History Creator / SteveBlum

2nd Mar '17 9:24:33 PM Seraphine
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Steven Jay Blum (April 29, 1960--) is well known for his ''incredibly'' versatile range. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most famous roles is Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He is also known for [[RelationshipVoiceActor working with]] Creator/WendeeLee and Creator/NolanNorth. He's equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the ''same'' work at times, with some video games having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you have stepped into some bizarre world populated almost entirely with Steve Blums.

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Steven Jay Blum (April (born April 29, 1960--) 1960) is well known for his ''incredibly'' versatile range. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most famous roles is Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He is also known for [[RelationshipVoiceActor working with]] Creator/WendeeLee and Creator/NolanNorth. He's equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the ''same'' work at times, with some video games having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you have stepped into some bizarre world populated almost entirely with Steve Blums.
25th Feb '17 2:08:40 PM bt8257
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Steven Jay Blum (April 29, 1960--) is well known for his ''incredibly'' versatile range. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most famous roles is Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He is also known for [[RelationshipVoiceActor working with]] Creator/WendeeLee and Creator/NolanNorth. He is equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the ''same'' work at times, with some video games having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you have stepped into some bizarre world populated almost entirely with Steve Blums.

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Steven Jay Blum (April 29, 1960--) is well known for his ''incredibly'' versatile range. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most famous roles is Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He is also known for [[RelationshipVoiceActor working with]] Creator/WendeeLee and Creator/NolanNorth. He is He's equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the ''same'' work at times, with some video games having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you have stepped into some bizarre world populated almost entirely with Steve Blums.
14th Feb '17 9:26:47 PM Ghilz
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His Texas counterparts are Creator/ChristopherSabat (Dallas), Brandon Potter (Dallas), and Creator/DavidWald (Dallas and Houston). He's also the Los Angeles counterpart to San Francisco's Creator/ErikBraa, and Canada's Creator/BrianDrummond and Creator/ScottMcNeil. Creator/KeithSilverstein, Creator/XanderMobus, Creator/BenDiskin (his lower voice), and Joshua Tomar are considered to be his successors.
11th Feb '17 2:02:30 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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His Texas counterparts are Creator/ChristopherSabat (Dallas), Brandon Potter (Dallas), and Creator/DavidWald (Dallas and Houston). He's also the Los Angeles counterpart to San Francisco's Creator/ErikBraa, and Canada's Creator/BrianDrummond and Creator/ScottMcNeil. Creator/KeithSilverstein, Creator/XanderMobus, Creator/BenDiskin, and Joshua Tomar are considered to be his successors.

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His Texas counterparts are Creator/ChristopherSabat (Dallas), Brandon Potter (Dallas), and Creator/DavidWald (Dallas and Houston). He's also the Los Angeles counterpart to San Francisco's Creator/ErikBraa, and Canada's Creator/BrianDrummond and Creator/ScottMcNeil. Creator/KeithSilverstein, Creator/XanderMobus, Creator/BenDiskin, Creator/BenDiskin (his lower voice), and Joshua Tomar are considered to be his successors.
4th Feb '17 7:28:53 PM DisneyAnimefan95
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Simply put, the American equivalent of Creator/NorioWakamoto (and, to a lesser extent, Creator/KeijiFujiwara) as well as the Anime counterpart of Creator/JimCummings.

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Simply put, the American equivalent of Creator/NorioWakamoto (and, to a lesser extent, Creator/KeijiFujiwara) as well as the Anime counterpart of Creator/JimCummings.
Creator/JimCummings (alongside Creator/MichaelMcConnohie).


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* DoingItForTheArt: The reason he still does anime dubbing, even though it pays nothing compared to doing video games and western animation. Despite being a union-only member, anime is how he entered the voice acting business (as opposed to his other fellow union-only voice actors like Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor and Creator/NolanNorth who entered the voice acting businesses ''other'' than anime).


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* OldShame:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73B-iDaNog&t=0m37s He is rather uncomfortable]] with working on anything hentai, as he came across a scene that was so offensive that [[NoJustNoReaction he left the studio immediately]].
** He was one of the first English voice actors to perform as [[Anime/DragonBall Goku]], but he is quite embarrassed of his performance in ''Dragonball GT: Final Bout''.


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* OneOfUs: On top of being a comic book fan, he also led the charge to get Creator/{{Toonami}} back on the air, being as passionate about it as his many fans.


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* PlayingAgainstType:
** Leeron and Guilmon would be the best examples; a flaming gay engineer and a tiny cute creature are as far away from growling villains as you can get.
** Also, he's nearly unrecognizable as [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Grunt and the Shadow Broker]] due to his voice being modulated, though if you listen closely enough to the former, you can tell it's him.
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan Green Goblin]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Starscream]] require use of his higher register, higher than most of his roles.
** Played with in the ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' episode "Freaky". For a large portion of the episode, he's voicing Spider-Man trapped in Wolverine's body.
** He voiced the titular character of the ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' franchise in ''Crash Nitro Kart'', who is practically the polar opposite of most of his roles.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has him, in addition to returning as Vilgax, playing Hobble, a weak, cowardly, ButtMonkey Plumber who's the antithesis of [[EvilOverlord Vilgax]].
* PromotedFanboy: He often talks about hanging out at his uncle's comic book shop and reading the comics. He's voiced numerous comic book characters, such as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}.


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* RelationshipVoiceActor: He's often worked together with Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/CrispinFreeman, Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/KariWahlgren, Creator/FredTatasciore, Creator/BeauBillingslea, Creator/JoshKeaton, Creator/DaranNorris, Creator/YuriLowenthal and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
* StarMakingRole: [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]].


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For ''Gurren Lagann'', he originally intended to audition for Kamina. Then he saw a picture of Leeron and decided to try out for him instead. The rest is history.
3rd Feb '17 4:43:33 PM Seraphine
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* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'': Hiroyasu Ueda (credited as David Lucas)
2nd Feb '17 4:32:25 PM ngh93
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Steven Jay Blum is well known for his ''incredibly'' versatile range. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most famous roles is Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He is also known for [[RelationshipVoiceActor working with]] Creator/WendeeLee and Creator/NolanNorth. He is equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the ''same'' work at times, with some video games having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you have stepped into some bizarre world populated almost entirely with Steve Blums.

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Steven Jay Blum (April 29, 1960--) is well known for his ''incredibly'' versatile range. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most famous roles is Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He is also known for [[RelationshipVoiceActor working with]] Creator/WendeeLee and Creator/NolanNorth. He is equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the ''same'' work at times, with some video games having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you have stepped into some bizarre world populated almost entirely with Steve Blums.
30th Jan '17 3:58:40 AM Manny20444
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* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'': Vanisher

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* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'': Wolverine, Vanisher
21st Jan '17 10:16:40 PM Kelothan
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He officially holds the Literature/{{Guinness World Record|s}} for being the [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=62393280&l=a550f11c0f&id=152361198170316 most prolific video game voice actor]], having 261 credited appearances as of May 10, 2012. A few of the characters he has voiced are found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhI4Ho9qEnw&feature=related&fmt=18 here]].

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He officially holds the Literature/{{Guinness World Record|s}} for being the [[http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=62393280&l=a550f11c0f&id=152361198170316 most prolific video game voice actor]], having 261 credited appearances as of May 10, 2012. A few of the characters he has voiced are found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhI4Ho9qEnw&feature=related&fmt=18 here]]. \n Notably he played a few characters in VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III, and later played 3 of TheHorde player races, as well as multiple {{NPC}}s, in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft. [[note]] He did not reprise any of his III roles, though archived recordings of Rexxar were used as his quotes for a while, and he ''did'' voice him in VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm [[/note]]



* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'': Crash Bandicoot ([[PlayingAgainstType Surprising, isn't it?]])

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* ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'': ''[[VideoGame/CrashBandicoot Crash Nitro Cart]]'': Crash Bandicoot ([[PlayingAgainstType Surprising, isn't it?]])it?]]) and [[BigBad Emperor Velo XXVII]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'': Rexxar, Crypt Lords (Anub'arak)
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Rexxar, male [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] {{player character}}s

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'': Rexxar, Beastmasters (Rexxar), Crypt Lords (Anub'arak)
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Rexxar, male Male [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] troll]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orc]], and [[ALoadOfBull Tauren]] {{player character}}scharacter}}s and {{NPC}}s
7th Jan '17 1:27:32 PM darkabomination
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* DoingItForTheArt: The reason he still does anime dubbing, even though it pays nothing compared to doing video games and western animation. Despite being a union-only member, anime is how he entered the voice acting business (as opposed to his other fellow union-only voice actors like Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor and Creator/NolanNorth who entered the voice acting businesses ''other'' than anime).



* OldShame:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73B-iDaNog&t=0m37s He is rather uncomfortable]] with working on anything hentai, as he came across a scene that was so offensive that [[NoJustNoReaction he left the studio immediately]].
** He was one of the first English voice actors to perform as [[Anime/DragonBall Goku]], but he is quite embarrassed of his performance in ''Dragonball GT: Final Bout''.



* OneOfUs: On top of being a comic book fan, he also led the charge to get Creator/{{Toonami}} back on the air, being as passionate about it as his many fans.



* PlayingAgainstType:
** Leeron and Guilmon would be the best examples; a flaming gay engineer and a tiny cute creature are as far away from growling villains as you can get.
** Also, he's nearly unrecognizable as [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Grunt and the Shadow Broker]] due to his voice being modulated, though if you listen closely enough to the former, you can tell it's him.
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Orochimaru]], [[WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan Green Goblin]] and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Starscream]] require use of his higher register, higher than most of his roles.
** Played with in the ''Ultimate Spider-Man'' episode "Freaky". For a large portion of the episode, he's voicing Spider-Man trapped in Wolverine's body.
** He voiced the titular character of the ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' franchise in ''Crash Nitro Kart'', who is practically the polar opposite of most of his roles.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has him, in addition to returning as Vilgax, playing Hobble, a weak, cowardly, ButtMonkey Plumber who's the antithesis of [[EvilOverlord Vilgax]].
* PromotedFanboy: He often talks about hanging out at his uncle's comic book shop and reading the comics. He's voiced numerous comic book characters, such as ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}.



* RelationshipVoiceActor: He's often worked together with Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/CrispinFreeman, Creator/NolanNorth, Creator/KariWahlgren, Creator/FredTatasciore, Creator/BeauBillingslea, Creator/JoshKeaton, Creator/DaranNorris, Creator/YuriLowenthal and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
* StarMakingRole: [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Spiegel]].



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: For ''Gurren Lagann'', he originally intended to audition for Kamina. Then he saw a picture of Leeron and decided to try out for him instead. The rest is history.
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