Josh Keaton Biography, Age, Spiderman, Hercules, Voice Actor, Singing, Twitter

Josh Keaton Biography

Josh Keaton whose real name is Joshua Luis Wiener is an American actor, voice actor, and singer.

Keaton is known for his roles as Takashi (Shiro) Shirogane in Voltron: Legendary Defender, Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man, Norman Osborn in Marvel’s Spider-Man, Jack Darby in Transformers: Prime and the adolescent Hercules in the film Hercules.

Josh Keaton Age

Joshua Luis Wiener was born on February 8, 1979 in Hacienda Heights, California, U.S. He is 39 years old as of 2018.

Josh Keaton Family

Josh was born to a father from Brooklyn, New York and her mother from Lima, Peru. Keaton has three sisters; Danielle, Alitzah (Ali Navarro), and Sabrina. Keaton is fluent in Spanish which he learnt as a child then later English. He learnt to speak some Quechua from his maternal grandparents.

Josh Keaton Career

Keaton’s career has included television, video game and film work, with a mixture of live acting and voice work for animations. As an infant, Josh appeared in an OshKosh B’gosh commercial. He was also in the 1990s boy band No Authority and was signed to MJJ Music and later RCA Records as a solo artist.

Josh Keaton

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Josh Keaton Voice Actor

Josh voiced Jules Brown in Back to the Future: The Animated Series during 1991/1992 and Major Ocelot during Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.

Josh Keaton Spiderman

He then voiced Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series on the CW from 2008 to 2009. Keaton was originally supposed to voice Spider-Man in the 2002 Spider-Man video game but his voice work was scrapped and reworked as Harry Osborn / Green Goblin when Tobey Maguire came on to voice the character.

He then reprised the role of Harry Osborn in the 2007 video game Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, and Spider-Man again in the video games Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

Josh Keaton Spyro

He is also the current voice for Spyro the Dragon in the Skylanders reboot of the franchise in 2011, Jack Darby and Tailgate on Transformers: Prime, and Hal Jordan / Green Lantern in Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

It was announced that Keaton will play Shiro at Wondercon 2016, one of the main characters of the new Voltron animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender set to premiere on June 10, exclusively on Netflix.

Voice acting Films

Year

Title

Role

1991

Snoopy’s Reunion

Linus van Pelt

1993

Recycle Rex

Additional Voices

1997

Hercules

Young Hercules

2004

Kangaroo Jack: G’Day U.S.A.!

Charlie Carbone

2006

The Wild

Additional Voices

2010

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

Wally West / Flash, Aquaman

Firebreather

Troy Adams

2012

Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom

King Oritel of Domino

2013

Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure

King Oritel of Domino

VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas

The Voice in Space

2015

Justice League: Gods and Monsters

Orion

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom

Hal Jordan / Green Lantern

The Laws of the Universe Part 0

Ray

2016

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash

Hal Jordan / Green Lantern

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Steve Trevor,
Barry Allen / Flash

2017

DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games

Steve Trevor, Barry Allen / Flash

Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash

Tommie, Chad

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain

Barry Allen / Flash

2018

Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High

Barry Allen / Flash

 

Voice Acting In Television

Year

Title

Role

1990

New Kids on the Block

Albert

1991

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Pontus

Peter Pan and the Pirates

Curly

1991–92

Back to the Future: The Animated Series

Jules Brown

1992

Batman: The Animated Series

Young Michael Stromwell

1998

Adventures from the Book of Virtues

Sean Willis, Sir Roland

2004–06

Bratz

Eitan

2005

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy

Driver, Zombie #2, Vendor

2007

Ben 10

Tim Dean, Hector

2007–11

The Path of Atticus

Atticus

2008–09

The Spectacular Spider-Man

Peter Parker / Spider-Man

2010–13

Transformers: Prime

Jack Darby, Tailgate, Additional Voices

2011

Winx Club

Valtor, Anagan, King Oritel of Domino

Sym-Bionic Titan

Ian

2011–12

Young Justice

Black Spider

2011

The Super Hero Squad Show

Moon-Boy

2011–13

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Manhunters

2012

Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games

Steve Lookers

2013

Hero Factory

William Furno

Regular Show

Auto T

Scooby Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow

Levi

Doc McStuffins

Johnny Foosball

2015

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles

White House Aide, Kobra Guard

2015–17

DC Super Hero Girls

Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Steve Trevor

2015–16

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!

Darren, Bones Malone, Mike, Nate and Baker

2016–present

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Takashi (Shiro) Shirogane

2016

Kulipari: An Army of Frogs

Darel

2016–18

Justice League Action

Hal Jordan / Green Lantern

2017

Ben 10

XLR8

Marvel’s Ant-Man

Ant-Man

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters

Gabe

2017–present

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Norman Osborn, John Jameson / Man-Wolf, Oliver Osnick

2018

Elena of Avalor

Miguel

 Live Action In Film

Year

Title

Role

1989–90

Kidsongs

Himself

1991

All I Want for Christmas

Brad

1992

Newsies

Newsboy

1996

Same River Twice

Andy

Judge and Jury

Boy #2

Infinity

David

1997

Just Write

Teenager on Trolley

1998

The Souler Opposite

Young Barry

1999

Chimera House

Roy

A Murder on Shadow Mountain

Young Denny

2003

The Even Stevens Movie

Mootai / Jason

2007

Up-In-Down Town

Billy

Live Action In Television

Year

Title

Role

1987

I’m Telling!

Himself

1993

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

First Male Cousin

1994

Someone Like Me

Doug

Boy Meets World

Roy / Boy #2

1995

Sister, Sister

Franklin

1995–96

The Secret World of Alex Mack

Bryce

1996

Saved by the Bell: The New Class

Glee Club #2

1997

Chicago Hope

Will Peters

Baywatch

Todd Rose

General Hospital

Tim

1999

Step by Step

Will Peters

Touched by an Angel

Young Nick Stratton

1999–2002

The Young and the Restless

Brendon

2002

Boston Public

Martin Andrews

ER

Greg

2004

Will & Grace

Sal

2006

Bones

Yasutani the Terrible

2014

Scorpion

Phil Daniels

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Josh Keaton Interview

Published; 5/29/2013

Source; https://www.comicbookmovie.com

How long have you been in the voice acting business?

“I’ve been involved with voice-acting since I was a kid. I was a child actor but I auditioned mostly for on-camera work so my early voice over experience was somewhat limited. I did manage to land some fun parts though. I was Linus on Peanuts for a minute, Doc Brown’s brainy kid Jules in “Back to the Future: The Animated Series,” and one of the lost boys in “Peter Pan and the Pirates.”

You are best known for voicing Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man series, but many fans might not know you provided the voice for a young Hercules. Did you provide some of the singing portions as well?

“I originally recorded the singing portions but I was going through a voice change at the time and couldn’t hold out the “money note” at the end of the reprise as long and strong as they wanted so they called in Roger Bart to pinch hit. There’s a cassette copy of my version somewhere in my parents’ house.”

In the video game Marvel Ultimate Alliance you voiced Johnny Storm/ Human Torch. When recording, did you collaborate with the other actors, or did you go over lines on your own?

“In that particular game, I recorded solo; just me and the mic. That’s usually the process with video games, although that’s slowly changing. I prefer more interactive sessions where you act opposite another actor. Every takes on a better, more organic energy.”

Speaking of games, when the Spider-Man game based on the 2002 film was in production, you went in to record lines for Harry Osborn, was it weird not getting the opportunity to voice Spidey since Tobey Maguire was called in?

“Crap, was that really a decade ago? Hopefully my arthritic hands can finish typing this. I actually did record as Spidey. We recorded the entire game before they knew that they would get Tobey so when all of that was finalized they just put in a play mode with my audio as Harry. It’s really just another Spidey playthrough with the goblin costume. I didn’t really feel one way or another about it as I’d never played Spidey in anything at that point. I was just happy that they kept me in the game in some way. People get swapped out all the time in this business, though. You have to get used to it.”

How challenging was it doing the voice for such an iconic character; was you nervous at all?

“Not so much nervous as excited. Spidey has always been my favorite comic character so I already had a voice and portrayal in my head before I even auditioned.”

Green Lantern was a hit show, but ultimately met its fate by getting canned. How did you react to this situation?

“You just carry on. Cancellation is part of the business and while disappointing, it’s something the actor has absolutely no control over. All I can do is put forth my best work and leave everything else to the powers that be.”

Would you be interested in tackling any other superhero roles in the future?

“Absolutely! I’ve already been very fortunate to be able to check many off of my VO bucket list.”

Any interest in creating your own animated project?

“Yes. My wife and I have been developing several ideas. She’s hilarious.”

Transformers: Prime is currently in its third season, could there be a possibility of a fourth?

“I have no clue. They don’t tell the actors much about those kinds of decisions.”

I’m an aspiring voice actor, so what would you say is the most difficult obstacle for getting into this field?

“I’d say the hardest part is getting your foot in the door. The same voice actors get used quite a bit which can make it tough for someone new to break in. Keep practicing so when the opportunity comes up, you’re ready to kill it. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.”

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