In ToonBarn’s “BTAS Secrets” series, we knew that the second post had to be about Two-Face. (We don’t want him mad at us!) Aaron Eckhart’s wonderful portrayal of Two-Face in “The Dark Knight” is all the rage today, but it wasn’t all that long ago when Batman the Animated Series showed how to treat the character right.
It is well-known that Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars series) was the Joker in BTAS. Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson may shine in the films, but Hamill’s Joker in BTAS was perfection. Two-Face’s glutteral snarl was every bit as dramatic and inspiring, and its better than a 50-50 chance that his lesser-known voicer deserves some respect. So who was it? Richard Moll, the bald giant named Bull, from Night Court. Moll artfully crafted the duality behind Two-Face in all of that character’s appearances – both as the smooth, slick, and noble District Attorney Harvey Dent, and the coin-flipping villain, Two-Face.
Check out some Two-Face images after the break!
Moll’s dedication didn’t end at Harvey Dent — he also voiced HARDAC, as well, the powerful super-computer that built the villainous replicants. Seems like Richard Moll doesn’t like that Batman guy too much!
Moll continued the roll through out the entire run, and the definitive split between his Harvey Dent and Two-Face helped carve a path for how the character was remembered — many stating it the greatest representation of all time.