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Black Canary

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Black Canary with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Green Arrow

Black Canary is a super hero in the DC Universe. There has been more than one woman to be known as Black Canary but the most well known version is Dinah Lance.

Black Canary is a very attractive woman who is a love interest of Green Arrow. Black Canary is an exceptional athlete, martial artist and motorcycle rider. Her most well known and dangerous ability is her Canary Cry; an ultrasonic scream.

Created by Jackson_H on Mar 2 2010
Special thanks to Foxwolf, UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
Justice League Unlimited (2004)
Black CanaryMorena Baccarin
Morena Baccarin
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Black CanaryGrey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle
Young Justice (2010)
Black Canary / Dinah LanceVanessa Marshall
Vanessa Marshall
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
Black CanaryKari Wuhrer
Kari Wuhrer
DC Universe Online (2011)
Black CanaryKelley Huston
Kelley Huston
Green Arrow (DC Nation)
Black CanaryKari Wahlgren
Kari Wahlgren
DC Showcase: Green Arrow
Black CanaryGrey DeLisle
Grey DeLisle


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EPA Deane
said at 7:09 AM on Sun Feb 26 2017
"Scars. You'd have to go under the knife to remove those. But the psychological disfigurement -- no blade for that. Except the cutting edge of life itself. Otherwise, you remain a cheerless bird in a gilded cage. Truly... a Black Canary."

Another character who has been Treated badly, though this time by the Writing Staff of Arrow. It Really Irks me how she Killed off in Season 4......

Yes, I may be biased because I'm a 'Birds of Prey' Fan...... but I stand by my criticisms and I feel they are Valid.

Anyway, Please forgive me for that rant and I'll list my Top 5 Favourite Black Canary voices:

5. Katie Cassidy
4. Kari Wuhrer/ Kari Wahlgren
3. Vanessa Marshall
2. Grey DeLisle Griffin ('DC Showcase: Green Arrow' > 'Batman: The Brave and The Bold')
1. Morena Baccarin

Future VA Suggestions:

I Think Sarah Natochenny would be Great as Black Canary. If she used a modified version of her Sif voice ( removing the Asgardian accent and using a slightly more Sultry tone), she could sound great.

Jennifer Carpenter's Black Widow voice would be better fitting for Black Canary IMO. She should voice Dinah as well.

I also recommend Cara Pifko, Julie Nathanson, Elizabeth Harnois and Nicole Oliver.
said at 11:02 AM on Wed Feb 22 2017
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Compare time go.

Morena Baccarin - Probably everybody's favorite voice for the character, seductive but still stern and competent, a perfect balance for the voice for Ms. Lance.

Vanessa Marshall - I said before that I thought Vanessa was too deep for Black Canary, regarding the character's age in the show, but over time it grew on me and I decided to disregard the age for how street wise and empathetic Black Canary cane be.

Grey Delisle - For a time I considered Grey to be my second favorite, but looking back at her performance now I thought her performance for Canary was a bit too seductive and I couldn't think of Catwoman while hearing. Though I'll still give Grey this, she does still give BC a good performance and even an awesome singing voice to go with it; and I do think her performance in the Green Arrow short is infinitely better in terms of the more mature but still lavish tone, reminding me of Doctor Holiday to an extent.

Kari Wahlgren - Kari was my next choice for who should voice Black Canary, but I didn't expect her to be in this cartoony comedy short; she still has the right voice for the character but I kind'a wish she plays a less rebellious take on her soon.

Kari Wuhrer - Interesting choice, but unfortunately she didn't really have much to say so there's not much to judge on.

Overall, Morena is probably the best of the bunch, with Vanessa and Grey tied for second place and Kari for third.

BONUS: This may be type-casted, but I'd would love to hear Laura Bailey lend her voice for Black Canary, (if only to pair her up with Troy Baker or Travis Willingham as Green Arrow) her Black Widow voice is probably more appropriate for this character more-so. I can even see Sumalee Montano, Gwendoline Yeo, Jennifer Hale or even Janet Varney working to.

Even Colleen O'Shaughnessey after hearing her as Black Orchid; though typecasts aside Misty Lee, Fryda Wolff, Erica Luttrell, Laura Post, Cristina Valenzuela, Karen Strassman, Tabitha St Germain, Stana Katic, or even Colleen Clickenbeard would also be ample choices
said at 12:10 PM on Fri Jul 8 2016
1. Grey DeLisle
2. Kari Wuhrer
3. Morena Baccarin- too flat, she could be better
4. Vanessa Marshall
5. Kari Wahlgreen
6. Kelley Huston
said at 7:44 AM on Tue Mar 17 2015
1) Vanessa Marshall
2) Grey DeLisle
3) Kari Wahlgren
4) Morena Baccarin
5) Kari Wuhrer
6) Kelley Huston
said at 9:06 AM on Wed Apr 15 2015
1) Vanessa Marshall
2) Grey DeLisle
3) Kari Wuhrer
4) Kari Wahlgren
5) Morena Baccarin
6) Kelley Huston
said at 3:28 PM on Sat Jan 24 2015
Sticking with Baccarin, though Kari Wahlgren was pretty good, too.
said at 3:06 AM on Sun Nov 9 2014
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Going with Grey Delisle. I think she displayed a better range thanks to both the DC Showcase and Brave and the Bold.

I like Morena's take as well. But compared to Grey, she kinda sounds a little flat. But that's not to say that I didn't like her performance.

With Vanessa, I think she sounds a bit too old for the character, which is kinda what I thought about her Mary Jane to an extent. The performance is alright in it's own way, but it doesn't fare as well as Morena or Grey's versions.
said at 10:55 AM on Tue Apr 22 2014
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After checking out Mayhem of the Music Meister, (twice) I just Have to go with Grey!
said at 7:46 AM on Wed Jan 22 2014
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sticking with Morena....and dude she's hot in real life....

going for Grey for second and Vanessa for third
said at 7:35 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
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I personally prefer Grey the most, but they all did pretty well overall.
said at 11:59 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
Don't wanna sound like a stubborn YJ fanboy hear, but to me, Vanessa Marshall is perfect. Morena was a little inconsistent to me. The clip here is good, but sometimes she IDK, maybe its just me. Grey is great to, but Kelly's underwhelming.
said at 11:34 PM on Mon Feb 11 2013
I think I may like Grey DeLisle best - though Vanessa Marshall is also very good in the role.
said at 11:52 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
I'm going with Morena Baccarin. Kari Whurer Vanessa Marshall and Grey DeLisle were good too.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:05 AM on Wed Oct 31 2012
I agree with Galactic_Cyrus that Morena is too flat-sounding, though I doubt most other people pay attention to that kind of thing when it comes to modern superhero shows :P

Overall, none of them really reach out and grab onto me, but I suppose DeLisle comes the closest, so I'll go with her.
said at 3:06 PM on Tue Nov 20 2012

Because most people now days want more serious and grounded voice acting is serious cartoons. Like it or not, the axting in a lot of older cartoons haven't aged well.

And I don't think Morena Baccarin is too flat sounding.
EPA Deane
said at 3:27 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
@Anicomicgeek Neither do I.
said at 2:52 PM on Sat Oct 27 2012
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Morena because her voice suited BC more. Though I do like Grey.
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Jun 20 2012
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Grey DeLisle actually captures the softer side, but I'm torn between Morena and Vanessa.
said at 1:59 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
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Gonig with Grey DeLisle on this one, though they others are all pretty good as Black Canary, too.
said at 9:16 AM on Wed Feb 22 2012
@AnicomicgeekOn second thought, Morena Baccarin was the best, though again, they were all pretty good.
said at 11:13 PM on Thu Jan 26 2012
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1. Morena Baccarin
2. Grey Delisle
3. Vanessa Marshall
4. Kari Wuhrer
said at 1:58 AM on Wed Dec 28 2011
Doesn't Marshall's voice sound to deep for a character canary's age. The way I recall she's 24 in YJ.
said at 9:54 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Troodon2 Hey Marshall also played a teenage Mary Jane Watson.
said at 3:48 PM on Sun Jun 19 2011
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Morena is good but it sounds a bit too flat at times. Vanessa Marshall does the voice better.
said at 2:59 PM on Wed Jun 22 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus I don't understand what you need by too flat. Is there a certain way that her voice to sound? I mean in the same sense that Batman's voice is supposed to be sort of deep and mildy raspy.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:27 PM on Thu Oct 27 2011
I actually agree with Cyrus, there's a certain emotion missing in Morena's performace somtimes
said at 12:25 PM on Thu Jun 9 2011
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Morena is my favorite btw and the best voice for her imo
said at 9:33 PM on Mon Jun 6 2011
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Morena Baccarin has a sexy voice and she looks good in real life.
said at 4:10 PM on Wed Apr 6 2011
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I feel sorry for whoever she's talikng to in Kari's clip since they probably went deaf
said at 9:11 PM on Tue Feb 15 2011
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after that "Birds Of Prey" number on Brave and the Bold I can't not vote for Grey
said at 10:50 PM on Fri Jun 17 2011
@Curt Lol, she's Azula from ATLA.
said at 10:09 PM on Thu Feb 10 2011
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Morena is the best hands down! She gives her so much pizazz with her alluring voice! It really suits the name, "Black Canary."
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