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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Venom with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Spider-Man

Venom is an alien symbiote that requires a host for survival and in exchange gives the host enhanced powers. It originally bonded with Spider-Man but after it's evil motives influenced Peter Parker he rejected it. The symbiote has merged with many hosts the but most well known is Eddie Brock.

From the time bonded with Spider-Man it absorbed his abilities that can be emulated by it's host. Venom is undetectable to Spider-Man's spider-sense ability but is vulnerable to loud noises. Venom is one of Spider-Man's greatest enemies and has a great hatred of it's past host.
Created by Foxwolf on Jul 18 2009
Special thanks to Pokejedservo, Jackson_H, Cypo, Music Meister, TylerMirage, NCZ for additional sound clips.
Spider-Man (1994) (1994)
VenomHank Azaria
Hank Azaria
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (1998)
VenomRod Wilson
Rod Wilson
Spider-Man Unlimited (1999)
VenomBrian Drummond
Brian Drummond
Spider-Man (2000)
VenomDaran Norris
Daran Norris
Ultimate Spider-Man (2005)
VenomArthur Burghardt
Arthur Burghardt
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (2005)
VenomJason Bryden
Jason Bryden
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006)
VenomSteve Blum
Steve Blum
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
VenomQuinton Flynn
Quinton Flynn
Spider-Man 3: The Video Game (2007)
VenomTopher Grace
Topher Grace
The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008)
VenomBenjamin Diskin
Benjamin Diskin
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows (2008)
VenomKeith Szarabajka
Keith Szarabajka
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
VenomChopper Bernet
Chopper Bernet
Pinball FX 2 (2010)
VenomTroy Baker
Troy Baker
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (2011)
VenomTravis Willingham
Travis Willingham
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
VenomMatt Lanter
Matt Lanter
The Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012)
VenomRoger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
VenomDee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker
Lego Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
VenomDavid Boat
David Boat
Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel (2013)
VenomDanny Trejo
Danny Trejo
Marvel Heroes (2013)
VenomNeil Kaplan
Neil Kaplan
Marvel Avengers Academy (2016)
VenomBrian Stivale
Brian Stivale
Marvel VS Capcom Infinite (2017)
VenomAndrew Morgado
Andrew Morgado


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said at 8:37 AM on Thu May 24 2018
 1 Shout Out!
Andrew Morgado and Troy Baker could've been better.
said at 2:11 PM on Tue May 22 2018
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Andrew is a bit higher than I'd like, but the growl in his voice makes it work. He could have maybe benefited from some effects too.

Troy, who does have the effects, also works well.
said at 12:06 PM on Tue May 22 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
Maybe it's the clip, but I can barely make out Troy's Venom a lot of times.

I think Andrew definitely nails the delivery, but he voice could be just a bit deeper

Sticking with Daran
said at 1:47 AM on Tue May 22 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
In terms of the more higher register voices Troy Baker easily fares the best of the lot.
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:32 PM on Mon May 21 2018
 7 Shout Outs!
Not a big fan of the higher voices for Venom since I feel that although Carnage is stronger, Venom sounds much better with a deeper voice and Carnage with a lighter voice. Nevertheless, despite the lighter voice, Troy Baker works well as Venom.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:45 PM on Mon May 21 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
Troy Baker is one of the better higher register voices for Venom.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 9:42 PM on Mon May 21 2018
 5 Shout Outs!
I'm not a huge of the Venom voices that trend higher, but I think Troy is about the best voice you can pull for that sort of thing. Helps that the filter puts some growl back in the voice.
Shaun Ince
said at 4:08 PM on Wed May 16 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
Andrew Morgando is decent, though he would sound better as Carnage.
said at 3:57 PM on Wed May 16 2018
 4 Shout Outs!
Agreed with 8000 Saiyans that Andrew Morgando would be better as Carnage, because as
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:14 PM on Wed May 16 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
Andrew is not too bad, wish the gargle in his voice was more constant but not bad. Not close to my favorite but not bad.
8000 Saiyans
said at 9:50 AM on Wed May 16 2018
 5 Shout Outs!
Andrew would be more fitting for Carnage than for Venom IMO.
said at 8:46 PM on Wed May 16 2018
@8000 Saiyans
Funny, since there's a few Carnage voices that would fit Venom better.
said at 9:12 AM on Wed May 16 2018
 1 Shout Out!
It's refreshing to hear an unfiltered voice. Andrew's good, but he's not great.
said at 3:07 PM on Sun May 6 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
This is a tough one, mostly because I think most of these performances are performed incredibly similar. There's not a lot of variety. It's mostly deep voiced, highly edited, vicious and bloodthirsty, and most of them like to roll the letter "S" so it sounds serpent like.

I think I'm going to go with Hank Azaria. He was the first, but I kinda like that he can be sinister and bloodthirsty, but in a playful kind of way. Like he enjoys being a monster. Since the Venom Symbiote is supposed to be highly addictive to its user.....That makes sense. Venom should sound like he's having a blast.
said at 8:48 AM on Mon May 7 2018
@DeadpoolFool Have you seen any of Daran Norris' performance outside of the clip here? Because your second paragraph is almost exactly how I'd describe Daran's performance, and the clip on this compare doesn't even begin to show the range of his emotion and delivery. He has quite a few lines that are just straight-up goofy at times, but throughout the game, you really get the sense that he loves antagonizing and mocking Peter.

He alternates between being hilarious and charming, and a truly intimidating villain, or a mix of the two. Not only that, but in the second half of the game, Daran also briefly gets to play him as an anti-hero. I'd say that's one of the main reasons Daran is so loved in the role. Venom's portrayal seems to have a little bit of every incarnation he had up until that point (from what I know of the character), and Daran does a good job with all of it, whereas a lot of Venom's VA's simply don't get to show that kind of range.

Here's a clip that has all of his cutscenes to give you a little bit better idea of his range:

That doesn't even factor in the vastly larger amount of in-game lines he has that allowed him to really flesh out the performance, but it does give you a better idea of what he's capable of.

Anyway, given what you said in your second paragraph, I thought Daran might be appealing to you if you saw more of him.
said at 8:44 PM on Mon May 7 2018
@PsychicVoiceSpy I haven't seen any of Daran's performance outside of the clip. But after watching that video, you're certainly right. The sound-clip doesn't do him much justice. That's kind of the curse of comparing a bunch of voice actors from just a few seconds of their performance.

However, I still like Hank Azaria's performance just a little teeny tiny bit more. Daran's performance is a solid second place, and I give him props for being one of the few voice actors who didn't require post editing effects to sound menacing enough......but I also think that's his one flaw. Cause without the editing he also doesn't sound alien enough to me. When it comes to post editing, It's kind of a double edged sword for Venom. Too much of it, and it sounds fake. Not enough and he doesn't sound alien enough. Hank Azaria's performance still has that going for him.

If Daran Norris ever returns in the role, and they give him just a little bit of that echoy voice after effect. I'd probably end up changing my vote to him.
Vocal Evolver
said at 1:10 PM on Tue Apr 17 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
Hank Azaria - the first and still the best.
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:43 AM on Sun Apr 15 2018
 5 Shout Outs!
Brian Stivale sounds cool, but he has a veeeeeery awkward delivery.

Sticking with the almighty Daran Norris. Please, Marvel, get Daran to reprise Venom one day
Polyester Funk
said at 12:52 AM on Thu Apr 12 2018
 4 Shout Outs!
Brian Stivale has a cool voice and it seems quite fitting for Venom, but I agree that his delivery is kinda weird. I do like his laugh.

He also sounds like Miguel Ferrer to me.
said at 8:58 PM on Wed Apr 11 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
I like Brian Stivale's voice, but his delivery could use some work.
said at 7:35 PM on Wed Apr 11 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
VC thoughts update

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.
said at 9:38 AM on Wed May 16 2018
Andrew Morgado has some good energy and he seems to be having fun. He sounds a bit like Hank Azaria but without the effect.

He's third place after Dave Boat.
said at 4:22 AM on Tue May 22 2018
Troy Baker does work pretty well in the role.
said at 6:21 PM on Wed Apr 11 2018
 3 Shout Outs!
Brain is OK but his delivery is really awkward.
Shaun Ince
said at 2:29 PM on Wed Apr 11 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
Brian Stivale has a decent voice for Venom. The problem is, the delivery is very stiff in places.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:26 PM on Wed Apr 11 2018
 4 Shout Outs!
Brian comes so close to making a great Venom...and then he delivers a line very poorly.
Such a shame cause, again, he sounds like he could have been a great Venom.
Matt Parker
said at 9:52 PM on Sat Mar 31 2018
 1 Shout Out!
1. Ben Diskin
2. Hank Azaria
3. Daran Norris
4. Steve Blum
5. Arthur Burghardt
said at 12:36 PM on Wed Mar 21 2018
 1 Shout Out!
1. Azaria
2. Norris
3. Burghardt
4. Szarabajka
5. Bryden (Although I'd prefer if he sounded a bit deeper)
The Doctor
said at 7:01 AM on Fri Jan 5 2018
 6 Shout Outs!
1. Keith Szarabajka
Keith's voice is both deep and imposing, and while there are other performances here that I would consider good, he is the only one who I think sounds genuinely scary. But, most importantly, he gives the role actual personality and gravitas and doesn't just play it as one-note monster.

2. Daran Norris
This is really impressive showcase of Norris' range and it is cool how little (if any) modulation there seems to be in his voice. Some of the acting is little clunky and the voice does get overly cartoonish in places, but he makes up for it with the humor and charm he gives to the role.

3. Hank Azaria
Hank was the first person to ever play Venom and it is easy to see why he has set the standard for so many people. He was modulated beyond recognition, but for a character like Venom it both works and feels appropriate. Plus, he got the personality down perfectly. Sometimes the slight high-pitch in his voice gets little annoying, but it isn't too distracking.

4. Benjamin Diskin
I'm actually going to do something controversial and say that Ben got this high thanks to his SSM performance rather than his later reprises. People love to complain how his voice wasn't imposing enough, and while it isn't my ideal voice for Venom, I think it works in the context of the show. They went with younger version of the character and wanted Eddie Brock's voice to be recognizable through all the filters, so it is 100% understandable why the voice isn't super-deep or anything. Moreover, you just gotta love the devilish glee from Diskin's performance. The man clearly loved every minute of being unfiltered bad guy.

5. Brian Drummond
Brian has the perfect voice for the role, sounding deep, imposing and monstrous, but the material doens't give him room to give actually interesting performance, so he ends up being generic bad guy with a cool voice.

6. Neil Kaplan
Has really cool voice and fitting aggressive delivery, but doesn't have enough actual dialogue to leave strong impression.

7. Roger Craig Smith
Could definitely use some fine-tuning, but I see the potential. Would love to see Roger reprise someday.

8. Travis Willingham
For a lighter and softer version, Travis wasn't half bad. I think he could knock more comic-accurate Venom out of the park, if given a chance.

9. Arthur Burghardt
The voice is fitting enough, but the delivery is clunky as hell and the random pauses just sound awkward.

10. David Boat
The voice is little clunky, but I could see it working, if David was given a chance to tweak it little bit.

11. Jason Bryden/Quinton Flynn/Dee Bradley Baker
None of them are awful or even bad, but their voices feel more fitting for Carnage.

12. Chopper Bernet
Forks fine for the Mac Gargan - version, but overall doesn't do anything particularly memorable with the role.

13. Matt Lanter
Generic as hell.

14. Rod Wilson
Sound more like angry weightlifter than alien-monster.

15. Danny Trejo
First of all, what was the point of getting Danny Trejo, if you are only going to give him few generic lines of dialogue? Second, he was completely miscast. The whispery voice and hissing make him feel more fitting for someone like the Lizard or the like.

16. Topher Grace
I know that I defended Grace's casting/performance in Eddie Brock voice compare, but the effects they used for him as Venom are just too awful. They make him sound unintentionally silly and it would have been better, if they went the movie route and just used his normal voice (it wouldn't have been perfect, but preferable).

17. Steve Blum
Oh man, what were they even thinking with this voice? They cast Steve Blum, man well-known for his deep and imposing voices, and have him do almost a high-pitched voice for Venom. If that wasn't bad enough, the delivery is just very flat and fails to make the character feel anyway threatening.
said at 9:09 AM on Fri Jan 5 2018
@The Doctor
This has more of Neil Kaplan's work as Venom:

Not sure if you've heard it.
The Doctor
said at 10:08 AM on Fri Jan 5 2018
@GreenGoblin75 I had not. Thanks! :)
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:28 AM on Sun Jan 7 2018
@The Doctor It's a cartoon. Were you expecting a realistic monster voice for Venom if that makes any sense?
The Doctor
said at 5:26 AM on Sun Jan 7 2018
@8000 Saiyans I'm sorry, could you be more specific? Which version of Venom you are referring to?
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:21 AM on Sun Jan 7 2018
@The Doctor I'm talking about Daran's rendition.
said at 1:46 PM on Sun Jan 7 2018
@8000 Saiyans Well, technically, it's a game, not a cartoon...
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:52 PM on Sun Jan 7 2018
@Bookman230 Yeah, I know, but given that comic books are unrealistic, there's no need to complain about Venom sounding cartoony.
The Doctor
said at 9:39 AM on Mon Jan 8 2018
@8000 Saiyans I know that "cartoonish" is made-up "internet word", so its meaning kinda depends on who you ask, but I personally interpret it as silly, over-the-top etc. Naturally, those things are not inherently wrong and is not like the PS1 Spider-Man games were trying to be super-serious take on the material in the first place, but in my personal opinion Norris sometimes went little bit too far and I was taken out of the performance little bit. Again, I must iterate, not too much, but enough to make him lose the first place in my personal ranking to Szarabajka.
said at 2:27 AM on Wed Jan 10 2018
@The Doctor Your analysis of the voices are always very enjoyable to read and give fresh insight into the character. But I have always wondered why don't you do this kind of rankings for DC characters, like you do for Marvel. Personally, I'd be very interested in what you have to say about them. Do you just don't like DC that much?
The Doctor
said at 2:13 AM on Thu Jan 11 2018
@Jaki Truthfully speaking, because I have been Marvel guy ever since I was a kid and never really felt any interest torwards DC. That's not to say I have anything against DC or anything like that, I just have very strong personal connection to Marvel characters and they already give me my superhero fix. I don't have strong opinions to share about DC characters voices, since I'm not too farmiliar with most of them :)

However, I have toyed with an idea of making a personal ranking of all the Joker voice actors someday, because even as a non-DC guy I find Batman's villains interesting characters and Joker is my favorite out of the bunch (really controversial opinion, I know). Is not something that will happen anytime soon, since Joker's voice compare is HUGE, so I would kinda have to be in a mood for it, but we'll see ;)
said at 9:30 AM on Thu Jan 11 2018
@The Doctor Fair enough, I respect that. However, I would love to see your analysis of the Joker's voice actors. As for Marvel, I'd like to see your rankings for Jean Grey, Cyclops, Doctor Octopus and Iron Man/Tony Stark.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:36 PM on Thu Jan 11 2018
@The Doctor I can totally understand why you would think Daran Norris as Venom can come across as somewhat goofy, the game itself is pretty goofy to begin with, but in a good way. Also Venom did crack jokes in that game quite frequently. In the context of the game, I think it works fine, though I can see why people would take some issue with it.
8000 Saiyans
said at 3:57 AM on Fri Jan 12 2018
@The Doctor Honestly, I don't think I would have liked Norris' Venom that much if he wasn't goofy. That's what I love about his take, the fact that he's having fun.
The Doctor
said at 8:33 AM on Fri Jan 12 2018
@8000 Saiyans Did you forget that I gave Norris points for having both charm and humor? ;)

The voice just felt little inconsistent in places.
8000 Saiyans
said at 12:18 PM on Fri Jan 12 2018
@The Doctor I don't see any inconsistencies in his voice at all. But to each his own, I guess.
8000 Saiyans
said at 12:45 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
 14 Shout Outs!
Daran Norris is so perfect as Venom. It's amazing how he managed to do that voice without the use of sound effects. He just has so much fun in the role and every line that he says is so memorable, so memorable that I can't help but give him the vote. Daran should definitely reprise Venom someday.

The others that I like are Hank Azaria and Brian Drummond.

Unfortunately, I find the other voices to be extremely generic.
said at 8:12 PM on Sun Oct 1 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Keith Szarabajka
2. Hank Azaria
3. Brian Drummond
4. Daran Norris
5. Ben Diskin
said at 5:38 PM on Fri Sep 1 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
1. Norris
2. Azaria
3. Burghardt
4. Bryden
5. Grace
HK-47 master
said at 1:49 AM on Tue Aug 15 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Travis Willingham should get another shot at the role. With the right direction and effects, I think he could do better.
said at 3:12 PM on Fri Aug 4 2017
1. Daran Norris
2. Hank Azaria
said at 6:50 AM on Sun Jul 16 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1.Keith Szarabajka
2.Daran Norris
3.Brian Drummond
4.Arthur Burghardt
said at 8:16 AM on Mon May 29 2017
 1 Shout Out!
1. Daran Norris
2. Hank Azaria
3. Benjamin Diskin
4. Brian Drummond
EPA Deane
said at 4:25 AM on Fri Jan 20 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
"From now on we're poison to Peter Parker and Spider-Man. We're VENOM! "

While Mysterio is my Personal Favourite Spiderman Villain...... I will agree with Lewis 'Linkara' Lovhaug in his statement that Venom is the Perfect Nemesis for Spider-Man.

Here are my Top 5 Favourite Venom Voices:

5. Neil Kaplan
4. Hank Azaria
3. Ben Diskin ('The Amazing Spider-Man 2' IOS Game > The Spectacular Spider-Man)
2. Brian Drummond/ Daran Norris
1. Keith Szarabajka

Future VA Suggestions:

I Think Gregg Berger would be excellent as Venom, using a voice that's a cross between his Jecht (from Final Fantasy 10) and his Turel (from 'Legacy of Kain: Defiance).

Kevin McKidd would also be Really Menacing as Venom. Having heard him as Batman/ Thomas Wayne, I really think he has potential (provided his voice is given the Right Effects).

I also recommend Peter Beckman, Keith David, Gary Chalk and Michael Jai White.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:52 PM on Mon Dec 19 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
I never really understood the love for Diskin's version. I feel the effects on his voice take center stage, and his performance suffers because of it. He sounds way too light and too much of his normal voice breaks out in the performance.

It would work for Carnage but it doesn't work very well for Venom.
said at 9:12 PM on Mon Jan 16 2017
@Shaun Ince - He played Eddie Brock pretty fantastically, but I guess I can see what you mean about when he becomes Venom
Shaun Ince
said at 6:51 AM on Tue Jan 17 2017
@HyperVoiceActing Yeah, I have no problems with his Eddie Brock. It's his Venom I'm not a big fan of.
EPA Deane
said at 2:40 AM on Fri Jan 20 2017
@Shaun Ince His Venom voice sounds better in The Amazing Spiderman 2 IOS game
said at 1:51 PM on Sat Mar 18 2017
@EPA Deane Personally, I think his Venom's voice in that game still was off. Namely, the pitch was too high. To me, I think it would've worked better for Carnage.
Shaun Ince
said at 8:22 PM on Sat Apr 1 2017
@Xeph Yeah, I prefer Venom with a lower sounding voice. Daran & Keith pull that the lower register voice very well. The only Venom voices with higher pitched voices that work are Hank Azaria & Brian Drummond.
said at 6:14 PM on Mon Oct 30 2017
@Shaun Ince

He did something lower in Spider-Man Unlimited.
said at 11:41 PM on Fri Nov 4 2016
 6 Shout Outs!
Daran Norris, Hank Azaria, and Benjamin Diskin all do well in the role, though I'll have to give the edge to Daran Norris here.
said at 5:30 PM on Mon May 16 2016
 5 Shout Outs!
My Favorites:
1. Daran Norris
2. Hank Azaria
3. Benjamin Diskin
4. Brian Drummond
5. Keith Szarabajka
said at 3:46 AM on Tue Apr 5 2016
Comparing them again and listening to the clip in the Amazing 2 IOS game, I'm going to change my vote to Benjamin Diskin.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:22 PM on Fri Mar 18 2016
 9 Shout Outs!
I voted on this poll a while back, but yeah, my thoughts on Daran Norris as Venom are more or less the same as everyone else's. It is undoubtedly the best performance in the whole Spiderman game. The fact he did it with no effects is very commendable.
said at 5:59 PM on Mon Mar 7 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
1. Daran
2. Keith
3. Neil or whoever voices playable Venom
4. Arthur
5. Brian
6. Steve
said at 7:30 AM on Tue Dec 20 2016
I'm changing my vote to Hank Azaria.
said at 7:11 AM on Sat Jan 16 2016
 15 Shout Outs!
Good Lord Daran Norris's Venom is nothing short of perfection. He has the most natural sounding voice as he clearly didn't need any effects or modulating to make the role work for him plus I can tell he had fun delivering so many of his lines.

Ben Diskin was great as Eddie but as Venom, he sounds way too light and high pitch which is unfortunate since I know he has the range to pull off a much deeper sounding voice.

Brian Drummond is a pretty great fit for Venom, he might be my second favourite.

Hank Azaria sounds good but not perfect, he's a bit too light.

Neil Kaplan sounds decent but he needs more material.

Roger Craig Smith and Travis Willingham both could make for perfect Venom's under better direction.

Steve Blum sounds too light as Venom but his delivery sounds awesome, he could make for an excellent Eddie Brock too.

David Boat and Dee Bradley Baker are OK as The Lego Versions but traditionally they wouldn't fit.

Keith Szarabajka sounds pretty deep and intimidating but otherwise there isn't much else to take about.

Matt Lanter sounds inconsistent.

Quinton Flynn is way too light and high pitched for Venom, as Carnage though he'd be great.

Arthur Burghardt doesn't sound right as Venom to me, his delivery and voice just sound ridiculous for this symbiote.

Danny Trejo has a nice hiss but he sounds too old as Venom.

Jason Bryden has a unique modulation and sound to his take I'll give him that.

Chopper Bernet is forgettable sounding.

Rod Wilson only works for a fighting game and nothing else.

Topher Grace - >Eric Foreman as Venom......Why? Who thought he was a good idea for the role?

Daran Norris has my vote, No Contest!

BONUS: If I had to pick someone new I'd love to see Patrick Seitz as Venom, imagine a more monstrous and more intelligent version of his Sloth from FMAB, add in the right sound effects, it could be really nice.
said at 10:45 PM on Tue Jan 26 2016
@Autovolt You share my thoughts on Ben Diskin. I like Ben, he's a great voice actor with a lot of range, and as Eddie Brock he was PERFECTLY cast. But I sense some poor direction and poor ideas toward voice modulation that ruined this half of his performance. If he had gone deeper (without sounding like a different character entirely) and the modulation had actually been HEAVIER than it was (there's so little that it just makes it sound like he's talking slowly), it probably would've been one of the best ones here.
said at 2:13 AM on Thu Jan 19 2017
@Autovolt Venom eventually became playable in Marvel Heroes so he did get more material.
said at 2:15 AM on Thu Jan 19 2017
@coolies Neil Kaplan to be more specific.
said at 8:46 PM on Mon Oct 12 2015
Does anyone know who does the voice of Venom in the Zen Pinball Venom table? I really like that voice for him.
said at 2:06 PM on Mon Aug 31 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Does Kaplan still voice the playable version of Venom in Marvel Heroes? If so, he's got my vote.
said at 2:21 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
@TheRazorSlash I believe so.
said at 7:16 PM on Mon Jun 22 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
I'd really like to see Travis do a more serious take on Venom. If he ever got the chance to do so, he'd be perfect. For now though, I'll stick with Daran Norris.
said at 9:07 PM on Fri May 8 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
After hearing a little more of Neil Kaplan's performance I think I'll change my vote to him (I originally had Daran Norris)
said at 8:32 PM on Mon Oct 5 2015
@shadowlord Keith grew on me so I'm switching to him
said at 6:00 PM on Fri May 8 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
Diskin is definitely better in the Amazing 2 app than he was in SSM, but the performance feels kinda forced here and there, like he's trying for a Mike Patton kind of deal but can't quite reach it.
said at 7:03 PM on Sat May 9 2015
@CatsTuxedo I agree, but I think it's still too high. After listening to it though, I do think he'd make for a better Carnage.
said at 7:19 PM on Thu Apr 23 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Tie between Matt and Hank.
said at 6:21 PM on Mon Apr 6 2015
 11 Shout Outs!
I think daran should've stayed as venom
Stare at the Sun
said at 8:28 AM on Wed Feb 18 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
This one was really hard. But my vote is with Daran Norris
said at 3:18 AM on Wed Feb 4 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I think Brian Drummond should've tried using a voice that was closer to his Vegeta voice, but slightly raspier.
said at 2:48 AM on Sat Jan 3 2015
Travis Willingham was all right, fitting for the lighter tone of the SHS stuff Rgoer Craig Smith was also okay. David Boat was all right, though Dee Bradley Baker was better.

Sticking with Szarabajka.
said at 5:35 PM on Mon Dec 22 2014
 1 Shout Out!
If I hade to pick a Top 5, it would be:

1) Keith Szarabajka.
2) Arthur Burghardt.
3) Daran Norris.
4) Steve Blum.
5) Hank Azaria.
said at 11:42 PM on Wed Oct 1 2014
Travis Willingham and Ben Diskin are the best
said at 12:49 PM on Fri Oct 10 2014
@HienFan - I'd actually like to hear Travis get another chance at Venom. Maybe play him more along the lines of his Zavok voice
said at 6:35 PM on Thu Jun 26 2014
 8 Shout Outs!
Given that I grew up with the 2000 video game, it should come as no surprise that I'm going with........TOPHER GRACE!!!!!! In all seriousness, my vote goes to Daran Norris. He was always a joy to listen to throughout the game (Now you see me, now you don't). I also enjoyed Hank, Brian, Keith, Arthur, David, and Dee.
said at 2:26 PM on Mon Apr 21 2014
If anyone's played the Amazing Spider-Man 2 iOS game, it sounds like Diskin reprises his role as Eddie/Venom there, though the voice sounds a bit deeper so I'm not sure. Anyone able to confirm this?
facundo guerra 4
said at 12:00 PM on Fri Jun 6 2014
@TheRazorSlash I think that Quinton Flynn is Venom and Diskin is Eddie
Dark Kuja
said at 8:12 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
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I think if Vic Mignogna used his Broly/Bui voice, he'd make a pretty good voice for the symbiote at least.
said at 9:01 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
@Dark Kuja

Expect that's probbly never gonna happen as Vic Mignogna stated he hates doing the Broly voice.
said at 4:38 AM on Mon Apr 21 2014
@Anicomicgeek I feel like a mix of his Burter voice from Dragon Ball Kai & his Malzahar voice from League of Legends would be a perfect fit for Venom.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:01 PM on Mon Apr 21 2014
@Dark Kuja I actually thought that too a long time ago but yeah the voice apparently is painful for him
said at 10:15 AM on Fri Apr 18 2014
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1. Daran Norris
2. Hank Azaria
3. Keith Szarabajka
4. Ben Diskin

Daran's the best here, but he's not perfect. Azaria was great and a close second. Ben Diskin was good for his version of Venom, and Personally I think that he's perfect for Venom from the Ultimate Comics. Speaking of Ultimate, Arther Burghardt was okay, but sounded too old. Matt Lanter, similar to how I feel about Drake Bell's Spider-Man, is okay, but sounds more like some guy pretending to be Venom than the real deal. Quinton Flynn would be better for Carnage. Steve Blum sounded too much like a more insane Starscream, but would be great, maybe even the best with better voice- directing. Does anyone else think that Jim Cummings would make a good Venom?
facundo guerra 4
said at 11:27 AM on Sat Apr 19 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Jim Cummings as Venom(Jesus make that happen,PLEASE!!!!!)
said at 12:47 PM on Fri Oct 10 2014
@Slick - I just can't think of any of his voices fitting Venom.
said at 9:26 AM on Sun Nov 23 2014
@Slick After watching some gameplay of of "Spider-Man"(2000), I think Daran is much closer to perfect than I originally thought. If he gets a chance to reprise his role with better writing (so that he can actually refer to himself as "we"), he could be the best Venom.although, I think that Steve Blum could be just as good, if he is given another go as well, with more to do than he did in Edge of Time. If I could cast someone new to voice Venom, I'd cast either Jim Cummings, Clancy Brown, or Vin Diesel.
said at 10:18 AM on Sun Nov 23 2014
@MaskedMarvel89 Actually, he did refer to himself with words such as "we" and "us" in the game on multiple occasions, like the Time Square broadcast, for example.

He says "I" a couple of times, but in comparison to how many times he said "we", it was very little.

I'm not sure what the writers were thinking by having him switch between the two like that, but oh well.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:11 AM on Wed Apr 16 2014
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Daran Norris and Keith Szarabajka are my favorites. Steve Blum could be better if he went deeper. And, I think Travis Willingham sounds better as the clip goes on. He too could do better if given a more serious production.
facundo guerra 4
said at 8:12 AM on Mon Apr 14 2014
Steve Blum,Daran Norris,Keith,Hank,Brian Drummond and Benjamin Diskin in my opinion are the best,but if I had to vote for one my vote goes for Daran.The others are pretty good also.
The Last for me is Topher Grace Beacuse of the terrible effects, they make Venom sound like a robot
said at 8:51 PM on Wed Feb 19 2014
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I may be a Spectacular Spider-Man fan, but I disagree that Ben Diskin is a good voice for Venom/Eddie Brock and it just doesn't feel right at needs to be deeper...

and that's why I'm sticking with Daran Norris, because that's what I could imagine Venom in the comics...evil..but at the same time, somewhat humorous like in the game...he gets the rival thing down.


said at 12:49 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@llawliet159 seriously, why couldn't they just have Ben Diskin voice Eddie Brock while Daran Norris reprises his Venom role?!
said at 1:08 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@llawliet159 While I'm not a big fan of Diskin's voice for Venom, I honestly think Daran's voice would have been out of place for Venom in SSM. In my opinion it's best for Venom and Brock to be voiced by the same person, and Daran's voice, as impressive and overall fitting for the character it may be, is just too dark, deep, and monstrous for the version Spectacular was going for.

Plus, Spectacular's Eddie is more young, clean cut, and more of a whiny brat than the surly, brutish looking version from the comics, which is the one I imagine to have Daran's voice.
said at 4:49 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy just stating that because i may be a spectacular spider-man fan, don't get me wrong...but i am not biased about it
said at 6:49 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@llawliet159 That's cool. I was just giving my two cents on the "Ben as Eddie, Daran as Venom" part of your comment. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE to have Daran as Venom again, I think it's one of if not THE coolest villain performances I've ever heard (as well as perfect for the character overall), but I just think it might sound a bit out of place in a show like Spectacular and with Eddie's characterization there.

I really hope he will get to reprise the role in another animated production or game in the future, though.
said at 9:49 AM on Mon Mar 3 2014
@PsychicVoiceSpy Not just Venom, but JJJ as well since Daran Norris was excellent in both roles T_T
said at 2:43 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
@llawliet159 Ben as Eddie/Daran as Venom?

Artemis Panther
said at 10:23 AM on Sun Feb 16 2014
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Since Spectacular Spider-Man is my all-time favorite Spidey show I'm definitely gonna have to go with Benjamin Diskin as my favorite, but Daran Norris is my second.
said at 12:16 PM on Tue Feb 11 2014
While not my favorite, I find myself in the minority that actually likes Roger Craig Smith's Venom. Sure, it's a bit generic, but outside of the "double voice" effect you hear in most media, it's a pretty decent voice for some versions of the character. Still going with Keith Szarabajka, though.
Lion's Edge
said at 8:14 PM on Mon Jan 27 2014
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At the moment, my favourite from this list would probably be Daran Norris... REALLY impressed with his vocal range, as always, and he makes Venom both scary and humorous. Ben Diskin is my second favourite, and I do admit, I like Steve Blum's even... I just think he could have done better...


Still wanna hear Crispin Freeman as Venom myself though.
said at 10:52 PM on Tue Jan 26 2016
@Lion's Edge Never even though of that, but that actually seems like ideal casting. Have him do something similar to his Kyon voice for Eddie, and then have him do his angry/Level One Alucard voice, possibly with a bit of modulation, for Venom.

On a side note, that also kind of makes me want to see Curtis Arnott (aka Takahata101, aka TFS Hellsing Abridged's Alucard) do Venom as well, though probably in more of a comedic setting.
said at 8:09 PM on Mon Jan 20 2014
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I'll be brief, since I have never been a big Venom fan (I think everything in Michilinie's run on Amazing was cool, but the character fell apart after the Lethal Protector fiasco). Ben Diskin is my fav, because I grew up on SPectacular. Daran Norris is really good, and maybe fits 616 Venom more than Diskin, but Diskin got more material. Hank Aziara is really good as well. Kieth,well, I don't get his popularity, I think he sounds kinda generic, but to each his own I guess. The others are kinda generic IMO.
said at 9:00 AM on Wed Jan 8 2014
I wonder if Fred Tatasciore should be included on this compare.Venom appered in a recent episode of agents of SMASH and gets quite a few lines while having possesed the Hulk.
said at 4:16 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
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The people I want to see voice Venom in future media are Daran Norris or Keith Szarabajka. They are my 2 favourite voices for Venom & voice him the way he is should be voiced. Why can't Marvel & Disney just let either one of them reprise the role.

I also like Hank but he's way too busy with The Simpsons & movies.
said at 10:04 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
So since Dee Bradley Baker is the #1 choice for Scorpion right now, does that mean that Dee's Venom is what Mac's Venom sounded like?
said at 10:24 PM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@Spider-Fox I'm picturing Dee's Mac Gargan/Venom to be lower and more gravelly.
said at 6:25 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
I think Dee did well. I still prefer Ben Diskin.
said at 6:07 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
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Dee Bradley Baker sounds like a gravelly, slightly lower Gollum. Of course he could probably do a lot better, but this is a Lego production and it's meant to be silly. In that respect it's fitting.
said at 7:27 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Ooh, Dee Bradley Baker as Gollum. I could see that. ;-)
said at 8:49 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight He would be perfect!
said at 12:39 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
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Dee is not as good as what I thought he would be as Venom. I'll admit, he was better at Carnage. My vote stays with Daran.
said at 7:43 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
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DBB as Venom, had to happen eventually.
said at 3:13 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@VctrBnsn And it shocked me that he wasn't good at Venom's voice.
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Ross123 Blame the voice direction for that aspect.
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@DreamMaster08X I think Marvel is trying to make sure Dee gets to voice every Spiderman villain there is.
said at 3:54 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Ross123 Perhaps so. But they should make sure they get all of his voices just right if they are to do that.
said at 3:56 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@DreamMaster08X Or maybe Marvel has lost the will to care about a lot of it's characters.
said at 4:34 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Ross123 I wouldn't know that. I'm not a hardcore Marvel fan like most people are, so I can't judge whether or not they are.
said at 4:53 PM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@DreamMaster08X That's understandable. I think we should end this conversation & just forget about it.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:50 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
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I feel Dee could have been better, it's a decent and fun performance but I don't see it fitting Venom
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 9:57 PM on Thu Nov 28 2013
Funny thing is, Dee's Venom voice would work better as Carnage than his actual Carnage voice
said at 10:29 AM on Fri Nov 29 2013
@Music Meister I agree completly,that would be a fitting voice for carnage
said at 11:21 AM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@Music Meister Ehh, I disagree. I guess it all depends on the delivery but if he acted like this as Carnage instead, He'd sound forced and make him sound dimwitted instead of insane.

As over the top as his actual voice for Carnage may have been, I felt it conveyed his insanity a lot better than some of his other VA's attempts at it.
said at 4:32 PM on Tue Dec 3 2013
@Metabad Yes, very much yes.
said at 3:48 AM on Tue Nov 12 2013
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Hank Azaria will always be my favorite Venom! :D
said at 7:24 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
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Darren Norris did a really good job as Venom. Hank Azaria did a good job as well.
said at 10:12 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
I know this is suppose to be about voice acting but does anyone else think Topher Grace should have played Carnage instead of Venom in the Spider-Man movie.

I mean I think everyone can agree he was a horrible choice to play Eddie Brock but, if he did a crazier version of his character from Predators he could have pulled off Cletus Kasady.
said at 10:17 AM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@bcbspike Personally I want Jim Carey to be live action carnage.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:23 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
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Dave Boat sounds like Dee Bradley Baker at times
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:33 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
Dee would actually be a decent Venom, not great but decent
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 3:51 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
Someone pick up the phone....CAUSE I CALLED IT!
said at 4:11 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@Music Meister Yeah. And it it was in Lego Marvel too.
said at 11:32 AM on Thu Oct 31 2013
I know I'm not supposed to make comments like this but where is the actor from Spiderman Edge of Time?
Lion's Edge
said at 11:55 AM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Ross123 Steve Blum played Anti-Venom in that game... which is sort of a different character from Venom, even though (in the comics, at least) it was latched onto the same host as Venom's most well-known host, Eddie Brock.
said at 3:03 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Lion's Edge I know he was called Anti-Venom but it technally was the same character like you mentioned. I didn't know it was Steve though (despite having played the game) so you've clearly given a good reason as to why Anti-Venom isn't on here as Steve already has a clip.
Lion's Edge
said at 3:57 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
@Ross123 ...Although, I must admit, he did better as Anti-Venom than he did regular Venom (I still like it, but it could have been much better).
said at 10:02 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
@Ross123 Basically Anti-Venom was a reformed Eddie Brock who managed to use his will to fight Venom(Mac Gargan) and ended up making his own symbiote. He's the "good" version of Venom.
said at 2:38 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
@pete Now that's pretty cool. Damm it's been a while since I played the game, I guess I forgot that part (how stupid of me).
said at 2:19 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@Ross123 his is his origin in the comics. Not sure if that's said in the game because I haven't played it.
said at 2:35 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@pete I wouldn't know whether it was in the comics or not as I hardly ever read them yet I know a good bit about Spiderman. I remember some of the game though & I must say that it's pretty decent in case you ever get a chance to play someday.
said at 2:59 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@pete *this
said at 12:59 PM on Wed Dec 4 2013
The Anti-Venom symbiote was given to Eddie Brock by Martin Li/Mister Negative. He cured Eddie Brock of his cancer, and upon encountering Mac Gargan/Scorpion as Venom, the symbiote tries to rebond with Eddie, however Eddie's skin becomes caustic to the symbiote. Due to the remains of the Venom symbiote in his body bonding with his white blood cells mixed with the healing energy of Mister Negative, it creates the Anti-Venom symbiote.
said at 12:00 PM on Tue Apr 1 2014

Not only was Eddie Anti-Venom in EoT, but given the persence of Chopper Bernet and Matt Lanter, this covers *everyone* who was Venom, not just Eddie Brock.
said at 10:42 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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David Boat's Venom sounds like Aron Kincaid's Killer Croc.
said at 10:30 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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Venom was one of the first [if not THE first] villain I was introduced to. I think in terms of what I picture him to sound like best, I think that it has to go to Daran Norris. I mean, first of all... I didn't know he had THAT powerful of a range. HOLY SCRAP. He sounds menacing and terrifying, yet I don't think he reaches that point of overplaying the deep voice too much, but rather JUST the right amount.

Brian Drummond would be my 2nd choice. He about has the same great qualities of Norris' performance.

Keith Szarabajka I think is good, but if I had heard more of a wider range from him, I think he would've scored higher on my list.

Steve Blum is a great choice for the role I believe. However, I think the voice that the voice directors chose him to do doesn't fit too well. It's a case of excellent setup, poor delivery (well, more decent than poor).

Authur Burghardt's performance I actually think sounds too deep and throaty. It's okay, but it's not too fitting, IMO.

Benjamin Diskin does a very different performance, but I actually sort of like it. Yeah, he could've gone a little deeper, but on the whole, I think he did well.

Danny Trejo isn't too bad, either. Though I do think he sounds a bit corny.

The rest seem to be either generic or just plain poor.
said at 3:40 AM on Tue Oct 29 2013
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# 1 - Keith Szarabajka.
# 2 - Hank Azaria.
# 3 - Brian Drummond.
# 4 - David Boat.
# 5 - Daran Norris.
# 6 - Travis Willingham
# 7 - Arthur Burghardt
# 8 - Neil Kaplan.
# 9 - Roger Craig Smith.
# 10 - Steve Blum.
# 11 - Chopper Bernet.
# 12 - Unknown Voice Actor.
# 13 - Benjamin Diskin.
# 14 - Quinton Flynn.
# 15 - Danny Trejo.
# 16 - Matt Lanter.
# 17 - Topher Grace.
# 18 - Rod Wilson.
said at 1:30 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
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Roger is good but doesn't have much to work with.

and Neil has literally no material outside of yelling which he does sound decent from what I hear

David boat is actually pretty darn good. I like the kind of slithery sounding rasp he has and it isn't too high or low which he does the advantage over compared to a few of the other performances.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:58 PM on Mon Oct 28 2013
I can barely hear Neil or Rodger (I know these are probably the most clear we can get from each game). They sound rather decent.
I like Dave's, it's not anything really to remember but I like the way he says "Spiderman"
said at 10:51 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
Out of the three new additions: I like David the most, sure he sounds a little forced but he is much less generic than Roger and Neil, but still they all did ok.
On a side note, I like how recently people have been commenting on this as if it were an entirely new comparison! :-D
said at 10:52 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@Torak By "new comparison" I mean between Roger, Neil and David ;-)
said at 10:03 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
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Wow Neil is really good but i'm sticking with Daran as my favorite.

Roger i thought was ok while David wasn't so great.
said at 9:43 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
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Three new clips and the only one who sounds any good is Roger, and even then he sounds generic.
said at 9:28 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
The 3 new additions are kind of meh. Roger sounds pretty generic and Neil's only a little better, though a more material may have helped him. David Boat's is more memorable, but he sounds a bit forced.
Since I haven't given my thoughts on the others before, I'll just say I like Daran Norris the most and I may write more detailed thoughts later.
said at 9:28 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
@Red524 *though a bit more material
said at 9:16 AM on Mon Oct 28 2013
Roger and Neil are pretty good, with more material the could shine. Dave however disappointed me.
said at 10:20 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
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Hank Azaria- One of the best 90's series voices, he definitely sounds like a delusional nutjob, and the effects for his voice sound top notch.
Brian Drummond- It's deeper and sounds more brutish, but works. Good job.
Benjamin Diskin- He only fits the spectacular/ultimate version, as he sounds too young. Good, but just keep him to those.
Arthur Burghardt- Absolutely monstorous and terrifying, which totally fits the more animalistic version of Venom here. My favorite voice, even though I know he had less material to work with than a lot of other VA's here.
Keith S- I think the effects are a little weak, but he does come off as threatening.
Steve Blum-Good casting choice, but his voice is too high. I prefer him as the Green Goblin.
Topher Grace- Never liked him in the movies, same goes for the games.
Chopper Bernet- The clip doesn't do him justice, I love the effects added and it's one of the few times a higher pitched Venom sounds cool.
Darran Norris- Good, but that's not exactly how I picture Eddie Brock Venom. You can still tell he's having fun with it though.
Rod Wilson- Completely generic, there's no attempt at altering his voice either.
Quinton Flynn- Not bad, but I prefer him as Spider-Man. It's way too raspy.
UVA- It's a shame he's not credited, the second line is a bit forced, but the effects are good and he's enjoying himself.
Matt Lanter- Hate this version, but Matt does sound suitably brutish and threatening enough.
Danny Trejo- I love him as much as the next guy, but he's trying way too hard.
Travis W.- Pretty good, he could do better though, I imagine him using a voice similar to Arthur's.

Overall, Arthur B. is my favorite, with Hank Azaria, Darran Norris, Chopper Bernet, and the UVA close behind.
said at 9:52 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
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1. Brian Drummond - Exactly how I imagine Venom sounding like.
2. Hank Azaria - Second best after drummond, though he owes more to the filter than the actualy voice. Still a good performance though.
3. Daran Norris - Another voice with a good grasp on the character.
4. Ben Diskin - A deliciously evil and crazed young Venom voice.
5. Matt Lanter - Surprisingly good. The way he first says "VENOM!" is terrifying.
6. Topher Grace - That garble either makes him sound better or worse.
7. Quinton Flynn - A higher pitched take than I'm used to, but it works.

Those are the only Venom voices I like, really. The others...

Arthur Burghardt - Sounds like an evil Yoda.
Keith Szarabajka - Sounds TOO soft and sinister. That doesn't match Venom's more bombastic personality at all.
Steve Blum - An odd cross between his Vilgax and his Green Goblin. It doesn't really work.
Chopper Bernet - WEAK.
Rod Wilson - Venom fang? And he sounds like a regular guy.
UVA - Bland and forgettable.
Danny Trejo - Sounds completely idiotic and wheezy.
Travis Willingham - Disappointing. He could have played this much better!
said at 12:23 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
Daran should do serious Venom using a variant of his Knockout.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 7:02 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@pete Why should a serious Venom sound that flamboyant? Why should Venom sound
flamboyant at all?
said at 7:08 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Really a random thought but I meant a different voice. Last time I checked Knock Out doesn't sound flamboyant. At least IMO he doesn't.
said at 12:23 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
I just noticed something about Daran's it sounds like the symbioTe bonded with Mr. Turner a bit.
said at 11:08 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
Why didn't Matt Lanter reprise his role from Ultimate Spiderman for Phineas & Ferb Mission Marvel though Danny sounds cool.
said at 8:24 PM on Sun Sep 15 2013
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hm i might be the only one but i actually really like the unknown voice actors voice for Venom especially his laugh
said at 10:28 AM on Thu Sep 5 2013
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If I was voice directing the P&F Marvel crossover, I would have gotten Jim Cummings as Venom.
said at 5:11 PM on Mon Sep 2 2013
Not ruling out Travis but it reminds me of Daran Norris without the comedy, ironically enough.
said at 1:40 PM on Mon Sep 2 2013
Whoever SHSO voice is, it's actually really good.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 11:38 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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I'm going to side with the people who say that the SHSO voice might be Travis. I swear that he sounds almost exactly like Imperfect Cell in some moments.
said at 9:58 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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I have to agree with skeletonking, this sounds a lot more like Travis than Steve. Either way, I think this one sounds a tad generic, but it's still one of the better voices in my personal opinion.
said at 9:03 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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I think the SHSO version of Steve sounds much more like Travis Willingham than it does steve.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 6:30 PM on Mon Sep 2 2013
@skeletonking1234 Cause it is Travis
said at 12:20 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
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It's kinda funny how Steve's voice is better in SHSO than MUA.
said at 8:02 AM on Sun Sep 1 2013
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A lot of these guys just sound like a generic while Hank and Ben actually sound like Eddie and Venom speaking in unison which is how I picture him sounding honestly. At least in a serious version. Ultimate Venom is different so I'll let it slide there. Out of those two Hank is the better voice. Chopper does good as Mac and Venom sounding like one being and Daran is good for a comedic take. I'm going with Daran for the comedy he brought to the character.
said at 8:03 AM on Sun Sep 1 2013
@pete *A lot of these guys sound like a generic monster
said at 9:26 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
I'll go with Danny for this one. Thought Matt is a close second.
said at 12:50 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
Danny Trejo was okay, but am I the only one getting a G1 Megatron vibe from the voice he did?
said at 2:26 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@Anicomicgeek Yeah you're kind of right. I do hear a bit of a G1 Megatron in his voice.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:22 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
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Wow, Danny Trejo's worked better than I expected.
said at 7:59 AM on Thu Aug 29 2013
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Danny Trejo sounds like he would probably work okay in a comedic appearance, but otherwise I don't see his voice fitting Venom at all. Daran still owns this. ;)
said at 9:28 AM on Sun Sep 1 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy To elaborate on what I think of Danny Trejo a little, I like Danny Trejo and his voice is distinct, but he often sounds a little frail or too old for the parts he's cast in. To me he doesn't sound very monstrous or scary here, he sounds like an old man who's practically wheezing half his lines. And I can't imagine him doing a convincing Eddie Brock, or portraying their duality like Ben Diskin or Hank Azaria as their takes on Venom either, he would just sound distracting to me.

I'm not saying he's a bad actor at all, but I think as Venom, Bane, and some of these other characters he sounds too old for them and that he's miscast in the parts.
said at 9:32 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Damn Danny Trejo impresses me more here
said at 1:42 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Odd idea to cast Danny Trejo, but all in all, I think he was really pretty good.
said at 1:27 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Danny Trejo is okay. I prefer Ben Diskin.
said at 1:03 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Danny Trejo, what an out of the box idea. But in the end, he's just OK to me.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 12:45 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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I can hear Danny's accent in the role and that makes it distracting at times. I do like his slight growl.
Maybe with better material Danny could have been better
said at 9:25 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@Music Meister Better material. You say that a lot. No matter how good the script is, it doesn't change the voice.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:09 PM on Thu Aug 29 2013
@OswaldFan825 Not true, while I'm not asking for award winning writing I think 'bad' writing does effect how an actor performs.
Not saying Mission Marvel is bad per say...
said at 6:24 PM on Fri Aug 30 2013
@Music Meister Well, it may be because he's voicing Venom for the first time. People tend to get better at it as they go on.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:32 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
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Danny Trejo is a good choice for the part. The problem is that he's too quiet and not monstrous enough. The director could have done better. Daran is still the best.
said at 12:23 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Danny Trejo does a good job, but I don't know, they make Venom sound much more reptilian in this than I would like. But it still is a good performance, and Trejo I could see playing this character in a more serious version
said at 8:13 AM on Fri Aug 2 2013
Surf the Web
said at 10:55 AM on Thu Jul 25 2013
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Why are the rest of them saying "I" and not "We"? Stupid writers...
said at 8:33 AM on Tue Jul 23 2013
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YYYYYYYYESSS! Daran is winning!

Justice is done. :-)
said at 12:44 PM on Mon Jul 15 2013
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Daran & Keith are my top 2 favs though Brian was good too.

They should have got a different clip of Topher though as it wasn't the best clip though I like the fact he returned from the film.

Hank is really good too but he should stick 2 the Simpsons really for now and once that's over he can come back anytime.

Benjamin is pretty good & so is Arthur.

Steve, Quinton and Rod are bad at voicing this character (sorry guys but it's true).

Matt is ok but it would be nice 2 know who the unknown voice actor is as he also did a good job.

Chopper however isn't really well known enough.
said at 11:05 AM on Mon Sep 23 2013
Travis doesn't sound like Venom really.
said at 11:01 AM on Mon Jul 15 2013
I've heard Roger Craig Smith's Venom from Avengers Battle for Earth, he's pretty good, but not the best. He's not as generic as some of these guys.
said at 5:31 AM on Fri Jul 5 2013
Gonna be the odd one out and say Quinton Flynn.
said at 1:08 AM on Mon Jul 1 2013
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Norris and Szarabijka are neck and neck but I'll go with Darran mainly because he has alot more to work with.
said at 12:18 AM on Fri Jun 21 2013
Just started playin Ultimate Spiderman for the first time and I really like Arthur, but I'll stick with Darran
said at 10:57 PM on Fri Jun 14 2013
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I'm Going with Daran Norris.
said at 3:43 PM on Fri Jun 7 2013
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Daran Norris. He is funny, creepy, and down right threatining at the same time. I also like Ben and Matt, Topher is ok, but that is a really bad clip. Hank is good also.
said at 9:39 PM on Sat Jun 1 2013
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Just a thought, I don't know if it would be perfect, but what if Ron Perlman were to play Venom using his Clayface voice? (or something similar to it)
said at 5:40 PM on Sun Jun 2 2013
@Lpfan120 If he did his Clayface voice except deeper, and with a bit of a filter to it like some of the others, it might sound pretty good. It wouldn't be my ideal approach to Venom, but I think it would make for a very entertaining and fitting performance.

In fact, Ron Perlman's Matt Hagen would make a pretty decent Eddie Brock too, IMO.
said at 9:58 PM on Tue May 28 2013
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#1. Daran Norris made Venom threatning, heroic and comedic when he wanted to, and that to me is what makes the best Venom voice actor.
#2. Hank Azaria even with the computer edting sounded good. He made Venom sound tragic, and yet villainous with a hint of heroism, and it works.
#3. And now for somebody completely different. Chopper Bernet is the only guy to play Mac Gargan's Venom, and he played it well. Gargan is not heroic or tragic, unlike Eddie, so he has more of an intimitation and evil sound to him, and he nailed it.
#4. Keith Szarabajka made Venom sound threatning and evil, and made him sound like a monster, which he was in that game, he had little redeeming qualities, and if they ever have a game or cartoon with Venom in his Madness form, (it's unlikely) he'd be my pick.
said at 1:18 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
Just gonna give opinions on some of the newer ones, and some of the ones I missed before.

Danny Trejo. His accent is sticking out like a sore thumb, it's not good for Venom.

Matt Lanter. He sounds like a generic monster. Nothing much here

Topher Grace. It's hard to understand him through all that filtering, and poor quality, but even then, he sounds like he's bored as hell.

Arthur Burghardt. A fine job, not how I'd imagine Venom, but it worked well within the context of the game.

Ben Diskin. I'm not a fan, and this is not how I'd imagine Venom sounding. If there was one weak part of SSM for me, it was Venom and Eddie.

Unknown Voice Actor. This would actually make a really great voice for Carnage, but for Venom himself, it's no that well done.
said at 11:55 AM on Mon May 20 2013
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1: Daran Norris (Okay, maybe Im just biased for the Playstation Spider-Man games, but Daran Norris was the Venom I always imagined. A deep, raspy voice. His breathing and tounge sounds are what make Venom sound like the monster he is. And he's pretty funny too).

2: Unknown Voice Actor (I really wish we knew who this voice actor was, he was one of the few good voices in that game. Although not as deep as Daran, he has just the right amount of rasp and menacing breathing).

3: Keith Szarabajka (Although he has no personality, Keith makes a menacing Venom. It worked well that that game, which wasn't a bad game in the end. Another example of a great filter-less Venom).

4: Hank Azaria (While I don't care for the filter, Hank did a great job making Eddie Brock/Venom a tragic hero. Like Barnes though, he suffers from cheesy dialogue.
said at 11:30 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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If Steven Blum used his Anti-Venom voice, he'd be my favorite.
said at 11:29 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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Brian Drummond's close too.
said at 11:28 AM on Fri Mar 22 2013
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I've yet to hear my perfect Venom voice, but UVA comes close to what I've always imagined, Weird, huh?
said at 9:27 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@VctrBnsn I think if they slowed down Benjamin Diskins voice a lot I think it would fit better on how I imagined him
said at 11:12 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@skeletonking1234 Yeah, maybe, But as is, it kinda annoys me. Just putting a computer filter on a voice is a tad lazy for my taste, which also turns me off from Hanks, Tophers, and Matts performances.
said at 8:34 PM on Wed Jun 12 2013
@VctrBnsn The more I think about it, Daran Norris works best for me.
said at 3:57 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@VctrBnsn Welcome to the Daran Norris club, we'll love you more than your real family ever could.
said at 9:23 PM on Thu Jul 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I feel so privileged.
said at 4:20 PM on Mon Mar 11 2013
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So many interesting voice for Venom.

I'm actually going to vote for Daran Norris. Loved that the performance was both comedic and intimidating.
said at 9:16 PM on Fri Mar 1 2013
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Benjamin Diskin and Brian Drummond both did fairly well. I thought Keith Szarabajka was boring and sounded like a generic demon.

Daran Norris' dialogue was a little silly, but I like how monstrous and big he sounded. The way he breathes, the way he uses his tongue, it sounded more appropriate to me because it gave me the feeling of how much the symbiote had changes Brock physically while warping his mind at the same time. Keith's lacks personality and Benjamin Diskin's is just his Brock voice with filters. They aren't bad, but in my opinion Daran's approach actually sounded appropriately alien and monstrous while still having a lot of human personality to him.

None of them are perfect, but I think Daran gave the most creative and appropriate voice for the character. The others just don't have the same uniqueness I would expect Venom to have.
said at 4:43 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy In celebration of Daran Norris currently leading the poll, I thought I might give a few more thoughts on his Venom and it's reception.

The main complaint that people who've seen his performance have is that the way Venom was portrayed in the game was silly. I can see why his dialogue might appear that way to some people, but I think for the first half of the game it didn't give me that impression at all. He didn't start getting very silly (excluding lines like "Mm, brains, yummy!") until the cutscene directly after he was defeated.

For the rest of the time, especially Venom's opening monologue, he sounded like a very alien, monstrous, borderline demonic character. His gleeful, throaty chuckle was also very memorable to me. The fact that he says a few goofy, mocking things here and there (without going overboard) was great in my eyes because it showed that he enjoyed mocking and belittling Peter. Especially his broadcast challenging him to save Mary Jane.

He really did sound like a vengeful, dark villain for the most part. The difference was, he was really enjoying himself. I agree with others who've stated that this made his Venom an imposing, yet fun character who could pull both sides off very well.

I'm not overly familiar with other appearances of Venom, but this version had a dark, yet gleeful attitude to him that I thoroughly enjoyed. :) Glad to see Daran Norris' performance has gotten some exposure in this community.
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
Hank Azaria, Keith Szarajabka, Unknown VA, Brain Drummond for Classic, Arthur Burghardt for Ultimate. Matt Lanter and Ben Dishkin are neutral to me.
said at 5:16 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
@pete Oh and ran Norris is good for the comedic Venom.
said at 5:53 AM on Sun Feb 10 2013
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# 1 - Keith Szarabajka.
# 2 - Hank Azaria.
# 3 - Brian Drummond.
# 4 - Daran Norris.
# 5 - Arthur Burghardt
# 6 - Steve Blum.
# 7 - Chopper Bernet.
# 8 - Unknown Voice Actor.
# 9 - Benjamin Diskin.
# 10 - Quinton Flynn.
# 11 - Matt Lanter.
# 12 - Topher Grace.
said at 8:09 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
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Daran Norris for me.
said at 12:11 AM on Wed Jan 16 2013
@DaltonioSpidey94 Same here "hey where did spider-wuss go"?
said at 4:45 PM on Wed Jan 16 2013

Classic line, always loved that one.
said at 12:54 PM on Fri Feb 15 2013
@somoza "Surf the web surf the web"
said at 1:44 PM on Fri Oct 5 2012
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Ben Diskin is my favorite. Keith Szarabajka,Arthur Burghardt,Daran Norris, and the unknown VA are good. Topher Grace sounds like he's upchucking throughout his clip.
said at 3:21 AM on Sun Jan 20 2013
@coolgeek176 Agreed; I have no idea why the hell he isn't winning the poll.
said at 3:24 PM on Sun Jan 20 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight There is the distinct possibility that, oh I dunno, others have voiced the character better?
said at 3:33 AM on Wed Jan 30 2013
@CatsTuxedo Pfft.
said at 6:14 AM on Thu Jul 19 2012
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Meh, I don't mind so much, I mean frankly I prefer Keith Szarabajka over both Hank Azaria and Benjamin Diskin as Venom anyways.
said at 3:02 PM on Mon Jun 25 2012
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Where did all of Keith's votes come from?
said at 3:07 AM on Wed Jul 4 2012
@pete I know right? Is there some conspiracy going on?
said at 1:59 AM on Mon Jul 16 2012
@Torak It certainly looks like it to me.
said at 11:24 PM on Mon Dec 17 2012
@Torak Seems legit. O_O
said at 6:08 AM on Sat Jun 23 2012
said at 1:06 PM on Sun Jun 10 2012
My picks for Venom are Hank Azaria, Benjamin Diskin, Keith Szarabajka, Steven Blum, and Daran Norris
Nightmare Crusher
said at 10:15 AM on Sat Jun 9 2012
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WHOA! Keith Szarabajka really jumped ahead in the poll. I'd almost say it was hacked, but it's not as outlandish as poll hacks on this site usually are. Guess a bunch of his fans must have joined recently.
said at 2:35 AM on Tue May 29 2012
To be honest all have their weak points... Matt Lanter needs another clip from the second Venom episode, that one doesn't do him justice! But yeah in the end I guess I'm sticking with Hank Azaria.
said at 12:35 PM on Tue May 8 2012
Btw I believe the UVA you are looking for is Pat Miller, don't have a picture of him though. Hope this helps. :)
said at 12:25 PM on Tue May 8 2012
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Daran Norris for me, gets the perfect balance between comedic and scariness for Venom.

Hank and Brian are the best "Comic book" based Venom's.

Like Metabad said the UVA is actually pretty good surprisingly: sounds creepy and menacing, he did a pretty good job IMO.

Benjamin sounds too wimpy for Venom, no offense to anyone who thinks otherwise.

Keith and Arthur are actually too deep for Venom, while Quinton and Chopper were too high pitched.

Normally I like Steve but here he is actually kind of disappointing, he doesn't have that monstrous tone to his voice that the others do, he can do a lot better to be honest.

Matt's was disappointing, he should stick to Anakin Skywaler.

As for Topher: Why is he belching and talking at the same time? Kinda sound monotone as well, defiantly the weakest Venom IMO.
said at 11:22 AM on Sat May 5 2012
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...yeah, Matt Lanter just sounds too plain goofy to me, I know Venom has some comedic moments at times in the various incarnations I've seen him in, but I simply cannot take this voice seriously at all, I'm sticking with Daran Norris (who can do both comedic, and serious moments perfectly)
said at 1:31 AM on Sat May 5 2012
Yeah, not really digging Matt's Venom. Sticking with Benjamin Diskin.
said at 11:30 AM on Mon Jun 25 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight After watching the last USM episode, I could say that Matt Lanter's isn't as bad as I thought before. He's good, but not ideal. Still sticking with Benjamin Diskin.
said at 1:29 AM on Sat May 5 2012
Need more for Matt Lanter. That clip is too short. I read he was gonna be played by Topher Grace speaking of whom his game performance is actually better for Venom. Too bad he didn't use it in the movie.
said at 1:23 AM on Sat May 5 2012
*facepalms* They've should've gotten someone else for Venom on Ultimate Spider-Man. Really not digging Matt Lanter's Venom. Yeah, I'll be sticking Keith Szarabajka for Venom.
said at 4:40 PM on Mon Apr 2 2012
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1. Brian Drummond
2. Keith Szarabajka
3. Arthur Burghardt
4. Daran Norris
5. Hank Azaria

Benjamin Diskin did better as Eddie Brock and I prefer Steve Blum as Anti Venom
said at 12:42 AM on Wed Mar 28 2012
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I'm hoping that LucasArts includes Durge in season 5 of the new CGI Clone Wars series. Because I believe Keith Szarabajka would be the perfect voice actor to portray him, based on how great his Venom voice is.
said at 9:16 AM on Sun Mar 4 2012
1:Steve Blum
2:Daran Norris
3:Keith Szarabajka
4:Arthur Burghardt
5:Quinton Flynn
6:Brian Drummond
7:Hank Azaria
said at 3:26 PM on Wed May 16 2012
8:Matt Lanter
said at 7:23 AM on Thu May 17 2012
9: Benjamin Diskin
said at 7:34 AM on Sat May 19 2012
10:Unknown Voice Actor
11:Rod Wilson
12:Topher Grace
?:Chopper Bernet
said at 6:01 AM on Thu Feb 2 2012
Benjamin Diskin
said at 3:56 PM on Tue Jan 31 2012
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Travis Willingham should play Venom in future installments!!!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:39 PM on Wed Jan 11 2012
I've never played the PS1 Spider-Man game and when I saw that Daran Norris was playing him I thought it would be a ridiculous silly voice, but I was wrong! That clip scared me and then I found out he was still a comedic character and that made it even better.
said at 1:19 PM on Fri Dec 30 2011
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Hank Azaria
said at 12:38 AM on Tue Dec 6 2011
Love that Hank Azaria is beating Benjamin Dishkin by 12 in the polls. Finally a TAS VA is winning with a SSM VA pretty far behind.
said at 1:50 PM on Sat Oct 15 2011
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Hank in first everthing i see he always comes into my mind he nailed venom he only missed the deep voice but still hank wins 1st place hands down

I liked artuher a lot he got the fearsome horor venom he gets 2nd place

3rd would be unknown voice actor he was very well done as venom but he probbaly be a great carnage

those are my 3 favs
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Sep 1 2011
Okay so I'm gonna repost my opinion since it's differ since last time.

Now I said Ben Diskin was a close second to me but I had recently watched Spectular Spiderman and was kinda brainedwashed by the show so anyway, he's alright. I mean for that version of Venom he's fine but he sounds kinda young, the double voice effect doesn't seem fitting for venom, and at times seems forced. Not hate to Spectular SPiderman or Ben but not that great of a Venom.

Hank makes Venom sound angryly insane, which I like. He made Venom sound threatening, angry and unpredictable but Hank also pulled off Venom's "Heroic" moments.

I like Brian Drummond and I think this is a good example of his work. I think it's unpredictable (not as much as Hank), deep but not too deep and could actually pull off "hero" moments better than Hank.

Aruthor's was too deep and a bit monster-like but I like the growling he did.

Now I hated Web of Shadows but Keith wasn't god awful (unlike the person who played Spiderman in the game). Good points are it sounded deep but not too deep and, from what I've seen at the end, he can pull off "heroic" moments. Bad points; monotoned, sounded like he was bored, and acting wasn't great.

When I heard Steven Blum was going to be Venom I was excited cause his wolferine was really good but I was kinda disapointed. One it's too high for Venom, plus a little too raspy. Steve can do a deep voice so I'm confused why he didn't.

Speaking of a disapointing voice of Venom, Topher Grace! The voice modulator they used in the game sounds awkard and makes him sound kinda robotic. Why not keep how he sounded in the movie, when Topher just made his voice deeper. Would that be so hard?

Bernet sounds like he had more potentical but I can't really judge him with what little I heard.

Norris sounds great, a good deep but not too deep and like Authur's has a cool growling noise. However Venom wasn't taken very serious in the game is Norris didn't get a real chance to shine.

I normally don't judge voice actors from games like Capcon vs Marvel but I do like how Wilson
said "Venom Fang". I kinda wish I could hear him do actually dialog instead of just attack names and some taunts.

I like Quinto Flynn so it pains me to say this, he's the weakest one here. His take was forced and too high. Also it could have used some voice modulating.

Mr. Unknown was good. Unpredictable and really terrorfying. The voice modulating effect is different from some of the others and makes his (or maybe her for all we know, wouldn't that be interesting) performace more interesting and orignal.

So I actually had a hard time choosing which I prefer but in the end I like Drummond's take. He captured more of Venom's personality, the evil revenge seeking villain and the dark anti-hero.
Also I noticed a mistake with Norri's and Blum's clips, they said I and me instead of we.
said at 2:31 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
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In regards to Eddie as Venom, I'm gonna go odd man out here and say my fav's Keith Szarabjka as Venom. Hank Azaria's good, too, as is Steven Blum. Benjamiun Diskin's all right and Arthur Burghardt's good as Ultmiate Venom.

Chopper Bennett's good, too, for Scorpion as Venom.
said at 2:35 AM on Sun Aug 21 2011
@Anicomicgeek On, and I forgot to mention this: while--again odd man out--I don't have a problem with the voice of Venom in the actual Spider-Man 3 movie, but I don't like the effect added to it in the game. It makes him sound a little like Killer Moth from The Batman.
said at 9:09 AM on Sun Aug 14 2011
Hank did a fine job on the 90s show, but Diskin gets to explore so much more depth and range to Brock, and he's truly frightening as Venom. Everyone else is just "good".
said at 12:53 PM on Wed Jul 20 2011
Hank Azaria, to me gets the Venom-persona down, though the character design for Venom in this series (my favorite) wasn't that great...

Steve Blum is a close second, and his work for Wolverine alone is enough to impress.
said at 10:51 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
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Ben Diskin. He actually sounded unstable and dangerous. Azaria sounded like a generic thug, and the others tried too hard to sound scary.
said at 2:47 AM on Sat May 5 2012
@D.A.V.E. Still sticking with Diskin for Venom. Not to mention I'm still unsure about Harry being Venom, rather than Eddie.
said at 1:09 PM on Tue Jun 21 2011
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Hank Azaria and Brian Drummond are closest to how I imagine Venom sounding in the comics.

Ben Diskin, Daran Norris, Topher Grace, and Quinton Flynn sound good for what they were.

Arthur Burghard sounds like an evil Yoda, Keith Szarabajka sounds too sinister, Steve Blum sounds like a cross between his Green Goblin and Vilgax, and the other three voices are pretty wooden to me.
said at 1:37 PM on Wed May 25 2011
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Hank Azaria is my favourite, it mainly comes down to me thinking he is the perfect Eddie Brock, being a pathetic jerk, and that ultimately lead to his Venom being the best for me.
said at 8:49 PM on Sat May 21 2011
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Daran Norris is perfect for Venom, he was great in the game and is pretty much the voice I've come to associate with Venom whenever I think of him or read his dialogue.

I do love the way Rod Wilson reads his "VENOM FANG" line.

The unknown voice actor actually did really good, a shame I don't know who it is. Props to whoever did that voice.

Hank Azaria does pretty good, but I don't think he really sounds monstrous enough. I mean an alien parasites infecting him and he just sort of sounds like an angry new yorker on steroids. Oh well, not the best, but not the worst either.

Brian Drummond sounds...a little too deep, I never thought I'd actually say that for Venom, but there you go. Same goes for Arthur Burghardt, though I do like the strange growling noises he makes. That's a nice touch.

Keith Szarabajka sounds really good and is probably in second place for me, the only thing is that I think something's wrong with his sound file, it'll only play out of the left speaker on my headphone while the rest play just fine.

Steve Blum...normally I like him, but he sounds a little too high pitched here which surprises me, he usually does deep voices really well but he just didn't do it for me here. I find the voice decent, but not suitable for Venom. Sorry Blum.

Chopper Bernet and Quinton Flynn both sound way too high pitched for Venom.

Benjamin Diskin just sounds like a whiny preteen to me, definitely doesn't fit Venom.

Topher Grace...WOW, he sounds HORRIBLE! Sure I was disappointed that he didn't speak as Venom much during the movie. But if he sounded like that? Eugh...suddenly him taking off his Venom face to talk as Brock doesn't seem like such a bad idea to me. Oddly enough he says "don't get bored" well he SOUNDS bored. Way too casual to make a good Venom.
said at 2:13 AM on Sun Nov 6 2011
@Metabad Thank you! Daran Norris was the quintessential venom... And not just because I grew up on that game. I grew up with Hank's Venom as well and never liked it. To me, Venom needs that deep scratchy voice so he can be evil and growl, but use the same voice to be of comfort to those he saves as a "lethal protector."
said at 10:40 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
@Metabad Was thinking about making another post but I realized my opinion hasn't changed much and I went over most everything pretty well here, some things I want to add, though...

Jason Bryden's my second favourite for coming pretty close to my imagined voice for him. He's no Daran Norris but he sounds pretty cool in his own right.

Brian Drummond actually sounded a lot higher in most of the episodes I've seen him in, he just sounded a little deeper in that episode for some reason, I like him a little more than I thought I would. He'd be third for me.

Keith's voice sounds cool, and fits Venom really well, although the acting is a little monotone for my liking.

Ben Diskin does sound better in the Amazing Spider-Man game but it sounds like a voice that would fit Carnage more.

Dee's much better as Carnage than as Venom.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:55 PM on Sun May 1 2011
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Shame no one knows who Mr. Unknown is, he sounds pretty good. I wouldn't mind that as a voice for Venom.
Anyway I felt some of the voices were either too deep or too high.
Author and Keither I thought were too deep for Venom while Quinton and Steven were too high (interesting I thought it was Vic Mign. was Venom in Spiderman: Friend and Foe)
My favorites are Hank and Ben though I guess I'm going with Hank just because I grew up listening to his voice.
said at 11:37 PM on Sat Mar 19 2011
With the effect added in the video game, Topher Grace sounds MUCH better than he did in the movie. He was a fantastic Eddie Brock, but Venom? Meh.
said at 5:27 PM on Fri Mar 11 2011
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Ben Diskin is the only one not using sound tricks to get the effect. He does two voices and they overlapped them. Very talented, very hard on the voice and very well done for his part.
said at 6:49 PM on Tue Mar 8 2011
Thanks to the PS1 Spider-Man game, Norris is who I hear in my head when I read Venom in comics.

Also: Venom was hilarious in that game.
SM Scorx
said at 7:36 PM on Thu Feb 10 2011
To be fair, the MUA2 Venom is Mac Gargan (aka the Scorpion).
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:04 PM on Tue Jul 6 2010
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I was pleasantly surprised by Daran Norris and Hank Azaria's excellent performances since I only knew them for their comedic roles. (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide for the former, and The Simpsons for the latter.) Arthur Burghardt was great too. I can't choose!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 6:08 PM on Wed Mar 17 2010
Quinton Flynn now added!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:00 PM on Wed Jan 13 2010
Chopper Bernet now added

its VERY short

I'm sure there's a longer clip but I couldn't find one

anyone find a longer clip send it my way on the forums :)
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 8:03 PM on Tue Jan 5 2010
Topher Grace from spiderman 3 video game now added. I'll try and and some of the others who are still missing sometime soon.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 12:37 AM on Sun Dec 6 2009
@bypasser lol totally agree, Arthur's eyes and mouth expression give him that Garrett look :P
said at 3:38 PM on Sat Jul 18 2009
To me its a tie between Hank and Brian, but I will mention more if I can get the clips for Venom in the games.
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