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Gareth West

Gareth West

John Swasey

John Swasey

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Morgan Berry

Morgan Berry

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Jay Hickman

Jay Hickman

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

YTCracker

YTCracker

Margaret McDonald

Margaret McDonald

Kevin Connolly

Kevin Connolly

V is for Villains

V is for Villains

Patricia Duran

Patricia Duran

The Microphone Misfitz

The Microphone Misfitz

Gareth West

Gareth West

Gareth is an actor, model, and voice actor based out of Texas. He is known for such Anime roles as; Ittetsu Takeda in Haikyu, Seiya Takehaya in Tsurune, Kanichi Konishi in Food Wars, Haruka Shinozaki in My Girlfriend Is Shobitch, Lizard Misty in Saint Seiya, 2D in Golden Time, Akihiro Tsukaba in Chihayafuru, Tomoaki Yamagishi in O Maidens In Your Savage Season, and Dinkuron in Log Horizon. He is also currently playing the role of Jason Lee Scott the Red Power Ranger in the upcoming release Red Rising: A Power Rangers Fan Film. When not making anime voices or acting, Gareth enjoys basically anything nerdy under the sun. So whatever it is you are into, chances are you can come up and geek out. Because there is nothing he likes more than getting enthusiastic, and making new friends!

John Swasey

John Swasey

John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitts” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime.

Being the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Salvador in Borderland II, Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Vulcan in Orphen, Ken in Kaleido Star, Captain Ahab in Hakugei The Legend of Moby Dick, Rikudoh in RahXephon, Mister in Coyote Ragtime Show, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, and the Gamera trilogy. Most recently you can catch John in the broadcast series of GANGSTA as Chad, and Akame Ga Kill as Bols as seen on Toonami.

In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Among the shows he has directed are Welcome to the N.H.K., AirGear, Wandaba Style, St. Seiya, Shadow Skill, E’s Otherwise, Michel, Jinki Extend and Shinobi (live action co-directed with longtime pal, Kyle Jones). John loves working in the world of anime as a director and voice actor! Currently John is working with pals Kyle Jones and Jay Hickman on an original animation full length movie called The Perfect Khan. In addition to anime, John has voiced thousands of radio and tv commercials – even acted in a few films. One of the coolest acting jobs was being the Beer Delivery Guy in Dazed and Confused.

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn is beloved globally as Axel/Lea from Kingdom Hearts and Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2, 4 and Rising Revengeance (for which he received a Best Actor Award). Fans Love Flynn as: Kon in Bleach, Iruka Sensai in Naruto, Reno in Final Fantasy, Jhin in League of Legends, Timon in Timon & Pumbaa, and many others!

Quinton’s Classic Legacy Characters: Micky Mouse, Spider-Man, Venom, Human Torch, Jonny Quest, Gollum and more pop up often in his solo comedic improvisational Q&A convention panels along with celebrity impressions, song and audience participation.

His impressions and sound-a-likes have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Paul McCartney, Mindhunter as Frank Sinatra, Robot Chicken as Elmer Fudd, Draco Malfoy and Swiper The Fox, The Adventures of Billy & Mandy as Christopher Walken, The Mystery of Natalie Wood as James Dean, Cartoon Hook Ups as Deadpool

Flynn seamlessly shape shifts from the deep, sinister and sexy, mad-scientist, Dr. Krankcase – Skylanders: Trap Team, to the polite and earnest Silver The Hedgehog in the Sonic game series! And his twisted Irish hitman Sir Henry Cooldown provided the right spice in the action-adventure hack and slash video games No More Heroes 1 & 2. He also lent his vocal gymnastics to – Star Wars: The Old Republic, Avatar The Last Airbender, Crash Bandicoot, Mass Effect, World of Warcraft, Batman Arkham City Origins, Lord Of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean to name a few.

Flynn’s Fan Favorite, the lovably nerdy Sheldon Lee, is back in My Life As A Teenage Robot on Amazon Prime! The resurgence of interest in that Nickelodeon animated gem also features Quinton as the heroic Sliver Shell and the despicable Don Prima + more than 50 other incidental voices!! So, Get In Like Flynn!

Morgan Berry

Morgan Berry

Morgan Berry is a voice actor, singer, and voice director; best known for her voice roles in various anime television series, films, video games, and web series. Some of the many franchises Morgan has voiced for include: “Pokemon”, “Dragon Ball”, “Beyblade”, “My Hero Academia”, “Final Fantasy”, “Inuyasha”, “Fire Emblem”, “Miraculous Ladybug”, “Sword Art Online”, “One Piece”, “Fruits Basket”, “Food Wars”, “Borderlands”, “Love Live!”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Smite”, “Overlord”, "The Rising of the Shield Hero”, “Marvel Avengers Academy”, “Cells at Work”, the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast”, and many more. Morgan has worked with many prestigious companies including Disney, Nintendo, Cartoon Network / Adult Swim, Marvel, Square Enix, SEGA, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Team Four Star, and various other notable establishments.

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle is a voice actor for Funimation, ADV Films, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and OkraTron 5000. The Right Reverend Robert L. Mungle founded The Whiskey Brothers in 1998. Since then, while the line-up has changed, it has been his outrageously loud voice that has led the group. Mungle has taken the stage everywhere from sold out theaters to seedy strip clubs. His IMDB page boasts over 100 different anime roles, from “Ghost Stories” to “Lady Death” to “Excel Saga.” He was born in Houston and you might recognize him from any of tons of anime roles, some of which include Amanojaku from Ghost Stories, Mr.8 from One Piece, Matsushita from Angel Beats, and Pedro Domingo from Excel Saga. He’s appeared in Akame ga Kill!, 009-1, Broken Blade, Gantz, Halo Legends, and many others.

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.

With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

Jay Hickman

Jay Hickman

Jay began his career in anime in the 1990s, when he landed his first role at ADV Films in Master of Mosquiton. Since then, he has appeared in more than 100 titles with studios including ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Okratron 5000, and others. As a character actor, Jay has been able to voice a broad variety of colorful roles, with the occasional romantic lead thrown in for good measure. His notable credits over the past two decades are Mechazawa in Cromartie High School, Spitfire in Air Gear, Sho Zama in Aura Battler Dunbine, Shiryu in Saint Seiya, Chuu and Hammond in One Piece, Kagetane Hiruko in Black Bullet, Chief Kurama in Elfen Lied, Koji in Generator Gawl, Toru Watanabe in Excel Saga, The Fool in Kaleido Star, Crusty in Log Horizon, SSS in Madlax, Dera Mochimazzi in Tamako Market, Sanetoshi Watase in Penguindrum, Prince Mytho in Princess Tutu, and Giraffe in Revue Starlight, among many others.

Jay’s voice has also been featured in live action series and films such as Dark Water, Synesthesia, Conduct Zero, The Fuccons, Touching Wild Horses, Gamera – Attack of Legion, as well as in the video game Unlimited Saga. Jay had his Toonami debut playing Dr. Stylish in Akame ga KILL!, followed by Shiro Kuramori in Parasyte – the maxim, and now Joichiro Yukihira in Food Wars!

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has been screaming into microphones for close to 22 years now! With over 376 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He is honored to return to his role of Son Goku this year in Saiyuki Reload Zeroin, having worked on the Saiyuki franchise for over 20 years. He can currently be heard as Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, and as Chai in Shenmue The Animation on Adult swim. Some other recent roles include Chota Segawa in Alice in Borderland (OAV), Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Frost in DragonBall Super, Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars, Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, and he even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic.

He is proud to be a part of the new “Pink Harvest” productions from Sentai Filmworks, in the roles of Izumi Sena in Lovestage, and Yabase in Hitorijime My Hero. Some other recent favorites include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, Doug in Gangsta, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.

Of all of his many roles, his favorite will always be the real life role of “Little Brother” to a guy with a big Sippy Cup, and an even bigger heart – who touched the world with his "Love and Laughter”.

YTCracker

YTCracker

YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, and Internet entrepreneur. YTCracker began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop. YTCracker is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades”, also making a name for himself as a professional disc jockey, computer programmer, graphics designer and webmaster. His music covers everything from computer hacking to bitcoin. He has performed on legendary stages across the world in front of some of the largest crowd both as a DJ and as a lyricist, including events like the Consumer Electronics Show, MAGFest, SXSW and beyond.

Margaret McDonald

Margaret McDonald

Margaret (Meg) McDonald is a Houston based actress and all around nerd. McDonald first got started in the voice over industry after auditioning while she was still in school. After getting her BA in Drama from the University of St. Thomas, Meg pursued a full time acting career in the booth as well as onstage. Her most notable roles in anime are: “Harumi” in Citrus, “Rikka Takanashi” in Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions, “Tama” in Death March to A Parallel World Rhapsody, “Miho Nishizumi” in Girls und Panzer, “Tamako Kitashrikawa” in Tamako Market, and “Isuzu” in Log Horizon. She can also has supporting roles in Watamote, Hakouki, Little Busters, Maria Holic, Mayo Chiki, Rozen Maiden: Zuruckenspulen, Maidsama, and Nobunaga the Fool to name a few. She also appears in Parasyte: The Maxim and Akame Ga Kill.

Kevin Connolly

Kevin Connolly

Kevin M Connolly is a classically trained actor who’s VO career includes dubbing for anime and live action shows, video games, audio books, commercials and animation. He started in Texas working with FUNimation, Illumitoon Ent and ADV Films with shows including Case Closed, Gatchaman, Fullmetal Alchemist, Rumbling Hearts & more. In LA he has worked with Bang Zoom Ent, VSI and Dubbing Bros. on shows and games such as Sword Art Online, League of Legends, Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE, and Ace Combat 7. He also has been the voice for LEGO’s Holiday commercial campaigns 2018/19 as well as co-starring on “LEGO Friends: Girls On A Mission” as Steve. Currently he can be heard as the narrator on “Welcome To Demon School” on Crunchyroll, with more projects coming in the future. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @KevinMConnolly to find out more.

V is for Villains

V is for Villains

A new breed of entertainment. The intimate story. Epic visual stylings. That’s what you’re about to experience when getting ready for a V is for Villains concert. V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take you on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…

Patricia Duran

Patricia Duran

Patricia Duran is a native Houstonian with over twenty years of experience as a professional stage actor working locally, regionally, and in New York City. In the early 2000’s she did a little voice over work with ADV Films (now Sentai Filmworks), but it wasn’t until 2016 when she returned to her hometown after working in NY that she really became involved with voicing anime and fell in love with it! Some of her favorite roles include; Freya in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Hikari Kagura in Revue Starlight, Nui-Nokata in Dororo, Kazuna Nishizono in Food Wars! The Second Plate, Kagari in Ushio and Tora, Chisato in BanG Dream!, Helga in Vinland Saga,Yayaka in Flip Flappers, Hina in Domestic Girlfriend, Princess in Princess Principal, and so many more!

She is a founding company member with Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company who strive to promote the empowerment of women in the performing arts. Duran received the 2020 Houston Press award for the Best Everywhere We Looked Player and in 2019 won Best Actress for her role as Maxima Terrible Segunda in The Hunchback of Seville. She has been recognized in American Theatre magazine as one of 20 Theatre Workers You Should Know. You can find her @www.PatriciaDuran.net or on Instagram as PatriciaDuranActor.

The Microphone Misfitz

The Microphone Misfitz

The Microphone Misfitz will entertain you if that is what you came for, from music to dance to a party-good time. Now, if you want quality for your time then let the Fitz engage you in the arts & sciences of the 21st century’s preeminent culture. Based in Chicago, The Microphone Misfitz is more than a band or crew, creating music. They use the pillars of Hip-Hop (turntablism/DJing; MCing; breakin’; graffiti/street art; knowledge & overstanding) and their shared dynamics to enlighten and sustain their audiences and themselves. Kin Solo, DFEX, and Jet Nam (Jet9) are the choreography & movement artists; Ray of Light is the high-octane hype-man & MC; Mel L. is the Graff artist, vocalist, & road DJ; DJ Mar & Mike Knobel (aemka) are the production team; and D-Nick The Microphone Misfit is the lead MC, lyricist & artistic director of the group. The Microphone Misfitz have toured worldwide from grassroots gatherings to South By Southwest; from Algeria to China and elsewhere; Sharing stages with luminaries such as Crucial Conflict, Dead Prez, KRS-ONE, Jeru tha Damaja, Saul Williams, Mega Ran and more. Focused on the themes of living for a healthier state of mind; and uplifting those who are trying to find their path in this world, The Fitz embodies the acronym Healthy Independent People Helping Other People (H.I.P. H.O.P.).

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