Josh Keaton

Joshua Luis Wiener (born February 8, 1979),[1] known by his stage name Josh Keaton, is an American voice actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Takashi 'Shiro' Shirogane in Voltron: Legendary Defender, several characters in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series and Marvel's Spider-Man, Jack Darby in Transformers: Prime and the adolescent Hercules in Hercules. He was also the voice of Ryu Hayabusa in the console versions of Ninja Gaiden, and the voice of Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

Josh Keaton
Josh Keaton 2018 (cropped).jpg
Keaton at the 2018 Florida Supercon
Born
Joshua Luis Wiener

(1979-02-08) February 8, 1979 (age 42)
Other names
  • Joshua Wiener
  • Josh Wiener
Occupation
  • Voice actor
  • musician
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Melendez
(m. 2009)
Children2
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Associated actsNo Authority
Websitejoshkeaton.com

Early lifeEdit

Keaton was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to a father from Brooklyn, New York, and a mother from Lima, Peru.[2] He has three sisters: Danielle, Alitzah (Ali Navarro), and Sabrina. He is fluent in Spanish which he learned first as a child, and later English. As a child, he learned to speak some Quechua from his maternal grandparents. His father is Jewish and his mother is Catholic.[3]

CareerEdit

His career has included television, video game and film work, with a mixture of live acting and voice work for animations. As an infant, he appeared in an OshKosh B'gosh commercial. He was in the 1990s boy band No Authority and was signed to MJJ Music and later RCA Records as a solo artist.

Keaton voiced Jules Brown in Back to the Future: The Animated Series during 1991–1992 and Major Ocelot during Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.

From 2008 to 2009, he voiced Peter Parker / Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series on The CW. He was originally supposed to voice the character in the 2002 Spider-Man video game but his voice work was scrapped and reworked as Harry Osborn / Green Goblin when Tobey Maguire came on to voice the character.[4] He also reprised the role of New Goblin in the 2007 video game Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, and Spider-Man again in several video games (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Spider-Man: Edge of Time). From 2017 to 2020, Keaton provided the voice of several recurring characters in Marvel's Spider-Man on Disney XD.

In 2011, Keaton was the voice for Spyro the Dragon in the Skylanders reboot of the franchise, Jack Darby and Tailgate on Transformers: Prime, and Hal Jordan / Green Lantern in Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Since 2012, he is the voice for Anduin Wrynn in the video games World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

At Wondercon 2016, it was announced that Keaton would play Shiro, one of the main characters of the Voltron animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender that premiered on June 10, exclusively on Netflix.[5]

FilmographyEdit

Voice actingEdit

FilmsEdit

List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
1993 Recycle Rex Additional Voices    
1995 The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving Hyp (singing voice) Direct-to-video
1997 Hercules Young Hercules   [6]
2004 Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! Charlie Carbone Direct-to-video [6]
2006 The Wild Additional Voices
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Wally West / Flash, Aquaman Direct-to-video [6][7]
2012 Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom King Oritel of Domino Nickelodeon dub  
2013 Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure
2013 VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas The Voice in Space Direct-to-video  
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Orion [6]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Hal Jordan / Green Lantern [6]
2015 The Laws of the Universe Ray English dub [6][8]
2016 DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Steve Trevor, Barry Allen / Flash Direct-to-video [6]
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash Hal Jordan / Green Lantern [6][9]
2017 DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Steve Trevor, Barry Allen / Flash [6]
2017 Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash Tommie, Chad [6]
2017 Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain Barry Allen / Flash [6]
2018 Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High [6]
2018 DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis [6]
2019 Birds of a Feather Manou  
2019 Jake and Kyle Get Wedding Dates Jake Westen Direct-to-video
2020 Lego DC: Shazam!: Magic and Monsters Executive, Terrance [10]
2020 Ben 10 Versus the Universe: The Movie XLR8, Eye guy  
2021 Batman: Soul of the Dragon Jeffrey Burr Direct-to-video

AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
1990 New Kids on the Block Albert    
1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Pontus Ep. "A World Below Us"  
1991 Snoopy's Reunion Linus van Pelt Television special
1991 Peter Pan and the Pirates Curly    
1991–1992 Back to the Future Jules Brown    
1992 Batman: The Animated Series Young Michael Stromwell Ep. "It's Never Too Late" [6]
1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Sean Willis, Sir Roland Ep. "Trustworthiness"  
2005–06 Bratz Eitan   [6]
2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Driver, Zombie #2, Vendor Ep. "Jeffy's Web/Irwin Gets a Clue"  
2007 Ben 10 Tim Dean, Hector   [6]
2007–11 The Path of Atticus Atticus  
2008–2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man Peter Parker / Spider-Man [6]
2010 Firebreather Troy Adams Television film [6]
2010–13 Transformers: Prime Jack Darby, Tailgate, Additional Voices   [6]
2011 Winx Club Valtor, Duman, King Oritel of Domino Nickelodeon English dub  
2011 Sym-Bionic Titan Ian Ep. "Disenfranchised"  
2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Moon-Boy Ep. "The Devil Dinosaur You Say!" [6]
2011–2013 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Manhunters   [6]
2012 Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games Steve Lookers   [6]
2012, 2019 Young Justice Black Spider, Red Hood [6]
2013 Hero Factory William Furno Ep. "Brain Attack"  
2013 Regular Show Auto T Ep. "The Thanksgiving Special" [6]
2013 Scooby Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow Levi   [6]
2013 Doc McStuffins Johnny Foosball Ep. "Think Pink/You Foose, You Lose"  
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles White House Aide, Kobra Guard [6]
2015–2017 DC Super Hero Girls Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Steve Trevor
2015–2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Additional Voices 5 episodes [6]
2016–2018 Voltron: Legendary Defender Takashi "Shiro" Shirogane [6][5]
2016 Kulipari: An Army of Frogs Darel
2016–2018 Justice League Action Hal Jordan / Green Lantern   [6]
2017–present Ben 10 XLR8   [6]
2017 Ant-Man Scott Lang / Ant-Man [11]
2017–2020 Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters Gabe [6]
Spider-Man Norman Osborn / Dark Goblin,
John Jameson / Man-Wolf,
Ollie Osnick / Steel Spider
[6]
2017–2020 Elena of Avalor Miguel, Andres 4 episodes [6]
2018–present The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Additional Voices Uncredited
2020–present It's Pony Heston
2021 Dota: Dragon's Blood Bram Netflix series [12]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1997 Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules Young Hercules   [6]
2002 Spider-Man Harry Osborn   [6]
2003 Brother Bear Kenai  
2004 Onimusha 3: Demon Siege Ranmaru Mori   [6][13]
2004 Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn   [6]
2004 Shellshock: Nam '67 Tick Tock    
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Major Ocelot   [6]
2005 Area 51 Crispy   [6]
2005 Psychonauts Lungfish Zealot, Dingo Inflagrante, Matador   [6]
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Cyclops   [6]
2005 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo LONESTAR    
2006 Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 Mizuki    
2006 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Chayton Black    
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Human Torch, Hermod   [6]
2006 Need for Speed: Carbon Sal Mustella Shared with Elias Toufexis  
2006 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 LONESTAR    
2006 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Major Ocelot   [6]
2007 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Wayne   [6]
2007 God of War II Young Spartan    
2007 Spider-Man 3 Apocalypse Thugs    
2007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Harry Osborn / New Goblin   [6]
2008 No More Heroes Destroyman   [6]
2008 Ninja Gaiden II Ryu Hayabusa   [6]
2009 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Larry Lovage    
2009 Terminator Salvation Resistance Soldiers   [6]
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Brent McHale   [6]
2009 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Ryu Hayabusa    
2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad Peter Parker / Spider-Man   [6]
2009 Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Jak   [6]
2010 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle New Destroyman   [6]
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Valerian Mengsk   [14]
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Young Hercules    
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Peter Parker / Ultimate Spider-Man Voiced Amazing Spider-Man in the Nintendo DS version [6]
2010 Splatterhouse Rick Taylor   [6]
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Peter Parker / Spider-Man    
2011 Spider-Man: Edge of Time Peter Parker / Spider-Man   [6]
2011 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Spyro the Dragon    
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Peter Parker / Spider-Man    
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional Voices    
2012 Skylanders: Giants Spyro the Dragon    
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Jak   [6]
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Prince Anduin Wrynn    
2012 Transformers: Prime – The Game Jack Darby, Vehicon Car, Vehicon Jet   [6]
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Peter Parker / Spider-Man Reused voice grunts from the game Spider-Man: Edge of Time from the Beenox versions  
2013 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Valerian Mengsk   [6]
2013 Marvel Heroes Captain Marvel   [6]
2013 The Last of Us Additional Voices    
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Dick Grayson / Robin    
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Spyro the Dragon    
2013 Knack Lucas   [6]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices   [15]
2014 Hearthstone Anduin Wrynn    
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Spyro the Dragon, Spry, Knight Light    
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Additional Voices   [16]
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Billy Batson / Shazam,
Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Kyle Rayner / White Lantern
  [6][17][18][19]
2015 Battlefield Hardline Firework Guy, Deceased ATF Agent, Outcome Agent    
2015 Infinite Crisis Aquaman   [20][21]
2015 Lego Jurassic World Billy Brennan    
2015 Mad Max Jeet, Additional voices   [22]
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Spyro the Dragon, Spry, Knight Light   [23]
2015 Lego Dimensions Gamer Kid   [24]
2016 King's Quest Young King Graham [25]
2016 World of Warcraft: Legion King Anduin Wrynn   [26]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Lann   [6]
2016 Final Fantasy XV Talcott Hester (Teen)  
2016 World of Final Fantasy Lann   [6]
2016 Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Tiffan Delacroix   [6]
2016 Let It Die Meijin   [27]
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Avad (Sun King)   [6]
2017 Knack II Lucas
2017 Prey Additional Voices   [28]
2017 DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles Shiro   [29]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth King Anduin Wrynn   [30]
2018 Spider-Man Max Dillon / Electro   [6]
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Blue Beetle    
2019 Heroes of the Storm Anduin Wrynn    
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Scott Lang / Ant-Man   [6]
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Narjin   [6]
2020 Iron Man VR Tony Stark / Iron Man   [6]
2020 World of Warcraft: Shadowlands King Anduin Wrynn   [31]

AudioBooksEdit

Year Title Role
2015 Rain of the Ghosts Tommy McMinn, Chris LeVell

Live-actionEdit

FilmsEdit

List of acting performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
1989–90 Kidsongs Himself Videos: "A Day at Camp" and "Ride the Roller Coaster"  
1991 All I Want for Christmas Brad    
1992 Newsies Newsboy    
1996 Same River Twice Andy    
1996 Judge and Jury Boy #2    
1996 Infinity David    
1997 Just Write Teenager on Trolley    
1998 The Souler Opposite Young Barry    
1999 Chimera House Roy    
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Mootai / Jason    
2007 Up-In-Down Town Billy    

TelevisionEdit

List of acting performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1987 I'm Telling! Himself Contestant  
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman First Male Cousin 2 episodes  
1994 Someone Like Me Doug Episode: "El Presidente"  
1994 Boy Meets World Boy #2, Roy 2 episodes  
1995 Sister, Sister Franklin Episode: "It's a Party Thang"  
1995–1996 The Secret World of Alex Mack Bryce Recurring role  
1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Glee Club #2 Episode: "Fire at the Max: Part 1"  
1997 Chicago Hope Will Peters Episode: "The Son Also Rises"  
1997 Baywatch Todd Rose Episode: "Rendezvous"  
1997 General Hospital Tim Recurring role  
1999 Step by Step Will Peters Episode: "Just Say Maybe"  
1999 Touched by an Angel Young Nick Stratton Episode: "Made in the U.S.A."  
1999 A Murder on Shadow Mountain Young Denny Television film
1999–2002 The Young and the Restless Brendon Recurring role
10 episodes
 
2002 Boston Public Martin Andrews Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Four"  
2002 ER Greg Episode: "Tell Me Where It Hurts"  
2004 Will & Grace Salvatore 2 episodes  
2006 Bones Yasutani the Terrible Episode: "The Superhero in the Alley"  
2014 Scorpion Phil Daniels Episode: "True Colors"  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joshua Luis Wiener, Born 02/08/1979 in California | CaliforniaBirthIndex.org". www.californiabirthindex.org. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ "Josh Keaton Interview - Young Ocelot". Metalhearsolid.net. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Twitter". Mobile.twitter.com. 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  4. ^ "Marvel Animation Age AMP TX News Presents Josh Keaton on the Spectavular Spider-Man". Archived from the original on 2012-09-13.
  5. ^ a b "Wondercon: Netflix's Voltron Animated Series Release Date Set, Voice Cast Announced". IGN. March 25, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq "Behind The Voice Actors – Josh Keaton". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 27, 2015. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
  7. ^ Keaton, Josh [@joshkeaton] (February 22, 2010). "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths comes out tomorrow! I'm the Flash and have a cameo as Aquaman. That's right, freaking AQUAMAN" (Tweet). Retrieved February 19, 2018 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "The Laws of the Universe Anime Film Casts Dylan McDermott, Jennifer Beals, Tom Kenny". Anime News Network. September 26, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "LEGO Justice League: Cosmic Clash Movie Bluray With Cosmic Boy Minifigure Details - - Action Figures Toys News ToyNewsI.com". Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  10. ^ Oller, Jacob (Apr 3, 2020). "Embrace your inner child with this first look at LEGO DC: Shazam-Magic & Monsters". SYFY WIRE. Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved Apr 10, 2020.
  11. ^ "NYCC: MARVEL'S ANT-MAN ANIMATED SHORTS COMING TO DISNEY XD". Comic Book Resources.
  12. ^ Josh Keaton [@JoshKeaton] (February 19, 2021). "Hey look! It's me! Sweet, beautiful Bram. So excited for all of you to see him in the upcoming #DOTA series coming to @netflix in March!" (Tweet). Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ Capcom (2004-04-27). Onimusha 3: Demon Siege. Scene: Closing credits, 0:45 in, cast.
  14. ^ "Interview With Josh Keaton, Voice Of Spidey, Ocelot & Others". June 19, 2009. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  15. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  16. ^ Sledgehammer Games. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Scene: Credits, 3:00 in, Cast.
  17. ^ Wilson, Matt D. (2014-07-31). "Laughing At The Joker: Adam West & Developers Talk 'LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham'". Comics Alliance. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.
  18. ^ Day, Patrick Kevin (July 27, 2014). "Comic-Con 2014: 'Lego Batman 3′ will take players back to '60s Batman". Hero Complex. Los Angeles Times.
  19. ^ LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Characters (YouTube). GameSpot. July 28, 2014.
  20. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.
  21. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". Archived from the original on 2014-10-11.
  22. ^ Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent.
  23. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  24. ^ Traveller's Tales. Lego Dimensions. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 4:45 in, Voiceover Talent.
  25. ^ The Odd Gentlemen. King's Quest - Chapter III: Once Upon A Climb. Sierra Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 1 min in, Cast.
  26. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Legion. Activision Blizzard. Scene: Closing credits, Voice Over Cast.
  27. ^ "CAST|PlayStation®4用サバイバルアクションゲーム - Let It Die". letitdie.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  28. ^ Arkane Studios. Prey. Bethesda Softworks. Scene: Closing credits, Voice Talent.
  29. ^ Digital Domain. DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles. Digital Domain. Scene: Shiro, Voice.
  30. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. Activision Blizzard. Scene: Closing credits, Voice Over Cast.
  31. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Activision Blizzard. Scene: Closing credits, Voice Over Cast.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Neil Patrick Harris
Voice or portrayal of Spider-Man
2008-2012
Succeeded by
Drake Bell
Preceded by
Elijah Wood
Voice of Spyro the Dragon
2011-2018
Succeeded by
Tom Kenny