Director / Voice Actor / Actor
Tony Oliver, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all-time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera, performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice artist, lending his voice to one of the first Anime features to receive wide US television release – “The Sea Prince and the Fire Child”. His first foray into series television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series “Robotech”. Following that, he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988, he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and co-produced an award-winning adaptation of “The Jungle Book”. Tony was then tapped to help create a new kind of children’s television show. The result was the mega-hit, “The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers”. He served as the development producer and head writer and also wrote the pilot, co-produced the series, directed the voice actors, played the voice of Saba, and produced and directed the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day.
After leaving Saban Entertainment, Tony continued to develop, produce, direct, and act in numerous theatrical film, television, video game, and streaming media projects, including “Daigunder” for ABC Family/Disney, “Gurren Lagann” for the Sci-Fi Channel, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers”, which premiered on theatrical screens nationwide, and numerous video games, including “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift”, “.hack//GU”, “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World of Warcraft”, “Basara 3”, and “Bravely Default”.
Tony’s theatrical voice acting credits include “Hoodwinked Too”, “The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz”, “Lupin the 3rd: The First”, “The Night is Short: Walk on Girl”, and “Alien Xmas”, a Netflix Original Christmas special from the Chido Brothers and executive producer Jon Favreau, for which he also served as voice director. Anime voice acting credits include “Vandread”, “Sayuki Reload”, “Gun Grave”, “Chobits”, “Bleach”, “Lupin the 3rd”, and “Naruto”, where he can be heard as Minato, the Fourth Hokage.
Tony has also served as voice director for numerous projects, including the English releases of “Fate/Zero” and “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks”, “Fate Stay Night Heavens Feel”, in which he also voices the character of Lancer, “Fate: Apocrypha”, a Netflix Original Series, “Lego Friends”, “Fate Grand Order”, “Ghost in the Shell 2045”, “Orient”, and “BeyBlade Burst: Quad Strike” for Bang Zoom! Studios and DisneyXD.