Liam O'Brien

Liam O'Brien

Date Of Birth: May 28, 1976
Birth Place: USA

Popularity: 28th All Time, 23rd This Week

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said at 4:58 PM on Tue Dec 12 2017
Rather ironically, I've always thought he would be a pretty good voice double for Liam Neeson.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:04 PM on Mon Nov 6 2017
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I'm glad his dub hiatus seems to be over now that he's in Sonic and .hack again. Looking forward to hearing him in some more J-games again.
[SD] LordAkira
said at 2:38 PM on Wed Nov 22 2017
@NCZ Although, .hack is a union dub. As for Sonic, O'Brien's probably committed to the franchise much like how WillingBailey are.

But yeah... it's very sad. Similar to Laura, Travis, and even Troy Baker, Liam O'Brien is mainly doing union work now. Funnily enough, they've all accumulated more than 100 video game roles.
said at 6:16 AM on Mon Nov 6 2017
he is known as the legendary gaara and the sorcerer supreme doctor strange powerful characters he voiced
said at 6:06 PM on Fri Nov 3 2017
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This make me wonder if the rest of the main cast even imagine that they would still be in the series more than 10 years later.
said at 7:46 AM on Wed Nov 1 2017
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If this clip on his Instagram anything to go by, Liam could make a great Joker!
said at 7:58 AM on Sun Oct 22 2017
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My favorite roles is his Legendary Gaara.
said at 7:41 PM on Sun Oct 1 2017
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Liam is one versatile talent he great as Kariya Matou, Vincent Law, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Angel, Junta Momonari, Lloyd Asplund, Jushiro Ukitake, Kazuharu Fukuyama, Yuri Petrov/ Lunatic, Kine, Gihren Zabi, Underbite, Nightcrawler, Asura, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, Akihiko Sanada, and Gaara
said at 9:32 PM on Sun May 28 2017
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Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien!!

Really admired his performances he put in as Gaara, Jushiro Ukitake, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, Nephrite, Yuri Petrov/Lunatic, among others!
said at 6:16 PM on Sun May 28 2017
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Once again, happy birthday, Liam.
said at 4:46 PM on Sun May 28 2017
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Happy Birthday, Liam O'Brien!

He gave so much weight and generally depth to his performance as Gaara in Naruto, and I also really liked how suave yet commanding he was as Jushiro Ukitake in Blach.
said at 5:29 PM on Mon May 29 2017
@WrightWay Yeah. Good old Gary of the Sand was the first role I heard him in; easily a great showcase of what he's capable of, he's just so good in that & he definitely deserves all the prelay jobs he's getting now (although he's done a few even dubs recently like Fire Emblem & Sailor Moon which are fantastic).

Also while it's super-exposed outside of BTVA (pretty much his whole Twitter feed), I think most people know him for Mercer's live-action webshow & honestly I have to say he clearly knows what he's doing & is very "in his element" there.
said at 1:15 PM on Sun May 28 2017
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My Top 10 Favorite Voices of Liam O'Brien:

1) Gaara (Naruto series)
2) Vincent Law (Ergo Proxy)
3) Tokugawa Ieyasu (Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings)
4) Tango (Regular Show)
5) Archer (Fate/Stay Night)
6) Zazz (Sonic Lost World)
7) Kotetsu Hagane (Naruto series)
8) Red Skull (Marvel series)
9) Shoei (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
10) Kine (Durarara!! x2)
said at 1:07 PM on Sun May 28 2017
Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien! And have a Happy Early Memorial Day! ;)
said at 8:21 AM on Sun May 28 2017
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Happy Birthday Liam! Now that I've heard him in Injustice 2 I have came to the realization that not only is he the perfect voice for Reverse Flash, but he is simply the best VA in the industry right now.

Not only does he have the best range and can play any character, but he can emote any emotion when given the direction. He's honestly in a league of his own tbh.

And as someone who has had the pleasure one meeting him twice (and a third coming in September) he's honestly one of the most laid back and coolest people you would ever meet.

as for my favorite roles of his my top 5 is as follows

1) Kariya Matou
2) Reverse Flash
3) War
4) Archangel
5) Brain O'Neill

Keep up the amazing work Liam!
said at 7:39 AM on Sun May 28 2017
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Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien! Love the guys voice and he was great as Akihiko, Laslow, and more. He's a great voice actor and I hope to hear more of him in the future.
said at 7:34 AM on Sun May 28 2017
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Aside from the roles I already mentioned last year, the man is great as Illidan Stormrage, Inigo, Laslow, Izana, Zola, Gargoylemon, Dist the Reaper, Kain Highwind, Shichigoro, and Akihiko Sanada. It's pretty cool that he got to voice Gill in Street Fighter V, even if he ended up turning in a bland performance; on paper he's a nice choice for the character, though the execution left much to be desired.

Once again, Happy Birthday, Liam O'Brien!
Shaun Ince
said at 6:53 AM on Sun May 28 2017
Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien
said at 4:50 AM on Sun May 28 2017
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Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Dr. Kenzo Tenma (Monster)
2.) Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner (Wolverine and the X-Men)
3.) Lloyd Asplund (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
4.) Kariya Matou (Fate/Zero)
5.) Yuri Petrov/Lunatic (Tiger & Bunny)
6.) Nephrite (Sailor Moon)
7.) Gihren Zabi (Mobile Suit Gundam - The Origin)
8.) Underbite (Transformers: Robots In Disguise)
9.) Motormaster (Transformers: Devastation)
10.) Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell)

I have to say I rather like Liam's take on Doctor Strange. It grew a lot on me when watching the Hulk Where Monsters Dwell animated movie last year. A good emulation of Benedict Cumberbatch and it works really well for the character in general.

It's also interesting they cast Liam as the Reverse Flash, granted I feel they should have switch him and C. Thomas Howell around, oh well.
said at 11:31 AM on Sun Feb 5 2017
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Inigo in Awakening, Laslow in Fates, but left it to someone else to be Laslow in Heroes. Still love you though! ;)
said at 9:32 AM on Sat Nov 12 2016
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I like Liam O'Brien, he's great as Gaara, Asura, Jushiro Ukitake, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Kain Highwind, Illidan Stormrage, Air Raid, the Red Skull, Gollum/Smeagol, and Electro.
said at 5:08 PM on Sun Oct 2 2016
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Congratulation, Liam on hitting 300+roles.:-)
said at 11:16 PM on Sun May 29 2016
Happy Belated Birthday Mr. O'Brien :-}
said at 9:50 PM on Sun May 29 2016
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Happy late birthday Nightcrawler, Red Skull, Electro, Air Raid, Cyclonus, & Kickback!!!
said at 9:29 PM on Sun May 29 2016
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I know it is one day late, but Happy 40th Birthday Liam O'Brien!!

Enjoyed his performances as Gaara, Jushiro Ukitake, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, Nephrite, to name a few.
said at 9:16 PM on Sat May 28 2016
Happy Birthday Akihiko.
said at 6:15 PM on Sat May 28 2016
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Happy Birthday to my favorite VA! I first heard him as Gaara in Naruto. His most famous role and for good reason. He nailed the cold, creepy and sadistic little sociopath perfectly. And his scream still gives me chills. "BLOOD! IT'S MY BLOOOOOD!!!!" Terrifying. However, the role that made him my favorite VA was Asura. The sheer amount of rage, passion and fury he put into that performance always stuns me no matter how many times I play that criminally underrated game. Episode 12 was where he truly knocked it out of the water. I can't imagine how painful it was to do so much intense screaming. Talk about desication. He will always be my favorite VA, even if he doesn't do as much anime these days.
said at 4:58 PM on Sat May 28 2016
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Happy Birthday Gaara!
said at 2:45 PM on Sat May 28 2016
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Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien. Excellent as Akihiko, Inigo, Kain, Caius, and Gaara, to name a few.
said at 11:15 AM on Sat May 28 2016
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Happy B-day !
said at 10:12 AM on Sat May 28 2016
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Happy Birthday Liam O' Brien! You're amazing as Gaara!
said at 9:24 AM on Sat May 28 2016
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Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien!

My favourite roles of his are Inigo/Laslow, Akihiko, Izana, Zola, and he was great as Kariya Matou.

His acting during a certain scene (if you've watched Fate/Zero you should know which one I'm talking about.) honestly gave me chills. Easily one of the strongest performances in an already fantastic english dub.
said at 8:51 AM on Sat May 28 2016
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Happy birthday, Liam.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:14 AM on Sat May 28 2016
Been playing Valkyrie Profile 2 lately. He does a really cool job as Lezard Valeth, might be one of my new favourite roles of his. Happy birthday!
said at 3:12 AM on Sat May 28 2016
Happy B-day, Liam O'Brien! He's got another one of those voices that's gotten to a point where I can safely deem it nostalgic, and Liam tends to be very recognizable to boot in that regard. My personal favorite O'Brien roles are Red Skull, Axl Low, Gaara, Jushiro Ukitake, Frisbee, Isaac, Asura, Caius Ballad, Doctor Strange, The Amazing Boswell, and Shoei. He was also a fine alternative for Mugen and I hold a soft spot for his Ky Kiske in Guilty Gear 2: Overture.
said at 9:35 PM on Fri Feb 26 2016
Anyone else thinks he looks and (Sometimes) sounds like Billy West?
said at 2:52 PM on Mon Oct 5 2015
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He got one of the deepest voice I've ever heard! His Asura is just perfect!
said at 2:28 PM on Thu Feb 18 2016

With all due respect to Liam, who is a very talented actor in his own right...he's a high , perhaps medium baritone. Not that deep, & I'd argue probably lighter than average.

Deepest natural voice I've ever heard in professional VO is probably Michael Clarke Duncan or Kevin Grevioux.
said at 7:33 PM on Wed Aug 5 2015
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Liam O'Brien. One of those amazing voice actors who can get plenty of US animation and western video game roles but still throws JRPG and anime plenty of love.
said at 2:11 PM on Thu Feb 18 2016

Him, Matthew Mercer, the Bailey-Willinghams, maybe Fred Tatasciore/Hynden Walch/Cam Clarke/RC Smith...

& especially Kari Wahlgren, Yuri Lowenthal, & the almighty Steven Blum.
said at 11:10 PM on Sun Jul 12 2015
"Work Together, DESTROY DOOM"...
said at 7:17 PM on Mon Jul 6 2015
My Top 10 Characters of Liam O'Brien

1)Akihiko Sanada - Persona Series
2)Red Skull - Every Marvel Project
3)Tokugawa Ieyasu - Sengoku Basara Series
4)Caius Ballad - Final Fantasy Series
5)War - Darksiders Series
6)Asura - Asura's Wrath
7)Yasuo - League Of Legends
8)Endrance - .Hack Series
9)Yuri Petrov/Lunatic - Tiger And Bunny
10)Gollum/Smeagol - Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor...
said at 8:48 PM on Thu May 28 2015
Happy Birthday, Liam O'Brien!! You really are phenomenal as Gaara from Naruto.
said at 6:25 PM on Thu May 28 2015
Happy Birthday Liam!! Love him as Nightcrawler, Gaara, Kariya Matou, Zazz, and Gollum / Sméagol among others!!!
Jared Delgado
said at 1:59 PM on Thu May 28 2015
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Happy Birthday, Liam! You really pulled off a lot of well rounded characters!
said at 1:46 PM on Thu May 28 2015
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Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien!

He has delivered some of the most emotional, passionate and well rounded performances I've ever heard in just about every medium possible whether it'd be in anime, cartoons and video games.

Dr. Kenzo Tenma in Monster might be my favourite role of his ever. He nails just about every aspect of the character from how he started off as a idealistic hot shot young doctor living life in the fast lane and later on playing the more world weary fugitive still trying to do the right but struggling with keeping his idealism.

A close second would have to be his Nightcrawler in Wolverine and The X-Men, I wasn't the biggest fan of the show but I thought he stole the show as him and I consider Liam to be the definitive voice for the character.

Of course he has had many other awesome roles including Lloyd Asplund, Archer, Kariya Matou, Yuri Petrov/Lunatic, Nephrite, Rezo the Red Priest, Andrea Cavalcanti, Frisbee, Underbite, Air Raid, Hiroim, Red Skull, Nitro, Angel/Archangel, Electro, Dizelmine, Hidemoto Keikain, Shoei, Gagoze, Guinble Kaito, Jushiro Ukitake, Ubik, Torturer and his roles in Magi, oh and that Gollum impression of his it's incredible!
said at 6:43 PM on Fri May 29 2015
@Autovolt Yo it's my birthday from yesterday too.
said at 3:11 AM on Sat May 28 2016
I'm really digging his performance as Gihren Zabi in Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, he wouldn't have been my first pick but so far he's done a pretty solid job with the role and I really want to see how he'd pull off the famous Gihren Zabi speech someday. I'm sure he'd nail it when he's finally given the chance to do so.

I also really liked his performance as Walter C. Dornez (Young Adult), Kickback and Motormaster

Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien!
Shaun Ince
said at 1:22 PM on Thu May 28 2015
Happy Birthday Liam O'Brien.
said at 7:20 AM on Thu May 28 2015
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Happy Birthday, RED SKULL!!!!!
Polyester Funk
said at 1:23 AM on Thu May 28 2015
Happy birthday, Liam O'Brien.
said at 6:55 PM on Wed Apr 29 2015
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Criminally underrated as Dr. Tenma in Monster.
said at 9:56 PM on Tue Mar 31 2015
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Ooh, nice new pic.
said at 10:36 AM on Mon Mar 9 2015
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God knows how much I love this man and his voice. Easily the best VA I've ever seen and that's saying a hell of a lot.
said at 12:42 PM on Wed Nov 19 2014
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Archer, Asura, Kariya are his best roles for sure. XD
said at 6:39 PM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy Birthday Liam! Thanks for being both ridiculously handsome both voice and looks!
said at 2:17 PM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy birthday to you mate. I laughed since it's also my little bro's birthday as well.
said at 1:04 PM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy birthday Liam.
said at 11:04 AM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy Birthday, Liam O'Brien. Good role as Lloyd.
said at 10:28 AM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy Birthday Liam, Great job as Nightcrawler, Asura, Lloyd, Inigo, Shin and Archer!
said at 2:42 AM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy birthday, Liam.

Gaara is his best role IMO. But I also liked his Inigo, Nightcrawler, Asura and Ieyasu Tokugawa.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:03 AM on Wed May 28 2014
Happy birthday, Liam O'Brien.
said at 11:31 AM on Mon May 19 2014
Dr Kenzo Tenma 1 of the best characters i've heard in anime and all credit to Liam for that, i also heard he was the voice director for The Last of us. One of the best games I've played in such a long time.
said at 5:15 PM on Fri Mar 28 2014
I think his deep voice is iconic, especially as Gaara and Nightcrawler, but I think he also needs more younger pitched voices once in a while similar to Jonathan Morris from Castlevania and Mugen from Samurai Champloo.
said at 3:53 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
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Well, he has a lot of great roles by the looks of it. I must hear more of him as I seem to end up listening to one of his not so great roles.
said at 11:54 AM on Thu Dec 12 2013
@Ross123 Unfortunately, sometimes he's directed in such a way where it sounds like he's just groaning constantly. He can do a simply amazing deep, powerful, mysterious voice; but sometimes the director's have him force it so much that it just sounds ridiculous, such as Silent Hill 2. Still, as I watch more of his work I can't help but completely admire how frickin' cool he can sound, and I'm sure if you see some of his work like in Darksiders you'll really grow to enjoy his voice-work.
said at 9:43 AM on Fri Dec 13 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I'll see Darksiders when I get a chance. One of the good roles (well I thought it was good) I heard was his Red Skull. He did well there.
said at 12:03 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
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I think if a Dragon Ball Z project was ever dubbed in L.A. nowadays he would make an awesome Vegeta. He's no stranger to voicing angry anti-hero's, characters of royalty or with a noble attitude, and so on. I would love to see that, actually. What do you guys think? Would he fit the character? Not that I would want Chris Sabat replaced, but it would be epic nonetheless, IMO.
said at 2:39 AM on Sat Nov 30 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy I completely agree, mate!
He'd honestly be like the perfect middle ground between Brian Drummond & Chris Sabat.
said at 7:57 AM on Sat Nov 2 2013
My top favorite roles:
Zazz(Sonic the Hedgehog)
Jonathan Morris(Castlevania)
Caius(Final Fantasy XIII series)
Akihiko Sanada(Persona 3)
Inigo(Fire Emblem Awakening)
Kain Highwind(Final Fantasy IV/Dissidia)
Red XIII(Final Fantasy VII)
Red Skull(Avengers)
Tokugawa Ieyasu(Sengoku Basara)
Asura(Asura's Wrath)
said at 7:25 PM on Thu Oct 17 2013
I loved all his roles but my personal favorite will have to be gaara
said at 7:19 PM on Sat Nov 9 2013
@TheDark_Abyss actually I changed my mind my favorite would have to be akihiko from persona
said at 11:42 PM on Wed Oct 16 2013
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The first time I heard Liam's actual voice I had to do a double take. I expected that he was a bass after seeing some of the anime he voiced in (like Gaara), boy was I surprised. Awesome work!
said at 12:35 PM on Wed Jun 19 2013
All I have to do is cover your big Mouth and you'll be dead, But that would be too Easy and too Boring.

Spider RedNight
said at 11:02 PM on Tue May 28 2013
Happy birthday, Liam! I'm so happy I got to hear you in Bleach, Ergo Proxy and Monster; you got me into anime and voice acting in general, but I rant; today's about YOU! And I hope you have/had a GREAT day!

I look forward to hearing you in future roles! :D
said at 6:48 PM on Tue May 28 2013
Happy Birthday Nightcrawler/Gaara/Kain Highwind/Caius Ballad/Archer. :)
said at 3:04 AM on Fri Apr 26 2013
I was so happy to hear Liam's voice come out for Kain in Final Fantasy Dissidia. I also liked his Ergo Proxy and Dr. Kenzo Tenma. When i was reading the manga I kept thinking he would make a great Dr. Tenma and it made my day when i turned on the anime and IT WAS HIM. lol
said at 3:45 PM on Sat Sep 29 2012
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Yoooouuu...are NOT prepared.
said at 7:32 PM on Tue May 8 2012
I liked how he did Ray
said at 5:46 AM on Fri Mar 30 2012
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He's voice directed some of the Resident Evil games.
Spider RedNight
said at 3:08 AM on Tue Mar 13 2012
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AH, his voice. It's, like... hard to describe how much I love his voice. I love his Nightcrawler and his Ukitake and his everything else, for that matter. It's amazing how different his voice can sound while still maintaining SOME sort of quality that says "Hey, I'm still Liam."
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:55 PM on Thu Feb 23 2012
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It's pretty funny how Liam's natural voice sounds nothing like the voice he uses for many of his characters.

My favourite roles of his are Miguel (love the Spanish accent he used!) and Kain.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:11 PM on Sun May 13 2012
@NCZ And now I can add Dist the Reaper to my favourites. He's without a doubt one of the game's best characters, and Liam's cackling, gleefully-evil performance is one of the biggest reasons why.
said at 10:53 PM on Fri Feb 10 2012
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he is truly among the best VAs.
said at 4:07 PM on Tue Mar 1 2011
I'd have to say that although the voice acting for Overture (precisely the english version) was a bit decent or mixed for some people, I really think he did a good job as Ky. Seeing how this Guilty Gear installment takes place after X2 Accent Core Plus, I've actually noticed this character doing more than ever. Nonetheless, Both Troy Baker and Liam O'Brien did the respective voices of Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske as being overall average for me.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Liam O'Brien role? *
18.5% (49 votes)
Akihiko Sanada
8.7% (23 votes)
Lloyd Asplund
7.2% (19 votes)
6.8% (18 votes)
Dr. Kenzo Tenma
6.4% (17 votes)
Jushiro Ukitake
5.3% (14 votes)
Nightcrawler / Kurt Wagner
4.9% (13 votes)
Kariya Matou
3.8% (10 votes)
Kain Highwind
3.4% (9 votes)
3.0% (8 votes)
3.0% (8 votes)
2.6% (7 votes)
1.9% (5 votes)
Illidan Stormrage
1.5% (4 votes)
Red Skull
1.5% (4 votes)
1.5% (4 votes)
1.1% (3 votes)
Grimoire Weiss
1.1% (3 votes)
Dist the Reaper
1.1% (3 votes)
1.1% (3 votes)
Tokugawa Ieyasu
1.1% (3 votes)
Caius Ballad
0.8% (2 votes)
Taishi Kuhonbutsu
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
Vincent Law
0.8% (2 votes)
0.8% (2 votes)
Air Raid
0.8% (2 votes)
Kazuharu Fukuyama
0.8% (2 votes)
Ky Kiske
0.4% (1 vote)
Dimitri Allen
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Vayne Aurelius
0.4% (1 vote)
Lezard Valeth
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Hisoka Kurosaki
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Reverse Flash
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Gollum / Smeagol
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Yuri Petrov / Lunatic
0.4% (1 vote)
Walter C. Dornez (Young Adult)
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
Spirit of the Jackal
0.4% (1 vote)
Orlando Haddick
0.4% (1 vote)
Mitsuhiro Maniwa
0.4% (1 vote)
0.4% (1 vote)
265 Total Votes
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