Creator / Troy Baker

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Troy Edward Baker is a voice actor and musician from Texas whose forte seems to be playing assholes, be they heroic or villainous. On the other hand, though, he's also good at playing comedic characters, even though some of them just might end up being the former.

He has been doing voiceover work in California and with this change his forte has switched to playing Magnificent Bastards. If he voices a character like this, expect a character voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch to oppose him. Also seems to like playing a Fake Brit, generally either the Evil Brit or The Mean Britnote . He has also, apparently, taken on the mantle of voicing The Joker due to his near-perfect impersonation of the iconic Joker voice done by Mark Hamill.

Troy married his wife Pam on October 13, 2012. Apparently, this is one of the main reasons why Matthew Mercer took over his role as Kanji in the second half of the Persona 4 anime. By the time he's back from honeymoon, he's gone to become so well-known that he joins the ranks of Steve Blum and Crispin Freeman of legendary voice actors that he ends up as a union-only voice actor, meaning that for most of his roles, Matthew Mercer would end up succeeding those.

Troy is currently one of the most popular voice actors working out of Los Angeles today - you probably know him best for Booker Dewitt in Bioshock Infinite, Joel in The Last of Us, the default male voice in the Saints Row series from 3 onwards, the first voice of Kanji in Persona 4 (he left halfway through recording of the anime adaptation because of his marriage and honeymoon, and has since been replaced by Matthew Mercer), Hawkeye in Avengers Assemble and Snow in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy.

His Japanese counterpart is Takehito Koyasu, mostly due to the joke that they are in everything in addition to their similar vocal ranges note . In terms of shared roles, he's the American counterpart to Tomokazu Seki and Kosuke Toriumi.

Has a Twitter account.

Notable roles by Troy Baker:

Anime

Video Games

Western Animation


Tropes frequently used for this actor's roles

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Confirms he suffers from ADHD to some extent, and lampshades the fact it causes him to go on highly entertaining tangents during convention panels. He also has said he utilizes his ipad rather than a paper script to prevent getting distracted during recordings.
  • Badass Baritone: Normally uses a deep voice in many of the characters he voices. This is especially true if the character is an Anti-Hero or a villain.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Some of the characters he had voiced tend to be sarcastic. In addition, he also pulled a humorously sarcastic comment about how to be a voice actor in video games in the 2015 Video Game Awards:
    Baker: "People always ask me how to get into acting in video games. There are two simple steps. First, buy a microphone, and get a lot of practice with it. Second, wait for me and Nolan North to die."
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Whenever he plays a villain, expect them to have a deep voice.
  • Gentle Giant: He's 6'3, yet is very sweet and talkative to his fans.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Travis Willingham.
  • Insistent Terminology: His opinion on the term "voice acting" is as follows.
    Baker: "Voice acting", at least in the realm that I operate in, is just an archaic term, because it's just acting.
  • Keet: Troy is a noticeably energetic and enthusiastic during convention panels.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: As expected from a veteran Funimation voice actor residing in LA.
    • Taken to truly ridiculous levels in the Batman: Arkham Series, where he's played five (and a sixth for Two-Face) major characters, both heroes and villains, all of whom sound different. Rocksteady were actually able to use this in Arkham Knight to hide the fact that two of his characters were the same person.
    • Another great example is in Tales from the Borderlands where his character has lines emulating characters played by Nolan North and Patrick Warburton. You can tell Baker is actively trying (And slips up a bit with Warburton) to not too perfectly mimic the other actors' voices.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: While having some nasty character roles under his belt, Troy in real life is a very sweet and talkative goof.
  • Nobody Loves the Bassist: Inverted; Troy is a talented player (to the point of playing a Silent Hill music concert with Akira Yamaoka, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Joe Romersa at SabotenCon in 2013), and he's also consistently noted as being extremely friendly to fans.
  • One Head Taller: With his second wife Pamela (who even in heels can't reach his lips).
  • Passing the Torch: He's the new official go-to guy for the voice of The Joker after Mark Hamill retired from the role.
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey.
  • Serkis Folk: He does a good bit of mocap work along with the voice acting in many video games such as The Last of Us and inFAMOUS: Second Son. In fact, he's one of the many voice actors to promote this in the American video game industry thanks to the advancing technology in many video game consoles.
  • Spiritual Successor:
  • Waistcoat of Style: His main style of clothing. Here are a few examples.

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