King Faraday
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King Faraday

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of King Faraday with sound clips and images.
Franchise: DC Universe

King Faraday is a US Government Secret Agent and he made his comic book debut in the first series of Danger Trail #1 in July of 1950. King was an ex-soldier whom became counter-espionage agent in the US Government, to be more precise he is a member of the C.I.A. King was also at one time the mentor of super-heroine Nightshade and has worked with the likes of Batman, Martian Manhunter and Amanda Waller before. King Faraday has no super powers but he is a well trained and intelligent agent whom is a skilled fighter and marksman and while like many other US government agents in DC comics he does appear shady but he is normally very much a good guy.  
Created by Pokejedservo on Jun 22 2012
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
King FaradayScott Patterson
Scott Patterson
Justice League The New Frontier (2008)
King FaradayPhil Morris
Phil Morris
Young Justice (2010)
King FaradayClancy Brown
Clancy Brown


Today on the DC Universe VC section we take a look at this secret agent... KING FARADAY! Let us begin this mission now.

Scott Patterson- Scott's voice and performance were pretty good as his performance does suit a serious mannered agent. But I did like on how Scott's performance does have a little bit of a sense of humor, which helps in making sure that King does have a personality in the show. So in other words its another good example of the voice work in the show.

Phil Morris- Phil's voice for the role is not bad even though I do think it is a bit too high to me. However Phil's performance on the other hand is just though as it suits how hard-mannered King can be and is a pretty good example of Phil's work.

Clancy Brown- Clancy's voice and performance for the role felt VERY natural right from the start. Clancy's deep voice works well with his good performance as a hard-mannered agent. So basically its a good example of Clancy's work and of the voice work in the show & a good example of how Clancy can play a good guy well.

Overall all 3 of these guys did well but I will go with Clancy the most here.



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said at 8:36 AM on Fri Nov 24 2017
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VC thoughts update

I really like Clancy Brown the most in here. This is exactly how I imagine Faraday to sound like and I like his delivery in that last line (gave me flashbacks to Captain Black from Jackie Chan Adventures). This is one of Clancy's better roles.

Scott Patterson is kinda light and flat in the role.

Phil Morris leaves little impression on me.
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said at 2:14 AM on Fri Nov 24 2017
I'll have to go with Clancy Brown for this one.
said at 8:33 PM on Sun Sep 10 2017
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It a tie for me between Scott Peterson and Phil Morris
said at 9:06 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
1. Clancy Brown
2. Scott Patterson
3. Phil Morris
said at 1:59 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
1. Clancy Brown
2. Phil Morris
3. Scott Patterson (still really good)
said at 3:05 PM on Tue Jan 24 2017
I'm changing my vote to Phil Morris. Scott's pretty bland (although I remember him sounding better in another episode) and Clancy is a little too deep.
said at 5:56 PM on Sat Feb 13 2016
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I like Phil Morris best as King Faraday. I find his very fast talking, blunt and straightforward sounding voice the most effective for Faraday. He may sound like a typical boring stick in the mud but I like the dry wit he has, it's definitely a standout performance in Justice League The New Frontier. I honestly find him the most memorable sounding one here.

Scott Patterson sounds pretty bland. I feel he adds little to the role.

Clancy Brown. Don't get me wrong I love Clancy but there's something really wrong with hearing Lex Luthor in this role. I get that Greg Weisman likes to cast Clancy in more heroic roles like his Captain Stacy which worked perfectly there but here it's just distracting and ill-fitting.

In the end Phil Morris is the only one that really clicked with me and thus gets my vote.

BONUS: I think someone like Hiro Kanagawa or Brian Dobson could work well as King Faraday, perhaps basing his delivery on like Morris's portrayal.
said at 10:35 AM on Tue Feb 17 2015
1) Clancy Brown
2) Scott Patterson
3) Phil Morris
said at 8:59 AM on Wed Apr 15 2015
1) Clancy Brown
2) Phil Morris
3) Scott Patterson
said at 12:26 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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Scott Patterson was the best. i can't accept Lex as Faraday,
said at 3:11 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@Archerboy58 Phil Morris was good to
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said at 5:24 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
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I like Phil the most, the fast paced talking and the dry humor stand out more while the other two are kinda meh. Scott is pretty generic while Clancy didn't really show any emotion
said at 3:27 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
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Clancy is kind of typecast since he plays agents good and evil.
said at 2:48 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
@pete LOL, then where does Mr. Krabs fit in? XP
said at 8:03 PM on Tue Aug 21 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight That's one of his few roles that's beyond his usual range.
said at 10:51 AM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@pete Anyway, that's like saying, "I'm handicapped because I'm both right and left handed." :-P
said at 1:21 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
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They got Clancy Brown to voice King in the show, but not Luthor?
They were using the same design from Public Enemies, for crying out loud!
said at 9:13 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@Weirdperson31 Welcome to Weisman-world. =P
said at 10:20 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@Weirdperson31 He wanted to different voices than the DCAU ones the only VA he used that had worked with Bruce Timm as the same character was Bruce Greenwood as Batman and that of course was not for the DCAU. Also Clancy Brown might have been busy anyway if he was asked. If Brie Timm made or at least was involved in Young Justice that would be different . Unfortunately that's not the case.
said at 1:12 AM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@pete Even if Bruce Timm was involved in YJ, it doesn't necessarily mean Clancy Brown would've been back for Lex. Case in point, Timm oversees the DC Universe Original Animated films lines and a few of those has reprisals from DCAU cast members, usually casting other people for the roles.
said at 11:39 PM on Sun Jun 24 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Yeah, Weisman world, where he and voice director Jamie Thomason actually take a risk and try and choose new and different talent that would fit their own versions of characters rather than just lazily rehash voice actors for cheap fanboy pandering.
said at 12:11 AM on Mon Jun 25 2012

1. I was being facetious. =P
2. If it ain't broken, don't fix it. ;)
said at 9:15 AM on Sun Jul 1 2012
@D.A.V.E. No offense, but considering Timm also oversees the DC Animated Movies lines, I wouldn't exactly says he doesn't take risks in casting.
said at 10:05 PM on Thu Aug 16 2012
@D.A.V.E. I don't get it. Are you implying that the natural evolution of DC animated productions isn't a good thing? Or do you simply just favor older shows over the newer ones? I mean, it's ok if you do, but remember that the first decade of the 2000's is long gone now.
said at 11:13 PM on Thu Aug 16 2012
@pokemastanumba1 What? I'm saying THE EXACT OPPOSITE! To not let nostalgia make casting decisions and to actually seek out voice actors that are both new and right for the role, rather than just casting the same VAs every single time.
said at 8:10 PM on Tue Aug 21 2012
@D.A.V.E. Oh, you sounded sarcastic about the whole thing in your last post, so I didn't get it. Sorry for any confusion. ^^;

Also Anicomicgeek, he's been "taking risks in casting" from the start of his involvement.
said at 5:16 AM on Wed Aug 22 2012
@pokemastanumba1 If we're talking about Timm and the DC Universe fiml line, I've actually been saying that.
said at 9:54 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
@Anicomicgeek Technically, that happens all the time, what with new incarnations, new characters, etc. Young Justice is a prime example of that.

More on-topic, Clancy Brown is pretty good here, though I also have to wonder why he didn't reprise Luthor even though he IS in YJ, but I digress.
said at 1:59 AM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I was responding to D.A.V.E.'s post, which implied no one else took risks.
said at 3:56 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@Anicomicgeek Oh, sorry for the mixup. ^^;
said at 9:42 PM on Tue Aug 28 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I remembered an interview with Phil LaMarr where he said that he was disappointed when he wasn't allowed to audition, let alone cast, for Virgil Hawkins when he came on YJ. I'd imagine Clancy's reaction to not being cast as Lex in YJ would be similar.
said at 4:23 AM on Sat Jun 23 2012
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I gotta go with scott, it feels like more of a natural fit to me. Clancy did fine, but I'm aware throughout the whole role that it's someone acting as this character, not just this character. Maybe I'm just used to clancy brown i dunno...
said at 11:50 PM on Fri Jun 22 2012
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I liked all three, but I'm gonna go with Clancy Brown for Faraday.
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Scott Patterson
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