Crash Bandicoot
Full Name Crash Bandicoot
First Appearance Crash Bandicoot
Species Genetically-Advanced Eastern-Barred Bandicoot
Latest Appearance Crash: Mind Over Mutant
Portrayed by Brendan O'Brien (1996-2001) [English]

Kappei Yamaguchi (1996-2003) [Japanese] Steven Blum (2003) [English] Jess Harnell (2005-Present) [English] Makoto Ishī (2006) [Japanese]

Crash Bandicoot is an Eastern Barred Bandicoot that was genetically altered by Doctor Neo Cortex. Crash is the main protagonist of the Crash Bandicoot series, who, along with his friends, fights against evil. He was first created when Sony needed a mascot (Nintendo had Mario, Sega had Sonic) and Naughty Dog came up with a bandicoot. Originally supposed to be Willy, Wez, Wezzy or Wuzzle Wombat, Crash changed before he was playable in his first appearance (Crash Bandicoot for the Playstation) as Naughty Dog threatened to leave the development team.