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Matthew Christopher Miller (born June 29, 1982), better known by his stage name Matthew Mercer, is an American voice actor. Born in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, he started off providing background voices in anime dubbing in the early 2000s. He eventually found more prominence in Japanese video game dubs and some western animation voice roles, though around 2012/2013, he eventually started gaining more prominent roles in anime voiceover work. In 2010, he directed and starred in the live-action web original series There Will Be Brawl, which also featured friends and other voice actors such as Kyle Hebert.

Alongside There Will Be Brawl, Matthew is known for voicing Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Levi in Attack on Titan, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

However, his most well-known current role is working as the DM for Critical Role, where he and other nerdy ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons & Dragons. This has become so successful, he also was called on to DM the Nerdist campaign Force Grey: Giant Hunters. Oh, and he was also DM for a game featuring Pewdiepie and CinnamonToastKen. Plus, he got to DM a one-shot for Vin Diesel in a Critical Role spin-off to promote The Last Witch Hunter. And then on August 6, 2016, Matt got to announce that his custom campaign setting was being made into a book that contained information on how to run games in his custom setting. In case you hadn't figured it out, he really likes D&D (if you're wondering, his personal favorite character that he likes to play is a Dwarf Bard). For Red Nose Day 2019, he fulfilled a long-term goal of his by being Dungeon Master for Stephen Colbert, in a one-on-one session with content voted on by fans through donations.

On October 24, 2016, he got engaged to Marisha Ray, and they were wed on October 21, 2017.

Has a Twitter account, and a Facebook account which is here.

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  • Alliterative Name: Matthew Mercer. Also applies to his real name, Matthew Miller, though not so much if you count his middle name.
  • Baritone of Strength: A lot of his roles have really deep voices and have a lot of combat prowess. He is, however, capable of readjusting his voice for younger characters (for example, Shigure, Spyro and Yusuke).
  • The Cameo: He has one in the Man at Arms episode where the Sword of Omens is forged, and gets to try it out. He also has a cameo as a bard in Rat Queens and as The Hound in the Game of Thrones parody School Of Thrones.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Some of his roles fall under this such as Lao and Alvin.
  • Creator Backlash:
  • Deadpan Snarker: A lot of his characters can be sarcastic. Chrom, Chamber, Alvin, and Levi are noticeable examples.
  • He Also Did: Alongside his more well-known voice acting and dungeon mastering roles, Mercer also produced web series such as There Will Be Brawl, School Of Thrones, and Muzzled: The Musical.
  • Jerkass: He himself has admitted he voices a lot of smarmy douchebags, though they fall more along the Jerk with a Heart of Gold side of things such as Levi.
  • Large Ham: He doesn't actually get to be melodramatic very often, but when he does...he goes full ham. Sinbad, Aikuro, Leorio, and the male playable Norn character are some of the best examples.
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: Boasts an impressive range. In cases of substitution, he's capable of sounding exactly like Troy Baker and even Roger Craig Smith (which makes it extra funny when they get together as three of the four main protagonists of Resident Evil 6).
    • Critical Role really gives him a ton of chances to show off. As the main campaign's Dungeon Master, he has to voice nearly all of the NPCs. Said NPC voices number in the hundreds, ranging from the sort of characters he usually voices to things far outside his usual roles like Camp Gay Gilmore and Creepy Awesome Clarota. This includes a whole bunch of female characters, and he generally does a very good job of making the NPCs all sound unique note . He also provides all of the sound effects, monster noises, and so on. The players - professional voice actors themselves - all praise Mercer's range during the episode 10 Q&A.invoked
      • This has also carried over into The Legend of Vox Machina: even with other voice actors taking over for many of the major NPCs, Matt voices a wide array of background characters, in addition to providing Trinket's animal sounds and the voices of the Arc Villains of Seasons 1 and 2, Sylas Briarwood and Umbrasyl.
    • Also demonstrated in There Will Be Brawl: in addition to being the live actor for Ganondorf, he provides the voices of Meta Knight and Kirby.
    • In the Heirs of Fate DLC for Fire Emblem Fates, he gets a chance to show off his singing skills (he, as Shigure, sings both the final battle theme and the credits song), and they're just as impressive as his acting.
  • Nice Guy: If some of his characters aren't Jerk with a Heart of Gold, he has voiced some characters with this such as Shigure, Leorio, and Sinbad.
  • The Other Darrin: Due to Troy Baker's union status, high demand of Troy's motion capture work in video games, and similar vocal ranges, Matthew took over most of Troy Baker's previous anime and non-union Japanese video game roles.
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Promoted Fanboy:
    • He's been playing Dungeons and Dragons for literal decades, and his campaign setting of Exandria (popularised by Critical Role) is now, as of March 2020, an officially published product set in the D&D canon multiverse. It's a feat that few others can boast; the last such occurrence of an independent setting becoming official canon was in 2004, namely Keith Baker's Eberron.
    • As both a big fan of the Baldur's Gate series, and of fellow voice actor Jim Cummings, Matt considered it a pristine honour to be taking up the role of Minsc in Baldur's Gate III, which Matt has stated is his favourite of Cummings' voice roles.
    • He's a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series, and once played as Ganondorf in There Will Be Brawl. Nearly a decade and a half later, he got to officially voice Ganondorf for real in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
  • Trolling Creator: He's admitted that when he plays Overwatch, in which he voices Cassidy, he will mess with his teammates by drawling, "It's high noon...", inducing panic among them. Even when the enemy team doesn't have a Cassidy. note 
  • Typecasting:
    • He's unquestionably the go-to guy for serious and/or sarcastic badasses with deep voices. Bonus points if they're fairly young (a lot of his characters are either teenagers or young men in their twenties) and have troubled pasts.
    • He also often casted into several roles that were once voiced by Troy Baker.
    • Sometimes cast as roles with Southwestern accents (EG Overwatch, Cyberpunk Edgerunners). note 


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Reyes, the commander of Blackwatch, opts for extrajudicial execution, to Cassidy's horror.

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