Joel McDonald

Joel McDonald

Popularity: 87th All Time, 126th This Week

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Husband of Marie Charlson

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Credits On BTVA: 124 Roles from 117 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 1

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said at 6:44 AM on Fri Feb 23 2018
 2 Shout Outs!
I think he announced like days ago he's leaving FUNi.

Such a great actor and he will be truly missed. Good luck on whatever you've got planned next Joel.
said at 6:16 AM on Tue Mar 6 2018
@RetroPokeFan Is he not acting anymore or just not directing?
said at 8:20 AM on Tue Mar 6 2018
@Soul-dragon Left FUNi entirely to focus on other things.
said at 8:32 AM on Tue Mar 6 2018
@RetroPokeFan Well that's sad. Guess this means they'll have to recast him as Zeref, Yuga, Meow and Ronald. Not looking forward to that...
said at 12:07 AM on Wed Mar 7 2018
@RetroPokeFan That's assuming quite a lot. Joel's already made some playful tweets implying otherwise:
said at 12:27 PM on Wed Feb 14 2018
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I just saw on Joel's Twitter feed today (14th Feb) was his last day at FUNi. Hopefully only as a director. But still, he was my favorite director. Best of wishes for the future there Joel.
said at 8:05 PM on Sat Dec 23 2017
Joel is one talented voice actor he great as Takumi Fujiwara, Chronos, Bartholomew Kuma, Daryl Yan, Kanata Age, Ashley Ashra, Akane , Yuga Aoyama, Minato Sahashi, and Zeref
said at 7:43 AM on Sat Dec 23 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Joel McDonald!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Meow (Space Dandy)
2.) Jacuzzi Splot (Baccano!)
3.) Minato Sahashi (Sekirei)
4.) Yuga Aoyama (My Hero Academia)
5.) Zeref (Fairy Tail)
6.) Kilik Rung (Soul Eater)
7.) Toshimitsu Kubo (Baka and Test)
8.) Mikage (Kamisama Kiss)
9.) Gilbert (Maria The Virgin Witch)
10.) Urey Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)
said at 11:00 AM on Tue Dec 27 2016
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My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Joel McDonald:

1) Akane (Divine Gate)
2) Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail)
3) Minato Sahashi (Sekirei)
4) Toshimitsu Kubo (Baka & Test series)
5) Yuga Aoyama (My Hero Academia)
6) Kilik Rung (Soul Eater)
7) Koki Mimura (Assassination Classroom)
8) Mutsumi Subaro (Sgt. Frog)
9) Meow (Space Dandy)
10) Jeaha (Yona of the Dawn)
said at 7:58 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Joel McDonald! Your Year marked the best in Anime! Hope you'll do better in 2017!! And Holidays!! And Happy Birthday to Akane, Zeref, Minato, Kubo, Yogama, Loki, Subaro & Kilik!
said at 6:03 PM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy Birthday, Tigrevurmud:-)
said at 8:23 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday, Joel McDonald!

I like him as a VA, but I like him a lot more as an ADR Director.
said at 6:19 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
Happy Birthday, Joel McDonald! Frankly he's a very good VA and also a great ADR director to match. My favorite McDonald performances consist of Jacuzzi Splot, Brief, Meow, Yuga Aoyama, Kilik Rung, Toshimitsu Kubo, Mutsumi Saburo, Poland, Disturbed, and Takumi Fujiwara.
said at 8:03 AM on Tue Mar 29 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Congrats on Reaching 100 Roles! & Congrats on getting Dilandau on Escaflowne!
said at 10:25 PM on Sun Mar 27 2016
 1 Shout Out!
He's going to play Dilandau in Funimation's redub of ESCAFLOWNE. A rather curious choice, but it'll be interesting to see how this will pay off.
said at 1:09 PM on Wed Dec 23 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Joel McDonald!

A really solid VA but an even better and damn great ADR director.

My favourite role of his is without a doubt Meow from Space Dandy. He was made for that role.

I also loved his performances as Jacuzzi Splot, Minato Sahashi, Kilik Rung, Zeref, Toshimitsu Kubo, Mikage, Gilbert and Urey Rockbell.

As a ADR director, he did a fantastic job with the dubs of Space Dandy, Spice & Wolf, Robotic;Notes and Haganai NEXT.
said at 5:14 AM on Fri Dec 23 2016
He was hilarious as the flamboyant Yuga Aoyama in My Hero Academia.

and while I have not seen the new dub for Escaflowne yet I have heard that he did a very great job as Dilandau. I'll have to check it out at some point soon if only to hear his performance.

also congratulations Joel McDonald on becoming a dad this year.

Happy Birthday Joel McDonald!
said at 10:46 AM on Wed Dec 23 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday to Mr. McDonald. Was pleasantly surprised to see his name in the Seven Deadly Sins credits as an ADR script adapter.
said at 9:37 AM on Wed Dec 23 2015
Happy birthday to masterful ADR Director&voice of Zeref,Meow,Kubo,Killik,Mutsumi,Chronos&Mikage, Joel McDonald๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
said at 2:19 PM on Fri May 1 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Thank you so much for voicing Chronos! I just love how you voiced my angry kitty spirit! Thank you for helping to fuel my obsession with my angry kitty spirit! :3
said at 7:55 AM on Mon Mar 30 2015
 1 Shout Out!
I hope he directs Freezing Vibration like he did for the first season.
Jared Delgado
said at 1:43 AM on Wed Dec 24 2014
I know many of us should have done this a long time ago, but, Happy Birthday, Joel. Excellent job as Zeref and Chronos. Yes, that's how they spell it in the game.
said at 7:19 PM on Tue Dec 23 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday, McDonald.
Jared Delgado
said at 1:49 PM on Mon Sep 8 2014
Now I'm curious to know about his performance as Khronos.
said at 10:14 PM on Tue Feb 19 2013
 5 Shout Outs!
Joel has turned into a damn good ADR Director. I was quite impressed with the english dubs of Control and Freezing. I would say he is indeed one of Funimation's most competent voice directors right up there with Mike Mcfarland, Colleen Clinkenbeard and Tyler Walker who I find to be the most accomplished ADR directors currently working at Funimation.
said at 6:30 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
@IAMTHEVASTUNIVERSE And Jerry Jewell, as he too is a ADR Director and a great one.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Joel McDonald role? *
17.2% (27 votes)
13.4% (21 votes)
8.3% (13 votes)
Minato Sahashi
6.4% (10 votes)
Ronald Knox
6.4% (10 votes)
Ryoshi Morino
5.7% (9 votes)
Jacuzzi Splot
5.7% (9 votes)
4.5% (7 votes)
Bartholomew Kuma
4.5% (7 votes)
3.2% (5 votes)
3.2% (5 votes)
3.2% (5 votes)
Ouji Kosaka
1.9% (3 votes)
Toshimitsu Kubo
1.9% (3 votes)
1.9% (3 votes)
Koki Mimura
1.3% (2 votes)
Tigrevurmud Vorn
1.3% (2 votes)
Kanata Age
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
1.3% (2 votes)
Takumi Fujiwara
1.3% (2 votes)
Daryl Yan
0.6% (1 vote)
Ikta Solork
0.6% (1 vote)
0.6% (1 vote)
Ryota Someya
0.6% (1 vote)
Mutsumi Saburo
0.6% (1 vote)
0.6% (1 vote)
Kaido Motoharu
0.6% (1 vote)
Dilandau Albatou
0.6% (1 vote)
157 Total Votes
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