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Occupy Atlanta protests at Gwinnett County foreclosure
Occupy Atlanta protester Ron Allen walks with his belongings after spending the night at a house under foreclosure proceedings in the Snellville, Ga., area of Gwinnett County, outside of Atlanta, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Organizers are bringing attention to the plight of homeowner Tawanna Rorey, who said a quick canvass of her neighborhood shows at least seven of the 23 nearby houses under the threat of foreclosure. The Occupy Atlanta movement began 30 days ago after similar protests in New York and Oakland. UPI Photo/David Tulis
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Kirk Thornton (Born Sean Thornton on May 13, 1956 in Portland, Oregon) is an American voice actor.

He is known for playing tough or grouchy men in dubbed anime and video games. His career includes Hotohori in Fushigi YĆ«gi and Jin in Samurai Champloo. He also played numerous cameos and minor characters in Rurouni Kenshin, in addition to the major character of Hajime Saito. He also does Don Patch in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo as well as Gabumon and other voices in Digimon. He is even the English voice of Jet Link in Cyborg 009, the Narrator in Bleach, as well as Kisame Hoshigaki in Naruto and its sequel, Naruto: Hurricane Chronicles. According to Anime News Network, Thornton boasts the most credits of any male voice actor who does English language dubbing, and in the field in general, is second only to Wendee Lee in total credits. To date he has been in over two hundred voice-over productions for Japanese animation.

Thornton is also well-known for having played many different minor voice roles throughout the Power Rangers franchise (and similar series such as VR Troopers and Masked Rider). He has also had experience with ADR direction. Currently, he is co-directing the ADR for the popular anime series Bleach alongside Wendee Lee. He has also been working as a key grip on television shows such as Little Britain, Duck Patrol and Distant Shores.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ron Allen."
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