Legendary actor Richard Epcar, Gamepur's Voice Actor of the Year, is one of the hardest working men in show business, having voiced over 1,200 characters in games, animation, and anime. He is currently voicing Yhwach, the Quincy King, in Bleach: The Thousand Year Blood War. Richard is best known for his roles as Raiden in Mortal Kombat, The Joker in several Batman games including Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat 11 (Fighting Game of the Year!), Ansem in Kingdom Hearts, Joseph Joestar in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Batou in Ghost in the Shell, Jigen in Lupin the Third, Akuma in Street Fighter V, Sandman in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and The Brigadier General in Daemon X Machina. He was voted one of the top 20 video game voice actors of all time and top 20 anime actors of all time by IMDB, as well as Gamepur's top ten video game voice actors of all time.
Starting out in Robotech, you've heard him in Legend of Korra, Lupin the Third, Batman Unlimited, Bleach, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, One Punch Man, Megalobox, Pokemon Generations as Giovanni, and Pokemon Masters, Dragon Ball Super, Berserk, Back Street Girls, Durarara, Sirius the Jaeger, Dive Olly Dive, Marvel Disk Wars, Gormiti, Coppelion, Patema Inverted, Peabody & Sherman, Asterik War, Blood Lad, Monster, Naruto, Transformers, Kenshin, SAO II, GTO, A Lull in the Sea, Stitch & AI, HunterxHunter, Gundam, Macross, DC Super Friends, Cyber Soldier 009, Lucky Star, Digimon, 7 Deadly Sins, X-Men, Gundam Unicorn, Babylon 5, Detective Conan, and Power Rangers, to name a few.
He's also in tons of games, including Skyrim, Warhammer, Granblue, Blade 2, Lineage 2, Elex 2, Overstrike, Bravely Default, Final Fantasy as Gaius and Ilberd, Saints Row, Mafia III, Arkham Origins, Persona 5, Infinite Crisis as The Joker, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Mad Max, Fire Emblem: Awakening as Walhart, MK vs. D.C. Universe as The Joker and Raiden, Stargate SG-1 as Gen. Hammond, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Star Wars: Empire at War, Star Wars: Old Republic, Monster Hunter World, X-COM, Command & Conquer, Dead or Alive 3-D, Starcraft as Dark Templar, Dead Space, Xenosaga as Ziggy, Marvel Heros, World of Warcraft, Smite, Spec Ops, League of Legends as Xin Zhao, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Warriors, Blue Dragon, Star Ocean, Xenosaga, Splinter Cell, Guilty Gears, .hack, Medal of Honor, Ghost Recon, Baton Kaitos Origins, Space Siege, Spec-Ops, Bayonetta, Soulcalibur VI, Catherine, Tekken, Ace Combat, Modnation Racers, and Resident Evil.
Richard has also voice directed many games, including Arkham Origins, Dead Island: Riptide, Blue Dragon, Shadow Hearts II, Star Ocean 2, 3, Astellia, Gigantic X, Enemy Territory Quake Wars, Unreal Tournament 3, Jackass The Game, Smackdown vs. Raw, and Dead Head Fred. He has also voice directed many shows, including Ghost in the Shell 2, Robotech: Shadow Chronicles, Almost Heroes, Jungle Shuffle, The Reef, Monchichi, Grand Master, Noein, Digimon, Lupin the III, Fighting Spirit, Patlabor 3, Zentrix, Azumi I & II, Fearless, Betty Blue, Iron Monkey, VR Troopers, Power Rangers, Ugly Betty webisodes, and Old Boy, to name a few.
In addition to his voice acting work, Richard has also appeared in several big films, including Deadpool 1 & 2, Warcraft, Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Resident Evil 3, to name just a few. On camera, Richard has appeared in many shows, including Warehouse 13, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Columbo, Diagnosis Murder, Matlock, Cheers, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and a lead in the film Altered Spirits.