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The Joker Actor Chart by JokerAgentChaos The Joker Actor Chart by JokerAgentChaos
I've wanted to do this for a while now. This is just a chart displaying the actors who have played The Joker. Voice actors are at the bottom and live action actors are at the top.

It shows the name of each actor along with the year they were born (and in Heath's case, died.) Isn't it sad that Heath is the only one who is dead out of all of these? :cries:

Cesar Romero isn't on here, I'm afraid. :( He is the only other Joker actor who has died.

It also shows their latest age. (Heath was 28 when he died, but if he was still alive he'd be 32.)

I looked for good pictures to use, and I think I found some pretty good ones. John DiMaggio is the newest addition to this legacy; he played The Joker in DC'S 2010 animated movie Batman: Under The Red Hood. I think he did an amazing job! :clap: Three cheers for John! :eager: I hope to hear more of his Joker voice!

Mark Hamill has a little collage of Jokers that he's voiced. Batman: Arkham Asylum video game, Batman: The animated series, Batman the new animated series (seasons 3 + 4 when Joker's design changed), and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.

This took eight hours over a span of four days. :)
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:iconlouiseisbatman:
LouiseIsBatman Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Heath Ledger was my favourite ~RIP~ Waaaah! Love Black and White Heart - Free to use 
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WillowTear Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Mark Hamill, Heath Ledger and Troy Baker! Absolutely love them. Waiting for Jared Leto to become one of my favorites. <3
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wickedwizard1991 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a neat chart,i like everyone's portrayal but my absolute favorite is ledger, the voice and twitchy way he moves are bad-ass.
 
but off topic question i got is: why do some portrayals of the joker make it look like he has a balding or receding hairline,i always wondered that?
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Demon242 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
There's never been a badly done portrayal of The Joker, has there? Every actor put their own little spin on Joker and brought out something about his personality and mentality. Naturally, we have our favorites, but I don't think any of us don't like any version of Joker that we've seen. They've just always done him so well, if in different ways. He's the one villain we all love (relatively speaking, of course.) 
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madwriter1997 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Hamil's my favorite
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ElwinRansom Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I have a tie between Richardson and Hamill, they both give me chills
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Hamill all the way.
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doctor3uk Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Hamill all the way.
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The-Warp-Corrupts Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Jack nicholson and mark hamill is my two absolute fav jokers ^^ mostly because they have been there all the time during my childhood ^^ but all of them has done a great job I think and heats job was superb in its own right ^^
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LittleWeasley Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I adore Heath's Joker, and Mark Hamill's Joker in the Arkham games!
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flaky178 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heath Ledger :c
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osideous Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
you forgot Cesar Romero
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dbjc13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I like all of them even though I had to get used to the barman's Joker but he did a good job none the less.First time I heard John DiMaggio's Joker I liked it
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BatmanFanboy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Mark Hamill is king! he was the only one who made it convincing that The Joker absolutely enjoyed human torture and destruction.
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mcjewfr0 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
All Of Them Brilliant
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taterman88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
You need to add benjamin linus from the dark knight returns. looks great btw.
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AnimeFlames Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Mark Hamill and Heath Ledger are the TV staples for the Joker character, any one agree?
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Chopper-chan1221 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Heath..... :(
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InuDante Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mark Hamill was the best Joker in my opinion. ^M^
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clockworkscar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kevin Richardson and Heath Ledger.  My favorite Jokers of all time!  
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clarysyntel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you missed the first actor who played the joker in the 60's movie.. i cant remember his exact name but i do know that he was Latino.
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NoXV Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Filmographer
Caesar Romero.
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BuryMeInBlack2210 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking Mark Hamill is honestly the best for voicing the Joker. 
Like Joker in my head, talks like Mark. :)
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kagomemorino Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... did you know michale emerson played the voice of joker too?
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yohoho4017 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think John DiMaggio makes an awesome Joker.
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speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist
:iconclapplz: :salute: I salute all of you amazing jokers HELL YEAH
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katie021800 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
John DiMaggio sure was.....something
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BardenVellwood Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mark Hamill is my favorite!
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JilliePope Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Mark is my favorite...
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dbjc13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
All are great in my honest opinion but since Arkham City was Mark Hamill last time doing the joker's voice John Dimaggio is a great stand in.
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DLartist Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome tribute.
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ThePumpkinKing14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What about Gorge Romero :p
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ThePumpkinKing14 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Caesar* my bad I have no clue where Gorge came from
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supershadow40 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
"I'm glad your dead" (laughing maniacally)
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joker99xdraven Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
ermmm what about Caesar Romero??
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master281455 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I love all these Jokers and they are all brilliant in their own unique ways.

Jack Nicholson's Joker was more of the silver age Joker being a little silly laughing more then usual and killing in some inventive ways (Joy buzzer scene was epic).

Heath Ledger's Joker, in my opinion, is the greatest live action Joker he really nailed the dark side of the Joker while keeping a few of the Joker's silly traits but still was almost scary. And also is the most realistic and most likely version of Joker that could exist in the real world.

Kevin Michael Richard's Joker is a very different take on the character. You can clearly see the two sides of the Joker in Kevin's voice work. Being all goofy with his high voice but then easily bringing it down to become the more menacing and threatening Joker. Also nice to see a Joker that can give Batman a challenge physically for a change.

Mark Hamill's Joker is the one, including myself, that everyone loves and compares other Jokers to. Mark captured the perfect combination of the goofy clown with the homicidal killer below the surface. This is definatly shown in the Arkham games.

Finally John Dimaggio's Joker is one i very much enjoyed showing a dark Joker with a dry sense of humor, enjoying things no one else would giving us the Joker we wouldn't laugh along side with like Hamill's. It defiantly showed the darker side of the Clown.

I would like to see more of John's Joker now that Hamill's called it a day on playing the Joker. I think their all great Jokers and won't be forgotten any time soon.
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JokerAgentChaos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Completely agree with you! ^_^ Thank you for such a wonderful and thoroughly though-out comment! I also really hope to see more of John Dimaggio's Joker. Gonna miss Hamill a lot.
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master281455 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
he defiantly will be missed but thankfully we have many good Joker to replace him with. He will be missed. And thanks for liking my comment :)
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Thejokerind Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
why are you missing Caesar Romero
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:iconjoker99xdraven:
joker99xdraven Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I was thinking the same thing
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ValkCaine Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
mark hamill is my fav voice for joker
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Mindkiller1989 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Random thought: Despite Heath Ledger's talent in his role as the Joker in "The Dark Knight," what if Mark Hamill was the Joker in that movie instead? He's just my personal favorite out of the bunch.
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NanaLeeII Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
There was always debates on which Joker is better and for me I will defend so matter what; Heath Ledger is the best live action Joker and Mark Hamill is the best voice for Joker. Heath get him a good, visual persona of Joker and he would actually press his tongue to his cheek like Joker. Also, I don't know why, but I think the reason why the Trilogy stared Bane instead of Joker because Heath let such a big impression that it just wouldn't be right if Joker was someone else.
And as for Mark Hamill, well he's just awesome. I mean I grew up watching the Animated series and he is honestly my favorites.
Either why, each of their (all of them) performances were all really amazing.
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Yubitsume Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always had a liking for Kevin's especially, probably because he can pitch his voice really high and sound devilishly crazy, but then he can bring it back down and become something really menacing.

Then I gotta admit, I was blown away by John's performance too. He was able to capture Joker's image, but also, he gave the character a dryness in his humor that I think we've yet to seen with any of the other VAs at that time.

I think that they're all amazing, really. :D
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MrMiro96 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Mark Hamill has the perfect Joker voice.
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channah23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, for live-action, the best Joker was Heath Ledger [ RIP]
But, I think Mark Hammil's Joker voice is perfect for the Joker! :)
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Mary-Annette-Napier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I also agree
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channah23 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
now, my opinion has gone to jack nicholson. :)
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channah23 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
:)
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JokerAgentChaos Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Same here friend! :highfive:
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