Mr. Freeze
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Mr. Freeze

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

Victor Fries was a brilliant scientist with a wife named Nora. Eventually Nora fell ill and left Victor with no choice but to cryogenically freeze her until a cure could be discovered. There was an accident, and then Victor became capable of living only in temperatures below zero. Victor donned a special, cold suit, took up the name Mr. Freeze and became an enemy of Batman. He fights using weapons that involve the cold, and is virtually emotionless.

Thanks to Foxwolf for DC Super Friends clip.
Created by NCZ on Mar 6 2011
Special thanks to Jackson_H, TylerMirage, Music Meister, solidejake for additional sound clips.
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder (1968)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesTed Knight
Ted Knight
The New Adventures of Batman (1977)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesLennie Weinrib
Lennie Weinrib
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesMichael Ansara
Michael Ansara
The Batman (2004)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesClancy Brown
Clancy Brown
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesJohn DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
DC Super Friends (2010)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesEric Bauza
Eric Bauza
Young Justice (2010)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesKeith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
DC Universe Online (2011)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesRobert Kraft
Robert Kraft
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesTownsend Coleman
Townsend Coleman
Batman (2013)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesBrian Silva
Brian Silva
Batman Unlimited: Mech Vs. Mutants (2016)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesOded Fehr
Oded Fehr
Justice League Action (2016)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesPeter Stormare
Peter Stormare
Batman: The Enemy Within (2017)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesMatthew Mercer
Matthew Mercer
Injustice 2 (2017)
Mr. Freeze / Victor FriesJim Pirri
Jim Pirri


First off, I think the earlier ones (Lennie Weinrib and Ted Knight) were the weakest of these voices, Weinrib with that comical accent (though since Mr. Freeze was a less serious character back then, can't say I hold too much against him), and Ted Knight was somewhat generic. The other voice actors all brought in strong performances. Clancy Brown and Keith Szarabajka are deep yet fitting, and Eric Bauza isn't too shabby either. Considering his version seems to be more retro, John DiMaggio was the best of the "classic-style" Freezes for having an accent and yet not sounding goofy.  Out of all these voices, however, Michael Ansara stands out as the best. His performance was cold and robotic, fitting Freeze's bitter and emotionless personality. His voice really helped make "Heart of Ice" into a memorable episode. In the same spirit, Robert Kraft and Maurice LaMarche are both wonderful, reminding me very much of Ansara. I would rank them like so:

1. Michael Ansara
2. Maurice LaMarche
3. Robert Kraft
4. Keith Szarabajka
5. Clancy Brown
6. John DiMaggio
7. Eric Bauza
8. Ted Knight
9. Lennie Weinrib



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said at 5:11 AM on Tue Jun 12 2018
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I would like to see Clancy play a more sympathetic version of Freeze. I know an emotional character isn`t something people regard Clancy for but you`d be surprised how well he can do those type of emotions
EPA Deane
said at 1:18 PM on Wed Jun 13 2018
@Abdullab If he used a More Robotic and Intellectual Version of his Sasquatch voice, I could see him working well in the Part.
8000 Saiyans
said at 3:00 PM on Wed Jun 13 2018
@Abdullab Yeah, he would pull off a sympathetic version quite well.
said at 12:05 AM on Tue Jun 12 2018
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Peter Stormare for me
said at 7:20 PM on Sun Jun 10 2018
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1. Brown
2. LaMarche
3. Szarabajka (Sounds like Tobin Bell)
4. Ansara
5. Pirri

Adding to what I said about Szarabajka, I think Tobin Bell would make a great fit for Mr. Freeze
said at 5:54 AM on Sun May 27 2018
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In the DCAU, they changed Mr. Freeze from a gimmicky mad scientist into a tragic mad scientist.

Michael Ansara made him tragic alright: After watching an extended voice comparison of Mr. Freeze, his take made me cry.
Vocal Evolver
said at 10:22 AM on Fri Apr 13 2018
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Who else but Michael "Heart of Ice" Ansara could get my vote?
said at 10:29 PM on Thu Mar 22 2018
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WOW Jim Pirri is the voice of Mr Freeze in Injustice 2? I truly thought it was Dee Bradley Baker. He sounds just like him.
said at 1:24 PM on Fri Mar 16 2018
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Michael Ansara is the definitive Freeze, but DAMN, Maurice LaMarche does a dead-on impression.
said at 11:05 AM on Sat Feb 17 2018
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Matt was good as freeze but I was extremely disappointed at how freeze had been wasted in the game. He mostly shows up to remind u that he has ice powered related technology and u better not do anything to piss him off and u rarely get a few sympathetic scenes from him if u make the right choices.

Freeze should have gotten his own episode seriously imagine playing a telltale adaption of Heart of Ice that would be awesome. I always found Matt to be extremely excellent at emotional drama moreso than Baker who he is often compared with. Matt should seriously play Freeze with the same material Ansara and Maurice got soon.
said at 8:41 PM on Sat Feb 17 2018
@Abdullab Yeah, I didn't think Freeze or Bane got to do much and it's mostly John Doe and Harley's show. I think Matt could've nailed a more tragic phase of the character if he was given the chance.
said at 1:50 AM on Sun Feb 18 2018
@D.A.V.E. agreed although Bane is a bit more fleshed out in the game in my opinion
Shaun Ince
said at 8:04 AM on Sat Feb 17 2018
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Matthew Mercer is a good voice for Mr Freeze. Only issues I have is that he sounds a bit younger than I would like. Not much of his sympathetic side is shown(at least not in the context of the sound clip)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:02 AM on Sat Feb 17 2018
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Matthew sounds pretty good but I wish he sounded a little older.
said at 12:35 AM on Sat Feb 17 2018
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Mercer worked as Freeze.
said at 12:17 AM on Sat Feb 17 2018
Among the Mr. Freezes that have a wife named Nora, I'm kind of glad with what Mercer did.

He still makes the character sound cold and emotionless in his own right. And the game so far also has shown he can bring the sympathetic side modern Mr.Freezes' usually have.
8000 Saiyans
said at 9:49 AM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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Ansara is easily the best here, but LaMarche is also great.
said at 2:19 PM on Fri Oct 13 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Top 5:

1. Michael Ansara
2. Matthew Mercer
3. Maurice LaMarche
4. Clancy Brown
5. Keith Szarabajka
said at 10:51 AM on Mon Oct 9 2017
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Mercer really impressed me with his Freeze voice. I actually didn't recognize it as him at first.

And the voice itself I can actually see fitting Freeze pretty well
EPA Deane
said at 2:44 AM on Tue Oct 10 2017
@HyperVoiceActing Hard to believe its the same voice actor for Levi Ackerman.
EPA Deane
said at 7:22 AM on Wed Oct 4 2017
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Matthew Mercer's Mr Freeze voice sounds interesting. I'm getting a George Saunders' Shere Khan vibe from it.
said at 7:30 AM on Wed Oct 4 2017
@EPA Deane Funny you should say that, 'cause Sanders was the first Mr. Freeze actor in the 1966 Batman TV show.
EPA Deane
said at 7:46 AM on Wed Oct 4 2017
@Starscreamsfan I Know.
said at 9:49 PM on Fri Sep 8 2017
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1. Ansara
2. Clancy
3. LaMarche
Shaun Ince
said at 8:12 PM on Wed Jul 26 2017
Jim's Mr Freeze seems to be a call back to the older Mr Freeze voices. It's decent.
said at 5:14 PM on Fri Jun 30 2017
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1. Michael Ansara
2. Maurice LaMarche
3. Clancy Brown
4. Keith Szarabajka
5. John DiMaggio
said at 6:13 PM on Tue Jun 27 2017
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Jim Pirri is kinda awkward and unfitting IMO. Plus it makes me think more of Baron Zemo then it does Mr. Freeze.
said at 10:12 AM on Tue Jun 27 2017
Not really feeling the accent, but Jim Pirri worked as Freeze.
said at 7:03 AM on Tue Jun 27 2017
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The accent took some getting use to, but I think Pirri does a fine job as Freeze
Polyester Funk
said at 12:15 AM on Tue Jun 27 2017
Jim Pirri reminds me of Dee Bradley Baker' s Klaus the goldfish on American Dad, so it just seems somewhat odd or off or something.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:18 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
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Jim's pretty good but I don't agree with the slight accent he uses.
said at 12:34 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
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1. Michael Ansara
2. Maurice LaMarche
3. John DiMaggio
Shaun Ince
said at 6:47 PM on Mon May 29 2017
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Ted Knight & Lennie Weinrib are very dated, but charming in their own way. It worked for the time, when Mr Freeze was a more comical character. I'm sure they could have pulled off a more serious Mr Freeze but they're just too goofy to be taken seriously.

Michael Ansara was great as the sympathetic version of Mr Freeze. BTAS did a great job taking this character into a new direction & it was something we had never heard before. He also sounded cold, emotionless & at times kinda threatening. If I had to nitpick, perhaps it the fact that he might be a bit too sympathetic.

Now for the Freeze voices that are just strictly villainous

Clancy, Keith, Eric, Robert, Oded, Brian, John & Peter all work very well. Though Brian is the weakest out of all the Freeze voices that are straight up supervillain.

Townsend Coleman is a more improved version of the 70's Mr Freeze voices. Fits the context of that game that's for sure.

Now this leads me to my favorite performance. Which is Maurice LaMarche from Arkham City. I feel be did what Michael did, but improved on it. And I stand by that. Also the last line in his clip is my favorite Mr Freeze line throughout the whole game.

Anyway Maurice has my vote, Michael Ansara a close second. All the other voices are good, no terrible performances whatsoever.
said at 2:24 AM on Tue Dec 26 2017
@Shaun Ince Ansara being too sympathetic, I can see that, I do believe that his performances after subzero he kinda overdid with the sympathy.

To be fair the script he got gave freeze more trajedy now than he deserves where subzero should have the been the pefect ending to his character.
said at 5:49 PM on Mon May 29 2017
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1. Michael anasara that performance and voice really fit with what they did with the character and gotta love his performance in Batman Sub Zero

2. Maurice LaMarche was great in Arkam series reminded me of Anasara but was able to make the role his own

3. Keith Szarabajka was good in Young justice i like the voice he used and made the character really cool and threatening

Side note: J Michael tatum, Darran Norris, and Mark Oliver would make good choices for Mr. Freeze
said at 6:47 AM on Mon Feb 20 2017
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I liked Clancy the most

For the two new update, Peter was better than Brian but he was still decent
Stare at the Sun
said at 1:51 PM on Sat Feb 11 2017
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Peter Stomare would make a fantastic live action Freeze as well!
said at 5:53 AM on Fri Feb 10 2017
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For what he has to work with, Stormare did a great job as Freeze. I just wish most writers would remember that Nora was a thing...
said at 11:35 PM on Thu Feb 9 2017
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Sticking with Michael Ansara, but Peter Stormare was also good and Brian Silva was decent.
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Feb 9 2017
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Peter Stormare was fantastic choice, and he works just as well as I thought he would. His delivery is solid, he sounds sinister, and I like the subtle effects on the voice.

Silva is also pretty decent for the little material he had to work with. Nice show of range for him.
EPA Deane
said at 12:30 PM on Mon Jan 16 2017
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My Favourite Batman Villain. If anyone from DC Editorial is reading this comment, please......... PLEASE, RESTORE MR FREEZE'S PRE-NEW 52 BACKSTORY...... PLEEEEEASSSSEE......

Anyway...... here are my Top 5 Favourite Mr. Freeze Voices:

5. Oded Fehr
4. Robert Kraft
3. Clancy Brown
2. Maurice LaMarche
1. Michael Ansara

Future VA Suggestions:

John Rafter Lee would be phenominal as Mr. Freeze. His roles as Trevor Goodchild (A Cold Hearted and Ruthless Intellectual) and Meier Link (An Sombre, Romantic Vampire) make him a natural choice for this part.

I also think Rene Auberjonois woud be solid in the role, using a similar voice to his Janos Audron from the Underrated 'Legacy of Kain' series.

I also recommend Jonathan Love, David Kaye ("YEEEEESSSSS"), J David Brimmer and Earl Boen.
said at 11:01 PM on Fri Jan 6 2017
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Michael Ansara will always be Mr. Freeze to me: he's the one who set the standard for how many of his successors (Maurice LaMarche in particular) would do the role.

Michael just gave the role so much weight and presence- his performance gave off the vibe of feeling like a real person who had undergone a tragedy just trying to escape from it all after taking vengeance on those who wronged him and his wife. He actually did modulate his voice acting later on like LaMarche did in later Batman: TAS episodes & in Batman Beyond before the character passed on for the final time, too, but sadly the clip doesn't reflect that.

That being said, I did really enjoy Clancy Brown & Maurice LaMarche's performances almost as much as well.
said at 1:13 PM on Sat Oct 29 2016
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It's a really tough call between Ansara and LeMarche... LeMarche is clearly going off of Ansara's performance, but at the same time he actually improves on what Ansara did.

I'm voting for LeMarche, since he sounds different outside of the suit. Ansara used the same cold, emotionless, robotic voice when he was outside the suit, which to me never sounded right. LeMarche sounds less cartoony and more natural. When outside the suit he sounds like an ordinary human (as he is) but he still sounds cold and breathless, chilling in a human way. When in the suit, he sounds like Ansara where the filter gives him a very robotic and deep voice, and the contrast makes his suited form that much more scary.
said at 11:06 PM on Thu Sep 1 2016
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Oded Fehr did good as Freeze. Also, Townsend Coleman sounds okay.
said at 5:46 PM on Thu Sep 1 2016
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VC thoughts update

Michael Ansara just nails it big time. I just can't get enough of that bitter yet melancholic performance of his. Surprisingly different from his General Warhawk from the Rambo cartoon and his Hiawatha Smith from the Spider-Friends cartoon.

Maurice LaMarche is next. I just love hearing LaMarche playing villains. He always sounds great and this is no exception. He sounds pretty similar to Ansara, too.

Len Weinrib is pretty good for a more light-hearted version. I really like the accent and the delivery. This is one of the few roles in which I think Weinrib was well cast.

Townsend Coleman sounds pretty fitting for a more light-hearted take as well. I love the chilly sound he adds to his voice.

Ted Knight is also great. I kinda prefer Weinrib's take, but Knight was also good for the classic incarnation of Freeze.

I also enjoyed Clancy Brown, John DiMaggio, Keith Szarabajka and Eric Bauza in the role.

Robert Kraft and Oded Fehr just don't click with me for some reason.
said at 4:22 AM on Fri Feb 10 2017
Peter Stormare is really good in the role. He kinda sounds like what Michael Ansara would do if he did a more light-hearted take on the character. He's right in-between Ansara and Maurice LaMarche.

Brian Silva is serviceable, but kinda off-putting.
said at 6:11 AM on Tue Jun 27 2017
Jim Pirri is actually pretty enjoyable. It kinda sounds like a darker version of Len Weinrib's take.

He's right in-between Weinrib and Coleman.
said at 5:52 AM on Sat Feb 17 2018
Matthew Mercer is pretty good in the role. Tying him with Brown, DiMaggio, Szarabajka and Bauza.
said at 10:37 PM on Tue Aug 30 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Michael Ansara
2. Maurice LaMarche
3. Clancy Brown
4. John DiMaggio
Shaun Ince
said at 7:02 PM on Tue Jun 21 2016
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While Michael Ansara 's take is so unique & iconic in it's own right, Maurice LaMarche in my opinion takes the basis of what Ansara did & pushes it a tad further. A great standout from the cast of Arkham City which has it's fair share of standout voices.
Maurice has my vote.
said at 6:56 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
1. Clancy
2. Maurice
3. Michael
4. Keith
5. Robert
said at 9:17 PM on Sun Apr 17 2016
I'm changing my vote to Michael Ansara
said at 9:25 PM on Tue May 24 2016
Aaaaaaaand... back to Clancy.
said at 12:13 PM on Fri Mar 4 2016
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The late Michael Ansara's melancholic and sorrowful portrayal of Mr. Freeze leaves the greatest impact on me. He sounds cold and emotionless yet brought so much passion in his delivery and performance. I love the robotic effects on his voice too. I watched Hearts of Ice recently and I cried at the end of the episode. Ansara's performance is truly one of the greatest highlights from BTAS, may he rest in peace.

Of the modern portrayals since after BTAS, my next favourite voice is Maurice LaMarche. He too brings a lot of the same melancholy that Ansara brought to the role. He emulates Michael really well but at the same time manages to make Freeze his own. The filters on his voice are also excellent, I love when his voice starts to deep. It gives me chills listening to it.

Robert Kraft brings a lot of passion to Mr. Freeze too. I love the sound of his voice and performance too. Though I do agree with some of you, he sounds more like he'd make a better Batman. I think some robotic filters would have enhanced his performance so it'd sound more Freeze like.

Clancy Brown's Mr. Freeze isn't the tragic sympathetic portrayal of Freeze that he's nowadays remembered for, he plays a different take on Freeze, one that hearkens back to the earlier days of Freeze being a career criminal with ice powers only more badass and cruel. The sound of his voice is awesome. This is easily one of the better portrayals of Freeze and also a highlight from The Batman.

Keith Szarabajka has a nice chilling take on Freeze, though he leaves little impact.

John DiMaggio, Eric Bauza and Townsend Coleman are all serviceable.

Ted Knight works best as the earlier goofier versions of Freeze.

Lennie Weinrib sounds Russian, which isn't inherently at bad accent choice for Freeze but his take is too gruff and comical for my liking.

The late Michael Ansara gets my vote.

BONUS: I think either Fred Tatasciore, Chris Britton or Daran Norris (emulating Arnold Schwarzenegger) would be excellent as Mr. Freeze.
said at 5:16 PM on Thu Feb 4 2016
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Michael Ansara is only one that's truly powerful and effective to me. He turned in a performance that could've easily sounded very stiff and robotic into one of the most memorable and emotional in the series. Also his voice filter was badass!

Maurice was great too, but his delivery is not nearly as subtle as Ansara, and it's not as effective for me, but it's probably the closest here.
said at 7:44 PM on Sun Jan 24 2016
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The late, great Michael Ansara receives my vote, his Mr. Freeze was such a tragically voiced character, and he nailed the anguish, suffering, anger, and cunning of the character in every conceivable way.

No one else is particularly bad, though, but I guess my runner ups would be Maurice LaMarche and Clancy Brown, both nail the intimidating and evil sides of the character. Also, very cool to see Townsend Coleman here, hope he gets more voice over work.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:00 PM on Tue Apr 14 2015
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Ted Knight: He was rather generic and unremarkable, nothing else to say besides that.

Lennie Weinrib: The accent really does not fit and he just sounds like he's trying to force accent and just has awkward delivery. It's clear to see why so many consider him the weakest of these actors.

Michael Ansara: I can't argue that the late Michael Ansara was amazing, giving a slow and mechanical sound to Freeze but still able to sound sympathetic or chilling (no pun intended). If I had to nitpick I gotta say that sometimes in some sympathetic moments Michael came off as more "woe is me" and played up the sympathetic nature a little too much. Still, Michael is still an overall great fit for Freeze and one of the best performances from the series.

Clancy Brown: The Batman went with a more threatening Mr. Freeze instead of a sympathetic and who else but Clancy to give a creepy Mr. Freeze. I like his growly/ whispery/slow voice for Freeze, fits the design perfectly and nailed this more calculating and sinister Freeze. Sure Freeze was pretty one note, only being a threatening villain but Clancy was great for that.

Eric Bauza: Man I think Eric could have made a great Mr. Freeze but he sounds rather decent here. Not bad but he needs an extra "oof" to the role. Still, I think the voice and the effects worked well together and it did show potential.

Keith Szarabajka: He reminds me of Clancy's performance (wonder if there was an inspiration from the series for this Freeze). He had a very similar slow whisper to his voice, my problem was he seems to be trying too hard at some lines.

Robert Kraft: He has a great voice for the sympathetic Freeze, it's nice a deep. It's his performance that's lacking, he just sounds so monotone that he comes off as bored instead of mechanical.

John DiMaggio: I get what they were going for trying to mix the cheesy and goffy accent Freeze with the threatening recent Mr. Freeze had but I think in trying to mix and balance both it succeeds at neither. The accent still comes off as goofy and thus hard to take his threats seriously. He still succeeds over Lennie but he is still lacking. I will say that he is pretty entertaining when he goes full cheese.

Maurice LaMarche: I think Maurice had a little better balance between sympathetic and threatening than Ansara, with his Freeze he doesn't go over the top over his wife's fate and he still manages to be pretty chilling (still no pun intended). Maurice gave a good whisper like voice and when the effects were turned on he sound suitable mechanical. A stand out from the Arkham series.

Townsend Coleman: Towny sounds like he has potential but I can't fully judge it.

I don't know who to give it to between Michael or Maurice, I think both had great highs and very few lows. I think Michael just barley edges out Maurice by a little.

Clancy is my third favorite and surprisingly Eric for forth. The rest go John, Robert, Keith, Ted and Lennie
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:47 PM on Tue Apr 14 2015
Oh I forgot about Townsend, he is between Robert and Keith
said at 3:55 PM on Tue Apr 14 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Michael Ansara
2) Lennie Weinrib
3) Ted Knight
4) Maurice LaMarche
5) Townsend Coleman
6) Keith Szarabajka
7) John DiMaggio
8) Clancy Brown
9) Eric Bauza
10) Robert Kraft
Shaun Ince
said at 5:49 PM on Sun Mar 22 2015
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Michael Ansara, Maurice LaMarche & Keith Szaravajka are the best voices for Mr Freeze.
said at 2:57 PM on Sun Dec 7 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Michael Ansara is the best and then Maurice Lamarche,
said at 5:39 AM on Fri Nov 21 2014
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My Top 5:

1) Ansara
2) Weinrib
3) Knight
4) DiMaggio
5) LaMarche

I also liked Brown, Bauza, Szarabajka and Coleman.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:30 PM on Thu May 1 2014
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I've got to go with Michael Ansara. He was just perfect for Freeze. I do like Clancy Brown and Keith Szarabajka, also. Clancy is playing a more sinister version and his voice fits that well. I kinda like Maurice LaMarche, though he sounds better with the helmet on. I assume that more robotic sound is him with the helmet. To be fair Ansara sounded a bit better with the helmet effects, too, but at first Maurice sounds a little iffy to me.
said at 7:15 PM on Sun Mar 16 2014
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Now, now, now. This is comparing two different versions of Mr. Freeze: One sympathetic, and one that is a generic badass villain...I prefer the sympathetic one, so I will go with Michael Ansara (R.I.P.) and Maurice LaMarche as second....

As for the other take, I'm goin with Clancy Brown.
said at 12:51 AM on Thu Jan 2 2014
Keith and Clancy are both brilliant, but I'm gonna vote for Maurice.
said at 10:28 AM on Tue Dec 31 2013
I'll start from worst to best.

Ted & Lennie didn't even fit.

I was disappointed that John didn't do as well as I had hoped as Freeze.

Eric & Townsend did ok.

Robert did well but sounds a bit too much like Batman, he must voice him in the future.

I really like Clancy & Keith's deep versions which made it very hard for me to pick a favourite (that's why I did it backwards because I was still considering a favourite) but in the end, my favourite has 2 be Michael since he really brought out the caring side of Freeze. RIP Michael.
said at 9:33 AM on Sat May 24 2014
@pete So I did, thanks for reminding me.

Maurice was just decent I thought.
said at 2:49 PM on Mon Nov 3 2014
@Archerboy58 Oh I see. Well, hope it come true then.
said at 3:51 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
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Robert Kraft naturally just sounded less like Freeze and more like... well Batman. lol

I think they're all just too generic to choose. Any of them would be fine for any of the incarnations to me. lol

Though I do remember really liking Freeze's voice in The Batman when he said "Have an ice day". lol
said at 6:48 PM on Mon Nov 25 2013
@Axx Robert Kraft for Batman.. huh, now that's actually something I would like to see one day!
said at 4:20 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
RIP Michael Ansara
said at 5:22 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Almost everyone here is generic and forgettable. The only two VA'S that I feel do an alright job with the more villainous take on Freeze are Clancy Brown and Keith S, who pull off their lines well with the material they're given.

Michael Ansara is definitely my #1, he really defined the character. Flawless accent, cold tone, but could also be very emotional. RIP.

Maurice LaMarche is a close second, he's a very worthy successor to Michael Ansara. What I said about Michael applies here, there just isn't an accent and he gives a convincing performance as a weak Victor Fries without his suit and distraught over losing Nora, while sounding equally sinister when threatening Batman.

Robert Kraft is really the only other person worth mentioning, the voice is a little generic, but I can't get enough of the line he's speaking. One of the better DCU Online, he sounds pretty unhinged.
said at 3:25 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Ted Knight- Ted doesn't have that much to really work with, and to me I feel like he's trying to do an accent, I just don't know what. 2/10

Lennie Weinrib- His voice is just flat out ridiculous and sounds on par with Arnold Schwarzeneggers performance as Freeze. Not to mention, its too high and just too silly to take the least bit serious even for the 70s animated series. 2/10

Michael Ansara- What can I say about Ansara? Ansara has purely defined the role of Freeze and not only that, this role is what changed the backstory and motives of the character, and Ansara nails it just perfectly. He sounds cold (no pun intended), calculating, but you can sympathize with him and at points I got choked up with this character. Ansaras best work and one of the greatest performances in DC history. R.I.P. Michael Ansara. 10/10

Clancy Brown- While I do feel this is much more monstrous of a depiction of Freeze, while still showing some of the sympathy. But to me this performance feels to much like a generic bad guy performance for Clancy, and there really isn't that much to the performance that makes me think its great. It's not bad, I just feel it is too raspy and deep for Freeze. 6/10

Eric Bauza- I like Bauzas performance and it is very remisecent of Ansaras performance, which he does a good job at, I just wish he had a little bit more to work with. 7/10

Keith Szarabajka- I like Keiths raspiness to the voice and he does have the calculating sound and feel for the character and he pulls it off quite well, again I wish he had much more to work with in the series aside from being in a few episodes. 7.5/10

Robert Kraft- Robert sounds very good for the DC Universe game and he has this great somewhat deep voice, but he sounds very threatening and creepy which does give him this great edge to his role which works fantastically well, especially for a game with subpar casting at best. 8/10

John DiMaggio- out of the classic style portrayals of the character, John is definitely the best out of all of them. He does pull off the accent well, and he does sound moderately threatening, but there isn't much to the performance compared to the other performances, but I feel it does work very well for the classic style portrayal. 6.5/10

Maurice LaMarche- When I first heard Maurice was going to be Freeze, I was curious but at the same time thought he would do a great job in the role. Thank god I was 100% right. Not only is LaMarche fantastic, he takes everything great about all of the best versions of Freeze and mixes them all together. Taking the calmness of Kraft and Ansara, mixed with both their cold, calculating, and threatening tone as well, making it one of the greatest casting choices in gaming history IMO. 10/10

Townsend Coleman- I LOVE Townsend Colemans work and I was happy that he got to be in this game....for a whole 3 sentences. Coleman was extremely under utilized in this game as were many of the other talent in the game, which I do hope they make another Lego Batman game (And by the ending they probably are, that or a Lego Superman game) just so they can bring some of these guys back to get more lines. That being said, Coleman does sound very good in the role, but again I wish he had gotten more lines here rather than just 11 words of dialogue. 7/10

Overall it's hard for me to pick a favorite out of the choices since there are 4 very good performances here and two worthy of being some of the best DC casting choices. I guess I'll go like this.

1. Ansara/LaMarche
2. Kraft
3. Keith Szarabajka
4. Eric Bauza
5. Townsend Coleman
6. John DiMaggio
7. Clancy Brown
8. Ted Knight
9. Lennie Weinrib
said at 5:11 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
1. Michael Ansara - May he rest in peace. He played the PERFECT Mr. Freeze. Few even come close.
2. Maurice LeMarche - Ansara's spiritual successor. He sounds more emotional when he talks normally, but when the robotic sound effect comes in he sounds exactly like Ansara.
3. Robert Kraft - A very fittingly cold, detatched voice. Like a deeper version of Ansara's take.
4. Keith Szarabajka - Fits Freeze very well.
5. Clancy Brown - A bit overly sinister for Freeze, but an awesome voice nonetheless.
6. Eric Bauza - If Freeze is to be a campy villain, this is how he should sound.
7. Townsend Coleman - Is he trying to imitate Ahnold? I can't tell.
8. John DiMaggio - He's...passable?
9. Lennie Weinrib - A bit too overdone.
10. Ted Knight - Generic.
said at 4:49 AM on Sat Sep 28 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
I actually prefer Maurice LaMarche.

Michael does a great job of displaying the tragicness in his performance. Heck, his version defined Freeze and leaves an impact. However, I feel that LaMarche carries out the tragic aspect of the character while displaying more emotional range. I also like the effects on his performance too.

So I'll vote for LaMarche. But Ansara was no doubt memorable and a definite classic.
said at 6:05 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
 9 Shout Outs!
R.I.P. Michael Ansara
said at 2:47 PM on Tue Jul 2 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Michael Ansara's lines sent chills down my spine (no pun intended)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:58 AM on Mon Jun 10 2013
My two favorites are Michael Ansara and Maurice LaMarche, but I'm leaning toward Michael. Maurice occasionally sounded Christopher Walken-ish to me and I actually think the filter they used on his voice was kind of silly.
said at 3:37 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
Its hard to decide between Michael Ansara and Maurice LaMarche but I would have to go with Maurice. Robert Kraft is good too but nothjng beats Mo
said at 12:09 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
Oh god...Micheal Ansara or Maurice LaMarche...please don't make me choose. Clancy Brown is great too.
said at 6:54 PM on Thu Mar 14 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I'm finding it hard to decide between Michael Ansara & Clancy Brown. Both are so phenomenally great; decisions, decisions.
said at 5:21 PM on Fri Mar 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Michael and Maurice are obviously the best, but I also really love Clancy Brown. Freeze had a really cool design in that show and Browns voice fit it completely. The only thing that bugs me is that he was just a thug out for money in the series, unlike Michaels tragic backstory. Keith I think is really good too.
said at 12:02 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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Maurice LaMarche was incredible. He's definitely my favorite Mr. Freeze. Micheal Ansara was great too and his influence on the character as he is today is undeniable, but I agree with CatsTuxedo that he was just too constantly woe-is-me to consider him the best. LaMarche could do the same thing and still have more emotional range. Ansara could have been even better if he had a script and story with more variety and different direction, but for what it's worth he took part in changing how people saw the character and left an undeniable impact. I enjoy both, but Maurice LaMarche was perfect for the part and I hope Mr. Freeze makes a more prominent appearance in future games.
said at 8:06 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
Maurice LaMarche for me.
said at 9:43 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Ansara is amazing as the tragic villain. Maurice was good too and sounded cool with the filter but in my opinion Ansara is better. For a less tragic Freeze Clancy Brown was awesome.
said at 5:17 AM on Wed Oct 3 2012
 8 Shout Outs!
I'm going with LaMarche here. He resembles a more natural version of Ansara (whom I feel is a bit too theatrically melancholy to be completely believable) and that filter is just plain cool. The said filter also manages to make his exclamations upon being handed a takedown in his boss fight really funny ("Get off me!" in particular cracks me up).

On a side note, I do believe that Schwarzenegger could've been a decent Freeze if he had better material to work with (though I have to give him credit for managing to have fun in the role while lugging that hundred-pound suit around, which can't be easy by any stretch of the imagination); his voice has a distinctly threatening, growly quality that comes in handy during certain moments (The "humanity must suffer with me" and "turn Gotham into an icy graveyard" speeches and his last scene with Ivy in Arkham come to mind).
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
@CatsTuxedo Agreed. Maurice managed to capture both the menacing and sympathetic side of Freeze. Michael Ansara did it too, but Maurice did it better IMO.
Grim Griefer
said at 1:18 AM on Tue Sep 11 2012
Michael Ansara's Mr. Freeze is the one everyone remembers. The script by Paul Dini, design by Mike Mignola, and voiceover by Michael Ansara were so well received that it replaced the Mr. Freeze of the comics.

Something to note about Michael Ansara's Mr. Freeze is that he sounded different in every appearance even though it was the same actor. In the first B:TAS appearance of Freeze in "Hear of Ice" the Victor Fries pre-transformation had a someone refined accent you'd find in the upper-middle class on the East Coast. Mr. Freeze in the suit utilized a lot of voice masks and synthesizers. In later appearances there was no voice masking or synthesizers and outside the suit, he had a more midwest accent.
said at 9:18 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Michael Ansara. No questions asked. Maurice does do a rather good job in Arkham City, I'll admit, and many of the other actors are *fine* in the role. But Ansara and Dini's writing completely changed our perception of Mr. Freeze's character forever.
said at 2:35 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
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Tragic-wise, I go for Michael Ansara. Menacing-wise I choose Clancy Brown.
said at 9:17 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
@Sokka2Me Maurice has shades of both. ;-P
said at 4:42 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
Ted Knight: It was a decent performance, but ultimately forgettable.

Lennie Weinrib: Hahahaha! That accent is just…its too funny.

Michael Ansara: Now this is when things got good. His performance in Heart of Ice simply cannot be faulted.

Clancy Brown: Clancy just feels so, excuse the pun, cool in the role.

Eric Bauza: he was ok. It was never really that threatening, but I atleast I did not lose interest in listening too him.

Keith Szarabajka: Like Clancy Brown, he just sounds so cool! I hope he gets more than just that cameo in the Young Justice pilot.

Robert Kraft: Not the first person I would think of for Freeze, but a good performance none the less.

John DiMaggio: More comical this time, a throwback to the good old Weinrib days. But the difference is, that this was meant to be comedic.

Maurice LaMarche: Sounds just as awesome as Ansara.

Ansara and LaMarche tie for first place, Clancy Brown third, Keith fourth, then Kraft, Bauza and DiMaggio are all about the same for me, with Ted Knight and Lennie Weinrid coming in at the bottom.
said at 11:55 AM on Thu Jul 12 2012
@Cheesyfeet106 Freeze returns in the YJ episode "Terrors".
said at 2:53 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Oh, thanks, I didn't get to watch much of Young Justice yet.
said at 7:14 PM on Mon Jul 23 2012
@Cheesyfeet106 Townsend Coleman is good too, I'll lace him just above Kraft/Bauza/DiMaggio.
said at 1:32 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
They modeled LaMarche's version after Ansara... I was going to pick Michael Ansara however LaMarche sounds like a real badass with that filter. My favorite villain in that game :)
said at 1:20 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
John sounds like Arnold Schwarzeeggar.
said at 8:46 AM on Fri Jun 15 2012
It's very close, but I think I'll go with Micheal Ansara: he gives Freeze that cold, tragic and memorable performance.

Maurice LaMarche is at a close second for really nailing the evil side of Freeze.

But seriously if Robert Kraft had that accent Micheal had he would probobly be my first choice, he sounds a little generic otherwise.

Clancy Brown is also very good as usuall.
said at 1:31 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
Michael Ansara is probably my first choice. The BTAS version changed everyone's perception of Freeze as a character after all. However LaMarche was also great as Freeze and the only one to come close.
Spider RedNight
said at 2:19 AM on Tue Mar 13 2012
As close as this came, I think I'm pulling for Maurice LaMarche. His voice just sounds to melancholy despite how cold it's supposed to be. Ansara's a very close second, but as one who played Arkham City before having much to do with Batman in general, LaMarche's voice was the one I found myself... "warming" up to the most.
said at 6:03 PM on Sun Mar 4 2012
Oh yeah and Keith Szarbajka sounds like a joke.
said at 2:17 AM on Sat Jan 28 2012
1. Maurice LaMarche
2. Michael Ansara
3. Robert Kraft
4. Clancy Brown
said at 12:50 AM on Sat Dec 10 2011
Ted Knight - Generic villain voice. Yawn.
Lennie Weinrib - THE FU--
Michael Ansara - Perfect for the more tragic character in this show. You could say his performance was... CHILLING?
Clancy Brown - Clancy does an awesome villainous voice, as usual.
Eric Bauza - Not bad. Could sound better, though.
Keith Szarabajka - A pretty good performance. I like his calm demeanor.
Robert Kraft - He's alright. Not one of the better tragic voices.
John DiMaggio - Strange that he uses an accent, but he doesn't sound corny or anything, unlike Weinrib.
Maurice LaMarche - Another good tragic voice and he sounds really COOL whenever they filter his voice.
said at 12:23 AM on Mon Nov 28 2011
I like the earlier ones too. :) I thought that Ted Knight did a pretty good job.
said at 12:34 AM on Tue Oct 25 2011
Mr Ansara get my top vote, followed closely by LaMarche.
said at 11:17 PM on Sun Oct 23 2011
I'm gonna echo the "Editor's Opinion" here by saying my favorite two voice actors for Mr. Freeze are Michael Ansara and Maurice LaMarche. I thought they did a good job with how Freeze was handled in B: TAS and Arkham City respectively. Keith Szarabajka was my second favorite. until the AC trailer, but now he's third. Robert Kraft wasn't too bad, either.

Clancy Brown was okay, but my enjoyment of his Freeze is hampered by how The Batman handled the character.
said at 2:22 PM on Mon Oct 17 2011
1) Ansara
2) Brown
3) Szarabajka
said at 11:30 AM on Wed Oct 12 2011
Hollywood wasted Michael Ansara. He was the Technomage on Babylon 5 and had the title role in the old Outer Limits episode Soldier.
said at 11:59 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
Michael Ansara is the best hands-down, but Maurice LaMarche does a respectable job too!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:20 AM on Mon Aug 15 2011
Added Maurice LaMarche from a recent trailer.
Blue Paratroopa
said at 11:33 PM on Sun Aug 14 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Michael Ansara had such a beautiful, pained voice hidden behind his monotone. A great performance.
said at 10:32 AM on Sat Aug 6 2011
Clancy Brown, then Michael Ansara
said at 11:26 PM on Fri Jul 22 2011
 1 Shout Out!
MIchael hands down.
SM Scorx
said at 12:30 PM on Tue Jul 5 2011
 1 Shout Out!
1) Michael Ansara
2) Clancy Brown
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:19 PM on Mon May 2 2011
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Michael and Robert are the better Freeze for when he needs to be threatening yet sympethtic and Clancy Brown and Keith are the best villain Mr. Freeze as you don't feel sorry but you know to take them seriously.
If I have to choose I'd go with Clancy
said at 2:18 AM on Wed Mar 23 2011
Okay the older voices just suck, I'm gonna get that outta the way. If you want the tragic and calculating Mr. Freeze, then Michael Ansara and Robert Kraft do it perfectly! However if you want a Freeze who's moreover a flat-out Villain, or in Brown's case criminal Mad-Man, then Clancy Brown and Keith Szarabajka do Great. It seems they were going for a "Campy" version of Ansara's Freeze with Eric Bauza's rendition, and surprisingly i thought it was pretty good! And I can't wait for Maurice LaMarche's performance from "Batman: Arkham City"! 8->
said at 10:57 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
Three way tie between Ansara, Szarabajka and Brown.
said at 8:21 AM on Wed Mar 9 2011
I'm tied between Keith Szarabajka and Robert Kraft as number one. Michael Ansara is number two, Clancy Brown number 3 and Eric Bauza number 4. Ted Knight is number 5 and Lennie Weinrib is last place due to the accent. I can never picture Freeze talking like that.
said at 7:45 AM on Tue Apr 14 2015
@VocalChameleon Apparently, Weinrib was doing an Otto Preminger impression (Preminger was the second live-action Mr. Freeze in the 1966 show).
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:24 AM on Mon Mar 7 2011
Not too fond of Knight's and Weinrib's , but I can see why they went in that particular direction, you know, for the times. ;) Clancy Brown makes any character awesome, which is both a + and a - , as every character sounds *cool*, they also sound the same. Kraft wasn't too bad, but my top three choices would be:

1.) Keith Szarabajka
2.) Michael Ansara
3.) Eric Bauza
said at 6:02 PM on Sun Mar 6 2011
 1 Shout Out!
1.Michael Ansara
2.Keith Szarabajka
3.Robert Kraft
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:34 PM on Sun Mar 6 2011
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To me, it's between Ansara and Szarabajka. They both represent a more refined and intelligent supervillain in my mind. Their voices and words sound like those spoken from a very educated and almost aged/retired doctor.
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