[Interview] Voice Actor Neil Kaplan (Power Rangers, Digimon, Transformers & More)

Today, Hero-Club has to present a new interview, this time with voice actor Neil Kaplan. Kids of the 90’s and early 2000’s easily recognize this man for his contributions in Power Rangers and Saban Entertainment dubs. Mr. Kaplan is best known during this time for voice Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue villain Diabolico, and Digimon Season 2’s Hawkmon. In addition, Mr. Kaplan is known for providing the voice of Optimus Prime in the underrated Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001 series).


Following the end of Saban Entertainment and Fox Kids, Mr. Kaplan has continued voicing characters in both anime and video games. Some of Mr. Kaplan’s most notable roles during this time have been Bleach’s Captain Yamamoto, and Naruto’s Madara Uchiha. Also, Neil Kaplan provided the voice of Dozle Zabi in Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin films. However, his most recent high profile role was in Dreamworks’ Voltron: Legendary Defender. In this reboot of the 80’s classic Voltron the Defender Universe, Mr. Kaplan plays Emperor Zarkon who is a former pilot of the iconic super-robot Voltron, who goes corrupt for power in an attempt to save his world and family.


Now, in our interview with Mr. Neil Kaplan, we were limited to 30 to 45-minutes. However, in that time we manage to highlight and encompass most of Mr. Kaplan’s career. Also, we ask Mr. Kaplan his thoughts on Transformers: Robots in Disguise’s rights issues regarding why it has not been released on home video in North America. In addition, Neil Kaplan is kind of enough to share his insights on how he approaches the entertainment and voice acting business. Furthermore, Mr. Kaplan also teaches us the value of living in the moment, and enjoying the arts.

Finally, we at Hero-Club would like to thank Mr. Neil Kaplan again for permitting us the time to interview him. We hope our fans enjoyed our time with Mr. Kaplan, and took something from his awesome insights on the world. Several of the programs that Mr. Kaplan stared in are currently available on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, so we recommend that people should watch them. Also, as stated in the video Mr. Kaplan is on social media, so head on over to FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram to give him a follow. Nevertheless, readers please check in on Hero-Club from time-to-time for news updates, reviews, and future interviews!

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