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Interview: with the voice of Bowser, Kenny James Empty Interview: with the voice of Bowser, Kenny James

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Writers BreRoxAwesomeSox and Gamergy got an interview with Kenny James, the voice actor of Bowser, at Indy PopCon. You can see the video here and the transcripts below it




Bre: “Chris and Bre here with WiiWareWave, and we’re here with Kenny James, the voice of Bowser. Thank you for being with us.”

Bre: “What’s your favorite thing about being a voice actor?”

Kenny James: “Getting to play. Charles [Martinet] and I agree on this all the time. It’s like you get to go in somebody’s sandbox and just goof off. You just get to play around, it’s fun”

Bre: “How did you become a voice actor?”

James: “I decided I wanted to do it, and so I created a website back in about 2001 when the internet was still pretty new. I built a little website using HTML and I got a demo made. It got to the right people by accident, it was the right place and the right time. Next thing I know I’m Bowser for 14 years.”

Bre: “What’s your favorite character you voice?”

James: “Bowser, cause that’s the only one I really make any money off of, and not a lot. Trust me. I’ve done some other little things. I did a character that told bible stories at this megachurch in North Carolina. I can’t remember when the church is called, but I was a little green dragon that told bible stories laughs

Chris: “So you’re always playing a green dragon?”
James: “Yeah it seems that way laughs there always seems to be a theme here. Only bowser was [a deep voice] and the green dragon was a [high pitched voice]”

Bre: “What’s something that you feel like every voice actor must constantly be doing”

James: “I drink [water]. I’m the worst enemy of my own voice. One of the things I actually do is if I’m going to be recording something I start hydrating the day before. If I’m in a show like a musical where I’m singing. I will hydrate until I can’t stand it anymore.”

Chris: “How many bottles of water do you think you drink on a full take?”

James: “A 2-hour session I’ll drink at least 6 20-oz bottles of water. You get to where you don’t even think about it anymore. You get to the point where you think “If I drink any more water I’m gonna die”

Chris: “Does your boss get mad if you take breaks all the time?”

James: “No, they’ll offer me breaks and I’ll go ‘nope!’ they’ll say ‘do you want to rest for a bit?’ and I’m like ‘nope nope nope lets go, lets finish it up’"

Bre: “We have is a really fun [question], what’s your favorite Mario Party?”

James: “I don’t know, I like all of them. I know it’s a cheesy answer but I like everything I’ve been put on, because it’s super jazzy. The first time I heard my voice on the game I wasn’t that happy with it was Super Mario Strikers. You know Bowser drops in, I didn’t find out until later that I was the robot team too.  When [Super Mario] Galaxy came around, I was like, “oh listen to me! Ever since then I’ve been “oh it’s me, it’s me!”

Bre: laughs

James: "I have no real favorite, Meowser was in [Super Mario] 3D World, and because inventing the sound on the spot I was really happy with it."

Chris: "If you have kids, do you play the games you voiced in?"

James: “My son has played some, he’s 24 now but he’s played [some of] the games. He probably doesn’t now he’s more of a Fortnite guy. He’s a beast [at it]”

Chris: “Last one, who do you think in a fight? Waluigi, Wario, Mario, or Bowser?”

James: “Depends on who’s playing laughs

Chris: “Free-for-all, the characters are like the canon ones”

James: “I’m just gonna have to go with Bowser”

Chris: “That’s fine, I’d have to agree. Bowser in Galaxy [was strong] I don’t know how Mario won that one”

James: Laughs “I know, then Bowser was so sad at the end of that."

We even got to talk more with Kenny James after the interview, and he was a very cool guy. Definitely visit him if he comes to a local convention!
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Comments

GeekyGamerZack
on July 6th 2019, 4:13 pmGeekyGamerZack
Whoa, you guys got to interview the voice of BOWSER?! That's freaking amazing! Shocked
Towafan7
Awesome interview guys! You were Super! victory
TechnicalIssues8
on July 7th 2019, 3:57 pmTechnicalIssues8
That was a great interview. All I have to say is awesome!
Krazyredd
Krazy good interview!
unrealgamergirl
on July 10th 2019, 10:08 pmunrealgamergirl
@GeekyGamerZack He was so awesome, we got an autograph too! He is so funny and sweet!

@TowaFan7 thank you!

@KrazyRedd Thank you we had a good time doing this! Smile
Tsubasa
@unrealgamergirl @Gamergy Awesome interview with Bowser, Mario and Peach! Smile
catfood
Excellent interview! Great job you two!
Zatchbell
on July 14th 2019, 1:31 amZatchbell
Amazing interview. Kenny James is literally Bowser to me. Very Happy
GeekyGamerZack
on July 15th 2019, 7:12 amGeekyGamerZack
@Zatchbell I feel the same way about Doug. Razz
Towafan7
I worry about Doug sometimes. Like will some crazed fan throw a turtle at his face?! Razz
GeekyGamerZack
on July 16th 2019, 1:30 amGeekyGamerZack
@Towafan7 Hey, I'm more worried about someone throwing a Wii Balance Board at Reggie! lol!
Navi
Great interview! These are the kinds of articles you guys need to focus on. Interview: with the voice of Bowser, Kenny James 631737971
Neptune
on September 16th 2019, 3:58 pmNeptune
Nice interview @Gamergy @unrealgamergirl!
Kain
on September 30th 2019, 11:27 amKain
Nice interview.
GeekyGamerZack
on September 30th 2019, 2:34 pmGeekyGamerZack
Okay, I've DEFINITELY only just woken up, as I misread the title on the hub page as "Interview with the Face of Boe" and had to do a double-take.

Either that or I've been watching too much Doctor Who lately. Or perhaps a little of both.
LizofDoom
on September 30th 2019, 8:05 pmLizofDoom
Good interview @Gamergy!
RWBY Yellow = Yang
on November 9th 2019, 12:34 amRWBY Yellow = Yang
Awesome interview, Bowser approves Very Happy
Nell TU
on November 9th 2019, 5:08 pmNell TU
Amazing interview @Gamergy!
Gold_Miner
on November 9th 2019, 10:14 pmGold_Miner
@Gamergy You are so lucky to have had the chance to meet Kenny James! I'm extremely jealous! Surprised
Sakura chan
on November 10th 2019, 12:52 pmSakura chan
Nice interview! Smile
Chickgoboom
on November 10th 2019, 2:36 pmChickgoboom
OMG you got to interview Bowser! Shocked
Kangaroozoo
on November 10th 2019, 6:08 pmKangaroozoo
Kenny James seems like a swell bloke! afro
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