Joshua Seth

Joshua Seth

Date Of Birth: Dec 2, 1970
Birth Place: Kent, Ohio, United States

Popularity: 302nd All Time, 486th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Favorite comedian: Chris Rock
  • Good friends with Steve Blum and Wendee Lee
  • Michael Sorich is also a good friend of his; he was the one that got him into doing prominent voice work in Digimon and Cyborg 009
  • Was going to quit doing voice work in anime dubs back in 2001 because of his preference for Western animation and his dislike of the Californian VA union system's operating terms in relation to anime. He returned to the anime industry when Derek Stephen Prince's performance for Cyborg 009 was considered by Sony as "too wimpy". 
  • Considers Hige of Wolf's Rain to be the most "kindred" character he ever played. 
  • Likes the fact that they re-animated the mouth movements for him in Duel Masters. However he hated the fact that in the upcoming new season of Duel Masters they'll be recasting the whole show in a different part of California. (That is way too far for him to drive there.) 
  • Is a firm believer that Anime Companies should spend more money on their voice talent. Hates the fact that they're constantly going for the cheaper route and says it could be a terrible strain in the Anime Industry in the US. Also dislikes the fact that he got more money from doing a small part in the Spongebob Squarepants movie than ALL of Digimon put together. 
  • Even though Johnny Yong Bosch was deemed as "Guest of Honor" at the OtakuCon of 2004 he left earlier than the others and Josh's joke response was that he took all his money during poker.

Contact Info:




(On one reason why its better to do VA work as a group recording rather than separately.) "We get paid more."

Other Professions:

- Magician and a Comedic Hypnotist.

Has Voiced In These Popular Titles


Credits On BTVA: 39 Roles from 34 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 1:47 PM on Mon Apr 25 2016
RIP old Jiang Wei. Did he not reprise his role because he was cut in 6? Shame.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 2:10 PM on Mon Apr 25 2016
@Theroux Joshua Seth didn't reprise because he quit voice acting.
said at 9:47 PM on Mon Apr 25 2016
@Nightmare Crusher What happened was that he was getting paid less and less in anime dubs (case in point, his Crown Polisher in the Spongebob movie paid him more than all of his Digimon roles combined), which goes contrary to his belief, which is that anime companies should spend more money on their voice talent. Too bad that will never happen due to the anime crash forcing companies to hire cheaper, non-union alternatives.
said at 6:00 PM on Sun Dec 13 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy belated birthday, Joshua.
said at 7:26 PM on Sat Oct 3 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Oh god, he came to my school for a hypnosis show and I did not recognize him at all. Until he used his Tai pitch and nonchalantly said he was a voice actor I then recognized him....and then started fangirling....keeeee!
said at 2:50 PM on Tue Sep 15 2015
I LOVE Josh-senpai! :D He is a such a loving sweet-hearted person! I am honoured to be a fan of his!
said at 9:16 PM on Tue May 26 2015
I will always recognize Joshua Seth's voice lol he is an excellent voice actor, and one of my most nostalgic and favorites.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:18 PM on Mon Dec 22 2014
 6 Shout Outs!

Good to see Josh do something Digimon related again even if its fan made.
He also admits if he is asked then he will return to do Tai again in Digimon Fusion, only if he's asked though.
said at 1:12 AM on Thu Dec 25 2014
@Music Meister Oh man, that's great news!
said at 2:06 AM on Fri Jan 30 2015
@Music Meister Would be nice to see him do some voice work in the future again
said at 9:15 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
Happy Birthday Joshua Seth but I do like Taichi in Digimon Adventure
said at 9:31 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
Happy late birthday, Joshua. I've found your performance as Tetsuo quite fascinating and compelling since my first time hearing it, and I hope there's a chance you may re-enter the acting business sometime in the future.
said at 9:05 PM on Wed Dec 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Both Wikipedia and Anime News Network list his birthday as December 2nd. Hm...
said at 9:20 PM on Thu Dec 5 2013
Happy Late Birthday Josh. You were fantastic as Taichi, Tetsuo, Jiang Wei, Dio Eraclea and Hige.
said at 10:00 PM on Sun Dec 1 2013
Happy Birthday Jiang Wei, Joe Shimamura/009, Taichi Kamiya, chaos, Tetsuo Shima, Jake/Hiroki/Buzz and Hige hope you had a blast
said at 1:53 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
Joshua did a good job voicing Dio in Last Exile. The character went from being rotten, to kind of likable, to tragic during the 26 episode series.
said at 9:34 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
 2 Shout Outs!
I hope he comes back for Digimon Fusion
said at 9:07 PM on Sat Apr 20 2013
After reading his info, sounds like this guy was only in it for the money.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:15 AM on Fri Jul 19 2013
@RNB Bit rude of a statement, isn't it? Whatever the case, you can't blame him. If you're a voice actor, constant work isn't always guaranteed, so it's understandable that he'd want to have enough to make a living and then some or be a bit disgruntled by low-paying employers or lack of residuals. This especially applies to anime, particularly non-union dubbing, which many VAs have stated does not pay very well. Whatever the case, you can tell in interviews that Josh is proud of his voice acting work and had fun while it lasted, so to make a judgemental statement like that is very rude.
said at 1:09 PM on Wed Jul 24 2013
@NCZ Pretty much this. From what I've heard from him in interviews and such, he has a son who's only a few years old. He may be a touring hypnotist/mentalist entertainer at the moment, but there's a chance that he'll eventually settle down back in California so he can be with his son more often as he gets older.

If that happens he may consider doing more voice work, which would be awesome.
said at 9:48 PM on Mon Aug 19 2013
@NCZ It's also rude to jump on one's case like that.
said at 8:06 PM on Sun Sep 1 2013
@NCZ And i can take being banned again. So **** you.
said at 8:51 PM on Sun Sep 1 2013
@RNB That is incredibly rude.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:56 PM on Sun Sep 1 2013
@RNB Okay. Request granted!
said at 7:36 AM on Mon Sep 2 2013
@NCZ *applause*
said at 7:57 PM on Fri Sep 27 2013
@NCZ That guy sounds like a real hot head.
said at 7:45 AM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@RYBAI You have no idea.
said at 4:47 PM on Mon Oct 7 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Well he needs to learn respect. The four letter word is blocked, but i have a pretty good idea of what he said.
said at 1:26 PM on Wed Nov 6 2013
RNB sounds like an idiot. If he had made the rude statement that got him banned (again) at the exact moment he got on to NCZ for getting on to his case, it would have been understandable (sort of since he's a hot head) but the fact that it's days later getting on to NCZ makes him sound stupid. Well no offence to him but it kinda does.
said at 4:30 PM on Thu Nov 7 2013
@Ross123 Well I agree with what NCZ said in the first place. I know Joshua Seth is not just in it for the money. And yes it does make him sound unintelligent to drop a four letter word after he told NCZ to get of his case.
said at 2:08 AM on Fri Jan 30 2015
@Ross123 I'm surprised you are in this page considering this actor mainly voice Japanese work(I think Spongebob Movie is the only America work he done)
said at 3:17 PM on Wed Dec 12 2012
 3 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday, Joshua Seth.

He definitely was memorable for his roles in Digimon.

I thought his Tetsuo was fantastic. One of the reasons why I preferred the newer dub of Akira.
said at 12:42 AM on Wed Dec 12 2012
Happy Birthday Joshua Seth
said at 8:43 AM on Sun Apr 1 2012
 8 Shout Outs!
The voice over world would benefit greatly if Joshua Seth returned to voice acting even for just a few roles..I wonder if he misses voice acting.
said at 8:40 PM on Fri Dec 9 2011
 2 Shout Outs!
If only he hadn't left for good...
He'd have made a perfect Sonic!
said at 3:23 AM on Thu Mar 22 2012
@SmartyBoyboy Huh, he probably would be pretty good, actually. I would have loved to hear him in a Final Fantasy or Tales of title.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:53 PM on Tue Apr 20 2010
hey joshuaseth, a pleasure to have you stop by our little site. I've removed the coffee shop and fantasizing info in your profile :)

great to hear you're having a blast post voice acting.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Joshua Seth role? *
Tai Kamiya
56.6% (30 votes)
Tetsuo Shima
13.2% (7 votes)
9.4% (5 votes)
5.7% (3 votes)
Cyborg 009 / Joe Shimamura
5.7% (3 votes)
1.9% (1 vote)
Tai Kamiya (Older)
1.9% (1 vote)
1.9% (1 vote)
Jiang Wei
1.9% (1 vote)
Prisoner (Crown Polisher)
1.9% (1 vote)
53 Total Votes
Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Joshua Seth characters.
Tai Kamiya
Tai Kamiya
Daisaku Kusama
Daisaku Kusama
Cyborg 009 / Joe Shimamura
Cyborg 009 / Joe Shimamura
Hiroki / Jake / Buzz
Hiroki / Jake / Buzz
Tetsuo Shima
Tetsuo Shima