Taliesin Jaffe

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Taliesin Jaffe
Taliesin Jaffe by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Jaffe at the 2017 WonderCon
Born
Taliesin Axelrod Jaffe

(1977-01-19) January 19, 1977 (age 43)
Other names
  • Talis Axelrod
  • T. Axelrod
  • Taliesin Axelrod
Occupation
  • Actor
  • voice actor
  • director
  • scriptwriter
Years active1983–1989 (live-action)
2000–present (voice acting)
EmployerFunimation
New Generation Pictures
Known forCritical Role
Parent(s)
Websitehttp://www.taliesinjaffe.com/

}} Taliesin Axelrod Jaffe (/ˈtælɪsən ˈæfi/; born January 19, 1977)[1][2] is an American actor, voice actor, ADR director, and scriptwriter. He starred in anime roles, such as R.O.D the TV and Hellsing, and co-directed the English dubbing of Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad with Christopher Bevins.[3] He, Amanda Winn-Lee and Jaxon Lee recorded commentary tracks for the English DVD release of two Neon Genesis Evangelion classic films. Jaffe has also written many articles and spoken as guest lecturer at universities and libraries.[4] Jaffe is a main cast member for the online tabletop role-playing game series Critical Role,[5] playing main characters in both the first and second campaigns and running one-off games of his own.

Personal life[edit]

He came out as bisexual in 2017.[6] He is the grandson of screenwriter George Axelrod, whose credits include films such as The Seven Year Itch, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Manchurian Candidate, among many others.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source
1991 3x3 Eyes Fei-Oh, Frog Demon [1][8]
2004-2005 Beck Keith, Steve [1]
2005-2006 Black Cat Preta Ghoul [1][9]
1997 Burn-Up Excess Tabuchi, Car Salesman, Lead Robber [1]
2012 Aquarion EVOL Kagura [1]
2014 Black Butler: Book of Murder Arthur [1][3]
2004 DearS Takeya Ikuhara Credited as Talis Axelrod [1][9]
1999 Di Gi Charat Takeshi [1]
2014 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Sushi Chef Movie length feature [1][9]
2015 Fairy Tail Skiadrum Credited as T. Axelrod
2012 Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess Dyst Movie length feature [1]
2004 Fullmetal Alchemist Additional Voices Credited as Talis Axelrod [1][8]
Garo: The Animation Michael
Garo: Crimson Moon Ashiya Douman
Garo: Vanishing Line Sword
2005 Girls Bravo Fake Poyon [1]
2005 Gun Sword Wild Bunch D, Buchi Episode 1, Episode 3 [1][9]
2001 Hellsing Hellsing Member, Assistant, Leif, Jack [1]
2006-2009 Hellsing Ultimate Wild Geese [1][10]
2015-2016 Hetalia: The World Twinkle Britain Credited as T. Axelrod [1][9]
2002 I's Jun Koshinae [1][9]
2002 I My Me! Strawberry Eggs Mori Koji [1][8]
2003 Ikki Tousen Kannei Kouha, Shizen Ousou [1][9]
2006 Kamichu! Kenkichi Hitotsubashi, Akikan Korogashi [1][9]
Kurokami Yakumo Episode 13 [1]
2004 Melody of Oblivion Kuron, Young Tsunagi, Wakadan, True-False Parrot [1]
2011-2014 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Aaron Terzieff [1][9]
2004 Monster Adolf Junkers [1][9]
2000 NieA_7 Wakaba the Cat, Man Eating Flower, Supermarket Clerk, Records Worker [1][8]
2009 One Piece Basil Hawkins Credited as T. Axelrod [1][9]
2019 One Piece: Stampede Basil Hawkins Credited as T. Axelrod [1][11]
2004 Paranoia Agent Shinsuke Hatomura [1]
2003 R.O.D the TV Ryuji Kitayama [1][9]
2003 Rumic Theater Takanezawa [1]
2014 Space Dandy Prosecutor Season 2 Episode 12 [1]
2005 Speed Grapher Jouji 'Joe' Kitazawa [1]
2003 Texhnolyze Inui [1]
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle Shougo Asagi

Live-action[edit]

List of performances in live-action roles
Year Title Role Notes Source
1983 Mr. Mom Kenny Butler [3]
1984 2010 Christopher Floyd
1984 St. Elsewhere Jimmy Hassett
1984 The Facts of Life Danny Slater Episode "Next Door", original air date January 4, 1984
1985 Hail to the Chief Willy Mansfield
1985 Explorers Ludwig Müller
1986 Amazing Stories Mark, Scott
1986 Child's Cry Eric Townsend TV movie
1987 Convicted: A Mother's Story Grant TV movie
1987 - 1989 She's the Sheriff Kenny Granger
2015 - present Critical Role Percival "Percy" Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III (campaign 1), Mollymauk Tealeaf (campaign 2), Caduceus Clay (campaign 2) Cast member [12]
2018 House of Demons Dave

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2006 Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria Rufus, Gyne Uncredited [8]
2008 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe The Flash, Security Guard
2008 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Highlord Darion Mograine, Devourer of Souls [3]
2009 Final Fantasy IV Edge Uncredited [3]
2009 Street Fighter IV and related updates Blanka, Adon [3]
2009 Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Snake
2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Admiral Ripsnarl
2012 Street Fighter X Tekken Blanka [3]
2013-2015 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Thancred
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2015 Fallout 4 Male Robot Voice Automatron DLC Tweet[13]
2015 Lego Jurassic World
2015 Pillars of Eternity: The White March Additional Voices
2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X Additional Voices
2016 Final Fantasy XV Additional Voices
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Additional Voices
2016 Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Blanka [3]
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Highlord Darion Mograine [3]
2017 The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Additional Voices
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Bruno, Cain, Navarre Credited as T. Axelrod
2017 Hearthstone Highlord Darion Mograine
2017 Injustice 2 The Flash Tweet[14]
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Simon Baz
2018 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Eothas, Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 The Local Pedestrian Population
2018 Spider-Man Additional Voices

Staff credits[edit]

Voice director[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of credit as voice director in an anime
Year Title Notes Source
Amazing Nurse Nanako
Beck
Hellsing
Hellsing Ultimate
Nazca
NieA_7
Origin: Spirits of the Past
R.O.D the TV
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings
Skip Beat!
Speed Grapher
Spirit of Wonder

Video games[edit]

List of credit as voice director in video games
Year Title Notes Source
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
Street Fighter IV and related updates
Street Fighter V
Street Fighter X Tekken
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Script writer[edit]

List of credit as a script writer
Year Title Notes Source
3x3 Eyes
Amazing Nurse Nanako
Ergo Proxy
Haibane Renmei
Hellsing
Hell Girl
Monster
Nazca
NieA_7
Read or Die
R.O.D. the TV
Romeo × Juliet
Spirit of Wonder
Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 "Taliesin Jaffe". IMDb. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "Rotary helps kick off vaccine fund-raiser". Tulare Advance-Register. April 8, 1988. p. 10.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Critical Role's Taliesin Jaffe: Where You've Heard Him Before | Geek and Sundry". Geek and Sundry. March 2, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Oni-Con 2006 Guests". Retrieved October 11, 2006.
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (March 8, 2019). "Critical Role Team, After Record-Breaking Fan Crowdfunding Response, Vows to Make 'The Best Goddamn Cartoon Anyone Has Ever Seen'". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Love is Love". The Wednesday Club. Season 1. Episode 19. June 28, 2017. 114 minutes in. Geek and Sundry. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Critical Role. "Between The Sheets: Taliesin Jaffe". YouTube. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Taliesin Jaffe | CrystalAcids.com". www.crystalacids.com. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Taliesin Jaffe - 60 Character Images". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  10. ^ "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. October 4, 2014. Adult Swim.
  11. ^ https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/09/26/one-piece-stampede-english-dub-cast/
  12. ^ Knox, Kelly (January 16, 2018). "Your First Look at the Official Art for the Second Critical Role Campaign". Geek & Sundry. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  13. ^ Jaffe, Taliesin (March 25, 2016). "Yes! I'm available as a voice option for your robot buddy! #Fallout4 #Automatron". @executivegoth. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  14. ^ @executivegoth (May 17, 2017). "I just realized: "Holy shit I'm Barry Allen this is better than Christmas and almost as good as Halloween holy shit!!!" #injustice2" (Tweet). Retrieved May 18, 2017 – via Twitter.

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