Tony Oliver

Rafael Antonio "Tony" Olivier (born May 12, 1958) is a Puerto Rican-born American voice actor best known for voicing Rick Hunter from Robotech, Lancer from Fate/stay night, and Arsène Lupin III from Lupin the Third. He helped produce the live action shows Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and VR Troopers.[1][2]

Tony Oliver
Tony Oliver Animate Florida 2016.jpg
Oliver at Animate Florida in 201
Born
Rafael Antonio Olivier

(1958-05-12) May 12, 1958 (age 62)
Occupation
  • Voice actor
  • voice director
  • script writer
  • producer
Years active1975–present
Websitetonyoliverentertainment.com

FilmographyEdit

AnimeEdit

List of dubbing performances in anime
Year Series Voice role Notes Source[3][4]
1985 Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years Christopher "Chris" Jenson [5]
1985 Robotech series Rick Hunter Also Sentinels [5][6]
1991 Fist of the North Star: The Movie Bat [5][7]
2000–02 Rurouni Kenshin Daigoro, Toromaru [5]
2000 Gate Keepers Hippie [5]
2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Additional voices Voice director [5]
2003 Lupin the Third Part II Arsène Lupin III; additional voices Also in Part IV, Part V, and various movies and specials [5][7]
2003 Please Teacher series Voice director/writer, also Twins [5][8]
2004–05 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Voice director/writer [5][9]
2004 Gungrave Harry MacDowell [1][5]
2004 I'll / CKBC Yoshiki [5]
2004 Marmalade Boy Bill Matheson [5]
2004 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey Yasu [5]
2004 Stellvia Joy Jones, Headmaster [5]
2004–05 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Maximilien Morrel [5][10]
2004 Submarine 707R Ryota Yamada [5]
2004 Wolf's Rain Horse [5]
2004–05 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Sugi, others Also 2nd Gig [5]
2005 New Getter Robo Voice director/writer [5]
2005 IGPX Edgeraid Coach TV series [5]
2005 Overman King Gainer Hughes Gauli Voice director/writer [5]
2005–06 Naruto Minato Namikaze [1][11]
2005 Planetes Yankees, Keith Voice director/writer [5]
2005 Tenchi Muyo Misao Kuramitsu OVA3 [5]
2005 Ultra Maniac Tetsuji Kaiji [5]
2005–06 Saiyuki series Sha Gojyo Reload and Gunlock [5]
2006 Eureka Seven Hap Voice director/writer [5]
2006 Haré+Guu Voice director, ADR writer [12]
2006 Fate/stay night Lancer [5]
2006 Haré+Guu Rick [13]
2006 Karas Detective Sawada [5]
2007 Flag Takashi [5]
2007 Tokko Ranmaru Shindo [5]
2008 Gurren Lagann Simon (Old), Narrator Voice director/writer [8][14][15]
2008 Lucky Star Sojiro Izumi [5][7]
2008 Tweeny Witches Jidan Voice director/writer [5]
2009–16 Naruto Shippuden Minato Namikaze [1][11]
2011 K-On! series Voice director [16]
2011–12 Squid Girl Voice director [16]
2012 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Bruford Only appears in Part 1
2012 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic series Voice director, also Labyrinth [16]
2012 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Voice director [16]
2014 Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Voice director [16]
2015 Lupin the Third Part IV: The Italian Adventure Arsène Lupin III
2015 Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Lancer [17]
2016 Love Live! Voice director [18][19]
2016 Charlotte Voice director [20]
2018 Beyblade Burst Turbo Benimaru
2018 Lupin the Third Part V Arsène Lupin III


AnimationEdit

List of voice performances and production work in animation
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
2013 NFL Rush Zone Chargers Rusher Episode: "There's Snow Place Like Home" [citation needed]

Live-action rolesEdit

List of acting and voice performances in live-action film and television
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1993–95 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Saba, Wizard of Deception, Needlenose Supervising producer (Season 1-2), co-producer (Season 3), writer (Season 1-2)
1994–96 VR Troopers Dice Supervising producer
1996 Power Rangers Zeo Co-producer, writer
1997 Power Rangers Turbo writer
1998 Power Rangers in Space Frightwing / Leonardo 2 episodes; Uncredited
2001 Power Rangers: Time Force Klawlox [7]
2002 Power Rangers: Wild Force Signal Org [7]

FilmEdit

List of voice performances and production work in feature films
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1982 The Sea Prince and the Fire Child Sirius Debut role [1][5][21]
1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Saba
2003 Lupin the Third: The Mystery of Mamo Arsène Lupin III [22]
2006 Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Rick Hunter [6]
2018 Lupin the Third: Legend of the Gold of Babylon Arsène Lupin III [22]
2019 Lupin the Third: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid Arsène Lupin III [22]
2020 Lupin the Third: Goodbye Partner Arsène Lupin III [22]
2020 Lupin III: The First Arsène Lupin III [23]
List of voice performances and production work in direct-to-video films and television specials
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale Gabby the Goat, Rebel the Dog Live-action anime dub [7]
1990 Fist of the North Star: The Movie Bat [7]
2001 Akira Various characters Animaze/Pioneer dub [5]
2001 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Keiichi [5][24]
2004 ex-Driver: the Movie Joe [5]
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 George Azuma Voice director/writer [5]
2012 Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Hideaki Kobayakawa Live-action anime dub [7]


Video game rolesEdit

List of voice performances and production work in video games
Game Year Voice role Notes Source[3][4]
Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King 2004 Arsène Lupin III English dub, PS2
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile 2009 King Seadoph, Forest Guardian Wii [7]
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 2009 Bang Shishigami [7]
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes 2010 Naoe Kanetsugu, Kobayakawa Hideaki [25]
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja series 2011–16 Minato Namikaze Also Storm, Impact [7]
Grand Chase 2014 Uno

DocumentariesEdit

List of appearances in documentaries
Year Series Role Notes Source[3][4]
2008 Adventures in Voice Acting Himself


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/Anime/News1/A-Chat-with-Anime-Legend-Tony-Oliver-6093.aspx
  2. ^ Bertschy, Zac (February 22, 2009). "Interview: Tony Oliver on Adventures in Voice Acting". Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Tony Oliver Acting Credits". Tony Oliver Entertainment. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Tony Oliver Director Credits". Tony Oliver Entertainment. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  5. ^ 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 "Tony Oliver". crystalacids.com. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b "The Return of Robotech". Anime News Network. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Behind The Voice Actors - Tony Oliver". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Adventures in Voice Acting » Workshops". adventuresinvoiceacting.com. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  9. ^ Bertschy, Zac (February 15, 2008). "Hey, Answerman!". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 6, 2015. and Tony Oliver as Maximilien, a sincere soldier willing to risk everything for love. Also, I've heard these actors in many other series but in this one they were directed to some of their best performances ever by Tony Oliver.
  10. ^ Bertschy, Zac (February 15, 2008). "Hey, Answerman!". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 6, 2015. and Tony Oliver as Maximilien, a sincere soldier willing to risk everything for love. Also, I've heard these actors in many other series but in this one they were directed to some of their best performances ever by Tony Oliver.
  11. ^ a b "Interview with anime voice actor Tony Oliver" (YouTube). December 29, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2016.
  12. ^ "A Big, Black, Hard, Shiny, Smelly, Noise-Making Creature". Hare+Guu. Episode 9. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
  13. ^ "A Big, Black, Hard, Shiny, Smelly, Noise-Making Creature". Hare+Guu. Episode 9. Event occurs at Closing credits, English Voice Cast.
  14. ^ "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  15. ^ "AICN Anime-Cowboy Bebop Movie Rumors, Manga Tells the Story of Robert Johnson".
  16. ^ a b c d e https://www.voices.com/people/ErikaHarlacher
  17. ^ "Aniplex USA Details Fate/stay night: UBW, Durarara!!×2 Shō Release Details". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  18. ^ Beveridge, Chris (February 6, 2016). "Additional 'Love Live! School Idol Project' Anime Dub Cast Revealed". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  19. ^ Smith, G.B. (February 16, 2016). "Press Audio: The One with the Muses—Love Live! Season 1 Anime English Dub Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 26, 2016. A mixture of names that have been more prominent in recent work and some industry veterans in smaller, supporting roles, director Tony Oliver gets one thing very, very right with the sound and feel of Love Live! in English: the dynamic movement forward that is created by the energy and enthusiasm of the performers in the original version.
  20. ^ Beveridge, Chris (August 15, 2016). "Additional 'Charlotte' Anime Dub Actors Revealed". The Fandom Post.
  21. ^ Toole, Michael (2010-08-29). "The Mike Toole Show – Bein' a Hata". Anime News Network. Discotek's release is bilingual, and while their subtitles sometimes seem a bit rough and questionable, the dubbed version is very enjoyable, featuring a very young Tony Oliver in the protagonist's role.
  22. ^ a b c d "Tony Oliver Roles". Anime News Network. July 3, 2020.
  23. ^ "GKIDS Announces English Cast". Twitter. July 23, 2020.
  24. ^ "Armageddicon Armageddigettogether". animepunch.org. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  25. ^ Capcom. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. Capcom. Scene: Ending credits, 0:27 and 0:41 in, CAST.

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