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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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Bookman230
said at 11:52 AM on Fri Nov 3 2017
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With YJ and Injustice 2 under her belt, Marshall has the most realized portrayal of Dinah. In YJ, she gets to show off Dinah's compassion, emotional maturity, and mentorship and demonstrates why she's a pillar of the superhero community. In Injustice, she gets to display Dinah's rougher, ready to rumble side, but also her fierce loyalty and love to her family and friends. Marshall most makes Dinah feel like an actual person, and that's why she has my vote.

DeLise is a good second; she was just as over the top as Brave and the Bold needed her to be, but Showcase shows she could be down to earth too. Wahlgren could do wonders in the role in another context. And Baccarin isn't that good; her delivery was somewhat stilted at times, and I think the DCAU leaned too much into Dinah as 'sexy spitfire who can kick your ass' too much to the detriment of the rest of her character.
Starscreamsfan
said at 10:33 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
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VC thoughts update

I honestly like Vanessa Marshall the most here. She sounds quite seductive and yet, she nails the mentor aspect they gave the character in YJ.

Grey DeLisle also sounds pretty good. She sounds quite youthful, spunky and adventurous.

Kari Wahlgren also works pretty well in the role. I really love her energy.

Morena Baccarin is kinda flat. I'm not big on her take.

Kari Wuhrer doesn't leave an impression on me.

Kelley Huston is meh.
GreenGoblin75
said at 6:02 PM on Mon Oct 30 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Vanessa Marshall (Injustice 2>Young Justice)
2. Grey DeLisle
3. Morena Baccarin
4. Kari Wuhrer
5. Kari Wahlgreen
6. Kelley Huston
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:56 PM on Sun Oct 29 2017
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I honestly think Baccarin is overrated as Black Canary. Grey and Vanessa sound more natural. I'm going with Grey.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:47 AM on Mon Oct 30 2017
@8000 Saiyans With a lot of shows that are well loved by a large majority, you will get the occasional voice that isn't all it's cracked up to be. It isn't just exclusive to DC, it's also the same with Marvel as well.
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:49 AM on Mon Oct 30 2017
Oh, and the two Karis need to reprise someday. They show potential.
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:13 AM on Fri Nov 3 2017
@Shaun Ince Yeah, Eric Roberts' Mongul comes to mind.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:42 PM on Mon Oct 9 2017
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It's a tough call, between Grey DeLisle & Vanessa Marshall. They both do a really good job as Black Canary. I'm slightly leaning towards Grey though.

Both Kari's are decent in the role. Lack of material holds them back.

Kelly is kinda eh, then again most of that games casting choices tend to be a mixed bag.

Morena is actually my least favourite in this compare. She sounds flat & not very emotive in her delivery. This isn't her weakest performance in the DC franchise as a whole, but it's definitely not the best.
darknessflamegeass
said at 1:01 AM on Wed Oct 4 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Marshall
2. Baccarin
3. DeLisle
OtiTheComicsGuy
said at 8:11 AM on Sun Jul 16 2017
For me, it's a tie between Morena Baccarin and Grey DeLisle (Brave and the Bold). I guess if I had to chose, I'd go with Grey, but both do so well that my vote wouldn't do either of them justice.
PaulJoker
said at 9:39 PM on Thu Jul 6 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Morena Baccarin
2. Grey DeLisle
HyperVoiceActing
said at 4:05 PM on Tue Jun 27 2017
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I really enjoyed Vanessa's performance in Injustice 2 compared to Young Justice. I think she has my vote now
wdf1
said at 4:39 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Morena Baccarin
2. Vanessa Marshall
3. Grey DeLisle
RevolverRikochet
said at 2:51 PM on Tue Jun 6 2017
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Wow Vanessa got so much better in Injustice 2 compared to young justice
HK-47 master
said at 3:00 PM on Wed May 17 2017
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I think I slightly prefer Vanessa's take in injustice 2. She was good in Young Justice, but her voice in Injustice 2 sounds a little more youthful and spunky, which I feel fits the character a bit better.
EPA Deane
said at 7:09 AM on Sun Feb 26 2017
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"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.
Troodon2
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
GreenGoblin75
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
Starscreamsfan
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
Starscreamsfan
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
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:28 PM on Sat Jan 24 2015
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Sticking with Baccarin, though Kari Wahlgren was pretty good, too.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:06 AM on Sun Nov 9 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
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.
Lpfan120
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!
llawliet159
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
pokemastanumba1
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.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:59 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
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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 seems...off. IDK, maybe its just me. Grey is great to, but Kelly's underwhelming.
BurtLancaster1913
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.
coolgeek176
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
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.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:06 PM on Tue Nov 20 2012
@CatsTuxedo

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.
rephead
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.
Sokka2Me
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.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:59 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Gonig with Grey DeLisle on this one, though they others are all pretty good as Black Canary, too.
Anicomicgeek
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:13 PM on Thu Jan 26 2012
 4 Shout Outs!
1. Morena Baccarin
2. Grey Delisle
3. Vanessa Marshall
4. Kari Wuhrer
Troodon2
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.
jrcarter
said at 9:54 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Troodon2 Hey Marshall also played a teenage Mary Jane Watson.
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
atlien
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
@atlien
I actually agree with Cyrus, there's a certain emotion missing in Morena's performace somtimes
atlien
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
atlien
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.
SupremeTarantulas
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
Curt
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
atlien
said at 10:50 PM on Fri Jun 17 2011
@Curt Lol, she's Azula from ATLA.
AMT
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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