ADR Director / Voice Actor
Joel McDonald is an actor, but hey, we've all got problems.
Since the age of 7, Joel has had a passion for performance. He soon began acting in plays at school and church, which led to community theatre, followed by high school theatre and speech tournaments, which somehow became a BFA in Acting and Directing from Sam Houston State University. From there, Joel began acting professionally, landing roles in a national children's theatre tour, several dozen stage shows, and as an extra in a Texas Lottery commercial.
In 2006, after years of freelance stage work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Joel stumbled upon voice acting. He was atrocious. Fortunately, and to everyone's surprise, he was a passable ADR director and adaptive screenwriter, and has worked in some capacity on over 80 titles to date.
As a director, Joel has worked on properties such as Tsubasa, Initial D, Heroic Age, Kenichi, Spice and Wolf, Big Windup!, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, and Sgt. Frog.
Joel has also written on shows such as Claymore, Big Windup!, Ga-Rei: Zero, STRAIN, DBZ: Kai, D. Gray-man, Sands of Destruction, and Linebarrels of Iron.
Acting credits include Okami-san (Ryoshi), Sekirei (Minato), Big Windup! (Hanai), Baccano! (Jacuzzi Splot), Nabari No Ou (Yoite), Initial D (Takumi), Rin (Mary), Chrome-Shelled Regios (Haia), D. Grayman (Jasdero), Baka and Test (Kubo), Linebarrels of Iron (Yajima), and Heroic Age (Iolaos).
Even as we speak, Joel McDonald is plugging away on some awesome new show he cannot currently disclose. But with a little luck, he'll be able to tell you all about it real soon.
Sci-fi Convention Guest Appearances
Fan Expo Dallas 2020 - June 19-21, 2020 in Dallas, TXConvention Cancelled Fan Expo Dallas 2020 - March 27-29, 2020 in Dallas, TXConvention Postponed 2019
- Fan Expo Dallas 2019 - May 3-5, 2019 in Dallas, TX 2017
- ConnectiCon 2017 - July 6-9, 2017 in Hartford, CT 2013
- MegaCon 2013 - March 15-17, 2013 in Orlando, FL 2012
- PortConMaine 2012 - June 21-24, 2012 in South Portland, ME
View Joel McDonald on FanCons.com for 38 additional guest appearances