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Phil LaMarr

Phillip "Phil" LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actorcomedian and voice actor. One of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv, he is also known for his small, but memorable role as Marvin in Pulp Fiction. He has an extensive voice acting career, with major roles spanning animated series Justice League/Justice League UnlimitedFuturamaSamurai JackStatic Shock, and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, and video games Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Jak and Daxter series, DarksidersFinal Fantasy XIIinFAMOUSDead Island and the Mercenaries series.

Early life

LaMarr was born in Los Angeles, California. He is a graduate of Harvard High School in North Hollywood, and Yale University, where he helped found the improv comedy group Purple Crayon. One of his biggest roles at Yale was the title character in the British comedy Trevor. After graduating in 1989, LaMarr became a member of the award-winning sketch and improv comedy group The Groundlings. He also studied improv at The Second City and at the ImprovOlympic in Chicago with Del Close. He has also improvised with Cold Tofu and Off the Wall. His early film jobs arose from connections from his improv and college years. For example, LaMarr appeared in the film It's Pat (1994), written by friends from the Groundlings, and he appeared in Bio-Dome because the director was a friend from college.

Career

MADtv

LaMarr, unlike most of the other original nine cast members of MADtv, had extensive television and film jobs experience when he joined the show. Even before college, he had voiced a character on the Mister T cartoon show.

Some of the recurring characters LaMarr performed on MADtv were Desperation Lee ("Funky Walker Dirty Talker"), Jaq the UBS Guy, "sexy player" Rick, talentless R&B singer Savante and Rocket Revengers star Lieutenant Abraham Jefferson (a.k.a. Lincoln Willis).

LaMarr has done impressions of celebrities such as

He has done impressions of Moe Howard from The Three Stooges while playing an African-American version of the character.

LaMarr left MADtv at the end of the fifth season (2000).

Sometimes, LaMarr fills in for Greg Proops on the Odd News small, 4 minute section on Yahoo.com. It features odd, but true recent news.

Voice acting work

LaMarr's voiceover credits include a starring role on Justice League/Justice League Unlimited as Green Lantern, a major role as Hermes Conrad and various other characters on Futurama, and the title roles on Samurai Jack and Static Shock. LaMarr reprised his role as Hermes Conrad in the Futurama movies Bender's Big ScoreThe Beast with a Billion BacksBender's Game, and Into the Wild Green Yonder. He regularly voices characters on Family Guy including weatherman Ollie Williams and the black judge. He also voices Wilt and other recurring characters in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, and Carver Descartes on The Weekenders. He additionally voices JazzOmega Supreme, Oil Slick, and Jetstorm on Transformers Animated. LaMarr played both Gambit and Trask in the animated TV show Wolverine and the X-Men. LaMarr portrayed Nautolan Jedi Master Kit Fisto in Star Wars : The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network; he also played Amit Noloff, a one time character, and a Tactical Droid. He also had a major role in Class of 3000 as Philly Phil. He is the voice of Baxter Stockman in the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and voices JARVIS and Wonder Man in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Film and theatre projects

LaMarr's stage credits include The TempestAs You Like ItGuys and DollsAsylumSouth Coast Repertory's Make the Break and the Sacred Fools Theater Company's inaugural production ofThe Fatty Arbuckle Spookhouse Revue.

On the big screen, LaMarr is most well known as Marvin from Pulp Fiction. He has appeared in Kill the ManFree EnterpriseCherish, and Manna from Heaven. He appeared in Speaking of Sexwith Bill Murray and Catherine O'Hara, and Back by Midnight with Kirstie AlleyRodney Dangerfield, and Randy Quaid.

LaMarr's recent film appearances include Fronterz (2004) and Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman (2005). As of April 2006, LaMarr is filming Cook-Off!, in which he will appear as Rev. Thaddeus Briggs, Esq.

LaMarr made a cameo appearance in the Will Ferrell film Step Brothers in which he is viewing a house for sale with his wife.

LaMarr also was in the Yum Corp Sexual Harassment training videos.

LaMarr is playing Cowboy Curtis in the Broadway production of The Pee-wee Herman Show which begins performances Oct. 26th at the newly named Stephen Sondheim Theater. He played the role when the show was recently revived in Los Angeles. The character was originally portrayed on television by Laurence Fishburne. The Broadway production of The Pee-wee Herman Show was recently taped for special to be aired on HBO in April.

LaMarr also appeared in Spider-Man 2 as one of the riders standing behind Spidey, as he was trying to save the subway train.

Video game voiceover work

LaMarr performed the English voice over work for Vamp, a villain of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Additionally, LaMarr voiced the characters Reddas from Square Enix's Final Fantasy XII as well as Ramza in the PSP version of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. He also did several voices, including Skelter, for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

He also did the English voice acting for the parts of Sig and Count Veger in the Jak and Daxter video game series as well as voicing several characters in the game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, as well as the voice of Gadon Thek in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. As well as a featuring in the Sega CD game Make My Video C+C Music Factory, he also was the voice of Chris Jacobs in both Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and its sequel, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames. He plays the character John White/The Beast in the PS3 titles Infamous 1 and 2. Also, he plays the character Dr. Ragland in the game Prototype.

He also was the voice of the grumpy Kane in the game The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, and Marty in the video game tie-in of Madagascar.

LaMarr also recently voiced the merchant "Vulgrim" in the new action/adventure hybrid Darksiders.

He reprised his role as Kit Fisto for the video game: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes. LaMarr voiced Rick Grimes in the animation film of The Walking Dead.[1]

He also voiced Sam B, one of the playable characters in Dead Island, and recently made his debut in the Kingdom Hearts series in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance as Phoebus, a character originally from The Hunchback of Notre Dame and voiced by Kevin Kline.

He recently returned to the Metal Gear franchise as the voice of Kevin Washington in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Webisode projects

LaMarr is set to appear as a regular character in the forthcoming major webisode series Naught for Hire produced by Jeffrey Berman and Farscape's Ben Browder. His character, Mark One, is described to be that of an elevator with mood-swings. It is unclear whether or not he will be solely the voice of this character or if he will appear in person similarly to that of Max Headroom, a concept which Browder has pulled from before when writing for Farscape episode John Quixote, which used an elevator displaying a talking human interface on a screen within.[2] A date has not yet been set for the series' release.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role(s) Notes
1983 Mister T Woody Voice only

Animated series

1991 Murphy Brown Ben Lawson Television series
1992 Jake and the Fatman Assistant episode "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Edward Television series
Wings Gil the Mechanic Television series
L.A. Law Reporter #3 Television series
Sex, Shock & Censorship Butch Jones Television series
Mad About You Marshall Television series
1994 A Cool Like That Christmas Harlan

Sockman

Voice only

Animatedtelevision film

Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Leonard Pickett Television series
The George Carlin Show Bob Brown Television series
Pulp Fiction Marvin Got shot in the face
It's Pat Stage Manager
1995 Living Single Joe Television series
Sawbones Stanley Johnson Television film
1995–2000 MADtv Various Characters Sketch comedy television series

112 episodes

1996 Bio-Dome Assistant
1998 One Hand, Left Narrator Voice only

Short film

The Wild Thornberrys Tuku Voice only

Animated series

Zoomates Warren

Solicitor Guy #1

Voice only

Animated short film

Suicide, the Comedy Erik
The Thin Pink Line Jimmy 'Licorice Whip' Wilson
Free Enterprise Eric
1999 Hey Arnold! Jamie O Voice only

Animated series

The Happy Prince Second Pigeon

New Mayor

Voice only

Animated television film

Kill the Man Marky Marx
1999–Present Futurama Hermes Conrad

Additional Voices

Voice only

Animated series

1999–Present Family Guy Ollie Williams

Judge Various characters

Voice only

Animated series 52 episodes

2000 The Weekenders Carver Voice only

Animated series

Lost Cat Lost Cat
Evil Con Carne Hector Con Carne Voice only

Animated series

Eat Your Heart Out Stage manager
A Man Is Mostly Water Testifier
2000–2001 Nikki Richard Television series
2000–2001 Yes, Dear Steve Television series
2000–2004 Static Shock Virgil Ovid Hawkins/Static Voice only

Animated series

2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Vamp Voice only

Video game

NYPD Blue Sidney Thompson Television series
Philly Anthony Television series
Speaking of Sex Joel Johnson, Jr.
The Assistant Burton Salt Television series
2001–2004 Samurai Jack Jack Voice only

Animated series

2001–2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Hector Con Carne

Irwin's Dad Dracula Judge Roy Splean various

Voice only

Animated series

2001–2006 Justice League/Justice League Unlimited John Stewart/Green Lantern

Steel

Voice only

Animated series

2002 Manna from Heaven Asst. Casino Manager
Invader Zim Poop Dawg

The Letter M Noogums/shnooky

Voice only

Animated series

Evil Alien Conquerors Vel-Dan
Back by Midnight Mile Away
Cherish Yoga instructor
Jane White Is Sick & Twisted Bert
2002-2004 Fillmore! Nelson Kelloch, MC, Elderly Man, Snooty Student Voice only

Animated series

2002–2007 Kim Possible Vinnie Voice only

Animated series

2003 Ozzy & Drix Osmosis Jones Voice only

Animated series

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Gadon Voice only

Video game

Without a Trace Tom Lewis Jr. episode "Kam Li"
Creepy Freaks Assorted freaks Direct-to-video short film
2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Bolbi Stroganofsky Voice only

Animated series

Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster Angus Haggart

Volunteer #2

Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

Ground Control II: Operation Exodus Voice only

Video game

The Fairly OddParents Mr. Phifer Voice only

Animated series

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Various voices Voice only

Video game

Reno 911! Craps guy Television series
Cold Case Kiki Solis Episode "Discretion"
Shark Tale Pawn shop owner Voice only

Animated

Quake 4 Marines Voice only

Video game

Spider-Man 2 Train Passenger Uncredited
2004–2005 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Black Vulcan Voice only

Animated series

2004-2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Wilt

Additional voices

Voice only

Animated series

2005 Samurai uesutan: Katsugeki samurai-dô Donald

Thrower

Voice only

Video game

Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Christopher Jacobs

News Correspondent 2

Voice only

Video game

The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Marcus Connor

Additional voices

Voice only

Animated series

Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Voice only

Animated television film

Catscratch Squeakus – Mouse Voice only

Animated series

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Ollie Williams

Additional voices

Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

The Proud Family Movie Dr. Carver in Disguise

Board member

Voice only

Animated television film

Jak X: Combat Racing G.T. Blitz

Sig Mizo Kaeden Thugs

Voice only

Video game

The Matrix: Path of Neo Operator

Ballard SWAT Soldier

Voice only

Video game

True Crime: New York City Voice only

Video game

50 Cent: Bulletproof Bugs Voice only

Video game

Loonatics Unleashed Drake Sypher Voice only

Animated series

Second Time Around Myron
Barbershop: The Series Derrick Television series
2005–2008 Robot Chicken Ang Lee

Squirrel Michael Jackson

Voice only

Stop motion animated series

2006 The Batman Maxie Zeus Voice only

Animated series

The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Brer Gator Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Pasang Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

My Gym Partner's a Monkey Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski

Additional voices

Voice only

Animated series

Tekkonkinkreet Dusk Voice only
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Kane Voice only

Video game

Final Fantasy XII[3] Reddas Voice only

Video game

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance T'Challa/Black Panther

Colossus Moon Knight Uatu the Watcher

Voice only

Video game

Drawn Together Ray-Ray

UPS Man

Voice only

Animated series

Class of 3000 Philly Phil Voice only

Animated series

Scarface: The World Is Yours Drug dealer Voice only

Video game

Avatar: The Last Airbender The 52nd Earth King Kuei Voice only

Animated series

Cook-Off! Rev. Thaddeus Briggs, Esq.
2007 Afterworld Col. Nixon Voice only

Animated web series

TMNT Various voices Voice only

Animated

Futurama: Bender's Big Score Hermes Conrad

Additional voices

Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

Afro Samurai Afro (teenager)

Brother 1 Brother 3 Brother 5

Voice only

Animated miniseries

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Raheem

Captain Photon

Voice only

Animated series

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Ramza Beoulve Voice only

Video game

Curb Your Enthusiasm Pharmacist Television series
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Riverwind

Gilthanas

Voice only

Animated

2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Vamp Voice only

Video game

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Christopher Jacobs Voice only

Video game

Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Hermes Conrad

Additional voices

Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

Transformers Animated Jazz

Oil Slick Jetstorm Alpha Trion

Voice only

Animated series

The Spectacular Spider-Man Randy Robertson

Joseph "Robbie" Robertson Fancy Dan/Ricochet

Voice only

Animated series

Wolverine and the X-Men Remy LeBeau/Gambit

Bolivar Trask

Voice only

Animated series

Condemned 2: Bloodshot LeRue

Bum

Voice only

Video game

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Tour Guide Voice only

Animated

Saints Row 2 Mr. Sunshine Voice only

Video game

Phineas And Ferb Street Performer

Bangaroo Security Guard

Voice only

Animated series

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Kit Fisto

Bail Organa Orn Free Taa

Voice only

Animated series

2009 F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Cedric "Top" Griffin Voice only

Video game

[PROTOTYPE] Dr. Bradley Rangland Voice only

Video game

inFAMOUS John White Voice only

Video game

Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Hermes Conrad

and other voices

Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

2010 Darksiders Vulgrim Voice only

Video game

Mass Effect 2 Mouse, Rukar Voice only

Video game

Big Time Rush Hawk Television film
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge Captain Dread

Woody the Woodsman Governor Phatt's Guard Skeleton[4]

Voice only

Video game

Young Justice Arthur Curry/Aquaman

Dubbilex L-Ron Green Beetle

Voice only

Animated series

Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Spike

Policeman

Voice only

Direct-to-video animated film

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes[5] JARVIS

Wonder Man

Voice only

Animated series

2011 inFAMOUS 2 John White Voice only

Video game

G.I. Joe: Renegades Scrap-Iron

Doc

Voice only

Animated series

Dead Island Sam B. Voice only

Video game

Real Steel ESPN Boxing Commentator
X-Men: Destiny Gambit

Forge

Voice only

Video game

Night of the Hurricane Ollie Williams Voice only

Television special

2012 Happy Endings Phil episode "Makin' Changes"
Napoleon Dynamite TV series Gorilla Lead Singer Voice only

Animated series

Ultimate Spider-Man J.A.R.V.I.S. Voice only

Animated Series

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Baxter Stockman Voice only

Animated series

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Phoebus Voice only

Video game

Darksiders II Vulgrim Voice only

Video game

2013
Dead Island Riptide Sam B. Voice only

Video game

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Kevin Washington Voice only

Video game

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