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

Created by Pokejedservo on Nov 13 2010
Spider-Man (1981) (1981)
SilvermanePaul Winchell
Paul Winchell
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Silvermane (Young)Townsend Coleman
Townsend Coleman
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
SilvermaneJeff Corey
Jeff Corey
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
SilvermaneMiguel Ferrer
Miguel Ferrer
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
Silvermane 2099Steve Blum
Steve Blum


Alright folks here is a VC to one of Spidey's oldest (literally) foes and a rival crimelord to the Kingpin namely Silvio Manfredi A.K.A SILVERMANE! Ol' Silvermane's VA debut was in the 1981 Spiderman series in which he was voiced by the late very great Paul Winchell. While this isn't the only time Paul has ever voiced an antagonist role but its not often he does it with a somewhat lower voice so this is a interesting change of pace for him. But still while Paul's Silvermane voice does sound similar to his Zummi Gummi voice but Paul's performance does make it work (so in other words he was able to sound suitably elderly but then again even back then he was getting old). Anyways Paul's performance gave a good sense of a prideful old man whom can go from a calm businessman to being quite willing to put certain younger folk in their place. This might not be one of the late Paul Winchell's finest performances but it is a very good one nevertheless.

A little over a decade later the also late Jeff Corey voiced Old Silvermane in the 1990's series, and alike his early 80's counterpart was able to sound suitably elderly enough. (After all alike Paul, Jeff was very much an old man back then in fact he was even older as he was pushing 80 back then.) But still Jeff does pretty well for the role as his overall performance does suit an old crimelord whom is still eager to do certain things such as deal with his rival crimelord Kingpin and to find a way to regain his youth but that's a different story. (Speaking of which I know it sounds strange but this VC also has a clip of Silvermane's young adult self voiced by Townsend Coleman. Like I said I know it sounds strange but since Vulture's VC had a clip of his younger self in this series I figured that Silvermane should follow suit and Townsend does do pretty well in that role.) While its a only an above average performance in general Jeff's work as Old Silvermane is another good example of the fine voice work in the 90's Spider Man series.

And once again about a decade or so later Miguel "Shan Yu" Ferrer voiced Silvermane in a couple of episodes of Spectacular Spider Man. Now I know that the voice acting in the show much like the series itself is quite renowned and normally I can understand why this performance feels a little iffy to me. One problem I have is Miguel's voice for the role in which while his predecessor's sound suitably elderly enough for old Silvermane I have to say that Miguel's voice for the role doesn't quite sound old enough. There is also on how despite on how Miguel's performance does try to suggest Crimelord, Miguel's voice for the role sounds a bit more like a thug than anything else. However to be fair I am not calling Miguel's performance a flat out bad one mind you as while his voice seemed a little questionable I didn't have a problem with his performance though as it did work with the scenes that Ol' Silvermane was in. Overall not one of the better performances in SSM and its not a really bad villainous performance from Miguel but I have heard him do better lets just say.

Last but not least is the 2010 Spiderman Shattered Dimensions game (though this Silvermane is a Nintendo DS exclusive) and in this game he was voiced by Steve Blum. While Steve doesn't quite sound elderly here like Paul and Jeff but he is a bit closer than Miguel was. But still I did like Steve's voice for the role as it sounds a bit lower and a bit menacing but it can still suit the old crimelord (whom is really ancient since he is using a cyborg body to be immortal). Unfortunately as you can tell Steve doesn't get to say all that much in this game but still its a pretty good example of Steve's VA work nevertheless. Overall while Townsend Coleman makes a good young Silvermane, as for the older Silvermane I am going with Paul Winchell and Jeff Corey the most with Steve Blum at second and Miguel Ferrer at an okay third.  



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said at 10:15 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
 4 Shout Outs!
VC thoughts update

I honestly like Jeff Corey the most in this role. He has a great aged voice and a fantastic delivery. His performance in the Tablet of Time saga was really amazing.

Townsend Coleman does fit a younger Silvermane perfectly.

Paul Winchell is surprisingly good. A standout from the 1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon, he pretty much feels like a prototype of Corey's take.

Steve Blum does have a sort of timeless sound to his voice that fits the 2099 version well.

Miguel Ferrer... I'm sorry, I love Miguel Ferrer as an actor, but I honestly feel he was miscast here. I feel he would have worked better as Man-Mountain Marko.
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said at 3:36 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Corey
2. Winchell
3. Blum
4. Ferrer
5. Townsend
said at 12:01 PM on Mon May 29 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Miguel Ferrer
2. Paul Winchell
said at 8:56 PM on Thu May 26 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Jeff Corey
2. Steve Blum
3. Miguel Ferrer
4. Paul Winchell
5. Townsend Coleman
said at 8:03 AM on Wed Jun 24 2015
1) Steve Blum
2) Paul Winchell
3) Jeff Corey
4) Townsend Coleman
5) Miguel Ferrer
said at 4:31 AM on Fri Feb 6 2015
1 Paul
2 Jeff
3 Miguel
4 Townsend
5 Steve
said at 2:58 PM on Tue Nov 4 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
Clancy Brown, if he aged his voice, adding in coughing, and wheezing, or something along those lines?
said at 11:10 AM on Sat Feb 15 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Irrelevant, but I love the opera music playing in the SSM clip. :-D
said at 2:24 PM on Sat Feb 15 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight You should have posted this a day before. :/
said at 7:43 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
I wonder if Paul Eiding would make a good Silvermane?
said at 11:14 AM on Tue Oct 8 2013
1. Paul Winchell - Sounded age appropriate and has the most distinctive voice among these guys.
2. Miguel Ferrer - Sounds perfect for a crime boss, but he doesn't really sound old at all.
3. Steve Blum - A bit part, but he worked.
4. Jeff Corey - The voice is fine and age appropriate, but the performance was ANNOYING.
5. Townsend Coleman - Bleah.
said at 7:40 AM on Fri Aug 16 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Prefer the late Jeff Corey. He sounds the most age-appropriate in the role.
said at 9:00 AM on Mon Jul 15 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Jeff is my fav as he voiced Silvermane the way he should be voiced.

Miguel was good giving it is Spiderman's early days as a super hero.

Paul was a bit rough on the voice I must admit while Steve wasn't even in character I don't think.

Townsend shouldn't be on this compare as he is young Silvermane while the rest are old.
said at 2:32 PM on Sun Nov 4 2012
I'm voting for Miguel Ferrer. Steve Blum is a close second for me.
said at 5:28 AM on Fri Mar 16 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Steve Blum!!!
said at 11:35 PM on Sat Feb 25 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I personally enjoy Jeff Corey because it's Tom Chaney as an old man. How cool does that have to be.
said at 11:19 AM on Wed Sep 7 2011
I'm gonna cop to being odd man out here again, but personally I prefer Steven Blum as Silvermane. His vocie for the character does sound like a decent mix of the character's age (or at least usual age) and still has a menace to it while still suggesting "crime lord" to it. While I normally like Miguel Ferrer's work and and his vocie does kind-of the younger-looking design for Spectacular's Silvermane, I got to agree with the Editor's Opinion that his performance sounds more "thug-like" than Silvermane should.

Jeff Corey and Paul Winchell don't have the right amount of menace for my taste.
said at 11:15 PM on Fri Jun 15 2012
@Anicomicgeek On second thought, I'm gonna change my vote to Miguel Ferrer. Listening to the clips again, I think I do prefer him more.
said at 1:30 PM on Sun Nov 14 2010
 8 Shout Outs!
It's interesting hearing Paul Winchell's voice in a Marvel production :)
EPA Deane
said at 3:31 AM on Tue Oct 31 2017
@CatsTuxedo I will say that they Wasted An Oppertunity to have him say "STOP THAT SPIDER!"
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