[Honey's Anime Interview] Patrick Seitz – Voice of Dio, Garrosh, Jeritza, and More! (V-CRX)

Patrick-Seitz-Wallpaper-700x394 [Honey's Anime Interview] Patrick Seitz – Voice of Dio, Garrosh, Jeritza, and More! (V-CRX)

This Friday, September 4, 2020, the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo will be holding a Q & A session with acclaimed voice actor Patrick Seitz!

Register for a free pass here (https://expo.crunchyroll.com/CrunchyrollExpo/) and tune in from 12:30 – 1:15pm Pacific Time at the Hime Stage to hear this velvet-voiced veteran of the industry answer all of your burning inquiries. We got the chance to ask him a few questions of our own ahead of time, so let’s hear about Seitz’s thoughts on portraying villains, challenging roles, and JoJo memes!

Tamar Herman

Interview with Patrick Seitz

Honey’s Anime: How do you approach playing villains (Dio, Jeritza, Arthas, etc.)? Do you attempt to understand them, or do you ham it up as much as possible?

Patrick Seitz: Even when I go ham on a character, I always try to tie it to a reasonable motivation that the character himself would actually feel. I would never forsake understanding. Actually, from where I’m sitting, understanding and ham needn’t be mutually exclusive. A lot of villains feel the need (whether warranted or otherwise) to defend their actions to the greater world, which is where you get those grandstanding moments. It’s really just a matter of how many of those public moments you’re juggling versus the more private, introspective moments.

Honey’s Anime: What has been your most challenging voice acting role to date?

Patrick Seitz: Probably Garrosh Hellscream from "World of Warcraft." The voice itself is so brutal and pushed, but there’s a lot going on under the hood with Garrosh, so to speak. There needs to be space for that nuance to come through without sacrificing any of the brutality in the tone. It’s exhausting—but when you’re putting yourself through the wringer for the greater glory of a character like Garrosh, it’s well worth it.

Honey’s Anime: Since many of your characters tend to be fountains of memes, do you have a favorite meme among them? “The Culling of Arthas” and basically anything Dio says are top tier for me, personally.

Patrick Seitz: For me, it would probably have to be the Dio memes. I’ve got a shirt with the whole “But it was me, Dio!” moment on it. I actually bought two of it, because I loved it so damn much and I knew if I only got one, I’d just wear it into the ground.

Honey’s Anime: Thank you so much for your time! We’re looking forward to seeing your full panel at the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo this weekend!

Final Thoughts

It warms our hearts to hear that Seitz loves his characters and JoJokes as much as we do. We’ll also appreciate Garrosh’s scenes in World of Warcraft more now that we know how much blood, sweat, and tears went into his vocal performance.

What did you think of our interview? Will you be tuning in for the Virtual Crunchyroll Expo? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!

Patrick-Seitz-Wallpaper-700x394 [Honey's Anime Interview] Patrick Seitz – Voice of Dio, Garrosh, Jeritza, and More! (V-CRX)


Author: Mary Lee Sauder

After the hard-hitting East Coast lifestyle hit me a bit too hard, I started pursuing my passion as a writer in my cozy home state of Ohio. Aside from that, I spend my time cooking, cosplaying, collecting anime merch, and being an improv comedy actor. I also love sneaking alliterations and stupid puns into my writing, so be on the lookout for them! 😉

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