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Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece Voice Actor Ed Blaylock Passes Away

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Voice actor for King Bradley, Sengoku was 64

Dallas, Texas-based radio station WRR 101 revealed on Thursday that voice actor and radio host Ed Blaylock (Thomas Edwin Blaylock, Jr.) passed away on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 64.

As a voice actor, Blaylock played the role of Fuhrer King Bradley in both the Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood television anime series. He also reprised the role in the Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection and Fullmetal Alchemist: Seven Homunculi VS State Alchemists video anime series. He additionally played Fritz Lang in the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa film.

Other notable roles include Sengoku in One Piece, Director in Barakamon, and Sebas Tian in Overlord. He also played minor roles in more than 40 anime, including Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Dragon Ball, Toriko, Fairy Tail, Gunslinger Girl, Case Closed, Baccano!, A Certain Magical Index II, and more.

Outside of voice acting, Blaylock was the weekday evening announcer for WRR 101, and he worked for the station for more than 10 years. He also appeared in stage plays in Dallas, and acted in the "Living History" program where he portrayed real-life historical figures in period costume to give talks to schoolchildren. He also worked as a boom operator for sound recordings of films shot in the United States and Europe.

Thanks to jlaking and getchman for the news tip.

Image via WRR 101

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