Kirk Thornton boasts an illustrious career spanning over 40 years as a prolific voice actor. He’s lent his talents to various memorable roles, embodying characters like Brandon Heat in Gungrave, Hotohori in Fushigi Yūgi, Klein in Sword Art Online, Jin in Samurai Champloo, and Hajime Saito in Rurouni Kenshin. He’s also portrayed Jet Link in Cyborg 009, Don Patch in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, and Ensign Nogami in The Cockpit, among numerous Digimon characters.

In the realm of anime, Thornton co-directed the popular series Bleach, where he also served as the narrator. His contributions expand further into the gaming world, notably voicing the Number VII Organization XIII member Saïx in the Kingdom Hearts series. Moreover, since 2010, he has breathed life into Shadow the Hedgehog and Orbot, since 2008, in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.