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Beetle

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Beetle with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Spider-Man


Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 22 2010
Special thanks to Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
BeetleChris Latta
Chris Latta
Iron Man (1994) (1994)
BeetleJohn Reilly
John Reilly
Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro (2001)
BeetleDaran Norris
Daran Norris
Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
BeetleTucker Smallwood
Tucker Smallwood
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
BeetleSteve Blum
Steve Blum

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Starscreamsfan
said at 4:26 AM on Sat Sep 30 2017
VC thoughts update

Honestly, I like Christopher Collins the most. He has a really awesome bug-like voice and I like the snorting and wheezing he added at times. Plus, I love his laugh.

Steve Blum is on the same level as Chris. He sounds pretty unhinged and fun in the role.

Daran Norris kinda reminds me of Pat Fraley here for some reason. He does sound pretty cool in the role.

John Reilly makes me laugh a lot. His take is more "Beatle" instead of "Beetle", but that just makes it more hilarious.

Tucker Smallwood is the only one without quirks in this VC, and sadly because of that, he leaves the least impression on me.
wdf1
said at 11:53 AM on Mon May 29 2017
Tucker Smallwood nuff said.
GreenGoblin75
said at 6:35 PM on Thu May 26 2016
1. Tucker Smallwood
2. Chris Latta
3. Daran Norris
4. Steve Blum
5. John Reily
GreenGoblin75
said at 6:36 PM on Thu May 26 2016
@GreenGoblin75
Nah, Latta's hamminess for the win.
Starscreamsfan
said at 11:41 AM on Sat Feb 28 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Christopher Collins
2) Steve Blum
3) Daran Norris
4) John Reilly
5) Tucker Smallwood
NoxiousSludge
said at 10:29 AM on Mon Feb 9 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Tucker Smallwood: I have to admit that Tucker's voice is actually quite badass sounding, he kind of channels Ron Perlman a bit. I'm not sure if I see him being a great standard Beetle, but his performance is definitely fitting for a calculating, smooth mercenary which this incarnation of Beetle sounds like.

2. Daran Norris: Now when it comes to a more traditional take on the Beetle, Daran does the job pretty well. His voice is slimy without laying it on thick, and has a great thuggish feel to it. The laugh is also a nice touch.

3. Steve Blum: Like with Tucker, his take on the Beetle is more of a badass mercenary which I have to say that he does quite well. There's not much that I can say, other than his voice is nice and slimy without being shrill like Chris Latta, and it's an all-around decent Steve Blum performance.

4. Chris Latta: As much as I like the late and great Chris Latta, I have to say that I'm not a fan of his Beetle. I can tell where he was going with it, but it's far to shrill and nasally sounding, basically his Cobra Commander without the likability to it.

5. John Reily: Alright, it doesn't even sound like he tried. His voice is like a member of the Beatles (Hurr hurr, so funnay) if they were absolutely bored out of their mind.

I really like Tucker and find Daran and Steve to be great in the role as well, but I don't think we've really had a definitive voice for the Beetle yet. For some reason, I feel that this role would really suit Tom Kenny, or perhaps Wally Wingert. To me, a higher pitched voice would be perfect for Beetle.
Hugmebrotha
said at 10:13 AM on Sun Aug 24 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Ps, DAMN Norris sounds like 60's Joker!
Hugmebrotha
said at 10:13 AM on Sun Aug 24 2014
Tucker is kinda cool!!
Blum is so over used LOL but he's an epic voice actor xD I'd say my vote is... Gaaah cant decide.
I love Tucker, Steve AND Norris as Beetle! :/ lol
Finister2
said at 7:24 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
I wonder if Nolan North would make a good Beetle?
webmastersage
said at 6:46 PM on Sat Dec 21 2013
 1 Shout Out!
I nominate Daran Norris as The Beetle
metalsonic655
said at 12:57 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
 1 Shout Out!
1.Tucker Smallwood. For once I'm throwing my nostalgia out the window and going with Smallwood. His delivery and performance was the best, and he sounds very badass.
2.Daran Norris. A very fine choice for the role, and he does a fine take. I'd imagine classic Beetle having this voice.
3.Steve Blum. Steve does fine, if a bit high-pitched, he does a better job later on, but it's still not as good as the top two.
4.Chris Latta. Beetle, more like Cobra, amirite? Seriously though, Latta's just using his Cobra Commander voice without the hiss, it's not very fitting.
5.John Reilly. The only thing I can say about this role is "I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE!"
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:12 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
Tucker has the most fitting and original take on Beetle. I recognize Latta, Norris, and Blum in the role too much, and John Reily...oh, BEETLE, like THE BEETLES. HA-HA.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:49 PM on Sat Aug 17 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Tucker Smallwood sounds a bit like Ron Perlman. Anyway, my vote is going to Daran Norris. He sounds entertaining, arrogant, a little goofy, and his laugh is pretty amusing. It's a quirky and fun voice that still sounds a little mysterious.
Ross123
said at 2:28 PM on Fri Jul 19 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Steve & Chris really pull it off.

John, Daran & Tucker were all pretty good too.
allthingsuper
said at 4:19 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
Steve, but for his performance in the second episode, not the clip shown.
LordofEvil96
said at 6:30 PM on Thu Apr 4 2013
For the Classic Beetle I have to go with Daran and For Ultimate Beetle I'm going with Tucker. Everyone else sucks. Chris Latta is too hammy, John's accent sounds flat out comical and makes him sound like a 5th member of The Beatles (no pun intended), and Steve's Chris Latta impression is grating as hell.
Metabad
said at 12:17 AM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@LordofEvil96 I think they meant for John to sound like a member of the Beatles.

Or at least, that's what it sounds like.

Not defending the performance at all, I'm just saying that the similarity was most likely intentional.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 5:21 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
Daran Norris for both Classic and Ultimate.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:22 AM on Mon Feb 4 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Just an FYI, the voice Steve used for Beetle in his second episode is lower, and closer to his normal voice.
RevolverRikochet
said at 12:40 AM on Wed Nov 7 2012
tucker's clip is too short but hes defiantly the best here.
coolgeek176
said at 12:24 AM on Sun Oct 21 2012
I'm going with Tucker Smallwood. John Reilly's accent made me laugh though.
Patrick
said at 2:40 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
Chris Latta
Autovolt
said at 4:13 PM on Sun Aug 5 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Steve's take on Beetle sounds more like Voltar from the League of Super-Evil. Am I right?
Abdullab
said at 12:36 AM on Sat Sep 30 2017
@Autovolt the Mcneil-Blum connection
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:37 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Like Music Meister said, Steven Blum's versions sounds like Chris Latta. It's okay, but I'm gonna stick with Tucker Smallwood.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Steven does a really good Latta impression, as good as Scott McNeil, though I don't think that's such a good thing especially since in the show they were making him such a badass.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:32 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
After rehearing it maybe it's not as good as Scott's impression but it's still not his best work
Blazer5robot
said at 3:01 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
 1 Shout Out!
I'm going for Norris!!!!
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:50 AM on Thu Apr 26 2012
Tucker Smallwood for Beetle, though I would be lying if I said that the accent that John Reilly did didn't amuse me. Daran Norris was good, too.
BlankSlate
said at 6:13 AM on Sat Jan 14 2012
 1 Shout Out!
The sound quality is bad but Latta's Beetle really stands out for me.
Scorcher56
said at 8:19 PM on Tue Dec 20 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Norris is an Awesome Beetle... very creepy and Sinister!!!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:49 PM on Sun Jun 12 2011
I like all four, each completly different. It's surprizing to Beatle in a more serious way and Tucker's voice does it justice but for the classic Beatle I'm at a toss. Chirst does a great high voice and still sound threatening. Norris has a good nasally voice but a couple times it got annoying. With Reilly...I can't hate it. It was a good idea to make him a reference to the beatles and it's a pretty good impression. It's not enough to get my vote but still not bad
I rank each as:
Smallwood
Reilly
Latta
Norris
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:32 PM on Sat Nov 5 2011
@Music Meister
Now that I think about it I'm gonna switch Norris and Latta
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