Loren Lester

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Loren Lester
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Lester in 2015
Born (1960-10-04) October 4, 1960 (age 56)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation actor and voice actor
Years active 1977-present
Spouse(s) Kelly Lester (1989-present)
Children 3
Website http://www.lorenlester.com

Loren Lester (Born October 4, 1960) is an American actor of stage, screen, and voice, best known for his portrayal of DC Comics superhero Robin (Dick Grayson) and Nightwing in the numerous Batman animated series and features in the DC Animated Universe.

Lester is a graduate of the Occidental College theatre department and has voiced and appeared in hundreds of TV and radio commercials.

Lester and Alan Oppenheimer

Career[edit]

Film And TV[edit]

He began his career as a teenager; one of his early recurring roles was "Roy" in The Facts of Life. He also provided the voice for Rick Gordon, Flash Gordon's son, in the 1986 cartoon series Defenders of the Earth and as Barbeque on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

Loren Lester With Bill Ratner, Gregg Berger, Mary McDonald-Lewis, and Jerry Houser

In 1990, he provided the voice for Jordan Knight in NKOTB TV Series. In 1994, he was also the voice of Gringo in the Don Bluth film Thumbelina.

He also played one of the hall monitors, Fritz Hansel, in the cult classic Rock 'n' Roll High School.

Lester has appeared in over 200 episodics including Parenthood, Bones, NCIS, Ringer, Good Luck Charlie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Awake, The Closer, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Castle, Two and a Half Men, and many others.

He recurred on all three seasons of the HBO hit comedy series Hung, and had recurring roles on Victorious (Nickelodeon), Gilmore Girls, General Hospital, The Bold & The Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

Lester also appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Quickening". He was the Irate passenger in Red Eye. In 2008, Lester played the role of an ER doctor on Heroes in the episode "The Second Coming".

His voice has been heard in numerous critically acclaimed audio books and in popular interactive games such as Halo 4 and Arkham Knight. He provides the voice of Kirk Langstrom and his counterpart Man Bat for Batman: Arkham Knight.[1]

Lester also voiced Hal Jordan, Green Lantern in "The Eyes of Despero" episode of Batman: Brave and the Bold, also from DC Comics. And then the voice of Iron Fist in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes from Marvel Comics.[2] Recently, he directed the web series Let’s Do Lunch, starring Sam Harris and Barry Williams.

Stage[edit]

Lester has starred in dozens of plays and musicals. He is seen frequently in the Los Angeles theatre scene and recently made his debut at The Pasadena Playhouse in Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels. He has also starred in productions at such venues as the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the Santa Monica Playhouse and West Coast Ensemble.

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Lester with Jim Cummings and Alan Oppenheimer

Lester also wrote the stage show It’s Magic – The Life and Music of Doris Day, currently on tour.

Personal life[edit]

Lester and his wife, Kelly, have three daughters.

In 2015, Loren was introduced to the convention circuit with his representative CelebWorx. He is meeting fans around the world on a monthly basis.

Filmography[edit]

TV Roles[edit]

Voice Work[edit]

  • G.I. Joe - Barbecue
  • Defenders of the Earth - Rick Gordon
  • New Kids on the Block- Jordan Knight
  • Thumbelina - Gringo
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • Batman: The Animated Series - Dick Grayson/Robin
  • Extreme Ghostbusters
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero - Dick Grayson/Robin
  • The New Batman Adventures - Dick Grayson/Nightwing
  • Ping!
  • Men in Black: The Series
  • W.I.T.C.H. - Julian/Aketon/Tynar
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold - Hal Jordan
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes - Iron Fist
  • Halo 4

Movie Roles[edit]

  • Rock 'n' Roll High School - Fritz Hansel
  • Evilspeak - Charlie Boy
  • Prayer of the Rollerboys - Anchorman
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • American Wedding
  • Red Eye
  • Midnight Clear - Gordon
  • True Men
  • 17 Again - Mike's Lawyer
  • After the Wizard - Dr. Edwards
  • Hit List - Billy Joe Philbin
  • A Green Story
  • Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes
  • A Leading Man
  • A Country Christmas
  • Damn Foreigners
  • Chicanery

Video Games[edit]

  • The Adventures of Batman & Robin- Robin
  • Earth and Beyond
  • Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu - Nightwing/Dick Grayson
  • Spider-Man 2 - Doctor Parker
  • Ultimate Spider-Man - Richard Parker
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame - Green Lantern/Hal Jordan
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Iron Fist
  • Kinect Disneyland Adventures
  • Batman: Arkham Knight - Dr. Kirk Langstrom / Man-Bat

Shorts[edit]

  • The Old Man and the Studio
  • Cross-Eyed Dinner Theater Presents! - Alan
  • The One Who Got Away
  • Going Home
  • Down, Up, Out
  • Peter at the End
  • Red
  • The Interrogation
  • The Uncivil War
  • Up the Valley and Beyond
  • A Family of Clowns
  • Max
  • Terrorists Anonymous

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent. 
  2. ^ "Live streaming New York Comic-Con". Archived from the original on 2011-10-17.  TwitchTV (confirmation heard during 0:24:48 - 0:25:03)

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