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BTVA Spotlight - DreamWorks
Paul Dobson

Paul Dobson

Date Of Birth: Dec 7, 1963
Birth Place: London, England, United Kingdom

Popularity: 168th All Time, 266th This Week. *

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Full name is Paul William Dobson, sometimes credited as Paul Spencer Dobson.
  • Brother of Michael Dobson and Brian Dobson.
  • Paul is frequently cast in one of two roles: a brilliantly cunning, evil villain, or a thuggish strong guy. He also plays characters that provide some sense of comic relief, usually a minion of some kind of relatively small size like Myoga on InuYasha
  • Many of his voices were inspired by his former work as a disc jockey at strip clubs.  


Quotes:

"I can go into a deeper range, so I get to play a lot of villains. Also, playing bad guys is fun because you're venting a bit. Getting out that aggression."

(On the occasional heroic roles he gets) "It can be different. You get the sappier lines, for example. It's obviously more fun to play the villain, because they're doing the things that are naughtier, more evil, things we'd get in trouble for normally, whereas being the clean-cut hero type is more like being a policeman. Not really, though, it's usually just a straighter thing. But then usually the hero gets the girl, doesn't he? So maybe it is alright playing the hero. I like 'em both."

THE VOICES OF Paul Dobson

Credits On BTVA: 228 Roles from 112 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

  • ALL
  • SHOWS
    (64)
  • MOVIES
    (24)
  • GAMES
    (20)
  • SHORTS
    (3)
  • RIDES
    (1)

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dcmarvelanime
said at 9:18 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
Happy B-day Naraku.
Domayv
said at 2:40 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
happy birthday Paul.

One of Vancouver's finest VAs, and one of the most versatile of ranges I've seen (Paul can easily replicate the likes of Crispin Freeman, Jamieson Price, Patrick Seitz, Jim Cummings, Steve Blum, Fred Tatascoire, JB Blanc, Dee Bradley Baker, David Kaye, Keith Silverstein, and Michael McConnohie, and even other voice actors who work in Vancouver like Dale Wilson and Richard Newman. He could even be considered Scott McNeil II since both voice actors have such similar ranges), going from high pitched loke Myoga to borderline bass like Jabberwock

That being said if Dale Wilson and Don Brown arent available for Cell and Shenron respectively, I hope Paul gets those roles in the Ocean dub of DBZ Kai
tmnisaac
said at 2:23 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
Happy Birthday Naraku, Myoga, Dr. Doom, Mole Man, Enzo Matrix, Crazy Stunts, Replicon, Chronozoid, Zarbon and Dodoria from Dragon Ball Z Ocean Dub, Happosai, GraveHeart, Moo from Monster Rancher, Tankor, Obsidian, Chiros, Folken Fanel, Juggernaut, Fuehrer Gerhard von Faust, Man-E-Faces, Tri-Klops, Trap Jaw, Armada Sideways and Nemesis Prime, Jabberwock, Dr. Wily from MegaMan NT Warrior, Cybertron Landmine, Brother Captain Gabriel Angelos, Graham Aker, Alastor, Sensei Wu, Glassjaw, Shuma-Gorath, Hogun, and D-Structs.
Autovolt
said at 1:29 PM on Mon Dec 7 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Paul Dobson!

Another of Ocean's finest VA's and much like his brothers talented in just about every way whether he'd be voicing villains, heroes, brutes, old folks and so much more.

My favourite role of his is without a doubt Naraku from InuYasha, Paul just oozes evil, charisma and cruelty in this role. Naraku is the type of villain who was successfully able to get under everyone's skin and just loved every minute of it. His voice for Naraku is simply perfect for the character, it's deep without being too deep sounding, it's pretty much perfect in every way.

A close runner up then would be Graham Aker/Mr. Bushido on Gundam 00, I found it to be a refreshing change of pace when he was cast as Graham, basically he's playing the Gundam equivalent of Captain America...if he was a total weaboo. I mean he's even using a lighter registry than he usually uses which was pretty nice.

Another personal fav of mine of his is Landmine from Transfomers Cybertron. Landmine was a pretty likeable old tough guy character and I feel Paul brought out the best of the character, and gave more depth to him than if he hadn't voiced him.

I also loved his performances as Doctor Doom, Mole Man, Alastor, Jabberwock, Myoga, Ginta, Juggernaut, Sideways, Tankor, Obsidian, Overhaul, Rodimus, Superion Maximus, Signal Lancer, Nemesis Prime, Folken Fanel, Zarbon, Dodoria, Nicky, Beta Ray Bill, Hogun, Shuma-Gorath, Dr. Wily, Magicman.EXE, Swordman.EXE, Lord Akaike, Whenua, Nidhiki, Sidorak, Demitri Maximoff, E.O. Captain, Elvis and Ronny the Jaws.

I'm really hoping that in Ocean's dub of DBZ Kai Paul Dobson does Cell because honestly that would be pitch perfect casting.
Dark Kuja
said at 12:09 AM on Tue Aug 18 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Is it me, or does he sound like the Canadian Steven Jay Blum at times?
DarkWhite
said at 9:43 PM on Mon Sep 28 2015
@Dark Kuja That and Canadian Jim Cummings
Domayv
said at 11:33 PM on Mon Sep 28 2015
@DarkWhite also the Canadian Michael McConnohie (alongside with Dale Wilson and Richard Newman) and Crispin Freeman and Keith Silverstein (alongside with Michael Adamthwaite and Hiro Kanagawa)
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 12:02 AM on Fri Oct 2 2015
@Dark Kuja I like to think of Paul as "Steve Blum if he actually got to exercise his range".
Domayv
said at 9:44 AM on Fri Oct 2 2015
@CatsTuxedo I also get Crispin Freeman, Michael McConnohie, JB Blanc, Richard Epcar and even Patrick Seitz and Scott McNeil vibes from him
tmnisaac
said at 5:47 PM on Sun Dec 7 2014
Happy Birthday Dr. Doom, Sensei Wu, Juggernaut, Naraku, and Mole Man.
Skullgrin140
said at 10:18 AM on Sun Dec 7 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Paul. Still a grand voice actor for the Ocean Group.
Fulgore2005
said at 10:10 AM on Sun Dec 7 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy birthday, Paul.

He's great as Dr. Doom. it was nice he got to reprise for MvC3.
Jared Delgado
said at 8:32 AM on Sun Dec 7 2014
And of course, Dr. Doom.
Jared Delgado
said at 8:31 AM on Sun Dec 7 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday, Paul. Best Naraku ever.
Ross123
said at 6:42 AM on Sun Dec 7 2014
Happy birthday Paul.
Jared Delgado
said at 2:12 PM on Mon Sep 8 2014
Same reason that I stated for Michael Dobson.
Dark Kuja
said at 8:34 PM on Wed Feb 26 2014
I would've loved to hear him as Marluxia.
NikkolasKing
said at 8:34 PM on Mon Feb 17 2014
 1 Shout Out!
His Naraku convinced me he has the best "villain voice" in all of dubbed anime. What an amazing actor.
Ross123
said at 11:14 AM on Mon Dec 16 2013
Big fan of his Dr. Doom and some of his anime work.
munsonx4
said at 3:15 PM on Mon Dec 9 2013
He voiced Bardock?
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:22 PM on Fri Dec 6 2013
Happy 50th birthday, Paul. A great deal of range and power, as well as a simply hysterical old man voice.
LordofEvil96
said at 7:20 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
 1 Shout Out!
It made me as Jolly as a Roger to see him reprise his role as Doctor Doom in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 11:54 AM on Wed Oct 5 2011
The voice of Naraku, Dr. Doom and Happosai!

Very talented actor!
Remy Lebeau
said at 4:29 PM on Thu Apr 21 2011
go paul! w00t
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 3:08 PM on Wed Aug 26 2009
 1 Shout Out!
Inuyasha the anime is returning to tv this fall in Japan (finally!). Hope Paul returns for the english dub. :)
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Paul Dobson role? *
Dr. Doom
30.6% (15 votes)
Naraku
28.6% (14 votes)
Zarbon
6.1% (3 votes)
Alastor
4.1% (2 votes)
Sideways
4.1% (2 votes)
Maido-kun / Howdy
2.0% (1 votes)
Rodimus
2.0% (1 votes)
Brother-Captain Gabriel Angelos
2.0% (1 votes)
Myoga
2.0% (1 votes)
Happosai
2.0% (1 votes)
Moo
2.0% (1 votes)
Sensei Wu
2.0% (1 votes)
Dr. Kochin
2.0% (1 votes)
Beta Ray Bill
2.0% (1 votes)
Tankorr
2.0% (1 votes)
Demitri Maximov
2.0% (1 votes)
Enzo Matrix
2.0% (1 votes)
Anubis / Shuten Douji
2.0% (1 votes)
49 Total Votes
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