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Crispin Freeman

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Crispin McDougal Freeman is an American voice actor and mythology scholar.

Crispin's roles have included Alucard from Hellsing, Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Karasu from Noein, Togusa from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, as Holland Novak from Eureka Seven, Touga Kiriyu in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Zelgadis Greywords from Slayers, Straight Cougar from S-CRY-ed, Tsume from Wolf's Rain, Guan Yu from Dynasty Warriors, Siegfried Schtauffen from Soul Calibur 3, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, Rude from Final Fantasy VII, Albel Nox from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, and Red Arrow in Young Justice.


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Crispin Freeman is the oldest of three children; he has a younger brother; actor, producer, director, and musician Clark Freeman, and a sister; actress and musician Cassidy Freeman. All three siblings attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. Afterward, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in Acting, and performed on Broadway , at the American Repertory Theater in , at the Mark Taper Forum in , at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, and at the Williamstown Theater Festival.

As a child, Freeman was greatly influenced by anime shows such as Speed Racer and Battle of the Planets. Casey Kasem voiced the role of his favorite character, Mark of Battle of the Planets. He actually wanted to change his name to Mark at one point. Later, he discovered Voltron, Star Blazers, and Robotech, being quoted in the January 1999 issue of America Interview saying, "That show really blew me away."

Freeman initially got involved in the anime voice-over industry when a friend of his landed a role in Peacock King. Knowing Freeman was a big anime fan, the friend suggested he call up Central Park Media and apply for a job doing English dubs. It was not until he remembered all of the anime shows he watched as a child did he realize that some people are introduced to anime through the English dubbed versions.

In 1997, Freeman landed the role of Zelgadis Greywords in Slayers along with Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart, and Veronica Taylor. He was the second and final voice actor to get the job, after Zelgadis' original voice actor, Daniel Cronin, lost contact with CPM after a year-long halt in the dubbing.

Years later he turned to the American animation voice acting grounds. He been best known for his work in Marvel Comics based productions as Electro from The Spectacular Spider-Man, and Multiple Man in Wolverine and the X-Men. He is currently starring as Red Arrow in Young Justice for DC Comics and Warner Bros.

Since then, Freeman has had various roles throughout his career. He has appeared in many video game titles as memorable characters. Such as Albedo from Namco's Xenosaga series, the God of the sun Helios in God of War 3, Haji, Joel the 6th, and Van Argeno in Blood+, the main protagonist Baldur, in Silicon Knights's Too Human, Breakdown in Transformers: War for Cybertron, The Winter Soldier in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, and Iron Man in the sequel Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.

On August 11, 2007, he married Izobel Carol on the island of Hawaii at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. His brother Clark was his best man.

In October, 2009, Crispin hosted two virtual town halls on He took questions from fans, did character voices and read his favorite scary story.

His sister Cassidy Freeman, stars in Smallville as Tess Mercer, the acting CEO of Luthor Corp.

Freeman is also an educator, giving classes, workshops, and performance lectures in Los Angeles, California, for which information can be found on his official website under "classes". In addition to classes, Freeman releases a new voice acting podcast at the Voice Acting Mastery website every two weeks.

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