For four and a half decades, John Stocker has been a recognized force in the acting industry, working on-screen with the likes of John Candy, William Shatner, Dan Aykroyd, Mark Wahlberg, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy and Gilda Radner, before sliding comfortably and melding seamlessly into the off-camera world.
As well as having been the voice of thousands of T.V. and radio commercials, John's animation performing life began with dozens of parts in Droids and Ewoks, and includes many iconic roles, like 'Beastly' in Care Bears, 'Toad' in Super Mario Brothers, 'Basil' in Babar, 'Longarm' in C.O.P.S., 'Ultron' in The Avengers, 'Creed' in X-Men, 'The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man' in The Real Ghostbusters, 'Thompson' in Tin Tin, 'Newton Gimmick' in Teddy Ruxpin, and 'Bugsy' in Dog City.
Still very active in the field, some of his more current works include 'Mayor Swifty' in Sidekick, 'Mr. Owl' in Franklin, 'Mission Control' in Rob the Robot, and both 'Naga' and 'King Zenoheld' in Bakugan.
Always diversifying, John's career has continued to expand throughout the years to include voice casting, voice coaching, demo production (animation and commercial) and the discipline that now keeps him busiest, voice directing. In that regard, John's been at the helm for many, many productions, including Totally Spies, Beyblade, Caillou, Redakai, Medabots, Pandalian, Mike the Knight, Ella the Elephant, and the one that started it all for him, Sailor Moon.
John is both delighted and honoured to be invited back to Anime North to be part of the 2014 festivities. Check out his website at www.johnstocker.ca.