Creator / Troy Baker

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Troy Edward Baker (born April 1, 1976) 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 become a major presence in the Batman franchise, having voiced Batman, two Robins, along with various villains. Most notably, he showed that he was a worthy successor to Mark Hamill's iconic portrayal of The Joker by doing a near-perfect replication of Hamill's voice in Batman: Arkham Origins.

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 and busy in the industry, Matthew Mercer would end up succeeding many of his roles in anime and Japanese games.

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4 (he left halfway through recording of the anime adaptation because of his marriage and honeymoon, and has since been replaced by Matthew Mercer), Hawkeye in Avengers, Assemble!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. While he might not be able to reprise his Japanese-based works, he'll still appear in Western works, examples include World of Warcraft (Gul'dan) and Mortal Kombat X (Shinnok)

Has a Twitter account.

Notable roles by Troy Baker:

Anime

Video Games

Western Animation


Tropes frequently used for this actor's roles

  • 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.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Whenever he plays a villain, expect them to have a deep voice.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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