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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Venom with sound clips and images.
Venom is an alien symbiote that requires a host for survival and in exchange gives the host enhanced powers. It originally bonded with Spider-Man but after it's evil motives influenced Peter Parker he rejected it. The symbiote has merged with many hosts the but most well known is Eddie Brock.

From the time bonded with Spider-Man it absorbed his abilities that can be emulated by it's host. Venom is undetectable to Spider-Man's spider-sense ability but is vulnerable to loud noises. Venom is one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies and has a great hatred of it's past host.
Created by Foxwolf on Sat Jul 18 2009, 254 Comments, Add Comment
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Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
VenomHank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
VenomBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
VenomBenjamin Diskin
Benjamin Diskin
Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
VenomArthur Burghardt
Arthur Burghardt
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008)
VenomKeith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
VenomSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Spider-Man 3: The Video Game (2007)
VenomTopher Grace
Topher Grace
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
VenomChopper Bernet
Chopper Bernet
Spider-Man (2000)
VenomDaran Norris
Daran Norris
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (1998)
VenomRod Wilson
Rod Wilson
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
VenomQuinton Flynn
Quinton Flynn
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
VenomUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
VenomMatt Lanter
Matt Lanter
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013)
VenomDanny Trejo
Danny Trejo
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
VenomTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham
The Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012)
VenomRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith
Marvel Heroes (2013)
VenomNeil Kaplan
Neil Kaplan
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
VenomDavid Boat
David Boat
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
VenomDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker

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TheRazorSlash
said at 2:26 PM on Mon Apr 21 2014
If anyone's played the Amazing Spider-Man 2 iOS game, it sounds like Diskin reprises his role as Eddie/Venom there, though the voice sounds a bit deeper so I'm not sure. Anyone able to confirm this?
Dark Kuja
said at 8:12 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
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I think if Vic Mignogna used his Broly/Bui voice, he'd make a pretty good voice for the symbiote at least.
Anicomicgeek
said at 9:01 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
@Dark Kuja

Expect that's probbly never gonna happen as Vic Mignogna stated he hates doing the Broly voice.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 4:38 AM on Mon Apr 21 2014
@Anicomicgeek I feel like a mix of his Burter voice from Dragon Ball Kai & his Malzahar voice from League of Legends would be a perfect fit for Venom.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:01 PM on Mon Apr 21 2014
@Dark Kuja I actually thought that too a long time ago but yeah the voice apparently is painful for him
MaskedMarvel89
said at 10:15 AM on Fri Apr 18 2014
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1. Daran Norris
2. Hank Azaria
3. Keith Szarabajka
4. Ben Diskin

Daran's the best here, but he's not perfect. Azaria was great and a close second. Ben Diskin was good for his version of Venom, and Personally I think that he's perfect for Venom from the Ultimate Comics. Speaking of Ultimate, Arther Burghardt was okay, but sounded too old. Matt Lanter, similar to how I feel about Drake Bell's Spider-Man, is okay, but sounds more like some guy pretending to be Venom than the real deal. Quinton Flynn would be better for Carnage. Steve Blum sounded too much like a more insane Starscream, but would be great, maybe even the best with better voice- directing. Does anyone else think that Jim Cummings would make a good Venom?
facundo guerra 4
said at 11:27 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Jim Cummings as Venom(Jesus make that happen,PLEASE!!!!!)
Polyester Funk
said at 12:11 AM on Wed Apr 16 2014
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Daran Norris and Keith Szarabajka are my favorites. Steve Blum could be better if he went deeper. And, I think Travis Willingham sounds better as the clip goes on. He too could do better if given a more serious production.
facundo guerra 4
said at 9:00 AM on Mon Apr 14 2014
Steve Blum isn`t in the voting poll
facundo guerra 4
said at 8:12 AM on Mon Apr 14 2014
Steve Blum,Daran Norris,Keith,Hank,Brian Drummond and Benjamin Diskin in my opinion are the best,but if I had to vote for one my vote goes for Daran.The others are pretty good also.
The Last for me is Topher Grace Beacuse of the terrible effects, they make Venom sound like a robot
llawliet159
said at 8:51 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014
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I may be a Spectacular Spider-Man fan, but I disagree that Ben Diskin is a good voice for Venom/Eddie Brock and it just doesn't feel right at all...it needs to be deeper...

and that's why I'm sticking with Daran Norris, because that's what I could imagine Venom in the comics...evil..but at the same time, somewhat humorous like in the game...he gets the rival thing down.

"SPIDER-WUSS, COME OUT AND PLAY!"

LOL
llawliet159
said at 12:49 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@llawliet159 seriously, why couldn't they just have Ben Diskin voice Eddie Brock while Daran Norris reprises his Venom role?!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:08 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@llawliet159 While I'm not a big fan of Diskin's voice for Venom, I honestly think Daran's voice would have been out of place for Venom in SSM. In my opinion it's best for Venom and Brock to be voiced by the same person, and Daran's voice, as impressive and overall fitting for the character it may be, is just too dark, deep, and monstrous for the version Spectacular was going for.

Plus, Spectacular's Eddie is more young, clean cut, and more of a whiny brat than the surly, brutish looking version from the comics, which is the one I imagine to have Daran's voice.
llawliet159
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy just stating that because i may be a spectacular spider-man fan, don't get me wrong...but i am not biased about it
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:49 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@llawliet159 That's cool. I was just giving my two cents on the "Ben as Eddie, Daran as Venom" part of your comment. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to have Daran as Venom again, I think it's one of if not THE coolest villain performances I've ever heard (as well as perfect for the character overall), but I just think it might sound a bit out of place in a show like Spectacular and with Eddie's characterization there.

I really hope he will get to reprise the role in another animated production or game in the future, though.
llawliet159
said at 9:49 AM on Mon Mar 3 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Not just Venom, but JJJ as well since Daran Norris was excellent in both roles T_T
Comicfan117
said at 4:34 PM on Tue Mar 4 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy So the voice would work better for Ultimate Venom
Artemis Panther
said at 10:23 AM on Sun Feb 16 2014
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Since Spectacular Spider-Man is my all-time favorite Spidey show I'm definitely gonna have to go with Benjamin Diskin as my favorite, but Daran Norris is my second.
TheRazorSlash
said at 12:16 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
While not my favorite, I find myself in the minority that actually likes Roger Craig Smith's Venom. Sure, it's a bit generic, but outside of the "double voice" effect you hear in most media, it's a pretty decent voice for some versions of the character. Still going with Keith Szarabajka, though.
LordofEvil96
said at 1:11 PM on Fri Feb 7 2014
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What about Sam Witwer as Venom?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:14 PM on Fri Feb 7 2014
@LordofEvil96

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risingson
said at 12:34 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
@LordofEvil96 Oh good god yes! I've wanted him to voice Venom since SSM!
Lion's Edge
said at 8:14 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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At the moment, my favourite from this list would probably be Daran Norris... REALLY impressed with his vocal range, as always, and he makes Venom both scary and humorous. Ben Diskin is my second favourite, and I do admit, I like Steve Blum's even... I just think he could have done better...

...

Still wanna hear Crispin Freeman as Venom myself though.
Finister2
said at 7:34 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
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I wonder if Nolan North would make a good Venom?
allthingsuper
said at 8:09 PM on Mon Jan 20 2014
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I'll be brief, since I have never been a big Venom fan (I think everything in Michilinie's run on Amazing was cool, but the character fell apart after the Lethal Protector fiasco). Ben Diskin is my fav, because I grew up on SPectacular. Daran Norris is really good, and maybe fits 616 Venom more than Diskin, but Diskin got more material. Hank Aziara is really good as well. Kieth,well, I don't get his popularity, I think he sounds kinda generic, but to each his own I guess. The others are kinda generic IMO.
DVJ
said at 9:00 AM on Wed Jan 8 2014
I wonder if Fred Tatasciore should be included on this compare.Venom appered in a recent episode of agents of SMASH and gets quite a few lines while having possesed the Hulk.
webmastersage
said at 5:24 PM on Mon Dec 23 2013
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Corey Feldman should voice Venom and Eddie Brock
spencermalley935
said at 9:55 PM on Tue Dec 31 2013
@webmastersage After seeing his performance as Slash in TMNT, I'd totally be on board with that
Ross123
said at 4:16 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
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The people I want to see voice Venom in future media are Daran Norris or Keith Szarabajka. They are my 2 favourite voices for Venom & voice him the way he is should be voiced. Why can't Marvel & Disney just let either one of them reprise the role.

I also like Hank but he's way too busy with The Simpsons & movies.
Spider-Fox
said at 10:04 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
So since Dee Bradley Baker is the #1 choice for Scorpion right now, does that mean that Dee's Venom is what Mac's Venom sounded like?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:24 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@Spider-Fox I'm picturing Dee's Mac Gargan/Venom to be lower and more gravelly.
DVJ
said at 9:31 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
Qucik question.What voice actor,who isnt on this compare,do zou think would make a great Venom?
Lpfan120
said at 10:22 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
Michael Leon Wooley
Lion's Edge
said at 10:57 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@DVJ ...Crispin Freeman.

Something along the lines of Alucard, ESPECIALLY when he is in his released states, would work well for Venom, I think.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:26 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@Lion's Edge I think Crispin Freeman is a good idea, but I think he would need to do a scratchier, monstrous, brutish voice than his Alucard. His Alucard voice is awesome, but it's a little too... how should I say it... aristocratic and dignified for Venom, IMO. They are similar in some ways, but Venom seems much more straight-up brutish and less articulate than Alucard. Crispin is still a great idea, though.
Lion's Edge
said at 11:34 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I meant sort of more his... insane moments. When he is truly a full-fledged Blood Knight, but you do have a very good point on the scratchier, more brutish tone.

Although Crispin Freeman as Venom was THE first idea I ever came up, and the one I will likely never change my mind about. Him as Venom and Liam O'Brien as Carnage... that's my Symbiotic dream team. XD
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:42 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@Lion's Edge Ah, you do make a good point on that. When his Alucard is going nuts... yeah, I see that fitting. But he would have to keep up that scratchiness most of the time. I can't agree with you more on Liam O'Brien as Carnage, once Marvel Animation is put under decent management again THIS. NEEDS. TO. HAPPEN.
Lion's Edge
said at 11:44 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Agreed with you on the scratchy tone, I must confess, thinking about it more... ^^; But yes, Liam O'Brien as Carnage... WHY HAS THIS NOT HAPPENED YET? When Marvel Animation manages to start producing quality television again, I want to see THE go-to-guy for insane villains take on the challenge of THE most insane villain already!

The fact this hasn't happened yet still stupefies me.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:57 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@Lion's Edge Yes, when it comes to insane, violent, monstrous characters he's one of the best I've heard. :D Who knows, maybe if there's another Spider-Man game in the near future he'll get his chance!
coolgeek176
said at 6:25 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
I think Dee did well. I still prefer Ben Diskin.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:07 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
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Dee Bradley Baker sounds like a gravelly, slightly lower Gollum. Of course he could probably do a lot better, but this is a Lego production and it's meant to be silly. In that respect it's fitting.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:27 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Ooh, Dee Bradley Baker as Gollum. I could see that. ;-)
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:49 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight He would be perfect!
Ross123
said at 12:39 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
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Dee is not as good as what I thought he would be as Venom. I'll admit, he was better at Carnage. My vote stays with Daran.
VctrBnsn
said at 7:43 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
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DBB as Venom, had to happen eventually.
Ross123
said at 3:13 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@VctrBnsn And it shocked me that he wasn't good at Venom's voice.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Ross123 Blame the voice direction for that aspect.
Ross123
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@DreamMaster08X I think Marvel is trying to make sure Dee gets to voice every Spiderman villain there is.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 3:54 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Ross123 Perhaps so. But they should make sure they get all of his voices just right if they are to do that.
Ross123
said at 3:56 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@DreamMaster08X Or maybe Marvel has lost the will to care about a lot of it's characters.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 4:34 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Ross123 I wouldn't know that. I'm not a hardcore Marvel fan like most people are, so I can't judge whether or not they are.
Ross123
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@DreamMaster08X That's understandable. I think we should end this conversation & just forget about it.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:50 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
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I feel Dee could have been better, it's a decent and fun performance but I don't see it fitting Venom
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:57 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
Funny thing is, Dee's Venom voice would work better as Carnage than his actual Carnage voice
DVJ
said at 10:29 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Music Meister I agree completly,that would be a fitting voice for carnage
Metabad
said at 11:21 AM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@Music Meister Ehh, I disagree. I guess it all depends on the delivery but if he acted like this as Carnage instead, He'd sound forced and make him sound dimwitted instead of insane.

As over the top as his actual voice for Carnage may have been, I felt it conveyed his insanity a lot better than some of his other VA's attempts at it.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:32 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@Metabad Yes, very much yes.
Xymor
said at 6:06 AM on Wed Nov 13 2013
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Daran Norris –hes a fan favorite,and I agree,that deep,throaty voice is what venom should sound like,also his breths and growls sound great
Hank Azaria/Brian Drummond-the editing to their voices surely helped them sound extraterrestrial,but also menacing and creepy,as well as giving the impression that your hearing both edie brock and venom simultaneously ,and good examples of the voice work on both shows
Roger Craig Smith/Benjamin Diskin-both sound undeniably badass and threatening ,their only problem is that neither sounds monstrous,but still both sound pretty cool
Mr Unknow-okay,but not that gret,its obvious that his voice has been edited,and not in a good way
Keith Szarabajka-definantly the blandest of them all,his voice rea;;y made no impression on me
Arthur Burghardt-he sounds like a armature tiring to do a monster voice,he so forced that its comical
Steven Blum-he could have easily been the best of them,but he screwed it up by using as altered verson of his green goblin voice,needs to say it didn’t work
Travis Willingham-like Blum he could have been a great venom,but he just sound like a generic tough guy wanna bee.
Quinto Fly-he seems to be aiming for more eerily creepy voice,but it didnt work,he sounds worked and kind of wimpy
Dave Boat-even for a lego toy,that guttural and grating voice is painfull to lisen to,and unfitting to venom
Choper Bernet/Neil Kaplan-they barely say anything and its barely audible,cant coment on that
Mat Lanter-I watched the show,and oh my god is he inconsistent,for one its painfully obvious that hes voice is artificially deepened and the tone is uneven,sometimes he sounds badass and thretining,other times he sound akward and forced.
Danny Trejo-venom speaking in that special was a rarity,the few line he has sound okay,but also forced and somewhat whimsy.
Topher Grace/ Rob Wilson-complet bull****!!!
InsomniacVA
said at 3:48 AM on Tue Nov 12 2013
Hank Azaria will always be my favorite Venom! :D
Iceteague1
said at 7:24 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
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Darren Norris did a really good job as Venom. Hank Azaria did a good job as well.
bcbspike
said at 10:12 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
I know this is suppose to be about voice acting but does anyone else think Topher Grace should have played Carnage instead of Venom in the Spider-Man movie.

I mean I think everyone can agree he was a horrible choice to play Eddie Brock but, if he did a crazier version of his character from Predators he could have pulled off Cletus Kasady.
GothamRed
said at 10:17 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@bcbspike Personally I want Jim Carey to be live action carnage.
Silence
said at 10:09 AM on Sat Nov 2 2013
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None of the added 3 stand out to me IMO. They all just sound very generic and wastes of potential. Still sticking with Daran Norris.
Xymor
said at 2:56 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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Update
Roger Craig Smith-sounds like a normal man,his take is nothing special and really is a contrast to how monstrous venom look in this game
Neil Kaplan-as with smith nothing stands out,its also just generic
Dave Boat- a very guttural and grating voice,passable for a lego venom

Anyway none of the new guys brought anything worthwhile,im stiking with Norris,Azaria and Dummond
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:23 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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Dave Boat sounds like Dee Bradley Baker at times
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:33 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
Dee would actually be a decent Venom, not great but decent
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:51 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
Someone pick up the phone....CAUSE I CALLED IT!
DeeBradleyBakerRules
said at 4:11 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@Music Meister Yeah. And it it was in Lego Marvel too.
Ross123
said at 11:32 AM on Thu Oct 31 2013
I know I'm not supposed to make comments like this but where is the actor from Spiderman Edge of Time?
Lion's Edge
said at 11:55 AM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Ross123 Steve Blum played Anti-Venom in that game... which is sort of a different character from Venom, even though (in the comics, at least) it was latched onto the same host as Venom's most well-known host, Eddie Brock.
Ross123
said at 3:03 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Lion's Edge I know he was called Anti-Venom but it technally was the same character like you mentioned. I didn't know it was Steve though (despite having played the game) so you've clearly given a good reason as to why Anti-Venom isn't on here as Steve already has a clip.
Lion's Edge
said at 3:57 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Ross123 ...Although, I must admit, he did better as Anti-Venom than he did regular Venom (I still like it, but it could have been much better).
pete
said at 10:02 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
@Ross123 Basically Anti-Venom was a reformed Eddie Brock who managed to use his will to fight Venom(Mac Gargan) and ended up making his own symbiote. He's the "good" version of Venom.
Ross123
said at 2:38 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
@pete Now that's pretty cool. Damm it's been a while since I played the game, I guess I forgot that part (how stupid of me).
pete
said at 2:19 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@Ross123 his is his origin in the comics. Not sure if that's said in the game because I haven't played it.
Ross123
said at 2:35 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@pete I wouldn't know whether it was in the comics or not as I hardly ever read them yet I know a good bit about Spiderman. I remember some of the game though & I must say that it's pretty decent in case you ever get a chance to play someday.
pete
said at 2:59 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@pete *this
AscendedVegeta
said at 12:59 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
The Anti-Venom symbiote was given to Eddie Brock by Martin Li/Mister Negative. He cured Eddie Brock of his cancer, and upon encountering Mac Gargan/Scorpion as Venom, the symbiote tries to rebond with Eddie, however Eddie's skin becomes caustic to the symbiote. Due to the remains of the Venom symbiote in his body bonding with his white blood cells mixed with the healing energy of Mister Negative, it creates the Anti-Venom symbiote.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:00 PM on Tue Apr 1 2014
@Ross123

Not only was Eddie Anti-Venom in EoT, but given the persence of Chopper Bernet and Matt Lanter, this covers *everyone* who was Venom, not just Eddie Brock.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:42 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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David Boat's Venom sounds like Aron Kincaid's Killer Croc.
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 10:30 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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Venom was one of the first [if not THE first] villain I was introduced to. I think in terms of what I picture him to sound like best, I think that it has to go to Daran Norris. I mean, first of all... I didn't know he had THAT powerful of a range. HOLY SCRAP. He sounds menacing and terrifying, yet I don't think he reaches that point of overplaying the deep voice too much, but rather JUST the right amount.

Brian Drummond would be my 2nd choice. He about has the same great qualities of Norris' performance.

Keith Szarabajka I think is good, but if I had heard more of a wider range from him, I think he would've scored higher on my list.

Steve Blum is a great choice for the role I believe. However, I think the voice that the voice directors chose him to do doesn't fit too well. It's a case of excellent setup, poor delivery (well, more decent than poor).

Authur Burghardt's performance I actually think sounds too deep and throaty. It's okay, but it's not too fitting, IMO.

Benjamin Diskin does a very different performance, but I actually sort of like it. Yeah, he could've gone a little deeper, but on the whole, I think he did well.

Danny Trejo isn't too bad, either. Though I do think he sounds a bit corny.

The rest seem to be either generic or just plain poor.
Comicfan117
said at 4:29 PM on Mon Apr 14 2014
@DreamMaster08X Yeah steve if he went for a monstrous tone would have worked. Like his vulture voice
MilanTheVillain01
said at 3:40 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
# 1 - Keith Szarabajka.
# 2 - Hank Azaria.
# 3 - Brian Drummond.
# 4 - David Boat.
# 5 - Daran Norris.
# 6 - Travis Willingham
# 7 - Arthur Burghardt
# 8 - Neil Kaplan.
# 9 - Roger Craig Smith.
# 10 - Steve Blum.
# 11 - Chopper Bernet.
# 12 - Unknown Voice Actor.
# 13 - Benjamin Diskin.
# 14 - Quinton Flynn.
# 15 - Danny Trejo.
# 16 - Matt Lanter.
# 17 - Topher Grace.
# 18 - Rod Wilson.
skeletonking1234
said at 1:30 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
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Roger is good but doesn't have much to work with.

and Neil has literally no material outside of yelling which he does sound decent from what I hear

David boat is actually pretty darn good. I like the kind of slithery sounding rasp he has and it isn't too high or low which he does the advantage over compared to a few of the other performances.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:58 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
I can barely hear Neil or Rodger (I know these are probably the most clear we can get from each game). They sound rather decent.
I like Dave's, it's not anything really to remember but I like the way he says "Spiderman"
Torak
said at 10:51 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
Out of the three new additions: I like David the most, sure he sounds a little forced but he is much less generic than Roger and Neil, but still they all did ok.
On a side note, I like how recently people have been commenting on this as if it were an entirely new comparison! :-D
Torak
said at 10:52 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@Torak By "new comparison" I mean between Roger, Neil and David ;-)
Ross123
said at 10:03 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
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Wow Neil is really good but i'm sticking with Daran as my favorite.

Roger i thought was ok while David wasn't so great.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:43 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
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Three new clips and the only one who sounds any good is Roger, and even then he sounds generic.
Red524
said at 9:28 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
The 3 new additions are kind of meh. Roger sounds pretty generic and Neil's only a little better, though a more material may have helped him. David Boat's is more memorable, but he sounds a bit forced.
Since I haven't given my thoughts on the others before, I'll just say I like Daran Norris the most and I may write more detailed thoughts later.
Red524
said at 9:28 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@Red524 *though a bit more material
VctrBnsn
said at 9:16 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
Roger and Neil are pretty good, with more material the could shine. Dave however disappointed me.
chaosincarnate
said at 10:20 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
Hank Azaria- One of the best 90's series voices, he definitely sounds like a delusional nutjob, and the effects for his voice sound top notch.
Brian Drummond- It's deeper and sounds more brutish, but works. Good job.
Benjamin Diskin- He only fits the spectacular/ultimate version, as he sounds too young. Good, but just keep him to those.
Arthur Burghardt- Absolutely monstorous and terrifying, which totally fits the more animalistic version of Venom here. My favorite voice, even though I know he had less material to work with than a lot of other VA's here.
Keith S- I think the effects are a little weak, but he does come off as threatening.
Steve Blum-Good casting choice, but his voice is too high. I prefer him as the Green Goblin.
Topher Grace- Never liked him in the movies, same goes for the games.
Chopper Bernet- The clip doesn't do him justice, I love the effects added and it's one of the few times a higher pitched Venom sounds cool.
Darran Norris- Good, but that's not exactly how I picture Eddie Brock Venom. You can still tell he's having fun with it though.
Rod Wilson- Completely generic, there's no attempt at altering his voice either.
Quinton Flynn- Not bad, but I prefer him as Spider-Man. It's way too raspy.
UVA- It's a shame he's not credited, the second line is a bit forced, but the effects are good and he's enjoying himself.
Matt Lanter- Hate this version, but Matt does sound suitably brutish and threatening enough.
Danny Trejo- I love him as much as the next guy, but he's trying way too hard.
Travis W.- Pretty good, he could do better though, I imagine him using a voice similar to Arthur's.

Overall, Arthur B. is my favorite, with Hank Azaria, Darran Norris, Chopper Bernet, and the UVA close behind.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:52 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
1. Brian Drummond - Exactly how I imagine Venom sounding like.
2. Hank Azaria - Second best after drummond, though he owes more to the filter than the actualy voice. Still a good performance though.
3. Daran Norris - Another voice with a good grasp on the character.
4. Ben Diskin - A deliciously evil and crazed young Venom voice.
5. Matt Lanter - Surprisingly good. The way he first says "VENOM!" is terrifying.
6. Topher Grace - That garble either makes him sound better or worse.
7. Quinton Flynn - A higher pitched take than I'm used to, but it works.

Those are the only Venom voices I like, really. The others...

Arthur Burghardt - Sounds like an evil Yoda.
Keith Szarabajka - Sounds TOO soft and sinister. That doesn't match Venom's more bombastic personality at all.
Steve Blum - An odd cross between his Vilgax and his Green Goblin. It doesn't really work.
Chopper Bernet - WEAK.
Rod Wilson - Venom fang? And he sounds like a regular guy.
UVA - Bland and forgettable.
Danny Trejo - Sounds completely idiotic and wheezy.
Travis Willingham - Disappointing. He could have played this much better!
pete
said at 12:23 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Daran should do serious Venom using a variant of his Knockout.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:02 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@pete Why should a serious Venom sound that flamboyant? Why should Venom sound
flamboyant at all?
pete
said at 7:08 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Really a random thought but I meant a different voice. Last time I checked Knock Out doesn't sound flamboyant. At least IMO he doesn't.
pete
said at 12:23 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
I just noticed something about Daran's it sounds like the symbioTe bonded with Mr. Turner a bit.
Xymor
said at 9:08 AM on Mon Sep 30 2013
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Hank Azaria-that’s the Venom voice I first came to know,and it still holds up,the editing to his voice is done well and give this voice some uniqueness that works with Venom.
Brian Dummond-he sounds similar to Hank,but more gravelly,and it also fits with Venom
Benjamin Diskin-sorry but he just doesn’t work,he just sounds like a angry teenager
Arthur Burghardt-completely laughable,he just sounds like an old guy with a severe speech disorder.
Keith Szarabajka-completely forgettable,hes voice is just a big,empty nothing
Steven Blum-if he used something close to his Killer Croc voice he would have been awesome ,but for some reason he went with a high-pitched one,why?,I have no ****ing clue,anyway its a horrible voice for Venom
Topher Grace-that’s his voice in the game.Use must be kidding?
Daran Norrsi-probaly the best,I good blend of deepness,raspyness and monstrosity,I love how he breaths and growls
Quinto Flynn-to high pitched for venom,but he sounds very creepy,his voice would be well suited for the symbiot if it spoke while not being attached to a human host.
Mr.Unknown-actually pretty good,but a bt forced
Mat Lanter-you truly picked his worst moment,that line isn’t even from the fully formed Venom.I watche the first few episodes he was in,and he sounds a bit sinister but rather forgettable,but he really shines in the episode ‘’Carnage’’ where he sound very deep,monstrous and gravelly,and that one performance really impressed me
Travis Willingham-even for a SHSS version he just sounds bland and generic,I really expected more from Travis.
Danny Trejo-he’s venom has only 4 lines in the special,but I will saz that he sounds better than I expected,but still wouldn’t be my choice for venom
Ross123
said at 11:08 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
Why didn't Matt Lanter reprise his role from Ultimate Spiderman for Phineas & Ferb Mission Marvel though Danny sounds cool.
RevolverRikochet
said at 8:24 PM on Sun Sep 15 2013
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hm i might be the only one but i actually really like the unknown voice actors voice for Venom especially his laugh
VctrBnsn
said at 10:28 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
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If I was voice directing the P&F Marvel crossover, I would have gotten Jim Cummings as Venom.
Xymor
said at 7:50 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
Daran Norris,Hank Azaria and Brian Drummond are all great and very fiting for the role.

Danny Trejo is suprisingly decent,but you can still notice his accent,Keith Szarabajka is rather bland and unmemorable,Quinto Flyn is way to high-pitched,but i do like the hiss in his voice.

Benjamin Diskin just sounds like a angry teenager,still venoms depiction in SS is nothing less than great.

Steven Blum is just dissapointing,he would have rocked if he hadnt yoused his green goblin voice.Arthur Burghardt is laughingly bad,he sounds like has dificulty speaking.Travis Willingham is just so bland and generic,even for the tone of SHSS

Mat Lanters performence is the same as the show hes in-BUUULL****!!!!Topher Graces tape must be a joke.right,no way was that in the actual game.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:51 PM on Mon Sep 23 2013
@Xymor

Having played the game, I can confirm that is indeed really from it.
Xymor
said at 2:55 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
Roger Craig Smith-sounds like a normal man,his take is nothing special and really is a contrast to how monstrous venom look in this game
Neil Kaplan-as with smith nothing stands out,its also just generic
Dave Boat- a very guttural and grating voice,passable for a lego venom

Anyway none of the new guys brought anything worthwhile,im stiking with Norris,Azaria and Dummond
pete
said at 5:11 PM on Mon Sep 2 2013
Not ruling out Travis but it reminds me of Daran Norris without the comedy, ironically enough.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:40 PM on Mon Sep 2 2013
Whoever SHSO voice is, it's actually really good.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:38 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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I'm going to side with the people who say that the SHSO voice might be Travis. I swear that he sounds almost exactly like Imperfect Cell in some moments.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:58 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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I have to agree with skeletonking, this sounds a lot more like Travis than Steve. Either way, I think this one sounds a tad generic, but it's still one of the better voices in my personal opinion.
skeletonking1234
said at 9:03 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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I think the SHSO version of Steve sounds much more like Travis Willingham than it does steve.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:30 PM on Mon Sep 2 2013
@skeletonking1234 Cause it is Travis
Punisher
said at 12:20 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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It's kinda funny how Steve's voice is better in SHSO than MUA.
pete
said at 8:02 AM on Sun Sep 1 2013
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A lot of these guys just sound like a generic while Hank and Ben actually sound like Eddie and Venom speaking in unison which is how I picture him sounding honestly. At least in a serious version. Ultimate Venom is different so I'll let it slide there. Out of those two Hank is the better voice. Chopper does good as Mac and Venom sounding like one being and Daran is good for a comedic take. I'm going with Daran for the comedy he brought to the character.
pete
said at 8:03 AM on Sun Sep 1 2013
@pete *A lot of these guys sound like a generic monster
OswaldFan825
said at 9:26 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
I'll go with Danny for this one. Thought Matt is a close second.
Anicomicgeek
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
Danny Trejo was okay, but am I the only one getting a G1 Megatron vibe from the voice he did?
LordofEvil96
said at 2:26 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@Anicomicgeek Yeah you're kind of right. I do hear a bit of a G1 Megatron in his voice.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:22 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
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Wow, Danny Trejo's worked better than I expected.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:59 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
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Danny Trejo sounds like he would probably work okay in a comedic appearance, but otherwise I don't see his voice fitting Venom at all. Daran still owns this. ;)
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:28 AM on Sun Sep 1 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy To elaborate on what I think of Danny Trejo a little, I like Danny Trejo and his voice is distinct, but he often sounds a little frail or too old for the parts he's cast in. To me he doesn't sound very monstrous or scary here, he sounds like an old man who's practically wheezing half his lines. And I can't imagine him doing a convincing Eddie Brock, or portraying their duality like Ben Diskin or Hank Azaria as their takes on Venom either, he would just sound distracting to me.

I'm not saying he's a bad actor at all, but I think as Venom, Bane, and some of these other characters he sounds too old for them and that he's miscast in the parts.
SLEDGERAID
said at 9:32 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Damn Danny Trejo impresses me more here
CLG
said at 1:42 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Odd idea to cast Danny Trejo, but all in all, I think he was really pretty good.
coolgeek176
said at 1:27 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Danny Trejo is okay. I prefer Ben Diskin.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:03 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Danny Trejo, what an out of the box idea. But in the end, he's just OK to me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:45 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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I can hear Danny's accent in the role and that makes it distracting at times. I do like his slight growl.
Maybe with better material Danny could have been better
OswaldFan825
said at 9:25 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@Music Meister Better material. You say that a lot. No matter how good the script is, it doesn't change the voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:09 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@OswaldFan825 Not true, while I'm not asking for award winning writing I think 'bad' writing does effect how an actor performs.
Not saying Mission Marvel is bad per say...
OswaldFan825
said at 6:24 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
@Music Meister Well, it may be because he's voicing Venom for the first time. People tend to get better at it as they go on.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Danny Trejo is a good choice for the part. The problem is that he's too quiet and not monstrous enough. The director could have done better. Daran is still the best.
skeletonking1234
said at 12:23 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Danny Trejo does a good job, but I don't know, they make Venom sound much more reptilian in this than I would like. But it still is a good performance, and Trejo I could see playing this character in a more serious version
Mr.Cartoon
said at 8:13 AM on Fri Aug 2 2013
Surf the Web
VGAfanatic
said at 10:55 AM on Thu Jul 25 2013
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Why are the rest of them saying "I" and not "We"? Stupid writers...
Torak
said at 8:33 AM on Tue Jul 23 2013
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YYYYYYYYESSS! Daran is winning!

Justice is done. :-)
Ross123
said at 12:44 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
Daran & Keith are my top 2 favs though Brian was good too.

They should have got a different clip of Topher though as it wasn't the best clip though I like the fact he returned from the film.

Hank is really good too but he should stick 2 the Simpsons really for now and once that's over he can come back anytime.

Benjamin is pretty good & so is Arthur.

Steve, Quinton and Rod are bad at voicing this character (sorry guys but it's true).

Matt is ok but it would be nice 2 know who the unknown voice actor is as he also did a good job.

Chopper however isn't really well known enough.
Ross123
said at 11:05 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
Travis doesn't sound like Venom really.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:01 AM on Mon Jul 15 2013
I've heard Roger Craig Smith's Venom from Avengers Battle for Earth, he's pretty good, but not the best. He's not as generic as some of these guys.
TaylorJosephB
said at 5:31 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
Gonna be the odd one out and say Quinton Flynn.
spencermalley935
said at 1:08 AM on Mon Jul 1 2013
Norris and Szarabijka are neck and neck but I'll go with Darran mainly because he has alot more to work with.
allthingsuper
said at 12:18 AM on Fri Jun 21 2013
Just started playin Ultimate Spiderman for the first time and I really like Arthur, but I'll stick with Darran
WWEFAN12ization
said at 10:57 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
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I'm Going with Daran Norris.
allthingsuper
said at 3:43 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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Daran Norris. He is funny, creepy, and down right threatining at the same time. I also like Ben and Matt, Topher is ok, but that is a really bad clip. Hank is good also.
Lpfan120
said at 9:39 PM on Sat Jun 1 2013
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Just a thought, I don't know if it would be perfect, but what if Ron Perlman were to play Venom using his Clayface voice? (or something similar to it)
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:40 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@Lpfan120 If he did his Clayface voice except deeper, and with a bit of a filter to it like some of the others, it might sound pretty good. It wouldn't be my ideal approach to Venom, but I think it would make for a very entertaining and fitting performance.

In fact, Ron Perlman's Matt Hagen would make a pretty decent Eddie Brock too, IMO.
metalsonic655
said at 9:58 PM on Tue May 28 2013
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#1. Daran Norris made Venom threatning, heroic and comedic when he wanted to, and that to me is what makes the best Venom voice actor.
#2. Hank Azaria even with the computer edting sounded good. He made Venom sound tragic, and yet villainous with a hint of heroism, and it works.
#3. And now for somebody completely different. Chopper Bernet is the only guy to play Mac Gargan's Venom, and he played it well. Gargan is not heroic or tragic, unlike Eddie, so he has more of an intimitation and evil sound to him, and he nailed it.
#4. Keith Szarabajka made Venom sound threatning and evil, and made him sound like a monster, which he was in that game, he had little redeeming qualities, and if they ever have a game or cartoon with Venom in his Madness form, (it's unlikely) he'd be my pick.
metalsonic655
said at 1:18 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@metalsonic655
Just gonna give opinions on some of the newer ones, and some of the ones I missed before.

Danny Trejo. His accent is sticking out like a sore thumb, it's not good for Venom.

Matt Lanter. He sounds like a generic monster. Nothing much here

Topher Grace. It's hard to understand him through all that filtering, and poor quality, but even then, he sounds like he's bored as hell.

Arthur Burghardt. A fine job, not how I'd imagine Venom, but it worked well within the context of the game.

Ben Diskin. I'm not a fan, and this is not how I'd imagine Venom sounding. If there was one weak part of SSM for me, it was Venom and Eddie.

Unknown Voice Actor. This would actually make a really great voice for Carnage, but for Venom himself, it's no that well done.
Sknarf
said at 11:55 AM on Mon May 20 2013
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1: Daran Norris (Okay, maybe Im just biased for the Playstation Spider-Man games, but Daran Norris was the Venom I always imagined. A deep, raspy voice. His breathing and tounge sounds are what make Venom sound like the monster he is. And he's pretty funny too).

2: Unknown Voice Actor (I really wish we knew who this voice actor was, he was one of the few good voices in that game. Although not as deep as Daran, he has just the right amount of rasp and menacing breathing).

3: Keith Szarabajka (Although he has no personality, Keith makes a menacing Venom. It worked well that that game, which wasn't a bad game in the end. Another example of a great filter-less Venom).

4: Hank Azaria (While I don't care for the filter, Hank did a great job making Eddie Brock/Venom a tragic hero. Like Barnes though, he suffers from cheesy dialogue.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:30 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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If Steven Blum used his Anti-Venom voice, he'd be my favorite.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:29 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
Brian Drummond's close too.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:28 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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I've yet to hear my perfect Venom voice, but UVA comes close to what I've always imagined, Weird, huh?
skeletonking1234
said at 9:27 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@VctrBnsn I think if they slowed down Benjamin Diskins voice a lot I think it would fit better on how I imagined him
VctrBnsn
said at 11:12 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@skeletonking1234 Yeah, maybe, But as is, it kinda annoys me. Just putting a computer filter on a voice is a tad lazy for my taste, which also turns me off from Hanks, Tophers, and Matts performances.
VctrBnsn
said at 8:34 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@VctrBnsn The more I think about it, Daran Norris works best for me.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:57 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@VctrBnsn Welcome to the Daran Norris club, we'll love you more than your real family ever could.
VctrBnsn
said at 9:23 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I feel so privileged.
Fulgore2005
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
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So many interesting voice for Venom.

I'm actually going to vote for Daran Norris. Loved that the performance was both comedic and intimidating.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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Benjamin Diskin and Brian Drummond both did fairly well. I thought Keith Szarabajka was boring and sounded like a generic demon.

Daran Norris' dialogue was a little silly, but I like how monstrous and big he sounded. The way he breathes, the way he uses his tongue, it sounded more appropriate to me because it gave me the feeling of how much the symbiote had changes Brock physically while warping his mind at the same time. Keith's lacks personality and Benjamin Diskin's is just his Brock voice with filters. They aren't bad, but in my opinion Daran's approach actually sounded appropriately alien and monstrous while still having a lot of human personality to him.

None of them are perfect, but I think Daran gave the most creative and appropriate voice for the character. The others just don't have the same uniqueness I would expect Venom to have.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:43 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy In celebration of Daran Norris currently leading the poll, I thought I might give a few more thoughts on his Venom and it's reception.

The main complaint that people who've seen his performance have is that the way Venom was portrayed in the game was silly. I can see why his dialogue might appear that way to some people, but I think for the first half of the game it didn't give me that impression at all. He didn't start getting very silly (excluding lines like "Mm, brains, yummy!") until the cutscene directly after he was defeated.

For the rest of the time, especially Venom's opening monologue, he sounded like a very alien, monstrous, borderline demonic character. His gleeful, throaty chuckle was also very memorable to me. The fact that he says a few goofy, mocking things here and there (without going overboard) was great in my eyes because it showed that he enjoyed mocking and belittling Peter. Especially his broadcast challenging him to save Mary Jane.

He really did sound like a vengeful, dark villain for the most part. The difference was, he was really enjoying himself. I agree with others who've stated that this made his Venom an imposing, yet fun character who could pull both sides off very well.

I'm not overly familiar with other appearances of Venom, but this version had a dark, yet gleeful attitude to him that I thoroughly enjoyed. :) Glad to see Daran Norris' performance has gotten some exposure in this community.
pete
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
Hank Azaria, Keith Szarajabka, Unknown VA, Brain Drummond for Classic, Arthur Burghardt for Ultimate. Matt Lanter and Ben Dishkin are neutral to me.
pete
said at 5:16 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
@pete Oh and ran Norris is good for the comedic Venom.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 5:53 AM on Sun Feb 10 2013
# 1 - Keith Szarabajka.
# 2 - Hank Azaria.
# 3 - Brian Drummond.
# 4 - Daran Norris.
# 5 - Arthur Burghardt
# 6 - Steve Blum.
# 7 - Chopper Bernet.
# 8 - Unknown Voice Actor.
# 9 - Benjamin Diskin.
# 10 - Quinton Flynn.
# 11 - Matt Lanter.
# 12 - Topher Grace.
DaltonioSpidey94
said at 8:09 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
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Daran Norris for me.
somoza
said at 12:11 AM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@DaltonioSpidey94 Same here "hey where did spider-wuss go"?
DaltonioSpidey94
said at 4:45 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@somoza

Classic line, always loved that one.
jonhardwick
said at 12:54 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@somoza "Surf the web surf the web"
coolgeek176
said at 1:44 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
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Ben Diskin is my favorite. Keith Szarabajka,Arthur Burghardt,Daran Norris, and the unknown VA are good. Topher Grace sounds like he's upchucking throughout his clip.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:21 AM on Sun Jan 20 2013
@coolgeek176 Agreed; I have no idea why the hell he isn't winning the poll.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:24 PM on Sun Jan 20 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight There is the distinct possibility that, oh I dunno, others have voiced the character better?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:33 AM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@CatsTuxedo Pfft.
Metabad
said at 6:14 AM on Thu Jul 19 2012
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Meh, I don't mind so much, I mean frankly I prefer Keith Szarabajka over both Hank Azaria and Benjamin Diskin as Venom anyways.
pete
said at 3:02 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
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Where did all of Keith's votes come from?
Torak
said at 3:07 AM on Wed Jul 4 2012
@pete I know right? Is there some conspiracy going on?
MilanTheVillain01
said at 1:59 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@Torak It certainly looks like it to me.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:24 PM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@Torak Seems legit. O_O
TIMEGOD
said at 6:08 AM on Sat Jun 23 2012
REALLY, HANK AZARIA IS COMPLETLY ARTIFICALLY CORRODED HE COULD SUCK UNDER THAT IT'S NOT EVEN REAL, DARREN NORRIS IS AWESOME
BigBDawg
said at 1:06 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
My picks for Venom are Hank Azaria, Benjamin Diskin, Keith Szarabajka, Steven Blum, and Daran Norris
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:15 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
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WHOA! Keith Szarabajka really jumped ahead in the poll. I'd almost say it was hacked, but it's not as outlandish as poll hacks on this site usually are. Guess a bunch of his fans must have joined recently.
AWIG
said at 2:35 AM on Tue May 29 2012
To be honest all have their weak points... Matt Lanter needs another clip from the second Venom episode, that one doesn't do him justice! But yeah in the end I guess I'm sticking with Hank Azaria.
Torak
said at 12:35 PM on Tue May 8 2012
Btw I believe the UVA you are looking for is Pat Miller, don't have a picture of him though. Hope this helps. :)
Torak
said at 12:25 PM on Tue May 8 2012
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Daran Norris for me, gets the perfect balance between comedic and scariness for Venom.

Hank and Brian are the best "Comic book" based Venom's.

Like Metabad said the UVA is actually pretty good surprisingly: sounds creepy and menacing, he did a pretty good job IMO.

Benjamin sounds too wimpy for Venom, no offense to anyone who thinks otherwise.

Keith and Arthur are actually too deep for Venom, while Quinton and Chopper were too high pitched.

Normally I like Steve but here he is actually kind of disappointing, he doesn't have that monstrous tone to his voice that the others do, he can do a lot better to be honest.

Matt's was disappointing, he should stick to Anakin Skywaler.

As for Topher: Why is he belching and talking at the same time? Kinda sound monotone as well, defiantly the weakest Venom IMO.
Metabad
said at 11:22 AM on Sat May 5 2012
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...yeah, Matt Lanter just sounds too plain goofy to me, I know Venom has some comedic moments at times in the various incarnations I've seen him in, but I simply cannot take this voice seriously at all, I'm sticking with Daran Norris (who can do both comedic, and serious moments perfectly)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:31 AM on Sat May 5 2012
Yeah, not really digging Matt's Venom. Sticking with Benjamin Diskin.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:30 AM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight After watching the last USM episode, I could say that Matt Lanter's isn't as bad as I thought before. He's good, but not ideal. Still sticking with Benjamin Diskin.
pete
said at 1:29 AM on Sat May 5 2012
Need more for Matt Lanter. That clip is too short. I read he was gonna be played by Topher Grace speaking of whom his game performance is actually better for Venom. Too bad he didn't use it in the movie.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:23 AM on Sat May 5 2012
*facepalms* They've should've gotten someone else for Venom on Ultimate Spider-Man. Really not digging Matt Lanter's Venom. Yeah, I'll be sticking Keith Szarabajka for Venom.
Spider-Fox
said at 4:40 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
1. Brian Drummond
2. Keith Szarabajka
3. Arthur Burghardt
4. Daran Norris
5. Hank Azaria

Benjamin Diskin did better as Eddie Brock and I prefer Steve Blum as Anti Venom
Kyler
said at 12:42 AM on Wed Mar 28 2012
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I'm hoping that LucasArts includes Durge in season 5 of the new CGI Clone Wars series. Because I believe Keith Szarabajka would be the perfect voice actor to portray him, based on how great his Venom voice is.
101mariner
said at 9:16 AM on Sun Mar 4 2012
1:Steve Blum
2:Daran Norris
3:Keith Szarabajka
4:Arthur Burghardt
5:Quinton Flynn
6:Brian Drummond
7:Hank Azaria
101mariner
said at 3:26 PM on Wed May 16 2012
@101mariner
8:Matt Lanter
101mariner
said at 7:23 AM on Thu May 17 2012
@101mariner
9: Benjamin Diskin
101mariner
said at 7:34 AM on Sat May 19 2012
@101mariner
10:Unknown Voice Actor
11:Rod Wilson
12:Topher Grace
?:Chopper Bernet
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:01 AM on Thu Feb 2 2012
Benjamin Diskin
Scorcher56
said at 3:56 PM on Tue Jan 31 2012
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Travis Willingham should play Venom in future installments!!!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:39 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
I've never played the PS1 Spider-Man game and when I saw that Daran Norris was playing him I thought it would be a ridiculous silly voice, but I was wrong! That clip scared me and then I found out he was still a comedic character and that made it even better.
Patrick
said at 1:19 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
Hank Azaria
pete
said at 12:38 AM on Tue Dec 6 2011
Love that Hank Azaria is beating Benjamin Dishkin by 12 in the polls. Finally a TAS VA is winning with a SSM VA pretty far behind.
Xneu
said at 1:50 PM on Sat Oct 15 2011
Hank in first everthing i see he always comes into my mind he nailed venom he only missed the deep voice but still hank wins 1st place hands down

I liked artuher a lot he got the fearsome horor venom he gets 2nd place

3rd would be unknown voice actor he was very well done as venom but he probbaly be a great carnage

those are my 3 favs
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Sep 1 2011
Okay so I'm gonna repost my opinion since it's differ since last time.

Now I said Ben Diskin was a close second to me but I had recently watched Spectular Spiderman and was kinda brainedwashed by the show so anyway, he's alright. I mean for that version of Venom he's fine but he sounds kinda young, the double voice effect doesn't seem fitting for venom, and at times seems forced. Not hate to Spectular SPiderman or Ben but not that great of a Venom.

Hank makes Venom sound angryly insane, which I like. He made Venom sound threatening, angry and unpredictable but Hank also pulled off Venom's "Heroic" moments.

I like Brian Drummond and I think this is a good example of his work. I think it's unpredictable (not as much as Hank), deep but not too deep and could actually pull off "hero" moments better than Hank.

Aruthor's was too deep and a bit monster-like but I like the growling he did.

Now I hated Web of Shadows but Keith wasn't god awful (unlike the person who played Spiderman in the game). Good points are it sounded deep but not too deep and, from what I've seen at the end, he can pull off "heroic" moments. Bad points; monotoned, sounded like he was bored, and acting wasn't great.

When I heard Steven Blum was going to be Venom I was excited cause his wolferine was really good but I was kinda disapointed. One it's too high for Venom, plus a little too raspy. Steve can do a deep voice so I'm confused why he didn't.

Speaking of a disapointing voice of Venom, Topher Grace! The voice modulator they used in the game sounds awkard and makes him sound kinda robotic. Why not keep how he sounded in the movie, when Topher just made his voice deeper. Would that be so hard?

Bernet sounds like he had more potentical but I can't really judge him with what little I heard.

Norris sounds great, a good deep but not too deep and like Authur's has a cool growling noise. However Venom wasn't taken very serious in the game is Norris didn't get a real chance to shine.

I normally don't judge voice actors from games like Capcon vs Marvel but I do like how Wilson
said "Venom Fang". I kinda wish I could hear him do actually dialog instead of just attack names and some taunts.

I like Quinto Flynn so it pains me to say this, he's the weakest one here. His take was forced and too high. Also it could have used some voice modulating.

Mr. Unknown was good. Unpredictable and really terrorfying. The voice modulating effect is different from some of the others and makes his (or maybe her for all we know, wouldn't that be interesting) performace more interesting and orignal.

So I actually had a hard time choosing which I prefer but in the end I like Drummond's take. He captured more of Venom's personality, the evil revenge seeking villain and the dark anti-hero.
Also I noticed a mistake with Norri's and Blum's clips, they said I and me instead of we.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:31 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
In regards to Eddie as Venom, I'm gonna go odd man out here and say my fav's Keith Szarabjka as Venom. Hank Azaria's good, too, as is Steven Blum. Benjamiun Diskin's all right and Arthur Burghardt's good as Ultmiate Venom.

Chopper Bennett's good, too, for Scorpion as Venom.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:35 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
@Anicomicgeek On, and I forgot to mention this: while--again odd man out--I don't have a problem with the voice of Venom in the actual Spider-Man 3 movie, but I don't like the effect added to it in the game. It makes him sound a little like Killer Moth from The Batman.
SpiderDreamer
said at 9:09 AM on Sun Aug 14 2011
Hank did a fine job on the 90s show, but Diskin gets to explore so much more depth and range to Brock, and he's truly frightening as Venom. Everyone else is just "good".
RedEspiritu
said at 12:53 PM on Wed Jul 20 2011
Hank Azaria, to me gets the Venom-persona down, though the character design for Venom in this series (my favorite) wasn't that great...

Steve Blum is a close second, and his work for Wolverine alone is enough to impress.
D.A.V.E.
said at 10:51 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
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Ben Diskin. He actually sounded unstable and dangerous. Azaria sounded like a generic thug, and the others tried too hard to sound scary.
D.A.V.E.
said at 2:47 AM on Sat May 5 2012
@D.A.V.E. Still sticking with Diskin for Venom. Not to mention I'm still unsure about Harry being Venom, rather than Eddie.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Jun 21 2011
Hank Azaria and Brian Drummond are closest to how I imagine Venom sounding in the comics.

Ben Diskin, Daran Norris, Topher Grace, and Quinton Flynn sound good for what they were.

Arthur Burghard sounds like an evil Yoda, Keith Szarabajka sounds too sinister, Steve Blum sounds like a cross between his Green Goblin and Vilgax, and the other three voices are pretty wooden to me.
Beau
said at 1:37 PM on Wed May 25 2011
Hank Azaria is my favourite, it mainly comes down to me thinking he is the perfect Eddie Brock, being a pathetic jerk, and that ultimately lead to his Venom being the best for me.
Metabad
said at 8:49 PM on Sat May 21 2011
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Daran Norris is perfect for Venom, he was great in the game and is pretty much the voice I've come to associate with Venom whenever I think of him or read his dialogue.

I do love the way Rod Wilson reads his "VENOM FANG" line.

The unknown voice actor actually did really good, a shame I don't know who it is. Props to whoever did that voice.

Hank Azaria does pretty good, but I don't think he really sounds monstrous enough. I mean an alien parasites infecting him and he just sort of sounds like an angry new yorker on steroids. Oh well, not the best, but not the worst either.

Brian Drummond sounds...a little too deep, I never thought I'd actually say that for Venom, but there you go. Same goes for Arthur Burghardt, though I do like the strange growling noises he makes. That's a nice touch.

Keith Szarabajka sounds really good and is probably in second place for me, the only thing is that I think something's wrong with his sound file, it'll only play out of the left speaker on my headphone while the rest play just fine.

Steve Blum...normally I like him, but he sounds a little too high pitched here which surprises me, he usually does deep voices really well but he just didn't do it for me here. I find the voice decent, but not suitable for Venom. Sorry Blum.

Chopper Bernet and Quinton Flynn both sound way too high pitched for Venom.

Benjamin Diskin just sounds like a whiny preteen to me, definitely doesn't fit Venom.

Topher Grace...WOW, he sounds HORRIBLE! Sure I was disappointed that he didn't speak as Venom much during the movie. But if he sounded like that? Eugh...suddenly him taking off his Venom face to talk as Brock doesn't seem like such a bad idea to me. Oddly enough he says "don't get bored" well he SOUNDS bored. Way too casual to make a good Venom.
Xaayer
said at 2:13 AM on Sun Nov 6 2011
@Metabad Thank you! Daran Norris was the quintessential venom... And not just because I grew up on that game. I grew up with Hank's Venom as well and never liked it. To me, Venom needs that deep scratchy voice so he can be evil and growl, but use the same voice to be of comfort to those he saves as a "lethal protector."
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:55 PM on Sun May 1 2011
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Shame no one knows who Mr. Unknown is, he sounds pretty good. I wouldn't mind that as a voice for Venom.
Anyway I felt some of the voices were either too deep or too high.
Author and Keither I thought were too deep for Venom while Quinton and Steven were too high (interesting I thought it was Vic Mign. was Venom in Spiderman: Friend and Foe)
My favorites are Hank and Ben though I guess I'm going with Hank just because I grew up listening to his voice.
Rocket_Giovanni
said at 11:37 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
With the effect added in the video game, Topher Grace sounds MUCH better than he did in the movie. He was a fantastic Eddie Brock, but Venom? Meh.
CrzyDemona
said at 5:27 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
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Ben Diskin is the only one not using sound tricks to get the effect. He does two voices and they overlapped them. Very talented, very hard on the voice and very well done for his part.
ninjinister
said at 6:49 PM on Tue Mar 8 2011
Thanks to the PS1 Spider-Man game, Norris is who I hear in my head when I read Venom in comics.

Also: Venom was hilarious in that game.
SM Scorx
said at 7:36 PM on Thu Feb 10 2011
To be fair, the MUA2 Venom is Mac Gargan (aka the Scorpion).
holku (Guest)
said at 4:05 PM on Tue Feb 1 2011
Arthur Burghardt to me has that mencing devilish voice I hear wheneve I see Venom
docock2099 (Guest)
said at 8:40 PM on Mon Nov 8 2010
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Benjamin Diskin. He sounds less like a monster, and more like he's actually deranged.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 1:00 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
Kieth Szarabjka is my favorite.
ryan (Guest)
said at 7:01 PM on Fri Nov 5 2010
i still can't understand why Benjamin Diskin is being voted #1. Venom should have a deeper voice, which is why I like Daran Norris. But nobody can touch Hank.
wearevenom1000 (Guest)
said at 8:59 AM on Sun Oct 3 2010
arthur! his voice is awesome!
maxspider (Guest)
said at 10:35 PM on Sat Oct 2 2010
keith sounds like a zombie to me!
lolspidey123 (Guest)
said at 7:29 PM on Sat Aug 21 2010
HAAHHHH.....! game over, hm!hm!ha!ha!ha!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:04 PM on Tue Jul 6 2010
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I was pleasantly surprised by Daran Norris and Hank Azaria's excellent performances since I only knew them for their comedic roles. (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide for the former, and The Simpsons for the latter.) Arthur Burghardt was great too. I can't choose!
arkhaminmate1024 (Guest)
said at 2:22 AM on Wed Jun 9 2010
Diskin sounds way forced,especially in the episode where he threatens to reveal Spidey's identity. Hank Azaria really nailed the character
arkhaminmate1024 (Guest)
said at 2:20 AM on Wed Jun 9 2010
@apex347
I agree with Steve Blum as Carnage. I think he can also voice the Joker and Batman.
apex347 (Guest)
said at 10:47 PM on Mon Jun 7 2010
Please Steven Jay Blaum as Carnage! Venom needs to go back to Hank. We have to all understand that Brock's mentality is caricatured by the symbiote not the other way around.
anonymous (Guest)
said at 5:57 PM on Sat May 15 2010
Daran Norris nailed it.
roberto (Guest)
said at 3:38 PM on Wed May 12 2010
Daran Norris!!!!!
christian (Guest)
said at 4:42 PM on Thu Apr 29 2010
To me Quinton Flynn Would be perfect 4 Carnage
imspidey2 (Guest)
said at 2:17 PM on Thu Apr 22 2010
My opinion:

Hank Azaria
76%
Brian Drummond
84%
Benjamin Diskin
3%
Arthur Burghardt
100%
Keith Szarabajka
97%
Steven Jay Blum
3%
Topher Grace
68%
Chopper Bernet
1%
Daran Norris
90%
Rod Wilson
54%
Quinton Flynn
2%
imspidey2 (Guest)
said at 5:59 PM on Sun Apr 18 2010
I guess Topher too.
imspidey2 (Guest)
said at 5:54 PM on Sun Apr 18 2010
Arthur, Hank, Keith, Daran, Brian and maybe Ron Wilson, because i like the deep Venom voices. It fits Venom perfect.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:08 PM on Wed Mar 17 2010
Quinton Flynn now added!
anwar (Guest)
said at 9:11 AM on Tue Mar 16 2010
topher grace actually sounds pretty good for his version of venom. should've talked like that in the movie.
lolatjeremy (Guest)
said at 9:29 PM on Fri Feb 26 2010
topher grace is the worst one...
jeremy (Guest)
said at 7:23 PM on Wed Feb 24 2010
i believe that the topher grace one is the best
czizzi (Guest)
said at 12:22 AM on Thu Jan 14 2010
Hank Azaria, without a doubt. He's the voice I hear when reading the comics.

Brian Drummond's Venom is relatively similar and would be my second choice.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:00 PM on Wed Jan 13 2010
Chopper Bernet now added

its VERY short

I'm sure there's a longer clip but I couldn't find one

anyone find a longer clip send it my way on the forums :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:03 PM on Tue Jan 5 2010
Topher Grace from spiderman 3 video game now added. I'll try and and some of the others who are still missing sometime soon.
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 5:44 PM on Mon Jan 4 2010
To marvelman:
Ever see the live-action series I think it's going into it's 10th season by now.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:37 AM on Sun Dec 6 2009
@bypasser lol totally agree, Arthur's eyes and mouth expression give him that Garrett look :P
bypasser (Guest)
said at 11:03 PM on Sat Dec 5 2009
Totally off topic but Doesn't Arthur look like Brad Garret at least in that picture, as for who was a better vemom I think they were all quite good but have to go with Hank as well
marvelman (Guest)
said at 10:17 PM on Mon Oct 19 2009
To soulcrusher:
Steve actually did Venom for the DLC for Ultimate Alliance before Spectacular as we know & love it was even announced.Though , I do agree Steve`s performance as Goblin is far superior to his performance as Venom.But then , Norman`s just a better character than Eddie all around.I mean think about it , Eddie needed The Symbiote to put 2 & 2 together while Norman actually had the brains to mix together a potion to dull the Spider-Sense , watch as Spidey unwittingly removed his mask & hit Pete with sleeping gas as he loaded `im onto his glider to take him to an abandoned warehouse & reveal his own identity before delivering the final blow.Man , that plan was pure genius!Pete was just lucky Stan The Man is the king of Deus Ex Machina endings.
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 6:38 PM on Sat Sep 5 2009
Oh and Quinton Flynn
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 6:37 PM on Sat Sep 5 2009
You're Missing:
Topher Grace
Daran Norris
James Arnold Taylor
nintenbeau (Guest)
said at 6:30 AM on Thu Sep 3 2009
Benjamin is very good but I grew up with and thought Hank Azaria was brilliant, and he was exactly what I think Eddie Brock should be.
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 5:49 PM on Sun Aug 23 2009
Steve's Venom is nothing but a slightly deeper voice of his Green Goblin
bendiskin (Guest)
said at 8:43 PM on Tue Jul 28 2009
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Hank Azaria is who I grew up with so I've gotta give props to him for making Venom so fun to watch. I actually sort of liked Brian Drummond too, but that's also because I'm a Death Note fan ;) ... But that Diskin guy comes in dead f-ing LAST. Good GOD he sucks.
fireaver (Guest)
said at 12:03 PM on Thu Jul 23 2009
btw I agree with with John, I miss Daran Norris, his Venom was really good
marvelman (Guest)
said at 11:11 PM on Tue Jul 21 2009
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It`s a tie between Ben and Arthur for me.Azaria just sounds like a pissed off New Yorker with a ton of modulation to sound alien which pretty much sums up Brock`s Portrayal in The `90s Series and many of The 616 Comics.
john (Guest)
said at 6:37 PM on Sun Jul 19 2009
Wow I had no idea Arthur was African American.
john (Guest)
said at 8:20 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
You might want to add Daran Norris he voiced him in Spiderman the videogame from Activision.
raynre1 (Guest)
said at 7:26 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
yeah, theres the one from ultimate spider-man and topher grace from the spidey 3 game
zeroprimus (Guest)
said at 5:57 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
I would love to see the videogame VAs for Venom as well.
Pokejedservo (Moderator)
said at 3:38 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
To me its a tie between Hank and Brian, but I will mention more if I can get the clips for Venom in the games.
kjhdsfhjdsfahjfjdfsj (Guest)
said at 2:24 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
I'd say it's a tie between Hank and Benjamin with Brian at dead last
fireaver (Guest)
said at 6:27 AM on Sat Jul 18 2009
I vote for Hank, but I like Benjamin too


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