Brainiac
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Brainiac

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Brainiac with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Superman

Brainiac is an extraterrestrial android from the planet Colu, but in some other forms of media Brainiac is from Krypton. Brainiac is a primary enemy of Superman and with his 12th level intellect is one of the most intelligent beings in the Universe. Even if destroyed he always returns since he has backup copies of himself and has the ability to transfer his consciousness.
Created by Jackson_H on Feb 13 2010
Special thanks to Foxwolf, NCZ, UltimateCharm, TylerMirage, Music Meister for additional sound clips.
The New Adventures of Superman (1966)
BrainiacUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Challenge of the Super Friends (1978)
BrainiacTed Cassidy
Ted Cassidy
The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984)
BrainiacStanley Ralph Ross
Stanley Ralph Ross
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
BrainiacCorey Burton
Corey Burton
Superman: The Man of Steel (2002)
BrainiacEric Francis
Eric Francis
Superman: Brainiac Attacks (2006)
BrainiacLance Henriksen
Lance Henriksen
Justice League Heroes (2006)
BrainiacPeter Jessop
Peter Jessop
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
BrainiacRichard McGonagle
Richard McGonagle
Superman: Red Son (2009)
BrainiacCindy Robinson
Cindy Robinson
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012)
BrainiacTroy Baker
Troy Baker
Superman: Unbound (2013)
BrainiacJohn Noble
John Noble
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014)
BrainiacDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash (2016)
BrainiacPhil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr

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Troodon2
said at 11:52 PM on Thu Mar 24 2016
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Corey Burton, #1 Brainiac 1. Though John Noble is a close second.

Lance Henrickson had potential, but I just didn't feel it.

Cindy Robinson... Odd, but interesting.

Dee Bradley Baker, Oh Dee you had potential, in fact you still have potential for Brainiac, but even for a LEGO character it's rather too cartoony for him.

Phil LaMarr, definitely better, and even pulls off more of an Elmer Fudd attitude.

Peter Jessop, I find rather ironic since he later voiced Superman (Or coincidental, whatever floats) Anyway, he's almost identical to Corey Burton, which I like to kudos to that, and a bonus for later voicing Vision and of course Big Blue himself.

Troy Baker... Meh, not bad, just meh. But again, he has potential.

Richard McGonagle, pretty good for a Silver Age interpretation.

BONUS: Clancy Brown, voice of Lex Luthor, another Superman villain, I think he can pull off a good Brainiac; and I can name 8 other guys who can pull off a decent Brainiac performance; Steve Blum (Of course), Neil Kaplan, Jamieson Price, Robin Atkin Downes, David Sobolov, Travis Willingham, Fred Tatasciore, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
chaosincarnate
said at 5:28 PM on Sun Mar 20 2016
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Corey Burton is the overall favorite on here judging by the poll, and while he does a bang up job as a cold and calculating killer machine, he's not quite my favorite.

That honor goes to Peter Jessop. He may be emulating Corey Burton, but I think he takes it one step further by sounding scary. The more emotionless voice, and effects added make him more threatening.

I like Stanley Ralph Ross, Corey Burton, Cindy Robinson, and John Noble too, but I can't get enough of Peter Jessop. He gets my vote for sure.
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:46 AM on Thu Mar 17 2016
Okay, I thought it's time to update my thoughts on this VC.

Stanley Ross delivers one of the most underrated villain voice performances of the old days (along with Bill Martin's Shredder and Shepard Menken's Dr. Doom). His cold, calculating delivery is really unsettling and his voice has that mechanical sound that fits Brainiac perfectly.

Corey Burton "was okay, but not too menacing" I thought at first. However, that opinion changed when I heard him in Static Shock. The effects they added there helped his performance a lot, adding a more foreboding feel to it.

Ted Cassidy... boy, he doesn't sound that fitting here. He sounds too angry and pissed, which is so not Brainiac. However, I thought he did a pretty good job in the first few Challenge episodes in which Brainiac spoke, sounding like a more refined and sophisticated version of Frank Welker's Darkseid, yet adding a more factual delivery to his performance. Wish he had kept that take.

Dee Bradley Baker... yes, I know it's weird to hear Brainiac sounding like this, but I really like him. He seems to be having a ball in the role and he does fit this particular incarnation.

The whole batch of UVAs from the Filmation Superman cartoon did fit that particular incarnation well. My favorite of them would have to be the UVA from "Superman Meets Brainiac" (best guesses: Bud Collyer, Gilbert Mack and Ray Owens), 'cause I find that he showed some potential for the more standard Brainiac. The UVAs from other episodes, like the one from this clip (best guesses: Jackson Beck, Ted Knight and Ray Owens), just felt like generic computer drone voices.

Other performances that stand-out (at least IMO) are Lance Henriksen, Peter Jessop, Richard McGonagle, Cindy Robinson, Troy Baker, John Noble and Phil LaMarr. I thought they all nailed Brainiac in their own way. Cindy in particular makes me wish that Yeardley Smith played Brainiac sometime, 'cause her Brainiac sounds a lot like Yeardley's 9D9 from the NPR Return of the Jedi radio drama.

Eric Francis... forgettable!!!!
Shaun Ince
said at 3:56 PM on Wed Mar 16 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Phil Lamarr's take is, I dunno what to categorize it as. But when you compare the Lego versions, Phil is much better than Dee in this role.
Zillah
said at 11:00 AM on Wed Mar 16 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
While Phil did pull it off better than Dee, the direction that LEGO DC is taking with Brainiac is still just really... weird...
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:27 AM on Wed Mar 16 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
Phil is what Dee's performance should have been. First off, I'm against Brainiac shouldn't be a a campy villain, it just doesn't work.
However, Phil at least has a "robotic" sound to him so we can remember he is a robot. With Dee it was easy to forget.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:29 PM on Wed Mar 16 2016
Wow I'm dumb
"I'm against Brainiac being a campy villain"
Is what I meant to say.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:19 AM on Wed Mar 16 2016
 3 Shout Outs!
What are you doing Phil? This is just wrong.

*sigh* At least he's not as bad as Dee.
GreenGoblin75
said at 7:23 PM on Tue Mar 8 2016
1. Corey (DCUO and LoSH)
2. Peter
3. John
4. Lance
5. Stanley
6. Troy
7. Cindy
8. Richard
9. Eric
10. Ted
11. UVA
GreenGoblin75
said at 9:02 AM on Mon Mar 21 2016
@GreenGoblin75
I'm actually changing my vote to John Noble.
Autovolt
said at 7:20 AM on Fri Jan 1 2016
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Brainiac has had a lot of different takes over the years, sometimes he's a green skinned alien or either a fully mechanical android, either way he's the coldest and detached from humanity villains Superman has ever faced.

It's really hard to pick a favourite because there are two performances here that are fantastic. Corey Burton in The DCAU and John Noble in Superman: Unbound.

I think I slightly prefer Corey Burton mostly because he's played so many other cold machines (like Shockwave or Megatron in TFA) and yet manages to make them sound very distinct and different from each other, plus he's played him in a few other different series which I think helps. John Noble really came close though, that is a real awesome voice and performance, he needs to voice Brainiac again someday.

I also really enjoy Peter Jessop (who does a fantastic job of emulating Corey Burton), Stanley Ralph Ross, Richard McGonagle and Cindy Robinson (a really unique idea to pitch shift a female VA's voice).

Lance Henriksen I like but I feel he would fit more as Ultron instead.

The Lego voices Brainiac has I'm sorry but they aren't good. Troy sounds too grimdark, Dee Bradley Baker sounds way too annoying, I get its a lighter incarnation but they could have made him a little less silly or give him better dialogue or a different pitch of voice....ugh. I heard a slight bit of Phil LaMarr's take for the upcoming Lego Justice League DTV movie and he's only slightly more fitting but it's still not that great. Shame since I know all three of these VA's could make an excellent Brainiac.

BONUS: I'd love to see Paul Dobson take a stab at Brainiac, I've heard some of his roles that sound uncannily similar to Corey Burton's Brainiac so I figured eh why not? For a slightly more original take...Maybe Kent Williams. Probably a bit typecasting since he's Dr. Gero/Android 20 in DBZ but he could work really well. I also think Steve Blum should take a stab at Brainiac since he's voiced Lex Luthor, Darkseid and a few other Superman villains, might as well tackle Brainiac too? I think a mix of his more baritone Amon with the delivery of his Laughing Man would work.
skeletonking1234
said at 1:02 PM on Tue Dec 8 2015
So there's a new Lego Justice League movie and from what it appears, Phil Lamarr is playing Brainiac. And it seems they're trying to make him more like a robot, yet they're keeping the same style of huhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1pZ7iZxkJU
skeletonking1234
said at 1:03 PM on Tue Dec 8 2015
@skeletonking1234 *style of humor as Lego Batman 3*

Accidentally hit post a comment before I finished the sentence.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:23 AM on Thu May 14 2015
 3 Shout Outs!
I mostly stick with Marvel, but I figured I should do some stuff with DC too.

Ted Cassidy: Not a good start. He's way too stiff and that forced gruffness does not work for the character.

Stanley Ralph Ross: A little rough at times, but he's a big improvement over Ted Cassidy and just a good performance overall.

Corey Burton: I can't go against the general consensus, Corey Burton is just awesome. His delivery is so cold and unsettling. I love it and he is THE Braniac voice to me.

Lance Henrikson: I like him, but there's something about his voice that just isn't clicking right with me. He sounds almost too human if that makes sense.

Peter Jessop: What is it with Peter Jessip and robots? He's just so good at giving this unique, mechanical feeling to his voice. Braniac is nonexception to this. He's one of the best.

Unknown: Really? He sounds like a caveman. Is this for real?

Cindy Robinson: She's certainly the weirdest sounding of the voices here. I do kind of like it for that strange alien feel, although her acting is a little too weird at times.

Richard McGonagle: I'm not feeling it. He's basically just as stiff as Ted Cassidy without the forced gruffness.

Troy Baker: He's just kind of there. Not much to say.

Erin Francis: He's okay, but the filter is kind of distracting and the long pauses bother me.

John Noble: He's awesome. That deep and powerful voice is fantastic and the filter adds to it without being distracting. He's not as good as Corey Burton, but I would say he comes close.

Dee Bradley Baker: What a miscast. His voice is too light and he just sounds like a cliche, silly villain.

Overall ranking
1.Corey Burton
2.John Noble
3.Peter Jessop
4.Stanley Ralph Ross
5.Cindy Robinson
6.Lance Henriksen
7.Eric Francis
8.Troy Baker
9.Richard McGonagle
10.Dee Bradley Baker
11.Ted Cassidy
12.Unknown
Zillah
said at 11:06 AM on Mon Mar 23 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1. Corey Burton
2. Peter Jessop
3. Lance Henriksen
4. Stanley Ralph Ross
5. John Noble
6. Eric Francis
7. Cindy Robinson
8. Richard McGonagle
9. Troy Baker
10. Dee Bradley Baker
11. Ted Cassidy
12. Unknown Voice Actor
Zillah
said at 2:49 PM on Mon Mar 23 2015
@Starscreamsfan I actually thought Ross was quite good (which is why I put him as high as 4th place). He had the calculating tone down, and had a nice sound to his voice.
I don't think he's as good as Corey Burton, who just felt more natural to me (and was just a perfect fit overall), Ross was definitely a good fit for Brainiac imo.
Ross123
said at 11:57 AM on Sun Feb 15 2015
Dee is a bit of a miscast here. I find his voice rather light and hammy for Brainiac. Yes I know it's a Lego game buy still.

I don't see why Troy couldn't have reprised the role. After all, he only voiced Brainiac for a brief moment in the previous game.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 9:32 AM on Sat Feb 14 2015
Called it! (About Dee being a bad Braniac that is)
Polyester Funk
said at 10:50 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
Dee Bradley Baker sounds like a weird, kooky old guy, not an alien android, especially Brainiac.
Anicomicgeek
said at 8:07 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
You know, I get the LEGO games are lighter, but really?! That's the voice they had Dee Bradley Baker do?! That doesn't fit for Brainiac. If he did something closer to his Curt Connors, then maybe, but otherwise no.

Sticking with Corey Burton.
Zillah
said at 12:44 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
Dee's take just weirds me out.
skeletonking1234
said at 12:34 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
I love Dee to death....but what happened here? Knowing the character Brainiac this is the most out of character I've seen him and even for a Lego game, I think he sounds too goofy.

But the biggest problem to me is that the voice is extremely unfitting to the character, and I really don't hear a character is the problem, I just hear Dee. I just find it so jarring to hear that voice come out of Brainiac. I'd be fine with a higher voice if it had some sort of intelligent sound to the voice, but I don't get that from Dee. And It's not like Dee can have an intellectual voice, I've heard him do it before with characters like Curt Connors or Dr. Cruler, and if he had used one of those voices and made it sound more slimy or sinister I think it would've fit Brainiac much better.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:26 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I agree with Music Meister. Dee is miscast as Brainiac.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:51 AM on Fri Feb 13 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
While the writing for Brainiac was questionable and is at fault as well, I find Dee to be a miscast as Brainiac.
Zillah
said at 10:45 AM on Sat Feb 14 2015
@Music Meister I'd say he was both miscast AND misdirected.
loredragonmaster
said at 7:58 PM on Sun Dec 28 2014
Cassidy/Ralph Ross- They were alright voices for Golden/Silver Age Brainiac, respectively.

Burton- There is no denying that if you try reading a Brainiac quote, Corey Burton's voice is the first to come to mind, and with good reason. While it does have a very robotic feel to it, you can still sense a hint of arrogance. All in all, the ideal Brainiac voice.

Henriksen- He could have gone well for an upgraded Golden Age Brainiac, but as the one from the DCAU? Not really. Props for effort, though.

Jessop- Dang, this is actually a pretty good Brainiac. When I first heard Peter Jessop in JLH, I almost thought Burton was reprising with a little twist. But it was someone else entirely. I guess that makes him on par with Burton for me, at least.

Robinson- Why hire a female actress if all you're going to do is deepen her voice severely? For some reason, her voice reminded me of the host from Do You Want To Be A Millionaire. But if Brainiac was a chick in the original Red Son, someone respond, please.

McGonagle- An alright Brainiac voice. I think he does indeed work for the Golden Age Brainiac, but he should be given a second chance. Heck, I'm agreeing with those who say he should come back with the Grievous voice. Now THAT would be an intimidating Brainiac.

Baker- I didn't like the Doctor Claw impression, but his deep aristocratic voice was also alright. If he had more material to work with, he might have been an alright Brainiac as well.

Francis- He says "no" a lot in that clip, doesn't he? But for a Brainiac 13 voice, I think that's what I would expect to come out of his voice box.

Noble- He's completely arrogant and ego-maniacal as Brainiac in this flick. Which would be appropriate, as this version of Brainiac isn't completely computerized so much as he is a cyborg with a hard-drive mind. Another good performance, at least for this version of Brainiac.

Bradley Baker- While he's not on this list yet, I've already played the LEGO Batman 3 game. He is not a good fit for Brainiac! He portrays the same version that John Noble does, except that he shows actual emotion when he "claims" that he's an android and shouldn't be showing any. Kinda hypocritical, and since he used his standard high-pitched villain voice, not all that memorable either.
D.A.V.E.
said at 11:12 AM on Fri Feb 13 2015
@loredragonmaster Again, him showing emotion while saying he has none is part of the humor. He's a hypocrite.

That's like criticizing Ultron for having daddy issues even though he's supposed to hate humanity.
LordofEvil96
said at 6:07 AM on Thu Nov 6 2014
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I think McGonagle deserves a second chance to voice Brainiac with his General Grevious voice.
Lpfan120
said at 10:39 AM on Thu Jul 17 2014
 1 Shout Out!
It seems in Lego Batman 3 we will be getting Dee Baker as Brainiac
HyperVoiceActing
said at 3:59 PM on Tue Sep 9 2014
@Lpfan120 - As much as I enjoy Dee, I can already tell from the trailers he's a MASSIVE miscast.
Ross123
said at 10:33 AM on Thu Jul 17 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Despite voicing Brainiac in a crap movie, I'm giving my vote to Lance as I thought he did a really great job in the role.

Corey isn't my favourite here but instead he's 2nd favourite.

John is 3rd as there was something really enjoyable about his take.

Peter, Eric, Richard, Stanley & Troy all did good jobs.

Cindy having her voice altered was just cool. And to think a woman voicing Brainiac was a bad idea, proved me wrong.

Ted & The Unknown Voice Actor were just awful in every way, shape & form.
HienFan
said at 8:32 PM on Sat Jul 18 2015
@Ross123 I was just passing by from Starscream's comment about Stanley's take on this character and whoa our no.1 is the same
Polyester Funk
said at 12:32 AM on Thu Feb 27 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Corey Burton is the best Brainiac. His voice was so awesome for him.

Peter Jessop sounds quite close to Corey so he's definitely good.

John Noble sounds pretty intelligent and menacing.

Lance Henrikson was pretty good in the role, but that movie stunk.

Cindy Robinson having her voice altered like that sounds really creepy.

Based on his Cell, I wonder if Dameon Clarke would be a good Brainiac.
Archerboy58
said at 4:14 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
Corey Burton is the best. but i also liked Ted Cassidy, Stanley Ralph Ross, Lance Henriksen, Peter Jessop, and Eric Francis. Troy Baker and John Nobel were okay. the rest were bad
WoodstockProd
said at 9:06 PM on Fri Jan 24 2014
@Archerboy58 no love for John Noble?
Archerboy58
said at 4:27 PM on Sat Jan 25 2014
@WoodstockProd i said he was okay
Lion's Edge
said at 8:10 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
...Tie between John Noble and Corey Burton for me. Both played Brainiac BRILLIANTLY and choosing a superior Brainiac between the two is too hard! As for someone who I think could play a great Brainiac...

What about David Kaye?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 9:04 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@Lion's Edge David Kaye doing well in cold, calculating villain roles like this is pretty much a given. ;)
Lion's Edge
said at 10:14 AM on Sat Dec 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Yeah! I'd love to hear something similar to his Apocalypse used for Brainiac.

David Kaye is just kickass for these kinds of roles...
Polyester Funk
said at 12:33 AM on Thu Feb 27 2014
@Lion's Edge Yeah, I think David Kaye would be a great Brainiac. He is playing JARVIS on Avengers Assemble so just imagine him evil.
skeletonking1234
said at 7:05 AM on Wed Oct 22 2014
@Lion's Edge I personally think Crispin Freeman would be perfect.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:59 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
 7 Shout Outs!
1. Corey Burton - The definitive Brainiac. Manages to sound monotone yet still have power and conviction in his voice. That's hard to pull off.
2. Peter Jessop - A bit softer, but almost identical to Burton's take.
3. John Noble - His performance is like Burton's but with a deep voice and slightly more emotion.
4. Cindy Robinson - A woman's voice digitally deepened makes Brainiac sound VERY creepy!
5. Stanley Ralph Ross - The first great voice Brainiac ever had. His voice and performance is memorable.
6. Lance Henrikson - Sounds appropriate at some points, but at others he just sounds bored and stiff.
7. Richard McGonnagle - Okay for what he is.
8. Troy Baker - Sorry, but I don't imagine Brainiac should sound like Van Kleiss.
9. Eric Francis - I sense little passion in this performance, and the filter sounds awful.
10. Ted Cassidy - Sounds like a generic dumb bad guy rather than a super genius.
11. UVA - Wait, that's Bizzaro, not Brainiac!
Zekewars010
said at 5:51 AM on Tue Oct 1 2013
1. Corey Burton

2. Cindy Robinson

3. Troy Baker
Lpfan120
said at 5:58 PM on Fri Jul 12 2013
1. Corey
2. John
3. Lance
4. Peter
allthingsuper
said at 4:02 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
Corey. Lance and John Noble both do good work, but Corey Burton was born to play Brainiac.
skeletonking1234
said at 6:47 PM on Thu May 23 2013
Ted Cassidy- he has a deep calculating voice, the only problem is the voices sounds too deep and gruff to really find serious. 5/10
Stanley Ralph Ross- He gets down the calculating voice better than Cassidy and isn't as deep and gruff, but theres just something off about his performance to me and I don't know what it is. it's not bad though. 5.5/10
Corey Burton- What can I say? Burton not only took one of Supermans best villains and gave him a great voice, but gave him a fantastic personality, and it is one of Burtons best roles. 9/10
Lance Henriksen- While it isn't nearly the same as Corey, Henriksen has a great voice for the character, and he did a great job in the film. I thought his voice surprisingly fit well for Braniac. 8/10
Peter Jessop- Basically a Burton impression, but he did a top notch job at impersonating Burton, but it makes you wish Burton did the role again. 7.5/10
Unknown Voice Actor- Theres almost nothing I can say about the performance except the fact that it sounds like caveman like speech more than it does a intelligent robot. 1/10
Cindy Robinson- While I find it strange they got a woman to do Braniac, they edited her voice enough to make her sound decent in the role. I just feel her voice sounds a little too slow at points, and her voice does sound too monotone I think and sounds very boring to me. It's not a horrible performance, just not as memorable as some other performances. 4.5/10
Richard Mcgongale- Mcgongale could've done so much better I think. If they did the General Grievous effect they did in the 2003 Clone Wars series, I feel it would've worked better. 5/10
Troy Baker- The two lines seem very inconsistent and there isn't much to go off of as of yet for Braniac, so there isn't much to say. But Troy did a great job on the second line and I would like to see what he can do in the future. 8/10
Eric Francis- It isn't horrible I just feel it is waaaay to heavily edited and the actor sounds a little too calm and non emotional. Burton had the right mix of both same with Jessop, not too calm but not too non emotional. Francis just doesn't stand out among the crowd. 5.5/10
John Noble- His voice sounds very deep and gruff, but not as bad as Cassidy, and I do like the performance, I just feel the voice sounds too menacing for Braniac. 6.5/10

Overall I'll have to go with Burton on this one, with Henriksen at a 2nd place and Troy at a 3rd. but I would like to see what Troy could do with the role in the future.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:28 PM on Mon May 20 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Corey Burton and John Noble are tied for me, for the reasons others have stated below.

However, knowing Corey's range he could do the exact same thing that John did except better, only at the risk of sounding a little close to his Hugo Strange/Christopher Lee impression.

Yeah, Corey Burton pretty much owns this role however you slice it, but John Noble did a good job. Honorable mention for Peter Jossip, he was good too.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:21 AM on Mon May 20 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Tie between John and Corey.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:51 PM on Sun May 19 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Honestly it depends on the version of Brainiac with me. Corey and Peter is good as a evil emotionless machine while John is good as the one true Brainac who is more like a DC version of Galactus. I hear John in the graphic novel more than I do Corey. I'll make them my top 3.
SupremeTarantulas
said at 3:41 PM on Mon May 20 2013
@pete are good
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:06 AM on Fri May 17 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Sticking with Corey Burton, but John Noble is a close second.
Ethan
said at 6:27 PM on Wed Apr 10 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Definitely Corey Burton! That guy is a genius voice actor
VctrBnsn
said at 4:06 PM on Fri Mar 22 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Corey Burton FTW. Lance and Peter would be better if there material didn't suck, Heck, Lance may have been just as good as Corey if it weren't for that.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:11 AM on Thu Apr 18 2013
@VctrBnsn Eric Francis isn't bad either.
VctrBnsn
said at 10:04 AM on Fri May 17 2013
@VctrBnsn John Noble is probably second to Corey Burton to me.
GerPer92
said at 7:11 AM on Tue Feb 19 2013
Why nobody likes Lance? :(
He sounded pretty intimidating.
Metabad
said at 12:24 AM on Mon Feb 25 2013
@GerPer92 I personally LOVE Lance Henriksen in almost everything he's been in, but from what I've heard the movie he was in didn't give him the best material to work with.

Maybe he'd get more recognition if he reprised the role in something else, maybe something more accurate or something that doesn't involve the animated series design. But then again I haven't really seen the movie myself so...yeah.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:44 AM on Sun Mar 10 2013
@GerPer92 His delivery was off and didn't feel very robotic. Not his fault, though.
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:33 AM on Mon Mar 11 2013
@GerPer92

IMO, I think a lot of it has to do with theoverall quality of Brainiac Attacks, since that wasn't a good movie and the fact that--despite not being in canon with S: TAS--the return of the S: TAS cast outside of Corey Burton (and Clancy Brown and Lisa Edelstein). I don't think Lance is bad, but Brainiac Attacks wasn't a good movie.
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:00 PM on Mon Nov 18 2013
@Comicfan117

More or less, yeah, or at least that's that's how I view it.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:39 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
Oh man, this is tough. Other than Corey and Lance, the others just don't do it for me. I think I'll have to go with Lance on this one.
Lpfan120
said at 11:42 AM on Thu Jan 3 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
You know what's pretty cool about Burton's Brainiac? That's how he naturally sounds. Can you imagine him going through a Dunkin Donuts drive-thru and the person working there hearing Brainiac order coffee
coolgeek176
said at 12:03 AM on Sun Nov 4 2012
Corey Burton without a doubt. Peter is second in my book and Lance Henrikson was good too he just needs to voice him in a better movie or tv show.
Toady_12
said at 1:01 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Corey Burton but Cindy Robinson really impresses me as Brainiac
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:59 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
 1 Shout Out!
1. Corey Burton- Kinda hard to argue that Corey wasn't awesome. That calm robotci voice really has that "machine that doesn't think what he's doing is wrong" deal. Calm yet menacing, a good example of Corey's work.

2. Peter Jessop- A lot like Corey's, calm yet menacing with still keeping with the robotic feel.

3. Cindy Robinson- Wow, just wow. Yeah she has a lot of filter but still, she is great. She makes Brianic sound demented and less...slick as Corey and Peter but that's a good thing. Brings a creepy side to Brainiac.

4. Lance Henricksen- I think he should take another crack at the role, he was pretty good. People disliked that Corey wasn't the one voicing him but I think he sounds good but needs a different version.

5. Troy Baker- The best of the "human" looking Brianiacs, deep raspy voice yet a machine feel. He needs ore material (which he'll get in the sequel ;) )

6. Richard McGonagle- Good atmept at the monotoned feel but could have been better also could have used some effects.

7. Stanley Ralph Ross- Alright but a little bland.

8. Ted Cassidy- generic

9. Unknown- Awkward just awkward
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:04 PM on Fri Apr 19 2013
@Music Meister I'd put Eric Francis behind Troy, he's a bit too light and lacks a menacing feel
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:31 AM on Sun May 19 2013
@Music Meister John Noble is pretty good, I'd put him 4th. Ts not quite as threatening as the other ones but pretty good
Cheesyfeet106
said at 5:02 PM on Mon Jul 9 2012
Ted Cassidy: A bit generic. That’s it.

Stanley Ralph Ross: Sounded a bit more threatening than Cassidy, but still very meh, overall.

Corey Burton: He made Braniac memorable and awesome. Pretty sweet.

Lance Henricksen: Sounds completely different from burton, but still cool.

Peter Jessop: Still makes Braniac sound calm, cool and calculating. I like it.

Unknown Voice Actor: Like Cassidy, preeetty bad.

Cindy Robinson: A girl as Braniac. Who knew that it would kickass? Not too sound sexist, though.

Richard McGonagle: Still sinister as the monotone, machine Braniac.

Of course it’s Corey Burton, followed by Henricksen and Jessop, then Robinson and McGonagle, with Stanley Ralph Ross just above Ted Cassidy and the UVA.
Cheesyfeet106
said at 7:16 PM on Sat May 18 2013
@Cheesyfeet106 Troy Baker I liked, but then again he's always good.

Eric Francis is also good, the voice acting was pretty inconsistent in that game but he worked for Brainiac.

For John Noble, I'm already a fan of this movie's cast and I've yet to even watch it. Chances are I'll like John even more once I do, but for now he's pretty awesome.
shadowvegeta
said at 8:35 PM on Sun May 20 2012
1. Corey Burton
2. Ted Cassidy
3. Lance Henriksen
4. Richard McGonagle
5. Cindy Robinson
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 11:16 PM on Fri Dec 2 2011
Corey Burton, easily. He's just so sinister sounding. Stanley Ross, Petter Jessop, and Cindy Robinson are good too. The others don't cut it. I usually like Lance Henriksen, but he was miscast and wooden as Brainiac.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:28 AM on Sat Nov 19 2011
Corey Burton is the best Brainiac IMO, but Peter Jessop and Cindy Robinson are good, too. Personally, I felt Lance Henriksen was good, too; it's just he had the misfortune of being in a bad movie.
PurpleWarrior13
said at 2:07 AM on Tue Oct 4 2011
I like Corey the best.

Though I must admit. Cindy's version was actually pretty interesting. Brianiac sounded very disturbing and kinda like a science experiment. Casting a woman in the role is a very interesting concept, even if they did apply a lot of filter and leveling to her voice, even despite them having a lot of male voice actors on board!
Curt
said at 11:20 PM on Sun Feb 20 2011
Superman: Brainiac Attacks just disgusts me, I don't think it would have been as bad if they didn't recycle the S:TAS/JL/JLU character models. Just hearing Lance Henriksen instead of Corey Burton is unsettling and infuriating
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:05 AM on Sat Jan 1 2011
Cindy Robinson now added!

And I assure you all it's her, I confirmed the credit with Cindy in a PM.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:39 AM on Tue Nov 2 2010
Do you have any source that confirms that it was Jackson Beck?
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 9:38 AM on Sat Mar 20 2010
really? Cause I got a pic and sound clip that prove different.

Check the Superman/Aquaman Hour TV Show page.

You'll see Brainiac. He's green in that show.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 2:16 PM on Wed Mar 17 2010
Anyone know who voiced Brainiac on The New Adventures of Superman (60s) or The Superman/Aquaman Hour?

I have a clip and the character pic but I can't find any VA info. :(
SupremeTarantulas
said at 2:51 PM on Tue Apr 5 2011
@Jackson_H Just put Unknown Voice Actor then change it if you find out
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 5:25 PM on Tue Apr 5 2011
@pete

umm you may want to check before posting comments.

I already did what you said, ONE YEAR ago. He's already part of the voice compare. :)
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