Anime USA interviews Voice Actor Keith Silverstein!

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Are you as excited as we are to see alumni guest Keith Silverstein this year? Check out our interview with him on our blog and find out a little more about him!

1. Tell us a little about yourself. What’s a fun fact people might be surprised to know about you?

It’s no secret, but a lot of people don’t know that I’m adopted.

2. What was your first anime? What is your current favorite?

My first anime I worked on was either Samurai Champloo, or IGPX. The first anime I watched was Kimba, The White Lion. My favorite anime will always be Robotech.

3. What is your favorite voice that you’ve done? What made it so special?

Picking a favorite character is difficult. Many of the roles I’ve played have a special place in my heart. Some were a childhood favorite of mine, some were a steppingstone in my career, others were a chance to work with people I’ve grown to love and respect. But I won’t dodge this question completely. Here are a few: Hisoka , Torbjörn , Guild Tesoro.

4. What is your favorite memory from meeting fans?

I have so many great memories of meeting fans. Just yesterday I was at Disneyland, and the security guy checking our bags saw that I had on an Overwatch T-shirt.  So he starts quoting character lines from the game. (In the appropriate voices) Before he could get to Torbjörn, I called one out myself. He smiles the biggest smile and says, “Torbjörn, is that you?!”

“It sure is. A pleasure to meet you.” I reply, and we shared a handshake and a hug. Don’t know about him, but that made my day.

5. What are you looking forward to most at AUSA?

In general, I’m always looking forward to meeting new people, but my favorite thing at any convention is the cosplay.