Josh Keaton

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Josh Keaton
Born Joshua Luis Wiener
(1979-02-08) February 8, 1979 (age 43)
Hacienda Heights, California, United States
Other names Joshua Wiener
Josh Wiener
Occupation Actor, voice actor, singer, record producer
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Melendez

Joshua Luis "Josh" Keaton (born February 8, 1979) is an American actor, voice actor, singer and record producer.

He is known for his roles as Takashi 'Shiro' Shirogane in Voltron: Legendary Defender, Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man, Electro in Marvel's Spider-Man, Jack Darby in Transformers: Prime and the adolescent Hercules in Hercules. He was also the voice of Ryu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden II and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

Early life

Keaton was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to a father from Brooklyn, New York and a mother from Lima, Peru.[1] He has three sisters: Danielle, Alitzah (Ali Navarro), and Sabrina. He is fluent in Spanish; he started his career as a child in Spanish and then later in English. As a child, he learned to speak some Quechuan from his maternal grandparents.


His career has included television, video game and film work, with a mixture of live acting and voice work for animations. As an infant, he appeared in an OshKosh B'Gosh commercial. He was in the 1990s boy band No Authority and was signed to MJJ Music and later RCA Records as a solo artist.

Keaton voiced Jules Brown in Back to the Future: The Animated Series during 1991/1992 and Major Ocelot during Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. From 2008 to 2009, he voiced Spider-Man in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series on the CW. He was originally supposed to voice Spider-Man in the 2002 Spider-Man video game but his voice work was salvaged when Tobey Maguire came on to voice the character.[2] He also voiced Harry Osborn in the 2007 video game Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, and Spider-Man again in the 2010 video game Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions and the 2011 video game Spider-Man: Edge of Time.

In 2011, Keaton is the current voice for Spyro the Dragon in the Skylanders reboot of the franchise, Jack Darby and Tailgate on Transformers: Prime, and Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

In 2012, Keaton recorded lines for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes as Spider-Man again but was replaced by Drake Bell before the episodes aired.[citation needed]


Voice roles


List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
1991 Snoopy's Reunion Linus Van Pelt TV special  
1993 Recycle Rex Additional voices    
1997 Hercules Young Hercules   [3]
2004 Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! Charlie Carbone   [3]
2006 The Wild Additional voices    
2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Wally West/Flash, Aquaman   [3]
2010 Firebreather Troy Adams   [3]
2012 Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom King Oritel of Domino Nickelodeon dub  
2013 Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure King Oritel of Domino Nickelodeon dub  
2013 VeggieTales: Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas The Voice in Space DVD release  
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Orion DVD release [3]
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom Hal Jordan/Green Lantern DVD release [3]
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash Hal Jordan/Green Lantern DVD release [4]

Television series

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes Source
1990 New Kids on the Block Albert    
1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Pontus Episode: "A World Below Us"  
1991 Peter Pan and the Pirates Curly    
1991–92 Back to the Future: The Animated Series Jules Brown    
1992 Batman: The Animated Series Young Michael Stromwell Episode: "It's Never Too Late" [3]
1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues Sean Willis, Sir Roland Episode: "Trustworthiness"  
2004–06 Bratz Eitan   [3]
2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Driver, Zombie #2, Vendor Episode: "Jeffy's Web/Irwin Gets a Clue"  
2007 Ben 10 Tim Dean, Hector   [3]
2007–11 The Path of Atticus Atticus Main character  
2008–09 The Spectacular Spider-Man Peter Parker/Spider-Man    
2010–13 Transformers: Prime Jack Darby, Tailgate, additional voices   [3]
2011 Winx Club Valtor, Anagan, King Oritel of Domino English dub  
2011 Sym-Bionic Titan Ian/Lead Singer of The Band "Disenfranchised" Episode: "Disenfranchised"  
2011 Young Justice Black Spider Episode: "Insecurity" [3]
2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Moon-Boy Episode: "The Devil Dinosaur You Say! (Six Against Infinity, Part 4)" [3]
2011–13 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Manhunters   [3]
2012 Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games Steve Lookers   [3]
2013 Hero Factory William Furno Episode: "Brain Attack"  
2013 Regular Show Auto T    
2013 Scooby Doo and the Spooky Scarecrow Levi   [3]
2013 Doc McStuffins Johnny Foosball Episode: "Think Pink/You Foose, You Lose"  
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles White House Aide, Kobra Guard Web series [3]
2015 DC Super Hero Girls Hal Jordan Web series

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1997 Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules Young Hercules   [3]
2002 Spider-Man Harry Osborn    
2004 Onimusha 3: Demon Siege Ranmaru Mori   [3][5]
2004 Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn   [3]
2004 Shellshock: Nam '67 Tick Tock    
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Major Ocelot   [3]
2005 Area 51 Crispy   [3]
2005 Psychonauts Lungfish Zealot, Dingo Inflagrante, Matador   [3]
2005 X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Cyclops   [3]
2005 Fatal Frame III: The Tormented Kei Amakura Uncredited  
2005 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo LONESTAR    
2006 Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams Nankobo Tenkai, Yagyu Munenori    
2006 Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 Mizuki    
2006 Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Chayton Black    
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Human Torch, Hermod   [3]
2006 Need for Speed: Carbon Sal Mustella    
2006 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 LONESTAR    
2006 Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Major Ocelot   [3]
2007 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Wayne   [3]
2007 God of War II Young Spartan    
2007 Spider-Man 3 Apocalypse Thug    
2007 Spider-Man: Friend or Foe New Goblin   [3]
2008 No More Heroes Destroyman   [3]
2008 Ninja Gaiden II Ryu Hayabusa   [3]
2009 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Larry Lovage    
2009 Terminator Salvation Resistance Soldiers   [3]
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Brent McHale   [3]
2009 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Ryu Hayabusa    
2009 Marvel Super Hero Squad Spider-Man   [3]
2009 Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Jak   [3]
2010 No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle New Destroyman   [3]
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Valerian Mengsk   [6]
2010 Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Young Hercules    
2010 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Ultimate Spider-Man (most versions), Amazing Spider-Man (Nintendo DS version)    
2010 Splatterhouse Rick Taylor   [3]
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Spider-Man    
2011 Spider-Man: Edge of Time Peter Parker/Spider-Man    
2011 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Spyro the Dragon    
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Spider-Man    
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional voices    
2012 Skylanders: Giants Spyro the Dragon    
2012 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Jak   [3]
2012 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Prince Anduin Wrynn    
2012 Transformers: Prime – The Game Jack Darby, Vehicon Car, Vehicon Jet   [3]
2013 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Valerian Mengsk   [3]
2013 Marvel Heroes Captain Marvel   [3]
2013 The Last of Us Additional voices    
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins Dick Grayson/Robin    
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Spyro the Dragon    
2013 Knack Lucas   [3]
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional voices   [7]
2014 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Anduin Wrynn    
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Spyro/Spry, Knightlight    
2014 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Additional voices   [8]
2014 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, Billy Batson/Shazam, Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Kyle Rayner/White Lantern   [3][9][10][11]
2015 Battlefield Hardline Firework Guy, Deceased ATF Agent, Outcome Agent    
2015 Infinite Crisis Aquaman   [12][13]
2015 Lego Jurassic World Billy Brennan    
2015–16 King's Quest Young King Graham    
2015 Mad Max Jeet, additional voices   [14]
2015 Skylanders: Trap Team Spyro/Spry, Knightlight   [15]
2015 Lego Dimensions VO Talent   [16]

Live-action roles


List of live-action performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
1989–90 Kidsongs Himself as a Kidsongs Kid Two videos (VHS episodes): "A Day at Camp" (1989) and "Ride the Roller Coaster" (1990)  
1991 All I Want for Christmas Brad    
1992 Newsies Newsboy    
1996 Same River Twice Andy    
1996 Judge and Jury Boy #2    
1996 Infinity David    
1997 Just Write Teenager on Trolley    
1998 The Souler Opposite Young Barry    
1999 Chimera House Roy    
1999 A Murder on Shadow Mountain Young Denny Television movie  
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Mootai    
2007 Up-In-Down Town Billy    

Television series

List of live-action performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source
1987 I'm Telling! Himself as a Contestant Season 1, Episode 10  
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman First Male Cousin    
1994 Someone Like Me Doug Episode: "El Presidente"  
1994 Boy Meets World Roy 2 episodes  
1995 Sister, Sister Franklin Episode: "It's a Party Thang"  
1995–96 The Secret World of Alex Mack Bryce Recurring role  
1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Glee Club #2 Episode: "Fire at the Max: Part 1"  
1997 Chicago Hope Will Peters Episode: "The Son Also Rises"  
1997 Baywatch Todd Rose Episode: "Rendezvous"  
1997 General Hospital Tim Recurring role  
1999 Step by Step Will Peters Episode: "Just Say Maybe"  
1999 Touched by an Angel Young Nick Stratton Episode: "Made in the U.S.A."  
1999–2002 The Young and the Restless Brendon Recurring role  
2002 Boston Public Martin Andrews Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Four"  
2002 ER Greg Episode: "Tell Me Where It Hurts"  
2004 Will & Grace Sal 2 episodes  
2006 Bones Yasutani the Terrible Episode: "The Superhero in the Alley"  
2014 Scorpion Phil Daniels Episode: "True Colors"  


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  12. Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Infinite Crisis Credits".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Avalanche Studios. Mad Max. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 5:40 in, Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Vicarious Visions. Skylanders: SuperChargers. Activision. Scene: Closing credits, 7:13 in, Voice Actors.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Traveller's Tales. Lego Dimensions. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Closing credits, 4:45 in, Voiceover Talent.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Preceded by
Neil Patrick Harris
Voice or portrayal of Spider-Man
Succeeded by
Drake Bell
Preceded by
Elijah Wood
Voice of Spyro the Dragon
Succeeded by
Current voice