Phil LaMarr

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Phil LaMarr

Born

1/24/1967, Los Angeles, California

Birth Name

Phillip LaMarr

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Phil LaMaar, Phil La Marr, Phillip LaMarr, Phil Lamarr, Phillip La Marr
9.4
out of 10
User Rating
133 votes

Biography

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Phil LaMarr is an actor who was born on January 24, 1967, in Los Angeles, California. Phil attended Yale University and was a member of the Purple Crayon of Yale improvisational comedy group. His acting trademark is his ability to use a wide range of styles, from a…more

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  • Trivia

    • Phil LaMarr guest starred in the Castle episode "Vampire Weekend", which deals with vampires. He also voiced the character of Vamp in the Metal Gear Solid series, a character who acts very similarly to a vampire (sucks blood, seemingly unable to die, supernatural powers).

    • Phil LaMarr auditioned for Commander Scott Dolph and Peter Stillman before he got chosen to voice Vamp in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

    • In the video game, Samurai Western, he voiced Donald, the well-to-do but slow-to-catch-on sheriff of Cactus Gulch who was inspired to become a samurai.

    • Phil LaMarr was an extra in Spider-Man 2. He is one of the people who catches Spider-Man as he starts to fall from the train. He can be seen all throughout the scene although he wasn't credited for his role.

    • He voiced various characters (including Sig) in the Jak and Daxter series of video games for the Playstation 2 from Jak II onwards.

    • Phil LaMarr had a very minor role for a voice in the movie, Shark Tale.

    • Phil LaMarr is the voice of Vamp in the hit video game series, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

    • In the movie: Jane White Is Sick & Twisted Phil played Bert.

    • Phil LaMarr casted as the News Anchor in the Disney movie Sky High.

    • Height: 5'10"

    • Phil LaMarr can be credited for being an actor, voice actor, miscellaneous crew, writer, archive footage, and notable TV guest appearances.

    • Phil LaMarr voiced Mikey and Rico in the animated movie Kangaroo Jack G'Day U.S.A.!

    • Phil LaMarr is set to star in Spawn: The Animation, an animated show based on the popular comic book series, which airs next year.

    • He was the voice of Duo in Animatrix.

    • Phil is a horse on the chinese zodiac.

    • Phil LaMarr is an Aquarius.

    • He was a contestant on the British Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    • Phil LaMarr is the voice of Marty in the Madagascar video game.

    • Phil LaMarr voiced Bugs in the video game 50 Cent: Bulletproof.

    • Static Shock and Justice League have had a few crossovers where the characters Green Lantern and Static appear. As the voice of both superheroes, he literally talks to himself in some scenes.

    • Phil LaMarr was the voice of Gadon Thek in the video game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

    • Phil LaMarr is best known for being a regular cast member through six seasons of MADtv.

    • Phil LaMarr is frequently called upon to impersonate the voice of many famous celebrities, such as Chris Rock, Michael Jackson, Sidney Poitier, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Will Smith, Chris Tucker, Morgan Freeman and many more.

    • Phil LaMarr got his start on the Mr. T animated series as Woody.

    • Phil LaMarr is also known for his small role in Pulp Fiction as Marvin, the man who John Travolta accidentally shoots in the face. He reprised this role in the MADtv spoof "Gump Fiction".

    • Phil LaMarr voices Christopher Jacobs in the video game Mercenaries.

    • Phil LaMarr also provided the voice of Count Veger in the video game, Jak 3.

    • He is best known for doing the voice of Samurai Jack.

    • He is a vegetarian.

    • He provided the voice of Sig for the Jak video game series.

    • He attended Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon of Yale improvisational comedy group.

  • Quotes

    • Phil LaMarr: I have to think that maybe I had some influence on [Stewart's new Unlimited look]. He had the very '80s haircut when we started the show in 1999, and I didn't want to complain, because I'm a hired hand. I did drop hints here and there so that now they've finally given him a more updated hairdo.

    • Phil LaMarr: Also, my dad is from Detroit, and I modeled a lot of Stewart's voice on him. He's a very intelligent guy, but not excessively educated. He's someone who can think, but you can still hear the old neighborhood in the voice.

    • Phil LaMarr: You come into the process long after the scripts are done, so what really happens is it becomes a cumulative effect. The way you perform the words in one episode gives the writers a voice that helps them write the next episode.

    • Phil LaMarr: I choose to give John Stewart a very deep, powerful voice.

    • Phil LaMarr: As a comics reader, it was definitely interesting to see what characters had been picked. We didn't know if these were the only characters , but the fact that they had John Stewart as the Green Lantern was very interesting.

    • Phil LaMarr: I think I discovered John Stewart in the '80s, when they brought him back and sort of revamped the character.

    • Phil LaMarr: I wasn't a huge Green Lantern reader. I think I got into Green Lantern via Justice League, and Justice League via Batman. Batman was my core hero.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This dude is awesome!

    9.5
    Phil Lamarr is easily one of my favorite African American voice actors. I really enjoy his work as Static in Static Shock, Osmosis Jones in Ozzy and Drix, and The Green Lantern in the Justice League. The man stands out in every work that he does. He really brings alot of personality to his characters and seperates them from the others. He has also proved that he can voice a wide range of characters. He has voiced young men such as Static, older men such as the Green Lantern, and even characters of a different race such as Samurai Jack.moreless
  • A man of many voices!

    10
    I first remember seeing him on the last season of the british Whose Line, and I thought he was cool. Then I researched him, and found out he did some of my favorite cartoon voices, and some of them sound almost nothing like him! Static in Static Shock, Green Lanturn in Justice League, Samurai Jack, Wilt and other various voices in Foster's Home, Hermes and various others in Futurama, The judge and various others in Family Guy, and most recently he played my favorite X-Man, Gambit, on Wolverine and the X-Men! He is also great at voice overs, as I heard when I finally saw him on Mad TV. He is also in Pulp Fiction and Spiderman 2! He is a true inspiration to me, and I would love to follow in his footsteps when I get a job acting.moreless
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