Wes Johnson

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This article is about the actor. For the basketball player, see Wesley Johnson (basketball).
Wes Johnson
Capitals Announcer Wes Johnson and mascot Slapshot in the penalty box at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Born June 6, 1961 (age 54)
Arlington, Virginia

Wes Johnson (born June 6, 1961) is an American actor, cartoonist, comedian and voice artist, who has appeared in such films as A Dirty Shame, Head of State, The Invasion, For Richer or Poorer and Hearts in Atlantis. Wes is married to his childhood sweetheart Kim Barrett Johnson. They are the parents of three sons.[1]

Wes co-presented with the legendary Wolfman Jack for two years on his last nationally syndicated radio show, writing comedy sketches and performing them with the Wolfman live on a weekly basis. Wes has written for and appeared in various comedy troupes including Fresh Victims, Gross National Product, and The Loyal Opposition. He also created the comic strips Martini 'N Clyde and Joe Fan, which have been published in The Washington Times and Sports Fan Magazine, respectively.

Voice acting[edit]

Wes is the P.A. Announcer for the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals.

Wes was the series announcer for America's Most Wanted on FOX until December 2009, replacing Don LaFontaine in September 2008.

Wes' voice has appeared in cartoons, commercials and video games.

He provided voice acting for four installments of The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls Online. He voiced Lucien Lachance, the Gray Fox, the arena announcer, Sheogorath, Hermaeus Mora, Emperor Titus Mede II and was the default voice for Imperial males in Oblivion. In 2014, Johnson reprised the role of Sheogorath for the YouTube series Elder Scrolls Lore by the channel ShoddyCast. Later in 2015 he voiced the super mutant King Lud as well as Scribe Bigsley in ShoddyCast's The storyteller: A Fallout Lore Series.[2]

He also lent his voice to Star Trek: Legacy, which features the voices of all five original TV Captains, and the video game Star Trek: Conquest.

He appeared in Fallout 3 as the nefarious Mister Burke as well as the Super Mutants Fawkes and Uncle Leo, the Protectrons, Sentry Bots, and Scribe Bigsley.

Wes has made regular appearances on The Shari Elliker Show on WBAL in Baltimore, MD, Broadminded on XM 155, and reviews movies weekly for The Chip Franklin Show on KOGO in San Diego, CA.

He has appeared as a guest narrator for symphonic black metal band Epicland on the album "Bound for Greatness".


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