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Ryan Drummond

Ryan Drummond

Birth Place: Lima, Ohio, USA
Date Of Birth: Jan 10, 1973
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

He has been a fan of the Sonic series since the classic days.

Wanted to play Sonic in Sonic X, and even offered to move to New York so he could play the role. 4Kids instead opted to hire Jason Griffith.

Used his natural voice as Eliot in Blue Stinger and Knuckles in Sonic Shuffle.

Contact Info:

Website:
http://www.ryandrummond.com/

Quotes:

(on Sonic Adventure)
"Yes, I did get a copy from Sonic Team when it was completed and I think itís a great game! I got to see most of the animation while we were in the studio recording the voices, so I knew it was going to be really amazing. I love the speed of the game play. Believe me, Iíve spent more than a few hours running that hedgehog all over the place!"

(on becoming a voice actor)
"Being from a theatrical background, voice training has been a part of my education from day one. I learned all about breath control, pitch, vowel placement, etc.. Itís always been fun to see what I can make my voice do. I was VERY lucky to meet the right people in the VO business. Itís an INCREDIBLY hard thing to get into. There are a lot of people who would like to do what I do and many are really good at it. I give thanks every day that I had the good fortune to meet the right people at the right time and have really great auditions! It took time and patience to get where I am now."

Other Professions:

- Clown
- Mime
- Was in an a capella group

STARRING ROLES

Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 16
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IceElvenPrincess
said at 1:54 AM on Sun Jan 12 2014
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even though it's a couple days late and I'm doing this now because I'm going to be with friends today. but, HAPPY BDAY RYAN!!! my favorite Sonic voice ever, you were the first person I heard. and I thought/still do think you're amazing!! I have a lot of memories from your voice alone. really miss you as Sonic. love you and your work!! I'm one of your biggest fans.
jimmy7
said at 3:37 AM on Tue Jan 14 2014
@IceElvenPrincess

i agree with you,i love ryan more than jason and roger!
IceElvenPrincess
said at 11:31 PM on Sun Mar 2 2014
@jimmy7 hehe, thanks. at least your on the same page as on me with this. sorry on being a little with commenting. stuff came up. and I was visiting friends and was just coming back from their house at 9 in the morning. you made this comment when I was still sleeping on this particular day.
chaosincarnate
said at 6:50 PM on Fri Jan 10 2014
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Happy Birthday, Mr. Original Sonic! You may not have been my favorite Sonic, but I lover the fitting voice you used, and you really defined the Adventure-Era character for me. Stay true blue, you very talented VA. :)
Regomania
said at 6:09 PM on Fri Jan 10 2014
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Happy Birthday Soni- I mean, Ryan!
SpongeBat1
said at 8:33 PM on Tue Dec 31 2013
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Holy crap, we have the same birthday.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:06 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
@SpongeBat1 same here.
MilanTheVillain01
said at 12:10 PM on Sat Nov 30 2013
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Not only do Ryan Drummond & I share the same birthday, he's also 20 years older than me.
IceElvenPrincess
said at 7:59 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
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I agree with all of you, Ryan is awesome and the best Sonic voice indeed. I guess you could say in a technical sense that I also grew up on hearing Ryan's voice in the games for Sonic. I really wish he'd come back. but that is doubtful.
Ross123
said at 9:50 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
Sonic's 1st voice in the game series. He was really good until Jason came along but he will always remain a good Sonic actor.
Fulgore2005
said at 1:05 PM on Thu Jan 10 2013
Happy birthday, Ryan.

As the first(?) actor to voice Sonic, I thought he was really good. Shame he hasn't done any more acting in a long while.
TheTrueYuma
said at 2:01 AM on Sat Mar 2 2013
@Fulgore2005 He's the first one for the video games, I think. And he actually has had a steady voice acting career after Sonic. He was in a video game about Cthulu and apparently he was Spider-Ham.
OmegaRider99
said at 1:00 AM on Thu Jan 10 2013
Happy Birthday Ryan Drummond I like Sonic Heroes game
Mephilesthelight358
said at 5:15 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
Favorite voice actor as Sonic, especially in Sonic Heroes.
Edork42
said at 2:45 AM on Sun Sep 30 2012
Didnt like him in SA2, loved him in everything else.
TatsudomoStudios
said at 1:09 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Ryan has to come back as Sonic. Jason and Roger are terrible at voicing him. Q~Q
SteveP
said at 1:46 AM on Tue Jun 19 2012
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I still think Ryan D was the only person to ever do Sonic justice. Sure some of the lines were bad but there was barley any voice direction in the first few games he was in. Miss em dearly =(
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:42 PM on Tue Jan 10 2012
Happy birthday, Ryan!
animefan850
said at 8:59 PM on Tue May 31 2011
Is he related to Brian Drummond (A.K.A Ryuk from Death Note and Vegeta from the Ocean Dub version Dragonball Z)!? I'm just curious because he has the same Last name as him.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:25 PM on Tue May 31 2011
@animefan850 They are not related. Ryan's brother is a writer named Aaron Drummond.
Metabad
said at 3:44 PM on Sat May 21 2011
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Ryan Drummond was great, definitely my favourite voice of Sonic and made for a very menacing Metal Sonic, has he had any roles since then?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 4:49 PM on Sat May 21 2011
@Metabad Ryan has still been acting. From memory, he was in the Godfather II game and also does other work as a clown and mime.
Metabad
said at 4:56 PM on Sat May 21 2011
@NCZ Ah, cool. That's good to hear, any news on David Humphrey?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:42 PM on Sat May 21 2011
@Metabad I believe David Humphrey has been mostly doing theatre, but when it comes to voiceover, he recently did the voice of Vlad in an indie movie called "Press Start 2 Continue".
Nick102
said at 4:30 PM on Wed May 11 2011
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Is it just me, or was Ryan's Sonic voice slightly better in Sonic Adventure than in Heroes?

Anyway, Ryan is one of my favorite Sonic voices next to Roger Craig Smith. His Knuckles voice in Shuffle was okay too, I guess, but I think some of the other voice actors were better suited for that character.
jimmy7
said at 1:05 AM on Mon Apr 18 2011
you were awesome Ryan !

I Wish You Would Go Back To The Way You Were in Sonic The Hedgehog!
Sonic_Blaze
said at 11:55 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
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Ryan has the Sonic voice down better than some of the others. Today's Sonic fans give Ryan little credit which bothers me. plus I'm pretty sure Ryan voiced in other stuff other than just sonic. but still his Sonic was a closer match to Sonic's age and personality which is awesome. He's friends with Jason and IO think with Roger but I don't know but yeah he's a lot cooler if you ever get a chance to met him is what I heard.
TheUltimatePhantom1
said at 11:00 PM on Fri May 6 2011
@Sonic_Blaze Dude, he's 19 now, and, as far as I'm concerned, he doesn't sound 19!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:03 AM on Sat May 7 2011
@TheUltimatePhantom1 Sonic the franchise is almost 20 years old, but Sonic the character is still 15.
s1lv3rblaz3 (Guest)
said at 3:38 PM on Tue Jan 25 2011
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Ryan has the Sonic voice down better than some of the others. Today's Sonic fans give Ryan little credit which bothers me. plus I'm pretty sure Ryan voiced in other stuff other than just sonic. but still his Sonic was a closer match to Sonic's age and personality which I like
x (Guest)
said at 5:39 PM on Sat Sep 18 2010
Ryan Drummond is simply awesome. All of the other sonic voice actors are practically dead compared to him.
SonicGoddess43 (Guest)
said at 12:27 PM on Tue Feb 9 2010
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Ryan Drummond is the best Sonic voice I've heard in 14 years in my life ever since I was 13 years old. He's truly an Sonic voice legend to many devoted Sonic fans, like us, and will always remain the best Sonic voice in decades.
outatime21 (Guest)
said at 10:12 PM on Sun Feb 7 2010
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Ryan is hands down the best voice Sonic ever had.


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Sonic the Hedgehog
77.8% (14 votes)
Metal Sonic
16.7% (3 votes)
Bill Bardi
5.6% (1 votes)
18 Total Votes