Voice acting stars of the wildly popular “Overwatch” video game — Jonny Cruz (Lúcio) and Gaku Space (Genji) — discuss their careers, share often funny behind-the-scenes stories and answer fan questions at their 2018 Fan Expo Canada panel in Toronto.
“Overwatch” is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, released in 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows platforms. “Overwatch” takes place on earth in the near future, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of key locations around the world. The game features a diverse cast of 21 unique heroe — each armed with extraordinary weapons and incredible abilities. Across a variety of vibrant and intricately designed maps, players must work together to complete various objectives, swapping heroes to adapt to the ever-changing situation and combining their powers to unleash devastating combos. Since launch, players have swapped heroes hundreds of millions of times and teamed up to deliver payloads in the tens of millions to their destinations on the battlefields of tomorrow. In addition to being a smash with players around the world, Overwatch is a critical hit, and is one of the best-reviewed games of the year. GameSpot has called Overwatch “something spectacular,” while Forbes wrote that “Overwatch, quite simply, is a miracle” and that it’s “a game for everyone.” According to Game Informer, “Overwatch is an amazing experience,” concluding in its 10-out-of-10 review that “things will never be the same.”
Jonny Cruz is an American actor, scriptwriter, producer, filmmaker and musician. He has appeared in the films “Walking Tall: Lone Justice,” “Infiltrators” and “Haunting at the Beacon.” His previous television credits include “General Hospital,” “Prison Break” and “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.” As a producer, Cruz has worked on the films “Small Timers” and “Hold,” and on the web series “Cool Wheels.” Jonny is also the guitarist in his band, “Power Up” based in Los Angeles/Hollywood, California.
Gaku Space is a Japanese-born actor and producer best known for his television roles in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Shake It Up,” and as ‘Goki’ in the “Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist” media franchise. He also performed in the short films “The Passion” and “It’s Jennifer.” Space has lent his voice to other video games including “X-Men: Destiny” where he portrayed ‘Sunfire’ and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” as the ‘Foot Clan.’