Superhero Origins: The Creeper


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This unusual superhero was once a confrontational Gotham Talk Show host. Join as we explore the origins of Jack Ryder, otherwise known as The Creeper. Special thanks to our users "Marco Rosato", "theenlightenedone", "offbeat08", "Brian Silva", "srami004" and "Spideyfan-0913" for submitting the idea for this video at WatchMojo.com/suggest :) If you want to suggest an idea for a WatchMojo video, check out our new interactive Suggestion Tool at :) Check us out at Twitter.com/WatchMojo and Facebook.com/WatchMojo We have T-Shirts! Be sure to check out for more info. Help us caption & translate this video!



Larry Bundy Jr
The creeper was also the basis for Freakazoid as well.
CreativityKillz
Didn't know it was a hero ...just knew it was something girls called me in high school 😔
marelicainavokado
Yellow Skinned Wacky Man for President!
ComicBandit
I think of him like a good version of the joker
realeala
i can definitely see Jim carry play the creeper in a live action movie 
MC Kaatt
"ok i love yew buhbye!"
Nate Dawg
I wonder if The Creeper inspired Freakazoid? They were both part of the WB network after all/
Albert Chyn
I think this answers my question to what if the Joker was a superhero.
comicking428
Jeff Bennett was awesome as the Creeper in the New Batman adventures!
steve ducell
before DEADPOOL there was.....................
Forest Armstrong
"OK. Love you. Buh-bye!"  LOL I think his animated appearance was heavily influenced by Spielberg's Freakazoid.  Just a guess.
Zach Hambelton
I love when Jeff Bennett voices Creeper in the animated series, that's one of my favorite episodes. 
Javier Venegas
I love these origin episodes, even though i don't read comics too often. Keep 'em coming! :D
Blakobness
So was the Creeper the inspiration for Freakazoid?
Carlos Gallon
"Hello Lady" "Okay I love you bye-bye"
Ter Kane
I am perplexed as to why you omitted mentioning that Steve Ditko created the character. I think it would behoove Mojo to mention the creators and not just the characters.
Talltrees84
The Joker gone heroic. 
Charlene Alyssa Ingram
This guy looks like a villain.
Steven Bailey
They should of stuck with his original name, Yellow-Skinned Wacky Man.  Way more catchy.
Ferdy Hoshigaki Tube
This Character need a Movie, He seems Hilarious
barfbrany
this is not the real creeper the real one lives down the street from me begging for a beat down for looking at kids the wrong way
visoredgruntR34
Yeah I liked the The New Batman/Superman Adventures version of him where Joker kidnaps, brainwashes, and uses chemicals to make him. Then he call Joker "dad" and flirts with Harley Quinn
FlyingGothicSheer
This seems hilarious why have I not heard of him before?
Tyler Allen
Superhero Origins: Falcon, Adam Warlock, Nova, Scarlet witch, and Apocalypse Twins 
DarkScarlettVixen
"Okay, I love you, buh-bye!" LOL!
kamui Cage
Freakazoid reminds me of the Creeper
PatrolOfficer161
I'd forgotten how good the Steve Ditko artwork was. Vintage comic book .
Jim Hartey
My favorite DC character of all time.
makinitus
LOL! ok i love you buh bye! hahahahaha
Trevor Onyango
I love how Joker isn't scared of Batman but he's scared of the Creeper
Old Man Jenkins
Still waiting on Superhero Origins: Cable. Have been for a while now. And I'm super sad it hasnt happened yet.
cheaptoons
OK, I LOVE YOU ...BYE BYE what a funny way of making a homage to another cartoon character mindy from animaniacs LOLS
GrandNecro
that's not the creeper. the creeper is suppose to blow up
556deltawolf
Superhero Origins: Cybersix!
kanokaboy970
i hate how they retconned him to be like some kind of evil japanese spirit or something in the new 52. My fave creeper will always be the bruce timm version (new batman adventures)
Alex Lemus
I see him in the background of the Justice League series every now and then too.
im replying to this comment
im actually a creeper fan I've been thinking for a long time that they should make a movie about him the dc movie universe is so damn dark they need somebody funny
Matthew Brockus
Superhero origins: mintberry crunch
NEVIUS
take the 3 animaniacs put them in a blender then inject them into a guy with adhd u got the creeper
darkservantofheaven
If they ever make a movie of the Creeper, aka Jack Ryder I want Jimmy Fallon to play him and I want a crossover between Creeper and Deadpool...it would be hilarious
JB Entertainingness
Ah, my favourite superhero! Thank you, WatchMojo! Nice to do the original origin mixed with scenes from arguably the best version, the BTAS Creeper!
iamfuturetrunks
I prefer the fact that the joker basically caused him to become the Creeper. Also was pretty bummed there was really only one episode about him during the whole batman series.
Robert Herrera
Had no idea this character existed till now.
WsaWeds
My first thought was scooby doo....
Xavior TheLycan
Anyone else here wanna see this guy in Arkham Knight?
TheTribalOne
I prefer the Creeper's origin from the Animated Series, honestly. A reporter who fell into the same acid that the Joker did, but retained his moral compass and wanted to do good.
DeLongJohnSilver
I wanna c beast boy next personally
TheRealBCereus
The Creeper from the Batman series looks like he'd be on of Freakazoids enemies
Whitedragonking Ocola
....weirdest hero ever.
Stephanie Evjen
Gotta say, the Creeper is totally Daffy. No kidding, I say he's more crazier than Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadpool combined.
Grossly Offensive Lizard-Man
The crazy ones are always the best.
Ricky Zander
Great character so sad he is so underrated
Bushido Dragon
he is like DC version of Deadpool
Daphnee Reid
The creeper that I know was a tv host making a documentary about ACE chemicals, but fell in because of the joker. He then came across Harley Quinn- bae - and the jokers goons and instantly fell n love with her; who wouldn't?He then spent the entire episode chasing after Harley
Freedomcheese _
before the picture loaded I thought it ment the creeper from minecraft
SepultureProductions
I have always been a fan of Bruce Timm's interpretation on The BTAS!  Thanks for this
Austin Godfrey
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Ghlain
BoosterGold
David Leal
JIM CARREY FOR THE CREEPER! 
Brandon Hart
I would love to see the Creeper on one of the Arrowverse shows.
snarkus63
The first time I saw the Creeper was in an early 70's Batman story,part of a multi-issue storyline (a rarity in those days) in which Batman had been wanted for the murders of Ra's al-Ghul and Talia...an elaborate hoax,perpetrated by Ghul himself...the Creeper,hidden among the League of Assassins disguised as a circus clown,helped Batman clear himself.
bustamove orelse
THIS ISNT MINECRAFT
Madez
Do BEAST BOY!!!
ɴᴏ ɴᴏ
I like the origin form the animated series better
Timmy Menard
Oh yes! I adore this unusual hero.
geekmodegaming
I do like how Jack Ryder was featured in the Arkham Games!
Ron Price
I absolutely love the Creeper!
radiophonics
BIRDMAN
MrReded69
After reading the original Creeper origin story, I've been wondering if Steve Ditko was inspired by the young Jack Nicholson who was known for his leering smile and creepy characters early in his career. Near the end of the origin story there's a scene where he's got the boss criminal so terrified and hysterical that he's screaming and waving a gun as The Creeper stalks him. Amidst all his constant laughter, The Creeper asks: "GEE MISTER, YOU DON'T SEEM TO LIKE ME. IS IT MY OUTFIT? THAT REALLY HURTS MY FEELINGS." Very Nicholson!
Sammy Lane
Why are Scientists always stabbing people with superwhatchamatcallits??
Jack DeLise
and then he turned into a green monster got a grudge against blocks and someone named steve
kaygirl10101
4:35. Well, now we know who Mindy's (Animaniacs) father is.
Ian Warner
I love how DC's recent work with Creeper (in DCUO and the Arkham games in particular) makes him the DC Universe's Alex Jones in his day job as he half remembers things he got up to in his other persona with the Justice League and Outsiders. He's the perfect way of the JLA hiding in plain sight.
iamfuturetrunks
Still waiting for the commercial but YES! been hoping for this one. :D
Blaq Ice
Sorry, but this guy is looks like a clowned up Kraven the Hunter...
Great Value Bleach
Creeper is my favorite out of the DC comics verse.
DepravedMorgath
Eh, I prefer the origin story of "Yellow Skinned Wacky Man."
Mr.Spaghetti
When I first saw this title I thought it was a super villain origin not a superhero origin listen to this and tell me if it sounds like a superhero thing "Here comes The Creeper!"
I am Murf
Creeper vs Freakzaoid
Sierra Garabed
this guy reminds me of deadpool, anyone else?
Aikah
can you do psylocke
Derik Tv
Honestly after watching the episode in batman tas about creeper, I freaking loved this character so much. I'm so happy he's a hero.
ThePCguy17
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kanna231
Isn't it that he scares Harley and trying to hurt her or something else?
Aidan Randall
The Creeper is my favorite I just wish DC would do more with him
Young Dommy
The Creeper is baciaslly a rejected Joker.
cooljw1
Do Antman!
Leone Kaiser
"Ok, I love you. Buh-bye!" - Mindy from Animaniacs.
Lester Medina
One of my favorite characters.
Noah Daly
Whenever I hear the name the Creeper, I just think of Scooby Doo.
Odawg Kizzack
We all know if they made a movie, Willem Dafoe would be the perfect one to cast as The Creeper
DANA SAEED
i thought this was the creeper from jeepers creepers' i mean that is only creeper around here right?
W0lf
this makes me think of minecraft.
cheaptoons
cool origin but Bruce Timm's version takes the cake
Jmore
Jeepers, it's the Creeper
schrottinator
That video was useful. I always thought that the creeper was a "hero" with the only purpose to sexualy harass Harley Quinn. (I've only knew him through the Batman Cartoon)
Jon dow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lXS0puNGyI
Jon dow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98dndlvjpVk
FUSION FORTE
He's hilarious and needs to be shown more. I mean he was a member of the Justice League Unlimited. But only the guy from the new Batman adventures can voice him, the one from Batman the brave and the bold sucked.
Jesus christ
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