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Mario Bueno

Mario Bueno

Host / Producer / Cosplayer / Singer
New York

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See also: Digital Era Entertainment and American Cosplay Paradise

Mario is a vocalist, actor, emcee, and producer specializing in the web and geek culture. His training includes acting training at New York's LEE STRASBERG THEATER AND FILM INSTITUTE, voice-over training at EDGE STUDIOS NYC, private voice coaching at THE NEW YORK CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, and years of youth/amateur theater.

He has appeared on ANIME NEWS NETWORK in their 2007-2008 news webisodes, and his web video production/appearance credits include his 2005 fan film FINAL FANTASY VS KAIJU BIG BATTEL, 2009-2010 web series DOUJINOPOLIS, numerous promotional spots for FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT and ANIPLEX OF AMERICA, an appearance for the live premiere of DEATH BATTLE's "GOKU VS SUPERMAN 2" at SGC 2015, and collaborations with Youtube Producer DPIDDY.

In 2010, he became the first male AX Idol Singing Winner at ANIME EXPO, and in 2011 was a Semifinalist in BROADWAY.TV'S NEXT BROADWAY STAR contest. In 2013, he released his first album entitled "(A)RISE" and represented the United States placing in the Top 3 at the WORLD KARAOKE GRAND PRIX COSPLAY sponsored by WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT and LIVE DAM.

He has been emceeing since his high school days running open mics, and has been a regular emcee at events across the country from 2009 onward, with highlights including numerous years of hosting at fan events such as ANIME BOSTON and concerts for music artists such as EIR AOI. In addition, he spends much time on promotional event staffing/management for companies such as BANDAI-NAMCO ENTERTAIMENT, CRUNCHYROLL, VIZ MEDIA and PONY CANYON through affiliates such as AMERICAN COSPLAY PARADISE.

Bringing everything full circle, Mario officially joined KAIJU BIG BATTEL as Lead Announcer in May 2017's CIVIL WARS: THE AFTERMATH show and remained with the troupe until July 2018's CHALLENGERS OF THE DANGER. Currently, he serves as a host for FREDERATOR NETWORKS' YouTube gaming channel THE LEADERBOARD and juggles this with daily responsibilities running DIGITAL ERA ENTERTAINMENT as well as monitoring+hosting content for the brand's TWITCH CHANNEL.

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