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Roger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Smith in 2018
Born (1975-08-11) August 11, 1975 (age 42)
St. Joseph, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Other names Roger C. Smith
Alma mater Chapman University
Occupation Voice actor, stand-up comedian
Years active 2000–present
Notable work Assassin's Creed
as Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Avengers Assemble
as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Resident Evil
as Chris Redfield
Bleach
as Shinji Hirako
Sonic the Hedgehog
as Sonic the Hedgehog
Regular Show
as Thomas/others
Batman: Arkham Origins
as Batman
Dying Light
as Kyle Crane
Planes
as Ripslinger
Website www.rogercraigsmith.com

Roger Craig Smith (born August 11, 1975)[1] is an American voice actor and former stand-up comedian[2] best known as the former voice behind Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil series, Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the Assassin's Creed games, Deidara in the anime Naruto: Shippuden, Zhang Liao in the 6th-8th installments of Dynasty Warriors, the current voice of Steve Rogers/Captain America in Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, and Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, several characters, including Thomas/Nikolai in Regular Show, Shinji Hirako in Bleach, Martin Reest in Monster, Percy and Belson in Clarence, Batman in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman Unlimited, Kyle Crane in Dying Light, and as the current voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog series since 2010.[3]

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Early lifeEdit

Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Smith graduated from Chapman University's Dodge College of film and media arts in 2003 also with a degree in screenwriting. In 2004, his screenplay "Modesto Rules" was a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Out of a record-setting 6,073 screenplays submitted, Smith's was one of only 132 to make it to the semi-finals. Since then, Smith has worked on projects for both the small and big screens.

CareerEdit

 
Smith at the 2013 D23 Expo

Smith originally began his career as a stand-up comedian, performing stand-up comedy in the mid 90s in film school before getting into voice acting in 2000, his stand-up routines also helped him influenced his voice over career.[4][2] Smith's voice work has been called upon by companies including Disney and Disney Television Animation, Cartoon Network, Microsoft Game Studios, Sony, Wal-Mart, Baskin-Robbins, E!, TLC.. He has been cast as the lead voice actor in a number of video games, including in the roles of Sonic the Hedgehog from 2010 onwards, Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil series from Resident Evil 5 onwards,[5] and Ezio Auditore da Firenze in the Assassin's Creed series.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

List of voice performances in films
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Patlabor: The Movie Kiichi Goto Bandai Visual dub[1]
1993 Patlabor 2: The Movie Kiichi Goto Bandai Visual dub[1]
1996 The Ringmaster Mime
2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Sect. 9 Briefing Voice, Yamadori Transport Pilot Animaze dub
2006 Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Additional Voices English dub
2007 Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams Prince Phillip Direct-to-video

[1]

2008 Naruto the Movie: Legend of the Stone of Gelel Temujin English dub [7]
Resident Evil: Degeneration Curtis Miller English dub [7]
2009 Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Bolt / Stone Direct-to-video [1]
Jennifer's Body Radio DJ, ADR Voices
2012 Dino Time Additional Voices English dub [8]
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Deidara English dub [7]
Wreck-It Ralph Sonic the Hedgehog [1][7]
Delhi Safari The 2 Monkeys English dub [1]
2013 Planes Ripslinger, Additional Voices [7]
2014 Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United Steve Rogers/Captain America Direct-to-video [9]
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Bruce Wayne/Batman Direct-to-video [10]
Monkey King: Hero is Back Pig English version
Regular Show: The Movie Jablonski / Frank Smith / Fast Food Guy [11]
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Bruce Wayne/Batman Direct-to-video [12]
The Laws of the Universe Part 0 Eisuke English dub [13]
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants Bruce Wayne/Batman Direct-to-video [14]
2017 The Star Chamberlain
2018 Batman Ninja Bruce Wayne/Batman Direct-to-video
English dub

AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Celebrity Deathmatch Tobey Maguire Ep. "Tobey Maguire vs. Jake Gyllenhaal"
2008–09 Wolverine and the X-Men Forge, Hellion, Kamal
2010–11 Robotomy Tacklebot, Steve
2010–12 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Captain Marvel, Additional Voices
2011 Young Justice Ocean Master, L-5, Additional Voices Ep. "Downtime"
2011–13 Fish Hooks Pass, Nigel
2011–17 Regular Show Thomas/Nikolai, Night Owl, Low-Five Ghost, Additional Voices
2012–17 Ultimate Spider-Man Steve Rogers/Captain America, Ghost Spider
2013 Out There Additional Voices
Sofia the First Luciano Ep. "The Amulet and the Anthem"
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Steve Rogers/Captain America Television special
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Pulverizer/Timothy, Mutagen Man
2013–17 Clarence Belson Noles, Percy, Additional Voices
2013–present Avengers Assemble Steve Rogers/Captain America/Iron Patriot, Torgo, Great Gambonnos, Grim Reaper, Radioactive Man, Winter Soldier, Guardsman, Additional Voices
2014 Manly Skinny-Ripped, Eyes-No-Eyes, Zealots
2014–15 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Captain America
2014–16 Transformers: Rescue Bots Taylor
2014–present Sonic Boom Sonic the Hedgehog, Dave the Intern, Various Voices
2015 Batman Unlimited Bruce Wayne/Batman Web series
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled Steve Rogers/Captain America Television special
2015–16 Pickle and Peanut PAL-SCAN, MC, Klaus, Additional Voices
2015–17 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Jetstorm, Slipstream, Airazor
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Gus, Jasper, Announcer, Chet
2016 Breadwinners Kenneth/Buhduece's Booty, Muscle Bread
Future-Worm! Sauce Starbolt
2016–17 The Powerpuff Girls Dax, Malty Brown, Additional Voices
2016–present Ben 10 Diamondhead, Steam Smythe, Additional Voices
2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Hideo Ep. "Ninki Ninja Fight Town"
2017–18 Guardians of the Galaxy Steve Rogers/Captain America
2017–present Unikitty! Hawkodile, Richard, Score Keeper, Master Hazard, Science Guy, Security Bot, Theodore

AnimeEdit

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes
2004–05 Monster Martin Reest
Naruto Idate Morino, Inabi Uchiha, Kota, Raiga Kurosuki, Shura
2005 Duel Masters Prince Maurice the Merciless
2006 Zegapain Kyo Sogoru, Abyss As Bill Lemas
2006–12 Bleach Ryusei Kenzaki / Kenryu, Shinji Hirako, Additional Voices
2007–08 Code Geass Gilbert G.P. Guilford, Otaku Ep. 18
2007–14 Naruto: Shippuden Deidara, Bisuke, Dan Katō, Hayama Shirakumo Ep. 190
2010 Kurokami: The Animation Seiji
Kekkaishi Byaku
2011 Marvel Anime: Iron Man Professor Satoshi Yamaguchi, Kawashima, Taurus Eps. 3-4
Marvel Anime: Wolverine Agent Machida
2018 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Biba Amatori
Aggretsuko Manumaru

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Castle Shikigami 2 Additional Voices[15] Uncredited
2006 Chicken Little: Ace in Action Runt[7]
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Player[16]
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Soviet Soldiers, Intercom[1]
2007 Medal of Honor: Vanguard PFC 1st Class Harrison Pike[7]
2007–present Naruto series Deidara, Bando, Towa, Doshin[1][7]
Dynasty Warriors series Zhang Laio[1]
Soulcalibur series Siegfried Schtauffen[1] Uncredited
2007 Tekken 6 Eddy Gordo Uncredited
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Enemy Soldiers
2009–2015 Resident Evil series Chris Redfield
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Duke, Lift-Ticket
Assassin's Creed II Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Samurai Warriors 3 Keiji Maeda Uncredited
Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants
2010 Alice in Wonderland Tweedledee, Tweedledum
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers
Red Dead Redemption The Local Population
2010–present Sonic the Hedgehog series Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic, Wisp Announcer
2010 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Epic Mickey Additional Voices
2011–present Marvel vs. Capcom series Chris Redfield
2011 PlayStation Move Heroes Gleeber
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Sensor Operator
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Additional Voices
Star Wars: The Old Republic Grik Sonosan, Heerimus, Nam-aK, Additional Voices
2012 Soulcalibur V Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Captain America, Venom, Human Torch
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Additional Voices
2013 Disney Infinity Additional Voices
The Wonderful 101 Wonder Blue
Skylanders: Swap Force Boom Jet
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Captain America, Human Torch
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Bruce Wayne/Batman
Batman: Arkham Origins Bruce Wayne/Batman
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Ruggiero Ferraro, Abstergo Market Analyst
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Captain America
Skylanders: Trap Team Bushwack
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Bat-Mite, Riddler, Skeets
2015 Dying Light Kyle Crane
Disney Infinity 3.0 Captain America
Skylanders: SuperChargers Bushwack
2015–16 Lego Dimensions Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
2016 Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Sakkra Advisor
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II Kylo Ren (unmasked)
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Behind The Voice Actors - Roger Craig Smith". Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Roger Craig Smith on How Standup Influenced His Voiceover Career". 
  3. ^ "Batman: Arkham Origins stars Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Troy Baker as Joker". Joystiq. 
  4. ^ "Roger Craig Smith: The Voice Behind the Voices". August 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hazeldine, Julian. Speedrun: The Unauthorised History of Sonic The Hedgehog. Lulu.com. p. 108. ISBN 9781291831887. 
  6. ^ Melendez, CJ (June 16, 2011). "Chrrrrissss! Roger Craig Smith Interview". Rely on Horror. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Roger Craig Smith SacAnime Convention". sacanime.com. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Roger Craig Smith movies". Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Download Marvel's Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United Now - News - Marvel.com". Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: First "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Trailer Runs Wild". Comic Book Resources. 
  11. ^ Regular Show: The Movie (film). 2015. 
  12. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. 
  13. ^ "The Laws of the Universe Anime Film Casts Dylan McDermott, Jennifer Beals, Tom Kenny". Anime News Network. September 26, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  14. ^ Lam, Steve. "Batman Unlimited: Mechs Vs. Mutants Trailer Premieres". Bam! Smack! Pow!. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  15. ^ Makuch, Eddie (October 25, 2013). "Roger Craig Smith On Becoming Batman". gamespot.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Roger Craig Smith at the Internet Movie Database". Retrieved May 21, 2015. 

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