Basically Bradley Swaile (born December 26, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is the Canadian equivalent to Mamoru Miyano, seeing as how this guy usually ends up dubbing Miyano's roles. He was at first pigeonholed into playing either young male leads or Idiot Heroes... note
...And then came Death Note.
In Death Note he finally broke out of his pigeonhole by playing Light Yagami. Many fans consider his performance to be the best of his entire career. Swaile instantly became memetically popular, joining fellow VA Scott McNeil. He introduced us to the wonders of taking potato chips... and EATING THEM, and terrified everyone with his epic maniacal laughter in the final episode.
You can also hear him in nearly EVERY Gundam series, usually as a Gundam pilot. He pretty much just uses the same voice as he did for Quatre each time as well, making him that much easier to find.
Notable roles from Brad Swaile:
- Ace in My Little Pony Tales
- Brent Ernst in Dead Rising 2
- Chris Hawken in Earth Maiden Arjuna
- Fujiwara-no-Sai in Hikaru no Go
- Adult Gohan in The Ocean Group dub of Dragon Ball Z
- Several major characters in various Gundam series:
- Quatre Raberba Winner in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
- Amuro Ray in the original Mobile Suit Gundam and Char's Counterattack (but not Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam due to an actors strike at the time)
- Dearka Elthmann in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and SEED Destiny
- Auel Neider in SEED Destiny
- Setsuna F. Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00
- Harry Champ in Zoids: New Century
- RD in Zoids: Fuzors
- Jin Kazama in Street Fighter X Tekken
- Kicker in Transformers Energon
- Kazuya Aoike in Boys over Flowers
- Keisaku Sato in Season 1 of Shakugan no Shana (replaced by Greg Ayres)
- Kimba in Kimba the White Lion 1989 dub
- Koji Aiba in Infinite Ryvius
- Kuro in Kurozuka
- Kyosuke Date in The SoulTaker and Nurse Witch Komugi
- Lan Hikari in MegaMan NT Warrior
- Light Yagami in Death Note
- Malka/Mikoto in Dragalia Lost (as John Bradford)
- Maxwell in Hamtaro
- Morrie, Garrick and Peter in Dreamkix
- Mousse in Ranma ½
- Nightcrawler in X-Men: Evolution
- Otaru Mamiya in Saber Marionette J
- Reiji Ozora in Dragon Drive
- Rock in Black Lagoon
- Rumina Asagi in Tokyo Underground
- Ryuki Shi in Saiunkoku Monogatari
- Seisaku in .hack//roots
- Suzuo in Dokkoida?!
- Takeshi Tomoe in Project ARMS
- Yashiro in The Daichis
- Yota Moteuchi in Video Girl Ai
- Yusaku Godai (second) in Maison Ikkoku
- Prince Yang Tu (the young Twin Masters) in Hero: 108
Tropes associated with Brad Swaile:
- Amusing Injuries: Managed to puncture his foot with a seam ripper in a horrific costume-making accident.
- Evil Laugh: Does a truly epic one towards the end of Death Note.
- Gratuitous German: As Nightcrawler in X-Men: Evolution.
- Idiot Hero: Most of the young male leads he plays tend to be this.
- Jack-of-All-Trades: Aside from voice acting his other skills include singing, reading music, cosplay & costume design, playing drums and guitar, swimming, skiing (cross country and powder), horseback riding (Western), skating (ice and roller), baseball, football, hockey, sailing, tennis, billiards, bowling, basketball, soccer, hacky sack, etc.
- Nice Guy
- Pretty Boy: His fangirls seem to think so.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: As Light Yagami.
Exactly as planned... Not even my father planned this...