Richard Epcar

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Richard Epcar

Born

4/29/1955, Denver, Colorado, USA

Birth Name

Richard Michael Epcar

Gender

Male

Also Known As

George Richard, Patrick Gilbert, Richard George
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  • Trivia

    • Richard reprised his role as the voice of Daisuke Jigen from the popular anime series, Lupin the Third for the PlayStation2 game, Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King. In addition, Richard was also the game's ADR Director.

    • Richard had a part as Tyler, along with other actors such as Billy Zane, Sam Neill, and Patricia Heaton, in the 1991 sci-fi action adventure, Megaville about a repressive government.

    • Richard had a role in the 1991 made-for-television sci-fi movie, Not of This World.

    • Richard had a part in the 1988 sci-fi drama, Dead Man Walking, set in the near future where humanity has been overcome by a plague.

    • Richard has done voice work for various motion pictures including, Gladiator, Independence Day, Seven, Rumble in the Bronx, The Man in the Iron Mask, Rounders, Crime Story, Hellraiser III & IV, Devil's Rejects, Hard Target, and Operation Condor.

    • Richard co-starred in director John Carpenter's 1992 sci-fi thriller comedy, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, which also starred Chevy Chase and Sam Neill.

    • Richard was named "Favorite Actor of 2004" by DVDVisionJapan.

    • Richard is credited with the role of Ox in the 1998 Hong Kong zombie horror comedy, Bio Zombie, which spoofs George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Peter Jackson's Dead-Alive.

    • Richard was instrumental in adapting the Japanese live action futuristic sci-fi film, Returner and the live action Japanese kung-fu cult classic, Iron Monkey so they could be enjoyed by American audiences.

    • Richard contributed additional voices to the 2006 animated feature film, Curious George.

    • Richard was the voice director for the game, Shadow Hearts: Covenant.

    • Richard was the English ADR director for the game, Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King.

    • Richard also voices his character Batou from the Ghost in the Shell anime series in the games, Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.

    • Richard voices the character Ziggy (Ziggurat 8) for the games XenoSaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht, XenoSaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Boese, and XenoSaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra for Namco's sci-fi PlayStation2 RPG game series.

    • Richard voices Priest in the game, WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos.

    • Richard has written, directed and done lead voices for several animated series for Saban / Fox Kids Network, including, Teknoman, Eagle Riders, Flint the Time Detective, Power Rangers, and Transformers.

    • Richard has had voice roles both uncredited and under the alias, Richard George, for the Saban/Fox Kids live action shows, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Zeo, Power Rangers: In Space, Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, Power Rangers: Time Force, Power Rangers: Wild Force, and VR Troopers and Beetleborgs Metallix.

    • Some noteworthy films Richard has supervised the dubs of as ADR supervisor are Galaxy Quest, Gladiator, El Dorado, Chicken Run and the re-release, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: The 20th Anniversary.

    • Richard has been involved with dubbing several foreign films into English, some of which have become Academy Award Winners.

    • In addition to being a well known voice actor, Richard is a writer, director and star of stage and screen.

    • Richard's ADR supervisor work includes supervising the foreign dubs of many important films for Dreamworks, Universal Pictures, and United International Pictures.

    • Richard played the part of Tyler in director John Carpenter's 1992 sci-fi thriller comedy, Memoirs of an Invisible Man.

    • Richard voice directed The Pearl, an original animated feature film with an all star cast. Among the stars were, Rob Schnieder, Fran Drescher, Andy Dick, Freddie Prize Jr., John Reys Davies and R. Lee Emery.

    • Richard had a starring role in the short film, Threesome, not to be confused with the 1994 film of the same name.

    • One of Richard's earliest anime projects was his voice work for the widely popular Robotech series. He is still good friends with many who were involved with the show to this day. At the time Richard and everyone involved really had no idea it would become as popular as it has.

    • Richard would actually like to be Batou, the character he voices for the hit anime series, Ghost in the Shell, if given the chance to be any anime character.
      Richard: I think I'd be Batou. He's strong and tough, yet he has a soft sensitive side and a good sense of humor.

    • Richard has played the role of a principal on three daytime soap dramas: Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Santa Barbara.

    • Richard voices the role of the rhino-like JADOW agent, Hulk Davidson, for the English dub of the popular anime, Viewtiful Joe.

    • Richard also appeared (with his wife) in an episode of the TLC series, Clean Sweep, in which he must deal with a lifetime's worth of collectible James Bond memorabilia.

    • Richard has had voice roles both uncredited and under the alias, Richard George, for the Saiban live action shows, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Zeo, Power Rangers: In Space, Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue, Power Rangers: Time Force, Power Rangers: Wild Force, VR Troopers and Beetleborgs Metallix.

    • Husband of Ellyn Stern.

    • In one episode of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Richard Epcar uses his actual voice (not his "Bo-bobo" voice) to narrate part of the episode.

    • Not only voices Bo-bobo in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, he also is a head writer on the show.

    • He is also the voice for these Video Game characters: Undine (from Drakengard,) Ansem (Xehanort) (from Kingdom Hearts II ,) Airyglyph XIII (from Star Ocean: Till the End of Time ), & Ziggurat 8 (from Xenosaga series.)

    • Richard is best friends with fellow anime voice actor, Tom Wyner.

    • Richard voices the character Ziggy (Ziggurat 8) for the games XenoSaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht and XenoSaga Episode 2: Jenseits von Gut und Boese in Namco's sci-fi PlayStation2 RPG game series,

  • Quotes

    • (voice actor Dan Woren commenting on Richard)
      Dan: He has a very commanding voice. I love hearing it. There's a lot of regal strength and power there.

    • Richard: (offering voice acting advice) Train as an actor and as a voice actor. Train with people who know what they are doing and that are legit. Then make a voice demo and send it to everyone, agents, casting people, and audition for anything you can. Go out and meet people who do this sort of work and get the word out. When you do get a chance to audition, go in, be polite, be professional, do your best and get out. If you do all that, you will eventually get some work.

    • Richard: As an actor I really liked Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, and Lawrence Oliver.

    • Richard: (concerning his decision to be a voice director) I was doing a ton of voice work and someone asked me if I could direct. I had directed stage before so I said sure. I'm really glad I did. I really enjoy directing because it gives you control of the project, whereas as an actor you only have control over your role.

    • Richard: (listing the favorite characters he has played) My favorites are Batou from Ghost in the Shell, Jigen from Lupin the Third, Lunk, Ben Dixon, and Capt. Vince Grant from Robotech, Racer X from The New Speed Racer, Myotismon and Etemon from Digimon, Ziggy from XenoSaga, Ansem from Kingdom Hearts, Ironhide from Transformers, Kamagawa from Fighting Spirit, Mitsake from FUSHIGI YUUGI, and of course Bobobobo from Bobobobo to name a very few.

    • Richard: (explaining how his wife helped play a significant part in his entry into voice acting) My wife, Ellyn Stern, who was my girlfriend at the time, was asked to audition to do a voice in a movie that they were dubbing into English. She asked the producer if I could tag along. When I got there, the director asked me if I had done this type of work before, which is very specialized, and being a struggling actor at the time, I said, 'yes'. Well it all worked out because I got the lead role and my foot in the door and I've been working solid ever since. Thank you, Honey.

    • Richard: Voice is different from stage or film work where you'd prepare a character. Basically your best aid is seeing what your character looks like and coming up with a voice that you think fits the character. Once you've found the voice, then you become the character while you're doing the role. At least that's how I work.

    • Richard: Most days I'm in the studio at least 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Several times a year I'm working on two projects simultaneously and when that happens I can be in the studio from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. everyday for several weeks. It's getting harder and harder to do that kind of work week but I'm independent and I work for several studios and they all have deadlines and they want their projects to be the most important ones. So it's very difficult balancing all this stuff.

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  • Hmmm he sounds alot like johnny bravo!

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    Ummm hi every one! I have no idea what Richard Epcar (Epcar thats a funny name) looks like. But I think that his voice acting is pretty good! I want to know what his real vioce sounds like (if it REALLY sounds like bobobo thats just creepy(no affence Richard))I also think that R.E. sounds alot like the voice of Jonny Bravo (or its just the uncanny resemblince between him and bobobo). Well I dont think everyone who watchs this show knows his name because cartoon network wont show the credits!!!! But well hes a good dude (idk) GO RICHARD EPCAR! (epcar?)moreless
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