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Who Played Joker in the Batman Arkham Series?

The Joker is one of the most iconic and popular villains in the Batman universe. He has appeared in numerous Batman stories, including movies, TV shows, and video games.

The Batman Arkham series is one of the most successful video game adaptations of the Dark Knight and his rogues’ gallery. In this article, we will explore who played Joker in the Batman Arkham series.

Mark Hamill as Joker

The Joker in the Batman Arkham series was voiced by veteran actor Mark Hamill. Yes, you read that right – Mark Hamill, who is best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise. But Hamill is also a prolific voice actor, having lent his voice to numerous animated TV shows and video games.

The Voice of the Clown Prince of Crime

Hamill’s portrayal of Joker in the Batman Arkham series is widely regarded as one of the best performances of the character ever. He brings a manic energy and dark humor to his performance that perfectly captures the essence of the Clown Prince of Crime.

Hamill has said that he based his performance on three sources:

  • Actor Conrad Veidt’s portrayal of Gwynplaine in “The Man Who Laughs”
  • Burgess Meredith’s portrayal of The Penguin in “Batman: The Animated Series”
  • A classic British villain named Terry-Thomas

With these influences, Hamill crafted a unique interpretation of Joker that was both terrifying and hilarious at the same time.

The Legacy Continues

Since his debut as Joker in “Batman: The Animated Series” back in 1992, Hamill has become synonymous with the character. He has voiced him in numerous other animated TV shows and movies since then. But it’s his portrayal in the Batman Arkham series that has cemented his place in Joker lore.

Even though the Batman Arkham series has come to an end, Hamill’s legacy as Joker lives on. His performance has inspired countless other actors and voice actors who have played the character since then. But for many fans, Mark Hamill will always be the definitive voice of the Clown Prince of Crime.