Daran Norris

Daran Norris

Date Of Birth: Nov 1, 1964
Birth Place: Ferndale, Washington, USA

Popularity: 155th All Time, 127th This Week

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THE VOICES OF Daran Norris

Credits On BTVA: 280 Roles from 112 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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  • SHOWS
    (52)
  • MOVIES
    (21)
  • GAMES
    (37)
  • SHORTS
    (1)
  • RIDES
    (1)
  • NARRATION
    (1)

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HyperVoiceActing
said at 10:39 AM on Wed Dec 7 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
A really underappreciated voice actor IMO.

I really enjoy his performances as Venom, J Jonah Jameson, and Knock Out
Pancake_Scoodle
said at 3:33 PM on Sun Nov 13 2016
Daran Norris is one of my favorite VA of all time. His range and characters he plays are amazing. My favorite character he plays is Timmy's dad because that voice is the BEST and FUNNIEST voice I've ever heard from a cartoon. Of course FOP right now is being a FLOP because it sucks now, but Daran's roles in the show will always be the best
GreenGoblin75
said at 7:18 PM on Wed Nov 9 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Late Birthday Daran Norris!!!

Excellent as Venom, Mr Turner, Cosmo, Jorgen, Knock Out, The Chief, Chameleon, Francisco, J. Jonah Jameson, Leader, Durge, Cyclonus, G0-T0, Mysterio, & Gordy the Janitor!!!
train1996
said at 5:30 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
Hbd my main man I love your characters voices
andre34
said at 12:11 PM on Tue Nov 1 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy B-Day Count Spankulot and Vincent Volaju!
Travaughn13
said at 10:48 AM on Tue Nov 1 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Daran Norris! Happy Birthday Cosmo, Timmy's Dad & Jorgen!!
tmnisaac
said at 7:49 AM on Tue Nov 1 2016
Happy Birthday Daran Norris!
CelestialOuroboros
said at 5:44 AM on Tue Nov 1 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday, Daran Norris! Though I haven't seen much of the newer Fairly OddParents episodes - and don't exactly intend on doing given how that series grew off me - I do still like his performances in that show. Norris' first voice for Cosmo is better than the one he was told to utilize later on, and I thought the VA also did extremely well as Jorgen Von Strangle, Mr. Turner, and April Fool. Outside of FOP, my other favorite Norris roles include Mercurymon, Wingnut, J. Jonah Jameson, Venom, Count Spankulot, Dick Daring, Jack Smith, and... {drum roll} Gordy the Janitor.
LordTerminal
said at 6:53 PM on Sat Sep 24 2016
 1 Shout Out!
I forget who told me but apparently his earliest work was in the movie Hobgoblins. Yes, that Gremlins knock-off that MST3K tackled. Well at least his career took a turn for the better.
GreenGoblin75
said at 6:01 PM on Thu May 26 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
Daran Norris only having 193 favs?
DINKLEBERG!!!!
Twero
said at 4:29 PM on Wed Dec 30 2015
 1 Shout Out!
"Oh, he of fair eyes!"
~Piros
doodlebugfour
said at 2:08 PM on Tue May 10 2016
@Twero Oh god I remember Piros, he was somewhat annoying, but I'll admit Norris's performance made him funny as heck at the same time. XD
Fulgore2005
said at 5:18 AM on Thu Dec 3 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Daran Norris as the late, great Phil Hartman anybody?

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/jason-priestley-phil-hartman-movie-daran-norris-1201652147/
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 4:55 PM on Thu Dec 3 2015
@Fulgore2005 Wow... definitely going to check this out.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:06 PM on Mon Apr 4 2016
@Fulgore2005 Cosmo was actually originally a Phil Hartman impression.
Autovolt
said at 12:30 PM on Sun Nov 1 2015
 4 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Daran Norris!

The guys is an enigma. He's one of the few VA's to really do it all. Cartoons, Anime, Video Games and a decent amount of live-action roles too, plus he has an amazing vocal range. My favourite role has got to be Knock Out from Transformers Prime, it's not hard to see why Knock Out became the breakout character of the show, a hilarious, vain narcissist Decepticon medic with a hint of psycho in him. A good example of a classic archetype (like Tracks or Sunstreaker but with a Decepticon medic twist that hadn't been done before). I'm really hoping that Knock Out returns for RID next season because wouldn't that be a blast?

His range on The Fairly Odd Parents is where I grew up listening to him the most, even though I really dislike the show nowadays I can't hate any of Daran's roles or performances. It amazes that he did Cosmos, Mr. Turner and Jorgen Von Strangle. All distinct, funny and memorable roles.

I also loved his performances as Spottswoode, Vincent Volaju, Cowboy Andy Von de Oniyate, Alexander Lloyds, Mario, Mercurymon, Heavy Load, Red Alert, Cyclonus, Jack Smith, J. Jonah Jameson, Venom and his many other roles in the Spider-Man games.

I also remember him as Gordy the Janitor on Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide too, good times.
huzaifa_ahmed
said at 12:14 PM on Mon Apr 4 2016
@Autovolt "enigma"

His anime dubbing work may largely be attributed to his 1988-2012 marriage to Mary McGlynn.

Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, & Digimon Frontier were directed by Mary, & Ghost in the Shell & Ah My Goddess were dubbed at Animaze, where Bebop was recorded, & Tiger & Bunny only due to being Jamie Simone's cast.

Food for thought?

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Autovolt
said at 5:26 AM on Tue Nov 1 2016
A few weeks ago I happened to see him make a live-action appearance on The Real O'Neils as a game show announcer type. It was pretty cool seeing him there.

As for new voice roles, I really enjoyed his performance as Wingnut in TMNT, he did a great job emulating the Adam West Batman. I definitely would love to hear Daran take another stab at Batman someday.

Also I'm really hoping that he'll reprise Knock Out again for Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Who is still my favourite role of his to date.

Happy Birthday Daran Norris!
Shaun Ince
said at 6:40 AM on Sun Nov 1 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Daran Norris. Always enjoyed your work in Fairly Odd Parents & the various other cartoons that you've voice acted for.
tmnisaac
said at 4:47 AM on Sun Nov 1 2015
Happy Birthday Cosmo, Mr. Turner, Jorgen Von Strangle, Anti-Cosmo, Count Spankulot, and Knock Out.
Skeeter Mania
said at 5:38 AM on Wed Mar 23 2016
@tmnisaac As well as Gordy.
HK-47 master
said at 9:56 PM on Sat Oct 31 2015
I'm surprised that no one's wished him happy birthday yet.

Anyways; happy birthday, Daran Norris, voice of Knock Out, J. Jonah Jameson, and G0-T0.
HK-47 master
said at 12:03 AM on Fri Sep 4 2015
His voice for G0-T0 was really creepy.
HK-47 master
said at 11:28 PM on Tue Oct 13 2015
@Slick He's from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. He's a droid crime-lord.
doodlebugfour
said at 2:12 PM on Tue May 10 2016
@HK-47 master Daran was the best thing about GO-TO since he was both a nuisance and was redundant as a party member. Creepy Performance Indeed. can't say the same for his Watcher Manah in Drakengard though. XD
HK-47 master
said at 5:07 AM on Wed May 11 2016
@doodlebugfour Did you know that there was actually a scene cut from the game where HK kills G0-T0?
doodlebugfour
said at 7:29 PM on Sat May 14 2016
@HK-47 master Observation: I thought he would never die.

Thank you so much HK. If Kotor 2 wasn't Christmas rushed. A remake in the near future with updated visuals, combat, and full story content would be amazing tho.
HK-47 master
said at 9:33 PM on Sat May 14 2016
@doodlebugfour Sadly it seems that Disney and EA have pretty much destroyed all chance of that, unless it gets re-released on iPad like they did with the first KOTOR and is allowed to include the missing content.
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 7:48 PM on Wed Mar 25 2015
Nice seeing him in "iZombie" last week.
Pleebus
said at 1:46 PM on Wed Mar 11 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
He should voice Knuckles the Echidna
Zabel
said at 7:30 AM on Sat Dec 27 2014
After reading Bleach recently, I really hope the anime comes back because Daran Norris would make an awesome As Nodt.
OmegaRider99
said at 9:00 PM on Sat Nov 1 2014
Happy Birthday Mr.Norris voice of Mr.Turner say DINKLEBERG!!!!!!
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 7:34 PM on Sat Nov 1 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday to my favorite voice-actor of all time! Even though he's been my favorite VA for well over a year, I'm still continually surprised by his range as I hear more of his characters, and I think he still has far more to offer beyond what he's shown so far.

I would really like to see him get cast as more main characters in the future. I'm happy that he usually has a considerable amount of material even when a lot of his roles are side characters, but with his versatility he could easily play many more lead roles than he does.
DravenRoth994
said at 5:20 PM on Sat Nov 1 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Venom!!
SteelEthlan
said at 7:59 AM on Wed Oct 1 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
This guy in my opinion should be voicing King K. Rool in future Donkey Kong Series and Mario Spin Offs (If there's any game that was really fun to play).

Not only he voiced any other character that was serious, evil & threatening but also comical, over-the-top humorus & good. In fact, I thought he managed to balance out both good and evil in a serious and funny way (As other did too don't get me wrong). Who's with me?
SteelEthlan
said at 12:12 PM on Wed Dec 10 2014
@SteelEthlan Mmm I meant others and funny.
DreamMaster08X
said at 9:05 PM on Tue Mar 25 2014
 11 Shout Outs!
I just realized that in the 7 months I have been on this site, I had NOT favorited him until now.

Never have I been more ashamed in my entire life.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:16 PM on Wed Mar 26 2014
@DreamMaster08X *gasp* What?! Well it's a good thing you just did last night! If not, Knock Out would be performing surgery on you right about now!
Regomania
said at 5:28 PM on Fri Nov 1 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday, Daran.

You pushed me through my childhood with your characters, thanks!
Fulgore2005
said at 4:32 AM on Fri Nov 1 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday, Daran.

Undoubtedly one of the more versatile VS out there. All of his Spider-Man voices, Rei, Fairly Oddparents and many more.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:47 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday to my favorite VA! The range, the charisma, that darn Spottswoode voice of his I imitate so often, and just what an awesome performer. He seems to be having fun in just about every role of his I've heard! And that energy of his is something I consider an inspiration. In closing; I know the whole "Dinkleberg" thing, but I'm going to recite another line that should be infamous among his fans: SPIDER-WUSS! COME OUT AND PLAY!!!
OmegaRider99
said at 9:22 PM on Thu Oct 31 2013
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Mr.Norris best Cosmos,Timmy's Dad and Decepticon Knockout I like line say DINKLEBERG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ross123
said at 11:15 AM on Mon Oct 21 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
Loved his Cosmo voice + I grew up with Spiderman (2000) game in which he voiced half the characters. Keep up the good voices.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 12:04 PM on Fri Mar 15 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
I grew up with The Fairly OddParents and the Spider-Man PS1 games where he defined Venom for me and still did well with all his other roles in that game, where he was about a third of the cast. Like a lot of you guys on here, I have entertained the idea of pursuing voice acting as a career. I know it's a trickier business than some and I'm not quite aspiring to be one, but this man is definitely one of my true inspirations to even consider it.

Thank you for being a part of this business, Daran Norris. You are one of the greats.
Zabel
said at 5:05 AM on Wed Dec 12 2012
If the new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime gets dubbed he should voice Speedwagon
huyh
said at 6:08 PM on Thu Jan 17 2013
@Zabel yes yes yes he would be awesome
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 1:21 AM on Thu Nov 29 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
He should Voice Robocop.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:45 PM on Thu Nov 1 2012
 6 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday, Daran! He's got quite the range. I'd have never guessed that Cosmo, Timmy's Dad, and Jorgen were all one dude.
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 11:35 PM on Thu Nov 1 2012
@NCZ

Best of All, No Dinkleberg!
Metabad
said at 7:34 AM on Thu Nov 1 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday to the best voice for Venom!
Mr.Fennoy93
said at 1:16 AM on Thu Nov 1 2012
Happy Birthday!

DINKLEBERG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OmegaRider99
said at 12:29 AM on Thu Nov 1 2012
Happy Birthday Daran Norris also DINKLEBERG!!!!!!
BlankSlate
said at 10:03 AM on Thu Dec 1 2011
Cosmo is also Count Spankulot?! Wow!
Madness Abe
said at 10:52 PM on Tue Nov 1 2011
Happy birthday, Mr. Norris. And remember...DINKLEBERG!
satoshi
said at 8:10 PM on Sat Jun 4 2011
I must say it's pretty cool that he'll be playing Timmy's dad in the live action Fairly Oddparents' movie. I'm sure he'll be just as funny as his cartoon counterpart
mrcartoon
said at 7:48 PM on Sat Sep 17 2011
@satoshi i agree with you that was awesome he did. and he did great job too
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Daran Norris role? *
Knock Out
27.0% (24 votes)
Cosmo
22.5% (20 votes)
Venom
9.0% (8 votes)
J. Jonah Jameson
4.5% (4 votes)
Mr. Turner
4.5% (4 votes)
Mercurymon
3.4% (3 votes)
Anti-Cosmo
2.2% (2 votes)
Vincent Volaju
2.2% (2 votes)
G0-T0
2.2% (2 votes)
Spottswoode
2.2% (2 votes)
Dark Schneider
2.2% (2 votes)
Cowboy Andy Von de Oniyate
2.2% (2 votes)
Punisher / Frank Castle
1.1% (1 vote)
Gault Rennow
1.1% (1 vote)
Sakkakumon
1.1% (1 vote)
Rodyle
1.1% (1 vote)
Jorgen Von Strangle
1.1% (1 vote)
Genius Weissheit
1.1% (1 vote)
John Jameson
1.1% (1 vote)
X-49
1.1% (1 vote)
Pang De
1.1% (1 vote)
Lu Meng
1.1% (1 vote)
Jack Smith
1.1% (1 vote)
Mysterio / Quentin Beck
1.1% (1 vote)
Volf
1.1% (1 vote)
Rei
1.1% (1 vote)
89 Total Votes
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