J. B. Blanc
|J. B. Blanc|
13 February 1969
|Other names||John White|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Jean-Benoît "J. B." Blanc (born 13 February 1969) is a French-English actor and voice actor.
Blanc was born in Paris, the son of a French father and English mother. 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.
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At one time, Blanc ran his own theatre company and was working with companies on the London scene, collaborating with directors such as Rufus Norris, Howard Davies, and Sir Peter Hall at the Royal National Theatre. In 2001, after 12 years almost exclusively working in theatre, he played the Luigi Vampa in the 2002 film The Count of Monte Cristo. Since moving to the United States, he has appeared in television series such as Breaking Bad, Cold Case, CSI: New York, Raising the Bar, The Unit, Crash, NYPD Blue, Prison Break, Dr. Vegas, and The Company.
Blanc has also appeared in films such as The Incredible Hulk, Tristan & Isolde, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties and Moonlight Serenade. He has done voice-overs commercially and in animation and video games such as Dante's Inferno, Darksiders, Wildstar, and 007: From Russia with Love, in which he played Turkish agent Kerim Bey. In 2013, Blanc voiced various characters in Saints Row IV, including Emperor Zinyak and Phillipe Loren. He voiced Commander Blisk in the 2014 video game Titanfall.
- Bleach – Makizō Aramaki, Sajin Komamura (Ep. 99+), Nakeem Greendina, Demora, Patros, Genga, Ginrei Kuchiki, Additional Voices
- Blue Dragon – Lt. Dragnov
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 – General Upson (Ep. 6), Kolchak (Ep. 7)
- Dangaizer 3 – D.D
- Daphne in the Brilliant Blue – Lee, Leonskii
- Digimon Fusion – KingWhamon, AncientVolcanomon, Pharaohmon
- Freedom – Chairman (Ep. 7), Additional Voices
- Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C 2nd GIG – Rod (Ep. 40)
- Gun Sword – Domingo
- Hellsing (OVA & TV) – Enrico Maxwell, Cheddar Priest, Science Expert (Ep. 8)
- Kekkaishi – Ichirou Ogi, Ohdo (Eps. 43–44)
- Kurokami: The Animation – General Gustav (Ep. 13, 16), Howard (Ep. 14)
- L/R: Licensed by Royalty – Rowe Rickenbacker, Waiter
- Marvel Anime: Blade – Deacon Frost
- Marvel Anime: Iron Man – Prof. Michelinie
- Marvel Anime: Wolverine – Omega Red, Master Koh
- Mega Man Star Force – Bob Copper, Crown Thunder, Jean Couronne XIV
- Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – Alberto Vist, Additional Voices
- Monster – Roberto
- Naruto – Pakkun, Jiga (others)
- Naruto Shippuden – Hiruko, Pakkun, Gataro (Ep. 226)
- Persona 4: The Animation – Ryotaro Dojima (credited as John White)
- R.O.D. the TV – Joe "Joker" Carpenter, Editor B (Ep. 10)
- Strawberry Eggs – Fortune Teller
- Texhnolyze – Mizuno
- Avengers Assemble – Mangog
- Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! – Colander, Vic
- Beware the Batman – Alfred Pennyworth, Batcomputer, The Key, Lunkhead, Additional Voices
- Black Panther – Batroc, Black Knight, Male Cannibal, Additional Voices
- Dragons: Race to the Edge – Ryker
- Guardians of the Galaxy – Titus
- Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. – Red Ghost
- Huntik: Secrets & Seekers – Guggenheim
- Peter Rabbit – Mr. Bouncer, Tommy Brock
- Pickle and Peanut – Bloodbeard, Pierre, Additional Voices
- Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja – Additional Voices
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes – Wrecker, Heimdall, Additional Voices
- Transformers: Rescue Bots – Ansel Ambrose
- TripTank – Various Voices
- Turbo FAST – Aiden Hardshell, Ari Goldfish, Snail Vendor
- Ultimate Spider-Man – Titus
- 009 Re:Cyborg – 007/Great Britain
- A Cat in Paris – Victor Costa
- Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher – Orion, Baron Zemo
- Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advert – Silat
- Bleach: Fade to Black – Sajin Komamura
- Bleach: Memories of Nobody – Jai
- Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion – Sajin Komamura
- Bleach: The Hell Verse – Sajin Komamura
- Delhi Safari – The Director, Prime Minister
- Iron Man: Rise of Technovore – Obadiah Stane
- Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Lost Tower – Mukade/Anrokuzan
- Redline – Lynchman
- Time of Eve – Atsuro Masaki (uncredited)
- Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War – Dimitri Heinreich
- Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea – Theokhuga
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Wilson Fisk/Kingpin
- Agent Under Fire – Nigel Bloch
- Batman: Arkham Knight – Fire Chief, Edward Burke, Officer Thraves, Officer Anderson, Sergeant Badowsky, Harley Thugs
- Batman: Arkham Origins – Bane
- Bleach: The 3rd Phantom – Arturo Plateado, Sajin Komamura
- Bleach: Shattered Blade – Arturo Plateado
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Le Sabre
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. – Grant, Milton, Newscaster
- Coraline – Sergei Alexander Bobinsky, The Other Bobinsky
- Dante's Inferno – Alighiero
- Darksiders – Ulthane
- Despicable Me – Dr. Nefario
- Diablo III – Diablo
- Evolve – Griffin
- Final Fantasy XIII/Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Additional Voices
- From Russia with Love – Kerim Bey
- Fuse – Luther Deveraux
- Game of Thrones – Malcolm Branfield
- Grandia III – Kornell
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Various minions
- Infinite Crisis – Various characters
- Ingress – Roland Jarvis
- Infamous 2 – Various voices
- Killer Is Dead – Victor
- Klonoa – Ghadius, Soleil
- League of Legends – Braum
- Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Swamp Thing, Arkillo, Penguin, Bane
- Lego Dimensions – Bane
- Lego Jurassic World – Additional Voices
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Captain Britain, Kraven the Hunter, Heimdall
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Additional Voices
- Mad Max – Top Dog, Additional Voices
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – Boris Vyacheslavovich Popov
- Metro: Last Light – English Voice Talent
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Tower of Sauron, Thuggish Orc
- Mother of Myth – Acis
- Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 3 – Sasori (Hiruko)
- Naruto: Ninja Council 4 – Sasori (Hiruko)
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 – Traveling Merchant
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 – First Hokage/ Hashirama Senju
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 4 – Sasori (Hiruko)
- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 5 – Sasori (Hiruko)
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Ryotaro Dojima, Shuji Ikutsuki
- Radiata Stories – Lucian
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – Brian Irons
- Saints Row IV – Zinyak & Phillipe Loren
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 – Ryotaro Dojima, Taro Namatame (uncredited)
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories – Additional Voices (uncredited)
- Skylanders: Trap Team - Hood Sickle
- Skylanders: SuperChargers – Additional Voices
- SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 – Condor
- Street Fighter IV/Super Street Fighter IV – El Fuerte
- Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World – Commander Brute
- The Crew – Omar
- Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception – Thugs
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss – General Roberto Guerro
- Tales of Vesperia – Barbos, Killer of Heroes (Barbatos), LeBlanc, Natz
- Titanfall – Commander Blisk
- WildStar – Caretaker, Ionis the Watcher, Luminai Male
- The Wonderful 101 – Wonder Yellow
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Mage-Lord Urom, Ignis the Furnace Master
- World of Warcraft: Cataclysm – Asaad, High Priest Venoxis
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – Riko, Commander Durand, Manchu
- World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – Additional Voices
- Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward – Tenmyouji
- 102 Dalmatians – Captain (uncredited)
- Arms and the Dudes – Bashkim
- Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties – Porter
- Moonlight Serenade
- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End – East Indian Clerk
- The Count of Monte Cristo – Luigi Vampa
- Tristan & Isolde – Leon
- Breaking Bad – Dr. Barry Goodman
- Burn Notice – Ivan
- Cold Case – Paul Shepard
- Crash – Father Donal
- CSI: NY – Tripp Walker
- Dr. Vegas – Fraser
- NYPD Blue – Alex Stratis
- Prison Break – Jerry Curtin
- Raising the Bar – Johan
- Shameless – Hanzi
- The Company – Manuel Pinero
- The Unit – Dr. Leon Rocha
- Vegas – Max Chandler
- Blood Oath – Dialogue Coach
- Henry John and the Little Bug – Stunt Coordinator, Dialogue and Acting Coach
- The Informers – Dialect Coach
- Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Director, Voice Director
- Lego Dimensions – Voice Director
- L/R: Licensed by Royalty – ADR Director
- Mafia III – Voice Director
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Voice Director
- Rubber Soul – Dialogue Coach
- Sugartown – Acting Coach, Executive Producer
- XCOM 2 – Voice Director
- "Hellsing Ultimate III". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 3. 4 October 2014. Adult Swim.
- "Party Like It's 1899". Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Season 1. Episode 8. 19 October 2015. Cartoon Network.
- "Behind The Voice Actors - J.B. Blanc". Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- "Night of the Hunters, Part 1". Dragons: Race to the Edge. Season 3. Episode 15. 8 January 2015. Netflix.
- "Take the Milano and Run". Guardians of the Galaxy. Season 1. Episode 4. 10 October 2015. Disney XD.
- "The Defiant Hulks". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 15. 2 March 2015. Disney XD.
- "Cart Ruslters/Swimming Lessons". Pickle and Peanut. Season 1. Episode 2. 14 September 2015. Disney XD.
- "Gory Agnes/Haunted Couch". Pickle and Peanut. Season 1. Episode 5. 5 October 2015. Disney XD.
- "A Cabbage Miracle Day/Springtime for Christmas/Yellow Snow". Pickle and Peanut. Season 1. Episode 9. 30 November 2015. Disney XD.
- "Dirty Talk". TripTank. Season 2. Episode 3. 9 October 2015. Comedy Central.
- Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.
- "Infinite Crisis Credits".
- Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent.
- 4A Games. Metro: Last Light. Deep Silver. Scene: Closing credits, 1 minute in, English Voice Talent (Alphabetical Order).
- Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
- Carbine Studios. WildStar. NCSOFT. Scene: Credits, 2:45 in, Cast.
- Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.
- Official website
- J. B. Blanc at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- J. B. Blanc at the Internet Movie Database