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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Kraven the Hunter with sound clips and images.
Kraven the Hunter (real name Sergei Kravenhoff) is a big game hunter who seeks to capture Spider-Man and prove that he is the greatest hunter in the world. He is an expert hand-to-hand combatant and so often rejects the use of firearms in favor of his own natural abilities. He sometimes uses a mystical serum that grants him superhuman senses, strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, reflexes, and longevity.

Note: Dwight Schultz's rendition of the character is unavailable for the time being.
Created by CatsTuxedo on Fri Sep 3 2010, 74 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, UltimateCharm, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Kraven the Hunter / Sergei KravinoffRobert Ridgely
Robert Ridgely
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Kraven / Sergei KravenoffGregg Berger
Gregg Berger
Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
The HunterPaul Dobson
Paul Dobson
Spider-Man: The Video Game (2002)
Kraven the Hunter / Sergei KravinoffPeter Lurie
Peter Lurie
Spider-Man: The New Animated Series (2003)
Kraven the Hunter / Sergei KravinoffMichael Dorn
Michael Dorn
Spider-Man 3: The Video Game (2007)
Kraven the Hunter / Sergei KravinoffNeil Kaplan
Neil Kaplan
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
Kraven The Hunter / Sergei KravinoffEric Vesbit
Eric Vesbit
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
Kraven / Sergei KravinoffJim Cummings
Jim Cummings
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
KravenChris Wiggins
Chris Wiggins
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Kraven the HunterDiedrich Bader
Diedrich Bader
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Kraven the HunterSteve Blum
Steve Blum

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TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 3:57 PM on Thu Nov 27 2014
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I've been waiting to comment on this VC forever! This is such a great VC because there's so many good performances.

This is really tough. I want to vote for Vesbit, Cummings, Bader *and* Blum. They're all fantastic. The problem with the latter three, however, is that although they give great performances, I don't hear "Kraven", I hear "Jim Cummings as Kraven" or "Steve Blum as Kraven". Vesbit, given that he's such an unknown actor, I don't get lost in the "Oh, I recognize that voice" of his performance. I just hear Kraven.

Honourable mentions to Berger and Kaplan. I'm not distracted by their voices, but they're still not *quite* up to snuff with the others.

I probably would've included Dobson in my honourable mentions if he had put on a Russian accent. I understand that he's "The Hunter", and sort of a future/alternate take on Kraven (like many of the other villains in SM:U), but without the accent, it's just a typical deep Paul Dobson villain voice.

In the end, Vesbit gets me vote. :D
Zillah
said at 6:04 PM on Wed Nov 26 2014
1. Jim Cummings
2. Steve Blum
3. Diedrich Beder
4. Peter Lurie
5. Eric Vesbit
6. Michael Dorn
7. Paul Dobson
8. Gregg Berger
9. Neil Kaplan
10. Robert Ridgely
11. Chris Wiggins
Starscreamsfan
said at 5:54 AM on Fri Nov 14 2014
My Top 5:

1) Ridgely
2) Bader
3) Berger
4) Dobson
5) Lurie

I also liked Dorn, Kaplan, Cummings and Blum
HyperVoiceActing
said at 3:05 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
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THAT was Deidrich?!

... I'm sorry Jim, but I'm giving this to Batman
Hugmebrotha
said at 9:17 AM on Sun Aug 24 2014
Dang Diedrich impresses me o_o
Im stumped!
Steve is incredible as well... Argh
Jim sounds cajun not russian, but I always love Jim in everything
Lion's Edge
said at 2:25 PM on Fri May 16 2014
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Steve... Steve, man, you never cease to amaze me. Gotta give him the vote on this. No offence to Jim Cummings, but Blum - I feel - really had more material to work with, and provided the strongest performance of the game.
Ross123
said at 12:14 AM on Wed May 14 2014
Changing my vote to Steve. He's more awesome than Jim to me personally.
VctrBnsn
said at 8:18 PM on Tue May 13 2014
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He may be a bit light, but Steve is still a pretty natural choice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:08 PM on Tue May 13 2014
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Steve Blum was a natural choice, deep and gruff and a pretty good Russian accent plus made him savage and ruthless in top of giving him a manipulative side.
I'd place him second, bumping Diedrich to third. Jim is still my number one choice
Zillah
said at 7:25 PM on Tue May 13 2014
@Music Meister You pretty much took the words right out of my mouth... or, errrrr, keyboard.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:24 PM on Tue May 13 2014
@Zillah Thanks man
facundo guerra 4
said at 3:31 PM on Wed Apr 23 2014
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Does somebody think that Fred Tatasciore would be a good Kraven?
Shaun Ince
said at 9:44 PM on Sun Nov 2 2014
@facundo guerra 4 It would sound like his Nikolai from Nazi Zombies, but I can see it fitting.
facundo guerra 4
said at 4:22 PM on Sun Apr 13 2014
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Im going with Jim beacuse he has a deep voice and a very good russian accent,Bader is second and like Music Meister said he should play more villains beacuse he does good here
rosebr10
said at 10:24 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
OK... so when did Kraven turn Cajun?

Vesbit's the only one that gets the Russian aspect of him down pact.
DVJ
said at 4:17 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
Steven Blum will voice Kraven in the upcoming Amazing spiderman 2 game,and all ready from the trailers alone i can say that hes easily on par with Jim Cummings
Finister2
said at 7:24 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
I wonder if Billy West would make a good Kraven?
DVJ
said at 4:18 AM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@Finister2Billy West as Kraven?What gave you that idea?
Finister2
said at 1:41 AM on Sun Apr 6 2014
@DVJ I saw his Ultimate Spider-Man design and the idea of Billy West just came to mind
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:06 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Jim Cummings - He actually makes Kraven sound COOL!
2. Peter Lurie - A perfect fit: much how I'd imagine him sounding.
3. Diedrich Bader - Another great, intimidating and natural sounding take.
4. Eric Vesbit - I love the deep voice he has: it really gives him presence.
5. Michael Dorn - A similarly deep voice, minus the accent.
6. Neil Kaplan - He's...okay, but generic just like the character.
7. Gregg Berger - Was never sold on this one. He sounds very forced.
8. Paul Dobson - The voice is nice but lord, is that accent bad!
9. Robert Ridgley - Sounds like a crazy con man with absolutely no accent.
10. Christ Wiggins - A totally unfitting voice and performance.
Zillah
said at 5:13 AM on Tue Mar 4 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus To be fair the takes from Ridgley and Wiggins were quite old, especially Wiggins.

Still I agree with you on Jim being the best of them in this comparison.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 2:48 PM on Sat Sep 14 2013
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I was honestly surprised when I heard Diedrich's Kraven voice. He really nailed it.

Though I think Jim's performance is a tad better so I go for him
Xymor
said at 8:09 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
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Jim Cummings is Kraven,nothing else to say,when ever i think how kraven would sound this voice comes to mind.

Diedrich Bader is suprisingly good,easily the second best,and one of the few good casting choices in that goddamn ultimate spiderman

Eric Vesbit is very decent,but not may favorite

Peter Luri is okay,but for me atleast he sounds more like hes from New Jersey than Russia

Listening to greg Berger again i found him to be much worse than i remember

Michael Dorn and Neil Kaplan are just generic and unimpresive
Ross123
said at 3:13 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Diedrich & Jim are both brilliant as is Eric.

Gregg did his part as good guy Kraven and it was awesome.

Chris is not Kraven at all but he should have some respect for being the 1st voice.

Robert is ok really as is Peter.

Neil did a really good job I thought it would be good if he came back some day.

Michael is something else really i'm guessing a crime boss maybe.

Paul doesn't fit the character but it least he's better than chris.

but overall it goes 2 Diedrich for me despite being new 2 the role but Jim was a close 2nd.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:55 AM on Mon May 27 2013
Eric Vesbit sounds like he's channeling Travis Willingham, at times.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:37 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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When I first heard Diedrich was going to be Kraven I thought he would suck, but he did a good job. Sticking with Jim Cummings though.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:16 PM on Sun Mar 3 2013
Eric Vesbit. I like Peter Lurie as an actor, but his voice isn't deep enough and his accent sounds a bit too unnatural. Jim Cummings is good and was a decent choice, but he's not the greatest choice for Craven and he has that twinge of goofiness I associate with him in his voice and doesn't quite sound dark and serious enough.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 8:10 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
Bader was Good as Kraven, But im sticking with Jim.

Reminds me of Red Son Batman for Bader.
pete
said at 11:28 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
On a side note Diedrich and Jim are the best here IMO though Eric, Gregg and Peter aren't bad either.
pete
said at 11:52 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@pete Neither are Neil or Paul.
pete
said at 5:39 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
@pete Jim Cummings, Diedrich Bader, Peter Lurie, neil Kaplan, Eric Wesbit for the traditional version. Gregg Berger, Paul Dobson, Michael Dorn are good as their respective versions and Robert Wedgerly is good without the accent.
pete
said at 11:27 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
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Diedrich Bader was awesome. A great departure from his usual roles and well you can hear Batman or Guy Gardner with a Russian accent it's trill really good. On another note I fell for Internet lies that Jim Cummings reprised the role there. Shame on me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:09 PM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@pete Diedrich Bader should play villains more, he can do menacing really well
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:16 AM on Sat Feb 9 2013
@Music Meister I agree.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:41 AM on Tue Mar 12 2013
@Music Meister That would be pretty cool.
jonhardwick
said at 5:31 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
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Peter Lurie's Kraven sounds like Vulcan Raven from Metal Gear Solid.(Well he did do both characters).
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:09 AM on Wed Feb 6 2013
Diedrich's is surprisingly good, especially considering how disappointing USM's Electro and Rhino were. My vote's still for Eric Vesbit, though.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 1:20 PM on Wed Feb 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight The Third Time's The Charm.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:18 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I don't see how Electro was bad
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:49 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@Music Meister Look at my comments on the Electro VC.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:56 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Just cause his voice was high he was bad?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:24 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@Music Meister He wasn't bad, just weak.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:24 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
@Music Meister It's a step up from his Spidey, I'll say that much. :-P
MilanTheVillain01
said at 1:45 AM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I'd say Christopher Daniel Barnes' Electro's pretty damn good. In my eyes, he's right up there, second only to Thomas F. Wilson.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:53 AM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@MilanTheVillain01

Neither compare to Crispin Freeman. ;-D

But I digress.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:38 AM on Fri Feb 8 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight

Unless Travis Willingham came into the equation for no reason.

But, I think I'll just leave it at that....
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:52 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
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I liked Diedrich's Kraven. Not as good as Jim Cummings, but I'm sure if anyone can do that.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:44 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
I realy liked Diedrich, he sounded menacing ad savage and did the accent pretty well. Sometimes when he yells his accent doesn't sound as natural but that doesn't happen a lot. I'd but him third
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 9:35 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
Bader's clip has been fixed.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:04 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
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Diedrich's clip will not play for me. The other ones are working fine.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:11 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Same for me
Avenger
said at 9:18 AM on Tue Jan 1 2013
Jim Cummings, Eric Vesbit and Michael Dorn are the best ones. The others are not bad, but little too over-the-top and silly for my taste.
coolgeek176
said at 9:25 PM on Sun Nov 11 2012
I think Jim Cummings is the best Craven. Eric Vesbit is good too.
DravenRoth994
said at 3:23 AM on Sat Sep 15 2012
Considering that Jim Cummings got really lazy in that game(all 4 of his characters sounded alike), I give it Eric Vesbit.
DravenRoth994
said at 5:11 AM on Sat Sep 15 2012
@DravenRoth994 Give it to Eric Vesbit.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:13 PM on Sun Jun 24 2012
1. Jim Cummings- Jim proofs why he's myfavorite VA. Menacing, strong, savage and the darkness all while doing the accent very well.

2. Peter Lurie- Good accent while still sounding menacing and savage.

3. Gregg Berger- I like he can go menacing yet can fit for the sympathetic moments of the character. Accent is alright.

4. Eric Vesbit- Menacing and savage but a bit wooden at times.

5. Micheal Dorm/Paul Dobson- Neither have the accent but their strong voices make up for it. Dorm's is a bit calmer but not too much to be wooden while still having that savage feel while Dobson has the more menacing side. Both are good but could be better.

6. Neil Kaplan- Accent is alright but kinda generic.

7. Robert Ridgly- Also generic but since he has no accent he is below Neil.

8. Chris Wiggins- Too forced and too high plus without the accent it just doesn't fit the character at all.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 7:32 AM on Sun May 27 2012
For me, I like Jim Cummings the most, Eric Vesbit next, followed by Peter Lurie, then Neil Kaplan & finally, Gregg Berger.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:55 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 With Diedrich Bader in the mix, my rating goes like this....

# 1 - Jim Cummings.
# 2 - Diedrich Bader.
# 3 - Eric Vesbit.
# 4 - Peter Lurie.
# 5 - Neil Kaplan.
# 6 - Gregg Berger.
101mariner
said at 10:51 AM on Sun Mar 18 2012
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Jim Cummings!!!
Scorcher56
said at 10:18 AM on Sat Feb 4 2012
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Jim Cummings all the WAY!!!!!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:55 AM on Thu Jan 19 2012
Eric Vesbit
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:33 PM on Tue Jan 10 2012
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Even before Shattered Dimensions came around I always imagined Kraven with Jim Cumming's voice, the reality is even better.
Patrick
said at 3:11 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
1: Robert Ridgely --- Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
2: Gregg Berger ---- Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
3: Chris Wiggins --- The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:49 PM on Thu Aug 18 2011
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Gotta side with everyone else of this one: Jim Cummings for Kraven. For the same reason as everyone else, too: he's got the right amount of meance, savageness, and darkness in his voice for Kraven.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:55 PM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@Anicomicgeek

Diedrich Bader was good as Kraven, but I still think Jim Cummings is better, so I'll stick with him.
OminousFlare
said at 5:41 PM on Sat Mar 12 2011
Jim Cummings. Hands down. Eric doesn't sound quite savage enough. He sounds more suitable for a Daniel Steele novel... ironically. :P
ola (Guest)
said at 4:14 PM on Tue Feb 1 2011
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Jim Cummings's Kraven voice got that real strong mencing evil hunter voice
u1 (Guest)
said at 1:28 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
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Jim Cummings never stops amazing me! He was the perfect Kraven!
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 12:42 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
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Jim Cummings. His Kraven is the perfect mix of darkness and Russian accent. He is much more menacing then a lot of the other Kraven the Hunters, too.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:28 PM on Thu Sep 16 2010
I'm picking Neil Kaplan.
sage (Guest)
said at 2:55 PM on Thu Sep 16 2010
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Jim Cummings is the best Kraven in Spider-Man!!!!
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 6:55 PM on Sun Sep 12 2010
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now cummings is my choice!
NachoElephant
said at 11:17 AM on Fri Sep 3 2010
I'm going with Eric Vesbit
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 8:21 AM on Fri Sep 3 2010
lurie was deep and nailed the russian accent.


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