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Kirk Thornton (Born Sean Thornton on May 13, 1956 in Portland, Oregon) is an American voice actor.

Bio

He is known for playing tough or grouchy men in dubbed anime and video games. His career includes Hotohori in Fushigi Yūgi and Jin in Samurai Champloo. He also played numerous cameos and minor characters in Rurouni Kenshin, in addition to the major character of Hajime Saito. He also does Don Patch in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo as well as Gabumon and other voices in Digimon. He is even the English voice of Jet Link in Cyborg 009, the Narrator in Bleach, as well as Kisame Hoshigaki in Naruto and its sequel, Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles. According to Anime News Network, Thornton boasts the most credits of any male voice actor who does English language dubbing, and in the field in general, is second only to Wendee Lee in total credits. To date he has been in over two hundred voice-over productions for Japanese animation.

Thornton is also well-known for having played many different minor voice roles throughout the Power Rangers franchise (and similar series such as VR Troopers and Masked Rider). He has also had experience with ADR direction. Currently, he is co-directing the ADR for the popular anime series Bleach alongside Wendee Lee. He has also been working as a key grip on television shows such as Little Britain, Duck Patrol and Distant Shores.

Thornton's career is reputedly difficult to track, due to the multiple names under which he has been credited.

Filmography

Anime

Non-anime animation

  • Huntik: Secrets & Seekers - Defoe
  • Iznogoud - Various
  • Oliver Twist - Additional Voices
  • The Cramp Twins - Lion
  • The Return of Dogtanian - Various
  • The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs - Additional Voices
  • Willy Fog 2 - Additional Voices
  • The Super Hero Squad Show - Chessmaster and Lodestar

Video Games

  • .hack//Infection - Orca
  • .hack//Quarantine - Orca
  • .hack//G.U. vol.1//Rebirth - Antares, Negimaru
  • .hack//G.U. vol.2//Reminisce - Antares, Negimaru
  • .hack//G.U. vol.3//Redemption - Antares, Negimaru
  • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War - AWACS Thunderhead (uncredited)
  • Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War - Erich Hillenberand (Voice and Live Action (uncredited))
  • Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation - Sgt. Louis McKnight (uncredited)
  • Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia - Leard Barsett (uncredited)
  • Armored Core: For Answer - Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana - Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm - Ash F. Abenstein (uncredited)
  • Baten Kaitos Origins - Shanath
  • Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance - Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Jubei
  • Brave Fencer Musashi - Ed (as Sparky Thornton)
  • Castlevania Judgment - Grant DaNasty (uncredited)
  • Codename: Panzers Phase II - Dario DeAngelis
  • Culdcept Saga - Koenig
  • Death by Degrees - Soldiers (uncredited)
  • Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- - Incidental Characters
  • Drakengard - Fighter Jet Pilot (uncredited)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard - Additional Voices
  • Dynasty Tactics 2 - Taishi Ci, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Dynasty Warriors 4 - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Dynasty Warriors 5 - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Dynasty Warriors 5: Empires - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 - Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Earth Defense Force 2017 - EDF Soldiers (as Kirk Thorton)
  • Final Fantasy XIII - Additional Voices
  • Front Mission 4 - Billy Renges (uncredited)
  • Galerians: Ash - Major Romero (as Ron Allen)
  • Ghost Rider - Mephisto
  • Grandia III - Rotts (uncredited)
  • Hexyz Force - Ignus
  • Kessen II - Cao Cao (uncredited)
  • Kessen III - Nagahide Niwa, Katsuyori Takeda (uncredited)
  • Kingdom Hearts II - Saïx
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days - Saïx
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep - Isa
  • Luminous Arc 2 - Steiner
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 - Electro
  • Monsters vs. Aliens - Additional Voices
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Ultimate Ninja 4: Naruto Shippuden - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Ultimate Ninja 5: Naruto Shippuden - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Naruto Shippuden: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Naruto: The Broken Bond - Kisame Hoshigaki
  • Neo Contra - Plant Contra (uncredited)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - Kinshiro Morooka
  • Phantom Brave - Ringmaster Hamm (uncredited)
  • Race Driver: Grid - Chief
  • Resident Evil Outbreak File#2 - Kevin Ryman (uncredited)
  • Resonance of Fate - Juris
  • Return to Krondor - James
  • Rogue Galaxy - Cancer King, Starr, Logan
  • Romancing SaGa: Darque (uncredited)
  • Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked - Jin
  • Samurai Warriors - Katsuyori Takeda, Kennyo Honganji, Morichika Chosokabe Type Generic Officer (uncredited)
  • Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends - Tadakatsu Honda (uncredited)
  • Scaler - Bootcamp (as Ron Allen)
  • Shadow Hearts II - Yuri's Father
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 - Roland (uncredited)
  • Silent Bomber - John Loss (as Sparky Thornton)
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories - Harry Mason (uncredited)
  • Singularity - Additional Voices
  • Spectral Force 3 - Cassius (uncredited)
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows - Additional Voices (uncredited)
  • Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - Lancar, Vendeen Soldier (uncredited)
  • Steambot Chronicles - Fennel (uncredited)
  • Suikoden IV - Gary (uncredited)
  • Suikoden V - Rahal (uncredited)
  • Tales of the Abyss - Jade Curtiss (uncredited)
  • Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff - Quarterback
  • Time Crisis 4 - Terrorist Leader (Complete Mission mode only) (uncredited)
  • The Bouncer - Commander (as Sparky Thornton)
  • The Granstream Saga - Slayzer (as Sparky Thornton) (was miscredited as the voice of Korky)
  • Trauma Center: New Blood - Robert Cromwell (uncredited)
  • Urban Reign - Various Gang Members (uncredited)
  • Warriors Orochi - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Warriors Orochi 2 - Meng Huo, Xiahou Dun (uncredited)
  • Wild Arms 5 - Fereydoon, Joseph Russellberg, Sol Niger (uncredited)
  • Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht - Capt. Matthews (uncredited)
  • Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse - Capt. Matthews
  • Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra - Hermann / Capt. Matthews

Live-action voice over

  • Masked Rider - Recyclotron, Skull Reapers #2 and #3 (credited as Sparky Thornton)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Hatchasaurus (1st voice), Dramole, Professor Longnose (uncredited)
  • Power Rangers: Zeo - Silo (2nd voice), Altor, Nuklifier (uncredited)
  • Power Rangers: In Space - Craterites, Powerdriller (uncredited)
  • Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy - Brunt, Samuron (uncredited), Alien
  • Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue - Spellbinder
  • Power Rangers: Time Force - Angelcon
  • Power Rangers: Wild Force - Motorcycle Org
  • VR Troopers - Mechanoid
  • What the Bleep Do We Know!? - Various Character Voices
  • Versus - Villain (credited as Ron Allen)
  • Death Trance - Coffin Man/Grave
  • Shaolin Soccer - Hung
  • Twin Dragons - Dubbing Voices

Documentaries

Staff Work

Writer

ADR Director

Voice Director

External links


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