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Troy Baker is a voice actor 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]].

Recently 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.

Has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/TroyBakerVA account]].
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!!Notable roles by Troy Baker:
!!!Anime
* [[PlayingAgainstType Abel Nightroad]] in ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''
* Action Bastard in ''[[Anime/ShinChan Crayon Shin-chan]]''
* Akatsuki Kain in ''Manga/VampireKnight''
* Excalibur in ''Manga/SoulEater'' ([[CatchPhrase FOOL!]])
* Frank Archer in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist''
** [[spoiler: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 TheMovie ''[[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''
* Booker [=DeWitt=] in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''
* The Boss (one of his voices) in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' and ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''
* Buck the Exile Human Spellslinger Explorer in ''VideoGame/WildStar''
* Charles Gregory in ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain''
* The Dark Knight himself in ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes]]'', plus SelfDemonstrating/{{Sinestro}}, Brainiac and Two-Face, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity again]].
* Delsin Rowe in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon''
* Espio the Chameleon in ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' (2010-current)
* Jake Muller in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''
** He also sings the ending theme for Jake's campaign.
* 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}}'', which could also be considered a second StarMakingRole. More details below.
** 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''
* Mitchell in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare''
* Mitsunari Ishida in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara: Samurai Heroes'' and the anime
* Comicbook/{{Nova}} in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVSCapcom3'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''
* Ocelot in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''
* Orkos in ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWar God of War: Ascension]]''
* Pyrrhon and Arlon in ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''
* 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''
* Suzaku in ''VideoGame/TrinityUniverse''
* Terrance Brooks, and the Black Ops Multiplayer Announcer by proxy in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. Also does some additional voices.
* Two-Face and Robin in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham''
* Valvatorez in ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten''
* Vincent Brooks in ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}''
* Yun in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''
* Yuri Lowell in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', which was his StarMakingRole in the video game industry.
* Zenith in ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''

!!!Western Animation
* Loki and Hawkeye in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''
* Van Kleiss and Biowulf in ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex''
* Whirlwind, Clay Quartermain, Grey Gargoyle, Blizzard, Ulik, Faradei, Groot, and Michael Korvac in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
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!!Tropes frequently used for this actor's roles
* 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.
* 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]], [[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame Sine]][[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs stro]], [[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.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Mostly likely shown with his wife. He's at least a head taller than her.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: As expected from a veteran Funimation voice actor residing in LA.
* 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 seems to be about 5'2-5'3).
* OneOfUs: 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.
* 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/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes 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]].
* 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''.
* 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]], [[Manga/SoulEater Excalibur and Maka Albarn]], [[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite Booker DeWitt and Lady Comstock]], [[WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble Hawkeye and Black Widow]], [[VideoGame/InfinityBlade Siris and Isaline]], [[Series/SonicTheHedgehog Espio and Blaze]], and [[VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon Delsin Rowe and Abigail "Fetch" Walker]].
** 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.
* 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''.
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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!"]]
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