Many great guests are going to be announced for this year. Stay tuned and keep an eye on our website. Some guests may charge for autographs/photographs.
The guests at Anime Dallas are excited to meet you over the weekend! Many guests will have autograph tables at the convention. Some of our guests have contractual obligations that make it so they can not sign any autographs for free, while other guests may be able to sign more for free. The following guests are happy to sign one free autograph per person of an item that you’ve brought to be signed, such as a DVD or your program guide. These items must not be bootlegs, and some guests can’t sign Funko pop figures for free. The guests who are definitely offering at least one free autograph are: Monica Rial, Jamie Marchi, J Michael Tatum, David Wald, Jason Douglas, David Wald, Greg Ayres. Many of the other guests might also have free autographs, but please check out that guest’s autograph table or autograph session for confirmation first.
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.
J. Michael Tatum
Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, this reclusive actor/writer spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be called free-fall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.
Cast as Rikichi in 2005’s Samurai 7, Tatum’s inexplicable luck has held long enough to see his flag hoisted on a slew of dream roles, most notably Kyoya Otori in Ouran High School Host Club, suave, demonic Sebastian Michaelis in Black Butler, France in the Hetalia franchise, Tomoe from Kamisama Kiss, and the equal parts maniacal/vulnerable Okarin Rintarou from Steins;Gate. More recently, Tatum can be heard in the epic My Hero Academia as Teyna Iida.
Other characters the man still can’t believe he’s had the crazy good fortune to play include: Doumeki in XXXHolic, Jiro Mochizuki in Black Blood Brothers, Isaac Dian in Baccano!, both God Eneru and Dalton in One Piece, Komui Lee in D-Gray Man, Dororo in Sgt. Frog, the titular loveable savage of Heroic Age, Ryosuke Takahashi in Initial D, Lawrence Kraft in Spice and Wolf, Zarbon in Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Scar in Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood. His vocal “stylings,” much to the chagrin of drama teachers everywhere, he’s sure, have also been featured in Romeo X Juliet, Speed Grapher, Trinity Blood, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Black Cat, Nabari no Ou, Ghost Hunt, School Rumble, The Tower of Druaga, Aquarion, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles, Shuffle, Shigurui, Glass Fleet, Mushishi, Soul Eater, along with feature- length films such as Vexille, Summer Wars, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and Empire of Corpses, among many others. His videogame credits include Sir Hammerlock from the Borderlands franchise, Julius Kresnik from Tales of Xillia 2, Mr. Foster from Killing Floor 2, Kelvin and Pendles from Battleborn, and fifteen playable characters from SMITE.
And as if being involved with so many awesome shows wasn’t enough, in late 2007 the fluky so-and-so tempted fate by officially branching out into ADR directing and adaptive scriptwriting. His ADR directing credits to date include Aquarion, Jyu-oh-Sei, Romeo X Juliet, Big Windup, Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne and Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess), while his writing credits include substantial work on Ouran High School Host Club, Heroic Age, Initial D, Blassreiter, Ga Rei: Zero, Hero Tales, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Fractale, Deadman Wonderland, Steins;Gate, Assassination Classroom, Dragon Ball Z Kai and Attack on Titan.
Ever the workaholic, Tatum is currently burning the midnight oil on a number of exciting projects due for release later this year. He also co-hosts Ghoul Intentions, a spooky podcast dedicated to creeping you out. And before you ask, the “J” stands for… Well, it stands for whatever you’d like it to.
Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for over 20 years and is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to hundreds of anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card (Sakura), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman Wonderland (Shiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Food Wars (Jun), FMA Brotherhood (May Chang), Golden Kamuy (Asirpa), Maid-sama (Misaki), My Hero Academia (Tsuyu), One Piece (Tashigi), Ouran High School Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Saga of Tanya the Evil (Tanya), Seraph of the End (Krul), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Watamote (Tomoko), Yona of the Dawn (Yona) and many more. You can catch her on Toonami as Colonel Marin in gen:LOCK and as Bulma in Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Super. She voiced Jubilee on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and has also appeared in several video games including Fire Emblem Echoes, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Smite, Tales of Berseria, Ms.’Splosion Man, Borderlands 2, Borderland Pre-Sequel, and the Angry Birds series. Be sure to come by and say hello!
Greg Ayres has been blasting his way into 2019! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in the DragonBall universe in DragonBall Super as Frost, and equally excited blasting bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. Some other recent roles include Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, Yabase in the upcoming dub of Hitorijime My Hero, and even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic. He was also given the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks” at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from that show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen –from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage ofThe Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.
Whitney Rodgers is a Voice Actress, model and singer best known for her roles as “Meiko Shiraki” in Prison School and “Yozora” from Haganai and Hagani NEXT! . Whitney is “Lotta Hart” in FUNimations “Ace Attorney” and has played many other characters including: “Aguri Yukimura” in Assassination Classroom, “Margaret” in One Piece, “Artemis” from Maria the Virgin Witch, “Amelia Evans” in Freezing Vibration, and more. Whitney has also lent her voice to SMITE for the playable characters of “Ordo Solarus Amaterasu” and “Leona Genesis Jet Pack Fighter.” When she is not actively recording voice-overs, Whitney enjoys: going to the gym, drinking gallons of coffee, contact juggling, and growing gardens in her windowsill. You can follow her on Instagram: Whitney_Rodgers_Model or on Facebook: Whitney Rodgers Voice Actress.
An award-winning voice actor with FUNimation, Sentai Filmworks, Rooster Teeth, and the former ADV Films, Jason has voiced hundreds of lead and supporting characters in some of Anime’s most iconic titles. He’s best known as the English voice of ‘Beerus the Destroyer’ in Dragon Ball Super, ‘Gildarts Clive’ in Fairy Tail, ‘Claude Faustus’ in Black Butler 2, and ‘Aokiji Kuzan’ in One Piece. Most recently, Jason has made regular or featured appearances in BEM, Dr. Stone, Radiant, Yu-No, Special Crime Investigative Unit, and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. He’s also the voice of gamer-favorite ‘Krieg the Psycho’ in Borderlands 2 (and 3, if you can find him).
Other recent fan-favorite work includes Psycho Pass (Masaoka), Grimoire of Zero (Mercenary), Attack on Titan (Miche), RWBY (Jacques Schnee), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Miles), and Deadman Wonderland (Azuma).
Jason’s early career work with ADV FIlms includes Anime classics such as Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (Leon), Elfen Lied (Bandoh), Excel Saga (Il Palazzo), Dirty Pair Flash (Touma), Wandaba Style (Hanagata), Mezzo DSA (Harada), Rune Soldier (Louie), Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (Ms. Aki), Sorcerer Hunters (Marron), Supergals! (Tatsuki), Azumanga Daioh (Chiyo-Dad) and Gravion (Sandman).
On-screen, Jason played ‘Satan’ on AMC’s hit comic book adaptation Preacher, and spent four seasons as Alexandrian everyman ‘Tobin’ on The Walking Dead. Fans of Breaking Bad may remember Jason as ‘Detective Munn’ from seasons 4 and 5, and he’s been a recurring guest-star on ABC’s Nashville, NBC’s Revolution, and El Rey Network’s From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series. Feature film appearances include Sin City, A Scanner Darkly, Machete, Snitch, Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back, and the Coen Brothers’ Academy Award winner, No Country for Old Men.
Jay began his career in anime in the 1990s, when he landed his first role at ADV Films in Master of Mosquiton. Since then, he has appeared in more than 100 titles with studios including ADV Films, Funimation, Sentai Filmworks, Switchblade Pictures, Okratron 5000, and others. As a character actor, Jay has been able to voice a broad variety of colorful roles, with the occasional romantic lead thrown in for good measure. His notable credits over the past two decades are Mechazawa in Cromartie High School, Spitfire in Air Gear, Sho Zama in Aura Battler Dunbine, Shiryu in Saint Seiya, Chuu and Hammond in One Piece, Kagetane Hiruko in Black Bullet, Chief Kurama in Elfen Lied, Koji in Generator Gawl, Toru Watanabe in Excel Saga, The Fool in Kaleido Star, Crusty in Log Horizon, SSS in Madlax, Dera Mochimazzi in Tamako Market, Sanetoshi Watase in Penguindrum, Prince Mytho in Princess Tutu, and Giraffe in Revue Starlight, among many others.
Jay’s voice has also been featured in the live action features Dark Water, Synesthesia, Conduct Zero, The Fuccons, Touching Wild Horses, Gamera – Attack of Legion, as well as in the video game Unlimited Saga.
Jay had his Toonami debut playing Dr. Stylish in Akame ga KILL!, followed Shiro Kuramori in Parasyte – the maxim, and now Joichiro Yukihira in Food Wars!
Brandon McInnis is a voice actor, singer, and translator. He voices Sir Nighteye in My Hero Academia, Ganos in Dragon Ball Super, Finral Roulacase in Black Clover, Yuna D. Kaito in Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Yuta Hibiki in SSSS.GRIDMAN, Keita Amano in Gamers, Frodo Baggins in Lord of the Rings Online, Patrick Phelps in Black Butler: Book of Murder, Sonosuke Izayoi in Danganronpa 3, Erlang Shen in SMITE, Count St. Germain in Code: Realize, Arata Miyako in Midnight Occult Civil Servants, and many more.
He has interpreted for Nobuo Uematsu (famed Final Fantasy composer), Chihiro Fujioka (the director of Super Mario RPG), Hiroki Takahashi (the voice of Ryu in Street Fighter), and several Japanese bands including The Earthbound Papas, Versailles, and D. His translation of HTML5 Game Programming with Enchant.js, a textbook on programming video games, has been used in the game development curriculums of California Polytechnic State University, the New England School of Communications, and Uppsala University in Sweden.
With a deep love for music production and originally trained as an opera singer, Brandon also adapts and covers anime songs in English on his YouTube channel (youtube.com/branmci). Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @BranMci
Freddie Heinz is a voice actor who has appeared in the visual novel game Highway Blossoms, Manifest (the Fairy’s Tale Book 1) audiobook, and My Hero Academia. Freddie is also a producer for JoyRide Entertainment, a multimedia production team with a Youtube channel with over 30K subscribers. Freddie was a guest at last year’s convention where he judged alongside Chuck Huber during the “Now Voice This!” series of Panels. He is looking forward to returning to Anime Dallas and expanding his and JoyRide’s presence at this convention.
Jamie Marchi is a voice actress for video games and anime with well over 300 characters to date. She’s the voice of Ellie from Borderlands 2 (& 3) and Freya from Smite, as well as numerous popular anime roles include Rias Gremory from High School DxD, Mt. Lady from My Hero Academia, Junko Enoshima from Danganronpa, Cana Alberona from Fairy Tail, Lucoa from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Panty from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Liz from Soul Eater, Masane Amaha from Witchblade, and Mari from Love Live! Sunshine!! as well as other fan-favorite characters from Attack on Titan, Ancient Magus Bride, Hetalia, Death Parade, Deadman Wonderland, One Piece, Sgt. Frog, Shin Chan, Yu YuHakusho, Black Cat, Spice and Wolf, Sekirei, Heaven’s Lost Property, Tokyo Ghoul, Free!, and Snow White with the Red Hair. Jamie is very excited to be reprising her role of Motoko Minigawa from Fruits Basket, the very first role from an anime she ever played. Jamie has also written numerous English script adaptations, a few of her favorites being Space Dandy, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, Ancient Magus Bride, Hetalia, High School DxD, Yurikuma Arashi, The Devil is a Part Timer, Spice and Wolf, Snow White with the Red Hair, Sgt. Frog, and Yamada’s First Time.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor by BTVA for his iconic role as William T. Spears in Black Butler, Barry Yandell is a well-known and very busy regional stage actor and voiceover artist based in North Texas. Most recently, Barry lends his voice talent to the characters of Conehead in Fire Force, Zelada in Cop Craft and Kodai in Yu-No. Fans will recognize his voice contributions in some of the most popular Anime series to date including Alexis Kerib in SSSS Gridman, Yoki in Full Metal Alchemist, Mr. 2 Bon Clay in One Piece, Little Demon in Soul Eater, Dwarf Shaman in Goblin Slayer, and Popuko in Pop Team Epic. Additional roles include an array of characters from Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Fairy Tail, and Attack on Titan to name a few. Please visit Barry’s actor pages at IMDB.com and behindthevoiceactors.com for a full listing of characters and upcoming new roles.
Austin Tindle is an american actor. His birth was foretold by a swallow, in a remote location in Orlando, Florida. At the moment he burst forth from the womb a new star formed and illuminated the sky, the seasons suddenly changed from winter to spring and a double rainbow appeared. At three weeks old he had learned to walk and by eight weeks he was talking. His voice over career began soon after. He was raised in Austin, Texas, which was retroactively named after him. He has since voiced many characters in English dubbed anime including: Ken Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul), Marco Bodt (Attack on Titan), Karma Akabane (Assassination Classroom), Avilio Bruno (91 Days), Seborgia (Hetalia), Raspberry (Dragon Ball Z), Accelerator (A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun), Ichirohiko (The boy and the Beast). You can also hear him voicing leading roles in many other shows including: Is This a Zombie, Guilty Crown, D-Frag, Gonna Be The Twin-Tail, Prince Of Stride, Prison School, Tamo No-Rin, ACCA, Maria the Virgin Witch, Snow White with the Red Hair, Trickster, Shangri-La, Cross Ange, My Love Story and more. I’m pretty sure he does video games too, like Raspberry in Dragonball Xenoverse and Hou Yi in Smite. Austin currently resides in Dallas Texas, where he enjoys his leisure time as a master golfer, after picking up the game for the first time in 2016 when he shot a 38-under par round that included no fewer than 11 holes in one. He consists on a humble diet and employs a servant to inspect every grain of rice that is served to him; any with the most minor of flaws is discarded. He has never used a toilet as his body recycles everything it consumes with flawless efficiency. Also, he invented the hamburger.
Matt Shipman is a Texas and New York based Voice Actor, ADR Writer, ADR Engineer, and all around nerd-guy. He is best known for voicing Hiro in DARLING in the FRANXX, Chrome in Dr. Stone, Inasa in My Hero Academia, Floch in Attack on Titan, and Shay in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. Additionally, he can be heard in GOSICK as Kazuya Kujo, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest as Hajime, One Piece as Cavendish, Special 7 as Nanatsuki, Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits as Byakuya, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These as Julian Mintz, Ai no Kusabi as Norris, World War Blue as Gear, Tokyo Ghoul:re as Yusa Arima, Goblin Slayer as Greenhorn Warrior, Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru as Higekiri, Ensemble Stars as Arashi, Alecdora in Black Clover, Tony Freyd in Wise Man’s Grandchild and many other anime. Matt writes scripts for Funimation (New Game!!, A Sister’s All You Need., Teasing Master Takagi-san) and Media Blasters (Juden-Chan, Ai no Kusabi) and occasionally assistant directs (How Heavy are the Dumbells you Lift?, Ensemble Stars, Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou, Minotaur). He also co-owns Kocha Sound alongside Brittany Lauda. Matt plays Street Fighter, loves the Zero Escape and Persona series, watches seasonal anime, plays card games, and loves to talk about all things nerdy. Talk to him on Twitter (@MattShipmanVO)!
Brittany Lauda is a TX/NY voice actress & ADR director who is best known for playing Ichigo in DARLING in the FRANXX, Yuzuriha in Dr. Stone, Riko in Made in Abyss, Mai in Nichijou, Cow Girl in Goblin Slayer, Lessar in A Certain Magical Index, Kenya in That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Audrey Belrose in Huniepop/Huniecam, Osana Najimi in Yandere Simulator, Miza Kusakari in Tokyo Ghoul:re, Kaoru Daichi in Ladies versus Butlers, and Mirim in Queen’s Blade (to name a few!). You can also catch her voice in Pokemon XY, Hasbro apps & games like My Little Pony and Transformers, Aphmau animations as Cathy and various video games like Battlerite, Smite, Yokai Kitchen, Heroes Arena and Minotaur. Other anime credits of hers include Hina Logic, My Girlfriend Is A Shobitch, Double Decker: Doug & Kirill, Wise Man’s Grandchild, Attack on Titan, Dies Irae, Seven Mortal Sins, Juden-Chan: Recharged, Rio: Rainbow Gate, My First Girlfriend is a Gal,World War Blue, Fairy Tail, Gosick, King’s Game, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Senran Kagura 2: Shinovi Master, Overlord, Deathmarch to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Morose Mononokean, Concrete Revolutio, Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls and more. She co-owns Kocha Sound where she does directing & casting for titles like YIIK: A Postmodern RPG and Minotaur as well as anime series like Ai No Kusabi, Ladies versus Butlers, Juden-Chan: Recharged and World War Blue. Outside of Kocha, she is an ADR Director at both Funimation and Media Blasters. Some titles she has directed (lead/assistant) include: Hensuki: Would you fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s cute?, Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (both seasons), That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Angels of Death, The Morose Mononokean (seasons 1 and 2), Million Arthur (seasons 1 and 2), Dies Irae, Chio’s School Road, Wise Man’s Grandchild and more.
Outside of voice over & directing, Brittany enjoys playing with her Shiba Inu named Raven, playing video games, trying not to play more World of Warcraft, bronzing it up in League of Legends, squeeing at how cute Gon & Killua are in HUNTERxHUNTER and telling herself she doesn’t need more figurines of shonen husbandos like Hisoka, Inosuke, Gen and Kurama. Check out BrittanyLauda.com for more info, or follow her on twitter @BrittanyLaudaVO for shenanigans.
Jeremy Inman has been Voice Acting and Directing in Anime for 20 years. Starting with Android 16 in Dragonball Z, he has gone on to voice many other fan favorites in multiple shows. Currently Captain Obi in Fire Force, now on Toonami, as well as Magne in My Hero Academia, also on Toonami. More noted roles include JJ in Yuri! On Ice! , Taurus in Fairy Tail and Magellan in One Piece. Along with Voice Acting Jeremy is a Director at Funimation and has helmed such awesome projects like Golden Kamuy, My Roommate is a Cat, Saga of Tanya the Evil, and much more.
Voice actor, audio geek, photographer, and mom. Kara Edwards is most well known for voicing Goten, Gotenks and Videl in DragonBall Z and DragonBall Super. Additional roles include Bubble Girl in My Hero Acedamia, Chihiro in Danganronpa, Nymph in Heaven’s Lost Property, , Hikage in Senran Kagura, Aika in High School DxD, Vento of the Front in A Certain Magical Index II, Teddy in Last Exile, Murugu in Yu Yu Hakusho, Eternal Feather in Soul Eater Not!, Female Russia in Hetalia, Lil in One Piece, Pipimi in Pop Team Epic, Mina in Darker Than Black, Patty Baldwin in The Sacred Blacksmith, Febrie and Tesso in A Certain Scientific Railgun S, and many more. Popular game characters include Gotenks and Videl in FighterZ, Athena in Smite, and Shayne and Sister Aria in Battleborn. Outside of anime, Kara can be heard on TV and radio voicing projects for clients such as Barbie, Nintendo, Subway, Coca-Cola, Sports Illustrated, Kenmore, Shopkins, State Farm, and many more! For more information, check out http://www.karaedwards.com.
Texas-based actor Wendy Powell absolutely loves what she does, performing in all forms of media: film, television, radio, narration, and video games. But where her character-creating skills truly come to life is in anime! Mirroring the shapeshifting abilities of her iconic Fullmetal Alchemist role Envy, she changes her voice into anything and everything imaginable, including quirky robots, mysterious omnipotent aliens, little old fox ladies, wispy exorcists, and everyday human beings.
Wendy attended Texas Christian University, majoring in Theater. She’s also an alumna of the Disney College Program, studying editing on The Rocketeer and The Rescuers Down Under. After graduating in 1993, she’s worked steadily as a professional actress ever since.
In 2000, Wendy first began working with Funimation as Amick Hendar in Blue Gender, and from there she just kept on going! Her most well-known roles include Ilena in Claymoire, Mukuro in Yuyu Hakusho, Miss Merry Christmas in One Piece, and as a “guest star” Popuko in Pop Team Epic! Of course, Wendy’s vocal transformations can be heard in so much more, including My Hero Academia, Overlord, Space Dandy, Fruits Basket, Case Closed, D. Gray Man, Fairy Tail, Sengoku Basara, Prince Adventures, Sgt. Frog, and… well, how much time do you have, because at over 120 titles, this list could go on for a while…
Wendy has also performed in videogames such as The Gunstringer, Bloodrayne 2, Spikeout: Battlestreet, and as the enigmatic “Watcher” in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel. She confesses that, while she plays characters in videogames… she’s kind of bad at actually playing videogames. (^_^;)
Wendy’s passion for acting is matched only by her passion for teaching. For over a decade, she has taught middle school theatre, grateful for the opportunity to educate and encourage young actors. She also loves meeting people at conventions, which lets her share her love of acting in person. When not behind the mic or in front of the classroom, Wendy enjoys the outdoors, reading nonfiction, and floral design. She lives in Dallas with her husband, her seven-year-old son, and a menagerie of animal companions: a black Labrador, a white German Shepherd, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, and a turtle (named Crusher).
John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in anime for over 20 years, providing voices for dozens of popular anime titles for ADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur Randall in Black Butler, Hakuoro in Utawarerumono, and D in Sentai’s recent re-release of Vampire Hunter D. More recent roles include Roland Chapelle in Food Wars, Takeshi Hirokawa in Parasyte: The Maxim and General Liver in Akame Ga Kill!, all seen on Adult Swim’s Toonami.
A professional video editor for over 20 years, John worked on the supplemental materials ADV’s 2010 release of Halo Legends and for FUNimation’s release of Assassination Classroom Vol 2. He studied film at The University of Texas at Austin and Theatre Arts at The Juilliard School of Drama.
Christina Marie Kelly (born November 13, 1991 in Newport Beach California) is an American actress and voice actress for Sentai Filmworks and Funimation Entertainment. Christina attended the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance, and graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. In Houston Texas she’s appeared on stage at A.D. Players, Unity Theatre and The Catastrophic Theatre. Christina is also represented by The Pastorini Bosby Agency.
Some of her roles in anime include Ichika Takatsuki in Waiting in the Summer, Claudine in, Revue Starlight, Alice Nakiri in, Food Wars!, Iroha Igarashi in, Real Girl, Mikoto Kondo in Kampfer, Shizuku in My Girlfriend is a Shobitch, Sakiko Michimoto in, Boogiepop and Others, Fu Sagami in, Release the Spyce, Padparadscha in Land of the Lustrous, Sylphonford Tachibana in, Himouto! Umaru-chan, Yamato in Kancolle, Loki in, Is It Wrong to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon?, Satone Shichimiya in Love Chunibyo and Other Delusions- Heart Throb, and Mine in Akame Ga Kill which was featured on Cartoon Network for Adult
Behind the Voice Actors nominated Christina for Breakthrough Voice
Actress of the year in 2015 and 2017 for Best Supporting Role in Himouto
Umaru-Chan. Follow Christina on Instagram @itschristinakelly and Twitter
R Bruce Elliott
R BRUCE ELLIOTT was born shortly after the Civil War in a beautiful twelve-story cabin he built himself out of empty beer cans and his own ear wax. A long-time professional actor based in Dallas, Texas, “Our Bruce” has performed all over the United States, including work in theatre, film, television, radio, commercials, beauty pageants, tailgate parties and anything else he could hypnotize or harass someone into letting him do.
But in late 2003, his long and unconventional career ultimately led not to the public disgrace and early grave a gypsy fortune teller had long ago predicted would be his fate, but rather to his real calling — voice acting! After an audition at this weird place called FUNImation, he was utterly amazed and delighted to be cast in his very first role there – the bumbling detective Richard Moore in Case Closed, a character he would wind up performing in over 120 episodes and 6 movies. To his further astonishment, he would be cast again and again over the next sixteen years at FUNImation, totaling to date about 220 characters in 200-plus different anime shows and movies.
Some of his favorite roles include Guild Master Makarov in Fairy Tail, Dot Pyxis in Attack on Titan, Captain Ginyu in Dragon Ball Z Kai (and DBZ Super), Narrator in Space Dandy, Sgt. Frog, School Rumble and Burst Angel, Whitebeard (and five other characters) in One Piece, Basque Gran in Full Metal Alchemist, Tanaka in Black Butler, Bookman in D Gray Man, samurai leader Kambei in Samurai Seven, Conrad in Romeo X Juliet (which he also co-directed with his friend and colleague J. Michael Tatum), Szilard Quates in Baccano!, Mr. Saito in Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad,; and Hayato in Kenichi, the Mightiest Disciple. More recently, he can be heard as Mr. Gray in Angels of Death, Master Roshi in Chio’s School Road, Yassan in Hinamatsuri, Matsuba in Kakuriyo – Bed and Breakfast for Spirits, Yanni Yogi in Ace Attorney, Hannibal in Drifters, Big Boss Scree in The Morose Mononokean, and Chief Engineer Tokugawa in Star Blazers (originally Space Battleship Yamato). Mr. Elliott has also had roles in about twenty anime films, notably including the villainous The One in Empire of Corpses, Hosokawa in Wolf Children, The High Seeker in Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, and Dr. Wheelo in Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest. Finally, the especially sharp-eared might recognize his dulcet tones in the occasional video game, such as Aeon Flux, Orcs Must Die (1 & 2), Bloodrayne 2, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Smite (multiple characters), eleven or twelve different Dragon Ball Z games (all but one as the fearless-but-brainless Captain Ginyu of the Ginyu Force), and both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands 3.
Bruce wants everyone to know he absolutely loves being a voice actor and plans to continue doing it “until they pry the microphone from my cold, dead hands, dammit!” Of course, at his advanced age, that could be any minute now – so get those autographs while you can, people!
Texan Heat Nerdlesque
Formed February 12th, 2016, Texan Heat Nerdlesque brings nerdy burlesque, variety, and aerial acts all around Texas, and gradually spreading to out-of-state conventions! We have performed at conventions such as: A-KON, San Japan, Haven Con, Dream Con, Delta H Con, and many more! Many of our performers have also worked with groups such as: Tuesday Tease at Sue Ellen’s, Glitterbomb Denton, Bang Bang Cabaret/The House of Dollz, The Ken Dolls, Stars and Garters Burlesque, and more! We are delighted to return to Anime Dallas with a far more extravagant show than the previous year and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer!
Neko Neko Maid and Host Club
Neko Neko Maid and Host Club is an exciting maid and host cafe based off of idol cafes in Akihabara, Japan! From the moment you enter the door, an adorable maid will be ready to show you to your table where you can get to know your own beautiful maid or host as well as the other con-goers at your table. Come celebrate 10 years of moe maid magic within Texas’s original touring maid cafe!
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.
Meet your board members.
- John Swasey
- More to come.
Many guests will be happy to sign autographs and take photos with fans at the convention for free, though some may charge. Though the board members may be busier than usual, we want to bring fans and industry members like ourselves closer together.