BRYAN FIGUEROA (Rao Singha)
(Also as Giant Guai, Spider Fist Zhu, Chow, Yuen, and other additional voices)
Bryan Figueroa is a stage, film, and voice actor based in Buffalo, New York and is the creator of Everlasting Shenjiu. An actor of Puerto Rican descent, Bryan is born and raised in Buffalo where he studied acting at Buffalo State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. After graduating, he went on to perform for various professional theatre companies in Buffalo, involved with film and on camera acting, and earned a couple of awards along the way at the Artie Awards, Buffalo's equivalent to the Tony Awards. These awards would include an Outstanding Debut Award and Outstanding Ensemble of a Play as part of Subversive Theatre's production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Williams). With the theatre industry shutdown due to the pandemic in 2020, Bryan turned to voice acting to fuel his passion for acting as voice acting allows him to work remotely. Influenced by the pandemic and playing with the idea of creating a story about a wine that can cure anything, Bryan began creating the story of Everlasting Shenjiu using a combination of all his interests and ideas that includes the influence of the video game franchise Shenmue. Not only does Bryan perform as eccentric martial artist Rao Singha (and a variety of other characters) in Everlasting Shenjiu, but also serves as writer, producer, editor, and director. Everlasting Shenjiu is his first project in the world of voice acting.
CARALINE SWEET (Catherine "Cat" Hellshire)
Caraline Sweet is an actress, voice over artist and creator currently living and working out of New York. She is a passionate voice actress who loves to bring characters to life in audio-dramas, animation, gaming and more. Sweet is so excited and honored to be playing Cat Hellshire in Everlasting Shenjiu! Sweet also enjoys Japanese language and culture, Halloween and spooky culture, astrology, gaming and RPGs, singing and traveling.
CHELLY LI (Fenghua Jian)
Chelly Li is a bilingual voice actress based out of Toronto, Canada. She has an engaging and versatile voice that has brought many characters to life in animation, video games, dubs, and commercials. Chelly originally comes from a dance background, having trained in both ballet and Chinese classical dance. She draws upon those years of performance and storytelling experience to enhance her voiceover work. Outside of the booth, you can find her stalking the city’s foodie scene, blasting show tunes on long scenic drives, and putting Sriracha on foods it probably doesn’t belong on.
SAITO KABUYAMA (Narrator)
(Also as Henry Tian)
Saito Kabuyama is a voice actor and content creator with a commitment to both efficiency and quality. Voicing in multiple projects including The Waystation and Dragnarok, he is well-versed and flexible in his ability to bring characters to life.
DUSTIN VUONG NGUYEN (Milton Cheng)
Dustin Vuong Nguyen is a SAG-eligible, Vietnamese American actor based in Los Angeles. He is also a polyglot and speaks English, Spanish, French, and Vietnamese. Proudly represented by Dean Panaro Talent.
EDDY YEUNG (Ligon Wu)
Eddy Yeung is a bilingual Hong Kong voice actor in New York City. He has worked in projects such as Nezha in Dislyte, Batman in SPYSCAPE X Batman, and a few that are under NDA at the moment!
ALLEN CHAN (Kurokage)
(Also as the Bookie)
Allen Chan is a Cantonese-American voice actor based out of California. Today, you can hear his voice in live action movies like Spiritwalker and Ip Man: The Awakening, indie video games, visual novels, college animation films, narrative driven podcasts, and much more.
WILLIAM NUNN (Barty McGuigan)
(Also as TV Reporter)
William Nunn, AKA The Voice That Cooks, is a voice actor and content creator from Tennessee that plays Barty McGuigan in Everlasting Shenjiu. He has a great love for acting, improvisation, creating stories for the audio medium, and of course cooking. William also enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading the Dune Saga, and making Birria Tacos.
SAM YEOW (Grace Yi)
Sam is like a well-travelled cloud: she's multilingual, multi-accented and her multi-cultured personality means she can be bright and fluffy, ominous and stormy, soft and sensual, or anywhere in between. Her versatility in voice will bring your character and story to life, exuding your message from within the clouds.
REBECCA JENSEN UESUGI (Maltia Kamiyama)
Rebecca Jensen Uesugi is an experienced voice/on-camera actor and singer/ songwriter based in the Los Angeles area and is represented by Image Powerhouse and Prestigious Models. She has done film work both behind and in front of the camera in documentaries, commercials and informational films, and voiceover work in film, animation, audio dramas, commercials, and video games. Some recent credits include the live-action English dub voice of Dr. Lim Se-Eun in Seobok, the Pocket FM audiobooks The Bride Swap and Heartless in a Heartbeat, and both voiceover and an original koto composition for the Geisha's Road commercial. She is an accomplished vocalist and composer for guitar and piano who occasionally dabbles in violin, ukulele, taiko, koto and shamisen. When not busy with acting or music, she can be found practicing Okinawan karate, reading fantasy or sci-fi novels, or playing video games.
JOEY SOURLIS (Barty Entourage #1/Thug #5)
Joey is a voice actor of nearly a decade, who has voiced in multiple video games, animations, audio books and more. With an affinity for character and accent work, Joey makes sure to pack tons of emotion and personality into every powerhouse performance!
JONATHAN BULLOCK (Barty Entourage #2/Thug #4)
Jonathan has been a professional voiceover talent for over 10 years. In addition to being a voiceover and stage talent, he is also a voice and casting director. He is grateful for the opportunities he has had to work with companies such as Nike, Govee LEDs, Coca-Cola, Hi-Rez Studios, Bojangles, Circle K and many others~! He has a natural gentleness and humor to his voice, adding authenticity and groundedness to his performances.
VALORY PIERCE (Beautiful Vendor)
Valory Pierce is a multilingual on-camera & voiceover actress. She is fluent in English, Cantonese Chinese and conversational Mandarin. From a young age — her desire to perform and entertain, stemmed from her love to reenact scenes from late night Chinese dramas and animation shows she grew up watching. She is also skilled as a character illustrator and manga artist. While taking theatre classes in 2011, she fell in love with film acting and hasn’t looked back since. In 2016, she made her voiceover debut in the anime SKIP BEAT! directed by Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role) after he heard her perform one of her characters in studio. She made her videogame debut as “Tanina” in the popular online game GENSHIN IMPACT. As a content creator, Valory has amassed over 350,000+ subscribers on YouTube with 135,600,000+ views. She has worked and collaborated alongside brands such as Audible, Amino Apps, Sony Pictures Animation, ZAG Animation and more. Valory loves reading manga, obsessed with fairies and all things magical. She is usually either cuddling her dog Snow Weiss (yep, named after Weiss Schnee from RWBY) or shiny hunting pokemon.
FUNG WENDY CHENG (Dancer #1/Concert Announcer)
Fung Wendy Cheng (鄭風) is a Cantonese-Australian voice actress and game developer currently based in Sydney, Australia. Growing up, she spent most of her life living in both Australia and Hong Kong, therefore she is familiar with the cultures of both areas and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. Outside of her working life, Wendy is a keen cafe crawler, a wannabe streamer and an all around music enjoyer. Secretly wants to be a Melbourne-sider.
VERA TAN (Dancer #2)
Vera Tan is a Singaporean Australian voice actor and singer who also enjoys sashimi, sewing, drawing, sreading, and other hobbies that start with 'S'.
WALTER MACK (Thug #1)
Walter Mack is a Chinese-American voice actor in San Francisco. He has voiced in indie video games, animations, audio dramas and recently made his live action dubbing debut. In his free time he's often watching (or re-watching) movies or convincing his friends to go to the theater.
JAY LAI (Thug #2)
Jay Lai is a Chinese-American voice actor based in Houston, Texas. His voice is described as young and engaging, helping bring attention and creativity to stories. Jay's voice can also be heard in animations, audiobooks, narrations, and much more. Alongside voice acting, he also works as a 3D Animation, Motion Graphics, and VFX Artist. Whatever the project may be, Jay is there to help bring it to life in whatever shape or form!
XUAN VINH HUYNH (Thug #3)
Xuan Vinh Huynh is a Filipino-Vietnamese Voice Actor in Sydney, Australia. His passion for voice acting started out during the high school days at the age of 15 as he honed his abilities and found joy with breathing life into characters. Other projects he's voiced in include Clea 2, Magnetic Bonds & Havoc Fox.
RICHARD CARTLIDGE (Music Composer)
Richard Cartlidge is a composer from Sheffield, UK. Richard began piano lessons at 6 years old when his parents sought an instructor in order for him to have a hobby outside of school. As a composer himself, his piano tutor proved to be an inspiration as an early role model for Richard and continued to teach him until he passed the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams. At 15, Richard began experimenting with writing his own music, playing in bands and later attending university to pursue his passion further. The music of the Shenmue video games had defined a huge part of his childhood. After playing them again, he remembered partly what he loved about them in the first place which was the music. Since then, Richard has been inspired to write music of a similar style to that of Shenmue and have collaborated with other like minded fans on Shenmue related projects, going so far as to even visit Dobuita, Japan in 2015. Richard's music can be defined as instrumental video game music, though he borrowed from many musical influences ranging from film music to Traditional Japanese and Chinese music. Richard has released 3 Shenmue inspired albums: Serenity, Ukiyo, and Saisei. Some of the pieces in those albums are featured in Everlasting Shenjiu. Whilst collaborating with Bryan Figueroa on Everlasting Shenjiu, Richard has also recently been working on another collaboration ‘The Dragon and Phoenix collection’ re-creating music from the first two Shenmue games.
SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE VARIOUS MUSICAL ARTISTS FOR THEIR WONDERFUL MUSIC:
DARREN CURTIS, PERITUNE, CLAUDINE WEST, HAMELSHAMMUSIC, ENMUSIC, THE YOUNG PRETENDER, BRAIS GONZALEZ, CEDRIC SIMON