Troy Baker is an American voice actor and musician. Baker is known for his video game roles including Joel Miller in The Last of Us franchise, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite, and Samuel “Sam” Drake.
Baker is the current record holder for the most acting nominations at the BAFTA Games Awards, He has had five between 2013 and 2021.
Troy Baker Biography
Troy Baker (born April 1, 1976) is an American voice actor and musician. Baker is known for his video game roles, including Joel Miller in The Last of Us franchise, Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite (2013), Samuel “Sam” Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016) and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (2017), Rhys in Tales from the Borderlands (2014), Snow Villiers in Final Fantasy XIII (2010), Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4 (2008), Higgs Monaghan in Death Stranding (2019), and Talion in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) and Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017). He also voiced Magni in God of War (2018). He currently holds the record for the most acting nominations at the BAFTA Games Awards, with 5 between 2013 and 2021.
Troy Baker Age
How Old Is Troy Baker? Troy Baker was born on April 1, 1976. He was born in Dallas, Texas, United States.
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Troy Baker Career
Baker began his voice acting career doing radio commercials in Dallas. He was recruited by Christopher Sabat to do voice-over work at Funimation for the English adaptation of the anime Case Closed. He went on to work in dubbing anime such as Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and the Funimation dub of One Piece. He then moved to Los Angeles and began working on Marvel-based animated series, providing the voice of various characters in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, as well as Hawkeye and Loki in Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble.
Baker’s career in the video game industry began when he voiced Matt Baker in the tactical shooter series Brothers in Arms. In an interview with The Griff, he said, “It was starting to become necessary for actors to become involved [in gaming], so I got into that and it was literally stumbling from one job into the next. That was kind of my first snowball effect.” His most notable roles came in 2013, when he provided the voice of Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite and the voice and motion capture of Joel in The Last of Us. Both games earned critical acclaim, gaining scores over 90% on GameRankings and Metacritic, and widespread commercial success. He was nominated for both of these roles at VGX 2013, winning for The Last of Us. He then worked on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, playing Nathan Drake’s older brother Sam. He reprised the role in Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.
In 2011, Baker became the voice of Siris, the hero of Chair Entertainment’s blockbuster mobile game series Infinity Blade, and in 2014 he was the voice of Talion, the protagonist of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which earned a rating of 9.3 on IGN. He also voiced Ace (Experiment 262) in the English dub of the anime Stitch! He was listed on Entertainment Weekly’s in their best of 2013 issue for best breakout actor in the video game industry for his performances in The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, and as the Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins. He is one of the few actors to have portrayed Batman (Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Lego Dimensions, Batman: The Telltale Series and Batman: The Enemy Within), the Joker (Batman: Arkham Origins), and the three major iterations of Robin (Tim Drake in Batman: Arkham City, Dick Grayson (as Nightwing) in Injustice: Gods Among Us and Jason Todd (as Red Hood and the main antagonist) in Batman: Arkham Knight).
In May 2018, Baker and voice actor Nolan North began hosting the weekly YouTube series Retro Replay. In April 2020, due to an apparent disagreement on the future direction of the show, Baker left to start his own series.
On January 14, 2022, it was discovered that Voiceverse NFT, a company that Baker announced his partnership with, had stolen voice lines generated from 15.ai as part of their marketing campaign without permission. Log files showed that Voiceverse had generated audio of Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash from the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic using 15.ai, pitched them up to make them sound unrecognizable from the original voices, and appropriated them without proper credit to falsely market their own platform—a violation of 15.ai’s terms of service.
The initial partnership between Baker and Voiceverse was met with severe backlash and universally negative reception. Critics highlighted the environmental impact of and potential for exit scams associated with NFT sales. Commentators also pointed out the irony in Baker’s initial tweet announcing the partnership, which ended: “You can hate. Or you can create. What’ll it be?” This was hours before the public revelation that the company in question had resorted to theft instead of creating their own product. Baker responded that he appreciated people sharing their thoughts and their responses were “giving [him] a lot to think about”. He also acknowledged that the “hate/create” part in his initial tweet might have been “a bit antagonistic”, and asked fans on social media to forgive him.
Two weeks later, on January 31, Baker announced that he would discontinue his partnership with Voiceverse.
Troy Baker Wife
Troy Baker has been married twice. From 2004 to 2006 he was married to Kimberly Beck. After their marriage hit a snag, he married Pamela Walworth in 2012.
Troy Baker Children
Troy Baker has one child. His child is called Traveller Hyde Baker who was born on May 3, 2018.
Troy Baker Height
Troy Baker stands 1.91 m tall.
Troy Baker Net Worth
Troy Baker has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
|Date of Birth||April 1, 1976|
|Profession||Voice actor • Musician|
|Net Worth||$6 million|