Renowned voice over actor, Neil Kaplan, lauded for his work over the last 20+ years in animation, video games, television, film, audiobooks, amusement parks and anime. Fans will also know him as the long awaited voice of the mystical, much anticipated, space dragon AURELION SOL in the wildly popular "League of Legends" game.
And to add to that, Neil also recently completed recording for the upcoming season of Disney's hit animated series "Penn Zero, Part Time Hero".
This is just more icing on the cake for a career that has spanned the spectrum of pop culture favorites.
It's safe to say that a legion of fans will recognize Neil blindfolded as the voice of iconic Autobot leader OPTIMUS PRIME on FOX Kids' "Transformers: Robots in Disguise." As most Transformers fans can tell you, Neil was the second actor ever to provide the voice for the immensely popular character.
His other fan favorites includes numerous Digimon as well as season two target of fan adoration, HAWKMON-- as well as all of his derivations. Neil's current work in the world of anime includes the charismatic villain MADARA UCHIHA on the popular long-running series "Naruto: Shippuden".
In addition, Neil has worked on dozens and dozens video games, often creating incredibly memorable characters including the roguish anti-hero TYCHUS J. FINDLAY in both "Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty" and "Heroes of The Storm", the mysterious star dragon AURELION SOL in "League of Legends", the hulking, brutish, bounty hunter companion SKADGE in "Star Wars: The Old Republic", as well as IMPERIAL GOVERNOR ADELHARD in "Star Wars: Uprising" and BENDAK STARKILLER in "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic".
He can be heard as SABRETOOTH and VENOM in "Marvel Heroes", KRAVEN THE HUNTER, GORILLA GRODD, DECEPTICON LONG HAUL, NORMAN OSBOURNE and THE GREEN GOBLIN on various video games as well as hundreds of background characters who help bring the background to life.
His other video game credits also include The Skylanders series of games, "The Last of Us", "God of War: Ascension", "Diablo III", "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor", "Elder Scrolls", "Guild Wars 2", "Bioshock Infinite", "World of Warcraft" and many, MANY others.
Some of Neil's other notable work includes:
His work voicing the stuffed Care Bear teddy called FUNSHINE BEAR; As well as being the main narrator for the young adult book series, "I am Number Four";
Neil was thrilled to say YES when producers of the cult hit "Robot Chicken" asked him to play in their sandbox as the LEADER of GI JOE EXTREME and Hogwart's beloved headmaster, ALBUS DUMBLEDORE;
And also resonating with his corp of followers, are many of his vocal performances on the television classic, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. (As well as The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie) However, Power Rangers know him best for voicing the memorable DIABOLICO, the evil lieutenant to Queen Bansheera in "Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue" and GLUTO, the not-so-bright henchman to the villainous Rancik, on "Power Rangers Time Force."
...And the list keeps growing!
These days it is rare for Neil to meet an English speaking pop-culture fan who has not been influenced by his work.