Jason Griffith

Jason Griffith

Date Of Birth: Nov 29, 1980

Popularity: 128th All Time, 190th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Among fans he is commonly called Jason Anthony Griffith. However, this is the name of a different actor. This Jason Griffith's real middle name is Adam.
  • Is a big Sonic fan and owns Sonic 1-3 Sonic CD and Unleashed (his favorite).
  • Originally auditioned for Chris Thorndyke but a producer and executives from SEGA told him he had a "Sonic" voice and got the part.
  • Is good friends with predecessor Ryan Drummond.
  • Was referred by a recording engineer to audition for Shadow and got the part. Likewise, he was requested by Sega to voice Jet.
  • Says out of all the roles he has ever done, Sonic is his favorite.
  • Loves to impersonate Elvis.
  • Sonic was his first ever voice role and launched his career as a voice actor.


(Favorite line to say as Sonic) "Kids, don't use formula one race cars to chase hedgehogs!"

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said at 2:44 PM on Mon Jun 4 2018
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Glad to see Jason still doing dubs!
said at 11:17 AM on Mon Jun 4 2018
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Congratulations on reaching 100 roles, Jason!
EPA Deane
said at 1:21 PM on Sat Apr 28 2018
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I've heard that he will be the Dub for 'FLCL Progressive'.

If this means that he's still going to be Doing Dub voice work, then I'm happy with this news.
said at 4:31 AM on Mon Apr 2 2018
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The Steve Staley and Brad Swaile of the Big Apple. In fact, he could actually make a good Light Yagami if Death Note was given to NYAV Post. He can also make a good Rock if Black Lagoon was given to NYAV Post.

Anyways, Sonic is my favorite role from Griffith. Wish he did more roles.
said at 4:34 PM on Mon Apr 16 2018
@littlepaul1002 Also possibly Yuri Lowenthal, if you think that kind of makes sense.
8000 Saiyans
said at 1:07 AM on Wed Feb 28 2018
 5 Shout Outs!
EPA Deane
said at 2:27 AM on Fri Dec 1 2017
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Happy (Belated) Birthday Jason Griffith

He Was Truly Phenominal as Cyborg 009/ Joe Shimamura.

Hopefully His Son will live a Happy and Fulfilling Life, in spite of the Health Problems he's been suffering from.
said at 8:19 AM on Mon Mar 19 2018
@EPA Deane What's happening with him?
EPA Deane
said at 8:43 AM on Mon Mar 19 2018

said at 7:37 AM on Thu Nov 30 2017
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Happy Birthday Jason Griffith!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic The Hedgehog)
2.) Shadow The Hedgehog (Sonic The Hedgehog)
3.) Cilan (Pokemon)
4.) Miyamoto Usagi (TMNT)
5.) Jin Kanzaki (Zetman)
6.) Cyborg 009/Joe Shimamura (009 Re:Cyborg)
7.) Sir Aaron (Pokemon)
8.) Iron Man/Tony Stark (Iron Man: Extremis)
9.) Cheren (Pokemon)
10.) Jonathan Crane (The Dark Knight Rises: The Mobile Game)
8000 Saiyans
said at 2:51 PM on Wed Nov 29 2017
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Happy birthday, Jason.
said at 5:45 AM on Wed Nov 29 2017
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Once again, happy birthday, Jason.
said at 10:47 PM on Tue Nov 28 2017
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Happy Birthday Jason Griffith my favorite Sonic the Hedgehog better be again
said at 5:15 PM on Wed Sep 20 2017
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Jason will alway's be my favorite Sonic voice!, along with Ryan Drummond as well. Both voices I grew up with as a kid! Roger Craig Smith is still doing a great job as Sonic too!
EPA Deane
said at 3:15 PM on Tue Sep 19 2017
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If Jason Griffith ever works on a Transformers Motion Comic, He Would be Fantastic as Bumblebee.
said at 6:11 PM on Tue Aug 22 2017
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His early roles were.. yeah, not so great. His Sonic always sounded topsy-turvy (WOOooAH, THIS is NEEEW) except near the end, and Usopp.. I'll just say I'd like to see what his Usopp sounds under way better direction. He's become a way better actor over the years and to this day.

With that said, dude seems like a genuinely nice guy. I hope he and his wife have a safe life with their child.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:08 PM on Thu Aug 17 2017
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He and his wife just had a baby a few weeks ago and unfortunately they've been having some medical issues. They've set up a Gofundme for anyone to help contribute to.


Really hope it works out for him and his family. Health issues with a newborn baby are something nobody should ever have to go through.
Jared DiCarlo
said at 3:47 PM on Tue May 30 2017
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said at 12:02 PM on Tue Nov 29 2016
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Happy Birthday Jason Griffith the true Sonic the Hedgehog I Hope too be Sonic again
said at 11:00 AM on Tue Nov 29 2016
Happy Birthday Jason Griffith! Happy Birthday Sonic! Hope you & your Successor Roger Craig Smith become Good Friends too. Like with you & Ryan Drummond cause 3 Sonics are better than 1!!)
said at 8:50 AM on Tue Nov 29 2016
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Once again, happy birthday, Jason. I hope you take care of yourself and keep up the good work. I will always remember you as Sonic and Shadow (even Jet, to a certain extent). Maybe one day you'll decide to move to L.A. so you could get great material to work with. Who knows? I guess only time will tell.
said at 8:41 AM on Tue Nov 29 2016
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Hbd Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Cilan
said at 5:50 AM on Tue Nov 29 2016
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So is his birthday the 26th or the 29th? Happy (possibly belated) birthday. Keep up the good work.
said at 5:44 AM on Tue Nov 29 2016
Happy Birthday Jason Griffith!
said at 3:44 PM on Sat Nov 26 2016
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Happy Birthday J. Griff!!!

I have a lot of nostalgia for his performances in Sonic X, but I thought he got really good as those characters by SSBB and Sonic and The Black Knight. I also enjoyed his performances as Mirage Leonardo, Usagi Yojimbo, Atticus Rhodes, and his various characters in Pokemon.

That all being said, he's now become a seriously good VA, and gives incredibly epic, dramatic performances. I really liked him as Iron Man and Cyborg 009/Joe Shimamura. He was also good as Elixir.

I've heard good things about his Keita Ibuki & Jin Kanzaki, so I may have to check those shows out someday.

Also, I never knew he was Bongo the Monkey in those Danimals commercials. XD
said at 6:53 AM on Sat Nov 26 2016
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Happy Birthday Jason Griffith!

Even though he wasn't my favourite Sonic VA I still thought he improved a lot in the role. Sonic and The Black Knight and Sonic Rivals 2 were the games that he performed the best as him IMO.

He was also great as Atticus Rhodes. Giving him a pretty lovable voice and performance. His Nightshroud sounded appropriately dark and threatening too!

And while I haven't watched much of Kurokami. His work as Keita was phenomenal from what I heard (like that scream he did was VERY well-done.j
said at 6:51 AM on Sat Nov 26 2016
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Sonic's the name, speed's my game. Come on, step it up! Happy Birthday, Jason Griffith! I'm going to echo pretty much everyone's sentiments here: he's come so far as a VA. Of course I'll always remember Griffith for his performances as the Blue Blur himself and Shadow the Hedgehog, but he also managed to pleasantly surprise me via roles like Tony Stark/Iron Man, Bongo the Monkey, Sir Aaron, Cilan, Cyborg 009/Joe Shimamura, and Usagi Yojimbo.
said at 6:44 AM on Sat Nov 26 2016
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the Brad Swaile of New York.
said at 5:28 PM on Tue Nov 8 2016
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I really really liked his performances in Zetman, Slayers and 009 Re:Cyborg. He has come so far from early days of Sonic X!
said at 10:59 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
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He was a great Sonic the Hedgehog.
said at 7:35 PM on Wed Oct 5 2016
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Hearing his Joe & Iron Man voices, I gotta say Jason is an incredible actor now. It would be awesome if he does more VAing.

I enjoyed some of his other older roles, but man, he's great now.
said at 3:26 AM on Thu Oct 6 2016
@GreenGoblin75 Which type of character would you like to hear Jason as more often?
said at 2:15 PM on Thu Sep 1 2016
WHOA WHOA WHOA. I just found out. . . Jason Griffith also voiced Sulfus from Angel's Friends!!

I'm a little bit unnerved about this. . . .
said at 7:17 PM on Tue Aug 30 2016
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My favorite role of his actually would have to be Miyamoto Usagi from the 2003 TMNT cartoon. It's a shame the character only appeared in roughly six episodes.
said at 5:14 PM on Tue Jul 26 2016
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Really talented guy he Great as Sonic, Keita, Kanzaki, Sir Aaron, and Cyborg 009
said at 8:24 AM on Tue Jul 5 2016
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Ahh, Sonic. :D

He was great as Atticus in Yu-Gi-Oh GX.
said at 1:44 PM on Fri May 6 2016
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"I posses far too much power to be anything but the real thing!"
said at 12:04 AM on Sun Dec 27 2015
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I am not, nor have I ever been, a big fan of this guy, but his Shadow was definitely better than Kirk Thornton's at any rate, I have to give him credit for that.
said at 11:10 PM on Sun Nov 29 2015
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Happy Birthday Sonic!
said at 4:11 PM on Sun Nov 29 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy birthday, Jason.
said at 1:32 PM on Sun Nov 29 2015
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Happy birthday Sonic
said at 6:24 AM on Sun Nov 29 2015
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Happy birthday, J. Griff!
said at 1:49 PM on Thu Nov 26 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Jason Griffith!

I swear Jason continues to get better and better each year

I actually did enjoy him as Sonic the Hedgehog (not the biggest fan of the character) but I found he had a good amount of energy for the role even if he was a bit grating at times. His Shadow is pretty darn cool sounding, I think he might be my favourite of the voices he's had thus far.

Outside of Sonic he has some fantastic range to also play characters like Sir Aaron, Cilan, Abel Lanzard, Usagi Yojimbo, Tony Stark/Iron Man and even Jin Kanzaki. Seriously his Jin was awesome....that voice was way to good for that crappy series.

I hope he gets to voice more awesome roles in the future.
said at 4:51 AM on Sat Nov 26 2016
While I still have not seen the movie, Jason's performance as Cyborg 009/Joe Shimamura in 009 Re:Cyborg sounds like it's probably his best performance yet and to date. He sounds like he's bringing so much depth to the role.

I also find it amusing that Jason is now like New York's answer to Mamoru Miyano between Joe and Cilan.

I still stick by what I said last year that it's like year after year Jason Griffith continues to improve and get better as a voice actor. There was a time when I would have said he was legit awful but now I consider him one of New York's finest VA's.

I truly believe Griffith is a perfect example of a VA improving over time to the point where they are truly amazing.

It is a shame that a lot of his more mediocre performances in his early days are what most folks will remember him as especially in the 4Kids era, that stigma may never go away but at least I know and many of you guys on the site know that Jason is a great VA.

I haven't seen Psychic School Wars either but I'll definitely check it out when I can, I assume Jason is a great fit for his role as well.

Happy Birthday Jason Griffith!
said at 1:12 PM on Thu Nov 26 2015
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Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog, Sir Aaron, Usagi Yojimbo, Shadow the Hedgehog, Lord Darkar, and Cilan.
said at 12:15 AM on Thu Nov 26 2015
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Happy Birthday Jason Griffith my favorite true Sonic the Hedgehog to be again
said at 6:37 AM on Sun Oct 18 2015
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What if Jason decides to work at Funimation?
said at 7:39 PM on Sat Sep 3 2016
@Marusero Doubt it, since he still only does voice dub in New York.
said at 7:48 PM on Sat Sep 3 2016
@SteelEthlan Don't worry, it's okay. I understand what you mean. I just personally wish the directors could take advantage of improving his vocal range and, well, I hope you get what I mean. Who knows? Only time will tell. Still, to each their own, you have your own opinion and I have mine.
said at 3:00 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
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Shadow also.
said at 2:59 PM on Sun Sep 6 2015
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Best Sonic Ever. No doubt about it.
said at 5:25 AM on Sat Aug 29 2015
I wish Sega let Jason stay as Sonic.
said at 11:01 PM on Fri Jul 31 2015
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Jason Griffith got so much better since his early days. Kurokami, Iron Man: Extremis, and the upcoming 009 movie (haven't seen Zetman yet). Major props. Hope he gets more stuff. He's amazing now.
said at 6:52 PM on Sat Jul 11 2015
Jason you may have gotten unwanted critiques from the Sonic and One Piece fanbases for debatable reasons but at least you made for the perfect Miyamoto Usagi.
said at 3:22 PM on Wed Jul 1 2015
Jason, you are my favorite Sonic.
said at 1:26 PM on Mon Mar 30 2015
I love Sonic.
said at 12:28 PM on Wed Nov 26 2014
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Happy Birthday Jason. While I wasn't fond of his work at first (that was also during a time when I only listened to other peoples opinions without forming my own), I came to appreciate him over time. Granted, I still find his early roles weak, but you can blame the voice direction for that, as well as his lack of experience. Over time, he has turned in some great performances, like his last outing in Sonic and the Black Knight, Kurokami, Iron Man: Extremis, and Zetman!!!
said at 2:06 AM on Wed Nov 26 2014
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Happy birthday Jason.
said at 12:22 AM on Wed Nov 26 2014
Happy Birthday Jason Griffith my favorite True Sonic the Hedgehog I hope to be Sonic again Sonic X Best and Cilan from Pokemon too I do like Shadow and Jet the Hawk
said at 9:16 PM on Tue Nov 25 2014
Happy Birthday Jason.
said at 9:06 PM on Tue Nov 25 2014
Happy Birthday Sonic, Shadow, Jet, Usopp and Usagi. You are great as Iron Man/Tony Stark as well
said at 5:43 PM on Thu Aug 28 2014
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Fun Fact: He appeared on Blue Bloods!!

Skip to 0:18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uit7gW2MvTQ.
said at 3:39 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
I was watching bits and pieces of his performance in Kurokami, and all I can say is DAMN!!!! To think the guy who had one of the oddest deliveries ever in the past (ALL RIGHT!!! NOw we're taLKing!!!), could hold his own against Laura Bailey, Patrick Seitz, Troy Baker, Stephanie Sheh among others. He's come a long way, that's for sure. I actually prefer him more as Keita than Sonic.
said at 11:42 PM on Wed Aug 13 2014
@DravenRoth994 and Roger Craig Smith, he stood face to face with the one would replace him as Sonic six months before it was announced...... and Crispin Freeman, apparently Kurokami is a union dub, don't know why much of the New York cast was in it considering most of New York's work is Non-union.
said at 1:23 PM on Fri Aug 15 2014
@awesome Well I did say "among others." Since you mentioned it however, I'm wondering how I missed that!! TWO SONICS in one dub!!!
said at 2:11 PM on Tue Aug 12 2014
Originally auditioned for Chris Thorndyke? I wonder who would have voiced Sonic in Sonic X had they not insisted he become Sonic.....
said at 2:07 AM on Tue Jul 29 2014
Keita Ibuki is by far the best role you've ever done, hope one day you will move to LA or even funimation, and you'll be seen more often next to actors/actresses like Laura Bailey or Julie Ann Taylor one day :).
said at 6:20 AM on Thu Jun 26 2014
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I'm surprised that he was only born in 1980 (5 years younger than Craig Smith, and 7-8 years younger than Drummond). Surely he's not the Youngest to have voiced a Sonic Character(s) or the Youngest 4Kids Voice Actor.
said at 9:25 PM on Sun Apr 20 2014
Started off blah in Sonic X(though Shadow is more consistent with the games that came after) but he soon became the Ultimate Sonic when he was dubbing the games

He will always be remembered for years to come
said at 5:35 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
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Happy Birthday Jason! Fantastic job as Sonic, Shadow, Jet the Hawk and Jin Kanzaki. Hopefully you'll get more roles soon.
said at 5:13 PM on Tue Nov 26 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON!!! my second favorite voice for Sonic and Shadow and the original Jet the Hawk voice. I hope you have an awesome birthday!! I find you an inspiration.
said at 9:04 PM on Mon Nov 25 2013
Happy Birthday again Jason Griffith my favorite Sonic the Hedgehog and Cilan from Pokemon I do like Shadow the Hedgehog and Jet the Hawk
said at 12:45 AM on Sat Nov 16 2013
he is definitely second best at voicing Shadow. he did a great job with that role and Jet the Hawk. he's definitely my 2nd favorite voice actor for Shadow. he didn't do bad as Sonic either.
said at 9:06 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
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Started off a bad Sonic but eventually became the best Sonic actor of all time. Sonic 4ever.
said at 5:02 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
@Leetastic3 Totally!
said at 4:03 PM on Fri Oct 11 2013
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Hmph.. it fascinates me, when he began: Jason was the WEAKEST Sonic voice. However he did have pretty bad direction during his time as Sonic. Then... he got better, then he became awesome, now holds the standard as Sonic.

As for his other roles... again he's brilliant. Why is he NOT in a Final Fantasy, Assassin's Creed or Resident Evil game!?
said at 9:25 PM on Sun Oct 13 2013
@Aussieroth He lives in NY, so there's little chance for him to appear in anime or games that are recorded or dubbed in LA (Where the Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, and Assassin's Creed games (Also done in Montreal) are recorded at).

As much as I want to see him appear in an LA dub, I hope he considers it in the future.
said at 6:08 AM on Wed Sep 11 2013
I'm glad Jason Griffith got a chance to play in Pokemon again. It's a shame Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, and most of the other original cast couldn't return.
said at 7:54 PM on Wed Aug 14 2013
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I have to admit that, even though I'm still not big fan of his work in general, I've really grown to respect/admire Jason as a voice actor; Cilan in Pokémon is a prime example of his talent, and is easily my favorite role of his.

Sir Aaron and Marcus would have to be runner-ups, though I admit I'm biased since I still enjoy the Pokémon movies. ^^;
Spirit Macardi
said at 10:49 PM on Sun Jul 21 2013
I'll admit that in my youth I didn't think highly of Griffith because I was so used to Drummond as Sonic and hated that he was replaced. However, looking back, he really wasn't bad in the role. Not in the least.

Even though Roger Craig Smith's Sonic is my current favorite, Griffith was still very well cast in the role.
said at 4:05 PM on Sun Jul 7 2013
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Bongo the Monkey from Danimals commercials, and his roles in Pokemon were phenomenal.
said at 5:32 AM on Wed Jan 30 2013
Hello Mr.Griffith. I really loved your roles as Sonic, Shadow Jet and Professor Pickles' assistant in the Sonic series. It was actually really hard for me to get used to when I heard Kirk Thornton was replacing you in Sonic Free Riders, I actually cried for months, I know that's lame but it happened, I have grown to love your voice over time and I still prefer it. ^^; I don't know if you read these type of websites but I'm really grateful you did those roles in my favourite video games and one of my favourite anime and I want to say thank you. I still miss you as all three of the main SEGA characters too, Shadow especially, but I miss you as Jet because I don't like the new voice as much as the way you did him =( It would be so amazing if you returned as Shadow one day as well as Sonic, I grew to love you as him also, and definitely Jet. I know the reason for the voice changes I heard was because of a contract expiring or something, but still... Thank you, Mr. Griffith for the memories, I'm forever grateful to get to experience your amazing voice talent. ^^
said at 9:02 PM on Mon Dec 3 2012
Happy B-day Griffith! ;)
said at 10:49 PM on Mon Nov 26 2012
Happy Birthday Jason!
said at 12:07 AM on Mon Nov 26 2012
Happy Birthday Jason Griffith my favorite Sonic,Shadow the Hedgehog and Jet the Hawk and Cilan from Pokemon awesome Sonic X good
said at 10:02 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
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I have to ask all the 4Kids/Jason fans something; is he REALLY one of, if not your #1 favorite voice actor? I mean honestly, did any of you even look around BTVA outside of the Sonic-related pages?
said at 10:11 PM on Wed Aug 22 2012
Ok, I should apologize if I just come off as rude or condescending, but seriously, just stop making comments about how much you like him, think he's the best, or you wanting him back. It's really NOT necessary to post the same things on the Sonic VCs, the character's pages AND the voice actors' pages.
said at 8:08 PM on Mon Jun 11 2012
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Jason can be a great voice actor! Just get him some good direction and writing he can work with. He didn't do horrible as Sonic, but I feel that he could've been alot better during his time as the blue blur. His last performance in Sonic and the Black Knight was, in my opinion, the best. I also love him as Miyamoto Usagi too. (Not Usagi Yojimbo! That's the name of his comics, the character's name is MIYAMOTO USAGI!) Also, he does get better as time goes by, which is the best part about his acting. It's a shame he was removed from his Sonic role just as he gave the best, but maybe SEGA will give him a cameo sometime.
said at 10:38 PM on Tue Jun 5 2012
Is it just me or does his interpretation of Sonic sound like Goku From Dragon Ball Z? Which is ironic, or coincidental, because of Super Sonic.
said at 2:28 PM on Fri Mar 30 2012
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The ultimate voice for Sonic, Shadow, and Jet! No one can ever replace the awesomess he gave them.
said at 4:57 AM on Mon Jan 2 2012
Is the guy below who's name is "jasongriffith" really Jason Griffith? Oh, well....I really don't care about him voicing Sonic anymore, I like Roger better. I guess Jason earned his spot in Pokemon...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:56 AM on Mon Jan 2 2012
@akmaldanish I doubt it.
said at 2:03 AM on Mon Dec 26 2011
Best Sonic voice EVER!!!
Madness Abe
said at 7:58 PM on Sat Nov 26 2011
Happy birthday, Mr. Griffith. While the new voices are great, you will be the best Sonic and Shadow forever!
said at 10:47 PM on Sat Nov 26 2011
@Madness Abe also Jet the Hawk too
Belial Edge
said at 3:02 AM on Sun Nov 20 2011
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Griffith as Sonic in Sonic Rivals 2 seems to be the best inb4 Sonic Unleashed.
Belial Edge
said at 9:31 PM on Thu Nov 10 2011
Griffith's on par with Smith with Sonic, but Griffith hands down is THE BEST Shadow there is.
Belial Edge
said at 2:57 AM on Sun Nov 20 2011
@Belial Edge Also, as of Shadow the Hedgehog Griffith's Sonic GOT MUCH BETTER before Sonic Unleashed where it was considered the best.
said at 11:50 PM on Thu Sep 1 2011
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I hope the Werehog is in Generations and Jason voices him....
Even if not a lot of people liked the Werehog, many praised the voice and it would be fun to have a boss battle or cut-scenes a least.
It would be awesome to have him return somehow....
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:16 AM on Fri Sep 2 2011
@Werehog655 Since Egg Dragoon is in the game, the Werehog might come back. For Jason coming back, there's not a chance. He works in a different region, and now that the voice cast has been replaced, it's pointless to bring back any old voices (Mike Pollock is the exception, plus he had to be recast).
said at 9:56 AM on Wed Jun 15 2011
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Ahhh, Jason Griffith. I love this guy not really because of a single role he's done, but because of how much he's improved.
Being a Sonic fan, obviously the first time I heard him was in Sonic X, his very first voice role. And to be completely honest, it shows how inexperienced he was when I go back and watch it again. When he got it right, he was pure gold. When he got it wrong, I cringed a little.

This pattern follows into the games, but I don't honestly think this was all Jason's fault. I have a nasty feeling that the recording sessions were rushed because a lot of the more experienced actors on the cast (like Lisa Ortiz and Dan Green) don't sound right in places either.
But to me, Jason was still Sonic. I'd never heard Ryan Drummond voicing our blue hero so when I thought Sonic, I automatically thought of Jason. His voice was just what I was used to.

There are a lot of positive comments here now, but believe it or not when Jason first replaced Ryan as Sonic in the games, there was a HORRIBLE backlash from fans who hated the change. To a certain extent I understood, because when you get used to a certain voice, it sounds really jarring when it changes. The older fans were used to Ryan Drummond; I was used to Jason Griffith, and it was really shocking to see how unpleasant the fans were being about him.
But gradually people got used to him and he slipped very naturally into the role, like all good actors do. (And now he's been replaced, the same thing's happening again, but I won't go into that.)

I don't just love Jason for his performance as Sonic, though. I also think he's great as Atticus in GX and Sir Aaron from Pokemon. He literally made me BAWL with his performance as Sir Aaron and I thought that was as good as he was going to get.
I was wrong.

Everyone, if you're even remotely a fan of Jason Griffith, check out his performance as Keita Ibuki. I swear it's the best performance he has ever given - yes, EVEN BETTER THAN SONIC. Sometimes in Kurokami, I thought Jason's performance could even stand up beside maestros in anime dubbing like Vic Mignogna. Yes, I just said that. I actually wish he would do more dramatic anime roles if it results in epic awesomeness like that.

Jason Griffith, wow! have you improved and I am proud to have you on my list of very favourite voice actors. I know now that my faith in you was totally justified. Obviously I'll miss you as Sonic - as you were my Sonic - but it's great to see what you're doing with your career in the meantime. Please carry on giving us epic awesomeness.

And to all the haters out there, just... just check out his performance as Keita before you dismiss him completely.
said at 6:45 AM on Tue Jun 21 2011

i'm Totally agree with you!

BTW,Cilan's voice in Pokémon Black and White like exactly Sonic's voice!

Jason He's doing great as usual!

i always watching Pokemon Series and Playing Sonic Games,I Like to see jason's voice from characters that i like : Marcus,Sir Aaron,Cilan,Leonardo Mirage,Sonic ,Shadow and the others!

here's the link


I Make this video! I Hope You like it!
Belial Edge
said at 1:17 AM on Tue Mar 6 2012
@Sutzgal So damn true. He outta most Sonic VA's has been given a lot of time to improve, and it worked. Too bad he was replaced when things got good.

Not to mention, his other voices can make me unhear a possible Touma Kamijou from To Aru Majutsu no Index from him.
Imagine Sonic going "DAMN MISFORTUNE!!!!!"
said at 3:33 PM on Sat Jun 4 2011
He voices the Sonic characters the very best, especially Sonic! I wish he would come back in Generations! ANd beyond that!
Stephy Laurens
said at 3:34 PM on Tue Jun 7 2011
@Brianabonifacio Yeah, no can replace Sonic's and even Shadow's voices. Jason is definitely the best hands down and I wish he could come back voice these characters again! But other roles he has done are also brilliant! Jason=Sonic's true voice!
said at 4:28 PM on Fri Jul 1 2011
@Stephy Laurens
"Jason=Sonic's true voice!"
I couldn't have put it any better way

His voicing matches Sonic's personality PERFECTLY.
said at 3:43 PM on Sat May 21 2011
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I never knew him and Ryan Drummond were friends, so that's pretty cool. I admit I didn't like him at first but he did get better as Sonic and Shadow, it's just a shame they replaced him as soon as he started nailing the roles. Oh well.
said at 3:59 PM on Fri May 6 2011
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He's a good voice actor ! :) His voice for Sonic and Shadow are my favorites.
said at 12:55 PM on Fri May 6 2011
I like this guy for one reason only... He doesn't voice Sonic any more. Hopefully he shan't ever again. :)

Okay, that's cruel and unfair. I actually liked his Shadow voice, but his Sonic voice? I dunno, I didn't think his inflections were quite right. :/
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:58 AM on Sun Apr 17 2011
 5 Shout Outs!
PLEASE STOP making comments asking him to return as Sonic. One, Jason doesn't run the site, so he probably won't see these, and two, the odds of him returning are VERY LOW. If you make these comments, they will be deleted. Thank you.
said at 4:55 PM on Fri Apr 29 2011

And I suppose the same goes to Drummond and White fans too...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:22 PM on Fri Apr 29 2011
@Truesonic Well, yes, but there have been very few. With Jason, it's getting to be really annoying.
said at 7:06 PM on Thu Jun 16 2011
@NCZ No kidding...
said at 9:35 PM on Mon Jan 30 2012
@Hotshotfan I'll say.
said at 8:12 PM on Wed Mar 2 2011
Jason, please come back to us as Sonic, Shadow and Jet because I grew up hearing your voice in all my life and I think you and the rest of the 4kids cast have bring great honour as Sonic and Friends to me. Thank You. :')
said at 9:43 AM on Sat Feb 19 2011
 1 Shout Out!
Jason you were an awesome Sonic thank you for dealing with all the haters in the past and never giving up your role. I wish you luck for your future voicing and you have my support
said at 11:53 PM on Wed Feb 9 2011
he is GOOD FRIENDS with Ryan . So fans you should stop bagging on Ryan's Sonic then.
said at 12:42 PM on Sat Feb 26 2011

The same goes for some of the Ryan fans too as they bashed Jason's Sonic as well but then again everyone is entitled to their own opinion except so many fans and others took it seriously and look what happend they caused this...But Nobody here has abused Drummond
said at 10:26 PM on Mon Jan 30 2012
@Truesonic Caused what? All the Jason fans (including you) to spam this page? No offense, but seriously, look at this page and all of your posts...
said at 8:54 PM on Thu May 3 2012

Nobody's spamming this page, NCZ simply told people to stop making comments asking Jason to return, fans have now been posting simple comments about what they liked and thought about his roles etc.
said at 10:00 PM on Sat Jun 23 2012
@Truesonic Still, all those comments aren't necessary, especially since some of them are already explicitly stated in the voice compares he's in. We all know you people are big fans of him, but there's no need to repeat yourselves saying "he's the best Sonic/Shadow/Jet ever!" over and over again. Like NCZ said, it's getting really old.
said at 8:36 PM on Wed Aug 18 2010
 1 Shout Out!
Jason Griffith I still cant believe hes been replaced he did a really Good job with Both Sonic and Shadow EVEN JET you have a lot of talent im really gonna miss having him voice characters in the sonic series... the hell im gonna miss the whole damn cast(4 Kids) I wish him and the others GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE :)
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46.4% (52 votes)
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Atticus Rhodes
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