The Team

Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for such projects and characters as McCree in Overwatch, the Witch-King of Angmar in Shadow of War, Mr. Freeze in Telltale’s Batman: […]

Travis Willingham has amassed over 200 roles in video games, original animation projects, and anime. He is most widely known in the world of anime as Roy Mustang in both Fullmetal Alchemist series. Other credits include One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Tiger & Bunny, D.Gray-Man, Mushishi, Ouran Host Club. Since 2010, Travis has provided the voice […]

From super powered vigilante to spartan to ice wielding wizard, Laura Bailey has brought to life a plethora of fan favorite characters. Laura got her start in video games almost two decades ago and has since gone on to become one of the most prolific voice actresses in the industry today, having worked on hundreds […]

Marisha Ray is a voice actor, producer, and uber-nerd based out of Los Angeles. You can hear her in Persona 4 as Margaret; Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel as Laura Arseid; Star Wars: Battlefront as a Stormtrooper, Metal Gear:Survive as Miranda. Marisha has worked with such digital media companies as Geek & Sundry, Maker, […]

Taliesin Jaffe began his career as a child actor appearing in films such as Mr. Mom, 2010 and Explores, and television series including The Facts of Life, St. Elsewhere, and She’s the Sheriff. Since then he has worked as an ADR director for projects such as Hellsing, BECK, Romeo X Juliet, Street Fighter IV, and […]

Liam O’Brien has spent the last 15 years working steadily on stage and in the game and animation industry. As an actor, he has worked on well over 400 video game and animation projects. Some of the more well known series he has lent his voice to include Star Wars Rebels, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, […]

Sam Riegel is a veteran voice actor, writer and voice director of cartoons, video games and anime series. Notable animation roles include Donatello in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Emperor Awesome on Wander Over Yonder, Shiro Emiya in Fate/Stay Night, Viral in Gurren Lagann, Mephisto in Blue Exorcist, and Metal Bat in One Punch […]

Ashley Johnson started her career at a very young age and has continued to work as a film, television and voice actor. Her various television roles include Growing Pains, Dollhouse, Dirt, The Killing and Drunk History, as well as the films, What Women Want, Fast Food Nation, Avengers, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing and […]

Brian W. Foster is a writer, poet, and singer/songwriter born in Long Beach, CA. He is the author of Blackened White, a best-selling series of short stories and poetry. His first EP of original music titled Odessa was released the following year. In 2016, Brian was approached by the cast of Critical Role to create […]

Ed Lopez is the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for building and operating the Critical Role business. Previously, he was the VP of Strategy and Operations at Legendary Digital Networks where he was responsible for the product strategy, lifecycle and P&L for Alpha. He led multiple initiatives to support the Alpha service and platform including content programming, Live and VOD production, customer support, subscription, video encoding, content management, graphic design, usability/beta testing, engineering and quality assurance. His extensive experience includes working at Fortune 500 and startup companies on product development, ecommerce, marketing, business growth, strategy and organizational design. In his spare time, he eats Chef Boyardee out of the pot and misses Saturday morning cartoons. He also enjoys workouts, unconventional conversations and speculates in the crypto and financial markets.  

Rachel Romero is the SVP of Marketing at Critical Role and a board member for Critical Role Foundation. Previously, she was the VP of Marketing for Legendary Digital Networks, home of Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, and LDN’s subscription platform, Alpha. Romero also served as the Director of Audience Development for Machinima. […]

Ben is a California native who has a lengthy career in the entertainment industry. He started as a Production Assistant on the Transformers films and eventually became a Hasbro employee on the Universal Studios backlot. In 2013, he transitioned into digital content and joined the emerging Maker Studios as a leader of their gaming vertical. He continued to grow the branded content division of Maker through it's 2014 acquisition by Disney, and joined Legendary in 2017 to oversee all aspects of their own gaming business, Geek & Sundry. He joins Critical Role as the SVP of Business Development, and aims to accelerate the growth of the Critical Role franchise beyond the screen into new mediums and ventures.

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