Gabriel Christian Brown, also known as Black Gryph0n, is an American musician, animator, Youtuber, U.S. Navy veteran and voice actor. He provides the English singing voice for Alastor. He was also the lead singer for the 7th Fleet Band Orient Express and the (uncredited) voice of Becky the Loon on Finding Dory.
He is known on YouTube for his impressions of characters and singers and his channel has amassed over 4 million subscribers. He has released 2 full-length albums with his brother Nathanael Brown or Baasik titled IMmortal and Diamond released in July 2014 and August 2019 respectively.
Gabriel Brown was born in Annapolis, Maryland but is now residing in Tucson, Arizona.
At the age of 18 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, qualifying for the SEALs. During Special Operations, he was injured in a sky diving accident. Unable to recover in time to take the PST again, he cross-rated to Gunner's Mate. He then joined the Navy choir which eventually led to him getting shipped to Yokusuka, Japan to join the 7th Fleet Band and became the lead singer of the Orient Express. They toured around the world covering American songs and singing in the native languages of the country they were in. After 3 years and 3 gold medals he was honorably disharged and placed in the reserves.
Even while in the Navy he was still active on his Youtube Channel, uploading trips, sketches, song covers, original songs and sky diving. He also joined the Brony Fandom at this time. While still based in Japan, he became good friends with Michelle Creber, the voice of Applebloom on MLP, and started collaborating. After getting discharged, he released his first album titled IMmortal with Nate.
Afterwards he moved to Vancouver to become a voice actor to which he found very little success. He only managed to get small and uncredited roles, commercials and singing parts in anything under DHX. He then, moved back to Tucson.
In 2016 he, Michelle Creber and Baasik started touring together for their album Gettting Stronger. In December of that year he released his first impression video titled One Guy 22 Voices which skyrocketed his views and subscribers. These impressions eventually let him reach 1 Million subscribers within 2 years.
In 2019 he uploaded "One Guy 54 Voices" which became his most viewed video ever with over 110 million views. He also announced his new album revealing its name to be Diamond and made its debut at BronyCon. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and still plans on moving to L.A.
- He was one of the singers in The Living Tombstone's infamous Overwatch song, No Mercy.
- His family has an album called Space Available.
- He is the singer of asdfmovie's Beep Beep I'm A Sheep.
- Brown is an active member of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom. His nickname is from his My Little Pony OC, a griffin.
- He and his brother, Nate, can sing the U.S. national anthem backwards.
- He can sing 12 different languages.
- He can hum and whistle simultaneously.
- There are marks on his body caused by radiation leaks while he was in Japan.
- He was nearly arrested for flying over where a suspected smuggling ring was.