John Rafter Lee
John Rafter Lee
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, narrator, playwright, producer|
Lee was born in England with Irish ancestry. His father worked as a carpenter and other men in his family were blacksmiths, brick layers and plumbers. Lee himself has worked in agriculture picking fruit, which he considers much more difficult than voice acting.
Lee has narrated hundreds of audiobooks. "His trademark rich, smooth voice with its hint of a growl turns the word into a seduction," according to AudioFile. He has won numerous Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile in 2009.
In film, he portrayed the mysterious Trevor Goodchild in Peter Chung's Æon Flux. Other voice credits include Meier Link in both Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust and Vampire Hunter D, Pavlo Zaitsev in episode 16 of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Jason Wynn in HBO's Spawn animated series, and Aristotle in Reign: The Conqueror. John also had a role as a voice actor playing Cid Bunansa in the video game Final Fantasy XII.
He has written the plays Blood and Milk, Hitler's Head, Passchendaele, Clean Souls and Frankincense. He has adapted into English Schiller's Don Carlos, Racine's Britannicus and Grabbe's Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Significance. Passchendaele received its first production at the New York Fringe Festival in August 2010.
His latest film, which he wrote and co-produced, is Forfeit, which received its premier at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. He is currently writing a film to be shot in his hometown, Birmingham, England.
|1976||Bugsy Malone||Benny Lee|
|1988||Rikky and Pete||High Ranking Officer|
|1992||Small Kill||Hit Man|
|1993||Hammers Over the Anvil||Charles McAlister|
|1998||Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2||Jason Wynn||Voice|
|1999||Todd McFarlane's Spawn 3: The Ultimate Battle||Jason Wynn|
|1999||George Lucas in Love||Ranter||Short|
|2000||Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust||Meier Link||Voice|
|2001||Breathing Hard||John Duggan||Also writer and producer|
|2003||Jules Verne & Walt Disney: Explorers of Imagination||Narrator||Documentary|
|2007||Forfeit||N/A||Writer and producer|
|1995||Æon Flux||Trevor Goodchild||Voice, 10 episodes|
|1996||Mercury||Jim Mulvaney||Unknown episodes|
|1997–1999||Todd McFarlane's Spawn||Jason Wynn||Voice, 17 episodes|
|2000||Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki||Azusa Jurai||Voice, Episode: "Here Comes Jurai"|
|2003||Reign: The Conqueror||Aristotle||Voice, 4 episodes|
|2003||Ninja Scroll: The Series||Renya Yagyu||Voice|
|2003–2004||Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex||Kusunoki, Zaitsef, Security Guard, Yaku Humimari (voices)||Voice, 4 episodes|
|2000||Vampire Hunter D||Meier Link|
|2000||Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption|
|2006||Final Fantasy XII||Cid Bunansa|