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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Green Lantern / John Stewart with sound clips and images.
John Stewart, while he hasn't made as many appearances outside of comic books as Hal did John is still a fairly well known Green Lantern nevertheless.
Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Jul 20 2009, 39 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Foxwolf for additional sound clips.
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Justice League (2001)
Green Lantern / John StewartPhil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr
Justice League Heroes (2006)
Green Lantern / John StewartMichael Jai White
Michael Jai White
DC Universe Online (2011)
Green Lantern / John StewartKen Thomas
Ken Thomas
Young Justice (2010)
Green Lantern / John StewartKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson

EDITOR'S OPINION

In the DCAU he was voiced by Phil LaMarr and John Stewart is quite possibly one of Phil LaMarr's finest performances. Well it definitely helped on how this Green Lantern had some very good characterization in the two Justice League shows. (In which before the DCAU Justice League shows some fans have joked that DC's thought process on him was "Lets make Green Lantern but oh make him a black guy!") But Phil LaMarr's handiwork as John Stewart much alike the show itself is a great usage of drama with an occasional dose of humor.

In Justice League Heroes, John Stewart was voiced by Michael Jai "Spawn" White. Is it as great as Phil LaMarr's take on him? No but to be fair while John Stewart's role here is by no means minor it is a lot more "supporting" than anything else. But still Michael Jai White's handiwork on this Green Lantern was definitely fitting and pretty well done so it works on its own merits as well.

So in short Phil LaMarr was a great Green Lantern while Michael Jai White was pretty good as well.

(Note: Ken Thomas voiced John Stewart in DC Universe Online and he wasn't bad, sure its a little on the generic side compared to the likes of Phil LaMarr. But Ken's work wasn't bad especially when you view it by its own merits as it does work pretty well for the role nevertheless. Anyways I am still going with Phil LaMarr but both Michael and Ken are pretty good alternatives.)


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Polyester Funk
said at 10:46 PM on Fri May 30 2014
Phil LaMarr FTW.

Kevin Michael Richardson is too deep for him.

Michael Jai White is pretty good.

Ken Thomas is alright.
Finister2
said at 8:12 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
I wonder if Phil Morris would make a good John Stewart?
Lpfan120
said at 10:43 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
 8 Shout Outs! [?]
I think Michael Jai White would make a good live-action John Stewart
Lpfan120
said at 10:50 AM on Wed Nov 27 2013
@Lpfan120 If not him, than Idris Elba
Lpfan120
said at 3:27 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
As proven here

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-elB9KZPZrYM/UiyTKxoknuI/AAAAAAAAnKA/13Buurq_Qss/s1600/GL1.jpg
VctrBnsn
said at 11:42 AM on Wed Mar 6 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Phil LaMarr, being my favorite VA, is obviously the best. But I don't want that to blind myself to these other guys performances. Michael Jai White I think did a fantastic job, and Ken Thomas was pretty good too. KMR's performance was a little jarring at first, being that he already voiced several characters in the show, but by "War", I got used to it and even started to like it, ironically in the scene when he talked back to back to Martian Manhunter.
SpiderDreamer
said at 7:27 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
Phil, no question. I still think it's one of his best performances ever...and since this is Phil we're talking about, that's no mean feat.
coolgeek176
said at 10:03 PM on Sat Dec 22 2012
Phil LaMarr is easily the best. The others were okay too.
shadowvegeta
said at 8:29 PM on Sun May 20 2012
1. Phil LaMarr
2. Kevin Michael Richardson
3. Ken Thomas
4. Michael Jai White
5. John Eric Bentley
myopinion1
said at 7:45 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@shadowvegeta bently?
Slick
said at 6:33 PM on Fri Oct 24 2014
When did John Eric Bentley voice John Stewart?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:57 AM on Thu May 3 2012
I really don't like KMR's John. The fact that he voices Dr. Fate and Mal Duncan in the same show with more or less the same voice doesn't help either. Phil LaMarr gets my vote.
pete
said at 2:55 PM on Thu May 3 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight He uses his regular voice 99% of the time. His Martian Manhunter voice in YJ is not one of those times.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:35 PM on Thu May 3 2012
@pete J'onn is the only time he doesn't use his regular voice (which I really appreciate; he even reminded me of Carl Lumbly a little). He does have range, it's just disappointing he rarely uses it in projects like this.
pete
said at 9:39 PM on Thu May 3 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight I know that that was just an example. Bruno "Ugly" Manheim is another example on the show and his take on The Joker is another. He mainly uses his regular voice because it usually is the best voice for most characters he does like Panthro or Bulkhead.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:29 PM on Thu May 3 2012
@pete I call it weak voice direction.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:43 PM on Fri May 4 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight it's not weak direction. show's have a budget to stick to. and if they can utilize their existing cast, they will. and if that means we get more characters in each episode as a result of this, I'm fine with that.

Notice how many times Young Justice has had the Justice League appear in episodes and have no dialogue (Green Arrow and Flash in particular). It's because they don't have the budget to pay the actors.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:45 PM on Fri May 4 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight I will admit that as awesome as I find KMR's voice, having it overused in an episode kind of makes it lose it's buzz sometimes.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:10 PM on Fri May 4 2012
@Foxwolf And someone like KMR has a huge vocal range, believe it or not, and using it for only one character (J'onn) and leaving everyone else with the same generic KMR voice is wasted potential and weak voice direction.
pete
said at 9:32 PM on Sun Jan 20 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight It does make sense since KMR's African American and using a different voice other than his own well African American makes no sense.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:52 AM on Mon Jan 21 2013
@pete Then why didn't they get him to voice Static? :-P
pete
said at 5:02 PM on Mon Jan 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Phil Lamarr is also African American as is Static but Kevin did his dad.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:21 PM on Mon Jan 21 2013
@pete I meant in YJ.
pete
said at 10:31 PM on Mon Jan 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight It fits a grown man like John Stewart but a teenager would be pushing it. I have no problem if he uses that voice for a grown African American but teenage one that's a different story.
SparklyShake12
said at 2:13 PM on Thu Mar 29 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Awesome clip of Phil there. He's my pick. Grew up with him and really loved his performance.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:05 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
Gonna be odd man out again, but I'm going with Michael Jai White on this one, though KMR and Phil LaMarr were good, too.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:17 AM on Wed Feb 22 2012
@Anicomicgeek Another chance of opinion here, but, I'm going with Phil LaMarr for John Stewart.
BurtLancaster1913
said at 4:07 PM on Wed Dec 7 2011
 1 Shout Out! [?]
They're all good but I think Phil LaMarr is the definitive John Stewart voice to me.
pete
said at 1:45 PM on Sat Apr 2 2011
Michael Jai White sounds like a rapper
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:51 AM on Mon May 14 2012
@pete He reminded me of Ron Perlman for a bit.
pete
said at 10:01 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight That's because he's having a conversation with Batman who is voiced by Ron Perlman.
pete
said at 1:44 PM on Sat Apr 2 2011
Nice Clip of Phil
ninjinister
said at 1:48 AM on Tue Mar 8 2011
Phil built the character for media outside of the comics.
pete
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Nov 11 2011
@ninjinister And the comics themselves as well
TFG1Mike
said at 5:32 PM on Mon Jul 26 2010
Phil hands and rings down. Nuff Said!
gamebender (Guest)
said at 7:54 PM on Wed Apr 7 2010
They're both good, but I would also have to go with Phil. John Stewart is way better than Hal.
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 9:03 PM on Wed Jul 29 2009
I'll go with Phil, I can't imagine anyone being John Stewart but him.
t (Guest)
said at 12:41 AM on Fri Jul 24 2009
Phil LaMarr IS Green Lantern hands down. I prefer Phil's lantern over The original Hal lantern anyday.
john (Guest)
said at 11:21 AM on Tue Jul 21 2009
They're both pretty good but I'm more used to Phil.


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