Taliesin Jaffe (birth name – Taliesin Axelrod Jaffe) is an American former child actor, scriptwriter, ADR director, and voice actor, who performed as a video game voice actor, including in the games Red Dead Redemption II, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, Fallout 4, and The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind.
Jaffe also performed in anime film and television, including Vampire: The Masquerade: L.A. By Night, Gun Sword, Tales of Zestiria the X, R.O.D. the TV, and Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy – Hope Arc.
Jaffe was born on January 19, 1977, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
His mother is Nina Axelrod, an American actress who performed in Critters 3, Cross Country, Time Walker, Motel Hell, and Roller Boogie.
His grandfather was George Axelrod, an American film director, playwright, producer, and screenwriter, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his adaptation of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. He wrote three novels – Where Am I Now When I Need Me?, Beggar’s Choice, and Blackmailer. Also, Axelrod wrote the original screenplay for How to Murder Your Wife.
Taliesin received his first acting credit in Mr. Mom, a 1983 American comedy film about an unemployed Detroit automotive engineer. The film grossed more than $64 million. Some of the stars in the film are – Martin Mull, Christopher Lloyd, Ann Jillian, Jeffrey Tambor, Teri Garr, and Michael Keaton. It is produced by Aaron Spelling, Lauren Shuler, and Lynn Loring, written by John Hughes, and directed by Stan Dragoti.
He performed as Danny Slater in one episode of the sitcom television series “The Facts of Life.”
From 1987 to 1983, Jaffe had the role of Kenny Granger in 45 episodes of She’s the Sheriff, a TV series that was ranked #44 on TV Guide’s “50 Worst TV Shows of All Time” in 2002.
In 1997, Taliesin starred in 13 episodes of Burn-Up Excess, a Japanese anime television series.
Since 2015, Jaffe has been a series regular on Critical Role, a live-streamed Dungeons and Dragons game web-series where Taliesin is accompanied by fellow voice actors Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel, Marisha Ray, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, and Matthew Mercer.
Jaffe said about Dungeons & Dragons:
”D&D for many theatre and film nerds serves as a limitless way to make your stories, worlds, and characters come to life.”
Taliesin Jaffe is not currently married. In 2017, Taliesin came as a bisexual on his show with actress and producer, Amy Dallen. She said: ”I am the B in LGTBQ.” Jaffe replied: ”I am too. Same.”
Jaffe is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) tall.
”I like characters that can represent questions that I have about myself and my life.” (Forbes)
”Avoid the impulse to read about the bad behavior of others, or the righteousness of those you agree with.”
”You’re going to get fooled once in a while no matter what.”
”Be kind to yourself and others when the bullshit detector fails.”
[On his character’s death] ”It’s an intense feeling, but not an uncomfortable one.” (PC Gamer)
Taliesin Jaffe – Net Worth
Jaffe earned most of his wealth from performing in over 163 movies, TV series, anime, and video games. Taliesin began his career as a child actor appearing in Mr. Mom.
Taliesin has voiced a number of anime characters, including Kayden in Sagas of Sundry, Britain / Britain-Cat in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Taro Kurosaki in the Danganronpa 3 series, Thancred in Fainaru fantajî XIV: Shinsei eoruzea, Blanka in Street Fighter X Tekken Vita, Yakumo in Kurokami: The Animation, Aaron Terzieff in Kidô senshi Gandamu Yunikôn: Yunikôn no hi, Basil Hawkins in One Piece: Wan pîsu, and Preta Ghoul in Black Cat.
Moreover, he provided the voice in many video games including – Jade Cocoon 2, Suikoden IV, World of Warcraft, Suikoden Tactics, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, The Last Remnant, Final Fantasy IV, ZEN Pinball, Super Street Fighter IV, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, and Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.
Moreover, Jaffe is part of the group (Critical Role) of nerdy-ass voice actors who play D&D. Therefore, Taliesin Jaffe has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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