Keith Ferguson (voice actor)

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Keith Ferguson
Keith Ferguson - VO Actor.jpg
Ferguson in 2010
Born
Keith James Ferguson

(1972-02-26) February 26, 1972 (age 47)[1]
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of the Pacific
University of Southern California
OccupationVoice actor
Years active1994–present
Notable work
Websitewww.whoiskeithferguson.com

Keith James Ferguson (born February 26, 1972) is an American voice actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Bloo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Basch fon Ronsenburg from Final Fantasy XII, Marluxia from Kingdom Hearts, Lord Hater from Wander Over Yonder, Lord Saladin from Destiny and Destiny 2 and Reaper from Overwatch. He also provides a number of sound-alike portrayals, including Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Indiana Jones in Robot Chicken and Lightning McQueen in the Cars video games, replacing Owen Wilson.

Early life[edit]

Ferguson was born in Los Angeles, California on February 26, 1972. He became a voice actor in 1999.

Career[edit]

After studying theatrical performance and creative writing at the University of the Pacific[2] and University of Southern California, Ferguson worked behind the scenes in daytime television production while occasionally finding time to perform in local theatre productions and improvisation groups.

Voice acting[edit]

Towards the end of his production career, he actively began his pursuit of a career in voice-over. In 1999, while working on what would turn out to be his last full-time position in television production, a voice-over agent named Pat Brady, after discovering Ferguson the week prior in a voice-over workshop in Toluca Lake, California, and before even officially signing with him for representation, sent him out on what would be his first professional voice-over audition (a sound-alike for Keanu Reeves in a 60-second radio spot satirizing The Matrix for the former Hollywood Video movie-rental franchise). He ended up booking the role from this first VO audition, after which he officially signed with Pat Brady who, through two talent agencies, would continue to represent him to this day.

In 2000, he gained his first experience in animation voice-over alongside Rob Paulsen and David Sobolov having booked the role of Ray on a former, somewhat obscure CG animated web-series entitled Li'l Green Men featured on Warner Bros. former website "Entertaindom." After the next 3 years while building up his voice-over repertoire with various roles in commercial spots, video games, animation and sound-alike voice-matching for various films, he would be cast in one of the first of his more notable roles being that of Bloo in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends created by The Powerpuff Girls animator Craig McCracken.[3] This was accompanied by other notable performances such as General "Thunderbolt" Ross in the animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Friend Owl in the feature Bambi II, as well as his recurring portrayal as Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Indiana Jones in Robot Chicken along with the Star Wars parodies. He reprised his Han Solo character in The Lego Movie.

Amidst further various vocal appearances in animation, a few of which include credits on Family Guy, Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Legion of Super Heroes, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Ferguson also found a role in Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales subbing for Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen.[4] Ferguson has also done voice work in video games; notable roles include Basch fon Ronsenburg in Final Fantasy XII, Gabranth in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy and Number XI Organization XIII member Marluxia in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.

Ferguson was also vocally featured as two differently styled race-announcers in two TV commercials for the sports beverage, Vitamin Water; one featuring race-car driver Carl Edwards with Ralph Macchio paying homage to his role in The Karate Kid, and the other a Super Bowl ad featuring Shaquille O'Neal as an unlikely victorious horse-race jockey.

Personal life[edit]

Ferguson's mother is a retired probate estate specialist whilst his father was a well-known pianist who was one of Southern California's popular piano men until his death in 1999.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

List of voice performances in direct-to-video, feature and television films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1994 The Defender Additional Voices
2000 Gen¹³
2003 The Death of Batman Short film
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms  
2006 Bambi II Friend Owl [1][5]
2006 Ultimate Avengers Additional Voices
2008 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination Bloo, Captain, Francis [1]
2011 Larry & Lydia Larry
2011 Batman: Year One Jefferson Skeevers [1]
2012 Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Bloo  
2013 Monsters University Additional Voices
2014 The Lego Movie Han Solo [1]
2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Additional Voices [6]
2015 Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts Gruff Cop, Distinguished Man
2015 Inside Out Additional Voices
2015 Minions
2016 Norm of the North Human Tourist [1]
2016 Elena and the Secret of Avalor Zuzo
2019 Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Baxter Stockman, Two Face

Animation[edit]

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004–09 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Bloo, Additional Voices [1]
2005-07 Family Guy Jimmy Smits, Various  
2006 Four Eyes! Syler    
2006 Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh 1-Love  
2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Hip-Hop-Itmus-Prime, Additional Voices    
2006 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Bill Ken Sebben Ep. "Birdnapped" [1]
2007–present Robot Chicken Various    
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Han Solo, C-3PO, Imperial Probe Droid Television special
2007 Legion of Super Heroes Karate Kid, Nemesis Kid Ep. "The Karate Kid" [1]
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Han Solo, General Veers Television special
2008–12 Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales Lightning McQueen  
2008-12 Phineas and Ferb Additional Voices 4 episodes  
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Han Solo Television special
2010–18 Adventure Time Lenny, Colonel Candy Corn, Dr. Donut, Prince Gumball Replacing Neil Patrick Harris  
2010–12 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Thunderbolt Ross  
2010–13 Mad Various   [1]
2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Heavy Duty, Hershel Dalton Ep. "Cousins"  
2012 Super Best Friends Forever Superman, Solomon Grundy  
2012 Swampy's Underground Adventures Swampy  
2012 Talking Friends Pierre    
2012–16 Gravity Falls Deputy Durland [1]
2013 Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld Prince Topaz, Skeleton  
2013–15 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Greg    
2013–14 Cars Toons: Tales From Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen  
2013–16 Wander Over Yonder Lord Hater, Additional Voices [1]
2014–18 Sofia the First Sir Bartleby, Wishing Well, Praline, Additional Voices [1]
2015–19 New Looney Tunes Viktor [1]
2015 Fresh Beat Band of Spies Additional Voices 2 episodes [1]
2015–present We Bare Bears Additional Voices [1]
2016–present Elena of Avalor Zuzo [1]
2016-17 Voltron: Legendary Defender King Alfor, Prorok, Additional Voices [1]
2016-18 Lost in Oz Reigh, Additional Voices [1]
2017–present DuckTales Flintheart Glomgold, Johnny, Randy, Captain Peghook, Megavolt [1]
2018 Unikitty! Eaglelator Ep. "Action Forest"  
2018 Bunnicula Additional Voices [1]

Video games[edit]

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Guard    
2004 Tales of Symphonia Additional Voices    
2004 Doom 3  
2004 Terminator 3: The Redemption John Connor, Additional Voices   [1]
2004 Shark Tale Additional Voices    
2004 Men of Valor Black Marine #3, Pilot    
2004 EverQuest II Generic Racial Ecology, Arven Oshus    
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Soldiers   [1]
2005 God of War Boat Captain   [1]
2005 Predator: Concrete Jungle Additional Voices    
2005 Madagascar King Julien XIII, Polar Bear, Ostrich #2   [1]
2005 Destroy All Humans! Soldier #1, Scientist #2   [1]
2005 The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Additional Voices    
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Grizzly   [1][7]
2005 The Suffering: Ties That Bind Hejira    
2005 The Matrix: Path of Neo Link, Insectoid, Civilian    
2005 Kingdom of Paradise Shinbu    
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tim Bradshaw, Alex Chang, Stephen Finch    
2005 Neopets: The Darkest Faerie Gordos, Wondering Merchant   [1]
2006 The Outfit Allied Soldier    
2006 Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence Soldier    
2006 Over the Hedge Additional Voices   [1]
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow Various   [1]
2006 Monster House Reginald "Skull" Skulinski    
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Incidental Characters    
2006 Yakuza Kazuki, Additional Voices English dub [1]
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional Voices    
2006 Destroy All Humans! 2 Bay City Cops, Bay City Soldiers    
2006 Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam Budd    
2006 Final Fantasy XII Basch fon Ronsenburg   [1][8]
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional Voices    
2007 God of War II Boat Captain   [1]
2007 Power Rangers: Super Legends Green Galaxy Ranger, Green Samurai Ranger    
2007 Cars Mater-National Championship Lightning McQueen    
2007 F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate Steve Chen    
2008 Lost Odyssey Kaim Argonar   [1]
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Additional Voices    
2008 Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy  
2008 The Incredible Hulk X-Ray, Army Soldier, Bi-Beast's Top Head    
2008 Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Universal Petroleum    
2008 Lego Batman: The Videogame Alfred Pennyworth, Commissioner James Gordon    
2008 Shrek's Carnival Craze Prince Charming, Puppet Singers, Dwarf   [1]
2008 Call of Duty: World at War US Soldier    
2008 Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Marluxia   [1]
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Bloo    
2009 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Various Also Chaos Rising and Retribution [1]
2009 Resistance: Retribution Maquis Fighter, British Commando    
2009 Infamous Additional Voices    
2009 Ghostbusters: The Video Game Additional Voice Talent   [9]
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Additional Voices    
2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum Dr. Stephen Kellerman, Lunatic #2    
2009 Dissidia Final Fantasy Judge Gabranth   [1]
2009 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Scorcher, Cable    
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Marluxia Archive sound [1]
2009 Undead Knights Romulus Blood    
2009 Cars Race-O-Rama Lightning McQueen    
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Various    
2009 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Dalton, Na'vi, RDA    
2010 Mass Effect 2 Additional Voices    
2010 BioShock 2  
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight  
2010 Lost Planet 2  
2010 Mafia II  
2010 Quantum Theory Syd   [10]
2011 Dawn of War 2 Additional Voices    
2011 Dragon Age II Arvaarad, Additional Voices    
2011 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Judge Gabranth   [1]
2011 Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Bloo, Samurai Jack, Mandark    
2011 Infamous 2 Militia, Ice Guys, Male Pedestrians    
2011 Cars 2 Lightning McQueen    
2011 Captain America: Super Soldier Red Skull   [1]
2011 Driver: San Francisco Additional Voices    
2011 Nicktoons MLB Danny Phantom    
2011 Gears of War 3 Stranded Crew #4    
2011 X-Men: Destiny Cameron Hodge, Additional Voices   [1]
2011 Might & Magic Heroes VI Uriel    
2011 Saints Row: The Third Additional Voices    
2011 Infinity Blade II Various    
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Additional Voices    
2012 Gotham City Impostors  
2012 Prototype 2  
2012 Lollipop Chainsaw  
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games Manny   [1]
2012 Darksiders II Kargon, Prince of Darkness   [1]
2013 God of War: Ascension Boat Captain    
2013 Deadpool Mister Sinister   [1]
2013 Disney Infinity Lightning McQueen    
2013 Saints Row IV The Voices of Virtual Steelport    
2013 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Marluxia Archive footage  
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Additional Voices   [11]
2014 The Lego Movie Videogame Emmet Brickowski, Lord Business, Robot #2    
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices   [12][1]
2014 Destiny Lord Saladin, City Civilian   [13]
2014 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Additional Voices   [14]
2014 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Marluxia Archive sound  
2015 Lego Jurassic World Additional Voices   [15]
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight [16]
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 [17]
2016 Overwatch Reaper   [18]
2016 Titanfall 2 Ronin   [1]
2016 Final Fantasy XV Dave Auburnbrie [19][1]
2017 Destiny 2 Lord Saladin, NPC Male    
2018 Them's Fightin' Herds Fred, Fhtng    
2019 Kingdom Hearts III Marluxia English version [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw "Behind The Voice Actors – Keith Ferguson". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 27, 2015. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
  2. ^ a b "Keith Ferguson Biography - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Powerpuff Girls 10th Anniversary Interview With Creator Craig McCracken - Cold Hard Flash: Flash Animation News, Videos and Links". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends Voice Actor Biographies". Archived from the original on 2006-12-16. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
  5. ^ "Bambi II". 7 February 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2016 – via Amazon.
  6. ^ Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (film). 2014.
  7. ^ "X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Release Information for PlayStation 2 - GameFAQs". Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Hell and Heaven Net // Final Fantasy XII // Voice Actors". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  9. ^ Ghostbusters: The Video Game, closing credits - MahaloVideoGames (July 13, 2009). The Ghostbusters Game Walkthrough (YouTube). Event occurs at 0:17.
  10. ^ Team Tachyon. Quantum Theory. Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors.
  11. ^ Vicarious Visions (October 13, 2013). Skylanders: Swap Force. Scene: closing credits, 8 minutes in, VO Production by Soundelux, Voice Actors.
  12. ^ Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
  13. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  14. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.
  15. ^ Traveller's Tales. Lego Jurassic World. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 6:00 in, Voice Cast.
  16. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  17. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  18. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch (video game).
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO8agffyaoM&t=28m0s

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