Anime Houston’s guest list brings together some of the best anime voice actors the world over. As Houston is already a central hub for anime, these actors are excited to meet fans here.
David Wald began voice-acting for English dubs of anime in 2005 with ADV Films’ Shadow Skill. In the years since, David has continued to voice characters for ADV, Sentai Filmworks, Funimation, and others, including Fairy Tail’s Gajeel Redfox; Napapa and Hyssop in Dragon Ball Super; Bulat in Akame Ga Kill!; Tetsutetsu and Snipe in My Hero Academia; Rei in Love Stage; Attack On Titan’s Hannes; Vetto in Black Clover; Keishin Ukai in Haikyu; Gérman Luis in GARO: The Animation; Duke Togo in Golgo 13; Berg Katze in Gatchaman CROWDS; Master Chief in Halo: Legends; Dr. Ozaki in Shiki; Charlie in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Paulie and Tamago in One Piece; Reiji in Diabolik Lovers; Teppei in Toriko; Yoji Itami in GATE; Welf Crozzo in Is It Wrong To Try And Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?; Mutsumi in Kiss Him, Not Me!; King Victor in The Royal Tutor; Riki Nendou in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.; and Count Magnus in Vampire Hunter D
From outside the vocal booth, David has served as ADR Director for titles including Hitorijime My Hero; Love Stage; Bloom Into You; AURA: Koga Maryuin’s Last War; Kokkoku; and Tada Never Falls In Love, and has adapted scripts for titles including Diabolik Lovers: More Blood; Chivalry of a Failed Knight; Love Stage; and Hitorijime My Hero.
Luci Christian is a professional actor living in Houston, Texas. Internationally known for her voice work, her career also spans stage, television, radio, industrial, and anything else she can book. Notable anime roles for Funimation include Ochaco in My Hero Academia, Psiren and Wrath in Fullmetal Alchemist, Nami in One Piece, Kyuta in The Boy and the Beast, Lenalee in D. Grayman, Honey in Ouran Host Club, Asuna in Negima, Alois in Black Butler, Tenma in School Rumble, Rico in Gunslinger Girl, Ophelia in Claymore, Makina in Shikabane Hime, Birdy in Birdy the Mighty:Decode, the Narrator in Kamisama Kiss, Hungary in Hetalia, and Medusa in Souleater. Credits for Sentai Filmworks include Trixie in Blade Runner: Black Out 2022, Yuki in Food Wars, Chihaya in ChihayafuruCarmen in Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, Hestia in DanMachi, Satomi Murano in Parasyte: The Maxim, Deunan in Appleseed, Elsie in the World God Only Knows, Kelly in Halo Legends, Mirai Onozawa in Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Nagisa in Clannad, Kaname in Full Metal Panic!, Ringo in Air Gear, Mako in Nerima Daikon Brothers, Milia Fallyna in Macross, Haruko in Air, Risa in D.N. Angel, Tetsu in Peace Maker Kurogane, Duck/Tutu in Princess Tutu, Jinpei in Gatchaman and Paiman in Gatchaman Crowds, Sasshi in Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, and Yukari in Azumanga Daioh. You can also let her read you books on Audible! She @lucilovesmic on Twitter and can be found online at http://www.lucichristian.com . Ms. Christian holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Louisiana State University, and when she’s not working she’s usually happily hanging out with her husband and daughters and trying to use her powers for good.
Chairman of Anime Dallas, John Swasey started down the road of anime in 1997, when he landed his first role in Golden Boy from ADV Films. Since then, John has gone on to voice hundreds shows and characters. John’s wife once quipped that there are certain actors who might be the “Brad Pitts” of anime but John is the “Kevin Bacon” of anime. Being the character actor type has given John the freedom to voice bazillions of characters such as Undertaker in Black Butler, Salvador in Borderlands II (VG), Gendo in Evangelion, the Captain in Halo (VG), Lord Death in Soul Eater, Hoenheim in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sir Crocodile in One Piece, Salvador in Borderland II, Kogoro in Sgt. Frog, Huang in Darker than Black, Vulcan in Orphen, Ken in Kaleido Star, Captain Ahab in Hakugei The Legend of Moby Dick, Rikudoh in RahXephon, Mister in Coyote Ragtime Show, as well as roles in the live action films 2009 Lost Memories, Conduct Zero, Yesterday, Jungle Juice, and the Gamera trilogy. Most recently you can catch John in the broadcast series of GANGSTA as Chad, and Akame Ga Kill as Bols as seen on Toonami.