Troy Baker

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Troy Baker
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Baker at the 2011 Taiyoucon during an autograph session
Born Troy E. Baker
(1976-04-01) April 1, 1976 (age 38)
Dallas, Texas
Occupation Voice actor, actor, singer, musician
Years active 2004–present
Notable work(s) Avengers Assemble
as Hawkeye
Batman: Arkham City
as Two-Face and Robin (Tim Drake)
Batman: Arkham Origins
as The Joker
BioShock Infinite
as Booker DeWitt
Catherine
as Vincent Brooks
Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden
as Ryu Hayabusa (2011 - TBA)
Final Fantasy XIII
as Snow Villiers
Infamous: Second Son
as Delsin Rowe
Infinite Crisis
as Superman
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
as Batman
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
as Loki
Persona 4
as Kanji Tatsumi
Resident Evil 6
as Jake Muller
The Last of Us
as Joel

Troy E. Baker (born April 1, 1976, Dallas, Texas) is an American actor, voice actor, musician and singer. He is best known for his roles as Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite, Joel in The Last of Us, Delsin Rowe in Infamous: Second Son, Snow Villiers in Final Fantasy XIII, Schneizel el Britannia in Code Geass, Pain in Naruto: Shippuden, Jake Muller in Resident Evil 6, The Second Greed in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Hawkeye in Avengers Assemble, Van Kleiss in Generator Rex, Two-Face and Robin (Tim Drake) in Batman: Arkham City, and The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Assault on Arkham.

Biography[edit]

Baker is also a musician in Akira Yamaoka's Silent Hill band, where he plays bass and sings backup vocals. Before pursuing acting, Baker was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the indie-rock band Tripp Fontaine, which released the radio single "Burning Out" from their debut album Random Thoughts on a Paper Napkin in 2004. He is currently working on a new album.[1]

Baker began his voice acting career with doing radio commercials and then went on to work with on anime such as Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, One Piece, Shin-Chan, Soul Eater and Trinity Blood. Recently, he began working on animated series based on Marvel properties where he provided the voice of various characters in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and currently voices Loki and Hawkeye in Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble.

His most notable roles came in 2013 where he provided the voice of Booker DeWitt in Ken Levine's BioShock Infinite and performed the voice and motion capture of Joel in Naughty Dog's The Last of Us. Both games earned critical acclaim, earning scores over 90% in GameRankings[2][3] and Metacritic,[4][5] and commercial success.[6][7] Baker got nominated for both of these roles in the VGX 2013 and ended up winning for The Last of Us.

Troy has a huge profile as an actor in the video game industry. His career in the video game industry began when he voiced lead character Sergeant Matt Baker in Gearbox Software's Brothers in Arms. He later went on to voice Severin and Kagan in BloodRayne 2; Markus Vaughn in Trauma Center: New Blood; Sol Badguy in Guilty Gear 2: Overture; Kanji Tatsumi in Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4; Yuri Lowell in Tales of Vesperia; Alec Mason in Red Faction: Guerrilla; Slimer in Ghostbusters: The Video Game; the voice of various characters in Call of Duty games: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II; Snow Villiers in the Final Fantasy XIII series; Abaddon in Darksiders; Jetfire and Zeta Prime in Transformers: War for Cybertron; the current voice of Espio the Chameleon in Sonic the Hedgehog series; Nova in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3; Vincent Brooks in Catherine; the current voice of Ryu Hayabusa in Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series; Two-Face and Robin in Batman: Arkham City; The Boss Male Voice 1 in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV; Zenith in Star Wars: The Old Republic; Kai Leng in Mass Effect 3; Arlon and Pyrrhon in Kid Icarus: Uprising; Scoundrel in Diablo III; 30K in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier; Batman, Two-Face, Sinestro, Brainiac and Hawkman in Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes; Jazz, Jetfire and Kickback in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron; Logan Thackeray in Guild Wars 2; Jake Muller in Resident Evil 6; Sunburn and Brock in Skylanders: Giants; Orkos in God of War: Ascension; Sinestro and Nightwing in Injustice: Gods Among Us; Loki, Hawkeye, Fandral, Groot, J.A.R.V.I.S., Moon Knight, and Wizard in Lego Marvel Super Heroes; The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins, and Delsin Rowe in Sucker Punch Productions's PS4 exclusive Infamous Second Son.

Entertainment Weekly has listed him in their Best of 2013 issue for best breakout actor in the video game industry for his performance as Joel in The Last of Us, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite and The Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins.

His upcoming roles include Two-Face in Batman: Arkham Knight, Superman in Infinite Crisis and Ocelot in Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Baker is one of the few actors to have portrayed Batman (Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes), The Joker (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Superman (Infinite Crisis)[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Anime roles[edit]

Animation roles[edit]

Live-Action roles[edit]

Movie roles[edit]

Video game roles[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Random Thoughts on a Paper Napkin with Tripp Fontaine (2004)
  • Sitting in the Fire (2014)
Singles
  • "Burning Out" with Tripp Fontaine (2004)
  • "My Religion" (2013)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2013 VGX Award for Best Voice Actor The Last of Us Won
2013 VGX Award for Best Voice Actor BioShock Infinite Nominated

Production[edit]

Baker had been cast as the English voice of four characters for voice actor Kosuke Toriumi:

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