Greg Chun

Greg Chun (born November 11, 1971) is an American voice actor and musician. His first major work as Ryoji Kaji from the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Greg Chun
Born (1971-11-11) November 11, 1971 (age 48)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationVoice actor, musician
Known forNeon Genesis Evangelion as Ryoji Kaji

Early lifeEdit

Greg Chun was born on November 11, 1971. He graduated at Stanford University and has found himself in a dilemma in following different types of jobs.[1]

CareerEdit

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

List of voice performances in films
Year Series Role Notes Source
2018 Big Fish & Begonia Chun's Dad, Hotu, Chisonzi English dub [2]
2019 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth Ryoji Kaji English dub [2]
2020 Ni No Kuni Black Hooded Man English dub [2]

AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Series Role Notes Source
2018-2020 Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures George, Ron Slusher [2]
2019 Cannon Busters 9ine, Additional voices English dub [2]
2019 Neon Genesis Evangelion Ryoji Kaji English dub [2]
List of voice performances in video games
Year Series Role Notes Source
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Lukas, Eldigan, Ephraim, Ike [2]
2017 NieR: Automata Adam [2]
2017 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Lukas [2]
2017 Valkyria Revolution Amleth Gronkjaer
2017 Tacoma Andrew Dagyab [2]
2018 Detective Pikachu Hiro Morgan [2]
2018 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Carmine [2]
2018 Octopath Traveler Alfyn Greengrass [2]
2018 Valkyria Chronicles 4 Raz [2]
2018 Just Cause 4 People of Solis [2]
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ike [2]
2019 Judgment Takayuki Yagami [2]
2019 River City Girls Kunio
2019 Daemon X Machina Deva [2]
2019 AI: The Somnium Files Kaname Date [2]
2019 Shenmue III Wuying Ren [2]
2020 Granblue Fantasy Versus Lowain, Referee [2]
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Scotch [2]

MusicEdit

Chun has produced music on a multiple Lonely Island projects including Saturday Night Live, 67th Annual Emmy Awards, and the Michael Bolton Sexy Valentine's Day Special.[1]

RecognitionEdit

Based on his previous knowledge of the Yakuza video game series franchise, Chun was surprised and pleased to be selected to voice Takayuki Yagami in the English-language version of the 2018 spinoff Judgment.[3] Yagami's voice was meant to make him sound like a "bona fide badass" regardless of language, something the localization team believed they succeeded at.[4] Chun found his work on the game gratifying, saying, "it really did require me to let go of the tricks that you use to push a performance through, and I really did need to fall back on authenticity and genuine groundedness".[5] Chun found staying faithful to the spirit of the Japanese version challenging but enjoyed portraying Yagami's blend of seriousness and comedy. He said having to scream in certain parts of the game was difficult.[5] Chun was surprised by the depth of Yagami's character arc, considering his work on the game an unforgettable experience.[6] He found the character easy to connect with because of his realistic characterization.[7]

Greg Chun's performance as Yagami was praised by The Hollywood Reporter and Game Informer[8] EGM Now agreed, believing Chun made a more striking performance than Takuya Kimura, who the writer did not find suitable for the character.[9] RPGamer praised both Kimura and Chun's performances as Yagami.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Greg Chun". Anifest. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Behind the Voice Actors – Greg Chun". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved April 11, 2020. Check mark indicates BTVA has verified the entries using screenshots of credits and other confirmed sources.
  3. ^ Ahern, Colm (December 10, 2018). "Project Judge has English VO and is now called Judgment". VideoGamer.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  4. ^ Strichart, Scott. "Judgment Launches June 25, How the Yakuza Spinoff Reinvents Localization". Blog PlayStation. Archived from the original on April 14, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Wen, Alan (May 31, 2019). "Interview: Discussing Judgment's English Dub and Much More with Lead Voice Actor Greg Chun". Push Square. Archived from the original on June 16, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  6. ^ GregChun [@RGGStudio] (April 25, 2019). "KT" (Tweet). Retrieved September 23, 2019 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ Wheatley, Chris (2019-04-29). "Get a closer look at Judgment's Takayuki Yagami in new video interview". Gaming Instincts. Archived from the original on February 2, 2020. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  8. ^ Vincent, Brittany. "'Judgment': Game Review". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Patterson, Mollie L. "Judgment review". EGM Now. Archived from the original on February 4, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  10. ^ Fuller, Alex; Carpenter, Joshua; Ramos, Cassandra; Tekaia, Pascal. "Best Voice Acting Judgment". RPGamer. Archived from the original on February 2, 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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