Doc Samson
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Doc Samson

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Doc Samson with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Hulk

Doc Samson is one of the secondary protagonists of the Hulk franchise in which he made his comic book debut in Incredible Hulk #141in July of 1971. Doc Samson is the alter ego of Dr. Leonard Samson whom was a psychiatrist whom initiative worked with the likes of Bruce Banner as a psychiatrist until he was exposed to Gamma Radiation which gave him a large muscular body with green hair. Doc Samson is very much the "Genius Bruiser" in this franchise as not only does he have a strong body like that Hulk but he is normally depicted to also being a very intelligent and sane man whom tries to help the Hulk and Bruce Banner as much as possible (as either one of his strongest allies or his only ally depending on the story). But still while Doc Samson is often depicted as a more intellectual and saner counterpart to Hulk there were certain stories in which the Doc has developed a secondary personality in which he becomes a lot more arrogant and macho (in which its been theorized that its due to certain subconscious desires that he has).   
Created by Pokejedservo on Feb 8 2012
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The Incredible Hulk (1996) (1996)
Doc SamsonShadoe Stevens
Shadoe Stevens
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005)
Doc SamsonDaniel Riordan
Daniel Riordan
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
Doc SamsonDavid Boat
David Boat
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Doc SamsonCam Clarke
Cam Clarke
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Doc SamsonSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
Doc SamsonJohn Paul Karliak
John Paul Karliak


Today on the Hulk VC section we take a look at one of the Hulk's strongest foes... DOC SAMSON! So let us begin...

Shadoe Stevens- I did like on how Shadoe's voice for the role did have a fairly low smooth feel as his performance does suit on how Doc is still very much a intellectual mind whom is trying to help Bruce Banner and the Hulk as much as possible. Its kind of a shame really that this is pretty much his only voice acting role on TV (that is not a narrator) so far.

Daniel Riordan- Daniel's voice for the role was pretty good as his performance definitely suited on how Doc is Bruce's firm but genuinely caring voice of reason to him as it is one of Daniel's better performances. (Though is it just me or does Daniel kind of look like what Doc Samson looked like in that game?)

Cam Clarke-  A natural choice for this role if I do say so myself as his voice and performance for the role suit his brawny physique and also his calm intellectual nature. (Think of it as a more somber version of his work as He Man in the 2002 series in that franchise.) Anyways its another fine example of Cam Clarke's work and of the voice work in the show.

David Boat- I was pleasantly surprised with this one as David's attempt at playing Doc Samson's cameo as a overly dramatic and overstressed psychiatrist was actually rather amusing. I will say this much as it one one of David's better "one-shot" character performances in that show.

Overall I am not quite sure who to go with here as all of these guys have done pretty well with this role in their own way.



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said at 9:16 PM on Sat Apr 21 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
Hard to choose Shadoe Stevens, Daniel Riordan, and Cam Clarke are great choices for Doc Samson
said at 7:05 PM on Sun Apr 8 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Riordan
2. Clarke
3. Karliak
said at 11:47 AM on Wed Aug 2 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Cam Clarke
2. Daniel Riordan
3. Shadoe Stevens
said at 3:36 PM on Wed Apr 19 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
While I was watching Avengers EMH awhile back, my head kept cycling between Matt, Troy, & RAD, eventually settling on the latter. Surprise, surprise, Cam Clarke. Great range.
EPA Deane
said at 11:35 AM on Wed Nov 23 2016
 1 Shout Out!
My Top Doc Samson Voices

5. Steven Blum
4. David Boat
3. John Paul Karliak
2. Shadoe Stevens/ Cam Clarke
1. Daniel Riordan

Possible VA Casting Suggestions : Brandon Keener, Andrew Philpot and James Denton.
said at 4:29 PM on Fri Apr 15 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Cam Clarke
2. Daniel Riordan
3. Shadoe Stevens
4. David Boat
5. JP Karliak
6. Steve Blum
said at 8:46 AM on Thu Oct 1 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1 Daniel Riordan
2 Cam Clarke
3 John Paul Karliak
4 David Boat
5 Shadoe Stevens
6 Steve Blum
said at 12:53 PM on Thu May 14 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
1) Cam Clarke
2) Shadoe Stevens
3) David Boat
4) John Paul Karliak
5) Steve Blum
said at 8:15 AM on Mon Mar 23 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Even though Stevens is my favorite, all performances are pretty good overall. I even enjoyed Boat's brief take, it's HILARIOUS!!!!

1) Shadoe Stevens
2) Cam Clarke
3) Steve Blum
4) Daniel Riordan
5) David Boat
6) John Paul Karliak
said at 7:31 AM on Mon Nov 17 2014
 1 Shout Out!

1) Blum
2) Boat
3) Riordan
4) Stevens
5) Clarke
said at 8:59 AM on Wed Nov 5 2014
My Top 5:

1) Blum
2) Riordan
3) Boat
4) Stevens
5) Clarke
said at 7:03 PM on Mon May 5 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Daniel gets my vote. If I had to pick someone to voice Doc Samson next I'd like to see Matt Bomer take a shot at Doc.
said at 1:16 AM on Sun May 4 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I'm going with Daniel. He has a nice blend of intellect, strength, and kindness. Something that makes me think Liam Neeson would be a great fit for the role.
said at 9:14 AM on Thu Feb 13 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
I wonder if David Kaye would make a good Doc Samson?
said at 6:49 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I like Cam the most, I found John a little one note. Dave was very entertaining in my opinion, even if it was basically just his Thor voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:19 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
John is basically the opposite of my Cam complaints, he sounds intelligent and there is kindness in his voice but he lacks any sort of strength and feels too high.
said at 6:44 PM on Sat Sep 14 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Cam Clarke.
said at 5:47 AM on Sun Jul 7 2013
I'm really not sure what the director of EMH was thinking casting Cam Clarke as Samson. It just didn't work for me.

Daniel does a better job of mixing both an intellectual side with a caring side too.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:50 PM on Fri May 3 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Good to see Daniel finally taking the lead in a compare poll
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:30 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
 1 Shout Out!
Not sure if I like Steven's take on the character
said at 5:13 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
@Music Meister Not sure his should even count considering he appeared in a daydream and was being used as an actual therapist. It was more a parody tan a serious interpretation.
said at 4:04 AM on Wed Aug 1 2012
@pete Well Steve's take on character is more serious than anything in Super Hero Squad Show and those still count.
said at 2:10 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012

I thought it was Fun.
said at 11:39 PM on Thu Feb 16 2012
Daniel Riordan, though Shadow Stevens was good, too. Gotta agree with Music Meister that I'm not feeling Cam Clarke for Samson.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:49 PM on Sat Feb 11 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Daniel Riordan- I think his work is really underrated, it as a strong yet intelligent feel yet a calm and caring side. It was one of the better voices in that game.

2. Shadoe Stevens- Like Daniel's, strong yet intelligent. He was also good for the caring scenes. He's a close second to Daniel.

3. Cam Clarke- I'm a big fan of Cam but I don't think think he was so good for Samson. Don't get me wrong he sounds strong and is deep enough but it's hard to take seriously when hes tryin to sound smart. To me it's like of those jokes where the brute surprises people by explaining something very intelligently. Only reason he's in the lead is because he's in Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

4. David Boat- It's funny on how it's portrayed but I'd need a more serious portrayal to decide on how good it is.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:08 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@Music Meister I apologize for saying that people voted for Clark based on some sort of biasness, that was rude of me to assume so
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Who do you think has been the best from these Doc Samson voice actors?
Shadoe Stevens
Daniel Riordan
Cam Clarke
David Boat
Steve Blum
John Paul Karliak