Guests: Anime

Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader

Diedrich Bader was born in Alexandria, Virginia, but moved to Paris, France, with his family at age two. While in the "City of Light" he developed an appreciation for movie legends like Fred Astaire and Charles Chaplin. So, when a fragile "Chaplin" movie reel burned in the theater's projector, four-year-old Bader hopped on stage and entertained the crowd with an imitation of the "Little Tramp." The standing ovation he received set the course for the rest of his life--he knew he wanted to perform.!


He returned to the United States for high school and attended North Carolina School of the Arts. During spring break he was discovered by a casting director in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That meeting led to an audition for a small role in a TV pilot. Bader landed a starring role instead. Although the pilot wasn't picked up, Bader moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for other roles. He landed guest spots on several series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Cheers (1982) and Quantum Leap (1989). Filmmaker Penelope Spheeris liked his tongue-in-cheek delivery when he read for her action-adventure spoof series, Danger Theatre (1993). She hired him in that role and for the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), which she directed. Bader played the dual roles of twins Jethro and Jethrine Beaudine. He also filmed the political thriller The Assassination File (1996) for the Encore Entertainment Group. Bader was excited to work on the project, as it allowed him to be shot in the head -- a first for the actor. Bader's father, William, was Chief of Staff for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is president of the Eurasia Foundation on Capitol Hill. His mother, Gretta,
is a sculptor whose portrait of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright sits in the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Bader's wife is actress Dulcy Rogers; they reside in Los Angeles, CA.

Brittany Lauda

Brittany Lauda

"Brittany ‘Bree’ Lauda is a Voice Over Artist who at a young age was overfilled with her desire to act and entertain, from local plays to read alongs for young children.With a microphone in hand she took on the internet in June of 2008. A recent graduate from SUNY Geneseo with a thesis on Japanese Film & Animation, she has made a name for herself through voice over on the internet, indie games, e-learning, animation and more. Her debut anime role was Mirim from Queen’s Blade Rebellion.  Brittany also is slated to appear as several characters in the animated series ‘Prince Adventures’ alongside Vic Mignogna, Todd Habberkorn and Johnny Yong Bosch. A preview short, entitled ‘Prince Adventures Anointed’ Premieres this July, where she plays the character Jesus Christ.  On the internet, Brittany is well known for starring in a series of parody videos (under the name BreeFaithVA) entitled Epic__Time, a My Little Pony parody, as Pinkie Pie. Brittany was hand selected to work with Hasbro themselves on their new app "Fluttershy's Famous State" where she officially did the voices for Fluttershy, Sweetie Belle and Applebloom. She can be heard as this characters, as well as Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash, in other Hasbro games and apps coming soon. Hasbro also selected Brittany to be the voice of Cody Burns in the Transformers: Rescue Bots series of apps and games. During E3, Brittany was announced as the voice of the character Blazer in the second generation MOBA entitled Strife. In addition to Strife, Brittany will be playing Audrey in the upcoming dating sim puzzle game HuniePop and has appeared in other games such as the infamous trollesque games Tokyo Hosto and The Fantastic Fivesome.

Over the years Brittany has acted, directed, and cast a variety of media- including projects for her college SUNY Geneseo. In addition to voice over, Brittany enjoys to cosplay, creating perler bead art, reading comics and loves to play video games. Currently she works for the blog ‘Pwnem’ writing video game reviews and articles. Brittany is also an avid collector of 'Pinny Arcade' pins, so if you have Pinny Arcade pins make sure to bring some to trade with her! Brittany is excited to be appearing at Connecticon amongst both friends and talented people she has admired and is excited to share her experiences and passion with all the attendees!"

LittleKuriboh (Martin Billany)

LittleKuriboh (Martin Billany)

Martin has been making internet based parody videos since 2006. His most popular works to date are Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, the original abridged series, and Naruto The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show.

Since then he's recently been making strides into the professional voice-over world, having been cast in such projects as Heroes of Newerth and K-On: The Movie, with more projects on the horizon.

Originally from England, Martin has wormed his way into the Los Angeles acting scene and (despite the beard) is remarkably approachable. Just don't ask him where his new episode is.

Lauren Landa

Lauren Landa

Lauren Landa is back for ConnectiCon 2014!!!

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie, and continued with shows including; Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, Comic Potential. As well as being Assistant Director for stage productions such as:Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, as well as the Greek comedy, Lysistrata.

Within that world behind the Mic: she is most known for roles such as the ninja beauty, Kasumi in “Dead or Alive 5, The sexy Litchi Faye Ling in the popular fighting games “BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger” as well as the sequels “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift”, and “Continuum Shift Extend”, "Chrono Phantasma", The badass Kyoko Sakura in “Madoka Magica”, The enthusiastic Yan Leixia in “Soul Calibur V”, the deadly Little Queen in “Tales of Graces”, The valley girl racer in pink, Boiboi in “REDLINE”, The adorable zombie Squigly in "Skullgirls", Kind hearted Leia in "Tales of Xillia", the innocent Chubo Sonken in "Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians and most recently, The quiet and even more badass Annie Leonhardt in the hit Anime series "Attack on Titan"!

She has had several roles in anime and video games such as: Leeza, (Blazing Souls Accelate), Arf and Chrono Harlaown (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha/ A’s), Kirche Van Zerbst, (Familiar Of Zero) Aegil, Cotton, Sasha (Rondo of Swords), Lila (Summon Night Twin Age), Rina (Luminous Arc 2), Yoko (Sakichi Satô’s Tokyo Zombie) Sy-Fy channel’s anime addition (Monster) and more!

 

Danielle McRae

Danielle McRae

"Danielle McRae is a voice over actress residing in Los Angeles, California. Being a huge fan of video games and anime, her passion has led her to pursue a voice acting career in the industry.

Some of her most notable credits have been in League of Legends as Karma the Enlightened One, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm as Hagara the Stormbinder, and “Painwheel” in the Popular 2D fighting game, Skullgirls!

Danielle can also be heard in Sword Art Online, Planetside 2, Heroesof Newerth, StarCraft Universe, Battle High 2, Dragon Nest, Just Dance for Kids 2014 Earth Defense Force 2025 (Wing Diver Unit), Atelier Escha & Logy (Threia Hazelgrimm).and many more!"


 

Chris Cason

Chris Cason

Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in "Dragonball Z", Holy Roman Empire in "Hetalia", Gluttony in "Fullmetal Alchemist", Face McShooty and Mal in "Borderlands 2", Jack the Ripper in "Soul Eater", Miyamoto and M1 in "Yu Yu Hakusho", Taruru in "Sgt. Frog", Boo and Whitey in "Shin Chan", Hanai in "School Rumble", Ukyo in "Ouran High School Host Club", Chamo in "Negima", Babbit in "Kodocha", Siegfried in "Kenichi", and Hanbei in "Sengoku Basara" represent some of Chris's favorite and best known roles.

You may have also heard him in: Case Closed, Gunslinger Girl, Basilisk, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Black Cat, Darker Than Black, Bamboo Blade, Kaze no Stigma, Aquarion, One Piece, Big Windup!, D. Gray-Man, Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, RIN, Speed Grapher, Oh! Edo Rocket, Summer Wars, Initial D, Deadman Wonderland, Michiko & Hatchin, and Fairy Tail.

As an ADR Director, Chris has had the pleasure of casting/directing/asst. directing such titles as: Dragonball Z Uncut, Dragonball, Dragonball GT, Yu Yu Hakusho, Negima, Kodocha, Galaxy Railways, Baki the Grappler, School Rumble, Hell Girl, Kaze no Stigma, Bamboo Blade, Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Initial D, and Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations.

He has also had the opportunity to be a part of many popular video games.  Some of his favorites were: voicing random ghouls and specters for Ghostbusters: The Video Game, as a contributing guitarist in Guitar Hero 3, and as Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken.

For additional information, visit “Chris Cason’s Anime Chuckle Hut” on Facebook and @Casonworld on Twitter.

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