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Neil Kaplan

Kaplan grew up in San Jose, California. He got his

start as a comedian doing impressions of presidents

such as Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. He also

impersonated a little-known journalist at the time,

Dan Rather. He then started work on video games,

including many Star Wars titles. From there he went

on to do such shows as Power Rangers, Digimon:

Digital Monsters, and most recently, Transformers:

Robots in Disguise. One of his most famous voices is

Hawkmon from Digimon. His favorite role was the

"utility guy" on a show called The Mouse and the

Monster, which aired on UPN in 1996–1997. He

played stomachs, ghosts, and Sappy the Clown,

among dozens of other characters on that show.

Kaplan was also once a contestant on the popular

comedy game show, Street Smarts. On that

appearance, he showed off some of his other

impressions, including one of Gilbert Gottfried.

Kaplan was invited as a guest to the Power

Morphicon (in Los Angeles) in June 2007 as well as

August 2010, and to Armageddon (in Australia and

New Zealand) in October 2007. He created the TV

show,The Way it WASN'T!, as well as the graphic

novel I, of the Wolf.  He also voices the main

character in the adult video game BoneCraft.

Voice roles


Bleach – Genryūsai Shigekuni Yamamoto, Ruzaburō

"Enryū" Enkōgawa, Gesell, Tenken, Zommari

Rureaux (ep. 195+)

Blue Dragon – Saber Tiger

Brigadoon: Marin & Melan – Shuta Alan, Poyon

Silver, Detective Chunen

Daphne in the Brilliant Blue – Lun Shibazaki,

Additional Voices

Digimon Data Squad – Pumpkinmon #1 (Eps. 30-34),

Ninjamon #3 (Ep. 31), Piximon (Ep. 32), Franz' Agent

#1 (33), Desk Man #1 (33)

Digimon Adventure 02 – Halsemon, Hogan, Ilya,

Hawkmon, Shurimon, Silphymon (shared with Edie


Digimon Frontier – Eldest Mushroomon/Woodmon

(Ep. 4), Kokuwamon/Kokuwamon Elder (Ep. 5),

Baromon (Ep. 40)

Digimon Fusion – Lord Bagra, NeoMyotismon,


Digimon Tamers – Indramon, Babel

FAKE – Drake

Marvel Anime: Blade – High Council Chairman,

Additional Voices

Marvel Anime: Iron Man – Minister Defense Kuroda

Mega Man Star Force – Taurus

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin – Dozle Zabi

Naruto – Kiyoyasu

Naruto Shippuden – Obito (acting as Madara) and

Madara Uchiha (Ep. 125+)

Rein: The Conqueror – Ibn

Tokyo Pig – Principal

Transformers: Robots in Disguise – Optimus Prime,


Zatch Bell! – Belgim E.O.


Higglytown Heroes – Mover Hero

Make Way for Noddy – Big Ears

Robot Chicken – Albus Dumbledore

The Mouse and the Monster – Utility Guy

Voltron: Legendary Defender - King Zarkon


Muhammad: The Last Prophet – Amr Ibn Al'as, The


The Happy Cricket – Toad #1

The Little Polar Bear – Bert

Video games

Baten Kaitos Origins – Wiseman

BioShock Infinite – Thursday Warren, John

Hammond, Ezekiel Price

BoneCraft – Captain Fort Worth

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion – Grim,

Johnny Bravo

Conan – Bone Cleaver

Final Fantasy XIII – Additional Voices[3]

Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Additional Voices

Guild Wars 2 – Various Charr and Norn NPCs,

Edrick Thorn

Heroes of the Storm – Tychus

Infamous First Light – Additional Voices[4]

Jaws Unleashed – Cruz Ruddock

Justice League Heroes – Gorilla Grodd

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Additional


League of Legends - Aurelion Sol

Marvel Heroes – Sabertooth, Venom

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Nemesis Orcs,


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – Obito

Uchiha (Ninja War Tobi), Madara Uchiha

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 –

Madara Uchiha, Obito Uchiha (Ninja War Tobi)

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm

Generations – Madara Uchiha

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

– Madara Uchiha, Obito Uchiha (Ninja War Tobi)

Ninja Gaiden II – Genshin

Skylanders: Giants – Batterson, Hatterson

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure – Nort, Weapon


Skylanders: Trap Team – Batterson, Hatterson[6]

Spider-Man: Battle for New York – Green

Goblin/Norman Osborn

Spider-Man 3: The Game – Kraven the Hunter

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Tychus Findlay,


Star Wars: The Old Republic – Skadge

The Last of Us – Additional Voices

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Long Haul

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution –

Ork Nob

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm – Cenarius

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – Additional


Live-action roles

Beetleborgs Metallix – Hornix, Witch Doctor (voice)

Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy – Destruxo (voice),

Mutantrum (2nd voice)

Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue – Diabolico, Gold

Beaked Monster (voices)

Power Rangers: Time Force – Gluto (voice), Recap

Narrator (voice, uncredited)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie –

Oozemen (voice, uncredited)

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