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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Batman with sound clips and images.
Batman also known as the Caped Crusader and The Dark Knight is primarily the superhero identity of billionaire playboy, industrialist, and philanthropist Bruce Wayne. Batman is seen by many as a vigilante who has a war on crime. Batman is also a member of the Justice League and the Outsiders.

Batman is one of the most feared and dangerous beings on Earth and throughout the Universe despite having no super powers. Batman uses his vast wealth, advanced technology, his genius intellect and trains himself to physical human perfection to compensate. Batman is one of the greatest living martial artists, athletes and scientists. Batman is regarded by many to be the World's Greatest Detective.

Over the years others have taken up the mantle of Batman such as Dick Grayson and Terry McGinnis.
Created by Foxwolf on Wed Mar 11 2009, 536 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Pokejedservo, NCZ, UltimateCharm, Music Meister, Cypo, solidejake for additional sound clips.
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Justice League (2001)
Batman / Bruce WayneKevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy
Batman Beyond (1999)
Batman / Terry McGinnisWill Friedle
Will Friedle
The Batman (2004)
Batman / Bruce WayneRino Romano
Rino Romano
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Batman / Bruce WayneDiedrich Bader
Diedrich Bader
Justice League The New Frontier (2008)
Batman / Bruce WayneJeremy Sisto
Jeremy Sisto
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Batman 50sGary Owens
Gary Owens
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Batman 80sMichael Ironside
Michael Ironside
Justice League Heroes (2006)
Batman / Bruce WayneRon Perlman
Ron Perlman
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)
Batman / Bruce WayneAdam West
Adam West
Super Friends (1973)
Batman / Bruce WayneOlan Soule
Olan Soule
Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe (2008)
Batman / Bruce WayneDave Gazzana
Dave Gazzana
Batman Begins (2005)
Batman / Bruce WayneChristian Bale
Christian Bale
Batman Black and White (2008)
Batman / Bruce WayneMichael Dobson
Michael Dobson
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
Batman / Bruce WayneWilliam Baldwin
William Baldwin
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Batman / Bruce WayneBruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
DC Super Friends (2010)
Batman / Bruce WayneDaran Norris
Daran Norris
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Batman / Dick GraysonLex Lang
Lex Lang
Superman: Red Son (2009)
BatmanKirk Thornton
Kirk Thornton
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Scooby-Doo BatmanFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Bat-Manga BatmanCorey Burton
Corey Burton
Batman: Year One (2011)
Batman / Bruce WayneBen McKenzie
Ben McKenzie
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Batman / Bruce WayneTroy Baker
Troy Baker
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 (2012)
Batman / Bruce WaynePeter Weller
Peter Weller
Batman Of Shanghai
BatmanKirk Thornton
Kirk Thornton
New Teen Titans
Batman (Fake)Kevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
The Dark Knight Rises: The Mobile Game (2012)
Batman / Bruce WayneSean Schemmel
Sean Schemmel
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
Batman / Thomas WayneKevin McKidd
Kevin McKidd
Beware the Batman (2013)
Batman / Bruce WayneAnthony Ruivivar
Anthony Ruivivar
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)
Batman / Bruce WayneRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith
LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011)
BatmanGary Martin
Gary Martin
Justice League: War (2014)
Batman / Bruce WayneJason O'Mara
Jason O'Mara

EDITOR'S OPINION

In the past 20 years, there have been a handful of Batman incarnations. The longest running has of course been Kevin Conroy's Batman starting from Batman The Animated Series starting back in the early 90's straight through to Justice League Unlimited at the turn of the millenia. Only the last couple of years we've been introduced to alternate versions of the Dark Knight.

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Ross123
said at 2:58 AM on Fri Jul 25 2014
As 1 of the few people who voted for Troy as the best Batman voice. I look forward to him reprising the role in Lego Batman 3.
Slick
said at 3:36 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
Robert Kraft, David Kaye, Tim Daly, Jeff Bennett and Crispin Freeman should also voice Batman in the future.
Slick
said at 3:33 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
Daran Norris and Ben McKenzie should each get a second chance to voice Batman, so Daran can get a good Kevin Conroy impression, and Ben can get a good Bruce Greenwood impression. Frank Welker and Corey Burton can also improve their Batman voices.
facundo guerra 4
said at 2:15 PM on Mon Jul 14 2014
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This Is's An Operating Table. And I'm The Surgeon.
Two Words:BAD-ASS
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:35 AM on Sun Jul 6 2014
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Not sure if anyone's mentioned him, but what about Brian Bloom as Batman?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:23 PM on Sun Jul 6 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Too much of a typecast in my opinion. It would work fine, but I'm not really interested in hearing it.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:25 AM on Tue Jul 15 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight I'd be interested in hearing it. After hearing him as the Punisher, I think he'd be very, very good.
Slick
said at 3:24 PM on Wed Jul 23 2014
Yeah. He would make a great Batman, using his Daredevil voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:08 PM on Tue Jul 1 2014
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I get the irony in this but I want Mark Hamil to take a stab at Batman
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:17 PM on Tue Jul 1 2014
Before anyone makes the joke, no I don't want Kevin Conroy as the Joker
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:35 AM on Sun Jul 6 2014
@Music Meister That would be fairly interesting to hear, though. :-P
Supergirlfan63
said at 4:44 PM on Tue Jul 1 2014
Kevin Conroy is Post-Crisis Batman. Diedrich Bader is pre-crisis. I pick best voice actor for each time in the comics that said Greenwood would be my n52 voice choice.
Fairfieldfencer
said at 7:46 AM on Sun Jun 29 2014
Batman is an interesting role to see be acted from story to story. With so many actors, he's comparable to Shakespeare's characters in how he has been portrayed.

They all bring something different and for me, the actors I'm going to talk about embody key facets of him in brilliant ways.

To start off with, I go with Rino Romano, because for me he is the voice of Batman as he starts his career and finds his feet. He has the intelligence and burning passion with a voice comes across as grizzled yet youthful and plays the part well as he grows more. He is my voice for the Beginning Batman.

Now, Bruce Greenwood. I loved seeing him as Bats. He brings out the man behind not only the mask, but the crimefighter that is meant to seem nigh invulnerable and unbeatable to those who don't know him. Greenwood provides a strong man with weaknesses and deep feelings from Red Hood to Young Justice, showing him as a father to the Robins. Greenwood shows Batman CAN fail and that those failures don't leave him and he'll fix them IF he can. And even though I consider Greenwood my second favourite, I want to Jason O'Mara take over his role because he just adds such a human element to Batman. He doesn't feel like THE man, he feels like A man. A single man over his dead in a massive fight, but he's not turning back no matter what. They are my choices for the Human Batman.

For his old age, there is Peter Weller, who delivers a fantastic performance of a bitter man struggling to stay alive to keep his fight going, since there's really no one else who can carry it on. He is my choice for the Old Batman.

And then we have Kevin Conroy. THIS is the voice of the Batman legend, Batman the superhero, the man that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Superman, Wonder Woman and all the rest of the Justice League. The man that can take on not just villains, but supervillains that are even on the level of Darkseid. He is my choice for The Batman.
Steelers4190
said at 5:37 PM on Fri May 30 2014
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Conroy, Greenwood, And RCS are easily the best of the bunch here
journeyman98
said at 6:51 AM on Mon May 26 2014
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Someone needs to get Travis Willingham, either for a short series or audiobook or even a spoof...just wanna hear his awesome take on the Dark Knight!!
Netherman14
said at 3:12 AM on Fri May 23 2014
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I must say, for me, Ben McKenzie feels like he is trying to imitate Bruce Greenwood's Batman, but is failing badly.
TrueMyriad
said at 6:24 PM on Tue May 20 2014
Kevin Conroy, Bruce Greenwood, Diedrich Bader, Roger Craig Smith, Sean Schemmel, and Rino Romano are my favorites.
DeadpoolFool
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Apr 21 2014
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I'm probably going to get strung up by the neck for saying this....

But I actually like Bruce Greenwood's Batman more than Kevin Conroy.

That was difficult to say, seeing as how I practically grew up with Conroy as Batman. But Bruce Greenwood has this Drill Sergeant/Solid Snake thing going on that I totally dig and is exactly how I picture Batman would talk.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:02 PM on Fri Apr 25 2014
@DeadpoolFool There are several people here who prefer Bruce Greenwood. You're not alone on that, even if I'm not one of them.
DeadpoolFool
said at 9:15 PM on Fri Apr 25 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Guess I'm not used to how nice people are on this site. I'm still used to the hundreds of angry people on IMDB. Haha

If I was to say that over there, the pitchforks and torches would have been brought out.
Ringworm128
said at 5:17 AM on Sun Apr 20 2014
Oh and Batman does the voice for Kevin Conroy.
Ringworm128
said at 5:04 AM on Sun Apr 20 2014
Wait Sean Schemmel voiced Batman? I always thought something similar to his SSJ4 voice would work for Batman.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:08 PM on Sun Apr 6 2014
I can't help but hear Kevin Conroy when I see Batman. He's so iconic in the role.

I haven't seen the movie he was in yet, but I liked Bruce Greenwood on Young Justice and also Anthony Ruivivar. He is/was good on Beware the Batman.

Roger Craig Smith is OK. I'm not a gamer, but from what I've heard he's good, by not great. And I don't know what I yet think of Jason O'Mara. Haven't seen that movie either, but I've heard some clips of him from it and the upcoming one and he sounds OK.
Ross123
said at 3:27 PM on Thu Mar 27 2014
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I played Arkham Origins yesterday for the first time (embarrassing, right) and I can see why a lot of people don't like Roger. His Batman more darker & threatening than Kevin's. So, most people don't like it because of that. Well, at least I like it anyway.
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 1:38 AM on Thu Apr 3 2014
@Ross123
I thought most people preferred to have Batman be more dark and threatening.
Ross123
said at 9:49 AM on Thu Apr 3 2014
@TheGreenSpeedster Yeah, I thought that too until almost every1 said that Roger's performance wasn't perfect and that they weren't keen on it.
atlien
said at 3:36 PM on Mon Mar 17 2014
I fell in love with Peter Weller's Batman after seeing DKR p2. Kevin Conroy will always be #1 to me and Bruce Greenwood is a close second in my opinion. Michael Dobson really touches me when he says "I stop it every night." I loved his Batman too. William Baldwin isnt half as bad as some people make him out to be but he wasnt great either. And as much as I hated how JL:War butchered many of the characters I really appreciate O'Mara's voicing despite what people say about him I'd give his Batman a 6.8/10.
TYE
said at 8:52 PM on Sat Mar 15 2014
My favorite is Rino Romano. I know a lot of people aren't really fans when it comes to his voice as batman but I practically grew up watching this batman granted I was born in the 90s so I would have had batman the animated series but I didn't really started watching batman until I saw THE BATMAN.... I mostly watched superman the animated series than batman. Lol
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:56 PM on Sat Mar 15 2014
@TYE Romano is alright, but Ruivivar has since eclipsed him as a younger Batman, IMO.
Archerboy58
said at 8:35 AM on Fri Mar 7 2014
Joe Flanagan has a very fitting voice for Batman I think
Netherman14
said at 12:56 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
I can really get behind Jason O'Mara voicing Batman now, that voice is awesome! he does it correctly, he can join up with the other good Batman voice actors.
1# Kevin Conroy
2# Roger Craig Smith
3# Sean Schemmel
4# Kirk Thornton
5# Gary Martin
6# Jason O'Mara
7# Anthony Ruiviar
8# Kevin McKidd
9# Troy Baker
10# Bruce Greenwood
11# Michael Dobson
12# William Baldwin
13# Lex Lang
14# Christian Bale
15# Jeremy Siston
16# Dave Gazzana
17# Michael Ironside
18# Peter Weller (While I hate the story and it's writer for what it did to Superman and Batman's characters, it's an awesome Batman voice!)
19# Rino Romano
20# Diedrich Baker
21# Ron Perlman
22# Corey Burton

Bad voices:
1# Frank Welker
2# Olan Soule
3# Adam West
4# Gary Owens
Netherman14
said at 1:00 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Netherman14 I'm changing my vote from Roger Craig Smith to Jason O'Mara.
pete
said at 5:11 PM on Thu Feb 20 2014
@Netherman14 Older voices automatically, just because he was a different type of character back then?
Netherman14
said at 10:10 PM on Fri Feb 21 2014
@pete My choices man, I don't like Silver Age Batman, too corny.
pete
said at 10:33 AM on Sat Feb 22 2014
@Netherman14 You have Diedrich Bader and Corey Burton in your good voices and that's the Silver Age version. All comics were corny back then, it wasn't even until the 70's(the Bronze Age) that it became different in DC, by that point Batman was more the I AM VENGEANCE, I AM THE KNIGHT type of character.
Netherman14
said at 6:11 AM on Fri Apr 11 2014
@pete You know what, you're right.
It's time the 66 Silver Age/Campy Batman was brought. http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/03/time-bring-back-campier-batman/
pete
said at 2:05 PM on Fri Apr 11 2014
@Netherman14 Oh and personality doesn't mean performances bad. Thanks for the link though.
pete
said at 12:23 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
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Time to tackle. For the gruffer serious Batman, Conroy no contest, as well as for the lighter, more humane DCAU version. For a younger take. I'd say my favorites are Roger Craig Smith, Bruce Greenwood, and Anthony Ruvivar. I say Peter Weller for the Dark Knight Returns version, Sean Schemmel, and Kevin Mckidd and Will Friedle are my favorite Elseworld versions. For the campy lighthearted version. Adam West, Diedrich Bader, and Olan Soules are tied. To cast the Blue Falcon(Gary Owens) was good idea and it's a good West impression, but it reminds me too much of said character. Corey Burton can't decide whether he's channeling Olan or Adam, and Frank Welker is a bit bland, and lacks the charm of those 3.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:16 PM on Fri Jan 31 2014
Although I wasn't a fan of William Baldwin's work, I couldn't help but think that the *slight* raspiness he has in his voice might've seemed like a good fit at the time. So what about someone else with a raspy voice? That trademark Baldwin rasp?

ALEC BALDWIN.
WoodstockProd
said at 9:19 AM on Tue Jan 28 2014
To quote his own performance, Jason does tight efficient work, but that's just based on this clip
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:38 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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I enjoyed Jason O'Mara's take but as many have mentioned, his "War" performance showed inconsistency.
At times, he sounded rather seasoned and I imagined him fitting into The Dark Knight Returns version of Batman.

I welcome his return in Son of Batman. More experience gives him a chance to settle in the role.
VctrBnsn
said at 4:30 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
Jason O'Mara is one of the better recent Batman voices, he sounds better in the trailer for Son of Batman though.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 1:03 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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Kevin Conroy's my favorite (of course). His voice fits the character perfectly, and it's awesome how he used a completely different- sounding voice when he became Bruce Wayne than when he was Batman, and he had the perfect amount of seriousness and broodiness in his voice, and showed a perfect amount of power in his voice during dire moments. Sorry I used the word "perfect" so much, the word just fits Kevin's Batman voice perfectly.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 1:26 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
Roger Craig Smith and Anthony Ruivivar are both great as younger versions of Bats. I can't decide which is better between them. Romano does well but sounds a bit too young. Greenwood was great too, but sounds a bit too old, and I'm not sure how he'd do as Bruce Wayne.
Rolston sounded kind of sinister, KMR wasn't even trying to sound like Batman, Bale was good in the movies but the only thing I didn't like was his Batman voice, and that's what we're comparing here. Gary Martin sounded like a cross between Steve Blum and maybe Jim Cummings, which was good but not that good. Jason O'Mara, like Martin, was good but not that good.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 2:27 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
I actually meant Ron Perlman sounded kind of sinister when I said Rolston. I guess my brain combined his first and last name by mistake when typing this. Plus, there is an actor name Rolston also (but he's not on this compare).
pete
said at 7:12 PM on Fri Apr 11 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Romano is early 20's so that's why he sound really young.
bumblebeebug
said at 10:27 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
Jason O'Mara was okay, but he could have been much better if he had better material to work with.
chaosincarnate
said at 8:12 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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For Silver Age/Campy Batman:
1-: Adam West: It's his defining role, how can you not love him as the Campy Crusader?
2-:Diedrich Bader: He did a wonderful job with his version of Batman, and he had a lot of range to pull of Batman's goofy, campy, and even really serious moments in the show. It's a really rough voice for a light hearted take on Batman, but it works.
3-: Gary Owens: Does a perfect job channeling Adam West while still managing to sound unique.
4-:Olan Soule, Frank Welker, and Corey Burton: None of them really sell the character on me and they don't have any charm to their performances whatsoever.

Elseworlds versions/ Successors of the mantle of the Bat:
1-:Will Freidle: Sadly outmatched in the poll due to not voicing Bruce Wayne, but he's perfect as Terry McGinnis in every way imaginable as what started out as a punk teenager, who slowly matured and came into the role of Bruce Wayne's successor.
2-: Kirk Thornton: Works very well as the Red Son version.
3-: Kevin McKidd: It's a little over done, but is still a very chilling performance.
4-: Lex Lang: He does an OK job, but it's a little too deep for how I imagine Dick Grayson as Batman sounding.

The Dark Knight Returns:
1-: Michael Ironside: I'm still face palming to this day over how he wasn't casted in the film adaption. He sounds so badass, aged, and experienced as Batman, and might just be the most intimidating Batman voice here.
2-: Peter Weller: I'm sorry but I never liked it, he doesn't seem to have much drive or enthusiasm in the role and he doesn't fit as well as I expected.

Young and Somewhat inexperienced Bruce Wayne Batman:
1-:Anthony Ruivar: I'm honestly quite shocked over how well he does with the role. His voice reminds me of Conroy's a bit, and he does a good job distinguishing his Bruce Wayne and Batman voice.
2-: Roger Craig Smith: I don't know exactly why he was picked to do a younger version of Conroy's Arkham Batman as they really don't sound anything alike, but Roger does a wonderful job with the role on his own merits, although he came off as forced at times when trying to be intimidating. He still deserves another crack at Batman, though.
3-:Sean Schemmel: He's impersonating Bale, but actually does a better growly and scratchy voice than him IMO.
4-: Christian Bale: I enjoy him as the character- but mainly as Bruce Wayne. I'm sorry, but the voice is over done.
5-: Jason O'Mara: He did an OK job overall, but it seems a bit inconsistent and inappropriate for early Batman.
6-: Ben Mckenzie: I don't mind him but he's honestly miscast as Batman IMO.

Traditional version:
1-:Kevin Conroy: Come on, was there any doubt he wouldn't be #1 and that i wouldn't enjoy him? Truthfully, it kind of irritates me he doesn't disguise his voice between Bruce Wayne and Batman anymore, but that doesn't mean a thing when he's offered more than 20 years of amazing performances as Batman.
2-: Bruce Greenwood: A very worthy successor to Batman, and should take over if Conroy ever retires. He does his own take on the role, whether it be in Under the Red Hood's experienced, yet grieving vigilante, or Young Justice's mysterious mentor and father figure.
3-: Rino Romano: It's a low voice, but still very fitting nonetheless and it shows his range as an actor, although I'll admit I prefer him as Spider-Man.
4-:Jeremy Sisto: He's grown on me tremendously, he really pulls of the obsessive and detective part of the character perfectly.
5-: Michael Dobson: A little too gravelly if you ask me, but it's still a fine performance.
6-:Troy Baker: A great fit for Batman, but I think he sounds a bit too young for this game's version. I wish Lego Batman 2 would have gone with Steve Blum instead, but whatever.
7-: William Baldwin: I don't buy him being able to intimidate or threaten for a second, but as the "man with the plan" version, it works fine.
8-: Gary Martin: The voice is fine, but he goes between over and under delivering his lines most of the time.
9-:Ron Perlman: Miscast for this Batman and he honestly sounds bored, but he would excel if voicing a Dark Knight Returns version under much better direction.
10-: Darran Norris: Serviceable, but ultimately too deep and generic.
11-: Kevin Michael Richardson: Was he even trying to do anything unique with the role? It's just his speaking voice, which doesn't fit Batman at all. He would probably do better if he used his Spawn voice while toning it down a bit.

And there you have it, Kevin Conroy obviously gets my vote, but there's still a plethora of amazing actors here that have done well with the role too. I'm sure there's no shortage of actors that will eventually play Batman and do a great job, but if there's one actor I'm looking forward to hearing, it's Will Arnett in the Lego Movie. :D
pete
said at 12:20 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@chaosincarnate In the case of Olan Soules, he was actually the first voice of Batman was portrayed back then, that was the best voice to go with, most superheroes sounded like that back then anyway, and those were the better voices, well compared to most of Marvel's anyway. Frank Welker was portraying a spoof of Soule's version, while Cory just did it for the heck of it.
chaosincarnate
said at 2:26 PM on Sat Feb 1 2014
@chaosincarnate I forgot to mention Dave Gazzana, I would place him between Darran and KMR. The voice always got on my nerves, it's like he's trying to do his own take on the raspy voice but coming off as extremely forced.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:40 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
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I'm a bit iffy on O'Mara, at times he sounds pretty good but other times sounds somewhat forced. That said, he lucked out and he played one of the few decently written characters.
GothamRed
said at 9:49 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@Music Meister Well he was Batman, fans would burn down DC's studios if they screwed him up.
Comicfan117
said at 5:16 AM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@GothamRed You don't **** with the goddamn batman!
Comicfan117
said at 6:31 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@GothamRed Batmans' fans are one of the worse fans on the internet
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:39 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@Comicfan117 You mean BatGod fans.
Ross123
said at 9:47 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
Batman has 30 voices. Never should have happened, well not in this time period anyway. No offence or anything but DC really should use the same VA's more often, I find looking for a new VA when the current one is perfectly capable of returning is kind of a waste of time.

Anyway, Gary did not bad but my vote doesn't change.
VctrBnsn
said at 9:59 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Ross123 I like new people getting the chance to play these characters. One of the reasons I'm annoyed by Marvel right now is their constantly unchanging cast, even if most of them are quite good. IDK, I just like having variety.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:06 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Ross123 Batman is coming up on being seventy five this year. I'd say that there easily could have been more than thirty voices. Besides, variety is the spice of life.
Ross123
said at 10:15 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@VctrBnsn I don't mind VA's changing but when it becomes constant like for Batman here then it's wasting time. When I look at this compare, I see that the VA's change within less than a year. U mentioned Marvel using the same VA's but that's only been going on just recently. In a few years time they'll replace those actors. That's what I prefer, the VA's changing every few years and not after almost every single little thing the characters are in.
Ross123
said at 10:16 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@VctrBnsn Another thing, as much as I respect ur opinion but I just don't agree.
Ross123
said at 10:21 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Nightmare Crusher But back then there wasn't as many cartoons as there are now. Also, DC used pretty much the same VA' back in the day.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:38 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Ross123

*blows dust off YT video*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AvrBFlJeMs
GothamRed
said at 10:40 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@VctrBnsn Iron Man had at least 3 VAs in the last year alone, Marvel has been changing their casts around. The only place it's been completely consistent is their animated series which are supposedly in the same universe. And even when they keep the same VAs in some roles, like the mvoie avengers and spidey, they change up most of the rest of the cast, like in LEGO.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:50 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Ross123 28 if we take out Terry McGinnis and Dick Grayson, but I guess that's not the point.
GothamRed
said at 10:53 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@CatsTuxedo And Thomas Wayne,,, but again not the point.
Ross123
said at 11:06 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Did u make that youtube channel up cause I typed it in and nothing came up.
Ross123
said at 11:10 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@CatsTuxedo I suppose we can take those 3 out of it (GothamRed said one) since they are different characters who became Batman leaving us with 27 VA's.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:15 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Ross123 No I did not.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:21 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Ross123 It's a link, you're supposed to put it into your address bar or right click it and it should say "open link" or "open in new tab or window". Although, I wouldn't recommend watching it. He's just insulting you.

@TheVengeanceKnight I'm sorry, but that's just a bit condescending. He only expressed his opinion that Batman changes voices too often for his tastes. He wasn't being whiny in the slightest and I see no reason his opinion should be belittled when he spoke his mind rationally and respectfully.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:51 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Using that video seems a wee bit hypocritical given your constant complaints about Josh Keaton not voicing Spider-Man anymore. Come on, man.
Metabad
said at 12:16 PM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@NCZ Or Ben Diskin not voicing Venom, a character he doesn't even care for apparently.
Ross123
said at 2:58 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I know it's a link since I've used them before but when I put that link above in, nothing came up. That's why I presumed it was made up, I'll try again. Besides I can take an insult.
Ross123
said at 3:23 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Also, u didn't have to defend my opinion. I appreciate it but maybe TheVengeanceKnight has a point (even if he is insulting my opinion) that I am saying Batman has too many voices & it changes constantly.

The thing is, I just feel as though I don't get enough time to get used to a new VA for him when it keeps changing for every piece of media that comes out. Though some do return like Kevin Conroy and because he's been voicing Batman for a while in lots of different things, it gives fans the chance to get used to that voice.

See I want to get used to a voice of a certain character because some of these actors don't do so well to start off with but most of them never get to reprise the role which makes them very disliked. You've probably seen me mention this before but I've stated that I don't like Roger Craig Smith's Sonic when it started off but now I'm finding ok & somewhat decent. The reason for that is because I've been given time to get used to that voice for the character. So yeah, I wish the same for Batman.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:22 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@Ross123 I was doing what everyone else here does: speaking my mind, as well as defending your opinion. And I agree, it's more difficult for an actor to give something substantial and long-lasting to a role when the casting for these things is a revolving door and they don't have time to get comfortable in the part. That's a good reason why constantly casting a new person in a part can be rather counterproductive, IMO.

At least Jason O'Mara is getting to play Bats twice. Maybe they're starting to learn something.
ZangetzuBLK
said at 12:52 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@Ross123 I rather it be like this, keep the voice cast for like 5 years then change it. I don't understand DC using random voice actors of people no one is familiar with as these character when everyone is so use to the DCAU voices. I'm not saying they should voice them forever but if you're going to change it then wait a few years. sure DC allows some of the cast to come back like Nathan Fillion as GL or Kevin Conroy as Batman but if you're gonna change a voice then stick with it for awhile then just changing voices every year. Also I'm one of those people who want Josh Keaton back as Spidey, I don't like how Marvel treats them especially when they allow Steven Blum or Adrian Pasdar or even Fred Tatasciore to be Wolverine, Iron Man and Hulk for the hundredth time.
Fulgore2005
said at 11:08 AM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@Metabad @NCZ Or the casts of WatXM, SSM and EMH not reprising their roles.
pete
said at 12:15 PM on Thu Feb 6 2014
@Ross123 Well you got your wish. Jason O'Mara will voice him for a while in DTV movies that place in War's continuity.
Ross123
said at 9:24 AM on Fri Feb 7 2014
@pete Looks like DC heard my pleas to stop changing the VAs around almost all the time.
Bartimaeus
said at 3:32 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
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Gary Martin is good but in my opinion he sounds more like Wolverine than Batman.
Bartimaeus
said at 3:42 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Bartimaeus

In fact, he sounds a little like Brian Drummond's Wolverine.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 12:13 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
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I honestly like Gary Martin's take a lot! I would definitely place it in the better half of the bunch.
aceva101
said at 6:56 AM on Sat Jan 18 2014
1. Roger Craig Smith
2. Kevin Conroy
3.Bruce Greenwood
Archerboy58
said at 3:37 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
the worst were Dave Gazzana, Christian Bale, Kirk Thornton, Frank Welker, Ben McKenzie, Kevin McKidd, Anthony Ruivivar, and Roger Craig Smith
SombraMan
said at 11:28 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
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Kevin Conroy, easily.
WoodstockProd
said at 5:04 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
So from best to worst for JUST the CG Batmen, I'm gonna go:
1. Sean Schemmel: just DELIGHTFUL to hear, I'm not an enormous DBZ fan but this guy kills it as the Big Bad Bat!
2. Anthony Ruivivar: I'm loving Beware the Batman, I REALLY hope Cartoon Network doesn't cancel because not only is the show great in general but Anthony is a fantastic Batman, more than worthy of entry among the greats like Kevin Conroy and Bruce Greenwood.
3. Roger Craig Smith: he sounds like a good Bruce Wayne, but I don't really get Batman from him. I'm not a gamer though, so I'll have to look at another sample.
4. Ron Perlman: I'm a big Ron Perlman fan, and I think he could be great as the Bat, but he sounds REALLY bored here. I kind of like him though.
5. Troy Baker: too kiddie, not deep enough, just not that good to me.
6. Dave Gazzana: awful! Just awful! Don't use him ever again!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:43 AM on Fri Dec 6 2013
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Benedict Cumberbatch as Batman anybody?
WoodstockProd
said at 3:45 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight i can dig it! i can REALLY dig it!
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:41 PM on Sat Dec 7 2013
@WoodstockProd ^this! ^^& this!!
Lion's Edge
said at 1:32 PM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I can really get behind that! I would prefer Richard Armitage as Batman by a bit, but Cumberbatch DEFINITELY would work.
WoodstockProd
said at 4:48 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
@Lion's Edge Richard sounds like a grand choice as well, he makes for a terrific bada** in The Hobbit
Netherman14
said at 12:57 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
1) Kevin Conroy
R2) Rino Romano
3) Will Friedle
4) Anthony Ruivivar
5) Kevin McKidd
6) Sean Schemmel
7) Peter Weller
8) Christian Bale
9) Troy Baker
10) Kevin Michael Richardson
11) Corey Burton
12) Frank Welker
13) Diedrich Baker
14) Lex Lang
15) Bruce Greenwood
16) William Baldwin
17) Michael Dobson
18) Michael Ironside
19) Ron Perlman
20) Jermey Sisto
21) Roger Craig Smith
22) Kirk Thornton

Bad voices
1) Ben Mckenzie
2) Adam West
3) Olan Soule
4) Dave Gazzana
5) Gary Owens
6) Darran Norris
Lpfan120
said at 4:04 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
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What if Steve Downes played the Bat?
GothamRed
said at 4:10 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Lpfan120 Then they would find a way to make batman use guns.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:45 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Lpfan120 Yes, yes! Oh God, yes!!
Comicfan117
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@GothamRed Batman used to use guns when he was first made
bumblebeebug
said at 5:42 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Lpfan120 That's a good idea, but I think he'd be best as Thomas Wayne/Batman from The Flashpoint Paradox.
Netherman14
said at 10:56 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
My list of good voices
1) Kevin Conroy
R2) Rino Romano
3) Will Friedle
4) Anthony Ruivivar
5) Kevin McKidd
6) Sean Schemmel
7) Peter Weller
8) Christian Bale
9) Troy Baker
10) Kevin Michael Richardson
11) Corey Burton
12) Frank Welker
13) Diedrich Baker
14) Lex Lang
15) Bruce Greenwood
16) William Baldwin
17) Michael Dobson
18) Michael Ironside
19) Ron Perlman
20) Jermey Sisto

Bad voices
1) Kirk Thornton
2) Ben Mckenzie
3) Adam West
4) Olan Soule
5) Dave Gazzana
6) Gary Owens
7) Darran Norris
Netherman14
said at 11:36 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@Netherman14 My list of good voices
1) Kevin Conroy
R2) Rino Romano
3) Will Friedle
4) Anthony Ruivivar
5) Kevin McKidd
6) Sean Schemmel
7) Peter Weller
8) Christian Bale
9) Troy Baker
10) Kevin Michael Richardson
11) Corey Burton
12) Frank Welker
13) Diedrich Baker
14) Lex Lang
15) Bruce Greenwood
16) William Baldwin
17) Michael Dobson
18) Michael Ironside
19) Ron Perlman
20) Jermey Sisto
21) Roger Craig Smith

Bad voices
1) Kirk Thornton
2) Ben Mckenzie
3) Adam West
4) Olan Soule
5) Dave Gazzana
6) Gary Owens
7) Darran Norris
Ross123
said at 8:03 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
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How has Roger Craig Smith got 0 votes? He was a good Batman. Guess people just prefer Kevin (as usual, wouldn't expect their votes to change) or have no taste in good voice acting.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:47 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Ross123 I voted for him (I'm guessing a few people have), but I think his poll option's glitched.
Ross123
said at 3:55 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 well it looks that way giving it no 0 in the number of votes. You know, i'm starting to think what I said earlier was kind of rude but I just found it strange that I saw no votes but like you say it's glitched.
Ross123
said at 4:00 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Yeah, his is glitched as I just did a little tester to make sure. I changed back to my original choice afterwards. Looks like Roger has no votes until this gets fixed.
Comicfan117
said at 6:14 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Ross123 I did the exact same thing to see if you were right, and you were right.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:41 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Ross123 the issue is fixed and the 4 members who voted for him show up in the results now.
Ross123
said at 7:48 AM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@Foxwolf Good to know that it's fixed now & that he has votes. Won't statements about voice actors having no votes from now on. That was just a surprise to me at first giving that Roger was pretty good. At least for next time i'll know about glitches if there is any.
AMT
said at 4:43 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
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Call me the contrarian, but Roger is definitely one of my least favorite batman interpretations. His take sounds like a teenager trying to imitate a movie trailer announcers voice inflection, which makes his acting a bit harder to take seriously.

I for one would've liked to see Romano reprise his role for the younger batman.
Mickwhitefire28
said at 7:48 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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Roger kind of sounds like a mix of Kevin Conroy and Chris Redfield. Heck, there were some points where he went full on Christian Bale, which I find a bit silly, but enjoyable nonetheless. When the time came for him to be serious, he got serious. When an emotional moment was needed, he emoted just the right amount. Much better than I was expecting. I'd like to see more of Roger as Batman. Not as an indefinite replacement, but... let me put it this way. If Kevin retires (if that even happens), He's the Batman the fans deserve... but obviously not the one they need right now. He'll be hunted. Because he can take it. Because he's not Kevin. He is a silent guardian... a watchful protector... a dark knight. Not 'the' but 'a'. 'A' good one at that.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:04 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Sticking with Kevin Conroy, but Roger Craig Smith was a good young Batman.

Overall, I think I'd currently rank my top five as:
1: Kevin Conroy
2: Roger Craig Smith
3: Bruce Greenwood
4: Peter Weller
5: Anthony Ruivivar
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:58 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Roger is better than I expected. My only gripe is that sometimes he sounds like he's imitating Kevin and other times he doesn't and it just seems random.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:45 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Roger was better than I expected he would be, but I'm not sure I'd want to see him again as the character. He's good, but he seems he would only fit this particular version, like Rino Romano and Diedrich Bader. With Kevin Conroy and Bruce Greenwood, I hear the Batman from the comics.
Ross123
said at 10:29 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
I prefer Troy but Kevin is brilliant (as we have always known) but Roger is a worthy replacement. Hope he voices Batman more in the upcoming future.
Lion's Edge
said at 7:39 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Gotta admit, I REALLY REALLY like Roger Craig Smith's Batman. He's got the young, somewhat inexperienced tone, but just as much determination and bravery! And he doesn't sound horribly forced with the Batman voice either.

Tied with Troy for the best young Batman, in my opinion.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 7:06 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
I know some people say Roger's take is just Chris Redfield in a Batsuit, but I still enjoyed it
Sarge Ray
said at 6:15 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Wow. Gotta admit that Roger did a pretty good job. While Conroy sounds the part of a rugged veteran Batman, Smith has the sound of Batman when he was young and new, but just as determined.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:36 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
# 1 - Kevin Conroy, but you knew that already....
# 2 - Roger Craig Smith.
# 3 - Troy Baker.
# 4 - Michael Dobson
# 5 - Rino Romano.
# 6 - Diedrich Bader.
# 7 - Bruce Greenwood.
# 8 - Ron Perlman.
# 9 - Kirk Thornton (Shanghai).
# 10 - Ron Perlman.
# 11 - Daran Norris.
# 12 - Dave Gazzana.
# 13 - Sean Schemmel.
# 14 - Christian Bale.
# 15 - Peter Weller.
# 16 - William Baldwin.
# 17 - Michael Ironside.
# 18 - Jeremy Sisto.
# 19 - Frank Welker.
# 20 - Corey Burton.
# 21 - Adam West.
# 22 - Gary Owens.
# 23 - Olan Soule.
# 24 - Kirk Thornton (Red Son).
# 25 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:43 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@MilanTheVillain01

# 1 - Kevin Conroy, but you knew that already....
# 2 - Roger Craig Smith.
# 3 - Troy Baker.
# 4 - Anthony Ruivivar
# 5 - Michael Dobson
# 6 - Rino Romano.
# 7 - Diedrich Bader.
# 8 - Bruce Greenwood.
# 9 - Ron Perlman.
# 10 - Kirk Thornton (Shanghai).
# 11 - Ron Perlman.
# 12 - Daran Norris.
# 13 - Dave Gazzana.
# 14 - Sean Schemmel.
# 15 - Christian Bale.
# 16 - Peter Weller.
# 17 - William Baldwin.
# 18 - Michael Ironside.
# 19 - Jeremy Sisto.
# 20 - Frank Welker.
# 21 - Corey Burton.
# 22 - Adam West.
# 23 - Gary Owens.
# 24 - Olan Soule.
# 25 - Kirk Thornton (Red Son).
# 26 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 1:50 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
Here are my top 5 Batman voices:
1. Kevin Conroy
2. Bruce Greenwood
3. Roger Craig Smith
4. Jeremy Sisto
5. Peter Weller
HyperVoiceActing
said at 9:23 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
I wonder if Kevin Conroy ever gets tired of voicing Batman all the time ...
GothamRed
said at 10:12 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Maybe he's like batman's fanbase, where the extreme over use of the character doesn't phase him at all.
Ross123
said at 1:40 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@HyperVoiceActing giving that he's not Arkham Origins means he must have got tired of Batman & left.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:22 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Ross123

He confirmed he was in another game, persumably Arkham 4.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:23 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Ross123

And he was in Injustice and JL: The Flashpoint Paradox, which were released earlier this year.
GothamRed
said at 2:56 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Ross123 I think they just did that because they felt he couldn't play young batman anymore.
Ross123
said at 3:07 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Anicomicgeek suppose that's fair. He has other commitments so he has to work on them.

@GothamRed how can they think that??? Giving that he did Arkham City last year means his voice couldn't have gone out as I would have giving it about 5-10 years for that to happen.

My minds made up, i'll go with Anicomicgeek point since it sounds better & more realistic.
GothamRed
said at 4:20 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Ross123 I said it because Origins is a prequel so they needed a younger batman, he'd be likely to come back for a sequel.
Ross123
said at 4:25 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@GothamRed hmmm... I guess I never took in that part as I thought you said "He can't voice Batman because his voice has gone out." but thanks for clearing that up for me. Now i'm going to think about both points given.
Ross123
said at 10:17 AM on Wed Nov 6 2013
I really like Kevin Conroy but he's not my favourite voice for Batman.

There's way too many 2 go through here but most of them don't fit Batman.

My favourite voice has to be Troy as I found his voice more fitting for some reason.
Netherman14
said at 1:17 AM on Sat Nov 2 2013
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Ben Mackenzie is the worst Batman here.
CLG
said at 7:16 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Netherman14 nope Kirk Thornton is.
Xymor
said at 2:24 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
Kevin Conroy is batman period,moving on

Rino Romano-his version is a younger batman in his early 20s,and while was rather forced early in the show,he got better and better,by season 3 I think he does a great younger batman.

Diedrich Baader-I was never a fan of his batman,while not miscasted for say,he just sound a tad to thuggish and to new jersey for my taste,hell everyone voiced by Bader sounds new jersey-ish to me.

Jeremy Sisto and William Baldwin-complete miscasts

Ron Pearlman-boring and monotonous

Dave Gazzana-meh,kind of sounds like a mix between Romanos and Baders batman

Michael Dobson-while maybe sounding a bit to old,he sounds very experienced,stotic and focoused witch really suits batman,bonus points for also doing the joker.

Bruce Greenwood-second best after Conroy,helped by the fact that his version isn’t restricted to being in a child friendly batman movie

Daran Norris-completely mismatched, just having a deep voice doesn’t automatically make you batman

Ben McKenzie-very fitting for a younger version of batman,that has just started the dark knight business

Troy Baker-for a lego batman,Troy is very good,much better then several of the serious batmans (Baldwin and Sisto)

Peter Weller-fitting for a aged batman

Anthony Ruivivar-quite good,he sounds like a younger Kevin Conroy
Overall
1.Conroy
2.Greenwood
3. Dobson
4.Ruivavari/Baker/ McKenzie
chaosincarnate
said at 3:34 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
@Xymor Just curious, how exactly does Jeremy Sisto sound like a complete miscast?
JosChaMur
said at 7:24 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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This list shows how varied the versions of Batman are. Ignoring the Batmen on this list who aren't Bruce Wayne (Batman Beyond, Flashpoint Paradox, Dick Grayson in Brave & the Bold) there are still different versions of the character represented. You have a couple versions of the Silver Age Batman, the 60's/Superfriends Batman, Dark Knight Returns Batman and Bat-Manga Batman.

Then in the "regular Batman" category you have young Batman and experienced Batman.

Picking one guy would be difficult, so here's my ranking.

Best non-Bruce Batman: All of them (they each play a different character so its unfair to compare).

Best Silver-Age Batman: Diedrich Bader
Best 60's Batman: Adam West
Best DKR Batman: Michael Ironside
Best Young Batman: Rino Romano
Best Experienced Batman: Bruce Greenwood

Kevin Conroy will always be Batman to me, but I gotta be honest and say that his performances are going downhill over the years. He's still good, but his voice has lost a lot of the presence it used to have (Perhaps a result of playing the role so much). His original performance in B:TAS was especially cool in how he made Bruce and Batman sound so different. If they could somehow dub Kevin's voice over movie Batmen that would make me a happy camper.
llawliet159
said at 6:16 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@JosChaMur Do you think Kevin Conroy might have a chance of playing Old Bruce Wayne in a live-action Batman Beyond film? I mean, he is almost old enough, not sure if he would fit.
JosChaMur
said at 12:33 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
@llawliet159 I think if that movie is made in the next 10-15 years then yes. Kevin is also kinda skinny so he may not have the build for a live action role. But I think he could pull it off.
chaosincarnate
said at 11:35 PM on Sat Oct 26 2013
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Roger Craig Smith is definitely a worthy successor to Kevin Conroy, I hope he voices Batman more often.
Netherman14
said at 10:57 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
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I think this could help some of us in extracting Roger's batman voice. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzZ2CiOIqtwp1sHA78pKBB7nUBmKeTi9j
ConfusedPhantom
said at 12:03 AM on Thu Oct 24 2013
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Anthony Ruivivar and Roger Craig Smith do a really good job with their takes on Batman.
llawliet159
said at 8:32 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Kevin Conroy is the best..hands down.
Bruce Greenwood is a great alternative for the voice of Batman and my second favorite!
llawliet159
said at 8:44 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@llawliet159 After watching Arkham Origins, I'm sticking with Kevin Conroy as the best one, Bruce Greenwood as the second...and maybe Roger Craig Smith as third in my opinion.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 3:43 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. Kevin Conroy - No explanation needed.
2. Bruce Greenwood - The spiritual successor to Conroy.
3. Adam West - He IS the campier version of Batman.
4. Jeremy Sisto - Sounds very similar to Michael Keaton.
5. Rino Romano - An excellent young Batman.
6. Anthony Ruivivar - The spiritual successor to Romano.
7. Christian Bale - The clip shows that his Batman voiced used to be awesome. What happened?
8. Kevin McKidd - Delightfully creepy take on Batman.
9. Ben McKenzie - Terrific voice, but fits an older Batman more than a younger one.
10. Michael Dobson - A very solid take on Batman.
11. Deidrich Bader - A fun voice for Batman who strikes a balance between camp and seriousness.
12. David Gazzana - Sounds sort of similar to Bader's take.
13. Sean Schemmel - A decent imitation of Christian Bale, surprising for this voice actor.
14. Peter Weller - Decent, but the deepness in the voice gets forced to the point of sounding silly rather than scary.
15. Kirk Thorton - Average but showed potential both times.
16. William Baldwin - Sounds more like Bruce Wayne than Batman.
17. Ron Perlman - Miscast. Sounds too evil.
18. Olan Soule - A generic performance and a poor attempt at Adam West.
19. Will Friedle - Only this spot because he's not Bruce Wayne's Batman, so I don't really count him.
20. Everyone else - They're just putting on voices without really putting effort into acting the part.
Lion's Edge
said at 5:09 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I dunno... I thought Troy Baker did a good job in Lego Batman 2. Possibly a better younger Batman than Rino Romano and tied with Roger Craig Smith as my favorite Young!Batman... Just could use some more material, I think.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:37 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
@Lion's Edge Troy Baker usually does good work.
Lion's Edge
said at 8:43 AM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus It was just I thought you had ranked him in the "Everyone else/putting on voices without really putting effort" part.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:35 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@Lion's Edge 'Cause the game he was in didn't require much effort on his part. He put more effort than expected and I commend him for that, but he's still not one of my favorite Batmen unless he REALLY steps up as the character. Like he's done with The Joker.
mweloo
said at 8:28 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Wasn't Kevin McKidd's Batman Thomas Wayne, though?
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 7:11 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@mweloo Yes it was. And that just makes it more creepy!
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:25 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Roger Craig Smith and Gary Martin now get a special spot between 10 and 11. Jason O'Mara was just sort of bland, so he's near the bottom, if not at 20.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:35 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Jason was a lot better in Son of Batman
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:49 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
@Music Meister Yeah, the problem with him in that clip is that he has this voice for Batman that really fits but he constantly slips out of it and into a voice that would be better suited for Superman. I hope he did better in a Batman feature rather than a JLA one. He's still also sort of bland to me though, but that could be just considering the competition and the bar that they've raised.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 4:34 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
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Conroy's already winning the poll by a landslide, so one vote not going to him isn't gonna hurt his lead in the slightest (not to say he doesn't deserve that lead though, he is a great Batman)

That being said, I honestly think Anthony Ruivivar may be one of the best Batman voices we had. He does sound like Conroy at times, but it's still different enough to be its own and he really hits a lot of good marks with his performance. So I'm voting him, and I hope he gets to be the Batman many more times in the future
T-Flow
said at 1:28 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
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I hope we get to hear Anthony Ruivivar as Batman in future animated movies and even some video games. I think he's that good.
Soldierkei
said at 5:25 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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Of Conroy's the winner. But Bruce Greenwood is probably my second favorite, and if Conroy retired from the role, I'd be fine with him taking up the mantle. Also, I'd love to hear Rino Romano as Batman again, but chances of that are lower than low. Shame. As for the new kid on the block, Anthony Ruivivar, I actually like his take on Batman.
chaosincarnate
said at 8:19 PM on Sat Sep 28 2013
Anthony Ruivar is a really good pick for Batman, he sounds confident, obsessive, and comitted to the job. He actually sounds like a younger Kevin Conroy at times, which is making me feel he should've been casted in Arkham Origins over Roger Craig Smith. RCS's performance looks promising though, I'm looking forward to it.

It's obvious Kevin Conroy is the definitive actor for Batman, but I voted for Bruce Greenwood, my 2nd favorite. The guy should get more chances to voice the caped crusader, he sounds like an intimidating, experienced crime fighter.

Even though some of them don't even voice Bruce Wayne, Will Freidle, Jeremy Sisto, Rino Romano, Michael Ironside, Adam West, Michael Dobson, Troy Baker, Kirk Thornton, and Sean Schemmel are all awesome as well, and I would love to hear them voice the Dark Knight again.
DravenRoth994
said at 9:49 AM on Sun Sep 15 2013
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While I like Kevin Conroy, I voted for Bruce Greenwood. He has this raspiness to his take that I really like. I also like Anthony Ruivivar's take as well, and I actually kind of like Beware the Batman and look forward to future episodes.
DravenRoth994
said at 8:17 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
@DravenRoth994 I also like Rino, Diedrich, Will, Adam, Ron, Troy, Jeremy, Michael Dobson, Michael Ironside, Peter, Gary, and even William. I honestly don't get the hate for his performance.
Regomania
said at 4:47 AM on Tue Sep 10 2013
1. Kevin Conroy (Nostalgia music to me)
2. Lex Lang (Good, I quite liked it!)
3. Tory Baker (It feels to higher pitched, but a lot like Conroy's!)
4. Bruce greenwood (I like him a lot trust me. But his batman is a Meh/good)
5. Sean Schemmel (WHY?!?!?)
Mikel
said at 10:57 AM on Sat Aug 31 2013
Kevin Conroy will always be Batman to me.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:25 AM on Sun Aug 25 2013
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Anthony Ruivivar, to me, sounds like a younger Steve Downes (Master Chief).
OldSchoolFTW
said at 8:24 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
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Having said that, Anthony Ruivivar shows some superb potential as the character. I look forward to seeing him grow into the role further. :)
OldSchoolFTW
said at 7:42 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
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Kevin Conroy is just fantastic in this role and at first I didn't think much of him but he really became Batman as the years went on and his voice is iconic and superb for Batman. Whether in grief or in paradise, happiness or suffering, Conroy just knew how to really capture both Bruce Wayne and Batman to a tee.

I didn't even grow up with Batman TAS: I grew up with Batman Beyond and The Batman. Naturally I'm inclined to say Will Friedle was awesome as Terry McGinnis Batman and Rino Romano did a good job sounding like a younger version of Kevin Conroy.

I also really enjoyed Bruce Greenwood's performance.

From what I've seen of "Beware the Batman" it seems like Anthony Ruivivar is going to be an excellent Batman in my eyes.

All are great, but these are my favorites. Kevin is the best, though.
Mrguy22594
said at 12:57 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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One more thing:
Will Friedle: He made a really good version of future Batman by just being what his character was, a rebellious teenager who's still willing to help people and not kill anyone.
Mrguy22594
said at 12:55 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
Now my opinion on Batman:
Kevin Conroy- He went from near unknown 1970s celebrity to the voice of Batman in 1992 and so far he has shown that he deserves all the praise that he gets as Batman.
Rino Romano- He seemed a bit too cheerful as Batman and he seemed to act the opposite of the Batman we know of nowadays which didn't do very well.
Diederich Bader- Not that I hate the voice of Hoss Delgado but this performance was way too campy for Batman but at least he wasn't boring like campy Batman in Batman and Robin.
Bruce Greenwood- This Batman will always be in my opinion my 2nd favorite Batman due to his ability to make the caped crusader sound caring and menacing at the same time which makes for a good Batman voice and it's nice to see him in Young Justice.
Christian Bale- His voice here is what he should've done for The Dark Knight but he was still good overall as a young Batman.
William Baldwin- He kind of put me to sleep with his performance as Batman.
Adam West- The only time Batman should ever be campy.
Troy Baker- He's unintentionally humorous but he can be quite serious at times so he was a good pick for Lego Batman 2.
Peter Weller- I may have not liked Dark Knight Returns Batman for being an all around jerk but this performance kept me hooked on this version of Batman.
KMR- All he said was one interrupted line so I can't give a whole opinion on him.
Kevin McKidd- I may not know Soap from CoD since I don't play it but this performance was a really good performance being serious and having a sense of humor as well.
Roger Craig Smith- I've heard bits and pieces of him as Batman and I have to say this is definitely the best young Batman performance ever! So something I look forward to.
Again my opinion what's yours?
pete
said at 8:38 PM on Sat Aug 17 2013
In order Kevin Conroy, Roger Craig Smith(not on poll yet), Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Michael Ironside, Anthony Ruivivar, Rino Romano, and Kevin McKidd for serious Batman. Lighter Batman is Olan Soules, Diedrich Bader, Adam West, Frank Welker, and Corey Burton.
pete
said at 8:41 PM on Sat Aug 17 2013
@pete Gary Owens at last for Lighter Batman.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 4:38 AM on Fri Aug 16 2013
Kevin McKidd is really good for Flashpoint Thomas Wayne Batman, who is more violent than Bruce. He definetly sounds menacing and even sociopathic. For that, I will give him a 9.5/10

Anthony Ruivivar: He Makes a great younger Batman, as I find he sounds like a younger mix of Kevin Conroy and Bruce Greenwood. 9.5/10

Overall. both McKidd and Ruivivar were good, I still prefer Kevin Conroy.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:37 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
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In my opinion, the perfect Batman voice, aside from having emotional range, should be able to alternate between "ace detective" and "monstrous bogeyman" depending on the scene, and it should be functional in both a light-hearted and a serious environment rather than leaning toward one or the other. Adam West or Frank Welker may be fine for a light-hearted story, but there's no easy way of judging how well they'd handle drama. Inversely, Kevin Conroy or Bruce Greenwood may pull off drama well enough, but they don't feel like they'd be functional in a light-hearted story.

Also, barely any of these actors get down the aspect of Batman that makes petty criminals rightfully afraid of him; most of them get the tough, cool detective part down just fine, but on a general level they all sound too human to be really scary. Out of all of them, Peter Weller probably gets the "frightening creature of the night" aspect down the most, but again, it's doubtful that he'd work in a light-hearted environment.

My personal pick for Batman would most likely be Scott McNeil. His voice for Ace the Bat-Hound has got the range for any kind of scene, and the mere fact that the aforementioned character is played relatively seriously in a light-hearted show is proof enough of how functional the voice is in either story tone. Plus, McNeil's Lord Cale would definitely come in handy for when Batman's being intimidating or pissed off.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:16 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
@CatsTuxedo *Lord Bale, I meant -_-;
pete
said at 8:31 PM on Sat Aug 17 2013
@CatsTuxedo Adam West did retell Batman's origin when he voiced in the Galactic Guardians episode the fear.
pete
said at 8:32 PM on Sat Aug 17 2013
@pete *The Fear
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:33 AM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@CatsTuxedo

"Kevin Conroy [...] may pull off drama well enough, but [he doesn't] feel like they'd be functional in a light-hearted story."

I beg to differ:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebI8H5nq5L4
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:15 AM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight

I would've pointed out that "Tales of Metropolis" short with Batman in it from a couple of weeks ago myself.XD
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:54 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@CatsTuxedo I hope I don't come across as some Kevin Conroy fanboy trying to shove my opinion down your throat... but the majority of the BTAS episodes had Kevin giving a fairly light-hearted performance and he did it well. He wasn't playing an all out comedy character, but his Batman used to crack jokes frequently. His skills as a voice-actor have greatly improved since then too, I'm sure he could deliver on that if he were asked to.

As far as him sounding scary, I thought his performance as the bitter, older Bruce in Batman Beyond delivered that in some scenes as well.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:40 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@CatsTuxedo The problem with trying to sound inhuman is that it frequently crosses into being ridiculous. I could never take the Dark Knight Trilogy seriously because any emotional attachment I had was drowned in laughter over Christian Bale's voice.
VctrBnsn
said at 5:38 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
@Nightmare Crusher WERE ARE THEY!!!!!!!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:35 PM on Fri Aug 23 2013
@VctrBnsn Were?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:43 PM on Fri Aug 23 2013
@CatsTuxedo Scott McNeil as Batman? I approve. I approve very much.
VctrBnsn
said at 8:13 PM on Fri Aug 23 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Darn, ruined the joke. Oh well. You're the grammar Nazi that I deserve, but not the one I need right now......
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:18 PM on Sat Aug 24 2013
@Nightmare Crusher True, but that shouldn't mean it can never be done well. McNeil has the advantage of being good at that kind of voice, while Christian decidedly... isn't.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:24 PM on Sat Aug 24 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Eh, don't worry about it. I'm pretty sure I can take your word for it, especially since I've never seen B:TAS in my life. It's just that whatever Conroy material I've run into has always been the dramatic stuff, so I simply never got the impression that he could work in light-hearted stories.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:18 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
@Nightmare Crusher

If someone cornered me in a dark alley and yelled with Bale-Bats' voice, I would be laughing my ass off.

On the other hand, if someone cornered me in a dark alley and sounded like Conroy, I would be scared ####less.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:14 PM on Thu Sep 5 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight *Conroy Batman whispers* "I'll break you in two!" *que ruined underwear*
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:52 AM on Fri Sep 6 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Exactly; I would be so scared I wouldn't be able to spell some words correctly. :-P
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:36 AM on Fri Sep 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Me too, especially ones I rarely use and didn't even bother to spelllcheck. :-(
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:21 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
Oh, wait, something just came to me... Mike Patton as Batman! Gotta thank whoever suggested him as Carnage over at that voice compare for that idea. He's already proven himself to have crazy amounts of range from his music career alone, and The Darkness shows that he can definitely do monstrous :)
Red524
said at 5:57 PM on Fri Sep 13 2013
@CatsTuxedo He's definitely got the range to pull off a voice for the part, but I think of him as generally a little too "animated" for a Batman. Under the right direction though, that could be a non-issue and though it's unlikely to actually happen, I think it would be interesting to hear.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:10 AM on Mon Sep 30 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy

I just thought of something else: the ultimate pants-####er? If someone with a Conroy Bat-voice confronted me in a dark alley and starting laughing in that voice. Or singing. ;-P
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:52 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight "AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!!! HOOOOWOOOOO I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!" That would be terrifying. o_o
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:05 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@TylerMirage Typecast
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:20 PM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Who? What?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:26 PM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@TylerMirage Scott McNeil
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:02 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Maybe Scott McNeil as Batman would be typecasting, but so are a ton of other casting choices out there and I don't hear very many people complaining. I would still love to hear him take a shot at Batman.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
@CatsTuxedo When you had made your comment, there wasn't a clip of Scott McNeil's Lord Bale voice at that time, now that there is one and I've heard it... it's even less intimidating than Christian Bale's Batman voice, in my honest opinion. The voice is essentially Dinobot, which is an awesome voice of his don't get me wrong and I love it, but I would not find it scary or convincing at all in the context of a monstrous boogeyman sound you're speaking of. If anything, I would just find it funny. I'm sure Scott would do a fantastic Batman, but that voice... eh, I don't think it would work at all.
VoiceMan
said at 11:59 PM on Wed Aug 7 2013
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"Too bad, you just got one." Anthony Ruivivar was given some great comeback lines. "No, I just hit a criminal." should've been in the sample. He sounds like a deeper Romano to me. I think he is doing a fantastic job and his voice is new and different, although sometimes he sounds like he is just "trying" to sound like Batman. And he sounds better for a Year One era Batman, can't see him as and older version of Batman. Kevin Conroy owns that territory.(With Bruce Greenwood right behind him.)
pete
said at 2:42 PM on Wed Aug 7 2013
Anthony is like a mix of Rino Romano and Bruce Greenwood. 2nd best young Batman so far besides Roger.
VctrBnsn
said at 7:14 AM on Wed Aug 7 2013
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I was a little iffy at first about Anthony, but now I think he's great. Sounds like a young Kevin Conroy......hey, they should of used him in Arkham Orgins!!!!
LordofEvil96
said at 8:28 AM on Wed Aug 7 2013
@VctrBnsn I actually think Roger Craig Smith is doing a fine job in Arkham Origins so far. But Anthony isn't bad at all.
bumblebeebug
said at 1:58 PM on Mon Aug 12 2013
@VctrBnsn I think he sounds a bit more like a young Bruce Greenwood, but either way he's still fantastic.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:34 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
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Kevin McKidd was good as Flashpoint's Batman, but I still prefer Kevin Conory.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:51 PM on Wed Aug 7 2013
@Anicomicgeek

Anthony Ruivivar was also good as a young Batman.
VctrBnsn
said at 8:34 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
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Kevin really works well as the Thomas version, I don't think it would work as Bruce Wayne though.
ninjinister
said at 8:19 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
Can you actually count McKidd as this Batman though? I think he'd fit in more with a Thomas Wayne Voice Compare, especially since Conroy's Batman (Bruce) is still in the film.
pete
said at 8:40 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@ninjinister This is for Batman not just Bruce Wayne and he never spoke as Thomas anyway plus IMO the voice doesn't fit just plain Thomas.
JaredTaylor94
said at 6:52 PM on Wed Jul 31 2013
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I'm gonna have to go with Bruce Greenwood. I obviously like Kevin Conroy, but he seems to have lost touch with the character over the years.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
@JaredTaylor94 I wouldn't say Kevin Conroy has lost touch with the character, but more that his direction and material is often uninspired. Over the years his material has required him to express very little emotional range, but when he's given material that actually requires him to emote, he delivers. It just seems to me that he's rarely asked to do anything more than "act stoic and growl occasionally".
pete
said at 8:42 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@JaredTaylor94 I see I'm the only one who thinks this. Injustice is his best post DCAU performance IMO.
pete
said at 8:42 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy This is what I was going at in the forums earlier and you pretty much just gave my thoughts on him 100%.
JaredTaylor94
said at 1:05 AM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy That could be it as well. Either way, it's one of those two (for me, at least). I've also been hearing Bruce Greenwood's voice in my head when I read Batman lately, especially his younger Batman in Young Justice.
PeruAlonso
said at 9:10 AM on Mon Jul 22 2013
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I'd say Kevin Conroy, Rino Romano, Will Friedle, and Diedrich Bader all have great voices for Batman.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 10:32 AM on Tue Jul 16 2013
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Cont..
Kevin Conroy: Conroy easily has the most experience doing this and is also the best. He captures every side of Batman, from being intimidating, emotional, angry, logical and the playboy facade of Bruce Wayne. I feel his performance is best represented in Justice League and JLU.

Will Freidle: Freidle is perfect for Terry McGinnis, as he sounds young and serious, though still very sarcastic and jokey at the same time.

Rino Romano: I think Romano is overrated as he does not change his voice when he becomes Batman. His Batman and Bruce sound the same, and can be easily identified by his distinct voice. I do however think Romano would be good for the Dick Grayson Batman, as it is said that Dick disguises his voice as Batman.

Diedrich Bader: He is great for the Silver Age Batman, even though I find the voice is a little to deep for that interpretation. I wouldn't mind seeing him voice a more serious and dark Batman.

Jeremy Sisto: Sisto definetely gets the intimidating and logical side down, and I would like to see him voice Batman in the future, to see what else he can bring to the voice.

Gary Owens: He is almost perfect for the Silver Age incarnation, as he sounds serious, while at the same time being very nice and campy.

Michael Ironside: He is great for Frank Miller's take on Batman, as he gives the cold and ruthless attitude of a Dirty Harry-esgue figure.

Ron Perlman: I love Ron Perlman, but I find his voice for Batman is flat, and he sounds bored.

Adam West: West is perfect for the Silver Age Batman, as he captures the nice and campy side, while still the mature and serious side, more than Owens and Bader.

Olan Soule: I don't remember any of the Super Friends shows, so I can't fully judge Soule's performance, but I hated him just from the audio.

Dave Gazzana: He sounds too much like he's trying to be intimidating, but he doesn't have a lot to work with.

Christian Bale: I think if he used this voice in the movies, he would have been much better, though I still like his Batman. He's not the best of the VA's but he gets the job done.

Michael Dobson: I thought he was great, as the voice is very deep and intimidating, and does great on the internal monologues. Another VA I could see doing Batman again.

Bruce Greenwood: I think he is the second best after Conroy. I do prefer his Under the Red Hood voice over his Young Justice performance, and like Conroy, he does a good job at the multiple sides of Batman. If Conroy ever retires doing Batman's voice, I would like to see Greenwood take it up.

Daran Norris: He doesn't have much to work with and sounds too generic and two dimensional.

Lex Lang: He does an ok job at Dick Grayson Batman, though I find the voice is too high and wimpy.

Kirk Thornton: He is great for Mark Millar's take on Batman in Superman: Red Son as a russian anarchist, and does a good job as normal Batman in Batman of Shanghai, sounding very serious

Frank Welker: I know this is the Scooby-Doo Batman, but still the performance sucks, and I feel Welker is overrated.

Corey Burton: A slight improvement over Welker, but still not good.

Ben McKenzie: I think he was trying to go for a younger Kevin Conroy in Batman: Year One, which could work, except he does not have much emotional range and sounds wimpy at times.

Troy Baker: Baker I think does pull of the young Conroy very well, a lot better than McKenzie, and almost sounds alike to Conroy. He makes a great younger Batman.

Peter Weller: He is perfect for Frank Miller's Batman, as he gives the tough and ruthlessness the interpretation needs, while at the same time sounding emotional when he needs to be.

Kevin Michael Richardson: I don't think he would make a bad Batman, but he does not have any range and does not have anything to work with.

Sean Schmell: I think the voice is better than Bale's as he sounds deep and raspy, without going over the top.

It is clear that I am going with Kevin Conroy as the best, while Bruce Greenwood is a close second, and Jeremy Sisto as a close third.
Comicfan117
said at 6:08 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@BatDevilSpawn For Diedrich like the Bronze age Batman
BatDevilSpawn
said at 10:40 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
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Kevin Conroy: 10/10
Will Freidle: 10/10 (Terry McGinnis Batman)
Rino Romano: 6/10
Diedrich Bader: 8/10 (Silver Age Batman)
Jeremy Sisto: 9/10
Gary Owens: 9.5/10 (Silver Age Batman)
Michael Ironside: 9.5/10 (Frank Miller Batman)
Ron Perlman: 6.5/10
Adam West: 10/10 (Silver Age Batman)
Olan Soule: 5.5/10 (Silver Age Batman)
Dave Gazzana: 6/10
Christian Bale: 7.5/10
Michael Dobson: 9/10
William Baldwin: 5.5/10
Bruce Greenwood: 9.5/10
Daran Norris: 5/10
Lex Lang: 7/10 (Dick Grayson Batman)
Kirk Thornton: 9/10 (Superman: Red Son), 8/10 (Batman of Shanghai)
Frank Welker: 3.5/10
Corey Burton: 4/10
Ben McKenzie: 6/10
Troy Baker: 8.5/10
Peter Weller: 10/10 (Frank Miller Batman)
Kevin Michael Richardson: 4/10
Sean Schemmel: 8/10
SalaComMander
said at 7:39 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
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Here comes the argument...

I actually like Rino Romano over Kevin Conroy!

Conroy does a great Batman voice, but when he becomes Bruce Wayne, he still sounds like Batman.

Romano does an excellent Batman and a superb Bruce Wayne as well, and that's why I prefer him over Conroy.
mweloo
said at 11:57 PM on Sat Jul 13 2013
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I quite like Anthony Ruivivar's Batman. It reminds me of both Kevin Conroy and Rino Romano.
bumblebeebug
said at 2:28 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
@mweloo Same here. Beware the Batman doesn't deserve all the hate people are giving it.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:17 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
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With the exception of Jeremy Sisto/William Baldwin (I don't think there was anything special or unique about their performances) and KMR (given the context of his role), most of these guys do pretty well.

My top choices:

1.) Bruce Greenwood
2.) Kevin Conroy
3.) Peter Weller
4.) Michael Dobson
5.) Diedrich Bader

Honourable mentions to Rino Romano and Ron Perlman.
VctrBnsn
said at 4:28 PM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@TylerMirage Wow, I thought I was the only one who slightly liked Bruce Greedwood over Kevin. I find myself hearing Bruce's voice in the comics recently over Kevin's.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:31 AM on Sun Jul 14 2013
@VctrBnsn Sleep easy, because you're not alone (that sounds wrong...). Kevin is great, but there's something to Greenwood's that I like.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:54 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
@TylerMirage I like the rasp. Kevin sometimes sounds flat. But Kevin still had lots of very awesome moments as the character.
chaosincarnate
said at 3:48 PM on Fri Jun 28 2013
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I really want to see Kirk Thornton and Steve Blum reprise their roles of the dark knight somewhere down the line.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:13 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
@chaosincarnate Yeah, I think that Steve could do a more substantial voice, and his usual "gravelly" voice fits the fill of Batman perfectly. Just make sure it's not exactly like his Wolverine voice and it could be very similar to Rino's take.
chaosincarnate
said at 4:43 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
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Anyway, I can't wait to hear more of Roger Craig Smith as Batman in Arkham Origins. He does a perfect job of emulating a young Kevin Conroy, as shown by the e3 gamepaly clips.

Also, I hope Bruce Greenwood gets more chances to play Batman, since Young Justice just got cancelled. Him and RCS are a nice alternative to Conroy: Greenwood sounds unique and intimidating, while Roger Craig Smith sounds like a young Kevin Conroy.
chaosincarnate
said at 12:07 AM on Mon Jun 24 2013
Kevin Michael Richardson is my least favorite out of all these VA'S. He's just using his normal voice.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:05 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
@chaosincarnate I agree with you, but consider the context of his appearance. Not quite a parody, but it's obviously not a super serious attempt at a legitimate Batman performance. He may not be given many chances to use his range lately, but I'm sure that under the right direction and chance to really show his talent, I think that he *could* make a great Batman. His Bruno 'Ugly' Manheim from Young Justice (minus the Joisey accent), his gruffness from his Wolverine voice, his Kabal from Mortal Kombat - those are all voices that with a little bit of tweaking and playing around with might make for a great Batman voice.
chaosincarnate
said at 4:40 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
@TylerMirage Actually, I think if he altered his Spawn voice a little bit, he could be a damn good Batman. He would definitely have the intimidating aspect of Batman down perfectly.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:58 AM on Mon Jul 8 2013
@chaosincarnate Then he'd just be imitating Keith David.
chaosincarnate
said at 12:56 PM on Mon Jul 8 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight True, but it's a perfectly intimidating voice that fits Batman. Keith David could do a good job as Batman too.
allthingsuper
said at 7:46 PM on Sun Jun 16 2013
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kein Conroy is amazing and gets my vote. However, Rino and Bruce are pretty damn good as well. From what I've heard, Roger Craig Smith is great in Arkham Origins.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 6:17 AM on Sat Jun 15 2013
Roger Craig Smith's interpretation is sounding pretty damn good so far!
Deadpool99
said at 3:32 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
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I also heard RCS for Arkham Origins totally awesome
WWEFAN12ization
said at 3:21 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
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Just heard Smith in a the Demo, It was Awesome!
AMT
said at 2:53 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
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Just heard Roger's take, I was a little disappointed, but not so surprised. It sounded a tad fake, forced and even a little too "chrsitian bale" when he was trying to sound loud... so that was the deal breaker for me.

I think it would've been better and cooler to bring back Rino Romano for Arkham Origins, to be honest.
chaosincarnate
said at 8:55 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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I actually prefer Sean Schemmel's Batman voice to Christian Bale's. Sounds a lot less raspy.
Deadpool99
said at 3:27 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
Honorable mentions Bruce Greenwood,Peter Weller ,Kevin Conroy and Troy Baker
Deadpool99
said at 3:24 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
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I say Michael Dobson is the best he has that whisper like gruff go his voice that makes it really cool. Does anyone else think that Will Friedle should'nt be up there as a compare since he really did'nt play bruce wayne batman.
I also like Jeremy Sisto
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:01 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Deadpool99

One: this covers everyone who's used the identity of Batman, not just Bruce Wayne. Two: if that weren't the case, then Lex Lang's clip and both Kirk Thornton should be gone, too.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:24 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@Anicomicgeek This is true, but I personally find it annoying how they are pretty much completely classified as the same character here. After I watched Batman Beyond I wanted to add Terry McGinnis as one of my favorite characters. Terry is a completely different person from Bruce, and he had a substantial enough screen-time outside of being Batman that I feel he should have his own character page. Now I can't even favorite him. Yeah, I know I should bring this up in the forums, and I will if I feel like it, but I just kinda wanted to say that.
Darth Bugs
said at 7:22 PM on Thu May 30 2013
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I can't believe you didn't include Kevin Conroy's "I am vengence, I am the night, I AM BATMAN!" line in his voice clip. Not only is it one of his most epic lines as Batman (if not THE most epic), but I think that line alone solidifies him as the best Batman ever.
WoodstockProd
said at 1:55 PM on Fri May 24 2013
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I wasn't sure how I felt about Peter's voice when I saw some clips from the movie, but hearing this audio clip here, made me go "Oh man... oh Dude! THAT IS BATMAN!!!" great job from Mr. Weller. also i find it funny that both he and Bruce Greenwood are admirals in Star Trek Into Darkness
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 4:16 AM on Tue May 21 2013
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Apparently Roger Craig Smith will be voicing Batman in Arkham Origins. I'm really interested to see how he goes.
LordofEvil96
said at 4:15 PM on Tue May 21 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster So I've heard.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 9:43 PM on Wed May 22 2013
@LordofEvil96 Chris Redfield, Ezio, Sonic the Hedgehog & now, Batman.

That dude has range, no doubt about it!
LordofEvil96
said at 10:25 PM on Wed May 22 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 I'm sure he'll do fine. I'm just interested in seeing what he brings to the table as the Dark Knight.
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 2:19 AM on Fri May 24 2013
@LordofEvil96 I think he's going to use his Ocean Master voice or something similar
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:55 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster Imagine if he used his Sonic voice from the Alton Towers, just to mess with our heads.
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 5:21 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 That would be amazing.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 7:41 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster *in a stereotypical, dumb voice* "Check out the consoles.... WOOOOOOOAHHH!!"
Madness Abe
said at 6:03 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster @MilanTheVillain01 The new Arkham Origins trailer showed off a bit of his voice acting for the Dark Knight. He sounds a bit young, but it IS a young Batman, and he does a dark aspect of the character right. So far, Roger's doing well.
Mrguy22594
said at 7:41 AM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@Madness Abe Kwing said that his voice sounded like Diederich Bader. If that's the case he is a much more preferable version of Diederich Bader.
El Diabeetus
said at 11:23 PM on Mon May 20 2013
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I would love to see Sean Schemmel get another shot at it, where he doesn't have to sound like Bale. Hell, even I can copy that voice to a tee, same with the Hardy Bane voice.

But, my point is Schemmel does well with darker characters and can do more than just Goku. I'd love to see a fully original take from him.
Cheesyfeet106
said at 7:27 PM on Sat May 18 2013
Silver Age Bats:

Adam West. C'mon it's Adam West. There was a time when he WAS the Batman. And some may even say that he still is. I'd find it difficult to argue.

My second is actually Gary Owens. He REALLY fits to me, like he sounds camp but also like Batman. He's just great.

Olan Soule, as the very first Batman voice, deserves credit. He was pretty good, if a little inconsistent.

Next, Troy Baker. I know he's not Silver Age but he's not that serious so he's here. I liked him. A lot.

Diedrich Bader...i know a lot of people don't like him and I understand why, but to me he was pretty good. Took a little getting used to but good.

As for Daran Norris, usually I like him but Batman is just not a role he's good for.

Corey Burton is good for what they were going for there.

Frank Welker! It was only a matter of time before this guy voiced Batman. Unfortunately I think he could do better but given the material he gave it his best shot.

KMR, not a lot of other places I can put him, so he goes here. Alright, he didn't really use his range so he has potential as Batman (check out Wolverine) but he wasn't so bad here anyway.
Starscreamsfan
said at 8:51 PM on Fri May 17 2013
My Top 10:

1) Gary Merrill (Superman Radio Show/Unaired Batman Radio Pilot)

2) Adam West

3) Stacy Harris (Superman Radio Show)

4) Olan Soule

5) Matt Crowley (Superman Radio Show)

6) Peter Weller

7) Kevin Conroy

8) Michael Ironside

9) Gary Owens

10) Will Friedle
keontaecanada
said at 9:32 AM on Fri May 10 2013
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peter weller is awesome
Starscreamsfan
said at 5:00 PM on Wed May 8 2013
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I wish you could add a voice clip from the Super Powers Team episode The Fear. Adam West was perfect in that one. It would give him a fair advantage since he did both campy Batman and the Batman we know today. And I think that this particular episode was the best performance of Adam West as Batman. Olan Soule was good as the campy Batman, but I prefer West because of the transition. Kevin Conroy and Peter Weller are quite good too, but I always seem to prefer the older incarnations.
mastershock99
said at 4:14 PM on Fri May 3 2013
Kevin Conroy is the best with Peter Wellerin close second
i just cant believe Kevin isnt playing Batman in arkham origins
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:08 AM on Sun May 5 2013
@mastershock99 Really? Oh, that sucks!
As for who should take his place? I hope it's Troy Baker!
Mrguy22594
said at 10:07 AM on Sat Apr 27 2013
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The Batman sample for Kevin Conroy is actually from Justice League and not BTAS. He is also #1 in my opinion with Bruce Greenwood in second.
bumblebeebug
said at 7:49 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
Obviously Kevin Conroy is everyone's favorite, but Rino Romano and Troy Baker are tied for second in my opinion.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:12 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
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I gotta say, Peter Weller gave an almost perfect performance in The Dark Knight Returns. I actually prefer him over Michael Ironside on this one.
Jetman2021
said at 10:57 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
....why is Will Friedle here? He's Terry McGinnis, not Bruce Wayne.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:32 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@Jetman2021 As explaned before, this VC focuses on anyone who has carried the Batman name, not just Bruce Wayne. Lex Lang is actually playing an older Dick Grayson.
Ethan
said at 5:38 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
Kevin Conroy all the way!! His performances in Batman TAS, Justice League, JL Doom and Batman Beyond are just beyond epic. His Arkham game performances were ok, but there wasn't much emotion in his voice
Lpfan120
said at 11:12 PM on Sun Mar 31 2013
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I was kind of hoping that Michael Ironside would reprise Batman in The Dark Knight Returns. BUT, I'm not complaining, since Peter Weller sounds ALMOST identical to Ironside
jonhardwick
said at 9:03 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
I don't know to vote for Bale or Conroy i like them both but i'm a voting voting crisis between the two.Conroy because of his amazing performance & Bale because of the rasping menacing performance & good acting.i need help
MilanTheVillain01
said at 4:35 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
# 1 - Kevin Conroy, but you knew that already....
# 2 - Troy Baker.
# 3 - Michael Dobson
# 4 - Rino Romano.
# 5 - Diedrich Bader.
# 6 - Bruce Greenwood.
# 7 - Ron Perlman.
# 8 - Kirk Thornton (Shanghai version).
# 9 - Ron Perlman.
# 10 - Daran Norris.
# 11 - Dave Gazzana.
# 12 - Sean Schemmel.
# 13 - Christian Bale.
# 14 - Peter Weller.
# 15 - William Baldwin.
# 16 - Michael Ironside.
# 17 - Jeremy Sisto.
# 18 - Frank Welker.
# 19 - Corey Burton.
# 20 - Adam West.
# 21 - Gary Owens.
# 22 - Olan Soule.
# 23 - Kirk Thornton (Red Son version).
# 24 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:28 PM on Tue Mar 5 2013
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I also want to add that I think Rino Romano sounds like he would be great for a teenaged or young adult Kevin Conroy.
bumblebeebug
said at 7:47 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Actually, he was supposed to be a younger version of Batman. 26 years old, to be exact. I think he pulls it off quite nicely.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:43 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@bumblebeebug I agree, I think he's a perfect choice for a younger Batman. The fact that he's also my favorite Spider-Man as well makes the fact that he hasn't been doing any acting lately a real downer for me.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 8:21 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy
Romano was excellent in "The Batman." He's definitely in my Top 5 list. He very much resembles a younger version of Kevin Conroy's Batman to me.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:48 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
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Kevin Conroy. I don't have much to add here except that he has it down to a science. However, he was doing the stoic and intimidating thing and going through the motions a bit in the Arkham games. Not to say it was bad, but they didn't give Batman a very wide spectrum of emotions and it sounded a little flat... while Hamill stole the show as usual.
VctrBnsn
said at 2:37 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy YES! Someone who agrees. Kevin Conroy is great as Batman, and I love hearing him, but it's nice to see someone not blinded by nostalgia.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:29 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@VctrBnsn Why thank you! I love Kevin Conroy, but it just seems like the voice directer and writers for some of his recent stuff didn't give him much to go on, they were just like "Say this stuff in your Batman voice, k thanx bye" when they could have gotten a much better performance out of him. I hope in his future parts as Batman they liven things up and direct him better, because he could be killing it, someone just didn't know how to use him properly. :(
VctrBnsn
said at 10:53 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy He is set to reprise his role in the Flashpoint adaptation, so we will see how it goes. Personally, I think he did his best work in the Justice League shows, probably because he was given much more to do than just brood and say "I'm Batman punks".
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:31 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@VctrBnsn Unfortunately, I haven't gotten around to watching the Justice League shows yet. I've seen the entirety of TAS, Batman Beyond ROTJ, as well as having played three separate video games. I need to watch Justice League...
VctrBnsn
said at 4:09 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy You really need to. His performance is amazing. He works off the other characters as perfectly as you'd expect, and he's given some really emotional and dramatic moments, especially in the episodes "A Better World" and "For The Man Who Has Everything."
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:54 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@VctrBnsn I'm getting right on that!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:47 AM on Tue Mar 5 2013
@VctrBnsn "Epilogue", too.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:14 AM on Tue Mar 5 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight And "Hereafter" when Batman morns Superman's "death". God, it's a good series!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:03 PM on Tue Mar 5 2013
@VctrBnsn "Good" is underselling it. :-P
VctrBnsn
said at 6:51 PM on Tue Mar 5 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Your're right. Saying Justice League was a good show is like saying Mel Blanc was a good VA.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:05 PM on Thu Apr 11 2013
@VctrBnsn I've watched four episodes of Justice League so far now that it's on Netflix, I've also been watching Batman Beyond and I have to say, Kevin Conroy is by far his most threatening in Batman Beyond. He's playing Bruce in his sixties or seventies and yet he's shown the most coldness and anger than in any installment. The anger he expressed actually scared me a few times... I wish they would get him to express anger such as that in other projects. It's a shame, hopefully he's used more creatively soon.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:23 PM on Thu Apr 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy SPOILER WARNING! There is an episode of Justice League Unlimited were Batman actually meets his older self from Batman Beyond. Modern Batman fails to interrigate a criminal, but older Bruce Wayne does it easily. Modern Batman even has to play good cop!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:27 PM on Thu Apr 11 2013
@VctrBnsn You just gave me something to look forward to. Awesome! :P
VctrBnsn
said at 11:40 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
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Kevin Conroy - To many he is THE Batman, and he certainly deserves that title. But I think his best work is from TNBA and JL/JLU. His work in BTAS always felt flat to me, and his most recent work is starting to feel a little wooden(especially in Batman Gotham Knight, although I liked his Bruce Wayne in that movie).
Bruce Greenwood - my favorite Batman, but mostly for his Young Justice performance.
Rino Romano - How I imagine Joseph Gordon Levitt sounding as Batman. I think he did a great job.
Diedrich Bader - At first I hated him, now I think it fits the tone of the show.
Ron Perlman - Could of worked but he sounds bored.
Jeremy Sisto - Also sounds bored.
Christian Bale - Sounds better than in the movie.
William Baldwin - Sounds like Alec Baldwin doing a Batman impression.
Ben McKenzie - Not a bad performance, but still sounds off.
Troy Baker - He surprised me by how good he was.
Peter Weller - A little wooden at times but overall
a great performance.
Kirk Thorton - To bad he only got one line. I would like to hear more.
Sean Schemmel - Goku as Batman? I like it.
Sokka2Me
said at 10:22 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
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Holy **** Sean Schemmel?! Does a good Bale impression, but I'd love to see him take another crack at it just him. Kevin Conroy still the best.
coolgeek176
said at 9:46 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
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Sean Schemmel is okay. He does a good Bale impression. Kevin Conroy is still the best.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:12 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
Why does it say that three comparisons were added?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:40 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight it wasn't too long ago when Kevin Richardson and Kirk Thorton were added
pete
said at 9:01 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
I'd like not to do a non Bale inspired Batman. The way he did Nobody in TMNT was awesome enough to see him voice the actual Batman rather than a spoof.
pete
said at 3:10 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
@pete I meant I'd like if Sean didn't do the Christian Bale versions of Batman.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 7:04 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
@pete There was Even Troy Baker.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:43 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
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Sean does pretty good as Batman, an almost perfect impression of Bale
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:28 PM on Fri Feb 1 2013
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Despite this being my number 1 voice compare I haven't given a detailed opinion on it. This is gonna be a long one.
Kevin Conroy: My absolute favorite Batman, I don't know what is about that voice. The best word I can use to describe it is powerful.
Will Friedle: Yes, Will Friedle uses his normal voice for just about everyone, but I feel it best worked for Terry. Great job overall.
Rino Romano: The idea of a younger Batman was an interesting one and Rino Romano certainly delivered.
Diedrich Bader:A bit grating yes, however his voice did fit the show's campy nature.
Jeremy Sisto: Okay, but he sounds t raspy for me.
Gary Owens: A nice throwback to Space Ghost and the Silver Age.
Michael Ironside: And a nice throwback to the the Dark Age too.
Ron Pearlman: Not bad, but he sounds bored.
Adam West: Absolutely classic.
Olan Soule: A product of it's time I suppose, but far too nasally.
Dave Gazanna: Sounds too gruff to me.
Christian Bale: Sounds a bit bored, but I actually think he sounds better there than in the movies.

I'll be posting the second half of my opinions in a little bit so I don't lose all of my typing here on accident.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:45 PM on Fri Feb 1 2013
@Nightmare Crusher
Michael Dobson: Sounds pretty good although he sounds a bit too quiet at times.
William Baldwin: Too raspy, can't say I like it.
Bruce Greenwood: He slips up sometimes, but delivers when it counts.
Daran Norris: Could be a bit less deep, but not bad for what it is.
Lex Lang: Pretty god for Dick Grayson as Batman.
Kirk Thornton(Red Son): Russian Batman! Amazing.
Frank Welker: Pretty funny although I wouldn't say this is Frank's best.
Corey Burton: Pretty good for what they were going for.
Ben McKenzie: Sounds pretty forced to me and he seems to speak very slowly.
Troy Baker: He did a great job for Bats. I was surprised at how good the acting in that game was.
Peter Weller: Robocop as Batman, awesome.
Kirk Thornton(Shanghai): Very good for just a line.
Kevin Michael Richardson: I seem to remember KMR having vocal range.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:55 PM on Wed Feb 13 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Sean Schemmel isn't too bad either.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:00 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I haven't seen the movie, however I do think Kevin sounds pretty good as Thomas.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:36 AM on Wed Aug 7 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Anthony sounds great too.
chow2rich
said at 10:06 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
My Top 6 Batman

1.Kevin Conroy (He will always be Batman for me)
2.Christian Bale
3.Rino Romano
4.Bruce Greenwood
5.Peter Weller
6.Michael Ironside
journeybroX
said at 8:22 AM on Sun Jan 27 2013
batman, the james bond of voice acting.one character,so many interpretations,different voice actors and various favorites.
myopinion1
said at 9:38 PM on Sun Jan 20 2013
Adam west, olan soule and rino Romano for the win
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:46 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
Kirk Thornton was good in the Batman Of Shanghai short. That said, KMR could've been better.
coolgeek176
said at 4:39 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
Kirk Thornton needs more material and Kevin Michael Richardson is okay.
pete
said at 4:09 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
Kirk was good as the Bruce Wayne version for his one lines. He really needs more material.
pete
said at 12:43 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
@pete Apparently that version isn't Bruce Wayne either.
pete
said at 4:05 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
With KMR that was a disguise of Red Hood so it shouldn't count.
pete
said at 4:06 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@pete I meant Red X.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:28 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@pete see my response to Nightmare Crusher below.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:29 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
I feel like giving thoughts on the two new Batmen.(Batmans?) I;m guessing that was Kirk Thornton's only line, but I can see the voice working pretty well. And oh look, it's KMR doing the same voice again. It doesn't even fit for Batman. MISCAST!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:32 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@Nightmare Crusher *I'm*
pete
said at 4:06 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@Nightmare Crusher It wasn't even Batman. It was Red Hood in disguise.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:14 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@pete Seriously? Then why is this here? And which Red Hood by the way?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:27 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@Nightmare Crusher because in that Teen Titans short, each fake character that was revealed under Red X's mask (Alfred, the Tofu villain, Slade, Jason Todd, Larry Titan and Batman) were all acted as though they were the original characters.

also, it wasn't Red Hood in disguise. it ended up being a robot.
pete
said at 8:35 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@Foxwolf Lol you did it too.
pete
said at 8:35 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I meant Red X.
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:07 AM on Tue Jan 15 2013
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Diedrich Baber was so miscast as Batman. Batman is not one of his "jerk muscle" characters.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:35 PM on Tue Jan 15 2013
@TheTrueYuma At least they actually tried something different that time around :/
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:59 PM on Tue Jan 15 2013
@TheTrueYuma BATB Bats is different from the typical incarnations of the character.
TheTrueYuma
said at 2:52 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@CatsTuxedo And...?
OldSchoolFTW
said at 8:27 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@CatsTuxedo
I will admit I'm not a fan of Batman being super goofy and more campy like that, but Bader did do a solid job with the character. I can sort of understand where you're coming from in that Batman needs a balance between being serious and light-hearted as well. Personally, I prefer the serious tone to his character, so Bader didn't work that well me with me.
Robshimer
said at 7:01 AM on Tue Jan 8 2013
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Will Friedle did not play Bruce Wayne in "Batman Beyond". He should not be included in this Voice compare.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:21 AM on Tue Jan 8 2013
@Robshimer This compare isn't for Bruce Wayne only. We've explained this numerous times.
DaltonioSpidey94
said at 7:58 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
Definitely Kevin Conroy, followed by Jeremy Sisto. I'm not a huge fan of Rino Romano's Batman just because I'm more used to hearing him as Spider-Man in older video games, so it's weird to hear him as Batman.
Archerboy58
said at 7:28 PM on Sat Dec 22 2012
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Kevin Conroy is the best. Will Friedle, Rino Romano, Diedrich Bader, Jeremy Sisto, Gary Owens, Michael Ironside, Adam West, Olan Soule, and William Baldwin are great to.
Archerboy58
said at 3:34 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@Archerboy58 i also like Lex Lang, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, and Sean Schemmel
Darth Bugs
said at 9:21 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012
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I grew up watching Batman the Animated Series during its original run, so naturally Kevin Conroy has always been the best voice of Batman to me.
skeletonking1234
said at 3:17 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
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Kevin Conroy does an amazing performance as Batman and is one of my favorite performances in the show, and for a while he was my favorite batman voice. But I saw the Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and Peter Weller shockingly has taken the spot for me. He makes the role frightening but brooding and emotional like how Batman should be.
TheAtticus
said at 1:40 AM on Tue Oct 23 2012
I say that Conroy is the best Batman, but Romano is the best Bruce Wayne.
BlackWolf219
said at 9:45 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012
1. Kevin Conroy-Gives Batman that authorative tone while making him seem human when he needs to be. His first attempt wasn't all that great but he's a great example of "practice makes perfect" as he's come to be the voice we all hear when reading the comics.

2. Michael Dobson-Definitely a great example of his voice work. He's intimidating and cool at the same time.

3. Troy Baker-He'd make a great young Batman, captures a little of Conroy and Christian Bale.

4. Jeremy Sisto-He's pretty good. The deep voice is definitely intimidating and fits Batman very well. I wouldn't mind hearing him in the future.

5. Bruce Greenwood-One of the few times a celebrity has actually managed to do decent voice work. I do agree that he seems to have lost something in Young Justice but he's still pretty good.

This is my top five and they're in no particular order after Conroy.
Torak
said at 3:58 AM on Sun Oct 7 2012
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Kevin Conroy is of course the ultimate Batman! Rino Romano,Will Friedle and Christian Bale were pretty good too.

As for campier versions of Batman I gotta go with:

1.West
2.Baker
3.Owens

As for Miller's Batman, Peter Weller did a great job!

Last place: Bader - He just sounds too plain goofy and obnoxious as in this role.
OldSchoolFTW
said at 8:19 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@Torak
I too loathed Diedrich Bader in this role, but that's mainly because "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" tried to recapture the old Batman cartoon. I was also never a fan of Adam West in this role.

For what it is worth, Diedrich did a fantastic job in his last few episodes as Batman. In particular, when Batman faced Joe Chill, I was shocked how well Bader handled the scene.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:14 AM on Sun Oct 7 2012
I dunno, Peter Weller sounds a bit too light
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:05 PM on Fri Nov 23 2012
@Music Meister I meant Troy Peter was awesome
Evolution
said at 9:25 PM on Wed Oct 3 2012
To hard to choose, the next one is better then the last.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 10:08 AM on Wed Oct 3 2012
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Serious Batman
1) Conroy
2) Greenwood
3) Dobson
4) Romano
5) Perlman

Campy Batman
1) West
2) Bader
3) Baker
4) Owens
5) Soule

Miller Batman
1) Michael Ironside
2) Peter Weller
ConfusedPhantom
said at 10:30 AM on Wed Oct 3 2012
@ConfusedPhantom lol I forgot to take out both the Miller Batmans' first names. But, yeah, up to this day, there hasn't been anyone in the WORLD that did a better job than Kevin Conroy.
AMT
said at 12:18 AM on Wed Oct 3 2012
1) Kevin Conroy
2) Rino Romano
3) Diedrich Bader (I think it'd be better if he was part of a more serious-toned batman adaption)
4) Bruce Greenwood
EliteF50
said at 4:12 PM on Tue Oct 2 2012
Weller was insanely good, but Conroy is still the best.

1. Kevin Conroy
2. Peter Weller
3. Bruce Greenwood
Damolisher
said at 3:51 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012
Weller: "Do you know who I am? I'm the goddamned Robocop!"
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:51 PM on Mon Oct 1 2012
Ooh, tough choice for Miller's Batman. Ironside and Weller are both great. I can't choose between those two!
coolgeek176
said at 3:23 PM on Mon Oct 1 2012
Peter weller was pretty good. Though Kevin Conroy still wins.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:27 PM on Mon Oct 1 2012
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Troy Baker was a decent choice for Batman.

Getting to TDKReturns, I really liked Peter Weller as Batman. I thoguht his voice for more imposing and suited Miller's version of Batman more. If this were solely based on TDKReturns Batman, between Weller and Ironside, I'd go with Weller.

Overall, though, I'd rank my top three as:
1: Kevin Conroy
2: Bruce Greenwood
3: Peter Weller.
Young-Gun
said at 3:24 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
Needs Peter Weller from Dark Knight Returns Part 1, just a thought.

Anyways, Kevin Conroy for me, with Bruce Greenwood/Peter Weller tying at a close second.
DarkKinght17
said at 5:07 PM on Tue Sep 18 2012
Kevin Conroy is Batman i grew up with Batman The Animated series
Grim Griefer
said at 2:51 AM on Tue Sep 11 2012
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Kevin Conroy IS modern Batman's voice.

Adam West IS the Golden and Silver Age Batman.

I hear Christian Bale when he's written out of character or in a parody even though I love the Nolan Batman movies.
Toady_12
said at 9:30 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
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I'll go with Kevin Conroy, but Adam West isn't too bad
Toady_12
said at 10:14 AM on Sun Oct 7 2012
@Toady_12 ... for a campier Batman
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 2:41 AM on Wed Aug 29 2012
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We Need Steven Blum as The Beyond Batman.
coolgeek176
said at 11:54 PM on Sun Aug 26 2012
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For a serious batman my favorite is Kevin Conroy with Bruce Greenwood at a close second. For a silver age batman its a tie between Diedrech Bader and Adam West.
BurtLancaster1913
said at 11:37 PM on Sat Aug 25 2012
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They're all good, Kevin Conroy is the king, but I find Ron Perlman's Batman fascinating.
Animefan98
said at 2:55 PM on Thu Aug 9 2012
I remember my brother watching "The Batman" so since I sort of grew up with Rino's voice, I'm going to vote for him.
itsover9000
said at 4:58 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
top two
1. Rino Romano his voice for batman is perfect
2.Keven Conroy many people favor him but rinos is slightly better Keven was a very close 2nd
anarky
said at 11:23 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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it's pretty obvious it's the great kevin conroy.
AntiSabat666
said at 2:10 PM on Mon Jul 23 2012
Tessho Genda's the best Batman, but out of the English Batmen, it's Conroy.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:47 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Why is it that Troy Baker can make anyone sound awesome, Batman included? The only one better than him is the man himself, Kevin Conroy.
Autovolt
said at 2:27 PM on Sat Jul 14 2012
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Kevin Conroy is the definitive Batman.

Though Rino Ramano, Diedrich Bader, Michael Dobson, Bruce Greenwood, Ben McKenzie and Troy Baker also did a great jobs voicing the Caped Crusader.

Will Friedle totally rocked as the Terry McGinnis Batman.
Blahman179
said at 1:55 PM on Tue Jul 10 2012
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Adam West, hands down.
JSD
said at 8:23 PM on Wed Jul 4 2012
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1. Kevin Conroy
2. Rino Romano
3. Bruce Greenwood
4. Christian Bale
5. Micheal Dobson
6. Will Friedle


Worst: Diedrich Bader- He's VERY obnoxious in the role.
AWIG
said at 1:42 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
Kevin, Bruce, Rino, Bale and McKenzie are my favorites.
Sokka2Me
said at 8:26 PM on Thu Jun 21 2012
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Kevin Conroy will always be the best, but Bruce Greenwood puts up a good fight.
HTD
said at 5:41 PM on Tue Jun 19 2012
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1. Kevin Conroy
2. Olan Soulé
3. Bruce Greenwood
4. Will Friedle
5. Diedrich Bader
The_Animal
said at 4:15 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
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Kevin Conroy.
Aussieroth
said at 9:42 PM on Sun May 27 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Kevin Conroy
2. Bruce Greenwood
3.Rino Romano
4. Michael Dobson
5. Ron Pearlman
Dillon Taylor
said at 1:58 AM on Wed May 23 2012
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I wish I could vote twice! Kevin is obviously THE Batman. There's nothing wrong with most of these performances but Kevin just NAILED Batman as a character. But I wish I could give a vote to Will Friedle as well. He played a very different character to Bruce Wayne and he played it very well. Terry McGinnis is probably one of the few "superhero successors" that I actually really like and it's no doubt due in large part to Will's performance.
shadowvegeta
said at 8:21 PM on Sun May 20 2012
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1. Kevin Conroy
2. Bruce Greenwood
3. Rino Romano
4. Lex Lang
5. Dave Gazzana
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 1:37 PM on Tue May 15 2012
In my eyes, Batman is supposed to be something of a criminal's bogeyman, and I think that Cristian Bale's "Clint Eastwood meets a grizzly bear" rendition captured that the best out of the actors who have played him thus far. It is a pity that his clip in the voice compare doesn't convey that particular aspect very well.

Having that said, I could argue that because Bruce Wayne is such a different persona from Batman (being a goofy, aloof playboy and all), he requires a separate voice compare as is the case with Tony Stark and Iron Man, but I suppose that's a proposition to be saved for the forums.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:19 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
@CatsTuxedo I was going to bring that up, but I'm not sure if Bruce Wayne himself is prominent enough in the franchise to warrant his own VC.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:16 AM on Mon Oct 1 2012
@pokemastanumba1 And that there's very little difference vocally between the two identities.
Metabad
said at 3:55 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Unless we're talking about Christian Bale.
Kris1Otaku
said at 10:21 AM on Sat May 12 2012
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I have to pick Conroy, but I like Greenwood and Freidle also. Bader is a great comedic actor but as Batman he makes me cringe. When I first heard Bale do Batman (movie) I thought he was trying to voice Nathan Explosion instead.
Bombermanp
said at 3:33 AM on Fri May 4 2012
i really think lex ans wil should be removed becuase the characters are no way the same person, naither of them are bruce wayne.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:26 AM on Fri May 4 2012
@Bombermanp We've been over this multiple times in the past. In short, the Dick Grayson and Terry McGinnis versions only have one voice. If they ever got new voice actors, the compare can be split. For now, they're staying.
pete
said at 12:32 AM on Fri Apr 27 2012
Brue Greenwood sounds like an older version of Rino Romano as well as doing great replacing Kevin Conroy.
pete
said at 1:04 AM on Fri Apr 27 2012
@pete *Bruce
pete
said at 4:05 AM on Sun Apr 22 2012
Kevin Conroy and Bruce Greenwood are the serious Batman for mew, Olan Soule and Diedrich Bader for the campy version and Wull Friedile gets point since I'm a Boy Meets World as well as Eric Matthews fan and Batman Beyond fan.
pete
said at 4:06 AM on Sun Apr 22 2012
@pete *Will
EmpireGrotesk
said at 11:55 AM on Sat Apr 21 2012
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Kevin Conroy all the way. He was able to convey the differences between Batman and Bruce Wayne very naturally rather than a completely different voice altogether. I grew up with him as the voice of Batman. I'd say Bruce Greenwood did a great jon in Under The Red Hood and somewhat controversially I didn't mind Christian Bale's rendition of Batman and Bruce Wayne.
BigBDawg
said at 7:49 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
My picks for Bruce Wayne's Batman;
Kevin Conroy
Bruce Greenwood
Rino Romano
Ben McKenzie
Christian Bale
and Ron Perlman
BigBDawg
said at 7:55 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
@BigBDawg Oh, I forgot Diedrich Bader.
Sknarf
said at 8:24 PM on Fri Apr 6 2012
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1. Kevin Conroy (Its freakin' Kevin Conroy!)
2. Rino Romano (its younger Conroy to me)
3. Ben McKenzie (Really surprised at how well he did a Year One Batman, it was dark and menacing, it fit!)
4. Michael Dobson (the guy was Batman, Joker and Alfred in Batman Black and White! Not to mention his Batman was impressive.)
5. Bruce Greenwood (Didn't care for it at first, but it grew on me)

But mostly everybody did quite well in their set world of Batman... even Adam West!
Spider-Fox
said at 6:38 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
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1. Kevin Conroy (who I always hear as Batman)
2. Reno Romano (who I always hear as Bruce Wayne)
3. Diedrich Bader
4. Lex Lang
5. Bruce Greenwood
SparklyShake12
said at 10:28 PM on Tue Mar 27 2012
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Kevin will always be Batman to me. He's the voice I grew up with and loved from day one. However, Bruce Greenwood does one heckuva job in Under the Red Hood/YJ, so he's my runner up.
CLG
said at 10:55 AM on Sun Mar 18 2012
1. Kevin C.
2. Rino R.
3. Bruce G.
4. Dave G.
5. Michael I.
6. Diedrich B.
7. Ron P.
8. Ben M.
9. William B.
10. Christian B.
11. Lex L.
12. Michael D.
13. Daran N.
14. Jeremy S.
15. Gary O.
16. Adam W.
17. Corey B.
18. Frank W.
19. Will F.
20. Olan S.
21. Kirk T.
Jessica Chimaera
said at 9:47 PM on Mon Feb 27 2012
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Kevin Conroy is by far the best Batman (He's Batman! LOL).
Second is Dave Ganazza because I had fun playing the game and last Rino Romano (though it's the first time I hear his version)

I like Adam West on that TV show, I have to see him talking not with the voice only, he's not in the ranking list for this reason

Will Friedle is another Batman, he's great but shouldn't be here for comparison. (He's another Batman! lol)
Patrick
said at 11:51 AM on Fri Dec 30 2011
1: Olan Soule
2: Adam West
3: Kevin Conroy
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:11 AM on Sat Dec 17 2011
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I take back what I said about Bruce Greenwood. He sounded good in Red Hood, but I couldn't stand his voice in YJ. He sounds terrible IMO.

So yeah, Kevin Conroy, Will Friedle, Rino Romano, and Ben McKenzie.
Xaayer
said at 2:25 AM on Sun Nov 6 2011
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1. Kevin (Of course)
2. McKenzie tied with Jeremy Sisto
3. Dobson
4. Greenwood/Bale (surprisingly no growl voice for Bale here O.o)
5. Baldwin
6. Rino
After that, they are pretty much not-Batman to me.
Devbinks
said at 1:43 AM on Tue Oct 25 2011
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1. Kevin Conroy- Yeah, now there's the bat-voice I grew up with and it's still my favorite!

2. Bruce Greenwood- Honestly, I think he's tied with Kevin. Only reason Kevin got #1 is because he came first lol
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:57 PM on Sat Oct 22 2011
Ooh, after listening to Dobson's updated clip I gotta give it to him.
curtis13
said at 4:32 AM on Thu Oct 20 2011
I have to say that my Three Favorite Batman voice actors have to be Of course the greatest batman of all Kevin Conroy,Then come Will Friedle and Bruce Greenwood.Hell I might as well say four because I did like Rino Ramaro
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:37 PM on Tue Oct 18 2011
After listening to the clips, my fears about Ben McKenzie as Batman have been put to rest. He does good as a young Batman. Can't wait to get Year One.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:21 AM on Tue Oct 18 2011
Ben McKenzie's pretty damn good!
ConfusedPhantom
said at 12:11 AM on Mon Oct 17 2011
Ben McKenzie's performance is pretty poetic for his first go at voice acting.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 7:21 PM on Thu Mar 15 2012
@ConfusedPhantom He still isn't my favorite though. Conroy's Batman is still the best for me.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 12:14 PM on Fri Oct 14 2011
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1. Kevin
2. Diedrich
3. Rino
4. Adam
5. Lex
6. Michael I.
7. Will F.
8. Michael Sisto
9. Gary
10. Dave
11. William B.
12. Christian
13. Bruce
14. Michael
15. Frank
16. Ron
17. Daran
18. Corey
19. Olan
20. Kirk
SmartyBoyboy
said at 12:14 PM on Wed May 30 2012
@SmartyBoyboy Now with another arrival added, I'm putting Ben between Gary and Dave.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 3:28 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@SmartyBoyboy Great. Troy's above Adam, and below Rino.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 11:31 PM on Fri Feb 1 2013
@SmartyBoyboy I'm putting KMR between Ironside and Friedle, knock Peter Weller between Adam and Lex.
AshytaFang
said at 2:27 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
Kevin Conroy's voice was great! I loved him as Batman! BUT, I have to vote for Bruce Greenwood, I really liked Under the Red Hood and I think he did a damn good job voicing Batman.
curtis13
said at 4:42 AM on Thu Oct 20 2011
@AshytaFang I agree with you I think Bruce Greenwood did a great job.The First time I watch Under the red hood I thought that it was Kevin Conroy but then notice it wasn't but still He did a great job in a great movie.But if you want to hear Kevin as batman play the Batman games Arkham City and Asylum.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:53 AM on Sat Nov 24 2012
@AshytaFang He was better there than he was in Young Justice. Probably 'cause he had the great Andrea Romano directing him in 'Red Hood.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:54 PM on Sat Sep 24 2011
In all honestly I'm tiring Perlman and Dobson, I think their versions are great with their lower voices. Conory is my third favorite, he may have been longer but his first attempt in my mind still plays and that wasn't so great. I don't hate his current voice and I wouldn't mind him returning as Batman but I really perfer Dobson and Perlman over them.
Let the flame of me BEGIN!
BlackWolf219
said at 9:39 PM on Wed Oct 17 2012
@Music Meister No flame here. You're right when you say Conroy's initial Batman wasn't that great but it's a perfect example of practice makes perfect. Dobson is pretty good as well.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:53 AM on Sat Sep 10 2011
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I'm a child of the 90s, so I'll admit right off the bat (no pun intended) that Kevin Conroy is my fav as Batman--and as the Arkham games and the Superman/Batman movies show, he's still got it. That said, Bruce Greenwood's good, too. Regarding other Batman voice actors, Rino Romano does a good job as a younger Batman. Diedrich Bader and Gary Owens's good as a Silver Age-inspired Batmen while Jeremy Sisto is good as the Golden Age version. I'll also admit one of the few people (it seems) that didn't have a problem with Christian Bale's Batman voice.

Will Freidle, Lex Lang, and Kirk Thornton are good as Terry, Dick, and Red Son Bats. And yeah, like a lot of other people, I'm not fond of William Baldwin's Batman.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:57 AM on Sat Sep 10 2011
@Anicomicgeek Oh, and I can't believe I forgot this, but Michael Ironside was good as the DKR Batman and I hope they get him back for the DKR animated movies.
Metabad
said at 1:17 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
@Anicomicgeek I agree about Christian Bale.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:30 AM on Tue Oct 18 2011
@Anicomicgeek NONONONONONO.

It has to be Kevin Conroy for TDKR.

Just my opinion.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:07 AM on Tue Oct 18 2011
@TheVengeanceKnight As much as I like TDKR, I'd rather not hear Conroy's voice coming out of a Batman who's as big a sadist as he is in that story. Besides, like I said, I thought Ironside did good as TDKR Batman.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:38 PM on Thu Nov 3 2011
@Anicomicgeek I think Kevin can pull it off. =)
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:57 PM on Sat Nov 5 2011
@TheVengeanceKnight Oh, I don't doubt he could pull it off. I'd just rather not hear his Batman coming out of TDK's sadist Batman.
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:59 PM on Sat Nov 5 2011
@Anicomicgeek I meant "TDKR's sadist Batman".
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:14 AM on Thu Nov 17 2011
@Anicomicgeek LOL If it was TDK's Batman, it would be quite a pain to listen to!
AMT
said at 11:49 PM on Fri Aug 12 2011
While Kevin Conroy is without a doubt the best Batman, EVER... I do kinda like Diedrich Bader's voice for Batman too! It's the most similar to Kevin's and his sarcastic tone is very fitting! So I guess Bader would be my second.
Romano_Rules!
said at 10:47 AM on Wed Oct 12 2011
@AMT Kevin Conroy made a great discovery about Batman: Batman growls. Ron Perlmen has a good growl, but I'd have to hear more of his work.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:08 AM on Tue Aug 2 2011
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Kevin Conroy without question.

Second place would have to be Rino Romano. From what I've heard of Bruce Greenwood, he's pretty good.

Will Friedle is pretty cool as well for his Batman. I don't care for Diedrich Bader's, though. His voice is just too distinctive for me it takes me out of it.
codenamethedude
said at 10:14 AM on Wed Jul 27 2011
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kevin conroy is the best there is and always will be
better than rest, period
Metabad
said at 4:44 AM on Thu Jul 14 2011
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Kevin Conroy's the best for me, with Rino Romano as a close second, although they are all good in their own way.
spectrosoldier
said at 5:23 AM on Thu Jun 16 2011
Conroy or Greenwood. As it stands, Friedle is a different character so it's not really the same :/ he's a good performer for this stuff but he doesn't belong here!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:16 AM on Fri Jun 17 2011
@spectrosoldier
I find it interesting that naysayers keep picking on Will Friedle's version yet are blind to make a proper argument by including Kirk Thornton's and Lex Lang's versions.

Even if they did we're still not going to remove any of them. :)
spectrosoldier
said at 9:02 AM on Sun Oct 2 2011
@Jackson_H so I missed them out, that's not prejudice against them. You make fair points as well.
atlien
said at 11:06 PM on Fri Jun 10 2011
I voted for William Baldwin. His voice was fine, though far from the best, there was nothing wrong with his voice and I get sick and tired of hearing people bash him. What was so wrong with his voice?
chomper
said at 12:24 AM on Sun Apr 10 2011
Batmans voice in Crisis on Two earths was god awful
EliteF50
said at 11:07 PM on Wed Mar 30 2011
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Kevin Conroy's voice is just unexplainable. I love it so much!
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:21 PM on Thu May 19 2011
@EliteF50 Couldn't have said it better.

P.S. Even though it has already been debated to some extent, I don't think that some of these "Batmans" even belong on this VC (Will F., Christian, etc.) since they're not the real thing.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:46 PM on Thu May 19 2011
@pokemastanumba1 The compare isn't "Batman/Bruce Wayne", just Batman. Christian Bale does count; he voiced Batman in a game. If Terry McGinnis gets another voice, he can be removed from this one and given his own compare.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:18 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
I mistakenly voted for Olan Soule when I wanted to vote for Adam West. Reason, I liked West in the Super Powers team episode The Fear. Soule is not bad, but I prefer West because he played both campy and dark versions of Batman. Could somebody change my vote?????
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:42 PM on Sun May 1 2011
@Starscreamsfan We've recently added a feature that lets you revote on any poll, so you can now fix it yourself.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:28 PM on Sun Mar 6 2011
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I think Kevin Conroy is the best. His voice for Batman is threatening, deep, yet human and realistic. I also like how he made his Batman and Bruce Wayne voices distinct. Bruce Greenwood, Christian Bale, and Rino Romano were great too.
atlien
said at 11:06 PM on Fri Jun 10 2011
@NCZ I like how Bale does his voice differently from the way he does in the movie.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:53 AM on Sat Feb 5 2011
Currently, we don't have a section for radio, but hopefully in the future we will.
pscot30 (Guest)
said at 5:33 AM on Sat Feb 5 2011
Why not include radio actors??

Although Kevin Conroy will always top my list Bob Sessions did an excellent job in Dirk Maggs' BBC Radio Drama Batman Knightfall (1994)
kevin (Guest)
said at 10:11 AM on Thu Feb 3 2011
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Kevin Conroy is and always will be Batman, His voice captures the true essence of the character .
gabe (Guest)
said at 3:07 AM on Wed Feb 2 2011
Bruce Greenwood's batman voice matches Batman's toughest & darkness
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:56 PM on Thu Jan 27 2011
Again this isn't Batman/Bruce Wayne but Batman. :)

And IF Will Friedle was removed (not going to happen though), then Lex Lang and Kirk Thornton's versions would too since they're not Bruce Wayne (but not removing them either).

They're all Batman.
cupcakeavenger (Guest)
said at 5:32 PM on Thu Jan 27 2011
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Kevin Conroy IS Batman. Nothing else need be said. I agree with a previous post in that Will Friedle should not be here. Technically, yes he did voice Batman, but it was not the Batman that is being compared here.
semperfi2004 (Guest)
said at 11:21 PM on Thu Jan 20 2011
Kevin Conroy is by far The BATMAN, and Bale is up there, but you have to admit they would all sound just as jolly as Adam West if it wasn't for Micheal Keaton setting the foundation with his voice.
encrypt654 (Guest)
said at 1:15 PM on Sat Jan 15 2011
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Conroy is the best, followed by ironside and greenword. However Conroy will remain the standard. I am glad he's still going to be around for a long time. Yipee
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
So this Batman has a Russian accent and is a terrorist instead of a crime fighter.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:43 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
Superman: Red Son is an alternate Universe where Superman's spaceship lands in the Soviet Union instead of Smallville.

So Superman grows up with a Russian accent and serves Joseph Stalin.

Stalin's son (an alternate version of Pete Ross) kills a young Russian boy's family.

This young Russian boy grows up to be Batman.
undertaker (Guest)
said at 1:00 PM on Fri Jan 14 2011
What's the catch with Kirk Thornton's Batman accent?
I'm asking becouse i havent seen Superman:Red Son.
tomi (Guest)
said at 1:20 AM on Tue Dec 28 2010
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Kevin Conroy is THE ONE Batman to me, because he in certain sense was the one actor whom brought Darker Batman into greater audience,s knowledge, he also gave two noticable different voices: one for more gentle Bruce(disguise, like Kevin himself called it) and Batman, his hidden true darker self, something many other actors since then have copied into their own incarnations of Dark Knight. Kevin brougth intensity, harshness, but also certain humanity and torment to his character, and i think that,s why many people see him as the one and only batman: no wonder when he spoke his line as batman that Andrea Romano and others in booth said: We,re done, we have found our voice for Batman.

If Kevin is to replace sometime in near future, like Mark most likely is to, i think Bruce Greenwood is my choice for sucessor: his voice has same kind of harsh and brooding quality as Kevin,s, suiting character better than kick in the groins.

And i agree, Will Friedle was great as younger Tomorrow Knight: i was bit skeptical about Bruce Wayne letting go of cape and cowl at first, but interrection between more experienced older Bruce and more brash kid Terry was one of the highlights of the show.
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 2:29 PM on Mon Dec 27 2010
1.Kevin Conroy is the best Batman-no one can replace him.
2.Jeremy Sisto-OK i would put his badass Batman on second place. He sounded dark, inteligent/sinister(i'm not sure which word to pick) but he was realy good.
3.Ron Perlman-I love this actor enough said.
harleyquinn300 (Guest)
said at 9:16 AM on Mon Dec 20 2010
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Kevin Conroy. He is Batman. There's just no substituting it. I agree with elitef50, NO ONE will EVER beat Kevin Conroy as Batman. No one.

However I do have one other thing to say:
Kevin Conroy, Rino Romano, and Will Friedle all made good Batmans :3 Yes, I just said no one will ever beat Kevin Conroy, and no one ever will. But see, Kevin is the original. He's the older, original batman. Rino Romano played a younger batman, probably in his early 20's or so. I don't really picture a man like Bruce Wayne to sound like Kevin in when he's 20 years old. When he's in his late 20's going on 30 yeah, but not when he seems to be so young. I think that Rino did an excellent job of that :) As for Will Friedle, I absolutely LOVED him in Batman Beyond!! he played a different batman, but still kind of captured that certain appeal Kevin had, in his own special way, and that's why I enjoyed it :)
elitef50 (Guest)
said at 6:29 PM on Sat Dec 18 2010
Darran Norris is great, probably the second best Batman, but NO ONE WILL EVER BEAT KEVIN... No one.
trent (Guest)
said at 1:02 PM on Sat Dec 18 2010
darran norris sounds like a tougher version of mr. turner
woods (Guest)
said at 3:39 PM on Fri Dec 17 2010
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kevin will always be batman/
neil (Guest)
said at 4:07 AM on Fri Dec 10 2010
Diedrich Bader & Bruce Greenwood are much better Batmen than Rino Romano.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:21 AM on Sun Nov 21 2010
read the VC description...

"Over the years others have taken up the mantle of Batman such as Dick Grayson and Terry McGinnis."

Batman is the persona which is what this VC is.

Not the secret identity (Bruce Wayne).
person (Guest)
said at 1:33 AM on Sun Nov 21 2010
Why are Terry and Dickbats here?
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 5:50 AM on Sun Nov 14 2010
gothamred, at this point it doesnt matter if the alter ego is Bruce Wayne of Terry, as long as he has the mask it is the voice that counts(plus youre right on the fact that he doesnt belong here but hey after all he's Batman)
GothamRed
said at 1:01 PM on Sat Nov 13 2010
why is terry here, the comparisson doesn't work if it's not even the same chracter
batmanfan (Guest)
said at 5:46 PM on Fri Nov 12 2010
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Kevin Conroy hands down. But Rino Romano and Bruce Greenwood don't do a bad job either.
undertaker (Guest)
said at 3:42 PM on Fri Nov 12 2010
Hey Foxwolf i am not sure about whether i should say this but in the game Batman based on the 1989 movie, developed by Sunsoft, Michael Keaton's voice can be heard saying "I'm Batman" and "Be carefull" like in the movie. I dont know man, it seems meaningless but i think his voice should be on this voice comparison.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 1:05 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
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Kevin Conroy is no doubt my favorite, but I think Bruce Greenwood dis a pretty good job as well.
ryano2099
said at 6:40 PM on Mon Oct 18 2010
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1.Kevin Conroy

2.Bruce Greenwood

3.Rino Romano
undertaker (Guest)
said at 5:20 PM on Wed Oct 13 2010
Does anyone know who will voice Batman in Year One animated movie?
bigjxx (Guest)
said at 7:49 AM on Sun Sep 12 2010
Jeremy Sisto is my number 2 behind Kevin Conroy. Bale is the still the worse despite the Video game
meowbooks (Guest)
said at 7:50 AM on Sun Aug 22 2010
Here it is, it being far longer than I anticipated it being, in order of preference based on the clips above.

Serious Batman:

Kevin Conroy-
His Batman is older, tough, and authoritative. You can hear the strength of Batman even when he is vulnerable.

Rino Romano-
It definitely suits the younger Batman for the series. It has the strength, but not the weariness.

Dave Gazzana-
I can only say for the recording, but it was an interesting mix that reminded me of Conroy.

Bruce Greenwood-
I like the clips they used here. It showed Greenwood could pull off the scare the bejesus out the bad guys and display the more angsty side of Batman.

Jeremy Sisto-
It's an interesting raspier,whisper and gravel. His Batman has a more quiet, intellectual presence.

Michael Ironside-
It has an old, gruff, cowboy feel that doesn't conjure up an image of Batman for me.

Michael Richard Dobson
Hm. It's dark,but it conjures up an image of a sneering, tough action hero.Batman is brains and brawn.

Ron Perlman-
I don't know what it is...it's not serious enough for me.

William Baldwin-
It didn't didn't hold the darkness and weight to me.

Light Hearted Batman Rankings:

Adam West-
Whereas Bader's sounds aware of how ridiculous he is in a way that works for The Brave and the Bold it's how West's Batman treats the threats surrounding him seriously. It's because his character believes in what he's doing that appeals to me.

Diedrich Bader-
Matches the more light-hearted,self-aware Batman series, The Brave and the Bold. It still has that deep-throated manliness you want in Batman.

Gary Owens-
More of a 40's detective feel, but not dark enough for me.

Olan Soule
I'm sure it must've fit the more light series, but it didn't sound like Batman to me. There wasn't any sense of grounded-ness.It sounded wavering.



?????
Jeff Bennett
I've no idea where to put him. I've never heard Batman sing before.0_o
Will Friedle
I used to watch Batman Beyond and it didn't click in my head that it was this Boy Meets World star! He fits the more street smart, younger, but as others have said distinctly different Batman--he's not portraying THE Batman.
roquero85 (Guest)
said at 8:11 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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Kevin conroy is hands down the greatest batman.. but i do gotta admit that will friedle shouldnt be on this list.. he's terry not bruce.. and although adam west is the classic i still gotta give it to kevin... thats my childhood hero right there.. lol
tron82 (Guest)
said at 5:19 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
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Kevin. Conroy. Nuf said. Boo to the yah.
khayal101 (Guest)
said at 10:27 PM on Sun Aug 8 2010
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Kevin Conroy is Batman, NEXT! oh you wanted the long version? Ok now there is a damn good reason Kevin has such a rabid fanbase, its because hi IS the best! he always will be, never had a character been so attached to a serten voice like this
voiceinfo (Guest)
said at 12:02 PM on Tue Aug 3 2010
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kevin conroy no question
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 4:30 PM on Sun Aug 1 2010
I wasnt very happy to hear Jeremy Sisto as Batman in JL:New Frontier(since i am a Conroy fan)or even the other actors who voiced him, but since they are casting A-list actors i realy would like to hear Michael Keaton as the voice of Batman once more, well i am a little nostalgic for Burtons Batman 1989/1992 i feel that his story wasnt completely finished(heck they could even do that in anime) personally Kevin Conroy and Michael Keaton are my favourite Batmen.
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 6:18 PM on Tue Jul 27 2010
Kevin Conroy will always be the best voice for Batman. Did you notice, that the Batman designs for William Baldwin and Bruce Greenwood are similar, heck even the tone of their voices.
glehnmarc (Guest)
said at 11:36 PM on Mon Jul 26 2010
This is going to be tricky...

Firstly big ups to Foxwolf for gathering the samples.

Secondly I'm going to leave Friedle (though I really like his VA) and Bennett (as he only sings for Bader) out of my vote.

Granted they come from a older generation, but West and Soule come in at the lowest end of the scale. Out of West and Soule I like Soule best.

Coming in next lowest I have Dobson, Pearlman & Baldwin. I like Dobson best and Baldwin least.

Next is the Gotham Knights trio, Ironside, Owens & Conroy. I like Ironside the least & Conroy the best.

At the top of their game and highest on the scale lies Greenway, Gazzana, Bale, Sisto, Romano and Bader. Least of the sextuplets l like is Bader and Bale comes in first.

The finalists therefore are Soule, Dobson, Conroy & Bale.

In 4th place - Dobson
In 3rd place - Soule

It was very close between these two, perhaps it was the clip that make the choice easy for me.

Bale gets the ribbon
Conroy get the trophy
markmarino (Guest)
said at 10:55 PM on Wed Jul 21 2010
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wow this must have the largest set of comparisons
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:49 PM on Wed Jul 21 2010
Bruce Greenwood now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:27 AM on Fri Jun 4 2010
When Batman: Under the Red Hood comes out I'll make sure to add Bruce Greenwood to this VC.

Also add:

- Neil Patrick Harris to Nightwing VC
- John DiMaggio to Joker VC
- Vincent Martella to Robin VC
- Alexander Martella to Robin VC
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 7:13 PM on Tue Jun 1 2010
conroy is great but bale beats him by a longshot the raspy voice is by kind of thing.
thebatman (Guest)
said at 5:07 PM on Tue Jun 1 2010
well, everyone says Conroy was the best voice for Batman, i think that he sounds like something straight out of a opera. I think Bale in The Dark Knight was the best. when you think about it, all Conroy had to do was talk. Bale had to voice, fight, preform, etc. That has to be alot of pressure. You have to think like Batman, do you really want cops scanning your voice and finding your true identity easily, or make it immpossible by changing your voice completley. Thats were Clooney fails at. Bale had alot of pressure coming at him to make Batman Reboot a success. guess what, it is. Christian Bale is the Best Batman as of now.
abhishek (Guest)
said at 2:38 PM on Sat May 1 2010
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Conroy no doubt. I kinda liked Dobson also and Bader is good. Hey any idea what would it be like if George Clooney gives a voice over for Batman???
kush (Guest)
said at 10:14 AM on Sat May 1 2010
rino is better as spider-man
lancemcclain (Guest)
said at 11:02 AM on Wed Apr 14 2010
My vote goes to Conroy, BUT I also liked Sisto very much. Of course also Bale did an excellent Job, may be the best, but I don't count it.
dan (Guest)
said at 7:25 AM on Wed Mar 24 2010
Burr brings up a good point about Romano's Batman. He could probably do a pretty good Nightwing. Probem is it's harder to pin down side characters than main characters. Side chaarcters could sound like anything. Everyone should have a pretty clear idea of what the star should sound like.
joel (Guest)
said at 9:30 PM on Sun Mar 21 2010
Williams Baldwin was terrible!!!
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 10:17 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
Who would you say is the absolute worst batman here?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 5:45 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
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Wow I cannot believe how definitive this is with so many choices. I must say I went with the favorite as well although Romano was better than I thought he would be
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:34 PM on Sat Mar 20 2010
@jrcarter I assume the last part of the Billy Baldwin clip is what you meant? :)
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 9:25 PM on Tue Mar 2 2010
When you add Billy Baldwin for "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths", you gotta use his last line to Owlman.
spencer (Guest)
said at 1:54 AM on Fri Jan 22 2010
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Conroy's my favorite. Bader and Romano are really great too. Bale did pretty well for the video game. IMO Bale's the best of the live action Batmans but for voice over acting I choose Conroy.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 11:56 AM on Tue Jan 19 2010
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wow so many guys to choose from who voiced batman.
tai (Guest)
said at 8:03 PM on Sun Dec 27 2009
Ron Pearlman's great but I'd love to see Matt McKenzie as Batman.
burr787 (Guest)
said at 4:44 AM on Sat Dec 19 2009
When I read comics I find that Kevin Conroy is the best for Bruce Wayne, Ron Perlman was surprisingly good though.
I also use Rino Romano for Dick Grayson's Batman, I think that it works very well for a younger, leaner, and 'lighter' Batman.
nick (Guest)
said at 12:33 AM on Tue Dec 1 2009
omfg when i heard jeremy sisto's voice when i watched the new frontier, i lol'd. worst batman ever, should have played an alien character.

kevin conroy and adam west FTW
michael (Guest)
said at 4:53 AM on Sun Nov 22 2009
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michael ironside is the voice of sam fisher in splinter cell
cullen (Guest)
said at 7:37 AM on Fri Oct 30 2009
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Kevin Conroy is the standard bearer. Anyone who voices Batman will always be compared to him.
marvelman (Guest)
said at 12:29 AM on Sun Oct 11 2009
Why are you guys getting picky about Will`s inclusion & not that of Owens & Ironside?They weren`t Bruce.They were just the fantasies of a bunch of kids trying to guess what Batman might be like.
spawnguy (Guest)
said at 4:12 PM on Thu Oct 1 2009
Perlman, personally.
printthelegends (Guest)
said at 7:54 PM on Wed Sep 30 2009
Why is Will Friedle here? Terry is a completely different character.
cartoonhero (Guest)
said at 4:44 PM on Mon Sep 28 2009
Rino Romano will always be my favorite batman
czizzi (Guest)
said at 1:31 PM on Sat Sep 26 2009
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Kevin Conroy, of course. However, Dave Gazzana is very impressive as well. Will Friedle played a young Batman quite well.
usernamegreat (Guest)
said at 3:15 AM on Sun Aug 9 2009
nova, the reason he sounds like the other character is due to the fact that both of them are Batman. He's talking to himself in an alternative universe.

I think Conroy is easily the best Batman though I don't think that's his best clip. The other actors are good given their contexts. I don't like Sisto's much though.
gabriel (Guest)
said at 6:01 PM on Mon Aug 3 2009
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There is only one true Batman and everyone, in their hearts, knows it is Kevin Conroy. He is the best AND my hero.
john (Guest)
said at 1:26 AM on Sun Aug 2 2009
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How about comparing Two-Face and Catwoman's voice actors next.
catfan (Guest)
said at 5:23 PM on Wed Jul 29 2009
Everyone is a winner here, whether it's Olan Soule, or Adam West or Kevin Conroy. I also loved Gary Owens' work, as well as Michael Ironsides'!!
doodygirl1049 (Guest)
said at 9:33 PM on Sun Jul 26 2009
Adam West may be my favorite live-action bat, but Kevin Conroy is the BEST bat-voice actor. Ever.
Keldor (Guest)
said at 4:38 PM on Sun Jul 26 2009
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Kevin Conroy is the Peter Cullen of the Batman franchise, he might not have been the first for of Bat's like Peter was the first voice of Optimus Prime, but he is the best voice of Batman like Peter is of Prime.
colobat65 (Guest)
said at 11:10 PM on Sat Jul 25 2009
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First let me say this is an Impressive list of Batman Voice Actors.

My all time favorite has to be Kevin Conroy.

Kevin has not only been the voice of Batman in the animated series but JL, and JLU as well as Three Video Games...Vengence and Rise of the Sin Tzu and Arkham Asylum.

There has to be a reason why everyone wants Kevin to voice their Batman....He Has The Voice!
infrafan (Guest)
said at 11:00 PM on Thu Jul 23 2009
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Conroy. No contest. He had both Bruce Wayne and Batman roles nailed, and he's played the most accurate portrayal of Batman ever scene and likely to be seen for a LONG time. Long live Batman:The Animated Series.
voicemaster71 (Guest)
said at 4:19 PM on Thu Jul 23 2009
To me, Kevin Conroy is beyond the shadow of a doubt the authentic, definitive voice for Batman. He's still in demand beyond the animated DCU. since he did Batman: Gotham Knights and the upcoming Superman/Batman Public Enemies. When I read the modern comics or the novelizations of all the Batman movies, I hear Conroy's voice as Batman.
However, the next runner up should be Adam West in terms of the lighter Batman. After playing him on live action TV, his voice was perfect for the 1977 Filmation series and the last two seasons of the SuperFriends.
charbookguy (Guest)
said at 4:06 PM on Thu Jul 23 2009
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Hands down Kevin Conroy is the best, topping even the film actors as the Dark Knight IMHO! The definitive Batman if there ever was one.
booksteve (Guest)
said at 11:27 AM on Thu Jul 23 2009
Not a great clip for Conroy but he's still my favorite. My friend Bob Hastings played Commisioner Gordon on the series and told me they had done quite a few episodes beofre he even met Conroy! Always a soft spot for Soule though.
fireaver (Guest)
said at 9:48 AM on Mon Jul 13 2009
They are all fantastic, only one who's bad is Olan Soule - his voice is just bad for Batman
gamerslyratchet (Guest)
said at 8:33 PM on Fri Jul 3 2009
Alfred already showed up in the Christmas episode.
kjasdasjklaskjl (Guest)
said at 7:10 PM on Tue Jun 30 2009
I finally know Why Brave and the Bold sucks candy cane because it's missing the most improtant Character.........ALFRED! Now tell me, what kind of Batman series can be perfect without Alfred!?
f (Guest)
said at 10:11 PM on Thu Jun 25 2009
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Conroy IS Batman. Period.
nova (Guest)
said at 10:38 AM on Wed Jun 24 2009
Kevin Conroy sounds too much like the other character i like Rino Romano his voice doesn't blend in
theoustider (Guest)
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Jun 12 2009
Kevin Conroy
then Jeremy Sisto. I like Sisto's calm jet harsh take.
David Gazzana (Guest)
said at 4:12 PM on Fri May 29 2009
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definitely an entertaining site. thanks for the mention
jeremy (Guest)
said at 3:22 AM on Wed May 27 2009
you know christian bale did the voice of batman in batman begins video game.
Mike M. (Guest)
said at 11:21 AM on Mon May 25 2009
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Kevin Conroy trumps everyone on this list.
reed (Guest)
said at 10:41 AM on Mon May 25 2009
Kevin Conroy is of course very good. But I also really like Ron Perlman's in Justice League Heroes. He does a great job with it, I always like Batman's voice in that game.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 7:35 PM on Mon May 4 2009
they should've hired Patrick Warburton he would've done a much better job might be a little more comedic than the previous incarnations but he would have done a decent job
revsears (Guest)
said at 3:47 AM on Wed Apr 29 2009
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Bader is.... so bad at this.

This is Conroy's game, easily. Although Sisto and Romano aren't bad. Ironside sounds too mean, and Pearlman is just too recognizable as Hellboy.
sano (Guest)
said at 7:56 PM on Fri Apr 24 2009
Oh Ron Perlman was really good in Justice League Heroes I thought.
sano (Guest)
said at 7:51 PM on Fri Apr 24 2009
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I hate his Brave and the Bold voice. I saw every episode of Drew Carey 10 times and every time Batman opens his mouth all I hear is Oswald in the recording booth drinking Buzz Beer. Lol Diedrich, do something with your voice MAANG! :P

My favorite is Kevin Conroy and no else counts lol! Okay big up to Adam West since I grew up on the 60s sitcom I guess.
maryjane (Guest)
said at 3:24 AM on Wed Apr 22 2009
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Should have used Kevin Conroy's "I am vengeance, I am the night, I AM BATMAN" line for his example.
willow (Guest)
said at 3:39 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
#1. Kevin Conroy
#2. Will Freddie
#3. Michael Ironhide (He just sounds so mean).
markstrange (Guest)
said at 5:19 PM on Fri Apr 17 2009
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Kevin Conroy. No Contest.
gregx (Guest)
said at 11:43 AM on Fri Apr 17 2009
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Kevin Conroy
thomas (Guest)
said at 9:24 PM on Tue Apr 14 2009
True, Terry was Bruce's biological son while Dick and Tim were more like stepsons.
guy (Guest)
said at 12:59 AM on Mon Apr 13 2009
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/\ The Robin's didn't really betray Batman though.

Batman threatened a guy in front of his wife and kids and Dick din't approve of that. Plus Batman kept important secrets from him.

Tim, well we saw what happened to him in RoTJ...

Terry is the "new" Batman, and is Bruce's biological son.

All that said my vote goes to Kevin Conroy no question.

Other people play A Batman, Kevin Conroy is THE Batman.
thomas (Guest)
said at 10:39 PM on Fri Apr 10 2009
Just think of Terry McGuiness as the Robin who never betrayed the real Batman.
thomas (Guest)
said at 4:58 PM on Sat Apr 4 2009
You know like the musclemen who train you from the workout Video tapes
thomas (Guest)
said at 7:51 PM on Wed Apr 1 2009
Diedrich Bader makes Batman sound more like a muscleman
thomas (Guest)
said at 7:46 PM on Wed Apr 1 2009
Ah, Adam West the old fashioned Batman.
peter (Guest)
said at 9:36 AM on Thu Mar 26 2009
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Kevin Conroy is the definitive voice of Batman .
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:47 AM on Tue Mar 24 2009
actually u guys r right about Terry McGuiness. at the time i put the list together, I really only had 3 batmans. but then it grew enormously.

i'll just leave him in there :P
yelxa (Guest)
said at 7:20 PM on Sun Mar 22 2009
Sorry as I've just seen the above comment.

I still agree with jrcarter though. True he played Bruce Wayne's son but he isn't the same Batman. He (that is Terry McGuiness) is his own version of Batman which was the whole point of the series and in particular that episode of Justice League.

One actor that is missing that I feel should be included is the late Bob Sessions. He isn't as well known but nevertheless is a voice actor playing Batman. He played Batman in the BBC Radio series "Knightfall" (itself based on the comic of the same name) and very good he was too.
yelxa (Guest)
said at 7:15 PM on Sun Mar 22 2009
I personally believe Will Friedle shouldn't be on the list. He isn't playing the same version of Batman as the other characters.

All the other actors play Bruce Wayne/Batman whereas Will Friedle is playing an entirely different character as Batman.

By no means am I disrespecting him though. I personally thought he was extremely good in Batman Beyond but he isn't playing the definitive Batman. He's playing Terry McGuiness as Batman.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:32 PM on Fri Mar 20 2009
oops, correct. Sisto is now from JL New frontier. thx :P
jb (Guest)
said at 5:52 PM on Fri Mar 20 2009
it says that sisto was batman in the brave and the bold, when he was batman in justice league: the new frontier
dtemplar
said at 11:31 PM on Sun Mar 15 2009
There should be two more men who campared as well for Batman voices. Olan Soule from the 68 Batman cartoons and The Superfriends. And Adam West who voice Batman in The New Adventures of Batman, and the last two seasons of the Superfriends.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:42 PM on Sun Mar 15 2009
true he played a completely different character. but in the end of justice league when we found out he was bruce waynes son, there was a tie in and he did represent batman, albeit in a more teen going for a joyride kinda way :P
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 7:53 PM on Sun Mar 15 2009
Why is Will Friedle here? He played a completely different character.
britestday (Guest)
said at 4:16 AM on Fri Mar 13 2009
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agreed, conroy is now the staple of batman for all future comparisons
darkhadou (Guest)
said at 12:53 AM on Thu Mar 12 2009
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kevin conroy will go down as one of if not THE greatest Batman's ever


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