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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 Tue Aug 14 2012, 39 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
HeimdallCam Clarke
Cam Clarke
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
HeimdallSteve Blum
Steve Blum
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
HeimdallJB Blanc
JB Blanc
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
HeimdallJess Harnell
Jess Harnell
Thor: God of Thunder (2011)
HeimdallPhil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr
Avengers Assemble (2013)
HeimdallJames C Mathis III
James C Mathis III
Hulk And The Agents Of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
HeimdallChris Bosh
Chris Bosh

EDITOR'S OPINION

Alright 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.


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Starscreamsfan
said at 7:41 AM on Wed Nov 12 2014
My Top 5:

1) Blanc
2) Blum
3) Harnell
4) LaMarr
5) Clarke
Finister2
said at 3:25 AM on Wed May 21 2014
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I wonder if Khary Payton would make a good "Elba Heimdall"?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:08 AM on Sun Mar 2 2014
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For the original version, I like JB Blanc. For the new movie version, I suppose I prefer Phil LaMarr.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:42 AM on Sun Mar 2 2014
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I like JB Blanc the best. Phil and James were rather good, too. Chris Bosh was alright, although he sometimes sounded a bit forced. Like he was trying to make his voice more gruff.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:41 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
I wonder if Sif and Heimdall are still related with this new version of Heimdall?
GothamRed
said at 7:43 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Music Meister Maybe they're related in the same way that Fox's new Johnny and Sue are related.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:03 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@GothamRed Gimmicky casting and desperation to seem new and edgy?
GothamRed
said at 8:09 PM on Sat Mar 1 2014
@Music Meister sure.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:39 AM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@Music Meister That's racist.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:43 AM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Clearly
VctrBnsn
said at 6:30 AM on Thu Feb 27 2014
They had James C. Manthis in the episode, yet went with a celebrity. I'm sorry, but Chris sounds way too normal. James at least had some sophistication in his voice, and I really wanted to hear more from him.
pete
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Feb 27 2014
@VctrBnsn Copying and pasting my forum post. Scenario Time: James gets a call saying Heimdall will be in S.M.A.S.H, shortly after Marvel Studios gets a call from Chris Bosh's agent saying he wants to be on the show, when James gets there he ends up voicing Maliketh so Chris can voice Heimdall, or just gives up his role for this special occasion.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:54 AM on Fri Feb 28 2014
@pete Well, I guess that makes sense. Oh well, I've got closure then!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:02 PM on Wed Feb 26 2014
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Keith David as Heimdall?
skeletonking1234
said at 8:05 PM on Wed Feb 26 2014
@Music Meister BY GOD YES!!!
DravenRoth994
said at 9:35 AM on Fri Feb 14 2014
Apparently he will be played by Chris Bosh in Agents of Smash; Interesting casting choice. I would provide a link but I'm on a iPad.
The Doctor
said at 4:19 AM on Mon Jan 13 2014
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If Idris Elba would reprise the role in some game or show, I would vote him without hesitation. For now, I will vote Blanc.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:23 PM on Sun Jan 19 2014
@The Doctor I agree 100%.
Fulgore2005
said at 2:06 AM on Mon Jan 13 2014
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Phil Lamarr with ease. Personally prefer his posh tone.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:02 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
I can't hear anything. I can't hear anything on this site, but my volume works and I can hear content on other sites.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:58 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@VctrBnsn You still haveing problems?
VctrBnsn
said at 5:32 PM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@Music Meister Its just my computer. I don't know whats wrong, but don't worry about it. The problem is on my end.
VctrBnsn
said at 5:24 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
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Although it may just be milking the MCU, I say I prefer Idris Elba Heimdall over classic.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:45 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
James Mathis III could've been better.
GothamRed
said at 7:59 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Maybe he'll improve with more material, this is all he said in the episode he appeared.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:22 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@GothamRed

*sees "improve" in association with "Avengers Assemble"*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR-kVQigyws
GothamRed
said at 11:45 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Planet Doom itself was an improvement over previous episodes. No need to be so jaded.
DravenRoth994
said at 12:48 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@GothamRed I actually agree. I admit I only watched it when I found out Bruce Banner was finally in it(as well as Noir Spider-Man), but it was probably the best episode the show has had so far. Sadly, due to the shows more condensed format It just can't bring me back for more.
coolgeek176
said at 11:34 AM on Mon Dec 24 2012
I'm going with JB Blanc. Phil LaMarr was good too.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:43 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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1. Phil LaMarr- I like the deep, powerful yet regal and kind. Yeah it sounds like his John Steward voice but still good.

2. JB Blanc- Wish it was a little deeper but still good, regal and powerful.

3. Jess Harnell- little light but would still work in A more serious show even if it should be deeper.

4. Steven Blum/Cam Clarke- both are talented voice actors but they were really forced sounding.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:48 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
@Music Meister I'd tie James with JB, I have the same opinion of both.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:44 PM on Wed Feb 26 2014
@Music Meister
Bosh wasn't bad actually, he could use some work to polish it as you can tell he's a little inexperience but NBA player to actor wise he's pretty good.
Personally, I think he's got a powerful voice for Luke Cage but it fit for Heimdall even if he went in and out of an accent.
I'd put him above Jess
pete
said at 4:58 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
Going with Steve Blum. He sounds more like a Viking than the character but it's still good enough for a vote.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:45 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
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Personally, it's a tie between JB Blanc and Phil LaMarr. Blanc's sounds very loud, deep and booming. I like Phil's because he's trying to be like Idris' version of Heimdall, which is the most awesome version. :D
Torak
said at 8:09 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
Heimdell is awesome! Sadly JB Blanc and Phillip LaMarr are the only good voices from this VC.

I'm going for Phil simply because he is impersonating Idris Elba who I think portrays Heimdell the best IMO.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:52 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
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Gonna go with J.B. Blanc for Heimdell, though I also liked Cam Clarke and Phil LaMarr.
Sahgo
said at 12:41 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
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I agree with the Editor's Opinion. JB Blanc sounds more how I picture him, but Phil's take on it is very unique and really good.
Sokka2Me
said at 12:36 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
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I always imagined Heimdall as having a calm, stern voice, so I have to go with Phil Lamar.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:28 AM on Wed Aug 15 2012
I never would've guessed that was Cam Clarke. Needless to say, his performance definitely leaves the most lasting impression on me out of all of them.


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Cam Clarke
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Jess Harnell
Phil LaMarr
James C Mathis III
Chris Bosh