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GUESTS

June 7-9, 2024 guests

Maggie Robertson
Maggie Robertson
Known for: 
Resident Evil Village, Baldur's Gate III

Maggie Robertson is an acclaimed actress known for her standout voice and motion capture role as Lady Dimitrescu in Capcom's "RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE" (2021), earning widespread acclaim and several awards, including a BAFTA nomination and victories at The Game Awards and The Golden Joystick Awards.

She recently starred in "BALDUR'S GATE 3" as Orin The Red, alongside J.K. Simmons and Jason Isaacs, and in "LAMPLIGHTER'S LEAGUE" as Lady Nicastro. Maggie's other notable works include roles in "BACK 4 BLOOD: RIVER OF BLOOD," "GOD OF WAR RAGNAROK," "Ridley Jones: Ridely's Christmas Carol," "SMITE," "Marvel's MIDNIGHT SUNS," and "ROGUE COMPANY."

She holds an MA in Classical Acting from LAMDA and has been active in film, TV, and games since moving to Los Angeles.

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Helena Mankowska
Helena Mankowska
Known for: 
Resident Evil Village

Helena Mankowska's acting journey began in 2015, leading to widespread fame as the face model for Lady Dimitrescu in the 2021 game "Resident Evil Village" by Capcom. Her portrayal, coupled with roles in various short films, music videos, and commercials, as well as stunt doubling for Mila Jovovich, has won her fans globally.

Originating from Poland, Helena embarked on her modeling career in 2017 and quickly moved into acting, studying under renowned instructors in Barcelona, Spain. She expanded her repertoire by training as a stuntwoman, collaborating with leading professionals and institutions in Spain and the UK.

After relocating to London for intensive acting training, Helena graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2020. Currently living in Barcelona, she engages in diverse creative endeavors, including public appearances, advocacy, and running her motivational vlog "The Shies," inspiring others to chase their dreams.

Parallel to her character in "Resident Evil Village," Helena's recent motherhood adds a personal resonance to her role. Multilingual in English, Polish, and conversational Spanish, she boasts skills in stunts, stage combat, martial arts, and swimming. Helena also models, represented by top agencies in Spain and the UK, showcasing her versatility and commitment to her crafts.

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Rob Wiethoff
Rob Wiethoff
Known for: 
Red Dead Redemption

Rob Wiethoff is renowned for his role as John Marston in the critically acclaimed video game series Red Dead Redemption. A standout voice actor in the gaming industry, Wiethoff not only lent his voice but also performed the motion capture for the character across the original game, its sequel Red Dead Redemption 2, and the expansion Undead Nightmare. His portrayal of Marston has garnered him widespread acclaim, securing him fourth place among the top 10 best video game voice actors in a ranking by Game Informer. Wiethoff's exceptional performance earned him the Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Award for Outstanding Character Performance in 2011, along with several other accolades.

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Roger Clark
Roger Clark
Known for: 
Red Dead Redemption II

Roger Clark is an Irish-American actor celebrated for his extensive work in theater, voice over, television, and motion capture. Born on July 14, 1978, in New Jersey and raised in Ireland, Roger's early life was steeped in a rich tapestry of cultural experiences. He honed his craft in the United Kingdom, graduating with a BA in Theatre, Media, and Drama from the University of Glamorgan in Cardiff, Wales.

Roger's professional acting journey began in 2000 with the Wales Actor's Company, where he debuted in the production of Juno and the Paycock. His career since has spanned across 45 countries, showcasing his versatility in various mediums, with a strong foundation in theatre. Roger currently resides in New York, where he continues to engage in diverse acting projects.

He is best known for his role as Arthur Morgan in the critically acclaimed 2018 video game Red Dead Redemption 2. His portrayal, delivered through performance capture, not only won him widespread acclaim but also several prestigious awards, firmly establishing him as a distinguished voice in the world of video game acting.

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Ned Luke
Ned Luke
Known for: 
Grand Theft Auto V

Before exploding onto the international scene as the voice and likeness of Michael De Santa in the wildly popular video game Grand Theft Auto V, Ned Luke had already accomplished much in his career of nearly thirty years.  He waited tables, sold cars, real estate, time shares and hot dogs.  All the while, Ned managed to enjoy enough success in show biz to keep him coming back for more.  Ned has appeared in nearly 100 commercials through the years hawking such products as Budweiser, Cheerios, Burger King, and many, many more. 

 

Ned has also enjoyed success on the small screen with shows including Law and Order: SVU, Third Watch, Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order, Murder One and the just completed pilot Unfiltered to name a few.  He even voiced a sheep dog named Raffles in the animated film Rover Dangerfield.

 

A diehard fan of the Chicago White Sox, Ned once turned down a national beer commercial because it shot in Wrigley Field, home to the hated Cubbies. Ned and his beautiful wife Amy live with their 13 year old son Bubba in New York.  

 

Ned on making of GTA V: "Stealing cars is hell of a lot more fun than selling them..."

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Shawn 'Solo' Fonteno
Shawn 'Solo' Fonteno
Known for: 
Grand Theft Auto V

If the name Shawn “Solo” Fonteno doesn’t ring a bell already, then it will very soon. As the voice of the character “Franklin” in Rockstar Games’ massive new video game release Grand Theft Auto V, Solo is well on his way to becoming a house hold name among gamers across the globe. From a life of dealing drugs and banging with the West Coast Crips, to international voice actor, Solo’s rise to fame is truly one of success.

 

Born and raised in Watts, California, Solo was no stranger to hustling on the streets to make ends meet. From 12 – 18 years old, he lived the life of drug dealing and gang banging with the infamous East Coast Crip sand  Solo dabbled in the music industry eventually recording the West Coast anthem “Whoop Whoop” with Kam and DJ Pooh. He teamed up with Kam for several years and rose to moderate fame touring with the likes of Ice Cube, Lynch Mob, Naughty by Nature and Queen Latifah. Soon after a highly publicized falling out with Ice Cube that was later smoothed over, Solo was shot and almost died. The life changing moment was a huge wakeup call and he vowed to put family and God first, leaving his gang banging days behind.

 

Solo went on to try his hand at acting, eventually starring in the 2000 film 3 Strikes and The Wash in 2001 – both written and directed by his good friend DJ Pooh. In 2004, Solo took up his childhood passion of motorcycle racing and joined the famous Choppers, eventually rising to become the crew’s Vice President. During his stint racing motorcycles, Solo helped put the Choppers back on the map, hosting some of the biggest and best warehouse parties in Carson, California – a warehouse he still owns and rents out today.

 

Solo’s life took an unexpected turn soon after when DJ Pooh, who was instrumental in creating the bestselling Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, invited him to Rockstar Games to help develop characters for the next chapter in the Grand Theft Auto video game series. Solo was one of many to try out and lend his voice for the lead character of “Franklin,” but his authentic background as a gang member, ex-felon and Watts native, was just what Rockstar Games was looking for. Two weeks later, he received a phone call asking him to be the voice of “Franklin” in Grand Theft Auto V. Solo gave up motorcycle racing and travelled between LA and New York for the next 2 and a half years, intensely developing his character. Solo is now apart of what is slated to be one of the best selling video games ever.

 

Now facing fame yet again, Solo plans to continue pursuing voice acting, film, and other opportunities, but remains humble and never forgets to put his family first.

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Billy West
Billy West
Known for: 
Futurama, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Doug

Billy West is a multifaceted American talent known primarily for his voice acting. He spent his early life in Boston and dabbled in music, even attending Berklee College of Music briefly. Billy's career began in radio, where he became a notable figure on The Howard Stern Show, gaining recognition for his impeccable impersonations.

Transitioning into television, West's voice graced popular animations such as "Doug", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", and "Futurama", where he portrayed iconic characters like Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, and Dr. Zoidberg. His versatility saw him becoming the voice of legendary characters such as Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and even Shaggy Rogers in certain projects. Beyond television, Billy's voice has been used extensively in commercials, representing brands like Honey Nut Cheerios and M&M's.

West has also contributed to the music industry, collaborating with notable artists like Deborah Harry and Lou Reed, and even touring with legends like Roy Orbison and Brian Wilson. His band, Billy West and The Grief Counselors, has released an album titled "Me-Pod".

Moreover, his involvement in films has seen him voice characters in productions like "Space Jam" and "Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island". In the video game realm, West's voice has been featured in numerous games, including those from the "Looney Tunes" and "Futurama" franchises.

A man of vast talent, Billy West has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry, with a career spanning radio, television, film, music, and video games.

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Lauren Tom
Lauren Tom
Known for: 
Futurama, King of the Hill, Supernatural

Lauren Tom, an Obie Award-winning actress, is widely recognized for her dynamic voice acting and live-action roles. She gained fame with her appearances in "The Joy Luck Club" and as Julie in "Friends." Lauren's notable voice work includes portraying Amy in the popular animated series "Futurama," along with roles in "King of the Hill" and other animated series. She has also been a regular on The Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" from 2016-2019 and appeared in series like Guillermo Del Toro's "Trollhunters" and "3Below."

She's set to appear in a recurring role on Amazon's "Goliath." Her film credits include "Grandma," "Bad Santa," and "In Good Company." On television, Lauren has had regular roles in "Men in Trees," "DAG," and "Grace Under Fire," and a recurring part in "Barbershop." Her extensive voice acting work enhances her reputation as a versatile and talented actress in both animation and live-action mediums.

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Maurice LaMarche
Maurice LaMarche
Known for: 
Futurama, The Real Ghostbusters, Pinky and the Brain, Batman: Arkham Series

Maurice LaMarche, distinguished by his high school peers as the one "Most Likely To Be Someone Else," has been captivating audiences with his character voices and impressions from a young age. His professional journey began at 19, when he stepped onto the stage of "Yuk Yuk’s" comedy club in Toronto, marking the start of his career alongside friends Howie Mandel and Jim Carrey. By 1980, LaMarche had relocated to Los Angeles, embarking on a decade-long venture in standup comedy, opening for icons like Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin, as well as bands Kool & The Gang, and during The Temptations/The Four Tops Tour.

1985 saw LaMarche venture into the realm of animation voiceovers, quickly securing roles such as "Chief Quimby" in "Inspector Gadget" and "Egon Spengler" in "The Real Ghostbusters." This marked the beginning of a prolific career in voice acting, contributing to over a hundred animated series. His exceptional talent has earned him three Emmy nominations—first in 1990 for the satirical "D.C. Follies," followed by a 1999 nomination and later win for his role as "The Brain" in "Pinky & The Brain," and recently, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work in "Futurama," where he voices over seventy characters including "Morbo The Newscaster" and "Kif Kroker."

Beyond animation, LaMarche's voice resonates in the commercial sphere as Toucan Sam, the mascot for Kellogg’s Froot Loops, since 1987, and as the signature voice of Lexus since the summer of 2009. His journey from a comedic talent to a celebrated voice actor showcases a career filled with versatility, humor, and exceptional voice artistry.

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Phil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr
Known for: 
Futurama, Samurai Jack, Pulp Fiction

Born in Los Angeles, Phil graduated from Yale University and trained at The Groundlings Theater. He rose to fame as an original cast member of MAD TV and is renowned for roles such as “Hermes” in FUTURAMA, "Marvin" in PULP FICTION, “Green Lantern” in JUSTICE LEAGUE, and as the voice behind SAMURAI JACK.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Phil's contributions to TV include STATIC SHOCK, FAMILY GUY, THE FLASH, LUCIFER, and VEEP. He's also recognized in films like INCREDIBLES 2 and THE LION KING (2019), and in video games like FORTNITE and the METAL GEAR SOLID series.

On stage, Phil has performed with The Actor’s Gang and Sacred Fools Theatre. He's notably played “Cowboy Curtis” in "The Pee-wee Herman Show" on Broadway and in its Emmy-nominated HBO special.

Currently, he writes and produces the animated series "GOBLINS" (goblinsanimated.com) and performs with "THE BLACK VERSION" (theblackversion.com). Catch him on Cartoon Network’s CRAIG OF THE CREEK and Netflix’s MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: REVELATION.

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Greg Baldwin
Greg Baldwin
Known for: 
Samurai Jack, The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Greg Baldwin, an acclaimed American voice actor, is renowned for succeeding the legendary Japanese-American actor Mako in various voice roles after Mako's passing in 2006.

Notably, he lent his voice to Aku in the fifth season of "Samurai Jack" (2001) and in the video game "Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall." Baldwin also embraced the role of Iroh in the third season of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (2005), a character he revisited in the sequel series "The Legend of Korra" (2012), and depicted Master Splinter in "TMNT" (2007).

Additionally, he has made guest appearances in notable series such as "SpongeBob SquarePants" (1999), "The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack" (2008), and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" (2008).

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Samurai Jill
Known for: 
Pittsburgh Cosplay

Introducing Samurai Jill, a remarkable professional cosplayer, con host, and content creator hailing from the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, PA. Jill's lifelong passion for film, animation, video games, and pop culture has finally found its perfect outlet through the captivating art of cosplay, which she wholeheartedly embraced in 2017.

With an impressive repertoire spanning various mediums, including Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Jurassic World, and beyond, Jill has become a master at bringing to life a multitude of beloved characters. Her craftsmanship and attention to detail have garnered widespread recognition, earning her the honor of being a published cosplayer featured in esteemed magazines such as Cosplay Zine, Cosplay Alliance Magazine, and The Jurassic Mag.

With a captivating presence and boundless creativity, Samurai Jill continues to inspire and delight enthusiasts across the globe. Her contributions to the world of cosplay are a testament to her unwavering commitment to her craft, and her ability to embody beloved characters with authenticity and flair.

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November 8-10, 2024 & 2025 Guests

Steven Ogg
Known for: 
GTA V, The Walking Dead, Westworld

Steven Ogg currently appears in BBC’s new critically acclaimed TV show BOILING POINT, based on the hit film starring Stephen Graham. Steven is best known for playing Simon in AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, Rebus in HBO’s WESTWORLD, Sobchak in another AMC hit, BETTER CALL SAUL, Pike in TNT’s SNOWPIERCER, and he also played Captain Howard in Apple TV’s movie EMANCIPATION. Steven has a global notoriety for his role as Trevor in the video game GTA V.

In 2022-2023, Steven has had a variety of roles in many forthcoming Indie features including BLIND RIVERDARK MATCHHAZARDTHE DRESDEN SUNTHE GHOST TRAPSCARED SH**LESS, and most recently wrapped CONCESSIONS.

Steven grew up doing theatre in his hometown of Alberta, Canada before traveling to study in Europe and NYC, where he resided for 20 years before relocating to sunny South Pasadena, California. His poetry collection, CATHARSE-IS, will debut in 2024 by the UK-based publisher Pegasus, and he is collaborating on a theatrical production in Ireland.

Nolan North
Known for: 
Uncharted, Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Deadpool

Nolan North, born in New Haven, Connecticut, is a renowned American actor and voice actor celebrated for his significant contributions to the video game industry, often regarded as its de facto leading man. He rose to fame for voicing iconic characters such as Desmond Miles in the Assassin's Creed series and Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series.

After studying journalism at the University of North Carolina on a baseball scholarship, North briefly worked as a reporter in New Jersey. He then shifted gears to pursue stand-up comedy and acting in New York City, before making the move to Hollywood. There, he landed the role of Dr. Chris Ramsey in the General Hospital spin-off, Port Charles, from 1997 to 2003, during which time he married Jill Murray, a co-star from the show, and welcomed two children.

North's career took a pivotal turn towards voice acting post-Port Charles, leading to his groundbreaking role as Nathan Drake in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune in 2007, a character he continued to embody in subsequent series installments. His portrayal required extensive motion capture work, likened by North to "theatre in Spandex" due to its imaginative and prop-minimal nature.

His voice acting repertoire extends beyond these roles to include the Prince in Prince of Persia, The Penguin in Batman: Arkham City, and various characters in games like Final Fantasy XII, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Call of Duty series, and Dota 2, among others. In animation, North has voiced characters such as Cyclops in Wolverine and the X-Men and Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Notably, North's work as Nathan Drake caught the attention of J.J. Abrams, leading to a role in Star Trek into Darkness. His career is distinguished by a versatility that spans video games, animation, and live-action performances, making him a pivotal figure in the entertainment industry.