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

Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 27 2011
Special thanks to Cypo, Music Meister, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)
ClayfaceLennie Weinrib
Lennie Weinrib
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)
ClayfaceLou Scheimer
Lou Scheimer
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Clayface / Matt HagenRon Perlman
Ron Perlman
The Batman (2004)
Clayface / Ethan BennetSteve Harris
Steve Harris
The Batman (2004)
Clayface / Basil KarloWallace Langham
Wallace Langham
Young Justice (2010)
ClayfaceNolan North
Nolan North
DC Universe Online (2011)
ClayfaceBenjamin Jansen
Benjamin Jansen
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
ClayfaceRick D Wasserman
Rick D Wasserman
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem (2015)
ClayfaceDave B Mitchell
Dave B Mitchell
The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)
ClayfaceKate Micucci
Kate Micucci
Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2018)
ClayfaceKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson


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said at 9:11 PM on Sun Apr 15 2018
1. Ron Perlman
2. Steve Harris
3. Rick D. Wasserman

Side note : Jeremy Inman would make a good choice for Clayface
Vocal Evolver
said at 10:30 AM on Fri Apr 13 2018
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Steve Harris is my favorite version.
said at 3:58 PM on Sat Mar 17 2018
Unpopular opinion: I don't particularly care for Ron Perlman as Clayface. Ron Perlman's got a great voice, but there is no modification in it from Hagen to Clayface, no expected garbling filter or deepened tone.

I think Steve Harris is better, but the garbling filter on him is a little too much at times. The best Clayface, for my money, is Rick D Wasserman...his voice, combined with the visuals it's attached to, makes his version of Clayface particularly terrifying.
EPA Deane
said at 10:27 AM on Thu Mar 15 2018
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"I won't be ignored anymore! I won't be contained! You'll all learn! All of you! You'll learn how special I am! And you'll be sorry."

Not Much to Say, especially since there have been over 5 Clayfaces....

Here are My Top 5 Favourite Clayface Voices:

5. Lou Scheimer
4. Nolan North
3. Kevin Michael Richardson
2. Rick D Wassserman/ Ron Perlman
1. Steve Harris

Future VA Recommendations:

Idina Menzel would be a Perfect Fit for the Sondra Fuller version Clayface ('Lady Clay'). Her Voice has the Potential to be both Theatrically Menacing and Emotionally Vulnerable in the Part.

If some 'Gargling' Effects where added his Doctor Doom voice, Paul Dobson would be an Excellent fit as the Basil Karlo Version.

I also Recommend David Zen Mansley, Rocky Carroll, Michael Beattie and John C Reilly
8000 Saiyans
said at 7:43 AM on Fri Jan 19 2018
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KMR's Clayface was very good.

If I had to rank all of the VA's:
1. Ron Perlman
2. Rick D. Wasserman
3. Kevin Michael Richardson
4. Nolan North
5. Steve Harris
6. Lou Scheimer
7. Len Weinrib
8. Dave B. Mitchell
9. Kate Micucci
10. Wallace Langham
11. Benjamin Jansen
said at 4:05 PM on Wed Jan 17 2018
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This is definitely one of Ron Perlman's best roles. His tragic performance really made me feel for the character and he does seem to be having fun at the right times.

Kate Micucci may not work for a standard version of the character, but I do think she works for the Lego version. I think the little dumb kid voice is kinda enjoyable.

Len Weinrib works rather well in the role too. He has a great raspy yet whispery voice and he does seem to be having fun in the role.

Rick D. Wasserman works for the Arkham version. The voice is a bit deep, but Rick's overall performance is what sells it for me, still managing to sound quite theatrical at times.

Lou Scheimer does something similar to Weinrib, using a gruff yet whispery voice. Not as effective as Len's take, but it does work.

Nolan North, Dave B. Mitchell and Kevin Michael Richardson also sound great in the role. Nolan delivers a great monstrous take, Dave mixes the theatrical aspects with an enjoyable New York-type voice and Kevin is a neat callback to Ron's take.

Steve Harris, Wallace Langham and Benjamin Jansen don't leave a big impression on me.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:51 AM on Wed Jan 17 2018
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Kevin Michael Richardson is very good as Clayface. It's a call back the the more sympathetic version of Clayface.
said at 11:03 AM on Wed Jan 17 2018
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KMR made an effective Clayface.
said at 10:39 AM on Wed Jan 17 2018
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Kevin goes for more of a Ron Perlman portrayal, focusing more on the actor part. He’s a pretty solid Clayface.
8000 Saiyans
said at 12:54 PM on Sun Dec 17 2017
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Ron Perlman was just great as Clayface. I honestly prefer his Clayface over his Deathstroke. He really gives a sympathetic performance.

I have to agree with Starscreamsfan that this is one of those roles where Ron shows his great acting ability.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:29 PM on Wed Jul 5 2017
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Kate as Clayface was one of the performances from Lego Batman that just doesn't work at all. Her attempt at doing a lower voice is pretty forced.
said at 1:47 PM on Wed Jul 5 2017
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Not sure what to say about Kate. Not against the female Clayface, and I'm pretty sure there have been at least one or two in the comics and it'd be cool to see a version like that in a cartoon, but MM kinda spells out the issue.

It's weird that they cast her and have her do a forced deep voice. Honestly, it would've been funnier to have Kate use her natural voice or at least use some effects.
EPA Deane
said at 3:44 AM on Fri Jul 21 2017
@GreenGoblin75 You're thinking of Sondra Fuller/Lady Clay.....

Idina Menzel would be a solid fit for that version of Clayface.....
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:56 PM on Wed Jul 5 2017
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When I heard Kate was gonna be Clayface I thought the joke was gonna be that this giant guy had a cutesy voice...but Kate tries to do this deeper voice so...what?
The only casting in the movie that just had be scratching my head.
said at 10:23 AM on Thu Jul 6 2017
@Music Meister - I know. I honest to God have no idea what the thought process was behind that.

Not for nothing, I like Kate as a voice actress, but this was just, for lack of a better word, incomprehensible
said at 7:23 AM on Wed Jul 5 2017
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I know she's not added yet, but I wanna just get this out of the way.

Kate Muucii (sorry for the misspell) is just ... why?

I mean I know she doesn't have a lot to work on to begin with, but...

said at 12:36 PM on Wed Jul 5 2017
@HyperVoiceActing Because it's funny.
said at 3:17 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
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Ron Perlman nuff said.
said at 3:45 PM on Thu Feb 16 2017
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I've said it before but, I honestly feel there's never been my defining voice of Clayface. I don't know, I just think none of them sound right when I think of the character.

Lennie and Lou are just kind of stock, raspy thug voices with not a whole lot to the performance other than that.

Ron is great in the tragic portrayal of the character, and he does a great job acting wise, but voice wise something about it never clicked with me.

Wallace's effects are pretty decently, and he is entertaining, but I think the voice is too high for my liking.

I think Steve has the right idea with the effects I think, but acting wise he could sound kind of off at times.

Nolan is the same as Steve to me, though I think his voice just kind of comes off as generic monster voice #8.

Rick is also kind of like Nolan though I think he does get the acting a little better and the effects are done well. But again, something about it doesn't sound right to me.

Jansen is decent for what he has, though at the same time there's nothing incredibly distinct to the performance. Again, it just sounds like "Generic big guy with effect"

Dave is entertaining, but like with some others, it's just a thug voice, with the addition of a "HEY I'M WAHLKIN EER" kind of NY accent.

I honestly don't know who I'd pick to be my perfect Clayface, but I feel like if we got a mix of Ron's acting, Steve's effects, and maybe a little lighter than Wasserman, we'd have a winner here
said at 7:43 PM on Sat Jan 28 2017
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Ron Perlman's take really makes you sympathize with Clayface's dilemma, so I think it fits the character best, although most of the group did pretty well.
said at 12:25 PM on Sun Mar 20 2016
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This isn't the easy voice compare for me to pick as I feel almost all of them work in their own way.

Ron Perlman gets to voice a tragic version of the character and he gives a really great dramatic performance. Though what holds him back is the lack of effects in almost all of Clayface's appearances. I can't buy the voice not having a gargle when look at that design.

Steve Harris was great as the Ethan Bennett version, giving a really creepy distorted voice and performance.

Rick D. Wasserman does the most monstrous sounding version of Clayface and he's rather theatrical. He's very good.

Nolan North does a really great job too, managing to kind of sound like KMR at times.

Lou Scheimer and Lennie Weinrib are surprisingly good for the time, I was expecting some generic dumb brute voices but I'm glad they didn't go for the too obvious sounding voice in this case.

Benjamin Jansen is appropriately brutish.

Wallace Langham sounds way too weak and wimpy sounding for my liking.

Dave B. Mitchell's lack of effects I feel hurts his performance, he's somewhat entertaining but ultimately forgettable.

I think I'll go with Rick D. Wasserman.

BONUS: I actually think Tim Curry could have been a unique fit for Clayface specifically the Basil Karlo version of the character, imagine his Doviculus with the theatricalness Curry is known for with some nice gargling effects.
said at 7:01 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
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1. Ron
2. Rick
3. Nolan
said at 9:03 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
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Is it just me, or does DC Universe Online Clayface look like Oogie Boogie (Nightmare Before Christmas)?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:06 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
Ha, he totally does
said at 1:10 PM on Tue Aug 11 2015
@Lpfan120 Similar design most likely.
said at 4:29 AM on Mon Aug 10 2015
Sticking with Ron Wasserman, though Dave B Mitchell was also good.
said at 11:38 AM on Mon Aug 10 2015
@Anicomicgeek Did you mean Ron Perlman or Rick D Wasserman?
said at 12:03 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
@Archerboy58 Maybe he meant both?
said at 12:47 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015

I meant "Rick". I don't know why I typed "Ron".
said at 9:51 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
@Anicomicgeek My mistake.
said at 1:10 PM on Tue Aug 11 2015
@Anicomicgeek Music of the original Power Rangers on the brain?
said at 10:19 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
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Kind'a dig Dave's bronx thug take on the character.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:08 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
Dave is...alright. I wish he did something to make it stand out more. He's a little more memorable than Ben Janson and Lou/Lennie but is still pretty low.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:51 PM on Wed Jun 3 2015
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They're all good, but I'm going with Ron Perlman. He had a great balance of man and monster. The writing likely helped a lot in that too.

Steve Harris was pretty similar in that regard of both man and monster.

Rick Wasserman and Nolan North are both good as more the monster parts. Arkham City Clayface is scary-looking.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:23 PM on Wed Jun 3 2015
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Ron Perlman & Steve Harris do the best sympathetic Clayfaces, while Rick Wasserman & Nolan North do the best monstrous ones. I agree with CatsTuxedo that North does sound very similar to Kevin Michael Richardson in this role.
said at 10:28 AM on Sat May 2 2015
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Ron For Matt Hagen And Rick For Basil Karlo But Rick Edges Out More So...
said at 5:40 PM on Sun May 3 2015
@ArticleTheWasbi Never Mind Nolan For Matt
said at 2:05 PM on Tue Jan 13 2015
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While I did say that Ron was good in the role, am I the only one that really feels that Clayface has never had a definitive performance?

I don't know, each of these guys do their jobs, its just when I think of Clayface, none of their voices are what I think of. Honestly I'd say the closest voice that I can see Clayface having is Steve's voice. I really like what they did with his voice and think it fits the character much more than anyone else that has played him.
said at 2:46 PM on Tue Jan 13 2015
@skeletonking1234 Well, that's probably because Clayface needs effects and Perlman never had any. If he did, I think you'd have your voice.
said at 11:25 AM on Tue May 6 2014
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Rick is my favourite with Nolan a close 2nd.

Ron also does a solid performance as Clayface.

Steve does well as does Benjamin.

Wallace is somewhat decent.

Lou & Lennie are... meh.
said at 6:03 AM on Mon Apr 28 2014
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Lou sounds a bit too raspy and high for the role. Not really all that much to say other than it doesn't really sound all that fitting, and Lennie's the same way except it just sounds lower and makes him sound stupider. 3/10

Ron is a fantastic portrayal and one of the best in BTAS. It's one of the most emotional performances in the whole series, yet also one of the most sinister, especially in later episodes, and it's one of Rons best performances in animation. 9/10

Steve is much more heavily vocally effected, and sounds much more like he has the liquid effect on his voice due to the clay, which does fit in the way he was portrayed in that show, and he does a great job at portraying him. 8/10

Wallace is way too high and a bit too hammy for my taste. It isn't bad it just really is unfitting for the character and too goofy. 4/10

Benjamin sounds a bit goofy but his deep voice does work with the role, yet like with Edwin as Croc, he didn't have all that much to work off of so it's kind of sad. 5.5/10

Rick is a much more monstrous and big version of Clayface, and his voice works very well in that sense. His deep rasp fits the more monstrous design and personality. 8/10

Nolan is the same with Rick. It's odd to here Nolan as a character like this but it oddly enough works. 7.5/10

1. Ron
2. Steve
3. Rick
4. Nolan
5. Benjamin
6. Wallace
7. Lou and Lennie
said at 12:12 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
1. Ron Perlman

2. Rick D. Wasserman

3. Nolan North

4. Steve Harris
said at 3:57 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
i like Ron Perlman, Lou Scheimer, and Wallace Langham
said at 2:47 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
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Ron Perlman for the Matt Hagen version of Clayface...for the basil Karlo one...Rick D wasserman
said at 10:27 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@llawliet159 I give props to Nolan North for being second for Matt Hagen, he sounds like Rick D Wasserman LOL
said at 6:09 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
A tie between Lou Scheimer, Ron Perlman, and Steve Harris. Lou is the voice I hear for Clayface in the comics, Ron is the best acted voice, and Steve played my favorite version of the character.
said at 12:35 PM on Thu Jun 20 2013
Nolan North is my favorite voice actor but i'm gonna have to give it to Ron this time
said at 12:17 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
Ron, Rick, and Nolan are my faves. I liked The Batman, but i'm not sure if I liked what they did with Clayface.
said at 4:07 PM on Fri Nov 16 2012
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My vote's going with Wasserman. If I had to close my eyes and picture a villainous actor-turned-clay-blob, that'd be the closest to what I'd picture his voice to sound like. A small pity that his Game Over messages weren't included in his clip since they convey the theatrical part of his persona pretty well.

On a miscellaneous note, North sounds a lot like Kevin Michael Richardson here.
said at 10:51 AM on Tue Sep 3 2013
@Comicfan117 Eh, no thanks; a good handful of characters who sound like KMR is enough for me.
said at 10:09 AM on Tue Sep 24 2013
@Comicfan117 - Technically he did do Clayface's grunts in one episode of YJ.
said at 8:54 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
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Rick D Wasserman, his Clayface actually scares me. 0_0

Nolan North and Ron Perlman are very good especially Ron.
said at 12:41 AM on Fri May 18 2012
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Steve Harris is what I'm used too and he did a killer job!
said at 5:56 AM on Thu May 3 2012
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Nolan North is awesome at anything he does, and this is no exception, but I'm sticking with Rick D. Wasserman.
said at 2:14 AM on Thu May 3 2012
North is good, Rick D. Wasserman is very good, but Ron Perlman is awesome.
said at 1:44 AM on Thu May 3 2012
Nolan North was good as Matt Hagen, but I'm sticking with Ron Perlman for that version and since I prefer the Basil Karlo Clayface, still sticking with Rick D. Wasserman overall.
said at 1:11 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
Ron Perlman was amazing as Clayface. Obviously in BTAS you saw Hagen as himself and then later as Clayface so more was required. Perlman handles both voices perfectly. The differences are subtle but it works.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:46 PM on Tue Jan 17 2012
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1. Ron Perlman/Steven Harris- I like both performaces. Both played the sympathetic side and the villain side (and I hate to be "that guy" but I kinda wished you added some of Harris more evil side). Ron was better at the villain side while Harris was better at the sympathetic side. I like Harris take had a thicker gargle effect, made him seem less human like he was truly changed into something less than human though ROn's effect was more subtle like he had more control over it. I like both the same in different ways and I can't choose over the two.

2. Rick D Wasserman- Doesn't play to the sympathey side but does play to the mostrous and evil side to him. Shame he didn't get a bigger role since he didn't get that many lines.

3. Wallace Langham- A little too high, which is ironic since he was bigger than Harris' but besides that he does really well. Like Rick he doesn't play on a sympathetic version but an evil take and a little hammy (though not in a bad way). Now even with sounding higher he does make up with his performace.

4. Benjamin Jansen- Eh, not bad does an alright performace but nothing really outstanding but not really bad. The effects he has are nice.

5. Lou Scheimer/Lennie Weinrib- Both sound a lot alike but that's not really a good thing. They got a deep gruff voice but could have used some effects and they don't really have anything really rememberable about their performaces.
said at 11:23 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
@Music Meister Ya know dude , you summed up my thoughts on this Voice Compare perfectly !
said at 12:42 AM on Sat Dec 10 2011
Lou Scheimer & Lennie Weinrib - Just generic villain voices.
Ron Perlman - Ron Perlman is always awesome, so the fact that he does an awesome job here is no surprise; he manages to sound both tragic and menacing.
Steve Harris & Wallace Langham - They both did pretty good too (though Wallace is more villainous).
Benjamin Jansen - Sounds pretty cool.
Rick D. Wasserman - Sounds completely monstrous and badass. Totally awesome.
said at 11:58 PM on Thu Nov 10 2011
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Well, that depends on the Clayface now, doesn't it? I mean, they're not all the same guy. Benjamin Jansen is good, but I'm not sure which Clayface he's supposed to be as I haven't played DC Universe Online.

Basil Karlo: Well, he was the progenitor of the identity in the comics, I'm gonna start with him. Wallace Langham is good, though I'm gonna give it to Rick D. Wasserman for this one.

Matt Hagen: Ron Perlman without a doubt.

Ethan Bennett: Steve Harris was good, but then again, Ethan was the creation of The Batman.
said at 1:41 AM on Sun Jan 29 2012
@Anicomicgeek It's unconfirmed what Clayface Benjami Jansen played anyway
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 11:22 AM on Thu Nov 3 2011
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Ron Perlman all the way. He manages to make Clayface incredibly tragic and undeniably terrifying. He freaked my ass out as a kid.
said at 10:20 PM on Thu Oct 27 2011
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I'm torn between Ron Perlman and Rick D Wasserman. I'll go with Rick, since he hardly gets any love.
said at 9:57 PM on Thu Oct 27 2011
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It's a tie between Ron Perlman and Steve Harris for me. Both are the most dramatic, but I liked how Harris's voice sounded garbled while in Clayface form.
said at 9:52 PM on Thu Oct 27 2011
wheres the Kevin Michael Richardson version from Young Justice and the Lex Lang version from The Batman???
said at 9:54 PM on Thu Oct 27 2011
@partymonster411 They both only growled and roared in their takes on Clayface, that's why they are not in this VC.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Clayface voice actors?
Lou Scheimer
Lennie Weinrib
Ron Perlman
Steve Harris
Wallace Langham
Benjamin Jansen
Rick D Wasserman
Nolan North
Dave B Mitchell
Kate Micucci
Kevin Michael Richardson