The news of the death of Brendan James O’Brienthe actor who voiced Crash Bandicoot in the early years of the saga, between 1996 and 2004.
Brendan O’Brien Died March 23, 2023, at the age of 60 years. His obituary was published on May 9, the day he would have turned 61, and Crash Bandicoot fans have discovered the news in the last few hours and are paying tribute to him.
Crash Bandicoot fans say goodbye to Brendan O’Brien, their first voice actor
amazingly underrated voice actor and a huge loss. he was the man behind pretty much all of the voices in crash 1 and most of them in the ps1 trilogy.
he was on an interview with BAM! Box a while back and he seemed like such a fun guy, too. rest in peace, brendan o’brien. https://t.co/UzG4D1oUox pic.twitter.com/Lf6MMfN2we
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Brendan O’Brien was born in 1962 in Hollywood, California, and has been an actor since he was 10 years old, when he appeared in the first episode of the series “The Streets of San Francisco”, along with his father, also an actor. Edmond O’Brienand at the age of 11 he worked on the television movie Honor Thy Father.
His most important role was as the voice of Crash Bandicootin the first six games in the series from Naughty Dog: from Crash Bandicoot (1996) to Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (2001). Until 2004 (Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage) they were using his stock voice.
O’Brien retired from acting in 2004, although he returned to face the cameras as a teacher in the popular series Riverdale y en la miniseries The Slowest Show.
In addition to Crash Bandicoot, O’Brien provided additional voices in six episodes of Todd MacFarlane’s Spawn series between 1997 and 1999.
“He encouraged nostalgic Crash fans in their own pursuits and loved signing his merchandise. Like music, designing character voices for animation, radio, and video games came naturally to him,” his obituary reads.
In addition to being an actor, he was passionate about music and played the guitar in his spare time.
“Brendan had an inventory of music in his head, if you didn’t know a song he would learn it and play it for you during your next visit. Music, humor and endless knowledge were the themes of his life.”