Wes Johnson

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Wes Johnson
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Johnson in 2010
Born (1961-06-06) June 6, 1961 (age 59)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • cartoonist
  • comedian
  • voice artist
  • Unleashing the Fury, Sports PA announcer
Years active1989 - present[1]
Spouse(s)Kim Barrett
Children3

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. He has appeared on television in Homicide: Life on the Streets, The Wire, and Veep. Wes is married to his childhood sweetheart Kim Barrett Johnson. They are the parents of three sons.[2]

Career[edit]

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.

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 the late Don LaFontaine in September 2008.

Wes filmed the pilot "Bennie's" with Ed Asner in summer 2016. He portrayed a character named "Walter".

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

He provided voice acting for three installments of The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim. 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 Ludd as well as Scribe Bigsley in ShoddyCast's The storyteller: A Fallout Lore Series.[3]

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. In Fallout 4 he reprised the Protectrons, as well as playing The Silver Shroud and Moe Cronin.

He plays Z'aanta in Square Enix's Octopath Traveller.

Wes has appeared on The Shari Elliker Show on WBAL in Baltimore, Maryland, Broadminded on XM 155, and reviewed movies weekly for The Chip Franklin Show on KOGO in San Diego, California.

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

He also has a YouTube channel.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 For Richer or Poorer Tourist Man
1998 The Yard The Wood Guy
1999 The Pitch Pitcher Short film
2001 Hearts In Atlantis Sports Announcer
2003 Head of State Teamster
2003 48 Hours to Romance Buck Conway / Buddy Johnson Short film
2004 A Dirty Shame Fat Fuck Frank
2004 Ted's 12 Pete Palmer
2007 The Invasion News Stand Vendor
2007 Mr. Comedy Pie Investigator No. 1 Short film
2008 Last Call Donald Pettiway Short film
2015 Sally Pacholok Dr. Dubrowski
2018 Oblivion in Real Life Voices Short film
2019 Oblivion in Real Life II Voices Short film
2019 65 Years of the Big Go! Voices Short film
2020 Volkov Origin Father O'Malley Post-production

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Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself Season 3, Episode 9: "Surprise"
1996 Unsolved Mysteries Richard Series 8, Episode 18
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Victor Resnick Episode: "Abduction"
1998-2009 America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back Announcer / BTK Killer / Prescott Sigmund / Trevor Mitchell 20 Episodes
2001 Sketch Pad Announcer
2003 The Wire Security Supervisor Episode: "Storm Warnings"
2009 Phineas and Ferb Additional voices Episode: "The Chronicles of Meap"
2011 Police P.O.V. Announcer
2012 Downunder Horsemanship Narrator 11 Episodes
2013 Veep Peter Episode "Signals" / TV short
2016 Bennie's Walter Episode: "Elevator"
2016-17 The Grindhouse Radio Himself 3 Episodes
2019- Urgablob Audio Adventure Urgablob 1 Episode

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Boethiah, Malacath, Molag Bal
2003 Unreal II: The Awakening Additional voices
2004 World of Warcraft
2005 Hammer & Sickle English Dub
2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Lucien Lachance, The Grey Fox, Pelinal Whitestrake
Night Watch Additional voices
Star Trek: Legacy Menvek, Klingon Captain, Borg
2007 The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles Sheogorath, Bruscus Dannus, Dyus
Star Trek: Conquest Cardassian Officer, Federation Officer, Klingon Admiral #1
AMF Bowling Pinbusters! Big Money
2008 Fallout 3 Mr. Burke, Fawkes [5]
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Hermaeus Mora, Emperor Titus Mede II, Sheogorath [5]
2015 Fallout 4 Ironsides, Moe Cronin, Protectron, The Silver Shroud
2017 The Elder Scrolls: Legends Sheogorath, Arena Announcer
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Maghar Orc (Male)
Fallout 76 Protectrons, Mister Fluffy, Boomer [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wes Johnson - Comedy". Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "K Johnson (thistle62)". Myspace. Archived from the original on October 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "The Storyteller: FALLOUT S3 E22 - Featuring Wes Johnson". YouTube. ShoddyCast. October 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Wes Johnson IMDb Filmography Retrieved October 19, 2019
  5. ^ a b c "Behind The Voice Actors - Wes Johnson". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 13, 2018.

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