Meet voice actors from Invader Zim Rikki Simons (GIR), Melissa Fahn (Gaz), and Rodger Bumpass (Professor Membrane) at Paradise City Comic Con!
Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As an artist and writer he is known for science fantasy graphic novels such as Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the unfinished six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background painter in animation, most noted for his color design on Invader ZIM. The weekly web comic that he creates with Tavisha, called @Tavicat, can be read at www.tavicat.com
Melissa Fahn is best known as the voice of Edward on Cowboy Bebop and Gaz on Invader Zim. She has also voiced Rika on Digimon Tamers, Ninamori on FLCL, Haruka on Noein, Kristy on Digimon Data Squad, Tia on Zatch Bell, Bouquet on Blue Dragon, Jessica on Gormiti, Sasha on Stich, the voice of Hello Kitty, the voice of Betty Rubble, and many more. Melissa has been a versatile voiceover artist since her big break as the voice of Betty Boop. In addition to her numerous roles in animation, anime, and video games, she has voiced campaigns for McDonalds, Charmin, Lexus, Vons, and many others. She is an established looping artist (HBO, Disney, 20TH Century Fox, Warner Bros.) She has been a session singer for film, TV, and radio for many years, most recently doubling for Kristin Chenoweth on John Powell’s score for the film Rio 2.
Emmy-nominated for the voice of Squidward on SpongeBob Squarepants, Rodger has been in acting for 40 years, and he’s going to keep on ‘til he gets it right. In addition to Squidward, he was the voice of Professor Membrane in ‘Invader Zim’, Dr. Light in ‘Teen Titans’, Hanover Fyst in the cult favorite ‘Heavy Metal’. He has also provided various voices in many Disney and Pixar featured animated movies like ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Monsters Inc.’, ‘Cars’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Treasure Planet’, ‘Emperor’s New Groove’, and more recently, ‘Monsters University’. He began his career with the National Lampoon Magazine, touring the USA and falling down in the stare a lot (on purpose). He likes kitty cats and long walks on the beach, where falling doesn’t hurt as much. If you pass him in the hallway, just say “Do the voice, please,” and he will gladly comply… for the nominal price of $2.37. Cash only. He does take IOUs if they involve a kiss from a pretty girl.