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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Iron Man with sound clips and images.
I know this Voice Compare has been LONG overdue and it's about time we have an A-list super hero from the Marvel Universe that isn't part of Spiderman or X-Men. Ladies and gentlemen I give you IRON MAN!

 Been living under a rock and never heard of Iron Man? That's ok here's some basic character info. Iron Man is a super hero in the Marvel Universe. His alter ego is Tony Stark; a billionaire playboy, genius engineer and owner of Stark Industries. Tony Stark created the suit after an accident which left him with a severe injury during a kidnapping.

His captors wanted him to build them a destructive and powerful weapon but Tony instead created a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Tony then uses the suit to protect the world as Iron Man.
Created by Jackson_H on Tue Jan 12 2010, 197 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Iron ManJohn Vernon
John Vernon
Iron Man (1994) (1994)
Iron ManRobert Hays
Robert Hays
Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006)
Iron ManDavid Kaye
David Kaye
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)
Iron ManTom Kane
Tom Kane
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
Iron ManAdrian Petriw
Adrian Petriw
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
Iron ManTom Kenny
Tom Kenny
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Iron ManJohn Cygan
John Cygan
Iron Man: The Video Game (2008)
Iron ManStephen Stanton
Stephen Stanton
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
Iron ManFrancis Diakowsky
Francis Diakowsky
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
Iron ManCrispin Freeman
Crispin Freeman
Ultimate Avengers (2006)
Iron ManMarc Worden
Marc Worden
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000)
Iron ManChris Britton
Chris Britton
Iron Man 2: The Video Game (2010)
Iron ManEric Loomis
Eric Loomis
Iron Man: Extremis (2010)
Iron ManJason Griffith
Jason Griffith
Iron Man (Marvel Anime) (2011)
Iron ManAdrian Pasdar
Adrian Pasdar
The Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012)
Iron ManChris Cox
Chris Cox
Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (2013)
Iron ManMatthew Mercer
Matthew Mercer
Avengers Initiative (2012)
Iron ManNolan North
Nolan North


Many of these voice actors were great so it's hard for me to "declare" a clear winner. Some of my favorites however are David Kaye, Eric Loomis, Marc Worden and Stephen Stanton.


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said at 9:28 AM on Mon Mar 23 2015
1) Robert Hays
2) Marc Worden
3) Eric Loomis
4) Adrian Pasdar
5) John Vernon
6) David Kaye
7) Stephen Stanton
8) Tom Kenny
9) Crispin Freeman
10) Jason Griffith
11) Nolan North
12) Chris Cox
13) Matthew Mercer
14) Chris Britton
15) Francis Diakowsky
16) John Cygan
17) Tom Kane
18) Adrian Petriw
Stare at the Sun
said at 5:16 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
Eric Loomis. With out a doubt
said at 12:51 PM on Fri Feb 27 2015
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Eric Loomis is the true Iron man.
said at 11:13 PM on Mon Jan 26 2015
Sticknig with Eric Loomis, though Nolan North is also good.
said at 7:55 AM on Fri Nov 21 2014
I never even heard of Extremis until I looked up Jason's page but I think he's the best Iron man ever
said at 7:40 AM on Mon Nov 17 2014

1) Worden
2) Pasdar
3) Loomis
4) Kenny
5) Vernon

I also liked Kaye, Stanton, Freeman, Griffith, Cox, Mercer and North.
said at 4:20 PM on Fri Nov 14 2014

John Vernon's secret Iron Man technique is quite neat.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:47 PM on Thu Nov 13 2014
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I reckon Troy Baker should get a shot at voicing Iron Man.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:09 AM on Sun Nov 23 2014
@Shaun Ince I'd say give it a year or two. Troy's making his way through the Marvel and DC pantheon of characters. Chances are there'll be a game or an animated special or something where Troy will get a shot. ;)
Shaun Ince
said at 9:11 PM on Sun Nov 30 2014
@TylerMirage Just for the hell of it, if they did cast Troy Baker as Iron Man, they should cast Nolan North as JARVIS. Then it would be the second Marvel character that they would both share.
said at 5:12 AM on Tue Nov 11 2014
My Top 5:

1) Worden
2) Pasdar
3) Vernon
4) Kaye
5) Stanton

I also liked Kenny, Freeman, Griffith, North, Cox and Mercer.
said at 1:17 PM on Tue Sep 23 2014
Don't get me wrong, Matthew has a great performance, but I'm so use to RDJ/Loomis that it seems weird to hear Tony sound more serious.
said at 1:06 PM on Mon Sep 22 2014
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I finally saw Rise of Technovore, and wow, Matthew Mercer is amazing in the role! He pulls off the suave sound pretty well but also nails the emotion and personality perfectly. He reminds me a bit of Marc Worden, except with a voice that isn't quite as deep. My vote still remains with Marc, but Matthew impressed the heck out of me and is my new second place. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of his performance!
said at 6:46 AM on Sun Jul 13 2014
Looking back, I'm starting to like Matthew Mercer more. He has the voice of a cool playboy and millionaire, but can also be a no-nonsense hero.

Of course, I still think U/MVC3 Eric Loomis is a top quality performance too.
said at 12:53 PM on Sun Jul 13 2014
@Fulgore2005 So that's why I'm sticking with Eric.
said at 11:46 PM on Fri Jun 20 2014
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Anyone else think Alan Tudyk or Neal McDonough would be good as Iron Man?
said at 8:54 AM on Sat Jun 21 2014
Definitely Neal!
said at 8:59 AM on Sun Oct 26 2014
Alan would be great. Jim Cummings and Jeff Bennett should voice him too, and Tom Kenny should get a second shot.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:46 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
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I've really gotten use to Adrian as Ironman, he really improved in recent episodes of Avengers Assembled. Not my top favorite but in the top five at least.
I use to really like Loomis but...relistening he can get a bit nasally and while his voice can sound a lot like RDJ he doesn't quite have the same charm as him
said at 10:57 AM on Tue Apr 1 2014
After hearing Mercer in Avengers Confidential, I'm going to give it to him. He's got the right balance of cool, hot-shot and intelligence for Tony. Plus, he sounds a bit like RDJ while still making the role his own, so that'll keep movie fans happy.
said at 2:23 PM on Tue Feb 25 2014
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My favorite is Marc Worden!!!
said at 9:23 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
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My favorite is Eric Loomis; he really sounded alot like Robert Downey Jr. but added his own touch to the character as well. I also like Mark W, John Cygen, and Crispen Freeman.
I didn't like Adrian Pasdar at first, he sounded too "sleazy", but, like Drake Bell's Spider-Man, he really improved later on and his voice has grown on me. Also like Drake Bell, however, they've been using him way too much and now I'm kind of tired of him.
said at 2:12 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
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I think my top 10 for this would have to be:
1-: John Cygan: His voice sounds closest to what I hear for Iron Man in the comics, and the effects makes him a better Iron Man than Tony Stark for me.
2-: Crispin Freeman: Quite fitting for the character, and a worthy successor to John.
3-: Eric Loomis: A very good impersonation of RDJ, he puts a lot of passion into it.
4-: Marc Worden: The effects and deep voice are a nice way of disguising Tony Stark from Iron Man.
5-: David Kaye: Again, the deep voice and thick effects make sense and I enjoy him, but I think it should have been a little higher.
6-: Chris Cox: Shows off his range well, but something about his delivery feels a bit... off.
7-: Nolan North: I love Nolan, and he does a fine job, but that's the same voice he uses for a lot of characters. Nolan's got range, I would like to see him do something a little different with the role if he ever reprises it.
8-:Tom Kane: Great for the older version.
9-: Jason Griffith: He's got the passion in the delivery department, but he sounds too young for the mainstream version he's voicing.
10-: Tom Kenny: Entertaining for the comedic depiction of Iron Man.

Everyone else does a decent job, but Mathew Mercer sounds too downbeat, and Adrian's voice is just way too rough.
said at 1:02 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
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So Nolan has now been Iron-Man and War Machine, Is Rescue next?
said at 5:11 AM on Tue Dec 31 2013
@DravenRoth994 He'll soon voice every game character in existence, man, woman, child or otherwise.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:26 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@DravenRoth994 Or Jarvis?
said at 3:47 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@Music Meister Oh yeah I forgot Jarvis. Yeah he would be great as him too.
said at 3:58 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@DravenRoth994 Maybe the Mandarin, or Happy Hogan, or Obadaiah Stane, or Technovore? the list goes on
said at 6:42 AM on Sun Dec 22 2013
It's a Tie between Loomis and Warden
said at 4:11 PM on Sat Dec 21 2013
Nolan, I like it! Vote stays with Loomis simply for the fact that he sounds very similar to RDJ, but Nolan, as always, is awesome.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 3:11 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
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Naturally, Mr. North gives a smug wisecracker that we all love in Iron Man. Definitely a worthy inclusion.
said at 2:40 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
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Whoa, Nolan does a good job. My vote stays with Eric Loomis though I do agree with LordofEvil that I wouldn't mind hearing Nolan again.
said at 1:32 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
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Nolan's not too bad actually. I wouldn't mind hearing him as Iron Man again.
Lion's Edge
said at 8:28 AM on Tue Dec 17 2013
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Nolan was pretty decent. A bit generic, but good... And a lot more enjoyable than other takes on the character.
said at 7:16 AM on Tue Dec 17 2013
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Although Nolan did alright, I think given his range he could of given a more unique performance.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:14 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
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Nolan's pretty good. Recognizably Nolan North, but hey, it works.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 7:40 AM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@TylerMirage North is easily recognizable when it comes to characters such as Desmond Miles, Nathan Drake, Smokescreen, and Deadpool. No one's complaining there. :)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:47 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
Nolan was alright, nothing remarkable about it though
said at 9:29 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
Since no ones commented on him yet, I thought Nolan North was really solid in that clip
said at 3:50 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
Robert Hay-sounds to high

David Kaye-could have potencial,but to effects are a bit to much,making him sound almost evil.

John Cygan-the voice doesn’t fit and has a awkward way of speaking,he sounds like he’s reading most of his lines

Stephen Stanton-not bad,but again the effects are to heavy

Francis Dialowsky-yeah hes performance is crap,like most of the voice work on that show

Crispin Freeman-he sounds rather fitting,definantly one of the better casting choices in that game

Marc Worden-again with those damn voice effects,but jugging by his voice in Marvel Heores he actually makes a pretty good Iron man,managing to sound suave,slik,kind of arrogant but also heroic.

Eric Loomis-his voice is unique,its very different from the others,sounding higher and more nasally,yet its oddly fitting,it still holds a lot of qualities that I I would associate with iron man.

Jason Giffith-hes voice sounds very off to me,its to young and lack any qualities that would be associated with iron man

Adrian Pasdar-a lot of people hate him,honest ly I don’t get it,sure hes not perfect,but I find him to be a better fit than several of the other Vas on this compare,atoulgh I do agree that hes way overused and constantly shoved down our throats

Chris Cox-hes better than I expected,not the best but still a decent performance

Overall my favorite is Marc Worden,second Eric Loomis,third Crispin Freeman/Chris Cox,and I think Adrian Padar deserves fourth place
said at 9:27 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
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I just don't see the appeal in Eric Loomis as Iron Man. Its simply a Robert Downey Jr impression. There is no presence in his performance. Its quite baffling to me that he is in the lead for the votes. To be honest none of these voice actors really impressed me but Adrian Pasdar, Adrian Petriw, Robert Hays, David Kaye, Matthew Mercer,Jason Griffith & John Vernon were all fairly competent and stood out as the most effective out of the pack.
said at 9:08 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE I respect your opinion but the reason why people like him is because he had a great performance and the voice fits. Also it isn't a Robert Downey Jr impression it is his natural voice.
The Doctor
said at 12:45 AM on Tue Dec 17 2013
@IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE While there's nothing special in his performance in clip presented, he did really dam good job in EMH.
said at 5:10 PM on Mon Dec 2 2013
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I've imagined Iron Man to have a deep, suave voice that can sound both powerful and heroic, with some intelligence and attitude too, of course. This VC is too big for me to have the patience to tackle very one of them, so here's my thoughts on just a few.

David Kaye - Very close to my ideal sound. He does a deep, intelligent voice with inflection that I really like. He's my current favorite.

Marc Worden - I really like this one too. The voice is quite suave, powerful, and it does make him sound pretty cool, but his inflection bores me just a bit.

Matthew Mercer - My third place. I like him quite a bit too and he gives a great performance from what I can tell in this clip, but I think he sounds a bit young.

Eric Loomis... he gives a decent performance, but he's never fit into my idea of Iron Man. His higher, nasally voice and accent get on my nerves, to be honest.
said at 8:23 AM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Okay, I know this is extremely soon to change my vote (the very next stinking day), but I am indeed changing my vote to Marc Warden. After listening to his Marvel Heroes clip he sounds much less flat, the effects were perfect, and I just think he sounds great.
said at 10:50 PM on Sun Feb 23 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I'm watching Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United right now... and I like Adrian Pasdar's Iron Man! :D Yeah, his voice isn't as deep as I'd prefer for the character, but he gives enthusiastic, fun acting and it makes me kind of sad to see people hating on him. I'm also pretty sure I like him more than Eric Loomis. Yep, I just said that. :P
said at 1:13 AM on Mon Feb 24 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I really like how he makes Stark sound like a snooty rich guy. While I do like Eric Loomis as well, I think he gets that across much better than Loomis ever did.

He's not my favourite since there are a few things that still get in the way of his performance IMO, but I don't entirely see why he gets so much hate.

Also...what a coincidence, I just watched that movie yesterday.
Lion's Edge
said at 8:15 AM on Mon Nov 11 2013
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Still not a fan of Padsar's, to be honest, even after better scripts and direction (Lego Marvel Super Heroes, for example). I dunno, it just... doesn't sound right for Tony.

He is improving but I still don't feel like he is the best, and wouldn't mind if they'd let him step down for a bit so that we could hear a new Iron Man. This Avengers anime might allow that... I hope.

Vote remains with Eric Loomis, with Chris Cox and Crispin Freeman close behind still.
said at 8:44 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
I honestly don't mind Pasdar as Iron Man, I feel he has improved somewhat in Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but he probably won't be in my top 5. I do wish they would give him a break though, and let someone else take a crack at Iron Man or Tony. I really liked Matthew Mercer and feel he should get another chance, as well as Chris Cox. My vote overall goes to Eric Loomis.
said at 4:33 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
I say this,i personally dont like it when iron man has his voice arteficially deepened when his in his armor,it just makes him less human and more robotic witch i dont like,so Marc Worden and David Kaye are out

My favorite is ,no suprise,Eric Loomis

Adrian Pasdar,he is honestly better in Avengers Assemble,than he is in this anime recording,his not great but decent in my opinion

Most of the other kind of sound generic to me
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said at 9:22 AM on Sun Nov 10 2013
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said at 10:07 AM on Wed Nov 6 2013
Some of these actors are not what I pictured Iron Man to sound like.

My favourite has 2 be Eric with his awesome Robert Downey Jr. impression with Adrian a close 2nd.
said at 11:24 AM on Mon Nov 18 2013
A friend asked me one time when I showed him this site "Why Adrian a close 2nd, he's not that great?"

I said "He's being voicing Iron Man in a lot of recent media so i'm really getting used to hearing his voice."
said at 7:30 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
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If Robert Downey Jr. voice-acted the character, I get the feeling he'd win the vote by a landslide.
said at 10:48 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@mdalsted - Technically he DID voice Tony Stark in the first Iron Man game. But for some reason he didn't voice him when he was in the suit. Never did get that.
said at 6:10 PM on Tue Oct 15 2013
This is gonna sound completely random, but I think Jonathan Frakes could make a great Iron Man.
said at 2:49 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
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Eric Loomis, Marc Worden, Chris Cox, David Kaye, Stephen Stanton, Crispin Freeman, and Robert Hays are all top notch. My vote's for Loomis, though.
said at 5:35 PM on Thu Sep 12 2013
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I really like both Eric Loomis and Marc Worden.

What bugs me about Adrian Pasdar isn't so much his performance, but Marvel continuing to shove him into all their shows. What's even weirder is that Marvel nowadays is clearly trying to ride off of the success of the Avengers movie, so wouldn't it make sense if they'd kept Loomis (who pretty much is the closest to having RDJ in the shows and games) since they're changing a lot of other things to more resemble Whedon's super-hit team up?
said at 12:07 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Agreed. It really pisses me off that they think they have to do that. I hate how they canned EMH only to start up another avengers series closer to the movie versions of the charachters. The movie's take on them wasnt even ideal imo. Hawkeye (my favorite character) looked way cooler in EMH than he does in Assemble.
said at 1:03 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@atlien - I think for the movie universe, the character portrayals were perfectly fine (though Clint DID get the shortest end of the arrow) but they don't have to apply it to EVERY adaptation.

It's like how Batman fans complain when the newest Batman show is nothing like Batman TAS: if every show was like that it'd have no identity (Which is one of the many reasons why I love Beware, but that's a topic for another day).

But back to Iron Man: if that was their ideology, to make it more like the Whedon film, they could have just brought back Loomis as oppose to Pasdar (who sounds nothing like RDJ). That being said, I also think Loomis did much more with the character than Pasdar. Yes Loomis was at first just a RDJ knock-off, and one could argue he still is, but he seemed to put enough into it to make the role his own IMO.
said at 6:28 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
@HyperVoiceActing That's the problem with Marvel nowadays. They keep trying to jam voices that we do not think are all that good into our ears.
said at 10:47 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@Comicfan117 - Well that's debatable. I think Drake Bell is actually a pretty good Spider-Man, he just has very bad material to work with. You could really hear his potential in the episodes of Avengers: EMH he appeared in.

The same could be said for Adrian's Iron Man, but I just prefer Eric's
said at 10:55 AM on Sun Oct 20 2013
@HyperVoiceActing I respect your opinion
said at 5:57 AM on Sun Dec 1 2013
@Comicfan117 and Drake's voice does sound better for the character with better material
said at 10:53 AM on Sun Dec 1 2013
@HyperVoiceActing Yeah Drake does sound decent
said at 3:43 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
I'm torn between David Kaye, John Cygan, and Marc Worden.
said at 7:32 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
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I find it funny how every person is completely hating on Adrian Pasdar, when I feel that in a few months, everyone's going to be taking back what they're saying about him. Because I really don't mind him as Iron Man at all, I actually think he's quite good, even if he is inconsistent at times.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:37 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@skeletonking1234 I'm not gonna' lie, I was one of the "Pasdar is the worst"-guys, ha ha. I really, really didn't like him. But over time, I've warmed up to his performance as Tony/Iron Man.
said at 6:40 PM on Sat Aug 31 2013
I personally don't mind Adrian that much myself, though I do have to agree with the majority that he isn't one of the better IM voices, and I do wish they'd let some of the other previous VAs reprise the role more often; it does seem that Marvel is trying to shoehorn Adrian into practically EVERY single one of their shows/games these days. ._.
said at 6:34 PM on Wed Sep 4 2013
@pokemastanumba1 Well they did have Marc Worden reprise his role as Iron man in Marvel Heroes
Lion's Edge
said at 6:53 PM on Sat Jul 13 2013
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I honestly have to vote for Eric Loomis... but I am mostly judging this for his performance in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. He had a sort of RDJ-like feel to him, but he also expressed so much emotion with the character. Anger, pain, a sense of failure, pride, triumph; he made Iron Man truly feel like a worthy leader of the Avengers throughout the series.

I also REALLY like Marc Worden, Crispin Freeman and Chris Cox in the role.

Adrian Padsar... Marvel, why must you keep recasting him? His performances are just so... inconsistent and unfitting for Tony Stark. He doesn't have the traits that I affiliate with Tony Stark, he just feels really... flat to me. He doesn't express as much emotion as other Iron Man actors have, and that is a huge problem for me.

Now, if I were to cast any new actors in the role, I've got two ideal men who I think could really rock the role, and make their own in a new way from Robert Downey Jr's...

1) Quinton Flynn: After listening to his KHII Axel voice, I realized that it was that sort of confidence and emotional range that would make a great Tony Stark/Iron Man. He can get angry, he can express sorrow, he can nail the confident, lax aura of Stark; it'd certainly be an interesting take to see.

2) Troy Baker: I know the man is in nigh everything, but he does have a sort of Marc Worden feel to him. Like Quinton, he has a great emotional range as well and can execute the many different traits and quirks of Tony Stark, if given the chance.

...At least, I'm sure these two men would be better than Padsar's...
Lion's Edge
said at 9:22 AM on Thu Oct 17 2013
WOW, five Shout Outs for this one post? I... am genuinely surprised...
said at 12:42 AM on Mon Jul 1 2013
I'd have to go with Crispin freeman, robert hays or marc worden and i really don't think adrian pasdars that bad (eric loomis sounds like jack black)
said at 11:09 PM on Tue Jul 2 2013
@spencermalley935 I think Eric acted the part better than Adrian has so far. Not only does he have the personality down pat, when the character was in serious pain, I felt it. His screams of pain felt genuine.
said at 11:34 AM on Sun Jul 7 2013
@VctrBnsn I'm not saying he does the part badly, I just don't understand why so many people consider him to be Iron Man's Kevin Conroy. I simply preferred the the 3 actors i listed.
said at 3:12 PM on Sun Jul 7 2013
@spencermalley935 Probably because of Avengers Earths Mightiest Heroes. He had good material, and he acted the part well. But personally, my favorite is Marc Worden, and I'm glad he was able to reprise his role in Marvel Heroes.
said at 2:00 PM on Fri Jul 12 2013
@VctrBnsn I like marc worden too and i like that he made the character his own rather imitating RDJ
said at 3:24 PM on Fri Jul 12 2013
@spencermalley935 Well, he came out before RDJ so that helps.
said at 11:40 AM on Sun Jun 23 2013
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I do love Eric Loomis as Iron Man, but does anyone think in a future animated Iron Man movie Nathan Fillion should take a shot at voicing Iron Man?
said at 7:17 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@LordofEvil96 Oh my god, that is genius.
said at 8:43 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster Of course it is. And he'd probably be a hell of a lot better than the abomination that is Adrian Pasdar.
said at 10:09 AM on Tue Jun 25 2013
@LordofEvil96 Yeah, Nathan's got that charm to his voice that Stark should have. I totally agree
said at 10:11 AM on Tue Jun 25 2013
@Lpfan120 Not to mention he could also pull off the a-holish side of Iron Man as well.
said at 11:03 PM on Tue Jul 2 2013
@Lpfan120 When did you think of this? I posted that same idea on the Iron Man Dream Cast section in the forums a while back. I have a feeling this is a case of 'great minds think alike'.
said at 11:04 PM on Tue Jul 2 2013
@Lpfan120 I'm sorry, that comment was meant for LordofEvil96.
said at 11:06 PM on Tue Jul 2 2013
@LordofEvil96 I had the same idea!!! I posted it on the Iron Man Dream Cast forum a while back. It was my idea of what the cast would be if Andrea Romano was voice directing an Iron Man project.
said at 9:34 PM on Wed Jul 3 2013
@VctrBnsn I do indeed suppose great minds think alike. But the reason why I think Nathan could do an awesome job as Iron Man is after hearing him as Hal Jordan. He does have a sense of power with Hal Jordan, and I think he could do just a good job with bringing it to Iron Man.
said at 6:32 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@LordofEvil96 I agree, but a bit harsh
said at 7:41 AM on Sat Jun 22 2013
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Eric Loomis is excellent as Iron Man. He has my vote. Would have liked for RDJ to be in this VC, but oh well.

In a side note, Marvel seriously needs to stop casting Adrian as the character. IMO, his performance keeps getting worse and worse. But then again, Marvel's recent animation work has been of the "flush down the toilet" quality.
said at 6:32 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@Fulgore2005 Like the career of Adam Sandler
said at 12:00 AM on Sun Jun 9 2013
For me the best is Eric Loomis. He has Iron Man's personality down perfectly and the voice itself is really good. (also, it's not an RDJ impression for those who are unaware, it's his actual voice). Worst would have to be Chris Britton.
said at 4:34 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
Eric Loomis is amazing and gets my vote
said at 2:15 PM on Wed Jun 5 2013
David Kaye is #1

Eric Lookis is #2

Crispin Freeman is #3 and

I don't like adrian pasdar,francis diakowsky, and mathew mercer
said at 6:26 PM on Mon May 20 2013
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Am I the only one likes Adrian Pasdar? Sure He's not the best to voice Iron Man, but he's certainly not the worst. To me the worst is Chris Britton.
said at 5:52 PM on Tue May 21 2013
@WWEFAN12ization On Second thought, the worst is Francis Diakowsky.
said at 11:02 PM on Fri Jun 28 2013
@WWEFAN12ization The Best is definitely Eric Loomis.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:12 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@WWEFAN12ization I'm definitely warming up to Adrian. He's not my favourite, but I definitely don't hate his performance(s) like I used to.
said at 3:11 AM on Sun May 19 2013
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I personally prefer the more serious Iron Man, so I'm going to go with Matthew Mercer.
said at 6:06 AM on Sat Jun 1 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster Changing my vote to Robert Hays, though I still like Matthew Mercer.
said at 9:02 PM on Sat Jun 22 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster Another opinion switch, I'm going with Marc Worden.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:15 PM on Fri May 17 2013
When I first heard Adrian's Iron Man he just seemed kind of meh to me, not bad, but not noteworthy. Now every time I hear him he sounds worse and worse to me. Please Marvel, find someone else. Just Eric Loomis would be nice.
said at 11:33 AM on Wed May 1 2013
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Saw the trailer and gameplay for the new Lego Marvel video game. Adrian is back as Iron Man. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh well, even if Marvel is shoving him down our throats, at least they are not pushing Drake Bell as Spider-Man in the game like I was afraid of. It sounds like James Arnold Taylor in the gameplay.
said at 7:40 PM on Thu May 2 2013
@VctrBnsn Yeah, I believe it is James Arnold Taylor.
said at 9:30 PM on Thu May 2 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 If not Josh Keaton, he is the next best logical choice. I'm just really glad Marvel isn't forcing Drake into everything, even if they did feel like they had to in EMH.

And I guess Adrian does make sense, because by the time the game is released, Avengers Assemble would already be airing.
said at 9:47 PM on Wed Apr 24 2013
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Jeff Bennett as Iron Man anyone? I can see him pulling off both Tony Stark and Iron Man. Him or Nolan North.
said at 4:57 PM on Fri Apr 26 2013
@risingson Interesting choice. What was your inspiration?
said at 5:29 PM on Fri Apr 26 2013
@VctrBnsn Hearing him as T.O.Morrow and Red Tornado on Young Justice actually. He's able to pull off the arrogant inventor and the serious hero seamlessly. Plus he's a great actor.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:39 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
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John Vernon- I know poeple don't like hsio performance but I do. Yeah it's kinda sterotypical hero voice but his performance and acting is good so he gets a pass.

Robert Hays- Really good. He has the charm that I feel Ironman needs but still has the power that's needed. He also did the obssessive side really well and didn't seem to over do it. His one liners were funny but his serious moments were really good, even if the show wasn't the best it at least had good voice work.

David Kaye- A bit too deep than what I want from Ironman plus I haven't seen the episode so I don't know how well he is at lighter scenes. I will say his voice had the power but that's it. I think David could do better in the role.

Tom Kane- I get that he's older TOny but still he should have a sense of oringal TOny, the charming yet a-hole and I don't feel that from Tom. THough he didn't get much time as Ironman so I won't be too harsh.

Adrian Petriw- I feel his performance is underrated, it's very good. know poeple get turned off by kid versions of adult characters but Adrian was very good as Young Ironman. He did a nice touch of slightly differing his voice (his Ironman is slightly deeper) and he had the comical/charming part of Ironman without coming off cheesey but the power that fit for serious/dramtic moments. He reminds me of a young version of Robert Hays' Ironman.

Tom Kenny- It's a different version of Ironman and whole it isn't bad...it does feel like a miscast. He has some elements of Ironman but I'd still put Tom pretty low on the list.

John Cygan- Not bad, I like the thick effects and he does fit the personality but nothing I'd call outstanding.

Stephen Stanton- An acceptable RDJ impression, that's all I can say.

Francis Diakowsky- Kinda generic but maybe if I heard more I'd have a different opinion.

Crispin Freeman- Surprisingly good, he had the charm but a-hole personality but sounded powerful and fit for moments where Ironman was in charge and commanding.

Marc Worden- While it's deep I don't mind it like David's, he has the power but his comical and serious moments felt very natural. It was good.

Chris Burton- Pretty generic.

Eric Loomis- It's odd to think of him as 'impersonating RDJ' when he just naturally sounds like him but in Earth's Mightiest Heroes he does seem like he's trying to do his own thing and he does well. He's a charming a-hole but sounds liek some one you don't want to mess with.

Jason Griffith- I'm surprised, I haven't seen a lot of Jason's work but he sounds really good. Grant it from the clip he doesn't really sound very jokey but I know he cna be plus he sounds very powerful. I'm impressed.

Adrian Pasdar- He's...meh. First off he's inconstant so that's the first thing but he doesn't do badly. There are times where he sounds good but other times he has werid delivery. I will say he was better in Ultimate Spiderman but he shouldn't be reprising his role as much.

Chris Cox- It sounds very different from his Hawkeye and he has the charm and ego of Ironman but I didn't get a sense of power that much. He's rather okay but could be better.

Mathew Mercer- I haven't seen the movie but he sounds okay, a bit like Crispin Freeman but he sounds a bit too serious for my taste.

Overal my top picks are; Robert Hays, Adrian Petriw, Crispin Freeman, Marc Worden, Jason Griffon and Eric Loomis
said at 1:01 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
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Next to Eric Loomis, Matthew is easily one of the best actors as Iron man, I liked his take a lot, Eric still has my vote though.
said at 10:22 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
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Matt Mercer is good but I like Eric Loomis more.
said at 10:14 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
I have to go with Marc Worden. Eric Loomis really does nothing for me, even in MvC3.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:31 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
Matthew Mercer reminds me of Crispin Freeman's Iron Man. Not too bad.
said at 3:39 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
Granted, I haven't seen the movie yet, but Matt Mercer doesn't really sound like how I picture Iron Man sounding.
said at 1:07 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
Jason Griffith & Matt Mercer.... geez, that's a tough one!
said at 5:35 AM on Mon May 13 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Actually, now that I think about it....

Griffith's better as Tony Stark.
While Mercer's better as Iron Man.
said at 10:57 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
Robert Hays - My first Iron Man. I think his voice still holds up, he was just put in a kinda mediocre series.
David Kaye - I really enjoyed his performance as Iron Man. I would like to hear him again, but Marvel seems to play favorites when it comes to voice actors.
Tom Kenny - He`s always fun to listen to, and this performance was no exception.
John Cygan - A good performance overall.
Stephan Stanton - Ditto.
Crispin Freeman - Different, but it works.
Marc Worden - I dont think this clip does him justice, but I think he is one of the best of Iron Mans VAs.
Eric Loomis - At first I thought he sounded to light(used to Marc Wordens deep voice), but now I love him. He gives Tony so much personality in AEMH. I`m gonna miss him as Iron Man.
Jason Griffoth - Surprisingly good.
Adrian Pasdar - Aahh, Marvels current favorite Iron Man voice actor. Sometimes, he doesnt sound too bad, but other times(like in the Iron Man/Hulk movie trailer), he sounds horrible!
Chris Cox - Better than Adrian, not as good as Loomis. I say he`s somewhere in the middle.
said at 8:22 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@VctrBnsn Matthew Mercer - I think he's pretty good. I have to agree with Nightmare Crusher that it sounds a lot like Crispin Freeman's take. Matt should do Iron Man in the new Avengers series instead of Adrian.
said at 9:16 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
Damn why do people not like Adrian so much I don't think he is all that bad hell I think he is pretty good I got the feeling people are to stuck with RDJ
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:59 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@SLEDGERAID I think he's inconstant, I think he's okay but not the best
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:02 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@SLEDGERAID Yeah, we don't like Adrian because we're too stuck on Robert Downey Jr.. That's why RDJ has so many votes on this poll- Oh wait... :p

I just don't care for Adrian's take, personally. Doesn't mean I want everything to be RDJ-related. ;)
said at 10:59 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@SLEDGERAID The voice doesn't fit Tony or Iron Man. It fits someone like Nick Fury.
said at 4:37 AM on Wed Mar 6 2013
@TylerMirage Hold up I musta been drunk or something when last I saw this page u mean to tell me RDJ was never on this page? MAN DAMN... sorry peeps for the punk assery of mine
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:09 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@SLEDGERAID Ha ha, no worries, man.
said at 5:19 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
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Marvel should get rid of Adrian hire Chris even if it his Hawkeye the voice still works. If not him then Eric Loomis.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:42 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
@pete Get ANYONE other than Adrian. ;)
said at 6:41 PM on Mon Apr 15 2013
@TylerMirage Adrian was on Heroes and Jeph lobe wrote the show for 2 seasons and got fired in Season 3 for budget issues and creative reasons. If we get rid of Loeb the problem is solved.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:28 PM on Mon Apr 15 2013
@So the problem goes back to Loeb, who is only still around because of Joe Quesada. I'm pretty sure that every single problem with Marvel can be traced back to Quesada.
said at 6:11 AM on Wed Apr 17 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Yup, pretty much.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:17 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
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I think Chris Cox does a fantastic Ironman, if for some reason he can't reprise Hawkeye then he ahould reprise Ironman
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:59 PM on Mon Feb 18 2013
Chris Cox added.
said at 2:00 PM on Sun Jan 6 2013
On second though I'm going with Eric Loomis as Iron Man. I'm going to miss him as the voice of Iron Man.

2nd would be Marc Worden since he was the first voice I ever heard for Iron Man.

3rd is David Kaye, I'd like to see him take another crack at the role again.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:31 AM on Thu Oct 25 2012
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Can't believe i haven't commented on this yet. D:

David Kaye and Marc Worden get my top votes.

I think most of them do a pretty good Iron Man, though some are better as Tony rather than Iron Man and vice-versa. For example, I think Eric Loomis makes a great Tony Stark, but a mediocre Iron Man. I know it sounds weird, but that's what I think.

I honestly don't get the appeal of Adrian Pasdar though. I'm not saying he's awful, I just don't think he's anything special, as either Tony OR Iron Man.
said at 4:56 PM on Sat Oct 6 2012
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All of them are pretty good in their own ways, I feel that John Cygan would be a better older Iron Man while Jason Griffith would be a better younger one but they are good nonetheless. I would have to say though that Eric Loomis is the best because he really sounds like a millionaire.
said at 2:13 PM on Sat Oct 6 2012
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We Need Nolan North as Iron Man.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:31 AM on Thu Oct 25 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 That would really be cool. North could definitely pull off the suave, pompous Tony, but also the tough and gruff Iron Man.
said at 7:34 PM on Mon Sep 24 2012
The best is Eric Loomis. The worst is definitely Adrian Pasdar.
said at 8:39 PM on Sat Oct 13 2012
I don't like Eric Loomis the most because he sounds like Robert Downey Jr. I just really like his Iron Man.
said at 9:20 PM on Mon Oct 15 2012
dude you gotta admit...
John Vernon and Tom kenny are ALOT worse
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:59 PM on Fri Aug 31 2012
Why do we have separate compares for Tony Stark and Iron Man? Anyway, I pick Eric Loomis.
said at 6:25 PM on Thu Sep 20 2012
@Nightmare Crusher Because Tony Stark doesn't appear in Marvel vs. Capcom or Marvel Super Hero Squad. Only Iron Man does. One appearing doesn't always mean that the other necessarily will.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:15 PM on Thu Sep 20 2012
@Dannybee92 And that matters why? We don't have different compares for Bruce Wayne and Batman or Peter Parker and Spider-Man.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:22 PM on Thu Sep 20 2012
@Nightmare Crusher It's primarily because Iron Man usually has a filter effect applied to his voice, while Tony doesn't, thus leading to drastically different voices. As well, some actors have voiced Tony, but not Iron Man, or vice versa.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:24 PM on Thu Sep 20 2012
@NCZ That does make more sense. I actually thought it might have been due to filter effects.
said at 3:32 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@Dannybee92 Neither in Ultimate Alliance 1.
said at 9:34 PM on Sun Aug 12 2012
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MvC3 Eric Loomis.
said at 2:20 PM on Sat Jul 14 2012
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Aww man this is a tough one..... Their's so many great choices here.

It's a three way tie between Eric Loomis, David Kaye and Marc Worden. Though Crispin Freeman, Adrian Pasdar, Stephen Stanton did a great job too.

Tom Kenny and Adrian Petriew were great too even if they aren't the most accurate of depictions.

If I we're to pick a winner I'l go with Marc Worden.
said at 2:21 PM on Sat Jul 14 2012

On Second Thought I'l go with David Kaye.
said at 2:30 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
Most of them don't sound superhero enough . My choices would be. They reflect Ironman's character the most:
1. Marc Worden
2. David Kaye
said at 2:18 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
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1. Eric Loomis. He gets my vote for his MVC3 performance, not because he is impersonating Robert Downey JR. but his acting was great and I loved the effects added to his voice.

2. David Kaye. Now he really surprised me, Kaye really gives Iron man that strong and heroic voice. Only problem is his voice sounds a little too dark for Iron man.

I also liked Marc Worden, Crispen Freeman and Robert Hays too.
said at 2:56 PM on Tue Feb 19 2013
@Torak Chris Cox makes a great Iron man, you can tell it's RDJ inspired a little and it's not like he's trying to impersonate him or anything, defiantly better than Pasder. :)
said at 2:53 PM on Sun May 20 2012
1. Eric Loomis
2. Crispin Freeman
3. David Kaye
4. Marc Worden
5. Robert Hays
said at 8:55 PM on Fri May 18 2012
It's between MarcWorden & Eric Loomes
said at 7:28 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
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My personal favorites are Robert Hays, Eric Loomis and Adrian Pasdar. Pasdar REALLY surprised me. I was very impressed with his work.
said at 4:33 PM on Tue Apr 3 2012
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1. Eric Loomis (not because he sounds like RDJ, I could really careless if he did, I just think he really sounds like a millionaire playboy inventor)
2. Crispin Freeman (my favorite before I heard Loomis)
3. Robert Hays
4. Jason Griffith
5. David Kaye
said at 9:01 PM on Tue Jan 10 2012
I like Stephen Stranton. I think Everyone else just says Looms cause he sounds like Robert Downey jr, but Iron Man had a voice long before that movie was made.
said at 7:42 AM on Thu Dec 1 2011
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Eric Loomis for Iron Man. I know a lot of people say he's emulating Robert Downey, Jr., but tt's just that he sounds like him--Marvel posted an interview with him a while back and it turns out that that's his actual normal voice, so he just sounds a lot like him.

Speaking of RDJ, I wonder why he also didbn't voice Tony in armor in the first game, given he did reprise the role of Tony out of the armor for it.

That said, Robert Hays, Crispin Freeman, John Cygan, and Marc Worden are pretty good, too. Tom Kane was good in Next Avengers and Adrian Petriw is good in Armored Adventures, though I don't care for the deaging of the character.
said at 1:04 AM on Tue Feb 14 2012
@Anicomicgeek I'm guessing they wanted the voice more robotic or he didn't have time to do all his lines and only recorded Tony Stark's since Iron Man probably had more dialogue than Tony Stark.
said at 7:18 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013

Chris Cox and Matthrew Mercer are good, but I stilll think that Eric Loomis is better, so I'll stick with him.
said at 12:50 PM on Mon Oct 10 2011
Remember also that the Iron Man suit in the films was CGI so I think that although he also did live action scenes Robert Downey Jr. should be there.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:20 PM on Mon Oct 10 2011
@BlankSlate The part was mostly live-action, so he can't be included.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:21 PM on Thu Aug 4 2011
Adrian Pasdar now added
said at 2:01 PM on Fri Jun 10 2011
After listening to Francis Diakowsky's performance, he reminds me of Dan Green.
said at 1:46 PM on Wed May 25 2011
Eric sounds a lot like Downey Jr. and just sounds really good anyway. But I also love Robert Hays and he is who grew up with in the show and on Spidey, he was really excellent and he's my #1 followed by Eric. Jason Griffith sounded quite cool too.
said at 6:26 PM on Thu Mar 3 2011
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I like Eric Loomis the best he sounds just like Robert Downey, Jr and I think this voice style fits both Tony Stark and Iron Man well just like Robert Hays did when he had the role since Iron Man should NOT sound deep and gruff like the Hulk or Thing or sound like a robot both Hays and Loomis nails the character profile of both Iron Man and Tony Stark the best. I hope more work comes Eric Loomis way in Iron Man or in other voice work. Let's hope we get a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DVD movie like we got a comic book.
said at 8:35 PM on Sat Aug 25 2012
@loomp There's actually a collector's edition of MvC3 that comes with a few added bonuses such as a comic book, though I'm not sure if any of it has additional voice acting (it REALLY should though).
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:40 PM on Thu Oct 21 2010
Jason Griffith now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:35 PM on Tue May 4 2010
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Eric Loomis now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:09 PM on Thu Mar 18 2010
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@ jonhardwick

That's kind of harsh I think they all did good work.

But if you want my opinion on who acted least like the character I'd say Tom Kenny's version.

Though to be fair The Super Hero Squad Show is targeted towards young children so all the characters act a little silly and childish.

Tom Kenny still a fantastic voice actor veteran though. :)
said at 4:07 AM on Sun Jun 19 2011
@Jackson_H I completely agree here. Tom Kenny's voice for Iron Man just didn't cut it. That's not his fault though; The Super Hero Squad Show sucks and is an absolute disgrace to the rest of the Marvel Universe.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 1:49 PM on Mon Jan 18 2010
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I suppose I could but all the voices would kind of sound the same as these voices, they wouldn't have that robotic filter thing.

Only voices that would sound a little different are:
Crispin Freeman
Adrian Petriw
David Kaye
Marc Worden

I'll ask the other admins about this :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:39 PM on Wed Jan 13 2010
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yep apparently so :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 10:58 AM on Wed Jan 13 2010
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I believe Robert Downey Jr. will actually voice Iron Man this time for the Iron Man 2 video game. When it's available I'll make sure to add him too. :)
said at 3:45 PM on Tue Jan 12 2010
Crispin Freeman FTW
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:44 PM on Tue Jan 12 2010
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Who do you think has been the best from these Iron Man voice actors?
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