19 Dec Brad Swaile
Years Attended: 2011
Vancouver-born and raised, Brad Swaile began acting in elementary school and, once in high school, had his first audition for an animated series. This first voice acting gig took the form of a pony named “Ace” in My Little Pony Tales and afterward, he landed his first anime role as “Mousse” in Ranma 1/2.
Some of his more notable characters include Amuro, Quatre, Dearka and Auel (on their respective Gundam series’), Gohan (from Dragon Ball Z), Kicker (Transformers: Energon) and Lan (Megaman: NT Warrior). As well as voicing the role of “Nightcrawler” in X-men Evolution, Brad has worked on several anime series’ including Inu-Yasha, Hikaru No Go, Hamtaro, Maison Ikkoku, Infinite Ryvius, Tokyo Underground, Soul Taker, Project Arms, Boys Over Flowers, Kimba the White Lion, Shakugan No Shana, Dokkoida, Saber Marionette J, Video Girl Ai, Arjuna, Zoids and Dragon Drive. Along with voice acting, Brad continues to work professionally as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator and, when not at the hockey rink or on the baseball field, enjoys playing drums and guitar (often while doodling in his sketchbook).
More recently, Brad can be heard as “Light” in Death Note (and the live-action Death Note films), “Rock” in Black Lagoon, “Ryuki” in The Story of Saiunkoku and “Setsuna F. Seiei ” in his most recent mecha project, Gundam 00. His latest video game appearance rears its giant, creepy head as the deranged mascot “Slappy” in Capcom’s Dead Rising 2.