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Clancy Brown (b. January 5, 1959) is a prolific American character actor who has portrayed various characters in adaptations of DC Comics stories. Most notable among these would be the DC Animated Universe incarnation of Lex Luthor, primarily on Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Unlimited.

Pictured: Brown as General Eiling from The Flash episode "Plastique"

Professional History

Clancy Brown is a prolific character actor recognized for his deep, resonant voice and wavy hair, often cast as villains and authority figures in animated and live-action projects. His most notable film roles Captain Hadley in The Shawshank Redemption, Surtur in Thor: Ragnarok, Sgt. Zim in Starship Troopers, and the Harbinger in John Wick: Chapter 4. His most notable television roles include Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob Squarepants, Kurt Caldwell on Dexter: New Blood, and Richard Brinkerhoff on Gen V.

In 1996, Brown lent his voice to the role of Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe series Superman: The Animated Series, a role which he reprised on Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. His portrayal received near-universal acclaim, and he is often cited as the best actor to portray the character. Brown went on to voice other versions of Luthor in animated projects such as The Batman and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, as well as the video games Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and Lego DC Super-Villains.

Other animation roles of his for DC Entertainment include Mister Freeze on The Batman, General Zartok on Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Negative Man and General Immortus on Doom Patrol, Gorilla Grodd in Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise, and more.

In live-action DC projects, he provided the voice for Parallax in Green Lantern, portrayed General Eiling on The Flash, and will portray Salvatore Maroni in the upcoming miniseries The Penguin.

Work History

Acting Credits

Superman: The Animated Series 1996-2000 Lex Luthor
     "The Last Son of Krypton, Part II" September 6, 1996 Lex Luthor
     "The Last Son of Krypton, Part III" September 6, 1996 Lex Luthor
     "A Little Piece of Home" September 14, 1996 Lex Luthor
     "The Way of All Flesh" September 28, 1996 Lex Luthor
     "Stolen Memories" November 2, 1996 Lex Luthor
     "The Main Man, Part I" November 9, 1996 Lex Luthor
     "My Girl" November 23, 1996 Lex Luthor
     "Blasts from the Past, Part I" September 8, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "Identity Crisis" September 15, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "Target" September 19, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "Solar Power" September 26, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "Brave New Metropolis" September 27, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "Ghost in the Machine" September 29, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "World's Finest, Part I" October 4, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "World's Finest, Part II" October 4, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "World's Finest, Part III" October 4, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "Prototype" October 11, 1997 Lex Luthor
     "A Fish Story" May 8, 1999 Lex Luthor
     "Legacy, Part I" February 5, 2000 Lex Luthor
     "Legacy, Part II" February 12, 2000 Lex Luthor
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton September 6, 1996 Lex Luthor
The Batman/Superman Movie October 4, 1997 Lex Luthor
Superman (Nintendo 64) 1999 Lex Luthor
Batman Beyond 1999-2001 Big Time
     "Betrayal" December 9, 2000 Big Time[1]
The Zeta Project 2001-2002 Sheriff Morgan
     "Hicksburg" March 31, 2001 Sheriff Morgan
     "Ro's Reunion" May 12, 2001 Sheriff Morgan
Superman: Shadow of Apokolips September 24, 2003 Lex Luthor
Teen Titans 2003-2006 Trident
     "Deep Six" September 13, 2003 Trident
Justice League 2001-2004 Lex Luthor
     "Injustice for All, Part I" September 6, 2002 Lex Luthor
     "Injustice for All, Part II" September 13, 2002 Lex Luthor
     "Tabula Rasa, Part I" October 4, 2003 Lex Luthor
     "Tabula Rasa, Part II" October 4, 2003 Lex Luthor
     "Only a Dream, Part I" October 11, 2003 Lex Luthor
     "A Better World" November 1, 2003 Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor (Alternate reality)
     "A Better World, Part II" November 1, 2003 Lex Luthor
J'onn J'onzz
     "Hereafter, Part I" November 29, 2003 Lex Luthor
Justice League Unlimited 2004-2006 Lex Luthor
     "The Return" September 18, 2004 Lex Luthor
Guardian of Oa
     "Clash" June 11, 2005 Lex Luthor
     "Question Authority" June 25, 2005 Lex Luthor
     "Flashpoint" July 2, 2005 Lex Luthor
     "Panic In The Sky" July 9, 2005 Lex Luthor
     "Divided We Fall" July 16, 2005 Lex Luthor
     "I Am Legion" September 17, 2005 Lex Luthor
     "To Another Shore" September 24, 2005 Lex Luthor
Vice President
     "Dead Reckoning" February 18, 2006 Lex Luthor
     "The Great Brain Robbery" March 4, 2006 Lex Luthor
     "Grudge Match" March 11, 2006 Lex Luthor
     "Alive!" May 6, 2006 Lex Luthor
     "Destroyer" May 13, 2006 Lex Luthor
The Batman 2004-2008 Mister Freeze
     "The Big Chill" October 30, 2004 Mister Freeze
     "The Icy Depths" May 6, 2006 Mister Freeze
     "Fire and Ice" May 28, 2005 Mister Freeze
     "Artifacts" February 3, 2007 Mister Freeze
     "The Batman/Superman Story, Part I" September 22, 2007 Lex Luthor
     "The Batman/Superman Story, Part II" September 29, 2007 Lex Luthor
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies September 29, 2009 Lex Luthor
Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2008-2011 Various
     "The Golden Age of Justice!" January 15, 2010 Per Degaton
     "The Super-Batman of Planet X!" March 26, 2010 Rohtul
Green Lantern June 17, 2011
Young Justice 2010- King Faraday
     "Performance" April 7, 2012 King Faraday
Green Lantern: The Animated Series 2011-2013 General Zartok
     "Lost Planet" April 7, 2012 General Zartok
     "Invasion" May 19, 2012 General Zartok
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes June 19 2012 Lex Luthor
Lego Batman: The Movie Lex Luthor
Doom Patrol 2013-2013 Negative Man
     "Challenge of the Timeless Commander" August 24, 2013 Negative Man
General Immortus
     "Trail of the Terrible Titan" November 17, 2013 Negative Man
     "The Spy Within the Doom Patrol" December 28, 2013 Negative Man
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise April 6, 2014 Gorilla Grodd
The Flash 2014-2023 General Eiling
     "Plastique" November 11, 2014 General Eiling
     "The Nuclear Man" February 10, 2015 General Eiling
     "Fallout" February 17, 2015 General Eiling
     "Grodd Lives" May 5, 2015 General Eiling
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham November 11, 2014 Lex Luthor
DC's Legends of Tomorrow 2016-2022 General Eiling
     "Welcome to the Jungle" November 21, 2017 General Eiling (Archive footage)
Lego DC Super-Villains October 16, 2018 Lex Luthor

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  1. Brown took over voicing Big Time from Stephen Baldwin
  2. Brown voiced the Flash while his mind was inhabiting Luthor's body
  3. Brown was the third actor to voice Bane, following Ron Perlman