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Roger Craig Smith (born August 11, 1975)[1] is an American voice actor and former stand-up comedian,[2] best known as the voice behind Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sonic series, Ezio Auditore da Firenze from the Assassin's Creed series, Captain America in several Marvel projects, Deidara in Naruto: Shippuden, Thomas in Regular Show, Shinji Hirako in Bleach, Martin Reest in Monster, Batman in Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman Ninja, Kyle Crane in Dying Light, Mirage in Apex Legends and the current voice of Sonic the Hedgehog.[3]

Roger Craig Smith
Roger Craig Smith by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Smith in 2018
Born (1975-08-11) August 11, 1975 (age 44)
NationalityAmerican
Other namesRoger C. Smith
Alma materChapman University
OccupationVoice actor, stand-up comedian
Years active2000–present
Websitehttps://www.rogercraigsmith.com

Early lifeEdit

Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Smith graduated from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in 2003 with a degree in screenwriting.

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 influence his voice-over career.[4][2] His voice-work has been called upon by companies such as Disney/Disney Television Animation, Cartoon Network, Xbox Game Studios, Sony, Wal-Mart, Baskin-Robbins, E! and TLC.[5][6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

List of voice performances in films
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Patlabor: The Movie Kiichi Goto Bandai Visual dub[1]
Patlabor 2: The Movie Kiichi Goto Bandai Visual dub
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Yamadori Transport Pilot Animaze 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 Wreck-It Ralph Sonic the Hedgehog Cameo[1][7]
Delhi Safari The 2 Monkeys English dub[1]
2013 Planes Ripslinger, Jigsaw 2 [7]
2014 Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie Deidara English dub
Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United Steve Rogers / Captain America Direct-to-video[8]
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video[9]
Regular Show: The Movie Frank, Jablonski, Fast Food Guy Television film
Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video[10]
The Laws of the Universe Part 0 Eisuke English dub[11]
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants Bruce Wayne / Batman Direct-to-video[12]
2017 The Star Chamberlain
2018 Batman Ninja Bruce Wayne / Batman English dub
Direct-to-video
Ralph Breaks the Internet Sonic the Hedgehog Cameo
2020 Superman: Red Son Bruce Wayne / Batman

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
2011 Young Justice Ocean Master, L-5, Gamma Leader, Reporter
2011–13 Fish Hooks Pass, Nigel
2011–17 Regular Show Thomas, Additional Voices
2012–17 Ultimate Spider-Man Steve Rogers / Captain America, Ghost Spider
2013 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, Mutagen Man
2013–17 Clarence Belson Noles, Percy
2013–19 Avengers Assemble Steve Rogers / Captain America / Iron Patriot,[13] Space Phantom,[14] Torgo,[15] Great Gambonnos,[16] Grim Reaper,[17] J.O.E.Y.,[18] Radioactive Man,[19] Winter Soldier,[20] Orka[21], others
2014 Manly Skinny-Ripped, Eyes-No-Eyes, Zealots
2014–15 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Steve Rogers / Captain America
2014–16 Transformers: Rescue Bots Taylor
2014–17 Sonic Boom Sonic the Hedgehog, Dave the Intern, others
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
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
2016–present Ben 10 Diamondhead, Forever Knight, Steam Smythe
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, Master Hazard, Theodore
2018–present Marvel Rising Steve Rogers / Captain America, Wilson, Karl
2019 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Sonic the Hedgehog Ep. "Let's Meet Sonic"[22]

AnimeEdit

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Duel Masters Prince Maurice the Merciless
2005–06 Naruto Idate Morino, Inabi Uchiha, Kota, Raiga Kurosuki, Shura
2006 Zegapain Kyo Sogoru, Abyss As Bill Lemas
2006–12 Bleach Shinji Hirako, Ryusei Kenzaki / Kenryu
2008–09 Code Geass Gilbert G.P. Guilford, Otaku (Ep. 18)
2009–10 Monster Martin Reest
2009–16 Naruto: Shippuden Deidara, Bisuke, Dan Katō, Hayama Shirakumo
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
2006 Chicken Little: Ace in Action Runt[7]
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII Player[23]
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]
2007–12 Soulcalibur series Siegfried Schtauffen[1] Uncredited
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Enemy Soldiers
Too Human Aspel, Davin, Second Wolf, Male Civilian #1
2009–15 Resident Evil series Chris Redfield
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Duke, Lift-Ticket
Assassin's Creed II Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Final Fantasy XIII Cocoon Inhabitants
2010 Alice in Wonderland Tweedledee, Tweedledum
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers
Red Dead Redemption The Local Population
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Ezio Auditore da Firenze
2010–present Sonic the Hedgehog series Sonic the Hedgehog / Super Sonic, Wisp Announcer
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
Star Wars: The Old Republic Grik Sonosan, Heerimus, Nam-aK
2012 Soulcalibur V Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Captain America, Venom, Human Torch
2013 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
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 Riddler, Plovar, Sonic the Hedgehog, Frank the Foreman, The Lego Batman Movie Riddler
2016 Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Sakkra Advisor
2017 Star Wars Battlefront II Kylo Ren (Unmasked)
Super Smash Heroes Yuuki Minato / Lion Heart
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains B'Dg, Mister Miracle, Skeets, Orion
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sonic the Hedgehog / Super Sonic
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Corporal, CDA Officers, Trailer House Boy
Apex Legends Mirage
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Chick Gizzard Lips

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Behind The Voice Actors - Roger Craig Smith". Retrieved July 20, 2013. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
  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 "Roger Craig Smith SacAnime Convention". sacanime.com. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Download Marvel's Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United Now - News - Marvel.com". Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: First "Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts" Trailer Runs Wild". Comic Book Resources.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources.
  11. ^ "The Laws of the Universe Anime Film Casts Dylan McDermott, Jennifer Beals, Tom Kenny". Anime News Network. September 26, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  12. ^ Lam, Steve. "Batman Unlimited: Mechs Vs. Mutants Trailer Premieres". Bam! Smack! Pow!. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "The Avengers Protocol". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 1. May 26, 2013. Disney XD.
  14. ^ "Ghost of a Chance". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 3. July 7, 2013. Disney XD.
  15. ^ "Mojo World". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 18. March 9, 2014. Disney XD.
  16. ^ "Crime and Circuses". Avengers Assemble. Season 1. Episode 24. May 11, 2014. Disney XD.
  17. ^ "Thanos Rising". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 2. October 5, 2014. Disney XD.
  18. ^ "Small Time Heroes". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 16. April 28, 2015. Disney XD.
  19. ^ "Secret Avengers". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 17. May 5, 2015. Disney XD.
  20. ^ "Spectrums". Avengers Assemble. Season 2. Episode 21. July 12, 2015. Disney XD.
  21. ^ "Kingbreaker Pt. 1". Avengers Assemble. Season 5. Episode 19. February 10, 2019. Disney XD.
  22. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  23. ^ "Roger Craig Smith at the Internet Movie Database". Retrieved May 21, 2015.

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