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Just to let anyone know who might care... Besides Spawn, John Lee also does a voice on another series called Tenchi-Muyo. I suprisingly came across his voice in episode 14 entitled Here Comes The Jurai, but he may be in other episodes (I've only seen two of them). Actually, I was pretty disappointed in his performance. His voice didn't suit the character at all (his character is the King of the planet of Jurai). It doesn't sound anything like Trevor Goodchild, which could be the reason why I was disappointed. When I think about it, all the voices in Tenchi-Muyo don't suit their characters so I don't think it really has anything to do with John Lee himself.
-- wayne tolbert (email@example.com), August 18, 1998
Well showing Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust at the anime festival in New York is pretty impressive and if that doesn't bring on the coolest offers I don't know what would. Peter once described his voice as reminiscent of a new Sean Connery, pretty good comparison I think. Personally I prefer to listen to John Lee (and Connery's is awesome).
-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo9@cs.com), July 27, 2002.
Foxx...hows 'bout I drop by:)
-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo9@cs.com), November 24, 2002.
Does anyone know what John Lee looks like? I've seen a video clip of Denise Poirer, and I'm always interested to see what these folks look like in real life. Got any pictures?
-- Charles Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 20, 1998.
no idea. I just automatically assume he's a tall skinny guy with really short blond hair....
-- Szy (email@example.com), August 26, 1998.
In an issue of "Curse of the Spawn," a couple months ago, not sure, he and the other voice actors of the Spawn series are being interviewed. His picture is in there; he doesn't look anything like Trevor (but then again, Mark Hamil doesn't look anything like the Joker, yet he does an incredibly insane Prince of Clowns on the "Batman" cartoon).
John Lee has been an actor in a couple of live-action movies; I think you can find it on the Internet Movie Database.
Tenchi Muyo, huh? That's always a fun series to watch. But I hate the dubbing.
-- J.P. Chabot (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 02, 1998.
John Rafter Lee (his dad`s name was John Lee, so he goes by his full name) is my favorite voice actor! Did anyone see "Princess Mononoke"? He played the possessed boar god from the beginning of the movie. They only gave him 1 or 2 lines, but it sounded great... why do I know this? Because when it comes to Aeon Flux, I am a truly, truly sad geezer!
-- Paul D. Gilbreath (email@example.com), January 29, 2000.
BTW, Spawn, Mononoke & Tenchi Muyo all have the same voice director as Aeon, which could explain the reappearances of Denise (Spawn), and John (all 3). His name is Jack Fletcher (although you probably know that by now). I like to think of them as being old college buddies from waaay back, like Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were. That, or he just can`t bring himself to cast someone else, after hearing the maestros... :)
-- Paul D. Gilbreath (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 17, 2000.
Dubbing is evil. I say if you can't get it subtitled, don't get it at all.
-- Frostbite (email@example.com), February 20, 2000.
Stumbling across dubbed Tenchi Muyo on Cartoon Network was the most disturbing thing that's happened to me since I saw a movie last week about a peppy murdering child and her bloodthirsty wax-figure friends. Dubbing IS evil. OADA Otaku Against Dubbed Anime
-- Akane Tendo (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 19, 2000.
You AMine people are really freaking me out with this stuff." Anway, here's a picture of John Lee. I readily admit to stealing it from "George Lucas in love" If they would have put headshots of the cast on the official website, I wouldn't have needed to swipe these from the streaming flick (although I'd still be stealing it, just from their site instead of from their video stream. Not much of a difference. Kind of violates my usage policy, as I try not to steal from other websites, but desperate times and all...)"
There, now we all know what John Lee looks like. In the future, along with the addition of episode credits, I will add in photos (better ones) of John (and provided I can find them) Denise to D.S. Ok, enough of this talk, back to work on the arm-mounted chainsaw.
-- Chaos Knight (email@example.com), November 19, 2000.
One more tidbit for John Lee fans... Hammers Over The Anvil, a movie of his, has been re-released. He is the 7th billed character. IMDB's user rating is extremely high, might be worth checking out.
-- Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 21, 2000.
I hope, Chaos, that you do find us a picture of Denise, (A.K.A./Aeon Flux) other than the only one I've ever seen of her. Naturally, she is fascinating to us all. BTW, Paul, I never could make it to the L.A. anime festival, really wanted to see Vampire Hunter D, with John Lee, any news on what's become of it?
-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), November 21, 2000.
It should be out by the end of the year.
-- Paul (email@example.com), November 23, 2000.
Well at least he is skinny. I find the dark hair a little distasteful, and its much too long.
-- Nadar (nadar@BigPoppaPump.zzn.com), November 24, 2000.
That's because of his part in the movie, it's only 8 minutes long, and his only lines are "they're coming for us all, beware the dark side, the evil empire," it's a very good little movie. It was mentioned on the news a few months ago as a surprise high selling movie! His character is named "Ranter" but his voice doesn't sound at all like Trevor, he is on only about 30 seconds and he is supposed to look like one of those crazy guys standing in the street 'ranting' away. I think they cut out his other line about the pregnant chad though.
-- Barb e. (Suesuesbeo@aol.com), November 24, 2000.
My father's name is not John Lee. I am not one of the voices in "Hammer Over Anvil". I am the voice in "Vampire Hunter D" but I don't know what happened to it. It's very good. Jack Fletcher is not an old college friend but I worked with his sister who does some of the voices in "Aeon" in theatre in Seattle back when.
-- John Rafter Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 2001.
Whoops... sorry John. I saw you listed as John Lee II on the IMDB, and I guess I just jumped to conclusions. Hammers Over The Anvil is a live action film, just in case there was any confusion.
It's natural that those who enjoyed Aeon Flux would want to know about your career outside of voice acting. This is a fan site, after all... hope it doesn't get on your nerves!
You certainly wear many hats; playwright, actor, voice, and now screenwriting. We appreciate the visit, and look forward to seeing your film "Breathing Hard".
-- Paul (email@example.com), January 31, 2001.
Yes, thanks for visiting, John!
-- Matthew Rebholz (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 31, 2001.
I might be wrong, but didn't John Lee do the voice of Kagato in Tenchi Muyo and not the king of juri? i get conflicting information from most of the sites, so could someone answer once and for all which character he does? imdb has been no help in the matter.
also, if memory serves me right, he did the english dub of the main bad guy (the character's name escapes me) in "Black Mask". A very fun movie that i suggest everyone try to catch if it is on cinimax again. once again, imdb is of no help in confirming this, but his name was in the credits.
-- Joshua Klessig (Statik@deathrobots.*anit-spam*com), September 01, 2001.
John's got the prettiest voice in the universe :) Hehe, I really liked his voice in the episodes of Tenchi Muyo + Princess Mononoke. Didn't John Lee do the voice of the bad guy Kagato and the King of Jurai in Tenchi....? Thats what I thought but its not correctly according to some Tenchi Fan Sites. Anyways, I really really reaally enjoyed John's voice in Vampire Hunter D BloodLust. My favorite character is Meier Link because of his Super-Evil Bad Boy voice! Question: Is John Lee going to give us his velvety voice to other animes in the future? :D
-- Mari-Mari (email@example.com), July 26, 2002.
John Lee is in my house right now, and he is tall with short greyish brown hair. And his dad is not John Lee.
-- Foxx Lee (Dustsoft@hotmail.com), November 23, 2002.
Denise really does do a voice in Princess Mononoke, one of the village gals.
-- Sam (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 24, 2002.