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Voice Actors & Industry

Leah Clark

Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area.

Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the East; Nora in Spice and Wolf; Minami in Baka and Test; Jiji in Princess Jellyfish; Noah in Full Metal Alchemist—Conqueror of Shamballa; Coby and Miss Doublefinger in One Piece; Paris in Shin Chan; Eri in School Rumble; Maron in Dragonball GT; Carlita in Pokemon the Movie: Black/White—Victini and Reshiram; and Maru in XXXHolic.

Other notable works include: Aria in Aria, the Scarlet Ammo; Homura/Kagari in Sekirei; Akane in Rumbling Hearts; Ruby in Rosario + Vampire; Tenhou in Oh! Edo Rocket; Akagawa/Red Ranger in Level E; Hikari in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (not) Advance; Miyabi in Freezing; Kagura in Ga Rei Zero; Miya Miya in Bamboo Blade; Doyle in Pokemon; and Mayu Otsuka in Darker Than Black.

Recently, Leah can be heard as Murmur in Future Diary; Yu in Guilty Crown; Giselle in Last Exile-Fam, the Silver Wing; as well as roles in Steins Gate, Wolf Children and Is This a Zombie?

She’ll next be found as Chiaya in The Rolling Girls, Vasilisa in a Certain Magical Index, Part II, Kanzaki in Assassination Classroom and Kyoko in Tokyo Ravens.

Some of Leah’s script works include Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Sasami—Magical Girl Club, Baka and Test, Strike Witches, and her all-time favorite, B Gata H Kai/Yamada’s First Time.

As a Director, Leah has worked on Sasami—Magical Girl Club, Tower of Druaga, StrAIN, Case Closed (movies) Captured In Her Eyes and Countdown To Heaven, and Shuffle.

Leah is also a producer and co-host of The Red Wine Therapist podcast also featuring voice actress Jad Saxton. The show is an interactive open, raw, educational, and hilarious discussion of life, love, wine and (ahem) other stuff.

Leah would find it oh so magical and lovely if you would keep up with her on Twitter and Facebook—Leah Clark Actress Fanclub.

Leah Clark Actress Fanclub:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leah-Clark-Actress-Fanclub/119243071428264

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/leahrooo

On Twitter: http://twitter.com/RedWineTherapst

Greg Finley

Greg Finley

He was born into show business in 1947, son of the late Los Angeles television and radio personality Larry Finley and cousin to late writer/producer Rod Serling, and is perhaps best known as a top Hollywood theatrical voice-over artist who has worked off and on-camera in over twenty-five-hundred movies and TV programs over the past thirty-five years.

Finley began his voice-over career in 1981 as a writer/director/actor on the hit syndicated animated series, “ROBOTECH.”  Over the next twenty-six years, he wrote literally hundreds of news reports, sports broadcasts, and weather spots for group ADR, and performed them in over two thousand Television Shows and Films.

You can find our more about Greg at his official website: www.gregfinley.com

Taliesin Jaffe

Taliesin Jaffe

Taliesin Jaffe started his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom, 2010 and Explorers, and television shows such as She’s the Sheriff, Amazing Stories and The Facts of Life. After a brief adventure living in Japan, he went on to work as an ADR director and script adaptor for animation and video games, and has been involved with the production of shows such as Hellsing, ROD the TV, NieA_7, BECK, Hellgirl, Romeo X Juliet, 3×3 Eyes, The End of Evangelion, Texhnolyze, Haibane Renmei, and Monster. He has also directed the English voice over for many games including the Street Fighter IV series, Sengoku Basara, Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Taliesin has also worked as a voice actor, lending is voice to characters such as Blanka and Adon (Street Fighter IV), Darion Mograine, Admiral Ripsnarl and the Devourer of Souls (World of Warcraft), Edge (Final Fantasy IV), The Flash (Mortal Kombat vs. DC), Takeya (DearS), Joe (Speed Grapher), Junkers (Monster), Hatomura (Paranoia Agent), Mori Koji (I My Me! Strawberry Eggs), Hanasho (Girls Bravo), Kenkichi (Kamichu!), Kannei (Ikki Tousen), and Rufus (Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria), Preta Ghoul (Black Cat), Bucci (GunXSword), Koshinae (I’s), Aaron (Gundam UC), and Inui (Texhnolyze) to name just a few. Taliesin has won numerous awards for his efforts, and has recently directed the dub for Hellsing Ultimate 5-8 and is playing Dyst in Fairy Tail: the Movie and Kagura in Aquarion Evol. You can see him Thursdays on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role as Percy.

Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer

Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for such projects and characters as Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Damnation, Captain Levi in Attack on Titan, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Leorio in Hunter x Hunter, Aloth & Edérin Pillars of Eternity, Gangplank in League of Legends, Trey in Final Fantasy Type-0, Abe the Trapper in Evolve, Tim Drake/Robin in Batman: Arkham Knight, Trafalgar Law in One Piece, Kanji Tatsumi in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax & Persona Q, Prince Demande in Sailor Moon, Jotaro Kujo in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Aikuro Mikisugi in Kill la Kill, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Human Male Guardian in Destiny, Anarky in Batman: Arkham Origins, Alvin in Tales of Xillia & Tales of Xillia 2, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening &Super Smash Bros , Sinbad in Magi, Kuroh Yatogami in K, Rexxar, Nefarian, and Ragnaros in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Rehgar in Heroes of the Storm, Kilrogg & Rexxar inWorld of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore and Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, Tygra in Cartoon Network’s Thundercats, and many other projects you are welcome to look up online.

Matthew is also known for his on-camera and production work, having directed the hit webseries There Will Be Brawl (where he also played Ganondorf, Kirby, and Metaknight), as well as directing the viral hit School of Thrones. He can also be found portraying the villainous Necromancer Szorlok in the upcoming fantasy film series Mythica.

Matthew is the Dungeon Master for the hit Twitch show Critical Role on Geek & Sundry, where he runs a group of other accomplished voice actors through a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons LIVE every week at 7pm PST.

Cindy Robinson *Cancelled*

Cindy Robinson

Cindy Robinson began her career as a stage actress. In New York she played leading roles in multiple shows on Broadway including Stephen Sondheim’s “Into The Woods,” “Peter Pan” and the Tony Award winning production of “Carousel” at Lincoln Center. When Cindy moved to Hollywood she used her talents to bring animated characters to life.

Her voice talents can be heard on many shows including Sonic Boom (Amy Rose), Blazblue (Makoto), Naruto (Samui), Bleach (Kiyone Kotetsu), Guardian of the Sacred Spirit (Balsa), Digimon: Fusion (Laylamon, Ewan) and Queen Beryl and Berthier in Sailor Moon, as well as various roles in Powerpuff Girls and other among many others.

Her video game career is also extensive with such selected titles as Fallout 4, Skyrim, Bioshock Infinite, Guild Wars 2, Resident Evil 6, Call of Duty: Black Ops, The Last of Us, Saints Row IV, Elder Scrolls, Zero Escape, Fallout: New Vegas, Street Fighter V, Pillars of Eternity, Star Wars: The Old Republic, There Came an Echo and Mass Effect 2 under her belt.

Cindy’s animation career includes some of the largest franchises in history such as Powerpuff Girls, Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, Monster High (Operetta, Holt/Hyde), Ever After High (Maddie Hatter, Humphrey Dumpty), Sonic Boom! (Amy Rose), Olivia the Pig, the new Netflix series, Popples (Lulu and Izzy), the very popular DVD series Leapfrog (Leap), Scout and Friends, Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn toys (Monkey).

Aside from voicing characters in the digital realm, Cindy is regularly featured in such live action series as Gotham, House of Lies, The Good Wife, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles and is also featured on the big screen in films such as Drive, The Equalizer, White House Down and is featured as the voice of The Announcer in The Purge just to name a few.

Cindy is the Official Voice of Betty Boop and can be heard in a series of Bally’s slot machines in Las Vegas.

For more information and a more complete list of credits, please visit IMDB.

Christopher Smith *Cancelled*

Chris Smith

 

Chris is “the guy you’ve heard but haven’t heard of.” He started his career in the original Robotech and Captain Harlock series’ as third-guy-from-the-left-who-screams-when-he-blows-up. These days he works constantly, and sometimes plays characters who have actual names.

Names like Luke Skywalker. He voices Luke in Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, and for The Ellen Degeneres Show. He also narrates Star Wars books for Disney.

If you play the wildly popular ARG Ingress, you’ll recognize Chris as adventurer, host of Nomad, and leader of The Enlightened, Hank Johnson.

He’s also the voice of Oruo in Attack on Titan & AoTJH, Spandam in One Piece, Headmaster Kaien Cross in Vampire Knight, Kittan in Gurren Lagann, Captain Bright Noa for Gundam: Unicorn, Ryo in Cyborg 009 vs Devilman, Charizard in Pokemon Origins, Hawkeye and Jubei in Marvel: Disk Wars, Aoki Kashiwade in Knights of Sidonia, John Balks in Future Diary, Brick Lehm in Jormungand, Raizer Phoenix in High School DXD, Do’on in Sankarea: Undying Love, Yamaoka in Eureka 7:AO, and Ren Goto and Ryuho Kamo in “K.”

He’s stepped into Mark Hamill’s role of The Joker in the Lego Batman games, and the movie Lego Batman: DC Heroes Unite. He voices Tom, Lt Roger & Wayzz in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (Nickelodeon), Brock Lesner, Shamus, and Kane for WWE Smash City, Bren & Jon Ace on Monsuno (Hulu), Coach Loudly on Popples (Netflix), he’s the ever-charming Snivel on Lego Friends (Netflix), and he’s Bob the Frog, Edward the Emo Bat, Pelvis & Jeannot the Barbarian Rabbit on The Jungle Bunch (Sprout).
In Elder Scrolls Online he voices Molag Bal, Razum-dar, Merric-at-Aswala, Nicolas, Fa’Ren, Rakkhat, as well as many Khajiit, Red Guard, Altmer, Wraith, and Frightened Bretons.

He’s Jijimon, Slashangemon, Goblinmon, and many other “mon” in Digimon Fusion, and Dracyan & Saiga in Crossfire: B-Daman.

Some of his other prominent anime roles include Dr Wakai in Ajin, Aimaru in Toriko, and King of Midlands in Berserk. He’s also the voice of Major Peter Soyuz in Full Metal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Milos, and Lucius Isaac for the Marvel anime adaption of Blade. He’s Kinnosuke & Dennis in DuRaRaRa, Matoko Kibune, Rose, and Wonderweiss in Bleach, Ishidate, Akhaboshi, Ibiki, and Shuura in Naruto, and The Puppeteer in Ghost in the Shell. He’s about 25 characters apiece in Code Geass, Monster, and Redline. He’s Hanamoto-Sensei in Honey and Clover, The Mikado in Moribito, Abe in Ghost Slayer Ayashi, and his characters feature prominently in Hellsing: Ultimate, Persona 4, The Last Exile, Psychopass, Appleseed, Robotics Notes, Overman King Gainer, Tenjho Tenghe, Gundam Force, Samurai Champloo, and a few dozen more.

In games, he’s The Joker in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Lego Dimensions, The Annoyotron in Hearthstone, Emmerson in Star Ocean 5, Saranish Steiner in Bravely Default, Albus in Skullgirls, Hilde in Natural Doctrine, Satanael in Guided Fate Paradox, Evan in Til Morning Light, the playable Avatar, Vincent, and Yarne in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Rufus in Street Fighter 4 (Super SF, & SFXTekken), Superman in Mortal Kombat vs DC, and Emperor Mateus in Final Fantasy: Dissidia. Going way back he was Agent Smith in Matrix: Path of Neo, and Professor X for the Marvel Pinball Games. He was Tenebrae in Tales of Symphonia 2, Commander Cadigan in Dead Space, and Supreme Commander Gaghan in Star Ocean 4. He’s Fandrel Staghelm, Mal Ganis, Razslo Crushcog, Soulflayer Yorsaj & Kash’drakor in World of Warcraft, Nobunaga Oda in Samurai Warriors, Sun Wu Kong in Warriors Orochi, and Yuan Shao in Dynasty Warriors. He was Scalpel and Firehawk in Command and Conquer 4, and he voice-matched Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving as Memphis and Noah for Happy Feet. He’s Juda in Fist of the Northstar, and Prime Minister Hatagoya in Godzilla. He’s a couple dozen characters each in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Firefall & Romance Saga, plus multiple characters in Let it Die, Devil Summoner-Soul Hackers, God Eater 1 & 2, Pillars of Eternity, Battle of SOL, Hero Portal, Vandal Hearts 2, Ratchet and Clank, God of War, Atlantica Online, Lunia, Skycrawlers, Xenosaga, and roughly 100 other games.

So yeah. You’ve heard him.

J. Michael Tatum


Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, reclusive fanboy-turned- voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire J. Micahel Tatum spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club and suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle!, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature- length films such as Vexille and Summer Wars, among many others.

And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so- and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Corpse Princess, while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero and Dragon Ball Z Kai.

In early 2010 he teamed up with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff to launch That Anime Show, a web-based chat show centered on colorful, often diabolically unhinged interviews with friends and colleagues within the dubbing industry, all episodes of which can be downloaded for free at thatanimeshow.com Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.

Authors

Matthew Phillion

Matthew Phillion

Matthew Phillion, author of the Indestructibles superhero novel series, is a writer, actor, and film director based in Salem, Massachusetts. An award-winning journalist by trade, he has also appeared in feature films including the sci-fi romance Harvest Moon and the independent horror flick Livestock. His screenwriting and directing debut, the romantic comedy Certainly Never, premiered in 2013 at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, where it was nominated for five awards including best screenplay and best New England film. His latest book, The Entropy of Everything, launched in August. Book 4 of the Indestructibles series is due out first quarter of 2016.

Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga

Called a “YA rebel-author” by Kirkus Reviews, Barry Lyga has published fourteen novels in various genres in his nine-year career, including the New York Times bestselling I Hunt Killers. His books have been or are slated to be published in a dozen different languages in North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

After graduating from Yale with a degree in English, Lyga worked in the comic book industry before quitting to pursue his lifelong love of writing. In 2006, his first young adult novel, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, was published to rave reviews, including starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal. Publishers Weekly named Lyga a “Flying Start” in December 2006 on the strength of the debut.

His second young adult novel, Boy Toy, received starred reviews in SLJ, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus. VOYA gave it its highest critical rating, and the Chicago Tribune called it “…an astounding portrayal of what it is like to be the young male victim.” His third novel, Hero-Type, according to VOYA “proves that there are still fresh ideas and new, interesting story lines to be explored in young adult literature.” Since then, he has also written Goth Girl Rising (the sequel to his first novel), as well as the Archvillain series for middle-grade readers and the graphic novel Mangaman (with art by Colleen Doran).

His latest series is I Hunt Killers, called by the LA Times “one of the more daring concepts in recent years by a young-adult author” and an “extreme and utterly alluring narrative about nature versus nurture.” The first book landed on both the New York Times and USAToday bestsellers lists.

Lyga lives and podcasts in New York City with his wife, Morgan Baden, and their nigh-omnipotent daughter. His comic book collection is a lot smaller than it used to be, but is still way too big.