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'''Richard Epcar can break you in two.'''

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Richard Michael Epcar (born April 29, 1955) has been acting for well over 30 years, starting out in theater (as the Count himself in ''Dracula'', among others) before moving into television and voice acting. While still relatively new at voice acting, Richard already had a few years under his belt by the time that he was introduced to his first anime, ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''. He is best known for his portrayal of Batou from ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', which he considers to be his all-time favorite role, and has appeared in numerous anime and video games. His deep-yet-laid back voice and considerable range has proven to be perfect for playing badasses, {{Large Ham}}s, and the occasional mentor and father figure.

He is also an ADR director, doing such works as ''Anime/LupinIII'', ''Anime/{{Noein}}'', ''Manga/BoboboBoBoboBo'', and ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''.

Outside of voice acting, Richard has appeared in television shows such as ''Series/{{Matlock}}'', ''Series/{{Columbo}}'', and ''Series/BabylonFive''; movies such as 1992's ''Literature/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan'' and ''Gunfighter'' in 1999, commercials for Coke Zero, and other media.

In 2008, he started up a voice production company "Epcar Entertainment, Inc" with his wife Ellyn Stern. He's also a drummer for the ''LA River Band'', and a huge fan of Franchise/JamesBond.

He's notable as the only ''Lupin'' voice actor to have voiced every male main character in the franchise save for the World's Greatest Master Thief himself.

You can find him on Website/{{Twitter}} [[https://twitter.com/RichardEpcar here.]]

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!!Notable roles by Richard Epcar:
!!!Anime
* Armorhide in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''
* Batou in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''
* Black Ghost in ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''
* The titular character in ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''
* Commander Daguza Mackle in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''
* Etemon and Myotismon (Vamdemon) in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''
** Merukimon (Mercurymon) in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''
* Foreman Kurobe in ''Manga/{{Coppelion}}''
* Coach Genji Kamogawa in ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''
* Giovanni and Matt in ''Anime/PokemonGenerations''
* Guld Goa Bowman in ''Anime/MacrossPlus''
* Haeda Gunnel and Orcus in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans''
* Halloween in ''Manga/{{MAR}}''
* Inspector Heinrich Lunge in ''Manga/{{Monster}}''
* Hiko Seijuro XIII and Raijuta Isurugi in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
* Houndoom in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* Joseph Joestar in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders''
* Kannosaki in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''
* Kei Munakata in ''Anime/ExDriver''
* Kouichiro Toudou in ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar''
* Kyouki Koriyama and the titular character in ''Anime/{{Noein}}''
* ''Anime/LupinIII'':
** Daisuke Jigen in the Creator/{{Geneon}} dub of the ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' series and the ''[[WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure Part 4]]'' series
** Goemon Ishikawa XIII in the Creator/MangaEntertainment dub of the movie ''Anime/TheCastleOfCagliostro''
** Inspector Koichi Zenigata in the Creator/FUNimation dub of the ''Anime/LupinIIITheWomanCalledFujikoMine'' series and ''Anime/GravestoneOfDaisukeJigen''
* Manda in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Racer X in ''Anime/SpeedRacerX''
* Sloan in ''[[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Durarara!! x2]]''
* Tadao Hiiragi in ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* Tomoru Sakishima in ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea''
* Wheeler in ''Anime/CaptainHarlock''
* [[spoiler:Young Yhwach/Fake]] Zangetsu and Go Koga in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

!!!Eastern Animation (non-anime)
* [[http://www.richardepcar.com/resumes/RichardEpcarVoiceOverResume.pdf "Several leads"]] in ''Animation/StitchAndAi''

!!!Live-Action TV & Film
* A ''lot'' of [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', from ''MMPR'' to ''Wild Force''
** Barbarax in ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy''
* Buck[[labelnote:*]]Voice only[[/labelnote]] in ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''
* Colonel Icebot, Dark Heart, and others in ''Series/VRTroopers''
* Farnsworth in ''Series/StreetHawk''[[labelnote:*]]"Pilot"[[/labelnote]]
* Jake in ''Series/HardTimeOnPlanetEarth''[[labelnote:*]]"The Hot Dog Man"[[/labelnote]]
* Karato and Lightningborg in ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}''
* Louis in ''Series/{{V}}''[[labelnote:*]]"The Rescue"[[/labelnote]]
* Mr. Terror in ''Series/MightyMed''
* Narration for ''Film/TheDevilsRejects''
* Some of the other Riders that showed up in ''Series/MaskedRider'' (ZX and V-3)
* Taylor in ''Literature/MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan''
* Additional voices and ADR looping for ''Film/AllGoodThings'', ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008'', ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper'', ''Film/IndependenceDay'', ''Film/InspectorGadget'', ''Film/TheManInTheIronMask'', ''Film/MortalKombat'', ''Film/TheProposal'', ''Film/{{Seven}}'', ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''

!!!Video Games
* Ace in ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors''. ("The Nonary Games" version)
* [[BloodKnight Akuma]] in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' ([[TheOtherDarrin replacing]] Dave Mallow)
* Ansem, Seeker of Darkness and Xehanort in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series (from ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII KHII]]'' onwards)
* Azazel in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 6'' (Scenario Campaign only)
* Baofu in the American translation of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}''
* Berith and Dr. Aleister from ''Demon's Score''
* Biff Tradwell in ''VideoGame/ModNationRacers''
* Cancer and Libra in ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''
* [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri Maximoff]] and [[VideoGame/ArTonelico Bourd Rade]] in ''VideoGame/CrossEdge''
* Dong Zhuo in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' (from ''[=DW4=]'' onwards; uncredited)
* The Elf Priest in ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III''
* Farli in ''VideoGame/{{Stonekeep}}''
* [[BoisterousBruiser Flay Gunnar]] and [[ExtremeDoormat Zeppel Kriever]] in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' & ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''
* Dr. Gabriel Lantis in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean: Second Evolution]]''
* Legate Gaius van Baelsar in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''
* Hope in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''
* ComicBook/TheJoker and Raiden in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''
** Raiden in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' and ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''
** The Joker in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'', ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis'', and ''VideoGame/Injustice2''
* Kanbe Kuroda in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara: Samurai Heroes''
* Knight Argent Heinkel in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault''
* Kurt in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces''
* The Narrator in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''
* The Narrator and Tsar Nicholas II in ''[[VideoGame/ShadowHearts Shadow Hearts: Covenant]]''
* Poseidon in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}''
* President Adam Benford in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' (MotionCapture only)
* Skywarp and additional voices in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
* Taichiro Sugai and the Arena Announcer in the ''VideoGame/DotHackGU''
* Thunderbeak in the 20th anniversary release of ''VideoGame/ShadysPoopong''
* Ulrich "Pops" Olsen in ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy''
* Emperor Walhart in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
* Xin Zhao in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
* one of the Yoga Instructors in ''VideoGame/WiiFit''
* Colonel Zachary Arnold in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander''
* Ziggy in the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series

!!!Western Animation
* Gladiator in ''WesternAnimation/XMen''
* Grier in ''WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers''
* Commissioner Jim Gordon in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnlimitedAnimalInstincts''
* Julius Caesar in ''WesternAnimation/TheNewMrPeabodyAndShermanShow''
* Lali in ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBook'' (uncredited)
* Mr. Noisy in the American dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''
* Saikhan in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
* Serpentor in the ''Action Force'' [[http://www.richardepcar.com/resumes/RichardEpcarVoiceOverResume.pdf redub]] of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero''
* Sudden Death in ''NFLRushZoneGuardiansOfTheCore''
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