John Cygan

John Cygan

Date Of Birth: Apr 27, 1954
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Date Of Death: May 13, 2017
Cause Of Death: Cancer

Popularity: 716th All Time, 1,004th This Week

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Credits On BTVA: 84 Roles from 42 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]
Additional Voice Credits on BTVA: 14

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said at 5:51 PM on Tue May 1 2018
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Late Happy bday and R.I.P John Cygan

He was the first voice I heard for Iron Man, So in honor of his birthday this year. I replayed UA by downloaded Ultimate Alliance for the PS4 and had alot of fun with Iron Man in the game and also Iron Man was the hero who defeated Dr. Doom in my walktrough of Ultimate Alliance.

An underrated VA who will be missed
said at 5:50 AM on Fri Apr 27 2018
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Happy Birthday and R.I.P. John Cygan!
said at 12:03 PM on Sun May 21 2017
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Even though his Tony Stark didn't make a big impression on me, his Iron Man was pretty good. Honestly, I would have loved to see him get another shot at both Stark and Iron Man.

RIP John Cygan.
said at 3:28 AM on Sun May 21 2017
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Whoa he died just when I was on vacation
said at 6:48 PM on Wed May 17 2017
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Dang, I did not realize he was in Regular Show, let alone doing lots of characters.

RIP Canderous Ordo
said at 4:49 PM on Tue May 16 2017
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R.I.P., Mr. Cygan, you'll be missed.
said at 3:30 PM on Tue May 16 2017
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Not Canderous!
said at 7:34 AM on Tue May 16 2017
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John Cygan was a very underrated VA from New York & easily one of Kris Zimmerman's closest friends & business partners, appearing in so many of her projects, be they in original games, cartoons, & dubs (most notably, as Solidus Snake in Metal Gear Solid).

His range on Regular Show was incredible, & it is just as impressive how many small Disney parts he had as well. His Iron Man & Canderous were also a joy to listen to.

RIP, Son of Liberty.
said at 4:58 AM on Tue May 16 2017
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RIP to the iron man of my childhood
said at 8:49 PM on Mon May 15 2017
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Rest in Peace John Cygan.

I always thought he was a very underrated and underused actor and am surprised and sad to see him gone.

I personally really enjoyed him as Iron Man (especially in Ultimate Alliance), Solidus Snake, and his many roles in Regular Show.
said at 7:20 PM on Mon May 15 2017
Such a talent that we lost always remember his work as Big Red, Iron Man, Kane North, Canderous Ordo, Twitch, Melfice, and Solidus Snake R.I.P Mr. Cygan
said at 6:34 PM on Mon May 15 2017
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First Ed Blaylock, now John "Solidus" Cygan of all people.

Cancer is the wretched Ruin...
said at 5:06 PM on Mon May 15 2017
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RIP the boss to surpass Big Boss himself.

Solidus Snake was one of my favorite MGS villains. Always thought he was one of the more interesting characters of the series. John did a fantastic job at giving him a larger than life and antagonistic personality.

Looking back, I kinda wish he voiced Big Boss from the start. He could've done the imposing and authoritative side nicely. Could he have pulled off the younger and more naive Naked Snake? Maybe. I actually think he would have done a better job than Hayter tbh. I was never really that impressed due to Davids rasp not having a lot of range (or in PW's case it just sounds super forced). Personally I think John would have knocked it out of the park as Snake in 3.
EPA Deane
said at 2:58 PM on Mon May 15 2017
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RIP John Cygan. You made the Mandalorians Proud as Canderous Ordo.
said at 9:23 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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I can't believe that Solidus Snake has died! It must have been such an honor for him to lend his voice in Disney/Pixar films.
said at 9:21 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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Aw man. That sucks. I always found Solidus the most interesting of the Snakes, due in no small part to John Cygan's performance. R.I.P., J.C!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:47 AM on Mon May 15 2017

"Jack, listen to me. We're all born with an expiration date. No one lasts forever. Life is nothing but a grace period - for turning our genetic material into the next generation. The data of life is transferred from parent to child. That's how it works. But we have no heirs, no legacy. Cloned from our father, with the ability to reproduce conveniently engineered out. What is our legacy if we cannot pass the torch? Proof of our existence - a mark of some sort. When the torch is passed on from parent to child... it extends beyond DNA; information is imparted as well. All I want is to be remembered. By other people, by history."
said at 8:48 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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said at 6:37 AM on Mon May 15 2017
R.I.P. John Cygan, you will always be Solidus Snake.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:53 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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Goodbye Solidus Snake. Just as Powers Boothe passed, so did John too. Damn.
HK-47 master
said at 5:16 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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RIP John Cygan.

Canderous was one of my favorite characters in the Knights of the Old Republic games and it was thanks to his performance.

He was a really underrated voice actor and feel bad about his passing, especially since it coincided with Powers Boothe.
said at 4:38 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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I'm honestly more shocked by John Cygan's passing than Powers Boothe, this is very out of left field, one of Kris Zimmerman's go to VA's in her many projects over the years and now he's gone.

RIP John Cygan, you will be missed.
said at 12:25 AM on Mon May 15 2017
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He truly was America's Son Of Liberty.....Rest in peace Solidus Snake.
said at 10:40 PM on Sun May 14 2017
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Not another talent! D: What the hell is going on!?
said at 10:31 PM on Sun May 14 2017
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oh you're ****ing kidding me

RIP, seriously underrated
said at 10:22 PM on Sun May 14 2017
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God, Powers Boothe and John Cygan back to back. RIP
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:07 PM on Sun May 14 2017
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Rest in peace, Solidus.
Darkness Dragon
said at 7:19 PM on Wed Sep 28 2016
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He was awesome as canderous in Kotor
said at 7:40 PM on Sat May 14 2016
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He's pretty underrated. I'm happy that they constantly use him in Regular Show.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite John Cygan role? *
Solidus Snake
40.6% (13 votes)
Canderous Ordo
21.9% (7 votes)
9.4% (3 votes)
Big Red
6.3% (2 votes)
6.3% (2 votes)
Iron Man
6.3% (2 votes)
3.1% (1 vote)
Dash Rendar
3.1% (1 vote)
General Armquist
3.1% (1 vote)
32 Total Votes
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