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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Magneto with sound clips and images.
Franchise: X-Men

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


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8000 Saiyans
said at 12:42 PM on Wed Nov 1 2017
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I think my favorite has to be Dwight Schultz, but David Hemblen, Tom Kane, Tony Jay, James Arnold Taylor, Bill Graves and Earl Boen were also very good.
said at 2:47 PM on Wed Aug 9 2017
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1: Fred Tatasciore
2: David Hemblen
3: Bill Graves
4: Ron Halder
5: Richard Green
6: Tony Jay
7: Maurice LaMarche
8: Earl Boen
9: John Stephenson
10: Nolan North

Jason Isaacs should play him, I think he'd be really good.
said at 12:46 PM on Wed Jul 19 2017
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1. Tom kane for me is the definitive voice of Magneto he gets all aspects of the character i just loved his performance in Wolverine and the X-Men as well in MvC3

2. David Hemblen performance in 90s series is classic he definitely nailed the anti villain aspect

3. Tony jay you can't go wrong with his performance in X-Men Legends really brings a real villainous side to it

Honorary Mentions: Christopher Judge, Bill Graves, Ron Halder, Richard green, and Dwight Schultz were also good

Side note: Arnold Vosloo, Jason Isaacs, and Dan woren would make good choices for the character
said at 12:08 PM on Sun Jul 16 2017
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1. Tom Kane
2. David Hemblen
3. Tony Jay
4. Dwight Schultz
5. Fred Tatasciore
said at 7:59 PM on Thu Mar 9 2017
1. Richard Green ( I practically grew up on the xmen legends games)
2. Tony Jay
3. Tom Kane
4. Judge
5. JAT
Shaun Ince
said at 5:12 PM on Mon Feb 20 2017
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John Stephenson. Sounds a little too old as Magneto but there is a slight bit of power in his voice. The ideal voice for Magneto has to sound sophisticated, intelligent but also menacing when needed to be. He has a superiority complex and has hatred for mutant & humans living in harmony. And I feel the performances need to reflect that.

Michael Rye hams it up a bit too much, but it doesn't sound too bad all things considered.

Early Boen sounds really good. A standout from Pryde of the X-Men

Both Kyle & the unknown VA sound comically hilarious. Kyle sounds like Gohan as Great Saiyaman.

David Hemblem isn't bad but he sounds way too calm. Which is going to be a recurring problem for most of the VA's here.

George Buza & Lorne Kennedy are restricted to fighting games so they don't get a whole lot to work with. George sounds better though.

Christopher Judge is too deep for Magneto and he lacks the other traits that Magneto has.

Fred Tatasciore is a pretty good fit for Magneto, though he does sound a little too posh later in his sound clip.

Tony Jay is a good fit too, but he sounds too recognisable & not very distinct.

Richard Green sounds way too normal and there isn't any weight to his voice

Christopher Gaze runs into similar problems, though he is more energetic than Richard.

Dwight Schultz does a very good job impersonating Ian Mckellan. One of the best examples of voice matching I've seen.

Tom Kane sounds too calm in this clip, it doesn't really show his menacing side either. Marvel vs Capcom 3 is a better example of Tom Kane as Magneto. Plus he gets to show of more of his personality traits that Magneto has.

Maurice LaMarche is really good here. Definitely a standout from the Marvel Super Hero Squad Show.

Ron Halder is absolutely brilliant here. I'm surprised he hasn't had more opportunities to voice him. That is definitely my favorite performance from that show.

Travis Willingham has a fitting voice but it does sound a tad brutish. His delivery was pretty good though.

Bill Graves I have no major complaints. Pretty good.

James Arnold Taylor in the Avengers: Battle for Earth game has the same problem Fred had with his performance.
However in Marvel Heroes, it's a huge improvement over his previous performance. The anger sounds genuine and I feel it hits all the criteria of how Magneto should sound. Which is where I feel a lot of the actors didn't quite capture very well.

Nolan North is very good here, especially when it comes to the Lego games( Green Goblin & Bizarro are other good examples of his voice work in Lego projects) Good delivery and a good voice too. He even gets the sinister side down, albeit in a more subtle way. It does slip into a British Richtofen towards the end, but considering what happens to him in that situation is comedic, I'll let it slide.

So for this compare, James Arnold Taylor has my vote. Ron is a close second

Dwight, Nolan & Maurice take 3rd, 4th & 5th respectively.
said at 1:25 PM on Mon Feb 20 2017
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Would be pretty sick if we could get Neil Kaplan on here. I'm sure he'd be pretty up there with Kane & JAT. Actually I imagine he sounded like Fred in the role. Pity we'll likely never hear it.
said at 2:50 PM on Thu Feb 16 2017
This was a tough one, but after some thinking, I choose James Arnold Taylor.

At first, when I listened his performance in Battle for Earth, I wasn't impressed, since the voice didn't feel that convincing for Magneto. However, once I listened to his Marvel Heroes clip, he picked up big time. What really sells it for me is how James makes Magneto sound both regal and imposing, whereas most of the other voices lean more towards one or the other. Guess this is a perfect example of "when you don't succeed, try try again".

Honorable Mention: John Stephenson - Pulled off a really solid performance despite how corny the dialogue could be.
said at 3:00 PM on Thu Feb 16 2017
@OtiTheComicsGuy Also, I failed to mention this before, but does James' performance make Magneto sound like an evil Obi-Wan Kenobi?
EPA Deane
said at 6:59 AM on Tue Feb 14 2017
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I honestly find James Arnold Taylor's 'Marvel Heroes' Magneto voice a little overatted.

I feel he should have done a voice closer to his Plo Kloon voice without the distinctive effects (especially since that voice is meant to directly emulate Ian McKellan).
said at 12:48 AM on Sat Feb 11 2017
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John is decent. I think he makes Magneto sound a little aged and withered but I'd say he still has some power to the voice.

I think Rye is a little too over the top and bombastic in his performance to work. It almost sounds like a caricature of superhero voices in the 1940s. "HERE I AM! TO SAVE THE DAAAAY!" kind of voice

Earl has some power to the voice, and an interesting vocal effect to the voice. Overall it's okay, just not a lot to really say about it

the UVA is hilariously over the top in his delivery and with the voice in general.

Kyle fits better, but at the same time he still has to deal with the goofy dialogue that takes away from the performance a bit. Also I do think he's a little too light for the role.

Hemblen has a good delivery and I feel his lighter delivery works more than Hebert due to his much more sinister sound.

George and Lorne I kind of lump together since they both don't have a huge amount to work with and they both are just average. They work for what they were going for.

Christopher's whisper and rasp works very well in making Magneto sound very sinister and at times he did have a lot of power to the voice and in his delivery.

Fred I feel is a little too normal sounding here. Nothing about it really stands out to me all that much here, which is sad because I feel Fred could be a pretty good Magneto if given some good enough material.

I think Tony is a little too distinct, in that I kind of here other characters he's played in this performance more than I here Magneto. I mean, the performance is good, I just feel like I'm hearing a little too much of some other roles in there instead of hearing Magneto to me.

Richard is another very average performance. He doesn't really do anything that stands out and I think his voice just sounds too light and normal. Nothing about it really sounds powerful or commanding like I feel Magneto should.

Gaze has a good delivery, but I feel he over annunciates on one or two words to a point that I got a little chuckle "MMMAG-netism"

Dwight's got a great delivery and he emmulates McKellan pretty damn well. Didn't even realize it wasn't McKellan when I first played the game, it's a real nice show of range from Schultz.

I know a lot of people like Tom, but Kane is kind of another example of I think he just sounds too normal. His delivery is really good, but I just feel like he doesn't sound all that threatening or powerful, no matter whenever I saw him, nothing about him made me think "All Powerful Mutant/Ruler." It's not a bad performance, I just kind of lump this performance with the other "too normal" sounding category.

Maurice is very comedically bombastic in the role, and at times even has a pretty good sinister delivery. I'd really like to see him play a more faithful version, but for what SHSS was going for he works pretty well.

Ron is pretty underrated here I think. He has this fantastic sinister sound, and his slight rasp and lighter delivery work very well with the way that he was portrayed in the show. I felt like Magneto was an incredibly serious threat based on how Ron portrayed the character.

Travis works in the same vein as Maurice, though I'd say he works a little better since I think his delivery is a teeny bit better and I think he levels out the goofy sound with the more powerful a bit better for the material he had.

Bill's quiet and raspy delivery is great. Like someone who could kill you at any moment if he wanted to. Nothing else much to say, just a really solid performance.

JAT I don't think really nailed it until Heroes. While James is a bit light, his delivery is fantastic. He sounds sinister, powerful, and sounds like a dictator of mutants. It was a very nice change of pace for JAT I feel and I really like he was able to show off a more sinister and powerful role.

Nolan also works very well with the way he was portrayed in the game. Another nice change of pace for Nolan I feel, he's got the sinister sound and can get the comedic lines down when he was given it.

1. James Arnold Taylor
2. Ron Halder
3. Bill Graves
4. Dwight Schultz
5. David Hemblen
6. Christopher Judge
7. Nolan North
8. Tony Jay
9. Travis Willingham
10. Tom Kane
11. Maurice LaMarche
12. John Stephenson
13. Earl Boen
14. Christopher Gaze
15. Fred Tatasciore
16. Kyle Hebert
17. George Buza/Lorne Kennedy
18. Richard Green
19. Michael Rye
20. UVA

I'd say for a future VA, I'd love to see Martin Jarvis or Enn Rietel
EPA Deane
said at 1:43 PM on Mon Feb 20 2017
@skeletonking1234 I think Richard Green's Magneto voice is better in Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
EPA Deane
said at 3:51 PM on Sat Jan 21 2017
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"May the future forgive me. May history judge my actions, great or small. In the final reckoning... when I have given them paradise, and the world is free... those poor dead will not seem so many. Now, let the sky fall".

The First Villain the X Men ever fought and an Omnipresent Fixture of the Franchise. Here are my Top 5 Favourite Voices For Him:

5. Richard Green (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance> X-Men Legends 2: Rise Of Apocalypse)/ Earl Boen
4. Tony Jay/ David Hemblen
3. Ron Halder
2. Tom Kane/ Bill Graves
1. Dwight Schultz

Future VA Suggestions:

I would Love to Hear John Hurt voice Magneto. His experience with Shakespearean Characters would make him a natural fit for the Master of Magnetism and I think an Older, Cynical version of his Aragorn voice would work nicely in the part.

Alastair Duncan would be fantastic as well, with him doing a cross between his Alfred Pennyworth and Mortanius voices.

I also recommend Joaquim De Almeida, Alan Dale, JB Blanc and Mackenzie Gray.
said at 7:14 PM on Thu Jan 12 2017
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Tony Jay, Tom Kane, Dwight Schultz and Fred Tatasciore are my favorites. The others did fine.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:23 PM on Mon Jan 9 2017
Kyle Hebert as Magneto sounds like Great Saiyaman, just a tad deeper & with more beavado.
said at 4:57 AM on Thu Jan 5 2017
VC thoughts update

Earl Boen has always been my favorite Magneto. He just has that authority and menace which contrasts with Xavier's warmth and fatherly sound. I wish Earl could reprise the role someday, just to see how he would play the more sympathetic Magneto.

Michael Rye is perfect for the villainous Magneto. He just has an enjoyable showman flair and he has a lot of charisma and authority. He was definitely the first to nail the character.

I really like James Arnold Taylor's Marvel Heroes performance. I really love how menacing and charismatic he sounds there. He was a little bit too posh in Battle for Earth, but I'm glad he was given another chance.

Nolan North's take is pretty enjoyable. I really like his delivery and he is quite funny at the right times. I really would like to hear him take another shot in the role.

Tom Kane is also good in the role. He tends to sound overacted at times, but he still is quite solid.

I've also enjoyed Kyle Hebert, David Hemblen, George Buza, Lorne Kennedy, Fred Tatasciore, Tony Jay, Richard Green, Christopher Gaze, Dwight Schultz, Maurice LaMarche, Ron Halder, Travis Willingham and Bill Graves in the role.

John Stephenson and Walker Edmiston (1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon) were good casting choices, but they were horribly misdirected in the role. John just doesn't have the authority needed for the character and sounds too feeble at times (which is sad, 'cause he would have rocked in the role) and Walker sounds like a generic thug.

The UVA and Christopher Judge are the weakest here. The UVA's acting leaves a lot to be desired and Judge was horribly miscast in the role.
said at 6:42 AM on Thu Jan 5 2017
"I wish Earl could reprise the role someday, just to see how he would play the more sympathetic Magneto."
I 100% agree.
said at 11:13 AM on Fri Jan 6 2017
Switching Tom Kane and Nolan North around. They're both good, but I think I prefer Tom more.
said at 11:15 AM on Fri Jan 6 2017
@Lpfan120 Yeah, well, Earl was pretty good in the Pryde pilot, but I really feel that he really could expand a little bit in the role and play a version that's closer to the version from the 90's comic books.
said at 3:24 PM on Mon May 23 2016
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"We either choose to win this war & live free, or lie down and let humans enslave us, torture us, kill us. Humans & mutants cannot live together in piece."

Both in terms of his (English) voice, as well as mentality, James Arnold Taylor's performance sounds almost EXACTLY like Mewtwo.

Aside from his obvious (live-action) candidate, Dwight Schultz, & maybe Tom Kane, JAT's is the most interesting performance, especially seeing as he's the only tenor on here.
said at 5:19 PM on Sat May 21 2016
1. Tom Kane
2. David Hemblen
3. Tony Jay
4. Dwight Schultz
5. Fred Tatasciore
said at 9:05 AM on Wed Apr 20 2016
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I wonder why Richard Epcar used a Magneto line for his demo? at 2:11
said at 4:30 PM on Sun Apr 3 2016
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1. Bill Graves
2. Tom Kane
3. Dwight Schultz
4. Fred Tatasciore
5. Ron Halder
6. Nolan North
7. Richard Green/Tony Jay
said at 7:15 PM on Tue Apr 12 2016
Rethink of Top 10:
1. Bill Graves
2. Tony Jay
3. Dwight Schultz
4. Ron Halder
5. Fred Tatasciore
6. Tom Kane
7. David Hemblen
8. Nolan North
9. Richard Green
10. JAT
said at 5:34 PM on Sat Jan 23 2016
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This is one of those compares where there are many excellent performances but my favourite or ideal voice isn't on here who is Sir Ian McKellan. I've always wondered why he's never voiced Magneto, The Master of Magnetism? Seriously whenever I think of Magneto, Ian is who comes to mind, the voice, the performance, the mannerism. He has a fantastic aged sound to his voice and sounds like someone who lived and survived the Holocaust, he also strikes a great balance of being wise, but also charismatic, manipulative, philosophical and even sympathetic. I really wish I could vote for Ian but alas he has yet to voice him in anything. So I'm going with the next best thing who I feel is Dwight Schultz.

I'm just amazed how spot on Dwight Schultz sounds to Sir Ian McKellan, if i didn't know any better, I would have just believed that Ian reprise for the movie game. It's a shame he never voiced Magneto since, I'd love to see him voice Magneto in another project of some kind.

Tom Kane is a close second/third. While I feel in Wolverine and the X-Men he sounds maybe too recognizably Tom Kane, I feel in Marvel vs Capcom 3 Tom really shined as Magneto, the deeper sounding take sounds less recognizable and also more menacing. He even gets to show off a nice dry sarcastic wit too, while that isn't usually Magneto's forte it's still cool to hear nonetheless. I'll give him points also for trying to make Magneto his own character rather than impersonate McKellan.

James Arnold Taylor is very impressive as Magneto too. I'm amazed just how deep he sounds in Marvel Heroes, such a major step up from his Battle for Earth performance where I feel he sounded too posh. In Marvel Heroes, he brings a lot of power in to the role, the only downside is that he sounds a bit too young especially for someone who survived Auschwitz. Though I think he could totally pull off a younger Michael Fassbender esque Magneto perfectly.

I really like Bill Graves's Magneto too. He sounds more like Liam Neeson than Ian McKellan but his voice, delivery and performance is every top notch.

Ron Halder was fantastic as Magneto, he gets down the age and brings a lot of menace to the role. It's a shame he hasn't reprise since then because I know he could be even more incredible the next time around. It's a shame he wasn't Magneto in X-Men Evolution. He really should have been IMO.

David Hemblen was by far the best Pre-Ian McKellan voice, he has a great voice and sound to his performance, he definitely nails the anti-villain aspect of the character.

Tony Jay was an amazing and natural fit for Magneto however I think he makes Magneto sound too villainous and less like an anti-villain as that's what Magneto usually is nowadays. I blame that on the material. It's a shame he never got to reprise after wards, I know he would have nailed Magneto completely. Richard Green is a serviceable replacement for Jay in that X-Men games series but he sounds too soft spoken and just not as captivating as Jay was.

Fred Tatasciore is a surprisingly good fit though I think he makes Magneto sound a bit too posh at times.

Nolan North is a very out of the box casting idea and for the first half of his clip, he does a fantastic impression of McKellan unfortunately he eventually begins to degenerate as he kept going sounding more like well an English Nolan North. Still It's a really enjoyable performance, but if he ever does reprise again, he needs to be far more consistent sounding.

Maurice LaMarche too is a natural fit for the role of Magneto. I'd love for him to reprise again, his voice fits Magneto well, he just needs more fitting material to work with.
said at 5:34 PM on Sat Jan 23 2016
Earl Boen is pretty good even if they made Magneto too villainous in Pryde of the X-Men. He definitely fits Magneto's earliest appearances perfectly, also he sounds a lot like James Avery's Shredder at times.

Michael Rye is a bit too hammy for Magneto but at the same time he does sound extremely charismatic so yeah I like it all things considered.

Travis Willingham is passable but also feels generic in the role.

Christopher Gaze sounds way too old and frail as Magneto.

Kyle Hebert, The UVA, George Buza and Lorne Kennedy work for those games but ultimately I don't see them fitting Magneto in the long run.

John Stephenson isn't really that good as Magneto. He makes Magneto sound a bit too senile and it didn't help that Magneto was depicted as a guy who gets offended by signs and is defeated by a wooden gun. This was a very unflattering first animation debut for Magneto.

Christopher Judge is just all wrong for Magneto. I love X-Men Evolution, I grew up with and I still consider it my favourite X-Men cartoon but they got Magneto's voice all wrong. He sounds way too deep and lacks any of the qualities that Magneto needs, I don't hear a charismatic anti-villain leader who survived the holocaust. It's a shame because Christopher Judge has an awesome voice. Like if he was Bishop, Shadow King or maybe even Apocalypse, he'd be excellent. Ron Halder really should have voiced him here.

Overall Ian McKellan will be my favourite Magneto but Dwight Schultz will be getting my vote unless Ian ever gets to voice him.

BONUS: I think Arnold Vosloo could make for an interesting Magneto, him or Jason Issacs. Troy Baker could work for a younger Magneto although I can see him as Xavier too. I also love PsychicVoiceSpy's suggestion of Ed Blaylock as Magneto. Fuhrer King Bradley as Magneto...OH YES!
said at 10:46 PM on Wed Feb 10 2016
@Autovolt Oh, I'd love to see a Jason Isaacs Magneto. It'd be too good.
The Doctor
said at 2:03 AM on Sat Sep 26 2015
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1. Tom Kane
Calm and charismatic at one moment, furious and scary another. In terms of voice acting, Tom Kane is the definitive Magneto (overall McKellen and Fassbender probably beat him).

Shame that he never got a chance to truly interact with Ward's Xavier, since philosophical debates between the two characters are some of the greatest in comic book history.

2. Bill Graves
Very underrated performance, in my personal opinion. Graves has the charisma needed for the role and his monologue in the clip makes him feel very threatening.

3. Fred Tatasciore
Fred might be little deeper than you would expect from the character, but he still sounds age-appropriate. He also masterfully emulates Ian McKellen, while still making the role his own.

4. David Hemblen
While his voice is little bit deeper than I would personally envision for Magneto, he more than makes up for it with his performance. My another minor gripe is that there were very little episodes in X-Men TAS where Magneto was the main villain (most of the time he allied with the X-Men), so Hemblen didn't truly get to showcase all the sides of Magneto.

5. Dwight Schultz
Really good Ian McKellen impersonation.

6. Tony Jay
He should be higher, because it's Tony "frigging" Jay, but something is off about his performance. I think that it's the fact that X-Men: Legends was very action-heavy game, so aggressiveness of all the villains was turned up to eleven. While Magneto can and should sound aggressive every now and then, there also needs to be calm and charismatic side to him, so he feels belieable as a leader who people will follow willingly.

Even with these setbacks, Tony Jay's voice still fits to the character and his performance is definitely above the average.

7. Christopher Gaze
He shows tons of potential in both voice and performance, but he has so little to work with that he doesn't really leave strong impression. Would love to see him reprise the role.

8. Ron Halder
The voice is pretty cool and his performance rather chilling, but the character is written as such a straighforward bad guy that he doesn't stand out much.

9. Nolan North
Nolan does OK old man voice most of the time, but there are times when he can't keep it up (for example: "RISE!") and his natural speaking voice slips in. From all of the comedic takes, he is the best.

10. James Arnold Taylor
His Battle for Earth performance was laughably bad. His Marvel Heroes performance on ther other hand... is 50-50. His little speech does sound rather creepy, but the voice is still too obviously younger man trying to do old man voice.

11. UVA/Kyle Hebert/Michael Rye
Over-the-top and hammy... but in entertaining way.

12. Maurice LaMarche
Not really much to say. He is fine as comedic take on the character. Would love to hear what Maurice could do with more serious take on the character.

13. Earl Boen/Lorne Kennedy/George Buza/Richard Green
Generic bad guy voices and performances. Nothing about them is Magneto-specific.

14. Travis Willingham
He doesn't even try to make his voice sound old and he sounds too much like his Thor. both of which are really distracting. He is the worst comedic take.

15. John Stephenson
He sounds way too old and fragile to be taken seriously as a threat. He did gave us the infamous "Magneto defeated by WOODEN GUN?!" - scene, so he gets few points for that XD

16. Christopher Judge
Wow, just... wow. The complete opposite of Stephenson, but not in a good way. Did this version of Magneto eat horse steroids for breakfast or something? He sounds way too young and deep to be a character who survived from Auschwitz. Even if you take that out, his overall performance is still extremely generic doomsday villain.
said at 11:33 AM on Thu Oct 29 2015
@The Doctor

To be fair to Christopher Judge, the Magneto in Evo had used a few things to keep himself younger.
The Doctor
said at 1:34 PM on Thu Oct 29 2015
@Anicomicgeek It's still extremely generic bad guy voice/performance.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:36 AM on Fri Sep 25 2015
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Out of all of Nolan's Lego Marvel performances this is one of his stronger portrayals in the game. It comes second place when compared to his voice for Deadpool in the same game. That being said he gave a good performance for Magneto in that game. Would like to see him do a serious Magneto in some new Marvel media.
said at 6:10 AM on Tue Sep 22 2015
1) Earl Boen: He nails it. He sounds totally arrogant and sophisticated. He also has a very fitting voice and a very believably menacing delivery. His commanding tone is a nice contrast to Xavier's more fatherly and calm tone.

2) Michael Rye: The first guy to nail it. I kinda find the showman flare he added to his voice a lot of fun, and his authoritative delivery is so convincing. Mike really seems to be having a ball in this role, and that's something I really appreciate. I wish his Mysterio had been as much fun as his Magneto.

3) James Arnold Taylor: His Marvel Heroes performance is the most fitting. His Battle for Earth performance was fine, but too posh for my taste, whereas in MH he replaces the poshness with a more aggressive tone.

4) Tom Kane: A little bit overacted, but not as much as his Dr. Doom. Kane manages to deliver a great performance, and I find his voice to be a fairly cool fit. I kinda like him more in the "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" games.

5) Nolan North: I really like North's delivery. Along with Mike, he's one of the best entertaining performances. I really got a crack out of his Magneto. ("MOTHER???!!! Can I get a rabbit???!!!")

6) Walker Edmiston (1981 Spidey solo cartoon): Cool, although the voice and accent sound more fitting for a thug than Magneto. Again, not bad, but a step-down compared to Earl Boen and Mike Rye.

7) David Hemblen: Pretty cool, another standout from the 90's show. He has some great authoritative delivery. He sounds a little light at times, but it's nothing to be bothered about.

8) John Stephenson: A little bit better than his Dr. Doom, but not as great as his Karnak. He really fits the more arrogant and egotistical take of the show, although there was a very noticeable missed oportunity for a one-liner (since Magneto became leader of the Fantastic Four in that episode, it kinda disappoints me that they didn't write a "Fantastic Five" one-liner).

9) Kyle Hebert: Although he has the same awful script as the UVA, I find Hebert to be a vast improvement over his predecessor.

10) Fred Tatasciore: Pretty cool, I like his authoritative sound and I also like the fact that he adds a treacherous sound to his performance.

11) Tony Jay: A great performance, but like most of the ones that will follow, a little bit too posh and pompous for my taste. It's still pretty solid, though.

12) Christopher Gaze: Really cool, but too posh.

13) Richard Green: Sounds a lot like Jay, which is really cool, although he still retains the poshness.

14) Ron Halder: Posh, but still cool. I really like his more unique, Robert Stephens-esque voice and delivery.

15) Maurice LaMarche: Once again, pretty posh, but like Halder, I really like the voice he used. Kinda reminds me of John Vernon.

16) Travis Willingham: A little too posh, but I still love it. A nice callback to the old Arcade games.

17) Dwight Schultz: Once again, pretty posh, but I still like it. He delivers a nice Ian McKellen sound to both his voice and delivery.

18) Bill Graves: Decent, but a little bit too monotone.

19) George Buza: Pretty neat. I do sense some potential in his take.

20) Lorne Kennedy: Serviceable. The lack of material doesn't make him standout a lot, but it's a nice performance from some great iconic games.

21) Christopher Judge: Sounds cool, but there's something about his take that I don't like. Even then, it serves it's purpose.

22) UVA: Hilariously bad!!! The script doesn't help, either!!! "I AM MAGNETO!!! MASTER OF MAGNET!!!"
said at 1:45 PM on Fri Apr 10 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
1) Christopher Judge
2) Tom Kane
3) David Hemblen
4) Tony Jay
5) Earl Boen
6) Ron Halder
7) Maurice LaMarche
8) Michael Rye/John Stephenson
said at 2:09 PM on Fri Apr 10 2015
@tmnisaac Sorry if I sound extremely dumb, but are these your favorites??? Just want to know, because your choices are pretty cool.
said at 5:41 AM on Sun Apr 12 2015
@Starscreamsfan yes, because i got to watch season 1 of X-Men Evolution and when i heard Magneto, to me he sounds really cool, calm, and yet sinister.
said at 6:05 AM on Sun Apr 12 2015
@tmnisaac Nice. I'm really surprised that some of your favorites include the pre-90s actors. It's nice to see that. ;)
said at 7:18 AM on Sun Apr 12 2015
@Starscreamsfan thanks man ;)
said at 8:31 PM on Sun Feb 1 2015
Hemblen is my favorite. He brings a gravitas to the role, and he is also menacing and hammy. He's especially fitting for 60s-80s Magneto. JAT, Tom Kane, Bill Graves and Tony Jay are great too.
said at 2:05 AM on Fri Jan 2 2015
 1 Shout Out!
1. James Arnold Taylor
2. Tom Kane
3. Fred Tatasciore
4. Tony Jay
5. Nolan North
said at 12:10 PM on Fri Nov 28 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Magnet Oh.
said at 5:51 PM on Thu Nov 13 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
you people are crazy, i love tom kane, but he really sucks as magneto >,
said at 9:06 PM on Thu Nov 13 2014
Really? Damn, I guess my opinion was all wrong...
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
said at 11:00 AM on Mon Sep 15 2014
 6 Shout Outs!
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.
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 =)
said at 7:53 PM on Wed Feb 25 2015
@The Doctor I salute you, Doc.
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
You don't need to be Jewish to play a Jewish character
said at 10:47 AM on Fri Sep 5 2014
@Music Meister true
Jacob M. Keene
said at 6:49 PM on Mon Feb 9 2015
@Archerboy58 It's also interesting when he says in X-Men Legends "And on the 8th day, I looked down upon creation and said 'let there be darkness.'"
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
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.
said at 1:11 PM on Wed Jul 30 2014
 7 Shout Outs!
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
 3 Shout Outs!
My vote goes to Tony Jay!
said at 5:36 PM on Tue Dec 30 2014
@Jacob M. Keene Of Course It Does.
Jacob M. Keene
said at 6:56 PM on Tue Dec 30 2014
@ArticleTheWasbi Huh?
said at 6:18 AM on Sat Jun 14 2014
 1 Shout Out!
I'd like to see Michael Fassbender take a chance at voicing this character.
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.
said at 8:04 PM on Thu May 29 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
I wish I can vote for Sir. Ian for Magneto, him or Michael Fassbender.
said at 4:18 PM on Wed May 14 2014
 1 Shout Out!
1. Tom Kane
2. Dwight Schultz
3. David Sobolov
4. Ron Halder
5. James Arnold Taylor
6. Fred Tatasciore
said at 6:36 PM on Thu Apr 10 2014
 8 Shout Outs!
Corey Burton should voice Magneto someday....
said at 4:06 AM on Thu Feb 13 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
I'd like to see Buza have a proper stab at Magneto.
said at 8:10 AM on Sun Jan 26 2014
 1 Shout Out!
1. Tom Kane
2. James Arnold Taylor
3. Bill Graves
4. Fred Tatascore
5. Richard Green
6. Tony Jay
7. David Solobov
said at 7:45 AM on Tue Jan 7 2014
I'm voting for Teal'c
said at 9:05 PM on Mon Dec 23 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
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).
said at 4:38 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
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.
said at 12:36 PM on Sun Jan 26 2014

said at 12:50 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
 10 Shout Outs!
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.
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.
said at 10:11 PM on Sat May 17 2014
@Music Meister
This one sounds pretty clear to me.
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.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:11 PM on Mon Jan 12 2015
@NCZ Just to avoid anymore confusion, I present you with a tweet from Nolan North confirming his role as Magneto in Lego Marvel Super Heroes

So yeah, case SUPER SUPER closed.
said at 10:54 AM on Sun Nov 24 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
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!
said at 12:02 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@DVJ What about Tony Jay? Hes not on here?
Shaun Ince
said at 2:27 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@pete Are you asking why Tony Jay is not in his list of favorite Magneto's, or whether or not Tony Jay is in this voice compare.
said at 8:53 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@Shaun Ince I'm asking where he ranks Tony Jay in his view. That question mark in my second sentence was an accident.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:06 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@pete Seeing as he didn't mention him at all in his comment, it's likely that he doesn't think much of Tony Jay at all. Or he just forgot to acknowledge him when writing his thoughts on the various voices for Magneto.
said at 4:09 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
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.
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.
said at 3:05 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
David's pretty good, though I'm sticking with Tom.
said at 2:51 PM on Fri Nov 22 2013
 1 Shout Out!
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.
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.
said at 11:58 AM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@Music Meister Ironically it was Nolan after all.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:21 PM on Wed Jan 21 2015
@pete The moderator knew that a while back. It was back in April last year that they decided to take a closer listen & switch it back to Nolan North. What's funny, is that the Youtube users known as TeddyKGaming & TheGenerationWest acknowledged the error that Sobolov played Magneto when they compiled voice compares of their own. As shown in this video

This one was done by TeddyKGaming and it was uploadedafter the misconception of who actually voiced Magneto in Lego Marvel. At least now it's been fixed for good, and I've provided a link to a tweet that shows a conversation me & Nolan North had, where I asked him if he voiced Magneto in that game. Which turned out to be right. That way, people won't be confused anymore. Rant over.
said at 3:26 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
tom kane is an excellent magento. but, if kent Williams voiced magneto, it'll give the character a lot more depth
said at 4:33 PM on Fri Nov 15 2013
@spider-batmanx12 Kent Williams as Magneto? THAT, I'd love to hear!
said at 2:59 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Tom Kane really is overrated IMO, a good McKellen impersonation but really lacks power. Hemblen or Jay for me.
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.
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.
said at 10:15 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@chaosincarnate It sounds a lot more like Robin Atkin Downes to me.
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.
said at 11:55 AM on Fri Oct 25 2013
James Arnold Taylor makes a great Magneto, Still going with Tom Kane.
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.
said at 12:41 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
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)
said at 10:19 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
Bill Graves kinda sounds like David Bateson (Agent 47)
said at 2:54 AM on Fri Aug 23 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
JAT in Marvel Heroes sounds more like how I imagine a JAT-voiced Magneto to sound. Still sticking with Tom, though.
said at 7:45 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
Wow.... I'm pleasantly surprised by JAT! Not sure if I should change my vote to him or stick with Bill Graves.
said at 1:54 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
Changing my vote to James Arnold Taylor.
said at 2:11 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
Also Corey Burton as Magneto, anyone?
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.
said at 4:10 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@WWEFAN12ization We had a discussion about that on here somewhere.
said at 5:35 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@pete Don't know that.
said at 1:50 PM on Wed Aug 21 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Good point.
said at 1:22 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
 1 Shout Out!
UVA sounds like David Boat's Thor.
said at 1:10 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
 8 Shout Outs!
JAT did a lot better in Marvel Heroes.
said at 4:09 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@coolgeek176 To be fair he didn't have many lines in Battle For Earth.
said at 1:04 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
James Arnold Taylor... hello new favorite!
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.
said at 12:24 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
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
 2 Shout Outs!
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
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
said at 11:05 PM on Tue Jul 23 2013
to me David Hemblen is the only magneto
said at 1:18 PM on Tue Jun 11 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
I thought Bill Graves sounded familiar. He narrates Border Wars on National Geographic.
said at 10:56 PM on Sat Apr 27 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
A side note: if Ian McKellen was on here, I'd vote for him in a heartbeat. But, alas, I'll stick with Tom.
said at 2:51 PM on Sat Mar 9 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
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.
said at 2:52 PM on Thu Mar 14 2013
@The Doctor Thank you for taking the time to check into it!
said at 6:11 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I'm going with Tony Jay.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:46 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
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
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.
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.

Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:10 PM on Sun Apr 14 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight His voice is too soft
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
said at 12:23 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
JAT sounded a little too young.
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.
said at 11:34 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
 4 Shout Outs!
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.
said at 2:21 PM on Fri Jan 25 2013
 6 Shout Outs!
Does anyone think that Corey Burton would make a good Magneto?
said at 11:32 PM on Sat Feb 23 2013
@LordofEvil96 It will happen, IT MUST!
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.
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.
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.
said at 5:27 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
@LordofEvil96 I thought he also had a credit in Wolverine and the X-Men.
said at 12:57 AM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 Yeah, that always struck me as odd.
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.
said at 3:51 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@LordofEvil96 We had a discussion down below about it.
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.
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.
said at 5:15 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@pete Oh, I never knew that.
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.
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.
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Mar 7 2013
@TylerMirage My comment 2 posts below yours was meant for you not LordofEvil96.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
said at 7:21 AM on Thu Nov 1 2012
@Young-Gun So does his Ultron. :-P
said at 10:15 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
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My Favorites

1: Earl Boen
2: David Hemblen
3: John Stephenson
said at 10:31 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
I think James Arnold Taylor would make a pretty good Magneto.
said at 12:51 AM on Thu Nov 29 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Or Corey Burton with his Dooku. It would sound like Tony Jay.
said at 4:21 AM on Thu Nov 29 2012
@pete Seems legit. :-P
said at 7:13 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight That happened in Avengers Battle For Earth.
said at 11:41 PM on Wed Mar 6 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight So, he has been added. Watcha think?
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.
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!!!
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......
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.
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
said at 7:27 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
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I would like too See Clancy Brown as Magneto.
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
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.
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Jul 10 2012

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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
said at 9:54 AM on Sun Jan 1 2012
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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.
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.
said at 11:10 AM on Wed Apr 11 2012
@ConfusedPhantom Ron Halder sounds pretty good, I think.
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.
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
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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.
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Jun 19 2011
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Tom Kane, Dwight Schultz, and David Hemblen are the best.
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
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)!
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.
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.
said at 12:56 AM on Sat Jan 7 2012
@pete Anyway I'm going with Bill Graves now
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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:04 PM on Mon Jan 18 2010
maurice lamarche now added!
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Who do you think has been the best from these Magneto voice actors?
Earl Boen
David Hemblen
Christopher Judge
Tom Kane
Richard Green
Tony Jay
Fred Tatasciore
Dwight Schultz
John Stephenson
Maurice LaMarche
George Buza
Travis Willingham
Michael Rye
Kyle Hebert
Bill Graves
Ron Halder
James Arnold Taylor
Lorne Kennedy
Christopher Gaze
Nolan North