Jacob Hopkins is an L.A. based actor best known for the voice of Gumball Watterson in Cartoon Network’s multi-award winning animated TV series, The Amazing World of Gumball, Chad Kremp on ABC’s hit comedy, The Goldbergs, and Miller in the CBS feature film, Middle School The Worst Years of My Life. He continues to voice a variety of commercials, games and apps. Currently, Jacob is working on a confidential Dreamworks animated TV series for Netflix & upcoming episode on CN’s animated hit TV series, We Bare Bears. Hopkins has guest starred on Game Shakers, About a Boy, and How I Met Your Mother. He recurred as Alexander Drew, on HBO’s True Blood, starring opposite Alex Skarsgard and Steven Moyer. Jacob’s film credits include starring opposite Elizabeth Banks in Just A Little Heart Attack, Lifetime’s Missing at 17, and The Boy Who Cried Fish, earning him "Best Young Male Performer" award at the 2016 AOF International Film Festival, then again in 2017 for Nerd Posse. As well as Best Young Male Performer award at the 2018 Hollywoodz Dreams Film Festival for voicing the lead of the animated pilot, “Planeman”. Jacob is one of the judges for the 2019 4kbk (For Kids By Kids) Film Festival in Las Vegas, NV.
Jacob is a 2nd degree black-belt in Taekwondo and plays the drums.
Terrell Ransom Jr is best known for his role as the voice of Darwin Watterson on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series, The Amazing World of Gumball. Currently he can be seen starring in a new indie feature, based on a true story, called A Chance in the World by Steve Pemberton. Which premiered in theaters nationwide on May 30th, 2018.
His career in the entertainment industry actually began at the age of four when he was blessed with his first television role as Theo Carver on the Emmy award winning, daytime soap, Days of Our Lives.
Terrell is also an up-and-coming YouTuber that has garnered over 100k views with his sketch comedy show, Terrell’s World, that he acts in, creates characters for, edits, directs and produces. He shares some of his self-written and self-produced music on the platform as well.
“Tell the kid he’s got it,” said the legendary Mel Blanc with a smile, after listening to a young man’s first demo tape of cartoon character voices. The year was 1984, “the kid,” was Jim Cummings. Since then, the kid has gone on to give life and voice to some of America’s most beloved animal Characters, even a few of the late Mel Blanc’s, and he was even nominated for an Emmy Award for his work as the lovable Tigger on Disney Channel’s “My Friends Tigger and Pooh,” in which he also voices everyone’s favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh.
Born and raised in Youngstown Ohio, Cummings spent Saturday mornings riveted to the TV screen as he mimicked the characters in his favorite cartoons, all the while dreaming that one day he would voice them himself. At age 19, he moved to New Orleans, where he performed as a drummer, a singer, a deck hand on riverboats, and even designed and created Mardi Gras floats, all the while absorbing the rich characters and accents that would someday find expression in animation.
Years later, Cummings relocated to Southern California and managed a video store as he pursued his childhood dream. He gave his first demo to a customer who was also a movie producer, and the rest, as they say, is history. In 1984, Cummings landed his first role as Lionel the lion, in Disney Channel’s “Dumbo Circus.” During his illustrious career, he has worked extensively for the Walt Disney Studios voicing classic characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, King Louis, Kaa the Snake, Pete (formerly peg legged Pete), and more. His many other credits include Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, Fat Cat, and Monterey Jack on “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” Don Kamage on “Tailspin,” and too many others to mention here.
Cummings has done scores of voices for Warner Bros, as well, including Taz the Tazmanian Devil himself, Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs,” ”Tiny Toon Adventures,” “Batman,” ”Pinky and the Brain,” ”Tazmania,” “Duck Dodgers,” and more. Other credits include “King of the Hill,” “Bump in the Night,” “Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “The Replacments,” “The Addams Family,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Star Wars Clone Wars,” “The Simpsons,” “Barnyard,” and “Catdog.”
Not Limited to the small screen, Cummings has acted in several blockbuster feature films for Dreamworks including “Shrek,” “Antz,” “Kung Fu Panda’s Furious 5,” “Hook,” “The Bee Movie,” “Balto,” and more. His credits read like a top-list of animated and live-action films. Credits include “Who framed Roger Rabbit,” “The Little Mermaid,” ‘Aladdin,” “Tarzan,” “Pocahontas,” “The Lion King,” “Babe: Pig in the City,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Brother Bear 2,” “The Princess and The Frog” to name a few.
Cummings’ uncanny ability to sing in character and voice match for stars who are, in his words, “great actors, just not great singers,” has led to many platinum and gold records for soundtracks like “Anastasia,” “The Lion King,” “Fox and the Hound,” “Pocahontas,” “Hurcules,” and more. He was also AC, the lead singer of the famed California Raisins.
As of late, Jim is enjoying being the only American performer in the primary cast of “Gnomeo and Juliet,” where he plays the amorous garden flamingo, Featherstone. He is excited for the release on July 15th of the sequel to the animated Disney Classic, “Winnie the Pooh” in which he plays both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, too! He will also be playing an evil African Warlord, Budzo, in the upcoming feature film, “Zambezia,” which is being released later this year.
Cummings’ work in voice over includes hundreds of television and radio commercials, movie trailers, promos, and videogames. “Pretty much anything involving microphones, music, noise in general, and padded walls,“ jokes the affable actor, and “remember, only you can prevent forest fires,” so says Smokey the Bear, aka Jim Cummings. No matter how busy Cummings, schedule may be, it all stops when Famous Fone Friends of Make a Wish Foundation call on behalf of a very ill child and distraught family in need of a phone call from their favorite cartoon character. “Just bringing a respite, however brief, and perhaps a smile and giggle or two, means so much to the child and their family. I consider it a true blessing to be able to do that.”
Cummings is a proud father of four and resides somewhere in California with his beautiful two younger daughters Grace and Lulu Rose…and their critters.
With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of "Spike Spiegel" from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),"Zoltan Kulle" from Diablo 3, "Abathur" from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games - appearing in almost 300 games (now approaching 400!)
Currently you can find him as “Zeb Orrelios” and other characters in the incredible series Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD, as “Shoe” and “Sparky” in Laika’s The Boxtrolls, and as astronaut Quentin Thomas on Hip Hop superstar LOGIC’s amazing album “The Incredible True Story”
He’s also appeared on the Emmy award-winning Transformers: Prime, playing "Starscream." “Sub-Zero,” “Reptile and “Bo’Rai Cho” in Mortal Combat X, Several characters on Wabbit, Ultimate Spider Man, Ben 10: Omniverse, The Regular Show, Doc McStuffins, Uncle Grandpa, Wander over Yonder, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and as the terrifying anti-bender "Amon" on the hit series Avatar: The Legend of Korra!
And every Saturday night, Steve takes the helm as "TOM" the robotic host of Cartoon Network's Toonami on Adult Swim.
Elsie Lovelock is a British voice actor and singer who has been acting since the age of 16. If you're active on the internet, odds are you have likely heard her voice somewhere or other – you just didn't know it!She voices for an absolute plethora of different kinds of projects, from video games, animations, mobile games, and TV commercials, as well as singing on the tracks of different albums and soundtracks from a wide range of artists. She has her own YouTube channel where she covers songs from Disney movies, Anime, Video Games, Cartoons and more, with a total view count of over 40 million.
Most recently, she can be heard in Vivziepop's popular original animated cartoon pilot, “Hazbin Hotel” as the singing voice of its main character, Charlie.Some of her video game credits include “Sigrid” and “Nuru” from the Chucklefish title Wargroove, “Sanders” in PAYDAY: Crime War, “Vellatrix” and “Roxxy” in the dating sim Crush Crush, the vocalist of the theme song for the game Never Stop Sneakin', “Marianne” in the horror visual novel “The Letter” by YangYangMobile and as “Doctor Cecilia” in their dating sim Love Esquire, “Sophie” “Yeye” and the singing voice for “Penny” in My Time At Portia, “Maria” in Harvester Games horror title LORELAI, as well as popular mobile games including Heroes Arena, Idle Heroes, Yokai Kitchen, and many many more (she seriously can't remember how many). She also provides some of the female backing vocals for the English version of the song “One Winged Bird” for Umineko: Gold Edition.
Upcoming video games she will be voicing for include the horror game Remothered: Broken Porcelain, as the main protagonist “Jen”, and for adult dating sim lovers, she will be voicing “Abia” in HuniePop 2.
Notable animators and YouTubers she has worked with include Team Four Star, ScottFalco, Dan Bull, Vivziepop, Aphmau, ScrewAttack!, JelloApocalypse, SrPelo, SmashBits Animations, PopToonsTV, Mike Bettencourt, ToucanLDM, and many more. If you're a Pokemon fan and active on Twitter, you may have heard her as the unofficial voice of the meme, the “Scottish Pokemon Trainer”.
On television, she was a contestant as a singer on Britain's Got Talent (ITV) and All Together Now (BBC).She continues to work as a voice actor and singer, and is extremely excited to be guesting at her first American convention.
E. (Ernesto) Jason Liebrecht has been working as an actor & performing artist based in Austin, TX for over a decade. As a voice actor, he has voiced quite a range of characters; some favorites include (but are not limited to): Champa in Dragon Ball Super, Dabi in My Hero Academia, Beast Titan (& human ;) in Attack on Titan, Yato in Noragami, Suwa in Orange, Dr. John Watson in Empire of Corpses, Souhei in Wolf Children, Takizawa in Eden of the East, Hei/BK201 in Darker Than Black, Principal Ench in Shin Chan, Lavi & Millenium Earl in D. Gray-man, Train in Black Cat, Luck in Baccano!, Syaoran in Tsubasa & Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Jeice in Dragon Ball Z Kai, Lucci in One Piece & Finnian in Black Butler.
In the realm of gaming, he can be heard as Champa & Tapion in the DBZ game universe, Lo Wang in Shadow Warrior & Shadow Warrior 2, Mordecai in Borderlands 2 & The Pre-Sequel, Bane, Hawkman & Eclipso in DC Universe & Abel in Street Fighter IV & X Tekken, among others...
Jason is also a long-time company member and collaborator with the Austin-based devised/experimental theatre company, the Rude Mechs, and has travelled extensively with their original productions. Highlights include the Lincoln Center commissioned piece, Stop Hitting Yourself, several collaborative development processes while in residence at Yale University (including The Method Gun and Now Now Oh Now), and most recently in Austin as the titular character in their profane adaptation, Fixing King John.
Additionally, he has a number of on-camera credits in independent projects and network television, including supporting roles in Richard Linklater's Waking Life, NBC's Revolution and Chase, John Ridley's American Crime, Rooster Teeth's Day 5, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, as well as the lead role in the indie feature Rearview Cataclysm.
Leah Clark is an American voice actor and Funimation Staff Script writer.
Recently she can be heard in Nichijou-My Ordinary Life (Mio); My Hero Academia (Himiko Toga); Dragon Ball Z/Super (Launch, Maron, Ogma); Fairy Tail (Mavis); Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid (Kobayashi); HighSchool DXD Hero (Asia); Darling in the Franxx (Ikuno), New Game (Yun); KanColle (Yuudachi), Sakura Quest (Maki); Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Aria), and Yuri On Ice (Mari).
Memorable titles and roles include Negima (Nodoka); Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero (Mavis); Soul Eater (Blair); One Piece (Coby/Miss Doublefinger); Eden Of This East (Saki); Baka and Test (Minami); Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki/Hummingbird); Dragonball GT (Maron); Assassination Classroom (Kanzaki); Suzuka (Suzuka); Rosario + Vampire (Ruby); Murmur (Future Diary); Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa (Noah); Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram (Carlita) and Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom (Carlita)
Along with regular voice work at Funimation, her voice can also be heard on industrial commercials and video games such as Smite and Borderlands II.
As a staff ADR script writer at FUNimation; Her most recent projects include RobiHatchi; How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord; Space Battleship Tiramisu; Chio’s School Road; A Certain Magical Index III, and Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka. Other favorite scripts are Panty and Stocking, Suzuka, Peach Girl, Baka and Test, Sasami: Magical Girl Club, B Gata H Kei - Yamada’s First Time; and Strike Witches.
Leah is the co-creator of a YouTube channel called Laure & Clark Explore with Morgan Laure Garrett showcasing experiences at conventions and anime subculture.
Leah studied music theatre at Circle in the Square in New York. She performs and directs regularly for stage productions in the Dallas-FortWorth Area.
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those committed to their craft that combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed. Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break apart from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what got me in trouble in the 7th grade,” jests Rob Paulsen, who is one of the most popular voices in animation and won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and the Brain (WB). Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to the most formidable competition ever – fellow nominees Louis Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, and Jeffrey Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty five years of full time employment in this business,” he admits. Interestingly, in those twenty five years, Rob now has the unique opportunity to have gone full circle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series; having voiced Raphael in the original show, he is now voicing Donatello in Nickelodeon’s much anticipated TMNT.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Rob “loved cartoons like most kids ” and aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, I learned pretty quickly that I had neither the talent, temperament nor dental insurance to pursue a career as a pro hockey player”. Ironically, acting was something to “fall back on” and Rob has voiced beloved characters in several iconic animated series: Yakko Warner in Animaniacs and Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, but may be best known to animation fans the world over as the voice of the boisterous and energetic laboratory mouse Pinky in two hit series Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky and The Brain and Pinky, Elmyra, and The Brain for Warner Brothers.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a gangling mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides... where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!’, ‘Narf!’, ‘Poit!’, ‘Splonk!’, and ‘Zort!’ are allowed?”
With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Dr. Scratch‘N’Sniff and Pinky in the Peabody and the two-time Emmy award-winning series, Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs also for Warner Brothers. Currently, he can be heard as Peck in Back at the Barnyard, Birdbrain in T.U.F.F. Puppy, Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom and various characters, including Mark Chang in Fairly Odd Parents, all on Nickelodeon, as well as a number of Disney projects including The Little Mermaid III; Ariel’s Beginning, Jacques and the Grand Duke in Cinderella and the role of Bobble in the Tinkerbell DVD series. For young fans of Play House Disney, Rob provides the voices of Al in Can you teach my Alligator Manners? and Ze Fronk in Tasty Time with Ze Fronk and Toodles in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlock. His television acting credits include guest starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 of them including the voice of Mr. Opportunity on behalf of Honda automobiles from 2004 thru 2010. Rob is also the host of a successful podcast, Talkin' Toons, available at www.robpaulsenlive.com and iTunes.
Realizing how fortunate he is and passionate about giving back, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly Operation Smile, The Wounded Warriors Project and cancer and Muscular Dystrophy research.
A certified “gearhead”, Rob is also passionate about sports cars and motorcycles in addition to being an avid golfer. He also still laces up the ole skates every now and then to scratch that hockey itch. Rob spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, son Ash and two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
Ryan Haywood is an internet gaming personality, voice actor and streamer. By day he works at Rooster Teeth Productions on their YouTube channels Achievement Hunter and Let's Play and by night he streams to his own Twitch channel Sorta Malicious Gaming. He also voices roles in RWBY, Red vs Blue and other RT animated shows.
Shelby Rabara, a native of southern California, is the voice of lovable “Peridot” on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. She also can be seen playing “Heidi” in Me and My Grandma alongside Rhea Perlman and Eva Gutowski, premiering on YouTube Red in 2017. Her television credits include a recurring role on Goliath, with Billy Bob Thornton and produced by David E. Kelley, The Mindy Project, 2 Broke Girls, and Glee.