Jim Foronda is a Texas-based voice actor. A former ad copywriter, Jim began voice acting while writing commercials for Hasbro Toys, occasionally being tasked with voicing characters like Optimus Prime and Mr. Potato Head in toy ads. Since then, he's been all manner of person, monster, robot, and... well, anything... in games like the Borderlands franchise, Battleborn, SMITE, Killing Floor 2, Hero Academy, and Dungeon Boss. (This year, he's super-excited to be voicing Claptrap in Borderlands 3.) Anime-wise, he can be heard in Black Clover, My Hero Academia, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fairy Tail, One Piece, and more.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys photography, games of the video and tabletop variety, occasional trips to Japan, building LEGO stuff, and working on a novel that he will probably never, ever finish. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 8 years old, Jim wears an insulin pump. By medical definition that totally makes him an actual, for real cyborg. He has yet to jump over a house or lift an automobile with his bare hands.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- New Wave Xpo 2022 - October 22, 2022 in Corpus Christi, TX, USA
- Nan Desu Kan 2022 - September 2-4, 2022 in Aurora, CO, USA
- Sausomecon 2022 - March 18-20, 2022 in Independence, MO, USA
- Nishi Fest 2021 - October 30, 2021 in Arlington, TX, USA
- Tokyo, OK 2021 - October 15-17, 2021 in Tulsa, OK, USA
Tokyo in Tulsa 2020 - July 17-19, 2020 in Broken Arrow, OK, USAConvention Cancelled Sausomecon 2020 - May 29-31, 2020 in Independence, MO, USAConvention Cancelled
- Ikkicon 2019 - December 27-29, 2019 in Austin, TX, USA
- Youmacon 2019 - October 31 - November 3, 2019 in Detroit, MI, USA