Ryan Drummond

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Ryan Drummond
Born (1973-01-10) January 10, 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceSan Francisco, California
OccupationActor, voice actor, singer, performer, clown, mime, comedian
Years active1991–present
Known forVoice of Sonic (1998–2004)
Lisa Drummond (m. 2002)

Ryan Drummond (born January 10, 1973) is an American actor, voice actor, singer, performer, clown, mime and comedian.[1]


Drummond is mainly known for voicing Sonic the Hedgehog along with other characters included in the video games series for SEGA from 1998 to 2004 which includes Sonic Adventure,[2] Sonic Heroes,[3] and Sonic Shuffle.[4] Then, he was succeeded by Jason Griffith for the voice of Sonic, as seen in Sonic X. He is also known for being the bass vocalist in the A.Y.U. Quartet since 1991. Recently, he has starred in a musical comedy in San Diego called "Forever Plaid".[5] Outside of acting, Drummond has also worked as a mime/clown.[6]

In an interview, Drummond states he was offered the chance by Sega to re-audition for the role of Sonic, but rejected the role union.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Drummond married Lisa Drummond, on October 8, 2002.[8] He lives in San Francisco, California. Their first child is named Daniel, they also have a second son, named Tommie.[9][10] Drummond would update his fans about his personal life from time to time on his online blog.[11]



Year Title Role(s) Notes
2000 Bring it On Theatre Boy
2008 Based on a True Story Man


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Baywatch DJ Johnny Jam Episode: "Baywatch at Sea World"
1998 Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Isaac Glickstein Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and an Elective"
2001 The Chronicle Andy Episode: "What Gobbles Beneath"
The Invisible Man Mime, Man 2 episodes: "Money for Nothing: Part 2", "Immaterial Girl"
2004 Veronica Mars Associate Episode: "You Think You Know Somebody"
2005 Point Pleasant Booth Vendor Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Choked"
2009 Trauma Fair Patron Episode: "All's Fair"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role(s) Notes
1999 Sonic Adventure Sonic the Hedgehog
Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger Rick Arlen
Blue Stinger Eliot Ballade
Twisted Metal 4 Pizza Boy
2000 The Three Decoders: Riddle of the Ring Sheldon
The Three Decoders 2: Key to the Carousel
Evil Dead: Hail to the King Merchant
Danger Girl Additional voices
The Mummy
Sonic Shuffle Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Sonic, and Knuckles the Echidna
2001 Undying Various
Illbleed Kevin Kertsman
Airblade Insider
Sonic Adventure 2 Sonic the Hedgehog Celebrating Sonic's 10th Anniversary
2003 Sonic Battle
Chrome Additional voices
Rogue Ops
2004 Duel Masters
Sonic Heroes Sonic the Hedgehog and Metal Sonic
Gangland Black Boss, Bouncer, Croupier, Civilian, Sniper, Cop, Ninja, additional voices
Spy Fiction Michael Kwain
Sonic Advance 3 Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega Superstars
2005 Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth J. Edgar Hoover, Seaman Willie Thompson, Experiment, Poorhouse Resident, Cutter Urania Seaman, Yithian, additional voices
Cold War Carter, Scientist, and Civilian
2006 Scared Rings Additional voices
2008 The Godfather II: Crime Rings Bill Bardi
2009 The Godfather II Bill Bardi, additional voices
2009–10 Guitar Hero: Van Halen Additional voices


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Groundhog Day Phil Connors San Francisco Playhouse


  • S.C.R.A.M., 1994 studio album by the A.Y.U. Quartet – Harmony & Lead Vocals
  • Atomic Young Ultrasonics, 1996 studio album by The A.Y.U. Quartet – Harmony & Lead Vocals
  • Acappella Yuletide Uproar, 2010 studio album by The A.Y.U. Quartet – Harmony & Lead Vocals


  1. ^ Drummond, Ryan. RyanDrummond.com Retrieved on 7 July 2017
  2. ^ Sonic Team (Sep 9, 1999). Sonic Adventure. Dreamcast. SEGA. Scene: Credits. English Character Voices
  3. ^ Sonic Team (Dec 5, 2003). Sonic Heroes. GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, & Windows. SEGA. Scene: Credits. English Voices
  4. ^ Sonic Team & Hudson Soft (Nov 14, 2000). Sonic Shuffle. Dreamcast. SEGA. Scene: Credits. Voice Acting
  5. ^ Writer, PAM KRAGEN – Staff. "Welk's fine 'Plaid' is worth another look". sandiegouniontribune.com.
  6. ^ Orr, John. "Seen and heard: The wide-ranging career of Ryan Drummond". MercuryNews.com. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  7. ^ Oliver, Tristan. "Report: Drummond Re-Auditioned for Sonic VA During Generations Development". TSSZ News. Retrieved 2013-03-13.
  8. ^ Orr, John. "Seen and heard: The wide-ranging career of Ryan Drummond". MercuryNews.com. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  9. ^ Drummond, Ryan. "This update is for my mom and everyone else". Current Events. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  10. ^ Orr, John. "Seen and heard: The wide-ranging career of Ryan Drummond". MercuryNews.com. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  11. ^ Drummond, Ryan. "RyanDrummond.com: Current Events". www.ryandrummond.com. Blogspot. Retrieved 8 July 2017.

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