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


Created by Pokejedservo on Thu Sep 24 2009, 39 Comments, Add Comment
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Teen Titans (2003)
BrainGlenn Shadix
Glenn Shadix
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
BrainDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
Young Justice (2010)
BrainCorey Burton
Corey Burton
DC Universe Online (2011)
BrainLeif Anders
Leif Anders

EDITOR'S OPINION

For the next villain from Teen Titans here is the Brain whom is pretty much a disembodied brain in a robotic device.

In the Teen Titans animated series he was voiced by actor Glenn Shadix (whom also voiced Brain's Lover the Gorilla Monsieur Mallah) in which his voice is basically "Steven Hawking only sinister". While you can tell that the voice modification effects that were used to make Glenn's voice robotic were probably applied pretty thickly it is still very suiting for the Brain's persona.

In Batman Brave and the Bold he was one of the many one-shot villains in the series whom is voiced by VA Dee Bradley Baker. While Dee is by all means a fine actor his work as the Brain here did give me some mixed feelings. While I did like the fact that Brain's voice in this show did have a French accent (as IIRC the Brain was actually a French man before he came well the Brain) but my only problem is that the voice was a bit too high IMO. Though still while Dee's Brain voice did give me mixed feelings his overall performance was just fine though.

Overall I like them both but I am going with Glenn a bit more here.

(Note: Corey voiced Brain in Young Justice while Leif voiced Brain in DC Universe Online. Leif's work is pretty good as a smooth and calculating mastermind with a decent attempt at a French accent. Corey's work on the role is excellent as he sounds the most menacing as an evil robotic manipulator. None of these guys are bad per say but I will clearly go with Corey Burton here.)


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Finister2
said at 2:00 PM on Fri May 30 2014
1) Leif Anders
2) Corey Burton
3) Glenn Shadix
4) Nolan North
5) Dee Bradley Baker
facundo guerra 4
said at 11:34 AM on Sun Jun 8 2014
@Finister2 Nolan North?
Finister2
said at 2:13 PM on Sun Jun 8 2014
@facundo guerra 4 He voiced L-6 in Young Justice: Episode 104, who is later revealed to be the Brain, but since North was credited as L-6, he can't make it onto the voice compare on that technicality.
facundo guerra 4
said at 2:57 PM on Sun Jun 8 2014
@Finister2 Ok thanks for clearing that up.How do you think that could be a good Brain?
Anicomicgeek
said at 8:40 PM on Sun Jun 8 2014
@Finister2

Actually, now that you mention it, why isn't Nolan North here? Roger Craig Smith's clip as Ocean Master is from when the character had the designation "L-5".
Silence
said at 12:45 PM on Sun Nov 10 2013
Glenn Shadix without a doubt. His performance as the Brain while entirely robotic, was absolutely chilling and intimidating while sounding not only intelligent, but absolutely evil. Corey Burton while not encompassing the robotic quality, still managed to make his voice intimidating and memorable. He's actually not that far from Glenn! Dee Bradley Baker was too silly to take seriously and Leif Anders was nothing special.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 12:24 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 1 Shout Out! [?]
1. Glenn Shadix - So damn chilling in this role. Sounds intelligent, robotic, and French without goign too over-the-top. Just perfection.
2. Corey Burton - A very menacing take. You can tell this is the mind of a cold-hearted French genius put in a jar.
3. Dee Bradley Baker - Very campy, but he worked for what he was.
4. Leif Anders - YAWN.
Mrguy22594
said at 10:19 PM on Mon Jul 8 2013
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Evil Stephen Hawkings was my favorite with Corey Burton being a very good successor to him.
VctrBnsn
said at 1:34 PM on Wed Apr 17 2013
RIP Glenn, he was great, but Corey gets my vote.
coolgeek176
said at 8:24 PM on Thu Sep 13 2012
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Didn't Nolan North voice him in Young Justice too.
coolgeek176
said at 5:29 PM on Mon Sep 17 2012
Also if he was a brain in a machine why would he have a french accent
D.A.V.E.
said at 9:04 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
@coolgeek176 He could have programmed it to replicate a dialect. He's a smart dude.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:59 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
Also, the character was actually a French man before he became the Brain (which is already noted in the third paragraph of the Editor's Opinion).
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:30 AM on Mon Oct 8 2012
@coolgeek176 I actually prefer Nolan's over Corey's, for some reason. :-P
coolgeek176
said at 9:46 AM on Sun Feb 17 2013
@coolgeek176 I forgot to mention that I think Glenn Shadix did the best job.
akbar264
said at 5:16 AM on Sat Aug 4 2012
The Brain is supposed to be French, so I'm going with Corey Burton, though Glenn Shadix had a cool "Stephen Hawking-esque" take on the character.
Blahman179
said at 2:09 AM on Tue Jul 10 2012
@Music Meister ...and on that note, I vote Dee Bradley Baker.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:04 PM on Sat Apr 14 2012
1. Corey Burton- I try to not vote for VAs from Young Justice but Corey was perfect. A good french accent, good amount of filter to make it feel robotic bbut not too much to distract from the performance and deep enough. All the while showing Brain's menacing and plotting side.

2. Leif Anders- The accent is okay but the filter is good and it does feel intellgent and menacing. I wish he had more lines.

3. Glenn Shadix/Dee Bradley Baker- They both lack something that makes it a good fit for Brain. Glenn shows off the inhuman/machine side but lacks the accent while Dee has the accent but is a bit too high. Perforance wise...eh, Glenn was going for a "evil Steven Hawking" so it lacks emotion which loses some points for a performance and Dee was going for a more comical performance. Neither are perfect but not really terrible.
D.A.V.E.
said at 1:47 AM on Sat Apr 28 2012
@Music Meister Just curious, but why are you going out of your way to avoid VAs from a specific show.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:13 AM on Sat Apr 28 2012
@D.A.V.E. Shows like that get a lot of bias and a lot of people vote for them just cause of the show and not always for performance
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 10:58 AM on Sat Apr 28 2012
@Music Meister Oh, YES!, Thank you! It's so depressing when voters misguidedly base their choices entirely on which show can take itself the most seriously, which usually equals voices that are hardly the least bit distinctive. You'd think comedic (or at least more light-hearted) takes would actually be more respectable than dramatic ones since they're comparatively harder to pull off well. As the old saying goes, drama is easy, comedy is hard.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:13 AM on Sat Apr 28 2012
@CatsTuxedo I do agree with that but it depends on the character. For The Brain I think a comical take doesnt fit
D.A.V.E.
said at 3:41 PM on Sat Apr 28 2012
@Music Meister You shouldn't base your vote on who's MORE popular or who's LESS popular. If you like the performance, vote, and that's it.

Though I do understand. It's baffling that EMH's Living Laser won over AA's, even though he was a small cameo in EMH compared to AA's sympathetic villain.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:18 AM on Mon Apr 30 2012
@D.A.V.E. And that's why people do tend to vote for the actors in the shows people accuse of being biased (DCAU, Wolverine & X-Men, SpecSpidey, Avengers EMH, YJ, among others) because they just happen to be the voices and performances the votes enjoy the most.

As for Living Laser, I think EMH won because:
1. Even though AA's is more developed, he's been deaged and that turns a lot of people off.
2. It's Nolan North.
Anicomicgeek
said at 6:05 AM on Mon Aug 27 2012
@Music Meister
I personally think the "evil Steven Hawking" Glenn Shadix was going for was pretty effective--and BECAUSE it lacks emotions, it's creepier, too.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:51 AM on Fri Aug 31 2012
@Music Meister What Anicomicgeek said. :-P
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:38 AM on Mon Jan 28 2013
@CatsTuxedo

Gonig for being serious isn't misguised.
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:32 AM on Sat Apr 7 2012
 4 Shout Outs! [?]
Actually, I think they're all good, but I'm gonna go with the late Glenn Shadix here.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:57 AM on Wed Feb 1 2012
 1 Shout Out! [?]
Glenn Shadix >>>> Corey Burton
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 1:20 AM on Mon Apr 30 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight This has nothing to do with bias over shows/actors, I genuinely think Glenn Shadix's is more menacing than the others.
Madness Abe
said at 7:55 PM on Fri Oct 21 2011
I actually like all of these guys. I know what people say about Dee's, but it's more amusing than threatening.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:18 PM on Sat Oct 8 2011
Burton has characteristics of both, a deep robotic feel and a french accent while still sounding threatening
pokemastanumba1
said at 2:44 AM on Thu May 19 2011
 2 Shout Outs! [?]
Glenn's voice was much cooler and 1000x more bad@$$. No offense to Dee, he's a fine actor, but the BTTB voice was just awful.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:20 PM on Tue Jan 17 2012
In the end though, Corey gets my vote.
pete
said at 3:27 PM on Tue Apr 5 2011
Corey Burton's Braniac voice would fit too
anonymous (Guest)
said at 9:34 PM on Tue Jan 4 2011
 5 Shout Outs! [?]
As with Ron's Slade, Glenn's performance really shined in Teen Titans. He had made the character sound truly evil yet retained the character's composure of cool, calm, and calculating. Dee, on the other hand (and in my honest, unbiased yet not-so-humble opinion), was absolutely horrible. If it weren't for his weird accent or his high pitch, maybe he would've gotten my vote.
d20watt (Guest)
said at 11:08 PM on Tue Aug 10 2010
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
Okay. I'm sticking with Associate Bob (Glenn Shadix).
ello (Guest)
said at 5:35 PM on Wed Jul 28 2010
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
This is no contest! Glenn Shadix
cartoonhero (Guest)
said at 4:37 PM on Mon Sep 28 2009
 3 Shout Outs! [?]
i would just like to say that batman brave and the bold kinda bugs me


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