TROY Baker is a musician and voice actor who is best known for portraying major roles in video games.
He has been active in the industry since 2004.
Who is voice actor Troy Baker?
Born on April 1, 1976, in Dallas, Texas, Baker began his voice acting career after being recruited by voice actor and director Christopher Sabat for the English adaptation of the anime Case Closed.
He went on to dub anime including Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and One Piece.
He subsequently relocated to Los Angeles and began voicing characters in Marvel-based animated programs, including The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Avengers Assemble, as well as Hawkeye and Loki in Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble.
Baker's video game voice acting career began when he voiced Sergeant Matt Baker in Brothers in Arms, a tactical shooter game.
Baker was the main vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the alternative rock band Tripp Fontaine before pursuing voice acting.
Their debut album Random Thoughts on a Paper Napkin was released in 2004.
What roles is Troy Baker best known for?
In 2013, Baker lent his voice to Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite and the voice and motion capture of Joel in The Last of Us, two of his most noteworthy performances.
Both games received considerable critical praise and financial success, receiving ratings of over 90%.
At VGX 2013, he was nominated for both of these roles and won for The Last of Us.
He later played Nathan Drake's elder brother Sam in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and reprised his role in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, he reprised his role.
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What did Troy Baker say about NFTs?
Baker announced on January 14, 2022, that he has taken a job as the spokesman for Voice NFT, a new sort of non-fungible token – or NFT – created built around voices.
While the actual deployment of those voice-based NFTs is unknown, Baker's support for the new system drew much criticism when he revealed his involvement on Twitter on Friday.
Baker showed his support for NFTs, a contentious blockchain-based technology that claims to establish ownership claims of digital assets, in a tweet endorsing Voiceverse.
Baker's involvement with Voiceverse is unclear since the voice actor stated that he's collaborating with the firm "to explore ways where together we might bring new tools to new creators to make new things, and allow everyone a chance to own & invest in the IP’s they create."
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