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Dave Fennoy has been a preeminent voice working in Los Angeles since 1990 and one of the most versatile voices in the industry providing voices for commercials, narrations, TV promos, award shows, animation and games. Lately he is known by 30+ million Hulu viewers as “The Hulu Guy”, the omnipresent voice of Hulu.com. His promo clients over the years include ABC, The WB, Fox, CBS, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, The Disney Channel and TV One. His campaign spokesvoice credits include Lexus, McDonalds, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, and ATT, Time Life Music R&B/Gospel and Southern Company.
Gamers enjoy his work on The Walking Dead gaming series as Lee Everett, StarCraft II, Metal Gear, That’s So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and many others. Narration credits include programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Science Channel’s popular series, “When Earth Erupts.”
His various film voices include Ghost Rider, Happy Feet and King’s Ransom, and he has proved a cartoon favorite in such series as The LeBrons, Kim Possible, Ben 10, Darkwing Duck, New Kids on the Block, Pro Stars, Johnny Quest, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Dave has been the show voice for several TV and award shows, among them Late Night with Gregg Kinnear, The Billboard Music Awards, The Teen Choice Awards, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and for the past 15 years The NAACP Image Awards.
Mr. Fennoy is a sought-after VO instructor, and the subject of a chapter in the book iSecrets of Voice Over Success by Joan Baker.
Melissa has been earning her keep as a voice over actress for almost a decade. A Bay Area local since 1989, Melissa divides her work between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her resume includes a wide variety of work, ranging from TV and radio commercials, to children’s interactive toys, animation, and video games.
Melissa’s most current claim to fame is being the voice of Clementine, From Telltale Games, The Walking Dead. This role just earned her a Spike TV VGA for best performance by a female, and the game itself has pulled in over 55 Game of The Year awards for 2012.
When not fighting zombies, Melissa has also voiced for League of Legends (Ashe), Deadly Premonition (Anna Graham and Sallie Graham), Sonic and the Black Knight (Merlina), Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (Marucho), Back to the Future: The Game (Trixie Trotter) Sam & Max Save the World (Stinky), Death Jr. II: Root of Evil (Pandora), and the list goes on! Melissa also got to dip her acting chops into the world of anime, by doing the voice of Chise, in Saikano: She the Ultimate Weapon, back in 2002, as well as the voice of Katie Forester in the Yo-kai Watch TV series. Currently Melissa is working on an animated series, called the Space Racers.
Canadian American actor Patricia Summersett began her career with figure skating in a small town in Upper Michigan. With a dream to pursue competitive ice dancing, it eventually led her to Quebec where she discovered her passion for stage, screen and voicework.
Having always loved video games, it led her to working on numerous projects from indie to AAA. Just recently she was the voice of Princess Zelda in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. She has also provided full performance capture for two assassins in the Ubisoft series Assassin’s Creed (Hope Jensen/Galina Voronina). Other selected titles include: Rainbow Six: Siege (Ash); For Honor (Knight Warden); Far Cry: Primal (Wenja) for Ubisoft; Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Eidos, Suikoden Tierkreis (Diadora/Servillah) for Konami and rumors of a new project with Spearhead Games.
You can also find Patricia in the Syfy world where she has portrayed Cmdr Patty Winger in Ron Moore’s Helix S2. Other TV/film credits include: CBC’s Bellevue, Go90’s Lost Generation with Katie Findlay, 19-2 (Bravo/CTV), Emma (BBC), MAZ by filmmaker Federico Hidalgo and The Saver by Wiebke Von Carolsfeld. She was also the official “Onset Smurf” representing Smurfette, Vexy and Clumsy as a voice/puppeteer for the making of Sony’s Smurfs 2.
Patricia has also performed in theatres across Canada, the US and the UK. She has been nominated for three META/MECCA (Montreal English Theatre/Critics Circle Awards) for “Best Lead Actor” and has been featured in roles such as Rosalind in As You Like it, Jacqueline in Trench Patterns (a captain with PTSD), Jill in Equus, Pinter plays and as the title role in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.
When she’s not on-set or in studio, she returns to Upper Michigan to sit with her family by Lake Superior. She is also a songwriter and singer for the band Summersett in Montreal. Patricia loves to travel, share fan art, practice stage combat, and she can invent a mean cookie and a bad joke, sometimes simultaneously.
Born in Cali, Colombia, Carolina Ravassa has appeared on The Affair opposite Dominic West, she’s done a few projects with comedian Reggie Watts and produced, directed, and starred in the web series Hispanglosaxon. She is known for her voice work in the video games, Overwatch (Sombra), Grand Theft Auto V (Taliana Martinez) and Max Payne III. Ravassa’s Off-Broadway credits include Every Love Story Ends in Tears, Romeo and Juliet, and Two Sisters. She will appear in the upcoming television series Dopamine and the films Havana Darkness, El Gallo, and Saint Nicholas. She is also slated to shoot a film in Italy in the fall.
Actress/Singer Anjali Bhimani is best known as the voice of Symmetra in Overwatch and Nisha in Fallout 4: Nuka-World. On TV, fans know her as Nina Patel on Modern Family and Wendy on Cassandra French’s Finishing School (currently airing on Fullscreen), and from appearances on such hit shows as NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, The Sopranos, Law and Order: SVU among many, many others. She can be seen in the upcoming film Trafficked with Ashley Judd, and played pageant queen Pinky Matthews in the hit movie, Miss India America. On Broadway, she played Bollywood diva Rani in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams and Myrrha in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. She’s the creator of the I Am Fun Size series of life hack/positivity YouTube series.
Mark Meer is internationally known for his role as Commander Shepard in Bioware’s Mass Effect Trilogy, in which he also stars as Blasto, Niftu Cal, the Vorcha, and many more. He’s also featured in the Dragon Age series, and provides numerous voices in the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Editions and in Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear from Beamdog.
Mark stars as the player character William McKenzie in The Long Dark from Hinterland Studio, and voices Canadian government agent Horse in the new Captain Canuck web series, The Prometheus Protocol, from Chapterhouse Studios. Mark is a writer and cast member on CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show, and a co-creator, writer, and star of Tiny Plastic Men, available on Super Channel in Canada and Hulu in the USA.
Ellen McLain is an opera singer and voice actress from Nashville, Tennessee. She provides voices for many characters in several video games from Valve. Among them are GLaDOS, the artificial intelligence antagonist in Portal (for which she won an AIAS Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance) and Portal 2, the announcer in Team Fortress 2, and the voice of the Combine overwatch for the Half-Life 2 series. She is the only person to have her voice in all of the games included in the Orange Box.
McLain sang the ending credits song to Portal, “Still Alive” and Portal 2, “Want You Gone,” both written by Jonathan Coulton. She also sang the opera-style turret song featured at the end of Portal 2, referred to by fans as the Turret Opera.
Ellen is married to John Patrick Lowrie, a fellow voice actor
John Patrick Lowrie
We are excited to announce that John Patrick Lowrie will be attending Game On Expo 2017! John Patrick Lowrie is the voice of the “Sniper” in Team Fortress 2, as well as many other characters from Halo 3, Infamous, F.E.A.R. 2, Half Life 2, DOTA 2 and more!
John was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Boulder, Colorado. At 16 he left home to make his way as a singer/guitarist/flautist/trombonist in a rock ‘n’ roll band, sleeping in parks and communes and getting to know several hippies. Surviving the draft, he graduated with highest distinction from the Indiana University School of Music and for a few years managed to make a living as a composer and guitarist in his acoustic fusion duo The Kiethe Lowrie Duet, garnering critical acclaim and opening for people who were much more famous than he was.
He then decided to become an actor because the pay was better and the work was steadier. To this day he remains the only person he knows of who has done this.
He met Ellen McLain, his wife of twenty-four years, in Arnhem, Holland on a European tour of a Broadway show and started his acting career in Palermo, Italy telling jokes to an opera house full of Sicilians who didn’t speak English. Success continues to dog his heels like an angry Pekinese.
John and his wife now reside in Seattle, where they divide their professional time between acting in live theater and voice acting for computer games and radio dramas.
Quinton Joseph Flynn
Quinton Joseph Flynn, known to friends and colleagues as “Q,” is an American voice actor, actor and writer.
He is most notable for providing the English voices of video game characters such as Raiden in the Metal Gear series, Croix in La Pucelle: Tactics, Axel in the Kingdom Hearts series, Reno in Final Fantasy VII and its sequels and prequels, Myifee in Ninety-Nine Nights, and as Henry in No More Heroes. He can also be heard in the strategy game Command & Conquer: Generals as the Hum-vee, Missile Defender, Pathfinder, Raptor, and U.S. Pilot units.
He is also a frequently recurring actor on the stop-motion sketch series Robot Chicken and the video game series Crash Bandicoot. His younger brother Bart Flynn is also a voice actor, both of whom have voiced characters on The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. He is also the current voice of Silver the Hedgehog. Outside of voice acting, he has a 3 track record in digital format titled, Puzzled Yesterdays. He is also the narrator of the Investigation Discovery TV Series I’d Kill For You.
Josh Petersdorf is a voice actor originally from the San Francisco Bay area but has been a native to Los Angeles for 7 years. With a background consisting of music production and improv work it was only natural his booming voice made it into your living room. Josh is best known for his work as Roadhog in Overwatch, Jace Darkweaver, Maxwell Tyrosus and various others in World of Warcraft as well as various characters in Hearthstone and Starcraft II and most recently Galio in League of Legends. He also voices Optimus Prime and Megatron at Universal Studios Hollywood and is also a featured VA in AMC’s Walking Dead Attraction. He has also performed as The Grinch in the annual Grinchmas event at Universal Studios Hollywood since 2012. Other projects he’s been featured in include the character Shade in Maple Story and Thorgrim in Breakaway.
Not just limited to animation and improv work, Josh’s commerical resume of work includes Shock Top, The Clorox Company, the San Diego Zoo and Dockers.
Master Daniel Pesina
Master Daniel Pesina, a gold medal winner in international as well as USA sanctioned martial arts tournaments, gained his notoriety for his contribution to the Mortal Kombat franchise. He gave life to Johnny Cage, father of all MK characters, Scorpion, the mascot for MK, SubZero, Scorpions nemesis, Reptile, first discoverable/hidden or secret character, Smoke and Noob Saibot. Master Pesina is also featured on the side art of the first MK arcade cabinets.
The creator of Mortal Kombat, John Tobais, asked his friend Master Daniel Pesina to help him construct a fighting game for a video game. Master Pesina was then given the task of translating ideas into physical motion, helping to create special moves of each character and recruiting athletes for the game. Master Pesina then guided characters in the transition to video game action or video game fighting.
During the early promotional development of the franchise, Master Pesina was often asked to get a group of characters together for local, national and international tours, including choreographing fight scenes to be video taped for ideas on how to translate the franchise into movies and a live tour. Interviews and photo ops for media events were also left up to Master Pesina for organization and implication. He feels his biggest contribution was helping develop a fight engine that could be easily applied to future projects and continues to live on in the series.
Master Pesina has done stunt work for the TMNT II movie as well as work on other independent movie projects.
He still teaches martial arts, attends retro gaming events nationally and internationally. Because of his vast experience in teaching and iconic characters he portrays, his seminars are popular for both martial artist cosplayers and the casual enthusiast or fan. Fun Fact, The Rope Dart for Scorpion’s weapon was Master Pesina’s idea.
Pat “The NES Punk” Contri
Pat Contri is a video game player, collector, and historian known for his web shows Pat the NES Punk, Flea Market Madness, and The Completely Unnecessary Podcast. He is the author of Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library, and conducts the live annual NES Charity Marathon benefiting children’s hospitals.
In his spare time he enjoys eating nachos, and hanging out with an old Jersey hippie named Frank.
The Gaming Historian
Norman is the creator of Gaming Historian, a YouTube documentary series that explores the history of video games. Want to learn about the landmark lawsuits that changed the industry? Or why the Power Glove wasn’t so bad after all? The Gaming Historian has you covered.
The show has more than 27 million views and over 300,000 subscribers, and has been featured on Destructoid, Polygon and Nintendo Life. Norman earned his history degree from Elizabeth City State University.
The Game Chasers
Billy and Jay from The Game Chasers will be coming out to Game On Expo! Billy and Jay make up the dynamic game collecting duo known as The Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming treasures of old. Whether it be gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even peoples attics, they seek out retro games and have a blast while doing it.
Chris Pope is an internet personality, video game developer, producer, social media professional, podcaster, and business owner. Pope is best known by fans as the SpacePope. Pope first gained internet notability in 2001 when “The Day Report” announced his breaking of the arcade Pac-Man Turbo world record as recorded by chief scoreboard record keeper Walter Day with Twin Galaxies. In 2008 he launched Tech Jives LLC, a social media and podcast production company. Pope is the creator of multiple live interview-based podcasts, including some of the first to do live interviews with celebrity film and voice actors.
In April 2012, Pope co-founded Guys From Andromeda LLC as an Executive Producer, programmer and community manager, overseeing their Kickstarter campaign and interacting with fans. Chris played a key role in helping Guys From Andromeda LLC get crowd funding through Kickstarter by taking the reins to generate excitement around the return of the Two Guys From Andromeda. This was in regards to their new game idea SpaceVenture. After the SpaceVenture Kickstarter campaign successfully raised $539,767, he began works with his partners, Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe (original creators of the Space Quest series from Sierra On-Line) in making the new game become a reality. Fans of his involvement with Guys From Andromeda also sometimes refer to him as the SpacePope.
In 2015, Pope and Crowe shifted focus on to a portion of SpaceVenture that didn’t require as much writing. This was due to Murphy needing some time away from the project for personal reasons. The game sequence features a hero character named Cluck Yegger. The Cluck Yegger sequence of SpaceVenture was planned from the beginning to play a key role in the game. To bring more funding into the project, Crowe and Pope decided to make the Cluck Yegger sequence into a game and release it to the public. The game was named Cluck Yegger in Escape From The Planet of The Poultroid. It was released to Kickstarter backers of SpaceVenture on October 29. 2015, and then was greenlit on Steam and released publicly on November 9, 2015. Pope voice acted in the Cluck Yegger in Escape From The Planet of The Poultroid video game as the Radio Announcer.