Red Hood
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Red Hood

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

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 compare covers the version of Red Hood who would one day become the Joker.
Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 10 2011
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Red HoodJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
Red HoodJohn DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Red HoodMark Hamill
Mark Hamill


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said at 7:15 PM on Mon Sep 26 2016
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Mark Hamill does sound a little too aged to really be the most fitting, which I think John Dimaggio is. However, then novelty of hearing Mark Hamill voice pre-Joker is really cool, and it is the one we spend the most time with. He does a good job making him sound sympathetic, despite the voice not really fitting with the design.

Jeff Bennet was good for his version, but as others have said I can't really compare him to the other two. I would vote for John because he does give a good performance, but with just one line under his belt, and me being biased to hearing Mark voice a pre-Joker, my vote goes to Mark Hamill. He had the most material to work with, despite not really being the most fitting.
said at 5:14 PM on Sat Jul 30 2016
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Mark Hamill - Sympathetic and confused. Not that it's a bad thing, since it's prior to his true fall from grace as the Joker.

John Dimaggio - Similar, though not very confused sounding but equally as pathetic.

Jeff Bennett - More calculative and charismatic in tone, similar to the original Red Hood in the comics prior to the Joker origin.

All good in their own ways.

BONUS: Kind of a now brainer, but I would to hear Troy Baker as the Hood before the Joker. Either similar to Mark Hamill or his usual character voice like with Joel or Booker but more pathetic. Ditto with Richard Epcar, like a mix between Ziggy and Terrorist Cyrus Temple. Kevin Michael Richardson, same voice as his Pre-Joker in Strange Minds.
said at 7:08 PM on Wed Oct 12 2016
@Troodon2 Did you hear Ziggy in the game dubs, or the clips on the site?
said at 7:16 PM on Wed Oct 12 2016
@huzaifa_ahmed Yes. I know the voice is still deep, but he could still rework it.
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Oct 12 2016
@Troodon2 I was actually asking whether you played the games, or just heard the dub clips from the site.

I get what you mean about the voice. & you're right, Ziggy's attitude fits Red Hood.
The Doctor
said at 12:13 AM on Thu Jul 28 2016
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While I like Hamill's Joker better (although John is REALLY close second), I'm voting John here. I feel that he made Red Hood sound more distinctive from his Joker voice, while still clearly being the same person in different points in his life. Hamill was by no means bad, but he feels little bit just wimpier Joker.

Bennett was good as alternative universe version of the Joker, but it's little bit hard to compare him to John and Mark, since the character he is playing is so different.
said at 6:37 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
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Since this is now exclusively for the Joker Red Hood, both Mark Hamill John DiMaggio are good, but I'm gonna go with Hamill. Likewise, Jeff Bennett was good as an alternate reality version where the Joker is a hero.
said at 7:54 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016

Meant to put an "and" between "Mark Hamill" and "John DiMaggio".
said at 2:56 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
1. John DiMaggio
2. Mark Hamill
3. Jeff Bennett
Shaun Ince
said at 12:44 PM on Wed Jul 27 2016
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I was waiting for Mark Hamill to be added to this compare. And he has my vote.
said at 6:31 AM on Wed Jul 27 2016
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Bennett is my favorite. DiMaggio was also great, though.
said at 11:35 AM on Wed Jul 27 2016
Mark Hamill sounds pretty good. Definitely my new favorite. I love how he makes him sound more weaselly and afraid.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:47 PM on Tue Jul 26 2016
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Fyi - Split up Red Hood and created a separate Red Hood / Jason Todd VC.
said at 10:08 AM on Sun Mar 20 2016
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Jensen Ackles IS Red Hood/Jason Todd. His performance is one of the major highlights in Batman: Under the Red Hood. His brings a nice flare of cockiness while still being ruthless and very menacing.

Troy Baker is good but much like in Avengers's Earth's Mightiest Heroes, The Arkham games overused and overcast Troy Baker and at this point it's gotten ridiculous. Yes he's a versatile VA but I think other VA's could have portrayed Red Hood.

Jeff Bennett and John DiMaggio are the Joker versions of Red Hood.

Jeff Bennett is an alternate universe version of Joker where's a hero and for that it works.

John DiMaggio fits the Red Hood who will become the Joker and that too works.

They all work but I feel Jensen is the one who worked best and he's got my vote.

BONUS: I think someone like Alessandro Juliani, Will Friedle, Chris Patton or David Matranga would fit Red Hood/Jason Todd really well.
said at 12:11 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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1. Jensen
2. Troy- I thought he went OTT with emotion and was pretty whiny in story mode. He's great in DLC though.
3. John
4. Jeff
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
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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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Who do you think has been the best from these Red Hood voice actors?
Jeff Bennett
John DiMaggio
Mark Hamill