JB Blanc

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JB Blanc
JB Blanc San Diego Comic Con 2013.jpg
Born
Jean-Benoît Blanc

Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1990–present
Children1
Websitewww.jbblanc.com

Jean-Benoît Blanc is a French-British actor and director of film and television who has worked on animations and video games in Los Angeles.[1]

Early life[edit]

Blanc was born in Paris, the son of an English mother and a French father. He moved to England with his mother at the age of five, where he was educated at Bramcote School in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and Sedbergh School in Sedbergh, Cumbria. At the age of 16, he successfully auditioned for the National Youth Theatre. In 1987, he was accepted at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the youngest person to do so that year. He graduated in 1990 and, after a short sabbatical travelling, began his theatre career.

Career[edit]

At one time, Blanc helped run the Arts Threshold theatre company and was working with companies on the London scene, collaborating with directors, including Rufus Norris, Howard Davies and Peter Hall at the Royal National Theatre. In 2001, after 12 years almost exclusively working in theatre, he played Luigi Vampa in The Count of Monte Cristofor Touchstone. Since moving to the United States, he has appeared in television series such as Barry, Masters Of Sex, Shameless, Nikita, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Cold Case, CSI: New York, Raising the Bar, The Unit, Crash, NYPD Blue, Prison Break, Dr. Vegas and The Company.

Blanc has appeared in films, including The Incredible Hulk, Tristan & Isolde, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Moonlight Serenade. He has done voice-work for video games such as Minecraft: Story Mode, Dante's Inferno, Darksiders, Wildstar and James Bond 007: From Russia with Love, in which he played Turkish agent Kerim Bey. In 2013, he voiced Zinyak and Phillipe Loren in Saints Row IV. In 2014, he voiced Commander Kuben Blisk in Titanfall. He is currently voicing Caustic in Apex Legends.

Blanc is a leading Voice Director in Video Games and directs both live action performance capture and voice over on many of the top AAA titles.


Personal life[edit]

He lives in Los Angeles, California with his daughter, Malia.

Filmography[edit]

Voice over roles[edit]

Anime[edit]

Animation[edit]

Film[edit]

Video games[edit]

Live action roles[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Shadowlands Undergraduate Uncredited
2000 102 Dalmatians Captain Uncredited
2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Luigi Vampa
2006 Tristan & Isolde Leon
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Porter
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End East Indian Clerk
2008 The Incredible Hulk The Hulk / Abomination (voice)
2009 Moonlight Serenade Paul Holtzman
2012 Red Dawn Newscaster (voice) Uncredited
2015 Bastards y Diablos Gabriel Rojas
2016 War Dogs Bashkim

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Dr. Vegas Fraser Episode: "Lust For Life"
2005 NYPD Blue Alex Stratis Episode: "Stratis Fear"
2006 Prison Break Jerry Curtin Episode: "First Down"
2007 The Company Manuel Pinero 02 Episodes
2008 The Unit Dr. Leon Rocha 03 Episodes
2008 Crash Father Donal Episode: "Three Men and a Bebe"
2008 Raising the Bar Johan Sharifi Episode: "Bobbi Ba-Bing"
2010 CSI: NY Tripp Walker Episode: "Flag on the Play"
2010 Cold Case Paul Shepard '10 02 Episodes
2010 I'm in the Band Agent Yurislavislavislavi Episode: "Weasels on Deck"
2011 - 2012 Breaking Bad Dr. Barry Goodman 02 Episodes
2012 Vegas Max Chandler Episode: "Masquerade"
2013 Burn Notice Ivan Episode: "Brother in Arms"
2015 Shameless Hanzi Episode: "The Two Lisas"
2017 - 2020 Better Call Saul Dr. Barry Goodman 03 Episodes
2019 Barry Batir 02 Episodes

Staff work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jbblanc.com
  2. ^ "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. 4 October 2014. Adult Swim.
  3. ^ Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood (film). 2016.
  4. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.
  5. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". Archived from the original on 11 October 2014.
  6. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  7. ^ Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent.
  8. ^ Chalk, Andy (17 February 2016). "Master of Orion trailer reveals a cast of sci-fi stars". PC Gamer. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  9. ^ 4A Games. Metro: Last Light. Deep Silver. Scene: Closing credits, 1 minute in, English Voice Talent (Alphabetical Order).
  10. ^ Blanc, JB [@thejbblanc] (23 April 2019). "I know you all heard it in the trailers, but I can finally confirm that I play Kano in @MK11 !!! Thanks for all your enthusiastic outing!!!! 🤣" (Tweet). Retrieved 23 April 2019 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Capcom. Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. Capcom. Scene: Ending credits, 0:44 in, CAST. Credited as J.B. Blanc.
  12. ^ "JB Blanc (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 5 May 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  13. ^ Carbine Studios. WildStar. NCSOFT. Scene: Credits, 2:45 in, Cast.
  14. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.

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