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“Marissa Lenti is a voice actress who you can hear in anime roles like Cocotte in Dragon Ball Super, Libra in Fairy Tail, Gray Wolf in Kemono Friends, Momoko Hyakushiki & Kuu in NANBAKA, Chiaki Hoshinomori in Gamers!, Mistress Sadie in One Piece, Ilse Langnar in Attack on Titan: Junior High, Saeko Nogami in City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, and Alicia Florence in Aria the Animation, among others! She’s also appeared in many video games, like as the playable character Moze in the newly released Borderlands 3, as well as Brawl Stars, SMITE, Yandere Simulator, Huniepop 2, A Hat In Time, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more.
When she’s not acting, she’s casting & directing for Sound Cadence Studios, with some of her recent projects being directing the English dubs of the anime Kemono Friends, B’t X, This Boy Is A Professional Wizard, and This Boy Suffers From Crystallization, as well as casting for Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, gen:LOCK, Red vs Blue, Nomad of Nowhere, and Camp Camp. She’s also an ADR Writer, providing the scripts for Kemono Friends, Bloom Into You, Tada Never Falls In Love, City Hunter: Shinjuku Private Eyes, and Love Stage!!! to name a few. To learn more about Marissa, check out her website at www.MarissaLenti.com or follow her on Twitter or Instagram (@MarissaLenti)!”
Texas-based actor Wendy Powell absolutely loves what she does, performing in all forms of media: film, television, radio, narration, and video games. But where her character-creating skills truly come to life is in anime! Mirroring the shapeshifting abilities of her iconic Fullmetal Alchemist role Envy, she changes her voice into anything and everything imaginable, including quirky robots, mysterious omnipotent aliens, little old fox ladies, wispy exorcists, and everyday human beings. Wendy attended Texas Christian University, majoring in Theater. She’s also an alumna of the Disney College Program, studying editing on The Rocketeer and The Rescuers Down Under. After graduating in 1993, she’s worked steadily as a professional actress ever since.
In 2000, Wendy first began working with Funimation as Amick Hendar in Blue Gender, and from there she just kept on going! Her most well-known roles include Ilena in Claymoire, Mukuro in Yuyu Hakusho, Miss Merry Christmas in One Piece, and as a “guest star” Popuko in Pop Team Epic! Of course, Wendy’s vocal transformations can be heard in so much more, including My Hero Academia, Overlord, Space Dandy, Fruits Basket, Case Closed, D. Gray Man, Fairy Tail, Sengoku Basara, Prince Adventures, Sgt. Frog, and… well, how much time do you have, because at over 120 titles, this list could go on for a while…
Wendy has also performed in videogames such as The Gunstringer, Bloodrayne 2, Spikeout: Battlestreet, and as the enigmatic “Watcher” in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel. She confesses that, while she plays characters in videogames… she’s kind of bad at actually playing videogames. (^_^;)
Wendy’s passion for acting is matched only by her passion for teaching. For over a decade, she has taught middle school theatre, grateful for the opportunity to educate and encourage young actors. She also loves meeting people at conventions, which lets her share her love of acting in person. When not behind the mic or in front of the classroom, Wendy enjoys the outdoors, reading nonfiction, and floral design. She lives in Dallas with her husband, her seven-year-old son, and a menagerie of animal companions: a black Labrador, a white German Shepherd, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, and a turtle (named Crusher).
Tyler Walker is an ADR director, line producer, script writer and voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment. A native of East Texas, he grew up spending equal time playing in the woods, playing Atari, and watching cartoons like Scooby Doo, Superfriends, Star Blazers, and Battle of the Planets. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film, he spent time playing in bands and eventually started working as an ADR engineer and production assistant at FUNimation in 2002. A bit of trivia: His former band, The Pointy Shoe Factory, had three songs featured in Dragon Ball Z Movie Eight: Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan.
Since then, he has worked as ADR director on nearly one thousand episodes of such series as Baccano!, Toriko, Ghost Hunt, Basilisk, Black Cat, Samurai Warriors, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hell Girl, Is This a Zombie, Kado: The Right Answer, Tales of Zestiria, 91 Days, Dies Irae and King’s Game. Currently, he’s directing two simuldubs; Hakyu Hoshin Engi and Basilisk: Ouka Ninja Scroll. In addition to directing and producing, he has also written hundreds of scripts for titles such as Fairy Tail, One Piece, Bamboo Blade, Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, Hero Tales, Shangri-La, Samurai Warriors, and both seasons of Is This A Zombie. When he’s not at the FUNimation studios, Tyler plays drums and produces music for his bands, Wirewings and 100’s. His wife, Heather, has appeared in several titles like Maken-Ki, Shangri-la, Fairy Tail, Toriko, and Overlord as well. Somehow they still find time to go play in the woods with their three dogs.
Heather Walker loves the freaks, the geeks, and the oddballs. From birds and giant rats, to tortured mystical children and sexy nurses, she has played a wide variety of roles in her time as a voice actress. Whether she is screaming her head off for an entire scene or being innocently naughty, Heather loves extreme characters. Some of her roles include Hiruko from Shangri-La, Aki from Maken-Ki, the misunderstood villain Mary Hughes in Fairy Tail Rina in King’s Game, “Wise King of the Forest” Hamsuke in Overlord and Zoe, the revolutionary girl, in the audio play Chimpanzee. She studied creative writing at the University of North Texas and besides voice acting, Heather is a writer, poet, birdwatcher, and environmentalist. So not only does she love voicing animals, she loves protecting them too.
Greg Ayres has been blasting his way through 2019! With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to make his second appearance in the DragonBall universe in DragonBall Super as Frost, and equally excited blasting bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. Some other recent roles include Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, and even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic. He is proud to be a part of the new “Pink Harvest” productions for Sentai Filmworks, in the roles of Izumi Sena in Lovestage, and Yabase in Hitorijime My Hero. This year he was also given the opportunity to reprise one of his all time favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast. Some other recent favorites include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.
When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks” at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from that show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen – from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.
Chuck Hubers most recent anime roles are Android 17, Emperor Pilaf and Kibito in Dragon Ball Super, Kurogiri in My Hero Academia, Jajuka in Escaflowne, Kuro in Servamp, Kuniharu in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Asanaga in Endride, Kyūta’s Father in The Boy and Beast, Tony Stark in Death Battle, and Jason the Toymaker in CreepyPasta. Chuck Huber started acting in Anime in DBZ. Since then he has voiced hundreds of characters including Hiei in YuYu Hakusho, Stein in Soul Eater, Kululu in Sgt. Frog, Mohji in One Piece, Shou Tucker in Full Metal Alchemist. He has been a writer on Hetalia, Sgt. Frog, Baccano, Spice and Wolf, Strike Witches, Dragonaut and Skip Beat!
Video games Chuck has contributed voices for include Borderlands II, Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Aeon Flux, DBZ, Smite, The Killing Floor… among others. As a filmmaker Chuck has acted, produced, written or directed for Arbor Day – The Musical currently on Amazon Prime, Prince Adventures, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He also plays Dr. McCoy in Star Trek Continues; Dean Hansen on Season 2 of American Crime on ABC and Detective Swinton in the The Harrowing.
David Wald began voice-acting for English dubs of anime in 2005 with ADV Films’ Shadow Skill. In the years to follow, David has continued to voice characters for ADV, Sentai Filmworks, Funimation, and others, including Fairy Tail’s Gajeel Redfox; Bulat in Akame Ga Kill!; Tetsutetsu and Snipe in My Hero Academia; Attack On Titan’s Hannes; Gérman Luis in GARO: The Animation; Duke Togo in Golgo 13; Berg Katze in Gatchaman CROWDS; Master Chief in Halo: Legends; “Hero” in Starship Troopers: Invasion; Dr. Ozaki in Shiki; Charlie in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Paulie and Tamago in One Piece; Reiji in Diabolik Lovers; Teppei in Toriko; Yoji Itami in GATE; Welf Crozzo in Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?; Mutsumi in Kiss Him, Not Me!; King Victor in The Royal Tutor; Riki Nendou in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.; and Count Magnus in Vampire Hunter D. From outside the vocal booth, David has served as ADR Director and co-scriptwriter for the film AURA: Koga Maryuin’s Last War and has adapted English ADR scripts for titles including Diabolik Lovers: More Blood and Chivalry of a Failed Knight.
Samurai Dan and Jillian
The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.
With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.
Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”
Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.
Whitney Rodgers is a Voice Actress, model and singer best known for her roles as “Meiko Shiraki” in Prison School and “Yozora” from Haganai and Hagani NEXT! . Whitney has just recently been announced as “Lotta Hart” in FUNimations “Ace Attorney” and has played many other characters including: “Margaret” in One Piece, “Artemis” from Maria the Virgin Witch, “Amelia Evans” in Freezing Vibration, and more. Whitney has also lent her voice to SMITE for the playable characters of “Ordo Solarus Amaterasu” and “Leona Genesis Jet Pack Fighter.” When she is not actively recording voice-overs, Whitney enjoys: going to the gym, drinking gallons of coffee, watching cutthroat kitchen, playing Tetris Attack, and giving her cat Chihiro too much attention. You can follow her on Instagram: Whitney_Rodgers_Model or on Facebook: Whitney Rodgers Voice Actress.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor by BTVA for his iconic role as William T. Spears in Black Butler, Barry Yandell is a well-known and very busy regional stage actor and voiceover artist based in North Texas. Most recently, Barry lends his voice talent to the characters of Conehead in Fire Force, Zelada in Cop Craft and Kodai in Yu-No. Fans will recognize his voice contributions in some of the most popular Anime series to date including Alexis Kerib in SSSS Gridman, Yoki in Full Metal Alchemist, Mr. 2 Bon Clay in One Piece, Little Demon in Soul Eater, Dwarf Shaman in Goblin Slayer, and Popuko in Pop Team Epic. Additional roles include an array of characters from Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Fairy Tail, and Attack on Titan to name a few. Please visit Barry’s actor pages at IMDB.com and behindthevoiceactors.com for a full listing of characters and upcoming new roles.
Guest appearances are subject to change as circumstances and events change. Some guests may get conflicting film shooting dates or may have travel difficulties.