Basically he's the Canadian equivalent to Mamoru Miyano, seeing as how this guy usually ends up dubbing Miyano's roles. Brad Swaile was at first pigeonholed into playing either young male leads or Idiot Heroes... 
...And then came Death Note.
In Death Note he finally broke out of his pigeonhole by playing Magnificent Bastard Light Yagami. Many fans consider his performance to be the best of his entire career. Swaile instantly became memetically popular, joining fellow VA Scott McNeil. He introduced us to the wonders of taking potato chips...and EATING THEM, and terrified everyone with his epic maniacal laughter in the final episode.
You can also hear him in nearly EVERY Gundam series, usually as a Gundam pilot. He pretty much just uses the same voice as he did for
Amuro Quatre each time as well, making him that much easier to find.
Notable roles from Brad Swaile:
- Light Yagami in Death Note
- Several major characters in various Gundam series:
- Quatre Raberba Winner in Gundam Wing
- Amuro Ray in the original Mobile Suit Gundam and Char's Counterattack (but not Zeta Gundam due to an actors strike at the time)
- Dearka Elthmann in Gundam Seed and Destiny
- Auel Neider in Gundam Seed Destiny
- Setsuna F. Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00
- But strangely NOT Fucking Ribbons...
- Adult Gohan in The Ocean Group dub of Dragon Ball Z
- Nightcrawler in X-Men Evolution
- Mousse from Ranma One Half
- Rock in Black Lagoon
- Lan Hikari in Mega Man NT Warrior
- Suzuo from Dokkoida
- Chris Hawken in Arjuna
- Kicker from Transformers Energon
- Harry Champ from Zoids New Century
- RD from Zoids Fuzors
- Koji Aiba from Infinite Ryvius
- Kuro in Kurozuka
- Otaru Mamiya in Saber Marionette J
- Rumina Asagi in Tokyo Underground
- Kyosuke Date in Soul Taker and Nurse Witch Komugi
- Keisaku Sato in Shakugan no Shana
- Kazuya Aoike in Boys Over Flowers
- Reiji Ozora in Dragon Drive
- Seisaku in .hack//roots
- Maxwell in Hamtaro
- Fujiwara-no-Sai in Hikaru no Go
- Yashiro in The Daichis
- Yusaku Godai (second) in Maison Ikkoku
- Takeshi Tomoe in Project ARMS
- Ryuki Shi in The Story of Saiunkoku
- Yota Moteuchi in Video Girl Ai
- Brent Ernst in Dead Rising 2
- Title Character in Kimba the White Lion 1989 dub
- Morrie, Garrick and Peter in Dreamkix
- Ace in My Little Pony Tales
- Jin Kazama in Street Fighter X Tekken
Known Tropes for Brad Swaile
- Evil Laugh
- Ho Yay: According to his profile in Behindthevoiceactors.com he intentionally invokes this by flirting with fellow voice actor, Kirby Morrow to please the fangirls.
- Gratuitous German: As Nightcrawler in X-Men Evolution
- Large Ham
- Memetic Badass
- Nice Guy
- One of Us
- Pigeonholed Voice Actor
- Playing Against Type: Until he played Light Yagami the only evil character he's played was Ace, the bad pony in My Little Pony Tales.
- Relationship Voice Actor: He's voiced a lot of characters alongside Kirby Morrow, Janyse Jaud and Samuel Vincent.
- Star-Making Role: in Death Note
- Soft Spoken Sadist: As Light Yagami
- ↑ Note that he did have a strong following in Vancouver and parts of Canada.