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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Spawn with sound clips and images.
Spawn is the titular character of the Spawn series whose comic book debut was in Malibu Sun #13 in May of 1992. Spawn was originally Al Simmons a man who was a renowned Marine then he became a member of the CIA in which he became a covert ops assassin for the US Government. However during a mission Al Simmons was killed by one of his fellow mercenaries thanks to his treacherous director Jason Wynn however he was later revived by the monstrous creature known as Malebolgia and became Spawn. When Al became Spawn he originally had very little memory of his past life (but over the course of the story he regains more of his memory) in fact the reason why he became Spawn is that Al made a deal with Malebolgia on how he will become Spawn just so he can at least see his beloved wife Wanda Simmons one more time. Now Spawn is often fighting the forces of evil with his demonic axe and/or various firearms as Spawn is an incredibly powerful and immortal being who has had other abilities such as flight and teleportation.
EDITOR'S OPINIONWell folks for the first Spawn Voice Compare shall be for none other than the eponymous anti-hero himself... SPAWN! Let us begin...
Keith David- Keith was such a perfectly natural choice for the role as his deep voice for the role sounds so awesomely menacing whenever he takes on the forces of evil. However Keith's performance also suited Spawn's more sympathetic moments as a man who mourns the loss of his former life with his beloved wife. I also liked on how Keith's performance does suit on how Spawn is a hero even if he is very much an Anti-Hero. Keith David's work as Spawn is a fine example of his work and of the voice work in the show.
Maurice Dean Wint- Maurice's voice for the role was okay but a bit too light especially compared to the others. But to be fair Maurice's performance is decent as it does suit a brooding anti-hero like Spawn pretty well. However while Maurice's work on the role was not bad per say but he has done better and is only an okay example of the voice work in that game. (Though to be fair unlike the other VA's here the fact that Maurice gets the least amount of lines here does not help.)
Victor Stone- I was quite pleasantly surprised by Victor's work here as he does a pretty good job in trying to sound like Keith David. Victor's performance was also pretty good as he does a commendable job in making Spawn sound like a menacing Anti-Hero well enough.
Kevin Michael Richardson- KMR's deep voice was also very suiting for the role as he also sounded very similar to Keith David as well. (In which this occurred a few years before he became known as a alternate choice for Keith David thanks to Despero and Tombstone.) But while KMR seems to be playing up the "Tormented Anti-Hero who longs for a certain loved one" aspect a bit more he does well with that while still sounding like a demonic force to be reckoned with and is a good example of KMR's work.
Overall Keith David's work is classic but KMR and Victor are a close second while Maurice is a decent third.