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Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton (born 13 May 1956) is an American voice actor. He is most known for voicing Shadow the Hedgehog as of Sonic Free Riders.

Filmography

Thornton's most well known roles are Hotohori in Fushigi Yugi and Jin in Samurai Champloo. He also voices Don Patch and Hydrate in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Gabumon and other voices in Digimon, as well as Saix and his whole counterpart Isa in the Kingdom Hearts series and Kisame Hoshigaki in Naruto and its sequel, Naruto: Shippuden. He is also somewhat known for portraying the character Harry Mason in Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Rough, grouchy men in anime and video games are also voiced well by him, such as Jubei from Blazblue and Xiahou Dun in Dynasty Warriors 4 and onward. He also voiced Kevin Ryman from Resident Evil Outbreak but he was uncredited. A recent role of his is in Square Enix's Bravely Default, as Barras Lehr.

Credits

Voice acting

Reception

Reactions to Thornton's performance as Shadow were generally mixed. While some fans have praised his performance for keeping Shadow's dark personality and sounding like his Kingdom Hearts character Saïx (though his tone seems more similar to Kisame Hoshigaki from Naruto in terms of an "older" and "sinister" type of voice but appears to be less rough and smooth, which is another one of Thornton's roles), others have criticized it for sounding "too old". However, Thornton's voice of Orbot was more positively received.[citation needed]

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