‘Adventure Time’ Star Jeremy Shada Previews Finn’s ‘Dark’ Backstory

Mon, October 21, 2013 5:19pm EST by 11 Comments
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Plus, does Finn still have a chance with Flame Princess? The star of Cartoon Network’s twisted hit gives HollywoodLife.com the scoop, and to be honest, it all sounds pretty math.

Oh my Glob! HollywoodLife.com recently talked to Jeremy Shada – aka the voice of Finn the Human, sworn protector of the Land of Ooo — and no topic was off limits. Not only did he tell us what we can expect from Adventure Time‘s upcoming sixth season, but he also revealed his favorite residents of the Candy Kingdom and the wildest encounter he had with a fan at New York Comic Con. Hold onto your butts!

10 Questions With ‘Adventure Time’s’ Jeremy Shada

>> So, I know you just got to do New York Comic-Con. How was that?

It was crazy, oh my gosh. It’s really cool to connect with fans and talk to them about the show. More people are recognizing me as an actor than just the character, because I’ve been doing more live-action stuff recently, so that’s cool. Plus, there are always the crazy fans that stalk me online and know what I look like that way.

>> Do you get a lot of weird fan experiences?

Dude, literally all the time. People want me to sign them on weird areas, or they want me to give them stuff, I’m just like, ‘Whoa, hey, I can’t do that.'”

>> I imagine, with this show, you probably get fans of all ages. I mean, I’m 25, and it’s one of my favorites.

The thing that’s crazy is the age range of the audience is so wide. People from 2 to 90 watch it, so at Comic Con, we have whole families coming up to us. … You have the colorful cartoon that kids love, but also the adult over-the-head jokes. And then you have all the dark stuff in the background.

>> And it seems like the show is only getting darker with time.

Yeah, which I never thought would happen. From the beginning, I never thought it could get weirder. And we have some really dark stuff coming up.

>> Speaking of stuff coming up, you said at NYCC that we’ll be learning more about Finn’s backstory?

Oh yes. We might see some of Finn’s family… or something like that.


>> Does that also mean we’ll see more of the dancing Finn baby?

[Laughs.] The dancing Finn baby! I hope so.

>> You’ve been doing this show for a few years now, and your voice has obviously changed during that time. Has it gotten harder to play Finn?

No, actually I just pitch up my voice a little bit and get into it. It’s just that character voice. Fortunately, it comes pretty easily for me.

>> We’ve seen Finn with a few different ladies over the seasons. Who do you hope he, ultimately, ends up with? 

We have seen Finn with a few different ladies. I was actually really bummed when he and Flame Princess broke up. … I loved the Flame Princess character and thought their relationship was really interesting. There were a lot of levels to it.


>> Do you have any favorite background characters?

I love them all, but Cinnamon Bun is one of my favorites. I also love The Ice King. Tom Kenny is hysterical.

>> Both excellent choices. I love me some Peppermint Butler.

He is great! I love how creepy he is. He’s got this evil, demonic thing in him that you never get to see.

>> Lastly, you’ve been doing more live-action work recently. Is that something you’ll continue with?

Oh yeah. That’s where I got my start, and I’ve been doing a lot more of it. In the future, that’s what I plan to be doing full-force.

HollywoodLifers, who’s YOUR favorite resident of the Candy Kingdom?

— Andy Swift

WATCH: Preview Of This Week’s ‘Adventure Time’

New episodes of Adventure Time air Mondays at 7 p.m.!

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Posted at 4:59 PM on October 18, 2014  

It’s actually very complicated in this full of activity life to listen news on TV, so I simply use the web for
that reason, and obtain the latest news.

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Posted at 4:25 PM on September 9, 2014  

I love Jeremy shada he’s such an amazing voice over for Finn and I can’t wait until he starts doing live action ! I wish him all the luck in his career
Fun fact: Jeremy and I were born in the same year! What makes it significant for me is he was born in the beginning of that year and I was born in the end . Him (January) Me (December) ^.^

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Jordan Brindle-Gibbs (@brind1net3)

Posted at 1:12 PM on August 14, 2014  

What if Princess Bubblegum marry to Finn for their future of the candy kingdom to come while they’re retire as Whilst the new menace(Phantom Quartz A.K.A Connie’s Dad at the age 16),which he’s that joshua and martha,who’s jake’s parent,team up with the green Skull-faced wizard and an average pink,but selfish lumpy space creature to free all the criminals that finn ever encountered before?
It’s an excellent idea and a perfect finale for Adventure Time:||||)

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Posted at 8:21 AM on March 30, 2014  

Adorei saber sobre as novidades dos episodios novos e eu gosto do Finm com a princesa de chama u.u

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Posted at 2:34 PM on December 28, 2013  

This is so exciting! :D I don’t know who to ship Finn with.. (T.T) Jeremy Shada is sooo cute. :3

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Posted at 8:42 AM on August 11, 2014  

IKR!!!!! He’s the cutest guy on earth. I love him sooooo much. I’m glad he’s 6 years older than me!!!


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Posted at 7:10 PM on December 26, 2013  

When are they making new episodes? I have been waiting and they have not made any new ones for a few weeks now. When will season 6 come out?

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Posted at 7:51 AM on December 7, 2013  

adventure time is a mixture of comedy,action,stratergy,friendship etc i really love watching it and when i heared season 6 is comming i got just crazy overall

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Posted at 7:03 PM on December 6, 2013  

Sign me in a weird place Jeremy! Just joking, I plan on naming my boy child in the future (like ten years) Finn. All because of this show and these people I watch on youtube. Love the show, bye!

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Posted at 7:53 AM on December 7, 2013  

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Madison miller

Posted at 9:40 PM on October 21, 2013  

Omg . Im so excited for season six . I absolutly love adventure time and a loved jeremy shada before the show even started and when i saw the first episode … i heard his angelic voice and died a little inside to find out one of my favorite celebrities was joining a cartoon . I LOVE YOU JEREMY!!!!

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