Best Actors That Portrayed The Joker In the Batman Franchise


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1Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)

Pre-2008, you think of the joker as some weird clown guy. Post-2008, you think of the joker as something made of pure nightmares.

Really man he deserves the number 1 spot, best acting performance as joker ever

Best Acting Performance In History

I like Mark Hamill better than Heath Ledger. - asantalo

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2Mark Hamil (Batman: The Animated Series)

The fact that Heath Ledger is number one shows how uneducated people are about batman. Ledger didn't play joker, he played some insane guy with white makeup that's all, he didn't act anything like the traditional Joker everyone loved. Hamill is the joker, when you imagine the joker, you hear Hamill. Any educated Batman fan will say Hamill is Joker, not Ledger. - roflcash4

He has that iconic bone chilling voice and laugh that the joker should have. He has been the joker for over 20 years featuring in animation to the Arkham games that have made the joker a iconic and loved character without Hamill the joker wouldn't be as popular since he appeared In all forms of media appealing to children to teens to adults.

From Batman: TAS to Killing Joke. Mark Hamill is the best. He was amazing in Killing Joke. My wish is always granted when he plays as Joker in the graphic novel I always love. He was awesome in the Arkham Games big time. He deserves to be number 1 than Heath Ledger. - asantalo

Whenever I read batman comics with joker in them I read joker's speech bubbles in Hamill's voice.

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3Jack Nicholson (Batman, 1989)John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years.

He is the most comic accurate representation of the joker yet so you got to give him that for sticking true to the comics.

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4Cesar Romero (Batman, TV Series)
5Jared Leto (Suicide Squad)

He was okay. More of a creep than psychopath. Doesn't stand anywhere close to Ledger, Hamill, or Nicholson

Leto is to punk and tattooed to really be the joker he doesn't have the look of Nicholson, the personality of ledger or the voice of Hamill to really reletate to the joker. He seems just like some street gang leader who likes pink and green.

He seems pretty good but its hard to judge since he was only in the movie for 12 minutes. - JasonTodd

6John DiMaggio (Batman Under the Red Hood)
7Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, TV Series)

This guy is great. The Prototype Joker is awesome. He even gets a name, Jerome.

8Kevin Michael Richardson (The New Batman Adventures)

His voice was great. But the concept of Joker looks terrible. - asantalo

9Michael Emerson (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)
10Troy Baker (Arkham Origins)

He is very good. When I first heard him in Assault on Arkham I thought he was Hamill. He also did a great job in Arkham Origins. - JasonTodd

I think that he did great in Arkham Origins. - asantalo

The Contenders

11Mark Hamill (Batman: The Animated Series)
12Lennie Weinrib (The New Adventures of Batman)
13Jeff Bennett (Batman: The Brave & the Bold)
14Zach Galifianakis (Lego Batman: The Movie)
15Brent Spiner (Young Justice)
16Larry Storch (Batman With Robin the Boy Wonder, 1968)
17Jeff Bennett (Beware the Batman)
18Frank Welker (Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians)
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1. Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
2. Jack Nicholson (Batman, 1989)
3. Cesar Romero (Batman, TV Series)
1. Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
2. Jack Nicholson (Batman, 1989)
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