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Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975) is an American actor, director, producer and YouTuber, who has done numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series and video games. He has been the official voice of Max Goof since 1995.
Jason Christopher Marsden
January 3, 1975
(m. 2004; div. 2020)
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Marsden was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on January 3, 1975, to Linda and Myles Marsden (1936–2019). Linda was a former fashion model and Myles was a former premier danseur of the Yugoslav National Ballet.
In 1986, Marsden got his first professional acting job as the character A. J. Quartermaine, in the television series General Hospital. In 1987, at the age of 12, Marsden booked his first major film role in a science fiction movie called Robot Jox, which was released two years after filming because of the studio's financial problems and inevitable bankruptcy at the time. This was followed soon afterwards by the role of Eddie Munster in the TV series remake of The Munsters titled The Munsters Today. At the same time, he also had his first voice acting role in a cartoon, that of Cavin in the later seasons of the Disney TV series Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, as well as being the young announcer of the (new) Mickey Mouse Club and Disney Infomercials.
Marsden continued his career with many guest star appearances on prime time sitcoms. In 1990, he was the voice of Peter Pan in Peter Pan and the Pirates, which ran for two seasons and in 1992, he landed the role of Dash X in Eerie, Indiana.
His next roles included voicing Goofy's son Max Goof in Disney's A Goofy Movie (1995), as well as in the sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) and also had a supporting role in White Squall (1996). Marsden also did the voice of Garrett Miller on Extreme Ghostbusters and the younger versions of Shere Khan and King Louie on Jungle Cubs, which was a prequel to Disney's hit film Jungle Book and also continued his role as Max Goof on Disney's House of Mouse.
Some other on-camera roles were that of Rich Halke (J.T's best friend) in Step by Step, which was from 1995 until the show's cancellation in 1998; and Nelson Burkhard (D.J.'s rich boyfriend) in Full House, though after making a commitment with Dragon Con, Marsden did not reprise his role as Nelson in the sequel Fuller House instead Hal Sparks (who actually replaced Marsden as Tak in Tak and the Power of Juju series based on the 2003 video game of the same name) took over the role as Nelson. On Boy Meets World the part of "Jason" was written for him by show's creator/producer Michael Jacobs, whom Jason had worked with previously on the short-lived reboot of The Torkelsons called Almost Home. When it was time for Mr. Feeny (Played by William Daniels) to address "Jason" the writers thought it might be funny if he called Jason by his real last name. Jason agreed, and thus Eric Matthews' best friend "Jason Marsden" was played by Jason Marsden, after his departure from Boy Meets World after finishing Season 2, his character was replaced by Jack Hunter (Played by Matthew Lawrence) in Seasons 5-7. He played the young Burt Ward/Robin in the 2002 television movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. In 1999, he was featured in Walt Disney Animation Studios' Tarzan as a member of the gorilla family. With thanks to the film's director, Kevin Lima, who also helmed A Goofy Movie.
Since Step by Step, Marsden has provided voices for numerous animated television shows and computer games. He appeared in a direct-to-video film, as the voice of Kovu in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and narrated many of the special features on the Lion King Special edition DVD. He was the voice of Haku in the American dub of Spirited Away (2001). He has also provided the voice of Richie Foley/Gear in the television series Static Shock. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, he voiced several characters, most notably Lilarcor the talking sword, and the druid Cernd.
His first foray into directing was an episode of the Nickelodeon series The Journey of Allen Strange (1997). He also directed, wrote, produced and edited The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! and multiple indie music videos.
He has done voice-over work on multiple DC Comics-inspired animated series; as Clark Kent as a teenager in Superman: The Animated Series, as Snapper Carr in Justice League, as Billy Numerous in Teen Titans, as Donny Grasso on an episode of Batman Beyond, as Danger Duck in Loonatics Unleashed and as the villain Firefly in The Batman and as Paco in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. More recently, he played Impulse and Atom in Young Justice: Invasion. He also voiced Chase Young in Xiaolin Showdown from 2003 to 2006.
He also voiced for Tak in the game Tak and the Power of Juju along with Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams and Tak: The Great Juju Challenge. He voiced two recruitable companion characters in the Fallout game series, Myron in Fallout 2 (1998) and Boone in Fallout: New Vegas (2010).
From late summer 2004 to early spring 2007, Marsden was the head announcer for Toon Disney (excluding Jetix), but he also served as a part-time announcer for Disney Channel. He had a cameo in the film Fun with Dick and Jane as the cashier at the gas station, and was Tasslehoff Burrfoot in the movie Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight.
In 2012, Marsden did the voice of Final Fantasy XIII-2 character Noel Kreiss, Kade Burns and Fingers on The Hub series Transformers: Rescue Bots and Kaijudo, and continues to provide the voices of Nermal, Vito, Doctor Bonkers and numerous others on The Garfield Show.
In 2013, he did the voice of Aye-Aye in The Legend of Korra.
In 2014, he voiced Sumo and Belson in the pilot episode of the Cartoon Network animated series Clarence. After this episode, the voices of Sumo and Belson were handed to Tom Kenny and Roger Craig Smith, respectively.
In 2020, Marsden began producing an online web series for YouTube called The Mars Variety Show. Following the style of The Dean Martin Show, it features Indie musicians, comedians, and alternative performers.
Marsden married Christy Hicks in October 2004; however, they divorced in 2020 after sixteen years of marriage. In 2007, Marsden and Christy opened up a Yoga studio in Burbank, California. Their son was born on February 10, 2010. Marsden lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
|Almost an Angel||Boy #2|
|1992||Mr. Saturday Night||Buddy, age 15|
|1993||Almost Home||Gregory Morgan|
|Hocus Pocus||Thackery Binx (as a cat)||Voice|||
|1996||White Squall||Shay Jennings, First Albatross Mate|
|2001||How to Make a Monster||Bug|
|Fun with Dick and Jane||Convenience Store Clerk|
|2009||Locker 13||Edgar||Also director|
|2011||Pizza Man||Professor Baldini|
|2012||Blue Like Jazz||Kenny|
|2013||I Know That Voice||Himself||Documentary|||
|1986–1988||General Hospital||A.J. Quartermaine|
|1987||Webster||David||Episode: "Games People Play"|
|1988–1991||The Munsters Today||Edward Wolfgang "Eddie" Munster|
|1989||Nightingales||Unknown role||1 episode|
|Murphy Brown||Young Miles Silverberg||Episode: "The Summer of '77"|
|1991||Tales from the Crypt||Jess||Episode: "Undertaking Palor"|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Raymond Marr||Voice, uncredited|
|1992||Eerie, Indiana||Dash X||7 episodes|
|Baywatch||Pier Pressure||Episode: "Pier Pressure"|
|Blossom||Eddie Warwick||Episode: "The Making of the President"|
|1993||The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Jason Barkley||Episode: "Senior Spirit"|
|1993–1998||Step by Step||Rich Halke||53 episodes|
|1994||Tom||Mike Graham||12 episodes|
|The Secret World of Alex Mack||Carlton Hendy||Episode: "Science Fair"|
|1994–1995||Full House||Nelson Burkhard||4 episodes|
|Boy Meets World||Jason||9 episodes|
|1995||Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare||Billy Dooley||Television film|
|1998||Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Grimp||Episode: "Bar Association"|
|2002||Will & Grace||Kim||Episode: "It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"|
|Even Stevens||Norman Squirelli||Episode: "Your Toast"|
|2003||Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt||Young Robin||Television film|
|Just Shoot Me!||Tony Zitelli||Episode: "The Talented Mr. Finch"|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Max Goof|||
|2001||Spirited Away||Haku||English dub|||
|2006||Brother Bear 2||Kenai||Original trailer; replaced by Patrick Dempsey in the final film|
|2013||Monsters University||Monster Student #1|
|2016||The Secret Life of Pets||Additional Voices|
|1990||Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue||Michael||Television special|
|1998||The Lion King II: Simba's Pride||Adult Kovu|||
|2000||An Extremely Goofy Movie||Max Goof|||
|2002||The Boy Who Cried Alien||Principal|
|2004||Tales of a Fly on the Wall||Kip|
|Felix the Cat Saves Christmas||Professor|||
|Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas||Max Goof|
|2004–06||The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour||Chester McBadbat|||
|2007||Garfield Gets Real||Nermal|||
|2008||Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight||Tasslehoff Burrfoot|||
|Batman: Gotham Knight||Thomas Wayne, Cop, Doctor, Youth 2, Doctor|||
|Garfield's Fun Fest||Nermal, Ramon|||
|2009||Garfield's Pet Force||Nermal, Abnermal|||
|2014||We Wish You a Merry Walrus||Sydmull||Television special|||
|1988–1990||Adventures of the Gummi Bears||Cavin||7 episodes|
|1990||Peter Pan & the Pirates||Peter Pan|
|1993||Sonic the Hedgehog||Dirk||Episode: "Warp Sonic"|
|Mighty Max||Young Norman||Episode: "Norman's Conquest"|
|1994||Batman: The Animated Series||Spunky Spencer||Episode: "Baby-Doll"|
|1995||The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show||Shnookums|
|The Mask||Skillit||2 episodes|
|1996||Superman: The Animated Series||Teenage Clark Kent, Owen|||
|1996–1997||Jungle Cubs||Shere Khan, Prince Johar, Louie||Season 1|
|1996||Project G.e.e.K.e.R.||Cappery Employee, Kid Dinosaur||Episode: "Geekasaurus"|
|1997||Extreme Ghostbusters||Garrett Miller|
|1998–1999||Histeria!||William Ramsey, Bucky||2 episodes|||
|1999||Xyber 9: New Dawn||Jack|
|Recess||James Stone||Episode: "The Spy Who Came in from the Playground"|
|Batman Beyond||Donny Grasso||Episode: "Hooked Up"|||
|2000||Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles||Private Max Brutto||Episode: "Spirits of the Departed"|
|Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Flash Flemming||Episode: "Inside Job"|||
|2000–2004||The Weekenders||Tino Tonitini, Colby, Nail, Stefan, Bobby Roy, Rhett, Secret Service Man|||
|Static Shock||Richie Foley/Gear|||
|2001–2003||House of Mouse||Max Goof||8 episodes|
|2001–2002||Invader Zim||Torque Smackey||3 episodes|||
|2001–2003||The Legend of Tarzan||Mungo|
|2001–2004||Justice League||Snapper Carr|||
|2002||Even Stevens||Norman Squirelli||Episode: "Your Toast"|
|2002–2005||¡Mucha Lucha!||Rikochet, Mr. Midcarda||Season 3 only|||
|2002||Teamo Supremo||Ollie Jimson|
|Rugrats||Smedley||Episode: "The Perfect Twins"|
|2003–2004||My Life as a Teenage Robot||Todd Sweeney, Lon, Lieutenant||3 episodes|||
|2003||Lilo & Stitch: The Series||Waiter, Baby Jumba Jookiba||2 episodes|
|2003–2017||The Fairly OddParents||Chester McBadbat (replacing Frankie Muniz), Imaginary Gary|||
|2003||Totally Spies!||Ian||Episode: "I Want My Mummy"|
|2004–2007||Kim Possible||Felix Renton|
|Dave the Barbarian||Galder the Hot||Episode: "Beef!/Rite of Pillage"|||
|2004–2006||Xiaolin Showdown||Chase Young||17 episodes|||
|W.I.T.C.H.||Matt Olsen, Shagon|
|2005–2007||Loonatics Unleashed||Danger Duck|||
|2005||Codename: Kids Next Door||Windsor, Jerry Rassic|
|Danger Rangers||Alex, Lucky Curl|
|2006||Teen Titans||Red Star, Billy Numerous|||
|2008||The Replacements||Dustin Dreamlake|
|2008-2011||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Paco, Speedy, Robin|||
|2009–2016||The Garfield Show||Nermal, Vito, Liz's Father, Pete the Dog Catcher, Hercules the Dog, The Mad Scientist|||
|2010||Generator Rex||Skwydd||6 episodes|||
|G.I. Joe: Renegades||Duke||25 episodes|||
|2010–2013||MAD||Ty Pennington, Freddie Benson, Edward Cullen, Zeke, Jacob Black, Sqaush, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Joe Lamb, Phil Coulson, Kid Flash, Lolcat, various characters|||
|2011||The Super Hero Squad Show||Nova||2 episodes|
|Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||Young Max Tennyson, Antonio||2 episodes|||
|2011–2016||Transformers: Rescue Bots||Kade Burns, various characters|||
|2012||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Various characters|
|2012–2013, 2019–present||Young Justice||Bart Allen/Impulse/Kid Flash, Ray Palmer/Atom, Danny Chase|||
|2012||Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters||Joseph "Fingers"|||
|ThunderCats||Leo||Episode: "Birth of the Blades"|
|Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated||Horbert Feist||Episode: "Web of the Dreamweaver!"|
|2013||Doc McStuffins||Teddy B.|
|Ultimate Spider-Man||Oliver Osnick/Steel Spider, Weird Kid||2 episodes|||
|Doctor Lollipop||Nurse Crackers|
|2013–2014||The Legend of Korra||Aye-Aye, Huan|||
|2014||Clarence||Sumo, Belson||Pilot episode only|||
|Teen Titans Go!||Bugs Bunny||Episode: "Knowledge"|
|Beware the Batman||Young Bruce Wayne||Episode: "Fall"|||
|2015||Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.||Thad||Episode: "Days of Future Smash, Part 5: The Tomorrow Smashers"|||
|2016||Looped||Hector the Collector||3 episodes|||
|2016, 2019||The Lion Guard||Kovu||2 episodes|||
|2018||Disney FunDaze||Max Goof||Disneyland Paris live show|
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- "It's official! Nashville TN is now my permanent home!". Twitter.
- Youtube, Dating During Quarantine, Erin Tillman
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- 'Hocus Pocus' Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat The Daily Beast, Retrieved July 17, 2015
- I Know That Voice. 2013.
- Blazenhoff, Rusty (October 3, 2013). "I Know That Voice, A Documentary About the World of Voice Acting". Laughing Squid. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014.
- "Days of Future Smash: The Tomorrow Smashers". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 23. June 7, 2015. Disney XD.