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Overview (3)

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA
Birth NameSteven Jay Blum
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

With hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, "Wolverine" from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), "Orochimaru," "Zabuza," and others from Naruto, "Green Goblin" from the Spectacular Spiderman series, "Heatblast," "Vilgax" and "Ghostfreak" from Ben 10, "Grayson Hunt" (Bulletstorm) "Grunt" (Mass Effect 2 and 3),"Zoltan Kulle" from Diablo 3, "Abathur" from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, "Tank Dempsey" (Call of Duty), "Killer Croc" from Arkham Asylum, "Oghren" (DragonAge),"Vincent Valentine" (Final Fantasy VII), "Leeron" (Guren Lagann), "Jamie" from Megas XLR, "Storm Troopers" and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games - appearing in almost 300 games (now approaching 400!)

Lately you can find him as "Zeb Orrelios" and other characters in the incredible saga that is Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD, as "Shoe" and "Sparky" in Laika's The Boxtrolls, and as astronaut Quentin Thomas on Hip Hop superstar LOGIC's amazing album "The Incredible True Story" and his latest release "Everybody." Also appearing as "Nar Est" and "Rasper" in Amazon's Niko and the Sword of Light, "Frank" the flying monkey and others in Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz on Boomerang, as "Makucha" the Leopard on Disney's The Lion Guard and as Lovable Pub Thug "Attila Buckethead" and more in Disney's Tangled television series!

He's also appeared in the Emmy award-winning Transformers: Prime, playing "Starscream." "Green Lantern" in Injustice 2, "Sub-Zero," "Reptile and "Bo'Rai Cho" in Mortal Combat X, Several characters in Wabbit, Ultimate Spider Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, The Regular Show, Doc McStuffins, Uncle Grandpa, Wander over Yonder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scooby Doo, Guild Wars 2, Peabody and Sherman, Pickle and Peanut, Transformers Rescue Bots, Star Wars Rogue One (the feature film!), and as the terrifying anti-bender "Amon" on the hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra!

And every Saturday night, Steve continues to take the helm as "TOM," the robotic host of Cartoon Network's Toonami on Adult Swim.

If you're interested in learning the art of voiceover from a guy who does a LOT of it, check out Steve's new VO webinar teaching series, newsletter and more at blumvoxstudios!

For more info, please visit steveblumvoices On Twitter! blumspew

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Blum

Trade Mark (3)

He is often the voice of comic book characters in video games and television
He has an unmistakable deep-rasping voice
The voice of Wolverine

Trivia (14)

Blum is the voice of Tom, the announcer of Cartoon Network's Toonami.
Blum is best known for his voice work of men with deep voices in anime and video games.
He is considered the king of anime.
Blum is the second and the last voice actor to voice Canaan in the Xenosaga video game series. Beng Spies was the first voice actor to voice Canaan.
His favorite voice acting role is Spike Spiegel from the popular anime series Cowboy Bebop (1998).
He is the voice of Vincent Valentine for the dub cast of Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren (2005).
He is not a huge fan of anime, but he does respect it and likes animation in general.
His last name is pronounced "Bloom", not "Blumb".
He is the voice of Wolverine in lots of products, like the video game X-Men Legends (2004).
His alias, Brandon Jeremy, are also the names of his two sons.
He is not to be confused for another Steven Blum, who is mainly involved in crew work in television shows, such as the US version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (2013).
He cites that his favorite version of Wolverine he's played is from the Hulk Vs. (2009) movie, due to "Wolverine getting to be as feral as he is in the comics".
He is the voice of Orochimaru in the English version of the anime Naruto (2002).
He worked as a materials supervisor for several movies for Full Moon Entertainment before taking up a career in voice acting.

Personal Quotes (4)

"The character was defined for me from the first episode. He's introduced as this badass, smarmy and sarcastic, who doesn't give a crap about anything. But he also exhibits tidbits of vulnerability. In "Asteroid Blues" you see traces of his vulnerability in his interaction with Maria - that he could actually have feelings for somebody else. That made him unfold for me immediately as a multi-dimensional character. Prior to this I'd been used to playing monsters and, occasionally, heroes and that kind of thing. But never anything with any depth. This was something I could actually act." - On his character in 'Cowboy Bebop,' Spike Spiegel.
The relationships between the characters were amazing, and we've actually forged real-life friendships as a result of working in the same studio. I think we all felt this show was something special. Very unusual for a medium where we do our parts individually! Voicing Spike was a benchmark in my career in a lot of ways. He fulfilled some fantasies of being the badass, but with that cool, smoking-gun way about him I always aspired to have. I guess there's something in each of my characters that reflect a piece of me in some way, but Spike allowed me to express the most depth and inner torment. Very complicated soul, very subtle and challenging to voice.
Bob Bergen and Jack Angel helped me to get in the big doors... I contacted them through a mutual fan, actually, and just to get replies from them in the form of an email was exciting... I think I actually giggled like a schoolgirl. That was huge, to have the ears of these voice gods helping me out with my demo. Every day I get to meet and work with my heroes - people like Frank Welker and more recently Dee Baker - the voices of just about every creature in animation. I've been such a big fan since I was a little kid. I'd do the work for nothing, just for the privilege to watch them work...
I worked some pretty awful jobs through the years. Everything from servicing fire extinguishers in the gutters of downtown LA to taking my boss's dogs to be de-skunked and living with the smell in my truck for months! There's a part of me that misses the civilian life, but I don't miss sitting in an office every day. That was something I did for 15 years. For the most part, I have the best job in the whole world. I usually go to several studios in a day. I have a home recording booth, and sometimes I'll do auditions from there - which is nice because I can save myself countless hours of driving - and do auditions in my underwear at three o'clock in the morning. I'm grateful every single day.

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