TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all-time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (“The Sea Prince and the Fire Child”).
His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series “Robotech”. Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and co-produced an award-winning adaptation of “The Jungle Book”. Tony was then tapped to help create a new kind of children’s television show. The result was the mega hit, “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. He not only served as the development producer and head writer but also wrote the pilot, Co-Produced the series, directed the voice actors, played the voice of Saba, and produced and directed the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day.
Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce, direct, and act in numerous projects for Theatrical films, Television, Video Games, and Streaming Media releases including “.hack//GU”; “Daigunder” for ABC Family/Disney; “Gurren Lagann” for the Sci Fi Channel, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers” which premiered on theatrical screens nationwide, as well as voicing and voice directing numerous video games including “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift”. Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked Too”, “The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz”, “Vandread”, “Sayuki Reload”, “Gun Grave”, “Cho-bits”, “Bleach”, Lupin the 3rd, and video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World of Warcraft”, “Everquest”, “Neverwinter Knights”, “Xenosaga”, “Magna Carta II”, “Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight”,” Basara 3” “BlazBlue” and “Bravely Default”.
More recently he directed the English releases of “Fate/Zero” and “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks”, “Fate Stay Night Heavens Feel” in which he also voices the character of Lancer, and “Fate: Apocrypha” a Netflix Original Series. He can currently be heard voicing the title role in new theatrical release of “Lupin the 3rd” the First” from G-Kids as well as the theatrical release of “The Night is Short: Walk on Girl.
On television Tony can be heard as Minato, the 4th Hokage in “Naruto”, new episodes of “Lupin the 3rd”, “Lego Friends”, and “Alien Xmas” a Netflix Original Christmas special from the Chido Brothers and executive producer Jon Favereau, for which he also served as voice director. Tony is currently voice directing “BeyBlade Burst: Quad Drive for Bang Zoom! Studios and DisneyXD, and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean and Lupin the 3rd Part 6.