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Voice Actor Eric Vale: Characters, Net Worth, Family, Wife, Wiki

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Who is Eric Vale?

Eric Johnson, known better as Eric Vale, was born in Grand Prairie, Texas USA, on 28 April 1974 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s a voice actor and a writer, who has provided the voice to characters in more than 300 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his voicing of Tomura Shigaraki, in the English version of the hit animated action adventure series “My Hero Academia”. The original Japanese version stars Daiki Yamashita, Nobuhiko Okamoto and Ayane Sakura, and the series follows a boy who wants to attend a hero academy, even though he has no superpowers; it’s been airing since 2016, and has won 20 of the 38 awards for which it’s been nominated.

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Early life, family and education

Eric was raised in Grand Prairie by his parents, about whom little is known, as they prefer to be left out of media – it’s said that his father was a police officer, and that his mother was a nurse. Eric hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, so most of his fans believe him to be an only child.

Eric became interested in voicing characters at a very early age, mostly while watching TV with his parents late at night. After noticing his talent, his parents took him to an audition, and the result was that Eric was 12 years old when cast to voice several characters in the animated action adventure series “Dragon Ball”, in 1986 and 1987.

He attended a local high school, at which he was mostly interested in acting with the school’s drama club, and playing sports. Upon matriculating in 1992, he focused on his career, and didn’t enroll at college.

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Voice acting in movies

In 1992 and 1993, Eric voiced Trunks in the English versions of several “Dragon Ball Z” movies, including “Super Android 13”, “The History of Trunks” and “The Legendary Super Saiyan”.

His most notable performance in the ‘90s was perhaps his voicing of several characters in the English version of the critically acclaimed Japanese animated action adventure “Lupin the Third: The Legend of Twilight Gemini”. It was directed by Gisaburo Sugii, starred Kan’ichi Kurita, Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Eiko Masuyama, and follows Lupin who has half of a diamond which reveals a treasure map, and is thus searching for its other half.

In 2001, Eric voiced lead and supporting characters in several popular animated films, including the romantic action “Initial D: Third Stage”, the mystery crime thriller “Hall of Mirrors”, and the crime action “Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven”.

The year 2005 heard him voice Sanji in the English version of the Japanese animated action comedy “One Piece Jidaigeki Special: Luffy Oyabun Torimonocho”, which follows several people who are living in Japan during the Feudal Era. A couple of Eric’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the animated adventure drama “Origin: Spirits of the Past”, the animated action adventure “Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection”, and the animated action “Basilisk: The Beginning”.

In 2011, he voiced Maeda Keiji in the English version of the Japanese action adventure “Gekijouban Sengoku Basara: The Last Party”, and the following year heard Eric voice various characters in the animated action adventure “Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker”. It was directed by Fumihiko Sori, starred J. Michael Tatum, Colleen Clinkenbeard and Chuck Huber, and follows the heroine Cassandra, who’s trying to save the land of Orlais from enemies; the film was nominated for two awards.

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Three of Eric’s most recent roles in movies have been in the English versions of the 2018 animated action adventure “One Piece: Episode of Skypeia”, the 2019 animated action “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising”, and the 2021 action adventure drama “Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter Part I – The Final”.

Voice acting in series

Eric gained recognition in 1992, when cast to voice Sakyo and Shorin in the popular animated action adventure “Yu Yu Yakusho: Ghost Files”, created by Yoshihiro Togashi, and which starred Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook and Christopher Sabat. The series follows the 14-year-old boy Yusuke Urameshi, who has died trying to save a child from being hit by a car, and has now been resurrected as a Spirit Detective.

Some of Eric’s other notable performances in the ‘90s were in the animated action “Escaflowne”, the animated adventure “B’T X Neo” and the animated crime comedy “Detective Conan”.

In 2001, he voiced the lead character Yukki Sohma in the English version of the hit animated comedy “Fruits Basket”; it also starred Laura Bailey and Yu Horie, and follows Tohru Honda whose mother has just died, while she’s now living with members of the Sohma family, who turn into animals whenever hugged by someone of the opposite sex; the series won two awards. In 2003 and 2004, Eric voiced Jean in the animated action drama “Gunslinger”, and he then voiced Zolf J. Kimbley in the hit animated action adventure “Fullmetal Alchemist”, which won three awards. A couple of his other notable performances during the decade were in the animated musical drama “Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad”, the animated action adventure “Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls” and the animated action “Genesis of Aquarion”.

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Between 2011 and 2014, Eric voiced the supporting character Akaya Kodai in the animated action “Maken-Ki! Battling Venus”, which starred Monica Rial, Ian Sinclair and Tia Lyn Ballard, and follows Takeru Ohyama who’s attending a local school of magic.

Three of Eric’s most recent roles in series have been in the animated comedy mini-series “Hetalia: World Stars”, the animated adventure comedy “How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord” and the animated comedy “Uramichi Oniisan”.

Voice roles in video games

Eric voiced his first video game character in the 2002 game “Dragon Ball Z: Budokai”, while he then voiced the same character in several other “Dragon Ball Z” games, including “Budokai 2” in 2003, “Budokai 3” in 2004, and “Sagas” in 2005.

He voiced several characters in the 2005 video game “Spikeout: Battle Street”, and in 2007, Eric voiced Sanji in “One Piece: Unlimited Adventure”; by the end of the decade, he’d also voiced characters in the video games “Lux-Pain”, “Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World” and “Dragon Ball: Raging Blast”.

In 2011, he voiced a couple of characters in the video game “The Gunstringer”, while a few of his following voice roles were in “Tribes: Ascend”, “Borderlands 2” and “Tales of Xillia”, all released in 2012.

Three of Eric’s most recent voice roles in video games have been in the 2020 “My Hero: One’s Justice 2”, “Terrain of Magical Expertise” and the “Tales of Luminaria” both in 2021.

Other credits

Eric has 30 writing, five producing and one directing credit. He made his writing debut with various episodes of the series “Dragon Ball Z” in 1989, and in 1994 and 1995, Eric wrote several episodes of the series “Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files”. In 1998, he wrote 13 episodes of the series “Initial D”, and in 2002, Eric produced the short film “Indefinitely”.

The year 2004 saw him write and produce the short movie “Interstate”, while he then wrote several episodes of the series “Ouran High School Host Club” and “Shigurui; Death Frenzy”.

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In 2008, Eric wrote, produced and directed the short movie “Opal White”.

Some of his most recent writing credits include the 2018 short thriller film “The Only Flight”, the 2020 short comedy movie “The Meeting”, and the 2021 short drama film “The Bar”.

Eric has also been featured in a couple of short documentary videos, including “Legacy of Goku II: Voice Actor Interview” and “Chariot: Making a Dream Fly”.

Awards and nominations

Eric has won two of the 17 Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) Awards for which he’s been nominated. In 2012, he won a BTVA Anime Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Title, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Dragon Ball Kai: Doragon Boru Kai”. In 2017, Eric won a BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Television Series/OVA, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Boku no Hiro Akademia”.

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He was also nominated for a 2002 Microcinema Fest Rewind Movie Award for Actor of the Year, for his performance in “Hall of Mirrors”.

Love life and wife

Eric prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. On 26 July 2003, he exchanged vows with Alesa Watson, a popular American voice actress, who’s probably still known best for having lent her voice to Claes in the animated action series “Gunslinger Girl”, which aired in 2003 and 2004.

The two met each other in high school, and on 14 June 1992 when Eric was just 18 years old, Alesa gave birth to their son Quinn Angell, who has today also become a popular voice actor, film writer and director.

Eric and Alesa have another child together, but prefer to keep him/her away from media.

As of November 2021, Eric’s married to Alesa Watson, and has two children with her.

Hobbies and other interests

Eric is quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his more than 10,000 followers; he has uploaded close to 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which feature him and his pets.

He’s a huge lover of animals, and has a pet dog and a pet cat.

Eric loves to travel, and his career has taken him all around the world; he’s been to more than 20 US states, and various European and Asian countries, while his dream travel destination is Tokyo in Japan.

He has his own favorite animes, some of which are “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”, “Death Note” and “Digimon Adventure”. Eric also likes to watch Hollywood movies in his spare time – ahis favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Catch Me If You Can”, “Shutter Island” and “Fight Club”.

Age, height and net worth

Eric’s age is 47. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).

As of November 2021, Eric’s net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.

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Meet Tait Blum: Actor Who Plays Shane Baldwin in For All Mankind

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Who is Tait Blum?

American actor and model Tait Blum, was born in the USA on 31 March 2011, making Aries his zodiac sign. He’s already appeared in six TV series and two movies, and is perhaps known best for playing Shane Baldwin in three episodes (2019) of the critically acclaimed science fiction series “For All Mankind”, which Ben Nedivi and Ronald D. Moore created, and which stars Wrenn Schmidt, Michael Dorman and Joel Kinnaman. Set in an alternate reality, the series follows the USA losing the Moon race to the Soviet Union, it’s been airing since 2019 and has won four of its 22 award nominations.

Education and early life

Tait is being raised in Los Angeles, California alongside his younger brother Teddy Blum, by their parents about whom the boys are yet to speak in public, because they respect their privacy; it’s only known that Tait’s parents are both highly supportive of his career, while it’s believed that his father’s an IT consultant. Teddy’s also an actor, with eight credits to his name, and is perhaps known best for voicing Small Ellingboe Boy in the hit 2019 animated adventure comedy movie “Klaus”.

Tait fell in love with acting at the age of five, when he started watching TV with his family, and was seven when he made his debut TV series appearance in 2018, playing Young Bob Lee in four episodes of the popular action “Shooter”, created by John Hlavin, and which starred Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VanSanten and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. It follows the life of war veteran Bob Lee Swagger, who’s been hired to prevent the US President from being assassinated; the series aired from 2016 through 2018, and was nominated for two awards.

Tait’s since been active in the film industry, but is also focused on his studies; he’s currently attending an elementary school, and has begun playing football for the school’s team. Tait’s set to enroll at high school in 2025.

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Roles in TV series

Tait played Young Antolak in the episode “Sylvester Antolak” of the popular 2018 Netflix war drama “Medal of Honor”, which starred Josh Charles, Daniel Ray Rodriguez and David Petraeus, and follows the sacrifices of people who earned a Medal of Honor, the highest military distinction; the series won one of its three award nominations.

Also in 2018, Tait portrayed Young Hank Hall in the episode “Hank and Dawn” of the action crime adventure “Titans”, created by Greg Berlanti and Akiva Goldsman, and which starred Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop and Ryan Potter. The series follows the lives of several superheroes, it aired from 2018 through 2023 and won four of its 17 award nominations.

Tait gained recognition in 2019, when cast to play Jackson in four episodes of the comedy “Cousins for Life”, which Keith Seifert and Kevin Kopelow created, and which starred Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young and Micah Abbey. It follows Clark and his 12 years old son Stuart who’ve moved in with Stuart’s cousins Leaf and Ivy, and the series aired in 2018 and 2019.

Tait’s only other TV series role has been playing Logan Bane in four episodes of the 2020 comedy “Team Kaylie”, created by Pamela Eells and Tracy Bitterolf, and which starred Symera Jackson, Bryana Salaz and Alison Fernandez; it follows the life of a wealthy teenage girl.

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Roles in movies

Tait’s debut film role was portraying Patrick in the 2020 adventure family fantasy “Wish Upon a Unicorn”, written and directed by Steve Bencich, and which starred Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Summer Fontana and Jonathan Lajoie; it follows eight years old Mia who’s moved to her grandma’s Montana ranch, and has discovered a unicorn in the woods.

Tait’s only other film role has been playing Connor Payton in the 2022 sports comedy “Home Team”, which Daniel Kinnane and Charles Kinnane directed, and which starred Rob Schneider, Taylor Lautner and Kevin James; it follows the life of New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton.

Tait’s currently shooting for the upcoming short movie “Extra Ordinary”, in which he’ll be starring alongside Sophia Hammons and Patrick Bauchau.

Other credits

Tait made a guest appearance in a 2019 episode of the talk-show “Red Carpet Report”.

Love life and relationships

Most of Tait’s fans believe that he’s too young to be dating, however, there are also those who believe otherwise.

Some of his fans on the internet have claimed that he’s today dating popular American actress Summer Fontana, who’s three years his senior and has appeared in 15 movies and TV series, while she’s probably known best for playing Maya Maitland in the 2020 horror series “The Outsider”. Tait and Summer have been seen spending time together on multiple occasions, and have also featured each other in a number of their Instagram pictures, but they’ve stated that they’re only good friends.

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There are also those who believe that Tait’s dating American actress Sophia Hammons, who’s five years his senior; she’s had roles in 10 movies and TV series, and gained recognition by playing Isla in the 2020 documentary film “The Social Dilemma”. Tait hasn’t addressed these rumors.

Both seem highly unlikely, so h seems to be unattached as of March 2023.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Tait enjoys being active on Instagram, and although he’s posted only four pictures onto the social media network, some of his fans have claimed that Tait often responds to their messages.

He’s passionate about sports and loves to play football, while he’s also into playing soccer and tennis.

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Tait likes to watch Studio Ghibli movies, with some of his favorites being “Spirited Away”, “Porco Rosso” and “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”.

He’s a huge lover of animals, and his family has a pet dog.

Tait’s already been to a couple of US states, thanks to his acting career.

His favorite actor is Ryan Phillippe, while some of his favorite movies include “Collide”, “American Murderer” and “Miranda’s Victim”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Tait’s age is 12. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 4ft 5ins (1.35m) tall and weighs around 90lbs (40kgs).

Tait’s net worth’s been estimated at over $300,000, as of March 2023.

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About Zeeko Zaki: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Biography

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Zeeko Zaki is an Egyptian-American TV and film actor and model ,who is perhaps best known for portraying FBI Special Agent Adom in the CBS drama series “FBI.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Zeeko Zaki was born Zakaria Sherif Zaki, in Alexandria, Egypt, under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 18 January 1990, which makes him 33 years old as of 2023. He is the son of the hairstylists Sherif Zaki and Emon Zaki, who currently run a salon in Wilmington City, Delaware. Zeeko’s family emigrated to the USA four weeks after he was born, and he spent his childhood in West Chester, Pennsylvania; he has a younger brother and sister named Zeyad and Zeina respectively. As a child, Zaki often visited his hometown of Alexandria, where he iteracted with his aunt and other relatives and as a result, he can speak fluent Egyptian Arabic, which the now bilingual actor had learned by the time he turned six.

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Zeeko went to Unionville High School, situated in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he became very interested in acting and was often cast in the school’s stage productions. He matriculated to Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but quit school shortly afterwards, to focus on his acting career.

Career Beginnings

In his first year at Unionville High School, Zeeko performed in the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens-directed musical “Seussical”, and also in numerous Community Theater productions under the Unionville Players group. Zaki made his film debut in 2012, with the role of Michael in the short “The Therapy Session.” Subsequently, he landed minor roles in several other short films, and made one-episode appearances in a few series, including the thriller “Homeland” and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi “Revolution” both in 2012, and “Under the Dome” in 2013.

Rise to Stardom

In 2015, Zaki was cast in two films including the critically and commercially acclaimed musical comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chimp,” which was directed by Walt Becker. In the year that followed, he was cast as Factionless Squad Leader in the third installment of the science fiction film series “The Divergent” entitled “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Zaki landed his first recuring role in the military drama “Six” in 2017, playing Akmal in eight episodes. In the same year, he landed another recuring role of Hamid in seven episodes of the Fox TV series “24: Legacy”, before appearing in three more series, including “NCIS: Los Angeles.” His following role was in the 2018 action thriller film “Escape Plan 2: Hades,” in which he shared the screen with the likes of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, and Sylvester Stallone.

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Zeeko rose to prominence in 2018, when he was cast for the main role as Special Agent Omar Adom in the CBS crime drama series “FBI”, appearing alongside Missy Peregrym, John Boyd and Ebonee Noel in the Craig Turk and Dick Wolf-created series. Zaki reprised his role of Agent Adom in 2020 and ‘21, in the “FBI” series spin-offs, respectively entitled “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International”.

Social Media Presence

Zaki is active on Instagram (@zeekozaki) with over 210,000 followers. He joined Twitter in December 2010, and has so far amassed around 20,000 followers under his username @zeekozaki. He uses his social media platforms to not only update his fans about his upcoming projects, and give them a glimpse into his personal life, but as a model to popularize brands such as Pepsi, Verizon, Microsoft Phone, and many more.

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Personal Life

It’s reported that Zeeko is currently engaged to the social media personality Renee Monaco, who according to her Instagram bio is involved with the coffee firm, Lucky Beans Coffee. Renee has a massive following on social media, especially TikTok and Instagram, and uses her online fame to market her coffee brand. The duo began dating in 2021, and is fond of posting their pictures on their social media platforms. They are often seen touring various destinations together. Previously, Zeeko referred to Monaco as a ‘Certified Lover’ on Instagram and wished her a happy Valentine’s Day in February 2022, thanking her for being his ‘heart’ and ‘peace of mind.’

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Previously, Zaki was romantically linked with the Californian photographer and social media sensation, Sam Schneiter, but they parted ways in 2021 after dating for almost a year. Zaki’s character dates an FBI agent named Maggie, who is portrayed by the Canadian actress Missy Peregrym, in the drama “FBI,” which has resulted to their dating rumor, however, the duo isn’t in a romantic relationship – Peregrym is married to the American producer and actor Tom Oakley – nonetheless, Zaki and Peregrym are good off-screen friends.

The “FBI” star is a Muslim. He seemingly shares a strong bond with his mother, and often posts her pictures on his Instagram account – he previously posted her childhood photo during her birthday. He also posted a series of his throw-back photos with his mother on the platform on Mother’s Day in 2019 and captioned it ‘We have come a long way mama…Happy Mother’s Day.’

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Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Zaki stands at an impressive height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), and weighs approximately 245lbs (111kgs). He’s of mixed Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish descent, and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. His chest, biceps, and waist sizes are 43ins, 14ins, and 35ins respectively and he wears shoe size 11(US).

Zeeko has embarked on a gradual full-body transformation journey over the past nine years, and has so far lost over 100lbs (45kgs), as he told Entertainment Tonight during an interview. He disclosed that he used the book “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss as a guide, and also learned several essential weight loss tricks in the TV program “P90X Workout.” Many fans have commended him for his success, and he seems to be a great inspiration to many young actors, especially those trying to lose weight.

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Net Worth

Zeeko has made a fortune from his acting career. He’s played the lead role in the critically acclaimed drama “FBI” since 2018, which has significantly contributed to his net worth, which as of 2023 is approximately $1 million .

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