3rd Annual BTVA Anime Awards
Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Richard Epcar characters.
Demitri Maximoff
Edmond Honda
Xehanort / Ansem
Daisuke Jigen
Goemon Ishikawa XIII
Seijuro Hiko
Isao Ota
Ziggy / Ziggurat 8
Cyrus Temple
Frankenstein Monster
Richard Epcar

Richard Epcar

Birth Place: Denver, Colorado, United States
Date Of Birth: Apr 29, 1955
Voice Over Language: English

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Fave Anime: Transformers R.I.D, Samurai X, Digimon, Eagle-Riders, Teknoman

Auditioned for the role of Optimus Prime in Transformers R.I.D

Dream Works sent him to Norway to dub The Road to El Dorado and Chicken Run in Polish.

Has been a Transformers fan since back in the 1980's.

His debut voice role was in Robotech. He recalls that Harmony Gold made the VAs stay up all night recording. He is amazed that Robotech is still a very well known anime series.

Skills & Abilities: Comedy, Dialects & Accents, Drums, Horses, Impersonations, Most Sports, Singing, Some Martial Arts And Stage Combat

Husband of Ellyn Stern

Contact Info:

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(On how he got 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. Thank you Honey.

(On how he got involved with Transformers R.I.D) "Well it's funny, I remember Transformers when I was growing up. This is the forth U.S. incarnation of the series. I have done a lot of work for Saban/Fox as I mentioned, who is doing this version. I really have Tom Wyner to thank though, because he was asked by the producer who he thought should write the show and Tom recommended me. Thank you Tom."

(On Armorhide of Transformers R.I.D) "He's a dedicated soldier who really enjoys what he's doing. He just happens to be on the wrong team. If he was on the other side he would fight just as hard. I don't think he thinks about being on the right side or the wrong side, he follows his commands and does his best, and he really likes to blow stuff up."

(On writing & Acting) "I think that the fact that I'm an actor is extremely helpful to my writing. The fact that I'm on the other side of the mike, makes me able to understand a lot more about what goes on, how things are done, characterization, dialogue, performance and so on, than the normal writer, who hasn't experienced these things. The fact that I'm an actor-writer-director helps, because it affects and impacts a project on many levels, making it more dimensional and layered. I also feel that as a writer and director, I can relate better to the actor, being one myself."


Credited Roles On BTVA So Far: 190





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said at 4:36 PM on Sat Oct 11 2014
Anybody agree he could be a stellar voice double for Bryan Cranston?
Axem Red
said at 11:33 AM on Fri Oct 10 2014
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He's a pretty good singer!
said at 6:57 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
said at 5:09 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy Birthday!!
said at 3:00 PM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy Birthday to the man who's voice brought life to Bobobo-bo-bobo, Hanzo, Ziggy, Ansem, Dimitri, Walhart, all of his Digimon and Power Rangers voices, Mr.Noisy, Raiden, and Zangetsu.
said at 9:54 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy birthday Mr Epcar, you have such a kickass voice with many great roles.
said at 8:02 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy birthday Richard.
Polyester Funk
said at 1:22 AM on Tue Apr 29 2014
Happy birthday, Richard Epcar!
said at 7:34 AM on Mon Apr 28 2014
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Happy Birthday Mr. Epcar you are magnificent as Raiden, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Ansem, Dong Zhuo & Zenigata.
said at 10:16 AM on Mon Apr 28 2014
@UltimateSSJ4GokouEX well, happy early birthday.
said at 9:22 AM on Sat Mar 15 2014
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I hope he gets more chances to voice the Joker again. Troy Baker was great and I have a feeling he'll be a very recurring VA for him, but Epcar significantly improved and was a delight to hear in Injustice: Gods Among Us. He deserves yet another crack at the role.
said at 9:27 AM on Sat Mar 15 2014
Something I realized the other day, was that no Jokers have made me laugh more than Richard and Troy's.
said at 12:06 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
If he does more voice overs in domestic animation then I'll count him as one of the best VA's.
said at 11:27 AM on Fri Nov 15 2013
Love his Joker voice though he' not as good as Mark & Troy for sure. He does so many good roles in my mind.
said at 2:49 AM on Fri May 17 2013
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If you think he's limited, then you haven't heard him as the Joker, Mr. Noisy, Etemon, or Inspector Lunge. There are characters that he's done that I bet you didn't even know it was him.
said at 6:50 AM on Fri Jun 14 2013
@Lordmichael Not forgetting Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.
said at 7:13 PM on Tue Jul 30 2013
@Lordmichael I don't think he's limited, however he should stick to his more serious characters...with the exception of Mr. Noisy, Etemon, and Bobobo-bo-bobo.
said at 6:46 PM on Mon Apr 29 2013
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A classic talent and a charming man, my favorite roles of his would have to be Dong Zhuo (Warriors Orochi), Batou (Ghost in the Shell) and
Myotismon (Digimon Adventure).

Happy Birthday Mr. Epcar!
said at 1:54 AM on Sun Mar 24 2013
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said at 9:30 PM on Tue Mar 12 2013
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The only role I didn't like him as was replacing Billy Zane as Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, but other than that he's good! :)
said at 3:43 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
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Going to see him at a convention today. didn't realise that I listened to him all through growing up with his roles on PR and on Digimon.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:53 AM on Mon May 7 2012
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Definitely loved him as Myotismon and Etemon. :D Would've been interesting to hear him as Optimus.
said at 12:35 PM on Wed Dec 21 2011
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Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 12:00 AM on Thu Sep 15 2011
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He's voiced a lot of great characters over the years.

My favorite roles of his (at the moment) are:
- Myotismon (Digimon)
- Jigen (Lupin the 3rd)
- Kamogawa (Fighting Spirit)
- Batou (Ghost in the Shell)
- Zangetsu (Bleach)

#1 favorite Voice Actor
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A favorite Voice Actor
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Latest Reason:

"Love his villainous booming voice!"

- BioZero216
Who's your favorite Richard Epcar role? *
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
17.5% (14 votes)
12.5% (10 votes)
12.5% (10 votes)
10.0% (8 votes)
7.5% (6 votes)
7.5% (6 votes)
Daisuke Jigen
5.0% (4 votes)
5.0% (4 votes)
Joseph Joestar
3.8% (3 votes)
2.5% (2 votes)
Dong Zhuo
2.5% (2 votes)
2.5% (2 votes)
Argent Heinkel
1.3% (1 votes)
Mr. Noisy
1.3% (1 votes)
Genji Kamogawa
1.3% (1 votes)
Black Ghost / Scarl
1.3% (1 votes)
1.3% (1 votes)
Seijuro Hiko
1.3% (1 votes)
Kuroda Kanbe
1.3% (1 votes)
1.3% (1 votes)
Utsusumi Kamiki
1.3% (1 votes)
80 Total Votes