It’s gives us fantastic pleasure to introduce our marvellous guests for Wai-Con 2013!
Kyle Hebert is an American voice actor and podcaster who works for anime and video game series, notably the adult version of Gohan and the Narrator in the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball Z.
Kyle got his start in the mid 1990s as a disc jockey for Radio Disney, under the pseudonym Squeege. This lasted until September 2005, when he moved from Dallas to Los Angeles, to pursue bigger interests in the world of voice acting. Kyle has also had cameo roles in various anime dubs such as Case Closed, Fruits Basket, One Piece, and Kodocha, and a recurring role in Fullmetal Alchemist. Kyle’s current list of recurring roles includes Kiba Inuzuka on Naruto, Sōsuke Aizen and Ganju Shiba in Bleach, and Kamina in Gurren Lagann. Kyle is also the current voice of Ryu in Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV and is also Big the Cat of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise as of 2010.
Kara’s career began right out of high school when she was hired to co-host the “Squeege and Kara” show on Radio Disney along with Kyle. Radio would eventually take Kara to the East Coast where she produced and co-hosted morning shows in Charlotte, NC for over five years.
While in Dallas working for Disney, Kara attended an open-call audition for a popular show called DragonBall Z. She was cast…and then hooked, as voice acting would soon become her main focus, leading her to take the leap to full-time in 2006 and once again head west.
When Kara does take time to step away from the mic, she can usually be found out and about with her favorite gadget, her trusted Nikon. Kara’s love for photography began at an early age and she’s continually amazed by the opportunities it’s brought her.
A few of Kara’s other favorite past times include playing guitar on her studio balcony, singing with her friends, eating unusual foods, and creating new flavors of her favorite drink: bubble tea!
Kara’s most popular role was playing Young Goten and Videl in Dragonball Z, but she has worked on a variety of other anime including Heaven’s Lost Property as Nymph, SoltyRei as Celica, and Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor as Mina Hazuki.