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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Magneto with sound clips and images.
Magneto A.K.A. Max Eisenhardt and Erik Lensherr is a Jewish holocaust survivor and is also the X-Men's most prominent enemy. Magneto is a very powerful mutant who has the ability of magnetism manipulation and has genius intellect. Magneto is also the founder of the Brotherhood of Mutants.




Created by Foxwolf on Fri Jul 10 2009, 183 Comments, Add Comment
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Pryde Of The X-Men (1989)
Magneto / Erik LensherrEarl Boen
Earl Boen
X-Men (1992)
Magneto / Erik LensherrDavid Hemblen
David Hemblen
X-Men Evolution (2000)
Magneto / Erik LensherrChristopher Judge
Christopher Judge
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Magneto / Erik LensherrTom Kane
Tom Kane
X-Men Legends 2: Rise Of Apocalypse (2005)
Magneto / Erik LensherrRichard Green
Richard Green
X-Men Legends (2004)
Magneto / Erik LensherrTony Jay
Tony Jay
X-Men: Next Dimension (2002)
Magneto / Erik LensherrFred Tatasciore
Fred Tatasciore
X-Men: The Official Game (2006)
Magneto / Erik LensherrDwight Schultz
Dwight Schultz
Fantastic Four (1978) (1978)
Magneto / Erik LensherrJohn Stephenson
John Stephenson
The Super Hero Squad Show (2009)
Magneto / Erik LensherrMaurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1994)
Magneto / Erik LensherrGeorge Buza
George Buza
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
Magneto / Erik LensherrChristopher Gaze
Christopher Gaze
X-Men (1992)
Magneto / Erik LensherrUnknown Voice Actor
Unknown Voice Actor
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Magneto / Erik LensherrMichael Rye
Michael Rye
X-Men (1992)
Magneto / Erik LensherrKyle Hebert
Kyle Hebert
X-Men: Destiny (2011)
Magneto / Erik LensherrBill Graves
Bill Graves
Iron Man: Armored Adventures (2009)
Magneto / Erik LensherrRon Halder
Ron Halder
The Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012)
Magneto / Erik LensherrJames Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor
Marvel Super Heroes: The Video Game (1995)
Magneto / Erik LensherrLorne Kennedy
Lorne Kennedy
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
Magneto / Erik LensherrTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham
Marvel Heroes (2013)
Magneto / Erik LensherrJames Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
Magneto / Erik LensherrNolan North
Nolan North

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Starscreamsfan
said at 10:41 AM on Mon Nov 17 2014
My Top 5:

1) Boen
2) Rye
3) Taylor
4) North
5) Kane

I also liked Green, Jay, Tatasciore, Stephenson, LaMarche, Gaze, Hebert, Halder and Willingham.
Fairfieldfencer
said at 5:53 AM on Sun Nov 16 2014
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I think Corey Burton's Christopher Lee impression might work well with Magneto.
Megnoman
said at 5:51 PM on Thu Nov 13 2014
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you people are crazy, i love tom kane, but he really sucks as magneto >,
Lpfan120
said at 9:06 PM on Thu Nov 13 2014
Really? Damn, I guess my opinion was all wrong...
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:23 PM on Mon Oct 20 2014
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Would Michael Ironside be a good Magneto or would he sound too young for Magneto?
Shaun Ince
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
My Top 3 Magneto voices

1.Tom Kane
2. James Arnold Taylor
3. Nolan North
atlien
said at 11:00 AM on Mon Sep 15 2014
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I seriously think there is a bias for all actors from wolverine & the x-men.
The Doctor
said at 2:07 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
@atlien Or, you know WatXM simply had awesome cast.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:23 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
@The Doctor That doesn't exactly debunk his point :|
The Doctor
said at 9:25 PM on Wed Sep 24 2014
@CatsTuxedo While I don't deny that people voting actors based on show being a thing, I do believe that people are making it out to be bigger problem than it really is.

First of all, popular show isn't always winning in the voice compares. If we use WatXM as a example, there are currently 13 voice compares were actor from WatXM isn't winning.

Second, we should keep in mind and that sometimes actors have played character multiple times and clip used just happens to be from the popular show. Everyone loved Steve Blum as Wolverine way before WatXM, but since his VC clip is from the show, it might seem like one more strike for "WatXM-bias-camp."

Thirdly, you are forgetting that voice compare polls are huge popularity contests to begin with. Heck, you could argue that it's kinda like Jack Nicholson vs. Heath Ledger debate. Either is objectively speaking any worse than the other. It just comes down to who you personally prefer.

And lasty, I think that those who complain about people voting their favorite shows, aren't really better than people they are criticizing. No offence, I admit getting annoyed myself when in some polls people are voting actors based on nostalgia rather than any real talent, but is saying that "I don't personally like this show, so actor from it doesn't deserve votes." any better than "I love this show, so actor from it deserves all votes in the world!"?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:47 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
@The Doctor Wow. :) And you say English ISN'T your first language, right?
The Doctor
said at 8:59 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
@TylerMirage You make me blush =)
Archerboy58
said at 9:28 AM on Fri Sep 5 2014
If Magneto is supposed to be Jewish, then why is Tony Jay the only Jewish person to play him
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:28 AM on Fri Sep 5 2014
@Archerboy58
You don't need to be Jewish to play a Jewish character
Archerboy58
said at 10:47 AM on Fri Sep 5 2014
@Music Meister true
SideBurn
said at 6:39 AM on Sat Aug 30 2014
Tom Kane and Tony Jay are so good! I can't really choose but I'll go with Kane
RabidSonicFan
said at 4:59 PM on Thu Jul 31 2014
John Stephenson - Sounds like a typical villain, but Magneto WAS a typical villain during this time, so I can't really fault him for that.

Michael Rye & Earl Boen - Total hams, the both of them.

UVA & Kyle Hebert - The dialogue and performance mesh together to create something wonderfully awful. Truly entertaining to listen to.

David Hemblen - The beginning of a more somber Magneto; he's a bit more subdued than most of the others, but I still think he does a pretty good job.

Lorne Kennedy - He sounds like a Mexican luchador.

Christopher Judge - Like Hemblen, he kind of lacks the usual gravitas that comes with being Magneto, but he makes up for that by being pretty menacing.

Fred Tatasciore - He's fitting for the character, though he kind of blends in among the crowd.

Tony Jay - As usual, the late great Tony Jay has a very commanding presence, befitting of the Master of Magnetism.

Richard Green - A decent replacement, I guess; he lacks the extra "Oomph" that Tony gave, though.

Christopher Gaze - Not terrible, but not memorable either.

Dwight Schultz - An okay impression of Ian McKellen.

Tom Kane - He has a great gravitas to his voice and reminds me of Ian McKellen, who I think is the definitive actor of Magneto and am disappointed that he never voiced the character as well.

Maurice LaMarche - I like him; I think he could definitely work in a more serious interpretation as well.

Bill Graves - He's pretty good; his performance kinda reminds me of Christopher Judge's.

Ron Halder & Travis Willingham - He's a'ight.

James Arnold Taylor - I like James, but I think he did a much better job in Marvel Heroes.

Nolan North - He sounds more youthful, but it's a fun performance; as usual, Nolan put a good amount of energy into it.
atlien
said at 1:11 PM on Wed Jul 30 2014
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I voted for Bill Graves, I also like Chris Judge, and James Arnold Taylor in '13 not '12. Tom Kane is nice, but I get tired of the idea that Magneto just HAS to be british, his character is originally from Germany.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 7:53 PM on Sat Jun 28 2014
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My vote goes to Tony Jay!
Netherman14
said at 6:18 AM on Sat Jun 14 2014
I'd like to see Michael Fassbender take a chance at voicing this character.
Ross123
said at 9:42 AM on Sat May 31 2014
Tom Kane is the BEST Magneto here for me.

Most of these guys are not what I imagined Magneto sounding like but most of them do really well.

Others such the earlier voices sound terrible but that's just my opinion anyway.

Nolan has to be 2nd for me, again opinions but I just really liked his take. Thought that was worth mentioning.
BlackSwordfish2419
said at 8:04 PM on Thu May 29 2014
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I wish I can vote for Sir. Ian for Magneto, him or Michael Fassbender.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:18 PM on Wed May 14 2014
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1. Tom Kane
2. Dwight Schultz
3. David Sobolov
4. Ron Halder
5. James Arnold Taylor
6. Fred Tatasciore
webmastersage
said at 6:36 PM on Thu Apr 10 2014
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Corey Burton should voice Magneto someday....
Fairfieldfencer
said at 4:06 AM on Thu Feb 13 2014
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I'd like to see Buza have a proper stab at Magneto.
MaskedMarvel89
said at 8:10 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
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1. Tom Kane
2. James Arnold Taylor
3. Bill Graves
4. Fred Tatascore
5. Richard Green
6. Tony Jay
7. David Solobov
Archerboy58
said at 7:45 AM on Tue Jan 7 2014
I'm voting for Teal'c
chaosincarnate
said at 9:05 PM on Mon Dec 23 2013
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I think my top 5 for this voice compare would have to be:
1-: James Arnold Taylor: Captures the essence of Ian Mckellen's version without directly impersonating him. JAT really showed off his range here, the accent is the best here, and he made Magneto sound like a wise, intimidating mutant that is a force to be reckoned with.
2-: Bill Graves: A perfect fit for the current, more Anti-Heroic Comics version. A bit light, but you can just hear the power to him. Perfect for the weary, aged Magneto.
3-: Ron Halder: I would like to hear more of him. He does great for the completely villainous take, due to his sinister and powerful tone.
4-: Maurice LaMarche: Surprisingly awesome coming from the Super Hero Squad Show. It's another Villainous version, but he sounds a bit light enough where he could also work for another version. I would like to see him reprise the role with much more serious material.
5-:Tony Jay: A bit posh for the role, but it still sounds commanding if not a bit too old for Magneto. RIP.

The UVA from Marvel Nemesis, Richard Green, Fred Tatasciore, and David Sobolov are also good, but they all sound a tad bit too young and/or light for the role. I also like Tom Kane in the role, but he doesn't have enough of a presence and feels a bit generic from him, making him really over rated IMO. Almost everyone else here does a good job, but what keeps me from fully enjoying them is that they feel a bit miscast (Christopher Judge) or I need to hear more of them, in spite of how spot-on they sound(Dwight Schultz).
Fulgore2005
said at 4:38 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
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My favourite here is Tom Kane. His take is how I imagined a menacing villain with the character of a war veteran and Brotherhood leader to sound like. I liked his MvC3 performance the most too.

JAT and Sobolov come close in this comparison too.
Comicfan117
said at 12:08 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@Fulgore2005 I also liked the tint of Sir. Ian McKellan
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:36 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014
@Fulgore2005

"Perfection".
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:50 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
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Is it just me, or is David Sobolov's a little reminiscent of Nolan North? Particularly his "You've arrived just in time to see me, and my island, RISE!!!" line?
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 10:56 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy I've been seeing that all over, I am actually thinking that it is Nolan North.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:01 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
@solidejake David did say he was Magneto on his Facebook. What I'm thinking is that he did lines for Magneto early on, but was replaced by Nolan North. Unless David actually can do a very good Nolan North-esque voice.
solidejake (Moderator)
said at 11:06 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
@Nightmare Crusher That's what I am thinking as well. I mean in the world of voice acting, that is very possible. Not knocking the range of David one bit, but I don't know if he's able to sound like that. I'll review it with the team.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:07 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
That sounds like Nolan North to me too.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:17 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
@Nightmare Crusher Some poeple have thought he played Mysterio and David just made a typo.
I've seen the Mysterio mission and the dialog is not clear, too much background noise to really hear the voice.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:48 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
Wow. I didn't think this would become so widely speculated. I'm curious to see if it turns out to be Nolan after all.
rosebr10
said at 10:11 PM on Sat May 17 2014
@Music Meister
This one sounds pretty clear to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdsJ2V5Yfm4#t=3m52s
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:15 PM on Sat May 17 2014
@rosebr10 Yeah, Mysterio's voice sounds like David.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:41 PM on Sat May 17 2014
All right, so David Sobolov made a mistake and actually voices Mysterio, and Nolan North is the real Magneto voice. Case closed?
Shaun Ince
said at 4:43 PM on Mon Oct 13 2014
@NCZ I did ask Nolan North on Twitter & he confirmed that he did voice Magneto in Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:08 PM on Mon Oct 13 2014
@Shaun Ince Okay, so case SUPER closed. Conan Edogawa would be proud.
DVJ
said at 10:54 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
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My favorites are Tom Kane,James Arnold Taylor,Dwight Shultz,Fred Tatasciore and Bill Graves

Maurice LaMarche and David Sobolov are also quite good,i would like to seem them do a serious potrayel of Magneto

Ron Halder is decent

Christopher Judge and Richard Green are meh

David Hemblen and Earl Boen dont sound right to me

Travis Willingham and the 2 unknowns-COMPLET MISCASTS!
VctrBnsn
said at 4:09 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
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David is pretty good, but I would have loved to have heard Tom Kane here. People say he sounds too cartoony, but that could of worked better in this game.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 3:57 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
David is petty good. Still sticking with James Arnold Taylor though.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:12 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
David is alright, I like his delivery on some lines whether it be comical or sinister but its a little too young sounding.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:05 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
David's pretty good, though I'm sticking with Tom.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:51 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
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David Sobolov sounds pretty good! I still prefer JAT, but it's nice to hear David Sobolov show his range some.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:44 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
David confirmed on Facebook it was him as Magneto, I don't wanna hear "It's clearly Nolan North" from anyone.
VctrBnsn
said at 4:06 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
@Music Meister It's clearly Nolan North.

Sorry, had to do it. Just a simple quip, not a sign of disrespect.
spider-batmanx12
said at 3:26 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
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tom kane is an excellent magento. but, if kent Williams voiced magneto, it'll give the character a lot more depth
Lpfan120
said at 4:33 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@spider-batmanx12 Kent Williams as Magneto? THAT, I'd love to hear!
MG1988
said at 2:59 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
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Tom Kane really is overrated IMO, a good McKellen impersonation but really lacks power. Hemblen or Jay for me.
chaosincarnate
said at 5:42 PM on Mon Nov 4 2013
James Arnold Taylor wins this one for me, but Fred Tatasciore and Bill Graves are both very close behind. They all capture the age and accent perfectly. Tony Jay sounds a little too old IMO, David Hemblem feels a bit miscast, and Tom Kane is over rated because the voice isn't very unique and feels a bit too high. No one else is really worth mentioning, they range from adequate to just plain unfitting.
chaosincarnate
said at 1:44 PM on Sun Nov 3 2013
I'm pretty sure the UVA from Marvel Nemesis is David Kaye, it sounds a lot like his Professor X voice.
Metabad
said at 10:15 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@chaosincarnate It sounds a lot more like Robin Atkin Downes to me.
pete
said at 12:02 PM on Sat Nov 23 2013
@chaosincarnate It does and David was in the game as Daredevil so if he was credited for that but not Magneto for whatever reason...

A confirmation from David Kaye himself would help.
spencermalley935
said at 11:55 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
James Arnold Taylor makes a great Magneto, Still going with Tom Kane.
mdalsted
said at 7:07 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
I get the feeling Tom Kane is supposed to sound kind of like Ian McKellen. Regardless, he does a great job at playing Magneto.
HyperVoiceActing
said at 12:41 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
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Wow. JAT really surprised me with Magneto. I was afraid his voice would be higher pitched than that.

Though I still have to say Tom Kane is probably my favorite. Him and Tony Jay (God bless his soul)
Lpfan120
said at 10:19 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
Bill Graves kinda sounds like David Bateson (Agent 47)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 2:54 AM on Fri Aug 23 2013
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JAT in Marvel Heroes sounds more like how I imagine a JAT-voiced Magneto to sound. Still sticking with Tom, though.
chaosincarnate
said at 7:45 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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Wow.... I'm pleasantly surprised by JAT! Not sure if I should change my vote to him or stick with Bill Graves.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 1:54 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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Changing my vote to James Arnold Taylor.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 2:11 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
Also Corey Burton as Magneto, anyone?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:39 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
@WWEFAN12ization That would work alright, but it would be really obvious typecasting and it would probably sound very similar to either his Hugo Strange or Count Dooku. I would rather see more actors I didn't expect to sound great like JAT play Magneto than Corey.
pete
said at 4:10 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@WWEFAN12ization We had a discussion about that on here somewhere.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 5:35 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@pete Don't know that.
WWEFAN12ization
said at 1:50 PM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Good point.
Punisher
said at 1:22 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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UVA sounds like David Boat's Thor.
coolgeek176
said at 1:10 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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JAT did a lot better in Marvel Heroes.
pete
said at 4:09 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@coolgeek176 To be fair he didn't have many lines in Battle For Earth.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 1:04 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
James Arnold Taylor... hello new favorite!
GothamRed
said at 12:33 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
I like James, but he's a bit inconsistent, even in marvel heroes. But he's by no means bad.
pete
said at 12:24 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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JAT sounds like Corey Burton. Like Dooku and Obi-Wan mixed together. Great job. Hope he gets to play him with more material. I prefer him over Tom Kane who I think it is overrated.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:17 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
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Unknown (who personally sounds like Travis Willingham to me) does alright, maybe a little too young but he does sound powerful but not that evil. He could work on less comical media.

James shows why more material can make a difference, he sounds powerful and has some great delivery. He also sounds a little young though for some one who was around doing WWII but hey still awesome
VctrBnsn
said at 12:21 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
@Music Meister You took the words out of my mouth. I had the exact same thoughts, from unknown sounding like Travis, to JAT being MUCH better. I'm glad he's getting more villainous roles, especially with his casting as Leader in SMASH.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:33 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
@VctrBnsn Seriously, JAT doesn't get as many chances to show his villain roles
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:41 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
@Music Meister I'm 99.9% sure that is indeed Travis.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:44 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
@NCZ Yeah, it sounds like his Mastermind voice from the X-Men anime
corbenfan84
said at 11:05 PM on Tue Jul 23 2013
to me David Hemblen is the only magneto
VctrBnsn
said at 1:18 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
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I thought Bill Graves sounded familiar. He narrates Border Wars on National Geographic.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:56 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
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A side note: if Ian McKellen was on here, I'd vote for him in a heartbeat. But, alas, I'll stick with Tom.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:51 PM on Sat Mar 9 2013
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Tom Kane's voice has the most personality, so I'm going with him for now. Of course though, I'm not that familiar with X-Men in the first place.

Question for anyone reading, do any of you guys think Ed Blaylock would make a good Magneto? If anyone's seen Fullmetal Alchemist he was King Bradley, and he did a good job of sounding like a charming, inspiring, friendly, and determined leader. When he revealed his true identity and got angry he could sound bone chillingly imposing. I think that would be a great Magneto, what do you guys think?
The Doctor
said at 1:35 AM on Thu Mar 14 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy After checking out some of his work from youtube yeah, I could see it work.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 2:52 PM on Thu Mar 14 2013
@The Doctor Thank you for taking the time to check into it!
coolgeek176
said at 6:11 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
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I'm going with Tony Jay.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:46 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
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Earl Boen- A bit too light and toward the end he sounds forced. Performance wise he's okay, a bit generic though.

David Hemblem- Also too light but bit more natural than Earl.

Christopher Judge: okay this WAY too deep, Magento should have a deep voice but that's a bit too deep and sounds way too evil. Magneto should have a power in the voice but at the same time sound like some one poeple can trust. I will say he does sound powerful so while he's not perfect he's still okay.

Tom Kane: SOrry but I feel this is another voice that's a bit overrated. Basically my complaint is the opposite of what I said to Christopher Judge, Tom sounds kind and like a gentleman but he lacks a feel of power or command in his voice, something that tells me this guy you do NOT want to f*** with. Performance wise he has some great delivery but I felt Tom has done better.

Richard Green: Again, too light and lacks any power to the voice and is a but generic.

Tony Jay: Yes, it's perfect. He sounds kind and like a genetleman but he has a deep commanding voice, Tony was a bit typecasted but clearly he was the right choice for the role.

Fred Tatasciore: Surprisingly really good, lighter from what he normally does but not too light. I like he did a british accent for the role and he sounds powerful but still not completly evil.

Dwight Schultz: A pretty good impression and he does sound powerful but not completly evil but I wish he tryed to make the role his own.

John Stephenson: it's pretty generic, voice wise and performance wise.

Maurice LaMarche: Eh...I guess it's okay but I think he should try Magento in a show less comical.

Lorne Kennedy: could have been better, I like the raspy voice but sounds too soft and a bit too evil.

Unknown Actor 1: Eh, too light and some of his delivery seems off.

Unknown Actor 2: He's trying WAY too hard

Micheal Raye: Too hammy and light.

Kyle Hebert: Not bad, an improvement from Unknown 2 but not really great.

Bill Graves: He's great, he talks softly but you can feel the power in his voice. Really well done, he should reprise his role.

Ron Halder: Some have complained that Ron is too creepy but I think it adds something. He sounds like he can do softer moments but man does he do menacing well.

James Arnold Taylor: He sounds too young but when he talks calmly he does sound like he has potential. I think he should have another crack at the role, he needs more lines.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:49 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
My top picks are Tony Jay (RIP), Fred, Bill Graves and Ron Halder
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 6:56 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
@Music Meister

I think a lot of the love for Tom's comes from how, for most people, Ian McKellen is the perfect Magneto, and Tom Kane does great at emulating Ian without sounding like he's doing an impression, and adding his own interpretation. Kinda like what James Arnold Taylor does with Obi-Wan Kenobi.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:55 AM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@Music Meister

Plus, I do think Tom makes Magneto sound menacing and powerful, so I disagree with you there.

*AND APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE FOR BUMPING AN OLD THREAD*
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:10 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight His voice is too soft
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:56 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
@Music Meister So you're saying McKellen sounds soft?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:00 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Tom Kane does because he's not doing a spot on impression and even if he was he wouldn't make the role his own and thus he still wouldn't be in my top picks
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:05 PM on Thu Aug 8 2013
@Music Meister The actual Lorne is a bit too typical villain, sounding too evil and also a bit too high
coolgeek176
said at 12:23 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
JAT sounded a little too young.
Torak
said at 1:47 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@coolgeek176 Ditto :)
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:17 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
JAT needs more lines but based on what I could fine he's okay, he sounds a bit too young when he yells but when he's calm he sounds like he has potential
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:30 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
JAT's been added.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:34 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
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I think Bill Graves gave the most believable performance, probably because he's not a voice actor I can instantly recognize. But I will always have a soft spot for Tom Kane.
LordofEvil96
said at 2:21 PM on Fri Jan 25 2013
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Does anyone think that Corey Burton would make a good Magneto?
Mrguy22594
said at 2:48 PM on Mon Feb 11 2013
@LordofEvil96 Him or if Ian Mckellen finally decided to voice Magneto. Magneto, Cerebro, Magneto.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:32 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
@LordofEvil96 It will happen, IT MUST!
LordofEvil96
said at 9:18 AM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@VctrBnsn It has to happen. Especially when you look at how very few Marvel characters Burton's voiced.
VctrBnsn
said at 4:14 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@LordofEvil96 There was a time when I thought Corey Burton wasn't ALLOWED to voice Marvel characters. I had no grounds for the assumption, I just never have seen him in one.
LordofEvil96
said at 4:54 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@VctrBnsn He's only voiced one marvel character. He voiced The Lizard in the 1981 Spiderman series.
VctrBnsn
said at 5:27 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@LordofEvil96 I thought he also had a credit in Wolverine and the X-Men.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 12:57 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 Yeah, that always struck me as odd.
LordofEvil96
said at 6:24 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight It's almost as if he's told by his agent not to voice Marvel characters.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 10:25 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 Holy crap, you guys are right. I had never noticed how few Marvel characters Corey has voiced. Definitely seems strange to me, ha ha. Magneto, Kang, Odin, he just seems like a good fit for so many.
pete
said at 3:51 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 We had a discussion down below about it.
pete
said at 3:53 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 Ultron would be great even if was his Brainiac. Same goes for Vision. Dr. Strange and Baron Mordo would be cool as well as Silver Surfer, Terrax, and Galactus.
pete
said at 3:54 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 h and does he or VA's as a whole even have agents. I thought they auditioned on their own for the most part unlike live actors.
LordofEvil96
said at 5:15 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@pete Oh, I never knew that.
pete
said at 9:11 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@pete Forgot what the h and part of my above comment was supposed to say so his is a correction.
pete
said at 9:12 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@pete I could be wrong. BTW I didn't mean to reply to you 3 different times. The comment about what roles Corey Burton could play was meant for TylerMirage.
pete
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@TylerMirage My comment 2 posts below yours was meant for you not LordofEvil96.
bumblebeebug
said at 8:31 PM on Mon Apr 1 2013
@LordofEvil96 I could see that working, but I would REALLY like to hear Corey Burton voice Doctor Doom. Preferably his Megatron voice from Transformers Animated.
LordofEvil96
said at 8:47 PM on Mon Apr 1 2013
@bumblebeebug That would work very well. Although I think some effects on the voice would be nice too.
BurtLancaster1913
said at 9:36 PM on Mon Dec 17 2012
Most of these guys do good jobs, but I think David Hemblen from the 90s series will probably always be Magneto's "default voice" for me.
JaredTaylor94
said at 6:01 AM on Mon Dec 3 2012
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For me, it's a tie between Dwight Schultz and Christopher Judge.
Young-Gun
said at 3:28 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
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1: Christopher Judge
2: Ron Halder
3: Tony Jay.

I'm sorry, but Tom Kane sounds too much like Badass-Mister Herriman. It's so...weird.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:21 AM on Thu Nov 1 2012
@Young-Gun So does his Ultron. :-P
Patrick
said at 10:15 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
My Favorites

1: Earl Boen
2: David Hemblen
3: John Stephenson
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:31 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
I think James Arnold Taylor would make a pretty good Magneto.
pete
said at 12:51 AM on Thu Nov 29 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Or Corey Burton with his Dooku. It would sound like Tony Jay.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:21 AM on Thu Nov 29 2012
@pete Seems legit. :-P
coolgeek176
said at 7:13 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight That happened in Avengers Battle For Earth.
VctrBnsn
said at 11:41 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight So, he has been added. Watcha think?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:23 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@VctrBnsn If he did something closer to his Plo Koon, I think it would've worked better. But as of now, he sounds a little high-pitched.
VctrBnsn
said at 9:49 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I feel just about the same way. Come on guys, COREY BURTON AS MAGNETO!!!
VctrBnsn
said at 4:19 PM on Tue Jun 25 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight JAT sounds MUCH better as Magneto in Marvel Heroes. I think I may like him better than Tom Kane......
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:19 PM on Tue Jun 25 2013
@VctrBnsn Yeah, he sounded pretty much how I would expect JAT as Magneto to sound there. Still prefer Tom, though.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:26 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
Anyway, I'm pretty torn on this one. I like them all! Or most of them have done pretty equally well at least, so it's hard to pick a clear favorite. But I suppose I'll go with:

#1 Tom Kane
#2 Dwight Schultz
#3 Christopher Judge
#4 David Hemblen
#5 Ron Halder
#6 Fred Tatasciore
#7 Bill Graves
#8 Maurice LaMarche
#9 Tony Jay
#10 Richard Green
#11 John Stephenson
#12 Earl Boen
#13 Lorne Kennedy
#14 Michael Rye
#15 Kyle Hebert
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 7:27 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
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I would like too See Clancy Brown as Magneto.
ChickenShadowHawk
said at 9:06 AM on Tue Jul 31 2012
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Tom Kane and Tony jay are the best i've heard
anarky
said at 11:09 AM on Fri Jul 27 2012
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gotta give it to tom kane.
Madness Abe
said at 4:37 PM on Fri Jul 20 2012
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I'm going for the late Tony Jay, since he was such an iconic voice to me in my childhood and he really brings out the evil and maliciousness in Magneto. Tom Kane is a VERY close second, having this air of aristocracy in his voice that makes him interesting, but Tony wins overall.
Blahman179
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Jul 10 2012
THAT'S TOM KANE!?

I loved him in Fat Princess, "A dragon? Oh for f*cks sake, dragons aren't even real!"

I'd have to go with Dwight Schulz for the same reason, sounds line Ian McKellen.
husky58
said at 10:27 PM on Wed Jul 4 2012
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holy crap, Dwight Schultz sounds just about exactly like Ian McKellen. however his voice is closer to the gandalf version of Ian McKellen than magneto in my opinion. Tony Jay's voice is definitely an evil one, but not Magneto. Christopher Judge is an interesting version of him, but as a lot of people have said, Tom Kane wins this round.
shadowvegeta
said at 8:03 PM on Thu Jun 7 2012
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1. Tom Kane
2. David Hemblen
3. Bill Graves
4. Richard Green
5. Kyle Hebert
Torak
said at 3:53 PM on Wed Apr 11 2012
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A lot of choices, here's my rank:

1. Tom Kane (Mostly for MVC3)
2. Tony Jay
3. Bill Graves
4. Ron Halder (Great McKellen impersonation)
5. David Hemblen
Torak
said at 6:15 AM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@Torak Wow, JAT surprised me! He did MUCH better in Marvel Heroes.
I'll put him 3rd under Tom Kane and Tony Jay.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:07 AM on Tue Apr 10 2012
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Ron Halder is OK, but I'm sticking with Tom Kane.
Anicomicgeek
said at 2:07 AM on Tue Apr 10 2012
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I'm gonna stick with Tom Kane, but Ron Halder and Bill Graves are also good as Magneto.
pete
said at 10:03 PM on Mon Apr 9 2012
Ron Halder is the best Mckellen impersonator then Dwight Schultz. For non Mckellen impersonations Tony Jay and David Hemblen.
Spider-Fox
said at 4:24 PM on Tue Apr 3 2012
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1. Tome Kane
2. Tony Jay
3. Christopher Judge
4. Dwight Schultz
5. Fred Tatasciore
Bombermanp
said at 1:53 AM on Fri Feb 10 2012
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Kane for the win...oh and R.I.P tony jay
GhostImpulse
said at 8:47 AM on Thu Jan 19 2012
I like David Hemblen best for his performance. I think he gave life to a complex character, while some of the others sound like an evil caricature. That being said, a lot of the voices and actors here are good, just maybe let down by the direction or material.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:00 PM on Thu Jan 12 2012
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Second thought, after watching Wolverine and the X-Men, Tom Kane's Magneto is starting to grow on me, even though I still don't think he sounds like Ian McKellen. Plus, it's always nice to hear a familiar voice. =D
pete
said at 1:01 AM on Sat Jan 7 2012
1. Graves 2. Jay. 3. Hemblen 4. Judge 5. Testaciore 6. Unknown VA 7. Boen 8. Schultz 9. Kane 10. Green the rest just suck
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:54 AM on Sun Jan 1 2012
I gotta go with Dwight Schultz. He sounds closest to Ian McKellen, my other favorite Magneto. Tom Kane sounds off to me; I guess I'm too used to his voice.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:29 AM on Sun Nov 27 2011
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Wow, a lot of these takes make Magneto more evil than he is. He's the Malcolm X to Xavier's Martin Luther King Jr. His ways are more aggressive and questionable, but that doesn't mean he is...well...evil.

David Hemblen and Dwight Schultz are my favorites here. Tom Kane just....sounds...I dunno...sugary sometimes. Maurice LaMarche sounds like he could be a pretty decent Magneto, but the material he has to work with...well...heh. Bill Graves and Richard Green seems decent, I think, though they falls into the same trap as some of the other VAs that make him too villainous.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 11:10 AM on Wed Apr 11 2012
@ConfusedPhantom Ron Halder sounds pretty good, I think.
Avenger
said at 12:13 PM on Wed Nov 9 2011
TOP-5 Best

1. Tom Kane
2. David Hemblen
3. Bill Grave
4. Dwight Schultz
5. Fred Tatasciore

Not much to say. Good job!

TOP-5 Worst

1. Christopher Judge
2. John Stephenson
3. Earl Boen
4. Richard Green
5. Kyle Hebert

They all have waayy too deep voice. Magneto is supposed to be survivor from Auschwitz, not young body builder. Expecially Stephenson and Judge should have try to make their voices older. My second problem is that they all feel typical bad guys. You are suppose to feel sorry for Magneto and agree with him in some level.
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:42 AM on Fri Oct 14 2011
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Tom Kane is my favorite for Magneto, though Tony Jay and Dwight Schultz aren't too bad, either. Maurice LaMarche's pretty good, too, and I wouldn't mind seeing him tackle the role in a more serious incarnation.
Pgirts (AYVO S1 Winner / Master Of Memes)
said at 7:05 PM on Mon Sep 26 2011
David Hemblen. He makes Magneto sound like a true leader, inspirational even. The other voices just make him sound stereotypically evil.

Though Dwight Schultz does do a very good Ian McKellen impression.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Jun 19 2011
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Tom Kane, Dwight Schultz, and David Hemblen are the best.
pete
said at 10:44 PM on Thu Apr 14 2011
The late great Tony Jay was the only one who made him sound the most like an old man
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:30 PM on Mon Sep 12 2011
@pete idk about that, Magneto's not supposed to be THAT old; just look at Ian McKellen in the live action movies. He's like a dinosaur (no offense to him or any of his fans though, as he's at least a decent actor)!
pete
said at 10:51 PM on Wed Sep 14 2011
@pokemastanumba1 Magneto grew up in the Holocaust so he's pretty old. He's probably around Frollo's age(if not older. in Disney's version of Hunchback of Notre Dame who Tony Jay also played. Not to mention they're both anti-heroes who think what they're doing is a just cause.
pokemastanumba1
said at 6:55 PM on Fri Oct 7 2011
@pete I know that, but still, I don't like it when the voice is too old for the character; in this case, it makes him seem frail and sickly.
pete
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Jan 7 2012
@pete Anyway I'm going with Bill Graves now
Metabad
said at 5:28 AM on Sun Aug 12 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Wait, maybe I'm reading this wrong, but are you saying that Tony Jay isn't a decent actor?
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:14 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
@Metabad Not at all, but I'm personally not familiar with his work, so I'm not one to judge. He's pretty decent here though.
Metabad
said at 10:40 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Ah okay, that's good. Guess I just misread it then, with that combined with your response to my Galactus comment I was worried, thinking that you didn't like Tony Jay for a second. I dunno, maybe I care more than I should.

Thanks for clearing that up.
chomper
said at 2:39 AM on Sat Apr 9 2011
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I cant decide between Tom Kane and David Hemblen. Both do a great Job
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:23 AM on Thu Mar 17 2011
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I'm actually voting for Fred Tatasciore, but I also like Tom Kane and Christopher Judge.
bng (Guest)
said at 3:03 AM on Wed Feb 2 2011
Christopher Judge Magneto voice vERY excellent
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 5:50 AM on Sun Nov 7 2010
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Oh man i dont know about this, but i am sure about one thing Tom Kane here sounds like a english butler.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 1:43 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
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Tom Kane is my favorite.
conker (Guest)
said at 5:01 AM on Thu Oct 21 2010
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I'm pretty sure from Magneto's Marvel VS Capcom 3 trailer that I can hear Tom Kane voicing him in that.
person (Guest)
said at 4:01 AM on Wed Oct 13 2010
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Unknown VA is hilarious.

WELCOME TO... DIE!!

I KILL YOU!!!

I AM MAGNETO... MASTER OF MAGENT.
ryano2099
said at 4:07 PM on Thu Sep 30 2010
David Hemblen by far... The others sound like the sterotypacal "evil bad guy" sound. David's voice calm and sinister at the same time. It sounds like a guy that half the people would see as evil and the other half would see as a true leader for what is right...which is what Magneto represents...
ddd (Guest)
said at 2:34 PM on Mon Aug 23 2010
Who voiced Magneto in the arcade game? That's the best voice Magneto's ever had simply cuz of one line: WELCOME...TO DIE!!
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 11:37 AM on Tue Jan 19 2010
thank you jackson :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:04 PM on Mon Jan 18 2010
maurice lamarche now added!
domonique (Guest)
said at 2:32 AM on Tue Dec 1 2009
@tomi i feel the same way 100% Chris hands down!
tomi (Guest)
said at 9:09 AM on Mon Nov 30 2009
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I must say Christopher Judge takes crown in here: his voice is deep, illuminating, charming yet threathing, he manages to do natural Magneto. His voice gives dark and villanous feeling, even when he was crawling in shadows, only you needed was the voice to crawl in your spine.
jon (Guest)
said at 6:07 PM on Fri Nov 6 2009
tony jay is the best magneto.his magneto is deep, sinister,evil and powerful.i can't belive richard green replaced him.sadly in 2006 the year after richard greene voiced magneto jay sadly passed away.
ikasjdfajdfjdfjkdfkj (Guest)
said at 5:05 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
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1.Tom Kane
2.David Hemblen
3.Earl Boen
4.Christopher Judge
oy (Guest)
said at 1:45 AM on Sat Jul 11 2009
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I hope this is only the beginning...


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