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Exclusive Interview: Darrel Guilbeau

We ask voice actor, Darrel Guilbeau, a few questions about his nomination for Best Vocal Ensemble, his favorite character, his influences. He appeared at the FanFilm Awards as a guest reader for charity. We hope to see him at Ninja-Con too!

In 2010, you were nominated for Best Vocal Ensemble in the Anime: Durarara!! How has your journey been as a Voice Actor?
Funny you should ask as ‘DuRaRaRa x2’ has once again been nominated by BTVA for Best Vocal Ensemble. Despite any recognition, I think the journey of being a voice actor is not always an easy one! It is a constant of always looking for your next job. However, I love being on this trek. Am very grateful for every opportunity afforded me to work as an actor.

Which is your favorite character you’ve voiced for?
That is always a difficult question for a voice actor! I personally have a different affinity for each character I’ve voiced. But I will single out Mikado from ‘Durarara. I’ve really enjoyed inhabiting the character of Mikado and going along on his twisted journey in Ikebukuro and as I answer this question I still have 2 last episodes to record. Has also been a thrill to be a part of an ensemble of so many fantastical characters, talented voice actors and directors.

Who were your influences, starting out in your career?
As an actor I was heavily influenced by old black and white classic films. Also gritty performances by such actors as Al Pacino & Robert DeNiro. And of course theater from American playwrights to Shakespeare. I never expected I would end up in the world of voice acting!

You’ve performed a live reading for the FanFilm Awards. What’s it like to perform for charity?

I enjoy being able to use my acting as a means to contribute to worthwhile causes. I’ve also been a part of Read to Kids to encourage literacy in local Los Angeles schools. As well as a staged reading performance to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. As a Voice Actor, what do you recommend people starting out in this industry should expect in their upcoming career? If you really want to do this, you need to expect to be in it for the long haul. It doesn’t happen overnight and there is no guarantee for any actor to have a long term career. Everyone’s path is different. But get as much acting experience and cold reading skills as you can. This will help you to have the confidence you need to get through the difficult times and to be ready when your opportunity does comes. May we ask what other animes you’ll be in next? A sneak peek, perhaps? I do have a series now playing in english on HBO Family throughout Asia called ‘Heroes Legend of the Battle Disks’. I play the arrogant Gaeru. Hope it comes to America soon.In the non anime world, I have a role in the film “LBJ” starring Woody Harrelson due out fall of 2016. Hopefully more to come!
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Guest of Honor: Richard Epcar

Please give a warm welcome to our Guest of Honor, Richard Epcar!

IMG_2990RICHARD EPCAR – is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Best known as the voice of BATOU in Ghost in the Shell, The JOKER in several Batman games including INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US (Fighting Game of the Year!) RAIDEN in MORTAL KOMBAT X and ANSEM in KINGDOM HEARTS. Voted one of the Top 20 Video Game Voice Actors of all Time and Top 20 Anime Actors of all time by IMDB!

Starting out in ROBOTECH, you’ve heard him in LEGEND OF KORRA, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, BATMAN UNLIMITED as Commissioner Gordon, PEABODY & SHERMAN, BLOOD LAD, LUPIN THE THIRD, MONSTER, NARUTO, BOBOBO-BOBOBO,TRANSFORMERS, BLEACH, KENSHIN, SAO II, DURARARA, GTO, A LULL IN THE SEA, HUNTERXHUNTER, GUNDAM, MACROSS, DC SUPER FRIENDS, PEABODY AND SHERMAN, CYBER SOLIDER 009, LUCKY STAR, DIGIMON, 7 DEADLY SINS, X-MEN, GUNDAM UNICORN, BABYLON 5, and POWER RANGERS to name a few and He’s directing and voicing the all new LUPIN THE THIRD!

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He’s also in tons of games including: FINAL FANTASY as Gaius and Ilberd, SAINTS ROW, ARKHAM ORIGINS, SKYRIM, INFINITE CRISIS as the Joker, CALL OF DUTY-ADVANCED WARFARE, MAD MAX, FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING as Walhart, MK vs D.C. UNIVERSE as the Joker and Raiden, STARGATE SG-1 as Gen. Hammond, CALL OF DUTY-BLACK OPS, STAR WARS, TRANSFORMERS, X-COM, COMMAND & CONQUER, DEAD OR ALIVE 3-D, STARCRAFT as Dark Templar, DEAD SPACE, XENOSAGA as Ziggy, MARVEL HEROS, WORLD OF WARCRAFT, LEAGUE OF LEGENDS as Xin Zhao, NARUTO, COWBOY BEBOP, SAMURAI WARRIORS, BLUE DRAGON, STAR OCEAN, SPLINTER CELL, GUILTY GEARS, .HACK, STREET FIGHTER, MEDAL OF HONOR, GHOST RECON, BATON KAITOS ORIGINS, SPACE SEIGE, SPEC-OPS, BAYONETTA, CATHERINE, TEKKEN, ACE COMBAT, and RESIDENT EVIL.

 

catherine-video-game.jpgRICHARD has voice directed many games including: ARKHAM ORIGINS, DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE, BLUE DRAGON, SHADOW HEARTS II, STAR OCEAN 2, 3, ENEMY TERRITORY QUAKE WARS, UNREAL TOURNAMENT 3, JACKASS THE GAME, SMACKDOWN VS. RAW, and DEAD HEAD FRED and voice directed many shows including: GHOST IN THE SHELL 2, ROBOTECH: SHADOW CHRONICLES, ALMOST HEROES, JUNGLE SHUFFLE, THE REEF GRAND MASTER, NOEIN, DIGIMON, LUPIN THE III, FIGHTING SPIRIT, PATLABOR 3, ZENTRIX, AZUMI I & II, FEARLESS, BETTY BLUE, IRON MONKEY, VR TROOPERS, POWER RANGERS, UGLY BETTY WEBISODES and OLD BOY to He has also voice acted on several big films including: DEADPOOL, PLANET OF THE APES and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS and RESIDENT EVIL 3 to name just a few.

On Camera Richard has appeared in many shows including: WAREHOUSE 13, MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN, COLUMBO, DIAGNOSIS MURDER, MATLOCK, CHEERS, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and a lead in the soon to be released BROKEN SPIRITS.

register-now-buttonCatch Richard Epcar at Ninja-Con 2016!

June 4, 2016 | Saturday | ninja-conla.org
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90013