Tony Oliver, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (The Sea Prince and the Fire Child). His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series Robotech. Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and produced an award winning adaptation of The Jungle Book and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series The Noozles.
In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children’s television show. The result was the mega hit – The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Tony not only served as the development producer and head writer but also wrote the pilot, co-produced the series, directed the voice actors, played the voice of Saba, and produced the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation Mighty Morphin Power Ranger – Live Tour.
Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce, and direct numerous projects for theatrical films, television, video games, and streaming media releases including .hack//GU, Daigunder, Gurren Lagann, Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers, Martha & Friends. His voice directing credits include video games like League of Legends and his many voice acting credits include Hoodwinked Too, The Muppets Wizard of Oz, Lupin in Lupin the 3rd, Hibiki in Vandread, Gojyo in Sayuki Reload, Harry in Gun Grave, Ranmaru in Tokko, Shinbo in Chobits, Ulquiorra in Bleach, as well as voices in video games such as Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring, Dynasty Warriors, World of Warcraft, Everquest, Neverwinter Knights, Xenosaga, Magna Carta II, Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, Basara 3, BlazBlue, and Bravely Default.
More recently he co-adapted and directed the English releases of Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, and Fate: Apocrypha – in which he also voices the character of Lancer in Fate/Zero and Unlimited Blade Works. He can be heard the animated musical series Iesodo in the title role. He can currently be heard in new episodes of Lupin the 3rd on Cartoon Network and as Minato, the 4th Hokage, in Naruto. Tony is currently directing Hunter x Hunter and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
AT ANIME NYC
Tony will appear on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. He will conduct paid autograph sessions each day and appear on select panels. Tony will be part of the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Special Event featuring Aimer and free Fate cast autograph signing. His full schedule will appear here closer to Anime NYC.