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Crispin Freeman
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Crispin in 2009, after teaching at the JVTA-LA.
Born Script error
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
Education Williams College (BA)
Columbia University (MFA)
Occupation Voice actor, ADR director, script writer
Years active 1997–present
Agent Arlene Thornton and Associates
Relatives Cassidy Freeman (sister)
Website Script error
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Crispin Freeman (born February 9, 1972)[3][4] is an American voice actor, ADR director and writer who has provided voice-overs in numerous English language versions of Japanese anime, animations and video games. In anime, some of his prominent roles include Zelgadis Graywords in Slayers, Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kirei Kotomine in Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto and Shizuo Heiwajima in Durarara!!. He also voiced Roy Harper on Young Justice and Winston in the video game Overwatch.

Early life and educationEdit

Template:No footnotes Born in Chicago, Illinois, Freeman is the oldest of three children. He attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. Afterward, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in Acting and performed on Broadway (New York City), at the American Repertory Theater in (Cambridge), at the Mark Taper Forum in (Los Angeles), at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park and at the Williamstown Theater Festival. As a child, Freeman was greatly influenced by anime shows such as Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets. Casey Kasem voiced the role of his favorite character, Mark of Battle of the Planets (he actually wanted to change his name to Mark at one point). Later, he discovered Voltron, Star Blazers and Robotech, being quoted in the January 1999 issue of America Interview saying, "That show really blew me away." Freeman has also stated that the reason he got into the industry was because of the anime television show The Vision of Escaflowne. Freeman initially got involved in the anime voice-over industry when a friend of his landed a role in Peacock King.

CareerEdit

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Template:More footnotes Knowing Freeman was a big anime fan, a friend suggested he call up Central Park Media (CPM) and apply for a job doing English dubs. When originally approached about dubbing, he initially declined. It was not until he remembered all of the anime shows he watched as a child that he realized that many people are introduced to anime through the English dubbed versions. In 1997, Freeman landed the role of Zelgadis Graywords in Slayers along with Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart and Veronica Taylor. He was the second and final voice actor to get the job, after Zelgadis' original voice actor, Daniel Cronin, lost contact with CPM after a year-long halt in the dubbing. Years later he turned to the American animation voice acting grounds. He been best known for his work in Marvel Comics based productions such as The Spectacular Spider-Man, Wolverine and the X-Men and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. He then starred as several versions of Roy Harper in Young Justice for DC Comics and Warner Bros. Since then, Freeman has had various roles throughout his career. He has appeared in many video game titles as memorable characters, such as Albedo from Namco's Xenosaga series, the god of the sun Helios in God of War III, Haji, Joel the 6th and Van Argeno in Blood+, the main protagonist Baldur in Silicon Knights's Too Human, Breakdown in Transformers: War for Cybertron, the Winter Soldier in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, and Iron Man in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

Freeman teaches classes, workshops, and performance lectures in the Los Angeles area.[5] In addition to classes, Freeman has a website called Voice Acting Mastery which includes podcasts and other resources regarding voice acting.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Freeman is the oldest of three children. His sister, Cassidy is an actress who played Tess Mercer in the television show Smallville and Cady Longmire in Longmire. Their brother, Clark, is an actor and musician; they are involved in a band called The Real D'Coys.[7]

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
Script error Revolutionary Girl Utena Touga Kiryuu, Dios
Script error–2000;
2010
Slayers series Zelgadis Graywords
Script error–2000 The Irresponsible Captain Tylor Justy Ueki Tylor Also OVAs [9]
Script error Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Spark
Script error Geobreeders Various OVA
Script error Virgin Fleet Mau Sakisaka OVA
Script error Photon The Galactic Emperor OVA
Script error Shamanic Princess Kagetsu OVA
Script error Boogiepop Phantom Masami Saotome, Manticore
Script error Angel Sanctuary Rosiel OVA
Script error Assemble Insert Host 1, others OVA
Script error RG Veda Taishakuten OVA
Script error Now and Then, Here and There Tabool
Script error Rurouni Kenshin: Tales of the Meiji Various characters
Script error Hellsing Alucard
Script error Cosmo Warrior Zero Warrius Zero
Script error I My Me! Strawberry Eggs Hibiki Amawa, Seiko's Father
Script error Vandread: The Second Stage Tenmei Uragasumi, others
Script error X Fuma Monou
Script error Dangaizer 3 Koichiro Mitsurugi, Shadow 3 OVA
Script error Digimon Frontier Kouichi Kimura, Duskmon, Lowemon, Bakumon, Pipismon
Script error Argentosoma 1st Lt. Dan Simmons, MORGUE Military Official
Script error .hack//Liminality Yuki's Brother, Harald Hoerwick OVA
Script error Chobits Hideki Motosuwa
Script error R.O.D.: Read or Die Joker OVA [9]
Script error s-CRY-ed Straight Cougar, Councilmember
Script error The Big O Season 2 Alan Gabriel
Script error Geneshaft Mario Musicanova
Script error Initial D Kouichiro "Cole" Iketani
Script error Spirit of Wonder Jim OVA
Script error Witch Hunter Robin Amon
Script error Last Exile Alex Row
Script error .hack//SIGN Balmung [9]
Script error Kikaider 01 Rei / Kikaider 00 OVA
Script error Wolf's Rain Tsume
Script error Kaze no Yojimbo Genzo Araki, Yamamoto
Script error .hack//Legend of the Twilight Balmung
Script error Rave Master Shuda, Sieghart [10]
Script error Angel Tales Shin
Script error–05 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Togusa Also 2nd GIG
Script error Please Twins! Kousei Shimazaki
Script error Zatch Bell! Various
Script error Scrapped Princess Shannon Cassul, others Voice Direction / ADR Script Writer [11]
Script error Planetes Colin Clifford
Script error Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki Kamikura 3rd OVA series
Script error–09 Naruto Itachi Uchiha, Ebisu, others [12][13]
Script error Mars Daybreak Lt. Rich
Script error IGPX Bjorn Johannsen
Script error Eureka Seven Holland [9]
Script error Noein: to your other self Karasu
Script error–14 Hellsing Ultimate Alucard OVA series
Script error Blood+ Hagi, Van Argeno
Script error The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Kyon [14]
Script error Phoenix Oh-ama-no-miko
Script error Digimon Data Squad Thomas
Script error–09 Code Geass Jeremiah Gottwald
Script error Lucky Star Various characters [9]
Script error Strait Jacket Isaac Hammond [15][16][17]
Script error–12 Bakugan series Gus Grav, Amazon
Script error Durarara!! Shizuo Heiwajima   [18]
Script error Marvel Anime: Wolverine Tesshin Asano [19]
Script error Tenkai Knights Vilius, Slyger
Script error Fate/Zero Kirei Kotomine [9][20]
Script error–16 Durarara!!×2 Shizuo Heiwajima   [21][22]
Script error The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Kyon   [23][23]
Script error Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Kirei Kotomine TV series [24]
Script error God Eater Soma Schicksal [25]

AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
Script error W.I.T.C.H. Raphael Sylla Ep. "Z is for Zenith"
Script error The Spectacular Spider-Man Max Dillon / Electro [9]
Script error Wolverine and the X-Men Multiple Man, Maverick [26]
Script error–13,
2019–present
Young Justice Roy Harper / Arsenal / Red Arrow, Guardian, others [9][27]
Script error Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Howard E. Robertson, Rhino, Ben, Cook Ep. "The Shrieking Madness" [9]
Script error The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Scott Lang / Ant-Man II Ep. "To Steal an Ant-Man" [9]
Script error Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays Fabian Menkle [9]
Script error–present Steven Universe Doug Maheswaran, Male Nurse [9][28]
Script error Wabbit Old Man #1 Ep. "Buddha Bugs" [29]
Script error–present Justice League Action J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter [30]
Script error All Hail King Julien Alex Ep. "The End is Here"
Script error Spider-Man Mysterio, Spot Ep. "Bring On the Bad Guys Part 2" [9]

FilmsEdit

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
Script error Grave of the Fireflies Doctors, Old Man
Script error Revolutionary Girl Utena Touga Kiryuu, Prince
Script error Night on the Galactic Railroad Campanella
Script error Space Travelers Hayabusa "Jay" Jetter
Script error Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Operator
Script error Slayers Premium Zelgadis Graywords
Script error Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Rude [9]
Script error Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Togusa
Script error Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society Togusa
Script error Tiger & Bunny: The Rising Virgil [31]
Script error Teen Titans: The Judas Contract Roy Harper / Speedy
List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Source[8]
2005 Howl's Moving Castle Prince Justin / Turnip Head
Script error Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower Kirei Kotomine [32]
Script error Mirai Yukko (Human Form) [33]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
Script error .hack series Balmung Mutation, Outbreak, Quarantine [9]
Script error Castlevania: Lament of Innocence Mathias Cronqvist
Script error–06 Xenosaga series Albedo Piazolla, Gaignun Kukai [9]
Script error Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time Albel Nox [9]
Script error Tales of Symphonia Regal Bryant [9]
Script error Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed Specter [9]
Script error Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga Heat [9]
Script error Soul Calibur III Siegfried Schtauffen [9]
Script error Kingdom Hearts II Setzer Gabbiani, Will Turner [9]
Script error Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow Will Turner [9]
Script error Baten Kaitos Origins Heughes [9]
Script error Justice League Heroes Superman [9]
Script error–16 Naruto series Itachi Uchiha, Fourth Kazekage, Ebisu [9]
Script error Gothic 3 The Nameless Hero [9]
Script error–07 .hack//G.U. series Sakaki, Azure Balmung Rebirth, Reminisce, Redemption [9]
Script error Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Winter Soldier [9]
Script error Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops High Officer A [9]
Script error Rogue Galaxy Gale Dorban, Jaus [9]
Script error Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer Gannayev-of-Dreams, Khai Khmun [34]
Script error Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law Myron Reducto [9]
Script error Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Rude [9]
Script error Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Enemy Soldiers [9]
Script error Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex [9]
Script error The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Legolas [9]
Script error Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Doctor Manhattan [9]
Script error Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Iron Man [9]
Script error White Knight Chronicles Setti, Grazel [9]
Script error Clash of the Titans Prokopion, Belo, Soldiers [9]
Script error Valkyria Chronicles II Zeri [9]
Script error Transformers: War for Cybertron Breakdown [9]
Script error God of War III Helios [9]
Script error White Knight Chronicles II Setti, Grazel [9]
Script error Resistance 3 Charlie Tent, Winston (Smoking Man), Leroy [9]
Script error Diablo III Wizard (Male) [9]
Script error Marvel Heroes Pyro, Gorgon, Ka-Zar
Script error God of War: Ascension Bliss King, Civilian, Slave, Sailor [9]
Script error Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Sundowner [9]
Script error Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted: The Video Game Alex [9]
Script error Batman: Arkham Origins Firefly [35]
Script error Bayonetta 2 Balder [9]
Script error Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle Vilius, Slyger, A.I. Guidance System [9]
Script error Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Soldiers / Extras [9]
Script error Destiny Guardian: Awoken Male [36]
Script error Batman: Arkham Knight Firefly [37]
Script error Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Soldiers / Extras [9]
Script error Overwatch Winston [38]
Script error Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Victor Oakville [9]
Script error World of Final Fantasy Captain [9]
Script error Horizon Zero Dawn Helis [9]
Script error Marvel Powers United VR Loki [9]
Script error Lego DC Super-Villains Firefly, Arsenal
Script error Kingdom Hearts III Will Turner [9]

Other dubbingEdit

List of voice performances in other dubbing
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
Script error Oldboy Lee Woo-jin [39]

Live-actionEdit

List of appearances in film and television
Year Title Role Notes Source[8]
Script error Adventures in Voice Acting Himself [40]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Crispin Freeman [CrispinFreeman] (April 11, 2014). "A primeval forest sounds lovely! I was born in Chicago and never found one there. Show us where it is!" (Tweet). https://twitter.com/CrispinFreeman/status/454420609045647361. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  2. "About - Crispin Freeman". Crispin Freeman Productions. http://www.crispinfreeman.com/about/. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  3. "FamilySearch". https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=+givenname:Crispin~++surname:Freeman~++birth_year:1972-1972~++record_country:%22United+States%22. 
  4. Crispin Freeman [CrispinFreeman] (February 9, 2010). "Thanks to everyone for all the birthday well wishes! I'm overwhelmed!" (Tweet). https://twitter.com/CrispinFreeman/status/8865075029. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
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  7. 'Lex Schmex' – Meet SMALLVILLE's Tess Mercer Newsarama.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 "Welcome to Arlene Thornton Agency". http://www.arlenethornton.com/on_camera_talent_detail.asp?id=371. 
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 9.37 9.38 9.39 9.40 9.41 9.42 9.43 9.44 9.45 9.46 9.47 9.48 9.49 9.50 9.51 9.52 9.53 9.54 9.55 9.56 9.57 9.58 "Behind The Voice Actors - Crispin Freeman". Behind The Voice Actors. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Crispin-Freeman/.  – check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  10. Rave Master. Event occurs at Closing credits, English language cast. 
  11. Scrapped Princess. episode 4. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Adaptation. 
  12. Studio Pierrot (7 April 2007). "Return of the Morning Mist". Naruto. episode 81. Cartoon Network. 
  13. "Voice Actor Crispin Freeman to Appear at Otakon" (Press release). Anime News Network. 11 June 2009. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/press-release/2009-06-11/voice-actor-crispin-freeman-to-appear-at-otakon. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  14. Ohanesian, Liz (June 28, 2010). "The Fandom of Haruhi Suzumiya". http://www.laweekly.com/arts/the-fandom-of-haruhi-suzumiya-2370892. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  15. "Strait Jacket". Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876. http://www.worldcat.org/title/strait-jacket/oclc/244206876. 
  16. Greenberger, Robert (2008-09-08). "Strait Jacket to Make Domestic Debut on DVD". Comic Mix. http://www.comicmix.com/2008/09/08/strait-jacket-to-make-domestic-debut-on-dvd/. 
  17. Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. Closing credits, Original Japanese Cast, English Cast. OCLC 244206876. http://www.worldcat.org/title/strait-jacket/oclc/244206876. 
  18. Brusuelas, James (December 12, 2010). "Aniplex Announces Durarara English Cast". Animation World Network. http://www.awn.com/blog/aniplex-announces-durarara-english-cast. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  19. "Mariko". Marvel Anime: Wolverine. episode 1. season 1. July 23, 2011. G4. 
  20. "Fate/Zero Anime to Get English Dub, Will Stream on Neon Alley – News". Anime News Network. February 6, 2013. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-02-06/fate/zero-anime-to-get-english-dub-will-stream-on-neon-alley. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  21. "Durarara!!×2 English Dub to Premiere March 10". Anime News Network. March 6, 2015. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-03-06/durarara-2-english-dub-to-premiere-march-10/.85701. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  22. "Aniplex Announces Part of Durarara!! English Dub Cast". Anime News Network. July 30, 2015. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-07-30/aniplex-announces-part-of-durarara-english-dub-cast. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  23. 23.0 23.1 "The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan English Dub Reunites Haruhi Cast". Anime News Network. May 28, 2015. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-05-28/the-disappearance-of-nagato-yuki-chan-english-dub-reunites-haruhi-cast/.88652. Retrieved May 29, 2015. 
  24. "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night UBW, Durarara!! 2xSho Release Details". Anime News Network. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-02/aniplex-usa-details-fate-stay-night-ubw-durarara-2-sho-release-details/.89994. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  25. Crispin Freeman [CrispinFreeman] (July 12, 2016). "Check out yours truly as Soma Schicksal in the new trailer for the anime series "God Eater":" (Tweet). https://twitter.com/CrispinFreeman/status/752910699102363648. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  26. "Crispin Freeman SacAnime Convention". sacanime.com. http://www.sacanime.com/?page_id=11233. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  27. "Episode #3.1". https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6226724/. 
  28. "Fusion Cuisine". Steven Universe. episode 32. season 1. November 6, 2014. Closing credits. Cartoon Network. 
  29. "Buddha Bugs/Now and Zen". Wabbit. episode 1. season 1. September 21, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  30. "Justice League Action First 7 Episodes Review" (in en-US). The Reaf Debrief. 2016-12-14. https://reafdebrief.wordpress.com/2016/12/14/justice-league-action-first-7-episodes-review/. 
  31. "Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising 'New Driver' English Dub Clip Streamed". February 22, 2015. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-22/tiger-and-bunny-the-movie-the-rising-new-driver-english-dub-clip-streamed/.85283. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  32. "Fathom and Aniplex of America Bring Latest 'Fate/stay' Movie to Theaters - Three If By Space". 7 May 2018. https://www.threeifbyspace.net/2018/05/fathom-events-and-aniplex-of-america-bring-latest-fate-movie-to-theaters/. 
  33. https://www.trektoday.com/content/2018/10/cho-in-mirai
  34. "Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer". https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032734/. 
  35. Freeman, Crispin (November 9, 2013). "Yes, that is me as Firefly.". Twitter. https://twitter.com/CrispinFreeman/status/399039906066231296. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  36. "Destiny (Video Game 2014)". https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2983582/fullcredits. 
  37. Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment). Scene: Credits, Voiceover & Mocap Talent. (2015)
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  39. "Crystal Acids Crispin Freeman Page". http://www.crystalacids.com/database/person/1457/crispin-freeman/. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  40. "Bang Zoom! Entertainment to Preview Adventures in Voice Acting Documentary at New York Anime Festival" (PDF) (Press release). December 4, 2007. http://www.adventuresinvoiceacting.com/wp-content/uploads/press_kit/aiva_v1_press_release_12-04-07_AiVA_NY_Anime_Fest.pdf. 
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