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John Swasey

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Names::English name::John Swasey



John Swasey

Professional Status


18 October 1964
Houston, Texas






ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks

Notable Roles

Death (Soul Eater)
Gendo (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Sir Crocodile (One Piece)
Van Hohenheim (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

Personal Information


Dena Swasey


Olivia Swasey (child)
Josh Swasey (child)

John Swasey is a United States actor, ADR director, and ADR script writer at ADV Films, Funimation, and Sentai Filmworks, who has portrayed characters in numerous video games and Japanese animated English-language dubs. He is the English voice of Death in Soul Eater


Some of Swasey's notable roles in voice acting include Gendo in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, and Van Hohenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

He has been ADR director for numerous anime, including Saint Seiya and Welcome to the N.H.K. He has been ADR director and scriptwriter for Innocent Venus, Jinki: Extend, La storia della Arcana Famiglia, and Nakaimo -- My Sister Is Among Them!

Swasey has acted in numerous live-action films and television series, Friday Night Lights and Ray. He also portrays Salvador and Flanksteak in the video game Borderlands 2.

Soul Eater Voicing

Main article: Death

Lord Death (1)

Swasey as Death

Swasey voices Death, the Death God, the leader of the DWMA, and Death the Kid's father in Soul Eater. Swasey is currently the only English voice actor for the character.


  • Swasey has frequently portrayed fathers. In addition to Death, he has portrayed Gendo in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Van Hohenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and Gasback in Trigun: Badlands Rumble.


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