Kirby Morrow

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Kirby Morrow
Born
Kirby Robert Morrow

(1973-08-28)August 28, 1973
DiedNovember 18, 2020(2020-11-18) (aged 47)
OccupationActor, comedian, writer
Years active1994–2020
RelativesCasey Morrow (brother)
Websitewww.kirbymorrow.com Edit this at Wikidata

Kirby Robert Morrow (August 28, 1973 – November 18, 2020)[1] was a Canadian actor, comedian and writer. In animation, he was known as the voice of Miroku from InuYasha, Van Fanel from the Ocean dub of Escaflowne, Cyclops from X-Men Evolution, Jay from Class of the Titans, Teru Mikami from Death Note, Trowa Barton from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Ryo Takatsuki from Project ARMS, Goku from Ocean's dub of Dragon Ball Z (from Episode 160 onwards), Hot Shot from Transformers: Cybertron (replacing Brent Miller) and his main role as Cole from LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. On camera, he was known for the recurring role of Captain Dave Kleinman from Stargate Atlantis.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Morrow was born in Jasper, Alberta and graduated with a degree in theatre at Mount Royal University in Calgary.[3] He worked in Vancouver, British Columbia for most of his acting career.

Death[edit]

Morrow died at the age of 47 on November 18, 2020, just eight days after the death of his father.[4] His death was announced on Facebook by his brother, Casey Morrow.[5][6] The cause of his death was related to a long history of substance abuse.[7][8] Morrow's final performance was returning to the role of Miroku in the first episode of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Live-action[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Stand Against Fear Nelson Doyle Television film
1997 Sombrio Drive
1997 Moment of Truth: Into the Arms of Danger Man at Truck Stop Television film
1997 Viper Tim Vernon
1997 Breaker High Philippe
1997–98 Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation Michelangelo Voice
1997–98 The Outer Limits Kirby
1998 Playing to Win: A Moment of Truth Movie Ryan Television film
1998 Silencing Mary Head Cheerleader Television film
1998 Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister Storm Chaser
1998 Someone to Love Me Ryan
1998 Highlander: The Raven Marco Becker Episode: "Passion Play"
1998, 2002 Stargate SG-1 Militia Man, Tara'c
1999 Total Recall 2070 Beta Class Android Episode: "Baby Lottery"
1999 The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer John Maddux Television film
1999 First Wave Quentin Billup Episode: "Ohio Players"
1999 Jerry's Day Jerry
2000 MVP: Most Valuable Primate Tiger #1
2001 Seven Days Rick Hedstrom Episode: "The First Freshman"
2001 Avalanche Alley Jake Television film
2001 Bones Palmer
2001 Special Unit 2 Scott Caputo Episode: "The Wall"
2002 Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Ash Direct-to-video
2002 L.A. Law: The Movie Young Man Television film
2002 Jeremiah Angus Deveraux Episode: "The Touch"
2003 Out of Order Brad Miniseries
2004 Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' Uncredited
Television film
2005–06 Stargate Atlantis Captain Dave Kleinman 8 episodes
2006 Deadly Skies Guard Carmichael Television film
2007 Blood Ties Brady Episode: "Deadly Departed"
2007 Glimpse Troy
2008 The Triple Eight Catty Platter Guy
2009 The L Word Randy Griff Episode: "Least Likely"
2009 Something Evil Comes Edwin Vaster Television film
2010 The Bridge Mac Episode: "The Blame Game"
2010 Stargate Universe Captain Dave Kleinman Episode: "Incursion: Part 1"
2010 Supernatural Ex Husband Episode: "Two and a Half Men"
2010 Life Unexpected Tasha's Lawyer Episode: "Stand Taken"
2011 Human Target Eddie Episode: "Cool Hand Guerrero"
2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy King Jerrod Web series
2011 The Pastor's Wife Walt Freeland Television film
2012 Fringe Maddox & Maddox (Canaan) Episode: "Everything in Its Right Place"
2012 Arrow Matt Istook Episode: "An Innocent Man"
2012 Maximum Conviction MP #2
2014 Spooksville Coach MacGillis Episode: "Phone Fear"
2014 A Ring by Spring Tom Halsey Television film
2015 Olympus General Dion Episode: "The Temple of Gaia"
2015 Cedar Cove Doug Lambert Episode: "Something's Gotta Give"
2015 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown Saul
2015 The Flash Coach Episode: "The Fury of Firestorm"
2016 Van Helsing Gary 2 episodes
2016 Travelers Hickman Episode: "Donner"
2017 Legion Benny Recurring
2017 Drone Dave Wistin
2017 The Good Doctor Ethan Episode: "Burnt Food"
2018 Supergirl Dean Petrocelli 3 episodes

Anime[edit]

List of English dubbing performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Brain Powerd Jonathan Glenn
1999 Z-Mind Akira
2000 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Trowa Barton
2000–01 The Vision of Escaflowne Van Fanel Ocean/Bandai dub
2000–03 Dragon Ball Z Goku Ocean dub
2001 Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Trowa Barton
2002–06 Inuyasha Miroku
2002–04 Project ARMS series Ryo Takatsuki
2002 Hamtaro Noel
2002–03 Transformers: Armada Rad White
2003–04 MegaMan NT Warrior ElecMan, Dave Also Axess
2003 Infinite Ryvius Yuki Aiba
2004 The Family's Defensive Alliance Hayakawa, Alpha #1, Yashiro's Underling
2004–05 Transformers: Energon Rad White
2005 Star Ocean EX Allen
2005 Tokyo Underground Sui
2005–06 Transformers: Cybertron Hot Shot
2005 Hikaru no Go Ito
2005 Starship Operators Takai Kiryu
2006–07 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Rey Za Burrel
2006 Ōban Star-Racers Prince Aikka
2006 .hack//Roots Gord
2007 Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales Zushonosuke Himekawa
2008–09 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Billy Katagiri
2008 Death Note Teru Mikami
2012–13 Inuyasha: The Final Act Miroku
2012 Kurozuka Hasegawa
2016 Kingdom series Ze Gui, Lord Changping, Li Bai
2017 Gintama° Tsukuyo (Genderbend)
2020 Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Miroku Episode: "Inuyasha: Since Then"

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes[10]
1998–99 Brats of the Lost Nebula Zadam
1999–2001 NASCAR Racers Redline
1999 Meltylancer Defiant A
1999–2005 Yvon of the Yukon Tommy Tukyuk
2005 Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers Shirako Takamoto
2000–01 Kong: The Animated Series Jason Jenkins
2000–03 X-Men: Evolution Cyclops/Scott Summers
2000 Action Man Jimmy Woo
2000–02 What About Mimi? Trevor, Additional Voices Episode: "Outta Sync"
2001–02 Ultimate Book of Spells
2001–02 Alienators: Evolution Continues Dr. Ira Kane
2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Additional Voices
2003 Broken Saints Raimi, Boat Thug #2
2005 Kong: King of Atlantis Jason Jenkins
2006–07 Team Galaxy Josh
2006–08 Class of the Titans Jay
2007–10 Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot Champ Bear
2008 At Jesus' Side Jesus, Vendor #2
2011–21 Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Cole/ Additional Voices Season 14 Posthumous Release
2012 Action Dad Rico, Taxi Driver
2013 Slugterra Game Master Episode: "The Thrill of the Game"
2013 Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles Anakin Skywalker
2013 Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk Tony Stark Motion comic
2014 Eternals Iron Man Motion comic
2015 Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales Anakin Skywalker, General Grievous, Red Guard #2, Ithorian Customer
2018 The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Additional Voices (Uncredited) Episode:"The Vexing Villainy of the Vile Vimpire"
2019 Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar Larson Mitchell

Film[edit]

List of voice and English dubbing performances in films
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker Nutcracker/Prince Eric Direct-to-video
2002 Escaflowne Van Fanel Ocean/Bandai dub
2004 Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Miroku
2004 Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass
2005 Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler
2005 Dragons II: The Metal Ages Gorhagar Television film
2005 Ark Rogan
2005 My Scene Goes Hollywood: The Movie Hudson Direct-to-video
2005 Hot Wheels: AcceleRacers Shirako Takamoto Direct-to-video
2006 Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island Miroku
2007 Mosaic Mosaic
2009 Hulk Versus Additional Voices Uncredited
Direct-to-video
2013 Escape from Planet Earth Hazmats, Baabian Citizens

Video games[edit]

List of voice and English dubbing performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Kessen Hideyori Toyotomi, Hiroie Kikkawa, Hideie Ukita, Tadaoki Hosokawa
2002 Gundam Battle Assault 2 Trowa Barton
2003 Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space Dimitri
2004 Inuyasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask Miroku
2005 Ys: The Ark of Napishtim Ur, Seblo, Lolo, Camara
2005 Inuyasha: Feudal Combat Miroku
2005 Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects Human Torch/Johnny Storm
2005 Devil Kings Date Masamune/Azure Dragon
2009 Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 Gyunei Guss
2011 Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll Xenetes
2011 Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 Trowa Barton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kirby Morrow, Voice Actor and 'Stargate: Atlantis' Alum, Dies at 47". TheWrap. November 18, 2020. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  2. ^ https://deadline.com/2020/11/kirby-morrow-dies-prolific-anime-voiceover-star-was-47-obituary-1234619373/
  3. ^ https://popculture.com/celebrity/news/kirby-morrow-hallmark-channel-dragon-ball-z-actor-dead-47/
  4. ^ https://heavy.com/entertainment/hallmark/kirby-morrow-cause-of-death-father/
  5. ^ Kirby Morrow Dies: Prolific Anime Voiceover Artist, ‘Stargate’ Actor Was 47
  6. ^ Voice Actor Kirby Morrow Passes Away at 47
  7. ^ Hallmark Actor Kirby Morrow’s Brother Shares Cause of Death & Revealing Journal Entry
  8. ^ https://deadline.com/2020/11/kirby-morrow-dies-prolific-anime-voiceover-star-was-47-obituary-1234619373/
  9. ^ https://www.siliconera.com/inuyasha-and-gundam-wing-actor-kirby-morrow-died/
  10. ^ "Kirby Morrow | CrystalAcids.com". www.crystalacids.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29.

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