Jeremy Shada is an actor, singer, and musician in the United States. He is a member of the pop-punk band Make Out Moday and recently starred in the 2020 Netflix live-action musical dramedy Julie and the Phantoms. While music has been a huge part of Shada’s career, he is actually more popular for his voice roles in movies, TV series, and video games. Below are the most notable Jeremy Shada voice acting roles so far.
Finn the Human from Adventure Time
Finn the Human, one of the main protagonists in the Adventure Time TV series, was voiced by Jeremy Shada.
Jeremy Shada is the voice of Finn the Human in the fantasy animated series Adventure Time. Jeremy’s older brother, Zack, is the original voice of Finn in the pilot of the TV series. But in 2009, three years after the pilot was released, Jeremy’s agent approached him with the idea of auditioning for the role of Finn in the TV series. After watching the pilot on YouTube, Jeremy auditioned with Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward and the show’s producers. Because Jeremy’s voice matched the voice of his brother, he ultimately landed the role.
Adventure Time follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (Jeremy) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change size and shape at will. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, where they interact with Princess Bubblegum (Hynden Walch), the Ice King (Tom Kenny), Marceline (Olivia Olson), BMO (Niki Yang), and others.
The TV series ran for 10 seasons on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2018. Due to its popularity, it has spawned various comic book and graphic novel series, the HBO Max TV miniseries Adventure Time: Distant Lands (2020-2021), and several video games. Featuring the voice of Jeremy as Finn, the following are all the Adventure Time video games ever released:
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! (2012)
- Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know! (2013)
- Adventure Time: Ski Safari (2013)
- Adventure Time: Card Wars (2014)
- Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (2014)
- Adventure Time: Time Wizard (2015)
- Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations (2015)
- Bloons Adventure Time TD (2018)
- Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (2018)
Lance from Voltron: Legendary Defender
Lance, the self-confessed ladies’ man in Voltron: Legendary Defender was voiced by Jeremy Shada.
Jeremy Shada was one of the main voice actors of the Netflix animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender. A reboot of the Voltron franchise and the Japanese anime series Beast King GoLion, the TV series, Voltron: Legendary Defender is set in a sci-fi universe where planetary energy called quintessence can be used to power vehicles and magic. The mecha series follows the adventures of the Paladins of Voltron who must learn to work together to form the legendary robot Voltron and use it to defeat Emperor Zarkon and the Galra Empire.
In the series, Jeremy voiced the character of Lance — the Blue Paladin and the pilot of the Blue Lion. Initially cocky and overconfident, Lance is the fighter pilot of the team nicknames himself the “sharpshooter”.
Voltron: Legendary Defender ran from 2016 to 2018, having released 78 episodes over eight seasons. Jeremy also provided the voice for Lance in 2017’s Voltron Legendary Defender Motion Comic and in the 2018 video game DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles.
Tom Kullersen from Dragons: The Nine Realms
Tom Kullersen, the leader of the Dragon Club in DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms, is voiced by Jeremy Shada.
Jeremy Shada is the lead voice artists in the animated series Dragons: The Nine Realms. Produced by DreamWorks Animation under DreamWorks Animation Television for Peacock and Hulu, the TV series is part of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Set in the modern world, 1,300 years after the events of 2019’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms follows a group of misfit kids, brought by their parents to a huge fissure caused by a comet, who uncovers the truth about dragons and where they’ve been hiding.
Jeremy voices the show’s main protagonist, Thomas “Tom” Kullersen. Tom is the founder and leader of the Dragon Club, a group of dragon riders in the modern day who protect the secret of the existence of dragons and guard the Hidden World in which they reside. Tom’s dragon and best friend is a Night Light named Thunder.
Season 5 of Dragons: The Nine Realms is set to premiere on Peacock and Hulu on March 2nd, 2023.
Jeremy Shada’s other notable voice roles
Jeremy Shada voiced the role of Pug in the 2012 comedy horror film ParaNorman. He also took over the role of Cody Maverick from Shia LeBeouf in the 2016 comedy movie Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania. He is also a voice actor for the 2018 Disney film Ralph Breaks the Internet, lending his pipes to the character named Zero.
During his earlier years as a voice actor, Jeremy did additional voices for the following movies: My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), Bambi 2: The Great Prince of the Forest (2006), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), and That’s What I Am (2011). He also voiced Jean Francois in 2004’s Team America: World Police and the Photon Kids in 2010’s Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey.
On the TV series front, Jeremy voiced young Robin in Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2009-2011). He also guest-starred as the voice of Ross Caliban in an episode of Spider-Man (2018), and as Hercules in Interrupting Chicken (2022).
Completing his voice career so far are various roles in video games. These include young Paxton Fettel in 2011’s F.3.A.R., Tom Sawyer in 2015’s Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., kid Peter Quill in 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, GingerBrave in the English version of 2021’s Cookie Run: Kingdom, and Finn the Human in 2009’s FusionFall, 2015’s LEGO Dimensions, and 2022’s MultiVersus.
How old was Jeremy Shada when he voiced Finn?
Jeremy Shada was 12 years old when he auditioned for the role of Finn in the Adventure Time TV series. As of February 2023, Jeremy’s age is 26. He was born on January 21st, 1997 in Boise, Idaho, USA.
Who has John DiMaggio voiced in Adventure Time?
As mentioned above, DiMaggio voiced Jake the Dog in Adventure Time. Jake the Dog is Finn the Human’s (Jeremy Shada) best friend and adoptive brother, who has magical powers to change his shape and size as he wishes.
What is Jeremy Shada’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jeremy Shada has an estimated net worth of $500,000, as of February 2023.