"Permission to describe Todd Haberkorn here, Sergeant?"One of FUNimation's voice actor stars with a distinct and recognizable voice, Todd Haberkorn's 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 Sy Fy original movie Scream of the Banshee.Has a Twitter 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:
Texas-based roles (Funimation)
- Aleister Chamber in Black Butler
- Allen Walker in D.Gray-Man
- Android 19 in Dragon Ball Kai
- Apos in Mnemosyne
- Aru Akise in Future Diary
- Death the Kid in Soul Eater (Symmetry is awesome!)
- Firo Prochainezo in Baccano!
- Haruka Nanase in Free!: Eternal Summer
- Haruo Niijima in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
- Hayato Mikogami in Sekirei
- Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club
- Ichimoku Ren in Hell Girl
- Itsuki in SHUFFLE!
- Jaco in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
- Jill in The Tower of Druaga
- Jintaro Tsuji in Eden of the East
- 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)
- Kimihiro Watanuki in Xxx Holic
- Kimimaro Yoga in [C] - Control
- Kinji Touyama from Aria the Scarlet Ammo
- Kohza in One Piece
- Kurosu Ouma in Guilty Crown
- Kyouji Nemoto in Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts
- Layfon Alseif in Chrome Shelled Regios
- Ling Yao in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Marlo Sand in Attack on Titan
- Masao Murasako in Shiki
- Nagasumi Michishiro in My Bride Is a Mermaid
- Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail
- North Italy in Axis Powers Hetalia
- Phil Barnett and Zahhak in Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
- Raki in Claymore
- Satyajit Shyamalan in Birdy the Mighty: Decode
- Shimomura in Is This a Zombie?
- 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
- Truth in Eureka Seven AO
- Tsukune Aono in Rosario To Vampire
- Yamato Akitsuki in Suzuka
California-based roles (Bang Zoom!, Studiopolis)
- Ceylan Jones/Tributon in Tenkai Knights
- Cheng-Long Liu in the Blue Exorcist movie
- Izumo Kusanagi in K
- Jadeite in Sailor Moon (Viz Media dub) and Sailor Moon Crystal
- Judar in Magi – Labyrinth of Magic
- Kubinashi and Tosakamaru in Nurarihyon No Mago (credited as Todd Stone for the former; his first major anime voice acting gig in Los Angeles)
- Moe Shishigawara in Bleach
- Nobuyuki Sugo/Oberon in Sword Art Online
- Norio Kunato in Knights of Sidonia
- Shiro Iori in Kill la Kill
- Trillram in Aldnoah.Zero
New York-based roles
- Cheren in Pokémon: Best Wishes!
- Tierno in the XY series.
- Jungo Torii and the Anguished One in Devil Survivor 2
- Karl von Bach in Defiance
- Octa in Drakengard 3
- Micah in Rune Factory 3
- Bismarck in Rune Factory Oceans
- Male Morgan from Fire Emblem Awakening
- Adult Obito in Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
- 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
- Vamana in Smite
- Yun Lee in Super Street Fighter IV
- Tai in the Pokemon vs Digimon episode in Death Battle
- Adorkable: Oh, so very much. Just watch this recording from his Q&A panel in the SacAnime Convention and just try to think otherwise.
- 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 casted 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.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: He can go from Keroro and Italy to Joseph, Rowen and Izumo.
- Mean Character Nice Actor: His recent L.A. roles tend to be Smug Snakes or villainous roles (such as Oberon and Jadeite), but Todd in real life is a funny person who enjoys interacting with his fans.
- Mr. Fanservice: Not just a pretty face, but he seems quite willingly to do some of the most ridiculous fan requests. One example here, another one here, and from the same con as the last one.
- One of Us: As well being an anime and video game fan, he also stated he's a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda and the Star Trek series.
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor: A recurring joke within fans is that Todd is in every single anime dub done by FUNimation. This is mostly true, as he's casted as The Protagonist of the series (or at least part of the protagonist cast). This includes, a very quirky loser frog soldier protagonist, a harem protagonist, a badass normal unlucky high school student protagonist, a ditzy and very energetic protagonist whose stereotypes represents (north) Italy, a somewhat protagonist character in a ridiculously large cast, a deuteragonist who hilariously takes symmetry as serious business, a Hot-Blooded shonen protagonist, and a low rank high school student protagonist of a police academy with a perverted superpower side. However, since he had moved to Los Angeles, he normally gets secondary or minor roles with FUNimation, and the lead character role is given to either newer names like Micah Solusod and Josh Grelle, or veterans like Greg Ayres.
- 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."
- Ever since he moved to Los Angeles, he ended up with his new typecast, Smug Snakes. While he's no stranger to voicing these characters in the past when working with Funimation, he has been casted more into these characters since moving to Los Angeles. In addition to his role as Judar and Sugou Nobuyuki, he also voiced Jadeite, Phil, Baatar Jr., Sho Minazuki, and Xenolith. In fact, his name is mostly associated with villains nowadays than his previous protagonist typecast.
- Playing Against Type:
- Judar in Magi – Labyrinth of Magic, the Big Bad of the series. Lampshaded in this demotivational poster. Similarly, Sugou Nobuyuki/Oberon from Sword Art Online is a Manipulative Bastard who's obsessed with wealth and power and only wants to force a marriage on Asuna just for that.
- He also voices Jadeite, one of the main villains of the first season of Sailor Moon.
- Rowen J. Ilbert. Not everyday you see him play an old man.
- Phil in Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, who's a grave-desecrating rapist.
- Karl in Defiance, where he's an Insufferable Genius.
- Norio Kunato in Knights of Sidonia, a Jerkass ace mech pilot.
- Baatar Jr. in The Legend of Korra, another Smug Snake.
- Sho Minazuki in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, who switches from being Ax-Crazy one moment to a Soft-Spoken Sadist the next.
- Android 19 in Dragon Ball Kai is not only a devious villain, but has such a high-pitched voice that one can be forgiven for thinking he was voiced by a woman.
- Obito Uchiha is about as far from Todd's old plucky protagonists as any character could ever be.
- Satyajit Shyamalan, one of his earliest Smug Snake roles, a manipulative Bitch in Sheep's Clothing bent on a mass genocide.
- Promoted Fanboy: Wouldn't you believe he'll be playing as Spock in the Star Trek fan webseries?
- Also, Todd voicing Link.
- Relationship Voice Actor: He and Mamoru Miyano both voiced Ling Yao in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kyrie in Sands of Destruction, Death the Kid in Soul Eater, and Ryu in Hal.
- He and Jun Fukuyama have voiced Watanuki, Katou, Tatsuya Serizawa, Hayato Mikogami, and Teruteru Hanamura.
- He and Kenichi Suzumura have both voiced Hikaru Hitachiin, Satyajit Shyamalan, and Sho Minazuki.
- He also co-starred with Cherami Leigh on several occassions, such as in Soul Eater, Fairy Tail, and in a darker example, Sword Art Online.
- Spiritual Successor: Considering the similar vocal ranges he can pull off he could be considered the "successor" of both Derek Stephen Prince, Quinton Flynn and Brian Beacock. In regards to the Villain typecast in Los Angeles, he's considered to be the successor to Liam O Brien.
- Rhymes on a Dime: He loves to sing lyrics he made up to well-known songs on the moment, and he does it frequently at cons.
- Shipper on Deck: For Gerita. He confirmed it here in a recording of his panel at the Sacramento Anime Convention 2013.
- Villain: His later roles in Los Angeles have him voice these kinds of characters.