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Red Skull

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Red Skull with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Captain America

Created by Pokejedservo on Oct 19 2010
Special thanks to Jackson_H, TylerMirage, UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Red SkullPaul Kligman
Paul Kligman
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Red SkullPeter Cullen
Peter Cullen
Spider-Man (1981) (1981)
Red SkullPeter Cullen
Peter Cullen
X-Men (1992)
Red SkullCedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Red SkullEarl Boen
Earl Boen
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Red SkullDavid Warner
David Warner
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
Red SkullMark Hamill
Mark Hamill
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Red SkullSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)
Red SkullKeith Ferguson
Keith Ferguson
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Red SkullCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Red SkullLiam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien


Since this is such a pretty big VC I think I will keep this review fairly short...

My choices are pretty much a tie of Earl Boen, Steve Blum and Peter Cullen (though I am more thinking of his Spiderman 81 series voice, granted his work on Amazing Friends wasn't bad though). Most of the other Red Skull voices are pretty good though, the weakest is probably David Warner when he voiced Red Skull in his Cameo appearance in the 4th season of the 1994 Spiderman series. Normally I would genuinely respect David Warner's work and I know its a brief cameo but still it does feel to be a bit of a miscast here. But still like I said before I liked most of them but I am going with Earl Boen, Steve Blum and Peter Cullen the most.



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said at 4:50 PM on Mon Feb 19 2018
1. Boen
2. Blum
said at 6:41 AM on Wed Jan 10 2018
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Tough call between Earl Boen and Steve Blum

Side note: Jeremy Schwartz Jason Isaacs, and Lars Mikkelsen would make good choices for Red Skull
said at 10:28 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
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VC thoughts update

Peter Cullen is the voice that comes to my mind when I read the Red Skull's likes in the comics. His performance in Spider-Friends is perfect. He has the extreme intensity of Hitler and he does seem to be having a blast in the role. I do like his take on the solo Spidey cartoon, but his Spider-Friends take blows that out of the water.

Cedric Smith kinda reminds me of Matt Crowley's Der Teufel (from the Superman radio show). I really love the accent and the voice, and his performance is really great. Of course, it doesn't sound as savage and bombastic as Cullen's take, but I do think it's a solid and enjoyable performance.

Liam O'Brien also sounds pretty enjoyable in the role. He sounds a little bit too young, but he does deliver a fantastic performance.

Steve Blum does sound pretty good as well. He really sounds like a master strategist, but honestly, I feel there were some spots where he could have used a bit more of a Hitler-esque intensity (but when he does add it, he sounds great).

Earl Boen sounds incredibly nefarious, treacherous and wicked in the role. Of course, I think Cedric does the Der Teufel-esque performance better, Earl does a good job nonetheless, and I really love his evil laugh.

I also enjoyed David Warner (though if he had played him more, he should have added an accent), Mark Hamill (a great childish and senile performance), Keith Ferguson and Charlie Adler in the role.

Honestly, Paul Kligman is the only one that doesn't sound that good. He doesn't sound that threatening and his delivery is quite forced.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:48 AM on Tue Oct 17 2017
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Blum and Cullen are the best voices for Red Skull.
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:07 AM on Wed Nov 1 2017
@8000 Saiyans Even though their performances weren't anything that special, I think David, Mark, Earl and Charlie should get a chance at reprising the role.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:59 PM on Thu Nov 2 2017
@8000 Saiyans Oops, meant to say that although David and Earl should reprise the role one day despite not being that memorable.

And although they're playing comedic versions, Mark and Charlie would definitely work as more serious versions of Red Skull.
said at 9:20 AM on Wed Jul 19 2017
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1. Steve Blum
2. Liam O'Brien
3. Keith Ferguson
4. Earl Boen
5. Mark Hamill
EPA Deane
said at 3:33 AM on Mon Jun 5 2017
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"Tomorrow, HYDRA will stand master of the world, borne to victory on the wings of the Valkyrie. Our enemies' weapons will be powerless against us. If they shoot down one plane, hundreds more will rain fire upon them! If they cut off one head, two more shall take its place. Hail HYDRA!"

Ah, The Red Skull....the Perfect Example of a 'Love To Hate' Villain for me.... I eagerly await his return to the MCU....

Anyway Here are my Top 5 Red Skull Voices:

5. Keith Ferguson
4. Mark Hamill
3. Liam O'Brien
2. Peter Cullen
1. Steve Blum

Future VA Suggestions:

When It comes to Inhuman sounding voices, I think David Dayan Fisher would be perfect as The Red Skull. I imagine a German accented version of His Xaldin voice would be REALLY Menacing for the role.

Jason Issacs would also be great in the role; Imagine a German Accented Sith Inquisitor Voice and I think you get the Idea.....

I also Recommend J David Brimmer, Lars Mikkelsen, David Wald and Billy Zane.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:52 PM on Tue Mar 21 2017
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I think the only thing that prevents me from not having Liam O'Brien as my number 1 choice are a few things

One of the reasons is that it ends up sounding like an evil Nightcrawler. I can't get that role out of my head.

He lacks the textured, more guttural sound that Peter Cullen & Steve Blum have in this role. He's certainly bombastic, I'll give him that.

And he doesn't sound all that threatening either. Say what you want about Steve Blum, but I felt intimidated by his performance. Same thing with Cullen too.
said at 4:39 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
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1. Steve Blum- So chilling and menacing. This is the voice I could imagine for the guy that made famed dictators shake in terror.

2. Liam O'Brien- Good as well. But... he kinda pales in comparison to Steve. Liam sounds like a villain, while Steve sounds like a monster.

3. Peter Cullen- Surprised to see Optimus doing such a great villain voice. Good use of his range & talent.

4. Keith Ferguson- Pretty good impression of Weaving. A little young-sounding, but it's good.

5. Mark Hamill- Excellent hammy performance. Would LOVE to hear a serious version.

6. Earl Boen- A little high-pitched, but good acting.

7. Charlie Adler- Decent, but not outstanding.

8. Cedric Smith- Same as Earl.

9. David Warner- Not German enough.

10. Paul Kligman- Kinda generic. I actually like the other guy talking in his clip more. They should've used him for Red Skull
said at 4:12 PM on Fri Jan 15 2016
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The Red Skull is such a notorious villain, one of those villains who is downright despicable and inhumane that's why personally I've always imagined him with a voice that sounds rather inhuman, the VA here that I feel comes the closest to capturing that is Steve Blum.

Yeah it's Steve Blum doing a German accent but the gruff, throatiness and the delivery makes for a rather chilling sounding villain, he doesn't make think it's just a guy putting on a German accent, he's added more to the voice, even if for Steve Blum it isn't much else of a difference. I'm not saying he's perfect but to me he came the closest.

Liam O'Brien is really good, it's just that the problem I have is that I associate Liam with a German accent as Nightcrawler and while he does make the voice a bit more different and performs him differently....I just can't shake Nightcrawler out of my head.

Peter Cullen is definitely a highlight from the Sunbow cartoons from the 80's. Who would imagine Optimus Prime as a Nazi? I love how over the top he was in Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. This is definitely the most massive playing against type role he could do. Imagine how he'd sound now since his Optimus has gotten deeper, rougher and gruffer sounding, it'd sound very inhuman.

Mark Hamill is hilarious as The Super Hero Squad Show version, he definitely plays him as a crazy old man, his voice and delivery just cracks me up. I know he could probably pull off a more traditional Red Skull even if it'd be a bit too typecast.

Paul Kligman does have a unique type of voice but I don't find him at all menacing or that interesting.

Cedric Smith, Earl Boen and Keith Ferguson just sound like sterotypical evil Germans. There not bad but they don't add much to the role.

David Warner may have just done one line but he sounds so forced sounding, the accent is nigh-non-existent.

Charlie Adler is really generic even for his usual type of role. He has no accent and it just doesn't fit at all. You know if he did a German Cobra Commander, it could work actually....alas.

I've got to give my vote to Steve Blum.

BONUS: I could see Scott McNeil making for an excellent Red Skull, imagine the accent he used for Dr. Wily but pitched lower like his Luo-Lang, that could sound very creepy and inhuman. I could also see maybe Clancy Brown, Neil Kaplan or Patrick Seitz working as The Red Skull too.
said at 10:23 AM on Wed Jun 24 2015
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1) Peter Cullen
2) Liam O'Brien
3) Steve Blum
4) Cedric Smith
5) Earl Boen
6) Paul Kligman
7) Mark Hamill
8) Charlie Adler
9) Keith Ferguson
10) David Warner
said at 11:45 AM on Thu May 21 2015
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1. Keith Fergeson
2. Cedric Smith
3. Steve Blum
4. Mark Hamill
5. David Warner
6. Charlie Adler
7. Peter Cullen
8. Earl Boen
9. Paul Klingman
10. Liam O'Brian
Axem Red
said at 5:42 PM on Sun Apr 26 2015
Liam O'Brien. Mark Hamill can do a great accent though!
Shaun Ince
said at 11:19 AM on Tue Mar 24 2015
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Steve Blum, Peter Cullen & Liam O'Brien are my favorite voices for Red Skull.
said at 12:01 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@Shaun Ince Say, those are my favorites, TOO!!!

Which take of Cullen's take did you prefer???

I thought the Spider-Friends one was better, because it was a lot more louder and bombastic (almost Hitler level). The solo one was alright, but for this character, I think a more bombastic and loud performance fits this type of character a lot more (yeah, whenever I think of a dictator type of character, I always think of a Hitler or Mussolini intensity).

O'Brien, though he has a softer voice, does a great job in sounding bombastic and Blum does great as always, especially when he says "OPEN THE PORTAL!!!", which he delivers with the same bombastic energy that Cullen and O'Brien gave the character.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:23 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@Starscreamsfan Cullen's second take in the "Amazing Friends" show was much better.
said at 1:30 PM on Tue Mar 24 2015
@Shaun Ince Nice.

These three guys gave pretty awesome performances that fit the character perfectly.
EPA Deane
said at 3:59 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@Starscreamsfan I Actually Prefer the Solo Series Voice. It sounds more Visceral and Malevolent IMO (Reminds me a Lot of Steven Blum's Version)
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:09 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@EPA Deane Looks like someone hates over-the-top performances.
said at 4:15 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@EPA Deane I personally think his Spider-Friends take was better because, in my mind, Red Skull should have the same type of intensity that Hitler had when he did his speeches. Otherwise, I don't see it working well.

His Spider-Friends take is exactly how I imagine Red Skull to sound in the comics.
EPA Deane
said at 4:24 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@8000 Saiyans If That Was True, I would Hate Mark Hamill's Joker, Chris Latta's Cobra Commander, Jim Byrne's Inferno, David Kaye's Megatron, John Colicos' Apocolypse, Simon Templeman/ Clive Revill's Doctor Doom, Dwight Schultz's Professor Pyg, DC Douglas' Albert Wesker , Mike Pollock's Doctor Eggman/ General Adon Performance etc, etc...
I Like Over the Top Performances When I Like Them.....
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:30 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@EPA Deane Templeman's Dr. Doom was never exactly over-the-top, at least to me.

Is it really necessary for you to put capitals on every word you use to construct a sentence?
EPA Deane
said at 4:31 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@8000 Saiyans Personal Idiosyncrasy.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:33 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@EPA Deane Slightly off topic, but what's with the capitalisation of almost every word in that whole response?
EPA Deane
said at 4:37 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@Shaun Ince See The Answer Above.
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:44 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@EPA Deane You don't need to do it all the time. If I recall correctly, there are posts where you don't even capitalize all the words.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:37 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@8000 Saiyans Well from what I can see, it's something he likes doing from time to time. I do find it puzzling though.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:40 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@EPA Deane Simon Templeman as Doom is actually not all the bombastic. He's similar to Lex Lang's performance. It's more subtle & calmer in comparison to e.g. Tom Kane & Neil Ross.
EPA Deane
said at 5:49 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@Shaun Ince True, But Simon Templman has a Regal and Theatrical Flair with the role that does sound OTT at Times.
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:42 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
@EPA Deane He still doesn't sound over-the-top to me.
Stare at the Sun
said at 2:47 PM on Mon Mar 23 2015
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Liam O'Brien gets my vote.
said at 8:52 PM on Fri Mar 6 2015
OK the obvious choice is Steve Blum...But I like Cedric Smith's protrayal so I am giving it to him
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:59 PM on Fri Mar 6 2015
I don't see how Steve is the 'obvious' choice
Shaun Ince
said at 7:42 PM on Tue Mar 17 2015
@Music Meister I think he said it's the obvious xhoice cuz Steve has the most votes. But as you know, it doesn't reflect everyone's opinions on this compare.
said at 3:48 PM on Thu Apr 23 2015
@Music Meister It's the 'obvious' choice because it's Earth's Mightiest Heroes. And EMH is 1000% perfect for a lot of people.

Honestly, Steve Blum's performance is just his generic bad guy voice. If it was anyone else who voiced him in the show, they would get top vote regardless of how Redy sounds.
said at 8:57 PM on Sun Jun 7 2015
@Shaun Ince Pretty much
said at 9:01 PM on Sun Jun 7 2015
@Music Meister Well he was the one getting all the votes and because of EMH's popularity
Shaun Ince
said at 7:34 PM on Mon Jun 8 2015
@TheLemsterPju You could apply that same logic to shows like Wolverine & The X Men & Spectacular Spiderman. Two other shows where most of the VA's for said shows are leading the polls on BTVA VC's regardless of whether people think the performance is good or bad(Or just not right for them)
said at 5:59 AM on Tue Nov 4 2014
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My Top 5:

1) Cullen
2) Blum
3) Boen
4) Hamill
5) Adler

I also liked Ferguson and O'Brien.
said at 10:02 AM on Fri Jun 13 2014
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You know something? I think Liam O'Brien does an awesome job as Red Skull. I think this and Nightcrawler are Liam's best roles with Marvel.

But my vote stays with Keith Ferguson. He really gets to have fun with the role, and is downright menacing too.
said at 11:35 PM on Fri May 30 2014
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While Steve's performance totally blew me with the audio clip... well, Steve is just plain Steve.

It's just another Steve Blum character that can be placed with any other, So I'm gonna have to go with Liam saddly.
said at 3:22 PM on Sun May 25 2014
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I'm torn between steve blum and liam o'brien... both are excellent.
said at 3:17 AM on Tue May 20 2014
Liam kinda sounds like his Nightcrawler
said at 6:56 PM on Thu Mar 19 2015
@SideBurn - That maybe because he voiced both of them before
said at 2:30 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
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I'm going with O'Brien!!!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:23 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
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Seeing Liam in the newest AA episode, he really does prove to be an awesome Skull. He's got a commanding voice and a performance that just screams "guy in charge" and had a rather calculating smoothness to his voice. Plus his accent was decent, not the best German accent but pretty good.

Steve was first but he would later be pretty inconstant. He'd lose the accent and would change in how high he'd go. Not helped that Skull was portrayed as your typical cheesey villain, he acted more like Skeletor than the leader of a Nazi organization. Also his accent didn't seem very German at times.

Peter and Mark are tied for my second favorite, both had power in their voice and decent accents.

The others are just kinda typical villain voices.
said at 8:52 PM on Sun Jan 5 2014
Steve wins it for me. He's pretty much exactly how I imagined the Red Skull sounding. However Liam does a fantastic job going with a somewhat different approach, so he makes a very close second.
said at 10:16 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
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My vote has to go to Earl Bowen. Why? Because he sounds more menacing out of all the others in my opinion.

Steve is 2nd as I like his calm voice that he uses for Red Skull.

Liam O'Brain is 3rd because he sounds menacing though can be forced at times.

Peter did better in his 2nd take as he did not fit to start off with.

Cedric Smith is pretty good as is Keith.

Mark & Charlie don't fit. Though with that said, Mark could have done a lot better.

Paul earns my respect for being the 1st voice for Skull which isn't easy.

As for David, well, he has to be my least favourite due to the fact that there was no German accent there. It sounded way to English. I know David is from England but the part about being a VA is to learn how to change you're accent.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:48 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
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I think I'll go with Steve Blum, he sounds very wicked and scary. I do like Liam O'Brien. He seems a bit more calm(for lack of a better word), but it works well, IMO.

I would like to hear Mark Hamill do a series version of him. I don't see why he couldn't.
said at 7:03 PM on Sat Nov 16 2013
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After watching the Brave and the Bold episode featuring the Justice Society, I think Clancy Brown would be a solid Red Skull based on his voicework as Per Degaton.
Lion's Edge
said at 2:53 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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Steve Blum. Just... Steve Blum.

The German accent, the raspy throatiness, the cold edge... THIS is the kind of voice you'd imagine from a Nazi leader and one of the most evil individuals of the entire Marvel Universe.

Liam O'Brien and Keith Ferguson tie for a close second place to me.
said at 8:29 AM on Wed Sep 4 2013
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I'm going with Liam O'Brien. He sounds more like Hugo Weaving and his accent is pretty much flawless.

I don't hate Steve's take on the character but the accent kind of bugged me. While the acting is very strong his accent sounded more Russian then German.
said at 12:45 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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1. Steve Blum (I just think he's great in the role as the most EVIIILLL being in the Marvel U. Cool, calm, controlled, but with an undeniable threat to it.)
2. Liam O'Brien (Same reasons as Steve but I think he lacks the force and menace of Steve)
3. Cedric Smith (The standard "Evil Nazi" take but done brilliantly.)
4. Earl Boen (Similar to Mr. Smith but not quite as good)
5. Keith Ferguson (A good amount of menace and power)

Special mention to Mark Hamill who might have made my list in a more serious take.
said at 4:36 AM on Tue Jul 16 2013
To elaborate more on my view:

My favourite in this VC is Keith Ferguson. He just has an excellent sense of "menacing evil" for perhaps the most evil villain from Marvel.

Steve Blum is actually pretty good. But he doesn't sound nearly as intimidating and evil as Keith.

I'm very surprised with Liam's take. Honestly, this wasn't the kind of character I expected him to voice, but it does work.

A guy that deserves a mention is Mark Hamill. He's just downright hilarious, and fun to listen to too.
said at 4:38 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
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I imagine these character as having a deep, commanding, cool and calm voice, but who would also sound terrifying when he gets pissed off. Steve Blum gets the first part right, but I've never found him intimidating when he yells and I haven't even seen the show.

Still, I think Steve's the clear winner here, IMO.

I don't have much to say about the rest of them, except for Mark Hamill. Why? He's freaking hilarious! He sounds like a totally off-his-rocker, senile, maniacal old man. I almost want to check out Super Hero Squad right now just so I can hear him do this hilarious, hammy voice some more.
said at 6:30 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy "I imagine this character"
said at 8:02 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
1. Earl Boen
2. Steve Blum
3. Liam O'Brien
4. Mark Hamill

Also, does anyone else think Fred Tatasciore would be a good Red Skull?
said at 3:41 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Lpfan120 Yeah, definitely. Fred Tatasciore would make a great Red Skull!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:13 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Lpfan120 Ironic as I was thinking about Fred as Red Skull
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:42 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
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I don't think any of them are really perfect for the role. None have the power and command Red Skull should have, I don't really beleive any of them control an entire organization.
Kieth and Mark are the closest, the others are just meh to me
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:12 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
Replace Kieth with Liam, Liam was a lot better and did have the power that some of the others didn't
said at 5:55 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
Hugo Weaving, Liam O'Brien, and Mark Hamill.
said at 4:16 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
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I wish Liam had used his nightcrawler voice, except lowering it significantly. He would be amazing as Red Skull. But alas, as good as an actor he is, NO one can top Steve Blum! :-p
said at 4:18 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@Torak I guess it was the direction that brought him down slightly (Liam) because I know he could have done better...
said at 10:37 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@Torak If he had used his exact Nightcrawler voice, it wouldn't have worked. Basically, they needed to take the accent and make it more powerful, like a commander of an army should be. Basically, I think it's just fine, but I respect that you have your opinion, too.
said at 11:46 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@VGAfanatic I didn't say use his EXACT voice for Nightcrawler, I meant like adding some power and deepening it a lot, then it would've been awesome!
said at 12:29 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
I'm really liking Liam O'Brien's take on the character. Having played Nightcrawler, he's definitely got experience with a German accent.
said at 3:19 PM on Mon May 6 2013
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Paul Kligman - Should of had a stronger German accent.
Peter Cullan - Actually pretty good.
David Warner - Meh.
Earl Boen - Better than David.
Cedric Smith - I actually kinda like t.
Mark Hamill - Sometimes a little deep, but overall pretty good.
Steven Blum - Sometimes a little light, sometimes he slips into his regular speaking voice. But when he gets it right, like in the clip, he is perfect.
Keith Ferguson - I don't really like his accent. Could be better.
Charlie Adler - Just his Dr. Doom voice. Meh.
said at 10:38 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@VctrBnsn I REALLY like Liam O'Brien. It reminds me very much of Hugo Weaving. In fact, I may like it more than Steven Blum's.
said at 2:13 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
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I'm going to go outside the popular choice and vote for Keith Ferguson. I like his German accent the best.
said at 11:00 AM on Tue Jun 9 2015
@Fulgore2005 Me too
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:39 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
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If Charlie used his Cobra Commander voice with a German accent, pefection.
Kinda feels like he was told "Just use a voice for a good enough"
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:06 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@Music Meister Yeah, that "German Cobra Commander" would've been ever better! :D
said at 11:59 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@Music Meister If Charlie does a serious version he just may.
said at 8:48 AM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@Music Meister Eh, I still can't see it fitting, IMO.
said at 11:54 PM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight It Would be Intresting.

Remember, Cobra Commander is the Only Terrorist Leader you'll Ever Like.
said at 8:32 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
1. Steve Blum
2. Mark Hamill
3. Keith Ferguson
4. Earl Boen
5. Peter Cullen
6. Charlie Adler
7. David Warner
8. Paul Kligman
9. Cedric Smith
said at 3:33 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
# 1 - Mark Hamill.
# 2 - Steve Blum.
# 3 - Keith Ferguson.
# 4 - Charlie Adler.
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013

# 1 - Mark Hamill.
# 2 - Liam O'Brien.
# 3 - Steve Blum.
# 4 - Keith Ferguson.
# 5 - Charlie Adler.
said at 3:14 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
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Charlie would've made a great Red Skull with more material; but Steve Blum is the best Red Skull of all time, followed closly by Hugo Weaving (Not here) :)
said at 6:05 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
Charlie is okay but Steve Blum is still better.
said at 5:33 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
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Gee, the Super Hero Squad's really in love with Charlie, ain't it?

Don't get me wrong, I'm usually a fan of Adler's work, but the voice director for this franchise obviously isn't using him to his full potential; his characters here are starting to sound rather samey.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:05 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
Charlie Adler added. Apologies for the relative low quality of the clip.
said at 5:38 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
Steve Blum is by far my favorite Red Skull. I even like him more than Hugo Weaving.
said at 7:21 PM on Wed Sep 19 2012
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Hugo Weaving is by far the best Red Skull, but out of these guys, I'd pick Earl Boen, Mark Hamill, and Steve Blum.
said at 3:43 AM on Mon Nov 5 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Steve Blum >>>>>>> Hugo Weaving. ;-)
said at 9:08 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight You obviously didn't watch the CA movie...
said at 9:14 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@pokemastanumba1 I did, and I wasn't impressed by Weaving's Skull.
said at 9:26 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight ...Were you even watching the same movie?
said at 4:44 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
I wasn't that impressed by Weaving either. Mainly because the Skull's cruelty got pretty cut down (and because it's a ****ty movie :P)
said at 8:38 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
@GerPer92 The movie was great, Skull wasn't, IMO.
said at 11:43 PM on Sun Jun 9 2013

"Red Skull isn't a "heartless, cold-blooded tyrant" kind of villain"

said at 12:43 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight You beat me to it^^
Red Skull is BY FAR the most cruel and heinous human villain in the whole Marvel Universe.
said at 4:48 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
Don't know about you guys, but I'd hardly consider an average German solider with a pink head as much of a legitimate threat. ._.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:50 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
@pokemastanumba1 It's a lot more than looks that makes a villain a credible threat. The Joker is essentially a clown in a suit. Darth Maul is some guy with a lot of tattoos. Sephiroth is a prettyboy with long, flowing hair. What makes a villain truly threatening and who they are as a character isn't their looks, but their personality, their actions, and their motivations. You know what they say about judging a book by its cover.
said at 6:51 PM on Mon Jun 10 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Red Skull is definitely not an average German soldier. He is a genius. Most average German soldiers could not think of coming up with most of his plans to kill Captain America. Also he was trained directly under Hitler himself.
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
Ok so he's got the brains, but that alone doesn't mean much; how many times have his plans actually worked, after all? And he doesn't even have any of his own superhuman abilities to speak of. Also, "he was trained directly under Hitler himself" ? o.0 Where did you get that from?

But, I suppose you have a point about looks not being everything.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:39 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Batman and Spider-Man don't have any superhuman abilities, but they're two of the best heroes ever. And obviously, the villains aren't going to win. That's one of the basic rules of fiction--good always triumphs. Pretty much 90% of villains in all of fiction have had their plans fail, so being beaten by the heroes is hardly a Red Skull-only thing.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:31 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@NCZ Spidey does have super strength, writers keep forgetting that.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:32 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Red Skull is an incredibly terrible person. I think the complete monster article on TV Tropes sums him up pretty well.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Okay, there's that. I'm not horribly familiar with Spider-Man; I've only seen a few episodes of the '90s show when I was a kid and the Amazing Spider-Man movie. Also Marvel VS Capcom 2.
said at 6:36 AM on Wed Jun 12 2013
Here's the link of what Nightmare Crusher's talking about:
said at 12:35 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
For the record, TV Tropes is NOT a credible source. What they say doesn't really prove anything. And based on all the Marvel cartoons I've seen, there's not much which suggests that Red Skull is the "most cruel and heinous human villain" as said before.
said at 1:31 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Read the comics ;)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:34 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 I'm going to disengage from further debate because this is starting to sound like your Wikipedia argument about Viewtiful Joe.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:39 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@pokemastanumba1 ...that page on TV Tropes outright cited the works they were talking about. Just because the information has been added by fans doesn't make it untrue.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:40 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I'm with you on this one.
The Doctor
said at 3:54 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@pokemastanumba1 That's because cartoons aren't allowed to show Red Skull's true nature.
said at 9:34 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@NCZ In response to your "what makes a villain truly threatening" statement, Sephiroth also has one of the greatest theme songs ever... I haven't even played the game, but if someone was coming to kick my butt with that music surrounding them I would run away screaming.
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy In response to your comment about Sephiroth's theme: immediately, I went and listened to it. Just the first 40 seconds ALONE were enough to make me soil my pants. O_O
said at 10:34 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@DreamMaster08X Which version did you listen to? My personal favorite one is the Advent Children Complete version (it's almost exactly seven minutes). Glad you liked it though!
said at 9:30 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I think I listened to the Advent Children version as well. It's so flippin fantastic that though I have absolutely no knowledge of the character, the music already makes me want to bow down in fear of his presence!
said at 11:29 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08X It's around as if not MORE awesome than the Imperial March! In my opinion anyway.
said at 11:33 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Sephiroth Theme >>>>>>>>>>>>> Imperial March

The Imperial March is a masterful classic of course, but yes, the latter piece blows it out of the water.

Here's a visual to help what it would look like if the two were pitted against each other in a fight:
said at 11:53 AM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08X Darth Vader would be killed in about five seconds, actually. Sephiroth is apparently strong enough to slice apart buildings and even though I haven't actually played the game and I can't confirm this: he apparently has an ability so powerful it can destroy an entire solar system. I have no idea if that's true or not but I think at one point in Final Fantasy VII he gets that powerful.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:47 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Yep.

Sephiroth's power level is, to put it mildly, ****ing nuts.

Also, while One Winged Angel is indeed a great track, a lot of other villains from the series have really kickass final boss themes, especially Kefka, Kuja, Ultimecia, Seymour, and Jecht.
said at 4:18 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@NCZ I'll be sure to check out those other themes sometime, and thanks for confirming what I said. :)
said at 4:08 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@coolgeek176 I know what you said was ages but there is new stuff in these comments. I've seen the film, tv shows and some of the comics. Red Skull trained under Hitler was very unrealistic becayse had not just Jewish people but every1 who was abnormal put in camps, that would pretty much include Skull,
said at 6:24 AM on Wed Sep 12 2012
 16 Shout Outs!
I'm sorry, Hugo Weaving who? Yeah, that's what I thought. Steven Blum is the best Red Skull hands down.
said at 8:54 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Mark Hamill has a good german accent.
said at 12:10 AM on Wed Nov 28 2012
@Blazer5robot True, but That's for a Kid-Frendly Version.

The Next Person who should voice the Red Skull is Clancy Brown.
said at 10:45 PM on Sat Dec 8 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Nah, Steve Blum is perfect. ;-)
said at 5:07 PM on Mon Feb 4 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Clancy Would Be Perfect as Well. All thanks to Per Degaton.

Now The Red Skull is voiced by The Red Guy.
said at 3:03 PM on Sun May 20 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Steve Blum
2. Earl Boen
3. Keith Ferguson
4. Mark Hamill
5. Peter Cullen
Dark Kuja
said at 10:14 AM on Tue May 8 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
I just wish Hugo Weaving had done a voice for RS aside from the movie. He made the Red Skull what he was in that film.
said at 8:54 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
@Dark Kuja Oh man, I hear you. Hugo Weaving ROCKED as Red Skull, he'd get my vote in an instant.
said at 6:27 AM on Thu Sep 6 2012
@Metabad Weaving's got nothing of Blum. ;-)
said at 6:39 AM on Sat Apr 14 2012
 7 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Steven Blum, though Earl Boen, Mark Hamill, and Keith Ferguson were also good.
said at 2:44 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013

Sticking with Steven Blum. Liam O'Brien could've been better.
said at 8:27 PM on Wed Mar 21 2012
 6 Shout Outs!
They Need Clancy Brown as the Red Skull.
said at 5:48 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 I totally agree, I'm surprised he hasn't been casted in this role as of yet.
said at 1:33 AM on Thu Sep 27 2012
It needs to Happen in Ultimate Spider-Man.
said at 3:33 AM on Mon Oct 24 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
Blum sounds generic here. It's just the same guttural voice he uses in all his other roles (Wolverine, BlackWarGreymon, etc.).

Cullen sounded genuinely nefarious and Ferguson made the character sound properly menacing.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:43 PM on Thu Aug 4 2011
Keith Ferguson now added
SM Scorx
said at 5:08 PM on Mon Jul 4 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Blum
2) Cedric Smith
3) Earl Boen
said at 11:48 PM on Fri Oct 22 2010
 5 Shout Outs!
I enjoyed Steve Blum the best out of all of them.
said at 10:17 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
 3 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Steve Blum :D
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:15 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Mark Hamill was great in the Super Hero Squad Show.
said at 3:12 PM on Fri Aug 5 2011
@NCZ I guess he did ok with what he had, but Red Skull wasn't a serious villain as usual, and Mark handles serious villains much better anyways. I simply blame that atrocity of a Marvel animated series.
said at 2:03 PM on Fri Aug 12 2011
@pokemastanumba1 how do you actually define "Serious Villains"? If you mean like Ozai or Dr. Klaw I'd agree but some of his best performances weren't exactly serious. I just mean as Joker and Hobgoblin.
said at 12:35 AM on Thu Sep 22 2011
@Aquafox84 That's a good question.

I would personally say that it mostly depends on who you're specifically referring to. Of course, each one almost always has a stereotypical monotone deep voice and threatening/intimidating appearance. That's not to say that even the most serious ones can't have their moments of comedic relief though.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:01 AM on Wed Oct 20 2010
Peter Cullen's Spidey Amazing Friends sounds like a German Ironhide :P

I'm going with Boen on this one
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
@Foxwolf Yeah and his Spider-Man 1981 sounds like a German Optimus Prime(a little bit) still good though.
said at 2:06 PM on Fri Aug 12 2011
@Foxwolf Actually, I am hearing his Monterey Jack voice more than Ironhide. Still all within the realm of German accent though.
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