Neil Kaplan

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Not to be confused with Neil Trevor Kaplan.
Neil Kaplan
Born (1967-03-09) March 9, 1967 (age 47)
Bayonne, New Jersey
Other names Neil Caplan, Bob Bobson
Occupation Voice actor, comedian
Notable credit(s) Transformers: Robots in Disguise
as Optimus Prime
Digimon
as Hawkmon
Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue
as Diabolico
Naruto Shippuden
as Tobi, Madara
Website
http://www.nekap.net

Neil Kaplan (born March 9, 1967) is an American voice actor, entertainer and comedian.

Biography[edit]

Kaplan grew up in San Jose, California. He got his start as a comedian doing impressions of presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. He also impersonated a little-known journalist at the time, Dan Rather. He then started work on video games, including many Star Wars titles. From there he went on to do such shows as Power Rangers, Digimon: Digital Monsters, and most recently, Transformers: Robots in Disguise. One of his most famous voices is Hawkmon from Digimon. His favorite role was the "utility guy" on a show called The Mouse and the Monster, which aired on UPN in 1996–1997. He played stomachs, ghosts, and Sappy the Clown, among dozens of other characters on that show. Kaplan was also once a contestant on the popular comedy game show, Street Smarts. On that appearance, he showed off some of his other impressions, including one of Gilbert Gottfried. Kaplan was invited as a guest to the Power Morphicon (in Los Angeles) in June 2007 as well as August 2010, and to Armageddon (in Australia and New Zealand) in October 2007. He created the TV show,The Way it WASN'T!, as well as the graphic novel, I, of the Wolf.[1] He also voices the main character in the "Adult" video game BoneCraft which will be released on January 12.[2]

Voice Roles[edit]

Animation[edit]

Video Games[edit]

Live-action roles[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The concept for I, O The Wolf was initially developed while Kaplan was in attendance at the Transformers convention Auto Assembly over a meal in a Chinese restaurant with some of the conventions other guests. Source: convention organiser
  2. ^ http://bonecraft.net/bonecraft/voice-actor-neil-kaplan-signs-on-to-bonecraft-as-captain-fort-worth/
Preceded by
Peter Cullen
1984-1987
Original Series
Voice of Optimus Prime
2001–2002
Robots in Disguise
Succeeded by
Gary Chalk
2002–2006
Unicron Trilogy