Chris Rager is an American voice actor for Funimation studios. More notable performances are as Mr. Satan, King Yemma, and Hercule on “Dragonball Z”, as well as, Arlong the leader of the fish people on the popular “One Piece”.
Chris has been seen in national and regional T.V. commercial ads like Taco Bell, Southwest Airlines and Visa. You may also see Chris performing live on stage in Dallas as an improvisor for the last 16 years and currently with Ad-Libs Comedy Troupe.
Although he loves the live stage and T.V. exposure, Chris holds voice acting close to his heart. You may have also heard Chris in Animes such as Pantie & Stocking, Fafner, Black Cat, Desert Punk, Lupin III, FMA, FMA Brotherhood, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fairy Tales, Baccano and Hero Tales.
Chris has also been heard in such video games Spike out: Battle Street, Stuntman Ignition, Bloodrayne, Roadkill, Comic Jumper, Ages of Empire, Tribes, and the newly released Borderlands 2 (voted Video Game of the Year by G4). Chris always looks forwards to his next voice over role, hoping he can bring a high level of talent and professionalism to such characters.
Ashly “Hey Ash!” Burch is a writer, actress, voice actress and overall crazy person. In 2011, she graduated from the Media Arts & Culture department at Occidental College in L.A. with a senior thesis on the female experience of a phallocentric narrative through a qualitative study of Red Dead Redemption.
Since then Ashly has pursued both writing, live and voice over work receiving Best Actress for Must Come Down, from the Victoria Film Festival 2013, was nominated as Outstanding Character Performance for Borderlands 2, by the DICE Awards 2013, and had her character Tiny Tina, of Borderlands 2, named one of the Best New Video Game Characters by IGN in 2012.
When not playing and reviewing video games, or shooting her YouTube smash hit “Hey Ash What’cha Playing?”, she can be found working hard on her voice over career, among other projects.
Cherami Leigh is an on camera and voice actor. Cherami began her work in the “Anime World” voicing Sae in “Peach Girl”, and has since played Aisa, Pepper, and Miss Golden Week in “One Piece,” Yaz in “Shin Chan,” Primula in “Shuffle,” Setsuna and Akira in “Negima,” Naomi in “Witchblade,” Himawari in “xxxHolic,” Makoto in “Sasami: Magical Girls Club,” Mai in “Ghost Hunt,” Ayano in “Stigma,” Road in “D. Grayman,” Shijima in “Nabari,” Shinooka in “Big Windup,” Honoka in “Kenichi,” Kirimi in “Ouran Host Club,” and recently released “Bamboo Blade” as Tamaki, “Sergeant Frog” as Natsumi, and “Soul Eater” as Patty. She has voiced many video games including Lux Pain as Nami.
Cherami began acting at 6 and has worked with LeAnn Rimes, Bernadette Peters, Paul Dano, Ethan Hawke, Ashley Johnson, Wilmer Valderamma, Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Avril Lavigne and many others. She has worked on “Fast Food Nation (directed by: Richard Linklater), “The Hottest State”(directed by: Ethan Hawke), and “The Mist” (directed by: Frank Darabont), she recently appeared as the overachieving “Ginnie Warwick” on NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” , you can also recognize Cherami working alongside Claire Danes in HBO’s film “Temple Grandin”. She has also appeared on NBC’s “CHASE” & ABC’s “The Deep End”.
Cherami is currently working on several projects, on and off camera, which she is anxious to share with her fans.
According to Anime News Network, John Swasey is the most prolific male voice actor in North America with more roles and titles under his belt than any other male voice actor. John started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters with ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Films, Gearbox, and Illumitoons just to name a few. Being more of the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Gendo in Evangelion, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Salvador in Borderland II(VG), Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Vulcan in Orphen, Ken in Kaleido Star, Captain Ahab in Hakugei The Legend of Moby Dick, Rikudoh in RahXephon, Mister in Coyote Ragtime Show, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, and the Gamera trilogy. In 2004, John jumped to the other side of the “mic” to direct. Some of the shows he has directed include Welcome to the N.H.K., AirGear,Wandaba Style, St. Seiya, Shadow Skill, E’s Otherwise, Michel, Jinki Extend and Shinobi (live action co-directed with longtime pal, Kyle Jones). John loves working in the world of anime as a director and voice actor! John voiced the evil villain, General Disdain in the animated feature, Last Flight of the Champion. Currently John is working with Kyle Jones on an original animation full length movie called The Perfect Khan. In addition to anime, John has voiced thousands of radio and tv commercials – even acted in a few films. One of the coolest acting jobs was being the Beer Delivery Guy in Dazed and Confused.
With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, 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), “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, “Boogoo,”“Sparky” and others from Disney’s Anime – Stitch, 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! Currently you can catch him on the new super-charged CGI series Transformers: Prime, playing the sometimes delusional but always deadly Decepticon “Starscream” and as Heatwave on the brand new kid-friendly, Transformers: Rescue Bots! And most recently guest starring on Ultimate Spider Man, the Regular Show and as the terrifying antibender “Amon” on the new hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra! And after 4 years off the air, thanks to tremendous fan support, Steve once again takes the helm of the great star cruiser Absolution, reprising his role as “TOM” the robotic host of Cartoon Network’s Toonami on Adult Swim.
Mike McFarland got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include
Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-
Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Goemon in Lupin The Third (Movie Specials), Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, “Ranka” Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Tybalt in Romeo x Juliet, Leo in Burst Angel, Estonia in Hetalia, as well as various roles in Yu Yu Hakusho, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Kodocha, Desert Punk, Black Cat, Kiddy Grade, Shin Chan, The Galaxy Railways, and many others.
As an ADR/Voice Director, Mike has worked on such series and films as Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Dragon Ball Z, Vexille, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Yu Yu Hakusho, Mushi-Shi, Case Closed, Dragon Ball, Eden of the East, Trinity Blood, Evangelion: 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33 as well as One Piece, currently airing on Toonami. ADR Scriptwriting credits include Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha, Trinity Blood, Solty Rei, Mushi-Shi, One Piece, and the uncut versions of Dragon Ball Z. Video Game credits include work on Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Halo Wars, Stuntman: Ignition, Aeon Flux, Bloodrayne 2, Roadkill, Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley, numerous Dragon Ball Z titles, as well as the role of Paul Phoenix in Street Fighter X Tekken.
Mike is also an accomplished improv comedian, musician, and has appeared in numerous commercials and independent films, including The Rage Within, House Of The Generals, Placebo, and the award-winning Shtickmen. For more information, check out his web site at www.mikemcfarland.com, “like” his fan page on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter @MikeMcFarlandVA.