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Yuri Lowenthal is an American actor and voice actor who is probably one of the most prolific voice-over artists in the industry right now. In fact, his work is getting so common in the North American industry that he may as well be his own trope. He is
of the series, some examples being
. Despite all those roles, he is probably best known as the voice of
Sasuke Uchiha in
He has provided the voice of Luke fon Fabre in
Tales of the Abyss
, Kamal in the
Alternate Reality Game I Love Bees
, and Cecil Harvey in the Nintendo DS remake of
Final Fantasy IV
Dissidia: Final Fantasy
. Ironically, he doesn't voice Yuri Lowell in
Tales of Vesperia
; that role went to
His range tends to be rather limited, with most of his roles demanding nothing more than "normal American accent", which is close to his normal voice anyway (although this is probably due to him being typecast quite a lot). Saying that, he can also pull off a pretty good
voice and has a wide range of regional accents for when the role calls for them. He is also often not identifiable when playing multiple ancillary characters.
He is married to fellow VA
, who voiced Mitsuru in
where he voiced the MC. He and Tara also co-authored a book called
Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind the Mic
, which gives their personal experiences in voice acting and advice to newcomers. This book is often referenced and recommended by many veteran voice actors at conventions like
Also acted as the main character in the
Van Von Hunter
movie. Perhaps fittingly, his character became a massive otaku over the course of that film.
And yes, his first name is Yuri. We're sure he's heard every joke you have in mind.
And did we mention that he's good friends with
His Texas counterpart is
Notable roles Anime Live Action TV Video Games : Haseo, Additional voices .hack//G.U. : Klavier Gavin Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies : Larry 'Pixy' Foulke (voice segments only) Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War : Zero, Edgar Oinkie Anarchy Reigns : Cube, additional voices Armored Core For Answer : Vieri De Pazzi Assassin's Creed II : Giacomo Baten Kaitos Origins : Luka Bayonetta : The Crawler BioShock 2 : Georges, male protagonist Blade Storm The Hundred Years War : Amane Nishiki BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma : Shu Blue Dragon : Additional voice for several missions, most notably "Rebirth". Call of Duty: Black Ops "Nova 6! Hazmat suits, NOW!" : Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Ben Tennyson, Flapjack, Nigel Uno/Numbah 1 : Alucard Castlevania: Judgment : Toby Catherine and the mysterious voice/Astaroth : Raze ( Cross Edge ), Zelos ( Mana-Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy Spectral Souls) : Hayate Dead Or Alive: Dimensions : Serph Digital Devil Saga : Sandal, Fenarel, Finn, additional voices Dragon Age: Origins : Dito Drakengard 3 (and related spinoffs): Sun Ce, Zhang He Dynasty Warriors : Ringo, Oliver Swanick, Henry Jamison, Nolan McNamara, Lucius, Aurelius of Phoenix, a large amount of additional voices and the male Courier. Fallout: New Vegas (DS remake): Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV : Reks Final Fantasy XII : Ricken Fire Emblem Awakening : Soma God Eater Burst : Hiram Menthe and Advocat Grim Grimoire : Sin and Guilty Gear 2 Overture That Man : Dr. Marcus Green Hitman Absolution : Sir Heath Luminous Arc : Alex Lunar: Silver Star Harmony : Ral Zarek in the Magic: The Gathering Dragon's Maze trailer : Additional voices, all of whom seem to get the short end of the stick in some way. Mordin's assistant, Daniel, who's held hostage by batarians. The Stock Boy, who's either going to a) get punched in the gut, b) believe a ridiculous lie, or c) have the situation explained to him in a Mass Effect 2 heartwarming way. Feron, who gets tortured by the Shadow Broker for a couple years. Some of the salarian mercs you gun down many, many times. : Tech Sergeant Ybarra Medal of Honor (2010) : Ichiro "Harry" Tanaka Medal of Honor Rising Sun : Frank Keagan Medal of Honor Vanguard : Lots of Metro 2033 Mooks, most of them Nazis with strangely similar voices. : Jakob. NieR Gestalt Gideon after Jakob's death. : Charlie MacDonald and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Jasper Batt Jr. : Cornelius Odin Sphere : Edward Kyle Operation Darkness : Turmeric of the Phoenix Clan, Morgan Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? : Power Rangers Super Legends Red Power Ranger, S.P.D. Omega Ranger, and Future Omega Ranger. : The Prince in Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, The Two Thrones and The Forgotten Sands : Future Luke Professor Layton and the Unwound Future who's actually Klaus/Clive : Protagonist (Main Character), Ryoji, Pharos, unnamed nurse Persona 3 : Yosuke Hanamura Persona 4 : Kai (uncredited) Phantasy Star Zero : Daniel Radiata Stories : Nameless guerillas Red Faction: Guerilla : Nameless German soldiers Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad : Richard Aiken Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles : Young Arino Retro Game Challenge : Ein Riviera: The Promised Land : Steve Rogue Galaxy : Doug Rune Factory 4 : Hanbei Takenaka Samurai Warriors 3 : Shogo Akuji, generic voices Saints Row 2 : Matt Miller, Professor Genki, Zhen ( Saints Row: The Third Gangstas In Space DLC) : Matt Miller Saints Row IV (PSP Version): Eike. Shadow Of Destiny Nostalgia Filter built a lot of criticism about him not sounding like the old voice actor, but his performance is very solid. : Elliot Shadows Of The Damned : Koga Saburo Shin Megami Tensei IV and the Angel Raphael : Vincent (HD Collection) Silent Hill 3 : John Silent Hill: Shattered Memories : Howard Wright Siren : Sir Galleth Cooper Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time : Arcturus, Custom Male Voice 1 Soul Calibur IV : Various background characters Soul Hackers : Gig and Male Protagonist Soul Nomad & the World Eaters : Rallen Spectrobes : Roddick Star Ocean: First Departure : Kyle and Shula Valya Suikoden V : Luke fon Fabre and Asch Tales of the Abyss (talk about Talking To Yourself) : Derek Stiles Trauma Center Trauma Team: Little Guy and Derek Stiles : Player-controlled ISO character TRON: Evolution - Battle Grids : Johann (in Selvaria DLC) Valkyria Chronicles : Arnaud G. Vasquez Wild ARMs 4 : Dean Stark Wild ARMs 5 : Wonder-White The Wonderful 101 : Bannon and Malashenko World in Conflict : Nightcrawler and Northstar X-Men: Destiny : Kevin Winnicot (replacing Chris Smith) Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra Web Video Caper: Blake Anders Shelf Life: Bug Boy Western Animation : Tuftan and Mr. Miracle Batman: The Brave and the Bold , Ben 10: Alien Force , Ben 10: Ultimate Alien : Ben Tennyson/Alien X, JT (in "Ben 10 Returns: Part 1") and Albedo. In Omniverse, he voices Feedback, Ben 10: Omniverse XLR 8, Ampfibian, Kickin Hawk, Walkatrout, Molestache, Pesky Dust and The Worst. : Lok Lambert—because appearing in every California-recorded show wasn't enough. Huntik: Secrets & Seekers : Superman, Legion Of Superheroes Superman X : Prince Alexander The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie : Marcus Rush Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles : Ogron Winx Club : Iceman Wolverine and the X-Men : Lagoon Boy, Garth, Icicle Jr., Tommy Terror Young Justice Tropes associated with Yuri Lowenthal: Angst: Quite a few. Butt Monkey: A few roles like Keigo, Yosuke, and Toby qualify. Creepy Child: A few roles also involve this. Emo: Surprisingly, this is how most of the fandom describes his voice acting, even though he normally isn't typecasted into these characters. Sasuke Uchiha is probably the biggest offender. The fandom describes Yuri's English VO of this character as "emo". Ironically, Sasuke Uchiha is one of the least emotional characters in Naruto, so saying that Yuri's voice acting is emo is probably inappropriate. He did a very interesting emo impression at one panel. While that impression obviously doesn't sound like Sasuke, he can do emo imitations when asked about it. Apparently, this reputation got stuck into him when it comes to voice acting. Two of the anime dubs have his character referred to as "emo" twice (once by Rivalz in , and again by Code Geass Toxsa in ). Tenkai Knights Evil Laugh: He's fantastic at these. It shows when he's voicing characters such as Shadow Yosuke from or Persona 4 Advocat. The Danza: Averted very closely with the . He was told he wouldn't be allowed to audition for the part of Yuri Tales Series Lowell in , by virtue of the fact he'd Tales of Vesperia just played the part of the main protagonist in the previous entry in the game series, , and the producers didn't want the lead roles to sound the same. Incidentally, the role went to Tales of the Abyss Troy Baker. Happily Married: To fellow voice actress Tara Platt. Idiot Hero: At least a couple of his roles have him rushing into battle. Kid Hero: Many anime, video games, and cartoons dubbed in California will have him in this role. Large Ham: More particularly his large scream with Haseo. Come on.. Come on... I'm right here.... SKEEEIIITH!! Cecil has his moment, too, early on in the Dark Knight chapter. Also that RRREEEPPPLICAAA in was...rather uncalled for. It's not even capitalized in the script. But he Tales of the Abyss went for it. Man of a Thousand Voices: Not as prolific when compared to Steve Blum or James Arnold Taylor, but getting him out of his Kid Hero typecasting into anything involving an accent would fit this trope. Nice Guy/ One of Us: He's a very nice person who enjoys visiting conventions and talking with his fans. Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Averted, he's managed to pull off a faux Persian accent for the Prince and Shula Valya, a German accent for Nightcrawler, a British/English accent for Cornelius, Advocat, Future!Luke, Matt Miller, and a few bit parts in , a French accent for Pip Bernadotte from Dragon Age: Origins , a Japanese accent with Hellsing Ultimate Zero, and (along with everyone else on the cast) was coached by Italian voice actors for . Assassin's Creed II Older Than They Look: He's 42, and and looks like he's in his thirties. And he sounds like he's in his twenties! Old Shame: Odd as it sounds, he says he's embarrassed that he hasn't done a hentai dubbing role, and that if he could have done so in the past, he would've (and according to the Hellsing commentary, still would if given the chance). Omniglot: He is fluent in Japanese, German, and French. Lampshaded that according to him, the only Spanish he knows involves ordering Mexican food. This can easily explain why he averts the Not Even Bothering with the Accent trope above. One of Us: Yuri is a member of Toonami Faithful. He's a fan of anime (especially Gundam), video games and comic books. He has stated that Sasuke Uchiha is one of his favorite roles. He's also a Whovian, even saying he'd love to play the first American Doctor. He once cosplayed as Haseo The Other Marty: Surprisingly, Yuri was originally supposed to voice Renton Thurston in the Eureka Seven dub. However, according to Word of God, the ADR Director felt that Yuri's voice acting was "too low," so they had Johnny Yong Bosch voice Renton instead. Looks like typecasting didn't went as well as they expected. Pigeonholed Voice Actor: Normally the Kid Hero. However, ever since his Playing Against Type role as Sasuke Uchiha, he apparently has landed him into a new typecast of dramatic and angsty roles. Playing Against Type: Suzaku Kururugi is a Knight Templar, Sasuke Uchiha is an Anti-Hero, and Yosuke Hanamura is the Sidekick. Also: Wadji from , Haré+Guu C-3PO Expy Steve from and Rogue Galaxy complex not-exactly-a-villain Kevin Winnicot from . And as Xenosaga Barnaby Brooks Junior, his voice is far more adult and reserved, and the English dub even has him break out the snark. Might regress a bit into familiar territory once Bunny shows his more Broken Ace tendencies and gets a few Big Word Shouts. And then we have That Man. A calm, enigmatic, and cryptic Anti-Villain that hardly ever loses his cool. Also, Charlie McDonald: while Yuri has voiced Badass pilots of Humongous Mecha before, he hasn't voiced one with a voice as deep a Badass Baritone as Charlie McD. Promoted Fanboy: See One of Us entry above, and relate the same to his role as Riddhe Marcenas. Relationship Voice Actor: Normally works with Johnny Yong Bosch in many anime and video games. They'll usually either be the Red Oni, Blue Oni duo (Yuri's Yosuke and Johnny's MC/Souji/Yu in ) or one of them will be Persona 4 The Rival to the other (Yuri's Suzuaku to Johnny's Lelouch in Code Geass). He also shares frigging six roles with Akira Ishida: Roger from , Noriyuki Takahashi from Jeanne D Arc , Goro Kusaka from Nodame Cantabile , Protagonist/Minato Arisato/Makoto Yuki AND Ryoji Mochizuki in Submarine 707 R , and Amane Nishiki from Persona 3 . BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Skyward Scream: His secondary forte. Spiritual Successor: Considering his similar vocal range and typecast, he is this to Steve Staley. Star-Making Role: He hit it big with his career as a voice actor after playing Sasuke Uchiha in . He also managed to hit it big as a western VA in Naruto as well as Ben 10: Alien Force both shows that followed it. The Stoic: A lot of his angsty characters will have this personality. However... Not So Stoic: Expect his said character to break the stoicism because of the said angst. Tom Hanks Syndrome: A rare voice actor example. Prior to his role in , his known roles were Naruto Kid Hero roles who are idealistic; or flatout comic relief Butt Monkey. While he's still casted into Kid Hero characters from time to time, he's been getting more dramatic and angsty roles. In fact, he's probably more well-known for his angsty characters than his Kid Hero characters.