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Template:Infobox actor Jason Christopher Marsden (born January 3, 1975) is an American screen and voice actor largely known for numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series.

Early lifeEdit

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Marsden is the youngest of four children (he has two older stepbrothers, Rick and Mark, and one older stepsister, Ana Marsden Fox). His mother Linda Marsden, is a former fashion model, and his father, Myles Marsden, is a former Premier dancer of the Yugoslav National Ballet and co-founder of the first regional ballet company in New England called State Ballet of Rhode Island.[1] Jason and his parents moved from Rhode Island to Fullerton, California in August 1985 when he was 10, where he attended Laguna Road Elementary School while pursuing his acting career.

CareerEdit

Marsden was discovered by producer Bud Barth (Director of Del Mar Media Arts). Barth introduced the young actor and his parents to one of Hollywoods top children's agencies, Cunningham, Escott and Dipene. CED Children's agent, Bob Preston, was extremely impressed with Jason and immediately signed him for representation. It wasn't long after that when Marsden booked his first major role, a movie called Robot Jox which was filmed in Rome, followed by a national commercial for McDonalds for Halloween featuring the Mcpumpkin. He went on to do various commercials and memorable recurring roles. He played Alan Quartermaine, Jr., in the long running American soap opera General Hospital. He continued this role for two years, while still attending elementary school. This was followed soon afterwards by the role of Eddie Munster in the TV series remake of The Munsters titled The Munsters Today. At the same time, Jason also had his first voice acting role in a cartoon, that of Cavin in the Disney cartoon TV series Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, as well as being the young announcer of the (new) Mickey Mouse Club and other Disney informercials.

Marsden continued his career with many guest star appearances on prime time sitcoms and became very much in demand as a voice over artist at a very young age. He was well respected by his peers in the voice over world actors who had been in the business more years than the young actors ageTemplate:Fact. More guest starring roles in sitcoms, cartoons, and films continued to come his way until 1992, when he landed the role of Dash X in Eerie, Indiana. While the program only ran for 19 episodes, and Jason only appeared for six of them, the program gathered a cult following.

Although starring in a TV film, providing voices for cartoons, and guest-starring in sitcoms, Marsden's next roles were voice-acting ones, those of Goofy's son Max Goof in the animated film A Goofy Movie (1995). A prominent role in White Squall (1996) closely followed this, where Jason had the opportunity of working with the director Ridley Scott and actors Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, and Ethan Embry.

Some other roles were that of Rich Halke (J.T's best friend) in Step by Step, which was from 1995 until the show's cancellation in 1998; and Nelson Burkhard (D.J.'s rich boyfriend) in Full House. In Boy Meets World he played a character who was the best friend of Eric Matthews, who was played by Marsden's real-life best friend Will Friedle.

Since Step by Step, Marsden has provided voices for numerous animated television shows and computer games, appeared in a direct-to-video film, been the voice of adult Kovu in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and narrated a lot of special features on the Lion King Special edition DVD, the voice of Haku in the American dub of Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (more commonly known as Spirited Away) (2001). He has also provided the voice of Richie Foley/Gear in the television series Static Shock. He starred in several TV films, and has made guest appearances on some of the most popular American sitcoms out there. He played the young Burt Ward/Robin in the 2002 television movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, he voiced several characters, most notably Lilarcor the talking sword, and the druid Cernd.

His first foray into directing was an episode of the Nickelodeon series The Journey of Allen Strange (1997). He also directed, wrote, produced, and edited The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! in 2004. He is known for physical and vocal comedy, acting skills, and short stature (as he is five feet, three inches tall[2]).

He is known for his voiceover work on the various DC Warner Bros. animated series such as Superman: The Animated Series. Justice League, Static Shock, Teen Titans, Batman Beyond, Loonatics Unleashed, and The Batman.

He also voiced for Tak in the game "Tak and the power of juju" along with "Tak and the staff of dreams" and "Tak the great juju challenge".

From late Summer 2004 to early Spring 2007, Marsden was the head announcer for Toon Disney (excluding Jetix), but he also serves as a part-time announcer for Disney Channel. He appeared in the film Fun with Dick and Jane as the cashier at the gas station, and is cast as Tasslehoff Burrfoot in the movie Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Marsden married Christy Marsden, a script supervisor, in 2004Template:Fact. His best man was his best friend, actor Will Friedle (from the long-running ABC sitcom Boy Meets World).

His hobbies are ice-skating, rollerblading, drawing, swimming, and collecting Disney videos. As he is a huge Walt Disney fan, his pets are named Aladdin, Jasmine, and Lady.

Although he is not related to actor James Marsden, Jason's wife Christy and James' wife Lisa Linde have been best friends since they were six.[2]

Filmography & Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1986–1988 General Hospital Alan "A.J." Quartermaine, Jr. #3
1988–1991 The Munsters Today Edward Wolfgang "Eddie" Munster
1989–1990 The Gummi Bears Cavin #4 voice
1990 Peter Pan and the Pirates Peter
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue Michael
Robot Jox Tommy
Almost an Angel Boy #2
1992 Eerie, Indiana Dash X
Mr. Saturday Night Buddy, age 15
1993 Almost Home Gregory Morgan
The Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show Shnookums voice
Hocus Pocus Voice of Thackery Binx
1994 Tom Mike Graham
1994–1995 Full House Nelson Burkhard
Boy Meets World Jason Marsden fictional character
1995–1998 Step by Step Rich Halke
1995 Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Billy Dooley
A Goofy Movie Max Goof voice
1996 White Squall Shay Jennings, First Albatross Mate
Superman: The Animated Series Teenage Clark Kent voice
1996–1997 Jungle Cubs Shere Khan the Tiger/Prince Louie the Ape #1
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Garrett Miller
Trojan War Josh
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Adult Kovu voice
Fallout 2 Myron voice
1999 Xyber 9: New Dawn Jack
Tarzan Additional Voices voice
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Max Goof
2000–2004 The Weekenders Tino Tonitini
Static Shock Richie Foley/Gear
2001 Spirited Away Haku voice
(English version)
How to Make a Monster Bug
2001–2002 Disney's House of Mouse Max Goof voice
Invader Zim Torque Smakey, Ben Higgenbottom, Zootch, Nick Lachey Recurring voices
2001–2003 The Legend Of Tarzan Mungo
2001–2004 Justice League Snapper Carr voice
recurring
2002 Will & Grace Kim ep: It's The Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
The Boy Who Cried Alien Principal
2002–2005 ¡Mucha Lucha!

Prima Donna Hodges (speaking vocals), Additional voices

2002–2007 Kim Possible

Felix Renton

2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Young Burt Ward/Robin
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Rosh Penin voice
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Dustil Onasi, Brejik voice
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Jumby (Experiment 622) voice
The Fairly OddParents Chester McBadbat #2/Imaginary Gary/Dash Baxter (cameo; character from Danny Phantom) voice
2004 Tales of a Fly on the Wall Kip
Felix the Cat Saves Christmas voice
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Max Goof
The Batman Firefly
2004–2006 Xiaolin Showdown Chase Young
A.T.O.M. Master Guan
W.I.T.C.H. Matt Olsen/Shagon voice
recurring
Loonatics Unleashed Danger Duck voice
2005 Nice Guys Wendell
Fun with Dick and Jane Convenience Store Clerk
2006 Teen Titans Red Star, Billy Numerous voice

2007 Garfield Gets Real Nermal voice

Afro Samurai Sasuke voice (Episode 2)
Power Rangers: Super Legends Flareon (Lost Galaxy) Video Game (voice)
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Camila Flores/Red Vaquero, Kali J.Wolf/La Gris Loba, Carlos Suarez voice
2008 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Tasslehoff Burrfoot voice
filming
2009 Pilar the Black Bandita Pilar Fernandez/Black Bandita voice
Locker 13 actor / director
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Speedy voice

ReferencesEdit

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