Who is Clifford Chapin?
Clifford Samuel Chapin IV was born in the USA, on 27 January 1988 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s a voice actor, who has voiced characters in more than 200 animated movies, TV series and video games, while he’s perhaps known best for his voicing of Conny Springer, in the English version of the Japanese animated action adventure series “Attack on Titan” (original “Shingeki no Kyojin”). It’s been airing since 2013, stars Yuki Kaji, Marina Inoue and Josh Grelle, and follows Eren Jaeger whose mother has been killed by a giant humanoid Titan, and who has now sworn to kill all of the remaining Titans, who have brought humanity to its knees; the series has won 10 of the 25 awards for which it has been nominated.
Early life and education
Clifford was raised in the US by his parents about whom nothing’s known, as he respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father is a lawyer, and that his mother is a real estate agent. Because Clifford hasn’t spoken of any siblings, most of his fans believe him to be an only child.
He became interested in voice acting at a very early age, mostly because he watched TV with his parents nearly every night, and realized that he was able to impersonate some of the actors and actresses. Clifford was 12 years old when he was cast to voice Gatty in the English version of the animated adventure movie “Escaflowne: The Movie”, directed by Kazuki Akane and Yoshiyuki Takei, and which starred Shin’ichiro Miki and Joji Nakata. It follows a teenager who has awoken a horrible monster, and another teenager who now has to kill it.
Clifford then chose to put acting aside and focus on his education. He attended a local high school in Los Angeles, California, and upon matriculating in 2006, enrolled at Hofstra University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010.
Roles in animated movies
In 2005, Clifford voiced various characters in the action comedy “One Piece Jidaigeki Special: Luffy Oyabun Torimonocho”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 2009 action adventure “One Piece: Strong World”, the 2012 action fantasy “Strike Witches the Movie” and the 2012 action adventure “Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix”.
Clifford gained recognition in 2012, when he voiced several characters in the popular action drama “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo” (original “Evangelion Shin Gekijôban: Kyu”), directed by Mahiro Maeda and Masayuki, and which starred Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara and Yuko Miyamura.
A photo of you from early 2020, not knowing what was to come.
February 19, 2020, @KrisComics and I at the My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising movie premiere. That night set a high bar for the year to come, and needless to say it was not surpassed. https://t.co/4fms6RlvGN pic.twitter.com/oGKmpXHKw8
— Clifford Chapin (@CliffordChapin) December 7, 2021
It follows the remaining humans who are trying to fight off the horrible monsters called Angels – the movie was nominated for a single award. Clifford could then have been heard voicing Grey in the English version of the crime adventure “Black Butler: Book of Murder”, various characters in the action science fiction “Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie”, and several characters in the 2015 action drama “One Piece: Episode of Sabo – Bond of Three Brothers, a Miraculous Reunion and an Inherited Will”.
Also in 2015, he voiced the main character in the English version of the Japanese science fiction thriller “The Empire of Corpses” (original “Shisha no Teikoku”), directed by Ryotaro Makihara, and which also starred Clint Bickham and Anthony Bowling.
The movie follows Watson who wants to learn to reanimate human corpses, and is thus searching for the notes of Viktor Frankenstein; it was nominated for two awards.
Clifford’s three most recent involvements in films have been in the 2019 action adventure “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”, the 2020 action adventure “Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown”, and the 2021 action adventure “My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission”.
Roles in animated TV series
Clifford made his TV series voicing debut in the 2011 episode “The Black Reaper Finds a Golden Fairy” of the comedy drama “Gosick”, while a couple of his following roles were in the science fiction drama “Ai no Kusabi: Remake”, the critically acclaimed action adventure “One Piece”, and the action drama “Eureka Seven: Ao”.
In 2013, Clifford voiced Madarame and several other characters in the English version of the comedy “A Certain Scientific Railgun” (original “To aru Kagaku no Rêrugan”) which starred Rina Sato, Brittney Karbowski and Satomi Arai, and follows Mikoto Misaka and her friends, who are about to compete at the Daihasei Festival; the series was nominated for a single award.
Clifford was then cast to voice supporting characters in English versions of a couple of popular Japanese animated series, such as the action fantasy “Unbreakable Machine Doll”, the romantic comedy “No-Rin” and the action comedy “Tokyo Ravens”. In 2014, he voiced Hideyoshi Nagachika in the action drama “Tokyo Ghoul”, which starred Natsuki Hanae, Austin Tindle and Brina Palencia, and follows a college student from Tokyo, Japan who has become half-ghoul, now that he has been bitten by a ghoul.
Three of Clifford’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2021 episode “My First Home” of the fantasy comedy “Dragon Goes House Hunting”, the 2021 adventure comedy “How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord” and the 2021 comedy drama “The Duke of Death and His Maid”.
Voicing characters in video games
Clifford voiced his first video game character, School Guard, in the 2012 game “Whispers: Revelation”, while a couple of his following roles were in “Seven-G F/A-18 Flight Simulator”, “The Perilous Pit” and “Sincle Lulu Learned the Cancan”, all three released in 2012.
In 2014, he voiced Vamana, Kukulkan and Breezy Chibi Kukulkan, in the video game “Smite”, and the same year heard him voice three characters in the popular video game “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!”
Some of his other roles have been in the 2015 “Dragon Ball: Xenoverse”, the 2018 “Demon’s Rise: War for the Deep” and the 2019 “Borderlands 3”.
Clifford received special thanks for the 2014 short drama film “Tsuzuku”.
He wrote seven episodes of the animated comedy series “He Is an Ultimate Teacher” in 2015.
Awards and nominations
Clifford has won three of the five Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) Awards for which he has been nominated. In 2015, he and his colleagues won a BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Television Series/OVA, for their performance in “Shingeki no Kyojin”, and same year saw him and his new colleagues win the same award, this time for their performance in “Boku no Hiro Akademia”.
Clifford also won a 2017 BTVA Anime Dub Television/OVA Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Television Series/OVA, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Boku no Hiro Akademia”.
Love life and wife
Clifford prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but recently revealed on 18 June 2021, that he’s become engaged to Kristen McGuire, an American voice actress and film writer, who’s voiced characters in close to 200 animated movies, TV series and video games. She’s perhaps known best for her voicing of both Mother Fearest and Ash, in the 2019 video game “Borderlands 3”; this was also how she and Clifford met.
There are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Clifford and Kristen have already exchanged vows in a private ceremony, attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members, but this hasn’t been confirmed.
Clifford hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he has perhaps been with, and as of December 2021, he’s engaged to Kristen McGuire, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Clifford likes to play sports with his friends in his spare time – his favorites are soccer and tennis, and he also has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week.
He likes to travel, and has been to a couple of US states for both work and pleasure, while Clifford has also visited various European and Asian countries. His dream travel destination is Japan – he’s already visited its capital city Tokyo, as well as Kyoto.
He’s a lover of animals, and has two pet dogs; his favorite animals are horses.
Clifford has his own favorite animes, some of which include “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”, “Cowboy Bebop” and “Death Note”.
He likes to watch Hollywood movies late at night, and his favorite actors are Jim Carrey, the late Robin Williams and Adam Sandler, while a couple of his favorite films include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “Good Morning, Vietnam” and “Patch Adams”.
Age, height and net worth
Clifford is 33 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) and he weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $3.5 million.