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Know Your Voice Actor!
« on: November 04, 2011, 02:21:32 AM »
I'm basically gone make a thread to highlight some voice actors I admire. Why? Because I feel like their work goes under-appreciated in comparison to Hollywood and TV actors.

Come now, just cause you don't see them onscreen doesn't mean their work isn't hard or important.

I'll mostly be mentioning the roles I know best, but I'll throw in some extra roles that other people may recognize.

I call this...
KNOW YOUR VOICE ACTOR!

In the bull's eye today: the very, very talented

NICK JAMESON


If he's around, you know you're in for a ride, but most certainly NOT a slow ride (pun intended).
Well-known from the band Foghat, this guy's quite versatile. Acting, singing, you name it.
For voice acting, he has quite a range, voicing many kinds of characters.

NOTABLE ROLES
(I'm a devout fan of Star Wars and he's done a hell of a lot of work for the franchise, so be prepared for me referencing it quite a bit)

*Psychonauts
Coach Oleander, Dr. Loboto, Pokeylope, Kochamara
*Doom 3
M. Marak
*Mission Hill
Gus Duncz, Stogie
*Legacy of Kain II: Blood Omen
Sebastian
*Star Wars: Dark Empire [Audio Version]
Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Governor Beltane
* Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic
Nobles (Taris), Dehno, Billan
*Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Official Video Game
Palpatine/Darth Sidious
*Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV Series
Palpatine/Darth Sidious
*Star Wars - The Force Unleashed
Obi-Wan Kenobi
*Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Kex, Esok, Zuka, Suulru
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Re: Know Your Voice Actor #1: Nick Jameson
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 08:03:39 AM »
Phil LaMarr

Notable roles:
EVERYONE.
Ah?

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 04:11:58 PM »
I love Phil. He did many voices I recognize.

*Futurama
Hermes Conrad
*Doom 3
T. Washington
*Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic
Gadon Thek
*Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Captain/Major Riiiken, Scout Leader

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Know Your Voice Actor #2: Tom Kane
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 04:43:17 PM »
This guy is a true pro. Maybe even...dare I say  :2pro:? Yes I dare. He's more than 2pro than if you took 2pro and multiplied it times itself.

He's a legend in the business, a veritable Grandmaster.
He's also quite a good looking devil with piercing icy blue eyes and a hypnotic stare. His voice is crystal-clear and versatile, with an insane range.

My friends, one of my personal icons,
TOM KANE!

His voice is everywhere and I've heard it since I was a kid, though I only recently realized it.

NOTABLE ROLES

*Commercials for Wal-Mart
*Commercials for Scrubbing Bubbles
*Kim Possible
Lord Monty Fisk/Monkey Fist
*Powerpuff Girls
Professor Utonium, Him, others
*Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV Series
Jedi Master Yoda, Admiral Wullf Yularen, Narrator
*Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic
Niklos, Merchant (Taris), Sith Officer (Taris South Apartments), Jedi Master Vandar Tokare, Czerka Representative (Korriban), Sith Master Uthar Wynn, Republic Ambassador Roland Wann, Dark Jedi Assassin Leader (Kashyyyk/Tatooine), Dark Jedi Master (Manaan), Sith Master (Star Forge)
*Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Jedi Master Kavar, Jedi Master Vandar Tokare, Additional Voices
*Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Captain Ozzik Sturn, Kento Marek
*Robot Chicken
Yoda, C-3P0, Inuyasha, others

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 04:47:01 PM »
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=2pro*2pro
okay this didn't work too well, why do nerds tell me to use a calculator that doesn't work

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 04:59:04 PM »


Tony Jay

Notable Works (For me anyway):
-Megabyte (Reboot)
-The Director (Return to Castle Wolfenstein)
-The Lieutenant (Fallout 1)
-Baron Mordo (Spider-Man)
-Various roles (Tom and Jerry)

More on IMDB, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0419645/

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Know Your Voice Actor! #3: John
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 05:27:55 PM »
It's time again for a dreadful pun.

To be or not to be? Your choice. He's here if you want something done right.



NOTABLE ROLES

*Painkiller: Heaven's Got A Hitman
Samael the Archangel
*Toy Story 3
Twitch
*Metal Gear Solid II: The Sons of Liberty
David Sears/Solidus Snake
*Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic
Canderous Ordo
*Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Canderous Ordo/Mandalore the Preserver

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 07:37:34 PM »
Stephan Weyte



Blood - Caleb
Blood 2 - Caleb

and some other kids games where he ironically plays a kid named Caleb.

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 11:10:20 PM »
Why is there always fucking shitty Star Wars noted. Star Wars is for the sweatiest nerds alive.
Did you not read the first post, Einstein?

I very clearly said that I was mostly listing roles that I was most familiar with. I also said I am a fan of Star Wars.
A fan of Star Wars listing material from Star Wars?! Stop the presses!

Do that make any sense to you? Or are you still confused? In which case I suggest you pull your head out of your ass and scrub your eyes so you can read better. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2011, 01:28:45 AM »
Don't take it personally, Trilkin; I'm sure Bekey meant no offense to you, just mindless HLC lingo :P

He's probably noting how most of the voice actors currently listed are ones from Star Wars games.

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2011, 02:59:01 AM »
Don't take it personally, Trilkin; I'm sure Bekey meant no offense to you, just mindless HLC lingo :P

He's probably noting how most of the voice actors currently listed are ones from Star Wars games.

It's not that I was taking it as a personal insult.
It's that the "mindless lingo" grinds on my nerves sometimes.
Sorry, for what it's worth.

Point taken, alright? I won't list as much Star Wars.
Stephan Weyte
Blood - Caleb
Blood 2 - Caleb

He also voices the title character of Claw, which in my opinion, is the greatest sidescroller of all time.

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 01:15:40 PM »
Giiit Out!

sir

please

please, sir

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 04:57:58 PM »
Stay on topic nerds, I happen to like this thread.

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Re: Know Your Voice Actor!
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 08:07:09 PM »
If you're into Disney cartoons, you should be pretty familiar with the gentleman.

One of the most prolific and versatile voice guys out there and often considered the successor to the great Mel Blanc...
JAMES CUMMINGS

(Also credited with his middle name "Jonah" and affectionately known as "Jimmy" or "Jim")



NOTABLE ROLES:

*Balto
Steele (this is my favorite role of his)
*The Lion King
King Scar (Singing Voice only; this one's a bit complicated. You see, during the recording of Be Prepared, Jeremy Irons did indeed sing. However, Jeremy's voice gave out partway through, so James imitated his voice for the rest. If I remember right, James starts singing at the part where Scar begins to rise on the volcanic rocks singing "so be prepared for the coup of the century, be prepared for the murkiest scam")
*Anastasia
Rasputin (singing only, ie In the Dark of the Night)
*Winnie the Pooh Franchise
Pooh, Tigger (replaced Hal Smith as the former and Paul Wilchinsky as the latter)
*Kingdom Hearts Series
Pete, Pooh, Tigger, King Scar (KHI only.  Scar was played in KHII by James Horan, who I may cover in my next entry)
*Painkiller: Heaven's Got a Hitman and Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell
Lord/General Alastor
*Mass Effect II
The Patriarch
*CatDog
Cat