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

Toyman is usually a primarily antagonist of Superman. The better known of Toyman is Winslow Schott, who first appeared in Action Comics #64 (September 1943). Winslow Schott was a toymaker who was fired from the toy company he worked for after Lex Luthor and LexCorp acquired said company. Angry and embittered, he started building dangerous weapons shaped like toys and went on a dangerous campaign to kill Luthor, which brought him into conflict with Superman and was stopped. The second Toyman first appeared in Action Comics #432 (February 1974). A man by the name of Jack Nimball took the name Toyman after Schott apparently retired. Nimball dressed in a yellow jester outfit and like Schott, used toy-based weaponry to commit crimes. His criminal career ended after Schott came out of retirement and murdered Nimball. A more heroic version of Toyman appeared in Superman #177 (February 2002). Hiro Okamura is a child prodigy and mechanical genius from Japan who helps Superman and Batman stop a Kryptonite meteor from destroying Earth.
Created by UltimateCharm on Jul 11 2012
Special thanks to Music Meister for additional sound clips.
Challenge of the Super Friends (1978)
Toyman / Jack NimballFrank Welker
Frank Welker
Superman: The Animated Series (1996)
Toyman / Winslow SchottBud Cort
Bud Cort
Justice League (2001)
Toyman / Winslow SchottCorey Burton
Corey Burton
The Batman (2004)
ToymanRichard Green
Richard Green
Superman: Doomsday (2007)
Toyman / Winslow SchottJohn DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
Toyman / Hiro OkamuraCalvin Tran
Calvin Tran
Young Justice (2010)
Toyman / Winslow SchottCameron Bowen
Cameron Bowen
DC Universe Online (2011)
Toyman / Winslow SchottMatt Hislope
Matt Hislope
JLA Adventures: Trapped In Time (2014)
ToymanTom Gibis
Tom Gibis
Justice League Action (2016)
Toyman / Hiro OkamuraKen Jeong
Ken Jeong


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said at 8:31 PM on Mon Apr 16 2018
1. Bud Cort
2. Tom Gibis
3. John DiMaggio
said at 9:45 PM on Sat Feb 17 2018
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1. Bud Cort & Corey Burton as Winslow Schott/1st Toyman
2. Frank Welker & Richard Green as Jack Nimball/2nd Toyman
3. Calvin Tran & Ken Jeong as Hiro Okamura/3rd Toyman
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:34 AM on Tue Dec 19 2017
While I like Bud Cort's rendition, I actually prefer Corey Burton. He just sounds more childlike to me.
EPA Deane
said at 7:16 AM on Thu Jul 13 2017
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"I'm ever so sorry to spoil your nice celebration, but I have a very important message to your boss Mr. Mannheim. Please tell him the Toyman is calling timeout on his little games. And don't be tardy..."

Is it's fascinating how Comical super-villains change over the years and in the case of Toyman is no exception. This was probably one of the most difficult top 5 favourite voices Lists I have done...

Here are my Top 5 Favourite Voice for him :

5. Richard Green
4. Corey Burton/ Tom Gibis
3. Ken Jeong
2. John DiMaggio/ Cameron Bowen
1. Bud Cort

Future VA Suggestions:

Quinton Flynn is a Shoe in for this part IMO. A more Childish version of His Malekith voice is a Solid fit for a Modern Winslow Schott, while a more Malevolent version of his Axel voice can work for a Silver Age version.

I also think Martin Short could be solid as well, using a more Petulant and Vicious version of his Cat In The Hat voice.

I also recommend Josh Gad, Eric Ladin, Christopher Jacot and Martin Freeman.
said at 9:06 PM on Thu Jul 6 2017
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My favorites are Corey Burton and Bud Cort.
said at 8:51 PM on Thu Jul 6 2017
1. Bud Cort
2. Corey Burton
3. Richard Green
said at 10:30 AM on Wed Jan 25 2017
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Frank Welker, Bud Cort, Corey Burton, and Ken Jeong seem to have the strongest Toyman performances here- in different ways, each of their takes has its own degree of menace without going overboard into silly territory.

All the others, to me, either go into an over the top line of delivery trying to be goofy rather than having their words come out naturally, or have this really dull and flat delivery that doesn't go with the character being a manic and disturbed person.

The weakest of the bunch for me would be Calvin Tran, who has a good voice but it seems like it's on the wrong character & has a slight accent slipping through, Tom Gibis who has the over the top delivery I mentioned in other performances but also has a strange cackle as well as a high pitched lisp that sounds too forced, and Matt Hislope who has a rather generic delivery and tone.
EPA Deane
said at 10:06 AM on Wed Jan 25 2017
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While I do find most of the New Voices in Justice League Action to be either Misdirected or Uninspired in casting, Ken Jeong's Toyman is wonderfully entertaing....

He's Easily My Favourite Voical Performance in the Show.
said at 12:50 PM on Mon Jan 23 2017
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A bit old-sounding for Hiro, but Ken Jeong was otherwise good.
said at 10:04 AM on Mon Jan 23 2017
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VC thoughts update

I really like Frank Welker the most in the role. He had a great amount of energy and you can tell he's having a ball in the role.

Second would have to be Ken Jeong. I didn't expect to like him so much in the role, and yet, his energy and his entertaining delivery just made me enjoy his performance a whole lot.

The UVA from the Filmation Superman cartoon (best guess: Gilbert Mack) is really fun in the role as well. He has a very nice creppy tone to his voice while also having a lot of fun in the role.

Bud Cort does have a cool Peter Lorre-esque delivery, though I kinda remember him sounding better in Static Shock than in the clip here.

I also love Cameron Bowen's childish performance. He has the right energy, plus, he also seems to be having his fun.

I also enjoyed Corey Burton, Richard Green and John DiMaggio in the role.

Calvin Tran, Matt Hislope and Tom Gibis just don't sit right with me. Gibis is the best of the bunch, but he can sound forced at times.
said at 9:40 AM on Mon Jan 23 2017
I like the delivery and energy that Ken brings to the character, but he sounds way too old
said at 12:51 PM on Fri Mar 11 2016
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I'll divide all of them up between who they're supposed to be.

Winslow Schott:

John DiMaggio is my favourite voice for the Winslow Schott Toyman. He gives this really creepy, nerdy and camp sounding performance which I think fits this character best.

Cameron Bowen definitely pulls off the manchild aspect of the character really well.

Bud Cort...I'm not really that big on him. Yes he does give a good performance but I don't know I'm not that fond of this version of Toyman. I'll admit he does nail the creepy aspect of the character but I find he's a little one note at times.

I actually prefer Corey Burton's rendition over Bud's. He has a more childlike attitude and still is rather creepy.

Matt Hislope sounds way too much like a loser for my liking. He kind of sounds and reminds me of Toby Determined from Gravity Falls.

Jack Nimball:

I'm giving this to Tom Gibis. He really does a fantastic job replicating Frank Welker's version from back in the day, he really gives an enjoyable performance.

Frank Welker, I found he reused this voice way too much in the Superfriends era, like also as Mr. Mxyzptlk...I dunno it loses its specialness.

Richard Green....honestly if he was Winslow Schott he'd be up there with DiMaggio. Like it's closer to how I feel he should sound than say Jack Nimball. He's a good Toyman but is voicing the wrong version of the character.

Calvin Tran is a different version of the character, a heroic young kid version. He's perfect for this version but he's really at a disadvantage since their is no other VA's for this version of the character.

Overall I think I'll go with John DiMaggio on this one.

BONUS: Eric Bauza as any version. He could nail all three versions if he really wanted too.
said at 5:17 AM on Sun Mar 15 2015
Corey Burton's makes me think of Paul Rebuens' Bat-Mite.
said at 4:37 PM on Thu Jan 15 2015
Personal favorites are

the ones from Bruce Tim's DCAU (Bud Cort and Corey Burton) and Cameron Bowen.

Honorable mention goes to John DiMaggio even though his performance is reminding me a little bit too much of Bender. Not only with the voice ,but with the personality
Polyester Funk
said at 12:45 AM on Thu Jun 12 2014
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Bud Cort was really eerie as Toyman and that mask with its permanent smile helped too.

Corey Burton does a good job of channeling Bud, yet also doing something a little different.

Frank Welker was a lot of fun as Toyman.

Tom Gibis is channeling Frank's version and doing it very well. The designs are similar so it makes sense.

Cameron Bowen was OK. I give him props for sounding so different from his Robin.

John DiMaggio sounds like a creepy, child predator, but he's too gruff.

Toyman's design in Superman/Batman: Public Enemies looks like Gizmo from Teen Titans with hair.
said at 4:11 PM on Thu Jan 30 2014
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I'm changing to Tom Gibis. While I do love bud Corts serious and creepy portrayal. I can tell Tom is having so much fun in this role, and his voice fits the immature manchild fantastically well. Plus I just love the characterization of him in JLAATIT
said at 8:00 PM on Sat Jan 25 2014
Wow, had no idea that was Tom Gibis. Sticking with Bud Cort, though.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:49 PM on Sat Jan 25 2014
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Tom Gibis is pretty good, he's the childish version but did seem to not only be funny but could have gone creepy
said at 6:48 PM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@Music Meister Sounds kinda like Frank Welker, no idea it was him... mainly because he generally did anime and well... I don't watch alot'a anime so...
said at 4:19 PM on Tue Dec 24 2013
Frank Welker will always be Toyman to me. Richard Green, Calvin Tran, and Matt Hislope were good to.
the DCAU Toyman actuality turned me off from the character for awhile
said at 11:30 AM on Mon Oct 21 2013
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I wonder if Tom Kenny would make a good Toyman?
said at 7:34 PM on Mon Apr 3 2017
@Finister2 I could certainly see Tom Kenny as Jack Nimball using his Mumbo voice maybe
said at 3:49 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
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1. Bud Cort - An incredibly creepy voice. Sounds like a precise balance between a child and an adult, and the delivery is spot on.
2. Corey Burton - Imitates Bud Cort, but also makes it sound his own. Very well done.
3. Richard Green - A Wallace Shawn impression, which is how I imagine Toyman to sound.
4. John DiMaggio - Sounds like a creepy, menacing child molester, but the voice is a bit too naturally gruff.
5. Frank Welker - Frank clearly enjoyed himself in this role, and he fits the childish jester persona well.
6. Cameron Bowen - Average. Does sound convincingly like a manchild.
7. Matt Hislope - TRIES to sound like a manchild, but his tone has no range. He's stuck on whiny mode.
8. Calvin Tran - I wanna hear ToyMAN, not Toy Boy!
said at 1:40 PM on Wed Apr 17 2013
Bud Cort, Richard Green, and Cameron Bowen.
said at 1:11 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@VctrBnsn What did you like about Cameron? It isn't but not as good as the others. I wish Peter MacNiol played him. Officially he didn't but Professor Ivo was a bit Toymanish.
said at 1:12 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@VctrBnsn Never mind the Cameron part. I did think it was Jason though. What did you think of Corey.
said at 9:48 AM on Thu May 30 2013
@pete I think Cameron worked pretty good for the little part he got. He has higher points for me because I couldn't tell he was Robin's voice actor.

As for Corey, he was an OK Bud impression, but it was a tad bit forced.
said at 3:50 PM on Tue Oct 8 2013
@pete I like that Cameron's young but deepened his voice so that he actually sounds convincing as an overgrown kid.
said at 11:31 PM on Mon Mar 4 2013
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I thought that was Jason Marsden lol.
said at 10:59 PM on Fri Feb 1 2013
I'm going with Bud Cort. He was pretty creepy as Toyman. John iMaggio is good too. Calvin Tran is good as the Hiro Okamura Toyman.
said at 2:55 PM on Mon Mar 4 2013
@coolgeek176 I didn't know that was Cameron. It doesn't sound like his Tim to me. I don't really like it. I'm sticking with Bud Cort.
said at 8:56 AM on Thu Jul 12 2012
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Bud Cort. Just...Bud Cord. That episode was so sad. ;(
said at 11:59 AM on Thu Jul 12 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight *Cort
said at 8:37 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
one question, what about the toyman for the plastic man cartoon that's listed on the superman forum as well? Also i pick bud colt, he's creepy voice is very fitting.
said at 8:21 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
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I prefer Corey Burton as he has more childish lines like "Rain rain go away little Johnny wants to play" or "Superman go bye bye". I wished he played him more in some non DCAU material. That said I like Bud Cort as well as he seems like a creepy killer doll. John Dimaggio is a great creepy Toyman as well but his is more deranged in addition to creepy. I don't really like the non-creepy versions but out of them Frank Welker was the best as his sounded like a trickster which his version was.
said at 7:00 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
I prefer a creepy version of the Winslow Schott Toyman and in that regard, I'm gonna go with John DiMaggio. Yeah, Bud Cort's version was creepy, too, but I thought John DiMaggio's was creepier, so I'm going with him. Corey Burton was okay, but not anywhere as creepy as DiMaggio or Cort. I also liked Calvin Tran as the Hiro Okamura Toyman

I really don't like Matt Hislope and Richard Green as Toyman. Something about them donesn't feel right, even for not-so-creepy versions.
said at 8:27 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
@Anicomicgeek If Toyman isn't it something as good he won't be as good neither will he be as creepy. At least that's the way it seems to me.
said at 2:29 AM on Tue Dec 4 2012

On second thought, Bud Cort is indded better, so I'm changing my vote to him.
said at 1:19 AM on Mon Mar 4 2013

I liked Cameron Bowen as Tim Drake; I don't like his Toyman. Yeah, I'm sticking with Bud Cort.
said at 6:50 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
Normally, I should go with the original Bud Cort, but for some reason Corey did a very good imitation and was a little more of a "toy" with the character, so i guess Ill go with him.
said at 8:22 PM on Wed Jul 11 2012
@AMT Yeah he sounded more childish than Cort.
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