Introducing Carson McCamy

Where are you from?
Chatsworth, GA

Why do you want to be a voice actor?
I grew up wanting to be an entertainer. As a kid, around four I would design costumes for my grandma to make, and I would run around and mimic the voices for any costume I was in, and then I would always mimic characters from movies and shows that I’d watch. So it was always a lifestyle for me, rather than a career choice.

Who is your favorite VO actor? 
Either Dee Bradley Baker or James Arnold Taylor.

Who is your favorite anime/game/cartoon character?
Anime: Hellsing’s Alucard, Game: Deadpool. Cartoon: Alucard

If you could voice any character, who would it be and why? Deadpool; because he’s my favorite character in anything ever. And thats because we’re so alike in personality, it’s uncanny.

What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage? I’d never seen a concept or art style like this before, so naturally I was drawn to it.

Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work? My work can be found on YouTube. LlamaStudios is the creator of my most well-known work as Batman, and my voice over demos can be found on castingcall.club as well as my YouTube channel by searching Carson McCamy. I can also be found on Twitter by that name as well.

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Introducing Gianni Matragrano

Where are you from?
Depends on how you look at things! Born in New York, but brought to Florida when I was four and raised by my very New Yorker Italian-American family.

Why do you want to be a voice actor?
Like many, I’ve been into animation and video games since I was a kid. It was all I ever wanted to spend my time on. I really love the projects I get to be a part of from the bottom up, every perspective. Be it the writing, art, message it spreads, the design philosophy, or even just a fun little romp for the viewer/player. I really love the creative energy I get to bring to the table with the addictive power of acting. Honing my skillset and seeing the finished projects come to life, as the many talented people behind them envisioned, is something that has been a thrill for me for five years. I can’t see myself stopping now.

Who is your favorite VO actor?
This is just a mean question! What they’ve each brought to the table through the years has undeniably been a pleasure for so many like myself. I really love the work of D.C. Douglas (Wesker, Resident Evil 5, with most notoriety). Steve Blum is a name that’s been said to me hundreds of times through the years in reference to my sound. Truthfully, when I listen side by side, I can sort of hear what people mean, but for the most part I hear how many leagues above me in skill he is, and I hear the many differences to his voice.

Still, that being said, I have studied his work to get inspiration more than most other voice actors. I don’t attempt to impersonate his work though. It’s been a big focus of mine to try to create my own style to things through the years. I don’t want to be “the next Steve Blum”, as prestigious as the title would be. The world has a Steve Blum and will only ever need that one Steve Blum. I want to be the next Gianni Matragrano.

The truth about me is that when it comes to naming voice actors, shamefully, I’m one of the worst. You’d think in five years I would have done more research about the most famous ones, but I guess I’ve actually been more focused on recording for my own projects hahah.

Who is your favorite anime/game/cartoon character?
Max Payne. No question.

If you could voice any character, who would it be and why?
I voice him. A character named Legend in the series called Eden. Eden had been a webseries for some years, and has recently launched into becoming a game you can check out at www.edenbluethegame.com. I’m really hoping for the best with Eden, it’s been a series I love being a part of.

The gist of what I’m trying to say is, back to my point about being “the next Gianni Matragrano”, is that what I want the most is for a new character to be tied to me in that way where folks just go “Yeah, that’s what that character sounds like. That’s his voice.” I’m not thinking I’ll be famous overnight, it’s a long road ahead and I know that.

To answer the question in a more forward way, Max Payne. Max Payne is a character whose game-style bleeds through every sentence spoken, and due to the really fascinating nature of the writing, each line brings a lot of creative opportunity for the actor playing him. If you ask me though, James McCaffrey will always be the only Max Payne, and even I’d be a little mad about me “officially” replacing him.

What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage?
Uh oh. I can’t remember. Haha! Oops! It was probably posted to an audition board or forwarded to me by a friend, and I probably looked at it and said “This seems fun, interesting, and like it has some potential at a glance! Good enough, let’s jump in!” I really think the world is full of surprises, and if I even get the slightest feeling of a project having potential, I can’t resist jumping on it. It’s like I can hear opportunity knocking and I’m compelled to answer the door. Not to mention, this project has been fun to work on, and one thing about its style is that even from the audition info I was probably able to tell that it was going to be fun.

Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work?
http://giannimatragrano.wix.com/voice
(the website has links to past role playlists)
www.twitter.com/Gianni_VM
https://www.youtube.com/c/GianniMatragranoVoiceActor
http://gianni.newgrounds.com

I know, I know “Newgrounds? What is this, middle school?” But that’s legitimately where I started off, and I have to say, it’s an absolutely great place for beginning creators (and experienced ones too!). You’ll find a community of fellow creators ready to love and constructively critique your work, and a site staff ready to support up and comers by posting their latest work to the front page and even enabling artists to make front page news posts themselves! It’s not all hentai and jabs at celebrities (though that’s loveably still there), there are many beautiful animations, songs, voice demos, art, you name it, residing on that website.

Thanks for reading!

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Introducing Katy Johnson

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Alabama
Why do you want to be a voice actor?
I have always loved acting!  I have been doing live theater since middle school.  I also love cartoons/video games/anime, so getting to work behind the scenes on something that has brought me so much joy would be an honor.
Who is your favorite Voice Actor?
I could probably make a list a mile long of all of the Voice Actors that I love, but if I had to narrow it down…  For male, I’d go with Steve Blum and for Female I’d go with Tara Strong.
Who is your favorite Anime/Game/Cartoon character?
Anime:  Rock Lee from Naruto
Game:  Kirby
Cartoon:  Currently every Steven Universe character
If you could voice any character, who would it be?
That’s easy.  HARLEY QUINN PUDDIN’!!
What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage?
I saw the auditions, and saw there were female roles available.  It looked fun, and I was looking to become a part of more projects, so thus I auditioned!
Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work?
You can follow me onTwitter:
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Cosplay page:  KaniDay Cosplay
Acting page:  Katy Johnson
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Introducing Finn MK

Where are you from?
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, though I now live in Ottawa.

Why do you want to be a voice actor?
It’s hecka fun. I’m a dungeon master for a D&D group and I’m always coming up with crazy characters and kooky voices. I realized just doing the voices was fun enough on its own and given that I already had the audio gear and know-how (I’m a music composer by day) jumping into voice acting was a no-brainer!

Who is your favorite VO actor?
Wilhelm. Of Wilhelm scream fame.

Who is your favorite anime/game/cartoon character?
Philip J. Fry, although closely followed by Zoidberg. *woop woop woop woop*

If you could voice any character, who would it be and why?
I don’t have a specific character I’d like to voice…I’m always more in the vein of trying to be new characters rather than do fanimated films. But if we’re talking character archetypes, I would really, REALLY like to play a good-guy-slowly-turning-into-bad-guy or bad-guy-slowly-turning-into-good-guy. To be a character that is established in one manner and then slowly changes a huge part of themselves really appeals to me. The internal struggle, how much of it they show on the outside, how they work through the change – that’s the kind of role I can really sink my teeth into and get into the mind space of.

What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage?
The animation style is really interesting; I’d never seen anything like it so that was a big draw. I also like how all the documentation and how everything is run is very organized. I’m the kind of guy that would be unable to function without a calendar and spreadsheets, so careful organization really appeals to me haha.

Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work?
My website – www.finnmk.com – is the go to place for all Finn-related news, music, credits, etc. but fans can also visit me on my other sites around the web.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinnMKMusic
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FinnMertinsKirkwood
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finnmk
Newgrounds: http://finnmk.newgrounds.com/
Jamendo: https://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/478254/finn-m-k

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Meet Ryan Vollmer

Where are you from?
Chicago, IL, USA

Why do you want to be a voice actor?
As far as work goes, I have not done anything more rewarding or exciting. With voice acting, you get to bring life to characters. You see the world through their eyes, which means every day can be a new adventure.

Who is your favorite VO actor?
With all of the different styles in which voice work can be approached, it is hard to pick just one. Bill Dewees, Marty Glickman, and Mark Graue are some of the “bigger” names that come to mind. Of course, since voice acting is very much the same as traditional acting, I can’t leave out Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, and Christian Bale. There are many other individuals within the community that have played a part in my development, however.

Who is your favorite anime/game/cartoon character?
I would have to say Cloud from FF7. The “old” cloud though, not the new one. The new one is a little too emo for my liking.

If you could voice any character, who would it be and why?
It would be pretty cool to voice The Joker, but I would definitely have to expand my range. I think the challenge would be interesting.

What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage?
I like projects with originality and a solid plan. Cosmic Rage had both. It is extremely important to me that a project manager be organized. If they do not take their work seriously, then how can others have faith in their project? Chris Biewer has been nothing but professional; which is one of the reasons I decided to sign on to this project.

Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work? – On my website at www.ryanvollmer.com or on facebook at www.facebook.com/rgvollmer

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Introducing Mark Harju

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Where are you from?
Just like Sami- my character- I’m from Chicago born and raised.
 
Why do you want to be a voice actor?
I like to do creative work with people.  I have been recording as a musician for the better side of two decades, so I am comfortable behind the microphone and love audio- and I really enjoy the process of taking an idea and bringing it to life.  Voice acting, like music, allows me to do that.  Also, sometimes it buys me a bottle of whiskey or two.
 
Who is your favorite VO actor? 
If we are talking famous actors who narrate, Morgan Freeman and also Kevin Spacey.  Morgan Freeman has a special ability to make every word sound undeniably genuine, and Kevin Spacey- he is simply a man who has a total command of how to use a voice (honestly, check out his impressions sometime).
But my favorite VO actor outright, without a doubt, the legendary Don LaFontaine.
 
Who is your favorite anime/game/cartoon character?
Without thinking too hard about it, Jubei Kibagami (Ninja Scroll)/Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)/Pickles The Drummer (Metalocalypse).
 
If you could voice any character, who would it be and why?
This one is easy: The Lion from the 1994 Cadbury Creme Eggs commercial.  https://youtu.be/731B20sSX1w
 
What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage? 
I am always interested in participating in creative narratives.  Even more so when they are original writings.  And especially when they are fun and action-packed.  I was really happy to be casted for Cosmic Rage.
 
Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work?  
You can find me wherever raspy voices are needed.  Recently I did some political VO work (http://babygotpac.com)- it was just a paycheck, I’m not a fan of politics.  I work for VoiceBunny.com as a voice actor. and you can find me doing VO projects at CastingCall.club (member: Rabbi8meat).
Other than that,
You can hear my music on my Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kevinandmarkmusic
You can see my face on my Youtube: https://youtu.be/7aIiBXn_Ils

 

 

Introducing Kristyn Mass

What character are you voicing for Cosmic Rage?
Myza

Where are you from?
I’m from Iowa.

Why do you want to be a voice actor?
It started as a really fun hobby, and then I started getting paid and getting bigger gigs and long term gigs. That’s when I decided to make it my full time job. Having your hobby as your job that pays the bills is pretty awesome.

Who is your favorite VO actor?
I don’t know if I have a favorite VO, but I really like Johnny Yong Bosch. I know it’s a bit cliche since you can’t swing an otaku without hitting an anime he’s been in, but he’s voiced some of my favorite characters in anime.

Who is your favorite anime/game/cartoon character?
My favorite game character is probably Francis York Morgan from Deadly Premonition, which also happens to be in my top three favorite games.

My favorite anime character is a toss up between Spike Spiegel, Shizuo Heiwajima and Vash the Stampede.

If you could voice any character, who would it be and why?
I have know idea! If they ever did a gender bent animated Firefly, I wanna be Mal, because no character in history has ever had so many awesome lines.

What drew you to audition for Cosmic Rage?
The story sounded awesome and casting call really made it seem like this was a project with it’s stuff together. Before I audition for anything I like to make sure it’s a project that will stick around and be able to succeed and Cosmic Rage definitely fits the bill.

Where can fans follow you at or find more of your work?
Folks can find out about me and see other projects I’ve voiced in on my website at http://ohnobones.wix.com/kristynmassva
My facebook is https://www.facebook.com/KristynMassVO/

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