Sam was born and raised in Vancouver and has been working in the film and television industry as an actor and voice performer for 25 years. One of his first animated series was performing the voice of AFC Blinky in Bucky O Hare and the Toad Wars. He also provided the voice for the much beloved character Double D on the popular Cartoon Network series Ed, Edd, n Eddy. Sam was very honored and excited to bring to life the iconic characters of Baby Bugs, Daffy, and Tweety for the Baby Looney Tunes series. Martin Mystery, Krypto the Superdog, Gundam Seed, Fantastic Four, Storm Hawks, Rekkit Rabbit and Voltron Force count among some of his favorites as well. Sam is currently working on several shows which include Shezow, Pac Man and the Nerd Corps production Slugterra.
When Sam isnt in the sound studio he enjoys time with family, playing guitar, or just chilling in the backyard.
Marÿke's acting career spans over two decades; she has performed in film, television, radio, industrial videos, commercials, video games, and animation. She has acted in theatres throughout Canada and the U.S., in new works for companies such as Buddies in Bad Times, Theatre Direct and CanStage; in big musicals like 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Aspects of Love'; and most everything in between. Marÿke has lent her voice to many hundreds of episodes of animated series, radio plays, and tv and radio commercials, and considers voiceover her specialty. Favourite voiceover credits include Moville Mysteries, Freaky Stories, Blaster's Universe, Braceface, Beo's Bedroom, Maryoku Yummy, Bratz, A Mermaid's Tale 1 & 2, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Dinosaur Train, Geronimo Stilton, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Black Lagoon, and Johnny Test, for which she won the Best Voice Over in an Animated Feature or TV Production Elan Award for her portrayal of Susan Test.
Please join us in welcoming Sam & Maryke to Otafest!