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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Heimdall with sound clips and images.
Heimdall is one of the secondary protagonists in the Mighty Thor series as his comic book debut was in Journey into Mystery #85 in October of 1962. Heimdall is a noble loyal warrior of Asgard and is the brother of Sif and he is mainly known as the guardian of the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard known as Bifrost. While Heimdall is a skilled and strong warrior the reason why he is the guard of the Bifrost bridge is that he has exceptional hearing and vision in which he can spot invading armies coming in from several miles away. However Heimdall normally has to stay at the bridge at all times (and has only occasionally been allowed to go anywhere else) as Heimdall uses a horn known as the Gjallerhorn to alert Asgardians when their realm is in danger.
Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 14 2012, 32 Comments
Special thanks to TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks today on the Mighty Thor VC Section we take a look at the Guardian of the Bifrost Bridge... HEIMDALL! Let us begin...
Cam Clarke- Normally its interesting when a known VA tries to step out of their known voice types and try to do something different but Cam's attempt at a rather gruff voice does seem kind of odd. While Cam did seem to be trying a little too hard to sound gruff his performance was pretty good as it does suit Heimdall's serious nature pretty well and is an okay example of Cam's work and of the voice work in the game.
Steve Blum- Alike Cam, Steve also seems to be trying a little too hard to sound gruff (and is barely different from his Thanos voice as well). But to be fair Steve does a pretty good job in playing Heimdall as the loyal diligent guard that he is and while Steve's work as Heimdall is not one of his better works but it is an okay example of his work nevertheless.
JB Blanc- While JB's voice may not be all that gruff it does have a manly, heroic feel which does work with the role well. As for JB's performance he does a fine job playing the role as a noble and loyal guardsman and is a good example of his work and of the voice work in the show.
Jess Harnell- Jess' voice sounds a little too light for the role (and yes I am well aware that this is a light-hearten comedic show but still). Jess' did a decent job in trying to do a comedic take on Heimdall but he gets rather little to work with and like Cam and Steve he does seem to be a bit miscast for the role here.
Phil LaMarr- While it is pretty clear that Phil was hired to be a stand-in for Idris Elba he does a pretty good job in that regard (even if he does occasionally slip into his Green Lantern/John Stewart voice). Anyways Phil also does a pretty good job in playing Heimdall as a loyal and noble Guardian rather well and is a pretty good example of Phil's work and of the voice work in the game.
James C Mathis III- James had a very good voice for the role as his performance does suit the role's strong stoic persona rather well. So in other words its a very good example of James' work and of the voice work in the show.
Chris Bosh- Chris' voice is not bad (though it does seem a bit too light and "normal" compared to Phil and James' work on the role). But to be fair Chris' work on the role is not bad though as his performance does suit Heimdall's serious and heroic nature pretty well enough. So in other words Chris' handiwork on the role is by no means perfect but its a pretty good example of the voice work in the show nevertheless.
Overall none of these guys are seemingly perfect for the role but I will definitely go with JB Blanc the most with Phil LaMarr and James C. Mathis III at a close second while everyone else is okay at best.