Sonic the Hedgehog Voice Actor Roger Craig Smith Ends 10-Year Run

Roger Craig Smith leaves the Sonic role behind


It’s the end of an era for Sonic the Hedgehog, as voice actor Roger Craig Smith is officially bringing his decade-long run as the voice behind the Blue Blur to a close. The prolific actor started voicing Sonic back in 2010’s Sonic Free Riders, which was released as a Kinect exclusive at the time, and went on to do so in over a dozen games, over a hundred Sonic Boom episodes, and even guest appearances in the likes of the Wreck-It Ralph films. 


Roger Craig Smith didn’t provide a specific reason for leaving the role, but he bid a fond farewell to it on Twitter. 



The official Sonic Twitter account shared a message, as well: 



Photo by Jen Rosenstein, via IMDb


Beyond Sonic, Roger Craig Smith has a long list of credits, from Captain America in various shows to Daigo Dojima in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Batman in various animation projects and games, Bilba in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Deidara in Naruto Shippuden, Shinji Hirako in Bleach, Chris Redfield in the Resident Evil games, and many more.


Ben Schwartz recently took on the Sonic role in the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film, which became the highest-grossing video game film of all time last year and might have been the last movie a ton of people saw in actual theaters. A sequel is currently in the works. 


Source: @RogerCraigSmith




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his brand new comic, MONSTER FLIGHT, at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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