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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Robin / Tim Drake with sound clips and images.
Tim Drake is the third person to take on the identity of Robin following Dick Grayson and Jason Todd. Before taking up the mantle, Tim actually deduced the real identities of Batman and Robin, having seen Dick Grayson perform at Haley's Circus with the Flying Graysons and matching his acrobatics with Robin. And just like Dick, Tim also became an orphan following the passing of his parents.

Tim was trained by Batman and sent around the world to be trained by masters, including in multiple forms of martial arts. His weapon of choice is the staff.
Created by Foxwolf on Mon Apr 30 2012, 45 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Pokejedservo, NCZ for additional sound clips.
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Robin / Tim DrakeMathew Valencia
Mathew Valencia
Static Shock (2000)
Robin / Tim DrakeEli Marienthal
Eli Marienthal
Static Shock (2000)
Robin / Tim DrakeShane Sweet
Shane Sweet
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
Robin / Tim DrakeJonathan Roumie
Jonathan Roumie
DC Universe Online (2011)
Robin / Tim DrakeWil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Robin / Tim DrakeTroy Baker
Troy Baker
Young Justice (2010)
Robin / Tim DrakeCameron Bowen
Cameron Bowen
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Robin / Tim DrakeCharlie Schlatter
Charlie Schlatter

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said at 7:00 AM on Thu Mar 5 2015
1) Mathew Valencia
2) Troy Baker
3) Cameron Bowen
4) Charlie Schlatter
5) Shane Sweet
6) Eli Marienthal
7) Jonathan Roumie
8) Wil Wheaton
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said at 5:26 PM on Sat Feb 7 2015
I gotta vote for Charlie, I just felt he had a great all round personality. He had a good innocent and kind personality, was pretty funny when needed, and gave Tim a lot of heart. Plus he could still be a serious if the scene needed him to be.
I'm going off his performance in Lego Batman 3, in 2 Robin was just there when a second player was needed so he didn't really get to do as much.
said at 6:28 PM on Fri Feb 6 2015
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The fact that Troy Baker voiced Tim Drake and later voices the joker. I just can't take it. It's hilarious cx
said at 2:16 PM on Wed Nov 19 2014
Cameron Bowen for the win!
said at 1:19 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
I just feel like Troy's take on the character still sounds too adult like. Don't see why they double casted him as Nightwing and Robin in Arkham City (he was originally casted to be Nightwing, still has some grunts when you use him, and did Robin later)
said at 4:53 PM on Tue Jul 1 2014
Matthew Valencia is the best Tim Cameron being second.
said at 2:09 AM on Fri May 23 2014
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My vote goes to Troy with Eli 2nd.

Every1 else to me is either not bad or just decent.

On a side note, anyone think that Jonathan would make a decent Spiderman.
said at 12:22 PM on Mon Mar 31 2014
Comparing the two again, while both Troy Baker and Cameron Bowen are still good, Bowen does fit Tim Drake more so I'm gonna change my vote to him.
said at 7:02 AM on Sat Jan 18 2014
Cameron Bowen
said at 7:09 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
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The only voice I don't really like out of all these is Will Wheaton, he sounds far too old. It's a three way tie between Mathew Valencia, Troy Baker, and Cameron Bowen, but I think Cameron might just have the edge.
said at 10:04 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@chaosincarnate Cameron is pretty good for a young Tim Drake, better than the DCAU voices for the character in my opinion.
said at 12:09 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@chaosincarnate Wil's natural voice would actually fit Tim well. I don't know why the voice-directors decided to have him try to sound older when Tim is supposed to be a teenager.
said at 8:37 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Troy Baker is Nightwing AND Robin? That's ridiculous.

Cameron Bowen wins out for me, though Matthew Valencia and Shane Sweet are also great. Eli is good too, but was just a fill-in for Matthew. Not a fan of Johnathan, Troy, or Wil here.
said at 5:22 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus "Troy Baker is Nightwing AND Robin? That's ridiculous." I completely agree.

I mean, the guy is a good voice-actor and all, but I gotta say, casting directors are going a little overboard with him.
said at 4:33 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013

Not really anymore ridiculous than what both The Batman and Justice League: Doom did with their versions of Barry Allen.
said at 2:15 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Hey, they got him to voice 15 different characters in EMH.
said at 9:04 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@Fulgore2005 Yeah, Troy's overworked. His Nightwing has grown on me, and he's a perfect Two-Face and Joker. But Robin? Naaah.
said at 6:54 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Robin came before Nightwing and Joker, FYI.
said at 9:47 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Coming first doesn't make it the best.
said at 8:26 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Troy Baker plays a great adult Tim role, while Cameron Bowen does a great young Tim role...
said at 9:34 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
Doesn't Troy sound to adult to play Tim Drake, I mean the character is a teenager, right?
said at 1:28 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
Cameron Bowen - As the guy below me said, he really gets the young and inexperienced thing down.

Matthew Valencia - Best of the DCAU Tim Drake voices and close second after Cameron.

Troy Baker - Troy's always terrific, Tim's no exception.

Eli Marienthal - Good replacement for Matthew.

Shane Sweet - Just as good as Eli, but put Eli higher because he had more material.

Wil Wheaton/Johnathan Roumie - Bad by no means but forgettable I guess.

Overall everyone did good for Tim, young and old.
said at 11:53 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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Matthew Valencia was the best young Tim, and Troy a great adult Tim, But I've got to hand this one to Cameron. He's really great at that whole young, inexperienced hero voice.
said at 2:29 AM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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For an older Tim, Troy. For a younger Tim, Cameron.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:01 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
I like Charlie's take, it sounded young yet I could still take it seriously (for the few serious scenes) plus he was fun to listen to.
said at 10:02 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
Wil Wheaton sounds kinda like Zachary Levi (Flynn Rider)
said at 12:58 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
Went with Cameron, his take is fantastic. A nice balance of young Robin and Tim's distinct style.
said at 9:37 AM on Thu May 3 2012
Cameron Bowen

It helps that YJ has the ACTUAL Tim Drake as opposed to Jason with Tim's name in the DCAU and a completely different version of Tim from AC.
said at 3:28 PM on Thu May 3 2012
@D.A.V.E. I don't know about AC Tim being completely different. True, there's the suggestion made the crew of the game that he might partake in cage fights in his spare time, but there's nothing in the game itself to actually confirm that or contradict Tim's canon personality a whole lot. Like I said earlier, he does seem more like late in his Robin career/Red Robin Tim.
said at 6:37 PM on Mon Aug 27 2012
@D.A.V.E. DCAU version of Tim ticked me off that was given Jason's attitude. Glad to have him in YJ :)
said at 3:23 AM on Sun Jan 20 2013

I'd rather take them over the non-character that is YJ Tim.
said at 3:45 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013

To be fair, none of them had a lot of character either.

The one Robins that have ever been benefited in animation are Dick and Carrie. Jason is lucky he had "Under the Red Hood", Tim is either Jason-lite or a non-character, and Damian's personality was completely off in BatB.
said at 4:54 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@D.A.V.E. That doesn't make it any better.
said at 7:10 PM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Having character =/= screentime

Just because he's not snarky or draws attention doesn't mean he has "no character". He has shown some character in his few appearances. He's very smart, withdrawn, serious, and reluctant to take leadership. He's also a bit too passive, since he kept quiet about Arsenal's mistake.

Just because he's not hugging the screentime and standing out doesn't mean he has no character. There are just other characters that are more important and need just as much attention. Tim's a lot like Kaldur, actually. But that doesn't mean he has no character.
said at 3:32 AM on Wed Jan 23 2013
@D.A.V.E. At least Kaldur got an episode dedicated to him. Can't say the same for Tim.
said at 11:10 PM on Wed May 2 2012
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Sweet, Tim's spun-off from the Robin comparsion.XD

Sticking with Troy Baker for Tim, since he was good as mid-to-late in his career as Robin Tim/Red Robin Tim, though Cameron Bowen was pretty good, especially early in his Robin career Tim. That said, Eli Marienthal, Shane Sweet, and Mathew Valencia were good, too.
said at 11:04 PM on Wed May 2 2012
My picks for Tim;
Wil Wheaton
Troy Baker
Cameron Bowen
Eli Marienthal
and Shane Sweet
said at 11:03 PM on Wed May 2 2012
on second thought gotta go with cameron.. he is a nice blend of young and old
said at 11:00 PM on Wed May 2 2012
hells ya.. i gotta go with either mathew "for younger appearace" and troy for older
said at 10:18 PM on Wed May 2 2012
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I'm gonna go with Troy Baker for Tim, though Mathew Valencia, Eli Marienthal and Cameron Bowen were good too.
said at 4:13 AM on Sun Jul 22 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Charlie Schlatter's really good too; I'd place him second after Troy.

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Who do you think has been the best from these Robin / Tim Drake voice actors?
Mathew Valencia
Eli Marienthal
Shane Sweet
Jonathan Roumie
Wil Wheaton
Troy Baker
Cameron Bowen
Charlie Schlatter