What Happened To All The Actors Who've Played The Joker?

  • Published on Oct 4, 2019
  • Snagging a role like the Joker is something that can make or break your career. It's a daunting task and easy to mess up. But what happens after you wash all the green dye out of your hair? From Cesar Romero to Joaquin Phoenix, here's where all the actors who've played the Joker are today.
    Cesar Romero stepped foot in Hollywood In 1934. The self-proclaimed "Latin from Manhattan" was known as a professional dancer, and though he would've excelled as a leading man, most of his major roles were supporting parts. He was cast as the Joker in the cheesy 1966 Adam West Batman series, marking him as the first actor to ever put on the character's purple tuxedo.
    Romero refused to shave his famous mustache for the role, so the crew simply had to slather the lip hairs with white makeup, thereby creating the good ol' "can you spot the Joker's facial hair?" drinking game. Hey, he did have a great mustache.
    But don't confuse Romero's protectiveness of his facial hair with primadonna behavior. He loved camping it up as the Joker, and reportedly wasn't a fan of how later interpretations took the character in a darker direction.
    By all accounts, Romero lived a long, fulfilling life, passing away in 1994 at the age of 86.
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    Cesar Romero set the tone | 0:16
    Jack Nicholson's Jack Napier | 1:15
    The Force is strong with this one | 2:18
    The OnStar Joker | 3:20
    Two actors, one clown | 4:12
    Andrew Koenig's Joker | 5:10
    Kevin Michael Richardson's new take | 6:00
    Blast from the past | 7:09
    Heath Ledger made his mark | 7:58
    Bender tells jokes | 8:54
    A dark Joker for a Dark Knight | 9:48
    The proto-Joker and his twin | 10:44
    Troy Baker takes over | 11:40
    Leto Joker | 12:12
    LEGO Joker | 12:57
    Joaquin Phoenix rising | 13:51
    A jumble of Jokers | 14:49
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  • Grunge
    Grunge  2 months ago +934

    Which Joker is your favorite?

    • Legion
      Legion 3 days ago

      Phoenix is the best..bit I like ledger's makeup better, it was more frightening with the scars and black circles under his eyes.

    • Shamims Siddikui
      Shamims Siddikui 5 days ago

      Heath , Jared , phonixes

    • happy Link
      happy Link 8 days ago

      @The Crimson Shadow yeah

    • happy Link
      happy Link 8 days ago

      @wolvie667 yes he is the best joker #cesarromerojoker

    • happy Link
      happy Link 8 days ago

      I'm probably the only person who thinks ceaser romero is the best joker

  • Viking Mob T.V.
    Viking Mob T.V. 2 days ago

    Jack Nickelson was the best Joker hands down I hated Ledgers version.

  • Jimmy Doherty
    Jimmy Doherty 6 days ago

    Not one mention of Jake the dog when talking about John DiMaggio 😂😂😂

    RATS N STUFF 8 days ago

    but seriously animated stuff to thought it was movies not animated ones also?? i prefer the movies dont like the cartoons. to play alive role in a movie movie would take more of a toll on someones mental and physical body as would need to get into the role in more depth

    RATS N STUFF 8 days ago

    leto was my favorite!!! his character matched perfactly with margo playing harley quinn those made it perfactly!! any other characters just wont cut it sorry!!

  • James Boswell
    James Boswell 9 days ago

    Jared Leto ruined joker

  • Gacha Rockstar
    Gacha Rockstar 12 days ago

    Imagine Tim Curry as the joker

  • Lonk
    Lonk 16 days ago

    How about the joker from the telltale series

  • Valincia Pruitt
    Valincia Pruitt 21 day ago

    "The cheesy Batman?" Anyway that was the best Batman! The rest are pure trash, with the exception of Prince's Batman album. The original Joker was the best, Cesar Romero!!!

  • gutz323
    gutz323 24 days ago

    He said at the beginning that playing the joker will make or break you're career. So far it doesn't seem to have broke anyone's career. If anything it's increased there popularity.

    MONI LEGO 26 days ago

    Heath ledger

  • Miguel Perez
    Miguel Perez 27 days ago

    Mark hamill also played trickers in the flash

  • Renos Kous.
    Renos Kous. 27 days ago

    Nicholson, Romero and the animated series Joker are the My favorite on this count ! Well about Ledger & Phoenix personally i don't have a positive opinion!!!! And about Leto, no comment at all!!!

  • Ella Becerra
    Ella Becerra 27 days ago +1

    Why did everyone hate Leto. I loved his joker?

  • Neo
    Neo 27 days ago

    Cesar Romero & Heath Leger were the best. Leto the worst!

  • Giacomo Piccinini
    Giacomo Piccinini 28 days ago

    >No Drew Russell

  • The Wandering Aristotle

    Why so serious. 🃏

  • Joey Kent
    Joey Kent 28 days ago

    Music is waaaaay too loud

  • Asher games
    Asher games 28 days ago

    No one hate me plz I'm a mine is Jared Leto joke it's just new nothing that we ever see

  • Meriliza Rañoa Aba-a
    Meriliza Rañoa Aba-a 29 days ago

    "V" joined the group😅😅😅

  • Gwendolyn
    Gwendolyn Month ago

    What about Batman Beyond's Joker?

  • Tommy Sabourin
    Tommy Sabourin Month ago

    He lost 15 pounds not 52 lol. Little lost on how you get 52 lol.

  • Demarco Wolfork
    Demarco Wolfork Month ago +1

    Didnt jim carry play joker

  • Astika Tosa
    Astika Tosa Month ago

    Jared's Joker is nothing compared to Ledger's and Phoenix's. They both are amazing, but Leto's trash

  • makhi machar
    makhi machar Month ago

    Jaoquin facial features is most apt for jocker🃏

  • Penny Parson
    Penny Parson Month ago

    "Recently voiced Luke Skywalker in Disney Infinity 3.0" ??
    You do realize that game has been dead and done for years, right? Luke was one of the first characters to release with it. Not recent at all.

  • Ida q
    Ida q Month ago

    I like jered Leto so much just like the heath ledger

  • VoiD
    VoiD Month ago

    Tim Curry will never be forgotten because of his legendary role on this one....

  • Néna Joye
    Néna Joye Month ago

    Never blame the actor..... blame the writer/ director 🤷🏾‍♀️😭

  • EisAngel
    EisAngel Month ago

    I can't believe that I just learned about Andrew Koeni's death... 9 years later. Wow! R.I.P.

  • Smi-Le Nguyen
    Smi-Le Nguyen Month ago

    Shit how u didn't show us how all the voice overs and actors all sounded like as joker instead of just talking about it.shit go man,shit go.

  • Kim Gow
    Kim Gow Month ago

    They should of let Jared have his own movie w Harley Quinn instead of filming so much and only using 7mins of it. He made me actually intrested in the Joker finally!!

  • Ak Pa
    Ak Pa Month ago

    U wanna know what happened to them. They DEAD.

  • Crazy Gamer
    Crazy Gamer Month ago +1

    Romero should have shaved off his moustache

  • HeathLedger forever
    HeathLedger forever Month ago +1

    Heath ledgend

  • Chiller
    Chiller Month ago +1

    Jared leto is a great actor but suicide squad is a not great at showing joker and his clothes were TOO MUCH and i feel bad for him cause he worked hard

  • Brett Harper
    Brett Harper Month ago +1

    I think the background music in this clip was driving me insane.

  • Allah NaBar
    Allah NaBar Month ago +1

    Jared Leto was and always will be only a looser and the worst joke about Joker.

  • Valery Sarmiento
    Valery Sarmiento Month ago +3

    Is It just me or do I find joker attractive?😂 I just like how crazy he is💀....but no one asked

  • azaan khan qadri
    azaan khan qadri Month ago

    Thanx to this to open poeple eye's

  • Major Tom
    Major Tom Month ago

    Did he just say "hobgoblin" in spiderman the animated series? Isn't it green goblin or is that just another villain? Lol

  • oofiegetrekkie
    oofiegetrekkie Month ago

    1,5. Joaquin Phoenix
    1. Heath Ledger
    ... Jared Leto

  • Michael Esquivel
    Michael Esquivel Month ago

    Javier Bordem should be offered the next joker role or Marius Del Evega!!!

  • Tavaras Riddle
    Tavaras Riddle Month ago

    jared was the worst in film and Zach was god awful voicing. like holy shit his voice is not a good fit for playing joker

  • Jake Albright
    Jake Albright Month ago

    spoiler warning for Gotham :(

  • Digital Brother's
    Digital Brother's Month ago

    Brings up di magio most famous work as bender.
    *Jake from adventure time : I'm a joke to you?*

  • Mc Cardz
    Mc Cardz Month ago

    Jeff Goldblum for Joker.

  • T. Va.
    T. Va. Month ago

    Proto-joker? Twin brother? Is this some soap opera bullshit or what? Gosh.

  • Johnny No Here Official

    Luke: is the dark side stronger?
    Joker: Yyeeee ess

  • Starboy selby
    Starboy selby Month ago

    They should stick to original story joker fell in acid turned insane then batman was horn then epic fight seen

  • Stefaan D
    Stefaan D Month ago

    Nice commercial with some Joker trivia between

  • Natasha Narushev
    Natasha Narushev Month ago

    President Trump 2020. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸. God bless this nation.

  • MatMat
    MatMat Month ago

    Brilliant ! Thank you :)))))))

  • absouthern1986
    absouthern1986 Month ago

    Why does the second Joker look like Jack Torrance?

  • gonzo the great
    gonzo the great Month ago

    Richardson had big, clown shaped shoes to fill following after Mark Hamill, but I think he did an awesome job, and to this day is still one of my favourite iterations of the joker, and one of my favourite voice actors.

  • Yashas Rao
    Yashas Rao Month ago

    3:16 *_When Trump becomes Joker_*

  • Jhun Quiambao
    Jhun Quiambao Month ago

    heath ledger's joker role got the one and only awardee for oscar's awards as a villain...
    or let us say the "only villain" who've got oscar award
    the best joker in short...not being bias but based ln the fact

    JAY VIER Month ago

    .batman's BUTT is my favorite

  • Dark knight1571
    Dark knight1571 Month ago

    5:35 fight against the alien from alien vs predator of all things XD weird part is there was a offical comic of that

  • Hope Divine
    Hope Divine Month ago

    Hate the movie everything about is disturbing .