Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

Date Of Birth: Jan 5, 1959
Birth Place: Urbana, Ohio, USA

Popularity: 96th All Time, 115th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Graduated from prestigious St. Albans Prep School in Washington DC, and earned a scholarship to Northwestern.

Clancy Brown went to Northwestern University, where he was in the theater program.

Clancy said if he hadn't been an actor he would have been (in order) a fireman, an aristocrat, an archaeologist/anthropologist, a scuba diver, and a circus acrobat.

On August 20, 2002 Clancy Brown was named chairman of the board of Brown Publishing, a newspaper company owned by his family. He has been a board member since 1987.

Claims to have been introduced to acting by a neighbor who got him into William Shakespeare at a young age.

Collects animation art.

Describes himself as an avid reader who particularly enjoys the works of Frank Herbert.

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THE VOICES OF Clancy Brown

Credits On BTVA: 217 Roles from 123 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 1

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EPA Deane
said at 2:33 PM on Fri Sep 8 2017
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"I control everything in this town, Superman. Your cooperation is not really necessary. The offer was merely a courtesy."
said at 2:41 PM on Mon Jul 24 2017
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Clancy is one talented actor he great as Dr. Neo Cortex, Odin, Destro, Mr. Krabs, Rhino, Savage Opress, Hakon, Rahzar, Mr. Sinister, Long Feng, Silas, Taskmaster, Red Hulk, Buck Rockgut, Ryder Ahzali, Cataclysm, Warmaster Gorrath, Yakone, Parralax, Mr. Freeze, Otto, and Lex Luthor
said at 9:17 AM on Fri Jan 6 2017
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Happy Late Birthday to Lex Luthor, Mr. Freeze, Mr. Krabs, Hades, Montross, Destro, Odin, Savage Opress, Dr. Neo Cortex, George Stacy, & the Kurgan!!!
said at 8:43 AM on Fri Jan 6 2017
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I'm late on this but Happy Birthday Clancy Brown! The man's Cortex and Uka Uka are both my favourite roles from him for the reasons HK-47 said. It's a shame he isn't playing either of them anymore but hey.

I also love his performances as Mr. Krabs and Lex Luthor!
HK-47 master
said at 12:22 AM on Fri Jan 6 2017
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Happy birthday, Clancy Brown!

He has a great and iconic voice and is really good at playing villains like Lex Luthor, Savage Oppress, Silas, Long Feng, Yakone, the Rhino, Mr. Sinister, Rahzar, Hakon, Wolf, and the Demon Cat.

However, I'm going to be out-of-the-box and say that my favorite role of his is Dr. Cortex from the Crash Bandicoot franchise. The games were one of my first exposure to him and I'm amazed at how he was able to mix together being intimidating and being comical. It's also impressive that he did Uka Uka in the same games and was able to make them sound different from each other (granted, there may have been some effects). It's a shame he had a falling out with the franchise due to payment and parents complaining that Cortex was to scary, I would've liked to see him play the role for longer. Nonetheless; by the looks of the N. Sane Trilogy, Lex Lang will carry on his work well.

He's also good in live-action; especially as the Kurgan in Highlander in which he completely stole the show:

"I have something to say! It's better to burn out than to fade away!"
said at 9:39 PM on Thu Jan 5 2017
Happy Birthday Clancy Brown!!
said at 4:59 PM on Thu Jan 5 2017
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Happy birthday Clancy!
said at 4:36 PM on Thu Jan 5 2017
Happy birthday Clancy Brown!!!

Raiden is my favorite role from him. The great snarky attitude he gave the character and his comedic timing really made the Thunder God one of the most memorable and funny characters in the Mortal Kombat cartoon.

I also enjoyed him as Silas, Mr. Krabs, Ratso, Captain Black, Lex Luthor (the Lego version, not too fond of the DCAU version), King Faraday, the Red Hulk, General Ross and The Phantom Rider.
said at 1:52 PM on Thu Jan 5 2017
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Happy Birthday Clancy Brown!
said at 11:18 AM on Thu Jan 5 2017
Happy birthday Lex Luthor, Neo Cortex, Mr Krabs, Mr Freeze and live-action General Eiling.
said at 10:33 AM on Thu Jan 5 2017
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Happy Birthday Clancy Brown!

My top 10 favourite roles from him are:

1.) Mr. Krabs (Spongebob Squarepants)
2.) Lex Luthor (Superman: The Animated Series)
3.) Mr. Freeze (The Batman)
4.) Captain George Stacy (Spectacular Spider-Man)
5.) Rhino (Spectacular Spider-Man)
6.) Chris Bradford/Dogpound/Rahzar (TMNT)
7.) Savage Opress (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
8.) Destro (G.I Joe Renegades)
9.) Leland "Silas" Bishop/Cylas (Transformers: Prime)
10.) Captain Black (Jackie Chan Adventures)
said at 7:27 AM on Thu Jan 5 2017
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Happy B-Day Clancy Brown!!! One of my top favorite va's of all time!!!

My top 25 Clancy Brown va roles

1. Lex Luthor (Superman the animated series and JL/JLU)
2. Grune (Thundercats)
3. Destro (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
4. Leader (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee)
5. Warmaster Gorrath (Megas XLR)
6. Trident (Teen Titans)
7. Rahzar (TMNT 2012)
8. Badlands Dan (WOY)
9. King Faraday (YJ)
10. Magnus Magnuson (Kick Buttowski)
11 Dr. Bara (Secret Saturdays)
12. Mr. Sinister (Wolverine and the X-Men)
13. George Stacy/Rhino (The Spectacular Spider-Man)
14. Otto (SRMTHFG!)
15. Long Feng/Yakone (ATLA/LOK)
16. General Zartok (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)
17. Ratso/Captain Black (Jackie Chan Adventures)
18. Legion Ex Machina 1-5 (Big Guy and Rusty)
19. Wolf/Hakon (Gargoyles)
20. Big Time / Charlie Bigelow (Batman Beyond)
21. Mr. Krabs (Spongebob Season 1-3)
22. Red Death (Venture Bros)
23. Colonel Nikolai/Professor Francois (The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest)
24. Ryder Azadi (Star War Rebels)
25. Hebediah (Scooby Doo Mystery Inc)
said at 2:10 AM on Thu Jan 5 2017
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Ice? There's no ice! There never was any ice, ice is just a myth! Happy Birthday, Clancy Brown
Polyester Funk
said at 12:20 AM on Thu Jan 5 2017
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Happy birthday, Clancy. Such a marvelous voice you have.
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Dec 22 2016
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"What did you say, PUNK???"
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:00 PM on Fri Dec 2 2016
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Whenever I see Clancy in live action, since I know him from VO stuff mostly, I call out "Clancy!" in surprise. I did this even with family so now whenever my mom sees Clancy in live action she'll yell "Clancy" as well.
said at 6:35 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
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I like Clancy Brown, he's great as Lex Luthor, Mr. Krabs, Dr. Neo Cortex, Savage Opress, Uka Uka, and Taskmaster.
Darkness Dragon
said at 4:52 PM on Mon Sep 19 2016
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He is such a great character actor and an equally great voice actor. My favorite film role of his is the Kurgan in Highlander. My favorite voice roles are Lex
Luthor,Neo Cortex and Mr Krabs
said at 10:32 AM on Sun Nov 6 2016
@Darkness Dragon Interesting enough, both Kurgan & one of his Mask roles in Crash Bandicoot...were dubbed by Ryuzaburo Otomo.

& on that note, he's one of the first VA's I'd want in anime if they ever decided to big-budget dubs. As it is, it'd be nice if, say, Square Enix or Sony used him in their bigger dubs. He's got such an anime-esque voice to me, like Josh Keaton & Hynden Walch (who *also* have done dubs).
HK-47 master
said at 6:07 AM on Sat Sep 3 2016
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"I have something to say! It's better to burn out than to fade away!"
said at 9:54 AM on Sat May 21 2016
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Clancy was absolutely hilarious in The Venture Bros. I can't wait to see more of Red Death next season.
said at 1:37 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
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I saw him in "Hail, Caesar!" recently.
said at 5:23 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
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Was pleasantly surprised to see him in "Daredevil".
said at 4:07 PM on Sun Feb 7 2016
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So, a lot of people aren't talking about his work as Buck Rockgut, huh? Know who else doesn't talk much about Buck Rockgut?


(Skipper, Kowalski and Rico gasp. Private just slaps his forehead)
said at 8:11 PM on Tue Jan 5 2016
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Happy 57th Birthday Clancy Brown.

I enjoyed his performances as Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob), Savage Opress (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and Lex Luthor (DC Comics).
said at 8:05 PM on Tue Jan 5 2016
Happy 57th Birthday Clancy Brown. You've done good these past 17 years with Mr. Krabs and your Other Memorable/Surprising Roles. But what happened to you with 2 Spongebob Video Games I've hoped to know?
said at 1:35 PM on Tue Jan 5 2016
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Happy Birthday Lex Luthor, Mr. Krabs, Dr. Neo Cortex, Uka Uka, Gonta, Long Feng, Savage Opress, Buck Rockgut, Silas, Odin from The Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Dogpound/Rahzar, and Badlands Dan.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:23 AM on Tue Jan 5 2016
Happy birthday, Clancy!
said at 2:44 PM on Sat Nov 14 2015
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Day OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFF. I don't know the meaning of that horrible word!
said at 11:04 PM on Fri Oct 23 2015
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This man played the Kurgan from the Highlander movie in 1986. Freaky.
said at 8:29 PM on Fri Dec 4 2015
@WildDancer101 He also played Raiden in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. Christopher Lambert played Raiden in the movie.

Both the hero and villain of Highlander have played the same character.
said at 1:34 PM on Mon Mar 23 2015
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said at 12:56 PM on Sat Oct 24 2015
@Fulgore2005 Day...OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFF??!?!?!?!?!?!
said at 1:59 PM on Sun Feb 8 2015
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Gonta... Gonta is Kani-san! I never knew that!
Jared Delgado
said at 12:02 PM on Tue Jan 6 2015
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Happy belated Birthday, Clancy! Best booming voice, yet can sound calm at the same time.
said at 1:32 PM on Mon Jan 5 2015
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Happy Birthday Clancy Brown, one of my all time favourite VA's since I was a kid. A powerful booming voice that works perfectly for villains but can also work for heroes or brutes just as well.

Mr. Krabs is easily my favourite role of his but honestly I love nearly all of his roles including Lex Luthor, Mr. Freeze, Parallax, Captain Stacy, The Rhino, Mister Sinister, Odin, Taskmaster, Long Feng, Yakone, Captain Black, Ratso, Destro, Silas, Savage Opress and Chris Bradford/Dogpound/Rahzar but I also get a kick out of his live action performances like Wade Eiling on The Flash and The Kurgan in Highlander.
said at 3:05 AM on Tue Jan 5 2016
and since then I've heard him in other roles such as Wolf, Hakon, Sasquatch, The Supreme Intelligence, Hades, Trident, Officer Frank Horton, John Anderton, Ryder Azadi and his many...many roles in the original Spyro The Dragon game.

Happy Birthday Clancy Brown!
said at 1:28 PM on Mon Jan 5 2015
Happy Birthday Mr. Krabs and Lex Luthor.
said at 7:27 AM on Mon Jan 5 2015
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Happy Birthday Clanky!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:39 AM on Mon Jan 5 2015
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Happy birthday, Clancy!
said at 2:52 PM on Thu Dec 11 2014
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The Jamieson Price of western animation. In other words, awesome.
said at 9:18 AM on Fri Dec 12 2014
@AntiSabat666 Clancy is his own brand of awesome. He can't be compared to anyone.
said at 4:07 PM on Fri Sep 19 2014
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Anyone heard him doing voice-over for recent Chevy commercials?
Polyester Funk
said at 11:28 PM on Fri Sep 19 2014
@Lpfan120 Yep.
said at 10:14 AM on Wed Sep 17 2014
All hail Praxis!!!!
Polyester Funk
said at 1:31 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
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He'll be playing General Wade Eiling on the Flash series on the CW.
said at 10:29 AM on Thu Aug 28 2014
@Polyester Funk I screamed when they announced that.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:16 AM on Fri Aug 29 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Defiantly a great choice.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:28 PM on Fri Sep 19 2014
@Polyester Funk Definitely. What the heck word did I type there and why did my Kindle' s auto-correct let that slip?
Polyester Funk
said at 11:47 PM on Sun Jul 13 2014
I'd like to hear him play Shere Khan.
said at 5:47 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Happy Birthday Clancy Brown a.k.a. Mr.Krabs,Lex Luthor and Red Hulk
said at 3:23 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Happy Birthday, Mr. Brown! You are outstanding in both on-camera and voice acting. No one has ever defined the character of Lex Luthor like you.
said at 12:11 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Happy birthday, Clancy!
said at 6:30 AM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Happy birthday Clancy.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:10 AM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Happy birthday, Clancy.
said at 9:46 PM on Fri Jan 3 2014
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Love him as Dr. Neo Cortex from Crash Bandicoot. If they make another Crash Bandicoot game, they better get him to come back for Cortex! Epic laugh...
said at 8:53 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
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Good in both live action & voice acting. He's such a talented actor.
Lion's Edge
said at 11:39 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
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A magnificent actor, in both live-action and animation!

I would LOVE to hear this guy play The Thing in a future Fantastic Four series, or appearance in another Marvel show... so long as Jeph Loeb is kept a good five... hundred yards away from the whole thing.
said at 6:25 AM on Mon May 27 2013
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If either Dan Green or Travis Willingham had a Hollywood counterpart, it'd be this guy!
said at 8:49 PM on Thu Feb 21 2013
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He should be the nbext voice actor for Ansem, he sounds like a cobination of Ricahrd Epcar and Billy Zane!! :)
said at 8:42 AM on Sun Mar 30 2014
@5glitchers5 I think he would have been a better choice over Epcar. I don't hate the guy, but I think it would have been a smoother transition if they cast Clancy in the role, I swear that there are moments when he voiced Lex Luthor where he sounded just like Billy Zane.
said at 6:11 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
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He won every compare he is in^^
Safe for Mr Freeze
said at 7:10 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
@GerPer92 And Thunderbolt Ross too.
said at 2:55 AM on Sat Jan 5 2013
Happy Birthday Mr.Clancy Brown also sorry no money for you Mr.Krabs
said at 8:25 AM on Sun Nov 4 2012
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Does anyone besides me think that Clancy Brown would be great as Galactus?
Dark Kuja
said at 9:52 PM on Wed Nov 28 2012

He would, wouldn't he?

Here are some more roles I think he'd be great as, because he's that awesome.

Heihachi Mishima
Heartless Ansem/Xehanort's Heartless
Dr. Doom
M. Bison
Rugal Burnstien
Smithy from Super Mario RPG

And... I can't think of anymore right now. Dang it.
said at 1:35 AM on Sat Dec 1 2012
@Dark Kuja
You forgot Red Skull.
Dark Kuja
said at 8:50 PM on Thu Aug 15 2013

Lex Luthor Vs. the Question cinched it for me.

"Do you know how much power I'd have to give up to be president?"
said at 10:33 AM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@Dark Kuja Careful If that were the case it would just be typecasting and pretty dull unfortunately but I can definitely see the strong admiration for him. *.*
Dark Kuja
said at 2:28 PM on Sat May 19 2012
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Am I the only one who thinks he should be voicing Heihachi Mishima?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:20 AM on Thu Jul 12 2012
@Dark Kuja Now that you mention it, he'd actually be a pretty great Heihachi.
Dark Kuja
said at 2:57 PM on Fri Jul 13 2012

He just has that voice that says "I've trained my whole life to get where I am. You've embraced the supernatural? Pathetic."
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:17 PM on Sun May 13 2012
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Him and Tim Curry are always typecaster as villains...but they are awesome at it so it's okay :D
Madness Abe
said at 4:59 PM on Thu Jan 5 2012
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Brown!

Sorry, no money for Mr. Krabs....
said at 4:34 AM on Thu May 5 2011
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Woah, Clancy's done a lot more than I thought. Didn't know he played Mr. Freeze and Bane in The Batman, or that he was Rhino in Spectacular. :P
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:27 AM on Sat Jan 22 2011
no indication that we can find so far moonarcher :(
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Clancy Brown role? *
Lex Luthor
34.9% (44 votes)
Mr. Krabs
31.7% (40 votes)
Dr. Neo Cortex
7.1% (9 votes)
Savage Opress
3.2% (4 votes)
Long Feng
2.4% (3 votes)
2.4% (3 votes)
1.6% (2 votes)
Captain Black
1.6% (2 votes)
Red Hulk
1.6% (2 votes)
George Stacy
1.6% (2 votes)
Warmaster Gorrath
1.6% (2 votes)
Mr. Freeze / Victor Fries
1.6% (2 votes)
1.6% (2 votes)
0.8% (1 vote)
The Dark Dragon
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Mr. Sinister
0.8% (1 vote)
Santa Claus
0.8% (1 vote)
Commander Kane
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Alec Ryder
0.8% (1 vote)
126 Total Votes
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