Faculty

JP Karliak

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Voiceover actor, writer, and snappy dresser, JP is the voice of Boss Baby in The Boss Baby: Back in Business and Dante Crescendo in Trollstopia.  He has played such iconic characters as Wile E. Coyote, the Tin Man, Willy Wonka, and a slew of Marvel heroes and villains including Green Goblin, Loki, the Vision, Hawkeye, Wiccan, and even Black Cat. Other animated credits a neurotic dog in Secret Life of Pets 2, Batgirl's gay BFF in Batman: The Killing Joke, and the stoic Kozo Fuyutsuki in the Netflix dub of Neon Genesis Evangelion. On the interactive side, notable credits include N. Tropy in Crash Bandicoot 4, Rex Dangervest in The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, and Wolfgang in the Skylanders series. JP is also an award-winning solo performer with his one-man show Donna/Madonna, and an advocate for LGBTQ+ representation in media. He is a co-founder of the non-partisan organization NerdsVote, linking cosplayers, gamers, con-goers, and pop culture fans of all kinds to voter registration opportunities. 

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Sarah Elmaleh

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An actor best known for her work in videogames, Sarah is the voice of the female Freelancer in Anthem, Raider in For Honor, and Lizzie Carmine in Gears 5, as well as many indies, including Gone Home, Pyre, and Afterparty. A longtime director and co-host of the IndieCade Awards, in 2019 she co-founded the free, multilingual online games conference gamedev.world. She is casting and voice director for the recently released The Red Lantern (starring Ashly Burch), and is consulting voice producer on upcoming indie Goodbye Volcano High, from KO_OP. As a featured panelist or speaker, Sarah has addressed topics including game narrative and characterization, community diversity and inclusivity, and voice performance as craft, contract, and career. She has spoken at events such as the Games Developers Conference and the Tribeca Film Festival. As a games performance consultant and labor advocate, she acts as a bridge between actors and developers to foster deeper collaboration and best practices. Sarah has also co-taught game voice direction at USC, helped curate programming for Games for Change and gamedev.world, acted as Game Maker Relations and juror for IndieCade and as director/co-host of the IndieCade Awards, and served for several years as an Independent Games Festival Audio juror.

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Brock Powell

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Brock is a bisexual voice actor, specializing in comedic characters, creepy creatures and celebrity impressions. From his time on various projects for Nickelodeon, Disney to Sony Picture Animations, he's learned to unleash unexpected sounds and expand his own imagination for the impossible. Working in today's world of animation and video games has only increased his heart for inclusive story-telling in media and his desire to lend a voice to unique characters that better reflect the audience of children and adults who enjoy them.

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