Richard Newman

Richard Newman

Date Of Birth: Nov 2, 1946
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Popularity: 415th All Time, 663rd This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Father of actress Sofia Newman

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Talent Agency:
http://www.llatalent.com

Other Professions:

-Guitarist and vocalist of the band Just What the Doctor Ordered (1973-1976)
-Percussionist and vocalist of the band Sweet Dick (1981-2005)

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THE VOICES OF Richard Newman

Credits On BTVA: 123 Roles from 81 Titles  [ Only show characters with sound clips ]

  • ALL
  • SHOWS
    (52)
  • MOVIES
    (21)
  • GAMES
    (7)
  • NARRATION
    (3)

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GreenGoblin75
said at 8:07 PM on Wed Nov 2 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Richard Newman!!!

Excellent performances as Captain Ginyu, M. Bison, Rhinox, High Evolutionary, Omega Red, Megatron, Vector Prime, & Professor Slopsink!!!
Troodon2
said at 4:51 PM on Wed Nov 2 2016
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Happy 70th Birthday Richard. You're deep aggrandizing voice is practically unique among voice actors, it's almost hard for me to find someone in LA comparable to you.

You made a tough and intelligent sounding Ginyu, and as hammy as Bison was in the Street Fighter cartoon, I thought you're performance more than made up for it; and you made a superb stand in for Bruce Greenwood as Chiron in Class of the Titans.

Live long and prosper my good man.
HylianBelmont
said at 8:41 AM on Wed Nov 2 2016
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Happy Birthday Richard Newman! His M. Bison is a classic, and his Ginyu voice has the most personality and charm in my opinion!
tmnisaac
said at 7:44 AM on Wed Nov 2 2016
Happy Birthday Richard Newman!
HienFan
said at 3:14 AM on Wed Nov 2 2016
Happy birthday the most memetic Bison ever
CelestialOuroboros
said at 9:51 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday, Richard Newman! I killed my father, too, and you don't hear me whining about it. Okay, real talk now, his M. Bison is just so DELICIOUS. Memes or otherwise, Newman does a really great job as the cartoon version of the character, sounding funny, charming, and all-around villainous. He's way better portraying the mighty Bison than Gerald C. Rivers is. Additional favorite Richard Newman roles include Totosai, Omega Red, Bear Hugger, Captain Ginyu, Mr. Turtle, Vector Prime, and J. Jonah Jameson. YES! YES!
Shaun Ince
said at 7:43 PM on Tue Dec 1 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
YES! YES!!!
Ghosty404
said at 8:23 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
BISOOOOOON!
Autovolt
said at 1:11 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Richard Newman!

He has an excellent voice for over the top villains to commanding authority figures and even old characters.

His roles in the Transformers franchise are among my favourites of his. Rhinox is easily my favourite character of his, Rhinox is just a well rounded character he's intelligent, strong, a dependable friend and can even make for a scary villain when necessary. Vector Prime is a close second, I felt he poured his soul in this wise ancient guardian of time and space especially in the episode Guardian when Vector Prime makes his ultimate sacrifice. His Megatron in Energon was really good too, He actually does a nearly spot on impression of David Kaye's Megatron. It's a shame he didn't fill in as Megatron again in Cybertron when Kaye was once again unavailable but I understand why since in that episode Megatron shares a major important scene with Vector Prime, so it would have been really awkward with them having such similar voices. If Vancouver ever gets to do Transformers again and David Kaye can't reprise Megatron even from LA, I would welcome Richard as the voice of Megatron for that Transformers series.

His M. Bison in the Street Fighter cartoon is really iconic as well. Especially for how he became a internet meme in recent years, despite that I feel Richard pulls this character off the best, yes even better than Tom Wyner and especially more than Gerald C. Rivers.

I also loved his performances as Captain Ginyu, Porunga, Oolong, Totosai, Emperor Dornkirk, Juzo Shingu, Maysa/Captain Beef, Admiral Duane Halberton, Massoud Rachmadi, Rachmann, Zekkai, Principal Bill McCammon, J. Jonah Jameson and Cranky Doodle Donkey.
Autovolt
said at 9:25 AM on Fri Oct 14 2016
It was great re-watching Beast Wars earlier this summer and Richard's performance as Rhinox still holds up rather nicely just like every other performance in the show. I just don't think any other VA could have pulled this role off as perfectly as Newman was able to do, making him so well rounded.

Also it's rather amusing that he shares his birthday with his Beast Wars co-star David Kaye, especially since they both voiced Megatron in Transformers: Energon.

It's great he's been able to reprise as Cranky Doodle Donkey in some of the more recent MLP episodes.

I also enjoyed his performance as Mozzarella in Trouble Chocolate.

Happy Birthday Richard Newman!

Also if any of you folks are in the Chicago area next week, Richard Newman is a guest at this years TFCon Chicago. I think it's awesome he's doing the convention scene now.
Autovolt
said at 1:11 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Happy Birthday Richard Newman!

He has an excellent voice for over the top villains to commanding authority figures and even old characters.

His roles in the Transformers franchise are among my favourites of his. Rhinox is easily my favourite character of his, Rhinox is just a well rounded character he's intelligent, strong, a dependable friend and can even make for a scary villain when necessary. Vector Prime is a close second, I felt he poured his soul in this wise ancient guardian of time and space especially in the episode Guardian when Vector Prime makes his ultimate sacrifice. His Megatron in Energon was really good too, He actually does a nearly spot on impression of David Kaye's Megatron. It's a shame he didn't fill in as Megatron again in Cybertron when Kaye was once again unavailable but I understand why since in that episode Megatron shares a major important scene with Vector Prime, so it would have been really awkward with them having such similar voices. If Vancouver ever gets to do Transformers again and David Kaye can't reprise Megatron even from LA, I would welcome Richard as the voice of Megatron for that Transformers series.

His M. Bison in the Street Fighter cartoon is really iconic as well. Especially for how he became a internet meme in recent years, despite that I feel Richard pulls this character off the best, yes even better than Tom Wyner and especially more than Gerald C. Rivers.

I also loved his performances as Captain Ginyu, Porunga, Oolong, Totosai, Emperor Dornkirk, Juzo Shingu, Maysa/Captain Beef, Admiral Duane Halberton, Massoud Rachmadi, Rachmann, Zekkai, Principal Bill McCammon and Cranky Doodle Donkey.
tmnisaac
said at 12:27 PM on Wed Oct 14 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Happy Birthday Rhinox, Captain Ginyu, Toadborg, Wood Man, Five Eyes, Grenader, M. Bison from The Street Fighter Cartoon, Golem from Monster Rancher, High Evolutionary, Rattlor, Totosai, Maysa, Vector Prime, and Cranky Doodle Donkey.
CuriousUserX90
said at 4:34 AM on Wed Oct 14 2015
Happy 66th. I've known him from these shows I saw:
*Secondary Antagonist of the Silverwing Movies, Brutus the Owl.
*The Race Marshall in Dragon Booster.
*The Principal from Being Ian, McCammon.
*Chiron from Class of the Titans.
*The Mayor in Edgar and Ellen.
Regomania
said at 3:28 AM on Wed Oct 14 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
NEWMA- oh no wait, wrong newman. sorry, sorry.

happy birthday!
Polyester Funk
said at 1:08 AM on Wed Oct 14 2015
Happy birthday, Richard Newman. He's played some cool characters.
tmnisaac
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Aug 12 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
Congrats to Richard Newman for hitting 100 Roles.
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 10:45 PM on Mon Apr 20 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Does anyone else think he would be a great fit for Isaac Netero? If Ocean dubs Hunter X Hunter 2011, he's my personal pick for the part. :)
Nightmare Crusher
said at 6:40 PM on Tue Apr 14 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
So, um, apparently things haven't been going so well for Richard Newman here.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/raise-a-million-for-m-bison#description
I figured it might be good to share this in case anyone is interested.
Starscreamsfan
said at 7:01 PM on Tue Apr 14 2015
@Nightmare Crusher That's really sad. I really hope they keep the house, because from what I've read, it has a great sentimental value.

Best of luck to Richard and his family on these tough times.
Dogman15
said at 4:07 AM on Fri Apr 17 2015
@Nightmare Crusher I just might give some to this pretty soon. EqD posted about it, too.
Skullgrin140
said at 6:46 AM on Tue Apr 21 2015
In some way that explains why Richard hasn't done that much in recent years, a man of his talent deserves more voice work.
tmnisaac
said at 12:01 PM on Tue Apr 21 2015
@Skullgrin140 well he appeared in a recent episode of Supernatural as Oliver Pryce.

Here's his picture: http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/images/b/bd/OliverPryce.png
Starscreamsfan
said at 4:02 PM on Tue Apr 21 2015
@tmnisaac I saw Richard once as Shylock in the 2011 Merchant of Venice play at the Bard on the Beach festival. So he has mostly been active on stage, but not too much on TV or voiceovers.
tmnisaac
said at 5:29 PM on Tue Apr 21 2015
@Starscreamsfan nice
Skullgrin140
said at 3:29 AM on Wed Apr 22 2015
On screen wise it's nice to see Richard do an on screen appearance for a chance, any ocean actor make an appearance in front of the camera is nice to see that these guys are still doing some form of work.
tmnisaac
said at 12:34 PM on Sat May 2 2015
@Skullgrin140 indeed man
Polyester Funk
said at 11:52 PM on Sat Apr 26 2014
 3 Shout Outs!
Rhinox, Vector Prime, Rattlor, Lord Dactys, Faceless One, Captain Ginyu. He's cool.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Richard Newman role? *
Rhinox
29.4% (10 votes)
Cranky Doodle Donkey
17.6% (6 votes)
Vector Prime
11.8% (4 votes)
Captain Ginyu
11.8% (4 votes)
M. Bison
8.8% (3 votes)
Totosai
8.8% (3 votes)
Bear Hugger
5.9% (2 votes)
Maysa
5.9% (2 votes)
34 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
Listen to other actors who have also voiced the following Richard Newman characters.
Wood Man
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Captain Ginyu
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Porunga
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Rhinox
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