Joe Hernandez

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Joe Hernandez is an American voice actor.


Joe Hernandez is the voice actor of Daruk and his descendant Yunobo in the English versions of Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom, and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. As of Tears of the Kingdom, he also voices the former Sage of Fire. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from California State University, Fullerton.[1] Hernandez also provides his voice in other Nintendo properties, such as Boucheron from Fire Emblem Engage and Darmanitan from Detective Pikachu Returns.[2]

Hernandez has attended The Game Awards twice. The first was The Game Awards 2017, wherein Breath of the Wild won the "Game of the Year" award.[3] He was later in the audience for The Game Awards 2023.[4]

The Legend of Zelda Games

Game Position
Breath of the Wild Voice Actor (Daruk, Yunobo)[5]
Tears of the Kingdom Voice Actor (Sage of Fire, Yunobo)[6]
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Voice Actor (Daruk, Yunobo)[7]




  1. ABOUT (web archive), Joe Hernandez Voice Over, retrieved May 3, 2023.
  2. Joe Hernandez (web archive), Behind the Voice Actors, retrieved October 27, 2023.
  3. "I’ll be there in the audience for tonight’s award show! Ya know, the last time I was at @thegameawards, Breath of the Wild won GotY 🤔" — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, December 7, 2023
  4. "Had a nice night out in LA at @thegameawards last night! Sadly, #ZeldaTearsOfTheKingdom didn’t walk away with GotY, but did happen to win for Best Action/Adventure Game. Congratulations to all of the winners from last nights show." — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, December 8, 2023 (Archive)
  5. "Happy Birthday #ZeldaBreathoftheWild!
    This game means so much to me on both a personal and professional level, getting to breathe life into Daruk and Yunobo was a journey I’ll never forget. Thank you for everything!
    " — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, March 3, 2023 (Archive)
  6. "And THERE’S the official Yunobo artwork! I’ve been waiting to see this for what felt like an eternity!

    Spoiler Alert: If you didn’t know already, I’m back voicing Yunobo + The Goron Fire Sage. Hope you guys are enjoying #TearsOfTheKingdom
    " — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, July 12, 2023 (Archive)
  7. "Guess who’s back?
    Back again, Daruk’s back, tell a friend.

    #HyruleWarriorsAgeofCalamity is out today on #NintendoSwich. I can FINALLY tell you that, yes, I’m BACK voicing everyone’s favorite Goron Champion, DARUK!
    " — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, November 20, 2020 (Archive)
  8. "Picked up a #LegendofZelda mystery box from @theculturefly booth while I was #WonderCon. Finally had a chance to open it up and was not disappointed!" — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, March 29, 2023 (Archive)
  9. "IT FINALLY ARRIVED! @First4Figures" — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, December 22, 2023
  10. "Was successfully able to pre order the new #ZeldaTearsOfTheKingdom OLED Switch, pro controller and all the rest of the goodies yesterday!

    A big thank you to @ChrisHackneyGGK for telling me that Best Buy was still doing preorders.
    " — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, March 29, 2023 (Archive)
    To celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: #TearsOfTheKingdom I’m giving away a signed copy of the game to one lucky Twitter follower.

    To enter: Must be a follower, like and rt this post by Monday 5/15 at 8pm PST. No bots!

    #NintendoSwich #TOTK #LegendOfZelda
    " — @JoeHernandezVO on Twitter, May 13, 2023 (Archive)