Billy West is an American voice actor. Born in Detroit, but raised in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Billy launched his career in the early 1980s performing daily comedic routines on Boston’s WBCN. He left the radio station to work on the short-lived revival of Beany and Cecil. He was also a writer and castmember on The Howard Stern Show during the early to mid 1990s, where he gained nationwide fame with his impersonations of Larry Fine and late Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott. West is best known for his voice-work on Ren & Stimpy, Doug and Futurama. His favorite characters are Philip J. Fry (Futurama) and Stimpy (Ren and Stimpy), both of which he originated. West’s most notable film work was in Space Jam (1996) providing the voice of both Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. He has provided the same voices for other Looney Tunes films and video games. West has been very outspoken over his displeasure about the influx of movie star actors providing voice-over for films and major shows. West is also a guitarist and singer-songwriter with a band called Billy West and The Grief Counselors.
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around the age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
With over 2,000 half-hours of animation credits, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Donatello (Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), Yakko Warner, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs”.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charities, particularly those benefitting children and military veterans. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, cruising the PCH, and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
Jon St. John is an American voice actor who started out as a radio DJ at the age of 14.
Best known as the voice of the first famous FPS – DUKE NUKEM, Jon is also heard on games such as: World of Warcraft, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Sonic Adventure, Heroes of Newerth, Rochard, Guild Wars 2, Counter-Strike, DoTA2, Star Trek: Online, and D&D Neverwinter and Bombshell to name just a few.Jon is often heard on national advertising campaigns such as Bud light, Brisk Ice Tea, Ford Motor Co., Disney DVD’s, Concert Tours such as Steely Dan, Bill Maher, and Barry Manilow, and TV promos on Nickelodeon. Jon has also provided various character voices for attractions at theme parks including Legoland California, Dollywood in Tennessee, and Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo.An honored guest at gaming conventions around the world, Jon is one actor who really enjoys meeting his fans – so be sure to step right up and shake his hand.
Born in Ontario, Maurice LaMarche got his start by doing comedic impressions of celebrities, and has been active in the voice over industry since the 1980’s. You know him best as the voice of The Brain Pinky and the Brain, Kif Kroker, Lrr, the Hedonism Bot, and many others in Futurama, Yosemite Sam in The Looney Toons Show, and so many varied Orson Welles impersonations, it would take forever to list them all.
D.C. Douglas will forever be known as the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake, or as the soulful voice of Legion in the “Mass Effect” series, pulling on the heartstrings of fans around the world. This is a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical Legion in the “Mass Effect” videogame series. He’s been in all sorts of video games, as The Master in “Buffy,” “The Vampire Slayer,” AWACS in “Ace Combat 6,” Archangel Michael in “Might & Magic Heroes VI,” Raven in “Tekken 6? and “Street Fighter X Tekken,” and Albert Wesker in “Resident Evil: Umbrella,” & “Darkside Chronicles,” “Mercenaries,” “Capcom Versus Marvel 3” and “Resident Evil 5.” Douglas’ anime credits include President Paradine in “Tales of Graces f.” Alexei Dinoia in “Tales of Vesperia.” Kelvin Garr in “Tales of the World,” Grimoire Noir in “Nier Replicant,” Gabi & Taihaku in “.hack Vol1 & 2,” Genji Kamogawa in “Hajime no ippo,” and Shori Shibuya in “God, Save Our King!” Recent television appearances include “Castle,” “Workaholics,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS,” and “2 Broke Girls.” Highlight credits for fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy include “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Charmed,” “Passions,” “Titanic II,” and “666: The Child.” Douglas can be seen in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Apocalypse Kiss” as the serial killer Adrian (an homage to Albert Wesker) starring alongside Troma Pictures legend, Lloyd Kaufman.
Other cartoon/anime/game highlights include: One Piece as X Drake, Regular Show as (TBA recurring in season 8), Final Fantasy XV as Weskham Armaugh, Trails of Cold Steel as Rufus Albarea, Fire Emblem: Fates as foxy grandpa Gunter, Transformers: Rescue Bots as Chase, Family Guy as Superman, etc. DC is also a very memorable convention guest, as his panels can take certain creative twists on the characters he has played, and he also regularly participates in other convention events.
Kawaii Besu is a cosplayer, model, and costume designer. She began modeling and cosplaying in 2008 and creates costumes based on characters from anime, comic books, and pop culture. As a cosplayer, she makes appearances at anime and comic conventions around the country.
Kawaii Besu is the daughter of voice actor Jon St. John, best known for his portrayal of Duke Nukem.
- cosplay model
- Costume designer and fabricator
- World cosplay summit semi finalist 2016
Recent / Featured Appearances:
- Newton PDX 2016
- Ramencon 2015
- Anime Expo 2015
- Midwest Media Expo 2015
- Wonder con 2015
- Sakura-con 2016
- Emerald City Comic Con 2016
- Midwest Media Expo 2016
- Colossalcon 2016
- Anime Expo 2016
- Pax Prime 2016
- World Cosplay Summit Preliminaries – United States
- Ramencon 2015 – First Place, novice