Marc has been dubbing anime for over 10 years now in Wilmington. His first role was a tiny part in Bubblegum Crisis which lead to a role in Urusei Yatsura. Once he began working with the incomparable Scott Houle at Coastal, his roles took off.
He was Inspector Zenigata in Rupan III: The Fuma Conspiracy, Kowalski in Crusher Joe, and Tamiya in Oh! My Goddess. He also has done voices in Spirit of Wonder, Baoh, and Shinesman. Of course, he will be best known and remembered for Ken Nakajima (and his father, Daimaru) in the 52 episodes of You're Under Arrest, a role he thoroughly enjoys.
"Ken is so much fun because he has so many facets to his personality," Marc says. "One moment he is a macho motorcycle cop, the next minute he is reduced to a stuttering, bumbling fool because of his (as yet unrequited) love for Miyuki. Plus he gets to make LOTS of weird sounds, screams and other various vocal noises. I always try to come up with a new 'Ken-cidental' for each episode, and working with Scott is such a pleasure because he allows the voice actors the freedom to improvise and come up with our own 'stamp' on the character. It's really a joy and so much fun I can't believe I get paid for it!"
Personal notes: He was born an Army brat on August 16, 1963 and has lived all over the world. He is married to a very patient and lovely woman named Rene, and has two kids, Rachel and Paul, both of whom have done voice-over work on You're Under Arrest. His daytime job is (trying to) teach teenagers Video Production at New Hanover High School in Wilmington. He wears an 12 shoe (recently moved up from an 11 -- what does that mean?) and has type O+ blood.
He wants all conventions to know he is very interested in being a guest. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org! And to all You're Under Arrest fans, he says thank you!
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Aniwave 2011 - December 4, 2011 in Wilmington, NC
- Aniwave 2010 - November 20, 2010 in Wilmington, NC
- Metrocon 2006 - June 2-4, 2006 in Tampa, FL
- Anime South 2005 - November 18-20, 2005 in Destin, FL
- Bakuretsu Con 2004 - April 23-25, 2004 in South Burlington, VT
- ConnectiCon 2003 - July 18-20, 2003 in West Hartford, CT
View Marc Matney on FanCons.com for 3 additional guest appearances