R. Bruce Elliot is from Renton, Washington. He is well known as an ADR director, as a script writer, and for voice acting. He started dubbing with Funimation in 2003 as Richard Moore in Detective Conan and has been credited with over 200 titles since.
Elliot is known for playing older men with gruff exteriors that are actually caring inside. In an interview with Con Freaks and Geeks, he discusses how his time voice acting has changed over the years, and how he got started in the industry.
Our Favorite Elliot Characters
In honor of Elliot appearing at Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay, Florida Comic Cons Presents our favorite Elliot Characters.
- Makarov Dreyar from Fairy Tail
- Whitebeard from One Piece
- Bookman from D. Gray-man
- Ginyu from Dragon Ball
- Pyxis from Attack on Titan
- Richard Moore from Detective Conan
- Tanaka from Black Butler
- Abraham Grey from Angels of Death
Favorite Character #1: Makarov Dreyar from Fairy Tail
Makarov is the guild master of Fairy Tail and one of the Ten Wizard Saints. He has a big heart and always wants to believe the best in people. The Fairy Tail Guild is filled with eccentric characters, so Makarov is always having to balance the regulations of the magic council with the destructive excitement the guild member exhibit. Despite the guild’s destructive nature, he knows they all mean well and loves them with his whole heat, even going so far as to think of them as his children.
Watch this video of Makarov scolding his grandson, Laxus here.
Favorite Character #2: Whitebeard from One Piece
Whitebeard, also known as Edward Newgate, is the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates. He is considered the strongest Man in the world and the man closest to the one piece. When he was younger he was carefree and cheerful, this leads him to seem overconfident and fearless currently. Whitebeard’s dream is to find a family of his own and while other pirates might thing this is naïve, he is unashamed of his dream. He is compassionate and often adopts people in need from all sorts of backgrounds, believing in helping the children of the future.
Watch this video of Whitebeard face off the Marines here.
Favorite Character #3: Bookman from D. Gray-man
Bookman, from D. Gray-man, is the leader of the Bookman Clan tasked with recording history as it unfolds with his apprentice Lavi. Bookman tries not to create meaningful bonds with those around him, as he is meant to just be an observer. Sometimes he will lend a helping hand, but it can’t be in a way that could alter the course of the event. Currently, he is residing with the exorcists, and is often at odds with his bookman beliefs, as he has expressed how much he cares for Lavi.
Watch this video of Bookman arguing with Lavi here.
Favorite Character #4: Ginyu from Dragon Ball
Ginyu, from Dragonball, is the captain of the elite mercenaries called Ginyu Force. Ginyu is merciless and arrogant in battle, but does exhibit honor by refusing to take advantage of a fight when others interfere. Ginyu is also very methodical, always taking the time to research a mission beforehand. He is also very shrewd in his understanding of ki, being able to see when Goku was concealing his full abilities.
Watch this video of all of Ginyu’s openings in the game Dragonball Raging Blast 2 here.
Favorite Character #5: Pyxis from Attack on Titan
Pyxis is the top officer in the Trost District and was given full authority in defensive matters. He tends to stay calm and light-hearted even in the midst of chaos. He is an expert strategist and knows how to manipulate his soldiers to keep fighting while also having the means and plans to back up what he says. Pyxis admits to being a sore loser and his determination drives him forward at all times to keep fighting the titans.
Watch this video has several of Pyxis’s lines here.
Favorite Character #6: Richard Moore from Detective Conan
Richard Moore is a private detective, but he often prefers to laze the day away. He often misses obvious clues and jumps to wrong conclusions often. He is particular about following police policies when questioning and following leads. Later in the series he is also shown to be capable at solving cases, but always a little slower than Conan.
Here’s some quick lines and jokes from different characters throughout the show
Favorite Character #7: Tanaka from Black Butler
Tanaka is the house steward and a senior staff member of the Phantomhive Household. While currently he is only able to do limited work, he was once the butler to the Phantomhives and was present during the family’s murder. When needed he is able to step in to replace Sebestian or to protect Ciel from harm. His loyalty the the Phantomhive’s is unwavering and he will not hesitate to scold Ciel, if Tanaka feels he is not living up to expectations.
Watch the trailer for season 1 of Black Butler here.
Favorite Character #8: Abraham Grey from Angels of Death
Abraham Gray is the floor guardian of Floor B2. He uses drug induced illusions and was responsible for creating the rules of the experiment building. Abraham is refined and good at manipulating people through words due to his incredible logical mind. He has the position as a reverend, however he does not believe in God. He likes to study people’s reactions to faith, and he has a thirst for knowledge of all types.
Watch the trailer for Angels of Death here.
Meet R. Bruce Elliot at Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay
You’ll have the chance to meet R. Bruce Elliot at Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida December 10-11. Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay is a brand new comic con with a holiday twist! It’s being held at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, the same venue popular cons such as Metrocon and Tampa Bay Comic Con are held at during the summer. Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay tickets are on sale now for as low as $30.
Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay Features Notable Voice Actors!
The new con is going big with six famous voice actors. In addition to Elliot, 5 others have been announced. Here are the voice actors scheduled for Holiday Cosplay Tampa Bay:
- Sean Chiplock, who voices Diluc from Genshin Impact and Spider-Man from Marvel’s Avengers (below, left)
- Colleen O’Sheughnessey, who voices Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog and Nelliel from Bleach (below, center)
- Laila Berzins, who voices Xiao from Genshin Impact and Persephone from Hades (below, right)
- Jason Spisak, who voices Silco in Arcane and Kid Flash from Young Justice (bottom, left)
- Patricia Summersett, who voces Zelda from The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (bottom, right)
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