Loren Lester, the voice of Robin & Nightwing talks about the new Batman & Harley Quinn animated film, how he broke into voice acting and his upcoming role on FOX’s The Orville.

Loren Lester The Orville Star

PLUS: We welcome Destiny NY creator Pat Shand in studio to discuss his successful Kickstarter and play OVER/UNDER on the upcoming Fall TV season!


PAT SHAND writes comics (Destiny NY, Vampire Emmy, Van Helsing) and novels (Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy). He lives in New York with his wife Amy and their army of cats. Find him @PatShand pretty much everywhere.

LOREN LESTER, a native of Los Angeles, began his career as a teenager and has accumulated more than 30 years of film, stage and television credits. In his early years, he played the evil hall monitor “Fritz Hansel” in the cult classic film Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979) and he recurred for five seasons as “Roy” on The Facts of Life (1979) opposite ‘Nancy McKeon’.

Since then. Loren has appeared in more than 200 episodic including Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), The Closer (2005), Undercovers (2010), Greek (2007), Cold Case (2003), Criminal Minds (2005), Castle (2009), Two and a Half Men (2003), Notes from the Underbelly (2007) (directed by Barry Sonnenfeld), Side Order of Life (2007) (directed by David Paymer), and Las Vegas (2003) (directed by Timothy Busfield).

He is now recurring on the HBO hit comedy series Hung (2009), directed by Academy Award winner Alexander Payne, and the Nickelodeon series Victorious (2010).

Recent motion pictures include the 2010 releases The Green Hornet (2011) (starring Seth Rogen, directed by Michel Gondry), Hit List (2011) (starring Joey Lawrence) and “After the Wizard”, a new sequel to The Wizard of Oz (1939). Other films include 17 Again (2009) (starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry), the Wes Craven suspense thriller Red Eye (2005) starring Rachel McAdams) and Midnight Clear (2006) (starring Stephen Baldwin).

As a voice-over artist, Loren is best known for creating the roles of “Robin” and “Nightwing” on Batman: The Animated Series (1992) (aka Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures (1997) (aka The Adventures of Batman and Robin).

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