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Mick Lauer

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Mick Lauer (born December 10, 1980),[2] also known by his online pseudonym RicePirate, is a Taiwanese-American professional voice actor, internet personality, and animator. He is best known for his work in voice over, internet animations, as well as being an editor and co-star of the podcast “SleepyCast”.

Career[edit]

Animation[edit]

In 2010, Lauer began his animation career on NewGrounds[1] joining under the name "RicePirate[2]". His first rise to online recognition followed the release of a short kinetic typographical animation titled "Dot Dot Dot", which featured animated text accompanying the dramatic reading of a poorly written game review by a Newgrounds user.

His current venture is a passion project, ‘Blood Sun Vendetta’, an original motion-comic based in the ‘Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’ universe.[3]

Voice Over[edit]

Lauer trained in voice acting under the indomitable Jay Snyder (Dan Green) at Edge Studio (NYC), and is currently represented by Dean Panaro Talent[4] (LA).

While he has voiced for hundreds of online and independent projects, his professional voice work includes (but is not limited to); League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Smite, Paladins, Sekiro, YuGiOh! Zexal, Dust: An Elysian Tale, and is currently voicing Percival 'Wheelie' Wheeler for LEGO City Adventures (TV Series) on Nickelodeon.

SleepyCabin[edit]

After moving to Philadelphia in 2015, Mick joined a number of other NewGrounds creators and became a member of their production team “SleepyCabin”, though their main creative collaboration would take form in a podcast, the “SleepyCast”. The other main members of the group being Will Stamper, Chris “Oney” O’Neill, Zach “Psychicpebbles” Hadel, Cory ‘Spazkid’, Jeff ‘JohnnyUtah’ and Niall Murray.

In late 2016, SleepyCabin disbanded, although occasional podcasts and streams have surfaced since.

Youtube[edit]

While Mick (RicePirate) is best known on Youtube for his animated shorts and parodies, he has collaborated with many dozens of other content creators on various projects.

Collaborators include — JonTron (Starcade, voicing various roles); OneyNG (OneyPlays, as a recurring guest); Markiplier (various live-action shorts); Jaboody Dubs (voice actor); TeamFourStar (voicing various roles); and numerous animators and content creators.

Personal life[edit]

Mick was born in Washington state, after which he and his family moved from the United States to Taipei, Taiwan when he was nine years old. He spent the next several years moving to various Asian countries before settling down in his hometown of Woodinville, Washington. He later moved to New York City to attend NYU, and continued to live there until 2013. In 2015 he and his spouse (Alison Moehnke) divorced, and Lauer moved to Philadelphia.

He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, with three years of conservatory training from the Atlantic Theater Company, one year at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London), a final year focusing on film & television performance with the StoneStreet Studio, training in improvisation at UCB (NYC), and voice over training at Edge Studio (NYC).

As of 2017, he lives and works in Burbank, California.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Epiodes Source
2019 Lego City Adventures Police Chief Percival "Wheelie" Wheeler (voice) 5 [5]
2015 - 2017 Starter Squad Hitmonchan (voice) 2 [6]
2011 - 2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Roku (English version, voice) 146 [7]


Video Games
Year Title Role Source
2019 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Additional Character Performances (voice) [8]
2018 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Mag'har Orc (Male) (voice)
2018 Hunt Down the Freeman Sergeant Mitchell (voice)
2017 A Hat in Time Badge Seller (voice)
2016 Owlboy Molstrom (voice)
2016 Paladins Fernando (FN-01 Helios Skin) / Khan (voice)
2015 Apotheon Ares (voice)
2014 Smite Cernunnos / Hou Ru Kai Hou Yi (voice)
2012 Dust: An Elysian Tail Elder Gray Eyes (voice)
2009 League of Legends God-King Garen (voice)
2004 World of Warcraft Various (voice)


Podcasts
Year Title Role Episodes Source
2014 - Present SleepyCast Self/RicePirate 58 [9]
Web series
Year Title Role Episode Source
2019 Hazbin Hotel (pre-production) Husk (voice) 1 [10]
2013 - 2018 LORE in a Minute! Narrator, Additional Character Performances (voice) 9
2018 Blaze and the Monster Machines Carnival Barker 1
2018 Wilford 'Motherloving' Warfstache Detective (Abe) 1
2017 The Lost Starfighter Frengk (voice) 1
2017 Who Killed Markiplier? (Chapters 1, 2 + BTS) Detective (Abe) 3
2016 Dungeon Dynamite The Economancer
2016 BPTV: Pilot Mr. Boss (voice) 1
2016 Vampire Pixel in the Neon City Gang Leader (voice) 1
2016 Retro Arcade Anime: R-TYPE Player 1 (voice) 1
2016 Hellsing Ultimate Abridged KKK Leader (voice, as Ricerpirate) 1
2014 - 2015 JonTron's StarCade Narrator / Palpatine / Darth Vader / C3PO / Empire NES / Gungan (voice) 6
2015 Super Android 13 Abridged Android 13 (voice, as RicePirate) 1
2015 Sonex the Hodgehead: Episodes 1 Tail / Dr. Robotnex (voice, as Ricepirate) 1
2015 The History of Trunks Abridged TJ (voice, as Ricepirate)
2014 Mister Crystal Mister Crystal (voice)
2012 - 2014 Animeme Overly Manly Man / Actual Advice Mallard / Gramma Finds Internet / Anti-Joke Chicken / Pick Up Line Panda / Karate Kyle / Batman / Karate Master (voice) 25
2013 Attack on Titan Abridged Jean (voice, as RicePirate) 1
2013 How It Should Have Ended Qui-Gon Jinn / Darth Maul 1
2013 Animeme Rap Battles Forever Alone (voice) 1
2013 Don't Touch Pac-Man Pac-Man (voice, as Ricepirate) 1
2012 Joy Incorporated Bert 1
2012 Hellbenders Guy 1 / Jesus / Mark Ette / Icecream Man (voice) 4
2012 Dragonzball PeePee Kakka Carrot Cake (voice, as Ricepirate) 1
2012 Wingardium Leviosa Snape (voice, as Ricepirate) 1
2012 TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise Triplebeard the Questgiver (voice) 1
2011 IFamily Tree Narrator (voice) 1
2011 Dragonzball P Kakka Carrot Cake (voice, as Ricepirate) 1
2011 Echo Force Zero Raga, Six (voice) 1
2011 Madness Heist Red (voice) 1
2010 Satan Hates You The 'Voice' (uncredited) 1
2009 Tragedies for Children of All Ages Narrator (voice) 1
2009 The Viewer The Viewer 1
2008 I Can See You Radio Voice 1
2004 The Woman Who Split Before Dinner Guy Flatt 1
2001 No2 Culver 1

References[edit]

  1. "NewGrounds". Newgrounds.com. Retrieved 2019-09-13. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "RicePirate". Newgrounds.com. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  3. "Ricepirate". ricepirate.com. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  4. "Mick Lauer". Dean Panaro Talent. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  5. LEGO City Adventures, retrieved 2019-09-13
  6. Starter Squad, retrieved 2019-09-13
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, retrieved 2019-09-13
  8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Video Game 2019) - IMDb, retrieved 2019-09-13
  9. "SleepyCabin". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  10. Hazbin Hotel, retrieved 2019-09-13

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