Voicing roles on some of the largest Anime properties along with some of the biggest video games, Patrick Seitz is an extremely accomplished American voice actor. He is known for roles such as Jiren on Dragonball Super, Dio Brando on Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and Franky on One Piece among many other roles. Hosting a panel this weekend titled, A Conversation with Patrick Seitz, we sat down with him, and just geeked out a bit.
Geekset: You’ve been a part of some monster anime series, Dragon Ball Super, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, My Hero Academia, One Piece, Sailor Moon – Which one was the one that filled your personal achievement bucket?
Patrick: For me, I think it would have to be “Dragon Ball Super,” since I’ve been cognizant of the DB franchise for all these years, and wondering if the chance would ever come my way to hop in and scream with the best of ‘em. I’m hoping I acquitted myself well, surrounded as I was by all those series veterans…!
Geekset: If you had to do a buddy cop styled anime with 2 characters that you voiced from separate properties, which two do you think would be the most entertaining?
If Franky from “One Piece” and Ladiva from “Granblue Fantasy Versus” were paired up to fight crime and get into hijinks, that’d be some must-watch TV for me.
Geekset: Was there any character that you were supposed to voice but it didn’t work out that you can talk about?
Way back in the day, I was in consideration for about a year for the role of Mantis in the “Kung-Fu Panda” animated series. In the end, they went with the guy who’d been doing the Seth Rogen voice-match for Mantis in a video game prior to that. During the same phone call where my agent told me that they’d decided to go with their other option, she told me that I’d booked a Seth Rogen voice-match on something else entirely. I remember thinking, “Wait… so do I sound like this guy or not, ‘cause I’m definitely getting some mixed messages here.” It stung for a long time, but it makes me laugh now. That’s the trouble about knowing how close you were to getting cast in a thing—when it doesn’t pan out, it can easily turn into the one that got away (especially when it’s earlier in your career).
You can find Patrick Seitz this Friday at his panel, A Conversation with Patrick Seitz, and online on twitter at @Seitz_Unseen. For more information about Virtual Crunchyroll Expo and how to register for passes please go to https://expo.crunchyroll.com/CrunchyrollExpo/
- Session: A Conversation with Patrick Seitz
- Friday, September 4 from 12:30 – 1:15 PM PT
- Stage: Hime Stage