Richard Newman (actor)

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Richard Newman
Born Richard James Edward Newman
(1949-10-14) October 14, 1949 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Voice Actor/Actor
Years active 1984-present
Notable credit(s) Exosquad
as Phaeton
as Tōtōsai
Beast Wars
as Rhinox
Vision of Escaflowne
as Dornkirk

Richard Newman (born October 14, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor notable for his numerous voice roles in Transformers cartoons. He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Newman started his career in voice acting in Beast Wars: Transformers (Beasties in Canada) voicing Rhinox and the Vok. He has also had roles in Dragon Ball Z, RoboCop Alpha Commando, and Beast Machines: Transformers as well as MegaMan NT Warrior, and Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars. Newman also provided archvillain Phaeton's voice in the animated television series Exosquad. His most recent role was as the Bear Hugger, a Canadian boxer, in Punch-Out!!.

Newman's credits also includes theatre work. During 2011 season of Vancouver's Bard on the Beach festival, he was acclaimed for his performance of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and was nominated for a Jessie Award for "Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Large Theatre".[1] His more recent work includes the title character in the 2012 production of King Lear with the City Stage New West theatre company.[2]


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