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Jacob Hopkins is an L.A. based actor who has worked in the business since he was four years old. As a voice actor, he is best known for the voice of Gumball Watterson in Cartoon Network’s multi-award-winning animated TV series, “The Amazing World of Gumball”. Presently, he is the lead voice of Fushi in the anime TV series “To Your Eternity”, Shun Kamiya in “Tribe Nine”, Oishi Shuichiro in “Prince of Tennis” and “Prince of Tennis II”, Code in “Boruto”, and Makoto Katai in “Komi Can’t Communicate” all airing on HBO Max, Crunchyroll, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. In addition to his recurring roles which include the anime TV series, “In The Land of Leadale” as Roxilius, “The Vampire Dies in No Time” as Homerun Batter and “Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan” as Nekota. Other voice over work includes his role as Axel Finke on the Dreamworks animated TV series, “Dragons Rescue Riders” airing on Netflix and Peacock TV. Since 2013, he has had the pleasure of portraying Chad Kremp on ABC’s hit comedy, “The Goldbergs”, & Miller in the feature film, “Middle School The Worst Years of My Life”. Additionally, Hopkins voices a variety of characters and guest starred on many other TV shows, commercials, games, and apps. Some highlights include a recurring role as Alexander Drew on HBO’s “True Blood,” starring opposite Alex Skarsgard & Steven Moyer, as well as films starring opposite Elizabeth Banks in “Just A Little Heart Attack”, Lifetime’s “Missing at 17”, and “Carolina’s Calling”.
Hopkins is also an accomplished martial artist with a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo and attends University of Central Florida as a Business Major. In his spare time, he enjoys drumming, reading, drawing, gaming, and spending time with family and friends.
In anticipation of Hopkins’s appearance at St. Pete Comic Con, Florida Comic Cons, a news media website that covers conventions and cosplayers in The Sunshine State, posted a blog that ranks its 10 favorite Hopkins characters. Below is a preview of the blog, which includes more character info and videos
Hopkins landed his first voice over role at the age of 11 with Gumball from the Amazing World of Gumball. He started in season 3 and continued to voice gumball till season 5.
Makoto is shy and gentle, but because of his “deliquent-like” aura he struggles to communicate with others.
(He said the wrong thing because he was nervous and because of his scary aura the class heard “Die. Death,” instead. Making them more scared of him.)
Suichiro Oishi (Right) is the vice captain of the tennis team who often puts others before himself.
Homerun Batter is a vampire hunter who uses his bat and baseballs to hunt, despite how difficult it can be to hit them. Watch this clip of Batter on Twitter!
By voicing Matahiko Nekota, Hopkins shows how he can voice more than just young characters while voicing this friendly 28 year-old bar manager.