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 44)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of the Pacific
University of Southern California
Occupation Voice actor
Years active 1994–present
Notable work Blooregard Q. "Bloo" Kazoo from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
Basch fon Ronsenburg from Final Fantasy XII
Lord Hater from Wander Over Yonder
Reaper from Overwatch

Keith James Ferguson (born February 26, 1972) is an American voice actor best known as the voice of Blooregard Q. "Bloo" Kazoo from the Cartoon Network animated series Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Basch fon Ronsenburg from Final Fantasy XII, Marluxia from the Kingdom Hearts franchise, and Reaper from Overwatch. He also provides a number of "sound-alike" portrayals in the VO industry, including Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Indiana Jones and Steve Martin in Robot Chicken and the voice of Lightning McQueen in Cars Toons, replacing Owen Wilson in that role.

Early life[edit]

Ferguson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.


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 TV 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, Ferguson gained his first experience in animation voice-over alongside VO actors 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, Basch's brother Gabranth in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, and Number XI Organization XIII member Marluxia in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

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]



List of voice performances or live-action performances in direct-to-video films, television films and feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1994 The Defender Additional voices Direct-to-video
2000 Gen¹³
2003 The Death of Batman Voiceovers Short
2006 Bambi II Friend Owl [1][5]
2006 Ultimate Avengers Additional voices Direct-to-video
2011 Larry & Lydia Larry
2011 Batman: Year One Jefferson Skeevers Direct-to-video [1]
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


List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
2004–09 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Bloo, additional voices Main role
Nominated – Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production
2006 Four Eyes! Syler    
2006 Codename: Kids Next Door Numbuh 1-Love Episodes: "Operation C.A.N.Y.O.N./Operation H.O.L.I.D.A.Y." and "Operation I.T."  
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Additional voices TV movie  
2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Hip-Hop-Itmus-Prime, additional voices    
2006 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Bill Ken Sebben Episode: "Birdnapped" [1]
2007–present Robot Chicken Indiana Jones, Han Solo, Steve Martin, Astro Boy, additional voices    
2007 Family Guy Jimmy Smits Episodes: "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One" and "No Meals on Wheels"  
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Han Solo, C-3PO, Imperial Probe Droid TV movie  
2007 Legion of Super Heroes Karate Kid, Nemesis Kid Episode: "The Karate Kid"  
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Han Solo, General Veers TV movie  
2008–12 Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales Lightning McQueen Main role
11 episodes
2008 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination Bloo, Captain, Francis TV movie [1]
2008–12 Phineas and Ferb Additional voices Episode: "Out to Launch"  
2010–16 Adventure Time Frog, Lenny, Ripped Lumpy, Mr. Candy Cane, Prince Gumball (formerly voiced by Neil Patrick Harris) "Episode: "Five Short Tables"  
2010–12 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes "Thunderbolt" Ross Episodes: "Hulk Versus the World", "Nightmare in Red" and"The Deadliest Man Alive"  
2010–13 MAD Nicolas Cage, Indiana Jones, Edward Cullen, Wolverine, Cyclops, Han Solo, Sir Topham Hatt, Lightning McQueen, Robbie Shapiro, Blue Beetle, Dave Seville, Hal Jordan, Johnny Blaze, Mister Fantastic, Bilbo Baggins, Jon Arbuckle, additional voices    
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Han Solo TV movie  
2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades Heavy Duty, Hershel Dalton Episode: "Cousins"  
2012 Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Bloo TV movie  
2012 Super Best Friends Forever Superman, Solomon Grundy Episodes: "Grounded" and "Don't Fight Girls"  
2012 Swampy's Underground Adventures Swampy Main role  
2012–16 Gravity Falls Deputy Durland Recurring role [1]
2013 Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld Prince Topaz, Skeleton Episodes: "Level One: Your Quest Begins"
"Level Four: The Turquoise Cave"
2013–15 Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Greg    
2013 Angry Birds Space Red Main role  
2013–14 Cars Toons: Tales From Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen 2 episodes  
2013–16 Wander Over Yonder Lord Hater, additional voices Main role [1]
2014–present Sofia the First Sir Bartleby, Wishing Well, Praline, additional voices Main role [1]
2015-present We Bare Bears Additional Voices

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 Additional voices    
2004 Terminator 3: The Redemption John Connor, additional voices   [1]
2004 Shark Tale Shark Diner #1, Dolphin Cop #2, Whale Washer #2    
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, Scientists #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, additional voices    
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 Possum #1, Rat #1, Chihuahua #1   [1]
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow El Grande, Pequeño, Nassau Villager Male #1, Black Smoke James' Crew, additional voices   [1]
2006 Monster House Reginald "Skull" Sjulinskii    
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Incidental characters    
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    
2006 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king Morgomir    
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 Additional voices    
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 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 Mek Badzappa, Mek Blitzzagga, Skykilla, Gorwazza, Deff Driva, Apothecary Galan, Heretics, Nobz, Plague Marines, Mekboyz, Commissar Lord Bernn, Mr. Nailbrain, Pathfinder Ronahn Chaos Rising and Retribution [1]
2009 Resistance: Retribution Maquis Fighter, British Commando, Cloven Screams    
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 Steven Hudak/Scorcher, Cable    
2009 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Marluxia   [1]
2009 Undead Knights Romulus Blood    
2009 Cars Race-O-Rama Lightning McQueen    
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Sloth Demon, Thane Shartan, Innkeeper, Ser Blackstone, Experienced Dwarf Male, Mystical Elf Male, Dwarven Commander, Fade Beresaad, Fade Dwarf, House Dace Mercenary, Dust Town Beggar, Orzammar Noble, Lake Calenhad Scholar, Tapster's Patron, Orzammar Commoner    
2009 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Dalton, Na'vi, RDA    
2010 Mass Effect 2 Additional voices    
2010 BioShock 2 Additional voices    
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Additional voices    
2010 Lost Planet 2 Additional voices    
2010 Mafia II Additional voices    
2010 Quantum Theory Syd   [10]
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 (Johann Schmidt)   [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 voices    
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Additional voices    
2012 Gotham City Impostors Additional voices    
2012 Prototype 2 Additional voices    
2012 Lollipop Chainsaw Additional voices    
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, Stormthrower/Phaser, Pizza Guy   [1]
2013 Disney Infinity Lightning McQueen    
2013 Saints Row IV The Voice 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, Lord Business, Robot #2    
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices   [12]
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 Additional voices   [16]
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Additional voices   [17]
2016 Overwatch (video game) Reaper   [18]


  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 "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". 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". 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). 

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