Cam Clarke

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Cam Clarke
Cam Clarke (14062782131).jpg
Clarke at Calgary Expo
Born
Cameron Arthur Clarke

(1957-11-06) November 6, 1957 (age 61)
Other namesJames Flinders, Jimmy Flinders, Kelly Brewster, Cameron Charles, Cam Clark, Clark Kelly, Adam Nevel
OccupationVoice actor, singer
Years active1964–present
AgentSutton, Barth and Vennari
Notable credit(s)
Metal Gear Solid
as Liquid Snake
Robotech
as Max Sterling and Lance "Lancer" Belmont
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
as Leonardo and Rocksteady
Akira (Streamline dub)
as Shotaro Kaneda
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002)
as Prince Adam/He-Man
Monster High
as Heath Burns
FamilyLex de Azevedo (half-brother)
Websitehttp://www.camclarke.com/

Cameron Arthur "Cam" Clarke (born November 6, 1957) is an American voice actor and singer, known for his voice work in animation, video games and commercials. He is best known for providing the voices of Leonardo and Rocksteady in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and Shotaro Kaneda in the 1989 original Streamline Pictures English dub of Akira. He often voices teenagers and other similarly young characters. One of his prominent roles in video games was voicing Liquid Snake in the Metal Gear series.

Career[edit]

Clarke began his acting career in the show The Hollywood Palace as The King Family Show. He continued to perform with his family on various TV specials until the 1980s when he got his first voice acting roles in the animated shows Snorks and Robotech. Clarke was taught by established voice actor Michael Bell. Clarke is best known for his roles as Kaneda in Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (Streamline-dub), Max Sterling and Lancer in the 1985 Robotech series, Rigadon in Around the World with Willy Fog, Dogtanian in Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, Leonardo and Rocksteady in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, Wolfgang Mozart in the Jem episode Journey Through Time and Liquid Snake in the popular Metal Gear Solid series of video games. Clarke is also the voice of Prince Adam and He-Man in the 2002 version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TV series. He is also known to RPG fans as Ryudo in Grandia II, Kratos Aurion in Tales of Symphonia and Will Raynard in Tales of Legendia. He voices the male Blood Elf in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. He uses a voice similar to Liquid Snake's for this portrayal. To date, Clarke has voiced over one hundred titles. Cam is easily recognizable by his distinct voice which can fluctuate from adolescent sounding (Leonardo) to deep and soothing (Kratos) and to a faux British (Liquid Snake). He also acts as Pavel in the popular Neverwinter Nights PC release.

Personal life[edit]

Clarke was born in 1957 in Burbank, California, to actor Robert Clarke and singer Alyce King. He is nephew to guitarist Alvino Rey and pianist Buddy Cole, cousin to actress Tina Cole and writer Chris Conkling, half brother to musicians Ric and Lex de Azevedo, and uncle to voice actress Emilie Brown and actress Rachel Coleman.

He is openly gay.[2] His experiences inspired his album Inside Out, which changed pronouns in lyrics of classic songs,[3][4] and his one-man autobiographical play Stop Me If I Told You This.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Animation[edit]

Anime[edit]

Films[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Direct-to-video and television films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Live action[edit]

Audiobooks[edit]

Theater[edit]

  • Noah: The Musical – Citizen of Land of Nod
  • Stop Me If I Told You This – Himself

Other[edit]

  • The Dark Crystal – Jen (read-along cassette story recording)
  • "The World of Snoopy" – Snoopy (Animatronic toy and read-along cassette series)

Staff work[edit]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Inside Out". Amazon. Archived from the original on 25 April 2007. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/CamClarkeVoices/posts/1606240112943956
  3. ^ "Inside Out – Cam Clarke 1999". Broadway World. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Reighley, Kurt B. (May 8, 2001). "Do-It-Yourselfer". The Advocate. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Stop Me If I Told You This". Playbill. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cam Clarke's Stop Me If I Told You This to Open 2/28 at Odyssey Theatre". Broadway World. January 30, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  7. ^ a b [1] Retrieved October 28, 2015
  8. ^ "Cam Clarke on Twitter: 'Starting new role on #bleach @adultswim Character's name is Kageroza Inaba – hero? villain? u decide!'". Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  9. ^ http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2015/04/15-1/saboten-con-to-feature-robotech-30th-anniversary-celebration
  10. ^ Big Hero 6 (film). 2014.
  11. ^ Nippon Ichi Software. La Pucelle: Tactics. Nippon Ichi Software, Mastiff. Scene: Closing credits, 2 minutes in, English Voice Talent.
  12. ^ Tyrrel, Brandin (October 14, 2014). "Technology: Amazon gets serious about video games". IGN. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  13. ^ Fekete, Bob (October 14, 2014). "Amazon Game Studios Announce Four New Games [VIDEO]". iDigitalTimes.com. IBT Media. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  14. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  15. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.

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