Robin / Tim Drake
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Robin / Tim Drake

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Robin / Tim Drake with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Batman

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 Apr 30 2012
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Pokejedservo, NCZ, Music Meister, solidejake for additional sound clips.
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Robin / Tim DrakeMathew Valencia
Mathew Valencia
Static Shock (2000)
Robin / Tim DrakeShane Sweet
Shane Sweet
Static Shock (2000)
Robin / Tim DrakeEli Marienthal
Eli Marienthal
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
Robin / Tim DrakeJonathan Roumie
Jonathan Roumie
Young Justice (2010)
Robin / Tim DrakeCameron Bowen
Cameron Bowen
DC Universe Online (2011)
Robin / Tim DrakeWil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton
Batman: Arkham City (2011)
Robin / Tim DrakeTroy Baker
Troy Baker
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
Robin / Tim DrakeCharlie Schlatter
Charlie Schlatter
Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)
Robin / Tim DrakeMatthew Mercer
Matthew Mercer
Batman: Arkham VR (2016)
Robin / Tim DrakeTom Austen
Tom Austen

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wdf1
said at 3:05 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
1. Cameron Bowen
2. Mathew Valencia
3. Eli Marienthal
4. Matthew Mercer
5. Charlie Schlatter
EPA Deane
said at 1:29 PM on Tue May 23 2017
" can feel it now, like Batman used to. Electricity and guilt, shadows and sadness, kinetic energy and hope. It's my city now if I want it to be. Not Dick's. Not Bruce's. Mine. But to make it that way...to make it right...what will I have to become? So many choices...but what will be my decision...? "

Tim Drake is probably my Favourite Robin, with his Sharp, Perceptive Mind and Endearing Heart....... who was sadly affected by one of the worst fates that could ever happen to a Comic Book Character..... Being written by Scott Lobdell in The New 52........ blegh....

Anyway here are my Top 5 Favourite Tim Drake Voices:

5. Shane Sweet
4. Charlie Schlatter
3. Matthew Mercer
2. Matthew Valencia/Eli Marienthal
1. Cameron Bowen

Future VA Suggestions:

I thin Christopher Kromer would be be wonderful as Tim Drake, using a more youthful and Intellectual version of his Judeau voice.

Josh Hutcherson would also be excellent as Tim Drake, since he both has the right acting range for the part and a subtle maturity in his voice that would work well for Tim.

I also recommend Freddie Highmore, Brad Swaile, Bobby Edner and Tom Holland.
batcool
said at 3:59 PM on Mon Apr 17 2017
1. Camren bowen
2. Matthew valencia
3. Charlie schlatter

Side note: I think Bryce papenbrook, Micah solusod, Aidan drummond,and Corey hartzog would make good choices for Tim drake
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:42 PM on Thu Feb 16 2017
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Wheaton is a miscast here...but would probably make a great Nightwing.
nikipotamus
said at 3:37 PM on Thu Feb 16 2017
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I might be in minority when I say this, but I don't think Tom Austen sounds that old. I quite like his take- he sounds like an older Cameron Bowen, and I could see him fitting Red Robin very nicely.
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:51 AM on Sun Feb 12 2017
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VC thoughts update

I really liked Daniel Marinker's take in the Batman radio dramas made by the BBC. He was quite youthful and pretty energetic.

Of the guys here, though, I'll have to go with Mathew Valencia. He really does have quite a bit of youthful energy and he can be quite funny at times.

Eli Marienthal does sound pretty close to Valencia. He has the energy and the youthfulness.

Shane Sweet doesn't sound like either Valencia or Marienthal, but he still fits the role pretty well.

I actually kinda like Tom Austen's take. He does sound older, but I really think he fits the role quite well nonetheless.

I also enjoyed Cameron Bowen, Troy Baker, Charlie Schlatter and Matthew Mercer.

Jonathan Roumie and Wil Wheaton just don't feel right with me. Roumie is the better of the two, since he has the most fitting voice, but both of their deliveries just sound off.
Anicomicgeek
said at 7:17 PM on Sat Feb 11 2017
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Tom Austen is a bit deep for my liking.
WrightWay
said at 10:39 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
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I liked Matthew Valencia and Eli Marienthal the most for the younger Robin/Tim Drake, and for the older Robin/Tim Drake, I'd go with Matthew Mercer. In terms of being the most well rounded, I feel that would be Cameron Bowen.

Troy Baker's really generic and low-pitched here, Wil Wheaton's way too deep for comfort, Charlie Schlatter is good but something's a little stiff with his delivery, Jonathan Roumie's performance is similar to Charlie Schlatter's, and Shane Sweet's voice is a bit low for the young Robin.
GreenGoblin75
said at 2:39 PM on Mon Mar 21 2016
1. Matthew Mercer
2. Cameron Bowen
3. Shane Sweet
4. Eli Marienthal
5. Matthew Valencia
6. Charlie Schlatter
7. Jonathan Roumie
8. Wil Wheaton
9. Troy Baker :(
Autovolt
said at 10:11 AM on Sun Mar 20 2016
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I liked Cameron Bowen the most. He strikes the right balance in terms of age being youthful without sounding too young or too old and his acting is pretty great too.

Charlie Schlatter is also very fitting, sounding energetic and youthful sounding in the role.

Matthew Valencia and Eli Marienthal work well as child voices for the character, Shane sounds way too old as a child version but fits a teenager well.

Wil Wheaton sounds too deep.

Troy Baker was alright but again he got way too overcast in the game series, Matthew Mercer was an improvement and works well as a grown up adult version of Tim Drake.

I'll go with Cameron Bowen.

BONUS: I think someone like Matt Hill would shine as Tim Drake.
Autovolt
said at 10:11 AM on Sun Mar 20 2016
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I liked Cameron Boewen the most. He strikes the right balance in terms of age being youthful without sounding too young or too old and his acting is pretty great too.

Charlie Schlatter is also very fitting, sounding energetic and youthful sounding in the role.

Matthew Valencia and Eli Marienthal work well as child voices for the character, Shane sounds way too old as a child version but fits a teenager well.

Wil Wheaton sounds too deep.

Troy Baker was alright but again he got way too overcast in the game series, Matthew Mercer was an improvement and works well as a grown up adult version of Tim Drake.

I'll go with Cameron Boewen.

BONUS: I think someone like Matt Hill would shine as Tim Drake.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:51 PM on Thu Nov 12 2015
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Voting for Cameron Bowen.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:13 AM on Sun Aug 9 2015
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Sticking with Cameron Bowen, though Matthew Mercer is also good. That said, I agree that Mercer sounds more suited for Dick Grayson than Tim Drake.
chaosincarnate
said at 11:58 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
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I don't have much of a problem with Mathew Mercer as Tim Drake, but I really don't see why they didn't just get Troy Baker to reprise the role and have him switch parts with Mathew (Troy as Robin and Mathew as Red Hood). He honestly doesn't sound much different, but there are a few distinct differences that allow his performance too sound like his own rather than a carbon copy of Troy Baker.

I'm still undecided between Mathew Valencia and Cameron Bowen. I like Troy less and less as time passes by, because he's too old for how I imagine the character, and while him and Mathew Mercer fit the Arkham depiction just fine, it's a voice that could just as easily fit Nightwing (which is exactly my point, since Troy doesn't sound any different as Nightwing in Injustice.)
Shaun Ince
said at 5:19 AM on Sun Aug 9 2015
@chaosincarnate I'm guessing they just wanted Troy to play another Robin. Probably the reason why they switched him from Tim Drake to Jason Todd.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:51 PM on Sun Feb 12 2017
@chaosincarnate

To be honest, as we probably all know I'm as massive a Troy Baker fanboy as you can get, but even when City came out I was surprised by the casting choice. The grizzled tone of his voice made Tim seem more mature than I'd like.

This is one replacement that I think is for the best. Matt's voice is smoother so it makes Tim seem more youthful.

You gotta love them basically playing musical chairs with each other's roles though.
Troodon2
said at 8:26 PM on Sat Aug 8 2015
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Matthew Mercer sounds like he'd be better as Nightwing or Red Arrow.
FMAlchemistfan01
said at 1:48 PM on Sat Jul 4 2015
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Cameron Bowen IS this character
Troy Baker is my least favorite because he doesnt sound "badass" no matter how deep his voice gets or how much he grunts
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:26 PM on Sat Feb 7 2015
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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.
Smarttamarr94
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
Shaun Ince
said at 9:08 PM on Sat Jun 20 2015
@Smarttamarr94 Not only Tim, but Dick Grayson too.
Soldierkei
said at 1:19 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
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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)
Supergirlfan63
said at 4:53 PM on Tue Jul 1 2014
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Matthew Valencia is the best Tim Cameron being second.
Ross123
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.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:22 PM on Mon Mar 31 2014
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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.
aceva101
said at 7:02 AM on Sat Jan 18 2014
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Cameron Bowen
chaosincarnate
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.
llawliet159
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.
MaskedMarvel89
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:37 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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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.
PsychicVoiceSpy
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.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:33 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus

Not really anymore ridiculous than what both The Batman and Justice League: Doom did with their versions of Barry Allen.
Fulgore2005
said at 2:15 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Hey, they got him to voice 15 different characters in EMH.
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:54 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Robin came before Nightwing and Joker, FYI.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:47 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Coming first doesn't make it the best.
llawliet159
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...
Troodon2
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?
Cheesyfeet106
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.
VctrBnsn
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.
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.
MatthewC17
said at 10:02 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
Wil Wheaton sounds kinda like Zachary Levi (Flynn Rider)
AWIG
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.
D.A.V.E.
said at 9:37 AM on Thu May 3 2012
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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.
Anicomicgeek
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.
AWIG
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 :)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:23 AM on Sun Jan 20 2013
@D.A.V.E.

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

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.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:54 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@D.A.V.E. That doesn't make it any better.
D.A.V.E.
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
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.
Anicomicgeek
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.
BigBDawg
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
Bombermanp
said at 11:03 PM on Wed May 2 2012
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on second thought gotta go with cameron.. he is a nice blend of young and old
Bombermanp
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
TheVengeanceKnight
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
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
Matthew Mercer
Tom Austen