Orion Acaba dropped a public message to his fans stating that he would no longer play in the Critical Role. He clearly said that he loved his role and that he enjoyed working with the talented individuals who make up the Critical Role team, saying it was a painful message. What is the Critical Role, and what role did Orion play in it? Let’s find out and find out why he left, shall we?
Critical Role is an American web series produced by Geek and Sundry, a commercial YouTube channel and multimedia production company, and launched on April 2, 2012, by actress Felicia Day. The series features a group of professional voice actors, as in animated films, Dungeons & Dragons. The series is usually broadcast live on Thursdays at 19:00 PT on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel, the YouTube Channel, and Project Alpha. Orion Acaba was very popular on Critical Role for one of the game series he starred in. If he was so popular and loved, why did he leave? We’ll know in a moment. First, we want to know who Orion Acaba is.
Orion Acaba Biography
Orion Acaba was born on October 14, 1980. He is a dubbing artist who was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. Orion is an American with Puerto Rican heritage. He currently lives in Valley Village, California, and his other family members are Annette Acaba and Christal Acaba.
Orion gained great admiration for his role as Tiberius Stormwind (also known as Tibs or Tibsy). The character is a 28-year-old humanoid who comes from a race of dragon-born children and a class of magicians. Before Orion became famous as Tiberius Stormwind, he had already appeared in a voice role in the video game Plants vs. Zombies in 2009. He played the role of Crazy Dave. Other works with Orion are:
Prelude to Axanar, a short film made by fans in 2014, directed by Christian Gossett, who also co-wrote the film with Alex Peters Orion played Professor John Gill in the short film.
The Story Of Ginger & Snapper (2016), an animated story about a girl living in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. He was a figure of speech as Zombie #47
Dive Olly Dive and the Pirate (2014), an animated film in which Orion Acaba played the character ‘Dodo’.
The Real Truth Behind The Real True Story (2014), a story about a professional charades champion who stood on the top of a mountain in the World Charades Federation but suffered a fall that pulled him away from the sport and led him into darkness. Orion was the voice of the narrator.
Details On Why He Left Critical Role
There are many stories that revolve around Orion’s reasons for leaving his role in the Critical Role. Many say it is because he has HIV, others say he verbally abused his ex-girlfriend (Corina Boettger) in the social media and left his Tiberius role because of public embarrassment. Nevertheless, some people have insisted that he left his role because he was criticized for hosting a fundraiser for a volunteer host of his Twitch stream who suffered a tragic accident in which she lost her father but never received a cent from what was collected or donated. Allegedly he decided to host a charity stream and donate the proceeds to her, but instead of giving her the money, he used it to buy things for himself. In fact, many people don’t like Orion at the moment because of the many “evil” things he supposedly did.
Well, it was not easy for the dubbing artist. The fact that many of his fans turn their backs on him and call him names are some of the things he had to struggle with and still does. Some new fans have done the same without knowing all the facts. So Orion decided to upload a video on YouTube in which he tells his fans why he left the critical role. In the video, he explained that he was involved with drugs and was later diagnosed with cancer and HIV. He felt so depressed and crippled that he sometimes felt insane. The vacuum left in him by the disease and the drugs made him say many things he should not have said to the public. He said he did not know why he left, but that he did not leave because the team forced him to. He assured those who watched his shows that he loved and missed them.
Orion expressed his interest in coming back to Twitch with his new girlfriend to continue the game, with a new channel, name, and all. Even though he received mixed comments in public, many of his fans still want him back in the game.