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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Matt Murdock with sound clips and images.
Matt Murdock is the original and main alter ego of Marvel Super Hero Matt Murdock whom appeared in the 1st issue of his own comic back in the April of 1964. Matt was the son of boxer Jack Murdock whom tried to raise Matt to be a calm and nonviolent young man so Matt will hopefully not end up like him unfortunately that did not last when Jack Murdock was killed by thugs when Jack refused to throw a fight. This and the fact that as a child Matt was blinded when Radioactive waste was dumped into his eyes (but got Super Senses out of that incident) changed Matt Murdock forever when in his adult life he became Daredevil but when he is not being a Superhero he is Matt Murdock a defense attorney whom has aided other Super Heroes in court. For those whom are wondering why Matt Murdock is getting his own VC its more due to the fact that there was been more than production where Matt Murdock appeared but Daredevil didn't have a speaking role (or any role) at all.

Created by Pokejedservo on Fri Jul 29 2011, 6 Comments, Add Comment
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Matt MurdockFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Fantastic Four (1994) (1994)
Matt MurdockBill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovich
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Matt MurdockEdward Albert
Edward Albert
The Punisher: The Video Game (2005)
Matt MurdockSteve Blum
Steve Blum

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the Marvel Universe VC we have something for Daredevil's original and main alter ego... MATT MURDOCK! We will actually begin with Spiderman and his Amazing Friends when Matt Murdock had a cameo for one episode as Spider Man's lawyer when Frank Welker voiced Matt Murdock here. Frank's Matt Murdock voice is basically a slightly lower and calmer version of his Freddy Jones/Ice Man voice here in which of course the latter does make it strange to hear (though its not the first time something like that has happened on the show as Flash Thompson's Voice Compare would prove). But still despite all of that when you view Frank's voice and performance as Matt Murdock by its own merits it does work for the role pretty well sure I admit I am not sure if Frank would be fitting for Daredevil but his work for Matt Murdock was fairly fitting for what little material Frank got.

Daredevil made his VA debut in a episode of the 90's Fantastic Four series but unlike most of Daredevil's appearances Matt Murdock appeared in that episode as well (in which the 90's Fantastic Four series was the first production to have both Daredevil and Matt Murdock). Anyways Bill Smitrovich voiced Matt in this episode and while Bill's voices for Matt and Daredevil are very similar the way he plays the roles are very different. How so you ask? Simple, while Bill played Daredevil as someone whom is a bit more of a cocky hero with a sense of humor Bill played Matt Murdock more seriously as a Lawyer who is compassionate to Alicia and patient with Ben Grimm's jealous-fueled rudeness and Bill pulled it off well. So in other words Bill's performance as Matt Murdock was one of the better cameo role performances in the series.

Next up is the second (and so far last) time that Daredevil and Matt Murdock appeared in the same production which is the 90s Spider Man series in which once again Matt Murdock is Spider Man's lawyer and Edward Albert gets to take over the role here. Unlike the 90's Fantastic Four series Matt's voice and performance for Daredevil and Matt are pretty much the same. But still while Edward Albert's performance as Daredevil was very good I could say the same thing about his work as Matt Murdock as well. Edward's performance was very fitting for Matt's persona as he has a calm and kind feel as a Lawyer whom is willing to do what it takes to save his client in which Edward Albert's work as Matt is a good example of the voice work in the 90's series.

Now for the 2nd time in which Matt Murdock has appeared without Daredevil in which Steve Blum gets to briefly take over the role in Matt's Cameo in the Punisher game. Steve Blum was very much a natural in this role as his performance definitely suits on how Matt is trying to save his client Frank Castle (despite on how Frank insists that he not to). Not only was Steve's work very fitting as Matt Murdock but he does get points on how I can certainly picture him voicing Daredevil as well but I suppose that is a different story. Overall I am not too sure who to give with here as all of these guys did well in their own way.  


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Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:51 PM on Tue Jan 7 2014
Holy crap, I haven't come to this compare side it was first made and back then Steven was second to last and now he's first! Wow, that's awesome glad I wasn't the only one who thought he rocked.
chaosincarnate
said at 7:44 PM on Tue Jan 7 2014
Bill Smitrovich is closest to how I imagine Matt Murdock sounding, but everyone else does a really good job too.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 5:38 PM on Tue Jul 16 2013
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Frank Welker: I think Welker is a highly overrated voice actor, and I hate his Matt Murdock voice. He sounds too much like Freddy from Scooby-Doo. 3/10

Bill Smitrovich: I like his Matt better than his Daredevil, but I still don't think it sounds gruff enough. He does an ok job. 6.5/10

Edward Albert: Again like Smitrovich, I like Albert's Matt voice than his Daredevil voice. He sounds like a serious lawyer, though he doesn't sound confident enough. 8/10

Steve Blum: Steve is a natural in the role and sounds like an experienced lawyer trying to prove his client is innocent. I could see Blum doing Daredevil's voice as well. 10/10

Steve Blum is my favorite, while Edward Albert comes in at second place.
coolgeek176
said at 6:42 PM on Wed Jan 2 2013
I'm going with Steve Blum. He should voice Daredevil.
Spider-Fox
said at 5:44 PM on Mon May 14 2012
Though Brian Drummond is my go-to voice for Matt/DD, here are my picks for Matt
1. Steve Blum
2. Edward Albert
3. Bill Smitrovich
4. Frank Welker
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:26 AM on Fri Apr 20 2012
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No offense to Frank Welker, but I really don't picture Matt Murdock sounding like Freddy from Scooby-Doo. I'm gonna give this to Steven Blum, though I also liked Bill Smitrovich and the late Edward Albert. I would like to see Blum actually do Matt as Daredevil sometime.


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