Grim Reaper
Marvel Universe Marvel Universe

Grim Reaper

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Grim Reaper with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Marvel Universe

Grim Reaper is a Marvel Comics supervillain who first appeared in The Avengers #52 May (1968). Eric Williams was considered the black sheep of the Williams family and grew up to be a gambler and professional criminal, eventually becoming a member of the Maggia. When his younger brother Simon (as Wonder Man) supposedly died at the hands of the Avengers, Eric swore revenge on them. With contacts from the Maggia, he hires the Tinkerer for his plot and he builds on his right arm a scythe which can cut through almost anything and can fire energy blasts and electricity shocks. The scythe also contained a device created by Ultron that could put any person into a coma. Eric then takes the pseudonym Grim Reaper and nearly defeats the Avengers on his first outing, but was defeated by the Black Panther. He then forms the Lethal Legion with the likes of the Living Laser, Man-Ape, and the Swordsman and the group fought the Avengers, but they were defeated by the Vision. The Grim Reaper has remained a constant threat to the Avengers ever since.
Created by UltimateCharm on Aug 6 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
Grim ReaperUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
Grim ReaperRick D Wasserman
Rick D Wasserman
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Grim ReaperLance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Grim ReaperRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith
Marvel Heroes (2013)
Grim ReaperRobin Atkin Downes
Robin Atkin Downes


Add a Comment

said at 6:04 AM on Fri Oct 20 2017
 1 Shout Out!
VC thoughts update

I really like Robin Atkin Downes here. He has a pretty awesome raspy voice and he sounds quite unhinged.

Lance Henriksen sounds so menacing and sinister in the role. It's definitely an improvement over his Lockdown IMO.

Rick D. Wasserman also sounds pretty good.

Roger Craig Smith is good, but he sounds more like a bully than a credible threat.

The UVA doesn't fit at all.
8000 Saiyans
said at 8:11 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Lance was just perfect for Grim Reaper.
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Aug 24 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
I pick Lance Henriksen.
Pat Rex 11
said at 2:20 PM on Thu Jun 29 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
It could just be that I'm not a big fan of the comic version and I love EMH but Henriksen's my favourite: the Reaper in that show was so much more threatening and badass than other versions and Lance helped that a lot
said at 1:42 PM on Sat Apr 2 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Lance Henriksen
2. Rick D. Wasserman
3. RAD
4. Roger Craig Smith
5. UVA
said at 2:10 PM on Fri Feb 12 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
Lance Henriksen MAKES Grim Reaper awesome. He sounds so friggin awesome in the role, he plays him very sadistic and twisted sounding which sounds awesome for this mercenary villain. Plus casting Lance alongside Phil LaMarr makes Animated Lockdown and Jazz brothers, that's pretty awesome IMO.

Rick D. Wasserman is a close second, he sounds a bit younger and his performance does somewhat resemble bit like Lance Henriksen at times. He does the mercenary aspect quite well.

Roger Craig Smith is a bit too gruff and thuggish for my liking. I prefer Grim Reaper to sound like a professional than a goon.

Robin Atkin Downes sounds way too light and raspy for my liking.

The UVA does not fit the character at all.

I'm definitely going with Lance Henriksen on this one. Rick D. Wasserman also did well here too.
said at 9:27 PM on Wed Feb 25 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Robin Stkin Downes sounds forced and Roger Craig Smith sounds too much like a thug.

Sticking with Lance Henriksen.
said at 12:25 PM on Fri Feb 20 2015
1) Robin Atkin Downes
2) Lance Henriksen
3) Rick D. Wasserman
4) Roger Craig Smith
5) UVA
said at 8:33 AM on Wed Oct 22 2014
Roger was fine for his version, but I'm sticking with Lance.
said at 12:32 PM on Tue Oct 21 2014
OMFG The AA Grim Reapers looks so silly lol
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:36 PM on Tue Oct 21 2014
That was the original design of Grim Reaper
said at 12:38 PM on Wed Oct 22 2014
@Music Meister it looks dead silly i prefer the EMH version way better
Polyester Funk
said at 11:08 PM on Mon Oct 20 2014
Roger is pretty good, but I still prefer Lance and Rick.
The Doctor
said at 9:11 AM on Mon Oct 20 2014
Robin Atkin Downes makes me think Green Goblin.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:11 AM on Mon Oct 20 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
Roger is good for the thug version of Grim Reaper, it's gruff and sinster but I prefer Lance's version and voice still.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:40 PM on Mon Oct 20 2014
You know, if Roger reworked the voice a little he'd make a good Juggernaut
Polyester Funk
said at 12:12 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Lance Henrikson. He has the perfect voice for a guy named Grim Reaper.

Rick Wasserman is quite good, too. And he sounds like Clancy Brown.

Robin sounds OK, but it's a brief clip so I can't really judge.
said at 9:40 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Rick D Wasserman and Lance Lance Henriksen are the only VA's that seem to fit the character IMHO. Lance sounds a little too old IMO, so I prefer Rick's voice. Still, Lance got much more than one line, and did sound genuinely threatening, so he earns my vote.
said at 2:43 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Lance is the only one to do the character justice IMO.
said at 12:17 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Lance was great, but her sometimes felt a bit inconsistent at times as well. He was still awesome though. His acting outshines pretty much everyone else here.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:58 AM on Tue Aug 20 2013
Robin's voice is a little inconstant, sometimes sounding raspier than other times. That said, he was pretty good.

He's not Lance good but I'd tie him with Rick
said at 9:47 AM on Sun Nov 11 2012
 6 Shout Outs!
I like Lance Henrikson the most here. Rick D Wasserman is good too. I think the unknown voice actor is just awful.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:07 AM on Sun Aug 12 2012
 6 Shout Outs!
I want to like Unknown but his delivery is off, a bit too nasally and too over the top at times/

Rick is pretty good (sounds like Clancy Brown) and should have gotten more lines.

Lance hands down
said at 7:50 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
 10 Shout Outs!
The Unknown's voice is probably the most nasally and stilted voice I've ever heard. Honestly, he sounds more like Beavis than a professional criminal.

Rick Wasserman sounds pretty good and definitely shows potential, but if those were all his lines then he didn't really have a lot of material to work with.

I really like Lance Henriksen's gruff growling voice. It definitely fits the re-imagining of the character.

Overall I think I'm gonna go with Lance on this one, though Rick is a pretty close second. The Unknown voice actor just didn't do it for me at all, so he's dead last.
said at 10:28 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
@Metabad Well since he's called the Grim Reaper the unknown VA is kind of how the actual skeleton Grim Reaper should sound. A skeleton would have a nasally voice like that and Lance's is pretty good for a more menacing Grim Reaper(again actual skeleton) should sound with Rick sounding a bit like Lance so I'll say the same for him.
said at 1:50 AM on Wed Aug 8 2012
@pete I could be wrong, but I don't think Marvel's Grim Reaper is supposed to be an actual skeleton.
said at 8:28 PM on Wed Aug 8 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Didn't say that. I meant it's close to how the actual, fictional, skeleton Grim Reaper. Since that's where his namesake it would make a bit of sense for him to sound like that. Plus it's probably a voice changer and not the characters's actual voice judging by his suit.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:49 PM on Tue Aug 7 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
My vote is for Lance.

Although, I find it interesting that Rick's version sounds similar to Lance's in a way, like a younger version of Lance's.
said at 10:43 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I'm gonna go with Lance Henriksen. His Grim Reaper was really creepy.
said at 8:20 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I vote for Lance Henriksen
Faved by 1 BTVA Member

Support Behind The Voice Actors on Patreon
What is Patreon?
Who do you think has been the best from these Grim Reaper voice actors?
Unknown Voice Actor
Rick D Wasserman
Lance Henriksen
Robin Atkin Downes
Roger Craig Smith