Easily the most popular voice actor to work with The Ocean Group, Scott McNeil (born September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia) is the Canadian equivalent to Steve Blum, Crispin Freeman and Patrick Seitz... IN AMERICA, and Banjo Ginga in Japan. He's usually cast as a big guy or a villain, but he also does some quirky and funny roles too. His most known roles are probably Dinobot, Waspinator, Silverbolt and Rattrap, Dr. Wily and Protoman, Piccolo in the early episodes, and Duo Maxwell. He reached Memetic Mutation status fairly quickly, faster than his U.S. counterparts.
Scott does a wide variety of voices in his work (again, see Beast Wars), but also tends to have two particular voices that are unmistakably his: a deep, gravelly, growling voice (ref. Piccolo, Koga), occasionally with snarl for particularly monstrous-looking roles (ref. Dinobot, Bale), or a snarky young, cocky-sounding voice (ref. Duo, Rattrap).
His favorite voice actors are Jim Cummings, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Mel Blanc and Garry Chalk (who voiced Optimus on Beast Wars). His favorite characters out of those he's played are Duo and Hohenheim, because they resemble himself as a young man and an adult, respectively. His favorite show he ever worked on is Beast Wars, which he claims is one of the few shows he's done where he actively made it a point to turn on the TV and watch every episode when it aired. In fairness, it probably helps that he voiced half the cast. In particular, he considers Dinobot to be his favourite character; and he takes no shame in admitting that he has two characters in the Transformers Hall of Fame (Dinobot and Waspinator). His panels at conventions are also quite entertaining; from the various disgusting concoctions that attendants have Scott devour to his overall very casual demeanor, the man does great stand-up and his panels tend to become very comedic.
Notable roles by Scott McNeil:
- Ali Al-Saachez and Daryl Dodge in Mobile Suit Gundam 00
- Backstop and Snarl in Transformers: Cybertron
- Duo Maxwell in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
- "Golden Lion" Shiki of One Piece Film: Strong World (his third and most recent cross-region role)
- Gutsman.EXE and Shademan.EXE in MegaMan NT Warrior (2002)
- Hohenheim of Light in Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) (one of three roles he's done cross-region, replaced by John Swasey in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
- Jajuka and King Aston in The Vision of Escaflowne
- Jetfire in Transformers: Armada
- Jetfire (again), Omega Supreme, and Strongarm in Transformers: Energon
- Male Kagura in Gintama
- Koga in Inuyasha
- Lord Raptor in the Night Warriors: Darkstalker's Revenge OVA (reprising the role from the cartoon, being the only voice actor from the cartoon to do so)
- Mr. Yoshi in Hamtaro
- Piccolo in Dragon Ball Z (Ocean dub)
- Stigma Stoller, Major Polta and the ZBC Chairman in Zoids: New Century
- Suezo, Grey Wolf, Naga and Gali in the anime adaption of Monster Rancher
- Tanomo in Samurai 7 (the other cross-region role)
- Verrocchio in Black Lagoon
- Shere Khan in the English dub of Adventures of Mowgli
- Evil Masked Figure in Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed
- Tahu and Onua Nuva in the first BIONICLE movie.
- Keetongu in Web of Shadows
- Phadrig Diggs in The Steam Engines of Oz
Live Action TV
- Chef Antoine in Dead Rising 2
- A LOT of named (and unnamed) characters in the Dawn of War game series; infamously known for Chaos Lords Bale and Firraveus Carron, Sindri Myr, and Blood Ravens Commander Indrick Boreale
- Durotan in World of Warcraft
- Gym Ghingnham in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
- Hecarim, Maokai (pre-rework), Sion (post-rework), and Veigar (post-rework) in League of Legends
- Hero (Cocky) in Def Jam: Fight for NY
- Additional voices in Far Cry 5
- Cain in Dragon Booster
- Deadeye Duck and Frax in Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars! (he would reprise the role of Deadeye in the arcade game, and fill in for Samuel Vincent as Blinky).
- Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator, and Silverbolt in Beast Wars
- Grumpy Bear in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot
- Hack in ReBoot (from Season 2 onwards)
- Jesus in the Animated Adaptation of Ben-Hur (now you know why the aneurysm is funny)
- Ken, Blanka, Cody, and Rolento in the Street Fighter Animated Adaptation
- Lord Raptor, Anakaris, and Rikuo in Darkstalkers (he would later reprise the role of Lord Raptor in the Night Warriors: Darkstalker's Revenge OVA)
- Mac Hopper in an episode of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
- Protoman and Dr. Wily in the Mega Man (Ruby-Spears) Animated Adaptation
- Rover the Diamond Dog, Chief Thunder Hooves and Flam in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
- Sid Sycamore in Dragon Tales
- Stork, Repton, Leugy, Harrier, Arygyn, Cyclonian #2, Blister, and countless minor characters in Storm Hawks
- T-Bone in Extreme Dinosaurs
- Twin Masters in Hero: 108
- Voltar in League of Super Evil ("VICTORYYYYY!!")
- Mr. White (The African-American MIB) and Bumper in Johnny Test
- Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution
- Wrath-Amon in Conan the Adventurer
- Freefall and Lt. Falcon in the DIC seasons of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
- Cobra Commander in Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles
- Professor Crazyhair in Yakkity Yak
- Skully Pettibone in Scary Godmother
- Wolf in Monster Mash (2000).
- The Sonic Stinger in Vor-Tech: Undercover Conversion Squad
- Professor Gangrene in Action Man: X Missions - The Movie
- The Overlord, Clouse, Arcturus, Karlof, Nadakhan and some minor characters in Ninjago
- Sleazy strip club owner/porn czar Mars and devout Qu'ran-spouting Muslim father Osama in Broken Saints
And now for certain tropes about how his roles usually go:
- Acting for Two: Especially in the Beast Wars example, where those first two characters he plays tend to fight a lot. He also played both Sindri and Bale in Dawn of War, Carron and Boreale in Soulstorm, Dr. Wily and Protoman in the Mega Man (Ruby-Spears) cartoon, just to name a few.
- Guttural Growler: Much like Steve Blum, many of his characters tend to have these kinds of voices. Examples include Hecarim, Maokai, Sion, and Lord Bale. And let's not forget Dinobot, who always sounds like he has a really bad cold.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: When it comes to Canadian voice talent, he is well known for having a great vocal range (Beast Wars being one of the bigger examples).
- Playing Against Type: He played against characters he's typically typecast for a few times in the past- aside from the Pungeon Master tree and Grumpy Bear mentioned below, he also played the shy alektorophobic teacher Mr. Yoshi in Hamtaro
- Promoted Fanboy: He played a lot of World of Warcraft before he ended up voicing a major character in it.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: His infamous Duo Maxwell scream originated from a real life event where he let out the same scream due to his wife backing up over his motorcycle.