Spawn Spawn


Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Spawn with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Spawn

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.    
Created by Pokejedservo on Jul 16 2012
Spawn (1997)
SpawnKeith David
Keith David
Spawn: In the Demon's Hand (2000)
SpawnMaurice Dean Wint
Maurice Dean Wint
Soulcalibur II (2002)
SpawnKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Spawn: Armageddon (2003)
SpawnKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson


Well 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.)

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.



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8000 Saiyans
said at 10:42 AM on Sat Jan 13 2018
 4 Shout Outs!
Keith David was perfect in this role. Gotta give the vote to him.
said at 2:26 PM on Sat Feb 4 2017
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Keith is perfect, like this is one of the best superhero performances ever to me. Keith's naturally raspy voice works amazingly well with Spawn, being creepy, intimidating, and powerful all at the same time, some of his delivery just being downright chilling to listen to.

Maurice sounds deep, but I feel his delivery is a little bit awkward. It also doesn't help he didn't have an awful lot to work with.

Kevin is also a damn good soundalike for Keith while still being able to make it his own thing. He has the powerful sound, intimidation, and it's a good performance, but I feel it doesn't quite match up to Keith's performance (as few can do to me)

1. Keith David
2. Kevin Michael Richardson
3. Maurice Dean Wint

I'd say for a Future VA, I'd love to see Khary Payton do this.
said at 6:43 AM on Mon Jan 23 2017
Why does Kevin get two different slots? It's not like he sounds all that different in the two takes
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:10 AM on Mon Jan 23 2017
@HyperVoiceActing When the voice compare was first created, it was unknown at the time who voiced Spawn in Armageddon, so it was originally assigned to the 'Unknown Voice Actor' profile. Later it was discovered to be KMR, so the clip was transferred, meaning two KMRs.
said at 2:39 PM on Mon Jan 23 2017
@TylerMirage I thought it was because of KMR using the name "Victor Stone" in Soul Calibur 2, then later being revealed to be his alias.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:43 PM on Sat Feb 4 2017
@Zillah You're correct. Victor Stone was listed under Soul Calibur 2 on this voice compare. Just to be sure, I checked and archived version of this page from 2012. KMR was credited under that alias until late it was corrected a couple years later
said at 2:43 PM on Sat Feb 18 2017
@Zillah Yeah, Soul Calibur is a Japanese-first game & like most fighting games, the budget for the VO isn't that great (I mean it's not story-heavy so why spend that much), so they did a non-union dub, & thus an actor like KMR would have to use an alias if risking their union status.

Although you can't help but wonder how KMR got in here. The fact that they even got him is impressive. I'd've expected someone like say Richard Epcar to do Spawn in non-union projects.
said at 7:11 PM on Tue Dec 6 2016
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Keith gets my vote his acting is flawless as Spawn you definitely feel the character pain

Side note if there ever a new animated Spawn series i think Khary Payton would be good
said at 5:39 AM on Tue Jun 14 2016
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Kevin would take this role easily if he were not against the might of Keith David. If circumstances had been different and KMR had been in the show and Keith David had been in the video games, I feel confident the votes would have swapped around to. KMR is an excellent actor and I think because he keeps getting typecast so much people forget that. I do have to give it to Keith on this one, though. The show explored Spawn a lot more and we got to see a lot more of the character.
said at 8:23 PM on Tue Dec 6 2016
Well said.
said at 7:32 PM on Sun Mar 27 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Keith David
2. KMR
3. MDW
said at 6:17 PM on Mon Feb 22 2016
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I'm going with Keith David as well, he has a really dark and brooding take while also sounding like he has real weight to his performance.

Kevin Michael Richardson is a pretty good second, though he isn't as distinct as Keith David here.

Maurice Dean Wint is pretty generic and forgettable: he sounds too light to me here as well. It's just an average performance at best, honestly.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:44 PM on Tue Jul 14 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
Just like the Tombstone compare, I'd say both Keith & Kevin are more or less equal.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:30 PM on Sat Sep 13 2014
Keith David is definitely the best. His voice and performance was(and is always) great. I don't remember much caring for that series other than hearing his voice.

Kevin Michael Richardson does very, very well also.

Maurice Dean Wint is alright. He doesn't really sound that great here, but based on his Helspont, Shadow King and D'Ken he could likely do better.
said at 5:57 PM on Wed Nov 20 2013
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Ah yes, Spawn. A highly underrated super/anti-hero. I have to admit, Keith is easily the best out of them, he did a perfect job at making Spawn sound bad-ass and threatening, yet at the same time tormented and depressed.

Kevin is a good replacement, and I have to admit, of all the times he's emulated Keith, he did it the best with Spawn. He nails everything Keith nailed, he's just slightly deeper.

Maurice is, well, meh. He seems to be inconsistent. It's not bad, but he's weak when compared to Kevin and Keith.
said at 8:05 PM on Sat Aug 3 2013
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Keith David: 10/10
Maurice Dean Wint: 7/10
Kevin Michael Richardson: 9/10
said at 4:11 PM on Sun Jul 21 2013
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Kieth David is iconic, that being said they probably couldn't have done better than Kevin Michael Richardson when it came to a replacement.
said at 5:04 AM on Mon Jun 10 2013
I find it funny that two of the options are Kevin Michael Richardson.

But seriously, they're all good but Keith David is the best of the bunch.
said at 6:39 AM on Tue Jun 11 2013

One of them was originally "Victor Stone" before I found evidence (*brag brag brag*) that Vic is a pseudonym for Kevin.
said at 2:35 PM on Sat Jun 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Has KMR used this alias in other projects?
said at 12:14 AM on Sun Jul 28 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight What was it?
said at 9:36 PM on Fri Mar 27 2015

As other posts have stated, the alias was "Victor Stone".
said at 11:55 AM on Sun Mar 29 2015
@Anicomicgeek I meant the evidence. I knew what the alias was.
said at 10:32 AM on Tue Apr 7 2015

I think it was when KMR was on Tom Wilson's podcast, but I don't 100% remember
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:41 AM on Tue Apr 7 2015
@pete I actually do remember. KMR said on the podcast that he almost registered with the union as Victor Stone because Kevin Richardson was taken, until he decided to just register with his middle name added on. It basically proved that if he were ever to use an alias it would be Victor Stone.
said at 12:27 PM on Thu May 9 2013
Keith David is my faourite

Kevin Michael Richardson is second

Victor stone is third

the other guy is not that great
said at 10:28 PM on Mon Feb 25 2013
I'm going with Keith. Kevin Michael Richardson is good. I believe Victor Stone is KMR so he is still good.
said at 3:10 PM on Thu Sep 13 2012
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Spawn, a pretty badass and underrated superhero:

Keith David - Keith fit very, very naturally into the role, being badass and all. His voice fits Spawn perfectly, and he's also able to convey a range of convincing emotions.

Kevin Michael Richardson - Like Keith David, he fits naturally into it and he's a fairly obvious choice.

Victor Stone - On the off chance this is an entirely seperate person to KMR, it's damn good. But if it is KMR, then he once again turns in a great performance.

Maurice Dean Wint - Good on it's own merits, but weak when compared to the others.

That's my review, in that order.
said at 1:43 AM on Sun Sep 16 2012
@Cheesyfeet106 Well he's not so much a super hero, as much as he is an anti hero.

Sorry, just felt I had to correct you on that one, other than that I pretty much agree with you.
said at 2:34 PM on Tue Oct 2 2012
@Metabad Oh well, um, thanks!
said at 9:03 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
My vote goes for Keith David, second would be Victor Stone.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:40 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
Was there a role where Keith wasn't amazing at. Admittedly I didn't like the Spawn show but Keith's performance made me want to keep watching.
said at 2:55 PM on Wed Jul 18 2012
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Keith David of course, Kevin and Victor are pretty good too.
said at 2:20 PM on Tue Jul 17 2012
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I'm gonna go with Keith David, though Kevin Michael Richardson were also good. I'd say the same of Victor Stone, but like a few other people, unless otherwise stated, I'm of the opinion that it is KMR under another name.
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Jul 17 2012
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Victor Stone... That's Cyborg's (Teen Titans) real name... I smell pseudo-name...
said at 11:32 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
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Keith is the best. No question, especially since he gets the best material to work with. Kevin's not bad either, though.
said at 10:30 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
Oh and also, what's with the "yeah" sound by the end of Maurice's clip?
said at 2:46 AM on Sat Jul 28 2012
@Metabad Think it's background noise from the person playing the game or someone who was in the room with him.
said at 6:17 PM on Sat Jul 28 2012
@pete was the audio taken from a lets play or something?
said at 9:17 PM on Sat Jul 28 2012
@Metabad That'd be my guess.
said at 10:22 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
 1 Shout Out!
keith cause everyone basicly copied him XD
said at 10:16 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
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Truth be told, I like them all. Maurice Dean Wint did fall a little flat when compared to the others, but on his own he was pretty good, I still like him.

I guess my vote will go towards Keith David, having been the first voice. But with that said Victor Stone had a damn fine impression, and Kevin Michael Richardson seemed like he'd naturally fit.
said at 9:46 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
Keith David, KMR, Victor Stone, then Maurice Dean Wint.
said at 9:20 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
Keith and Victor are my favorites here
said at 8:41 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I vote for Keith David :D
said at 8:32 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
For the longest time, I thought Victor Stone was a pseudonym for KMR.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:39 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@ninjinister I think it could be, actually.
said at 9:42 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@NCZ I said that on the Heihachi MIshima VC since Victor's voice sounds just like him there and and even here their takes are similar.
said at 10:48 PM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@ninjinister It certainly does sound plausible but keep in mind until recently everyone thought that Jason Palmer was an alias of Jeff Nimoy so we can't be too sure.
said at 12:40 AM on Tue Jul 17 2012
@pete on top of that, Victor Stone has no online information at all other than his involvement with Soulcalibur II
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:34 PM on Tue Jul 17 2012
@Pokejedservo I think this one seems pretty in favour of it being KMR.

1. They've both voiced Spawn.
2. They both sound exactly the same as Spawn. Pretty impressive if they're not the same guy, since KMR's voice and the manner he delivers his lines in are very distinct.
3. Soulcalibur II was recorded in California and used some LA voice actors (Wendee Lee and Debra Rogers), so it's not unthinkable.
4. "Victor Stone" is Cyborg's real name in Teen Titans. In this interview, Kevin mentions that he's always wanted to play Cyborg, and even refers to him as "Vic Stone". Likely a fan of the character if he has that desire and knows his real name.

Finally (5), there's no info about Victor Stone online. I think it seems VERY likely that it's a KMR alias.
said at 5:43 PM on Wed Jul 18 2012
@ninjinister I thought Victor's Spawn sounded like KMR before I listened to KMR's voice clip. After I did, I thought this is definitely the same guy.
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