Robert Paulsen is an American voice actor and singer from Detroit, Michigan. He is known for voicing Raphael in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, Yakko Warner in Animaniacs, Pinky in Pinky and the Brain, Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Hadji in Jonny Quest, Donatello in the 2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, Party Juju and Tlaloc in Tak and the Power of Juju, P.J. in Goof Troop and A Goofy Movie and Peck in Barnyard. He is also the host of a voice over talk show called "Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen".
Maurice LaMarche (born March 30, 1958) is a Canadian-American voice actor, comedian and impressionist. He has voiced Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters and its follow-up Extreme Ghostbusters, the Brain in Animaniacs as well as its spin-off Pinky and the Brain, Big Bob in Hey Arnold! (1996–2004), and a variety of characters in Futurama.
Carlos Alazraqui was not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911! He’s also been a stand up comedian for over 20 years and one of LA’s top voiceover actors for over 15 years, providing the voices for Rocko and Spunky on Nickelodeon’s “Rocko’s Modern Life, Mr. Weed on FOX’s “The Family Guy”, Denzel Crocker on “Fairly Odd Parents”, Lazlo on Cartoon Networks’s “Camp Lazlo” and of course the voice of Gidget “The Taco Bell Chihuahua, to name just a few. Hear him as the voice of Nestor, the Latin Penguin in Happy Feet 1 and 2 and as the breakout character “El Chupacabra” in PIXAR”S Planes, coming out in 2013. Carlos has a 4 episode pick up deal with Mondo Media for his cartoon “Off The Curb”, a totally improvised show. The pilot episode can be seen on MondoMedia.com. The cast includes voice over heavyweights, John DiMaggio, Gary Anthony Williams, Cedric Yarbrough and Fred Tatasciore. If scheduling permits they will have a live appearance at this years San Diego COMICON, where Carlos will also be part of the Fairly Odd Parents Panel. Carlos is also the voice of Bane for Justice League Doom. This year Carlos booked a Southeast Regional Campaign for Direct Auto Insurance. He plays ex-racecar driver JJ Hightail in 12 commercial spots and on billboards and buses as well. He is set to shoot several more spots this July.
Check out JJ Hightail on youtube! Carlos has a Comedy Central Half Hour Comedy Special under his belt, as well as several other national television appearances including 3 spots on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
In December of 2008 Carlos joined forces with his Reno 911! Cast Mate, Cedric Yarbrough and hit the college circuit. They are now one of the most requested acts in the country. Carlos continues to tour the country as Headlining Comedian Check out Carlos at CarlosAlazraqui.com, twitter or facebook for a listing of his live appearances.
Kari Wahlgren (born July 13, 1977) is an American actress who has provided English-language voices for animated movies, TV series, and video games. She got her start in anime voice-overs as Haruko Haruhara in FLCL, and would later land major roles in a number of shows and films: Robin Sena in Witch Hunter Robin, Lavie Head in Last Exile, Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Scarlett in Steamboy, Pacifica Casull in the Scrapped Princess, Saya Otonashi in Blood+, Kagami Hiiragi in Lucky Star, Saber in Fate/zero, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works and Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel, and Celty Sturluson in the Durarara!! series. In American animation, she has provided voices for a number of series including Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, Fish Hooks, Phineas and Ferb, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Ben 10, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters, Rick and Morty, Bunnicula, The Fairly OddParents, Bunsen Is a Beast, and the Nickelodeon versions of Winx Club and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In video games, she voiced lead characters Ashe in Final Fantasy XII and Shelke in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII.
Janet Varney is a comedian, actor, writer and producer. In the animation world, she is lucky enough to be the voice of "Korra" on Nickelodeon's hit series, The Legend of Korra (2012), and she can currently be seen as "Becca" on the live action FX series, You're the Worst (2014). She also spent seven wonderful years hosting TBS's Dinner & a Movie (1996), recurred on HBO's Entourage (2004), was a series regular on the beloved E! and Yahoo series, Burning Love (2012) - seasons 1 and 3, and has made guest appearances on hit shows, including How I Met Your Mother (2005), Key and Peele (2012), Psych (2006), Bones (2005), on the panel of Chelsea Lately (2007) and @midnight (2013), as a regular producer and co-host on Huffpost Live (2012), and has appeared in films, such as Still Waiting... (2009), Drillbit Taylor (2008), and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011). Janet is the host of the popular Nerdist podcast, "The JV Club", and the co-founder, creative director, and producer of one of the largest and most acclaimed comedy festivals in North America, "SF Sketchfest: the San Francisco Comedy Festival", now in its 15th year.
Dante R. Basco (born August 29, 1975) is an American film, television and voice actor. He is best known for his role as Rufio, the leader of the Lost Boys in Steven Spielberg's Hook, and Julian Lee in Fakin' da Funk, and for his many voice acting roles, most notably as Prince Zuko from Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender, General Iroh II, Zuko's grandson, in The Legend of Korra, Shingo in EA's Skate., Jake Long from Disney Channel's American Dragon: Jake Long, Fukushima in Kim Possible, Kwok Wong in the Proud Family, Jingmei in The Boondocks, Kenny Rodgers in Firebreather, Tuck in Generator Rex, Scorpion in Ultimate Spider-Man, Jai Kell in Star Wars Rebels, Cheddar in We Bare Bears Javier in Victor and Valentino, and Spin Kick from Carmen Sandiego.
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Grey Griffin is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning and Annie-nominated veteran voice actress who got her start doing the role of Reptar on Rugrats in 1994. Since then she has starred in hundreds of popular cartoons including The Fairly Odd Parents (Vicky), Avatar (Azula), Clone Wars (Assaj Ventress / Amidala), Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (Mandy), Danny Phantom (Sam), Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (Frankie), Batman (Black Canary), Green Lantern (Aya), Wow Wow Wubbzy (Wubbzy), Clifford the Big Red Dog (Emily Elizabeth), and most notably the voice of "Daphne" on Scooby-Doo since 1997. Gamers may recognize her voice from such titles as Doom, Mass Effect, Star Wars Old Republic, and Monkey Island. She also played "Nova" in Starcraft, the "Female Wizard" in Diablo 3, and "Vicky Vale"/ "Catwoman" in this year's hugely popular Arkham City.
Greg Baldwin is an American voice actor. He is best known for inheriting numerous voice roles originated by Japanese-American actor Mako following his death in 2006, including Aku from the fifth season of Samurai Jack (2001) and the video game Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall, Iroh in the third season of Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) (a role he later reprised in its sequel series The Legend of Korra (2012)), and Master Splinter in TMNT (2007). Baldwin also made guest appearances on SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008), and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008).
Michaela Jill Murphy (also known as Jessie Flower) is an American voice, film, and stage actress. She is known as the voice of Toph Beifong in the animated Nickelodeon television series "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Michaela's voice has been featured in several animated movies, including Meet the Robinsons, Over the Hedge, The Ant Bully, Finding Nemo, The Emperor's New School, and Brother Bear 2.
Michaela was born on August 18, 1994 in southern Indiana. At the age of four she moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career appearing in advertisements for Barbie and Mitsubishi. Michaela has also made guest appearances in television shows such as General Hospital and Strong Medicine, and subsequently majored in Theater and Film Studies at Yale University.
Jennie Kwan was born on September 9, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. Jennie Kwan is an American television, film, and voice actress. She played Samantha "Sam" Woo on California Dreams, Satoko Hojo in Higurashi When They Cry, and voiced Suki, a character on Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Cricket Leigh is an American actress and voice actress. She was born in Michigan, raised in Chicago, and graduated from New York University before moving to Los Angeles. She provided the voice for Mai and an additional character across thirteen episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Greg Sestero was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. With European parental influence, Greg speaks both French and English. He traveled extensively early on, and holds dual citizenship between France and the United States.
At 17 years old, Greg signed with a prominent San Francisco talent agency. The same year, he left for Milan and Paris to work for designers such as Giorgio Armani and Gian Franco Ferre. Greg returned focused on acting. He began studies at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. He landed his first role at age 18, on the CBS hit show Nash Bridges (1996). This followed with a role in the Golden Globe nominated film, Patch Adams (1998) starring fellow San Francisco native, Robin Williams. Soon thereafter, Greg was signed by well-known Hollywood agent, Iris Burton, which prompted his move to Los Angeles.
Sestero starred in the notorious The Room (2003), which gained an international cult following as the best worst movie ever made.
In 2013, Sestero wrote a book entitled The Disaster Artist, chronicling his experience making the film and working with its enigmatic director Tommy Wiseau. The book went on to become a critically acclaimed bestseller. In February 2014, the book was optioned to made into a feature film by Hollywood superstars James Franco and Seth Rogen.
JohnMarks has been a professional artist for over 30 years, specializing in specialeffects, costume design, and sculpting. In the last 7 years, John has turnedhis attention to building larger than life props. Most notably, he has builtpopular characters such as The Hulk, The Iron Giant, Toothless, Light Fury, andmost recently The Battlecats. He continues to try and bring his imagination tolife for the young and young at heart with his newest props based on the showAvatar the Last Airbender, Appa and Momo.
Appa will include Momo and most of theiconic “weapons” from the show. Guest will have an opportunity to sit on theeither back of Appa (8ft in the air) or on the neck to yell “yip yip”; as theyfeel like they are taking a flight on what we are calling Appa Air. Passengers willhave a range of photo opportunities they can choose from. No matter what theydecide it will be an experience like nowhere else.
Samurai Jill is a professional cosplayer, con host and content creator from Pittsburgh, PA. Jill is a lifelong fan of film, animation, video games and pop culture who finally found her niche with cosplay in 2017. She cosplays dozens of characters from media including Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Jurassic World, and many more. Samurai Jill is a published cosplayer who has been featured in numerous magazines, including Cosplay Zine, Cosplay Alliance Magazine and The Jurassic Mag. She is also a founder and manager of two cosplay charity groups, Jurassic Parksburgh and the Pittsburgh Avengers.
Madame Blackwatch, Samantha, has been cosplaying since she was 26. Throughout life she loved dressing up and loved gaming but the real fun all started when a friend invited her to a con to cheer her up after being in The hospital and diagnosed with Crohns Disease. As soon as she went there she felt instantly at home. She didn't know what cosplay was but was told people dress up so she wore an old Sonya Blade Halloween costume. The love and support she got from it made her want to cosplay and go to more cons. She felt like she belonged and she can be herself. As she went to more cons she felt more inplace and made amazing friends. She met a friend and they went to a local charity event, the Dystonia Walk. While there they saw people dressed up and instantly knew they want to be a part of it. They wanted to create their own cosplay charity group. It was a great way to give back to the community and be able to do it being herself. Cosplay has changed her life and opened up a lot of doors for her to step out into the world. Currently she is trying Twitch Streaming and still going to plenty of cons. She just wants to spread love through cosplay and put smiles on peoples faces.