April 28, 1965
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
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Steven Jay Blum (born April 28, 1965) is an American voice actor known primarily for his work in anime dubs and video games, using his distinctive deep voice. Among his credits include the voice of Spike Spiegel of the anime series Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of the anime series Samurai Champloo. He has also played Orochimaru in the Naruto anime, X-Men's Wolverine in numerous games, in the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, the animated movie Hulk Vs and The Super Hero Squad Show. He is also well known for providing the voice of Jack Cayman, the main character of MadWorld. His most recent famous work was that of Tank Dempsey, the comic relief of Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Professor Galvez in Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker. He also provided the voices of Gorim, Oghren, and First Enchanter Irving in the 2009 video game "Dragon Age: Origins".
In September 2000, Blum took over the role of TOM, the robotic host of Toonami shown on Cartoon Network (a role originated by fellow voice actor Sonny Strait in 1999), as the second through fourth incarnations of the character right up to the block's cancellation delivering the final lines uttered on the block, echoing his earlier role of Cowboy Bebop's Spike Spiegel. He was also the voice of 7-Eleven's "Oh Thank Heaven" television and radio advertisements. He is also known for his work with Vic Mignogna in the parody "real men of genius" called "real fans of genius".
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