Clancy Brown

Clancy Brown

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

Popularity: 86th All Time, 120th 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: 192 Roles from 112 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 9:54 AM on Sat May 21 2016
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
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
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
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
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
34.1% (31 votes)
Mr. Krabs
29.7% (27 votes)
Dr. Neo Cortex
6.6% (6 votes)
Savage Opress
4.4% (4 votes)
3.3% (3 votes)
Long Feng
2.2% (2 votes)
George Stacy
2.2% (2 votes)
Red Hulk
2.2% (2 votes)
2.2% (2 votes)
Captain Black
2.2% (2 votes)
Mr. Sinister
1.1% (1 vote)
The Dark Dragon
1.1% (1 vote)
Santa Claus
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
Commander Kane
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
Warmaster Gorrath
1.1% (1 vote)
Mr. Freeze / Victor Fries
1.1% (1 vote)
1.1% (1 vote)
91 Total Votes
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