'''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 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 ''Memoirs of an Invisible Man'' 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.

!!Notable roles by Richard Epcar:
* 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''
* Coach Genji Kamogawa in ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo''
* Giovanni and Matt in ''Anime/PokemonGenerations''
* Guld Goa Bowman in ''Anime/MacrossPlus''
* 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
* 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}}''

!!!Live-Action TV
* A ''lot'' of [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters of the Week]] in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', from ''MMPR'' to ''Wild Force''
* Colonel Icebot, Dark Heart, and others in ''Series/VRTroopers''
* Karato and Lightningborg in ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}''
* Some of the other Riders that showed up in ''Series/MaskedRider'' (ZX and V-3)

!!!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''
* 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]]''
* 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}}''
* Skywarp and additional voices in ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron''
* Taichiro Sugai and the Arena Announcer in the ''VideoGame/DotHackGU''
* Ulrich "Pops" Olsen in ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizonLegacy''
* 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''
* Commissioner Jim Gordon in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnlimitedAnimalInstincts''
* Mr. Noisy in the American dub of ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''
* Saikhan in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''
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