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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Blacklash / Whiplash with sound clips and images.
Blacklash (or Whiplash) is a Super-villain that is normally known as a foe of Iron Man whom made his debut in Tales of Suspense #97 in January of 1968. Blacklash and his alias Whiplash has been the alter ego of more than one individual over the years (and whether if Blacklash and Whiplash are the same or not does differ on which continuity he is in). But while more recent incarnations have given him cybernetic armor one consistent thing about him is that his only attack is his electric whip attack (even then sometimes its two whips and sometimes its one). Over the years Blacklash / Whiplash has been involved with other Super-Villain groups in the past (though he was initially known as an Enforcer for the Criminal Syndicate the Maggia).  

Created by Pokejedservo on Fri Feb 3 2012, 22 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Cypo for additional sound clips.
Iron Man (1994) (1994)
Blacklash / WhiplashJames Avery
James Avery
Iron Man (1994) (1994)
Blacklash / WhiplashDorian Harewood
Dorian Harewood
Iron Man: The Video Game (2008)
WhiplashZach McGowan
Zach McGowan
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
WhiplashPeter Kelamis
Peter Kelamis
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013)
WhiplashPeter Stormare
Peter Stormare


Today on the Iron Man VC section its this man with the Electric Whip... BLACKLASH / WHIPLASH! Now lets go...

James Avery- Not bad, his voice does sound a little forced but I suppose it is a somewhat interesting change of pace for Avery but its not one of his better performances but it does work for the role fairly well anyways.

Dorian Harewood- I do like on how Dorian did try to make his voice a bit gruffer for the role which does kind of work for the role. While Dorian's overall work on the role here is pretty good on its own merits well while James Avery is a fine actor and all but this show does give evidence that Dorian has a better vocal range.

Zach McGowan- Zach's work on the role was pretty good, sure its kind of generic as a Super-Villain voice but Zach's performance was interesting as he does seem to be playing Whiplash as a New York Disgruntled Worker and does it pretty well.

Peter Kelamis- Now this is rather impressive as Peter actually makes Whiplash sound well you know... Menacing. But still Peter's voice and performance for the role has a suitably sinister feel to it (and I did like the metallic effects in his voice as well) in which this is one of Peter Kelamis' more interesting performances.

Overall I am clearly going with Peter Kelamis here as the other 3 are not bad but Peter's work on the role was easily the most impressive one here.


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said at 10:35 AM on Mon Mar 23 2015
1) Dorian Harewood
2) Peter Kelamis
3) Peter Stormare
4) James Avery
5) Zach McGowan
Stare at the Sun
said at 4:42 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
Stormare for me.
said at 5:35 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
My Top 5:

1) Harewood
2) Kelamis
3) Stormare
4) Avery
5) McGowan
said at 8:44 PM on Tue Aug 5 2014
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James Avery and Dorian Harewood were pretty good, but when I heard Peter, I was surprised! I didn't even think he could sound that evil or menacing!
said at 5:29 AM on Fri May 30 2014
Peter K is the BEST man here so he gets my vote.

James is 2nd (RIP) and Dorian is 3rd.

Peter S was ok as was Zach.
Axem Red
said at 7:17 PM on Thu May 29 2014
Peter Kelamis ftw.
said at 11:25 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
1.Peter Kelamis: That's a rather threatening voice. It's really well done. It's #1 for sure.
2.Zac McGowan: Generic, just generic, then again, Whiplash himself isn't all that great either.
3.Peter Stormare: Boy oh boy, if you thought Zac wasn't generic enough. This voice sounds like a very generic Russian accent. Also, as Nightmare Crusher stated, he sounds like a Russian Ringo Starr. It sounds weird.
said at 6:08 AM on Fri Oct 18 2013
I never would have thought Goku/Rolf could sound so sinister. Boy, was I wrong.
said at 3:43 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
Who would've thought Rolf would sound so epic? Peter Stromare comes second, though. The first two are just the Shredder, and Zack McGowan is boring.
said at 9:30 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
They're all nice but I'm going with Peter.
said at 1:04 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Peter would be better with more material and a less comical voice. But i'm gonna have to go with Rolf here.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:34 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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I don't like Peter Stormare here. He sounds too much like a dumb thug. When I first heard his voice I honestly thought he sounded like a Russian Ringo Starr. Make of that what you will.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:47 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I actually hear the Russian Ringo Star
said at 2:28 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
Peter is the best but James Avery and Dorian Harewood are pretty good. Zach Mcgowan sucks
said at 3:52 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
I'm gonna go with Peter Kelamis he was menacing and pretty creepy. I do wonder why Dorian Harewood's Whiplash doesn't have technology based powers.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:06 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
@coolgeek176 I think in that version he just has a normal whip
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:50 PM on Thu Mar 22 2012
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Wow, I never knew that Peter Kelamis could be that creepy.
said at 12:42 PM on Sat Feb 4 2012
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Given that in the comics and most toher incarnations, Blacklash/Whiplash and Blizzard's abilities are technology, that line about them not being such in Dorian Harewood's clip just bugs the heck outta me.

Anyway, onto the actual comparison, I'm going with Peter Kelamis since he is more menacing. That said, Zach McGowan and Dorian Harewood are good, too.
said at 12:46 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013

Peter Stormare isn't the best, but then again, he was on Phineas and Ferb and with a few expections, that isn't a very serious show, anyway, and he did what was needed for it.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:56 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
Wow I never had a request of mine be done so quickly, shows what can be done when your sick.

1. Peter Kelamis- The most threatening and terrfying of the four. He was creepy and really made Whiplash an interesting character. One of my favorite voices in Armored Adventure.

2. Zach McGowan- I don't think it's THAT generic. I like this version of the character (I like it more than than the second movie version) the New York accent and attitude is nice and is fun to listen to. WIsh he got more time to shine.

3. Dorian Harewood- It's a nice gruff voice, nothing really standing out but is nice. ALso I feel like an idiot for linking him talking for 5 seconds and saying "This is the only time he talks)

4. James Avery- If it didn't sound forced I would like it. Not his best voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:00 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
@Music Meister
It's understood that I was saying I was sick and not pokejedservo, right?
UltimateCharm (Moderator)
said at 10:03 PM on Fri Feb 3 2012
Gotta go with Kelamis. He makes Whiplash creepy and terrifying.

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