Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Director, screenwriter, actor|
Thomas Booker is an American actor, writer, director, and improvisational comedian. He is best known for his role as Keel Lorenz in Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth its sequel The End of Evangelion and the Amazon redub of Rebuild of Evangelion.He is also the owner of The Institution Theater in Austin, Texas.
Booker was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he graduated from Nathan Hale High School. As an undergraduate, he was "Top Dawg", University of Oklahoma's mascot. He moved to Chicago and, in 1986, began studying improvisation at The Second City Training Center before studying with legendary improv guru Del Close at ImprovOlympic.
Booker moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and formed Theater-A-Go-Go! with Laura Hall.In 1994 Booker made his television debut as Jinxo in the Babylon 5 episode, "Grail". He also began teaching improv and sketch writing at The Second City Training Center in Los Angeles. His movie debut came in a minor role in the 1995 film Jury Duty. In 2001 he had the voice role of Keel Lorenz in Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and its sequel The End of Evangelion he later reprised the role in the Amazon redub of Rebuild of Evangelion. He had another minor role in the 1998 mockumentary The Thin Pink Line as a wet underwear contestant. Tom also co-wrote and co-directed (with producing partner Jon Kean) the feature film Kill the Man starring Luke Wilson, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. He also played the role of Biily Bob in the film.
|1994||Babylon 5||Jinxo||Season 1, episode 15 (Grail)|
|1995||Jury Duty||Press Runner||Minor role|
|1997||Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth||Keel Lorenz (voice)||English dub|
|The End of Evangelion|
|1998||The Thin Pink Line||Wet Underwear Contestant|
|1999||Kill the Man||Billy Bob||Co-writer and co-director|
|2001||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Limo Driver||Season 2, episode 10 (The Massage)|
|2004||Channel 101||France||TV movie|
|My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss||Consultant - Episode "How Low Can You Go?"|
|Faking It USA||Himself||Acting Coach - Episode "3 'R's to Protecting Stars"|
|2006||Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes||Himself||Video documentary|
|2010||Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase||Insurance Manager||Pilot Episode|
|2011||Hot Dogs & Hand Grenades||Tom Arlene||TV movie|
|Days of Delusion||Stuart|
|2015||29 Light Years||Adam's Boss|
|2021||Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone||Keel Lorenz (voice)||Prime Video English dub|
|2021||Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance||Keel Lorenz (voice)||Prime Video English dub|
|2021||Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo||Keel Lorenz (voice)||Prime Video English dub|
|2010–Present||Rooster Teeth Shorts||Various|
|2015–Present||On the Spot||Himself||Recurring Guest|
Neon Genesis Evangelion, also known simply as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Gainax and animated by Tatsunoko, directed by Hideaki Anno and broadcast on TV Tokyo from October 1995 to March 1996. Evangelion is set fifteen years after a worldwide cataclysm named Second Impact, particularly in the futuristic fortified city of Tokyo-3. The protagonist is Shinji Ikari, a teenage boy who is recruited by his father Gendo to the shadowy organization Nerv to pilot a giant bio-machine mecha named Evangelion into combat against beings known as Angels.
Amanda Winn-Lee is an American semi-retired voice actress, ADR director and script writer who works mainly on anime dubs. She was the voice of Mimiru in .hack//SIGN, Rally Vincent in Gunsmith Cats, Yohko Mano in Devil Hunter Yohko, Momiji Kushinada in Blue Seed and was featured most notably as Rei Ayanami of Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. Aside from voice work she quite often handles production, ADR direction and the scripting of various projects for her dubbing company Gaijin Productions, LLC. She has also been credited as Amanda Winn, before she was married.
Gendo Ikari is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, created by Gainax. In the original anime series with the same name, Gendo is the supreme commander of the special agency Nerv, which is dedicated to the study and annihilation of Angels, a series of mysterious enemies of humans. Gendo is grief-stricken by the sudden death of his wife Yui, and abandons his son Shinji Ikari to devote himself to a plan named Human Instrumentality Project. Years later, Gendo asks Shinji to pilot a giant mecha named Evangelion; his pragmatic, cold, and calculating attitude leads him to use any means to achieve his personal goals. He also appears in the franchise's animated feature films and related media, video games, the original net animation Petit Eva: Evangelion@School, the Rebuild of Evangelion films, and the manga adaptation by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.
Motomu Kiyokawa was a Japanese actor who specializes in voice acting. Among other roles, he is known for voicing Walter C. Dornez in "Hellsing", Gargoyle in "Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water", Kōzō Fuyutsuki in "Neon Genesis Evangelion", and Tippy in "Is the Order a Rabbit?".
Kazuya Tsurumaki is a Japanese anime director. He was born on February 2, 1966, in the city of Gosen, located in the Niigata Prefecture.
Asuka Langley Soryu is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise created by Gainax. She first appears in the original anime series, and also appears in the franchise's animated feature films and related media, including video games, the Rebuild of Evangelion films, and the manga adaptation by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Yūko Miyamura voices Asuka in Japanese in all her animated appearances and merchandise. In English, Tiffany Grant voices her in the ADV Films dub, while Stephanie McKeon voices her in the Netflix dub.
Misato Katsuragi is a fictional character from the Gainax-created media franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion. In the eponymous anime television series, Misato is head of the operations department of the special agency Nerv, and is in charge of directing and devising war strategies needed to defeat mysterious beings named Angels. Due to childhood emotional traumas, she developed a frivolous, exuberant character and a disordered lifestyle. The character also appears in the franchise's animated feature films and related media, including video games, the original net animation Petit Eva: Evangelion@School, the Rebuild of Evangelion films, and the manga adaptation by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.
Kaworu Nagisa, real name Tabris, is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise created by Gainax. In the series of the same name, he is the pilot of a giant mecha named Evangelion Unit 02 for the special agency Nerv. Kaworu is the seventeenth and final member of a series of enemies which threaten humanity named Angels. When he arrives at Nerv, he meets Eva-01 pilot Shinji Ikari, showing great affection towards him. After revealing his nature as an Angel, he asks Shinji to kill him to allow humanity to survive. Kaworu appears in the franchise's animated feature films and related media, video games, the original net animation Petit Eva: Evangelion@School, the Rebuild of Evangelion films, and the manga adaptation by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. He also has a prominent role in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, the third film of the Rebuild saga.
The End of Evangelion is a 1997 Japanese anime science fiction film written by Hideaki Anno, directed by Anno and Kazuya Tsurumaki, and animated by Gainax and Production I.G. It serves as an alternate ending to the television series Neon Genesis Evangelion, which aired from 1995 to 1996 and ended with two episodes that became controversial.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth, also romanized in Japan as Evangelion: Death and Evangelion: Rebirth, is a 1997 Japanese animated science fiction psychological drama film. It is the first installment of the Neon Genesis Evangelion feature film project and consists of two parts. The project, whose overarching title translates literally to New Century Gospel: The Movie, was released in response to the success of the TV series and a strong demand by fans for an alternate ending. Its components have since been re-edited and re-released several times.
Mary Benton Faber is an American actress. She graduated from the Governor's School for the Arts and Brandeis University.
Allison Keith-Shipp is an American voice actress who is best known for her English-dubbing work with ADV Films on anime movies and television series as Neon Genesis Evangelion, in which she voiced the character Misato Katsuragi. Keith was introduced to voice acting by Amanda Winn Lee when they were in an improv troupe together, and began with the part of Gamera in Gunsmith Cats; she cites Sakura in Blue Seed as her favorite character. She has a bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Houston, and a teacher's certification. She used to live in New York and Los Angeles doing occasional work for Central Park Media and Bandai Entertainment. In 2009, she reprised her role as Misato Katsuragi for the Rebuild of Evangelion films for Funimation, and has been doing voice work for Sentai Filmworks.
Rebuild of Evangelion, known in Japan and on Amazon Prime Video as Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition, is a Japanese animated film series and a retelling of the original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime television series, produced by Studio Khara. Hideaki Anno served as the writer and general manager of the project, with Kazuya Tsurumaki and Masayuki directing the films themselves. Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Ikuto Yamashita and Shirō Sagisu returned to provide character designs, mechanical designs and music respectively.
Jason Christopher Lee is an American voice actor and video editor who co-founded the dubbing studio Gaijin Productions with his wife Amanda Winn-Lee. He uses the stage name Jaxon Lee.
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone. is a 2007 Japanese animated science fiction action film, written and chiefly directed by Hideaki Anno. It is the first installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, based on the anime television series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The story, which is set in the futuristic city of Tokyo-3 fifteen years after a planetary catastrophe known as the Second Impact, focuses on Shinji Ikari, a boy who is recruited by the special agency Nerv to pilot a giant mecha known as an Eva unit and fight, along with fellow pilot Rei Ayanami, against a mysterious species named Angels. The film features the same cast of voice actors from the original series, including Megumi Ogata as Shinji Ikari, Megumi Hayashibara as Rei Ayanami, and Kotono Mitsuishi as Misato Katsuragi.
The Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise has had various soundtracks, remix albums and compilations released around it. The franchise has sold more than 9 million albums and singles.
Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese media franchise created by Hideaki Anno and owned by Khara. Most of the franchise features an apocalyptic mecha action story, which revolves around the efforts by the paramilitary organization NERV to fight hostile beings called Angels, using giant humanoids called Evangelions that are piloted by select teenagers. Subsequent works deviate from this theme to varying degrees, focusing more on romantic interactions between the characters, plotlines not present in the original works, and reimaginings of the conflicts from the original works.