Mark Hamill Talks About Creating His Legendary Joker Voice
Heath Ledger gave us a fantastic portrayal of the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. However, he is not my Joker. My Joker is Mark Hamill who has voiced the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, the Arkham games, and a lot more. Hamill created the perfect blend of grit and happy to create the perfect kind of crazy. How does he do it, though? How did he create such an iconic voice? According to an interview on Sway's Universe:
I will never look at Jay Leno the same again. What’s more, even though he had the inspiration for the voice, Hamill also talked on Sway’s Universe about how no two performances were the same:
I wish they could get Hamill to always be the Joker. I know it’s not possible, nor is it feasible. I also know that it’s best if we let others have a turn, but I do love that voice. You can watch the full interview below (the Joker stuff starts around the 24-minute mark) and I'll throw in an awesome video of the different shows, games, and more where Hamill has lent his Joker voice and tell us your favorite Joker moment.