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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Deadshot with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Sun Apr 24 2011, 32 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Foxwolf, Cypo for additional sound clips.
Justice League (2001)
DeadshotMichael Rosenbaum
Michael Rosenbaum
Batman: Gotham Knight (2008)
DeadshotJim Meskimen
Jim Meskimen
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
DeadshotTom Kenny
Tom Kenny
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
DeadshotChris Cox
Chris Cox


Happy Easter Everyone! Yeah I know this is a rather strange choice for a VC on Easter (but hey this isn't the first time something like this has happened). Anyways today on the Batman Voice Compare section we do a little something for this hired assassin with a "Never Miss" reputation whom is one of Batman's various foes... DEADSHOT! We shall actually start off with the DCAU series *Justice League in which Deadshot made his debut by appearing in a few episodes voiced by Michael Rosenbaum. Michael played the role of Deadshot as a killer with a bit of a sarcastic sense of humor though this isn't the first time Michael ever had a remotely snarky role and Michael does that well here. Michael Rosenbaum's performance as Deadshot does have a good sense of cockiness as Michael does a good job playing the role of a villain whom would be more than happy to shoot off his mouth just as much as he would shot someone with his gun. Basically to make a long story short Michael Rosenbaum's performance as Deadshot is another good example of his work and another example of the voice work in the Justice League series.

Now we shall go for the Batman Gotham Knight feature in which Jim Meskimen gets to take over the role of Deadshot here. Unlike his DCAU counterpart Jim Meskimen played the role of Deadshot as a smooth talking sophisticated socialite whom also happens to be a hired assassin and Jim's voice and performance for Deadshot certainly does work for the role here. Jim's performance not only had a good sense of smugness but it also sounded elegant without sounding a bit too camp lets just say and its another fine example of the the voice work in that movie. Overall I am calling this one a tie as both Michael Rosenbaum and Jim Meskimen play the role of Deadshot rather well in their own way. 


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said at 3:07 AM on Fri Jul 25 2014
It's hard to pick a favourite as they all do a great job. Ok here's how I'd list it:

1. Jim
2. Michael
3. Chris
4. Tom

So Jim's my favourite as he gives off a performance that shows Deadshot is tough and should not be messed with.
said at 2:55 PM on Sat Dec 28 2013
Jim Meskimen and Chris Cox are both do deadshot justice, though Tom Kenny really surprised me here.
said at 3:53 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
i like Micheal and Tom the best
said at 7:44 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
Jim Meskimen is my favorite for sounding appropriately smug and cocky while sounding cool and threatening at the same time, so he's definitely my favorite. Chris Cox is in 2nd place, he did an awesome job and improved significantly in Origins(he even sounded like a younger Jim at points.) Michael is also good even though he sounds a bit too reserved and muffled. Tom Kenny is the weakest for sounding generic, but it works well enough as a performance of its own and it's a nice change of pace for him that showcases his range.
said at 9:17 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@chaosincarnate We need a clip of Chris Cox voicing Deadshot from Arkham Origins...cuz the Arkham City clip didn't do him much justice
Tyler Reznik
said at 4:30 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
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Say it with me now: Troy Baker as Deadshot.
said at 11:52 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Tyler Reznik **** yeah!
said at 3:52 PM on Sun Nov 3 2013
Jim plays a cocky and menacing Deadshot really well, and Chris is good, though he doesn't get to do as much as Jim
said at 7:34 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
@allthingsuper haha Chris Cox sounded better in Arkham Origins, though. That's my opinion!
said at 7:20 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
Jim Meskimen and Chris Cox!
said at 9:42 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@llawliet159 actually, after listening to Chris Cox's voice in Arkham Origins, I'm changing my vote to him. His voice was better in my opinion in that game.
said at 5:14 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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They all tie for me, though I think the edge goes to Chris Cox.
said at 5:41 PM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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Giving it to Meskimen. Wanna give it to Rosenbaum, but eh...the acting sometimes was just so....monotone, it hurt. Mainly after the the Batman threat scene.
said at 12:52 PM on Tue May 27 2014
@Soldierkei Michael was impersonating Kevin Spacey in the role
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
I'm convinced. I like Tom Kenny the best. I couldn't even tell it was him.
said at 9:15 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
Michael Rosenbaum: 10/10
Jim Meskimem: 10/10
Tom kenny: 8.5/10
Chris Cox: 9.5/10
It's hard to decide who I like the most between Rosenbaum and Meskimen, but I think I will give the edge to Rosenbaum.
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Jun 20 2013
I like Michael's cause it was a kevin spacey impression so I vote him
said at 3:35 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
Michael and Jim were good, and Tom really surprised me. Watching the show I was trying to figure out who was voicing him, and my jaw dropped when I found out it was him. Overall, though, I'll give it to Chris Cox.
said at 7:04 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
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Overall, they're all great as Deadshot, so I'll just talk about each of them:
Michael Rosenbaum - I love the persona he's going for; completely full of himself and very much a smart@$$.
Jim Meskimen - He sounds pretty cool and he has some pretty good quips every now and then.
Tom Kenny - He plays a more menacing version, not one to crack jokes very often (which is ironic, considering the show).
Chris Cox - His version of Deadshot is much more cocky and he pulls it off very well.
said at 12:15 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
It's all pretty close but I think Chris Cox does a fine job here.
said at 7:51 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
1.Jim Meskimen
2. Chris Cox
3.Michael Rosenbaum
4:Tom Kenny
said at 12:05 AM on Mon Oct 24 2011
They're all pretty good overall, but I'm gonna give this one to Jim Meskimen as I thought was the best-sounding as Deadshot.
said at 3:43 PM on Sat Oct 22 2011
Is it me or does Chris Cox's line I NEVER MISS a Bullseye ripoff?
said at 12:57 AM on Mon Oct 24 2011
@pete I doubt it. Since they both never miss.
said at 1:26 AM on Mon Oct 24 2011
@Weirdperson31 Not that famiilar with Deadshot's character so he must be DC's Bullseye
said at 6:20 PM on Tue Mar 13 2012
@pete Usually, that statement speaks for every hired gun in existence. They are always braggarts. doesn't make it a rip on anyone else.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:23 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
The problem with Kenny is I kinda hear him trying to sound evil. Doesn't come out naturally.

Micheal is pretty cool, I can't find anything wrong with it.

Jim comes off cooler and brings more depth to the character.
said at 12:23 PM on Tue May 10 2011
Jim Meskimen for me, but Tom Kenny and Michael Rosenbaum put it off really well in their respective shows.
said at 3:08 PM on Mon Apr 25 2011
Im going with Jim Meskimen. He really gives off the vibe of someone who truly thinks he's the best of the best and can never fail.
said at 9:26 PM on Sun Apr 24 2011
Something sounds a bit off in Michael's clip, idk if pitch was changed or it was just a bad clip, but I vote for Michael's cuz I know it's better than that, from later episodes
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 9:30 PM on Sun Apr 24 2011
@AMT That clip was from the first episode that Deadshot was in and had his mask on at the time that might be why he sounds a little different to you.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:29 PM on Sun Apr 24 2011
@Pokejedservo nope, the pitch is much higher than normal and the clip itself is crackly and pretty low quality. can you get a better one?

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