With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),”Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games – appearing in almost 300 games (now approaching 400!)
Currently you can find him as “Zeb Orrelios” and other characters in the incredible series Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD, as “Shoe” and “Sparky” in Laika’s The Boxtrolls, and as astronaut Quentin Thomas on Hip Hop superstar LOGIC’s amazing album “The Incredible True Story,” and as Attila Buckethead and more in Disney’s New Tangled television series.
He’s also appeared on the Emmy award-winning Transformers: Prime, playing “Starscream.” “Sub-Zero,” “Reptile and “Bo’Rai Cho” in Mortal Combat X, Several characters in Wabbit, Ultimate Spider Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, The Regular Show, Doc McStuffins, Uncle Grandpa, Wander over Yonder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Scooby Doo, Guild Wars 2, Peabody and Sherman, Pickle and Peanut, Transformers Rescue Bots, Lion Guard, Star Wars Rogue One, and as the terrifying anti-bender “Amon” on the hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra!
And every Saturday night, Steve continues to take the helm as “TOM,” the robotic host of Cartoon Network’s Toonami on Adult Swim.
On Twitter! @blumspew (Click me!)
Brian beacock is an actor, writer, producer, singer and musician from Los Angeles who also has a long list of voice over credits to his name after being in the business for over 30 years.
Some highlights of his voice work for anime, video games, live action, foreign films and more are Takato, Bokomon, and Agumon in “Digimon,” Sakon & Ukon, and Chojuro in “Naruto,” Yumichika in “Bleach,” Walker Yumasaki in “Durarara,” Monokukma in the “Danganronpa” game seres, Sneech in “Doreamon,” Renzo Shima in “Blue Exorcist,” Mr White in “Tenkei Knights,” Rivalz Cardemonde in “Code Geass,” Andropov in “Blue Dragon,” “Yamato Delgado in Battle B-Daman,” Kouji Haruta in “Toradora,” Lloyd Irving in “Tales of Symphonia,” Krillin in “Dragon Ball Super,” Dengaku Man in “Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo” Alan in “Sailor Moon,” Yokai Pilolo in “Stitch” and more. Television appearances: “Imagination Movers,” “Kath & Kim,” “CSI,” “Passions,” NBC’s “The Rerun Show.”
Films include: “Racing Colt,” “Mulholland Drive,” “Buying The Cow,” “Globehunters,” “Circuit,” and the upcoming horror feature “Hollow Scream.” Brian has been a featured performer at the world famous Roxy on The Sunset Strip, PS 122 in NYC, and as the featured musical guest on “The Conan O’Brien Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (singing for Betty White). Theatre credits include: 2nd National Tour of “Les Miserables”, the West Coast Premiere of “Elegies,” “When Pigs Fly,” “Pageant,” “The Last Hairdresser,” “Naked Boys Singing,” and the insane 35-character one-man show “Fully Committed.”
He and his work have been featured in the New York Times, US Magazine, People Magazine, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Backstage West, LA Times, LA Weekly, USA Today, Daily Variety, and Entertainment Weekly. Not just an actor, Brian won the Royal Television Society’s “Best Main Title Theme” Award for his lyrical composition work in “Playing It Straight,” the UK’s hit musical reality program, for which he wrote and produced 30 songs on location, performing them live on-set. As a writer/producer he is behind the much lauded and hugely successful webseries “McCracken Live!” which won numerous awards including best comedy and best writing at the Indie Series Awards. You can bite-and-binge watch all of Season 1 now. Stop by and say hi on Twitter and Instagram @brianbeacock, and check out www.mccrackenlive.com and www.actingdead.com.
MARY ELIZABETH MCGLYNN
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress. You can also hear her as the Female Crusader in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Kurutsu in Ghost in the Shell Arise, Mrs. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, Sei in Alpha Protocol and Nora in Final Fantasy XIII. Some of her other popular roles are Cornelia in Code Geass, Kurenai from Naruto, Julia from Cowboy Bebop, Zanpakuto from Bleach, Helba and Bordeau from .hack, Jagura from Wolf’s Rain, Nuriko in Fushigi Yuugi and Caroline from Vampire Hunter D. She recurs on Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role as Zahra Hydris, a tiefling warlock.
Mary is directing Penn Zero: Part Time Hero for Disney XD, starring Thomas Middleditch, Adam Devine, Alfred Molina and Larry Wilmore. She also directed Naruto Shippuden. She has directed the six Naruto movies, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden (the series), for which she received the 2008 SPJA award for best director.
Among her many other directing credits are Cowboy Bebop the series, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Tenkai Knights, Digimon Fusion, Wolf’s Rain, Digimon Tamers, the movie Appleseed and was a co-writer for the American adaptation of Metropolis. She also directed the original animated series Boing The Play Ranger and Gormiti: Lords of Nature.
Mary Elizabeth has had the great honor of singing the music of Akira Yamaoka for the movies Julia X and Silent Hill as well as the games: Silent Hill 3, The Room, Origins, Shadows of the Damned and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Book of Memories, for which she also voice directed.
Irene Flores is an illustrator, occasional author, karaoke aficionado, and full-time coffee drinker. Growing up in the Philippines, she was heavily influenced by both Japanese animation and American comics. She currently lives and works in San Luis Obispo, CA, and her goals for the future include creating another graphic novel and eating a Monte Cristo sandwich.
She is best known for illustrating and co-writing the Fashion Art School series published by Impact Books. The series includes the best-selling Shojo Fashion Manga Art School, Shojo Fashion Manga Art School: Year 2, Shojo Fashion Manga Art School: BOYS, and the newest addition to the series, Sci-Fi Fashion Art School.
Her other work includes Mark of the Succubus, a three volume graphic novel series published by Tokyopop, as well as projects for Wildstorm, Marvel, BOOM! Studios, and F+W Publications.
Irene will also have a guest spot in our vendor room this year. Be sure not to miss her at her booth!
DEREK STEPHEN PRINCE
Derek Stephen Prince, aka Steve, has been in the voiceover industry 23 years. His career spans across such shows as Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers Time Force & Power Rangers Wild Force; Digimon: Seasons 1-4 & 6 playing such favorites as Digimon Emperor, Veemon, Beelzamon, Impmon, Piedmon and most recently Jeremy, to name a few; Love, Hina where he played Keitaro; Bleach, where he played Uryu Ishida; and Naruto, where he STILL plays Shino Aburame (my God, does this show not end???).
Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen, Odin Sphere as Oswald, and Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper. In his most recent anime, the DVD series of Kill La Kill, he played Guts the pug. Steve was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor, NFL Rush Zone – Guardians Unleashed as Jackson, the film Jungle Shuffle with Rob Schneider and Drake Bell as Louca the toucan, and the film Bling where he played the ring vendor, opposite Taylor Kitsch. Both movies are available through Redbox.
“Steve” has a LOT of things in store for you with his panels, and can’t wait to see all of you at Kitsune Kon!
JOHN ST. JOHN
Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14. One of the first voice actors in video games, Jon is best known as the voice behind the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, and he is also heard on games such as: Guild Wars 2, DoTA2, Star Trek: Online, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventures, Rad Rodgers, This is the Police, and D&D Neverwinter, to name just a few.
Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns for clients such as The Bud Light Party, Lipton Brisk Ice Tea, Ford Motor Co., Disney DVD’s, and Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Beyoncé, Bill Maher, and many others. Jon has also provided various character voices for theme park attractions including LEGOLAND California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo. An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans…so don’t be shy, step right up and shake his hand!
Colleen O’Shaughnessey grew up in Troy, MI. From a very young age, she was fascinated with animation. She never missed Saturday morning cartoons, “The Muppet Show”, or the “Wonderful World of Disney” and often found herself giving “voices” to animals or babies. At age 12 she began performing in musical theatre productions and continued throughout high school. After a few seasons of summer stock and earning her B.F.A. degree in musical theatre from the University of Michigan, she headed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in voice over.
Colleen’s first, official voice over job was a Reporter Barbie book as the voice of Skipper. Shortly after Barbie, she booked her first animated series, “The Kids from Room 402”, followed by “Digimon” where she voiced the role of Sora. She continues to work in the industry voicing cartoon characters, commercials and video games, such as Wildstar, Hitman 5 & 6, Dishonored, Guild Wars 2, Tales of Symphonia, Metal Gear Solid IV, Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2, Rogue Galaxy, and Alpha Protocol. Some of her favorite roles include Wasp on “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, Pickles on “Doc McStuffins”, Jazz on “Danny Phantom”, Jodi on “The Life & Times of Juniper Lee”, Suzy on “Zatch Bell”, Yoshi on “Digimon Data Squad”, Nelliel Tu Odelschwanck in “Bleach”, and Ino and Konohamaru on “Naruto”.
Colleen is very excited to be working on a brand new series “Sonic Boom”, playing the part of Tails. She can also be heard in the following features “Cars”, “Toy Story 3”, “Horton Hears a Who”, “Monsters University” & the mom in “Monsters University, Party Central short”, “Spirited Away”, “Ponyo” and Jono in “Axel: The Biggest Little Hero”.
Colleen currently resides in Los Angeles where she is the proud mama of two amazing kids who keep her laughing and singing, and give her lots of material for new characters on a daily basis.
PAUL ST. PETER
Paul St. Peter is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing), DYNASTY WARRIORS I-IV (Yuan Shao), DIGIMON (KOKOMON), ZETMAN (Sugito), MAJIN (Majin), and RESIDENT EVIL 5 (Swahili Zombie). Paul has comical voices too, from COWBOY BEBOP (Punch) to DIGIMON WARRIORS (Wormmon). Among his other game, anime, and feature anime credits are GURREN LAGAAN (Jorgun), THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (Mondego), MONSTER (Dr. Reichwein), PAPRIKA (Konakawa), LUPIN III The Secret of Mamo (Mamo), DURARARA (Higa), X-COM (Dr. Heinrich), BATTLE B-DAMON (Armada), DIABLO III (Demented Spirit), and DEFIANCE (Burgess). He has recently wrapped work on MONSTER STRIKE (Death Panda), DRAKENGARD 3 (Michael the Dragon), JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES (Dire/Jack The Ripper/Wamuu), NARUTO 7: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Kurama), THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Armor Giant), ANJIN (Hirazawa), KILLER (Colonel Derick), and GODEATER II (various roles).
A versatile performer, Paul also sang for four seasons with the San Diego Opera Company, three seasons with The San Diego Civic Light Opera, and appeared in several productions at the Old Globe Theatre. In Los Angeles, Paul has acted on the stage at The Globe Playhouse, Richard Basehart Theatre, Palos Verdes Shakespeare on the Meadow, and has “gone on the road” with Nevada Shakespeare in the Park for eleven seasons.
As an instructor, he has taught speech, accents, dialects, phonetics, vocal production, and Shakespeare at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Cal State University Los Angeles, San Diego State University, Los Angeles Broadcasting School, The Windward School, and is a speech and acting coach for Native Voices at The Autry, a Native American theatre company, and The Rogue Artists, a hyper-Theatre Company.
Paul’s TV appearances include work on NCIS, LAST MAN STANDING, RINGER, TIM AND ERIC’S AWESOME SHOW, JESSIE, LEGIT (FX) and the hilarious KEY AND PEELE (Comedy Central).