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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Doctor Octopus with sound clips and images.
Doctor Octopus is one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies he is also known as Doc Ock. Before the accident that merged him with the robotic tentacles, he was a respected scientist known as Otto Octavius. Doctor Octopus is a brilliant scientist, engineer and inventor. His genius intellect makes him an excellent strategist and leader. From his accident he has the mental ability to control his four tentacles which can multitask and are also very powerful weapons.

For the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon Doc Ock was first voiced by Vernon Chapman for the episode "The Power of Dr. Octopus" and for the episode "The Terrible Triumph of Dr. Octopus" he was voiced by Tom Harvey.
Created by Jackson_H on Wed Mar 3 2010, 180 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, UltimateCharm, TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Spider-Man (1967) (1967)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusVernon Chapman
Vernon Chapman
Spider-Man (1967) (1967)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusTom Harvey
Tom Harvey
Spider-Man (1981) (1981)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusStan Jones
Stan Jones
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusMichael Bell
Michael Bell
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusEfrem Zimbalist Jr
Efrem Zimbalist Jr
Spider-Man 2: The Video Game (2004)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusAlfred Molina
Alfred Molina
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusJoe Alaskey
Joe Alaskey
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusPeter MacNicol
Peter MacNicol
The Amazing Spider-Man Vs The Kingpin (1993)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusCam Clarke
Cam Clarke
Spider-Man: Edge Of Time (2011)
Doctor OctopusDave B Mitchell
Dave B Mitchell
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Doctor Octopus / Dr. Otto OctaviusTom Kenny
Tom Kenny
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Doctor OctopusRodger Bumpass
Rodger Bumpass
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Doctor OctopusCharlie Adler
Charlie Adler
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
Doctor OctopusDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker

EDITOR'S OPINION

Most of these voices were great! The standouts however IMO are Peter MacNicol, Alfred Molina and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Jackson_H

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BigBDawg
said at 1:51 PM on Tue Oct 28 2014
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Tom Kenny sure is creepy as Otto in Ultimate Spider-Man, which is why he's in one of my top picks. Though I mostly grew used to Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.'s role as Doc Ock in the past. I also enjoy Alfred Molina and Peter MacNicol.
Slick
said at 2:41 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
I actually know Joe can improve his work, which is why I voted for him.
Hugmebrotha
said at 9:25 AM on Sun Aug 24 2014
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Jeffrey Combs would be a great Molina style Occ!
Slick
said at 2:39 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
Maybe he would.
Slick
said at 4:10 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
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I bet Joe Alaskey could improve his performance.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 12:56 PM on Fri Oct 10 2014
@Slick - I actually agree. I wouldn't object to him taking another crack at Octavious
Lpfan120
said at 3:32 PM on Thu May 29 2014
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Spongebob AND Squidward have both played Octavius! But seriously, to me, Alfred Molina is just perfect
NoxiousSludge
said at 8:58 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
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Alfred Molina is my favorite of the bunch, he was great in the movie as a crazed, tragic villain and carried out the same performance in the game and won me over.

Tom Kenny also deserves a mention, I thought he sounded pretty chilling and creepy and is a perfect fit for the Ultimate version of Doc Ock.
facundo guerra 4
said at 6:44 PM on Sun Apr 13 2014
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Alfred Molina and Efrem
are the best
MaskedMarvel89
said at 6:17 PM on Sat Apr 12 2014
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Efrem Zimbalist and Peter MacNicol are my favorites, but Tom Kenny was good too. Efrem was better as the classic Doc Ock, and Peter fits better for the newer comics. Alfred Molina wasn't bad, but he sounds a bit bland here; but I definitely think he was great as the live-action version. Does anyone else think that Mark Hamill would be a good pick to voice Doctor Octopus?
facundo guerra 4
said at 5:45 PM on Sun Apr 13 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 i do i do think very good idea
Finister2
said at 7:26 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
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I wonder if Eric Bauza would make a good Doctor Octopus?
Fulgore2005
said at 3:15 AM on Mon Jan 13 2014
Alfred Molina- My favourite Doc Ock. Practically how I imagined him to sound.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.- Without the accent, Efrem could really work the role.

Dave B Mitchell- With the very little he had, he did quite well.

Peter MacNicol- Don't really see the approval of his version. He sounds too high-pitched and whiny. This has miscast written all over it.

Tom Kenny and DBB- Both were bait too high, but not nearly to the same extent as MacNicol's version. So they are fine.
spencermalley935
said at 4:37 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Fulgore2005 I certainly get that Peter MacNicol was different but I completely disagree with the idea that he was a miscast.
Comicfan117
said at 5:04 PM on Fri Feb 14 2014
@Fulgore2005 Do you just hate SSM, AEMH, and WaTXM
Fulgore2005
said at 4:20 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Comicfan117 As WatXM is one of my favourite X-Men shows, I believe you are jumping to conclusions.
Comicfan117
said at 5:00 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Fulgore2005 OK
Comicfan117
said at 5:02 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Comicfan117 sorry
Metabad
said at 5:42 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Comicfan117 To add to Fulgore's point, you can like a show without liking/preferring EVERY performance from said show.
Comicfan117
said at 7:54 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@Metabad I apologize, I just love those shows a lot
allthingsuper
said at 7:10 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
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I think that Peter, Alfred and Edrem and Tom K are the best. I voted for Peter, as Dock Ock is a nerd who turned evil. That's why it works for me.
webmastersage
said at 4:07 PM on Sat Dec 21 2013
I'm going with Tom Kenny on this one!!!
spencermalley935
said at 8:01 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
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For those who don't care for MacNicol's take, I think either Corey Burton or Jeffrey Combs would be great choices to voice Doc Ock.
DVJ
said at 10:41 AM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@spencermalley935 Glad im not alone with that idea.We need Corey Burton to dock ock
spencermalley935
said at 12:43 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@DVJ I still like Peter MacNicols take though and I did end up voting for him in the end (Really helps that Spectacular Spiderman version of Doc Ock is the best one we've had in animation)
Lpfan120
said at 4:25 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
OOH! Jeffrey Combs! I like the sound of that!
spencermalley935
said at 7:42 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
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Peter MacNicol's take on Doc Ock took a little getting used too for me, but now I think he's very fitting
DVJ
said at 12:06 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
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Micahel Bell-completly miscast

Efrem Zimbalist Jr-one of the stronger performences in that show,even with the accent his voice is very close to how i imagined the classic comic book dock ock to sound like,an dhe does a good performence at playing him as a arrogant and egotisticall mad scientist

Joe Alaskey-knowing his vocal range he ahs potencial for the role,but hes not given a lot of material to work with and theres something inheritably campy about his performence

Peter Mac Nicol-i`ll say it dr.octopus was not one of the strongest elements in SS.Peters voice while to high and nassally,still i guess it fits this short,chubby version of dock ock,and admitebly his delivery of the lines is pretty creepy

Cam Clark-miscast,to flamboyant and why the hell does he laugh like a gigly school girl.

Dave B Michael-hes not given much to work with,so i will just say hes unimpressive

Tom Kenny-while the voice work in USM is mediocer in general and full of miscasts,Tom casting as dock ock suprisingly worked,at least as this unique version.Tom does a good job at playing him as a insane,broken scientist depraved of emocions and talkig in a monotone.

Roger Bumpass-anybody see the irony in this casting.Hes okay a ll say that,but not very memorable

Charlei Adler/Dee Bradley Baker-generic Charile Adler and Dee Bradley Baker vocies,those two seriously have more range than that.

I could list a number of voice actors that i at least think would be fitting fore the role; Maurice LaMarche,Corey Burton,Fred Tatasciore,David Kaye,David Sobolov and so on....
pete
said at 5:59 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@DVJ Funny I just listed Maurice as my ideal,Ock under you. Glad I'm not alone.
pete
said at 12:44 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
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I still like Efrem the most but for a non accented Doc Ock Alfred is the best, In the future I'd like to hear Maurice Lamarche channeling him or maybe using a variant of his Brain, Mr. Freeze, or Dr. Doom for the role.
lnytune1
said at 4:20 AM on Fri Dec 6 2013
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I just think Spectacular Spider-man has great voice actors!!!
MG1988
said at 3:04 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr. rocks my doc ock socks
Metabad
said at 1:53 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@MG1988 This is one of the greatest comments I've ever read on this site, and not just because I agree with it!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:26 AM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@Metabad I was going to say the same thing at one point, but you said it!
Metabad
said at 11:55 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Beat you to it.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:11 AM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@Metabad Good job. :D
rosebr10
said at 3:48 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
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To this day I consider Efrem's accent to be the greatest thing that ever happened to this character.
Xymor
said at 3:40 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
Dee Bradley Baker as Dock ock-MISCASTING ALERT!!!!
Ross123
said at 12:17 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
Dee' Doc Ock is not what I thought it would be but it wasn't too bad. I'm sticking with Efrem.
VctrBnsn
said at 12:06 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
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I predicted Dee as Doc Ock, and it works about as well as I thought it would.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:11 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
Sticking with MacNicol.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:39 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
I dunno, Dee seems like a miscast here. When he talks calmly he's alright.
I dunno, I'd probably would have gotten...I don't know, JAT or maybe even Steven Blum
Xymor
said at 4:24 AM on Sun Oct 13 2013
Efrem Zimbalist.Jr-decent,but not that great,he kind of captures dock oks character as a egotistical mad scientist,but his accent is to think and kind of distracting
Alfred Molina-not a big fan of celebrity VA,but hes probably the closest to how I imagined dock ock to sound,but he still kid of sounds to calm for my taste
Joe Alaskey-to cranky,to hammy,just a weak okay performance
Peter McNicol-his delivery of the lines is very good,but the voice itself is just ****ing horrible,to high-pitched and to nasally.He gives me the same feeling as Kevin Michael Richardsons Joker good performance,but unfitting voice
Cam Clark-****ing horrible to high-pitched,to nasally,to young,to flamboyant,and his delivery of the lines just as bad.And what the hell is up with that girly laugh
Dave B Michell-completely laughable,his voice and performance Is ac complete joke
Tom Kenny-oh hell,who in the right mind thought spongebob would work as dr.octopus,oh yes that piece of **** show ultimate ****ing spiderman.Anyway his performance is better that I expected,has a creepy monotone and sounds drained of emocions,but still i just cant take anything that has tom kennys voice seriously,so overall I thick he was miscast.
Roger Bumpass-first spongebob,now squidward,what the hell¬?Anyway his tape is a little to distorted to make out,but from what I can gather he does a….okay dock ock,but still a little to snobby and flamboyant.
Outsided of this we have Charlie Adler who voiceas a cartoony SHSS version of dock ock,while I couldn’t possibly imagine him voicing the real deal,I thought he would do great as this particular version,but I was disappointed,to high-pitched and kind of a generic Charlie Adler voice,to sum it up just nothing worth while talking.
Overall non of this guys made say ‘’that’s Dr.Octopus,no doubts about it’’,like I did about Steven Blum`s Green goblin and Daran Norris`s Venom
Personally I think Corey Burton or Murice LaMarche would be a great Dr.Octopus
Xymor
said at 2:15 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
Uptade now get Dee Bradley Baker in the lego marvel game,and oh my god is he horrible,a straight out miscast,the worst of the bunch yet.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:07 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
I voted for Alfred Molina, but if I had to say which one I imagined Ock sounding like in the comics, it'd actually be Joe Alaskey's take. It sounds just like Vernon Chapman and Efrem Zimbalist Jr, but with the accent heavily downplayed.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:55 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus So overall I'm going:
1. Joe Alaskey
2. Alfred Molina
3. Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
4. Peter Macnicol
5. Tom Kenny
6. Vernon Chapman and Tom Harvey
7. Cam Clarke
8. Charlie Adler
9. Rodger Bumpass
10. Stan Jones
11. Michael Bell
12. Dave B. Mitchell
HyperVoiceActing
said at 2:44 PM on Sat Sep 14 2013
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Maybe it's nostalgia talking, but I don't think any other voice worked better than Efrem's. The rest are good for what they were (except maybe Kenney's) but something about Efrem's voice seemed so fitting to Doc in my opinion
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:03 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@HyperVoiceActing His voice is perfect, but the accent is all wrong. But that's the voice of the inept voice director rather than the actor.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 5:38 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus - I was never bothered by the accent personally.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:01 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@HyperVoiceActing I don't recall if the comics ever stated that he was of any nationality other than New York. If he was, I'd still expect him to have a slight accent rather than a thick one. Efrem was inconsistent in that regard.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 5:30 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus - That I can understand. It was a tinge inconsistent. I just mean the accent in general never bothered me.
Ross123
said at 11:54 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
@HyperVoiceActing I thought the accent was the best thing about Efrem's performance. It was original.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:03 PM on Wed Oct 23 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I know the accent might not be consistent with the character, but Efrem's performance and the German accent both really gave me the "proud, crazy mad scientist" the best. I think he's the most memorable and his performance itself fits the character to a tee, IMO. I don't think it's flawless, but I still really enjoy it.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:21 AM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I agree there. With the accent toned down a bit, he'd sound pretty much exactly like Joe Alaskey's version, and still giving a strong performance because he's such a talented and experienced actor in general.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:10 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus The difference is that Efrem Zimbalist Jr's voice is noticeably deeper than Joe Alaskey's (another reason I prefer Efrem over the others, I feel the tone of his voice was pretty much spot on). If Joe Alaskey's voice was deeper and less nasally then he would be almost just right, IMO.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:16 PM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I guess it's just differences, but I never imagined Ock having too deep a voice. Not as high as Michael Bell or Charles Adler, but not as deep as Efrem or Stan Jones. Alaskey, Peter Macnicol (in the last part of his clip), and Tom Kenny get closest to that middle pitch I imagine him having.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:24 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
Alright, I have a new ranking to put here. I already wrote my reasons for most of them down below.

1: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

2: Alfred Molina

3: Tom Harvey (I think he's easily the best of the older voices.)

4: Roger Bumpass

5: Peter MacNicol

6: Joe Alaskey

7: Roger Bumpass

8: Tom Kenny

I don't care about the rest enough to rank them.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:51 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Disagree about Tom Harvey. I thought he was terribly dull and a step down from Vernon Chapman. Listen to the way he drones and then says "I...am Doctor Octopus."
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:24 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Well... I actually did like his clip. And I pretty much judged the older actors by their clips, so I'm more judging them on their voices than their acting, and I thought Tom Harvey had the coolest "mad scientist" voice of the bunch.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 5:48 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I think Vernon Chapman and Tom Harvey both had great mad scientist voices, but yeah, the acting wasn't too special back then. They all sounded like "Super Friends."
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:12 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus That's cool, I just like trying to find something that holds up in old performances, even if it's not much sometimes.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 7:21 PM on Sat Oct 5 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy And the voices themselves do hold up, don't get me wrong. Those voices in better performances would be perfect Doc Ocks.
Xymor
said at 9:00 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
It pains me to say it,but admitebly Alfred Molina sounds the most decent as Dr.Octopus.I normally hate celebrity VAs,but he delivers hes lines belivebly and his voice is very maching.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr is also decent,but his thick german accent is very distracting

Peter McNicol is to whiny and nasally and one of the rare bad casting choices on the spectacular spiderman

Dave B Mithcell,Charlie Adler and Cam Clarke just sound silly,especially Clarke with his girly laugh.While Joe Alaskey just sounds generic.As for Roger Bumpass i can only hear Squidward on his tape.

Tom Kenny...i dont know what to say,while i like his creepy monotone,i just cant exept his in the role,tome kenny just cant be doctor octopus.

At the end none of this is quite what i would have liked,there are a lot of great voice actor that could be sutible for this role
BlankSlate
said at 1:05 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
@Xymor As for Rodger, I can only hear his Professor Membrane/Dr. Light voice.
spencermalley935
said at 7:39 PM on Thu Dec 19 2013
@Xymor Do you have an opinion on who should've been cast as Doc Ock on Spectacular Spiderman
Lpfan120
said at 2:48 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
I'm going with Alfred. Molina, not Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
BlankSlate
said at 10:12 AM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Tom Kenny's good. I like the Peter Lorre impression in the last part.
Sarge Ray
said at 7:12 PM on Sun Aug 18 2013
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People are actually saying high-pitched, winy-nerd-trying-to-be-intimidating Doc Ock is the best one? What is this world coming to? That was one of my MANY turn-offs about "Spectacular". Am I completely alone on this one?
Fulgore2005
said at 3:28 PM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@Sarge Ray Well, I think Alfred is the best Doc Ock IMO. What about you?
pete
said at 1:29 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@Sarge Ray Thank You. Welcome "Peter MacNicol's voice doesn't suit Doc Ock club".
pete
said at 1:30 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@Fulgore2005 Finally Welcome to the "Efrem is the best Doc Ock" club.
pete
said at 1:31 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@Fulgore2005 Read that wrong. Just read my above comment.
Sarge Ray
said at 3:36 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@Fulgore2005

That's exactly what I voted. I have Spider-Man 2 to thank for it.
Metabad
said at 8:54 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@pete If it makes you feel any better, that's who I voted for.
Silence
said at 7:28 PM on Tue Aug 27 2013
@Sarge Ray THANK YOU. I honestly find Peter Macnicol's voice to be overrated when it comes to Doc Ock. I'm glad we agree on that!
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:02 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@Sarge Ray Macnicol only started out sounding high and whiny, but by the second season his pitch dropped considerably and he WAS very menacing. You can hear it in the last line of his voice clip.
Zekewars010
said at 9:19 AM on Thu Aug 15 2013
MacNicol. Kenny, and Molina!
BatDevilSpawn
said at 4:16 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
Vernon Chapman: 6/10
Tom Harvey: 5.5/10
Stan Jones: 5.5/10
Michael Bell: 3.5/10
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.: 9.5/10
Alfred Molina: 9.5/10
Joe Alaskey: 6.5/10
Peter MacNicol: 10/10
Cam Clarke: 6/10
Dave B Mitchell: 5/10
Tom Kenny: 9.5/10
Rodger Bumpass: 5/10
Charlie Adler: 4/10
Ross123
said at 1:51 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Charlie & Michael are both too high pitched for the role I think.

Rodger was too deep.

Efrem, Peter, Tom K & Alfred are my favs though Tom H was pretty good too, he was a good replacement for Vernon.

Stan was better as the Kingpin really not too great as Doc Ock though.

Joe was fine as was Vernon but Dave's voice doesn't fit, just like Michael & Charlie.

Not much 2 say about Cam really.
allthingsuper
said at 3:49 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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Tom Kenny, who can go from the goofy Penguin to that intensly creepy voice. He has talent. MacNicol, Zemblist, and Molina are also very good, but Kenny takes the cake.
metalsonic655
said at 10:13 PM on Tue May 28 2013
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#1. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. did it well and manages to fit the character of the comics, and now I have a hard time imagining him without it. He seemed to be like the comic character the most, but some may say the accent seems odd for a person in New York, but hey, maybe his parents or relatives who were around him were German.
#2. Alfred Molina not only did he do an expert performance as Doc Ock in the movie, he also gave on in the game and he comes so close to Efrem, but he ends up in second. He captures a more sympathetic side of Doc Ock, and Ock is a bit of tragic villain, so it works extremely well.
#3. Tom Kenny plays his Doc Ock with more coldness, like as if the experiment not only took away his average life, but as if it also took all emotions he felt as well. It has a very cold a calculating feel to it.
#4. Peter MacNicol did a great job, but seemed a bit too high pitched for me. In the comics to me Doc Ock has a rather deeper voice, which is why Molina and Zimbalist are the 2 best and why Macnicol and Kenny are 3rd and 4th. He still did a good job as Doc Ock, but like I said, a bit too high pitched for my tastes.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:04 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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I'm going to have to go with Efrem. Yes he was corny, but I love the accent. I can't picture the character without it. It still comes up when I read the comics.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:33 AM on Sat Mar 2 2013
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Tom Kenny and Peter MaCnicol are both stunning! It was a surprisingly tough decision, but I have to go with Peter MaCnicol. Tom Kenny is brilliant as well and menacing, but Peter is just about as creepy while having a tiny bit more personality.

Tom is right behind him biting at his heels, but Peter is the definitive Doctor Octopus for the time being.
pete
said at 1:31 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy And the rest?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:51 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@pete I'm thinking of changing my vote soon, but I'm not sure to who. Here's what I think of the other ones I've heard extensively. I'll be back with a much more extensive opinion later.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. - I'm not sure what I think of the accent, but he certainly did a great job of making him sound like a smart, proud mad-scientist. I think he's very good and I personally think he has possibly the most personality of them all.

Rodger Bumpass - It's his Prof. Membrane voice from Invader Zim, and I think it works very well. It makes him sound nicely proud and maniacal, but I also think it sounds a little one-note and he's not showing enough of his acting range.

Alfred Molina - What I like about Alfred Molina is that he doesn't sound over-the-top. He sounds very cool and level-headed, it makes him sorta charismatic. However, at the same time he never really gets to truly sound like a maniacal, proud scientist like the others. Therefore, my opinion on him is similar to Rodger Bumpass in the way that he's not showing much acting range. Except this time it's that he doesn't sound as proud, maniacal, and as fun as the others. I wish he could voice the character again and play him as more of a true mad-scientist.

Joe Alaskey also sounds solid. Charlie Adler Cam Clarke, and Dave B Mitchell I'm not crazy about. The first four preceding Efrem I'm reserving judgement on, but I might actually end up picking one of them.
pete
said at 5:27 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
Efrem Zimberalist Jr., Alfred Monila, Tom Kenny, Vernon Champman, Tom Harvey, Stan Jones, Rodher Bumpass, Cam Clarke, and Dave B Mitchell are my favorites I enjoyed Peter Macniol's cry of ARACHNID and it's not a bad performance but isn't my favorite voice for Doc Ock.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:54 AM on Tue Mar 19 2013
@pete TREACHERYYYYYY!!!!! :-P
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:45 AM on Sat Feb 23 2013
If Charlie did something closer to his Cobra Commander, it might work.
cartoonvoice
said at 9:58 AM on Thu Jan 24 2013
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Both Buster and Plucky did a splendid job.
Mickwhitefire28
said at 10:32 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
Gee, I would've LOVED to hear Charlie Adler's but it appears someone turned the music too loud.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:22 AM on Thu Jan 24 2013
@Mickwhitefire28 That's the game, apparently. Save for a few select cut scenes, most of the dialogue is swamped with music and sound effects. :(
coolgeek176
said at 7:42 PM on Wed Jan 23 2013
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I'm not a fan of Charlie's take. He doesn't make Ock sound very smart. I do think he could do better if he changed his voice a little bit and got to voice him in something with better voice direction.
arkansoul
said at 6:18 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
It was a tough call between Vernon Chapman and Tom Harvey, but I gotta give it to Tom.
DaltonioSpidey94
said at 8:11 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
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Efrem Zimbalist Jr. for me. For some reason, I couldn't stand MacNicol as Ock.
pete
said at 11:20 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@DaltonioSpidey94 I know right the voice was so high pitched and annoying. I prefer Tom Kenny. He sounds like a nerd more than a mad scientist.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:27 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
@pete

He got pretty low and menacing after his transformation into Doc Ock.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:31 AM on Tue Jan 15 2013
@pete

"He sounds like a nerd more than a mad scientist."

I don't follow your logic here.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:27 PM on Tue Jan 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I think he meant for that statement to be directed at MacNicol and ended up getting the sentence order mixed up.
pete
said at 7:22 PM on Tue Jan 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight The sentence should have said Macniol sounds more like a nerd more than a mad scientist. I prefer Tom Kenny who sounds like Macniol but darker.
DaltonioSpidey94
said at 10:41 PM on Tue Jan 15 2013
@pete

Yeah, the voice was waaay too high pitched and very annoying. Tom Kenny's pretty good.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:54 AM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@pete ...
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:54 AM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@pete Doc Ock is a scientist first, psychotic second. I don't see how sounding like a nerd doesn't fit.
pete
said at 2:58 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight He doesn't like an adult sounds like he should be in high school getting wedgies. Unless he's younger than most incarnations I'll let that slide. To Kenny sounds like an older darker version of Macniol.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:44 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@pete He was Norman Osborn's bitch before becoming Doc Ock; does that count? :-P
pete
said at 8:57 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight It does work for his depiction but hearing that voice come put the comics wouldn't work for the classsic comics (60's to 80) I usually picture Efrem for that period or one of the 60's shows VA's or his 80's show Va and for the 90's and early 2000's I picture Efrem as well but for a the modern Doc Ock I'd say Macniol or Kenny would fit perfectly.
pete
said at 9:12 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Oh and ASM 559 and 600 even took the hacking all the tech in the city story and made a comic version of it.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:24 PM on Thu Jan 17 2013
@pete

Actually, it could. Not to mention, Weisman did say that they looked a lot to the classic comics for Spectacular.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:10 AM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@pete What he said; I always hear MacNicol when I I read comics with Doc Ock.
pete
said at 9:43 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I enjoyed his cry of ARACHNID but like I said the voice depends on the era and current Doc Ock acts a lot like Macniol' or Kenny's. I do like him as Mad Hatter and hear him in the role whenever he's in a Batman comic.
pete
said at 9:48 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@Anicomicgeek As I aid above the voice depends on the era for me and it'e easier to hear it in modern comics then it was in classic ones since Spectacular's had some classic stories bt he was more like Ultimate Ock overall. I did picture him in the 559-600 where Aunt May marries JJ's father since he acted a lot like that version. Afterwords as well like in "Thee Origin Of Species". I get the feeling they may be making him more like Macniol's version which I don't mind really I just find it weird compared to the others.
Anicomicgeek
said at 7:34 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013
@pete

And clearly, Weisman--and from the results, most people--hear MacNicol for classic Ock.
voicefan945
said at 1:46 AM on Thu Dec 13 2012
My favorites are Peter MacNicol, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Alfred Molina, Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Vernon Chapman, Michael Bell, and Cam Clarke.
coolgeek176
said at 10:22 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
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I'm gonna restate my opinion. My favorite is Peter MacNicol. Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Joe Alaskay, and Alfred Molina were good too. I'm not really sure why Efrem Zimbalist Jr has a German accent. I like Cam Clarke but I hate his Doc Ock. Dave B. Mitchell sounds pretty generic. Out of the older voices I think Vernon Chapman is the best because he made him sound smarter than the others.
pete
said at 11:21 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@coolgeek176 Either because of his German background, to make him sound more like a mad scientist, or both.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:33 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
@pete

Expect Otto Octavius isn't from Germany, so he wouldn't have a German accent.
pete
said at 2:49 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
@Anicomicgeek I meant just that he's of German descent as a whole and either Efrem or the voice director wanted that voice, that or to make him sound like a mad scientist as most "mad scientist" villains would have some sort of accent usually German or Russian.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:27 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
@pete

Except he was born in New York, so even if he is of German descent, he wouldn't have a German accent.
pete
said at 10:05 PM on Mon Jan 7 2013
@Anicomicgeek Hit Shout Out on accident I said the director goofed and gave him one not he should have one.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:05 AM on Wed Oct 3 2012
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Peter MacNichol was awesome as Doc Ock.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:33 PM on Mon Sep 24 2012
Peter MacNicol gets a bit too hammy for me. I like Tom Kenny, Efrem Zombalist and Alfred Molina
Smarttamarr94
said at 5:17 PM on Mon Sep 10 2012
Cool! SpongeBob and Squidward on the same VC WOOT :D All joking aside my faves are Tom Kenny, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. & Peter MacNicol
bandrade8
said at 4:13 PM on Mon Sep 10 2012
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I thought that Rodger Bumpass did very well playing the voice of Dr. Octopus he's got my vote.
Patrick
said at 2:44 AM on Mon Sep 10 2012
1: Vernon Champman and Tom Harvey
2: Stan Jones
3: Michael Bell


does anyone know who did the voice of Doc Octopus who appeared in the Incredible Hulk 1980's episode.
pete
said at 3:21 PM on Mon Sep 10 2012
@Patrick It was Michael Bell there as well.
pete
said at 11:51 PM on Sun Sep 9 2012
Rodger was a pretty decent voice but he needs more material.
coolgeek176
said at 10:04 PM on Sun Sep 9 2012
First Peter MacNicol. Second Rodger Bumbass.
pete
said at 7:28 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
Was Efrem's clip changed? I remember it being different. It seemed like it was in at least 3 episodes.
Blazer5robot
said at 8:56 PM on Thu Aug 16 2012
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Actually Peter MacNicol is the Best Doctor Octopus!!!
pete
said at 7:34 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
@Blazer5robot For his take yes. Tom Kenny is like a darker version of him. However Vernon Chapman, Tom Harvey, Stan Jones, and Efrem Zimberalist Jr. and Alfred Molina are my favs with Tom and Peter right behind since the first 5 are closer to the comics.
loredragonmaster
said at 11:28 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
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YES THEY ADDED TOM KENNY AT LAST

No offense to the response time of the site.

But while Peter MacNicol is still an awesome Doc Ock, Tom Kenny and EZB are still cool.
Mickwhitefire28
said at 10:38 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
Peter still gets my vote, but Tom kenny is a close second.
Blazer5robot
said at 7:52 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
Yep, I'm going with Tom Kenny on this one!!!!
Scorcher56
said at 5:48 PM on Mon Apr 30 2012
I can't wait for Tom Kenny's performance!!!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:18 AM on Mon Jun 11 2012
@Scorcher56 Tom Kenny really surprised me as Doc Ock. Easily one of the highlights of the Ultimate Spider-Man series.
101mariner
said at 11:26 PM on Tue Mar 6 2012
1:Peter MacNicol
2:Stan Jones
Patrick
said at 1:02 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
1: Stan Jones
2: Michael Bell
3: Vernon Chapman
4: Tom Harvey
pete
said at 7:46 PM on Wed Sep 21 2011
Cam Clarke is pretty good too
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:37 AM on Wed Sep 7 2011
Both Alfred Molina and Peter MacNicol were good as Otto IMO, but personally, I prefer Molina as I think Ock sound sound a little deep vocally and MacNicol's a little high-pitched for my tastes.
Anicomicgeek
said at 7:59 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
@Anicomicgeek Sticking with Molina, but Tom Kenny was pretty good, too--and really creepy.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:26 PM on Mon Dec 31 2012
@Anicomicgeek

After rewatching the New Year's episode of Spectacular Spider-Man, I'm gonna change my vote to Peter MacNicol.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:14 PM on Wed Apr 2 2014
@Anicomicgeek

On second thought, I'm changing my vote back to Molina.
SpiderDreamer
said at 9:04 AM on Sun Aug 14 2011
A lot of my favorite VAs (Cam Clarke, Michael Bell, Joe Alaskey) are on here, but MacNicol beats them all. He just IS Doc Ock, and he doesn't need a silly, inexplicable German accent (sorry, Efrem, I love you anyway) to prove it.
pete
said at 1:11 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
Zimbalist is how he should sound. Otto Octavius is Austrian/German so it's only fair to give him a German accent.
D.A.V.E.
said at 2:53 AM on Wed Sep 7 2011
@pete

Ock was actually born in New York.
pete
said at 12:17 AM on Thu Sep 8 2011
@D.A.V.E. Read that again dude. I didn't say he was born in Germany just that he is German.
D.A.V.E.
said at 12:45 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@pete Except he's not. He may have German ancestry, but he's parents were American and he was born and raised in New York. So it makes no sense to give him an accent.
pete
said at 7:34 PM on Wed Sep 21 2011
@D.A.V.E.We don't know if his parents were American their whole lives and all of his family's history so you just assumed they were. His father(or mother or both) might not have been born in America and born and raised in Germany and then immigrated to the states. His father could have had an accent and he inherited it from them. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is the most realistic Doc Ock for me and is the only I can hear when I read the comics. The voices that played him in the 60's were good for their time though but no one on this VC can top Zimbalist.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:45 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
@pete

In the comics, based on his background, I think it might be say to say his parents didn't hail from Germany. Realistically, yeah, Ock is an American, so he wouldn't have a German accent.
Crystalsage4
said at 12:10 PM on Thu Jun 16 2011
Peter MacNicol plays the Best Doctor Octopus Ever!!!
Metabad
said at 9:38 PM on Sat May 21 2011
Since Doc Ock from the 2000 Activision Spider-Man video game wasn't on here I would have voted Alfred Monalia, but then I heard Efrem Zimbalist's performance and I really like the accent he has. He pulls it off without sounding silly, so my vote goes for him.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:48 AM on Sun May 22 2011
@Metabad Apparently, it was Efrem Zimbalist Jr in that game.
Metabad
said at 6:41 PM on Mon May 23 2011
@NCZ Oh wow I didn't know that, that's cool!
pete
said at 1:05 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
@NCZ He did reprise his role but he's only heard in the PS1 version during cutscenes.
pete
said at 1:06 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
@Metabad Look at the cutscenes on Youtube
Metabad
said at 11:26 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
@pete Don't need to, just looked at Efrem's page on here, now I just feel silly for not noticing sooner.

It's kinda coincidental that even though I didn't know it was him in the game, I voted for him anyways. Funny how that works.
Sarge Ray
said at 2:29 PM on Thu May 12 2011
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Anyone who votes for MacNicol should really get out more. Molina takes this hands-down.
pete
said at 1:07 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
@Sarge Ray Zimbalist actually then Molina
coolgeek176
said at 12:55 PM on Fri Mar 15 2013
@Sarge Ray Well then it looks like 43 people should get out more.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:54 AM on Tue Mar 19 2013
@Sarge Ray No.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:57 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
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Definately Alfred Molina, though Efrem Zimbalist Jr. comes close. MacNicol is too high; but of course, it'll get the most votes just for being in "Spectacular Spider-Man" regardless of it's actual quality.
OminousFlare
said at 7:48 AM on Mon Mar 7 2011
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MacNicol's Octo is an Octopussy. I went with Zimbalist.
GregXB
said at 8:31 PM on Fri Mar 2 2012
@OminousFlare MacNicol's Ock was the Master Planner. Zimbalist's was the Kingpin's flunky.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:52 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
@OminousFlare

Despite going with Alfred Molina, I gotta side with GregXB on this one. In the comics, Doc Ock is on one's lackey and doesn't kowtow to anyone, whereas--outside of one or two cases--TAS Doc Ock was nothing BUT a lackey. If anything, Zimbalist's Ock in TAS was the Octowuss.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:54 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
@Anicomicgeek "no one's lackey", I mean.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:07 AM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@OminousFlare This is one of the greatest comments I've ever read on here. And I'm pretty sure you were speaking of how MacNicol's performance sounds and not how the character was written, which to be fair, isn't the most butch and powerful sounding mad scientist around.
pete
said at 3:14 PM on Tue Feb 22 2011
The whole MIchael Bell thing wasn't a good idea it's Doc Ock he was supposed to voice not Riddler aparently he didn't get the memo and that voice doesn't suit Doc Ock at all.
nig (Guest)
said at 4:37 PM on Tue Feb 1 2011
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Joe Alaskey's Ock voice is AWESOME!
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 6:15 PM on Sun Nov 21 2010
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Alaskey's Otto reminds me of Mike Pollock's Eggman a little.
docock2099 (Guest)
said at 3:45 PM on Mon Nov 8 2010
It's a split between McNicol and Molina. I'll go with McNicol, but barely.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 12:53 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
Alfred Molina is my pick just because he was in the movie and in it he gave an excellent performance.
clearlysane88 (Guest)
said at 11:56 PM on Sat Oct 16 2010
The only thing I don't really like about Zimbalist's preformance is the German accent. Probably why I think MacNicol edges him out slightly.
modokfan (Guest)
said at 9:33 PM on Mon Oct 4 2010
I'll go with Peter MacNicol.

No Doc Ock 2099, though?
lolspidey123 (Guest)
said at 7:51 PM on Sat Aug 21 2010
" SPIDERMAN!"
Joe alaskey's dock ock
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 12:29 AM on Thu Apr 1 2010
we don't do parodies, imitations or spoofs (for now)
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 11:20 PM on Wed Mar 31 2010
Your'e missing one more:
Seth Green - Robot Chicken
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:55 PM on Thu Mar 4 2010
awesome VC!! kinda funny how there's exactly 8 comparisons (at the moment) :P
spydemahn (Guest)
said at 12:26 AM on Thu Mar 4 2010
peter macnicol!
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 10:44 PM on Wed Mar 3 2010
im going with alfred molina
anwar (Guest)
said at 10:44 PM on Wed Mar 3 2010
I like MacNicol, Zimbalist and Molina. Zimbalist and Molina moreso because I like Ock with the deeper voice.
NachoElephant
said at 10:21 PM on Wed Mar 3 2010
I'm going with Peter MacNicol


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