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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Sportsmaster with sound clips and images.
Sportsmaster is a DC Comics Super-villain whom originally made his debut in All American Comics #85 back in May of 1947 (but he didn't call himself Sportsmaster until 5 months later that year in his appearance in Green Lantern Vol. 1 #28). Sportsmaster's real name is Lawrence "Crusher" Crock whom was a frustrated professional athlete whom went into a life of crime with various sports-themed weapons. While Sportsmaster was originally known as a foe of the original Green Lantern nowadays he is more known as a foe to the Justice League and has been involved in other Villain organizations such as the Injustice Society and the Secret Society of Super Villains. There is actually more than one version of Sportsmaster over the years in DC Comics but despite having different alter ego names their abilities are pretty much the same. 

Created by Pokejedservo on Sun Oct 23 2011, 39 Comments, Add Comment
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Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
SportsmasterThomas F Wilson
Thomas F Wilson
Young Justice (2010)
Sportsmaster / Lawrence Nick Chinlund
Nick Chinlund

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the DC universe VC section we have a little something for this foe of the Justice League... SPORTSMASTER! While Sportsmaster's animated debut was in Justice League Unlimited but sadly he had a silent cameo in that show so we will begin with the first show that Sportsmaster was in that he actually had lines which is Batman Brave and the Bold voiced by Thomas F. Wilson. Thomas pretty much played the role of Sportsmaster as the Super-Villain version of a High School Jock and it works pretty well. Thomas' performance does have a rather energetic feel and suits Sportsmaster as a cocky thug whom is eager for a worthy opponent. (Oh yes and I did rather like the maniacal laugh that Thomas did it gives a nice touch of insanity for the role here.) Thomas' work as Sportsmaster is a pretty good example of his voice work and a fine example of the performances for the "one-shot" characters in the show.

In Young Justice, Sportsmaster was also a one-shot character in the show (whom coincidentally is also made his appearance in the 4th episode of this show alike Batman Brave and the Bold). Anyways Nick Chinlund gets to take over the role of Sportsmaster in Young Justice and he is a decent alternative for the role here. Granted unlike Brave the Bold, Young Justice did try to go for a more serious take on the role here, did they succeed? Well sort of, Nick does a decent job in trying to make Sportsmaster sound sinister, its not really menacing but Nick's work as Sportsmaster was decent and is an alright example of the voice work in the show. Overall I am going with Thomas F Wilson more, Nick's work was okay but to me Thomas gave a more memorable performance here.


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D.A.V.E.
said at 12:18 AM on Wed Mar 12 2014
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Nick Chinlund nails it. Makes the character sound like an arrogant, aged mercenary and someone who could have been a jock in high school. A "blue-collar" kind of criminal.

Thomas Wilson sounds OK, but the performance is a typical, cliche jock.
Finister2
said at 8:12 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
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I wonder if Townsend Coleman would make a good Sportsmaster?
30Rockefeller
said at 1:08 PM on Tue Mar 11 2014
@Finister2 I think Townsend Coleman would make an awesome Sportsmaster using his Rat King tone.
Archerboy58
said at 3:21 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
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Thomas F Wilson for sure
Fulgore2005
said at 2:15 AM on Fri Dec 20 2013
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Thomas Wilson is infinitely better than Chinlund IMO. His cocky and slight over-the-top performance works wonders IMO.

I'm not sure what the director of YJ was thinking, trying to make Sportsmaster sound menacing. It just sounds ludicrous as Sportsmaster isn't exactly a villain to be taken seriously.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:43 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
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Still don't get the love for Nick, I was watching The Great Quotes Of... series (which I highly recommend for DC/Marvel fans) and whenever Sportsmaster from YJ had a long line it was almost hard to listen to.

Don't get me wrong, Nick's a great voice actor judging from his other work but his Sportsmaster was kinda a miscast.
llawliet159
said at 9:32 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
Nick Chinlund because he made Sportsmaster sound menacing, arrogant, and cocky in Young Justice LOL
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:04 AM on Sun Sep 30 2012
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I'm voting Wilson as well. Honestly, could anyone listen to Chinlund and picture in their head a supervillainous sports-themed jock? I don't think so.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:16 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@CatsTuxedo

Chinlund does sound menacing, which is important for a villain.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:45 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@Anicomicgeek Not every villain needs to be menacing to be a memorable and/or entertaining character.
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@CatsTuxedo

But it helps, especially for a grounded show like YJ.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:10 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
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Both are okay, but not at all ideal for the character. Thomas F Wilson may have been too cheesy and over-the-top (it reminds me a lot of Darrel Guilbeau's Viewtiful Joe...), but given the madcap nature of BTBB, I suppose he at least suits that particular incarnation of the character.

Nick Chinlund isn't terribly memorable, but he does have a pretty cool villain voice, and he did improve later on (unfortunately, I believe this is really the only clip that can be used which wouldn't be a potential spoiler), so my vote's on him.
coolgeek176
said at 5:15 PM on Mon Sep 17 2012
I like them both but I think Tomas F Wilson wins on this one.
coolgeek176
said at 8:10 AM on Sun Jan 27 2013
@coolgeek176 After listening to the clips again i'm going with Nick.
jon3voices
said at 6:50 PM on Fri Sep 14 2012
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Nick Chinlund
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:05 AM on Sun Jul 1 2012
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Oh, dear God, Thomas F. Wilson was awful as Sportsmaster. Gonna go with Nick Chinlund.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:14 PM on Tue Jul 24 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight How was he awful?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:27 PM on Sat Aug 4 2012
@Music Meister Way too silly for my taste.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:02 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight It's a guy that uses sports stuff as weapons and Thomas' voice is the silly thing?
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:47 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@Music Meister Dude, he's at least 6 feet tall, wears a metal mask, and has the physique of Hulk Hogan.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:32 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@Music Meister Just 'cause the gimmick is silly doesn't mean the character should be.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:04 AM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@Music Meister Also, he sounds way too high.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:50 AM on Sun Jan 27 2013
@Music Meister I prefer my villains to be menacing, thank you very much!
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:44 PM on Sat Apr 13 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I think Music Meister already gave up...
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:55 PM on Sat Apr 13 2013
@pokemastanumba1 And so did I. :-P
Metabad
said at 2:47 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Which is why you kept responding to him months...heck even an entire year after he posted.

Just sayin'.
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:19 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Besides, I don't see why you'd waste time debating with Music Meister. I suppose he/she/it has a valid point, but with a show like Young Justice...a more comedic villain just wouldn't cut it.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:31 AM on Thu Apr 26 2012
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I'm gonna echo what Pokejedservo and Music Mesiter said and go with Thomas F. Wilson for this one for reasons that the latter gave: Nick Chinlund sounds too generic and like he's trying too hard.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:58 AM on Mon Oct 29 2012
@Anicomicgeek

On second thought, upon relistening to the clips and looking back on other episodes of YJ, I'm gonna have to change my vote and go with Nick Chinlund.
SparklyShake12
said at 8:55 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
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Love Nick in YJ!!!!!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:09 AM on Fri Oct 28 2011
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I think Nick is winning becase Young Justice is the more popular show, I think if Thomas was in Young Justice the poles would be in his favor but that's just my opinion.

I think Nick tries to hard to sound threatening. Also is performace isn't really rememberable, kinda like some other villains comes off a little generic. Besides, how can you try and make a badass out of a guy who uses sport stuff as weapons?

Thomas is more memberable and fits more, I mean Sportsmaster being a psycho jock that just makes sense.
So yeah, Thomas wins for me
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:00 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@Music Meister ...What does him being in Young Justice have to do with anything?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:01 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Bias voters
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:13 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@Music Meister People aren't necessarily biased in Young Justice's favor (just look at other DC Universe compares). The polls should reflect the voters' opinions, and looking at the one here, there's nothing wrong with that.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:36 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@pokemastanumba1 A lot of YJ have biased voting, it's not as bad as Spect Spiderman but I've seen it.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:46 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@Music Meister Maybe in some other VCs, but that's not the case here; I'd hardly call a lead by only a dozen votes rigged. Also, look at Superman, Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Clayface, and Zatara (and those are just examples).
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:50 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Agreed to disagree
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:06 AM on Sun Sep 30 2012
@Music Meister Or maybe because YJ Sportsmaster is a major and recurring villain while BATB Sportsmaster only appeared for a cold open and a few cameos.
partymonster411
said at 10:32 PM on Sun Oct 23 2011
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Nick beats Biff


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