Billy Batson
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Billy Batson

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Billy Batson with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Captain Marvel

Billy Batson is the alter-ego of Captain Marvel. Billy was chosen by the wizard Shazam to fight the forces of evil as he had grown very old.

Whenever Billy says "Shazam" he is strike by a magical lightning bolt turning him into the adult super hero Captain Marvel. By saying "Shazam" again Captain Marvel changes back into Billy.

As Captain Marvel Billy is one of the Earth's strongest and mightiest super heroes. Billy Batson is pure of heart, innocent, and eager to help others. Billy's youthful personality is still prominent even when he transforms into Captain Marvel.
Created by Pokejedservo on Mar 9 2010
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Foxwolf, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam (1981)
Billy BatsonBurr Middleton
Burr Middleton
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
Billy BatsonShane Haboucha
Shane Haboucha
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Billy BatsonTara Strong
Tara Strong
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
Billy BatsonRachael MacFarlane
Rachael MacFarlane
Young Justice (2010)
Billy BatsonChad Lowe
Chad Lowe
Young Justice (2010)
Billy BatsonRobert Ochoa
Robert Ochoa
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014)
Billy BatsonJosh Keaton
Josh Keaton
Justice League Action (2016)
Billy BatsonSean Astin
Sean Astin
DC Showcase: Superman / Shazam! The Return Of Black Adam
Billy BatsonZach Callison
Zach Callison

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Shaun Ince
said at 1:46 PM on Fri Aug 4 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Zach, Robert & Tara are the only ones that fit. You solve most of your problems by either casting a young boy or a woman who can do a young boy voice.

Shazam(Captain Marvel) & Billy Batson sharing the same voice makes sense on paper, but doesn't work. It just ends up sounding like grown men trying to voice children. Unless you're Greg Ayres, it just won't sound right.

Shane's performance is a prime example that Justice League/Unlimited cast don't always hit a home run each time. They're are performances that aren't up to par & this is one of them.
Smarttamarr94
said at 10:05 AM on Thu Aug 3 2017
 1 Shout Out!
why are a bunch of grown men (that aren't Greg Ayres) voicing a 10-year-old?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:18 AM on Thu Aug 3 2017
@Smarttamarr94
Well the men here also play Shazam so the logic of the two characters sharing a VA I could see making sense to some.
But yeah, the adults here sound really unfitting.
wdf1
said at 4:59 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
1. Zach Callison
2. Robert Ochoa
3. Tara Strong
Starscreamsfan
said at 6:42 AM on Wed Jan 11 2017
VC thoughts update

I really like Burr Middleton the most. I really think he sounded pretty unique, plus, his delivery is quite good. He does fit Billy quite well. Yes, I know he's a kid, but I've always imagined a teenager voice coming out of him.

Sean Astin is also pretty good. I actually found him quite funny and his delivery was pretty solid. Can't wait to hear more from him.

Josh Keaton is also pretty good, despite the limited material. I do sense potential in his take.

Chad Lowe sounds a little bit odd, but it still is a good performance.

Robert Ochoa is the best of the kid performers. He sounds quite earnest and likeable.

I also enjoyed Tara Strong in the role. She does make Billy a very friendly and daring kid.

Shane Haboucha, Rachael MacFarlane and Zach Callison just don't do it for me.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:05 PM on Tue Jan 10 2017
Sean Astin was okay as Billy in his normal age.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:16 PM on Tue Jan 10 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
I have basically the same opinion for Josh, Chad and Sean: while I can understand the logic of Captain Marvel/Shazam and Billy sharing the same actor but these actors sound like what can be expected from adult men playing a young child.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:39 AM on Sat Nov 26 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Ciomparing them again, I think that Zach Callison was better, so I'm changing my vote to him.
JaredTaylor94
said at 8:26 PM on Mon Aug 8 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Anyone else find it funny that for Robert Ochoa's Billy, they're using a screenshot of him after the time skip, where the character is voiced by Chad Lowe?
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:21 AM on Sat Mar 7 2015
1) Burr Middleton
2) Tara Strong
3) Shane Haboucha
4) Rachael MacFarlane
5) Robert Ochoa
6) Zach Callison
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:26 AM on Tue Mar 17 2015
1) Burr Middleton
2) Robert Ochoa
3) Tara Strong
4) Shane Haboucha
5) Rachael MacFarlane
6) Zach Callison
Starscreamsfan
said at 10:05 AM on Wed Apr 15 2015
1) Burr Middleton
2) Robert Ochoa
3) Tara Strong
4) Rachael MacFarlane
5) Shane Haboucha
6) Zach Callison
Internetboy
said at 3:43 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Dee Bradley Baker should voice Captain Marvel/Billy Batson in both his kid and adult form.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 7:00 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
@Internetboy Um, no. Grown men who aren't Greg Ayres should just stay far far away from young boy characters.
Lpfan120
said at 7:44 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
@CatsTuxedo Gotta disagree, especially with that applying to Dee Baker.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:50 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
@Lpfan120
To a certain point I agree but I don't think Dee could pull off a convincing 10 year old (or however old Billy is) voice without sounding exaggerated or forced.
Even with using a variation of his Numbuh Four voice from KND, I still can't help but think he wouldn't come off as convincing.

Maybe for a teen Billy Dee could pull it off
Internetboy
said at 10:17 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
@CatsTuxedo Have you ever heard him voicing little boys, he does an excellent job at pulling it off.
Internetboy
said at 10:20 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
@Music Meister You should hear him voicing Tommy Gilligan, Numbuh 2's little brother then.
Finister2
said at 8:09 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
I wonder if Moises Arias would make a good Billy Batson?
Finister2
said at 2:17 PM on Fri May 2 2014
@Finister2 And since his voice has just broke beyond "10-year-old boy" impression, I'll switch him with Nancy Cartwright on my wish list.
TrueMyriad
said at 3:11 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
The kids are the best voices, and for their ages, they know how to voice a character
TrueMyriad
said at 9:09 AM on Fri Aug 16 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Zach Callison.
coolgeek176
said at 7:03 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Zach. The others are good too.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 12:21 AM on Mon Jan 14 2013
Like with Captain Marvell changing to Robert Ochoa since I liked his performance in the YJ episode Cornered.
coolgeek176
said at 3:02 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
@pete Was that him? He sounded a lot older.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:21 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
@coolgeek176 I was mistaken Chad did him as well Oh well I'll change to Zach then wait for Chad to e added. I was tired so my bad. See for yourself. http://youngjustice.wikia.com/wiki/Cornered
SupremeTarantulas
said at 2:36 AM on Sat May 12 2012
WEird that the DCAU voice is in last place.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:42 AM on Sat May 12 2012
@pete Just goes to show that the DCAU stuff isn't as sacred as everybody makes it out to be.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:47 AM on Sat May 12 2012
@pete It's not really that weird. People should be voting for whoever has the best voice and acting, not because the actor is from their favourite show. It shows that people can view things objectively rather than mindlessly voting for the DCAU one just because of the show it's from.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 5:34 PM on Thu May 24 2012
@CatsTuxedo It doesn't mean anything for a minor character from the DCAU to be loosing a VC.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:14 AM on Wed Jul 4 2012
@pete The Superman/Shazam short was also done by the DCAU's Bruce Timm. They even got George Newbern and Jerry O'Connell to reprise their roles. ;P
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:09 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
@NCZ And what if people think that the actor from their favorite show has the best voice and acting?!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:11 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Nothing wrong with that.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 2:56 AM on Sat Jul 7 2012
@NCZ I generally skip voting for Dcau voiceactors because they're biased a lot on here which is why it's so strange to have him in last place as of now he's not but I guess since he as a one episode character that's why.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:06 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
I'm going to go with Tara Strong for Billy Baston, even if it is just her using the same voice he did for 10 year-old Ben Tennyson. That said, Zach Callison, Robert Ochoa, Shane Haboucha, and (for her brief line) Rachael MacFarlane were also good.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:08 PM on Tue Apr 17 2012
@Anicomicgeek "she did for 10 year-old Ben Tennyson." Sorry.^^;
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:08 AM on Tue Feb 21 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Zach Callison
2. Shane Haboucha
3. Rachael MacFarlane
4. Tara Strong
5. Burr Middleton
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:03 AM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Robert Ochoa's pretty good too, I'll put in after Shane Haboucha and before Rachael MacFarlane.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 4:12 PM on Wed Apr 6 2011
 1 Shout Out!
If Timmy Turner wanted to be Captain Marvel so badly why didn't he just ask Cosmo and Wanda?
Supergirlfan63
said at 6:36 PM on Mon Aug 4 2014
@pete Because Captain Marvel is a setting on Ben Tennyson's watch.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:39 PM on Wed Mar 10 2010
I was right he had "Shazam!" I've added it to the VC.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:53 AM on Wed Mar 10 2010
Didn't Billy also have dialogue in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies?
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THE BEST
Who do you think has been the best from these Billy Batson voice actors?
Burr Middleton
Shane Haboucha
Tara Strong
Rachael MacFarlane
Zach Callison
Robert Ochoa
Josh Keaton
Chad Lowe
Sean Astin