A person who has appeared in a computer game in any form, for example directly by video, as a likeness or as a voice actor. It is linked to the games concerned by the Computer Game Performance CVT.
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Alfredo James "Al" Pacino (/pəˈtʃiːnɵ/; born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. He is famous for playing mobsters, including Michael Corleone in The Godfather trilogy and Tony Montana in Scarface, though he has also appeared several times on the other side of the law — as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 after receiving seven previous Oscar nominations, one of them being in the same year.
He made his feature film debut in the 1969 film Me, Natalie in a minor supporting role, before playing the leading role in the 1971 drama The Panic in Needle Park. Pacino made his major breakthrough when he was given the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather in 1972, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Other Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor were for Dick Tracy and Glengarry Glen Ross. Oscar nominations for Best Actor include The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, ...And Justice for All and Scent of a Woman.
In addition to a career in film, he has also enjoyed a successful career on stage, winning Tony
Korinna Moon Bloodgood (born September 20, 1975) is an American actress and model, known for her role as Lt. Blair Williams in the 2009 film Terminator Salvation and as Anne Glass in the TNT television series Falling Skies.
Bloodgood was born Korinna Moon Bloodgood in Anaheim, California on September 20, 1975. Her father, Shell Bloodgood, is an American of Dutch and Irish descent, and her mother, Sang Cha, is South Korean. Her father was stationed in Korea when he met her mother.
At age 17 Bloodgood became one of the Laker Girls.
In 2005 Bloodgood was ranked #99 on Maxim's magazine's Hot 100 list. She subsequently ranked #53 in 2006, #40 in 2007 and #20 in 2009.
In Day Break (2006–2007), she portrayed Rita Shelten, the girlfriend of a detective who is framed for murder and arrested in the span of a day but continually finds himself reliving that same day. In 2007, Bloodgood starred as Livia Beale in the American science-fiction television series Journeyman on NBC.
She had a role in the movie Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, which opened in February 2009. She starred as Blair Williams in Terminator Salvation, the fourth film in the Terminator series and reprised her role in
Lester Rasta Speight (born January 7, 1971) is a former American football player who has had subsequent careers as a professional wrestler and then actor. Speight achieved significant recognition for his portrayal of Terry Tate: Office Linebacker in a series of Reebok commercials that first debuted during Super Bowl XXXVII.
Speight spent time at Morgan State University as a Division 1 All American Linebacker. In 1985 he signed with the Baltimore Stars of the USFL. The USFL, however, folded before he even played one season. He never made it into the NFL.
Speight moved on to professional wrestling working for Global Wrestling Federation and Catch Wrestling Association as "Rasta the Voodoo Man". It was not long, however, before he quit wrestling in 1997, to pursue an acting career.
From there he went on to appear in other minor roles in many films including Any Given Sunday, 13 Moons and as the club doorman, in Cradle 2 the Grave. Speight has also appeared in many television shows such as Malcolm in the Middle, NYPD Blue, Arli$$, Prison Break and My Wife and Kids.
In 2003, Speight appeared in a Reebok commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. The role was based on a character that
Anna Torv (born 15 June 1978) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe.
Anna Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to Susan and Hans Torv and grew up on the Hinterlands of the Gold Coast, Queensland. Anna's father Hans Torv is of Estonian descent, but was born in Stirling, Scotland. She has been estranged from her father since the age of 8. She has one sibling, a younger brother, Dylan. Her paternal aunt is writer Anna Maria Torv Murdoch Mann, who was married for 31 years to billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Torv graduated from Benowa State High School in 1996. She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts in 2001.
In 2004, Torv joined the cast of Australia's acclaimed television drama The Secret Life Of Us playing Nikki Martel.
Torv appeared in the BBC series Mistresses. She also played the voice and performed motion capture of the main character Nariko in the 2007 video game Heavenly Sword.
Torv plays FBI Agent Olivia Dunham in the American television series Fringe. She currently films Fringe in Vancouver, British Columbia since production
Kari K. Wahlgren (born July 13, 1977) is an American voice actress, stage actress, T.V. actress, and film actress who has provided English language voices for dozens of anime titles and video games. Her debut role was as one of the main characters of FLCL, Haruko Haruhara. She had a live-action role as Tinker Bell in the 2003 Damion Dietz film Neverland. She provided the voice of the supporting character Mindy in the 2008 Walt Disney Animation Studios film Bolt, Haruhara Haruko in Gainax's OVA FLCL, and the computer program Jean in the 2009 television pilot Virtuality. She was interviewed in the 2008 documentary Adventures in Voice Acting. In 2010 she starred in Disney XD show Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil as Honey Buttowski and the Disney Channel show Fish Hooks as Bea's friend Shellsea, and as Helen in Wizards of Waverly Place. She also does the voice of Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. She can also be seen as "Mud Girl" in a recent Swiffer commercial. She also does the voice of Suzy Johnson in Phineas And Ferb.
Lead roles in bold
Alfred "Alfie" Lewis Enoch (born 2 December 1988) is a British actor. He is known for his portrayal of Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films. He currently attends Oxford University.
Enoch was born in Westminster, London, the son of British actor William Russell and his second wife, Brazilian physician Balbina Gutierrez. He attended Westminster School, a public boarding school in London. He is also fluent in Portuguese, and is pursuing a degree in Portuguese and Spanish at the Queen's College, Oxford.
Enoch is a keen amateur footballer, captaining the Queen's College 1st XI to bottom of the lowest tier of College football in the 2008-09 season. Known as 'Top Strike' to his team mates, Enoch has contributed 4 goals in 28 appearances for Queen's, of which, unfortunately only one has been scored at the club's home pitch the JO Riverside Ground.
He is well known for portraying Dean Thomas in seven of the eight Harry Potter films to date. Although he was confirmed for the final film installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is split in two parts, Dean appeared only in the second part, despite his character appearing several times in the book, two of which were during the
Eliza Patricia Dushku ( /ˈdʊʃkuː/; born December 30, 1980) is an American actress known for her television roles, including recurring appearances as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse. She is also known for her role in films including True Lies, The New Guy, Bring It On, Wrong Turn and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, as well as her voice work on video games.
Dushku was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Philip R. Dushku, an administrator and teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and Judith "Judy" (née Rasmussen), a political science professor. Dushku's father is Albanian and her mother is of Danish and English descent. Dushku attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, and graduated from Watertown High School. She was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the faith of her mother, though she is not practicing. She has three older brothers: Aaron, Benjamin (Ben), and Nathaniel (Nate). Her parents divorced when she was an infant.
Dushku came to the attention of casting agents when she was 10. She was chosen in a five month search for the lead role of Alice
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer. After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim.
Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds.
He played Nick Fury in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel's The Avengers, the first five of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson's many
Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer, CC (born December 13, 1929) is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. He made his film debut in 1958's Stage Struck, and notable early film performances include The Night of the Generals, The Return of the Pink Panther, and The Man Who Would Be King.
In a career that spans seven decades and includes substantial roles in each of the dramatic arts, Plummer is probably best known to film audiences as the autocratic widower Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp in the hit 1965 musical film The Sound of Music alongside Julie Andrews. Plummer has also ventured into various television projects, including the legendary miniseries The Thorn Birds.
His most recent film roles include the The Insider as Mike Wallace, the Disney–Pixar 2009 film Up as Charles Muntz, the Shane Acker production 9 as 1, The Last Station as Leo Tolstoy, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Doctor Parnassus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Henrik Vanger, and Beginners as Hal.
Plummer has won numerous awards and accolades for his work, including an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award. With his win at the age of 82
John Marwood Cleese (/ˈkliːz/; born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, The Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
In the mid 1970s, Cleese and his first wife, Connie Booth, co-wrote and starred in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Later, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin in A Fish Called Wanda and Fierce Creatures. He also starred in Clockwise, and has appeared in many other films, including two James Bond films as Q, two Harry Potter films, and three Shrek films.
With Yes Minister writer Antony Jay he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films.
Cleese was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, the only child of Muriel Evelyn (née Cross; 1899–2002), and Reginald Francis Cleese (b. 1893), who worked in insurance sales. His
Madeleine Joan Blaustein (commonly credited as Maddie Blaustein, formerly credited as Addie Blaustein) (born Adam Blaustein October 9, 1960 – December 11, 2008) was an American voice actress. Blaustein was the second oldest of five children and was born in Long Island, New York, United States, on October 9, 1960. She was known for her work as a voice actor for 4Kids Entertainment and DuArt Film and Video
Blaustein was, until her death, the voice of Sartorius in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. She was also most known as the voices of Meowth in Pokémon (Episodes 29-Season 8) and Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) from Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. She was also Chef Kawasaki from Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, Doctor Kureha in One Piece, and Arngrim, Lawfer, and Lezard in Valkyrie Profile. She was also a comic book writer and artist, having worked for both Marvel Comics and Milestone Comics, and an animation director. Later, she served as Creative Director for the Weekly World News. Video game localization coordinator and translator Jeremy Blaustein is her brother.
She provided the voice of Margarete in the English version of the PlayStation 2 game Shadow Hearts. Most notable is her great variety of voices. In
Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and Michelle Flaherty in the four main original American Pie film series.
Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C. She is the only child of Emilie (Posner) Haas, a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Jewish. Her parents divorced when she was two and she was raised mostly by her mother in Atlanta, Georgia.
At age four, Hannigan began appearing in commercials. She moved to Hollywood at age 11. Living with her mother and attending North Hollywood High School, she successfully auditioned for agents while visiting her father in Santa Barbara. After attending North Hollywood High School, she attended California State University, Northridge where she earned a degree in psychology.
Hannigan's first major film role was in My Stepmother Is an Alien, a science fiction comedy released in 1988; one of her co-stars in the film was actor Seth Green, who would later join her in the regular cast of Buffy as her on-screen
Alyson Stephanie Court (born November 9, 1973) is a Canadian actress who first appeared in the 1985 children's film Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird, and played summer camper Dawn in the animated film Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation the following year. She played Loonette the Clown, the lead character of the Canadian children's television series, The Big Comfy Couch, from 1992 to 2003. Court has been the only actress to voice Claire Redfield, in the Resident Evil series, having voiced her in Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil Code: Veronica, the CG animation movie Resident Evil: Degeneration, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. In addition, she returned to the series in 2003, but did not voice Claire, and instead directed the voice-over and motion capture portions of the spin-off title, Resident Evil Outbreak.
From 1999 to 2003, she was the host of the morning children's programming block on CBC, Get Set for Life (now Kids' CBC). In addition, Court appeared as herself on Mr. Dressup from 1984 to 1994.
Court voiced Emily Elizabeth in the Clifford's Fun with... videotape series from 1988 to the early 1990s. Among her animated
Crispin McDougal Freeman (born February 9, 1972) is an American voice actor. His roles have included Alucard from Hellsing, Kyon from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!!, Karasu from Noein, Togusa from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, as Holland Novak from Eureka Seven, Touga Kiriyu in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Zelgadis Greywords from Slayers, Straight Cougar from S-CRY-ed, Tsume from Wolf's Rain, Guan Yu from Dynasty Warriors, Siegfried Schtauffen from Soul Calibur III, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, Rude from Final Fantasy VII, Albel Nox from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, and Red Arrow in Young Justice.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Crispin Freeman is the oldest of three children; he has a younger brother; actor, producer, director, and musician Clark Freeman, and a sister; actress and musician Cassidy Freeman. All three siblings attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. Afterward, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in Acting, and performed on Broadway (New York City), at the
T J Ramini (born 26 May 1975) is a British actor best known for his role as DC Zain Nadir in The Bill.
He attended St Lawrence College Boarding School in Kent. At 19, he moved to Australia, where he appeared in various acting roles. Other roles included guest parts in the hospital drama Casualty, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and in the film Batman Begins (2005).
He guest-starred in Boston Legal as a man who is wrongfully detained and tortured at Guantanamo Bay. Ramini also appeared in the Desperate Housewives episode "Mama Spent Money When She Had None" as Yaniv. Other appearances include the eighth season of 24 and in NCIS.
Ramini is also a screenwriter and has completed principal photography on his first major motion picture for Universal Studios, titled "Get Lucky".
He is engaged to singer-songwriter-producer Annie McQueen. The couple reside in Los Angeles, California. Ramini is a football fan and a life-long Tottenham Hotspur supporter.
Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American film actor best known for his performance as President Josiah Bartlet in the television series The West Wing (1999–2006). He achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979), and made notable appearances in Wall Street (1987), The Departed (2006), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), and the Mass Effect video game trilogy.
He is considered one of the best actors never to be nominated for an Academy Award despite his acclaimed performances. In film he has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. His portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, such as Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, David Cronenberg, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1989. In television he has won both a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing the lead
Ryō Horikawa (堀川 りょう, Horikawa Ryō, born Makoto Horikawa (堀川 亮, Horikawa Makoto), born February 1, 1958 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor. He is married to fellow Japanese voice actress Hitomi Oikawa, whose birth name is also Horikawa (堀川). His former stage name is also Ryo Horikawa, which has his given name, Makoto, pronounced as Ryo.
Horikawa started out as a child actor in elementary school. He made his debut in voice acting as the protagonist of the 1984 anime Yume Senshi Wingman. From there, he became famous for his anime character roles as Andromeda Shun (Saint Seiya), Heiji Hattori (Detective Conan), Reinhard von Lohengramm (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) and Vegeta (Dragon Ball). He's also well known for his game role as Captain Falcon (Super Smash Bros. series). His wife is also a voice artist.
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Emily Robison (born Emily Burns Erwin on August 16, 1972) is an American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and a founding member of the female country band the Dixie Chicks. Robison plays banjo, dobro, guitar, bass, mandolin, accordion, and sitar. Initially in her career with the Dixie Chicks, she limited her singing to harmony with backing vocals, but within her role in the Court Yard Hounds, she has taken on the role of lead vocalist.
Emily Erwin was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Parents Paul Erwin and Barbara Trask moved the family to the northern suburban town of Addison, Texas on the edge of Dallas, where she was raised with her two older sisters, Julia and Martha. Her parents were both educators and nurtured the growing interest that both Emily and Martha (later nicknamed Martie) shared, and together both sisters became proficient on several instruments while in elementary school.
Emily began playing the violin at age seven, and the banjo at age ten, afterward learning all the string instruments she could find. Years later, Martie joked that Emily was better than she at the fiddle, and because she wanted to keep the fiddle as her instrument, she forced Emily to
Travis Hampton Willingham (born August 3, 1981) is an American actor and voice actor who works for anime series and video games at Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000 and Viz Media/Studiopolis. He is best known for his dub role as Roy Mustang in Fullmetal Alchemist, the voice of Knuckles the Echidna in the Sonic series, Portgas D. Ace in One Piece, Takashi Morinozuka in Ouran High School Host Club and Zetsu in Naruto Shippuden. Willingham married fellow voice actor Laura Bailey on September 25, 2011.
Akio Ōtsuka (大塚 明夫, Ōtsuka Akio, born November 24, 1959) is a Japanese actor and voice actor from the Tokyo Metropolitan area. He is currently attached to Mausu Promotion.
The astringent and calm quality of his voice has landed him many roles in films, dubbing, animation, and video games. He is most known for the roles of Black Jack (Black Jack), Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid games), "Ansem" (Kingdom Hearts series), Shunsui Kyouraku (Bleach), Lieutenant Garuru (Sgt. Frog), Gwendal von Voltaire (Kyo Kara Maoh!), Batou (Ghost in the Shell series and movies), Blackbeard (One Piece), Twin brother police Inspector's Sango and Jugo Yokomizo (Detective Conan), and Anavel Gato (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory). Apart from voicing villainous or jokester characters, he also occasionally does narration for anime shows.
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Victor Joseph "Vic" Mignogna (born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is a voice actor and musician primarily known for his work for ADV Films/Seraphim Digital, Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000, and Viz Media/Studiopolis. He has provided numerous voices for Japanese anime series and video games. Mignogna is best known for his dub role of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist (which earned him an American Anime Award for Best Actor in 2007) and the alternate/followup series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. He also voices Broly in Dragon Ball Z films, Forbesii in Shuffle!, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai D. Flowright in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach, Nagato in Naruto Shippuden, Dark Mousy in D.N.Angel, and Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight. Recently he has done the voices for Spirit Albarn in Soul Eater, Yoshimori Sumimura in Kekkaishi, and Nagato and Fuen in Naruto Shippuden. He is the voice of E-123 Omega from the SEGA franchise Sonic the Hedgehog.
Mignogna grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Liberty University with a degree in television and film production. He helped produce and arrange some of the songs on DC
David Richard Paul "Dave" Wittenberg (born September 1, 1971) is a prolific South African-born American video game and anime voice actor with nearly 100 titles to his credit. While Wittenberg was born in a hospital in South Africa, he was primarily raised in Boston. He is also a writer whose work includes episodes of the Digimon television series and narrates many documentaries and specials for the Travel Channel and the Food Network. Some of his aliases include Dave Lelyveld and Dave Whittenburg.
Rachael Lillis (born July 8, 1978) is an American actress and voice actress. She studied acting in Boston and New York City and has appeared in various theater and independent films.
Lillis's voice work can be heard in shows including Pokémon (seasons 1-8), Cubix, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Revolutionary Girl Utena. She has also lent her voice to video games. She has recorded several audio books including Diary of a Fairy Godmother, for which she performed the voices for about 25 characters. Her narration and character vocals can be heard in PBS programming as well, including Nova, American Masters and Sesame Street.
In addition to her voiceover, theater and film work, Lillis has also sung and played Irish flute for several local Irish bands in New York City.
Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三, Iizuka Shōzō, born May 23, 1933) is a Japanese voice actor from Fukushima Prefecture who is affiliated with Sigma Seven. He graduated from the fine arts department of Nihon University.
He is most known for the roles of Hakaider (Android Kikaider), Doctor Neo Cortex (Crash Bandicoot series), Ryu Jose (Mobile Suit Gundam), Heart (Fist of the North Star), Happosai Ueda (Nintama Rantarou), Nappa (Dragon Ball) and Sergeant Bosco Albert "B.A." Baracus (Japanese dub of The A-Team). He played major villain roles in the entire Metal Hero Series like Shaider, Gavan and Sharivan.
Jim Sonzero is a music video and film director. He co-directed Mariah Carey's "Can't Let Go." His feature length directorial debut was Pulse, a horror film starring Kristen Bell. He recently directed Biohazard 5, or Resident Evil 5.
Amanda Beth Winn Lee is an American voice actress, writer and ADR director who works mainly on anime dubs. She was the voice of Mimiru in .hack//SIGN, Rally Vincent in Gunsmith Cats, Yohko Mano in Devil Hunter Yohko, Momiji Kushinada in Blue Seed, and was featured most notably as Rei Ayanami of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. Aside from voice work she quite often handles production, ADR direction, and the scripting of various projects for her dubbing company Gaijin Productions, LLC. She has also been credited as Amanda Winn, before she was married.
She can also be heard in the commentary for the Region 1 The End of Evangelion DVD along with fellow voice actors Taliesin Jaffe and husband/Gaijin co-owner Jason C. Lee.
Expanding on her anime work, Winn-Lee also provided the voice of Konoko, the protagonist of the Bungie Studios video game Oni.
Winn Lee served as ADR director, dub script writer, and producer for the English versions of The End of Evangelion and Evangelion: Death and Rebirth. She also directed and performed leading roles in the English versions of Dead Leaves and the Read or Die OVA.
She had been working with ADV Films for years before she moved out to create Gaijin
Arleen Sorkin is an American actress, screenwriter, presenter and comedienne. Sorkin is known for portraying Calliope Jones on the NBC daytime serial Days of our Lives and for voicing (and partially inspiring) Batman DC comic supervillainess Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series and the many animated series and video games that followed it.
Sorkin began her career in cabaret in the late 1970s and early '80s as a member of the comedy group "The High-Heeled Women". (Her fellow members were Mary Fulham, Tracey Berg, and Cassandra Danz.) Later, she went on to be the original female co-host on America's Funniest People. She also wrote for Tiny Toon Adventures.
In 1992, Sorkin was dismissed from America's Funniest People by Vin Di Bona. In response, Sorkin filed a lawsuit against Di Bona, claiming that she was dismissed from the show due to her race, after ABC Chairman Dan Burke had suggested to Di Bona that Sorkin be replaced by an African-American or a person of another ethnic minority. Sorkin sought $450,000 for lost earnings, and an additional unspecified amount for harm to her professional reputation and emotional injury. Sorkin additionally claimed that after she denounced
William "Bill" Farmer (born November 14, 1952 in Pratt, Kansas) is an American voice actor and comedian, best known for being the current voice of the Disney characters Goofy, Pluto, and Horace Horsecollar.
Farmer was born William Farmer on November 14, 1952 in Pratt, Kansas.
Ever since his childhood, Farmer was enamored of cartoons. He learned he had a knack for doing voices and of all the characters he liked, the character Goofy was who he liked best.
Farmer's first job, at the age of 15, involved doing voices, especially those of Western stars like John Wayne or Walter Brennan. He and his friends would sometimes go through fast food drive-thrus and order foods in his character voices. Bill attended the University of Kansas, and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. In college, he found work in radio and TV and then moved on to stand-up comedy as an impressionist until he moved out to Hollywood, where he began voicing Goofy in 1986. In 1982, while he was still doing stand-up comedy, Farmer worked at a comedy club called the Comedy Corner in Dallas, Texas. He continued to work there until his move to Hollywood in 1986.
Farmer's decision to move to California came from a Dallas
William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live in which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful comedic films, including Caddyshack (1980), Ghostbusters (1984), and Groundhog Day (1993). Murray gained additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), that earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination, and a series of films directed by Wes Anderson, including Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012).
Murray was born and raised in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, the son of Lucille (née Collins), a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman. Murray's father died in 1967 from complications of diabetes, when Bill was 17 years old. Murray, along with his eight siblings, was raised in a Catholic Irish American family. Three of his siblings are actors: John Murray, Joel Murray, and Brian Doyle-Murray. A sister, Nancy, is an Adrian Dominican nun in Michigan, who has
Dominic Armato (born November 18, 1976, in Chicago) is a voice actor who is known primarily for his work on LucasArts games.
Dominic had been a fan of adventure games, specifically LucasArts game such as the Monkey Island games. As he says in his interview, he was discussing jokingly with a friend of his, that the ideal role for him would be Guybrush Threepwood for a hypothetical sequel of the games, when two months later he was appointed for that role; this has been one of his most famous roles with LucasArts.
The role was in The Curse of Monkey Island and Escape from Monkey Island. He reprised his role as Guybrush Threepwood in the July 2009 episodic sequel to the Monkey Island series, Tales of Monkey Island, developed by Telltale Games, as well as voicing the character in the remake of the first two original games, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition. With the release of the second remake, Armato has now provided voice work for every Monkey Island game.
He has also provided voices in several games based on the Star Wars franchise, like Star Wars: Droid Works.
Armato writes a food-oriented blog, Skillet Doux. His
Apollo Smile (born Paula Apollo Anne Scharf on February 16, 1967 in New York City) is a pop music songwriter, singer and voice actress. Among her earliest efforts was a track on the Tom Cruise film Days of Thunder and a self-titled 1991 album. Later on, she billed herself as "The Live Action Anime Girl" and was invited to several science fiction conventions as a guest. Her convention appearances usually showcased music concerts featuring her original upbeat music and demonstrations of her martial arts abilities. Her typical look during this time was skin-tight spandex clothing, with her blonde hair in pigtails tied off with pink bows.
Smile hosted Sci-Fi Channel's Anime Week in the summer of 1998. Other projects included a self-published comic book featuring herself as the central character and the voice of Ulala in the Space Channel 5 video game series. She also toured for a short while with the Virginia "Atari" band Rockbot. She later was listed among the staff at The Dance Corner dancing school in Killingworth, Connecticut.
Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actor, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction television series Farscape, Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1, Chloe Frazer in the Uncharted series, the witch Morrigan in Dragon Age: Origins and squadmate Samantha Byrne in the game Gears of War 3.
Black was born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was educated at the Kambala Girls School, in Sydney, NSW. Black has spent most of her life in Australia, New Zealand, and North America.
Claudia has acted in Australian and New Zealand television and movies. She portrayed a hermaphrodite named Jill Mayhew in the Australian television series Good Guys Bad Guys. She also had a leading role in the New Zealand soap opera City Life playing the role of Greek lawyer Angela Kostapas.
For her roles in Farscape, Black was nominated for a Saturn Award in the Best Actress category in both 2001 and 2002, and won the award in 2005. She has appeared in the feature films Queen of the Damned and Pitch Black. Black also appeared as Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1 as a regular cast member in the tenth and final season,
Michael McGaharn is an American voice actor and comedian. He has done much voice work in video games, such as being the voice of Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic Adventure, and prior to that, Lead Phoenix in Burning Rangers. After Sonic Adventure, he was no longer able to continue voicing Knuckles for undisclosed reasons. He was replaced by Ryan Drummond in Sonic Shuffle, and later on by Scott Dreier, until he got replaced by Dan Green (who did the voice of Knuckles in the English dub of Sonic X), and then Travis Willingham. He has also recently played the voice of Jansen Friedh from the 2008 Xbox 360 role-playing video game, Lost Odyssey.
Afshan Azad (born 12 February 1988) is a British actress and model, she is best known for playing the role of Padma Patil in the Harry Potter film series.
Afshan Azad is from Longsight, Manchester, United Kingdom. She is of Bangladeshi descent. She attended Whalley Range High School, and then studied AS-level Chemistry, Biology, English and Business Studies at Xaverian College in Rusholme.
Azad is known for her performances as Padma Patil in five of the Harry Potter films, starting with 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Azad earned the part when casting agents visited her school, and after having attended several auditions, chose her for the part.Azad had stated that she had auditioned "just for the fun on it" and surprisingly got the part. She has also told the press that her best friends on set of Harry Potter were Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and Scarlet Byrne (Pansy Parkinson.) She and Shefali Chowdury who plays the character of Afshan's twin sister was also good friends with Azad.
On 29 June 2010, Azad’s father (Abdul Azad) and brother (Ashraf Azad) appeared in Manchester Magistrates' Court, charged with threatening to kill her. Azad’s
Franklin Wendell "Frank" Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American actor who specializes in voice acting. Welker is one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood.
Welker was born in Denver, Colorado. He then moved to California and attended Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, California, where he majored in theatrical arts. In 1966, he received honors for his performance as the Cowardly Lion in the college's theater production of The Wizard of Oz. During his transition between college and his voice acting career, his first voice-over role was in a commercial for Friskies dog food. The producer's girlfriend informed him of auditioning for Hanna-Barbera during the casting of Scooby Doo, where he initially auditioned for the title character but instead got the role of Fred Jones.
Welker's first on camera film role was as a bar fight participant in Stan Dragoti’s 1972 film Dirty Little Billy. His next film role was in The Trouble with Girls, portraying a college kid from Rutgers University who befriends Elvis Presley. He later co-starred with Don Knotts in Universal's How to Frame a Figg. Welker also appeared in two Disney films, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, and Now You
Ikue Ōtani (大谷 育江, Ōtani Ikue, born August 18, 1965) is a Japanese actress and voice actress from Tokyo, best known for being the voice of Pikachu in Pokémon anime series and products (in every dubbed vesion). She is also the voice of Tony Tony Chopper in the manga and anime series One Piece. She is currently attached to Mausu Promotion. Her pet name is "Iku-chan".
She is known for playing both male and female roles, and sometimes plays multiple roles in one production.
In January 2006, Ōtani took a temporarily leave of absence from her work due to her pregnancy.
The voice of Tony Tony Chopper - One Piece, was changed during this respective time frame which was substituted by Kazue Ikura.
Natalia Gastiain Tena (born 1 November 1984) is a British actress and musician. She sings and plays the accordion in the band Molotov Jukebox. In her acting career, Tena is best known for playing Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter film series, and the wildling Osha in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
Tena was born in London, the daughter of Spanish parents María, a secretary, and Jesús. She is fluent in Spanish.
Tena made her professional debut as Ellie in About a Boy (2002), and began acting full time in 2003. She has played lead roles in stage adaptations of Gone to Earth in 2004, and Nights at the Circus in 2006.
She appeared in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Nymphadora Tonks, a role she reprised in its sequels Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. She claims that attending the audition was a spur-of the-moment decision, which she thought was for an extra rather than a relatively big part. Having drunk a glass of red wine shortly prior to cycling to the audition, she tripped over a table and chair on arrival giving the impression that she is clumsy (which she admits to being), a
Mark Scott Deklin-Schwotzer (born 3 December 1967), better known as Mark Deklin, is an American stage, television, and film actor and fight director.
Mark Scott Deklin-Schwotzer born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He made many appearances on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and at regional theaters.
Deklin guest-starred on television series such as Sex and the City, Charmed, Frasier, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Nip/Tuck, Better off Ted, Two and a Half Men, The Mentalist, Hot in Cleveland, Hawaii Five-0 and many more. He starred as Dr. Matthew Shaw in the TV series Justice from 2006 to 2007, as Elliott Mayer in The Ex List in 2008, as Trammell Thatcher in Lone Star in 2010, and as Blake Reilly in GCB in 2012.
As an actor: The New York Times' D.J.R. Bruckner has called him "likable and dangerous", praising his "notable theatrical gifts", while Robert Hurwitt of the San Francisco Chronicle has described him as "gently captivating" and Clifford Ridley of the Philadelphia Inquirer has called him "perfect...simply delicious."
As a fight director: Kevin Kline's Broadway performance of Cyrano de Bergerac was credited by TheaterMania's Dan Balcazo as being "...simply magnificent...thanks in no
Matthew David Lewis (born 27 June 1989) is an English film, television and stage actor, he is best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films.
Lewis was born in Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, the son of Lynda (née Needham) and Adrian Lewis. He has two brothers, Chris Lewis and actor Anthony Lewis. He attended St. Mary's Catholic High School, Menston. Lewis is an avid fan of rugby league team Leeds Rhinos in the Super League. In an interview with WBEZ, Lewis stated his association with the number 11 and how it has appeared multiple times throughout his life, such as being 11 years old when obtaining the role for Harry Potter, which has inspired him to obtain a tattoo of the number 11 on his right arm and to have myriad clothing with the number 11 on it.
He has been acting since he was five years old. He started off with minor parts in television programmes, debuting in Some Kind of Life.
He then went on to try out for the part of Neville Longbottom. He has portrayed Neville Longbottom in the eight Harry Potter films. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Helena Bonham Carter, who portrays Bellatrix Lestrange, accidentally
Nathaniel Eric "Nate" Richert is an American musician and former actor. Richert is best known for his seven-year role as Harvey Kinkle, the love interest and boyfriend of the title character on the live-action television series of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch opposite Melissa Joan Hart.
Harry Edward Melling (born 13 March 1989) is an English actor, best known for playing Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films.
Melling attended Hendon School and then Mill Hill School. He was a member of the National Youth Theatre. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and starred in productions such as The Provoked Wife, King John, Antigone, Plenty, and Sisterhood.
Melling appeared in five of the Harry Potter films as Harry Potter's bullying and spoiled cousin Dudley Dursley. In 2009, Melling made his stage debut in a revival of Mother Courage and her Children at the Royal National Theatre. He appeared in an episode of the BBC series Merlin entitled "The Sorcerer's Shadow", playing a young warlock named Gilli who intends to use magic to help him win Camelot's legendary tournament. Melling also played Robert Brown in the BBC series Just William.
In October 2009, it was announced that Melling had lost so much weight since his last appearance in Harry Potter that he was now "unrecognisable". His role as Dudley Dursley was almost recast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, but Melling reprised the role by wearing a fat suit. He commented positively
John William DiMaggio (born September 4, 1968) is an American voice actor.
A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, he is known for his iconic role as Bender on Futurama. He has also played such roles as Marcus Fenix in the Gears of War franchise, Jake the Dog on Adventure Time, and Niblet on Pound Puppies (2010). DiMaggio is a former comedian, appearing on stage as part of a comic duo named "Red Johnny and the Round Guy" and has several on-screen credits, such as Steve Ballmer in Pirates of Silicon Valley (the docudrama about the history of Apple Computer and Microsoft) and as the recurring character Dr. Sean Underhill on Chicago Hope.
Jason Griffith (born November 29, 1980) is an American actor and voice actor who has worked on several animated TV series, and was the voice of SEGA mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Shadow the Hedgehog and Jet the Hawk, in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, where he is credited as Jason Griffith and Adam Caroleson, before the role was passed to Roger Craig Smith. His role as Shadow was later passed to Kirk Thornton. He is currently playing the voice of Cilan, Ash's new traveling companion and first Gym Leader in Pokémon: Black & White.
Paul Mercier is a screenwriter, director, actor, voice actor. He is best known for his work as Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 4 and Specter in the SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs video game series.
A third generation stage actor, Paul makes his feature film debut in Wrestling with God. When he was six years old he took his first bow on stage with his father's community theater group, The Kensington-Garrett Players in Maryland. It wasn't until his senior year in high school, though, while playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof that he realized acting was his true vocation.
Following professional engagements with a touring company and several other theaters in the Washington D.C. area, he was accepted into the acting program at Adelphi University in 1980. After winning the Alexander-Barnes Acting Competition he was awarded a full scholarship for each of his four years.
Even as a freshman Paul performed on the Senior Mainstage in plays ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Shakespeare. His repertoire included French mime, dramatic verse, musicals, contemporary comedy, straight plays and cabaret.
Paul trained for three years at the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Guildhall School of Music
Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (/ɨˈmænjuːl ˈʃriːki/; born December 10, 1977) is a Canadian film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her role on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as the love interest of Adam Sandler in the movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan. In May 2010, she topped the AskMen.com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.
Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Moroccan Jewish immigrants. Her mother, Liliane, was born in Casablanca, and her father in Rabat, and Chriqui has relatives in Israel. Her family practiced Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.
Chriqui has an older brother, Serge, and an older sister, Laurence. When she was almost two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario. She grew up in Markham-Unionville, a suburb northeast of the city. Her mother, who once told her she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was very young.
As a child, she took acting classes, for which her older brother paid. Chriqui attended the drama program at Unionville High School. After high school, Chriqui decided to pursue a career in acting.
Chriqui began acting as a 10-year-old in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver in the
Jillian Leigh Murray is an American Actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Portlyn on Sonny With a Chance and as Heather in An American Carol.
Murray made her film debut in the independent film Deep Toad as Natashia. She was later cast in Fifty Pills as Jayne, followed by Legacy also known as Pretty Little Devils. Her first leading role was The Fun Park.
In 2009, Murray portrayed Gwen Adams in the romantic comedy American High School. She later played Heather in An American Carol, Abby Graves in The Graves, and Lex Mitchell in Forget Me Not.
Murray starred in a recurring role on the Disney Channel original series Sonny With a Chance, playing Portlyn. She had a role in Cougar Hunting playing the lead Penelope (Lara Flynn Boyle's daughter), as well as in Wild Things: Foursome playing Brandi Cox.
Murray's face and body were used as the model for the character of Liara T'soni in the Mass Effect franchise of video games. She recently appeared alongside her ex-boyfriend in the premier episode of the 2011 revival of the reality series Fear Factor.
In 2012, Murray starred alongside Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman in the action film Bad Ass, based upon the YouTube sensation AC
Kathryn Felicia Day (born June 28, 1979) is an American actress and writer.
She may be best known for her work as "Vi" on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for parts in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the Internet musical, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. She is also the star, script writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild, a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption. Day was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Web Television beginning December 2009 until the end of July 2012.
Day began her acting career at the age of 7 when she starred as Scout in a local production of To Kill a Mockingbird. She studied operatic singing and ballet professionally, performing at concerts and competitions nationwide. Home-schooled throughout much of her childhood, she began college at the age of 16.
She was a National Merit Scholar (1995) and graduated as valedictorian of her class. An accomplished violinist, Day was accepted to the Juilliard School of Music but chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship in violin
Jim Hanks (born June 15, 1961 in Shasta, California) is an American film and television actor, and voice-over artist.
Jim Hanks is the youngest brother of Tom Hanks, but they were not raised together. After their parents Amos and Janet Hanks divorced in 1961, Jim went to Red Bluff, California with his mother, while older siblings Tom, Larry, and Sandra remained with their father. After college Jim lived in Sacramento worked as a waiter, and in 1988, moved to Los Angeles. The agent who employed his actress wife Karen Praxel as a receptionist encouraged Jim to get into acting. Jim took acting lessons, and began his career with roles in B-movies and commercial voice-overs.
He also works with Los Angeles based "Feet First Films", a production company that provides actor demos as well as production support for short films. Jim and his wife have one son and currently reside in Venice, California.
Jim Hanks' first lead role was as Jeeter Buford in the film Buford's Beach Bunnies. Wishing to earn the role based upon his own abilities, he had auditioned as "Jim Matthews", using just his first and a modification of his middle name. While production noted his "resemblance to Tom Hanks", he
Katie Leung (born 8 August 1987) is a Scottish film, television and stage actress. She is perhaps best known for playing Cho Chang, first love interest for lead character Harry Potter, in the Harry Potter film series. A kiss between Leung and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix drew world-wide press attention. In 2012, Leung made her stage debut in the play Wild Swans. Leung has an interest in painting and photography and studied art and design at the University of the Arts, London.
Leung was born in Motherwell, Lanarkshire to Peter, who was a businessman, and Kar Wai Li Leung, who works in a law firm. Her parents are now divorced. An immigrant from Hong Kong, her father owns a profitable restaurant and a Chinese food wholesale firm. She attended secondary school at Hamilton College.
Leung's father saw an advertisement for a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire casting call, and suggested she should try out. She waited four hours in line for a five-minute audition, despite feeling she had little likelihood of obtaining the role, Two weeks later, she was called back for a workshop and was cast as Cho Chang, beating out over 3,000 other girls for the part. In
Neil Ross (born December 31, 1944) is an American voice actor and announcer, born in London, England and now resident and citizen of the United States. He is working in Los Angeles. He has provided voices in many American cartoons, most notably Voltron, G.I. Joe and Transformers. He has also done voice work in numerous video games. Ross has also provided voice roles (such as radio announcers) for many movies, including Back to the Future II, Babe, Quiz Show, and Being John Malkovich.
Neil Ross was the announcer for the 75th Annual Academy Awards Telecast in 2003, and the Emmy Awards Telecast in 2004. He has also narrated numerous episodes of A&E's Biography, and many editions of NOVA on PBS (including Mars – Dead or Alive, which was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004).
Neil Ross was born in London, England, on December 31st, 1944 and subsequently raised in Montreal, Canada. His family moved to Long Beach, California when he was 12 years old. When they moved to San Diego, a young Ross started listening to KFWB, and became obsessed with becoming a disc-jockey. He started working in radio when he finished school. His first station was KMUR in Salt Lake City, Utah. Following this, he
Lani Minella (Born October 25, 1959) is a voice actress who has voiced in over 500 computer and video games as well as several TV and anime series. She is best known for voicing Nancy Drew, Millie Strathorn, Loulou the Parrot and Freddie in the Nancy Drew computer games, Ivy Valentine in the Soulcalibur video game franchise, and as Rouge the Bat in the Sonic games from 2001 to 2005. Lani's unique 4-octave range and ability to mimic anything she hears, has given her mastery of instant voice control. Lani Minella's 365+ voices can be heard on over 500 titles of computer games, cartoons and anime, national and international radio and TV commercials, industrials, phone systems, talking books, websites, car navigational systems, toys, and much more, including voices at Legoland, Disney rides, arcade and casino machines, as well as sound-alikes for hundreds of celebs and famous cartoon characters. She has also had roles in the following games and television shows:
Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is an English-born Canadian actor, producer and director. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24 for which he won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards. He currently stars as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch.
Sutherland was born in London, the son of Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, both of whom are successful Canadian actors. His ancestry includes Scottish, English, and German. His maternal grandfather was Scottish-born Canadian politician Tommy Douglas, who is widely credited for bringing universal health care to Canada.
He is named after American-born director and writer Warren Kiefer, who, under the assumed name of Lorenzo Sabatini, directed Donald Sutherland in his very first feature film, the Italian low-budget horror film Il castello dei morti vivi (Castle of the Living Dead).
His family moved to Corona, California and in 1970, his parents divorced. In 1975, Sutherland moved with his mother to Toronto. He attended elementary school at Crescent Town Elementary School, St. Clair Junior High East
Kōichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一, Yamadera Kōichi, born June 17, 1961) is a Japanese voice actor, actor, tarento, narrator, master of ceremonies and impressionist from Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture. He graduated from Tohoku Gakuin University's economics school, and is currently affiliated with Across Entertainment. Before that, he was affiliated with the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society.
His nickname is Yama-chan (山ちゃん, Yama-chan). As a radio personality, he is known as Bazooka Yamadera (バズーカ山寺, Bazūka Yamadera) among other things. He is best known for his roles in Ninja Scroll (as Jūbei Kibagami), Aladdin: Japanese Version (as The Genie), Cowboy Bebop (as Spike Spiegel and Ein), Ghost in the Shell (as Togusa), Neon Genesis Evangelion (as Ryoji Kaji), Anpanman (as Cheese), Ranma ½ (as Ryōga Hibiki/P-chan and the Jusenkyō Guide). He is known for voicing Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy in the Japanese language releases of their respective films.
He was the manager of the Tagajō Senior High School basketball team before he made a name for himself. His voice-acting debut was the OVA Megazone 23 as the motorcycle-riding Shinji Nakagawa, while his television debut was the anime Bosco
Makiko Ohmoto (大本 眞基子, Ōmoto Makiko, born February 1, 1973) is a Japanese voice actress from Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, affiliated with Aoni Production.
She is best known for her work in the Kirby series (Kirby), Corrector Yui (Yui Kasuga), Zoids: Chaotic Century (Fīne), Cheeky Angel (Miki Hanakain), Cutie Honey Flash (Aki Natsuko), Onmyō Taisenki (Utsuho), and Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits! (Gunnos).
Sally Cahill is a Canadian voice actor and onscreen actress.
She is known for providing the voice of Ada Wong in Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 6 and The Darkside Chronicles . She also played the recurring role of Marjorie Jefferson on the Canadian TV series Wind at My Back.
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All airdates are United States dates unless specified.
Allan Corduner (born 2 April 1950) is an English actor.
Corduner grew up in a secular Jewish home in North London with his mother, father and a younger brother. His mother had escaped to England from Nazi Germany with her family in 1938. His father was born in Helsinki, Finland of a Finnish mother and a Russian father of Sephardic Jewish ancestry, although his father's family later moved to Stockholm, Sweden. Corduner's parents, too, first settled in Stockholm, but the family moved to London when Corduner was one year old. Interest in arts and music was always encouraged at home, and Corduner's early ambition was to become either an orchestra conductor or a concert pianist. He attended University College School in Hampstead, London NW3. Although Corduner developed into a very skilled jazz and classical pianist, musical aspirations had taken second place by the time he went to study at Bristol University and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Corduner is a character actor who has worked extensively in theatre in London's West End and on Broadway, television as well as in film. He has also appeared in several BBC Radio 4 plays including The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and
Danica Mae McKellar (born January 3, 1975) is an American actress, academic, and education advocate. She is best known for her role as Winnie Cooper in the television show The Wonder Years, and later as the New York Times bestselling author of four popular non-fiction books: Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, which encourage middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics.
Born in La Jolla, California, McKellar moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was eight. Her mother Mahalia is a homemaker; her father Christopher is a real estate developer. Her family is "a big mix of Western Europe": Her mother's ancestry is Portuguese (via the Azores and Madeira islands); her father's ancestry is Scottish, Irish, French, German and Dutch. McKellar and her sister Crystal McKellar (who is loosely named after their dad) both maintained professional acting careers as children, but with a strong emphasis on education as a priority. As a result, Crystal became a corporate lawyer (her family nicknamed her "Legally Blonde" because of her hair color), while Danica majored in mathematics. Danica
Joshua Colin M. Herdman (born 9 September 1987) is an English actor known for his roles in the Harry Potter films as Gregory Goyle. He has appeared in all eight movies released to date.
Herdman was born in Hampton, Middlesex. His father is actor Martin Herdman.
He appeared in Deathly Hallows and revealed at Muggle Mayhem that Jamie Waylett would not be returning to Deathly Hallows due to a scandal involving drug charges. In the climactic Room of Requirement scene, Herdman's character (Goyle) uses the Fiendfyre curse, and faces the resulting consequence. In the book however, Waylett's character (Crabbe) is the one who uses the spell. In July 2009 Herdman appeared at London Film and Comic Con and two weeks later, appeared at Muggle Mayhem, a Harry Potter convention in London.
René Murat Auberjonois (/rəˈneɪ oʊˈbɛərʒənwɑː/; born June 1, 1940) is an American film, television, and theater actor. He is well known for portraying Father Mulcahy in the film version of M*A*S*H, Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (and singing "Les Poissons") and for originating a number of characters in long-running television series, including Clayton Endicott III on Benson (for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award), Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and attorney Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal.
Auberjonois was born in New York City. His father, Swiss-born Fernand Auberjonois (1910–2004), was a Cold War-era foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer. His grandfather, also named René Auberjonois, was a Swiss post-Impressionist painter. His mother was born as the princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline Murat (1913-1986), a great-great granddaughter of Prince Joachim Murat, son of a farmer, one of Napoleon's loyal band awarded royal positions, in this instance the throne of Naples, despite his ardent republicanism; his wife was Caroline Bonaparte, sister of the Emperor Napoléon. His maternal grandmother, Hélène Macdonald Stallo (1820–1860), was an
Johnny Yong Bosch (born January 6, 1976, Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actor, voice actor, martial artist, and musician who is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the English voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in the hit anime series Bleach, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Vash the Stampede in Trigun and Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, a two-time American Anime Award nominee, and is also a lead singer in the band Eyeshine.
John Jay Bosch was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Garland, Texas. His mother is Korean, and his father is of German and Irish descent.
Bosch is best known for his role as Adam Park in the show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, for which he was cast in July 1994. In 1997 during Power Rangers Turbo he was kicked off the show due to Jason David Frank and Catherine Sutherland wanting to leave the show in addition to Saban's decision to retire Johnny's and Nakia Burrise's characters. At the request of Koichi Sakamoto, he appeared in an episode of Power Rangers in Space in 1998 and later returned for two episodes (celebrating 15 years of the franchise) in Power Rangers
Philip Proctor (born July 28, 1940 in Goshen, Indiana) is an American actor, voice actor and a member of The Firesign Theatre. He plays Rocky Rococo and Nancy in the Nick Danger series, attended Yale University and had voices for Pixar films, including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo.
Of the four members of Firesign Theatre, Proctor has had the greatest amount of mainstream exposure as an actor, having appeared occasionally on television in small roles, including episodes of All in the Family and Night Court, and Off Broadway in the 1964 musical The Amorous Flea. He also provided the voices of Meltdown in Treasure Planet and "Drunk Monkey" in the Dr. Dolittle remake series. He has also provided uncredited ADR overdubs for numerous movies over the years. More recently, he has done voices for several cartoons and video games, including the voice of Howard Deville in Rugrats and All Grown Up! on Nickelodeon, "background" voices for Disney features, and voice work on Power Rangers Time Force. He also did two voices in the GameCube video game Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, and on PlayStation 2's Dark Chronicle. He is the voice of The Professor
Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927) is an American stage and television actor, known for his role as Benson on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson , voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King and as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night. In a career that has spanned more than 50 years he has worked extensively on stage (including a Tony Award nomination), television (including winning two Emmy Awards), and film.
Guillaume studied at St. Louis University and Washington University and served in the United States Army before pursuing an acting career.
On leaving the university, Guillaume joined the Karamu Players in Cleveland and performed in musical comedies and opera. He toured the world in 1959 as a cast member of the Broadway musical Free and Easy. He made his Broadway debut in Kwamina in 1961. Other stage appearances included Golden Boy, Tambourines to Glory, Guys and Dolls, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, the Los Angeles production of The Phantom of the Opera (succeeding Michael Crawford in the lead role), and Purlie!. Added roles were in Katherine Dunham's Bambouche and in Fly The
Wataru Takagi (高木 渉, Takagi Wataru, born July 25, 1966) is a Japanese voice and stage actor from Chiba Prefecture. He is currently affiliated with Arts Vision.
He is best known for his roles in Detective Conan (as Genta Kojima and Officer Wataru Takagi), After War Gundam X (as Garrod Ran), Slayers Try (as Valgaav), the Beast Wars: Transformers series (as Cheetas), Great Teacher Onizuka (Eikichi Onizuka), Hajime no Ippo (as Masaru Aoki), Naruto (as Tobi during his funny personality), the fifth series of GeGeGe no Kitaro (as Nezumi Otoko), Yes! PreCure 5 (as Bunbee) and the Super Robot Wars series (as Senshi Roa). Takagi is the official Japanese voice of Daffy Duck.
(Bold denotes major roles)
Henry Albert "Hank" Azaria ( /əˈzɛəriə/ ə-ZAIR-ee-ə; born April 25, 1964) is an American film, television and stage actor, director, voice actor, and comedian. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television series The Simpsons (1989–present), on which he performs the voices of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and numerous others. Azaria, who attended Tufts University, joined the show with little voice acting experience, but became a regular in its second season. Many of his performances on the show are based on famous actors and characters; Moe's voice, for example, is based on actor Al Pacino.
Alongside his continued voice acting on The Simpsons, Azaria became more widely known through his live-action appearances in films such as The Birdcage (1996) and Godzilla (1998). He has continued to star in numerous films including Mystery Men (1999), America's Sweethearts (2001), Shattered Glass (2003), Along Came Polly (2004), Run Fatboy Run (2007), Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) and The Smurfs (2011). He also had recurring roles on the television series Mad About You and Friends, and
Jennifer Ann "Jenny" McCarthy (born November 1, 1972) is an American model, comedian, actress, author, activist, and game show host. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. McCarthy then parlayed her Playboy fame into a successful television and film acting career. Recently, she has written books about parenting, and has become an activist promoting research into environmental causes and alternative biomedical treatments for autism. She has claimed that vaccines cause autism and that chelation therapy helped cure her son - claims considered false by the medical community.
McCarthy was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois to a middle-class Catholic family of Polish and Irish descent. She lived in the West Elsdon neighborhood of Chicago. She is the second of four daughters; her sisters are named Lynette, Joanne and Amy. Her cousin is Academy Award-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy of Bridesmaids and Mike and Molly. McCarthy's mother, Linda, was a housewife and courtroom custodian, and her father, Dan McCarthy, was a steel mill foreman.
As a teenager, McCarthy attended Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School (whose
Joan Allen (born August 20, 1956) is an American actress. She worked in theater, television and film during her early career, and achieved recognition for her Broadway debut in Burn This, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 1989. She has received three Academy Award nominations; she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Nixon (1995) and The Crucible (1996), and for Best Actress for The Contender (2000).
Her other films include Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid (also known as Zeisters) (1986), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), In Country (1989), The Ice Storm (1996), Face/Off (1997), Pleasantville (1998), The Notebook (2004), The Bourne Supremacy (2004) The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Death Race (2008) and The Bourne Legacy (2012).
Allen, the youngest of four children, was born in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Dorothea Marie (née Wirth), a homemaker, and James Jefferson Allen, a gas station owner. She has an older brother, David, and two older sisters, Mary and Lynn. Allen attended Rochelle Township High School, and was voted most likely to succeed. She first attended Eastern Illinois University, performing in
Junko Takeuchi (竹内 順子, Takeuchi Junko, born April 5, 1972 in Saitama) is a Japanese voice actress employed by Love Live.
Taking a well-trod path by many voice actresses, she often voices young male characters with generally very quirky and goofy personalities. Her most notable recent roles are in Naruto, where she plays the main character, Naruto Uzumaki, in Hunter x Hunter as Gon Freecss and in Medabots as Metabee, and in Inazuma Eleven as Mamoru Endou. She is also the Japanese voice of Gumball Watterson on The Amazing World of Gumball.
Leading roles in bold.
Kevin McKidd (born 9 August 1973) is a Scottish television and film actor and director. Before playing the role of Owen Hunt in Grey's Anatomy, McKidd starred in such roles as Tommy in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting (1996), Count Vronsky in the BBC miniseries Anna Karenina (2000), and Lucius Vorenus in the historical drama series Rome (2005–2007). He is also known for playing the voice over part of John "Soap" MacTavish in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
McKidd was born and brought up in Elgin, in the north-east of Scotland, the son of Kathleen, a secretary, and Neil McKidd, a plumber. He attended Seafield Primary School and Elgin Academy, and was a member of the local amateur dramatic group, Moray Youth Theatre. Planning to study engineering, he attended the University of Edinburgh, but dropped out and instead enrolled at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh to study drama. He also joined Edinburgh University's student theatre company, Bedlam Theatre where he performed as a member of the improvised comedy troupe The Improverts.
After playing Tommy in Trainspotting, McKidd was cast as Father Deegan in the 1996 Christmas episode of Father Ted.
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (born October 16, 1966) is an American voice actress, ADR director, writer, and singer best known for her extensive English-language dubbing of various anime, and her singing in multiple games from the Silent Hill series, as well as the movie adaptation and Dance Dance Revolution EXTREME. She has also had several movie roles. She is married to noted voice actor Daran Norris. Mary was a counselor at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Intelochen, Michigan. She is also the winner of an American Anime Award.
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn has also been credited as Melissa Williamson and Anna Top. She has been the English counterpart of Atsuko Tanaka at least four times: both of them have played Jaguara in Wolf's Rain, Rosso the Crimson in Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell series, and Cassandra in Reign: The Conqueror. She was a Guest of Honor at Anime Expo 2007, Long Beach, and won the 2007 American Anime Award for Best Female Voice Actress for her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Rosalind Ayres (born 7 December 1946 in Birmingham, Warwickshire) is an English actress. Active since 1970, Ayres is well known for her role in the 1997 film Titanic, in which she played Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon.
Ayres has appeared in numerous films and television series, including regular performances in Armchair Thriller, Penmarric, Play for Today, The Bounder, Father's Day and Trevor's World of Sport. She has acted in and directed numerous audio plays for L.A. Theatre Works and Hollywood Theater of the Ear.
Ayres appeared on the BBC One semi-improvised sitcom Outnumbered as Gran in series 3 (2010) for the episodes 'The Family Outing' and 'The Internet'. She returned as Gran in the first episode of series four (2011) named 'The Funeral'.
Ayres married actor Martin Jarvis on 23 November 1974 in Ealing and she has two stepsons. Jarvis played the husband of her character in Titanic.
Stuart Scott Bullock (born May 7, 1956), best known as S. Scott Bullock, is an American voice actor, known for such roles as "Edgar, the Jersey Cow" (Barnyard: The Original Party Animals, Back at the Barnyard), Thunder in (Teen Titans), Captain Bones and Lens McCracken (Crashbox), Lamont (Gargoyles), King Goobot V (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), "Primarch Galenth Dysley" / "Barthandelus" (Final Fantasy XIII), and Hades (Kid Icarus: Uprising).
He also supplied the voice of Mr. Elliot in Invader Zim, Dash Baxter in Danny Phantom, and Dr. Damage in Butt-Ugly Martians. Bullock also appeared on camera in films and shows, such as Defending Your Life as Daniel's Father, and Murder, She Wrote as a taxi driver, and Life Stinks as an outraged party guest. Bullock is the great nephew of writer, composer, and lyricist Walter Bullock.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane(/ˈsɛθ ˈwʊdbɛri mɪkˈfɑrlən/; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director and singer. He created the animated sitcom Family Guy and co-created American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters.
A native of Kent, Connecticut, MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory and I Am Weasel, before creating his own series for 20th Century Fox entitled Family Guy in 1999. MacFarlane went on to co-create American Dad! in 2005, and The Cleveland Show in 2009 for Fox. He also went on to serve as executive producer on the Fox sitcom The Winner.
As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Kraus in Guillermo del Toro's
Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English film, television and stage actor, who has had a distinguished career on stage and screen. He is most widely known for his television and film roles, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, or Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men film series.
In 1993, TV Guide named him the best dramatic television actor of the 1980s.
Stewart was born on 13 July 1940 in Mirfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is the son of Gladys (née Barrowclough), a weaver and textile worker, and Alfred Stewart, a Regimental Sergeant Major in the British Army and has two older brothers Geoffrey (b. 1925) and Trevor (b. 1935).
Stewart's father served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and then the Parachute Regiment during the Second World War, having previously worked as a general labourer and as a postman. As a result of his wartime experience during the Dunkirk evacuation, his father suffered from what was then known as shell shock (Post-traumatic stress disorder). In a 2008 interview, Stewart said: "My father was a very potent individual, a very powerful man who got what he
Penn Dayton Badgley (born November 1, 1986) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Dan Humphrey on the CW television series Gossip Girl. He has also starred in the movies John Tucker Must Die, The Stepfather, Easy A, and Margin Call.
Badgley was born in Baltimore, Maryland and split his childhood years between Woodlake, Virginia and Seattle, Washington. He attended Woolridge Elementary, where his mother, Lynne, became PTA president, then he transferred to the honors program at Swift Creek Elementary. He enjoyed playing youth soccer where his dad coached. He attended Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, Washington. Also Penn was involved with the Seattle Children's Theatre. He soon began doing voice-overs for children's radio stations.
At age 11, Badgley relocated to Hollywood and began pursuing an acting career. Badgley also pursued a singing career during this time and recorded a pop single in 1998. At the age of 14, Penn completed his California High School Proficiency Exam and began attending Santa Monica City College. He was later accepted at University of Southern California (USC), where he deferred admission due to contractual obligations.
Badgley's first credit
Emily Anne Hart (born May 2, 1986) is an American actress. She is the younger sister of actress Melissa Joan Hart.
Emily Hart was born in Sayville, New York, the daughter of television producer Paula Hart and William Hart. She has six sisters (three of whom are half-sisters) and one brother. Her stepfather (since 1994) is television executive Leslie Gilliams.
Her older siblings Melissa, Trisha Hart, Elizabeth Hart and Brian Hart have all been in show business to varying degrees, as have younger half-sisters Alexandra Hart-Gilliams and Samantha Hart-Gilliams. Half-sister Mackenzie Hart is not in show business.
Emily Hart started acting influenced by her older sister Melissa.
In 1998, she won a Young Artist Award for her role in the television movie The Right Connections. She was also nominated that year for a guest appearance on the series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which her sister Melissa Joan Hart starred in. A later episode of that series, entitled "Witchright Hall", served as a pilot for a possible spin-off series starring Hart as Sabrina's younger cousin Amanda, but the show was not picked up by the WB.
In 1999, Hart was cast in the title role of Sabrina: The Animated Series,
Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998; né Hartmann) was a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and graphic artist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Hartman and his family moved to the United States when he was 10. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in graphic arts, he designed album covers for bands like Poco and America. Feeling the need for a more creative outlet, Hartman joined the comedy group The Groundlings in 1975 and there helped comedian Paul Reubens develop his character Pee-wee Herman. Hartman co-wrote the screenplay for the film Pee-wee's Big Adventure and made recurring appearances on Reubens' show Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Hartman became famous in the late 1980s when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He won fame for his impressions, particularly of President Bill Clinton, and he stayed on the show for eight seasons. Called "the Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other cast members, Hartman won a Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL work in 1989. In 1995, after scrapping plans for his own variety show, he starred as Bill McNeal in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio. He
Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films including Heavyweights, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, Tropic Thunder, Greenberg, Madagascar 1, 2, and 3 and Night at the Museum 1 and 2. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.
Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $73 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.
Stiller was born in New York City. His father,
Courtenay Taylor (a.k.a. Courtenay Kellen Taylor, born Courtenay Kellen Dennis in San Francisco, California on July 19, 1969) is an American actress.
Taylor is known for her voice-over roles in many video games. She has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, and commercials. Taylor stars in the French comedy thriller film Rubber, which was directed by Quentin Dupieux. Rubber was a Cannes 2010 selection.
Courtenay Taylor was married to Welsh former footballer and the current assistant manager of Caersws F.C. David Taylor.
Greggory "Gregg" Berger (born December 10, 1950; St. Louis, Missouri) is an American voice actor, who is known for his iconic role as Odie the dog from the Garfield franchise. His other roles include Grimlock from The Transformers, Mysterio and Kraven the Hunter from Spider-Man, Agent Kay from Men in Black: The Series, The Gromble from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Captain Blue from Viewtiful Joe, Eeyore from Kingdom Hearts II, and The Thing from Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
James Hong (traditional Chinese: 吳漢章; simplified Chinese: 吴汉章; pinyin: Wú Hànzhāng; born February 22, 1929) is an American actor and former president of the Association of Asian/Pacific American Artists (AAPAA). A prolific acting veteran, Hong's career spans over 50 years and includes more than 350 roles in film, television, and video games.
Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Frank W. Hong, immigrated from Hong Kong to Chicago via Canada, where he owned a restaurant. Hong's grandfather was from Taishan, China. For his early education, Hong moved to Hong Kong, and returned to the United States at age ten. He studied civil engineering at the University of Southern California, but later became interested in acting and trained with Jeff Corey. Hong was a road engineer for Los Angeles County for 7½ years, acting during his vacations and sick days. He finally quit engineering for good to devote himself to acting and voice work full time.
James Hong has played in over 500 television and film roles. His career in show business began in the 1950s when he redubbed soundtracks of several Asian films, including the re-dubbing of characters Ogata (Akira Takarada) and Dr.
Matthew Mercer (born June 29, 1982 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) is an American voice actor, Script Writer, and Film Director.
His career had many Japanese anime, video games, cartoons, and radio commercials. He directed and produced the hit web-series There Will Be Brawl, which he voiced Kirby, Metaknight and Ganondorf. He has been a guest at conventions around the world, hosting at events such as Anime Expo, Anime Matsuri, Kollisioncon, and Ayacon. Mercer produced, alongside Jack Conway, the webseries Fear News With The Last Girl.
Matthew also appeared in the "Secret Wars Re-enactment Society" skit of Third Floor Productions' web-series "Geek Week" as Thor, as well as directing, co-writing, and editing Episode 6.
Oliver Wyman is an American voice actor who has worked on many animated features, television shows, and video games. He has also narrated over 150 audiobooks. His audiobook recordings have won five Audie Awards from the Audio Publisher's Association, fourteen Earphone Awards from AudioFile Magazine, and two Listen Up Awards from Publisher's Weekly. He is also known as Pete Zarustica. He is the brother of actor Nick Wyman.
Raymond Allen "Ray" Liotta (born December 18, 1954) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Henry Hill in the crime-drama Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese and his role as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams. He has won an Emmy Award and been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He is also known for starring as the protagonist, Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was adopted at the age of six months by Mary Liotta, an appointed township clerk, and Alfred Liotta, an auto parts store owner, personnel director, and the president of a local Democratic club. Both of his parents unsuccessfully ran for local office. Liotta had believed his biological parents were of Scottish and Italian descent, but eventually reunited with his biological mother and discovered that she is not of Italian descent. In 1973, Liotta graduated from Union High School in Union, New Jersey, and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1992. Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami, where he performed at the university's Jerry Herman Ring Theatre.
One of Liotta's earliest roles was as Joey Perrini on the soap opera
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint (born 24 August 1988) is an English actor, who rose to prominence playing Ron Weasley, one of the three main characters in the Harry Potter film series. Grint was cast as Ron at the age of 11, having previously acted only in school plays and at his local theatre group. From 2001 to 2011, he starred in eight Harry Potter films alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson.
Beginning in 2002, Grint began to work outside of the Harry Potter franchise, taking on a co-leading role in Thunderpants. He has had starring roles in Driving Lessons, a dramedy released in 2006, and Cherrybomb, a small budgeted drama released in 2010. Grint co-starred with Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt in Wild Target, a comedy. His first project following the end of the Harry Potter series will be Into the White, a 2012 anti-war release in which he stars as the main role.
Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint was born and brought up in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. His mother, Joanna Grint (née Parsons), is a housewife, and his father, Nigel Grint, is a memorabilia dealer. Grint is the eldest of five siblings. He attended St Joseph's Primary School in Hertford, a Roman Catholic primary school. While
Sean Christian Schemmel (born November 21, 1968 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American voice actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer who has worked for NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, Funimation Entertainment/OkraTron 5000, and DuArt Film and Video. He provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime and video game series.
He is known for voicing adult Goku, the main protagonist in the Dragon Ball series. In addition to his voice acting career, Schemmel is also an ADR Director and Script Writer for NYAV Post, where he has directed and adapted for English several Japanese anime series.
Stephen James Merchant (born 24 November 1974) is an English writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor. He is best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais, as the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom The Office, as the co-writer, co-director and a co-star of Extras, and as the co-host of The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook and television-show forms. The Ricky Gervais Show in radio form has won a bronze Sony Award.
Merchant appeared in the BBC TV series Life's Too Short in which he co-wrote and co-directs. He also voiced the character Wheatley in the popular 2011 video game Portal 2, co-developed the Sky1 travel series An Idiot Abroad, and performs as a stand-up comedian. He has won three BAFTA Awards, four British Comedy Awards, and an Emmy Award.
Merchant was born in Bristol, England, the son of Elaine (née Hibbs), a nursery nurse, and Ronald John Merchant, an insurance representative. He attended Hanham High School. As he has described in Xfm London shows and podcasts, Merchant was a very shy child, tending to focus more on school work as opposed to sport. His school yearbook predicted that he would enjoy
Yumi Tōma (Yumi Yoshida) (冬馬 由美 (吉田 由美), Tōma Yumi (Yoshida Yumi), born Yumi Nakagawa (中川 由美, Nakagawa Yumi) on December 20, 1966) is a Japanese singer and voice actress from Chiba. She has been part of the singing group Goddess Family Club. Tōma also works for Aoni Production. Because of her mature voice, she often plays strong, beautiful women.
Keith James Ferguson (born February 26, 1972) is an American voice actor, well known as the voice of Blooregard Q. Kazoo (or "Bloo" for short) on the Cartoon Network animated series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. He also provides a number of "sound-alike" portrayals in the VO industry including Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Indiana Jones in Robot Chicken and the voice of Lightning McQueen in Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales, filling in for Owen Wilson.
Ferguson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
After studying theatrical performance and creative writing at the University of the Pacific and University of Southern California, Ferguson worked behind the scenes in daytime television production while occasionally finding time to perform in local theatre productions and improvisation groups. Towards the end of his production career, he actively began his pursuit of a career in voice-over. In 1999, while working on what would turn out to be his last full-time position in TV production, a voice-over agent named Pat Brady, after discovering Ferguson the week prior in a voice-over workshop in Toluca Lake, California, and before even officially signing with him for
Nicholas Brendon (born April 12, 1971, as Nicholas Brendon Schultz in Los Angeles, California), is an American actor best known for his character Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003).
Nicholas Brendon was born Nicholas Brendon Schultz on April 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, three minutes after his identical twin brother, Kelly Donovan.
As a youth, he aspired to become a professional baseball player, but he "lost the passion for it" at 20. Instead, he decided to pursue acting in an attempt to overcome his stuttering problem, which had first become apparent at age 7 or 8, and had made him so fearful of speaking or interacting with strangers that he did not begin dating until 21 or 22. Brendon comments, "Every day I still have to remind myself to slow down and concentrate. Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off."
He gave up acting after two years because he "couldn't stand the politics in Hollywood." Brendon returned to school to study medicine, which didn’t work out; he also tried his hand at a variety of odd jobs, including plumber's assistant, veterinary janitor, day care
Vin Diesel (born Mark Sinclair Vincent; July 18, 1967) is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He became known in the early 2000s, appearing in several successful Hollywood films, including The Fast and the Furious and xXx. He founded the production companies One Race Films, Tigon Studios, and Racetrack Records.
Diesel was born in New York City, the son of Delora, a psychiatrist and astrologer. Diesel has white and black ancestry. He has described himself as "definitely a person of color" and stated that he is "of ambiguous ethnicity – Italian and a lot of other stuff." Diesel has never met his biological father, and was raised by his African-American stepfather, Irving, an acting instructor and theater manager. He made his stage debut at age seven when he appeared in the children's play Dinosaur Door, written by Barbara Garson. The play was produced at Theater for the New City in New York's Greenwich Village. His involvement in the play came about when he, his brother, and some friends had broken into Theater for the New City's space on Jane Street with the intent to vandalize it. They were confronted by the theater's artistic director, Crystal Field, who, instead of
Billy Murray (born 6 October 1941) is an English actor, best known for playing Don Beech in The Bill from 1995 to 2004, Johnny Allen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2005 to 2006, Captain John Price in the video games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Murray was born in East London and knew the gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray from Bethnal Green, who paid £400 for him to go to the East 15 Acting School, London as a teenager, because they "liked his attitude".
Billy made his acting debut in the 1963 film Two Left Feet where he played a minor uncredited role. He then had small roles in the films Poor Cow (1967), Corruption (1967), Up the Junction (1968) and Performance (shot 1968, released 1971).
In the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s he made appearances in a wide variety of television series such as Softly, Softly, The Sweeney, The Professionals, Minder, Bergerac and Casualty. He was among those considered for the role of Del Boy Trotter in the BBC TV series Only Fools and Horses before it finally went to David Jason.
In 1980, Murray played the part of "Joey" in the hit film McVicar. In the film, he was to help
Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily as bumbling, cocky, but internally self-conscious outsiders in comedy films, though he has played some dramatic roles. He is best known for his roles in School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre (2006), and Tropic Thunder (2008), and for his voice role in Kung Fu Panda (2008) and Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). Black was a member of the Frat Pack, a group of comedians who have appeared together in several Hollywood films, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He began his career in 1991 when he formed the satirical rock group Tenacious D with friend and fellow groupmate Kyle Gass. Black is the lead vocalist of the band.
Black was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of two satellite engineers, Judith (née Cohen), who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope, and Thomas William Black. His mother was born Jewish and his father converted to Judaism (Black attended Hebrew school and had a Bar Mitzvah). On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he said his surname may have come from the
Catherine Davis "Kate" Higgins (born August 16, 1969) is an American voice actress, singer, and jazz pianist. Born in Charlottesville, Virginia and grew up in Auburn, Alabama. She is best known as the English voice of Sakura Haruno in the hit anime series Naruto, Talho Yūki in Eureka Seven, C.C. in Code Geass and Saber in Fate/stay Night. In 2010, she is the new voice of Miles "Tails" Prower in the SEGA video game series Sonic the Hedgehog. also known as Kate Davis. She had two sons, Beckett in 2009 and her second son, Foster, in 2010 with her husband Jess Lofland.
Higgins earned a degree in music from Auburn University. She is a trained pianist who studied with the jazz one, Bob Richardson with voice acting, Higgins pursued her music career in jazz. She plays piano and has worked as a sideperson for many musicians. She released the first jazz album by her own name The Tide is Low in 2002. The second jazz album is Stealing Freedom. Her style of hard-bop is expressed in her jazz albums and she has played with other musicians like Katisse Buckingham, Justin Robinson, Roy Hargrove, Steven Bernstein, Tom Harrell, Eric Alexander, Marc Johnson, Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, Bobby
Fujiko Takimoto (瀧本 富士子, Takimoto Fujiko, born 6 November 1967) is a Japanese voice actress born in Osaka, Japan who is famous for her part in voicing child Link from The Legend of Zelda series. She is currently affiliated with Arts Vision.
Isshin Chiba (千葉 一伸, Chiba Isshin, born June 26, 1968 in Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan) is a Japanese voice actor who currently works for Arts Vision. Isshin has appeared in 35 movies since he first started acting in 1990. He is best known for doing the voice of Jin Kazama from the Tekken series.
John de Lancie (born March 20, 1948) is an American actor. He has been active in screen and television roles since 1977, though he is best known for his recurring role as Q on the various Star Trek series, as Discord on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, as Eugene Bradford on Days of our Lives, as Donald Margolis on Breaking Bad and as Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1.
De Lancie has produced and acted in several audio dramas based on classic science fiction stories for the production company Alien Voices, which he founded with Leonard Nimoy.
De Lancie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Andrea and John de Lancie, who was principal oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1954 to 1977, and in his time one of the best known oboists worldwide. He is married to actress-singer Marnie Mosiman, and they have two sons, Keegan and Owen.
De Lancie has appeared in numerous television series. He starred as Dr. Deroy in three television films of Emergency! (1977-1979): "The Steel Inferno", "The Convention" and "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing". In 1988, he played assassin Matthew Drake in the premiere episode of the Mission: Impossible revival series. He also starred in a
Katherine Kiernan Maria "Kate" Mulgrew (born April 29, 1955) is an American actress, most noted for her roles on Star Trek: Voyager as Captain Kathryn Janeway and Ryan's Hope as Mary Ryan. She has performed in many television shows, theater productions and movies, earning a variety of awards for her acting, including an Obie Award, a Golden Satellite Award and a Saturn Award. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Mulgrew is an active member of the Alzheimer's Association National Advisory Council and the voice of Cleveland's MetroHealth System.
Mulgrew was born in 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa, into an Irish Catholic family, to Thomas James "T.J." Mulgrew II, a contractor, and Joan Virginia Mulgrew (née Kiernan), an artist and painter. She attended Wahlert High School in Dubuque.
Aged 17, she was accepted at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in conjunction with New York University in New York City. Mulgrew left NYU after one year. During this time, to earn money while in New York Mulgrew was employed as a waitress at Friar Tuck, a now defunct restaurant previously at 914 Third Avenue.
Her early career included portraying Mary Ryan for two years on the ABC soap Ryan's
Patrick Howard "Pat" Fraley (born February 18, 1949) is an American voice actor, who is best known as the voice of Krang, Casey Jones and numerous other characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also a member of Voice and Speech Trainers of America.
His first role was in Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo where he did the voice of the Blue Scarab.
In 1985, he performed the voice of Ace and Barbecue on G.I. Joe and Hillbilly Jim on Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling. Also voiced Slick the turtle on ABC's The Littles. He later did the voices of Coach Frogface and Sludge on Galaxy High School.
In 1987, Fraley voiced 19 characters on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Antrax, Krang, Casey Jones, Dippy, Baxter Stockman, Barney Stockman, Hans, Zak the Nutrino, Granitor, Burne Thompson, Kazuo Saki, Napoleon Bonafrog, Obento, Raptor, Ray, Scumbug, Slash, Titanus and Vernon Fenwick. In the 1980s and 1990s he appeared in guest roles on cartoons such as Denver, the Last Dinosaur, Rainbow Brite, Garfield and Friends, Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, Tom and Jerry Kids Show, Little Clowns of Happytown, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Filmation's Ghostbusters, Goof Troop, Bonkers,
Patrick Pinney is an American voice actor. He attended college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he had many friends including assistant director Michele Panelli Venetis and San Francisco Bay area costumer Alison Barnwell Morris, with whom he costarred in "The Deputy" at the UOP Rotunda Theatre.
Pinney has provided voices for a number of animated characters, including Mighty Mouse in the short-lived Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (1987–1988), Pa Gorg, Uncle Traveling Matt, Flange Doozer, and "Additional Voices" in the animated version of Fraggle Rock, Chico the Bouncer in the hybrid live-action/animated film Cool World (1992), and the speaking voice of Painty the Pirate in SpongeBob SquarePants (1999–present). He supplied the voice of the Fish Ghoulie in the 1987 film Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College and voiced Stan in the video game The Curse of Monkey Island. Pinney has appeared on the stop-motion animation show Robot Chicken as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester, Ted Kennedy, Dick Cheney, and O. J. Simpson.
Vincent Corazza (born December 6, 1972) is a Canadian-born actor known for playing the role of Alden Jones in the television series Braceface.
Corazza began acting at the age of 10. He appeared in both leading and supporting roles in over 100 films, television shows, movies of the week and commercials combined. His credits include the 2003 feature film, Owning Mahowny in which he played the best friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as the television movie The Cheetah Girls for the Disney Channel. Other credits include guest appearances on The Famous Jett Jackson, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, JAG and Without a Trace, and a December 2006 appearance on the daytime drama General Hospital.
Along with his film and television career, Corazza's vocal career has spanned two decades. He has lent his voice talents to over 1000 radio and television commercials. Notable vocal/animation credits include, Alden on Braceface, Tuxedo Mask and Alan of Sailor Moon notoriety, Sam Sparks of Rescue Heroes and Shickadance of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective fame. He was also the voice of U.B.C.S. mercenary, Carlos Oliveira, in the PlayStation video game, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and the voice of
Yūko Miyamura (宮村 優子, Miyamura Yūko) (born December 4, 1972) is a Japanese voice actress, actress, J-pop singer and director of audiography. Her married name is Yūko Seki (関 優子, Seki Yūko), although she still works under her maiden name. Miyamura was born in Kobe, and graduated from the theater division of the Tōhō Gakuen College of Drama and Music. Her pet name is Miyamū (みやむー, Miyamū). She is married to stuntman Takayuki Seki and has two children: one daughter (born in 2004) and one son (born in 2011). She is best known for her roles as Asuka Langley Soryu in Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kazuha Toyama in Case Closed, and Angel Daisy/Hinagiku Tamano in Wedding Peach.
Miyamura has also released various CD albums as a singer. Additionally, she also had a short on-screen role in the movie Battle Royale as the video announcer of the event's rules. She is affiliated with Techno Sound as a sound director and Japan Action Enterprises as a voice actress. Miyamura was diagnosed with Graves' disease in May 2007 after suffering exophthalmos. She is currently living in Melbourne, Australia.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent (pronounced "fitty cent"), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, record producer, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His album Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA.
Born in the South Jamaica of Queens, New York City, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
Jackson has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, Nas, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Cam'ron, Puff Daddy, Rick Ross, and former G-Unit members The
Eliza Jane Schneider (born February 3, 1978) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, playwright, dialect coach and dialectologist, historian, and voice artist.
Schneider spent her formative years on a Chippewa Reservation with her two older brothers. Her father was a math and drama teacher at the School of Arts High School in Rochester, New York, where she graduated as salutatorian. She also participated in a theater program at Northwestern University's National High School Institute and graduated from UCLA as a world arts and cultures major. For her senior thesis, she made a cross-country road tour in a former ambulance studying regional dialects.
She succeeded voice actress Mary Kay Bergman (after Bergman's 1999 suicide) alongside Mona Marshall as the lead female voice actors on the animated cartoon series South Park, a position she held until 2003, when she left over a contract dispute. "I asked for a union contract, played hardball and walked," she told a journalist. She was replaced by April Stewart.
James Wesley Marsters (born August 20, 1962) is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike, a platinum-blond yobbish English vampire in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel, from 1997 to 2004. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the Superman-inspired series Smallville, the omnisexual time traveller Captain John Hart in British science-fiction show Torchwood and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. Marsters appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You and as the main antagonist, Piccolo, in the 2009 fantasy adventure film Dragonball Evolution. He appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the revival of Hawaii 5-0.
Marsters was born in Greenville, California, the son of a former minister and social worker. He grew up with his brother, Paul, and sister, Susan, in Modesto, California. Dreaming about becoming an actor since he played Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh in fourth grade, Marsters joined the theater group at Grace M. Davis High School acting in
Mercedes Rose is an American actress who was born in Salem, Oregon on March 22, 1972. She has appeared in five TV programs and seven movies, two of them were leading roles. She is also producer and actress in The Haunting of Sunshine Girl on YouTube. She also appeared in multiple games in the Mario franchise published by Nintendo as the voice of Rosalina in every game until Mario Kart 7.
Michael Andrew Hollick (born August 5, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for being the voice actor of Niko Bellic in Grand Theft Auto IV.
It is believed that he will not join in GTA V, when he came into conflict with Rockstar Games after the game's release because he believes that his salary is too low. He received $100,000 for 1 ½ years of work, compared to GTA IV which earned $600 million in total. If he participated in every other form of media, he would under these conditions have earned at least $1 million.
Hollick has appeared in plays like De La Guarda, Fuerzabruta on off-Broadway, and Tarzan and Jumpers on Broadway. Other credits include minor TV-roles on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Sex and the City. He is currently playing the villainous character Scar in the Las Vegas-production of The Lion King.
He is currently residing in Las Vegas. Hollick is married to actress Angela Tsai. On July 22, 2010, Angela gave birth to their son, Maxwell Ming Hollick.
Michael Shapiro is an American voice actor, most famous for the voices of Barney Calhoun and the G-Man in the computer games Half-Life, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Decay, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Games in which he is credited as "Mike Shapiro" are Blood II: The Chosen, its expansion pack, and Torin's Passage.
Ryan Drummond (born January 10, 1973 in Lima, Ohio), is an American voice actor, actor, singer, comedian, clown, and mime artist.
Drummond voiced Sonic the Hedgehog in several installments of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. He has been the bass vocalist in the A.Y.U. Quartet since 1991. He resides in San Francisco, California.
Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士, Nagasako Takashi, born February 24, 1964) is a Japanese voice actor from Wakayama Prefecture who works at Arts Vision. He is best known for his role as Donkey Kong in many of Nintendo's video games.
Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970) is an English actor. He is most notable for playing the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series, as well as for his roles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the Harry Potter films. More recently, Davis starred as himself in sitcom Life's Too Short, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Because of his dwarfism, Davis stands 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m) tall.
Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, to an insurance broker and his wife. Davis also has a younger sister. He was educated at Chinthurst School and later the City of London Freemen's School. When Davis was 11, his grandmother heard a radio advert calling for people who were 4 ft. tall or shorter to be in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. To Davis, who was a fan of the Star Wars films, it was a dream come true.
On the set of Return of the Jedi, Mark Hamill bought Davis every single Star Wars figure he did not have.
He was originally cast as an extra Ewok, but when Kenny Baker, who was originally going to be Wicket, fell ill, George Lucas picked Warwick to be the new Wicket after seeing how he carried himself as an Ewok. Davis based
James Jonah "Jim" Cummings (born November 3, 1952) is an American voice actor and singer, who has appeared in almost 100 roles. Some of his best known voicework include Darkwing Duck, as well as being the current voices of Winnie The Pooh, and Tigger. He has appeared in numerous animated movies including Aladdin, Shrek, The Lion King, and Princess and the Frog. He has also provided voice-over work for video games, such as Icewind Dale, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Star Wars: The Old Republic, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and Splatterhouse.
Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Cummings relocated to New Orleans, where he designed and painted Mardi Gras floats, worked as a river boat deck hand and sang and played drums in the regionally successful rock band, "FUSION".
He later married and moved to Anaheim, California, where he managed a video store in the early 1980s, before launching his voice-acting career in late 1984. Cummings and his wife Stephanie have two young daughters. Cummings also has two older children from a previous marriage.
At Disney, Cummings not only replaced Hal Smith as the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh in 1988 (Smith had replaced longtime actor Sterling Holloway in the
Lacey Nicole Chabert (born September 30, 1982) is an American actress and voice actress, known for her roles as Claudia Salinger in the television drama Party of Five and as Gretchen Wieners in the movie Mean Girls. She has also provided the voice of Eliza Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys TV show and two feature films, and Meg Griffin during the first production season of the animated sitcom Family Guy.
Chabert was born in Purvis, Mississippi, the daughter of Julie and Tony Chabert. Her father is a French-speaking Cajun from Louisiana who worked as a maintenance operations representative for an oil company. She has a younger brother, and two older sisters. She was "World's Baby Petite" in the "World's Our Little Miss Scholarship Competition" of 1985.
Chabert's first major role was as Claudia Salinger in Party of Five. Chabert made her debut to the big screen in the late 1990s starring as Penny Robinson in the fantasy-space thriller Lost in Space (1998). Since then, she has been the voice of Eliza Thornberry in the animated series The Wild Thornberrys, and has voiced Eliza in two movies, The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) and Rugrats Go Wild (2003). She provided the voice of Meg
Michelle Suzanne Ruff (born September 27, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actress known for her work in anime and video games. In her early voicework careers, she was credited as Georgette Rose as a pseudonym like her actual mother of the same name .
Ming-Na (Pinyin: Wēn Míng-Nà; born November 20, 1963) is a Macanese-born American actress. She has been credited with and without her family name, but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has been known by such variants of her name as Ming Na, Ming Na Wen, Ming-Na Wen and Ming Wen.
She is known for voicing Fa Mulan in the Mulan films and Kingdom Hearts video game series, and as Dr. Jing-Mei "Deb" Chen on the NBC Medical drama series ER. She was a regular on other notable TV shows such as As the World Turns, Vanished, and The Batman. She was also the series lead on her own show, Inconceivable, a Medical drama which was aired on NBC, but the show was short-lived and was cancelled after two episodes. In 2009, the actress returned to television as a series regular in the role of Camile Wray in Stargate Universe.
Besides television she is notable for starring in films such as The Joy Luck Club and Street Fighter.
Wen was born on Coloane Island, Macau, to Cantonese parents and lived in Hong Kong with her mother Lin (then working as a nurse) and her older brother, later moving to the United States as a child with her mother, older brother Jonathan, and stepfather
Nicholas "Nick" Bakay (/bəˈkaɪ/bə-KY; born October 8, 1959) is an American writer, actor, voice actor, comedian and sportscaster. He is best known as the voice of Salem Saberhagen on ABC/The WB's Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Sabrina: The Animated Series, and Norbert Beaver on The Angry Beavers. He played Karl on the Fox series 'Til Death as well as serving as a producer of the show until it was canceled by Fox.
Nick Bakay served as a writer on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. He is also the voice of Salem Saberhagen. Bakay also served as a writer for the cartoon series Sabrina, the Animated Series, and as the voice of Norbert on The Angry Beavers.
Bakay is also an avid sport writer and commentator. He writes a weekly column for NFL.com called "Nick Bakay's Manly House of Football", as well as occasional columns for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He appears on Sportscenter on ESPN Wednesday and Thursday mornings during NFL season, and has frequently done segments on NFL Total Access on NFL Network. Bakay also has guest hosted many episodes of Up Close and Talk2, as well as contributed to Jim Rome Is Burning and several other sports shows.
Early in his career he wrote the storylines
Patric Laine Zimmerman (born (1954-10-10)October 10, 1954 in Los Angeles, California) is an American voice actor.
He began his career in 1990, providing big voices for the animated television series Tale Spin and Tom & Jerry Kids. He voiced the character of Elroy Jetson in the film Jetsons: The Movie (Daws Butler, the original voice of Elroy, had died in 1988) that same year. from 1990 to 1993, He voiced Tyke in Tom & Jerry Kids The next year (1991), he did the voice of Augie Doggy and Dixie in Hanna-Barbera's Yo Yogi!.
He is the voice of Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, as well as the voice of Liquid Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
In 1995, Zimmerman appeared in person in the movie Stripteaser with Maria Ford and Rick Dean.
He was married to voice director Kris Zimmerman, until 1992/1993.
Earl Boen (born November 7, 1945 in New York City) is an American actor and voice actor. He is perhaps best known as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in the Terminator series. Boen reprised the role in both Terminator 2: Judgment Day, in which Silberman works at a mental institute where Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) is held, and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, where he appears in a single scene as he tries to console Kate Brewster (Claire Danes) before fleeing in panic at the sight of the Terminator. He is the only actor besides Arnold Schwarzenegger to appear in all of the first three films, and he is the only one to portray the same character.
Boen is also known to many TV viewers as the Harper family's pastor, Reverend Lloyd Meechum on the 1980s sitcom Mama's Family. His character was featured in several of the most memorable episodes (on both the network and syndicated versions). He also appeared as a clergyman in episodes of The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace, The Wonder Years, Boy Meets World, Seinfeld and Three's Company. He also appeared as Willie's boss in ALF. Other films in which he appeared include Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. (1981), The Man with Two Brains
Yvonne Strahovski (born Yvonne Strzechowski; 30 July 1982) is an Australian actress. Born in Australia to Polish immigrant parents, Strahovski speaks Polish and English. After graduating from the University of Western Sydney, she featured in a number of Australian television shows. She then starred as Sarah Walker in the American television series Chuck, a role for which she is widely known. She is also noted as the voice and model of Miranda Lawson in the Mass Effect trilogy.
Strahovski was born in Campbelltown, a suburb of Sydney, as Yvonne Strzechowski to Peter and Bozena Strzechowski. Her parents had emigrated from Warsaw, Poland. She adopted the more phonetic spelling of Strahovski as her stage name at Chuck, which was at producer Josh Schwartz's behest for the sake of easier pronunciation. Strahovski's father is an electronic engineer, and her mother works as a lab technician. Strahovski started acting when she played Viola in a school production of Twelfth Night.
She spent her high school years attending Santa Sabina College, Strathfield. She graduated from University of Western Sydney's Theatre Nepean in 2003.
Strahovski started her career in Australia appearing in film and
Catherine Wilder Disher (born June 22, 1960 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian actress who has won two Gemini Awards. One for Best Actress for her role in the Canadian mini-series Snakes & Ladders, and in 2010 for her role in The Border. She was also nominated for her role as Dr. Natalie Lambert in the Forever Knight TV series.
Disher graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1978 and later from the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.
She had a supporting role on T. and T., the legal/action series starring Mr. T, and had another supporting role in the second season of the War of the Worlds series. From 1992 to 1996 she starred in Forever Knight. Currently she plays Maggie Norton on the Canadian television series The Border, and provides additional voices on the PBS Kids/CBC Kids series Super WHY!.
Apart from her work as an actor, Disher does commercials and voice work for animated series (see list below).
She was formerly married to her X-Men co-star Cedric Smith, 17 years her senior, with whom she had a son, Darcy Montgomery Smith, in 1993.
She does not attend fan conventions, want fan clubs in her name, or make public appearances in general due to an
Deem Reginald Bristow (April 11, 1947 - January 15 2005) was an American actor. With the majority of his roles being voice. He was probably best known for his voice role as Doctor Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He collapsed Sunday, Jan. 15, 2005 at a singles dance and died shortly thereafter after at Sharp hospital in San Diego.
It has been long believed that Bristow's death resulted in Sega using the voice actors from 4Kids Entertainment until 2010, but the decision to replace the cast was made shortly before Bristow's death.
Harvey Forbes Fierstein (born June 6, 1952) is an American actor and playwright, noted for the distinction of winning Tony Awards for both writing and originating the lead role in his long-running play Torch Song Trilogy, about a gay drag-performer and his quest for true love and family, as well as writing the award-winning book to the musical La Cage aux Folles. He has since become a champion for gay civil rights.
Fierstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jacqueline Harriet (née Gilbert), a school librarian, and Irving Fierstein, a handkerchief manufacturer. Raised Jewish, Fierstein is now an atheist.
Fierstein occasionally writes columns about gay issues. He was openly gay at a time when very few celebrities were. His careers as a stand-up comic and female impersonator are mostly behind him. Fierstein resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
The gravel-voiced actor is perhaps best known for the play and film Torch Song Trilogy, which he wrote and starred in both Off-Broadway (with the young Matthew Broderick) and on Broadway (with Estelle Getty and Fisher Stevens). The 1982 Broadway production won him two Tony Awards, for Best Play and Best Actor in a Play, two Drama Desk
Jennifer Lee "Jen" Taylor (born on February 17, 1973 in Seattle, Washington) is an American voice actress best known for her role as Cortana in various Halo games and the Xbox 360 game "1 vs. 100".
Jen Taylor's first voice role was Sunny Day in Backyard Baseball. Since 1999 in Mario Golf, she has voiced Princess Peach and from 2001 Toad in various Mario games. More recently, she has voiced the role of Zoey in Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, Cate Archer in No One Lives Forever 2 and Jessica Cannon in the episodic FPS SiN Episodes. She also plays the voice of Keira Stokes in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. She also worked alongside David Scully on both Saw and Alien vs Predator 2.
Taylor also provided the voice of Cortana and Dr. Catherine E.Halsey in the Xbox and Xbox 360 Halo video game series. For the Legendary Edition release of Halo 3, Jen Taylor filmed The Cortana Chronicles: In Search of Fandom, in which she traveled across America meeting fans of the series. In 2002, she performed the audio version of Elizabeth Berg's novel, True to Form. She is also the voice talent for the character Chloe in the Hoyle Board and Card games series. Jen recently has taken the voice of the co-host
Jenna Leigh Green (born August 22, 1974) is an American actress and singer best known for her performances as Libby Chessler on the television show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and on Broadway and on tour in the musical Wicked.
Green was born Jennifer Leigh Greenberg in West Hills, California to an actress mother and a musician father. She was raised in Simi Valley, California with her twin sister Jessica and younger sister Becca in a family of actors and musicians. She began to perform in school and community theatre productions by age 12 and later began to appear in commercials and television programs, as well as a few made-for-TV movies.
After graduating from Simi Valley High School, Green appeared for several seasons as Libby Chessler in the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch beginning in 1996. She also performed in guest spots on television shows like ER and Dharma & Greg and participated in other Nickelodeon events such as The Big Help and the game show Figure It Out.
Her Los Angeles theatre experience includes The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, The Fantasticks, Romeo and Juliet and Into the Woods and West Side Story.
In 1999, Green was cast as Ivy in bare: a pop
Steve Valentine (born October 26, 1966) is a Scottish actor, musician and magician who has performed on stage and screen, but is best known for his role as the eccentric Nigel Townsend on NBC's crime drama Crossing Jordan. He recently starred in the Disney XD sitcom I'm in the Band as Derek Jupiter until its 2011 cancellation.
Valentine has been seen in films such as Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! and Foreign Correspondents, and has guest-starred on shows such as House M.D., Monk, Just Shoot Me, Will and Grace, Dharma & Greg and Charmed. He appeared as an art critic in Ringo Starr's Discover Card "Private Issue" commercials in 1995. Valentine hosted the Sci-Fi Channel's reality show Estate of Panic. He voiced the character of Alistair in Dragon Age: Origins as well as the character of Harry Flynn in the video game Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Beyond movies, Valentine is a rather accomplished magician, using this skill to occasionally portray magicians. He also is Mr. Moore in the recently aired Disney Channel movie Avalon High. His second Disney Channel Movie, the first being Don't Look Under the Bed. And he also was in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
Valentine lived in Los Angeles
Tiana Opium Benjamin (born 5 October 1984) is an English actress best known for playing Chelsea Fox in the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Benjamin trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in London.
Benjamin briefly appeared in the film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire as Angelina Johnson. She did not reprise the role in Order of the Phoenix due to conflicting schedules with the filming of EastEnders, but voiced the character for the video game adaptation. Her decision to leave EastEnders was announced on 2 April 2010.
Anthony Frank "Tony" Hawk (born May 12, 1968), nicknamed "The Birdman", is an American professional skateboarder and actor. Hawk is well known for completing the first documented 900 (900 degree aerial spin) and his licensed video game titles, distributed by Activision. He is widely considered to be one of the most successful and influential pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding.
In 2002, he created the "Boom Boom HuckJam", an extreme sports exhibition and tour that was launched in Las Vegas. Throughout his career, Hawk has made numerous appearances in films, other media, and his own series of video games. He has also been involved in various philanthropic activities, including his own Tony Hawk Foundation that helps to build skateparks in underprivileged areas.
Hawk was born in Carlsbad, California to Nancy and Frank Peter Rupert Hawk and was raised in San Diego, California. When Hawk was young, he was described as being "hyperactive," and his mother says that he was "so hard on himself and expected himself to do so many things." One time, Tony struck out in baseball and was so distraught that he hid in a ravine and had to be "physically coaxed out" by his father. His
Hisao Egawa (江川 央生, Egawa Hisao, born September 13, 1962) is a Japanese voice actor from Tokyo who works for Aoni Production. Egawa is most known for the roles of Shin'ichi Maki in Slam Dunk, Geki Kuroiwa in Brave Command Dagwon, Geki Hyūma and Goldymarg in The King of Braves GaoGaiGar, Killer Bee in Naruto Shippuden, and Falco Lombardi in the Star Fox series.
Amy Palant (born 1979) is an American voice actress and singer. Her most famous role is that of Miles "Tails" Prower in the English version of Sonic X and, from 2005, the video games of the franchise.
Palant studied voice acting at Edge Studio, under founder David Goldberg. She continues to work with the studio as a performer and a voice coach.
As a singer, Palant has performed with numerous bands, and was a founding member of the New York-based Alternate Folk band Bombshell, Now known as The Sells, formed in 2005. She left the band in 2006.
In addition to her voice work, Palant is a child psychotherapist, and operates a practice in New York.
Corey Mitchell Bringas (born on July 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), is an American child actor who voice acted Miles "Tails" Prower in the video game Sonic Adventure.
He was replaced by his brother Connor in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Shuffle, and William Corkery in Sonic Heroes, Sonic Battle and Sonic Advance 3 due to his voice changing because of puberty.
Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theatre, and television.
Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as action/superhero, period and romance characters. He is known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Australia, and Real Steel. Jackman is a singer, dancer, and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz.
In November 2008, Open Salon named Jackman one of the sexiest men alive. Later that same month, People magazine named Jackman "Sexiest Man Alive."
A three-time host of the Tony Awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on 22 February 2009.
Jackman was born in Sydney, New South Wales, the youngest of five children of English parents Chris Jackman and Grace Watson, and the second child to be born in Australia (he also has a younger half-sister, from his mother's re-marriage). One of his paternal great-grandfathers was Greek. His parents divorced when he was eight, and he remained with his
Jason Court is an actor and voice actor.
Court has had small parts in television and films. He starred in The Man in the Moon (1991) and A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988). He also appeared in various television shows, including Red Shoe Diaries and Diagnosis: Murder.
He used to work primarily as a voice-over artist for video games, where he is best known for playing Kyle Katarn in the full motion video scenes of the video game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997). This role was quite significant since he became the source of the character's looks in all subsequent appearances.
In 1999, he provided the voice of Kaleb in Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator.
Jeffrey Glen "Jeff" Bennett (born October 2, 1962) is an American voice actor and singer, best known as the voice of Johnny Bravo in the series of the same name. When voicing Johnny, he made his voice sound like that of Elvis Presley. He is also famous for voicing Petrie in The Land Before Time series from the second film onward, voicing Dexter's Dad in the Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory, and being the current voice of Disney's Mr. Smee.
Bennett also took over for two actors who played different characters in the Star Wars series: as Jango Fett who was originally portrayed by actor Temuera Morrison and as Count Dooku who was originally played by Christopher Lee in Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter. Bennett also played Jango Fett for Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds.
Bennett has been listed "among the top names in the voice-over field".
He is currently the voice of Smee in Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Dorkus in Planet Sheen, the spin-off series of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Kowalski in The Penguins of Madagascar, the spin-off series of Madagascar and Keswick on TUFF Puppy.
Bennett voices various characters in movies, TV shows, and video games. His
Jennifer Dale, née Ciurluini (born January 16, 1956), is a Canadian television, dancer, and actress.
She is the sister of Canadian actress Cynthia Dale. From 1980 to 1986 she was married to Robert Lantos; they have 2 children, Sabrina and Ariel.
She first entered the acting world in 1965, when she accompanied her sister to an audition.
In 1987, she appeared in the docudrama Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War, which deals with a feud between J. Edgar Hoover and the Kennedys, as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
She also voiced a character in Resident Evil 2, Annette Birkin.
In 2003, she received the Earle Grey Award recognizing her lifetime achievements in the Canadian entertainment industry.
Melissa Joan Catherine Hart (born April 18, 1976) is an American actress, writer, television director, television producer, singer and businesswoman. Hart is perhaps best known for her title roles in the television series Clarissa Explains It All (1991–94), the live action version of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–present).
Hart has been married to musician Mark Wilkerson since July 19, 2003; together, they have three children.
Hart was born April 18, 1976 in Smithtown, New York, on Long Island, the first child of Paula, a producer and talent manager, and William Hart, a carpenter, shellfish purveyor, clam hatchery worker, and entrepreneur. She grew up in nearby Sayville. Her parents had four other children after Melissa: Trisha, Elizabeth, Brian, and Emily. Her parents were divorced in the early 1990s, and she moved with her mother and siblings to New York City. In 1994 her mother married television executive Leslie Gilliams, and her father remarried also (Lisa Hart).
Melissa Hart was named after the Allman Brothers song "Melissa", while her middle name, Joan, came from her maternal grandmother. She chose Catherine as her confirmation name when
Richard Waugh is a Canadian voice actor, perhaps best known for providing the voice of Albert Wesker in the video games Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4. He also voiced Wesker in a fictional documentary titled Wesker's Report, as well as voicing various minor characters throughout the Resident Evil franchise. His distinctive approach to voicing the Wesker character has influenced the performances of subsequent actors in the role, including Jason O'Mara (in the film Resident Evil: Extinction) and D.C. Douglas.
Waugh spent six years with the Shaw Festival multiple award-winner for work in commercials. On television, he was a member of the repertory cast of the A&E TV series A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002). He also played the title role of Jimmy MacDonald in Jimmy MacDonald's Canada, a 2005 comedy mockumentary that ran on CBC. In film Richard Waugh starred alongside Timothy Dalton in the film Possessed. He also had a brief appearance in the film Ice Bound. He played an FBI agent in the 2003 remake of The In-laws.
Samuel Stewart "Sam" Witwer (born October 20, 1977) is an American actor and musician. He has appeared in individual episodes of numerous television shows as well as minor recurring characters in shows such as Battlestar Galactica, Davis Bloome aka Doomsday in Smallville, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Dexter. He also voiced, and gave his likeness to the main protagonist, Galen Marek/Starkiller, in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game and its sequel. He voiced The Son in Season 3 of the Clone Wars & Darth Maul in the final two episodes of the fourth season and will continue to voice him in Season 5 of Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He is also star of the US/Canadian remake of BBC's supernatural drama series Being Human on Syfy in the US and Space in Canada.
Witwer grew up in Glenview, Illinois, a small suburb outside of Chicago. He attended Glenbrook South High School, during which time he was involved in drama and theater classes, as well as being the lead singer of a high school band called "The Crashtones." He attended the Juilliard School for a time before moving to Los Angeles.
Witwer claims that his first on-screen credit was that of a Chicago
Elizabeth Alice "Beth" Broderick (born February 24, 1959) is an American actress famous for her portrayal of the character Zelda Spellman in the television sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch from 1996–2003 on ABC and then the Warner Bros. network.
Broderick was born in Falmouth, Kentucky and grew up in Huntington Beach, California. Even as a child, Beth was interested in theater. She graduated from high school at sixteen and then from the American Academy of Arts in Pasadena, California, at the age of eighteen. Afterwards, she moved to New York to pursue an acting career. Her mother's name is Nina Broderick. She has two sisters and one brother.
Billed as Beth Alison Broderick and later as Norris O'Neal, she made her debut in two adult films, In Love (1983) and Bordello: House of the Rising Sun (1985). Both roles portrayed her as a lesbian and were financially unsuccessful. Again as Norris O'Neal she appeared in the mainstream comedy Sex Appeal (1986). In 1986 she had small roles in If Looks Could Kill, Student Affairs, Young Nurses in Love, and Slammer Girls, a spoof of the women in prison film genre.
Her first significant role was in Stealing Home (1988) where she played the sexy
Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. (/ˈtʃiːdəl/; born November 29, 1964) is an American film actor and producer. Cheadle's breakout role came in Picket Fences and followed it with critically acclaimed performances in Devil in a Blue Dress, Rosewood and Boogie Nights. He then started a collaboration with director Steven Soderbergh that resulted in the movies Out of Sight, Traffic and Ocean's Eleven. Other memorable films include The Rat Pack, Things Behind the Sun, Academy Award for Best Picture winner Crash, Swordfish, Ocean's Twelve, Ocean's Thirteen, Reign Over Me, Talk to Me, Traitor and Iron Man 2.
In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and co-authored a book concerning the issue titled Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond. Along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub, Cheadle co-founded the Not On Our Watch Project, an organization focusing global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities. In 2010, Cheadle was
Kevin Michael Richardson (born October 25, 1964) is an American actor and voice actor who is well known for his wide variety of voice work since the early 1990s. He is also known for being the voice of Chairman Drek in the video game "Ratchet & Clank", Tartarus in the video game Halo 2, Robert Hawkins in Static Shock and as Captain Gantu in Lilo & Stitch. He provides the voice of Cleveland Brown, Jr. in The Cleveland Show as well as Bulkhead in Transformers Prime.
A classically-trained actor and a native of the Bronx, New York, Richardson first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program. As a result of this he earned a scholarship to Syracuse University and a spot on a PBS special directed by the esteemed late John Houseman.
Richardson has usually portrayed villainous characters due to his deep and powerful voice.
His credits include Captain Gantu from Stitch! The Movie, Shnitzel from Chowder (The first episode; later replaced by John DiMaggio), Goro in Mortal Kombat, the second voice of Skulker on Danny Phantom, Sarevok in the Baldur's Gate series, Jolee Bindo in Star Wars: Knights of the
Mark Meer is a Canadian actor, writer and improvisor, based in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a core company member of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning live improvised soap opera Die-Nasty, and was the first performer to complete the annual 53-hour long Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon without sleep. He is also a member of Rapid Fire Theatre and a founder of the sketch comedy/improv troupe Gordon's Big Bald Head. He hosts the monthly 'Euro-style' improv variety show Oh Susanna! and is a performer and writer on both CBC Radio's sketch comedy programThe Irrelevant Show and APTN's CAUTION: May Contain Nuts. His voice is featured in a number of games from BioWare Corp. including Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Jade Empire, Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening, and Dragon Age II. However, he is best known for his roles in 2007's Mass Effect and its sequels, 2010's Mass Effect 2 and 2012's Mass Effect 3, in which he stars as the voice of the male version of the player character, Commander Shepard. Meer will also be starring as the protagonist Colonel Jon Grissom in an upcoming fan film based on the Mass
Masahiro Sakurai (桜井 政博, Sakurai Masahiro) (born August 3, 1970) is a Japanese video game designer of the Kirby and the Super Smash Bros. series on Nintendo platforms, currently Director of Software Development for his companies Sora Ltd. and Project Sora. He is also the author of a weekly column for Famitsu magazine and has developed a cult following for his streamlined, yet deep gameplay.
One of Sakurai's earliest experiences in the video game industry began when he worked for HAL Laboratory, where he created the character Kirby at age 19 and directed his first title, Kirby's Dream Land. Sakurai left HAL on August 5, 2003, ending his work on the Kirby series. Reasons for his departure are said to be because he was seeking more freedom and was disappointed there, but most of all Sakurai grew tired of the sequelization from HAL.
On September 30, 2005, Sakurai announced that he had formed his own company, Sora. Two titles have been announced to be in development but any information on the titles (other than that they are in development) has not yet been divulged. As for the future of the Super Smash Bros. series, Nintendo and HAL Laboratory's President Satoru Iwata, during the
Steve Sheppard-Broadie (died June 19, 2001) was a US-based voice actor.
Broadie is best known for providing the voice of E-102 Gamma and the Echidna chief Pachacamac in SEGA's video-games Sonic Adventure. He also voiced the President in Sonic Adventure 2 and Michael Reynolds in Illbleed.
Steve Broadie died of natural causes in Los Angeles, CA, on June 19, 2001. which was the same day Sonic Adventure 2 was released in North America. At the end of the Frogger: The Great Quest credits they incorporated In Memory of Steve Brodie.
Amber Nicole Benson (born January 8, 1977) is an American actress, writer, film director, and film producer. She is best known for her role as Tara Maclay on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also directed, produced and starred in her own films Chance (2002) and Lovers, Liars & Lunatics (2006). She is also co-director with Adam Busch (with whom she worked on Buffy) of Drones.
Benson was born January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama to Edward Benson, a psychiatrist, and Diane Benson. She has a younger sister, Danielle, who is an artist. She had a mixed Christian and Jewish upbringing (her father was Jewish and her mother was Christian).
As a child, Benson studied music and dance, and performed in the Birmingham Children's Ballet, as well as in local theater. She attended high school (one of her classmates being Joey Fatone) in Orlando, Florida after her family moved there, in part to help Amber pursue acting opportunities, the most prominent of which was an unsold television series called Kids' News, in which Amber was to have been one of two main anchors. The Bensons then relocated to Los Angeles, and Amber began to very quickly land roles in films and on
Charisma Lee Carpenter (/kəˈrɪzmə liː ˈkɑːrpəntər/; born July 23, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, for which she was nominated for four Saturn Awards.
Carpenter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, the daughter of Chris, a bird sanctuary worker, and Don Carpenter, a salesman. She is of French and German descent on her father's side and Cherokee and Spanish descent on her mother's side. Her parents named her after an Avon perfume. Carpenter attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas; she was also a part of a song-and-dance troupe which performed in the Las Vegas area beginning when she was nine. When she was 15, her family moved to Rosarito city, Mexico and then to San Diego where she attended Bonita Vista High School and Chula Vista School of the Creative and Performing Arts. After graduation, Carpenter traveled throughout Europe. Once she returned to San Diego again, she worked as a video store clerk, an aerobics instructor, and in property management. In 1991, she worked as a San Diego Charger cheerleader. In 1992, she moved to Los Angeles.
While swimming in San
Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He was also recognized for his appearances in motion pictures such as Armageddon, The Whole Nine Yards, The Scorpion King and Daredevil, as well as voice acting roles in works such as Brother Bear and Kung Fu Panda.
Duncan was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in a single-parent household with his sister, Judy, and mother, Jean Duncan (a house cleaner), after his father left. He always wanted to act, but had to drop out of the Communications program at Alcorn State University to support his family when his mother became ill. Duncan's large frame—6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) and 315 pounds (142 kg)—helped him in his jobs digging ditches for the People's Gas Company and being a bouncer at several Chicago clubs. Duncan also played basketball at Kankakee Community College and for one season at Alcorn State.
In 1979, he participated in the Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park, home of the Chicago White Sox, where he was among the first 100 people to run onto the
Simon Templeman is an English voice actor known for his role as Kain in the video game series Legacy of Kain, and as Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir in Dragon Age: Origins. He is also known as Simon Templeton. He is married to character actress Rosalind Chao with whom he has a son and daughter.
Stephen Dorff (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade, Cecil B. DeMented, and Space Truckers.
Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Nancy and Steve Dorff, who is a composer and music producer. He has described himself as "half Jewish" (on his father's side). He was raised in Los Angeles, where his father worked, and began acting as a child, appearing in commercials for Kraft and Mattel. Dorff attended several private schools, and was expelled from five of them.
Dorff started acting in the late 1980s, landing only minor roles at first. He guest appeared in television programs such as Diff'rent Strokes, Blossom, Roseanne, Married With Children. He appeared in the television movies In Love and War, I Know My First Name is Steven and What a Dummy. Dorff's first major film role was in The Gate (1987), a horror film about a boy who, along with a friend, discovers a hole in his back yard that is a gateway to Hell. In 1992 he starred in The Power of One opposite Sir John Gielgud and Daniel Craig.
He is known for his part as the evil vampire Deacon Frost in
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961), professionally known as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer. After minor roles in film and television, Ryan became a movie star in 1989 when she appeared in When Harry Met Sally.... Over the next 15 years she played leading roles in several romantic comedy films, including Sleepless in Seattle (1993), French Kiss (1995), Addicted to Love (1997), City of Angels (1998), You've Got Mail (1998), and Kate & Leopold (2001), grossing a total of over $870 million worldwide. In 1995, Time critic Richard Corliss called her "the current soul of romantic comedy".
Ryan (née Hyra) was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, the daughter of Susan Jordan (née Duggan) – a former actress and English teacher – and Harry Hyra, a math teacher. Both Susan and Harry were raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. Harry was an all state basketball player. Ryan's mother had appeared in one television commercial and later worked briefly as an assistant casting director in New York City. She supported and encouraged her young daughter's study of acting. Ryan has two sisters, Dana and Annie, and a brother, musician Andrew Hyra, of the band Billy Pilgrim. Her
Timothy James "Tim" Curry (born 19 April 1946) is a British actor, singer, composer and voice actor, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film and television productions. Curry first became well known with his breakthrough role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, reprising the role he played in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show, then later for his supporting roles as Rooster in the film adaption of Annie (1982), Lord of Darkness in the film Legend (1985), Wadsworth in the film Clue (1985) as well as a starring role as Pennywise the Clown in the horror TV miniseries It (1990), which is one of Curry's most acclaimed performances aside from Rocky Horror.
He voiced Nigel Thornberry, the father in the Nickelodeon children's TV show The Wild Thornberrys. He originated the role of King Arthur in the Broadway hit Monty Python's Spamalot. He is notable for often playing or voicing villainous characters in film. Curry resides in Beverly Hills, California and London.
Curry's father, James, was a Methodist chaplain in the Royal Navy, and his mother, Patricia, was a school secretary. Curry was born
Richard Kinard Sanders (born August 23, 1940) is an American actor best known for playing the quirky news anchorman Les Nessman on the television sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati.
Sanders was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Thelma S. and Henry Irvine Sanders. He was enrolled in the Fine Arts Department at Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University) as an acting major from 1958-62. There he was a classmate of Rene Auberjonois and Aubrey Wilson, among others.
After graduation, Sanders studied Shakespearean theatre in England on a Fulbright Scholarship, and served a stint with the Peace Corps in Brazil.
Sanders joined Gordon Jump and Frank Bonner in reprising his original WKRP role on The New WKRP in Cincinnati in the early 1990s. He has guest appeared on other television shows, including Lou Grant, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Alice, Newhart, Murder, She Wrote and Married...with Children, and has also acted in the mini-series Roots: The Next Generations and the Robert De Niro/Cuba Gooding Jr. film Men of Honor.
Besides being an actor, Sanders is a screenwriter, having written, among other works, several episodes of WKRP in Cincinnati. In 1993, he
Robin David Sachs (born 5 February 1951) is an English actor.
Sachs was born in London, the son of actors Leonard Sachs and Eleanor Summerfield. He has been twice married: to Welsh actress Siân Phillips (1979–1991), and to Casey Defranco.
Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor, known for his roles as Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard, Knowle Rohrer in The X-Files, Marcus Hamilton in Angel, and Chad Shelten in Day Break. He also established a cult following as Jayne Cobb in Firefly. More recently, he starred as Colonel John Casey on Chuck, as well as provided the voice of Decepticon Breakdown in Transformers: Prime.
Appearing in a large number of films since 1980, Baldwin rose to prominence as the troubled outcast Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard (1980) and moved on to bigger roles in D.C. Cab (1983), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000) and Serenity (2005)—in which he reprises his role as the mercenary Jayne Cobb from the television series Firefly. His other work includes Radio Flyer (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The X-Files (Knowle Rohrer), Smoke Jumpers (1996), The Cape, Men in Black: The Series, Stargate SG-1, Angel, The Inside, NCIS, the 2005 remake of The Poseidon Adventure, Bones (2006) one episode as Special Agent Jamie Kenton. He also starred in the ABC series Day Break as
Ben Cullum is a United Kingdom based musician, composer and record producer of Anglo-Burmese background, and the brother of Jamie Cullum. He acquired a music degree in London and worked for a short time as a session bass guitarist. Soon after, he joined a the UK based video game developer, Rare Ltd, and worked for four years as a composer for console games, providing the voice for characters including Falco Lombardi from the Star Fox series. Currently Cullum is working as a songwriter/programmer/producer/musician.
His first single, "Can't Get Better Than This", was released in 2005, on the house label DTPM Recordings, and has been remixed by Dab Hands and Ashley Beedle. His music is published by Chrysalis Records, and he is the songwriter of "These Are the Days", the debut single by his brother Jamie's album Twentysomething, for which he also wrote "It's About Time". Ben also co-wrote "Mind Trick" and "My Yard" for Jamie's follow-up "Catching Tales", and co-wrote "Mixtape" and "Music Is Through" on Jamie's 2009 album The Pursuit (in addition to a U.S./Canada bonus track, "I Love This").
Cullum is currently working and touring with The Egg. Although he has been collaborating with
Daniel Frederick Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. His notable works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, voice acting as Shaun Hastings for the Assassin's Creed game series, and the TV series How to Start Your Own Country.
He lives in London, with his wife, an Australian publicist. Throughout Danny's books, his wife is referred to as "Lizzie", at her request.
Wallace was born in Dundee, Scotland and attended Park Place Primary School, also growing up in Loughborough and Bath, England. He began writing reviews for video game magazines at the age of 13 for school work experience: a reviewer had become ill and so Wallace was given the opportunity to review a game. At 18 he started writing comedy, mainly through the magazine Comedy Review. He specialised in media studies at the University of Westminster.
At 22, he became a BBC producer. He was part of the production team behind British Comedy Award-winning Dead Ringers, the original producer of the critically acclaimed cult hit The Mighty Boosh, and the creator and producer of Ross Noble Goes Global.
As a journalist, Wallace has worked for The
Glynnis Talken Campbell (born in California) is a romance author, composer, musician and voiceover artist, and is married to bass guitarist Richard Campbell. Glynnis Campbell studied music at California State University, Chico. Her first romantic novel, My Champion, was nominated for a Romance Writers of America's RITA award for Best First Book, and in 2009 was awarded "Book Buyers Best" Historical Romance for her novel "Danger's Kiss" written under the pen name Sarah McKerrigan.
After college, Campbell moved to Los Angeles, where she joined all-girl rock band The Pinups signed to CBS records. After a short time, she left the band, but quickly found work doing voice-overs while composing music scores with her husband for Coronet Films.
She was given the role of Julie Winters in an MTV animated series based on a graphic novel called The Maxx. Campbell has said the staff of computer games company Blizzard Entertainment saw this performance and requested her services to add voice-overs for a collection of characters from Diablo and StarCraft. Campbell's moody work with the voiceover for Sarah Kerrigan was instrumental in setting the game's atmosphere and for developing the plot. A
Jamie Michael Waylett (born 21 July 1989) is an English actor known for his portrayal of Vincent Crabbe in six of the Harry Potter films. In 2012, Waylett was jailed for his role in the 2011 England riots.
Waylett was born in Kilburn, London, the youngest of four children, and lived in Camden, North London.
While he was a student at Emmanuel Primary School, his photograph was taken as part of a general auditioning process for the Harry Potter films. Initially considered for the part of Dudley Dursley, after an audition at Leavesden Studios in front of director Chris Columbus he was cast as Vincent Crabbe. On 9 August 2009, fellow Harry Potter star Joshua Herdman announced that Waylett would not be returning for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final instalment in the film series. The role of Waylett's character in the plot was taken over by Herdman's character.
On 7 April 2009, Waylett and a friend were pulled over by police after Waylett took a photograph of the officers' car as they drove past. The officers then searched their vehicle, finding a knife and eight bags of cannabis. Other images on the camera led police to Waylett's mother's house, where additional
Jim Ross Meskimen (born September 10, 1959) is an American comedian, impressionist, and actor, known for his work on the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and as the voice of President George W. Bush and other politicians for the internet Jib Jab animated shorts. He voices Thom Cat, Neighbor John, and Stumpy in Random! Cartoons.
Meskimen was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of actors Marion Ross and Freeman Meskimen. Meskimen portrayed the father of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's characters in the 2000 direct-to-video film Our Lips Are Sealed. He is a Scientologist.
Meskimen is possibly most well known as an impressionist. He has toured various U.S. cities with his one-man act of celebrity impersonations and his own created character personas, entitled "Jimpressions". His impersonation talents went viral on YouTube in 2011.
His repertoire of impersonations includes, not is not limited to:
Joseph 'Joe' McFadden (born on 9 October 1975 in Glasgow) is a television actor (Take the High Road, Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll, The Crow Road). He is also known for playing PC Joe Mason in Heartbeat and has starred in such films as The Trouble with Men and Women, Dad Savage and Small Faces.
On stage he has appeared in productions as diverse as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Rent and Rainbow Kiss.
He was educated at Holyrood R.C. Secondary School in Glasgow where drama teacher Camille Skilling saw his potential and recommended him for a small part in Taggart.
On 8 August 2009, it was announced that McFadden will be a guest star in Casualty. He will play Alistair, a homeless man who bonds with one of the paramedics.
Liam John Neeson, OBE (born 7 June 1952) is an Irish actor, who has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and three Golden Globe Awards. He has starred in a number of notable roles including Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List, Michael Collins in Michael Collins, Peyton Westlake in Darkman, Bryan Mills in Taken, Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey, Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins, and the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.
He starred in other notable films such as Excalibur, The Dead Pool, Nell, Rob Roy, Les Misérables, The Haunting, Love Actually, Kingdom of Heaven, Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, Unknown and The Grey, as well as smaller arthouse films (e.g. Deception, Breakfast on Pluto, Chloe). He was ranked at number 69 on Empire magazine's 100 greatest movie stars of all time in 1997.
He was born in Ballymena, County Antrim and educated at St Patrick's College (now St Patrick's, Dundonald), Ballymena Technical College and Queen's University Belfast. He moved to Dublin after university to further his acting career, joining the Abbey Theatre. After a time in London, he moved to the United States, where the wide
Lisa Ortiz (born December 11, 1974) is an American theatre and voice actress, best known for her roles in English anime adaptations. She is perhaps best known for the roles of the high-elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War, Lina Inverse in Slayers, and Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece. Her extensive résumé also includes the role of Amy Rose in Sonic X, and Serenity Wheeler in Yu-Gi-Oh!. She has voiced Amy Rose in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games from Shadow the Hedgehog to 2010, as the successor to voice actress Jennifer Douillard, who voiced the character from Sonic Adventure to Sonic Advance 3. Living in New York City and frequently meeting people who speak other languages, Ortiz helps in creating the dialect voices for which she is well recognized. Ortiz holds a BFA in theatre from Hofstra University. She is at NYAV Post, 4Kids Entertainment, Funimation Entertainment, TAJ Productions, and DuArt Film and Video.
Since the early 90's, Ortiz has made her only live TV series appearance in Hillside.
Stephanie Ru-Phan Sheh (born April 10, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is a Chinese-American actress, voice actress, director, script writer, and producer who has works for Attack of the Show!, Bang Zoom! Entertainment, Bandai Entertainment, Geneon Entertainment, Media Blasters, NYAV Post, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Classics, FUNimation Entertainment, Urban Vision, and Viz Media. She is also credited as Jennifer Sekiguchi, Stephanie Shane, Stephanie Shea, Tiffany Hsieh, Lulu Chiang, Laura Chyu, and Becky Chiang. As "Jennifer Sekiguchi", she has been honored with a nomination for "Best Voice Actress in an Anime Comedy" by the American Anime Awards for her voice-over work as Kirie Kojima in Girls Bravo, and Guu in Haré+Guu. She is often involved with doing voice over work in anime, original animation, videogames, dubbing, commercials, and TV shows.
Her most notable roles in her work in anime are Orihime Inoue in Bleach, Hororo in Bottle Fairy, Yumi Kazama in Boys Be..., Chiharu Shinonome in Eiken, Eureka in Eureka Seven, Kirie Kojima in Girls Bravo, Nagisa Shiozaki in If I See You in my Dreams, Mamimi Samejima in Fooly Cooly, Mikuru Asahina in The Melancholy of
Andrew Stanton (born December 3, 1965) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and voice actor based at Pixar Animation Studios. His film work includes writing and directing Pixar's A Bug's Life (as co-director), Finding Nemo and WALL-E, and his first live-action film, John Carter. He also co-wrote Monsters, Inc. and every film of the Toy Story franchise.
Finding Nemo and WALL-E earned him two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature. He was also nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay for both and Toy Story, and for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3. He also voiced Emperor Zurg in Toy Story 2 and various video games.
Stanton was born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. As a child, he was painfully shy and he used theatrics with his classmates to gain acceptance. In highschool, he starred in several 8mm films as well as performed in plays put on by Rockport High school's theater troupe. He studied character animation at The California Institute of the Arts and graduated from the school in 1983. His earliest known venture into professional animation was at Ralph Bakshi Productions, where he worked on The New
Christopher Randolph (born 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American actor known for providing the English voice for Hal "Otacon" Emmerich in the Metal Gear series. Prior to landing his role as Otacon, he auditioned for multiple parts, including Solid Snake . He also writes, directs, and teaches acting .
His on-screen guest appearances include TV shows such as Will & Grace, Doogie Howser, M.D., Mad About You, and NewsRadio. He's appeared on several soap operas, including Days of Our Lives, As the World Turns, and Guiding Light, where he continues to recur as ER Doctor Tompkins; and he has leading roles in the short films "Convention" directed by Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson), and "Pumpkin Hell" directed by Max Finneran. His numerous stage credits include "King Lear" on Broadway with Christopher Plummer, and many Off-Broadway and regional productions around the country. He is the brother of actress Tod Randolph, and singer/songwriter Nick Randolph of the group "Stonehoney."
He also appeared in an episode of James Rolfe's "Angry Video Game Nerd". LINKS Interviews This Week in Geek interview with Christopher Randolph
Noriyuki "Pat" Morita (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was an American actor of Japanese descent who was well known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days and Mr. Miyagi in the The Karate Kid movie series, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1984.
Pat Morita was born in Isleton, California. He developed spinal tuberculosis at the age of two and spent the bulk of the next nine years in Northern Californian hospitals, including the Shriners Hospital in San Francisco. For long periods he was wrapped in a full-body cast and was told he would never walk.
After a surgeon fused four vertebrae in his spine, Pat finally learned to walk again at the age of 11. When he walked out of the hospital, an FBI agent escorted him directly to his Japanese American family, which had been sent to an internment camp to be detained for the duration of World War II.
He was transported from the hospital directly to the Gila River camp in Arizona to join them. It was at this time that he met a Catholic priest from whom he would later take his stage name, "Pat". For a time after the war, the family operated Ariake Chop Suey, a restaurant
Shia Saide LaBeouf ( /ˈʃaɪ.ə ləˈbʌf/; born June 11, 1986) is an American actor who became known among younger audiences for his part in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award, and for his film debut in Holes (2003), based on the novel of the same name by Louis Sachar. In 2004, he made his directorial debut with the short film Let's Love Hate and later directed and shot the music video for "I Never Knew You" by rapper Cage. In 2007, LaBeouf starred as the lead in the commercially successful films, Disturbia and Transformers. His other films include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
LaBeouf was born in Los Angeles, the only child of Shayna (née Saide) and Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf. His mother is a dancer and ballerina turned visual artist and clothing jewelry designer. His father is a Vietnam War veteran who had numerous jobs. LaBeouf's mother is Jewish, and LaBeouf's father, who is of Cajun (French) descent, is from a Christian background. LaBeouf was raised in his mother's Jewish religion and
Tomomichi Nishimura (西村 知道, Nishimura Tomomichi, born June 2, 1946 in Chiba) is a Japanese voice actor who works for Arts Vision. He is most known for the roles of the narrator of YuYu Hakusho, Mitsuyoshi Anzai (Slam Dunk), Shibaraku Tsurugibe (Mashin Hero Wataru), and Jamitov Hymem (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam). In video games, he is best known as the voice of M. Bison/Vega and Akuma/Gouki (Street Fighter).
Andrew Scott Rannells (born 23 August 1978) is a Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated American actor and singer. He is best known for his work as Elder Price in the 2011 Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, which earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. As a featured soloist on the musical's Original Broadway Cast Recording, he won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. His other Broadway credits include Jersey Boys and Hairspray.
Rannells was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha. After graduating, he briefly attended Marymount Manhattan College.
As a voice actor, Rannells appeared in several 4Kids and DiC television programs and video games. In 2006, he won the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway production of Hairspray.
Rannells played Bob Gaudio in the First National Tour of Jersey Boys. His last performance with the tour was on December 6, 2008 in Toronto. In January 2009, he reprised the role of Gaudio in the musical's Broadway production.
Rannells originated the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon, a musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt
Mark Hildreth (born January 24, 1978) is a Canadian actor and musician, based in the U.S. He has appeared in many movie and television roles. A graduate of The National Theater School of Canada, Mark Hildreth's theater credits include Hamlet (The Shakespeare Project), Bertram in All's well that Ends well (Bard on the beach), Richard of Gloucester in Richard III (NTSC) and Cale Blackwell in Fire (Teatre Lac Brome).
Active as an actor since 1986, Hildreth has made voiceovers since the age of 10, when he was cast as the voice of Beany in DiC Entertainment's production of Beany and Cecil. Since then his major roles has included: Alex Mann in Action Man, Hi-Tech in the direct-to-video CGI animated movies G.I. Joe: Spy Troops and G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, Quicksilver in Wolverine and the X-Men, Terry Bogard in the Fatal Fury series, Oberon in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Harrison in Stargate: Infinity, Vega in Street Fighter: The Animated Series and Heero Yuy in Gundam Wing.
In 2001, Hildreth appeared as Eugene Marchbanks in the Vancouver Playhouse production of George Bernard Shaw's Candida, for which he received a Jessie Richardson award for best performance by an actor in a leading
Ryōtarō Okiayu (置鮎 龍太郎, Okiayu Ryōtarō, November 17, 1969) is a Japanese voice actor, who was born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, and raised in Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. He has been active since 1989, and is currently affiliated with Aoni Production.
He was part of the voice actor unit E.M.U (Entertainment Music Unit) with fellow voice actors Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa, Nobutoshi Canna (known then as Nobutoshi Hayashi) and Daisuke Sakaguchi. The unit was formed in 1995, and disbanded in 2000.
He was once married to voice actress Naomi Nagasawa, and has a daughter with her.
- Lead or Important Role posted in Bold
Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; Gujarati:કૃષ્ણા પંડિત ભાણજી; 31 December 1943) is an English actor who has won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in his career. He is known for starring as Mohandas Gandhi in the film Gandhi in 1982, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also known for his performances in the films Schindler's List (1993), Sexy Beast (2000), and Hugo (2011).
Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji in Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, the son of Anna Lyna Mary (née Goodman), an actress and model, and Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, a Nizari Ismaili Muslim medical doctor.
Kingsley's father, born in Kenya, is of Gujarati Indian descent; Kingsley's paternal grandfather was a spice trader who had moved from India to Zanzibar, where Kingsley's father lived until moving to England at the age of 14. Kingsley's mother, born out of wedlock, was "loath to speak of her background". Kingsley's maternal grandfather was believed by the family to have been a Russian or German Jew, while Kingsley's maternal grandmother was English and worked in the garment district of East London.
Kingsley grew up in Pendlebury,
John Cygan is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.
Cygan was born in New York City. Attended West Babylon High School on Long Island and was active in the church theatre troup while in high school, including a star performance as the insane brother in Arsenic and Old Lace. He was also a talented photographer.
Cygan is notable for his television work (The Commish, The X-Files) and his voice work (Star Wars games, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo games).
Star Wars: Dark Empire Radio Trilogy (1995).... Luke Skywalker
Jun Fukuyama (福山 潤, Fukuyama Jun, born November 26, 1978) is a Japanese voice actor. He was previously represented by Aoni Production and Production Baobab, and is now represented by AXLONE. In 2007, he won the first Seiyu Awards for the best actor in leading role as Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass. He was on the cover of October 2008, issue #28 of the Japanese magazine Voice Newtype.
Leading roles in bold.
Masashi Ehara (江原 正士, Ehara Masashi, born May 4, 1953), better known as Masashi Ebara (江原 正士, Ebara Masashi), is a Japanese voice actor, actor, and narrator from Kanagawa Prefecture. He stands at 175 centimeters (5 feet, 9 inches) and is affiliated with 81 Produce.
He is best known for his roles in the Initial D series (as Jōshima Toshiya), Naruto (as Might Guy), Eat-Man (as Bolt Crank), the Shakugan no Shana series (as Alastor the Flame of Heavens), Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!! (as Doctor Tsuchiya), Buso Renkin (as Captain Bravo), The Transformers (as Ratchet) and Final Fantasy XIII (as Sazh Katzroy). He is also the official dub-over artist of Tom Hanks.
Ebara graduated from Tōkyōtoritsu Chitosegaoka Senior High School. After previously working with Gekidan Subaru, he affiliated himself with 81 Produce. In dubbing American films, Ebara often dubs over Tom Hanks, Wesley Snipes, and Andy García. Much of his roles are occupied by Kōichi Yamadera in different editions of the films.
Bold denotes major roles
Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television show. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character, in the blockbuster film, Transformers, which became her breakout role. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Later in 2009, she starred as the eponymous lead in the film Jennifer's Body. Fox is also considered as one of the modern female sex symbols and has appeared in magazines such Maxim and FHM.
Fox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the daughter of Gloria Darlene (née Cisson) and Franklin Thomas Fox. She has stated that she has Irish, French, and Native American ancestry. She was raised "very strictly Pentecostal", but later attended Catholic school for 12 years. Fox's parents divorced when she was young. Fox's mother later remarried, and she and her sister were raised by her mother and her stepfather, Tony Tonachio. She said that the two were "very
Rino Romano (born July 1, 1969) is a Canadian voice actor who has portrayed Batman in the animated TV series The Batman, Spider-Man in the animated TV series Spider-Man Unlimited, and Tuxedo Mask in the English dub of the anime series Sailor Moon. Romano currently provides voice narration for the PBS series Curious George, as well as previews on NBC.
Michael Hogan is a Canadian actor, known for his works as the Colonel Saul Tigh in the Battlestar Galactica re-imagining, and Billy in The Peanut Butter Solution.
Hogan began his career in 1978 and has starred in numerous TV shows, plays, radio dramas and operas. He got his start in plays at the Shaw Festival.
Hogan starred as Colonel Saul Tigh, Executive Officer of the Battlestar Galactica on the Sci Fi Channel television program Battlestar Galactica.
Among his prior television work is his role as Tony Logozzo in Cold Squad, Hogan also starred in the 1985 children's film The Peanut Butter Solution.
One of Canada's most respected actors, Michael Hogan is the patriarch of a fledgling dynasty: His wife, Susan Hogan, has starred in dozens of films since the 1970s, including The Brood, Narrow Margin and Disturbing Behavior, while their son, Gabriel Hogan, has worked in film and TV since his teens and starred in the ESPN ensemble drama Playmakers.
Hogan won the Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Solitaire (1991). He had been nominated in that category the previous year for Diplomatic Immunity. Hogan was nominated for the Gemini, for Best Actor in a Dramatic Program or
Carolyn Lawrence (born February 13, 1967) is an American actress and voice actress best known for her long-running-role as Sandy Cheeks on SpongeBob SquarePants.
Lawrence was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is noted as her long-running-role as Sandy Cheeks on SpongeBob SquarePants. She was also the voice of Cindy Vortex on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the title character, Orel Puppington, on Moral Orel. Lawrence is also the voice of Ashley Graham, the president's daughter, in the English version of the hit video game Resident Evil 4. She also plays Christy Allison on the video podcast Goodnight Burbank. In 2008, she appeared as herself, interviewed for the online comedy video series "Abigail's X-Rated Teen Diary".
Jay Snyder, also known as Dan Green (born February 7, 1970) is an American voice actor, voice director and script adapter who has worked for 4Kids Entertainment, DuArt Film and Video, NYAV Post and Central Park Media. He is best known as the voice of Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Trudge from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Knuckles the Echidna in some of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, and is also known for his script adaptions of Kurokami: The Animation and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.
Green was born in San Rafael, California. He attended Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and studied acting at the Juilliard School in New York City.
In 2008, he married Michal Lura Friedman, a singer and fellow voice actress. She died on November 25, 2011, from complications during childbirth. The twins she carried were delivered successfully, and fans have initiated charity efforts to provide for the children, Jackson James Snyder and Reverie Vivian Snyder.
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice. The name Dio was chosen because it made sense from a commercial standpoint, as the name was already well-known at that time. Dio means "God" in Italian.
The band released ten studio albums and had numerous line-up changes over the years with Ronnie James Dio having been the only constant member. Guitarists have included Craig Goldy (most recent guitarist), Doug Aldrich, Vivian Campbell, Tracy G, Jake E. Lee and Rowan Robertson.
The band dissolved in 2010 with the loss of Ronnie James Dio to stomach cancer. He was 67 years old.
In 1982, disagreements originating over the mixing of Black Sabbath's Live Evil resulted in the departure of Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice from the band. Wanting to continue together as a band, the two formed Dio in October 1982 in the United States. The following May, the band released their debut album, Holy Diver. It featured two hit singles, "Rainbow in the Dark" and "Holy Diver", which gained popularity from MTV. Ronnie James Dio and
Emily Rose Maier (born February 2, 1981, in Renton, Washington) is an American actress. She is best known for her lead role in the critically acclaimed Uncharted video games as Elena Fisher and for her role in the Syfy TV channel series Haven (2010–present).
Rose holds an M.F.A. in Acting from UCLA. She also graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California with a degree in Theater Arts. She is the oldest of three children (has a younger sister and brother). She married long-time boyfriend Dairek Morgan on December 6, 2009 in Washington state.
Rose appeared in the unaired fourth episode of the American television show Smith, and starred as Cass in the HBO drama John from Cincinnati. She played Lena Branigan on Brothers & Sisters. She portrayed Trish Merrick, an employee of Jennings and Rall on the CBS drama Jericho.
Rose performed voice acting and motion capture for the 2007 PlayStation 3 game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune as the main female character Elena Fisher, reprised the role in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves in 2009 and again in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception in 2011. Rose played Dr. Tracy Martin in the final season of ER and guest-starred on the January 12, 2009, episode
Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956), better known as Keith David, is an American film, television, voice actor, and singer. He is perhaps most known for his live-action roles in such films as Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop and Men at Work. He has also had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter's films The Thing (as Childs) and They Live (as Armitage), the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick (as the Imam), the General in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone's Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream.
David is also well known for his voice-over career, primarily his Emmy winning work as the narrator of numerous Ken Burns films. Characters that he has voiced include Goliath on the Disney series Gargoyles, Spawn/Al Simmons on Todd McFarlane's "Spawn: The Animated Series" which aired on HBO, the Arbiter in Halo 2 and Halo 3, David Anderson in the Mass Effect series, the Decepticon Barricade in Transformers: The Game, Julius Little in Saints Row and Saints Row 2, Sgt. Foley in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog, the Flame King in Adventure Time, and Chaos in
Maaya Sakamoto (坂本 真綾, Sakamoto Maaya, born March 31, 1980) is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actress, and voice actress. She made her debut as a voice actress in 1993 as the voice of Chifuru in the anime series Little Twins, but is more well known for her role as Hitomi Kanzaki in the hit anime series The Vision of Escaflowne. She released her debut single Yakusoku wa Iranai, in collaboration with Yoko Kanno under Victor Entertainment on April 24, 1996.
Since her 1996 debut, she is among the more popular voice actresses who have also branched into singing, performing songs in both English and Japanese. As well as being a prolific voice actress, she has also had several successful releases; despite initially only modestly selling, her singles Tune the Rainbow, Loop, Ame ga Furu, and Triangler have all reached the top 10 Oricon singles chart: Triangler in particular charted at #3 and remained charting for 26 weeks. Her albums have had similar success, with Shōnen Alice and Yūnagi Loop both reaching the top 10 Oricon albums chart; and her newest album, You Can't Catch Me, released on January 12, 2011, became her first release to ever reach #1. She held a concert at the Nippon Budokan
Phillip "Phil" LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. One of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv, he is also known for his small, but memorable role as Marvin in Pulp Fiction, where he got shot in the face. He has an extensive voice acting career, with major roles spanning animated series Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Futurama, Samurai Jack. Static Shock, and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, and video games Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4, the Jak and Daxter series, Darksiders, Final Fantasy XII, inFAMOUS, Dead Island and the Mercenaries series.
LaMarr was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Harvard High School in North Hollywood, and Yale University, where he helped found the improv comedy group Purple Crayon. One of his biggest roles at Yale was the title character in the British comedy Trevor. After graduating in 1989, LaMarr became a member of the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group The Groundlings. He also studied improv at The Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago with Del Close. He has also improvised with Cold Tofu and Off the Wall. His early film jobs arose from
Quinton Joseph Flynn (born October 10, 1964), known to friends and colleagues as "Q", is an American voice actor, actor and writer.
He is most notable for providing the English voices of video game characters such as Raiden in the Metal Gear series, Croix in La Pucelle: Tactics, Axel in Kingdom Hearts II, Reno in Final Fantasy VII and its sequels and prequels, Myifee in Ninety-Nine Nights, and most recently as Henry in No More Heroes. He can also be heard in the strategy game Command & Conquer: Generals as the Hum-vee, Missile Defender, Pathfinder, Raptor, and U.S. Pilot units. He is also a frequently recurring actor on the stop-motion sketch series Robot Chicken and the video game series Crash Bandicoot. His younger brother Bart Flynn is also a voice actor and both brothers have voiced characters on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. He is currently the new voice of Silver the Hedgehog.
Steven Jay "Steve" Blum (born April 28, 1960) is an American voice actor of anime and video games and Former Saban member, known for his distinctive deep voice. Among his credits include the voice of Spike Spiegel in the anime show Cowboy Bebop and Mugen in Samurai Champloo, He voiced Roger Smith from The Big O, Orochimaru and Zabuza in the Naruto anime, X-Men's Wolverine in numerous games, as well as in the animated series Wolverine and the X-Men, the animated movie Hulk Vs, The Super Hero Squad Show and Marvel Anime: X-Men. He also provided the video game voice of Jack Cayman, the main character of MadWorld, Tank Dempsey, the comic relief of Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops zombie modes, Professor Galvez in Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, and Grayson Hunt, the main protagonist of Bulletstorm and Gorim, Oghren, and First Enchanter Irving in the 2009 video game Dragon Age: Origins.
In September 2000, Blum voiced the role of TOM, the robotic host of Toonami shown on Cartoon Network (replacing Sonny Strait), as the second through 4th incarnations of the character right up to the block's cancellation on September 20, 2008 delivering the final lines uttered on the
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes (born 22 December 1962), best known as Ralph Fiennes (( /ˈreɪf ˈfaɪnz/), is an English theatre and film actor. A noted Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage in the Royal National Theatre. Since then, he has portrayed characters such as Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth in Schindler's List, Count Almásy in The English Patient, and Charles Van Doren in Quiz Show. He also starred in The Constant Gardener, Strange Days, Red Dragon, The Prince of Egypt, Onegin, and The End of the Affair, among others. He is also well known for playing Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter film series.
In 2011, Fiennes made his directorial debut with his film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, in which he also played the titular character. Fiennes won a Tony Award for playing Hamlet on Broadway and has been nominated twice for the Academy Award.
Ralph Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes was born in Ipswich on 22 December 1962, the eldest child of Mark Fiennes (1933–2004), a farmer and photographer whose father was industrialist Sir Maurice Fiennes (1907–1994), and Jennifer Lash (1938–1993), a writer of English and Irish descent. His surname is of
Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the titular character in Nintendo's flagship video game franchise. He has held this role since 1994, longer than any other actor. He also voices Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, and a select few other characters from the same series. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, but, ironically, very little Italian.
Working for Nintendo since 1987, Martinet started voicing Mario at video game trade shows in which attendees would walk up to a TV screen displaying a 3-D Mario head that moved around the screen and talked. This system was called "Mario in Real-Time" or "MIRT". Martinet could see the attendees by means of a hidden camera setup, and a facial motion capture rig recorded his mouth movements in order to synchronize Martinet's mouth movement with the on-screen Mario mouth movement. This digital puppetry, with Martinet's comic performance, was a novelty at the time.
Martinet was told by his friend that there was going to be an audition at a trade show in which you "talk to people as a plumber". He went to the audition at the last minute as the
James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, actor, voice artist and television host. He is the host and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC. Prior to that, Kimmel was best known as the co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show and Win Ben Stein's Money. Kimmel is also a television producer, having produced shows such as Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, and The Andy Milonakis Show.
Kimmel was born in the Mill Basin neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the eldest of three children of Joann (née Iacono), a homemaker, and James Kimmel, an IBM executive. He is Roman Catholic and, as a child, served as an altar boy. Kimmel is of German descent on his father’s side and Italian on his mother’s side. His uncle, Frank Potenza, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a regular from 2003 until his death in 2011.
The family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, when he was nine years old. He graduated from Ed W. Clark High School and then attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas for one year before attending Arizona State University for two years without completing a degree.
Kimmel began working in the radio
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford (born 25 August 1951) is an English singer-songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest. He is considered one of the most consistently powerful singers in rock, possessing a wide vocal range, and is particularly known for his trademark high-pitched, operatic, soaring screams. His vocal range currently spans nearly four octaves. In addition to his work with Judas Priest, he has been involved with several side projects, including Fight, 2wo and Halford. He is credited as the first openly gay heavy metal star, having come out in 1998.
Halford was born in Sutton Coldfield, but raised in Walsall, which was then a part of Staffordshire a town to the northwest of Birmingham, in England's modern day West Midlands. He sang for numerous bands including Athens Wood, Lord Lucifer, Abraxas, Thark and Hiroshima.
Halford was introduced to co-founding Judas Priest member Ian Hill by his sister who was dating Hill at the time. Halford, a former cinema manager, joined the band as singer, bringing with him drummer John Hinch from his previous band, Hiroshima. In August 1974, the band debuted with the
Samuel Henry J. "Sam" Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an English-born Australian actor, best known for the portrayals of Jake Sully in Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation and Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans.
In 2004, Worthington received Australia's highest film award for his lead performance in Somersault. He performed predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget films before moving to major studio films, ranging from romantic drama and comedy-drama to science fiction and action.
Worthington was born to English parents in Godalming, Surrey, in southeastern England, and moved to Perth, Western Australia when he was six months old. He grew up in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham. His mother, Jeanne J. (née Martyn), a homemaker, raised him and his sister Lucinda, and his father, Ronald W. Worthington, was a power plant employee. He attended John Curtin College of the Arts, a school specialising in the dramatic arts, located in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he studied drama but failed to graduate and dropped out. His father gave him $400 and sent him on a one-way trip to Cairns in Queensland, and told him to "work his
Shefali Chowdhury (born 20 June 1988) is a Welsh actress best known for playing the role of Parvati Patil in the Harry Potter film series.
Chowdhury was born in Denbigh, Wales and moved to Birmingham when she was six. She is of Bangladeshi descent; her parents immigrated to Britain from Bangladesh in the 1980s. She is the youngest of five siblings.
Chowdhury landed the role of Parvati Patil in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire whilst she was still a student in her final year at Waverley School in Birmingham. She completed A Levels in English Language, Literature, Sociology, and Religious Studies at Solihull Sixth Form College and went on to study Media, Communication and Production at Birmingham City University.
Chowdhury plays Harry Potter’s Yule Ball date, Parvati Patil, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (previously portrayed by Sitara Shah in Prisoner of Azkaban). She reprised her role in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Wallace E. "Wally" Wingert (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and voice actor. He is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, but he currently works and lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the current announcer for the second incarnation of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and the current voice of Jon Arbuckle in The Garfield Show. He is also known for his role of the Riddler from Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English screen and stage actor, filmmaker and musician, noted for his chameleonic performances in diverse roles. Oldman made his film acting debut in 1982 and rose to prominence with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986) and Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), receiving a Best Actor BAFTA Award nomination for that of Orton. Oldman's work in those films prompted pre-eminent US film critic Roger Ebert to hail him as "the best young British actor around." Oldman played a football firm leader in The Firm (1989) and an Irish-American gangster in State of Grace (1990), and gained international fame with two blockbuster roles: Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991) and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), with the latter bringing him the Saturn Award for Best Actor.
Oldman subsequently became a popular casting choice for villains, starring as the antagonist of films such as True Romance (1993), Léon: The Professional (1994), The Fifth Element (1997), Air Force One (1997), and The Contender (2000), for which he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor; Norman Stansfield from Léon: The
Gideon Emery (born 12 September 1972) is an English actor and voice actor, known for his stage work in South Africa and for providing voices in video games.
Emery was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England. At age 4, his father moved the family to Johannesburg, South Africa. An only child, Emery kept himself amused by imitating characters from film and television. Early impersonations included Michael Jackson and Max from Hart to Hart. He returned to England during high school, briefly attending Reading Blue Coat School. But it was back in South Africa at St John's College where he cemented his love for acting, playing Dick Deadeye in the Gilbert & Sullivan musical HMS Pinafore and winning Best Actor for the role of Mr Glum in The Glums comedy sketch, "L'Engagement". After briefly considering a career in graphic art, he went on to study acting at the University of the Witwatersrand. Student roles included Salieri in Amadeus and Gregor in Steven Berkoff's adaption of Kafka's The Metamorphosis.
In his 3rd year of drama school, friend Ashley Callie was going to audition for the annual Christmas pantomime. Emery was persuaded to go along and ended up being cast. He played a couple of
Kōsuke Toriumi (鳥海 浩輔, Toriumi Kōsuke, born on May 16, 1973 in Chigasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture) is a Japanese voice actor employed by Arts Vision.
Toriumi is called Tori-chan (鳥ちゃん), Tori-san (鳥さん), ToriKou (とりこう) by other voice actors and fans.
He is a member of 'Nazo no Shin Unit Starmen (謎の新ユニットＳＴＡ☆ＭＥＮ) (with fellow voice actor friends Junichi Suwabe, Kenichi Suzumura, Hiroki Takahashi, Makoto Yasumura, and Hiroyuki Yoshino)
Lead roles are in bold.
Kyle Henry Hebert (/ˈeɪbɛər/AY-bair; born June 14, 1969) is an American voice actor and podcaster who works for anime and video game series, notably the adult version of Gohan and the Narrator in the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Z.
Hebert got his start in the mid 1990s as a disc jockey for Radio Disney, under the pseudonym Squeege. This lasted until September 2005, when he moved from Dallas to Los Angeles, to pursue bigger interests in the world of voice acting. Kyle has also had cameo roles in various anime dubs such as Case Closed, Fruits Basket, One Piece, and Kodocha, and a recurring role in Fullmetal Alchemist. Kyle's current list of recurring roles includes Kiba Inuzuka on Naruto, Sōsuke Aizen and Ganju Shiba in Bleach, and Kamina in Gurren Lagann. Kyle is also the current voice of Ryu in Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV and is also Big the Cat of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise as of 2010. In 2009 and 2011 he voiced "The Sniper" in the animated spoof of Dirty Harry films entitled Magnum Farce and is set to reprise the expanded role of Blivit, The Sniper as well as that of Governor Arnold Schwartzenherzen-Geldengrubber in the feature film currently in
Seth Benjamin Green (born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green; February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, television producer and screenwriter. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, where he is also a writer and director. He directed many of the Robot Chicken specials including Robot Chicken: Star Wars and DC Comics Special. He's starred in the feature films, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Can't Hardly Wait, Without a Paddle and all three Austin Powers films, among many others. Next up is Sexy, Evil Genius and The Story of Luke. He is also well known for his role as Chris Griffin on Fox's Family Guy and previously as Daniel "Oz" Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Greg the Bunny. He also voices Lieutenant Gibbs in Titan Maximum and Jeff "Joker" Moreau in the Mass Effect video game series. Green has appeared in many other movies, such as Rat Race, America's Sweethearts, Old Dogs and as a child in Woody Allen's Radio Days, and in the horror films Stephen King's It and Idle Hands.
Green was born and raised in Philadelphia. After a camp production of Hello, Dolly!, Green decided that he wanted to be an
Tara Platt (born June 18, 1980) is an American film and television actress as well as a voice actor. She is married to fellow voice actor Yuri Lowenthal.
ARG players may recognize her as the voice of Isabel/Cassie/and Genie for the alternate reality game I Love Bees.
Platt studied at Rutgers University and at the London Academy of Theatre, where she received a BFA in theatre arts. She has performed in a number of shows written and directed by John de Lancie. She played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (with both the Pasadena Civic and the Toyota Youth Shakespeare Series with the Los Angeles Philharmonic); Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew; and appeared in First Nights: Clara and Robert Schumann at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as Clara Schumann, in a role written for her by de Lancie.
Platt co-founded Monkey Kingdom Productions with partner Yuri Lowenthal in 2004. Monkey Kingdom Productions is an independent film production company. Monkey Kingdom has produced two feature films including Lowenthal's Tumbling After, and mockumentary Con Artists, currently in post. The production company is currently working on web-series Shelf Life WebSeries, airing
Tricia Janine Helfer (born April 11, 1974) is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series.
Helfer was born in the rural community of Donalda in Stettler County, Alberta. She was raised by Dennis and Elaine Helfer on the family's grain farm with her sister Tammy, and was discovered by modeling agency scout Kelly Streit at age 17 while standing in line at a local movie theatre. Helfer is of German, English, Swedish and Norwegian descent.
In 1992, she won Ford Models' Supermodel of the World Contest and was subsequently signed to Elite Model Management and later to Trump Model Management. Helfer retired from fashion modeling in 2002 and states that all her shoots since then are related to projects or product endorsements. She has appeared in ad campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Versace, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani. Helfer has walked for top fashion shows such as Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Claude Montana, Givenchy, John Galliano, and Dolce & Gabbana. Helfer has appeared on the covers of Flare, Amica, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Vogue, among others. She also
Yuri Lowenthal (born March 5, 1971; Alliance, Ohio, U.S.) is a voice actor that has voiced several anime and video game characters. He also voiced Kamal for the alternate reality game I Love Bees.
His best friend is Doug Erholtz. He is married to fellow voice actor Tara Platt. He graduated from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Lowenthal co-founded Monkey Kingdom Productions with partner Tara Platt in 2004. Monkey Kingdom Productions is an independent film production company, currently producing Lowenthal's Tumbling After. In 2007 Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt provided their voices for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 and also for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. In the anime industry, he is most known for his roles as Sasuke Uchiha in Naruto, Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass, Simon in Gurren Lagann, and Jinnosuke/"Kuma" in Afro Samurai and its sequel. In the video gaming world, he is well known to be the voice of the Prince of Persia in several of Ubi Soft's games, including The Sands of Time, The Forgotten Sands, and The Two Thrones. He also provides the voice of Cecil Harvey in the Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy IV, and again in Dissidia: Final Fantasy on the
Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963), best known by his stage name and character Larry the Cable Guy, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, country music artist, voice actor, and former radio personality.
He is one of the members of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe which also includes Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Jeff Foxworthy (with whom he has starred on Blue Collar TV).
Whitney has released seven comedy albums, of which three have been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies. In addition, he has starred in three Blue Collar Comedy Tour-related movies, as well as in the films Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Delta Farce, and Witless Protection. He is widely known for voicing Mater in the Cars franchise. Whitney's catchphrase "Git-R-Done!" is also the title of his book.
On January 26, 2010, the TV channel History announced that it was ordering a series starring Whitney called Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy, in which he would explore the country and immerse himself in different lifestyles, jobs, and hobbies. The first episode of the series aired on February 8, 2011.
According to a CMT biography, Whitney grew up on a pig
Richard Ridings (born 19 September 1958) is a British actor and is best known for his portrayal of Allan Ashburn in the ITV television drama Fat Friends, and for playing Bernard Green in the BBC1 comedy-drama Common as Muck. He trained as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Ridings was born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. He has had roles in a series of other television series and feature films, among them Clockwise, The Ink Thief, Red Dwarf, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Who Framed Roger Rabbit and as Silas in Highlander: The Series.
In 2004, Ridings was the voice of Daddy Pig in the animated children's series Peppa Pig. In 2005, he took the lead role in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Clement Doesn't Live Here Anymore, playing a sexually-obsessed overweight ghost alongside Steve Furst and Amanda Abbington. The second series was transmitted in May, 2007.
Ridings has also provided voiceovers in video games, including the voice of Sarge in Quake III, the Mentor in Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper 2, Roach in Heavenly Sword, and ex-lawman Giles the Farmer in Fable II, on the Xbox 360 video game console. In 2010 he also provided the voice of Pigsy, in the video game Enslaved:
Anthony Stewart Head (born 20 February 1954), usually credited as Anthony Head, is an English actor and musician. He rose to fame in the UK following his role in television advertisements for Nescafé Gold Blend (Taster's Choice in the U.S.), and is known for his roles as Rupert Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and as Uther Pendragon in Merlin.
Head was born in Camden Town, London. His father was Seafield Laurence Stewart Murray Head (1919–2009), a documentary filmmaker and a founder of Verity Films, and his mother was actress Helen Shingler. They had married in 1944 in Watford. His older brother is actor and singer Murray Head. Both brothers have played the part of Freddie Trumper in the musical Chess at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, with Murray a part of the original cast in 1986, whilst Anthony was in the final cast in 1989.
Head was educated at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). His first role was in the musical Godspell; this led to roles in television on both BBC and ITV, one of his earliest being an appearance in the series Enemy at the Door (ITV, 1978–1980). In the early 1980s he sang with the band Red Box. In the late 1980s, he appeared in a
Brandon Keener (born October 1, 1974) is an American actor living in Los Angeles, California. He was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas and graduated from University of Arkansas.
Keener is known for his voice-over roles in several video games, most notably that of Garrus Vakarian in the Mass Effect series. He has also worked extensively in television and film.
Evanna Patricia Lynch (born 16 August 1991) is an Irish actress who rose to prominence playing Luna Lovegood, a supporting role in the Harry Potter film series. Lynch was cast as Luna at the age of 14. From 2007 to 2011, she appeared in four Harry Potter films and their tie-in video games.
Lynch has made and helped design fashion accessories and recorded an audiobook. She is a member of the Board of Advisors for the non-profit organization The Harry Potter Alliance.
Lynch was born in the Termonfeckin townland of County Louth, Ireland to Marguerite and Donal Lynch. One of a family of six, she has two sisters, Emily and Mairead, and one brother, Patrick. As a child, Lynch read the Harry Potter series and became a fan, sending letters to the author, J. K. Rowling. For two years from the age of 11, Lynch suffered from anorexia. During this time, Rowling sent her letters of encouragement; Lynch has described her as being "like a counsellor".
Lynch attended Cartown National School, a public primary school in Termonfeckin, until June 2004 and then moved to Our Lady's College, a Catholic school for girls, in Drogheda, County Louth, where her father was the deputy principal. In 2008, Lynch
Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American actor. Smits is perhaps best known for his roles as attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue, and as Congressman Matt Santos on The West Wing. He is also notable for his portrayal of Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Miguel Prado in Dexter. In the fall of 2010, he starred in NBC's short-lived series Outlaw, about a U.S. Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench to return to practicing law.
Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Cornelius Smits, was a Surinamese immigrant of Dutch descent who managed a screen-printing factory. His mother, Emilina, was a Puerto Rican who worked as a nurse. Smits was raised in a strict devout Roman Catholic family. "Jimmy" is actually the name on his birth certificate, rather than "Jim" or "James". He has two sisters, Yvonne and Diana. He grew up in a working-class neighborhood and spent time in Puerto Rico during his childhood. Smits earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1980 and an MFA from Cornell University in 1982. Though born in New York, Smits has deep Puerto Rican roots
Jon St. John is an American voice actor and singer. He started his career in voice work in 1975, when he was a Top 40 radio DJ in North Carolina. Because of his vocal talent and technical skills, he was hired as a production director for several US radio stations in cities including: Norfolk, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and Los Angeles. St. John was also a radio personality for many years most recently on K-EARTH 101 in Los Angeles. He has since provided the voice for numerous video game characters, most notably Duke Nukem and Big the Cat and E-123 Omega from Sonic the Hedgehog.
He has provided the voice for the drill instructor Dwight T. Barnes as well as various other Marines in Half-Life: Opposing Force. He has done the voices for Big the Cat in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Heroes, E-102 Gamma in Sonic Battle, the announcer in Sonic Advance 3, E-123 Omega in Sonic Heroes, Professor Pac-Man in Pac-Man World 2, Bolt Logan in Chrome and Chrome: SpecForce and Agent Michael Ford in Conduit 2 He also dubs the voice of professor Simon and Archibald in Runaway 2. He also provided the narrator's voice in Forsaken. Jon also voices character for rides and attractions at the
Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After moving to Los Angeles, Bell landed various television guest appearances and small film parts before appearing in a lead role in the David Mamet film Spartan. Her first film role was an uncredited appearance in Polish Wedding. She gained fame and critical praise as the title role on the acclaimed television series Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007.
During her time on Veronica Mars, Bell appeared as Mary Lane in the film Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, a reprise of the role she had played in the New York theatrical production of the eponymous musical upon which the film was based. She also portrayed the lead role in Pulse, a remake of a J-Horror film. In 2007, she joined the cast of Heroes, playing the character Elle Bishop, and Gossip Girl as the off-screen titular narrator. In 2008, she played Sarah Marshall in the comedy film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She has since appeared in a number of comedy films, such as Fanboys, Couples Retreat, and When in Rome. Bell was also the voice of Cora in Astro Boy and is the
Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor, voice artist, producer, director, and writer, best known for his performance as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as his voice role as the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, its various spin-offs, and the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Hamill has also lent his voice to various other villains and anti-heroes in animated productions, and played a role as an actor in video game Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger
Hamill was born in Oakland, California and raised in Virginia, the son of Virginia Suzanne (née Johnson) and William Thomas Hamill, who was a captain in the U.S. Navy. He was one of seven children: two brothers, Will and Patrick, and four sisters, Terry, Jan, Jeanie, and Kim. When Mark was a child, his father's career meant numerous relocations, and he attended different schools throughout his childhood. In his elementary years, he went to Poe Middle School. At age 11, he moved to the 5900 block of Castleton Drive in San Diego where he attended Hale Junior High School and then, during his freshman year at James Madison Senior High School, his family
Nicholas John "Nick" Tate (born 18 June 1942) is an Australian actor best known for his role as Eagle pilot Alan Carter in both seasons of the 1970s science fiction television series Space: 1999, as well as for playing the role of Gordon Hamilton's errant brother James in the 1980s soap opera Sons and Daughters.
Tate was born in Sydney. His parents were the actors John Tate and Neva Carr Glyn. His maternal grandparents were also actors, originally from Great Britain, who performed in Vaudeville. His father, is of Russian descent, also had a connection to the works of Space:1999 creator Gerry Anderson, being a secondary voice actor in Thunderbirds.
Tate's big break came with the Australian television series My Brother Jack, followed later by a production of the musical The Canterbury Tales where he played "Nicholas the Gallant" for eighteen months on stage and on tour throughout the country. This was followed by the television series Dynasty (not related to the later American series of the same name), where he joined his father John Tate for the first time on camera; the two playing father and son roles.
Following his work in Space: 1999, he broke through in film with an
Tress MacNeille (born June 20, 1951) is an American voice actress best known for providing various voices on the animated series The Simpsons, Futurama, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Disney's House of Mouse, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Rugrats, All Grown Up!, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Dave the Barbarian.
MacNeille was born in Chicago, Illinois. She loved cartoons as a child and wanted to be a voice actress from the age of eight, but instead chose a "practical" career, feeling she would never be able to realize her ambition. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and attended broadcasting school, becoming a disc jockey.
MacNeille worked in a variety of jobs and had numerous minor voiceover roles before becoming a regular on an animated TV show. In her words, "I had been doing radio spots, some TV, demos, sound-alikes, industrial narrations -- anything that came my way for about two years." She was also a member of the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings for ten years. MacNeille took acting workshops and worked as a casting assistant for voice acting talent agent Bob Lloyd in what she calls "The University of Voice-over." Lloyd and fellow agent
Caitlin Tiffany Glass (born November 16, 1981 in Washington, D.C.) is an American voice actress and ADR director. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts in 2004. While still a college student, Glass was hired by Funimation Entertainment while on a tour of the studio. Her first roles were bit parts on Case Closed until she landed the role of Hiyono Yuizaki in Spiral. She then went on to voice Triela in Gunslinger Girl.
Her most notable role to date is as Winry Rockbell in the English language release of the anime Fullmetal Alchemist.
More roles include Yakumo Tsukamoto in School Rumble, Kaori Misaka in Kanon, Nefertari Vivi in One Piece, Saya Minatsuki in Black Cat and Accela Warrick in Solty Rei. She can also be heard in Negima!, Kodocha, The Galaxy Railways, Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris, and Lupin III OVAs.
In 2006, Glass began her first major ADR directing project, Suzuka and is one of a select few directors working on One Piece. In 2008, she directed the English version of Ouran High School Host Club and playing the lead role of Haruhi Fujioka in the show. Along with directing, Glass enjoys adapting
Caroline Gilchrist Rhea (born April 13, 1964) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actress who was the original host of the reality television show The Biggest Loser on NBC until she was replaced by Alison Sweeney after the end of the third season. She is also known for her role as Hilda Spellman from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and for replacing Rosie O'Donnell as the hostess of her syndicated talk show, renamed The Caroline Rhea Show. Rhea provides the voice for Linda Flynn-Fletcher, the mother of Phineas and Candace Flynn, on the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb.
Rhea was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Marjorie, an antiques dealer, and David Rhea, an obstetrician and gynecologist. On the set of the sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the cast referred to her as Cathy, a name that has stuck with her in her comedic career. She has two sisters, Cynthia and Celia. She attended The Study, an all-girls private school in Westmount, Quebec and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
Her film debut was as a bikini-clad extra in the film Meatballs III, shot on location near Montreal. She moved to New York in 1989 to study stand-up comedy at the New School for Social
Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is an American actor. Among his best-known roles are Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi.
Lloyd has used his vocal talents in animation, frequently voicing villains. He provided voice to the character Hacker on the animated PBS series Cyberchase. Lloyd has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award, and has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.
Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Samuel R. Lloyd, a lawyer, and his wife Ruth (née Lapham), a singer and sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham. His maternal grandfather, Lewis Lapham, was one of the founders of the Texaco oil company, and Lloyd is also a descendant of Mayflower passenger John Howland. Lloyd attended the Fessenden School, a preparatory school in Newton, Massachusetts. Lloyd was raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, and attended high school in nearby Westport.
Lloyd began acting by age 14 and started
David Boreanaz (pronounced /bɔːriˈænəz/, Italian: [boɾeˈaːnad͡z]; born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for his role as Angel on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, and as Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime drama Bones.
David Boreanaz was born on May 16, 1969 in Buffalo, New York, where his father, Dave Roberts (né Boreanaz), was working as a weather forecaster and children's show host as Dave Thomas, for ABC affiliate WKBW-TV, and his mother, Patti Boreanaz, was a travel agent. He is of Italian descent on his father's side (the surname Boreanaz is of Northern Italian origin). His mother is of half Slovak and part Irish, German, French, and Swiss descent.
When Boreanaz was nine years old, the family moved to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area after his father took a job at WPVI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia. Boreanaz attended Rosemont School of the Holy Child in his early years and then high school at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and went to college at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.
David Boreanaz's first paid acting appearance was a 1993 guest spot on
Jennifer Hale (born January 30, 1972) is a Canadian-born American actress and singer best known for her voice over work in video games like Grandia II, the Mass Effect trilogy, Diablo III, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Tales of Symphonia, the Metroid Prime trilogy, the Metal Gear Solid games, Brütal Legend, and Disney's animated movies.
Hale was born in Canada to parents from Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the United States, attending the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham. While in high school, Hale began working as a production assistant. After graduation, Hale worked as an actress, commuting between Birmingham and Atlanta. She got her first big break in the 1988 made-for-TV movie A Father's Homecoming.
Later she moved to Hollywood and has been doing voices for video games, animation, commercials, radio promotions, anime, and movies since 1993. In 1994 she was cast as Felicia Hardy/Black Cat in Spider-Man, the first in a long line of Marvel comics characters she has voiced. She has also been a guest on several well-known TV shows, such as Charmed, ER, Just Shoot Me!, among others. She was sometimes credited as Carren Learning. She plays Cinderella and
Laura Dawn Bailey (born May 28, 1981 in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an American actress, voice actress, ADR director, and line producer. She has provided voices for a number of English language versions of Japanese anime films, television series, as well as video games. Some of her notable roles include Kid Trunks in Dragonball Z, Tohru Honda in Fruits Basket, Lust in Fullmetal Alchemist, Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara in Crayon Shin-Chan, and Serah Farron in Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIII-2. She married fellow voice actor Travis Willingham on September 25, 2011.
Max von Sydow ( /vɒn ˈsiːdoʊ/; Swedish: [fɔn ˈsyːdɔv]; born 10 April 1929) is a Swedish actor with dual Swedish and French citizenship. He has starred in many films and had supporting roles in dozens more. He has performed in films filmed in many languages, including Swedish, Norwegian, English, Italian, German, Danish, French, and Spanish. Von Sydow received the Royal Foundation of Sweden's Cultural Award in 1954, the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 2005 and the Légion d'honneur in 2010.
Some of his most memorable film roles include knight Antonius Block in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (the first of his eleven films with Bergman, and the film that includes the iconic scenes in which he plays chess with Death), Jesus in The Greatest Story Ever Told, Oktober in The Quiller Memorandum, Father Merrin in The Exorcist, Karl Oskar in The Emigrants, Joubert the assassin in Three Days of the Condor, Ming the Merciless in the 1980 version of Flash Gordon, the villain Blofeld in Never Say Never Again, Frederick in Hannah and Her Sisters, and Lassefar in Pelle the Conqueror, for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. In 2012, he was nominated a second time, for his
Toshiyuki Morikawa (森川 智之, Morikawa Toshiyuki, born January 26, 1967) is a Japanese voice actor from Yokohama, Kanagawa, was affiliated with Arts Vision. Lately, however, he has become the head of AXLONE that a voice actor company he founded in Apr 2011. His name is also sometimes mistranslated as Tomoyuki. He has dubbed-over many actors in Japanese such as: Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Ewan McGregor and Mark Wahlberg's roles.
In 2003, he teamed up with Fumihiko Tachiki to form the band "2HEARTS", Fumihiko was previously in other band under the name of "TAKADA BAND" along with Ami Mimatsu, being one of their works the opening theme of Blue Seed.
He attended Katsuta Voice Actor's Academy, and was in the same class as Kotono Mitsuishi, Chisa Yokoyama, Wataru Takagi, Sachiko Sugawara, and Michiko Neya. Because of his deep voice, it is arguably frequent for him to be cast as imposing characters.
Leading roles in bold
Vincent Michael Martella (born October 15, 1992) is an American actor, voice actor and singer. He is best known for his role as Greg Wuliger on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, and for the voice of Phineas Flynn in Disney Channel's original animated show Phineas and Ferb. Also, he is the voice of Hope Estheim in the 2010 video game Final Fantasy XIII and its sequel Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Born in Rochester, New York, Vincent is Italian American. He appeared in the feature film Role Models starring Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd. He has a lead role in the film Bait Shop along with Bill Engvall, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus. He also played Scoop in the show Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide and Greg in the show Everybody Hates Chris.
He recorded his first album Time Flies By, playing the piano and singing. The album was written and co-produced by Vincent and is available on iTunes. He lives in DeLand, Florida with his mother, father and three siblings.
Vincent played the English voice of Hope Estheim, a main character in the 2010 video game Final Fantasy XIII, and reprised his role for Final Fantasy XIII-2. He did the voice of the teenage Jason Todd / Robin for the
Aaron Staton (born August 2, 1980) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Ken Cosgrove in Mad Men (2007–present) and his role as Cole Phelps in the video game L.A. Noire.
Staton was born in August 2, 1980, in Huntington, West Virginia, although his birthdate has often been incorrectly listed as February 1978. He grew up mostly in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1998. Staton is a 2004 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Staton is married to actress Connie Fletcher. Fletcher gave birth to their first child, a son named Beckett, on June 29, 2010.
Along with the rest of the Mad Men cast, Staton won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008 and 2009. He has made appearances in TV series such as Law & Order: SVU, 7th Heaven and Without a Trace. He performed extensive voice and facial acting for the video game L.A. Noire, in which he plays the main protagonist, Cole Phelps.
Bonnie Francesca Wright (born 17 February 1991) is an English actress, fashion model, screenwriter, director and producer. She is best known for playing Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter film series.
Wright was born in London, England, the second child of Sheila Teague and Gary Wright, owners of the jewellery company Wright & Teague. She has an older brother, Lewis. Wright attended Prior Weston Primary School and later the King Alfred School in North London for her secondary education. During the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, Wright began attending London's University of the Arts: London College of Communication, to study Film and Television Production Manager. She plans to continue acting and to work behind-the-scenes after filming Harry Potter.
Wright auditioned for the role of Ginny Weasley because her brother said she reminded him of the character. Wright appears in the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, only in a small scene set at London King's Cross railway station, where her character and her mother Molly meet Harry Potter as four of her older brothers board the Hogwarts express. Her role became much more prominent
D.C. Douglas (born February 2, 1966) is an American character actor, voice actor, and director. Born in Berkeley, California. His father was a salesman, and his mother was an artist and writer. His grandparents were vaudeville performers. His grandmother, Grace Hathaway, continued in burlesque as a dancer and his grandfather, Joe Miller, became known in San Francisco for his talks at the Theosophy Lodge and his weekly walks through Golden Gate Park.
Douglas performed on stage in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moving to Los Angeles in 1985 to study at the Estelle Harman Actors Workshop. In Los Angeles, he co-founded the improvisation troupe Section Eight, and was a member of Theatre of NOTE.
In 1996, he landed a small role in Boston Common, an NBC pilot. When the show was picked up for a season he returned in ten additional episodes as the character D.C., the antagonist to Hedy Burress's character.
That same year, Douglas wrote, produced and starred in Falling Words, his first festival film short. In subsequent years he wrote, produced and directed The Eighth Plane, an anti-Scientology gangster film short and Freud and Darwin Sitting in a Tree, about
David Hayter (born February 6, 1969) is a Canadian-American voice and screen actor and screenwriter. He is best known for providing the English voices of Solid Snake and Big Boss (Naked Snake) in the Metal Gear video game series, and for writing the screenplay for X-Men and co-writing the screenplay for The Scorpion King and X2. He also wrote a screenplay for Watchmen from the comic book series of the same name, which received an enthusiastic reception from the director and original illustrator. Earlier in his acting career, he played the lead role in the live-action Guyver: Dark Hero.
Hayter was born in California to Canadian parents. He started acting at the age of 9. Hayter spent most of his childhood living around the world and at the age of 15, Hayter moved to Kobe in Japan where he graduated from the Canadian Academy, an international school, in 1987. After high school, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for two years until transferring to Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada where he stayed until the age of 20 when he moved to Hollywood. He did some live acting in the early 1990s, but became interested in voice acting after making a cameo appearance in an episode
Debi Derryberry (born September 27, 1967) is an American voice actress, singer, composer and kids' entertainer who won an American Anime Award.
Aside from her work as a voice actress, she swam with the killer whale Keiko for the 1993 film Free Willy and was the stunt double for the young actor in the film. She has provided the voices of a series of characters, mostly young boys and tomboyish girls, with her warm, chipper tones. In addition to voicing her best known role, that of the title character of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Nickelodeon's television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Debi Derryberry has also provided voice-over for Ice Age: The Meltdown, she is the voice of Wednesday Addams in the 1990s animated version of The Addams Family, Weenie and Catrina on Oswald, Taz's little brother Jake on Taz-Mania and Coco Bandicoot in the Crash Bandicoot video game series. She has also done some voice work for comedic English language adaptations of anime titles such as Zatch Bell! in which she plays the titular character, his evil twin Zeno, and Ryo-Ohki, Yugi, and various other characters from several versions of the anime series Tenchi Muyo!. Aside from voice
Frederick "Fred" Tatasciore (born in New York City, New York) is an American voice actor who portrays secondary characters as well as monstrous-looking types. He is best known for voicing the Hulk in the Ultimate Avengers, Next Avengers, Hulk Vs, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes as well as voicing Saren from the critically acclaimed series Mass Effect and Damon Baird in the Gears of War video game series, and Zeratul from the game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. He also voices the character "8" in the Tim Burton-produced film 9 that was released September 9, 2009. His most recent roles are of that as Russian Nikolai Belinski in Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops and Tookit in Thundercats.
Tatasciore was born Frederick Tatasciore in New York City, New York.
Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister (born 24 December 1945 in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England) is an English rock musician.
He is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, principal songwriter and the founding and sole constant member of the rock band Motörhead as well as a former member of Hawkwind. His appearance, including his friendly mutton chops, prominent facial moles, and gravelly voice, has made him a cult icon.
Lemmy was born on Christmas Eve in 1945 in Burslem, Stoke on Trent, England. When Lemmy was three months old, his father, an ex-Royal Air Force chaplain, separated from his mother. His mother and grandmother settled in Newcastle-under-Lyme, then moved on to Madeley, Staffordshire.
When Lemmy was 10, his mother married George Willis, who already had two older children from a previous marriage, Patricia and Tony, with whom Lemmy did not get along. The family moved to a farm in Benllech, Anglesey, North Wales and it was during this time that he started to show an interest in rock and roll music, girls and horses. He attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones school in Amlwch, where he was nicknamed Lemmy, although he is unsure why and it would later be claimed that it
Isaac Marshall is a software designer who has made conceptual contributions to video games including Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct and others. He is also a voice-over artist and has provided the voices of many video game characters such as Toad in Mario Kart 64. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington, where he composes music and sound effects for games. He was born in New York, New York, on August 22, 1962.
His name is sometimes spelled as Issac Marshall.
Nathalie Cox is a British actress and model. She is also known as Natalie Cox. She is best known for her role as Juno Eclipse in the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its sequel.
Nathalie Cox was born in London, England.
Nathalie Cox attended high school in Hamilton, Australia. She attended the 2010 Victoria's Secret Show put on in London.
Nathan Fillion (/ˈfɪljən/; born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian actor, currently starring as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle. He is also known for his portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.
He has acted in traditionally distributed films like Slither and Trucker, Internet-distributed films like Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, voice acted in video games Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, television soap operas and sitcoms, and in the theatre.
Fillion was born in Edmonton, Alberta, the younger son of Cookie and Bob Fillion, both of whom are retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff, and attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta, and the University of Alberta, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society. According to Fillion, he is descended from Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early.
After working in several theatre, television and film productions, including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre and the improvised soap opera Die-Nasty, Fillion moved to New York City in 1994 where he acted in the soap opera One Life
Paul Eiding (born March 28, 1957; Cleveland, Ohio) is an American voice actor, voice instructor, and actor, perhaps best known as the voice actor behind Perceptor in the original Transformers cartoon, Roy Campbell in the Metal Gear series, the narrator in Diablo, Judicator Aldaris in StarCraft, and Max Tennyson in Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien.
Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955) is an American illusionist, comedian, musician, and best-selling author known for his work with fellow magician Teller in the team Penn & Teller, and advocacy of atheism, scientific skepticism, libertarianism and free market capitalism.
Jillette was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. His mother, Valda R. Jillette (née Parks) (November 8, 1909 – January 1, 2000), was a secretary, and his father, Samuel Herbert Jillette (March 14, 1912 – February 14, 1999), worked at Greenfield's Franklin County Jail. Jillette became disenchanted with traditional illusionist acts that presented the craft as authentic magic, such as The Amazing Kreskin on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. At age eighteen, he saw a show by illusionist James Randi, and became enamored of his approach to magic that openly acknowledged deception as entertainment rather than a mysterious supernatural power. Jillette regularly acknowledges Randi as the one person on the planet he loves the most besides members of his family.
Jillette worked with high school classmate Michael Moschen in developing and performing a juggling act during the years immediately following their 1973
Shinichiro Miki (三木 眞一郎, Miki Shin'ichirō, born March 18, 1968 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actor. He is a member of 81 Produce.
Miki is most known for the roles of Kojiro ("James") (Pokémon), Takumi Fujiwara ("Tak") (Initial D), Kisuke Urahara (Bleach), Akira Yuki (Virtua Fighter), Lockon Stratos (Mobile Suit Gundam 00), and Roy Mustang (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood).
According to the Anime News Network, as of Spring 2007, Miki is the third most prolific voice actors behind Takehito Koyasu and Megumi Hayashibara with over 230 voice credits to his name.
Miki covers a lot of roles. In addition, he is a singer with the popular four-man band Weiss along with Takehito Koyasu, Tomokazu Seki and Hiro Yūki, the four main voice actors of Weiss Kreuz. Miki is also very active in BL dramas. He won Best Supporting Voice Actor in the 4th Seiyu Awards. It is noted that he often gets cast as handsome young men in anime roles, the most notable being Kojiro (James) in the Pokémon Anime.
As well as voicing Kojiro (James) in the Japanese language version of Pokémon, Miki, like most of the Japanese voice actors including Mika Kanai, Satomi Kōrogi and Unshō Ishizuka also appears in the Japanese
Toby Edward Heslewood Jones (born 7 September 1966) is an English actor known for his stirring performances. He has appeared in numerous successful films such as Frost/Nixon (which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture), Captain America: The First Avenger, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Hunger Games. He is also known for providing the voice of Dobby in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and for his appearance as the Dream Lord in the Doctor Who episode "Amy's Choice".
Jones was born in Hammersmith, London, in 1966 the son of actors Jennifer (née Heslewood) and Freddie Jones. He appeared alongside his father in the film Ladies in Lavender. He attended Abingdon School in Oxfordshire in the early 1980s. He studied Drama at the University of Manchester from 1986 to 1989, and at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris from 1989 to 1991.
Jones has appeared in more than twenty films since his first role in 1992 in Orlando. He voiced Dobby in the Harry Potter films and voiced the title character of the 2005 BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Oblomov. He appears in the music video for Gomez's song "Whippin'
Tom Kane (born April 15, 1962) is a prominent American voice actor with over 25 years of experience. He is most widely known for his animation work. Notable roles are Jedi Master Yoda and Admiral Yularen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film and TV series; The Chancellor in Tim Burton's 9, Magneto in Wolverine and the X-Men and Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds; Iron Man and Ultron in Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow; Mr. Herriman, the House Manager in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends; Lord Monkey Fist on Kim Possible; Professor Utonium and Him in The Powerpuff Girls; and Darwin, Eliza's chimpanzee sidekick in The Wild Thornberrys. He is also a prominent video game voice actor, appearing on numerous titles - from bit parts, to major roles such as Gandalf and Professor Xavier, and lead characters in almost every Star Wars game ever made. In the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed he was "on-camera" as Imperial Captain Ozzik Sturn, Lobot, and also Kento Marek, the father of the protagonist: Galen Marek (Sam Witwer) - thanks to ILM's motion capture technology. In Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops, he provides the voice of Takeo Masaki, a
William Alan "Will" Friedle (born August 11, 1976) is an American actor, voice actor and comedian. He is best known for his comedic roles, most notably the underachieving elder brother Eric Matthews on the long-running TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. More recently, he has voiced a number of animated characters such as Terry McGinnis/Batman, the titular character of Batman Beyond, and Ron Stoppable of Kim Possible. He also does the voice of Doyle in The Secret Saturdays, Lion-O in the rebooted ThunderCats series, and Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) on Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
Friedle was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Patricia and Gary Friedle. After committing himself to becoming an actor, Friedle continually commuted from Avon to New York City for auditions. He attended Avon High School in 1994.
After co-hosting Nickelodeon's Don't Just Sit There for 3 seasons (1988–1991), Friedle was cast as the likeable but underachieving elder brother Eric Matthews on the long-running TV sitcom Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. In 2004, he co-starred with Chris Owen (American Pie) in the independent film National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (originally titled Lady Killers).