Derek Stephen Prince

Derek Stephen Prince

Date Of Birth: Feb 5, 1969
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA

Popularity: 142nd All Time, 168th This Week

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THE VOICES OF Derek Stephen Prince

Credits On BTVA: 182 Roles from 128 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 1

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said at 8:27 PM on Fri Mar 9 2018
"How many you have to keep... I don't need any tools... Jeez... Why don't you get it yet...? You stayed by my side...all this time... Why don't you get it...? I never needed...a sword...or a shield... I never needed...a tool... S-so... You didn't...need to become a tool... You just needed to be yourself... I... I never wanted a tool! I just wanted you! Only you! Wh-Why!? Why couldn't you understand!? We've always been together, ever since we were kids!

I am the supreme leader of evil, so it's obvious my personality would be twisted. The more you suffer, the more I enjoy it. There are people in this world who spread grief and misery for no reason than the thrill of it! And I'm one of those people. Nothing pleases me more than inflicting pain on others!
said at 7:08 PM on Mon Feb 5 2018
Happy birthday, Derek!
said at 8:48 AM on Mon Feb 5 2018
Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!
said at 6:43 AM on Mon Feb 5 2018
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Going off the clips I've watched of the BZ!/Toonami Asia version for Dragon Ball Super, he's quite tight as Freeza. Derek was someone I honestly pictured voicing this tyrant for a while now, and it's good to hear this guy was cast as the character for that particular English dub.

Happy 49th Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Dec 5 2017
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Not going to lie I really like his work for Danganronpa. Both his Fuyuhiko and Oma were perfect (I know I said earlier that I disliked his Oma but it grew on me a lot within time). I just hope that he returns as Oma should another Anime spin-off come out featuring the character (an anime based on the Ultimate Talent Development Plans would be nice).
said at 8:33 PM on Wed Oct 18 2017
His voice over in Danganronpa is PHENOMENAL! Especially his role as Kokichi, which I think is the best performance in V3
said at 10:35 AM on Sat Oct 21 2017
@TrueMyriad Eh. I didn't really like his Oma, but his Fuyuhiko was indeed perfect. He nailed every angle and moment the character had whether or not the character was throwing a cursing fit, calling everyone a bastard, realizing that the person who he had loved since childhood was going to die because of his actions, pleading them not to leave him, brushing it off and ultimately becoming stronger in order to survive to learning that everything was really just a game and finally the moment when he overcame his despair in order to beat Junko and see Peko again. He truly made him a human character who you could sympathize with and root for. I honestly think that might be the reason his Oma rubs me the wrong way. As someone mentioned earlier Kokichi is a 'troll' sort of character who wasn't to be sympathized with and took everything with a laugh while Fuyuhiko was just so relatable and human, so hearing his voice come out of Oma's mouth might have made me feel a little awkward.
said at 9:00 AM on Mon Aug 21 2017
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I've been seeing Derek's name abbreviated as DSP so much that it got me thinking...

Bugged Quincy mechanics anyone?
said at 9:37 PM on Tue May 30 2017
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I can only hope he does phenomenal as Freeza. He's just such a great choice for Freeza & I daresay he might possibly rival Chris Ayres. Wendee Lee's direction is a zinger, & even if they're starting off doing FUNi impressions, you couldn't do with a better base than Chris Ayres. I'm cautiously optimistic, & I'm definitely crossing my fingers. Good luck, man.
said at 1:50 PM on Sat Jun 3 2017
@huzaifa_ahmed too bad its not wendee but still right on evrything else
said at 6:28 PM on Sat Apr 1 2017
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Derek one talented voice actor great as Ken Ichijouji, Veemon, Shino, Elgar, Guts, Keitarou, Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu, and Uryu Ishida
said at 8:36 AM on Sun Feb 19 2017
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Happy belated B-Day Derek Stepehn Prince!!

I was introduced to his voice work in Digimon when I was kid

My top 30 Derek Stephen Prince va roles:

1. DemiDevimon, Digitamamon, Piedmon, Ken, Veemon Exveemon, Impmon and Beelzemon, Grumblemon, Gigasmon, Dynasmon (Digimon)
2. Vexen (Kingdom Hearts)
3. Lin (Cowboy Bebop)
4. Arashi Nagase (Paradise Kiss)
5. Tom John (Yukikaze)
6. Takaya Sakaki and Naoki Konishi (P3/P4)
7. Tochirou (Gun Frontier)
8. Guts (Kill La Kill)
9. Lippo (Hunter x Hunter)
10. Oswald (Odin Sphere)
11. Artenborough Cortich (Gurren Lagann)
12. Selim (D.Gray Man)
13. Zazi The Beast (Trigun)
14. Stan (Doraemon)
15. Dr. Rudy Gillen (Monster)
16. Taito Magatsu (Blade of the Immortal)
17. George Tatsunami (s-CRY-ed)
18. Little Deyzuna (Redline)
19. Barroch (Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen)
20. Hugo (Shin Megami Tensei IV)
21. Sabao (Blood Lad)
22. Chung (Planetes)
23. Gene (Arc The Lad)
24. Crowley (Mars Daybreak)
25. Phantom (Mar)
26. Tomonoshin (Samurai Champloo)
27. Koji (Time Of Eve)
28. Sulfur Pot (Accel World)
29. Reiji Shiratori (Blue Exorcist)
30. Leonardo Bello, Hans Nilsen, Eugene and Carlton (Trauma Center: New Blood)
said at 8:09 PM on Sun Feb 5 2017
Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!!

I always enjoyed his incredible performances on the titles he's involved in and was one of the few voice actors in anime I grew up listening to when "Digimon" aired on Saturday mornings.

My top 10 favorite roles from him are:

1. Impmon (Digimon Tamers)
2. Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
3. Veemon (Digimon Adventure 02)
4. Ken (Digimon Adventure 02)
5. Shino Aburame (Naruto)
6. Guts (Kill la Kill)
7. Artenborough Cortich (Gurren Lagann)
8. Lippo (Hunter x Hunter)
9. Ty (Pokemon Generations)
10. Reiji Shiratori (Blue Exorcist)
said at 3:35 PM on Sun Feb 5 2017
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Happy Birthday DSP

The Ken/Uryu joke comparison never gets old, nor did your presence in PR and Digimon.
said at 12:58 PM on Sun Feb 5 2017
Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!
said at 7:22 AM on Sun Feb 5 2017
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Happy Birthday, Derek Stephen Prince! As far as VAs associated with the world of anime go, his voice was one of my favorites to hear growing up, and I still can't get enough of him to this very day. My favorite Derek performances consist of Uryu Ishida, Guts, Little Deyzuna, Reiji Shiratori, Sulfur Pot, Vexen, Lippo, Attenborough Cortitch, Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu, Ken Ichijouji, Impmon/Beelzemon, Sabao, Ichiro Binkan, George Tatsunami, and Hiroki/Jake.
said at 6:28 AM on Sun Feb 5 2017
Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince.
said at 4:16 AM on Sun Feb 5 2017
Once again, happy birthday, Derek. You were one of my childhood favorites, and you still are.
said at 4:09 AM on Sun Feb 5 2017
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Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!

My top 10 favourite roles from him are:

1.) Dr. Rudy Gillen (Monster)
2.) Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
3.) Artenborough Cortich (Gurren Lagann)
4.) Guts (Kill La Kill)
5.) Ken (Digimon Adventure 02)
6.) Veemon (Digimon Adventure 02)
7.) Impmon (Digimon Tamers)
8.) Mondo Ooya (Mon Colle Knights)
9.) Reiji Shiratori (Blue Exorcist)
10.) Sulfur Pot (Accel World)
said at 7:55 AM on Mon Feb 5 2018
Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!

My top 10 *UPDATED* favourite roles from him are:

1.) Dr. Rudy Gillen (Monster)
2.) Uryu Ishida (Bleach)
3.) Artenborough Cortich (Gurren Lagann)
4.) Guts (Kill La Kill)
5.) Freeza (Dragon Ball Super)
6.) Ken (Digimon Adventure 02)
7.) Veemon (Digimon Adventure 02)
8.) Impmon (Digimon Tamers)
9.) Mondo Ooya (Mon Colle Knights)
10.) Reiji Shiratori (Blue Exorcist)

Holy Crap! Derek made for a pretty darn good Freeza all things considered. Yeah sure the Bang Zoom dub of Super probably didn't need to exist and was definitely a lacking in effort project by the higher ups at the studio but at the same time, it was interesting to hear new VA's in it and having Derek voice Freeza was one of the major highlights. Massive props to Derek for not copying Chris Ayres rendition and went in a more unique and different route as the Ressurection 'F' arc progressed. I really enjoyed how he portrayed the more unhinged Freeza from this arc which really helped him stand out from his other English Freeza counterparts. It's a shame the dub is most likely cancelled and will not progress further (which is understandable) but I would love to hear more of Derek as Freeza. I'd probably rank him 3rd on my English Freeza voices after Chris Ayres and Daman Mills respectively.

I'm also really excited to hear him voice Iggy in Jojo's Bizarre Adventures: Stardust Crusaders. Ever since he was cast as Guts in Kill la Kill, my first thought was THEY GOTTA USE DSP FOR HIM! Needless to say, they didn't disappoint. It shouldn't be too long until his debut appearance in the Toonami run of the dub though the real meat of Iggy's character comes in the Pet Shop episode and I cannot wait to hear him voice him in those episodes.
said at 8:30 PM on Thu Nov 17 2016
We need more Derek Stephen Prince. Shame he hasn't been as active as he was in the early 2000s.

His Beelzemon was brilliant.
Darkness Dragon
said at 4:06 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
I did not realize how many characters he voiced in lots of shows I have seen. Anyway my favorite roles are from Digimon as Ken,pidmon ,Impmon and Beezlemon
said at 8:44 PM on Fri Feb 5 2016
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Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!!

He does an incredible job voicing so many characters for almost 20 years. My favorite roles from him are his various roles in Digimon (Impmon, Ken Ichijouji, Veemon, DemiDevimon, etc..) that I enjoy watching as a kid, Uryu Ishida (Bleach), Shino Aburame (Naruto), Guts (Kill la Kill), Aretenborough Koachicchi (Gurren Lagann), to name a few.

Even though he has been used quite often in recent years, It's nice to see that he continues to gain more voice over work in Anime and hope he continues this trend further.
said at 3:07 AM on Fri Feb 5 2016
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Happy Birthday Derek! you did a great job making Takaya the villain you truly love to hate. and you also sounded pretty cool as Takeharu Kirijo and made really did a great job with Naoki Konishi's sympathetic character.
said at 2:25 AM on Fri Feb 5 2016
Happy birthday, Derek.
said at 9:09 PM on Tue May 26 2015
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This guy is fantastic! Uryu and Ken from Digimon! XD
Jared Delgado
said at 12:13 PM on Thu Feb 5 2015
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Happy Birthday, Prince, a.k.a., an actor that doesn't cease to amuse me.
said at 7:57 AM on Thu Feb 5 2015
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Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince.

He really shines at voicing cold intelligent nerds like Uryu Ishida in Bleach and playing wacky comical characters like Aretenborough Koachicchi in Gurren Lagann, the fact he's voicing Guts in Kill la Kill is amusing in its own right and he's one of the few actors who (IMO) delivered great performances in Saban's Digimon dubs.
said at 10:18 AM on Fri Feb 5 2016
In Addition to his performances as Uryu Ishida, Aretenborough Koachicchi, Guts, and his many roles in Digimon.....

He was also excellent as Reiji Shiratori, Zazie the Beast, Koji, Lin, Sabao and then there's my personal favourite role of his Dr. Rudy Gillen from Monster. Dr. Gillen was definitely a different type of role for him to do and yet he pulled it off excellently.

Happy Birthday Derek Stephen Prince!
Jared Delgado
said at 6:30 PM on Sat Dec 20 2014
In spite of him hardly performing any well-known characters he puts his heart and soul into each role. I wonder how he got the gig on D-Gray Man.
said at 7:42 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
(laughing because of his Kill la kill voice he's gonna be doing.)
said at 6:53 PM on Sun Jun 1 2014
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I freaking love Derek! He's so funny and cool!
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said at 3:40 PM on Mon Apr 28 2014
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Has he been in every Digimon series?
said at 7:45 AM on Thu Apr 7 2016
@Music Meister He wasn't in Data Squad.
said at 3:15 PM on Mon Apr 28 2014
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I can't wait for him to be in Dangan Ronpa 2:Goodbye Despair.
said at 12:23 AM on Wed Feb 5 2014
Happy Birthday!
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Derek Stephen Prince role? *
Uryu Ishida
23.5% (28 votes)
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu
17.6% (21 votes)
Shino Aburame
12.6% (15 votes)
10.9% (13 votes)
Ken Ichijouji
6.7% (8 votes)
5.0% (6 votes)
3.4% (4 votes)
3.4% (4 votes)
Kokichi Oma
2.5% (3 votes)
Reiji Shiratori
2.5% (3 votes)
Takaya Sakaki
1.7% (2 votes)
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Dr. Rudy Gillen
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Little Deyzuna
0.8% (1 vote)
Sulfur Pot
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Keisuke Yuuki
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
0.8% (1 vote)
Zazie the Beast
0.8% (1 vote)
119 Total Votes
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