Crispin Freeman

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Crispin Freeman
Crispin Freeman.jpg
Crispin in 2009, after teaching at the JVTA-LA.
Born Crispin McDougal Freeman
(1972-02-09) February 9, 1972 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[1]
Residence Santa Monica, California
Occupation Voice actor, ADR director, script writer
Years active 1998-present[2]
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates[3]
Spouse(s) Izobel Carol (m. 2007)
Relatives Cassidy Freeman (sister)

Crispin McDougal Freeman (born February 9, 1972) is an American voice actor. His roles have included Alucard from Hellsing, Hideki Motosuwa in Chobits, Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!!, Kirei Kotomine from Fate/Zero, Togusa from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Holland Novak from Eureka Seven, Touga Kiryuu in Revolutionary Girl Utena & Adolescence of Utena, Zelgadis Greywords from Slayers, Straight Cougar from S-CRY-ed, Tsume from Wolf's Rain, Alex Rowe in Last Exile, Guan Yu from Dynasty Warriors, Jeremiah Gottwald from Code Geass, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, Rude from Final Fantasy VII, Albel Nox from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Balmung of the Azure Sky in the .hack series and three different versions of Roy Harper in Young Justice.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Crispin Freeman is the oldest of three children;[1] he has a younger brother; actor, producer, director, and musician Clark Freeman,[4] and a sister; actress and musician Cassidy Freeman.[5] All three siblings attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated in 1990.[1] He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. Afterward, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in Acting, and performed on Broadway (New York City), at the American Repertory Theater in (Cambridge), at the Mark Taper Forum in (Los Angeles), at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, and at the Williamstown Theater Festival. As a child, Freeman was greatly influenced by anime shows such as Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets. Casey Kasem voiced the role of his favorite character, Mark of Battle of the Planets (he actually wanted to change his name to Mark at one point). Later, he discovered Voltron, Star Blazers, and Robotech, being quoted in the January 1999 issue of America Interview saying, "That show really blew me away." Freeman has also stated that the reason he got into the industry was because of the anime television show The Vision of Escaflowne. Freeman initially got involved in the anime voice-over industry when a friend of his landed a role in Peacock King.


Knowing Freeman was a big anime fan, a friend suggested he call up Central Park Media (CPM) and apply for a job doing English dubs. When originally approached about dubbing, he initially declined. It was not until he remembered all of the anime shows he watched as a child that he realized that many people are introduced to anime through the English dubbed versions. In 1997, Freeman landed the role of Zelgadis Greywords in Slayers along with Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart and Veronica Taylor. He was the second and final voice actor to get the job, after Zelgadis' original voice actor, Daniel Cronin, lost contact with CPM after a year-long halt in the dubbing. Years later he turned to the American animation voice acting grounds. He been best known for his work in Marvel Comics based productions such as The Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. He then starred as several versions of Roy Harper in Young Justice for DC Comics and Warner Bros. Since then, Freeman has had various roles throughout his career. He has appeared in many video game titles as memorable characters, such as Albedo from Namco's Xenosaga series, the god of the sun Helios in God of War III, Haji, Joel the 6th and Van Argeno in Blood+, the main protagonist Baldur in Silicon Knights's Too Human, Breakdown in Transformers: War for Cybertron, the Winter Soldier in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, and Iron Man in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

Freeman is also an educator, giving classes, workshops, and performance lectures in Los Angeles, California, for which information can be found on his official website under "classes".[6] In addition to classes, Freeman releases a new voice acting podcast at the Voice Acting Mastery website on the third Wednesday of every month.[7] In addition Crispin has since started a new podcast headed up by three of his students titled "Voice Acting Mastery Field Report," which can also be found on his website.

Personal life[edit]

On August 11, 2007, he married Izobel Carol on the island of Hawaii at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. In October 2009, Crispin hosted two virtual town halls on He took questions from fans, did character voices and read his favorite scary story.[citation needed]

His sister, Cassidy Freeman, played Tess Mercer in the Smallville and Cady Longmire in Longmire. Cassidy and their brother Clark are involved in a band called The Real D'Coys.[8]





Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

Live-action dubbing[edit]

  • Oldboy – Lee Woo-jin (English dub, uncredited)
  • The Porpeen – Xevious (Voice only)
  • Versus – Ponytail, One-handed Sidekick (English dub, credited as Mark Percy)
  • XX: Beautiful Beast – Yoichi Fujinami (English dub, credited as Mark Percy)

ADR Staff Credits[edit]

Voice director[edit]

Script writer[edit]


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  2. ^ "Crystal Acids Crispin Freeman Page". Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
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  4. ^ "Biography for Clark Freeman -". Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Biography for Cassidy Freeman -". Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
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  8. ^ 'Lex Schmex' – Meet SMALLVILLE's Tess Mercer
  9. ^ "Aniplex Announces Part of Durarara!! English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. July 30, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night UBW, Durarara!! 2xSho Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  12. ^ a b "Behind The Voice Actors - Crispin Freeman". Behind The Voice Actors.  – check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  13. ^ "Fate/Zero Anime to Get English Dub, Will Stream on Neon Alley – News". Anime News Network. February 6, 2013. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. October 4, 2014. Adult Swim. 
  15. ^ "Strait Jacket". Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876. 
  16. ^ Greenberger, Robert (2008-09-08). "Strait Jacket to Make Domestic Debut on DVD". Comic Mix. 
  17. ^ "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Reunites Haruhi Cast". Anime News Network. May 28, 2015. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Fusion Cuisine". Steven Universe. Season 1. Episode 32. November 6, 2014. Cartoon Network. 
  19. ^ "Buddha Bugs/Now and Zen". Wabbit. Season 1. Episode 1. September 21, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  20. ^ "Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie". 
  21. ^ "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising 'New Driver' English Dub Clip Streamed". February 22, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  22. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  23. ^ Square Enix. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. Scene: Closing credits, 1:54 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  24. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices. 
  25. ^ Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent. 
  26. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, closing credits, 4 minutes in - Metal Gear Online Unit - Voice-Over Cast - Soldiers
  27. ^ Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast. 
  28. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast. 
  29. ^ "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. 
  30. ^ "Destroyer in the Dusk". Gungrave. Episode 1 – via Funimation, YouTube. 

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