Winter Soldier
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Winter Soldier

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

Winter Soldier is initially a foe now Anti-hero ally of Captain America whose comic book debut was in Captain America Volume 5 #1 in January of 2005. Winter Soldier is one of the various fates that have happened to Captain America's sidekick Bucky in which Bucky was captured and brainwashed into a cold-blooded assassin by the Soviets (or in one story the Red Skull). Back when Winter Soldier was a villain his persona somewhat differed (he is either a violent amnesiac or hates Captain America and blames him for his predicament here) but when he becomes a Anti-Hero he makes amends to Cap and wishes to atone for his past as Winter Soldier. As Winter Soldier Bucky is a lot stronger with his new cybernetic arm and while he is still well known as Cap's old partner he has worked with the Black Widow before as well.
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 5 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister, solidejake for additional sound clips.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Winter SoldierCrispin Freeman
Crispin Freeman
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Winter SoldierJon Curry
Jon Curry
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Winter SoldierYuri Lowenthal
Yuri Lowenthal
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Winter SoldierRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Winter SoldierBob Bergen
Bob Bergen
Marvel Heroes (2013)
Winter SoldierDavid Hayter
David Hayter
Lego Marvel Avengers (2016)
Winter SoldierScott Porter
Scott Porter

EDITOR'S OPINION

Alright folks today in the Captain America VC section we take a look at this new version of Bucky... WINTER SOLDIER! Lets begin...

Crispin Freeman- First of all one can tell that his voice and performance for the role is very similar to what he has done for Albedo Piazzola (well namely when he is speaking to Cap). But to be fair all things considered it is rather understandable. But still Crispin's voice is pretty good as his performance as he can go from serious minded soldier to someone who has a bit too much issues with his old partner. Its a pretty good example of Crispin's work and of the voice work in the game.

Jon Curry-  At first I thought that Jon's voice was perhaps a little too high but I did start to like it more as I have realized that Jon was playing Winter Soldier as Scott Menville's Bucky all grown up and kind of bitter about his life. While Jon's voice and performance for the role was okay at first but he did get considerably better later on when the show did more focus on Winter Soldier's past. It was a good example of Jon's work and of the voice work in the show nevertheless.

Yuri Lowenthal- First of all I have noticed on how unlike the others Yuri seems to be playing this role as more of an Anti-Hero instead of a Villain (well a far lighter Anti-Hero consdiering what kind of game this is but still). Anyways Yuri has a fairly good voice for the role and his performance is pretty good (though limited due to lack of lines) as Yuri tries to play up the fact that Winter Soldier is... well... a Soldier. But still while this is an okay example of Yuri's work in general its one of his better performances in this game at least.

Bob Bergen- I too must agree that this is a very interesting change of pace for Bob here as his voice and performance work very well with the role here. But still Bob was a natural fit for the role here as he does a fine job in playing the Winter Soldier as a resentful yet tragic Anti-Villain character.I also liked on how Bob made Winter Soldier sound threatening and hateful but also made him sympathetic in a way as well and its a very good example of his work.

Overall both all of them are pretty good for the role in their own way but I think I am going with Bob Bergen the most here.


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Spider-Fox
said at 9:48 PM on Wed Jun 1 2016
Ok, changing my vote to David Hayter. Crispin is still my second favorite but, that Solid Snake voice really fits with Bucky's character IMO.
Lpfan120
said at 3:42 PM on Tue Apr 19 2016
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Crispin, Roger and Bob for me, I just prefer Winter-Soldier as a bad guy.
Starscreamsfan
said at 9:57 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
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Time to update my thoughts on this VC.

David Hayter is really boss in this role. I think he really nails the Anti-Hero aspect quite well.

Scott Porter is also pretty boss. His dark, gritty voice and delivery fits the character quite well.

Jon Curry, I have to agree with Autovolt on this one. He does get too much flak, which is sad, 'cause I felt his performance was pretty solid and his voice pretty unique.

Crispin Freeman fits the villainous incarnation quite well. I'm kinda curious on how he would pull off the Anti-Hero persona.

Yuri Lowenthal is quite cool too. Quite possibly one of the better performances in that game.

Roger Craig Smith does a pretty cool job despite the fact that he was just a fill-in.

Bob Bergen is cool, but I really prefer the others. However, I must say that it's pretty cool to see Bergen play against type.
GreenGoblin75
said at 10:03 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
@Starscreamsfan
Wow. I don't agree with your order, but your descriptions exactly match my ideas.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:39 AM on Sat Mar 26 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Gee, that's really cool to hear. ;)
Troodon2
said at 11:43 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
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Jon Cury, an under rated voice actor who's performance stands out perfectly. #1 bar the none, though David Hayer and Scott Porter are pretty close (Even thou the later is a LEGO role)

Bob Bergen and Rodger Craig Smith had potential, but as good as they were, they're just not as good as the first three in my book.

Bonus: I can seriously see Troy Baker or Matthew Mercer as the Winter Soldier, especially the latter, the guy looks like a real Bucky Barnes!
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:12 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
David Hayer and Scott Porter were also good, but I'm sticking with Jon Curry.
GreenGoblin75
said at 12:44 PM on Thu Mar 17 2016
1. Jon Curry
2. David Hayter/Crispin Freeman
3. Bob Bergen/Roger Craig Smith
4. Yuri Lowenthal
GreenGoblin75
said at 3:06 PM on Mon Apr 25 2016
@GreenGoblin75
1. Crispin Freeman
2. Jon Curry
3. David Hayter
4. Roger Craig Smith
5. Bob Bergen
6. Scott Porter
7. Yuri Lowenthal
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:51 AM on Fri Feb 5 2016
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I've yet to hear the perfect voice for Winter Soldier, but Jon Curry and Roger Craig Smith come pretty close.

I suggested this in the forum, but I think Vic Mignogna would be great as him.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:20 PM on Sat Jan 16 2016
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Avengers EMH has very good voice acting for most of the characters. In the case of Winter Soldier, not so much. John Curry sounds like Hayter's Solid Snake from MGS4 where it sounds way too gruff. Ironic, considering that Hayter's take here isn't all that gruff & sounds way better in comparison to Curry's take here. I might do a ranking somewhere down the line, but as of right now, John Curry is definitely leaning towards the bottom 3 rather than the top 3.
Autovolt
said at 4:15 PM on Fri Jan 15 2016
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I've got to vote for David Hayter why because I love me a good casting gag....Solid Snake as Bucky....That just works. His voice is basically the earlier Solid Snake he voiced he did the first game before he began to approach Snake in a lower gruffer tone, with that said his lighter sounding voice fits Winter Soldier to a tee.

Roger Craig Smith is a surprisingly great fit, even if he was just filling in for Bob Bergen in that episode, he really captures this gruff, bitter, angry ex-friend of Captain America. He might be my second favourite here and honestly voices him better than he does as Cap.

Bob Bergen playing Winter Soldier is such a massive playing against type role, it's great to hear him do a gruffer and angrier role. He sounds a bit old for the role but considering the fact he's been alive and kicking since the 1940's its a nice little touch.

Jon Curry gets maybe a bit too much flak honestly, I like his gruff raspy voice. It's unique compared to a lot of usual gruff voices I hear most of the time. I love the way performed that rant in the clip.

Crispin Freeman definitely pulls off the bitter version well but I don't think he adds that much to the role compared to the rest.

Yuri Lowenthal sounds deeper than he usually does but at the end of the day, it's nothing special in the least, still good though.

Overall David Hayter is my favourite.

BONUS: I could so see Brad Swaile pulling off The Winter Soldier, just imagine his Setsuna F. Seiei or Jin Kazama but more raspy. I also would have liked if Scott Menville had got to voice him since he was an excellent Bucky.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:40 PM on Fri Nov 6 2015
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I've been playing Marvel Heroes recently because I have no life and since I decided to pick Winter Solider as my starter I figured I would rank his compare too.

1. David Hayter: I'm probably just biased because of how much I like David Hayter's voice, but he's awesome. His voice is stern, charismatic and commanding and he really conveys that this is a guy who has been through hell. None of the others have that same feel to them. David easily gets my vote.

2. Bob Bergen: His voice is a little too light and forced sounding. Aside from that he does a pretty good job of conveying Winter Soldier's lust for revenge.* It's a pretty good performance.

3. Roger Craig Smith: Considering his role in the episode Roger does a pretty good job. His voice fits well and I would like to hear him get a real shot at it. How was he in that mobile game?

4. Crispin Freeman: I really think Crispin Freeman is a natural choice and his voice is a great fit. The problem I have is how the character is written in UA. He just acts like some smug jerk with none of the actual depth of Winter Soldier's character. Would love to see him get another shot at it.

5. Jon Curry: Oh boy. I know I said Bob sounded kind of forced, but he's got nothing on Jon here. That rasp comes and goes and sometimes is way too forced. He sounds like he's kind of overacting too.

6. Yuri Lowenthal: He's just kind of there. I really don't have much to say. Especially since Yuri already plays a few other characters in that game and it all blends a bit.

*Couldn't make it through this without one Metal Gear reference. Not where I expected it to end up though.
GothamRed
said at 2:05 PM on Sat Oct 3 2015
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Hayter is how I imagined the character sounding, and we know from the past he can do the Cap voice as well. He has the right of amount f ruggedness, but you can imagine him being as nicer guy like Bucky can be. The others were fine, but leaned too much toward gruffness or intense for my liking.
Dark Kuja
said at 9:28 PM on Fri Oct 2 2015
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Holy crap. David Hayter did the war weary grizzled veteran RIGHT for once?
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 11:28 AM on Sat Oct 3 2015
@Dark Kuja Oh really? I lost count after ten!
pete
said at 2:14 PM on Fri Oct 2 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Two Cap VA's have played Winter Soldier now,as David was him in Spider-Man TAS.
HienFan
said at 10:57 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
Roger is actually pretty cool
1 Bob Bergen
2 Roger C Smith
3 Jon Curry
4 David Hayter
5 Crispin Freeman
6 Yuri Lowenthal
Polyester Funk
said at 10:36 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
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David Hayter and his Winter Soldier have similar hair and facial hair.

Also, casting Roger there was for convenience and since Bucky there was a manifestation of Cap's guilty conscience it makes sense that it would sound somewhat like him, too.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:38 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
Sticking with Jon Curry, though Rgoer Craig Smith was also good.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:37 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
Roger's take sounds similar to his Batman voice. It's sounds brooding. However I find Bob Bergen to be much better in this role.
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:30 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
All of them did an amazing job, but Hayter is my favorite.

1) David Hayter
2) Jon Curry
3) Crispin Freeman
4) Yuri Lowenthal
5) Roger Craig Smith
6) Bob Bergen
shadowlord
said at 2:28 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
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Roger is kinda meh, but why did they replace Bob Bergan he was amazing, sometimes I still have trouble deciding between him and David. Though if Sebastian Stan came along my vote would definitely go to him.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:33 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
@shadowlord
It was probably for convince, Winter Soldier had a small part so it wasn't worth getting another actor.
shadowlord
said at 2:42 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
@Music Meister You're probably right, I just hope Bob gets to come back as this character at some point since Sebastian Stan is such a low possibility.
Archerboy58
said at 11:50 AM on Thu May 21 2015
1. Crispin Freeman
2. David Hayter
3. Yuri Lowenthal
4. Bob Bergen
5. Jon Curry
shadowlord
said at 8:24 PM on Tue Apr 28 2015
 1 Shout Out!
I voted for David Hayter. I personally wasn't a fan of Jon Curry's but that's probably because I was first introduced to his voice in Marvel Ultimate Alliance with Crispin Freeman, so I wasn't used to him sounding growly.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:16 PM on Fri Apr 17 2015
I like Bob Bergen the best in this role. It's all sorts of good. It's also a good showcase of his range.
Smarttamarr94
said at 10:38 AM on Tue Mar 17 2015
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After hearing David Hayter as the Winter Soldier part of me wants to hear Robert McCollum take a crack at him at some point simply to make the compare more interesting
Ross123
said at 8:21 AM on Sat Mar 14 2015
David is alright. He's just way too bland here, even makes Bob sound better in my opinion.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:20 AM on Mon Mar 9 2015
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David Hayter is the best. I don't mind the Snake influence because I'm pretty sure casting Hayter to begin with was a deliberate Metal Gear homage, and it makes him a lot nicer to listen to.
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:02 AM on Mon Mar 9 2015
@NCZ I knew I wasn't the only one who thought so. LOL
HienFan
said at 2:57 AM on Mon Mar 9 2015
David Hayter is average here
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 11:56 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
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David Hayter sounds closest to how I imagined Winter Soldier to sound, so I'll go with him. I also like Crispin Freeman, Bob Bergen and Jon Curry.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:34 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
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Hayter is alright but it kinda throws you off guard when you hear bits of Solid Snake in his performance.
skeletonking1234
said at 10:32 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
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I do like Hayter in the role, though he does slip into snake quite a few times, which is very noticeable. It's not that it's bad, he does good for what he had, it's just the voice sticks out like a sore thumb at points.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 10:30 PM on Sun Mar 8 2015
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I really like Hayter, but it might mainly be because I miss hearing his voice so much. Even so, I didn't really feel any of the current portrayals were too memorable, so I changed my vote to Hayter. Although the writing almost seemed like they were trying to include Solid Snake into the Marvel Universe.
Dark Kuja
said at 7:52 AM on Tue Feb 24 2015
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Maybe it's just because the Winter Soldier movie was more or less my first real taste of the character, but all these guys seem to talk too much.

When I picture the Winter Soldier, I picture him not speaking unless ABSOLUTELY necessary.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:26 PM on Tue Jan 27 2015
Sticking with Curry, but Bob Bergen was pretty good and Yuri Lowenthal was all right as Bucky
Ross123
said at 3:08 PM on Sat Dec 6 2014
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I'm going with Jon Curry because he makes the Winter Soldier sound sinister and heartless.

Crispin is 2nd because I like the kind of smug attitude he gives off.

Bob was good but kinda bland in a sense.

Yuri was all punk & in the zone. He wasn't bad, just decent.
HienFan
said at 10:49 PM on Sun Nov 30 2014
1 Bob
2 Jon
3 Crispin
4 Yuri
llawliet159
said at 3:45 PM on Wed Nov 26 2014
Bob Bergen, he sounds a LOT more fitting as Winter Soldier!
coolies
said at 5:03 PM on Sat Nov 22 2014
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According to this forum
http://forums.marvelheroes.com/discussion/149683/david-hayter-to-voice-winter-soldier#latest
David Hayter is going to voice Winter Soldier.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:49 PM on Sat Nov 22 2014
@coolies Holy ****! That's just too good to be true.
coolies
said at 6:34 AM on Tue Jan 27 2015
@Nightmare Crusher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVVHYGlh5DI
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:53 AM on Tue Jan 27 2015
@coolies Yes! It is everything I hoped for.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:10 PM on Fri Nov 7 2014
None of them are my ideal Winter Soldier, but that may be for the best. A lot of these voice casting choices are out of the box, and my ideal winter Soldier would probably be a typecast actor, like Troy Baker. Can't always trust my judgement.
Metabad
said at 6:20 PM on Fri Nov 7 2014
@VctrBnsn Funny, I actually thought Troy Baker would voice him in Avengers Assemble.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:51 PM on Thu Nov 6 2014
If Crispin had more material he would be my absolute favorite. For now I'm going with Bob.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:38 PM on Thu Nov 6 2014
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Bob seriously impressed me. I was very pleased to hear of his casting. He has so much range and deserves to spread his wings past Looney Tunes*.

*I know he's done more than just LT, but that's a huge bulk of his work these days.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:18 PM on Thu Nov 6 2014
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1. Crispin Freeman: Though recently Winter has been portrayed as being calmer, I enjoyed Crispin's crazy take. He sounds threatening and evil but I can see the voice transition into Winter Soldier's anti-hero side.

2. Bob Bergen: While a little bland in some lines, I liked when he talked calmly. He was threatening but not to an evil degree. It's not a stand out of the show but a nice change of pace for Bob.

3. Yuri Lowenthal: I think he could have worked but he sounds a bit too heroic. I think he deserves a second shot but for now he's just okay.

4. Jon Curry: I don't get the love, he's rather awkward in some lines, he's too high, he's a bit too sinister, and he just seems off for Winter. Yet people love it, I dunno maybe I'm missing something.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:02 PM on Fri Nov 7 2014
I know I've brought him up before in fan casts but how about Eric Bauza as a future Winter Soldier.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:05 PM on Sun Sep 27 2015
I'd put Roger under Bob and David under Roger.

Roger is a little too sinister but he's playing a nightmare version of the character. Still, he sounds similar to Bob.

David sounds alright but is rather bland.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:41 PM on Fri May 30 2014
It's real funny to see Itachi and Sasuke in this VC. And they both do very well with Winter Soldier.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:38 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
@Fulgore2005 Same with the Loki compare
llawliet159
said at 8:24 AM on Tue May 13 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Itachi
2. Sasuke
3. Jon.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:24 PM on Mon May 12 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
My ranking:
1. Crispin
2. Yuri
3. Jon
Archerboy58
said at 2:16 PM on Mon May 12 2014
@Music Meister I agree 100%
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:20 PM on Mon May 12 2014
@Archerboy58 Thanks man
Bluzziku
said at 6:44 PM on Mon Mar 3 2014
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Jon Curry sounds a bit to high but his acting is fine. Crispin Freeman sounds more natural and I also like how he sounds like a sane Albedo Piazzola. Vote goes to Freeman.
Silence
said at 10:36 PM on Fri Jan 24 2014
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Crispin Freeman for me. I'm not really a fan of Jon Curry's voice. I don't think the raspiness works, the voice is a bit too high and to be honest, the voice is very dull while Crispin sounds more entertaining and interesting IMO.
Fulgore2005
said at 9:46 AM on Thu Aug 8 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Crispin Freeman for me.
Spider-Fox
said at 12:50 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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I'm going with Crispin Freeman, Curry sounds a bit too raspy for me.
BlackWolf219
said at 4:42 PM on Thu Dec 13 2012
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I'll go with Crispin.

Is it just me or does Curry sound slightly like Solid Snake? (At least to me)
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 2:20 PM on Sat Dec 22 2012
@BlackWolf219 I was thinking the same thing, but I was thinking more like a very bad impression of Snake.
Lpfan120
said at 9:50 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
@BlackWolf219 Y'know, funny you say that...
coolgeek176
said at 2:57 PM on Thu Dec 13 2012
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I'm going with Jon Curry. Crispin Freeman is good too.
Dodgibishi
said at 4:18 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
I thought for a moment that he in A:EMH, was voiced by Adrian Pasdar.
pete
said at 9:27 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
@Dodgibishi You were thinking of that politician the Red Skull disguised himself as. He sounded a lot like Adrian but was really Steve Blum who also played Red Skull on the show.
pete
said at 9:28 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
@Dodgibishi scratch that he sound like Adrian as well but the other dude did as well.
GothamRed
said at 2:54 AM on Fri Aug 24 2012
@pete I dunno, Dell Rusk only sounded like Steve to me, maybe it's just cause I'm used to hearing him.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:56 AM on Fri Aug 24 2012
@GothamRed Same.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Jul 6 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Crispin Freeman gave a more interesting performance
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:39 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
On top of that Curry sounds a bit forced and a bit too high. Crispin fits for Winter's crazy moments and his normal villain moments plus I can see him in heroic moments.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:30 AM on Fri Jul 6 2012
Both are good, but I'm gonna go with Jon Curry for Winter Soldier.
D.A.V.E.
said at 2:03 AM on Fri Jul 6 2012
 1 Shout Out!
To be fair, Jon's take does sound slightly higher due to the fact that these were taken from an Australian airing, where they are slightly sped up.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:49 AM on Fri Jul 6 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Jon Curry, though I was disappointed they didn't get Scott Menville to play Winter Soldier; he could've used his Nightwing voice.
GothamRed
said at 9:57 PM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I think they might have and changed their minds, in one of the previously on segments (I think in Code Red) they play the scene where winter soldier injects Ross with the Hulk serum and he sounds like Scott's voice instead of Jon's, as well as sounding different than it did in the episode it appeared.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 11:43 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
Giving it to Jon Curry. It's more unique. I do think Crispin's take works though.
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