Baker is without doubt one of the finest American voice actors within the enterprise. He was born in Dallas, Texas — and so was his voice performing profession, which took off because of anime dubbing at native studio Funimation. His most well-known anime roles embrace Ache in “Naruto,” Greed in “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” and Abel Nightroad in “Trinity Blood.” These characters run the gamut from villain to anti-hero to guide protagonist; Baker’s subsequent work has been simply as different.
Online game voice performing is the place Baker has finished his finest work and 2013 was an essential yr for him on that entrance. He voiced the Joker in “Batman: Arkham Origins,” doing a pitch-perfect impression of Mark Hamill’s acclaimed take. As a testomony to his vary, he would later voice Batman in Telltale Video games’ eponymous recreation sequence.
Baker’s resume that yr would not finish with licensed video games, although. He voiced Booker DeWitt in “BioShock Infinite,” a cynical mercenary with a darkish previous who finds himself within the flying metropolis of Columbia. Like in “The Final of Us,” Booker winds up escorting a younger girl, Elizabeth (Courtnee Draper), on a deadly journey. Joel turned and stays his most acclaimed function. Nevertheless, the thin-framed, youthful Baker would not resemble the weary Joel in any respect; there is a motive Pedro Pascal subbed for Baker within the sequence and it isn’t only one actor being extra well-known to the general public en masse than the opposite.
Certainly one of Baker’s much less respected roles was partnering with Voiceverse NFT. On high of all the opposite issues with cryptocurrency, the corporate was later discovered to have plagiarized voice traces by way of AI. Baker ended his affiliation with them after two weeks. No person’s good.