"Permission to describe Todd Haberkorn here, Sergeant?"One of Funimation's voice actor stars with a distinct and recognizable voice, Todd Michael Haberkorn's (born August 16, 1982) current claims to fame are Allen Walker, Death the Kid, Ling Yao, Natsu Dragneel, and North Italy. He was also the host of "FUNimation Update". Though not pigeonholed yet, he's played some bishonen with berserk buttons, and tends to be a shoe-in for being cast as bizarre, eccentric, shady, and insane characters. In fact, many people consider his casting as Watanuki from Xxx Holic to be virtually "written for him"! Can ad-lib incomprehensible, random scared noises like nobody's business, in the same vein as John DiMaggio. These days, he is starting to become quite similar to Vic Mignogna, having formed a friendship/video rivalry with said actor, started up his own fan team on Facebook, his presence is growing at cons, and the Fairy Tail commentary confirms that he is now officially stationed in Los Angeles instead of Texas! It doesn't help that their voices fall into similar niches; they've voiced characters that shared Japanese seiyuus a number of times. He has also performed in more games such as Street Fighter IV, and is now Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise!Can be considered to be one of Mamoru Miyano's, Jun Fukuyama's, and Kenichi Suzumura's English speaking counterparts, and the FUNimation equivalent to Akira Ishida.Owns and runs his own film company, arising from Hollywood not knowing what to do with an Asian actor "who doesn't look stereotypically Asian but doesn't fit the standard lead appearance either."note Fun Fact: he was once a cast member of Barney & Friends (see here), and he also had a supporting role in the Syfy original movie Scream of the Banshee.Has a Twitter account and a YouTube account.An action figure of him is available.
"Permission granted-de arimasu!"
"Sir, yes sir! Hope you like this! Get ready!"
"Permission granted-de arimasu!"
"Sir, yes sir! Hope you like this! Get ready!"
Notable roles by Todd Haberkorn:
- Aleister Chamber in Black Butler
- Allen Walker in D.Gray-Man (2006 series and Hallow)
- Android 19 in Dragon Ball Kai
- Apos in Mnemosyne
- Aru Akise in Future Diary
- Ayato Kirishima in Tokyo Ghoul
- Ceylan Jones/Tributon in Tenkai Knights
- Cheng-Long Liu in the Blue Exorcist movie
- Cheren in Pokémon: Best Wishes!
- Tierno in the XY series
- Death the Kid in Soul Eater (Symmetry is awesome!)
- Firo Prochainezo in Baccano!
- Haruka Nanase in Free!
- Haruo Niijima in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
- Hayato Mikogami in Sekirei
- Hikaru Asahina in Brothers Conflict
- Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club
- Ichimoku Ren in Hell Girl
- Itsuki in SHUFFLE!
- Izumo Kusanagi in K
- Jaco in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and Dragon Ball Super
- Jadeite in Sailor Moon (Viz Media dub) and Sailor Moon Crystal
- Jill in The Tower of Druaga
- Jintaro Tsuji in Eden of the East
- Judar in Magi – Labyrinth of Magic
- Jun Lee in Aquarion
- Jin Musou in Aquarion Evol
- Kazuya Shibuya in Ghost Hunt
- Keisuke Takahashi in Initial D
- Keroro in Sgt. Frog
- Khamsin in Shakugan no Shana (Season 3)
- Kikkawa in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
- Kimihiro Watanuki in Xxx Holic
- Kimimaro Yoga in [C] - Control
- Kinji Touyama from Aria the Scarlet Ammo
- Kohza in One Piece
- Kokonotsu Shikada in Dagashi Kashi
- Kubinashi and Tosakamaru in Nurarihyon no Mago (credited as Todd Stone for the former; his first major anime voice acting gig in Los Angeles)
- Kurosu Ouma in Guilty Crown
- Kyouji Nemoto in Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
- Layfon Alseif in Chrome Shelled Regios
- Layton in Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
- Lindel in The Ancient Magus' Bride
- Ling Yao in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood note
- Marlo Sand in Attack on Titan and Attack on Titan: Junior High
- Masao Murasako in Shiki
- Moe Shishigawara in Bleach
- Momo'o Inugami in Good Luck Girl!
- Nagasumi Michishiro in My Bride Is a Mermaid
- Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail
- Nobuyuki Sugo/Oberon in Sword Art Online
- Norio Kunato in Knights of Sidonia
- North Italy in Axis Powers Hetalia
- Phil Barnett and Zahhak in Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
- Pop in Glitter Force
- Raj Shenazard in Snow White with the Red Hair
- Raki in Claymore
- Satyajit Shyamalan in Birdy the Mighty: Decode
- Shimomura in Is This a Zombie?
- Shiro Iori in Kill la Kill
- Shōma Ameku in Daimadaler: Prince vs. Penguin Empire
- Takashi Sakuma in Summer Wars
- Takumi Nishijou in Chaos;Head
- Taro Urashima in Okami-san and Her Seven Companions
- Tierno and Z1 "Squishy" in Pokémon
- Toki Fujiawara in Code:Breaker
- Tom Borden in Kuromukuro
- Trillram in Aldnoah.Zero
- Truth in Eureka Seven AO
- Tsukune Aono in Rosario + Vampire
- Yamato Akitsuki in Suzuka
- Luche Lazarus in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
- Jungo Torii and the Anguished One in Devil Survivor 2
- Karl von Bach in Defiance
- Micah in Rune Factory 3
- Bismarck in Rune Factory Oceans
- Boldur in Battleborn
- Gaston in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
- Joshua and Siegbert in Fire Emblem Heroes
- Male Morgan from Fire Emblem Awakening
- Adult Obito in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
- Octa in Drakengard 3
- Rowen J. Ilbert in Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2
- Ryo Unami in Lux-Pain
- Sho Minazuki in Persona 4: Arena Ultimax
- Tarble in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
- Teruteru Hanamura in Super Dangan Ronpa 2
- Korekiyo Shinguji in New Dangan Ronpa V3
- Vamana in Smite
- Wilhelm in Borderlands 2
- Yun Lee in Super Street Fighter IV
- Xenolith in Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
- Adell in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
- Sha Lin in Paladins
- Bitshrum in TOME
- Sparrow Hood in Ever After High
- Tai (Pokemon vs. Digimon), Daxter (Ratchet and Clank vs. Jak and Daxter) and Miguel O'Hara/Spider-Man 2099 (Batman Beyond vs. Spider-Man 2099) in Death Battle
- Mr. Spock in Star Trek Continues
- Attack on Titan: Junior High (Assistant ADR Director)
- Claymore (ADR Director) (Episodes 1-10)
- D.Gray-Man (Assistant ADR Director) (Episodes 1-51)
- The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan (ADR Director)
- Glass Fleet (Assistant ADR Director)
- SHUFFLE! (ADR Director (Episodes 9-24)
- Adorkable: Oh, so very much. Just watch this recording from his Q&A panel in the SacAnime Convention and just try to think otherwise.
- Some of his non-villainous roles can be this occasionally. One good example is Male Morgan.
- Black Comedy: "Don't...skin a puppy while it's sleeping. Wait until it's awake, it's more of a challenge!"
- Color Blind Casting: He plays Spock in Star Trek Continues despite being half-Asian. This is because Vic Mignogna wanted him for the part, to take advantage of their established Friendly Rivalry dynamic (see below). However, the other producers wanted him to play Sulu instead, a suggestion Haberkorn balked at, deeming it not worth the time or effort to participate, and they relented. (The role of Sulu was eventually stunt-cast with non-actor Grant Imahara.)
- Darker and Edgier: He started his voice acting career in Dallas voicing protagonists of various types. When he moved to Los Angeles, he ended up being typically cast into villains or Smug Snake-types.
- Friendly Rivalry: With Vic Mignogna, not to mention their career paths and fanbase are nearly similar. Mignogna decided to take advantage of this dynamic when he cast Haberkorn as Spock in his Star Trek Continues fan series (he plays Kirk himself).
- Large Ham: Natsu, as demonstrated. Also overlap with Evil Is Hammy with many of his villainous roles in Los Angeles.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: He can go from Keroro and Italy to Joseph, Rowen and Izumo.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: At the start of his career when working with Funimation, he was often cast into the main protagonist role such as Natsu, North Italy, Keroro, Kinji, and Nagasumi. When he moved to Los Angeles, his typecast was shifted into more villainous characters such as Judar, Sugou Nobuyuki, Jadeite, Phil, Baatar Jr., Xenolith, and Sho Minazuki. In fact, his villainous typecast is more recognized within the anime fans nowadays than his previous main protagonist typecast when he worked with Funimation.
- He lampshaded this in one of his DVD commentaries for Axis Powers Hetalia, where he comments "When they need a voice for the whiny nancy boy-ish character, they cast the nerdy half-Asian guy."
Tropes associated with Todd's characters
- Jerkass: A lot of his villainous roles tend to be nasty scumbags.
- Villain: His later roles in Los Angeles tend to have him voice these kinds of characters.