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Creator / Darin De Paul

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Who is Darin De Paul? Just a man of no consequences~

Darin De Paul is a voice actor from New York, mostly known for his work in video games. After a handful of roles in games such as Sky Landers and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, he got quite a bit of attention for his memorable performances as Emperor Valkorion in Star Wars: The Old Republic and Samuel Hayden in Doom (2016). However, it was his role as Reinhardt in Overwatch that truly shot him to fame and made him a household name for videogame fans. And despite his name, he's never darrined anyone. Well, he was the third voice of Anub'arak.

He is mostly known for playing men with deep voices - sometimes smooth, sometimes growling, or perhaps even evil, if you can believe it.

Notable Roles

Tropes associated with Darin De Paul's voice work

  • Badass Baritone: Most of his roles have deep voices.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Especially as Valkorion.
  • Guttural Growler: As Reinhardt and Samuel Hayden.
  • Large Ham: Most of his roles are generally fairly subdued, but Reinhardt proves that when he gets going, he can ham it up like no one else.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: A fair amount of Mr. De Paul's characters usually tend to be quite villainous (Valkorion, Ardyn, the Terminals), or at least rather shady (Samuel Hayden); the man himself, however, is always happy to meet and interact with his fans, be it at cons/other such special events or on social media.
  • One of Us: He's an avowed videogame player, and regularly goes to cons - and not only to meet his fans.
  • Playing Against Type: