Jason Marsden

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Jason Marsden
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Marsden on April 21, 2008
Born Jason Christopher Marsden
(1975-01-03) January 3, 1975 (age 41)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor, director, producer
Years active 1985–present
Agent AVO Talent
Spouse(s) Christy Hicks (m. 2004)
Children 1
Website http://www.jasonmarsden.com

Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975) is an American actor, voice actor, director and producer who has done numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series and video games.

Early life[edit]

Marsden was born in Providence, Rhode Island, to Linda and Myles Marsden, respectively a former fashion model and a former Premier danseur of the Yugoslav National Ballet and Founder of the first regional ballet company in New England, called State Ballet of Rhode Island.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1987, at the age of 12, Marsden booked his first major role in a science fiction movie called Robot Jox, which was released two years after filming because of the studio's financial problems and inevitable bankruptcy at the time. He played Alan Quartermaine, Jr., in the American daytime serial General Hospital. He continued this role for two years, while still attending elementary school. This was followed soon afterwards by the role of Eddie Munster in the TV series remake of The Munsters titled The Munsters Today. At the same time, he also had his first voice acting role in a cartoon, that of Cavin in the later seasons of the Disney TV series Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, as well as being the young announcer of the (new) Mickey Mouse Club and other Disney infomercials.

Marsden continued his career with many guest star appearances on prime time sitcoms. In 1990, he was the voice of Peter Pan in Peter Pan and the Pirates, which ran for two seasons and in 1992, he landed the role of Dash X in Eerie, Indiana.

He lent his voice to Thackery Binx as a black cat in Disney's Hocus Pocus and reprised the role in the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.

His next roles included voicing Goofy's son Max Goof in Disney's A Goofy Movie (1995), as well as in the sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) and also had a role in White Squall (1996). Marsden also did the voice of Garrett Miller on Extreme Ghostbusters and the younger versions of Shere Khan and King Louie on Jungle Cubs, which was a babyfication of Disney's hit film Jungle Book and also reprised Max Goof on House of Mouse.

Some other on-camera roles were that of Rich Halke (J.T's best friend) in Step by Step, which was from 1995 until the show's cancellation in 1998; and Nelson Burkhard (D.J.'s rich boyfriend) in Full House. On Boy Meets World he played a character where he used his real name and was the best friend of Eric Matthews. He played the young Burt Ward/Robin in the 2002 television movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. In 1999, he starred in Walt Disney Animation Studios' Tarzan as a member of gorilla family.

Since Step by Step, Marsden has provided voices for numerous animated television shows and computer games. He appeared in a direct-to-video film, as the voice of Kovu in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998), and narrated many of the special features on the Lion King Special edition DVD. He was the voice of Haku in the American dub of Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (more commonly known as Spirited Away) (2001). He has also provided the voice of Richie Foley/Gear in the television series Static Shock. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, he voiced several characters, most notably Lilarcor the talking sword, and the druid Cernd.

His first foray into directing was an episode of the Nickelodeon series The Journey of Allen Strange (1997). He also directed, wrote, produced, and edited The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! in 2004.

He has done voice over work on the various DC Warner Bros. animated series; as Clark Kent as a teenager in Superman: The Animated Series, as Snapper Carr in Justice League, as Billy Numerous in Teen Titans, as Donny Grass on an episode of Batman Beyond, as Danger Duck in Loonatics Unleashed, and as the villain Firefly in The Batman and as Paco in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. More recently, he played Impulse and The Atom in Young Justice: Invasion.

He also voiced for Tak in the game Tak and the Power of Juju along with Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams and Tak: The Great Juju Challenge.

From late summer 2004 to early spring 2007, Marsden was the head announcer for Toon Disney (excluding Jetix), but he also serves as a part-time announcer for Disney Channel. He appeared in the film Fun with Dick and Jane as the cashier at the gas station, and was Tasslehoff Burrfoot in the movie Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight.[2]

In 2012, Marsden did the voice of Final Fantasy XIII-2 character Noel Kreiss, of Kade Burns and Fingers on the The Hub series Transformers: Rescue Bots and Kaijudo, and continues to provide the voices of Nermal, Vito, Doctor Bonkers and numerous others on The Garfield Show. In 2013, he did the voice of Aye-Aye in The Legend of Korra.

Personal life[edit]

Marsden has been married to his wife Christy Hicks since October 2004. Together they have a son, who was born in February 2010.[3] They currently live in Nashville, Tennessee.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Roles Notes
1985–1988 General Hospital Alan "A.J." Quartermaine, Jr. #3 Live-action
1988–1991 The Munsters Today Edward Wolfgang "Eddie" Munster
1988–1990 Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears Cavin Voice
1990 Peter Pan and the Pirates Peter Pan
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue Michael
Robot Jox Tommy Live-action
Almost an Angel Boy #2
1992 Eerie, Indiana Dash X
Mr. Saturday Night Buddy, age 15
1993 Almost Home Gregory Morgan
The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show Shnookums Voice
Mighty Max Younger Norman
Hocus Pocus Thackery Binx[5]
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Jason Barkley Live-action
1994 Tom Mike Graham
1994–1995 Full House Nelson Burkhard
Boy Meets World Jason Marsden 9 episodes
1995 The Mask Skillit Voice
1995–1998 Step by Step Rich Halke Live-action
1995 Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Billy Dooley
A Goofy Movie Max Goof Voice
1996 White Squall Shay Jennings, First Albatross Mate
Superman: The Animated Series Teenage Clark Kent
1996–1997 Jungle Cubs Shere Khan, Prince Johar, Louie (season 1 only)
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Garrett Miller
Trojan War Josh Live-action
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Adult Kovu Voice
Fallout 2 Myron
1999 Xyber 9: New Dawn Jack
Tarzan Mungo the Gorilla
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Max Goof
2000–2004 The Weekenders Tino Tonitini, Colby
Static Shock Richie Foley/Gear
2001 Spirited Away Haku English dub
How to Make a Monster Bug Voice
2001–2002 Disney's House of Mouse Max Goof
Invader Zim Torque Smackey, recurring voices
2001–2003 The Legend of Tarzan Mungo
2001–2004 Justice League Snapper Carr
2002 Will & Grace Kim Live-action
The Boy Who Cried Alien Principal Voice
Even Stevens Norman Squirelli Live-action
2002–2005 ¡Mucha Lucha! Electricity, additional voices Voice
2002–2007 Kim Possible Felix Renton
2002 Teamo Supremo Ollie Jimson
2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Young Burt Ward, Robin Live-action
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Rosh Penin Voice
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Dustil Onasi, Brejik, Igear
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Waiter, Baby Jumba Jookiba
Tak and the Power of Juju Tak
The Fairly OddParents Chester McBadbat #2, Imaginary Gary
Totally Spies! Ian
2004 Tales of a Fly on the Wall Kip Live-action
Felix the Cat Saves Christmas Voice
Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams Tak
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Max Goof
The Batman Firefly
2004–2006 Xiaolin Showdown Chase Young
A.T.O.M. Master Guan
W.I.T.C.H. Matt Olsen, Shagon
2005–2007 Loonatics Unleashed Danger Duck
2005 Nice Guys Wendell Live-action
Codename: Kids Next Door Windsor, Jerry Rassic, additional voices Voice
Tak: The Great Juju Challenge Tak Voice
Fun with Dick and Jane Convenience Store Clerk Live-action
2006 Teen Titans Red Star, Billy Numerous Voice
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Private Janzen
2007 Garfield Gets Real Nermal
Afro Samurai Sasuke
Power Rangers: Super Legends Flareon (Lost Galaxy)
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Camila Flores, Red Vaquero, Kali J.Wolf, La Gris Loba, Carlos Suarez
2008 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Tasslehoff Burrfoot
The Garfield Show Nermal, Vito, Liz's Father, Pete the Dog Catcher, Hercules the Dog, The Mad Scientist
Batman: Gotham Knight Cop, Doctor, Youth 2, Thomas Wayne, Doctor
Garfield's Fun Fest Nermal, Ramon
2009 Locker 13 Edgar Live-action
Actor
Director
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Speedy, Paco, Robin (Scooby-Doo) Voice
Garfield's Pet Force Nermal, Abnermal
2010 Resonance of Fate Pater
Generator Rex Sqwydd
Fallout: New Vegas Craig Boone
G.I. Joe: Renegades Duke
The Super Hero Squad Show Nova
MAD Ty Pennington, Freddie Benson, Edward Cullen, Zeke, Jacob Black, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Joe Lamb, Phil Coulson, Kid Flash, Lolcat
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Aerin, Sven, Gwilin, Eltrys, Onmund, Erik, Mikael, additional voices
Jurassic Park: The Game Billy Yoder
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Young Max, Antonio
Transformers: Rescue Bots Kade Burns
Pizza Man Professor Baldini Live-action
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Noel Kreiss Voice
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Various characters
Blue Like Jazz Kenny Live-action
Young Justice: Invasion Bart Allen/Impulse/Kid Flash II, Ray Palmer/Atom Voice
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters Joseph "Fingers"
2013 Doc McStuffins Teddy B.
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Fruitcake
Ultimate Spider-Man Oliver Osnick/Steel Spider, Weird Kid
Doctor Lollipop Nurse Crackers
The Legend of Korra Aye-Aye, Huan
Monsters University Additional voices
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Noel Kreiss
Clarence Sumo, Belson (pilot episode only)
Beware the Batman Young Bruce Wayne
We Wish You a Merry Walrus Sydmull
2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Thad[6]
2016 The Lion Guard Kovu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Marsden Biography (1975–)" Film Reference.
  2. ^ "Official Dragonlance Movie Site – The Movie : Cast". dragonlance-movie.com. 
  3. ^ journeyofafrontman (10 October 2015). "On the Line with Jason Marsden". 
  4. ^ "Twitter". 
  5. ^ ‘Hocus Pocus’ Turns 20: Meet the Voice Behind Binx the Talking Cat The Daily Beast, Retrieved July 17, 2015
  6. ^ "Days of Future Smash: The Tomorrow Smashers". Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Season 2. Episode 23. June 7, 2015. Disney XD. 

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