B'wana Beast
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B'wana Beast

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of B'wana Beast with sound clips and images.
Franchise: DC Universe

Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 23 2009
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
Bwana BeastPeter Onorati
Peter Onorati
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Bwana BeastKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson


B'wana Beast, one of the more relatively obscure DC superheroes and is a bit of a one-episode wonder in both shows he is in.

In Justice League Unlimited he was voiced by Peter Onorati. Now I am all for the DCAU of course and JLU is by no means an exception but the choice of voice was a bit strange here. I mean whats with the Blue Collar New Yorker accent? Sure there are known Superheroes who can make that work but this just feels a bit strange. Though to be fair I am not calling Peter Onorati a bad actor as at least his performance is not bad. (Though granted I never actually read a B'wana Beast comic before though I dunno if that would help.)

In Batman Brave and the Bold he was voiced by VA Kevin Michael Richardson, and I must say he definitely felt a lot more natural in this role right from the start. Granted I am pretty use to Kevin Michael Richardson's handiwork but still it definitely felt a lot more suiting to this role for sure.

So as much as I love the DCAU I am going to have to go with Kevin Michael Richardson on this one for sure.



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said at 7:48 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
1. Kevin Michael Richardson
2. Peter Onorati
said at 9:20 PM on Thu May 26 2016
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KMR by far.
said at 10:10 AM on Tue Feb 17 2015
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1) Kevin Michael Richardson
2) Peter Onorati
said at 2:31 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
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He's not perfect, but I actually think KMR is better for the role. Particular because Kevin sounds more natural IMO.

Peter? I don't find the performance that interesting. It sounds a fit dull to me.
said at 10:23 PM on Thu Jun 27 2013
I have no preference. They both don't fit the character very well in my opinion.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:38 PM on Wed Jun 26 2013
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Anyone find it peculiar how barely anybody has made any attempt to justify their preference for Onorati over Richardson in spite of how unfitting (and flat) the voice is? All they ever say is "Peter is better" as if they expect everyone else to buy that solely by the virtue of Peter being in the "better" show.

Anyway, I don't think Richardson's B'wana Beast is especially breathtaking, but since it fits the character better (and emotes more), he gets my vote by default.
said at 7:23 AM on Thu Feb 14 2013
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Peter Onorati works better IMO.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:55 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
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I don't get the love for Peter, I felt Kevin fit more for the character
said at 12:44 AM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@Music Meister Same here. The New York accent made completely no sense for B'wana and the performance was pretty bland. Kevin was more faithful to the character and had much more material to work with.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:03 PM on Tue Apr 9 2013
@D.A.V.E. Plus it's not Kevin's typical type of character/voice
said at 7:54 PM on Tue Jan 8 2013
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Peter Onorati is the best but Kevin Michael Richardson is good
said at 12:53 AM on Thu Apr 26 2012
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Both are good as B'Wana Beast, but I'm gonna give this one to Peter Onorati.
said at 9:33 PM on Sun Apr 24 2011
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I actually think the new york accent fits B'Wana Beast very well, as some New York ppl have teh stereotype to be a little more rude and piggish, I can see where they were going here! It's a contradiction, but at the same time, it's subtle connection.
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Who do you think has been the best from these B'wana Beast voice actors?
Peter Onorati
Kevin Michael Richardson