Crispin Freeman

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Crispin Freeman

Born

2/9/1972, Chicago, Illinois

Birth Name

Gender

Male
9.8
out of 10
User Rating
105 votes

Biography

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Crispin Freeman is the oldest of three. He has a younger brother, Clark, and youngest sister, Cassidy. All three attended the Latin School of Chicago, where Crispin graduated in a class of 60 in 1990. Crispin had a Mac in 1985. To this day he is still an…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Crispin is the special guest in an interview by Haruhi Suzumiya (Patricia Ja Lee) in the DVD Bonus feature, The Adventures of the ASOS Brigade Ep. 003. He demonstrates some voice acting lines, talks about the series, and answers some personal questions.

    • Crispin Freeman was nominated, at the first ever American Anime Awards, for Best Actor for his work in Hellsing Ultimate, Noein, and Revolutionary Girl Utena. These awards were hosted in New York, Feb 24 2007.

    • Crispin is the voice of Rude in the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children movie.

    • Crispin has done various voices for Namco Games, including Soul Calibur 3 as Siegfried and Ace Combat 5 as Allen C. Hamilton.

    • Crispin is the voice of Turnip-Head the scarecrow in the movie, "Howl's Moving Castle."

    • Crispin frequently does voice overs for various union and non-union voice production companies for some video games and mostly animes.

    • Crispin said that he was a little nervous about taking on the role of Zelgadis in Slayers because the character had already been voiced by someone else. When it came to reinterpretting the character, he said he thought that Zelgadis had "more of an axe to grind."

    • Crispin and Veronica Taylor both came to the Slayers series as replacements - she replaced Joani Baker as Amelia and he replaced Daniel Cronin as Zelgadis.

    • Crispin is fluent in English and Spanish.

    • Crispin is a nice and humble person.

    • Crispin has a brother, Clark, and a sister, Cassidy.

    • Crispin is the oldest of 3 children.

    • Crispin is 6'2" tall.

    • Crispin will be a guest at Anime Punch on March 31st to April 2nd, 2006.

    • Crispin's hobbies are playing computer, radio theater, playing on a Sony Playstation, and sound designing.

    • Crispin appears credited as Additional Voices in the console game Kingdom Hearts II. He voices Will Turner in the Port Royal (Pirates of the Caribbean) world, and Setzer in the Twilight Town world.

    • Crispin's favorite foods are Ben and Jerry's ice cream, Chicago style pizza, and sushi.

    • Crispin's favorite authors are Hayao Mizaki, J.R.R. Tolken, Joseph Campbell, Marshall McLuhan, Osamu Tezuka, Shakespeare, and William Gibson.

    • Crispin's favorite anime series are Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Macross Plus, Princess Mononoke, and The Vision of Escaflowne.

    • Crispin's favorite anime character is Allen Schezar.

    • Crispin's favorite anime character that he played is Tsume.

    • Crispin's blood type is O.

    • Crispin is also known as Mark Percy.

    • The voice of Balmung in the .hack games: .hack//INFECTION, .hack//MUTATION, .hack//OUTBREAK, and .hack//QUARANTINE.

    • Crispin is the voice of Regal Bryant in the NGC exclusive, Tales of Symphonia.

  • Quotes

    • Crispin: For myself, I'm in the favor of the more versatile kind of voice who can do all sorts of roles and transform. But to do that you have to have chops, and the best way to get them is through the classics, especially Shakespeare. It teaches you a lot about breathing, and idea and intention and rhythm. He's written the characters into the very poetry of the language, and if you try to get into and match his poetry it will take you out of your normal language patterns and that's the beginning of creating a character, not playing your mundane, everyday self. It's so verbally based, and in voice-acting, all you've got is your voice.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Sheer perfection. I can't even begin to describe how amazing he really is. Crispin Freeman's nothing but the best.

    10
    If I had the opportunity to meet anyone, and I mean ANYONE in the entire world, it would be Crispin Freeman, no doubt about it. Basically, he's the greatest voice actor who ever lived. Absolutely no one can match his talent! His name will definitely go down in history. Obviously, I have nothing but the highest respect for Crispin, but it's much more than that. I respect everything he does, and everything he stands for. Did you know he sings opera? Good lord when I found out I almost died from a fangirl-attack. It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! He's just an all over amazing human being. All of the characters who were dubbed by him have been instant favorites of mine because there's always so much powerful emotion and passion in their voices! Especially with Holland (Eureka Seven), Hagi (Blood+), and Itachi (Naruto). The way he can portray any and every emotion, from deep sadness and sorrow to pure happiness, with simply his tone of voice is beyond incredible. He puts so much effort and passion into his work, and the effect is phenomenal. Crispin can voice act anyone from Hideki (Chobits) to Alucard (Hellsing), and if you ask me, that takes an absolutely INSANE amount of skill! I'm convinced that Crispin could pull off voice acting for anyone. It's almost as though he becomes a part of each character he acts for because he gets so into what he does, and the effect is just ingenious. I remember when I watched Howl's Moving Castle for the first time. It was towards the end of the movie, and all of a sudden I heard a very familiar voice. Immediately I knew it was Crispin. Hahaha, I completely spazzed out His tone was just so calm and adorable, I had been used to Holland's (from Eureka Seven) strong and commanding voice. His vocal range is so incredible. Not to mention just how sexy his voice really is. x3 I've never heard someone with such a unique sound, it just makes my heart melt! When I hear his voice in a show, I get chills. He's just so good at what he does. It's come to the point where I can't imagine anyone else voice acting for his characters. I mean, c'mon. Can you imagine anyone but Crispin doing Itachi's voice (Naruto) without cringing? I can't. Another amazing aspect of his personality is that he's so sweet! You'd think that the fame would've gone to his head; someone who's come across so much success would be stuck up, but not him. It's really the opposite. On youtube, he seems like the sweetest guy ever! His fans mean the world to him, and he never denies anyone an autograph. When I meet him, I'll probably die from happiness. I'll stop now so this doesn't get to fangirlish. Hopefully you understand how I feel. Crispin Freeman, the mere sound of his voice warms my heart. Without him, english dubs would never be the same.moreless
  • Okay, so as much as I want to act professional when writing a review, it couldn't hurt to be a little fangirly, could it? Because Crispin Freeman has an absolutely sexy voice. ^_^moreless

    10
    You may know Crispin Freeman best as his roles for Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, or Hagi from Blood+, but his talents go far beyond just these black-haired boys with a sexy voice over. Crispin Freeman was also Ebisu (yes, Konohamau's "pervy" sensei), and the Fourth Kazekage from the sand village in Naruto. He also did Joel Goldschmidt the sixth and Van Argeno (the french-candy loving guy), along with other appearances in movies like Howl's Moving Castle, and many shows including Wolf's Rain, Chobits, and even Will Turner in video games such as Kingdom Hearts. His range of voices is so wide, it might take one a while to notice (or rather, they might not even notice at all) all of his voiceovers in one show alone. He's a truly talented voice actor with a voice that just about any girl would fall in love with.moreless
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