Dan Green (voice actor)

"Jay Snyder" redirects here. For the businessman and political activist, see Jay T. Snyder. For others named James Snyder, see James Snyder (disambiguation).
Dan Green

Dan Green in c. 2005.
Born James Hadley Snyder
(1975-02-07) February 7, 1975
San Rafael, California, U.S.
Other names Jay Snyder
Occupation Voice actor, voice director, script writer
Years active 1993–present
Notable work Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog franchise
Yugi Mutou in Yu-Gi-Oh!
Spouse(s) Michal Friedman (m. 2008; d. 2011)
Children 2

James Hadley "Jay" Snyder,[1] known by his stage name Dan Green,[2] [2] is an American voice actor, voice director and script adapter who has worked for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, NYAV Post and Central Park Media. He is best known as the voice of Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Trudge from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic X and some of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. He has worked on script adaptations of Kurokami: The Animation and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. He also teaches voice-over at Edge Studio in New York.


Green was born in San Rafael, California. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey,[3] and studied acting at the Juilliard School in New York City.[4]

In 2008, he married Michal Lura Friedman, a singer and fellow voice actress who used the name Michal the Girl.[1] On November 25, 2011, she died from complications during childbirth.[2][3][5] The twins she carried were delivered successfully, and fans initiated charity efforts to provide for the children,[2][6] Jackson James Snyder and Reverie Vivian Snyder.[7][8]


Voice roles


Live-action dubbing

Video games

Production credits

Voice director

Script adaptation

Miscellaneous crew


  1. 1 2 "The Snyder Twins - Jay". thetigersnest.com. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Duell, Mark (December 8, 2011). "Jay Snyder and Michal Lura Friedman: Father left to raise twins". Daily Mail. Snyder, who also uses the name Dan Green is aNew American voice actor known for the Pokémon and Yu-Gi-oh films, and the Tekken and Sonic the Hedgehog video games, and the American Dub of Sonic X
  3. 1 2 Zanoni, Carla (December 3, 2011). "Singer Michal the Girl Dies After Giving Birth to Twins". DNAinfo.
  4. "Dan Green biography". TV.com.
  5. "Voice Actress, Singer Michal Friedman Passes Away". Anime News Network. November 30, 2011.
  6. Evans, Heidi (December 8, 2011). "Readers open hearts to widowed dad of twins". New York Daily News. Jay Snyder ... a 41-year-old actor and freelance voiceover artist
  7. "Obituary: Michal Lura Friedman". The State. Legacy.com. December 1, 2011.
  8. "Index of /". thesnydertwins.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.

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Preceded by
Scott Dreier
English voice of Knuckles the Echidna (video games)
Succeeded by
Travis Willingham
Preceded by
Brian Drummond
English voice of Knuckles the Echidna (broadcast TV series)
Succeeded by
Travis Willingham
Preceded by
Bill Wise
English voice of Knuckles the Echidna (anime)
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Phillip Bartlett
English voice of Mewtwo (anime)
Succeeded by
Miriam Pultro
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