Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair

Date Of Birth: Mar 2

Popularity: 41st All Time, 42nd This Week

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said at 11:57 PM on Sat Sep 24 2016
Whenever I feel like he's in to many shows he gives great performances like The Reaper, Juzzo Sakakura, and Worick and I tell myself "this is why he's in everything"
said at 10:46 PM on Sat Sep 24 2016
The Steve Blum of Funimation!

Dandy is my number 1 favorite va role by him! He's one Dandy of a guy!
said at 11:31 PM on Sat Sep 24 2016

I like Steve Blum but I wouldn't consider myself a huge Steve Blum fanboy but TBH I consider this to be a bit of an insult towards Steve Blum who objectively is a better actor...

I honestly never thought of Ian as a great actor, just slightly above average.

For a while now I've seen him as a poor man's version of Travis Willingham and funny enough he ends up voicing Sousuke in Free! Eternal Summer (when all Ouran fans wanted Travis instead) and then voices Yu Kanda in D.Gray-man Hallow (a role Travis was unable to reprise). Even Toriko was a made-for-Travis role.

Neat you still like his Dandy performance because I've literally seen or heard almost no other fan talk about that dub 2 years later (time goes by fast doesn't it?)

Anyone who knows anything about voice acting and Funimation dubs knows that Ian Sinclair is simply reaping the rewards at this point in his career with good timing that occurred a few years ago; however he probably still would've gotten the opportunity at some point (e.g. Ricco Fajardo had to wait a few years for his big breaks & Aaron Dismuke's career resurgence post-FMA took a while), he just got his opportunity a lot sooner than he probably would have if a large chunk of Funimation's top male talent hadn't moved to California near the end of the decade. To be fair other VAs jumped on the opportunity during that temporary void too (Scott Freeman, Josh Grelle, Micah Solusod and for a brief time Newton Pittman & Jonathan Brooks)

Ian is capable of some good performances but he's also very inconsistent. A large majority of his performances are generic "I'm a douche brah" stereotypes and fails to sell himself as an "alpha male" protagonist which Funimation ADR Directors naively believe he can pull off, or even weirder acting decisions like making some of his characters sound half-retarded when they're not supposed to be (I strongly disliked his voice for The Reaper in Assassination Classroom for example)

He'll probably still continue to get cast in a substantial amount of new dubs indefinitely mostly thanks to his ongoing role in One Piece ("hey since you're already here recording Brook want to step into my booth when you're done?") but there are dozens upon dozens of voice actors both veteran and newcomer who are more skilled & have higher potential than Ian IMO.

On an unrelated issue it sort of bothers me that Ian himself is quick to ditch past roles of his and quickly embrace/jump on the bandwagon for newer more recent stuff (he's not the only VA guilty of this but he was way too obvious about it)

Some of his older work is actually well done and arguably better than his recent work these days but I guess if it's not a main role or super duper popular he doesn't care about them anymore...
said at 12:11 AM on Sun Sep 25 2016

You make some very interesting points which I completely agree with.

Space Dandy at the time did reek of temporary fad and that is kind of what it became. Its sales bombed in Japan and I wouldn't be surprised if the show didn't sell all that great in the U.S. too (good enough for a 1 time viewing, not good enough to own)

Also interesting that Ian won the People's Choice Award for Voice Actor of the Year despite Space Dandy not even be a credit from 2013 but because the Anime Dub Awards was launched while it was airing all the sheeple voted for him since apparently only taking into consideration what was actually relevant and released that year is too much to ask.

Hasn't been nominated since so yeah I'd agree he is overrated. Some people peak too soon and then get exposed; happens a lot to athletes and singers.
said at 12:45 AM on Sun Sep 25 2016
@freezeframe100 I'm sorry if that offended anyone, it just occurd to me. I respect other people's opinion
said at 10:21 AM on Wed Aug 3 2016

said at 4:14 PM on Wed Aug 3 2016
@fkdubs His voice is more for gritty, tough sounding characters tho. I think a good voice for Subaru would be Austin Tindle.
Jared Delgado
said at 5:36 PM on Wed Aug 3 2016
@kb24lol Well, when Ian acted as Takeru I was pretty skeptical of the choice, but Ian made his voice work for the role, so I don't see any problem with him being Subaru if given the chance.
said at 4:25 PM on Thu Aug 11 2016
@kb24lol Ahh. I was getting ahead of myself. I don't know many male voice actors. I do know some good parts for female voice actors for this series though.
said at 4:57 PM on Tue Aug 2 2016
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Looks like he'll be Yu Kanda in Hallow. Wanted Travis back but Ian and Patrick Seitz are the closest youre gonna get to him. Hopefully he pulls it off. Hasnt disappointed tho in all the anime Ive watched with him in it.
said at 6:55 PM on Mon Jul 18 2016
this guy's one of my favorite voice actors and i'd like him to be in more anime! he'd be good as satoru in erased!

i love his rashid, his voice acting made me tear up in the street fighter 5 story mode!
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said at 3:21 PM on Sun Mar 13 2016
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I just heard him in his debut episode as Brook and I have to say he captured the essence of Cho's original performance splendidly. Dandy's still my favorite role of his, but Brook looks like a very solid runner-up
said at 8:57 AM on Wed Mar 2 2016
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Ian Sinclair:

1) Ryner Lute (The Legend of Legendary Heroes)
2) Dandy (Space Dandy)
3) Romano (Hetalia)
4) Brook (One Piece)
5) Baldroy (Black Butler)
6) Mitsuhide (Snow White with the Red Hair)
7) Zapp Renfro (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
8) Sosuke Yamazaki (Free!)
9) Whis (Dragon Ball series)
10) Bora (Fairy Tail)
said at 8:50 AM on Wed Mar 2 2016
Happy Birthday Ian Sinclair! You're Talent matches Todd Haberkorn!! & You're also a Amazing ADR Director in Black Butler! Fight the Power!
said at 4:26 PM on Wed Oct 21 2015
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Ian Sinclair is going to be in Tales of Zestiria!!! Awesome!!! :-)
said at 11:27 PM on Fri May 22 2015
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Ian Sinclair and I have the same birthday! Hell yeah!
said at 12:20 AM on Sat Apr 18 2015
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He is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
Is it weird that I think he'd make one hell of a Booster Gold.
said at 11:26 PM on Fri May 22 2015
@Spiralpower1620 HOLY CRAP! HE SO WOULD!
said at 5:46 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
Happy Birthday, Ian Sinclair!!!
Jared Delgado
said at 3:37 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
Happy Birthday, Ian. Brilliant performances as Ryner and Dandy, and mind-blowing as Brook. It was astonishing.
said at 12:22 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
Happy Birthday!!!
said at 12:08 PM on Mon Mar 2 2015
Happy Birthday Ian Sinclair.

One of my new favourites at FUNimation. Dandy was easily one of the best major breakout characters and performances of last year.

He was also really funny as Whis and cool as R.

Keep up the great works Ian! :)
said at 7:20 AM on Wed Mar 2 2016
In addition to his awesome performances as Dandy, Whis and R, I also loved him as Zapp Renfro, Daikoku, Otohiko, Akane Hoshi, Shu Koibuchi, Marc, Dallas Genoard, Bora, Kawazu, Kaoru Seo and Shalba Beelzebub.

He's really progressed rather nicely as a VA in the last couple of years, he's brought a lot of humour and charm to all his roles.

Happy Birthday Ian Sinclair!
said at 12:10 PM on Sat Jul 26 2014
Hehehe...Ian plays Ian...clever.
said at 2:37 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
Happy birthday, Ian.

Enjoying his work as Toriko and Brook.
said at 2:33 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
Happy birthday brook!
said at 11:56 AM on Mon Feb 24 2014
HE'S PERFECT FOR BROOK..........just perfect 8'D
said at 9:52 PM on Sat Jan 11 2014
Dude, Dandy is Chuck?
Heartfilia Mage 721
said at 3:59 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
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It's weird that I expected him to be Space Dandy and he is.
said at 1:23 PM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@Heartfilia Mage 721 I'm not surprised at all. He's been getting a lot of work at FUNi recently, and this is exactly the kind of role they cast him in.
said at 4:47 PM on Tue Sep 10 2013
Just saw the trailer of him voicing brook just amazing
said at 7:46 PM on Sun Jul 28 2013
I've heard rumors that Ian will voice Brook in One Piece. I hope it's true.
The Ear of One
said at 9:03 AM on Wed Aug 12 2015
@doodleboy it truly was fitting
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Ian Sinclair role? *
26.5% (50 votes)
14.8% (28 votes)
13.2% (25 votes)
9.0% (17 votes)
Ryner Lute
4.8% (9 votes)
3.2% (6 votes)
Kaoru Seo
3.2% (6 votes)
3.2% (6 votes)
Worick Arcangelo
2.6% (5 votes)
Yomotsu Hirasaka / Twelfth
2.1% (4 votes)
2.1% (4 votes)
Sousuke Yamazaki
2.1% (4 votes)
1.6% (3 votes)
1.1% (2 votes)
The Reaper
1.1% (2 votes)
Shiho Kimizuki
1.1% (2 votes)
1.1% (2 votes)
1.1% (2 votes)
1.1% (2 votes)
Ginei Morioka
1.1% (2 votes)
0.5% (1 vote)
0.5% (1 vote)
Zapp Renfro
0.5% (1 vote)
Dallas Genoard
0.5% (1 vote)
Nile Dok
0.5% (1 vote)
0.5% (1 vote)
0.5% (1 vote)
Touji Ato
0.5% (1 vote)
189 Total Votes