Steven Blum

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Steve Blum
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Blum in 2014
Born Steven Jay Blum
(1960-04-28) April 28, 1960 (age 54)[1]
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Status Married
Other names David Lucas, Andrew Watton, Daniel Andrews
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1992–present[2]
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Children 2

Steven Jay Blum (/blm/; born on April 28, 1960) is an American voice actor of anime and video games known for his distinctive deep voice.

Career[edit]

His credits include the voice of Spike Spiegel in the anime show Cowboy Bebop; Zeb Orrelios in Star Wars Rebels; Mugen in Samurai Champloo; Roger Smith from The Big O; Orochimaru, Zabuza, Ōnoki and Ao in the Naruto anime; and Wolverine in numerous games and in the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, the animated movie Hulk Vs, The Super Hero Squad Show and Marvel Anime: X-Men. He also provided the voice of Jack Cayman, the main character of the video game MadWorld; Tank Dempsey, the comic relief of Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II zombie modes; Professor Galvez in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker; Grayson Hunt, the main protagonist of Bulletstorm; and Gorim, Oghren, and First Enchanter Irving in the 2009 video game Dragon Age: Origins. He also provides the voice of Vincent Valentine in the Final Fantasy VII compilation.

In September 2000, Blum voiced TOM, the robotic host of Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block. Blum replaced Sonny Strait in the character's second through fourth incarnations, until the cancellation of Toonami on September 20, 2008. When Toonami was revived on May 26, 2012, Blum returned as the voice of TOM. He is also the announcer for 7-Eleven's "Oh Thank Heaven" television and radio advertisements, and partnered with Vic Mignogna in the series Real Fans of Genius (a parody of Anheuser-Busch's Real Men of Genius radio ad campaign). Blind Ferret Entertainment[unreliable source?] revealed on November 15, 2012 that Blum will be playing Harry, "the Homeless Bum", in Least I Could Do: The Animated Series.[3]

He is also well known in American Union animation as the voices of Heatblast, Ghostfreak, and Vilgax in the Ben 10 franchise; Jamie in Megas XLR; Yakky Doodle and Clamhead in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law; Smytus in My Life as a Teenage Robot. He is also known for his voice portrayals of Starscream in Transformers: Prime; Count Vertigo in DC Showcase: Green Arrow and Young Justice; Red Skull, Beta Ray Bill and Wolverine in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes; Melbourne O'Riley in What's New, Scooby Doo?; Amon in The Legend of Korra; and Zoltun Kulle in Diablo III.

On June 5, 2012, he was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the most prolific video game voice actor, having 261 credited appearances on May 10.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Animation[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Direct-to-video and television films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Other[edit]

Live action[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Talkin Toons with Rob Paulsen: Episode 53 with Guest Steven Blum". Rob Paulsen's Talkin Toons podcast on Techjives.com. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Acids Steve Blum Page". Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  3. ^ "LICD Animation Cast Announcement". Retrieved 2012-11-15. 
  4. ^ Ransom, Ko (2012-06-07). "Voice Actor Steven Blum Receives Guinness Record for Game Roles". Anime News Network. 
  5. ^ "'Legend of Korra' Voice Actor Steve Blum Sets Guinness Record for Most Game VO Roles". MTV Geek. Viacom. 2012-06-12. 
  6. ^ Wills, Adam (July 1, 2012). "Meet Steve Blum". Geek Heeb (Jewish Journal). Tribe Media. 
  7. ^ a b c d "X-Men Anime : Voicing Wolverine". Marvel.com. October 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.
  9. ^ "Race With the Demon!". Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Season 3. Episode 6. November 21, 2014. Nickelodeon.
  10. ^ "Stuck in the Middle Ages with You". Totally Spies!. Season 1. Episode 18. Closing credits, With the Voice Talents Of. Netflix.
  11. ^ "The Savage Spider-Man". Ultimate Spider-Man. Season 3. Episode 59. October 7, 2014. Disney XD.
  12. ^ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Steve-Blum/
  13. ^ "The Boxtrolls – Movie Overview". Focus Features. NBC Universal. Retrieved 2014-09-02.  – Cast & Crew
  14. ^ Liu, Ed (September 25, 2014). "Toonzone Interviews Dee Bradley Baker & Steve Blum on How to Speak Boxtroll". Toonzone. 
  15. ^ "Steve Blum on Twitter: "@pmagill536 I was all over it – Thugs, a nasty twin, & Croc too, as I recall. I'm sure Dee played many other characters to perfection"". Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Credits, Cast". Codemasters Manual – Clive Barker's Jericho (PDF). Codemasters. 2007. p. 18 – via Gametap. 
  17. ^ Guild Wars 2 – Behind the Scenes: Giving Tyria a Voice (YouTube). December 16, 2009. Event occurs at 1:13. 
  18. ^ PCB Productions (2012-06-30). Infex Interviews 2 (YouTube). 1:35. 
  19. ^ http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/batman/credits
  20. ^ Square Enix. "Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII". Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  21. ^ 4A Games. "Metro: Last Light". Deep Silver. Scene: Closing credits, 1 minute in, English Voice Talent (Alphabetical Order). 
  22. ^ "All in the Mighty Family! - Voice Cast for Mighty No. 9". mightyno9.com. 2015-02-10. 
  23. ^ Team Tachyon. "Quantum Theory". Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors. 
  24. ^ The Workshop, SCE Santa Monica Studio. "Sorcery". Sony Computer Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 3:45 in, Cast List. 
  25. ^ Vicarious Visions. "Skylanders: Giants". Scene: closing credits, 3:49 minutes in, Voice Actors. 
  26. ^ Vicarious Visions (October 13, 2013). "Skylanders: Swap Force". Scene: closing credits, 8 minutes in, VO Production by Soundelux, Voice Actors. 
  27. ^ Toys for Bob. "Skylanders: Trap Team". Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors. 
  28. ^ BioWare (2011-12-20). "Star Wars: The Old Republic". Electronic Arts, LucasArts. Scene: closing credits, 9:50 in, English Cast. 
  29. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5-PQEfpp4A&list=UUdpt1ckt1F5IQVVCtKSF3nA&index=1
  30. ^ EA Los Angeles. "The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth". EA Games, New Line Cinema. Scene: Closing credits, 3 minutes in, Voice Actors. 
  31. ^ Kellams, JP (2010-10-25). "Narrative Design in Vanquish". PlatinumGames Blog. Platinum Games. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  32. ^ "Bang Zoom! Entertainment to Preview Adventures in Voice Acting Documentary at New York Anime Festival" (PDF). Adventures in Voice Acting (Press release). December 4, 2007. 
  33. ^ I Know That Voice. 2013. Closing credits. 

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Preceded by
Sam Riegel
Voice of Starscream
2010–
Succeeded by
Charlie Adler
Preceded by
Brendan O'Brien
English voice of Crash Bandicoot
2003
Succeeded by
Jess Harnell
Preceded by
Hugh Jackman
Actor portrayed/voiced Wolverine
2008–present
Succeeded by
Hugh Jackman