Tony Oliver

Tony Oliver

Date Of Birth: May 12, 1958
Birth Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Popularity: 225th All Time, 213th This Week

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said at 12:41 PM on Sat May 12 2018
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Happy birthday, Harry McDowell!

said at 4:09 AM on Sat May 12 2018
Happy Birthday Tony Oliver!
said at 4:05 AM on Sat May 12 2018
Happy birthday, Tony Oliver!!!

I really enjoyed him as Shaft and Juo Kurohagi.
EPA Deane
said at 2:07 AM on Sat May 12 2018
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Have A Very Happy 60th Birthday Tony Oliver.

Fantastic Voice Actor and Director. I'd be really interested in see him branch off into to doing Voice Directing for some Western Animation as well as Anime.

My Top 10 Favourite Roles from him are:

10. Juo Kurahagi (Wolverine (Marvel Anime)
9. Kunio Murai (Great Teacher Onizuka)
8. Mata (Outlaw Star)
7. King Seadoph (Klonoa: Door to Phantomile)
6. Shaft (Castlevania: Symphony of The Night)
5. Arsene Lupin III (Lupin The 3rd)
4. Hap (Eureka Seven)
3. Maximilien Morrel (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo)
2. Bang Shishigami (Blazblue)
1. Nagamitsu (Samurai Champloo)
said at 4:43 PM on Fri Mar 2 2018
I hope he voices The Ant King Meruem!
said at 9:20 PM on Fri Dec 1 2017
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Tony is such a talent he great as Saba, Rick Hunter, Ranmaru Shindo, Bruford, Kobayakawa Hideaki, Bang Shishigami, Lancer, Arsene Lupin III, Ulquiorra Cifer, and Minato Namikaze
said at 1:02 PM on Wed Aug 30 2017
I think he would make a good Meruem if he uses his lquiorra Cifer voice. He has the sort of voice the seiyuu evokes, or at least the same tone of speaking.
said at 4:33 AM on Sun May 14 2017
Happy belated birthday, Tony.
said at 8:34 PM on Fri May 12 2017
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Happy Birthday Tony Oliver.

Top Five roles from him are:

1. lquiorra Cifer (Bleach)
2. Minato Namikaze (Naruto)
3. Lancer (Fate/Stay Night)
4. Older Simon
5. Beans (Hunter x Hunter)

Not only is he one of the greatest voice actors he is also a phenomenal voice director as he perfectly focuses on the actor's performances of the characters they are portraying which makes him distinct compared to the other voice directors at Bang Zoom! (Alex von David, Chris Cason etc..).

I really am enjoying his direction in "Hunter x Hunter" dub so far and also enjoyed his directorial work on "Gurren Lagann", "Eureka Seven", "K-On!", "Magi", and the "Fate" series.
said at 7:16 AM on Fri May 12 2017
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Happy Birthday, Rafael Olivier aka Tony Oliver! One of the most memorable figures within the anime dubbing domain, the man is practically as good a VA as he is a voice director; speaking of the latter, he's been doing a solid job with Hunter x Hunter thus far. I also enjoyed his directorial work on Gurren Lagann, Eureka Seven, K-On!, and (to a smaller extent) Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan.

Regarding voice roles, Tony was really good as Ulquiorra Cifer, Nagamitsu, Beans, Arsene Lupin III, Shinkai, Amezo, Sojiro Izumi, Hap, Bang Shishigami, Vincent Dorin, Simon (Older), Minato Namikaze, and Rokuroshi.
said at 5:46 AM on Fri May 12 2017
Happy Birthday Tony Oliver!
said at 4:35 AM on Fri May 12 2017
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Happy Birthday Tony Oliver!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Harry McDowell (Gungrave)
2.) Lancer/Cu Chulainn (Fate/Stay Night)
3.) Bang Shishigami (Blazblue)
4.) Simon (Older) (Gurren Lagann)
5.) Arsene Lupin III (Lupin The 3rd)
6.) Maximilien Morrel (Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo)
7.) Seitaro Yagiriin (Durarara!!)
8.) Nagamitsu (Samurai Champloo)
9.) Hap (Eureka Seven)
10.) Beans (Hunter X Hunter)

I really enjoyed his direction for Hunter X Hunter thus far, Tony is the right choice to direct most of the long running shonen series being done at Bang Zoom and according to Matthew Mercer, Tony is now directing Jojo's Bizarre Adventures which is also a perfect fit for his direction style, with Tony directing, The Jojo dub will be salvageable.
said at 6:42 AM on Sun May 13 2018
He's been killing it with the Jojo and Hunter X Hunter dubs.

Also great he's been able to continue to reprise as Lancer in the Fate series.

Happy Birthday Tony Oliver!
said at 8:09 PM on Sat Aug 27 2016
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So glad he gets to voice Lupin again!
Darkness Dragon
said at 10:32 PM on Sat Jul 16 2016
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He has done so many things and given many great performances Harry McDowell is my favorite role
said at 9:02 PM on Fri May 13 2016
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I know this is one day late, but Happy Birthday Tony Oliver!!!

Arguably, one of Bang Zoom!'s best ADR directors out there, as he does an incredible job on voice directing several of our favorite shows such as Gurren Lagann, Eureka Seven, K-ON!, Squid Girl, Magi, Fate/Zero, Unlimited Blade Works, Love Live!, and more recently the 2011 Hunter x Hunter series. In addition, I also enjoy how he puts a lot of focus on the voice actors performances, which is a reason as to why the dub and the people who work with Tony is impressive.

Outside of his voice direction, he also does a good job with voicing a wide variety of characters such as Ulquiorra Cifer, Minato Namikaze, Lancer, older Simon, Beans and of course Arsene Lupin III. Good luck on your reprisal as Lupin III and your continuation in the HxH dub.
said at 10:32 AM on Thu May 12 2016
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Happy Birthday Tony Oliver. Probably the best ADR Director in LA. It's not hard to see why with his work on Magi, K-ON, Fate/Zero, UBW, and most recently Hunter x Hunter
said at 10:34 AM on Thu May 12 2016
@TheAdapter & the Danganronpa games, which are one of my favorite dubs you worked on.
said at 9:11 AM on Thu May 12 2016
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Happy birthday Tony Oliver

One of the most seasoned anime dub veterans, having began as far back as Robotech, Tony Oliver has built up an extensive portfolio since. His portfolio includes Minato Namikaze, Arsene Lupin III, Bang Shishigami, Lancer, Tony, Ulquiorra Cifer, Keiichi Morisato, Sigurd, Hibiki Tokai, Hiromi Shinbo, Sorata Arisugawa, older Simon, Seitaro Yagiriin, Nobisuki Nobi, Bruford, Soujiro Ixumi, Shinkai, and Koyabakawa Hideki.

In addition to voice acting, he's also had an extensive career in voice direction, with such dubs including RID 2001, Mahoromatic, Eureka Seven, Gankutsuo, K-On!, Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night 2014, Squid Girl, Tweeny Witches, Magi series, Gurren Lagann, Nura series, Planetes, Please Teacher series, Gargantia and now Love Live! and HunterXHunter 2011.

Congratulations on reprising as Arsene Lupin III and Lancer
said at 9:05 AM on Thu May 12 2016
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Happy birthday, Tony.
said at 6:03 AM on Wed Apr 20 2016
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Viz/Bang Zoom really could not have picked a better ADR director for HXH. He will do an amazing job.
said at 12:09 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
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In his younger days, he seems to have sounded a lot like Yuri Lowenthal.

Someone fit in a Gurren Lagann joke here?
said at 7:58 PM on Tue Mar 22 2016
Ugh! LANCER. 💙
said at 8:29 AM on Fri Jan 15 2016
Amidst all the bad news this week, I was pretty happy to hear he's coming back as Lupin.
said at 12:09 AM on Wed Mar 30 2016
@Hayworth Bad news?
said at 12:15 PM on Tue May 12 2015
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Happy Birthday Tony Oliver!

Easily one of my all time favourite people working in the anime industry both in front of and behind the microphone.

With a lengthy and extensive career he's had he has so many awesome roles including Harry MacDowell, Bang Shishigami, Simon (Older), Lancer, Maximilien Morrel, Hap, Balinbow Bakusa, Nagamitsu, Shige Heike, Shinkai, Clark, Minamikaze Owner and of course Lupin III.

And as awesome as he is as a voice actor, its his voice direction that made me such a huge fan of him. I absolutely love just about every dub he's directed that I have seen including Gurren Lagann, Fate/Zero, Gankutsuou, Eureka Seven, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan and Squid Girl.

I really hope Aniplex is smart and brings him back to reprise Lancer and be the ADR director for Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works.
said at 8:32 AM on Thu May 12 2016
It's awesome that he's now directing the Hunter X Hunter English dub, I haven't seen much of it but it's quite good from what I've heard of it so far. Easily dub of the year material IMO.

It was great that he reprised as Lancer in Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works and the dub for UBW was pretty good all things considered.

I also really enjoyed his performances as Seitaro Yagiriin Durarara X2!! and it's cool that he's once again reprising his role as Lupin III.

Happy Birthday Tony Oliver!
Jared Delgado
said at 7:20 AM on Tue May 12 2015
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Happy Birthday, Tony! Although you were good as Ulquiorra and Minato you really blew me away as Hibiki Tokai.
said at 2:19 PM on Wed May 6 2015
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A veteran VA and a great voice director for sure.

Arguably there has been great performances in the likes of Gurren Lagann, Blazblue, Neptunia, League of Legends and Fate/Zero.
said at 9:30 AM on Mon Oct 13 2014
I love Tony Olver as Lupin, Rick Hunter and Ulquiorra...I also heard him Rurouni Kenshin. I would love to meet this man. He is an amazing man and an amazing performer.
Jared Delgado
said at 7:04 AM on Thu Sep 11 2014
Seriously have to give him props for his performance as hibiki Tokai; it was phenomenal.
said at 7:41 PM on Tue Jan 7 2014
If I wanted to pursue a career into acting and want to learn about voice acting, Tony Oliver would have to be one of those people I'd like to learn from.
said at 1:41 PM on Thu May 23 2013
Strangely, I only really know Tony for his work as Xiahou Yuan and Lu Meng. I feel guilty not being aware of just how much he's voiced.
Still, he's my favorite version of those characters.
said at 12:48 AM on Sun May 12 2013
Happy Birthday, Tony! Hope you'll come back to do more Bang Shishigami. It's great to hear you in One Piece as Rokuroshi, Lancer in Fate/stay night & Soujiro in Luck Star as well.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 12:11 PM on Sat May 12 2012
Happy birthday, Tony! He did a great job as Hibiki Tokai!
said at 6:06 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
Man I remember meeting this dude in Anime Expo 2011 it was for the cast of K-On! he popped up by surprise and I was like Grabbing My brother and saying HOLY $#!+ look who it is my bro is like whos that and I am like ITS TONY OLIVER the voice of Bang Shishigami I was truly amazed to figure out he also played Ulquiorra TONY OLIVER IS AWESOME!!!!!!
Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 7:20 PM on Thu Dec 29 2011
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When I first starting watching the Lupin III franchise I watched the Funimation dubs first and liked them.

Then I watched the Geneon dub and I LOVE that cast.

Tony is the best Lupin! (Sorry Sonny, but I still like your voice too)

I hope someday some company will give Lupin another try in English and reunite the Geneon cast.

Sadly though at the moment any new Lupin III material licensed for North America is sub-only.

Also a big fan of his work in Fighting Spirit (Date and Yamada the same VA? *boom*)

And of course Ulquiorra in Bleach is a fine example of Tony's talent.

Looking forward to hearing more of Minato in Naruto: Shippuden.
said at 11:25 PM on Thu Dec 16 2010
Sadly I missed out on Robotech when I was younger, but started watching it this week.. and well I quite like it. Tony Oliver really does a great job as Rick Hunter probably one of his best performances
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said at 8:00 PM on Mon Mar 29 2010
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I met him at a voice acting workshop where he was the instructor. Awesome guy, really nice.
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Tony Oliver role? *
Minato Namikaze
25.3% (25 votes)
Ulquiorra Cifer
21.2% (21 votes)
14.1% (14 votes)
Bang Shishigami
11.1% (11 votes)
Arsene Lupin III / Wolf
6.1% (6 votes)
Arsene Lupin III
5.1% (5 votes)
Harry MacDowel (Young)
2.0% (2 votes)
Xiahou Yuan
2.0% (2 votes)
Kunio Murai
2.0% (2 votes)
1.0% (1 vote)
Rick Hunter
1.0% (1 vote)
1.0% (1 vote)
1.0% (1 vote)
Hiromu Shinbo
1.0% (1 vote)
Hibiki Tokai
1.0% (1 vote)
1.0% (1 vote)
Eiji Date
1.0% (1 vote)
Kobayakawa Hideaki
1.0% (1 vote)
Melan Blue
1.0% (1 vote)
Juo Kurohagi
1.0% (1 vote)
99 Total Votes
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