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Kirk Thornton (born May 13, 1956) is an American voice actor, director, and script writer working mainly with English-language versions of Japanese anime shows.

He is known for playing tough or grouchy men in dubbed anime and video games. 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.

Some of his most notable roles include Brandon Heat in Gungrave, 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.

Filmography

Animation Dubbing

Animated Series

  • The Return of Dogtanian (1989) - Pedigree Hood, King's Servant (ep. 12), Blancbec's Guard (ep. 24), Driver (ep. 24), Soldier (ep. 25), Richelieu's Courier (ep. 26)

Anime Dubbing

Anime

  • Lupin the 3rd Part II (1977-1980) - Fake Lupin (ep. 16), Jinkuro (ep. 21), Thug (ep. 22), Ghouls (eps. 50-51)
    • Schmidt (Streamline Dub; ep. 145)
  • Fist of the North Star (1984-1987) - Toki, Spade, Amiba, Villager (ep. 1), Medica (ep. 2), God's Army Commander (ep. 6), Temjina (ep. 19), Fang Clan Member (ep. 23), Kenshiro Look-Alike (ep. 31), Amiba's Servant (ep. 33)
  • Sailor Moon (1992-1993) - Sakiko's Father (ep. 20), Additional Voices (Viz Media Dub)
  • Teknoman (1992-1993) - Additional Voices
  • Marmalade Boy (1994-1995) - Principal (ep. 51)
  • Super Pig (1994-1995) - Milton Massen
  • Street Fighter II V (1995) - Guile (Animaze Dub)
  • Rurouni Kenshin (1996-1998) - Chō Sawagejō, Kanryu Takeda, Jinpu, Grandfather (ep. 2), Thug 4 (ep. 2), Cop 5 (ep. 3), Cop Victim 2 (ep. 3), Activist 3 (ep. 4), Drunk (ep. 4), Additional Voices (Sony Dub)
    • Hajime Saitō, Heihachiro Sasaki (eps. 15-16), Sakuramaru (eps. 19-21), Ginjo (eps. 26-27), Soldier (ep. 46), Officer (ep. 53), Samurai Child 1 (ep. 53), Kaita (eps. 84-88), Sanada Ninja (ep. 86), Police Officer (ep. 89), Laborer (ep. 91), Officer (eps. 92-93), Office Worker (ep. 93), Water Clan Shiki (ep. 93), Additional Voices (Media Blasters Dub)
  • Cowboy Bebop (1998-1999) - Asimov Solensan (ep. 1)
  • Outlaw Star (1998) - Crackerjack (ep. 14), Ark Manaf (ep. 23)
  • Trigun (1998) - Rai-Dei the Blade, Barfly 2 (ep. 1), Barfly 5 (ep. 1), Sheriff (ep. 1), Panicking Townsman (ep. 3), Cop (ep. 4), Man C (ep. 11), Gossiper 1 (ep. 14), Ship Dweller (ep. 21), Townsman (ep. 21), Additional Voices
  • The Big O (1999-2003) - R. Instro (ep. 6)
  • Reign: The Conqueror (1999) - Demosthenes (ep. 5)
  • Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (2000) - Restaurant Owner (ep. 2), Barkeep (ep. 8), Saki Transporter (ep. 9), Townsman (ep. 9), Yakuza Leader (ep. 10), Bar Patron #3 (ep. 12)
  • DinoZaurs (2000) - Professor Gale, King of Atlantis (ep. 19)
  • Fighting Spirit (2000-2002) - Masahiko Umezawa, Teacher, TV Announcer, Store Clerk (ep. 5), Friendly Applicant (ep. 9), Councilor (ep. 20), Chairman Kawahara (ep. 24)
  • Babel II: Beyond Infinity (2001) - Roy Matthews (ep. 6), Waiter (ep. 9), Unias Operative (ep. 10)
  • Cyborg 009 (2001-2002) - Jet Link (Cyborg 002), Black Ghost Agent (ep. 2)
  • The Prince of Tennis (2001-2005) - Kunimitsu Tezuka, Shinji Ibu, Tomoya Izumi, Coach Kato
  • Rave Master (2001-2002) - Berial, Additional Voices
  • S-CRY-ed (2001) - Narrator, Urizane, Hideki (ep. 1), Street Punk (ep. 1), Man A (ep. 2), Man (ep. 5), Commander of HOLY (ep. 6), Worker (ep. 10), Council Member (ep. 14), Subordinate B (ep. 14), Alter User (ep. 15), Spectator D (ep. 15), Mainland Officer (ep. 25)
  • .hack//SIGN (2002) - Orca (ep. 28)
  • Ai Yori Aoshi (2002) - Ruka Saionji, Sato, Punk A (ep. 1), Student (eps. 1-3), Train Station Announcer (ep. 1), Hotel Worker (ep. 7), Monkey Trainer (ep. 7), Naoki (ep. 10), Student (ep. 10), Beach Boy A (ep. 16), Drinker (ep. 17), Old Wizard (ep. 18), Customer B (ep. 20), Additional Voices
  • Duel Masters (2002-2006) - Knight (eps. 53-65)
  • Heat Guy J (2002-2003) - Ken Edmundo, Magnagalia Convict (eps. 3 & 7), Man B (ep. 4), Blues Duella (ep. 8), Hooligan B (ep. 8), Pickpocket (ep. 9), Soldier C (ep. 10), Hospitalized Driver (ep. 11), Carlos (eps. 12-13), Siberian Villager (ep. 17), Yakuza Henchman C (ep. 18), Thief A (ep. 18), Bodyguard A (ep. 20), Driver (ep. 21), Gazaardoll Soldier (ep. 26), Officer D (ep. 26)
  • Naruto (2002-2007) - Kisame Hoshigaki, Meizu, Shukaku, Anbu Commander, Tazuna, Zō, Tea Daimyō, Akahoshi, Gennō, Murakumo Kurama, Teguse (ep. 11), Hosho (ep. 135), Land of Green's Minister (ep. 187)
  • .hack//Legend of the Twilight (2003) - Cerulean Knight (eps. 5-9)
  • Last Exile (2003) - Anthony Kostabi, Ralph Wednesday, Claimh-Solais Navigator (eps. 1-2), Silvana Flight Deck Crewman #2 (ep. 1), Guild Assistant Engineer (ep. 2), Fat Chicken's Co-Pilot (ep. 3), Hamilcar Valca (ep. 14), Additional Voices
  • Bleach (2004-2012) - Ugaki, Eikichirō Saidō, Hiyosu, Zennosuke Kurumadani, Gyōkaku Kumoi, Hinagiku, Gegetsuburi, Narrator, Masaharu Iijima (ep. 133), Arrancar (ep. 203), Soul Reaper B (ep. 206), Soul Reaper (ep. 231), 9th Division Soul Reaper (ep. 234), Soul Reaper A (ep. 234), Soul Reaper G (ep. 150), Adjuchas (ep. 284), Soul Reaper (ep. 299), Central 46 Member C (ep. 310), Tapeworm Hollow (ep. 314), Soul (ep. 347), Mr. Pork (eps. 348-349), Additional Voices
  • Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo (2004-2005) - Baptistin, Gaspard Caderousse, Additional Voices
  • Samurai Champloo (2004-2005) - Jin
  • Viewtiful Joe (2004-2005) - Rotten Jack
  • Doraemon (2005-present) - Big G's Dad
  • Gurren Lagann (2007) - Kamina's Father, Operator (ep. 1), Villager (ep. 5)
  • Monsuno (2012-2014) - Beyal, Hargrave, One Eyed Jack
  • Tenkai Knights (2013-2014) - Rho
  • The Seven Deadly Sins (2014-present) - Galand, Waillo
  • Dragon Ball Super (2015-2018) - Master Roshi, Champa, Galbee (ep. 15) (Bang Zoom! Dub)
  • One-Punch Man (2015) - Snek, Sitch, Fukegao, Subterranean King, Frog Man, Zeniru
  • Bungo Stray Dogs (2016-present) - André Gide, Mimic Member (eps. 14 & 16)
  • Ajin: Demi-Human (2016) - Douglas Almeida, Captain (ep. 12)
  • A.I.C.O. Incarnation (2018) - Kōichi Tachibana

OVAs & Specials

Anime Films

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