Actor Robert Belgrade

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.

Voice acting

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.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Press Start Adventures Rick (voice) Episode: “F-Xerox”

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
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
1999 Shenmue Pedro English Version
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 Sky Odyssey Narrator
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
2004 Tekken 5 Narrator
2005 Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Narrator
2006 Lunar Knights Stoker
2018 Soulcalibur VI Used for Facial Capture
2019 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Orlok Dracule / O.D. English Version

  • External Links

    Actor Robert Belgrade – Wikipedia

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