Jason Griffith

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Jason Griffith
Born Jason Adam Griffith
(1980-11-29) November 29, 1980 (age 34)
New York City, New York
Other names J. Griff
Adam Caroleson
DJ Tanner
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1998–present
Known for Sonic and Shadow for Sega
Notable work One Piece (4kids dub)
as Usopp, Yassop
Pokémon
as Cilan
Sonic the Hedgehog
as Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, Jet the Hawk
Chaotic
as Tom Majors
Kurokami: The Animation
as Keita Ibuki
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
as Miyamoto Usagi

Jason Adam Griffith (born November 29, 1980)[1] is an American actor, who specializes in voice acting. He has worked on several animated TV series, notably those of 4Kids Entertainment, NYAV Post, Headline Studios, and DuArt Film and Video.

Career[edit]

Griffith is known for voicing characters including Usopp in the 4Kids dub of One Piece, Cilan, Ash's former traveling companion and first Unova Gym Leader in Pokémon, Keita Ibuki in Kurokami: The Animation,[2] Tom Majors in Chaotic and Miyamoto Usagi in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

He also did the voice of Bongo the Monkey in the Danimals commercials.[3]

Griffith is also a promo announcer for 4Kids TV, The CW4Kids and Toonzai.

Sonic the Hedgehog[edit]

Griffith is well known as the former voice of SEGA mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Shadow the Hedgehog and Jet the Hawk, in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, where he is credited as Jason Griffith and Adam Caroleson, before the role was passed to Roger Craig Smith. His role as Shadow was later passed to Kirk Thornton and his role as Jet the Hawk was passed to Michael Yurchak.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is good friends with Ryan Drummond, who previously voiced Sonic the Hedgehog before Griffith.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Edge of Seventeen Scott Uncredited
2005 Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Sir Aaron
2007 Am I Evil Greg
2008 Kill Kill Faster Faster Cassius Uncredited
The Machine Girl Ryota
Additional voices
Live action dub
Sonic: Night of the Werehog Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Werehog) Short
2009 ManDate Chris
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Marcus
2010 Animals United The Chimpanzee 'Toto'
2011 Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom Cilan
The Painting Additional voices
2012 Pokémon the Movie: Kyurem vs. the Sword of Justice Cilan
2012/2015 009 Re:Cyborg 009/Joe Shimamura English dubbed
2013 Pokémon: Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade Scraggy Short
Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened Cilan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001-2013 Pokémon Cilan
Servine
Brawly
Looker
Additional voices
2003-2006 Sonic X Sonic the Hedgehog (Super/Dark Sonic)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Super Shadow)
Credited as J. Griff
2004-2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom
Miyamoto Usagi
Additional voices
2004 Gravitation Tatshua Uesugi[5]
F-Zero GP Legend Additional voices
2004-2007 One Piece Usopp
Yassop
4Kids dub
2005-2006 Winx Club Lord Darkar
2005-2007 G.I. Joe Sigma Six Snake Eyes (flashbacks)
2005-2008 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Atticus Rhodes
Harrington Rosewood
Nightshroud
2006 Pokémon Chronicles Gilbert
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters Additional voices
2006-2009 Viva Pinata Terry Tigermisu
2006-2010 Chaotic Tom Majors
Zhade
Frafdo
Credited as Adam Caroleson
2008 Three Delivery Additional voices
2009 Kurokami: The Animation Keita Ibuki
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever Mirage Leonardo TV movie
Credited as Adam Caroleson
2010 Slayers Revolution Additional voices
Slayers Evolution-R Abel Episodes: "TOWN SCAPE because it's a thing made by people"
"UNCOVER, the darkness unveiled!"
Angel's Friends Sulfus
2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Additional voices
2011-2012 Tai Chi Chasers Yanima
GoGORiki Chikoriki
2011-2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL I & II Caswell Francis
Nistro
2011 Blue Bloods Suit in Red Sportscar Episode: "Black and Blue"
Bakuman Hayato
Kawaski
2013 Zetman Jin Kanzaki
2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V TBA

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004/2005 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus Slashuur
2005 One Piece: Grand Battle! Rush Usopp English version
Sonic Rush Sonic the Hedgehog (Super Sonic)
2005/2006 SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG Shadow the Hedgehog (Super Shadow)
Sonic the Hedgehog
2006 One Piece: Grand Adventure Usopp
One Piece: Pirates' Carnival
Neverwinter Nights 2 Bevil
Sonic Rivals Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Celebrating Sonic's 15th Anniversary
2006/2007 Sonic Riders Sonic the Hedgehog (Super Sonic)
Jet the Hawk
Shadow the Hedgehog
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Sonic the Hedgehog (Super Sonic)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Super Shadow)
2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings
Sonic and the Secret of the Rings
Sonic Wild Fire
Sonic the Hedgehog (Darkspine Sonic)
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Credited as Adam Caroleson
Sonic Rush Adventure Sonic the Hedgehog (Super Sonic) English version
Sonic Rivals 2 Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
2007/2008 Mario and Sonic at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic Riders: Shooting Star Story
Sonic the Hedgehog (Super Sonic)
Jet the Hawk
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Credited as Adam Caroleson
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
SEGA Superstars Tennis English version
Alone in the Dark Hammet
Jack the Watchman
Soulcalibur IV Additional voices
Sonic Unleashed
Sonic World Adventure
Sonic the Hedgehog (Super Sonic/Sonic the Werehog)
Professor Pickle's Assistant
English version
2009 Sonic and the Black Knight Sonic the Hedgehog (Excalibur Sonic)
Shadow the Hedgehog as Sir Lancelot
Jet the Hawk as Sir Lamorak
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Smash Up Foot Ninja
2009 (2010) Mario and Sonic at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
Jet the Hawk
English version
2010 Shira Oka: Second Chances Sakuragi Hiroshi
2010, 2011, 2013 Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Sonic the Hedgehog (Super Sonic)
Shadow the Hedgehog (Super Shadow)
English version
2012 PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond Scraggy
Sawsbuck
Bisharp
Ferroseed

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Griffith - Sonic Retro". Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Kurokami". kurokami.bandai-ent.com. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Behind The Voice Actors - Jason Griffith". Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Michael Yurchak - Sonic Retro". Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gravitation" [Menu->Series->English Staff & Cast]. TSRI. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ryan Drummond
English voice of Sonic the Hedgehog (video games)
2005-2010
Succeeded by
Roger Craig Smith
Preceded by
Jaleel White
Samuel Vincent (singing)
English voice of Sonic the Hedgehog (broadcast TV series)
2003-2006
Succeeded by
Roger Craig Smith
Preceded by
Martin Burke
English voice of Sonic the Hedgehog (anime)
2003-2006
Succeeded by
TBA
Preceded by
David Humphrey
English voice of Shadow the Hedgehog (video games)
2005-2010
Succeeded by
Kirk Thornton
Preceded by
none
English voice of Jet the Hawk (video games)
2006-2009
Succeeded by
Michael Yurchak