Joey Camen

Joey Camen is an American voice actor, comedian and writer who has performed voice over work in various movies, TV shows and video games.

Joey Camen
Born
Other namesJoseph Camen
Reed Waxman
OccupationVoice actor, comedian, writer
Years active1977–present
Home townDetroit, Michigan
Websitevoicecomic.com

BiographyEdit

Camen arrived in Hollywood at the age of 17 from Detroit, Michigan.[citation needed] At age 18 he was a regular performer and master of ceremonies at The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip.[1] A year later, he was mentored by voice-over actor Daws Butler, the voice actor of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.[citation needed]

As a voice-over actor Camen has worked on projects, including video games Skylanders: Giants, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Mafia II; the online series Sam & Max, where he voiced two seasons as Bosco and the entire Jimmy 2 Teeth family and films such as The House of Magic.[2] Camen has voiced spots for various TV and radio commercials. In addition, he was the voice of McGruff the Crime Dog for a series of DVDs shown in public schools throughout the United States.[citation needed]

As a stand-up comic,[3] he has headlined at comedy venues in Las Vegas and in comedy clubs across the country and was the opening act for The Pointer Sisters, Richard Pryor and Marvin Gaye.[citation needed]

As an actor Camen has appeared in the films American Pop and The Hollywood Knights and on the television series The Steve Harvey Show and The Richard Pryor Show.[citation needed]

Camen's filmmaking credits include the comedy short Bernie - A Love Story about a man and his mattress in which he was writer-director-producer and actor. The short won the Bronze Award at the Houston International Film Festival.

FilmographyEdit

AnimationEdit

Video gamesEdit

Live-actionEdit

AnimeEdit

ShortsEdit

ControversyEdit

Joey Camen was criticized by video game fans who had discovered his YouTube channel Camen TV in where he played various offensive stereotypes. The videos were posted between 2015 and 2017. The videos were later taken down by Camen in 2019.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Comedy Store comics come in all sizes". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. December 7, 1975. p. 341.
  2. ^ Lodge, Guy (July 21, 2014). "Film Review: 'The House of Magic'". Variety.
  3. ^ McCulloh, T.H. (June 23, 1995). "THEATER : Sizing Up the Season's Offerings : Productions range from tiny--one man playing 12 parts--to huge--a WWII drama employing 42 actors". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  5. ^ https://www.newsweek.com/dmc-5-devil-cry-voice-actor-dante-morrisonreuben-langdon-joey-camen-blackface-1366791
  6. ^ https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-03-19-devil-may-cry-5-voice-actor-pulls-racist-and-transphobic-videos-from-his-own-youtube-channel

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