Montreal’s Otakuthon 2014 has wrapped up, and we’re going to have to wait another year to submerge ourselves in anime and Japanese pop culture goodness. We had a blast at the convention, and the cosplay game was superb.
Here’s our second part of the Otakuthon interviews, this time it’s with Neon Genesis Evangelion star, Spike Spencer. While his anime accreditation often takes centre stage, Mr. Spencer has also written a number of books as well as travelling worldwide to teach the craft of voice acting.
Check out our interview with the impossibly charming Spike below!
“Spike Spencer has been a voice actor for over two decades. His video game credits include Bravely Default, The Bureau:XCOM, Bioshock:Infinite, Saints Row 3, World of Warcraft, Tales of Vesperia, BlazBlue, Dynasty and Samurai Warriors, Steambot Chronicles, Star Ocean 2, Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, and many others. He has voiced hundreds of episodes of anime including such notable titles as Evangelion, Bleach, Vampire Knight, Durarara!, Nura, Battle Angel, Suikoden, Orphen, Spriggan, Nadesico, Mar, PreTear, Buso Renkin, Gundam, Code Geass 2, and Kekkaishi. Spike has also lent his voice to numerous radio and TV commercials.
An accomplished onscreen actor, he has worked with such notable stars as Tommy Lee Jones, Sandra Bullock, Frank Langella, Tia Carrere, and Scott Glenn and has been on set with many other stars. Spike is also an author, with titles such as “How to Be A Frickin Genius Voice Actor, Step One” and “What Happens At The Con, Stays At The Con?”.
Spike has been a featured writer on dating/relationships/self improvement for Carlos Xuma, SinglesWarehouse, and Neil Strauss (author of “The Game”). Spike is currently in development on the TV pilot for his “Don’t Kill Your Date (And Other Cooking Tips)” dating/cooking show (based on his panel from the Con circuit) and book. Spike is also a screenwriter with several projects in various stages and is in development on his first feature film that he scripted, “Dwindle Down.”
Spike is also an avid sailor, cook, traveler, and enjoys a good bit of dancing from time to time” (via Otakuthon)