Josh is a life-long geek and actor with over 200 voice credits in his 10+ year career. His favorite roles include Attack on Titan (Armin), Yuri on Ice (Yuri Katsuki), Princess Jellyfish (Kuranosuke), The Devil is a Part-Timer (Sadao Maou), Drifters (Toyohisa), RWBY (Tyrian), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (Kenichi), and Snow White with the Red Hair (Zen). He has also lent his voice to many video game properties; Tales of Xillia 2 (Ludger), Dragonball Xenoverse (Demigra), and Freedom Planet 2 (Captain Kalaw) to name a few. When he isn’t behind the mic, Josh can usually be found writing scripts for the English adaptations of many FUNimation and BangZoom! Productions, such as Fairy Tail, Tokyo Ghoul, Overlord, and Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. He is represented by the Mary Collins Agency.
With almost 200 credits to his name, Jerry Jewell can be heard in a wide variety of shows. He’s probably best known for his roles as Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket, Jimmy Kudo in Case Closed, Barry the Chopper/Number 66 in Fullmetal Alchemist, Russia in Hetalia: Axis Powers, Lau in Black Butler and most recently, Victor Nikiforov in Yuri!! on Ice.
He can currently be heard as Principal Nezu in My Hero: Academia and Moblit Berner in Attack on Titan.
Other popular roles include Lyon in Fairy Tail, Claire Stanfield in Baccano!, Taira in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, Kaworu Nagisa in the Evangelion movies: 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, Happiness Bunny in Shin-Chan, Rin Tsuchimi in Shuffle, Aion in Show By Rock!!, Momotaro Mikoshiba in Free! Eternal Summer, Yuma Isogai in Assassination Classroom, Kusuo Saiki in (The) Disastrous Life of Saiki K, and as Usagi in Jūni Taisen: Zodiac War, Dragon Ball, Ouran High School Host Club, One Piece, Soul Eater and a lot of other things that he may or may not remember or admit to.
Having worked as a voice actor for FUNimation since 2001, Jerry took on a different role in 2011, that of ADR Director. His first show was Blood C, followed by Shakugan no Shana III, Toriko, We Without Wings, Senran Kagura, Kamisama Kiss, A Certain Scientific Railgun S, episodes 313 – 324 of One Piece, Is This a Zombie?, Free! Eternal Summer and Orange, and more recently Star Blazers: 2199 & 2202.
Jerry is honored to have the opportunity to work with a very talented and dedicated group of people at FUNimation, that take the quality of what they do very seriously. Well...seriously enough.
Official Website: www.sillygingermonkey.com
Facebook Fan Page: Jerry Jewell Fans
He's the merc with the mouth and his swordplay always comes with maximum effort...wait; it's not who you think it is! However, there ARE similarities: both fight with swords for pay, both run their mouths, both have beautiful love-of-their-lives, and sadly, both look the same beneath their masks/headwraps! Samurai Dan and his lovely lady Jillian teach sword and self defense classes, give informational panels, perform stage shows, and do almost anything else to ensure that congoers enjoy themselves.
Be sure to like them at www.facebook.com/SamuraiDanAndJillian
Kazha is a power rock trio from Japan founded by a Japanese Singer/Songwriter Kazuha Oda and a guitarist Hideki Matsushige. Kazuha is a classically trained singer who has been working in various fields of music industry from Classic to Heavy Metal. Her work has appeared on the iTunes Top 100 charts of numerous countries for a significant amount of time.
After releasing Kazha's first album "Overture" in 2010, they had their first North America tour debuting at Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco playing with the American Hip Hop group "Far East Movement". Since then, the band have been touring around the world, appearing at various festivals and Anime conventions. Kazha also have been performing at local venues including The World Famous Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. They have been sharing stage with national acts such as Gilby Clarke, George Lynch, Trapt, LA Guns, and Y&T until now.
Kazha continue their musical adventure armed with their strong belief in their music and aspirations of achieving their goal. Their music combines the softness of a falling feather and the heaviness of a hurricane. Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound.
Chris Kluwe is a former NFL player who spent 8 years with the Minnesota Vikings, setting multiple team records, wrote an acclaimed collection of short stories and essays titled "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies," is the lead designer of the tabletop card game "Twilight of the Gods," once engaged in a swordfight with Bigfoot, advocates relentlessly for social justice and empathy, and is a huge nerd at heart who occasionally lies in his bios to see if anyone is actually paying attention. You can find him on Twitter @ChrisWarcraft, where he is constantly Not Mad Online.
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 & 6-7 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???); Guts the pug in Kill La Kill; and Iggy the Boston Terrier in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures-Stardust Crusaders. Video games include the Kingdom Hearts series as Vexen; Odin Sphere as Oswald; Operation Darkness as Adolf Hitler and Jack the Ripper; Fuyuhiko Kuzuryu in Danganrompa V2; and Kokichi Ouma in Danganrompa V3. “Steve” was in the original cartoon series of Lilo & Stich as Loki the shaved ice vendor; Little, Big, Awesome for Amazon; 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 Amazon Prime. This year, celebrate with Steve as Digimon Adventure 01 celebrates its 20th Anniversary. Steve played Demidevimon, Digitamamon and Piedmon, for those of you who remember the show. Steve has a LOT of things in store for you with his panels, and can’t wait to see all of you at Anime Detour!
Fighting Dreamers Production (FDP) is a cosplay group from Vancouver, British Columbia. For the past 10 years they have been cosplaying a wide range of genres including anime, manga, video games, comics, film, and cartoons.
Fighting Dreamers Productions are known for their cosplay YouTube channel, which has over 190,000 subscribers and provides viewers with series shows, parodies, cosplay skits, CMV’s, convention happenings, and tutorials. FDP is a non-profit group and has organized a number of charity events through their cosplay work such as “Pray for Japan” helping earthquake and tsunami victims, “Aang for a Cure” which benefited cancer patients and a charity print sales that have raised thousands of dollars for charities internationally. As cosplayers, FDP emphasizes inclusivity and promotes accessibility of cosplay through panels and performances at conventions across North America, the UK, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia and Australia.
Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.
Discovered by Funimation warhorse and visionary ADR director Christopher Bevins, who cast him as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in the hit English language dub of Ouran High School Host Club and suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler. Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, Both God Eneru and Dalton in the new dub of One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature-length films such as Vexille and Summer Wars, among many others.
And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting for Funimation as well. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero and Dragon Ball Z Kai.
In early 2010 he teamed up with Terri Doty and Stephen Hoff to launch That Anime Show, a web-based chat show centered on colorful, often diabolically unhinged interviews with friends and colleagues within the dubbing industry, all episodes of which can be downloaded for free at thatanimeshow.com.
Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.
Clarine Harp has had a prolific career planning and producing on-disc content for Funimation Entertainment for hundreds of titles. If you have a disc in-hand, odds are likely she worked on it. Her team handled a wide variety of tasks, such as translations and subtitles, DVD and Blu-ray authoring, video and audio compression, editing, and engineering, quality control, content-planning, and much more.
In addition, she has performed many voice acting roles and is best-known for Hetalia (China, Taiwan), Burst Angel (Sei), Samurai 7 (Sanae), Speed Grapher (Ginza), Sekirei (Haihane), Negima (Kaede), Shin chan (Miss Katz), Witchblade (Asagi), Trinity Blood (Mary), RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (Laura), and One Piece (Miss Monday, Usopp's Mother, and Ran), and Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School Despair Arc (Peko).
Clarine can also be heard in Cat Planet Cuties, Chaos;Child, Chrome Shelled Regios, Corpse Princess/Shikabane Hime, The Sacred Blacksmith, El Cazador de la Bruja, Claymore, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Beck, Yu Yu Hakusho, Fullmetal Alchemist, Case Closed, Evangelion 1.0, D.Gray-man, Bamboo Blade, Aquarion, LASTEXILE - Fam, the Silver Wing-, Tower of Druaga, Ouran High School Host Club, Heaven's Lost Property, Jormugand, Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Yuri!!! On ICE, and others.
In her personal life, she is an avid knitter and general craft enthusiast. Unfortunately, her yarn habit is not compatible with the presence of her two cats and this regularly causes friction within the household.
Fun fact: Clarine is also the inspiration behind the character of Aubrey in the popular webcomic, Something Positive.
Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clarineharp/
Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include Fate/Zero (Beserker), Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), Guild Wars 2 (Great Ginz, Ogron, Hamar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow). Kyle can also be heard in numerous video game franchises such as Sonic, Final Fantasy, World of Warcraft, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodco Internet Radio. For more info, visit www.kylehebert.com.
Kristofer “Phade” McCormic is the creator of www.AnimeMusicVideos.org, the site considered to be THE place to go when you want to know anything and everything about Anime Music Videos (AMVs). As always we are thrilled that he will be returning to Anime Detour this year bringing a whole new exciting batch of AMVs for your viewing pleasure.
TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release ("The Sea Prince and the Fire Child"). His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series "Robotech". Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and produced an award-winning adaptation of "The Jungle Book" and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series "The Noozles". In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children's television show. The result was the mega hit, "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". Tony not only served as the development producer and head writer but also wrote the pilot, Co-Produced the series, directed the voice actors, played the voice of Saba, and produced the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation "Mighty Morphin Power Ranger - Live Tour" Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce and direct numerous projects for Theatrical films, Television, Video Games, and Streaming Media releases including “.hack//GU”; “Daigunder”, for ABC Family/Disney; “Gurren Lagann” for the Sci Fi Channel, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers” which premiered on screens nationwide, and "Martha & Friends", from Martha Stewart and 4Kids Entertainment as well as voice directing numerous video games like “League of Legends.” Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked Too”, “ The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz”, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rd”, Hibiki in “Vandread”, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload”, Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, Ulquiorra in “Bleach”, as well as voices in video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World of Warcraft”, “Everquest”, “Neverwinter Knights”, “Xenosaga”, “Magna Carta II”, “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight”, ”Basara 3” “BlazBlue” and “Bravely Default”. More recently he co-adapted and directed the English releases of “Fate/Zero” and “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks” and “Fate Stay Night Heavens Feel” in which he also voices the character of Lancer, “Love Live” (both the series and the movie), “Charlotte” and “God Eater”, and can be heard the animated musical series “Iesodo” in the title role. He can currently be heard in new episodes of Lupin the 3rd on Cartoon Network and as Minato, the 4th Hokage in “Naruto”. Tony is currently voice directing “Fate: Apocrypha” a Netflix Original Series, “Hunter X Hunter” and “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures” for Cartoon Network, “Lego Friends 2018” for the Disney Channel and “Tree House Detectives” a Netflix Original animated series.
Carrie is thrilled to come to Anime Detour again this year! Some of Carrie’s older and newer roles include: … from California: “Hakufu” in Ikki Tousen (Season 1, 3 and 4), “Nancy” in R.O.D. the TV, “Kukuri” in K, “Maromi” in Paranoia Agent, “Shima” in Stellvia, "Nina" in Ultra Maniac "Fuko" in I, My, Me! Strawberry Eggs, "Rakka" in Haibane Renmei, and others such as Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Marmalade Boy, Gankutsuo, Dear.S, GunXSword, Ergo Proxy, Girl’s Bravo, Texhnolyze, Melody of Oblivion, Tsukihime, Sakura Wars the Movie, Dangaizer 3, Aguarian Age the Movie, Monsters, Ghost Talker's Day Dream, Vampire Knight, Squid Girl, Durarara, and Modoka Magica, and a little but very fun part in Fate Zero! Her Texas characters include “Mokona” in Tsubasa Chronicles, and XXX Holic, “Millia” in Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing, “Miu” in Kenichi, “Rihoko” in Witchblade, “Asta” in Trinity Blood, “Penny” in Shin Chan , “Solty” in Solty Rei, “Angol Mois” in Sargent Frog, “Lisanna” in Fairy Tail, as well as roles in other shows such as Maken Ki!, Railgun, Aquarion, Aquarion Evol, Bamboo Blade, Romeo X Juliette, School Rumble, Heaven’s Lost Properties, Chaos Head, Linebarrels of Iron, Kaze no Stigma, Sasami, Moon Phase, Rumbling Hearts, Murder Princess, Shuffle, Ragnarok, Mushishi, Samarai 7, Full Metal Alchemist, Suzuka, Hell Girl, Origin “Spirits of the Past”, One Piece, Ouran Host Club, Black Blood Brothers, Negima, Darker than Black, Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Shikebane Hime, Baccano, Strain, Dragonaut, Soul Eater, Sasami, Tower of Druaga, Shakugan no Shana 111, Xeno Saga, Sekirei, Corpse Princess, D.Gray-Man,… in New York, Ladies vs. Butlers and a lot of non-anime cartoons for kids.. as well as theatre shows, and the list goes on. She has also had a fun time voicing characters in video games such as Street Fighter V, Street Fighter X Tekken, Disqaea 4, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Final Fantasy 7 “Crisis Core”, Suikoden 5, Tales of Legendia, Romancing Saga, The Dynasty Warriors Series, Culdcept, Rumble Roses II, and Star Ocean 4 "The Last Hope", Ar Tarnelico, Trinity Universe, and more recently Altelier Rorona, Mugen Souls, and the list is always expanding. In the past, she joyously got to be the voice of 2 “My Little Pony” toys; Baby “Skywishes” and a singing T-pot! Carrie has script adapted for such shows as School Rumble, and Shuffle, and was also lucky enough to get to directed episodes 1-4 of Shuffle, as well as just a little occasional directing on various other shows.
Carrie is currently residing in NY where she just gradudated of one of NY’s famous Broadway schools; “Circle in the Square Theater School”, but desperately misses Los Angeles, which she considers home. Carrie will always continue with voice acting and conventions whenever possible; School or no school, with MD, or with God’s healing! (She defiantly relies on God’s strength infused into her body on a daily basis!)
Carrie has also enjoyed the unique task of being able to travel in order to help struggling children and adults in developing countries when funding could be raised to do so. She has done this in such places as Africa, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Mexico, the Philippines, some parts of the US and Australia.
She can’t wait to see everyone again at Detour and can’t wait to see how we do for the charity auction this year! Detour is the best!!
Let’s Be Legendary is an actual play Dungeons and Dragons podcast. Set in a steampunk wild west world setting, we follow the story of two bounty hunters who fell in love and now wander the district catching those with prices on their heads. Talia, a half-werewolf gunslinger, is on a quest for justice as she searches for the murderers that destroyed her village. Seline, the grave cleric of the god of death, learns she possesses a mysterious power that opened a door into another realm. The world around them is weird and wild, fraught with danger and people out to destroy the very fabric of existence.
Let’s Be Legendary is a LGBTQ+ focused podcast featuring a cast of queer characters and a crew of queer players. We tell the stories we wished we’d had when we were growing up, where we could see ourselves as heroes. So come along with us as we explore the Feywild West and what it means to be Legendary!
Dave Wheeler is a jack of all trades when it comes to comics, working as an: inker, colorist, letterer, writer and book designer. In addition to the comics industry he has worked in the advertising and graphics industry for 10 years.
Dave currently resides in Minneapolis, MN. with his family. He is proud to be one of the co-founders of the kid-friendly comic company MIND WAVE COMICS doing his part to bring back fun to comics! When he’s not in the studio he enjoys long walks on the beach, making toys and professional wrestling!
Check out MIND WAVE COMICS at the link below!