John Swasey

John Swasey

Date Of Birth: Oct 18, 1964
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States

Popularity: 138th All Time, 130th This Week

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said at 1:00 PM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy Birthday, John Swasey!

He was great as Van Hohenheim from FMA: Brotherhood and as Crocodile/Mr. 0 from One Piece! I also really liked his Dodoria from the DBZ Kai FUNimation dub!
said at 11:36 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
My Top 10 Favorite Voices of John Swasey (Update #1):

1) Lord Death (Soul Eater)
2) Undertaker (Black Butler)
3) Bols (Akame Ga Kill!)
4) Oda Nobunaga (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings)
5) Gouzaboru Seto (My Bride is A Mermaid)
6) Dodoria (Dragon Ball Z)
7) Makoto Waltz Segai (Guilty Crown)
8) Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist)
9) Gang Su-Jen (Yona of the Dawn)
10) Mister (Coyote Ragtime Show)
said at 11:33 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy Birthday John Swasey!!!

I'm not super familiar with his work, but I really like what I've heard of his Van Hohenheim & Crocodile/Mr. 0. Those are probably my two favorite roles of his.

He was also great as Salvador, Flanksteak, Dodoria, The Farmer with the Shotgun, & Oda Nobunaga!!!
said at 11:26 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
Happy Birthday John Swasey! 2x Years in a Row & still the Best!. I hope you'll be in Escaflowne!
said at 7:21 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
I have three words to start out with: coffee. Table. Flip. Happy Birthday, John Swasey!
said at 6:02 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
Happy Birthday John Swasey.
said at 12:25 AM on Tue Oct 18 2016
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Happy B-Day John Swasey! My personal fav VA by you would be the loveable and funny Lord Death from Soul Eater!
said at 9:31 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
Happy Birthday Mr. Hohenheim :~]
said at 1:44 PM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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Happy Birthday John Swasey!

Fantastic VA, it's not hard to see why he's one of the most hard-working in the state of Texas. Perfectly capable of doing really deep gruff voices to even really high pitch and light ones. My favourite role of his would have to be the first role I ever recognized him as Death in Soul Eater, such a hilarious funny voice, reminds me a whole lot of Paul Dobson's Myoga. His Van Hohenheim was also really good, even though I still prefer Scott McNeil's take in the 2003 version, though I understand why Swasey was chosen, since he and Kent Williams sound pretty spot on to each other.

I also loved his performances as Dodoria, ZTV Cell Games Reporter, The Farmer with a Shotgun, Salvador, Hades/Precht, Mansuke Jinnouchi, Leon Riviere, Yuzuru Suoh and Howard el Bridget.
said at 10:25 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
My Top 10 Favorite Voies of John Swasey:

1) Lord Death (Soul Eater)
2) Gouzabuoru Seto (My Bride's A Mermaid)
3) Hades (Fairy Tail)
4) Dodoria (Dragon Ball series)
5) Crocodile/Mr. 0 (One Piece)
6) Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist)
7) Oda Nobunaga (Sengoku Basara)
8) Ahab (Hakugei: The Legend of Moby Dick)
9) Isley (Claymore)
10) Undertaker (Black Butler)
said at 10:17 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
Happy Birthday John Swasey! My Number 1 Favorite Voice of Lord Death from Soul Eater.
Jared Delgado
said at 2:12 PM on Sat Oct 18 2014
Happy birthday, John. Excellent work as death, Hohenheim, Nobunaga and Gasback.
said at 4:34 PM on Tue Mar 26 2013
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So far these are my Favorite character roles that John Swasey voices

Lord Death (Soul Eater)
Crocodile (One Piece)
Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Dodoria (Dragon Ball Z Kai)
Gan Fall (One Piece)
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said at 6:42 PM on Thu Oct 18 2012
Happy Birthday, John!

said at 5:03 PM on Mon Aug 13 2012
John Swasey is an excellent voice actor he gave one of the strongest performances from the English Dub of Brotherhood and that's saying something considering there were so many wonderful performances through out the run of the series. John steals every scene he is in while playing Hohenheim I love how his voice can go from sounding so cold and filled with regret to being kind and wise John has a real presence about his voice and there are many more performances from him that I've yet to discover so I'm looking forward to discovering more strong performances from John in the years to come.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite John Swasey role? *
26.9% (21 votes)
Crocodile / Mr. 0
16.7% (13 votes)
Van Hohenheim
16.7% (13 votes)
12.8% (10 votes)
Gouzaburou Seto
3.8% (3 votes)
Makoto Waltz Segai
3.8% (3 votes)
Ino Hatsuse
2.6% (2 votes)
Hades / Precht
2.6% (2 votes)
Oda Nobunaga
2.6% (2 votes)
Tesshin Kawakami
1.3% (1 vote)
Kachua / Governor of Paradise
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
Gendo Ikari
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
78 Total Votes
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