Flash Thompson
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Flash Thompson

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

Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 12 2009
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Flash ThompsonFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Flash ThompsonPatrick Labyorteaux
Patrick Labyorteaux
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003)
Flash ThompsonDevon Edward Sawa
Devon Edward Sawa
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
Flash ThompsonJoshua LeBar
Joshua LeBar
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Flash ThompsonMatt Lanter
Matt Lanter
Spider-Man (2017) (2017)
Flash ThompsonBenjamin Diskin
Benjamin Diskin


Ah Eugene "Flash" Thompson quite possibly the poster boy of "Jerk Jock" and one of the founding fathers of how one does not need to be a super villain in order to be a douche bag in Superhero comics. (Granted I do know that alike the majority of other Marvel characters he has received sympathetic depictions before but it's not often.)

In the 80's series Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends he was voiced by Frank Welker; granted one has probably noticed that his Flash voice is basically his Iceman voice only slightly deeper. (Which I wouldn't be surprised if anyone noticed that even back then especially considering that his Iceman voice is his Fred voice from Scooby Doo.) But still despite the overly slight difference in tone, Frank's Flash Thompson voice did work nevertheless and his performance does suit Flash's rather Macho persona.

In the 90's Spider-Man series he was voiced by Patrick Labyorteaux in which Flash's depiction in this series is a bit more smug than macho but Patrick's voice work for Flash does indeed work. Sure its not one of the best performances in that series but Patrick's voice work for Flash does get the job done.

In the New Spider-Man series that came out shortly after the movies Flash starred in one episode in which he was voiced by Devon Sawa and this worked as well. Devon's Flash Thompson voice was by all means fitting and his performance is probably one of the better ones in that show.

And last but not least is the highly renowned recent Spider-Man series in which he was voiced by Joshua "Josh Weinstein" Lebar. Like the other 3 shows Flash is still very much a big example of a "Jerk Jock" and Joshua's performance is also rather suitable as well but I did like on how his performance can also reflect well on how Flash is kind of insecure as well.

Overall I liked all 4 of them, they have all done well with this role.



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said at 8:40 AM on Fri May 18 2018
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Ben Diskin performance is not the best

I definitely like Matt Lanter the most, he got the sporty jock voice without going overboard or totally hateable.

Joshua was good but definitely too jerkish.

The others were alright.
said at 1:11 AM on Wed Apr 25 2018
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Ben Diskin sounds way too dopey I'm afraid.

If he had far more better material I think he would have fared a lot better.
said at 7:43 PM on Tue Apr 24 2018
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Honestly, I always liked Flash as a butt of all jokes type of character, and because of that, I've always been partial to Frank Welker's take. He nails the dumb jock personality of Flash, and I actually enjoy his performance a lot, especially when he shows fake bravado, only to cower with fear a few seconds later.

Matt Lanter hits the same buttons as Frank. He really is fun in the role.

Patrick Labyorteaux works perfectly for a more sympathetic version. He nails the jerky persona, yet he also makes Flash quite charming, especially during his scenes with Debra Whitman (it helps that he has great chemistry with Liz Georges).

Devon Edward Sawa is decent, but his delivery is kinda inconsistent.

Never been big on Josh LeBar's take. I always felt he sounded kinda... puny in the role.

Ben Diskin... man, that sounds pretty inconsistent.
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:44 PM on Tue Apr 24 2018
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Not that fond of Ben's take.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:36 PM on Tue Apr 24 2018
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Ben Diskin sounds like a dopey/dumb version of Eddie Brock from Spectacular Spiderman.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:27 PM on Tue Apr 24 2018
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I wish the voice Ben used was not an exaggerated Dumb Jock voice since his take was more than just a bully for Peter Parker.
said at 3:41 PM on Tue Apr 24 2018
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1. Lebar
2. Lanter
3. Labyorteaux
4. Sawa
5. Diskin
6. Welker
said at 2:17 PM on Tue Apr 24 2018
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I like Ben Diskin as Flash.
said at 11:41 AM on Wed Mar 28 2018
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1. Joshua LeBar (his laugh is P E R F E CT )
2. Patrick Labyorteaux
3. Devon Sawa
4. Matt Lanter
5. Frank Welker
said at 6:16 PM on Tue Feb 20 2018
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1. LeBar
2. Lanter
3. Labyorteaux
4. Sawa
5. Welker
8000 Saiyans
said at 5:22 PM on Thu Oct 19 2017
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They're all good, with the exception of Frank Welker. I'll go with Joshua.
said at 8:39 PM on Sun Aug 6 2017
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1. Joshua Lebar was great as Flash in Spectacular showing off a bit more of a two dimensional

2. Patrick Labyortesux performance in the 90s series is classic and still holds up

3. Devon Sawa was really good in Mtv Spider-Man series to bad he was only in one episode but it was good nonetheless

Side note : Chris hackney, Hunter Parrish, and Roy Samuelson would make good choices for Flash
said at 4:43 PM on Fri Aug 4 2017
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1. Joshua LeBar
2. Matt Lanter
said at 11:36 AM on Mon May 29 2017
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1. Joshua LeBar
2. Matt Lanter
3. Patrick Labyorteaux
4. Frank Welker
said at 9:28 AM on Sat Jan 16 2016
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Ah this one is a toughie since most of them pull off Flash well.

I think I'll go with Joshua LeBar, I think it helped that it in this show they made him a bit more than a 2 dimensional jerk jock bully.

Devon Edward Sawa, Matt Lanter and Patrick Labyorteaux all work for the role but they never really moved beyond the realm of a jerk jock which I feel hurts their performances just a bit.

Frank Welker is my least favourite, I'll give him a bit of credit that he made him sound different from his usual Fred voice but I don't really like how he makes Flash sound a bit too dumb for the role.

BONUS: I could see someone like Sean Astin, Trevor Devall, Matt Hill or Mark Hildreth pulling off Flash pretty well.
said at 8:50 PM on Mon Jul 27 2015
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1 Matt Lanter
2 Joshua Weinstein
3 Patrick Labyorteaux
4 Devon Edward Sawa
5 Frank Welker- Hi drunk Fred Jones
said at 11:02 AM on Mon Feb 24 2014
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Joshua LeBar, because his take on Flash Thompson was hilarious and entertaining, while giving his character three dimensions like Chris Zylka's take in TASM.

Matt lanter was blandddd
said at 3:56 PM on Sun May 3 2015
@llawliet159 - Being fair, I think Joshua is the only Flash that had the time to actually have a character to develop.
said at 2:53 AM on Sun Dec 22 2013
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Think I'll be going with Matt Lanter. For a mediocre show, I thought his Flash Thompson was fantastic.
said at 7:28 AM on Wed Nov 12 2014
@Fulgore2005 I take it back about USM. It isn't as bad as I thought.

Regardless, I still think Matt Lanter does the best job as Flash Thompson.
said at 10:52 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Josh LeBar - Easily the most entertaining performance here.
2. Devon Edward Sawa - Nails it. Very close to how I'd imagine Flash to sound.
3. Matt Lanter and Patrick Labyorteaux - One is too rough while the other is too soft, but they both do fine.
4. Frank Welker - A deeper version of his Iceman voice, and he sounds like a complete doofus.
said at 5:15 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I was about to write a ranking, but your thoughts are pretty much synonymous with mine. Josh and Devon really are the best VA's for the character.
said at 3:19 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
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Frank sounds a bit like a drunk Fred well he is the voice of Fred that's for sure.

Patrick is too soft voiced for Flash but it was all right.

Devon doesn't sound tough like Flash should sound.

Joshua is cool but Matt is even cooler 2 me so that's who i'm going with.
said at 8:47 PM on Mon Jul 27 2015
@Ross123 I like the way you think, Matt is the most douchebag but that's how he is
said at 8:56 PM on Sun Oct 14 2012
Joshua LeBar is the best. Matt Lanter is good too though.
said at 12:47 AM on Mon Jul 9 2012
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1. Josh LeBar
2. Matt Lanter
3. Devon Edward Saba
4. Patrick Labyorteaux
5. Frank Welker
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Sorry, but I canNOT TRUST ANYONE who has been in a Seltzerberg movie! I'm voting for LeBar
said at 9:34 AM on Wed Apr 11 2012
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Joshua LeBar was the best, though Matt Lanter's good too.
said at 4:55 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
Joshua LeBar !!!
worst:Matt Lanter
said at 3:07 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
1: Frank Welker ---- Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)

as for this question " (Which I wouldn't be surprised if anyone noticed that even back then especially considering that his Iceman voice is his Fred voice from Scooby Doo.)"

YES I did notice back then that Frank's Flash , Iceman and Fred voice was the same guy Frank Welker.

who wouldn't notice that.
said at 1:33 PM on Wed Oct 12 2011
Joshua LeBar for Flash here, though Patrick Labyorteaux is good, too. That said, Devon Sawa was good, but his Flash is an even bigger bully than usual, being becausing a thug, while both LeBar's and Labyorteaux's versions had the decency Flash turns out having.
said at 1:34 PM on Wed Oct 12 2011
@Anicomicgeek I meant to say "being basically a thug."^^;
said at 3:25 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
@Anicomicgeek Matt Lanter was okay, but I'm still sticking with Joshua LeBar for this one.
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