Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver began his career over 25 years ago as an actor on stage and on camera, performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide release in the U.S. ("The Sea Prince and the Fire Child"). His first foray into television was as the lead voice in the popular animated series "Robotech". Following that, Tony turned his attention to writing and was soon working as a freelance writer on several cable series for children including "Macron 1" and "Mapletown". In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and produced an award winning adaptation of "The Jungle Book" and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series "The Noozles". Soon after, he produced a number of specials and home entertainment projects and began working as a development writer. He participated in the development of several animated series including the critically praised "Little Shop" series on FOX.

In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children's television show. The result was the mega children's hit, "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". Tony not only served as the development producer but also wrote the pilot episode, produced the network presentation and story edited the first season. As Supervising Producer, Tony took on the additional responsibilities of writing, producing and directing the Power Rangers live appearances including the February 1994 appearance at Universal Studios, Hollywood, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger - Live Tour" and spent several months in Sydney, Australia consulting on the 20th Century Fox summer release "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Movie". In 1995 Tony co-executive produced and co-directed a family feature film entitled, “Rusty: The Great Rescue” starring Hal Holbrook, Rue McClanahan and a menagerie of talking animals. Before leaving Saban Entertainment, Tony wrote, produced and directed a “Power Rangers” retrospective special, which earned significant Saturday morning ratings among kids and was the top rated program on FOX Kids the day it aired.

In 1999, Tony left Saban Entertainment. He has continued to develop, produce, voice and direct numerous projects for TV, Film, Video Games, and New Media. More recent projects include “.hack//GU” a multi-player online video game; “Daigunder”, an anime series for ABC Family/Disney; and “Gurren Lagann” a breakthrough anime series airing on the Sci Fi Channel, “Aussie & Ted” a live action family feature film, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers” which premiered on screens nationwide, “Gormiti” a new original animated show airing on Cartoon Network and "Martha & Friends", from Martha Stewart and 4Kids Entertainment as well as voice directing numerous video games.. Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked 2”, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rd”, Hibiki in “Vandread”, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload”, Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, Ulquiorra in “Bleach” and Saba in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” as well as voices in video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World of Warcraft”, “Everquest”, “Neverwinter Knights”, “Xenosaga”, “Magna Carta II”, “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight”, ”Basara 3” and“BlazBlue”. He is currently directing the English dub of “K-ON!”