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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, 45 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Foxwolf, Cypo, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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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
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
DeadshotNeal McDonough
Neal McDonough

EDITOR'S OPINION

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. 

(Update: Tom Kenny played Deadshot in Batman Brave and the Bold, Chris Cox played Batman Arkham City and Neal McDonaugh played Deadshot in Batman: Assault on Arkham. Tom's was an interesting surprise as Deadshot as he plays the role in a surprisingly serious way that actually works pretty well with the role. Chris Cox was quite a natural in the role as well as while he does sound suitably sinister yet charismatic as well. Neal was not bad as his voice is pretty good but his performance while not bad but is a bit on the generic side and not one of Neal's most memorable performances. Overall none of these guys are bad but I am going with Jim and Chris the most here.) 


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Axem Red
said at 4:24 PM on Sun Oct 26 2014
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I think Kevin Spacey should voice him.
Lpfan120
said at 5:02 PM on Sun Oct 26 2014
Because that's who Rosenbaum was imitating?
Slick
said at 3:59 PM on Wed Sep 17 2014
My vote goes to Neal. He sounds the coolest.
Ross123
said at 2:00 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
Neal was ok as Deadshot though Chris is better. I'm surprised that he didn't reprise the role considering he voices Gordon in the film.

My vote stays with Jim in the end.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:50 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
1. Jim Meskimen: Smug, smooth, and sarcastic just all around a great voice for Deadshot. He should get more chances at Deadshot.

2. Michael Rosenbaum: Has all the same qualities as Jim but seems monotone in some lines. He could be a little better.

3. Tom Kenny: Voice is fitting though the lack of material holds him back. I think he could do the role well.

4. Neal McDonough: He's alright in the voice department though it is too much like his other voice roles and it doesn't stand out. Plus he just had a dull performance, he lacked any sense of humor and was just bland.

5. Chris Cox: I dunno, the voice just seems too generic and thuggish. Even in Origins I just didn't get a real sense of danger from his voice (though the mission in Origins was really awesome).
chaosincarnate
said at 7:36 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
I don't see why Chris Cox couldn't have reprised his role (come on, you had him as Gordon for christ's sakes), but all things considered, he did a great job.

My vote sticks with Jim, but he definitely ranks close up there with Chris.
chaosincarnate
said at 7:43 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
@chaosincarnate talking about Neal, just to be clear XD.
llawliet159
said at 11:24 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@chaosincarnate THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT TOO.......
Bookman230
said at 7:06 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
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Neal's good, but he sounds too much like his other voices (his Green Arrow and Barry Allen, for example). And it lacks the suaveness I like in my Deadshots. I'm sticking with Jim.
llawliet159
said at 6:12 PM on Wed Sep 3 2014
To anyone that watched Batman: Assault on Arkham recently, what do you guys think of Neal McDonough's voice for Deadshot?
Lpfan120
said at 7:40 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
Really damn good. He wasn't really playing Deadshot like a villain, he almost sounded heroic. I like how they gave a lot of character to him. (Including finding out his motivation for doing all these hits. To protect his daughter. So I like how Neal kept that in mind to convey that in his performance.)
llawliet159
said at 11:25 AM on Sat Sep 6 2014
@Lpfan120 In that case, I don't think it's fair to compare Neal's version of Deadshot to Jim, Chris, Michael, and Tom ;) Since he played a different version of Deadshot and all....
Polyester Funk
said at 12:36 AM on Wed Aug 13 2014
I'll go with Jim Meskimen cuz he sounds smug and dangerous, just how I think a top assassin should sound.

Chris Cox also sounds really good and dangerous.

Michael Rosenbaum is alright, but something about it is off. Perhaps hd just sounds too calm.

It's interesting hearing Tom Kenny do something serious. That clip is short, but he sounds nice.
Ross123
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.
spencermalley935
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.
Archerboy58
said at 3:53 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
i like Micheal and Tom the best
chaosincarnate
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.
llawliet159
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.
Netherman14
said at 11:52 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@Tyler Reznik **** yeah!
allthingsuper
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
llawliet159
said at 7:34 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
@allthingsuper haha Chris Cox sounded better in Arkham Origins, though. That's my opinion!
llawliet159
said at 7:20 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
Jim Meskimen and Chris Cox!
llawliet159
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
Soldierkei
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.
Comicfan117
said at 12:52 PM on Tue May 27 2014
@Soldierkei Michael was impersonating Kevin Spacey in the role
CLG
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.
BatDevilSpawn
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.
Deadpool99
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
VctrBnsn
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.
RabidSonicFan
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.
EmpireGrotesk
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.
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 7:51 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
1.Jim Meskimen
2. Chris Cox
3.Michael Rosenbaum
4:Tom Kenny
Anicomicgeek
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.
pete
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?
Weirdperson31
said at 12:57 AM on Mon Oct 24 2011
@pete I doubt it. Since they both never miss.
pete
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
Aquafox84
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.
VocalChameleon
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.
ryano2099
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.
AMT
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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