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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/WolverineAndTheX-Men}} *SNIKT!!!*]]'''''

Simply put, the American equivalent of Creator/NorioWakamoto.

Steven Jay Blum is notable for his ''incredibly'' versatile range, though his most well-known is his GutturalGrowler voice. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most notable roles is Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. He's 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 videogames having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you've stepped into some bizarre world of 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.

Officially holds the [[GuinnessWorldRecords Guiness World Record]] 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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!!Notable roles from Steve Blum:
* ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'': Captain Bartlett
* ''VideoGame/ApeEscape 3'': Monkey Yellow
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore: For Answer'': Otsdarva/[[spoiler:Maximillian Thermidor]]
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'': Sergei
* ''Manga/{{Bastard}}'' : Gara
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': [[TheFlash Captain Cold and Heat Wave]]
* ''VideoGame/{{BattleZone|1998}}'': Corporal Buzz
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': Heatblast, Vilgax, and Ghostfreak/Zs'Skayr
* ''Anime/TheBigO'': Roger Smith
* ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' (sequel): Joseph "Super Joe" Gibson
* ''Anime/BloodPlus'': Collins, Moses
* ''VideoGame/BraveFencerMusashi'': Jon.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'': Grayson Hunt
* ''Call Of Duty'' franchise:
** Captain Foley in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty''
** Tank Dempsey in ''Call of Duty: World at War'' and ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''' NaziZombies mode
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Tohdoh Kyoshiro
* VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals: Numerous Allied units
* ''VideoGame/CompanyOfHeroes'': Voiceover for the American Commander.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Spike Spiegel
* ''Dawn Of War'':
** ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': Vindicare Assassin
** ''Dawn Of War II'': Scout Sergeant Cyrus, [[{{Badass}} Eliphas]], [[EvilOverlord the Inheritor]] and [[MrFixit Techmarine Martellus]].
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'': Cliff
* DC:
** Has voiced Killer Croc in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' and ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman]]'', where he also voiced several other characters in the latter, such as The Joker, Two-Face, Batman himself, and ''[[ButtMonkey Killer Moth]]''. Do note that all characters in the latter are SpeakingSimlish.
** He also voiced the majority of the nameless guards and thugs in ''Asylum'' and ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', and Sickle in the latter.
** The Electrocutioner and Ricky "Loose Lips" [=LeBlanc=] in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''
** {{Darkseid}} in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar''.
* ''VideoGame/DiabloIII'': Zoltun Kulle
* ''VideoGame/TheDig'': Ludger Brink, Cocytan Leader, Borneo Space Observer.
* ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'': [[TheSpock Gale]]
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}''
** [=BlackWarGreymon=], Hawkmon's Baby forms, and all 3 of Veemon's Armor forms in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''
** [[PlayingAgainstType Guilmon]], Kenta, and Yamaki in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''
** JP in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''
** Falcomon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Oghren, First Enchanter Irving, miscellaneous dwarves.
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'': Kyohei Kadota
* ''Franchise/DynastyWarriors 4'' & ''5'': Sun Jian and Xiahou Yuan
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': Harry
* ''Compilation of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
** Vincent Valentine in both ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' and ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'': Ba'Gamnan
* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIII2'': Valfodr, the Arbiter of Time.
* ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR: Perseus Mandate]]'': David Raynes
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Shin
* ''FullThrottle'': Sid of the Vultures
* ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'': Jim Skylark
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute'': Duke, Roadblock, Zartan, Wild Bill, Ripcord and Doc.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': The Laughing Man
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': Ares
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'': Eikichi Onizuka and some extras.
* ''Guild Wars'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/GuildWars'': Prophecies and Factions'': Male protagonists, Justiciar Habilon of the White Mantle.
** ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'': Rytlock Brimstone.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}} Anime'': Balladbird Lee
** ''Gungrave Overdose'': Fangoram and Bunji Kugashira
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': Yakky Doodle, Clamhead.
* ''VideoGame/KessenII'': Guan Yu
* ''Film/IKnowThatVoice'': Himself
* ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'': Alex Cunningham
* ''{{Killer7}}'': Benjamin Keane
* ''Anime/LastExile'': Vincent Alzey
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[BigBad Amon]]
* ''Series/{{LOST}}: Via Domus'': Jack Shepard
* ''VideoGame/MadWorld'': Jack Cayman
** Reprises the role in the sequel: ''VideoGame/AnarchyReigns''
* ''MagnaCarta 2'': [[BigBad Schuenzeit Baren]]
* Marvel:
** {{Wolverine}} in any Franchise/MarvelUniverse media from the video game ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' onwards (except for [[Film/{{X-Men}} the X-Men films]], obviously)
** Wolverine and Taskmaster in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''
** He's actually done a lot of work for Marvel; he voiced Bullseye in ''VideoGame/ThePunisher'' game and Vanisher in ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and The X-Men}}''.
** Wolverine, RedSkull, and BetaRayBill in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
** [[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 [[Anime/{{X-Men}} the]] [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-18/x-men-anime-clips-with-english-dub-streamed X-Men anime]].
** Wolverine, Spider-Man in Wolverine's body, Doc Samson and Beetle in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''.
** Green Goblin and Chameleon in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Grunt, Wilson, The Shadow Broker and about half the crewmen.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'': Jamie
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** Gene in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps''
** Ramon Galvez Mena in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': Smytus
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Orochimaru, Zabuza Momochi and additional voices.
* ''Neo VideoGame/{{Contra}}'': Master Contra
* ''{{Nomad}}'' (Sergei Brodov film): The wily Jungar shaman (English dubbing).
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'': Dark Star
* ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'': Walnut the Bounty Hunter
* ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'': Chen Shin
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'': Tiger, the horde of G-men in The Milkman Conspiracy.
* ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'': Almost all of the random Marine voices in . And this did indeed include [[TalkingToHimself Steve-to-Steve conversations]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}'': Captain Marshall and Phallinx Hagar
* ''RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'': The Thugs-4-Less Leader
* ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool'': Shizuma Kusanagi
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Several one-shot characters (most noticeably Utopia).
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'': Makoto Shishio
* ''VideoGame/TheSaboteur'': [[BadassPreacher Father Denis]]
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'': The [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombie]] voice option
* ''[[SakuraWars Sakura Wars: the Movie]]'': Yuichi Kayama (Credited as David Lucas)
* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': Mugen
* ''Anime/SCryed'': Kazuma the Shell Bullet
* ''VideoGame/ShadowsOfTheDamned'': [[DashingHispanic Garcia Hotspur]]
* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'': Rioichi Cooper
* Franchise/StarWars:
** Andronikos Revel, Sergeant Boran, a Separatist Commander on Ord Mantell, Baron Deathmark, and many others in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''.
** Rebel Alliance engineers in ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront''.
** Galak Fyyar in Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, as well as providing voices for the Reborn.
** Star Wars: X Wing Alliance as Rebel pilot Olin Garn.
** Zeb Orrelios in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''
* ''Anime/StreetFighterIIV'': Dhalsim
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': [[CampGay Leeron]]
* ''Manga/TheyWereEleven'': triple-duty as King, Amazon, and Rednose.
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'': Jake Martinez
* ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'': Tom 2.0 - present
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'':
** Barricade, Shockwave, Cliffjumper, and the Narrator in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
** Swindle, Sharpshot, and Shockwave in the sequel, ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''
** [[TheStarscream Starscream]] and Darksteel in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
** Dark Scream and W.A.R.S. in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''
** Heatwave in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots''
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Tribes}} Tribes: Vengeance]]'': Jericho
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Professor Nebraska
* ''VideoGame/UrbanReign'': Brad Hawk
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'': Zaka, Karl Landzaat, and Nils Daerden
* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': Tzimisce Andrei and the [[AxCrazy Sabbat]] vampires.
* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': Duelo [=McFile=]
* ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'': Lieutenant Colonel Burns
* ''Manga/WolfsRain'': Darcia
* ''VideoGame/TheWonderful101'': Supreme Overlord Jergingha
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Male [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] {{Player Character}}s
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Xenosaga Episode III]]'': Cannan, The Professor, and Sellers

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!!Tropes relating to Steve Blum's work:
* {{Badass}}: A lot of the characters he voices fits 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''.
** 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'd creep everyone else out.
* DoingItForTheArt: The reason he still does anime dubbing, even though it pays nothing compared to doing video games and western animation.
** It's worth noting that despite being a union-only member, anime is how Steve Blum 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).
* EvilLaugh: Is a master of this.
* GutturalGrowler: What got him a lot of attention and popularity. It should be noted that he 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.
** Surprisingly averted in his performance as [[Anime/DigimonTamers Guilmon]].
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: His last name is pronounced 'bloom'.
* LargeHam: Some of his roles qualify.
** And some of them mix it, such as Amon, who is 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.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Steve is known for his growly and deep voice which mostly fits with villains. But in real life he's a really sweet and down-to-earth guy who promotes charity.
* OneOfUs: On top of being a comic book fan, he also lead the charge to get Creator/{{Toonami}} back on the air, being as passionate about it as his many fans.
* 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.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Leeron and Guilmon would be the best examples.
** 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.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' has him playing Hobble, a weak, cowardly, ButtMonkey Plumber who's pretty much the antithesis of [[EvilOverlord Vil]][[RoleReprisal gax]].
* PromotedFanboy: He often talks about hanging out at his uncle's comic book shop and reading the comics. He's currently voiced numerous comic book characters, most notably SelfDemonstrating/{{Wolverine}}.
* PungeonMaster: Of the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Amon]] type.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: He's often worked together with Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/CrispinFreeman, Creator/NolanNorth, FredTatasciore, Creator/BeauBillingslea, Creator/JoshKeaton, Creator/DaranNorris, and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
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