Jason Griffith

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Jason Griffith
Born Jason Adam Griffith
(1980-11-29) November 29, 1980 (age 35)
Cleveland, Ohio
Other names J. Griff
Adam Caroleson
DJ Tanner
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1998–present
Known for The voice of 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
2008 The Machine Girl Ryota
Additional voices
Live action dub
2008 Sonic: Night of the Werehog Sonic the Hedgehog/Sonic the Werehog Short
2009 ManDate Chris Short
2009 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
2011 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
2013 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 Sonic/Dark Sonic
Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow
Christopher Thorndyke (originally)
Credited as J. Griff
2004-2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom
Miyamoto Usagi
Additional voices
2004 Gravitation Tatshua Uesugi[5]
2004 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
2006 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
2008-2009 TMNT: Back to the Sewers Miyamoto Usagi
2009 Kurokami: The Animation Keita Ibuki
2009 Turtles Forever Mirage Leonardo
Additional voices
TV movie
Voice
2010 Slayers Revolution Additional voices
2010 Slayers Evolution-R Abel Episodes: "TOWN SCAPE because it's a thing made by people", "UNCOVER, the darkness unveiled!"
2010 Angel's Friends Sulfus
2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Additional voices
2011-2012 Tai Chi Chasers Yanima
2011-2012 GoGoRiki Chikoriki
2011-2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL I & II Caswell Francis
Nistro
English dub
2011 Blue Bloods Suit in Red Sportscar Episode: "Black and Blue"
2011 Bakuman Hayato
Kawaski
English dub
2013 Zetman Jin Kanzaki English dub
2015 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Reed Pepper
Iggy Arlo
English dub

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
2005 Sonic Rush Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic English version
2005 Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow
Sonic the Hedgehog
English version
2006 One Piece: Grand Adventure Usopp English version
2006 One Piece: Pirates' Carnival Usopp English version
2006 Neverwinter Nights 2 Bevil
2006 Sonic Riders Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
Jet the Hawk
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Celebrating Sonic's 15th Anniversary
2006 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow
English version
Celebrating Sonic's 15th Anniversary
2006 Sonic Rivals Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Celebrating Sonic's 15th Anniversary
2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings Sonic the Hedgehog/Darkspine Sonic
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Credited as Adam Caroleson
2007 Sonic Rush Adventure Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic English version
2007 Sonic Rivals 2 Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
2007/2008 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
Jet the Hawk
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Credited as Adam Caroleson
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
Shadow the Hedgehog
English version
Credited as Adam Caroleson
2008 SEGA Superstars Tennis Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow
English version
2008 Alone in the Dark Hammet
Jack the Watchman
2008 Sonic Unleashed Sonic the Hedgehog (Daytime)/Sonic the Werehog (Nighttime)/Super Sonic
Professor Pickle's Assistant
English version
2009 Sonic and the Black Knight Sonic the Hedgehog/Excalibur Sonic
Shadow the Hedgehog/Sir Lancelot
Jet the Hawk as Sir Lamorak
English version
2009 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Smash Up Foot Ninja
2009 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sonic the Hedgehog
Shadow the Hedgehog
Jet the Hawk
English version
2010 Shira Oka: Second Chances Sakuragi Hiroshi
2010 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
English version

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