'Batman' Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Performs 'The Dark Knight' Monologue

Sunday, 06 August 2017 - 12:32PM
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Sunday, 06 August 2017 - 12:32PM
'Batman' Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Performs 'The Dark Knight' Monologue
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For anyone who's grown up on Batman stuff since the 90s, Kevin Conroy is the voice of the Dark Knight - from the Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League cartoons to the Arkham games, Conroy always manages to swoop in, usually alongside Mark Hamill as the Joker.

So if Conroy were to perform Christian Bale's final monologue from The Dark Knight, that could easily become one of those "didn't realize how much you wanted that until now" scenarios. Should that be the case, Conroy's luckily done just that, appearing on the Nerdist show Talkin' Toons to wax poetic over how much the city of Gotham needs Harvey Dent, with host and veteran voice actor Rob Paulsen filling in for Commissioner Gordon. 


It honestly sounds a little better than the original line reading from Bale, who's gravelly Batman voice was only intimidating when you could understand what he's saying. The appeal of Kevin Conroy's Batman voice was always how it never sounded like vocal chords being torn apart, it was just low and deadpan. Bale's is still fine though, and both sound more menacing than Ben Affleck in the new DCEU movies like Justice League.

As a bonus, here's Conroy's performance (and Paulsen's too) dubbed over the actual scene from The Dark Knight, with a couple edits to match up the pacing and remove Conroy's minor flub toward the end:



No word on whether Mark Hamill might stop by to read some of Heath Ledger's Joker lines, although those two Jokers are so different that it's harder to imagine that one.

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