Daran Norris Wiki Bio
Daran Norris was born in Ferndale, Washington State USA, on 1 November 1964 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds American nationality. He’s a voice actor with close to 300 credits to his name, while he’s perhaps still known best for his voicing of Spottswoode in the 2003 action comedy movie “Team America: World Police”, written and directed by Trey Parker, who also starred in it alongside Matt Stone and Elle Russ. It follows the actor Gary Johnston who has been recruited by Team America: World Police, a counter-terrorist organization. The movie won one of the 12 awards for which it was nominated.
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Early life and education
Daran was raised in Ferndale by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as Daran respects their privacy. It’s widely believed that he’s an only child, as he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings.
He became interested in acting while still attending a local elementary school, and after his parents took him to his first audition, it turned out that Daran was meant to be a voice actor. He enrolled at Ferndale High School in 1978, and the same year marked the launch of his career, as Daran voiced two characters in two episodes of the animated action adventure series “Lupin the 3rd”.
He matriculated in 1983, and then focused on his acting career, so didn’t enroll at college.
Voice roles in animated TV series
Daran’s career really took off in the ‘90s, when he was invited to voice characters in numerous popular animated TV series, such as the action adventure “Fist of the North Star”, the action drama “Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory”, and the mystery drama “Black Jack”.
In 2000, he was cast to voice various characters in the action adventure “Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran”; it starred Michelle Ruff, Christopher Carroll and Mona Marshall, and follows the traveler Lady Ran, who’s penniless most of the time, but has formidable samurai skills. In the same year, Daran voiced Dark Dragon in the action adventure “DinoZaurs”, and one of the main characters, Heavy Load, in the action adventure “Transformers: Robots in Disguise”.
In 2008 and ‘09, Daran voiced J. Jonah Jameson in the popular action adventure “The Spectacular Spider-Man”, created by Victor Cook, Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, and which starred Josh Keaton and Lacey Chabert. It follows the 16-year-old Peter Parker, right after he became Spiderman.
A couple of Daran’s most notable voice performances in the 2010s were for the action adventure “Tiger & Bunny”, the musical family comedy “Big Time Rush”, and the action adventure “Transformers Prime”.
Most recently, in 2021 he voiced characters in the comedy “American Dad!”, the adventure comedy “The Casagrandes”, and the comedy “Adventures in Wonder Park”.
Voice roles in animated movies
In 1995, Daran voiced Toji, in the English version of the short action drama “Ninku the Movie”, while a couple of his following roles were in the English versions of the 1995 comedy “Rakusho! Hyper Doll”, the 1996 thriller drama “Black Jack: The Movie”, and the 2000 comedy drama “Ah! My Goddess: The Movie”.
In 2001, Daran voiced Vincent Volaju in the English version of the critically acclaimed action crime drama “Cowboy Bebop: The Movie”, which follows Cowboy Bebop’s group of bounty hunters as they’re trying to stop a deadly virus from killing all humans; the film was nominated for two awards. Some of Daran’s most notable voice performances in the 2000s were in the 2001 family adventure “The Little Polar Bear”, the 2004 adventure comedy “The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour”, and the 2007 action adventure “Naruto Shippuden: The Movie”.
In 2012, Daran voiced Orientation Film Host, in the adventure comedy “Escape from Planet Earth”, directed by Cal Brunker, and which starred Brendan Fraser, Sara Jessica Parker and Jessica Alba – it follows the astronaut Scorch Supernova, who has found himself trapped on Earth. Some of Daran’s other notable roles in the 2010s were in the 2013 family action “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising”, the 2014 action adventure “Tiger & Bunny: The Rising”, and the 2015 short drama “War Days”.
His most recent movie voice role has been in the 2018 short family comedy “Neil Wade: Superhero Aide”.
Voicing in video games
Daran voiced his first character in the 1997 video game “Dilbert’s Desktop Games”, while the following year heard him voice three characters in the game “King’s Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity”.
He gained recognition in 2000, with his voicing of Venom, Scorpio and Mysterio in “Spider-Man”, while he then voiced several villains in the 2001 “Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro”. A couple of Daran’s following voice roles in video games were in the 2002 “Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht”, the 2003 “Command & Conquer: Generals”, and the 2004 “Transformers”.
He has voiced various characters in the video game franchise “Onimusha”, as well as in various “Star Wars” video games. Most recently, in 2019 Daran voiced Gault Rennow and various others in “Star Wars: The Old Republic – Onslaught”.
Live action roles
Daran made his debut film appearance in 1988, when he portrayed Club Scum MC, in the independent horror comedy “Hobgoblins”, but only made his debut TV series appearance a decade later, in the episode “Choose Me” of the sitcom “Becker”.
Between 2004 and 2007, he voiced Gordy, one of the main characters in the sitcom “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”, and in 2009, he appeared in a couple of series, such as “Imagination Movers”, “Party Down” and “Tracey Ullma’s State of Union”. The year 2011 saw him portray both Cosmo and Mr. Turner in the comedy drama “A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!”, roles he reprised in the 2012 and 2014 sequels “A Fairly Odd Christmas” and “A Fairly Odd Summer”, respectively.
Three of his most recent roles have been in the series “100 Things To Do Before High School” and “The Real O’Neals” both in 2016, and “The Thundermans” in 2018.
Awards and nominations
Daran has been nominated for six Behind the Voice Actors (BTVA) Awards, winning one in 2014: a BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising”.
He was also nominated for a 2012 Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Television Production, for “The Fairly OddParents”.
Love life and relationships
Daran’s highly secretive when it comes to his love life, but it’s widely known that he was once a married man. He exchanged vows with the American actress and voice director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn on 17 June 1988, and the two could’ve been seen attending numerous red carpet events together.
Mary’s also a very popular voice actress, and is perhaps known best for having voiced characters in the 2000 action fantasy movie “Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust”, the 2004 action drama film “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence”, and the 2008 action horror movie “Resident Evil: Degeneration”.
Mary and Daran have two children together, but in 2012, after nearly 30 years of marriage, the two divorced for unknown reasons.
Daran hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he has perhaps been with, and as of August 2021, he seems to be single, was once married to Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and has two children with her.
Age, height and net worth
Daran’s age is 56. He has short black and grey hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) and he weighs around 185lbs (84kgs).
As of August 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $800,000.