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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Absorbing Man with sound clips and images.
The Absorbing Man (real name Carl "Crusher" Creel) is a former boxer and criminal who became the Absorbing Man by drinking a magical potion made by the Asgardian god Loki. The Absorbing Man has the ability to take on the properties of anything he touches; he is capable of absorbing gas, liquids, solids, and even energy sources.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Sun Sep 5 2010, 36 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, UltimateCharm, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The Incredible Hulk (1996) (1996)
Absorbing Man / Crusher CreelJim Cummings
Jim Cummings
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
Absorbing Man / Crusher CreelOliver Becker
Oliver Becker
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Absorbing Man / Crusher CreelRick D Wasserman
Rick D Wasserman
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
Absorbing ManDavid Hope
David Hope
Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
Absorbing Man / Crusher CreelJonathan Adams
Jonathan Adams
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Absorbing ManUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor

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said at 6:47 PM on Thu Feb 19 2015
1) ? (UVA)
2) Rick D. Wasserman
3) Jim Cummings
4) Oliver Becker
5) David Hope
6) Jonathan Adams
said at 2:31 PM on Tue Feb 24 2015
1) Len Carlson? (UVA)
2) Rick D. Wasserman
3) Jim Cummings
4) Oliver Becker
5) David Hope
6) Jonathan Adams
said at 6:30 AM on Wed Nov 12 2014
My Top 5:

1) Cummings
2) Wasserman
3) Becker
4) Hope
5) Adams
Polyester Funk
said at 11:55 PM on Fri Jul 4 2014
I think all of them are pretty good, except for the UVA who sounds like Popeye. But, my favorite is Rick Wasserman. He sounds very tough and threatening. He also sounds a lot like Clancy Brown here.

Jonathan Adams is a pretty close second. I like that he did something different than the voice he normally uses. That voice is awesome, but I don't think it would fit Absorbing Man.
said at 3:17 AM on Thu Jun 19 2014
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Jonathan Adams is awesome in the role. He brings a great amount of power and energy into the role.
said at 12:45 PM on Thu Feb 13 2014
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I wonder if James Remar would make a good Absorbing Man?
said at 11:18 AM on Mon Nov 3 2014
He would.
said at 2:03 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
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My vote goes to Jonahan Adams and Rick Wasserman
said at 7:20 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
Sure hope the actual John DiMaggio does him soon not just impersonators.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:13 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@pete Don't know about you, but I really don't think that "being a John DiMaggio impersonator" was high on any VA or voice director's priority for any of these titles... the fact that David Hope sounds like John does not equal "the voice compare has some John impersonators".
said at 3:16 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@TylerMirage Best word I can think of. Unless of David is an alias for John. Should have just said sound-alikes.
said at 8:04 PM on Sat Nov 16 2013
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Absorbing Man is apparently popeye according to the UVA
said at 12:02 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
At first, I thought Jonathan Adams was Scott McNeil for a second.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:55 PM on Thu Nov 14 2013
@Troodon2 Quesada/Loeb would never base any of their acting in Vancouver, so that would've been unlikely anyway.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:48 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Troodon2 It *does* sound like McNeil at the beginning, I'll give you that.
said at 7:19 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Troodon2 More like John DiMaggio.
said at 7:55 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@CatsTuxedo He did voices for Mucha Lucha and El Tigre.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 8:11 PM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@Troodon2 A good part of the cast for Mucha Lucha was based in Vancouver anyway, and I'm not finding anything about Scott being in El Tigre in any form.
said at 1:49 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@CatsTuxedo Could be a credits goof.
said at 12:44 AM on Sat May 17 2014
@Troodon2 To me, he sounded a bit like Clancy Brown at times.
said at 7:01 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
I'm gonna go with Rick Wasserman.
said at 6:59 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
Jonathan is good but I prefer Rick D Wasserman.
said at 6:47 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
Rick is still my fav, but Jonathan is very interesting. Glad he didn't go for his normal Atrocitus/Kang/Vaatu voice, even though I love that voice.
said at 6:22 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
Jonathan is really good and catches the gruff voice of Absorbing man really well, but I still feel Rick did the much more interesting performance. One I feel rick sounds extremely menacing and his deep voice fits the thug so well, plus it's hard not to find that one of the most intimidating voices ever.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:11 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
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Jonathan is m new favorite. This is a nice change of pace for him, his New York accent is well done and has the power in his voice. Plus he had a good amount of energy for the role.
said at 10:10 AM on Mon Nov 12 2012
Rick D Wasserman is my favorite.
said at 2:07 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
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At the very beginning, Rick Wasserman sounded like Peter Cullen. At the end he sounded like Clacy brown's Mr. Krabs
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:39 PM on Sat Aug 11 2012
1. Rick Wasserman- He got the deep gruff and menacing voice that fits Absorbing Man, I wish he tryed a New York accent like Jim and Oliver but that's my only complaint.

2. Jim Cummings- Not as deep or gruff but fits for the mobster style they were going for Crusher and the accent fits really well. It was threatening and tough.

3. Oliver Becker- Should have been gruffer but the deepness and accent fits but isn't really menacing enough.

4. David Hope- Not bad but needed some gruffness and maybe an accent would have helped. Or maybe just more lines would have been better.
said at 9:07 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
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Is it me or does David Hope sound like John Dimaggio?
said at 2:04 PM on Sat Sep 8 2012
@pete He does.
said at 10:42 PM on Sat Jun 16 2012
Oh, man, all three sound fitting as Crusher, but Rick D. Wasserman's gotta be my top pick. Though I like Jim Cummings and Oliver Becker also as him.
said at 9:46 AM on Fri Apr 20 2012
Gonna go with Rick D. Wasserman for Absorbing Man, though Jim Cummings was also good.
said at 10:56 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012

I gotta echo what pete said about David Hope sounding like John DiMaggio. He's good, but I still think Wasserman was better.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:54 PM on Thu Oct 14 2010
Rick Wasserman now added!

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Who do you think has been the best from these Absorbing Man voice actors?
Jim Cummings
Oliver Becker
Rick D Wasserman
David Hope
Jonathan Adams
Unknown Voice Actor