Friday, December 3, 2021
HomeBiographyChris Ayres Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Death, Cause of Death | Who...

Chris Ayres Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Death, Cause of Death | Who was Dragon Ball Voice Actor Chris Ayres?

Who was Chris Ayres?

Chris Ayres (May 16, 1965 – October 18, 2021) was an American voice actor, ADR director, and scriptwriter who worked on a number of Japanese anime series at Funimation, OkraTron 5000, New Generation Pictures, and formerly Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks

He started his acting career at age six and has performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway as well as in numerous regional productions. He got his start voice acting at ADV Films on Kino’s Journey as an extra. In anime, he was known as the voice of Frieza from Dragon Ball Z Kai, Kei Kurono from Gantz, Prince Soma from Black Butler, and Shingen Takeda from the Sengoku Basara series. He was also known for Mock Combat for Cosplay panels at an anime convention.

‘Dragon Ball’ Voice Actor Chris Ayres Dies At 56

‘Dragon Ball’ Voice Actor Chris Ayres Dies At 56
‘Dragon Ball’ Voice Actor Chris Ayres Dies At 56

Chris Ayres, an actor most known for voicing Dragon Ball character Frieza, has died at 56. A cause of death has not been specified.

His passing was announced by Ayres’ girlfriend, fellow voice actor Krystal Laporte, on social media. “On October 18th at 8:40 pm, my world went dark,” Laporte wrote. “Christopher Owen Ayres passed away peacefully, held close by his mother, brother, and girlfriend.”

Laporte went on to address anime fans saying, “Chris loved you all. How much he loved other people filled the vast majority of our conversations. To those of you who truly loved him back, thank you. To those of you who stayed in touch, checked on him, reminded him that he was so, so much more than his job. You were the fuel of his fight. You fed the dreams of a future that kept him going longer than any normal person could go. I hope where you are, the first thing you did was take a long, deep breath with your perfect lungs and dance again.” 

Chris Ayres Cause of Death

Ayres was diagnosed with end-stage cardiac obstructive pulmonary disease in 2017 and was open about his health struggles on social media, including pictures of treatment and various hospital stays. 

Chris Ayres Biography, Wiki

Christopher Owen Ayres (born in Richmond, Virginia) was an American voice actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer at Seraphim Digital and Sentai Filmworks for English versions of Japanese anime series. He had also been a voice actor for Funimation, OkraTron 5000, and New Generation Pictures. He got his start with voice acting at ADV Films on Kino’s Journey and is known for Mock Combat for Cosplay panels at anime conventions.

Chris is the older brother of Greg Ayres. Unlike Greg though, Chris has had more experience in terms of directing and writing and has even directed theater productions. Occasionally, his surname is listed as Ayers instead of Ayres; however, this spelling is incorrect as his legal name is “Christopher Ayres”.

He voices Frieza in Dragon Ball Z Kai, and video games from the Dragon Ball franchise from 2010-onwards. He also voiced Frieza in the nineteenth Dragon Ball film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’. He returns as Frieza in Dragon Ball Super. In 2017, Ayres revealed that he was going through ill health and that his understudy, Daman Mills, will voice Frieza for upcoming works on the condition should he be too ill to perform or something worse occurs.

In November 2019, it has been announced that Ayres received new lungs after his surgery.

On October 18, 2021, it was announced that he passed away at home in the company of loved ones.

He is also known for voicing Garuga in Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie, and voicing Prince Soma in the Black Butler dub, and has done voices in several Japanese anime films.

Chris Ayres
Chris Ayres
Popular AsChristopher Owen Ayres
OccupationVoice actor, director, writer
Age56 years old
Zodiac SignTaurus
Born16 May 1965
Birthday16 May
BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States
NationalityUnited States

Chris Ayres Wife and Girlfriend

ChrisAyres had a relationship with Krystal, his girlfriend, and a voice actor. Krystal is a voice actor in the same field as Ayers, so we believe their love story started with their careers. They had also never shared their love story publicly. Krystal also voices Rylibeu from Dragonball Super. Funimation Entertainment and Sentai Filmworks are both her associates.

Chris Ayres with his wife Krystal
Chris Ayres with his wife Krystal

Chris Ayres Net Worth

Chris Ayres is a most successful Voice Actor and is listed on the Most Popular Voice Actor. Our analysis of Forbes, Chris Ayres’s net worth is approximately $1.5 million.

Chris Ayres FAQ’s

Who was Chris Ayres?

Christopher Owen Ayres (May 16, 1965 – October 18, 2021) was an American voice actor, ADR director, and scriptwriter who worked on a number of Japanese anime series at Funimation, OkraTron 5000, New Generation Pictures, and formerly Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. 

How did Chris Ayres die?

Ayres was diagnosed with end-stage cardiac obstructive pulmonary disease in 2017 and was open about his health struggles on social media, including pictures of treatment and various hospital stays. 

Who is Chris Ayres’s wife?

ChrisAyres had a relationship with Krystal, his girlfriend, and a voice actor. Krystal is a voice actor in the same field as Ayers, so we believe their love story started with their careers. They had also never shared their love story publicly. Krystal also voices Rylibeu from Dragonball Super. Funimation Entertainment and Sentai Filmworks are both her associates.

What is Chris Ayres’s net worth?

Chris Ayres is a most successful Voice Actor and is listed on the Most Popular Voice Actor. Our analysis of Forbes, Chris Ayres’s net worth is approximately $1.5 million.

Also Read:

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular