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 Hot Blooded
or a complete jerk
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 Hayao Miyazaki
, and finally got the chance to provide a voice for the dub of Howl's Moving Castle
with the (albeit minor) role of Prince Justin. He's also quite fond of opera music and actually sang once at a convention.
He also seems to be cast alongside Quinton Flynn
frequently in addition to either fighting side
or harboring a personal grudge
against Johnny Yong Bosch
. His sister is actress Cassidy Freeman
He also has a podcast entitled "Voice Acting Mastery
", focusing on providing tips, tricks, and insider information on becoming a voice actor.
Also has a Twitter account
and a Youtube account.
Not to be confused with any other Freeman
on this wiki.
Notable roles by Crispin Freeman:
Tropes for Crispin Freeman:
- Ascended Fanboy:
- Ax Crazy: Some of his most renowned roles.
- Badass: Many of his roles are often deemed that.
- Bishōnen: Has not only voiced them, but is also considered one.
- Deadpan Snarker: Some of his roles, particularly Kyon.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Occasionally jokes around with this.
- Genre Savvy: In an interview about God Of War III, he responds that having played the first game, he knows that his role is essentially "Not Kratos", and is well aware that his character's fate is to die a grisly death (as pictured in Fantastic Light Source).
- I Knew It: He called the revelation that Itachi loved his little brother within minutes of learning about the character. He relates the story here, at 24:10.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: You can't deny it after this. Kyon also has a cat, but he doesn't really care for Shamisen as much as his sister.
- Large Ham: When push comes to shove (I.E. The director tells him to), he can pull it off very well. Case In Point: Orange.
- "No. Just... No" Reaction: After reading an email in which a fan assumed he had experience with incest (details here) and asked for advice, Crispin was creeped out and left his computer for a few minutes.
- Older Than They Look: He looks no older than his mid-twenties despite being forty.
- One of Us: 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.
- He has a 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.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: At first.
- Renaissance Man: Crispin can do live theater, voice act in all areas of the media, teach mythology, teach anime compared to Western Animation, direct, and write. Fans may exaggerate his versatility.
- Sharp Dressed Man: 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.
- Spell My Name with an S: He's listed as "Crispen Freeman" in the credits for Tales Of Symphonia
- Took a Level in Badass: Back around the time that he was in series such as Angel Sanctuary, 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 Large Ham, there was no looking back.
- Unions In Hollywood: He can only work in union shops contracted to SAG and AFTRA. This makes it difficult for him to reprise some of his older roles in anime and video games where they are considered non-union by either one of them or both. To elaborate, his roles in Tales Of Symphonia and Phantom Brave were replaced with a different voice actor in the sequel and remake respectively because these projects were considered non-union prior to joining a union.
- Luckily, Funimation (which happens to be non-union because they are headquartered in Texas note ) was kind enough to outsource the Slayers Revolution and Hellsing dubs to him, instead.
- What Could Have Been: He was nearly Archer, Kamina, Sephiroth, and Vincent Volaju.