John Burgmeier

John Burgmeier

Date Of Birth: Oct 24, 1974
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Popularity: 193rd All Time, 322nd This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Food: Pizza 
  • Favorite Film: Fight Club 
  • When he's not writing and acting, John spends his time playing guitar with the rock band El Gato. 
  • Son of Linda Young

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John Burgmeier Voices

Credits On BTVA: 139 Roles from 113 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

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said at 5:52 PM on Sat Jun 16 2018
His Kurama is iconic. Man I wish he would do more voice roles these days but he's a fantastic script writer as well.
said at 7:28 AM on Tue Oct 24 2017
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Happy Birthday John Burgmeier!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Kurama/Yoko Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
2.) Tenshinhan/Tien (Dragon Ball Z)
3.) Ebisu (Noragami)
4.) Fried Justine (Fairy Tail)
5.) Dolcetto (Fullmetal Alchemist)
6.) Takehito Asama (Sekirei)
7.) Loki (High School DXD)
8.) Switzerland (Hetalia)
9.) Tetsuya Sendo (Ouran High School Host Club)
10.) Elmer C. Albatross (Baccano!)
said at 4:10 AM on Tue Oct 24 2017
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Happy Birthday John Burgmeier!
said at 3:26 AM on Tue Oct 24 2017
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"I smell teenage angst. How disgustingly cliche."
EPA Deane
said at 3:20 AM on Tue Oct 24 2017
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If he ever does some Western Animation voice Work, John would be a Great fit for Namor the Sub-Mariner.
Fancy Ken
said at 4:55 PM on Tue Jun 6 2017
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Out of all his roles, my favorite is definitely his part in Izetta The Last Witch. He was so great in that show.
said at 2:58 PM on Fri Mar 31 2017
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One of Funimation veteran VA's and head writer he great as Kurama, Shigure Sohma, Ebisu, Fried Justine, and Tien
said at 6:48 AM on Sun Nov 6 2016
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I really hope to meet him at a convention.
said at 7:23 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
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Happy Birthday John Burgmeier! The 2nd Time, The 2nd Way!
said at 5:46 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
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Happy Birthday John Burgmeier! I've always loved the man's voice and performance for Tien (in Kai especially!) and his Kurama voice is pretty lovely as well!
said at 5:37 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
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Happy Birthday, John Burgmeier! Honestly I find him to be one of the more underappreciated VAs affiliated with FUNimation. My favorite Burgmeier roles right now include Flickshot, Dolcetto, Kurama/Yoko Kurama, Tien Shinhan, Loki, Nuova Shenron, and Switzerland.
said at 4:55 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
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Happy birthday, John.
said at 12:34 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
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Happy Birthday, John Burgmeier!

Honestly, I've always his voice acting, and consider him to be one of FUNimation's more untapped hidden talents. I know some people don't care for it, but I feel like Kurama is one of the best performances in his career: he manages to sound really subtly cool, calm, yet also intelligent in the part, and his take on Tien has improved leaps & bounds in the Kai dub beyond his throaty voice in the old Z dub.

He's also pretty decent as Fullbody in the One Piece dub, too.
said at 12:35 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
[always liked his]
said at 9:10 PM on Sat Oct 24 2015
Happiest of Birthdays too Switzerland, Sui Orla and Shigure Sohma!!
said at 8:11 PM on Sat Oct 24 2015
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My Top 10 Favorite Roles of John Burgmeier

1) Shigure Sohma (Fruits Basket)
2) Freed Justine (Fairy Tail)
3) Tien (Dragon Ball series)
4) Rei Sagami (Kodocha)
5) Eyes Rutherford (Spiral)
6) Gou (Save Me! Lollipop)
7) Switzerland (Hetalia)
8) Sui Orla (The Legend of Legendary Heroes)
9) Kuruma (Yu Yu Hakusho)
10) Ryouko Montien (Hero Tales)
said at 7:54 PM on Sat Oct 24 2015
Happy Birthday John Burgmeier! The Voice of Tien, Freed & Shigure!
said at 3:26 PM on Sat Oct 24 2015
Happy Birthday to the voice of Tien, John Burgmeier!
said at 2:27 PM on Sat Oct 24 2015
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Happy Birthday John Burgmeier!

A really smooth sounding voice perfect for many bishonens. Easily the best voice for Tien/Tenshinhan and he was also excellent as Fried Justine, Switzerland, Dolcetto, Takehito Asama, Tasuke Jinnouchi, Tetsuya Sendo, Elmer C. Albatross, Zheren and most recently Loki.
said at 4:47 AM on Mon Oct 24 2016
He was absolutely fantastic as Kurama in Yu Yu Hakusho. He fit the bishonen rather well, and his voice for the Yoko Kurama form was absolutely badass sounding. I think right now this is my favourite role of his.

I also liked his performance as Ebisu in Noragami Aragato.

I still find it somewhat amusing that Linda Young is his mother. Considering they both acted alongside each other in both Yu Yu Hakusho and Dragon Ball Z.

John is very underrated as a VA and it'd be nice if he was cast a bit more.

Happy Birthday John Burgmeier!
The Ear of One
said at 2:32 AM on Thu Jun 18 2015
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this guy was the voice of Kurama?
talk about generation in voice acting.
and to think he also voices Tien. another awesome voice.
Jared Delgado
said at 3:05 AM on Fri Oct 24 2014
Happy Birthday, John, and may you be able to ace an awesome role again.
Polyester Funk
said at 12:41 AM on Fri Oct 24 2014
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Happy birthday, Kurama.
said at 3:35 AM on Tue Jun 24 2014
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For some reason I think this guy would actually be a good Cloud Strife with his Kurama voice
said at 5:42 AM on Wed Jan 30 2013
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Mr. Burgmeier's voice as Kurama was truly grand. He could make you feel the character's pain when he was injured in battle and his smooth voice was beautiful. His is my favourite of the few that I saw voice samples of.
said at 1:51 PM on Sat Jul 28 2012
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his voice is so soothing; i can listening to it all day long !!
said at 1:52 AM on Mon Jun 4 2012
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.......................................... You know, if Steve Burton ever dropped out for some reason, I would pick John here to be the next Cloud Strife.
said at 1:18 PM on Fri Aug 21 2015
@Aussieroth That would be interesting. What would you imagine him to sound like?
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite John Burgmeier role? *
25.9% (29 votes)
Shigure Sohma
22.3% (25 votes)
Tien Shinhan
17.9% (20 votes)
Fried Justine
12.5% (14 votes)
5.4% (6 votes)
Seishin Muroi
3.6% (4 votes)
Jose Croce
1.8% (2 votes)
Yoko Kurama
1.8% (2 votes)
Chikuma Koshiro
1.8% (2 votes)
1.8% (2 votes)
0.9% (1 vote)
Dr. Miyafuji
0.9% (1 vote)
Eiji Kimura
0.9% (1 vote)
Father Hugue de Watteau
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
0.9% (1 vote)
112 Total Votes
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