Hello and welcome back to that article that let's you look into the people behind the voices, it's time for "Hey, It's That Voice!" Today, we are going to look at the voice behind the guy with the biggest ego in all of Beach City, Kevin!
"Kevin' the worst!" Well, that's what Ronaldo said about him anyway, but it seems to be pretty accurate given each time we've seen Kevin. He's pushy, cocky, rude, condescending and inconsiderate to everyone, and just a plain jerk because he finds it funny. But maybe we will get to see more of him in the future? Maybe. Perhaps we can see Kevin as a better person? Only time will tell. But who gets to voice this boy who thinks so highly of himself? Why, that would be Andrew Kishino!
|Don't forget, you're obsessed with him.|
Born on March 20, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Andrew Kishino started his career in media as a rapper. Under the moniker Big Kish (and then just Kish), he released his first album, Order From Chaos, in 1991. The album spawned the single "I Rhyme The World in 80 Days", the music video of which was given heavy rotation. His follow up album, A Nation Of Hoods, was released in 1994.
Classic 90s hip-hop.
After moving from Canada to Los Angeles, Kishino started working as a hip-hop producer. At the same time, he started lending his voice to various different forms of media. He first started with video games, including EverQuest II, Age of Empires III, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, Gun, Amped 3, Driver: Parallel Lines, Reservoir Dogs, Saints Row (then reprising the role of Donnie various radio DJs in Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, and Saints Row IV), The Sopranos: Road to Respect, Spider-Man 3, Transformers: The Game, The World Ends with You, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, TimeShift, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (along with the sequel Lost Planet 2), Kung Fu Panda, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Rise of the Argonauts, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Call of Duty: World at War, Halo Wars (as well as
Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians), MadWorld, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Bionic Commando, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, Undead Knights, Crackdown 2, Bulletstorm, SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, Mortal Kombat (2011 version), Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Gotham City Impostors, Prototype 2,
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Starhawk, The Secret World, Marvel Heroes, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Batman: Arkham Knight, Elder Scrolls Online, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., Battlefield Hardline, Lego Jurassic World, The Park, and For Honor.
|Top left to right: Jazz from Transformers: The Game, Yuri Solotov from Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, and Ishi Sato from Bulletstorm.|
Bottom left to right: Shang Tsung and Sektor from Mortal Kombat.
As for his animation credits that don't including Steven Universe, Kishino has starred in other Cartoon Network shows, including The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Regular Show, and We Bare Bears. Other animated features he has starred in have included The Spectacular Spider-Man (starring as both Kenny Kong and Ned Lee), Turok: Son of Stone, G.I. Joe: Renegades (starring as Storm Shadow, Stalker, Tripwire, Frostbite, and others), Superman vs. The Elite, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Blood Prison, Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Saw Gerrera, Sanjay and Craig, The Legend of Korra, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters (as Ken Okamoto/Saguru, Alexander Carnahan, and various others), Mixels, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Batman: The Killing Joke, the 2012 version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (as both Fong and Sid), and The Lion Guard (as Janja).
|Top row, left to right: Saw Gerrera from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Janja from The Lion Guard.|
Center row: Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe: Renegades.
Bottom row left to right: Ken Okumoto/Saguru and Alexander Carnahan from Kaijudo.
Outside of animation, Kishino has also done work as a voice over and narrator for various shows. These include ESPN Hollywood, Family Game Night, Beef: The Series, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, E! True Hollywood Story, America's Got Talent, and the 2015 version of The Odd Couple.
And that will do it for this edition of "Hey, It's That Voice!" Join me next time when we take a look at the political power behind Beach City!