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Deem Bristow was an American voice actor who provided the first English voice for Dr. Eggman.

History

In 2003, 4Kids Entertainment acquired the US dubbing rights for Sonic X. Instead of hiring the current video game voice actors, 4Kids hired their own actors. When Ryan Drummond contacted 4Kids, the producer of Sonic X, Michael Haigney, claimed that they could not use the video game voice actors because they did not live in New York where 4Kids is headquartered. Adding to the controversy, 4Kids did not offer any of the actors a chance to relocate and audition for Sonic X.[1] Bristow was replaced by Mike Pollock who voiced Dr. Eggman in Sonic X. However, voice clips from Sonic Adventure 2 were re-used for Eggman's playable appearances in Sonic Riders and Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. He even voiced Meshif from Diablo II.

While rumors persist that Bristow's death led Sega to replace the entire voice cast to that from Sonic X, the decision to replace the cast was actually made shortly before Bristow's death.[2] Mike Pollock confirms that Sega of Japan hired the 4Kids voice actors secretly[3] before Bristow’s death. Former Sega of America president Simon Jeffery confirms that Sega of Japan controls all voice actors including those in the US.[4]

Credits

Voice acting

References

  1. ryandrummond.com Current Events July 2003, pages 2-4
  2. Paulson, Andrew (27 July 2008). The Sonic Scene interview with Mike Pollock. The Sonic Scene. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved on 11 August 2018.
  3. Sonic voiceover cast replaced, Ryan’s e-mail
  4. Simon Jeffery interview, Jeffery’s 1st answer and closing statement


External links

Deem Bristow at the Internet Movie Database.


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