Original Crash Bandicoot voice actor Brendan O’Brien passes away at the age of 60

Crash Bandicoot voice actor Brendan O’Brien passes away at the age of 60

Original Crash Bandicoot voice actor Brendan O’Brien passes away at the age of 60

The voice actor for multiple characters in the original games of the Crash Bandicoot franchise Brendan O’Brien passed away on 15th May 2023 at the age of 60. The absolutely talented voice actor had given life to many characters for Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot from 1996 to 2004.

Crash Bandicoot is a video game franchise developed by Naughty Dog initially as a PlayStation exclusive game. However in the year 2001, the franchise started transitioning to third-party platforms and became available on platforms other than the PlayStation. The first Crash Bandicoot game where Brendan O’Brien was a voice actor, followed the story of the orange furry protagonist Crash. The story unrolls as Crash tries to foil his creator Dr, Neo Cortex’s plans for World domination and also tries to save his girlfriend Tawna.


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Crash Bandicoot Voice actor Brendan O’Brien passes away on 15th May

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Born on May 9, 1962, in Hollywood, California, O’Brian was the son of two great actors Edmond O’Brien and Olga San Juan. He started his career very early. When he was just 10 years old, he acted with his father in the pilot episode of the series “The Streets of San Francisco.” He gave voice to many iconic characters like Crash, Dr. Neo Cortex, Dr. Nitrus Brio, and Tiny Tiger in the first three Bandicoot games from 1996 to 2004. He took a break from the acting world in 2004 and later returned to cameo in many shows and movies.

On 15th May 2023, Brendan O’Brien’s obituary was posted on legacy.com and the official Twitter page for Crash Bandicoot also posted the news. Other than being a talented actor, Brendan was also a passionate guitarist and participated in multiple high school events. According to his obituary O’Brian loved and cherished giving his voice for Crash and from 1996 through 2004 were the “proudest moments of his life. The actor was also known to encourage fans to do well in their own endeavors as he signed their memorabilia,” the memorial included.


Although the cause of his death has not been made public, it is a very sad day in the gaming community. Fans all around the world pray for him and his family through the rough time that they are going through.

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