Daran Norris

Daran Norris


11/1/1964, Ferndale, Washington, USA

Birth Name

Daran Morrison Nordland



Also Known As

Darran Norris, James Penrod, Jack Hammer, Darren Norris, Justin Shyder, Keith Westfeld, Daran W. Norris, Jim Rosenthal, Bob Thomas, James Rosenthal, Rob Thomas, Joshua Morrison, Josh Morrison
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Daran Norris, known by many other aliases, is an American TV, movie, and voice-over actor. He was born in Ferndale, Washington. He has voiced over 80 films, video games, and animated television shows. He is married to voice-actress Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Aside from his voice-over work, Daran is…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Daran is a supporter of SavingtheArts.org, a community of artists, educators, and private individuals dedicated in saving the art programs in schools around the country.

    • Darran Norris does the voice of Tasuki in the English version of Fushigi Yuugi. His wife, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, does the voice of Nuriko on the same show, though she is credited as Melissa Williamson.

    • Daran Norris' Video Game Voice Credits:
      The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' Da Rules: Cosmo, Mr. Turner, Jorgen Von Strangle, Crimson Chin, Comic Book Anchorman
      The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown: Cosmo, Mr. Turner, Jorgen Von Strangle, Crimson Chin, Mr. Turner's Robot
      Spider-Man: Venom, Mysterio, Scorpion, The Punisher, Johnny Storm and Captain America
      Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro: Shocker/Sandman/Public Address/Professor X
      Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: GO-TO / additional voices
      Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots: Cosmo, Jorgen Von Strangle
      Madagascar: Announcer, Sop, Sailor, Construction Worker
      Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring: Aragorn
      Metal Arms: Glitch in the System: Colonel Alloy
      God Hand: Belze, Old Samurai, Various Villains
      Codename: Kids Next Door Op.: Count Spankulot
      Nicktoons Unite!: Cosmo, Jorgen Von Strangle
      .hack//G.U.: Piros the 3rd, Salvador Aihara
      Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island: Cosmo
      Resistance: Fall of Man: Captain Winters
      Star Ocean: Till the End of Time: Biwig
      Tales of Symphonia: Rodyle, Shadow
      Tales of Legendia: Vaclav Bloud
      Front Mission 4: Dieter Bosch
      Naruto: Ultimate Ninja: Gato
      Ratchet: Deadlocked: Dallas
      Radiata Stories: Genius
      .hack: Piros

    • His wife is also an actress/voices for cartoons.

    • Daran has brown hair.

    • Daran graduated from Ferndale High School in Ferndale, Washington in 1983.

    • Daran voiced for The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina.

    • Daran has been on or voiced for over 130 shows or movies.

    • Daran voice-acted in The Cat in the Hat as the Announcer.

  • Quotes

  • talented(very)!!

    he's definitely done some of the best voices that i've heard in a while(that's pretty weird i didn't hear of him earlier because he voices so many characters). he's also done a great job on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide as a live-action actor, proving his talent isn't just limited to voice work. my favorite would have to be his cosmo voice. not many guys i know can make a voice that matches the description of an idiotic, childish fairy husband. but I need to give them credit- the whole oddparents cast is extremely talented. speaking of them, i need to go write their reviews.moreless
  • Great guy!

    Wow he is so awesome, I first saw him on "Ned's Declassified School Surviver Guide" and he makes a great gordy! he portrayed him well! he was even the funniest character on that show! and later I was researching about The Fairly Odd Parents and I found out he voices so many characters in there and I was like "WHOA!" it doesn'teven sound the same as the other! he's a great guy! he's so comedic and great! he's really a great voice actor! I'm sure I'll see more of him because I'd like to see more of his future projects! I know he'll do a great job!moreless