Talk:Kenneth W. James

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Move to Kenny James[edit]

This is the probably the only article where he Is written with a different name then other articles by CHristopher10006

where Did James voice Bowser for Super Mario 3D Land? KingOfBoo 18:46, 10 November 2011 (EST)

When...[edit]

... James was born? We can add this information in the page! --Flag of Italy.pngSuperMarioThree!! 12:58, 12 July 2013 (EDT)

Interview[edit]

I recently got contact with Kenny James and interview him in order to expand his page. He was really nice and accepted it.

- What is your date of birth? (You don't have to reveal your age if you prefer.)
I'm 52.

- Where were you born?
Born in Nevada and grew up in Texas.

- What was your life throughout school like? Would you classify yourself in a group? What sort of activities were you into?
I was a class clown. Never really cared much for sports. I was one of the laid back kids.

- You are an actor right?
I've been very active in community theater for 10 years. Before that I used to be lead singer in several bands.

- Was that something what you always wanted to do? Do you remember the exact year you started?
I always thought that acting would be fun. I started acting in February 2010. I probably starting singing in 1988.

- How did you got into voice over?
I got the idea to start voice over in 2001. Never really worked on it until a few years later. One of the first auditions I got was for Bowser. I took a shot, and got the part.

- Do you remember that first game you started voicing Bowser?
The first game that was released with my voice was Super Mario Strikers for the Game Cube.

- Is it true you did an additional voice in the game like the Super Team (the robots)?
If I did it was done by Nintendo. The sessions are a buy out and they use the recordings as they see fit. All of the titles I have credit for were done from 3 recording sessions.

- Are you a fan of video games, or do you even or ever play them?
Yes I have been a fan of video games since Pong. In fact, when you contacted me I was playing Star Wars Battlefront. And Hitman.

- Is there anything you tend to say/do a lot when portraying Bowser?
When performing Bowser in the studio I tend to make claw hands. Somehow it helps me sound like a monster!

- What do you like about Bowser?
I like that he behaves like a spoiled child. He has to have his way.

- Asides Bowser, is there anything voice over you done for video games or non-video games?
I have voiced a few characters for two different online Dr. Who audio series. Also, I have a four audio books on Audible.com. I currently audition for just about any voice work.

- Have you ever hear or met Charles Martinet (Mario's voice) as well as other character voice actors living in Washington?
Actually, I met Charles at Bad Animals studios during the session for Bowser's Inside Story. We sat in the lounge during lunch. He' s very nice. He flew from California to Seattle to record.

- Anyone besides him you know, like Samantha Kelly (Princess Peach's voice)?
I did meet Samantha briefly during the same session. And the producer that I worked with has done some of the character sounds.

- Is this what she looks like?
She looks familiar. We only met in the hall at the studio.

- Do you play Nintendo games, are you a fan, what are your favorites from them?
My first Nintendo games were Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt. Then I really liked playing the games on the Super NES. My favorite on the Wii is Mario Kart Wii. I have to admit I haven't played 3D World. I'd love to see how the Cat Bowser turned out. During recording we called him Meowser.

- Do you have work outside of acting?
Yes. I work for a propane company as a service technician.

- What do you like to do outside of work?
I like to play games, watch TV and act in community theater. I'm currently cast in The Musical of Musicals (The Musical). I also like to cook. I'm a pretty good home chef.

- Do you happen to have a headshot, we can add to the wiki's article, with your permission. To be honest, i really don't where the current one came from.
If it is the picture of me with really long hair, that one is from about 2001. I took it with a Web cam. Funny. I don't use headshots, but I can probably find you something to use.

- Thank you, Mr. James. Am going to end here, but might be a few question i might ask. But, thank you for chatting with me, this will really help expanding the article a lot. Again, thank you for your time and good night.
Your welcome!
Kenny James

He also give me a photo of him to add on his page. --Alien Bunny Sprite.pngL151Onnanoko transparent WC98.png 00:00, 22 March 2016 (EDT)

Mario Party 7[edit]

Didn't Kenny James voice Bowser in Mario Party 7. According to Bowser's article it says he voiced him in 2005 and I only heard a similar voice in Mario Party 7. If this is true could I add it to the voice list. The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 16:06, 5 October 2016 (EDT)

No. In MP7, he has his voice from MP6. RickTommy (talk) 09:19, 9 October 2016 (EDT)

Full name thing[edit]

Should we establish some consistency here? Do we use full names like here and Samantha Kelly or nicknames as with Jen Taylor, Nate Bihldorff, Kate Flemming, and Mike Vaughn? Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:45, 18 November 2016 (EST)

The credits of many Mario games call him by his full name so... The RPG Gamer (talk) (edits) MLPJKingBoo.png 18:57, 18 November 2016 (EST)