We are pleased to welcome WILSON CRUZ the accomplished actor who is known as Dr. Hugh Culber in Star Trek: Discovery! He also can be seen on the Netflix series, Thirteen Reasons Why, playing the role of ‘Dennis Vasquez.’ Early in his career, Wilson won the hearts of audiences playing ‘Rickie Vasquez’ on MY SO-CALLED LIFE. It was the first openly gay teenager role to air on network television.
Wilson’s theater accolades include his portrayal of the critically acclaimed role of Angel in the Broadway and West Coast premiere productions of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical RENT. His portrayal earned him the Los Angeles Ovation Award and Dramalogue Award. He also starred in Tick, Tick, BOOM! at the Westport Country Playhouse, West Coast Premiere, and its first National Tour.
On the frontlines of LGBT advocacy, Wilson Cruz recently served as the Director of Entertainment Industry Partnerships and as National Spokesperson for GLAAD, the nation’s leading LGBT media advocacy organization. Wilson also wrote and is executive producing a six-part docuseries, OUT OF THE BOX: HOW AMERICA CAME OUT ON TV.
Please join us in welcoming BILLY WEST for his first appearance at Farpoint Convention!
Billy is a renowned voice actor, comedian, impressionist, and radio personality. His voice roles include the Futurama characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, and Zapp Brannigan, and the title characters in animation classics Doug and Ren & Stimpy. In commercials, he is the current voice of the Red M&M and formerly voiced Buzz for Honey Nut Cheerios. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly described him as “the new Mel Blanc” and noted his ability to mimic well-known voices though he would rather develop original voices. Billy has become one of the few voice actors who can impersonate Mel Blanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, the voice Arthur Q. Bryan used for Elmer Fudd, as well as other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. He voiced Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd in the 1996 film Space Jam and returned as Elmer in the 2003 film Looney Tunes: Back In Action. Billy has voiced many of his classic characters in their video game versions as well, notably Ren and Stimpy in the 2021 release Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.
Billy also voices other established characters such as Popeye, Shaggy Rogers, Skeets, Tom the Cat, Muttley, and Woody Woodpecker. He was a cast member on The Howard Stern Show, during which time he was noted for his impressions of Larry Fine, Marge Schott, and George Takei among many other celebrities.
Rylee Alazraqui is the young actress portraying Rok-Tahk in Star Trek Prodigy. Other roles for Rylee include Grace in Puppy Dog Pals, and Julie in Doug Unplugs. From a young age, Rylee’s watched her father act and voice record and she easily fell into the same acting path and loves to perform. Rylee enjoys school, gymnastics and dance.
Carlos Alazraqui was not just the face of Deputy James Garcia on Comedy Central’s hit show RENO 911! He won the prestigious ANNIE AWARD for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production for The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show. He’s also been a standup comic for over 25 years, a well known television/film actor and one of LA’s top voiceover actors with hundreds of credits to his name.
Carlos has provided the voices for Rocko and Spunky on Nickelodeon’s Rocko’s Modern Life, Mr. Weed on FOX’s Family Guy, Lazlo on Cartoon Network’s Camp Lazlo, Bane in Justice League Doom, El Chupacabra in Disney’s Planes, King Mangus in Disney’s Sophia The First, and Mr. Crocker on Nickelodeon’s long running series The Fairly Odd Parents among his many roles in television and film. One of his most famous roles was the voice of The Taco Bell Chihuahua for Taco Bell, which has been documented as one of the most well known advertising campaigns of all time.
Recent roles include rebooting his role of Rocko in the New Rocko’s Modern Life for Nickelodeon. Carlos plays Mayor Temoroso on The New Adventures of Puss In Boots for Dreamworks Animation and Netflix, and Skylar in Disney’s Elena of Avalor. He also provides the sound-a-like voice for Disney/Pixar Toy Story‘s Mike Wazowski for commercials and merchandise.
Carlos had a Showtime special and a Comedy Central Half Hour Special as well as several other national television appearances including three spots on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He is presently developing another comedy special! He appears every Wednesday on his COFFEE WITH CARLOS segment on the Stephanie Miller Radio Show on Free Speech Radio.
In his free time, Carlos is an avid tennis player and sports enthusiast. Carlos currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters!
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