Richard Steven Horvitz
Horvitz at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2023
Born (1966-07-29) July 29, 1966 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesRico Bonet
Richard Stults
Richard Wood
Occupations
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active1976–present
Spouse
Kristen Lazarian
(m. 1996)
Children3
RelativesLouis J. Horvitz (brother)
Websitewww.richardhorvitz.com Edit this at Wikidata

Richard Steven Horvitz[a] (born July 29, 1966) is an American actor and comedian, best known for his voice work in animation and video games. His voice credits include the original Alpha 5 on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo, Razputin Aquato in Psychonauts, Kaos in Skylanders, Billy and his father Harold in Grim & Evil and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Grey Matter in Ben 10, Rodney in Squirrel Boy, Daggett in The Angry Beavers, Zim in Invader Zim, Orthopox in Destroy All Humans!, the Zoni in Ratchet & Clank, Bumble in Kinectimals, the Space Weaver in Broken Age, Kanchomé in Zatch Bell!, and Moxxie in Helluva Boss.

Early life

Horvitz was born on July 29, 1966, in Los Angeles, California. His older brother, Louis J. Horvitz, is a television director and producer.

Career

Voice acting

Horvitz with an autographed Invader Zim picture in May 2009

Horvitz first appeared in a 1976 Freshen Up gum commercial, which led to other commercial appearances and several hand modeling jobs. After a brief stint in an off-Broadway production of Oliver! he went on to make appearances on television series such as Kids Incorporated and Safe at Home, and films such as Summer School, How I Got into College, and Deadly Weapon.[1] From 1988 to 1991, he starred as Howie for two seasons in the syndicated television sitcom The Munsters Today.

Starting in 1993, Horvitz changed the focus of his career to voice acting, starting with the voices of Alpha 5 and Alpha 4 in the live-action series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. From there, he had several other voice roles in such animated series as The Angry Beavers (as Daggett), Invader Zim (as Zim),[2] Kim Possible, Dave the Barbarian (as Ned Frischman), Zatch Bell! (as Kanchomé), The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (as Billy and his father Harold),[3] Ben 10 (as Grey Matter), Squirrel Boy (as Rodney), and Shorty McShorts' Shorts (as Dudley). He also co-wrote the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Keeper of the Reaper" alongside his wife Kristen Lazarian.

After his stint as Alpha 5 ended, Horvitz went on to voice a few monsters in other Power Rangers series and was also the voice of Alpha 7 in the Power Rangers Wild Force episode "Forever Red". He voiced the main characters of Raz in the Psychonauts series and Orthopox in the Destroy All Humans! series. He has also voiced various NPCs in EverQuest II, the Berserker Darklings in The Darkness, Bumble in Kinectimals, and Kaos in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.[4]

Horvitz voiced "Green Grapes" in the Fruit of the Loom commercials and has acted on stage, including in Jeffrey Hatcher's Mrs. Mannerly.[5]

Horvitz also voiced Moxxie and served as a voice director in the adult animated web series Helluva Boss. He also played the roles of Alpha 8[6] and Alpha 9[7] in the Netflix special Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise.[8]

Comedy

In 2001, Horvitz was in the sketch comedy group The MoHos with Fred Willard, created by Fred’s wife Mary Lovell.[9] He and Fred would sometimes perform on various talk shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Horvitz also appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live in the short segment "Bear City" and briefly appeared on Tosh.0.[9]

Personal life

Horvitz married playwright and screenwriter Kristen Lazarian on February 9, 1996. They currently live in Los Angeles and have three sons together.[10]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Summer School Alan Eakian
1989 Deadly Weapon Lester
1989 How I Got into College Young Enterpriser
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Claude Frollo's Guard (voice)
1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie Alpha 5 (voice) Theatrical film[11]
1998 Sabrina Goes to Rome Stonehenge (voice) Television film[11]
1998 Mulan Chinese Soldier / Scout Hun (voice)
1999 Storm Danny
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Grinch's Answering Machine (voice) Uncredited
2001 Cats & Dogs Dog at Barn (voice) Uncredited
2001 Osmosis Jones Male Red Blood Cell (voice)
2001 Shrek Lord Farquaad's Guards (voice)
2001 Shaolin Soccer Cheating Team Captain
2002 Snow Dogs Scooper (voice) Uncredited
2005 Son of the Mask Masked Otis (voice) [11]
2007 Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Billy, Billybot, Harold, Pale Ghoul Juror, Chippy (voice) Television film[11]
2007 Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix Grey Matter, Stinkfly (voice) Television film[11]
2008 Underfist: Halloween Bash Billy, Harold, Pumpkin (voice) Television film[11]
2009 The Informant! Bob Zaideman
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Hardware Store Assistant
2012 Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens Grey Matter, Police Radio (voice) Television film[11]
2013 I Know That Voice Himself Documentary
2013 Saving Santa Chestnut, Orange-Haired Elf (voice) [11]
2014 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Munchkin Suitor (voice) [11]
2019 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Zim (voice) [11]
2021 Seal Team Snap (voice) [11]
2023 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always Alpha 8, Alpha 9 (voice) Television film[12]

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Head of the Class Oswald Bletch Episode: "Don't Play with Matches"
1989 The Munsters Today Howie Buchanan 2 episodes
1993–1999 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Alpha 5 (voice) 156 episodes
1996 Power Rangers Zeo 50 episodes
1997 Power Rangers Turbo Episode: "Shift Into Turbo"
1997 Babylon 5 Mark Episode: "Conflicts of Interest"
1997, 2004 Johnny Bravo Dr. Pencilneck, Guard with Shades, Bag Boy, Ticket Taker (voice) 2 episodes[11]
1997 Cow and Chicken Beaver, Owl (voice) Episode: "I Am Ambassador"[11]
1997–1998 Working Craig, Elevator Passenger 2 episodes
1997–2001 The Angry Beavers Daggett Beaver (voice) Main role
2000 Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Smogger (voice) Episode: "Up to the Challenge"
2001 Power Rangers Time Force Mantamobile (voice) Episode: "A Blue Streak"
2001 As Told by Ginger Mitchey Mekelburg (voice) Episode: "The Even Steven Holiday Special"[11]
2001–2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Billy, Harold (voice) Main role[11]
2001–2003 Invader Zim Zim, various characters (voice) Main role[11]
2002 Static Shock Jimmy Osgood (voice) Episode: "Jimmy"[11]
2002 Power Rangers Wild Force Alpha 7 (voice) Episode: "Forever Red"
2002 Rugrats Manager, Ketchup Man, Announcer (voice) 2 episodes[11]
2004–2005 Dave the Barbarian Ned Frischman, Guard, Tarantula (voice) 2 episodes[11]
2004 The Fairly OddParents Chuck (voice) Episode: "Crash Nebula"[11]
2006 That's So Raven Teddy Episode: "Adventures in Boss Sitting"
2006–2008 Ben 10 Grey Matter, Sublimino, various (voice) 17 episodes[11]
2006 Shorty McShorts' Shorts Dudley, Guard (voice) Episode: "Dudley and Nestor Do Nothing"[11]
2007–2008 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Dr. Chipotle (voice) 6 episodes[11]
2009 Tosh.0 Fred Willard Fan Episode: "New Pukes Kid"
2011 Fish Hooks Ninja Fish (voice) Episode: "Milo Gets a Ninja"[11]
2016 Shimmer and Shine Gobi (voice) Episode: "The Glob"[11]
2016–2018 Skylanders Academy Kaos (voice) Main role
2017 Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer Yucky (voice) 3 episodes[11]
2017–present The Loud House Various characters (voice) [11]
2017–2018 Bunnicula Lugosi (voice) 3 episodes[11]
2018 Mighty Magiswords Ghosthopper, Kricket Knight (voice) Episode: "Ghosthaste"[11]
2018 The Adventures of Kid Danger Larvin (voice) 5 episodes[11]
2018  Elena of Avalor Ocho (voice) 3 episodes[11]
2018  Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure Jorn, Borb, Lorbs (voice) 3 episodes[11]

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Helluva Boss Moxxie (voice) Pilot episode
2020–present Helluva Boss Moxxie, Crimson (voice) Web series
2023 Grandpa Moxxie (voice), Officer Horvitz Episode: "Blitzø vs. Grandpa"[13]

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Popeye & The Sunken Treasure Sea Hag[11]
2005 Ape Escape: On the Loose Spike[11] U.S. Version
2005 Psychonauts Raz Aquato[11]
2005 Destroy All Humans! Orthopox, Suburban Crazy[11]
2006 Neopets: Petpet Adventures: The Wand of Wishing Mad Whoot[11]
2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Billy, Mogar[11]
2006 Destroy All Humans! 2 Pox[11]
2007 The Darkness Berserker Darkling[11]
2007 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Zoni[11]
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Enemy Soldiers[11] English Version
2008 SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom Zim[11]
2008 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon Pox[11]
2009 Brütal Legend Jack the Lift Op, Kabbage Boy Guitarist[11]
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Pollyx, Zoni[11]
2010 Kinectimals Bumble[11]
2011 PlayStation Move Heroes Lunk, Zoni[11]
2011 Nicktoons MLB Zim[11]
2011 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Kaos[11]
2011 Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Nevo Dinklemeyer[11]
2012 Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Stuart Zurgo[11]
2012 Skylanders: Giants Kaos
2013 Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus Pollyx[11]
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Kaos
2014 Broken Age Walt'r, Space Weaver[11]
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Kaos
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Kaos
2016 Ratchet & Clank Brain Scientist, Mayor Buckwash, Hoverboarder #2[11]
2016 Skylanders: Imaginators Kaos
2017 Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Raz Aquato[11]
2021 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Zurkon Jr.[11]
2021 Psychonauts 2 Raz Aquato[11]
2021 Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Zim[11]
2022 Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway
 2023  Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Turgle[11]
2023 Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 Zim, Daggett Beaver[11]

Audiobooks

Theme park attractions

Awards and nominations

Notes

  1. ^ Horvitz has occasionally been credited as Rico Bonet, Richard Stults, or Richard Wood.

References

  1. ^ "Richard S Horvitz Filmography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2013. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  2. ^ Bogos, Steven (2 September 2013). "Jack Black Heads Broken Age's Voice Acting Cast". Escapist magazine. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  3. ^ Hackett, Keisha (July 3, 2013). "Richard Horvitz to join Rikki Simons at Invader Zim Q&A". Teen Link/Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  4. ^ Williams, Katie (4 September 2013). "Double Fine shows off Broken Age's voice-acting lineup". PC Gamer. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  5. ^ Regan, Tatum (Nov 20, 2012). "Mrs. Mannerly (Theater Review)". Edge Boston. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Richard Steven Horvitz". IMDb.
  7. ^ "Richard Steven Horvitz". IMDb.
  8. ^ Gomez, Patrick (17 January 2023). "Original 'Power Rangers' stars reunite for 30th anniversary Netflix special". EW.com. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  9. ^ a b "My story". 17 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Kristen Lazarian: Playwright/Screenwriter -- BIO".
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi "Richard Steven Horvitz (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved January 9, 2024. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  12. ^ Thapa, Shaurya (April 10, 2023). "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always Cast & Character Guide". ScreenRant. Retrieved January 9, 2024.
  13. ^ Rogers, Brandon (September 15, 2023). "Blitzø vs. Grandpa". Retrieved September 15, 2023 – via YouTube.
  14. ^ "Shiriki Utundu". Retrieved 2023-10-18.
  15. ^ THR Staff (25 January 2020). "'Klaus' Wins Big at Annie Awards for Animation". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 January 2020.