Radioactive Man
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Radioactive Man

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

Radioactive Man is a Marvel Comics Super villain that made his comic book debut into the 93rd issue of Journey into Mystery back in June of 1963. Radioactive Man certainly lives up to his name as he definitely has the powers of Nuclear radiation however it depends on the continuity that he is in on whether if its all that safe to be around him due to his radioactive body. Radioactive Man was initially depicted as a minion of Baron Zemo whom was a part of the Masters of Evil and no matter what version we are talking about here he is generally someone's minion as he has served different masters. There are two versions of Radioactive Man, the original one whom was a Chinese man by the name of Chen Lu whom was originally a foe of Thor and there is a more recent version namely a Russian Mutant by the name of Igor Stancheck whom is an enemy of Black Panther. 
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 11 2011
Special thanks to UltimateCharm, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Radioactive ManGillie Fenwick
Gillie Fenwick
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Radioactive ManJames Sie
James Sie
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
Radioactive ManDon Luce
Don Luce
Black Panther (2010)
Radioactive ManRick D Wasserman
Rick D Wasserman
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Radioactive ManRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith


Today on the Marvel Universe VC section we have a little something for this Nuclear-powered foe... RADIOACTIVE MAN! We shall actually begin with the 60's TV series Marvel Super Heroes in which Gillie Fenwick was the one to voice Radioactive Man here. Gillie's voice for Radioactive Man well I assume he is based off of the Chen Wu version that was the only one back then but one can barely tell as there is little to no evidence of a Chinese accent here. Granted I suppose it is a bit preferable compared to Bernard Cowan's questionable attempt at the accent as Mandarin in the show but still. Aside from the overly light accent Gillie's overall work as Radioactive Man was alright even if it is a bit generic so in other words its not the best work on that show but its not the worst.

About 4 decades later James Sie gets to take over in the Video Game Marvel Ultimate Alliance. James' attempt at an accent for Radioactive Man is okay but his attempt at a rougher and gruffer voice sounds a little off. Granted I am aware James did his Radioactive Man voice like he did so it won't sound too much like his Mandarin voice but still it doesn't come off as Natural. While James' voice for Radioactive Man sounded a bit forced but his performance was decent enough as an eager villainous minion. So in other words James Sie as Radioactive Man is alright but its definitely not one of his better performances.

Last but not the least is Radioactive Man in the Black Panther series in which Rick D. Wasserman gets to take over here. This version of Radioactive Man is based off of the Russian Mutant by the name of Igor Stancheck but fortunately Rick did the Russian accent rather well though. Rick's fairly low rough voice does work for the role as he does make Radioactive Man sound sinister and eager to do his job. So in other words while Radioactive Man did not get a lot of lines but Rick's work for the role is a good example of the show's voice work. Overall while Rick's work maybe for a different version of Radioactive Man but I do find his performance to be the best at the first two are OK at best.



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said at 4:09 PM on Tue Jan 23 2018
1. Sie
2. Wasserman
3. RCS
said at 9:12 AM on Fri Oct 27 2017
VC thoughts update

I really like Gillie Fenwick's hammy performance the most. I love his delivery and his voice is really quite quirky, making him sound radioactive. One of the better performances in those cartoons. May not have an accent, but I still feel he works well for Chen Wu.

Rick D. Wasserman is perfect for the Igor Stancheck incarnation. He has a really cool Russian accent and he gets to inject some fun into the performance.

Roger Craig Smith also works well for Stancheck, but I prefer Rick.

Don Luce also works well for the Chen Wu version.

James Sie's delivery is kinda weird and forced at places.
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said at 6:53 PM on Thu Oct 26 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Chen Wu
1. James
2. Don
3. Gillie

Igor Stancheck
1. Rick
2. Roger

Overall rank:
1. James
2. Rick
3. Roger
4. Don
5. Gillie

Eric Bauza and Travis Willingham would be great as Chen and Igor respectively.
said at 9:14 PM on Mon Jul 24 2017
1. Rick D Wasserman
2. James Sie
said at 10:18 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
I'll go with James Sie. I enjoyed his performance while playing Ultimate Alliance.
said at 8:35 PM on Mon Apr 4 2016
Though Rick is awesome as Igor Stancheck.
I'd say it would go like this:

1. James
2. Don
3. Gillie

1. Rick
2. Roger
said at 3:22 AM on Thu Sep 17 2015
Sticking with James Sie, though Roger Craig Smith was also good.
said at 8:51 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
Fenwick's Radioactive Man is one of the better performances in the Marvel Super Heroes. I really like his accent. With that being said, I think Wasserman was pretty awesome as the Igor Stancheck version.

1) Gillie Fenwick
2) Rick D. Wasserman
3) Roger Craig Smith
4) Don Luce
5) James Sie
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:24 PM on Wed Sep 16 2015
Yes, Rich and Roger are a different version than the others. We are aware and will look into it in the future.
There doesn't need need to be 20 comments saying this.
said at 6:54 PM on Wed Jul 22 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Sie And Wasserman
said at 6:59 AM on Mon May 11 2015
1) Gillie Fenwick
2) Rick D. Wasserman
3) Don Luce
4) James Sie
said at 8:53 AM on Mon Nov 12 2012
I like the Chun Lu version so I'm going to vote for James Sie.
said at 3:45 PM on Wed May 2 2012
I think that depends on which Radioactive Man you prefer. James Sie was good as for the original Chen Lu version while Rick D. Wasserman was good as the Igor Stancheck one.
said at 11:00 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012

Sticking with James Sie, but Don Luce was also good.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Radioactive Man voice actors?
Gillie Fenwick
James Sie
Rick D Wasserman
Don Luce
Roger Craig Smith