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

The Joker is the archenemy of Batman and is one of the greatest villains of all time. The Joker is a combination of a goofy trickster and violent psychopath making him a dangerous and unpredictable foe. The Joker has killed countless innocent people and is also responsible for many of the tragedies in Batman's life.

Created by Foxwolf on Mar 20 2009
Special thanks to TylerMirage, Jackson_H, Pokejedservo, NCZ, Cypo, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
DC Super Friends
JokerLloyd Floyd
Lloyd Floyd
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder (1968)
JokerLarry Storch
Larry Storch
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)
JokerLennie Weinrib
Lennie Weinrib
Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985)
JokerFrank Welker
Frank Welker
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Joker 50sMichael McKean
Michael McKean
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
JokerMark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
JokerAllen Enlow
Allen Enlow
The Batman (2004)
JokerKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Scooby-Doo JokerCorey Burton
Corey Burton
Batman Black and White (2008)
JokerMichael Dobson
Michael Dobson
Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe (2008)
JokerRichard Epcar
Richard Epcar
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
JokerJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
DC Super Friends (2010)
JokerJohn Kassir
John Kassir
Young Justice (2010)
JokerBrent Spiner
Brent Spiner
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
JokerJohn DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
JokerChristopher Corey Smith
Christopher Corey Smith
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013)
JokerMichael Emerson
Michael Emerson
Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)
JokerTroy Baker
Troy Baker


Joker .... aaaaah, the Joker. What an amazing character for any voice actor to play. Such range, such depth, such unpredictability. Although personally throwing up a poll on who the best Joker voice gives a pretty obvious outcome in Mark Hamill, it's still interesting to see and hear the different variations of Joker over his animated years.

So Mark Hamill. If theres any role other than Luke Skywalker he's known for, it's the Joker. And how it relaunched his career. I remember one of his first voice over roles was in the PC Wing Commander game, but man, what a surprise for him to play Batman's arch nemesis back in 1992. And even more amazing, what a contrast in acting talent from Star Wars. Personally, I think all actors who are in Star Wars are cursed to perform poorly, no matter how much talent they have (excluding Harrison Ford who stood out above the rest).

Anywho, I think with age, Hamill's voice got deeper and while at times if you listen carefully you can tell it's him, the rest is just a character in its own. Batman The Animated Series' Joker was probably the first non-cheesy Joker and while it showed his insanity, it also gave him depth outside the realm of the typical superhero villain.

And his laugh, omg, so classic, so distinct. So good they even used it in the live action Birds Of Prey series.

Now while I haven't watched The Batman, I have seen a few scenes of Kevin Michael Richardson's Joker. Now if there's anyone close to Hamill, it's Richardson. While he's a little wackier in both look and character, his voice is like Hamill's only deeper and gravellier.

For Brave and the Bold, with the old school stylization, Jeff Bennett's Joker while is closer to the pre-Bruce Timm era, he's definitely in a category in his own. While still on the wacky, he's certainly more refined, but less psychotic.

Not to be biased or take any points away from the first set of actors who voiced the Joker, but the acting ability of those back in the day is much different than our current generation.



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said at 9:06 PM on Wed May 18 2016
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Mark Hamill is the Joker no one else.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:12 AM on Sat Apr 30 2016
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1. Mark Hamill. What can I say that hasn't been said by many others? Hamill as Joker hits all the right notes. The voice & laughter are iconic & cemented themselves into many people's hearts. Mark is who I hear when reading a Batman Comic with Joker in it.

2. Kevin Michael Richardson. While much deeper when compared to Hamill, his performance was nothing short of brilliant. Very out of the box casting & one that works. Like Hamill, his voice goes from high pitched, low pitched to downright sinister. KMR also has a great laugh, which is defnitely what you need when voicing the Joker. Definitely one of the best casting choices for Joker in The Batman.

3. Christopher Corey Smith. As you know with most Lego performances, they can be good or bad, but in Chris's case he's definitely one of the good choices. His performance is what makes the Lego Batman games so entertaining.

4. John DiMaggio. He'splaying an entirely different Joker entirely, it's more subdued when compared to the others. But he does a great job nonetheless. Now while his laugh is pretty weeak & wheezy, the delivery of his lines was definitely top notch.

5. Jeff Bennet. His performance is definitely a call back to the earlier Bruce Timm Batman era. And he delivers a wacky yet enjoyable performance in Batman: The Brave & the Bold.

6. Richard Epcar. His Joker's a bit all over the place. Definitely one of the more unique voices for Joker. The laugh didn't sound all that great especially back in Mortalk Kombat vs DC. His take in Injustice God's Among Us is much better.

7. Troy Baker. As much as I like Troy Baker as an actor, his Joker has some problems. His impression while decent, is very inconsistent & sometimes sounds pretty forced. It switches from the Mark Hamill impression to his Loki from Marvel. Scene's where he's raising his voice don't sound all that natural. The laugh is what I have the most issues with. It sounds OTT & not in a good way. I'd argue that the two Joker voices from the 70's have better Joker laughs than Troy does. I personally feel he would hvae sounded more natural & in his element if he gave his own unique take instead of emulating Hamill.

There's my Top 7 Joker voices. I'll go into the other voices on a slightly smaller scale

Larry Storch, Frank Welker, Michael McKean, & Lloyd Floyd work as the the classic style Joker. Though Frank holds up the most. Lennie Weinrib, who did a decent job as the other Batman villians in that show, is not so great as Joker.

Corey Burton while he's playing a Scooby Doo satire version of the character, as a Joker voice, I don't think it works at all.

John Kassir is a great pick, but not well executed I'm afraid. I can definitely see him improving if he ever got the chance to reprise.

Brent Spiner is one of the performances from Young Justice that I can't get behind It just rubs me the wrong way.

Michael Dobson sounds like Starscream trying to be Joker & I can't get that image out of my head when I hear his Joker. He works much better as Batman

Michael Emerson is playing the most subdued Joker out of everyone else. It's OK, and the performance works for that movie.

And last but not least we have Allen Enlow, who is grating in every sense of the word, and is way too flamboyant. Definitely my least favourite Joker voice.
said at 12:07 AM on Fri Mar 25 2016
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Mark Hamill, hands down, although Troy Baker is a close second, especially as a sound-alike.

Second as a non-sound-alike would be John Dimaggio (Though I like to imagine him doing an impression as well)

Kevin Michael Richardson, sound a little bit like Mark Hamill, while still doing his own thing with the character.

Richard Epcar, I owe this guy a thousand apologies for harping on his performances earlier, both in MK vs. DC and Injustice, he's not trying to be Mark Hamill's Joker, he's just being the Joker. Which I must commend, I still think his first two performances could have been better, not too high and forced but not too low and gravely either, and I think his role in Infinite Crisis is close to that.

Jeff Bennet, he's okay, even for doing a homage to Ceser Romero he's just okay. But I think he can pull off a very creepy Joker, similar to his voice as the Summerween Trickster, but with a higher laugh.

Christopher Corey Smith, again was okay.

Michael Emerson, not as over the top as the former, but hey he's supposed to be older so I guess it makes sense there as apposed to a younger, hipster joker *CoughBrentSpinnerCough*

John Kassir... not bad, but I think he has more potential then that.

Frank Welker, for the time would have made a great Joker if Hanna Barbara got him to make more appearances in the Super Friends shows.

BONUS: I already mentioned before how Steve Blum would have been an awesome joker, but I can also see Dwight Schultz or Jim Meskimen in the role, particularly for the same take as DC Super Friends, and certainly better and less forced than Lloyd Floyd. Nolan North would also make a good Joker, and his voice as Atomic Joker in Infinite Crisis showed. Other choices include Neil Kaplan, Dee Bradley Baker, Jess Harnell, Sam Reigal, Tom Kenny, JB Blanc, Fred Tatasciore, Michael J. Gough, and Phil LaMarr.
said at 2:23 PM on Fri Jun 10 2016
@Troodon2 I kind of thought Crispin Freeman would be a nice Joker, having played Loki (with a similar tone) & Firefly (similar energy) or maybe Yuri Lowenthal as a younger version.
said at 5:16 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
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1. John Dimaggio (Hides behind shield)
2.Mark Hamill
3.Troy Baker
4.Richard Epcar
5.Kevin Michael Richardson
said at 12:06 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
Epcar in Injustice to be specific
said at 4:09 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
After playing Arkham Knight, I'm changing my vote to Mark Hamill
said at 10:03 PM on Fri Jul 29 2016
Back to DiMaggio.
said at 11:25 PM on Tue Jan 26 2016
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I'm gonna say what everyone else has already said, but I'll say it anyway. Mark Hamill became this character, to a level only Heath Ledger can be compared to.

The thing is, everyone here is either doing their own thing, their own interpretation, the best of which are John DiMaggio, Jeff Bennett and Michael Emerson (John for giving the best non-Hamill-y performance out of them all, Jeff for being the perfect campy Silver Age Joker, and Michael for portraying the much more "realistic", less comical, more actual-serial-killer that is the Dark Knight Returns character) Both John and Michael also take after Heath Ledger's Joker to some degree.

If you're not really, really trying to carve your own path with a post-90s Joker, you're just aping the Hamill performance. Sometimes pretty well, like Troy Baker, Kevin Michael Richardson, or to an extent Richard Epcar. And sometimes not so well, like John Kassir, Michael Dobson, or the horror that is Allen Enlow.

But Mark, Mark BECAME this character. Even though I know it's him and I can tell it's him, when I hear his performance, I don't see cartoon lips moving to the sound of Mark Hamill's voice, I see and hear the greatest fictional villain of the modern age.
said at 4:08 AM on Sun May 1 2016
@BlueScarabGuy "Richard Epcar"

Actually, Richard has not heard Mark Hamill's performance.
said at 8:56 AM on Tue May 3 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed I'm willing to bet he has by now though.
said at 3:52 PM on Tue May 3 2016
@Zillah You understood I was referring to the Batman Villains panel at Metrocon 2014, with Nolan, Troy, & Richard?

That's dedication.
said at 7:24 AM on Fri Jan 1 2016
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What hasn't been said already about Mark Hamill as The Joker. It's quite possibly the best casting decisions ever made. I mean Luke Skywalker, the hero of Star Wars as the homicidal and insane Joker...preposterous right? Well it payed off perfectly in the end as you could see. Mark strikes the perfect balance of insanity and comedy, he's perfectly capable of playing Joker at his lightest and least harmful to the most disturbing of depictions. His voice is what we all define as The Joker, this almost English raspy yet refined sounding voice. Of course the laugh he does is infectious and very fun to listen to. Mark keeps saying that he's going to retire as The Joker but of course that's been determined to not be the case which is a great thing for the time being. So yeah my vote has to go with Mark Hamill. With that said I do also enjoy so many of the other performances here.

A close second for me is Kevin Michael Richardson which is one of the gustiest casting decisions ever. Kevin's voice isn't anything at all like Mark Hamill's. He's deep....really deep yet he it worked, his voice often went from high to low in an instant and as Music Meister has said below he just nails the unpredictability that is The Joker and of course his laugh is excellent too. It's second on my list since he gives a fun performance and it's one of the best playing against type roles KMR has done in his career.

Next up is John DiMaggio's Joker from Batman: Under The Red Hood. I know DiMaggio doesn't really try for a more manic and over the top take on Joker. He goes for a more quiet and just as disturbing take but for this story it friggin works! He's a sick twisted individual and the delivery of his lines is amazing. I always get a good laugh at them especially for how morbid they are. Another example of playing against type working out well.

Troy Baker, Christopher Corey Smith and Richard Epcar all kind of try to emulate Mark Hamill's take, they aren't my personal favourites but they aren't bad. They're good emulations but I kind of prefer each Joker voice does there own thing. Though Troy's impression is really close to Hamill's, a bit more refining and it'll become really damn good.

Jeff Bennett, Brent Spiner, Michael Emerson, John Kassir and Larry Storch are also quite enjoyable as Joker in their own way.

Michael Dobson's Joker is his Starscream voice which I find too distracting. Plus I like him as Batman way more.

BONUS: As for actors who haven't voiced Joker yet but should? I think Danny Elfman should actually take a crack at him. There were some part of his singing as Jack Skellington that remind me of The Joker and I think he'd be pretty fun to have in the role plus the idea of Joker having a song number is a really cool idea.

Barry Yandell's Little Demon from Soul Eater reminds me a lot of Mark Hamill's take so I figured if FUNimation did Batman he'd be my first choice. I can also see Mark Oliver pulling off Joker well if he refined his HIM voice a bit and lastly I had the idea of Jim Cummings as The Joker, I imagine he could do a bit of an emulation of Jack Nicholson but also tweak it a bit so he'd make it his very own performance.
said at 9:11 PM on Sat Nov 7 2015
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Hamill's too perfect in the role, but DiMaggio brought a really interesting an different portrayal as well I liked, and Baker is a great successor to Hamill.
said at 11:44 AM on Wed Nov 4 2015
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I don't think I can do a full ranking here, so I'll just stick to the Top 5:

1. Mark Hamill
2. Troy Baker
3. Richard Epcar
4. Kevin Michael Richardson
5. John DiMaggio
Shaun Ince
said at 1:10 PM on Thu Oct 22 2015
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Michael Dobson is decent but I can't help but hear Starscream from Transformers Armada when I listen to it.
said at 8:51 AM on Sun Oct 4 2015
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Funny how Floyd was both Luke and Joker, just like Mark.
said at 9:21 PM on Sun Dec 13 2015
@Ghosty404 As was Christopher Corey Smith.
HK-47 master
said at 5:07 PM on Sun Sep 13 2015
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Lloyd Floyd just sounds too cartoony and campy.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:52 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Not really digging Lloyd.
said at 11:35 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Lloyd Floyd was okay. Could've been better. Sticking with Mark Hamill.
said at 1:59 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Lloyd is... Egh. Would have favored Dwight Schultz or Jim Meskimen for the Super Friends.
said at 1:35 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
Most of these guys do a great job, with my favorites being Hamill and Welker. Welker was the first to make the character sound maniacal while Hamill's take is just legendary.

1) Mark Hamill
2) Frank Welker
3) Kerry Shale (BBC DC radio dramas)
4) Larry Storch
5) Lennie Weinrib
6) Michael McKean
7) Troy Baker
8) Richard Epcar
9) Christopher Smith
10) Michael Emerson
11) Brent Spiner
12) Jeff Bennett
13) Corey Burton
14) John DiMaggio
15) Kevin Michael Richardson
16) Michael Dobson
17) Lloyd Floyd
18) Allen Enlow
19) John Kassir
said at 12:57 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Lloyd sounds like he's channeling Larry Storch's Joker a bit.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:02 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
I didn't notice that, good call
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:41 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Lloyd is very okay. Nothing really special about his performance. His laugh is also rather weak.
Speedy Boris
said at 10:33 AM on Sun Aug 23 2015
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When I heard the Joker in "Assault on Arkham", I thought it was Mark Hamill, and was amazed it was Troy Baker. He's an excellent mimic.
said at 12:10 AM on Sat Aug 22 2015
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I find it kinda funny how Frank's Joker picture is the only one that doesn't have him smiling.
said at 12:15 AM on Sun Apr 3 2016
@Zillah Welp, so much for that.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:53 PM on Fri Aug 21 2015
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Been a while since I did my last opinion on this compare, guess I should do an updated post.

Mark Hamill: At this point what can I say about Mark as the Joker, he just has what is needed for the Joker and does it perfectly. Really I can't say anything that others before me have said several times.

Jeff Bennet: He's got a great laugh for Joker and good delivery but the voice isn't QUITE Joker-like. I get he's playing a throwback to the golden age of Joker whose less of a psychotic killer but the voice just feels like it's missing something. Still, I can't deny Jeff had a fantastic laugh.

Kevin Michael Richardson: I have to admit, this is my personal favorite role of Kevin. It is a different take on Joker and Kevin nail it. His voice transitioning back and forth from low to high is fantastically done and really brings out the unpredictable and chaotic nature of Joker. Oh and he had great delivery on both jokes and threats.
"Let him go Joker!"
Plus his cackle is devilishly evil. I think Kevin as the Joker is incredibly overlooked.

Michael McKean: he's suppose to sound like he's the "Super Friends Era" Joker which he does well but as a Joker voice he is only decent. Great laugh though.

Larry Storch: I'm sure it fit back in the day but does not hold up to today's standards. The voice doesn't fit and the laugh sounds lacking. Plus I keep expecting him to go "yeah, see , yeah" like old style gangsters.

Richard Epcar: Richard is...okay. He polished the voice a little more in Injustice but he still comes off as forced and kinda awkward. And despite how highly I raved about Kevin I'm not a big fan of a gruff voice for the Joker. Once in a while he as some good delivery on a line but I thought he was much better as Gordon.

Frank Welker: Of all the pre-90's performances, Frank's holds up the most. He is only decent though, not great but I can't say he's bad.

Lennie Weinrib: Wow, this is not the Joker, lol. It honestly sounds like a normal thief that they changed to the Joker at the last minute. He's probably the weakest of the bunch.

Michael Dobson: I remember really liking him in the past but I don't seem to nowadays. He's got a great voice for Joker, there is a certain Mark Hamillness to him, but his delivery is missing a certain 'oomf' if that makes sense and his laugh is pretty weak. Joker's laugh is his calling card so it has to be great. Basically the reverse of my opinion of Jeff Bennet.

John DiMaggio: I mean...his delivery was epic...sometimes...This is on of those performances that I found people talk highly about but I just don't see it. His voice sounds more like a mobster or a high ranking henchman, in fact his Joker makes a better Black Mask than the voice he did for Black Mask. And his laugh, starts wheezy and is kinda forced and soft. I don't know, maybe I'm missing something.

John Kassir: Good casting but poor execution. John is just missing something, a lack of energy to really make this performance great. I mean, he's done performances in the past that could easily work as Joker with some tweaking.

Corey Burton: Corey is doing a satire of the villains in the original Scooby Doo show, it works for that but as a Joker voice it doesn't quite measure up.

Allen Enlow: He sounds like he's having a blast but sometimes comes off as too cartoon-y and a little fake sounding on some lines.

Brent Spiner: Brent has great delivery for a villain, especially the ending line in that clip. He makes a fantastic Victor Zsasz. As the Joker, too normal sounding and soft. Maybe under better direction and writing he could make a great Joker but as is, he's only okay. Still, he could rock it as Zsasz or some other Batman villain.

Christopher Corey Smith: A fun comic relief Joker but since it is a Lego game he can't do some of Joker's more psychopathic nature. I would love to see him explore that in the Joker if he reprises in a different media but I can't complain with what I've heard.

Michael Emerson: Maybe the Dark Knight version of Joker is different but Michael is...okay. I wish he was more over the top and energetic but maybe that's not what this Joker is like. I'd like to hear him take another crack at the role.

Troy Baker: Opinions of him of are very divided, you either love his take or hate it. Me...I'm closer to the later. I've mentioned before but he just sounds like a forced Mark Hamill impression. He just sounds fake and forced, especially when yelling. He does work when he whispers and maybe if he played Joker in a cameo or for some quick scenes he'd be passable. I still love Troy as an actor, in fact I think he makes a great Batman.

Normally I'd do a ranking or at least do a top five but out of 17 different actors that played the Joker...I don't really have a top five. Maybe it is because Joker is such a great and iconic villain that I have a higher standard for his actors.

That said, my top favorites are Mark and Kevin. I can't really choose between them, both are perfect for their version of the Joker. I guess I'd put Jeff Bennet and Christopher Corey Smith as seconds and the rest I think did a good try.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:37 AM on Sun Aug 23 2015
@Music Meister Yeah I'd say Mark Hamill & Kevin Michael Richardson are my favorites as well. I agree that Troy is better as Batman, rather than Joker.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:23 PM on Wed Aug 19 2015
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While Troy's voice for the Joker isn't by no means awful, it does feel a tad forced & artificial. It seems to slip in & out of the impression at times. Infact it kind of reminds me of his Loki voice. The laugh itself sounds super fake & OTT.
said at 1:41 PM on Thu Aug 20 2015
@Shaun Ince I'd hate to admit it, but for once I must concur. Troy was doing so well at first with his impression of Mark Hamill, but as time goes on it keeps getting less impressive as it once was.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:30 AM on Sun Aug 23 2015
@Troodon2 I feel he would have been much better giving a more original take.
said at 11:53 PM on Tue Aug 25 2015
@Shaun Ince Again, not saying I think it's a bad impression, just needs more work is all. (Or at least did it the way he did the first time)
Shaun Ince
said at 2:18 PM on Fri Aug 28 2015
@Troodon2 Granted I did see him in other scenes in Origins where he didn't sound so bad, but to me it just sounds really inconsistent. The laugh itself is what kills the performance for me.
HK-47 master
said at 8:09 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
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Well, it's official; they going to make an animated adaptation of The Killing Joke. Hopefully Mark Hamill reprises the role, as he's so often claimed.
said at 6:23 AM on Tue Aug 11 2015
@HK-47 master It was reported by Collider that Mark Hamill will return, though Mark said he's keeping he's fingers crossed.
HK-47 master
said at 3:21 AM on Wed Aug 12 2015
@spidey1994 I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he returns.
The Doctor
said at 9:12 AM on Wed Aug 19 2015
@Xymor Besides Arkham games, Joker pretty much has been voiced by new talent in most of the post-DCAU projects.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:39 AM on Wed Aug 19 2015
@Xymor I don't doubt that Hamill could still pull it off. I mean, Arkham City/Asylum/Knight weren't that long ago. Yeah, his voice is older and gravellier, but that comes with the territory. He ain't a 40 year old anymore. ;)

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for new Joker voices. Always. DiMaggio was probably my favourite post-Hamill voice, but it worked because it was new. I'd love a fresh take on the Joker, but at the same time, I totally understand why they'd get Hamill back in one of the most iconic Batman stories. Something tells me that Hamill will be cast for, if nothing else, nostalgic value at a minimum.
said at 9:50 AM on Wed Aug 19 2015
@TylerMirage I agree with you.

Plus, I think that his older and gravellier voice makes Joker sound more evil and wicked, which I think would fit the Joker in Killing Joke more than how he sounded in the 90's (which I think was more playful and entertaining, which was pretty fitting for the 90's cartoon).
said at 11:40 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
@Xymor How does Killing Joke not work for a Joker who sounds older? It's without a doubt the quintessential Joker story, and Mark Hamill has defined the character for ages. I can't think of a better way to top off his Arkham City performance and close the role off with a bang, especially since many can interpret Killing Joke as a last Joker story when read standalone.
HK-47 master
said at 4:09 AM on Mon Aug 3 2015
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I think Brent gets a little too much hate; it wasn't necessarily his fault, just not the best direction. If only he'd get to have another shot.
said at 10:05 PM on Sat Jul 25 2015
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It's really tough to pick one I feel is "best." Hamill is my favorite, of course but I'm gonna sorta push him to the side in this.

I enjoy many of these jokers and I can't really say which is "best" because many of them just fit perfectly well for their respective shows. I love Kevin in The Batman, John in UTRH, Jeff Bennett in BTBATB, I think even Brent got it a bit hard for his performance in YJ, and Emerson was very very enjoyable in TDKR....but this is where I might get some hate.

I'm not really a fan of Troy's Joker. Don't get me wrong, it's a fine impression...but it reeeeally feels like an impression. You know how when people do an impression, it's very exaggerated and lacks most of the subtleties in how the person they're doing the impression of actually talks (Walken, Schwarzenegger, etc)? I get that vibe from Troy's Joker. I would love to see a Joker done with an original take from him, but unfortunately his Joker was literally casted to be like Hamill, and I think that's a shame, because I feel he could give a great original joker. It's similar to how I feel about Tara Strong's Harley. The subtitles are important.
said at 11:32 PM on Tue Jan 26 2016
@Soldierkei I think you nailed it with the explanation of Troy's Joker, and Tara Strong's Harley as well. They can more or less imitate the voices of Mark Hamill and Arleen Sorkin perfectly, but no matter how hard they try (and I'm sure they try very hard), they can't BE Mark and Arleen, they can't THINK like Mark and Arleen, they can't make the same acting choices and take direction in the same exact way that Mark and Arleen did. But of course, we shouldn't ask them to, that's impossible. No one can do that.
said at 8:33 PM on Fri Jul 24 2015
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KMR for my win. I like the Batman show a ton for it's voice acting.
said at 2:27 PM on Sat May 16 2015
I Wish Heath Ledger Or Jared Leto Was On Here, Because I Would Vote For Either On Of Them But I'll Guess I'll Go With Emerson!
said at 3:31 PM on Wed Jun 3 2015
@ArticleTheWasbi - 1.) We don't even know how Jared's Joker will turn out so I think it's a bit too early to claim him to be a good Joker.
said at 4:21 PM on Wed Jun 3 2015
@HyperVoiceActing Well, I Have.
said at 8:44 AM on Thu Jun 4 2015
@ArticleTheWasbi - Then by all means, feel free to share whatever video you've found.

I mean this is a VOICE OVER comparison so it doesn't really matter in the long run, but I'm curious
said at 5:31 PM on Sat Jun 6 2015
@HyperVoiceActing OK. Well...Uh...I Got Nothing.
said at 4:56 PM on Wed Jul 8 2015
@ArticleTheWasbi I Actually Do Have A Video, It's Called "Jared Leto Joker Voice" Sorry For The Wait.
Who Am I You May Ask? I'm ThrashNTrash. I Had To Make A New Account After An Error Happened.
So, Watch The Video And Tell Me What You Think!
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said at 5:26 PM on Wed Jul 8 2015
@ThrashNTrash What kind of "error" was this?
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Jul 8 2015
@NCZ I Tried Signing In But It Kept On Going In A Loop. My Lil' Bro TriggerCayden Is Having A Problem Voting.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:00 PM on Wed Jul 8 2015
@ThrashNTrash Weird. Haven't heard of that happening before. Will have to look into it.
said at 9:09 AM on Thu Jul 9 2015
said at 9:16 PM on Fri May 1 2015
Mark Hamill For Joker And Micheal Mckean For Oldie Ages Joker.
said at 12:40 PM on Tue Apr 28 2015
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Obviously I voted for Mark Hamill, but I highly applaud DiMaggio and Spiner for their takes on the character. I've always been fond of Storch's version as well.
Axem Red
said at 12:17 PM on Sat Apr 25 2015
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Mark Hamill is the best but I gotta admit ALL of them can do an amazing laugh!
said at 6:45 PM on Sun Apr 19 2015
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Mark Hamill, Michael Dobson, John DiMaggio, and Troy Baker do it best, but Mark Hamill is the most classic.
said at 2:00 PM on Fri Apr 17 2015
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Mark Hamill, But DiMaggio Is A Close...CLOSE Second.
said at 6:20 PM on Fri Feb 27 2015
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Though Mark's is the best, Kevin's wilder take impresses me! He is my second, and I don't care what anyone says about Troy or DiMaggio! I didn't think ANYONE could come CLOSE to Mr. Hamill, but Mr. Richardson proved me WRONG!
said at 10:38 PM on Thu Jan 8 2015
Okay, I feel like I need to apologize to Richard Epcar for my rants. In Infinite Crisis, he actually sounds more like the Joker.

He legitimately sounds like his voice and laughs are coming from a natural place while acting for the character.

Much better in that game than in MK vs. DC and Injustice.
said at 9:56 PM on Tue Feb 10 2015
@Troodon2 I thought he sounded great in Injustice myself. Either way though, it's nice that you've come around.
said at 5:59 PM on Thu Jan 1 2015
Mark Hamill aside, Troy did the best as Joker IMO.
Mr. Jinkles
said at 4:58 PM on Tue Dec 30 2014
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There will never be a better Joker than Mark Hamill. Not just for the voice since a lot of people can emulate that (I can) but for his evil laugh. No one can match up to that laugh, not even me, even though I'd love to be able to emulate it.
said at 10:40 PM on Thu Jan 8 2015
@Mr. Jinkles I can do the laugh!
said at 11:06 AM on Tue Dec 9 2014
1) Mark Hamill
2) John DiMaggio
3) Troy Baker
said at 7:38 PM on Sun Dec 7 2014
So just heard MrBettyKrueger's thoughts on Troy Baker's Joker... what do you guys have to respond to that?

There was a quote in there I found pretentious, something about "Listening with a Voice-Actor's Ear" even thou several voice actors themselves said they liked it.
said at 8:53 PM on Sun Dec 7 2014
@Troodon2 Can you provide a link?
said at 10:30 PM on Sun Dec 7 2014
said at 10:31 PM on Sun Dec 7 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Actually here's a better link
said at 5:29 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@Troodon2 When I tried to watch it through either link it said, "This video does not exist."

I guess whoever put it on YouTube to begin with took down the video. Sorry.
said at 12:27 PM on Tue Nov 18 2014
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Suddenly I can't help but wonder how Mark Hamill would've done as a live-action Joker.
said at 4:13 PM on Wed Oct 22 2014
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Nolan North does a really good Joker o_o
Shaun Ince
said at 2:24 PM on Fri Aug 28 2015
@Anon I'd like to see him take a crack at a more serious Joker. Nolan's North's laugh as Richtofen sounds very Joker like as well. So he more or less has the laugh down.
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
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While I didn't really grow up with BTAS (aside from vague memories of TNBA), I did see Return of the Joker, but that was more than enough for me to pick Mark Hamill. His performance in that has always stuck with me, and just..... THAT LAUGH!!!! Its so chilling, and so memorable!!! While true, his performances got weaker as time went on, but he still left quite an impression. Then imagine my reaction when I learned he was THAT Mark Hamill, who I only knew at the time as Luke Skywalker. That is a huge contrast.

My second favorite would be John DiMaggio. It's recognizably John, but he definitely made the role his own. Probably the most psychotic Joker of them all, and he nails that laugh perfectly. I also like Kevin, Michael McKean, Michael Dobson, Jeff, Michael Emerson, and Richard. As much as I love Troy, I don't care much for his Joker. His acting is great as always, but the overall voice sounds so forced and inconsistent. At certain points, I could hear his Loki, and don't get me started on the laughs. They sound so fake and artificial. The problem with impressions is that while people could do a pitch perfect impression, it will almost never have the same amount of energy that the original conveyed.

I hope maybe one of these days, Troy can do his own thing with the role.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:35 AM on Mon Oct 6 2014
@DravenRoth994 I agree. Troy's laugh for the Joker is horrible.
SharpShot Shockwave
said at 2:23 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
As Much as I Favor Mark Hamil As The definitive voice of Joker, Christopher Corey Smith's Portrayal In the Lego Batman Movie & Games Is, In A certain perspective, Very Much Like Mark only slightly Goofier With A higher Pitch to his voice & Toned Down in aggression. (Well it is for younger audiences but thats beside the point to me)

Chris certainly Makes me laugh, even without the Laughing Gas/Joker Toxin(Whatever You Want To call It)
said at 1:37 AM on Sat Sep 27 2014
Well, they definitely all have his laugh
said at 10:04 PM on Sat Aug 30 2014
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Why wasn't Brent Spiner awesome as The Joker? He's got the chops for it, and he did a great job at making his horribly-written lines less painful than they could've been, and I just answered my own question.
Also, Tim Curry as the Joker. It would be like Jeff Bennett's only more nightmare-inducing.
Madness Abe
said at 3:18 PM on Sat Sep 6 2014
@Ikrani Fun Fact: Tim Curry WAS intended to be the original voice of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, but was replaced with Mark Hamill, feeling that the voice he provided was too frightening for younger viewers.
Polyester Funk
said at 10:57 PM on Sat Sep 6 2014
@Ikrani Joker was not used very well in YJ, so if given another chance I'd think that Brent Spiner could do better.
said at 4:18 PM on Fri Aug 15 2014
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Mark Hamill is the best hands down.
said at 11:18 AM on Tue Jul 15 2014
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I find it interesting that 6 of these guys have played Batman at once
said at 12:15 AM on Sun Jul 27 2014
@Archerboy58 Joker and Batman are two sides of the same coin, no?
said at 6:25 PM on Sat May 31 2014
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Mark Hamill. He has always been voicing the classic, evil Joker, and he sounds just right. But Troy Baker was also outstanding, especially voicing the Joker in a great way. My vote-Hamill.
said at 3:38 AM on Sun May 25 2014
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Troy surprisingly doesn't sound deep like his usual role.

I think he's the best Joker
facundo guerra 4
said at 3:44 PM on Wed May 14 2014
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I read on wikipedia that if there is a animated version of batman the killing joke Mark Hamill would gladly voice the joker again
said at 8:48 PM on Mon Jun 30 2014
@facundo guerra 4 Too bad it we might not be getting it. Not only becuase of the reboot, but because wb animation simply isn't interested.
facundo guerra 4
said at 9:03 PM on Mon Jun 30 2014
@Troodon2 I hope WB is interested cuz' I want to see MarkH as the Joker again he was awesome
said at 3:12 PM on Thu May 1 2014
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I personally think Kassir deserves a second shot at Joker using either a lower version of his Kryptkeepr voice or his Adam MacIntyre voice.
said at 4:58 AM on Mon Apr 28 2014
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Anyone think that Jim Cummings would make a good Joker? I personally could see him pulling it off quite well considering he was Ed (the hyena) from The Lion King.
said at 6:04 PM on Sun May 4 2014
@Zillah Jim Cummings is the epitomy of Voice-Acting next to Frank Welker, So should he play the Clown Prince of Crime you let him do it becuase Jim Cummings as The Joker is a self-multiplying factor of awesome!
said at 3:24 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
@Zillah - I think Jim's voice wouldn't really fit Joker. And this is coming from someone who enjoyed KMR and DiMaggio's takes
said at 3:06 PM on Sat Apr 19 2014
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Yup, Troy Baker is voicing Joker again in Batman: Assault on Arkham :DDDDDDDDDDD
said at 6:22 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
@llawliet159 I actually thought that was Mark going off the trailer alone. Troy is a damn good Mark Hamill replacement for sure!
Polyester Funk
said at 11:31 PM on Sun Apr 6 2014
Mark Hamill is the best Joker. Troy Baker did a great job with him and hopefully will get to play him again.

At the time I didn't like Kevin Michael Richardson, but after listening to it again he's good. There's something about him that still seems odd. Perhaps it's just the way the character looked. For a guy with such a deep voice, he can go quite high.

I'm on the fence about Richard Epcar. His voice seems to deep and raspy, yet I kinda like him. He starts his sentences fairly high, but can't seem to maintain it which hurts. He does have a good laugh.

I have not seen Under the Red Hood, but I feel like John just seems to recognizable. He gives a great performance, yet I'm not sure I really hear "Joker". Though, maybe I should see the movie to get a better feel.

I do feel that Brent Spiner could have done better. Plus I don't think that the character was used that we'll in YJ. A part of me wants to hear him take another crack at him, however if I end up not liking it then maybe not.
said at 11:23 AM on Fri Apr 4 2014
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Mark Hamill IS, WAS and FOREVER will be the Joker.
Truthfully, I don't hate any incarnation of Joker here. There All interesting and a little something different. With quite the cast of actors who have taken the part. For the record, I adore Brent Spiner as Joker, I mean c'mon it's Brent Spiner. I'm really not getting the hate towards his performance.
said at 6:05 PM on Sat Apr 5 2014
@MerlynTheGreat I actually think he's suffering from lack of time as the character, I just rewatched and don't think he's that bad. I like his lauh and delivery on lines, but the Ledger impression caused by Dark Knight hype I read is a big reason, not that I fully agree on that. And yeah IMO everyone here performed The Joker wonderfully, regardless of the version it was.
said at 8:38 PM on Sat Apr 5 2014
@MerlynTheGreat Oh and no real interaction with Batman or Robin.
said at 7:54 PM on Mon Mar 31 2014
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While Mark Hamill is probably the best, I loved each voice actor who played the Joker, they all contributed something great when they contributed their voice to the crown prince of crime (I even liked Epcar, but he was a lot better in the role during Injustice). I'd say Brent Spiner's performance is probably the worst. It's not bad, but in my opinion the weakest of the bunch.
said at 12:35 AM on Wed Mar 26 2014
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Mark Hamill just IS The Joker, but I feel like the shifting, multi interpretational nature of him really gives VAs a chance to make him their own. Jeff Bennet, for example, is perfect for the wacky Silver Age Joker. KMR delivers an unque take, a joker that delivers less pretext of being somewhat of a gentleman, smooth. His appearance, demanor, and voice are wildly insane, truly a man without a plan, and in a darker work I could see him being a voilent Joker who likes to use his bare hands instead of gas and tricks and crowbars and has a harder time controlling violent impulses. Baker delivers a fantastic pre-Hamill Joker, before he's loving the Joker v Batman life. Before batsy, he's alone. He knows he's a monster, and he wants to die. He's seeking death, and his mania holds a deep sign of depression and lose of hope. But as the game goes on and he gets closer to Bats, he sounds more geniuenely /gleeful/ and excited and obsessed, and you can really see the set road he's on form, the effect Batman has on him. It's amazing. And like KMR, DiMaggio is a fine darker more brutal Joker. He's a little more down key, and the psychopathy is on full display. His tone shows his constant glee at killing people, and it's a delight to listen to.

Epcar, meanwhile, just never connected with me. Something about his... raspiness and pitch makes his Joker seem juvenile, and harder to take seriously. Emerson's is a technically great performance, but I feel the voice is better suited for a character like the Riddler. And Spiner is just... bad. Too much whiny bitter outcast, not enough insanity. He never comes off like a real uncontrollable frightening threat.

Anyone else think Alan Tudyk can rock this role? He's great at voices in general, fine comedic timing, and his role as Alpha in Dollhouse shows he can do dark comedy quite well.
said at 2:14 PM on Mon Apr 7 2014
@Bookman230 I guess Alan Tudyk can do it, he's pretty much the new Maruice Lammarche.
said at 6:49 AM on Mon Mar 10 2014
It's kinda funny how the Joker isn't even in the picture.
said at 7:00 AM on Mon Mar 10 2014
@lnytune1 Side Note: KMR has a good joker laugh, but it's not in the clip.
said at 12:21 AM on Tue Mar 18 2014
@lnytune1 Which picture?
said at 12:45 AM on Tue Mar 18 2014
@Metabad I'm guessing the Voice Compare picture on the top.
said at 4:59 AM on Tue Mar 18 2014
@Red524 Yeah.
said at 11:42 PM on Sun Mar 30 2014
@lnytune1 Ah.
said at 6:29 PM on Mon Mar 3 2014
Mark Hamill will always be the Joker. I found Troy Baker to be kind of boring honestly.
said at 12:28 PM on Mon Mar 3 2014
Mark, Troy and Kevin really nail the craziness, zanyness, and insanity of the character. Definitely my Top 3. John Dimaggio's gentleman version is pretty good too, as is Michael Emerson's creepy Heath Ledgerish type voice. so I''l put Michael at 4 and John in 5. For more silly versions, John Kassir at 6, Christopher Corey Smith in at 7 Larry Storch at 8. Jeff Bennett and Michael Mckean just sound like Storch impression. These are my top 10 but all of these men have terrific laughs for their version of the character with Frank Welker at 11 and Corey Burton at 12..
said at 4:44 PM on Tue Mar 4 2014
@pete Opinion update, Jeff is the best Silver Age voice, it's more than just a Storch impression, and he mixed a hint of Mark Hamill in sometimes. Switching Jeff and Larry for Jeff's singing performance, if I don't then Where's The Fun In That?
said at 4:45 PM on Tue Mar 4 2014
said at 2:02 AM on Fri Feb 21 2014
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I know that he was impersonating Mark Hamill, but I think Troy is hilarious in Arkham Origins.

"Sorry, fella. Show's over. May as well just give yourself up to the Bat."
said at 9:22 PM on Sun Feb 23 2014

"Ding-Dong, the Bat is dead! Which old Bat? The dumb old Bat! Ding-Dong, the dumb old Bat is dead! HAHAHAHAHA!"
The Doctor
said at 12:17 AM on Fri Feb 21 2014
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I... personally.... think that Troy is little.... overrated.

*raises the flame-shields*

Is not that he is bad. Far from it. He is great. But he really is just doing Mark Hamill impersonation rather than making role his own. I know that is pretty much given, since he is playing younger version of Hamill's Joker, but still...
said at 12:18 PM on Mon Mar 3 2014
@The Doctor I think the main reason Troy's popular is because his Hamill impression is pretty much spot on. If troy does him in a different adaption, then he may use a different voice and would still be liked, but one of the reasons he used is because he's such a fan of Hamill's Joker and Batman TAS as a whole.
Madness Abe
said at 7:16 PM on Thu Feb 20 2014
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That's it. It's happened.

Troy has become my favorite Joker voice.
Axem Red
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Feb 20 2014
For me it is:
1. Mark Hamill
2. John DiMaggio
3. Richard Epcar
said at 3:13 PM on Fri Jan 31 2014
This is..... interesting....
Tyler Reznik
said at 7:25 AM on Wed Jan 29 2014
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Mark Hamill for the win, but I really like Troy Baker, John DiMaggio, Jeff Bennett, and Brent Spiner as well.
said at 7:24 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
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Mark Hamill. Well, that was easy.
Troy Baker was good, too.
said at 4:43 AM on Thu Jan 9 2014
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You know what I would like, is if John Dimaggio used his Zombozo voice, from Ben 10!
said at 10:37 AM on Thu Jan 9 2014
@lnytune1 From what I've heard, it's pretty much the exact same voice as his Red Hood Joker.
said at 10:12 AM on Fri Jan 10 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I heard that, too, but I disagree. His joker voice is almost his natural one.
said at 1:07 AM on Tue Jan 28 2014
@lnytune1 Maybe if he used his Doctor Dracon voice he would have emulated a fair Mark Hamill impression.
said at 2:00 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
@Troodon2 Yeah.. except less nasal!
said at 5:27 PM on Mon Jan 6 2014
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John DiMaggio does a great Heath Ledger voice of the Joker
said at 3:42 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
Mark Hamil for the win. Jeff Bennett, Larry Storch, John DiMaggio, Michael Mckean, Richard Epcar, Michael Dobson, Micheal Emerson, and Troy Baker were very good too
said at 11:27 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
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Mark Hamill is the only good joker to me. The rest are awful, especially Kevin Michael Richardson's. Seriously, what the heck did I just listen?
said at 11:46 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@SombraMan Epcar's and Brent Spiner's are worse, also... What about Troy Baker?
said at 12:09 PM on Fri Jan 3 2014
@Troodon2 I don't care for Troy's voice either. Mark is the only good one here.
said at 5:11 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
I think Troy does a good younger Mark, but that's actually the deal baker, I don't care for having a young Joker, that's just me though. *shrugs*
said at 5:10 AM on Fri Mar 21 2014
@WoodstockProd *breaker
said at 5:33 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
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6. Chris Smith: Minus the Laugh, I quite liked Chris's in Lego Batman 2. It did remind me of Hamills
5. Richard Epcar: It sounded a lot like Hamills, which did sell me for it.
4. Kevin Richardson: It was just like hamills, but with a more insane twist to it.
3. John Dimaggio: Even though you could have noticed it was John, he really steps it up. He ads his own voice to the take, which makes him even more frightening. I would be nervous if I encountered this joker.
2. Mark Hamill: Yes, Mr Hamill Himself. I never grew up with the animated series, and I don't have the experience with the games. But, now I have 2 volume collections, 2 best of batman DVDs, which did sell me. I love how he can be delightfully insane and insanely creepy at the same time.

1. Troy Baker: I think Baker is better than Hamill. He gives such a captivating performance, being both delightfully insane, and terrifying at the same time. If I EVER encountered Bakers Joker, I would be screaming in fear. He is that good.
said at 10:06 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
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1. Mark Hamill
2. Troy Baker
3. John DiMaggio
4. Kevin Michael Richardson
5. Michael Emerson
6. Michael Dobson

The rest
said at 3:54 PM on Sat Dec 7 2013
Is there ever a doubt, Hammil willalways be my favorite Joker!
said at 12:40 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
After watching the cut scenes from Arkham origins,i firmly join those who phrase Troy Baker.Listening to him i honestly bought the idea that hes a younger version of Makr Hamills Joker.

I hope that he will reprise his role in future Batman show and games
said at 3:45 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
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How many of you think that Michael Dobson and Kevin Michael Richardson are serverely underrated? (My vote still goes to Mark Hamlill, though.)
said at 3:36 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
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After Mark announced that he was retiring from his role as the Joker he was asked whether he woulf ever come back or not. His response was "Well... never say never." So that means that there's a very small chance that he could return some day despite him saying that "Arkham City" was going to be his last time.
said at 3:56 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
@Ross123 He also said he would be interested in reprising The Joker if they ever made an animated movie of the Killing Joke.
said at 4:19 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
@coolies Now that would be awesome. I could picture him in that movie (well we all could, don't really know why I said that actually).
said at 4:22 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
@coolies Yet at the same time, I look forward to Troy continuing the role in animated movies, tv series & games to come after "Arkham Origins".
said at 3:35 PM on Sat Nov 16 2013
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I really wish I could vote for Troy Baker, but overall, Hamill is still the best Joker of all time.
Troy, however, is the best replacement Joker, and I truly hope that he continues as the Joker in other media.
Shiny Raticate
said at 8:49 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
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Not sure if I added my other opinion when Troy Baker was added, but hearing Troy Baker: AMAZING. He sounded almost exactly like Mark Hamill's Joker, but younger. Hopefully the gaming industry is smart enough to use Baker for the next fighting games, instead of the guy they used for Injustice. Not sure if it was Epcar, but it was not good.
said at 11:04 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Shiny Raticate Yes It was Richard Epcar!
said at 8:20 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
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If Mark Hamill was not in the compare, then I'd confidently say that Troy Baker's votes would skyrocket to the great beyond!
said at 1:54 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
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When is Troy Baker NOT awesome?
said at 8:22 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@WWEFAN12ization Every character I've heard voiced by him has never disappointed me (and most likely everyone else, too), so I'd say you've got a positive confirmation.
said at 10:45 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
My favorite is Mark Hamill. It's been said countless times before, but his voice and performance just hit all the right notes, and his laughs were perfect.
John Dimaggio's a close second for me. While not sounding like Mark, his interpretation fit the alternate, more solidly built design of that movie's Joker and gave him a bit of a thuggish undertone under the clownishness.
Troy's now my third favorite, edging out KMR and Dobson. I haven't played the game yet, but what I've heard from him sounds great. Considering he's doing an impression, I can't see him surpassing Hamill or Dimaggio anytime soon as far as I'm concerned, but he still did great for what it was and it would be interesting to hear him do an original interpretation in the future.
said at 10:50 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Red524 As for the others, I also liked Christopher Corey Smith and Michael Emerson.
I also think Epcar's a bit overrated, which I believe stems from the fact that he was in Injustice, which is a really popular game. I have different problems with his two performances though.
In MK Vs. DC, he just sounded forced because he was trying to force a higher pitch than he could do naturally and he kept slipping back into his normal pitch anyway.
In Injustice he improved, as he stopped trying to force the higher pitch and settled on a more natural pitch for his voice, but I thought it ended up sounding unfitting as the Joker's design was really skinny in that game and Epcar made him sound rather solidly-built. Perhaps he could fit an alternate design, as KMR and Dimaggio did, but I thought he was miscast as Joker in both games.
said at 12:26 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Red524 Finally someone agrees with me.
said at 10:14 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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Troy was awesome. His voice is a little forced in a few places, but he was still great. One thing he adds to the character is that he sounds awesome when his voice gets low and menacing. Just listen to the way he says "I didn't think so", freaking chilling! His voice is naturally deeper than Mark Hamill's, and I think he would do well to use that to his advantage more often the next time he plays the Joker, if he did, I could see him eventually matching Mark himself in the role.

He's my new second favorite, with DiMaggio and Epcar closely behind him.
said at 8:00 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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Troy did a fantastic job! Is he better than Mark? Certainly not. Troy is basically doing just an impression of Mark's Joker, he's even said he didn't bring anything new because it was already perfect. He's doing the one thing every Mark Hamill impersonating youtuber wishes they could do... and he's getting paid for it! So, why say he did a fantastic job? Because I could tell in his performance, he's performing this role with the justice and passion and dedication he and the fans know the joker deserves and he's having a blast! And if he's having fun doing it, I'm having fun hearing it. I won't change my vote, but Troy definitely has more than earned my respect.
said at 5:52 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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Troy Baker was very good as a young Joker. In fact, as far as Joker voices go, he's second to Mark Hamill.
said at 4:30 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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Troy Baker did an excellent job. While after playing Arkham City again, I could totally see Baker's Joker being a much younger Hamill Joker. I'm not changing my vote to Baker. But he still did a good job.
said at 3:37 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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Voting for Troy purely because a) He did an amazing job and b) he deserves to be up there.
said at 2:55 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
1:Troy Baker: He's almost a completely flawless impersonation of Mark Hamill, but putting his own spin on it: It's like Mark bathed in a Lazarus Pit, got 30 years younger, and became a hell of a lot more crazy. I totally dig it, the dude sounds more intimidating than Heath Ledger's portrayal. I hope he voices Joker for as long as possible.
2:Mark Hamill: I know, he defined the character and should be in first place for that, but I felt like his performances were growing a tad bit stale(mainly in Arkham City.) His best performances were in Batman Beyond: ROTJ and Batman:Arkham Asylum. Simply amazing, Mark is a legend.
3:Richard Epcar: He's clearly trying to impersonate Mark. His voice is a lot deeper, but there's nothing wrong with that. Not much to really say, but he definitely shined in Injustice: Gods Among US.
4:John DiMaggio: I first thought he was a bit miscast, but he's grown on me. It's a very different take on the Joker that still fits the character. I would like to see him reprise his role.
5:Michael Dobson: Another good Hamill impersonation, need to hear more though.
6: Michael Emerson: The voice doesn't really scream "Joker" to me, but he acts his lines out really well and is suitably threatening.
7:Jeff Bennet: More of a Silver Age interpretation, but he surprisingly fits and does a fine job sounding more pompous than other VA's here.
8:Michael Mckean: Sounds a little like Jeff Bennet's version, and yet another good Silver Age Joker.
9:Brent Spiner:I actually like it quite a bit, I think he's miscasted and doesn't really fit, but Brent does sound threatening, I like the laugh, and his scenes when he becomes angry are actually quite funny.
10: Kevin Michael Richardson: Shows off his range well, and while he does an adequate Hamill impersonation, it does come off as forced at points and you can hear traces of his real voice, which is very noticeable.
11: Christopher Corey Smith: That laugh is extremely forced, aside from that it's alright, I wish they got Steve Blum to do the voice in that game instead.
12:Corey Burton: It's alright I guess, but it sounds a bit too forced.
13: Johnny Kassir: Meh, nothing too special. I think he could do better with the right material to work with.
14:Frank Welker: The best pre-DCAU voice, but that's not really saying much.
15:Allen Enlow: Never liked it, he's trying to hard to sound threatening.
16: Larry Storch and Lennie Weinrib: Doesn't fit the clown prince of crime at all, and feels overly generic.

As I said earlier, I think Steve Blum would be an awesome Joker if he toned down his Green Goblin raspiness a bit and developed a new laugh.
said at 12:31 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@chaosincarnate I'm sure Steve Blum will get a chance to voice Joker fulltime one day.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:59 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Troy is really good, really good. Sometimes I can tell it's him, but other times I feel like I'm listening to Mark again.
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Uhh... Wouldn't Troy's clip be considered a big spoiler?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:57 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Anon It really doesn't mean much if you don't know the context.
said at 11:46 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
 12 Shout Outs!
said at 10:24 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
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Still sticking with Mark but Troy Baker is an awesome Joker. He just has to do more of him in the upcoming future.
Lion's Edge
said at 7:40 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Oh my God...

Troy Baker might be TIED as my favorite Joker! Hell, I'll happily give him my vote; it isn't like Mark Hamill losing one vote is gonna change too much. 'sides, with this performance, Troy has definitely proven himself worthy of succeeding the mantle.
said at 7:35 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Troy sounded a bit better doing the con panel, here he sounds a bit strained.
said at 12:52 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@GothamRed To be fair, Mark sounded a bit strained during his last days too (please don't kill me!)
Sarge Ray
said at 6:18 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Like with Roger Craig Smith as Batman, I was really impressed with how Troy Baker's Joker turned out. He's a very passable Hamill replacement and I could only just make out Troy's more distinctive voice when the Joker was shouting.

Well done, Mr. Baker. Well done.
said at 4:30 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
Aw I was hoping for one of Troy's monologues. Oh well still my 2nd faves.
said at 4:31 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@pete fav
said at 2:33 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
# 1 - Mark Hamill, but you knew that already....
# 2 - Troy Baker.
# 3 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
# 4 - Richard Epcar.
# 5 - John DiMaggio.
# 6 - Michael Emerson.
# 7 - Christopher Corey Smith.
# 8 - Michael Dobson.
# 9 - Jeff Bennett.
# 10 - John Kassir.
# 11 - Corey Burton.
# 12 - Michael McKean.
# 13 - Frank Welker.
# 14 - Lennie Weinrib.
# 15 - Larry Storch.
# 16 - Allen Enlow.
# 17 - Brent Spiner.
said at 11:18 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
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Troy Baker did a fantastic job.
said at 10:35 AM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@ConfusedPhantom you can say that again.
said at 1:44 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
for me:

1. Mark Hamill
2. Kevin Michael Richardson
3. John Dimaggio
4. Troy Baker
5. Richard Epcar
said at 1:48 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
Here are my top 5 Joker voices:
1. Mark Hamill
2. Troy Baker
3. John DiMaggio
4. Michael Emerson
5. Michael Dobson
said at 12:26 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
Mark Hamill and John DiMaggio did a amazing job as the joker
said at 8:35 PM on Wed Nov 6 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Hamill is awesome but Brent Spiner did a awesome job
said at 4:03 PM on Sun Nov 3 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Mark Hamill is the Joker, but Troy was a really cool combo of Heath ledger and Mark Hamill, and KMR is also great. I'd say, after Mark, then Troy, and then KMR.
said at 11:51 AM on Sun Nov 3 2013
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Every1 says that it's crazy that Troy Baker was the voice of Batman & Joker within a year but there was something else that caught my eye.

In "Lego Batman 2" the Joker is voiced by Christopher Corey Smith & in "Arkham Origins" Batman is voiced by Roger Craig Smith. Both the actors opposite Troy had:

1.Same last name.
2.Middle name begins with the letter "c".

I just thought it was kind of weird really.
said at 5:37 PM on Sun Oct 27 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
After Arkham Origins, I'd go with Mark Hamill as the first, Troy Baker as the second, and John DiMaggio as the third.
said at 8:48 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@llawliet159 same although I gotta say troy baker's rendition of cold cold heart at the end of the game was haunting
said at 10:29 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@Seandream91 he was perf as the Joker *___* i hope we get to see him in more future works...
said at 11:48 AM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@llawliet159 wouldn't mind seeing him in a live action batman film as the joker I think he could definitely pull it off
said at 2:19 PM on Sat Nov 16 2013
@llawliet159 I'm gonna change my vote to support Troy Baker..seriously he doesn't get enough votes!...but my best Joker voice will always be Mark Hamill....
said at 11:48 AM on Sun Oct 27 2013
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I'll be changing my vote to Troy Baker once he's added. I know Mark Hamill did an amazing job for nearly 20 years as Mistah J, but Troy just brought so much energy and intimidation to the role that Hamill didn't. I know that sounds unfair, as Troy only played him once, but I was terrified of him at points too. He's even more threatening than Heath Ledger IMHO.
said at 10:27 PM on Fri Oct 25 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
after playing Arkham Origins, I have to say, while I still feel John, Emerson, and Hamill are the best. Troy is one hell of a successor to Marks performance, which I was shocked considering I was thinking he may not be able to pull it off, but after relistening to his Kickback performance from Fall of Cybertron, it gave me hope, and boy Baker didn't disappoint. He pays great respect to how Hamill portrayed the character, and he does a damn good job at it, which makes his Hamill impression, not only one of the best, but in my humble opinion, definitely the best person to pick to play the Joker after Hamill.
said at 11:18 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
Michael McKean, Lennie , Michael Dobson, John, Brent & Larry don't fit the Joker at all.

Mark Hamill is the best Joker out right now but it's sad to know he retired from the character but he did say "Never say never".

I liked all the other performances as they were pretty good with some serious voices & very high pitched voices.

Not long til we hear Troy Baker as Joker. I know some votes will change but my money is on Mark to still come out on top.
said at 9:18 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@Ross123 Disagree about the Michaels McKean and Dobson. I think they sound very fitting.
said at 9:59 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Michael Dobson I might give you but McKean I won't.
said at 9:59 AM on Sat Oct 26 2013
@Ross123 McKean only really had a bit part there. If he changed the pitch and inflection in his voice a bit, he'd sound great for a Silver Age Joker. And that laugh is really great, IMHO.
said at 11:38 AM on Sat Oct 26 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus ok that's fair. Just change the pitch & it'll be better, I suppose I can't argue with that. Point taken.
said at 5:42 PM on Sat Oct 26 2013
@Ross123 If you click his profile and listen to the Evelyn Spyro Throckmorton clip, you actually do hear a Joker-esque quality in his voice acting there. Just pitch that up and keep the laugh, and he'd be at least as good as Jeff Bennett as the campy rendition of Joker.
said at 4:45 AM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus you right about that clip. It really does sound like he is a good Joker if he had used that voice instead.
said at 3:10 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@Ross123 Seriously, I wish he got more than just a bit part so that he could perform to his fullest.
said at 10:10 AM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus yeah that would have been so much better.
said at 11:25 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Ross123 Agreed!
said at 6:23 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
Since this place seems appropriate I voiced the same monologue as troy did! It's on my YouTube channel and I'd love to hear from you sophisticated aspiring voice actors! My video was my interpretation on how. Mark Hamill would have voiced it. (I'm not Hamill obviously) so it has other influences in there aswell. Nicholas Cortez is my channels name! Hope to hear from you all! Been getting a lot of Troy fanboys lately so it would be refreshing to hear from people who love the craft of voice acting as much as I do!
said at 12:25 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
@kroenenmaster The appropriate place to advertise your work would be "The Demo Reel & Voice Samples" section in the forum. Advertising that here isn't ideal and I think it's against the site rules, too. Still, I am a fan of your videos so far and I hope you put out a lot more.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:55 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
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Can you guys hear that? It's the sound of a landslide of votes preparing to shift to Troy Baker...
said at 8:20 AM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@TylerMirage I can't really see him dethroning Mark anytime soon, but I'm sure he's still gonna shoot up on that pole. Roger on the other hand I don't think will change things much.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:53 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
@VctrBnsn Oh gosh, no, he'll never dethrone Mark. It's moreso John, Kevin and Richard's votes that'll move... ;)
said at 9:10 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@TylerMirage I've listened to his Killing Joke monologue from NYCC, and.....

Yeah, this about sums it up:
said at 4:20 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
My reaction to Troy Baker's Joker after E3 2013:
"Shut up & take my money!"

My reaction to Troy Baker's Joker after seeing the video of Troy Baker reading the "Killing Joke" monologue at New York Comic Con -
"Shut up & take my soul!!"
said at 1:21 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
After hearing Troy Baker at comic con I'll say this, it is not the best but not the worst. I think the praise is a little much and the hate is way blown out of proportion. He sounds good in this particular version of the role, and we'll see how he does in Origins, he may change my mind for better or worse.
said at 3:07 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
Sure Mark Hamill retired, but he will always be the Joker to me.
said at 3:44 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
*retired from being the Joker
said at 3:55 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Mark Hamill - He IS the Joker. He's always been the Joker, and he'll always be the Joker.
2. Troy Baker - When he's up here. From what we've heard, he does a perfect impersonation of a younger Mark Hamill.
3. Michael Dobson - Sounds similar to Hamill in his later days.
4. John DiMaggio - He plays him sort of like Jack Nicholson but really makes it his own.
5. Kevin Micheal Richardson - Started off by emulating Hamill, but became his own voice that really shows his range.
6. Jeff Bennett - Just a very fun, manic performance that fits Joker well.
7. Richard Epcar - A bit deep but still very solid. I could hear him voicing the KMR version too. The laugh needs work, though.
8. Christopher Corey Smith - Just the sort of performance you'd expect from Joker.
9. Allen Enlow - Would fit "The Dark Knight Returns" Joker MUCH better than Michael Emerson, especially the way he says "darling!"
10. Mihcael McKean - Was a bit part, but he had potential to be a great Joker in his own right.
(It's all downhill from here folks)
11. John Kassir - A good evil clown voice, but it just doesn't scream "Joker" to me.
12. Frank Welker - Again, decent voice but not Joker.
13. Michael Emerson - A terrific psychopath voice, but not how I'd ever imagine Joker sounding, not even this version.
14. Corey Burton - As someone put it, he sounds like King Bumi. That is NOT the Joker!
15. Larry Storch - Completely unfitting. Even Caeser Romero sounded more insane than that!
16. Lennie Weinrib - A poor imitation of the already poor Storch version.
17. Brent Spiner - The biggest disappointment. If he'd used his Puck voice, he'd make a decent Joker. Instead he's doing this horrible raspy, gravelly voice that doesn't work at all, and makes Joker sound like a thug. It's like he heard Heath Ledger's delivery of "Why so SERIOUS?" and based an entire performance off of that!
said at 7:40 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Emerson has grown on me a bit. I change him to number 11, above both Kassir and Welker.
said at 2:08 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus troys joker flat out fails to give a special performance. He really under voiced the character especially with the laugh. Troy tries to say that he's not doing an impression and that's just malarkey! Just because he does a bad impression of Hamill still means he's doing an impression. He dosent seem to get that. Really bugs me that he always has to throw that in. " I'm not doing an impression " ugh . I've heard leaked multiplayer gameplay of his joker over 30 minutes long and he sounds pretty bad. I know what your thinking.... GASP!!! CAN THIS BEE!!?! Yup. He sounds nothing like the 10 seconds of dialogue you've heard him in the trailer. Makes sense to put the best sounding audio for the trailers to make more hype but if you have any respect for the character as much as I do you'll know how awkward troy sounds after actually listening to actuall dialogue instead of these trailer bits. Even Mark loves Dimaggios take on it instead of troys. A bland rip off of marks joker. (P.s. I know I'm probably one of the few people who's not on the troy bandwagon)
said at 8:36 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@kroenenmaster I've listened to a full video with Troy's Joker, and him read lines from "The Killing Joke" at Comic Con, and I think he sounds fantastic, the laugh included. I think you're confusing "not going as over-the-top as possible" to "bland voice acting." Though I find it odd that he'd say he wasn't an impression when it clearly is, and has to be since he's playing a younger version of the character voiced my Mark Hamill in the previous games.
said at 4:50 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus how old are you
said at 7:19 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
@keontaecanada ...And that matters how?
said at 7:03 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@keontaecanada Wow, you just got creepy.
said at 10:11 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Comicfan117 But that's closer to how I imagined Joker in TDKR sounding like. Not that Emerson didn't do an awesome performance, but the voice itself isn't as..."fruity" as I imagined it in the comic.
said at 1:03 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus What's your name? How old are you? Where do ya go to school? (This is a song reference, this is in no way a serious question. And if you get the reference you're awesome.)
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I...don't' get the reference. Guess I'm not awesome. :( All I'm reminded of is that "Hey, I just met you" song.
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@Comicfan117 I hear Silver Age Joker as a mix of Mark Hamill and Jeff Bennett's takes.
said at 10:00 PM on Fri Oct 25 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Especially with that avatar, too.
said at 11:28 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Comicfan117 Closet? He was pretty blatant about it to me. And that's why Allen Enlow and Michael Emerson both work for me. Enlow sounds more camp and fruity with the whole "hello darling!" thing ("darling" is a word Miller's Joker used a lot), while Emerson sounds both psychopathic and gay in a "Charles Nelson Reilly" sort of way.
said at 4:45 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Like with Conroy, Hamil being top of the polls is a no brainer. As much as I love that Joker voice of his, I'm gonna be a rebel and vote someone else. Besides, it's not like one less vote's gonna hurt his lead.
said at 9:20 AM on Tue Oct 1 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Fact is Joker is the most popular super villain ever. If people are afraid of clowns, it's probably because of him. I hope Joker has a major appearance in Beware the Batman. No villain is better than him. He's the very example of an evil clown in childrens nightmares.
said at 2:30 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@Legacyman I doubt he will.
said at 1:37 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
@Troodon2 I said I hope he will. A guy can hope, can't he?
said at 6:36 AM on Thu Sep 26 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
The Batman's Joker is HIGHLY underrated. Kevin did a SUPERB job with the role, and his ability to drop from high, Hamill-style to an EXTREMELY deep and rumbling voice made the character all the more menacing and interesting to listen to speak.

My favorite line of all time from him:
said at 3:52 PM on Thu Sep 26 2013
@Morec0 I agree, he should have even reprised the role for Injustice.
said at 7:33 PM on Sun Sep 29 2013
@Morec0 Hell, he should've voiced Joker in the final boss fight of Batman: Arkham Asylum, where Joker undergoes the Titan transformation.

Or, at least, they could've edited Mark Hamill's voice to sound deeper & more monstrous.
said at 7:54 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Yeah, I thought Hamill's normal voice coming out of that thing was a little off.
said at 2:07 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy A little off? Incredibly off.
said at 8:22 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Joker? Incredibly off? WHAT A TWIST. :-O
said at 12:27 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight As the big Titan monster abomination thing? Yes, yes he was.
said at 1:01 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
Mark as number #1 is kinda a given.. so I'm just gonna stick Troy as number #2, even though I havent heard it yet, know he'll homerun it
said at 4:35 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
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Is anybody else worried that because of the love and fandom Mark Hamill gets for his Joker it has scared actors, directors and producers into not trying something different with the character? For example, Troy Baker's take of the Joker so far is great don't get me wrong, but it seems like people are praising him more for sounding like Mark Hamill instead of bringing something new to the character.

I love Mark Hamill and his Joker will always be one of the greatest takes of a character ever, but I want something new and fresh. I want someone to bring as much passion as Mark Hamill brought to the role WITHOUT trying to sound like Mark Hamill. In my opinion, John DiMaggio's take was a great step forward.
said at 7:51 PM on Thu Aug 22 2013
@T-Flow I agree, although I do very much enjoy John DiMaggio's, KMR's, and Jeff Bennett's take on the characters. They add something new.
said at 11:51 AM on Wed Aug 28 2013

In defense of Troy Baker's Joker in Arkham Origins, it is a prequel to Asylum and City, so it does make sense for him to emulate Hamill there, given he's supposed to be a younger version of a Joker Hamill voiced.
said at 11:19 AM on Fri Sep 6 2013
@T-Flow I do hope that after Arkham City that they take a nice long break from trying to do anymore Mark Hamill sound-alikes. As much as I truly love his version of the character and always will... having every single version of the character sound like that would be obnoxious to the point of insanity.

I also have to agree about John DiMaggio, he was awesome! :)
said at 11:20 AM on Fri Sep 6 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I meant to say Arkham Origins.
said at 1:39 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@Anicomicgeek You're right it does make sense. Like PsychicVoiceSpy said, hopefully after this game they won't do anymore Mark Hamill sound-alikes. Heck, here's hoping they take a break from the Joker character period. He's become oversaturated.
said at 7:53 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
@T-Flow How 'bout some more Mr. Freeze, okay? Is that too much to ask?
said at 5:12 AM on Fri Aug 16 2013
I say Mark Hamill and Kevin Michael Richardson are the best 2 voices of Joker. As for Richard Epcar, if he used the same voice he used to play the role of Myotismon, he would've made a true Joker Villain.
said at 8:19 PM on Mon Jul 29 2013
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Corey Burton's sounds like a failed Ice King impression.
A good voice actor, but man, The Joker is just not the character for him.
said at 2:20 PM on Wed Jul 31 2013
@RenoRebirth He's trying to replicate how a voice actor for Joker would sound in... well (for a lack of a better term) the "Pre-90s" Era of Animation. XD It's not supposed to be very good.
said at 5:33 AM on Thu Jul 18 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Mark Hamill- Iconic as the Joker. Plain and simple.

Richard Epcar- He did quite well in MKvDC. One of the better performances from that game. But he was even better in Injustice. I would like to see him have a another shot. Oh, and to anyone who thinks Epcar has no range, listen to his Joker or Bobobo.

Christopher Corey Smith- Excellent. A much more playful yet unpredictable approach that fits perfectly. Would love for him to have another go at Joker.

John DiMaggio- The best thing from Red Hood. Great performance there.
said at 8:56 PM on Tue Jul 23 2013
@Fulgore2005 It's not that Epcar has no range, the problem is that his voice is too rumbly that it sounds like a generic anime or japanese-based game character.
said at 9:02 AM on Tue Jul 16 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Mark Hamill: 10/10
Jeff Bennett: 6/10 (Silver Age Joker)
Kevin Michael Richardson: 6.5/10
Michael McKean: 9/10 (Silver Age Joker)
Larry Storch: 3/10
Richard Epcar: 7/10
Frank Welker: 4.5/10
Lennie Weinrib: 2.5/10
Michael Dobson: 8.5/10
John DiMaggio: 9.5/10
John Kassir: 7.5/10
Corey Burton: 3.5/10
Allen Enlow: 5.5/10
Brent Spiner: 5/10
Christopher Corey Smith: 7.5/10
Michael Emerson: 10/10 (Frank Miller Joker)
Shiny Raticate
said at 3:10 AM on Fri Jul 12 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Hooo... There's a lot of Joker actors, but I'd like to focus on the more modern ones (Not that I don't have any love for the older ones), so I'll make this review brief.
1. Mark Hamill. Created the definition of the Joker, but that turns into a bad thing sometimes, because people don't give the other Joker actors a chance. Fantastic actor, especially with the laugh; it's contagious!
2. Jeff Bennett. Puts an interesting spin on the Joker with his voice. He's also got a good laugh, too.
3. Kevin Michael Richardson. Though hated a lot by others, I actually really liked his Joker. Sometimes, he could sound like Mark Hamill, even in the laughter.
4. Richard Epcar. Not a huge fan... he couldn't capture the insanity.
5. John DiMaggio. Holy crap, this man did a phenomenal job, especially in the final scene: "You managed to find a way to win... AND EVERYBODY STILL LOSES!" His laugh was perfect as well.
6. John Kassir. Not bad; kind of sounds like a younger Mark Hamill.
7. Brent Spiner. He actually does a pretty good job, if you think about it, because he sounds insane. My only qualms are the use of the word "jollies", and the chuckle at the beginning.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 12:37 AM on Sun Jul 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Come the time it's available, I may need to change my vote to Troy Baker. Anyone hear it yet? Incredible.
said at 9:52 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Mark Hamill, John DiMaggio, and Kevin Michael Richardson.
said at 6:20 AM on Sat Jun 15 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Troy Baker's take is really impressing me at the moment!
said at 1:06 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
1. Mark Hamill (obviously)
2. Richard Epcar (Injustice version)
3. John DiMaggio
4. Mike Emerson
said at 3:23 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
I honestly cannot wait to hear Troy Baker's take on The Joker.
Madness Abe
said at 6:04 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@RenoRebirth @MilanTheVillain01 The new Arkham Origins trailer showed off a bit of his voice acting for the Joker. And dang, he sounds almost exactly like Mark Hamill!
said at 10:10 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@Madness Abe Just watched it.
Holy ****. I know he's a great voice actor, but even still, he manages to impress me.
said at 6:18 PM on Thu Jun 13 2013
@RenoRebirth I agree he makes a good younger version of joker
said at 2:20 AM on Thu Jun 20 2013
@Madness Abe
Hey that's what I said!
said at 4:24 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Mark Hamill is the Joker. That said, KMR, Richard Epcar and John DiMaggio are really good to, with KMR as my second favorite.
said at 6:43 PM on Mon May 27 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Mark Hamill- What can I honestly say? No seriously, what can I say? Hamill has not only made the character his own, but did it for nearly 20 years and has made the Joker one of the most memorable of villains of all time. 10/10

Jeff Bennett- Whenever I heard this performance all I could hear was Dexters Dad just crazier. But it isn't bad, it just isn't a great joker. 5/10

Kevin Michael Richardson- Kevin does a pretty good job, and I was at first skeptical when they were having an African American play the Joker, but he did the role well, but its a tad too low for my taste. 6/10

Michael McKean- he does a great job for not having a lot to really work, and gets the laugh and tone down well. 6.5/10

Larry Storch- he doesn't stand out really that much to me and his voice sounds too nasally. 3/10

Richard Epcar- While basically doing a Hamill impression, Epcar does a decent job, and he does do Mark justice. 6.5/10

Frank Welker- its okay but nothing much to really say about it. 5/10

Lennie Weinrib-its the same case with Larry but replaces the nasally voice with it being too deep and raspy. 3/10

Michael Dobson- Not only does he do a fantastic Batman, but does a TOP NOTCH impression of Joker and this really shows off Dobsons range very well. 7.5/10

John DiMaggio- John is just falt out AMAZING. He doesn't do what everyone else was doing at the time, being a Hamill Impression, and makes the character his own. He does both a mix of Personality of the Heath Ledger Joker and the type of dialogue that Hamill had and makes him not only enjoyable but incredibly creepy. 10/10

John Kassir- John does a great job but I feel if he did a somewhat deeper version of his Crypt Keeper voice it would've fit much, much better. but its a decent performance. 7/10

Corey Burton- I don't feel like I can really say almost anything about this performance since it is a tribute to the Scooby Doo era of Batman and is much more silly than todays jokers, so I can't really judge Corey on very much. 3.5/10

Allen Enlow- Allen is WAAAAAY too high at some points but he does get a few lines that are very good, but I feel he is just a very strange choice for the Joker. But its just average at best. 5/10

Brent Spiner- Spiner at least tried a more Heath Ledger style Joker performance, but it is much too raspy and quiet to be a memorable performance. I give him credit for trying to sound creepy and be a standout, but it feels too forced I think. 4.5/10

Christopher Corey Smith- *Sigh* This was at a time where Hamill Impressions were already done to death, and Corey is no different than most of the others, in fact, I think he's worse than most of the others. Not only is his voice ear wrenchingly annoying at many lines, and laughs way too damn much, he is just trying way too hard, to the point its almost embarrassing for me to listen to. 2/10

Michael Emerson- WOW! Not only does Emerson nail the role perfectly, he falls right in the middle of Heath and Hamill but makes it his own great performance on his own. He does the Graphic Novel great justice and is one of the best written performances I've seen in DC Animation. 10/10

Overall it's hard for me to pick a favorite but I think I have to go with Emerson and DiMaggio at a tie with Hamill right next to both of them
said at 10:41 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
@Comicfan117 I said above "after playing Arkham Origins, I have to say, while I still feel John, Emerson, and Hamill are the best. Troy is one hell of a successor to Marks performance, which I was shocked considering I was thinking he may not be able to pull it off, but after relistening to his Kickback performance from Fall of Cybertron, it gave me hope, and boy Baker didn't disappoint. He pays great respect to how Hamill portrayed the character, and he does a damn good job at it, which makes his Hamill impression, not only one of the best, but in my humble opinion, definitely the best person to pick to play the Joker after Hamill."
said at 8:42 AM on Wed May 22 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Apparently Troy Baker's voicing Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins. This ought to be interesting.
said at 10:10 AM on Wed May 22 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Troy has one of the most unbelievable ranges ever. I'm sure he will do just fine.

6 months later.

Oh god, what were the casting directors thinking?!

said at 4:20 PM on Wed May 22 2013
@VctrBnsn Troy Baker, Troy Baker everywhere.
said at 9:29 PM on Wed May 22 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Second to play Batman AND Joker, third if you count KMR. Good on him.
said at 7:58 AM on Thu May 23 2013
@Red524 He's also the fifth to play Batman and Joker if you count Corey Burton and Frank Welker.
said at 10:39 AM on Thu May 23 2013
@coolgeek176 Whoops, forgot them. How about this; he's the second to play both Batman and Joker in non-cameo roles?
said at 2:05 PM on Fri May 24 2013
@Red524 who was the first?
said at 7:26 PM on Fri May 24 2013
@WoodstockProd Michael Dobson
said at 2:03 PM on Sat May 25 2013
@VctrBnsn oh gosh. He does have a lot of ranges but the joker is a tough guy to do! Either he will be a 6-7 out of 10. Is my prediction. Hamill set the bar really high. I hope they show us his voice at E3!!
said at 9:31 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@kroenenmaster I think his Joker is probably more like an 8. The gameplay that showed him really amazed me. Like I said before Troy has an unbelievable range, and this just proves it.
said at 11:23 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@VctrBnsn now that I've heard him I was right with the range I think. In the gameplay footage (not the trailer that was his grand appearence) he sounds more like ledger..3 seconds in the trailer sounds better than how he speaks in the gameplay as a whole. So I'll give ya that 8 but he's more a hybrid with ledger in it because of his tone and laugh.
said at 12:46 PM on Mon May 20 2013
1: Mark Hamill (Was there really any doubt? Mark owned that role. He brought a good mix between psychotic while still being able to make you laugh. He will be greatly missed, now that the has retired from the Clown Prince of Crime).

2: Michael Dobson (If anyone could take Mark's place, one option would to be Mr. Dobson. He made the Joker feel not only insane, but somewhat hyper while retaining that joking side. I wish he had more to work with).

3: John DiMaggio (I loved him much more a while a go, but after listening he seems just a bit off, just a but generic. However, his laugh, my god his laugh is perfect! Best laugh for the Joker since Mark! He also had great dialogue to work with... Minus the big boy pants line).

4: Christopher Corey Smith (Talk about charming, Chris' humorous take on the Joker is a breath of fresh air against the other more dark Jokers. He nails the playful side of the Joker while retaining that unpredictable nature that makes him psychotic).
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:37 PM on Wed May 15 2013
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A lot of poeple are saying Steven Blum should be the next Joker and while I do like Steven I don't think he would so as Joker.
Here's the thing, all the best Jokers here have one thing in common, they make Joker sound human. An insane human but human none the less.

Steven's Green Goblin (or Hobgoblin) voice is..well Goblin-y and almost inhuman like and I think it would feel werid hearing him as the Joker
said at 6:11 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@Music Meister THANK YOU. It's nice to see someone else that thinks this.
said at 6:40 PM on Tue Sep 3 2013
^This, pretty much.^
said at 12:32 PM on Thu May 9 2013
My favourite is Richard Epcar from Injustice

I think Michael Emerson is the second

Mark Hammill is good but he is'nt that good anymore
said at 12:01 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
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There seem to be three kinds of Jokers: Mark Hamill's crazy-yet-goofy, John DiMaggio's cruelly humorous, and Jeff Bennett's extreme camp. (Kevin Micheal Richardson seems to swing between the three.) Each is distinct in its own way, showcasing different sides of the Joker and making it very hard to pick one actor. In the end, however, Hamill's Joker is iconic. I very much hope that they make an adaptation of "The Killing Joke," because he's stated that's the only reason he would come out of Joker retirement.
said at 3:00 AM on Sat Apr 27 2013
I really did not like Richard Epcar's Joker voice at all. It's not just the voice, but is tone is too rumbly for the character. The reason why I didn't like Ecpar's joker voice myself is because the other voices sounded more natural and had a gentle rasp.

So either the next voice be Steve Blum, or at least Tom Kenny or Scott McNeil.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:48 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
@Troodon2 So the next voice will be one of those three? That's a pretty big assumption.
said at 2:47 AM on Sun Apr 28 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I'm just hoping it's either one, I'm not blatantly shouting out a false conformation.
said at 8:29 AM on Wed May 15 2013
@Troodon2 I think Steve Blum could work, actually.
If he more or less uses his Hobgoblin voice from Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, he could work wonders!
said at 6:59 AM on Fri Apr 26 2013
Mark is the best for me,good thing that all actors did a great job.
said at 11:00 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
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After playing through Injustice: Gods Among Us, I had to change my vote to Richard Epcar.
said at 10:26 AM on Wed Apr 17 2013
@SalaComMander He really stepped it up in that game. He was OK before, but now, I see him becoming one of the great Joker voices, second only to Mark himself.
said at 9:52 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
@VctrBnsn Yeah I know what you mean. He sounds much more natural in Injustice then he does in MK vs. DC.
said at 1:12 AM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@LordofEvil96 I agree with everyone, Epcar has definitely step up his game as the Joker, definitely on one of my top Joker. They should change his clip to the Injustice game for a better comparison and I hope he's in more games or a show.
said at 4:45 AM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@MrParadox Is Richard Epcar's voice any different in Injustice compared to Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe?
said at 10:01 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 I feel that he has a slightly lower pitch than in MK vs DC. The best way to describe it is going from trying to sound like Mark Hamill to having his voice being based on Hamill while having his own little spin if that makes any sense. But what I mean is that the clip for Epcar is probably not the best example for a comparison when you compare it to Injustice.
said at 11:33 PM on Sun Apr 21 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 It's basically the same voice, but the acting is a lot better.
said at 11:39 PM on Sun Apr 21 2013
@VctrBnsn Ah, I got you!
said at 12:27 AM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 @MrParadox I think the main difference is that Richard Epcar has a naturally pretty deep voice, but in MK vs. DC he was trying to push his voice higher and it just ended up sounding unnatural.
said at 12:59 AM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@Red524 Indeed, he does. His voice for Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness in the Kingdom Hearts series is probably the deepest I've ever heard him go.
said at 10:04 AM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 I don't think the performance itself deserves a voice clip here on the VC, but it does deserve a voice clip on Richard's page and on the Injustice page. In fact, even though the game had a lot of reprisals, I think they all deserve a voice clip for the acting alone.
said at 10:21 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@VctrBnsn Maybe the MK Vs. DC clip could be replaced with an Injustice clip if it's that much better. That kind of thing's been done in the past, like with Frank Welker's newer Megatron voice clip from one of the games being switched to a Prime clip.
said at 10:51 PM on Thu May 9 2013
@Red524 Maybe, I would like to see that. More than likely though they will keep it as is.
said at 10:14 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
While Mark Hamill retired from the role, he'll always be the Joker to me.
said at 6:19 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
Mark Hamill - Gives the perfect balance between psycho killer and funny clown. His performances in Justice League, Batman Beyond: ROTJ, and the Arkham games are his best IMHO
John DiMaggio - His is close to Hamill's but different enough to be awesome
Michael Emerson - Great choice for a TDKR Joker version
Kevin M Richardson - Different, but I like it
Jeff Bennet - Good for a Silver Age version
Michael Dobson - I know it's his Cobra Commander voice, but I think it works better for Joker
Richard Epcar - Not bad at all
The rest are kinda throw aways
said at 3:22 PM on Wed Apr 10 2013
@Ethan Even CC Smith?
said at 6:26 PM on Sun Apr 7 2013
Have to say Epcar is my favorite!
said at 7:56 PM on Mon Apr 1 2013
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i must say, i am impressed with michael emerson's joker. not up to par with mark hamill, but still very good. i think the animated portion of the movie was the best part. he looked so demonic near the end.
said at 11:36 AM on Wed Mar 27 2013
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I think Michael Emerson would have been a better pick for Young Justice Joker.
said at 3:05 AM on Wed Mar 27 2013
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Hey, look, Michael Dobson using his Starscream voice. You think the dude'd learn some range or something.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:09 PM on Wed Mar 27 2013
@Damolisher Dobson has plenty of range, so it's more likely the fault of the voice directing.
said at 8:50 AM on Thu Apr 18 2013
@Damolisher I just assumed he going for a younger version of Hamill's.
said at 9:26 AM on Thu Mar 21 2013
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I actually think Hamill's Joker has sounded better with age. Hamill's performance for the Joker in the Arkham games, although vastly darker than the animated series, I feel was better than his voice from the show, which whilst good didn't quite feel as fully formed as it does now. And that has nothing to do with the words he says or the mood, purely the addition of that slight rasp - intentional or not - that has made the character sound less like a voice actor and more like the character's own voice.
said at 11:47 PM on Sun Mar 17 2013
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I'm sorry, my evil twin must have hacked into my account ; )
said at 11:45 PM on Sun Mar 17 2013
said at 8:26 AM on Wed Mar 13 2013
The extra N was a typo.
said at 8:25 AM on Wed Mar 13 2013
John DiMaggio's take reminds me a bit of Jack N Nicholson's version from the 89 film.
said at 3:37 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
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What Pgirts said. Mark Hamill. No contest. Besides being one of the most distinctive voices out there, he has a good bit of range with the character too. If you compare his more comical performance from BTAS to his darker rendition in Batman Beyond ROTJ, and finally his performance in the Arkham games he really showed impressive range. Also, he has the greatest laugh of all time, in my humble opinion of course.

Second place: John DiMaggio. I'm not sure how well he would work as a classic version of The Joker, but I thoroughly enjoyed his performance in Under The Red Hood.
said at 11:54 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
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Mark Hamill - the quintessential Joker. No use comparing the other guys to him, so I`ll judge them on there own performance.
Jeff Bennett - I really enjoy listening to him as Joker. I think he fit the design and tone nice.
KMR - Same.
Richard Epcar - a decent Mark Hamill replacement.
Michael Dobson - WOW, he surprised me.
John DiMaggio - Fit the design for him in the movie. I liked him a lot, but probably wouldn`t cast him again.
John Kassir - Another Surprise.
Brent Spiner - I dont think he`s as bad as people
say he is, but he is forced.
CCS - Yet another surprise!
Michael Emerson - I like him as an actor and once thought he could play Joker but quickly dismissed that thought. Now that he did, I think he did a good job. I`d watch him as Joker again.
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 12:09 AM on Mon Feb 18 2013
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Hamill. No contest.

Second place for me is McKean. He's got a very charismatic sound to his voice and a great laugh.
said at 1:47 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
How would YJ be for Batman villains if Andrea Romano was in charge of it?
said at 9:27 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
@pete My problem with YJ Joker was the fact that they were trying to capitalize on TDK Joker, which I was never a fan of. I don't blame Brent Spiner or Jamie Thomason; they did their best to work with the crappy material they got.
said at 10:30 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight How would you back up Riddler or Hugo Strange them? lol
said at 10:42 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
@pete ...I got nothing. :-P
said at 4:40 PM on Sun Feb 17 2013

According to Weisman, Ledger's Joker wasn't that big an influence--and anyway, even so, he still doesn't work. Ledger's Joker had an energy to him that Spiner's version lacked. And personally, I'm not sure that Jamie Thomason is entirely blameless; better voice direction in this case could've helped blunt some of the complaints.
said at 8:16 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
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They did the Joker's death perfectly in TDKR Part 2. I was skeptical at first about him dying that way but it was awesome. That being said while I think Emerson was dong a Ledger impression but it worked anyway and sounded like Ledger mixed with Storch or Welker.
said at 12:04 AM on Fri Feb 15 2013
I thought Michael Emerson was really good as the DKReturns Joker. Christopher Corey Smith was also good.
said at 6:01 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
Michael Emerson sounds like how I wanted Christopher Corey Smith to sound in Lego Batman 2. Other than that, Emerson is fantastic IMO close to as good as Hamill and Dimaggio IMO
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:28 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
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Micheal Emerson sounds kinda forced
said at 8:11 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@Music Meister I think he's trying too hard to do a Ledger impression.
said at 11:13 PM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@pete Though, if anyone had an excuse to do a totally emotionless/quiet psycho-type Joker, it would be Emerson. The Dark Knight Returns comic intentionally featured an emotionally subdued (though still very violent) Joker to demonstrate just how much the future DCU had twisted every character out of shape - the Joker's sense of humor, whimsy and energy have basically rotted away, and all that's left is his cruelty and psychotic attraction to Batman.

Heck, I was kind of annoyed with the DTV adaptation for sticking all those one-liners in Joker's dialogue. They're fun, yes, but they also kind of miss the point of the story.
said at 3:59 PM on Thu Feb 14 2013
Michael Emerson isn't bad. Nowhere near on Mark's level though.
said at 6:48 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
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By far, Mark Hamill is the best Joker out there. But if for some reason you want to remove him, Kevin Michael Richardson does a pretty good job, John DiMaggio is different but still captures the spirit of the Joker, Michael Dobson was a pleasant surprise, he in my opinion sounds the closest to Hamill and does a good job acting. C.C.S. was also a pleasant surprise as I think he did a good job. Kassir I find underrated since he reminds me of a pre BTAS Joker only with much better acting. Anyone before BTAS (barring Welker) was bad and the rest are just forgettable.
said at 8:13 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@MrParadox Larry Storch was actually pretty good considering how cartoony his was, Lennie Wnrib is really the only bad voice out those three.
Lion's Edge
said at 6:49 AM on Sat Jan 26 2013
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I have to say... Mark Hamill IS the Joker. From the maniacal laugh to the giddy sadism, he mastered the voice of the Joker. My vote is going to Mark. However, I do believe that John DiMaggio, Kevin Michael Richardson and Christopher Corey Smith made some great performances as well.

...But I do not like Brett Spiner. Young Justice, why do you always produce mixed results with casting Batman villains?

In the future, however, as a successor to Mark Hamill, I'd like to see Steven Blum voice the Joker. His Green Goblin performance, I thought, was very fitting for how the Joker would behave, right down to the cackle... and perhaps add elements of his Orochimaru performance for that extra edge in the sinister air around him.
said at 7:58 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
Mark Hamill!
said at 3:22 PM on Mon Dec 31 2012
Next to Mark Hamill,John DiMaggio did a really great job as the joker.
said at 5:03 PM on Wed Dec 5 2012
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What up with YJ and bad /mixed bag casting for Batman villains?
said at 3:35 AM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@pete Ra's al Ghul was pretty well cast IMO. But the rest, on the other hand...
said at 8:12 AM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I thought Bane was well cast too.
said at 9:08 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@coolgeek176 Oh yeah, him too.
said at 9:36 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013

Personally, I thought Alyssa Milano was good as Poison Ivy. But yeah, they just dropped the ball with Joker and Riddler, didn't they?
said at 8:10 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@Anicomicgeek Mr. Freeze was ok but he pre TAS.
said at 1:57 AM on Sat Feb 16 2013
@pete I thought their Freeze was terrible. Same with Hugo Strange.

Clayface sounded pretty good, though.
said at 1:46 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Freeze was better tan Jker or Riddler at least it sounds like a generic villain which is what he was in YJ. Forgot about Strange. Let's just that abomination of a casting lol.
said at 2:54 PM on Sun Feb 17 2013
@pete *than Joker
said at 5:01 PM on Wed Oct 10 2012
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The Joker sure had a lot of voices, Mark Hamill is the best but many others are good (DiMaggio, Richardson, Dobson), some are interesting (Storch), some are wierd (Welker, Corey Smith, Kassir, Burton, Epcar) some are blend (Bennett, McKean) and some are pretty bad (Spiner, Enlow, Weinrib) Lennie Weinrib is actually my worst Joker voice.
said at 5:08 PM on Tue Sep 18 2012
Mark Hamill will always be The Joker
said at 1:49 PM on Wed Sep 12 2012
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1. Mark hamill hands down!!!!!

2. John DiMaggio is pretty good too!!!
said at 4:50 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
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I just recently watched the episode of Young Justice with Joker in Danish...
It was horrific!!!!
He sounded like a brat and not the murdering psycho he's supposed to be.
said at 12:04 AM on Mon Aug 27 2012
Mark Hamill is by far the best joker. My second favorite is John DiMaggio.
said at 9:01 PM on Tue Oct 23 2012
Christopher Corey Smith was good too but his laugh sounded like a monkey to me. I'd put him third under Dimaggio.
said at 12:56 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@coolgeek176 Exactly what i said.
said at 12:57 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@coolgeek176 I
said at 7:44 PM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@pete What?
said at 3:51 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@coolgeek176 Look a few comments below.
said at 4:51 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@pete I know but ne of your comments just says I.
said at 6:34 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@coolgeek176 I was correcting my grammar from my comment above it.
said at 7:36 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@pete Oh okay. I messed up on my comment too. I forgot the O in one.
said at 8:42 AM on Mon Aug 20 2012
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Mark Hamill, but Brent Spiner did a great job do. The others? Nothing really stood out to me.
said at 2:25 PM on Mon Jul 30 2012
I watched an episode of "BTAS" in Hungarian, and Joker IS indeed Luke Skywalker. But only in "A New Hope." That casting call isn't quite why I voted for Hamill.
said at 10:20 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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mark hamill,john dimaggio and chris smith
said at 4:23 AM on Tue Jul 24 2012
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Oh lord! Chris Smith's Joker ROCKS! Time for new rankings

1. Mark Hamill
2. Chris Smith
3. Richard Epcar
4. Michael Dobson
5. Kevin Michael Richardson
said at 11:31 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
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Woah! Christopher Corey Smith makes an amazing Joker! Sounds a little like Mark Hamill, but the voice is different no less. I rank them like this:

1. Mark Hamill
2. Christopher Corey Smith
3. Micheal Dobson
4. Richard Epcar
5. Kevin Micheal Richardson
6. John Kassir
said at 4:57 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
@Torak Great choices. Mine's in a slightly different order plus it includes Larry Storch and John Dimaggio but still great list.
said at 8:40 AM on Mon Jul 23 2012
@pete Thanks a lot man. :)
said at 11:44 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Christopher Corey Smith was awesome. It sounds like it was Hamill inspired but it's also a different voice completely. I also like that the music from the Burton films in it. I'd love to see him do a more serious take. Though does anyone else think his laugh sounds like a monkey?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:12 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
@pete Dang, now I can't unhear the monkey thing :P

While I've never played the Lego games, I do agree that using the soundtrack from the '89 movie was a neat touch.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:42 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
@pete Yeah, I totally thought that as I was recording the clip. I do agree that Chris makes a fantastic The Joker.
said at 11:30 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@NCZ Chris's Joker voice kinda sounds a bit like Nezumi from One Piece (well, Dan Green's version, at any rate).
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:15 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
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Serious Joker
1. Mark Hamil- Duh, he was sinister and menacing yet still funny. Shame he retired as the Joker but he'll never be forgotten as him.

2. Micheal Dobson- He sounds like a young Mark Hamil, even his performance is a lot like Mark's. His take is pretty underrated.

3. Kevin Richardson- A different take on the Joker but man does Kevin pull it off. It's unpredictable and menacing but can still bring the laughs. It's one of the few times where an inconstint voice works really well. t's a nice change of pace for him.

4. Richard Epcar- It's an alright Mark Hamil impression, sounds forced at times but performance is pretty good. Good mix of threatening and comical.

5. Allen Enlow- The voice sounds kinda silly but it does kind of fit the Joker. You can hear he's having fun and it does sound pretty menacing at times.

6. John DiMaggio/Brent Spinder- Both are miscasts. They aren't horrible voices but they do not fit the Joker at all. John had some good delivery on some lines but his laugh was too forced and his voice seemed more fitting for Black Mask or some other Crime lord. Brent, again not terrible, didn't sound crazy enough for the Joker. He also had good delivery and good lines but he just lacks that Joker feel.
said at 5:44 AM on Thu Jun 28 2012
@Music Meister Completly Agree with you mate. Oh and Brent is so awful it's not even funny! 0_0 No offense anyone.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:30 PM on Thu Jun 28 2012
@Torak Everything about Brent's Joker screams more of Zzazz then Joker.
said at 1:20 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@Music Meister It's interesting that you called Epcar's Joker an impression. He himself said that he never really heard Hamill's Joker in his life. :x (which is kinda surprising to be honest)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:12 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
@ConfusedPhantom Really? Hmmm, oh well doesn't change his place in my ranking though.
said at 12:09 AM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@Music Meister

"Brent, again not terrible, "

Yes it was. :-P
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:15 AM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight No, he was good. His devivery on the last line was sinister yet kinda funny. It's not good for the Joker but on it's own rights it's fine
said at 7:47 AM on Tue Jun 19 2012
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# 1 - Mark Hamill, but you knew that already....
# 2 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
# 3 - Richard Epcar.
# 4 - John DiMaggio.
# 5 - Michael Dobson.
# 6 - Jeff Bennett.
# 7 - John Kassir.
# 8 - Corey Burton.
said at 5:20 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012

# 1 - Mark Hamill, but you knew that already....
# 2 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
# 3 - Richard Epcar.
# 4 - John DiMaggio.
# 5 - Christopher Corey Smith
# 6 - Michael Dobson.
# 7 - Jeff Bennett.
# 8 - John Kassir.
# 9 - Corey Burton.
said at 2:08 AM on Fri Feb 15 2013

# 1 - Mark Hamill, but you knew that already....
# 2 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
# 3 - Richard Epcar.
# 4 - John DiMaggio.
# 5 - Michael Emerson.
# 6 - Christopher Corey Smith.
# 7 - Michael Dobson.
# 8 - Jeff Bennett.
# 9 - John Kassir.
# 10 - Corey Burton.
said at 4:34 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
1. Mark Hamill. He set the bar.
2. Kevin Michael Richardson.
3. Richard Epcar
4. Michael Dobson

I thought Brent Spiner did fine. He''s no Hamill, but he's not god-awful.

Of course, Hamill wins, hands down. Everyone else go home.
said at 4:13 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
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My top three has to be
1.Mark Hamill (of course)
2.Kevin Michael Richardson
and finally 3.John DiMaggio
said at 4:41 PM on Sat May 26 2012
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Mark Hamill felt natural right from the start. His voice is so perfect for the Joker, it's amazing. When I hear his performance, the only person I hear is the Joker. He's clearly the best Joker of all time (animated and live-action). In short, Mark Hamill IS the Joker.

Although there are some other great performances here as well. Larry Storch is classic, and Jeff Bennett, Michael McKean, Corey Burton, Richard Epcar, and Frank Welker also gave respectable performances. I don't care too much for John DiMaggio, KMR, John Kassier, or Brent Spiner.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:40 PM on Wed May 23 2012
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Personally, I don't get all of the hate for Spiner's rendition. Honestly, I have yet to hear one positive comment on his version. I thought it was pretty good. Not the best, but good enough for a guest role.
said at 5:38 AM on Thu May 24 2012
@TylerMirage I've seen too many positive comments. =P
said at 9:25 AM on Thu May 24 2012
@TylerMirage Agreed Tyler, agreed
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:21 PM on Wed May 30 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places. ;) Between this site and Youtube, most of the comments I've seen have been very negative.
said at 8:34 PM on Sun May 20 2012
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1. Mark Hamill
2. Richard Epcar
3. John DiMaggio
4. Jeff Bennett
5. Michael Dobson
said at 1:40 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
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I would love to break the norm and choose someone differently but Hamill will always be the Joker for me. No point denying it.
said at 1:50 PM on Fri Apr 13 2012
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My top picks are as follows, guys;
Mark Hamill (naturally)
John DiMaggio
Richard Epcar
Jeff Bennett
Kevin Michael Richardson
and John Kassir
said at 8:14 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
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Mark Hamill FTW
said at 3:30 AM on Sun Mar 25 2012
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It's Kinda Sad That Hamill is not voicing the Joker, but Bender sounds alot like Heath Legder. Does anyone think Steven Blum would voice The Joker?
said at 5:28 AM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 I don't care if it would sound too similar to his Green Goblin voice, Steve Blum voicing Joker would be AWESOME!
said at 3:40 PM on Tue Mar 27 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Yes. He'll live up to Hamill role.
said at 11:56 PM on Tue May 22 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Steve Blum is voicing Joker in the Lego Batman 2 video game. Check out a sneak peek here:
said at 5:38 AM on Thu May 24 2012
@RheonSho I think he means like in a role where Joker has actual dialogue, rather than grunts and groans.
said at 10:53 PM on Fri May 25 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight I know, so if you actually watch the clip, they're implementing actual dialogue into Lego Batman 2 for a change.
said at 12:13 AM on Sat May 26 2012
@RheonSho Whoops, thought you were talking about the first LEGO Batman game. M'bad.

Watched the clip; doesn't really sound like Blum as Joker.
said at 8:22 PM on Sun May 27 2012

The "Oh Come On" Part means that is maybe him.
said at 9:06 AM on Tue May 29 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Nah, still doesn't sound like Blum.

Robin does sound a little like Scott Menville though... ;)
said at 7:47 AM on Wed Jul 18 2012
@RheonSho Well, looks like we were both wrong. That's Christopher Corey Smith as Joker, and Charlie Schlatter as Robin.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 7:02 PM on Wed Mar 7 2012
With how indistinct the voice acting in superhero animated programs (I don't really feel they quality as cartoons) tends to be, I'm willing to bet that casting Mark Hamill as the Joker was a fortunate accident. Before then, he was better known as Luke Skywalker, and let's be honest, how many people can remember what Luke sounds like or pick his voice out of a crowd? I'm sure nobody was expecting Hamill to give such a specific and recognizable performance. Course, I recognize that you could say the same for Heath Ledger.
said at 1:29 AM on Wed Mar 14 2012
@CatsTuxedo Didn't Hamill audition for the part?
said at 11:09 PM on Wed Mar 21 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Hamill had been working as a professional voice actor for a while, and he was brought in as a replacement for Tim Curry when performing the Joker was too straining.

@CatsTuxedo Why wouldn't Superhero animated programs qualify as cartoons? ANYTHING animated is a cartoon.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:52 PM on Wed Mar 21 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 Animation is simply a medium. Anybody can make animation and say it's a cartoon. A cartoon aims to entertain its audience by using the medium of animation to its full advantage and doing what can't be done in other mediums or even be easily described in words. Having that said, most of these superhero shows, to me, seem more like illustrated radio than cartoons.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:12 AM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@CatsTuxedo Thats one of the strangest definitions of a cartoon that I have ever heard of !? - Either way all of these superhero shows are most certainly cartoons!
said at 1:58 AM on Wed May 2 2012
@CatsTuxedo Just because you don't feel they're worthy, doesn't make them not cartoons. Anything animated is a cartoon. Period. With your philosophy, there would be a LOT of anime that wouldn't quality as cartoons (and yes, anime are cartoons) since many of them don't necessarily NEED animation to get their point across.
Batman: The Animated Series is one of the greatest, and most well known and respected cartoons of all time.
said at 10:50 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 Very well said, I couldn't agree more. ;-D
said at 12:10 AM on Sun Nov 25 2012
@PurpleWarrior13 Yeah, but Mark did audition for Joker after they let Tim Curry go.
said at 10:51 PM on Sun Mar 4 2012
The Batman 2004 Joker Is My Favorite Joker Out Of All Of Them
said at 3:17 PM on Mon Feb 20 2012
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MARK HAMIL DUH, a few are good in their own way, the rest are terrible comedians
said at 12:51 AM on Sun Feb 5 2012
After watching the entire video of DC Super FRiends I'm going with John Kassir. He needs a vote and is best of the campy Jokers. Behind him is Jeff Bennett, then then Michael Mckean, then Corey Burton, then Larry Storch, then Lennie Wenrib, and Frank Welker is las. Nothing personal but his performance is nothing special than the two mentioned before him. Serious Joker of course is Hamill hands dowwn but after him is Richard Epcar, followed by, Allen Enlow, then Michael Dobson, ten Kevin Michael Richardson, then John Dimaggio, then last and ESPECIALLY least for obvious is Brent Spiner.
said at 2:40 AM on Sat Feb 4 2012
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Each of them has a pretty great laugh and most suite the version they're portraying except for Brent Spiner in my opinion
said at 1:24 AM on Sun Jan 29 2012
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1. Mark Hamill
2. Michael Dobson
3. Richard Epcar
4. Kevin Michael Richardson
5. John DiMaggio
6. Jeff Bennett


Last place: Brent Spiner
said at 5:40 PM on Sat Jan 21 2012
Hamill for the win.

If I had to pick a successor, it'd be Richard Epcar. Don't really care for the rest.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:35 AM on Fri Jan 13 2012
Just releized that Brent's version of the character (even how he was portrayed) seems more fitting for Zsasz then Joker. In fact he would have been a really good Zsasz
said at 11:36 AM on Fri Dec 30 2011
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My favorite picks for Joker

1: Larry Storch
2: Frank Welker
3: Lennie Weinrib
4: Mark Hamill
said at 12:00 AM on Mon Dec 19 2011
Clarification: I wasn't saying his Batman was bad, but it came out like that. I was saying that he had range and had improved since his earlier roles in, say, Dragon Ball Z.
said at 11:59 PM on Sun Dec 18 2011
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Mark Hamill is the best for obvious reasons, but I also feel that Micheal Dobson is also amazing! I'm a fan of Ocean Studios so maybe I'm a bit biased, but just compare his Joker to his Batman (same motion comic) and some of his earlier roles where he was just line-reading and you can tell that he's really improved! I was also surprised by Kevin Michael Richardson who I would place as the third best. He really managed to nail an out-of-type role.
said at 10:08 PM on Sat Dec 3 2011
Mark Hamill will forever be my favorite Joker, with John DiMaggio next.
Jeff Bennett... Dammit, I love his work but to me The Joker sounds far too much like Kowalski from Penguins of Madagascar(And, as a major PoM fan... It's just weird to me) It's an okay Joker voice, but Richardson also sounds a bit too much like his PoM character for my taste but it's actually fairly good.
But, as far as it goes. Hamill and DiMaggio.
said at 2:35 AM on Wed Nov 30 2011
Spiner sounded pretty cool!!! but Hamill hands down!!
said at 4:40 PM on Mon Nov 28 2011
Hamil was the best but the one I think to succeed after him is Richard Epcar.
said at 12:49 AM on Mon Nov 28 2011
Hamill, Bennett, Richardson, Epcar, Dobson, Dimaggio, Kassir, and Enlow. The others that aren't them are forgettable. Spiner in particularly is dissapointing since he could've done better if he wasn't immitating Heath Ledger.
said at 12:02 AM on Mon Nov 28 2011
I like Mark's Joker voice. The others ju8st didn't do it for me at all.
said at 8:31 PM on Wed Nov 23 2011
Mark Hamill all the way and i'll but Spiner at a close second cause he reminds me of heath. Enlow, Weinrib, and Dobson just seemed too over-the-top for me.
Madness Abe
said at 5:07 PM on Sat Nov 12 2011
Mark Hamill is of course the best here, being the true original Joker. I take my second best choices to be Kevin Michael Richardson, Michael Dobson, John Dimaggio, and Brent Spiner. And to be true, I do like Brent Spiner's performance, because it sounds like Heath Ledger's Joker, and that is freaking scary and awesome.
said at 1:03 AM on Tue Oct 25 2011
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1. Mark Hamill - Definitely my top pick. It was because of his portrayal that the Joker quickly became my favorite comic villain ever.

2. John DiMaggio - Many of the voice actors' portrayals sound way too forced. DiMaggio's portrayal seems more natural but still comes across as the voice of someone who is insane and quite dangerous.
said at 8:34 PM on Wed Oct 19 2011
My favorite Joker is obviously Mark Hamill. He makes the Joker charismatic, unpredictable, menacing and funny all at the same time. And being able to come up with an entire LANGUAGE of laughs is impressive.

Though, I would have loved to hear more of Richard Epcar and Michael McKean. Their Joker's were pretty good without sounding like Hamill. Epcar kinda does sometimes, but he plays him similarly. He's pretty funny and menacing. I wouldn't mind hearing more of him.

With that said, I'm said to say I'm not sure on Brent Spiner. He gets props for trying something different, but he doesn't sound like he's having fun. He's not very funny either. Maybe he'll grow on me later, but as it stands, I'm just not feeling it. John DiMaggio did a decent job, but he makes Joker sounds like a common thug. :(
said at 8:37 PM on Wed Oct 19 2011
@ConfusedPhantom And, I thought Jeff Bennett's take was actually kinda entertaining and it worked for that show imo.
said at 12:10 PM on Tue Oct 18 2011
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Yeah, I'm in the camp that thinks Young Justice kind-of dropped the ball on Joker. I mean, I wanna like Brent Spiner's version since I liked Star Trek: The Next Generation and as I've seen pointed out elsewhere, he vocied Puck on Gargoyles, but something failed. If they were going a Heath Ledger-type Joker, it still doesn't work because Ledger's Joker still had an energy to him that YJ's Joker didn't.

Given they gotten Bruce Greenwood to reprise the role of Batman, maybe they should've gotten John DiMaggio to do likewise for the Joker in this case.
said at 9:05 PM on Fri Oct 21 2011
@Anicomicgeek I agree
said at 12:40 AM on Tue Oct 18 2011
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After hearing Brent Spiner's failed attempt at Joker, I really hope Mark Hamill continues playing Joker after Arkham City. =(
said at 3:03 PM on Tue Nov 8 2011
@TheVengeanceKnight he won't I am afraid, but take solace in Bennett, Epcar, or Dimaggio to do a good job in his absence.
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
Hmmm Brent Spiner didn't see that coming it's okay, I'd expect someone like Jim Carrey or Robin Williams if a celebrity ever voiced him.
said at 12:26 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
I think Brent's take on the Joker is interesting. It has some elements from Heath Ledger's version.
said at 12:58 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
@Dodgibishi Agreed I actually liked Brent's take on the Joker and I don't think he is that bad I mean yes its not one of the best takes on the Joker but its not a bad one to me.
said at 12:47 AM on Tue Oct 18 2011
@Dodgibishi Well, that explains everything.
said at 9:14 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
Brent's voice is great, it just doesn't fit the Joker at all. He portrayed him as a stereotypical common thug, one of the very few things the Joker isn't.
said at 11:43 PM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I thought John DiMaggio's sounded WAY more thuggish. Not that I minded, since I voted for him and all.
said at 12:05 AM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@D.A.V.E. Not sure if serious or just trolling... =P
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:01 AM on Sun Oct 16 2011
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Wow, Young Justice really failed with Joker. He's so generic
said at 2:14 PM on Sun Oct 16 2011
@Music Meister I agree, the voice actor just doesn't "sound" like the Joker, just a plain, off-beat, stereotypical villain. Makes me sad...
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:19 PM on Sun Oct 16 2011
Seriously for a so called "special guest" they really didn't pick well
said at 10:58 AM on Mon Oct 17 2011
@Music Meister Yeah this was an epic fail on their part. I feel with Hamill stepping down as the voice that DiMaggio should get all future ones as he was a good and convincing replacement.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:55 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
Uhhh, I don't think Dimaggio should be the current Joker, I thought he didn't fit the Joker at all and his laugh came out forced. Though Richard did alright for that version of the Joker I think Dobson should be Hamil's offical replacement seeing as he sounds the most like Mark's verison
said at 8:00 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
@Music Meister While I agree that Michael Dobson did do a good performance on Joker that would require DC to use Canadian Voice talent a lot more often.

Let me assure you I am not considering this a bad thing. (In fact I am a big fan of Vancouver VA talent especially the likes of Scott McNeil. And nowadays I hope that companies use them more often again.) But while Canadian voice talent has occasionally been used for DC Comics-based productions the voice talent is generally Californian so its unlikely. (Unlike Marvel Comics production whom use both Californian and Canadian VA talent several times.)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:37 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
I know but Dobson is the only one that was serious that I could see be the "offical" replacement of Joker
said at 10:58 AM on Wed Oct 12 2011
Odd thing about Hamill's laugh is that sometimes it almost sounds like crying.
said at 6:39 AM on Fri Sep 23 2011
It's hard..Can't decide
said at 10:11 AM on Sat Sep 10 2011
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Again, as a child of the 90s, I'll admit to going up with TAS and like Conroy in the Arkham games, Mark Hamill showed in those games that he still had it, so yeah, like Conroy as Batman, Hamill is my favorite as the Joker. That said, John DiMaggio and KMR are good, too, though KMR does sound a deeper version of Hamill's Joker and both Jeff Bennett and Michael McKean do good a job as the Silver Age Joker.
Blue Paratroopa
said at 12:01 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
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Mark Hamill will always be the Joker to me!
said at 10:11 AM on Tue Aug 2 2011
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Mark Hamill IS the Joker.

Kevin Michael Richardson would be a close second; he sounds a lot like Mark, only deeper.

John DiMaggio would probably be third. From what I've heard in the clip posted, he sounds a bit like Heath's Joker (which takes me out of the character), but when he's screaming, he reminds me of Rath from Ben 10: Alien Force and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (who's one of the FUNNIEST transformations there) and made me crack up.
said at 6:56 PM on Thu Jul 28 2011
Mark Hamill and Richard Epcar sound similar
said at 6:54 PM on Thu Jul 28 2011
Corey Burton sounds too much like Professor Ludwig von Drake
said at 12:32 AM on Thu Jul 21 2011
1. Mark Hamill
2. Mike Dobson
3. John Dimaggio
4. Kevin Michale Richardson.
I dont care for everyone else, with jeff bennet at the bottom
said at 4:53 AM on Thu Jul 14 2011
Mark Hamill is definitely my top choice, with Michael Dobson as a close second.
Omegas Squared
said at 10:31 PM on Mon May 23 2011
Mark Hamill - He's Mark Hamill, he IS the Joker, nuff' said
Jeff Bennet - Works for his particular interpretation, but not a particularly memorable performance
Kevin Michael Richardson - Underrated, he does a fantastic job and frankly fits his interpretation better than Mark Hamill could
Michael McKean - A real surprise, I'd have to hear more than this clip, but he sounded like a surprisingly good Joker
Larry Storch - Campy, and not in the good way
Richard Epcar - A mixed bag, from some other clips I've heard he does an admirable attempt, but he just sounds like he's trying too hard
Frank Welker - Mildly better than Larry Storch
Lenny Weinrib - Inbetween Frank and Larry
Michael Richard Dobson - A REAL surprise, adds a slightly youthful touch to the classic Mark Hamill take, and over all sounds like he did a downright fantastic job
John DiMaggio - I will say this: those are some of his worst clips from the film, he does a much better job than the clips imply, and he, similar to Richardson, fits his interpretation better than Mark Hamill would.
John Kassir - Not bad, actually fairly good. Not nearly insane enough, but it sounds like he tried and had fun, and his laugh is unique enough to earn him points
Corey Burton - Sorry, but he sounds like King Bumi from Avatar, which is not what Joker should sound like
Allen Enlow - He tried, I'll give him that, he just didn't have the range required, so it all sounded a little forced
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:15 PM on Sun Jun 12 2011
@Omegas Squared I agree with with everything you said. Micheal Dobson sounds like a young Mark Hamil Joker and I'm surprize he doesn't have that more votes. However I find John DiMaggio's voice to kinda annoying, his laugh sounds forced and doesn't feel Jokerish but that's the only thing I disagree with you on
said at 8:01 PM on Sun Jun 26 2011
@Omegas Squared I also agree with all of that 100%.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:28 PM on Sat May 7 2011
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Now I like John DiMaggio but I thought he was awful as the Joker. The others are good for what version of the joker they were portraying. Oh and Mark Hamil rocks ;)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:17 PM on Sun Jan 16 2011
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Usually, I'd hate to agree with such an overwhelming opinion, but this just leaves me no choice. Mark Hamill is a perfect Joker. The laugh is top-notch and the voice expresses all of the Joker's key qualities: insanity, pure evil, and a twisted sense of humour.

That said, Richard Epcar, Kevin Michael Richardson and John DiMaggio are also splendid. John Kassir's take is more lighthearted, but it's fantastic for what it is.
said at 7:12 PM on Mon Oct 18 2010
1.Mark Hamill

2.John DiMaggio

3.Kevin Michael Richardson
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:02 PM on Wed Jul 28 2010
@ moonarcher

Well Arkham Asylum 2 comes AFTER DC Univer Online.

So Mark Hamill isn't lying or anything.

He recorded his lines for DC Universe Online. Then he'll record for Arkham Asylum 2 and then he'll be done with the character.

Even though the trailer for DC Universe Online came out recently he finished recording that a while ago.

Remember, voice acting recording are done first, then the graphics are made to match their performances.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:28 PM on Wed Jul 21 2010
DiMaggio's Joker kinda sounds like Jake from Adventure Time, but it strangely reminds me of Jack Nicholson's Joker for some reason.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:01 PM on Wed Jul 21 2010
John DiMaggio now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:51 AM on Thu Feb 11 2010
@ john


Frank Welker now added!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:32 PM on Tue Aug 4 2009
wot up soulcrusher?
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:08 PM on Sat Aug 1 2009
yeah, we're still missing a few of the older Joker's which we'll get around to adding.

but the Six Flags one sounds like an interesting one. u mind helping us out and pointing to a good clear sound clip of one?
said at 8:25 AM on Sat Jul 4 2009
Yeah that was my bad, sorry about that..
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:32 AM on Sat Jul 4 2009
thx dtemplar. anyone know where we can get a clip from Lennie?
said at 10:10 PM on Fri Jul 3 2009
On Lennie's voice compare, that isn't Lennie voicing Joker. That is Larry Storch. I know because I also here Olan and Casey voicing Batman & Robin.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:33 PM on Sat May 23 2009
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Mark Hamill just shows how talented he is. People say his career ended after Star Wars but HE IS THE JOKER!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 3:11 PM on Sat Mar 21 2009
Storch added, but its been impossible to find any audio clips for Weinrib and Welker.

any links to clips or if u have the shows on DVD or something would be helpful
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