Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Date Of Birth: Oct 18, 1967
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Popularity: 171st All Time, 196th This Week

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Favorite Role: Gourry (Slayers) + James (Pokemon) (tie)

Favorite Anime Character: Mark from G-Force

Favorite Author: Burroughs

His voice acting excellence has also earned him the job of voice directing, often while playing one or more characters on the same show.

His voice for May's Squirtle in Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon was from an archive clip. He had no actual participation in the dub like the rest of the 4Kids voice actors.

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said at 10:41 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
He is Brock no one else.
said at 3:39 AM on Wed Oct 19 2016
Happy belated birthday, Eric.
said at 9:05 PM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy Birthday Eric Stuart!!!

My favorite role of his is Seto Kaiba in the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters. He was great there with his cool whispery voice that suited the nature of such an intense character. Unfortunately, his performance kinda declined as the show went on, becoming more gruff, raspy, and shouty. He was still pretty good, but I'm happy it's seeming like he's going closer to his original voice for the new movie.

He was also great as Brock & James in Pokemon, bringing two great, distinct voices for these two great characters. He brought so much personality to both of them and made a great dub even better.

He was also great as Flint, Dexter, and his many other auxiliary voices in Pokemon. His auxiliary roles such as Gansley, Fortune Salim, Para, Dox, and many others were also great in Yu-Gi-Oh.

I also enjoyed his performances as Meta Knight, Hi-Tech, Hamato Yoshi, Les Galagoogoo, Gourry Gabriev, & the narrator in 4Kids One Piece.
said at 10:37 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
Eric Stuart, the Pokémon's voice actor's birthday, best known as Brock, James, Bass (Butch), and many more
said at 10:11 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy Birthday, Eric Stuart!

I'd have to agree with HylianBelmont that my favorite and best role from him was also Brock from Pokemon: he managed to make him a really down to Earth and earnest character in the English dub, and as far as I'm concerned, no one else has quite matched the passion & sheer effort he brought to that role. I also really enjoyed him as James, and I feel he was far superior to his successor in that role as well. I prefer how his Seto Kaiba sounded in the first two dub seasons & the Pyramid of Light Movie before it started getting more... shout-y, but to be fair, at any rate I preferred it over his Odex counterpart, and from what I'm hearing in the trailer for the upcoming film, it seems like he's going back to his older take, so I'm looking forward to that.

Even though his voice is somewhat recognizable, I have to say I've always been impressed by the sheer range of voice Eric could do. I'd never have guessed Meta Knight, Brock, James, Para, and Butch were done by the same person at all, actually, they sound very different from each other.

All in all, to me he was one of the best talents to come from NYC, and he's also a fairly nice guy from what I saw of him raising money to help his band member with cancer online & talking to children at his local library about how the acting process worked.
said at 8:03 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy Birthday Eric Stuart!
said at 3:37 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy Birthday Eric Stuart!

I think his best role is probably Brock from Pokemon honestly. He made him such a lovable guy with how he performed him! I also loved his Kaiba, but I preferred how he sounded in the first season as opposed to the later ones. It was a MUCH more fitting voice in my opinion. That being said he was still a good fit for the role and I'm very excited to hear how he sounds in the new film!

His Bastion was also pretty awesome. Giving him a very natural and intelligent-sounding voice. It's just a shame that Bastion's character never got the respect he deserved after the Shadow Riders arc...

I also loved his performances as Titan, Dik Dik Van Dik, Mac Metaphor, Sargent Muscle, King Muscle (although this is another case where I preferred his season one voice) Blocks, James, Gourry, Meta Knight, Marco and Kemo!
said at 2:27 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy Birthday, Eric Stuart! My all-time favorite Stuart role is actually a tie between Seto Kaiba and Brock, though he did great as James, Gourry Gabriev, and Bastion Misawa as well. Probably one of the best voice actors to have ever been associated with 4Kids in any shape or form.
said at 12:21 PM on Mon Oct 3 2016
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said at 12:01 PM on Sat Oct 8 2016
You could probably throw a picnic with all the food the Pokemon dubs have used to censor various fruits, vegetables, and rice balls over the years: donuts, veggies, berries, and sandwiches actually sounds like a pretty good lunch.
said at 6:28 PM on Fri Sep 30 2016
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Definitely the best Brock and James, hands down, his voice acting was excellent for a 4Kids dub (not that I think 4Kids did bad with Pokemon: in fact, I actually prefer their version over TPCi's dub).

As mangled as Yu-Gi-Oh's 4Kids dub is by comparison, he also did a pretty good job as Seto Kaiba as well, and I'm glad he's going to be back for the new Yu-Gi-Oh Movie.
said at 8:23 PM on Fri Jun 10 2016
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Eric had many good roles such as Brock, James, Dexter, Squirtle, Hi-Tech, Para/Dox, but my favorite is DEFINITELY Seto Kaiba. He was awesome in that role.
said at 3:39 AM on Thu Apr 28 2016
Has he come out of retirement & back into voice acting?
Joel the Pokekid
said at 6:55 PM on Tue Apr 19 2016
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I hope he returns to voice acting in LA dubbed anime like Rachael Lillis, Mayan Holingshead and Tara Sands did.
Skeeter Mania
said at 9:38 PM on Thu May 26 2016
@Joel the Pokekid Apologize for the tangent, but I didn't notice Rachael doing voice work since 2011. What does she do now?
Joel the Pokekid
said at 4:10 PM on Thu Jun 2 2016
@Skeeter Mania She returned in the new Fate/Stay Night and is also working on the new HunterxHunter.
said at 12:35 AM on Sun Dec 27 2015
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In hindsight, I think Eric was one of 4Kids' best voice actors. He really made Brock, James, and Seto Kaiba his own, and I honestly don't think I can really ever forget the character and distinct voices he gave all three of them. I can understand why he moved to focus on his family, though, New York's really not what it used to be in terms of the dubbing scene there.
said at 7:28 PM on Thu Dec 24 2015
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One of 4Kids more hit and miss actors he was generally better in Pokemon than as human on my side of the territory though his other non Pokemon roles are cool

My favourites are Gourry and Meta Knight
said at 11:59 PM on Sat Dec 26 2015
I thought he was one of their best, but hey, that's the beauty of opinions I guess.
said at 5:05 PM on Fri Nov 6 2015
Happy B-lated B-day, Mr. Eric!
said at 1:42 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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Happy Birthday Eric Stuart!

He was without a doubt one of the best VA's in the 4Kids talent pool, no matter what dub he was in, I always felt like Eric gave it his all. I can't really pick a favourite role from his since he was equally awesome as Seto Kaiba, Brock, James and Gourry Gabriev in my books. He was also excellent as Dexter, Hamato Yoshi, Meta Knight, Les and in so many other Pokemon voices.

It's a shame he's retired but every so often he comes back to reprise like for Gourry in the later seasons of Slayers, hopefully he's back as Kaiba for the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! movie.
said at 2:11 PM on Tue Oct 18 2016
I'm really excited that he is returning as Kaiba for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions.

No doubt in my mind he is going to do a fantastic job there.

I'm very much looking forward to him screwing the rules once more.

Happy Birthday Eric Stuart!
said at 11:32 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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Happy Birthday Eric! I love your work in the Pokemon, Ultimate Muscle, and Slayers series!
said at 5:48 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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Happy Birthday Eric Stuart.
said at 1:42 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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Happy 48th Birthday Brock, James, Meta Knight, Blade Knight, Gus, Curio, Diabolic and Black Shadow. Was a Pleasure to meet you at Supanovacon in June.
said at 8:52 PM on Wed Sep 23 2015
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I think this man's voice acting was honestly really good- it's a shame we haven't heard much from him in recent years.
said at 6:25 AM on Fri Jan 23 2015
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Got a confirmation from Eric Stuart on Twitter that he voice Gold Roger in the 4kids Version of We Are! One Piece Opening!
Silly Sally
said at 4:42 PM on Mon Jul 6 2015
@munsonx4 Wow this is useful! Thanks for the info! Gotta say he did the best Gol D Roger!
said at 6:23 AM on Sun Oct 19 2014
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Happy belated birthday, only English voice of Kinnikuman!
said at 12:06 PM on Sat Oct 18 2014
Happy Birthday Eric Stuart! Great job as Gourry in Slayers, Takeshi (Brock) & Kojiro (James) in Pokemon and Hanzui in Giant Robo.
said at 10:12 AM on Mon Jun 16 2014
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To anyone who thinks that Eric Stuart has retired for Voice Acting you can't be serious. I heard him to a two part episode on Yugioh Zexal as Jinlon so he hasn't retired yet. ;)
said at 5:46 PM on Tue Apr 8 2014
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To bad he's retired from voice acting. :(
said at 6:37 AM on Thu May 22 2014
@Anthonyiscool64 What about with Kirby 3D in 2012?
said at 9:09 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
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Happy Birthday Mr.Eric Stuart best true Brock and James from Pokemon and Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!
said at 5:24 AM on Sat Oct 5 2013
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My absolute favorite role of Eric Stuart's was his rendition of Brock. I feel he always seemed to make Brock so warm, inviting, and gentle. Eric made Brock feel like that older brother sort of figure you could look up to when you were down or feeling sad, but was also very wise for his age.

Naturally, I also adore his Gourry Gabriev, Seto Kaiba, and like his James quite a bit. I wish him continued success with his career as a musician nowadays.
said at 5:57 PM on Wed Aug 21 2013
Eric, I know you still want to be part of Pokemon again. I checked on the Pokemon Wikia website. Don't worry. I've got a plan. Once I send over the plan to Veronica Taylor, I'll let you in on it. By the way, the Save Our Voice Actors campaign plans to focus on your work as the voice of James.
said at 2:36 AM on Sun Aug 25 2013
@Legacyman SOVA has campaign for many years now, and with little success. What are the chances of the current VAs being replaced now, especially since they have been doing the voices for 7 years?
said at 9:11 AM on Wed Aug 7 2013
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One of my favourite NY actors/singers. Here are my favourite roles:

Brock and James (Pokémon)
Black Shadow (F-Zero: GP Legend)
Gourry (Slayers)
Seto Kaiba (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
said at 9:58 AM on Tue Aug 20 2013
Agreed. He was truly an excellent voice actor: very talented, and I always loved his work in Pokemon, Slayers, and Yu-Gi-Oh! He's also quite the musician: I would highly recommend checking out some of his albums.
Skeeter Mania
said at 9:51 PM on Sat Apr 16 2016
@Fulgore2005 I've noticed that his Gourry sounds way too similar to his Brock.
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said at 12:42 PM on Sun Apr 24 2011
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Despite being instantly recognizable (which could actually be a good quality, depending on perspective), he's a fine VA. He retired, true, but it can't be denied he had quite the career. He's not too bad at singing either, in or out of character.
said at 11:46 AM on Sat Apr 17 2010
Any proof for that statement there d20?
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Eric Stuart role? *
Seto Kaiba
38.5% (30 votes)
25.6% (20 votes)
17.9% (14 votes)
Meta Knight
6.4% (5 votes)
Gourry Gabriev
6.4% (5 votes)
Squirtle (Ash's)
2.6% (2 votes)
Dr. Z
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
78 Total Votes
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