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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mr. Fantastic with sound clips and images.
Mr. Fantastic is the superhero identity of Reed Richards. He is the leader of the Fantastic Four, husband of Susan Storm / Invisible Woman, and brother-in-law of Johnny Storm / Human Torch.

Mr. Fantastic is one of the smartest beings on Earth and his super power is elasticity; which allows his body to stretch and form into almost any shape he wants (usually for offensive or defensive situations).

His superpower was gained from exposure to the cosmic rays in space. Like all other members of the Fantastic Four his identity is publicly known to the world.
Created by Foxwolf on Sun Mar 28 2010, 62 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Fantastic Four (1967) (1967)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsGerald Mohr
Gerald Mohr
Fantastic Four (1978) (1978)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsMike Road
Mike Road
Fantastic Four (1994) (1994)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsBeau Weaver
Beau Weaver
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsCam Clarke
Cam Clarke
Fantastic Four: The Video Game (2005)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsIoan Gruffudd
Ioan Gruffudd
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsDavid Naughton
David Naughton
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer: The Video Game (2007)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsMatthew Kaminsky
Matthew Kaminsky
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsHiro Kanagawa
Hiro Kanagawa
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsJames Marsters
James Marsters
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsRobert Clotworthy
Robert Clotworthy
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsRobin Atkin Downes
Robin Atkin Downes
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Mr. Fantastic / Reed RichardsCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler

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Ross123
said at 8:09 AM on Mon Jul 14 2014
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Charlie sounds pretty forced when voicing Mr. Fantastic. Nevertheless, my vote doesn't change.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:58 PM on Sat Jul 12 2014
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I have mix feelings about Gerald, Mike and Beau. On one hand, they sound smart and like a leader and make techno babel sound believable enough. However their voices are too "big chin hero" like, not too muh that I'm not talking Brian Bloom as Cap bad but they just don't do the nerdy side at all. Again not bad but a mix bag.

Cam, Ioan, David, Mathew, and Robert were also good but something in their performances just sound...off. Not bad but I think their voices fit well enough but their acting sounds too stiff at times. I think each of them deserve a second chance a the role.

Hiro, James, and Robin are my favorites. I can understand why some might not like Hiro as he did have a line that could sound odd but he had more good than bad moments, he was nerdy and smart but sounded like he could lead without sounding too much like a typical hero plus he could be pretty funny when he needed to be. James was smart and I liked his optimistic version of Reed, he was also able to be funny and had a leader quality without losing the nerdy aspect though he didn't play the nerdy side as much as I would like. Robin had potential and I could see it turning out very well if he reprised.

I gotta say, I find Dee to be a complete miscast. His voice is too high and too recognizable which makes it more distracting. He plays Reed a bit TOO nerdy and likes any of the other qualities even sounding a bit stuff at times. Overall, just a miscast.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:05 PM on Sat Jul 12 2014
My wish list for Reed is Eric Bauza, Bumper Robinson and Paul Dobson
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:33 PM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Charlie I'd put with Cam, Ioan, ect as while I can hear potential but as it is it's a average
HyperVoiceActing
said at 2:20 PM on Sat Jul 12 2014
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I always loved the idea of Robin voicing Reed
webmastersage
said at 5:08 PM on Wed Jul 9 2014
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Dee Baker is actually a great Mr. Fantastic!!!
Soldierkei
said at 11:41 PM on Tue Jul 8 2014
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Not a fan of Hiro's take, but I understand why he's in the lead. But man....I just don't like his Reed. At first, I thought it was the slight lisp, but no, it's actually his acting. It's awkward. I don't want to say stale, and I can't quite identify what it is, but its...awkward.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:11 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
Not sure who to vote for. My favorites are Beau Weaver, Robin Atkin Downes and James Marsters.

Anyone else think that Robin sounds a bit like Troy Baker here?
pete
said at 3:21 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
Robin is my new favorite. A lot like Beau.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:44 AM on Mon Jul 7 2014
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Robin is not bad, I can see him doing the voice again.
Ross123
said at 10:37 AM on Mon Jul 7 2014
Robin is average. Nevertheless, my vote stays with James.
Finister2
said at 9:04 AM on Sat Jun 14 2014
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I wonder if David Kaye would make a good Mister Fantastic?
milbli
said at 2:18 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
@Finister2 I think that's a great idea!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:36 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
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This may sound odd but recently I've thinking that if Bumper Robinson reworked his Rook Blanko voice he could make a decent Reed Richards
spider-batmanx12
said at 8:10 AM on Mon Nov 25 2013
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j Michael tatum would make a great reed richards
Ross123
said at 9:17 AM on Mon Nov 18 2013
Despite not liking Super Hero Squad, I have to go with James as the perfect Mr. Fantastic. I like every1 else except:

Cam as his voice was way to soft.
Mike as he sounded like an old man.
Gerald as his voice was a bit gruff.
pete
said at 3:22 PM on Mon Jul 7 2014
@Ross123 And the rest?
Ross123
said at 9:16 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@pete I stated that I liked every1 else's perfornances. No offence or anything but are you trying 2 tell me that that's not good enough?
pete
said at 12:13 PM on Tue Jul 8 2014
@Ross123 Sorry didn't see that part. I was half asleep, was just curious.
Ross123
said at 8:51 AM on Wed Jul 9 2014
@pete It's ok, sorry for being quite rude. At least I think what I said was rude.

Anyway, I think I was tired that day when I posted my thoughts on the voices. Cause sometimes mention all/most names but when I feel sleepy I'm simply not in the mood to comment on all of them. When I'm up for it, I might talk more on the VA's that I didn't mention.
pete
said at 12:18 PM on Wed Jul 9 2014
@Ross123 I'm the same, some times I just post my favorites when I'm tired, and don't bother with the ones I don't care for and giving a full opinion. Didn't worry I've been bugging you about you opinions/posts a lot so lately so you got tired of it or something I don't mind.
Ross123
said at 5:43 AM on Thu Jul 10 2014
@pete It's fine. I really don't mind people getting on to me about my opinions. As long as it's done in a reasonable manner, I'm down with it.
Xymor
said at 3:13 AM on Fri Nov 1 2013
My vote goes to James Masters
chaosincarnate
said at 6:25 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
I'm going to be the odd one out and vote for Robert Clotworthy.
Dark Kuja
said at 7:00 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@chaosincarnate

We're both the odd ones.
LordofEvil96
said at 1:57 PM on Mon Oct 14 2013
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Yes! Hiro's Back in the Lead!
VctrBnsn
said at 10:32 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@LordofEvil96 Well, that didn't last long.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:59 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@VctrBnsn Only matter of time before the VO god that is Dee Bradley Baker takes the lead that is again. ;-D
LordofEvil96
said at 5:11 PM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Perhaps you're right. Ugh. What is it with the EMH cast that everyone likes? I'm not saying that EMH is a bad show, but people have to have some variety. Which is why I voted for Hiro, it's not that he was bad. I just think the clip doesn't do him enough justice.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:20 PM on Wed Oct 30 2013
@LordofEvil96 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlTOfl9F2w
VctrBnsn
said at 7:26 AM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@LordofEvil96 Not always the EMH cast. Brian Dobson is still in the lead as Thing.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:25 PM on Wed Jul 9 2014
@LordofEvil96 And now he's back in the lead again
HyperVoiceActing
said at 4:05 PM on Sat Sep 14 2013
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As much as I enjoyed World's Greatest Heroes, I will admit Hiro was one of the show's weakest voices.

I'm actually going with James Marsters
Fulgore2005
said at 5:43 AM on Sun Jul 7 2013
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Hiro is my favourite for Mr. Fantastic, but that clip really doesn't do his performance any justice.

As much as I like Dee, his performance is another misfire from EMH IMO.
Torak
said at 4:28 PM on Sat Jun 8 2013
Dee's just using his normal voice but has just lowered it down is all, Hiro's voice is a little deep and his acting is slightly bland.
I'm actually giving this to Ioan Gruffudd, as I felt his acting was good and made Richards seem intelligent and caring.
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 10:45 PM on Sun May 19 2013
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Maybe it's just that clip, but Hiro Kanagawa sounds really bland and emotionless. I'm going with Dee Bradley Baker
VctrBnsn
said at 12:09 PM on Wed May 29 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster I have to say I never liked Hiro as Reed, he never sounded natural to me. He always sounded, bored. It's not just the clip, that's how he usually is.
GerPer92
said at 6:11 AM on Sat Jun 1 2013
@VctrBnsn How opinions can differ. i for one don't think Dee is as good as some people think. For my ears, he sounds a bit too high and partially nasal.
VctrBnsn
said at 2:46 PM on Sat Jun 1 2013
@GerPer92 Dee isn't my favorite either. He works, but he's not my fav. His voiced sounded more suited for Hank Pym. I like James Marsters for some reason, as well as David Naughton. They have a voice I always imagined the character would have.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:45 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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I might be the odd man out, but I really like James Marsters. I would love to see him do a more serious version.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 4:08 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@VctrBnsn - I agree with you, he's one of the better Reeds IMO
bumblebeebug
said at 6:13 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
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dee bradley baker has significantly more personality than hiro kanagawa. hiro seems virtually emotionless IMO.
GerPer92
said at 7:48 AM on Tue Jan 29 2013
@bumblebeebug
I loved his calm voice. Perfect contrast to the hyperactive Johnny^^
And he wasn't emotionless. He had many humorous lines too. The sample just isn't the best one.
GerPer92
said at 7:58 AM on Fri Nov 23 2012
Hiro IS Reed.
BurtLancaster1913
said at 11:23 PM on Sat Nov 17 2012
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Well they all sound good (the only one who sounds a little off is the normally reliable Cam Clarke, who may have been better suited to the Human Torch), but I think Beau Weaver will probably always be my default voice for Mr. Fantastic.
coolgeek176
said at 10:24 AM on Mon Nov 12 2012
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I'm gonna go with Dee Bradley Baker.
Dark Kuja
said at 4:23 AM on Sun Aug 26 2012
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It's hard for me to pick, but my personal favorites are Robert Clotworthy, Hiro Kanagawa, and Dee Bradley Baker.

Probably gonna go with Clotworthy, since he captures the fact that sometimes Reed is just too logical and rational for his own good.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:20 AM on Thu Aug 16 2012
While I didn't really care for it at first, Dee Bradley Baker's (and the rest of the FF EMH voices, for that matter) has grown on me to where I'm voting for him.
Blazer5robot
said at 1:44 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
I'm going with James Marsters on this
shadowvegeta
said at 3:05 PM on Sun May 20 2012
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1. Hiro Kanagawa
2. Cam Clarke
3. Dee Bradley Baker
4. David Naughton
5. Matthew Kaminsky
Spider-Fox
said at 4:10 PM on Sat Apr 14 2012
Though my personal voice for Reed Richards is Brad Swaile, of the people who voice him I've got to say my picks are:
1. Hiro Kanagawa
2. Robert Clotwrthy
3. David Naughton
4. Dee Bradley Baker
5. James Marsters
BigBDawg
said at 1:21 AM on Fri Apr 13 2012
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My picks for Reed;
Ioan Gruffudd
Dee Bradley Baker
Hiro Kanagawa
James Marsters
Beau Weaver
David Naughton
and Robert Clotworthy
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:09 PM on Sun Apr 8 2012
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Dee doesn't really change my opinion, in fact I'd put him pretty low on the list. He just doesnt sound right to me, it might be on how high it is.
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:38 PM on Fri Apr 6 2012
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Gonna hand this one to Dee Bradley Baker, though Hiro Kanagawa, Robert Clotworthy, James Marsters, and David Naughton are good as Reed, too.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 11:35 PM on Fri Jun 8 2012
@Anicomicgeek
No offense, but he was weak. Cam Clarke should've reprise his role in Avengers.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:18 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 I disagree on both counts. Reed's supposed to be a smart guy. Dee Bradley Baker made him sound like that. Not to mention, I never liked Cam Clarke's Reed, Something felt off, plus quite a bit of the voice acting in the 90s Spider-Man show doesn't hlod up well today, anyway, Cam Clark'es Reed being one of them.
pokemastanumba1
said at 7:33 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Also, it's just your opinion.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:58 PM on Sun May 1 2011
Weever and Hiro are my two favorites.
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 6:45 AM on Thu Nov 18 2010
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I dont care if this guy is on live action or animated HE STILL TALKS TOO MUCH(seriosly in every animated serie he has more lines than the rest of the characters)
bryon (Guest)
said at 7:08 PM on Thu Nov 11 2010
My picks for Reed are Beau Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Hiro Kanagawa, James Marsters, and Robert Clotworthy.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 9:22 PM on Sun Apr 4 2010
isn't weird that most of the marvel character voice actors i vote for are mostly guys from the movies.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 5:33 PM on Sun Mar 28 2010
ioan gruffudd my pick.


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