Brad Swaile is coming to Otafest 2014!
Vancouver-born and raised, Brad began acting at a relatively young age and, once in high school, had his first audition for an animated series. This first voice acting gig took the form of a pony named "Ace" in My Little Pony Tales and soon afterwards, he landed his first anime role as "Mousse" in Ranma 1/2. Some of his more notable anime characters include: Light (Death Note), Amuro, Quatre, Dearka, Auel and Setsuna (on their respective Gundam series' - from Mobile Suit to 00 ), Gohan (Dragon Ball Z), Rock (Black Lagoon), Ryuki (The Story of Saiunkoku), Kicker (Transformers: Energon) and Lan (Megaman: NT Warrior).
Amongst many Gundam video game titles, in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3, you can watch Brad in conversation with himself as both "Setsuna" and "Amuro", as well as the deranged mascot "Slappy" in Capcom's Dead Rising 2. More recently, he can be heard as "Jin Kazama" in Street Fighter X Tekken and as "Kurou" in the anime series Kurozuka.
Some North American cartoon characters include "Nightcrawler" on X-men Evolution and other voice projects including Barbie, Matchbox, Double Dragon and Sonic the Hedgehog. Over the years, Brad has worked on several anime series' including Inu-Yasha, Hamtaro, Soul Taker, Nurse Witch Komugi, Maison Ikkoku, Hikaru No Go, Infinite Ryvius, Tokyo Underground, Project Arms, Boys Over Flowers, Kimba the White Lion, Shakugan No Shana, Dokkoida, Saber Marionette J, Video Girl Ai, Arjuna, Zoids, Powerpuff Girls Z and Dragon Drive.
Along with voice acting, Brad continues to work professionally as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator and, when not at the hockey rink or on the baseball field, enjoys playing drums and guitar (often while doodling in his sketchbook).
Brad Swaile is appearing at Otafest in association with J-Rock North Promotions Inc. (www.j-rocknorth.com)