Happy Birthday to American Voice Actor Steve Blum (April 28, 2014)

If you’re an avid gamer, anime fanatic, or simply enjoy cartoons, chances are you’ve heard the voice of American VA Steve Blum.


Steve entered the world of voice acting by working in a mailroom for a low budget film company. While there, he heard about a casting for an unnamed Japanimation project where he would have to voice monsters for 26 episodes. But not even he knew that his voice role for monsters would be the start of a promising career.

Since then, Blum has voiced many characters, including Orochimaru (Naruto), Shishio Matake (Rurouni Kenshin), Tom (Toonami), Wolverine (Ultimate Spider-Man), Jack Cayman (Anarchy Reigns), Killer Croc (Batman: Arkham Asylum), and so forth. In addition, he was awarded a Guinness  World Record, on June 5, 2012, for being the most prolific video game voice actor, with a total of 261 roles as of May.


His distinctive deep voice has gotten him far, and we’re glad to have heard his many roles. Today, Blum has turned 54! We would like to say Happy Birthday Steve Blum, and wish him a long and successful career.

Commentary & Discussion

Steve has a very unique and versatile voice. He’s the voice that keeps you coming back for more. But from the hundreds of characters he’s pulled off, are you able to choose a favorite? Let us know!

Author: Lindo Korchi

After realizing that writing was his native language, Lindo set out on creating a novel. Eventually he realized that it would be 'impossible' to make a career out of it - discarding his dream. It wasn't until he began writing for Anime Expo's news site, Inside AX, that he would discover the multitude of routes that journalism holds. Since that time, he's reclaimed his dream and has continued to hone his skills in the art of literary. While covering conventions, he found an additional art-form that he would fall in love with -- photography. Now the journey truly begins for our young warrior.