Alfred Pennyworth
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Alfred Pennyworth

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Alfred Pennyworth with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Batman

Alfred Pennyworth is a prominent supporting protagonist in the Batman franchise in which he made his comic book debut in Batman #16 in April-May of 1943. Alfred is the faithful Butler (and for a time legal guardian) of Bruce Wayne AKA Batman whom was the faithful servant of Bruce's late parents Thomas and Martha Wayne. Alfred is one of Bruce/Batman's closest allies whom tends to his and others wounds and Alfred is normally making generally good-natured snarky comments towards Batman he is also there for moral support. Like many other comic book characters Alfred's backstory can differ considering continuities but before he became the Wayne's family butler he was an agent of England's Secret Intelligence Service and has occasionally used his old tricks from the SIS to aid Batman before.    
Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 25 2012
Special thanks to Foxwolf, Music Meister, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder (1968)
Alfred PennyworthOlan Soule
Olan Soule
Challenge of the Super Friends (1978)
Alfred Pennyworth (Bizarro)Bill Callaway
Bill Callaway
Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985)
Alfred PennyworthAndre Stojka
Andre Stojka
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Alfred PennyworthClive Revill
Clive Revill
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Alfred PennyworthEfrem Zimbalist Jr
Efrem Zimbalist Jr
The Batman (2004)
Alfred PennyworthAlastair Duncan
Alastair Duncan
Batman Begins (2005)
Alfred PennyworthMichael Caine
Michael Caine
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Alfred PennyworthJames Garrett
James Garrett
Batman Black and White (2008)
Alfred PennyworthMichael Dobson
Michael Dobson
Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
Alfred PennyworthDavid McCallum
David McCallum
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
Alfred PennyworthAlan Oppenheimer
Alan Oppenheimer
Young Justice (2010)
Alfred PennyworthJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Alfred PennyworthJim Piddock
Jim Piddock
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Alfred PennyworthMartin Jarvis
Martin Jarvis
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (2012)
Alfred PennyworthMichael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Alfred PennyworthSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Justice League: Doom (2012)
Alfred PennyworthRobin Atkin Downes
Robin Atkin Downes
Beware the Batman (2013)
Alfred PennyworthJB Blanc
JB Blanc
DC Super Heroes Batman Be-Leaguered (2014)
Alfred PennyworthNolan North
Nolan North
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
Alfred PennyworthSteven Weber
Steven Weber
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Alfred PennyworthBrian George
Brian George


Today on the Batman VC section we take a look at Batman's faithful butler... ALFRED PENNYWORTH! Since this is a HUGE VC I must say that most of these guys did really well. I particularly liked those such as Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Michael Dobson, Alan Oppenheimer and James Garrett but a lot of the others did well too. So in other words this one is definitely a tough one if I do say so myself.



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said at 8:36 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
2. Clive Revill
3. Alastair Duncan
4. Martin Jarvis
5. Steven Weber

The thing with Alfred is there are two sides to his character: the sassy butler and the heartfelt father figure. It depends on the writing of course, but very rarely is he not exclusively the former. (at least where animation is concerned)

Efrem knew how to be utterly hilarious as the sassy butler, but when things got serious and he offered his two cents on a situation or gave other characters advice, his delivery could be outright tear-jerking at times. Easily the best voice Alfred ever had. I was disappointed when they didn't bring him back for the Arkham games, but still, the man was in his 90s.

Honorable mention goes to Michael Caine. I loved him in the Nolan trilogy, but in the games he seemed to be phoning it in.
said at 9:13 PM on Fri Oct 28 2016
I blame the direction rather than Caine himself, personally. All the film actors sounded kinda bland in the games.
said at 9:03 PM on Sun Oct 23 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Sticking with Erfem Zimbalist, Jr., though Steven Weber was also good.
said at 10:30 PM on Tue Aug 30 2016
1. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
2. Martin Jarvis
3. Alastair Duncan
4. Clive Refill
5. Robin Atkin Downes
Shaun Ince
said at 4:39 PM on Thu Aug 18 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Brian George is very good as Alfred.
said at 6:47 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Brian George was pretty good as Alfred.
said at 3:31 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
 8 Shout Outs!
Brian George, I'm surprised no one thought of that sooner.
said at 11:33 AM on Wed Jul 27 2016
Jackson Beck (who played Alfred in the old Superman radio show) is my favorite. His voice and accent fit Alfred perfectly, IMO. He makes him sound a little bit more comical, but let's face it, the character was more comical back then, so he fits perfectly.

Non-radio voices, I would have to say that Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. is the best. He has such a warm tone and delivery, yet can be funny and quippy at the right times.

Clive Revill is next. He sounds more professional than Zimbalist, but his quips are great.

Andre Stojka is also great as Alfred. He nails the more fatherly side quite well, and I could see him delivering quips quite well.

Brian George is next. He sounds astonishingly similar to Zimbalist. Boy, I really wish he plays Alfred again.

I also enjoyed James Garrett, David McCallum, Michael Dobson, Alan Oppenheimer, Jim Piddock, Jeff Bennett, Martin Jarvis, Steve Blum, Michael Jackson, Robin Atkin Downes, J.B. Blanc and Nolan North in the role.

Bill Callaway fits Alfred Bizarro, and he's quite hilarious. Of course, he wouldn't fit the traditional Alfred, but he nails the Bizarro version.

Alastair Duncan and Michael Caine are okay, but they feel a little bit off.

Olan Soule... I'm glad he managed to use his range, but he's pretty inconsistent. Not a bad effort, though.

Honorable mention: Michael Gough (BBC DC radio dramas
said at 12:57 PM on Sat Oct 22 2016
Now, Steven Weber has become my favorite of the non-radio voices. I love how he sounds and he does sound pretty close to Alan Napier. Plus, that scene they added on the VC clip is just so emotional.
said at 9:15 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
1. Jim Piddock
2. Martin Jarvis
3. Michael Caine
said at 8:04 AM on Sun Mar 20 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Man Alfred's had a lot of great voices over the years, my favourite one is Efrem Zimbalist Jr without a doubt. He brings the most heart and snark to the world's greatest butler. He feels like the father figure that Alfred became after the death of Bruce's parents and of course his acting is fantastic. May he RIP.

James Garrett is a close second, he reminds me the most of Efrem's take and his rich sounding voice is always a treat to hear.

Alistair Duncan was also very enjoyable as Alfred, I really love the delivery of his snark. A worthy third.

Michael Caine was a great live-action Alfred, his performances in TDKR was legitimately brilliantly acted, the anguish and heartbreak he portrayed felt very real and genuine.

JB Blanc is great as a younger more combatant version of Alfred.

Robin Atkin Downes's real dry delivery is rather hilarious.

David McCallum, Jim Piddock, Martin Jarvis, Michael Dobson, Andre Stojka and Alan Oppenheimer are all great, not much else to say about them other than I like them.

Michael Jackson really sounds like Tom Kane, it's very uncanny with that said he too is really good as Alfred.

Nolan North sounds rather forced with his age, he's not bad though.

Jeff Bennett is alright but I'm not feeling his take.

Clive Revill sounds a bit too deep as Alfred for my liking.

Steve Blum seems to emulate Tony Jay here, and it kind of works but I don't think Alfred should sound this deep.

Olan Soule sounds like he's forcing his deepness.

Bill Callaway is really Bizzaro Alfred. I don't think he should count.

Overall Efrem is going to be getting my vote.

BONUS: I also am surprised Corey Burton has never voiced Alfred after all these years, it feels like such an obvious casting choice. For something less obvious I was thinking like either Tim Curry, Malcolm McDowell or John Hurt would make a great Alfred. I could see Ron Halder and Kent Williams being an excellent Alfreds too.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 10:56 PM on Mon Feb 8 2016
When I first listened to Olan Soule and Bill Callaway, I was jut like "Huh?" Andre Stojka, Clive Revill, Michael Caine, James Garrett, David McCallum, Michael Dobson, Alan Oppenheimer, Jim Piddock, Jeff Bennett, Martin Jarvis, Steve Blum, Robert Atkin Downes, Michael Jackson, JB Blanc, and Nolan North are definitely good as Alfred. Alastair Duncan sounds especially cool since I'm hearing a striking resemblance to Tim Curry in his voice, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. did a great job as Alfred as well. My vote goes to Efrem Zimbalist Jr; my second favorite is Alastair Duncan, and I don't know where and how to rank everyone else besides Olan Soule and Bill Callaway since the two of them didn't sound very fitting to me, so the rest of them are tied for me.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 11:17 PM on Mon Feb 8 2016
@Jacob M. Keene In the first sentence, I meant "just."
said at 3:22 AM on Sun Sep 13 2015
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. #1 always. I grew up with is voice
Also loved hearing JB in his natural accent.
said at 3:13 PM on Thu Aug 13 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
I'm glad that alot of these guys have gotten to reprise the role recently
said at 4:03 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Zimbalist is the greatest of the 'traditional' Alfreds, but Michael Caine's take is the most original. Instead of the stereotypical English butler, he gives Alfred a little working-class air, almost cockney but not quite. "Ya can borrow the Rolls if ya like, just bring it back with a full tank."
said at 9:19 AM on Sat Aug 8 2015
1) Jackson Beck (Superman radio show)
2) Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
3) Clive Revill
4) Andre Stojka
5) Michael Gough (BBC DC radio dramas)
6) Bill Callaway
7) Olan Soule
8) Martin Jarvis
9) Robin Atkin Downes
10) Nolan North
11) Steve Blum
12) Mike Jackson
13) Jeff Bennett
14) James Garrett
15) David McCallum
16) Alan Oppenheimer
17) Jim Piddock
18) Michael Dobson
19) J.B. Blanc
20) Alastair Duncan
21) Michael Caine
said at 4:50 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
@Starscreamsfan same Michael Gough from the movies?
said at 7:58 AM on Tue Aug 11 2015
@Archerboy58 BINGO!!!
said at 3:17 PM on Tue Aug 11 2015
@Starscreamsfan That's awesome that he got to voice the character since he was great in the movies and he lived a really long life
said at 3:33 PM on Tue Aug 11 2015
@Archerboy58 Oh, yes. He was just as great as he was in the films. ;)
said at 3:15 PM on Sat Apr 4 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Im very happy they're having McCallum return for the role so much in the recent Batman films, and the more he's been doing it, I think he's been just nailing the character more and more. In both his sophistication and his dry wit.

I'd honestly now put him at number 1 for me.
said at 5:57 AM on Fri Feb 27 2015
Sticknig with Efrem Zimbalist Jr, but JB Blanc was good as Alfred and Nolan North was okay.
said at 3:06 PM on Sat Nov 22 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Nolan's Alfred voice sounds kinda average in my opinion. He's alright but he's not brilliant.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:46 PM on Tue Dec 2 2014
@Ross123 My thoughts exactly.
said at 12:12 PM on Sat Nov 22 2014
I actually really like Jim Piddock's take. It just sounds so natural and fitting.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:36 PM on Thu Nov 20 2014
Nolan sounds like he's forcing an older voice, rather unnatural. I'll cut him some slack since he got one line but he would be pretty low on my list (if I ever make one)
Shaun Ince
said at 10:41 PM on Thu Nov 20 2014
@Music Meister I also believe Nolan voiced Alfred in the Dark Knight DLC for Lego Batman 3. He's has more dialogue in that game.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:15 PM on Fri Jan 30 2015
@Music Meister Speaking of which, since Nolan also did Alfred in Lego Batman 3, would you be posting an additional sound clip like with the Killer Croc Compare. Provided that the performances & voices are different of course.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:13 PM on Fri Nov 14 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I've got to go with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. His wit and sense of humor were great for Alfred, and he could do his more serious and touching moments very nicely, too.

I do like David McCallum, Alan Oppenheimer, Martin Jarvis and James Garrett. They all sound very good. JB Blanc did a different version of him, but he still did very well also.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:16 PM on Fri Nov 14 2014
@Polyester Funk I did like Michael Caine in the movies, yet those films were so serious that he didn't get to show off his wit and humor, which is what I wanted to see. Michael was a great choice, yet I still wanted to see that more fun side to the character. Something that Michael could easily do.
said at 11:58 AM on Sat May 3 2014
 1 Shout Out!
1. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (RIP)
2. Martin Jarvis
3. David McCallum
4. JB Blanc
5. James Garrett
6. Jim Piddock
7. Robin Atkin Downes
8. Jeff Bennett
9. Alastair Duncan

Don't feel strongly either way about the others.
said at 11:44 AM on Sat May 3 2014
 1 Shout Out!
R.I.P. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. He was the definitive Alfred Pennyworth to me. Martin Jarvis is now his successor.
said at 5:26 AM on Sat May 3 2014
Everyone here (excluding Olan, Bill & Andre) does a good job at voicing Alfred. I was actually planning on voting on this compare at a later date but since Efrem died yesterday, RIP 2 him, it feels only right to vote on it 2day.

My favourite has to be Martin with Efrem a close 2nd.

Michael voices Alfred just as good as he portrays him in the Nolan films.

JB does a different take on Alfred from the rest but it works well.

Like I said earlier, everyone else did a good job.
said at 8:45 PM on Wed Apr 30 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
After looking at Martin Jarvis' take on Alfred in Arkham Origins, he's the true successor to Efrem's take :)
said at 10:00 AM on Wed Mar 26 2014
I liked Efrem, Martin Jarvis, James Garrett and Jim Piddock. Jeff sounds too much like his regular British guy. Steve Blum tried to emulate Michael Gough a bit too much.

Giving it to Jim Piddock, because he had some very nice lines.
said at 9:44 PM on Fri Mar 21 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
After Arkham Origins, I think we've found Efrem's successor
said at 3:08 PM on Sun Feb 2 2014
I'm changing my vote to Martin Jarvis.
Tyler Reznik
said at 7:22 AM on Wed Jan 29 2014
It's hard to unhear Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as Alfred, but I'd like to hear Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont on "Game of Thrones") have a turn as Alfred.
said at 4:07 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
i like Efrem Zimbalist Jr. the best. Olan Soule, Andre Stojka, Clive Revil, Alastar Duncan, Micheal Caine, David Mcallum, Alan Oppenheimer, Jim Piddock, James Garrett, Robin Atkin Downes, Micheal Jackson II, and Steve Blum were all great as well
said at 10:08 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
Why hasn't Efrem Zibmbalist JR. played him in any DCUO movies
said at 10:12 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
Retired from what I've heard. That said, this raises questions as to who played him (as well as Bane) for The Hub's Batman: The Animated Series Rises trailer promo.
said at 2:19 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@rosebr10 could be Tom Kane as Bane. don't know about Alfred
Tyler Reznik
said at 7:11 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Archerboy58 Most likely because Zimbalist is currently 95 years old. He's probably retired.
said at 7:16 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Tyler Reznik hopefully he might voice the charecter again soon
said at 11:17 PM on Sun Oct 27 2013
JB Blanc is pretty good as his version of Alfred, though I'm sticking with Zimbalist.
said at 9:09 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
JB Blanc works great as a very different interpretation of Alfred, I did his performance quite a lot.

Efrem Zimbalist JR. sounds the most fatherly and wise out of all the VA's here, so naturally I'm going with him.
said at 12:49 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
JB Blanc did good. I'm sticking with Efrem Zimbalist Jr
said at 12:23 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
JB's design bugs me. He needs a goatee at least.
said at 8:28 PM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@pete LOL What.
said at 1:21 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@pete He looks like Lex Luthor to me. I forgot he's early 60's in the show and probably got rid of his facial hair by then. Plus it probably doesn't suit his version.
said at 6:09 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Replied to myself on accident before. Whoops.
said at 8:43 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
JB is really good for his version. Reminds me a bit of Sean Connery.
said at 9:09 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@VctrBnsn He was actually based from Michael Caine's role in "Get Carter".
said at 9:09 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013
Isn't that just his regular speaking voice?
said at 9:48 AM on Wed Oct 16 2013

Pretty much, yeah, that is his normal voice.
said at 12:22 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@VctrBnsn That's the idea. A James Bondish sort of approach since it focuses on his British spy days.
said at 8:56 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
1. Efrem Zimbalist Jr - He nailed Alfred. He sounds age appropriate and gets both the dry humor and fatherly affection down perfectly.
2. Alan Oppenheimer - A close second after Efrem. He sounds exactly how I'd imagine Alfred to sound: a bit like Michael Gough from the movies, actually.
3. Michael Caine - He's better at live action, but you still gotta love his voice and how he conveys Alfred's character without sounding stereotypical.
4. Martin Jarvis - That radio effect is a hindrance in that clip, 'cause otherwise how sounds very fitting.
5. Michael Dobson - The best voice for a younger Alfred.
6. Alaister Duncan - Second best voice for young Alfred.
7. Robin Atkin Downes - Seems to be imitating Michael Caine, and does pretty well at it.
8. David McCallum - He nails the humorous butler aspect of the character.
9. Clive Revill - He worked well, but he sounds a bit more like Duckworth than Alfred.
10. Michael Jackson - Name aside, he's decent. Sounds a bit like Tom Kane. My problem is that it's not as old sounding as the design suggests he is.
11. James Garrett - It's a unique take, but I can't get Avatar Roku out of my head when I hear it.
12. Steve Blum - Seeing Steve's name made me think this was a miscast, but he does surprisingly well with what he's given.
13. Jim Piddock - Okay, but something about him sounds off.
14. Jeff Bennett - Again, it's decent but it doesn't sound quite right for Alfred.
15. Andre Stojka - Sounds way too young.
16. Olan Soule - Sounds like a stuffy doofus.
17. Bill Callaway - Heeey, that's not Alfred! That's Bizarro!
said at 9:59 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus JD Blanc is similar to Robin Atkin Downes in having a take similar to Micheal Caine.
said at 2:30 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
@Comicfan117 About time!
said at 2:21 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Slick If Jeff were to make his voice a little less deep, then yes, he'd nail that.
said at 5:36 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Efrem Zimbalist Jr's my favorite. Alastair Duncan, Jim Piddock and Alan Oppenheimer following close.
said at 7:49 AM on Sun Sep 22 2013
I give this one to James Garrett, with David McCallum at a close second.
said at 8:27 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
Andre Stojka is a pretty cool Alfred.
said at 10:21 AM on Wed May 29 2013
Alistair Duncan had to be the best.
said at 10:00 AM on Sat Apr 13 2013
 9 Shout Outs!
Listening to Mr. Blum's Alfred makes me think that he could do a pretty good Tony Jay impression
said at 10:58 AM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Lpfan120 He DOES sound like Tony Jay! OMG!
said at 11:13 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. He didn't go overboard with the accent, he sounds smart, humorous, and is great as an anchor of sanity for Bruce without being too posh and even. Several of them here do just about as good as him, but because he was the first to really do Alfred justice, great justice I might add, I feel it appropriate to vote for him.

Thank you for all the years of servitude, you've more than earned your retirement!
said at 11:16 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I apologize for the end of that first sentence, I have a bad habit of not proofreading.
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Olan Soule - It worked well enough.
Bill Calloway - Not sure why he's here.
Andre Stojka - Pretty good, actually.
Clive Reville - Yes, he was awesome.
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. - Awesome as well.
Alastair Duncan - love the personality in his performance.
Michael Caine - Like his movie performance, good.
David McCallum - A good Michael Caine replacement.
Michael Dobson - A surprisingly good performance.
Alan Oppenheimer - Good for what little he was given.
Jim Piddock - Love it.
James Garrett - A little raspy but still really good.
Jeff Bennett - OK for what little he got.
Martin Jarvis - Another great performance.
Robin Atkin Downes - Sounds a little young, but at least he gets some good lines.
Michael Jackson - Good.
Steven Blum - Couldn't even tell it was him. Good job.
said at 5:34 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
how ironic that the voice actor for alfred in arkham city's last name is jarvis. steve blum is good, but alistair duncan gets my vote.
said at 8:33 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Steve got the accent down. Wouldn't mind seeing him do in a more serious adaption.
said at 5:11 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
I'm going with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Steve Blum, Jeff Bennett, Michael Jackson, Martin Jarvis, Robin Atkin Downes, Alan Oppenheimer, and James Garrett are good too.
said at 10:01 AM on Wed Jul 11 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
I find it funny that Alan Oppenheimer, who did a lot of voice work in the old DC cartoons, didn't voice Alfred back then. XD
said at 6:41 PM on Thu May 3 2012
 1 Shout Out!
i just love this guy. sure he is the father figure of the batman story line, but the thing is we all see him as the butler which is what he truly is. and on top of that he has so much humor while keeping his same old butler steriotype tone which really adds to the humor as well. all and all one of my favorite characters in the series.
1.dick grayson
2.bruce wayne
3.this guy XD
said at 12:54 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
My first choice for Efrem Zimbalist Jr. He managed to capture the sarcastic and humourous side of Alfred that few others can manage. Secondary choices would be Martin Jarvis and David McCallum.
said at 1:37 AM on Thu Apr 19 2012
My picks for Alfred are as followed;
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
James Garrett
Alastair Duncan
Michael Caine
Robin Atkin Downes
Jim Piddock
David McCallum
Jeff Bennett
and Martin Jarvis
said at 5:16 AM on Sat Apr 7 2012
Gonna go with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. for Alfred, though Alastair Duncan, Michael Caine, David McCallum, Alan Oppenheimer, Jim Piddock, James Garrett, Jeff Bennett, Martin Jarvis, and Robin Atkin Downes were also good.

That said, Jeff Bennett did do a different voice for Alfred in Year One than he did for YJ.
said at 2:35 AM on Thu May 24 2012
@Anicomicgeek On second thought, I'm gonna change my vote to Martin Jarvis.
said at 8:52 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012

Sticking with Jarvis, but I also liked Michael Jackson as Alfred.
said at 2:15 AM on Fri Nov 16 2012

I'm gonna change my vote back to Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. as he was indeed better.
said at 6:42 PM on Mon Mar 26 2012
I'm kind of surprised by the praise for Alastair. I thought he was easily one of the worst Alfreds ever (though the poor writing didn't help, and he's done good work elsewhere). Efrem is my personal favorite, though the performances by Robin, Jeff, Martin, James, David and Jim are quite good as well.
said at 12:20 AM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@SpiderDreamer They are most likely fans of The Batman. It's the same reason Efrem is in the lead.
said at 12:35 AM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@SpiderDreamer Also I thought his accent was better. Certainly better than most.
said at 5:21 AM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@SpiderDreamer I will admit that I remembered Alastair sounding better as Alfred. I guess Efrem's too good.
said at 9:01 PM on Wed Mar 28 2012
@pete Really? I thought Alastair's accent was just *OK*. Efrem's is impeccable, and the rest of his performance is also excellent.
said at 10:20 PM on Fri Mar 30 2012
@SpiderDreamer He was pretty good second only to Efrem for me but Efrem is pretty good with accents so you can't top me. He sounds the most British for obvious reasons. The reason Alastair may be different for some fans is his Alfred was younger.
said at 10:26 AM on Wed May 29 2013
@SpiderDreamer You say that, but Duncan actually is British. Born in Scotland, admittedly, but did plenty of work in England. He would easily have known the accent extremely well.
said at 3:49 PM on Mon Mar 26 2012
Defintely a tough VC to tackle. Pokejedservo isn't kidding How should I say this? Hmmm. I got. I'll say that Olan Soule is a decent effort but doesn't quite fit the character well Bill Callway doesn't count as it's not him. Andre Stojika is easily the best of the older voices. Clive Revil doesn't sound quite righ to me and I'm glad Efrem Zimberalist Jr. took over. Efrem Zimberalist Jr. is obviously the best and Alastair Duncan is clearly 2 best on here. Michael Cane is a little off as well, he sounds better in the movies, David McCallum is pretty decent and is one of the better performances here. Michael Dobson is probably the third best. Alan Oppenheimer is decent but sounds older, Jim Piddock got the accent down but ddidn't seem to have many lines and James Garret sounds older as well here. Jeff Bennett got he accent down but again mot many lines, martin Jarvis is decent as well and last is my personal favorite on here Robin Atkin Downes as i'm sure all my other picks will get votes. I could always switch it if he gets more and another gets zero. So from best to worst.

1. Efrem Zimberallist Jr.

2. Alistair Duncan

3. Michael Dobson

4. Robin Atkin Downes

5. Jeff Bennett

6. Jim Piddock

7. Martin Jarvis

8. David McCallum

9. Clive Revill

10. Alan Oppenhiemer

11. Michael Caine

12. James Garret

13. Andre Stojka

14. Olan Soule

15. Bill Calloway
It was a tough call though.
said at 3:13 AM on Mon Mar 26 2012
gotta go with Efrem Zimbalist Jr, he has the perfect mixture of fatherliness, cunning, poise, snark, caring, and strength need for this role, i loved him in starcrossed. That being said Duncan, McCallum, Jarvis, Piddock, and Cane were all good stand-ins, they just couldn't compare.
said at 2:59 AM on Mon Mar 26 2012
Efram Zimbalist Jr. is the best here, though Alastair Duncan, David McCallum, Jim Piddock, Jeff Bennett and Martin Jarvis are also pretty good.
said at 5:26 AM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Jeff Bennett's Year One voice, to be precise. His Young Justice voice is OK, but not as good as his Year One voice.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Alfred Pennyworth voice actors?
Olan Soule
Bill Callaway
Andre Stojka
Clive Revill
Efrem Zimbalist Jr
Alastair Duncan
Michael Caine
David McCallum
Michael Dobson
Alan Oppenheimer
Jim Piddock
James Garrett
Jeff Bennett
Martin Jarvis
Robin Atkin Downes
Michael Jackson II
Steve Blum
JB Blanc
Nolan North
Brian George
Steven Weber
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