Jason Griffith, a talented American actor, has made a name for himself through his remarkable voice-over work for renowned studios such as NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, and DuArt Film and Video. He is best recognized as the iconic voices of Sonic the Hedgehog and Shadow the Hedgehog in the English dub of “Sonic X” and various Sonic the Hedgehog video games from 2005 to 2010.
Born in Lakeline, Ohio, Griffith embarked on his acting journey at the young age of seventeen. In 1997, he made his feature film debut in the romantic comedy-drama “Edge of Seventeen,” portraying the role of Scott, although uncredited. He further showcased his versatility with an uncredited role as Cassius in the 2008 thriller film “Kill Kill Faster Faster.” On the small screen, Griffith made an appearance in an episode of “Blue Bloods” as Suit in Red Sportscar.
Since 2003, Griffith has carved a niche for himself in the world of voice acting. His exceptional vocal talents have graced numerous animated films, television shows, and video games. Notable credits include Tom Majors in “Chaotic,” Miyamoto Usagi in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and the voice of Bongo the Monkey in the Danimals commercials. He also lent his voice to the character Bello in the 2015 children’s television show “Super Wings.” Additionally, Griffith served as a promo announcer for 4Kids TV, The CW4Kids, and Toonzai, adding to his versatile repertoire.
Griffith gained significant recognition as the former voice of SEGA mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, succeeding Ryan Drummond in the role. He also brought to life the captivating character of Shadow the Hedgehog, succeeding David Humphrey, and portrayed Jet the Hawk in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. His contributions under the credits of Jason Griffith and Adam Caroleson in the series have left a lasting impact on fans worldwide.
In 2010, Griffith’s role as Sonic was passed on to Roger Craig Smith, his role as Shadow to Kirk Thornton, and his role as Jet to Michael Yurchak. However, he continued to lend his voice to Sonic for 4Kids promotions until September 27, 2014, when the Vortexx program concluded.
Beyond his voice acting accomplishments, Griffith showcased his talents in the web comedy series “Casters,” where he starred as Cal from 2011 to 2012.
Jason Griffith’s dedication to his craft and his ability to bring beloved characters to life have solidified his position as a respected figure in the entertainment industry. His contributions to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise and his versatile voice work across various platforms have left an indelible mark on the world of voice acting.