Dino Andrade

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Dino Andrade
Born (1963-09-16) September 16, 1963 (age 51)
San Bernardino, CA, USA
Occupation Actor, Voice Actor, Owner/Operator SoulGeek.com
Spouse(s) Mary Kay Bergman (1990-1999) (her death)

Dino Andrade (born September 16, 1963) is an American veteran voice actor in video games and animated projects. He manages dual careers as both a voice actor and the Creator/Owner Operator of the geek dating/community website SoulGeek.com.

Early life[edit]

Andrade was born to Hispanic parents on September 16, 1963 at Norton Air Force Base Hospital, in San Bernardino, California. He is the first-born son of Jose Roberto Andrade and Gloria Esther (Mendez) Andrade. His father was serving in the United States Air Force at the time of Dino’s birth. The family immediately relocated to McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey where Dino spent the first five years of his life before his father left the armed services and the family returned to California. Andrade has one sister, Sabrina, born, six years later to the day, on September 16, 1969. Dino admits that his love of all things science fiction, horror, and fantasy is lifelong and in his blood. He has even been quoted saying, "I was that guy in acting class that, while everyone was reading Mamet and O'Neill, I was reading Batman comics", thus attributing his love of animation and graphic storytelling to making his career in voice acting the natural choice for him.

Career[edit]

Andrade started as an actor on stage and doing comedy improv, having been trained at the Groundlings by actors Mindy Sterling & Julia Sweeney. His official start in Voice Over came when he drove a friend and fellow actor to an audition to do some background looping on the 1985 feature film Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - starring then unknowns Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt. He was asked if he would like to audition as well and was hired for the film. From this endeavor, he was recommended to director Steve Miner who was doing post-production on the Horror/Comedy House starring William Katt, George Wendt and Richard Moll. Though not credited in the final release of the film, Andrade was hired to do the creature sounds of the demons that kidnap a child William Katt’s character has to rescue. He continued in voice acting and acting in general until the early 1990s when he left acting to pursue independent filmmaking. Around 2002, Andrade returned to acting with a focus on voice acting training. He has been in voice acting ever since.[1][2]

Filmography - voice actor[edit]

Video games[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Hellsing Ultimate: Hellsing VI/VII/VIII (2012 Animated Series) - Wild Geese Soldier (Red Scarf)/The Colonel/Jesus Pilot
  • The Five Senses (2011 Cartoon Network Interstitials) - The Old Dude/The Bus Dude
  • $h*! My Dad Says (2010 TV Promo) - Voice of Shatner at age 17
  • Ring Force Five (2008 NBC Animated Pilot) - Morae (series Villain)
  • A Martian Christmas (2008 Animated Holiday Special) - Zork/Dwight (Credited as K.C.D. Shannon as a nod to Mary Kay Bergman's Shannon Cassidy)
  • Great Family Getaways: Orlando (2008) - Narrator
  • Hellsing Ultimate: Hellsing III (2007 Animated Series) - Wild Geese Soldier (Red Scarf)/Rio Newsman
  • Martin (2007 Adult Swim Animated Pilot) - Martin (series lead)
  • Wolf's Rain (2004)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002)
  • Saint Tail (2001)
  • Doing Life (1986 Live Action Feature) – Various Inmates

Online series[edit]

  • Pocket God Fishmas Special (2010) -- Klik
  • 2009 A True Story (2008) -- Mayor of Los Angeles, Chief Network Executive
  • Kevin Costners' The Explorer's Guild (2008) -- Father Russeau (series villain)
  • Revisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series - Revenge of the Aztec Mummy (2007) -- Rodrigo, Moctezuma
  • PvP: The Series (2007) - Skull the Troll

Commercials[edit]

  • Kellogg's Corn Pops - Pool Party Television Spot (2011) - Cool Boy Pop
  • White Castle Roma Tomato Slider Radio (2010) -- Giuseppe
  • ARCO Gas Institute Radio (2009) -- Benjamin Franklin
  • The voice of "Pop" of "Snap", "Crackle" & "Pop" for all US Rice Krispies advertising campaigns including TV commercials, online campaigns and radio spots. (2007–2009)
  • Voice of "Gil" the official mascot of the Gilroy Gardens theme Park in Northern California. (2008–2009)

Features[edit]

Filmography - live action film maker[edit]

  • Bob's Video (1999) - writer, director, and co-executive producer, actor(uncredited)
  • Pumpkin Man (1998) - writer

Filmography - live action actor[edit]

Television[edit]

Commercials[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Andrade was married to the late voice actress Mary Kay Bergman (1961–1999) of South Park fame until her struggle with chronic Bipolar disorder and Generalized anxiety disorder led to her suicide.[3] Andrade has become active in raising mental health awareness and plans to launch the Mary Kay Bergman Project, a mental health outreach program for artists and entertainers.

Andrade has an interest in science fiction, horror, fantasy and animation. He was inspired to create SoulGeek.com - a geek dating and community website. The site was launched in July 2007.

Andrade has a passion for symphonic film scores and is an avid baseball fan, supporting the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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