Dee Bradley Baker
Dee Bradley Baker is one of the most versatile and sought after A-list voice actors working today. His voice is seemingly everywhere, featured in literally hundreds of television shows, movies and top video games. Over the past two decades, Dee has earned an extraordinary reputation among show creators and fans alike with his chameleon-like acting skills and his wide range of realistic creature sounds, from tiny birds and insects to gigantic monsters.
Dee is currently featured on Fox’s Emmy-nominated series “American Dad” (Klaus the goldfish), as well as on Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Legend of Korra” (Tarrlok, Pabu and Nala), “SpongeBob Squarepants” (Squilliam, etc.), Cartoon Network’s hit series “Ben 10: Alien Force” (the super aliens), and “Adventure Time” (Cinnamon Bun, etc.).
Dee appears regularly on many Disney Television cartoons. He currently voices Perry the Platypus in the mega-hit series “Phineas and Ferb,” and appears on “The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Gravity Falls,” and “Jake and the Neverland Pirates.” In addition, his creature vocals are featured in two upcoming “Tinkerbell” movies.
Fans of the Walt Disney theme parks may be surprised to learn that Dee voices the parrot on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride and Boba Fett for the newly retooled “Star Tours 3D” attraction.
Perhaps the standout showcase of Dee’s impressive acting ability is his portrayal of Captain Rex and an entire army of clone soldiers in Lucas Animation’s Annie-nominated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” series. He is able to maintain subtly distinct personalities among the clone troops, sometimes sustaining entire episodes almost completely solo. This has earned Dee “Annie Award” nominations for Best Voice Actor two years in a row.
Other notable television credits include: “Cow and Chicken,” “Codename: Kids Next Door,” “Teen Titans,” and “Batman: Brave and the Bold.” Fans of Nickelodeon’s classic 90’s gameshow “Legends of the Hidden Temple” are thrilled to learn that Dee voiced the rock god Olmec.
Dee has worked with many of Hollywood’s top feature film directors, including Gore Verbinski on “Pirates of the Caribbean” (the parrot), Zach Schneider on “Dawn of the Dead” (zombies), Ivan Reitman on “Space Jam” (Daffy Duck and Tasmanian Devil) and George Miller on “Happy Feet” (Maurice). He also provided the vampire sounds for the recent remake of “Fright Night.”
The video game world knows Dee’s work quite well. He is featured in many of this year’s top video games including “Batman: Arkham City” (Ras al Ghul), “Portal 2” (the co-op bots), and all sorts of creatures in “World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria,” “Diablo 3,” “Left 4 Dead 2,” “Gears of War” series and “Halo” 2 and 3.
Dee is a fan and family favorite on stage as well, making yearly special celebrity guest appearances at Walt Disney World and San Diego’s ComiCon. He has also been a featured performer at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with the world famous Video Games Live show.
Manu Bennett was born in New Zealand in 1969. His mother was an Australian bikini model and his father was a New Zealand singer. When Manu moved to Australia, he was chosen to play rugby on the New South Wales Union Team and then later attended a university of the arts because of his strong interests in modern dancing, classical ballet, and piano. He then traveled to Los Angeles on a scholarship to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
Manu began his acting career in 1993 with the teen soap opera Paradise Beach. Bennett’s first leading role in 1999 was for the feature Japanese film Tomoko. In 2000, Bennett starred in Xena: Warrior Princess, opposite Lucy Lawless, as Roman General Mark Antony. Manu then returned to New Zealand to star in Shortland Street, Street Legal, Mataku, Creature Quest, and Going Straight. Later in 2006, Bennett was cast in The Marine with wrestling superstar John Cena and T-2’s Robert Patrick. He also starred opposite Josh Hartnett as Deputy Billy Kitka in the vampire novel film adaptation, 30 Days of Night.
Manu was cast in the 2010 popular television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, in the role of the fierce gladiator Crixus. The show had three successful seasons and he remained as the longest-standing cast member. In 2012 he landed the role of the monstrous pale orc, Azog the Defiler, in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film trilogy. Later that year he was cast as the iconic villain Deathstroke (Slade Wilson) on the first season of the hit DC show Arrow. Becoming a popular fan favorite, Manu was promoted in 2013 to a series regular on Arrow, reprising the murderous Deathstroke character.
In 2016, Manu appeared as the beloved druid Allanon in MTV’s television series adaptation of Terry Brooks’ epic fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles. The series lasted two full seasons.
This year, Manu Bennett is starring in the upcoming young adult sports film Perfect Addiction, based off of the bestselling 2019 Claudia Tan novel.
Anthony Daniels, born in 1946, has the honorable distinction of being the only actor to perform in all eleven Star Wars movies! Ten of his appearances were as the iconic, golden protocol droid C-3PO, plus his seminal performance as Tak in Solo.
Besides multiple appearances on The Muppet Show and Sesame Street as the fan-favorite droid, Anthony has further voiced the legendary C-3PO for many animated series including Droids, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (series), Rebels, Forces of Destiny, and Resistance. Other notable C-3PO voicework by Daniels includes: Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks The Internet, The Lego Movie, multiple video games, and Disney theme park attractions including the popular Star Tours.
Anthony has written about his many exploits, after meeting George Lucas forty-seven years ago, in his first book titled I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story. Published in 2019, this book has now been currently translated from the original English into Spanish, French, Japanese and Korean, leaving just under 5,995 languages to go!
As an interesting sidebar, Anthony has ties to another epic genre as well as Star Wars. In 1978, he was the voice of the heroic Elven warrior and member of the Fellowship, Legolas, in Ralph Bakshi’s animated adaptation of The Lord of the Rings!
You’ve seen the movies…you’ve watched the shows….and you have read the book! Now meet the actor and the author…the man inside everyone’s beloved golden droid: ANTHONY DANIELS.
John Rhys Davies
John Rhys-Davies is best known for portraying Sallah in the Indiana Jones franchise and Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His other roles include Michael Malone in the 1993 series The Untouchables, Vasco Rodrigues in the miniseries Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. In voice acting, he portrayed Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Cassim in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Ranjan’s father in The Jungle Book 2, Macbeth in Gargoyles, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League, and Tobias in Freelancer.
Born in New York City, Nika Futterman is a very established American voice actress. Nika is most well known for voicing Count Dooku’s fearsome Sith assassin Asajj Ventress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. In addition to Asajj, Nika also voiced Gardulla the Hut and Sy Snootles in The Clone Wars.
Futterman’s voice acting resume is vast and includes the roles of Luna Loud in Nickelodeon’s Loud House, Adam Lyon in My Gym Partner’s a Monkey, Chum Chum in Fanboy & Chum Chum, Hawkgirl in DC Superhero Girls, Catwoman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Shaeeah Lawquane in Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Gamora in Avengers Assemble, Sticks the Badger in Sonic Boom, Smellerbee in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cuckoo-Loca in Mickey and The Roadster Racers, and many more!
Fun fact…Futterman also performed the vocals “Give it to me, baby” on The Offspring hit single “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”!
Todd Haberkorn was born in Texas in 1982.
In his early twenties, while “The Todd Father” was working in theater, he joined Funimation as a voice actor, landing roles in classic shows such as One Piece, Black Cat, and Peach Girl.
Since then, Haberkorn has voiced so many fantastic characters that it’s simply not possible to feature them all! True fans, however, will undoubtedly remember him as the English voices for Natsu Dragneel in Fairy Tail, Death the Kid in Soul Eater, Hikaru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Allen Walker in D.Gray-man, Nobuyuki Sugou/Oberon in Sword Art Online, Ling Yao in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tsukune Aono in Rosario + Vampire, Kimihiro Watanuki in xxxHolic, Marlo Freudenberg in Attack on Titan, Ayato Kirishima in Tokyo Ghoul, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach: Thousand-Year Bloodwar, Kazuma Aohara in High-Rise Invasion, and Hiroshi Tameda in My Hero Academia.
Todd has also voiced the popular heroic character Razor for the role-playing video game Genshin Impact. Additionally, he gave his voice to Shockwave & Red Alert in Netflix’s acclaimed The Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy and Mr. Pigeon & Darkblade in The Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.
When not busy with his many voice characters and duties, Todd has also frequently worked in Los Angeles as a director, producer, and a writer.
Carey Jones is an actor and makeup artist. As a makeup artist, Jones won a primetime Emmy for his work on The Walking Dead. He’s also worked on The Walking Dead: The World Beyond, Fear The Walking Dead, Lovecraft Country, The New Mutants, Preacher, Watchmen, Alita: Battle Angel, Legion, Twin Peaks and much more.
As an actor, Jones made his debut as the Tracker Predator in Predators. He also portrayed the River Ghost and doubled for Brian Steele in some scenes as the Berserker Predator and the Falconer Predator in Predators, although he was not credited for these roles. He also played the Creature From The Black Lagoon in Greg Nicotero’s short film The United Monster Talent Agency, The Lake Monster in Scooby Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, The Alpha Werewolf in Teen Wolf, as well as roles in Creepshow, Dolphin Tale 2, The Orville, This is the End and more.
In 2022, he took on the role of the Wookie, Black Krrsantann, in Disney+’s The Book of Boba Fett.
Daniel Logan, born of Māori descent in 1987 in New Zealand, is a very popular fan favorite actor within the massive Star Wars community. Logan is certainly best known for his portrayal of the young Boba Fett in the 2002 prequel film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. For his work on that movie, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film (Supporting Actor) at the age of 15. Daniel would play a younger Boba, on screen, once again in 2022’s Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett (archived footage).
Maintaining his presence in the Star Wars universe, Logan again voiced the notorious bounty hunter Fett in the very popular animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.
Daniel has appeared in episodes of other various TV shows and films such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Tamatoa The Brave Warrior, and Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens.
Lawrence Makoare is best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. In The Fellowship of the Ring, he portrayed the Uruk-hai leader Lurtz, and in The Return of the King, he portrayed the Witch-king of Angmar as well as Gothmog, the Orc commander at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, he portrayed the Orc commander Bolg, son of Azog. Due to filming commitments on Marco Polo, Makoare was unavailable during the pick-ups shooting of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in which Bolg is portrayed by John Tui instead.
Makoare is also popular among Xena: Warrior Princess fans, having played two memorable characters in the third season: a Barbarian leader in episode “The Quill Is Mightier…“; and Maecanus (a minion of Aphrodite) in episode “Fins, Femmes and Gems“. In 2002, he portrayed Mr. Kil in the James Bond film Die Another Day. The director of The Dead Lands, Toa Fraser, was not enthusiastic about using Makoare as the warrior, but was won over by the way he managed, after a few directing hints, to turn in a performance that made him weep.
Ian McDiarmid was born in Scotland, on August 11, 1944. He became an avid theatre aficionado when he was just five years old, when his father took him to see an act named Tommy Morgan at a theatre in Dundee.
Making his stage acting debut in Hamlet in 1972, McDiarmid joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1974, and has since starred in a number of Shakespearean plays including Macbeth, The Tempest, and King Lear. Ian has still maintained a strong presence in the theatre and notably received an Oliver Award for Best Actor and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his stage performances.
After a smaller role in the movie Dragonslayer, Ian was cast as the role of the Sith Emperor Palpatine by George Lucas for The Return of the Jedi film in 1983. With this casting…His destiny was sealed! After an amazing performance as the iconic villain, Ian would forever be linked to Star Wars mythos.
Sixteen years after Return of the Jedi, he reprised the role as the character’s younger incarnation of Senator (and later Chancellor) Palpatine and Sith Lord Darth Sidious in the “Prequel” films: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. The prequels had him play two faces to his character; he re-created his diabolical interpretation of the Emperor from Return of the Jedi when playing Darth Sidious, the Chancellor’s Sith alter ego, but created a pleasant, charming character in Sidious’ public persona. McDiarmid returned to the role of Palpatine on screen for the first time since Revenge of the Sith in the 2019 film The Rise of Skywalker. This was the third film in the sequel trilogy, and the ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga.
Since this time, Ian McDiarmid has also reprised his cannon role of Palpatine/Sideous in Disney+’s hit shows Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Bad Batch, and Tales of the Jedi. He is truly an icon of both stage and screen.
Currently portraying the noble Ser Harrold Westerling on “House of Dragon”, Graham McTavish is a very distinguished Scottish television and film actor. He is best known for his roles as Dougal Mackenzie in the extremely popular TV series “Outlander” (2014-2016), as the dwarf Dwalin in the “The Hobbit” trilogy for Peter Jackson (2012-2014), The Saint of Killers in AMC’s hit series “Preacher”, Count Vlad Dracula Tepes in the Netflix animated series “Castlevania”, and as Redanian Intelligence Lord Sigismund Dijkstra in the Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher”.
His numerous credits, however, don’t stop there. Graham also starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in “Rambo” (2008) and “Creed” (2015), making him the only actor to perform opposite Rocky AND Rambo! He is also recognized for his roles in many other TV shows and movies including “Red Dwarf” (1998), “24” (2009), “Rome” (2004), “The Finest Hours” (2015) and “Colombiana” (2011).
As well as extensive theatre experience throughout the UK, including The Royal Court and The Royal National Theatre, McTavish is likewise well-known for his dominant voice work on video games and animated TV. He is a strong presence in “Uncharted 2, 3, and 4″, “Call of Duty”, “Dante’s Inferno”, Loki in “Hulk v Thor” & “The Avengers”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness”.
Interestingly enough, Graham also co-authored a New York Times Bestseller travel book with fellow Outlander co-star Sam Heughan in 2020. The book, Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other , thrilled readers and successfully won the hearts of all loyal Outlander supporters. In 2021, he starred in the accompanying TV series on the STARZ Network, Men In Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham, which aired to much fanfare.
Look for Mr. McTavish to appear in the upcoming Season 2 of House of the Dragon, Season 3 of The Witcher, and of course Season 7 of Outlander!
Bryce Papenbrook has been a professional voice over artist since the age of eight. He was introduced to the voice acting scene by his father, Bob Papenbrook, and has continued the trade in his footsteps.
Bryce has performed in numerous video games, anime, cartoons, and television shows. Some notable roles include Kirito in Sword Art Online, Eren in Attack on Titan & Attack on Titan Jr High, Inosuke Hashibira in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Rin Okumura in Blue Exorcist Meliodas, Zeldris & Love Helm in The Seven Deadly Sins, Liebe in Black Clover, Smiley, Angry & Rindo Haitani in Tokyo Revengers, Fujita in Dorohedoro, Daisuke Dojima in Revisions, Silver in Team Sonic Racing! Past leading roles include Shugo in .hack//Sign Legend of the Twilight, Jack in MAR, Jack Russell in Radiata Stories, Hanabusa Aido in Vampire Knight, and Isami Fujiwara in Noein. We could literally go on forever for this Legendary Voice Actor!!!
One look at Katee Sackhoff’s Starbuck and fans everywhere forgot all about that other guy who played the character. Sackhoff’s rough and ready portrayal of hotshot pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace was stealing scenes on the critically acclaimed Battlestar Galactica from her first episode, turning heads and winning a Saturn award along the way.
The actress known for fighting evil robots on Galactica became one herself when she played the villain in NBC’s update of the classic Bionic Woman series. Her following TV credits include a 4 episode turn on Nip/Tuck, as “Teddy Rowe”, a 3 episode stint on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as “Detective Frankie Reed”, and starring as a series regular on 24, as “Dana Walsh.”
Sackhoff has been sharpening her vocal cords and comedic chops on shows like The SuperHero Squad Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and most recently lent her voice to the ever-humorous Robot Chicken.
She can also be seen on USA’s western drama Longmire, and you’ll find Sackhoff on the big screen playing “Dahl” along side Karl Urban and Vin Diesel in the newest Chronicles of Riddick installment.
Sackhoff can currently be seen on the hit show, The Mandalorian.
Emmy-nominated actor Sam Witwer is probably best known as the voice of the famous and fearsome Star Wars villain ‘Darth Maul’. Witwer has done extensive work for the storied Lucasfilm/Disney franchise, including Star Wars: Clone Wars, for which he earned an Emmy nomination in 2013 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program,” and Star Wars: Rebels. His memorable performance gave him the opportunity to reprise his role in the 2018 blockbuster franchise prequel, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Working opposite such talents as Jon Favreau and Clancy Brown, Witwer also received recognition with an Annie Award nomination for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production in 2012.
Star Wars fans and gamers will also recognize Witwer as Darth Vader’s vengeful apprentice, ‘StarKiller,’ in the LucasArts video game sensation Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Parts I and II). Through high-tech digital referencing and motion capture of Blur Studios, Witwer has become the voice and face of the series’ powerful protagonist.
Given all of the above, it should be no surprise that Witwer will be part of the cast of the recently renewed season of Star Wars: Clone Wars, though what role he will play remains a secret. Having always been popular among sci-fi fans, Witwer began his career in the memorable role of ‘Lt. Crashdown’ in SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica and played ‘Davis Bloom/ Doomsday’, the character fated to kill Superman, on CW’s Smallville. He then went on to play the lead in the SyFy series Being Human, a U.S. adaptation of the critically acclaimed British television series. The darkly humorous, provocative drama starred Witwer as the heroic ‘Aidan’, a modern and self-aware vampire who becomes roommates with a ghost and werewolf, respectively played by Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington.
Witwer’s other credits include his recurring role as ‘Neil Perry’ on the Emmy-winning Showtime series Dexter, antagonist ‘Mr. Hyde’ on ABC’s Once Upon A Time, and ‘Wayne Jessup’ in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of the Stephen King novella, The Mist. His film credits also include the independent production The Return of Joe Rich opposite Armand Assante and Talia Shire, and No God No Master opposite David Strathairn and Edoardo Ballerini.
Chicago born-and-raised and a Juilliard-trained actor, Witwer is also an accomplished musician, having just released Revenge of the Crashtones, the sophomore album of his one-man-band, The Crashtones. When not working, Witwer resides in Los Angeles with his two dogs, Buster and Leonard.