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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Mr. Mxyzptlk with sound clips and images.


Created by Pokejedservo on Sun Aug 16 2009, 32 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to OptimusSolo, Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
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The World's Greatest Super Friends (1979)
Mr. MxyzptlkFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
Mr. MxyzptlkGilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottfried
The New Adventures of Superman (1966)
Mr. MxyzptlkGilbert Mack
Gilbert Mack
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Mr. MxyzptlkKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Superman Returns: The Video Game (2006)
Mr. MxyzptlkDwight Schultz
Dwight Schultz
DC Universe Online (2011)
Mr. MxyzptlkJ Shannon Weaver
J Shannon Weaver

EDITOR'S OPINION

Mr. Mxyzptlk, easily the quintessential trickster villain and character with a hard to pronounce/spell name. While he has had a few appearances in live action shows he has been in a couple or so animated ones too. In all throughout Superfriends he was voiced by Veteran VA Frank Welker.

Though as renowned as Frank Welker is the last time he was in a Voice Compare with one of his roles on Superfriends as Kalibak it didn't go so well. But Ol' Mxyzptlk is a role that's easily more suitable for Frank Welker's higher voices. Mxyzptlk would require a higher tone that's a nice showing of mischievousness, that's not exactly easy on the ears but quite frankly it was never suppose to. And Frank did deliver on that as its one of his better performances on the show.

In the DCAU cartoon Superman: The Animated Series he was voiced by known comic actor Gilbert Gottfried. In which in the series he is given a very scheming and obnoxious high tone of voice, gee I wonder why they would cast Gilbert Gottfried in this role huh? OK perhaps that was a little cheap but still Gilbert was quite a natural in this role for sure as it was definitely a case of perfect casting there.

So I am not sure which to pick here, both did do the role well.

Pokejedservo

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Slick
said at 5:00 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
I know Frank Welker can improve his performance! He's the Voice God!
pete
said at 1:08 PM on Thu Aug 7 2014
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Dwight sounds like he'd make a good Riddler.
BlankSlate
said at 1:25 PM on Sun Aug 10 2014
@pete You know what? Yes.
Slick
said at 4:59 PM on Wed Aug 20 2014
I bet he would, if he made his voice a bit less high.
BlankSlate
said at 7:13 AM on Thu Jun 26 2014
Hmm... Dwight sounds more refined, but Gilbert (Gottfried, not Mack) has a good script to support him, as well as making him sound wonderfully sneaky and devious.
BlankSlate
said at 3:50 AM on Tue Jun 24 2014
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It's hard to choose! They're all so annoying!
Polyester Funk
said at 12:27 AM on Thu Jun 12 2014
Gilbert Gottfried, he just has that voice that's perfect for someone who's annoying. That's a weird backhanded compliment isn't it?

Kevin Michael Richardson is really showing his range and it works well.

Frank Welker is also really good as a trickster imp that's come to annoy you.

Dwight Schultz is a little more refined than the others, but I like it. I think it suits the character well.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:14 PM on Thu Jun 5 2014
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I think Dwight needs a second chance, he's great at over the top villains
30Rockefeller
said at 6:48 PM on Mon Mar 10 2014
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I think Wallace Shawn would make a great Mxyzptlk?
Aussieroth
said at 3:50 AM on Mon Nov 4 2013
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... Is there really a competition here? Gottfried all the way
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:37 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Gibert Gottfried - Perfect casting. So abrasive and annoying sounding, which is exactly what this character should be like.
2. Gilbert Mack - The acting is pretty lackluster, but that voice is a perfect fit.
3. Dwight Schultz - Great at playing a more refined take on the character.
4. Kevin Michael Richardson - Points to Richardson for showing his range. It's so unlike most of his other roles, and it works.
5. Frank Welker - I don't think Mxyzptlk should have Go-Go the Dodo's voice.
6. J Shannon Weaver - Forced from the first line.
BlankSlate
said at 1:26 PM on Sun Aug 10 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus I also like the deviousness that GG gives to the character.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:34 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@BlankSlate Agreed so much!
VctrBnsn
said at 9:25 PM on Sun Jul 7 2013
Frank Welker - Sounds like a voice you would imagine coming out of the character. He did pretty good.
Gilbert Gottfried - His voice is iconic, and really fits this version of the character.
Gilbert Mack - OK, not as good as Frank.
KMR - Glad to see him show off his range. Still sounds a little forced though.
Dwight Shultz - Pretty good. Sounds slightly more refined.
J Shannon Weaver - OK, not very memorable like a lot of the voice acting in that game. Good effort though.
Starscreamsfan
said at 8:41 PM on Sun Jun 23 2013
Frank Welker. I had a lot of fun with his portrayal of Mxyzplk. XD
Dark Kuja
said at 4:14 PM on Mon Jun 3 2013
It has to be Gottfried because that's pretty much how he sounds. He doesn't even have to try for his voice to be grating.
FanBoy
said at 4:52 AM on Thu Apr 25 2013
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Going with Gilbert Gottfried, of course, though I have to give a big, BIG shout out to both Kevin Michael Richardson and Dwight Schultz. Both sound so great, I wish they had larger parts than a one-shot appearance and a not-that-great video game.
coolgeek176
said at 11:51 PM on Sat Nov 3 2012
Gilbert Gottfried is my pick. Kevin Michael Richardson is my second favorite because it doesn't sound like his normal voice and I think it had potential even though he had one line.
CLG
said at 12:39 PM on Sun Sep 23 2012
Gilbert Gottfried sounds like Adam Sandler.
Patrick
said at 12:10 AM on Thu Feb 16 2012
Frank Welker version of Mxyzptlk is the best. I grew up with his version.


I agree with what jrcarter posted about Welker's later portrayals being less high-pitched.

as you can hear in this

Mxyzptlk's Flick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG5GmullWj4&feature=related
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:39 AM on Tue Nov 22 2011
Gilbert Gottfried without a doubt as Mxy, though Kevin Michael Richardson was good, too.XD
Anicomicgeek
said at 3:58 AM on Tue Apr 10 2012
@Anicomicgeek I'm kinda iffy on J Shannon Weaver, but Dwight Schultz was good. Still, I'm sticking with Gilbert Gottfried.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 9:45 PM on Wed Jun 22 2011
Gilbert Gottfried just sounds so naturally comically annoying so he's perfect for this character. The other Gilbert is a close second, though.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 6:26 PM on Tue Jun 21 2011
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The Brave and the Bold clip caught me by surprise. It's the exact opposite of a typical KMR character.

I'm choosing Gilbert Gottfried.
pete
said at 2:54 PM on Tue Apr 5 2011
Am I the only one who think Frank Welker sounds like Michael Bell?
5678 (Guest)
said at 2:49 PM on Sun Jan 23 2011
Mr. Mxyzptlk was in the Superman Returns game, voiced by Dwight Schultz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uux-LCZk10g&feature=related
curt (Guest)
said at 9:56 AM on Sun Dec 26 2010
I prefer everything about the STAS version of the character, the design, the pronounciation of the name, and I happen to love Gilbert Gottfried in general
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 2:43 PM on Wed Dec 1 2010
I remember Welker's later portrayals being less high-pitched.
alonso (Guest)
said at 5:17 PM on Thu Aug 5 2010
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Personally, Gottfried does a great voice for Myxyzptlk, no matter how loud it is.
soulcrusher (Guest)
said at 7:49 PM on Tue Aug 18 2009
Is it me or does Frank's voice sound alittle like Dee Bradley Baker.
john (Guest)
said at 2:23 PM on Mon Aug 17 2009
I like both of them but I always imagine Welker's voice when reading the comics I think it suits him more than Gottfried's.
dtemplar
said at 12:54 PM on Mon Aug 17 2009
1. Both versions are annoying. Mxyzptlk reminds me of certain houseguests who overstay their welcome.

2. Voice wise:

Welker: To me, he's the definitive voice for Mxyzptlk. With his Toyman-esque voice, he sounds perfect when dealing with not only Superman, but the rest of the Superfriends.

Gottfried: His voice is unforgetable too, and his Mxyzptlk looks a lot more like his first appearance. My only problem is that I wanted to see Gottfried's Mxyzptlk using his 5th dimensional antics on the Justice League.

3. Pronounciation:

Welker: Mix-ill-plik

Gottfried: Mix-yes-pit-lick

Advantage: Frank Welker


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