Well-known video game voice actor Brad Venable passes away
By Bob Garcia
A voice behind Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Pokemon Master and others died at 43 years old
Many people wouldn’t know him by face, but they would certainly recognize the voice of Brad Venable. He was a voice actor who stayed busy lending his vocal cords to a number of video games, as well as several anime series. According to an announcement last week, the 43-year-old Venable has passed away, although his family hasn’t provided details surrounding his death.
Venable was involved in several high-profile video game projects, including Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Pokemon Master, Devil May Cry 5 and more. His first big appearance can be found all the way back in 2004, when he was chosen to participate in what would ultimately become a blockbuster hit, World of Warcraft, and was also involved in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Demon’s Souls and Dragon Ball Super, among others.
In the anime side of the house, Venable was found in series such as Hunter x Hunter, Tokyo Ghoul, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. He also helped lend a voice to Venom in the movie by the same name in 2018, although he didn’t receive screen credit for his participation. Venable was the man behind the grunts and odd noises Venom made every time he was injured or in pain. The “We are Venom” phrase that became wildly symbolic of the movie was voiced by Venable, as well.
After his passing was made public, well-wishers, friends and coworkers flooded Twitter with shout-outs, including fellow Borderlands 3 voice actor Brian Olvera, who wrote, “You saw the best in all of us and brought it out. You treated me like family, and called me your little brother. You motivated & inspired us. Our bond & friendship these past few years is something I will treasure forever. I love you, Brad Venable, I miss you brother.”