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Cameron Arthur "Cam" Clarke (born November 6, 1957) is a prolific American voice actor and singer, known for his voice-work in animation and video games. He is best known for providing the voices of Leonardo and Rocksteady in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and Shotaro Kaneda in the 1989 original English dub of Akira. He often voices teenagers and other similarly young characters. One of his prominent roles in video games was voicing Liquid Snake in the Metal Gear series.

Career


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Clarke began his acting career in the show The Hollywood Palace as the The King Family Show. He continued to perform with his family on various TV specials until the 1980s when he got his first voice acting roles in the animated shows Snorks and Robotech. Clarke was taught by established voice actor Michael Bell. Clarke is best known for his roles as Kaneda in Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira (Streamline-dub), Max Sterling and Lancer in the 1985 Robotech series, Rigadon in Around the World with Willy Fog, Dogtanian in Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds, Leonardo and Rocksteady in the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, and Liquid Snake in the popular Metal Gear Solid series of video games. Clarke is also the voice of Prince Adam and He-Man in the 2002 version of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe TV series. He is also known to RPG fans as Ryudo in Grandia II, Kratos Aurion in Tales of Symphonia and Will Raynard in Tales of Legendia. He voices the male Blood Elf in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. He uses a voice similar to Liquid Snake's for this portrayal. To date, Clarke has voiced over one hundred titles. Cam is easily recognizable by his distinct voice which can fluctuate from adolescent sounding (Leonardo) to deep and soothing (Kratos) and to a faux British (Liquid Snake). He also acts as Pavel in the popular Neverwinter Nights PC release.

Personal life


Cam Clarke

Born in 1957 to actor Robert Clarke and singer Alyce King, he is nephew to guitarist Alvino Rey and pianist Buddy Cole, cousin to actress Tina Cole and writer Chris Conkling, half brother to musicians Ric and Lex de Azevedo, and uncle to voice actress Emilie Brown and actress Rachel Coleman.

Filmography



Animation

Anime

Films

Feature films

  • Aladdin â€" Aladdin, Additional Voices
  • Barnyard: The Original Party Animals â€" Freddy the Ferret
  • Big Hero 6 â€" Additional Voices
  • Hotel Transylvania â€" Additional Voices
  • Jetsons: The Movie â€" Additional Voices
  • Tales of the Black Freighter â€" Money Lender
  • Pinocchio â€" Talking Cricket
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie â€" Robert the Terrible, The King
  • The Smurfs and the Magic Flute â€" Peewit
  • Tooth Fairy â€" Voice Cast
  • Underdog â€" Supershep, Little Brown Dog

Direct-to-video and television films

  • Akira â€" Shōtarō Kaneda, Councilman 1, Scientist 2 (as Jimmy Flinders, Streamline dub)
  • Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion â€" Yasochika Iemura (English Version)
  • Dot and Spot's Magical Christmas â€" Spot
  • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer â€" Austin Bucks
  • Lego Batman: The Movie â€" DC Super Heroes Unite â€" Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride â€" Simba (singing voice)
  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea â€" Flounder
  • Monster High: 13 Wishes â€" Narrator
  • Monster High: Friday Night Frights â€" Heath Burns, Romulus
  • Monster High: Haunted â€" Heath Burns, Hoodude Voodoo
  • Mulan II â€" Loop Group
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Warriors of the Wind) (1984) (voice) â€" Prince Asbel / Milo (Non-Disney English Dub)
  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow â€" Sōsetsu Kazahana
  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island â€" Detective Beau Neville

Video games

Live action

  • Flip That House â€" Narrator
  • Walker, Texas Ranger â€" A.R.T.
  • Troops â€" Captain Jyanix Bach
  • True Blood â€" Narrator, Vampire Vocal Effects

Audiobooks

  • The Mystery of Smuggler's Cove (1985) Hardy Boys

Theater

  • Noah: The Musical â€" Citizen of Land of Nod

Discography


Cam Clarke
  • Inside Out (1999)

References


Cam Clarke

External links



  • www.camclarke.com â€" official site
  • Cam Clarke on Twitter
  • Cam Clarke at the Internet Movie Database
  • Cam Clarke at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

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