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” and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series “The Noozles”. In 1992, Tony was 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 the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation “Mighty Morphin Power Ranger – Live Tour” .
Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce and direct 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 voice directing numerous video games including “BlazBlue: Continuum Shift” and “GodEater”. Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked Too”, “ The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz”, Hibiki in “Vandread”, Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload”, Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, Ulquiorra in “Bleach”, and voices in 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 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 also be heard in the animated musical series “Iesodo” in the title role. He can currently be heard voicing the title role in new episodes of “Lupin the 3rd”, Lancer in “Fate/Grand Carnival” Minato, the 4th Hokage in “Naruto”.
In 2022, Tony has directed “Fate/Grand Carnival”, “Fate/Grand Order: The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table” and “Lupin III: Part VI”. Other shows he has recently directed were “Lego Friends” for LEGO, “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: Stone Ocean” for Cartoon Network”, and “BeyBlade Burst: Rise” on DisneyXD.