Eric Stuart (born October 18, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York) is a voice actor, voice director, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. As the lead singer of his own band, the Eric Stuart Band (abbreviated ESB), he is an award-winning independent artist with a growing US and international fan base.
Stuart gained acclaim as a voice actor not only because of his performing ability, but also due to his remarkable skill in matching Japanese “lip flap,” which makes him exceptionally qualified for English dubbed anime. Among his many roles, he is most well known as the voice of Brock, James, and Squirtle in Pokémon (the first 10 years, seasons 1-8), as Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!, and as Gourry Gabriev in Slayers. His voice acting excellence has also earned him the job of voice directing, often while playing one or more characters on the same show.