Tony Sampson

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Sampson, recording an interview for Ed, Edd n Eddy

Tony Sampson is a former Canadian voice actor best known for his role as Eddy in the classic 1999 cartoon network series, Ed, Edd n Eddy. He portrayed the voice of Teddy in My Little Pony Tales.


Early life and career

Sampson in Are You Afraid of the Dark

Tony was born on July 26, 1977 [citation needed] in Canada. When he was only 15 year sold, he played the role of Teddy in My Little Pony Tales. Throughout his mid-to-late teens, he played in a number of Canadian productions such as The Odyssey, Are You Afraid of The Dark? and perhaps his most iconic role of all time, Tony from Fatal Fury 2: Double Impact. He also played Eddy on Ed, Edd n Eddy. He appeared in a number of Ocean production anime titles, such as playing bit parts in a few Dragon Ball Z episodes. Outside of Ed Edd n Eddy, his most prolific role is probably Fred from Transformers: Armada. In 2006, he appeared at March Toronto Anime Con.

In 2009, he retired from voice acting and pursued a career in Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada.[1] Fittingly enough, his last known role was Ed Edd n Eddy: Big Picture Show, which many fans believed to be a perfect ending to the show. and indeed, his career.

Acting style

Sampson was probably best known for playing characters of the "obnoxious, typically overweight bully" archetype, such as Dex from Megaman NT Warrior, Tony from Transformers: Armada and of course, Eddy, but he voiced a variety of characters in his fairly short, but very colorful career. In general, Sampson tended to provide voices for semi-antagonistic characters, that is, characters who may be rude, arrogant or hostile, but secretly have good hearts.

However, he was able to perform for quiet and subdued characters as well, such as the mild-mannered Genji Heita in Ranma 1/2.

Acting legacy

Despite playing the role of a major character in My Little Pony Tales, his work on My Little Pony media is more-or-less a footnote in his career. Despite not being a hugely prolific voice actor, Tony is well-known and beloved for his roles in Ed Edd n Eddy, which is often considered one of the greatest cartoons of all time.

He has been suspected to playing a minor character in Neon Genesis Evangelion (clip), however as he has not been credited for the role, it's unclear if it's him, or another actor with a similar voice.

Music career

In 2019, Sampson began to upload his songs to YouTube and Distro Kid.


Personal life

In a 2007 interview, Sampson revealed that his favorite anime role was in the series Project ARMs, noting enjoying performing for his characters' death scene, as well as X-Men Evolution, as he was an X-Men fan growing up, but his favorite role of them all was of course, Eddy. In the same interview, he said he would hope to still do cartoons as he got older, which was not the case. He described himself as being "relaxed" and not a "busy body", noting his only real similarity towards Eddy was his hyperactivity.[2]

In 2019, Sampson confirmed the fact that he did retire from acting to become an oiler, and then a musician, by stating "it is what it is man".[1]


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