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

Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 30 2010
Special thanks to Music Meister, TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
HammerheadNicky Blair
Nicky Blair
Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro (2001)
HammerheadDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
HammerheadJohn DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
HammerheadJon Polito
Jon Polito
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (IOS) (2014)
HammerheadDavid Boat
David Boat


Alright folks today for the Spider Man VC section here is another VC for one of his various foes and this time its that New York mobster with an Adamantium Flat-Top head namely HAMMERHEAD! Hammerhead's voice acted debut was in the 90's Spiderman series in which he was voiced by the late Nicky Blair. Nicky's performance was pretty good, he was able to handle the accent well and his performance was fairly suiting to Hammerhead's persona granted the voice is a little light but its not too bad. Its not one of the best performances in the show but Nicky does a decent job with the role nevertheless.

During the 2000s two men whom are known NA animation VAs have voiced Hammerhead in which Dee Bradley Baker is the first whom voiced him in the 2001 Video game "Spider Man 2 Enter Electro". Now Dee is by all means a fine VA but his work here is quite a mixed bag. For starters while he does a decent job with the accent his voice for Hammerhead was a little too high, I mean sure its not really high by itself but I do think its a little too high for someone like Hammerhead here. However in Dee's defense his performance was quite good though, as his delivery for Hammerhead's lines have a good sense of energy. So in other words its not a flat out bad performance overall but it was quite a mixed bag.

And last but certainly not the least is in Spectacular Spider Man (and Spiderman Shattered Dimensions) he is voiced by John DiMaggio whom was quite a perfectly suitable casting choice for the role here. Unlike the other two John's Hammerhead voice was a rather low, gruff and menacing New York accented voice which is quite suitable for the role. And John's performance was greatly suiting for this role as he has a cool collected and yet menacing tone that definitely sounds tough but is not quite "mindless muscle" here. So basically its a great example of John DiMaggio's work and a fine example of the voice work in Spectacular Spider Man (And the Shattered Dimensions game but that is a different story.) Overall I definitely liked John DiMaggio best with Nicky Blair at second and Dee Bradley Baker as a rather mixed bag third.



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said at 1:20 PM on Thu Jan 11 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
1. DiMaggio
2. Blair
3. DBB
4. Cummings
5. Polito
8000 Saiyans
said at 5:39 PM on Mon Oct 16 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
I think all of these guys are good, but I'll go with DiMaggio. He fits the role like a glove.
said at 8:54 PM on Tue Oct 3 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. John DiMaggio
2. Nicky Blair
3. Jon Polito

Side note : John Swasey, J. David Brimmer, and Scott McNeil would make good choices for Hammerhead
said at 11:49 AM on Mon May 29 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
1. John DiMaggio
2. Nicky Blair
3. Jon Polito
4. Dee Bradley Baker
said at 10:36 AM on Fri Mar 31 2017
 6 Shout Outs!
Nicky's got a great delivery, but I feel something about it doesn't stand out all that much. Again, the delivery's great, but the voice doesn't really feel all that distinct.

Dee isn't terrible, I just feel this was a bit of a miscast. I think the voice is a bit too high, which could've worked, but Dee's delivery sounds very flat at several points. I feel they should've gone with someone else in the game like Daran Norris.

DiMaggio's smooth voice along with the incredibly well done gangster type accent work together perfectly I feel. He sounds threatening but at the same time you want to hear every word he says to you. It's entertaining and just plain cool to listen to all at the same time.

Jon Polito was an incredibly natural choice I feel for Hammerhead, and he doesn't disappoint. His naturally raspy/gruff voice plus his knack for playing mobster like characters all work in tandem very well with the character. Once in a while I think his delivery could sound a teeny bit off, but overall a good performance from an underrated actor. RIP

David just sounds kind of generic. Nothing about it really stands out all that much, it just sounds like this could be any generic thug character. Which is sad since I feel if David was given the right direction he could've done a good job with this character. But I'd say this is the most forgettable, at least with Dee he seems to be a bit more distinct with the voice than just "gruff guy #4."

1. John DiMaggio
2. Jon Polito
3. Nicky Blair
4. Dee Baker
5. David Boat

I'd say for a future VA, Keith Szarabajka or Daran Norris
Shaun Ince
said at 10:29 AM on Sat Apr 1 2017
@skeletonking1234 I definitely agree that Daran Norris would have been a better choice for Hammerhead. Both PS1 Spiderman games did rely too much on Dee & Daran respectively. Along with the good performances they had in the game they had fair share of miscast roles in both games.
said at 11:06 PM on Sun Nov 6 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Sticking with John DiMaggio, but the late Jon Polito was also good.
said at 1:27 PM on Sun Nov 27 2016
@Anicomicgeek I hear that. I also did enjoy Nicky Blair back on Fox's Spider-Man series and Deed Bradley Baker is a bit of a toss up.
said at 9:34 AM on Sun Nov 6 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
John DiMaggio is one of the few performances of Spectacular Spider-Man that I like. Most of the performances there were just generic IMO, but DiMaggio is pretty unique actually. He sounds like a crime boss and he has a neat accent.

The UVA who played Hammerhead in the 1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon (I'm guessing it's Bill Boyett) does a good job as well. It's one of the better performances from that show.

Jon Polito is pretty awesome as well. His voice fits the character quite well, and he brings a whole lot of energy to the role. It really saddens me that he passed away, 'cause I would have loved to hear him in the role again.

Nicky Blair works quite well, too. His accent is great and he does sound commanding as well.

Dee Bradley Baker is cool, too. The delivery is a little wonky at times, but it does the job.

Dave Boat sounds a little bit too thuggish for my taste.
said at 9:50 AM on Sun Nov 6 2016
I think I'll switch Jon and the 1981 UVA around.
said at 7:40 AM on Wed Dec 14 2016
Also switching the 1981 UVA with Nicky Blair. Nicky has grown on me lately. So yeah, now Jon Polito is my second favorite, while Nicky is third.
said at 3:29 PM on Sat May 7 2016
 10 Shout Outs!
John DiMaggio brings the most power and authority to the role of Hammerhead, he sounds large and in charge (well he's not the big man but you know what I mean). It's one of DiMaggio's more unique voices, I haven't heard him re-use this voice since which is a shame since it's pretty good.

David Boat is also rather fitting despite being more thuggish.

Dee Bradley Baker sounds a bit too light but his performance is really good, he does sell the Italian mafia gangster angle nicely.

Nicky Blair doesn't have any authority at all in his take, definitely the weakest voice here.

John's getting my vote for sure.

BONUS: Frank Stallone as Hammerhead anyone? I could also see Scott McNeil, Paul Dobson, Richard Epcar or J David Brimmer fitting the role well.
said at 6:26 PM on Fri Mar 11 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. John
2. Dave
3. Dee (Can't believe that's him)
4. Nicky
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:05 PM on Sat Jul 4 2015
 9 Shout Outs!
1. John DiMaggio: John just sounds like how the character looks. It sounds like a high class gangster but maybe not THE guy in charge. The accent, the voice, the delivery just everything fits perfectly.

2. Dave Boat: Maybe not amazing (no pun intended) but pretty fitting for the character. The gruffness works and sounds like a gangster. I can't tell If he has an accent or if it is light. Not that memorable.

3. Dee Bradley Baker: I was unsure for Dee for a while. It's too high and sometimes slips into a different voice but the delivery is done well and when the voice is on the mark it works.

4. Nicky Blair: I found him to be generic, I get no sense of class and doesn't sound too menacing.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:20 PM on Tue Nov 8 2016
I'll put John as the new second, he has a good voice for Hammerhead but doesn't have the same delivery that DiMaggio had. Plus sometimes there is a gargle in his voice that's distracting.
said at 1:29 PM on Thu Jun 25 2015
1) John DiMaggio
2) Bill Boyett (1981 Spidey solo cartoon)
3) Nicky Blair
4) Dee Bradley Baker
5) David Boat
said at 11:45 AM on Mon Jun 29 2015
@Starscreamsfan William Boyett from Adam 12 voiced Hammerhead? That's awesome!
said at 3:49 PM on Mon Jun 29 2015
@Archerboy58 Yup. In the episode "Wrath of the Sub-Mariner".
said at 10:48 AM on Wed May 20 2015
1. Nicky Blair
2. Dee Bradley Baker
3. John Dimaggio
4. David Boat
said at 11:00 AM on Mon May 18 2015
Well it seems David is my new 2nd favourite voice for Hammerhead.

Right behind the obvious.
said at 1:22 AM on Sat May 9 2015
Dave Boat was good, but I'm sticking with John DiMaggio.
said at 9:06 PM on Fri May 8 2015
David's pretty good.
He kinda sounds like Don Francks to me.
said at 8:54 PM on Fri May 8 2015
David sounds average. Not bad, but certainly not great
said at 1:41 PM on Mon Feb 9 2015
 1 Shout Out!
John sounded incredibly badass and gruff, a perfect fit for a mobster. I do admit that Nicky and Dee sounded pretty good, I was pleasantly surprised by how Dee handled the role, it's very different when compared to a lot of his other roles.
said at 9:42 AM on Sun Aug 24 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
John is badass
said at 10:19 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
 11 Shout Outs!
I'd like to see Dee get another shot at Hammerhead.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:57 PM on Thu Jul 31 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I dunno, I think that's the best we'll get out of Dee. His voice is pretty high and I don't think he can do anything better.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:31 PM on Mon Feb 9 2015
@Music Meister Dee Bradley Baker can do deep roles. I think you might be underestimating him a little.
said at 7:39 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
 14 Shout Outs!
I wonder if Brad Garrett would make a good Hammerhead?
said at 7:46 AM on Thu Jan 22 2015
@Finister2 - That's ... actually not a bad idea
said at 11:40 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
I like John DiMaggio and DBB for different reasons.

With John, I think the deep voice is unique and a great example of DiMaggio's range. And it does work for Hammerhead's "in charge" status very well.

Dee's was interesting too. A bit too high-pitched, but it still works. Gives a sense of a no-nonsense mob boss. The accent(?) was a bit of a nice touch too.

I'll go with John DiMaggio, but I give Dee credit for a good alternative take too.
said at 11:08 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
None of them are the voice I'd imagine he has, but John DiMaggio comes the closet.
said at 6:01 AM on Fri Oct 18 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus just out of curiosity, who would make the prefect voice for Hammerhead for you?
said at 7:12 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@Ross123 Alex Rocco.
said at 9:49 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Cool.
said at 6:29 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
John DiMaggio is the best and toughest hammerhead there is no1 can beat him no matter how hard they try.

Dee and Nicky make him sound kinda dum though Dee was ok.
said at 6:41 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
 1 Shout Out!
John DiMaggio, no question. The other two don't even compare.
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
Dee for this though Jon is also great and Nicky is good as well.
said at 9:31 PM on Sun Nov 11 2012
 8 Shout Outs!
John DiMaggio nailed the role in Spectacular.
said at 11:25 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
 5 Shout Outs!
John DiMaggio essentially took Brad Garrett & Seth MacFarlane & vocally made them meet half-way, which I like!
said at 12:58 PM on Wed Oct 12 2011
 7 Shout Outs!
John DiMaggio on this one, Like the "Editor's Opinion" said, he gave Hammerhead a gruff, low, and menacing voice, which suits the character.
said at 10:32 PM on Sun Jul 10 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
John DiMaggio, of course. I like Baker's voice too, though.
said at 10:53 PM on Sun May 8 2011
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Sep 30 2010
 3 Shout Outs!
I'm going with John DiMaggio
said at 4:32 PM on Thu Sep 30 2010
 3 Shout Outs!
nicky blair all the way!
said at 12:28 AM on Sun Feb 3 2013
@TFG1Mike lolwut
said at 3:21 AM on Sun Feb 3 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I see you find it amusing whenever someone's opinion contrasts your own.
said at 3:24 AM on Sun Feb 3 2013
@CatsTuxedo Just joking around. :-P
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Who do you think has been the best from these Hammerhead voice actors?
Nicky Blair
Dee Bradley Baker
John DiMaggio
David Boat
Jon Polito