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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kilowog with sound clips and images.
Kilowog is a Green Lantern and a drill sergeant for the Green Lantern Corps. He has the standard powers as any Green Lantern and is also a very intelligent scientist. He is a Bolovaxian and has superhuman strength, endurance and durability.
Created by Foxwolf on Wed Aug 12 2009, 43 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Cypo for additional sound clips.
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Justice League (2001)
KilowogDennis Haysbert
Dennis Haysbert
Duck Dodgers (2003)
KilowogJohn DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
KilowogMichael Madsen
Michael Madsen
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
KilowogDiedrich Bader
Diedrich Bader
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)
KilowogHenry Rollins
Henry Rollins
Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters (2011)
KilowogKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Green Lantern (2011)
KilowogMichael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan
DC Universe Online (2011)
KilowogCharles Campbell
Charles Campbell

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Polyester Funk
said at 11:26 PM on Fri May 30 2014
Don't know who to go with between Kevin Michael Richardson and Michael Clarke Duncan. I think KMR gives a bit more in the performance, yet MCD didn't have much to work with at all so...

Dennis Haysbert has the deepness, but he sounds kinda bland and bored.

Michael Madsen isn't that deep, but his raspy voice kinda works.

Henry Rollins has the right attitude, but the voice seems wrong.

John DiMaggio and Diederich Bader are good for a more comedic version.

Charles Campbell is not great, but not terrible either.
CLG
said at 9:05 AM on Sat Jul 19 2014
@Polyester Funk so who did you end up going with?
Lpfan120
said at 1:02 PM on Fri Apr 11 2014
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Fred Tatasciore for Kilowog?
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:46 PM on Tue Jul 16 2013
Dennis Haysbert has a fitting voice for Kilowog, but his acting leaves a bit to be desired. And when I listen to his clip, I just can't stop thinking about the Allstate commercial. XD John DiMaggio and Diedrich Bader are both good for the more comedic, light-hearted incarnations of the character.

Madsen, Rollins, and Campbell are okay, but they could've been better, or they were a bit miscast/misdirected. KMR nails both the tough and soft sides of Kilowog, and he's great in Green Lantern TAS, but his voice, as usual, is just too generic. Regardless, he's a great fit for the character, and I'd like to see him reprise the role more often.

That all being said, my vote goes to MCD, he's got a great deep, booming voice fitting for a drill sergeant, but he's still quite capable of the more emotional scenes. Not to mention that he's amazing as the live-action portrayal of the character. May he R.I.P. :'(
LordofEvil96
said at 5:38 PM on Mon Jun 3 2013
Jim Cummings should voice Kilowog using his Urdnot Wreav voice from Mass Effect.
sck_phantom
said at 12:21 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
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Kevin Micheal Richardson is and will always be my Kilowog. Duncan is good too. On the other hand, I don't know what they were thinking when they cast Henry Rollins; his voice doesn't fit at all.
Lpfan120
said at 11:07 AM on Tue Apr 15 2014
His voice doesn't fit, but Rollins definitely has the right attitude for Kilowog!
skeletonking1234
said at 4:38 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
Michael Clarke Duncan- A perfect fit for Kilowog in the film with the fitting deep and gravely voice.
Henry Rollins- seems very unfit for Kilowogs size or other past voices and too high.
Kevin Michael Richardson- Another great fit for Kilowog.
Michael Madsen- if his voice had some deep vocal effect it would sound a little better but its an alright performance.
Diedrich Bader- not great but not horrible
skeletonking1234
said at 4:40 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
(Accidentally hit post comment)
Dennis Haysbert- all I can hear is the Allstate voice but he still has a great voice for the character.
Charles Campbell- It's an okay performance but nothing really special.
John Dimaggio- his voice fits better than Madsen, Campbell, and Rollins, but its just an okay performance at best.

Overall I'd say Duncan and Richardson are my two favorites, with Haysbert close behind
VctrBnsn
said at 10:09 PM on Sun Mar 10 2013
Dennis Haysbert - Sounds a tad bit forced. If he used his speaking voice, it would of been better.
John DiMaggio - Good for a cartoonish Kilowog.
Michael Madsen - VERY different, but surprisingly works.
Deidrich Bader - Too forced, but you can tell its still him. Weak.
Henry Rollins - Seems like they were trying to do what they did with Michael, but doesn't work as well. Still OK though.
Kevin Michael Richardson - Love his role in the animated series. Even though its his generic voice, it works.
Michael Clark Duncan - RIP. Perfect casting.
Charles Campbell - Meh.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:01 AM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@VctrBnsn actually, for KMR, he puts on a Jersey/New York accent. Reminds me a lot of The Thing from Fantastic 4.

And I agree with all your analyses above KMR. MCD was near perfect casting for me. I think he went a little too deep with his voice and in turn it lost it's natural sound and emotion. Of course, he didn't get a lot of lines either so that didn't help.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:52 AM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@VctrBnsn It's a lot more guttural, too, compared to his usual "generic" voice roles.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:29 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@Foxwolf I would love to hear KMR do Thing with that voice.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:35 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@VctrBnsn I guess I said it was just his generic voice because the accent didn't throw me off knowing he was from the Bronx, maybe saying "his speaking voice" would of been more appropriate. And your right VengeanceKnight, it is a little different, even if it obviously is Kevin. Its like John DiMaggios work for both Bender and Jake the Dog. Both basically are his speaking voice, but side to side, you can tell a difference.
TheTrueYuma
said at 1:08 AM on Mon Jan 21 2013
Diedrich Baber makes a better Kilowog than Batman. Weird, I feel like KMR's voice work on Rise of The Manhunters is even better than his voice work for The Animated Series, which felt really generic to me. I wish they had gotten T.C. Carson to voice Kilowog instead.
coolgeek176
said at 4:15 PM on Mon Dec 31 2012
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Michael Clarke Duncan is my favorite. Kevin Michael Richardson is pretty good too.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 6:32 PM on Sun Nov 4 2012
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Steven Blum should voice Kilowog, but speaking like Abomination.
TheAtticus
said at 4:28 AM on Mon Mar 4 2013
@Mr.Fennoy93 I agree, but I think he should use a mix between Jack Cayman and Taskmaster.
LordofEvil96
said at 8:01 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@TheAtticus If Steve ever does voice Kilowog I think he should use his Judicator voice from Darksiders 2.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:19 PM on Tue Jul 16 2013
Eh, Steve Blum's way too generic. I'd have to say that Garry Chalk would make a good Kilowog.
myopinion1
said at 9:21 AM on Sun Oct 28 2012
Where's go the animated series
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:11 PM on Sun Oct 28 2012
@myopinion1 Kevin played him in the game before he played Kilowof in the show it won't be added
Finister2
said at 1:48 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
@Music Meister Peter Cullen voiced Optimus Prime more than once, and the Optimus page has his G1 and Movie voices due to them sounding different. Can't a similar loophole be used here due to GL:RotM and GL:TAS Kilowogs sounding different?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:58 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
@Finister2 Thing is, Peter's original performance and his current perofmenace are VERY different in many ways. Kevin's voice in the game and in the show aren't that different enough to add both.
TheAtticus
said at 1:37 AM on Tue Oct 23 2012
Mine's a toss-up between KMR and Michael Madsen.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 12:37 PM on Tue Sep 11 2012
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I'm going to give it to Kevin Michael Richardson. There's just more personality in his performance. He can be tough, he can be kind hearted. There's just more stuff in it.

Though Michael Clarke Duncan was a good live action Kilowog, if a tad bit evil sounding.
Shrapnel Leader
said at 8:42 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
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For me, it's rare when a live-action movie surpasses animated series in voice casting, but Michael Clarke Duncan was a perfect casting for Kilowog.
thomwim
said at 8:46 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
@Shrapnel Leader And may Michael Clarke Duncan now rest in peace. For that simple reason, I voted for Duncan.
BigBDawg
said at 7:31 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
My first post, so I'm glad to be doing it, guys. =) Anicomicgeek may know me so it's alright.

My top picks for Kilowog (in no particular order) are Michael Clarke Duncan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Michael Madsen, Dennis Haysbert, and John DiMaggio.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:24 PM on Tue Mar 27 2012
1.) Michael Clarke Duncan - A perfect match for a live-action version of Kilowog. Deep, gruff, just a good match overall. If they make a sequel and only get to keep one cast member, make it MCD!
2.) Kevin Michael Richardson - A good replacement for MCD, and good in his own rights.
3.) Michael Madsen - Despite not having a very deep voice, I find the raspy version hear works quite well.
4.) Dennis Haysbert - A good "not always angry" Kilowog, but I find that he makes the character sound...almost BORED to be doing anything.
5.) Bader/DiMaggio/Rollins - Not bad in any way, but nothing too memorable either.
6.) Charles Campbell - I agree with Music Meister, it almost sounds like a slight Scottish accent at the end there.
RamWorkz
said at 7:27 PM on Sat Oct 27 2012
@TylerMirage MCD was a great kilowog, too bad he passed.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:01 PM on Sun Dec 2 2012
@RamWorkz Yeah, it is a shame. :( Not to lessen the effect of his death, but if Kilowog appears in a potential live-action "GL" sequel, I think they should cast either KMR, Keith David, or Jonathan Adams. They don't have to find someone who sounds *exactly* like Michael Clarke Duncan, just someone who can pull off a similarly awesome, deep voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:34 PM on Mon Mar 19 2012
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1. Kevin Micheal Richardson- He had the deep and gruff voice that Kilowog needs and while he keeps his rough and tough personality he still shows the kindness and the good person he is on the inside. Though I'm more going on how he is in the show then in that game.
2. Micheal Madsen- same with Kevin, deep and gruff but showed a caring guy on the inside.
3. Henry Rollins- He was a good replacement for Micheal and showed many of the same characteristics.
4. Michael Clarke Duncan- He's known for doing that kind of voice so it was a good casting call, my main problem is he sounds monsterous and even evil and people who didn't know who Kilowog would think he would do something evil later on.
5. Dennis Haysberg- deep enough but needed a little gruffness. Also lacked energy that the others had.
6. Charles Campbell- his he trying to do a scottish accent? That voice just doesn't fit and feels a little awkward.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:03 PM on Wed Feb 29 2012
If this were a few years ago, I'd say Michael Madsen, but I feel Michael Clarke Duncan really nailed Kilowog, so I'm going with him.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:36 AM on Tue Dec 27 2011
Denis Haybert, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Michael Clarke Duncan are my favorites.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:58 AM on Tue May 29 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Out of the three, Kevin Michael Richardon's the best of the three. Haybert and Duncan had really deep voices, but KMR's sounded a lot of guttural and suited a no-nonsense drill sergeant more.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:40 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight *KMR was more gutteral
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:16 PM on Sun Aug 7 2011
Charles Campbell now added
Curt
said at 8:34 AM on Sun Jun 12 2011
I really like Dennis Haysbert but I think Michael Clarke Duncan was a really good casting choice for the live action film
alexsummers (Guest)
said at 1:05 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
Hands down I would say Michael Madson. I alson love they way they did Kilowogs eyes in GLFF. I hope they choose Mr Madson for the live action movie.
marvelfan93 (Guest)
said at 3:24 PM on Sat Jan 15 2011
I'd have to say Dennis Haysbert & Michael Madsen are the best in my opinion! John DiMaggio was pretty good too, Diedrich Bader is just basically doing a gruffier version of his Batman voice. :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:38 PM on Mon Nov 2 2009
Just added him now :)
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 7:00 PM on Sun Sep 13 2009
Your'e missing Diedrich Bader in Batman the Brave and the Bold


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