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

Created by Pokejedservo on Aug 3 2009
Special thanks to Cypo for additional sound clips.
Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985)
KalibakFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
KalibakMichael Dorn
Michael Dorn
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
KalibakMichael Leon Wooley
Michael Leon Wooley


Son of Darkseid and a big burly warrior with a occasional bit of daddy issues, so far he hasn't made that many appearances that would require voice acting but he has made a pretty good impression. In Superfriends he was voiced by VA legend Frank Welker however it wasn't exactly his best handiwork. Its not really bad per say but it is rather strange to hear Kalibak with a fairly high very raspy voice, but lets just say when it comes to Frank Welker's handiwork on Superfriends I prefer his work as Darkseid.

However in Superman: The Animated Series (and Justice League) he was voiced by Michael Dorn whom quite frankly was perfect for the role. Michael Dorn's voice and performance for Kalibak was quite fitting and is another good example of how awesome the voice acting can be in the DCAU shows.

So as much as I am one of Frank Welker's fans I do have to give it to Michael Dorn here.

(Note: Michael Leon Wooley is now a direct 2nd place in my book, sure his work is still not as great as Michael Dorn but is still good nevertheless.)



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8000 Saiyans
said at 1:21 AM on Tue Dec 19 2017
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I like Frank Welker and all, but his Kalibak is too light to me. I think both Michaels sound more fitting. If I had to choose one, it'd be Dorn.
said at 8:21 PM on Thu Jun 22 2017
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Michael Dorn nuff said.
said at 4:25 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
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1. Dorn
2. Wooley
3. Welker
said at 3:10 PM on Fri Mar 25 2016
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Michael Dorn's deep and gruff sounding voice fits Kalibak like a glove. One thing interesting to note is that Dorn is the only VA whose currently voiced Kalibak to have never also voiced Darkseid.

Michael Leon Wooley is pretty good too, though he sounds a bit too well spoken for Kalibak.

Frank Welker, sadly I think he's very miscast, his light raspy Megatron sounding voice just does not mesh right with Kalibak's brutish design, I've seen bits of the show and his take never impressed me, he comes off more as annoying and grating for my liking.

I'm giving my vote to Michael Dorn.

BONUS: I think Travis Willingham or Mark Acheson could fit Kalibak rather well.
said at 6:22 AM on Wed Apr 1 2015
1) Frank Welker
2) Michael Leon Wooley
3) Michael Dorn
said at 11:09 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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Frank Welker is my pick.
said at 11:43 AM on Mon Oct 21 2013
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I wonder if Fred Tatasciore would make a good Kalibak?
Polyester Funk
said at 11:58 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Finister2 Probably. He's great at those huge, powerhouse characters.
said at 2:32 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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Michael Dorn > Michael Leon Wooley > Frank Welker.
said at 10:50 PM on Thu Jun 20 2013
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I'm going with Michael Dorn.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:39 PM on Thu Feb 7 2013
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My top vote goes for Michael Leon-Wooley. Michael Dorn and Frank Welker are all right.
said at 7:50 AM on Mon Apr 23 2012
Michael Leon Wooley reminds me of Andre Braugher's Darkseid. XD
said at 3:57 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight It Kinda Does.

How about Dorn as Darkseid?
said at 5:33 AM on Tue Dec 4 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 Nah, I don't picture Darkseid sounding like Kalibak, just like how I don't picture John Stewart sounding like Kilowog. ;-)
said at 12:02 PM on Tue Dec 4 2012
@Mr.Fennoy93 If That Happen All I Would Say is "I Am Darkseid!" :p A play on I Am Weasel.
said at 3:38 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
Going odd man out, but I think I'll go with Michael Leon Wooley for Kalibak, thoguh Michael Dorn and Frank Welker are also good.
said at 1:02 AM on Sun Apr 22 2012
@Anicomicgeek On second thought, while Michael-Leon Wooley was good, Michael Dorn was indeed better, so I'm gonna go with Dorn.
said at 8:13 PM on Sat Nov 20 2010
Michael-Leon Wooley added.
said at 3:34 PM on Thu Aug 6 2009
 2 Shout Outs!
Welker is better as Darkseid, but for Kalibak I give it to Worf.
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Who do you think has been the best from these Kalibak voice actors?
Frank Welker
Michael Dorn
Michael Leon Wooley