Liam O'Brien

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Liam O'Brien
Liam O'Brien
Born Liam Christopher O'Brien
(1976-05-28) May 28, 1976 (age 45)
Belleville, New Jersey
Occupation Voice actor, ADR writer and director
Years active 2001–present
Notable credit(s) Naruto
as Gaara
Spouse(s) Amy Kincaid
Children 2[1]

Liam O'Brien (born May 28, 1976) is an American voice actor and voice director perhaps best known for his roles as Gaara in Naruto, Captain Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach, War in the video game Darksiders, Vincent Law in Ergo Proxy, Yasuo the Unforgiven in League of Legends and Illidan Stormrage in the Warcraft game series (World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade). O'Brien has also played the voice of Brian O'Neill in Mafia 2. He is married to fellow voice actress Amy Kincaid.

O'Brien is also one of the English adaptation writers for the popular series, Naruto. O'Brien is usually cast in unusual roles; as such, he tends to play characters who show signs of insanity or are evil geniuses. Some of those include: Gaara from Naruto, Lloyd from Code Geass, Isaac from Castlevania: Curse Of Darkness, Lezard from Valkyrie Profile 2, Grimoire Weiss from Nier, Kain from Final Fantasy IV, Caius Ballad from Final Fantasy XIII-2, Dist from Tales of the Abyss, Asura from Asura's Wrath and Akihiko Sanada from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy by the American Anime Awards for his work in Comic Party, DNA Squared, and Girls Bravo, but lost to fellow Naruto and Shin Megami Tensei: Persona voice actor Dave Wittenberg.[2] He is also the voice of Wonderful Pistachios.

In more recent years, O'Brien has taken a step back from anime and video game dubbing in favor of Western animation and AAA video games.

He currently hosts the All Work No Play podcast with fellow voice actor Sam Riegel. He reprised his role as Caius Ballad in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Filmography

Voice roles

Anime

Animation

Live-action dubs


Direct-to-video and television films

Video games

Live action

Production credits

Voice director

Script writer

References

  1. Liam O'Brien and Sam Riegel (December 1, 2012). "All Work No Play" (Podcast). Event occurs at 3:17. Retrieved December 8, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Finalists for the American Anime Awards". ICv2. 2007-02-08. Retrieved 2013-08-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://liamobrien.biz/
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Cherry Blossoms". Boys Be.... Episode 1. Manga Entertainment. 2006. Event occurs at 22:40 director and writer credit, 22:45 character credit. Retrieved 2014-07-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. October 4, 2014. Adult Swim.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 "New Sailor Moon Dub Cast Revealed at Anime Expo". Anime News Network. 2014-07-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Viz Media Reveals More English Dub Cast for Sailor Moon R Anime". April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Days of Future Smash: Year of the Hydra: Part 4". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 48. May 31, 2015. Disney XD.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) Episode 21 Closing Credits
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 "Behind The Voice Actors – Liam O'Brien". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2014-11-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> – check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources
  12. Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Access Games (2014-09-18). D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die. Microsoft Studios. Scene: Closing credits, Cast.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Sledgehammer Games. Evolve. Activision. Scene: Credits, 10:54 in, Voice Over Performers.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Fable III Game Credits". Microsoft Game Studios. Retrieved 2014-11-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous: Second Son. Sony Computer Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 3:43 in, Additional Voice Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Traveller's Tales. Lego Dimensions. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 4:45 in, Voiceover Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. 19.0 19.1 Kok, William (2014-09-05). "Persona News Recap: The Main Heroes of Persona Q and More Arena!". The Outer Haven.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Saints-Row-Gat-Out-of-Hell/
  21. Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: Giants. Scene: closing credits, 3:49 minutes in, Voice Actors.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in Voice Actors.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  23. Respawn Entertainment. Titanfall. Electronic Arts. Scene: Closing credits, Cast, Additional Voice Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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