Creator: Steve Staley
Steve Staley is a voice actor who is most notable for playing various Grumpy Bear and/or arrogant male characters. Some of them are also pint-sized.He's had quite a few roles in both anime and video gaming. He also goes by the alias Steve Cannon.Texan counterpart? Josh Grelle.
Notable roles by Steve Staley:
- Master Mage Clef from Magic Knight Rayearth
- Crimson Rubeus in Sailor Moon R (Viz Media dub)
- Cytomander the Swift from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
- Eiji Kikumaru from The Prince of Tennis
- Gundam series: (under the name Steve Cannon)
- Harry McDougall from Outlaw Star
- Yousuke Otoha in Karas
- Houka Inumuta from Kill la Kill
- Ippo Makunouchi from Hajime No Ippo
- Kamui Shiro from X/1999
- Kazuki Muto in Busou Renkin
- Mezumaru in Nurarihyon No Mago
- Moondoggie from Eureka Seven
- Nagi Soichiro from Tenjho Tenge
- Neji Hyuga from Naruto
- Novu Moro from B-Daman Crossfire
- Phil in A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
- Rei Fukai in Sentou Yousei Yukikaze
- River Marque in IGPX Immortal Grand Prix
- Ryo Akiyama from Digimon Tamers
- Koji Minamoto from Digimon Frontier
- Shiki Tohno in the Tsukihime anime
- Shogo Asahina from Code Geass
- Sōma Ōgami from Kannazuki no Miko
- Soushi Minashiro from Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor (replaced by Josh Grelle in Heaven and Earth)
- Takeo Sasaki/Legion in Marvel Anime
- Toshiro Hitsugaya and Shuhei Hisagi from Bleach
- Kadaj from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
- Crow in Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon
- Fayt Leingod from Star Ocean Till The End Of Time
- Hibiki Kohaku from Blaz Blue Chrono Phantasma
- Jay from Tales of Legendia
- The male asuran playable character in Guild Wars 2
- The Protagonist in Persona
- Red Mage Fiore de Rosa and Daniel Goodman in Bravely Default
- Trevor Belmont in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
- Jones in Secret Millionaires Club
Tropes associated with Steve Staley:
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Most of the characters he voices are grumpy and/or arrogant. And often SHORT.
- Playing Against Type: Banagher really fits this one.
- As does Mezumaru. He isn't exactly known for playing The Ditz...
- Relationship Voice Actor: With Stephanie Sheh several times as the cocky/grumpy character type that he plays gets soften up by her optimistic character (Neji to Hinata in Naruto, Hitsugaya to Orihime in Bleach, Soushi to Maya in Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor, and Takeo to Hisako in Marvel Anime). Somewhat subverted with a double dose of Playing Against Type in Gundam Unicorn as Banagher to Sheh's Audrey Burne. In Sailor Moon R, Steve plays Crimson Rubeus, an enemy of Stephanie's character, Usagi Tsukino (aka Sailor Moon).
- With Kyle Hebert as well.
- Spiritual Successor: Considering the similar vocal ranges he can pull off, he could be considered the "successor" of Yuri Lowenthal particularly in non-union dubs.