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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Captain Marvel with sound clips and images.
Here we have the Goliath in Captain Marvel, one of very few superheroes who can stand right up there with Superman. I'm not too familiar with the character myself except knowing his powers are drawn from magic and the ancient story of King Solomon.

Created by Foxwolf on Wed Dec 2 2009, 83 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Cypo, UltimateCharm, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
Captain MarvelJerry O'Connell
Jerry O'Connell
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Captain MarvelJeff Bennett
Jeff Bennett
Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe (2008)
Captain MarvelKevin Delaney
Kevin Delaney
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
Captain MarvelCorey Burton
Corey Burton
The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam (1981)
Captain MarvelBurr Middleton
Burr Middleton
DC Universe Online (2011)
Captain MarvelShannon McCormick
Shannon McCormick
Young Justice (2010)
Captain MarvelRob Lowe
Rob Lowe
Young Justice (2010)
Captain MarvelChad Lowe
Chad Lowe
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
ShazamJoey Naber
Joey Naber
Justice League: War (2014)
ShazamSean Astin
Sean Astin
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)
Captain ThunderSteve Blum
Steve Blum
ShazamDavid Kaye
David Kaye


In Justice League Unlimited, he was granted a celebrity voice, one of my favorite actors, Jerry O'Connell. This version of Captain Marvel was clearly younger, still learning to be a hero. So O'Connell did capture the innocence and naivety that the character played in the story. Looking up to Superman and the Justice League, feeling lucky to be part of the team, only to be disappointed.

In Batman Brave and the Bold, Jeff Bennett took on the very short cameo appearance of Captain Marvel, and with what little lines he had, he gave the character strength and valor. He also played out the goofy and campy nature of the show with his "dinosaur" line.

Kevin Delaney played the part in MK VS DC with what I can only describe as a rather typical superhero voice. Rather generic. I felt the same voice could've been used for Superman without any necessary change.

And finally, voice over legend Corey Burton took on the short role in Public Enemies. I think Burton nailed the part. With the origin of his powers coming from ancient mystical times, Burton gave Captain Marvel a voice that was majestic and honorable, much like a knight from Medieval times. Funnily enough, this type of voice sounds very narrator like in the old superhero cartoons, but it seemed to fit the character perfectly.


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said at 10:33 PM on Fri Jan 23 2015
I really don't like Sean Astin's Shazam, though that's mostly due tot he writing than his acting. Steve Blum was all right for what little he had and DAvid Kaye ws pretty good.

Sticking with O'Connell.
said at 3:42 PM on Fri Nov 21 2014
Dee Bradley Baker should voice Captain Marvel/Billy Batson in both his kid and adult form.
said at 5:37 PM on Mon Oct 20 2014
Brian Bloom should have a shot at voicing Capt. Marvel.
Madness Abe
said at 7:51 AM on Thu Sep 18 2014
I am going LITERALLY with Rob Lowe on this one.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:39 AM on Mon Sep 8 2014
Jerry O'Connell: He has a good amount of charm and is able to give Captain Marvel a sense of power and is good at the more child like moments though the later could be done a little more. Overall, a good Captain Marvel voice.

Jeff Bennet: Another good voice, has a deep heroic voice with a good amount of power yet is able to balence the Billy moments as well. I guess a slight problem is he needed a little more energy in the role.

Kevin Delaney: Generic voice and performance, I honestly forgot that he was even in the game. I'll cut him some slack since Captain Marvel didn't get as much screen time as some of the other characters but I will say he's probably one of the weakest here.

Corey Burton: I really like Corey's voice, it's strong and heroic voice yet has some...I don't know how to put it but he has almost a 'magical' feel to him if that makes sense. Sadly, his performance is generic but he had a cameo to work with so he didn't get a lot to work with. I would love if Corey got another shot at Shazam to see how he handles the childish moments.

Burr Middleton: While the voice is slightly more I have the same opinion on him as Kevin Delaney.

Shannon McCormick: I actually really like him, I wish he had a little more power to the voice but I like the innocence in his voice. A stand out in the game.

Rob/Chad Lowe: I couldn't really separate the two becuase they sound almost exactly alike and do almost the same performance. A rather strong heroic voice but captures Billy's true nature perfectly. Probably one of Young Justice's finest.

Joey Naber: I don't get a sense that this is really a boy under the hero body and his voice sounds strained in some lines.

Sean Astin: I think Sean is the weakest here, his voice doens't sound powerful at all and it sounds like a football jock than Captain Marvel. He sounds more like a teenage Billy instead.

Steve Blum: Barley any material but I did hear some potential though I'd prefer he lose the gruffness.

David Kaye: Maybe could have been a little deeper but David did great. Hope to see him get to do the role more.

In the end my favorites are: Shannon McCormick, the Lowe brothers and David Kaye.
Although Jerry O'Connel, Jeff Bennet, and Corey Burton are second with maybe one or two things holding them back.
said at 3:46 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
@Music Meister - In Sean's defense, the version of Cap he's voicing is merely a shallow shell of his former self. So it's not his fault, it's the writers
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:01 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
No matter the version, Sean's voice would not fit
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:52 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
In my opinion at least
said at 3:26 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
@Music Meister - I get what you mean. I just think Sean's voice isn't the only factor in that regard.
Sarge Ray
said at 7:42 PM on Sun Sep 7 2014
I'm going with Rob on this one. He actually sounds like a kid in a man's body.

Chad gets a close second because of how similar he sounds.
said at 5:27 PM on Thu Sep 4 2014
There should be a new Superman and Captain Marvel movie with them voiced by Josh Keaton and Brian Bloom respectively.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:36 PM on Thu Sep 4 2014
@Slick Personally, I'd rather have it be the other way around.
said at 12:46 PM on Fri Sep 5 2014
Why's that?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:26 PM on Fri Sep 5 2014
@Slick Josh has a more youthful voice that fits for a kid turned hero like Captain Marvel. Brian has an older, tougher sounding voices that fits with the more experienced Superman.
said at 1:32 PM on Fri Sep 5 2014
Maybe you're right. Though Josh does have a deep voice for Manhunter.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:36 PM on Fri Sep 5 2014
@Slick A voice that was covered up by effects. It could have just been his normal voice for all we know.
said at 2:59 PM on Fri Sep 5 2014
It wasn't his normal voice. So it can stay just as I thought of it.
said at 5:36 PM on Mon Oct 20 2014
Actually we don't need that.
said at 5:31 PM on Sun Jun 8 2014
In my opinion, Jerry O' Conell and then Steve Blum. But I really liked the way Shazam (Captain Thunder in FP) looked in the Flashpoint Paradox; he was cool and his voice wasn't that much heard because he was getting choked in the cliip. Another main look was Injustice; its one of Shazam's best looks.
said at 8:37 AM on Sat Jul 19 2014
@deathstroke855 you mean Captain Marvel in FP.
said at 8:37 AM on Sat Jul 19 2014
@deathstroke855 sorry, I couldn't help myself.
said at 7:38 PM on Wed Apr 2 2014
I'd say Joey is my favorite out of the bunch, I'd love to see him tackle the role again someday!
said at 4:50 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014
1. Jerry O'Connell
2. Steve Blum (needs a bigger part)
3. Cory Burton
4. Sean Astin
5. Jeff Bennett
Polyester Funk
said at 12:11 AM on Sun Feb 16 2014
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Rob Lowe made me laugh so I'm going with him. I remember Jerry O'Connell being very good, too.

Anyone think Chris Pratt would be good? He can play those man-child characters pretty well. He does remind me of a kid in an adult 's body on Parks and Rec.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:09 PM on Sun Feb 16 2014
@Polyester Funk didn't even know who Chris Pratt was until Guardians of the Galaxy and the LEGO Movie, but yes, totally agree about him fitting the man-child persona. Captain Marvel would be right up his alley.
Dark Kuja
said at 3:52 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
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Is it weird that I can imagine Sean Schemmel as Captain Marvel? And yes, this is based off of his performance as Goku, I'd say he has experience in playing characters who are pretty much big kids.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:34 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
@Dark Kuja Sean would be perfect!
Dark Kuja
said at 6:29 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
@Music Meister

I feel he's great at transitioning between cheerful "Saving the world is AWESOME!!" and serious "I will not let this injustice go unanswered!" moods
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:42 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
@Dark Kuja Very true and I think Sean would differ his voice for Marvel from his Goku
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:03 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
@Dark Kuja That also means Christopher Sabat would have to be Black Adam
Dark Kuja
said at 7:06 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
@Music Meister

The fallen hero.
said at 7:19 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
Do you want Vegeta or Piccolo with an egyptian accent?
said at 4:46 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014
@Dark Kuja Honestly I always heard Sean as Superman hehe....
said at 8:30 AM on Mon Feb 3 2014
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I think Sean Astin could work for a traditional Captain Marvel
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:15 AM on Mon Feb 3 2014
Sean comes off more of a douche football jock than actual Captain Marvel (AKA "Shazam"). I think he was kinda a miscast
said at 8:51 AM on Mon Feb 3 2014
@Music Meister That's what Shazam is like in the new 52.
said at 9:40 AM on Mon Feb 3 2014
@GothamRed Does the new 52 make any of their heroes likable
said at 9:48 AM on Mon Feb 3 2014
@Comicfan117 Meh, Animal Man's fine, and Batman's supporting cast (except arguably Tim) are pretty much unchanged personality wise.
said at 11:44 AM on Fri Feb 7 2014
@Music Funny you should mention that, because when I listened to the clip, I thought he could work as Flash Thompson. Sure, he's been portrayed as the Jerk Jock for years(outside of the comics where he's pretty much grown out of it and is now the current Venom), but it seems he would fit.
said at 8:10 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
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I wonder if David Kaye would make a good Captain Marvel?
said at 6:21 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Finister2 He WOULD.
said at 9:37 AM on Mon Sep 8 2014
@Finister2 Well you got your wish
said at 2:11 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
@Finister2 Was he as good as you thought he would be
said at 2:01 PM on Thu Sep 11 2014
@Archerboy58 Pretty much
said at 7:09 AM on Mon Aug 5 2013
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BTW, I freakin' LOVE Shazam's new design in Injustice.
said at 10:47 AM on Sat Aug 3 2013
Pretty interesting casting Joey as Captain Marvel and Black Adam though he's better as the latter IMO.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:08 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
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Joey kind of sounds like the Irate Gamer when he gets angry.
UltimateCharm (Moderator)
said at 11:37 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Who?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:20 AM on Sat Aug 3 2013
@UltimateCharm A painfully unfunny Internet "comedian."
said at 4:41 PM on Sat Aug 3 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I think he reviewed Injustice too, oddly enough.
said at 11:33 AM on Fri Feb 7 2014
@Nightmare Crusher LOL, he does. The key difference here is that he can actually act.
said at 11:46 AM on Fri Feb 7 2014
@Nightmare Crusher I meant Joey can act, not the Irate Gamer.
said at 5:43 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
I'm going with Rob Lowe, but Jeff Bennett and Corey Burton were good too.
said at 12:06 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
Re-watching the episode he was in, Jerry gets my vote easy. But I think Rob and Chad are both great.
Jeff and Corey are way too recognizable, but they work. Shannon sounds even more corny than Burr, but really, thats exactly who Captain Marvel is. Kevin Delany wasn't bad, but forgettable.
said at 2:08 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@VctrBnsn I thought it was Nolan North at first in the game. Joey did very well I think.
said at 4:23 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@VctrBnsn I know. during stage transitions, his scream sounds identical to North's
said at 1:10 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013
Rob or Chad?!
said at 12:12 AM on Mon Jan 14 2013
I liked him in the YJ episode "Cornered" so I'm changing it to Chad Lowe.
said at 5:04 AM on Mon Jan 14 2013
@pete He didn't really do much apart from SMASH SMASH SMASH though. :-P
said at 5:42 PM on Thu Apr 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight ...Your point being?
said at 2:17 AM on Sun Nov 25 2012
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We Need Travis Willingham as Captain Marvel.
said at 4:29 AM on Mon Nov 26 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 I could see that work.
said at 5:06 PM on Sun Aug 18 2013
@Mr.Fennoy93 Looks like in the new Justice League: War movie, you're gonna get your wish.
said at 2:42 PM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@Lpfan120 Or, maybe not
said at 8:52 PM on Sun Nov 11 2012
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I like Jerry O'Connell the most here. All the others were good in my opinion. If I had to chose the weakest it would probably be Kevin Delaney. He's very bland.
said at 12:41 AM on Sun Apr 22 2012
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Jerry O'Connell gets my vote, though the Lowe brothers were good too.
said at 9:19 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
My picks for the "Big Red Cheese" would go like this in no particular order;
Jerry O' Connell
Jeff Bennett
Kevin Delaney
Rob Lowe/Chad Lowe
Corey Burton
and Burr Middleton
said at 2:09 PM on Mon Dec 19 2011
From this list, Jeff Bennett and Burr Middleton, hands down, ARE Captain Marvel.
said at 9:50 PM on Tue Nov 29 2011
Oooh, this one's a toughie. Jerry O'Connell and Rob Lowe do pretty solid takes, basically what Billy would sound if he were an adult. Rob Lowe's delivery makes laugh. But, Corey Burton and Jeff Bennett are pretty much what I imagined Marvel to sound like. Burton's voice being the voice a kid would want a superhero to sound like and Bennett being a mix of that and having that sort of childish innocence.
said at 6:43 PM on Tue Nov 8 2011
Jerry O'Connell and Rob Lowe are my faves. While I like Corey Burton as a voice over actor, I think he made Captain Marvel sound too old.
said at 11:21 PM on Fri Oct 21 2011
I decided to vote for Rob Lowe
said at 10:53 AM on Fri Sep 2 2011
Corey Burton is my fav for Captain Marvel. The voice he did for the character is basically something a little kid would do with they got superpowers like Marvel's, anyway, and Billy Baston is a little kid. Thar said, Jeff Bennett and Jerry O'Connell aren't too bad.
said at 12:40 AM on Sun Apr 22 2012
@Anicomicgeek Upon reconsideration, while I still think Corey Burton's good, I'm changing my vote to Jerry O'Connell for Captain Marvel.
said at 8:57 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013

Joey Naber is good, but I think Jerry O'Connell is better, so I'll stick with him.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 6:59 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
Corey Burton.
mr.messy (Guest)
said at 1:18 AM on Sun Sep 19 2010
said at 4:21 PM on Thu Jul 22 2010
I heard that Rob Lowe will play Captain Marvel on Young Justice, it would be fun seeing him voice the World's Mightiest Mortal.
spawnguy (Guest)
said at 1:28 PM on Thu Mar 25 2010
Burton and Bennett give two pretty great takes. Burton is lovably typical for a character like Marvel, Bennett manages to combine super heroic and child like without making them sound like sepearate characters.
clevicus (Guest)
said at 7:35 PM on Thu Dec 3 2009
If you check out the clips from the show (on you tube) you will find one.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 5:48 PM on Thu Dec 3 2009
i wasnt able to find a clip of him. only the intro to the show. if you can point to a place where there is one, i'll be glad to add him
clevicus (Guest)
said at 1:54 AM on Thu Dec 3 2009
What about Burr Middleton from the Filmation version of Shazam. He gave Captain Marvel a voice befitting a hero powered by the gods.
said at 9:06 PM on Wed Dec 2 2009
Hard to choose but all Captain Marvel voices are good
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:52 PM on Wed Dec 2 2009
nice VC! They all did great but I think I like Jerry O'Connell the best.

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Who do you think has been the best from these Captain Marvel voice actors?
Jerry O'Connell
Jeff Bennett
Kevin Delaney
Corey Burton
Burr Middleton
Shannon McCormick
Rob Lowe
Chad Lowe
Joey Naber
Sean Astin
Steve Blum
David Kaye