Anime USA Welcomes Voice Actor, Mike McFarland

Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club, Dragon Ball Z voice actor to appear at Anime USA 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jun. 17, 2013 — Anime USA is pleased to announce that accomplished voice actor and voice director, Mike McFarland will be a guest at this year's convention on September 13–15, 2013. Anime fans will recognize McFarland as the iconic voice of the wise martial arts trainer, Master Roshi.

McFarland began his career in voice acting for Japanese animation as one of the first voice actors to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment. From there, he expanded his creative outlets to become Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous series. McFarland is known for his roles as Goemon in Lupin the Third, Ritsu Sohma in Fruits Basket, Cain in Trinity Blood, Buggy the Clown in One Piece, and recently as Lt. Jean Havoc in Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
McFarland also worked on anime series, such as:

  • Ouran High School Host Club

  • Hetalia

  • Yu Yu Hakusho

  • Nerima Daikon Brothers

  • Kodocha

  • Desert Punk

  • Black Cat

  • Kiddy Grade

  • Shin Chan

As an ADR/Voice Director, McFarland has worked on series and films as Summer Wars, Mushi-Shi, Case Closed, Eden of the East, Trinity Blood, and Evangelion 1.11 and 2.22. ADR scriptwriting credits include Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha, Trinity Blood, SoltyRei, and the uncut versions of Dragon Ball Z.

In addition to his work in the Japanese animation industry, McFarland's video game credits include:

  • Borderlands 2

  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

  • Halo Wars

  • Stuntman: Ignition

  • Aeon Flux

  • Bloodyrayne 2

  • Roadkill

  • Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley

For biographical information and photographs, please visit Anime USA's Voice Actor page at:

About Anime USA: Anime USA began in 1999 as a 3-day Japanese animation convention in northern Virginia. It was started by fans and in 2004, became a non-profit educational organization. Anime USA's mission is to promote, as well as educate the public about Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, Anime USA remains a convention of Otaku, by Otaku, for Otaku. Anime USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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