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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Best known for roles in blockbuster AAA titles (Fortnite, Halo Infinite, Gears 5) and critically acclaimed indie games (Afterparty, Pyre, Gone Home), Sarah has over a decade of experience giving her voice to interactive projects, as well as providing both voice and first-person performance capture for Anthem’s player character, the Freelancer.

 

Led by her desire to foster stronger collaboration within games and across creative communities, she has been an organizing and educating force in games spaces (such as IndieCade) and institutions (USC, NYU) for many years, while nurturing meaningful exchange between game developers and the actor’s union, SAG-AFTRA. She has extended this work into a consultancy, offering developers assistance with the union, casting, and recording process.

 

In the course of guiding teams through the best practices of the performance pipeline, Sarah found herself stepping in to direct actors. Cherishing the opportunity to directly cultivate a safe, fun, effective and team-based performance atmosphere, and drawing on her years of immersion in the development community, she has become a sought-after voice director for indies (The Red Lantern, The Wreck) and AAA (Fortnite) alike.

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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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