Top 10 Anime Dub Voice-Over Actors on TV

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Written by Alex Crilly-McKean

Top 10 Anime Dub Voice-Over Actors on TV


They took animation from the east and spiced things up with voices from the west. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down the top 10 English dub anime voice actors in TV.

For this list, we’ve taken English-speaking voice actors who’ve provided some of the best dubs in anime series based on their range and the characters in their arsenal.

#10: Travis Willingham

That unmistakable deep voice could only belong to one of the most fan-loved voice actors out there. While his lower pitched verbal stylings have landed him roles like Yu Kanda from “D. Gray-man” and Takashi Morinozuka from “Ouran High School Host Club,” he’s also managed to alter his signature vocal depth so it extends to characters like Charlote Chuhlhourne from “Bleach” – and boy does he have fun with it. Of course, we can’t forget his most memorable role as Roy Mustang from “Fullmetal Alchemist.” Talk about depth.

#9: Colleen Clinkenbeard

It can be hard for a female voice actor to pull of male roles. That is, unless you’re this woman, in which case you SLAM it! Notable for playing strong characters like Riza Hawkeye in “Fullmetal Alchemist,” Clinkenbeard is almost as well-known for playing “One Piece” protagonist Luffy. Why is this impressive? This character is notable for screaming a lot, and Colleen manages to pull it off perfectly.

#8: Christopher Sabat

Known for working behind the scenes of the voice acting business just as much as he’s in front of the mic, Christopher Sabat has lent his dulcet tones to many anime icons. Known to voice mainly rough and tough kind of characters, it’s no wonder he was cast as Roronoa Zoro in “One Piece,” and our personal favorite, Vegeta from “Dragonball Z.” We never get tired of hearing him.

#7: J. Michael Tatum

This man has quite the talent for accents. With his natural flair for suave characters like Kyoya Ootori from “Ouran High School Host Club,” J. Michael Tatum has shown that no matter where in the world his character is from, he’ll pull it off without a hitch! Key examples of this include his romantic embodiment of France from “Hetalia: Axis Powers” as well as the quintessential British gentleman Sebastian Michaelis from “Black Butler.”

#6: Steven Blum

If you’ve ever watched a dubbed episode of anime, chances are you’ve heard Steven Blum’s voice. With a deep pitch that can range from heroic to villainous within seconds, it’s no wonder he’s voiced so many memorable characters. Among his roster are heroes like Mugen from “Samurai Champloo,” and Roger Smith from “The Big O.” As for the bad guys, he has no equal as Orochimaru from “Naruto” and Shishio Makoto from “Rurouni Kenshin.” And of course, there’s his main character from the dub that trumps even its Japanese counterpart: Spike Spiegel from “Cowboy Bebop.”

#5: Monica Rial

All hail the queen of anime. Currently the most prolific voice actor in the United States, Monica Rial has voiced over 300 characters in various anime. And her range is incredible, stretching from young children like May Chang from “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” to eccentric adults like Mey-Rin from “Black Butler” and finally to broken souls like Asa Shigure from “Shuffle!” Keep up the great work, Monica!

#4: Crispin Freeman

Ladies, prepare yourselves. With a rich and booming voice, it’s no surprise that Crispin Freeman has drifted towards some of the manlier and darker characters. And we’d say Tsume from “Wolf’s Rain” and Itachi Uchiha from “Naruto” fall more into the manlier category. But our pick has to go to the batshit insane, sadistic, killing machine that is Alucard. And you have to give Crispin credit; he sure knows how to pull off a psychotic laugh.

#3: Vic Mignogna

One of the most well-known voice actors around, Vic Mignogna is best known for his award-winning portrayal of Edward Elric from “Fullmetal Alchemist,” one of the most recognized and popular anime protagonists of all time. Aside from his talent for portraying young male characters, he’s also been able to turn on the charm with older types like Tamaki Suoh from “Ouran High School Host Club” and Dark Mousey from “D.N.Angel.” And, hHe’s not one to shy away from the badasses either. Ikkaku Madarame, anyone?

#2: Todd Haberkorn

He’s lent his voice to many characters that tend have a few screws loose, but that just makes them all the more compelling. For example, he’s played fan-favorites like Death the Kid from “Soul Eater” and Italy from “Hetalia: Axis Powers,” plus a few major roles as main leads Natsu Dragneel from “Fairy Tail” and Allen Walker from “D.Gray-man.” Always with a pinch of fun and zaniness, you can’t fault this voice actor for going for the fun roles.

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are few honorable mentions:
- Yuri Lowenthal
- Luci Christian
- Laura Bailey
- Brina Palencia

#1: Johnny Yong Bosch

He went from “Power Rangers” to anime superstardom. Often playing the badass anime protagonist, Johnny Yong Bosch has voiced some of the most recognizable and famous characters. And heroes like Vash from “Trigun,” Ichigo Kurosaki from “Bleach” and Kiba from “Wolf’s Rain” are just a few. But don’t let that fool you; he’s got range too. Anti-hero Lelouch Vi Britannia from “Code Geass” and young Renton Thurston from “Eureka Seven” show just how versatile he can be. Hats off to you, Johnny!

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