Tony Oliver

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For the English association football referee, see Tony Oliver (referee).
Tony Oliver
Born Rafael Antonio Olivier
(1958-05-12) May 12, 1958 (age 58)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Occupation Voice actor, director, script writer, producer
Years active 1975 – present
Notable credit(s) Robotech
as Rick Hunter
Lupin III
as Arsène Lupin III

Rafael Antonio Olivier (born May 12, 1958 in San Juan, Puerto Rico), better known as Tony Oliver, is an American voice actor best known for voicing Rick Hunter from Robotech and Arsène Lupin III from Lupin III. He helped produce the live-action shows Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and VR Troopers.[1][2]



List of voice performances and production work in anime
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1985 Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years Christopher "Chris" Jenson [5]
1985 Robotech series Rick Hunter Also Sentinels [5][6]
1991 Fist of the North Star: The Movie Bat [5][7]
1994 Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo Lupin [7]
1999 Outlaw Star Various characters [5]
2000–02 Rurouni Kenshin Daigoro, Toromaru, others [5]
2000 Gate Keepers Hippie, others [5]
2001 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Various characters Voice director [5]
2002 Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran Various characters [5]
2002 Great Teacher Onizuka Kunio Murai, others [5]
2002 Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Tatsuya Shishikura [5][8]
2002 The Adventures of Mini-Goddess Keiichi Morisato, others [5]
2002 Vandread Hibiki [5]
2002 X Sorata Arisugawa [5]
2003 Argento Soma Various characters [5]
2003 Babel II - Beyond Infinity Noboru Sawaki [5]
2003 Brigadoon: Marin & Melan Melan Blue [5]
2003 Cyborg 009 Masaru, Pilot [5]
2003 Daigunder Various characters [5]
2003 Last Exile Ethan, others [5]
2003 Lupin the 3rd Lupin Pioneer dub [1][5]
2003 Mahoromatic series Various characters [5]
2003 Please Teacher series Various characters Voice director/writer Also Twins [5][9]
2003 Scryed Elian, Ikawa, Kurusu [5]
2003 Tenchi Muyo GXP Seina Yamada [5][10]
2003 The Big O Various characters [5]
2003 Witch Hunter Robin Various characters [5]
2003–04 A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Vincent [5]
2004 Eight Clouds Rising Ema [5]
2004 12 Kingdoms Suguru [5]
2004 Gad Guard Hajiki Sanada [5]
2004 Gungrave Harry MacDowell [1][5]
2004 I'll / CKBC Yoshiki [5]
2004 Marmalade Boy Bill Matheson [5]
2004 Space Pirate Captain Herlock: The Endless Odyssey Yasu [5]
2004 Stellvia Joy Jones, Headmaster [5]
2004–05 Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo Maximilien Morrel Voice director/writer [5][11]
2004 Submarine 707R Ryota Yamada [5]
2004 Wolf's Rain Horse [5]
2004–05 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Sugi, others Also 2nd Gig [5]
2005 Fafner in the Azure Mamoru Kodate [5]
2005 IGPX Edgeraid Coach TV series [5]
2005 Le Portrait de Petit Cossette Various characters [5]
2005 New Getter Robo Various characters Voice director/writer [5]
2005 Overman King Gainer Hughes Gauli Voice director/writer [5]
2005–06 Naruto Minato Namikaze [1][12]
2005 Planetes Yankees, Keith Voice director/writer [5]
2005 Samurai Champloo Various characters [5]
2005 Tenchi Muyo Misao Kuramitsu OVA3 [5]
2005 Ultra Maniac Tetsuji Kaiji [5]
2005–06 Saiyuki series Sha Gojyo Reload and Gunlock [5]
2006 Eureka Seven Hap Voice director/writer [5]
2006–11 Bleach Ulquiorra Cifer [12]
2006 Fate/stay night Lancer [5]
2006 Haré+Guu Sagin Voice director/writer [5]
2006 Karas Detective Sawada [5]
2007 Flag Takashi [5]
2007 Tokko Ranmaru Shindo [5]
2008 Gurren Lagann Tetsukan, Narrator Voice director/writer [9][13][14]
2008 Lucky Star Sōjirō Izumi [5][7]
2008 Tweeny Witches Jidan, Yamada Voice director/writer [5]
2009 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Various characters [5]
2009–12 Naruto Shippuden Minato Namikaze [1][12]
2011 Marvel Anime: Wolverine Juo
2012 Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Kobayakawa Hideaki [7]
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet Various characters Voice director [15]
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic series Various characters Voice director Also Labyrinth [15]
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Various characters Voice director [15]
K-On! series Various characters Voice director [15]
Squid Girl Various characters Voice director [15]
2015 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Bruford
2016 Love Live! Voice director [16][17]


List of voice performances and production work in animation
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1984 The Noozles Various characters
2013 NFL Rush Zone Chargers Rusher Episode: "There's Snow Place Like Home"

Live-action roles[edit]

List of acting and voice performances in live-action film and television
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1993–95 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Saba, Wizard of Deception, Needlenose Supervising producer (Season 1-2), co-producer (Season 3)
1994–96 VR Troopers Dice Supervising producer
1996 Power Rangers Zeo Co-producer
1998 Power Rangers In Space Frightwing Uncredited
2001 Power Rangers: Time Force Klawlox [7]
2002 Power Rangers: Wild Force Signal Org [7]


List of voice performances and production work in feature films
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1982 The Sea Prince and the Fire Child Sirius Debut role [1][5][18]
1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie Saba
2006 Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Rick Hunter [6]
List of voice performances and production work in direct-to-video films and television specials
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1998 Rusty: A Dog's Tale Gabby the Goat, Rebel the Dog Live-action animal dub [7]
1990 Fist of the North Star: The Movie Bat [7]
2001 Akira Various characters Animaze/Pioneer dub [5]
2001 Ah! My Goddess: The Movie Keiichi [5][19]
2004 ex-Driver: the Movie Joe [5]
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam F91 George Azuma Voice director/writer [5]
2009 Redline Shinkai
2011 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Yamane
2012 Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Hideaki Kobayakawa Live-action animal dub [7]

Video game roles[edit]

List of voice performances and production work in video games
Year Series Voice role Crew role Notes Source[3][4]
1997 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Shaft
2003 Dynasty Warriors 4 Ma Chao
2004 Lupin the 3rd: Treasure of the Sorcerer King Arsene Lupin III
2004 Samurai Warriors series Ranmaru Mori
2005 Suikoden IV Ugetsu
2006 Suikoden V Bahram Luger, Dinn, Killey
2006 Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Vincent Dorin
2008 Dynasty Warriors 6 Xiahou Yuan, Lu Meng
2009 Klonoa: Door to Phantomile King Seadoph, Forest Guardian Wii [7]
2009 BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Bang Shishigami [7]
2010 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Bang Shishigami Voice director
2010 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Naoe Kanetsugu, Kobayakawa Hideaki
2011 God Eater Burst Brendan Bardell, Eric der Vogelweid Voice director
2011 Dynasty Warriors 7 Xiahou Yuan, Lu Meng
2011–16 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja series Minato Namikaze Also Storm, Impact [7]
2013 Dynasty Warriors 8 Xiahou Yuan, Lu Meng


List of appearances in documentaries
Year Series Role Notes Source[3][4]
2008 Adventures in Voice Acting Himself


  1. ^ a b c d e f
  2. ^ Bertschy, Zac (February 22, 2009). "Interview: Tony Oliver on Adventures in Voice Acting". Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Tony Oliver Acting Credits". Tony Oliver Entertainment. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Tony Oliver Director Credits". Tony Oliver Entertainment. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  5. ^ 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 ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk "Tony Oliver". Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "The Return of Robotech". Anime News Network. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Behind The Voice Actors - Tony Oliver". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Character Bio (Samurai Girl Real Bout High School)". Anime News Network. May 7, 2002. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Adventures in Voice Acting  » Workshops". Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Mathews, Ryan (January 10, 2005). "The Dub Track – Goodbye". Anime News Network. 
  11. ^ Bertschy, Zac (February 15, 2008). "Hey, Answerman!". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 6, 2015. and Tony Oliver as Maximilien, a sincere soldier willing to risk everything for love. Also, I've heard these actors in many other series but in this one they were directed to some of their best performances ever by Tony Oliver. 
  12. ^ a b c "Interview with anime voice actor Tony Oliver" (YouTube). December 29, 2011. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Bandai Entertainment's Gurren Lagann Dub Cast Announced (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "AICN Anime-Cowboy Bebop Movie Rumors, Manga Tells the Story of Robert Johnson". 
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  16. ^ Beveridge, Chris (February 6, 2016). "Additional 'Love Live! School Idol Project' Anime Dub Cast Revealed". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  17. ^ Smith, G.B. (February 16, 2016). "Press Audio: The One with the Muses—Love Live! Season 1 Anime English Dub Review". The Fandom Post. Retrieved April 26, 2016. A mixture of names that have been more prominent in recent work and some industry veterans in smaller, supporting roles, director Tony Oliver gets one thing very, very right with the sound and feel of Love Live! in English: the dynamic movement forward that is created by the energy and enthusiasm of the performers in the original version. 
  18. ^ Toole, Michael (2010-08-29). "The Mike Toole Show – Bein' a Hata". Anime News Network. Discotek's release is bilingual, and while their subtitles sometimes seem a bit rough and questionable, the dubbed version is very enjoyable, featuring a very young Tony Oliver in the protagonist's role. 
  19. ^ "Armageddicon Armageddigettogether". Retrieved 25 February 2016. 

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