Sean Schemmel gets paid to stand in a sound proof padded room and make wacky voices all day with good reason. He’s good at it. Ever since he was discovered doing so at an undisclosed mental institution (read Marionette Theatre) Sean has been gainfully employed as a voice actor for some of the most popular titles in animation history. He is best known as the voices of Goku, King Kai and Nail in the internationally acclaimed anime series, Dragonball Z Dragonball Z Kai, and Dragonball GT. More recently, he can be heard as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Gameloft’s The Dark Knight Rises for iPad/Android, Bronk in Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, Amidamaru, and Rio in Shaman King, Constable Biggles, Sh’Okanabo, Master Kahn (and many others) in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Onsokumaru in Ninja Nonsense, about 12 different thumbs in Thumb Wrestling Federation and Gonard in Kappa Mikey. Sean can also be heard as Paradox in the feature film, Yu-Gi-Oh 5d’s Bonds Beyond Time and as Grings Kodai in (Pokemon) Zoroark: Master of Illusions, as well as many other voices throughout the Pokemon series.
In the realm of audiobooks, Sean won a 2010 Earphones Award for his work in The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo and has been nominated for a 2011 Audie Award in the category of humor for his work in Shit My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, and 2013 he won the Audie in that same category for the sequel, I Suck At Girls, by the same author.
Sean has also adapted for English and directed the following anime series: Space Pirate Mito, Sadamitsu: The Destroyer, Midori Days, and Ah! My Goddess. Sean currently resides in Los Angeles, and in his spare time enjoys playing the French Horn, writing parodies, playing guitar and bass and the impossible task of ever beating his girlfriend at Mario Kart.
Christopher R. Sabat
Christopher R. Sabat (@Chris24_Sabat on Twitter) has lived on a diet of Senzu Beans for nearly 15 years. As the Voice Director for Dragonaball Z, as well as the voice actor behind Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, Mr. Popo, Korin, Burter, Shenron, Zarbon, Guru, and countless others, you could say he is the “voice” of Dragonball Z.
Chris has lent his voice to countless other roles including: Alex Luis Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Roronoa Zoro (One Piece), Ayame Sohma (Fruits Basket), Saiga Tatsumi (Speed Grapher), Kurogane (Tsubasa Chronicles), Daisuke Jigen (Lupin III), Father Tres (Trinity Blood), Braun (Stiens Gate), Giroro (Sgt Frog), Rundas (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption), Garterbelt (Panty and Stocking), Sakaki (Kenichi), Masa (My Bride is a Mermaid), Saito (Darker Than Black), Woerman (Attack on Titan), Alex D (Deus Ex: Invisible War), Captain Smiley & Star (Comic Jumper), and others.
Most recently, Chris was cast as Batou in the new Ghost In the Shell: Arise series and he will soon be playing Goro Sasabe in Free! Eternal Summer as well as Sakuya Togane in the second season of Psycho-Pass. When not in his recording studio, Okratron 5000, Christopher loves to make electronic music, play video games and buy Puma 917’s, airline glassware and mid century furniture on eBay.
Dark and determined Commander Shepard from Mass Effect 1 and 2, ever hopeful and shining Cinderella, psychotic Princess Morebucks and sunny Ms Keane from The Powerpuff Girls, sleek and sexy Naomi Hunter from the Metal Gear Series, superspy Sam and superspoiled Mandy from ‘Totally Spies’, and super fighter Aayla Secura from Star Wars Clone Wars all have one thing in common.
Their spirits and their voices spring from the heart of Jennifer Hale.
Jennifer has brought to life a wild range of characters from a disgruntled 12 year old boy, to a timeless heroic princess, a quirky ancient alien, a ridiculously perky tour guide, a rock star, a shy four year old and a sizzling super-bad girl. At the top of her field in animation, commercials, and promos, Jennifer is responsible for these and many more memorable characters as well as lending her signature voice to many products and programs familiar to all of us.
A singer as well as an actress, Jennifer is currently working on her first solo CD. When she’s not acting or singing, she’s hanging out with her friends and family, riding horses, rock climbing or volunteering.
With an innate combination of beauty and charm, actress ALI HILLIS has built an impressive list of credits since moving west. Though the streets of Hollywood can be merciless for a majority of actors, Hillis’ talent has helped her land a succession of diverse and memorable film roles, her first of which was in the acclaimed independent feature KISS KISS BANG BANG as Robert Downey, Jr’s tweaky tryst. The romantic comedy MUST LOVE DOGS as Diane Lane’s smart-talking younger sister, the Farrelly Bros. HEARTBREAK KID as Ben Stiller’s would-be bride, and the comedy OVER MY DEAD BODY with Eva Longoria and Paul Rudd soon followed. Recently she’s kept audiences of all ages smiling with her performances in Disney’s BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA with Jaime Lee Curtis and Piper Parabo, and SPACEBUDDIES with Deidrich Bader, and she just wrapped shooting a new movie for Disney whose title will be released in fall 2012.
Additional film credits include Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin’s strong-willed mother in Twentieth Century Fox’s drama THE ULTIMATE GIFT. Ali starred alongside Eric Dane in ADRIFT: OWII, the suspense filled drama which bowed at Cannes, the ensemble comedy THROWING STARS which premiered at the Las Vegas Film Festival, and she appeared as leading lady in the independent feature NESTING, which is on the festival circuit and was released in theatres in spring 2012.
Born in Huntington Beach, CA, Hillis spent her childhood in Sheboygan Falls, WI, then moved to Charlotte NC. She received a full vocal music scholarship from East Carolina University, and entered a 2 year Meisner study. Hillis took her regional stage experience to New York City where she further honed her craft off-Broadway and in various indie films; culminating with a guest-starring role on LAW & ORDER which gave her the confidence to move cross-country to Los Angeles.
The transition proved a successful one, as it wasn’t long before she garnered guest starring and recurring roles in numerous television comedies and dramas, including her most recent appearances on CSI opposite Laurence Fishburne, and MEMPHIS BEAT opposite Jason Lee and Alfre Woodard.
Only recently did she stumble into the world of video gaming and anime, finding fast friends in a world of controllable characters. The XENOSAGA series was her first experience with voicing video games, but her roles as Dr. Liara T’Soni in Biowore’s MASS EFFECT, Lightning in Square Enix’s FINAL FANTASY XIII, Dr. Ariel Hanson in Blizzard’s STARCRAFT II, Black Cat in THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN, and Palutena in KID ICARUS: UPRISING, along with anime roles such as Emma Frost in Marvel X-MEN and Karin in NARUTO have earned her new fans across the globe, with more undisclosed characters in high profile games in the works!
Hillis currently lives in Los Angeles with her rescue dogs and hedge fund manager husband, who is also part owner of the NYC hot spot Brother Jimmy’s BBQ where the two met.
Cirque du Soleil. Nightclubs. ONE PIECE. Olympians. Red Carpets. Electric Daisy Carnival. Film. Commercials. Music Videos. Jez Roth started sewing at the age of 13 on small crafts and at the local dance studio before falling in love with the art of cosplay at Katsucon 1998.
After many years of competing at anime convention masquerades winning Best in Show 15 times with tailored costumes and heavily choreographed skits, he moved to Las Vegas to work for The Venetian designing the Opera Gowns, eventually landing at Cirque du Soleil’s water spectacular O. Since leaving Cirque, he currently works freelance out of his own studio – creating everything from mermaids that shoot water, Mirrorball Men, and Golden Fairies that contort through the air, designing for events with A-list celebrities such as Kim Kardiashian, Eva Langoria, Snoop Dogg, and DJs such as Benny Benassi, Dash Berlin – his jewelry has even been worn on the red carpet at the Billboard Awards. He has represented the United States at the IOEA Otaku Expo in Japan as a Cosplay Guest and in Canada to choose the Canadian WCS representative for 2016. He believes that the world of costuming is an endlessly fascinating pursuit—from armor to gowns, giant puppetry to monsters. He shares unique events that educate and involve the community (such as Lip Sync For Your Cosplay) and has restructured and organized cosplay events for conventions in his goal to make the competition scene more mainstream. His artistic journey came full circle last year when he was hired as an Artistic Consultant for One Piece: Gold film, working with Toei Animation to give their film a fully realized Las Vegas feel.