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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Taskmaster with sound clips and images.
Taskmaster is a known Marvel Comics Super Villain (though he sometimes alters between that and anti-hero in recent comics) in which his comic book debut is in Avengers #195 May 1980. Taskmaster's real name is Anthiony Masters and one thing that is truly consistent about Taskmaster is that he has highly photographic reflexes in which he can imitate the fighting moves of his opponents just by observing them (he also has perfect vocal mimicry skills and have impersonated heroes before). Taskmaster was originally known as a foe of the Avengers but he has joined various organizations over the years in which he has had a ally/enemy relationship of those such as S.H.I.E.L.D and Deadpool. Taskmaster has trained Marvel Super-Villains and occasionally even Superheroes such as the 1st Spider Woman A.K.A Jessica Drew.

Created by Pokejedservo on Tue May 1 2012, 30 Comments, Add Comment
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
TaskmasterSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
TaskmasterClancy Brown
Clancy Brown


Today we take a little look at the "Combat Chameleon" himself... TASKMASTER! Lets begin shall we?

Steve Blum- Okay I understand the fact that Taskmaster is from Brooklyn, New York however Steve's attempt at the accent was okay at best. I mean don't get me wrong Steve's attempt at the accent was okay but I have heard a lot better. Anyways Steve was portraying Taskmaster as an opportunistic thug in which he does an okay job with it. So in other words its not a bad performance but its not exactly one of Steve's better ones.

Clancy Brown- Now Clancy's voice for the role felt perfectly natural right from the start as his deep and somewhat gruff voice for the role was VERY suitable if I do say so myself. Clancy's performance had a very sinister tone as he plays the role of Taskmaster as a malicious yet manipulative mercenary rather well. So in other words its another fine example of Clancy doing a villainous role well and a fine example of the voice work in the show.

Overall I am clearly going with Clancy Brown on this one.


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said at 11:41 AM on Fri Feb 20 2015
1) Steve Blum
2) Clancy Brown
said at 9:05 AM on Tue Nov 4 2014
Clancy is Hands Down the best voice for Taskmaster. He's menacing, sinister and most of all... evil.

Steve was ok.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:23 AM on Tue Jul 8 2014
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I must admit that I don't know this character, but Clancy Brown sounds cool, as he usually does.

I don't really like Steve Blum's voice here.
said at 11:46 AM on Sat May 31 2014
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I think Diedrich Bader would be a pretty good choice t play Taskmaster, Honestly.
said at 4:43 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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I think that Clancy wins this over Steve. Steve's awesome, but Taskmaster's one of the few characters they got right on in USM. STeve wasn't that great in Marvel vs Capcom, but really improved later on.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:16 PM on Mon Dec 16 2013
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With Blum's many attempts at Taskmaster, I feel he has improved but I still like Clancy more.

Admittedly I don't know a whole lot about Taskmaster but whether it's the opportunistic thug who loves to fight or the more cold calculating mercenary, I think Ron Perlman would work nicely for either version of Taskmaster
said at 11:27 PM on Sun Sep 1 2013
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You know, if Steve Blum's Marvel Heroes performance was on here he might be in lead.
said at 11:11 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
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Taskmaster isn't exactly a mastermind (though he isn't an idiot by any means), plus he was raised in the Bronx. Steven Blum's take on Tasky reflects this, right down to the accent.

Though I'll be honest, it was a close one, Clancy Brown gave a damn good performance.
said at 2:00 AM on Tue Jun 4 2013
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Both of these guys are great. But I slightly prefer Steve Blum.
said at 11:00 PM on Tue May 28 2013
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Steve gets my vote, like many said, he's a gun for hire, not a criminal mastermind, but still though, his voice for Tasky could work out for many others, like Lex Luthor.
said at 10:40 AM on Fri May 17 2013
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I am actually going with Steve Blum here; his performance is just more interesting to listen to; plus his acting good as well.

I really like Clancy, and his Taskmaster certainly sounds deep and somewhat gruff; but at the end of the day he's a little bit typecasted in this role.

Both are really good in this role, but Steve's take was just more enjoyable to listen to.
said at 2:24 PM on Thu May 16 2013
Neither of them are anything how I imagined the character to sound like, but Clancy comes closest, so I'll go with him. I always imagined him with a voice like Lex Lang when he goes into lower, more sinister registers.
said at 10:11 PM on Wed Jul 3 2013
@VctrBnsn Steve does better in Marvel Heroes, he drops the accent. Still sticking with Clancy.
said at 9:40 PM on Wed Apr 17 2013
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You know, Steve Blum's voice isn't really bad at all, now that I've spent more time playing (and getting my arse kicked at) U/MvC3. As stated previously, Taskmaster is a gun-for-hire, as opposed to a flat-out criminal mastermind, and Blum's performance conveys that much more accurately. Clancy Brown, on the other hand, is too generic, and his voice would be much more suitable for someone like Galactus (which would be awesome though btw).

While his voice is too high and his attempt at the accent was dodgy, Blum isn't the one at fault. Honestly, that's just terrible voice direction, and I really couldn't play the game with those awful one-liners going back-and-forth through each battle. Again, I suppose Blum's Taskmaster isn't that bad (especially compared to some of the Capcom English voices...*ugh*), but he could definitely be a lot better.

Overall, neither one comes close, but I suppose I'll give this one to Blum.
said at 10:47 AM on Tue Jan 29 2013
Clancy sounds too deep and evil, and Steve`s performance was just weak. Gotta have to wait for another take before I vote.
said at 12:37 AM on Tue Dec 25 2012
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Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards Steve Blum.
said at 4:03 PM on Sun Dec 23 2012
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I was originally voting for Clancy Brown but I think Steve fits the character more so i'm switching to him.
said at 12:36 AM on Sun Dec 23 2012
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The more I think about it, I'm gonna change my vote to Steven Blum for Taskmaster. Yeah, Clancy Brown's good, but I'm not sure the voice suits Taskmaster.

The thing is Taskmaster is a hired thug at the end of the day; Steven Blum's version suits that more. Like Bombermanp said, Clancy Brown's voice for him makes him sound too evil. Granted, his voice works for Lex Luthor and Mr. Sinister, but I'm not sure it works for Taskmaster.
said at 6:55 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
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While Steve Blum's Taskmaster is easily the weakest performance out of all the Marvel characters of U/MvC3, he's really not all that bad (especially compared to some of the Capcom English voices... *ugh* ). The Brooklyn accent was pretty off, the line delivery was awkward, and his voice is too high (which is extremely ironic for him), but it suited the character rather well. I'm sure he would've been great under better direction though. But at the very least, he certainly made up for it with Wolverine.

Clancy Brown's nothing short of generic, but my vote goes to him.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:13 PM on Thu Aug 2 2012
Clancy had more to work with, but I really don't think it fits the character.
said at 3:58 AM on Fri May 4 2012
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i like both voices but clancy makeis him sound to evil. idk it just does not scream "mercenary" sure his lines do but not his voice.. im going with steve because he sounds like TMs occupation, a mercenary that love what he is doing... i think this clancy's voice is more suited for deathstroke than taskmanster.. just my opinion
said at 2:42 PM on Sun Jul 29 2012
@Bombermanp Yeah, that's what I was thinking. Taskmaster is more of a gun-for-hire than an actual, sinister supervillain. That's why Blum's is more fitting.
said at 2:49 PM on Wed May 2 2012
I thought Clancy did do a great job, but I gotta go with Steve here.
said at 11:42 AM on Wed May 2 2012
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I'm going with Clancy on this one.
said at 7:17 AM on Wed May 2 2012
I don't know... I prefer Blum's voice (closer to the Taskmaster's voice I hear in my head while reading comics), but Brown's acting is amazing (he really makes TM menacing).
I suppose that I vote Blum, but I will say that Taskmaster with Blum's voice and Brown's acting would be perfeckt
said at 11:32 PM on Tue May 1 2012
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Without a doubt, hands down, Clancy Brown for Taskmaster. Steven Blum was okay, but Brown was better.
said at 11:28 PM on Tue May 1 2012
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Hmmm.....both are pretty good, actually. Can't really choose between them.

I guess I'll go with Blum, if only because I dislike USM with a passion.
said at 11:53 PM on Tue May 1 2012
@D.A.V.E. It really isn't that bad just needs serious writing and to adapt the Ultimate Spider-Man storylines rather than just the title. The Taskmater episode was the best one yet.
said at 11:19 PM on Tue May 1 2012
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GAH!!! Must...choose...between...VO badasses!!!

Went with Clancy Brown.
said at 11:06 PM on Tue May 1 2012
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Clancy no contest. Steve sounds like Thing with a cold.

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