ADR Director / Voice Actor
Irving, TX, USA
Joel McDonald is an actor, but hey, we've all got problems.
Since the age of 7, Joel has had a passion for performance. He soon began acting in plays at school and church, which led to community theatre, followed by high school theatre and speech tournaments, which somehow became a BFA in Acting and Directing from Sam Houston State University. From there, Joel began acting professionally, landing roles in a national children's theatre tour, several dozen stage shows, and as an extra in a Texas Lottery commercial.
In 2006, after years of freelance stage work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Joel stumbled upon voice acting. He was atrocious. Fortunately, and to everyone's surprise, he was a passable ADR director and adaptive screenwriter, and has worked in some capacity on over 80 titles to date.
As a director, Joel has worked on properties such as Tsubasa, Initial D, Heroic Age, Kenichi, Spice and Wolf, Big Windup!, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl, and Sgt. Frog.
Joel has also written on shows such as Claymore, Big Windup!, Ga-Rei: Zero, STRAIN, DBZ: Kai, D. Gray-man, Sands of Destruction, and Linebarrels of Iron.
Acting credits include Okami-san (Ryoshi), Sekirei (Minato), Big Windup! (Hanai), Baccano! (Jacuzzi Splot), Nabari No Ou (Yoite), Initial D (Takumi), Rin (Mary), Chrome-Shelled Regios (Haia), D. Grayman (Jasdero), Baka and Test (Kubo), Linebarrels of Iron (Yajima), and Heroic Age (Iolaos).
Even as we speak, Joel McDonald is plugging away on some awesome new show he cannot currently disclose. But with a little luck, he'll be able to tell you all about it real soon.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Kumoricon 2019 - November 15-17, 2019 in Portland, OR, USA
- Matsuricon 2019 - August 16-18, 2019 in Columbus, OH, USA
- A-Kon 2019 - June 27-30, 2019 in Dallas, TX, USA
- Fan Expo Dallas 2019 - May 3-5, 2019 in Dallas, TX, USA
- Anime Milwaukee 2019 - February 15-17, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI, USA 2018
- San Japan 2018 - August 31 - September 2, 2018 in San Antonio, TX, USA
- Kitsune Kon 2018 - July 20-22, 2018 in Green Bay, WI, USA
- AnimeIowa 2018 - July 13-15, 2018 in Des Moines, IA, USA
- Sakura-Con 2018 - March 30 - April 1, 2018 in Seattle, WA, USA
- Colorado Anime Fest 2018 - March 23-25, 2018 in Denver, CO, USA
- Kikori Con 2018 - March 2-4, 2018 in Flagstaff, AZ, USA 2017
- Youmacon 2017 - November 2-5, 2017 in Detroit, MI, USA
- ConnectiCon 2017 - July 6-9, 2017 in Hartford, CT, USA
- A-Kon 2017 - June 8-11, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX, USA
- Naka-Kon 2017 - March 10-12, 2017 in Overland Park, KS, USA
- Anime Milwaukee 2017 - February 17-19, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI, USA 2016
- Youmacon 2016 - November 3-6, 2016 in Detroit, MI, USA
- Kitsune Kon 2016 - July 22-24, 2016 in Green Bay, WI, USA
- Tokyo in Tulsa 2016 - July 15-17, 2016 in Tulsa, OK, USA
- Anime Festival Wichita 2016 - July 8-10, 2016 in Wichita, KS, USA
- Katsucon 2016 - February 12-14, 2016 in National Harbor, MD, USA 2015
- Youmacon 2015 - October 29 - November 1, 2015 in Detroit, MI, USA
- Anime Midwest 2015 - July 3-5, 2015 in Rosemont, IL, USA
- Armageddicon 2015 - April 3-5, 2015 in Columbus, OH, USA
- TexanCon 2015 - March 27-29, 2015 in Stephenville, TX, USA
- Kitsune Kon 2015 - March 20-22, 2015 in Green Bay, WI, USA
- Anime Milwaukee 2015 - February 13-15, 2015 in Milwaukee, WI, USA
- AlmaCon 2015 - February 6-8, 2015 in Alma, MI, USA 2014
- Haberkon 2014 - November 14-15, 2014 in Frisco, TX, USA
- Youmacon 2014 - October 30 - November 2, 2014 in Detroit, MI, USA
- Anime Central 2014 - May 16-18, 2014 in Rosemont, IL, USA
- Animate! Miami 2014 - January 17-19, 2014 in Miami, FL, USA 2013
- MegaCon 2013 - March 15-17, 2013 in Orlando, FL, USA 2012
- Anime Midwest 2012 - July 6-8, 2012 in Lisle, IL, USA
- Anime Expo 2012 - June 29 - July 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA, USA
- PortConMaine 2012 - June 21-24, 2012 in South Portland, ME, USA
- Anime Central 2012 - April 27-29, 2012 in Rosemont, IL, USA 2009
- Sakura-Con 2009 - April 10-12, 2009 in Seattle, WA, USA
38 confirmed guest appearances