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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.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday 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.