Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011

Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011 5:23pm CDT

Categories: Event News, People News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque   Views: 41,094

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Image

BotCon has announced their next special guest, voice actor Greg Berger. Berger voiced several characters in the original G1 Cartoon, most notably Grimlock, who just happens to be in the running for induction into the Hall of Fame this year. You may recall Berger recorded a campaign video for his old character last month.




GREG BERGER the voices of (G1 Grimlock, Longhaul, Skyfire, Outback) continues to combine his on camera, stage work, writing, teaching and his Convention personal appearances, nationally and internationally, with his consistently busy voice over career. In addition to his 80’s Transformers work, he is also the animated voice of Spirit, Firefly, Cutter and Ripcord on the original G.I. Joe animated series. In January of 2001, Animation Magazine named Gregg as one of their “Top Voice Actors of the New Generation.” As an animation voice-over talent, it's been a dog's life for him and that's just the way he likes it. He has been the voice of ODIE the dog on Garfield (since Odie has had a voice) as well as numerous other cartoon characters, such as evil-doers KRAVEN the Hunter and MYSTERIO on Fox's Spiderman and AGENT K in Men In Black on the Kids' WB, just to name a few.

Gregg Berger's Interactive Game credits include work for Ensemble Studios, Lucas Arts, Disney Interactive, Dreamworks Interactive, Electronic Arts, Naughty Dog, Sierra, Westwood and others. His game titles include HALO Wars as CUTTER, Spiderman: Web of Shadows as KINGPIN, Wolverine: X-Men Origins as FRED DUKES aka THE BLOB, Final Fantasy X and X-2 as SIR JECHT, Kingdom Hearts as EEYORE, Star Wars: Episode One Racer and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, Winnie the Pooh/Eeyore Interactives, Curse of Monkey Island, Small Soldiers, Baldaur's Gate, Gabriel Knight, Ground Control, Red Alert, Wacky Racers, Tarzan, Ahhh!!! Real Monsters, and more.

His voice can also regularly be found on radio and television commercials, network promos, feature film trailers and radio recreations. What does Gregg Berger enjoy doing most? Simple... “all of it!” Gregg has also volunteered his time and talents to Los Angeles based Famous Fone Friends, and through them, have made calls to kids in Pediatric Hospitals all across the country.

Gregg Berger remains grateful as always for his fans’ continued SUPPORT!

Credit(s): BotCon


This article was last modified on Monday, May 9th, 2011 11:11pm CDT

News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219468)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2011 @ 5:29pm CDT
*sigh*

Well, that's it. I guess we know who won the Hall of Fame, then. Not who I was hoping for, though. 8-|
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219477)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on May 9th, 2011 @ 5:41pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

Well, that's it. I guess we know who won the Hall of Fame, then. Not who I was hoping for, though. 8-|


I wouldn't say that just yet. He and David Kaye could be the human inductees for this year.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219486)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2011 @ 5:53pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:*sigh*

Well, that's it. I guess we know who won the Hall of Fame, then. Not who I was hoping for, though. 8-|


I wouldn't say that just yet. He and David Kaye could be the human inductees for this year.
Yes, but remember how Scott McNeil just happened to be a guest last year, when Dinobot was one of the fan nominees? (Cullen had an excuse, since he himself was one of the human inductees)

And now, Gregg Berger just happens to be a guest this year, when Grimlock is one of the fan nominees. ;) :roll:

And, I doubt that he will be getting inducted into the Hall, since he hasn't contributed much to the franchise outside of voicing only G1 Grimlock, G1 Skyfire and three other smaller roles (G1 Long Haul, G1 Outback, and TORQ III). Kaye maybe, but not Berger.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219523)
Posted by PrymeStriker on May 9th, 2011 @ 6:45pm CDT
Mmm, the first time I've seen Gregg Berger in person. Accursed wikipedia >_<
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1219921)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2011 @ 10:54am CDT
Also, Kaye had also voiced a Grimlock recently, so it'd seem pretty coincidental for Grimlock to NOT be the winner when there are TWO of his voice actors present at the same convention during the same year of this event. :roll:
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220128)
Posted by El Duque on May 10th, 2011 @ 6:05pm CDT
Image

BotCon has just informed us that their fourth special guest at this year's event is voice actress Morgan Lofting. You may know her better as the voice of the Baroness from G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero, but she also voiced Moonracer & Firestar from the original G1 Transformers episode "The Search for Alpha Trion".

MORGAN LOFTING worked throughout the 70's and 80's performing various media voice-overs including cartoons, narrations, and commercials. On-camera there were a few good old TV series and Movies of the Week-- plus plays in New York and L A. and several regrettable movies, but let's not go there.

In '89 Morgan returned to college to finish her Bachelor's Degree, stayed for an MA in history and was on her way to a doctorate when she took another swerve...so much to learn, so little time.

Now Morgan has found a new love, "bartending with books" as she calls it at her city library -- a job that leaves her plenty of time to travel, do yoga and read, read and read.

For many, Morgan will always be the voice of the Baroness from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series, as well as Firestar and Moonracer on the classic Transformers animated series. Even her son and grandkids are fans! But, sadly, Morgan never got to savage the universe as a Decepticon, until this years Botcon's script reading that is!

She has issued fair warning... Watch out Optimus Prime!
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220159)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on May 10th, 2011 @ 7:51pm CDT
Morgan was at Joecon earlier and a female friend of mine got to shopping with her I think they will again after Botcon
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220206)
Posted by T-Macksimus on May 10th, 2011 @ 9:03pm CDT
I was going to raise a stink over the fact that you left her voice work in Star Blazers out of the list but then I remembered that those of us who remember that show from it's first time around are probably in a very small minority on here.

It's very cool that she will be in attendance. It's just a shame that I wont be. The list this year looks great and I have yet to make it to a BotCon. Someday it will happen. ;)
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220246)
Posted by Rated X on May 10th, 2011 @ 11:01pm CDT
This girl only voiced two G1 characters that appeared in one episode with minimal dialogue. I hope her pannel doesnt become a G.I. Joe seminar.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220274)
Posted by Blurrz on May 11th, 2011 @ 12:22am CDT
Rated X wrote:This girl only voiced two G1 characters that appeared in one episode with minimal dialogue. I hope her pannel doesnt become a G.I. Joe seminar.


No, this isn't the GiJoecon. She's also played three female humans in G1 too.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220278)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2011 @ 12:31am CDT
And she's apparently gonna voice Animated Drag Strip in a script reading at the convention. ;)
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220299)
Posted by Blurrz on May 11th, 2011 @ 2:25am CDT
Good, her Baroness voice is husky, and that's what you need out of a Femcon.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220372)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 11th, 2011 @ 2:32pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:Good, her Baroness voice is husky, and that's what you need out of a Femcon.


It also works if you do it this way:

Blurrz wrote:Good, her Baroness voice is husky, and that's what you need out of a Femdom.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220396)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 11th, 2011 @ 2:50pm CDT
Image

The list of BotCon 2011 guests just keeps growing.

In a recent Tweet, @BotCon announced their fifth guest for this year's convention, G1 voice actor Neil Ross.

BotCon wrote:NEIL ROSS voiced the G1 characters Hook, Slag, Bonecrusher and Springer in the Transformers animated television series and Transformers: The Movie. G.I. Joe fans know him as the voices of Dusty, Buzzer, Monkey Wrench and of coures...Shipwreck from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series and animated movie. A veteran voice actor, he has appeared in over two thousand animated television episodes and movies. Plus, he's voiced countless radio and television commercials and promos as well as narrating documentaries and biographies for A&E and E! Entertainment. Neil also narrated twenty-two episodes of Nova for PBS.

His voice work has also been featured in many live action motion pictures including: Back To The Future II, Dick Tracy, Being John Malkovich and The Interpreter. His work has been heard in many hit Video Games such as Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid, Call Of Duty, Command And Conquer and Doom 3. In 2003, Neil was the announcer for the 75th Annual Academy Awards telecast.

Don't miss this opportunity to meet Neil for autographs and see what part he will be voicing in Friday's special script reading!


Stick with Seibertron.com for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220480)
Posted by Energon on May 11th, 2011 @ 5:04pm CDT
I remember Gregg Berger saying (at TFcon) that someone should do a G1 Voice Actor reunion before everyone gets too old or passes away.

I thought that it was odd that they invited a woman who voiced two obscure characters and no one knows who she is, and if you do it would not be from her Transformers work. If she voiced something then she would certainly be welcome at the convention, but it is curious as to why Funpub said that they were really excited to announce her. I am not "dissing" her as I am sure she is a very capable actress, but why the hype?

When the next actor after her was announced, it seemed that they focused more on his GI Joe career.

So, is this panel going to be about Transformers or GI Joe?

Why does Funpub always play games with announcing who the guests are instead of announcing the name as they come in? Waiting two weeks before the event to announce them. That is just sad.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220503)
Posted by Pete@BotCon on May 11th, 2011 @ 5:47pm CDT
Energon wrote:I remember Gregg Berger saying (at TFcon) that someone should do a G1 Voice Actor reunion before everyone gets too old or passes away.

I thought that it was odd that they invited a woman who voiced two obscure characters and no one knows who she is, and if you do it would not be from her Transformers work. If she voiced something then she would certainly be welcome at the convention, but it is curious as to why Funpub said that they were really excited to announce her. I am not "dissing" her as I am sure she is a very capable actress, but why the hype?

When the next actor after her was announced, it seemed that they focused more on his GI Joe career.

So, is this panel going to be about Transformers or GI Joe?

Why does Funpub always play games with announcing who the guests are instead of announcing the name as they come in? Waiting two weeks before the event to announce them. That is just sad.


I would look at the blurbs again. She is on the script reading panel. We have something else planned for G1 actors.

Also, anyone who was a fan of the 80's toons in general should be hyped. As closely as Joe and TF were related back then (and now) having the voice of FIVE TF characters AND the Baroness from Joe is pretty hype worthy. She was a great guest at GIJoeCon and is a very lovely woman.

BotCon will have fans from around the world and many of those in attendance I suspect will truly enjoy meeting her and hearing her stories from back then.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1220506)
Posted by Blurrz on May 11th, 2011 @ 5:51pm CDT
Energon wrote:So, is this panel going to be about Transformers or GI Joe?


This will be a panel on Transformers. Lofting was already at GIJoecon in Orlando.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221001)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:05pm CDT
Image

A new day, a new guest, for BotCon 2011. After yesterday's announcement of Neil Ross, @BotCon broke the news of Guest 6: Legendary Voice Actor Jack Angel, voice of G1 Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Ramjet, Smokescreen, and many more!

Seibertron.com is your source for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221016)
Posted by Blackstreak on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:23pm CDT
He did a very good job imitating Robert Stack as Ultra Magnus in the 3rd and 4th seasons. I can't tell the difference from the Movie and tv series voices.
Re: Greg Berger to Appear At BotCon 2011 (1221024)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 12th, 2011 @ 3:29pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Image

A new day, a new guest, for BotCon 2011. After yesterday's announcement of Neil Ross, @BotCon broke the news of Guest 6: Legendary Voice Actor Jack Angel, voice of G1 Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Ramjet, Smokescreen, and many more!

Seibertron.com is your source for all the latest BotCon 2011 news!


I really like how angry that picture makes him look. That could be human form Astrotrain, Ultra Manus, or Ramjet...

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Starscream" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 10 Deluxe Class Movie 1 Autobot Jazz" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of the Primes Voyager Class Starscream" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe Ratchet Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Autobot Moonracer" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Cindersaur" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Toys Megatron Cyberverse Ultimate Class Action Figure - Repeatable Fusion Mega Shot Action Attack Move - Toys for Kids 6 and Up, 11.5-inch" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Toys, Power Charge Bumblebee Action Figure - Spinning Core, Lights and Sounds - Toys for Kids 6 and Up, 10.5-inch" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Autobot Topspin and Freezeout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Leader Class Thundercracker Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Darkmoon and Astrotrain" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Robots in Disguise Warrior Class Steeljaw Figure" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #267 - Netflix Earthrise Reviewed
Twincast / Podcast #267:
"Netflix Earthrise Reviewed"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2020

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers IF EX-26R Racing Bros. Retrograde (Runabout)(Runamuck)" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers HUB Dark Of The Moon Cyberverse: MEGATRON (Unopened) Series 1 003" on EBAY
Buy "TRANSFORMERS Kingdom War For Cybertron Trilogy LEADER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME NEW" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers IRONWORKS Earthrise War for Cybertron Trilogy Hasbro brand new" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Robot Academy Medix the Doc-Bot Action Figure" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers War for Cybertron Earthrise Quintesson Judge Allicon Sharkticon Lot" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 08 Leader Class Decepticon Blackout with upgrade DNA" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Scorponok 21 in Action Figure - WFC-E25" on EBAY