Phil LaMarr

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Phil LaMarr
Phil LaMarr by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Phil LaMarr at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born Phillip LaMarr
(1967-01-24) January 24, 1967 (age 47)
Los Angeles, California,
U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1983–present
Agent DPN
Website
http://website.mac.com/phillamarr

Phillip "Phil" LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actor and voice actor. He was one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv, and has had an extensive voice acting career, with major roles spanning animated series Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Futurama, Mercenaries series, Samurai Jack, Static Shock, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, video games Metal Gear Solid 2 and 4, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Jak and Daxter series, Darksiders, Final Fantasy XII, inFAMOUS, and Dead Island.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

MADtv[edit]

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[edit]

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 Score, The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender's Game, Into the Wild Green Yonder, and upon the series return in 2010. He also voices Wilt and other recurring characters in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Carver Descartes on The Weekenders, and he portrayed the character Osmosis Jones in the television series Ozzy & Drix. He additionally voices Jazz, Omega Supreme, Oil Slick, and Jetstorm on Transformers Animated. 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 portrayed Aquaman, and voiced other characters in Young Justice; he is the voice of Baxter Stockman in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and voices JARVIS and Wonder Man in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

Film and theatre projects[edit]

LaMarr's stage credits include The Tempest, As You Like It, Guys and Dolls, Asylum, South Coast Repertory's Make the Break and the Sacred Fools Theater Company's inaugural production of The Fatty Arbuckle Spookhouse Revue.

On the big screen, LaMarr is most well known as Marvin from Pulp Fiction. He has appeared in Kill the Man, Free Enterprise, Cherish, and Manna from Heaven. He appeared in Speaking of Sex with Bill Murray and Catherine O'Hara, and Back by Midnight with Kirstie Alley, Rodney 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[edit]

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 played the role of "Mr. Sunshine" in the 2008 crime game Saints Row 2, and reprised his role in Saints Row IV in 2013.

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[edit]

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[edit]

Year Title Role(s) Notes
1983 Mister T Woody Voice role
Animated series
1991 Murphy Brown Ben Lawson Television series
1992 Jake and the Fatman Assistant Episode: "There'll Be Some Changes Made"
1993 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, TheThe 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 role
Animated television film
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Leonard Pickett Television series
George Carlin Show, TheThe George Carlin Show Bob Brown Television series
Pulp Fiction Marvin
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 role
Short film
Wild Thornberrys, TheThe Wild Thornberrys Tuku Voice role
Animated series
Zoomates Warren
Solicitor
Guy #1
Voice role
Animated short film
Suicide, the Comedy Erik
Thin Pink Line, TheThe Thin Pink Line Jimmy 'Licorice Whip' Wilson
Free Enterprise Eric
1999 Hey Arnold! Jamie O Voice role
Animated series
Happy Prince, TheThe Happy Prince Second Pigeon
New Mayor
Voice role
Animated television film
Kill the Man Marky Marx
1999–2003, 2008–2013 Futurama Hermes Conrad
Additional Voices
Voice role
Animated series
1999–Present Family Guy Ollie Williams
Judge
Various characters
Voice role
Animated series
52 episodes
2000 Weekenders, TheThe Weekenders Carver Voice role
Animated series
Lost Cat Lost Cat
Courage The Cowardly Dog Eggplant Voice role
Animated series
Evil Con Carne Hector Con Carne Voice role
Animated series
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Rocket Crocket
Smeego
Patron
Voice role
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 role
Animated series
2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Vamp Voice role
Video game
NYPD Blue Sidney Thompson Television series
Philly Anthony Television series
Speaking of Sex Joel Johnson, Jr.
Assistant, TheThe Assistant Burton Salt Television series
2001–2004 Samurai Jack Samurai Jack Voice role
Animated series
2001–2006 Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, TheThe Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Hector Con Carne
Irwin's Dad
Dracula
Judge Roy Splean
various
Voice role
Animated series
2001–2006 Justice League/Justice League Unlimited John Stewart/Green Lantern
Steel
Voice role
Animated series
2002 Manna from Heaven Asst. Casino Manager
Invader Zim Poop Dawg
The Letter M
Noogums/shnooky
Voice role
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 role
Animated series
2002-2004 Ozzy & Drix Osmosis "Ozzy" Jones Voice role
Animated series
2002–2007 Kim Possible Vinnie Voice role
Animated series
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Gadon Voice role
Video game
Without a Trace Tom Lewis Jr. Episode: "Kam Li"
Creepy Freaks Assorted freaks Direct-to-video short film
2004 Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, TheThe Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Bolbi Stroganofsky Voice role
Animated series
Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster Angus Haggart
Volunteer #2
Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
Ground Control II: Operation Exodus Voice role
Video game
Fairly OddParents, TheThe Fairly OddParents Mr. Phifer Voice role
Animated series
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Various voices Voice role
Video game
Reno 911! Craps guy Television series
Cold Case Kiki Solis Episode: "Discretion"
Shark Tale Pawn shop owner Voice role
Animated
Quake 4 Marines Voice role
Video game
Spider-Man 2 Train Passenger Uncredited
2004–2005 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Black Vulcan Voice role
Animated series
2004-2009 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Wilt
Additional voices
Voice role
Animated series
2005 Samurai uesutan: Katsugeki samurai-dô Donald
Thrower
Voice role
Video game
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction Christopher Jacobs
News Correspondent 2
Voice role
Video game
Life and Times of Juniper Lee, TheThe Life and Times of Juniper Lee Marcus Connor
Additional voices
Voice role
Animated series
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama Voice role
Animated television film
Catscratch Squeakus – Mouse Voice role
Animated series
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Ollie Williams
Additional voices
Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
Proud Family Movie, TheThe Proud Family Movie Dr. Carver in Disguise
Board member
Voice role
Animated television film
Jak X: Combat Racing G.T. Blitz
Sig
Mizo
Kaeden
Thugs
Voice role
Video game
Matrix: Path of Neo, TheThe Matrix: Path of Neo Operator
Ballard
SWAT Soldier
Voice role
Video game
True Crime: New York City Voice role
Video game
50 Cent: Bulletproof Bugs Voice role
Video game
Loonatics Unleashed Drake Sypher Voice role
Animated series
Second Time Around Myron
Barbershop: The Series Derrick Television series
2005–2008 Robot Chicken Ang Lee
Squirrel
Michael Jackson
Buddy Love
Voice role
Stop motion animated series
2006 Batman, TheThe Batman Maxie Zeus Voice role
Animated series
Adventures of Brer Rabbit, TheThe Adventures of Brer Rabbit Brer Gator Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman Pasang Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
My Gym Partner's a Monkey Virgil "Bull" Sharkowski
Additional voices
Voice role
Animated series
Tekkonkinkreet Dusk Voice role
Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, TheThe Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Kane Voice role
Video game
Final Fantasy XII[3] Reddas Voice role
Video game
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance T'Challa/Black Panther
Colossus
Moon Knight
Uatu the Watcher
Voice role
Video game
Drawn Together Ray-Ray
UPS Man
Voice role
Animated series
Class of 3000 Philly Phil Voice role
Animated series
Scarface: The World Is Yours Drug dealer Voice role
Video game
Cook-Off! Rev. Thaddeus Briggs, Esq.
2007 Afterworld Col. Nixon Voice role
Animated web series
TMNT Various voices Voice role
Animated
Futurama: Bender's Big Score Hermes Conrad
Additional voices
Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
Afro Samurai Afro (teenager)
Brother 1
Brother 3
Brother 5
Voice role
Animated miniseries
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Raheem
Captain Photon
Voice role
Animated series
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions Ramza Beoulve Voice role
Video game
Curb Your Enthusiasm Pharmacist Television series
Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Riverwind
Gilthanas
Voice role
Animated
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Vamp Voice role
Video game
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Christopher Jacobs Voice role
Video game
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs Hermes Conrad
Additional voices
Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
Transformers Animated Jazz
Oil Slick
Jetstorm
Alpha Trion
Omega Supreme
Voice role
Animated series
Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man Randy Robertson
Joseph "Robbie" Robertson
Fancy Dan/Ricochet
Voice role
Animated series
Wolverine and the X-Men Remy LeBeau/Gambit
Bolivar Trask
Voice role
Animated series
Condemned 2: Bloodshot LeRue
Bum
Voice role
Video game
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Tour Guide Voice role
Animated
Saints Row 2 Mr. Sunshine Voice role
Video game
Phineas and Ferb Street Performer
Bango Ru Security Guard
Additional Voices
Voice role
Animated series
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Kit Fisto
Bail Organa
Orn Free Taa
Voice role
Animated series
2009 Castle Dr. Holloway Television series
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Cedric "Top" Griffin Voice role
Video game
[PROTOTYPE] Dr. Bradley Rangland Voice role
Video game
inFAMOUS John White Voice role
Video game
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Hermes Conrad
and other voices
Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
2010 Darksiders Vulgrim Voice role
Video game
Mass Effect 2 Mouse, Rukar Voice role
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 role
Video game
Young Justice Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Dubbilex
L-Ron
Green Beetle
Voice role
Animated series
Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Spike
Policeman
Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, TheThe Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes[5] J.A.R.V.I.S.
Wonder Man
Voice role
Animated series
2011 inFAMOUS 2 John White Voice role
Video game
G.I. Joe: Renegades Scrap-Iron
Doc
Voice role
Animated series
Dead Island Sam B. Voice role
Video game
Real Steel ESPN Boxing Commentator
X-Men: Destiny Gambit
Forge
Voice role
Video game
Night of the Hurricane Ollie Williams Voice role
Television special
2012 Happy Endings Phil Episode: "Makin' Changes"
Napoleon Dynamite Gorilla Lead Singer Voice role
Animated series
Ultimate Spider-Man J.A.R.V.I.S. Voice role
Animated series
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Baxter Stockman Voice role
Animated series
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Phoebus Voice role
Video game
Darksiders II Vulgrim Voice role
Video game
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters Gabriel Wallace, Cyber Lord Finbarr, Carny Voice role
Animated series
2013
Dead Island Riptide Sam B. Voice role
Video game
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Kevin Washington Voice role
Video game
Injustice: Gods Among Us Aquaman
Green Lantern (John Stewart DLC Skin)
Voice role
Video game
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Spider Voice role
Video game
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Blade
Gambit
War Machine
Voice role
Video game
Saints Row IV Mr. Sunshine Voice role
Video game
Turbo FAST Smoove Move Voice role
Animated series
Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure Spike (characters) Voice role
Direct-to-video animated film
Khumba Elder #2 the Zebra Voice role
Animated
2014 The Simpsons Hermes Conrad Voice role
Episode: "Simpsorama"
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Dormammu Voice role
Animated series

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