Brian Drummond

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Brian Drummond
Born (1969-08-10) August 10, 1969 (age 51)
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 1992)
Children3 [1]

Brian Drummond (born August 10, 1969) [2] is a Canadian voice actor. He formerly served on the board of directors for the New Westminster-based Urban Academy along with his wife, Laura Drummond, also a voice artist. [3] Usually working in Vancouver he tends to be cast as an antagonist.

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Career

Drummond was born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. A graduate of the acclaimed Studio 58, he started out as a theatre actor, but eventually found himself moving into voice acting full-time. [4] Based out of Vancouver, BC, he works on various animated programs.

Most well known for his role as Vegeta, Yajirobe, and Vegito in the Ocean Studios English dub of the anime series Dragon Ball Z , Drummond tends to be cast as either an impassive warrior (Andrew Waltfeld), or a kind-hearted father-figure (Reverend Malchio). Lately, he has also played the role of the cowardly Yuna Roma Seiran in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny as well as Ryuk in Death Note . He has landed prominent roles in various anime such as Renkotsu in InuYasha , and Gundam Wing as Zechs Merquise. Brian has also appeared in Da Vinci's Inquest in minor background roles.

He was originally cast as Cyclops, the lead male protagonist of X-Men: Evolution . He recorded the very first episode of the show, but the series was eventually re-cast with Kirby Morrow in the role. [5]

He recently participated in FUNimation's English dub as a cloned version of Vegeta for Dragon Ball Super , where Drummond notably worked alongside his FUNimation counterpart Christopher Sabat who provided Vegeta's voice for the FUNimation version of the Dragon Ball English dub. [6]

From 2006 until 2008, he voiced Ork Warboss Gorgutz in the video game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War , and several other expansion packs under the Dawn of War title.

Personal life

He is married to Laura Drummond and has a son and two daughters, Aidan (born 1995), [7] Brynna (born 1997, pronounced BRIN-ah), [8] and Ashlyn, [9] who have also begun to follow in their father's voice-over work. His daughter Brynna currently voices Babs Seed, the cousin of Apple Bloom and her siblings, on the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic , a show which Drummond also appears in. His son Aidan voiced Marty, the main character who earns the titular name in the animated series Eon Kid .

Voice roles

Anime

Animation

Live-action

Video games

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  2. Riggs, Thomas (2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. The University of Michigan.
  3. "Urban Academy Board of Directors". Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2008.
  4. Thomson, Cameron (July 27, 2019). "Salmon Arm voice actor's love for animation over 9,000". Salmon Arm Observer. Black Press . Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  5. Voiceprint with Trevor Devall & Guests: Eps 10 – Brian Drummond « www.trevordevall.com – The Official Fansite for Voice Actor Trevor Devall
  6. Brian Drummond Returns as Cloned Vegeta in Dragon Ball Super's English Dub
  7. https://www.myheritage.com/names/aidan_drummond
  8. Brynna Drummond and Brian Drummond at Cutie Mark Con 2013 – YouTube
  9. Twitter / BrianDrummondVO: @TDSpidey616 Yes, Brynna
  10. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 "Brian Drummond (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved July 19, 2019. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 14, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. "Shabnam Rezaei Produces New Hulu Kids' Series That's Among First To Feature Openly Gay Main Character". Women You Should Know. 2020. Archived from the original on September 22, 2020. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
Preceded by
None
English voice of Knuckles the Echidna (broadcast TV series)
1999–2000
Succeeded by
Dan Green
Preceded by
None
English voice of Vegeta Succeeded by
Christopher Sabat