MICHAEL RICHARD DOBSON - ACTOR
Mini Voice Acting Biography
In a career that spans 30 years, Multiple Award Winning Actor, Director and Acting Instructor Michael Dobson has lent his voice talents to more Super-Heroes & Super Villains than you can shake Batman's Utility Belt at!
With leading voice over roles as : William Nekton and Hammerhead in DHX's The Deep, Mr Kite in the Award Winning Netflix Series Beat Bugs, Clayton in the Netflix series Tarzan & Jane, Commander Ferrus Forge, Vin, Dr. Thorhill & Super Villain Makino in Mattel's animated action series Max Steel, Zemerik & AJ Dalton in Mattel's Battle Force 5, Marvel's Freddy Duke - The Blob in X-Men, Ronan The Accuser in The Fantastic Four, Hulk in Ultimate Wolverine VS Hulk, Ultron and Rhino in Marvels Super Heroes Series, Starscream in Transformers - Armada, Energon and Cybertron, Cobra Commander and SGT. Savage in G.I. Joe, Ghost in Iron Man - Armored Adventures, Leonardo in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Next Mutation and as Batman and The Joker in the DC - Warner Premier Motion Comic series Batman - Black & White and many more Animated TV series and Animated Feature Films over the years...YES, that's right, he's voiced Batman - an achievement worthy enough to have engraved on your tombstone!
Michael has voiced numerous high profile roles in video games, from his NAVGTR award winning performance as the lead character "DeathSpank" in the Hothead Games & Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank series, E/A's The Godfather series as SGT. Joe Galtosino, Moe Green and more, Dr. Niles Van Roekel in Marvel's - Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects, Ubisoft's Lead Villain as "Jericho" in Driver - San Francisco, E/A's Nate in the SSX series to Relic's Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War to name a few, he is nothing if not prolific in the universe of voice-acting geekdom.
His voice can be heard voicing trailers for Kill Zone - Mercenary, Deus Ex - Human Revolution, Prototype 2, Mortal Kombat, Sins of a Solar Empire, Sins of a Dark Age, SSX Deadly Descent, Jumpgate, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more!
His work in the world of Motion Comics is extensive. It all began with producer, writer, director Brooke Burgess casting Michael as Oran in the Award Winning Animated Motion Comic - Broken Saints. It was Michael's powerful performance as Oran that caught the attention of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment. Shortly there after he was cast to play John Edward Lord in their Motion Comic - "Isolation" featured on the DVD - Blu-Ray release of "I Am Legend" This would then lead to Guillermo Del Toro hiring him to play John Hurt's character in the Hell Boy II "The Golden Army" motion comic...Warner Premier would then hire him to play Batman & Joker along with several other lead roles in the motion comic series - "Black and White", many more would follow including Prince of Persia, Halo, Marvel's "Wolverine Origin" and "Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk" in which he voices the lead role of the Hulk.
Michael's clients span the globe and reach beyond the realm of Animation and Video Games. He can also be heard on TV and Radio Commercials, Radio and TV Imaging, Documentaries, Award Winning Interactive Children's Apps for iTunes and Audio Books.
Clients for Radio and TV Commercials include BMW, BP, NASCAR, Starbucks, Kawasaki, Nando's Chicken, Bayer Corp, Toyota, Future Shop, Sorrento Cheese, Red Bull, Ford Motor Company, Labatt Brewing, Sirius Radio, Slumberland, Science World, 7-11, Telus, Mazda, Flight Centre, Papa Johns Pizza, Edmonton Eskimos CFL and many more. Michael also voices, Documentaries, Imaging for Radio and TV. He has won awards for his work on Audio Books and was reviewed by Billboard Magazine's Trudi Miller Rosenblum as one of the top voice talents in the industry.
He is also known in the industry to have an acute ear for voice matching. His skills also include ADR for Live Action and Animation. Having voiced matched and replaced performances on many TV series and Motion Pictures.
He was nominated for a Golden Reel Award for ADR Voice Casting on the Jerry Bruckheimer film Max Q.
Michael is regarded internationally by industry professionals as one of the best.