Posted: 10:45 am Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
The main reason “The Blacklist” and “Designated Survivor” are two of my favorite shows on TV right now is the strength of both leads, James Spader and Kiefer Sutherland. They are both just fun to watch, and more importantly, fun to listen to. Both are blessed with uniquely awesome speaking voices. So I asked myself: Which voice do I like better? By a very slight margin, I have to give the edge to Kiefer.
Spader’s voice personifies pure suave at all times, perhaps none more so as Reddington and even as a werewolf in probably my favorite film role of his, “Wolf”:
But Kiefer can do righteous rage equally as well as implacable cool:
Plus I think it’s damn impressive to be able to carry a movie solely on the strength of your voice and without being seen at all (at least until the very end of the movie anyway), as Kiefer did in my favorite role of his, “Phone Booth”.
How about you? Which voice of the two is your favorite?
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.