Calendar Man
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Calendar Man

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

Calendar Man is one of the various foes of Batman whom made his comic book debut in Detective Comics #259 back in September of 1958. Calendar Man's real name is Julian Day and he is a madman with an obsession with dates and calendars and bases his crimes on particular dates on the Calendar. Calendar Man does not have any super powers but he is not only very knowledgeable about the dates in a calendar but he is also an inventor in which he has used his inventions for his crimes. Calendar Man has 2 different looks the first being a man in a highly calendar-themed costume and the 2nd where is a bald and somewhat portly whose mannerisms are similar to Hannibal Lector from The Silence of the Lambs. 
Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 11 2011
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Calendar ManJim Piddock
Jim Piddock
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Calendar ManMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche


Today on the Batman VC section we take a look at this obscure little oddity by the name of Calendar Man whom despite being in the comics since the late 90150's has never really appeared in adaptions until recently. Calendar Man's debut was in Batman Brave and the Bold (which makes sense due to the fact that the show is one big homage to DC Comics' Silver Age) in which Calendar Man made a cameo in one episode voiced by Jim Piddock. While the idea of Calendar Man having a posh accent is a little strange (and yes I am aware that Jim is very much from England) but still other than that Jim's work is decent enough as Jim's performance does have a rather intellectual feel to it. (Oh yes and for those who don't already know, the reason why Jim's attempt at sounding like Calendar Man is in pain sounds so fake is intentional in which Batman told Calendar Man to pretend to lose so hopefully Bat Mite will leave them alone.) Anyways Jim's work as Calendar Man is a decent example of his work and a pretty good example of the voice work in the show.

Now in Batman Arkham City this take on Calendar Man is the more current and creepier version whom is voiced by Maurice LaMarche. First of all I must say that Maurice was fantastic in this role as he did a masterful job in playing the role of a creepy monotone lunatic VERY well. Oh sure Calendar Man had a rather secondary role in this game but Maurice's performance definitely helped in making Calendar Man a memorable and sinister villain in this game. Seriously I was quite impressed on how Maurice made Calendar Man so sinister with a performance that can be very chilling and disturbing. (Though Maurice did also have a slight advantage on how while Calendar Man wasn't a major role in either of these productions he had way more lines in Arkham City than he did in Brave and the Bold.) Anyways Maurice's performance as Calendar Man is a great example of his voice work and a fine example of the performances in that game. Overall while both of these guys did well with the versions of the role they got I just have to give this one to Maurice LaMarche as he did a really exceptional job with this role.



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said at 5:28 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
1. Maurice LaMarche
2. Jim Piddock
said at 6:41 PM on Sat Jan 28 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Maurice LaMarche's performance has a lot more weight to it with its subtle, mysterious vibe for Calendar Man.

Jim Piddock's OK, he sounds a little fancy admittedly, but his take is a bit generic in comparison.
said at 10:15 PM on Wed Apr 6 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Maurice LaMarche
2. Jim Piddock
said at 6:42 AM on Thu Mar 5 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1) Maurice LaMarche
2) Jim Piddock
said at 3:38 AM on Fri Jan 30 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I feel that both Calendar Man performances were wildly different, yet perfect for what they were going for. Jim's Calendar Man is suitably silly yet intellectual for the Silver Age version of the character, and Maurice's voice is fittingly creepy, sinister, and intelligent for a darker and edgier take on the character. I think I prefer Maurice's take as I'm a huge fan of the Arkham games as well as a sucker for the man himself, but I quite like Jim's take as well.
said at 6:14 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Without a question, Maurice LeMarche. I would not be able to tell that was him! Yet that's exactly how the character should sound in "The Long Halloween."
said at 9:39 AM on Sun Jan 13 2013
Damn, can we find a way to get LaMarche's Calendar Man in Young Justice or something? I'd love to see it in something outside of the game.
said at 10:00 AM on Fri Sep 26 2014
@TheAtticus By the way, does anyone else hear a twinge of Marlon Brando in there? Like, not as much as Valve (from Generator Rex), but I can still hear it.
said at 9:04 PM on Sat Nov 17 2012
I;m gonna go with Maurice LaMarche.
said at 9:33 PM on Sun May 13 2012
Maurice LAmarche does a good job its just he pulls off calender man as way too creepy. Poddock on the other hand sticks to the way I always envisioned the character of sounding
said at 1:03 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Not much of a Calendar Man fan but LaMarche's work really made him sound quite interesting.
said at 7:19 AM on Thu Dec 1 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Maurice LaMarche for Calendar Man. He was really creepy in the role and does suit how Jeph Loeb handled him in The Long Halloween and Dark Victory.
said at 7:14 PM on Sun Nov 13 2011
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I'm voting for LaMarche, his interpretation sounds like a mix between Vito Coleorne and Fat Tony.
said at 2:15 AM on Sat Nov 12 2011
I love my requests get added, it gives me an undeserved sense of validation. As sad as that sounds.
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said at 4:03 AM on Sat Nov 12 2011
@GothamRed well, as small a team as we are, we do try to our best to make our fans happy :)
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6th Annual BTVA Voice Acting Awards 2016
Who do you think has been the best from these Calendar Man voice actors?
Jim Piddock
Maurice LaMarche