Troy Baker talks voicing Batman, Joker, & auditions for Jesus

Shacknews catches up with Troy Baker at SDCC 2019 to talk about his various roles including Batman, Joker, and even that time he read for Jesus.


Troy Baker has had quite an illustrious career as a voice actor. Bringing characters like Batman, Joker, Hulk, and countless others to life, Baker has become a staple in video games. We caught up with the beloved voice actor at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to talk about his various roles, and even discuss that one time he read for Jesus.

“Is there anything you can’t do?” Shacknews Video Editor Greg Burke posed the question to Baker during our chat at SDCC 2019.

“Apparently Jesus,” Baker responded with a chuckle, addressing a statement he’d made moments before. According to Baker, he’d actually read for the part of Jesus at one point, but he’d been turned down. It’s interesting to think of someone with such an illustrious history of characters like Troy Baker being turned down for a role, but it’s just part of the business.

That hasn’t stopped Baker from bringing other characters to life. One of his latest appearances throws him into the role of Batman in Lego Batman: Family Matters. The story focuses heavily around the caped crusader’s family as they work to take down the villainous Red Hood. The animated film is now available and includes additional voice actors like Nolan North, Steve Blum, and more.

You can check out the full interview with Troy Baker to hear about many of his other roles, as well as his thoughts on playing both Joker and Batman over the years. If you’d like to see many of Baker’s other film credits, then you can head over to his IMDB page. You’ll also want to be sure to subscribe to both Shacknews and GamerHubTV on YouTube as we’re always uploading new interviews, gameplay, and special coverage from some of the industry’s hottest conferences and events.

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Joshua holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and has been exploring the world of video games for as long as he can remember. He enjoys everything from large-scale RPGs to small, bite-size indie gems and everything in between.

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