Among the celebrities visiting this year's Soda City Comic Con are Michael Rooker from Guardians of The Galaxy/The Walking Dead Fame, as well as many of the voices of the Batman animated series from the 90's! Make sure you visit Soda City Comic Con at the Columbia Convention Center on August 10th and 11th! More information can be found at https://www.sodacitycomiccon.com/
Michael Rooker is an American actor best known for his turn as the blue-skinned alien Yondu Udonta in 2014’s top grossing film Guardians of the Galaxy, a role he has reprised in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He is also well known as the character fans loved to hate on AMC’s worldwide hit television show The Walking Dead, Merle Dixon.
Rooker has thrilled fans for decades with complex portrayals of characters audiences can’t help but cheer on despite their dark personas. He made his film debut in 1986 playing the title role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a film based on the confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. He has since appeared in numerous films including Mississippi Burning, Sea of Love, Days of Thunder, JFK, Cliffhanger, Mallrats, Tombstone, Rosewood, The 6th Day, Jumper, and Bolden!. Rooker also has a prolific relationship with writer/director James Gunn, appearing in the Gunn-helmed productions Slither, Super, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, The Belko Experiment and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2.
He has guest starred on several TV shows including Stargate SG-1, CSI: Miami, Las Vegas, JAG, Numb3rs, Law & Order, Chuck, Criminal Minds, Psych, Burn Notice, and Archer. He added his voice talents to Activision’s video game The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Rooker’s voiceover work in video games includes Mike Harper, the lead character in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and the villain Vikke in Lollipop Chainsaw.
Rooker recently joined the cast of the acclaimed HBO series True Detective for a surprise appearance as Hoyt, the shadowy billionaire owner of Hoyt Foods at the end of season 3. He also completed filming the horror film reboot of Fantasy Island and soon after joined his former Walking Dead brother on an upcoming episode of AMC’s Ride With Norman Reedus. His next film, Paramount Players’ Monster Problems is currently filming in Australia.
Also visiting is the voice of Batman for many years, Kevin Conroy!
As a voice actor, Kevin Conroy is best known for his starring role as Bruce Wayne / Batman in the acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series (1992–95). He continued to voice Batman in numerous animated projects from which the series was spun off into, which collectively took place in what is known as the DC animated universe (DCAU). These spin-offs include the TV shows The New Batman Adventures (1997–99), Batman Beyond (1999–2001, in which he portrays an elderly Bruce Wayne retired from crimefighting), Justice League (2001–04) and Justice League Unlimited (2004–06) as well as the theatrical film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), and the direct-to-video films Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998), Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) and Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003). He also voiced Batman for the character’s guest appearances in the DCAU’s Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock and The Zeta Project.
Conroy is distinguished for being the first voice actor to use two distinct voices to portray Bruce Wayne and Batman. In a tally of performances that include every episode and movie portrayal of Batman in live-action and animation, Conroy has portrayed the character longer than any other actor.