Join Joe Ochman on Chillin’ With Voice Actors on Saturday, November 12th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, PCC Ballroom B&C, Live Program 1 (LP1)
He will be doing an autograph signing on Saturday from 12:30-1:30 PM
Connecticut native Joe Ochman has acted professionally in films, television, stage, commercials, video games, animation, anime and recorded books for over thirty years. For a TV-addicted, movie-cartoon-avid-reading-comic-book-sci-fi freak, it’s been the perfect way to make a living.
In the gaming world, Joe most recently worked on Fallout 4. He voiced Chloe’s father William Price in Life Is Strange, and voiced (and motion-captured) Professor Harold MacDougall in Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmare DLC. He also voiced roles in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, The Evil Within, Murdered: Soul Sacrifice, Lichdom: Battlemage, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight and many more. He has several huge upcoming titles he is not yet allowed to reveal… at pain of death.
Joe’s voice has been heard in diverse roles all over the anime universe, in shows like Naruto, Marvel’s Blade, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Digimon, Duel Masters, Wolf’s Rain, Cowboy Beebop, Zatch Bell, Mon Colle Knights, Shinzo, Flint the Time Detective and many, many more.
On TV, he guest starred on Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever, Showtime’s House of Lies and Weeds, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior for CBS. Joe recurred as a guest star on CSI and Sleeper Cell. He has shown up on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lois & Clark, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, House, West Wing, NYPD Blue, Desperate Housewives, That’s My Bush and many others. In animated TV, he’s worked on Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins.
In film, he has worked on The Purge:Anarchy, Never Been Kissed, Space Jam, Officer Down (for Lifetime) and a bunch of indie films: Saving Lincoln, House of the Rising Sun, Black And Blue, Dead Game and Donald And Dot Clock Found Dead In Their Home, among others. In animated film, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine and the National Film Award winning Delhi Safari.
Historically speaking, he played a very stoned ghost of Benjamin Franklin in How High (a role he also played – straight and alive – in The Franklin Spirit, a multimedia presentation in the US Pavilion at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan…and on the Today Show).
History and non-fiction feature prominently in Joe’s audiobook work, including such titles as Countdown to Zero Day, Antifragile, Law of the Jungle, Island of Vice, The Revolution Was Televised, Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? and Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? – Plus fiction like Justin Cronin’s The Summer Guest.
The stage has always been Joe’s first love, though, and he has fulfilled that romance in dozens of plays. He also writes for film and TV – his horror comedy Meet Kap Soan will be shooting in Thailand in Winter 2016-17.
Finally, he coaches acting to an eclectic celebrity clientele (including Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Dave Bautista and rock legend Alan Parsons), and is an award winning stage director.