Loren Lester
Lester at the East Coast Comicon
Born (1960-10-04) October 4, 1960 (age 61)
Years active1977-present
Kelly Lester
(m. 1988)
Children3; including Julia
Loren Lester

Loren Lester (born October 4, 1960) is an American stage, screen and voice actor, best known as the voice of DC Comics superhero Dick Grayson/Robin and Nightwing in the numerous animated series and features in the DC animated universe.

Lester is a graduate of the Occidental College theatre department and has voiced and appeared in hundreds of TV and radio commercials.


Film And TV

He began his career very young; one of his early recurring roles was "Roy" in The Facts of Life. He also provided the voice for Rick Gordon, Flash Gordon's son, in the 1986 cartoon series Defenders of the Earth and as Barbeque on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

In 1990, he provided the voice for Jordan Knight in NKOTB TV Series. In 1994, he was also the voice of Gringo in the Don Bluth film Thumbelina.

He also played one of the hall monitors, Fritz Hansel, in Rock 'n' Roll High School.

From 1992-99, Lester voiced Dick Grayson / Robin / Nightwing in the DC Animated Universe, appearing primarily in Batman: The Animated Series and it's revamped follow-up The New Batman Adventures. He later reprised the role in the 2017 direct-to-video, Batman and Harley Quinn.

Lester has appeared in over 200 episodes of series including Parenthood, Bones, NCIS, Ringer, Good Luck Charlie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Awake, The Closer, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Castle, Two and a Half Men, and many others.

He recurred on all three seasons of the HBO hit comedy series Hung, and had recurring roles on Victorious (Nickelodeon), Gilmore Girls, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

Lester also appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "The Quickening". He was the Irate passenger in Red Eye. In 2008, Lester played the role of an ER doctor on Heroes in the episode "The Second Coming".

His voice has been heard in numerous critically acclaimed audio books and in popular interactive games such as Halo 4 and Batman: Arkham Knight. He provides the voice of Kirk Langstrom and his counterpart Man Bat for Batman: Arkham Knight.[1]

Lester also voiced Hal Jordan, Green Lantern in "The Eyes of Despero" episode of Batman: Brave and the Bold, also from DC Comics. And then the voice of Iron Fist in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes from Marvel Comics.[2] Recently, he directed the web series Let’s Do Lunch,[3] starring Sam Harris[4] and Barry Williams.[5]


Lester has starred in dozens of plays and musicals. He is seen frequently in the Los Angeles theatre scene and recently made his debut at The Pasadena Playhouse in Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels.[6] He has also starred in productions at such venues as the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the Santa Monica Playhouse and West Coast Ensemble.

Lester also wrote the stage show It’s Magic – The Life and Music of Doris Day, currently on tour.[7]

Personal life

Lester and his wife, Kelly, also an actress and daughter of Peter Mark Richman, have three daughters: Jenny, Lily, and Julia.



Television (animated)

Year Title Role Notes
1985 G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Barbecue 8 episodes
1986–1990 Defenders of the Earth Rick Gordon, Young Kurt Walker 66 episodes
1990 New Kids on the Block Jordan Knight 15 episodes
1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant Messenger, Survivor Episode: "The Gift"
1992–1995 Batman: The Animated Series Dick Grayson / Robin, Henchman 30 episodes
1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Monster, Camera #2, Monster #2, 3-Eyes, Blorp 1+3 2 episodes
1994 SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron Guard Episode: "The Dark Side of the Swat Kats"
1997 Extreme Ghostbusters Episode: "True Face of a Monster"
1997–1998 The New Batman Adventures Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Mo, Guard #2 8 episodes
2001 Men in Black: The Series 2 episodes
2005–2006 W.I.T.C.H. Julian, Announcer, Aketon, Tynar 8 episodes
2009, 2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Hal Jordan / Green Lantern 2 episodes
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Danny Rand / Iron Fist, Newscaster 2 episodes


Film (animated)

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Thumbelina Gringo
1998 Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Dick Grayson / Robin Direct-to-video
2017 Batman and Harley Quinn Dick Grayson / Nightwing Direct-to-video

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Adventures of Batman & Robin Dick Grayson / Robin Sega CD version
2002 Earth & Beyond
2003 Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu Dick Grayson / Nightwing
2004 Spider-Man 2 Richard Parker, Additional Voices
2005 Ultimate Spider-Man Richard Parker
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Danny Rand / Iron Fist
2011 Kinect Disneyland Adventures
2012 Halo 4 Additional Voices
2015 Batman: Arkham Knight Dr. Kirk Langstorm / Man-Bat
2016 View-Master Batman Animated VR Dick Grayson / Robin



  1. ^ Rocksteady Studios. Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 13:05 in, Voiceover & Mocap Talent.
  2. ^ "Live streaming New York Comic-Con". Archived from the original on 2011-10-17. TwitchTV (confirmation heard during 0:24:48 - 0:25:03)
  3. ^ "Easy Lunch Boxes Bento Containers Videos and Celebrity Web Series".
  4. ^ "Sam Harris: Official Web Site". www.samharris.com.
  5. ^ "Home". The Greg Brady Project.
  6. ^ "Greetings from The Pasadena Playhouse – Dressing Room 3 – Loren Lester".
  7. ^ "It's Magic! - The Life and Music of Doris Day".