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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Marvin White with sound clips and images.
Marvin White is known as a secondary protagonist in the DC Comics verse whom was originally made for the 1973 Super Friends animated series but first appeared in the 1st issue of the Super Friends comics from 1976. While Marvin (and Wendy) was created for the show just for the sake of having a kid character in the series because of the fact that it was a show made for children the comics did flesh his character out a bit more. While Marvin never had any super powers he is very much a fan of Super Heroes as he and Wendy were depicted as caretakers of the Titans Tower in the Teen Titans comics during the mid 2000s. Marvin is often known as a well meaning but dorky teenage boy whom wears a cape with a shirt with a "M" on it and is normally known as the owner of a dog by the name of Wonder Dog.

Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Aug 8 2011, 23 Comments, Add Comment
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Super Friends (1973)
Marvin WhiteFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Young Justice (2010)
Marvin WhiteNolan North
Nolan North

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the DC Universe VC section we have a little something for this fella whom was originally from the Super Friends... MARVIN WHITE! We shall begin with the original Super Friends series in which Marvin was voiced by Frank Welker. Frank Welker is one of the most renowned VA's of all time but Marvin White on the other hand was never really all that renowned lets just say. (But then again the "Junior Heroes" were one of the bigger reasons why people often looked down on the Super Friends series.) But to be honest I was never really all that bothered with them as I did like Frank's work as Marvin. Frank played Marvin as a young goofy dork and he pulls it off pretty well and its a good example of the voice work in the original Super Friends series.

Nearly 4 decades later Marvin appeared for an episode in the recent Young Justice in which Nolan North voiced Marvin White here. While I admit Nolan's voice for the role did slightly surprise me at first I did end up liking it pretty quickly as Nolan also does a pretty good job playing Marvin as the goofy young dork that he is. But anyways Nolan was quite a natural as Marvin and it was a fine example of the voice work in Young Justice. Overall I am not sure who to go with here as both of these guys did the role pretty well. 


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Archerboy58
said at 4:35 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
i could not stand the wonder twins but i could tolerate Wendy and Marvin
coolgeek176
said at 11:35 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
I'm going with Nolan North.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:54 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
THeir both doing very annoying voices
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:11 PM on Sun Jul 29 2012
Anyway, Nolan North sounds much more natural, not to mention pretty distinct from his other roles. Frank Welker is usually a great voice actor, but his Marvin White is too nasally, over-the-top, and just plain unlikable. Nolan wins.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:59 PM on Tue Oct 18 2011
Nolan North's Marvin kinda reminds me of Shaggy from Scooby Doo a little, but I think it works, so I'm going with him. Kinda sad, though, that North works as everyone but the two main characters he's cast as.
Smarttamarr94
said at 6:14 PM on Sun Oct 23 2011
@Anicomicgeek What do you mean when you say "the two main characters he's cast as" ?
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:40 PM on Sun Oct 23 2011
@Smarttamarr94 I mean I think he's miscast as Superman and Superboy.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:51 PM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@Anicomicgeek Superman isn't a main character in YJ, and his poor portrayal of Superboy is mostly due to bad writing/direction.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:27 AM on Wed Jul 4 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Doesn't change that it's one of North's main roles outside of Superboy and that he was miscast as Superman.
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:05 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
@Anicomicgeek Superman isn't a main role of his either. He's only been in the first few episodes and a couple of fillers. In fact, he rarely ever appears in YJ anymore. I'd say he's hardly even a recurring character.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:43 AM on Sat Jul 7 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Well, he did audition for the role around the same time as Superboy because of the whole "Superboy being a clone" thing.
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:36 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
@Anicomicgeek IIRC he never auditioned for the role, it was given to him (the reason you just mentioned being one of them, most likely).
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:04 AM on Sun Jul 8 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Yes, he did: http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=12525
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:16 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
@Anicomicgeek That post is really outdated, as it was made BEFORE the premiere of YJ. I remember reading an article which indicates otherwise (can't seem to find the link).
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:41 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
@pokemastanumba1 But it came from Greg Weisman himself, and given he's the producer, I'm included to believe it.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:48 PM on Sun Jul 8 2012
@Anicomicgeek I meant to say "inclined"
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:11 PM on Sun Jul 29 2012
@pokemastanumba1 And it's still Weisman's story as of last October: http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=13863
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:07 PM on Sun Jul 29 2012
@Anicomicgeek There's no mention of Nolan in particular, the questions don't seem to be completely serious, and looking around the rest of the site, I'm not sure if those responses are from Greg Weisman himself, or just some random user of that site (which is fan-submitted btw) who also happens to be named Greg.

This conversation went pretty off-topic though, so I guess I'll just leave it at here. *shrugs*
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:18 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@pokemastanumba1

Answer 2 in that link: "2. For Season One, we held auditions for the six leads (plus Superman). The rest were cast."

But you're right about this going off-topic.
pokemastanumba1
said at 5:07 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
@Anicomicgeek I already saw that in the link, but thanks for pointing that out. I'm still not sure if that is legit though.

More on-topic, I have to agree that Nolan's YJ roles aren't any of his best work, but he's far from the worst though; I mean, listen to Brent Spiner and David Sobolov...yuck!
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@pokemastanumba1

On Spinner, agreed; on Sobolov, not so much.
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:22 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
@Anicomicgeek Yeah, I guess. YJ still isn't the best example of any of their work though.
Celeste
said at 10:55 PM on Mon Aug 8 2011
I acutally like Frank's Marvin White voice better but that my just be the fangirl talking.


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