Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started almost twenty years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Broly in Dragon Ball, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Qrow in RWBY, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Ikkaku in Bleach, Obito/Nagato in Naruto, Yoshimori in Kekkaishi, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Luciano in Code Geass, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross, Space Dandy, Tiger & Bunny, Digimon, Sword Art Online, Nura, La Grange and many many more. Vic just finished directing the popular series Juni Taisen for Funimation and is currently playing characters in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Bungo Stray Dogs, Matt in Digimon, Sabo in One Piece, Twinstar Exorcists, Free!, Fairy Tale, Star Trek Online, League Of Legends, Black Butler, Escaflowne, Durarara, Yuri On Ice, Sailor Moon, World Of Warcraft, Karneval, Attack On Titan and several others. Vic also played roles G4’s Wolverine and Iron Man series, and the original Mass Effect movie.
Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Dynasty Warriors, Persona III, Avengers, Pac Man, Sonic Colours, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more. But even longer than his voice acting, Vic has been a professional music composer / singer / producer who has written and produced hundreds of pieces for TV, radio and CD. He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBZ, Show By Rock and has produced several CDs of his own original music, all available on iTunes. Finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and is deeply involved as an actor and director in several web series. He is executive producer of the award winning web series “Star Trek Continues”, where he is not only directing, but fulfilling a childhood dream of playing the iconic role of Captain Kirk. Vic works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions of all kinds.
Voice Actor, Actor, Singer
As a multi award winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage- Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment as well as a producer for production groups like Geek&Sundry. And he’s even the voice of some fun toys like the Meccanoid robots- winners of the top prize at CES and America's Most Innovative Toy of the Year Award.
In the animated world, he voice roles such as Grey Matter in Ben10, Sparrow Hood in Ever After High, Elfonso in Sophia The First, Natsu from Fairy Tail, Italy from Hetalia, Ling Yao from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Tierno from Pokemon, Allen Walker from D. Gray Man, Hikaru Hitachin from Ouran High School Host Club, Death The Kid from Soul Eater, and many others. He even got the infamous "and I would have gotten away with too..." villain line in an episode of Scooby Doo!
As far as video games go, you’d recognize his voice in the Call of Duty Series, Persona series, World of Warcraft, Street Fighter IV, Ghostbusters, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Borderlands 2, and Rage to name a handful. As far as on camera is concerned see him in the internationally recognized and award winning, Star Trek Continues, as Spock. Todd's show, Otaking Heads, is a weekly look inside the world of anime with top industry guests and fun games--catch it on Geek&Sundry.
When he isn’t fighting digital monsters in video games or trying to save the day on film, Todd travels the U.S. and internationally making appearances at gnarly pop culture conventions as a guest to meet super cool fans and sign autographs. He is represented by The Horne Agency, LMTalent, Jeff Zannini Management, Go Voices Talent Agency, and VOX USA. Follow Todd on Twitter (@toddhaberkorn) and Instagram (@official_habergram). For merchandise like his music album, concert dvd, and t-shirts: www.thehabertat.com
Voice Actor, Director
Steve Bennett is a legend in the convention community and has attended cons since 1994, but he started in the industry long before that. Back in the 80s, Steve lucked out and landed a part time job working with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma in Tokyo. He worked on series like Urusei Yatsura and Yamamoto, before returning to the States. Some of his other notable works include Macross and Gundam!
Steve was with Studio Ironcat, a manga-publication company, from 1997 to 2004. He's worked on several web comics, including The Angel of St. Thomas and Baba Bhalu. And he's attended a zillion conventions, teaching cel painting classes and drawing on anything that moves. Steve has also done guest speaker gigs at institutions such as the Iowa Museum of Art, and the Freer Gallery of Art.
In 2008, Steve moved back to Japan with his wife Nikki. After seven awesome years exploring Japan and Asia, Steve and Nikki moved to the Seattle area where they are now busy exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Besides returning to the convention circuit, Steve has illustrated covers for Nikki's books, as well as other covers for her publication company, Firedrake Books, and is working on commissioned projects.
Philo Barnhart is professional film animator living in Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Philo worked many animated TV shows and video games including The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can still find his artwork still being used on toys, books, home electronics/appliances, apparel, and posters. Philo's parent Dale Barnhart and Phyllis Barnhart were both animators at Disney's animation studios. Growing up watching the magic of art become animation, he spends his life continuing the tradition of making stories come to life through art. Currently Philo is working with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc. His latest comic title is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID!
Caleb Hyles is a dynamic entertainer and YouTube cover artist, singing a bit of everything; from top 40 and hard rock to Broadway and anime. You can find all sorts of covers on his YouTube channel, which is going one million+ subscribers strong! He created his cover channel back in 2011 to share his goofy personality on the video game Rock Band with friends and family, but he never expected that working on his YouTube channel would turn into his career. Since his viral cover of “Let It Go” in 2014, Caleb has been recognized by the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tyler Oakley, and Will Smith, along with many others in the entertainment industry. Since 2017, he has started a Twitch channel, “Peace Love and Gaming”, sharing his passion for video-games and connecting one-on-one with his audience.
Charles has been publishing comic books since 1991, starting with Kremin. Silver Phoenix Entertainment works with many artists, printing comic titles like Myth Told Tales by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye, Mystery Manor Haunted Theatre, and Whispers from the Void. Charles is also known for his Roller Derby Drama, which is loosely based on the Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Team. Charles can usually be found on his roller skates at Silver Phoenix Entertainment promoting some of the newer titles such as 'Whispers from The Void' where all monsters are reflections of the Seven Deadly Sins. Philo Barnhart is drawing the second issue. Some of his works currently in production include 'Zombie Annihilation', where Doctor Zarvin is working with local heroes from Chicago to save the world from zombies; 'Danni and Dayna in Dino World' in which two Woman: IDA DANNI, a modern day military refueling pilot, and Dayna Onli, an African-American woman from Chicago 1902, are trapped 65 million years ago. Working against them are intelligent dinosaurs, lizard people, and the Atlantians a space-faring race who are stealing the world's only major resource: Magik; and 'Thunder World' a story about three giant robots and a giant monster learning how to work with each other and saving the world, which is being written by him and Doug Rice of Dynamo Joe. Learn more about Charles here: http://www.silverphoenix.net/about.html
Charles' Latest works "IT LIES!" a board game and web series under development with Michael Giba. Haunting Tales of Bachelor's Grove with Brian K Morris a kickstarter success. Lastly, Charles has been developing free Educational comic books for the masses. Now that you've learned much and made it to the end of this exciting ride, please join us in welcoming Charles to Sono Con 2019!
Comic Books Writer, Artist, Creative Director