Matt Mercer as we know is an American voice actor who is known for giving his voice in
cartoons, anime, and video games. Apart from lending his voice in so many different fields, he has also developed Dungeons & Dragons web series and plays the Dungeon Master for Critical role.
Mercer started his career with High School learning English Walla and other character roles in several Japanese series. He works in radio commercials and hosts several events like Anime Expo and Anime Matsuri. He has also produced and directed web series-“There will be a brawl” which is similar to a games series Super Smash Bros where he lent his voice for Kirby and Meta Knight and portrayed the role of Ganondorf himself.
As a young man, Mercer developed interest in playing table top game Dungeons and Dragons which although was similar to many other tabletop games, but had the unique feature where the players could create their own characters in an imaginary adventure. Mercer developed interest in playing the Dungeon master who later became the storyteller as well as the referee in the game
This passion greatly increased his skill as a dungeon master, which helped him practice voice for different characters in the game. As he grew older, he realized that he could turn his skill into a full-fledged lucrative profession, while playing and enjoying Dungeons and Dragons in the rear.
Career in voice acting
His career started to take off during his high school days when he started finding attractive
opportunities in voice acting in English for Japanese anime. Along with anime, he started radio commercials, voice for video games and cartoons. He started to become popular after he gave his voice for the character Leon S. Kennedy in the “Resident Evil” series. He also gave voice for iconic characters like Levi in “Attack on Titan” and for Trafalgar in “One Piece”.
Apart from giving voice in Resident Evil series, Mercer has also voiced for Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Jutaro Kujo in Bizarre Adventure, Kanji Tatsumi in Persona4, Trafalgar Law from Fumination. He has also given voice for Chorom in Fire Emblem, Midas and Syd in Fortnite, Eder Teylecg in Pillars of Eternity, Mc Cree in Overwatch and Jack Cooper in Titanfall.
In his personal life, Matthew Mercer is married to his longtime girlfriend and co star from
Critical Role Marisha Ray. Marisha works for Geek and Sundry and also manages business of Critical Role. The couple is also actively involved in many charities and fund-raising campaigns. The couple also invites viewers to give charity in their programs.
In 2015, Geek and Sundry launched a web series known as Critical Role. In the series, Mathew plays the Dungeon Master and along with some of fellow voice actors embarks on different adventures. The web series is streamed through twitch and later posted on YouTube. The series takes the viewers to experience wild imaginations and situations that will certainly hook you to the series. The series is streamed once a week and each episode runs for three to five hours.
The web series has generated huge interest and attention amongst high profile publications
and consequently developed a huge fan base for the series and voice actors. It is estimated that each episode of the series is viewed more than a million times on twitch. The work of Mercer in the series has landed him with a new job as Dungeon Master for two seasons in Force Grey: Giant hunters from Wizards of the Coast and Dungeon Master for a
Nerdist show Celibri D&D, which targets D&D playing celebrities into a mini campaign where they are paired with characters.
Awards and achievements
Mathew Mercer is not new to awards and achievements. He is very successful and popular
voice actor, producer and director for video games, web series and most notably for lending his voice to different characters in different games and series.
He has received several awards and felicitations for his work. Most notably amongst them are as follows:
Mercer has to his credit voice actor of the year award in BTVA community choice. His name is also listed in 2017 Anime BTVA dub awards and he has also won best male lead vocal performer in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Mathew Mercer has been earning most of his money from lending his voice in video games,
anime, cartoons and web series. He has a YouTube channel and a twitch channel to his name from where also he earns decent amount of his money.
A very accurate estimate of his net wealth is difficult as there are no fixed amounts known from his endeavors. However, it is estimated that the total Matt Mercer net worth is around 1 million dollars.
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