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


Created by Foxwolf on Sat Mar 14 2009, 250 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, Jackson_H for additional sound clips.
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X-Men (1992)
Wolverine / LoganCal Dodd
Cal Dodd
X-Men Evolution (2000)
Wolverine / LoganScott McNeil
Scott McNeil
Wolverine and the X-Men (2008)
Wolverine / LoganSteve Blum
Steve Blum
X2: Wolverine's Revenge (2003)
Wolverine / LoganMark Hamill
Mark Hamill
Pryde Of The X-Men (1989)
Wolverine / LoganNeil Ross
Neil Ross
X-Men: The Official Game (2006)
Wolverine / LoganHugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
Wolverine / LoganKeith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
Wolverine / LoganMark Acheson
Mark Acheson
Black Panther (2010)
Wolverine / LoganKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson
Astonishing X-Men (2009)
Wolverine / LoganMarc Thompson
Marc Thompson
Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. (2009)
Wolverine / LoganJeffrey Hedquist
Jeffrey Hedquist
Wolverine (Marvel Anime) (2011)
Wolverine / LoganMilo Ventimiglia
Milo Ventimiglia
X-Men Mutant Academy 2 (2001)
Wolverine / LoganTony Daniels
Tony Daniels
Astonishing X-Men (2009)
Wolverine / LoganBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond

EDITOR'S OPINION

Wolverine has certainly been a standout character to be voiced over the various incarnations. One consistent trait amongst his portrayal is the distinct deep granular gruffness of his voice.

While all versions are represented in a badass tough guy kinda way, I think Cal Dodd's is more of a "I don't give a crap", which makes him my favorite. Also, his anger expressions are more humanized than just the typical animalistic rage. When he's ticked off at Gambit like in the Fox series, its his character just easily being annoyed, rather than him screaming like a Beast.

The X-Men Evolution and most recent Wovlerine and the X-Men have had huge influences from the X-Men live action movies. His bond with Rogue has humanized his animated counterpart in recent years, making him more restrained in his anger and much more caring. His rage is really only triggered when his Weapon X past or Sabretooth come into the picture.

While the voice acting from all has been top notch quality, I think Cal Dodd's represents the Wolverine character the best.

Foxwolf

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Starscreamsfan
said at 10:33 AM on Mon Nov 17 2014
My Top 5:

1) Ross*
2) Blum
3) McNeil
4) Hamill
5) Acheson

I also liked Szarabajka, Richardson, Thompson and Drummond.

*Yeah, I did enjoy Ross' Aussie Wolverine. Not only that, but I think Ross could do well as the Canadian Wolverine (Springer with a Canadian accent).
Shaun Ince
said at 7:17 PM on Sun Oct 26 2014
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Brian Drummond's Wolverine is very good. If there was another X-Men series dubbed by Ocean Productions, they need to have Drummond play him again.
Torak
said at 3:13 AM on Thu Oct 23 2014
Is a new Brian Drummond clip from Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk worth adding here?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:30 PM on Sun Oct 26 2014
@Torak Probably not. Considering there's very little difference between his current clip here and his performance in UWvH.
Torak
said at 12:38 PM on Mon Oct 27 2014
@TylerMirage Meh, worth a shot right? xD His voice in UWvH seems a lot more darker and aggressive sounding to me, guess its just the clip here.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:18 PM on Mon Oct 27 2014
@Torak
His material was a lot darker but the voice was basically the same, if not a little deeper or gruffer.
Polyester Funk
said at 11:23 PM on Sat Aug 23 2014
Guess I'll go with Steve Blum. Although a lot of his times as Wolverine I've not heard since they were in video games I really like what I have heard from him. His is the voice I hear for Wolvie. And I must say that I like him better in the anime and Ultimate Spider-Man. He sounds a little light in WATXM. I like the gruffer, more badass voice from some of the other stuff.

Cal Dodd was the voice that I associated with Wolverine for so long and I still like it. It was just a unique voice that really suited him.

Scott McNeil was also very good and I wouldn't mind hearing him reprise one day.

Kevin Michael Richardson sounds like he's has potential to be quite good. His first line sounds a lot like Keith David. I'm not sure that I want Wolvie to sound like Keith, just pointing it out is all.

From what I've heard of Brian Drummond he is also very good.

I think everyone else ranges from good to OK except for Neil Ross and Milo Ventimiglia. Neil is a great VA, but that voice does not suit Wolverine. And Milo, well I just found that voice to be grating and it seemed really forced. Maybe he could be alright if he did something that sounded more natural.
RabidSonicFan
said at 10:29 AM on Fri Aug 1 2014
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Aw, yes; everyone's favorite Canucklehead!

Neil Ross - From what I hear, I blame the producers for this more than Neil, but... Crikey, Wolvie; what did they do to ya'?!

Cal Dodd - A gravelly and badass voice, though a bit hammy at times

Scott McNeil - A bit deeper than I'd usually expect, but a good job nevertheless; he did a better job with the "acting" part than the previous guys, IMO

Tony Daniels - An OK Cal Dodd impression

Mark Hamill - Different than the norm, but I can't not love Mark Hamill

Steve Blum - He ran with a similar type of voice that Cal Dodd had, with better acting chops; he's voiced Wolverine so often, that his voice is usually the first one that comes to mind

Keith Szarabajka - A pretty cool voice; he did a good job with what little material he was given

Mark Acheson - Not bad, but it's not a voice that I find myself remembering

Hugh Jackman - The definitive live-action Wolverine; not quite as definitive in voice-over, but still pretty damn good

Marc Thompson & Jeffrey Hedquist - They're alright

Kevin Michael Richardson - Did a great job; I think he nailed Wolvie's personality

Milo Ventimiglia - It fits for the pretty boy Wolverine from most of the Marvel Animes... and I don't particularly like the pretty boy Wolverine, but it's not really his fault or anything

Brian Drummond - I'd say he's one of the best ones; surprising, considering he's only voiced him in the motion comics
deathstroke855
said at 6:38 PM on Sat May 31 2014
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Blum knows and totally has the experience of Wolverine!
Fulgore2005
said at 4:11 AM on Wed May 21 2014
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Changing to Brian Drumond. I felt that he captured more of the violent, intense yet heroic presence that I felt was missing.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:16 AM on Fri May 16 2014
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I'm changing my vote to Brian Drummond. I might elaborate more on why later, but the short summary is that I feel he does a much better than his predecessors job at giving the impression that Wolverine is an angry, cynical, bitter man with psychological scars and violent urges while still pulling off the wise-cracks. Some actors, such as Steve Blum, do a decent job with sounding like Wolverine, but their acting doesn't quite capture the feeling of darkness and intensity simmering beneath the surface and often only settle for the wise-cracking, smokey-voiced, cool guy aspect of his personality.

Drummond's voice and performances so far get the closest to giving me the kind of well-rounded, brooding, violent, intense performance with a subtle element of humor I've been waiting for.
rosebr10
said at 6:54 PM on Sat May 3 2014
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Can't say I blame all the Blummies here. If Wolvie were the first role I heard him in I'd probably stick with him, too.

Fortunately I was raised on Dodd, and Drummond's not too far behind in that regard.

Also, if in fact that is Acheson in Rise of the Imperfects, then good on him for doing both sides so well.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 6:41 PM on Thu May 1 2014
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Urge...to change vote...to Brian Drummond...increasing!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:12 AM on Sat May 3 2014
@TylerMirage Same here! His Wolverine voice (including what he did in Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk) is so intimidating it comes close to ACTUALLY SCARING ME. None of the others have been as effective in that regard.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:24 PM on Fri Apr 25 2014
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I'm in the mood for another giant comic compare. Here I go.

1. Cal Dodd: He's alright I suppose. I give him points for setting a precedent for Wolverine's voice and having some cool lines, but there were times where Cal forced it too much.

2. Scott McNeil: Scott's voice is a great fit for Wolvie and his acting is pretty great. It's hard for me to find any real flaws with his performance.

3. Steve Blum: Steve has played Wolverine many times and while his quality isn't always consistent, when he's at the top of his game(Hulk Vs., MVC3) then Steve is absolutely perfect as Wolverine. He hits all of the right notes and I can't think of a better voice for Wolverine.

4. Mark Hamill: Mark is another great choice for Wolvy. There are times where I don't think he's gruff enough, but his performance is solid. One of the better ones.

5. Neil Ross: I have no clue. Neil's Wolverine just flat-out baffles me. His acting is better in Amazing Friends, but the accent still kills his performance.

6. Hugh Jackman: I like Hugh Jackman better in the movies, but he pulls off a decent voice over as Wolverine. Also, is it me, or does the "this my fight" line at the end of his clip sound like Dee Bradley Baker?

7. Keith Szarabajka: That clip is horrible. It actually hurt my ears when I listened to it with headphones on. Anyway, having heard Keith in the game I can say that he does a pretty good job, even if some lines sound forced. That's probably just bad direction since I think Keith is a great fit for Wolvy.

8. The Nemesis voice(May not be Cal): He's pretty good and I like some of his battle cries. Although I'm not sure how well he could carry more emotional parts. The voice might not be suited for that.

9. Kevin Michael Richardson: It's great to hear some range out of Kevin and he's pretty good. I do think that some his lines sound either too old or sinister, however he does a good job in the end.

10. Marc Thompson: He sounds okay, but he forces the voice a lot of the time.

11. Jeffrey Hedquist: Another just okay voice. Instead of being forced like Marc he's more plain sounding instead.

12. Milo Ventimiglia: No

13. Tony Daniels: There's not much to go off. From what I gather he just sounds like a lesser Cal Dodd. Not bad, not great.

14. Brian Drummond: Oh yes! Brian is fantastic, I can't say enough good about him. My second favorite Wolverine by far. In the unlikely event that another Marvel show uses Vancouver voices I definitely want a reprisal from Brian.

So there's my thoughts on the many voices of Wolverine. If I had to give a top five it would be: 1. Steve 2. Brian 3. Scott 4. Mark 5. Keith
facundo guerra 4
said at 9:22 AM on Mon Apr 14 2014
Steve Blum, no question about it
MaskedMarvel89
said at 6:55 PM on Sat Apr 12 2014
Steve Blum's the best, but Brian Drummond and Cal Dodd were really good too. Hugh Jackman was pretty good, but he was better as live-action Wolverine (even if he was a foot too tall).
Fairfieldfencer
said at 12:48 PM on Fri Apr 11 2014
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I would like to see John DiMaggio give a stab (no pun intended) at Wolverine with his Marcus Fenix voice.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:22 PM on Fri Apr 11 2014
@Fairfieldfencer I know that just prior to the release of the Deadpool video game, IMDB (erroneously) listed DiMaggio as voicing Wolverine, but it definitely got me super excited!

DiMaggio's got the rasp, and he can totally pull off the quiet, laid back part of the character as well as the loud and angry berserker. I enjoy Blum in the role, but DiMaggio is definitely my pick for who should get a whack at it next.
Fairfieldfencer
said at 1:53 AM on Sat Apr 12 2014
@TylerMirage I saw that too and I thought it would have been a great casting choice.
TYE
said at 2:30 PM on Sun Mar 16 2014
I have to go with Cal Dodd as my number 1 and Scott McNeil as my second. I loved Cal Dodd in the 90s x-men cartoon and I was really surprised when I found out he did wolverine's voice in marvel nemesis it sounded totally different. And I love Scott McNeil's take on wolverine it's so deep and cool but it's kinda funny seeing him as mr. White on Johnny Test and then seeing him as wolverine on x-men evolution.... lol
Finister2
said at 1:50 PM on Sun Mar 9 2014
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I wonder if John DiMaggio would make a good Wolverine?
Regomania
said at 1:09 AM on Wed Jan 29 2014
I actually love Milo's take on Wolverine, it fits the younger looking design well.
Megnoman
said at 4:42 PM on Tue Apr 15 2014
@Regomania just no.
Metabad
said at 12:28 AM on Fri Jan 24 2014
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Okay, random idea here...but who here thinks that David Hayter would make for a great Wolverine?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:13 PM on Fri Jan 24 2014
@Metabad I would love to see that, personally.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 5:20 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
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I honestly have to say, I find Cal's performance to be.............meh.

My two top picks would have to be Blum and McNeil (with Blum slightly overtaking the lead).
Comicfan117
said at 7:01 AM on Tue Mar 11 2014
@DreamMaster08X Yeah I kind of found him to be forcing the voice
atlien
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
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I cant believe I'm in the minority when I say Cal Dodd > Steve Blum I love Blum's voice but I dont agree with everyone else saying he's better than ever other voice.
atlien
said at 4:45 PM on Sun Nov 24 2013
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I'm torn between Cal Dodd, Marc Thompson, and Brian Drummond. They were all perfect.
Ross123
said at 10:53 AM on Mon Nov 18 2013
I like most of them but i'm going for Steve as he nailed the role over every1 else. Hugh is a close 2nd mainly cause I love him in live action but his voice in the game was good.

Neil, Jeffery & Milo were the only miscasts out of every1. Keith I couldn't really most of his performance so I suggest a different clip from "Ultimate Spiderman the game."
Silence
said at 10:05 AM on Sat Nov 2 2013
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After revisiting this compare, I've decided to change my vote to Brian Drummond (it was formerly to Steve Blum). I just feel that he nailed the personality and how the character should be played. Also the voice sounds like the one I always imagined Wolverine to have. But with that said, I liked the takes Steve Blum, Scott McNeil, Kevin Michael Richardson and Cal Dodd as well. Neil Ross and Milo Ventimiglia are by far the weakest links. Neil's take is all wrong (mainly because of the accent) and Milo's so generic it hurts (not to mention he sounds WAY too young).
chaosincarnate
said at 5:05 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
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Cal Dodd-It's decent, but it sounds like he's trying too hard. He seems to have improved in Marvel Nemesis.
Scott Mcneil- Really good, the tough guy voice is a great alternative to the usual raspiness we hear from most Wolverine VA'S.
Steve Blum- He's absolutely perfect. Raspy and tough, just like how I imagine Wolverine. What Conroy is to Batman, Blum is to Wolverine.
Mark Hamill-It's a shame he never got more chances to voice Wolverine, basically take what I said about Scott Mcneil and apply it here.
Neil Ross- Laughably bad, the Australian accent sounds incredibly forced and doesn't fit the character at all.
Hugh Jackman- Just as awesome as he is in the movies.
Keith S- Same as Cal Dodd, it sounds like he's trying too hard to be tough, but a pretty decent performance nonetheless. I wish he had more material to work with.
KMR- Pretty good, it sounds like a deeper version of Steve Blum, I was shocked to discover it was him.
Marc Thompson- It's alright, but like Cal and Keith, he's trying way too hard.
Jeffrey H- Not too bad, but it's a bit generic and could really be applied to a lot of superheroes.
Milo V- No... just no. He sounds far too young and is only Wolverine in name. I'd say he's the worst, but that's what we have Neil Ross for.
Tony Daniels- He's basically impersonating Cal Dodd, nothing really memorable.
Brian Drummond- I'm pleasantly surprised, he's a huge improvement over Marc Thompson. He sounds tough and raspy, feeling incredibly natural. I would like to see him voice Wolverine more often, he's that good.

Steve Blum FTW, with Scott Mcneil and Brian Drummond at a close second, and Hugh Jackman and Mark Hamill tied for 3rd. Everyone else ranges from good to forgettable/awful.
atlien
said at 12:13 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
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Woa, I had no clue Vegeta voiced Wolverine before.
Comicfan117
said at 9:47 AM on Thu Oct 24 2013
@atlien Piccolo did too
atlien
said at 10:14 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@Comicfan117 O, yea. Almost forgot.
atlien
said at 12:11 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
I like Marc Thompson, his performance in that clip was too awesome.
PacoSlimee
said at 12:39 AM on Fri Oct 4 2013
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For Dummond I'm getting a Cal Dodd mixed with Steve Blum kind of vibe. Definitely a good mix. I might actually like him a bit more than Steve!
Aussieroth
said at 5:55 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
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WHOA! Brian you scare me for the right reasons!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:26 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
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I'd like to hear Brian Drummond's voice in a fight scene to hear how he handles his battle screams and growls. If he pulled those off well I could see myself changing my vote to him.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:04 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
Steve Blum could make an awesome Ryuk
bumblebeebug
said at 4:18 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
Brian Drummond is awesome, but I still prefer Steve by a VERY small amount.
VctrBnsn
said at 7:13 AM on Thu Oct 3 2013
Man, what happened to Superhero Squad Wolverine?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:57 AM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@VctrBnsn We're trying to limit the amount of duplicates of voice actors. Besides, Steven is in the lead so adding him twice is pretty pointless.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
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'DAT BRIAN DRUMMOND WOLVERINE VOICE.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:53 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
Kevin sounds really awesome, I really hope he gets a second chance to play Logan. If he sounds that awesome with just playing him in two scenes, he'd rock it if given a whole series or a recurring role
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:14 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Music Meister I think the real star here is Brian. It is funny seeing this in the middle of all the comments about him though.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:08 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@Nightmare Crusher I didn't really see what people saw, I thought he sounded too young and not gruff enough.
I forgotten that Logan was in the Black Panther series and how good Kevin was
Silence
said at 2:43 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
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Holy crap, Brian Drummond's really good!!!!!!
VctrBnsn
said at 6:41 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
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Wow, I think Brian is almost tied with Steve as my fav. Only a couple times I question his performance, but I question Steve's just about as much. Makes me wish Ocean had more chances to do Marvel stuff.
LordofEvil96
said at 11:59 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@VctrBnsn Yes, I agree. They need to do more Marvel Stuff, but they can't because L.A voice talent is too busy soaking up the attention while Ocean gets nothing but terribly animated and poorly written kids shows to do voice work for.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 5:19 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@LordofEvil96 Consolation can be found in the fact that they've got My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic going for them, which means much, MUCH more exposure to the public eye ;)
VctrBnsn
said at 6:23 PM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@CatsTuxedo I agree. Plus, I think Ocean does get more high quality stuff than some give them credit for. Plus, they get to work with Marvel A LOT more than they get to work with DC.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:28 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
@VctrBnsn I would really like to hear an Ocean actor try Spider-Man. The ones of recent years have sounded a little too "typical teen" and just bore me.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 5:36 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
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I almost like Brian Drummond better than Blum here because he's less recognizable, but his gruffness sounds a little forced in comparison. Still, he comes very close to what I imagine Wolverine to sound like, and he impressed me all the same.
The Doctor
said at 12:50 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
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Wow, Brian Drummond is awesome! My second favorite, just little bit behind the Blum.
cryofpaine
said at 11:13 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
Cal Dodd, Scott Blum, Steve McNeil, and Kevin Michael Richardson absolutely nailed it. They all have the gruff, badass, animalistic quality that you need for Wolverine.

Hugh Jackman is as good as he is live action. His voice lacks a little of the depth and gruffness that the better voices have, but he's still good.

Mark Hamill was pretty good, although his voice was a bit too nasally. I think he was having to try too hard to reach the voice.

Tony Daniels was ok, but he was clearly going for Cal Dodd as Wolverine, instead of just Wolverine, and so there's something that doesn't sound quite right. Good for the short sound bytes in the game, but not for a series or feature.

Mark Thompson and Brian Drummond would have been great as Batman - still menacing, but more calm and deliberate rather than restrained animal.

Jeffrey Hedquist had absolutely none of the qualities that you need for Wolverine. I would cast him as someone like Nick Fury - older, wiser, a mentor, someone who's seen action, but has left it in the past.

Keith Szarabajka was completely incomprehensible. That recording was awful, but from what you could hear, it was too quiet. There wasn't any of Wolverine's force behind his voice.

Milo Ventimiglia was exactly what I would picture an anime Wolverine would sound like, which is fine because he was in an anime version. But he isn't Wolverine, not even close.

Finally, Neil Ross. There's a lot that could be said about this, but I think "WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?" sums it up best.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:24 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@cryofpaine Scott Blum and Steve McNeil?
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:14 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I'm personally a fan of Cal Drummond.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 3:49 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
@Nightmare Crusher

Milo Ross?

*dodges any incoming tomatoes, chairs, etc.*
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:50 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight I'd like to know where the tornadoes are coming from.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 3:51 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Did I seriously just read tomatoes as tornadoes? I amaze myself sometimes.
atlien
said at 10:17 PM on Wed Jan 22 2014
@TheVengeanceKnight Hugh Richardson is the best.
Xymor
said at 3:48 PM on Sat Sep 14 2013
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Steven Blum was born to voice Wolverine,when he was first cast in the role marvel knew that they found the definitive wolverine,he naturally sounds badass and just nails the animalistic side,including the growls and rage.
Carl Dodd was kind of forced in the 90 show,but improved considerably in the video game,and is defiantly the second best
Kevin Michael Richardson-blew me away I couldn’t tell that was him, any way he does a kickass job
Scott McNeil is great,but doesn’t quite have the animalistic side
Mark Hamill as wolverine? what the ****, anyway hes rather weak and balnd in my opinion,I don’t blame Mark for it,as he was clearly miscast.
Marc Thompson is ****ing horrible,he basically sounds like a normal guy tying desperatlly to sound badass.
Jeffrey Hedquist-unimpressive,nothing badass or animalistic,he was just miscast
Tony Daniels-WEEEAAAK!!!!
Keith Szarabajka-hes tape is completely distorted,so I cant make out anything he says.
Neil Ross-Aussie Wolverine?yeah,complet and utter bull****
cryofpaine
said at 10:52 PM on Tue Oct 1 2013
@Xymor Agree with everything you said, except for Scott McNeil. This clip doesn't show it, but he could do animalistic just as well as the others. http://youtu.be/JlhTxqGryWc?t=2m20s
Mrguy22594
said at 6:46 AM on Fri Aug 9 2013
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The X-Men a.k.a. Wolverine and his merry band of sidekicks.
BatDevilSpawn
said at 8:00 PM on Sat Aug 3 2013
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Cal Dodd: 9.5/10 (X-Men: TAS performance). 9/10 (Marvel Nemesis performance)
Scott McNeil: 7/10
Steve Blum: 10/10
Mark Hamill: 7.5/10
Neil Ross: 3/10
Hugh Jackman: 8/10
Keith Szarabajka: 8/10
Kevin Michael Richardson: 8.5/10
Marc Thompson: 7/10
Jeffrey Hedquist: 6/10
Milo Ventimigilia: 5.5/10
Tony Daniels: 5/10
Mrguy22594
said at 10:39 PM on Wed Jul 17 2013
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Hugh Jackman= Best portrayal of Wolverine.
Steve Blum= Best voice of Wolverine.
sosoubi
said at 1:34 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
@Mrguy22594 totally agree, its hard to compare an on screen actor with an animation actor..
TaylorJosephB
said at 8:29 PM on Tue Jul 9 2013
Steve Blum, with Jackman second.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 11:25 AM on Mon Jul 8 2013
# 1 - Steve Blum
# 2 - Cal Dodd.
# 3 - Scott McNeil.
# 4 - Mark Hamill.
# 5 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
# 6 - Keith Szarabajka.
# 7 - Marc Thompson.
# 8 - Hugh Jackman.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:37 AM on Wed Oct 2 2013
@MilanTheVillain01
# 1 - Steve Blum
# 2 - Cal Dodd.
# 3 - Scott McNeil.
# 4 - Mark Hamill.
# 5 - Kevin Michael Richardson.
# 6 - Keith Szarabajka.
# 7 - Marc Thompson.
# 8 - Brian Drummond.
# 9 - Hugh Jackman.
Bluzziku
said at 8:16 AM on Sat Jun 29 2013
Scott Mcneil... Or Steven Blum... Why must this be diffcult...
Mickwhitefire28
said at 2:22 AM on Mon Jun 3 2013
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So... after a lot of thinking and consideration... I pick Steve Blum. But here are my honorable mentions; Cal Dodd, Scott Mcneil, Hugh Jackman, and Kevin Michael Richardson. Everyone ranges from terrible to just ok.
Mickwhitefire28
said at 3:17 PM on Mon Jun 3 2013
@Mickwhitefire28 Correction: Everyone *else* ranges from terrible to just ok.
WoodstockProd
said at 1:51 PM on Fri May 24 2013
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this is off topic, but is it just me, or does the facial structure in Wolvie's character design for Steve, Cal and Scott kind of ressemble the voice actor's own face?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 6:59 PM on Fri May 24 2013
@WoodstockProd No, I kinda see that too. O_O
Lpfan120
said at 6:35 PM on Sun Aug 4 2013
@WoodstockProd Milo's and Mark's kinda do as well
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 8:07 PM on Wed May 22 2013
I am changing my vote to Steve Blum. I don't think he's turned in a perfect performance yet but I like him the best. He did much better when he started lowering his voice and wasn't doing that raspy whispering he did in the beginning.

Despite changing my vote, I really would have liked to hear Cal Dodd take another shot at the character with a deeper and less raspy voice somewhat like Rise of the Imperfects.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:31 AM on Wed Mar 6 2013
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I'm not sure who to vote for. I like Cal Dodd's second version because he doesn't show as much attitude or humor like Steve Blum does, he is simply pissed off. When I hear his second clip he just sounds cold and blunt. No wit, no swagger, just a simple, cold, no BS "You pissed me off, now I'm going to kill you." and that's the end of it.

I think of him as an angry, cold man who's lived a hard life and he has little to say, and if you piss him off you'll get it, especially if your his enemy. Steve Blum and the others just don't express that anger and coldness I like. Of course he would be sarcastic and use some graveyard humor here and there, even be angry and rebellious, but I like it when it's kept simple for the most part. He's a cold, tired, and pissed off dangerous man.

Even though his dialogue is limited, I like Cal Dodd's performance and voice from Marvel Nemesis ROTI the most. Maybe that will change sometime down the line, but I think it's high time they bring Cal Dodd back for once.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:41 AM on Wed Mar 6 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Just in case anyone is thinking I'm talking out of nostalgia, I barely saw any of the X-Men 1994 series growing up and I'm more used to Tony Daniels and Mark Hamill. I haven't even played Marvel Nemesis. I just like Cal Dodd's cold stoic voice in the clip.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:42 AM on Wed Mar 6 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Excuse me, 1992 series. I'm not the greatest authority on X-Men anyway, if you couldn't tell.
pete
said at 3:53 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Kinda the same case with Rino Romano. Both actors would get more time with Spidey and Wolverine if the did work with Ocean.
VctrBnsn
said at 5:47 PM on Sun Feb 24 2013
Cal Todd - My first Wolverine. I think his voice still holds up, just the material was inconsistent.
Steven Blum - He is Wolverine to me.
Scott McNeil - Used to Cal and Steve when I first heard him, so I wasn't a fan at first. Now I love it.
Kevin Michael Richardson - Finally, someone takes advantage of his range!!
Mark Hamill - OK, But he could have done better.
Neil Ross - I think he could have done a good Wolverine if it wasn-t for all the camp. The accent doesnt bother me that much.
Hugh Jackman - He works for the film, not so much in voice acting.
Keith Szarabajka - OK
Marc Thompson - OK as well.
Jeffrey Hedquist - Sounds too tame.
Milo Ventimiglia - A different version of the character. Comparing him to these guys is like comparing Kevin Conroy and Will Friedle.
Tony Daniels - I laugh at the time between Cal/Scott and Steven Blum.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:44 PM on Fri Apr 5 2013
@VctrBnsn Except Will is actually good, unlike Milo. ;-)
VctrBnsn
said at 11:45 PM on Fri Apr 5 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Yeah, even putting that into consideration, he sucks. I just wanted to have an open mind.
pete
said at 3:49 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight For some reason someone the staff at Marvel(assuming Jeph Loeb) decided that any actor who was on NBC's Heroes is best for the parts they audition is for. Hence why Milo got Wolverine, Adrian Pasdar got Iron Man, and Jack Coleman got Dr. Strange. Though Coleman's Dr. Strange doesn't suck as much compared to the other two.
pete
said at 3:49 PM on Fri Apr 12 2013
@VctrBnsn Read my above statement as why Milo got the role.
VctrBnsn
said at 2:15 PM on Sat Apr 13 2013
@pete Jeph probably liked Heroes as much as Andrea Romano liked Firefly. How many times have Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, and Summer Glau been in a DC show? Not to mention people like Molly Quinn or Stana Katic, who have worked with Nathan.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:00 PM on Sat Apr 13 2013
@VctrBnsn Andrea Romano seems to be a fan of Joss Whedon in general, actually. In addition to Firefly, a lot of the actors she casts have had roles in Dollhouse (Eliza Dushku, Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker), Buffy and Angel (James Marsters, David Boreanaz, Juliet Landau, Armin Shimerman, the aforementioned DH and Firefly actors), or Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion).
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:24 PM on Fri Oct 18 2013
@VctrBnsn And Will played a completely different character.
JaredTaylor94
said at 4:48 AM on Thu Feb 14 2013
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I'm changing my vote to Steven Blum, after watching the X-Men anime. I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE LIKE HIM xD
SephiVA
said at 12:51 PM on Tue Jan 29 2013
Someone mentioned Tony Stark and now I wanna hear voice comparisons for him lol
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:47 PM on Tue Jan 29 2013
@SephiVA you mean like here? :)

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/voice-compare/Iron-Man/Tony-Stark/
SephiVA
said at 11:31 PM on Tue Jan 29 2013
@Foxwolf I love you (no homo)
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:44 PM on Tue Jan 29 2013
@SephiVA no homo taken. dude, you should take a sickie (from work or school) and just browse the site the entire day. It'll be more productive than anything you'd do at work/school :D
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:50 AM on Sat Nov 2 2013
@Foxwolf That's pretty much what I did when you guys unveiled the "Favorite Role"/"Favorite Character" feature. :-D
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:09 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
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Ha ha, love the new Cal audio clip. And considering I watched "Dirty Harry" again recently, I love the clip even more. :D
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:30 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
@TylerMirage Yeah, one of my favorite quotes. He has a lot of great lines in the 90's series. I've been wanting to update it for a long time but had no idea which ep it came from and forgot about it. just happened to come across the exact scene online.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 5:04 AM on Sun Jan 27 2013
Nice new Cal clip
jonhardwick
said at 6:33 PM on Thu Jan 24 2013
Steve Blum,Cal Dodd and Hugh Jackman are all my favorites.Scott McNeil,Mark Hamil and Keith Szarabajka weren't too bad either.Neil Ross is probably the worst in my opinion.
pete
said at 12:27 PM on Sun Jan 27 2013
@jonhardwick It was the studio's fault. Long story short there was a misunderstanding in the script.
Autovolt
said at 2:10 PM on Sun Jan 6 2013
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I like Steve Blum best as Wolverine.

That being said Cal Dodd and Scott McNeil were both good in the role.
JaredTaylor94
said at 4:05 AM on Mon Dec 3 2012
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Gotta go with Scott McNeil. Everybody else's voice is just way too high for me. And Jeffrey Hedquist... What in the world was that? xD
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:29 AM on Tue Dec 4 2012
@JaredTaylor94 To be fair, the clip of Steve Blum isn't his best work. He sounds much lower in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
JaredTaylor94
said at 12:39 AM on Sat Dec 8 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Yeah, you're right. I also watched a clip from Hulk Vs, and he's got the feral Wolverine down in that one. I'll blame the voice direction for WatX, since most of the voices in that show are pretty bland lol
GerPer92
said at 2:10 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012
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Scott is the best, sad that he is only third.
GerPer92
said at 2:11 PM on Tue Nov 27 2012
And I wanna note that Hugh is miscast.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:39 AM on Fri Nov 30 2012
@GerPer92 I think that's a common thing when actors who portrayed the character in LIVE-ACTION are cast for the ANIMATED version of said character. They're not awful, but when you portray someone in live-action, you have the help of costume and make-up and of course, the actor's skill to make that character great. For example, RDJ is a fantastic live-action Tony Stark...but just as the voice? Meh. Same thing with Hugh here. He's an amazing live-action Wolverine, but his *voice only* for the role isn't anything special. So it's not really a matter of him being "miscast", it's a matter of there being more than just a voice for a LIVE-ACTION portrayal.
GerPer92
said at 7:00 AM on Fri Nov 30 2012
@TylerMirage
Well, actually I also think he is miscast as Live-Action Wolvi.
Not because of the missing costume, that really wouldn't work for the films, but because he is too damn tall. It really annoyed the hell out of me that he was just as tall as Sabretooth in Origins. And he is way too 'nice'. Not even half the badass from the comics.
coolgeek176
said at 7:54 PM on Fri Nov 30 2012
@GerPer92 I wouldn't blame the fact that you think Wolverine is too nice in live action on Hugh. Blame it on the writers.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:29 AM on Sun Dec 2 2012
@TylerMirage Hey, I disagree about RDJ; his voice is pretty awesome. Hugh Jackman's on the other hand...
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:48 AM on Fri Dec 7 2012
@GerPer92 Ah, mis-cast in live-action, gotcha'. Each to their own. :)

@TheVengeanceKnight Well, I'm *not* saying RDJ's voice alone is *awful*, just saying that I think his strength as the character is much better achieved in live-action, rather than merely voice-acting.
pete
said at 11:31 PM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@GerPer92 Ever think Liev Schrieber was miscast as Sabretooth instead? Tyler Mane's was much taller than Jackman's Wolverine.
GerPer92
said at 4:22 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
@pete Schreiber was miscast (and Mane much better), yes, but Wolverine is still too tall. He shouldn't even be on par with Cyclops or Jean.
Wolverine is a midget.
pete
said at 4:27 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
@GerPer92 Lol a midget? No. Pretty sure they're the same in the comics but in all media tv or video games they're about the same height. Wolver ine is 5 something while Cyclops or Jean may be 6 something. I think.
GerPer92
said at 4:32 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
@pete Just because video games or animated shows do it that way dont mean its right. Wolverine was supposed to at best 5,3 tall, Cyclops is around 6,3.
I just dont like it when other media dont stay true to the comics. Wolverines small height is just part of his underdog-character.
Just like being the leader should be Cyclops part, and not Wolverines (Movies, WATX). But I think we're drifting off from the voice acting-subject here =D
pete
said at 4:41 PM on Wed Dec 19 2012
@GerPer92 Yes we are lol. But height isn't as bad compared to making him leader and how many animator can draw a character right down to his exact height? I mean really they made him slightly taller but Evolution aside as he was older than most characters does that really matter compared to other inaccuracies like Neil Ross's and Milo Ventimiglia's voiccs for him?
atlien
said at 2:38 PM on Tue Oct 23 2012
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Im surprised at how good KMR voices him lol he sounds way deeper than that in real life.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:33 AM on Mon Nov 26 2012
@atlien I know right? He has range, it's just that sometimes the voice director doesn't use it to its full potential *cough* Young Justice *cough*.
lm55
said at 1:43 AM on Sat Oct 6 2012
where can i find the pryde of xmen episode? and how come they dont have the voice actor of the xmen marvel anime series from last year? he is no dodd or blum but still pretty good. anybody know when the 2nd season will air if there is even going to be one? i have always thought clint eastwood should do wolvie's voice lol.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:53 AM on Sat Oct 6 2012
@lm55 The guy from the X-Men anime IS Steve Blum.
pete
said at 11:33 PM on Sun Dec 16 2012
@lm55 Pryde was on YouTube last time I checked but it was a few years back.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 3:33 AM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@pete I know for sure the Annotated Xperiment uploaded it as one of their episodes.
RevolverRikochet
said at 11:48 PM on Sun Sep 23 2012
Marc Thompson isn't half bad as Wolverine but i'd agree with the poll as Steve Blum being the best voice for the Character
coolgeek176
said at 9:46 AM on Sun Sep 16 2012
Steve Blum is my favorite. My second is Scott Mcneil. I never really liked Cal Dodd.
coolgeek176
said at 1:08 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
@coolgeek176 Out of all of Steve Blum's performances as Wolverine I think I like his performance in Hulk Vs The most.
Patrick
said at 10:20 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
Favorites

1: Neil Ross
2: Cal Dodd
TheAtticus
said at 2:48 AM on Tue Sep 11 2012
@Patrick Wait, you're favorite Wolverine is the one with an Australian accent?
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:19 PM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@TheAtticus He always goes for the oldest voices for characters. Clouded by nostalgia, methinks.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:53 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Unlikely, he always votes for the oldest even when shows are decades apart, or just in case where it makes no sense. Who has nostalgia for Pryde of the X-Men? He's more likely some attention seeker.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:07 PM on Mon Apr 22 2013
@Nightmare Crusher That makes it even worse, then.
BurtLancaster1913
said at 11:07 PM on Sat Aug 25 2012
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Cal Dodd & Steve Blum are pretty evenly matched (helped by the fact that Blum himself actually sounds a lot like Dodd). Most of the others are fine except for Milo, he just doesn't capture the gruffness.
atlien
said at 2:40 PM on Tue Oct 23 2012
@BurtLancaster1913 Yea, Dodds my favorite but I have bias towards him sense hes the Wolverine I grew up hearing so I didnt vote for him.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 9:47 PM on Sat Dec 22 2012
@BurtLancaster1913 Dodd may have laid the foundation of the Wolverine voice, but Blum PERFECTED it. ;-)
Torak
said at 10:37 AM on Fri Aug 24 2012
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There's no question here: Steve Blum IS Wolverine, he even makes a good younger Wolverine the SHS.

I also liked Hugh Jackman, Scott McNeil and Cal Dodd.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 4:24 AM on Thu Aug 23 2012
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We really really Need John DiMaggio as Wolverine. Make him go all Marcus Fenix.
BigBDawg
said at 10:35 AM on Mon Jun 25 2012
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My top picks for Wolverine are;
Steve Blum
Mark Hamill
Cal Dodd
Hugh Jackman
Scott McNeil
VGAfanatic
said at 3:52 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
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My favorite's definitely Steve Blum.

I don't think Milo Ventimiglia's range suits Wolverine's gruffness.
shadowvegeta
said at 2:59 PM on Sun May 20 2012
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1. Steve Blum
2. Hugh Jackman
3. Cal Dodd
4. Kevin Michael Richardson
5. Scott McNeil
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 11:06 PM on Thu May 17 2012
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1. Steve Blum
2. Cal Dodd
3. Scott McNeil
4. Kevin Michael Richerson
5. Mark Tompson
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 11:15 PM on Thu May 17 2012
@AustinTheVoiceKing
Hey Foxwolf, I know where you can find a pic of Jeffrey Hedquist if you want it.

http://www.ohma.org/marces/2009_judges_bios.php
pete
said at 9:28 PM on Thu Jul 19 2012
@AustinTheVoiceKing links don't work in comments post that in the forums.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:31 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
@pete You can just copy it and paste it in the address bar. :-)
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:22 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
@AustinTheVoiceKing Oh yeah, and his photo has already been added.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:37 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
@pokemastanumba1 It wasn't at the time he made that comment.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:41 PM on Sun May 13 2012
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1. Steve Blum
2. Cal Dodd
3. Scott McNeil
4. Tony Daniels/Marc Thompson.
SparklyShake12
said at 7:02 AM on Wed Apr 18 2012
Cal Dodd, Cal Dodd, Cal Dodd!!!

With Steve and Scott a close second.

said at 2:43 PM on Mon Apr 16 2012
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Scott McNeil was good but Steven Blum is beast
Spider-Fox
said at 4:47 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
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1. Steve Blum
2. Scott McNeil
3. Mark Hamill
4. Hugh Jackman
5. Keith Szarabajka
101mariner
said at 4:43 PM on Wed Mar 14 2012
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1:Steve Blum
2:Scott McNeil
101mariner
said at 3:19 PM on Sat Mar 31 2012
@101mariner
my least favourite:Carl Dodd
101mariner
said at 7:58 PM on Wed May 9 2012
@101mariner
3:Mark Hamill
101mariner
said at 7:24 AM on Sat May 19 2012
@101mariner never mind all that
1:Steve Blum
2:Mark Hamill
3:Scott McNeil
worst:Neil Ross
GhostImpulse
said at 6:43 PM on Thu Feb 2 2012
Now that I've sat down and actually watched the first two seasons of Evolution I have to say that I hope Scott McNeil gets a chance to play Wolverine again but with a better and more grown-up story. They pretty much neutered Wolverine in Evolution.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 2:57 PM on Thu Jan 19 2012
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John DiMaggio should be the next voice of Wolverine. Since both Bender and Wolvie have Shiny metal asses.
GhostImpulse
said at 8:08 AM on Thu Jan 19 2012
For me Cal Dodd will always be THE voice of Wolverine. Partially because I think the 90s X-Men series is the best project listed. Scott McNeil is my second choice because he has a natural gruffness to his voice that fits the character well. Steve Blum is my third because I am a big fan of his and enjoy his voice in general.

Kevin Michael Richardson and Tony Daniels did a good job as well. But everyone else, including Mark Hamill and Hugh Jackman, were terrible.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:19 PM on Mon Jan 16 2012
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Steve Blum is my favorite, but most of the others work for me. Probably the most notable ones would be Neil Ross, who is so bad it's funny and Milo Ventimiglia who is an outright disgrace to the character.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 1:46 PM on Thu Jan 12 2012
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Scott McNeil was my first mainstream version of Wolverine that I encountered, so he'll always hold a place in my heart. ;)

But Steve Blum and Cal Dodd are easily the other top two.
SLEDGERAID
said at 10:12 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
I Cannot believ that was Tony Daniels in Mutant Academy 2!!!!! he did pretty damn good
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 10:21 PM on Mon Dec 26 2011
Cal Dodd and Steve Blum's voices are too high-pitched for my taste. I'm gonna go with Scott McNeil.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 4:20 AM on Thu Mar 15 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Changing my vote to Steve Blum, mostly for, like pokemastanumba1 said, his MvC3 voice.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 4:32 AM on Sun Dec 18 2011
I think Cal Dodd is the best of the bunch. If one take wasn't good enough, he comes up with ANOTHER take that's just as good, or maybe better. Though, I don't mind Steve Blum or Scott McNeil's Wolverines.
SmartyBoyboy
said at 8:58 AM on Sun Dec 4 2011
1. Hugh Jackman
3. Scott McNeil
2. Steve Blum
4. Kevin Michael Richardson
5. Cal Dodd
6. Keith Szarabajka
7. Marc Thompson
8. Mark Hamill
9. Jeffrey Hedquist
10. Milo Ventimiglia
11. Neil Ross
SmartyBoyboy
said at 3:13 PM on Sat Jul 14 2012
@SmartyBoyboy Tony goes between Mark and Jeffrey.
curtis13
said at 2:20 PM on Sun Nov 20 2011
For me I have to say Cal dodd is my favorite then comes Scott McNeil and finally Steve Blum
EliteF50
said at 6:28 PM on Wed Oct 12 2011
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Scott McNeil is the best, Cal Dodd is second best, and Steve Blum is third.
pokemastanumba1
said at 12:34 AM on Thu Sep 8 2011
#1 Steve Blum (Marvel vs Capcom 3)
I'll admit that I'm being (at least) a bit biased from the start here as he's the one who has voiced Wolverine the longest and most frequently by far, but really, what else is there to say? Steve Blum is one of the greatest voice actors in existence, and Wolverine is one of, if not his most iconic role.

His performance in Wolverine and the X-Men was very good, commanding both true leadership and animal instinct. He had lots of great chemistry with the other X-Men characters, particularly Jim's Professor Xavier and Kari's Emma Frost. Most importantly, he had by far the most emotion and liveliness. While I will say that there are some instances where he sounded too gruff and/or forced, it's probably that he's just staying as much in-character as possible. Nevertheless, all of the voice acting in WXM was (at least one of) the best and each role was very memorable, with Steve's being a prime example of both.

To reiterate, Steve's WXM voice is very good, but I also explicitly said that #1 goes to his MvC3 voice:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO2ANVcuBaI

As you could infer, I do think that his voice in that game was quite an improvement over his WXM voice in that he didn't go quite as overboard in trying to sound monstrous and/or intimidating. And of course, Steve actually had much better material to work with in the form of short-phrase battle taunts.

#2 Cal Dodd/Mark Hamill/Keith Szarabajka/Kevin Michael Richardson
I'm actually very torn with second place here, to be honest, as all four of them did very well here. Cal Dodd is just too classic to pass up of course; Keith's voice had a very fierce and demonic tone to it; both Mark and Kevin, as usual, are simply amazing in voice, with their voices for Wolverine being a good stretch of their range.

#3 Hugh Jackman
His voice is good, but the acting could use more polish, especially in terms of the live-action movies; his lack of physical similarity and muscle mass undermines the quality.

#4 Scott McNeil
Yes, he also has a good voice, but I find his Wolverine to be too similar to his other voices; not that that's really bad, but Scott obviously has a surplus of roles, and he's done much better IMO. What's more, the lack of a Canadian accent despite that Scott is Canadian himself is a rather big letdown.

#5 Marc Thompson
He's one of the more talented 4Kids voice actors, but in this case I digress. The acting isn't so good, and the poor sound quality kinda lets it down. Astonishing X-Men had some good voice acting, but this does prove that they don't really have much business with a Marvel animated series.

#6 Jeffrey Hedquist
He's alright, but once again, the acting could use more polish.

#7 Milo Ventimiglia
For the last time, the acting could use more polish.

#8 Neil Ross
Seriously, didn't anybody tell Neil that Logan's Canadian, Pyro's the Aussie? What gives with the huge mixup? Eh, it obviously can't be helped at this point, but man did this switch end up screwing him and both of his roles in that show over.
atlien
said at 12:05 AM on Mon Aug 29 2011
I'm giving Venimilia a vote just cause he's cool.
pokemastanumba1
said at 11:16 PM on Wed Sep 7 2011
@atlien How is he cool? And besides, you're supposed to vote for your real favourite, as that's the whole point of these VCs.
Ninjaman15
said at 4:13 PM on Fri Sep 9 2011
@atlien Venimilia is just plain awful to be honest. It's fine that you like his performance for Wolverine, oh sure, but you only voted because you said he's cool. As pokemastanumba1 said without being relaxed or generous (as it is back at Sonic News Network, but I'll let that slide), you are supposed to vote for your favorite by a valid opinion, not something like "I vote for that guy because he's awesome"... And it also means that you can go with what your gut thinks, not by someone saying 'real' favorite, because they're going to bring up, for example, the Sonic voice compare: one of the users said that he liked Burke's performance as Sonic in the Sonic OVA because he voted for him and I think NCZ said that HE was a pity vote... That's alright if he thinks so, but as a fact, that statement can always be trifled with another "actual" fact.

As for this voice compare, a no-brainer for me; While I do like Cal's performance as Wolverine seeing how he is quite liked the lot and I can see why, the more memorable one personally has to be Steven Blum. I don't know why, but for some reason, he's in about everything and has a lot of vocal range, so he didn't goof up here, either.
pete
said at 10:31 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
@pokemastanumba1 People bias their votes all the time on here (ie) The Joker, Batman, and Optimus Prime polls
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:37 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
@pete That is true unfortunately. :(
Anicomicgeek
said at 1:36 AM on Thu Oct 11 2012
@pete

People vote for their favorites. Just so happens a lot of people like Kevin Conroy as Batman, Mark Hamill as the Joker, and Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:26 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
@pete & Anicomicgeek Yeah, those polls are fine; just because one VA has a huge lead over all the other ones in a VC, it doesn't necessarily mean that the poll is rigged. Here, Steve Blum is only winning by about two dozen votes (at the time of me writing this, at least); I'd hardly call that rigged.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:41 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
@Ninjaman15 I believe you're misinterpreting. The guy outright said that he only voted for Martin Burke because he had no votes. That's when I pointed out that he should really be voting for his actual favourite rather than giving out pity votes.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:42 PM on Fri Oct 12 2012
@pokemastanumba1 Nobody said anything about this poll being rigged.
pokemastanumba1
said at 9:44 PM on Sat Oct 13 2012
@NCZ The point was that members are supposed to vote for their ACTUAL favorite performance, and a majority of voters aren't necessarily biased at all just because one VA has a big lead over the others. That guy explicity said, "I'm giving Venimilia a vote just cause he's cool," which is just as bad as giving out "pity votes."
Anicomicgeek
said at 10:39 PM on Sun Aug 21 2011
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Steven Blum's my favorite of the bunch, though Cal Dodds is good, too. Keith Szarabajka's good as Ultimate Wolverine. Milo Ventimiglia isn't all that great. I don't remember where I read this, but I agree with it--there's something wrong when Tony Stark's voice is deeper than Wolverine's.
ninjinister
said at 10:54 PM on Sat Aug 27 2011
@Anicomicgeek Agreed. Milo almost ruins the show for me.
ConfusedPhantom
said at 7:39 PM on Thu Aug 4 2011
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Dunno if I posted here. But, I like Cal Dodd (both renditions), Steve Blum and Scott McNeil's renditions best. Milo...probably the worst. When he says "play time's over bub" ....it...just doesn't feel the same.....
pokemastanumba1
said at 3:26 PM on Fri Aug 5 2011
@ConfusedPhantom I completely agree that Milo IS easily one of, if not the worst one here.
pete
said at 8:17 PM on Thu Aug 25 2011
@pokemastanumba1 Milo is second the worst is Neil Ross but it's not his fault as there was a mix up and they thought Wolverine was Australian so they yold him to do that voice.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:48 PM on Thu Aug 4 2011
Milo Ventimiglia now added
MarieLeBeau
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Jul 11 2011
I love Cal Dodd for so many reasons. His Wolverine just exudes this unapologetic "kick your tail from here to the Shi'Ar Empire" that I love!

When it comes to the quiet, brooding Wolverine though, Hugh Jackman wins it adamantium claws down.
Aurora
said at 8:52 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
I don't know about all of you, but I love scott mcneil's voice better. Besides, it reminds me of the starfox character, Wolf. This would be great if Scott did the voice for Wolf.
pokemastanumba1
said at 1:17 AM on Mon Jun 20 2011
I personally like Steve Blum a bit better, though I would give it to Cal Dodd, even just for being the original. As usual, Kevin does an amazing job.

I love Mark Hamill, but I think he was quite miscast.
pokemastanumba1
said at 10:41 PM on Fri Jul 6 2012
^Please delete this comment! ty in advance!
Slap Happy
said at 4:56 PM on Fri Jun 17 2011
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Just noticed that Cal Dodd is the only one to pronounce words more canadian-ly than others. Listen to how he says "about" in the first one.
LazyComicFan
said at 2:37 PM on Wed Jun 8 2011
The thing I liked most about the 90's X-Men series was that most of the characters were given their own little musical riff. The fact that you can hear the old 90's Wolverine riff in the Jeffrey Hedquist clip is pretty cool. Also I liked the sound of Wolverine popping his adamantium claws in the 90's series. It sounds way better than the nondescript and weak sounding "snikt" in the comics.

Now at first Cal Dodd's voice struck me as strange when I first watched the show, sounding too high and quiet for a feral mutant badass named "Wolverine". But looking at the character as a short mean dude who is basically packing knives in his forearms, I find the voice fits very well.

He can also belt out a mean feral growl when the moment strikes as well, and if you want a deeper version of Cal's Wolverine just look at the "Rise of The Imperfects" clip. It's like he's channeling Scott McNeil!
Beau
said at 1:41 PM on Wed May 25 2011
Cal Dodd and Steve Blum are my favourites, but Cal I grew up with and just think is better for the role, he was amazing!
Bombermanp
said at 9:12 AM on Fri Apr 15 2011
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neil ross sounds hilarious ... but i have to go with blum
Sonic_Blaze
said at 7:13 PM on Tue Mar 22 2011
i would go with steve and cal. even though cal was the original, steve makes wolverine more dangerous . Scott's was okay but his version of wolverine reminds me too much of his Picollo voice from the ocean dub of dragonball z
aabe (Guest)
said at 3:18 AM on Wed Feb 2 2011
Scott McNeil is the only best voice of Wolverine, even better then Steve Blum.
ryano2099
said at 2:29 PM on Wed Dec 1 2010
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Everytime I read an X-Men comic that has Wolverine in it...I hear Cal Dodd's voice...To me it perfectly captures everything that Logan represents.
Bmartin
said at 11:30 PM on Sun May 8 2011
@ryano2099 true, Cal's voice is the voice I hear in my head, it takes me back to Saturday mornings just waiting to hear that X-men theme song.
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 3:47 PM on Tue Nov 30 2010
Oh great Jeffrey Hedquist makes old man Logan sound like an old man Logan.
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 10:05 AM on Mon Nov 29 2010
Bad clip,maybe? All the other clips were from action scenes
batmanfan (Guest)
said at 5:16 AM on Tue Nov 23 2010
I don't get it. I've listened to Mark Hamill's clip several times now and I'm not seeing why a lot of people put him in their top choices. I mean, he's a talented voice actor for sure but I just don't think he sounds like Wolverine. It's a little too soft or something.

That said, I like Cal Dodd, Scott McNeil, and Steve Blum. Keith is also pretty good, though his clip is really grating to listen to because of all the background noise haha.
jakob997 (Guest)
said at 1:41 PM on Sat Nov 6 2010
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Steve Blum. I liked Dodd's voice in Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, but he didn't sound right to me in the X-Men cartoon. Blum, on the other hand, has always been good and he can convincingly play both the softer side of Wolverine and the tougher one.
curt (Guest)
said at 8:25 AM on Wed Nov 3 2010
The thing with Neil Ross is that he assumed Wolverine had an Australian accent because at one point in the script he calls Pyro "dingo" which is of course a reference to the fact that Pyro is supposed to be Australian

also Scott McNeil is my favorite with Steven Blum in a close second
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:29 AM on Fri Oct 29 2010
Jeffrey Hedquist now added!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:00 PM on Thu Oct 7 2010
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Cathal J. Dodd, Steve Blum, Scott McNeil, and Kevin Michael Richardson are my favourites.
TheGoofDaddy (Guest)
said at 12:13 AM on Wed Oct 6 2010
Vote: Dodd. In the old show, and in the old game his voicework was aces! (Though I didn't like his Marvel Nemesis work.) Dispite this snag, Dodd IS (animated) Wolverine, as Jackman will always be Wolverine on screen.
undertaker (Guest)
said at 10:11 AM on Fri Oct 1 2010
Lately i cant feel Blum's voice anymore. Its like it ran out of freshness, it is becoming borring, marvel needs a new wolverine-get Cal Dodd back.
aceofdeath (Guest)
said at 1:41 PM on Fri Sep 3 2010
I read Marvel will make animated short films like Dc Showcase. it would be nice for Cal Dodd to return as Wolverine at least for one short film
arkhaminmate24 (Guest)
said at 10:17 PM on Fri Aug 27 2010
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Steve Blum's voice is kinda more growl and no bark lately. How about a clip from Marvel Ultimate Alliance instead?
bizzjoe (Guest)
said at 11:12 AM on Thu Aug 12 2010
Cal dodd, only no one else
moonarcher (Guest)
said at 6:47 PM on Tue Jul 27 2010
Ok. no doubt about this Cal Dodd is the perfect voice for Wolverine. He deserves to return once again as Wolverine. Surprisingly Mark Hamill was very good, heck even better than Steven Blum(his voice is kinda... well his voice).
ichiron47 (Guest)
said at 2:31 AM on Thu Jul 8 2010
Hugh Jackman's Wolverine kinda sounds like Bardock from Dragon Ball Z.
ajhz (Guest)
said at 9:35 PM on Sat Jun 19 2010
The only Wolverine voice actor I can think of that's left is the one for X-men Next Dimensions and I have been trying to find that person and I can't
jokerlover666 (Guest)
said at 11:45 PM on Tue Jun 15 2010
I gotta say I liked Steve, Scott, and Hugh. Mark suprised me a little but he sounds very good too though i'm used to hearing him as Joker^_^
satoshi
said at 7:01 PM on Sat May 15 2010
Scott McNeil sounded the best imo
christian (Guest)
said at 4:42 PM on Mon May 10 2010
i like steve,hugh,and caal
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:09 PM on Tue Apr 13 2010
I voted for Kevin Michael Richardson but I think Dodd is a close second.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:42 PM on Mon Apr 12 2010
Kevin Michael Richardson now added!
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 5:00 PM on Tue Mar 30 2010
you mean it was dodd's age that changed his wolverine, noobody knows what age dodd is or was.i haven't heard anything of dodd lately.
dave (Guest)
said at 7:37 AM on Thu Mar 25 2010
^^Well people do get old....
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 11:42 AM on Sun Mar 14 2010
since a new cal dood clip is here from marvel nemesis he sounds very diffrent than when he played wolverine in the 1990's
jonhardwick (Guest)
said at 12:41 PM on Sun Feb 14 2010
Hugh Jackman hands down
omegars (Guest)
said at 1:20 PM on Thu Feb 4 2010
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I think Cal Dodd sounds way too forced. Steve Blum sounds more natural. Cal may be the one who made Wolverine's voice, but that doesn't change a thing. He sounds like he's forcing it.

1. Steve Blum

2. Hugh Jackman (I actually like the more human sound)

3. Scott McNeil

4. Cal Dodd

5. Mark Hamill
tomi (Guest)
said at 6:31 PM on Sat Jan 16 2010
I personally credit Scott Mcneil as the best one, with likes of Mark Hamill and Steve Blum as close seconds(but then again, its only me, you dont have to agree with me, as long you dont judge me).
penguintruth (Guest)
said at 7:04 AM on Sun Dec 13 2009
I really like Steven Blum in most of his roles, but he's too smooth-sounding to be Wolverine. I grew up with Cal's Clint Eastwood-ish Wolverine, but even he's not really what I would imagine Wolverine really sounding like. Scott McNeil was probably the best voice for him.
domonique (Guest)
said at 2:27 AM on Tue Dec 1 2009
Cal I HATE STEVES VERSION
czizzi (Guest)
said at 10:44 PM on Thu Oct 15 2009
1 - Cal. Reading the comics or even playing the games, I always visual his voice as wolverine.

2- Both Scott & Mark. Both deliver stellar performances.
elite (Guest)
said at 11:11 PM on Wed Oct 14 2009
1. Scott - He definitely has the best Wolverine voice EVER. I love how he blends a deep voice with a grunty voice.

2. Cal - I grew up watching X-Men TAS, so It's only natural I love his Wolverine voice.

3. Hugh - Hugh's Wolverine voice is very well done. What impresses me most is the fact he doesn't use Wolverine's signature grunt, yet it sounds so good.

I don't see how so many people like Steve Blum's voice, though. It sounds bad to me.
soulcruhser (Guest)
said at 6:27 PM on Sun Aug 2 2009
The thing is most of Scott McNeil's characters have the same personality arrogant, badass, while Steve's Wolverine was more compassionate and actually cared for others.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 1:50 PM on Fri Jul 31 2009
no problem, i'll try to dig up an Origins clip and replace his compare
fireaver (Guest)
said at 8:45 AM on Fri Jul 31 2009
Jackman has really bad sound clip, you should put something from Wolverine Origins game - he sounds really cool
joekm (Guest)
said at 2:02 AM on Fri Jul 24 2009
Cal hands down, he IS Wolverine like Mark Hamill is the Joker. But Mark also does a pretty good job too and comes in second. But Cal is the King for Wolverine. I don't know if ANYONE can top him; ever!
marvelman (Guest)
said at 10:46 PM on Tue Jul 21 2009
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I`m givin` It to Steve with Scott a close second.Dodd`s Voice was too raspy for my liking and didn`t anybody tell Ross Logan`s Canadian,Pyro`s The Aussie?And,anybody else find It funny that out of all The Actors to portray Logan,Scott`s The Only True Canadian and yet Dodd(A Brit)and Steve(An American)both sound far more Canadian?
dtemplar
said at 6:21 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
Neil's version of Wolverine sounds like if Wolverine is from Australia.

In a related story, Neil also provided the voice of Wolverine on an episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
aus2go (Guest)
said at 5:46 PM on Wed Jul 15 2009
What is up with Neil Ross?
fireaver (Guest)
said at 9:57 AM on Mon Jul 13 2009
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Hammil is best Joker, but also great choice for Wolverine, I like even Scott McNeil, hes pretty good but Steve Blum is best
vanessa (Guest)
said at 10:15 AM on Fri Jun 26 2009
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steve's is the best
deepredtiger (Guest)
said at 12:11 PM on Thu Jun 11 2009
Cal Dodd and Mark Hamill, They are both very close and sound just the way Marvel once describe Woolverine should sound, they said he sounds gravely pit and a bit matalic Dodd NAILED it! And he DOES have the accent perfect.
romxxii (Guest)
said at 8:55 PM on Mon May 25 2009
is it just me or Cal Dodd even has a Canuck accent when he does Logan?
Mike M. (Guest)
said at 11:24 AM on Mon May 25 2009
Cal Dod is great but give it up to Mark Hamill, who would have thought Luke Skywalker was that talented lol
anonymous (Guest)
said at 9:29 PM on Wed Apr 29 2009
What is with Neil Ross and the Australian accent.
jrcarter (Guest)
said at 9:25 PM on Sun Apr 26 2009
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I'm thinking it was Patrick Pinney who voiced Wolverine in "Pryde of the X-Men".
sano (Guest)
said at 8:29 PM on Sun Apr 26 2009
Cal Dod but Steve Blum is also really good, sounds really close to Cal.
brandon (Guest)
said at 3:33 AM on Thu Apr 23 2009
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I've seen Neil Ross say that wasn't him in a chat
willow (Guest)
said at 3:35 PM on Mon Apr 20 2009
Cal Dodd & Scott McNeil are my favorite Wolverines (Scott does the growl so well). Cal is the best though.
paula (Guest)
said at 3:34 PM on Wed Apr 15 2009
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Steve Blum to me hands down..his voice is the reason I even watch the show.
thomas (Guest)
said at 7:20 PM on Mon Apr 13 2009
1. Caitlin
2. Stephanie
3. Mara
4. Britney
guy (Guest)
said at 1:02 AM on Mon Apr 13 2009
1. Cal

2. Mark

3. Scott and Steve at a close 3rd.
thomas (Guest)
said at 7:54 PM on Wed Apr 1 2009
Scott McNeil made Wolverine sound too much like a beast
john (Guest)
said at 11:46 AM on Wed Apr 1 2009
Hmm they're all pretty good but I think I'll go with Cal Dodd because I'm used to him the most.
peter (Guest)
said at 9:38 AM on Thu Mar 26 2009
1. Cal

2. Steve

3. Mark

4. Scott
TaZZerath
said at 7:07 PM on Mon Mar 16 2009
Cal Dodd is still by far the best, although I do hold Scott McNeil in high regard...


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