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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Nightcrawler with sound clips and images.
Nightcrawler is a superhero and a member of the X-Men. His alter ego is Kurt Wagner and he is a very religious man. Some of his super powers are teleportation, enhanced night vision, blending into shadows and sticking to walls.

Created by Foxwolf on Fri Apr 17 2009, 84 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Jackson_H, AMT for additional sound clips.
X-Men (1992)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerAdrian Hough
Adrian Hough
Pryde Of The X-Men (1989)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerNeil Ross
Neil Ross
X-Men Evolution (2000)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerBrad Swaile
Brad Swaile
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerLiam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien
X-Men: The Official Game (2006)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerAlan Cumming
Alan Cumming
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerStan Jones
Stan Jones
Black Panther (2010)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerNolan North
Nolan North
X-Men: Destiny (2011)
Nightcrawler / Kurt WagnerYuri Lowenthal
Yuri Lowenthal

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said at 9:51 AM on Thu Jul 16 2015
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My top three
1) Brad Swaile
2) Liam O'Brien
3)Yuri Lowenthal
Silly Sally
said at 12:56 PM on Sun Jul 5 2015
Brad Swaile but Liam O'Brien is a close second.
said at 9:17 AM on Fri Apr 10 2015
1) Liam O'Brien
2) Brad Swaile
3) Adrian Hough
4) Neil Ross
5) Nolan North
6) Stan Jones
said at 11:44 AM on Thu Jul 16 2015

1) Brad Swaile
2) Liam O'Brien
3) Adrian Hough
4) Neil Ross
5) Nolan North
6) Stan Jones
said at 10:21 AM on Tue Feb 24 2015
1) Neil Ross
2) Stan Jones
3) Liam O'Brien
4) Brad Swaile
5) Nolan North
6) Yuri Lowenthal
7) Adrian Hough
8) Dee Bradley Baker
9) Alan Cumming
said at 11:12 AM on Tue Feb 24 2015
1) Neil Ross
2) Stan Jones
3) Liam O'Brien
4) Brad Swaile
5) Dee Bradley Baker
6) Nolan North
7) Yuri Lowenthal
8) Adrian Hough
9) Alan Cumming
said at 1:04 PM on Tue Mar 31 2015
1) Neil Ross
2) Stan Jones
3) Liam O'Brien
4) Adrian Hough
5) Brad Swaile
6) Dee Bradley Baker
7) Nolan North
8) Yuri Lowenthal
9) Alan Cumming
said at 8:18 PM on Sun Feb 22 2015
I think Dee, Liam and Alan are the best. Liam is the best, I think, but most of these are good. I also like Brad and Yuri, though they do somewhat struggle with the german accent.
said at 6:31 PM on Sun Mar 1 2015
@allthingsuper Eh, Brad is better than Dee, tying with Alan as second best. I think Brad is really good at capturing the fun-loving Nightcrawler. He's the second best after Liam.
said at 10:36 AM on Mon Nov 17 2014
My Top 5:

1) Ross
2) Jones
3) O'Brien
4) Swaile
5) North

I also liked Lowenthal.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:32 PM on Thu Sep 25 2014
Nolan North's take sounds exactly like his Richtofen in Call Of Duty. Although, if I had to choose it would be either Liam O'Brien or Brad Swaile.
facundo guerra 4
said at 5:26 PM on Sat Jun 21 2014
Im going with Adrian
said at 10:26 PM on Thu May 22 2014
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That awkward moment when Light Yagami voiced him
said at 4:20 PM on Wed May 14 2014
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After much thought, I'm going with Dee bradley Baker. I think that Dee's performance captures the aspects of Nightcrawler's character better IMO.
said at 4:16 PM on Wed May 14 2014
1. Liam O'Brien
2. Dee Bradley Baker
3. Alan Cumming
4. Brad Swaile
5. Yuri Lowenthal
Polyester Funk
said at 9:38 PM on Sun May 4 2014
I'm going with Liam O'Brien. Adrian Hough was good and yes Dee sounds good, but hearing him do a German accent just makes me think of Klaus the goldfish from American Dad.
said at 1:23 PM on Wed Mar 12 2014
I wonder if Bumper Robinson would make a good Nightcrawler?
said at 9:59 PM on Wed Nov 27 2013
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I like Dee Bradley Baker the best. He has the only voice that sticks out to me. It's really weird and unique but it fits the character, I hope he gets the chance to play him again sometime.
said at 8:16 AM on Mon Nov 25 2013
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One thing I notice about Nightcrawler is that when they adapt him they almost always choose to focus on one aspect of his character and choose a voice accordingly. Like Evolution and Swaile went for his fun-loving side where as the 92 show and Hough went the religious route, but because of this any animated version never really captured a voice that could encompassed the full spectrum of his character, including O'Brien who seemed to focus on the character's angst. That's why I went with Dee, his voice felt like to only one to me who could cover all of those parts and him and his adventurous side.
said at 4:19 AM on Mon Nov 25 2013
Hmm. Liam O'Brien or Brad Swaile?
said at 5:11 AM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@Fulgore2005 Or maybe Dee Bradley Baker? A tough three-way choice.
said at 10:58 AM on Mon Nov 18 2013
Hmmm... this is a tough one as they all do really well. I'll go for Dee as his rough tone really brings out the character & the accent. Liam is a close 2nd.
said at 6:01 PM on Tue Oct 29 2013
I just love Dee Bradley Baker's rough tone for the character, so I'm voting for him. The only VA'S here I don't like are Stan Jones, who isn't even attempting an accent, and Nolan North who comes off as forced.
said at 4:11 PM on Sat Sep 14 2013
Defiantly Liam O Brien his performance has the most heart to it
said at 12:38 PM on Wed Sep 11 2013
I really like Liam O Brien and Dee Bradley Baker so it's a tie between the two. Alan was also great. I wish he'd be in Days in Future Past
said at 6:48 AM on Tue Aug 6 2013
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After hearing Nolan North voice Richtofen all these years I can't hear nightcrawler anymore xD
said at 8:45 AM on Tue Sep 17 2013
@TheJoker I'm expecting him to say "eenie meenie miney moe, I vill shoot zem in ze toe. UND ZE FACE!"
said at 1:51 PM on Fri Mar 8 2013
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Liam O'Brian is absolutely fantastic as Nightcrawler! He was the best part about that series. my second favorite would have to be Yuri, it probably helps that he can speak German. Brad Swaile was also good, and Alan Cumming is as well.
said at 4:29 AM on Sun Feb 3 2013
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My favourite thing about Brad Swaile's Nightcrawler is how natural his accent sounds. Same goes for Dee Bradley Baker :) A lot of the other VAs' accents sound a bit forced.
said at 12:42 AM on Tue Feb 12 2013
@JaredTaylor94 Liam's accent sounded pretty natural.
said at 4:45 AM on Thu Feb 14 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I'm sure Liam would do a lot better under different voice direction, which is my opinion on pretty much all the VAs in WatXM lol.
said at 10:50 PM on Mon Jan 21 2013
No offense but that was a horrible exsample of the Evolution Nightcrawler
said at 7:28 AM on Tue Jan 22 2013

No, actually like the Spider-Man: TAS clip for Mary Jane, that was standard for Swalie as Nightcrawler.
said at 4:34 AM on Tue Feb 5 2013
@ChloeKitten It was the standard for him, and this is coming from someone who actually likes Swaile's performance as Nightcrawler.
said at 3:41 AM on Sun Sep 23 2012
Liam O'Brien and Stan Jones are great. Adrian Hough's Nightcrawler kinda reminds me of Principal Ench from Shin Chan.
said at 10:18 PM on Tue Sep 18 2012
Liam OBrien is my favorite. Brad Swile is also good but he sounds more like a younger version.
said at 3:19 PM on Fri Nov 9 2012
@coolgeek176 Brad Swaile
said at 3:48 AM on Sun Jul 7 2013
@coolgeek176 That's because he's supposed to be.
said at 10:39 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012

1: Stan jones
2: Neil Ross
said at 1:24 AM on Thu Aug 9 2012
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Liam O'brien was perfect as Nightcrawler, too bad he doesn't get to play as him very much outside WatXM. :(
said at 9:35 PM on Wed Aug 29 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Actually, he did record a few lines for the planned second season of WatXm, it was just cancelled pretty late in developement. Also, (don't quote me on this) I heard somewhere that he even reprised the role for MvC3, but in a similar situation, Nightcrawler didn't make the final cut.

Yes, that all really sucks, but with how Marvel Studios is functioning these days, we might just have to get used to it... :(
said at 1:24 AM on Fri Aug 31 2012

Sadly, as long as Loeb and Quesada are in charge, I think you're right.
said at 4:20 PM on Tue Apr 3 2012
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1. Liam O'Brien
2. Yuri Lowenthal
3. Brad Swaile
4. Dee Bradley Baker
5. Adrian Hough
Spider RedNight
said at 2:59 AM on Tue Mar 13 2012
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I'm going with Liam O'Brien. I love his take on the accent and that Nightcrawler is my favourite in general. Dee's seems pretty good but with him playing Ra's in Arkham City, it seems as though he just copy-pasted the voice for the part, minus the German accent and frankly, I think he played Ra's perfectly.
said at 12:52 AM on Sat Jan 7 2012
Is it me or does Nolan North look like Ryan Reynolds in his pic?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:03 PM on Tue Oct 18 2011
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Dee is the best as he juggles a german accent and sounds threatening. It's alos not to deep or too high.

North sounds alright, nothing really standing out though just a pretty good accent.

Adrian Hough and Alan Cumming are generic.

Stan Jones is also generic and loses more points since he has no accent.

Swaile is good for the younger version of the character and his accent is alright.

Neil's alright, little too high though.

O'Bien is too deep.

Yuri doesn't do a good accent at all
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:36 PM on Wed Oct 19 2011
@Music Meister
On second thought, I guess Yuri's accent alright. Seems more subtle then the others
said at 5:19 AM on Fri Nov 23 2012
@Music Meister Dee's is too high. :-P
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:43 AM on Sat Nov 24 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Nah
said at 2:11 AM on Thu Dec 20 2012
@Music Meister In defense of Liam's, WatXM's Nightcrawler does look like an older version, so it makes sense he would sound lower.
said at 2:49 AM on Fri Jan 18 2013
@Music Meister And it's loosely based off of Alan Cummings'.
said at 2:39 AM on Fri Oct 14 2011
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Going with Liam O'Brien as Nightcralwer here as his voice for him really suits the swashbuckling nature of the character. Dee Bradley works for that version, too. That said, Adrian Hough and Alan Cumming work for the more serious-minded Nightcrawler.

While I like a lot of what Brad Swaile has done, night Nightcralwer isn't among them--I really his voice for the voice is too high-pitched.
said at 4:42 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
@Anicomicgeek I meant to say, "While I like a lot of what Brad Swaile has done, his Nightcralwer isn't among them--I really thought his voice for him is too high-pitched."

Also, sticking with Liam O'Brien, but Yuri Lowenthal was also good.
said at 3:57 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@Anicomicgeek Well Brad was a teenage version after all.
Remy Lebeau
said at 4:34 PM on Thu Apr 21 2011
Brad all the way. He was awesome to work with. man i hope that guy seriously reconciders.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:38 PM on Mon Apr 12 2010
Nolan North now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:10 PM on Wed Mar 17 2010
Stan Jones now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:59 PM on Wed Jan 13 2010
Dee Bradley Baker now added
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:01 PM on Fri Dec 4 2009
can anyone point to an in-game clip of nightcrawler in X-men legends? We'd gladly add him
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:38 PM on Mon May 4 2009
Unlike when I added Terry to the Batman voice compare Brad's Nightcrawler is still Kurt Wagner albeit the youngest of the bunch.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:51 PM on Fri Apr 17 2009
that's 3 votes for Neil Ross.

aaaaand, bubbye Mr Welker. Thanks guys
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 8:58 PM on Fri Apr 17 2009
regarding Neil Ross being Nightcrawler. r there other sources u can link me to that trump imdb?

i'd be happy to change Welker to Ross if that is truly the case

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Who do you think has been the best from these Nightcrawler voice actors?
Adrian Hough
Neil Ross
Brad Swaile
Liam O'Brien
Alan Cumming
Dee Bradley Baker
Stan Jones
Nolan North
Yuri Lowenthal