Creator / Steve Blum
aka: Steven Blum

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


Simply put, the American equivalent of Norio Wakamoto (and, to a lesser extent, Keiji Fujiwara) as well as the Anime counterpart of Jim Cummings.

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 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.

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.

Steve has also previously voiced under pseudonyms such as David Lucas, Andrew Watton, and Daniel Andrews. However, due to union bylaws, he has stopped doing non-union voice work since 2005, but still continues to do union voice work in anime occasionally.

Steve has three boys and he mentioned in a 2015 interview that one of them is doing voiceover work. He was married for a while, but has since divorced and is now in a relationship with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.

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, Ben Diskin, and Joshua Tomar are considered to be his successors.

Roles from Steve Blum:


Comic Books


Video Games

Western Animation


Tropes relating to Steve Blum's work:

  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Steve's 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.
  • Rated M for Manly: A lot of his roles are uber manly 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.