Published on March 26th, 2024 | by Admin

PHIL LaMARR INTERVIEW @SupanovaExpo @phillamarr

Supanova is back and is bigger than ever! To celebrate we catch-up with the delightful Phil LaMarr!

Welcome to Impulse Gamer Phil, sow did you become involved in voice acting?

The late night sketch comedy show I worked on in the 90s – MAD TV – had us do animated versions of some of the illustrated comedy from MAD magazine which the show was based on.

Okay.. if you could have any superhero power, what would it be and why?

Well as a Black man it seems like I should say super speed or electrical powers but as a guy who does a lot of voices I think I’d want Black Canary vocal siren power.

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What is your favourite line that you delivered?

As a kid, I was big DC comics fan, so it was a huge joy to get to say something I had grown up reading, the Green Lantern Oath. That may have been the only time someone voicing a cartoon already had the line memorized!


And what do fans want you to say at cons?

A lot of times they want to hear me say: “MY MANWICH!” A catchphrase from the character “Hermes” on FUTURAMA that shows a food from our past IN THE FUTURE.


Supanova! What are you most looking forward to at this con?

Voice actors don’t get invited to foreign countries as often as on-camera actors because if a land has a different language, characters will have the same faces but the American voices will be replaced. But Australia and America share our English language so I’m looking forward to getting to learn what people in another country appreciate about these shows I’ve worked on.

If you could cosplay any character youve played, who would it be and why?

Hard to pick between Samurai Jack and Green Lantern. Can’t decide whether I’d rather have a magic sword or a power ring.

Lastly, Tell us your favourite con story?

As a big Batman fan, my favorite Con moment was when I got to introduce two people who both helped make Batman even cooler, more heroic and more popular – my friend Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice of Batman to comic book artist Neal Adams, who is considered the most essential Batman artist next to creator Bob Kane.

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