Otakon 2022 Announces Steve Blum as Guest

Otakon 2022 has announced that voice actor Steve Blum will be a guest at its upcoming convention.

Blum is best known as the voice of Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop; Wolverine from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men anime and more); Zeb Orrelios and dozens of other characters from Star Wars: Rebels; Orochimaru, Zabuza, and others from Naruto; Green Goblin from the Spectacular Spiderman series; Heatblast, Vilgax and Ghostfreak from Ben 10; Grayson Hunt (Bulletstorm), Grunt (Mass Effect 2 and 3), Zoltan Kulle from Diablo 3; Abathur from Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm; Tank Dempsey (Call of Duty Black Ops); Killer Croc from Arkham Asylum; Oghren (DragonAge); Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII); Leeron (Guren Lagann); Jamie from Megas XLR; storm troopers and many others in most of the Star Wars games; and the voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from anime, video games, television and film. In 2012, he was inducted into the “Guinness Book of World Records” as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games, appearing in almost 300 games (now over 400).

Lately, you can catch him as Brimstone in Valorant; the Demon Bull King and Huntsman Spider in Monkie Kid; Golgan and Tuftan in Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth; Zartan on Robot Chicken; Yumyan Hammerpaw in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts; Jindiao in Dreamworks’ Kung Fu Panda: Paws of Destiny; Rytlock Brimstone and many others in Guild Wars 2; more Star Wars stuff like The Mandalorian: Star Wars Resistance, Jedi: Fallen Order and as Admiral Karius in Vader Immortal; Wheeljack in the Bumblebee feature film; Tank Dempsey in COD Black Ops; Grimstroke in Dota 2; Roy Evans in Angel of Vine, the true crime podcast; as Shoe and Sparky in Laika’s The Boxtrolls; and as astronaut Quentin Thomas on hip-hop superstar Logic’s albums The Incredible True Story, Everybody, and Young Sinatra 4, as well as on camera in Logic’s music videos for the songs “Everyday,” “Take it Back,” and “Icy.”

Blum has also appeared as Nar Est and Rasper in Amazon’s Niko and the Sword of Light; Frank the flying monkey and others in Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz on Boomerang; as Makucha the Leopard on Disney’s The Lion Guard; and as lovable pub thug Attila Buckethead and more in Disney’s Tangled television series. He also voiced characters in Star Wars: Rogue One, Solo, and Rise of Skywalker, and in Incredibles 2, Goosebumps 2, Shazam and Critters Attack feature films.

In the Emmy Award-winning Transformers: Prime, he played Starscream; Amon in Avatar: The Legend of Korra; Green Lantern in Injustice 2: Sub-Zero; Reptile and Bo’Rai Cho in Mortal Combat X; Baraka and Sub-Zero in MK 11; several characters in DC Super Hero Girls; Trese; The Rocketeer; Baki; Wabbit and Looney Tunes series, Ultimate Spider-Man; Ben 10: Omniverse; The Regular Show; We Bare Bears; The Owl House; Doc McStuffins; Uncle Grandpa; Ridley Jones; We Baby Bears; Wander over Yonder; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Scooby Doo; Guild Wars 2; Peabody and Sherman; Pickle and Peanut; Transformers Rescue Bots; Young Justice; and hundreds of others.

Otakon 2022 will be held from July 29-31, 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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