Chris Parson

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For the British filmmaker, see Christopher Parsons.
Chris Parson
Born Christopher L. Parson
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Voice actor

Christopher L. "Chris" Parson is an American voiceover actor and a 2001 graduate of the USC School of Cinema Television (now USC School of Cinematic Arts). Parson began his career working primarily as an assistant in talent management while still a student, and worked briefly in digital artist management for Sony Pictures Imageworks.

It was after being laid-off from Sony that Parson decided to pursue a career in voiceover, one he entered after responding to a classified ad on the popular website Craigslist.

He subsequently appeared as the narrator in several documentaries, appearing on The Fifth Element special edition DVD and The Pursuit of Happyness DVD, as well as VH1's mini-series Fabulous Life: Really Rich Real Estate. Parson also served as the narrator for the Fox series Nashville.

Parson had voiced the title role (as well as many others) on Comedy Central's animated series Lil' Bush, and has lent his voice to episodes of Fox's popular shows Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, and Disney's Handy Manny.

Currently, he is the on-air promotions voice for the popular cable network, Syfy. He became the voice of Syfy after its rebranding in July, 2009.

Parson's voice is also featured in Gore Verbinski's animated feature, Rango, starring Johnny Depp.

Parson has also provided voice overs for several video games; he voiced the character Yusuf Tazim in Assassin's Creed: Revelations and has provided additional voiceover work for Red Faction: Guerrilla, Infamous 2, Mafia III, Grand Theft Auto V, Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Prototype 2, and Overwatch.[1] Recently, he voiced the character Gladiolus Amicitia in Final Fantasy XV.

Parson currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Southpaw, Or: What I Learned About Being Left-Handed Short film; also producer, director, writer, editor and cinematographer
2007 Jesus & George Khalil, Miller Short film
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Hep Cat, Cat Spy Analyst
2011 Rango Hazel Moats, Kinski, Stump, Clinker, Lenny, Boseefus, Dirt Kid
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham Stout Guard Direct-to-video
2014 Yellowbird Additional Voices English version
2016 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Gladiolus Amicitia English version

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 My Gym Partner's a Monkey Cha-poopie Episode: "Flesh Fur Fantasy/Substitute Sweetheart"
2007–2008 Lil' Bush Lil' George, Lil' Al Gore, Lil' John Kerry, Lil' Bill Clinton, Additional Voices 16 episodes
2007 Revisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series Episode: "Keys to the Kingdom: Part 3"
2007 The 1/2 Hour News Hour Guy White 5 episodes
2007 Nashville Narrator 2 episodes
2008 Mind of Mencia George W. Bush Episode: "Episode #4.8"
2009 Family Guy Charlie Sheen, B.B. King 2 episodes
2009 Chowder Fan, Dog Ball Rider, Head Coach Episode: "Big Ball"
2010 The Cleveland Show Michael Cera Episode: "How Cleveland Got His Groove Back"
2011–2012 Handy Manny Totts 2 episodes
2012 Extreme RVs Narrator 3 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kids Trivia The Host
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Goblin
2008 Jumper: Griffin's Story Italian Policeman
2008 007: Quantum of Solace Rivera, Additional Voices
2008 Legendary Additional Voices
2009 Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Rasto, Southern Prisoners
2009 Red Faction: Guerrilla
2011 Rango Lars
2011 Might & Magic Heroes VI Krill
2011 Infamous 2 Male Pedestrians
2011 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wham-Shell
2011 Infamous: Festival of Blood Male Pedestrians
2011 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Yusuf Tazim
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Additional Voices English version
2012 Gotham City Imposters
2012 Prototype 2 Additional Voices
2012 Skylanders: Giants Wham-Shell
2013 The Croods: Prehistoric Party! Grug
2013 Metro: Last Light Artyom
2013 Grand Theft Auto V The Local Population
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Wham-Shell
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices English version
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Wham-Shell
2014 Project Spark Haakon
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Exarch Akama
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider Additional Voices
2016 Overwatch Junkrat
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Additional Voices
2016 World of Warcraft Akama
2016 Mafia III Additional Voices
2016 Final Fantasy XV Gladiolus Amicitia English version

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