Take Brad Swaile...and DESCRIBE HIM!!!
Basically he's the Canadian equivalent to Mamoru Miyano
, seeing as how this guy usually ends up dubbing Miyano's roles. Brad Swaile
was at first pigeonholed
into playing either young male leads
or Idiot Heroes
...And then came Death Note
In Death Note
he finally broke out of his pigeonhole
by playing Magnificent Bastard
Light Yagami. Many fans consider his performance to be the best of his entire career. Swaile instantly became memetically popular
, joining fellow VA Scott McNeil
. He introduced us to the wonders of taking potato chips... and EATING THEM
, and terrified everyone with his epic maniacal laughter
in the final episode.
On second thought, even though he has twice done Mamoru Miyano
's voice, his history of career seems to be mirroring Jun Fukuyama
You can also hear him in nearly EVERY Gundam
series, usually as a Gundam pilot. He pretty much just uses the same voice as he did for Quatre each time as well, making him that much easier to find.
Notable roles from Brad Swaile:
Known Tropes for Brad Swaile
- Acting for Two: In the Ocean Group dub of Dragon Ball Z he voices both Gohan and Goten.
- Evil Laugh: Does a truly epic one towards the end of Death Note.
- Before that he did one as Quatre of all people.
- He also got a good one as Mousse during the Hiryuu Shoten Ha story arc in Ranma ½.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: His voice is fairly easy to distinguish
- Gratuitous German: As Nightcrawler in X-Men: Evolution
- Idiot Hero: Most of the young male leads he plays tend to be this.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: Aside from voice acting his other skills include singing, reading music, playing drums and guitar, swimming, skiing (cross country and powder), horseback riding (Western), skating (ice and roller), baseball, football, hockey, sailing, tennis, billiards, bowling, basketball, soccer, hacky sack etc.
- Large Ham
- Mean Character, Nice Actor
- Nice Guy
- One of Us
- The Other Darrin: Replaced Jason Gray-Stanford as the voice of Yusaku Godai in Maison Ikkoku and Alex Doduk as Lan Hikari in Mega Man NT Warrior.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor
- Playing Against Type: Until he played Light Yagami the only evil character he's played was Ace, the bad pony in My Little Pony Tales.
- Precision F-Strike: In Black Lagoon. YEAH YOU GOT FUCKED!
- Pretty Boy: His fangirls seem to think so.
- Promoted Fanboy: Brad loves Transformers and got to play the role of lead human protagonist Kicker in Transformers Energon.
- Relationship Voice Actor: He's voiced a lot of characters alongside Kirby Morrow, Janyse Jaud and Samuel Vincent.
- Star-Making Role: In Death Note
- Soft Spoken Sadist: As Light Yagami.
Exactly as planned... Not even my father planned this...