Voice actors galore!
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
Not really a big fan of film and television? Maybe you’re too young to appreciate Stargate or Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Well, not to worry! Fan Expo—running from October 12 to 14—has also put together a pretty stellar list of voice actors from our favourite cartoons and video games.
Headlining this category is Kevin Conroy! Best known as the voice of Batman in pretty much any DC animated production in last 25 years, Conroy is also known for his work as Hardman on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and as Bellicus in Ben 10: Alien Force. That isn’t to say he’s a slouch when it comes to gaming either. Conroy has provided some of the secondary character voices in classic video games like Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and Lords of EverQuest.
Right behind Kevin Conroy in terms of nerd cred is Vic Mignogna. Probably most widely known for his work as Broly in the English dub of Dragon Ball, Mignogna is also the voice of Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist. He has also lent his voice to the Digimon franchise as Matt Ishida, and to RWBY as Qrow Branwen. These are just to name a few; believe me, the dude’s resume is pretty lengthy and very impressive. Though not new to attending Fan Expo, I’m excited to see any Vic Mignogna panels in the chance he might be discussing any of his current projects—which include several TV series, a rumored return to the Persona franchise as fan-favorite Junpei Iori, and a couple of new Sonic games.
Joining Vic Mignogna, fellow Dragon Ball alumnus Sean Schemmel will also be at Fan Expo this year. Schemmel voiced the English dub of Goku throughout most of the franchise. He voices the Overseers in Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider as well. However, my favorite role he’s done is that of Hiroto in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad.
Doing it for the Nintendo fans out there, Charles Martinet—AKA the voice of Mario and Luigi—will be making an appearance all three days. Martinet isn’t known for too much outside of his portrayal of the iconic brothers but being the go-to voice for Mario and Luigi keeps him more than busy and his resume more than full.
Providing a newer perspective is Lucie Pohl! Pohl is the voice of Mercy in Blizzard’s Overwatch. She also provided the voice of Rixxa Fluxflame in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and acted as Harmony in the long-running comedy sci-fi series Red Dwarf.
Fans of the Naruto spin-off Boruto will be pleased to hear that Cherami Leigh and Amanda Miller—the voices of Sarada Uchiha and Boruto, respectively—will both be at Fan Expo. Leigh also has stakes in hit anime series My Hero Academia as Pixie-Bob, while Miller is also the voice actress behind Sailor Jupiter in Sailor Moon Crystal.
Finally, Jeremy Shada will be making an appearance. Shada is the voice of Finn in Adventure Time, as well as Lance in Voltron: Legendary Defender. These are two franchises with some of the biggest fandoms—meaning that people will be flocking to his booth. Not to worry though, he will be at the convention all three days.