Welcome to the news page. Here you will find news and information for JB's latest projects and be able to keep track of his career. We will endeavour to keep this page as current as possible.
Wow am I bad at keeping this page up to date! GOT TO DO BETTER! It has been a colossal couple of years for me, especially in voiceover, ever since I joined my amazing agent Arlene Thornton. She's a powerhouse and I have had two of the most successful years of my career, largely because of the Kudos her name, care and attention have brought me. I am truly grateful to her and her entire team for all their help.
A lot has been happening. I was cast as Alfred in the new Batman series for Cartoon Network, Beware The Batman and we are close to finishing recording on Season 1. It has been an enormously fun experience and we have a great cast and the best animation director out there, Andrea Romano (look her up!)
The video game world continues to explode and I have been a huge beneficiary of that. I've been a large part of some huge fanchises in the last couple of years and had a lot of fun in the booth as a result. Assassins' Creed, Uncharted, Star Wars, Call Of Duty, World Of Warcraft, Xcom, Darksiders, Diablo, Disney Kinect Adventures, Saints' Row and a ton of stuff for Marvel. It's been an amazing journey and it continues with a new motion capture project for Sony, a giant comic book franchise and many more exciting gigs that I cannot talk about because I've signed lots of pieces of paper saying I can't!
Keep checking the page and I promise I'll update more often...!
October 2009 - January 2011
Happy New Year, everyone! A long time since any updates, so here we go!
TV gigs this year included: CSI: NY, Raising The Bar, Nikita, I'm In The Band and a 2-episode run as a serial killer on Cold Case - it was a great year for TV work. JB also completed work on The Black Panther with Djimon Honsou, Alfre Woodard and Kerry Washington. It's a very cool animated series based on the comic books of the same name and produced by Reginald Hudlin. The series was released on DVD in January 2011 and is available in stores now, though we're told it is selling out fast! 2010 saw JB do a lot of work for the Avengers series on TV, with continuing work on Monster, Bleach, Naruto and Kekkeishi.
2010 was also a great year for video game work, with JB performing in titles such as Dante's Inferno, Coraline, Darksiders, Socom, Arcania, Final Fantasy, Streetfighter 4 and many more...
JB is pleased to announce that he has been cast in a major motion-capture franchise that will take most of 2011 to complete. For legal reasons we can say no more than that at this time. JB continues to work on some of the best-selling, new and original titles and has tremendous passion for this area of his work.
Also, the beginning of 2011 has seen JB complete his first National TV and Radio commercial campaign for Taco Bell - his first booking with his amazing new agent Arlene Thornton. This is a new relationship and JB could not be more excited about working with Arlene for all his voiceover work. It's going to be a great year...! JB would also like to thank Lynda McCarrell at Daniel Hoff for all her amazing hard work over the years.
Check back for more updates soon and we promise to try and keep this area of the site more current this year!!! Thanks for all your messages and support - keep chasing your dreams!
October 2009 Recording finally wraps on the animated series 'Monster'.
September 2009 Further recording on Dante's Inferno for Electronic Arts. JB takes a short break!
August 2009 Rehearsals begin on the Tony Award winning play, 'Shining City' by Conor McPherson at The Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles. JB is Dialect Coach.
July 2009 Further recording on the new original animated series 'The Black Panther' with Djimon Honsou. Also JB records the video game 'Operation Flashpoint'. Work continues on Monster, Naruto, Bleach and others.
June 2009 JB is cast as Johan Sharifi in an episode of Raising the Bar for Steve Bochco on TNT.
June 2009 JB does further recording on the 'Streetfighter 4' video game in which he plays El Fuerte, a crazed Mexican chef...
June 2009 JB is Dialect Coach on 'The Importance of Being Earnest' for LA Theatreworks at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles.
June 2009 JB records on the video game 'Silent Hill' at Technicolor.
May 2009 JB records on the vcideo game Naruto - Clash of the Ninjas 3.
May 2009 Rehearsals begin on 'Coming Home', Athol Fugards lastest work to have it's West Coast premiere at The Fountain Theatre, LA. JB is Dialect Coach.
May 2009 JB voices several principal characters for WII Yoga, a video game.
April 2009 Recording befins on 'Dante's Inferno', a full motion-capture video game for Electronic Arts. JB is cast as Alighiero, Dante's father.
April 2009 JB is awarded the role of Hercule Poirot in an Agatha Christie murder mystery video game.
March 2009 JB is cast in the Biohazard video game - recording on Bleach, Monster and Naruto is ongoing...
March 2009 JB signs with manager Lisa DiSante of DiSante-Frank Associates and is delighted to be striking up a new working relationship with an old friend.
March 2009 JB is hired as Dialect Coach on 'Mercury Fur' for NeedTheatre in Los Angeles, CA.
February 2009 JB is Dialect Coach on 'Photograph 51', a play about the discovery of DNA at The Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles.
February 2009 JB is cast in several roles in the new original animated series 'Hero Hospital'.
January 2009 **JB would like to wish all of his clients and associates a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous 2009!**
December 2008 **JB is cast as The Black Knight and several other villains in the original animated series, The Black Panther for BET** The Series stars Djimon Honsou as The Black Panther. Recording for the first 6 episodes is completed. He also completes further work on Command and Conquer: Red Alert and is cast and begins recording as Roberto in the forthcoming Anime series dub Monster.
November 2008 JB begins work as acting and dialect coach on 'Henry John and the Little Bug' a movie directed by JT Mollner. He is also named as the new voice for Burchell's Cider and work continues on his various animation and video game projects.
October 2008 JB completes work on the Persona 4 video game, Gothic 3 AO and work continues on both Naruto and Bleach.
September 2008 JB starts work as dialect coach on August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' at The Fountain Theater in Los Angeles. Work continues on his various voiceover commitments and with his private clients.
September 2008 JB shoots his last episode on 'The Unit'. One of the happiest experiences of his career. He immediately starts work on three major video game titles, but non-disclosure states that he cannot say what they are.
August 2008 JB's dialect coaching work continues on 'The Accomplices' at The Foutain Theater in Los Angeles.
August 2008 JB is cast in a 3 episode character arc on the popular CBS Television show,' The Unit'. He will play a South American nuclear scientist who is gradually dying of radiation poisoning. Shooting continues throughout August and into September and the show is a great deal of fun to work on.
July 2008 Continues work on Naruto, Bleach, Bleach the Movie, a Naruto video game, Command and Conquer, The Abbey, and others. Completes work on various commercial voiceover campaigns.
June 2008 JB is cast as Father Donal in an episode of the new Starz TV series 'Crash' based on the movie of the same name.
March 2008 - ***JB is delighted to have been cast to be the voice of the Hulk in the new movie 'The Incredible Hulk' *** due out June 13, 2008. The movie stars Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and Tim Roth.
March 2008 - JB records several characters in the new 'Command & Conquer: Red Alert' video game.
January 2008 - Athol Fugard's new play 'Victory' opens in Los Angeles to great acclaim in the national press and the run is almost immediately extended. JB's work as Dialect Coach is praised in several reviews. Again, JB is immensly proud of all the hard work the actors have put in.
December 2007 - JB signs on as Dialect Coach for the US Premiere of Athol Fugard's 'Victory' at the Fountain Theatre, Hollywood, CA. The accents needed are of course, Afrikaans.
November 2007 - 'The History Boys' opens at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles with a great response from the national press. JB's work as Dialect coach is mentioned in several reviews.
November 1, 2007 - The History Boysenters technical rehearsal before opening for previews on Wednesday,November 7 at The Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown LA.
October 2007 - JB has started work as the dialect coach for the forthcoming Los Angeles production of Tony and Olivier Award-winning play, The History Boysby Alan Bennet at The Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown LA. The prodution starts previews on November 7, 2007 and opens November 14 2007, running until shortly before Christmas. JB is thrilled to be working on such a great piece of work with such a talented group.
October 2007 - JB has just recorded the voiceover for the Global commercial campaign for the forthcoming video game release of Kane and Lynch: Fragile Alliance.