Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie is literally the voice of a generation; the prolific voice actor has worked on everything from classic '80s cartoons like "The Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" to popular video games and anime series. He broke into the voiceover industry in the late '70s with roles on several English dubbed anime series, gaining mainstream success with his role as the enigmatic title character in the 1985 fantasy horror movie "Vampire Hunter D." The film's popularity led to bigger roles for the charismatic McConnohie; he next appeared as several supporting characters on "The Transformers," about two warring races of shapeshifting aliens, and was cast as the voice of military armor specialist Cross-Country on the action-adventure series "G.I. Joe." After reprising his role in the 1987 video release "G.I. Joe: The Movie," he provided the voice of Foot Clan commander Tatsu in the blockbuster film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." McConnohie worked steadily through the '90s, most notably on the Saturday morning cartoon "Masked Rider," adapted from the Japanese manga about a terrorist organization that brainwashes its victims, and the cult anime series "Trigun." In 2001, he joined the cast of the updated "Transformers: Robots in Disguise," also writing and directing several episodes. McConnohie wrote numerous episodes of the popular card-trading anime series "Digimon: Digital Monsters" and has lent his voice to a significant number of video games, including the "World of Warcraft" and ."hack//" franchises.