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Chris Ayres

Chris Ayres

Christopher Owen Ayres (May 16, 1965 – October 18, 2021) was an American voice actor, ADR director and scriptwriter who worked on a number of Japanese anime series at Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, Funimation, OkraTron 5000 and New Generation Pictures. He got his start voice acting at ADV Films on Kino's Journey as an extra.

In November 2017, Ayres was diagnosed with end-stage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and required a double lung transplant in order to survive. A YouCaring fundraiser was created that seeks $25,000 in order to assist with medical care and procedures.

Role in the Devil May Cry series[]

Ayres was the English voice of Sid in Devil May Cry: The Animated Series.

Other Roles[]

In anime, he was known as the voice of Frieza from Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Super, Kei Kurono from Gantz, Prince Soma from Black Butler, and Shingen Takeda from the Sengoku Basara series. He was also known for Mock Combat for Cosplay panels at anime conventions.

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