Dan Green (voice actor)

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Dan Green
Dan Green at the 2005 Supernova Expo
Born James Hadley Snyder
(1971-02-16) February 16, 1971 (age 47) [1]
San Rafael, California, U.S.
Other names Jay Snyder
Occupation Voice actor, voice director, script writer
Years active 1993–present
Notable work Yugi Muto in Yu-Gi-Oh!
Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic X and Sonic the Hedgehog video games (2005–2010)
Michal Friedman
(m. 2008; d. 2011)
Children 2

James Hadley Snyder[1] (born February 16, 1971[2]), known professionally as Dan Green, is an American voice actor, voice director and script adapter who has worked for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, NYAV Post, and Central Park Media. He is best known as the voice of Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh!,[3][4][5][6][7] Trudge from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and Knuckles the Echidna from Sonic X and Sonic the Hedgehog video games from 2005 to 2010. Green has worked on script adaptations of Kurokami: The Animation and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. He also teaches voice-over at Edge Studio in New York.


Green was born on February 16, 1971.[1] He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey,[8] and studied acting at the Juilliard School in New York City.[9]

In 2008, he married Michal Lura Friedman, a singer and fellow voice actress who used the name Michal the Girl.[2] On November 25, 2011, she died from complications after a C section.[1][8][10] The twins she carried were delivered successfully, and fans initiated charity efforts to provide for the children,[1][11] Jackson James Snyder and Reverie Vivian Snyder.[12][13]


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  1. ^ a b c d e Duell, Mark (December 8, 2011). "Jay Snyder and Michal Lura Friedman: Father left to raise twins". Daily Mail. Snyder, who also uses the name Dan Green is aNew American voice actor known for the Pokémon and Yu-Gi-oh films, and the Tekken and Sonic the Hedgehog video games, and the American Dub of Sonic X
  2. ^ a b "The Snyder Twins - Jay". thetigersnest.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Dan Green, Eric Stuart Return for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film's English Dub (Updated With Trailer)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  4. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film Surpasses 1 Billion Yen at Box Office". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  5. ^ "The 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Championship Will Be Settled In Orlando, Florida August 20-21". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  6. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film Opens on January 20 in US, Canada". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  7. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions Movie Voice Actors Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2016-12-29.
  8. ^ a b Zanoni, Carla (December 3, 2011). "Singer Michal the Girl Dies After Giving Birth to Twins". DNAinfo. Archived from the original on April 12, 2012.
  9. ^ "Dan Green biography". TV.com.
  10. ^ "Voice Actress, Singer Michal Friedman Passes Away". Anime News Network. November 30, 2011.
  11. ^ Evans, Heidi (December 8, 2011). "Readers open hearts to widowed dad of twins". New York Daily News. Jay Snyder ... a 41-year-old actor and freelance voiceover artist
  12. ^ "Obituary: Michal Lura Friedman". The State. Legacy.com. December 1, 2011.
  13. ^ "Index of /". thesnydertwins.com. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  14. ^ Sims, Chris (August 9, 2010). "Astonishing X-Men: Motion Comics, Why Bother? [Review]". ComicsAlliance. I was especially impressed with Mike Pollock’s voice for Beast, as he gives him the cadence of a nerdy scientist with the underlying animalistic growl of…well, of a beast. Same goes for Dan Green’s Colossus, who isn’t nearly as overblown as I was expecting him to go with the Russian accent.
  15. ^ Crunchyroll (January 26, 2017). Official Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Exclusive Producer Interview. Event occurs at 1:06. Retrieved January 31, 2017 – via YouTube.

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Preceded by
Scott Dreier
English voice of Knuckles the Echidna (video games)
Succeeded by
Travis Willingham
Preceded by
Brian Drummond
English voice of Knuckles the Echidna (broadcast TV series)
Succeeded by
Travis Willingham
Preceded by
Bill Wise
English voice of Knuckles the Echidna (anime)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Phillip Bartlett
English voice of Mewtwo (anime)
Succeeded by
Miriam Pultro