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Jason Marsden
Marsden at GalaxyCon Richmond in 2022
Jason Christopher Marsden

(1975-01-03) January 3, 1975 (age 48)
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
Years active1986–present
Christy Hicks
(m. 2004; div. 2020)

Jason Christopher Marsden[1] (born January 3, 1975)[1] is an American actor and filmmaker, who has done numerous voice roles in animated films, as well as various television series and video games. He is best known for his voice roles as the official voice of the Disney character Max Goof, since 1995, Chester McBadbat in The Fairly OddParents, Chase Young in Xiaolin Showdown, Nermal in The Garfield Show and the title character in the Tak and the Power of Juju video game trilogy from 2003 to 2005 (Tak and the Power of Juju, Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams and Tak: The Great Juju Challenge) the award winning and critically acclaimed video game trilogy.

Early life

Marsden was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on January 3, 1975, to Linda (née Williams), and Myles Marsden (1936–2019).[2][1][3] Linda was a former fashion model and Myles was a former premier danseur of the Yugoslav National Ballet.[4][1][5] He has three older half-siblings from his father's first marriage to Croatian dancer Ivanka Herci Munitic: Ana Fox (née Marsden), ballet dancer Richard Anton "Rick" Marsden, and Mark Marsden.[6][7][8][9]


In 1986, Marsden got his first professional acting job as the character A. J. Quartermaine, in the television series General Hospital. In 1987, at the age of twelve, Marsden booked his first major film role in a science fiction movie called Robot Jox, which was released two years after filming because of the studio's financial problems and inevitable bankruptcy at the time. This was followed soon afterwards by the role of Eddie Munster in the TV series remake of The Munsters titled The Munsters Today. At the same time, he also had his first voice acting role in a cartoon, that of Cavin in the later seasons of the Disney TV series Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears, as well as being the young announcer of the (new) Mickey Mouse Club and Disney Infomercials.

Marsden continued his career with many guest star appearances on prime time sitcoms. In 1990, he was the voice of Peter Pan in Peter Pan and the Pirates, which ran for two seasons and in 1992, he landed the role of Dash X in Eerie, Indiana.

He provided the voice of Thackery Binx as a black cat in Disney's Hocus Pocus and reprised the role in the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.

His next roles included voicing Goofy's son Max Goof in Disney's A Goofy Movie (1995), as well as in the sequel An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) and also had a supporting role in White Squall (1996). Marsden also did the voice of Garrett Miller on Extreme Ghostbusters and the younger versions of Shere Khan and King Louie on Jungle Cubs, which was a prequel to Disney's hit film Jungle Book and also continued his role as Max Goof on Disney's House of Mouse.

Marsden in 2008

Some other on-camera roles were that of Rich Halke (J.T's best friend) in Step by Step, which was from 1995 until the show's cancellation in 1998; and Nelson Burkhard (D.J.'s rich boyfriend) in Full House, though after making a commitment with Dragon Con, Marsden did not reprise his role as Nelson in the sequel Fuller House instead Hal Sparks (who actually replaced Marsden as Tak in Tak and the Power of Juju series based on the 2003 video game of the same name) took over the role as Nelson. On Boy Meets World the part of "Jason" was written for him by show's creator/producer Michael Jacobs, whom Jason had worked with previously on the short-lived reboot of The Torkelsons called Almost Home. When it was time for Mr. Feeny (Played by William Daniels) to address "Jason" the writers thought it might be funny if he called Jason by his real last name. Jason agreed, and thus Eric Matthews' best friend "Jason Marsden" was played by Jason Marsden, after his departure from Boy Meets World after finishing Season 2, his character was replaced by Jack Hunter (Played by Matthew Lawrence) in Seasons 5-7. He played the young Burt Ward/Robin in the 2002 television movie Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt. In 1999, he was featured in Walt Disney Animation Studios' Tarzan as a member of the gorilla family. With thanks to the film's director, Kevin Lima, who also helmed A Goofy Movie.

Since Step by Step, Marsden has provided voices for numerous animated television shows and computer games. He appeared in a direct-to-video film, as the voice of Kovu in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) and narrated many of the special features on the Lion King Special edition DVD. He was the voice of Haku in the American dub of Spirited Away (2001). He has also provided the voice of Richie Foley/Gear in the television series Static Shock. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, he voiced several characters, most notably Lilarcor the talking sword, and the druid Cernd.

His first foray into directing was an episode of the Nickelodeon series The Journey of Allen Strange (1997).[citation needed] He also directed, wrote, produced and edited The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! and multiple indie music videos.[citation needed]

Marsden in 2018

He has done voice-over work on multiple DC Comics-inspired animated series; as Clark Kent as a teenager in Superman: The Animated Series, as Snapper Carr in Justice League, as Billy Numerous in Teen Titans, as Donny Grasso on an episode of Batman Beyond, as Danger Duck in Loonatics Unleashed and as the villain Firefly in The Batman and as Paco in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. More recently, he played Impulse and Atom in Young Justice: Invasion. He also voiced Chase Young in Xiaolin Showdown from 2003 to 2006.

He also voiced for Tak in the game Tak and the Power of Juju along with Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams and Tak: The Great Juju Challenge. He voiced two recruitable companion characters in the Fallout game series, Myron in Fallout 2 (1998) and Boone in Fallout: New Vegas (2010).

From late summer 2004 to early spring 2007, Marsden was the head announcer for Toon Disney (excluding Jetix), but he also served as a part-time announcer for Disney Channel. He had a cameo in the film Fun with Dick and Jane as the cashier at the gas station, and was Tasslehoff Burrfoot in the movie Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight.[10]

In 2012, Marsden did the voice of Final Fantasy XIII-2 character Noel Kreiss, Kade Burns and Fingers on The Hub series Transformers: Rescue Bots and Kaijudo, and continues to provide the voices of Nermal, Vito, Doctor Bonkers and numerous others on The Garfield Show.

In 2013, he did the voice of Aye-Aye in The Legend of Korra.

In 2014, he voiced Sumo and Belson in the pilot episode of the Cartoon Network animated series Clarence. After this episode, the voices of Sumo and Belson were handed to Tom Kenny and Roger Craig Smith, respectively.

In 2019, Marsden returned to voice Bart Allen / Kid Flash in Young Justice: Outsiders.

In 2020, Marsden began producing an online web series for YouTube called The Mars Variety Show. Following the style of The Dean Martin Show, it features Indie musicians, comedians, and alternative performers.[11]

Personal life

Marsden married Christy Hicks in October 2004; however, they divorced in 2020 after sixteen years of marriage.[12][13] In 2007, Marsden and Christy opened up a Yoga studio in Burbank, California.[13] Their son was born on February 10, 2010.[12][13] Marsden lives in Nashville, Tennessee.[14]

In 2020, Marsden revealed he has a girlfriend during an interview for a YouTube series.[15]




List of acting performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1990 Robot Jox Tommy
Almost an Angel Boy #2
1992 Mr. Saturday Night Buddy, age 15
1993 Almost Home Gregory Morgan
Hocus Pocus Thackery Binx (as a cat) Voice [16][17]
1996 White Squall Shay Jennings, First Albatross Mate
1997 Trojan War Josh
2001 How to Make a Monster Bug
2004 The Greatest Short Film Ever!!! Short film; director and producer
2005 Nice Guys Wendell
Fun with Dick and Jane Convenience Store Clerk
2007 Misty & Sara Short film; director and executive producer
2008 Animated American Short film; executive producer
2009 Locker 13 Edgar Also director
2011 Pizza Man Professor Baldini
2012 Blue Like Jazz Kenny
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary [18][19]
2023 The Shift Cyrus Post-production


List of acting performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes Source
1986–1988 General Hospital A.J. Quartermaine
1987 Webster David Episode: "Games People Play"
1988–1991 The Munsters Today Edward Wolfgang "Eddie" Munster
1989 Nightingales Unknown role 1 episode
Murphy Brown Young Miles Silverberg Episode: "The Summer of '77"
1991 Tales from the Crypt Jess Episode: "Undertaking Palor"
Star Trek: The Next Generation Raymond Marr Voice, uncredited
1992 Eerie, Indiana Dash X 7 episodes
Baywatch Pier Pressure Episode: "Pier Pressure"
Blossom Eddie Warwick Episode: "The Making of the President"
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Jason Barkley Episode: "Senior Spirit"
1993–1998 Step by Step Rich Halke 53 episodes
1994 Tom Mike Graham 12 episodes
The Secret World of Alex Mack Carlton Hendy Episode: "Science Fair"
1994–1995 Full House Nelson Burkhard 4 episodes
Boy Meets World Jason 9 episodes
1995 Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Billy Dooley Television film
1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Grimp Episode: "Bar Association"
1997–1999 The Journey of Allen Strange Director (9 episodes)
2002 Will & Grace Kim Episode: "It's the Gay Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"
Even Stevens Norman Squirelli Episode: "Your Toast"
2003 Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt Young Robin Television film
Just Shoot Me! Tony Zitelli Episode: "The Talented Mr. Finch"
2012 Space Guys in Space Cal Also executive producer

Voice roles


List of voice performances in feature films
Year Title Role Notes Source
1995 A Goofy Movie Max Goof [16]
1999 Tarzan Mungo
2001 Spirited Away Haku English dub [16]
2006 Brother Bear 2 Kenai Original trailer; replaced by Patrick Dempsey in the final film
2013 Monsters University Monster Student #1
2016 The Secret Life of Pets Additional Voices
List of voice performances in direct-to-video and television films
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue Michael Television special
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Adult Kovu [16]
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Max Goof [16]
2002 The Boy Who Cried Alien Principal
2004 Tales of a Fly on the Wall Kip
Felix the Cat Saves Christmas Professor [16]
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Max Goof
2004–06 The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour Chester McBadbat [16]
2007 Garfield Gets Real Nermal [16]
2008 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Tasslehoff Burrfoot [16]
Batman: Gotham Knight Thomas Wayne, Cop, Doctor, Youth 2, Doctor [16]
Garfield's Fun Fest Nermal, Ramon [16]
2009 Garfield's Pet Force Nermal, Abnermal [16]
2014 We Wish You a Merry Walrus Sydmull Television special [16]
2023 Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham Dick Grayson, Young Bruce Wayne [20]


List of voice performances in television shows
Year Title Role Notes Source
1988–1990 Adventures of the Gummi Bears Cavin 7 episodes
1990 Peter Pan & the Pirates Peter Pan
1993 Sonic the Hedgehog Dirk Episode: "Warp Sonic"
Mighty Max Young Norman Episode: "Norman's Conquest"
Marsupilami Shnookums
1994 Batman: The Animated Series Spunky Spencer Episode: "Baby-Doll"
1995 The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show Shnookums
The Mask Skillit 2 episodes
1996 Superman: The Animated Series Teenage Clark Kent, Owen [16]
1996–1997 Jungle Cubs Shere Khan, Prince Johar, Louie Season 1
1996 Project G.e.e.K.e.R. Cappery Employee, Kid Dinosaur Episode: "Geekasaurus"
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Garrett Miller
1998–1999 Histeria! William Ramsey, Bucky 2 episodes [16]
1999 Xyber 9: New Dawn Jack
Recess James Stone Episode: "The Spy Who Came in from the Playground"
Batman Beyond Donny Grasso Episode: "Hooked Up" [16]
2000 Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles Private Max Brutto Episode: "Spirits of the Departed"
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Flash Flemming Episode: "Inside Job" [16]
2000–2004 The Weekenders Tino Tonitini, Colby, Nail, Stefan, Bobby Roy, Rhett, Secret Service Man [16]
Static Shock Richie Foley/Gear, Carmen Dillo, Edwin Alva Jr. Main role [16]
2001–2003 House of Mouse Max Goof 8 episodes
2001–2002 Invader Zim Torque Smackey 3 episodes [16]
2001–2003 The Legend of Tarzan Mungo
2001–2004 Justice League Snapper Carr [16]
2002 Even Stevens Norman Squirelli Episode: "Your Toast"
2002–2005 ¡Mucha Lucha! Rikochet, Mr. Midcarda Season 3 only [16]
2002 Teamo Supremo Ollie Jimson
Rugrats Smedley Episode: "The Perfect Twins"
2003–2004 My Life as a Teenage Robot Todd Sweeney, Lon, Lieutenant 3 episodes [16]
2003 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Waiter, Baby Jumba Jookiba 2 episodes
2003–2017 The Fairly OddParents Chester McBadbat (replacing Frankie Muniz), Imaginary Gary [16]
2003 Totally Spies! Ian Episode: "I Want My Mummy"
2004–2007 Kim Possible Felix Renton
2004 The Batman Firefly [16]
Dave the Barbarian Galder the Hot Episode: "Beef!/Rite of Pillage" [16]
2004–2006 Xiaolin Showdown Chase Young 17 episodes [16]
A.T.O.M. Master Guan
W.I.T.C.H. Matt Olsen, Shagon
2005–2007 Loonatics Unleashed Danger Duck [16]
2005 Codename: Kids Next Door Windsor, Jerry Rassic
Danger Rangers Alex, Lucky Curl
2006 Teen Titans Red Star, Billy Numerous [16]
2007 Afro Samurai Sasuke
2008 The Replacements Dustin Dreamlake
2008-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Paco, Speedy, Robin [16]
2009–2016 The Garfield Show Nermal, Vito, Liz's Father, Pete the Dog Catcher, Hercules the Dog, The Mad Scientist [16]
2010 Generator Rex Skwydd 6 episodes [16]
G.I. Joe: Renegades Duke 25 episodes [16]
2010–2013 MAD Ty Pennington, Freddie Benson, Edward Cullen, Zeke, Jacob Black, Sqaush, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, Joe Lamb, Phil Coulson, Kid Flash, Lolcat, various characters [16]
2011 The Super Hero Squad Show Nova 2 episodes
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Young Max Tennyson, Antonio 2 episodes [16]
2011–2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots Kade Burns, various characters [16]
2012 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Various characters
2012–2013, 2019–2022 Young Justice Bart Allen/Impulse/Kid Flash, Ray Palmer/Atom, Danny Chase [16]
2012 Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters Joseph "Fingers" [16]
ThunderCats Leo Episode: "Birth of the Blades"
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Horbert Feist Episode: "Web of the Dreamweaver!"
2013 Doc McStuffins Teddy B.
Ultimate Spider-Man Oliver Osnick/Steel Spider, Weird Kid 2 episodes [16]
Doctor Lollipop Nurse Crackers
2013–2014 The Legend of Korra Aye-Aye, Huan [16]
2014 Clarence Sumo, Belson Pilot episode only [16]
Beware the Batman Young Bruce Wayne Episode: "Fall" [16]
2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Thad Episode: "Days of Future Smash, Part 5: The Tomorrow Smashers" [16][21]
2016 Looped Hector the Collector 3 episodes [16]
2016, 2019 The Lion Guard Kovu 2 episodes [16]
2017 DuckTales Funso Mascot, Hack Smashnikov Episode: Woo-oo!
2022–present Transformers: EarthSpark Agent Conway

Video games

List of major voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
1998 Fallout 2 Myron [16]
Baldur's Gate Ajantis Ilvastarr, Tranzig, Varci, Lothander
2000 Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins Pirate B, Kings Messenger A
2001 Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel Horus
Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Cernd, Valas
Disney's Extremely Goofy Skateboarding Max Goof
2002 Disney Golf Max Goof
Disney Sports Skateboarding Max Goof
Disney Sports Football Max Goof
Disney Sports Basketball Max Goof
2003 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Rosh Penin
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Dustil Onasi, Brejik, Igear
Gladius Ludo
The Fairly OddParents: Breakin' da Rules Chester McBadbat, Male Shopper [16]
Tak and the Power of Juju Tak
2004 Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams Tak [16]
2005 Tak: The Great Juju Challenge Tak [16]
2006 Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror Private Janzen
Xiaolin Showdown Chase Young [16]
2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Kachinsky [16]
Resonance of Fate Pater [16]
Fallout: New Vegas Craig Boone [16]
2011 Killzone 3 ISA Soldiers [16]
X-Men: Destiny Iceman [16]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Aerin, Sven, Gwilin, Eltrys, Onmund, Erik, Mikael
Jurassic Park: The Game Billy Yoder [16]
2012 Final Fantasy XIII-2 Noel Kreiss [16]
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Ghost Ian
2013 DuckTales: Remastered Worker
2014 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Noel Kreiss [16]
2018 Lego DC Super-Villains Atom, Owlman [16]

Theme parks

List of voice performances in theme parks
Year Title Role Notes Source
2018 Max Live: Gettin' Goofy With It Max Goof Disneyland Paris live show [22]


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  2. ^ "Tags Myles Marsden Anton Marsden Jason Marsden Happy Birthday Linda Williams-Marsden I hope you have a Wonderful Birthday".
  3. ^ Perry, Jack. "Myles Marsden, founder of State Ballet of Rhode Island, dies at 83". The Providence Journal.
  4. ^ "A GREAT LOSS IN THE BALLET WORLD & COMMUNITY It is with sadness that we announce the passing of RI native, Myles Marsden, on August 8, 2019 in Nashville, TN. He was a founder of Brae Crest School of Ballet as well as The State Ballet of Rhode Island, arts institutions in Rhode Island since 1958".
  5. ^ "What better time to celebrate this amazing woman on INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, my mother in law Eileen Ashley Marsden…one of the first pioneering business woman in the Arts".
  6. ^ "Happy 4th Anniversary to two of my kids, Rick and Janet. I hope you two lovebirds are enjoying your special day".
  7. ^ "State Ballet of RI at 60: Celebrating resilience after COVID crashed the party".
  8. ^ "Happy Father's Day Myles♥️ Myles has 4 children and 4 grandchildren; he adored each one of them equally".
  9. ^ "TBT 1972, me with two of my sons, Richard and Mark.This picture was taken during a photo shoot when I was the Artistic Director of my first company State Ballet of RI".
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