King Shark
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King Shark

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of King Shark with sound clips and images.
Franchise: DC Universe

King Shark is a villain from the massive pantheon of DC Comics' world. Depending on which canon you choose, King Shark has been depicted as the offspring of a Hawaiian shark god, a marine biologist mutated in a horrible scientific accident or a poor deformed soul coerced into joining Amanda Waller's Task Force X. Regardless of origin, King Shark is a formidable foe, possessing extreme strength and durability, razor sharp teeth and claws, regenerative abilities and is able to travel through water with the speed and grace of a shark. 
Created by TylerMirage on Feb 14 2018
Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)
King SharkJohn DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
The Flash (2014)
King SharkDavid Hayter
David Hayter
DC Super Hero Girls (2015)
King SharkKevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson


For King Shark's first speaking appearance in Batman: Assault on Arkham, John DiMaggio was cast as the ferocious fish. John's King Shark is more of a dumb brute - a physically massive, mutated person with sharp teeth, claws and gills. And whether or not this was deliberate, John's slow and simple manner of speaking, to me at least, helps convey the sense of a creature that's not used to speaking, and instead is more accustomed to being underwater. 

In Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, yet another deep-voiced veteran of the industry lends his talents to The Shark: Travis Willingham (or should I say, Travis Gillingham, amirite?). Though, unless I'm mistaken, all he does his grunt and growl, so sadly, he won't be included here. 

David Hayter voiced King Shark in his live-action role on The Flash. David plays King Shark as much more of a feral, monstrous beast, as evident not only in his physical appearance, but by the heavily-modulated and growly voice he has. 

In DC Super Hero Girls, Kevin Michael Richardson steps up to the mic. Kevin gives a suitably growly and monstrous performance to his King Shark, but unfortunately, comes off as more of a generic beast. 

I'm honestly not sure who to vote for on this one, since they all give varied and appropriate voices. 



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said at 1:35 AM on Tue Feb 27 2018
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Wowsers, David Hayter sounds really threatening and menacing here. Some real top notch stuff from him.

John DiMaggio sounds cool though not as savage as David is while Kevin Michael Richardson is fine but nothing too special.
said at 7:45 AM on Mon Feb 19 2018
Kevin Michael Richardson sounds the most natural to me. So, he gets my vote
said at 10:15 PM on Fri Feb 16 2018
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I'm honestly not sure who to go with between John and David, they're both great with their respective versions of the character.
said at 11:32 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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All three are good, but I'm going with David Hayer.
said at 8:24 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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Tough choice between John DiMaggio and David Hayter
said at 6:08 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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John DiMaggio could have easily reused one of his other voices but he does a deeper, slower thing here with some touches of Chris Farley in the accent. Really dig the voice and personality here.

David sounds incredibly threatening though. Almost reminds me of Khary Payton's Killer Croc. Great show of range.

Kevin does fine enough, but I think he could refine it and do even better.

Voting for John here.
said at 12:44 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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David Hayter sounds extremely savage and feral with those effects. I really think it fits the design and I also like the underwater gargle sound they added to the effects.

John DiMaggio also sounds good. Not as savage as David, but really good still.

Kevin Michael Richardson is a good choice, but like Fred's Ares, it lacks a threatening edge.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:20 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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David has the voice while John has the personality, I wish I could merge the two because that would be a great performance.

Kevin gets th job done but lacks anything to make him stand out.
said at 12:13 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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John does a bang up job playing the dumb brute, and his delivery is top notch, even if it’s not a new role type, he usually does these roles well.

David does a more monstrous voice, and feels like a genuine threat, and I like it. The effects are iffy to me, but it helped the threatening angle. I can hear a bit of Snake in there, but eh. Can’t be helped. Voting for him.

KMR does a monstrous deep voice, and it works well enough but it’s not really unique.
Shaun Ince
said at 12:03 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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I think I'll go with David Hayter for this one. It's modulated & pitch shifted, but he sounds pretty ferocious. John DiMaggio's take on the character comes across as a dumb, big brute, but it's also very entertaining. Kevin is decent, he just needed to be more like how John DiMaggio was in this role.
8000 Saiyans
said at 11:35 AM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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I'll go with John, but David is also very good.

Kevin is okay, nothing special.
said at 11:22 AM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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I genuinely don't know who to pick here, though it's more so between John and David for me.

Kevin is okay, but it's nothing all that new to me, it's just the same generic monster voice I've heard Kevin do.

I love John's big dumb brute portrayal of the character, he made him entertaining, yet threatening at the same time. It's not a new thing for John to do, but he made the character fun to watch and listen to.

David, while heavily modulated, works really well too I think. I like this more monstrous portrayal of the character, and I think the effects are honestly used pretty well here. They never came off that distracting to me, and it adds this great sense of size of power from the way he portrays it. Like this big unstoppable creature.

I guess this more depends on which version you prefer, as I like both ways he's portrayed here, but I guess I'll go with David since I do really like the way they handled the character and the effects.

I'd say for a future VA, really any big deep voiced actor, Clancy Brown, David Sobolov, Fred Tatasciore, etc.
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Who do you think has been the best from these King Shark voice actors?
John DiMaggio
David Hayter
Kevin Michael Richardson