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

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 May 1 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (2011)
TaskmasterSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
TaskmasterClancy Brown
Clancy Brown
Captain America: The Winter Soldier the Official Game (2014)
TaskmasterRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith
Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
TaskmasterAdam Montoya
Adam Montoya


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said at 7:36 AM on Mon Apr 23 2018
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Honestly, I like Steve Blum the most in here. I feel he nails the mercenary angle. It's not perfect, but he's quite good.

Clancy Brown sounds pretty good in the role, but I feel it would fit Deathstroke much more (basically sounds like a much better version of Ron Perlman's take).

Roger Craig Smith is decent in the role.

Adam Montoya sounds similar to Steve, but his acting is awkward.
said at 9:48 PM on Sun Apr 22 2018
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I don't like Adam Montoya, not because the voice is bad. It's actually quite fitting for Taskmaster. His delivery however sounds terrible. Nothing sounds natural about it. It sounds constantly like he's overcompensating, especially when he says "I REALLY hope this is LEADING to a Fight" or "remember MEEEEE?"

Clancy Brown is really good here, although his voice and delivery almost sounds like he's trying to be scary and I've read my fair share of Taskmaster comics, and never got the impression he was supposed to be scary. Intimidating, yes....but not scary.

My vote goes to Steve Blum. He sounds like enough of a tough guy, and comes the closest to being like how I envisioned his voice would sound. But I'd kinda like to hear more of him outside of video game dialogue. I do like his performance in Marvel Heroes, even though once again he was acting all Salesman like in that sound recording. I'd like to hear what he could do in an actual story-driven performance.
said at 4:36 PM on Thu Jan 4 2018
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If Steve adds the Brooklyn accent he used in MvC3 to his Marvel Heroes performance, I feel he would be the perfect Taskmaster.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:36 AM on Sat Nov 4 2017
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Honestly, I have to go with Clancy Brown for this one. Steve is not bad or anything like that, but Clancy just sounds more like an assassin than Steve, who just sounds like a generic thug.
said at 8:53 PM on Mon Jul 24 2017
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Clancy Brown nuff said.
said at 8:31 PM on Wed Mar 8 2017
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I'm somebody who was never really big on Steve to be honest. He's had a lot of time to play the character, but every time I hear him something never sounds right to me. The accent sounds kind of off to me, and I don't know, I feel this is a character that should sound threatening, and every time I've heard Steve, he just sounds like any generic thug. Nothing about his performances as the character really stand out, even in Avengers Initiative, I think the vocal pitching was really distracting. He's not grating or anything, there's just not that much to me that makes this performance all that memorable to me.

Clancy I think works much better as a bounty hunter/assasin character. His low and smooth voice mixed with the metallic vocal effect makes the performance more distinct, and just makes it sound a lot creepier to me. It's not one of Clancy's best performances or anything, but Clancy was able to make the character work, and I thought he was a natural fit for the way he was portrayed.

Roger flip flops a lot here I feel. There's one line where he'll sound good, then it'll sound either too gruff or too goofy. I'd say he's kind average at best. I feel this was more direction because the performance seems to just go all over the place to me.

1. Clancy Brown
2. Roger Craig Smith
3. Steve Blum

I'd say for a future VA, I'd be interested in seeing someone like David Kaye do this.
said at 10:32 PM on Thu Feb 8 2018
@skeletonking1234 I'd say Steve was at his best in Marvel Heroes personally.
said at 11:07 AM on Tue Oct 25 2016
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RCS sounds like Matt Mercer here.
said at 10:16 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
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I really enjoy both Steve and Clancy in this role. I guess I'll go with Steve since he's more fitting and has given a multitude of interesting takes.
said at 3:35 AM on Tue Mar 8 2016
This is my favorite Marvel character. While he grew up in the Bronx he later dropped the accent when he got he started mercenary work with the Udon comics series. He did so to get more clients. He is also a teacher/drill instructor. While Mr. Blum's voice fits the character in the classic comics. Mr. Brown's voice reflects how I read his current incarnation. From Deadpool Inc, Agent X, and The Averages Initiative up.
said at 3:08 PM on Sat Jan 16 2016
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Nobody here 100% nails Taskmaster but I feel Steve Blum was the closest. In MVC3 Steve Blum does have a Brooklyn accent which considering the characters origins its make sense though his voice and attitude isn't that great, he improved a lot in Marvel Heroes though and unfortunately he dropped the accent which despite how much better performed it is, is a bit less distinct since he sounds like a lot of Steve Blum's other roles, still he gets the mercenary angle down perfectly.

Clancy Brown's take on Taskmaster honestly makes me think of Deathstroke instead, I mean yeah it sounds like a devious mercenary mastermind but it sounds too deep and honestly all I keep imaging is Clancy Brown as Deathstroke which is weird since it'd be Lex Luthor as Deathstroke.

Roger Craig Smith is OK but nothing too special.

I'll go with Steve Blum

BONUS: I've always thought Taskmaster would be great if he was voiced by someone like Roger Jackson, Paul Dobson, David Lodge or Dameon Clarke.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:00 PM on Tue Sep 8 2015
Roger is okay, he only play Taskmaster in one boss fight and did the generic "evil one liner" type of dialog which would hold any actor back. I think he could fit if given more dialog though maybe a little young sounding.
Shaun Ince
said at 11:30 AM on Tue Sep 8 2015
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Listening to the sound clip again, I realized that it wasn't Crispin Freeman as Taskmaster. And BTVA took note of this as well and changed it. Yeah Roger Craig Smith isn't all that great here.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:29 PM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Clancy Brown sounds the most natural here. This isn't Steve's best work as Taskmaster so i can only put him at second place. Crispin Freeman sounds really forced here which is a shame, seeing as how good of a VA he is. The voice & probably the voice direction wasn't particularly strong in Freeman's case.
said at 10:51 PM on Tue Sep 8 2015
@Shaun Ince to be fair I think Steve was better outside of MvC
said at 6:47 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Crispin sounds pretty close to Roger Smith at times. He's alright. Sticking with Clanky
said at 12:47 PM on Tue Sep 8 2015
Called it. (My thoughts are the same)
said at 12:28 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Sticking with Steve Blum, though Crispin Freeman was also good.
said at 10:00 PM on Tue Sep 8 2015

Or rather, Roger Craig Smith.
said at 12:03 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Well Crispin Freeman clip is kinda disappointing, but then again I didn't really expect much cause I can't really see him as Taskmaster. I'm just glad someone else got a chance to voice him though considering Marvel gets so biased with some of there voices that they don't really seem to give anyone else a chance. Still I'll stick with Steve.
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 3:10 PM on Fri Apr 15 2016
@Polyester Funk
To be fair, he did better in later media.
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
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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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Steve Blum
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