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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Wonder Man with sound clips and images.
Wonder Man is a Marvel Comics character who first appeared in The Avengers #9 (Oct. 1964). Simon Williams was the owner of a company called Williams Innovations. Unfortunately, his competitor was Tony Stark and Stark Industries and the company lost many profits. Under the misguided advise of his brother Eric, the future Grim Reaper, Simon embezzles the company's funds, but he was caught and incarcerated. Blaming Stark for all his misfortunes, Simon accepts a deal made by Baron Zemo and the Enchantress, who were using him to destroy the Avengers. Undergoing bodily experiments under Zemo, Williams was granted superhuman abilities and posed as a superhero called Wonder Man and lured the Avengers into a trap, where they were captured by the Masters of Evil. Having a guilty conscience, Williams sacrificed his life to save the Avengers, but he did not die. His body just entered a state of suspension where he remained for a while. While in the coma, Ultron had stolen Williams' brain patterns and had used it as the template for the synthezoid Vision. Eventually, Williams is restored to life and soon joins the Avengers. Under Baron Zemo's chemical and radiation treatment, Williams was infused with ionic rays which granted him superhuman strength, endurance, and agility. After awakening from his coma, Wonder Man transformed into a being of ionic energy which granted him the added powers of flight, regeneration, and the ability to create destructive ionic blasts.
EDITOR'S OPINIONHamish McEwan did a fine job as Wonder Man. He projected a strong heroic confidence in Wonder Man.
Dave B. Mitchell was okay too, though I wonder (no pun intended) why his line had a cheesy actor line.
However, my personal pick goes to Phil LaMarr. He gives Simon a powerful, crazed voiced that had a mixture of desperation and anger. Points for giving Simon a voice different from his most of his other characters.