Brad Swaile

Brad Swaile

Date Of Birth: Dec 26, 1976
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Voice Over Language: English

Popularity: 100th All Time, 146th This Week. *

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Interests/Skills: Singing, reading music, playing drums and guitar, swimming, skiing (cross country and powder), horseback riding (Western), skating (ice and roller), baseball, football, hockey, sailing, tennis, billiards, bowling, basketball, soccer, hacky sack.

Favorite Movie: Star Wars

Favorite Bands: Tool, Perfect Circle

Likes to appease Yaoi fangirls in various ways like flirting with Kirby Morrow.

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Credits On BTVA: 57 Roles from 52 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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Jared Delgado
said at 11:42 AM on Mon Aug 24 2015
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After watching half of the anime "Parasyte; the Maxin", I thought that Brad should have a shot at voicing Izumi Shinichi. What do you guys think?
said at 12:44 PM on Mon Aug 24 2015
@Jared Delgado it's being dubbed in Houston, so not really. I could see Chris Patton do Izumi though.
said at 10:30 AM on Mon Jul 6 2015
I like his voice for Maxwell from Hamtaro. A sound clip of that should be added. How do I add a sound clip? Or can only moderators do that?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:58 PM on Mon Jul 6 2015
@Kristo-Ham Yeah, only mods/admins can add content to the site.
said at 10:47 PM on Tue Jun 30 2015
Brad Swaile did say he was going to do anime project soon since ai watched a video of him in an interview at Ohayocon on YouTube.
said at 1:01 AM on Thu Jul 9 2015
@Jerico that project is B-Daman Firebast and some other project (Brad mentioned at that same convention that he's voicing as much as 8 characters, and 2 have been voiced by him in Fireblast, so the other 6 would come from some other series).
said at 10:45 PM on Tue Jun 30 2015
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Brad Swaile is one of my top 2 #1 favorite Canadian voice actors along with Tabitha St. Germain!
said at 12:44 PM on Sat Jun 20 2015
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One of the best, yet least prolific, male voice actors. I would love to hear him more often. He should come around to LA if he wants to continue voice acting; he would be guaranteed to be in everything.
said at 1:33 AM on Sun Jun 21 2015
@SNaG I guess, but he has as much as 5 LA equivalents to fill in his niches: Dave Wittenberg, Orion Acaba, Erik Kimerer, Todd Haberkorn and Johnny Yong Bosch.
said at 6:20 PM on Thu Nov 12 2015
@Domayv Orion and Dave don't do too much anime work these days, and I think a lot of people are getting tired of JYB being in everything.
said at 7:00 PM on Thu Nov 12 2015
@SNaG Orion's fairly new in Voice acting in general, having begun in the late 2000s. Also, he has done a handful of J-games so he will eventually be inclined to land in some more anime dubs in the future. Just look at Benjamin Diskin for instance.

In the case of Dave Wittenberg, he now does mostly prelay work and western games since the anime recession pretty much killed off his interest in anime and J-game dubs in general, plus there's the fact that he's union-only actor, and anime and J-games are largely nonunion (they also pay less compared to prelay and western games). In the dubbing community, he has now been succeeded by Grant George, Orion Acaba (Dave's closest successor), Sam Riegel, Erik Kimerer (I can describe him as a mixture of Johnny Yong Bosch and Spike Spencer) and Johnny Yong Bosch.

What I'm meaning to say is that if Brad Swaile were to go to LA for voiceover opportunities, not just for dubs but also prelay and western games, he would face fairly stiff competition. In the dubbing world, he would end up competing against Todd Haberkorn, Erik Kimerer and Johnny Yong Bosch. Prelay and western games are even tougher, as he would face competition from even more VAs, such as Yuri Lowenthal and Nolan North.
Jared Delgado
said at 5:23 AM on Fri Nov 13 2015
@Domayv So you're saying that all Brad can do is play it safe. Correct?
said at 1:48 PM on Fri Nov 13 2015
@Jared Delgado as of, kind off. plus with that inminent sag aftra strike against the game industry resulting in more games to Vancouver and others and less to LA, Brad could get some video games on his portfolio
said at 5:15 PM on Tue Jun 9 2015
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said at 1:22 AM on Thu Jun 4 2015
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I have got to meet Brad Swaile someday. He's one of my most faves!
said at 4:28 PM on Mon May 11 2015
I think that couldn't have found someone better to pull of Light Yagami's voice. The emotion you put into Light was amazing!
said at 7:38 PM on Fri Dec 26 2014
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Happy Birthday Brad Swaile I like best Lan Hikari from Megaman NT Warrior
said at 2:24 PM on Fri Dec 26 2014
Happy birthday, Brad.

Great work in roles like Light, Amuro, Rock and Jin Kazama.
said at 1:23 PM on Fri Dec 26 2014
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Happy birthday, Brad Swaile!

Loved your work as Lan and Gohan.
Jared Delgado
said at 4:20 AM on Fri Dec 26 2014
Happy Birthday, Brad, and thank you for the performances as Light Yagami, Setsuna, Rock, Nightcrawler (awesome german accent) and Harry Champ.
said at 12:20 PM on Sun Sep 21 2014
Since I've heard him as Kicker Jones first, I'll go with this comparison: Most of his roles that I've heard (and yes, even adult Gohan) sound like kicker in a way. Otaru Mamiya sounds just like kicker does, no difference at all.
Jared Delgado
said at 4:18 AM on Fri Dec 26 2014
@IamOptimusPrime2020 Well, to be fair, he's like the Canadian Todd Haberkorn.
said at 9:37 PM on Sat May 16 2015
@Jared Delgado Actually, he's more like the Canadian Dave Wittenberg
Jared Delgado
said at 7:06 AM on Tue Sep 9 2014
Does anyone else think that he can make justice for Funimation, on the off-chance that he decides to work there?
said at 12:49 PM on Wed May 21 2014
He's great as light and as riuuki from te story of saiunkoku
said at 8:41 PM on Tue Apr 22 2014
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Heard Brad Swaile in Black Lagoon! Freaking Brilliant voice acting performance!
said at 12:30 PM on Thu Dec 26 2013
Happy Birthday Brad Swaile
Lan: Ready Megaman Synchro Chip in Download in Crossfusion now
said at 1:10 AM on Thu Dec 26 2013
Happy Birthday Brad!
said at 8:25 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
Why does Light Yagami not have more votes -_-
said at 11:03 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight Well at least he's winning.
said at 10:58 AM on Tue Oct 15 2013
OK now we're talking.

said at 5:20 PM on Mon Oct 21 2013
@TheVengeanceKnight ...although I voted for Lan Hikari.

*gets shot by everyone ever*
said at 7:58 PM on Tue Oct 22 2013
@Metabad *pen scribbling sounds*

I kid, I kid. :-P
said at 6:12 AM on Sat May 4 2013
Light Yagami!!! ^_^
Mayl Sakurai
said at 8:18 PM on Sat Mar 16 2013
My friend Lan sounds like Sonic, Ash (Sarah Natochenney), and Sonic put together.
said at 12:15 AM on Wed Dec 26 2012
Happy Birthday Brad Swaile ^_^
said at 6:42 PM on Thu Sep 13 2012
I love how his voice can be whiney and innocent sounding (Kicker, Quatre, Amuro) and also sexy and sinister (Light, Setsuna)!
said at 11:24 PM on Wed Jun 27 2012
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You... You just rock... There's no other way of putting it... You just. Rock.
said at 8:48 PM on Wed Mar 14 2012
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I can see some new convention line requests material for Brad to be asked. Wouldn't surprise me if they were, "I shall show you fear...out of my way!" and asked to confess his love for Ling Xiaoyu. Poor Brad.
Madness Abe
said at 12:54 PM on Mon Dec 26 2011
Happy Birthday, Brad!
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Brad Swaile role? *
Light Yagami / Kira
55.2% (53 votes)
Rokuro "Rock" Okajima
13.5% (13 votes)
Amuro Ray
7.3% (7 votes)
Lan Hikari
5.2% (5 votes)
Jin Kazama
4.2% (4 votes)
Setsuna F. Seiei
3.1% (3 votes)
Nightcrawler / Kurt Wagner
2.1% (2 votes)
Gohan Son (Older)
2.1% (2 votes)
1.0% (1 votes)
1.0% (1 votes)
Sai Fujiwara
1.0% (1 votes)
1.0% (1 votes)
Kimba (Young)
1.0% (1 votes)
Noppo-kun / Maxwell
1.0% (1 votes)
Quatre Raberba Winner
1.0% (1 votes)
96 Total Votes
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Older Gohan
Older Gohan
Harry Champ
Harry Champ
Kimba the White Lion (Young)
Kimba the White Lion (Young)
Lan Hikari
Lan Hikari
Jin Kazama
Jin Kazama