Tim Daly vs. George Newbern

#1 Posted by JakeN7 (11799 posts) - - Show Bio


#2 Posted by GunGunW (996 posts) - - Show Bio

No one beats Tim Daly, but Newbern is the next best thing

#3 Posted by zeejaybay (70 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Daly if you want a nice, down to earth Superman.

George Newbern if you want a no nonsense, leader of the JL Superman.

#4 Edited by JakeN7 (11799 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure if this has been done before, but I just wanted to know who you guys prefer as the voice of Superman. Honestly, I'm completely indifferent on the issue. I think they both do a fantastic job and I'm happy to hear either one play Supes. George Newbern took over as the voice of Superman in the Justice League animated series. This was because Tim Daly (who had played Superman in the DC Animated Universe up until that point) was bound to a contract for the TV series The Fugitive. After that, both are commonly associated with being the voice of Superman as much as Kevin Conroy is the voice of Batman or Mark Hamill is the voice of Joker. They have both been cast pretty evenly in the amount of roles as Superman and It's very hard for me to decide which one I prefer. It is worth noting however that as a kid watching the DCAU, I never would've guessed that the voice-actor for Justice League was different than the voice-actor for Superman: The Animated Series. Therefore, when reading comics I read Superman as Tim Daly, but since then I've realized it's probably either an amalgamation of the two, or I switch without even noticing. I voted for option C.

Tim Daly's latest performance as Superman was for the animated movie Justice League: Doom (2012)

George Newbern's latest performance as Superman was for the upcoming video game Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)

#5 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Adam Baldwin!

#6 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13012 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Daly is my favorite. Newbern always sounded like he was trying hard.

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#7 Posted by wessaari (622 posts) - - Show Bio

the do sound somewhat similar but I am more used to Tim Daly. Newbern did great in Superman vs The Elite btw

#8 Posted by Eternal19 (2076 posts) - - Show Bio

they both sound very similar and for a little bit i thought the same person who voiced superman in the animated series was voicing him in justice league

#9 Posted by Z3RO180 (6473 posts) - - Show Bio

Really they are both awesome

#10 Posted by ComicStooge (12607 posts) - - Show Bio

I like them both equally.

#11 Posted by ThanosIsMad (2203 posts) - - Show Bio

@JakeN7 said:

Not sure if this has been done before, but I just wanted to know who you guys prefer as the voice of Superman. Honestly, I'm completely indifferent on the issue. I think they both do a fantastic job and I'm happy to hear either one play Supes. George Newbern took over as the voice of Superman in the Justice League animated series. This was because Tim Daly (who had played Superman in the DC Animated Universe up until that point) was bound to a contract for the TV series The Fugitive. After that, both are commonly associated with being the voice of Superman as much as Kevin Conroy is the voice of Batman or Mark Hamill is the voice of Joker. They have both been cast pretty evenly in the amount of roles as Superman and It's very hard for me to decide which one I prefer. It is worth noting however that as a kid watching the DCAU, I never would've guessed that the voice-actor for Justice League was different than the voice-actor for Superman: The Animated Series. Therefore, when reading comics I read Superman as Tim Daly, but since then I've realized it's probably either an amalgamation of the two, or I switch without even noticing. I voted for option C.

Tim Daly's latest performance as Superman was for the animated movie Justice League: Doom (2012)

George Newbern's latest performance as Superman was for the upcoming video game Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)

He did Superman vs The Elite, too.

I'm more of a Newbern fan, but both are excellent.

#12 Posted by JakeN7 (11799 posts) - - Show Bio

@ThanosIsMad said:

@JakeN7 said:

Not sure if this has been done before, but I just wanted to know who you guys prefer as the voice of Superman. Honestly, I'm completely indifferent on the issue. I think they both do a fantastic job and I'm happy to hear either one play Supes. George Newbern took over as the voice of Superman in the Justice League animated series. This was because Tim Daly (who had played Superman in the DC Animated Universe up until that point) was bound to a contract for the TV series The Fugitive. After that, both are commonly associated with being the voice of Superman as much as Kevin Conroy is the voice of Batman or Mark Hamill is the voice of Joker. They have both been cast pretty evenly in the amount of roles as Superman and It's very hard for me to decide which one I prefer. It is worth noting however that as a kid watching the DCAU, I never would've guessed that the voice-actor for Justice League was different than the voice-actor for Superman: The Animated Series. Therefore, when reading comics I read Superman as Tim Daly, but since then I've realized it's probably either an amalgamation of the two, or I switch without even noticing. I voted for option C.

Tim Daly's latest performance as Superman was for the animated movie Justice League: Doom (2012)

George Newbern's latest performance as Superman was for the upcoming video game Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)

He did Superman vs The Elite, too.

I know, I just saw it on Netflix the other night. I thought the performance was excellent and it was part of what inspired me to make this thread. I was just listing what his most recent performance of Superman was.

#13 Posted by batfan1939 (364 posts) - - Show Bio

I know it's been a month, but... what's so different? I have all 14 DC DTV's and all of Superman: TAS and JL/JLU on DVD, watched them growing up, and have watched clips of both on YouTube: I can't tell them apart!

#14 Posted by JakeN7 (11799 posts) - - Show Bio

@batfan1939 said:

I know it's been a month, but... what's so different? I have all 14 DC DTV's and all of Superman: TAS and JL/JLU on DVD, watched them growing up, and have watched clips of both on YouTube: I can't tell them apart!

Me neither honestly! That's part of why I posed this question and put "They're both great" as an option (which I voted for.) I was just wondering if anyone had a preference of one over the other, because to me, they sound very similar.

#15 Posted by consolemaster001 (5346 posts) - - Show Bio

BOTH !

#16 Posted by Onemoreposter (4032 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw said:

No one beats Tim Daly, but Newbern is the next best thing

Pretty much this

#17 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are awesome. But Newbern also voices Sephiroth. So Newbern for me.

#18 Posted by lightsout (1827 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are good but I have to go with the original, Daly. As long as either is the voice in the DVD-features, I'm good (I'm sorry, but given the choice I'd rather have them then any "mainstream" celebs doing VA work. Not that they're bad, but I want consistency).

#19 Posted by Black_Claw (2976 posts) - - Show Bio

Both. Sometimes they sound the same to me.

#20 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

Both.

#21 Posted by mpierce2690 (316 posts) - - Show Bio

It's easily Tim Daly, but George Newbern is as good of a second choice as it gets.

#22 Posted by sinestro_GL (3128 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Daly put in brilliant performances in each episode of STAS.

During the early days of Newbern on JL, the voice acting was pretty bad, coupled with the crap writing of the Superman character. However, Newbern improved loads as early as the second season of JL.

#23 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they kick each other's ass.

#24 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Daly if you want a nice, down to earth Superman.

George Newbern if you want a no nonsense, leader of the JL Superman.

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#25 Edited by ganon15 (1450 posts) - - Show Bio

They don't really sound all that similar to me, actually. I have to go with Tim Daly, his voice sounds more down to earth and more relaxed compared to Newbern's more aggressive tone. But Newbern's great too! If Tim's not available for the voice, Newbern's easily the best option for Superman's voice.

#26 Posted by theoneA7 (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Both of them are great. I like Tim Daly, but George Newbern seems to fit better for Injustice.

#27 Edited by The Stegman (24053 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh, I love both..but at the end of the day, I give it to Daly.

#28 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6130 posts) - - Show Bio

@gungunw said:

No one beats Tim Daly, but Newbern is the next best thing

Ugh, I love both..but at the end of the day, I give it to Daly.

This. Until I saw this

Both. Sometimes they sound the same to me.

#29 Posted by consolemaster001 (5346 posts) - - Show Bio
#30 Posted by ganon15 (1450 posts) - - Show Bio

Daly, it'll always be Tim Daly

#31 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio
#32 Posted by modernww2fare (1121 posts) - - Show Bio

Tim Daly

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#33 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Both. Sometimes they sound the same to me.

Tim Daly if you want a nice, down to earth Superman.

George Newbern if you want a no nonsense, leader of the JL Superman.

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