Kirk Thornton est un Acteur et Ecrivain Américain né le 13 mai 1956 à Portland (Etats-Unis)
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Nom de naissance Sean ThorntonNationalité Etats-UnisNaissance 13 mai 1956
(64 ans) à Portland (Etats-Unis
Kirk Thornton (born May 13, 1956 in Portland, Oregon) is an American voice actor and director, working mainly with English-language versions of Japanese anime shows. His major roles include Hotohori in Fushigi Yūgi, Jin in Samurai Champloo, Hajime Saito in Rurouni Kenshin, Jet Link in Cyborg 009, Don Patch in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, and numerous Digimon. He is co-directed the ADR for the popular anime series Bleach alongside Wendee Lee, and also serves as the narrator. In video games, he voices Number VII Organization XIII member Saïx in the Kingdom Hearts series and Shadow the Hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
According to Anime News Network, Thornton boasts the most credits of any male voice actor who does English language dubbing, and in the field in general, is second only to Wendee Lee in total credits. To date he has been in over two hundred voice-over productions for Japanese animation. He is known for playing tough or grouchy men in English-dubbed anime and video games. His career includes Hotohori in Fushigi Yūgi and Jin in Samurai Champloo. He also played the major character Hajime Saito in Rurouni Kenshin, in addition to numerous cameos and minor characters. He also does Don Patch in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo as well as Gabumon and other voices in Digimon. He is even the English voice of Jet Link in Cyborg 009, the Narrator in Bleach, as well as Kisame Hoshigaki in Naruto and its sequel, Naruto: Shippuden. He is also known for voicing Number VII Organization XIII member Saïx in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, his human form Isa in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and Shadow the Hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
Thornton has also played several guest roles in live-action television series, such as Diagnosis Murder, Highway to Heaven and Beverly Hills, 90210. Thornton is well known for having played many different minor voice roles throughout the Power Rangers franchise (and similar series such as VR Troopers and Masked Rider). He has also had experience with ADR direction. Currently, he is co-directing the ADR for the popular anime series Bleach alongside Wendee Lee. He has also been working as a key grip on television shows such as Little Britain, Duck Patrol and Distant Shores.
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