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Richard Epcar is an American voice actor, director, and writer who voices in a number of English-language localizations of anime, animation, and video games. Some of his major roles include Raiden in the Mortal Kombat franchise, the Joker in Injustice: Gods Among Us, Zangetsu in Bleach, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Etemon and Myotismon in Digimon, Batou in Ghost in the Shell, Ansem in Kingdom Hearts, Joseph Joestar in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, Black Ghost/Skull in Cyborg 009, Akuma in Street Fighter V, and Daisuke Jigen in Lupin the Third. He and fellow voice actress Ellyn Stern own and operate Epcar Entertainment, a voiceover production service company based in Los Angeles. On September 28, 2011, Epcar appeared on the podcast Disasterpiece Theatre to discuss his ideas for a live-action version of Ghost in the Shell.[2]

Richard Epcar
Richard Epcar Headshot.jpg
Epcar in 2017
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Arizona
OccupationVoice actor, director, writer
Years active1980-present
Spouse(s)Ellyn Stern[1]
Children2
Websitewww.richardepcar.com

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
1985 Robotech Ben Dixon [3][4]
1994 Macross Plus Guld Goa Bowman [1]
2002 Speed Racer X Racer X [1]
2002 Witch Hunter Robin Kannosaki [5]
2002 Zentrix Voice director [6]
2004–06 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Batou [7][8]
2006 Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Vince Grant [3]
2008 Lucky Star Tadao Hiiragi, others [9]
2009 Monster Inspector Heinrich Lunge [1]
2010 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Daguza Mackle [10]
2013 Digimon Fusion Etemon, Tuwarmon, others [9]
2014 Blood Lad Wolf Daddy [11]
2014 Coppelion Foreman Kurobe [12]
2015 Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea Tomoru Sakishima [13]
2016 Hunter × Hunter Bendot, Cherry (ep 5), others 2011 series [14][15][16]
2016 The Asterisk War Kouichiro Toudou [17]
2017–18 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Joseph Joestar [18][19]
2018–19 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Joseph Joestar [20]
2018 Back Street Girls: Gokudolls Kimanjiro Inugane [21]

AnimationEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2008 The Mr. Men Show Mr. Noisy [9]
2012 The Legend of Korra Captain Saikhan, Firebender gangster [9]
2017 Stitch & Ai Wombat, Mr. Ding, Sage, Elder Chinese production originally produced in English [22]

FilmEdit

List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[23]
1994 Lupin the Third: The Secret of Mamo Daisuke Jigen [9]
1996 Ghost in the Shell Batou Press[8]
2004 Muhammad: The Last Prophet Abu Jahl, Tribal Leader 2, Counselor [9]
2005 Digimon Tamers: Battle of Adventurers Tamashiro, Guillmon, Mephistomon [9]
2006 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Batou [24]
2007 Shark Bait Moe [9]
2008 The Blue Elephant King Naresuan, Officer, Ajan [9]
2010 Space Dogs Kazbek [9]
2014 Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Narrator [25]
2014 Dive Olly Dive and the Pirate Treasure Shark [9]
2014 Patema Inverted Izamura [26]
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Commissioner Gordon [9]
2015 Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Commissioner Gordon [9]
2016 Bling Captain Black ADR voice director [9]
2016 Batman Unlimited: Mech vs. Mutants Commissioner Gordon [9]
List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes Buck [1]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[23]
2000 Galerians Dr. Steiner, Dr. Lem, Gangster, Maintenance Man [9]
2005–06 Xenosaga series Ziggy [9]
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Ansem, Seeker of Darkness [9]
2007 Blue Dragon Jeeala, Heat-Wave Sai, King Ghost [9]
2006–07 .hack//G.U. series Taichiro Sugai, Arena Announcer [9]
2008 Star Ocean: First Departure Del Argosy (The Crimson Shield) [9]
2008 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Raiden, The Joker [9]
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories Ansem [9]
2009 Star Ocean: Second Evolution Gabriel [9]
2009 Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days Ansem [9]
2009 Tekken 6 Azazel Scenario Campaign Cinematics [22]
2010 Transformers: War for Cybertron Skywarp [9]
2010 Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Terra-Xehanort [9]
2011 Mortal Kombat Raiden Tweet[27]
2011 Dead or Alive: Dimensions Leon, Fame Douglas [9]
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Proventus Avenicci, Various Characters [9]
2012 Spec Ops: The Line Interrogator [9]
2012 Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Ansem, Terra-Xehanort [9]
2013 Fire Emblem Awakening Walhart [9]
2013 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Hanzo [9]
2013 Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Keithgriff Hazeldine [9]
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Joker Tweet[28]
2013 Fuse Raven Guard, Grigori [9]
2013 Marvel Heroes Madison Jeffries [9]
2013 Saints Row IV Terrorist Cyrus [9]
2013 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gaius van Baelsar [9]
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Ansem [9]
2014 Earth Defense Force 2025 HQ [29]
2014 Smite Poseidon [9]
2014 D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die August Oldmann [9]
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Ansem, Terra-Xehanort Also 1.5 + 2.5 [9]
2015 Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Keithgriff Hazeldine [9]
2015 Infinite Crisis Joker [30][31]
2015 Mortal Kombat X Raiden [32]
2015 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: First Assault Online Batou [33]
2016 Street Fighter V Akuma [34][35]
2017 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Ansem, Terra-Xehanort [9]
2017 Fire Emblem Heroes Oliver, Hardin, Walhart [9]
2017 Injustice 2 Joker, Raiden (DLC) Tweet[36][27]
2017 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Jedah English voice [9]
2017 Tekken 7 Geese Howard Added through DLC in the console versions and Round 2 Tweet[37]
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Ansem, Terra-Xehanort [9]
2019 Mortal Kombat 11 Raiden Instagram[38][39]
2019 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Sandman [9]
2019 Catherine: Full Body Morgan Cortez [9]

Other voice-overEdit

List of voice performances in live-action and other dubbing
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Barbarax, Fishface [9]
2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Cyclopter [9]
2001 Power Rangers Time Force Vexicon [9]

Live actionEdit

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Crew role, notes Source[40]
2017 Altered Spirits
(Broken Spirits)
Godric Starring role [41]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Eirtakon Guests of Honour are Richard Epcar and Ellyn Stern". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  2. ^ http://disasterpiecetheatre.com/2011/09/29/episode-09-richard-epcar/
  3. ^ a b "The Return of Robotech". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Saboten Con to Feature "Robotech" 30th Anniversary Celebration". crunchyroll.com. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Voice Of Kannosaki". Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Zentrix licensed?". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Pasadena Event Next Weekend". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Otakon 2004 - Opening Ceremonies". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  9. ^ 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 "Richard Epcar". behindthevoiceactors.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
  10. ^ "Dubbed Gundam UC #2, Zakuro, Hidan no Aria Promos Streamed (Update 2)". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Viz Media Announces Blood Lad's English Dub Cast". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Viz Media's Coppelion Dub Casts Erica Lindbeck, Cassandra Lee Morris, Shelby Lindley". Anime News Network. November 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "A Lull in the Sea – Staff – NIS America". NIS America.com. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
  14. ^ "Solution × Is × Majority Rules?". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 8. Viz Media. June 11, 2016. Adult Swim.
  15. ^ "Hisoka × is × Sneaky". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 5. Viz Media. May 14, 2016. Adult Swim.
  16. ^ "A × Surprising × Challenge". Hunter × Hunter. Episode 6. Viz Media. May 21, 2016. Adult Swim.
  17. ^ "Aniplex Offers The Asterisk War Season 1 on English-Dubbed Blu-ray". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  18. ^ Macias, Patrick (June 23, 2014). "Crunchyroll to Stream English Dub of "JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: STARDUST CRUSADERS"". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  19. ^ "1st 3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Episodes English-Dubbed". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  20. ^ "Red Hot Chili Pepper, Part 1". JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable. Season 3. Episode 11. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Cast.
  21. ^ "Go and Become an Idol or Die!". Back Street Girls: Gokudolls. Episode 1. USA: Netflix. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Language Cast.
  22. ^ a b "Richard Epcar – Characters Resume" (PDF). Richard Epcar official website. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
  23. ^ a b "Richard Epcar – Voice Over Resume" (PDF). Richard Epcar official website. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  24. ^ "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Dub Actors". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  25. ^ "Funimation Announces Bayonetta: Bloody Fate English Dub Cast". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  26. ^ "Patema Inverted English Dub Cast Announced". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  27. ^ a b Epcar, Richard [@RichardEpcar] (March 3, 2018). "I'm Raiden in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, and all the Mortal Kombat games since then and also Injustice 2" (Tweet). Retrieved August 4, 2018 – via Twitter.
  28. ^ Richard Epcar [@RichardEpcar] (December 12, 2012). "Very happy to be playing the JOKER again in the new game INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US!" (Tweet). Retrieved August 4, 2018 – via Twitter.
  29. ^ Sandlot (February 18, 2014). Earth Defense Force 2025. D3 Publisher. Scene: Closing credits, 2:45 in, Voice Cast.
  30. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.
  31. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". Archived from the original on October 11, 2014.
  32. ^ Tweets concerning Mortal Kombat X from director Brian Chard:
  33. ^ Clary, Jesse (December 18, 2015). "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault Early Access Impressions – The Cube". Medium.com. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  34. ^ "CAPCOM:STREET FIGHTER V 公式サイト". capcom.co.jp. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  35. ^ Richard Epcar [@RichardEpcar] (December 18, 2016). "Yes, I'm also the voice of Akuma in Street Fighter 5!" (Tweet). Retrieved February 10, 2017 – via Twitter.
  36. ^ Epcar, Richard [@RichardEpcar] (May 16, 2017). "Well I guess the Bat is out of the cave. I'm back voicing THE JOKER in INJUSTICE 2! Very happy to return!" (Tweet). Retrieved June 5, 2017 – via Twitter.
  37. ^ Richard Epcar [@RichardEpcar] (July 1, 2018). "I did indeed. No such footage exists as far as I know" (Tweet). Retrieved August 4, 2018 – via Twitter.
  38. ^ "Richard Epcar on Instagram: "Guess who's back voicing RAIDEN in MORTAL KOMBAT 11? @richardepcar @mortalkombat @wbpictures @nether_realm_studios"". Instagram. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  39. ^ https://twitter.com/MammaMiaNotter/status/1164190420710174720
  40. ^ "Richard Epcar – SAG-AFTRA / AEA" (PDF). Richard Epcar official website. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  41. ^ "Cast". brokenspiritsfilm.com. April 8, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2017.

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