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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Beetle with sound clips and images.
Created by Pokejedservo on Mon Nov 22 2010, 30 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks here is a VC for another one of Spider Man's enemies namely... THE BEETLE! Granted while there are characters whom are far more obscure the Beetle is not exactly one of the most known super-villains in Marvel History (which is a potential reason why his roles in adaptations are generally secondary at best to brief cameos at worst) but he has his history as well ever since the 60's. However Beetle's VA debut was in the early 80's where he was voiced by the late great Chris Latta in Spiderman and his Amazing Friends. I admit I was surprised to hear how Beetle's high pitched voice sounded, granted I know that to anyone whom is REMOTELY familiar with Chris Latta's work is not surprised at the thought of him doing a higher voice. But still while its not too hard to tell that Beetle has the same VA as the likes of Cobra Commander and Starscream its not too obvious as well. To make a long story short not one of Chris' best works but a somewhat interesting change of pace nevertheless.
Oddly enough the only time Beetle ever appeared in 90's animation was when he had a bit cameo in the Iron Man series where he was voiced by John Reily. And I suppose that John's voice for the role is not bad by its own merits but it is kind of strange to hear on Beetle. Granted I do realize that the show thought it would be funny to use Beetle's cameo on the show to give him a English accent as a gag reference to the famous music band "The Beetles". I suppose its kind of amusing but while it is kind of odd at the least show did try to be creative with the fact that Beetle is only going to get a brief cameo instead of just giving him a rather generic voice.
During the 2000s Beetle did not appear in any animated shows in fact he appeared in a couple of games such as for example in the early 2000's he was voiced by Daran Norris in Spider Man 2 Enter Electro. Daran's voice for the role is rather nasally which is a decent fit I suppose as it does work with what his performance was going for the role namely a good old fashioned Super Villain whom is just doing his job. Basically its not one of Darran's best Spidey performances but its not his worst either. And during the mid 2000's namely the Ultimate Spider Man game he was voiced by Tucker Smallwood, in which Tucker is going for a lower and more professional sounding voice which did sound pretty cool. While Beetle's role in the game was not really small however Beetle didn't exactly say all that much. But still aside from the lack of lines Tucker's work is an interesting change of pace for the role nevertheless. Overall I am going with Chris Latta and Tucker Smallwood the most with Darran Norris at 2nd with John Reilly at a decent third.