Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow

Date Of Birth: Aug 28, 1973
Birth Place: Jasper, Alberta, Canada

Popularity: 211th All Time, 327th This Week

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THE VOICES OF Kirby Morrow

Credits On BTVA: 88 Roles from 69 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 2:22 AM on Sun Mar 20 2016
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His voice reminds me more of Johnny Yong Bosch more than Brad Swaile's does. Both have light, pleasant heroic, sounds, though I think Johnny sounds a little rougher.

I hear he's been doing more on-camera work as of late, which is probably why we haven't heard him in a lot of recent cartoons. That, and his his voice is recognisable enough that people can't cast him into a dozen roles in a single show like they do with Brian Drummond and Tabitha St Germain. I still miss hearing Kirby in shows though; he's tied with Sam Vincent as one of my favourite male Canadian VAs.
said at 3:06 AM on Sun Mar 20 2016
@mweloo Dangit, hit the "post" button too soon. My favourite role from him will always be Van- stubborn, passionate (to the point of being impulsive), and kind by turns, and Kirby pulled it off brilliantly- I daresay he was born to play noble characters. His Mikami and Miroku were highlights too- it was wonderful hearing him really grow into Miroku's character, especially when I thought he sounded a bit flat in the beginning. Halfway into the original series, I thought he'd mastered the art of sounding stoic/deadpan without sounding flat. His Mikami was a highlight too, sounded both calculatingly cold and fervently mad at the same time. You could feel the thirst/desperation in his voice; the desire to pursue his warped ideals.

Oh, and Hasegawa sounds flat-out demented. I like how he adopts a slightly stilted speech pattern in the clip.
said at 7:59 AM on Sun Mar 20 2016
@mweloo While we're talking about Inuyasha, I feel that I didn't give like I didn't give his performance during Miroku's more serious moment enough credit in my earlier posts. It's during those moments that Kirby uses the natural warmth in his voice to the fullest, and I think it lends a quiet dignity in line with Miroku's demeanour when he's not womanising.

I'd finished watching The Final Arc's episode 12 earlier, and it just struck me that I hadn't mentioned that. (Fittingly, that episode was titled, "Sango's feelings, Miroku's Resolve".)

I think that's enough gushing for the night. I'm just feeling super-nostalgic right now. :D
said at 5:36 AM on Mon Mar 7 2016
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I never really got into Death Note or Inuyasha, so to me, he'll always be Van Fanel.

Did watch Kurozuka, though. I had no idea he was behind Hasegawa's voice. It's not a show I'd recommend, but his performance was one of the highlights.
Jared Delgado
said at 3:33 PM on Fri Aug 28 2015
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Happy Birthday, Kirby! 42 years of age and you still sound like a teenager!
said at 3:24 PM on Fri Aug 28 2015
Happy Birthday Miroku, Tommy from Yvon of the Yukon, Cyclops from X-Men Evolution, Elec Man from Mega Man NT Warrior, Hotshot from Transformers Cybertron, and Cole from Ninjago.
said at 2:54 PM on Fri Aug 28 2015
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Happy Birthday Kirby Morrow!

He is definitely one of the my favourite underrated VA's. He has a very cool and smooth voice that breathes charisma into so many of his roles. I've got three favourite performances of his. The first is Miroku from InuYasha, probably the funniest character he's voiced. He nails the smooth talking wannabe Casanova lecherous con artist monk he is. The second is Hot Shot on Transformers: Cybertron, Hot Shot has always been a favourite character of mine, I feel Kirby brought a greater deal of charisma to the role surpassing Brent Miller who voiced him in the previous series and third and finally there is Teru Mikami on Death Note, his massive playing against type role. One of the few major villains he's voiced in his career and He IS GLORIOUS! I love how he chewed the scenery doing Mikami's infamous DELETE scenes. He was fantastic in the last episode when he had his major breakdown. I wish Kirby would voice more villains, he rocks at them.

I also love his other roles including Cyclops, Van Fanel, Ryo Takatsuki, ElecMan.EXE, Billy Katagiri, Trowa Barton, Gyunei Guss, Jay, Josh Kirkpatrick, Tommy, General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker and he's probably my favourite of the Ocean Goku's.

I personally thought he had a good voice for Goku but honestly I think he would be far more suited to voice Future Trunks instead, maybe and hopefully in Ocean's dub of DBZ Kai it could happen.
said at 9:13 PM on Thu Aug 6 2015
i think he did a decent Kid Goku, it was certainly a lot better than what Peter Kelamis did
said at 10:38 AM on Sat Jul 4 2015
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i dont care what anyone says, Kirby Morrow is the TRUE and DEFINITIVE Goku voice
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said at 12:23 PM on Sat Jul 4 2015
@FMAlchemistfan01 I'm certain Masako Nozawa might take issue with that claim.
said at 1:19 PM on Sat Jul 4 2015
@CatsTuxedo good for her but im talking about English voices, where Kirby Morrow wins
said at 9:59 PM on Fri Aug 29 2014
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I think he would make an excellent Spider-Man.
Jared Delgado
said at 4:30 PM on Wed Mar 4 2015
@PsychicVoiceSpy I agree; his voice could actually pull it off.
said at 9:53 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
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Happy birthday, Kirby! Loved your work as Miroku, Goku and Elecman!
said at 3:22 PM on Thu Jan 9 2014
Apparently he is a weirdness magnet. Does anyone know if he ever trained to become a firefighter?
said at 2:28 PM on Thu Jan 9 2014
Ken was Tommy? I never realised.
said at 4:51 PM on Sun Dec 8 2013
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said at 6:03 PM on Wed Aug 28 2013
Happy Birthday Mr.Kirby Morrow
said at 5:31 PM on Thu Aug 8 2013
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said at 2:27 AM on Fri Aug 9 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I feel like I should get this but I don't.
said at 3:58 AM on Fri Aug 9 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Ah, good old Death Note.
said at 7:44 AM on Fri Aug 9 2013
@Metabad It's from his character in Death Note, Mikami. He appears in the second half of the series, but the moment I'm referring to would be a big time spoiler. Still, it's so unbelievably over-the-top that your brain would explode from the awesome.
said at 3:16 AM on Fri Aug 2 2013
Kirby Morrow sounds like the voice in the Lime-A-Way commercial... >__>
said at 2:26 PM on Thu Jan 17 2013
NOt only was he the original Goku, but he was also Miroku from Inuyasha! Its almost all of my childhood in one VA.
said at 7:54 PM on Sat Feb 16 2013
@Dionysus He was not the original Goku. Ian Corlett was.
said at 1:00 PM on Wed Mar 20 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 Actually, Barbara Goodson was the original Goku (technically).
said at 8:29 PM on Fri Mar 22 2013
@SmartyBoyboy Well, if you wanna get REALLY technical about things...
said at 10:36 PM on Fri Dec 28 2012
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He is like Western counterpart of Masakazu Morita who voices Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach. I wish Ichigo was voiced by Kirby Morrow in English Dub.
said at 11:42 AM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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His Billy is one of the few good voices in the terrible Gundam 00 dub.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Kirby Morrow role? *
33.3% (17 votes)
Cyclops / Scott Summers
21.6% (11 votes)
Teru Mikami
21.6% (11 votes)
5.9% (3 votes)
Goku Son / Kakarot
3.9% (2 votes)
3.9% (2 votes)
Ryo Takatsuki
2.0% (1 vote)
Elec Man
2.0% (1 vote)
Trowa Barton
2.0% (1 vote)
2.0% (1 vote)
Vendor #2
2.0% (1 vote)
51 Total Votes
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