Liam O'Brien

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Liam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien
Born Liam Christopher O'Brien
May 28[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater New York University[2]
Occupation Voice actor, ADR writer and director
Years active 2001–present
Notable credit(s) Naruto
as Gaara
Spouse(s) Amy Kincaid
Children 2[3][2]

Liam O'Brien is an American voice actor and voice director in the Los Angeles area. He has been involved in many English-language adaptations of Japanese anime, and is also a regular in numerous video games and cartoons. His major anime roles include Gaara in Naruto, Captain Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach, Lloyd in Code Geass, and Kenzo Tenma in Monster. In cartoons, he voices in shows such as Star Wars Rebels, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Avengers Assemble, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. In video games, he voiced Gollum in Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Caius Ballad in Final Fantasy XIII, War in Darksiders, and Asura in Asura's Wrath. He has directed on Naruto, The Last of Us, Evolve, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6.[4]

Biography[edit]

O'Brien started getting into acting in high school. After attending NYU for college, he worked in theater on various productions around the country. While working on a production of Romeo & Juliet in Cincinnati, he met Crispin Freeman, who helped him get into voice-over in cartoons and anime back in New York City.[2]

O'Brien's characters have varied in terms of styles. He affirms that he plays characters that are typically insane or evil geniuses, although he has also voiced comedic characters such as Fukuyama in Girls Bravo where he said he would "break out in a sweat matching his level of nuttiness". He describes Cumoire from Tales of Vesperia as "slightly unhinged". In Darksiders, he voices the lead character War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. He describes his voicing as deeper than his usual voice, and that he portrayed him as a fairly old soul who isn't surprised at the events around him. In the video game-based film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children he voiced Red XIII.[2]

In addition to voice acting, O'Brien has worked as a voice director and writer on various video games and anime shows.[2] He also participates in a web series called Critical Role, where various actors band together to play Dungeons & Dragons.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

O'Brien married fellow voice actress Amy Kincaid in 2002. They have two children.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Crew role, Notes Source
2001 Boogiepop Phantom Yoji Suganuma, others
2001 Gokudo Tei
2002 His and Her Circumstances Hideki Asaba, Fukada Kohei
2002 Revolutionary Girl Utena Mamiya Chida
2003 Figure 17 Toru
2003 DNA² Junta Momonari
2003 K.O. Beast Bud Mint
2004 Yukikaze Various characters
2004 Texhnolyze Man C
2004 .hack//Legend of the Twilight Tom
2004 Gad Guard Truck Driver
2004 R.O.D. Various characters Also as William Markham [7]
2004 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Various characters
2004 Paranoia Agent Mitsuhiro Maniwa , Man on Phone 2
2004 Comic Party Taishi Kuhonbutsu
2004 Gungrave Executive A, Researcher, Sam
2004 Marmalade Boy Akira Mizutani, Alex
2005 Girls Bravo Kazuharu Fukuyama [2][8]
2005 Rumiko Takahashi Anthology Ryuichi, Mover, Odagiri, Zashiki Warashi, Gorgeous
2005 Samurai Champloo Young Yamane, Eel Shop Owner, others
2005 Daphne in the Brilliant Blue Various characters
2005 Koi Kaze Kei Odagiri, Man, Friend A
2005 Duel Masters: Season 2 Shobu
2005 Tenjho Tenge Shin Natsume
2005 The Melody of Oblivion Horu, Person of the Cape
2005 Mermaid Forest Yuta, others
2005 DearS Various characters
2005 Ghost Talker's Daydream Various characters
2005 Naruto Gaara, Kotetsu Hagane
2005 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG Gino, others
2005 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Andrea Cavalcanti
2005 Saiyuki Reload Various characters
2005 Scrapped Princess Furet
2005 Leave it to Piyoko! Thin Blob OVA
2006 Haré+Guu Clive
2006 Boys Be... Makoto Kurumizawa Voice director and script writer [9]
2006 Kannazuki no Miko Tsubasa
2006 Saiyuki Reload Gunlock Rin's Captor, Subordinate
2006 Gun Sword Ray Lundgren, Wild Bunch C
2006 Kamichu! Shika, Inu Osho, Konoha Kamaitachi, others
2006 The Prince of Tennis Various characters
2006 Fate/stay night Archer
2006 Ergo Proxy Vincent Law
2006 Paradise Kiss Various characters
2007 To Heart Various characters
2007 Cutie Honey Seiji's Contact live-action dub
2007 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Baseball Team Captain
2007 The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye Various characters
2007 Phoenix Ohtomo
2008 Code Geass Lloyd Asplund
2008 Buso Renkin Gota Nakamura, Hideki Okakura
2009–10 Monster Kenzo Tenma
2013–15 Digimon Fusion Deckergreymon, Neptunmon, Mercurymon, others [7]
2013 Fate/Zero Kariya Matou [7]
2014–15 Sailor Moon Nephrite Viz dub [10]
2015 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin Gihren Zabi   [11][12][13]
2015 Sailor Moon Crystal Nephrite [14]


Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Crew role, Notes Source[15]
2008–09 Wolverine and the X-Men Angel, Nightcrawler, Nitro [2]
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Captain Anatoly Krimov / Red Star, others Ep. "Union of the Snake" [7]
2013–16 Avengers Assemble Red Skull, Blood Brother #2, Doctor Strange, others [7][16]
2013 Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel Red Skull [7]
2014–15 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Arkon, Red Skull, others [7][17]
2014 Regular Show Tango Ep. "Gold Watch" [7]
2014–16 Star Wars Rebels Supply Master Yogar Lyste, Morad Sumar, others [7][18]
2015 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Underbite, Kickback, others [7]
2016 Ultimate Spider-Man Doctor Strange Ep. "Miles from Home" [7][19]
2016 Pickle and Peanut Head Mannequin Ep. "Bats/Movie Camp Out" [20]


Film[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Crew role, Notes Source
2005 Aquarian Age the Movie Lancelot Army Commander
2006 Patlabor: The Movie Det. Kataoka Bandai Visual dub
2006 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Red XIII [7]
2009 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Shichigoro [7]
2010 Planet Hulk Hiroim [7]
2012 Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Ieyasu Tokugawa [7]
2014 JLA Adventures: Trapped in Time Aquaman, Batwing Computer [7]
2014 Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United Red Skull [7]
2015 Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Lunatic / Yuri Petrov [21]
2015 The Last: Naruto the Movie Gaara, Kotetsu Hagane [7]


Other dubbing[edit]

List of voice performances in other dubbing
Year Title Role Crew role, Notes Source
2005 One Missed Call Hiroshi Yamashita

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Crew role, Notes Source[15]
2006–07 .hack//G.U. series Endrance Rebirth, Reminisce, Redemption [7]
2006 Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Lezard Valeth [7]
2007 Jeanne d'Arc Luther [7]
2007 World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Illidan Stormrage [7]
2007 Persona 3 Akihiko Sanada [7]
2007 Eternal Sonata Waltz [7]
2008 Devil May Cry 4 Sanctus [7]
2008 Tales of Vesperia Cumore [2]
2008 Final Fantasy IV Kain Highwind 3D remake
2009 Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight Wrath, Trash Mob B [7]
2009 Magna Carta II Huaren Jass [7]
2009 Resident Evil 5 Reynard Fisher, others [2][7]
2010 Darksiders War [7]
2010 Mafia II Brian O'Neill [7]
2010 Valkyria Chronicles II Baldren Gassenarl [7]
2011 Captain America: Super Soldier Howard Stark, Allied, Hydra [7]
2011 Catherine Orlando Haddick [7]
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Kain Highwind [7]
2011 Killzone 3 Voice Talent ISA [7]
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Hired Thugs [7]
2011 White Knight Chronicles 2 Madoras [7]
2011–16 Naruto video games Gaara, Kotetsu Hagane [7]
2012 Asura's Wrath Asura [7]
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Caius Ballad [7]
2012 NeverDead Alex [7]
2012 Darksiders II War [7]
2012 Skullgirls Leviathan [7]
2012 Spec Ops: The Line Marines, Exile Officer [7]
2013 Fire Emblem: Awakening Inigo [7]
2013 League of Legends Yasuo [22]
2013 Fuse Guards [7]
2013 Killer Is Dead David [23]
2013 Marvel Heroes Electro, Nightcrawler, Havok [7]
2013 Republique Station 14 Episode 3: "Ones and Zeroes" [7]
2013 Sonic Lost World English Character Voices reprises on Sonic Dash [24]
2014 D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die Phillip Cheney [7]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Caius Ballad [7]
2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gollum [25]
2014 The Evil Within Valerio Jimenez, also Male Villager, Obese Zombie [7]
2014 Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Autobot Flyer, Decepticon Soldier 02 [7]
2015 Lego Dimensions Voiceover Talent [26][27]
2015 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Enkidu [7]
2015 Saints Row: Gat out of Hell William Shakespeare, Vlad the Impaler, Demons, Husks [7]
2015 The Order: 1886 Finley [7]
2015 Transformers: Devastation Motormaster, Seeker #3 [7]
2016 The Witness Voice director [28]
2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Sega Character Voices [29]
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Voice director [28]
2016 Street Fighter V Gill Appears in later revision of closing credits. [30]



References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liam O'Brien on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Dave Ward. "Liam O'Brien Interview". rpgsite.net. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Liam O'Brien and Sam Riegel (December 1, 2012). "All Work No Play" (Podcast). Event occurs at 3:17. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.sacanime.com/?page_id=4445
  5. ^ "Critical Role's Liam O'Brien Talks His Love of Dungeons & Dragons". Geek and Sundry. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  6. ^ Liam O'Brien Interview - AfterBuzz TV's The Voice Of. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2016 – via YouTube. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd "Behind The Voice Actors – Liam O'Brien". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2014-11-30. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources 
  8. ^ Santos, Carlo (October 12, 2005). "Girls Bravo". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 26, 2015. Liam O'Brien is a riot and a half as Fukuyama in this volume, and his character ought to go terrorize more girls just so we can hear that smarmy delivery. 
  9. ^ "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:40 director and writer credit, 22:45 character credit. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  10. ^ "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. July 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Gundam the Origin I's 1st 7 Minutes English-Dubbed & Subtitled". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Sorrowful Artesia' Anime Episode Gets English Language Trailer". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Second 'Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin' Anime Episode Titled". The Fandom Post. Retrieved March 22, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Liam O'Brien - SBV Talent". sbvtalent.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "Into the Dark Dimension". Avengers Assemble. Season 3. Episode 7. April 24, 2016. Disney XD. 
  17. ^ "Days of Future Smash: Year of the Hydra: Part 4". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 48. May 31, 2015. Disney XD. 
  18. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel. 
  19. ^ "Miles From Home". Ultimate Spider-Man. Season 4. Episode 3. February 28, 2016. Disney XD. 
  20. ^ "Bats/Movie Camp Out". Pickle and Peanut. Season 1. Episode 17. June 20–27, 2016. Disney XD. 
  21. ^ "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising 'New Driver' English Dub Clip Streamed". February 22, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  22. ^ "We're the Yasuo team. AMA! • /r/leagueoflegends". reddit.com. Retrieved 23 June 2016. 
  23. ^ "Killer is Dead To Have Dual Audio Voice Tracks". Siliconera. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  24. ^ Sonic Team. Sonic Lost World. Sega. Scene: Closing credits, 1:08 in, English Character Voices. 
  25. ^ Dealzon. "Voice cast for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor revealed". Destructoid. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  26. ^ Traveller's Tales. Lego Dimensions. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 4:45 in, Voiceover Talent. 
  27. ^ http://www.lego.com/en-us/dimensions/credits
  28. ^ a b Liam O'Brien [VoiceOfOBrien] (January 26, 2016). "Best thing about my job is the variety. The Witness & LEGO Marvel's Avengers out today, and I was fortunate to direct VO on both. Go play." (Tweet). Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  29. ^ Sonic Team. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Wii. Sega. Scene: Closing credits, 3:10 in, English Character Voices. 
  30. ^ Capcom. Street Fighter V. Capcom. Scene: Closing credits, Voice Actors. 

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