X-Men: All 5 Magneto actors ranked from worst to best

We've seen more actors play Magneto than you might think, but which version of the legendary X-Men character is the best?

akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.
akb_dtlra_stills_120415.089228 – Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) has the power to manipulate magnetic fields. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /
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Honorable mentions

Being that Magneto is one of the most popular characters in both the Marvel Comics and X-Men lore, it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that he has featured in a number of animated shows over the years. The fact that he's the X-Men's most notorious nemesis makes him an easy choice for guest spots on shows featuring the mutants or other Marvel characters.

Of course, there are actors more commonly associated with the role due to the properties they played him in or the amount of time they spent voicing him, but every actor is a major part of the character's legacy. So before we dive into the more well-known versions of Erik Lehnsherr, let's take a moment to acknowledge the other actors who have voiced him over the years.

  • Bernard Cowen - Spider-Man (1967)
  • John Stephenson - The New Fantastic Four
  • Walker Edmiston - Spider-Man (1981)
  • Michael Rye - Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends
  • Earl Boen - X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men
  • Maurice LaMarche - The Super Hero Squad
  • Ron Halder - Iron Man: Armored Adventures
  • Banjō Ginga / Neil Kaplan - Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers

Among those performances there were also some actors who would become synonymous with the role. Let's take a look at them and figure out who's Magneto was the best of them all.