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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Captain James Hook with sound clips and images.
Captain James Hook is the main antagonist of J.M. Barrie's play "Peter Pan" and its various adaptions. He is the captain of the Jolly Roger, a vessel that he sails throughout the seas of Neverland. He holds a strong grudge against Peter Pan that stems from an incident in which Pan removed Hook's right hand and fed it to a crocodile, a beast that stalks and torments Hook to this day.

Created by CatsTuxedo on Sat Dec 17 2011, 19 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Peter Pan (1953)
Captain HookHans Conried
Hans Conried
Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990)
Captain James HookTim Curry
Tim Curry
Return to Never Land (2002)
Captain HookCorey Burton
Corey Burton
The Pirate Fairy (2014)
James HookTom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston

EDITOR'S OPINION

Conreid can sound appropriately hammy and intimidating when he need be, but he can just as well become hysterically panicked and provide welcome comic relief. Burton does a pretty good vocal impression of Conreid, but given what he has to work with he never really gets the chance to give a performance as entertaining or potentially surpassing Conreid's. As for Curry, the different tone of the television series from Disney's adaptions means that Curry's performance lacks the comic edge of Conreid's, but he does sound suitably fierce as the more villainous Hook and hams it up quite nicely. While both Conreid and Curry play their versions of Hook well (with Burton doing a decent enough impression of Conreid), I'm leaning towards Conreid just a little more because his is simply the more fun performance.


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HienFan
said at 1:19 AM on Sat Aug 2 2014
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Is that really Captain Hook(the 2014 dude)? that looks more like a glorified pretty fanart than a menacing pirate

Sorry but the other three are better
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:20 PM on Fri Aug 1 2014
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I'm disappointed with Tom, this is Tom "Loki" Hiddleton how is he not matching the energy of Hans or Curry?
It's not a bad villain voice but I can't listen to it and get hooked.
The Doctor
said at 3:37 PM on Fri Aug 1 2014
@Music Meister I see what you did there ;)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:15 PM on Wed Aug 6 2014
@The Doctor I'm glad you liked it
Ross123
said at 10:19 AM on Fri Aug 1 2014
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I agree with VctrBnsn that they are great at voicing Captain Hook.

I'm going with Hans since he made Captain Hook what he is: A menacing, iconic & memorable villain.

Tim is 2nd, Corey is 3rd & Tom is 4th. I seem to agree with the poll in this case.
VctrBnsn
said at 7:55 AM on Fri Aug 1 2014
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All four are great, and all in different ways. Hans is iconic, and Corey is a perfect replacement. Tim sounds like a more traditional pirate and it works very well, and Tom is always entertaining.
The Doctor
said at 11:26 PM on Thu Jul 31 2014
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I love Tom Hiddleston and he is clearly having fun, but I can't help but to feel that he was miscast. Sure, this is younger version of the character, but there should still be something that reminds you about Conried (or even Burton) in his voice and/orspeech pattern.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 9:38 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
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I've always thought of Corey Burton as a perfect successor to Hans Conried as Captain Hook. However, I do think he should play Hook in a movie where the writing is willing to give him a much better chance to exploit his true potential to the character. It doesn't show much here, but with the right script, I believe he could go to great lengths with the role.

With that said, I do LOVE all three performances. Although for me, I think the one that stands out best for me [by mere inches] is Conried. I guess I'd say that Burton and Curry would tie for the runners-up.
virtual revenger
said at 10:47 PM on Mon Aug 5 2013
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They are all great.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:12 AM on Fri Mar 8 2013
My gosh, both Hans Conried and Tim Curry are positively brilliant. I haven't enough of Tim Curry to fairly judge, but I think I will go with Hans Conried because he could sound imposing himself as well as comical. Tim Curry is truly great was well, but from what I heard here his performance is a little more limited to being angry and menacing while Hans Conried does a little more.
Dogman15
said at 3:11 AM on Mon Jan 28 2013
Why isn't/aren't the Shrek version(s) of Captain Hook here? Too different?
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:27 AM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@Dogman15 The Shrek version isn't considered an official incarnation of the character (even if he's included in the Character Generation page).
Dogman15
said at 7:15 PM on Fri Feb 1 2013
@CatsTuxedo And yet the Captain Hook of the Shrek universe gets different voices in each film. Oh well.
pete
said at 9:20 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
@Dogman15 He'd go in the Shrek VC then.
SparklyShake12
said at 1:12 PM on Sat Apr 7 2012
Hans Conried is absolute perfection! Tim Curry makes a GREAT villainous Hook as well. Burton did an OK impression of Conried, but it's not the "best" I've heard from him.
Celeste
said at 10:29 PM on Sun Dec 18 2011
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My vote definitely goes to Tim Curry because he does sound evil and impressive. :)
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:28 AM on Sun Dec 18 2011
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Hans Conried was brilliant as Hook and Corey Burton is equally brilliant in imitating him; that honestly has to be one of Burton's best vocal impressions ever.

Tim Curry is also one of the best Hooks ever, though.
pete
said at 9:03 PM on Wed Dec 21 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus Paul Frees impressions are his best this is 2nd
disneyphilip
said at 12:02 AM on Sun Dec 18 2011
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Corey Burton does a great job as Captain Hook, both performance-wise and as a Hans Conried-sound-alike.


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