Sam Riegel

Sam Riegel

Date Of Birth: Oct 9, 1976
Birth Place: Washington, D.C, USA

Popularity: 37th All Time, 48th This Week

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Trivia & Fun Facts:

Formerly commuted to California and New York for his work in Animation (and now just works in California).

Brother of Eden Riegel.

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Credits On BTVA: 215 Roles from 161 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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Jared Delgado
said at 12:45 PM on Fri Sep 9 2016
He's got a pretty good voice for shounen characters. Young, but mature, which, to me, is a shame since he could have reprised his role as Shirou. Not to say that Bryce was bad, but I prefer Sam more. Same goes for Liam O'Brien as Archer.
said at 2:04 AM on Mon Jul 25 2016
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Oh my is this Tristan's old voice??
said at 7:46 PM on Sat Aug 20 2016
@ShigyC YEP!
said at 2:44 AM on Sun Aug 21 2016
@Jason-Senpai The man's come so far since then. (It's a shame because he could have fit Tristan a more if they had him use a more natural voice.)
said at 10:31 PM on Sun Mar 27 2016
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It's so sweet that he's become a well-known voice & casting director.

Hopefully, this may also introduce over-looked actors, such as those who came from New York &/or dubbing circles, to bigger opportunities, to names like Romano & KZS,

...&, i dunno, *maybe* help pay their bills?
Shaun Ince
said at 8:33 PM on Mon Nov 30 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Congrats on hitting 200 roles.
said at 10:51 AM on Mon Nov 30 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
BOO-YAH, congratulations too Sam Riegel for hitting 200 roles ^__^
said at 9:45 PM on Fri Oct 9 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Sam Riegel!!

I loved his voice over performances as Emperor Awesome (Wander over Yonder) and Viral (Gurren Lagann).
said at 7:23 PM on Fri Oct 9 2015
Happy Birthday, SAM!
said at 6:01 PM on Fri Oct 9 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Donatello from TMNT 2003 and Emperor Awesome.
said at 4:05 PM on Fri Oct 9 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday, Sam.

Easily one of my top favourite VAs and ADR directors.

My favourite role is Motonari Mori. He has a great "emotionally detached" voice for the character. He also captures the "smug snake" aspect too when he betrays the Toyotomi army and when he confronts Motochika afterward.

Also enjoyed roles such as Spider-Man, Phoenix Wright, Shirou Emiya, Taniguchi, Donatello, Starscream and Pheles. Not forgetting Leon in Violetta's first season.
said at 3:52 PM on Fri Oct 9 2015
Happy Birthday Spidey:)
said at 3:46 PM on Fri Oct 9 2015
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Happy Birthday Sam Riegel!

He's one of those VA's who is just able to voice so many types of characters without having to change his voice that much.

Viral is easily my favourite role of his, he's got the ferociousness, the strength and a fitting gruff and raspy voice. Simply put it's badass.

and I also loved his performances as Donatello, Kiyotsugu Kiyojuji, Shirou Emiya, Starscream, Spider-Man, Clovis la Britanna, Taniguchi, Mephisto Pheles, Array, Ahbmad Saluja, Spartos, Dorji, Rex Raptor and Tristan Taylor (I don't care he inspired the abridged voice so it's all good in my books. :p)

I kind of wish that he came back to voice Shirou in Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works....I know he wasn't the most fitting choice but I thought he had potential and would have been more unique than Bryce Papenbrook...oh well.
said at 5:57 AM on Fri Oct 9 2015
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Happy birthday to Sam Riegel. From actor to voice director to dungeons and dragons player. From Donatello, Flynn Scifo, first generation Shiro Emiya and second generation Teddie. One of my favourite moments that Riegel has acted in was from Haruhi Suzumiya where he played as Taniguchi. His happiness squeal was golden.

As Scanlan Shorthalt from Critical Role has brought the world many golden moments. From the bard songs (hits such as Scanlan make you feel real good) to unleashing the power of Burt Reynolds.
said at 4:21 AM on Fri Oct 9 2015
Happy 39th Birthday, to a man that went from NY (where Sonic Games were recorded from 2005-2010) to LA (where Sonic Games have been recorded since 2010). Nice job with both of them Atlantic and Pacific Industries these past 2 decades.
said at 2:13 PM on Sun Jul 26 2015
Why is he not voicing Shirou Emiya anymore?
said at 8:53 AM on Sun Sep 6 2015
@craydul Ask Aniplex USA.
said at 5:16 PM on Fri Feb 27 2015
Sam Riegel has to be my favorite voice of Phoenix Wright!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:41 PM on Thu Nov 27 2014
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For the longest time, I always cracked jokes to myself about how Flynn from Vesperia looks exactly like Ky from Guilty Gear.

Now Sam Riegel is voicing both characters.

What a world.
said at 6:38 PM on Thu Oct 9 2014
Happy Birthday, YASHIRO SENPAI.
said at 4:00 PM on Thu Oct 9 2014
Happy Birthday Sam. Love his performances as Donatello, Spider-Man, Stahl, Donnel. Starscream, Zor, and Phoenix Wright among others!!!
Jared Delgado
said at 1:30 PM on Thu Oct 9 2014
Happy Birthday, Jude.
said at 12:37 PM on Thu Oct 9 2014
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Happy birthday, Motonari.

The only man capable of screwing everyone else out of ruling Japan.
said at 10:15 AM on Thu Oct 9 2014
Happy birthday in today? I don't know that.
I'd like his Clovis and Flynn.
said at 10:15 AM on Thu Oct 9 2014
Happy birthday Sam.
said at 8:11 AM on Mon Dec 2 2013
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Really liked his portrayal of Starscream. Has the essence of Chris Latta, but still keeps it original.
said at 6:46 PM on Tue Nov 12 2013
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It's kind of amazing how far this man has come from his Tristan Taylor days in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Guess it shows to never give up and let an iffy performance bring your career down. Keep up the good work!
said at 11:36 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
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I've only heard him in The Amazing Spiderman game but he does a good Andrew Garfield impression.
said at 8:09 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
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Happy Birthday Sam! You have a brilliant vocal range as Phoenix Wright, Flynn, Donatello, Teddie Mephisto and Jude. :D
Spirit Macardi
said at 11:20 PM on Sun Jul 21 2013
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I recently heard Riegel on the podcast he does along with Liam O'Brien. In it he said that he plays every character he's cast as hilariously over the top camp-gay unless instructed otherwise.

That explains SO much XD
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Sam Riegel role? *
Phoenix Wright
15.5% (27 votes)
14.9% (26 votes)
10.9% (19 votes)
10.3% (18 votes)
Mephisto Pheles
8.6% (15 votes)
Jude Mathis
7.5% (13 votes)
Yashiro Isana
7.5% (13 votes)
4.6% (8 votes)
Flynn Scifo
2.9% (5 votes)
Minoru Shiraishi
2.3% (4 votes)
Shirou Emiya
2.3% (4 votes)
Mori Motonari
1.1% (2 votes)
1.1% (2 votes)
Spider-Man / Peter Parker
1.1% (2 votes)
Emperor Awesome
1.1% (2 votes)
Tennessee Kid Cooper
1.1% (2 votes)
1.1% (2 votes)
1.1% (2 votes)
0.6% (1 vote)
0.6% (1 vote)
0.6% (1 vote)
Ky Kiske
0.6% (1 vote)
0.6% (1 vote)
Shino Aburame
0.6% (1 vote)
Rex Raptor
0.6% (1 vote)
Tristan Taylor
0.6% (1 vote)
174 Total Votes
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