Articles from January 2013

Charles Martinet on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

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About Charles Martinet:

Charles Martinet (born September 17, 1955) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for providing the voice of Mario, the titular character in Nintendo’s flagship video game franchise. He has held this role since 1994, longer than any other actor. He also voices Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and a select few other characters from the same series. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French, but very little Italian.

Working for Nintendo since 1994, Martinet started voicing Mario at video game trade shows in which attendees would walk up to a TV screen displaying a 3-D Mario head that moved around the screen and talked. This system was called “Mario in Real-Time” or “MIRT”. Martinet could see the attendees by means of a hidden camera setup, and a facial motion capture rig recorded his mouth movements in order to synchronize Martinet’s mouth movement with the on-screen Mario mouth movement. This digital puppetry, with Martinet’s comic performance, was a novelty at the time.

Martinet was told by his friend that there was going to be an audition at a trade show in which you “talk to people as a plumber”. He went to the audition at the last minute as the casting directors were already putting away their equipment. Charles Martinet walked in and asked, “Can I please read for this?”. The directors let him audition and told him, “You’re an Italian plumber from Brooklyn”. At first Martinet planned to talk like a stereotypical Italian American with a deep, raspy voice (which is how Mario sounded in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World cartoons). He then thought to himself that it would be too harsh for children to hear, so he made it more soft-hearted and friendly, resulting in what Mario’s voice is today. Martinet has also stated that he kept on talking with his Mario voice until the audition tape ran out.[2]
Martinet’s video game voice over debut was as Mario in the 1995 Windows release of Interplay’s game Mario’s FUNdamentals. However, most were first exposed to Mario’s voice in the landmark 1996 game Super Mario 64. He has voiced Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Metal Mario, Shadow Mario, Donkey Kong,[3]MC Ballyhoo, Mini-Mario Toy, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and Baby Wario in most games wherein these characters speak. He also voiced the enemies Wart, Mouser, Tryclyde, and Clawgrip in Super Mario Advance. His voice work appears in the English and Japanese-language versions of the games, although his work is always in English (regardless of the Italian references whenever he voices Mario and related characters).

Martinet provided voiceover acting for the boxers and the announcer in the Super NES title Super Punch-Out!!. He voiced the character Vigoro in Sega’s Dreamcast and Nintendo GameCube role-playing video game, Skies of Arcadia. He did the voice of Homunculus in the Konami PlayStation 2, Xbox and Windows game Shadow of Destiny, and provided voices for Reader Rabbit and The ClueFinders games.
In addition to videogame voice overs, Martinet has worked as a voice actor in commercials, cartoons, and promotions. At the E3 trade show in 2005, Charles (as an Animal Crossing character) could be found roaming the virtual village featured in the playable demo of Animal Crossing: Wild World. Martinet did Mario’s voice as the voice announcer for Pac-Man Vs. on the Nintendo GameCube.
Other than the Mario series, Charles has also done work for the video game Cel Damage as the voice of Fowl Mouth, as well as the primary voice work in several educational game series such as LeapFrog. He also voiced the dragon Paarthurnax in the 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and narrated the cutscenes and menus for the 2013 video game “Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien”.

#005 Kyle Hebert on Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan

Guest: Kyle Hebert. Nerds have passionate discussions about almost every facet of whatever it is that fuels their passion. Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan gives these inspired fans the place to not only have those debates, but sometimes will even provide an authority figure to make rulings between opposing fan viewpoints.

Dameon Clarke on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Dameon Clarke


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Born in Mississauga Ontario Canada, Dameon Clarke has had a long and interesting career in acting. Starting at an early age, Dameon has played a variety of dynamic characters from family man to serial killer and has picked up several best actor awards along the way. Dameon is perhaps best known for his appearances in shows like “24″, “Castle”, “Supernatural” and “Prison Break” as well as films “I Love you Philip Morris” and “How to be a Serial Killer.” In addition to film and television roles, Dameon is known for his voiceover work in countless animated series and video games, notably Dragon Ball Z and Borderlands 2 as the villainous “Handsome Jack.”

Credits (Taken from

2013An Evening with My Comatose Mother (rumored) (in production)

2012Borderlands 2 (Video Game)
Handsome Jack (voice)

2012Hawken (video short)

2012Street Fighter X Tekken (Video Game)
Rolento F. Schugerg (voice: English version) (as Alan Smithe)

2012Drew Peterson: Untouchable (TV movie)
State Detective Franklin

2012The Bystander Theory
Jason Kilgore

2011Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum
Tom Stevens

2010-2011Dragon Ball Z Kai (TV series)

– Bring Peace to the Future! Goku’s Spirit is Eternal (2011) … Cell (voice: English version) (as Dartanian Nickelback)
– Combine Our Power! The Mightiest, Final Kamehameha (2011) … Cell (voice: English version) (as Dartanian Nickelback)
– Bye-Bye Everyone! This Is the Only Way to Save the Earth (2011) … Cell (voice: English version) (as Dartanian Nickelback)
– The Perfect Form Breaks Down! This is the Super Iron Fist of Rage (2011) … Cell (voice: English version) (as Dartanian Nickelback)
– Fighting Spirit Free from Hesitation! Gohan Pulverizes the Cell Juniors (2011) … Cell (voice: English version) (as Dartanian Nickelback)
2011Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Video Game)
Nathan Spencer (voice: English version)

2010Make It or Break It (TV series)
Committee Chairman

– At the Edge of the Worlds (2010) … Committee Chairman
2010Castle (TV series)
Scott Dunn

– Boom! (2010) … Scott Dunn
– Tick, Tick, Tick… (2010) … Scott Dunn (uncredited)
2010NCIS: Los Angeles (TV series)
Gage Jenson

– LD50 (2010) … Gage Jenson
2009CSI: NY (TV series)
Aaron Dexter

– Blacklist (Featuring Grave Digger) (2009) … Aaron Dexter
2009DragonBall: Revenge of King Piccolo (Video Game)
Bora (voice: English version) / Tambourine (voice: English version)

2009Raising the Bar (TV series)
Sean Lusik

– No Child’s Left Behind (2009) … Sean Lusik
2009CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)
Scott Tucker

– Deep Fried and Minty Fresh (2009) … Scott Tucker
2009I Love You Phillip Morris
Houston Lawyer

200924 (TV series)
Alan Tanner

2008The Last Remnant (Video Game)
Young (voice)

2008How to Be a Serial Killer
Mike Wilson

2008Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2008Supernatural (TV series)
Jack Montgomery

– Metamorphosis (2008) … Jack Montgomery
2008Prison Break (TV series)
Andrew Blauner

– Blow Out (2008) … Andrew Blauner
– Safe and Sound (2008) … Andrew Blauner
2008Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (TV movie)
Coach Adam Reeve

2008Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2008Army of Two (Video Game)
US Grunt (voice)

2007Dragonball Z: Budokai tenkaichi 3 (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version) / Tambourine (voice: English version)

2007Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai – Another Road (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2007What About Brian (TV series)

2007Without a Trace (TV series)
Kelsey Stewart

– Eating Away (2007) … Kelsey Stewart
2007Dark Awakening (video)

2006Dawn of Mana (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice: English version) (uncredited)

2006Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2006Ergo Proxy (TV series)
Proxy One

– Dairinin (2006) … Proxy One (voice: English version)
– Shikkoku (2006) … Proxy One (voice: English version)
2006Super Dragon Ball Z (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2006Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (Video Game)
Arngrim (voice: English version) (uncredited)

2006A Scanner Darkly

2006Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2006CSI: Miami (TV series)
Wayne Reynolds

– The Score (2006) … Wayne Reynolds
2005Criminal Minds (TV series)
Chris Crawford

– The Fox (2005) … Chris Crawford
2005Sole Possessions (short)

2005Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2005Kamichu! (TV series)
Agent / Neko Modoki

2005The Prodigy

2005Indefinitely (short)
Jay Hossela

2005Spikeout: Battlestreet (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice: English version)

2005Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (Video Game)
Cell (voice) / Cell Jr. (voice)

2005Girls Bravo (TV series)
Ebi / Event Staff

– Bravo at Mahjong! (2005) … Ebi (voice: English version)
– Bravo at the Part-time Job! (2005) … Event Staff (voice: English version)
2005Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (Video Game)
Anubis (voice)

2004-2005Dragon Ball GT (TV series)
Cell / Popell

– A Devastating Wish (2005) … Popell (voice: English version)
– Until We Meet Again… (2005) … Cell (voice: English version)
– 17 Times 2 (2004) … Cell (voice: English version)
– The Resurrection of Cell and Frieza (2004) … Cell (voice: English version)
– A Dangerous Union (2004) … Cell (voice: English version)
2004Life by the Drop (short)
Older Lucas (voice)

2004Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir (Video Game)
Scar (voice: English version)

2004LAX (TV series)
Jim, Bomb Squad Member

– Pilot (2004) … Jim, Bomb Squad Member

1993-2004Yû yû hakusho (TV series)
Younger Toguro / Additional Voices

– Toguro’s Wish (2004) … Younger Toguro (voice: English version)
– Love and War (2004) … Younger Toguro (voice: English version)
– Toguro’s Desire (2004) … Younger Toguro (voice: English version)
– Yusuke’s Despair (2004) … Younger Toguro (voice: English version)
– Toguro’s Full Power (2004) … Younger Toguro (voice: English version)
2003-2004Third Watch (TV series)
Anti-Crime One / Estrada

– Monsters (2004) … Anti-Crime One (as Damion Clarke)
– In Confidence (2003) … Estrada
2004The Alamo
Mr. Jones

2003-2004Fullmetal Alchemist (TV series)

– Tsukurareta ningen (2004) … Scar (voice: English version)
– Akai kagayaki (2004) … Scar (voice: English version)
– Shinjitsu no oku no oku (2004) … Scar (voice: English version)
– Marukô nôto (2004) … Scar (voice: English version)
– Ushinawareta mono (2004) … Scar (voice: English version)
2003-2004Gunslinger Girl (TV series)

– Stella Cadente (2004) … Hilshire (voice: English version)
– Bambola (2003) … Hilshire (voice: English version)
2004Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2004Bloodrayne 2 (Video Game)
Zerenski/Minions (voice)

2003-2004The Galaxy Railways (TV series)
President Drake

– Bond (2004) … President Drake (voice: English version)
– Fate Train (2003) … President Drake (voice: English version)
2003Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2003Saving Jessica Lynch (TV movie)
Ranger Harper

2003Quiet Desperation (short)
Clyde Calloway

2003Roadkill (Video Game)
Slade/Additional Voices (voice)

2001-2003Dragon Ball (TV series)
Tambourine / Bora

– Goku vs. King Piccolo (2003) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Goku’s Revenge (2003) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Tien’s Atonement (2003) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Terrible Tambourine (2003) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Here Comes Yajirobe (2003) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
2003Secondhand Lions
Animal Truck Driver

1999-2003Dragon Ball Z (TV series)
Cell / South Kai / Adult Gohan / …

– Spirit Bomb Triumphant (2003) … Cell (voice: English version)
– People of Earth Unite (2003) … Bora (voice: English version)
– Call to Action (2003) … Cell (voice: English version)
– Vegeta’s Respect (2003) … Cell (voice: English version)
– The World Tournament (2001) … Cell (voice: English version)
2002Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (Video Game)
Cell (voice: English version)

2002Kiddy Grade (TV series)

2002The President’s Man: A Line in the Sand (TV movie)
Andy Shelby

2002Bloodrayne (Video Game) (voice)

2001Fruits Basket (TV series)
Kazuma Sohma

– Let’s Go Home (2001) … Kazuma Sohma (voice: English version)
– True Form (2001) … Kazuma Sohma (voice: English version)
– The Curse of the Cat (2001) … Kazuma Sohma (voice: English version)
2001Hall of Mirrors
Agent Riley

2000Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series)

– Turning Point (2000) … Co-Pilot
2000The Mecca (short)

2000Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr (Video Game)
Ken/Editor/Hale Cooper (voice)

1999-2000Blue Gender (TV series)
Dice Quaid / Ted / Additional Voices

– Adagio (2000) … Ted (voice: English version)
– Collapse (2000) … Additional Voices (voice: English version)
– Let Me (2000) … Ted (voice: English version)
– Confirm (1999) … Dice Quaid (voice: English version)
– Oasis (1999) … Dice Quaid (voice: English version)
2000House of the Generals

1996-1998Detective Conan (TV series)
George Kaminski / Inspector Worthington / Additional Voices / …

– Kogoro’s Date Murder Case (1998) … George Kaminski (voice: English version)
– Hospitalized Burgulary Suspect Case (1998) … George Kaminski (voice: English version)
– The Kidnapping Location Case (1998) … George Kaminski (voice: English version) / Lily’s Father (voice: English version)
– The Kidnapping of a Popular Artist Case: Part 2 (1997) … George Kaminski (voice: English version)
– The Kidnapping of a Popular Artist Case: Part 1 (1997) … George Kaminski (voice: English version)
1997Dragon Ball GT (TV series)

– The Ultimate Artificial Human! The Two No. 17′s Unite (1997) … Cell (voice: English version)
– Demon-Warriors of Hell! Cell & Freeza Revived (1997) … Cell (voice: English version)
– Die, Goku!! Strong Enemies Are Resurrected from Hell (1997) … Cell (voice: English version)
1997Detective Conan: Skyscraper on a Timer
George Kaminski (voice: English version)

1989-1995Dragon Ball Z (TV series)
Cell / Boon’s Dad / Bora / …

– A Last Hope!! We’ll Make a Huge Genki-dama (1995) … Cell (voice: English version)
– The Awesome Guy from the Next World (1993) … Cell (voice: English version)
– End It All Again!! I Will Protect the Future (1993) … Cell (voice: English version)
– I Will Carry on in the Next World!! Farewell with a Smile (1993) … Cell (voice: English version)
– The Fight Is Over… Thank You Son Goku (1993) … Cell (voice: English version)
1995Lupin III: Die, Nostradamus
Chris, Phillip (voice: English version)

1995Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
South Kai (voice: English version) / Arqua (voice: English version) / Skull Man (voice: English version)

1993Lupin III: Voyage to Danger (TV movie)
Keith Hayden (voice: English version)

1993Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
Producer (voice: English version)

1993Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
Paragus (voice: English version)

1993Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks (TV movie)
Gohan (voice: English version)

1990Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku (TV movie)
Demetrious (voice: English version)

1988Doragon bôru: Makafushigi dai bôken
Bora (voice: English version)

1986-1988Dragonball (TV series)
Tambourine / Additional Voices / Bear Thief

– Son Goku vs. Demon Lord Piccolo (1988) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Demon Lord Piccolo Lands (1988) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Son Goku’s Fury Explodes (1988) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Demonical Beast! The Coming of Tambarin (1988) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
– Yajirobe, a Jolly Good Fellow (1988) … Tambourine (voice: English version)
1985Blackout (TV movie)
Battered Child

1984Secrets of a Married Man (TV movie)

Charles Martinet on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Guest: Charles Martinet. Chris Pope of and interviews all sorts of people. Come have a listen and join the show!

Apptastic #102: IT Apps

iPhone 5 mock up video, 10 iOS devices activated per second, Possible early iPhone 5 launch. Apps reviewed: Dashboard for Google Analytics, LogMeIn,, Fing Network Scanner, Genius Scan – PDF Scanner, vssh.

#004 Tom Taylor on Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan

“Guest Tom Taylor”. Nerds have passionate discussions about almost every facet of whatever it is that fuels their passion. Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan gives these inspired fans the place to not only have those debates, but sometimes will even provide an authority figure to make rulings between opposing fan viewpoints.

076 – Pat Musick and Mae Whitman – Talkin Toons with Rob Paulsen – Weekly Voice Acting and Voice Over Tips

Join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting! Visit for more information!

Dameon Clarke on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Guest: Dameon Clarke. Chris Pope of and interviews all sorts of people. Come have a listen and join the show!

Lynn Andrews on Tech Jives Interviews With Chris Pope(Actors, Producers, Authors and more)

Lynn Andrews


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#003 David Kaye on Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan

“Guest David Kaye”. Nerds have passionate discussions about almost every facet of whatever it is that fuels their passion. Nerdguments with Neil Kaplan gives these inspired fans the place to not only have those debates, but sometimes will even provide an authority figure to make rulings between opposing fan viewpoints.