That’s right! Chris Smith to interview on Project Playthrough! You will recognize his voice in many, MANY different places. Most notably for our cause would be Emperor Mateus in Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy as well as Final Fantasy: Dissidia. Chris will be appearing for a live on call interview with us next Wednesday, March 6th at 9 pm Eastern Standard Time!
Some of his prominent anime roles include Captain Bright Noa for Gundam: Unicorn, the latest in the Gundam franchise. He’s also the voice of Major Peter Soyuz in Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos, and Lucius Isaac for the Marvel anime adaption of Blade. He’s Kinnosuke in DuRaRaRa, Matoko Kibune, Rose, and Wonderweiss in Bleach, Headmaster Kaien Cross in Vampire Knight, Kittan in Gurren Lagann, Ishidate and Shuura in Naruto, and The Puppeteer in Ghost in the Shell. He’s upwards of 25 characters apiece in Code Geass, Monster, and Redline. Hanamoto-Sensei in Honey and Clover, The Mikado in Moribito, Abe in Ghost Slayer Ayashi, and featured prominently in Twelve Kingdoms, Overman King Gainer, Tenjho Tenghe, Gundam Force, Samurai Champloo, and about a dozen more that he can’t talk about just yet.
In games, he’s The Joker in Lego Batman 2, Rufus in Street Fighter 4 (Super SF, & SFXTekken), Superman in Mortal Kombat vs DC, and Emperor Mateus in Final Fantasy: Dissidia, and Dissidia: Duodecim, Agent Smith in Matrix: Path of Neo, and Professor X for Marvel Pinball Games. He was Tenebrae in Tales of Symphonia 2, Commander Cadigan in Dead Space, and Supreme Commander Gaghan in Star Ocean 4. He’s Fandrel Staghelm, Mal Ganis, and Razslo Crushcog (plus a dozen others) in World of Warcraft, Nobunaga Oda in the Samurai Warriors franchise, Sun Wu Kong in Warriors Orochi, and Yuan Shao in Dynasty Warriors. Scalpel and Firehawk in Command and Conquer 4, and he voice-matched Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving, and Anthony LaPaglia for Happy Feet. He’s major bad guy Juda in Fist of the Northstar, and Sgt “Gunny” Garrity in Steel Battalion. He’s multiple characters in Vandal Hearts 2, Ratchet and Clank, God of War, Atlantica Online, Lunia, Skycrawlers, Xenosaga, and about 100 other games.
Race Bannon (Scooby Doo: Mystery Inc)
The Joker (Lego Batman 2)
Molag Bal (Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
Superman (Mortal Kombat vs DC)
Rufus (Street Fighter 4)
Tenebrae – Tales of Symphonia 2
Pagus (The Last Remnant)
Emperor Mateus (Final Fantasy: Dissidia)
Selin Fireheart (World of Warcraft)
Yoshiaki Mogami (Samurai Heroes)
Headmaster Kaien Cross (Vampire Knight)
Kittan (Gurren Lagann)
Kashmir Valle (Overman King Gainer)
Lord Gyoso (The Twelve Kingdoms)
Mikado (Moribito: Guardian of the Sacred Spirit)
He also has some awesome news to share with you concerning the anime One Piece, appearing as the “uber-evil Spandam” (picturedbelow). “He appears over a long arc so there’ll be a whole lot of douchery goin’ down with him” as Chris puts it.
Another character to tout would be The Joker from the upcoming Lego Batman: DC Heroes Unite movie (pictured below). LB The Movie is the tie-in for Lego Batman 2, the video game.