Robert Belgrade is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music educator and narrator, best known as the original English dubbing voice acting for Alucard in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and as the announcer in several entries of the Tekken series. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After initial studies on piano, trumpet and flute, he focused on saxophone and bass clarinet, studying with clarinetist Don O’Brian and saxophonist John Handy. He continued his musical studies at the Ali Akbar College of Music, studying vocal music under Ali Akbar Khan and tabla under Zakir Hussain, Alla Rakha and Swapan Chaudhuri. Other teachers include Vince Delgado (riqq), Marcos Suzano (pandeiro), Panga (Afro-Cuban perc.) and David Merrill (piano). He has shared the stage with such diverse musicians as Kenny Burrell and Enrique Iglesias.
Belgrade began his studies in Western classical music on the piano, trumpet and flute. After that he studied the saxophone and improvisation under John Handy. He also studied vocal music under Ali Akbar Khan and tabla under Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain and Swapan Chaudhuri. He currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and performs in a wide range of musical genres, including R&B, jazz, Latin and Indian music.
Belgrade worked regularly as a voice actor in video games from 1994 to 2007, with notable roles being Alucard in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Signas in Mega Man X7.
After some time away to focus on his music career and family he returned to voice over work with the role of Orlok Dracule in Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, as well as returning to the role of Alucard in the fan-made game Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles.
|2007||Press Start Adventures||Rick (voice)||Episode: “F-Xerox”|
|1995||Hang-On GP||System Voice|
|1995||Mach Breakers: Numan Athletics 2||Karl Weisemann|
|1996||Soul Blade||Nathaniel ‘Rock’ Adams / Hephaestus||English Version|
|1996||Star Ocean||Captain||English Version|
|1997||Castlevania: Symphony of the Night||Alucard||English Version|
|1998||Tenchu: Stealth Assassins||Narration||English Version|
|1999||Tekken Tag Tournament||Narrator||Uncredited|
|2000||GunGriffon Blaze||English Version|
|2000||WinBack: Covert Operations||Mike Hawkins / Additional Voices||English Version|
|2000||Silpheed: The Lost Planet||Narrator||English Version|
|2000||Dynasty Warriors 2||Cao Cao||English Version|
|2001||Shenmue II||Cool Z||English Version|
|2003||Mega Man X7||Signas||English Version|
|2003||Way of the Samurai 2||Goshiro Muto|
|2003||Transformers||Optimus Prime / Soundwave / Narrator|
|2004||Silent Hill 4: The Room||Joseph Schreiber||Uncredited|
|2005||Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection||Narrator|
|2018||Soulcalibur VI||Used for Facial Capture|
|2019||Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night||Orlok Dracule / O.D.||English Version|