Jason Griffith

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Jason Griffith
Born Jason Adam Griffith
(1980-11-29) November 29, 1980 (age 37)
Ohio, United States
Other names J. Griff
Adam Caroleson
DJ Tanner
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1998–present
Known for Voice of Sonic (2003–2010)
Notable work Sonic the Hedgehog
as Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, Jet the Hawk
Chaotic
as Tom Majors
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
as Miyamoto Usagi
Spouse(s) Melissa Ryan (m. 2015)[1][2]
Children 1[3]

Jason Adam Griffith (born November 29, 1980)[4] is an American actor and voice actor who has worked for 4Kids Entertainment, NYAV Post and DuArt Film and Video. He is best known as the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow the Hedgehog in Sonic X, as well as in Sonic the Hedgehog video games from 2005 to 2010.

Career[edit]

Griffith is known for voicing characters including Tom Majors in Chaotic and Miyamoto Usagi in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

He also did the voice of Bongo the Monkey in the Danimals commercials.[citation needed]

Griffith appeared in the 2015 kids television show, Super Wings, as Bello.

Griffith was also a promo announcer for 4Kids TV, The CW4Kids and Toonzai.

Sonic the Hedgehog[edit]

Griffith is well known as the former voice of SEGA mascot Sonic the Hedgehog (replacing Ryan Drummond), as well as Shadow the Hedgehog (replacing David Humphrey) and Jet the Hawk, in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, where he is credited as Jason Griffith and Adam Caroleson, before the role was passed to Roger Craig Smith. His role as Shadow was later passed to Kirk Thornton and his role as Jet the Hawk was passed to Michael Yurchak.[5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Griffith has been married to his wife Melissa Ryan since August 15, 2015;[1][2] Together they have a son, Austin Liam Griffith, who was born in August 2017.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Live-action[edit]

List of performances in live-action films and series
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Edge of Seventeen Scott Uncredited
2007 Am I Evil Greg
2008 Kill Kill Faster Faster Cassius Uncredited
2009 ManDate Chris Short
2011 Blue Bloods Suit in Red Sportscar Episode: "Black and Blue"
2011–12 Casters Cal Web series

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
2004–09 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Utrom, Miyamoto Usagi, additional voices
2005–06 Winx Club Lord Darkar 4Kids version
G.I. Joe Sigma 6 Snake Eyes Flashbacks
2006–09 Viva Piñata Terry Tigermisu
2006–10 Chaotic Tom Majors, Zhade, Frafdo Credited as Adam Caroleson
2008 Three Delivery Additional Voices
2008–09 TMNT: Back to the Sewer Miyamoto Usagi
2009 Astonishing X-Men Elixir Motion comic
Angel's Friends Sulfus
2010 Iron Man: Extremis Iron Man/Tony Stark Motion comic
2011–12 GoGoRiki Chikoriki
Tai Chi Chasers Yanima
2011 Shaktimaan Animated Vehaan/Shaktimaan[4]
2013–16 Alisa Knows What to Do! Professor Salazar [8]
2016 World of Winx Ace[9]
The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice Kai

Anime[edit]

List of voice performances in anime
Year Title Role Notes
2003–06 Sonic X Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic/Dark Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow
Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke (originally)
Credited as J. Griff
2004 Gravitation Tatsuha Uesugi[10]

Film[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video, television films and feature films
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Sonic: Night of the Werehog Sonic the Hedgehog / Sonic the Werehog Short
2009 Turtles Forever Mirage 1984 Leonardo As Adam Caroleson[4]
2010 Animals United Toto [4]
2012 The Painting Additional Voices
2015 009 Re:Cyborg 009/Joe Shimamura[4]
2016 Psychic School Wars Saito[4]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus Slashuur
2005 One Piece: Grand Battle Usopp
Sonic Rush Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic
Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow, Shadow Androids, Sonic the Hedgehog
2006 One Piece: Grand Adventure Usopp
One Piece: Pirates' Carnival
Neverwinter Nights 2 Bevil
Sonic Riders Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic, Jet the Hawk, Shadow the Hedgehog Celebrating Sonic's 15th Anniversary
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow
Sonic Rivals Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog
2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings Sonic the Hedgehog / Darkspine Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog Credited as Adam Caroleson
Sonic Rush Adventure Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic [4]
Sonic Rivals 2 Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog
2007/2008 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games A crossover with the Mario franchise
2008 Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic, Jet the Hawk, Shadow the Hedgehog Credited as Adam Caroleson
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog Credited as Adam Caroleson; a Super Smash Bros. crossover
Sega Superstars Tennis Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow A SEGA crossover; from previous records
Alone in the Dark Hammet, Jack the Watchman
Sonic Unleashed Sonic the Hedgehog / Super Sonic / Sonic the Werehog, Professor Pickle's Assistant
Shadow the Hedgehog (originally, but scrapped)
2009 Sonic and the Black Knight Sonic the Hedgehog / Excalibur Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog / Sir Lancelot, Jet the Hawk as Sir Lamorak
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up Foot Ninja
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, Jet the Hawk A crossover with the Mario franchise
2010 Shira Oka: Second Chances Sakuragi Hiroshi
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing / With Banjo-Kazooie Sonic the Hedgehog/Super Sonic, Shadow the Hedgehog/Super Shadow A SEGA crossover; from previous records
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Rises Jonathan Crane [4]
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour SGS Soldier
2013 Thor: The Dark World Marauder 3, Dark Elf 4, Einherjar 1 [4]
2014 Modern Combat 5: Blackout Alex Hawk

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b @RYANtheDRUMMOND (2015-08-15). "Aaaaand they got hitched!! Congrats Jason Griffith and his lovely wife Melissa!! 😃" (Tweet). Retrieved 2016-11-01 – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b @RYANtheDRUMMOND (2015-08-08). "All Sonic fans! Jason Griffith is getting married a week from today! Hurray!! 😃" (Tweet). Retrieved 2016-11-01 – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ a b https://twitter.com/jgriff_4real/status/904351163486752768
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Behind The Voice Actors - Jason Griffith". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 27, 2016. Green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits screenshots. 
  5. ^ "Changing of the Guard: New Sonic, Tails In-Game VAs". TSSZ News. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  6. ^ "After 11 Years, Sonic X Has Left The Airwaves". TSSZ News. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  7. ^ "Jason Griffith". amtcworld.com. 2015-09-26. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  8. ^ "Alisa Knows What to Do! - Season 1". Hoopla. 
  9. ^ World of Winx. Episode 1. Netflix. 
  10. ^ "Gravitation" [Menu->Series->English Staff & Cast]. TSRI. Retrieved January 12, 2010. 

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