Creator / Liam O'Brien

Liam O'Brien (born May 28, 1976) is an American voice actor. Chances are that if you notice a character who seems aristocratic or have noble standing, they'll have this guy voicing them. Most likely characteristics of his voice are an almost-faux British accent, gruff, or a very laid-back demeanor. And he doesn't differentiate that much—

"You want any voice differentiation? That's Gaara!"

His real forte seems to be voicing characters who have more than a few screws loose in their head, from the eccentric to the completely insane. In fact, this is what shot him to fame when he voiced Gaara in Naruto. He has a knack for Ambiguously Gay characters, and one heck of an Evil Laugh that's present in just about every villain he's ever played.

He's married to fellow voice actress Amy Kincaid (who played Shirley Fenette in Code Geass and Kotone Himekawa in To Heart) with two kids, and also does a butt-load of ADR directing (most notably for the Resident Evil series). Some think that he's turning into the English version of Norio Wakamoto in that both are very good at playing villains.

He has a Twitter account and started a podcast, "Allworknoplay", with fellow voice actor Sam Riegel.

Texan counterparts? J. Michael Tatum, Chuck Huber and John Burgmeier. Canadian Counterparts? Michael Adamthwaite, Ted Cole, Mark Hildreth and Brian Drummond. Doug Erholtz, Keith Silverstein, and Todd Haberkorn are his Spiritual Successors In terms of the villain typecast. Ray Chase also counts as his other Spiritual Successor in terms of similar vocal range.

Notable roles from Liam O'Brien:



Video Games

Web Video

Western Animation


Alternative Title(s): Liam O Brien