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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 Sun Nov 7 2010, 66 Comments, Add Comment
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Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Hobgoblin / Jason PhilipsMark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
Hobgoblin 2099Steve Blum
Steve Blum
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
HobgoblinPatrick Fraley
Patrick Fraley

EDITOR'S OPINION

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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llawliet159
said at 7:30 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
HMMMMMMMMMMM......does anyone think Mark Hamill could use a modified Hobgoblin voice if Demogoblin showed up in other media one day?
webmastersage
said at 4:32 PM on Mon Dec 30 2013
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I like to hear Derek Stephen Prince voice Hobgoblin someday
DVJ
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
Torak
said at 8:31 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
Mark Hamill. Steve is just using his Green Goblin voice.
llawliet159
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
Xymor
said at 3:59 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
After seeing Nolan North as green goblin in lego marvel,i think he would be better off voicing the hobgoblin
Ross123
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
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Troy Baker for Hobgoblin anyone?
llawliet159
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?
Xymor
said at 2:48 PM on Sat Oct 19 2013
Im going with Mark Hamill,yeah its basically just a slightly altered version of his joker voice,but it still has that mark hamill-ish insanity and creepines that fits the hobgoblin very well

Steven Blum-just reused his green goblin voice,but considering that hobgoblin is basically an blantal ripoff of the former,the voice works.

Pat Fraley is completly laughable.he sounds like something out of a childrens cartoon.
metalsonic655
said at 12:33 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 10:09 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
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.
Xymor
said at 4:00 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Mark Hamills hobgoblin is jason macendale
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 4:18 PM on Fri Aug 2 2013
Mark Hamill: 9.5/10
Steve Blum: 9/10
Patrick Fraley: 6/10
Ross123
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.
allthingsuper
said at 3:58 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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Mark Hamil is awesome. Nuff said.
Cheesyfeet106
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.
risingson
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!
VctrBnsn
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........?
risingson
said at 7:34 PM on Wed May 15 2013
@VctrBnsn I can't say in public otherwise Gandalf will kick my ass.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:41 AM on Thu Mar 28 2013
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When is Mark Hamill NOT awesome?
Silence
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@VctrBnsn Answer: NEVER! (or at least in my opinion)
VctrBnsn
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.
Silence
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.
VctrBnsn
said at 12:42 PM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@Silence CB could get a little corny as well. Remember....


"SHOCKER!!!!! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME!!! I'LL CHASE YOU TOO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH!!!!!!!!"
pete
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.
pete
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.
VctrBnsn
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.
Silence
said at 1:30 PM on Sat Mar 23 2013
Mark Hamill, definitely!
PsychicVoiceSpy
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.
pete
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..
coolgeek176
said at 8:59 PM on Thu Jan 31 2013
I'm going with Mark Hamill. Steve Blum and Patrick Fraley are good too.
DaltonioSpidey94
said at 7:56 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
I voted for Patrick Fraley, followed very very closely by Mark Hamill.
Sammyman
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.
pete
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.
Azrael99
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 .
D.A.V.E.
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...
Azrael99
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 .
D.A.V.E.
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.
Azrael99
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 .
ninjinister
said at 9:05 PM on Sun Sep 9 2012
Pat's Hobgoblin sound like his Baxter Stockman :D
akbar264
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..
Cheesyfeet106
said at 5:31 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
Both are awesome. Tie.
pokemastanumba1
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
Mickwhitefire28
said at 7:57 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
Eesh. They sure don't make this easy.... They're both great! I draw!
Anicomicgeek
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.
MilanTheVillain01
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.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:08 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
Love ya, Mark, but Steve Blum gets my vote. here.
Mr.Fennoy93
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.
101mariner
said at 4:01 PM on Tue Mar 6 2012
Steve Blum !!!
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
pete
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.
Galactic_Cyrus
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.
pete
said at 12:29 AM on Fri Apr 15 2011
@Galactic_Cyrus He was talking about Roderick Kingsley never becoming Hobgoblin
pete
said at 2:21 AM on Sat Jan 14 2012
@Galactic_Cyrus Scratch that
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 3:50 PM on Sat Nov 13 2010
I prefer Steve Blum, but Mark Hamill is still good.
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 11:33 PM on Fri Nov 12 2010
No but that's only because he never actually became Hobgoblin in that series.
GothamRed
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.
ghodr (Guest)
said at 10:29 AM on Mon Nov 8 2010
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I liked Mark Hamill better. Blums voice was great but too raspy.
tomi (Guest)
said at 9:26 AM on Mon Nov 8 2010
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I go with Mark Hamill: i just love that maniatic edge yet with smooth sociopathic manner he brough into Green Goblin,s alter ego/ worthy rival. Mark is definetely one of the best actors turned voice overs cases ever, and Hobgoblin is one of his silver coins, if not golden statues.

But i have no problem with Steve Blum either. Sure, his voice is quite similar to green Goblin from SS, but i have no hard feelings how it works on psychopath goblin.

Over all, Mark as first numero uno and Steve as worthy number two.
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 6:35 AM on Mon Nov 8 2010
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P.S. The more I listen to Blum's clip,the more I'm convinced he should be the next Joker
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 6:33 AM on Mon Nov 8 2010
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I may be biased but Hamill's Hobgoblin laugh sometimes got even crazier than his Joker laugh(listen to the laugh at the end of his clip,Joker almost never cackled like that)
docock2099 (Guest)
said at 11:30 PM on Sun Nov 7 2010
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I'll go with Steven Blum. As much as I LOVE Hamill, his Hobgoblin is just the Joker phone-in.

While Blum's Hobby is also his Goblin voice, he does twist it around. And he sounds crazier as well.


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