Kirk Thornton

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Birthday
13, 1956
Birthplace
Oregon
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
13, 1956 (age 62)
Birthplace
Oregon

About

Known for his voice acting work in the English versions of such Japanese anime series as Samurai Champloo and Rurouni Kenshin, he also lent his voice to video games in the Sonic the Hedgehog and Kingdom Hearts series.

Before Fame

He began his voice acting career in the early 1970s, working on such projects as Lupin the Third: The Secret of Mamo and Panda Kopanda Rainy Day Circus.

Trivia

He voiced the character of Kisame Hoshigaki in both Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden.

Family Life

Born Sean Thornton in Portland, Oregon, he later settled in Los Angeles, California.

Associated With

As of 2014, he and Wendee Lee were the two most prolific American voice actors in the field of Japanese anime dubbing; both performers had over two hundred credits to their names.