1) Razorpaw (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Kang the Conqueror (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
3) Darkseid (Justice League Action)
4) Atrocitus (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)
5) Absorbing Man (Ultimate Spider-Man) go to »
1) Namor the Sub-Mariner (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
2) Narration (Battle of the Planets)
3) Dr. Strange (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
4) Rayno (Challenge of the SuperFriends)
5) J. Jonah Jameson (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends) go to »
1) X-Brawn (2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Mayor Tollivar (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight)
3) Bear (Johnny Bravo)
4) Gimli (The Lord of the Rings: War in the North)
5) Treebeard (The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth) go to »
1) Carl Chryniszzswics (Johnny Bravo)
2) Anti-Monitor (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)
3) Babyface (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
4) Nightstrike (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
5) Mazing Man (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
6) Ray (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
7) Nute Gunray (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
8) Mumbo Jumbo (2003 Teen Titans)
9) G.I. Joe (Honda Clearance)
10) Fixit (2003 Teen Titans) go to »
1) Arcee (The Transformers)
2) Stormer (Jem and the Holograms)
3) Marissa Faireborn (The Transformers)
4) Transmutate (Beast Wars Transformers)
5) Beta (The Transformers)
6) Rita (1982 The Incredible Hulk)
7) Vipra (BraveStarr)
8) Lin-Z Pierce (Jem and the Holograms)
9) Judge J.B. McBride (BraveStarr)
10) Suffra-Jet (The Tick) go to »
1) Richard Fisk (1994 Spider-Man)
2) Darts D'Nar (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
3) Aldar Beedo (Star Wars Episode I: Racer)
4) Harkov (Star Wars: Tie Fighter)
5) Neimoidian Aide (Star Wars Episode III: The Video Game) go to »
1) Wallace Wimple (Fibber McGee and Molly)
2) Mr. Smee (Lux Radio Theater)
3) The Old Man (Fibber McGee and Molly)
4) Sir Jasper Bollock (The Great Gildersleeve)
5) Horatio K. Boomer (Fibber McGee and Molly) go to »
1) Princess Kitana (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
2) Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy)
3) Dulcy (Sonic the Hedgehog)
4) Max Gibson (Batman Beyond)
5) Maura the Magnificent (Transformers: Rescue Bots)
6) Aquagirl (Young Justice)
7) Thunder (DC Super Hero Girls)
8) Mary West (Young Justice)
9) Victoria (Guardians of the Galaxy)
10) Madame Xanadu (Young Justice) go to »
1) Nightscream (Beast Machines Transformers)
2) Kid Icarus (Captain N: The Game Master)
3) Wild Child (Wolverine vs. Sabretooth)
4) Young James Howlett (Wolverine: Origin)
5) Gambit (X-Men Evolution) go to »
Even now he's great as Robin. He was good in the New Adventures of Batman cartoon, but I think he was at his best in the two animated films based on the 60's Batman show. He still could deliver flawlessly as he did back in the day. go to »
1) The Ninja/Kyodai Ken (Batman: The Animated Series)
2) Black Dragon (Rambo: The Force of Freedom)
3) Tabe (Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos)
4) White Dragon (Rambo: The Force of Freedom)
5) The Mandarin (Iron Man) go to »
1) Darth Vader (NPR Star Wars radio dramas)
2) Ramath (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
3) Lucius Fox (Batman: The Animated Series)
4) Soul Power (Static Shock)
5) Dark Kat (SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron) go to »
1) Rain (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
2) Kyle Katarn (Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith)
3) Darth Revan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
4) Spider-Man/Peter Parker (2000 Spider-Man)
5) The Green Goblin (Spider-Man Unlimited) go to »
1) Daredevil (Marvel Heroes)
2) Black Mask (Batman: Arkham Origins)
3) Rip Hunter (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
4) Ultraman (Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths)
5) Iron (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
6) Captain Ryan (2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
7) Oxygen (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
8) Zartan (G.I. Joe Renegades)
9) Captain America/Steve Rogers (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
10) Creeper/Jack Ryder (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) go to »
1) Anarky (Batman: Arkham Origins)
2) Karn (2014 Spider-Man Unlimited)
3) Black Arrow (Freedom Fighters: The Ray)
4) Green Lantern Ring (DC Super Hero Girls)
5) Ice Pick Joe (Beware the Batman)
6) Hellhound (Batman: Bad Blood)
7) Fei Long (Ultra Street Fighter IV)
8) Wolverine (Pinball FX 2)
9) Robin/Tim Drake (Batman: Arkham Knight)
10) Deadshot (Injustice 2) go to »
1) Steppenwolf (Justice League Action)
2) Vision (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
3) Soundwave (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: The Game)
4) Superman (JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time)
5) Brainiac (Justice League Heroes) go to »
Along with Michael Rye, Christopher Collins and Stanley Ross, he's one of my top favorite VAs.
My favorite roles from him are:
1) General Hawk (G.I. Joe)
2) Blitzwing (The Transformers)
3) Metlar (InHumanoids)
4) Superion (The Transformers)
5) The Mandarin (Iron Man)
6) Thrust (The Transformers)
7) Nomad (Rambo: The Force of Freedom)
8) Puggsy (Tom and Jerry: The Movie)
9) Dormammu (1994 Spider-Man)
10) Grey Gargoyle (Iron Man)
Also, a special mention to his live-action role as Fenton Hardy in the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV show. I'm also surprised that he was an entomologist. Really shows that he was quite a smart man. go to »
1) Destro (G.I. Joe)
2) Devastator (The Transformers)
3) Iceberg (G.I. Joe)
4) Turbo (Challenge of the GoBots)
5) Stalker (G.I. Joe)
6) Borf (Space Ace)
7) General Plankton (SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show)
8) Pete (The Prince and the Pauper)
9) Venom (2005 Ultimate Spider-Man)
10) Cop-Tur (Challenge of the GoBots) go to »
1) Jean Grey/Phoenix (X-Men)
2) Psylocke (X-Men: Children of the Atom)
3) Jill Valentine (Resident Evil 3: Nemesis)
4) Spiral (X-Men: Children of the Atom)
5) Storm (X-Men: Children of the Atom) go to »
1) Edwin Jarvis (Marvel Heroes)
2) Deraegis (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
3) Laufey (Hulk and the Agents of SMASH)
4) Mr. White (007: Quantum of Solace)
5) Alfred Pennyworth (Batman: The Enemy Within) go to »
So it was David Lodge, huh? Well, he still works well.
Also, to Robert Ito's credit, he did get some really awesome material to work with and he did seem to be having fun (plus, his evil laugh is a treat to listen to), but the problem is that he sometimes makes the Mandarin sound a bit weak and frail (especially when he screams). go to »
1) Tron Bonne (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3)
2) Margot Frank (2012 Diary of Anne Frank radio play)
3) Sasha Hammer (Iron Man: Rise of Technovore)
4) Wonder Woman (Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe)
5) Anna Williams (Tekken 6) go to »
1) Zoltar (Battle of the Planets)
2) Uncle Jenju (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
3) The Great Spirit (Battle of the Planets)
4) Brak (Space Ghost)
5) Colonel Cronus (Battle of the Planets) go to »
1) Sky Lynx (The Transformers)
2) Killer Croc (Batman: The Animated Series)
3) Commander Korak (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
4) Dr. Mark Morgan (The Transformers)
5) Lucas (Batman: The Animated Series) go to »
1) Wiccan (Marvel Heroes)
2) Sergei (Blade Anime)
3) Cain (Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher)
4) Saragi (Blade Anime)
5) Dr. Lyle Getz (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
6) Iron Man/Tony Stark (Pinball FX 2)
7) Ryu (Ultra Street Fighter IV)
8) Drax the Destroyer (Pinball FX 2)
9) Ho Yinsen (Iron Man Anime)
10) Dr. Strange (Pinball FX 2) go to »
@8000 Saiyans Out of the video game cartoons I'm fond of, this definitely has somewhat weak animation (though not as awful as Darkstalkers, and at least the last episode had competent animation). But I liked it not because of the animation, but because of the performances.
But not all video game cartoons have terrible animation. The Street Fighter cartoon did have some well animated episodes (so I would call it "inconsistent" animation) and Wing Commander Academy had the best animation out of all the video game cartoons (it was quite slick and the action sequences were just great). go to »
1) Lars Alexandersson (Street Fighter X Tekken)
2) Garnac (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
3) The Thing/Ben Grimm (Pinball FX 2)
4) Wild Bill (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra game)
5) Cyclops (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2) go to »
1) Demitri Maximoff (Darkstalkers)
2) Zangief (1995 Street Fighter)
3) Big Bear (1989 G.I. Joe)
4) Guile (1995 Street Fighter)
5) Eggplant Wizard (Captain N: The Game Master)
6) Wes Weasley (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
7) Sage of the Halo (Ronin Warriors)
8) Grey Hulk/Mr. Fixit (1996 The Incredible Hulk)
9) Dirt Boss (Transformers Cybertron)
10) Iron Cross (Captain America: Super Soldier)
I still can't believe he has the same birthday as me!!! :O go to »
1) Mr. Fantastic (1967 Fantastic Four)
2) Philip Marlowe (The Adventures of Philip Marlowe)
3) The Scorpion (The Adventures of Captain Marvel)
4) Mr. Monet (Our Miss Brooks)
5) Green Lantern/Hal Jordan (The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure)
Seriously, I wish he had lived longer, 'cause he really was a very good performer and he could have played a lot more roles. go to »
1) Grapple (The Transformers)
2) Splinter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
3) Mandrake the Magician (Defenders of the Earth)
4) Lord Chumley (The Transformers)
5) Vernon Fenwick (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
6) Howard Stark (1994 Iron Man)
7) General Traag (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
8) Uncle Sam (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
9) Chromedome (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
10) Abraham Lincoln (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) go to »
@EPA Deane Yes, I know there are more memorable female TFs, but still, I like G1 Arcee for what she is, 'cause she seems like the kinda gal I would like to hang out with.
Plus, there are also worse depictions of female characters (TFP's "I'm angry and I learn a lesson only to forget it in the next episode" Arcee and Combiner Wars' "EVERY COMBINER HAS TO DIE!!!" Windblade).
@EPA Deane His Galactus voice doesn't sound evil enough for Brainiac. I picture Brainiac sounding much more evil and cold-hearted, whereas Ted's Galactus sounds a bit too majestic and theatrical in the role (especially in his last speech). At least, that's my opinion.
Ted's first Brainiac voice was good, but then it degenerated into the voice you hear in the VC clip. go to »
I really loved her as Sarah Blake in the 1994 Spider-Man cartoon, and even though I prefer Jennifer Hale in the role, she was really enjoyable as Gsptlsnz (one of the better performances in that show). go to »
1) Freddy Krueger (The Simpsons)
2) Myglom (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)
3) Dire Beaver (2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
4) Pluto (Hulk and the Agents of SMASH)
5) Dread Beaver (2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) go to »
I think I like Curry the most. I think he's really entertaining here. Hildreth has a great hammy performance and Locascio is quite a treat to listen as well. I want to like Weinrib, but I feel he overdoes the stuffy demeanor a bit too much. go to »
1) Desaad (The Super Powers Team)
2) General Zod (1988 Superman)
3) Horde (The Savage Dragon)
4) Odo (Star Trek DS9: Harbinger)
5) Dr. March (Batman: The Animated Series)
6) Blockbuster (Young Justice)
7) Ebony Maw (Avengers Assemble)
8) Mark Desmond (Young Justice)
9) McChirpy (Duck Dodgers)
10) Galius Zed (Justice League) go to »
1) Sy the Little Mexican (The Jack Benny Program)
2) Daffy Duck (Looney Tunes)
3) Professor LeBlanc (The Jack Benny Program)
4) Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
5) Train Announcer (The Jack Benny Program)
6) Porky Pig (Looney Tunes)
7) Polly the Parrot (The Jack Benny Program)
8) Yosemite Sam (Looney Tunes)
9) Carmichael the Polar Bear (The Jack Benny Program)
10) Floyd Munson (The Great Gildersleeve) go to »
1) Dawnstar (JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time)
2) Rescue (Marvel Super Hero Squad Online)
3) Andriel (Lord of the Rings: War in the North)
4) Kira Carsen (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
5) Dr. Chika Tanaka (Iron Man Anime)
6) The Invisible Woman (Pinball FX 2)
7) Mystique (Lego Marvel Super Heroes)
8) Black Widow (Ultimate Spider-Man)
9) Jean Grey (Lego Marvel Super Heroes)
10) Catwoman (Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham) go to »
1) Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
2) Rewind (The Transformers)
3) The Rat King (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
4) False Face (Batman Beyond)
5) Riot (Jem and the Holograms)
6) Muckman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
7) The Tick (The Tick)
8) Miyamoto Usagi (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
9) Young Silvermane (1994 Spider-Man)
10) Hercules (Hulk and the Agents of SMASH) go to »
1) Underbite (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Gill (Street Fighter V)
3) Reverse Flash (Injustice 2)
4) Eliadan (Lord of the Rings: War in the North)
5) Nitro (Wolverine and the X-Men)
6) Elrohir (Lord of the Rings: War in the North)
7) Motormaster (Transformers: Devastation)
8) Red Skull/Onslaught Skull (Marvel Heroes)
9) Nightcrawler (Wolverine and the X-Men)
10) Kickback (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise) go to »
1) Mega Man.EXE (Mega Man NT Warrior)
2) Billy (Transformers Armada)
3) Pancham Lama (Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk)
4) Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Astonishing X-Men)
5) James (Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk) go to »
In all honesty, I like Frank Welker the most here. I feel he's the most memorable out of all the performers here. He really makes Bobby a likeable guy to hang around with and you can tell he's having fun with the character. I really like the more bumbling and lovable Bobby, and Frank just gives a charming performance.
Denis Akiyama is good as a more angsty version of the character. His performance has quite a bit of energy and he delivers a lot of emotion.
James Arnold Taylor is also quite good in the role. He has a very neat sarcastic tone.
Yuri Lowenthal is quite energetic in the role.
Tom Harvey is corny but in a rather endearing way.
I also enjoyed Cal Dodd, Andrew Francis, Shawn Ashmore, Adam Bobrow, Christopher Smith, Jason Marsden and Chris Cox in the role.
Antony Del Rio is the only one that doesn't leave a big impression on me. go to »
Crispin Freeman sounds really awesome as Agent Venom. The effects really enhance his performance and he delivers his lines in a pretty energetic way. I feel he balances the "dumb jock" and "military" aspects of Flash perfectly.
Matt Lanter also has some great effects, and really has fun in the role, even though he doesn't sound like someone with a military background.
Kyle Hebert is a bit too military sounding, but he's not bad.
Charlie Adler sounds okay, but not as good as the others. go to »
@Lion's Edge Hearing him again, yeah, he does sound closer to Hugo than Keith and Liam.
And I'll be looking forward for your comment (mainly to see your opinion on Peter Cullen, Cedric Smith and Earl Boen, though it's also because I like your detailed comments; even if I disagree with some opinions, it makes for a great reading and makes me understand your point of view). :D go to »
I honestly like Fred Tatasciore the most in the role. Both of his takes sound really good. His IIM take sounds quite unsettling and menacing and his Marvel Heroes take sounds pretty good as well. I'm surprised by the fact that it isn't the type of voice that Fred usually does.
For a more light-hearted Mandarin, John DiMaggio works pretty nicely. I actually get a sort of Malcolm McDowell vibe out of his performance.
Bernard Cowan's accent is a bit questionable, but his acting is good and at least he's enjoyable in the role.
Although I disliked the first season of the 90's Iron Man cartoon, Ed Gilbert is surprisingly good as the Mandarin. I really like how ancient and foreboding he sounds. It's really disappointing that they didn't keep him for season two.
Keith Silverstein sort of reminds me of Jim Cummings (which is odd, 'cause if that happened, it would be MODOK as the Mandarin). He does sound pretty good.
James Sie sounds pretty good as well.
Robert Ito, Vincent Tong and Barry Dennen don't work for me. go to »
@TheDayman Even though I hear more Pat Pinney in his voice, yeah, I can actually hear quite a lot of Paul's take in the delivery and the fun he's having. I honestly wish Zach gets another chance, 'cause he is on the right track, at least IMO, since Paul is my favorite Thing. go to »
Christopher Lloyd is fantastic in the role. I'm glad that he's still got it. He still is as much fun as he was in the movies.
Dan Castellaneta is also great. He's just as fun as Christopher and he has the same kind of inflections.
Mike McConnohie doesn't sound that much like Christopher, but like Dan, he has the same inflections. However, I most say that I like his delivery of the gigawatts line. That's where he sounds the most like Christopher. go to »
1) Mr. Touch (2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
2) Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men)
3) Casey Jones (2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
4) Malekith (Thor: The Dark World game)
5) Bizarro (DC Super Friends) go to »
1) Teletraan Alpha (Transformers Devastation)
2) Commissioner Gordon (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders)
3) Hugo Strange (Batman vs. Two-Face)
4) Baron Strucker (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
5) Controller (Iron Man: The Video Game)
6) Herr Kleiser (Ultimate Avengers)
7) Jack Krauser (Resident Evil 4)
8) Teletraan-1 (Transformers Devastation)
9) Perceptor (Transformers: Fall of Cybertron)
10) Sentinel (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3) go to »
Even to this day, I still feel she's perfect as Zelda.
I mean, sure, the cartoon was pretty flawed and quite possibly the weakest part of the whole Super Mario Bros. Super Show, but Cynthia's performance really is good and I think she deserves a chance to reprise the role. go to »
@Lion's Edge I agree, the writing didn't do the characters any favors. I like the way Cynthia and Jonathan play the characters (although I really hated Link in the Zelda cartoon), but man... they really could have done a better job with the stories and character writing (especially since one of the writers for the Zelda cartoon, Bob Forward, was one of the writers of Beast Wars).
I guess we'll just have to sit back and wait until we get better representations, my friend. go to »
@Lion's Edge In defense of Cynthia's Zelda, I feel that if you had to hang out with someone as insufferable as Link (yeah, I kinda disliked the guy in the Zelda cartoon, but he was better handled in Captain N, where both Link and Zelda were much more mature), you would have something to complain about.
I love the SMBSS, but the Zelda cartoon was it's weakest part. For me, it was mainly thanks to Link, 'cause I liked the more daring Zelda (and I must admit than I had a crush on her due to how she was designed), Ganon and the voices they gave the Triforces, but Link as a jerky, arrogant brat just never clicked with me (although Jonathan Potts did play the part well) and really ruined the experience. go to »
I feel Captain Lou Albano does the best job as Mario. He makes the character fun, headstrong, loveable and gives him a rather endearing bumbling quality which I really like. Honestly, to this day, I feel this is Mario.
Walker Boone does have some of Captain Lou's inflections, but I feel he sounds like he's trying to hard to sound like Captain Lou. But still, his performance is good.
Peter Cullen works for how the character was depicted in the Donkey Kong games.
I know a lot of people love Charles Martinet's take, and I think it's good, but I just don't think he would work if he spoke in "full sentences" (and yes, I've heard his Mario in the Mario Sports Mix interview video, and I still feel he doesn't work).
Marc Graue is memorable thanks to the memes.
Ronald B. Ruben, Nicholas Glaeser and Larry Moran just don't work for me. go to »
I honestly like Donna Yamamoto the most here. I feel her performance is the most passionate out of them all, plus, I get a Ming-Na Wen vibe out of her take. I particularly liked her in the episode "The Warrior King", where she had great chemistry with Michael Dorn's King. I also think she's the only one that has a good balance between a tomboyish personality and feminine sound.
The others work, but they're either a bit too girly or a bit too tomboyish for my taste.
Laura Bailey has the best acting out of the others, but again, I feel she sounds a bit too vulnerable and girly.
Ashly Burch has the same problem, but unlike Laura, some of her lines sound strained, but she does have the proper energy.
Lia Sargent focused too much on making Chun Li sound tomboyish, and some of her deliveries feel flat. I feel she was at her best in II V, but there are still times where her delivery suffers. go to »
1) Shadelock (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Dr. Kenneth Onishi (2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
3) Don Patch (BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo)
4) Adam Warlock (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
5) Pyotr Roslov (Superman: Red Son)
6) Sakomizu (Blade Anime)
7) Frank Dumfree (Batman: The Enemy Within)
8) Sanjay Rash (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
9) Batman (Superman: Red Son)
10) Electro (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2) go to »
@8000 Saiyans I think one of the main problems is that the writers, as great as they were (you got people like Christy Marx on the staff) just didn't know what to do with the concept.
Plus, the animation's horrible (especially in the first few episodes). It got better later on, but it still was sub-par.
In fact, whenever I rewatch this show, I only do it for the acting. Sue Blu once again did a good job with the direction and the actors really seemed to have fun with their roles.
My personal favorite has always been Mike Donovan's Demitri. He was quite possibly the best handled character and Mike's performance reminds me a lot of Dick Gautier's Serpentor at times (just with an accent instead of a hiss).
And although Richard Newman was good as Pyron, the character is pretty much a ninny during the whole show.
Demitri aside, this show also gave us two hilarious performances from Scott McNeil: Lord Raptor and Anakaris. go to »
@Pokejedservo Although I feel they were the best performances in that cartoon, I must agree that John and Don should have switched roles.
Though I must admit that I like the novelty of Don playing a strong man instead of the typical gruff old timers, regal figures, intellectuals and cartoony-sounding characters. It's quite the change of pace. go to »
@Abdullab Despite all the other fans think, I honestly prefer this show over Transformers Prime.
This show really was one of those dark shows that was well-handled. Plus, there still were some fun moments, mainly from the Vehicons and, in the second season, Rattrap (some of his scenes with Botanica really made me chuckle). go to »
@Lion's Edge I agree. She really was likeable as Andrea, but as Lois, I guess the showrunners did their best to make her as unlikeable and bland as they could, so Dana's Lois got on my nerves.
Yeah, honestly, the actors from the radio show (Bud Collyer, Julian Noa and Joan herself) got to deliver more emotion and passion into their performances in the radio show. They're not bad in the Fleischer cartoons, but they got so little material to work with that they don't get to show much range.
Joan is my favorite, mainly because she is the closest to my favorite Lois actress, which would be Noel Neill (who played Lois in the 50's live-action Superman show). The way they emote and the chemistry they have with the other actors that played the Planet crew in their respective shows is phenomenal. go to »
1) Side Burn (2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) King Tut (Batman vs. Two-Face)
3) Riddler (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders)
4) Ant-Man/Hank Pym (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
5) Ikaris (Marvel Heroes)
6) Crimson Dynamo (Lego Marvel Avengers)
7) Mirage (2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
8) Mr. Fantastic (Marvel Heroes)
9) Data Frame (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra game)
10) MODOK (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3) go to »
1) Tyr (Legion of Super Heroes)
2) Black Lightning (Young Justice)
3) Bisk (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
4) Brick (Young Justice)
5) Martin Joseph (Batman: Arkham Origins)
6) Lion Mane (DC Super Hero Girls)
7) Grimlock (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
8) Doomsday (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
9) Granny Goodness (Justice League: Gods and Monsters)
10) Cyborg (Justice League Action) go to »
@EPA Deane Another thing about that Fantastic Four cartoon is that they went out of their way and decided to not only cast some radio actors and people who were involved with other HB productions, but they also cast people who were TV and stage actors (like Jo Ann and Joseph Sirola respectively) and people who did do radio, yet were more known for their live-action stuff (Gerald Mohr). go to »
1) Vertebreak (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Dr. Mindbender (G.I. Joe Renegades)
3) The Flash/Barry Allen (The Batman)
4) Wild Bill (G.I. Joe Renegades)
5) Robin/Tim Drake (Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes) go to »
1) Micronus (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Bruto (Avengers Assemble)
3) Iron Man/Tony Stark (Lego Marvel Super Heroes)
4) Hugo Strange (Young Justice)
5) Hawkeye/Clint Barton (The Super Hero Squad Show) go to »
1) Dark Scream (2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Barricade (Transformers: War for Cybertron)
3) W.A.R.S. (2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
4) Iron Grenadier (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)
5) Heat Wave (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
6) Hobgoblin 2099 (Spider-Man 2099)
7) Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)
8) Jordan Fraser (Batman: Arkham Asylum)
9) Amon Sur (Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters)
10) Jason Stryker (X-Men: The Official Game) go to »
1) W.A.R.S. (2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Barricade (Transformers: War for Cybertron)
3) Iron Grenadier (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)
4) Heat Wave (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
5) Hobgoblin 2099 (Spider-Man 2099)
6) Zeb Orrelios (Star Wars Rebels)
7) Jordan Fraser (Batman: Arkham Asylum)
8) Amon Sur (Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters)
9) Jason Stryker (X-Men: The Official Game)
10) Iron Patriot/James Rhodes (Marvel Super Hero Squad Online) go to »
1) Gripper (Rambo: The Force of Freedom)
2) Sweet Tooth (The New Adventures of Batman)
3) Jerkface (Rambo: The Force of Freedom)
4) Mr. Freeze (The New Adventures of Batman)
5) Pacula (Pac-Man) go to »
Grant George is really fun in the role. He has a really cool cocky attitude and he really seems to be enjoying himself.
Crispin Freeman sounds too depressive in the role and I get that they wanted to play the drama in the episode, but because of that, he doesn't get any chance to show a bit of a sense of humor in order to be attached to the character. Still, it's not a bad performance, but it's not among the series' best ones.
Once again, I think Josh Keaton is better as this character than as Spider-Man. I really feel he's quite energetic and fun in the role.
Adrian Petriw doesn't leave an impression on me. go to »
Billy Kametz kinda reminds me of Eric Allan Kramer's Thor, but it lacks the charisma and fun that Eric had.
Speaking of which, if Eric ever reprised the role in animation, he would get my vote in an instant. Yes, he doesn't really have that Asgardian talk, but he does sound larger than life and he truly has fun in the role. go to »
1) Mark (Battle of the Planets)
2) Cliffjumper (The Transformers)
3) Mirror Master (The Legendary Super Powers Show)
4) Bluestreak (The Transformers)
5) Alexander Cabot III (Josie and the Pussycats)
6) Teletraan-I (The Transformers)
7) Robin (The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
8) Dr. Arkeville (The Transformers)
9) Merry (The Return of the King)
10) Chief O'Hara (Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder) go to »
I honestly like John Stephenson the most in this role. He clearly is having fun here and he has a nice theatrical flair to his performance. I also like how devious and treacherous he sounds. John really showcased his range in that episode. He gets to play Loki, Ymir, Surtur and a Viking warrior, and he uses a different voice for each one.
Graham McTavish is my second favorite. I know people may be put off by his deeper voice, but I didn't mind. He at least has the treacherous trickster sound down and he does deliver a rather good performance.
Crispin Freeman has a very good flamboyant tone to his voice and he does sound quite treacherous in the role.
Troy Baker is also quite fun in the role. He sounds like a treacherous manipulator and his flamboyant tone is really good.
Len Carlson is actually tons of fun in the role. He really sounds like he's having the time of his life.
I also enjoyed Larry Cedar, Ted Biaselli, Yuri Lowenthal and Tom Hiddleston in the role.
Rick Gomez, David Blair, David Wells and Matt Cowlrick don't sound right to me. go to »
1) Silver Surfer (1967 Fantastic Four)
2) John the Savage (CBS Radio Workshop)
3) Red Ghost/Ivan Kragoff (1967 Fantastic Four)
4) Jacob (CBS Radio Workshop)
5) Professor Gamma (1967 Fantastic Four)
6) Metron (Star Trek: The Original Series)
7) Thor (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
8) Namor the Sub-Mariner (1981 Spider-Man)
9) Hawkman (Filmation DC cartoons)
10) Sinestro (Challenge of the SuperFriends)
Also, an honorable mention to his role as Scurvey in the 1950's Superman episode "The Golden Vulture". go to »
Hayley Atwell really sounds great in Lego Avengers and Avengers Assemble. She isn't bad in the Captain America game, but some lines are kinda unintelligible due to the static effect, but in her more recent reprisals, she really delivers the goods.
Vita Linder also sounds really good. She delivers a rather passionate performance.
Sarah Miller-Crews is kinda weird. She has a very fitting voice, but her delivery is pretty awkward and slow (weird considering that one of her lines is "Am I speaking too fast for you?"). go to »
1) Venom/Eddie Brock (1994 Spider-Man)
2) Moe Szyslak (The Simpsons)
3) Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (The Simpsons)
4) Chief Wiggum (The Simpsons)
5) Professor Frink (The Simpsons)
6) Dr. Nick Riviera (The Simpsons)
7) Bumblebee Man (The Simpsons)
8) Comic Book Guy (The Simpsons)
9) Carl Carlson (The Simpsons)
10) Sea Captain McCallister (The Simpsons) go to »
I kinda get a John Anderson and John Marley vibe at times with Tom Harvey's take. I feel it kinda works for the little material he got, then again, Uncle Ben didn't do much in the original 60's comic either other than be the kindly father figure to Peter.
Frank Welker sounds very good as well. A bit younger than expected, but then again, June Foray did made her voice sound more youthful during those flashback scenes, so it makes sense.
Greg Grunberg works for the Ultimate version. He has a really warm tone to his voice.
Brian Keith is also really good in the role. He has a very warm tone and I really like his delivery.
Ed Asner has a fitting voice and a great attitude, but his delivery could get a bit sluggish at times.
Not really feeling Patton Oswalt in this role, unfortunately. go to »
Honestly, I always liked Flash as a butt of all jokes type of character, and because of that, I've always been partial to Frank Welker's take. He nails the dumb jock personality of Flash, and I actually enjoy his performance a lot, especially when he shows fake bravado, only to cower with fear a few seconds later.
Matt Lanter hits the same buttons as Frank. He really is fun in the role.
Patrick Labyorteaux works perfectly for a more sympathetic version. He nails the jerky persona, yet he also makes Flash quite charming, especially during his scenes with Debra Whitman (it helps that he has great chemistry with Liz Georges).
Devon Edward Sawa is decent, but his delivery is kinda inconsistent.
Never been big on Josh LeBar's take. I always felt he sounded kinda... puny in the role.
Ben Diskin... man, that sounds pretty inconsistent. go to »
Honestly, I feel Peg Dixon is the closest to what I imagine Aunt May to sound like in the old 60's comics. She has a very warm, caring tone to her voice which I feel is perfect for the character.
June Foray hits the same notes as Peg. She did a really good job in the role and I liked how in "Along Came Spidey" she made Aunt May sound much younger in the flashbacks.
Misty Lee is perfect for a younger version. She really sounds quite warm and kind in the role.
Julie Bennett also delivers a very good performance, and she does get quite a bit of good emotional moments.
Linda Gary has a nice aged voice and she really nailed the concern of the character.
Diane Michelle and Nancy Linari also sounds pretty great in the role.
Morgan Lofting played Aunt May in the 1981 solo Spidey cartoon and... man, I am mixed on this one. On one hand, she has the warmth and caring tone, but it's kinda distracting to hear her voice (which sounds kinda young to me) coming out of the same design as June Foray's version. It would fit the modern version perfectly, but for the 60's one, it just doesn't mesh with me.
Mindy Sterling and Deborah Strang have always sounded kinda odd to me. go to »
I honestly like Marla Rubinoff the most here. I kinda like the cool attitude she has and she does get some really good moments like in the Wedding episode. Plus, I feel that she's the most age appropiate out of them all (since I prefer the college student versions of most of the young characters in Spider-Man). She's not perfect, I'll admit, but she's close to what I envision Liz to sound like.
Alanna Ubach has the cool attitude but she doesn't leave an impression on me and some of her delivery sounds odd.
Natalie Lander does have the right idea, but she sounds a little bit too excited for my taste. go to »
1) Trautman (Rambo: The Force of Freedom)
2) Warpath (The Transformers)
3) Battlecat/Cringer (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
4) Breakdown (The Transformers)
5) Mer-Man (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
6) Seaspray (The Transformers)
7) Uncle Dudley (The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam)
8) Beachcomber (The Transformers)
9) Gentleman Ghost (The All-New SuperFriends Hour)
10) Mr. Mind (The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam) go to »
I really like Rob Paulsen the most here. He really seems to be having a lot of fun in the role and his accent is pretty good.
The UVA (which could be either Gillie Fenwick or Don Mason) sounds pretty good and he's quite fun in the role. His delivery of "ENOUGH INFEGNO FOGTY TWO TO BLOW UP THIS CITEH!!!" is actually pretty enjoyable.
J.B. Blanc is also really good, and it helps that he is French himself, but I feel he lacks the enjoyability of Rob and the UVA.
Mark Oliver is on the same level as J.B., but he is a bit more comical. Another fine performance.
A.J. Buckley's accent sounds incredibly off and his performance isn't anything special. go to »
1) Captain America (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
2) Hordak (She-Ra: Princess of Power)
3) Kraven (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
4) Ubu (Batman: The Animated Series)
5) John Blackstar (Blackstar)
6) Bow (She-Ra: Princess of Power)
7) Captain Lou Albano (Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling)
8) Garth (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
9) Wizard (1981 Spider-Man)
10) Tyrin (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) go to »
1) Clash (Jem and the Holograms)
2) Jennifer Parker (Back to the Future: The Animated Series)
3) Dr. Myrra Rhodes (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
4) Joanie (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
5) Ruby Ryder (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) go to »
1) G. Gordon Godfrey (Young Justice)
2) Mutro Botha (Batman Beyond)
3) Lord Dragaunus (Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series)
4) King Acorn (Sonic the Hedgehog)
5) Captain Hook (Peter Pan and the Pirates)
6) Dr. Mystico (Freakazoid)
7) Pretorius (The Mask: The Animated Series)
8) Big Brother (Johnny Bravo)
9) Magnificent Rogue (Duck Dodgers)
10) Dr. Morocco (Transformers: Rescue Bots) go to »
1) Kickback (The Transformers)
2) Emperor Palpatine (The Empire Strikes Back)
3) General Dodonna (Star Wars: X-Wing)
4) Jetfire (Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: The Game)
5) Alfred Pennyworth (Batman: The Animated Series) go to »
1) Archie Andrews (Archie Andrews radio show)
2) Henry Swanson (X-Minus One)
3) Reporter (Dimension X)
4) Commissioner Gordon (Batman: The Animated Series)
5) Superboy/Clark Kent (The Adventures of Superboy) go to »
I honestly like Jennifer Hale the most here. I really like how she differentiates her Felicia and Black Cat voices and she does deliver quite a rather strong performance. I really feel she makes both Felicia and Black Cat likeable.
Ali Hillis also sounds pretty good. I love how seductive and playful she sounds.
Morgan Lofting also delivers a good performance. It fits how the Black Cat was designed in that cartoon and she does sound quite sexy and playful.
Tricia Helfer also does a good job, but honestly, even if I'm not big on the SSM designs, I can't help but feel that her voice just doesn't fit that design. I feel she would be more fitting for the solo 1981 Spidey toon's design. But still, she's good and one of the few performances from that show that I honestly liked.
Tara Strong does fit the SHS version pretty well. She does sound quite playful and cute in the role.
I also enjoyed Audrey Wasilewski, Katee Sackhoff and Grey DeLisle (though like Tricia, that voice just doesn't mesh with that design).
Holly Fields and Mel Gorsha don't leave an impression on me. go to »
1) Artur Blored (Dimension X)
2) Narration (Forbidden Planet)
3) Ghost of Christmas Present (Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol)
4) Ben Perrin (Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar)
5) Teddy's Father (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi) go to »
1) Todd "Maniac" Marshall (Wing Commander Academy)
2) Biff Tannen (Back to the Future: The Animated Series)
3) Tony Zucco (Batman: The Animated Series)
4) Catman (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
5) Beauregard Tannen (Back to the Future: The Animated Series) go to »
1) The Chameleon (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
2) Hunk/Scarecrow (Lux Radio Theater: The Wizard of Oz)
3) Thorin Oakenshield (The Hobbit)
4) Mephisto (1966 The Lone Ranger)
5) Christopher Marlowe (CBS Radio Workshop)
6) O. Irving Henry (Gunsmoke)
7) U-Boat Captain (Lux Radio Theater: The African Queen)
8) Professor Kropotkin (My Friend Irma)
9) Uncle Baxter (The Life of Riley)
10) Dr. Miller (The Burns and Allen Show) go to »
1) Trypticon (The Transformers)
2) Jim Rage (The Tick)
3) Goliath (Batman: The Animated Series)
4) What Interrogator (The Tick)
5) Obelix (Asterix and the Vikings)
6) Hulk Hogan (Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n Wrestling)
7) Wizard Whitebeard (Where's Wally?)
8) Grim Hardwing (Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series)
9) Hydro Man (1994 Fantastic Four cartoon)
10) Krang (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) go to »
1) Scorpion (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
2) Daimon Karnes (Wing Commander Academy)
3) Kurtis Stryker (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
4) Clayface/Matt Hagen (Batman: The Animated Series)
5) Cyrax (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
6) Heavyman/Dr. Koenig (Static Shock)
7) Gha Nachkt (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
8) Orion (Justice League)
9) Dr. Double X (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
10) Hellboy (Hellboy: Sword of Storms) go to »
I really like Steve Blum the most here. He really is having a blast here and he just has so much energy in the role. If he ever reprises Starscream, I hope he uses this performance, since it's kinda closer to Christopher Collins' take.
Mark Hamill is really enjoyable in the role. I feel he plays Hobgoblin better than the Joker (though I still feel he's best as the Trickster). So yeah, it's a very solid performance.
Max Mittleman is decent, but honestly, I wish he was higher pitched.
Pat Fraley is okay, but there are times where he doesn't sound that natural. go to »
Along with Lance LeGault, he was one of the best tough guy actors from the 70's and 80's. That deep voice of his and his square jaw really was perfect for villains and authority figures.
He was a good roaring voice for the Hulk and really sounded threatening in the role. I kinda wish he had gotten a chance to play a speaking Hulk. Along with Bob Holt, he had one of the best roaring Hulk voices.
He was also great as General Hardcastle in the Superman cartoons. One of the few performances from that cartoon that worked really well.
Honorable mentions to his live-action roles in Rambo: First Blood Part II and his guest appearances in the live-action Hulk TV show, the A-Team and Dukes of Hazzard. go to »
In all honesty, Neil Kaplan is closer to how I imagine Venom to sound like. He has a great amount of energy and I really like his roars.
Dave Boat also works well in the role. He truly seems to be having fun here and I really like his raspy voice.
Matt Lanter is also pretty good. Yes, it's pitched down artificially, but it doesn't distract me that much.
Dee Bradley Baker is quite fun. I prefer him as Carnage, but he does a pretty quirky Venom.
Hank Azaria's take is classic and still a lot of fun to hear. You can tell Hank is having a blast here.
Rod Wilson, Brian Drummond, Daran Norris, Arthur Burghardt, Steve Blum, Quinton Flynn, Topher Grace, Keith Szarabajka, Chopper Bernet, Travis Willingham and Roger Craig Smith also deliver enjoyable performances.
Jason Bryden, Ben Diskin, Danny Trejo and Brian Stivale don't sound right to me. go to »
Honestly, despite the lack of an accent, I like George DiCenzo (incorrectly listed as Robert Ridgely) the most. He sounds really wicked and cunning and I really feel his voice is quite fitting for the design.
Jim Cummings is also pretty good, though I feel he should have dropped the accent 'cause it kinda sounds inconsistent, at least to me. But still, it's a solid performance overall.
Diedrich Bader is also really good. Although his performance isn't as solid as Jim's, it's still quite good and his accent is a bit more consistent.
Gregg Berger also works quite perfectly in the role. He delivers a very energetic performance and really fits this more sympathetic incarnation.
Jack DeLeon (who played Kraven in the 1981 solo Spidey cartoon) didn't bother with an accent, but that never was a problem with me, 'cause his sinister performance is rather good.
I also enjoyed Paul Dobson, Peter Lurie, Michael Dorn, Neil Kaplan, Nolan North, Steve Blum and Troy Baker in the role.
Eric Vesbit is kinda off and awkward in the role.
I want to like Chris Wiggins, but his overall take is really disappointing. go to »
1) Skydive (The Transformers)
2) Tunnel Rat (G.I. Joe: The Movie)
3) Divebomb (The Transformers)
4) Rampage (The Transformers)
5) Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze) go to »
Honestly, I like Dorian Harewood the most. He does sound like a tough military man, and he also is quite likeable in the role.
Next is Bumper Robinson. Despite the younger sounding voice, he does sound like a military man.
James Avery is pretty good, but I kinda was hoping for him to do something similar to his Turbo from the Rambo cartoon. As it is, I sometimes get the feeling that Rhodey was played by a Texan. But still, he's not bad.
Rodney Saulsberry is a natural choice for the role. I wish he could reprise someday.
LeVar Burton also is pretty good in the role. He has quite a lot of energy and he truly seems to be having fun.
I also enjoyed Terrence Howard, Phil LaMarr and Don Cheadle in the role.
Daniel Bacon, James C. Mathis III and Adande Thorne leave little impression on me. go to »
1) Botanica (Beast Machines: Transformers)
2) Dr. Lucinda DaVila (1995 Street Fighter)
3) Momma Robotnik (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
4) Mesmira (Conan the Adventurer)
5) Katella (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
6) Miss Sniffed (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
7) DooBot (Sonic Underground)
8) Isis (Krypto the Superdog)
9) Feral (Wolverine versus Sabretooth)
10) Andreenid Queen (2002 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) go to »
1) Slush Head (The New Adventures of He-Man)
2) Sideways (Transformers: Cybertron)
3) Gleep (The New Adventures of He-Man)
4) Spinwit (The New Adventures of He-Man)
5) Karatti (The New Adventures of He-Man) go to »
1) Madame Hydra (Marvel Heroes)
2) Mrs. Van Daan (2012 Diary of Anne Frank radioplay)
3) Shaak Ti (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
4) Mariam (Batman: The Animated Series)
5) Kaliyo Djannis (Star Wars: The Old Republic) go to »
1) Scorpio (Ultimate Spider-Man)
2) Fox (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
3) Jonathan Vale (Static Shock)
4) Jonah Hex (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
5) Saint Walker (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) go to »
1) Gertrude Gearshift (The Jack Benny Program)
2) Blanche Morton (The Burns and Allen Show)
3) Mrs. Millicent Carstairs (Fibber McGee and Molly)
4) Principal Eve Goodwin (The Great Gildersleeve)
5) Mrs. Iris Atterbury (My Favorite Husband) go to »
@Ghosty404 It is, you can really hear the breathing unit he's using and you can tell Brando is struggling. I liked Brando in this role, but for the game, I'm glad they had Doug Abrahams step in and do a Brando impression (in fact, he was originally just the dialect coach, until they told him that they wanted him to do Brando's dialogue since the recordings were pretty much below standard due to the respirator unit's sound, so they needed new recordings, but they still kept that one line during the hospital level).
It was noble of Brando to step in, but out of all of the reprising performers, he was quite possibly the weakest. It was a rather depressing final role. go to »
1) Big Ben (1989 G.I. Joe)
2) Six-Gun (The Transformers)
3) Chief Burns (Transformers: Rescue Bots)
4) Human Ton and Handy (The Tick)
5) Grumpy (The 7D)
6) Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget's Biggest Caper Ever)
7) Destro (1989 G.I. Joe)
8) Yosemite Sam (Bugs Bunny and Taz: Time Busters)
9) Drag Strip (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
10) Popeye (Popeye and Son) go to »
1) Count Vertigo (Batman: The Animated Series)
2) Ancient Prime (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
3) Dr. Nuvo Vindi (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
4) Dr. Kane (Batman: The Animated Series)
5) Kanto (Superman: The Animated Series) go to »
Along with Michael Rye, Nathan is quite possibly my favorite Hal Jordan actor. Both Michael and Nathan have almost the same traits and attitude, but Nathan manages to make the role his own really well, and I really wish he was brought back more often to do the role. I'm glad they're bringing him back for the Death of Superman saga.
I also enjoyed his performance as Steve Trevor.
So yeah, I hope to hear Nathan in more stuff. go to »
1) Hugo (Ultra Street Fighter IV)
2) Butterball (Lego Marvel Avengers)
3) Death (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
4) Bob (Street Fighter X Tekken)
5) Fing Fang Foom (Lego Marvel Avengers)
6) Overlord (Transformers: Titans Return)
7) M.A.R.S. Security Troopers (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra game)
8) Dracula (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
9) Scorpion (Mortal Kombat X)
10) Deathstroke (Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe) go to »
1) Slicedice (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Thunderball (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
3) Mongal (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
4) Mutant Leader (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
5) Bebop (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows) go to »
1) Scarlett (G.I. Joe)
2) Wonder Woman (The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
3) Betty Ross (1982 The Incredible Hulk)
4) Jayna (The Legendary Super Powers Show)
5) Bizarro Wonder Woman (The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
6) Alicia Masters (1982 The Incredible Hulk)
7) Namorita (1981 Spider-Man)
8) Glinda (1990 Wizard of Oz)
9) Master Alchemist (DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year)
10) Medusa (1981 Spider-Man) go to »
1) Galvatron (The Transformers)
2) Wild Bill (G.I. Joe)
3) Iceman (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
4) Darkseid (The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
5) Soundwave (The Transformers)
6) Torch (G.I. Joe)
7) Toad (Pryde of the X-Men)
8) Kalibak (The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
9) Megatron (The Transformers)
10) Copperhead (G.I. Joe) go to »
1) Glacius (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Peter Van Daan (2012 Diary of Anne Frank radio play)
3) Richard Aiken (Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles)
4) Kell-El (Legion of Super Heroes)
5) Mr. Miracle (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
6) Lagoon Boy (Young Justice)
7) Bulletman (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
8) Tempest (Young Justice)
9) Tuftan (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
10) Icicle, Jr. (Young Justice) go to »
1) Alfred Pennyworth (Return of the Caped Crusaders)
2) Iron Mouse (Ultimate Spider-Man)
3) J. Carroll Corcoran (The New Batman Adventures)
4) Fancy Dan (Ultimate Spider-Man)
5) Trapster (Ultimate Spider-Man)
6) Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin (Ultimate Spider-Man)
7) Ultimate Goblin (Ultimate Spider-Man)
8) Two-Face's Henchmen (Batman vs. Two-Face)
9) Jumpin' Jack (Regular Show)
10) Eugene Dolan (The Zeta Project) go to »
1) Green Lantern/Hal Jordan (The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
2) Jack Armstrong (Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy)
3) Joe Chill (The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
4) Apache Chief (The Legendary Super Powers Show)
5) The Supreme Hydra (1982 The Incredible Hulk)
6) Solovar (Challenge of the SuperFriends)
7) Dr. Farley Stillwell (1994 Spider-Man)
8) The Lone Ranger (1966 Lone Ranger)
9) Magneto (Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends)
10) Mysterio (1981 Spider-Man) go to »
1) Professor Stein (SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show)
2) Batman (Challenge of the SuperFriends)
3) Percival J. Twillingham (Calvin and the Colonel)
4) Master Taj (Fantastic Planet)
5) Jonathan Kent (1973 SuperFriends) go to »
1) Mr. Sinister (Deadpool)
2) Karate Kid (Legion of Super Heroes)
3) X-Ray (The Incredible Hulk: The Video Game)
4) Nemesis Kid (Legion of Super Heroes)
5) Grizzly (X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse)
6) Jefferson Skeevers (Batman: Year One)
7) Heavy Duty (G.I. Joe: Renegades)
8) Han Solo (The Lego Movie)
9) General Thunderbolt Ross (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
10) Superman (Super Best Friends Forever) go to »
1) Henry Miller/The Atom Man (Superman radio show)
2) Pepper Young (Pepper Young's Family)
3) Simple Simon (Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar)
4) Cat in the Hat (The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat)
5) Grandpa (Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure) go to »
1) Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
2) Rupert Thorne (Batman: The Animated Series)
3) Dr. Strange (1994 Spider-Man)
4) General Thunderbolt Ross (1996 The Incredible Hulk)
5) Namor the Sub-Mariner (The Marvel Super Heroes) go to »
1) Valkyrie (Hulk Vs.)
2) Risty Wilde (X-Men Evolution)
3) Kevin's Mom (Krypto the Superdog)
4) Miranda (Transformers Energon)
5) Mrs. Hikari (Mega Man NT Warrior)
6) Sally Jones (Transformers Energon)
7) Veena (2003 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
8) Betty Ross (Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow)
9) Jen Walters (Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk)
10) Hera Syndulla (Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales) go to »
Man, this is a really tough VC. I'm really torn between Khary Payton, Ed Asner and Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman is a perfect choice for Granny, and I do feel the aged sound of her voice makes her kinda unsettling, but she could still be funny.
Khary Payton works rather well in the role, and I wish he had more material.
Along with Jabba the Hutt in the NPR Return of the Jedi radio drama, this is one of Ed Asner's most unique roles. I just love his flamboyant grandmotherly sound and he does seem to have fun playing the character.
Lainie Frasier works as well, but she's not as good as Ed, Cloris and Khary.
Rene Auberjonois really nailed Desaad's suck-up traits. I really love his Super Powers take the most due to the fact that he makes Desaad sound proud of his own horrible deeds. He really seems to enjoy making others suffer and he has great chemistry with Frank Welker's Darkseid and Kalibak.
Jason J. Lewis sounds very similar to Rene. He really seems to be having fun hamming it up in the role
Dee Bradley Baker is good, but he isn't as entertaining as Rene and Jason. Still, not bad.
James Arnold Taylor is pretty enjoyable. He really seems to be having fun in the role.
Robert Morse is a bit bland.
Bruce Thomas doesn't leave an impression on me. go to »
Honestly, I like Frank Welker the most. I really think his high, beastly voice fits Kalibak perfectly. Kalibak is not really a big guy, but a rather short beastly looking guy (especially compared to Darkseid) with a stocky look, and Frank sounds exactly like that. He also has quite a few fun moments and I really liked his chemistry with Rene Auberjonois' Desaad.
Piotr Michael goes for a more caveman-like approach. I actually like it, he manages to sound quite amusing in the role.
Michael Leon Wooley also sounds pretty good.
Michael Dorn... honestly, I think he and Michael Ironside should have switched roles. He sounds too deep for Kalibak and it just doesn't feel right coming out of the character for me. Plus, he just doesn't leave an impression on me. go to »
In all honesty, I feel Aron Kincaid is the most well rounded take here. He made Croc a menace to be reckoned with and yet, he also had quite a bit of fun moments. The "I threw a rock at him" moment always gets a chuckle out of me.
Brooks Gardner also sounds pretty good, but I felt that he didn't handle the fun moments as well as Aron did. Still, his performance is pretty good and I like his chemistry with Laraine Newman's Baby Doll.
Steve Blum has a great "watery" voice and he does sounds pretty aggressive. I kinda prefer his take in Arkham Asylum more than the Arkham City take, 'cause the Asylum take seems to have elements of Aron's performance (the watery rasp and the taunting delivery).
Khary Payton is quite creepy and unsettling in the role. He kinda sounds like Bill Martin's Samhaine if he was a reptile.
Honestly, I feel Fred Tatasciore's Lego take is better than his Son of Batman take. In the Lego game, he seems to be having more fun, whereas in Son of Batman, he focuses too much on the menacing side.
Ron Perlman, Stephen Root, John DiMaggio and Nolan North also work rather well in the role.
Edwin Neal and Wade Williams sound kinda off in the role. Edwin's rasp is a bit too unnatural while Wade just sounds too human in the role. go to »
Honestly, I think I like Rosario Dawson the most here. Yes, it's a very big departure from what you think Batgirl should be, but I think she works pretty well. She does have quite a bit of energy and she really seems to be having fun in the role.
Melissa Gilbert sounds pretty fitting as well. She sounds pretty tough and badass in the role and she does get quite a few fun lines at times.
Mary Kay Bergman is a good replacement for Melissa. If it weren't for the credits, I would have assumed it was still Melissa.
Tara Strong also works rather well in the role. She sounds pretty youthful and peppy in the role.
Melendy Britt has a very nice Yvonne Craig-esque delivery and I find her husky voice to be kinda soothing. She also does sound quite youthful.
Mae Whitman, Alyson Stoner, Danica McKellar, Kimberly Brooks and Ashley Greene also sound pretty good in the role.
Danielle Judovits, Kate Higgins, Sarah Hyland and Ashlyn Nicole Selich are okay, but they feel lacking compared to the previous actresses.
Jane Webb is quite possibly the weakest here unfortunately. I feel her delivery could be quite stiff at times. go to »
I like Jim Ward the most in here. He has a really nice accent and he does seem to be having fun in the role. I also love it whenever he says "Ze Evil Extrractorr". I dunno about you, but with that accent, he kinda reminds me of Eli Wallach's Mr. Freeze.
Ray Buktenica sounds pretty good as well. He has a great accent and his delivery is rather solid.
Corey Burton sounds pretty good, but I feel he's a bit too deep. When I look at Strange's design, I always imagine a lighter voice, and I feel Corey should have used his Brainiac voice with this accent (whereas with Brainiac, I feel he should have used his Strange voice without the accent).
Adrian Pasdar does sound pretty good as well. He does nail the psychologist aspect of the character and he does sound trustworthy, which makes him even more devious.
Richard Green also sounds pretty good. I love how hammy he sounds. I kinda wish he was a bit higher, but then again, he's imitating Frank Gorshin. However, I do think he's better than his predecessor.
Frank Gorshin, William Salyers and Brian George are the only ones who don't leave an impression on me. go to »
I honestly liked Michael Rye the most in the role. His gruff, raspy voice combined with his authoritative delivery sound perfect for the fair ruler of Gorilla City, making him the complete opposite of Grodd.
Keith David does sound pretty good in the role, but I wish he was used better. Still, he's not bad.
Nick Jameson sounds quite regal and wise as well. And despite the lighter voice, he does sound like a fair ruler.
David Ogden Stiers sounds good, but the problem I have with his take is the same as Powers Boothe's Grodd, which is that there is not a beastly vibe to his voice. go to »
1) Metal-Head (1989 G.I. Joe)
2) Luca Brasi (The Godfather: The Game)
3) Grounder (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
4) Optimus Primal (Beast Wars Transformers)
5) General Blitz (Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles)
6) Pathfinder (1989 G.I. Joe)
7) Lt. Stone (G.I. Joe Extreme)
8) Dhalsim (1995 Street Fighter)
9) Donkey Kong (Captain N: The Game Master)
10) Burke (1995 Street Fighter) go to »
I really liked Jeff Winkless the most in the role. He sounds like a middle-ground between Don Messick and Vic Perrin. He sounds quite villainous and he does seem to be having fun.
Victor Garber is great at playing Sinestro as a misguided warrior and he is quite entertaining as well. He has some great chemistry with Christopher Meloni's Hal and he delivers his lines with conviction.
Don Messick also delivers a rather good performance. I really like how villainous and mischievious he sounds and out of the three classic VAs, he got the most to work with, but I still feel I like Jeff a bit more.
Darin De Paul has a really epic voice and I really can't get enough of his take. He just has a whole lotta presence and he seems to be enjoying himself. Also, is it just me, or does he sound a bit like Bill Martin's Claw???
Vic Perrin only played the character in the first four episodes of Challenge of the SuperFriends, and he doesn't do a half-bad job. In fact, I think it's rather solid. Too bad he got replaced afterwards.
I also liked Ted Levine, John de Lancie, Xander Berkeley, Marton Csokas, Ron Perlman, Troy Baker, Mark Hamill, Marc Worden and Tom Kenny in the role.
Miguel Ferrer, Jason Isaacs and Robert Kraft are not bad, but I honestly think they could have done better. go to »
I had fun with Marlene Aragon's take. She has a very cool feline sound to her voice and her performance is rather good. She also seemed to be enjoying every single minute of it.
Erica Lutrell also sounds pretty fun in the role. I really like her accent and she does have a really good rough attitude at times.
Morena Baccarin is really good as well. She sounds quite sultry yet she is also quite entertaining. Much better than her Black Canary IMO.
Cree Summer is a natural choice for the role and she doesn't disappoint. I actually get a crack out of her evil cackle.
Laura Bailey also sounds pretty cool. She sounds very sexy and alluring and once again, she does have fun.
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Adrienne Mischler, Claudia Black, Ashley Eckstein and Blaze Berdahl are the only ones that don't do it for me, but if I had to pick one of them, it would be Ashley, 'cause at least she's having fun. go to »
Mark Rolston is my favorite here. I really love how threatening he sounds in the role. Although more low-key, he does sound pretty insane, which is good. So yeah, I think this is a good example of Mark's work.
Crispin Freeman does a good job at amping the insanity to the max. He really seems to be having fun in the role and the effects really add to his performance.
Robin Atkin Downes does sound pretty cool in the role. Doesn't really sound like a maniac, but he does seem to have fun playing the role.
Jason Marsden does have a good cocky and taunting attitude. I wish he played the insanity angle a bit more, but he's still good.
Khary Payton actually does sound pretty good IMO. Wish he had more material, though.
CCH Pounder sounds pretty awesome in the role. She does have a very authoritative sound to her voice and despite her lighter voice, she does sound like someone who can scare the crap outta someone despite her appearance.
Cynthia Addai Robinson sounds pretty good for the Lego version. She has a pretty tough attitude and a really good authoritative tone.
Sheryl Lee Ralph sounds pretty cool as well, but I feel her delivery can be a bit wonky at times. Still, not bad.
Debra Wilson also does a good job in the role.
Debra Cole sounds pretty good in the role. I feel her delivery could use polishing, but she is on the right track.
Penny Johnson Jerald and Yvette Nicole Brown don't leave a big impression on me. go to »
Jessica Straus sounds pretty solid in the role. She sounds more like Carol Ferris being in control of Sapphire, but she still works well enough. She does have some good energy and she does sound pretty sexy.
Olivia d'Abo sounded better in the Lego Batman 3 game. Her Justice League performance is good, but I feel something's missing, while her Doom performance is kinda bland. However, her Lego performance is pretty entertaining and fitting at the same time.
Jennifer Hale is also pretty good in the role. She sounds quite angry and vengeful, which fits Star Sapphire in her early days.
Vicki Lewis sounds pretty epic and sexy in the role. I really wish she played the role again someday.
And Jessica DiCicco... she is funny, but she doesn't seem to fit the character. go to »
Brock Peters really fits Lucius Fox perfectly. He has a nice intellectual sound to his voice and he really has a good fatherly and warm sound to his voice.
Mel Winkler sounds much better as Lucius than as Inspector Henderson. He does have a good intellectual sound to his voice and he does sound quite fatherly as well.
Dave Fennoy is another great choice for the role and he really doesn't disappoint. He sounds quite intellectual, fatherly and wise.
Kevin Michael Richardson also works rather well. He adds a really cool aged sound to his voice and he does sound pretty smart.
Phil LaMarr is really surprisingly good as well. He does sound pretty intellectual and he can be pretty amusing at times.
Kinda odd to hear Ernie Hudson play a fatherly mentor like Lucius Fox when I'm used to hearing him as Cyborg and Agent Fowler. But still, it's a really pleasant surprise and he does deliver a good performance like he always does.
Louis Gossett, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Leif Anders and E.J. Knight are the only ones who sound off to me. go to »
1) El Fuerte (Ultra Street Fighter IV)
2) Heimdall (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
3) Kerim Bey (007: From Russia With Love)
4) Trevor Slattery (Lego Marvel Avengers)
5) Wrecker (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
6) Titus (Ultimate Spider-Man)
7) The Other (Lego Marvel Avengers)
8) Ansel Ambrose (Transformers Rescue Bots)
9) Orion (Avengers Confidential: Black Widow and Punisher)
10) Deacon Frost (Blade Anime) go to »
I really like the deeper voice of Peter Cullen here. It sounds so epic and mystical here. He really was fun in the episode and he really seemed to be having a blast, which can be seen with his interactions with Robert Morse's Penguin.
Jon Cryer actually works surprisingly well. I never thought he had it in him. He does sound mystical and yet, he seems to be having fun in the role.
Dee Bradley Baker does sound pretty good as well. He has a really nice untrusting and slimy sound, yet he does sound like a mystic.
Robert Englund's delivery is too rushed and odd for me. I'm really disappointed with his take.
Brian Jepson is the opposite of Englund. His delivery is slower, but I feel it's a bit too slow, making his performance feel awkward.
Enrico Colantoni is the weakest here. His voice and delivery is just all over the place. go to »
1) Illyana Rasputin (1992 X-Men)
2) Hip and Hop Koopa (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3)
3) X-23 (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3)
4) Squirrel Girl (Marvel Heroes)
5) Harley Quinn (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
6) Dagger (Marvel Heroes)
7) Dr. Octopus/Serena Patel (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
8) Harley Quinn (Justice League Action)
9) Raven (Injustice: Gods Among Us)
10) H.E.R.B.I.E. (The Super Hero Squad Show) go to »
1) Metamorpho (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
2) Spanky McFarland (The Little Rascals)
3) Crankshaw (2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
4) Bucky (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
5) Quicksilver (The Super Hero Squad Show) go to »
1) Half-Life (Hulk: The Video Game)
2) Jon Talbain (Darkstalkers)
3) Flux (Hulk: The Video Game)
4) Vile (Mega Man)
5) Wick (Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation)
6) Milo the Elf (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie)
7) Dingo (Sonic Underground)
8) Ravage (Beast Wars: Transformers)
9) Darth Maul (Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales)
10) Ram Horn (Beast Wars: Transformers) go to »
1) Nilsen (Iron Man Extremis)
2) Storm the Albatross (Sonic Riders)
3) Vector the Crocodile (Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games)
4) Lt. Stone (G.I. Joe: Sigma Six)
5) 80's Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever) go to »
1) Inferno (The Transformers)
2) Frankenstein Monster (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
3) Lord Gyconi (The Transformers)
4) Kingpin (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
5) Whizzer (1994 Spider-Man) go to »
1) Corliss Archer (Meet Corliss Archer)
2) Princess (Battle of the Planets)
3) Lady Dorma (1967 Fantastic Four)
4) Shanna the She-Devil (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
5) Hawkgirl (1980 SuperFriends)
6) Queen Zerona (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends)
7) Susan (Battle of the Planets)
8) Princess Perla (1967 Fantastic Four)
9) Lucy (Battle of the Planets)
10) Lana Lang (Filmation Superboy) go to »
@Shaun Ince Yeah, well, I don't think Vic was ever in Marvel Super Heroes. Besides, the voice sounds too deep for Vic to pull off (the deepest he could go would have to be his Hawkman voice and his Control Voice from The Outer Limits).
As for Stan and Neil, well, watching the episode, I do hear some of Stan's other characters when I hear Cyclops' voice (and the fact that he also played Professor X in the same episode kinda gives it away). As for Neil, again, watching the Cyberiad episode, I hear more Springer (though younger sounding) than Captain America (George DiCenzo). go to »
1) Sayd (Green Lantern: The Animated Series)
2) Madame Web (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
3) Wanda (The Fairly OddParents)
4) Butterfly Queen (All Hail King Julien)
5) Mrs. Turner (The Fairly OddParents) go to »
1) Doc Charles Adams (Gunsmoke)
2) Ernie (Calvin and the Colonel)
3) John Motley (CBS Radio Workshop)
4) Alvin Peabody Cartwright (Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar)
5) Insurance Agent (Calvin and the Colonel) go to »
@Shaun Ince Yeah, some stories were pretty flawed, (although I do think the writing improved when season three came in despite some awful episodes like Call of the Primitives and the Return of Optimus Prime two-parter) but the voice performances were always top-notch.
My favorite performers in this show were always Christopher Collins, Dick Gautier, Johnny Haymer, Aron Kincaid, Ed Gilbert, Roger C. Carmel, Roger Behr, Terry McGovern, Steve Bulen and Regis Cordic.
Chris' Starscream and Dick's Rodimus and Hot Rod in particular are quite possibly my favorite performances in this show. go to »
1) Tiger Shark (The Avengers: United They Stand)
2) Narration (Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter)
3) Gambit (X-Men)
4) Hawkeye (The Avengers: United They Stand)
5) Wolverine (X-Men: Mutant Academy 2) go to »
1) Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm)
2) Star Sapphire/Carol Ferris (Green Lantern: First Flight)
3) Luminara Unduli (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
4) Elasti-Girl (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
5) Gaslight Catwoman (Infinite Crisis) go to »
Paul Eiding is really great at making Perceptor a humble intellectual. His C-3PO-esque performance really is quite memorable and he surely has fun in the role.
Jim Ward also fits the role pretty well. He really sounds intelligent and smart. He kinda lacks the humility that Paul gave the character, but considering the nature of the High Moon games, I'll give it a pass.
Wil Wheaton is also good, but there are times where I feel he made him sound too wimpy and cowardly.
I really think that Metroplex should have an aggressive, violent sound compared to Fort Max's steady yet commanding and imposing sound, and Bud Davis sounds exactly like that. His gruff voice combined with his powerful delivery really fits Metroplex like a glove.
I'm really pleasantly surprised with Nolan North. His voice does sound pretty fitting for a citybot, but I feel he should sound much more aggressive than this.
Ron Halder works perfectly for the Cybertron version, sounding like a very jolly good fellow.
Fred Tatasciore would fit Fort Max better.
Michael Green sounds pretty flat and monotone.
Rik Thomas leaves little impression on me. go to »
Honestly, despite only getting one line, Steve Keener is really memorable. His deep, booming voice does fit this large powerhouse of a citybot perfectly, and his delivery makes him sound more threatening and deadly.
Steve Blum does sound cool, but he's pretty inconsistent in the role. Plus, he doesn't sound as powerful as Keener.
Michael Dorn is pretty much a great choice, but I'm pretty disappointed with his take. He lacks the commanding presence that Fort Max should have, which is a shame, 'cause Michael can sound commanding. go to »
Bert Kramer hands down. He has a cool factual sound to his delivery and his voice is really unique. It's the perfect combination of intelligence and style. Just like Christopher Collins' Starscream, Tony Pope's Wreck-Gar and Dick Gautier's Hot Rod/Rodimus, I feel no one will ever be able to surpass Bert's Computron.
MatPat has the factual delivery, but the voice and effects just don't sound cool at all.
Ricky Hayberg has the same problems as MatPat.
Strings Kozisek is unremarkable and buried under effects. go to »
Honestly, they all fall short of my expectations. My ideal voice for the character is John Vernon. I think his Shao Kahn has the right amount of gravitas and the ancient sound that's needed for a character like Megatronus, yet also having a sort of aggressiveness in the role.
Gil Gerard is quite possibly the closest to my ideal voice, but he still isn't perfect. The effects really affect his performance in a bad way, making his delivery sound slower.
Mark Hamill does sound quite threatening, but honestly, I really feel that he would fit Mindwipe much more than Megatronus. The slow delivery makes me think more of a sinister hypnotist instead of the very first Decepticon. Plus, he's too subdued for my taste.
James Arnold Taylor does sound pretty threatening, but I feel he would fit a combiner like Devastator a lot better with this voice.
Tony Todd really doesn't leave a big impression on me. His performance is really lacking and like Mark, he's just too subdued for my taste. go to »
I prefer Kari. She's closer to how I imagine Victorion to sound like and her delivery is pretty solid. Anna does nail the anger and impulsiveness, but some of her delivery fell a bit on the flat side. go to »
1) Overload (2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise)
2) Pong Krell (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
3) Blade/Eric Brooks (Marvel Heroes)
4) Korath (Guardians of the Galaxy)
5) Azam (Street Fighter V)
6) Warpath (Transformers: Dark of the Moon game)
7) Nick Fury (2005 Ultimate Spider-Man)
8) Lando Calrissian (Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance)
9) Lucius Fox (Batman: The Telltale Series)
10) Black Panther/T'Chaka (Ultimate Avengers 2) go to »
Robert Costanzo did a fantastic job bringing this gruff, loudmouthed cop come to life. He really sounded grumpy, yet he also managed to make Bullock likeable at the right times. A standout of the 90's Batman cartoon.
Donal Logue works for a younger Bullock. The delivery could use a little polishing here and there, but all the right elements are there.
Robin Atkin Downes is quite surprising in the role. He has a really good voice and a pretty good accent. Honestly, I never expected Robin to pull it off and yet, he manages to fit perfectly.
Grumpy tough guys are Fred Tatasciore's forte, so he's pretty much a good fit for Bullock. Yeah, it's nothing new from Fred, but he doesn't disappoint either. He has the gruffness as well as the attitude.
Dean Wein does work well in the role, but I feel he would be a better fit for Commissioner Gordon.
Edwin Neal is okay, but his voice and accent are all over the place. go to »
This is definitely one of Ron Perlman's best roles. His tragic performance really made me feel for the character and he does seem to be having fun at the right times.
Kate Micucci may not work for a standard version of the character, but I do think she works for the Lego version. I think the little dumb kid voice is kinda enjoyable.
Len Weinrib works rather well in the role too. He has a great raspy yet whispery voice and he does seem to be having fun in the role.
Rick D. Wasserman works for the Arkham version. The voice is a bit deep, but Rick's overall performance is what sells it for me, still managing to sound quite theatrical at times.
Lou Scheimer does something similar to Weinrib, using a gruff yet whispery voice. Not as effective as Len's take, but it does work.
Nolan North, Dave B. Mitchell and Kevin Michael Richardson also sound great in the role. Nolan delivers a great monstrous take, Dave mixes the theatrical aspects with an enjoyable New York-type voice and Kevin is a neat callback to Ron's take.
Steve Harris, Wallace Langham and Benjamin Jansen don't leave a big impression on me. go to »
She was really great as Gwen Stacy and I honestly hope she can play the role again someday. She also made me giggle with that deeper voice she gave the Female Police Officer that appeared in that episode as well. go to »
1) Abomination (1996 The Incredible Hulk)
2) Two-Face (Batman: The Animated Series)
3) The Scorpion (1994 Spider-Man)
4) Computer (Batman: The Animated Series)
5) Vorn the Unspeakable (Freakazoid) go to »
1) Dr. Robotnik (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
2) King Charles (Captain N: The Game Master)
3) Balthazar (2003 Ben-Hur)
4) Little John (Captain N: The Game Master)
5) Great Heep (The Great Heep) go to »
1) Tarantulas (Transformers: Beast Wars)
2) Falkenar (Conan the Adventurer)
3) Prancer (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Movie)
4) Tabaqui (Adventures of Mowgli)
5) Doggle (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Movie) go to »
1) J. Jonah Jameson (The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes)
2) Evil Star (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
3) J. Joanna Jameson (Ultimate Spider-Man)
4) Tenzin (The Legend of Korra)
5) J.Jonah Jamesaurus (Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.) go to »
1) Starscream (Transformers: Devastation)
2) Hardshell (Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark)
3) Skywarp (Transformers: Devastation)
4) Jazz (Transformers: War for Cybertron)
5) Rumble (Transformers Devastation) go to »
1) Cuneo (The Godfather: The Game)
2) The King of the Dead (The Return of the King)
3) Bob Zellerbach (Batman: The Telltale Series)
4) Captain Sarkli (Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II)
5) Caterpillar (American McGee's Alice) go to »
1) Thrax (2009 Wonder Woman)
2) Doll Boy (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
3) Robert Kendo (Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles)
4) Black Condor (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
5) Guy (Street Fighter IV) go to »
1) Sidney (Batman: The Animated Series)
2) The Leader (1996 The Incredible Hulk)
3) Bishop (2017 Castlevania)
4) Dr. Wally Pretorius (Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series)
5) The Pink Panther (1993 The Pink Panther) go to »
1) King Ferdinand (Stan Freberg's The United States of America)
2) Real Estate Agent (Stan Freberg's The United States of America)
3) Sgt. Thomas (Calvin and the Colonel)
4) Inspector Gadget (Inspector Gadget)
5) Chesty (Pandamonium) go to »
1) Boss Hogg (The Dukes)
2) Pinky (Rock-A-Doodle)
3) Big Daddy Boo (Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation)
4) The Mayor (1985 Pound Puppies)
5) Mountain Bear (Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears) go to »
1) Savanti Romero (2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
2) Loki (Hulk Vs.)
3) Dracula (2017 Castlevania)
4) Thundercracker (Transformers: War for Cybertron)
5) Sebastian Shaw (Wolverine and the X-Men) go to »
1) She-Dragon (The Savage Dragon)
2) Black Cat/Felicia Hardy (1994 Spider-Man)
3) Miss Allure (1996 The Incredible Hulk)
4) Silver Sable (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
5) Aayla Secura (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
6) Sharon Carter (Lego Marvel Avengers)
7) Ice (Batman: The Brave and the Bold)
8) Songbird/Screaming Mimi (Avengers Assemble)
9) Boom Boom (Wolverine and the X-Men)
10) Emerald Empress (Legion of Super Heroes) go to »
Christopher Lee really does a good job as Count Dooku. I feel he was one of the better things about the Prequel Trilogy and he makes the transition to voiceover pretty well.
I kinda prefer Corey Burton's deeper take in the 2008 Clone Wars cartoon, but he still sounds good in the 2003 cartoon. He does have a very nice aged sound to his voice.
Jeff Bennett is also good.
Michael Donovan is pretty good. Kinda funny that this is basically his Demitri without the Romanian accent. I guess that's why I like his take a lot, since I do have a big soft spot for his Demitri. And he gets a lot of funny lines too. So yeah, he fits the Lego version perfectly. go to »
Honestly, I liked Mary Faber the most in the role. I like how she delivers a sort of Philip Marlowe-esque performance in this monologue. It was the first role I ever heard from Mary and the one that made Mary one of my favorite modern voice actresses.
Vanessa Marshall also works in the role, but I feel Mary is better. Still, Vanessa is much better as Jean than as MJ.
Misty Lee has potential.
Irene Bedard is pretty stiff and awkward in the role. go to »
I always liked Alan Rosenberg's take in the NPR radio drama of Empire Strikes Back. He really made Boba sound pretty badass, threatening and rebellious in there.
Tied with him is Jason Wingreen. I feel his take is really awesome despite being pretty brief. He really sounds badass and he sounds pretty mysterious.
Don Francks is a good predecessor to Jason's take, sounding mysterious and badass.
Despite the fact that he's imitating Temuera Morrison, I do like Dee Bradley Baker's take quite a bit.
Daniel Logan fits a younger Boba, but I never was a fan of Boba being a clone of Jango Fett.
I also enjoyed Neil Ross, Chris Cox, Tom Kane and Trevor Devall in the role.
Although he has improved lately, I'm still not big on Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett. Again, not big on Boba being a clone of Jango Fett, and I feel that his delivery still has a tendency to sound flat. I definitely prefer Temuera as Jango and the Clones.
Honorable mention: Ed Begley, Jr. (NPR Jedi radio drama) go to »
I must admit, I'm really not big on Kylo Ren. I feel he isn't a very interesting character.
Despite that, I do think Adam Driver does a good job in the role. He delivers a good performance and he translates well into voiceover form. I think the tone of the Lego games helps his performance, making it fun.
Roger Craig Smith does a good impression of Adam.
Matt Wood sounds good with those effects, but I don't think his performance is as strong as Adam and Roger. go to »
I've always liked Perry King's take in the NPR Star Wars radio dramas the most. His wiseguy attitude is really great and his delivery was pretty solid. Honestly, I would have preferred if he had gotten the role in the movies.
Out of all the guys here, I like Keith Ferguson the most. I feel he really manages to make the role his own despite having to imitate Harrison Ford.
Neil Ross also sounds pretty great in the role. Funny that he also played a Han Solo-type character (Springer) in Transformers.
Lex Lang sounds really great too. His voice is deeper, but his overall delivery is great.
Michael Daingerfield is tons of fun in the role. He really seems to be having fun and it works perfectly for the Lego version.
I've never been a big fan of Harrison Ford's take. I dunno why, but compared to Perry, I always felt he was kinda lacking. His performance in the Holiday Special was pretty stiff, and even though he improved in the Lego Force Awakens game, I still don't feel it.
The others don't leave any impression on me. go to »
John Stephenson really nails the warm and fatherly personality of Xavier perfectly. He does sound like the exact opposite of Magneto and he has great chemistry with the rest of the cast members. A great fit for the X-Men's mentor.
Stan Jones is a rather solid early take on the character. He does sound pretty warm and kind and he also sounds quite wise.
Cedric Smith also nailed the role in the 90's X-Men cartoon. His performance is really solid and he really manages to showcase a lot of Xavier's traits. I also like the fact that they made Xavier a little bit more prone to making mistakes and feeling regret about them, which made Cedric deliver really emotional performances.
Jim Ward also works rather well in the role. He does sound pretty wise and warm in the role.
James Arnold Taylor works perfectly for the Lego version. He does seem to be having fun in the role.
I also enjoyed Kyle Hebert, David Kaye, Daran Norris, Patrick Stewart, Tom Kane, Dan Green and Ron Halder in the role.
The UVA and Cam Clarke leave little impression on me. go to »
I honestly think Paul Hecht is the closest we got to Ian McDiarmid reprising the role. Sure, he doesn't sound exactly like Ian, but his slow yet hammy delivery is very similar. I would love it if he could reprise the role outside of radio dramas.
Clive Revill is a solid early take on the character. I always remember his take creeping me out when I was a kid.
Sam Witwer does sound pretty good as well. A nice display of his vocal range.
Ian Abercrombie also works well in the role. It's a great performance from him and it's sad that it would be one of his final roles before passing.
Tim Curry is a nice stand-in for Ian Abercrombie, but you can really tell that they changed actors due to Ian's passing. Still, not bad.
I really like James Arnold Taylor the most in here. He has a nice regal tone and I like the more cautious tone he has.
I really like Mark Hamill's energetic performance quite a lot. It's a good example of Mark's range.
Ron Halder is pretty epic in the role. He reminds me a lot of Robert Stephens' Aragorn, which makes me think that Ron would fit Aragorn perfectly. Although I feel he's much more Namor material due to the deep voice, he works well enough as Triton.
For me, it's a tie between John Lithgow and Frank Oz. John did a fantastic emulation of Frank in the NPR radio dramas, but he also made the role his own. He really nailed the goofiness of Yoda when Luke firat met him, and then he managed to make the change into a wise and stern Jedi master really well. It's one of John's most unique roles and I wish he could reprise it.
Frank Oz is really iconic and with good reason. He just nails the character's wisdom and sagely qualities and he also added quite a bit of humor on some scenes.
Tom Kane does a good impression of Frank, but I felt that his delivery could get a bit weird at times (especially in this clip).
Greg Berg works for what Muppet Babies was going for. go to »
I really like Clancy Brown the most in here. This is exactly how I imagine Faraday to sound like and I like his delivery in that last line (gave me flashbacks to Captain Black from Jackie Chan Adventures). This is one of Clancy's better roles.
Scott Patterson is kinda light and flat in the role.
Phil Morris leaves little impression on me. go to »
Honestly, for me, it's a tie between Walker Edmiston and Jim Byrnes.
Walker works perfectly for the tough, ornery, impulsive yet likeable fire engine that was G1 Inferno. His acting is great and he really seems to be having fun. Plus, he has good chemistry with the other characters.
Jim is wonderfully bombastic and hilarious in the role. Whenever I heard his scream, I smiled, 'cause you could tell he was having tons of fun. He really made this version memorable.
I really like Gerald Mohr quite a lot as Mr. Fantastic. Gerald is one of my favorite radio actors and in this role, he's just great. He does sound pretty heroic, yet I like how he adds a more intellectual sound to his delivery. His Bogart-esque voice is always a treat to listen to and honestly, this is how I imagine Mr. Fantastic to sound like in the comics.
Beau Weaver is also look. He mixes the heroic leader and scientific genius traits really well and his delivery is solid. Along with Chuck McCann as the Thing, this was one of the better casting choices of the 90's Fantastic Four cartoon.
Wally Wingert is also pretty good. He hits the same notes as Gerald and Beau.
Dee Bradley Baker's voice is a bit too high for my taste, but his performance is really excellent.
Cam Clarke also works rather well in the role, though I do feel he could have made him a little bit more geekier. He does nail the heroic leader aspect, though.
I also enjoyed David Naughton, Matthew Kaminsky, Robert Clotworthy, Charlie Adler, Robin Atkin Downes and Brian Drummond in the role.
Mike Road... he could have worked perfectly in the role, but thanks to the direction, his performance is pretty flat most of the time and it really doesn't hold up to this day at all, which is a big shame.
Ioan Gruffudd, Hiro Kanagawa and James Marsters just don't work for me. go to »
@EPA Deane That's all well and good, but honestly, I personally think this is one of those shows that invites you to have fun. I don't mind darker shows as long as they're handled well and don't bore me, but you gotta understand that each individual has its own quirks and conceptions of what that "reward" is. For me, it's making the child inside me enjoy stuff. go to »
Jo Ann Pflug sounds really great as the Invisible Girl. She has quite a spunky sound to her voice and there were times where she could be quite warm and kind. She also has great chemistry with the other actors.
Kari Wahlgren is also pretty good. She sounds pretty spunky and friendly in the role. Plus, she's having fun.
Erin Torpey is also excellent in the role. She sounds pretty friendly and easygoing.
Gail Matthius sounds pretty good. She sounds quite similar to Jo Ann.
Danica McKellar is also enjoyable despite the younger sounding voice. She sounds pretty daring and spunky.
I also enjoyed Erin Matthews, Tara Strong and Grey DeLisle in the role.
Ginny Tyler is meh in the role. I honestly liked her more as Princess Anelle.
Lori Alan, Jessica Alba and Lara Gilchrist don't work for me. I always felt they sounded a bit too airheaded (Lori) and flat (Jessica and Lara).
Honorable mentions: Lorelei King (BBC Spider-Man radio drama) go to »
I really love Roger C. Carmel's boisterous, hammy and loud performance the most. He truly seems to be enjoying himself in the role and he nailed the character's boisterous personality.
Liam O'Brien is a really good replacement for Roger. He really sounds like he's enjoying himself and I'm kinda surprised that they picked him for another one of Roger's characters (though he sounds a bit more natural as Motormaster than as Cyclonus).
As much as I loved the 2015 RiD cartoon, I was kinda disappointed with Travis Willingham's take on the role. He would have nailed the character's boisterous nature, but the way they handled Motormaster in the cartoon was pretty meh. He would fit BW Megs more with this performance.
Fred Tatasciore is decent, but he's not that memorable. go to »
Despite the lighter voice, I like Brian Drummond the most in here. He actually nails Knuckles' rough and cocky personality, yet he does sound like someone who's an okay guy to hang around with despite his rough exterior.
Ryan Drummond also sounds pretty good. He's a little bit too soft-spoken, but I think his overall performance is rather good.
Dan Green is also quite good. He has a nice cocky sound in his performance.
Travis Willingham is also solid in the role.
Bill Wise sounds awkward, but he has some charm.
Michael McGaharn and Scott Dreier sound kinda awkward and bland. go to »
@EPA Deane Yeah, I know that, but this show is a different beast altogether. This is more about having fun with the stories and the characters. Brave and the Bold was more of a show that wanted to keep the style of the 50's yet also inject drama into it whenever it fit.
Joseph Sirola sounds extremely diabolical and cruel as Dr. Doom. I really liked his performance in "The Way it All Began" 'cause he really managed to show Doom's anguish and frustration when they recreate his accident, and the way he tells the story of what happened after the accident is just great. It really saddens me that this is Sirola's only voiceover role. He could do much more.
Shepard Menken's take is also great. He is quite menacing and imposing and he does seem to be having fun in the role. He also has great chemistry with Alan Young's Mr. Frump.
Simon Templeman also works well in the role. He sounds pretty threatening and foreboding. I also like how sophisticated he sounds.
Lex Lang is also incredible in the role. He sounds quite cold-hearted and I like how he makes Doom sound as if he's above everyone else.
Fred Tatasciore works perfectly for a more light-hearted version. I really enjoy his delivery and he sure seems to be having tons of fun in the role.
I also enjoyed Neil Ross, John Vernon, Tom Kane (though the accent is kinda overdone), Lorne Kennedy, Paul Dobson (more in MvC 3), Clive Revill, Gideon Emery, Charlie Adler, Chris Britton (though like Kane, he has to dial back on the accent) and Maurice LaMarche.
Henry Ramer (the UVA), John Stephenson and Ralph James don't really hold up that well. If I had to pick one of these, it would be James, but still, his delivery tends to be quite monotone at times.
Julian McMahon is miscast.
Honorable mentions: Michael Roberts (BBC Spider-Man radio drama) go to »
I really like Paul Soles a lot here. He seems to be having a blast in the role. He does sound quite unhinged and he has a nice bird-like rasp.
Gillie Fenwick also sounds like he's having fun in the role. He does a pretty good job.
Nolan North is also really good. He sounds really quirky and he does seem to be having fun in the role. I also love his bird-like noises.
Steve Blum works perfectly for the Noir version. He has a really awesome raspy voice and his delivery is solid.
Tom Kenny works for his version.
I also enjoyed Eddie Albert, Alan Johnson, Scott McNeil, Kris Tabori and Robert Englund in the role.
Dwight Schultz, Brian George and Christopher Daniel Barnes are kinda meh for me.
I love Don Messick a lot, but as the Vulture, I just don't like him. It's the same problem I have with Len Weinrib's Joker: Messick's bird cackles are pretty awesome, but his speaking voice sounds pretty off. go to »
I honestly like Mark Hamill the most, mainly thanks to his performance in the NPR Star Wars radio dramas. He sounded really passionate and energetic in there. He doesn't sound that bad in the Holiday Special, but his performance in the radio dramas is just great.
Bob Bergen sounds a lot like Joshua Fardon (who played Luke in the NPR adaptation of Return of the Jedi). He delivers a really great performance IMO, and he's a natural replacement for Hamill.
Eric Bauza is pretty impressive. He sounds pretty similar to Mark. He does work for the Lego version and he's pretty hilarious.
Christopher Smith also sounds pretty good.
C. Andrew Nelson is decent.
Lloyd Floyd and Anthony Hansen don't do it for me. go to »
I really enjoyed his Spider-Man. He could be quite dramatic, but he delivered those corny quips like a champ. I also enjoyed him as Electro, Superior Spider-Man, Spyder-Knight and Spider-Man Noir. go to »
When I see the Blob's design, I always imagine a slow and awkward sort of voice coming out of him, and that's exactly what Alan Oppenheimer does. I really like his delivery and he really seems to be having fun playing this large mass of a guy.
Robert Cait also nails the slow and awkward nature of the character. He really seems to be having tons of fun here.
Fred Tatasciore doesn't really sound slow, but he does nail the awkward side. So yeah, he does a good job.
Stephen Stanton does sound slow, but he lacks the awkward sound. Still, it's a rather impressive display of his vocal range.
Kyle Hebert does a good job as well.
I also liked Michael Dobson, Peter Lurie and Gregg Berger in the role.
I like Tom Kane the most here. I'm not a big Ultron fan, but I really like Tom's performance. He sounds quite sinister and the effects really help his performance a whole lot.
Jim Meskimen is also pretty good. He sounds both smug and factual at the same time. It's a strange but really neat mix.
John Stocker doesn't fit the character, but I honestly can't bring myself to hate his take. His acting is just so great and he has a rather unique voice. Really impressive performance from Stocker and a good example of his range.
James Horan works pretty well in the role.
Tom Kenny does work for the SHS version.
Fred Tatasciore sounds pretty cool, too.
I dunno why, but James Spader never clicked with me for some reason. go to »
Peter Cullen is the voice that comes to my mind when I read the Red Skull's likes in the comics. His performance in Spider-Friends is perfect. He has the extreme intensity of Hitler and he does seem to be having a blast in the role. I do like his take on the solo Spidey cartoon, but his Spider-Friends take blows that out of the water.
Cedric Smith kinda reminds me of Matt Crowley's Der Teufel (from the Superman radio show). I really love the accent and the voice, and his performance is really great. Of course, it doesn't sound as savage and bombastic as Cullen's take, but I do think it's a solid and enjoyable performance.
Liam O'Brien also sounds pretty enjoyable in the role. He sounds a little bit too young, but he does deliver a fantastic performance.
Steve Blum does sound pretty good as well. He really sounds like a master strategist, but honestly, I feel there were some spots where he could have used a bit more of a Hitler-esque intensity (but when he does add it, he sounds great).
Earl Boen sounds incredibly nefarious, treacherous and wicked in the role. Of course, I think Cedric does the Der Teufel-esque performance better, Earl does a good job nonetheless, and I really love his evil laugh.
I also enjoyed David Warner (though if he had played him more, he should have added an accent), Mark Hamill (a great childish and senile performance), Keith Ferguson and Charlie Adler in the role.
Honestly, Paul Kligman is the only one that doesn't sound that good. He doesn't sound that threatening and his delivery is quite forced. go to »
@EPA Deane I personally think his Spider-Friends take was better because, in my mind, Red Skull should have the same type of intensity that Hitler had when he did his speeches. Otherwise, I don't see it working well.
His Spider-Friends take is exactly how I imagine Red Skull to sound in the comics. go to »
For me, he'll always be the perfect Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime. He sounded to sound inspirational yet reluctant and doubtful of his own abilities. Plus, I love how he subtly differentiates his Rodimus and Hot Rod voices ala Bud Collyer. Kinda makes me think that Dick would have been perfect as a George Reeves-esque Superman.
He was also awesome as Serpentor, Apeface and Firebolt and honestly, I've loved every role I've seen him play. go to »
I really like Ron Gans the most in here. His deep voice does sound pretty imposing and his slow delivery does fit a powerhouse like the Juggernaut.
William Marshall does sound powerful and imposing, but he's a bit too intellectual. I kinda wish they had cast Bob Holt as the Juggernaut, since they did use his Hulk roars in here, but Marshall does do a good job nonetheless.
Rick Bennett is also great in the role. He does sound powerful and imposing in the role.
Fred Tatasciore also sounds pretty powerful in the role.
Andrew Kishino also works pretty well in the role. He's perfect for the more lighthearted Lego version.
I also enjoyed Kyle Hebert, George Buza, Paul Dobson, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny, Peter Lurie, Matt Willig, Travis Willingham and Kevin Michael Richardson in the role.
This is my favorite role from John Vernon. He just has an imposing, ancient sound to his voice and he does deliver a fantastic performance. This is actually my ideal voice for Megatronus, since it does have quite the menacing presence, an ancient sound and power.
Michael Des Barres really surprised me here. He sounds almost exactly like John Vernon, though there are times where you can hear that he really is struggling to keep his voice sounding exactly like John (Michael has a pretty high voice, so this was pretty much new for him). But even with that, his performance still works.
Frank Welker's Darkseid voice does work for Kahn's only scene in the movie.
Bob Carter does work well in the role despite being a bit too brutish.
Patrick Seitz is basically a prototype of Bob Carter's take.
Steve Ritchie's original take is pretty much classic and tons of fun.
Keone Young's take resonates the most with me. I feel the soft-spoken attitude fits Storm Shadow perfectly, making him a very disciplined and honorable warrior, yet he could sound pretty aggressive at the right times.
Despite the muddled accent, I do think Scott McNeil works as Storm Shadow after joining the Joe team. His performance really is quite energetic IMO.
Tim Joe, who played Storm Shadow in the Rise of Cobra game, does work quite well with what he's given.
Andrew Kishino sounds pretty similar to Tim.
Eric Bauza sounds good, but his delivery is kinda wonky.
Ty Olsson and Tom Wayland don't leave a big impression on me. go to »
Morgan Lofting is really great in the role. I love her accent and her energetic performance quite a lot. She could also be pretty fun and amusing at times.
Suzanne Errett-Balcom replaced Morgan in the second season of the DiC cartoon, and she does a pretty solid job. She does have the accent and her voice is pretty alluring. Her acting is also quite solid.
Grey DeLisle also works pretty well in the role. She has a great accent and a very nice alluring tone.
Tatyana Yassukovic also works pretty well in the role. She sounds like someone who means business.
Teryl Rothery is also great.
Kayzie Rogers and Susan Bishop don't work for me. go to »
Despite not having the Scottish accent, I really like Arthur Burghardt the most here. I feel his performance more than makes up for the lack of the accent. He just does a great acting job all the way and really made Destro a force to be reckoned with.
Maurice LaMarche's impression of Arthur is pretty good, although kinda light. But still, I must say that his performance is solid and it fits the tone of the DiC cartoon.
Isaac C. Singleton also does an amazing impression of Arthur.
Robin Atkin Downes really has Christopher Eccleston's delivery down pat despite the lighter voice. I really like him too.
Clancy Brown also works pretty well. He sounds quite charming in the role.
Scott McNeil also does a great job as Destro. He kinda reminds me of Gregg Berger.
Marc Thompson, Eric Bauza and Chris Burnham leave little impression on me. go to »
I really prefer Ed Gilbert the most in this role. He nails Blitzwing's violent personality, but he also adds a more honorable side to the character in Five Faces of Darkness. I really enjoy his performance a lot.
Dave Boat is a good successor to Ed.
Bumper Robinson is good, I love his AHNOLD-esque voice, but he could get pretty tiresome quite easily at times. Also, they didn't make Wreck-Gar a TV talking machine, but they made Blitzwing this???
This really is Tony Pope's best role. He gets to showcase his range in a grand manner, doing a vast array of impressions to sell the idea of Wreck-Gar being obsessed with TV. He can do so many impressions and they're really accurate all the time while also adding a pretty quirky sound to them.
Eric Idle is good, but he just doesn't sound as memorable as Pope.
Frank Welker would be at Pope's level with more material.
I'm sorry to say this, but Weird Al Yankovic disappointed me here. He doesn't get a chance to showcase his own range and he just doesn't change his voice like Tony did. Honestly, if Weird Al got another chance and played him more like Tony did while also making the role his own, I would like him more, but as it stands, I feel it feels kinda generic. go to »
Honestly, my ideal version of Bulkhead is a mix of both the old coot and the tough brawler with the heart of gold, and my ideal voice is George C. Scott, since I feel he would have been a good mix between the two.
Kevin Michael Richardson really does a good job as the brawler version of Bulkhead. He sounds tough, but he could also be pretty funny and warm. One of the best TFP performances.
French Tickner fits the old coot of Energon perfectly, having quite a lot of energy in the role.
Bill Fagerbakke is okay, but I always felt he sounded too soft and goofy in the role. go to »
Roger C. Carmel is my favorite here. Yeah, his voice was pretty inconsistent, but that's just a minor detail because his hammy performance is what sold it for me. As most voice actors say "everything is in the acting", and Roger's amazing acting made Cyclonus memorable.
Jack Angel is a natural replacement for Roger, but I wish he had more than four episodes to work with.
Liam O'Brien also does a good job at emulating Roger, but there are times where he could sound too forced.
Daran Norris fits the Armada version perfectly. I love how unhinged he sounds.
Don Brown is good, but honestly, I would have preferred Garry Chalk in this role.
Barry Gjerde sounds good, but his delivery is kinda forced at times. go to »
I really like Gillie Fenwick's hammy performance the most. I love his delivery and his voice is really quite quirky, making him sound radioactive. One of the better performances in those cartoons. May not have an accent, but I still feel he works well for Chen Wu.
Rick D. Wasserman is perfect for the Igor Stancheck incarnation. He has a really cool Russian accent and he gets to inject some fun into the performance.
Roger Craig Smith also works well for Stancheck, but I prefer Rick.
Don Luce also works well for the Chen Wu version.
James Sie's delivery is kinda weird and forced at places. go to »
Honestly, I like Bill Woodson the most in this role. He has a nice regal tone, and he nails the prideful and arrogant attitude of Namor. Plus, he was really funny with the line "That's not water, it's alcohol!!!"
Vic Perrin (the UVA) also works well in the role. A little bit light but he does have the prideful attitude and regal tone. One of the better performances in that cartoon.
John Vernon is quite impressive as well. He really does a good job as the first actor to play Namor and his take does hold up nicely (which is more than I can say for some of the other performances in this show).
Peter Renaday sounds pretty epic in the role. He's pretty similar to John Vernon.
Joe J. Thomas also does a good job in the role.
I also liked Michael Adamthwaite and Trevor Devall in the role.
James Warwick and Raul Trujillo don't sound that great. Their deliveries are kinda awkward.
Honorable mention: Garrick Hagon (BBC Spider-Man radio drama) go to »
Honestly, my ideal Lockdown voice is Regis Cordic. His guest role in the live-action Incredible Hulk episode "Homecoming" really had the sophistication and ruthlessness that I want from Lockdown.
Out of all the people here however, I prefer Gregg Berger the most in the role. He sounds quite sophisticated and smug and he does have some entertaining delivery.
Mark Ryan actually sounds like a mix between Ned Wever's Wolf (from the Superman radio show) and Regis Cordic's Quintesson voice. I really enjoy his take a lot and he does get a lot of great memorable lines. I also like how Lockdown had a sense of superiority and felt that humans and Cybertronians were beneath him. I still prefer Gregg more, but Mark was pretty good too.
Joey Camen (who played Lockdown in the DOTM Wii game) sounds pretty good too. He does sound pretty threatening and relentless, but doesn't leave the impact that Gregg and Mark left on me.
I'm sorry to say this, but even going beyond this clip, I never liked Lance Henriksen's take at all. He doesn't feel that threatening to me (especially compared to his Grim Reaper from EMH) and I think he sounds too soft and nice for the role. Honestly, I feel Lance could work as other TF characters (Greatshot), but as Lockdown, he never did it for me.
I've always been partial to B.J. Ward's take. She's playing the best version of Betty IMO. She did have a nice intellectual sound, but she also plays her as a really daring action girl. She was pretty involved in the stories and she managed to get out of trouble by herself quite a few times.
I was surprised to see Philece Sampler as Betty, since she played a love interest for Dr. Banner in a season four episode of the 70's live-action Hulk TV show. Here, she's just great. She nails Betty's sweetness, and delivers a pretty strong performance.
Genie Francis is good, but I prefer Philece a bit more.
Nicole Oliver is pretty good in the role, but I wish she got more material.
Vita Linder works for Betty's early appearances.
Liv Tyler does sound good, but she kinda lacks energy at times.
Personally, I prefer General Ross to be an authoritative figure who can have his fair share of comedic moments, and I feel the only one that balances humor and authority here is Robert Ridgely. He does sound like a stern, commanding, experienced authority figure, yet he could be a warm father figure towards Betty and he could get some really entertainingly delivered lines.
John Vernon hits the same buttons as Bob, but I feel he plays him too serious for my taste. Still, he does a good job and he does have some warmth in his take.
Keith Ferguson does a good job as well, but once again, I think he's a bit too serious.
If Clancy Brown got more to work with, I feel he would be on the same level as Bob. And judging by his Red Hulk, he could pull off the more fun moments quite well.
Paul Kligman is actually a bit entertaining in the role, but he kinda lacks authority. Still, not bad.
I also liked William Hurt and Eric Bauza in the role.
Honestly, I think I like Fred Tatasciore more as Red Hulk than regular Hulk. He's not bad as Hulk, but I always felt he did this role better. He is quite aggressive and ruthless and he also sounds quite intelligent at the same time.
Clancy Brown is also pretty good in the role. He really is fun in the role. Honestly, this is one of those performances where Clancy is really used well.
Dennis Marks (incorrectly listed as Neil Ross here) sounds pretty good in the role. I really like how they made Norman afraid of his other side in the show and Dennis does a good job at making Norman more sympathetic.
Steven Weber is pretty good as well. He really sounds like a benign guy at first, but he also nails Norman's manipulative side.
Neil Ross was much better in the 90's Spidey cartoon than in the 81 solo one, where he sounded exceedingly forced and raspy. He really did a good job at making Osborn a shrewd manipulator.
Neil Kaplan also sounds pretty good. He does sound quite manipulative in the role.
Oddly enough, Willem Dafoe sounds much more energetic as Osborn than the Goblin. He really does a good job here.
Alan Rachins doesn't click with me at all. go to »
Roger Craig Smith, despite playing a very different Slipstream, actually is more memorable than the two ladies. He does a pretty good job as a youthful and eager trainee and he does seem to have fun in the role.
Honestly, out of the two ladies, I prefer Jessica Straus. I feel she makes Slipstream her own character instead of just a Starscream clone. She sounds sexy, spunky and playful.
I really feel that the clones were one of the many weak points of TFA. Tara Strong does sound like a female version of Starscream, but unfortunately, I feel this doesn't let Slipstream be more unique. go to »
I really like Casey Kasem a lot in this role. It is very different from his Robin from SuperFriends and Mark from Battle of the Planets, yet still recognizable enough. He really nailed Cliffjumper's impulsive personality perfectly.
Nolan North is also quite good in the role. He does have some great youthful energy and he also has great chemistry with Troy Baker's Jazz.
Billy Brown is the best of the two TFP VAs, making Cliffjumper quite affable and a fun smooth talker.
The Rock works in the role, but he didn't last too long, so that doesn't make him as memorable as Brown.
"The game is ended. The prize is lost. But I have seen a glint of glory within the race of men. It shall one day lift you to the stars... or bury you in the ruin of war. The choice is yours. Farewell."
I honestly like Ted Cassidy the most here. His performance is quite possibly the crown jewel of the 1967 Fantastic Four cartoon. He played Galactus with a great theatrical flair and the way he delivers his final speech is perfect (I honestly wish that last speech was used in this VC clip). He truly made Galactus a proud yet noble being who was above good or evil. Honestly, whenever I read the Galactus trilogy, I imagine Ted's imposing voice.
Now we get to the straightforward evil Galactus category. Jonathan Adams delivers a good performance and he really sounds imposing, but like the next performers, I feel he sounds too evil in the role.
John DiMaggio works for the Lego version. His performance is quite enjoyable despite being too evil.
Tony Jay also delivers a good performance, but his voice is kinda light IMO. And like DiMaggio and Adams, he sounds too evil.
Gregg Berger, again, solid performance, but too much on the evil side.
James Blendick and George Takei work well in the role, but I feel they're too light in the role. If I had to pick one of these two, it would be Blendick, since he does sound pretty imposing. go to »
I really like Jack Angel the most in this role. He had a nice, commanding tone yet he could be warm and caring when the time called for it. Plus, he has a lot of great interactions with Dick Gautier's Rodimus. His delivery is pretty reminiscent of Richard Crenna's Colonel Trautman, which I also like.
Robert Stack does a nice job as Ultra Magnus, but I felt there were times where you can tell he had never done voiceover gigs before, which kinda makes it distracting for me. He's not bad, but his delivery could get wonky at times.
Kim Strauss works for 2001 RiD Magnus. He sounds pretty cocky and badass. He sort of reminds me of Perry King's Han Solo without Perry's trademark wiseguy accent.
Michael Ironside is a perfect casting choice for Magnus, but man, he was wasted in the role. Magnus was just the resident whipping boy and damsel-in-distress of the latter part of TFP, and that really annoyed me.
Jeff Bennett's Robert Stack impression is incredibly awkward. He just sounds forced in the role.
To be honest, I always liked Frank Welker's G1 take the most. He is just so insane and overbearing that I feel works perfectly for the character. I always felt that Galvatron is a rejuvenated Megatron (hence the lack of a rasp) who can't really cope with the amount of power he has. Frank's G1 voice is the voice I imagine coming out of Galvatron II in the Marvel Comics.
Leonard Nimoy works for Galvatron before Unicron was destroyed, but I can't really see this working after Unicron's destruction.
Daniel Riordan is incredibly enjoyable in the role. He sounds pretty insane and overbearing, which fits the role perfectly.
David Kaye is pretty good, but not as memorable as the previous three.
Jeff Manning has a really nice slow delivery and he seems to be haaaaviiiiiing fuuuuuun cheeeeewiiiiing theeeee... sceeeeneeeeryyyyy. One of the best performances in that game.
Rik Thomas is laughably bad. I mean, his delivery is terrible, but that's what made his take so memorable and quotable. go to »
Shockwave is one of Corey Burton's most memorable roles. His David Warner-esque voice just works perfectly for the character and I really love his cold, calculating delivery.
Darryl Kurylo does a really good job at emulating Corey. He has the same type of delivery and does sound quite intellectual.
Steve Blum does sound great in the role as well. The sneering mad scientist vibe works pretty well.
Daniel Riordan feels like a prototype of David Sobolov's version. He really sounds great in the role.
Speaking of which, David Sobolov sounds pretty creepy, menacing and badass as Shockwave. One of the best performances in TFP. As I said before, he kinda reminds me of Stanley Ross' Brainiac, and just for that, I want to hear him play Brainiac someday.
Barry Gjerde, Brian Drummond and Frank Welker just don't fit. go to »
I always imagine Don Messick's voice whenever I read Ratchet's lines in the old Marvel comic books. He has a gruff voice, yet he's friendly, relatable and fun to hang around with.
At first, I really didn't like Jeffrey Combs' take on Ratchet. I always felt they made him too grumpy. But he was great in the 2015 RiD cartoon, where I felt Ratchet was much closer to his Marvel incarnation. His more laidback personality there really felt like the Ratchet I know and love.
Robert Foxworth has a pretty epic voice and some really awesome delivery. I really wish they did more with Ratchet in the movies, though.
Wally Burr does work pretty well in the role, too. He does have a pretty nice laidback tone.
Fred Tatasciore also sounds pretty awesome.
Jack Merluzzi, Corey Burton and Bronco D. Jackson just don't work for me. go to »
Just like Dick Gautier is my definitive Hot Rod/Rodimus voice, Susan Blu is my definitive Arcee voice. She manages to balance toughness and sweetness perfectly. I honestly prefer her G1 take more, 'cause in Animated, she only was used as a plot device and never got to show her fighting skills.
Kari Wahlgren is a really nice successor to Sue. She is quite spunky and energetic in the role. I hope she gets another crack at the role.
Sharon Alexander delivers a good performance despite the awful material she got. Like Kari, I wish she got another chance to play the role.
Grey DeLisle also sounds great in the role. I just wish she got more material to work with.
I'm sorry to say this, but Sumalee Montano's take is extremely disappointing. I blame the writing more than Sumalee, 'cause I feel she could have pulled it off if the writers didn't make Arcee so unlikable in the show. If she returns in the 2015 RiD cartoon, I hope that she gets better material to work with (just like Jeffrey Combs did).
I really like Frank Welker's take the most. Both his filtered take and his unfiltered evil Barry White voice work perfectly for the character. I prefer him with the effects, but he still sounds good without the vocoder.
Isaac C. Singleton, Jr. also works well in the role. Although unlike Frank, I prefer Isaac's voice without the vocoder (as it was in the DOTM game) 'cause it reminded me of Bill Martin's Umbra from Mighty Orbots. He's pretty solid.
Peter Jessop's clip has many of his lines playing at the same time, hence why he sounds kinda unintelligible, but when you play the game, you can hear him more clearly. It's kind of a more polished version of Robert Belgrade's take.
Robert O. Smith works for the Cybertron version, though it's kinda strange to hear Soundwave without the monotone sound.
Garry Chalk has the monotone sound, but it sounds pretty off for some reason.
Robert Belgrade, Jeff Bennett and Bronco D. Jackson are average. go to »
Honestly, I like Dan Gilvezan the most as Bumblebee. I must say, he just makes the character friendly, relatable and kinda cute.
Will Friedle works for a more mature 'Bee. He is tons of fun and he does deliver a nice performance, but I always felt he would be a better Hot Rod than Bumblebee. Still, I like him.
Erik Aadahl worked pretty well in the Last Knight. His voice does fit the live-action design quite well.
Mark Ryan doesn't sound that good in the 2007 movie, but he really sounded good in Transformers: Beginnings and the ROTF game. I really liked how cool he sounded in the ROTF game with those radio static-like effects.
Johnny Yong Bosch is okay, but honestly, I feel he's kind of one-note. I like a lot of the performances in WFC, but this one is kind of the weaker ones.
Jack Merluzzi and Bumper Robinson just get in my nerves. go to »
I've been getting pretty used to G.K. Bowes' take lately. I think out of all the high-pitched actresses here, she sounds the most natural and cute.
Lisa Ann Beley... I admit, I'm kinda biased since Lisa is one of my favorite Vancouver VAs, but she doesn't do a half-bad job here. Too bad her version of the character had to be paired with the awkward kid character of Harry.
Janyse Jaud is good, but I felt her delivery could get wonky at times.
Melissa Fahn sounds pretty forced, especially when you compare her to G.K. go to »
Although Balrog didn't do much in the cartoon, I think Paul Dobson strikes the perfect balance between brutishness and smoothness, which makes his take a good middle ground between Bob Carter and Joe Romersa.
Bob Carter nails the brutish side of Balrog, but he sounds a little bit too brutish.
Joe Romersa nails the smooth talking side of Balrog, but he lacks the aggressiveness. go to »
Honestly, whenever I read MJ's lines in the comic books, I imagine a groovy, far out 60's chick voice, and Peg Dixon sounds exactly like that. She has the right mannerisms ("daddy-o" and "dig") and it's the voice I imagine coming out of John Romita's design.
Tara Strong sounds pretty cool. It works for a more modernized take on the character, but still, I wish she had more of that 60's sound. I still like her take, though.
I honestly find Sara Ballantine's take very underrated. She has the attitude and the 60's everyday girl sound down perfectly. Kinda saddens me that her take is pretty reviled by many.
Jennifer Hale sounds good, but a little bit too Gwen Stacy-ish.
Kari Wahlgren is also pretty good in the role. I hope she gets to reprise it.
I also enjoyed Dana Seltzer and Laura Vandervoort in the role.
Catherine O'Connor, Lisa Loeb, Kirsten Dunst, Andrea Taylor and Vanessa Marshall sound incredibly dull and bland in the role. go to »
This, IMO, is Ed Gilbert's best role. He has a great authoritative tone, but he also can be quite warm and caring. Plus, his performance in the DiC episode "That's Entertainment" really is a great one, showcasing Hawk as an easily-excitable comedy movie buff.
Although I was disappointed that they didn't bring Ed back for the second season of the DiC cartoon, they picked a perfect replacement. This was David Kaye's very first VO gig and he really did a good job at taking over from Ed. He just hits the same buttons as Ed, being authoritative yet warm and funny at the right times.
John Stephenson is a good choice, but he only got one episode to work, so he's not as well-rounded as Ed or David.
Josh Robert Thompson does a good Dennis Quaid impression. He does sound like someone who means business.
Lee Majors' take in G.I. Joe Renegades was also pretty good. He played an older version of the character, yet he still works perfectly.
Phil Hayes is also solid.
Anthony Salerno and Nathan Allen just don't do it for me. go to »
@8000 Saiyans Yup, that's true. I actually heard an interview with Pat recently at Saturday Morning Rewind, where he recreated his Wolverine voice, and it sounded a little bit more gruffer and stoic and the accent was almost unnoticeable. go to »
I really like Michael Bell the most in this role. He's exactly how I imagine Cyclops to sound like: heroic, compassionate and with a no-nonsense attitude and a commanding tone. He really nailed it and I really wish he had played the role more.
Neil Ross (incorrectly listed as George DiCenzo) is pretty good too. It's basically a more younger take of his Springer voice and it works pretty well.
Stan Jones (incorrectly listed as Neil Ross) sounds like a precursor to Norm Spencer's take. It's rather surprising to hear Stan as a hero, but he does work well enough despite the deeper voice.
Norm Spencer, again, deeper voice, but a fantastic performance. He really performed the role well and I really liked his chemistry with Catherine Disher's Jean Grey and Cedric Smith's Xavier.
Scott Porter also works well. He has a really nice attitude and his delivery is pretty solid.
I also enjoyed Kirby Morrow, Robin Atkin Downes, Josh Keaton, Scott MacDonald, Nolan North (more for his Lego performance), Mark Hildreth, Greg Abbey, Zach Hanks, Carlos Alazraqui and Trevor Devall in the role.
Ray Landry, Tim Harrison and the UVA are unremarkable.
Len Birman (incorrectly listed as Vic Perrin) is extremely generic and unfitting. go to »
Despite having only one line, I really want to hear more of Troy Baker as Robbie. He could pull it off if he was given another chance, but as it stands, he sounds pretty good. I feel he sounds pretty close to Hilly Hicks (who played Robbie in the 1977 live-action Spider-Man pilot).
Oddly enough, I first thought Rodney Saulsberry was Dorian Harewood. They sound pretty similar and if it weren't for the end credits, I wouldn't know this was Rodney. But still, he does a pretty good job as Robbie.
Alfonso Ribeiro works perfectly for a younger Robbie.
Lee Bailey (incorrectly listed as Buster Jones) is one of the better performances in that cartoon. A little one note, but it works.
Phil LaMarr sounds good, but like Bailey, he feels a little bit one-note.
Charlie Robinson is decent.
Jeff Coopwood sounds a little bit too weird for my taste. go to »
I really like Len Carlson the most as the Green Goblin. He delivered an extremely enjoyable performance and he did seem to have tons of fun with the role. If the 90's Spidey cartoon was done in Toronto instead of LA, Len should have reprised the role (while playing Osborn using his Senator Kelly voice).
Dennis Marks is second. He hits the same notes as Len while also adding a mad scientist vibe to his delivery. I can tell why Alan Dinehart liked Dennis' Goblin voice a lot. He just seems to love hamming it up as Gobby.
I was pleasantly surprised with Travis Willingham here. He pulls off a higher voice quite nicely and he does seem to be having fun in the role.
Nolan North also delivers a fun performance as Goblin. Again, this is a good showcase of Nolan's range.
Jim Cummings sounds incredibly creepy and sinister in the role. I feel he fits the Ultimate version of the character quite well.
I also enjoyed Neil Ross, Rino Romano, Peter Lurie, Neil Kaplan, Roger Jackson, Steve Blum, Armin Shimerman, Tom Kenny, Yuri Lowenthal and Steven Weber in the role.
I enjoyed Willem Dafoe in the movie, but I feel that he lacks a bit of energy at times in the game. go to »
@8000 Saiyans I agree with you about McNeil. Although I liked his Wolverine, he and Mike Donovan should have switched roles (especially since to me, Donovan's Sabretooth sounds closer to what Pat Pinney would do as Wolverine if he ever got another crack at the role). go to »
@8000 Saiyans I personally always felt Rodimus was the better character of the two Autobot leaders. IMO Optimus was the better role model, but Rodimus was the more relatable and down to earth character.
His insecurities and doubts made him more compelling than Optimus for me. And Dick Gautier's performance really did convey that quite well. go to »
I really liked Stan Jones the most in this role. He has a nice sort of nasally sound to his voice and he really has some great delivery at times. Honestly, I wish he had played Dr. Octopus more like this.
Matt Frewer is also pretty awesome. He could be pretty threatening, yet he could nail the more fun moments perfectly.
Jeffrey Combs is also pretty good as well. He has quite a nice amount of ham and presence in the role.
James Arnold Taylor also fits the role pretty well. I really like how he makes the Leader a bit more arrogant and with a sense of superiority.
Gillie Fenwick is also good. Another stand-out from the Marvel Super Heroes cartoon, his take holds up pretty nicely.
Michael Dobson needs to take another crack at the role. He has a lot of potential. go to »
I really liked Sirena Irwin's take on Batman vs. Two-Face. Yeah, it's basically Harley before she became the Joker's lackey (when she was Dr. Quinzel), but she has the personality down pat. She sounds playful and she has quite a mischievious sound in her delivery.
If she gets added, I'm changing my vote to her. go to »
I feel Tom Harvey strikes a nice balance between a Sydney Greenstreet impression and sounding unique at the same time. His delivery is very reminiscent of Greenstreet, yet the deeper sounding voice makes him stand out. So yeah, IMO, if anyone can get close to John Rhys-Davies' take in "Trial of the Incredible Hulk", it's Harvey.
As for a more straightforward Greenstreet impression, I feel Walker Edmiston does it best. He has the same type of voice as Greenstreet and his delivery does have that ol' Greenstreet vibe.
Jim Cummings also sounds pretty awesome for a more unique take on the character. He sounds smooth and sophisticated.
Roscoe Lee Browne is a natural choice for the Kingpin. His normal voice has a very nice Sydney Greenstreet vibe and he does have a lot of presence. The only problem is that his delivery could get a bit wonky at times.
Stan Jones' attempt at a Sydney Greenstreet impression is pretty awkward, but he does have some nice delivery at times. So yeah, I like his take nonetheless.
David Sobolov, Stephen Stanton, Bob Joles, Gregg Berger, Travis Willingham and J.B. Blanc are also quite good.
The UVA and Michael Clarke Duncan don't do it for me. The UVA's voice is too high and he's also pretty generic, while Duncan's voice is excessively deep and sounds too 'gangsta' for my taste. go to »
I really like Vern Chapman the most in this role. His hammy performance is pretty memorable and he does seem to be having fun in the role.
Tom Harvey plays Ock with a more sneering tone that kind of reminds me of Jack DeLeon's Mole Man. He sounds pretty cool.
Michael Bell, once again, plays Ock differently. Instead of the hammy mad scientist of Chapman or the sneering scientist of Harvey, Bell goes for total insanity. He really seems to be having fun with the performance and I really liked that wheezing sound he added in his 1982 Hulk performance.
Tom Kenny also sounds great. He sounds quite insane and unhinged in the role while also adding a sinister edge.
Dee Bradley Baker is pretty hilarious in the role and he nails Ock's arrogance. Plus, he's having tons of fun in the role, so that's a plus.
I also enjoyed Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (I feel the accent he added made his performance quite memorable), Joe Alaskey, Peter MacNicol (kinda reminds me of Peter Lorre at times), Dave B. Mitchell, Charlie Adler and Kyle Hebert in the role.
I'm sorry to say this, but I'm really not big on Stan Jones' take. I mean, it's his Luthor without the charm. Honestly, I blame the direction more than Stan, but I really feel he could have been better.
Rodger Bumpass, Cam Clarke and Alfred Molina don't leave a big impression on me.
Honorable mention: Simon Treves (BBC Spider-Man radio drama) go to »
Fred Tatasciore's Cable is the perfect Dean Martin to Nolan North's Deadpool's Jerry Lewis. Despite recording separately, both Tatasciore and North have a sort of chemistry that really makes their scenes memorable. Tatasciore does a great job as a tough, experienced warrior while also being the straight man to Deadpool's antics. "THAT WASN'T SINISTER, THAT WAS A CLONE!!!"
Second is Lawrence Bayne. He has a really cool badass voice and his performance is just so great and fitting.
James M. Connor has a great attitude and an awesome badass tone.
Robin Atkin Downes (or whoever this is) sounds pretty good too.
Honestly, I think everyone here does a good job here.
Long John Baldry is bombastic, funny, supremely rotten and energetic as Robotnik. He just nails it every time. Whenever I heard Robotnik speak, I always laughed with Baldry's excellent performance.
Jim Cummings sounds pretty good as well, and he really seems to be having fun at times.
Garry Chalk is quite hammy and he also seems to be having fun in the role.
Edwin Neal sounds pretty good as well. He's the best performance in that dub.
Deem Bristow's take is a nice callback to Cummings' performance, but he also makes it his own. He really gets some good fun lines here and there.
While Bristow's take seems quite similar to Cummings, Mike Pollock's take seems to be taking cues from Long John Baldry's performance. His performance is just excellent and he does seem to be having fun.
So yeah, I really can't rank these guys 'cause it would be a disservice to all of their performances, however, I will pick one of them and that is Long John Baldry. All of them do good, but for me, Baldry IS Robotnik. go to »
For example, Adam West and William Shatner recorded all of their lines in Batman vs. Two-Face separately, but thanks to the help of the director and their own imagination, and yet their chemistry during the flick is excellent.
Another example is Jaleel White as Sonic. He had to record all of his lines without the other actors and yet, the way he interacts with them still feels so natural. go to »
@Fairfieldfencer I dunno about that. Their performances in the 90's were fantastic, but IMO, they just don't feel as great (even in Justice League Action, where I feel they're slightly better than in other projects, they don't seem to have that energy and edge they had before).
And I know that there are actors that aren't accustomed to VO, but the director's job is to make them comfortable and guide them. go to »
I saw Batman vs. Two-Face yesterday, and honestly, changing my vote to William Shatner once he's added.
Like Moll, Shatner makes Harvey affable, smooth and sophisticated, and when he's Two-Face, he adds a very cool rasp that reminds me of Bill Martin's Samhaine at times. He handles the duality perfectly, and even though it seems they recorded separately, both Shatner and Adam West have great chemistry with each other. go to »
For me, it's a tie between Brock Peters and James Earl Jones.
Brock Peters is the voice I imagine coming from Vader when I read the Marvel Star Wars comics. Because this is radio, Peters has to act and make the character move just by using his voice, which has always been the purpose of voice acting. His voice has a great commanding presence and his performance is top notch.
James Earl Jones does a good job as well. His voice does have tons of presence and his delivery is solid. He is just iconic in the role.
Phil LaMarr is hilarious in the role. He fits for what the Lego specials were going for, and he has great chemistry with Rob Paulsen's George Lucas.
Matt Sloan also sounds great in the role. He does a pretty neat impression of James Earl Jones.
Clint Bajakian also sounds pretty cool.
Scott Lawrence and Eddie Pittman are okay, but not too memorable. go to »
I feel David Fox strikes a good balance between menace and humor. His deep robotic voice sounds pretty menacing, yet there were times where he could showcase a more humorous side to the Sentinels ("What is that object???" *BOOM*).
I prefer Jim Ward in MvC 3. He's not bad in WatXM, but it seems his voice is buried under effects there. But in MvC, you can hear his voice more clearly. He does have a nice robotic sound and sounds pretty imposing.
Dan Hennessey is actually pretty enjoyable. He has a nice robotic sound to his voice.
Robin Atkin Downes also sounds pretty good.
Tom Kenny fits the SHS Sentinels pretty well and he's pretty hilarious.
Scott MacDonald doesn't sound right for me. go to »
Wally Wingert is just great as Hank Pym. He has a great intellectual sound in the role, and he does have a great sense of humor. When EMH nailed it, they did it big time, and this is one of those times.
Tom Harvey's performance falls into the "corny but charming" category. It's one of those performances that doesn't quite fit the character, yet it actually brings a smile to my face, no matter how corny it is.
Rod Wilson sounds good, but I feel he would fit Spider-Man a little bit more, 'cause he sounds a bit too young for Pym. He does deliver a good performance, though.
John Payne has a great attitude and he has a nice intellectual sound as well.
Jerry Houser sounds pretty cool and laidback while also managing to sound intellectual. I've always felt Jerry to be a pretty underrated performer and this is a good example of his work.
I also enjoyed Nolan North and Yuri Lowenthal in the role.
Greg Grunberg and the UVA don't do it for me. go to »
Susan Roman sounds exactly like I imagine Scarlet Witch to sound like. She has a really sweet voice, a neat slight accent and her delivery is solid.
Kate Higgins is also pretty good. She also has a slight accent, a soothing voice and some excellent delivery. Plus, I liked her chemistry with Liam O'Brien's Nightcrawler.
The Marvel Super Heroes cartoon performances could range from surprisingly good to extremely corny yet charming or totally unfitting. Vita Linder's Scarlet Witch falls under the surprisingly good category. I feel her take does hold up quite nicely.
Jennifer Darling has a pretty nice accent and I really love her voice and seductiveness.
Kelly Sheridan does fit the Evolution version perfectly. Scarlet Witch as a Goth chick does work surprisingly well, actually.
I also enjoyed Jennifer Hale, Tara Strong and Laura Bailey in the role.
Katherine Moffat and Stavroula Logothettis have some exaggerated accents and some pretty wonky deliveries. go to »
I always liked David Birney's take on Anakin in the Return of the Jedi radio drama. He pulls off Anakin's final moments perfectly, and his voice does sound like that of the great man Obi-Wan described in Episode IV. Just thought to mention him.
Out of the guys here, Matt Lanter is the one that clicks with me the most. He has a good commanding tone and he does sound like someone who is the best at what he does, yet you can tell that he also is conflicted deep down, although he tries not to show it.
Kirby Morrow is hilarious in the role. I love how stuck-up and childish he sounds in the role. He could pull off a more standard Anakin, but for what they were going for, it works perfectly.
Matt Levin sounds quite youthful and energetic in the role.
I'm surprised that Scott Lawrence pulled off Anakin, considering how deep he sounds as Vader. He does sound pretty good in the role.
Mat Lucas... honestly, I find him kinda bland. If he didn't have to imitate Hayden Christensen, I feel I would like him more. David Scott is unremarkable. go to »
Gale Gordon was fantastic in the old Flash Gordon radio serial. He sounds extremely heroic and confident and his delivery is solid. A nice change of pace for Gale, who was always cast as blowhards in TV and radio.
Out of the two actors here, Robert Ridgely comes the closest to Gale. He has the same confidence and commanding presence and a great deep yet youthful voice.
Lou Richards is good, but a little bit light compared to Gale and Bob. Still, not bad. go to »
My favorite here would have to be Marvin Miller. He has an incredible deep voice and his delivery is so bombastic while also adding an element of threat into the role. This is my favorite role from Miller.
Charlie Adler has a higher sounding voice, but it isn't unfitting at all. He sounds bombastic and violent. He was especially good in Marvel Heroes.
Kyle Hebert is pretty epic as well. I wish he had more material, 'cause he just sounds pretty fitting.
Tom Harvey is strange. He sounds like a strange Edward G. Robinson impression trying to pass for an alien. But I must admit, like Vita Linder's Wasp, this take does have its charm.
Neil Ross is good, but he could have been deeper. Still, not bad. Speaking of the 90's FF cartoon, really disappointed that Jess Harnell didn't speak as Super Skrull. If he used his Captain Zorax from the 1987 TMNT cartoon, he would be awesome.
I also enjoyed Greg Eagles, Mark Oliver, Earth Warren, Jim Cummings, Travis Willingham, Steve Blum and Troy Baker.
Jesse Falcon and Kevin Grevioux are forgettable. go to »
When I read Electro's lines in the old comic books, I always imagine a voice that sounds like an electric current, and for me, Tom Harvey sounds exactly like that. His take has this rasp that makes his voice sound like a current and he seems to be having a ball in the role. A great quirky performance.
Allan Melvin plays a very interesting take on Electro. In this show, Electro seems to be obsessed with video games, which I always thought was a cool approach to the character. Melvin's performance gets even better as the episode progresses and he does seem to be having tons of fun in the role.
Liam O'Brien is pretty solid, too. Although I feel he sounds a little bit too sympathetic for my taste, I do feel he did a good job nonetheless.
David Sobolov is a nice callback to Allan Melvin's take. I wish he could reprise the role someday.
Thomas F. Wilson... Biff Tannen as Electro??? Oddly enough, it works pretty well. I actually enjoy his performance quite a lot.
I also liked the performances delivered by Phil Proctor (he works for the Nazi Electro the 90's show gave us), Dale Wilson, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Crispin Freeman (although like O'Brien, he makes him too sympathetic), Kirk Thornton, Steve Blum, Christopher Daniel Barnes and Michael A. Shepperd.
Cam Clarke's take is pretty annoying and Ethan Embry sounds generic. go to »
Honestly, I like whoever played Thanos in Marvel Heroes the most. He sounds exactly how I imagine Thanos to sound like. He sounds calculating and regal. I wish we find out who this VA is soon.
Isaac C. Singleton, Jr. has improved since Avengers Assemble. He sounded better in the Guardians of the Galaxy cartoon and the Lego Avengers game. I honestly like his Lego take the most since his slow delivery there is pretty similar to that of the Marvel Heroes VA.
Jim Cummings fits the SHS version of Thanos perfectly. He is tons of fun and sounds pretty insane. Plus, I love his laugh.
Steve Blum is better in the Super Hero Squad Online game. He sounds like he's having fun there. His SHS cartoon take is unremarkable.
Andrew Jackson's voice is kinda odd, but his delivery is solid and I kinda have a nostalgic attachment to his performance.
Gary Krawford's voice is kinda light, but what really sells it for me is his incredibly theatrical performance. His acting is amazing and he seems to be having a ball in the role. I particularly love his delivery of the line "And everything I touched, DIED!!!"
The only one I don't like here is Josh Brolin. He is the opposite of Krawford's take. He has a fitting voice, but his acting is pretty awkward and he does feel extremely generic. go to »
In all honesty, I've always preferred Roger C. Carmel's take on Unicron, especially in Ghost in the Machine. I feel his voice sounds a lot more natural than Orson Welles and his delivery is pretty unnerving (especially during the "connect my head to the planet Cybertron" speech, which still makes me shiver to this day). His Grimlock's New Brain take isn't that bad, and honestly, I could see it working for Unicron before he became the Planet-Eater.
As much as I love Orson Welles due to my love for radio, I just can't give it to him here. He does sound good, but it's all done with effects and they also sped up his lines (from what Wally Burr has said at conventions), so that makes his lines feel more artificial. And honestly, the fact that he kinda wasn't that invested in the role is another turn off for me.
Blu Mankuma does sound pretty unnerving. I wish he got another crack at the role.
Matthew Yang King also works pretty well. Another one that I wish could reprise the role.
Mark Acheson is okay, but kinda unremarkable. Doesn't help that he didn't get much to work with.
John Noble, although good, feels a little bit too much like Megatronus instead of Unicron. Now, Noble as Megatronus would be great, but as Unicron, he's just adequate. go to »
Honestly, I like Jaleel White the most here. His Sonic is tons of fun (especially in the syndicated cartoon), but he could also be quite emotional as well (like in the Saturday Morning cartoon). Honestly, I still think he's the perfect Sonic overall. "IIIIII'M WAIIIIITIIIIIING!!!"
Roger Craig Smith also sounds great in the role. He has a pretty fitting voice, some nice delivery and a cool laidback attitude.
Sam Vincent sounds like a rocker Jaleel White. His singing is great and I honestly wish he got another crack at Sonic someday.
Ryan Drummond does fit well. He has a pretty fitting voice, but his delivery could sound off at times.
Jason Griffith is on the same level as Drummond: pretty good, fitting voice, but his delivery can sound off at times.
Meg Inglima and Martin Burke don't sound fitting at all. go to »
I really like Keith Ferguson the most. He sounds evil and decrepit, yet he's also pretty hilarious. Honestly, I really get a crack out of his performance.
Chris Britton is also pretty awesome. He sounds incredibly ruthless and menacing, but he also seems to be having fun in the role.
Steve Blum also fits perfectly. He has a really cool accent and a very neat decrepit sound to his voice.
Christopher Smith does sound pretty decrepit, but they deepened his voice a little bit too much. Still, his delivery is solid.
Daniel Riordan sounds good, not much else to say.
I'm sorry, but as much as I love Clancy Brown in roles like Raiden from the MK cartoon and Captain Black and Ratso in the Jackie Chan cartoon, his Mr. Sinister falls into the same trap his Lex Luthor and Captain Stacy fall into. He just doesn't do it for me. go to »
Man... this is one of the hardest VCs I've encountered. All three work perfectly in their own way.
Nigel Bennett has a really nice soothing voice and has a lot of class. He also does a great job at playing him as a manipulative villain.
Travis Willingham delivers one of his best Marvel performances here. Both his hammy and boisterous Lego take and his smooth, charming and regal Anime take fit Mastermind perfectly. He just does a great job.
Campbell Lane does work for the Evolution version perfectly, but I could see him working as a more standard take if he used a variation of his Rampage performance, but I still liked his take here.
So yeah, it's a three way tie for me. I'm gonna give a slight edge to Bennett, but he and Willingham both fit the role perfectly, while Lane does a good job for Evolution Mastermind. go to »
Honestly, despite the lighter voice, I really like Don Francks the most in this role. He just sounds so beastly, violent and, most importantly, cruel. I really enjoyed how well he plays off against Cal Dodd's Wolverine.
Mark Acheson also does a fantastic job in the role. He does sound pretty savage and cruel and I really enjoy his delivery.
Neil Kaplan sounds pretty violent and feral as well. I would love to hear him in the role again.
Travis Willingham kinda sounds like a more bombastic version of Mark Acheson's take. I really enjoy it.
Peter Lurie is actually quite enjoyable as well. I like how feral he sounds and his delivery is quite solid.
I do like all the others as well. Everyone here does a good job in their own way IMO. go to »
"I AM... APOCALYPSE!!! LOOK UPON THE FUTURE AND TREMBLE!!!"
Honestly, when I see Apocalypse, I imagine a voice that sounds ancient, yet has the proper amount of menace and ham in the performance. John Colicos does have that kind of performance, and his deep voice and imposing presence make Apocalypse a really memorable villain. And whenever he delivered his speeches, he did it with conviction. An amazing performance overall.
James Blendick's voice is a little bit lighter than Colicos', but he has the delivery and the imposing presence down pat. He's a good replacement.
David Kaye also sounds pretty cool. He sounds pretty sinister and imposing, but I feel he lacks the ancient sound that Colicos and Blendick had.
Christopher Smith is in the same level as Kaye. He sounds imposing and creepy, but once again, he lacks an ancient sound.
Lorne Kennedy works for a video game, and he does a commendable attempt at trying to sound like John Colicos, but I can't see it working outside of the kind of video games the MvC series were at the time.
Dan Hay and Richard McGonagle leave little to no impression on me. go to »
@Shaun Ince I agree. Kevin was good in the 90's, but now, he just doesn't have the energy and passion he had back then.
It's kinda the reason why I started preferring Adam West over Kevin, 'cause even after all these years, his performance was still pretty enjoyable and energetic (plus, his performance in the Super Powers Team episode "The Fear" really sold it for me). go to »
I'm really looking forward to Batman vs. Two-Face. I must say that he always delivered a great performance as Batman. He never sounded off or stilted to me. He always had that same energy, charisma and charm as he did before. go to »
@EPA Deane I don't think they're idiot plots. Superhero shows can't be serious all the time. You gotta learn to have fun with the characters and sometimes accept the fact that every single TV show has to rely on tropes.
For me, this show did deliver the promise of action, fun and adventure while also adding a lot of heart to the characters, which is something that makes me enjoy it to this day. go to »
@Garrettk41 Yeah, I heard that he was dealing with arthritis when they went into production. A shame, 'cause he would have been a great live-action Scrooge too (but Reginald Owen still did a pretty solid job in the 1938 film version). go to »
I honestly like Keith David the most as Ultimate Fury. He has a great commanding tone and a really cool voice to boot. And honestly, I could see him pulling off Classic Fury quite well too.
John Eric Bentley sounds pretty awesome as well. I really like his cool-headed attitude quite a bit.
Alex Desert sounds incredibly relaxed and cool-headed, and yet he does have a good amount of authority in his voice. So yeah, he's pretty solid too.
Chi McBride has an awesome deep voice and he has a great commanding tone and quite a bit of warmth. Another solid fit.
Khary Payton has a great authoritative voice and I really like his delivery. I would love to hear him again in the role.
I also enjoyed Dave Fennoy, Kevin Michael Richardson, Samuel L. Jackson and Phil LaMarr in the role.
Andre Ware and Dean Redman just don't leave a big impression on me.
Honestly, my ideal voice for Classic Fury is Richard Crenna (Trautman in the Rambo saga), and out of all the actors playing Classic Fury, Jack Angel sounds the closest to him. I really think he has a great authoritative tone and his badass voice fits perfectly.
Philip Abbott also has a cool voice and a great commanding tone, but there are times where he can sound kinda soft. Still, he's a solid fit and his delivery is great.
Jim Byrnes also sounds pretty cool. He does have a great authoritative tone and he sounds pretty badass.
Scottie Ray sounds good, but he's a tad bit too young in the role. Still, not bad.
David Kaye is also pretty solid. He has a great commanding tone and good delivery.
Scott MacDonald and Marc Graue also do good jobs as Classic Fury.
Mark Gibbon sounds more fitting for Cable than Fury. go to »
John DiMaggio's slow delivery is pretty unsettling. It sounds like a guy who means business and won't tolerate any nonsense from anyone. The slow delivery could be a turn off for me, but DiMaggio does make it work. Third place. go to »
Honestly, these guys have potential in the role, but they got given a radically different Wolverine. Out of these two, I prefer Pat Pinney over Bill Callaway (who played him in Spider-Friends). Pat at least was in character and really made me chuckle at times with how outrageously corny his voice was (although when he does some yelling, he sounds cool). Bill Callaway I think should have done a more stoic and angrier Aquaman, but in the end, it's an Aussie Beachhead. And he plays him too nice, which is kinda unfitting.
I really think Steve Blum is the best as the standard version of Wolverine. His gruffness is great and he nails the stubborness and hardass nature of the character.
Cal Dodd was the first guy to get the right Wolverine to work with, and you know what, I think his performance still holds up pretty nicely. He's just so enjoyable and extremely badass in the role.
Scott McNeil sounds pretty epic in the role. Then again, Scott very rarely disappoints me. He sounds fittingly gruff and badass.
Mark Hamill sounds pretty awesome, actually. This is a good showing of his range. He sounds like a hardass who has seen a lot in his life.
Mark Acheson sounds pretty badass as well. He's played both Wolverine and Sabretooth and was good as both!!!
I also liked Tony Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Hugh Jackman, Brian Drummond, Marc Thompson and Kevin Michael Richardson in the role.
The only ones I don't like here are Jeffrey Hedquist and Milo Ventimiglia. Hedquist is too subdued and Ventimiglia sounds too young and his delivery is kinda off. go to »
Her voice may have aged since the 60's, but I still felt she sounded purrrr-fect as Catwoman in Return of the Caped Crusaders. She still had that same energy as before and she still cracked me up. go to »
I never was big on the 90's Superman cartoon, since I always felt it was a big stepdown compared to the 90's Batman cartoon, but Joseph was one of the best things of the show. I really enjoyed him as Turpin. He was the only recurring character that I liked, and when he was killed, it was extremely disappointing for me. go to »
For me, he is the definitive voice of Spider-Man. He nails the sarcasm and sense of humor, and the fact that he differentiates his Peter and Spidey voices is an added bonus. I also liked him as the Vulture, Ox, Dr. Curt Conner, Happy Hogan and Hermey the Elf. go to »
Maurice LaMarche does a really good job at delivering his own take on this charismatic candymaker. He's tons of fun and I think he could pull off a version closer to the book character.
James Arnold Taylor and John Paul Karliak both do good with their respective takes, but they do have some problems.
Taylor is doing a Johnny Depp impression, and I've never been fond of Depp's take. Although I must say that I think Taylor is a little bit better than Depp 'cause he doesn't feel as creepy as Depp played him.
Karliak is doing a Gene Wilder impression, and even though he has some solid delivery and his singing is spot on, he lacks the most important element that Wilder had: his unpredictable delivery. Whenever Wilder played Wonka, he always had this tendency to deliver lines in a way that awed us, and I feel that Karliak lacks that unpredictability. go to »
I really liked Jess Harnell's portrayal in The Last Knight a whole lot. I'm glad that we finally got to hear Barricade speak calmly, whereas in the first flick, he was just yelling. Jess sounds pretty awesome and badass in there.
Steve Blum is the closest to my ideal voice for Barricade, which would be Kurtwood Smith. He does sound slimy and aggressive.
Keith David sounds cool, but I honestly wish they didn't pitch it down too much. Luckily, in the DS version, his recordings weren't pitch shifted and I really felt he sounded pretty nice.
The UVA is actually pretty boss too. He has a really nice deceptive tone, which fits the character.
Bronco D. Jackson is decent, but a little bit generic.
Honestly, it saddens me that Frank Welker's take is mainly the result of editing goofs (the same thing happened with the last few lines Barricade had in TLK), 'cause I could see him being pretty good. It seems that they just had Frank provide the voice of a drone, but they slapped it into Barricade in both DOTM and TLK. go to »
Even to this day, I think he was just perfect as Brainiac, making him sound cold, calculating and, most importantly, threatening. This is the voice I imagine coming from all comic book incarnations of Brainiac. It also helps that he played both the regular humanoid Brainiac, and the Terminator-esque version (which is my favorite design for the character).
I also enjoyed him as Gorilla Grodd, Quasimodo, Perry White, Superstein (from the 70's Plastic Man cartoon) and Snakebite (from the Rambo cartoon). go to »
@Shaun Ince Yeah. I've always felt radio is an underrated medium. I've heard a lot of radio shows (both old and new) and a lot of them are excellently performed and allow you to use your imagination.
The Superman radio show in particular is one of my favorites. There were some story arcs that weren't really that engaging at times, but some others (like the Atom Man saga and some of the crossovers with Batman) that really were masterful with both the action and the suspense. But even in the weakest arcs, the VAs always delivered 110% in their performance. go to »
Just as Ian Corlett's Alucard, I feel Garry Chalk could pull off a more game accurate Dracula if given the chance. Nonetheless, he manages to be quite hilarious and he does have a great amount of ham. "OUT OF MY CASTLE, YOU DEADBEAT!!!"
Patrick Seitz is pretty good. He is close to what I think Garry would do if he reprised the role. He has a good amount of ham and presence in the role.
Graham McTavish is just amazing in the role. He has a great foreboding tone and I love his delivery. It has a great amount of ham as well as menace.
Michael G is pretty good. It's just a really enjoyable hammy performance.
Douglas Rye sounds really sinister and foreboding in the role. I really like his take.
I really liked Ronald Liss' take on the Superman radio show the most. I really think he fits the original Bob Kane design perfectly, and he sounds pretty youthful and energetic.
Out of the guys in this particular VC, I prefer Burt Ward the most. I really felt he was pretty youthful, energetic and he also had great comedic timing. What's even better is that even in Return of the Caped Crusaders, his voice still sounds like it did in the 60's and 70's.
Next is Loren Lester. He also has a great amount of energy and a great sense of humor, and he also adds a lot of emotional depth into the role.
Next one is Casey Kasem. He has played the role the most and he really did a good job at it. He had great chemistry with both Adam West and Olan Soule and he had the same charm as Ward. Also, his performance in the Super Powers Team episode The Fear made me think that Casey could have been a pretty good Nightwing.
Michael Cera's take is really different, but also really refreshing and enjoyable. I really liked his energy and enthusiasm, and he really makes Robin quite likeable and endearing.
I also enjoyed Brianne Siddall, Scott Menville (more for his performance in Teen Titans Go! 'cause I found his 2003 take just too brooding), Jason Marsden, Grey DeLisle, Crawford Wilson, Jeremy Shada, Jesse McCartney, Josh Keaton and Johnny Yong Bosch in the role.
Evan Sabara and Shane Haboucha don't leave a big impression on me. go to »
I honestly prefer Wally Wingert's take in Return of the Caped Crusaders over his Arkham take. He did a perfect impression of Frank Gorshin. He nailed the manic energy and Gorshin's energetic laugh. Honestly, I prefer Riddler as he was depicted in the 60's live-action show, and Wally does a great job at that.
I always enjoy John Glover in stuff, and this is no exception. I really felt he had a lot of energy and I loved the more flamboyant tone he gave to the Riddler.
Conan O'Brien really needs to reprise the role. He had one line, and I really want more!!! Honestly, he's a great choice.
Before Wingert's take in Return of the Caped Crusaders, the closest we got to Frank Gorshin reprising the role was Michael Bell's take. And honestly, he still is pretty enjoyable as the Riddler. He just seems to be having a lot of fun in the role, and I would like to hear him again.
Roger Craig Smith is also pretty awesome. He seems to be having fun in the role, giving a good flamboyant tone and giving it a good amount of energy.
I also enjoyed Robert Englund, John Michael Higgins, Dave Franco, Rob Paulsen, Jason Spisak and Weird Al Yankovic in the role.
Shannon McCormick, Matthew Gray Gubler and Steve Staley are kinda meh.
Ted Knight's take is more of a guilty pleasure for me. He has some really stiff delivery, to the point where it becomes laughable and charming at the same time. A so-bad-it's-good performance. go to »
I really like Diane Pershing the most in this role. I really feel she nailed the character, making her sound quite seductive, yet really deceptive.
Riki Lindhome is also pretty good despite the little material she gets. She is fun and she does sound fittingly seductive.
Natasha Leggero also manages to find a good balance between seductiveness and fun. Her take is pretty enjoyable.
Tasia Valenza is also pretty good, though there are times where I felt she overdid it with the seductiveness (to the point where she doesn't sound as natural as Diane). Still, she does a pretty solid job.
Tara Strong is also pretty good. She's funny, seductive and really deceptive. Her delivery can get a little wonky at times, but she works really well.
I also liked Jennifer Hale, Vanessa Marshall, Alyssa Milano, Laura Bailey and Fryda Wolff in the role.
Cyndi Williams has an epic voice, but I'm not really sold on her delivery. She's kinda forcing the ham. go to »
@EPA Deane Personally, I disagree. I feel Troy and Cameron have a little bit more acting range without sounding inconsistent.
You have to understand that everybody has a different opinion about performances. I don't agree with the crowd most of the time ('cause I have a different kind of mindset and I always look for a performance closer to the ones from the old days of radio, which for me, are still some of the best performances there are), so you should try and accept that. go to »
I really enjoyed Dick Ryal's take the most. His voice has a sort of frosty/shaky sound (that you can hear in this clip when he says "I'll start the wo-o-orld's next ice age!!!") that I really find appealing and he really seems to have fun in the roles.
C. Thomas Howell is much better as Captain Cold than he was as Reverse Flash IMO. I honestly enjoy his performance. Kinda reminds me of Wentworth Miller's take, especially in delivery.
Alan Tudyk also sounds pretty cool. I wish he had more material, 'cause he really sounds enjoyable.
Steve Blum is really having a blast in the role. I love his sassy attitude, makes him even more hilarious.
Lex Lang is also pretty enjoyable.
I also liked James Arnold Taylor, Danny Jacobs, Corey Burton and Kevin Michael Richardson in the role.
Michael J. Gough, Ryan Wickerham and Gideon Emery just don't leave a big impression on me. go to »
Stanley Ross is my favorite out of all these guys. He makes a great balance between the beastly sound and the intellectual sound, and I really feel that he sounded pretty menacing. I prefer him as Brainiac, but he was just as perfect as Grodd.
Next is David Sobolov. Honestly, I've always wanted Sobolov as Brainiac, and once I heard that he played Grodd, it was pretty close to my dream coming true. I haven't heard his more intellectual Grodd yet, but I really think he nailed it, just as he nailed the beastly side.
Charles Halford sounds pretty good, but I honestly wish he had less effects. Still, not bad.
Honestly, Ike Amadi kinda cracks me up. He really seems to be having fun with his more bombastic take on Grodd. If he was able to reprise, I think he could make him sound more savage.
Neil Kaplan's emulation of Stanley Ross is pretty awesome, but I think he has to practice on the snarl. Still, not bad.
I also enjoyed John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr, Travis Willingham and Kevin Michael Richardson in the role.
Powers Boothe and Jens Andersen are the only ones that don't do it for me. Boothe is just not savage enough and Andersen doesn't sound that great. go to »
I always felt he was perfect as the ever lovin' Thing!!! He had a really nice gruff voice and an excellent sense of humor, perfect for the character, and yet, he also nailed the moments where the Thing shows his sadness due to his appearance.
I also enjoyed him as Bombur, Elrond, Heap O'Calorie, Go Go Gomez, John Lennon, George Harrison, Uatu the Watcher and Evil Star. go to »
He is a really enjoyable VA. My favorite role from him would have to be Demitri Maximoff. Yes, the Darkstalkers cartoon wasn't that great, but Mike really stole the show. He was absolutely enjoyable and he seemed to be having a ball every time Demitri was in.
I also enjoyed him as Dirt Boss, Crosswise, Primus, Sabretooth, Carnage, the Grey Hulk, Guile, Zangief, the Eggplant Wizard, Bizarro and Big Bear (in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon).
Also, he's my ideal choice to play Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime. go to »
Man, kinda disappointed that he didn't get another chance to play a more darker Batman like he did in the Super Powers cartoons.
Honestly, I think he was actually a better Batman than Kevin Conroy. Adam was the whole package. He could be a really goofy, bombastic, Batusi dancing crimefighter, or a tormented avenger with his own demons deep down.
You will always be remembered, and for me, you'll always be the definitive Batman along with Matt Crowley, and the voice I imagine whenever I read the 70's and 80's comics drawn by Neal Adams and Jim Aparo. go to »
A wonderful dialect master from the old radio days.
I really enjoyed hearing him as the bumbling Sgt. Gonzales in the Filmation Zorro cartoon. It was pretty interesting to see him there, especially since he played Corporal Reyes in the 50's live-action Zorro TV show.
I also enjoyed his brief part as a crook in an episode of the 50's Superman show. go to »
Honestly, Robert Englund disappointed me. I expected him to go full-on Freddy Krueger and do something closer to Henry Polic II and Andre Stojka. But instead, he just plays him too subdued for my taste.
It's not a bad performance, but like John, Dee, Corey and Dino, he just doesn't balance it well.
If he played him more like Freddy, Henry and Andre would have some serious competition in my book. go to »
Jeffrey Combs is an extremely awesome Brainiac. He sounds pretty menacing, yet you can tell he's having fun in the role as well. Honestly, I would have preferred to have Jeffrey as Brainiac in the DCAU cartoons instead of Corey Burton (even though his Static Shock take was really awesome).
Part of me still wishes that David Sobolov had been cast as Brainiac, since he's someone I've been wanting in the role for ages, but I'm really pleased with Jeffrey.
He's my fifth favorite, right in-between Ted Cassidy and Dee Bradley Baker. go to »
@Galactic_Cyrus Rolston isn't as boring as Perlman. I feel that Rolston and the other ones I like (Miguel Ferrer included), have more acting and emotional range, whereas Perlman seems to be delivering every line the same exact way. Just hearing Perlman's Slade literally puts me to sleep. And in FP, Perlman just gets too little material and his delivery is kinda off. go to »
I honestly like Mark Rolston the most. He really sounds threatening and he has a really cool smug tone. Plus, he adds a whole lot of energy into his performance.
J.G. Hertzler is perfect for an older Deathstroke. He has a really cool sort of drawl in his delivery, and he does sound like someone you shouldn't mess with while also being incredibly smooth.
Patrick Seitz also sounds pretty awesome in the role. He's quite badass and enjoyably smug in the role.
Wentworth Miller is also pretty badass, and his taunting attitude is really cool.
Fred Tatasciore also sounds quite great. He has a really cool smug tone and could sound pretty threatening.
I also enjoyed Robin Atkin Downes, John DiMaggio and Miguel Ferrer in the role. They are also really badass and enjoyable in the role. I would have honestly preferred Miguel to play the role instead of Ron Perlman, but even then, this was a great final performance before his passing.
Ron Perlman, Tracy W. Bush and Thomas Gibson honestly don't do it for me. I mean, I love Ron Perlman, he's a good actor, but his Deathstroke is one of his weakest roles IMO. One of those roles where he wasn't really used well, and really left a bad impression on me. Bush and Gibson are on the same level as Ron: they kinda bore me. go to »
Honestly, whenever I see Jack Kirby's drawings of Darkseid, I always imagine Frank Welker's voice coming out of it. Frank delivers a pretty foreboding performance. His decrepit voice just fits Jack Kirby's design perfectly and honestly, he really made Darkseid a threat to be reckoned with.
The only one in Frank's league IMO is Michael Leon Wooley. He also sounds quite decrepit and sinister in the role, and like Frank, I like that he differed his Darkseid and Kalibak voices from each other. Honestly, I'm glad Wooley reprised the role in Injustice 2, 'cause he really delivers a chilling performance.
Perry Brown doesn't get much to work with, but I really think he did a great job as Darkseid. A little bombastic, but pretty good nonetheless.
David Sobolov is also incredibly menacing. I really like his delivery and his voice does have a great decrepit sound which fits perfectly.
With the effects, Weird Al Yankovic works pretty well. He's pretty hilarious and it gets even more ridiculous when his normal voice is revealed. So yeah, it works for what they were going for.
Michael Ironside, Kevin Michael Richardson, Steve Blum and Tony Todd are pretty disappointing for me. As much as I love Michael Ironside's work, I honestly feel he was miscast as Darkseid. He just sounds too light and I think he would fit Kalibak much more. Richardson sounds too nice, and honestly, I was expecting something more Darth Vader-esque. Steve could have worked if he used one of his deeper voices, but it's just his normal voice drowned in effects. Todd is a good casting choice, but his delivery can get pretty awkward. Of all these guys, I think Todd is better, 'cause at least he's fun to listen to.
Andre Braugher and the UVA have the right idea, but their deliveries are not that solid. go to »
I honestly liked Joan Gerber the most (she played Giganta in one of the SuperFriends: The Lost Episodes shorts). She not only sounded fittingly tough, but she also sounded quite sultry and feminine at the same time.
Second would have to be Erica Luttrell. I really think she's tons of fun and she does fit Giganta quite well.
Ruth Forman is a little bit too macho, but she works well enough. She also added quite a bit of menace into her performance.
Jennifer Hale sounds too light for someone like Giganta. It's pretty much the opposite of Ruth: sounds too sultry, yet lacks toughness and menace. Honestly, she disappointed me, 'cause I know she can do better.
Louise Williams fits a younger Giganta pretty well, but I can't really see her as the traditional version.
Grey DeLisle is pretty cool, but I honestly feel that she and Jennifer would switch roles, 'cause Grey seems to fit traditional Giganta much better.
Lana Lesley and April Winchell are kinda awkward. go to »
I really liked Janet Waldo the most in the role. She had a great husky voice and a really youthful and playful attitude that really made me enjoy her performance.
Next would have to be Maria Canals. She actually sounds pretty similar to Janet, and her performance has quite a bit of energy. There were times where she wouldn't sound right, but most of the time, she did great.
Shannon Farnon I think did better as Hawkgirl than Wonder Woman (even though I still like her Wondy). She has a really nice tough gal sound and I think the macho attitude fits Hawkgirl well.
Jennifer Hale also delivers a great performance. She is quite playful at times, but she could also be pretty aggressive.
Collette Whittaker is quite energetic and spunky. She's another great fit for the role.
Nika Futterman also sounds cool. She really seems to be having tons of fun in the role and her youthful attitude is great.
I forgot about Shannon Farnon and Marlene Aragon in the classic SuperFriends cartoons. They both did good, but Marlene was the better of the two. I'll put Marlene right in-between Jennifer and Shelley, and Shannon in-between Shelley and Swoosie.
Also, I like Helen Slater's performance, but she sounds a tad bit too young for a standard version. But she works perfectly for a younger Ma Kent. go to »
Honestly, I wish he could reprise Breakaway someday. He had only one line in the game itself, but he had a bit more in the multiplayer matches, and he sounds almost exactly like my ideal Breakaway voice, which would be Jerry Houser. He sounded youthful and energetic, and despite limited material, he really was an improvement over Andrew Kishino (who still did a pretty terrific job in the role as well).
I also enjoyed him a lot as Fishface. Such an enjoyable performance and a true standout from the 2012 TMNT cartoon. go to »
My favorite role from him would have to be Gripper in the Rambo cartoon. He had a really great accent and his performance was always enjoyable, making this ruthless warrior with a claw hand come to life.
I also enjoyed him as Clayface, Sweet Tooth, Mr. Freeze and Jerkface. go to »
I really loved his guest roles in the Gunsmoke radio show as well as in the CBS Radio Workshop.
My favorite animation role from him is the Silver Surfer. His voice was perfect for the Herald of Galactus, making him sound loyal to his master, yet also adding a lot of nobility and warmth. Honestly, whenever I read the old Galactus trilogy, I imagine Vic as the Surfer.
I also enjoyed him as the Control Voice from the Outer Limits, the Red Ghost, Professor Gamma, Hawkman, Thor and he was a pretty solid first voice for Sinestro in the earlier episodes of Challenge of the SuperFriends. go to »
I really loved him as Warpath, Beachcomber, Seaspray, Breakdown, Skeletor (I really could see him doing a Frank Langella-esque take as well), Cringer/Battlecat, Man-At-Arms, Alfred Pennyworth, Gentleman Ghost, Dr. Hans Zarkov, Ming the Merciless, Uncle Dudley, Dr. Sivana, Mr. Mind, Mr. Tawny, Buzz-Off, Mer-Man, Colonel Samuel Trautman (he really sounded pretty similar to Richard Crenna), the Blob, Jonathan Kent, Uatu the Watcher and Firelord. go to »
@huzaifa_ahmed Well, I really like him. He has a great imposing presence and he does sound like he's having fun, both as Jason and Etrigan. And like Zane, Baker and Weiss, he does add a difference between his Jason and Etrigan voices, so that's a plus.
I think I might change my vote for him once he gets added. go to »
I really like Jack Angel the most. I'm surprised at how youthful he sounds. Jack is one of those VAs with a pretty distinctive voice, and yet, he manages to conceal it quite well here. He really fits Barry Allen to a tee.
Charlie Schlatter also does a great job as Barry. His energetic and fast delivery really is enjoyable. Another solid fit for the scarlet speedster.
Bill Callaway (who played Flash in the first episode of Challenge of the SuperFriends) is also quite good. Yeah, it may be just his Aquaman voice, but it does fit quite well. I prefer him as Aquaman, but he's a really solid Flash too.
Grant Gustin is actually kinda cool. Not as great as he is on the Flash show (from what I remember), but it's still a really solid voiceover debut.
Barney Phillips (who played Flash in The All-New SuperFriends Hour) has a pretty deep voice, but his performance is pretty good. It has the right energy and I really like it despite the ill-fitting voice.
I've also enjoyed Alan Tudyk, Taliesin Jaffe, James Arnold Taylor, George Eads, Eric Bauza, Michael Rosenbaum, Neal McDonough, Jason Spisak and Yuri Lowenthal in the role.
Neil Patrick Harris, Dwight Schultz, Justin Chambers and Christopher Gorham either don't leave a big impression on me, or they feel completely off. Schultz is a sad case, 'cause he was given the wrong Flash (I really think this could make for a pretty awesome Jay Garrick).
Ray Owens and Ted Knight sadly don't hold up all that well. Out of the two, I prefer Owens, 'cause despite the inconsistent voice, he does have some good delivery. Knight had a more consistent voice, but his delivery was kinda stiff at times. go to »
I really liked her as Officer Lewis in the RoboCop cartoon. She sounded quite similar to Nancy Allen (albeit slightly higher) and really delivered a nice performance. I also liked her chemistry with Dan Hennessey's Robo.
I also liked her as the Scarlett Witch and Callisto. go to »
Along with Noel Neill, Joan is my one of my top favorite Lois Lane performers, making Lois both a tough cookie without sounding cynical or going overboard with the hostility, as well as a really relatable character. She also had some pretty nice range, I once heard her playing a young girl in the Superman radio show.
I also enjoyed her as Jane Hogan and the female agent in the Superman shorts, as well as the Lois Lane double Dixie LaMarr in the Superman radio show saga "Dr. Blythe's Confidence Gang". go to »
He was pretty awesome as Mr. Freeze, Hiawatha Smith in Spider-Friends and the Ancient One, but my favorite role from him would have to be General Warhawk in the Rambo cartoon. It was a nice out-of-the-box role for him, and he really does well as the authoritative and ruthless dictator of the evil forces of S.A.V.A.G.E. go to »
I actually like Victoria Carroll the most. I really like her husky voice and her delivery is quite solid. She sounds tough and seductive at the same time. She also has some good chemistry with Bob Holt's Hulk.
Cree Summer has a lighter but still soothing voice and some really solid delivery. She also makes her quite likeable.
Lisa Zane kinda overacts at times, but she still is quite solid. She does go overboard with the seductive side, but she isn't bad. I quite like her.
Mary Faber sounds pretty good in the role. I would love to hear her in the role again.
Maria Canals sounds pretty fitting. She has a really nice husky sounding voice and pretty energetic delivery.
I also like Alicia Coppola, Grey DeLisle, Eliza Dushku and Misty Lee in the role.
Rebecca Shoichet and Katee Sackhoff are the only ones that don't leave a big impression on me. go to »
Robert Hays is my favorite here. I really like the confident, badass tone, but I also like the fact that he also adds an intellectual sound at the right times. His voice also has a nice heroic feel to it. Honestly, I always felt he did a pretty good job with Iron Man.
I like Marc Worden a lot, too. He also has the confidence and badass attitude that Iron Man should have. Overall, he just delivers another fine performance.
Eric Loomis does have a nice intellectual vibe while also sounding quite badass in the role. Another standout performance.
Adrian Pasdar has a pretty cool voice and delivery. He may not sound as intellectual as the previous performers, but I really think he does a good job.
John Vernon's take is one of those performances from the 1966 Marvel Super Heroes cartoon that holds up quite nicely to this day. I really like his deep voice and he does sound quite badass. He kinda reminds me of Robert Ridgely at times.
I also like Francis Diakowsky, Chris Britton, David Kaye, John Cygan, Stephen Stanton, Crispin Freeman, Tom Kenny, Jason Griffith, Chris Cox, Nolan North, Matthew Mercer and Kirby Morrow in the role.
Tom Kane, Adrian Petriw and Mick Wingert just don't leave a big impression on me. go to »
Lou Ferrigno does a commendable job as the Hulk. It's pretty surprising that he got the chance to lend his voice in later projects, whereas in the 70's TV show, the Hulk's roars were always provided by Ted Cassidy and Charles Napier. But still, Ferrigno does nail the anger and the sweetness, making him just as endearing and emotional as he was in live-action.
Next place would have to go to Bob Holt. Honestly, this is the voice I imagine whenever I read a Hulk comic. He nails the power and the rage, and those roars he provided are so epic. Honestly, Holt was a pretty underrated actor and this is my favorite role from him.
Peter Cullen works perfectly for a more lighthearted take. He really does a good job at sounding imposing and savage, even if he tends to sound goofy at times.
Fred Tatasciore is really good as the Hulk, but there are times where he can sound kinda unnatural. Still, he does seem to be channeling Bob Holt quite well, despite the unnatural sound of his voice at times.
Max Ferguson works quite well for the Hulk's earlier appearances. He sounds more like a Universal monster, but that's how the Hulk was written back then.
I also enjoyed Ron Perlman, Andrew Jackson (mainly for nostalgia), Peter Lurie, Travis Willingham, Rick D. Wasserman and Michael Dobson in the role.
I'm not big on Ang Lee, Mark Gibbon and John Cena's takes. Lee sounds kinda weird, Gibbon sounds pretty unnatural most of the time and Cena is pretty disappointing (he could work under better direction, though). go to »
Man, Daws Butler does a good job at sounding like a kid yet being quite recognizable at the same time. It sounds almost exactly like a character he played in one of Stan Freberg's satirical recordings and that just brings a smile to my face. Overall, good showcase of range from Butler.
Tom Kenny does a good job at emulating Butler. I think out of the replacements, he's the best overall.
Trevor Devall is quite good, but it sounds as if he needs a little bit more time in the role.
Patric Zimmerman is kinda off at times, but his attempt is not all that bad.
Personally, I've never been a fan of Judy. Like Janet Waldo once said, the character really isn't very broad compared to some other characters she had played over the years (like Princess from Battle of the Planets, Corliss Archer and Lady Dorma), and I have to agree.
However, Janet still did a good job at giving Judy the right amount of energy and youthfulness, and obviously, giving her trademark likeable charm she always had in all of her roles despite the fact that Judy is quite possibly the lamest character in the Jetsons.
B.J. Ward is next. I really love her singing. She seems to have the same energy as Janet and I wouldn't mind to hear her again.
I never expected Danica McKellar to be so good in this role. I love her energy and honestly, if they ever did a new Corliss Archer show, I would love to hear Danica as Corliss.
Tiffany is not as bad as I originally expected to be, but she still isn't that impressive either. Her singing, however, is quite great. go to »
Once again, I'm not big on the DCAU Superman cartoon, but she was one of the few casting choices I liked. Her Supergirl is so innocent and likeable, and I really felt she delivered a solid performance. She kinda reminds me of Helen Slater's Supergirl at times, which is nice 'cause I love Helen's Supergirl. go to »
A really underrated performer that was taken too soon from us.
Wreck-Gar is my favorite performance from him. He really nailed the character. He did near flawless impressions of Desi Arnaz's Ricky Ricardo, John Hamilton's Perry White, Jack Larson's Jimmy Olsen, DeForest Kelley's Bones McCoy and Vic Perrin's Control Voice.
I also loved his C-3PO in the Star Wars Trilogy Arcade coin-op. He sounds quite close to Anthony Daniels. If he added a little bit of a bellowing tone, it would have made a pretty cool Frank Nelson impression. go to »
Really enjoyable as Sonny Corleone. His voice may have aged since the 70's, when he played the role in live-action, but he still delivered an energetic performance, fitting for the hotheaded member of the Corleone family. go to »
@GreenGoblin75 Because some of the others kinda lack sense of humor or play the part too seriously. IMO Superman should be warm, charismatic, authoritative and friendly at the same time, and I honestly feel that the modern versions don't really manage to display all of these traits, whereas the radio show and the 50's TV show gives us a Superman that is more down-to-earth, relatable as well as funny. go to »
Recently rewatched the Seinfeld/Superman American Express commercials and I must say that Patrick Warburton is a much better Superman than most of the modern actors (though Jason J. Lewis and Christopher McDonald are still better than him IMO). He doesn't quite make it to my top 5, but he's really that close. I think he should reprise the role someday. go to »
My favorite role from him would have to be Kraang Sub-Prime. I honestly felt that he did a good job in making Sub-Prime both intellectual and exceedingly funny and off-the-wall.
His Mr. Mxyzptlk is one of the highlights of the 90's Superman cartoon (which as you know, I'm not really a fan of). I just wish Mxy was used more often, 'cause Gottfried is just as enjoyable as he's always been.
I've also enjoyed his live-action role of Nick Knack in the 80's Superboy TV show and his brief but hilarious appearance in Beverly Hills Cop II. go to »
As I said before, I'm not fond of the DCAU Superman cartoon, but Brion really delivered one of the best performances there as Parasite. He was extremely enjoyable and I love how he could sound both slimy and insane. go to »
To this day, he still is one of the definitive Scarecrow voices for me (along with Andre Stojka). His performance was amazing, managing to make the Scarecrow a pretty dramatic threat while also making Professor Crane a weaselly coward deep down . go to »
I really liked Jason J. Lewis the most as Carmine Falcone. His performance kinda reminds me of the type of crime boss that would appear in the 1950s Superman TV show (just like Brian Bloom's Black Mask). So yeah, I'm a sucker for old timey-esque performances and this is no exception.
Next would have to be the late Jon Polito. I've seen a clip of him playing the role, and he totally owns it. He doesn't have the cool headed attitude that Jason had, but he makes up for that with a good amount of menace.
I love Alex Rocco's take on the character as well. Only problem is that his voice can sound a little bit hoarse at times.
Richard McGonagle does good in calmer moments, but when he has more intense moments, he tends to have the same problem as Rocco, sounding quite hoarse and unnatural at times. Plus, I kinda think he would fit Rupert Thorne much better, but he does work as Falcone.
Tom Wilkinson does pretty good in the role, but unlike the others, he just isn't that memorable. go to »
He truly was one of the greatest comedians in the 20th Century. I still listen his radio show and watch his TV show, and they still make me laugh to this day. He truly was the best "butt of all jokes". go to »
@GreenGoblin75 I really enjoyed her take. Unfortunately, like most of the other villains, Clayface didn't do much in the flick, so Kate doesn't get much to work with, but she really did well with what little she got. go to »
Oh, and I forgot about this, but despite limited material, Jason Mantzoukas does a pretty fantastic job in making the Scarecrow a fun creepy character. He's third place for me. Also, switching Don Messick and Jeffrey Combs around.
I also forgot to talk about Ted Knight. His voice would fit the Joker really well, but it doesn't work for the Scarecrow. go to »
I must say that whenever I see the Scarecrow design in the Batman comic books (especially in comics drawn by Neal Adams and Jim Aparo), I always imagine the Scarecrow being quite creepy yet hammy enough to be fun and the only ones that manage to find the balance are Henry Polic II and Andre Stojka.
Henry Polic II has a really great voice and his hammy delivery really works well in the role. He can be quite threatening and foreboding yet he also made Professor Crane quite the pathetic weasel deep down.
Andre Stojka has a great raspy voice and a fantastic delivery as well. He also has a really great mischievous laugh. I really liked how well the Scarecrow was used in this episode and it was the very first time we got a Scarecrow that could be a credible threat to Batman. I also like how Stojka made Crane a very intellectual and cool headed man who really is a cowardly weasel deep down.
Jeffrey Combs does sound quite creepy and whispery, but he lacks ham. His Rise of Sin Tzu performance is a little bit better, but I still feel he lacks a little bit of an over-the-top edge.
Don Messick has a great whispery voice, and he is tons of fun in the role, but I never felt threatened by his version. So yeah, it's a great hammy performance, but not creepy enough.
I have the same case with John Noble as I have with Jeffrey Combs. He does sound fittingly creepy and foreboding, but he needs more energy.
I like Dee Bradley Baker, Corey Burton and Dino Andrade in the role, but their attempts at trying to balance ham and creepiness just don't sit right with me. I still like their takes, though.
Cillian Murphy, Christopher S. Field, Brian Silva and Brian T. Delaney really don't leave a big impression on me.
Honorable mention: James Goode (BBC DC radio dramas) go to »
Patrick Seitz does sound pretty good from what I could make out. Wouldn't mind a reprisal.
Also, I must say that after watching the Lego Batman Movie, I think Will Arnett is much better than Kevin Conroy. He is quite hilarious as he was in the Lego Movie, but he also manages to do a little bit more with the role. Bumping him up and putting him in-between Adam West and Conroy. go to »
I like Michael Rye the most in here. He actually sounds pretty intimidating and foreboding (thanks to the overall dark atmosphere of the episode). I also think Mike could have pulled off the older, frightened Chill quite well if he used a variation of his Stillwell voice. Whenever I read the origin story as done by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, I always imagine Mike's voice coming out of Chill.
Glenn Wrage does remind me of Mike at times. He does sound violent and menacing, but I can't picture him pulling off the older Chill who is haunted by his own past.
Peter Onorati works for the older and scared Joe Chill, but I just can't picture him pulling off the classic mugging scene as well as Mike and Glenn.
Jarion Monroe's voice is kinda light, but his delivery is solid. Not much else to say.
Kevin Conroy is the only stinker here. His voice is too light and his delivery is kinda weak.
Honorable mention: Eric Meyers (BBC DC radio dramas) go to »
I honestly think this is the best Batman movie we've had since the 66 and 89 ones. I really like the humor, it also has great action and some really sweet moments.
I personally think Will Arnett and Zack Galifianakis are better than Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as Batman and the Joker, respectively. They stay true to the essence of the characters, but they also make them extremely endearing. go to »
As much as I love Nolan North, I really think Ian Redford is an improvement over him. I actually like the energy he brings to the role and his voice does have a sort of bird-like sound. He's in-between David Ogden Stiers and Ted Knight.
Jason Spisak has some entertaining delivery, but he lacks the bird-like sound. Not bad, though.
I actually like Tress MacNeille the most. I absolutely love her sweetness and warmth, and she also had good chemistry with Alan Oppenheimer's Pa and Beau Weaver's Superman.
Jennifer Hale does fit a younger Ma Kent pretty well. She's a little bit more sterner than the others, but she fits nonetheless.
Shelley Fabares also fits the role quite well. She sounds pretty motherly and her delivery is quite good. I am not too big on the voice, since it doesn't sound as sweet as Tress' voice, but her warm delivery makes up for that little flaw. So yeah, this one of those few performances from the DCAU Superman cartoon that I actually liked.
Swoosie Kurtz does deliver a nice emotional performance. One of the standouts from that movie.
Frances Conroy is good too, not much else to say.
Erica Luttrell is the only weak link here. The accent is a little bit overdone and the delivery is a little bit awkward. go to »
I really like Brian Bloom the most. His performance reminds me of one of those mobster villains that would appear in the black and white seasons of the 1950's Superman show. Overall, it's a really good callback to old timey villains.
Nolan North sounds pretty intimidating and menacing. I wish he gets another crack at the role.
John DiMaggio gives us a pretty interesting take on Black Mask. It is a lot of fun, and the wheezing sound he adds does sound oddly fitting.
James Remar is a natural choice for Black Mask, and he does a pretty good job in the role. There are times where he kinda lacks energy, but most of the time, he's really solid.
Steve Blum does fit quite well in the role, but I really wish he added more energy into his performance. It's not bad though.
Michael Wright and Wade Williams never felt right with me. Williams' screams in particular sound kinda weak and forced. go to »
Roddy McDowall really does a fantastic job as the Mad Hatter. He can be fun and bombastic yet he can also make you feel sympathy for him. Who thought the Bookworm from the 1966 Batman TV show would work so well as the Mad Hatter. Also, he kinda reminds me of Rene Auberjonois at times.
Peter MacNicol is good. He has a nice voice and delivery. The only problem is that he focuses too much on the creepy deranged aspects.
Ted Knight is the opposite of MacNicol. He focuses too much on camp and over-the-top silliness. He still works pretty well in the role.
Robin Atkin Downes is a natural choice for the Mad Hatter. He just needs more time in the role.
Matt Hislope sounds good, but his delivery tends to get awkward at times.
I must admit, none of them really do it for me, but if I had to pick one, it would be Kyra Sedgwick. Even though her voice and delivery tends to be good most of the time, her grunts sound pretty forced and awkward. Not a bad effort, though.
Vanessa Marshall could have been better, but she tends to overact a whole lot.
At least Vanessa is better than Christina J. Moore, who is extremely dull and sounds pretty uninspired.
Yvonne Strahovski also sounds kinda uninspired and boring. go to »
The only problem I have with this show is the lack of Dick Tracy. He spends most of the time behind the scenes, which is sad, because they really cast him well (he's played by radio and film actor Everett Sloane, a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater cast).
But still, this show is still pretty enjoyable, funny and witty. I just miss this kind of fun. go to »
@skeletonking1234 Dick's clip is not the best example of his work. He's a lot more energetic than this (especially if you see episodes like "The Burden Hardest to Bear" where he really adds a whole lot of energy into the performance). go to »
@EPA Deane I'm not saying that you're biased, 'cause I can tell that you've seen some old stuff. I'm just saying that I personally feel out of place, hence why my opinions are different to the norm.
I'm more fond of the older stuff not just because I saw it first (though it's partly that), but because I could see what people like my grandfather liked about them. So yeah, with the old stuff, it's more emotional attachement than anything else.
On that note: I actually liked all three live-action 60's Catwoman actresses. They all brought their own charm and uniqueness to the role. go to »
@EPA Deane I respect your opinion, but I'm just not into some of the more popular stuff.
And I never said the animation in Action was great, but unlike Spectacular, I really enjoy the stories here.
I never could relate to some of the DCAU cartoons, 'cause they kinda bore me and in the case of Superman, I've seen better handled attempts (like in the old radio show and the 50's live-action series).
Yeah, I might have been born in the wrong era, but this is just my opinion. go to »
@EPA Deane This show is about having fun, that's why I like it. It's a great callback to old timey stuff.
People just have different mindsets.
Someone with my mindset prefers fun, engaging stories with a great sense of adventure and thrills which unfortunately, I don't find in a lot of TV shows today (it's why I became a big fan of old time radio shows). go to »
Richard Moll delivered an excellent performance as Two-Face. I love how he differs his voice, giving a really smooth, sophisticated sound to Harvey, and a gruff, unhinged voice for Big Bad Harv. That scream alone gets me every time.
Troy Baker does deliver a pretty good unhinged performance. It's not as great as Richard's performance, but it works well enough.
Wade Williams also delivers a great performance. He really nails the DKR version, a man who has sadly accepted that he can't change what he was.
James Remar has a really nice way to handle the split personality. There are times where he changes his voice a little bit too suddenly, but it works well enough.
Travis Willingham is quite natural in the role. He really nails the anguish and the split personality.
I also enjoyed Matthew Mercer's take a lot. I really would love it to hear him do more in the role.
John Fitzgerald and Edwin Neal feel a little bit forced to me. go to »
@EPA Deane DiMaggio has potential to play a version closer to the comics.
And I'll admit, I've never been big on Mongul. For me, he always felt like a poor man's Darkseid with some Brainiac elements thrown in. Doesn't help that I actually prefer Mongal over Mongul. Mongul is one of those comic book characters that was just there for me. He just never caught my attention overall. go to »
I really like Peter Jessop the most. He has a really nice smug tone and he also feels so full of himself. His take is a lot of fun and it fits the character really well.
Kevin Michael Richardson also fits quite well. He sounds like an experienced general and he nails the arrogance.
Corey Burton is also good, though he kinda lacks the arrogance.
Sherman Howard... I'm sorry, even though I loved some of his work (Luthor in the live-action Superboy TV show), he just doesn't make it for me here. He kinda lacks the authority needed for the character. go to »
John DiMaggio has a very nice primitive tone, which even though is not that close to the comic book character, it is quite amusing and entertaining. He still seems to have the authority needed for the role. I could see John pulling off a more traditional version quite well.
Keith David has a nice foreboding feel, and he really feels authoritative. He's pretty fitting overall.
Gary Anthony Williams also fits Mongul in his own way. He is pretty unique and he does sound authoritative as well.
Todd Williams is actually really great IMO. He is quite over the top and extremely enjoyable. Like GAW, Todd also has a pretty unique voice and his over-the-top delivery is great.
Eric Roberts... I have the same problem with him as I have with Michael Ironside's Darkseid: his delivery is solid, but that voice... it just doesn't sound right coming out of Mongul's design. It's too light and it lacks authority.
J.S. Gilbert is the opposite of Roberts... he has a fitting voice, but the delivery is kinda off. go to »
Whenever I think of Firestorm, I always think of Mark L. Taylor's youthful performance. He just makes Firestorm a really likeable individual with doubts about himself. I also enjoyed his interactions with Ernie Hudson's Cyborg. His performance in episodes like "The Bride of Darkseid" and "The Death of Superman" really made you care about Firestorm a whole lot.
P.J. Byrne also does a good job as Firestorm. Only problem is that he isn't as compelling as Mark. Still, he does seem to have a lot of fun in the role, which is great.
Tyler James Williams fits the Jason Rusch version well. I really like his cool attitude a lot.
Michael Bell is what I imagine Plastic Man to sound like. The voice is fitting, the delivery is great and his comedic timing is great. I really wish he could reprise the role. Just another good example of Bell's work.
Dana Snyder does sound a little bit like Michael, but he adds more of a quirky "plasticky" sound that is really enjoyable. Overall, another solid performance.
Norm Alden did sound good, but I wish he had more material.
I really like Dee Bradley Baker in this role. I love his deliberately corny delivery. I wish he could reprise as well.
Tom Kenny is good, but I dunno, he just doesn't click with me compared to the others. go to »
I really like Max Mittleman's Parasite. I love the raspiness and the insanity. He's a great fit overall, and I really wish to hear more.
Adam Baldwin is also pretty enjoyable. The insanity and energy is great. Another great performance.
Despite the fact that I'm not a fan of the DCAU Superman cartoon, Brion James delivered an amazing performance as Parasite. He's quite entertaining and insane. One of the few performances from that cartoon that is quite good for me.
Brian George does an incredible job taking over from Brion. He has the attitude, the insanity and he's quite fun. A good example of his range. Also, he kinda reminds me of Michael Bell's Luthor.
Marc Worden does sound good, but he's not as fun as the previous actors.
Michael J. Gough and Robert Faires are nothing special. go to »
I really like Burr Middleton the most. I really think he sounded pretty unique, plus, his delivery is quite good. He does fit Billy quite well. Yes, I know he's a kid, but I've always imagined a teenager voice coming out of him.
Sean Astin is also pretty good. I actually found him quite funny and his delivery was pretty solid. Can't wait to hear more from him.
Josh Keaton is also pretty good, despite the limited material. I do sense potential in his take.
Chad Lowe sounds a little bit odd, but it still is a good performance.
Robert Ochoa is the best of the kid performers. He sounds quite earnest and likeable.
I also enjoyed Tara Strong in the role. She does make Billy a very friendly and daring kid.
Shane Haboucha, Rachael MacFarlane and Zach Callison just don't do it for me. go to »
@GreenGoblin75 Yeah, that was the only time I actually liked Dana's Lois. If they got her to reprise Lois in another non-DCAU project, I think she would grow on me (but not to the point of becoming my top favorite, since Joan really nailed the character IMO. go to »
Joan Alexander really nailed Lois. She made her sassy yet playful and likeable. She also had some great moments in the radio show, like in the "Dr. Blythe's Confidence Gang" saga, where she was arrested for a murder she didn't commit. Joan puts a lot of emotion in that saga and I really think the only one who is up there with her as the most well rounded Lois is Noel Neill (who played Lois in the Kirk Alyn serials and the 1950's TV show). Overall, Joan is Lois in voiceover form.
Second is Mary McDonald Lewis. I really think she makes her sound quite friendly and relatable. She also sounds like an improved and polished take of Margot Kidder's version, which I unfortunately never liked (always found her extremely obnoxious). Overall, Mary is really what Margot should have been.
Ginny McSwain is actually pretty solid as Lois, too. I actually liked how the writers made Lois' anger moments more comical, 'cause it made Ginny showcase some great comedic timing. Overall, Ginny's Lois is really what the DCAU version should have been.
Louise Williams (who played Lois in the SuperFriends short "The Ice Demon") is actually pretty good. She didn't do much in that short, but she really sounded pretty fitting.
Grey DeLisle is my favorite of the modern voices. She sounds pretty fitting and she also adds a little bit of spunk, which is nice.
Kate Bosworth, Sirena Irwin and Cindy Robinson have nice voices, but their acting leaves a lot to be desired. Kate and Cindy's deliveries are quite stiff while Sirena seems to overact the part.
I'm sorry, but I'm not really a fan of Dana Delany, Monica Murray, Anne Heche, Kyra Sedgwick, Christina Hendricks, Adrienne Mischler, Pauley Perrette, Stana Katic, Juliet Landau, Paget Brewster and Maria Bamford. I always felt they were quite bland, and in the case of Dana, incredibly annoying and unfriendly (when she had the chance to do sweeter moments, they always felt forced to me).
Shannon Farnon... I'm sorry, but she didn't leave an impact on me at all and she sounds like a typical damsel in distress. go to »
Michael Rye will always be Green Lantern for me. He just sounds confident yet warm and he really fits the design quite well. I also love how he makes his Hal Jordan voice more soft-spoken than his GL voice. He was just the best casting choice of the SuperFriends and Super Powers tie-in cartoons, and I really think his performance holds up to this day. He's both fitting and entertainingly smug at the right times.
Nathan Fillion is second. He has the same type of charm that Mike had and his performance is really solid. Plus, he also has Mike's warmth, which is really nice. Overall, he's just another great fit and delivers the goods quite well.
Gerald Mohr's Bogart-esque voice is actually really fitting as well. He has a very warm tone and he also sounds courageous. Only problem is that he doesn't add a little bit more of a smug and confident personality like Mike and Nathan did, but he makes up for it with his delivery.
Christopher Meloni is really good for a less experienced Hal. He does fit Hal in his earlier days and like Nathan, his delivery does remind me quite a bit of Mike Rye. Another great GL performance.
Josh Keaton delivers a good performance as well. He sounds a little bit more experienced than Christopher, but not as experienced as Mike, Nathan and Gerald, which makes him a very good fit for a GL who has seen quite a bit, but he still has things to learn. It's another compelling GL performance.
I've also liked the performances delivered by Kevin Smith, Adam Baldwin, John Rubinow, Loren Lester, Josh Phillips, Nolan North, Ryan Reynolds, Joseph May, Cam Clarke, Jonah Hill and Wally Wingert.
Dermot Mulroney, David Boreanaz, Grant Moninger, Aaron Mace and Justin Kirk just don't do it for me. Mulroney sounds too brooding, Boreanaz isn't that memorable, Moninger's impression of Mike Rye sounds off at times, Mace is extremely stiff and Kirk is a big miscast. go to »
Stan Jones is the voice I've always associated with Luthor. Filled with hatred for Superman and full of some humorous wisecracks ("That's Rex Luthor to you pal!!!") and with an evil laugh that was always a treat to listen, Stan's voice reminds me a lot of Lyle Talbot's Luthor in the 1950's Atom Man vs. Superman live-action serial. For me, this is Luthor.
Michael Bell is second. He's actually pretty enjoyable as the manipulative businessman version, but I really think he was also pretty good as the younger Luthor in Challenge of the SuperFriends, when we got to see how he met Superboy and how he became the evil genius that he is. Both of his performances are great and they really showcase Michael's talent (and in the case of the 88 cartoon, his comedic timing).
I really liked James Woods' take a lot. I've seen "Repulse", and he really nails it. He sounds smug, intelligent and he also has a great sense of humor at the same time. I've always wanted James to play Luthor and I'm glad he now did. He just fits perfectly. He kinda sounds like a mix between Michael Rye and Rene Auberjonois at times.
Jackson Beck fits Luthor's early appearances quite well. He has a sort of Sydney Greenstreet vibe, which makes me think that he would have been a pretty boss Kingpin. Still, he does sound fitting for his version of Luthor.
I really like Steve Blum as well. I just can't get enough of his sneering vibe and his cool-headed attitude. He's just another awesome fit for the role.
I've also enjoyed Clancy Brown (more for his Lego performance), Brian Dobson, Kevin Spacey (KRRRRYPTONITE!!!), Kevin Michael Richardson, Joe J. Thomas, Jim Meskimen, Mark Rolston, Fred Tatasciore, John DiMaggio and Travis Willingham in the role.
J.S. Gilbert, Powers Boothe, James Marsters, Chris Noth, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Shale and Jason Isaacs just don't do it for me.
Honorable mention: William Hootkins (BBC DC radio dramas) go to »
@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. go to »
George DiCenzo is one of the most underrated actors from the 80's and 90's, and here, he's just great. His voice just screams war hero and he also has a warm tone to it. I also love how defiant he sounds whenever he's talking to the Red Skull. He really was great in both Spider-Friends and the solo Spidey cartoon.
Brian Bloom kinda reminds me of George. He just has the heroic tone down pat and he does sound warm at the right places. Just another great performance for Cap.
Roger Craig Smith is pretty cool, too. I really like how heroic he sounds, and he also adds a lot of energy into the role.
Chris Cox, as brief as he was, does show a lot of promise. It'll be cool to hear him reprise the role.
Lawrence Bayne has a lighter voice, but he still has the sound of a war veteran. He just sounds warm and inspirational, which is great.
I also enjoyed David Hayter, Cal Dodd, Daran Norris, Robin Atkin Downes, Trev Broudy, Tom Kenny, David Kaye, Adrian Pasdar, Chris Evans, Trevor Devall and Matthew Mercer in the role.
Sandy Becker's voice is kinda inconsistent (sounding lighter at times, like in the clip listed to Arthur Pierce, who only played Cap in live-action segments of the series), but his performance is pretty good. It's really cool that the producers of The Marvel Super Heroes picked an American performer instead of one of the Toronto performers.
Dan Chameroy, Justin Gross, Jeffrey Hedquist and Clay St. Thomas just don't do it for me. go to »
Raiden is my favorite role from him. The great snarky attitude he gave the character and his comedic timing really made the Thunder God one of the most memorable and funny characters in the Mortal Kombat cartoon.
I also enjoyed him as Silas, Mr. Krabs, Ratso, Captain Black, Lex Luthor (the Lego version, not too fond of the DCAU version), King Faraday, the Red Hulk, General Ross and The Phantom Rider. go to »
He was really great as Tom Hagen, and I'm really glad he got to reprise the role in the two Godfather games. His voice may have aged a little bit, but his performance was still as great as it always was. go to »
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. go to »
B.J. Ward strikes the perfect balance between toughness and femininity. Her delivery is always solid and she also manages to differentiate her Diana Prince voice from her Wondy one. B.J. really seems to enjoy every moment in the role, as she always does, so that's a plus.
I've always found Connie Cawlfield's performance extremely underrated. She does do a fantastic job as Wondy, and she does seem to have fun in the role. She does have good chemistry with his fellow performers despite the fact that she wasn't with them when she recorded her lines, so that's pretty impressive.
Mary McDonald Lewis is actually pretty impressive. There are times where she sounds like B.J., but there are some other times where you can tell it's another performer. Still, she delivers the goods quite nicely.
I've heard a little bit of Rachel Kimsey's take, and I must say that she sounds pretty good. Reminds me a little bit of B.J., which is nice.
Shannon Farnon's take is pretty charming. Yes, she's a little bit too macho and her delivery could get extremely corny at times, but it's still a memorable performance.
I've also enjoyed Susan Eisenberg, Courtenay Taylor, Vicki Lewis, Tara Platt, Keri Russell, Wendee Lee, Maggie Q, Vanessa Marshall, Gina Torres, Grey DeLisle, Laura Bailey, Cobie Smulders and Kari Wahlgren in the role.
Lucy Lawless, Jules de Jongh, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson and Rachael MacFarlane are okay, but unremarkable.
Jane Webb is actually a pretty good casting choice, but they misused her, unfortunately. go to »
Matt Crowley has always been my favorite Batman. It was always interesting to hear one of Dick Tracy's radio actors as Batman, but he was pretty fitting. In fact, whenever I read the original Bob Kane comics, it's Crowley's voice that comes out of the Dark Knight.
Next is Adam West. Yes, he's best known as the campy Batman in live-action, but he really managed to show his range when he played Batman in animation projects. Adam is just the whole package, he can play him as a campy detective (like he did on the Filmation New Adventures of Batman cartoon) or as an avenging vigilante haunted by his tragic past (as he did in the Super Powers tie-in cartoons). Adam has shown a whole lot of range, and I really wish he played the dark avenger version again.
Kevin Conroy delivers a good performance (mainly in the 1992 cartoon), but as of late, he has gotten quite stiff and a little bit monotone. I blame more the direction, since he does seem to have gotten his performance back in Action (from what I've seen so far). Overall, his take is good whenever the direction helps him.
Gary Owens fits the Dick Sprang version perfectly. He has a warm tone and he does have a good heroic vibe about him.
Before Adam West reprised the role in animation, the go-to guy to play Batman in cartoons was radio veteran Olan Soule. Even though Soule was a little bit light than what most people like to hear coming out of Batman, Olan does seem to have fun in the role and really has a good fatherly tone, fitting for the earlier SuperFriends era.
I also enjoyed Michael Ironside, Will Friedle, Rino Romano, Ron Perlman, Frank Welker, Corey Burton, Lex Lang, Diedrich Bader, Michael Dobson, Dave Gazzana, Kirk Thornton, Bruce Greenwood, Daran Norris, Troy Baker, Peter Weller, Sean Schemmel, Roger Craig Smith, Will Arnett and Kevin Michael Richardson in the role.
Christian Bale, Jeremy Sisto, William Baldwin, Gary Martin, Ben McKenzie, Kevin McKidd, Anthony Ruivivar, Jason O'Mara and Mark Gagliardi just don't leave a big impression on me.
Honorable mentions: Stacy Harris (Superman radio show), Gary Merrill (Superman radio show), UVA (either Arnold Moss or John Emery, unaired Batman radio pilot) and Bob Sessions (BBC DC radio dramas) go to »
@EPA Deane It just didn't sit right with me. It lacked the charisma and presence that my favorite versions of Superman had and it was kinda boring.
Plus, the DCAU cartoon relied too much on Superman to tell it's story, whereas I always preferred stories like in the radio show and the 1950's live-action show in which Clark Kent has to help others with their troubles and only becomes Superman when he has to. The Kent identity is criminally underused nowadays, which is sad, 'cause in the right hands, Kent can be his own character separate from Superman without any problem. go to »
And I forgot Sam Parker in the last four Famous Studios Superman shorts. Just as Daly, Kramer, MacLachlan, Harmon, Denton, Silk, Bomer, Daly, Tudyk, Warburton and Shimerman, he just doesn't leave a big impression on me. His acting is a little bit wooden too. go to »
I personally think Bud Collyer's performance as Superman still holds up to this day. Bud just brought charisma, presence and power to Superman, yet he also nailed Clark Kent as well. In the radio show, Clark was a timid yet strong and authoritative character, who wasn't afraid to take reasonable risks. Bud also differentiated his Clark Kent voice from his Superman voice quite well, making Superman's voice lower and stronger and Clark's voice lighter and meeker. It's a trick that I really miss nowadays. I was born in the 90's, but for me, Superman will always be either Bud Collyer in voice performances and George Reeves in live action.
Danny Dark also delivers a great performance. It could be extremely corny at first (especially in the first two SuperFriends shows), but it gets better later on (especially in the Super Powers tie-in cartoons). A take filled with charm and you can tell Danny is having fun with the role.
Beau Weaver would be tied with Dark if it weren't for the fact that his Clark Kent was too much of a total bungler. I've always liked a stronger Clark, so it is kinda unfortunate. However, Beau makes up for it with a very strong and authoritative Superman.
I've heard a little bit of Jason J. Lewis' take, and it really is nice. He sounds warm and confident, and is what I really think the DCAU Superman should have been.
Out of the DCAU ones (I never was a fan of the DCAU interpretation of the character), I like Christopher McDonald the most. He just has a nice delivery and he does sound pretty authoritative. However, the material he was given was a little bit meh, but I really think he could do a more standard take.
I also enjoyed George Newbern, Michael Daingerfield, Brandon Routh, Yuri Lowenthal, Crispin Freeman, Adam Baldwin, Roger Rose, Joseph May, Christopher Smith, David Lodge, Nolan North, David Kaye, Travis Willingham, Mark Valley, Channing Tatum, Peter Jessop, Troy Baker, Jerry O'Connell, Matthew Mercer and Keith Ferguson in the role.
Tim Daly, Jeff Kramer, Kyle MacLachlan, Mark Harmon, James Denton, Marc Silk, Matt Bomer, Sam Daly, Alan Tudyk, Patrick Warburton and Armin Shimerman just don't leave an impact on me.
Honorable mentions: Michael Fitzmaurice (Superman radio show), Stuart Milligan (BBC DC radio dramas) go to »
She has delivered a whole lot of great performances, some of my favorites being the Black Cat, Silver Sable, Female Thor, Sharon Carter, Killer Frost, She-Dragon and Star Sapphire/Carol Ferris. go to »
One of the go to guys to play heroes back in the 80's.
I really loved him as Cyclops (that clip is Stan Jones, the one labeled to George DiCenzo is Neil), Scorpion, Springer, Bonecrusher, Slag, Hook, Buzzer, Monkeywrench, Shipwreck, Crosshairs, Pointblank, Sixshot, Monzo, Fracas, Dusty, Thunder, Heavy Metal, Hector Ramirez, Nightcrawler, the Green Goblin, Han Solo and Rambo. go to »
Now, this quote is taken from ScreenRant's article about Hulk adaptations:
"For many, Holt IS the voice of the Hulk, and it's easy to see why. With all his anger and loud pitched noises, he must have done some serious damage to his vocal cords, but that's the price you pay to be the best."
And I actually agree with this. No disrespect to Fred Tatasciore, 'cause I like his Hulk, but whenever I read the Marvel comics, it's Bob's loud roars that I hear coming out of the Hulk. Those roars must have been pretty tough for him, but he delivered them excellently.
I really liked him as Silvermane. He was definitely a standout of the solo Spider-Man cartoon, sounding fittingly aged and devious. He was also a pretty decent Uncle Ben, despite sounding like a somewhat weak impression of Tom Harvey's Uncle Ben.
I also liked him as Tigger and Dick Dastardly.
And gosh, I really love it when people have more talents than just acting, and Paul was an actor, a ventriloquist and an inventor, which was pretty great. go to »
Personally, I've always liked Dale Wilson's filtered voice more than the normal one in the clip. There is something I've always found unsettling about that voice. The effects really helped enhance his performance, but when he was finally revealed, I was kinda disappointed that they didn't keep the effects in. So yeah, I'm going with Dale's performance with the effects, though I'll give his unfiltered performance this, it's still nicely performed.
David Kaye is also pretty awesome. His voice fits quite well, and he does have an unsettling air about him. Only problem I have is that sometimes, he falls into Shang Tsung territory (especially his delivery of "NOW, YOUR CH'I IS MINE!!!!").
Richard Epcar sounds pretty cool. He actually fits Akuma quite well, but his delivery is kinda awkward at times.
Dave Mallow has a nice raspy, demonic voice. He does fit well, but like Epcar, his performance tends to get awkward at times.
Keith Burgess... the same as Epcar and Mallow... fitting voice, but forced acting at some spots. go to »
@EPA Deane You know, I never noticed that, but now that you mention it, yes, Daneman did sound a little bit older, but still, I think it was a really nice and fun performance. So yeah, kinda hard to choose between Bernard and Paul, since both were fun in the role. go to »
This is a pretty cool interview with Beau Weaver. In this interview, Beau talks about the audition process, the fact that the producers had two potential directors for the show (Michael Bell and Ginny McSwain) and how these two potential directors got leading roles in the show. go to »
@EPA Deane Well, I really prefer to hear performers having fun and really getting into the character (Hans Conried's Chameleon, Michael Rye's Magneto and Shepard Menken's Dr. Doom are perfect examples of that).
And seriously, you need to listen to more radio shows.
Wit and sense of humor is something that is constantly getting lost in TV shows nowadays, which is why I don't watch a lot of TV as of now. go to »
I really love this show. My favorite dub of all time. I absolutely enjoy Janet Waldo's Princess, Ronnie Schell's Jason, Alan Young's 7-Zark-7, Keye Luke's Zoltar and Great Spirit and Alan Dinehart's Tiny (my favorite of them all). go to »
@EPA Deane Animation, yes. However, I honestly think the writing in this show was really good. Really witty old timey writing which calls back to the old radio days.
Plus, the actors are really having a blast doing all these quirky and fun performances. I have seen shows that have dated badly (the 1978 Fantastic Four cartoon), but this one is not one of them. I really think this show is still fun to this day. go to »
@GreenGoblin75 I actually prefer the performances here than in any other DCAU production, mostly down to the fact that there's a sort of old time radio feel to them, which was unfortunately dropped later on, which is why I couldn't invest myself on the other DCAU shows (apart from Static Shock). go to »
@GreenGoblin75 Well, let's just say that it falls short to my expectations, especially since he kinda lacks the sense of humor that some of his other good guy characters have (like his Raiden from the Mortal Kombat cartoon, in which he used this same voice, but he added some great wit and humor), so he comes off as bland to me. go to »
John DiMaggio is one of the few performances of Spectacular Spider-Man that I like. Most of the performances there were just generic IMO, but DiMaggio is pretty unique actually. He sounds like a crime boss and he has a neat accent.
The UVA who played Hammerhead in the 1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon (I'm guessing it's Bill Boyett) does a good job as well. It's one of the better performances from that show.
Jon Polito is pretty awesome as well. His voice fits the character quite well, and he brings a whole lot of energy to the role. It really saddens me that he passed away, 'cause I would have loved to hear him in the role again.
Nicky Blair works quite well, too. His accent is great and he does sound commanding as well.
Dee Bradley Baker is cool, too. The delivery is a little wonky at times, but it does the job.
Dave Boat sounds a little bit too thuggish for my taste. go to »
Now, Steven Weber has become my favorite of the non-radio voices. I love how he sounds and he does sound pretty close to Alan Napier. Plus, that scene they added on the VC clip is just so emotional. go to »
Changing my vote to Jeff Bergman. I really love how crazy and enjoyable he is. Really an awesome Cesar Romero impression. Mark and Frank are still awesome in their own right, but Bergman has become my new favorite now.
Honorable Mention: Kerry Shale (BBC DC radio dramas) go to »
Like in Megatron's case, I've never been a big fan of Optimus. Nowadays, I think he's pretty overused, unfortunately.
Now, Peter Cullen does deliver a good performance as Optimus. He does seem to get into the role a lot, but there are times where the direction can hurt his performance (like in the Prime cartoon). But still, he nails it most of the time.
Garry Chalk is pretty awesome as both Optimus Primal and Optimus Prime. I really enjoyed his performance as both Optimuses. He makes Primal a more stern figure than Prime, but he still tries to live up to Prime's name.
Neil Kaplan does a pretty nice impression of Peter Cullen. I've noticed that there are episodes where he would sound quite intense and others in which he sounded calmer and softer. He once stated that depending on the director (Mike McConnohie or Steve Kramer) he would deliver a different mood for Optimus. But still, I must say that he does a bang up job.
Jon Bailey does a good Peter Cullen impression, but I still prefer Kaplan a bit more.
David Kaye works quite well as a younger, more inexperienced Optimus. One of the standouts from TFA.
Ron Hayden, Eric Edwards and Robert Belgrade are okay, but they don't leave a big impression. go to »
Okay, in all seriousness, I've never been a big Megatron fan. The G1 incarnation was tons of fun, and the BW/BM version and the 2001 RiD version were pretty enjoyable as well, but most of the time, he is a pretty bland character IMO.
With that out of the way, I must say that I like Frank Welker's G1 performance the most. I mean, he made Megatron a pretty enjoyable villain yet could also be quite a threat to the heroes. However, I really find his performance in TFP to be exceedingly bland and boring. It literally puts me to sleep. But his G1 take is pretty enjoyable and I love it whenever I hear it, despite not liking the character that much.
Fred Tatasciore is pretty awesome, I must say. Of all the darker versions, I think his performance is the most enjoyable (along with David Kaye's BM Megs). He manages to add some bombastic sound into the role at times.
David Kaye is next. Boy, BW Megatron is such an enjoyable villain, and Kaye really seems to be having tons of fun in the role. Whether it be the hammy, flamboyant BW version or the dark yet still quite hammy BM version, he really nailed it.
Garry Chalk does a pretty nice impression of Frank Welker. I wish I could hear more, 'cause he does have some potential.
Daniel Riordan is just so enjoyably crazy and over-the-top that it brings a smile to my face. I still enjoy his overbearing take even to this day.
I also enjoyed Richard Newman, Trevor Devall and Jason Marnocha in the role.
Hugo Weaving, Corey Burton, Tony Gialluca and Jeff Manning are pretty bland and forgettable. Weaving and Gialluca are too monstrous, Manning is extremely forgettable and Burton is uncharacteristically boring and he makes Megatron sound quite frail, unfortunately. go to »
Christopher Collins is just perfect as Starscream. The intensity, the pitch and the raspiness all create something extremely memorable. Chris definitely had tons of fun in the role, making Screamer a pretty unpredictable adversary. He could be pretty menacing at times and yet he could be comical at some other times.
Scott Whyte is the best successor to Chris. I really love his voice and delivery, plus, he really seems to be having tons of fun. I really wish he could reprise the role.
Steve Blum may sound lower, but he still keeps Chris' essence alive, making him a credible menace at times, yet becoming a comical character at the drop of a hat.
I could say the same about Sam Riegel. He goes for a much more darker sounding version of Chris' take, yet he keeps the essence intact.
I really dig Doug Parker's take. He did a good job channeling Chris, but he's not as successful as Whyte, Blum and Riegel. But it's still a pretty enjoyable performance.
I also enjoyed Matt Hetherington, Michael Dobson, Patrick Hallahan, Daniel Ross, Charlie Adler and Frank Todaro in the role.
Tom Kenny, Bronco D. Jackson and Jack Merluzzi sound pretty off, unfortunately. go to »
Dick Gautier delivers a great performance as both Rodimus and Hot Rod, making him more of a reluctant champion than the typical heroic leader is yet still having presence. Thanks to his performance, Rodimus is actually my favorite Autobot leader of them all. Doubtful of his abilities yet a natural leader and a charming, admirable and relatable fellow, I always liked Rodimus more than Optimus, and Gautier's performance is the main reason for that.
Judd Nelson was cool as Hot Rod and Animated Rodimus (thanks to the fact that his voice aged a little bit), but I don't feel that he brings the down-to-earth aspects that Dick has. Plus, his Rodimus sounded pretty forced in the movie. Still, it's a pretty cool performance overall.
Ted Schwartz is good, he would fit Hot Rod quite nicely, but he doesn't fit Rodimus that well. He just doesn't have the presence that Dick has.
Frank Welker does sound quite interesting. I would like to hear more.
Ben Pronsky delivers a good performance, but I feel that the writing ruined the character completely.
Travis Willingham is pretty enjoyable. I wish to hear more from him.
Paul Dobson and Peter Von Gomm are pretty unremarkable. go to »
One of the greats from the old radio days. His gruff, deep voice is just so pleasant to listen. It still amazes me how he was able to make the transition from radio to TV without a problem (my favorite live-action role from him being the Fatman in "Jake and the Fatman").
My favorite radio roles from him would have to be Helmholtz Watson in the CBS Radio Workshop's adaptation of "Brave New World" and Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke. Interestingly enough, Michael Rye played Mark Dillon (this was a prototype name for the same character) in the Gunsmoke pilot, and would later play the Lone Ranger in the 60's cartoon (while Bill Conrad would play him in the 80's Filmation cartoon).
As for cartoons, I really enjoyed his Denethor, the totally sad, bitter and slow delivery really fits the doomed Steward of Gondor perfectly. I still prefer Peter Vaughan from the 1981 LOTR radio drama, but Bill sounds really similar to Vaughan at times.
His Lone Ranger is pretty boss. As much as I loved Mike Rye as the Ranger, I do think Bill is the best cartoon Lone Ranger (Brace Beemer and Earle Graser were the best if we count radio performances, but in animation, Bill Conrad rocks as the Ranger). I really love his delivery of the "HI-YO, SILVER!!! AWAAAAYYYYY!!!!" line. His epic voice just made it sound pretty strong and resonant.
He was a pretty accomplished guy as well (he was a performer in radio, TV, films and cartoons, he was also a radio announcer, a director and a writer as well, kinda like a second Orson Welles).
Just a wonderful performer from the old days with a pretty epic voice. go to »
Michael Ansara just nails it big time. I just can't get enough of that bitter yet melancholic performance of his. Surprisingly different from his General Warhawk from the Rambo cartoon and his Hiawatha Smith from the Spider-Friends cartoon.
Maurice LaMarche is next. I just love hearing LaMarche playing villains. He always sounds great and this is no exception. He sounds pretty similar to Ansara, too.
Len Weinrib is pretty good for a more light-hearted version. I really like the accent and the delivery. This is one of the few roles in which I think Weinrib was well cast.
Townsend Coleman sounds pretty fitting for a more light-hearted take as well. I love the chilly sound he adds to his voice.
Ted Knight is also great. I kinda prefer Weinrib's take, but Knight was also good for the classic incarnation of Freeze.
I also enjoyed Clancy Brown, John DiMaggio, Keith Szarabajka and Eric Bauza in the role.
Robert Kraft and Oded Fehr just don't click with me for some reason. go to »
Henry Silva is exactly how I imagine Bane to sound like, especially his first voice. He has a nice Central American accent and he does sound quite sophisticated as well as ruthless.
Hector Elizondo is next. He sounds a little bit gruffer than Silva, but he manages to keep the suaveness and ruthlessness that Silva had.
J.B. Blanc is quite awesome, too. He has a very nice accent and I like the fact that he doesn't use an exceedingly deep voice.
Fred Tatasciore... now we're getting into mixed territory. The accent is quite nice, but the voice is just too deep.
Steve Blum does have a more fitting voice than Tatasciore, but he lacks the accent, unfortunately. He does have potential, though.
Although I enjoyed Kirk Thornton, Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo, Jason Liebrecht, Carlos Alazraqui, Eric Lopez and Eric Bauza in the role, I thought they were kinda mixed. Some had fitting voices but with odd sounding accents, while others had fitting accents with too deep voices. They do have potential, however.
Joaquim de Almeida sounds kinda off to me. It just doesn't click with me.
Honorable mentions: Peter Marinker (BBC DC radio dramas) go to »
Eric Bauza is quite great as Gordon. He manages to sound authoritative yet funny. I think I may tie him with Hammon, Meskimen, Ross, Kane, Burton, Cole, Cranston, Kaye, Selby, Cox, Epcar and McKenzie. go to »
Boy, this show is so awesome. The whole comedy and off-the-wall antics always manage to crack me up. Sonic disguising as people and fooling the villains reminds me a lot of Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley, which is awesome. Also, Robotnik, Scratch and Grounder are really great fun villains. go to »
I really enjoyed him as Zan, Gleek, the Riddler, Lex Luthor, Plastic Man, Dr. Octopus, Dr. Bruce Banner, Prowl, Scrapper, Swoop, Sideswipe, Bombshell, First Aid, Brainstorm, Duke, Blowtorch, Lift-Ticket, Xamot, Clutch, Scrap-Iron, Major Bludd, Tollbooth, Cyclops, Auger, Max Hauser, High Tide and Rad. go to »
Gee, now both Clarence Boddicker and his second-in-command Leon have played Gordon. Ray Wise is really great, he didn't disappoint me. I really think he fits Gordon perfectly. He's right in-between Sidney Miller and Jonathan Banks. go to »
Jackson Beck (who played Alfred in the old Superman radio show) is my favorite. His voice and accent fit Alfred perfectly, IMO. He makes him sound a little bit more comical, but let's face it, the character was more comical back then, so he fits perfectly.
Non-radio voices, I would have to say that Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. is the best. He has such a warm tone and delivery, yet can be funny and quippy at the right times.
Clive Revill is next. He sounds more professional than Zimbalist, but his quips are great.
Andre Stojka is also great as Alfred. He nails the more fatherly side quite well, and I could see him delivering quips quite well.
Brian George is next. He sounds astonishingly similar to Zimbalist. Boy, I really wish he plays Alfred again.
I also enjoyed James Garrett, David McCallum, Michael Dobson, Alan Oppenheimer, Jim Piddock, Jeff Bennett, Martin Jarvis, Steve Blum, Michael Jackson, Robin Atkin Downes, J.B. Blanc and Nolan North in the role.
Bill Callaway fits Alfred Bizarro, and he's quite hilarious. Of course, he wouldn't fit the traditional Alfred, but he nails the Bizarro version.
Alastair Duncan and Michael Caine are okay, but they feel a little bit off.
Olan Soule... I'm glad he managed to use his range, but he's pretty inconsistent. Not a bad effort, though.
Honorable mention: Michael Gough (BBC DC radio dramas go to »