With a career spanning over three decades, Dante Basco is a Hollywood actor who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure in Asian American Cinema. He was first introduced in Steven Spielberg’s fairytale movie Hook as “Rufio”, the leader of the lost boys. Ever versatile, he’s “Jake Long” in Disney’s animated series American Dragon: Jake Long, as well as “Prince Zuko” in Nickelodeon’s phenomenal hit, Avatar: the Last Airbender. With over 100 credits to his name, he’s found success on the small screen in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hanging with Mr. Cooper and Moesha in the 90’s as well as hit shows today like CSI: Miami, Entourage and Hawaii Five-0.
A man of many talents, Dante is the founder of the largest weekly poetry venue in the country “Da Poetry Lounge” in Los Angeles. He has shared his spoken word poetry on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam. Be sure to check the schedule to see if he’ll be returning for another year of his popular Poetry panel at NDK!
In the Anime world Robbie may be best known as the most prolific voice of Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s dub of Sailor Moon & Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also played several lead and fan-favorite roles such as: Mitsuki in Boruto, Ikoma in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumen Rider in One Punch Man, Joe Kido in Digimon Adventure tri., Chrollo in HxH, Ren Tsuruga in Skip Beat, Leon Lau in Last Hope, Izuminomkami in Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu, Gilthunder in Seven Deadly Sins, Ide in FLCL Progressive and voiced other shows such as: Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Naruto Shippuden, Occultic Nine, Baki, Tales of Zestiria the X, Cyborg 009, K: Return of Kings, Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Sword Art Online 2, God Eater, TerraforMARS, Magi;
the Adventures of Sinbad, Durararax2, Charlotte, Lupin the 3rd, Aldnoah Zero, Your Lie in April, Glitter Force, Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals & more. There are also a several others coming up that he can’t mention quite yet…
Robbie is very active in the realm of western animation as well. He stars as series-lead in several shows such as: the current voice of Spider-man/Peter Parker in the Marvel Animated Universe (Marvel’s Spider-man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble & Black Panther), Sway Sway in Breadwinners, Blake in Get Blake, & Tink in Bottersnikes and Gumbles. He has guest-starred and reoccurred on other popular cartoons like, Star Wars Rebels, Young Justice, OK-KO Let’s be Heroes, Pinky Malinky, Costume Quest, Transformers: Rescue Bots, Ever After High, Little People and The Tom & Jerry Show. He has also voiced characters in several feature films, including Shoya in A Silent Voice, Me in I Want to Eat You Pancreas, Toneri Otsutsuki in Naruto the Last, Mitsuki in Boruto; Naruto the Movie, Porta in Patema Inverted, Lino is Gundam the Origin III, Leo in Barbie: Starlight Adventures and the Fairy Cronies in Strange Magic, among others.
Robbie’s also a staple in the video game industry, and can be heard in Final Fantasy XV as Prompto, Tales of Zestiria as Sorey, Persona 5 as Akechi, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise as Kenshiro, Pokemon GO as Professor Willow, League of Legends as Kayn, Just Cause 4 as Oscar Espinosa, TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan as Michelangelo, Spyro Reignited as Hunter the Cheetah, Agents of Mayhem as August Gaunt, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite as Spider-man, State of Decay 2, Marvel Heroes United, Telltale’s Walking Dead, Final Fantasy Type-0, Wario Ware Gold, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Division, Nier Automata, Fire Emblem: Echoes, Fire Emblem: Heroes, God Eater 1&2, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego Marvel’s Avengers, Friday the 13th, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, The Lego Movie Videogame, Technomancer, Trials of Cold Steel II, Shining Resonance Refrain, Akiba’s Beat, Masquerada, Aion, Stella Glow, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Atelier Sophie, Exist Archive, Grand Chase, Skyforge, Forbidden Magna, Lineage 2, Etrian Odyssey Untold II, Blade & Soul, Fairy Fencer F and many more!
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Brittney Karbowski began voice acting right out of high school at ADV Films. She had so many great roles there it’s hard to know where to start! She played Fuko in Gilgamesh, Mone in Yumeria, Himeko in Pani Poni Dash, Aoba in Jinki Extend ,and Ayu in Kanon.
In 2007, she began working for Funimation playing Mai in My Santa. Shortly after she played Apis in One Piece , Anri in Sasami: Magical Girls Club, Ku in Shattered Angels, Siain Shuffle,and Nina in Save Me Lollipop.
In 2010, she landed the role of Black Star in Soul Eater. She also voiced Pride in Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Ryou in Clannad, Yuriin AngelBeats, Ikaros in Heaven’s Lost Property, Nanami in Chaos Head, Eve in Needless, Yamada in B Gata H Kei: Yamada’s First Time, Chizuru in Hakuoki, Mikoto in A Certain Magical Index, Wendy In Fairytale, Rin in Little Busters,Himiko in Btooom, Manami in Cat Planet Cuties, Arisu in High School of the Dead, Cecilia in Infinite Stratos, Hitch in Attack on Titan, Sanae in Love Chunibyo and Other Delusions, Aria in Akame Ga Kill, Migi in Parasyte the Maxim, Cecil in Wizard Barristers, Vivian in Cross Ange, Cian in Project Itoh Harmony, Lute in Monster Hunter Stories:Ride On!, Ithea in World End, Karen in Gamers, Farin in The Silver Guardian, Popuko in Pop Team Epic, Pochi in Deathmarch to a Paralell World, Hisako in Food Wars, Hitoka Yachi in Haikyuu , Papika in Flip Flappers, Machi in Doreiku, Nanachi in Made in Abyss, Ravel in High School DxD,Karen in Revue Starlight, Metatron in The Seven Heavenly Virtues, Byakko in Release the Spyce, Koyomi in Bloom Into You, Nanachi in Made In Abyss, Rimuru in that Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Camie in My Hero Academia!
She spends her free time in Houston with her Husband Matthew, her daughter Edith, and their 3 fur-babies.
Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, the Male Player in ANTHEM, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS, Artorius from TALES OF BERSERIA, Roy/Gaius/Alphonse/Fernand from FIRE EMBLEM, Eve from NIER AUTOMATA, and his most celebrated role as the Subway Announcer in PERSONA 5. He’s also made appearances in GOD OF WAR, MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA, HORIZON: ZERO DAWN, DEUS EX: MD, XENOBLADE CHRONICLES X, and TYRANNY. His anime roles include Roswaal in RE:ZERO, Keith Flick in B: THE BEGINNING,, Puri Puri Prisoner in ONE PUNCH MAN, Yuu Otosaka in CHARLOTTE, Yukiatsu in ANOHANA: THE FLOWER WE SAW THAT DAY, Howzer in SEVEN DEADLY SINS, Hanzo/Squala in HUNTER x HUNTER, Rubber Soul in JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, as well as joining the casts of YOUR NAME, BERSERK, MOB PSYCHO 100, GUNDAM: IRON BLOODED ORPHANS, BLUE EXORCIST, FAIRY TAIL, and many others! He is a proud founding member of the comedy and gaming troupe Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying (LAVA), which he shares with fellow actors Max MIttelman and Robbie Daymond.
With almost 200 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Lau in Black Butler and most recently, Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!! on Ice. He can currently be heard as Principal Nezu in My Hero: Academia and Moblit Berner in Attack on Titan.
Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom, Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K, and as Usagi in Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War, Dragon Ball, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit to.
Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry took on a different role in 2011, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313 – 324 of One Piece, Is This a Zombie?, Free! Eternal Summer and Orange, and more recently Star Blazers: 2199 & 2202.
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Chicago native Erica Mendez is longtime animation and video game fan who is now working as a voice actress in Los Angeles. In her voice over career, she’s gotten to play some fan-favorite characters, including: Ryuko in KILL la KILL, Retsuko in Aggretsuko, Gon in Hunter x Hunter, Aladdin in Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Yuuki in Sword Art Online II, Sailor Uranus in the new Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon, Megumin in Konosuba, Akko in Little Witch Academia, Diane in Seven Deadly Sins, Nico in Love Live, and Mash in Fate/Grand Order.
Other animation you can hear Erica in are: OK K.O. Let’s be Heroes, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, Boruto, Megalo Box, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Re:ZERO, Fate/Apocrypha, Your Lie in April, Anohana, Erased, Kakegurui, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Dragon Pilot, Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, A Lull in the Sea, March Comes in Like a Lion… and videogames such as Valkyria Chronicles 4, Tales of Berseria, Fire Emblem Warriors, Fire Emblem Heroes, Soul Calibur VI, Octopath Traveler, Puyo Puyo Tetris, Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls, Danganronpa V3, Radiant Historia, Fairy Fencer F, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter V, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Detective Pikachu, Trails of Cold Steel II, Battle Chef Brigade, and more.
Voice acting isn’t the only way Erica keeps herself busy: She’s also done script adaptation for shows such as Little Witch Academia, Sailor Moon SuperS, Dragon Pilot, Fate/Apocrypha, and Fate/Extra: Last Encore, and the animated film I Want to Eat Your Pancreas; The latter of which, she also directed.
Visit ericamendezvoice.com to check out her full list of credits. You can keep up with Erica’s role announcements and incoherent rambling by following her on Twitter @tsunderica.