Richard EpcarVoice Actor
Richard Epcar is well known to anime fans, starting with the original Robotech series -- in which he played "Ben Dixon", "Lunk", and "Gruel". Most recently he can be heard as "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo" on Cartoon Network, which he also helps write and direct. He is "Batou" in the Ghost in the Shell movie and CD-ROM game and is now playing "Batou" in the series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. And he just wrote, directed, and did the voice of "Batou" again in Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. He was "Guld" in Macross Plus and "Mac" in Teknoman, which he also wrote and directed. He wrote for Transformers: Robots in Disguise and did the voice of "Armorhide". He's directing the new Lupin the Third series and does the voice of "Jigen". He just did the lead in two new original animated shows, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and Avenging Apes and just directed an original animated movie with an all star cast -- Sharkbait.
He wrote and directed Patlabor III, The Returner, Omyoji, The Secret of Mamo, Toy Warrior, Fighting Spirit -- doing the voice of "Kamogawa", and directed the CGI series Zentrix. Some of you will remember him from Gundam, Serial Experiments: Lain, Trigun, Wings of Honneamise, Fist of the North Star, Fushigi Yuugi as "Mitsukake", Captain Harlock, Ninja Scroll, Steroko, Bastard, Street Fighter, Daigunder, GTO, Rurouni Kenshin as "Seijuro Hiko", Macron, Witch Hunter Robin, "Racer X" in The New Speed Racer, and Cyber Soldier 009 as "Black Ghost", to name just a few.
He was recently named "Favorite Actor of 2004" by DVDVisionJapan.
Not many people know that Richard directed the first season of Digimon and did three lead voices on that show, including "Etemon", "Myotismon", and "Apemon". He also wrote and directed and did lead voices on several animated series, including, Eagle Riders, Flint the Time Detective, Mon Colle Knights, and directed ADR for Power Rangers, and many, many other anime shows too numerous to mention.
Some of the games you've heard him on are: Xenosaga I and II as "Ziggarat 8" or "Ziggy", Black Hawk Down, Robotech Invasion, Samurai Warriors, Dynasty Warriors, Warcraft III, Jade Cocoon, Galerians, Street Fighters, Star Ocean 3, plus Shadow Hearts II and Lupin III which he also directed.
As an actor, Richard has been recurring characters on Days of Our Lives,b General Hospital, and Santa Barbara. On film, he co-starred in Memoirs of an Invisible Man with Chevy Chase and Sam Neill and just starred in a short film entitled Threesome. On television he's done several shows, including Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Guns of Paradise, Beverly Hills 90210, Matlock, Who's the Boss? and Cheers.
Live action feature films that he has adapted and directed into English include many, many foreign films, including Academy Award® winners Cinema Paradbiso, Belle Epoque, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Fencing Master, Widow of St. Pierre, Amores Perros, Mission Kashmir, The Emperor and the Assassin, Oldboy and Shiri, to name a few. Richard also does tons of voice work on many shows including: Gilmore Girls, Jag, Devil's Rejects, Diagnosis Murder, Xena, Hercules, Gladiator, Independence Day, Inspector Gadget, Seven, Rumble in the Bronx, Man in the Iron Mask, Rounders, Crime Story, Hell Raiser III & IV, Hard Target, Operation Condor, Hopalong Cassidy, ER, Nash Bridges, Babylon 5, and many others. As an International Supervisor for Universal Pictures and DreamWorks, Richards work has taken him all over the world supervising the foreign dubs and mixes of feature films such as: Gladiator, Madagascar, Galaxy Quest, Chicken Run, El Dorado, and the 20th Anniversary release of E.T..