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FFX/X-2 Voice Actors
« on: March 22, 2014, 01:16:56 pm »
So I know all of you... 'enjoy' the charming voice acting in these games, but what you didn't probably know is that these voice actors are actually quite professional and have done a lot of work before and after these games were released. In fact, some are very active in the VA business today.

This is an information thread about the voice actors, who they voiced and what other works they have done.

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James Arnold Taylor: voiced Tidus and Shuyin. He debuted on his voice work voicing Muzu from the English dub of Miyazaki's Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind. He has done tons of work in the VA industry, currently doing the voice of Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank, the Leader from Hulk: Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Johnny Test and most of the villains from Johnny Test, Fred Flintstone and many more characters. He also did Yggdrasil from Tales of Symphonia, Leonardo from TMNT (2007), Wooldor Sockbat and the Jew Producer from Drawn Together and was the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plokoon from the now-finished Clone Wars TV series. He is now, out of Ewan McGregor, Alec Guinness and himself, the actor who has played Obi-Wan Kenobi for the longest time period. He's also known for providing voice doubling for Michael J. Fox, Nicolas Cage, Christian Bale and Johnny Depp, among others.

Before his performance in FFX, he was quite obscure and not well known, only just getting into the VA industry several years after his job of working on radio plays, and only doing minor voices. While he was voice doubling Michael J. Fox's role as Milo Thatch for Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Jack Fletcher, the voice director for Atlantis and FFX, heard his voice and auditioned him for a 'top secret' role, which was Tidus' English voice. After it was released, his business skyrocketed due to the success of FFX, and has since then been accepted into many more major roles in both movies, TV and video games. To this day, James credits his role as Tidus for his success.

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Hedy Burress: voiced Yuna and Anima's Fayth. She also did the voice of Brigitte "Rosie" Stark from Valkyria Chronicles I and II; as well as Chloe Bixen in the sequel, Sonia Redbird from Project Sylpheed, various voices in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Agrias Oaks from Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, and a few others.

She debuted in her small job as a voice actor with FFX. Her main profession is being an American actress. She debuted in the acting business in the 1996 movie Foxfire, playing Maddy Wirtz. She is also a theatre actress. Since then, she has appeared in many TV programs and movies; such as ER. House M.D., Cabin by the Lake, The Animatrix, and more.

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John DiMaggio: voiced Wakka and Kimahri. He has also done tons of work in the VA industry, probably best-known for voicing Bender from Futurama. He also voiced Jake from Adventure Time, Tiny from Crash Nitro Kart, Gilgamesh from FF XII and XIII-2, all the penguins from The Penguins of Madagascar, G.I. Jeremy from Johnny Bravo, and many more.

In 2001, he won an Annie for his outstanding performance as Bender from Futurama. Funnily enough, he, along with the rest of the cast, was also nominated for a Golden Raspberry in 2011 for the Worst Screen Ensemble in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but didn't win.

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Paula Tiso: voiced Lulu and the fayth of the Magus Sisters. She has done a moderate amount of voice work in video games, such as Jihl Nabaat from FF XIII(-2), Laughing Octopus from MGS4, Blake Hargrove from Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror, many voices in EverQuest II, and more. She has done a few anime roles such as Ruby in Burn-Up Excess and Ohka in :hack//Legend of the Twilight.

She is married to famous voice actor Paul Mercier, known for his role as Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 4.

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Matt McKenzie: voiced Auron. Surprisingly, the only other video game role he has done as a voice actor is Shen from League of Legends. However, he is an American actor, and has appeared in lots of movies and shows, such as Mr. Hayman from Pet Shop of Horrors, Gary from Two and a Half Men, Dr. Weld Ram from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Doctor Fedler from House M.D.,and other mostly minor roles.

Due to his naturally gruff voice, the characters that he plays or voices have always been serious or grumpy. He has also performed in theatres such as the Pacific Resident, Old Globe and Notre Dame.

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Tara Strong: voiced Rikku. She is a very prolific voice actor, having doing tons of roles in television, video games and films. She debuted her voice work in 1986, voicing Anna from The Care Bears. Her most noteworthy roles are Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls, (Princess) Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Raven from Teen Titans, Timmy Turner from The Fairly OddParents, Dil Pickles from Rugrats, Ben Tennyson from Ben 10, and Juliet Starling from surely you jestlipop Chainsaw. She is friends with James Arnold Taylor, having worked with him on several projects; being Talwyn from Ratchet and Clank, both Princess Clara and Toot Braunstein from Drawn Together, and Janella from TMNT.

Tara was nominated for four Annie Awards and a Daytime Emmy. She also won an Interactive Achievement Award for her performance as Rikku in X-2. Her first major role as a voice actor was Hello Kitty from Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theatre. She moved to Los Angeles due to the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

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Will update with more characters in time.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2014, 04:34:57 pm by CrystalOfLies »
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