Brian Drummond

Brian Drummond

Date Of Birth: Aug 10, 1969
Birth Place: Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada

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(On why he became a VA) "The lack of money as a stage actor. I also loved that fact that like stage, I could be almost anyone I wanted to be."

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Credits On BTVA: 423 Roles from 154 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
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said at 11:16 AM on Sun May 13 2018
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Darkness Dragon
said at 6:10 AM on Sun Jan 7 2018
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It would be cool for him to do more funimation dubs but Super was likely a once in a lifetime thing.
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:33 AM on Sun Dec 17 2017
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I can't believe Funimation got him to play Copy Vegeta in their dub of Dragon Ball Super.

That's just...just amazing! My favorite Vegeta against Sabat's Vegeta!
said at 2:01 AM on Sun Dec 17 2017
@8000 Saiyans Haven't watched Dragon Ball in years, but even I have to admit that that is awesome.
said at 8:18 PM on Sat Dec 16 2017
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He just appeared as Copy-Vegeta in DBS. Alongside Chris Sabat as the real Vegeta. January's gonna be a blast!
said at 8:16 PM on Sat Dec 16 2017
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I am happy he finally got to return to DB
said at 10:14 AM on Mon Nov 6 2017
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My top 10 fave roles from him are:
1. Ryuk (Death Note)
2. Vegeta (DBZ)
3. Jingle (Hamtaro)
4. Benny (Black Lagoon)
5. Streaky (Krypto the Superdog)
6. Jumpy Ghostface (Hero 108)
7. Carver (Storm Hawks)
8. Garu (Pucca)
9. Carrot Cake (MLP)
10. Axl (Lego Nexo Knights)
8000 Saiyans
said at 3:13 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
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What a voice actor this guy is. He can do high-pitched voices (Vegeta), gruff voices (Wolverine), monstrous voices (Ryuk) and smooth voices (Zechs). Besides, he can be delightfully over-the-top in roles such as Jetstorm.

He's just that good. One of the best voice actors that Vancouver has.
said at 12:43 PM on Thu Aug 10 2017
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Happy birthday, Brian!
said at 9:09 AM on Thu Aug 10 2017
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Happy birthday, Brian.
said at 6:51 AM on Thu Aug 10 2017
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This is your last chance! No more Mr. Nice Guy - because if you don't cough up that birthday, I'm going to crush you like a grape in the palm of my hand! You understaaAAAAAAAnd?!
said at 6:41 AM on Thu Aug 10 2017
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Happy Birthday Brian Drummond!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Ryuk (Death Note)
2.) Jetstorm (Beast Machines)
3.) Jetfire (Transformers: Cybertron)
4.) Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
5.) Hayato Shingu (Project ARMS)
6.) Benny (Black Lagoon)
7.) Allen Schezar (The Vision of Escaflowne)
8.) Shockblast (Transformers: Energon)
9.) Wolverine/James Howlett/Logan (Astonishing X-Men)
10.) Renkotsu (InuYasha)

I find it rather amusing he's currently playing a character called Face 9000 on Ready Get Go! I mean I know its obviously based on HAL 9000 but whenever I think of 9000, I immediately go to the classic Over 9000 scene from Ocean's dub of DBZ. I mean it's probably just a coincidence but it's still a funny one.

Good to see, one of my personal favourite Vancouver VA's still getting so much consistent work, wish a lot more of my other favourites had the fortune Brian has.

*Finger Crossed He'll Do a TFCon one day*
said at 12:39 PM on Sat Jul 15 2017
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Brian is one of Vancouver best VA'S he great as Garu, Zechs Marquisse, Benny, Allen Schezar, Hayato Shingu, Tiger of the wind, Venom, Jetstorm, Streaky, Blake, Wolverine, Vegeta, and Ryuk
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Dec 22 2016
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Holy crap. He looks like Billy Mays with that beard!
said at 3:39 PM on Tue Jan 3 2017
@SecretJustin1130 "Hi Brian Drummond here with the Power-Scouter 9000!"
said at 8:28 AM on Mon Dec 19 2016
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Jesus, that beard..!
Shaun Ince
said at 8:49 AM on Mon Dec 19 2016
@Ghosty404 I believe he's had that beard for a good few years now.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:41 AM on Mon Dec 19 2016
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I'm liking that new picture for Drummond.
Shaun Ince
said at 3:22 PM on Wed Sep 14 2016
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Brian Drummond, the sole person behind the Over 9000 meme & one of Vancouver's finest talents.
said at 2:20 PM on Thu Aug 25 2016
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It's over 9000!!!
said at 3:32 AM on Thu Aug 11 2016
Happy belated birthday, Brian.
said at 9:03 PM on Wed Aug 10 2016
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Happy birthday Brian Drummond the Canadian Steve Blum

He is among Vancouver's finest and most seasoned VAs, no contest. He has such an extensive range, going from cyre young boys, to prideful villains, to deep sounding and scary monsters, and an extensive amount of experience to back it up.

His two star roles, are, without a doubt, Vegeta and Ryuk. Brian captures the arrogance and pride that emanates from him near-flawlessly. He did, after all, originate the "IT'S OVER 9000" meme. That's not to say Chris Sabat's performance was any less better. He stll did a pretty good Vegeta. Sadly, however, like with the rest of the Vancouver dub, his performanxe began to decline. Once the Ocean dub of DBZ Kai comes out (come on, [as], finish up that broadcast), I can't wait for him to become golden as him once again.
For a fun fact, if Mahoromatic and Fate series were done in Vancouver, he would make a pretty good Toh Ryuuga and Gilgamesh, respectively; the former being a foil to Mahoro and also a prideful warrior from the antagonists who later on joins the heroes, and the latter being an insane egomaniac. In fact, Drummond would make an even better fit for him than what Grant George and David Vincent could have ever done.

For Ryuk, Drummond adds more layers to him and makes a much more fitting perfomance for him than the JP VA's take, playing up his creepy, terrifying, and dissonant nature.

His performance as Wolverine would eventually make him his third star role, sounding almost like Steve Blum's take. If Marvel brings more productions to Vancouver, I would love to see him get more shots as him.

He's had so many roles that listing every noteworthy role from him would make this entry one heck of a doorstopper but I can nail down some notable roles: Benny, Jetfire, Heero Yuy, Milliardo Peacecraft, Kurt Wylde, Yajirobe, Knuckles, Blurr, Hayato Shingu, Joyce B. Moreno, Saito, Allen Schezar, Merihim/Shiro, Venom, Crimson Dynamo, Jimothy Cuberge, Fujitaka Kinomoto, Yasushi Takagi, Renkotsu, Kageromaru, Venom and many, many more.
said at 7:08 PM on Wed Aug 10 2016
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Happy Birthday to the Amazing Brian Drummond!!!! One of my favorite Canada VAs. He rocks as Wolverine, Ryuk, Vegeta, Yamu, Pikkon, Jetstorm, Blurr, Shockblast, Jetfire, & Venom!!!
said at 6:48 PM on Wed Aug 10 2016
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Happy Birthday, Brian "OVER 9,000" Drummond! In spite of how dated and overused that meme ended up being later on, there was a reason that mistranslated line became popular when it did - and Drummond's delivery as Vegeta, Prince of All Saiyans was the icing on the cake there. The VA worked really well for the character when he was a smug villain. Not only does Drummond possess a wide range, he's also one of those voice actors where there's just no pigeonholing him. Aside from his Vegeta earlier on in DBZ, my other favorite Brian Drummond roles include Jumpy Ghostface, HighRoller, Ryuk, Streaky, Wolverine/Logan, and Jack Cisco.
Shaun Ince
said at 10:29 AM on Wed Aug 10 2016
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Happy Birthday.
said at 6:21 AM on Wed Aug 10 2016
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Happy Birthday Brian Drummond!
said at 7:52 AM on Tue Jul 5 2016
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The man's performance as Hayato Shingu was absolutely insane! Guy hit a whole new level of rage I've never heard him do before! It was amazing! XD Definitely my favorite role he's done so far!
said at 8:55 PM on Wed May 25 2016
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It's funny how he looks so mean & tough in that picture, but he seems like a really nice guy. LOL. Great VA BTW.
said at 8:12 PM on Wed Dec 16 2015
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ITS OVER 9000!
said at 4:38 PM on Sun Nov 8 2015
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The perfect and definitive Ryuk, and even though he's not my favorite, you have to love how smugly he voiced Vegeta.
said at 4:17 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
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Happy Birthday, Ryuk!!
said at 2:16 PM on Mon Aug 10 2015
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Happy Birthday Brian Drummond!

He is without a doubt my all-time favourite VA currently based in Vancouver. The range and the many kinds of characters he has played over the last twenty years is nothing short of amazing.

Ryuk from Death Note is by far his finest performance to date and my favourite character of his. He had added so much more to the role, giving him a far more fitting gruff, creepy and even scarier sounding voice than the Japanese voice. I love how he performed his more humorous moments from especially his obsession with apples.

However its not my only favorite of his, there is also his work as Vegeta in Oceans dub of DBZ. I loved the intensity and energy he put in to the role. He nailed all of The Prince of All Saiyans angry fits of rages at the beginning of the series especially when he started off as a villain. Its OVER 9000! Is without a doubt one of my all-time favourite moments in anime history and to this date only Brian does this perfectly. I mean do not get me wrong Christopher Sabat is a pretty great Vegeta himself but he has never pulled off Over 9000 as well as Brian does. Unfortunately as the Ocean dub went on his performance started to deteriorate a bit which is a shame since he started off amazingly. I am hoping with Oceans dub of Kai if it ever does come out, he will truly shine in the role once again.

I also loved his other performances including Wolverine, Jetstorm, Jetfire, Jolt, Blurr, Shockblast, Zechs Marquisse, Hayato Shingu, Allen Schezar, Benny, Wentzel Ahbe, Renkotsu, Kageromaru, Juromaru, Shiro/Merihim, Streaky, Keo, Venom, Yamu and his many other roles on shows like My Little Pony, Megaman NT Warrior, Gundam 00 and well just about everything else. Its pretty amazing that Brian can play the some of the scariest and most evil characters in some shows and then play really cartoony and even cute characters in others. Truly he is one of the all-time greats.
said at 3:43 AM on Wed Aug 10 2016
It's great that he's been given more opportunities to voice Wolverine in numerous Marvel Knights motion comics, the more I hear him as Logan, the more badass he sounds. He's definitely tied with Steve Blum as my favourite Wolverine. I hope he gets a chance to voice Wolverine in a cartoon down the line, much like Steve has done numerous times.

Then there's his work in The Inhumans motion That is some of Brian's best work right there. He is absolutely amazing as Maximus, he really pulls off the power mad monarch perfectly, and his performance was glorious hammy and over the top. Him playing Gorgon was a nice change of pace for him, playing Gorgon who usually tends to have a deep voice with a lighter and gruffer sounding voice, at first it's a bit strange for the character but he really gives Gorgon a personality, that throaty voice and that laugh really sold me on the character and performance. He was very fun in the role. Lockjaw is also another great example of his range, almost sounding like he could potentially work as Scooby-Doo some day.

It was a bit weird but still interesting hearing him as Iron Fist and Mr. Fantastic and they didn't have that major of a role in the comics they were in but he got the job done and it fit the context they were in.

I also thought it was cool they got him to voice match another Steve Blum role, Zeb Orrelios in Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales. He absolutely nailed him despite the limited material he had to work with. I do hope he and the other Ocean VA's that voice matched the Star Wars Rebels VA's get another shot in a future Lego Star Wars series. Brian was fantastic much like Steve is in the role.

His performances in the show Dinotrux were excellent, once again he gets to show off his range quite nicely.

and while he didn't get to reprise Ryuk for the live-action Death Note series, it was very nice of him to give Willem Dafoe his blessing and his approval on taking over the role, and yes Willem is an awesome choice for Ryuk, realistically I would vote for Brian in the inevitable voice compare.

Now if only we could finally get to hear his Vegeta in the Ocean dub of DBZ Kai, almost 5 to 6 years.....Still Waiting!!!!

Anyways Happy Birthday Brian Drummond, one of my all-time favourite Ocean VA's.
said at 9:43 AM on Mon Aug 10 2015
Happy Birthday Vegeta, Jetstorm, Tiger of the Wind, Jingle from Hamtaro, Stinkor, Streaky, Benny, Ryuk, HighRoller, Carrot Cake, Ahuizotl, Mr. Bald, and L-Zard.
Lizzy Heeley
said at 2:14 AM on Tue Jun 9 2015
WHHHAAAAT! hwe voiced the dumb guy Nick in barbie
said at 10:02 AM on Mon Aug 18 2014
said at 11:03 PM on Sun Aug 10 2014
happy (late) birthday Brian!
said at 9:49 AM on Sun Aug 10 2014
Happy Birthday, Ahuizotl.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:37 AM on Sun Aug 10 2014
Happy birthday.
said at 7:54 PM on Thu Aug 7 2014
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Over 9000!
said at 12:09 AM on Thu Apr 3 2014
whoa, holy **** he voiced Vegeta?!!! dang, there are so many Drummond's lol JK!!! you may think I'm crazy with my theory I have. but I think Ryan and Brian could be related and might not even know it. like maybe cousins. I don't know. in today's day and age with all the DNA technology that's out anything is possible now.
said at 8:01 AM on Thu Apr 3 2014
I think they would have done so when they were originally asked if for no other reason then to stop that rumor cold. After all, they know better than any of us.
said at 12:02 PM on Thu Nov 21 2013
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said at 9:12 PM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Happy Birthday Brian Drummond!
said at 7:00 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Happy Birthday once again Brian Drummond, hope you have a good one.
said at 10:57 PM on Fri Aug 9 2013
Happy B-Day Brian Drummond!

Great job as Venom and Garu.
said at 2:48 PM on Thu Jan 24 2013
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Brian Drummond was so awesome for confirming all those voices on his Twitter recently. Thanks, Brian!
said at 8:04 PM on Thu Dec 20 2012
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Brian Drummond is an awesome voice actor, my favorite of his are Vegeta, Ryuk, and Zechs Marquisse. I also had the pleasure of meeting him in person and let me say that he is an awesome guy. Keep up the good work Brian and hope to see you in more shows.
said at 7:37 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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Happy Birthday to Brian Drummond, my favourite Vegeta voice!
Madness Abe
said at 12:15 PM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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Happy Birthday, Brian!
said at 7:18 AM on Fri Aug 10 2012
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Happy birthday, Brian.

It's over 9000!
said at 12:03 AM on Sun Jan 8 2012
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his vegeta not really my fav mine is chris sabat but i guess i could give em some credit.
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Who's your favorite Brian Drummond role? *
41.5% (51 votes)
11.4% (14 votes)
5.7% (7 votes)
Wolverine / Logan
5.7% (7 votes)
4.1% (5 votes)
Zechs Marquisse
4.1% (5 votes)
3.3% (4 votes)
2.4% (3 votes)
Tiger of the Wind
2.4% (3 votes)
1.6% (2 votes)
Doctor Hooves
1.6% (2 votes)
Yasushi 'Yasu' Takagi
1.6% (2 votes)
1.6% (2 votes)
1.6% (2 votes)
1.6% (2 votes)
Allen Schezar
0.8% (1 vote)
Knuckles the Echidna
0.8% (1 vote)
Hayato Shingu
0.8% (1 vote)
Kurt Wylde
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Floyd Minton
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Double Diamond
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Carrot Cake
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
123 Total Votes
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