Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot

Kirby Morrow Obituary  - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot

Friday, November 20th, 2020 8:57am CST

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A sad day my fellow Seibertronians. Word has reached our ears of the death of a talented actor, Kirby Morrow (August 28, 1973 - November 18, 2020), he was 47. Transformers fans will remember him as the voice of Rad White in both Armada/ Energon and as Hot Shot in the Transformers Cybertron cartoon. His work outside of the Transformers franchise us varied and he has lent his voice to franchises such as Dragonball Z and Mobile Suit Gundam. Live action wise he was most known for his work on Stargate Atlantis as Captain Dave Kleinman, weapons officer on the U.S.S Daedalus. He was still active until the very end. He was also a regular on the convention circuit.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in their time of need.

Transformers News: Kirby Morrow Obituary  - Voice of Transformers Armada/Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot

Rest in peace, Kirby.

Special thanks to fellow Seibertron users, Sabrblade, FlamingNinja, Kaynowa and Nexus Knight.

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Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087387)
Posted by Black Hat on November 20th, 2020 @ 10:35am CST
:( That sucks, hardcore. As someone that grew up with the UT series (particularly Armada) this is a real blow. 47 is so young, too. Rest in peace.
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087390)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 20th, 2020 @ 11:17am CST
Rad from Armada and Energon
Hot Shot from Cybertron

Trowa Barton from Gundam Wing
Van Fanel from Escaflowne (its first English dub)
The third voice of Goku from the Canadian English dub of Dragon Ball Z
Miroku from InuYasha

Cyclops/Scott Summers from X-Men: Evolution
Jason Jenkins from Kong: The Animated Series
The voice of Michelangelo on Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation

And so much more.



2020 has now claimed not one but two Cartoon Cyclops voice actors. :(
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087425)
Posted by bluecatcinema on November 20th, 2020 @ 1:09pm CST
It's a real tragedy. He was great as Hot Shot in Cybertron.
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087464)
Posted by Master Farr 1 on November 20th, 2020 @ 3:30pm CST
see you in the other dimension
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087481)
Posted by 84everfan on November 20th, 2020 @ 5:46pm CST
He was Cole in Ninjago, the longest running series on Cartoon Network, which is worth mentioning.
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087502)
Posted by Emerje on November 20th, 2020 @ 8:42pm CST
Read about this just before going to bed last night (technically this morning). Really sad news, he still had a long life ahead of him.

Sabrblade wrote:Miroku from InuYasha

This one especially hurts because he was just cast in the sequel, Yashahime, earlier this month and reprised the role for the fist dubbed episode which streamed recently (it's unknown if Miroku will appear in later episodes since most of the episode was a flashback).

Emerje
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087505)
Posted by Nexus Knight on November 20th, 2020 @ 10:18pm CST
I hadn't realized that he was in SG:A, at least didn't make the connection between that show and the Unicorn Trilogy. Tis a shame, best wishes to his family for this unexpected and disheartening loss.
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087567)
Posted by Black Hat on November 21st, 2020 @ 11:07am CST
Damn, had no idea he was Van in Escaflowne. I never watched the dub, but that was a fantastic series and from what I've heard the dub aged surprisingly well.

Goddamn this year is getting worse and worse.
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087578)
Posted by Blastback on November 21st, 2020 @ 3:16pm CST
Damn. He was a damn good voice actor. And only 47...
Re: Kirby Morrow Obituary - Voice of Transformers Armada / Energon Rad and Cybertron Hot Shot (2087620)
Posted by King Kuuga on November 22nd, 2020 @ 1:52am CST
I've been rewatching Inuyasha this year in preparation for Yashahime. I didn't quite make it through before the sequel began. I'm getting to the portion of Inuyasha that I didn't see when I was younger, so hearing his excellent performance as Miroku is going to be so much more bittersweet as I press onwards. 2020 has taken a sad turn indeed.

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