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

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Richard Epcar 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 {{Badass}}es, {{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 ''Memoirs of an Invisible Man'' and ''Gunfighter'' in 1999, commercials for ''Coke Zero'', and other mediums.

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.
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!!Notable roles by Richard Epcar:
!!!Anime
* Batou in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''
* The titular character in ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''
* Commander Daguza Mackle in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''
* Etemon and Myotismon (Vamdemon) in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''
** Merukimon (Mercurymon) in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''
* Guld Goa Bowman in ''Anime/MacrossPlus''
* Halloween in ''Manga/{{MAR}}''
* Hiko Seijuro XIII and Raijuta Isurugi in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''
* Houndoom in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* Inspector Heinrich Lunge in ''Manga/{{Monster}}''
* Joseph Joestar in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders''
* Kannosaki in ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''
* Kyouki Koriyama and the titular character in ''Anime/{{Noein}}''
* ''Anime/LupinIII'':
** Daisuke Jigen in the Creator/{{Geneon}} dub of the ''Anime/LupinIIIRedJacket'' 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
* Manda in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* Racer X in ''Anime/SpeedRacer X''
* Armorhide in ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise''
* Tadao Hiiragi in ''Manga/LuckyStar''
* Wheeler in ''Anime/CaptainHarlock''
* [[spoiler:Young Yhwach/Fake]] Zangetsu and Go Koga in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''

!!!Video Games
* 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}}''
* 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''
* [[BoisterousBruiser Flay Gunnar]] and [[ExtremeDoormat Zeppel Kriever]] in ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'' & ''VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy''
* Dr. Gabriel Lantis in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory Star Ocean: Second Evolution]]''
* Hope in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV''
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Raiden in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''
** Raiden in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9''
** The Joker in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' and ''VideoGame/InfiniteCrisis''.
* Kanbe Kuroda in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara: Samurai Heroes''
* Knight Argent Heinkel in ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault''
* Kurt in ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces''
* The Narrator in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''
* Poseidon in ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}''
* Skywarp and additional voices in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
* Taichiro Sugai and the Arena Announcer in the ''VideoGame/DotHackGU''
* Emperor Walhart in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''
* Xin Zhao in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''
* Colonel Zachary Arnold in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander''
* Ziggy in the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series

!!!Western Animation
* Grier in ''WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers''
* Mr. Noisy in the American dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''
* Saikhan in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
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