Hannah Barbera Voice Compares

Voice Compare » Batman » Riddler

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Riddler with sound clips and images.
(Note: For those whom are curious Bruce Timm was not added in this Voice Compare because he never actually spoke in Batman Under the Red Hood.)

Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Feb 24 2011, 134 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, NCZ, Music Meister, UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder (1968)
Riddler / Edward NigmaTed Knight
Ted Knight
Challenge of the Super Friends (1978)
Riddler / Edward NigmaMichael Bell
Michael Bell
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)
Riddler / Edward NigmaJohn Glover
John Glover
The Batman (2004)
Riddler / Edward NigmaRobert Englund
Robert Englund
Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)
Riddler / Edward NigmaWally Wingert
Wally Wingert
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Riddler / Edward NigmaJohn Michael Higgins
John Michael Higgins
DC Universe Online (2011)
Riddler / Edward NigmaShannon McCormick
Shannon McCormick
Young Justice (2010)
Riddler / Edward NigmaDave Franco
Dave Franco
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Riddler / Edward NigmaRob Paulsen
Rob Paulsen
Riddler / Edward NigmaWeird Al Yankovic
Weird Al Yankovic
Young Justice: Legacy (2013)
Riddler / Edward NigmaJason Spisak
Jason Spisak
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
Riddler / Edward NigmaMatthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014)
Riddler / Edward NigmaRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith


Today on the Batman VC section we have another member of Batman's Rogues Gallery whom is quite the "E. Nigma" indeed, okay bad puns aside here is a VC for THE RIDDLER! Since this is a rather large VC I shall make this a short one as I found John Glover, Wally Wingert and surprisingly enough Shannon McCormick to be the best of the Riddler voices here. The other VA's in this VC were for the most part not bad (though I do think that Ted Knight was probably the weakest performance here. To be fair Ted's voice for the role is not bad but the delivery on his lines can be inconsistent and awkward, I admit I have heard worse but still.) Overall I am going with John Glover, Wally Wingert and Shannon McCormick the most here.


Latest Comments

Add a Comment

said at 10:49 AM on Thu Aug 20 2015
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Am I the only one who thinks that Knight did that stilted delivery on purpose???!!!
said at 10:26 AM on Sat Aug 8 2015
1) John Glover
2) Stuart Milligan (BBC DC radio dramas)
3) Michael Bell
4) Ted Knight
5) Wally Wingert
6) Roger Craig Smith
7) Rob Paulsen
8) Dave Franco
9) John Michael Higgins
10) Jason Spisak
11) Weird Al Yankovic
12) Robert Englund
13) Shannon McCormick
14) Matthew Gray Gubler
said at 8:59 AM on Wed Jul 8 2015
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Wally Wingert's Riddler is absolutely perfect in every way. It's like the voice I've always imagined for the character without truly knowing it until I heard it. He has the smarmy arrogance, the manic energy and the neuroticism down pat.
said at 3:49 AM on Fri Jan 30 2015
Roger's performance is decent I guess. He sounds fittingly smug and actually has a fantastic manic laugh, but his voice is too deep for the role. And while I did like his laugh, it's incredibly jarring to hear it alongside his low-pitched voice.
said at 9:26 AM on Thu Jan 29 2015
Meant to comment on this yesterday but the sound clips weren't working on my phone for some odd reason.

Anyway, Roger is actually quite good as the Riddler. The laugh needs a bit of work though.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:51 PM on Tue Jan 27 2015
I have mixed feelings with Roger, I feel the voice could have worked but sounds too calm and the laugh kinda contradicts it. However if he had more of an egotistic performance I feel the voice could have worked a little more. I just feel if tweaked a little, he could have made a really good Riddler.
said at 8:54 PM on Wed Jan 28 2015
@Music Meister Now that I think about, this voice would be perfect for Joker.
said at 7:35 AM on Mon Feb 2 2015
@Netherman14 - Roger voicing both Bats and Joker XD

If he did, would that make him the second or third actor to voice those two
said at 8:11 AM on Mon Feb 2 2015
@HyperVoiceActing Troy Baker,Micheal Dobson, and Steve Blum have
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 11:49 AM on Mon Feb 2 2015
@Archerboy58 And Tessho Genda as of recently, if we're counting foreign VAs
said at 2:35 PM on Mon Jan 26 2015
Rob Paulsen and Weird Al Yankovic were pretty good as Riddler, and Jason Spisak was a better voice than Dave Franco. That said, Matthew Gray Gubler sunds too young (ironically, the opposite problem I had with him as Jimmy Olsen in All-Star Batman) and too reserved for Eddie.

Sticking with Wally Wingert.
said at 10:42 PM on Tue Jan 27 2015

Roger Craig Smith's voice is all right, but it's too calm. Sticking with Wingert.
said at 5:22 AM on Sat Sep 27 2014
I'm not a big fan of Matthew. He seems generic. I'm sticking with Wally.
said at 9:55 AM on Fri Sep 26 2014
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
Hi diddle diddler, time for the Riddler!

1. Wally Wingert: Probably one of the best casting choices I've ever seen for a villain. His Riddler just oozes with trickiness, smugness, and a frantic sort of insanity that all blend to make him the lovable jerk he is, and will always be the voice I picture for the Riddler! But then again, the Arkham games have fantastic casting in general, which Wally shows fantastically.

2. Robert Englund: His Riddler is different than what I'd normally picture for the character, but that's not a bad thing at all! His Riddler is fantastically creepy, and still as tricky as I'd expect for the character!

3. Shannon McCormick: His voice is a bit deeper than I'd expect for the Riddler, but it's still a pretty good performance, it has a lot of what makes Wally's performance so good so ultimately, it's among my favorites!

4. Rob Paulsen: A very entertaining zany voice, maybe it's not the best for the character in general, but it's still very fun to listen to! A great fit for a sillier incarnation of the character.

5. Weird Al: Like with Rob, his voice is very nice for a sillier and light-hearted take on the character, though honestly I could totally see him working as a more traditional Riddler!

6. John Michael Higgins: Not a lot to say here, as I'd repeat what I said about Rob and Weird Al. Good performance all around.

7. John Glover: I'll probably get eaten alive for putting him so low, but I don't think he's bad at all! Just a lot lower in my eyes than most, I just don't get that sort of energy I expect from the Riddler in his performance. Of course, I haven't seen any episodes with him so that my explain why he's so low. :p

8. Jason Spisak: Not really all that great in my eyes, but it's a hell of a lot better than Dave Franco's take, that's for sure!

9. Michael Bell: Not bad for an old-timey take on the Riddler, but still not all that great. If he ditched the ridiculously high-pitched voice, he'd actually be pretty decent!

10. Matthew Gray Gubler: To be fair, he gets the Riddler's smug personality down well, but he not only fails to capture the Riddler's frantic energy, but is an all around disappointing substitute for Wally Wingert!

11. Ted Knight: Truth be told, his is actually one of my favorite takes on a so-bad-it's-good level. His voice cracks me up, it sounds like a mix between a Beatle and William Shatner! :D

12. Dave Franco: Eegh... not much to say here, it's just an all around bad take that's unpleasant to listen to, far too whiny sounding.
said at 6:52 PM on Thu Sep 11 2014
I was a little disappointed with Matthew's performance, especially after being used to Wally Wingert in the Arkham games.
said at 12:41 PM on Thu Sep 11 2014
Why didn't they get Wally back for Assault on Arkham again? For a game that's suppose to be in the same continuity, they don't really use a lot of the actors from the series
said at 6:13 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@HyperVoiceActing Same reason why they didn't get Tara Strong, Wally was busy with Arkham Knight.
said at 6:17 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
@Troodon2 - Oh. So I guess Kevin, Troy, and Nolan weren't AS busy?
said at 3:48 PM on Wed Sep 17 2014

Well, maybe it's cos Tara was reorient dialogue for the Harley DCL and maybe To be fair, Nolan was only needed for one scene as penguin in the film
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:38 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
You know if he used the attitude Ezekiel Stane and his usual higher voices, Eric Bauza would make a great Riddler
said at 1:57 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
Matthew is ok I suppose. He's a bit of a weak stand in for Wally so therefore my vote doesn't change a bit.
said at 8:33 AM on Wed Sep 10 2014
Weird Al should play Riddler in a live-action Batman film someday. :-)
said at 3:59 PM on Wed Jan 28 2015
@Torak - I can't think of enough ways to say no
said at 7:17 AM on Mon Feb 2 2015
@HyperVoiceActing - Chill dude, just an opinion. :-)
said at 6:59 AM on Wed Sep 10 2014
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Matthew has the right "I think i'm smarter than everyone else" attitude, but He sounds a little too reserved. He's not really letting himself go with the performance.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:15 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Matthew is pretty generic, nothing remarkable in his voice or performance.
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
@Music Meister Agreed, he doesn't have the condescending attitude Wally has.
said at 7:34 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
@llawliet159 Ditto. A real disappointing stand in for Wally.

It's a shame too, as most of AOA's casting choices worked fairly well.
said at 6:04 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
@chaosincarnate I'm disappointed with Spencer Reid :(
said at 8:49 PM on Fri Aug 22 2014
1. John Glover
2. Shannon McCormick
3. Dave Franco
4. Weird Al Yankovic
5. John Michael Higgins
6. Robert Englund/ Wally Wingert
7. Michael Bell
8. Ted Knight
said at 8:51 PM on Fri Aug 22 2014
@d123 1. John Glover
2. Shannon McCormick
3. Dave Franco
4. Weird Al Yankovic
5. John Michael Higgins
6. Robert Englund/ Wally Wingert
7. Michael Bell
8. Rob Paulsen/ Ted Knight
9. Jason Spisak
said at 8:53 PM on Fri Aug 22 2014
@d123 That's not at all to say that Jason Spisak did not a do a good job!! He did pretty well too
said at 5:44 PM on Wed Jun 18 2014
I can't wait till Dr. Spencer Reid's take on the Riddler in Batman: Assault on Arkham
said at 2:09 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I wonder if Charlie Adler would make a good Riddler?
said at 6:22 PM on Sat May 31 2014
Wally of course. He adds up to the trickiness of the Riddler in all the Arkham games, and that is just the person Riddler is. Wally is #1 here.
said at 10:11 AM on Tue May 6 2014
Wally is my favourite Riddler voice with Shannon 2nd.

John does a good job at voicing Riddler since he was the first perfect Riddler.

Robert is enjoyable as is John.

Every1 else to me personally is either generic or really annoying.
said at 12:24 PM on Sat May 3 2014
Wally and John are tied though going with Wally a bit more. Shannon is 2nd, but for less traditional going with Robert. Also like John Michael Higgins and Michael Bell as a classic Riddler.
said at 10:12 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
It's amazing how Jason Spisack voices that version of Riddler so much better than Dave Franco did on the show. I mean - SO much better!
said at 5:17 PM on Mon Apr 28 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
If they wanted to give really a high voice in YJ they could have casted Peter Macnicol. I'd also like Matt L. Jones to voice Riddler, using his Humpty Dumpty voice from Beware The Batman, mainly for his 2nd appearance.
said at 8:19 PM on Thu Apr 17 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
Waly Wingert gets my vote. But I think Michael Emerson could really rock this role.
said at 4:22 AM on Thu Mar 13 2014
 8 Shout Outs! [?]
i wonder if James Arnold Taylor would make a good Riddler using his Quentin Beck voice from spider-man 2 movie game.
said at 9:36 AM on Mon Apr 14 2014
Come to think of it, in the part of the game in the arena, Quentin Beck did act very Riddler-like
said at 6:06 PM on Thu Apr 17 2014
@Lpfan120 indeed
said at 12:21 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Jason is better than Dave. Wally Wingert is still my favorite.
said at 6:17 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Jason sounds more like Toyman, but I still like it better than Dave.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:14 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
Jason was alright, could have been better if he wasn't forced to imitate Dave
said at 3:10 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
 7 Shout Outs! [?]
Jason Spisak make a better Riddler than Dave Franco....
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:24 PM on Fri Mar 14 2014
@Bartimaeus Weird isn't it, Dave's Riddler comes off as annoying yet Jason's impression comes off as creepy in an 'unhinged' sorta way.
said at 10:14 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
@Music Meister Exactly. He nailed the childish, game obsessed maniac that they were trying to go for (but failed) with Dave Franco.
said at 4:48 PM on Sat Jan 18 2014
I'm changing my vote to Shannon McCormick.
said at 11:04 AM on Sat Feb 1 2014
Nah, going with Wally Wingert!
said at 11:17 AM on Sat Feb 1 2014
@Silence Make up your mind, man! Just kidding. I was actually pretty torn between the two, myself.
said at 3:47 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
i like Robert Englund the best. John Glover, Michael Bell, Shannon McCormick, and John Micheal Higgins were good as well
said at 2:36 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Though I didn't like Franco as Riddler, Jason Spisak imitating him for YJ: Legacy was even worse. Spisak's a great voice actor, but he sounded even more awkward in the game.
said at 1:22 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
1-: Wally Wingert: One of the best casting choices in the Batman: Arkham series, he really nailed Edward's intellectual-yet-impatient, haughty personality.
2-: John Glover: A really charming take on the character, I love the accent and he really suited Riddler's arrogant persona that could even make him sound like a buffoon at points.
3-: Shannon McCormick: A bit more reserved, but he plays the part to near perfection. Definitely one of my favorite DCUO performances.
4-: Rob Paulsen: A good fit for the more insane, zany version of the character, he sounds like he's channeling Jim Carrey at points.
5-: John Michael Higgins: Interchangeable with Rob Paulsen a lot of the time. A very good performance, it reminds me of John Glover's take, but a bit more energetic.
6-: Robert Englund: I don't like this version of the character, but Robert still did a good job with the role, although I don't find him very memorable.

Everyone is just plain annoying, with Dave Franco being the worst(seriously what were they thinking with this version of the character????)
said at 9:08 AM on Fri Jan 3 2014
@chaosincarnate Typo, I meant to say everyone else. T_T
said at 10:01 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
anyone else think James Arnold Taylor could do a great Riddler if he uses his Captain Cold voice?
said at 11:17 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
After seeing his performance as Varrick, I know John Michael Higgins can do much better as Riddler.
said at 11:49 AM on Thu Dec 5 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Agreed.
said at 3:46 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
I'd say that Weird Al is good for his style, which is like an alternative to the oldies style.

That said, Michael Bell obvious is the main definition of Riddler for the oldies while John Michael Higgins is pretty good at recreating that version.

I think John Glover is a decent Riddler and defines the animated series Riddler very well. Since the Arkham series, mostly, seems to relate to the animated series closely in that fashion I think Wally does a great job recreating THAT voice.

I'm not sure about the Young Justice voice but for the majorly different Riddler of The Batman (as the animated series presents him as some charming trickster but it's still hard to believe he's a villain, this version makes him seem to have more purpose to me somehow) I think Robert Englund does a great job for this one.

But oddly Shannon McCormick is probably my favorite as the voice and even the design seems to be the general modern Riddler from the animated series/Arkham Asylum but with more dimension to him. I can see it as a clever villain for a change.

Rob Paulsen is Rob Paulsen... and that was a parody series so I guess I can't really judge it too badly. lol
said at 7:31 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Wait... Freddy Krueger played the Riddler once?

Dude... That's awesome.
said at 8:42 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Morec0 He also played Vulture and Felix Faust.
Dark Kuja
said at 10:00 AM on Wed Nov 6 2013
I'm going with Glover. His Riddler has all the right notes: intellectualism, arrogance, smugness, and a love of seeing lesser minds struggle with his riddles.
said at 7:37 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Weird Al's pretty good, though Wally Wingert is still #1.
Trite For Life
said at 5:53 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Al's pretty damn good as the Riddler.

Unfortunately, that shant sway my high opinion for Wally. Sorry, Al. Still love ya.
said at 5:43 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Wierd Al is pretty good for his version. Wally Wingert is still my favorite.
said at 3:03 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
 9 Shout Outs! [?]
Al is pretty good for his portrayal and to be honest, I think it would be cool, though I know it'll never happen, if he played Riddler in a more serious portrayal.
said at 3:13 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
@skeletonking1234 That would be cool. His natural voice would work for Riddler
said at 5:14 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
@skeletonking1234 I agree. I think he should have been the Riddler in Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
said at 2:58 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
Weird Al is pretty good for his version.
said at 2:34 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Wally Wingers nails the role,he perfectly captures riddlers characters as a narcissist and egomaniac

John Glover is good but not very memorable in my opinion

Robert Englund-while im not a fan of the emu riddler,Englund performance is rather good,a bit forced,but has a certain feel of creepiness and mysteriousness that fits this particular version

John Michael Higgins-an okay campy riddler,but nothing special

Shannon McCormick-good delivery of the lines,but the voice is not the best match,still relatively good

Rob Paulsen-obviously imitating Jim Carry (not for the first time),and doing it greatly,has the same kind of energy to his delivery of the lines,like Wingert

Dave Franco-****ing horrible
said at 10:22 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
Wally takes the cake for Riddler, followed closely by John Glover and Robert Englund.

The rest of the bunch looks like this:

4. Shannon McCormick
5. John Higgins
6. Ted Knight
7. Michael Bell
8. Dave Franco - Franco's version is probably best-suited for the newer fan that hasn't had much exposure to Bats material
9. Rob Paulsen - Probably the one and only time I'll have Rob at the bottom of anything, but I was majorly disappointed in his rendition. I know the game is supposed to be on the lighter side, so it's not the Carrey-esque sound that bothers me. It's the fact that I *know* he's a better actor and capable of much more versatility than what's heard throughout the game. To me, he just sounded like a higher pitched version of himself with a tiny hint of Carrey mixed in.
said at 4:46 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Wally Wingert - His voice IS the Riddler!
2. John Glover - A wonderful voice performance: sophistication, intellect, arrogance, and insanity are all reflected in it. His final scene in "Riddler's Reform" will always haunt me.
3. Robert Englund - While the creepiness and mysteriousness was a tad forced at first, he came into his own quickly. An excellent voice and performance for a great incarnation of Riddler.
4. Shannon McCormick - Sounds similar to Wally but the delivery is a bit lacking. Still a solid take, though.
5. Rob Paulsen - Brilliantly entertaining. Sounds like he could be a perfect Jim Carrey impression.
6. John Higgins - It works well for Riddler, but it's nothing too memorable.
7. Michael Bell - Same as Higgins. The pitch could've affored to be less high.
8. Ted Knight - Hilariously awful. His delivery is like William Shatner for some strange reason.
9. Dave Franco - Aggravatingly awful. James' brother was really miscast here. He even sounds a bit like Robot Chicken's M Night Shyamalan voice. What a tweest!
said at 11:05 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Weird Al is a pretty inspired casting choice for Riddler. I put him up there with Higgins and Bell. Not fantastic, but very entertaining all the same.
said at 10:13 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus And Jason Spisack did REALLY good. A huge step up from Dave Franco!
said at 2:56 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Thought i will give a more detailed ranking.

1. Wally Wingert- My personal favourite. Wally nailed the arrogance and intelligence while acting out the inferior complex part very well.

2. Shannon McCormick- Definitely one of the best performances of DCU Online. He sounds a bit like Wally too.

3. John Glover- Not the most interesting voice, but the acting is excellent. It is also interesting how Glover's Riddler can be both funny and tragic.

4. Rob Paulsen- A great comical Riddler. I find Rob to be entertaining in the role. Yet, I would love for him to have a go at a Jim Carrey impersonation.

5. John Higgins- For the same reason as Paulsen. The voice sounds a little too high, but it still works.

6. Robert Englund- His performance definitely works for the Riddler. But I find he was trying to sound too creepy. Maybe that was intentional for The Batman show.

7. Michael Bell- One of the better 70s voices IMO. The voice itself can be annoying, but not too much as to ruin the performance.

8. Ted Knight- Not terrible, but Ted's rendition can be difficult to take seriously sometimes.

9. Dave Franco- The worst of the bunch IMO. Both the voice and the delivery are annoying. Just sounds like some whiny teenager. No offence.
said at 4:47 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@Fulgore2005 That's almost my exact thoughts, but you give McCormick more credit than I do and Englund less credit.
said at 11:49 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Interesting. I really do like Robert's Riddler despite being a bit too creepy for my liking. But I still like his performance. Personally, I think 1-6 (my ranking) all work well for the Riddler.
said at 10:03 AM on Tue Sep 24 2013
Goin' with Wingert

Though John Glover is also an excellent E.Nigma
said at 9:18 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Ted Knight: 3/10
Michael Bell: 6/10
John Glover: 9/10
Robert Englund: 9/10
Wally Wingert: 10/10
John Michael Higgins: 6/10
Shannon McCormick: 9.5/10
Dave Franco: 3.5/10
Rob Paulsen: 8/10
said at 11:45 AM on Fri Mar 8 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Ted Knight wasn't too good. The voice and delivery both sounded kind of off.
Michael Bell did a pretty good job of making him sound arrogant and intelligent. The voice was a little annoying, but I think that was intentional.
John Glover made him sound intelligent and more than a bit theatrical.
Robert Englund gave a creepy, menacing performance. Only problem I have is that he sounds a bit too old for that particular version of the character. I wish he'd played an older Riddler.
Wally Wingert, while also nailing the intelligence and arrogance, the added element of his inferiority complex really made his performance distinctive.
John Michael Higgins is more of a classic Riddler: theatrical, arrogant, and a little annoying; he did a good job.
Shannon McCormick sounded arrogant and intelligent. Not much to add.
Dave Franco was a very different interpretation of the Riddler. While not personally a fan of this Riddler, he did perform the part well for what it was.
Rob Paulsen was entertaining as usual.
I went with Wally Wingert, but other than Franco and Knight, I though the others were also great Riddlers.
said at 1:19 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
 23 Shout Outs! [?]
Dave Franco is the best. Wally Wingert sucks.....

.....says no one in this universe.
said at 9:57 PM on Sat Mar 9 2013
@VctrBnsn Haha! XD
said at 11:36 PM on Sat Mar 9 2013
@VctrBnsn Heh, well played.
said at 2:59 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Thanks for the Shout Outs guys.
said at 2:48 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Wally Wingert is pretty much perfect, I'm excited to see him play the character again. Shannon McCormick is my second place.
said at 4:39 AM on Tue Jan 15 2013
I like Shannon McCormick the most, so my vote's for him.
said at 8:04 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Wally Wingert, followed by John Glover.
said at 7:06 AM on Mon Dec 24 2012
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I'm disappointed with Rob Paulsen's; he could've done a lot better.
said at 7:51 PM on Mon Feb 11 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Well He is Best Known for his Impression of Jim Carrey, So Yeah.
said at 6:14 AM on Thu Feb 28 2013
@Mr.Fennoy93 If he actually did his Jim Carrey impression, he would sound A LOT better.
said at 6:44 AM on Fri Sep 28 2012
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Tee Hee I liked all of them... Though of course like all judgmental human beings. I have a specific faves over others.
1. John, Wally, and Shannon... they both captured the cool, calm intellect side of him with a bit of corky-ness, which we come to expect. They also do his angry side very well too. Rob, Ted, and Michael are a close second. I can't really decide which of those three I like best. Surprisingly Rob was more decent than I expected but still a bit creepy. My third choices are Rob Paulsen and Dave Franco. Now Rob is okay as him and James sounds well I guess the right age he's suppose to portray him as, but I still find it a bit lacking.
said at 6:20 PM on Sat Sep 22 2012
1. John Glover
2. Robert Englund (It just sounds too creepy to be the best but lets face it, its a amazing performance)
3. John Michael Higgins
4. Rob Paulsen
5. Shannon McCormick and Wally Wingert
6. Ted Knight
7. Dave Franco
8. Michael Bell
said at 12:12 AM on Mon Aug 27 2012
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Wally Wingert hands down. Shannon McCormick was also good. The worst is definitely Dave Franco. He just sounds terrible
said at 10:18 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
im gonna say wally wingert...he just makes you wanna hit him in the mouth at times.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:09 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Robert Englund- Creepy yet intelligent but still had that cockyness he needs on top of that he could still fit the sympathetic side that the show had. It think his performance is underrated.

2. Shannon McCormick- Again, creepy yet intelligent. The delivery on the riddler is really well done and even showed some fear at the end maybe showing a tragic side to him? Maybe not but still his performance fits well for the character and is another underrated performance.

3. Wally Wingert- I'm surprised by this (or was when I first found out it was him) this is a nice change of pace for him. It lacks a creepiness or a tragic side but he sounds intellignet and cocky which fits the character but then there's the fact that he can just snap out of no where over the littlest things. It makes him unpredictable and more scary then creepy. It's nice :D

4. John Glover- Voice wise it's pretty generic but he make up for it with a good performance with a good mix of comical and tragic.

5. Rob Paulsen- After Glover there are no more serious Riddlers and of the "comical" Riddlers Rob is the best. Yeah he has few lines but the inconstisnt voice hints at his insane side and he does have an okay deilvery. Plus what I've come to hear with most of his roles, Robs sounds like he's having fun.

6. Micheal Bell- It's campy and cheesey but one of the better examples of those. Not great but not terrible.

7. Ted Knight- Pokejedservo said it best, not a terrible voice but the delivery is awkward.

8. Dave Franco- Total miscast! I mean really, they thought this fit. Maybe it kind of fits the intelligent side but nothing else, it's not even funny! The lisp makes no sense, the voice is annoying and even the deilvery sounds annoying. I thought in the prison epsiode they were building him up to be this crazy badass that'll make everyone who insulted him pay but that didn't happen.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:05 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
@Music Meister I forgot Joh HIggins, I'd put him under Rob. He's silly and campy but not as unquie as Rob's.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:06 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
I actually really like Al's voice. He's silly and lacks the menacing side but he's fun and campy so I'd put him above Rob PaulsEn
said at 11:15 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1 . Shannon McCormick - Sounds like an obsessed intellectual which is exactly what Riddler`s supposed to be . Bonus points for the mix of creepiness , cool detachment and fear towards the end .
2 . Robert Englund - His creepy yet tragic Gothic take on Riddler was daring yet it totally paid off IMHO as while he creeped us out , as we learned more about his backstory and how he`d been betrayed by his fiancee and lab partner we couldn`t help but feel sorry for him . For all the creepiness and mindgames , at his core this Riddler was ultimately a frustrated genius whose life may have taken a different turn had he been appreciated rather than mocked and betrayed by the only two people he ever really trusted .
3 . John Glover - Glover`s Nygma , a disgraced toystore employee who had a mutual respect for Batman whom he saw as an intellectual equal and perhaps the man he lacked the strength and discipline to be , was another creepy yet tragic take on The Character . He was refreshing amongst BTAS villains in that he really had nothing against Batman . He simply saw him as a worthy opponent and good challenge .
4 . Wally Wingert - A different , not as sympathetic but no less valid incarnation of The Riddler , this incarnation of The Character is a frustrated genius convinced Batman is every bit as much a criminal as he is ( which , at least , from a legal standpoint if not a moral one , is true ) and out to prove it .
said at 1:16 PM on Sat Apr 28 2012
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I went with Wingert, though McCormick did a great job, too.

There's no way I can take Dave Franco seriously as Riddler; it just sounds awful and out of place. It gets real annoying, real fast, especially with that lisp.
said at 10:03 PM on Mon Apr 23 2012
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
John Glover, Wally Wingert and Shannon McCormick for me.
said at 1:35 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
Wow, this was a horrible reminder of just how bad most of the Riddler voices actually were.The only two people who ever did Riddler justice were Glover and Wingert. It's hard to pick my favourite of the two as I lvoe both of their renditions but at a push I'd say Glover (even though a poor choice of clip). Wingert very close second.
said at 7:32 PM on Wed Apr 18 2012
Digging Wally's take on the Riddler. btw, is it just me or does the Young Justice Riddler remind anyone of Jim Carrey?
said at 3:44 AM on Sun May 20 2012
@scarletarachknight that all depends jim carry role your talking about >>
said at 4:46 PM on Tue Jul 17 2012
@Bombermanp He looks a little like his character on Dumb and Dumber.
said at 8:49 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
i was hopeing wally or shannon would reprise in YJ.... they exaggerate the nerdyness of nigma in the new show...
said at 1:26 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Robert Englund!!!
said at 2:32 AM on Mon Apr 16 2012
Dave Franco's Riddler wasn't terrible, but not great either. Robert Englund and Wally Wingert are still the best.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:38 AM on Sun Apr 15 2012
I'm sure he's a fine VA but Dave Franco's take on the Riddler was very annoying.
Spider RedNight
said at 2:02 AM on Tue Mar 13 2012
Wally definitely gets my vote. He can sound so dangerous, yet so... affable. That's a deadly combination when you're trying to catch someone you can't see. xD
said at 5:45 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
Wally Wingert wins this one in my opinion. It was hilarious when the Riddler belittled his own henchmen in Arkham City. Not to mention Wingert is brilliant when the Ridller gets paranoid in Asylum when Batman beats his riddles.
said at 8:31 AM on Sun Feb 19 2012
@Fulgore2005 *Riddler
said at 7:49 AM on Fri Feb 17 2012
Shannon McCormick & Wally Wingert FTW!

Also, Shannon sounds a lot like Remi from Ratatoille, but most likely, that's just me.
said at 11:45 AM on Fri Dec 30 2011
1: Ted Knight
2: Michael Bell
said at 8:38 PM on Thu Dec 1 2011
Torn between Robert Englund and Wally Wingert, though Robert's Riddler iddn't make me want to punch him repeatedly, so there. =P
said at 12:28 AM on Mon Nov 28 2011
Michael Bell
Ted Knight
John Glover
Robert Englund
Wally Wingert
Shannon McCormick
John Michael Higgins
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 1:07 PM on Thu Oct 27 2011
John Glover, with Wally Wingert being a very, VERY close second. Glover not only makes The Riddler sound very calm and collected, but he also manages to make him lose his cool after he has been bested in spectacular fashion. Glover's screaming at the end of the episode "Riddler's Reform" in particular makes him the definitive Riddler for me.

Wingert is fantastic as well, giving Riddler a slight sense of insecurity that flares up every now and then to great effect.
said at 1:27 AM on Tue Oct 25 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Robert Englund- Wow. This one caught me off guard. I was prepared to give my top vote to John Glover but then I heard Robert Englund's portrayal for the first time!

2. John Glover- Sorry, John. You're still awesome though!
said at 12:54 AM on Sun Oct 23 2011
Despite not liking that some of the riddles in Arkham Asylum went into "dead baby comedy" territory, I thought Wally Wingert really nailed the Riddler, though John Glover and Robert Englund are good, too.
said at 1:44 AM on Mon Apr 16 2012
@Anicomicgeek I really don't like Dave Franco's Riddler. That voice just bugs me, so yeah, I'm sticking with Wally Wingert.
said at 10:28 PM on Wed Jul 13 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
As much as I loved Batman: The Animated Series, I'm going to have to go with Robert Englund on this one, not only does he have the best voice but he also looks unquestionably creepy and has the most haunting and awesome design out of all of them.
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Jul 11 2011
I hear a bit of Jim Carrey in Wingert's performance. Am I the only one.
said at 7:02 PM on Wed Oct 26 2011
@pete Kinda, I hear more of John Glover in Wingert's Riddler (Or due to Bartman begins) Diddler.
said at 10:45 PM on Wed Oct 26 2011
@Aquafox84 I hear both. he sounds like Jim Carrey in the middle.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:03 PM on Sun May 1 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
In order are my favorites:
1. Wally- Had a good range. Went to serious to crazy to a little silly
2. Robert- All serious but worked for that version of the Riddler
3. Shanon- Good delivery on the riddle and sounded aragont which is what I imagine for the Riddler
said at 3:12 AM on Mon Apr 18 2011
Here are my favorites in order of quality.
1. Wally Wingert

2. Robert Englund

3. Shannon McCormick

4. John Michael Higgins
said at 8:11 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Freddy Kuger Riddler FTW!
said at 2:29 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
Hey, this is Shannon McCormick. Thanks so much for liking my performance!
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 6:39 PM on Fri Feb 25 2011

Your quite welcome my good man.
said at 2:09 AM on Fri Feb 25 2011
John Glover hands down. He gives off the perfect sound of an overly intelligent bad guy. He really makes the Riddler sound incredibly narcissistic and arrogant which is perfect.
said at 10:59 PM on Thu Feb 24 2011
It's a tie between Winger and Glover as both seem to do the best job at making the riddler not sound goofy but more serious. but i will put McCormick at a very close second!
said at 10:23 PM on Thu Feb 24 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Quite a tough one here, as I thought most of the modern Riddler voices were quite good. Ultimately, I give it to Wally Wingert, who perfectly got the obsessive and arrogant side of him. I also like Englund and Glove after.

#1 favorite Voice Compare
for 1 member.

A favorite Voice Compare
for 16 members.


- pete
Who do you think has been the best from these Riddler voice actors?
Ted Knight
Michael Bell
John Glover
Robert Englund
Wally Wingert
John Michael Higgins
Shannon McCormick
Dave Franco
Rob Paulsen
Weird Al Yankovic
Jason Spisak
Matthew Gray Gubler
Roger Craig Smith