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->''"When you're in a room with Steve Blum, you often think you're on a Shakespearian stage."''
-->--'''Creator/PeterCullen''' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gij88kYJpE&feature=BFa&list=ULkunRanLg0Og an interview at Comic-Con 2012]]

'''''[[WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen *SNIKT!!!*]]'''''

Simply put, the American equivalent of Creator/NorioWakamoto (and, to a lesser extent, Creator/KeijiFujiwara).

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.

He has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/blumspew account]]. In April and May of 2012, he used it to lead the charge to bring Creator/{{Toonami}} back on the air, which was announced as successful on May 16, 2012. He stopped doing non-union voice work in 2005, but still continues to do union voice work in anime occasionally.

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]].

Steve is married with three boys and [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2015-02-24/steve-blum/.83810 he mentioned in a 2015 interview]] that [[GenerationXerox one of his sons is doing voiceover work]].

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, and Creator/BenDiskin are considered to be his successors.

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!!Roles from Steve Blum:
!!!Anime
* ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'': Gara
* ''Anime/TheBigO'': Roger Smith
* ''Anime/BloodPlus'': Collins, Moses
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Tohdoh Kyoshiro
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Spike Spiegel (credited as David Lucas)
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise:
** ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': [=BlackWarGreymon=], Hawkmon's Baby forms, and all three of Veemon's Armor forms
** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': [[PlayingAgainstType Guilmon]], Kenta, and Yamaki
** ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'': JP
** ''[[Anime/DigimonSavers Digimon: Data Squad]]'': Falcomon
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Kyohei Kadota
* ''Anime/ExpelledFromParadise'': Dingo
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Shin
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': The Laughing Man
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'': Eikichi Onizuka and some extras
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime: Balladbird Lee
* ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'': Kia Freeborn
* ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'': Alex Cunningham
* ''Anime/LastExile'': Vincent Alzey
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' Movies: Char Aznable
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Orochimaru, Zabuza Momochi and additional voices
* ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'': Chen Shin
* ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool'': Shizuma Kusanagi
* ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'': General's assistant, Noble
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Makoto Shishio
* ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie'': Yuichi Kayama (credited as David Lucas)
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': Mugen (credited as Daniel Andrews)
* ''Anime/SCryed'': Kazuma the Shell Bullet
* ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'': Dhalsim
** ''Anime/StreetFighterAlpha'': Ken Masters
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': [[CampGay Leeron]]
* ''Manga/TheyWereEleven'': King, Amazon, and Rednose
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'': Jake Martinez
* ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'': Dark Scream and W.A.R.S. Can also be heard narrating some of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qIkfT81hOA toy commercials]].
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Professor Nebraska
* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': Duelo [=McFile=]
* ''Manga/WolfsRain'': Darcia

!!!Comic Books
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} in any Franchise/MarvelUniverse media from the video game ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' onwards (except for [[Film/XMen the X-Men films]], obviously)
** [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2011-04-02/marvel-television-announces-adrian-pasdar-and-milo-ventimiglia-for-iron-man-and-wolverine-anime-series-to-air-on-g4-july-2011 Unfortunately]], he didn't reprise his role as Wolverine in the ''[[Anime/{{Wolverine}} Wolverine]]'' anime, but he did in [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-18/x-men-anime-clips-with-english-dub-streamed the]] [[Anime/XMen X-Men anime]].

!!!Film
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'': Shoe, Sparky
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Vincent Valentine
* ''Film/IKnowThatVoice'': Himself
* ''Nomad'' (Sergei Brodov film): The wily Jungar shaman (English dub)

!!!Video Games
* ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGU .hack//G.U.]]'': Yata
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'': Captain Bartlett
* ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII: The Asian Dynasties'': Indian Rebellion Leader
* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 3'': Monkey Yellow
* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'': Volk
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore: For Answer'': Otsdarva/[[spoiler:Maximillian Thermidor]]
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'': Sergei
* ''VideoGame/{{BattleZone|1998}}'': Corporal Buzz, General Romeski, and NSDF "Bobcat" pilot.
* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' (sequel): Joseph "Super Joe" Gibson
* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'': Jon.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': Grayson Hunt
* ''Call Of Duty'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'': Captain Foley
** ''Call of Duty: World at War''[=/=]''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''' Nazi Zombies mode: Tank Dempsey
** ''Call of Duty: Black Ops III'': CDP Multiplayer Announcer
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'': Numerous American units
* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'': Voiceover for the American Commander
* ''Dawn Of War'' series:
** ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': Vindicare Assassin
** ''Dawn Of War II'': Scout Sergeant Cyrus, [[{{Badass}} Eliphas]] [[EvilOverlord the Inheritor]], and [[MrFixit Techmarine Martellus]]
* ''DC'':
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'': Killer Croc, several guards, and thugs
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': Sickle, Killer Croc, and thugs
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'': The Electrocutioner and Ricky "Loose Lips" [=LeBlanc=]
** ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'': ComicBook/LexLuthor, [[ComicBook/BatmanVampire Nightmare Batman]]
** ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman: The Videogame]]'': The Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc, Batman, and Killer Moth
* ''VideoGame/{{Deadpool}}'': Wolverine
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'': Cliff
* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'': Zoltun Kulle
* ''VideoGame/TheDig'': Ludger Brink, Cocytan Leader, Borneo Space Observer
* ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'': [[TheSpock Gale]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Oghren, First Enchanter Irving, miscellaneous dwarves
* ''Anime/DragonBallGT Final Bout'': Goku
* ''Franchise/DynastyWarriors 4'' & ''5'': Sun Jian and Xiahou Yuan
* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForceInsectArmageddon'': Lightning Alpha
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': Harry
* ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate]]'': David Raynes
* ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'': Vincent Valentine
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Ba'Gamnan
* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIII2'': Valfodr, the Arbiter of Time
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyType0'': Cid Aulstyne
* ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'': Sid of the Vultures
* ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'': Jim Skylark
* ''VideoGame/GroundControl'': G'Hall Vicath
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': Ares
* ''Guild Wars'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': Prophecies and Factions: male protagonists, Justiciar Habilon of the White Mantle
** ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'': Rytlock Brimstone
** ''Eye of the North'': Charr hero Pyre
* ''Gungrave Overdose'': Fangoram and Bunji Kugashira
* ''VideoGame/KessenII'': Guan Yu
* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'': Kenjiro Matsuoka, Trevor Pearlharbor and Benjamin Keane
* ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'': Ranulph
* ''Series/{{LOST}}: Via Domus'': Jack Shepard
* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'', ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns'': Jack Cayman
* ''VideoGame/MagnaCarta 2'': [[BigBad Schuenzeit Baren]]
* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'': Wolverine and Taskmaster
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Grunt, Wilson, The Shadow Broker and about half the crewmen
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': Grunt
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'': Gene
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'': Ramon Galvez Mena
* ''VideoGame/MightyNo9'': Mighty No. 8 Countershade
* ''[[Film/MissionImpossible Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma]]'': Ethan Hunt
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'': Sub-Zero and Reptile
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Neo Contra]]'': Master Contra
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'': Dark Star
* ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'': Walnut the Bounty Hunter
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'': Tiger, the horde of G-men in The Milkman Conspiracy
* ''VideoGame/ThePunisher'': Bullseye, Matt Murdock
* ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'': Almost all of the random Marine voices in the game, and this does indeed include [[TalkingToHimself Steve-to-Steve conversations]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}'': Captain Marshall and Phallinx Hagar
* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'': The Thugs-4-Less Leader
* ''VideoGame/RogueGalaxy'': Zegram Ghart
* ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'': [[BadassPreacher Father Denis]]
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'': The [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombie]] voice option
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'': Keiji Maeda
* ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned'': [[DashingHispanic Garcia Hotspur]]
* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'': Rioichi Cooper
** ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'': [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM]]
* ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm'', ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'': Abathur and Dehaka
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'': Andronikos Revel, Sergeant Boran, a Separatist Commander on Ord Mantell, Baron Deathmark, and many others
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront'': Rebel Alliance engineers
* ''[[VideoGame/JediKnightIIJediOutcast Star Wars: Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast]]'': Galak Fyyar
* ''[[VideoGame/XWingAlliance Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance]]'': Rebel pilot Olin Garn
* ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'': Barricade, Shockwave, Cliffjumper, and the Narrator
* ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'': Swindle, Sharpshot, and Shockwave in the sequel
* ''VideoGame/TribesVengeance'': Jericho
* ''VideoGame/UrbanReign'': Brad Hawk
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'': Zaka, Karl Landzaat, and Nils Daerden
* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': Tzimisce Andrei and the [[AxCrazy Sabbat]] vampires
* ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'': Lieutenant Colonel Burns
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'': Wanna, Supreme Overlord Jergingha
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'': Rexxar, Crypt Lords (Anub'arak)
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Rexxar, male [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] {{player character}}s
** ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'': Rexxar
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xenosaga Episode III]]'': Cannan, The Professor, and Sellers

!!!Western Animation
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'': Wolverine, ComicBook/RedSkull, and ComicBook/BetaRayBill
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': [[Franchise/TheFlash, Captain Cold, and Heat Wave]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': Heatblast, Vilgax, and Ghostfreak/Zs'Skayr
* ''WesternAnimation/DocMcStuffins'': Commander Crush
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'': ComicBook/LexLuthor, [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Thunder]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'': Duke, Roadblock, Zartan, Wild Bill, Ripcord and Doc
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': WesternAnimation/YakkyDoodle, Clamhead
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[BigBad Amon]], Baraz
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': Jamie
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'': Kamzo, [[BigBad King Nixel]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': Smytus
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Several one-shot characters (most noticeably Utopia)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': Green Goblin and Chameleon
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': Zeb Orrelios
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': [[TheStarscream Starscream]] and Darksteel
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'': Heatwave
* ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'': Wolverine, Spider-Man in Wolverine's body, Doc Samson, and Beetle
* ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen'': Vanisher

!!!Other
* ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'': Tom 2.0 - present
* ''WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}}'': Recorded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_HqEgm6chU two]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUkMfpv1pmg blurbs]] for the stream
* ''Advertising'': Currently does voice-over work for 7-Eleven's advertisements.
* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': Chronos. [[spoiler: Technically, a RoleReprisal, given TheReveal of him being Heat Wave [[NamesTheSame (the Flash villain, not the Rescue Bot)]]]].
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!!Tropes relating to Steve Blum's work:
* {{Badass}}: A lot of the characters he voices fit into this trope. As mentioned in a Tekkoshocon panel, someone stated that he voiced "every badass character ever."
* BadassBaritone: He has a fairly good one naturally, but takes it to its limit as Amon from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
* EvilLaugh: When he does a villain, it can range from sinister to magnificent.
* FakeBrit: As [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Zeb Orrelios]].
* GutturalGrowler: What got him a lot of attention and popularity. He also talks like this in RealLife.
** Taken to its limit in ''Saints Row: The Third'', where the Zombie voice option is just him making Tazmanian Devil-like noises.
** Averted in his performance as [[Anime/DigimonTamers Guilmon]].
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: His last name rhymes with "gloom," not "plum."
* LargeHam: Some of his roles qualify and some of them mix it, such as Amon, who's often vocally subdued, but when he needs to, [[MagnificentBastard he commands a powerful presence with both his voice and motions]].
* ManOfAThousandVoices: Has a wide vocal range, as he's capable of pulling off a higher-pitched voice (like [[CampGay Leeron]]) or an accent (like [[DashingHispanic Garcia Hotspur]] and [[ThoseWackyNazis Red Skull]]) whenever it's needed.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Turned 55 this year, even though he doesn't appear to be any older than his early to mid-forties.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: Averted. He's played a large variety of roles ''and'' has a wide vocal range (including a ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann gay mechanic]]'' and a ''[[Anime/DigimonTamers cute Digimon]]''). [[IAmNotSpock It's the fandom that only remembers him for Wolverine and Spike Spiegel]]. However, he notes that at the start of his career, he was stuck as monsters or bad guys.
%%* PungeonMaster: Of the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Amon]] type.
* RatedMForManly: A lot of his roles are uber many paragons such as Wolverine, Ares and Batman.
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: According to him in an interview, should all the characters he voiced ever engage in a free-for-all, the winner would be ''Leeron'' since he would creep everyone else out.
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