Taliesin Axelrod Jaffe (born January 19, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a voice actor, voice director, script adapter and immortal chaos pyramid god, best known as Basil Hawkins in One Piece and Blanka in the newer Street Fighter entries. As a voice director, he works under New Generation Pictures, and his work on Hellsing has helped the dub become a cult classic.
Notable roles by Taliesin Jaffe
- Aaron Terzieff in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
- Adolf Junkers in Monster
- Arthur Conan Doyle in Black Butler: Book of Murder
- Bartlow in Tales of Zestiria the X
- Basil Hawkins in One Piece
- Bucci in GUN×SWORD
- Douman in GARO: Crimson Moon
- Sword in GARO: Vanishing Line
- England in Hetalia: The World Twinkle (The Other Darrin for Scott Freeman)
- Kagura Demuri in Aquarion Evol
- Leif in Hellsing Ultimate
- Masahiro Hatomura in Paranoia Agent
- Preta Ghoul in Black Cat
- Prosecutor in Space☆Dandy season 2
- Ryuji Kitayama in R.O.D the TV
- Shogo Asagi in Tsubasa -RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE-
- Skiadrum in Fairy Tail
- Yakumo (episode 13 only) in Black God
- Christopher Floyd in 2010: The Year We Make Contact
- Kenny Butler in Mr. Mom (first role)
- Ludwig Müller in Explorers
- Azwel in Soulcalibur VI
- Game Announcer (replaced with Jamieson Price as of Super), Blanka and Adon in Street Fighter IV (reprises the former in Street Fighter X Tekken and Street Fighter V)
- The Mysterious Man aka Prince Bruno, Cain, Navarre and Gangrel in Fire Emblem Heroes (he reprises his role as Navarre for Fire Emblem Warriors)
- Massena in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- Darion Mograine in World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
- Edge in the Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy IV
- Thancred in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (until Heavensward)
- Eizen in Tales of Berseria
- The Flash in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and Injustice 2 (replacing Neal McDonough in the latter)
- Haruomi Makabe in God Eater 2: Rage Burst
- Eothas in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
- Kayaj in Stella Glow
- Kihachi Sugiyama in Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
- Nalkul in Suikoden IV
- Zweig in Suikoden V
- Rufus in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
- Snake in Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
- The male voice of the Automatrons in Fallout 4: Automatron
- Count McGuire and Bishop Nikolas in Ys: The Oath in Felghana
- Professor Chronotis and the Master in Eric's TBD RPG.
- Kayden in Sagas Of Sundry
- Critical Role
- Percival Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III in The Legend of Vox Machina
- Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed
- Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale
- R.O.D the TV
- Sengoku Basara: End of Judgement
- Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
- Skip Beat!
- Street Fighter IV
- Street Fighter X Tekken
Taliesin Jaffe and his works provide examples of:
- Approval of God:
- Born Lucky: In Critical Role Taliesin has a tendency to roll decently high or hit Natural 20s. For example, in episode 33 of Vox Machina, he rolled no less than 7 Natural 20s.
- Man of a Thousand Voices: From the high-pitched battle cries of Blanka to the Baritone of Strength of Percy de Rolo and everything inbetween, Jaffe has an impressive range that lets him portray a wide array of characters.
- One of Us: A huge geek of video games, comic books, anime/manga, and animation in general. He probably knows more about the various materials he voice acts in or helps to direct or produce than most others.
- Pungeon Master: Frequently seen on Critical Role—if there is a Pun to be made, Taliesin will make it.
- Queer Character, Queer Actor: He's openly bisexual. His Critical Role characters include the genderfluid bisexual Mollymauk Tealeaf, the asexual aromantic Caduceus Clay and the non-binary Ashton Greymoore.
You'll never survive in the jungle!
Ah...the sweetness of the human race...