Morristown, NJ (April 30, 2018) – Bring out the special oil for your Tachikoma. Richard Epcar, voice of Batou from Ghost in the Shell, is coming to DerpyCon 2018!
Legendary Actor Richard Epcar is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 500 characters in Games, Animation and Anime. Best known as the voice of Batou in Ghost in the Shell, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us (Fighting Game of the Year!), Raiden in Mortal Kombat, Ansem in Kingdom Hearts, and Akuma in Street Fighter V!
Richard was voted one of the Top 20 Video Game Voice Actors of all Time and Top 20 Anime Actors of all time by IMDB! He was also nominated for Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in an Anime Movie by BTVA for his portrayal of Hokusai in Miss Hokusai.
Starting out in Robotech, you’ve heard him in Legend of Korra, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure as Joseph Joestar, Batman Unlimited as Commissioner Gordon, Pokémon Generations as Giovanni, Berserk, Peabody & Sherman, Transformers, The Asterisk War, Dragon Ball Super, Blood Lad, Lupin III, Monster, Naruto, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Monster Hunter World, Bleach, Skip Beat, Kenshin, SAO II, Durarara!!, GTO, A Lull in the Sea, Hunter × Hunter, Gundam, Macross, DC Super Friends, Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier, Lucky Star, Digimon, 7 Deadly Sins, X-Men, Gundam Unicorn, Stitch & Ai, Babylon 5, and Power Rangers to name a few, and he’s directing and voicing the all new Lupin III!
He’s also in tons of games including: Final Fantasy as Gaius and Ilberd, Saints Row, Mafia III, Arkham Origins, Skyrim, Infinite Crisis as the Joker, Call of Duty – Advanced Warfare, Mad Max, Smite, Cross Edge, Fire Emblem as Walhart and Jedah, Persona 5, MK vs D.C. Universe as the Joker and Raiden, Stargate SG-1 as Gen. Hammond, Call of Duty – Black Ops, Star Wars, Transformers, X-COM, Command & Conquer, Dead or Alive 3-D, Starcraft as Dark Templar, Dead Space, Xenosaga as Ziggy, Marvel Heros, World of Warcraft (15 characters), League of Legends as Xin Zhao, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Warriors, Blue Dragon, Star Ocean, Splinter Cell, Guilty Gears, .hack, Medal of Honor, Ghost Recon, Baton Kaitos Origins, Space Seige, Spec Ops, Bayonetta, Catherine, Tekken, Ace Combat and Resident Evil.
Richard has voice directed many games including: Arkham Origins, Dead Island: Riptide, Blue Dragon, Shadow Hearts II, Star Ocean 2 and 3, X-COM, Enemy Territory Quake Wars, Unreal Tournament 3, Jackass the Game, Smackdown vs. Raw, and Dead Head Fred; and voice directed many shows including: Ghost in the Shell 2, Lupin III, Robotech: Shadow Chronicles, Almost Heroes, Jungle Shuffle, The Reef, Monchichi, Grand Master, Noein, Digimon, Fighting Spirit, Patlabor 3, Zentrix, Azumi I & II, Fearless, Betty Blue, Iron Monkey, VR Troopers, Power Rangers, Ugly Betty Webisodes, Old Boy and many more.
He has also voice acted on several films including: Deadpool, Warcraft, Planet of the Apes, Capt. America: Winter Soldier, X-Men: First Class and Resident Evil 3, to name just a few.
On camera, Richard has appeared in many shows including: Warehouse 13, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Matlock, Cheers, V, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and a lead in the film, Altered Spirits, on Amazon.
ABOUT DERPYCON: Serving as a multi-genre pop culture convention in northern New Jersey, DerpyCon celebrates the culture of animation, fantasy, sci-fi, and gaming. DerpyCon is presented by Vidgle and Jenthony Enterprises, Inc. DerpyCon 2018 will be held November 9-11, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Morristown in Morristown, NJ. For more information and news about DerpyCon 2018, go to https://www.derpycon.com.