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Joel McDonald

ADR Director / Voice Actor
Irving, TX USA

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Joel McDonald is an actor, but hey, we've all got problems.

Since the age of 7, Joel has had a passion for performance. He soon began acting in plays at school and church, which led to community theatre, followed by high school theatre and speech tournaments, which somehow became a BFA in Acting and Directing from Sam Houston State University. From there, Joel began acting professionally, landing roles in a national children's theatre tour, several dozen stage shows, and as an extra in a Texas Lottery commercial.

In 2006, after years of freelance stage work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Joel stumbled upon voice acting. He was atrocious. Fortunately, and to everyone's surprise, he was a passable ADR director and adaptive screenwriter, and has worked in some capacity on over 80 titles to date.

As a director, Joel has worked on properties such as Tsubasa, Initial D, Heroic Age, Kenichi, Spice and Wolf, Big Windup!, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, and Sgt. Frog.
Joel has also written on shows such as Claymore, Big Windup!, Ga-Rei: Zero, STRAIN, DBZ: Kai, D. Gray-man, Sands of Destruction, and Linebarrels of Iron.

Acting credits include Okami-san (Ryoshi), Sekirei (Minato), Big Windup! (Hanai), Baccano! (Jacuzzi Splot), Nabari No Ou (Yoite), Initial D (Takumi), Rin (Mary), Chrome-Shelled Regios (Haia), D. Grayman (Jasdero), Baka and Test (Kubo), Linebarrels of Iron (Yajima), and Heroic Age (Iolaos).

Even as we speak, Joel McDonald is plugging away on some awesome new show he cannot currently disclose. But with a little luck, he'll be able to tell you all about it real soon.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Sakura-Con 2009 - April 10-12 in Seattle, WA
   Anime Central 2012 - April 27-29 in Rosemont, IL
   PortConMaine 2012 - June 21-24 in South Portland, ME
   Anime Expo 2012 - June 29 - July 2 in Los Angeles, CA
   Anime Midwest 2012 - July 6-8 in Lisle, IL
   MegaCon 2013 - March 15-17 in Orlando, FL
   Animate! Miami 2014 - January 17-19 in Miami, FL
   Anime Central 2014 - May 16-18 in Rosemont, IL
   Youmacon 2014 - October 30 - November 2 in Detroit, MI
   Haberkon 2014 - November 14-15 in Frisco, TX
   AlmaCon 2015 - February 6-8 in Alma, MI
   Anime Milwaukee 2015 - February 13-15 in Milwaukee, WI
   Kitsune Kon 2015 - March 20-22 in Green Bay, WI
   TexanCon 2015 - March 27-29 in Stephenville, TX
   Anime Punch: Armageddicon 2015 - April 3-5 in Columbus, OH
   Anime Midwest 2015 - July 3-5 in Rosemont, IL
   Youmacon 2015 - October 29 - November 1 in Detroit, MI
   Katsucon 2016 - February 12-14 in National Harbor, MD
   Anime Festival Wichita 2016 - July 8-10 in Wichita, KS
   Tokyo in Tulsa 2016 - July 15-17 in Tulsa, OK
   Kitsune Kon 2016 - July 22-24 in Green Bay, WI
   Youmacon 2016 - November 3-6 in Detroit, MI
   Anime Milwaukee 2017 - February 17-19 in Milwaukee, WI
   Naka-Kon 2017 - March 10-12 in Overland Park, KS
   A-Kon 2017 - June 8-11 in Fort Worth, TX
   ConnectiCon 2017 - July 6-9 in Hartford, CT
   Youmacon 2017 - November 2-5 in Detroit, MI
   Kikori Con 2018 - March 2-4 in Flagstaff, AZ
   Colorado Anime Fest 2018 - March 23-25 in Denver, CO
   Sakura-Con 2018 - March 30 - April 1 in Seattle, WA
   San Japan 2018 - August 31 - September 2 in San Antonio, TX
31 guest appearances

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