Jim Byrnes

Jim Byrnes

Date Of Birth: Sep 22, 1948
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Popularity: 1,432nd All Time, 2,103rd This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Moved to Vancouver in the mid-70's after years of drifting
  • In 1972 he lost his legs after being struck by a passing car while helping a friend move a stalled truck
  • Three-time Juno Award recipient for Blues Album of the Year for That River (1995), House of Refuge (2006) and Everywhere West (2011)

Contact Info:

Website: http://www.jamestbyrnes.com/index.html

Other Professions:

Blues musician

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Jim Byrnes Voices

Credits On BTVA: 33 Roles from 26 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 4:22 PM on Thu Mar 29 2018
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Jim's Inferno voice really reminds me of G1 Megatron. I have to wonder why he didn't voice him in Beast Wars instead of Garry Chalk.
said at 10:47 PM on Tue Apr 10 2018
@Bauglir100 That's a really good point. They sound incredibly similar, and if Jim actually tried his hand at impersonating Frank Welker's Megatron, I'm sure it would have been excellent.
said at 3:39 AM on Mon Apr 16 2018
@Bauglir100 I feel like Lee Tockar would've come closer to Frank's Megatron myself.

said at 8:58 AM on Sun Jan 21 2018
Jim is one talented voice actor he great as Dr. Light, Thrust, Gladmane, Viggo Dare, Nick Fury, and Inferno
said at 7:22 AM on Fri Sep 22 2017
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Happy Birthday Jim Byrnes!

My top 5 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Inferno (Beast Wars)
2.) Thrust (Beast Machines)
3.) Dr. Light (Mega Man)
4.) Gladmane (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
5.) Nick Fury (X-Men Evolution)
said at 1:51 AM on Fri Sep 23 2016
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I've always rather liked his take on Dr. Light.
said at 6:46 AM on Thu Sep 22 2016
Happy Birthday Jim Byrnes!
said at 2:51 AM on Thu Sep 22 2016
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Happy Birthday, Jim Byrnes!
said at 12:13 PM on Tue Sep 22 2015
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Happy Birthday Jim Byrnes!

I don't know if it was intentional that they cast a man named Byrnes as a pyromaniac fire ant but if not well I'm sure glad they did. He is absolutely perfect and hysterical as Inferno. How can you not love his enthusiastic battle-cry "FOR THE ROYALTY!"

He also was awesome as Thrust, Dr. Light, Rip and Nick Fury.
said at 11:37 AM on Thu Sep 22 2016
It was awesome that he came out to TFCon Toronto earlier this summer. While I didn't get anything signed by him (since it's hard to find a MISB BW Inferno or BM Thrust figure for him to sign) I did really enjoy his Q&A Panel along with his fellow co-star Ian Corlett.

I also loved how his recent guest appearance on MLP FiM as Gladmane aired the weekend just before his birthday. Talk about perfect timing. XD He did a fantastic job as Gladmane making him very faux affably evil, a guy that you could somewhat trust and believe it despite being very manipulative and dishonest. His Elvis impression while a bit light was still rather done well and fits a Vegas show pony very well.

While his music career is more what he focuses on these days, it's still nice to see he does the occasional voice acting gig. It'd be nice to hear more from him while we still can.

Happy Birthday Jim Brynes!

Thanks for attending TFCon this year and hopefully you'll make more convention rounds again in the future so more fans can meet you.
said at 11:58 AM on Tue Sep 22 2015
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Happy Birthday Dr. Light from Mega Man, Inferno from Beast Wars, Thrust from Beast Machines, and Nick Fury from X-Men Evolution.
Axem Red
said at 4:43 PM on Mon Sep 22 2014
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Happy Birthday Magnet Man & Pharaoh Man.
said at 2:09 PM on Mon Sep 22 2014
Happy Birthday Dr. Light and Inferno
Polyester Funk
said at 12:25 AM on Mon Sep 22 2014
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Happy birthday, Jim.
said at 9:09 PM on Sun Aug 11 2013
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Jim Byrnes role? *
62.5% (10 votes)
Dr. Thomas Light
12.5% (2 votes)
Viggo Dare
6.3% (1 vote)
Nick Fury
6.3% (1 vote)
Rip Hickory
6.3% (1 vote)
6.3% (1 vote)
16 Total Votes
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