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Beau Billingslea to Be Guest at Otakon 2022

Washington, D.C. (May 19, 2022) – Prolific voice actor Beau Billingslea, best known as the voice of Jet Black in the American dub of "Cowboy Bebop," will be a guest at Otakon 2022, according to Otakorp Inc.
Billingslea has voiced countless characters, including: Jet Black in "Cowboy Bebop"; The Fourth Raikage in "Naruto"; Barrett in "Final Fantasy: Advent Children"; Cain in "Last Hope"; Bertuccio in "Count of Monte Christo"; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in "Digimon"; Michael in "Argento Soma"; Seal Walrus in "Wolf's Rain"; Gohei in "Rurouni Kenshin"; Dee Jay in "Super Street Fighter II"; Ben Jackson in "Tiger & Bunny"; Edward Liones in "Bleach"; Light Nostrade in "Hunter x Hunter"; Lingerin & Dogen in "Durarara!! x 2" and many others.

He voices the Alien Goat Creature in "Laws of the Universe Parts 0 and 1", and Abraham Douglas in the animated feature "War of the Worlds: Goliath" (winner of Best Animated Feature at the Los Angeles 3D Film Festival). He has narrated several series on The History Channel, including "Suicide Missions," "Hero Ships" and "Modern Marvels." His video games include: "Safari," "Outlaws," "Dynasty Warriors" (Cao Ren & Dion Wei), "Zico," "Breakdown," "Ace Combat 5," "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" (Barrett) and "Mafia III."

Billingslea recently did an episode of the 2019 remake of "Mad About You," and Oprah Winfrey's new show "Cherish the Day" (on OWN). He plays Captain Abbott of the USS Bradbury in "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and Vice Admiral Stamm in "Star Trek Continues." He has on-camera commercials now airing for Verzenio, Geico and Genesis. And appears in the award-winning PSA, "The Other Note," which calls attention to the alarming suicide rate among our veterans. He can also be seen in "The Laughing Man" short on Showbox Online. Billingslea's sci-fi feature films include "The Blob," "My Favorite Martian," "Leprechaun in the Hood," and "Halloween H2O."

A full listing of his 40-plus-year television and feature film career can be found on IMDB. Billingslea is a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

Otakon 2022 will be held from July 29-31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-eighth year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Historically, Otakon has drawn up to 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.

For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see https://www.otakorp.org/
For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2021, see https://www.Otakon.com/

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