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Old 01-01-2017   #1
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Default Really Elusive, Hard to Find Voice Actors

Have you ever looked up the name of a voice actor who's been in handful of roles but for some strange reason you can't seem to find any resources on that actor, as if he/she doesn't even exist yet keeps getting work while under the radar?

Well there's this guy by the name of, "Jon Olson" is is apparently a voice actor who has been in such projects like Zambezia, The Last of Us, and even the third Hobbit movie; the guy apparently provides voice overs for additional characters, and even vocals for animals and monsters like Frank Welker or Dee Bradley Baker (and maybe Fred Tatasciore too)... But not only has he NOT had as many credits as other voice actors like those two, but nobody seems to really know who he is.

At first I thought it was this fellow--



-- since it said in his Linkden page he is also an actor and also provides voice overs... but mostly for radio and television in South Dakota, Oregon, and Hawaii. I actually asked if he was the same guy and while he confirmed he is indeed an actor, again he confirmed he's not the Jon Olson I was looking for.

So with that mystery solved I just gotta wonder--

Who IS Jon Olson?! I searched google for anything else about the guy besides his resumť, no profile, no demo reel, nadda.

Is Jon Olson just another name for Dee Bradley Baker or something? Or is Jon Olson a robot? Seriously, WHO ARE YOU, JON OLSON?!


This has been driving me nuts for quite sometime because I think he is a voice actor who deserves more credibility for his talent, he is severely underrated!


But anyway, that's one voice actor in my interest who I have a hard time digging up; who do you guys have trouble finding?

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Jonathan David Cook, Lia Sargent, basically most people from older Streamline/Saban era of dubs, as dubs dont pay almost anything & this leads to a lot of VAs just seemingly disappearing into thin air.
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First one that comes to mind for me is Rebecca Wink. She's been a lot of stuff (mostly video games, a lot of it for Disney), but I've never been able to find anything else about her. At times, it can be kind of amazing to me how someone can get a job such as acting that inherently has such high public exposure, yet can still remain so anonymous.
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I know that a few child actors from the 70's and 80's have retired and possibly fallen off the face of the earth. I couldn't even find them on Facebook!

One of them (who was in "The Great Mouse Detective") moved to Switzerland.

But the Brazilians are a nightmare for me.
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There are quite a few, but the main one for me right now is Brit Gulland. She seems to be a big name in German video games and TV series, but searches all turn up nothing.
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Jack Hammer. This occasional Animaze contributor has totally slipped through the cracks. Probably the only people who might have any idea who this guy was would be Joe Romersa and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, assuming they even remember him.
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I knew that Pioneer's/Geneon's anime also use the voice-acting company New Generation Picture, which certain voice-actors were using aliases...!
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There's one particular voice actress who is more of an enigma unlike the other actors from Bang Zoom!s talent pool. Her name is Trina Loo and the only anime she was involved in was Aldnoah Zero where she voiced Kaoru Mizusaki.

Strangely enough I can't seem to find her name in ANY search engine, not to mention a website for this person, all I found was just Trina Nishimura or some other unrelated info. I don't know if Trina Loo is a new voice actress, someone who works at Bang Zoom! Entertainment, or an alias/pseudonym of someone else?

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Trinity Lee- who voiced Akira Himi/Aqua Current in Accel World- remains a complete mystery.
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Jack Hammer. This occasional Animaze contributor has totally slipped through the cracks. Probably the only people who might have any idea who this guy was would be Joe Romersa and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, assuming they even remember him.
I imagine Bridget Hoffman would know at this point.
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