I had to specifically add onto the title that we will be taking a look at some of the best Batman voices, but will not be including Kevin Conroy. Only since we all already know WHO the best Batman voice is, no one will ever be able to top Conroy as Batman. So we decided to show some love to those other voice actors that have become the Dark Knight over the years. The ones that have been the most memorable in various animated and live-action incarnations. Don’t you worry, none of these are considered better than Conroy at all.
Also Read: 10 Greatest Animated Batman Films – Ranked
Jason O’Mara (DC Animated Movie Universe)
First appearing as Batman in Justice League: War, Jason O’Mara continued his role as the Caped Crusader throughout the entire DC Animated Movie Universe. From Son of Batman to Justice League vs. Teen Titans and all the way until the finale with Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, O’Mara has managed to create a believable Batman for this iteration of the New 52.
Bruce Greenwood (Batman: Under the Red Hood)
Probably one of the most underrated voice actors to take on the Dark Knight, Greenwood first provided his voice talents in the animated film Batman: Under the Red Hood. Managing to provide an emotional and empathetic Batman after the death of Robin. Greenwood returned once again for the series Young Justice and again in Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.
Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins)
As Rocksteady were crafting their finale with Arkham Knight, fans were anticipating to see another installment in the franchise after Arkham City. Luckily WB Montreal managed to put together Arkham Origins, a prequel taking place years before Arkham Asylum. Now with a younger and more restless Batman, Roger Craig Smith managed to provide a youthful yet determined persona that would eventually lead to Conroy’s version of Batman in the other games.
Peter Weller (The Dark Knight Returns)
Based on Frank Millers groundbreaking graphic novel, so accurately adapted into two parts. Peter Weller (most notable as Robocop) created the pitch perfect voice for Miller’s version of Batman. Not only does he fit the kind of Batman they are going for, but he does it in such a way that fits the lines written. Now when we read Batman’s monologue to Superman about being the one man who beat him, we can’t help but hear Weller’s voice.
Ben McKenzie (Batman: Year One)
Going from being Batman in this other Frank Miller adaption, to Commissioner Gordon in the series Gotham, Ben McKenzie has definitely been around the Batman block. Providing a voice of a young and inexperienced Batman, McKenzie creates an excellent blend of both for his version of the Dark Knight.
Rino Romano (The Batman)
A bit of a struggle to accept at the beginning, since this series was the first animated Batman show we had seen since Conroy in Batman The Animated Series and Justice League. Luckily overtime, we came to appreciate this iteration of the Caped Crusader through five seasons and an animated film. The new look and style the creators were going for worked out well with the voice performance Romano was giving.
Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave And The Bold)
Another underrated voice of the Dark Knight, Bader is most known for his version of Batman from the animated series The Brave and the Bold. Exploring the Caped Crusader from his time during the Silver Age of comics, pairing him up with other heroes from the DC Universe and crafting a much lighter hearted and fun version of Batman. Bader manages to capture that, with his deep and epic voice that just oozes justice.
Jeremy Sisto (Justice League: The New Frontier)
Speaking of Silver Age, the film Justice League: The New Frontier takes a look at the transitional period superheroes took during the Golden Age to Silver. Part of that also saw Batman and his change from the charming hero to the ruthless Dark Knight. Sisto provides excellent voiceover work for both aspects of the Caped Crusader.
Ben Affleck (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice)
While not exactly an animated iteration we are covering for this list, Affleck’s voice over for Batman was brilliant. Of course we have always wondered what Bruce Wayne would have to do when it came to changing his voice. Zack Snyder and crew came up with a brilliant concept to give him a voice changer. Especially because let’s be honest… No one can change their voice to become Batman the way Conroy does. Better create a sense of realism by giving him an actual voice changer.
Will Arnett (The Lego Batman Movie)
A strange pick for our list, however it is one that works for this film. First appearing in the film The Lego Movie, Arnett returned to voice the Lego version of the Dark Knight for the sequel film and solo movie. Luckily, Arnett embodies the perfect voice for this iteration of Batman. Creating a Batman voice that comes off as accurate to the source material and one that is equally as funny. While this voice comes off as humorous, it could easily be taken into a much more dramatic way if they wanted too.