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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Hobgoblin with sound clips and images.

Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 7 2010, 89 Comments
Special thanks to UltimateCharm for additional sound clips.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
HobgoblinPatrick Fraley
Patrick Fraley
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Hobgoblin / Jason PhilipsMark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
Hobgoblin 2099Steve Blum
Steve Blum


Alright folks here is another VC for another member of Spiderman's Rogues gallery however unlike the previous two this shall be a substantially smaller VC so this will be a somewhat longer review. Hobgoblin made his VA debut in the 90s Spiderman series in which he was voiced by Mark "The Joker" Hamill and lets just say there is a reason why I placed "The Joker" in between Mark's name like that. But to be fair there is a slight bit of difference and it does by all means work with the role as a violently insane super-villain such as the Hobgoblin. So basically say what you will about how this is a bit of a typecast for Mark Hamill but Mark's performance here while not as memorable as his work for certain other comic-book super-villains is a good memorable example of the voice-work in the 90's Spider-man series.

While the 90's Spider-man series is the only show with Hobgoblin so far (while yes one of Hobby's alter egos did appear on Spectacular Spider Man but Hobgoblin himself never had the chance to appear yet.) Hobgoblin's voice acted debut in Video Games was in the recent Spiderman Shattered Dimensions in which he was voiced by Steve Blum. Alright first of all yes I know this is the 2099 version but in all honest the only real substantial difference between the 2099 version and the original is looks and that's about it really. Anyways Blum does do a fairly good job delivering a gleefully wicked demonic performance for Hobgoblin and while its not completely different to his Green Goblin voice in Spectacular Spiderman I was pleasantly surprised on how it sounded different enough (well at least to me). Nevertheless while this performance may be for the 2099 version of Hobgoblin Steve's work would fit the original Hobgoblin as well. Overall while neither performance is the absolute best of both of these actors fine careers I will say that both of them did just fine for this VC.



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said at 8:41 PM on Thu Oct 8 2015
Steve Blum and Mark Hamil of coures
said at 10:17 PM on Sun Mar 22 2015
Mark, No question about it
said at 11:39 AM on Sat Feb 28 2015
1) Steve Blum
2) Mark Hamill
3) Pat Fraley
said at 4:40 PM on Thu Feb 26 2015
I can hear a little joker in mark's performance...
said at 5:40 PM on Mon Sep 29 2014
He hasn't done any voice acting, but I saw someone online suggest Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Firefly) for Hobgoblin.
said at 2:59 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
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I know this may sound off, but had Spectacular Spider-Man continued its run I think Kevin Michael Richardson would kill it using his Joker voice.
The Doctor
said at 7:23 AM on Thu Jan 22 2015
@HyperVoiceActing Agreed!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:15 PM on Thu May 15 2014
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THis might be weird but recently I've been hearing Chirstopher Lloyd as Hobby whenever I read something of the Hobgoblin
said at 6:11 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
@Music Meister Great scott, i think you might be on to something
The Doctor
said at 12:04 PM on Sun Sep 28 2014
@Music Meister Hmm... His Merlock's voice and attitude mixed with Doc Brown's energy... Yeah, I would be down with that.
said at 8:28 PM on Mon Dec 22 2014
@Music Meister The second you say Christopher Lloyd in a Marvel project I'm all for that idea.
said at 7:30 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
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HMMMMMMMMMMM......does anyone think Mark Hamill could use a modified Hobgoblin voice if Demogoblin showed up in other media one day?
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
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I like to hear Derek Stephen Prince voice Hobgoblin someday
said at 4:08 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@webmastersage Oh HELL YES!
said at 12:26 PM on Fri Dec 13 2013
Mark Hamill was kinda of typecast,but still he did a really good performence and gave the hobgoblin a suitable creppy,demonic voice to fit with his look

Steven Blum,nah that the green goblins vocie no way is that hobgoblin.Its a shame really because Steven has far more range than that.He could have made the voice deeper,gravellyer or raspyer,and he could easily voice both goblins in the same show have them interact and stil give the 2 voices that sound nothing like the other

Pat Fraley,the only original casting choice and sadly the worst of the bunh.Oh my god his voice is so high-pitchedc and hyper,if not down right cartoony,that its comical,i cant belive they actually use this recordings at the attraction.

For a possible future apearence i suggest casting Charlie Adler as Hobgoblin/Roderick Kingsly,while Nolan North could do one of the imposter hobgoblins such as Jason Macendail or Ned Lee
said at 8:31 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
Mark Hamill. Steve is just using his Green Goblin voice.
said at 3:00 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
@Torak - And Mark is just using his Joker voice.
said at 1:28 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
@HyperVoiceActing - Was that your point?
said at 3:27 PM on Wed Sep 10 2014
@Torak - I just don't see what's so different between Mark just using his Joker voice and Blum just using his Green Goblin voice.
said at 2:46 AM on Thu Sep 11 2014
@HyperVoiceActing - I see your point, my bad. Your first comment came off as aggressive to me, still you don't have to apologise :-). People see things from a different perspective.
said at 9:23 AM on Sat Dec 7 2013
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Uhhh...seriously, I'd rather have Mark Hamill be the Hobgoblin and Steve should just go with Green Goblin since his Hobgoblin voice is the same as the one he used for GG in SSM :P
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
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Troy Baker for Hobgoblin anyone?
said at 10:34 PM on Sat Jan 11 2014
@Ross123 That'd be so cool! Like how Mark Hamill was great with the Hobgoblin and the Joker....why not Troy Baker go for the Hobgoblin role after being good with the Joker role?
said at 7:54 AM on Sun Nov 23 2014
@Slick I can't really picture Tom in the role but I'm sure he might have potential to pull it off.
said at 12:33 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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1. Mark Hamill. Obviously, Hamill pretty much MADE the Hobgoblin. Nothing more needs to be said.
2. Steve Blum. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I think Blum's voice fits Hobgoblin better than the Green Goblin in my opinion anyway.
3.Pat Fraley. Pat did a decent job, bit too high-pitched for my tastes, but it works.
said at 10:09 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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I imagine Mark Hamill's voice coming from Roderick Kingley's Hobgoblin, and Patrick Fraley's voice coming from imitators like Jason Macendale. Steve Blum...nah, that's the Green Goblin. I'm never going to accept that voice as Hobgoblin.
said at 3:26 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
@Xymor On the show, yes it was Jason. Roderick hadn't been outed as the original Hobgoblin yet, so they made him the most recent identity.
said at 12:55 PM on Thu Nov 6 2014
@Xymor He meant it's his take on how the different versions sound.
said at 4:18 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
Mark Hamill: 9.5/10
Steve Blum: 9/10
Patrick Fraley: 6/10
said at 6:37 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
Mark is a good Hobgoblin and makes it his own.

Patrick and Steve both make him too squeaky.
said at 3:58 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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Mark Hamil is awesome. Nuff said.
said at 7:04 PM on Sat May 18 2013
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To me I don't think Mark sounds that much like the Joker. There is a bit of resemblance but there's enough difference for me to pick him as my favorite. It's deeper, raspier, and the laugh is different. To my ears anyway.

Steve is good but as others have pointed out it's identical to his Green Goblin voice. It's still fun to listen to but I do wish he could have differed the two performances a little.

Patrick's sound the MOST insane, but it's a little too over the top and high pitched for me. It's good, I think he'd do well with a lower pitch and better material. Hell I can see him even knocking out a decent Starscream.
said at 12:27 AM on Wed May 1 2013
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I like to think that if spectacular spider-man had gone on, they would have gotten Kevin M. Richardson to voice Hobgoblin using his Joker voice. Oooohhh that would be so awesome!
said at 12:36 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@risingson Wow, I've always had that exact thought as well. Are you, a wizard........?
said at 7:34 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@VctrBnsn I can't say in public otherwise Gandalf will kick my ass.
said at 10:41 AM on Thu Mar 28 2013
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When is Mark Hamill NOT awesome?
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@VctrBnsn Answer: NEVER! (or at least in my opinion)
said at 10:29 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@Silence He even saved this show, and, I'm sorry, even though I have many nostalgic memories of this show, a lot of the voice acting and dialogue was off.
said at 11:55 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@VctrBnsn Agreed. I do also have a lot of nostalgia for the show, but I do admit most of it is a tad bit cheesy. (mostly in the editing, voice acting, and story) Though the best parts of it were Mark Hamill and Christopher Daniel Barnes' performances.
said at 12:42 PM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@Silence CB could get a little corny as well. Remember....

said at 1:27 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@VctrBnsn I think there were others that did it justice. Kingpin, Doc Ock, Mysterio, Shocker, Rhino, Vulture, Lizard, Scorpion, and Black Cat all come to mind. Lots of talent screwed over with bad voice direction.
said at 1:28 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@Silence If anything they were screwed over with a bad VD. I still like the cast and prefer them over some Spectacular performances.
said at 3:24 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@pete I see. In fact, I prefer the voices Shocker and Dock Ock had in TAS over SSM, and Lizard's VA was awesome as well.
said at 1:30 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
Mark Hamill, definitely!
said at 1:16 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
Definitely Mark Hamill. He sounds quite a bit like his Joker in the first part of this clip, but when he says "You can't talk to me like I'm some... punk!" he sounds nothing like The Joker. For the rest of the clip he sounds fairly distinct too, even his laugh is noticeably different, albeit still similar. Steve Blum's Hob Goblin also sounds slightly different from his Green Goblin, but it's still instantly recognizable and Mark Hamill just handled it a little better in my opinion.
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Mar 5 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Actually in "World's Finest" Mark used more of his Hobgoblin voice for Joker so really Joker sounds like Hobgoblin at least later on TNBA till Static Shock BB ROTJ, and JL came out anyway..
said at 8:59 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
I'm going with Mark Hamill. Steve Blum and Patrick Fraley are good too.
said at 7:56 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
I voted for Patrick Fraley, followed very very closely by Mark Hamill.
said at 5:10 AM on Mon Sep 24 2012
I love Mark hamills maniacal way about it but I also love steve blums take on the character.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:04 PM on Mon Sep 10 2012
Patrick is a bit too over the top and too high. Though I find it funny how cartoony but the pic for him looks so serious.
I'm still going with Steven, he just felt more insane and had more energy.
said at 12:10 AM on Mon Sep 10 2012
Patrick Fraley sounds too high and I can't even understand part of his clip. Sticking with Mark Hamill.
said at 2:20 AM on Tue Oct 2 2012
@pete To be fair , Fraley was the Ned Leeds Hobgoblin , Hamill was the Jason Philip Macendale Hobgoblin and Blum was the 2099 Hobgoblin with a pair of stolen nanofiber wings .
said at 3:37 AM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@Azrael99 Actually, Ned Leeds was NEVER the Hobgoblin. This was the Jason Macendale as well, who was a bit of a punk and a nitwit.

We have yet to see the original, Roderick Kingsley version. We almost had him in Spectacular, but alas...
said at 3:04 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@D.A.V.E. Um , then how do you explain the Wanted posters in the queue of the " Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man " ride that give the name of the Villains , one of which gives Hobgoblin`s name as " Edward Leeds " ( " Ned " is typically a nickname for Edward like " Ed " or " Eddie " ) ?Also , the Hobgoblin of the Ride had a totally different , more jokey ( Not that TAS Jason wasn`t jokey but when it came to getting his cut of the profits he he turned deadly serious ) , less competent Persona than the shady , ruthless Merc Macendale Hobgoblin of TAS . The Ride was influenced by but not totally based on TAS as you seem to be under the mistaken impression that it was . The Voice Cast and many of the Portrayals were totally different . For instance , Electro was portrayed as American like in The Comics rather than German like his TAS Counterpart , Scream wasn`t even in TAS but had a Cameo as one of the Sinister Syndicate screeching as she attacks the Rider before Spidey quickly dispatches her with a web ( How he knew what was going on since his Spider-Sense doesn`t work on Symbiotes like Scream is a total mystery to me unless , like , she lacks that immunity due to not being a direct Venom spawn like Carnage or something ? ) and a more terrifying and powerful Hydro-Man . The only obvious parallel to TAS was Doc Ock having a German accent and even then it wasn`t nearly as thick as in TAS .
said at 4:00 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@Azrael99 The wanted posters were made when people THOUGHT Leeds was Hobgoblin in the comics, but this was never true. Kingsley was ALWAYS the first Hobgoblin, the one who framed Leeds. His reveal was just delayed for years by Marvel.
said at 4:41 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
@D.A.V.E. Actually , Kingsley and Leeds both framed Flash Thompson , what Kingsley did to Leeds was far more insidious , he kidnapped him , drugged him for months , fed him secrets about The Hobgoblin and actually brainwashed him into believing he was the original Hobgoblin so basically Leeds and Kingsley were both active as the Hobgoblin at the same time and there`s still rampant fan debate over when exactly Hobgoblin was Kingsley and when he was the brainwashed Leeds .
said at 9:05 PM on Sun Sep 9 2012
Pat's Hobgoblin sound like his Baxter Stockman :D
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Jul 17 2012
Mark Hamill adds a uniqueness to Hobgoblin, Steve Blum is OK, but sounds exactly like the Green Goblin from SSM..
said at 5:31 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
Both are awesome. Tie.
said at 5:41 PM on Thu Jul 5 2012
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Both are good, but I suppose I'll have to give this one to Mark Hamill. At the same time though, Steve Blum does seem to be a GREAT choice to replace the former as the Joker someday. XD
said at 7:57 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Eesh. They sure don't make this easy.... They're both great! I draw!
said at 8:24 AM on Fri Jun 8 2012
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Sure, his Hobgoblin was just a toned down version of his Joker voice, but I'm gonna go with Mark Hamill. Gotta agree with the comments that said Steven Blum's version sounded exactly like his Green Goblin voice.
said at 7:44 AM on Sun May 27 2012
I vote for Steve Blum, as he took what Mark Hamill did with the Hobgoblin's voice & made it even better.

Steve Blum would be a perfect fit to replace Mark Hamill as the Joker one day.
said at 9:08 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
Love ya, Mark, but Steve Blum gets my vote. here.
said at 4:16 AM on Wed Mar 21 2012
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Steve Blum's Hobgoblin sounds like he should voice The Joker.
said at 4:01 PM on Tue Mar 6 2012
Steve Blum !!!
said at 2:58 PM on Sun Jun 26 2011
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I'm sorry but Blum's voice IS the Green Goblin's voice, no difference at all. The laugh, the crazed tone, everything's the same.

Alot of people say the Hamill's just using his Joker voice but there's a difference to the way he performs it: it's alot less clownish and smooth and alot more raspy. Compere this Hobgoblin clip to Joker's voice in Batman: the animated series and you'll see what I mean.

Basically, Hamill is THE Hobgoblin voice for me just like Blum is THE Green Goblin voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:16 PM on Fri May 6 2011
I like both VA and their performances but I wish Mark's was a little more like his Joker voice just because I felt it would have made Hobgoblin sound a little more crazy but he does do a good job. I think Steven has the "double scoop of crazy" that Hobgoblin needed. He really made Hobby sound more insane than Mark's and that's saying something. I know it's his voice is literaly just Spec. Green Goblin but I'm fine with it still.
Steven gets my vote.
said at 1:09 AM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@Music Meister It's not Mark's Batman TAS but if you listen to TNBA or Superman's performances it sounds pretty similar.
said at 12:26 AM on Sun Mar 20 2011
What are you talking about, Pokejedservo? Steve's Hobgoblin sounds EXACTLY like his Green Goblin.
said at 12:29 AM on Fri Apr 15 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus He was talking about Roderick Kingsley never becoming Hobgoblin
said at 2:21 AM on Sat Jan 14 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus Scratch that
said at 11:33 PM on Fri Nov 12 2010
No but that's only because he never actually became Hobgoblin in that series.
said at 9:39 PM on Fri Nov 12 2010
so black roderick from spectacular doesn't count?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:17 PM on Mon Nov 8 2010
Both were good on their own merits, but I think they sounded too much like the VAs' other performances (Joker and Green Goblin), though there are a few subtle changes to make them a bit more distinct.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Hobgoblin voice actors?
Mark Hamill
Steve Blum
Patrick Fraley