The 2019 Joker movie starring Joaquin Phoenix shows the kind of range actors have when tackling the DC Comics villain. Here are some other actors who have portrayed Joker in movies, TV shows and video games.
The late Heath Ledger put his dark spin on the Joker in the critically acclaimed Batman movie The Dark Knight in 2008.
Originally published July 13, 2018.
Voice actor Troy Baker did his interpretation of the Joker in the creepy Batman: Arkham Origins video game, which debuted in 2013.
Kevin Michael Richardson
Kevin Michael Richardson voiced the Joker in The Batman animated TV series, which ran from 2004-2008.
Cesar Romero is one of the original actors to play Joker, in the campy Batman TV series that aired from 1966 to 1968 on ABC.
Cameron Monaghan portrays the Joker in the Batman origins TV drama Gotham, which debuted in 2014 and is still going strong.
Michael Emerson voices the Joker in the 2012 straight-to-video animated TV movie Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
The Hollywood legend did his best Nicholson-as-the-Joker impression in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman movie.
Mark Hamill might be best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars movies, but he also gave the Joker a signature sound with his take on the character in the Batman: The Animated Series, which aired from 1992 to 1995.
Zach Galifianakis gave his best comic villain performance as the Joker in 2017's The Lego Batman Movie.
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