Brendan O’Brienvoice of the first Crash Bandicootand many of his enemies, died at the age of 60.
Both parents were actors and he had worked primarily in films and television shows, but was perhaps best known for being the voice of Crash.
As fans are well aware, the marsupial protagonist of the platform series didn’t actually speak, but the voice actor provided all the yelps and screams (including the iconic then-meme “woah!”) that many surely still remember fondly.
O’Brien He also voiced several villains in the series, including Tiny Tiger e N. Gin. He also voiced the main antagonist, the dottor Cortexat least for the first game.
In addition to the original trilogy of PlayStation 1 games, O’Brien has worked on Crash Team Racing, Crash Bash it’s at Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex (the first post-Naughty Dog mainline game).
He took a break from acting in 2004, eventually appearing in an episode of Riverdale as a math teacher in 2020.
His lines for Crash were reused for some of the Game Boy Advance games but was eventually replaced by Jess Harnell in 2005, who dubbed the bandicott for the next 14 years of games.
Crash’s current voice is Scott Whytesubentrato con Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.
R.I.P Brendan O’Brien.