Guests: Video Gaming

Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

 

The yes-it’s-true-born-and-raised-in-Los-Angeles-because-someone-had-to-be Rachel Robinson’s voice spans the arenas of video games, animation, national commercials, promos and now, most recently, anime.

She is likely best known for her role as Oerba Yun Fang, of Final Fantasy XIII, reprising it in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and for the third and last time in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy. Despite popular opinion she is in fact not Australian; but is happy she was able to convince people otherwise. She will also be voicing Vorazun, in Blizzard’s much anticipated StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, and plays Nova in the just-released There Came an Echo, an already well-received voice-controlled strategy game starring Wil Wheaton.

Other new game roles include the Time Patroller in DBZ: Xenoverse; Dread Queen Serqet and Medusa skins in Smite, and coming soon; The President in Bombshell. Additional noted roles (including but not limited to): Argonian Guildmaster Sees-All-Colors and Hagraven - The Elder Scrolls Online, Charr Rox Whetstone + ancillaries - Guild Wars 2, Celsius - Tales of Xillia (1 and 2), Holly Whyte - Bravely Default, Commander Nowak – Q.U.B.E.: Director’s Cut, Female Veteran – Defiance, Sara Sidle – CSI: Fatal Conspiracy, and currently about 12 roles in Firefall that range in dialect and volume from Texan to Australian to Irish to Mid-Atlantic to Ukranian and tons in between.

In anime, she was just announced as Ohgami in Danganronpa: The Animation (which we sat on for a year!), Haruka in The Rolling Girls and Commander in Nobunagun. She is also in several of Funimation’s other current simuldubs including Tokyo Ghoul and Yurikuma Arashi. She continues on her known villainous path, voicing Cameran in Sailor Moon (Viz) and Misako in Psycho Pass II. She’s barked as Nazi vampire Zorin Blitz in Hellsing Ultimate; cajoled as Empress Megaria in Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters; and kiah’d as Uncho Kan'u in Ikki Tousen. Other warblings include Queen Elizabeth II - Hetalia: The Beautiful World; Lidvia Lorenzetti - A Certain Magical Index II, Yuki Mizushima - The Devil is a Part Timer!, various roles in both Attack on Titan and Space Dandy, and currently many other projects that are still, maddeningly, under wraps.

Arbitrary oddity presents a claymated Pamela Anderson and Verne Troyer in Celebrity Death Match, 2 bitchy girls in American Dad!, Vera Cortez in the online comic companion piece to Dead Space, and Mary; Mother of Jesus, in That Darn Jesus in Universal Remote; as well as many other auxiliary hither-and-yon  characters. Rachel also writes, sings, and paints. Portraits or walls.  She has a BFA from Syracuse University in Film/Art with concentration in writing, is a classically trained pianist, an excellent driver and knows the military alphabet.

She is happy to be returning to ConnectiCon for the 4th time, and since it was the first con she guested at, it’s a little extra special.

Follow Rachel’s occasionally entertaining tweets: @larynx_lynx

Or get more info on projects and appearances on FB: Rachel Robinson Voice Actress

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro

Carlos Ferro is one of the leading voice acting talents working in the industry today. A star of the award-winning, best-selling GEARS OF WAR, GEARS OF WAR 2 and GEARS OF WAR 3, Ferro is known to video game fans worldwide as the voice of COG soldier Dom Santiago. In addition to his work on GEARS, he is also known as the voice of Michael Corleone, head of the Corleone family in THE GODFATHER II and Leonardo da Vinci in ASSASSIN”S CREED 2, ASSASSIN’S CREED BROTHERHOOD and ASSASSIN’S CREED ASCENDANCE. Ferro has lent his voice to such well-known properties as FINAL FANTASY, BEWARE THE BATMAN, SCOOBY-DOO, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, JUSTICE LEAGUE, SPAWN, REIGN: THE CONQUERER, X-MEN: NEXT DIMENSION, TONY HAWK’S AMERICAN WASTELAND, SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, INDIANA JONES AND THE STAFF OF KINGS, RANGO THE VIDEOGAME as well as the popular SAINTS ROW and UNCHARTED franchises. Anime fans know him as the evil Thomas Waltham from GOLGO 13: QUEEN BEE. Ferro is also an accomplished actor and club DJ who has starred in landmark television shows such as STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and tours under his DJ moniker “the Domfather.”

Christopher Bevins

Christopher Bevins

Since 2001, Christopher Bevins has directed, cast, produced, acted in, and/or adapted scripts for over 100 anime series, movies and specials. His anime acting credits include Japan in Hetalia, Yogi in Karneval, Apollo in Aquarion, Amata in Aquarion EVOL, Fastener in Panty & Stocking, Gandhi in Nobunagun, Life Cool in Yurikuma Arashi, Hagakure in Danganronpa: The Animation, Lahar in Fairy Tale, Sherlock Holmes in Soul Eater, Lafitte and Shu Shu in One Piece, Shishi Wakamaru in Yu Yu Hakusho, Mercutio in Romeo x Juliet, Hanamori in Princess Jellyfish, Bee the Puppy in Dragon Ball Z, and Beck the Dog in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad. He can also be heard as various characters and critters in Space Dandy, Attack on Titan, Toriko, Steins;Gate, Baccano!, Fullmetal Alchemist (both series), Ouran High School Host Club, Sgt. Frog, Black Butler, Big Windup!, Shin chan, Fruits Basket, Case Closed and many more. Chris has also worked on several video games, most notably as the English-language voice of Dhalsim in the Street Fighter IV franchise, as well as numerous cannon-fodder characters in Borderlands 2.

 

Chris’ primary job is as a voice director, with casting and directing duties on Michiko & Hatchin, Princess Jellyfish, Karneval, Hetalia: The Beautiful World, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad (with Taliesin Jaffe), Sengoku Basara, Aquarion EVOL, Jormungand, Last Exile – Fam, The Silver Wing, .hack//Quantum, King of Thorn, Heaven’s Lost Property, Samurai 7, Speed Grapher, Witchblade, El Cazador de la Bruja, Burst Angel, and Dragon Ball GT. His most recent directing work includes Danganronpa: The Animation, Ping Pong: The Animation, Yurikuma Arashi, Nobunagun, and Unbreakable Machine Doll.

 

Follow Christopher on Twitter @VoiceofBevins

Jon St. John

Jon St. John

Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14.

His vocal abilities and production expertise landed him various radio jobs across America in cities such as New Orleans, Birmingham, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Over his 30 year broadcast and voice-acting career Jon has provided voice-overs for countless commercial, infomercial, multi-media, and video game projects.

Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS - DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, The Die Hard Trilogy, Heroes of Newerth, Call of Cthulu, Rochard, Twisted Metal4, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.

Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Cirque Du Soleil-Totem, Ford, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon. Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks such as Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.

An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans, and he acknowledges that they are among the reasons for his success in the industry.

Tokyo Attack!

Tokyo Attack!

Tokyo Attack (formerly known as Bemani Invasion) will be bringing two dozen systems for you to experience at ConnectiCon this year!

Make sure to check out their event page to voice your interest in tournaments and stay up to date on all of the events.

DAMEON CLARKE

DAMEON CLARKE

Clarke plays the role of Cell in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, as well as South Kai. He also plays Bear Thief, Tambourine and Bora in Dragon Ball and voiced the role for Future Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks as well as in various flashbacks during DBZ. He played Demetrious, a Kanassan warrior that appeared in Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku. He also voiced Paragus in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan and was also the producer of the 9th movie, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound. Clarke also reprises his role as Cell in Dragon Ball Z Kai, credited as Dartanian Nickleback (like in the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series).

Some of his other roles include George Kaminski in Case Closed, Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist (first anime), Younger Toguro in Yu Yu Hakusho, Nathan Spencer in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, and Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2. He also played the main villain in the horror film How to Be a Serial Killer, which gave Clarke two awards: The New York City Horror Film Festival award for Best Actor in 2008, and the Shriekfest award for Best Actor in 2009.

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

From Animation to Games to TV, Kari Wahlgren has appeared in a wide range of projects in her career.

Anime audiences were first introduced to Kari as the Vespa-riding, guitar-bashing Haruko in “FLCL.”  Since then, she has played a number of anime roles, including Celty in ‘Durarara’, Saber in ‘Fate Zero’, Kagami in ‘Lucky Star’, Saya and Diva in ‘Blood+’, Robin in ‘Witch Hunter Robin’, Fuu in ‘Samurai Champloo’, Anemone in ‘Eureka 7’, Tayuya in ‘Naruto’, and Blue Rose in ‘Tiger and Bunny.’

Kari is also known for her voiceover work in original animation.  She plays Tigress in Nickelodeon’s “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”, Li’l Suzy in “Phineas and Ferb”, Shellsea in the Disney Channel’s “Fish Hooks,” Jessica on Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty”,  Charmcaster on “Ben 10”, Emma Frost in “Wolverine and the X-Men”, Ketta on “Breadwinners”, the Enchantress and Jane Foster on “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, Faragonda on “WINX club”, Kimmy in ‘Sym-Bionic Titan’, and the underage temptress Anka on “Archer.”  She performed various roles on the FX series “Chozen” and HBO’s “The Life and Times of Tim,” and played Nova, the Yellow Monkey, in “Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!”  Kari’s other credits include The Regular Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Bubble Guppies, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Henry Hugglemonster, Kim Possible,  Shrek III, Disney’s “BOLT”, “Planes” and “Tinkerbell” movies, “Tangled Ever After”, “The Little Mermaid III: Ariel’s Beginning” and the Oscar-winning short ‘Paperman.’

Kari can be heard in over a hundred video games, including the Jedi Female Knight in “Star Wars: the Old Republic,” Courtney in ‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’, Gwen Stacy in “The Amazing Spiderman”, Ashe in Final Fantasy XII, Shelke in Final Fantasy: Dirge of Cerebus, Raine in Tales from Symphonia, Zatanna in Justice League Heroes and Arcee in Transformers.  Other games that Wahlgren has worked on include Rogue Galaxy, Dead or Alive Extreme 2, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Tekken 5, Command and Conquer III, Star Wars: the Force Unleashed, Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars Episode III: Return of the Sith, Armored Core IV, Guild Wars 2, and all three games in the Xenosaga series.  

Kari occasionally steps out from behind the microphone to do on-camera work.  She played the recurring role of Helen in the wizarding office on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”, appeared on ‘Criminal Minds’, and portrayed Tink in the indie film “Neverland.”  She has also appeared in commercials for Swiffer (Yes, she was the ‘Mud Girl’), T.J. Maxx, Lexus and Rolling Rock.

Rika Muranaka

Rika Muranaka

In the last 20 years, Rika composed & produced themes to some of Konami’s most successful & award-winning AAA game titles. Rika worked on projects such as Silent Hill, the renowned Metal Gear Solid & the sequels Sons of Liberty, Snake Eater, & Guns of the Patriots, & has played a fundamental role in shaping the tone of dramatic on screen events, which elevated the cinematic experience for gamers worldwide.

Rika collaborated & hired Hollywood film composer Harry Gregson-Williams at the Media Ventures studio in Venice Beach California to work with me on the Konami’s biggest selling AAA video game called “Metal Gear Solid”.

She also worked on music to the 2007 feature-length film Broken English Produced & directed by famous Hollywood film maker family, Zoe Cassavetes. This music was created for Academy award winning composer, Hans Zimmer’s music library called extreme music.

Far from selling out, Rika works with Konami & various record companies in Japan. Her projects have allowed her to bring some of the top jazz artists in the industry into the fold, including Gerald Albright, Peter Erskine, Robert Irving lll, Kevin Eubanks & Hubert Laws etc.

Rika successfully combines my abilities as a performer, composer, & producer, into a unique package. She has sold over 40 million copies of video games, combined with CDs through out the world.

D.C. Douglas

D.C. Douglas

D.C. Douglas will forever be known as either the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake, or as the soulful voice of Legion in the “Mass Effect” series, pulling on the heartstrings of fans around the world.

These roles are a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical autobot Chase on Discovery Family’s “Transformers: Rescue Bots.” And we can’t forget him as Bud in “Sharknado 2.”

In addition to his extensive character voice over work (see below for highlights) you’ve heard him on over 300 radio & TV commercials. You may also have seen him on “NCIS,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Workaholics,” “Charmed,” Criminal Minds,” “Castle,” “Star Trek: Enterprise” and many more TV shows. D.C. has been in many indie films you’ve never heard of, but Albert Wesker fans should check out “Apocalypse Kiss” if they want to see him with blonde hair and a tan.

ANIME & VIDEO GAME HIGHLIGHTS:
Naruto: Shippûden – Gari
Persona 4: Dancing All Night – (TBA 2015)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma – Azrael
Rune Factory 4 – Dylas, Badu
Tales of Graces f – President Paradine
Tales of Vesperia -Alexei Dinoia
Eternal Sonata – Jazz
.hack//G.U. – Gabi, Taihaku
Transformers: Rescue Bots – Chase (104 episodes)
Family Guy – Superman
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – Albert Wesker
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil 5 – Albert Wesker
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – Albert Wesker
Mass Effect 2 & 3 – Legion
Street Fighter X Tekken – Raven, Eddie Gordo
Tekken 6 – Raven
The Crew – Bill Coburn
Star Wars: The Old Republic – Lekk-Ji, Kal Bedo, Various
MotorStorm: Apocalypse – Dice, Dusklight Manager
Xenosaga Episode III -Voyager – Black Testament
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – The Master

More details are available on his website: http://www.DCDouglas.com
Twitter: twitter.com/DC_Douglas
Facebook: facebook.com/mrdcdouglas

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Actor/comedian Phil LaMarr is best known as a cast member of Fox's "Mad TV" and as the guy who got his brains blown out in PULP FICTION. He has also appeared in the films, IT'S PAT (the writers are friends from the Groundlings), BIO-DOME (the director's a friend from college) and EAT YOUR HEART OUT (no reason).

A native of Los Angeles, Phil was a member of The Groundlings, the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group. In addition, he has studied improv at Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago with Del Close. Phil has also improvised with Cold Tofu, Off the Wall, and the Purple Crayon of Yale University of which he was a founding member.

His television credits include guest starring on “Happy Endings,” “State of Georgia,” “Castle,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Big Time Rush” "Cold Case,""Reno 911," "Without A Trace," "The Bernie Mac Show," "NYPD Blue," "Living Single," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Murphy Brown." His stage credits include: THE TEMPEST, AS YOU LIKE IT, GUYS AND DOLLS, ASYLUM at The Actors Gang, and South Coast Repertory's MAKE THE BREAK and Sacred Fools Theatre's inaugural production of THE FATTY ARBUCKLE SPOOKHOUSE REVUE.

Phil was profiled in TV Guide for his voice-over work as well, which includes featured roles in HOODWINKED TOO!, ZAMBEZIA and MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA; regular roles on the animated series "Futurama," "Kaijudo," Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," "Static Shock," "Ozzy & Drix," "Evil con Carne," "Samurai Jack" and "Justice League Unlimited" as well as recurring roles on "King of the Hill," "Family Guy," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "Young Justice” "The Proud Family," and "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron."

Phil has had a good time doing voices for video games as well. He can be heard on such projects as METAL GEAR SOLID 4, DOOM 3, JAK 3, MERCENARIES 2, MEN OF VALOR, DARKSIDERS, RAGE, INFAMOUS 2, and DEAD ISLAND

On the big screen, LaMarr has also appeared in the comedies STEP BROTHERS, KILL THE MAN, FREE ENTERPRISE, CHERISH and MANNA FROM HEAVEN. As well as SPEAKING OF SEX with Bill Murray and Catherine O'Hara and Rodney Dangerfield’s BACK BY MIDNIGHT. Phil also played the lead role in director Tim Russ’ A NIGHT AT THE BIJOU, had a supporting role in QUID PRO QUO, a 2008 Sundance Film Festival selection in the Spectrum category and a cameo in SPIDER-MAN 2, which will wind up paying more in residuals than all of the others combined.

Recently, Phil took on the role of “Cowboy Curtis” in THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW both on Broadway and in the Emmy-nominated HBO special and appeared in the Dreamworks feature REAL STEEL with Hugh Jackman

www.phillamarr.com
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