Nick Fury
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Nick Fury

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

Nick Fury is a World War II American army hero and super spy. He is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.; who serve as an intermediary between the government and various superheroes in the Marvel Universe. Since his debut in the comics and other forms of media, Nick Fury was Caucasian.

In the Ultimate Marvel Universe of comics and more recent adaptions in other forms of media Nick Fury is portrayed as an African-American, with his look and personality tailored after actor Samuel L. Jackson which was done with his permission.
Created by Jackson_H on May 8 2010
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Nick FuryJack Angel
Jack Angel
Iron Man (1994) (1994)
Nick FuryPhilip Abbott
Philip Abbott
Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
Nick FuryMark Gibbon
Mark Gibbon
X-Men Evolution (2000)
Nick FuryJim Byrnes
Jim Byrnes
X-Men Legends 2: Rise Of Apocalypse (2005)
Nick FuryKhary Payton
Khary Payton
Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
Nick FuryDave Fennoy
Dave Fennoy
Ultimate Avengers (2006)
Nick FuryAndre Ware
Andre Ware
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Nick FuryScott MacDonald
Scott MacDonald
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
Nick FuryMarc Graue
Marc Graue
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Nick FuryAlex Desert
Alex Desert
Astonishing X-Men (2009)
Nick FuryScottie Ray
Scottie Ray
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
Nick FuryDean Redman
Dean Redman
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
Nick FuryKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
Nick FuryDavid Kaye
David Kaye
Iron Man 2: The Video Game (2010)
Nick FurySamuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson
Iron Man 2: The Video Game (2010)
Nick FuryJohn Eric Bentley
John Eric Bentley
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Nick FuryPhil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Nick FuryChi McBride
Chi McBride
Marvel Heroes (2013)
Nick FuryKeith David
Keith David


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Pizza Time
said at 10:48 AM on Fri Apr 13 2018
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1. Scott MacDonald
2. David Kaye

These are my favorites by far, they are both really good, though Scott is better.
said at 7:05 PM on Tue Mar 20 2018
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1. Kaye
2. MacDonald
3. Ray
4. Gibbon
5. Angel

1. Ware
2. Payton
3. Fennoy
4. Jackson
5. McBride
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:47 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
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Honestly I don't get separating "Ultimate" Nick Fury from "Classic" Fury. Most of the traditional/non-Ultimate continuities have Nick Fury be black so it's not strictly an Ultimate thing, and at the end of the day it's still the same character filling the same role. It's one of the least egregious reinterprations of a character out there.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:55 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
@NCZ Marvel probably isn't helping the matter much nowadays when they have both "versions" of Fury in the main universe now as separate people.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:03 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
@Nightmare Crusher

Oh you know I think I vaguely heard something about that once. Nick Fury Jr. But even then, that's pretty explicitly two different people, whereas in all the cartoons and MCU and such, all the other characters are traditional and then there's only one Nick Fury.
8000 Saiyans
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
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Classic Fury:
1. MacDonald
2. Kaye
3. Byrnes
4. Abbott
5. Angel
6. Graue
7. Ray
8. Gibbon

Ultimate Fury:
1. Jackson
2. McBride
3. Desert
4. Redman
5. David
6. Fennoy
7. LaMarr
8. Ware
9. Payton
10. KMR
said at 2:22 PM on Sun Oct 15 2017
1. Khary
2. Ware
3. David
4. Fennoy
5. Desert
said at 2:23 PM on Sun Oct 15 2017
1. MacDonald
2. Ray
3. Kaye
said at 7:48 AM on Thu Aug 24 2017
VC thoughts update

Ultimate Fury:

I honestly like Keith David the most as Ultimate Fury. He has a great commanding tone and a really cool voice to boot. And honestly, I could see him pulling off Classic Fury quite well too.

John Eric Bentley sounds pretty awesome as well. I really like his cool-headed attitude quite a bit.

Alex Desert sounds incredibly relaxed and cool-headed, and yet he does have a good amount of authority in his voice. So yeah, he's pretty solid too.

Chi McBride has an awesome deep voice and he has a great commanding tone and quite a bit of warmth. Another solid fit.

Khary Payton has a great authoritative voice and I really like his delivery. I would love to hear him again in the role.

I also enjoyed Dave Fennoy, Kevin Michael Richardson, Samuel L. Jackson and Phil LaMarr in the role.

Andre Ware and Dean Redman just don't leave a big impression on me.

Classic Fury:

Honestly, my ideal voice for Classic Fury is Richard Crenna (Trautman in the Rambo saga), and out of all the actors playing Classic Fury, Jack Angel sounds the closest to him. I really think he has a great authoritative tone and his badass voice fits perfectly.

Philip Abbott also has a cool voice and a great commanding tone, but there are times where he can sound kinda soft. Still, he's a solid fit and his delivery is great.

Jim Byrnes also sounds pretty cool. He does have a great authoritative tone and he sounds pretty badass.

Scottie Ray sounds good, but he's a tad bit too young in the role. Still, not bad.

David Kaye is also pretty solid. He has a great commanding tone and good delivery.

Scott MacDonald and Marc Graue also do good jobs as Classic Fury.

Mark Gibbon sounds more fitting for Cable than Fury.
said at 9:57 AM on Sun Jul 23 2017
Samuel L Jackson is suited for the role, like with Frozone.
said at 4:20 PM on Sun Jul 2 2017
1. Samuel L. Jackson not only portrays a great Ultimate version Nick fury but also he translate to voice as well

2. Alex Desert he was really good in Wolverine and the X-Men as well in Avengers EMH

3. Dean redman was really good as Nick fury on Iron Man armored adventures as well in Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk he got a great Commanding voice

4. Scott Macdonald really portrays the classic version of Nick fury really well
EPA Deane
said at 12:24 PM on Wed Jun 28 2017
" I've killed... More times than I can count. I've burned worlds. Destabilised galaxies. Dethroned gods. And I did it without any of them even knowing my name. That's what it means to be the man on the wall. To be the invisible monster who keeps the other monsters at bay. "

Not Much to Say; Here are my Top 5 Nick Fury Voices:

5. Andre Ware
4. Jim Brynes/ Dean Redman
3. Alex Desert
2. Scott MacDonald/ Samuel L. Jackson
1. Keith David

Future VA Suggestions:

For 616 Fury, I think Bruce Greenwood would be A Natural fit, especially after seeing him play Christopher Pike in the Star Trek Reboot films.....

For Ultimate Fury, Andre Braugher is my main recommendation, with him using a warmer and more commanding version of his Darkseid voice

I also recommend Ike Amadi, Christopher MacDonald, Robert Kraft and Ernie Hudson.
The Doctor
said at 6:38 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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I remember how for the longest time there was this big debate between moderators and forum members over whenever Nick Fury should have two separate voice compares or not. I was in the camp that argued for the two versions being different enough to justify it, but I 100% understand why that didn't happen and I won't separate my ranking to two sections either. Just to be clear, if you have separeted or plan to separete your ranking, I'm not judging you or trying to take a moral high ground. I just feel that if these performances are in the same compare, then I should also compare all of them to each other.

1. Scott MacDonald
For me, Scott is the definitive Nick Fury. His voice fits a hard-boiled drill sergeant - archetype, but he is also cunning enough to be believable as the leader of an intelligence agency.

2. Keith David
Do I need to say anything? It's Keith "frigging" David! He was born to play characters with deep voices and commanding presence.

3. Samuel L. Jackson
Sam is perfect live-action Nick Fury, but I don't think his performance translates too well to voice acting. His soft voice and cool demeanor simply don't give the same imposing effect as the two actors above him do. He still does good job with the role and it is entirely possible that he could give even better one in something else than a movie tie-in video game.

4. Andre Ware/Dean Redman
Both make Fury stern and to-the-point leader, giving the role a lot of gravitas. I think that I slightly prefer Dean for his cooler voice, but I could easily change my mind tomorrow since both of them are great.

5. David Kaye
David makes Nick sound like old and weary general, which isn't unfitting interpretation at all, and he handles charatcer's morally grey moments splendidly.

6. Alex Desert
It took me sometime to warm up to Alex. His WatXM performance, frankly, wasn't all that great. His delivery was kinda boring and the voice could have been used for any authority figure. However, he improved enormously in A:EMH were he gave the role lot more energy and used more memorable voice.

7. Philip Abbott
Philip take on the role is very similar to Kaye's, but his voice is slightly lighter and he lacks the imposing nature little bit. It's still good performance and he clearly improved as the time went on (I recently rewatched the Spider-Man episode where he voiced Nick for the first time and was not impressed).

8. Marc Graue
Marc has both the voice and personality down, but he isn't doing anything memorable with the role. He isn't bad, but he doesn't standout either.

9. Jim Byrnes
Like Marc, Jim also does good enough job, but overall isn't too memorable. His voice is also little softer than I would personally like, but it isn't unfitting or anything like that.

10. Dave Fennoy
Dave has cool imposing voice, but something about his delivery is little clunky. Can't quite put my finger on it, but he doesn't sound all that natural to me.

11. Phil LaMarr
For a bit part, Phil sounds really good to me. Would love to see him reprise someday.

12. Khary Payton
Khary has right mannerisms, but his voice is too light and young sounding. Would love to see him reprise too.

13. Chi McBride
Chi has the misfortune of mainly voicing Fury in the current shows, so naturally he doesn't have the material to really give his A-game, but he frankly is rather bland and forgettable.

14. John Eric Bentley
Both his Jackson impersonation and own takes are adequate enough, but overall don't leave strong impression.

15. Scottie Ray
Scottie's voice is really over-the-top and it just feels like that he is trying too hard to be imposing.

16. Mark Gibbon
Mark is by no means awful or even bad, but he could be voicing any generic soldier here.

17. Jack Angel
Jack's voice is too soft and he lacks the commanding presence.

18. Kevin Michael Richardson
While I appreciate that Kevin was hired to do something else than his usual scary-black-guy-voice, soft and relaxed is not something that what I would personally imagine for Nick Fury. Even in a more comedic take.
said at 9:18 PM on Wed Mar 1 2017
Nick Fury (Caucasian)

1. Jim Byrnes
2. Jack Angel
3. Marc Graue
4. Scott McDonald
5.David Kaye
6. Scottie Ray
7. Mark Gibbons
8. Phil Abbott

Nick Fury (African American)

1. Andre Ware
2. Samuel L. Jackson
3. Alex Desert
4. Kevin Michael Richardson
5. John Eric Bentley
6. Khary Payton
7. Keith David
8. Chi McBride
9. Dean Redman
10. Phil LaMarr
11. Dave Fennoy
said at 4:49 PM on Mon May 16 2016
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My Favorites:
White Nick Fury:
1. Scott MacDonald
2. David Kaye
3. Scottie Ray
4. Marc Graue
5. Jack Angel
Black Nick Fury:
1. Samuel L. Jackson
2. Keith David
3. Alex Desert
4. Andre Ware
5. Chi McBride
said at 7:36 PM on Sun Mar 27 2016
1. Alex Desert
2. Scott McDonald
3. Chi McBride
4. Keith David
5. Samuel L. Jackson
6. John Eric Bentley
7. David Kaye
8. Jim Byrnes
9. Andre Ware
10. Dave Fennoy
said at 3:43 PM on Fri Jan 15 2016
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Let's split this up into two camps, Classic and Ultimate Nick Fury.

Let's see Classic Fury.

I think Scott McDonald has the most commanding voice of the bunch. He sounds a bit like Steve Blum at times which is neat.

Jim Byrnes is excellent as Fury too, he's a bit older sounding but it still fits pretty well, he sounds really cool in the role.

Marc Gruare has a nice commanding presence, not much else to say.

David Kaye is pretty good too.

Scottie Ray sounds too scary and evil for Fury, also why wasn't he Wolverine? That voice screams Wolverine more.

Mark Gibbon doesn't fit Fury at all.

Phillip Abbott and Jack Angel don't leave much of an impression.

Now for Ultimate Nick Fury, the version I'm more used too.

Samuel L. Jackson is iconic in live-action and the inspiration for Ultimate Nick Fury's race life but I think Chi McBride's voice is a lot more commanding. He sounds very cool and in charge without coming off as overbearing, at times he sounds more like how Keith David should have portrayed him. Speaking of which.....

Keith David's voice is awesome but it's way too light for Fury.

Alex Desert sounds cool as Fury, another one of my favourites from the WATXM/EMH continuity.

Kevin Michael Richardson is excellent as The Super Hero Squad Show version who definitely sounds and plays him as a spy in this version which is nice.

John Eric Bentley is an excellent voice match for Samuel L. Jackson. He really shined in the Marvel anime.

Dean Redman - Dutch as Nick Fury? Oh YES! That is awesome.

Dave Fennoy has a very commanding presence too which is great, though he sounds a bit flat at times, still he should reprise again.

Phil LaMarr is a bit too deep for Fury, if he pitched it lighter, it'd be a lot better.

Andre Ware sounds too light IMO.

Khary Payton was very miscast as Nick Fury.

Overall Samuel L. Jackson, Chi McBride and Scott McDonald are the major standouts but ultimately my vote goes to Chi McBride.

BONUS: For Classic Nick Fury, someone like Ron Perlman or James Remar would be fantastic, for Ultimate Nick Fury, I'm thinking TC Carson or if he had existed in the 80's Kene Holiday anyone?
said at 6:19 PM on Wed Jul 22 2015
Even Though Hasselhoff Ain't On Here He's Still My Favorite But For Voices... Kaye And Jackson.
said at 8:00 AM on Wed Jun 24 2015
1) Keith David
2) John Eric Bentley
3) Alex Desert
4) Chi McBride
5) Jack Angel
6) Philip Abbott
7) Jim Byrnes
8) Khary Payton
9) Dave Fennoy
10) Kevin Michael Richardson
11) David Kaye
12) Scottie Ray
13) Phil LaMarr
14) Scott MacDonald
15) Marc Graue
16) Samuel L. Jackson
17) Mark Gibbon
18) Andre Ware
19) Dean Redman
said at 5:30 PM on Fri Jun 12 2015
Samuel L. Jackson for Ultimate Nick Fury
Scott MacDonald for Nick Fury
Keith David for Nick Fury Jr
It's hard for me to vote because there are different versions of this character in this compare
said at 3:52 PM on Sat May 16 2015
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Jim Byrnes For Nick Fury.
Keith David For Nick Fury J.R But I'll Go With Keith.
said at 12:07 PM on Fri Apr 10 2015
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Black Nick Furry:

1) Samuel L Jackson
2) Alex Desert
3) Andre Ware
4) Chi McBride
5) Dean Redman
6) Kevin Michael Richardson

White Nick Furry:

1) Jim Byrnes
2) Jack Angel
3) Philip Abbott
4) Scottie Ray
5) Mark Gibbon
said at 6:22 PM on Mon Feb 16 2015
1) Keith David
2) John Eric Bentley
3) Alex Desert
4) Chi McBride
5) Jack Angel
6) Jim Byrnes
7) Khary Payton
8) Dave Fennoy
9) Kevin Michael Richardson
10) David Kaye
11) Scottie Ray
12) Phil LaMarr
13) Philip Abbott
14) Mark Gibbon
15) Andre Ware
16) Scott MacDonald
17) Marc Graue
18) Samuel L. Jackson
19) Dean Redman
said at 8:56 PM on Sat Apr 25 2015
@Starscreamsfan Sam Jackson in near last? Seriously?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:01 PM on Sat Apr 25 2015
@chaosincarnate Believe it or not, people *are* allowed to vote for *other* actors than the ones that played them in live-action. ;)

I made a comment about this just a bit below this one, but for example, I think Hemsworth ROCKS Thor in live-action, but he wouldn't even make my top 5 for Thor VOICES, which, as a reminder, is what voice compares are about.

Same thing with RDJ as Stark and Hiddleston as Loki. Sometimes actors just don't have that same talent and charisma behind the mic as they do in front of the camera. We all have our likes and dislikes.
said at 9:07 PM on Sat Apr 25 2015
@TylerMirage This isn't actually dissing the poster, I'm just genuinely surprised that someone ranked the dude so low.

I actually like Dave Fennoy and Scott Macdonald a lot more than him, I'd just like him to elaborate on why he has Sam so far down on his list, nothing more. Because in all honesty, it is interesting that someone isn't as partial to Sam as so many others are.
said at 8:23 AM on Sun Apr 26 2015
@chaosincarnate Well, I love Jackson in the movies, but I kinda prefer the others. Just my pretty odd taste.
said at 12:55 PM on Wed Jun 15 2016
@chaosincarnate FYI, as someone who chats with him regularly and adjective about his ranking, people getting ranked last in his choices, doesn't mean he thinks they're terrible or anything.

I'd personally rank Jackson at the top of the African-Amercan Nick Fury's but not above(most) of the Caucasian Fury's which I generally prefer.
said at 9:38 PM on Thu Jan 29 2015
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Why the heck was Nick Fury voiced by two people in "Iron Man 2: The Video Game"?
said at 7:06 PM on Sat Feb 28 2015
@Bauglir100 John Eric Bentley played him in the trailers, Jackson played him in the final game.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:08 AM on Sun Nov 23 2014
I made a similar comment on the Tony Stark VC...

Jackson is great as Fury in live-action. But there's plenty of VAs who I'd pick before him on this poll.

Classic Fury

1.) Jim Byrnes
2.) Phillip Abbott
3.) Jack Angel

Ultimate Fury

1.) Chi McBride
2.) Andre Ware
3.) Alex Desert
said at 8:28 AM on Thu Oct 30 2014
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You know who might be a good Ultimate Fury, either voice or live-action? (Though I doubt the latter would ever happen) Denzel Washington.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:31 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
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I just noticed that Wolverine and the X-Men Fury is missing the wrong eye. Literally every other depiction of Fury has the patch over his left eye.

Oh yes, my favorite Fury is Scott MacDonald. Something about his attitude just feels right for Fury.
said at 2:19 PM on Fri Oct 24 2014
@Nightmare Crusher EMH corrected that.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:57 PM on Fri Oct 24 2014
@pete Even though it's nothing to really be corrected.

Right or left eye doesn't matter - it's irrelevant to pretty much any measurable quality of his character. It has no bearing on his action, dialogue or decisions. It's like whether Hawkeye is right or left handed. It don't matta'. :)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:12 PM on Fri Oct 24 2014
@TylerMirage It's about as important to his overall character as whether he's black or white.




Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:23 PM on Fri Sep 12 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
Fred Tatasciore could do a good Fury, both the gritty Classic Fury or the more mysterious Jackson Fury
Shaun Ince
said at 8:18 AM on Tue Dec 2 2014
@Music Meister From what I've heard, Tatasciore can voice black guy's pretty well. So I could see him voicing the African-American Nick Fury.
said at 8:42 PM on Mon Mar 13 2017
@Shaun Ince He did play Sam Jackson in Team America
said at 8:01 AM on Thu Sep 11 2014
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just enterian this idea: Richard Roundtree as Nick Fury
said at 9:03 AM on Tue Sep 30 2014
@Archerboy58 Who's that cool eyepatch wearing man that gathered the Avengers and is the leader of Shield? ¡£Nick Fury¡£!
said at 10:10 AM on Wed Jul 30 2014
uhuhuhu.. THERE ARE SO MANY OF THEM!! I like Mark Gibbon, Dave Fenoy, Dean Redman, David Kaye, John Eric Bentley, Samuel jackson, Chi McBride, Keith David, and Phil LaMarr.
said at 10:22 AM on Tue Jul 29 2014
Phil is not bad. Like all the other actors that voice black Nick Fury, he fits. My vote stays with Samuel in the end.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:50 PM on Sun Jul 27 2014
Unknown is decent, deep enough but a bit too chipper.
said at 12:15 PM on Tue Jul 22 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
Clancy Brown as Classic Fury?
said at 12:24 PM on Sat Jul 19 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
Scott MacDonald as Classic Nick Fury and Samuel L. Jackson as Ultimate Nick Fury.
said at 9:53 AM on Fri May 2 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Robert Patrick would be AMAZING as the classic Nick Furry. Voice or live action.
said at 6:31 PM on Fri May 9 2014
@Archerboy58 I could see him working well for Classic Nick Fury voice-over wise. Although my choices for live action Classic Fury are Liam Neeson or many Dennis Quaid.
said at 3:57 AM on Mon Feb 3 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
Do you even need to ask? Samuel L Jackson FTW!
said at 7:27 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
I wonder if Ernie Hudson would make a good Ultimate Nick Fury?
said at 2:57 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
My favourite white Nick Fury is Scott MacDonald due to his memorable commanding voice. If Marvel & Disney ever plan on using white Nick again, they must hire Scott.

My favourite black Nick Fury is hard to pick since I think they all fit (except Kevin). I guess i'll go with Samuel since he made the character memorable in the films.

I have grown on Chi in the past few years. It surprised me that he wasn't in Lego Marvel Super Heroes though.

Out of both versions I prefer black Nick Fury. Like I said, all his voices for that version fit (except Kevin, again) so I can listen to any1 of them without saying that they suck.
said at 10:59 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
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White Fury: The only voices I don't like for Fury in this category are Phillip Abbot, who sounds far too old, and Scottie Ray, who feels miscast and would have suited Wolverine much better. It goes back and forth between Scott MacDonald and David Kaye for my favorite, they really suit the gruff, experienced commander of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Black Fury: Everyone but KMR, Khary Payton, and Keith David all suit the character just fine. Keith just sounds too light for Nick, while KMR and Khary just sound too young and lack a commanding presence, although KMR could probably do a great job given much better voice direction and a better written version to work with. Dave Fennoy and Chi Mcbride are my favorites here, both are equally fitting for their respective takes on the character.

Overall, it's clear I'm not entirely sure who to vote for here. :P
said at 1:04 PM on Wed Jun 15 2016
@chaosincarnate Phillip actually died while he was voicing Nick Fury, which is why Jack Angel replaced after him after he reprised the role on Spider-Man TAS.
said at 1:09 PM on Wed Jun 15 2016
@chaosincarnate Correction, looking at his profiles he was alive, but pretty old(his 70's) so he may have gotten sick, as he died when Spidey ended.
said at 2:58 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Kieth David as the second highest black Nick Fury. That makes me happy.
said at 1:18 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Anyone else think if we ever seen white Nick in animation again (which is pretty doubtful) that Richard McGongle would make a good white Nick?
Tyler Reznik
said at 7:45 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@HyperVoiceActing I'd go with James Remar, personally.
said at 8:25 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@Tyler Reznik - Understandable. He'd make a good white Nick
said at 9:58 AM on Fri Oct 18 2013
@Tyler Reznik Ooh, that would be pretty cool.
said at 5:24 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@HyperVoiceActing How about Mike Ironside for classic Fury?
said at 10:15 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@Lpfan120 - I think Ironside is a bit too deep for Fury IMO
said at 11:19 AM on Wed Dec 4 2013
@HyperVoiceActing I'm not too familiar with classic Fury's character. I suggested Ironside because I was thinking of his Ultra Magnus
said at 1:07 PM on Wed Jun 15 2016
@HyperVoiceActing I'm thinking more like Clancy Brown, but to add to what alp said, Ironside can sound lighter.
said at 6:55 PM on Fri Oct 4 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
So many of them, and many of them good. Scott McDonald is the best white Nick Fury while Samuel L Jackson is obviously THE black Nick Fury. But other favorites here are Jim Byrnes, Andre Ware, Marc Graue, Dean Redman, David Kaye, Kevin Richardson, Scottie Raye, and Keith David.
said at 11:13 AM on Wed Sep 11 2013
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I'm actually going with Dave Fennoy. On a side note; I wasn't crazy about Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury in voice or in live-action. Not that he was bad, he's Samuel L. Jackson; he was fairly charming, commanding, funny, and likable. The thing is he was just Samuel L. Jackson playing a typical Samuel L. Jackson character. His performance and characterization weren't specific enough to Nick Fury. He was too recognizable and I thought they should have gotten someone who wasn't as widely known. To me, it was just Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L. Jackson.
said at 6:02 AM on Thu Sep 12 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Well, as you may or may not know, the Ultimate version of Nick was modeled after Sam with his permission, So getting him to play the character was basically a dream come true for Marvel. But I do agree with you about it just Sam playing Sam.
said at 9:28 AM on Thu Sep 12 2013
@VctrBnsn I had no idea, but it makes sense. He does naturally look the part, but I do wish he would have done something a little different for the character. *shrug*
said at 9:32 AM on Thu Sep 12 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I thought Samuel L. Jackson playing Samuel L. Jackson would be cursing and screaming every other minute?
said at 10:56 AM on Fri Sep 13 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight And Sam does it better than anyone else, too. :p
said at 9:59 AM on Fri Oct 18 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy The stinger to the second episode of Agents of SHIELD came pretty close to that, IMO. :-P
said at 11:53 AM on Sat Feb 8 2014
@VctrBnsn Dream come true for Sam, too, being a comic book geek himself.
Shiny Raticate
said at 3:19 AM on Fri Jul 12 2013
Wow, Keith David was great! Loved it!
I couldn't help but think at David Fennoy's lines, though:
"Sorry kid, eighteen and over."
*Peter noticed that.
But he did a good job, too.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:20 AM on Sun Jul 7 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
Black/Ultimate/Earth number that I won't remember/Samuel Jackson with an eyepatch Fury
*Cause people complain when I say "black" Fury*

Dave Fennoy: Pretty good, he's got a calm and in charge personality while having a slight sense of humor. Dave has done better, he should have given him more of a personality but still good.

Andre, he's got the personality fine but kinda generic.

Alex Desert: I like him a lot (I thought he was better in EMH) I liked his calm and in charge voice yet could still show off some humor and still sounded in command.

Dean Redman: Alright, he's got the "don't mess with me or SHIELD or I will f*** you up" which is good for Nick. He should have had more personality than just a commanding voice but he's still pretty good.

Kevin Michael Richardson: Sadly, the weakest. Way too high (odd saying that about KMR) and the personality is all wrong for Fury. Kevin could have been better (hopefully without his usual voice).

John Eric Bentley: He was better in Rise of Technovore, here he's an okay at best Samuel impression. In RoT he was a mix of an impression and his own take.

Samuel L Jackson: Better in the moives, here he's kinda wooden though that's from such a small role in the game.

Khary Payton: While I like it when Khary shows his range but I don't think he was a good call here. Not bad but too young for Nick and doesn't have the bite or power Nick should have. Maybe he could do better if he used more of his Black Manta voice but I dunno if he can do Fury.

Chi McBride: One of my favorites. While people hate and complain and whine about US (I get some of it but a lot of people just need to build a bridge) but Chi doesn't get any hate. Infact, I hear amny saying Chi is the standout voice in the show and I agree. Chi has that natural "calm but watch yourself'' voice and can go to secretive agent to large and in charge commander and even a mentor at times plus giving Fury a dry sense of humor that brings some life to the character. I would love to hear Chi play Fury more in other media.

Keith David: This is who I imagine voicing (hell could probably play him in live action) this Nick Fury. Though he should have been a bit raspier or gruffer and sounds kinda wooden but I haven't played the game or seen any videos of it some maybe he does have some personality.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:43 PM on Sat Jul 6 2013
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White/Class/Earth 121332/Whatever Fury

Philip Abbott: I like the accent (Boston right?), he has a good attitude with the performance and a good level of command in the voice. He could be better but a good just for Fury's first VA role.

Jack Angel: Eh, he's not great but not terrible. Basically he gets the job done but nothing really rememberable.

Mark Gibbon: Sadly, the worst. He's more generic than Jack and a little young sounding (not too young but should have been better). It might not be his fault, Nick got a small (and kinda pointless) cameo.

Jim Byrnes: Not bad, he's got a feel of someone in command, maybe should have had a gruffer or deeper voice but pretty good to say the least.

Scott MacDonald: Perfect! He's got a good gruff and tough voice that fits for someone in command of SHIELD and makes Nick sound like someone who has the balls to go up to Dr. Doom himself and say "Go f*** yourself". He's my favorite.

Marc Graue: Not bad, voice should have been a tad deeper and gruffer but he's got all the basics for Nick so he's alright.

David Kaye: I actually didn't like David. He was really inconstant, sometimes losing his gruffness and other times sounding like his Cap. When he does have the gruffness he's okay bringing the secretive side to Fury as well as his level of power.

Scottie Ray: WAY too gruff, he's almost demonic. However he does give a feeling of power in the voice so if he toned down the gruffness he probably could have been pretty good.
said at 6:59 AM on Tue May 27 2014
Coming from someone who lives in Massachusetts, I can tell you the accent that Philip Abbott is using is not Boston. It sounds more like the stereotypical New York Cop dialect. Sorry if it sounds like I'm being a know-it-all. It just bugs me how, because there's been so many failed attempts at Boston accents in movies, (Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness) that most people don't know what a boston accent sounds like, or they confuse it for a New York accent. (It's really not that hard to do. The only actor I've heard nail it is Steve Blum in Arkham City)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:15 PM on Tue May 27 2014
@Lpfan120 I honestly didn't know what accent and took a guess
said at 1:59 PM on Thu Jul 4 2013
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Keith is awesome as always. I still prefer Scott though.
said at 1:46 PM on Thu Jul 4 2013
Not calling out Keith but Marvel us really overusing Ultimate Fury. This isn't even the Ultimate Universe. Why can't they alternate every now and then. I mean what's next. Do some time alerting event that removes Classic Fury from existence.
said at 6:02 PM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@pete In mainstream Marvel, white Nick Fury retired, and was replaced by his son, Nick Fury Jr. He's half black and white, but looks black. And he also has an eye patch from an unrelated incident. That is how they wrote him into Earth 616. I guess it was only a matter of time.
said at 9:36 PM on Thu Jul 4 2013

To add what VctrBnsn said, given the success of the Avengers movie, I'd expect the use of Ultimate Nick Fury in other media to stay and probably increase.
said at 11:40 PM on Thu Jul 4 2013

Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:09 PM on Sat Jul 6 2013
@VctrBnsn That just sounds like bad fan-fiction. Then again, most of Marvel sounds like bad fan-fiction these days.
said at 9:47 PM on Sat Jul 6 2013
@Nightmare Crusher That's pretty much what I consider it. Bad fan fiction. I would of respected Marvel more if they retconned him into 616 instead.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:58 PM on Thu Jul 4 2013
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Keith is who I think of when I think of Nick Fury's voice. Grant it he could be a little better but he was still pretty good.
Though I will admit that Chi was also very good, I enjoyed the sense of humor he brings
said at 3:13 PM on Fri Jun 21 2013
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And for Ultimate Fury, I say:

Chi McBride. Yep, he's pretty much perfect.

It was a tough choice for second but I think I'll go with Andre Ware. He was one of the first Ultimate Fury's and just nailed it.

Alex Désert takes third. He was just a great choice for Fury. Not only that, he started off good in Wolverine but then really rocked it in the Avengers.

Dean Redman was surprisingly awesome, sounding really authoritative yet still cool.

John Eric Bentley was good too, even though he didn't sound that much like Sam. I have heard that he improves in Rise of Technovore but I've yet to see it. When I do, he may possibly just go up a few spaces.

Khary Payton sounds maybe a little too young, but I can't hate Khary and in every other area he was pretty much excellent.

Dave Fennoy has a similar problem, as he sounds a little bit too deep. But I do like his performance a lot.

Now, it pains me to put him this low as he IS Nick Fury, but I think Samuel L. Jackson is just a little bored sounding in the part. Don't get me wrong, he isn't BAD, not at all, but it just feels kinda like a phoned-in video game voice over.

Kevin Michael Richardson, man. He was such a great pick for Fury (if a little obvious) but WOW did this voice disappoint. His normal speaking voice would have probably suited Fury much better. I can't even describe what's wrong with this voice, but it's just a mistake.

I find it amusing (don't you?) how my thoughts on Classic and Ultimate Nick Fury are kinda similar. All but one does a really good job, and the one performance which fails to step up to the plate each time came from really good voice actors who I know can do better.

Also I picked a "Mc" (or Mac) as my favourite. XD
said at 8:51 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Cheesyfeet106 What do you think of Keith?
said at 8:57 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
@Cheesyfeet106 *Sigh* Looks like I spoke too soon, doing my compare juuust before Keith David was added.

Anyway, he did pretty good. It's just his normal speaking voice, but he was a good choice. I guess I'd put him just over Khary but he's just about on the same level.
said at 8:41 AM on Fri Jun 21 2013
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For Classic Fury, I say:

Scott MacDonald. He has an edge of authority, aged feel, damn good acting and just all round badassery. The perfect Classic Fury.

Jim Byrnes is a close second for me. He sounds a tad lighter than Scott but it really works and he has most of the good points Scott already has.

David Kaye also sounded good, not as good as his predecessor but he still did really good.

Jack Angel is my preferred voice from the 90's. He just sounds more like Fury to me.

After him though, Phillip Abbott is still pretty good. But he lacks something that I feel makes him sound like Nick Fury. Good voice and performance and what not, but there's something missing and I can't quite put my finger on it.

Marc Grue did pretty good for what he had but was largely forgettable.

Mark Gibbon also did fine but is in the same boat as Marc.

Scottie Ray is WAY too raspy. His voice just sounds forced and not very good at all. I know he could do better.

Other than him though, everyone was a pretty good Classic Nick Fury.
said at 1:57 PM on Thu Jun 20 2013
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I actually like Dave Fennoy a lot. He captures the mysterious, no-nonsense ultimate fury well.
said at 10:52 PM on Tue May 28 2013
For classic Fury is suggest David Kaye
For modern Fury Is suggest Samuel L. Jackson (He looks exactly like him, so you know, that helps.)
said at 9:04 AM on Mon May 20 2013
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Am I the only one who thinks Clancy Brown would make a pretty good 616-Nick Fury?
said at 1:33 PM on Wed May 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight That could certainly work. One guy I think could do Nick fury is Phil Morris. I think he can pull off both versions of Nick Fury.
said at 10:27 AM on Mon Feb 25 2013
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Phil Abbot - Pretty good for classic Nick Fury.
Jack Angel - Not as good as Phil, but fine.
Mark Gibbon - OK, not very memorable.
Jim Byrnes - Same.
Dave Fennoy - A little too deep for me.
Andre Ware - Perfect as Ultimate Fury.
Scott MacDonald - Perfect as Classic Fury.
Mark Graue - Luigi, look! Just kidding. He did OK.
Alex Desert - Liked him in AEMH.
Dean Redman - He sounds cool. His voice has a real sense of authority.
David Kaye - Really good.
KMR - I know he could do better.
Samuel L. Jackson - Same as his movie performance. Good.
John Eric Bentley - Doesn't really sound like Sam, but an OK performance.
Scottie Ray - Too raspy.
Khary Paton - A little too light, but I can't hate Khary.
Chi McBride - Pretty much perfect.
said at 3:30 PM on Wed Apr 3 2013
@VctrBnsn In the Iron Man Rise of Technovore trailer, John really improved as Nick, even to the point that he might become my favorite.
said at 4:45 PM on Mon Jul 1 2013
@VctrBnsn Never mind these guys. Keith David OWNED Nick Fury in Marvel Heroes. That's now the voice that I hear when thinking of him. The casting choice is genius, yet so obvious. Why didn't I think of it?
said at 5:24 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
black nick fury is way better than white nick fury in my opinion. specifically, samuel l jackson and alex desert.
said at 7:30 AM on Mon Nov 19 2012
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We need TC Carson as Ultimate Nick Fury.
said at 5:09 PM on Wed Nov 21 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight please!!!!! :D
said at 7:31 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I think he would work best as Nick Fury in a video game as supposed to a cartoon series.
said at 5:11 PM on Sat Oct 13 2012
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I prefer the Classic version of Fury so i'm going with Scott MacDonald.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:51 PM on Wed Jul 25 2012
I'm disappointed in the voice Kevin used, he would have made an awesome Nick
said at 2:59 AM on Mon Jun 4 2012
We need Daran Norris as Nick Fury. In other words, "HYDRABERG!"
said at 11:27 PM on Sun Apr 22 2012
Tough one, I like both Chi and Sam the most out of these picks.
said at 5:26 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
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Classic Fury:
1. Dave Kaye
2. Scott MacDonald
3. Mark Gibbon
4. Jim Byrnes
5. Philip Abbott

Ultimate Nick
1. Samuel L. Jackson (Though I generally don't like to use live action actors, Sam is Ultimate Nick in almost every sense you can name. Plus he's Afro Samurai and Ninja Ninja.)
2. Alex Desert
3. Chi McBride
4. Dean Redman
5. Dave Fennoy

Nick Fury in general (My version of Nick is just a black goteed verion of Classic Fury)
1. David Kaye
2. Alex Desert
3. Scott McDonald
4. Mark Gibbon
5. Dave Redman

Though Travis Willingham is my personal Nick Fury voice.
said at 4:09 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
I think this one depends on which verison of Nick Fury you prefer.

For classic Nick Fury, I'm going with Scott MacDonald, though Marc Graue, Mark Gibbon, Jim Byrnes, and David Kaye were good, too

For Ultimate Nick Fury, yeah, giving this one to Samuel L. Jackson without a doubt, especially since starting with the Ultimates, Ultimate Nick Fury was based on the guy. That said, Dave Fennoy, Alex Desert, Chi McBride, Khary Payton, Dean Redman, and Andre Ware are good, too.
said at 12:33 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013

Keith David was pretty good as Nick, too.
said at 2:33 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
Lol Chi Mcbride even looks like him
said at 1:45 AM on Thu Apr 5 2012
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I hope after The Avengers comes they use white fury a bit more.
said at 3:50 PM on Wed May 2 2012
@pete No offense, but if anything, they're probably use Ultimate Fury more after the Avengers movie. In fact, the classic Marvel universe recently introduced a version of Ultimate Fury.
said at 4:23 PM on Wed May 2 2012
@Anicomicgeek how? They have two Nick Fury's now?
said at 9:50 PM on Wed May 2 2012
@pete In the mini-series "Battle Scars", they introduced a character based on Ultimate Fury who turns out to be the original Fury's biological son. His real name even turns out to be "Nick Fury, Jr."
said at 6:55 AM on Sun Mar 18 2012
Favorite white Nick Fury: David Kaye and Scott MacDonald

Black Nick Fury goes to Sam Jackson without contest.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:55 AM on Thu Jan 12 2012
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Man, they actually ALL do a really great job. Jim Byrnes is my vote for the caucasian Fury and Andre Ware for the Africa-American version. :)
said at 8:20 PM on Mon Jan 2 2012
I like the african-american version beter! lol
My choice for that one Samuel. White one is Scott.
said at 10:03 AM on Fri Oct 21 2011
Here is my list:

1. Samuel L. Jackson (I always think to myself "He really is Nick!")
2. Dean Redman
3. Andre Ware (sounds pretty authorative)
4. Khary Payton
5. Alex Desert (He sounds sorta too jazzy for the part, but still a decent choice)
6. Dave Fennoy
7. John Eric Bentley
8. Kevin M. Richardson (sounds too shaky for the role)

1. Mark Gibbon
2. Scott McDonald
3. David Kaye
4. Marc Graue
5. Scottie Ray
6. Jack Angel
7. Jim Byrnes
8. Philip Abbott
said at 8:54 AM on Sun Jun 3 2012
@SmartyBoyboy I am putting Chi McBride on the spot between Jackson and Redman.
said at 1:09 PM on Wed May 11 2011
Really should just split the two version of him into two different comparisons. As it stands, it's not really fair.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:02 PM on Wed May 11 2011
@KaiserNeko I don't know much about Nick Fury, but if race is the only difference, I don't have a problem with it being one. He's still the same character whether he's black or white.
said at 5:10 PM on Sat May 14 2011
@NCZ They are similar, but NOT the same, I can assure you that.
said at 5:20 PM on Sat May 14 2011
@NCZ OG Nick Fury is less cool and controlled than Ultimate. Their personalities are different enough, as well as their backgrounds, to make them different characters.

Furthermore, if I think about Ultimate Nick Fury, I can only imagine an African American actor playing him. For -obvious- reasons. So I'm stuck voting on ONE VERSION of the character, even though there is, quite frankly, two different versions with differing personalities and ethnicities!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:25 PM on Fri Aug 6 2010
Jim Byrnes and David Kaye are the best white Nick Fury voices. For black Nick Fury, Samuel L. Jackson wins hands-down.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:01 PM on Tue May 18 2010

ignore smarttamarr94's rudeness...

I talked it over with the other admins and we're going to keep it as it is for now.

After all we have some other VC in similar situations.

e.g. Terry McGinnis of Batman Beyond in the Batman VC (most would assume is Bruce Wayne).

Also some Transformers VC too.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:56 PM on Fri May 14 2010
Because it's Unlimited not Ultimate?
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:45 AM on Mon May 10 2010
It's possible the source I screen-capped the pic from might have been a mirror video. Either that or TPTB made a mistake.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:29 PM on Sat May 8 2010
Still missing Khary Payton from X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse. If anyone can send me or direct me to a clip I'll add him asap.

Also I'm not 100% sure John Eric Bentley's clip is him since info for the Iron Man 2 game said he did additional dialogue. However since it sounded difference than Samuel L. Jackson's voice I used it.

If I'm wrong feel free to correct me and give me a legit clip.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Nick Fury voice actors?
Philip Abbott
Jack Angel
Mark Gibbon
Jim Byrnes
Dave Fennoy
Andre Ware
Scott MacDonald
Marc Graue
Alex Desert
Dean Redman
David Kaye
Kevin Michael Richardson
John Eric Bentley
Samuel L Jackson
Scottie Ray
Khary Payton
Chi McBride
Keith David
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