Creator / Steve Blum

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"When you're in a room with Steve Blum, you often think you're on a Shakespearian stage."

*SNIKT!!!*

Simply put, the American equivalent of Norio Wakamoto (and, to a lesser extent, Keiji Fujiwara).

Steven Jay Blum is well known for his incredibly versatile range. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most famous roles is Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop. He is also known for working with Wendee Lee and Nolan North. He is equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the same work at times, with some video games having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you have stepped into some bizarre world populated almost entirely with Steve Blums.

He has a Twitter account. In April and May of 2012, he used it to lead the charge to bring Toonami back on the air, which was announced as successful on May 16, 2012. He stopped doing non-union voice work in 2005, but still continues to do union voice work in anime occasionally.

Officially holds the Guinness World Record for being the most prolific video game voice actor, having 261 credited appearances as of May 10, 2012. A few of the characters he has voiced are found here.

Steve is married with three boys and he mentioned in a 2015 interview that one of his sons is doing voiceover work.

His Texas counterparts are Christopher Sabat (Dallas), Brandon Potter (Dallas), and David Wald (Dallas and Houston). He's also the Los Angeles counterpart to San Francisco's Erik Braa, and Canada's Brian Drummond and Scott McNeil. Keith Silverstein, Xander Mobus, and Ben Diskin are considered to be his successors.


Roles from Steve Blum:

Anime

Comic Books

Film

Video Games

Western Animation

Other


Tropes relating to Steve Blum's work:

  • Rated M for Manly: A lot of his roles are uber many paragons such as Wolverine, Ares and Batman.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: According to him in an interview, should all the characters he voiced ever engage in a free-for-all, the winner would be Leeron since he would creep everyone else out.

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