Celebrities from 2022

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James Marsters

AMERICAN actor, singer and songwriter James Marsters first found international fame playing punk-goth Brit vampire Spike in the critically acclaimed American TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the equally popular spin-off Angel.  He has also played Brainiac in TV’s Smallville and had recurring guest roles in Hawaii 5-0, Torchwood, Caprica and Witches of East End.   He was most recently seen on Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways tv series.

Film roles include romantic love story P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler and Kathy Bates , USA Original true-crime film Cool Money, independent thriller Shadow Puppets, Winding Roads, The House On Haunted Hill, Chance with Buffy co-star Amber Benson and the live action film of Dragon Ball.

James’s voiceover talents can be found portraying Lex Luthor on the DVD release of Superman: Doomsday and he continues to read for the very popular Dresden Files books on tape series.

He has received numerous nominations and awards, including the Spacey Award, the Saturn Award, the Cinescape Face of the Future Award, the Golden Satellite Award, and the Teen Choice Award.

James is also a singer songwriter and has enjoyed sell-out concerts in America, Canada, Australia and Europe. He brought out his first solo album, Civilized Man, in 2005 and has self-produced 5 more CDs with his band Ghost of the Robot.

Amber Benson

Amber Benson is probably best known as Tara Maclay, a role she played for 3 years on the television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  However, Amber is also a writer, director, actor, and maker of things.  She wrote the five book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series and the middle grade book, Among The Ghosts. She co-wrote the Willow & Tara comics for Dark Horse. She co-directed the Slamdance feature, Drones and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series, The Ghosts Of Albion Her latest book is The Last Dream Keeper.

Leah Clark

Leah Clark is an American voice actor and Funimation Staff Script writer.

Recently/Currently she can be heard in My Hero Academia (Himiko Toga);  Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Season II (Kobayashi); How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Season II (Sylvie); Fruits Basket (Megumi); Wondering Witch (Sheila); and Dragonball Super (Ogma).

Memorable titles and roles include Soul Eater (Blair); Fairy Tail/Fairy Tail Zero (Mavis);  Dragonball GT (Maron); Pokémon the Movie: Black – Victini and Reshiram (Carlita) and Pokémon the Movie: White – Victini and Zekrom (Carlita); One Piece (Coby/Miss Doublefinger); HighSchool DXD Hero (Asia); Darling in the Franxx (Ikuno); Murmur (Future Diary); How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord (Sylvie); Baka and Test (Minami); Assassination Classroom (Kanzaki); Yuri On Ice (Mari); Nichijou-My Ordinary Life (Mio);  Rosario + Vampire (Ruby); How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift (Tachibana, and script writer); Negima (Nodoka); Eden Of This East (Saki); Deadman Wonderland (Minatsuki/Hummingbird); Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA (Aria); Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa (Noah); A Certain Magical Index (Frenda); Sargent Frog (Fuyuki);  Suzuka (Suzuka);

Along with regular voice work at Funimation, her voice can also be heard on industrial commercials and video games such as Smite, My Hero Academia, and Borderlands II.

As a staff ADR script writer at FUNimation; Her most recent projects include SK8 the Infinity; Toilet Bound Hanako; Plunderer;  How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift; Ensemble Stars; 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 studied music theatre at Circle in the Square in New York City.  She is madly in love with her family which include a gorgeous husband, two remarkable brilliant children, and three of the world’s most adorable and manipulative dogs.

Follow Leah on Social Media: Twitter and Instagram @leahclarkVA | leahclarkva.com |  YouTube

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings is best known for voice acting iconic characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, the Tasmanian Devil, Pete, and the Darkwing Duck! 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 SO MUCH MORE!

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche is a Canadian voice actor, comedian and impressionist. He has voiced the Brain in Animaniacs as well as its spin-off Pinky and the Brain, Big Bob in Hey Arnold! (1996–2004), and a variety of characters in Futurama. He also voiced Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters and its follow-up Extreme Ghostbusters. 

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen is an American voice actor. He is best known for his roles such as 1987 Raphael and 2012 Donatello from the animated series respectively of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, and Pinky from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and its spin-off television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius; Peck the Rooster from Barnyard and its spin-off television series Back at the Barnyard; Spike in The Land Before Time films and television series; and the title character in The Mask: Animated Series.

Elden Henson

Elden Henson is best known for playing Fulton Reed in The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Foggy Nelson in Daredevil and the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Pollux in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2.

Rodger Bumpass

Rodger Bumpass is known for his long-running role as Squidward Tentacles on SpongeBob SquarePants. He voices several other characters on the show as well, including the purple doctor fish and various anchovies. He voiced The Chief in the animated series Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Professor Membrane from Invader Zim and Mr. Besser, the school principal in the animated series The Kids from Room 402. Bumpass has many other animated film, television series and video game credits.

Debbie Rochon

Debbie Rochon is a veteran of more than 200 independent films, mostly in the cult and horror genres as an actor. She’s an award-winning columnist, having written for magazines published out of the US, Germany and the UK. Debbie has hosted and produced a weekly horror-based film talk radio show on Sirius with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider from 2006 – 2010, and is currently hosting the narrative podcast Obscurities, nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award 2022. Debbie made her directorial debut with the extreme body horror film Model Hunger released in 2016. In 2018 ETonline.com hailed Debbie Rochon as one of the ”40 Top Scream Queens of the Past 40 years”. She is a Canadian born street survivor who lived in NYC for 30 years.

Dee Dee Benrey

Dee Dee Benrey is best known for her featured role in  Paramount’s cult-classic, “THE  WARRIORS,” directed by Walter Hill, as an original member of “The Lizzies” gang. She also appears in the comics based on the movie. Additionally, Mr. Hill immortalized her family name in his modern day Western, “Extreme Prejudice with Nick Nolte & Powers Booth. She appeared in “The Muppets Take Manhattan” & rollerskated in “They All Laughed” with John Ritter. She has also been featured in numerous national television commercials.

Dee Dee appeared on varied TV & radio programs, presenting Yoga & Wellness segments. Additionally, she is the featured yogini in Aveda/Holt’s bestseller, “Aveda Rituals, & was guest editor on  MacMillan ‘s “The Unofficial Guide to Overcoming Arthritis.” In addition to a Character Building panel at Fandom Fest, she will be  presenting CosPlay Yoga/Chair Yoga in a 30 minute session called, “Warriors to Wellness.TM

Dee Dee’s “stress-away” seminars have been presented at Viacom, MTV,  as well as The New School for Social Research. She’s an animal rights activist and has interviewed numerous celebrities including William Shatner, Steve Howe, founder of “Yes,” and Linda McCartney on choosing the vegetarian way of living. Her book called, “Vegetarian Chic,” is in the works. Other rock interviews included Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac for “Rock Bill” Magazine.