Here's What You Need to Know About Voice Actor Jacob Hopkins

Actor Jacob Hopkins has had some incredible onscreen roles in his lifetime, but he's probably best known for formerly voicing the titular character in Cartoon Network's hit series The Amazing World of Gumball.

Currently, he's appearing in the How to Train Your Dragon spinoff Dragons: Rescue Riders as the conniving shrewd but sensitive Axel Finke, and we're loving the new role. We recently caught up with him to get acquainted with him much better.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about Jacob Hopkins.

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Name: Jacob Hopkins

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Birthday: March 4

Zodiac sign: Pisces

Fun Facts:

1. Jacob's favorite family dish is very special to him.

"I'll always cherish my mom's mac and cheese, passed down by her grandmother (my great grandmother). It's basically the best thing in the world."

-Jacob Hopkins

2. Not many people know that he's a major Fall Out Boy fan.

"I know how to play the drums to most of their early work. What can I say? Sugar, I'm going down swingin'."

-Jacob Hopkins

3. His favorite superhero, by far, is Wolverine.

"Just watch Logan and you'll see what I mean. Besides, what's cooler than an adamantium skeletal system, adamantium claws and a sick healing factor?"

-Jacob Hopkins

4. If he had to describe himself in three words, he'd say he's extroverted, brave and persistent. He says he's also stubborn, though he's trying not to be.


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5. His favorite movie is special to him for a number of reasons.

"Cinematically and theatrically, The Shining is groundbreaking to this day. Gotta love Jack Nicholson."

-Jacob Hopkins

6. He loves learning math, but has never been all that talented at learning foreign languages.

"I do want to learn Japanese, though, so I better shake that negative mentality!"

-Jacob Hopkins


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7. He has a wide collection of anime and Marvel-themed hoodies.

8. His first big break was playing Chancellor Alexander Drew in True Blood at the age of nine.

"Mr. Drew is the oldest and most powerful vampire on the elite vampire council. Too bad I fed on humans and posted it online… I kinda got staked by Christopher Meloni for it."

-Jacob Hopkins

9. When it comes to Jacob's weirdest habit, there's a bit of a tie.

"I'm told that I subconsciously drum with my fingers on my lap when I listen to music (more like fully conscious because I love it), or I mumble to myself when I'm thinking really hard about something."

-Jacob Hopkins


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10. He recently took on a pretty big life lesson.

"In the least year, I've learned how important life really is, and what I need to do with mine. We all have our paths, we just need to discover them. Love you, T."

-Jacob Hopkins

11. There's one cartoon character he would really love to voice someday.

"I would die of excitement and absolute joy if I ever got the chance to voice Trunks from Dragon Ball Z. You're killing it, Eric Vale!"

-Jacob Hopkins

 

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