Matthew Mercer, simply known as Matt Mercer, is an anime, film, animation, and video game voice actor who provided his voice to notable anime series like Attack on Titan and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.
Also, in video games, he provided his voice for:
- Edér Teylecg in Pillars of Eternity;
- MacCready in Fallout 4;
- Yusuke Kitagawa in Persona 5;
- McCree in Overwatch;
- Jack Cooper in Titanfall 2;
- Chrom in Fire Emblem;
- Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil.
In anime, he provided his voice for:
- Trafalgar Law in the Funimation dub of One Piece;
- Kanji Tatsumi for the second half of Persona 4: The Animation;
- Jotaro Kujo in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure;
- Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero;
- Levi Ackerman in Attack on Titan.
Matt is also the Dungeon Master for the main campaigns of Critical Role.
He was born on June 29, 1982, as Matthew Christopher Miller, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA.
One of his first roles as a voice actor was in the video game Star Trek: Shattered Universe (2003). He said in an interview:
”I first got into voice acting, my very, very first taste of it was in the early 2000s.”
Matt later added:
”It was enough to kind of give me the idea that there was something to this.”
Since 2012, Matt has been the Dungeon Master for Critical Role, where he runs a group of voice actors through a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons streamed on Twitch every Thursday. The group consists of:
- the Aasimar Barbarian – Yasha (Ashley Johnson)
- the Human Wizard – Caleb Widogast (Liam O’Brien)
- the Goblin Rogue – Nott the Brave (Sam Riegel)
- the Tiefling Blood Hunter – Mollymauk Tealeaf and Firbolg Cleric—Caduceus Clay (Taliesin Jaffe);
- the Human Monk – Beauregard (Marisha Ray);
- the Half-Orc Warlock – Fjord (Travis Willingham);
- the Tiefling Cleric – Jester (Laura Bailey).
His work as Dungeon Master has led to a campaign book being published through Green Ronin Publishing called Critical Role: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting. During an interview, Matthew said:
”I’d heard about D&D when I was a kid. Like I had seen pictures, and had friends who had books, but never had the opportunity to really be invited to it.”
In a different interview, Mercer declared:
”My decision to DM this game stems from my love of storytelling and watching others play in a sandbox of my own design.”
He acted in several shows from Geek & Sundry (a commercial YouTube channel and multimedia production company that was launched on April 2, 2012, by actress Felicia Day with Sheri Bryant and Kim Evey as part of YouTube’s 100 million dollars original channel initiative) and Nerdist.
Matt produced the web series Fear News with the Last Girl.
In 2015, Mercer began voicing the character Bigfoot on the Cartoon Network series Wabbit.
He is also known for Overwatch (2016).
In 2017, Matthew was the Dungeon Master for the Nerdist show CelebriD&D, which puts D&D-playing celebrities into a small, mini-campaign where they are paired with role-players.
He has given his voice to the well-known animated movie – Resident Evil: Damnation.
In 200, Matt performed in Blood of Zeus, Family Guy, Popup Dungeon, Amphibia, Robot Chicken, American Dad!, Close Enough, Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt, and Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045.
Mercer is 5 ft 10 in (177 cm) tall.
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In October 2017, Matthew Mercer married Marisha Ray, an American actress who has appeared in films and TV series such as Night Out: Vampires and Whoreders and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel.
She is best known for her voice roles in video games like Lego Star Wars and Star Wars: Battlefront.
During an interview, Marisha declared:
”I’ve always believed that gaming is an essential part of humanity.”
She later added:
”Recent trends have elevated the title of “gamer” that leads people to believe that you have to hit this non-existent set of standards in order to achieve the credit. In reality, everyone is a gamer in some way.”
”I believe so much media is designed, packaged, and presented as a product to be consumed.”
”I’ve always had a love of those weird esoteric elements of theoretical science.”
On Talks Machina, the host Brian Wayne Foster likes to “#ThankMyGuests” with names that are either mispronounced or wordplay that sounds close to their names.
Here are some of the names for Mercer:
- Splat Nurser;
- Mike Mercer;
- Cast and Crew Hurt-er;
- Michael Mercy;
- Blast You Zauber;
- Mike Murker;
- Stabby Crow Voicer;
- Mad He Cursed Her;
- Ogres Smell the Worst Sir;
- Math Precursor;
- Thank You Turnt Sir.
On December 2, 2018, he collaborated with the entertainment company The Yogscast’s High Rollers Group for the Jingle Jam Charity Livestream.
Matt served as producer and director of the web series There Will Be Brawl (a darkly humorous mini-series satirizing the classic game heroes), featuring Joel Geist.
Mercer has been a guest at conventions around the world, hosting at events like – Anime Matsuri and Anime Expo.
In 2016, he served as the Dungeon Master for Force Grey: Giant Hunters, which ran for two seasons.
In the Critical Role Major Arcana Tarot Card Set, Matt (as the Dungeon Master) represents XXI – The World.
Mercer’s NPCs are occasionally borrowed from or inspired by his player characters from other games. Two of these characters are Eskil Ryndarien and Grimthorne.
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Matthew Mercer – Net Worth
Mercer earned most of his wealth by providing his voice in numerous video games and TV series.
For instance, Mercer provided his voice in World of Warcraft: Legion, Avengers Assemble, Spider-Man, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Attack on Titan, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Mafia III, Batman: The Enemy Within, Titanfall 2, Lego City Adventures, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Fallout 4.
Matt’s salary has not been released to the public, but the average annual pay for a voice actor in the US is around $80,000 per year.
In addition, Matthew has a YouTube and Twitch channel.
Therefore, voice actor Matthew Mercer has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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