Richard Steven Horvitz

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Richard Steven Horvitz
Horvitz at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2023
Born (1966-07-29) July 29, 1966 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1976–present
Kristen Lazarian
(m. 1996)
RelativesLouis J. Horvitz (brother) Edit this at Wikidata

Richard Steven Horvitz[a] (born July 29, 1966) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his voice work in animation and video games. His voice credits include the original Alpha 5 on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo, Razputin in Psychonauts, Kaos in Skylanders, Billy and his father Harold in Grim & Evil and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Grey Matter in Ben 10, Rodney in Squirrel Boy, Daggett in The Angry Beavers, Zim in Invader Zim, Orthopox in Destroy All Humans!, the Zoni in Ratchet & Clank, Bumble in Kinectimals, the Space Weaver in Broken Age, Kanchomé in Zatch Bell!, and Moxxie in Helluva Boss.

Early life[edit]

Horvitz was born on July 29, 1966, in Los Angeles, California. His older brother, Louis J. Horvitz, is a television director and producer.


Voice acting[edit]

Horvitz with an autographed Invader Zim picture in May 2009

Horvitz first appeared in a 1976 Freshen Up gum commercial, which led to other commercial appearances and several hand modeling jobs. After a brief stint in an off-Broadway production of Oliver! he went on to make appearances on television series such as Kids Incorporated and Safe at Home, and films such as Summer School, How I Got into College, and Deadly Weapon.[1] From 1988 to 1991, he starred as Howie for two seasons in the syndicated television sitcom The Munsters Today.

Starting in 1993, Horvitz changed the focus of his career to voice acting, starting with the voices of Alpha 5 and Alpha 4 in the live-action series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. From there, he had several other voice roles in such animated series as The Angry Beavers (as Daggett), Invader Zim (as Zim),[2] Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian (as Ned Frischman), Zatch Bell! (as Kanchomé), The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (as Billy and his father Harold),[3] Ben 10 (as Grey Matter), Squirrel Boy (as Rodney), and Shorty McShorts' Shorts (as Dudley). He also co-wrote the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Keeper of the Reaper" alongside his wife Kristen Lazarian.

After his stint as Alpha 5 ended, Horvitz went on to voice a few monsters in other Power Rangers series and was also the voice of Alpha 7 in the Power Rangers Wild Force episode "Forever Red". He voiced the main characters of Raz in the Psychonauts series and Orthopox in the Destroy All Humans! series. He has also voiced various NPCs in EverQuest II, the Berserker Darklings in The Darkness, Bumble in Kinectimals, and Kaos in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.[4]

Horvitz voiced "Green Grapes" in the Fruit of the Loom commercials and has acted on stage, including in Jeffrey Hatcher's Mrs. Mannerly.[5]

Horvitz also voiced Moxxie and served as voice director in the adult animated web series Helluva Boss. He played the roles of Alpha 8[6] and Alpha 9[7] in the Netflix special Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise.[8]


In 2001, Horvitz was in the sketch comedy group The MoHos with Fred Willard, created by Fred’s wife Mary Lovell.[9] He and Fred would sometimes perform on various talk shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Horvitz also appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live in the short segment "Bear City" and briefly appeared on Tosh.0.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Horvitz married playwright and screenwriter Kristen Lazarian on February 9, 1996. They currently live in Los Angeles and have three sons together.[10]






Video games[edit]


  • Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant – Skipper Matthews

Theme park attractions[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ Horvitz has occasionally been credited as Rico Bonet, Richard Stults, or Richard Wood.


  1. ^ "Richard S Horvitz Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  2. ^ Bogos, Steven (2 September 2013). "Jack Black Heads Broken Age's Voice Acting Cast". Escapist magazine. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  3. ^ Hackett, Keisha (July 3, 2013). "Richard Horvitz to join Rikki Simons at Invader Zim Q&A". Teen Link/Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  4. ^ Williams, Katie (4 September 2013). "Double Fine shows off Broken Age's voice-acting lineup". PC Gamer. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  5. ^ Regan, Tatum (Nov 20, 2012). "Mrs. Mannerly (Theater Review)". Edge Boston. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Richard Steven Horvitz". IMDb.
  7. ^ "Richard Steven Horvitz". IMDb.
  8. ^ Gomez, Patrick (17 January 2023). "Original 'Power Rangers' stars reunite for 30th anniversary Netflix special". Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  9. ^ a b "My story".
  10. ^ "Kristen Lazarian: Playwright/Screenwriter -- BIO".
  11. ^ Haas, Pete (1 September 2013). "Double Fine's Broken Age Cast Includes Jack Black, Jennifer Hale". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Richard Steven Horvitz (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 25 September 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  13. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  14. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in.
  15. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.
  16. ^ "Shiriki Utundu". Retrieved 2023-10-18.
  17. ^ THR Staff (25 January 2020). "'Klaus' Wins Big at Annie Awards for Animation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 January 2020.

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