Dan Green (voice actor)

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Dan Green
Snyder at the 2005 Supanova Expo
James Hadley Snyder

(1971-02-16) February 16, 1971 (age 48)
Other names
  • Chris Banks
  • Daniel Alexander Green
  • Jack Bean
  • Sam Wells
  • Jay Snyder
  • Tom Wilson
  • Frank Brown
  • Jean Matthews
  • J.K. Elemeno
  • Sandy Williams
  • Chris Sands
  • Sandy Parks
EducationRutgers University
OccupationVoice actor, voice director, screenwriter
Years active1993–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; died 2011)

James Hadley Snyder[1], known professionally as Dan Green, (born February 16, 1971), 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!,[2][3][4][5][6] 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 attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey,[7] and studied acting at the Juilliard School in New York City.[8]

In 2008, he married Michal Lura Friedman, a singer and fellow voice actress who used the name Michal the Girl.[9] On November 25, 2011, she died from complications after a C section.[1][7][10] The twins she carried were delivered successfully, and fans initiated charity efforts to provide for the children,[1][11] a son named Jackson James Snyder and a daughter named Reverie Vivian Snyder.[12][13]



Dubbing roles[edit]

Anime dubbing[edit]

Animation dubbing[edit]

Films dubbing[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Pokémon 3: The Movie Entei English Dub
Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns Mewtwo
2002 Pokémon 4Ever Iron Mask Marauder
2003 The Weathering Continent Gaten Rakumu
2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi
2005 Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys Lombre (Brock’s)
Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek Yaimao
2007 Ratatoing[15] Carlos
2008 The Little Panda Fighter Pancada
2009 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Damos
2010 Gladiformers Patrion Tokal
2011 Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi
2014 Welcome to the Space Show Goba
2017 Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions[16] Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi

Live-action dubbing[edit]

Video games[edit]

Production credits[edit]

Dubbing director[edit]

Script adaptation[edit]

Miscellaneous crew[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ "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 December 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film Surpasses 1 Billion Yen at Box Office". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "The 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Championship Will Be Settled In Orlando, Florida August 20-21". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film Opens on January 20 in US, Canada". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions Movie Voice Actors Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Dan Green biography". TV.com.
  9. ^ "The Snyder Twins - Jay". thetigersnest.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  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 April 6, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 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. ^ "Dan Green - 165 Character Images". Behind The Voice Actors.
  16. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

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