The voice of Matthew Mercer is behind the voice of some of your most favorite video games, TV shows, cartoons and any other media that uses animation. He voices McCree in Overwatch; the Witch-King of Angmar in Shadow of War; Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Battlefront II; Leon Kennedy in three Resident Evil games (RE 6, Damnation, and Vendetta)… the list goes on and on.
As Mercer describes himself, he is an actor, voice actor as well as a dungeon master. The later description stems from his love for the Dungeons & Dragons, he has created a web series about the fantasy tabletop role-playing game, titled Critical Role. The series basically features pro voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons. Mercer has done well to build a name for himself in the world of anime that is steady becoming competitive. Here is a look at his journey to the top, as well as facts about selected aspects of his personal life.
Matthew Mercer – Biography (Wiki, Age)
The avid gamer that would be named Matthew Christopher Miller was on the 29th of January 1982 born in Los Angeles, California. He developed a passion for gaming during his childhood and hasn’t looked back since. As he grew, he became fascinated by human voices and the changes it could undergo. As a result, he got more interested in cartoons and animes.
Matthew Mercer took gaming more serious and began to see its commercial value during his high school days. He initially began by doing English dubs of Japanese anime.
Though Mercer describes himself as an actor, the majority of his works have had to do only with his voice. He started by voicing video game characters with some of his role dating back to 2004. In 2004, he voiced roles in three video games like Scaler, Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, and World of Warcraft.
Matthew Mercer had mastered his voice so well that he soon began landing gigs for radio commercials and as his popularity grew in the animation world, he began hosting events including Anime Expo and Anime Matsuri. Matthew among other works, has produced web series like There Will Be Brawl and Fear News with the Last Girl.
Playing video games has long evolved from being just a mere hobby, it is now a platform where millions can be made, thanks to the ever-growing presence on the internet. Matthew Mercer has luckily become among the lot that learned early how to monetize their video gaming passion. Mercer’s endeavors so far have put his net worth at not less than $600,000.
An avid gamer like Matthew Mercer could only be married to someone who shares his gaming passion. Following years of dating, Mercer said “I do” to Marisha Ray on the 21st of October 2017. Their marriage came about a year after their engagement which was on the 24th of October 2016.
Mercer and Marisha Ray go way back to the time when he was trying to set up what would become Critical Role. The couple shares a lot in coming including both having a history in theater and improv, like her husband, she is a lifelong nerd. Ray was the one who helped Mercer to host the first pre-stream session for the initial Critical Role campaign.
Marisha Ray was an improv actor with So Fresh and So Clean and a member of the theater’s Adventure, and The Improvables. She has appeared in a handful of commercials including for the Hallmark Channel, and Little, Ceaser’s Pizza. Her repertoire includes; acting, voice acting, writing, producing contents, and stunt performing.
When Critical Role first began, Ray played Keyleth before switching to Beauregard. She is best known for the TV series 8.13 of which she has contributed to a handful of episodes as a writer. She is also known for Batgirl: Spoiled, a TV series which ran from 2012 to 2013.
Marisha Ray is a Kentucky native and she was born in May 1989. Before joining her husband Mercer’s new studio for Critical Role, she was the creative director at Geek & Sundry. She has lent her voice to video games such as Far Cry New Dawn, Lego DC Super-Villains, Death’s Gambit, Metal Gear Survive, and a host of others.
Matthew Mercer’s Height
Matthew Mercer is of an average height for a man, he stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall which makes him about 6 inches taller than his wife Marisha who stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall.