Wayne Grayson

Wayne Grayson

Date Of Birth: 1974
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Popularity: 348th All Time, 506th This Week

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  • Avid Comic Book fan. (And yes he is aware of how his name is so similar to a certain dynamic duo.) 
  • Real Name: Vinnie Penna

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said at 7:42 AM on Fri Sep 22 2017
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Happy Birthday, Wayne Nyehson!
said at 7:22 AM on Fri Sep 22 2017
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Happy Birthday Wayne Grayson!

My top 5 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Joey Wheeler (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
2.) Michelangelo (TMNT)
3.) Hellmaster Phibrizzo (Slayers)
4.) Shadi (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
5.) Butler (Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker)

It's great to see him reprise the role of Joey Wheeler in The Dark Side of Dimensions along with Shadi and now Solomon Muto (taking the role over from the late Maddie Blaustein)
said at 6:38 AM on Fri Sep 22 2017
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Happy Birthday Wayne Grayson!
said at 11:38 PM on Sat Aug 26 2017
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"T! M! N! T! What you get is what you see!!!"

"...You know, seriously, you're only embarrassing yourself."
Jared DiCarlo
said at 11:59 AM on Thu Jun 22 2017
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obviously his best role is marcel toing lol
said at 9:00 PM on Wed May 3 2017
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said at 12:19 PM on Sat Feb 11 2017
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Talented VA great as Joey Wheeler, and Lance, hellmaster, and Michaelangelo one new York best
said at 10:59 PM on Sat Dec 3 2016
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Wayne was just great as Lance, Joey Wheeler, Michelangelo, Butler, and Dartz: he is definitely one of the finest VAs still remaining in New York.
said at 2:26 PM on Fri Oct 21 2016
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Another of New York's finest VA's!

Wayne Grayson is great whether he's playing funny hot blooded idiots, hammy charismatic villains or even little kids.

My favourite role of his is his most iconic, Joey Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh! He's got one of my favourite Brooklyn accents I've ever heard. Yeah it's maybe a bit overdone but to be fair, in the Japanese version the character has a Osakan accent which often translate into a New Yorker accent so in all fairness it fits him rather well, plus he nails the lovable hot blooded idiot underdog and good friend that Joey is.

I'll admit I never saw much of the later seasons of Duel Monsters but he was rather impression as Dartz from what I've heard. I also liked him as Shadi. He also does a great job emulating the late Maddie Blaustein as Solomon Muto, I hope he can continue improving on that impression he shows a lot of potential. Syrus Truesdale is also a great example of his range. I'm rather impressed that this is the same guy who did Joey. If I never knew, I wouldn't have guessed.

Speaking of kid characters he's voiced, I really loved his performance as Hellmaster Phibrizzo in The Slayers franchise. Again, really shows off how versatile he is as a VA.

He also made one shell of a Michelangelo in TMNT, he was hilarious in the role.

I also loved his performances as Butler, Lance, Harrison and Fandral.

It's cool to see that he got to voice in Gundam Thunderbolt this past year and the fact he's most likely back as Joey Wheeler is great.

It'd be cool if he got to voice in the dub of the new Berserk series. Here's hoping we hear him in more great dubs soon.
EPA Deane
said at 12:33 PM on Wed Nov 16 2016
@Autovolt "So if you wanna get to the King of Games, you gotta go through me... the uh uh... GODFADDA A' GAMES.... Capiche?"
said at 6:02 AM on Mon Dec 26 2016
@Autovolt Actually, Jonouchi doesn't have an Osakan accent in the Japanese version. The idea of giving him a New York accent came from the fact he has an extremely rude, and often improper, way of speaking to people in the Japanese version. A similar thing happened with Bakura. His normal personality has an extremely polite way of speaking - hence him having a British accent in the dub.

The closest there is an Osaka accent in Yugioh is Rex Raptor. His character speaks in the Kansai Ben dialect in the Japanese version. An English equivalent would be something like a Texas hick voice - but I guess 4Kids figured they had enough accents in the dub as is.
said at 5:54 AM on Mon Oct 17 2016
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His Dartz was freaking incredible.
said at 8:39 PM on Sun Jun 5 2016
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said at 5:02 AM on Wed Dec 9 2015
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He has a lot more impressive voice range than I think a lot of people realize. It's a shame he doesn't seem to be doing much anime work anymore.
said at 11:17 AM on Thu Aug 22 2013
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Excellent voice actor who has demonstrated broad range in a variety of roles. I always look forward to hearing from him.

My favorites of his are:

Joey Wheeler and Dartz (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Syrus Truesdale (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX)
Michelangelo (TMNT 2003)
Butler, Harrison, and Lance (Pokemon)
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Wayne Grayson role? *
Joey Wheeler
58.3% (35 votes)
23.3% (14 votes)
5.0% (3 votes)
3.3% (2 votes)
Lyman Banner
1.7% (1 vote)
Syrus Truesdale
1.7% (1 vote)
Michelangelo 2003
1.7% (1 vote)
Hellmaster Phibrizzo
1.7% (1 vote)
Ruka Tsuchiya
1.7% (1 vote)
1.7% (1 vote)
60 Total Votes
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