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


Created by Foxwolf on Wed Mar 18 2009, 601 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, Pokejedservo, NCZ, UltimateCharm, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
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Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerChristopher Daniel Barnes
Christopher Daniel Barnes
Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerRino Romano
Rino Romano
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerJosh Keaton
Josh Keaton
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerDan Gilvezan
Dan Gilvezan
Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerSean Marquette
Sean Marquette
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerQuinton Flynn
Quinton Flynn
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerMike Vaughn
Mike Vaughn
Spider-Man 2: The Video Game (2004)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerTobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
Spider-Man (1967) (1967)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerPaul Soles
Paul Soles
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerJames Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerBenjamin Diskin
Benjamin Diskin
Spider-Man (1981) (1981)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerTed Schwartz
Ted Schwartz
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (1998)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerPatrick Chilvers
Patrick Chilvers
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerAlistair Abell
Alistair Abell
Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. (2009)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerGeoff Boothby
Geoff Boothby
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerDrake Bell
Drake Bell
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerSam Riegel
Sam Riegel
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerChris Edgerly
Chris Edgerly
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions (2010)
Amazing Spider-ManNeil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerMikey Kelley
Mikey Kelley
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerYuri Lowenthal
Yuri Lowenthal
Marvel Super Heroes 4D
Spider-Man / Peter ParkerTom Kenny
Tom Kenny

EDITOR'S OPINION

Throughout Spidey's animated history, he has retained a consistent personality that mixes a serious maturity with a quick whitted one liner sense of humor. All of the voice actors who have had the opportunity to play Spider-Man have certainly had the ability to pull other both those traits.

I myself actually grew up on the Fox Spider-Man series and watched all seasons over and over again after recording the show on my VCR. So my personal fave is Christopher Daniel Barnes. He showed so much range in the character. While nailing all the jokes (admittedly many were corny, but that's the writing), he also gave Peter Parker so much depth when it came his loved ones like his Uncle Ben and especially when Mary Jane was supposedly lost forever after being sucked into another dimension by the Green Goblin. And even more so when she came back as "Hydro-Girl" and she literally vaporized in from of Peter. Barnes put it all into Spidey.

While I only caught a few eps of Unlimited and the 3D MTV series, I really never got into them. An alternate mutant dimension and a series to keep the live action movies alive weren't very original or inspiring.

Rino Romano did a decent job in Unlimited though his voice sounded the most kiddish and often too much enthusiasm was thrown in making it sound over-acted.

While I'm a huge Neil Patrick Harris fan, I think his performance in the MTV one was okay, if not a little subdued at times. I didn't feel that he put 100% into the character.

Now Josh Keaton, he's definitely stepped up to the plate in Spectacular. Like Barnes, his voice acting comes out naturally, not forced or over the top. He's my second favorite, getting really close to Barnes :)

Foxwolf

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HyperVoiceActing
said at 2:30 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I think Drake Bell actually has the potential to be an amazing Spider-Man (pardon the pun), and I think it shows in the episodes of Earth's Mightiest Heroes that he appears it. The problem is moreso the writing in Ultimate rather than Bell himself.

That being said, I still think Keaton's the best. But I do enjoy Bell, CDB, Rino Romano, and Quiton Flynn just as much
spidey1994
said at 9:14 AM on Wed Aug 20 2014
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Damn this is tough, so here we go.

Christopher Daniel Barnes - The Spider-Man voice I grew up with and loved.

Rino Romano - Rino does a great job, though I think he's voice would actually suit Spider-Man 2099 better.

Neil Patrick Harris - Neil is an awesome guy in general and is a great Spidey.

Josh Keaton - Josh is flawless as Spidey!

Dan Gilvezan - A great job by Dan!

Sean Marquette - Really good as a younger Spider-Man.

Quinton Flynn - Really great Spidey voice, enjoyable to listen to.

Mike Vaughn - The worst Spider-Man yet, the one thing I hated about Web of Shadows. He sounded so whiny and I mean REALLY whiny.

Tobey Maguire - I really liked Tobey in the movies and I think he did a pretty good in the games though some of he's delivery is a bit off.

Paul Soles - Paul did a decent job, was good for the time though.

James Arnold Taylor - James does a really good job as Spidey.

Benjamin Diskin - Not bad, though I think Ben was better as Venom, he's Spidey doesn't do it for me.

Ted Schwartz - Pretty meh if I'm honest.

Patrick Chilvers - Not bad but not great either.

Alistair Abell - Eh, decent at best.

Geoff Boothby - Not bad, pretty decent actually.

Drake Bell - I really like Drake's Spidey. When he's good, he's great but when he's bad, he's bad but I put the blame more on the writing rather than him.

Sam Riegel - Awesome job! Sam fits the part wonderfully.

Chris Edgerly - Not bad.

Mikey Kelley - Pretty bad.

Yuri Lowenthal - Decent at best.

Tom Kenny - Really good job by Tom.

It's a toss up between Josh Keaton and Chris Barnes, they both capture the essence of Spider-Man perfectly. I can't choose between them!

But I'd like to say that Andrew Garfield is brilliant as Spidey and I would like to see him give a go a voicing him for a game or something.
Savate
said at 1:29 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
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Rino Romano was always my favorite Spidey, to tell you the truth: I did like C. Barnes and J. Keaton, though-- both were great. Drake Bell is not too bad to me, although he is a little too goofy for my tastes.
atlien
said at 3:10 PM on Tue Jul 29 2014
NPH is great, I always love dude in anything he does.
atlien
said at 3:04 PM on Tue Jul 29 2014
Just noticed, where's MTV's Spider-Man? I know a lot of you may not like that version, but I'd at least like to hear it to compare to the rest.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:32 PM on Tue Jul 29 2014
@atlien MTV Spider-Man is Neil Patrick Harris.
TrueMyriad
said at 11:40 AM on Sun Jun 29 2014
In terms of cartoons, from 1994-onward, the cartoon actors were spectacular, mainly Josh Keaton, and in terms of games, 2010-onward, the voice acting was great too, with Ben Diskin, Quinton Flynn, and James Arnold Taylor being the only exceptions before 2010 in the games to be considered favorable to me. The commercial voices are good too.
TrueMyriad
said at 11:35 AM on Sun Jun 29 2014
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Does anybody else think that if Yuri Lowenthal used his Ben Tennyson voice, it would be a really awesome Spider-man voice?
atlien
said at 3:05 PM on Tue Jul 29 2014
@TrueMyriad Not his Ben voice exactly. But no doubt Yuri Lowenthal could make a good Spidey.
TrueMyriad
said at 3:23 PM on Tue Jul 29 2014
@atlien yeah Yuri would probably do his own take on the web-slinger and if the time comes, we'd see how well he would be as Spider-man.
facundo guerra 4
said at 7:53 PM on Sun Jun 22 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTGzRteJiPc&feature=youtube_gdata_player (usm show) 01:57 gotta agree with wolverine
PacoSlimee
said at 6:46 PM on Fri Jun 20 2014
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Eh, I'm not usually one to list but I'll give it a shot

1. Rino Romano- My ideal Spidey. His performance in the ps1 games is great. Nails Spidey's humor and mannerisms. Not too light or too deep (at least in the games, in the clip from the show he sounds a bit too light).
2.Josh Keaton- I held out on watching Spectacular for quite some time, but after watching it I found him to be great. And he varies the voice pretty effectively in his other appearances as the character.
3.Quinton Flynn- I find my self surprised at how well he portrayed the character. It's very natural and I found him pretty entertaining.
4.Christopher Daniel Barnes- I find that while I don't think his performance has held up very well. It definitely has it's moments and I still get that nostalgic feeling when I hear it.
5. Sam Riegel- For a game based on the film, I find myself enjoying Sam's performance more than Andrew Garfield. That being said it's a little older than I would like.
6. Neil Patrick Harris- Another natural choice for the role. And while I do like it, something about it rubs me the wrong way. I can't quite place it but I think it sounds a little… forced? Not sure if that's the right word, but it's the only word that comes to mind.
7.Ben Diskin- Not much to say here actually, I like it. Just not as much as the others.
8.Drake Bell- If given the right direction, I feel that he could actually be a really good spidey. But as is, he's only ok.
9. Sean Marquette- Really fitting for a younger Spidey (Which is what they were going for) but it is a little grating.
PacoSlimee
said at 10:18 PM on Fri Jun 20 2014
@PacoSlimee
10. Yuri Lowenthal- Some potential, but needs work. Doesn't really stand out.
NoxiousSludge
said at 11:49 PM on Mon Jun 9 2014
Personally, I feel the need to stick up for two Spider-Men who I feel get a lot more hate than they deserve.

Drake Bell I feel is way overhated. And before anyone asks, I actually don't like Ultimate Spider-Man all that much. It has some neat concepts and genuinely good moments here and there, but for the most part the writing and Spidey's "Friends" really rub me the wrong way. Still, I feel that with the material he got, Drake Bell did a pretty decent job, and I personally think that he deserves another shot in the role in a less... controversial form of Spider-Man media. He's not quite my favorite mind you, but I still feel that he is actually pretty decent in the role!

And Mike Vaughn is also one that I keep hearing people say is a horrible Spider-Man. Having played Web of Shadows I do agree that the game's opening does NOT make a good first impression as Spider-Man's voice sounds way too whiny and high pitched. However, for most of the game I fell he was actually surprisingly good in, and I feel that he'd be a bit high up on the list in my opinion. Sure, he's no Josh or Chris or Rino or even Tobey, but I feel that in-game he did a decent job between juggling corny quips (My favorite moments being him making fun of Wolverine for having a "MyFace" page and all his fat jokes he saves for the Kingpin) and being serious. A real underrated take on the character if I do say so myself.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:29 AM on Fri Jun 13 2014
@NoxiousSludge

Personally, I think a lot of the hate Drake Bell gets is due to the infamous redubbing incident on EMH.
RevolverRikochet
said at 4:22 PM on Tue Jun 17 2014
@Anicomicgeek Redubbing incident?
myopinion1
said at 4:31 PM on Tue Jun 17 2014
@RevolverRikochet Keaton was supposed to play him in in EMH, but Bell redubbed his lines at the last minute
RevolverRikochet
said at 8:22 PM on Tue Jun 17 2014
@myopinion1 hmm i see and here i thought Disney couldn't be bigger fools, guess i was wrong. First the fools cancel the best spider-man cartoon of all times (imo) then they create the abomination ultimate spider-man series, and to add insult to injury Keaton gets to voice spider-man in animation one last time and and Disney denies even this to its fans? Smh. What fools.
The Doctor
said at 11:45 AM on Thu Jun 19 2014
@RevolverRikochet The creation of USM and decision to redub Josh were not Disney's fault, but Joe Quesada's and Jeph Loeb's.
NoxiousSludge
said at 10:05 AM on Fri Jun 27 2014
@The Doctor So they actually went and dubbed over Keaton's lines? Now that's just a whole new level of low. Then again, Quesada and Loeb are infamous for doing terrible things regarding Spider-Man, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. But still, re-dubbing a fan favorite voice actor's lines without his knowledge is still a real jerk move.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:59 AM on Fri Jun 27 2014
@Anicomicgeek You know, I know nothing about this whole situation, but I've been wondering about this whole redubbing incident for the longest time. Are there any sources that actually confirm this happened, or is this just a rumour that got accepted as fact?
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:59 PM on Fri Jun 27 2014
@NCZ

Considering both Keaton himself, Quesada, and maybe a few others have commented on it, I'd say so. I'm looking for links now.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:37 PM on Fri Jun 27 2014
@NCZ

Here we go.

While he comment on Facebook that started it is gone, Keaton's response to the fan backlash is still on tunblr: http://joshkeaton.tumblr.com/post/24347366798/some-thoughts-on-that-whole-avengers-emh-dubbing-thing

IGN reported on it: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/08/avengers-earths-mightiest-heroes-swaps-spectacular-spider-man-for-ultimate-spidey

Quesada commented on it here: http://gizmodo.com/474078521
Ross123
said at 4:58 AM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@Anicomicgeek The way I see it, Quesada & Loeb just don't like Josh. Why else do you think they keep pulling d*** moves to make sure he doesn't voice Spiderman ever again.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:17 AM on Sat Jun 28 2014
@Ross123 Bit of an over reaction don't you think
Fulgore2005
said at 7:41 AM on Sat Jun 28 2014
And making claims that have no solid credence or validity.
Ross123
said at 3:47 AM on Mon Jun 30 2014
@Music Meister Yeah, just a bit.
atlien
said at 3:09 PM on Tue Jul 29 2014
@NoxiousSludge I like Drake Bell just not as Spidey. I actually don't mind the show, but his voice I just didn't feel was the right pick. Maybe it was the way the show displayed him, it was just way too over the top goofy and it got annoying at times to the point where I had to grit my teeth and scultch through. I guess if he got another chance to play a more adult/teen friendly version of the show I wouldn't. The problem may've been the style of comedy was TOO cartoony and seemed to be designed for freakin 8 year olds
WWEFAN12ization
said at 8:04 PM on Thu Jun 5 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
1) Rino Romano
2) Josh Keaton
3) Neil Patrick Harris
4) Quinton Flynn
5) Christopher Daniel Barnes
6) James Arnold Taylor
7) Yuri Lowenthal
8) Sam Riegal
9) Tom Kenny
10) Drake Bell
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:28 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
Hearing his Skywalker, Eric Bauza would make an awesome Web-Head
DravenRoth994
said at 10:23 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
You know what, after some considering, I'm changing my vote to Rino Romano. I always loved playing the PS1 game as a kid, and wish Rino would get another chance at the role. I still love Josh of course.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:26 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Gosh, I think it's about time I give a proper evaluation for this VC.

Looking back, I think my favourite is actually Rino Romano. In the video games, he has a very distinct voice and could pull off both the dramatic and funny moments too.

2nd place goes to Josh Keaton. He can easily pull off Spider-Man/Peter Parker well, and is one of the best actors from Spectacular.

3rd place is Christopher Daniel Barnes. I agree with Foxwolf that he really got to do a lot with the character, so I give him credit for that. I just think that if his acting is more polished, he could be as good as, if not better than, Josh Keaton.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:34 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
@Fulgore2005 Maybe I sound melodramatic, but the fact that Rino's Spidey has been getting a lot more love lately seriously warms my heart. :')
Fulgore2005
said at 8:38 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy There's nothing wrong with that. Besides, it can be safely said that the PS1 voice acting will have a special place on some hearts, particularly mine.
innocenternal
said at 3:03 PM on Wed Jun 4 2014
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I've never really liked Josh Keaton as Spider-Man, his voice is a bit too.. nasally for me.

My number 1 is definitely Rino Romano, and coming right up in 2nd is Christopher Daniel Barnes. Rino, I think, fits the archetype of Spidey clowning around, but still maintains that depressing Peter Parker lifestyle.

Christopher Daniel Barnes replicates both great, but I see him more as an older Spider-Man, really.
JaredTaylor94
said at 4:36 PM on Fri Jun 20 2014
@innocenternal This comment is quite ironic considering how nasally Ramano's voice is.

Josh's voice is FAR from nasally.
PacoSlimee
said at 10:01 PM on Thu May 29 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I decided to give the ASM games a shot, and Sam Riegel is actually a really good Spidey. Does he sound like Andrew Garfield? Not even a little. But on it's own, it's a very fitting and the performance itself is very good. Still not my favorite (still Romano) but he's definitely up there.
Ross123
said at 10:45 AM on Tue May 20 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
It seems Alistair Abell was the voice was the voice of Spiderman in Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects instead of Christopher Gordon.

I guess that makes Alistair my 4th favourite then.
The Doctor
said at 1:07 AM on Sat May 17 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Josh Keaton
What can I say that no one else hasn't? JOSH. IS. PERFECT!! When he is playing Peter Parker, he is shy and clumsy, but still very smart. When he is playing Spider-Man he is cocky, funny and fast-talking. He also nails the darker and more serious moments of the character. People who say that Keaton is only good at as young Spidey, who is just starting his career, should check out Spider-Man: Edge of Time where he is playing adult Spider-Man.

2. Neil Patrick Harris
Popular opinion is that he was bad in the MTV show, but improved when he reprised the role later. I actually liked him from day one. Much like Keaton, he nailed both Peter and Spidey personalities and he was downright scary when he played Spidey in his bloodthirsty hunt for Kraven (long story). If Josh had never played Spidey, Patrick would be number 1 in my book.

3. Quinton Flynn
He did great job with Spidey's smartass personality and I'm 100% sure that he would do good job as Peter Parker as well.

4. Sam Riegel
Sam was really a pleasant suprise. I'm sure that no one was expecting stand-in voice in movie licensed game be this good.

5. Yuri Lowenthal
Yuri was for a long time a fan-favorite choice for the next voice of Spider-Man and is easy to see why. My only gripe is that he doesn't have much to work with, so I really hope that he gets to reprise the role someday.

6. Rino Romano
Haven't watched the series or played the ps1 games, so I only have this clip to go by. He isn't too shabby, although I'm not a fan of slight accent you can hear in his voice.

7. Benjamin Diskin
Little bit too deep for my taste, but that could probably be fixed if he ever reprised the role, but truth to be told, he really isn't my first choice to do so.

8. James Arnold Taylor
I know that he is really popular and people really love him as Spider-Man, but I never warmed up to him. I can't really put my finger on what is wrong with him, but he simply isn't doing it for me.

9. Chris Edgerly/Tom Kenny
It's kinda hard to make anything out from their clips (and I know that finding flawless clips from attractions is impossible), but they are both rather generic. Not bad, just generic.

10. Tobey Maguire
He was perfect Peter Parker. As Spider-Man... he wasn't bad, but his voice was kinda whiny and seriously lacked any self-confidence.

11. Christopher Gordon
Gordon's voice was kinda... OK. Sure, his Spidey was too much of an jackass for my taste, but with better script and directing he could be better. Not one of the best, but pretty good.

12. Patrick Chilvers
There isn't much wrong with the voice, but since he mostly just does battle grunts and cries, he doens't leave strong impact.

13. Christopher Daniel Barnes
Get torches and pitchforks ready people! It's time for a controversial opinion. Are you ready? Here it comes: I don't like Barnes as Spider-Man... at all! He is too deep and overacts hell out of the role (SHOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRR!!). Was his performance affected by bad writing and voice-directing of the 90s show? Yes, but that really isn't excuse, when other people gave good performances in the show. Did he do better job as 2099 and Noir Spider-Men? Yes, but one is completely different character and other is so different from mainstream Spidey that he might as well be different character.

14. Mike Vaughn
Haven't played the game, so no idea if clip is bad, but he sounds too deep and kinda bored.

15. Drake Bell
Yes, I know that hating Bell blindly is popular. Yes, I know that he has given better performance when he has better material to work with (AEMH and Marvel Heroes). I still hate his voice and I hate even more how Marvel seems to think that shoving him down our throats is going to make us like him more. He sounds too whiny, too raspy, too young and I hatehatehateHATE how Spidey is written in USM.

16. Dan Gilvezan/Paul Soles/Ted Schwartz
I wouldn't go so far as to say that they are awful or anything, but they really don't fit Spider-Man. They sound too deep and old.

17. Mikey Kelley
Why does he keep doing that "surfer dude" voice for every comedic role he does? Michelangelo and [SHS-version of] Silver Surfer I understand, but Spider-Man? Sorry, but it just doesn't fit

18. Geoff Boothby
I get that motion comics have probably very small budget and they are not going to get anyone special for a small cameo, but was this really the best could come up with? Kinda old voice for Spidey and really wooden performance.

19. Sean Marquette
Is like someone took everything I hate (excluding the raspiness) about Bell and made it ten times worse. I get that Ultimate Spider-Man is younger version of the character, but Sean sounds like he should be in nursery school.
Netherman14
said at 1:25 AM on Mon May 19 2014
@The Doctor I would like it if Yuri came back to voice Spidey in a more serious role, do keep the quips though.
chaosincarnate
said at 9:04 PM on Wed Apr 2 2014
I actually might just change my vote to Quinton Flynn. Don't get me wrong, Josh Keaton is amazing and fits the Web Head like a glove, but something about Quinton's voice for the character ticks with me more. Given more material, I feel like he could pull off the witty charm better, and he seems to fit Spidey's age a tad bit more than Josh, at least for the mainstream version. I'm honestly shocked he hasn't been given the chance to reprise his role yet.
Archerboy58
said at 4:06 PM on Tue Mar 25 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
I like Josh Keaton, Rino Romano, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Dan Gilverzan, Sean Marequette, Toby Magurie, Paul Soles, James Arnold Taylor, Yuri Lurenthwal, and Ted Schwartz the most
HienFan
said at 1:27 AM on Tue Mar 25 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
To be honest Josh is not really a favourite of mine for Spiderman
For only the cartoons (I picked Quinton)
1 Rino Romano
2 Christopher Daniel Barnes
3 Drake Bell well in later episodes anyway he kinda reminds me of James Arnold Taylor
4 Josh Keaton
5 Dan Gilvezan
6 Paul Soles I thought Spiderman is a teenage not a 30 year old man

Not too huge on Peter Chilvers even though he's the first Spiderman I heard
webmastersage
said at 8:07 PM on Sun Mar 23 2014
Does anyone think Vincent Martella could voice Spider-Man??? After all he did a good job with Robin in Batman: Under the Red Hood...
Spider-Fox
said at 5:21 PM on Mon Mar 24 2014
@webmastersage Hey! I said that!
webmastersage
said at 10:16 PM on Tue Mar 25 2014
@Spider-Fox I have to agree with Vincent
PacoSlimee
said at 1:59 AM on Thu Mar 20 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I can't help it, when I think Spidey I think Rino Romano(At least from the ps1 Spider-man games). Josh Keaton is great, so is NPH, I think Bell is decent, Flynn is surprisingly really good. CDB is good as well. But at least to me, Romano IS Spider-Man.
Fairfieldfencer
said at 9:35 PM on Thu Mar 6 2014
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
If he still sounds young enough, I'd like to see Frankie Muniz give a shot at Spidey. Last time I heard him, he still sounded like a conving teenager and I think he has the comedic chops to pull off his wit and the acting ability for Spider-Man's angsting.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:13 PM on Thu Feb 20 2014
 8 Shout Outs! [?]
In streamlining the amount of clips per actors in VCs, I have this to say about this one: You guys made the right call in which clip of Neil Patrick Harris's Spidey to keep.=D
ZangetzuBLK
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Feb 4 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Now that I've played the Spider-man game with Rino Romano, I have to agree that he is a great voice for spider-man. He gives him a voice that has a new york feel to it. I wish we could see more of him as spider again. so I'm gonna say Josh Keaton as number 1 and Rino as number 2.

CDB is memorable but I always felt he sounded better playing a serious character than a wisecrack guy like Spider-man.
Lion's Edge
said at 1:00 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
 8 Shout Outs! [?]
Gotta change my old order... Neil Patrick Harris is now my second favourite Spider-Man voice, followed closely by Quinton Flynn and James Arnold Taylor, who tie in my opinion. Josh Keaton still remains my number one. I have no vendetta against Drake Bell... but I do feel his performance misses a few key edges that the others' do, which writing REALLY plays a factor into.

As for good actors to play Spidey in the future...

- Teenage!Spidey: Jason Spisak (After his Kid Flash performance, I couldn't help but instantly think "Why hasn't this guy had a shot at the Webhead before?" He's got the charm, he's got the energy, he can play both the serious and comical moments... he just really works well.)

- Adult!Spidey: Nolan North (While the actor himself is a wee bit overused, he does fit well. He has the charm and energy, as with Jason, and - as Nathan Drake proves - he is VERY, VERY good with the snarking. And, again, he can also play the serious moments. Definitely a Marvel character meant for Mr. North in the future.)

- Spidey as a whole: Will Friedle (I won't deny it... I do think Will is the perfect choice to one day voice Spidey. I'll even say I think he could rank right up there with Josh Keaton. His performances always have so much charm to them in their own different way, and he can bring both a youthful, spunky flare to the character (i.e. Bumblebee or Deadpool), a more mature and adult tone (i.e. Lion-O) and has had experience in playing the 'inexperienced youth growing into the superhero role' (Terry/Batman). Both a teenage and adult Spidey, I think Will can play well, and I eagerly await the day that Marvel casts him in one of their future productions.)
MaskedMarvel89
said at 3:45 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@Lion's Edge I agree 100%, especially with your statement about Will Friedle.
GothamRed
said at 4:52 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@Lion's Edge Even for an adult version, I feel Nolan's voice is too deep for spidey.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 6:49 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@GothamRed Yeah, but maybe for 2099 or Superior Spidey Nolan would work. Though, I'd rather hear someone who had previously played Spider-man do the Superior version. Still, I agree with Lion's Edge that Will Friedle would be one of the best Spideys (though maybe not quite as good as Josh Keaton).
GothamRed
said at 7:33 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Maybe 2099 would work, Superior would still fall into the same as regular since it's still Peter's body, just someone else's mind in it.
Lion's Edge
said at 8:11 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 I have been a supporter for the idea of Will Friedle as Spider-Man for a LONG, LONG time now... and am still surprised he hasn't gotten the role yet.
ZangetzuBLK
said at 6:52 PM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@Lion's Edge Since Terry Mcginnis is similar to Spidey in a lot of ways, I'm surprised he isn't spider-man either.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:59 PM on Mon Mar 31 2014
@Lion's Edge

Will Friedle as Spidey needs to appear as some point!
Netherman14
said at 11:16 AM on Wed May 7 2014
@Lion's Edge I'd go with Jason Spisak.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 10:28 AM on Fri Jan 24 2014
Drake Bell's the most controversial voice here, so I might as well share my thoughts on him. Even though he sounds way too obnoxious in Ultimate, he proved him self to be pretty good as Spidey in other things. Still, I think he's lacking the emotion I get when listening to others like Keaton. 6.5/10
MaskedMarvel89
said at 12:55 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
Emotion I get= Emotion I hear in their voices, not
;(.
Comicfan117
said at 4:27 PM on Fri Feb 28 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Me too
MaskedMarvel89
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Jan 24 2014
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Does anyone else think that Christopher Daniel Barnes would be perfect for Daredevil, just using his Spider-Man Noir voice?
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 4:29 PM on Fri Jan 24 2014
@MaskedMarvel89
He'd be good, not sure about perfect though.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 10:22 AM on Fri Jan 24 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
1. Josh Keaton- He does a perfect job on the character. Does great at being the relatable, funny Peter Parker who can never catch a break that we all know and love. 10/10

2. NPH- He was okay in the MTV show, but really proved himself later on in Dimensions. I haven't seen the actor in other things, so I don't have a problem with him sounding too familiar. 9.3/10

3. Quinton Flynn- he was great in Ultimate Alliance; hope he gets to reprize his role soon. 9/10

4. JAT- He's another natural in the role, glad MARVEL's still using him sometimes. 8.9/10

5. Dan Gilvezan- Classic. He sounded a bit too old, but definitly the best voice they could have found for Spidey in the 1980's. 8.5/10

5. (draw) Sam Riegel- He also did a great job. I think it's cool that, even though it was a movie game, he did his own thing rather than emulating Andrew Garfield. 8.5/10

6. Rino Ramano- He also did a good job on the character. 8.25/10

6.(another draw) CDB- He did a great job as an adult Peter. He sounded pretty hammy at times, but still did a good job. Personally, I liked him better as Spidey 2099 and Noir. 8.25/10

7. Yuri Lowenthall- He did a solid job. He's not exactly how I picture Spidey sounding like, but he was still good. 8/10
MaskedMarvel89
said at 4:27 PM on Fri Jan 24 2014
8. Tobey Maguire- 7.5/10
9. Ted Schwartz- 7/10
9. (Draw) Benjamin Diskin- 7/10
9. (still a draw) Tom Kenny- 7/10
10. Mikey Kelly- 6.8
10. (Draw) Paul Soles- 6.8
11. Sean Marquette- 6.7
12. Drake Bell- 6.6
13. Chris Edgerly- 6.3
14. Patrick Chilvers- 6.2
15. Christopher Gordon- 5.8
16. Geoff Boothby- 5.5
17. Mike Vaghn- 5.2
Finister2
said at 7:31 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
 1 Shout Out! [?]
I wonder if Vincent Martella would make a good Spider-Man?
Spider-Fox
said at 4:39 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014
@Finister2 Given how well he did as Jason Todd in Batman Under the Red Hood, I think he could pull Spidey off well enough.
Finister2
said at 7:31 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
I wonder if Charlie Schlatter would make a good Spider-Man?
allthingsuper
said at 7:53 PM on Mon Jan 20 2014
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I'll give my top 4 or 5 of these guys. Josh Keaton is the best here IMO. He captures all aspects of Spidey, and delivers jokey dialogue really well. He also has a lot of emotional range, and pulls of serious drama as well as comedy. When I read Spider-Man comics, I hear Josh when I read Spider-Man dialogue. CDB is second. He has good range and pulls of comedy and drama well, but he doesn't quite have the youthful energy Keaton has IMO. Tied for third place are Sam Riegel and Rino Romano. Sam sounds like a combo of Josh and CDB, while Rino has great comedic delivery. Drake Bell, JAT, NPH, and Quinton Flynn are also good, but don't reach the others for me IMO.
llawliet159
said at 8:53 AM on Thu Jan 9 2014
Still sticking with Josh Keaton as the first...CDB as second..and Rino Romano as third...Barney Stinson should just stick with being Nightwing from DC comics :)
webmastersage
said at 9:11 AM on Sun Dec 29 2013
I'm going with Yuri Lowenthal as Spider-Man, besides imagine him using Sasuke's voice for the Symbiote version of Spidey!!!
spencermalley935
said at 6:42 PM on Sun Dec 29 2013
@webmastersage I wouldn't mind seeing him tackle a more serious version of Spider-Man, though it probably won't happen because of marvels "Only Drake Bell can voice Spider-Man" dogma.
webmastersage
said at 7:33 PM on Sun Dec 29 2013
@spencermalley935 still you'll never know!!!
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:09 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
@webmastersage That would be cool.
austinslashlavaboy
said at 3:53 PM on Sat Dec 28 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Well, My two spider men are Toby Maguire and Josh Keaton. I'm voting for Toby since he's the spiderman I grew up with.
DravenRoth994
said at 3:47 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
My vote goes to Josh Keaton, but Rino Romano and CDB come pretty close. Rino in particular was my first Spider-Man, I LOVED the 2000 PS1 game growing up. I also find it amusing that the only character whose mouth ever opened was Venom. I also enjoyed Neil, James, Sam, and Tom. I honestly don't mind Drake but he just doesn't leave that much of an impression on me as the others do. Although, his acting in EMH(even if Josh was replaced in the process) was some of his best work as the character so far IMO.
Ross123
said at 10:43 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@DravenRoth994 "I also find it amusing that the only character whose mouth ever opened was Venom."

Dude, it was PS1 game. Characters mouths don't move. Even their fingers didn't move until some point in 2000 or 2001. As for Venom, well have you noticed his mouth never closes. I think he was one of the early characters to have his mouth move which was kinda weird when no1 else is doing it.
DravenRoth994
said at 11:24 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@Ross123 I know of the limitations, of course, I forgot to mention that Venoms mouth never closes in general. It was never a big deal to me.
Spider-Fox
said at 9:41 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@Ross123 I think it's been said that the reason Venom never seems to close his mouth is that "Venom with his mouth closed doesn't look very good". I think one of the Spider-Man writers or artists said that.
Ross123
said at 4:51 AM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@Spider-Fox I agree with whoever said it as it wouldn't look good in a PS1 game.
DravenRoth994
said at 12:12 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@Spider-Fox Yeah, I cannot picture him with his mouth closed. It would be as weird as him having no tounge, like with Venom II(Remember him?).
GothamRed
said at 5:46 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@DravenRoth994 Venom usually kept his mouth closed when he first appeared. The open mouth tongue thing came later.
DravenRoth994
said at 4:14 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
@GothamRed Oh really? I didn't know that.
DravenRoth994
said at 10:46 AM on Fri Jan 3 2014
@DravenRoth994 Anyway lets disregard that one portion(I'd remove it if I could) and reiteriate that I prefer Josh, but CDB and Rino come close.
DravenRoth994
said at 3:34 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
Maybe Orion Acaba or Christopher Corey Smith?
DravenRoth994
said at 3:33 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
 6 Shout Outs! [?]
Anyone think Chris Cox can work as Spider-Man?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:35 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
@DravenRoth994 I'm not sure if there's a Marvel character he couldn't do.
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 5:01 PM on Fri Dec 20 2013
@Nightmare Crusher

He truly is Marvel's Troy Baker.
DravenRoth994
said at 12:03 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@DravenRoth994 Nice, 5 shoutouts. Thanks guys.
Bluzziku
said at 2:32 PM on Tue Dec 17 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
Rino Romano gets my vote.

said at 11:37 AM on Tue Dec 17 2013
I'm gonna get a lot of hate but drake bell is my favourite! Josh Keaton is a close secound and yuri lowenthal does a good impression!!
WWEFAN12ization
said at 4:33 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
I originally voted Josh Keaton. But I probably might change my vote to Rino Romano, considering the fact he was the first Spider-Man voice I heard other then CDB. That and his performance in the PS1 games was amazing!(No Pun intended)
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:57 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
@WWEFAN12ization My bro.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 5:33 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
It's Official, Rino Romano is new Favorite. Josh Keaton is still great though.
DVJ
said at 1:32 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
Probably not the place to ask this question,but i dont know wehere else.

If you made a animated spiderman series,who would you cast as spiderman,his villains and suporting characters,imasking original choices not reprises from previosu instalments and keep in mind 1 voice actor can do multiple roles
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:42 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
@DVJ best to take this kind of question to the forums. this page is more to discuss the performances of the VA's above.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:22 PM on Sat Dec 14 2013
@DVJ This thread in the forum would be perfect for this. ;)

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2980
Dark Kuja
said at 11:46 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
 9 Shout Outs! [?]
Quick question for everyone: Is Drake Bell's performance really that bad, or is this another collective "My whiny narcissistic nostalgia complex makes me better than everyone else!" deals?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:52 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Dark Kuja I think it's a little to do with the later.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:55 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Dark Kuja The first one.
Dark Kuja
said at 12:02 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight

As someone with a functioning brain and the intellectualy honesty to realize the there's no such thing as "objectively good" entertainment...

Bull.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:45 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Dark Kuja Me: http://youtu.be/4cEBkEigNi4?t=3s
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 1:57 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Dark Kuja http://www.midwestsportsfans.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/orson-welles-applause-gif.gif
Nightmare Crusher
said at 1:58 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Dark Kuja It depends on the person. I don't really like Drake as Spider-Man, but he I don't hate him. The biggest reaction he gets out of me is meh. I do understand why some people like him and why some people find him obnoxious.
Dark Kuja
said at 3:05 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Nightmare Crusher

Yeah. I just kinda have a problem with the implies "my opinion is right and it makes me better than people who disagree with me" attitude I seem to find in a lot of comments I find online. It just seems completely immature to me.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:11 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Dark Kuja That's just how some people behave. They think that they can say whatever they want on the internet and shamelessly pick on or harass other who don't agree with them. To quote Dynasty Warriors, the internet can be a place where "idiots erupt in hysterics".
Spider-Fox
said at 9:48 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@Dark Kuja I don't claim to speak for anyone else but I just don't like Bell's Spider-Man. It's nothing personal against Bell, I just think that his voice is a bit obnoxious, out of place and too "played to the camera" (that last one I feel is even worse in more serious takes IMO). Also, I more and more I can sort of feel Bell in the recording booth. A lot of celebrity VAs have that problem IMO. I will say this though, of the Bad Spider-Man voices I consider Bell the least bad.

I'm just here to state my opinion, not change anyone else's.
Dark Kuja
said at 10:22 AM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@Spider-Fox I can sorta see that.

Personally, my favorite Spider-Man voice is Josh Keaton, followed by Chris Barnes.
franklin
said at 2:59 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@Dark Kuja Nostalgia? Because Spectacular Spider-man is such an old show? It's only been off the air for a few years (and is now on again in rerun)

The nostalgia argument only applies when the older thing doesn't hold up today and the newer one is being unfairly compared against it. You can still watch episodes of Spectacular on the CW on saturday morning. It's pretty easy to do a viewing comparison and make your own decision.

Keaton for me. By a looooooong shot. Closest second place is Barnes, and that IS my nostalgia talking.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:40 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@franklin But he didn't use Spectacular Spider-Man or any past animated/video game incarnations as a direct example. What he seems to be speaking of is people and their irritation over Drake's performance and USM cloud their minds so that they can ignore rationality. Instead of having the intellectual honesty to admit that something has any kind of merit, they would rather blindly hate on it out of pettiness. And sadly, that's what a lot of people do.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:47 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Small correction on second sentence: *people letting their irritation
Dark Kuja
said at 9:19 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy

Thank you. You put it better than I ever could.
Spider-Fox
said at 9:39 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
@Dark Kuja Same here. IMO Josh Keaton is to Spider-Man what Kevin Conroy is to Batman. He just understands the character, his delivery is excellent (par for the course for all his roles IMO), his mannerisms fit the wall-crawler perfectly, and he perfectly balances, jokey, nerdy, fun loving, sarcastic, dark, moody, motor mouthy, heroic and retains the everyman. At times you can almost feel the smile behind Spidey's face when Keaton is acting. No matter the age, I always buy his voice and everything just fits. Really I could gush about Josh Keaton's Spidey all day so you get the point.
Barnes is a close second, at times he does the sarcasm even better than Keaton, really the only problems I have with Barnes are how hammy the guy can get (CDB as the next voice for Captain Kirk!) and I can't buy his voice in high school (I know, I know. Some high schoolers do have deep voices "Reality is Unrealistic", this is just me). While I strongly disagree that Spidey should remain in high school, I think it is imperative he starts there. Beyond that Barnes is only slightly less great than Keaton.
Sorry for the ramble, but I really needed to gush about some good Spidey VAs.
franklin
said at 3:07 PM on Sun Dec 29 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I don't disagree with you i just have the opinion that calling something crap isn't necessarily nostalgia for something else talking. Sometimes it really is crap.

and you're right, no one brought up spectacular but me. I just assumed since it's the most recent show before ultimate and josh is in the lead as spidey
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:46 PM on Sun Dec 29 2013
@Spider-Fox I grew up on CBD and loved his take on Spidey. I think the hammy aspects can be partially attributed to the writing which often sounded like it was lifted straight out of a comic. But I agree that Keaton nails the role in all aspects of the character and I've conceded my vote from CBD to Keaton.

Also, CDB's Peter was in college in the 90's series.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:34 PM on Sun Dec 29 2013
@Spider-Fox I've preferred Spider-Man to have a deeper voice than a plain high-school student since I was a little kid. I suppose I like him to sound a little older than a archetypical teenager voice because all of the Spider-Man VA's I knew growing up: Christopher Barnes, Paul Soles (to limited extent), and Rino Romano all had deeper voices than Josh and a few of his other actors.

It makes sense to me because Peter is an intelligent and mature kid, and therefore I would imagine him to sound a little "beyond his years" so to speak in both voice and delivery. Rino Romano, Chris Barnes (if his direction and dialogue were better with a slightly higher voice), and Neil Patrick Harris (Shattered Dimensions) is generally the pitch I like Spider-Man to have. That kind of voice also makes his quips and jokes sound much funnier to me.
GothamRed
said at 8:40 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
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Whenever I think of CDB's performance the first think I think of is "GOBLIIIIIIIIIN!!!!!! I'LL FOLLOW YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EAAAAAAAAAAAAAARTTH!!!!" Which was especially funny because the animation on the scene didn't match his anger at all, he's just kind of causally moving about. Oh the nineties.
DravenRoth994
said at 1:43 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@GothamRed It was actually SHOCKEEEERRRR!!!!!!! But yeah, that scene cracks me up every time.
GothamRed
said at 1:49 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@DravenRoth994 no it was goblin, it was after he dropped mary jane off of the george washington bridge.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 1:54 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@GothamRed It's Shocker. This video proves it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQSD1E7YjHQ
Comicfan117
said at 2:07 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@DreamMaster08X /watch?v=2KkSC_Q3vZ0 Yeah I loved CDB, but this clip just goes with it.
GothamRed
said at 2:07 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@GothamRed He did it then, yes, But I'm thinking of the different moment where he didn't pretty much the same thing with green goblin.
DravenRoth994
said at 8:43 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@GothamRed I know which episode you're talking about but he didn't say that to Green Goblin, he said "YOU"LL PAY OSBORN, EVEN IF I HAVE TO CHASE FOREVER YOU"LL PAAAAAYYY!!!"
GothamRed
said at 8:54 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@DravenRoth994 Guess my mind mixed them up, though it has been a while.
spencermalley935
said at 8:30 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
I didn't mind him at first but i have really grown to dislike Drake Bell as Spidey, I find him really obnoxious and arrogant (not to mention completely devoid of range). Doesn't help that Marvel's forcing down our throats.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 3:50 PM on Wed Nov 27 2013
For me, growing up in my childhood as a HUUUUUUUGE fan of Spider-Man, I have to say that the one I think sounded like the best rendition is Josh Keaton. Mainly because I feel that he nailed every characteristic of the web-slinging hero down to the core. To me, everyone else either sounded too high (Marquette, Chilvers), too low (Gordon, Boothby), or just didn't leave much of an impact on me.

For some of my other picks:

C.D. Barnes: Meh, he never sounded like 'THE' Spider-Man to me, but I think he still did a good job.
Rino Romano: A bit grating for my tastes, but decent enough.
Tobey Maguire: Perhaps because he was one of the first Spider-Mans for me, but I do like his perfomance pretty well. My third-favorite pick.
James Arnold Taylor: This is one of the other performances that sounded right to me. My second-favorite pick.
Drake Bell: I actually like him in the role. Yes, haters... I said it. (http://media.tumblr.com/f4abb8223f6dc5d9a5ec9b841de96e09/tumblr_inline_mp0bjqQQ2t1qz4rgp.gif)
RevolverRikochet
said at 9:04 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
@DreamMaster08X i dont think ppl will hate your voice choice for drake bell they will just hate the terrible show that spider-man comes from
Comicfan117
said at 5:08 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@RevolverRikochet I have nothing against Drake Bell, Drake and Josh was one of my favorite shows
Comicfan117
said at 5:45 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Comicfan117 and his voice is better now
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:24 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
It's time for another overly large comic book related opinion from me. This time my victim is Spider-Man!

1. Christopher Daniel Barnes: He certainly had his moments of unabashed cheesiness.(SHOCKER!) Still, I thought that he did really well with what he had and his voice, for better or worse, is pretty unique amongst the crowd.
2. Rino Romano: Another really good voice. Particularly in the PS1 games. His delivery could be kind of formulaic, but he still provided the right amount of personality for the character.
3. Neil Patrick Harris: His voice was too deep for Spidey in the show. It's a good thing NPH got another shot at the character. He made a huge improvement in Shattered Dimensions. He's one of the best.
4. Josh Keaton: Yeah, he's pretty much perfect. He does teen and adult Spidey equally well and better than anyone else. He got to show some of the widest range of anyone hear along with consistently strong acting.
5. Dan Gilvezan: Dan always has a very charming voice and this is no exception. He doesn't fit the character very well, but I still enjoy him.
6. Sean Marquette: Eh, he's not bad, but he doesn't leave much of an impression or delivers particularly strong acting.
7. Quinton Flynn: A natural choice for the character and he really delivered on the humor. I really hope that one day Quinton will get to reprise Spidey and flex some dramatic muscle.
8. Mike Vaughn: His voice is okay, but his delivery could get way to whiny and some of his attempts to sound evil with the black suit were just laughable.
9. Tobey Maguire: yawn Tobey has always been a boring Spider-Man to me, live-action or voice. Andrew Garfield is much better.
10. Paul Soles: He was just kind of there. Nothing about his voice was memorable to me in a good or a bad way. He did do a decent job with some of the jokes at least.
11. James Arnold Taylor: Another great choice for the character. If I got to pick a voice for the next Spider-Man show I think I would choose JAT.
12. Benjamin Diskin: I don't what it is, but I always thought the voice acting in MUA2 was really off sounding. This holds true with Spidey too. I can't put my finger on it, but something about the voice doesn't gel with me.
13. Ted Schwartz: I'd say Ted is probably the weakest voice here. He sounds too sedate and bland most of the time, even more so than Paul.
14. Patrick Chilvers: Not much to go on, but he sounds like a discount Rino Romano.
15. Christopher Gordon: He's not very good, but I fail to see why some people think he's really bad. His voice doesn't fit very well, but nothing else is really wrong about his actual acting.
16. Geoff Boothby: He sounds like he's trying to imitate Josh, but sounds too old and a bit awkward. Meh.
17. Drake Bell: Ah yes, Drake Bell, the most controversial voice here. And I must say that he is, without a doubt in my mind, just okay. That's it. He fits the character and he has decent delivery, putting him above Sean and some of the other voices, however he hasn't really left a huge impression on me.
18. Sam Riegel: He put quite a bit of energy into the role and was very enjoyable. I can't really complain, I think he's one of the best voices here.
19. Chris Edgerly: Another voice that's just okay. He really doesn't leave much of an impression here.
20. Mikey Kelly: He works, but his voice can be a bit too raspy. There's not much else for me to say.
21. Yuri Lowenthal: He's an improvement over Mikey and I would like to hear him get more material.
22. Tom Kenny: It's not exactly the most unique voice Tom has done, but it really works for Spidey. Another great performance.
DVJ
said at 2:19 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
1.Josh Keaton is spiderman,no doubts abou it
2.James Arnold Taylor-quite a natural fit,im glad hes starting to voice him more
3.Yuri Lowenthal-hes no stranger to doing teen heroes,and he definantly pulls this off
4.Rino Romano-his voice in Ultimated aside,he really shines in the 2000 video game and enter electro,where he sound a lot like Josh Keaton
5.Quinto Flyn-a tad to deep,but other wise feels very natural in the role,i would like to hear more of him
6.Christopher Daniel Barnes-fitting for an adult spiderman,and he surtenly has good delivery of his lines

as for the others

Neil Patrick Hariss-another case where i only hear the celebrety and not the character
Sean Marquette-oh god,i know the ultimate version is slightly younger,but Sean makes him sound like hes 11 years old.
Ben Diskin-sounds like his Eddie Brock when his voice cracked,and it didnt work
Mike Vaughn-sounds more like a young Tony Stark
Sam Riegel/Christopher Gordon-both are incredibly annoying,they sound more like Flash Thompson
Drake Bell-not only does he have no clue how to voice act,but his voice is just painfully irittating Tom Kenny-what the hell were they thinking?
Chris Edgerly-to low and bad audio quality
Mikey Kelley-just reused his silver surfer voice
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:12 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
Since Drake wasn't in Lego Marvel and Ultimate Spiderman had it's season finale, I miss Drake Bell's Spiderman
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:57 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Music Meister

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlTOfl9F2w

Sorry, had to be done. :-P
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:20 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Let me guess, it's the worlds smallest violin.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:25 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Music Meister

Correct. :-P
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:11 AM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight You have become so predictable
Spider-Fox
said at 6:06 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Music Meister I know it's late but to break the chain of predictability, how's this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvyaAxi-orA
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:29 AM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Spider-Fox Not the first time I've seen it used as a reaction, but nice. *thumbs up* :)
Ross123
said at 1:32 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
@Music Meister What are you talking about? Drake will be back in Season 3 of Ultimate Spiderman. There's really no need to miss him.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:55 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Ross123 And probably everything else Marvel puts out that has Spidey in it. @_@
Ross123
said at 9:40 AM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I don't think so. They used James Arnold Taylor in recent games so there is a chance that Drake will be gone in the near future.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:41 AM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@Ross123 We can only hope.
Ross123
said at 9:52 AM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Honestly, it's not really Drake I don't like. It's more the material that he is given for me. The only thing I will say is that he's not as good as previous VA's for Spiderman.

I'll admit, I feel bad for you guys that don't like him because you're the ones that are suffering.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 8:52 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
For all those who seem to excessively bash Vrake Bell's performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bijbF3gkNk
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:19 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
@DreamMaster08X LOL. Perfect.
franklin
said at 1:15 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@DreamMaster08X Amazing! Sounds just like his Spider-Man!
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 1:31 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@franklin Please kindly refer to the corresponding video in response to your comment.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:04 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@DreamMaster08X Vrake Bell?
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 2:07 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I noticed it as soon as I posted it. But unfortunately I couldn't change it back.
Comicfan117
said at 3:29 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
@franklin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5kPUFxXYLs
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:58 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Comicfan117

I wouldn't trust the guy who has the future Dark Lord on the other side of his head. ;-)
llawliet159
said at 7:39 PM on Sat Nov 16 2013
I'm sticking with Barnes as the best adult Spider-Man, but Josh Keaton definitely nailed this role!
llawliet159
said at 8:07 PM on Wed Dec 18 2013
@llawliet159 To be specific, CDB is better off as Spider-Man 2099 while Josh Keaton is best as Spider-Man!
InsomniacVA
said at 2:20 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
I'll always consider Barnes to be the best Spidey. :) Josh Keaton may have the most votes, but I personally thought his voice was too whiny. Even though Peter is younger in Spectacular Spider-Man, I still think Pete/Spidey needs a stronger voice. Barnes really brought out everything I love about Spider-Man--a strong but witty hero, and a troubled, and fumbling yet persistent young man struggling with all the woes of life and super villains atop it, and fighting himself at times in a kind of tug-of-war over whether he should keep being Spider-Man. Christopher audibly brought all that out in a very believable way.
spencermalley935
said at 10:09 AM on Sun Nov 17 2013
@InsomniacVA Completely disagree about Josh being whiny, He's not a tenth as whiny as Drake Bell
Lpfan120
said at 7:50 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
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I have a feeling that the next actor to play Spider-man will be Roger Craig Smith
Ross123
said at 10:52 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Lpfan120 are you just saying that because he started voicing Batman?
MilanTheVillain01
said at 9:21 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@Ross123 With his Sonic voice, I think he'd be a perfect fit!
Ross123
said at 4:59 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 yeah, that voice should be put to Spiderman as it doesn't suit Sonic in my mind. Thanks for that anyway, I thinking that it was something to do with him voicing Batman as it seems he's voicing a lot of superheroes nowadays.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 1:52 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
Here are my top 5 Spider-Man voices:
1. Josh Keaton
2. Quinton Flynn
3. Rino Romano
4. James Arnold Taylor
5. Neil Patrick Harris (Shattered Dimensions)
spencermalley935
said at 6:45 PM on Wed Nov 13 2013
@BatDevilSpawn Good list, especially like how there's no Drake Bell in it
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:25 AM on Sun Nov 10 2013
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ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE: BTVA will not tolerate overly-negative statements on *any* voice compares. We get it. There are some voice actors that you may feel aren't a good fit for the role. And that's fine. But voice that opinion in a polite and respectable manner. Piping in just to say "I hate so-and-so as such-and-such whoever cast them should die!!!1!" without backing up that opinion is a sure-fire way to get a ticket on the first flight to Ban-ville.
metalsonic655
said at 11:32 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
So, guys, who would you cast as the Superior Spider-Man? He can be from this list or elsewhere. Personally, I can't help but hear Peter MacNicol's Doc Ock. Which is strange, because I normally never liked that voice for Ock, but yet, it sounds so fitting for when he's in Spidey's body.
chaosincarnate
said at 4:57 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@metalsonic655 I think Neil Patrick Harris would do a perfect job as the Superior version, and he's already voiced Spider-Man to prove it.
Comicfan117
said at 5:03 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@metalsonic655 Well it is Doc Ock in Peter's body. They switched brains not vocal cords
GothamRed
said at 7:48 PM on Fri Nov 8 2013
@metalsonic655 I always here Josh Keaton's voices with MacNicol's Doc Ock line deliveries.
Comicfan117
said at 2:21 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@GothamRed Maybe dialouge should be Spidey's voice, and thoughts Doc Ock
GothamRed
said at 2:50 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@Comicfan117 Interestingly enough, that's exactly how i read it
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:53 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@metalsonic655

If I gave a damn about Superior, I'd hear Josh Keaton with Peter MacNicol's line delivery, like GothamRed said.
pete
said at 12:36 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@metalsonic655 Agreed on the Peter MacNiol thing. I don't hear him as Classic Ock but Modern Ock would work. I wouldn't mind Tom Kenny since he voiced both.
LordofEvil96
said at 1:52 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
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I know this would be an obvious typecast but does anyone think Jason Marsden should take a shot at voicing Spidey?
Ross123
said at 2:14 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@LordofEvil96 Totally as a lot of this is just typecasting anyway.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 2:25 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@LordofEvil96 Either Sam Vincent or Billy West might work too.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 10:25 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 I like this idea. I like this a lot.
Xymor
said at 3:41 AM on Thu Oct 24 2013
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.Josh Keaton just owns the role and will always be spiderman to me,James Arnold Taylor and Yuri Lowenthal are also quite good in the role but sadly don’t have as much material to work with.Anyway those 3 are my top picks for a teen aged spiderman

Christopher Daniel Barnes and Quinto Flyn meanwhile are quite fitting for an adult spiderman.

The other VAa just don’t hold up

Rino Romano to nasally and his delivery of the lines has to much of a wannabe tough guy sound

Neil Patrick Harris tries to sound macho but fails,and another case where I can only hear the celebrity voicing him and not the actual character

Sean Marqueete oh my god whats up with him,he sounds like hes 12 years old!

Mike Vaughn to slick ,he would make a better tony stark

Benjamin Diskin to high,to cracking and to whiny,he should stick to voicing eddie brock

Christopher Gordon/Sam Regal both sound to cocky and have to much of jock like tone,they both would be better off voicing flash tomphson

Chris Edgerly sound very forced and the voice is mismatched

Mikey Kelley sounds to much like a surfer dude,and almost identical to his silver surfer voice

Geof Boothby theres just nothing to his performance

Tom Kenny just wasn’t ment for the role

Drake Bell is ****ing horrible,to high pitched,whuny,shriekie and grating,why the ****ing hell does Disney tries to shove him down our throats as spiderman more and more.**** you Disney!!!!
Lion's Edge
said at 2:03 AM on Sat Oct 26 2013
@Xymor I am VERY VERY mixed in my opinions of Ultimate Spider-Man, but must you exploit every open opportunity you can to just bash the hell out of it? ...And why post the same thing TWICE? Was it a glitch, or were you just that desperate to say your opinion AGAIN, even though the only difference was that you added a few spaces?

And, on Drake Bell, he isn't... that bad, actually, in my opinion. Yes, his material sucks and I can tell this was one of his first recurring voice gigs, but the voice itself does work when you remember that this is a teenage Spider-Man, in the case of USM, still trying to learn responsibility. Especially in Season Two, where there was a LITTLE more emotion on his side, and in Marvel Heroes, where the writing is NOT so mediocre and he gets a few chuckles from me even.

You don't like Drake or Ultimate Spider-Man. Yes, we get it. There are HUNDREDS of people on the internet in agreement with you. But wasting all your energy going on and on about why one show is so horrible certainly isn't the way. If you don't like it, don't watch it, leave it alone and just IGNORE it. We have the internet for a reason, you can just rewatch the shows you LIKE there.
Ross123
said at 8:36 AM on Sat Oct 26 2013
@Lion's Edge I think the only reason why Xymor wrote it again was to split it onto paragraphs so it was easier to read.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:07 AM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@Ross123 That's what I was thinking at first too, but they've done this sort of thing more than once with almost no difference in how they wrote it.
Ross123
said at 10:16 AM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy then I guess Xymor just really wants every1 to see his views big time.
Lion's Edge
said at 10:35 AM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@Ross123 I also see him rant on and on about how Ultimate Spider-Man is so awful, cussing included, on a NUMBER of Spider-Man related threads...
Ross123
said at 10:37 AM on Sun Oct 27 2013
@Lion's Edge I said to him before that it can't be that bad when they're making a 3rd season of the show.
Xymor
said at 3:47 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
Its only posted twice because of a glitch,thats true,and yes i dont watch the show i gave up on it a long time a go,i was willing to give the 2nd seson a chance but it alo disapointed me.
I know there people who like this show,and i respect that.My rants about the show and drake bell are just my opinion and me writing all my thoughts about it
Lion's Edge
said at 3:56 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Xymor Well, now this, I can understand... But, next time, think you could tone down a bit on the swearing?

It sort of makes your argument look less compelling and more like a rage rant. Which is NOT the best thing to do, trust me.
pete
said at 12:40 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy If you look at the time he posted it he did these both at the same time.
Ross123
said at 9:59 AM on Wed Nov 20 2013
@pete Xymor did say it was glitched after we started to get on at him.
Xymor
said at 3:40 AM on Thu Oct 24 2013
.Josh Keaton just owns the role and will always be spiderman to me,James Arnold Taylor and Yuri Lowenthal are also quite good in the role but sadly don’t have as much material to work with.Anyway those 3 are my top picks for a teen aged spiderman
Christopher Daniel Barnes and Quinto Flyn meanwhile are quite fitting for an adult spiderman.
The other VAa just don’t hold up
Rino Romano to nasally and his delivery of the lines has to much of a wannabe tough guy sound
Neil Patrick Harris tries to sound macho but fails,and another case where I can only hear the celebrity voicing him and not the actual character
Sean Marqueete oh my god whats up with him,he sounds like hes 12 years old!
Mike Vaughn to slick ,he would make a better tony stark
Benjamin Diskin to high,to cracking and to whiny,he should stick to voicing eddie brock
Christopher Gordon/Sam Regal both sound to cocky and have to much of jock like tone,they both would be better off voicing flash tomphson
Chris Edgerly sound very forced and the voice is mismatched
Mikey Kelley sounds to much like a surfer dude,and almost identical to his silver surfer voice
Geof Boothby theres just nothing to his performance
Tom Kenny just wasn’t ment for the role
Drake Bell is ****ing horrible,to high pitched,whuny,shriekie and grating,why the ****ing hell does Disney tries to shove him down our throats as spiderman more and more.**** you Disney!!!!
WoodstockProd
said at 4:00 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
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what a delightful surprise, Tom Kenny turns out to be a pretty good spidey
chaosincarnate
said at 9:14 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
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Christopher Daniel Barnes- I like his voice for the character, it's a shame that he had to work with awful voice direction, a lot of his lines sounded really hammy. I prefer him as Spider-Man Noir, in all honesty.
Rino Romano- I like his take on the character, but most of he doesn't really have a lot of range for Spider-Man, he talks in the same tone a lot.
Neil Patrick Harris- I like that he disguises his voice as Spider-Man, but his Spider-Man voice is a little too deep and serious. Like CDB, I thought he improved in Shattered Dimensions.
Josh Keaton- He's absolutely perfect. He fits Spider-Man's age, he delivers on the wise-cracking, and he also gets serious when he needs to. Josh is the definitive Spider-Man, it's a shame Marvel doesn't realize that.
Dan Gilvezan- One of the better pre 90's voices, but like a lot before that, it feels a little too deep and generic. Again, prefer his take on 2099.
Sean Marquette- I don't get the hate for this version, he balances humor and anger well. He sounds like a 15 year old, which is how old Spider-Man is in the game. He should voice him again in some capacity.
Quinton Flynn- I like him a lot as Spider-Man and hope he voices him again sometime in the future. My only problem is that he speaks in a comical tone most of the time. Am I the only person that thinks he would fit a Bendis Avengers motion comic well?
Mike Vaugan- Sorry, I can't stand it. He sounds way too nasal and whiny.
Tobey Maguire- He was better in the movies, his voice in the games is way too reserved and monotone. I think he did a little better in the Spider-Man 3 game, at least.
Paul Soles- It's nothing special, he sounds far too old and deep.
James Arnold Taylor- Another good VA, he fits Spider-Man like a glove, and yet another actor I would like to see voice Spider-Man again.
Benjamin Diskin- I don't really like him as Spider-Man, it's a little nasal and feels a bit forced.
Ted Schwartz- It's alright, need to hear more.
Patrick Chilvers- I like it, he reminds me of Rino Romano.
Christopher Gordon- Pretty good, he sounds similar to Tobey Maguire.
Geoff. B- It's decent, but the delivery feels a little off.
Drake Bell- I hate the material he's given, but the voice he uses is pretty good. I thought he did a good job in EMH even though I was pissed Marvel replaced Keaton with him.
Sam Riegel- Not bad, but he sounds kind of whiny, I think he could do better.
Chris Edgerly- Very forced, not fond of it.
Mikey Kelley- Don't like his voice for the character, he sounds like a surfer dude.
Yuri Lowenthal- Inspired casting choice, it's too bad he's restricted to SHS online.
Tom Kenny- I'm pleasantly surprised, he reminds me of Quinton Flynn, but I'll never unhear Spongebob coming out of his mouth.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:17 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@chaosincarnate Have you played/seen the PS1 Spider-Man game? I'm just curious, because a lot of people tend to judge Rino's ability to play Spider-Man just on his Unlimited performance.
chaosincarnate
said at 12:24 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I played it once around a year ago, and I remember watching the cutscenes on Youtube. I don't really have much memories of his performance though, he's a good Spider-Man like I said, and he can definitely act out his lines well, I just thought he could have had a little more emotional range. I definitely think he had better voice direction than CDB though, I think he could do even better if they gave him another chance to voice Spider-Man.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:20 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
@chaosincarnate I respect that. :)
Ross123
said at 1:21 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
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Sean Marquette for Sonic anyone?
OldSchoolFTW
said at 3:09 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
Out of all the Spiderman voice actors we've had over the years, my Top 3 performances for Spiderman are:

1. Josh Keaton- Didn't think much of his Spidey at first, but he proved himself the best with such powerful emotion and expression during his tenure as the Web Slinger. Josh really shined brilliantly in this role.
2. Chris Daniel Barnes- Classic, and he was very good at the angsty and gentle sides of Spidey's personality in particular. Sure some of his work was hammy, but it was charming in a way as well!
3. Rino Romano- Excellent. He knew how to tap into Spidey's comedic senses very well, but also knew how to capture his heroic, brooding, and serious moments as well.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:15 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. Josh Keaton - In "Spectacular", video games, and even voiceovers for fans, this guy has proven to be THE best at voicing Spidey.
2. Christopher Daniel Barnes - A very close second after Keaton, though his series' crappy voice direction did nothing to show that. His comedic timing is excellent and he nails the angsty side of the character.
3. Rino Romano - His voice is a perfect fit for Spidey, and he does great at being nerdy, funny, brooding and heroic.
4. Neil Patrick Harris - Another pitch perfect fit. He also gets everything down right.
5. Tobey Maguire - I love his voice as both Peter and Spidey, and though some people don't like him from the movies, I think his game voiceovers proves he CAN be funny.
6. Ted Schwartz - The best sounding, best performed of the old Spidey voices. Just classic.
7. Dan Gilvezan - Does a very funny, light-hearted take on the webhead.
8. Mikey Kelley and Yuri Lowenthal - Both sound almost identical, and both are really good.
9. Tom Kenny - Not someone I'd ever think of to make a good Spidey, but he really surprises me here.
10. James Arnold Taylor - It's his Tidus voice, but for a mostly comedic Spidey, that works.
11. Paul Soles - The first ever Spidey voice. Did a good job distinguishing his Peter mode from his Spidey one.
12. Mike Vaughn - Has a very fitting voice for the character. Wish I could hear more from him.
13. Quinton Flynn - Sounds too deadpan in the clip, but has potential.
14. Sam Reigal - Sound too deep and forced at first, but better in the second half of his clip.
15. Drake Bell - Too high and generic most of the time, not to mention grating.
16. Chris Edgerly - Unfitting voice and awkward delivery.
17. Ben Diskin - No, that's not Peter Parker. That's Eddie Brock!
18. Patrick Chilvers - Higher than Drake Bell, and would not work beyond this fighting game.
19. Geoff Boothby - Makes Spidey sound like a dumbass!
20. Christopher Gordon - Makes Spidey sound like a jackass!
21. Sean Marquette - DEAR GOD, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING WITH THIS CASTING? IT'S ALL WRONG!
chaosincarnate
said at 5:33 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus To be fair, Geoff was voicing a dumbass Skrull impersonating Spider-Man. :D
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 6:30 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
@chaosincarnate That would explain it. Still, not a voice or performance I'd ever want to hear from the actual Spidey.
Lpfan120
said at 1:04 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I guess you and I are the only ones who like Tobey Maguire, in fact, that's who I voted for
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:17 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Lpfan120 He's pretty underrated these days.
Ross123
said at 1:36 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Lpfan120 not true. I think Toby's take was pretty good yet a friend of mine keeps saying he's a bad actor.
Archerboy58
said at 3:26 PM on Sun Mar 30 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus I think he's better than Andrew Garfield for sure. when it comes to live action Spider Man no one can ever beat him
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:01 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
@Archerboy58 I wish Andrew Garfield could have done Spidey's voice in his movie's game, though. Maybe for the sequel...
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:21 AM on Sun Apr 27 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus I think Sam has been confirmed, don't quote me.
I do agree though, Andrew has a surprisingly great voice for Spidey on top of being a good on screen actor for the Web head
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:22 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
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Alright, here's my rundown on this compare (it's going to be long, but I wanted to give a fairly thorough judgement). We all know he was a nerd who got picked on and he was socially awkward, we also know that after he became Spider-Man he became more brave, determined, and he used one-liners and sarcastic remarks while engaged with his foes. so which actors capture the "essence" of Spider-Man/Peter Parker the best to me?

Let me say first that I imagine him having a balance of lovable dork, brave hero, sarcastic jokester, and a sense of vulnerability at times while also having a voice that doesn't sound overly young like a lot of cartoon teenagers and who doesn't sound too old either.

My top three would go like this:

1: Rino Romano
2: Neil Patrick Harris (for his Shattered Dimensions performance)
3: Tom Kenny

Why? They each sound distinct, a little nerdy, and funny. I unfortunately haven't seen enough of them to comment on their performances in their entirety outside of Rino, but they have the kind of voice I would imagine Spider-Man (and Peter too, of course) to have. Sam Riegel's acting also reflects how I would imagine him to speak, but his voice doesn't quite work for me.

After this, there are several I would categorize as the "bland, derivative teenager voices". These include: James Arnold Taylor, Yuri Lowenthal, Drake Bell, Benjamin Diskin, Sean Marquette, and to a lesser extent, Josh Keaton.

I know these guys probably have their fans (especially Keaton), but for me, their voices for Spider-Man all sound like generic cartoon teenagers with Spider-Man slapped over them.

The reason I have a higher opinion of Keaton even if I think he still sounds generic is that his acting as the character is still genuinely good. He's proven that he can be very funny, particularly with his meme videos on YouTube, and he is good with dramatic moments, but his voice has never quite said "Spider-Man" to me. I think he sounds too young, he lacks the dorky quality I imagine Spider-Man to have (and this is from my experience with pretty much all of his work on the character). His acting is good, but it's missing some elements to it and his voice itself doesn't fit, IMO. The rest of the "typical teen" voices just annoy me and they sound way too plain to be Spider-Man.

Let me wrap this up with my thoughts on Christopher Daniel Barnes. As a lot of people have said, his acting was all over the place at times, and that's more-than-likely due to the voice direction. Aside from that, his voice just doesn't fit what I think Peter Parker would sound like to begin with. I don't think he was awful, but he was very inconsistent and I don't think his voice fit the character.
Netherman14
said at 9:07 AM on Fri Oct 4 2013
I don't like Tobey's text, sounds too pompous.
Xymor
said at 10:35 AM on Fri Sep 13 2013
Mr.Unknown is definantly Mikey Kelley,and he and Yuri Lowenthal do a decent job for a SHSS version of spiderman
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:47 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
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Tom Kenny worked a LOT better than I would have expected!
Onisatsu18
said at 12:44 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
I think the Unknown Voice Actor is Mikey Kelley or Bryce Paprenbrook.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 12:26 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
Slim tie between CDB and Josh for me.

Though I also like Quinton Flynn as well
KyleM14
said at 1:27 PM on Mon Sep 9 2013
Since their is a Spider man 2099 voice compare, why not Spider man Noir? Yuri did spider man noir and CDB did Spider man noir so why not?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:46 PM on Mon Sep 9 2013
@KyleM14 From my understanding, Noir Spider-Man is still Peter Parker (i.e. the same character). 2099 is Miguel O'Hara.
KyleM14
said at 3:32 PM on Mon Sep 9 2013
@NCZ Actually it will be different since noir is from the 1930's and not from the present timeline that Peter Parker is.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 6:06 PM on Mon Sep 9 2013
@KyleM14 we don't separate real identities, otherwise if you're talking about different origins/timelines, them many could argue that most major superhero VC's should be split up, and that just becomes messy.
KyleM14
said at 6:36 PM on Mon Sep 9 2013
@Foxwolf. I was saying that it would be different cuz of their timelines but it would be cool if their would be a VC of Spider man Noir. Like I would love to voice a marvel character so I'm not demanding their should be on but it would be cool if their was.
Bombermanp
said at 10:42 AM on Tue Sep 10 2013
@Foxwolf idk man. if that was the case then all the "young" versions of all the characters in DBZ and other animes should be in the same VC considering characters like Trunks share the same idenity as future trunks. honestly Noir spiderman is kinda his own character considering the massive differences between him and the others.. the only thing he has in common with the normal spiderman is his name, alias and a few powers
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:43 AM on Tue Sep 10 2013
@Bombermanp i totally understand there are many differences that are obvious to comics fans, but as I said, it has the potential to open up a can of worms.

As for young versions, even though we do have VCs where young and older voices are clumped together, when there's a sufficient number of VA's in both young and old, we split up the VCs, like your DBZ example. It seems fairer to compare young voices separately to older voices. In the Spidey Noir case, both versions of Peter Parker are adult.
Look, it's not a perfect system on how VCs are created but keeping it simple is the goal. At the end of the day, it's which voice do you like the best.
pete
said at 12:31 PM on Wed Sep 18 2013
@KyleM14 Pretty sure the only Noir voice is Shattered Dimensions thus far. Though by this logic should Noir be added to the site?
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:39 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
@pete
He appears as skin in SHS Online.
pete
said at 1:17 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@pete I mean to this compare?
Comicfan117
said at 7:14 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@KyleM14 wait when did Yuri voice Spider-Man Noir
Smarttamarr94
said at 11:21 AM on Sun Sep 8 2013
The Unknown voice actor sounds like Thom Adcox-Hernandez who was the Tinkerer in Spectacular
coolgeek176
said at 6:50 AM on Sun Sep 8 2013
Neil did much better in Shattered Dimensions. Yuri Lowenthal is alright and Tom Kenny did good too. Josh Keaton is still my favorite though.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:34 AM on Sun Sep 8 2013
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Hooray for adding a clip of Neil Patrick Harris's performance from Shattered Dimensons.*dances like an idiot*

The unknown, YUri Lowenthal, and Tom Kenny were all right, though in the case of the Marvel Super Heroes 4D, I do wish that Josh Keaton reprised the role, but then again, Quesada and Loeb are likely the reason... and well, they're idiots.
VctrBnsn
said at 12:09 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
@Anicomicgeek I don't think they are the reason on the sole fact that Emh cast members reprised there roles in that show, including Eric Loomis.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:13 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
@VctrBnsn

Yeah, but they did pull that recasting stunt after Keaton had recorded lines for Spidey on EMH.
VctrBnsn
said at 6:57 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
@Anicomicgeek Oh well. Look on the bright side. They could of gotten Drake Bell.
Anicomicgeek
said at 8:12 PM on Sun Sep 8 2013
@VctrBnsn

True enough.XD
VctrBnsn
said at 5:55 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
Neil, as stated already, greatly improved, and is up there with the best Spider-Man voices. Mikey was pretty good, Yuri as great as I imagined (called it), and Tom surprising me as well.

BTW, why does SHSO have two voices for the character?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:19 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
@VctrBnsn I had a couple theories on that.
I think they had unknown do Spiderman when they first casted but later either didn't like him and got Yuri to redo the role or they had more DLC for the game and that needed more lines for Spidey but unknown was busy.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:32 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
I've said before that Neil improved in SD sounding goofy and dorky but still having that charm.

Unknown (who does sound like Mikey Kelly) does alright. A voice like that would work with Michelangelo but his surfer twinge doesn't really fit Spidey well.

Yuri was a good improvement, he's dorky and gives a good one liner here and there but keeps a charm to him. He could do so well in a more serious media.

I didn't think Tom would be good, thought he'd be too cartoony. However he was good, doing the comical lines very well but fits in more serious moments.
skeletonking1234
said at 2:49 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
MSHSO I'm pretty darn sure is Mikey Kelley. I recognize his Michelangelo sounding voice anywhere
PacoSlimee
said at 3:27 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
@skeletonking1234 It also kinda sounds like Thom Adcox Hernandez. But it's most likely Mikey Kelley.
spencermalley935
said at 2:46 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
i always thought yuri lowenthal would be great as apider-man. I'd love to see him tackel the character again ina more serious setting.
Blues
said at 12:02 AM on Sun Sep 8 2013
@spencermalley935 Me too
spencermalley935
said at 2:44 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
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Neil Patrick Harris sounds much better in the new clip.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:51 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
MSHSO guy sounds like Mikey Kelley.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:10 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
@NCZ It could be likely since it's believed he reprised Silver Surfer
rosebr10
said at 7:04 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
@Music Meister
Never saw the show; did a quick check; it's the same exact guy.

As I mentioned in my previous comment, MSHSO Spidey has some moments where he sounds like Riegel, and MSHSO Surfer did, too.
rosebr10
said at 1:12 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
Unknown sounds a lot like Sam Riegel at "Say cheese" and "I am back in black."
Xymor
said at 8:31 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
Josh Keaton is Spiderman,nothing else to say.

Christopher Daniel Barnes is very good,most of hes lines sound beliveble,atoulgh he can sometimes get a little hammy.Still my secon favorite

Sam Riegel is flat out horrible,he sounds like he should be Flash Tomphson.He deserves all the bashing he gets for voicing spidey

Drake Bell - The are no words to describe how horrible he is,he and the ultimate spiderman tv series just keep on destoying our beloved superhero.

Rino Romano way to nasally,Neil Patrick Hariss tries to sound more "macho" and fails,Sean Marquette oh god he souns like hes 12 years old,
Quinto Flyn decent but a bit to low, Mike Vaughn sounds more like Tony Stark,Jame A.Taylor is decent,Benjamin Diskin sounds way to cracking, Geoff Boothby and Cristopher Gordon just sound generic and boring
sosoubi
said at 12:51 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
Barnes is the best, then Keaton second for me
Smarttamarr94
said at 4:07 PM on Sat Aug 24 2013
Nostalgia...Nostalgia everywhere
Shiny Raticate
said at 11:28 PM on Sat Aug 17 2013
I went through all the Spidermans: the ones I did know, and the ones I didn't.
I believe that they all did a great job at capturing the essence of Spidey: A witty, webslinging, fast-talking, and overall friendly neighborhood Spiderman.
jojopal123
said at 9:51 PM on Wed Jul 24 2013
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I like the actors with New York accents
BatDevilSpawn
said at 11:41 AM on Tue Jul 16 2013
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Christopher Daniel Barnes: I grew up with his Spider-Man, but I don't think it has aged well. He sounds too old, and a little generic at times. Not to mention he can really go over the top at moments. I know a lot of people like this performance, but I personally find it overrated. 6.5/10

Rino Romano: I think he does a really good job, as he sounds young but not too young. Though at times, he can sound a little forced, I still think he does a great job. 8.5/10

Neil Patrick Harris: I love Harris, but I wasn't much of a fan of his Spidey. He's ok, but I feel he doesn't have enough energy for the role. 6/10

Josh Keaton: Keaton IS Spider-Man to me. He nails all the sides of Spidey, from the jokey and sarcastic Spider-Man, to the nervous and shy Peter Parker, the emotional troubles and the occassional angry side. I don't see anyone doing a better job than Keaton. 10/10

Dan Gilvezan: He has the same problem I have with Barnes. He sounds too old and a little generic. Though I do find he does a worse job than Barnes. 4.5/10

Sean Marquette: He sounds way too young, and sounds really whiny and wimpy, even as Spider-Man. 5/10

Quinton Flynn: Flynn is close to perfect as Spider-Man, but I don't know how he would do as Peter Parker. I would actually rank him second. after Josh Keaton. 9.5/10

Mike Vaughn: He sounds too low, serious and nasally. 5.5/10

Tobey Maguire: I wasn't a fan of Maguire's Spider-Man in the movies, and the same goes for here. He doesn't sound convinvingly nerdy as Peter, or as jokey as Spider-Man. 5/10

Paul Soles: He sounds waaaay to old and serious, and when he does joke, he comes off as forced. 3/10

James Arnold Taylor: Taylor is a natural in the role, and does a great job at the sarcastic nature of Spider-Man. Though he does sound a tad wimpy as Spider-Man, he still does a great job. 9/10

Benjamin Diskin: Diskin does not have that much lines of dialogue, though he still does a pretty good job. 7.5/10

Ted Schwartz: Out of the VA's pre-1994 series, I think Schwartz is the best, but he is not great by any means and sounds a little old and forced. 5.5/10

Patrick Chilvers: He is terrible as Spidey, but he does not have anything to work with. 1.5/10

Christopher Gordon: He sounds ok, though I do feel that he comes off as a jerk, rather than jokey and sarcastic, especially when he swears. 6/10

Geoff Boothby: I don't like Boothby as Spidey, as he sounds really forced. 3.5/10

Drake Bell: Bell was surprisingly good as Spidey, though I do feel that his performance does not have that much depth, but I do enjoy his performance. 7/10

Sam Riegel: Riegel does a great job at voicing Spidey, and gives a lot of energy to the role. 9/10

Chris Edgerly: Ok, though he does not have much to work with. 6/10

Overall, Josh Keaton is clearly my favourite, with Quinton Flynn at 2nd, and James Arnold Taylor and Sam Riegel tied at 3rd
Ross123
said at 6:25 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
Barnes is my fav with Keaton 2nd, Romano 3rd, Gordan 4th and Taylor & Bell joint 5th.

Ted makes spidey sound posh while Paul and Dan make him sound older than he should.

Sean sounds too much like sonic really.

Quinton is funny but this wasn't his best clip.

Sam is a brilliant double for Andrew Garfield so I hope there will be more games based on that film series.

Benjamin is better at venom than spidey but it was still pretty good.

Toby was good in the films so i'm glad he came back for the games as most great actors don't.

Mike, Chris , Patrick and Geoff are not spidey at all.

Since Taylor is in my top 5 I can't wait to hear him again in lego marvel heroes.
Ross123
said at 12:57 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
Mikey & Tom don't sound like the webhead though really like Yuri as he's pretty cool.
HienFan
said at 1:34 AM on Tue Mar 25 2014
@Ross123 I used to think Patrick was good until I saw this site(first time in a few years since I last heard him) since I thought Drake sounded like rubbish back then

Though ever since the Phineas and Ferb crossover I think he improved a lot

I have to admit I prefer Quinton but Barnes and Rino are really good as well
Ross123
said at 12:35 PM on Tue Mar 25 2014
@HienFan That's cool, I wouldn't mind seeing Quinton as Spiderman again. I know that's not what you told me but he was pretty funny so it'd be nice to see him take another shot since he only voiced him once.
Ross123
said at 6:15 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
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Ross123
said at 3:30 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
Any1 who comes across this comment with the letter "s" please delete it. Thank You.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:05 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
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Can't believe I've made it this long without commenting on this voice compare, ha ha.

This is one of the FEW voice compares where I feel that every VA does a pretty good job as the character. Usually in a VC this large there's always at least one VA who, unfortunately, just doesn't fit the bill at all. I don't feel that way here. All VAs gave lots of effort and great performances that fit their particular version of the character. My overall top picks are:

1.) Rino Romano
2.) Drake Bell (Yes, that's right. Drake's my number two pick :p )
3.) Christopher Daniel Barnes
4.) Josh Keaton
5.) Neil Patrick Harris
VctrBnsn
said at 6:38 PM on Sun Jul 7 2013
@TylerMirage SOMEBODY CALL THE VILLAGE PEOPLE !!! LIGHT THE TORCHES!!! SHARPEN THE PITCHFORKS!!!! SOMEBODY LIKES DRAKE BELL'S SPIDER-MAN!!!!!! ;-)
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:52 PM on Sun Jul 7 2013
@TylerMirage You have a very original listing here. :) Rino Romano! Yeah!!
spencermalley935
said at 1:02 AM on Mon Jul 1 2013
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Josh Keaton, No Contest. He puts depth and maturity into his performance (the two things i feel are usually missing with Drake Bell)
Spideyfan-0913
said at 2:00 PM on Mon Jun 17 2013
I'm new here, but I was wondering if you can add two more compares?

Samuel Vincent (small cameo in Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes) and Tom Kenny (Marvel Super Heroes 4D attraction)

Thank you
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Jun 22 2013
@Spideyfan-0913 You should check out the requests section on the forum. That's where you're supposed to ask for compares.
Spideyfan-0913
said at 11:11 AM on Wed Oct 23 2013
Sorry, I since now know that. Back when I posted this I was new here, remember? I clearly stated this in my comment. It was months ago! Thanks anyway
allthingsuper
said at 3:41 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
Josh is my favorite. That said, Sam Riegel, CDB, and, Toby Maguire, and RR, and Drake Bell
allthingsuper
said at 3:42 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
@allthingsuper are also very good, but Keaton still beats em out
metalsonic655
said at 9:46 PM on Tue May 28 2013
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Here's my picks for the best Spidey voice actors in no specific order.
Rino Romano played an excellent job in the PS1 Spider-Man games, and did a decent job as him in S-MU
Josh Keaton is the most popular for good reason, he did an spectacular job as Spider-Man and a pretty good job as Peter Parker.
Christopher D. Barnes did an amazing job as Spider-Man and is still one of my all time favorites, but he could be a bit hammy at times, and the lines seemed off, but he was one of the best parts in the show.
James A. Taylor is a bit of an obvious choice for playing Spider-Man, and he did a good job, but Spider-Man Friend or Foe was based on the movies (err...kinda.) So while he did a wonderful, he sounds nothing like Tobey Maguire, but even then, he does a solid job as Spidey.
Benjamin Diskin did a good job in MUA2 and if you ask me, he's more suited for the role of Spider-Man then Venom anyway.
Sknarf
said at 11:22 AM on Mon May 20 2013
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1: Rino Romano (Forget Spider-Man Unlimited, Romano shined in the Playstation Spider-Man games. He not only improved his Spider-Man, he made him memorable! He successfully combined the sarcasm and the seriousness that makes Spidey great).

2: Josh Keaton (Josh is very close to Rino. He got the awkward teenage Peter and the upbeat, joking superhero Spider-Man down pat. He made Spectacular Spider-Man, an already great show, into a fantastic show).

3: Quinton Flynn (Yes, Quinton's up there in my list. I was really suprised at how likable he was! His best line had to be, "That dude, scares me.". Marvel: Ulitmate Alliance had some great voices, and Flynn was one of them).

4: Christpoher Daniel Barnes (While admittedly not my favorite, Barnes did very good with the material he was given. His Peter Parker was especially good, showing a lot of humanity and flaws, even managing to make some very corny jokes funny! Gotta give him points there).
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 12:13 AM on Sun May 5 2013
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I'm probably going to get a bunch of hate for this but I honestly don't like Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spidey. His acting sounded off to me and at times, a bit too old but that may have to do with not so great voice direction and writing.

But onto the actual compare, my favourite is Josh Keaton, Followed by Neil Patrick Harris, Sam Riegel and Rino Romano
VC_Fan
said at 10:50 AM on Sun May 5 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster FINALLY! Someone who can see past his nostalgia goggles.
VctrBnsn
said at 3:13 PM on Thu May 30 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster I think you'd get more hate if you said you disliked Josh Keaton.
TheGreenSpeedster
said at 2:57 AM on Fri May 31 2013
@VctrBnsn Josh Keaton sucks, Mike Vaughn is the best Spider-Man EVER!!


Now THAT would get me hate.
VctrBnsn
said at 9:31 AM on Fri May 31 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster Mike is NOT the best Spider-Man!! Christopher Gordon is ;-P.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:52 PM on Fri May 31 2013
@TheGreenSpeedster

Drake Bell is the best Spider-Man ever, the Ultimate Spider-Man is the best portrayal of the character EVER! Jeph Loeb and Joe Quesada are ####ing geniuses and anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong!!!!!11!!

There we go. :-P
sck_phantom
said at 11:46 AM on Tue Apr 30 2013
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I loved Spectacular Spider-Man, and Josh Keaton really does pull off the perfect combination of goofy and serious. He gets my vote.
OswaldFan825
said at 1:03 PM on Sun Mar 24 2013
I think Drake does best as Spider-Man.
TFfanatic88
said at 5:10 PM on Wed Mar 13 2013
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Josh Keaton and Rino Romano are the best Spider-Man VAs IMO.
Silence
said at 10:50 AM on Sat Mar 9 2013
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Christopher Daniel Barnes: The 1st voice I heard for Spider-Man, and for good reason. Christopher's performance was definitely one of the strongest points of the 90's cartoon.

Rino Romano: A good performance, but sounded a bit too young IMO. But it should be noted that he improved after Unlimited.

Neil Patrick Harris: Sounded a bit too old, but it should be noted that like Rino, he improved after The New Aminated Series.

Josh Keaton: Had both the wisecracking and dramatic side of Spider-Man down perfectly. He gets my vote.

Dan Gilvezan: Probably the best "classic" voice for Spider-Man

Sean Marquette: Like NCZ has said, Sean sounded way too young.

Quinton Flynn: Wow, I'm impressed!

Mike Vaughn: Sounds like he has a cold, and that's not a good thing.

Tobey Maguire: Kind of bland.

Paul Soles: Good for the 60's, but for now? Nowadays that could sound like anyone.

James Arnold Taylor: Like Quinton, I'm very impressed!

Benjamin Diskin: Meh.

Ted Schwartz: He always sounds sad when he delivers his lines, not very good at all.

Patrick Chilvers: If he put in more energy, he could have done better.

Christopher Gordon: Like VctrBnsn said, he makes Spidey sound like a real jerk, and that's not at all good.

Geoff Boothby: Sounds like he's shouting every line he has. A bit too over-the-top.

Drake Bell: While I may not like Ultimate Spider-Man, I do commend Drake for giving a committed and energetic performance.

Sam Riegel: Yet again, I'm impressed!

Chris Edgerly: Even with the limited lines the ride had, I still like how he voiced Spidey.
pete
said at 3:48 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@Silence Listening to Geoff's scene I think that might be just for that part of it.
Silence
said at 3:50 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@pete Ah. thanks for clarifying.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:42 AM on Wed Mar 20 2013
@Silence The thing about Spider-Man is that even though he can be brash and annoying, theres something about him that makes him so darn likeable. Gordon comes off more as a Flash Thompson than a Spider-Man.
Silence
said at 4:40 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
@VctrBnsn Agreed, there's a certain charm to Spider-Man that he always has. But that remark about Flash Thompson was really clever, I have to admit.
VctrBnsn
said at 5:24 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
@Silence For that, you get a shout out ; )
sck_phantom
said at 11:49 AM on Tue Apr 30 2013
@Silence I knew there was something I liked about Drake Bell's voice, I just couldn't put my finger on it. Thanks for clarifying!
Silence
said at 1:32 PM on Sat Sep 7 2013
@Silence
Neil Patrick Harris (Shattered Dimensions): It's a major improvement over his last version.

Unknown Voice Actor: Ehhhh, I don't know what to say about this one.

Yuri Lowenthal: The voice itself is a very good fit, but it could have used a bit more energy in my opinion.

Tom Kenny: Tom actually did really well as Spidey actually. No problems here.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:24 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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My favorite Spider Man is actually... Rino Romano. Has no one heard his performance in the PS1 games? He was ten times better than in Spider Man Unlimited! He got the humor and the emotion just right. Watch the scene on YouTube where he is shouting at Venom in the sewer for endangering Mary Jane, he was fantastic. I will say that I think Josh Keaton makes a wonderful teen Peter Parker/Spider Man, but for an adult version I highly prefer Rino Romano and I wish they would have used him longer than they did.
pete
said at 3:49 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I wish he was in Shattered Dimensions.
pete
said at 3:50 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Oh and the ride too. I liked his lines with Mysterio disguised as him a lot.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:09 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@pete Rino Romano had the absolute most potential for the character, IMO. His dramatic moments and his quips all sounded much more distinct to me than what I heard from Josh Keaton in SSM or anyone I've heard play the character so far. After Rino played Batman it was clear that he had great range as well as talent.

I don't know what's happened to him in recent years, but I really want that guy back. I wish he could have played Spider-Man for an extended period of time with a show that explored more of the character's personality than Unlimited or the games... but I have no idea if he retired or what. If it's because no-ones hiring him then I think I have some @$$es to kick.
pete
said at 4:10 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy He's currently narrating Curious George for PBS. I guess he could do work when production shuts sown between seasons but he probably likes to do one role at a time.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:01 PM on Thu Mar 28 2013
@pete I knew about that and how he does promos for NBC, but narrating Curious George and doing promos for NBC doesn't seem time-consuming enough that he couldn't be doing more voice-acting roles. Well, whatever the reason he's not doing more, I just wish he was still doing more acting. X(
pete
said at 12:13 AM on Fri Mar 29 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Since he was born in Canada a lot his family probably still lives there so when he's not doing voice work in California he's probably with them as the only Canadian show he did so if he worked for Ocean we probably would.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:08 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
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Josh Keaton, CB Barnes, Quinton Flynn, and Sam Riegel are my favorites. Christopher Gordon is probably the worst here, only because he comes off as a real jerk. Drake Bells not horrible, he`s just given some stupid lines and delivery. I think Yuri Lowenthal and Roger Craig Smith can do Spider-Man justice.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 4:57 AM on Thu Feb 28 2013
@VctrBnsn Yuri Lowenthal or Roger Craig Smith as Spidey? Yeah, it could work! I'd suggest maybe Greg Ayres, Nolan North or Travis Willingham myself.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:24 AM on Fri Mar 1 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 The other day I was also thinking Mitchelle Whitfield, the guy who did Donatello on TMNT could be Spider-Man. Yuri would probably be similar but slightly different than his Ben 10 voice, and Roger I see doing a slightly different Sonic voice.
Spider-Fox
said at 5:28 PM on Mon Mar 4 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 IDK about Roger Craig Smith or Travis Willingham but Nolan might make a good adult Spidey. As for Greg Ayres, I always heard him as the child/preteen Peter before it mentally transitioned to Josh Keaton at 14.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:18 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
@Spider-Fox Some people talk like Travis can voice anyone. I've seen He-Man, Cyclops, Aquaman, Shazam, Captain America, even Batman. And I'll admit I through out he could do a good Raphael.
Travis might be too deep for Spider-Man, but I still think Roger can do a good job. Listen to him as Human Torch and that's the voice I imagine him using.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:04 AM on Thu Apr 25 2013
@VctrBnsn If Travis used either his Human Torch or Knuckles voice, he'd fit.

Same goes for Roger with his Human Torch or Sonic voice.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:31 AM on Thu Apr 25 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 IDK, Travis' HT voice never felt, natural to me. Maybe his Knuckles voice, but IDK. I may just be ignorant to the full extent of his range.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 7:07 PM on Thu Apr 25 2013
@VctrBnsn Well, Travis Willingham is my favourite voice actor ever, of all time. So, I just try to imagine him in as many different roles as I possibly can.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:56 PM on Thu Apr 25 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 I totally understand. Phil LaMarr is my favorite voice actor, and if I could, I would cast him as everyone. Totally know how you feel, bro.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:24 AM on Fri Apr 26 2013
@VctrBnsn Great! Glad to know I'm not the only one who has that particuLar mentality.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:26 AM on Tue Jan 29 2013
Here are my thoughts on each of them. Generally speaking, the Spider-Man voices at the beginning and ends of the compare are the better ones. Many of the voices in the middle are average to mediocre with some pleasant exceptions.

CDB: Good voice. The way he says some of his lines sounds a little exaggerated, but he IS a superhero; what do you expect?

Rino Romano: Kind of young-sounding, but I like it; he's got the attitude down. Also, you gotta love that cheesy '90s techno in the background. Sounds like something out of a Mega Drive game.

NPH: As legen-wait for it-dary as NPH is, his Spider-Man is a bit older-sounding than I'd like.

Josh Keaton: He's got the youthful voice, the energy, and, the acting chops for both comedy and drama. Despite that, I feel like he's missing that extra edge to make him the absolute be-all end-all best. He's up there, though.

Dan Gilvezan: Works great for an older-style Spider-Man. Sounds like the kind of voice that you'd imagine in your head for the comics of that era. No real problems here; Dan's voice just oozes charm and likability.

Sean Marquette: WAY too young-sounding. I think it's fair to say he was miscast.

Quinton Flynn: This is the exact kind of voice I've always imagined Spider-Man having. Quinton is a complete natural in the role, what more can be said? I'd love to hear him be Spider-Man in a series. Honestly, he's my favourite here.

Mike Vaughn: Voice is nasal, the delivery's flat. Sorry, but I rank him pretty low as far as Spidey voices go.

Tobey Maguire: His Spider-Man works all right in live-action, but as far as voices go, he's not the best. He really sounds like he's phoning it in here. Andrew Garfield FTW!

Paul Soles: He's got the sarcasm, at least. Still, the voice feels like a stock "60's superhero" voice. Nothing too special, but it's listenable.

James Arnold Taylor: Another natural in the role. I'd love to hear him do more than a one-off game, because him as Spider-Man is a great casting choice.

Ben Diskin: Good voice actor, but I don't think he's right for Spider-Man.

Ted Schwartz: Sorry dude, but if your take on Spider-Man was lying around in a military base, Solid Snake would use it as a disguise. Geez.

Patrick Chilvers: Kinda bland. Considering that he voiced Spider-Man in fighting games, it's a shame he's not as energetic as he could be.

Christopher Gordon: Too old-sounding.

Geoff Boothby: Too old-sounding, and the acting's too over-the-top.

Drake Bell: I actually quite like him. He's got the humour, the youth, the charisma. He's quite believable in the role. He and Josh Keaton should do a Nickelodeon sitcom together.

Sam Riegel: One of the most energetic out of all these voices. Like with many of his roles, Sam manages to strike the balance of both youth and maturity, which is hard to accomplish but it sounds really good. One of my favourites.

Chris Edgerly: He definitely sounds like a wisecracker. Not bad at all.

Overall, my favourites are Quinton Flynn, Sam Riegel, and JAT, with Josh Keaton and Drake Bell not far behind. Geoff Boothby, Christopher Gordon, Ted Schwartz, Sean Marquette, and Mike Vaughn are the weakest links.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:49 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@NCZ Well, to be fair on NPH, his voice acting in Shattered Dimensions is a lot better than it was in the New Animated Series.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:04 AM on Wed Feb 13 2013
@MilanTheVillain01 Speaking of which, I'm suprised NPH's Shattered Dimensions take isn't here. Oh well....
pete
said at 10:19 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
Drake has really improved and has really nailed the whole power and responsibility thing. My current ranking is

1. Christopher Daniel Barnes

2. Rino Romano

3. Josh Keaton

4. Drake Bell

5. Neil Patrick Harris(Shattered Dimensions)

6. Quinton Flynn

7. Ben Dishkin

8. Chris Gordon

9. James Arnold Taylor

10. Sean Marquette

11. Sam Riegel

12. Tobey Macgire

13. Dan Giezelvan

14. Ted Schwartz

15. Neil Patrick Harris(MTV Voice)

I'll say Paul Soles was good for his time especially considering how voice acting was back then but every voice after him is nothing special really.





The rest I'm not sure where to place but they're all below the top 10.
pete
said at 4:05 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@pete Chris Edgerly was pretty decent on second though. I'll put him before Ben Dishkin and Chris Gordon.
arkansoul
said at 6:02 PM on Mon Jan 14 2013
Kids, kids, kids... Paul Soles is THE voice of Spider-Man, just as he is THE voice of Vulture.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:13 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@arkansoul Go home, dude. You're drunk. :-P
pete
said at 10:08 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I think he's a 60's kid judging by his comments on all the Spidey VC's. Either that or a troll looking for attention.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:17 PM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@pete Seems legit.
DaltonioSpidey94
said at 3:42 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
Definitely Sam Riegel for me, followed closely by Christopher Daniel Barnes. I like Josh Keaton, but I have no idea why he's voted number one.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:07 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
@DaltonioSpidey94 It's because Spectacular Spider-Man is the most popular show out of all of these and thus has the most fans to vote for the SSM voice as the only one they care about.

I'd like to find someone who likes the Spectacular Spider-Man show the best but prefers (and votes for) someone other than Keaton.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:19 AM on Sun Jan 6 2013
@CatsTuxedo

Well, a hallmark of a good cartoon does include good voice acting.
Spider-Fox
said at 11:23 AM on Tue Jan 8 2013
@CatsTuxedo To be honest, while I love Spectacular Spider-Man, my favorite Spidey was always a tie between Christopher Daniel Barnes and Rino Romano, until I bought Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions. That's where I really began to love Josh Keaton.
Anicomicgeek
said at 4:18 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@Spider-Fox

For me, it was Edge of Time was converted me to the Josh Keaton camp.
pete
said at 9:13 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@CatsTuxedo I like Spectacular better than TAS and the other shows but still like Barnes over Keaton.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:05 AM on Sun Jan 13 2013
@Spider-Fox He won me over at the very start. :-P
Fulgore2005
said at 9:06 AM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@Spider-Fox I loved Keaton the most in MvC3.

"You've got a black belt in stupid if you think you can beat me."
Spider-Fox
said at 12:56 PM on Tue Aug 6 2013
@Fulgore2005 "I must admit, beating the living snot out of you, was a great honor." (SNAP)
Fulgore2005
said at 3:40 PM on Tue Aug 6 2013
@Spider-Fox Hahahahaha.
huyh
said at 9:42 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
i love quinton flynn so it pains me to say it but he is a very different spider-man

Josh Keaton or the one from MvC3 gets my vote
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:51 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@huyh The one from MVC3 is Josh Keaton.
huyh
said at 10:39 PM on Tue Oct 30 2012
@NCZ so Josh Keaton or Josh Keaton gets my vote...i'm smart
Spider-Fox
said at 11:46 PM on Wed Oct 3 2012
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Just saw Drake Bell's Spider-Man performance in Avengers EMH. It pains me to say this (on MULTIPLE LEVELS) but I think he did better in Ultimate Spiderman (I did the incorrect spelling on purpose).
Matt
said at 4:06 PM on Thu Oct 18 2012
@Spider-Fox Ypu are free to have your own opinion, but I would like to know why you like him more in USM.
Spider-Fox
said at 12:37 AM on Sun Oct 21 2012
@Matt To be honest, I just think that Bell makes Spidey sound like a 7 year old. While I don't like the show, I will give that it fits the mood better than a more serious series like Avengers EMH.
In Ultimate Spider-Man its passible (sp?), in Avengers EMH, its destracting, grating and irritating.
(And no personal malace against Bell, I just hate his Spidey, as a return mark I don't think Mike Vaughn from Web of Shadows did that bad so go ahead and flame me if you want.)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:33 AM on Thu Nov 15 2012
@Spider-Fox The fact that he's trying to imitate someone else's performance instead of doing his own thing doesn't help.
pete
said at 11:44 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Imitating who? The voice Drake uses is his normal voice and he always does smart alleck characters. If you were familar with his work on Nickelodoeon you'd know the does the same type character each and every time dumb, funny, or both.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:18 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@pete It seemed like he was trying to emulate Josh Keaton's performance when dubbing over Spidey in Avengers EMH.
pete
said at 8:36 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Disney could have forced that on him though. I agree though as it wasn't sure if it was Josh or Drake till halfway through and the credits confirmed it was Drake but I hear ya.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:07 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@pete Or Jeph Loeb deciding that EMH Spidey and USM Spidey needed the same voice to keep things "consistent". My ass. -_-
pete
said at 9:10 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Copying isn't always a bad thing though for Drake it was but if you listen to Matt's Harry in the USM finale I think he was going for a James Franco thing which worked for that finale.
pete
said at 9:11 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@Spider-Fox Drake did improve by the season finale IMO.
pete
said at 9:19 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight They're not even in the same contnuity. Jeph Loeb logic you love it or you hate it.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:43 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@pete You're implying that he has logic to begin with. :-P
Spider-Fox
said at 1:48 PM on Sat Jan 19 2013
@pete I'll take your word for it. The show honestly lost me by "Flight of the Iron Spider". From the Disney XD adds, Mr. Bell does sound more confident in the role. It still sounds off to me though.
I am somewhat familior with Mr. Bell's work on Drake and Josh and the Fairley Odd Parents movies. I will say Mr. Bell does very well as the 'stupid but well meaning guy' with Jerk with a Heart of Gold tendancies. To me Spider-Man is more of an 'intelligent but energenic Bill Murray expy'. To simplify I think Bell is best suited for the Idiot Hero achetype, Spider-Man is more of a Genki Guy Science Hero with a touch of Sad Clown (tvtropes). Granted I am against pigeonholding VAs but not everyone is a Nolan North or Wendee Lee (hell I honestly consider Josh Keaton the Distaff Counterpart of Wendee Lee) and given Mr. Bell's lack of experience in voice acting, Mr. Bell doesn't fit the role at all IMO. The writing of USM doesn't help either.
To me Mr. Bell at his BEST makes Spider-Man sound like a 7 year old child playing dress up and at his worst an utter jerk. I have no malice towards a live action actor moving towards VAing (Mark Hamill is one of my favorite VAs) but maybe Spider-Man was just too big a role for someone without much VA experience.
I have no personal malice towards Mr. Bell. I just think he's a bad Spider-Man period. Especilly since he's coming off of such talents as Christopher Daniel Barnes, Rino Remano, Quinton Flynn and JOSH FREAKIN KEATON. (Maybe Mr. Bell would make a better Harry Osborn.)
MatthewC17
said at 5:41 PM on Thu Sep 27 2012
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James Arnold Taylor's Spider-Man is basically Johnny Test with a smart-aleck attitude
pete
said at 11:45 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@MatthewC17 Prety sure he was Spidey first.
MatthewC17
said at 5:57 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@pete no Paul Soles was the first
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:36 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@MatthewC17 He means he was Spider-Man before he was Johnny Test. Which is inaccurate, as Johnny Test premiered two years before Friend or Foe was released.

Besides, JAT uses that voice for many other characters than just these two (listening to the clips on his page, there's Ratchet, Tidus, Iceman, Milo... probably others too).
pete
said at 8:37 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@NCZ I though he did before before Friend or Foe.
pete
said at 9:08 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@NCZ I mean I thought he did Spidey before Friend Or Foe and I wasn't exactly sure of Johny Test's air date.
RevolverRikochet
said at 1:05 AM on Mon Sep 24 2012
they should do a separate compare with Ultimate Spider-Man Drake bell vs Sean Marquette if they ever do Sean has my vote for that version of the character that being said Josh Keaton is the best 616 version of Spider-Man.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:21 AM on Wed Jan 9 2013
@RevolverRikochet Josh Keaton also played Ult. Spidey in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and he easily kicks Sean's and Drake's asses. ;-)
Torak
said at 12:08 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
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This is hard to judge, most of them did a great job.

Like everyone else though, I would say Josh Keaton was the best: he just fit the character really well in every way. His voice had a good amount of energy, power and not to mention great acting!

However, other really great Spider Man VA's are Chris Barnes, Rino Romano, Tobey Maguire and Drake Bell.
Awesomekid120
said at 4:37 AM on Fri Sep 21 2012
Sean Marquette gets my vote
GerPer92
said at 2:11 PM on Thu Sep 20 2012
Tobey for me.
And Drake Bell comes at the veeeery end.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:13 PM on Mon Sep 10 2012
Chris was alright, not as campy or over the top as the other VAs in that ride but not as rememberable.
pete
said at 11:38 PM on Sun Sep 9 2012
Awesome managed to nab the ride voices. Chris was decent but I wish they hadn't gotten Rino Romano for that ride.
Metabad
said at 12:04 AM on Mon Sep 10 2012
@pete Rino Romano wasn't in that ride, what are you talking about?
pete
said at 12:26 AM on Mon Sep 10 2012
@Metabad Typo. I meant to say I wish they had got him not hadn't.
Metabad
said at 12:32 AM on Mon Sep 10 2012
@pete Ohhh, okay, that makes more sense. Sorry about that misunderstanding then, I was confused.

Yeah I really like Rino Romano as Spider-man too.
Lion's Edge
said at 9:48 AM on Sun Sep 9 2012
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Spidey has had a wide array of VAs during his time. But, for me, Josh Keaton did the best work as the web-slinger. He was able to mix the wit and charm of the character, as well as his more sullen and serious moments, and completely NAIL both Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

Christopher Daniel Barnes also does a good job and was great with the snarking... but, at times, he came off a little too hammy for my likings.

Another I like, surprisingly, is Drake Bell. I know Ultimate is inferior to Spectacular in many ways, but Drake Bell is a pretty good Spidey. He has the wit and charm of a teenage hero but can pull off the serious moments and his work on EMH is also very impressive.

Quinton Flynn and James Arnold Taylor also do a ogood job. So, my top five, in order, are...

1. Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man)
2. Christopher Daniel Barnes (Spider-Man, 1994)
3. Drake Bell (Ultimate Spider-Man)
4. Quinton Flynn (Marvel Ultimate Alliance)
5. James Arnold Taylor (Friend or Foe)
RamWorkz
said at 12:33 AM on Fri Sep 7 2012
1.Christopher Daniel Barnes
2.Josh Keaton
3.Dan Gilvezan
Patrick
said at 2:26 AM on Mon Sep 3 2012
1: Ted Schwartz
2: Dan Gilvezan
3: Paul Soles

my top 3 favorites and all 3 I grew up with.
coolgeek176
said at 11:37 PM on Sun Aug 26 2012
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My top 3 are
Josh Keaton
Christopher Daniel Barnes
and Drake Bell
coolgeek176
said at 9:30 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
After those 3 I would put Dan Gilvezan. Mostly for his performance is Shattered Dimensions. After Dan I t would be a tie between Sean Marquette and Rino Romano. Both of them lacked something. Rino didn't pull off the jokes well enough in my opinion and Sean pulled off the jokes well but wasn't the best at being serious.
pete
said at 11:47 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@coolgeek176 Dan did Spidey 2009. He only did Peter Parker in Amazing Friends but in Shattered Dimensions he was Miguel O' Hara.
coolgeek176
said at 11:52 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@pete I know but Miguel O'Hara was more like the classic Spiderman is Shattered Dimensions so I think he can still do the regular Spiderman well.
Spider-Fox
said at 4:03 PM on Mon Jul 23 2012
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Alright my Top 10 Spider-Man voice actors are
1. Josh Keaton-High energy, dark, powerful, emotional and threatening. Josh Keaton is not only a great voice actor but one of the greatest (THE greatest Spidey VA in my opinion) Spidey to date (that includes Andrew Garfield but we're not talking about live action). Teen Spidey or Adult Keaton portrays the role beautifly. He added a certain energy to the character but always keeping a sort of deepness to his voice that makes for great snarking. What more can I say other than I hope he will reprise the role one day.
2. Christopher Daniel Barnes-Another great Spidey VA who I sadly haven't heard do much else. Though at times he was hammy (a certain phrase comes to mind), he was exellent at snarking and made an excellent Adult Spidey though I have problems seeing that voice in high school. He nailed much of Spider-Man but just falls short of Keaton. Hears hoping he becomes the star of his own animated detective series.
3. Neil Patrick Harris-Contrary to most people, I liked Harris in the New Animated series. He had a good ballance of snark and energy. In Shattered Dimensions he gives Spidey a higher pitch which makes me think that he's going for a 'grown up Josh Keaton' feel compared to his NAS voice. Both performances are still awesome.
4. Reno Remano-Probably my first real Spider-Man, to me he sounds like a good Christopher Daniel Barnes replacement who was good in his own right. That and he's the only actor to play Spider-Man and Batman (interestingly enough though Josh KEATON and Michael KEATON) and do both justice.
5. Quinton Flynn-Another great Barnes replacement. Like Barnes he REALLY nails the snark but sadly he didn't get much role time having to share time with at least three other heroes at a time.
6. Sam Riegel-Sam really suprised me. He sounds like the Josh Keaton expy that Quinton Flynn was but with the added advantage of having his own game. However while Quinn nailed Spidey being Spidey, Sam nailed the emotional Spidey and if Josh isn't there to reprise the role and Yuri Lowenthal isn't on hand, I hope Sam reprises the role for any Spider-Man anime (with Tara Platt as Mary Jane, eh? Eh?).
7. Dan Gilverzan-Really the best of the "Golden Age" Spider-Men and the only one that didn't go with the "every superhero sounds like Superman" bit that really gets on my nerves on older superhero showes. Dan is funny and just a load of fun.
8. James Arnlod Taylor-Now I normally think of JAT as Harry Osborn, he does to quite well for Spider-Man and he can do serious stuff from past roles. Adding the energy to the character that only Keaton ever seems to have.
9. Drake Bell-Now while I may hate the show with a buring passion, Bell is not too bad a Spidey. Maybe with a better script he'd be better but I'm unwilling to watch the A:EMH episodes with him in protest of the controversy centering around the behind the scenes reasons for Bell's casting over Mr. Keaton. I'm not hating on Mr. Bell as his performance is similar to though a bit higher pitched and raspier than Keaton. Perhaps he suits best as a pre-teen Spidey considering my child Peter is voiced by Greg Ayres but now I'm rambling. Bell is not the worst but it will be a while before I really see him in the role.
10. Ben Diskin-Mr. Diskin, if your reading this I would like to say I loved your Eddie Brock, your the best Eddie I've ever heard and you are a good voice actor, but while your acting was good, I feel your casting as Spider-Man was a miss cast. Of the Spidey voice actors I like, your bottom barrel. Mr. Diskin is tollerable but I think he was completely miscasted.

That's my long winded two cents.
pete
said at 4:53 PM on Thu Sep 6 2012
@Spider-Fox Tara Platt's married to Yuri not Sam
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:11 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
@pete They can still have good chemistry together. ^^;
Spider-Fox
said at 5:04 PM on Thu Sep 27 2012
@pete Yeah I mean Tara Platt playing MJ, I didn't mean to imply Tara and Sam were married cause their not. (See below). I honestly think Tara Platt would make a great MJ and is the girl I hear playing MJ when I read the comics (with Josh Keaton as Spidey of coarse)
pete
said at 12:01 AM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@Spider-Fox That "Superman" is just how they were portrayed at the time in animation. They were given deep authorarive voices. Shows like Batman TBATB sill do stuff like that as well and some do it in parody shows.
pete
said at 12:03 AM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@Spider-Fox I meant Superman bit.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 5:14 PM on Sat Jul 14 2012
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I'm kinda disappointed that Barnes' clip doesn't include the "YOU CAN'T ESCAPE MEEEEEEEEE!!!" bit; it's not every day you come across a major Marvel/DC hero who can chew some major scenery.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:32 AM on Thu Nov 15 2012
@CatsTuxedo I think he would've gotten less votes if that clip was included. :-P
Hayworth
said at 1:51 AM on Sat Jul 14 2012
Josh Keaton is definitely my favorite. Digging NPH and Riegel too.
Blazer5robot
said at 1:01 PM on Sat Jul 7 2012
Josh Keaton is Awesome, best current voice for Spider-Man!!!!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:13 AM on Mon Jul 2 2012
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1. Josh Keaton- Yeah I can't argue that Josh is amazing as Spiderman. He did the monolog great, you could feel the pain he felt from some of his decisions all while doing some good delivery and enegy on his jokes. Plus during the symbiote stuff you could really feel the darkness in his voice but was still subtle. I thought he would sound to young for the role but even in MvC 3 he still fits the part.

2.Christopher Daniel Barnes- basically the same as Josh. Christ was great with the monologging and really showed the choices he had to make seem hard to get through, really interesting. My main problem with him is during his symbiote time he went a bit over the top (the line "I'LL FOLLOW YOU TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH" comes to mind). Still a great actor and made a great Spiderman.

3. Neil Patrick Harris- I am a BIG NPH fan so I thought this casting was great. Though I should make it clear I'm basing this off of Shattered Dimmention since in the New Adventures he seemed too deep and a bit wooden at times. Anyway Neil had some good delivery with lines with good amount of energy and made him seem very charming yet silly (in a good way).

4. Drake Bell- I don't understand all the hate for Ultimate Spiderman especially the ones aimed at Drake. Drake does great with the smart mouth young Spiderman because...well that's all he's ever casted as. Hell he even played a parody of Peter in Superhero Movie (granted that's a crappy movie but still). Drake even has some good subtle moments such as when he talks about Uncle Ben in the first episode.

5. Quinton Flynn/James Taylor- Both are good, both deliver their jokes well and make Spiderman sound funny yet not over doing it. One draw back is for both is they don't get a chance to do more serious lines, though if you look at their past roles its safe to assume that they can do them well. James has a slight advantage since he stared in the game while Quinton was more secondary.

6. Dan Gilvezan- One of the better golden age voices and he's one of the reasons I like the show. He's cheesy but doesn't over do it but did have some good serious moments. There were tines where he did go a bit too cheesy.

7. Sam Riegel- Interesting change of pace for him and he does well. Problem is at times it sounds like he's trying to sound younger then he is but that doesn't happen a lot so he's fine.

8. Rino Romano- He's alright but I think he tries too hard to sound funny and he lack the energy that the others had.

9. Sean Marquette- Sounds a little too young and squeaky at times but was funny enough.

10. Ben Diskin/Chirst Gordon/Geoff Boothby- of my top ten they are the lowest because they lacked a certain energy for the role. All of their voices are interesting for the role but I can't help but feel they are a bit too cartoony for serious moments.

The rest aren't bad except for one: Mike Vaugh
I'm sorry, I'm sure he's a nice guy but only crap he never stops winying and I really hope that's not his normal voice because that got a little grating. At times he did a good delivery of a joke but not enough to save to save the performance. Mike if your reading this, I'm sorry but this was a miscast
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:39 AM on Wed Jul 4 2012
Now that I think about it I think I'll switch Dan with Quinton and James, I remember how good Dan was in Shattered Dimmention and I think he can still do Spiderman justice.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:45 PM on Sat Dec 22 2012
@Music Meister

To be fair, some of Barnes' delivery is 'cause how Spider-Man TAS had a crappy voice director; he had a better one for the games and he sounded MUCH better there.
pete
said at 11:51 PM on Fri Jan 11 2013
@Music Meister The symbiote in TAS fed off his anger and caused him to go into a blind rage.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:12 AM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@pete It still sounds funny
MilanTheVillain01
said at 4:21 AM on Sun Jul 1 2012
Now, remember people, that this is only my personal opinion, OK? Feel free to think otherwise, if you wish....

# 1 - Neil Patrick Harris.
# 2 - Josh Keaton.
# 3 - Dan Gilvezan.
# 4 - Christopher Daniel Barnes.
# 5 - Tobey Maguire.
# 6 - Sam Riegel.
# 7 - Drake Bell.
# 8 - Tobey Maguire.
# 9 - Quinton Flynn.
# 10 - James Arnold Taylor.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:41 PM on Sun Jul 1 2012
@MilanTheVillain01 Oh darn, I just realized I accidentally put Tobey Maguire twice in my T
MilanTheVillain01
said at 9:04 AM on Mon Jul 2 2012
@MilanTheVillain01 Oh darn, I just realized I accidentally put Tobey Maguire twice in my Top # 10 list!

# 1 - Neil Partrick Harris.
# 2 - Josh Keaton.
# 3 - Dan Gilvezan.
# 4 - Christopher Daniel Barnes.
# 5 - Tobey Maguire.
# 6 - Sam Riegel.
# 7 - Drake Bell.
# 8 - Quinton Flynn.
# 9 - James Arnold Taylor.
# 10 - Benjamin Diskin.
Smarttamarr94
said at 6:09 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
what the hell?! how is phoenix wright spiderman in the vg?! Come on now ppl!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:22 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
@Smarttamarr94 If it makes you feel better, he's also Flynn Scifo, Donatello, Starscream, and the spoony bard from Final Fantasy IV.

Now, for a more realistic answer, the game was recorded by PCB Productions, and the voice director was Keith Arem. He's worked with Sam Riegel on Cross Edge, Persona 4 Arena, War for Cybertron, and probably more. So basically, the casting director was familiar with him and his work, and likely thought he'd be an appropriate choice.
ZangetzuBLK
said at 2:06 AM on Sun Jul 1 2012
@NCZ That would explain all the anime voice actors in the game.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:25 PM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@ZangetzuBLK And how the quality of the voice acting went down the drain.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:18 PM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Huh? PCB Productions is awesome; among the best studios out there. Persona 4 has one of the most beloved English dubs in recent history. Besides, Amazing Spider-Man's got really good voice acting from what I've heard.
pete
said at 3:27 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
Not a fan of Riegel's take it's basically his Donatello.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:23 PM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@pete That's why it's horrible; his Donatello sucked.
Metabad
said at 3:07 AM on Sat Sep 8 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I personally liked his performance as Donatello...to each their own, though.
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:12 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
@Metabad Uh, did you just say you actually like Sam's Donatello?

...Eh, whatever. That's a discussion for another page. ^^;
Metabad
said at 9:36 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Yeah, I did, though I don't hate the old performance if that's what you're thinking. I like both shows for different reasons.
pete
said at 10:59 PM on Thu Sep 27 2012
@Metabad I like all the TMNT 2003 voices though not a fan of VA's recycling voices for other parts regardless of similarities.
pete
said at 11:00 PM on Thu Sep 27 2012
@pokemastanumba1 I agree with Metabad. I personally like all the TMNT 2003 voices but to avoid a TMNT debate in the Spidey section I kept quiet about it.
Metabad
said at 2:08 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@pete I'm sort of mixed on VA's having similar recycled performances, in some cases it can really work if their voice is awesome and fitting no matter which character they're portraying and they can even differentiate their voices sometimes (Tony Jay, Kevin Michael Richardson, etc.) but sometimes it gets tiresome and unfitting and the voice isn't even distinct or memorable (won't list any examples here incase I get flamed)

Sam here is sort of a mixed bag, I liked his Donatello performance, I thought it fit...but I'm not 100% sure it fits Spider-man. Then again, I haven't played the game myself, so I might not be able to write it off completely.
pete
said at 4:06 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@Metabad It fits his science geek persona, and is good for a teenager and early Spider-Man which he played so it makes to use that voice but it wouldn't work for an older adult Spidey.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:00 AM on Fri Jan 4 2013
@Metabad Vocal similarities are everywhere in animation. If characters voiced by the same actor really drove me nuts, I'd stop watching cartoons altogether. :-P
Metabad
said at 2:37 PM on Fri Jan 4 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Like I said before I'm sort of mixed on it, sometimes it can really work, other times not so much. It all just depends on certain things really, like the character and the kind of voice used and such.
Avenger
said at 2:46 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
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Thank you for updating Keaton's clip. Now it makes more justice to his performance by showing that he can be angry, angsty and funny. Could you please also update Harris clip because he also had few more serious moments during the series?
Mickwhitefire28
said at 1:28 AM on Sat Jun 30 2012
Drake bell: Although not the best of the bunch, I don't think he did as bad as everyone says. He's no Josh keaton, but it's not supposed to be. Drake and Josh are both different people with different vocal chords and different perceptions of the character. I am a bit upset that Josh got dubbed over by Drake on The Avengers show, but again, Drake's not a bad spidey.
Sam Riegel: Wow! Never would've guessed! He did great! And to think he was a ninja turtle before this... in fact they make fun of that fact in the game. Definitely up there with Josh and Chris.

So, just to cap off;
1.Josh keaton
2.Christopher daniel barnes
3.Sam Riegel
4. Drake bell
5. James Arnold Taylor.
ZangetzuBLK
said at 12:51 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
@Mickwhitefire28 I think Drake did fine on EMH, it's just USM where he can be unberable I guess it's the writers fault. also you just said "Drake and Josh" get it? lol
Mickwhitefire28
said at 1:33 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
@ZangetzuBLK Yeah, I looked at it after I posted it and I thought," Somebody's gonna' talk about that." And as far as the ultimate spiderman show, I don't think he's bad, he's just not great. And I thought the show was just ok, no masterpiece, but I enjoy watching it. I wish they'd go with the more serious route, though.
pete
said at 3:25 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
@Mickwhitefire28 He needs more jokes on USM watch "Freaky" he has hilarious insults for Wolverine. And well Keaton should have been Spidey on Avengers EMH Drake's jokes were better there.
pete
said at 3:26 PM on Sat Jun 30 2012
@ZangetzuBLK I agreee. The writers on USM don't give him much jokes and make him sound more obnoxious and rude but on Avengers EMH they dd give him some jokes.
ZangetzuBLK
said at 11:18 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
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Sam Riegel did a great job. I was worried that he was the voice and that I wanted josh keaton to be the voice in the game but thanks to sam, it doesn't seem that bad anymore. somebody put him in third place of Josh and Chris!
ConfusedPhantom
said at 10:46 AM on Fri Jun 29 2012
Wow, Sam Riegel does a pretty impressive Spidey. Probably the best performance he's done. Drake Bell...while I'm not a fan of, did a pretty good job at the end of the Avengers cartoon...buuuut yeah.

1. Josh Keaton
2. Sam Riegel
3. Christopher Daniel Barnes
4. Rino Romano
5. Quinton Flynn
6. James Arnold Taylor
7. Neil Patrick Harris
8. Sean Marquette
9. Drake Bell (Avengers)
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:12 AM on Sun Jun 24 2012
Hey check this Podcast out, Dee Brown, the head of Beenox, has revealed that Sam Riegel is voicing Spider-Man for The Amazing Spider-Man video game. You might want to skip to the part where they show the interview with Dee Brown which is: 24:40 (Where they actually start talking about voice actors is 40:28) Here's the link....

http://oneofswords.com/2012/06/one-of-swords-podcast-125-suspension-of-disbelief/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+oneofswords+%28One+Of+Swords%29
pete
said at 2:14 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@MilanTheVillain01 links don't work in comments post that in the forums.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 2:26 AM on Wed Jun 27 2012
@pete My bad, sorry about that.
pokemastanumba1
said at 8:08 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
Not sure if either of you (or anyone else for that matter) knows this, but you can just copy the URL from a comment and paste it in the address bar.
AWIG
said at 1:49 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
I originally thought Josh voiced the perfect Spidey... but man I have to admit, even though the show is horribly underwhelming. Drake Bell is the one true gem of that show. His take on the web-slinger is fantastic! Definitely one of the best performances of all time in my honest opinion. He perfectly captures the youth, spirit and overall lovable annoying banter that Spider-Man provides to the Marvel Universe.

It's a tie for me, both Josh Keaton and Drake Bell are Amazing and Ultimate spidey :)
pete
said at 2:13 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@AWIG Drake is probably the most experienced if you're familiar with his history of playing funny smart mouthed teenagers.
The_Animal
said at 4:56 PM on Sun Jun 17 2012
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Josh Keaton, Sean Marquette, James Arnold Taylor, and Drake Bell, Keaton being my favorite. I prefer Spidey to have a younger-sounding voice, given that he is supposed to be a teenager.
pete
said at 2:10 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@The_Animal Correction started out as one but he is generally portrayed that way in most media save for the media where he's either a college student or an adult in his mid 20's.

said at 9:40 PM on Sat Jun 9 2012
1. Josh Keaton
2. Neil Patrick Harris
3. Christopher Daniel Barnes
4. Quinton Flynn
mrmanga
said at 2:35 PM on Fri May 25 2012
James Arnold Taylor and Drake Bell are the 2 i like the best.
Mickwhitefire28
said at 4:48 PM on Sun May 20 2012
I like all of them, to be honest. But I think Josh keaton hit the role right off the bat!
shadowvegeta
said at 2:50 PM on Sun May 20 2012
1. Josh Keaton
2. Christopher Daniel Barnes
3. Quinton Flynn
4. Tobey Maguire
5. Rino Romano
Matt
said at 6:16 AM on Sun May 20 2012
Josh Keaton is the beast easily, but I do believe that Drake could porbably be pretty good with better script and director.
Twist of Fate
said at 1:28 PM on Thu May 10 2012
Agree with Barnes being the best. I particularly loved his performance for Symbiote Spidey - IMO the best portrayal of a darker Spider-Man.

Keaton's performance started to grow on me too and I agree that he's a close second.
scarletarachknight
said at 7:37 PM on Wed May 16 2012
@Twist of Fate I dunno, I liked Barnes better as Noir Spider-Man in Shattered Dimensions. Not to say he isn't a good normal Spider-Man (even though he made me roll my eyes sometimes) but he just fit that version better imo.
Matt
said at 6:15 AM on Sun May 20 2012
@Twist of Fate Are you kidding? Barnes was horrible as black spidey, it wasn't dark or evil it was over-the-top and hammy.
"SCHOOOOOOOOOCKEEEEEEEEEEEER!!! YOUUUU WOOOON'T ASCEEEEPE MEEEEEE!!!!!!!"
ZangetzuBLK
said at 9:40 PM on Sun May 6 2012
Can you find a longer clip for Josh Keaton? the one clip is fine but I feel there are other clips to show his range.
warriorofice
said at 7:13 PM on Sun May 6 2012
Christopher Barnes and Josh Keaton are my favorites due to being a wisecracking tough guy

Dan Gilvezan and Ted schwartz are good for the 80's

Sean Marquette and Mike Vaughn sound awful! I mean their voices are too high.

Tobey Maguire sounds like a complete wuss. not the hero I had in mind.

Quinton Flynn and Ben Diskin are good MUA Spider-Men

Drake Bell wasn't great but wasn't terrible either.
BigBDawg
said at 2:31 AM on Tue May 1 2012
My top picks for Peter are as followed;

Rino Romano
Josh Keaton
NPH
Christopher Daniel Barnes
Dan Gilvezan
Drake Bell
Quinton Flynn
James Arnold Taylor
Tobey Maguire
and Ben Diskin
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:51 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
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Drake Bell was pretty good, though not as good as Josh Keaton, so I'll stick with him.
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:13 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
Drake Bell is oka; he isn't the best, but I've played Web of Shadows, so I can safely say he isn't the worst, either.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:43 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
@Anicomicgeek Sam Riegel was rpetty good, but I'm gonna stick with Josh Keaton.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 2:54 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
I don't like Drake Bell's voice, it sounds obnoxious on Pete. The writing does not help at all either
pete
said at 10:25 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
@ConfusedPhantom His emotion is ok like when he's grieving over Uncle Ben but he needs better jokes
franklin
said at 1:52 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@pete really? I thought the ben stuff fell flat. Like saved by the bell trying to be serious and afterschooly
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@franklin agreed. it was glossed over in like 3 seconds. the only attempt at something serious. I mean, a hip Aunt May who does Taibo and plays video games??? I'm all for new interpretations of characters of this show is way too lighthearted.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:59 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@Foxwolf Too be fair the show wanted to get to the point with the show's plot and spending too much time on something like Uncle Ben's death would have been too somber for a first episode. It still shows that they can go for more serious moments.
pete
said at 11:00 PM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@franklin I'm saying Drake did good at actually sounding like he was grieving. He actually sounded like he was mourning but his jokes need work.
franklin
said at 1:05 PM on Wed Apr 18 2012
@pete i dunno he may as well have been talking about Uncle Ben rice for all the emotion I heard. Not to mention he hasnt been showing great responsibility at all. hes an obnoxious jerk as peter parker. i can't watch the show anymore because it's not peter parker. it's ben10 with webs
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:18 AM on Thu Apr 19 2012
@franklin lol. I too gave it a fair shot and it's now off my watch list. The tone of the show just isn't for me. And it sounds like Marvel might be giving the same treatment to a new Avengers show (meaning that the current series will be canned).
franklin
said at 12:55 PM on Mon Apr 30 2012
@Foxwolf thats really sad if they're getting rid of EMH. thats the only marvel show I enjoy at the moment
pete
said at 2:16 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@Foxwolf Are you kidding me? Dang it I blame Disney they got Spectacular canceled and not they might cancel EMH.
pete
said at 2:22 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@pete now*
pete
said at 9:17 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@ConfusedPhantom He did improve by the season finale IMO.
pete
said at 9:17 PM on Sat Jan 12 2013
@franklin He was lot better by the season's end IMO.
101mariner
said at 9:57 PM on Thu Apr 5 2012
1:Josh Keaton
2:Rino Romano
my least favourite:Paul Soles
101mariner
said at 5:06 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
@101mariner never mind
1:Josh Keaton
2:Rino Romano
my least favourite: Drake Bell
101mariner
said at 9:11 AM on Tue Jul 3 2012
@101mariner
1:Josh Keaton
2: Sam Riegel
my least favourite is still Drake Bell
scarletarachknight
said at 9:43 PM on Thu Apr 5 2012
This is a hard one, but I'm going with NPH. Just for his performance in "Shattered Dimensions"
scarletarachknight
said at 4:52 PM on Tue Jul 17 2012
@scarletarachknight Changing my vote to Reigel, I loved his take on Spider-Man in the game.
Sokka2Me
said at 9:28 PM on Tue Apr 3 2012
I love Quintin
Trick
said at 12:42 AM on Tue Apr 3 2012
sean marquette in ultimate spider man (game) was ok in the game but drake bell in the ultimate spider-man (series) made it right.

CD Barnes and Josh Keaton and Neil P Harris and rino were pretty good.

Tobey Macguire was very calm talling his story.

JAT is a worthy sucessor.

ted schwartz was ok and dan gilvezan did great.

and rino has been steping in from time to time.

and paul soles has voice almost more than one character from marvel.

quinton flynn is better then mike vaughn and christopher gordon.

geoff boothby not so much...

patrick chivers and rino romano sounded alike...
Spider-Fox
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
1. Josh Keaton
2. Christopher Daniel Barnes
3. Neil Patrick Harris
4. Dan Gilvezan
5. Rino Romano
101mariner
said at 9:04 AM on Wed Mar 7 2012
Josh Keaton !!!!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:04 PM on Fri Jan 13 2012
I had to think long and hard on this one, but I'm going to go with Keaton, although CDB and NPH are close seconds.
madtownvox
said at 1:12 AM on Wed Jan 11 2012
Hey, guys!

HUGE fan of the site! I've learned SO much from it!! Can't wait for the next Act Your Voice Out Competition! Thought y'all might appreciate seeing The Death of Spider-Man Motion Comic Fan Film that a bunch of my geek friends and I did. Most of us are actually working voice actors who did this for fun and I'd love to share my take on 16 year old Ultimate Spidey with ya!! Hope you enjoy it!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POXxmaJ_cV8
Patrick
said at 1:17 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
My favorites do to growing up with them as Spider-Man.

1: Paul Soles ----- Spider-Man (1967) I saw in repeats and it came out the year I was born.

2: Ted Schwartz --- Spider-Man (1981) ---
3: Dan Gilvezan --- Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends --

Both Ted and Dan were great and either one could have done the voice of Spider-Man for both series.

in fact at the time I was suprised Ted didn't continued with Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. when he had done a great job in the solo Spider-man cartoon.
pete
said at 11:01 PM on Thu Sep 27 2012
@Patrick They were made separately.
MatthewC17
said at 5:44 PM on Wed Nov 23 2011
Ben Diskin's clip was funny
Xneu
said at 1:41 PM on Sat Oct 15 2011
hmm i would have to go with chris he got the smart side and wise side of spider man josh in second then tobey in third
Fulgore2005
said at 3:52 PM on Thu Oct 13 2011
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Josh Keaton does Spidey justice. I also liked Tobey Maguire as he can handle the mature Peter Parker side of Spider-man.
spider94
said at 11:41 PM on Sun Oct 9 2011
My top 3 voices for Spider-Man are:

3) Ted Schwartz - 80's solo Spider-Man series, the 1st time I remember seeing Spider-Man other than the comic-books & Atari game, but the 1st time I heard Spidey with a voice.
2) Josh Keaton - Spectacular Spider-Man / S-M.S.D & Edge of Time, has really brought back some character in Spidey (I absolutely hated NPH's voice for Mtv Spider-Man) and you could easily tell that Josh had a inner fan passion for Spidey.
1) Christopher Daniel Barnes - 90's series, S-M.S.D & Edge of Time, has voiced Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the longest running Spider-Man cartoon series to date, voiced Spidey in multiple tv commercials, return to voice Spidey now for 2 games & made those 2 Spider-Man's from each game the more popular (Noir in the 1st one out of a selection of 4 & 2099 in the 2nd out of a selection of 2), go on a lot of forum discussions and they'll say that CDB's voice is the voice they hear when reading a new Spider-Man comic-book to this day (much like myself), all in all CDB is the #1 voice of the Wall-Crawler ... 'Nuff Said!!.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 10:26 PM on Sun Oct 9 2011
Gonna go with Josh Keaton. SpiderDreamer said it best. He's funny, sympathetic, and can even be pretty dangerous. His performance is natural and he never goes too over-the-top. What's even more impressive that he managed to play a dramatically older version of the character in a recent game and did a pretty good job. I honestly didn't recognize him.

My second choice goes to James Arnold Taylor. Though, I'm kinda bias'd since he's one of my favorite voice actors of all time.

3rd choice...Barnes. Why is he here? I didn't like him in the original series. Well...I appreciate him much more now with Shattered Dimensions and Edge of Time. He does dramatic scenes quite well nowadays. And honestly, looking back, he's not so bad with comedic timing himself.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:40 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
*looks down. My, has my opinion changed since then. Well, if we're talknig about Spider-Man in high school, then yeah, Josh Keaton does work well as Spidey.

As an adult, though, I do feel that NPH did a good job and is my favorite of the bunch, especially in Shattered Dimensions. His vocie for the MTV show a little too deep, but in SD, it was fine. That said, I still do think that Romano was good, too.

Also, agreeing with a lot of people that Mike Vaughn sucked.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:11 AM on Wed Feb 22 2012
@Anicomicgeek Upon completing Spider-Man: Edge of Time and rewatching some episodes of Spectacular, I'm changing my mind and vote. I'm now in the majority with everyone about Josh Keaton still being good as Spider-Man, though I still think that NPH is good, too.
SpiderDreamer
said at 9:15 AM on Sun Aug 14 2011
Ooh... tough choice. There's a lot of talented folk here, but for me, there are only three:

1. Josh Keaton-He's the voice I've always imagined, but never *quite* crystallized in my head reading the comics. He's funny, sympathetic, and even dangerous at points. Easily the top of the heap.

2. Christopher Daniel Barnes-OK, some of his more dramatic scenes sound REALLY silly ("SHOCKERRRR!!! YOU can't escape ME!"). But when he's normal, snarky Spidey, he's quite good, and makes for a good, slightly older Peter Parker as well.

3. Neil Patrick Harris-Oh, come now. He's NPH. He wasn't given as much to work with writing-wise on the MTV show, but he did a nice job nonetheless, and possibly did even better as Amazing Spidey in Shattered Dimensions.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 12:35 AM on Thu Aug 11 2011
I think Barnes has my vote, then Romano, then probably Flynn.
Salami
said at 4:51 AM on Sun Jul 24 2011
Top-5 best

1. Keaton
2. Harris
3. Romano
4. Vaughn
5. Flynn

Top-5 worst

1. Marquette
2. Gilvezan
3. Boothby
4. Soles
5. Barnes
aaronalvin
said at 6:26 AM on Tue Jul 19 2011
Barnes and Romano are both good.
DreamWeaver
said at 10:57 AM on Tue Jul 12 2011
Mike Vaughn deserves my fist in his mouth for his cry-baby voice. "MJ where are you?"

Josh Keaton FTW.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:23 PM on Tue Jul 26 2011
@DreamWeaver YEAH!
pete
said at 12:43 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
Look how Keaton voiced Flash in Crisis on Two Earths. That's how he should voice adult Spidey.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:20 PM on Fri Sep 7 2012
@pete

He did a pretty good job as adult Spidey in Edge of Time.
pete
said at 1:08 AM on Sat Sep 8 2012
@Anicomicgeek I like his Shatteerd Dimnsions and Edge of Time performance better. Ulitmaite Spidey was hilarious in Shattered Dimensions and his Edge Of Time was as good as it sounded more mature like it should being older than both the Spectacular version and the Ultimate version he played.
pete
said at 12:34 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
Barnes whoops
pete
said at 12:24 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
I'm going to add that Barme was also the same age as Peter Parker when he was cast which is why yhe got the role.
pete
said at 12:22 AM on Wed Jul 6 2011
Josh Keaton is a great teenage Spider-Man but Chris Barnes is great mature Spider-Man. Stories like Back in Black I hear his voice in.
RabidSonicFan
said at 2:14 AM on Wed Jun 22 2011
For me, Josh Keaton is the definitive Spider-Man. Though I also like Christopher Daniel Barnes, Rino Romano, Neil Patrick Harris (though I vastly prefer his voice in Shattered Dimensions), Dan Gilvezan, Sean Marquette, Quinton Flynn, Benjamen Diskin, and James Arnold Taylor.
Beau
said at 1:19 PM on Wed May 25 2011
There have been a lot of people who have played Spidey before, some excellent, some good and some bad in my opinion. I think they picked the best 4 for Shattered Dimensions, and I'll say Rino came 5th since he was fairly cool.

Dan I'll say is 4th because I liked him in SD, haven't heard him much in his original show but in SD he was funny and enjoyed his performance.

3rd NPH, though I didn't like him much in his show, I really loved him in SD and actually thought in that game him or Josh was the best. But overall, I like him 3rd most.

An incredibly close 2nd is Josh Keaton. This guy gets Spidey and he's a massive fan, he was spectacular in Spectacular Spider-Man and was truly wonderful.

But my fave is Barnes. I know some people really don't like him, but wacth the old show, it was great. Barnes did a really great job and like Josh, gets the guy and is a geek for Spidey. Barnes showed great versatility and was great with the jokes. There were a lot of great scenes in TAS that Barnes nailed, see 'Turning Point' for a great example of an episode where Barnes truly is the Amazing Spider-Man.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:18 PM on Sun May 1 2011
First I find it werid how there are some VAs here that were the voice of Venom: Quinton and Ben. Both I find did a good sense of humor and did a good delivery of jokes. I find both acceptable.
Now Chirst Gordon and Geoff Boothby are...meh. Not bad but not great.
I hate Mike as Spiderman, just sounds so bad. I'm putting him in last place.
James and Toby did a good job capturing the humor yet able to be serious as what the Web-Head is. THough Toby should just an actor and not a voice actor so James is better than him in that area.
I've heard Rino long ago and now but...I just kinda have a mixed feelings about him. He did a good sense of humor but I can't picture him doing serious voice when it was needed. If I heard that I might like him more but I still like him though.
NPH was better in Shattered Dimmention. The deep voice he was doing here didn't really fit Spiderman when his real voice would have been so much better. In Shattered Dim. he was really good so I wouldn't him being Spidey in other stuff.
Sean was...alright I guess. He sounded a little bit to young but this might have something to do with me knowing him as Mac from Fosters. Liek some of the others he was good with the humor so he gets a pass.
As for the 'older voices' I like Dan the most since he did have the best humor and had the best voice acting. He also shows he can still be a good Spiderman in Shattered Dimmention.
Now for the best two Chirst and Josh. I grew up with Chirst so I know his depth, humor delivery, and his range but Josh shows that he has just has much range, depth, ect. I'm going with Josh just because his delvery is a little better than Chirst.
Sorry for the long review :D
SpideyFan
said at 8:17 AM on Wed Apr 20 2011
r u guy's even serious?? Paul Soles was the best spiderman ever. Watch any of the 1967 Spiderman series and listen to how he makes Parker sound like a wimp out of costume and makes Spidey sound legendary. He even changes up the personalities! If i needed saving thts the voice id wanna hear!

said at 10:54 PM on Wed Apr 6 2011
Josh Keaton best Spiderman voice ever.
EliteF50
said at 12:25 AM on Sun Apr 3 2011
Chris Barnes is to Spidey as Kevin Conroy is to Batman. There are no substitutes for these men!
D.A.V.E.
said at 6:16 PM on Mon Mar 7 2011
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Josh Keaton is the winner for me. His voice is very easy to mold, going from humorous and light hearted, to serious and angry. I hope he gets more work as Spidey. He's earned it!
OminousFlare
said at 9:15 AM on Sun Mar 6 2011
Christopher Daniel Barnes IS Spider-Man. I feel that the hype of Spectacular's excellent storyline is what really drove people to vouch for Keaton instead of the consideration whether Josh is qualify to take up the webs or not.

CDB's Spidey has a more serious and mature tone to it, something that could last for ages to come as I read through my Spider-Man comic books while using his voice, as I see Peter GROW UP. It'd be a feat to reimagine Keaton's voice becoming older to fit this circumstance, an unnecessary one, too.
franklin
said at 1:28 PM on Thu Mar 10 2011
@OminousFlare so the writing makes him a better actor? did u ever think that maybe he did a younger spider-man voice because the series was set in high school?
OminousFlare
said at 5:48 PM on Sat Mar 12 2011
@franklin Which is, as I said, an unsuitable voice for the long run. We have yet to listen to how Keaton takes the adult version of Spider-Man, something CDB is more capable of handling. And throughout the 40 years of comics, I think it's fair to say that Spider-Man spent more years in his college/grad school years than his high school years. So wouldn't it be kinda essential for someone to provide the proper voice for those years which took a bigger part in Spidey's life?
OminousFlare
said at 5:50 PM on Sat Mar 12 2011
@franklin And yes, that's at least what I get from the Keaton fanboys. 8 outta 10 of them who've argued with me didn't give me a proper reason just exactly why Keaton is such a fantastic VA.
D.A.V.E.
said at 7:42 PM on Wed Mar 16 2011
@OminousFlare

Because he's the most versatile out of them. He's played an adult Spidey in MvC3 and the DS Shattered Dimensions. He can handle a wide range of emotions, and is very energetic. Barnes is OK, but he does overreact in dramatic moments and sounds cheesy sometimes.
OminousFlare
said at 5:16 PM on Thu Mar 24 2011
@D.A.V.E.
Barnes is pretty versatile, too. His Spider-Man Noir in Shattered Dimensions was terrific, presenting the dark yet sprightly voice given in the game that's clearly distinguished from the TAS version.

As for the dramatic and cheesy moments, I blame the writers who wrote the scripts. The wise-cracking moments Barnes did was great, and if you ask anyone, Barnes is known to be one of the most versatile VAs in TAS, known to shift to different tones and styles while voicing Spidey.

His voicing of Noir proves that.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:06 AM on Wed Sep 12 2012
@OminousFlare

He did a very good job as adult Spidey in Edge of Time and provded the same excellence there than he did in Spectacular, so yeah, Keaton is very much a suitable voice for the long run.
spider94 (Guest)
said at 3:45 PM on Sat Feb 5 2011
Christopher Daniel Barnes all the way, a perfect animated movie idea: if Disney/Warner Bros. & Marvel/D.C. put out a Spider-Man/Batman crossover animated movie & got Christopher Daniel Barnes/Kevin Conroy to do the voices, the definitive Spider-Man & Batman voices.
spi (Guest)
said at 5:01 PM on Tue Feb 1 2011
Keaton's Spidey voice really makes Spider-Man's jokes HILARIOUS!
Carmelo (Guest)
said at 12:36 AM on Fri Jan 7 2011
I personally love Barnes, Keaton, Romano and Dan's Spidey voice i can't choose but I love seeing the contrast of the different spider-man in the shattered dimensions too bad they couldn't keep Keaton as Spidey's voice Marvel vs Capcom 3 may be his last voice over
gobs (Guest)
said at 2:31 PM on Mon Dec 20 2010
josh keaton FTW!
woods (Guest)
said at 3:28 PM on Fri Dec 17 2010
christopher daniel barnes is the best spidey who ever walked this earth.
melo (Guest)
said at 12:11 AM on Fri Dec 17 2010
So i heard this new spidey show is made by the Ben 10 producers dont get me wrong the first ben 10 was a decent show but nooooo way near the spectacualr spidermans level bad move on Disney/Marvels part
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:53 PM on Thu Dec 16 2010
Here's an interview where Josh talks about the audition:
http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/news/The-Trades-Interviews-Josh-Keaton/
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 6:22 PM on Thu Dec 16 2010
Franklin where did you get that information.
I see wikipedia now and it doesnt says that, even in Internet Movie Data Base on Josh Keaton doesnt says that.
Damn, where do you guys get these informations?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:24 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
Um, yeah there is a reason Wikipedia is the most untrustworthy website on the internet lmao
franklin (Guest)
said at 11:16 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
interesting cause wikipedia says Josh Keaton is confirmed as Spider-Man. guess you can't take a website that anybody can edit too seriously
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 6:03 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
I dont know franklin.
wikipedia on Valerie Tian who is voicing Gwen Stacy says that the serie is in post-production.
I'm not sure.
franklin (Guest)
said at 3:10 PM on Wed Dec 15 2010
The supposed "cast list" with Phineas is a fake. Josh Keaton just said in an interview that he auditioned so they probably haven't even cast it yet.
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 5:46 PM on Tue Dec 14 2010
arkhaminmate24
Look, what Marvel/Disney did to Spectacular Spider-Man was wrong-definetly wrong. And now they wanna put Phineas in the web-slingers shoes-if that were to be a dream i would not have believed in it-and i do not believe in it.
Some have said that Ultimate Spider-Man is a somewhat sequel to Spectacular Spider-Man-why dont they use Josh Keaton again(he is the best voice for spidey). It could be possible-Kevin Conroy voiced Batman for over 20 years, not even you, arkhaminmate24, can imagine someone else voicing Batman-becouse Conroy is unique just like Keaton.
You cant replace that just becouse Vincent Martella is younger-heck Vanessa Marchall who is 41 voiced Marry Jane Watson who is 16 in the show, Tara Strong voiced 10 year old Ben10.
You just cant replace that.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:43 AM on Tue Dec 14 2010
@arkhaminmate Judging from the sound clip, I still hear a lot of Phineas. I guess it might work for Spider-Man, but it'd be too distracting for me to take seriously.
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 12:35 AM on Tue Dec 14 2010
@moonarcher and ncz Vincent Martella's real voice is nothing like Phineas have you ever watched Batman Under The Red Hood? He played Robin in that one check the clip in his BTVA profile
maxspider (Guest)
said at 11:08 PM on Sat Dec 11 2010
hey, its me again.
Geoff Boothby, he sounds terrible in here..but if you watch spider- woman motion comic, he sounds more better then here. trust me...
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 5:29 PM on Sun Dec 5 2010
Hey you're right.
undertaker (Guest)
said at 6:38 AM on Thu Nov 18 2010
I will never understand why Marvel/Disney wont let Josh Keaton return as Spidey again(unlike DC who let Conroy voice Batman for 20 years) hey keaton has a good voice, i mean what's the difference between ultimate and spectacular spider-man-nothing they are both teenagers 15/16 years old, and the suit i similar(heck if not the same), but marvel/disney has to make everything different now.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:55 PM on Wed Nov 17 2010
Anyone can add anything to IMDB, so don't take it seriously. It's most likely a hoax. And Spider-Man being voiced by Phineas would suck.
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 4:33 PM on Wed Nov 17 2010
Guess what boys, i think this is not official but according to Internet Movie Data base the new voice for Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man animated series is Vincent Martella(who voiced Phineas Flynn). I dont know about this boys, a Spider-Man with a Phineas voice doesnt sound that promising, but after all here is a somewhat deja vu thingie "Hey Spidey whatcha doin'?"
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 1:04 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
I'm going to take everybody by surprise and say Quinton Flynn. He hit all the right notes to me and I'm sad that he has yet to reprise his role. Josh Keaton and Niel Patrick Harris are my back-ups.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:32 AM on Fri Oct 29 2010
Geoff Boothby now added!
anon (Guest)
said at 12:33 AM on Mon Oct 25 2010
^^^I'm with voiceguy
vavoices123 (Guest)
said at 4:51 AM on Sat Oct 23 2010
Tell me, what do you about christopher gordon, Quinton Flynn and neil pattrick voice as spidey? somebody please answer...
aceofdeath (Guest)
said at 6:34 AM on Thu Oct 21 2010
Josh Keaton has to be back for Ultimate Spider-Man animated, i mean he voiced that character in Spider-Man:Shattered Dimensions.
voiceguy (Guest)
said at 8:38 PM on Wed Oct 20 2010
Josh Keaton for teenage Spiderman, Christopher Gordon for Older Spidey, seriously, Chris is awesome!
docock2099 (Guest)
said at 8:09 PM on Wed Oct 20 2010
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Josh Keaton, easily.
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 3:01 PM on Wed Oct 20 2010
I personally, watch Spider-Man animations becouse of the Black Cat-I like them together. I am a bit bored of Spidey+M.J.(in the film series she allways gets saved in the end, and Pete wynes over her all the time) But if a have to choose one of the actors i would place Josh Keaton as a favourite, and i realy would like to hear him again as the web slinger in Ultimate Spider-Man animated series next year.
PS. And if you hear Sean Marquette as Ultimate Spider-Man... yeah we all definetly like Josh back.
idk (Guest)
said at 1:28 AM on Wed Oct 13 2010
Man when I think spidey I think jokester,cool,heroic,easygoing,all at the same time the two who probaly nail the role is between Barnes vs Keaton
marshal (Guest)
said at 11:47 PM on Tue Oct 12 2010
1) Tobey Maguire
2) James Arnold Taylor
3) Christopher Daniel Barnes
michelle (Guest)
said at 12:44 PM on Tue Oct 12 2010
i agree with risible definitly james arnold taylor hes super talented in any voice he does includinig spiderman :)
risible (Guest)
said at 5:43 AM on Tue Oct 12 2010
James Arnold Taylor!
james (Guest)
said at 12:27 AM on Tue Oct 12 2010
Man this is hard, Its probaly between Josh and Rino Btw this is not a good clip off Rino he was great in the Older Spiderman games They both fit Spidey pefectly
sonicth18 (Guest)
said at 10:12 PM on Thu Sep 23 2010
Mike Vaughn was Hilarious
as Spiderman...THE BEST VOICE IVE HEARD
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 6:36 AM on Thu Sep 16 2010
Maybe you should add 2099 and Noir from Shattered Dimensions because they changed their voices a bit. I'm not sure how much they changed it though,I haven't played it yet
dionaea (Guest)
said at 7:01 PM on Fri Sep 10 2010
Definitely Christopher Daniel Barnes...there's so much emotion and ranges the can do from serious to quick jokester. He fit the college Spidey or grad school Spidey perfectly. Next would be Josh Keaton because his voice fit his high-school Spidey real well.
cdbspider94 (Guest)
said at 12:58 AM on Thu Sep 9 2010
as far as I'm concerned, the best ever voice of Spider-Man was/is Christopher Daniel Barnes, to this day I still hear his voice reading out the dialogue from any old comic or new from my comic-book collection, Josh Keaton is second best in my mind & always will be 2nd best to CDB, I had a geek-gasm hearing him in the new Spidey game as Spider-Man Noir.
sketch (Guest)
said at 3:57 AM on Sat Sep 4 2010
I think Josh Keaton makes the best teenage Peter Parker / Spider-Man. He sound entirely believable as a teenager and can deliver the quips in rappid fashion.

For a college age or adult Peter Parker I'd go with Neil Patrick Harris. He's ideal for that kind of fast talking role though his performance in the CGI Spider-Man cartoon was kind of weak but I'm like what I'm hearing from Shattered Dimension already.

Christopher Daniel Barnes was great in the 90s cartoon but I just prefer NPH's take a bit more.
songbook (Guest)
said at 4:38 PM on Thu Sep 2 2010
1.christopher 2.Josh 3. Rino
lolspidey123 (Guest)
said at 6:33 PM on Sat Aug 21 2010
"am i dead? why the heaven smells like a wet dog? oh wait, never mind..."
LOL Quinton Flynn's spidey.
vonjonzz (Guest)
said at 5:57 PM on Sat Aug 14 2010
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Keaton. Best spiderman to date. He's fired off quips that have made me spit out my juice
jbn (Guest)
said at 3:16 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
christopher daniel barnes. he delivered jokes and a wide range of emotions like no other. he just sounds like a wisecracking smartass. perfect spiderman
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:12 PM on Thu Aug 5 2010
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In all seriousness though, I like Rino Romano and Quinton Flynn the best.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:37 AM on Thu Aug 5 2010
If he was here, I'd immediately vote for Kyle Justin.
wiiztec (Guest)
said at 3:36 AM on Thu Aug 5 2010
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Rino Romano is the best
spidermoon (Guest)
said at 9:08 AM on Sun Jul 25 2010
Sean marquette has the cutest spider-man voice!
I like it
maxspider (Guest)
said at 9:03 AM on Tue Jun 29 2010
hey, the voice of mike vaughn, benjamin diskin and james arnold are almost the same. i thought all of the voices were compared by benjamin.
anicomicgeek (Guest)
said at 12:33 AM on Sat May 29 2010
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Personaly, I think Rino Romano is the best. He did nail the voice I kind-of have in my head for Spdiey. Barnes was okay. No offense to Josh Keaton, while he does a good job, Spidey's a "geek" and Keaton's voice sounds a little too "cool dude."
kush (Guest)
said at 5:41 AM on Tue May 18 2010
how about james arnold taylor?? anyone???
phunkyphazon (Guest)
said at 3:06 AM on Sun May 16 2010
@elite50

I don't hate Barnes, but he doesn't strike me as being perfect either. His voice is just kind of...odd to me. Hard to describe it.

@franklin

I'm gonna have to track down some of Keaton's other work then. The only other thing I've heard him in is Marvel Ultimate Alliance as Human Torch. And he's essentially doing the same voice as he uses for Spidey.
smarttamarr94 (Guest)
said at 8:15 PM on Sun May 9 2010
We should do a Peter Parker VC
fsaf (Guest)
said at 4:30 AM on Fri May 7 2010
In my opinion no one has nailed the spidey voice yet. Keaton sounds too young and forced, Romano sounds more mature but is way too bland and sounds corny, Gordon sounds effortless and has the 3/4 right sound but he's got this really annoying after voice that sounds like a more enthusiastic Toby Maguire. If you mixed the best of the 3 voices, you would get spider-man lol. (used the current amazing spider-man in reference for voice imagination)
kush (Guest)
said at 10:05 AM on Sat May 1 2010
if christopher gordon had voiced spidey in spider-man web of shadows it would have been cool
imspidey2 (Guest)
said at 8:28 PM on Sun Apr 18 2010
Oh, and of course Benjamin.
imspidey2 (Guest)
said at 8:27 PM on Sun Apr 18 2010
I pick Sean, Keaton, Quinton, Rino, Taylor, and Gordon.
420smokeweedeveryday (Guest)
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Apr 5 2010
everyone is better than Mike Vaughn. its kind of crazy that he got that part at all

keaton is my fave. well pretty much all of the spectacular spiderman cast
kush (Guest)
said at 6:14 AM on Sat Apr 3 2010
Gordan is much much better than mike vaughn
kush (Guest)
said at 6:07 AM on Sat Apr 3 2010
I personally think that Barnes is the best spider-man
ever. and for all you guys Barnes will be playing
spider-man noir in the upcoming spider-man
shattered dimensions. I hope that he will be playing
the regular spider-man too!!plus i also like gordan's voice in marvel nemesis
barnessucks (Guest)
said at 12:10 PM on Thu Mar 25 2010
take a guess
sano (Guest)
said at 12:16 AM on Fri Mar 19 2010
Nice going adding Patrick Chilvers! Gilvezan's still my fave but I liked Chilvers a bit more than Barnes. And yeah jonhardwick I hear Kirstin Dunst's voice in my head whenever I read MJ in a comic.
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 9:36 PM on Wed Mar 3 2010
*my fav spider-man voice:Tobey maguire *my fav mary jane voice:kirstin dunst *my fav harry osbourne voice actor:james franco *my fav green goblin/norman osboune willem dafoe * my fav. j. jonah jameson:J.K Simmons my fav tombstone Keith david
barnes (Guest)
said at 10:23 PM on Fri Feb 26 2010
barnes ownes that role. He could show do all the emotions with no real forced lines. Keaton sounds pretty good. But I feel like keaton plays a better younger spiderman. Barnes sounds like the more experienced "in his prime" web head. Everyone else is second, heheh.
franklin (Guest)
said at 7:48 PM on Sun Feb 21 2010
@elite
ORLY?

MMAAAAAARRRRRRRYYYYYYY JJJAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

lol
elitef50 (Guest)
said at 1:55 PM on Sun Feb 21 2010
@phunkyphazon: You don't like Christopher Barnes? I think he's the definitive Spider-Man.

@franklin: How was he a bad voice actor? He was amazing!
jeremy (Guest)
said at 11:28 PM on Sat Feb 20 2010
Quinton Flynn will always be the best Spider-Man
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Feb 16 2010
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In my opinion Josh Keaton portrays all of Spidey's traits perfectly and should be cast as Spidey more often than Harry Osborn
franklin (Guest)
said at 10:01 PM on Tue Feb 9 2010
@fox if its from youtube, its most likely a bad transcode. Seems like a lot of season 2 youtube clips have the problem. the season 1 clips all sound fine.

@phunkyphazon i completely see your point but keaton is also pitching his voice up. he's been in a lot of other things and plays older in them (metal gear solid, ninja gaiden) maybe if the show goes on longer the character will age. i still thnink keaton is the closest to a definitive portrayal spider man has had. best acting by far and nails the quips
phunkyphazon (Guest)
said at 9:18 PM on Mon Feb 8 2010
I've been listening to these again, trying to figure out which is THE definitive voice for Spidey for me. I just can't find one that nails it completely. Keaton is perfect for a teenage Spidey, but I can't really envision his voice for an older Spidey.

Mcquire isn't bad, but he's best at portraying Spidey's more serious side. As a wisecracker, he feels forced. I liked Romano in the video games, but he sounds different in Unlimited. Everyone else ranges from okay to just plain bad.

You'd think there would be a definitive Spidey actor by now, like Kevin Conroy is to Batman and Mark Hamil is to Joker. There just doesn't seem to be one for Spider-Man.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:52 PM on Sun Feb 7 2010
@franklin weird about the chipmunky clip since I got it from a youtube vid :S
franklin (Guest)
said at 3:37 PM on Sun Feb 7 2010
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keaton. others are unmemorable, and barnes is only memorable for bad acting

also - I just watched the episode that the keaton clip is from and it's most certainly sped up on this site. it sounds almost chipmunky compared to what aired on tv. should probably get a better clip if this is supposed to be a true voice compare.
elite (Guest)
said at 8:31 PM on Fri Feb 5 2010
Christopher Daniel Barnes without a doubt. I love that man's voice so much. Why hasn't he done any shows, games, movies, etc. recently?

What happened to him?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:49 PM on Wed Jan 27 2010
@jonhardwick

Hey what exactly is it saying to you when you try to register and when was the last time you tried. I usually handle most of that and I want to make sure everyone can register and get to our forums.
dave (Guest)
said at 8:27 PM on Tue Jan 26 2010
1. Chris Barnes
2. Dan Gilvezan/Rino Romano
3. Josh Keaton
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:19 PM on Fri Jan 22 2010
@jonhardwick
that's ok. Don't worry we got literally hundreds of voice comparisons we plan to do and we even have thorough lists for each character with all the voice actors. Anyways if a character is already requested/being worked on then there's no point in having a double post right? :)
We got all those Jonah Jameson voice actors on our do to list, just setting the time aside to actually do it. :D
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 6:21 PM on Fri Jan 22 2010
i nkow but im not allowed to post a subject or request on the forms.i don't know how im just 11 years old.
spencer (Guest)
said at 1:54 AM on Fri Jan 22 2010
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Josh Keaton! James Arnold Taylor was surprisingly good too.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:06 PM on Thu Jan 7 2010
@jonhardwick

thanks we actually have a list of VA in a topic in our forums. We'll get around to working on Jonah Jameson eventually :)
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 11:31 AM on Thu Jan 7 2010
i want a j. jonah jameson voice compare.here are Jmeson's voice actors to help you edward asner spider-man (1994 series), Richard Newman Spider-Man unlimited,Keith carradine Spider-man the new animated series,Jay Gordon spider-man 2 the game,J.K Simmons Spider-man 3 the game,and Darah Norris in The Spectacular Spider-man.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:53 AM on Mon Jan 4 2010
lol you guys complained and I must obey!

James Arnold Taylor, Paul Soles and Ben Disken now added!

There's actually other VA nobody's mentioned yet. I'll try not to be lazy and get around to adding them too. :)
wholerandom (Guest)
said at 9:43 PM on Sun Jan 3 2010
Also, someone else played Spidey in the second Marvel Ultimate alliance 2 game. Can't remember who did it, though.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:53 PM on Mon Dec 28 2009
I'm working on it. :)

These things just take some time.

I'll try and have it up asap
tai (Guest)
said at 7:41 PM on Sun Dec 27 2009
Why isn't James Arnold Taylor on here? He did Spidey's voice in Friend or Foe and Battle For New York, and he's the voice I hear in my head when I read a Spider-Man comic.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:43 AM on Mon Dec 14 2009
@ guillermo

sorry about that we're working to complete existing VC like Spiderman and add as many VA as possible, I'll try and add Paul Soles asap :)
guillermo (Guest)
said at 4:04 PM on Sun Dec 13 2009
I feel my childhood miserable (Well, Because I had the 60's spidey videos). Where the hell is Paul Soles!!!!!!!!!!!!
domonique (Guest)
said at 1:45 AM on Tue Dec 1 2009
For me its between josh and rino.rino was great in the playstaion spiderman games but josh is great also i dont know who
gambitsauce (Guest)
said at 1:07 AM on Tue Dec 1 2009
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just finished watching season 2 of spectacular on disney. josh keaton w/o a doubt
nick (Guest)
said at 12:48 AM on Tue Dec 1 2009
wtf? josh "where do i shtart" keaton leading the poll? the man has an obvious speech impediment, and easily my least favorite of the bunch other than dan gilvezan, who's voice and manner of speaking clearly shows his age.

christopher daniel barnes takes this in a stomp
pw13 (Guest)
said at 5:13 PM on Mon Nov 30 2009
Most are good, but I'm going with Christopher Daniel Barnes.
ahem (Guest)
said at 2:24 AM on Tue Oct 20 2009
oops. meant to say in my post above the 6th if you count the live action shows that came before SM: TAS (there were 2). I should go to sleep.
ahem (Guest)
said at 2:23 AM on Tue Oct 20 2009
One of the first? Try the fourth (fifth if you count the live action shows that came before SM: TAS.

For me it's either Josh Keaton or Dan Gilvezan
ahen (Guest)
said at 4:45 PM on Mon Oct 19 2009
OMG MY VOTE GOES TO CHRISTOFER DANIEL BARNS! why? because he was like one of the first spiderman tvs showes ever..not to mention the best, it combined so many other marvel charactors in it too! i donno i just love it to peices!!!.. i also like NPH, but not as spiderman...just Dr.horrible
spawnguy (Guest)
said at 3:35 PM on Thu Oct 1 2009
Rino Romano for the definitive take. Keaton, Gilvezan, NPH and James Arnold Taylor (he's not up there...why, exactly?) all come in VERY close.

Someone needs to show Barnes and Vaughn how to act.
phunkyphazon (Guest)
said at 11:22 PM on Thu Sep 17 2009
Also, Rino Romano voiced him in the Playstation games. I always felt he had a very fitting voice.
phunkyphazon (Guest)
said at 11:17 PM on Thu Sep 17 2009
Wait a tic, how the heck can you not have Toby Maguire? He's done plenty of voice acting in the games. (Even if he does tend to sound rather bored)
sano (Guest)
said at 11:32 PM on Tue Sep 8 2009
Thanks for adding Gilvezan! Still my favorite Spidey actor.
whysoserious (Guest)
said at 12:54 AM on Tue Aug 25 2009
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Keaton!
evan (Guest)
said at 7:57 PM on Mon Aug 24 2009
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I say Josh Keaton. He fits Spidey the best.
john (Guest)
said at 11:25 PM on Mon Aug 10 2009
They're all pretty good but Sean sounds a little too young.
kk (Guest)
said at 8:11 PM on Mon Aug 10 2009
I gotta Say, Neil Patrick Harris wins this one
joekm (Guest)
said at 2:07 AM on Fri Jul 24 2009
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Wow, this one was actually hard for me. I grow up with Chris' version and really like it. But I have to give it to Josh; barely! But yeah, they're BOTH excellent.
marvelman (Guest)
said at 11:34 PM on Tue Jul 21 2009
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I gotta give It to Josh.Barnes was too melodramatic though I enjoyed His Ben Reilly and Spider-Carnage Voices.Most of The Others aside from Neil and Tobey were too campy.
spydermahn (Guest)
said at 2:03 PM on Sun Jul 19 2009
why the hell was Mike Vaughn cast in WoS? Absolutely without a doubt the worst spiderman voice ever. Might even be a candidate for the worst voice of anything period.
fireaver (Guest)
said at 10:02 AM on Mon Jul 13 2009
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Barnes, Romano, Harris and Keaton - I like them all

Romano little change his voice in Unlimited series, but in video games hes best Spider-Man for me
spidersense (Guest)
said at 8:35 PM on Thu Jul 9 2009
What about Paul Soles as Spider-Man (1967 - 1970 TV series)? I can barely remember it but what I do remember I thought he had a cool voice.
u1 (Guest)
said at 7:16 AM on Sun Jul 5 2009
Still need a couple of more actors.
Like the kid from the Ulitmate Spider-man game.
He was perfect for young Peter Parker.
fred (Guest)
said at 2:09 PM on Thu Jun 18 2009
his name is Dan Gilvezan not Dave. He's still just as awesome though.
sano (Guest)
said at 12:57 PM on Wed Jun 17 2009
Still missing my fav Dave Gilvezan. You guys need to upload his voice quick man nothing in the entire world is more important MAAANG! LOL well thanks for all the great work guys and I hope next time I stop by here I can hear Dave heh. ^_^
attycaowpepperdoodle (Guest)
said at 1:03 PM on Fri May 22 2009
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Josh Keaton is excellent. Rino is good too as an adult. But JK is #1 for acting his acting ability.
patzo3000 (Guest)
said at 4:13 PM on Sat May 9 2009
I meant Barnes is in second. Sorry. heh
patzo3000 (Guest)
said at 4:11 PM on Sat May 9 2009
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I grew up with Spiderman TAS but I am not biased to it. I think Spidey has two ultimate voices.

Teenage Spiderman:Josh Keaton(Never forces a line and sounds like a teenager should.Is very brilliant with deliveries.Makes cheesy jokes sound good.)

Adult Spiderman:Rino Romano(Exactly like Keaton except he sounds more confident and contempt with his powers. Oh and of course he sounds like a adult.Rino just is brilliant.)

Barnes is in third.Then Neil.
dan (Guest)
said at 1:24 PM on Wed Apr 22 2009
I believe the actor's name is Dan Gilvezan who voiced Spider-Man on Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.
sano (Guest)
said at 12:17 PM on Tue Apr 21 2009
Wow that was a fast response, thanks a lot!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:15 AM on Tue Apr 21 2009
consider it done. Give us a couple of days and we'll add some more Spideys on here, including Dave Gilvezan
sano (Guest)
said at 12:28 AM on Tue Apr 21 2009
Dave Gilvezan (also Bumblebee on Transformers) is my favorite, he did his voice in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. My entire life, whenever I hear Spidey's voice in my head when I read a comic that's who comes out. Please add him on here.

The name escapes me but the guy who did Spidey's voice in the Capcom video games is also very good.

Chris I have as number 3 under those guys. Then Neil, Josh and Rino.

Oh and by far the WORST Spider-Man voice is the one he had in the Web of Shadows video game. Let's make Spider-Man sound like McLovin from Superbad, BRILLIANT! Lol wtf...
willow (Guest)
said at 3:33 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
All these voices actors are great, vote goes to Christopher Daniel Barnes. THE Spider-Man voice for me. Rino Ramano wasn't too bad as Spidey either (but then, I liked him as Tuxedo Mask as well :P).
Aerch (Guest)
said at 2:14 AM on Fri Apr 17 2009
Quinton Flynn did such a good job as spider-man in the CGI short Marvel did
thomas (Guest)
said at 4:27 PM on Sat Apr 11 2009
Neil makes Spider-Man sound like one of the Paparazzi.
thomas (Guest)
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Apr 1 2009
Rino sounds SO much better as Batman
bouncingboy (Guest)
said at 12:19 PM on Fri Mar 27 2009
Of the ones up there, I think Christopher Daniel Barnes is the best (though I do like Josh Keaton as well. All time though, I'd have to say Dan Gilvezan from Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. The cartoon (watching it now anyways) was bad but he really captured Spider-Man for me.

I'd like to see an Aunt May Comparison next
peter (Guest)
said at 9:29 AM on Thu Mar 26 2009
1. Christopher Daniel Barnes

2. Josh Keaton

3. Paul Soles

4. Rino Romano

5. Neil Patrick Harris
frankspank (Guest)
said at 5:07 PM on Mon Mar 23 2009
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I loved the 90's show, but Josh Keaton owns the role
dan (Guest)
said at 8:16 PM on Fri Mar 20 2009
I can add a few more actors for this:

Paul Soles ('67 Spider-Man)
Ted Schwartz ('81 Spider-Man)
Dan Gilvezan (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends)
satam55 (Guest)
said at 1:15 AM on Fri Mar 20 2009
Christopher Daniel Barnes is the definitive Spider-Man/Peter Parker
batsy2 (Guest)
said at 3:05 PM on Thu Mar 19 2009
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i thnk josh keaton has the best spidey voice. He just fits so well with the character.


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