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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Red Hood with sound clips and images.
Red Hood is an adversary of Batman whom made his Comic Book debut in Detective Comics #168 "The Man Behind The Red Hood" in February of 1951. While plenty of Comic Book characters have gone through different depictions over the years this is especially true for Red Hood as he has been depicted in different ways (as this Voice Compare will demonstrate). There has been plenty of plenty whom have worn the Red Hood outfit but the two most known cases are the Joker (one of his different origins) and Jason Todd. However regardless of whom is wearing the Red Hood outfit at least one thing that is consistent about Red Hood is that he is the head of his criminal organization with no super powers.

Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Nov 10 2011, 26 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Red HoodJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Red Hood (Flashback)John DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Red HoodJensen Ackles
Jensen Ackles
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)
Red HoodTroy Baker
Troy Baker


Today on the Batman VC section we take a little look at this man with a highly varied origin... RED HOOD! While Red Hood has been around in the comics since the early 50's Red Hood never really appeared in any of the adaptations until recently. In Batman Brave and the Bold, Red Hood appeared in one episode episode voiced by series regular Jeff Bennett. One thing to keep in mind is that in this show Red Hood is a Hero in this Alternate Universe (another words this is another one of those VC's where the character is very inconsistently depicted). Anyways Jeff does a pretty good job with this take on the role as it does sound heroic but also with a somber and intellectual feel to it as well and is a good example of his work here.

The Movie Batman Under The Red Hood has 2 different versions of Red Hood, one was briefly seen in a flashback the other was in the present day. The Flashback Red Hood was voiced by John DiMaggio (which is of course due to the fact that John voiced Joker). This take on Red Hood is basically some poor Average Joe whom was set up to look like a known crimelord but tries to plead with Batman that he is not.  While John DiMaggio was given a little bit of material he does pretty well with what he has got as his performance did suit the role pretty well. The 2nd Red Hood whom is the main antagonist of the movie is voiced by Jensen Ackles. This Red Hood is very much a criminal in which Jensen does give a rather spirited performance as he gives the role plenty of malice (but with also a pretty good amount of snark as well). Jensen's work on the role suits on how Red Hood is an angry young man whom lets just say wants to deal with Gotham City's Crime his own way and Jensen's performance on the role is a good example of that movie's voice acting. Overall I am not sure who to go with here as all 3 of these guys did pretty well in their own way.     


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said at 10:02 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
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Definitely Jensen Ackles. He has a cool and cocky voice while having the anguish that was part of the character. It helps that Under the Red Hood (IMO) has a more likeable version of Jason Todd/Red Hood.

With Arkham Knight's DLC, I think Troy did just fine. Not quite as memorable, but it works. Didn't like how Arkham Knight's main story portrayal (which I won't spoil), and I personally thought Troy had better performances with Two-Face (particularly Arkham Knight's version) and the Joker.

Jeff and John played the Joker's version of Red Hood, and are passable in their own ways. I kinda liked how Jeff has the "James Bond"-esque personality, whereas John had the more docile version.

Speaking of Joker, I'd really like for Troy to have a go at Joker's version of Red Hood. Would had been nice since Hood didn't have any dialogue in Origins.
said at 12:02 AM on Sun Aug 9 2015
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Sticking with Jensen Ackles, though Troy Baker was also good. At this point, Troy will end up voicing Damian Wayne.
said at 9:09 PM on Sun Aug 9 2015
@Anicomicgeek Don't forget Carrie Kelly and Stephanie Brown.
said at 12:01 AM on Sun Aug 9 2015
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Troy does a fine job, but he voices a horribly written version of the character, which I'd like to elaborate on but really don't want to spoil.

Jensen Ackles takes this one for me, no contest. One of the standouts of Under the Red Hood, and just a perfect fit for the character.
said at 11:28 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
I'm overall tied between Jensen and Troy. Troy's clips don't do him justice here, but what he has in the campaign is fantastic, and easily rivals Jensen's work in Under the Red Hood.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:44 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
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My only problem with Troy is I can hear some of his other roles in his take. That said, he's got all the right stuff for the role.
Also funny he's playing the Jason Todd version of Red Hood after playing the Joker.
said at 10:36 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
I'll stick with Jensen but Troy is great, I'm interested to see who might voice Jason in the future (hopefully Nolan North) if he makes more appearances.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:49 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
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Troy Baker is pretty solid as Red Hood. He's not as good as Ackles, but good nonetheless.
said at 7:21 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
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Troy's good, really good. I wouldn't say he tops Jensen, but he still nails it.
said at 7:18 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
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1) Troy Baker
2) Jeff Bennett
3) Jensen Ackles
4) John DiMaggio
said at 8:40 PM on Wed Apr 29 2015
I wonder who will voice Jason in Arkham Knight.
said at 10:38 AM on Sun Jun 28 2015
@shadowlord Troy Baker voices Arkham Knight and Red Hood
said at 3:45 PM on Sun Jun 28 2015
@Kylegrand14 I wrote that comment before it came out so I know now.
said at 3:31 PM on Sun Mar 15 2015
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Funny how Jensen Ackles sounds kinda like Jeff Bennett, even though they're not voicing the same incarnations of the character.
said at 6:41 AM on Thu Mar 5 2015
1) Jeff Bennett
2) John DiMaggio
3) Jensen Ackles
said at 9:47 AM on Wed Apr 15 2015
1) Jeff Bennett
2) Jensen Ackles
3) John DiMaggio
said at 6:18 PM on Sat May 31 2014
Voting for which actor was hard, especially because of the person. Here it was Jason Todd's Red Hood but also Joker's Red Hood. But Jensen gives Jason his younger, tough self so Ackles was the vote.
Shiny Raticate
said at 11:51 PM on Sat Mar 29 2014
Jensen for his version of Red Hood was amazing. I love the seriousness of his voice and the authoritative command.
Unfortunately, John DiMaggio didn't have a whole lot to go with.
Jeff Bennett did really good, but at one point, it sounded like he was going towards his John Travolta impression.
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
Jeff Bennett- While being an alternate universe version of the character, a la Joker, Jeff did very good here, using a much more calm and serious voice which I do love when Jeff gets to do that with a character, especially when this character contrasts so well with his Joker voice in the show. I don't know what it is just hearing Jeff sound so authoritative and calm just sounds so cool. 7/10

John DiMaggio- While John doesn't have much to go off of here, he does decent with what he's given. He does sound frightened and panicked considering the situation in the film, and it does sound a little different from his Joker, but it's just decent overall. 6.5/10

Jensen Ackles- Considering this is a different version of the character compared to Jeff and Johns portrayals, its also happens to be the best of the three performances IMO. Jensen works so well with the character and gets the authoritative and intimidating sound down extremely well (especially during the argument between him and batman at the end of the film,) and sounds just great in this role. 8/10

1. Jensen
2. Jeff
3. John
said at 2:46 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
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Definitely Jensen Ackles, and if Jason Todd appears in any other media I would like to hear him voice him at least one more time, he really fit the character.
said at 11:48 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
1 . Jensen Ackles - This is not only because I`m a " Supernatural " fan or because he gets the most screentime though both factors helped . His portrayal of the Jason Todd Red Hood was intimidating as well as tragic , unsurprising considering Jensen`s talent when it comes to playing mentally unbalanced characters with a tragic side . You could feel his grief , his tragic ( Sorry if I`m overusing that word )father-son bond with Bruce and his hatred for his predecessor in the " Red Hood " mantle .
2 . Jeff Bennett - As an alternate universe , heroic version of Joker whose " mind was bent but not snapped " by the chemical vat , Jeff was classy , charismatic and surprisingly ( Oh , I am so sorry ) tragic .
3 . John DiMaggio - I would like to point out that John is last purely because he had the least screentime , not for lack of effort or talent . I loved his ( Wait for it ) tragic and Comics-accurate portrayal of the man who would become Joker .
In short , they were all awesome but Jensen comes in first because of his powerhouse performance and John comes in last just because he had the least screentime as Red Hood . Also , does anyone else find it ironic Jensen and Jeff are both Texans while John`s a Northeasterner and Jensen affected a Northeastern accent for The Film ?
said at 6:22 PM on Thu May 3 2012
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jensen ackles.. but this is because i find jason to be a better redhood XD but in all seriousness jason todd should appear in the catroons series... im sick of excluding so many great villains, i wanna see someone kick Victor Zsasz ass in a animated feature damnit! and wanna see jason redhood do his thing to.
said at 12:34 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
Well, one of these isn't the same Red Hood so there isn't really a debate here. So Jensen Eckles is the best Jason Todd!Red Hood full stop. And pre-Joker!Red Hood was definitely John DiMaggio's.
said at 10:24 PM on Sun Dec 2 2012
@EmpireGrotesk Actually they're all different Red Hoods because the one from Batman The Brave And The Bold is a heroic Red Hood from an alternate universe.
said at 12:52 AM on Sat Nov 12 2011
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Jensen Ackles is amazing. He really needs to be in more projects!
said at 10:24 PM on Thu Nov 10 2011
Well, that's depends on which Red Hood. I mean, John DiMaggio's Red Hood is basically how that particuar incarnation traditionally is in the comics--Joker pre-accident, whereas Jensen Ackles is Jason Todd and Jeff Bennett's Red Hood is from an alternate universe where the Joker is a good guy. I'm gonna go with Jensen Ackles, though.

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