Keith Ferguson (voice actor)
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Ferguson in 2010
|Born||Keith James Ferguson
February 26, 1972 
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of the Pacific
University of Southern California
|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.
Ferguson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
After studying theatrical performance and creative writing at the University of the Pacific 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
|1994||The Defender||Additional voices||Direct-to-video|
|2003||The Death of Batman||Voiceovers||Short|
|2006||Bambi II||Friend Owl|||
|2006||Ultimate Avengers||Additional voices||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Larry & Lydia||Larry|
|2011||Batman: Year One||Jefferson Skeevers||Direct-to-video|||
|2013||Monsters University||Additional voices|
|2014||The Lego Movie||Han Solo|||
|2014||Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return||Additional voices|||
|2015||Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts||Gruff Cop, Distinguished Man|
|2015||Inside Out||Additional voices|
|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||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"|||
|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
|2008||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination||Bloo, Captain, Francis||TV movie|||
|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|||
|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|||
|2014–present||Sofia the First||Sir Bartleby, Wishing Well, Praline, additional voices||Main role|||
|2015-present||We Bare Bears||Additional Voices|
|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|||
|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|||
|2005||God of War||Boat Captain|||
|2005||Predator: Concrete Jungle||Additional voices|
|2005||Madagascar||King Julien XIII, Polar Bear, Ostrich #2|||
|2005||Destroy All Humans!||Soldier #1, Scientists #2|||
|2005||The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction||Additional voices|
|2005||X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse||Grizzly|||
|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|||
|2006||The Outfit||Allied Soldier|
|2006||Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence||Soldier|
|2006||Over the Hedge||Possum #1, Rat #1, Chihuahua #1|||
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow||El Grande, Pequeño, Nassau Villager Male #1, Black Smoke James' Crew, additional voices|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|2008||Call of Duty: World at War||US Soldier|
|2008||Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories||Marluxia|||
|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|||
|2009||Resistance: Retribution||Maquis Fighter, British Commando, Cloven Screams|
|2009||Ghostbusters: The Video Game||Additional Voice Talent|||
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Additional voices|
|2009||Batman: Arkham Asylum||Dr. Stephen Kellerman, Lunatic #2|
|2009||Dissidia Final Fantasy||Judge Gabranth|||
|2009||Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2||Steven Hudak/Scorcher, Cable|
|2009||Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days||Marluxia|||
|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|
|2011||Dragon Age II||Arvaarad, additional voices|
|2011||Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy||Judge Gabranth|||
|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)|||
|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|||
|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|||
|2012||Darksiders II||Kargon, Prince of Darkness|||
|2013||God of War: Ascension||Boat Captain|
|2013||Deadpool||Mister Sinister, Stormthrower/Phaser, Pizza Guy|||
|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|||
|2014||The Lego Movie Videogame||Emmet, Lord Business, Robot #2|
|2014||Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Additional voices|||
|2014||Destiny||Lord Saladin, City Civilian|||
|2014||World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor||Additional voices|||
|2014||Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix||Marluxia||archive sound|
|2015||Lego Jurassic World||Additional voices|||
|2015||Batman: Arkham Knight||Additional voices|||
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Additional voices|||
|2016||Overwatch (video game)||Reaper|||
- "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
- "Keith Ferguson Biography - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved November 29, 2014.
- "Powerpuff Girls 10th Anniversary Interview With Creator Craig McCracken - Cold Hard Flash: Flash Animation News, Videos and Links". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- "Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends Voice Actor Biographies". Retrieved 2008-01-04.
- "Bambi II". 7 February 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2016 – via Amazon.
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (film). 2014.
- "X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Release Information for PlayStation 2 - GameFAQs". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- "Hell and Heaven Net // Final Fantasy XII // Voice Actors". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game, closing credits - MahaloVideoGames (July 13, 2009). The Ghostbusters Game Walkthrough (YouTube). Event occurs at 0:17.
- Team Tachyon. Quantum Theory. Tecmo. Scene: Ending credits, 2:18 in, Quantum Theory Cast, Voice Actors.
- Vicarious Visions (October 13, 2013). Skylanders: Swap Force. Scene: closing credits, 8 minutes in, VO Production by Soundelux, Voice Actors.
- Square Enix. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Scene: Closing credits, 5 minutes in, Voice Actors, Additional Voices.
- Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
- Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.
- Traveller's Tales. Lego Jurassic World. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 6:00 in, Voice Cast.
- Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
- Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
- Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch (video game).
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