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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Jean DeWolff with sound clips and images.
Jean DeWolff is a supporting character in the Spider-Man series whose comic book debut was in Marvel Team-Up #48 in August of 1976. Jean is a prominent police officer in the NYPD (though whether she is a detective or a Captain does depend on the continuity) whom is known for being a hard-mannered but fair Police Officer who also has a thing for 1930's clothing and cars. Jean is also known for being a strong ally and even admirer of Spider-Man (though its usually on a platonic level) though she was initially against Spider-Man (due to issues such as he is a Vigilante and/or due to the editorials from J. Jonah Jameson).  While Jean is generally known as a tough policewoman in the franchise like many other Comic Book characters she has had some lets just say alternate stories in the comics over the years.

Created by Pokejedservo on Fri Aug 10 2012, 31 Comments, Add Comment
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Spider-Man 3: The Video Game (2007)
Jean DeWolffVanessa Marshall
Vanessa Marshall
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
Jean DeWolffIrene Bedard
Irene Bedard
Marvel Heroes (2013)
Jean DeWolffMary Faber
Mary Faber
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Jean DewolffMisty Lee
Misty Lee

EDITOR'S OPINION

Today on the Spider-Man VC section we take a look at this no-nonsense gal from the NYPD... JEAN DEWOLFF! Now let us begin...

Vanessa Marshall- I do like on how Vanessa's voice for the role does sound hard-mannered but rather lovely as well (which as odd as this may sound does kind of remind me of some of Saffron Henderson's work.) Anyways Vanessa's performance on the role does suit Jean's "Tough but Fair" persona very well and is a fine example of the voice work in the game.

Irene Bedard- Irene's voice and performance for the role does suit a stern serious policewoman like Jean rather well. However unfortunately Irene is at a slight disadvantage due to how Jean appeared in a few episodes in the show and only had about a few seconds worth of lines in each episode, but still Irene's work as Jean is a pretty good example of the voice work in the show anyways.

Mary Faber- Mary's voice for the role was a rather natural choice as she delivered a suitably dramatic performance as a good policewoman who is forced into work with evil. So in other words Mary's work suits the role pretty well and its a pretty good example of the voice work in the game.

Misty Lee- Misty was also rather good in this role as her voice is pretty good but her performance is rather solid. Namely on how Misty does a pretty good job in playing Jean as a serious but genuinely calm and smart cop rather well and is a pretty good example of the voice work in the game.

Overall all of these ladies are good but I am going with Vanessa, Mary & Misty more here this time around.


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Fulgore2005
said at 2:54 AM on Sun Nov 30 2014
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Vanessa Marshall perfect for this no-nonsense cop. Shocked she never reprised for SSM.

Mary is good too. She didn't have enough energy in the performance, but it all works out regardless.

Misty is a little generic, but I suppose her performance works.

With all due respect to Irene, I just don't like the performance. It comes off more generic than Misty's. I stand by my view that Vanessa should have reprised.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:18 PM on Thu Jul 31 2014
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1. Vanessa Marshall- Has a good 'no nonsense' cop but is far from mean or unfair. Her voice isn't too deep or too high, she really needs a reprise cause I'm sure she can even do better.

2. Mary Faber- Love the slight accent and the tough attitude but showed her softer moment when explaining her situation, really good sympathetic performance. Main problem I have is she didn't quite have the energy, some lines being almost wooden.

3. Misty Lee- A tad bit on the high and a little on the generic side but did sound like a serious and tough cop. Could have been better but not bad overall.

4. Irene Bedard- Pretty bland and generic, plus that last line sounded very...stumbled.
Ross123
said at 2:25 PM on Tue May 13 2014
Misty isn't bad, just bland. My vote stays with Vanessa.
Finister2
said at 7:53 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
I wonder if Tara Platt would make a good Jean DeWolff?
Bluzziku
said at 7:28 AM on Wed Jan 15 2014
They are all good but I'm going with Mary Faber, as a matter of fact I'd like to see her do more voice acting after hearing this and She-Hulk she has potential.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:19 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
After re-listening to all three, I'm going with Irene Bedard. Mary Faber is alright, though the acting could've been better. Vanessa Marshall doesn't sound specific enough for the character.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:35 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
Mary Faber sounds best suited for the role, but Irene Bedard is a close second. Vanessa's take is overrated. It sounds more like MJ than Jean.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:47 PM on Sat Aug 17 2013
You know, Mary reminds me a little of Liz from IGPX
VctrBnsn
said at 8:17 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
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Vanessa and Irene have a good voice for the character, but Mary resonates with me more. It's more distinctive.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:46 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
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Mary's pretty good, I like the accent she does. Still, Vanessa's got the voice that sounds like a no fooling around officer
pete
said at 6:11 PM on Mon Jul 22 2013
Irene sounds inconsistent. Most of her clip sounds like she just altered her Pocahantas but the end of it sounds off.
Ross123
said at 3:02 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Vanessa 100% cause Irene's character seemed like there was nothing special about her
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:51 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
For some reason I've always pictured Jennifer Hale voicing DeWolff.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:43 PM on Tue Aug 13 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Hale's a great choice but I would prefer Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Anicomicgeek
said at 5:30 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
Both are good, but I personally prefer Vanessa Marshall's version of DeWolff.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:19 AM on Wed Aug 14 2013
@Anicomicgeek

Mary Faber is good, but I still find Vanessa Marshall better, so I'll stick with her.
GothamRed
said at 5:21 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
depite her small ammount of lines, I'm really liking Irene here, but I can't really place my finger on why. She just has something that Vanesa didn't for me.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 4:45 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
If this character has that minor of a role in the show, I don't understand why they didn't just get one of the actresses already in the main cast to voice her (which, as a reminder, isn't an unusual practice in the voice-acting industry); that would've saved some time and money that could go into improving the animation (that is, if all these superhero shows didn't outsource their work to Korea :| ).
D.A.V.E.
said at 5:38 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@CatsTuxedo Because they obviously had some big plans for her and her partner, Stan Carter, in future episodes. They were setting them up like they do to many of the characters.

Not to mention the animation is already perfect.
pete
said at 8:02 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@CatsTuxedo Vanessa should have reprised her role though I don't remember if Mary Jane came after or before.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:47 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@CatsTuxedo Vanessa probably did audition for the role, but the creators probably thought that the person they went with suited her better.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 9:10 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@D.A.V.E. Ah, alright then. From what I understand, though, they never did get to see those plans through.

While my original query has been answered, I feel I have to object to your claim that the animation is "perfect". Naturally no animation is truly perfect, but this particular show's animation can barely even be considered high-quality; all the characters have the same face, male/female silhouettes and physical acting, with the hair and clothes being among the only specific factors in differentiating characters. None of the animation suggests any individual artistic input, since it's all outsourced to some Korean assembly line that churns out stiff and mechanical animation fast and cheap so that the American studios can pat themselves on the back for getting this thing done with minimal effort on their own part. When it all comes down to it, effort is what's sorely missing from a lot of so-called "American" television animation today, especially that in superhero shows such as this.

I know all this may not seem like a big deal to the average Joe, but as a hopeful future animator myself, my standards for animation are relatively high and this kind of thing matters to me a whole lot.
D.A.V.E.
said at 11:32 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
@CatsTuxedo The majority of what you're critiquing, though, is more on character design and art style than on the actual animation, which has more to do with the motion itself of the drawings, and for the most part, the movement itself was great. The reason they even went with a more stylistic, simplified art direction was to allow smoother animation, as opposed to the overly-detailed designs and slower, clunkier stuff of the 80's and 90's.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:39 AM on Sat Aug 11 2012
@D.A.V.E. How smooth the animation is doesn't matter if it's still as mechanical and unnatural as the animation that came before it and what is coming after it. All of the characters walk, talk (as in facial movements) and run the exact same way and nobody's body language suggests an individual personality. The duty of animation is to enhance specific character performance and do what can't be accomplished in other mediums rather than simply get the characters from point A to point B.
pete
said at 4:22 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
I think Vanessa Marshal should have reprised her role in Spectacular Spider-Man.


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