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Richard Steven Horvitz
Richard Steven Horvitz Photo Op GalaxyCon Richmond 2020.jpg
Horvitz in February 2020
Born
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)
Kristen Lazarian
(m. 1996)
Children3
RelativesLouis J. Horvitz (brother)
Websitewww.richardhorvitz.com Edit this at Wikidata

Richard Steven Horvitz[a] is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his voice work in animation and video games. His voice credits include the original Alpha 5 on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo, Razputin in Psychonauts, Kaos in Skylanders, Billy and his father Harold in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Grey Matter in Ben 10, Daggett in The Angry Beavers, Zim in Invader Zim, Orthopox in Destroy All Humans!, the Zoni in Ratchet & Clank, Bumble in Kinectimals, the Space Weaver in Broken Age, and Moxxie in Helluva Boss.

Early life

Horvitz was born in Los Angeles to a Christian family. His older brother, Louis J. Horvitz, is a television director and producer.

Career

Voice acting

Horvitz with an autographed Invader Zim picture in May 2009

Horvitz first appeared in a 1976 Freshen Up Gum commercial, which led to other commercial appearances and several hand modeling jobs. After a brief stint in an off-Broadway production of Oliver! he went on to make appearances on television series such as Kids Incorporated and Safe at Home, and films such as Summer School, How I Got Into College, and Deadly Weapon.[1] From 1988 to 1991, he starred as Howie for two seasons in the syndicated television sitcom The Munsters Today.

Starting in 1993, Horvitz changed the focus of his career to voice acting, starting with the voice of Alpha 5 in the live-action series Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. From there, he had several other voice roles in such animated series as The Angry Beavers (as Daggett), Invader Zim (as Zim),[2] Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian (as Ned Frischman), Zatch Bell! (as Kanchomé), The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (as Billy and his father Harold),[3] Ben 10 (as Grey Matter), Squirrel Boy (as Rodney), and Shorty McShorts' Shorts (as Dudley). He also co-wrote the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Keeper of the Reaper" alongside his wife Kristen Lazarian.

After his stint as Alpha 5 ended, Horvitz went on to voice a few monsters in other Power Rangers series and was also the voice of Alpha 7 in the Power Rangers: Wild Force episode "Forever Red". He voiced the main characters of Raz in the Psychonauts series and Orthopox in the Destroy All Humans! series. He has also voiced various NPCs in EverQuest 2, the Berserker Darklings in The Darkness, Bumble in Kinectimals, and Kaos in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.[4]

Horvitz voiced "Green Grapes" in the Fruit of the Loom commercials and has acted on stage, including in Jeffrey Hatcher's Mrs. Mannerly.[5]

Comedy

In 2001, Horvitz created the sketch comedy duo The MoHos with Fred Willard.[6] They would perform on various talk shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Horvitz also appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live in the short segment "Bear City" and briefly appeared on Tosh.O.[6]

Personal life

Horvitz married playwright and screenwriter Kristen Lazarian on February 9, 1996. They live in Los Angeles and have three sons together.[7]

Filmography

Live-action

Animated films

Animation

Anime

Video games

Audiobooks

  • Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant – Skipper Matthews

Awards and nominations

Notes

  1. ^ Horvitz has occasionally been credited as Rico Bonet, Richard Stults, or Richard Wood.

References

  1. ^ "Richard S Horvitz Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  2. ^ Bogos, Steven (2 September 2013). "Jack Black Heads Broken Age's Voice Acting Cast". Escapist magazine. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  3. ^ Hackett, Keisha (July 3, 2013). "Richard Horvitz to join Rikki Simons at Invader Zim Q&A". Teen Link/Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  4. ^ Williams, Katie (4 September 2013). "Double Fine shows off Broken Age's voice-acting lineup". PC Gamer. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  5. ^ Regan, Tatum (Nov 20, 2012). "Mrs. Mannerly (Theater Review)". Edge Boston. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  6. ^ a b https://www.richardhorvitz.com/blog/my-story
  7. ^ http://www.kristenlazarian.com/bio
  8. ^ Haas, Pete (1 September 2013). "Double Fine's Broken Age Cast Includes Jack Black, Jennifer Hale". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Richard Steven Horvitz (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 25 September 2021. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  10. ^ Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.
  11. ^ Toys for Bob. Skylanders: Trap Team. Scene: Closing credits, 8:40 in.
  12. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. Scene: Closing credits, 11:30 in, Voice Over Cast.
  13. ^ THR Staff (25 January 2020). "'Klaus' Wins Big at Annie Awards for Animation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 January 2020.

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