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

Created by Pokejedservo on Sep 17 2009
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
TombstoneDorian Harewood
Dorian Harewood
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
TombstoneKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
TombstoneKeith David
Keith David
Marvel Heroes (2013)
TombstoneNolan North
Nolan North


It's time for a VC for another one of Spider Man's Rogues Gallery namely Tombstone. Sure when it comes to screen-time in adaptations he is no Venom or Green Goblin and the like but he does often give a menacing presence when he does appear.

In the FOX Kids 90's Spider-Man Animated series while his backstory is fairly different he gets his more traditional role of an enforcer for hire. Voice actor Dorian Harewood voiced Tombstone and I must say he was a genuinely good fit, Dorian was able to do a low gruff voice and his performance certainly fitted Tombstone's vicious manipulative persona.

Tombstone hasn't been voiced by anyone for a while until recently in The Spectacular Spider-Man when he has a villainous but a bit more Lex Luthor-esque role. However Tombstone actually had 2 VAs in this show namely Keith David and Kevin Michael Richardson and to be honest yeah this is kind of like the Despero Voice Compare all over again. However unlike Despero they voiced Tombstone in the same show, Keith David voiced him in his first appearance in "Survival of the Fittest" while Kevin Michael Richardson for the rest of the series. And yeah Keith David was indeed just fine for the role for a low deep smooth though sinister tone though Kevin Michael Richardson is also a fine alternative as well. (And yes this is quite possibly the first time we find out how Kevin Michael Richardson can make a good stand-in for Keith David.)

Overall all 3 of them are great, Keith David was of course a grand fit though Kevin Michael Richardson and Dorian Harewood are very good as well.

(Update: Nolan North voiced Tombstone in Marvel Heroes in which sadly he had very little material to go with but at least his voice was decent enough for the role. So in other words Nolan may be the weakest one here so far but his voice does have potential so he could've been better if he had a lot more material here.)



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8000 Saiyans
said at 7:20 AM on Sun Jun 10 2018
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I have to give Kevin a lot of credit for doing a great impression of Keith.
said at 4:36 AM on Fri Jun 8 2018
Dorian Harewood is good in the role. I loved his role in the show. He was a good fit.

Keith David is great in the role shame he only had 1 episode. I don`t know why they couldn't keep him for more episodes, I guess Keith was busy with other work. Keith had a cool voice for his character.

KMR does a great impression of Keith. He was great in the role.

Nolan is generic here. I would have went with Keith reprising since he was in the game but oh well
said at 12:39 PM on Wed Jun 6 2018
I like Keith David as Barricade, but he makes a good Tombstone.
said at 1:29 AM on Wed Apr 18 2018
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Only Keith David and Kevin Michael Richardson can be considered the definitive Tombstone as of right now though Kevin edges out more since Keith had only one single episode and Kevin had far more to work with pretty much making the role his own.

Dorian Harewood is pretty good and set the standard and Nolan North gets even less stuff than Keith and sounds too thug-like.
Vocal Evolver
said at 1:33 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
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How is Keith David leading the poll when he only voiced him for one episode, and not even him in person? Kevin Michael Richardson did the real heavy lifting.
said at 4:59 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
@Vocal Evolver even though it was a stunt casting, fans might have loved the voice more than anyone in the compare
said at 1:39 AM on Wed Mar 28 2018
 1 Shout Out!
1. Dorian Harewood
2. Kevin Michael Richardson
3. Keith David
4. Nolan North
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Oct 17 2017
VC thoughts update

Honestly, despite the lack of material, Nolan North is pretty much the closest to how I imagine Tombstone to sound in the comics. I really wish he could reprise the role someday.

Dorian Harewood also sounds pretty awesome in the role. He's quite threatening and he does get some fun lines at times.

Kevin Michael Richardson is good, but I feel he's too sophisticated in the role. Still, out of the two SSM actors (which are meant to be playing a more sophisticated version), he's the better one.

Normally, I like Keith David's work, but here, I feel he sounds too plain.
8000 Saiyans
said at 4:30 PM on Mon Oct 16 2017
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Even though Spectacular has the better version of Tombstone, I find myself preferring Dorian Harewood's take.
said at 4:10 PM on Fri Aug 4 2017
1. Keith David
2. Kevin Michael Richardson
said at 11:17 AM on Mon May 29 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Keith David
2. Kevin Michael Richardson
3. Dorian Harewood
4. Nolan North
Shaun Ince
said at 2:26 PM on Sat Jul 9 2016
 7 Shout Outs!
My vote goes to Kevin Michael Richardson. While he is imitating Keith David in this role, he gets more material to work with therefore making the role is own.
Keith David's performance speaks for itself. The disadvantage is that he has very little material to work with

Dorian Harewood kinda set the standard here and he's pretty good also.

Nolan, unfortunately sounds too generic in this role
said at 3:32 PM on Sat May 7 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
I like Dorian Harewood best as he fits the original enforcer depiction of the character from the comics, he gets to play him rather diabolically and viciously.

I do like the Spectacular Spider-Man depiction as well where he's a crime boss. Keith David was good but sadly only voiced him once in the first episode only, it's a shame however Kevin Michael Richardson was a good replacement for him and I feel KMR in a was in some ways a better fit than Keith, I can see KMR fitting as both the cool and collected crime boss or a vicious enforcer.

Nolan North, has the least material here and is honestly miscast, he just sounds like a gruff thug and doesn't really do much else.

Overall I like Dorian Harewood the most so I'll go with him, KMR is a close second, Keith in third and Nolan in last place.

BONUS: I think someone like Dean Redman or Christopher Judge would have been great as Tombstone.
said at 7:20 PM on Thu Mar 10 2016
 1 Shout Out!
1. Dorian/Keith
2. KMR
3. Nolan
Shaun Ince
said at 2:26 PM on Tue Jul 14 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
Kevin Michael Richardson & Keith David are the best voices for Tombstone. Kinda sucks that Keith David only voiced him for one appearance. But Kevin displayed his talent as a great stand in/impersonator of Keith David.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:17 AM on Fri May 1 2015
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I actually prefer Dorian Harewood. The audio on his clip is a little wonky, thoug.
said at 10:02 AM on Thu Sep 4 2014
I'm still curious as to why Keith couldn't return for any more episodes since Tombstone was in several more episodes after the first
The Doctor
said at 1:53 AM on Sat Nov 15 2014
@skeletonking1234 According to Greg Weisman's blog, he was busy with some theater production.
said at 1:31 PM on Sun Apr 27 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
I wish Keith David can be Tombstone in an Amazing Spider-Man movie, but then he's too old for that. :/
said at 3:37 PM on Thu May 29 2014
Hey, you never know...
said at 2:06 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
Surprised to see Keith David as number one. I'm kinda convinced there's a reason he was replaced.
said at 8:17 AM on Thu Feb 13 2014
@Guy110 Yeah, because he had some responsibilities to Broadway and couldn't be scheduled for more episodes.
said at 5:00 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
This isnt a good clip of KMR there were some episodes where he did a great Keith David impression like this link right here
said at 10:37 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Kevin Michael Richardson, sounds like a true gangsta/mobster for someone like Tombstone
said at 10:26 PM on Thu Apr 3 2014
@llawliet159 you know what, I think I'll change my vote to Keith David because his take made Tombstone more mysterious and evil. He really needs to reprise his role one day...
said at 9:58 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
1. Kevin Michael Richardson - Just perfection for this character.
2. Keith David - He would've been perfect too had he been available to continue.
3. Dorian Harewood - A fitting voice, but Richardson could probably pull that off better.
4. Nolan North - Tombstone is white, but he isn't WHITE. Therefore, a white guy should not be voicing him!
said at 5:10 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Now that seems like a pretty unfair statement there :/ Especially one so belittling of North's voice-acting abilities.
said at 11:30 PM on Wed Feb 12 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Don't be racist.
said at 12:00 PM on Sun Feb 23 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight I don't mean to be racist or unfair, and I do like Nolan North. I just don't think he was the right choice for this part. Just because a VA can play just about anyone doesn't mean to needs to be cast as just about anyone.
said at 6:49 PM on Thu Feb 27 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus If you really don't mean to be racist, you should definitely cut that kind of talk from now on.

In the voice-acting industry, versatility and acting ability, not color, are what is relevant, and if North is skilled enough to portray a black, then there really shouldn't be anything to stop him from doing so. The fact that you take such issue with that says a lot more about you than it does anyone else.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:55 PM on Thu Feb 27 2014
@CatsTuxedo You worded that awkwardly "'skilled enough to play a black" sounds wrong...
said at 7:01 PM on Thu Feb 27 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus I don't really want to get deeply into this kind of talk because of the site's rules, but I gotta agree with CatsTuxedo. That really doesn't matter when it comes to voice-acting. It's the one method of acting that supports being able to dive into just about any kind of role ever, and limiting it like that kinda messes with the magic. Ya know?
said at 9:21 AM on Sat May 31 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Fine. As long as the voice sounds fitting enough for the character, I could accept a white dude behind the mic. But I still don't think Nolan North was right for this role.
said at 9:51 AM on Sat May 31 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus I agree with that to an extent. I haven't heard a lot of actors who can disguise their race well enough that I don't notice, but for an example, Fred Tatasciore can pull it off pretty well (his Blade voice).
said at 3:58 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Phil LaMarr?
said at 4:51 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Eric Bauza?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:17 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Charlie Adler
said at 5:23 PM on Mon Jun 2 2014
I worded that response poorly. I sometimes jump the gun and reply to someone's reply to me out of habit... without thinking it through very well. I don't doubt there are plenty of actors, those two both of you just mentioned included, who excel at that, but I just totally failed at getting what I wanted to say written out coherently. I'm sorry if I sounded ignorant.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 1:13 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
Possibility of a better clip of Nolan?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:50 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
@solidejake That is the best clip I could find
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 8:44 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
@Music Meister I personally would have waited to add him until a clearer one came out.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:47 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
@solidejake It's been out for a while and with MMO bosses you'd typically get a lot of explosion sounds in the mix. I can keep looking for a better clip but I this is the best we can get
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 8:57 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
@Music Meister I get you, but the sound effects of Daredevil hitting him with lightning rods in the beginning are really off-putting.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:00 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
@solidejake Yeah but that was the only clip I could find of one person fighting Tombstone, and a group of people fighting him makes it more off putting.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 9:38 PM on Sun Aug 25 2013
@Music Meister Hey, I understand, and please don't take these the wrong way, your Marvel Heroes work for the VCs has been awesome, I personally would have left the sound effects out though.
said at 7:48 AM on Sun Aug 25 2013
Nolan is okay but I prefer Keith David.
said at 7:38 AM on Sun Aug 25 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Nolan...could you repeat that for me I couldn't quite make it out.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:11 PM on Tue Jan 28 2014
"No way your taking me down!"
"You ain't heard the last of this!"
That's what Nolan is saying in case you couldn't hear.
said at 11:24 PM on Sat Aug 24 2013
 1 Shout Out!
They had Keith David yet he couldn't do a couple of lines as Tombstone? :/
said at 1:20 PM on Mon Aug 26 2013
@D.A.V.E. I think Tombstone was added later or they didn't want to overcast. I mean Nolan's in the game but didn't get to reprise Cyclops.
said at 2:24 AM on Fri Sep 13 2013

You mean, outside of Quesada and Loeb's Sepctacular-phobia?
said at 9:36 AM on Fri Aug 2 2013
I find it really stupid that Keith was replaced. He was the best Tombstone IMO.
said at 4:53 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@Fulgore2005 They didn't have a choice. Keith was busy with other commitments.
said at 6:47 PM on Sun Jul 14 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
To be honest I prefer Dorian as Tombstone is meant 2 be a tough character but Keith & Kevin were both very good but that version I thought was being 2 nice 2 spidey by offering him a job rather than attack him.
said at 4:54 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@Ross123 That's because that version was an intelligent crime lord that was avoiding getting in trouble and ruining his crime operations, while the 90's version, he was just a thug.
said at 12:15 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@D.A.V.E. I know this may seem unfair 2 do this but in Animated Series of Spiderman, the Kingpin was also a crime lord trying 2 avoid the same stuff but he was ruthless against the webhead, always trying 2 have him destroyed all the time so I don't see the reason why Tombstone in Spectacular Spiderman had 2 be different.
said at 8:59 PM on Tue Jul 9 2013
I love how calm and collected Keith David sounds. It really makes Tombstone sound like a respectable, cool villain. Kevin Michael Richardson doesn't sound as smooth and charismatic, so I'm giving my vote to Keith.
said at 5:00 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
I prefer how Spectacular handled Tombstone to the 90s series so i'm going with Keith.
said at 8:16 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
Keith David.
said at 4:25 PM on Fri Sep 21 2012
Keith David.
Such a shame he only voiced Tomby in the first episode.
He is lightyears ahead of the other two.
said at 12:47 AM on Sat Sep 8 2012
KMR and Keith David are tied now (at time of typing this)
said at 10:46 PM on Fri Apr 27 2012
 5 Shout Outs!
Kevin Michael Richardson gets my vote; he had more to work with than Keith David.
said at 1:56 AM on Thu Apr 26 2012
A lot of the time, I tend to let how a character traditionally influence how I voted.

This, like with Toad, isn't one of those times. All three are good, but I'm giving this one to Keith David.
said at 5:02 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
Richardson and Harewood were both good in my opinion, but Keith Davis wins simply by the aspect that he is KEITH DAVID! (That an Richardson was doing a David impersonation anyway).
said at 7:28 PM on Thu Jan 5 2012
Richardson and David are both great. The other guy is alright, but not as good.
said at 1:36 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
Dorian Harewood
said at 1:11 PM on Tue Jun 21 2011
 3 Shout Outs!
Richardson does the Scary (Albino) Black Man voice all too well!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:25 PM on Wed Jul 28 2010
I think Keith David was the best, but Kevin Michael Richardson was an amazing replacement.
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