The “Man of Steel” is celebrating his 75th year and to commemorate this milestone director Zack Snyder teamed up with artist and animator Bruce Timm to create a two-minute short that traces the history of Superman from his debut on the cover of 1938’s Action Comics, all the way to Henry Cavill in Man of Steel. This is a must-see video for any Superman fan, or comic book fan in general. Check out the video on YouTube.

Over 73 of those years there have been many reincarnations of the animated Superman from television series, movies, and video games that  in honour of the this momentous occasion we’ve compiled a list of voice actors who’ve played the Man of Steel in a variety of animated productions dating back to the 1940s.

Superman (1940s): Bud Collyer

Challenge of the Super Friends (1978): Danny Dark

Superman (1988): Beau Weaver

Superman: The Animated Series (1996): Tim Daly

Batman Beyond (1999): Christopher McDonald

Justice League (2001): George Newbern

Superman: The Man of Steel (2002): Jeff Kramer

Krypto the Superdog (2005): Michael Daingerfield Hall

Legion of Superheroes (2006): Yuri Lowenthal

Justice League Heroes (2006): Crispin Freeman

Superman: Doomsday (2007): Adam Baldwin

Batman Black and White (2008): Joseph May

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008): Roger Rose

Superman: Red Son (2009): David Lodge

Young Justice (2010): Nolan North

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010): Mark Harmon

DC Super Friends (2010): David Kaye

All-Star Superman (2011): James Denton

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (2012): Travis Willingham

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2(2013): Mark Valley

Superman: Unbound (2013): Matt Bomer

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox(2013): Sam Daly

To listen to an audio comparison of these Superman performances, visit:  http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/voice-compare/Superman/Superman/

 

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