Guests: Video Gaming

Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein entered the world of voice over by playing number of original characters for Chuck Jones’ Thomas Timberwolf series. Since then, he’s voiced Kirby O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lupin the Third in Jigen’s Gravestone, Captain Gantu in Disney's Stitch! series, Speedwagon in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Full Frontal in Gundam Unicorn, as well as Johan in the chilling series, Monster. In the video game world, Keith voiced the Reaper in Call of Duty Black Ops III, Lex Luthor in Batman: Arkham Knight, Zen in Persona Q, and worked on Elder Scrolls Online, World of Warcraft, as well as his recurring roles as: Zasalamel in Soul Calibur, Hunk in Resident Evil, Bash & Dino-Rang in the Skylanders series and Vector, The Crocodile in the Sonic, the Hedgehog games. Keith is, however, probably best known for his portrayal of Kimimaro on Naruto. Current projects Keith is working on include Glitter Force, The Fresh Beat Band of Spies, Sailor Moon, Doraemon, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, WWE Slam City, Durarara!!x2 and Miraculous:Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir . Keith will also be voicing, Torbjòrn in Blizzard’s highly anticipated new game Overwatch. For more info on Keith Silverstein visit his website at http://www.keithsilverstein.com, or check out Keith Silverstein Voice Artist on Facebook and @SilverTalkie on Twitter.

Lauren Landa

Lauren Landa

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, and Comic Potential. She was 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 the 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 Puella Magi 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, the quiet Annie Leonhardt in the hit anime series Attack on Titan, One in "DrakenGard 3", Nora in "Noragami" and most recently, the voice of Sailor Neptune in the VIZ dub of Sailor Moon and Nio in "Riddle Story of Devil"!

She has also had several other 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!

George Young Newbern

George Young Newbern

George Young Newbern is an American television and film actor best known for his roles as Bryan MacKenzie in Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II as well as Danny (The Yeti) in Friends. He is also well known for his recurring role in as Julia's son Payne in Designing Women, for providing the voices of Superman from the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series, as well as Nooj and Sephiroth from the Final Fantasy series and the Kingdom Hearts series. He is also known for having appeared in Saw VI as well as his role as "Charlie" on the hit TV Show "Scandal".

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Betty, a Spanish teacher, and David Newbern, a radiologist,[1] he began his acting career at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, in the role of the younger brother in Life With Father, based on Clarence S. Day Jr.'s autobiographical novels. This first acting role spurred him on to other acting roles and eventually on to movie roles. Newbern's first lead role was in 1987's Double Switch, a retelling of The Prince and the Pauper that aired as a part of the Wonderful World of Disney television series.

From 1986-1992, Newbern had a recurring role as Payne McElroy, the son of designer Julia Sugarbaker (played by Dixie Carter), on the series Designing Women. He has since guest-starred on television in such series as Providence, Chicago Hope, Friends, Bull, CSI, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, "Touched by an Angel", Criminal Minds, and Private Practice. He is also currently guest starring in a recurring role as a former CIA operative in Scandal.

He starred as Neal Morris, father of Melissa Morris (Emily Osment), in the 2009 Disney Channel movie Dadnapped, and portrayed Apollo 14 astronaut Stu Roosa in the HBO mini-series From The Earth To The Moon. Film credits include Adventures in Babysitting (1987) with Elisabeth Shue; Double Switch (1987); Switching Channels (1988) with Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds and Christopher Reeve; and Father of the Bride (1991) and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II. In 2009 he appeared in Locker 13.

As a voice actor, Newbern is notable for his role as Clark Kent/Superman on the Cartoon Network series Justice League, Static Shock and Justice League Unlimited (as a replacement for Tim Daly due to his contractual obligations elsewhere). He also reprised his role as Superman in The Batman fifth season two-part opener "The Batman/Superman Story" and the series finale episode "Lost Heroes" even though that series was described as existing in a different continuity. He recently reprised his role as Superman in the DC Showcase short Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam and as well as Superman vs The Elite. He also provides the voice of Superman in the game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Newbern's voice acting career began in 1991 with the cartoon series The Pirates of Dark Water, and he has also done voiceovers on a number of video games and game-related productions. He has also voiced in the infamous Theodore Rex as the character of the same name. In 2003, Newbern provided the voice of Mevyn Nooj in Final Fantasy X-2. His performance as Nooj reportedly impressed the developers at Square Enix enough for them to cast him as Sephiroth in the English version of Kingdom Hearts II (replacing Lance Bass) and he would also go on to reprise the role in the English-language releases of Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Dissidia: Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He later appeared in the second season of Jericho as the President of the Allied States of America. In 2009, he sent a DNA sample into space to preserve the Newbern genome. Newbern also narrated Toyota's commercials for the 2010 model year of the Prius, one of the car company's younger automotive models, and portrayed Harold in Saw VI.

Erica Mendez

Erica Mendez

Erica is best known for her roles as Ryuko Matoi in "KILL la KILL”, Aladdin in "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic”, Yuuki Konno in “Sword Art Online II” and Nico Yazawa in “Love Live!”. Other animation credits include Akko Kagari in Little Witch Academia, Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus in the new VIZ Media re-dub of "Sailor Moon”, Tsubaki in Your Lie in April, Akari Sakishima in "A Lull in the Sea", Diane in “Seven Deadly Sins”, Fu Inubozaki in "Yuki Yuna is a Hero", Mametchi in the "Tamagotchi Friends" webisodes, various characters in "Blood Lad", and Cloud E. Sky in the one-hour animated special "Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A Prep School".

Her video game works include Nagisa Shingetsu in "Danganronpa Another Episode", Eryn in "Fairy Fencer F", and  Annie in "Skullgirls 2nd Encore". You can also hear her in other titles such as “Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures”, “Disgaea 5”, “Xenoblade Chronicles X”, “Omega Quintet”, ”Demon Gaze", “Operation Abyss”, ”Hyperdevotion Noire", "Atelier Escha & Logy", "The Witch and the Hundred Knight", "Arnosurge", "Dust: An Elysian Tail", and "Heroes of Newerth".


Visit ericamendezvoice.com to check out her full list of credits. You can also keep up with Erica's role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.

Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey went from a fan of cartoons, games, and movies while flipping burgers to becoming a full-time professional voice actor. He's voiced hundreds of movie trailers, toys, commercials and webtoons and the voices for The Council and The Elder in the award-winning XCOM: Enemy Unknown game as well as characters in other upcoming video game titles. Jon is also a writer, designer, editor and producer as part of the world's first virtual animation studio Fanbuilt.

Tyson Rinehart

Tyson Rinehart

Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Tyson, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga... Let me tell you of the days of high adventure!

An avid gamer/nerd, Tyson started doing voice over work with Funimation, and has progressed to ADR scripting as well. His notable VO credits include: DARU in Steins;Gate, GEORG in Eureka Seven:AO, KAGIRI in Karneval, MATSUDA in High School DxD, AUSTRALIA in Hetalia The Beautiful World, OIMO in One Piece, and CABRAKAN in the game Smite. Various other work includes Black Butler, Space Dandy, Deadman Wonderland, Michiko & Hatchin, as well as HUGO and Freddie Mercury Titan in Attack on Titan.

His script credits include Attack on Titan, Aqaurion: EVOL, Karneval, Hetalia The Beautiful World, and High School DxD New.

Tyson also provides vocals and rhythm guitar for the punk band Bullet Machine. He did the same for the now defunct, WW2 themed punk band The Tommyguns. In the blues-rock, Led Zeppelin-ish band Smokestack Lightning, Tyson sings and plays harmonica.

So, did Tyson return the wayward daughter of King Osric to her home. And having no further concern, he and his companions sought adventure in the West. Many wars and feuds did Tyson fight. Honor and fear were heaped upon his name and, in time, he became a king by his own hand... And this story shall also be told.

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.

After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun.  He later went on to voice Kaneda in Akira, Renton in Eureka Seven, Albert in The Count of Monte Cristo, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Itsuki in The Melancholy of Haurhi Suzumiya, Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass, Izaya in Durarara and Yukio in Blue Exorcist, Sasori in Naruto, Guren in Tenkai Knights, Nobita in Doraemon, Artemis in Sailor Moon, Nagate in the Netflix Original "Knights of Sidonia”, Nate in Yokai Watch and many more.

Johnny’s voice can also be heard in numerous video games. Providing voices for Nero in Devil May Cry 4, Kuhn in .hack//G.U., Adachi/Narukami in Persona 4, Almaz in Disgaea 3, Emil in Tales of Symphonia, Guy in Tales of the Abyss, Firion in Final Fantasy Dissidia, Bumblebee in Transformers: War for Cybertron, Yang in Street Fighter IV, Zero in Marvel VS Capcom 3. Yukimura in Sengoku Basara, Torian Cadera in Star Wars The Old Republic and Kung Jin in Mortal Kombat X.

Johnny's also the frontman for the band Eyeshine. Winners of Ford Motor Company's world wide band search and produced by Grammy Award winning producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer...etc.). They've played Warped Tour and Ernie Ball's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival as well as having their music chosen for promotional use in the Call Of Duty Endowment project. Eyeshine is also known for recording the song "Love Psalm" with Mary Elizabeth and Akira Yamaoka for the game Silent Hill: Book of Memories.