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'''Troy Edward Baker''' is a voice actor and musician from Texas whose forte seems to be playing [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating assholes]], be they heroic or villainous. On the other hand, though, he's also good at playing [[PluckyComicRelief comedic]] characters, even though some of them [[ObfuscatingStupidity just might end up being the former]].

He has been doing voiceover work in California and with this change his forte has switched to playing {{Magnificent Bastard}}s. If he voices a character like this, expect a character voiced by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch to oppose him. Also seems to like playing a FakeBrit, generally either the EvilBrit or TheMeanBrit[[note]]Kazkis Proxy and Schneizel have that EvilBrit thing going for them; November 11 and Excalibur are actually supposed to be British and have aspects of TheMeanBrit[[/note]]. He has also, apparently, taken on the mantle of voicing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker due to his near-perfect impersonation of the iconic Joker voice done by Creator/MarkHamill.

Troy married his wife Pam on October 13, 2012. Apparently, this is one of the main reasons why Creator/MatthewMercer [[TheOtherDarrin took over his role]] as Kanji in the second half of the ''Persona 4'' anime. By the time he's back from honeymoon, he's gone to become so well-known that he joins the ranks of Creator/SteveBlum and Creator/CrispinFreeman of legendary voice actors that he ends up as a union-only voice actor, meaning that for most of his roles, Creator/MatthewMercer would end up succeeding those.

Troy is currently one of the most popular voice actors working out of Los Angeles today - you probably know him best for Booker Dewitt in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', Joel in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', the default male voice in the ''Saints Row'' series from ''3'' onwards, the first voice of Kanji in ''Persona 4'' (he left halfway through recording of the anime adaptation because of his marriage and honeymoon, and has since been replaced by Creator/MatthewMercer), Hawkeye in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' and Snow in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' trilogy.

His Japanese counterpart is Creator/TakehitoKoyasu, mostly due to the joke that they are in everything in addition to their similar vocal ranges [[note]]Coincidentally enough, Koyasu's SpiritualSuccessor is Creator/TomokazuSugita, where one of Sugita's American counterparts happen to be Creator/MatthewMercer, Troy's SpiritualSuccessor[[/note]]. In terms of shared roles, he's the American counterpart to Creator/TomokazuSeki and Creator/KosukeToriumi.

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/TroyBakerVA account]], but following a politically incorrect joke and some backlash he abandoned it for ''three months.'' See the YMMV page for more details.
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!!Notable roles by Troy Baker:
!!!Anime
* [[PlayingAgainstType Abel Nightroad]] in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''
* Action Bastard in ''Manga/CrayonShinChan'' (the Creator/AdultSwim GagDub version)
* Akatsuki Kain in ''Manga/VampireKnight''
* Excalibur in ''Manga/SoulEater'' ([[CatchPhrase FOOL!]])
* Frank Archer in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Greed Ling (The Second Greed) in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]''
* Gin in ''[[Manga/DetectiveConan Case Closed]]''
* Hoi in ''Anime/DragonBallZ: Wrath of the Dragon''
* Jenos Hazard in ''Manga/BlackCat''
* Jin Kariya in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ganryu in ''[[Anime/BleachMovies Bleach: Memories of Nobody]]''
* Kazkis Proxy in ''Anime/ErgoProxy''
* Kouga Gennosuke in ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''
* Madarao and Kaguro in ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}''
* Makoto Kawazu in ''Manga/DesertPunk''
* November 11 in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''
* Ryosuke Morimi in ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast''
* Schneizel el Britannia in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Syam Vist in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''
* Yamato and Pain in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Zuuma in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Revolution''

!!!Video Games
* Alec Mason in ''Franchise/RedFaction: Guerilla''
* Alex Taylor in ''VideoGame/TheCrew''
* Batman, Sinestro, Brainiac, and Two-Face in ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes]]''
* Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''
* The Boss ("Male Voice 1") in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''
* Buck the Exile Human Spellslinger Explorer in ''VideoGame/WildStar''
* Charles Gregory in ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain''
* Delsin Rowe in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''
* Erron Black, Shinnok, and Fujin in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''
* Espio the Chameleon in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (2010-current)
* Gul'dan in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' (since ''Warlords of Draenor'')
* Jake Muller in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' (he also sings the ending theme for Jake's campaign)
* Jack Mitchell in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare''
* James in the Xbox 360/[=PS3=] version of ''VideoGame/SilentHill2''
* Jetfire and Zeta Prime in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
** Jetfire, Kickback, and Jazz in ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''
* Joel in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''
* Joseph Allen and random Army Rangers in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2''
* Kai Leng in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''
* Kanji Tatsumi and [[spoiler:Shadow Kanji]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (also for Golden, Arena and the first half of the anime, which could be considered a second StarMakingRole)
** Eikichi 'Michel' Mishina in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''
* Kul Tesska in the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes]]'' video game
* Logan Thackeray in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2''
* Lyndon the Scoundrel in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''
* Markus Vaughn in ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter''
* Sgt. Matt Baker, [[TheDanza appropriately]], in ''VideoGame/BrothersInArms''
* Migrant AC, Zodiac #3 and the second computer voice in ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore 5''
* Mitsunari Ishida in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara: Samurai Heroes'' and the anime
* Nathan Drake's Brother in ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd''
* Comicbook/{{Nova}} in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''
* Ocelot in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''
* Orkos in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarAscension''
* Pagan Min in ''VideoGame/FarCry4''
* Talion in ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''
* Pyrrhon and Arlon in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''
* Rhys in ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands''
* Ryu Hayabusa in the ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive'' series (from ''Dimensions'' on) and ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3''
* Sigma in the promotional anime for ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' [[spoiler: and Kyle Klim in the game proper.]]
* Simon Blackquill in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies''
* Sinestro ([[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame again]]) and Nightwing in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
* Siris in ''VideoGame/InfinityBlade''
* [[PlayingAgainstType Snow]] [[TheHero Vill]][[TheIdealist iers]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'', and ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' ([[MemeticMutation STEELGUARD!]])
* Sol Badguy in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear 2: Overture''
* Superman in ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis''
* Suzaku in ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse''
* Terrance Brooks, the Black Ops Multiplayer Announcer by proxy, and additional voices in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''
* Two-Face and Robin in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham''
** Arkham Knight[=/=][[spoiler:Red Hood]] in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''
* Valvatorez in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten''
* Vincent Brooks in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Yun in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''
* Yuri Lowell in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' (his StarMakingRole in the video game industry)
* Zenith and Theron Shan in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''

!!!Western Animation
* Loki and Hawkeye in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble''
* Steeljaw in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''
* Van Kleiss and Biowulf in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''
* Whirlwind, Clay Quartermain, Grey Gargoyle, Blizzard, Ulik, Faradei, Groot, and Michael Korvac in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
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!!Tropes frequently used for this actor's roles
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Confirms he suffers from ADHD to some extent, and lampshades the fact it causes him to go on highly entertaining tangents during convention panels. He also has said he utilizes his ipad rather than a paper script to prevent getting distracted during recordings.
* BadassBaritone: Normally uses a deep voice in many of the characters he voices. This is especially true if the character is an AntiHero or a villain.
* TheCastShowoff: Having originally been a singer and guitarist before becoming a voice actor, some of the games Troy has worked on take advantage of this. Among them include Resident Evil 6, where he sings the ending theme of Jake Muller's campaign and Bioshock Infinite's "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" sequence.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of the characters he had voiced tend to be sarcastic. In addition, he also pulled a humorously sarcastic comment about how to be a voice actor in video games in the 2015 Video Game Awards:
--> '''Baker:''' "People always ask me how to get into acting in video games. There are two simple steps. First, buy a microphone, and get a lot of practice with it. Second, ''wait for me and Creator/NolanNorth to die."''
* EvilSoundsDeep: Whenever he plays a villain, expect them to have a deep voice.
* FakeBrit: He's ''really'' good at pulling off British accents. Compare [[Anime/DarkerThanBlack November 11]], [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur]], [[Anime/CodeGeass Schneizel]], [[VideoGame/BinaryDomain Charles Gregory]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Arlon]], [[WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex Van Kleiss]], Sinestro, [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan Loki]], and [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron Jetfire]].
* GentleGiant: He's 6'3, yet is very sweet and talkative to his fans.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/TravisWillingham.
* InsistentTerminology: His opinion on the term "voice acting" is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEQYN5gEZvM#t=45m28s as follows]].
-->'''Baker:''' ''"Voice acting", at least in the realm that I operate in, is just an archaic term, because it's just acting.''
* {{Keet}}: Troy is a noticeably energetic and enthusiastic during convention panels.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: As expected from a veteran Funimation voice actor residing in LA.
** Taken to truly ridiculous levels in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', where he's played five (and a sixth for [[SplitPersonality Two-Face]]) major characters, both heroes and villains, all of whom sound different. Rocksteady were actually able to use this in ''Arkham Knight'' to hide the fact that [[spoiler: two of his characters were the same person]].
** Another great example is in ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' where his character has lines emulating characters played by Creator/NolanNorth and Creator/PatrickWarburton. You can tell Baker is actively trying (And slips up a bit with Warburton) to not too perfectly mimic the other actors' voices.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: While having some nasty character roles under his belt, Troy in real life is a very sweet and talkative goof.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Inverted; Troy is a talented player (to the point of playing a ''Silent Hill'' music concert with Creator/AkiraYamaoka, Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn and Joe Romersa at [=SabotenCon=] in 2013), and he's also consistently noted as being extremely friendly to fans.
* OneHeadTaller: With his second wife Pamela (who even in heels can't reach his lips).
* OneOfUs: A self-proclaimed "geek" who likes his anime and video games. A few examples stand out:
** A few days after this page was posted on Troy's official Facebook fanpage, he mentioned at a convention the similarities between Ganryu and Kariya, and his PTSD whenever he sees Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. Coincidence?
** In WebVideo/TableTop [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU9FzW5QyEg S2E15: Unspeakable Words]], he opens by playing '''''Trope''''' as a word.
* PassingTheTorch: He's the new official go-to guy for the voice of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker after Creator/MarkHamill retired from the role.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** [[CampGay Shadow]] [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Kanji]]. Actual [=YouTube=] comment: "Why, Troy Baker, why?"
** If flamboyance could count as against type, then [[VideoGame/{{Persona 2}} Eikichi]] probably qualifies too.
** His performance as [[WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes Michael Korvac]] seems to draw mostly from feelings of paranoia and fear.
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 Villiers]] is a famous example.
** [[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron Jazz]] is also a good example.
** A younger version of Creator/MarkHamill's Joker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
** In recent years, Troy has completely avoided being typecast as he plays a wide variety of distinct roles; in ''Kid Icarus'' alone, his two characters are [[TheStoic polar]] [[LargeHam opposites]].
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Creator/AshleyJohnson and Creator/LauraBailey.
* PromotedFanboy:
** He's a huge fan of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', and would later get to voice [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Two-Face, Robin]], [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Batman]], [[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs Nightwing]] and [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Joker]].
** Was also a huge fan of ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' and got to work with Naughty Dog on ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''.
** This has now come full circle with him being cast as Nathan Drake's brother in ''Uncharted 4''.
* RelationshipVoiceActor:
** He and Creator/TomokazuSeki voice Kanji Tatsumi and Mitsunari Ishida.
** Also with another seiyuu and with his other StarMakingRole: He and Creator/KosukeToriumi voice Yuri Lowell, Eikichi Mishina, and [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward Sigma]].
** After ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', he and Creator/AliHillis have curiously been working together often. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow and Lightning]], [[VideoGame/NinjaGaiden Ryu Hayabusa and Mizuki]], [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Palutena and Arlon/Pyrrhon]], [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII Dirk and Audrey Gassenarl]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Pain and Karin]], [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Kai Leng and Liara T'soni]]...
** He and Creator/LauraBailey also seem to be working together on multiple occasions ([[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Nova and Chun-Li]], [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Mitsunari Ishida and Oichi]], [[VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} Kanji Tatsumi and Rise Kujikawa]], [[VideoGame/{{Catherine}} Vincent Brooks and Catherine]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasy Snow Villiers and Serah Farron]] , [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur and Maka Albarn]], [[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite Booker DeWitt and Lady Comstock]], [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble Hawkeye and Black Widow]], [[VideoGame/InfinityBlade Siris and Isaline]], [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Espio and Blaze]], [[VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon Delsin Rowe and Abigail "Fetch" Walker]], and [[VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands Rhys and Fiona]]).
** Not to mention fellow Funimation veteran Creator/TravisWillingham. ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' almost looks like a CG buddy flick [[InkSuitActor with the two]].
** He's also teamed up with Creator/JenniferHale many times.
* SerkisFolk: He does a good bit of mocap work along with the voice acting in many video games such as ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'' and ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''. In fact, he's one of the many voice actors to promote this in the American video game industry thanks to the advancing technology in many video game consoles.
* SpiritualSuccessor:
** To Creator/NolanNorth in terms of popular AAA video game roles and motion capture work (the pair are playing brothers in ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' and adversaries in ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''). Interestingly enough, ''his'' spiritual successor is Creator/MatthewMercer in terms of Japanese video games and anime. The two even portray two different Robins in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', where Mercer is TheOtherDarrin to Baker's Tim Drake.
** After ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'', he's also this to Creator/MarkHamill as the Joker, doing a near dead-on impression of Hamill's Joker.
* StarMakingRole:
** He had two in 2008: Yuri Lowell in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' and Kanji Tatsumi in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. However, arguably the former could be consider the most important one, since ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' came out several months earlier and most of the characters he's made ever since are more similar to Yuri than to Kanji. Still, with Kanji he proved his incredible versatility.
** Snow from ''FFXIII'' is arguably the third big one for him. After that, he started landing more and more game roles.
** 2013 turned out to be yet another year of star making roles, with highly acclaimed lead roles in three of the most critically acclaimed games of the year: Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', Joel in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', and the Joker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: His main style of clothing. Here are [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/cc6f87d99c6d35f99b6f9e655e909f46/tumblr_n2e46hOPk81rp1v88o2_500.png a few]] [[http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2013/303/b/6/troy_baker_by_collioni69-d6scxe1.jpg examples]].
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-->[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins "Ding Dong, the Bat is dead! Which old Bat? The dumb old Bat! Ding Dong, the dumb old Bat is dead! HAHAHAHAHA!"]]