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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
Steven Jay Blum is notable for his
versatile range, though his most well-known is his
voice. He can play just about any role from heroes, to villains, even to the just plain weird. One of his most notable roles is Spike Spiegel from
. He's also known for
working with Wendee Lee
. He's equally known for having a ludicrous number of roles in the
work at times, with some videogames having him voice so many extras that it seems as if you've stepped into some bizarre world of Steve Blums.
He has a
. In April and May of 2012, he used it to lead the charge to bring
back on the air, which was announced as successful on May 16, 2012.
Officially holds the
Guiness 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
Notable roles from Steve Blum: : Captain Bartlett Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War : Monkey Yellow Ape Escape 3 : Otsdarva/ Armored Core: For Answer Maximillian Thermidor : Sergei Asura's Wrath : Gara Bastard!! : Batman: The Brave and the Bold Captain Cold and Heat Wave : Corporal Buzz BattleZone : Heatblast, Vilgax, and Ghostfreak/Zs'Skayr Ben 10 : Roger Smith The Big O (sequel): Joseph "Super Joe" Gibson Bionic Commando : Collins, Moses Blood+ : Jon. Brave Fencer Musashi : Grayson Hunt Bulletstorm Call Of Duty franchise: : Tohdoh Kyoshiro Code Geass Command & Conquer: Generals: Numerous Allied units : Voiceover for the American Commander. Company of Heroes : Spike Spiegel Cowboy Bebop Dawn Of War: : Cliff Dead Rising DC: : Zoltun Kulle Diablo III : Ludger Brink, Cocytan Leader, Borneo Space Observer. The Dig : Digital Devil Saga Gale Digimon : Oghren, First Enchanter Irving, miscellaneous dwarves. Dragon Age: Origins : Kyohei Kadota Durarara!! & Dynasty Warriors 4 5: Sun Jian and Xiahou Yuan : Harry Fallout: New Vegas Compilation of : Final Fantasy VII : Ba'Gamnan Final Fantasy XII : Valfodr, the Arbiter of Time. Final Fantasy XIII-2 : David Raynes FEAR: Perseus Mandate : Shin Fist of the North Star : Sid of the Vultures Full Throttle : Jim Skylark Gate Keepers : Duke, Roadblock, Zartan, Wild Bill, Ripcord and Doc. G.I. Joe: Resolute : The Laughing Man Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex : Ares God of War : Eikichi Onizuka and some extras. Great Teacher Onizuka Guild Wars franchise: : Prophecies and Factions'': Male protagonists, Justiciar Habilon of the White Mantle. Guild Wars : Rytlock Brimstone. Guild Wars 2 : Balladbird Lee Gungrave Anime Gungrave Overdose: Fangoram and Bunji Kugashira : Yakky Doodle, Clamhead. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law : Guan Yu Kessen II : Himself I Know That Voice : Alex Cunningham IGPX Immortal Grand Prix : Benjamin Keane Killer7 : Vincent Alzey Last Exile : The Legend of Korra Amon : Jack Shepard LOST: Via Domus : Jack Cayman MadWorld : Magna Carta 2 Schuenzeit Baren Marvel: : Grunt, Wilson, The Shadow Broker and about half the crewmen. Mass Effect 2 : Jamie Megas XLR : Metal Gear : Smytus My Life as a Teenage Robot : Orochimaru, Zabuza Momochi and additional voices. Naruto Neo : Master Contra Contra (Sergei Brodov film): The wily Jungar shaman (English dubbing). Nomad : Dark Star No More Heroes : Walnut the Bounty Hunter Phantom Brave : Chen Shin Planetes : Tiger, the horde of G-men in The Milkman Conspiracy. Psychonauts : Almost all of the random Marine voices in . And this did indeed include Quake IV Steve-to-Steve conversations. : Captain Marshall and Phallinx Hagar Rage : The Thugs-4-Less Leader Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando : Shizuma Kusanagi Real Bout High School : Several one-shot characters (most noticeably Utopia). Regular Show : Makoto Shishio Rurouni Kenshin : The Saboteur Father Denis : The Saints Row The Third Zombie voice option : Yuichi Kayama (Credited as David Lucas) Sakura Wars: the Movie : Mugen Samurai Champloo : Kazuma the Shell Bullet s-CRY-ed : Shadows Of The Damned Garcia Hotspur : Rioichi Cooper Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Star Wars: Andronikos Revel, Sergeant Boran, a Separatist Commander on Ord Mantell, Baron Deathmark, and many others in . Star Wars: The Old Republic Rebel Alliance engineers in . Star Wars Battlefront Galak Fyyar in Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, as well as providing voices for the Reborn. Star Wars: X Wing Alliance as Rebel pilot Olin Garn. Zeb Orrelios in Star Wars: Rebels : Dhalsim Street Fighter II V : Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Leeron : triple-duty as King, Amazon, and Rednose. They Were Eleven : Jake Martinez Tiger & Bunny : Tom 2.0 - present Toonami : Transformers : Jericho Tribes: Vengeance : Professor Nebraska Trigun : Brad Hawk Urban Reign : Zaka, Karl Landzaat, and Nils Daerden Valkyria Chronicles : Tzimisce Andrei and the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Sabbat vampires. : Duelo McFile Vandread : Lieutenant Colonel Burns Vanquish : Darcia Wolfs Rain : Supreme Overlord Jergingha The Wonderful 101 : Male World of Warcraft troll Player Characters : Cannan, The Professor, and Sellers Xenosaga Episode III Tropes relating to Steve Blum's work: Badass: A lot of the characters he voices fits into this trope. As mentioned in a Tekkoshocon panel, someone stated that he voiced "every badass character ever." Badass Baritone: He has a fairly good one naturally, but takes it to its limit as Amon from . The Legend of Korra 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'd creep everyone else out. Doing It for the Art: The reason he still does anime dubbing, even though it pays nothing compared to doing video games and western animation. It's worth noting that despite being a union-only member, anime is how Steve Blum entered the voice acting business (as opposed to his other fellow union-only voice actors like James Arnold Taylor and Nolan North who entered the voice acting businesses other than anime). Evil Laugh: Is a master of this. Guttural Growler: What got him a lot of attention and popularity. It should be noted that he talks like this in Real Life. Taken to its limit in Saints Row: The Third, where the Zombie voice option is just him making Tazmanian Devil-like noises. Surprisingly averted in his performance as Guilmon. It's Pronounced Tro-PAY : His last name is pronounced 'bloom'. Large Ham: Some of his roles qualify. Man of a Thousand Voices: Has a wide vocal range, as he's capable of pulling off a higher-pitched voice (like Leeron) or an accent (like Garcia Hotspur and Red Skull) whenever it's needed. Mean Character, Nice Actor: Steve is known for his growly and deep voice which mostly fits with villains. But in real life he's a really sweet and down-to-earth guy who promotes charity. One of Us: On top of being a comic book fan, he also lead the charge to get Toonami back on the air, being as passionate about it as his many fans. Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Averted. He's played a large variety of roles and has a wide vocal range (including a and a gay mechanic ). cute Digimon It's the fandom that only remembers him for Wolverine and Spike Spiegel. However, he notes that at the start of his career, he was stuck as monsters or bad guys. Playing Against Type: Leeron and Guilmon would be the best examples. Also, he's nearly unrecognizable as Grunt and the Shadow Broker due to his voice being modulated. Though if you listen closely enough to the former, you can tell it's him. Orochimaru, Green Goblin and Starscream require use of his higher register, higher than most of his roles. Played with in the Ultimate Spider-Man episode "Freaky". For a large portion of the episode, he's voicing Spider-Man trapped in Wolverine's body. has him playing Hobble, a weak, cowardly, Ben 10: Omniverse Butt Monkey Plumber who's pretty much the antithesis of Vil gax. Promoted Fanboy: He often talks about hanging out at his uncle's comic book shop and reading the comics. He's currently voiced numerous comic book characters, most notably Wolverine. Pungeon Master: Of the Amon type. Relationship Voice Actor: He's often worked together with Wendee Lee, Crispin Freeman, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, Beau Billingslea, Josh Keaton, Daran Norris, and Dee Bradley Baker.