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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Victor Zsasz with sound clips and images.
Victor Zsasz is a Super Villain from DC Comics whom has been with the Batman Comic Book series since the 1st issue of Batman Shadow of the Bat which came out in 1992. Victor Zsasz was once a rich man whom was in a wealthy family but when his parents died in a boating accident he became depressed and was spending all of his money on gambling (and he was 25 years old when this happened). However while Victor was gambling he lost all of his money (thanks to the Penguin) and became nihilistic and so he thought he would try to "liberate" other people of their meaningless lives and so he became a serial killer. Every time Zsasz kills someone he would make a scratch on his own body for every kill (as he calls it his "Tally count") and like most of Batman's enemies he too aspires to be the one to kill Batman and has saved a spot on his body to cut when he does. 

Created by Pokejedservo on May 9 2011, 16 Comments
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003)
Victor ZsaszScott Sowers
Scott Sowers
Batman Begins (2005)
Victor ZsaszTim Booth
Tim Booth
Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)
Victor ZsaszDanny Jacobs
Danny Jacobs


Today on the Batman Voice Compare section we have a little something for one of the Caped Crusader's most violent enemies.... VICTOR ZSASZ! Believe it or not Victor has made his voice acted debut in the 2003 Gamecube/X-Box game from Kemco Batman Dark Tomorrow in which he was voiced by Scott Sowers. While did maintain Victor's insanely psychotic appearance well enough the voice acting on the other hand not so much. In retrospection I suppose Scott's voice for Zsasz does have a decent amount of potential for the role but the voice direction kind of dropped the ball on this one as Scott's delivery does sound flat. Granted Scott Sowers didn't exactly get all that much material to work with but still lets just say this is not one of the better performances in that game.

About a couple of years later there was a tie-in game that was based off of 2005 movie Batman Begins in which Tim Booth got to reprise his role as Victor Zsasz here. While Zsasz was a rather brief silent cameo in Batman Begins but in the game he gets a somewhat bigger role as he certainly gets a bit more talkative this time around. Anyways Booth's performance is a bit of a improvement as Tim's performance did suit Zsasz's rather insane persona pretty well as it also has a nice touch of creepiness as well. Basically while Tim Booth's performance as Zsasz is only a pretty good example of a "insane psychopath" performance but it is a good example of the voice work in the Batman Begins game.

Last but definitely not the least is Batman Arkham Asylum in which Danny Jacobs gets to take over the role here but I must say the guy was slightly mixed. At first Danny's performance did come off as a bit generic during Zsasz's Boss Battle in the game however in the "Arkham Interviews" Audio Clips that one could find in the game is where Danny really gets to shine. Danny's voice and performance for the role of Victor Zsasz was genuinely fitting as it definitely felt very creepy, insane and of course quite sinister. To make a long story short while it may not seem like it at first but Danny Jacobs' performance as Zsasz was one of his better performances and a fine example of the voice work in the game. Overall I am definitely going with Danny Jacobs the most with Tim Booth at second and Scott Sowers at a bit of a distant third.  



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said at 10:29 AM on Sat Aug 8 2015
1) Vincent Marzello (BBC DC radio dramas)
2) Danny Jacobs
3) Scott Sowers
4) Tim Booth
said at 3:58 AM on Fri Jan 30 2015
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1. Danny Jacobs: He is genuinely terrifying as Zsasz. Just about everything he says in Asylum and City sends shivers down my spine, and in his interview types in the first game... egh, he's just perfect for portraying a soft-spoken lunatic of a serial killer.

2. Tim Booth: Considering that he had very little to work with in the actual movie, I think he's pretty decent in the role. His delivery is a bit stiff and not as creepy as I'd like, but he sounds creepy enough to make it work.

3. Scott Sowers: LAUGHABLY bad. Scott's take on Zsasz was just terrible all around: bad delivery, no where near terrifying, and just plain not convincing as a serial killer.
said at 2:10 PM on Wed Jan 28 2015
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Danny Jacobs sounds just like a real life serial killer/psychopath, which is a perfect fit for Zsasz!

Tim Booth was alright, but he doesn't sound unhinged enough.

Scott Sowers was pretty bad... Even with the few lines he had, he made Zsasz sound like an average guy and not the lunatic we all know and fear.
said at 9:17 AM on Thu Sep 18 2014
Danny makes Zsasz sound spine chilling creepy. It helps make him sound more believable as a psychopath.

Tim was quite creepy at times though nothing special.

Scott is just bland & boring. But what else do you expect from a s*** game.
said at 6:33 PM on Sat May 31 2014
Jacobs gives Zsasz the creepiness he needs in anything, mainly Arkham.
said at 3:51 PM on Sun Nov 3 2013
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Danny Jacobs is terrifying as Zsasz in the Arkham games.
said at 1:29 AM on Sun May 4 2014
@allthingsuper Especially during that interview tape where he reveals that he knows the interviewer's home and daily habits... eesh. Scariest thing in the game hands down.
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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Tim Booth is my pick, with Danny Jacobs as a close second only because I can't hear his audio clip very well. Scott Sowers was laughably flat.
said at 4:50 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
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Going with Danny Jacobs for Zsasz, particularly in Arkham City.

"He held out the knife and demanded my money. MY MONEY! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!"
said at 10:10 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012
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I'm going with Danny Jacobs.
said at 2:15 AM on Mon Jun 4 2012
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man i wish he appeared in a animated feature.. it would be AWESOME, the dude is scary as sh*t, its such a shame he only apears in comics and games
said at 12:17 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
Danny Jacobs was different from how I expected Zsasz to sound in my head but he was definitely the best of the three. Still, noone's really got him right yet.
said at 8:00 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
Scott and Tim are horible! Danny is cool!
So I go with Danny.
said at 12:18 AM on Mon Oct 24 2011
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Danny Jacobs was pretty creepy as Zsasz, so I'm gonna them him. That said, I thought Tim Booth was good as Zsasz, too.
said at 11:00 PM on Sat Oct 15 2011
Wow. I find them ALL to be horrible. But Danny is the LEAST horrible.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Victor Zsasz voice actors?
Scott Sowers
Tim Booth
Danny Jacobs