->''"Releasing control art restrictions level 3. Level 2. Level 1. The Cromwell approval is now in effect. Hold release until target is silenced. Now... I WILL SHOW YOU HOW THE REAL CRISPIN FREEMAN DOES BATTLE!!!"''
->-- ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' (more or less)

[[LightNovel/FateZero Rejoice, Troper. Crispin Freeman will be described here.]]

Crispin Freeman is one of the more popular voice actors in the business, and, well, what can we say, the guy's got talent for characters that are HotBlooded or [[SmugSnake smug]] or [[{{Jerkass}} a complete jerk]] or [[TheCape heroic]] or [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] or {{Badass}} or...just about anything.

Crispin seems to be fascinated by the use of myths in anime, and regularly hosts panels at cons on the subject. He's also a fan of Creator/HayaoMiyazaki, and finally got the chance to provide a voice for the dub of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' with the (albeit minor) role of Prince Justin. He's also quite fond of Opera and actually sang some at a convention. He's been doing union voice work in anime since 2005.

He seems to be cast alongside Creator/QuintonFlynn frequently, in addition to [[RelationshipVoiceActor either]] [[Manga/WolfsRain fighting]] [[Anime/LastExile side]]-[[Anime/WitchHunterRobin by]]-[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya side]] [[Anime/EurekaSeven with]] or harboring a [[Anime/CodeGeass personal]] [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} grudge]] against Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. His sister is actress [[Series/{{Smallville}} Cassidy]] [[Series/TheVampireDiaries Freeman]]. No relation to now-retired Creator/{{Funimation}} voice actor Creator/ScottFreeman.

Not to be confused [[ComicStrip/TheBoondocks with]] [[Creator/MorganFreeman any]] [[Creator/MartinFreeman other]] [[VideoGame/HalfLife Freeman]] on this wiki.

He also has a podcast entitled ''Podcast/VoiceActingMastery'', focusing on providing tips, tricks, and insider information on becoming a voice actor.

Also has a Website/{{Twitter}} [[http://twitter.com/crispinfreeman/ account]] and a Website/{{YouTube}} [[http://www.youtube.com/user/crispinfreeman account]].

He's the California counterpart of Japan's Creator/TakehitoKoyasu and Creator/TomokazuSugita[[note]]Along with Creator/PatrickSeitz and Creator/MatthewMercer[[/note]], as well as Texas's Creator/JMichaelTatum (Dallas) Creator/MikeMcFarland (Dallas) and Creator/AndrewLove (Dallas and Houston), and Canada's Creator/MichaelAdamthwaite, Hiro Kanagawa and Creator/PaulDobson[[note]]Alongside with Creator/MichaelMcConnohie[[/note]]. Creator/KeithSilverstein, Creator/MarcDiraison, and to some degree, Creator/MatthewMercer are considered to be his successors, particularly in non-union dubs.
!!Notable roles by Crispin Freeman:
* Alan Gabriel in ''Anime/TheBigO''
* Alex Rowe in ''Anime/LastExile''
* Alucard in ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}''
* Amon in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''
* Bjorn Johannsen in ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix''
* [[BigBad Brent Furlong]] in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie''
* Campanella in ''Anime/NightOnTheGalacticRailroad''
* [[Creator/TomokazuSugita Clerk Sugita]] in ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* Dan Simmonds in ''Anime/ArgentoSoma''
* Fuuma Monou in ''Manga/{{X 1999}}''
* Haji, Van Argeno, and Joel Goldschmidt VI in ''Anime/BloodPlus''
* Hibiki Amawa in ''Anime/IMyMeStrawberryEggs''
* Hideki Motosuwa in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''
* Holland in ''Anime/EurekaSeven''
* Itachi Uchiha and Ebisu in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Jeremiah "Orange" Gottwald in ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* Joker in the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA series, doing a surprisingly good British accent
* [[TheCameo Prince Justin]] in ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''
* Kagetsu in ''Anime/ShamanicPrincess''
* Karasu and [[spoiler:Noein after he takes off the mask]] in ''Anime/{{Noein}}''
* Kirei Kotomine in ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'' ([[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] Creator/JamiesonPrice)
* Koichi Kimura in ''Anime/DigimonFrontier''
** Thomas H. Norstein in ''[[Anime/DigimonSavers Digimon Data Squad]]''
* Kyon in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' and ''[[Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan]]''
* Mario in ''Anime/{{Geneshaft}}''
* Shannon in ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess''
* Shizuo Heiwajima in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''
* Spark in ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar''
* Straight Cougar in ''Anime/SCryed''
* Tabool in ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''
* Tenmei Uragasumi [[spoiler:a.k.a. BC]] in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''
* Togusa in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''
* Touga in ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''
* Tsume in ''Manga/WolfsRain''
* Tylor in ''Anime/IrresponsibleCaptainTylor''
* Wonrei and Albert in ''Manga/ZatchBell''
* Zelgadis Graywords in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' (after the first arc)

* Rude in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''

!!!Video Games
* Albedo and Nigredo/Gaignun in ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''
* Albel Nox in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime''
* Balmung and Sakaki in ''Franchise/DotHack''
* Breakdown in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
* Bruce Irvin in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' (since ''Tekken 5'')
* Firefly in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' and ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''
* Gannayev-of-Dreams in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2: Mask of the Betrayer''
* Grimlock and Breakdown in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
* Guan Yu in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 5''
* Heat in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga''
* Hector in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness''
* Helios in ''VideoGame/GodOfWar''
* ComicBook/IronMan in ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance 2''
* Lucas Montbarron in ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege III''
* The Male Wizard in ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''
* The Masked Lumen [[spoiler: AKA Young Balder]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}}''
* Mathias Cronqvist in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence''
* Overlord Zetta in ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom''
* Raphael from ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''
* Regal Bryant in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''
* Rick Henderson in ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney''
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Setzer]] and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Will Turner]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''
* Siegfried Schtauffen in ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Calibur 3]]'' (replaced by Creator/RogerCraigSmith afterward)
* Spartan Jerome-092 in ''VideoGame/HaloWars''
* Sundowner in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''
* Zeri in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII''

!!!Western Animation
* Scott Lang/Ant-Man II in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''
* Electro in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''
* Fabian Menkle in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooHauntedHolidays''
* Mr. Maheswaran in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
* Maverick in ''WesternAnimation/WolverineAndTheXMen''
* Roy Harper (Speedy/[[spoiler:Arsenal]]) and [[spoiler:his clones (Red Arrow and Guardian)]] in ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''
!!Tropes associated with Crispin Freeman:
* AscendedFanboy:
** The man's a big anime nerd and a fan of [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]], and was able to score a [[TheCameo small role]] in ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle''.
** He's also a fan of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and got to work with series creator Creator/GregWeisman on ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' and ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice''.
* AxCrazy: Some of his most renowned roles.
* {{Badass}}: Many of his roles are often deemed that.
** BadassBaritone: He's made a career out of it.
** BadassBookworm: In RealLife.
* {{Bishonen}}: Has not only voiced them, but is also considered one.
** OlderThanTheyLook: Would you believe that the guy's in his forties?
* CoolTeacher: Offers voice acting classes and has a podcast on the subject.
* DeadpanSnarker: Some of his roles, particularly Kyon.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Occasionally jokes around with this.
* IKnewIt: He called the revelation that Itachi [[spoiler: loved his little brother]] within minutes of learning about the character. He relates the story [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PN2uycoKU8 here]], at 24:10.
* KindheartedCatLover: You can't deny it after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoreKMuxlHs this]]. [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]] also has a cat, but he doesn't really care for Shamisen as much as his sister.
* LargeHam: When push comes to shove (I.E. the director tells him to), he can pull it off very well. Case In Point: [[Anime/CodeGeass Orange]].
* NoJustNoReaction: After reading an email in which a fan assumed he had experience with incest (details [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvGRIV-N86Q&feature=related here]]) and asked for advice, Crispin was creeped out and left his computer for a few minutes.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He looks no older than his mid-twenties despite being in his forties.
* OneOfUs: In addition to being a mythology scholar, he's also an anime fan in his own right. In fact, he frequently gives presentations and attends seminars on the subject.
** How big of an anime fan is he? He once considered changing his name to Mark, from ''Anime/BattleOfThePlanets''. '''That''' big.
** He has a Website/{{Twitter}} account, and a very active one at that. He used it to type an update that read "Guess what I'm dubbing today?", along with a photo of a television screen showing Kyon in a winter outfit.
** He's a big ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanboy, and a technical problem at Otakon 2013 revealed that his desktop background is a picture of the TARDIS.
** When Creator/DiscotekMedia announced that they had relicensed ''Anime/NightOnTheGalacticRailroad'', he took to their Website/{{Facebook}} comment section to ask to be a part of the production process of the DVD/BD. Not only did Discotek happily oblige, Crispin is using this chance to actually fix an issue in the dub by replacing a line absent in all other releases. Now that is dedication.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor: At first.
** ManOfAThousandVoices: AxCrazy psychopaths, [[TroubledButCute brooding young men]], {{Badass}}es, {{Large Ham}}s, {{Badass Normal}}s...this man can do all of them and more. Just check out [[http://www.crispinfreeman.com/ his demo reel]].
* PlayingAgainstType: Compared to his more well-known roles, [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Sundowner]] has a higher-pitched, raspier voice, and a deep southern accent. Same goes for [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Firefly]], only without the accent.
* RenaissanceMan: Crispin can do live theater, voice act in all areas of the media, teach mythology, teach anime compared to WesternAnimation, direct, and write. Fans may exaggerate his versatility.
* SharpDressedMan: Not to the extent of a three-piece suit, but he seems to wear button-up shirts and vests to conventions, while most other actors prefer T-shirts and jeans.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: He's listed as "Crispen Freeman" in the credits for ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
* StarMakingRole: As Zelgadis Graywords in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' and Alucard in ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'' (the latter as a California-based voice actor).
* TookALevelInBadass: Back around the time that he was in series such as ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'', people cringed at hearing he would be in a dub. Whether this was ''him'', or him just being ''miscast'', once he got dropped on characters that allowed him to go full-bore LargeHam, there was no looking back.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Known to wear them.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was nearly [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Archer]][[note]]That role was taken by Creator/LiamOBrien since Freeman was a {{union|s in Hollywood}}-only actor whilst Liam was FiCore and that the dub was non-union. Freeman did voice Kirei Kotomine in ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'', [[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] Creator/JamiesonPrice.[[/note]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]][[note]]That role was taken by Creator/KyleHebert[[/note]], [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]][[note]]Taken by Creator/GeorgeNewbern[[/note]], and [[Anime/CowboyBebop Vincent Volaju]][[note]]Taken by Creator/DaranNorris[[/note]].
->''[[Manga/{{Naruto}} "Sorry, Troper. Maybe next time."]]''