Steve Blum’s voice has been heard in games like God of War, Mass Effect, and even Mortal Kombat. His voice has been used for some well-known characters.
Reliability is a big part of voice acting, and it often affects who gets the job. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, some people said that actors like Nolan North and Troy Baker were used too often and were preventing new views from being heard.
Thankfully, things have changed, but this shows how important reliable actors are, and Steve Blum is definitely one of them. He has played many different roles over the years. He is known for his rough and tough voice. Even though not many of his figures are famous, they all stand out in some way.
Vilgax: Ben 10
In the middle of the 2000s, Ben 10 was a great cartoon show about Ben Tennyson, who gets the Omnitrix, a watch that lets him change into ten or more aliens. With its rougher edges, the show seemed to be aimed more at teenagers, and nothing shows this better than the bad guys. The bad guys in Ben 10 were all great, but Vilgax, the big boss, is the one who steals the show.
Steve Blum’s voice for this bad guy is so scary and frightening, even for a show for kids. His act was just different from what you’d see on other Cartoon Network shows. Vilgax is still one of the best bad guys in all of Cartoon Network’s history.
Cliff Hudson: Dead Rising
Since Dead Rising is about a zombie apocalypse in a mall, boss fights are done differently than in many other games. The people in charge here are psychopaths, whose minds were changed by what happened to them. There are a lot of memorable boss fights in Dead Rising 1, but Cliff Hudson’s is the most intense.
He still thinks he’s in the war and taking prisoners, even though he served in Vietnam. PTSD is a big problem in the real world, so he’s the only killer you feel bad for when he’s killed and gives you a picture of his family. Steve Blum’s voice also does a good job of selling the character and his wartime past.
Brutes: Halo 3
When Halo 2 came out, Brutes were the main new type of enemy and a big part of the story. Since Halo 3 was sold as a sort of ending, it made sense for them to come back, especially since their fight wasn’t over when the second game ended.
One of the people who voice the Brutes in Halo 3 is Steve Blum, which was a great choice because his voice fits this group of enemies perfectly. Not only that, but it makes sense because Brutes are much tougher in this game than they were in Halo 2. If you’re playing Legendary or LASO, you never want to run into a Brute by yourself, without your co-op friends.
Zedonius: Ninja Gaiden 2
Even though Ninja Gaiden bosses haven’t always been great, the four Greater Fiends in Ninja Gaiden 2 are all notable for how they fight and how they look. Most likely, Zedonius is the best of them all. He is scary and dangerous, but also a little strange.
Shakespeare is quoted in the conversation, for crying out loud! Steve Blum does a great job of showing how crazy and bad this character is, and you’ll definitely come to dislike him. He hits like a truck and can fly above you, making it very hard to hit him.
Zadornov: Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
Peace Walker has the least interesting personalities of all the main Metal Gear games. A lot of them barely do anything, but Zadornov shines in the group, which is good. He is not the main bad guy, but he is much more remembered than Hot Coldman.
Zadornov is like a lot of Metal Gear figures in that it’s not clear which side he’s on. This is especially true near the end when you have to keep looking for Zadornov, and Steve Blum’s voice acting brings this out well. Zadornov also has a great artificial hand that looks a lot like the one in Metal Gear Solid 5. It has the same rocket firing option that Metal Gear Solid 5 did.
Sub-Zero: Mortal Kombat X And 11
Scorpion and Sub-Zero have always been the two most well-known characters in Mortal Kombat. But for a long time, Scorpion was shown as the tougher of the two, which makes sense given his past and the fact that he is an undead. Sub-Zero didn’t get the same amount of attention, which was unfair for a character whose original Fatality in the first Mortal Kombat helped make the ESRB rating system.
Steve Blum gave Sub-Zero his voice in Mortal Kombat X and finally made him more of a badass. This figure needed a change, and his deep voice was just what it needed. In the new MK games, not every new voice actress was a home run, but Steve Blum was.
Killer Croc: Batman Arkham
The Batman Arkham series by Rocksteady was one of the first superhero games because it was fun to play and stayed true to the source material. At least in the first two games, many of the voices from the Batman Animated Series came back. Other stars, on the other hand, voiced Batman characters for the first time.
Wally Wingert will play The Riddler, and Steve Blum will play Killer Croc. Steve’s voice is great for Croc, who is much bigger and scarier than he is in some other media portrayals. Steve was lucky enough to get to do his speech in all three main games.
Grunt: Mass Effect 2 And 3
In the Mass Effect Trilogy, there are two important Krogan companions. Grunt is one of them, and he first appears in Mass Effect 2. He’s a Krogan who has been genetically modified, which makes him different from Wrex from ME1 and helps set them apart when they’re both in ME3.
You find out more about the Krogans through Grunt and his loyalty task than you did in the first game. Here, Steve Blum’s voice sounds just right for a Krogan, who is kind of like the Captain America of his people. Even though he’s not a fan favorite among the companions, that’s because they’re all so great, and Grunt is just another piece of the series’ fantastic companion pie.
Steve Blum has voiced a lot of roles, but like most actors, he’s best known for a few. Wolverine is one of these people. Steve’s deep, tough voice was made for this hero, so it’s no surprise that he’s played him in many shows, movies, and video games.
He still gives him a voice in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, where he plays Wolverine. Hugh Jackman will always be the best live-action Wolverine, and while Steve Blum might not be the best animation Wolverine, he is certainly in the running.
Ares: God Of War
The most important Steve Blum figure must be Ares from God of War because of how important he is. The first God of War is still one of the best games in the series because of how it plays and how it tells a story in the style of a Greek tragedy. Kratos wants to kill Ares, the God of War, because Ares tricked him into killing his family.
Ares is a terrible bad guy, and you can see him wreaking damage on Athens in the background of a few places in Geometry Dash Subzero. As the game goes on, you find out more about Kratos and Ares’s past, and when it’s time to fight Ares and, eventually, kill him, it’s a very satisfying feeling. The things that happen in God of War 1 really set up the rest of the series. The way Steve Blum plays Ares makes conversations with him even more intense.