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FELICIA DAY

JUNE 2024 

Pass the cake, it’s Felicia Day’s birthday this month. The incredible actress, singer, writer, and web series creator turns 45 on the 28th and we can’t think of a better person to celebrate in this month’s Actor Appreciation. 

EWAN MCGREGOR

MAY 2024 

We hope you had a fantastic May the 4th and that the 5th only took mild revenge. To celebrate Star Wars this month, we’re looking at the career of a man who’s known for having the high ground, Ewan McGregor, AKA Obi-Wan Kenobi.  

SOFIA BOUTELLA

Sofia Boutella as Rebel Moon standing in a field

APRIL 2024

She has no choice but to fight. So, are you ready for round two? Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver comes out this month and we’re celebrating by appreciating the talents of, the one and only, Sofia Boutella. 

MATTHEW LILLARD

Matthew Lillard dressed as Shaggy giving a double thumbs up

MARCH 2024

Zoinks! We can’t believe it’s already been 20 years since Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed came out. We guess the only thing to do is grab a sandwich and some Scooby Snacks while we appreciate the talents of Matthew Lillard, AKA Shaggy.  

SARAH NATOCHENNY

Sarah Natochenny in a white shirt holding an Ash Ketchum mask

FEBRUARY 2024

She’s Ash Ketchum from Pallet Town and she’s become a Pokémon Champion. As Ash passes the torch to the next generation of trainers with Pokémon Horizons debuting this month, we want to appreciate Sarah Natochenny who has been the voice of Ash since 2006.  

VINCENT D'ONOFRIO

JANUARY 2024

To kick off the new year, we’re appreciating the talent of the one and only Vincent D’Onofrio. You know and love him as Kingpin in Daredevil, but let’s take a look at some of his other works as we get ready to binge all the episodes of Echo.  

2023 APPRECIATIONS

KEN PAGE

Tara Strong poses powerfully in a red leather jacket

DECEMBER 2023

T’was the nightmare before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a... sack of bugs? To celebrate the holly, jolly season of ol’ Sandy Claws, we’re appreciating the talent of Ken Page, AKA the gambling boogieman himself: Oogie Boogie.

DAVID TENNANT

Jessie Grelle smiles for the camera

NOVEMBER 2023

Get your sonic screwdriver and allons-y, we’re going on an adventure. In honor of the release of the 60th specials, we’re appreciating the career of one of our favorite Doctors, David Tennant.

JAMES MARSTERS

James Marsters looking at the camera with a smirk

OCTOBER 2023

We’re ready to rock. Or act, read an audiobook, voice a video game character... What hasn’t he done? This month, we’re appreciating the limitless talent of James Marsters AKA Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

TARA STRONG

Tara Strong poses powerfully in a red leather jacket

JULY 2023

She’s brought Bubbles, Raven, Timmy, and more to life. While we appreciate Tara Strong every single day of our lives, it’s her time to shine in this month’s Actor Appreciation.

JESSIE GRELLE

Jessie Grelle smiles for the camera

JUNE 2023

Happy Pride Month! We’re celebrating by appreciating Jessie Grelle and their amazing work.

GIANCARLO ESPOSITO

Giancarlo Esposito fixes his tie while looking very serious

MAY 2023

May the 4th be with you Jedi. Get to know Giancarlo Esposito in this month’s Actor Appreciation.

CHARLES MARTINET

Charles Martinet smiles on a white backdrop with a blue collared shirt

APRIL 2023

It’s-a me, Charles Martinet. We’re here to spread love for the man who has been behind the iconic voices of Super Mario for decades.

GATES MCFADDEN

Gates McFadden smiles in a blue blazer from a scene in Star Trek

MARCH 2023

Get to know FAN EXPO guest and Star Trek legend Gates McFadden in this month’s Actor Appreciation.

CARL WEATHERS

Carl Weathers wearing a blue shirt and light blue scarf smiles with his arms extended

FEBRUARY 2023

Greef Karga has a mission for you. Read the newest Actor Appreciation about The Mandalorian & Rocky star, Carl Weathers.

MATTHEW LEWIS

Matthew Lewis smiles at the camera wearing a grey suit

JANUARY 2023

Matthew Lewis stole our hearts as the lovable Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise. Get to know more about the actor in Actor Appreciation.

2022 APPRECIATIONS

BRENDAN FRASER

A younger Brendan Fraser smiles at the camera near some hedges while wearing a brown leather jacket

DECEMBER 2022

Brendan Fraser is back & we’re so glad. Take a Deep Dive into our fave appearances by this Fandom legend.

RYAN HURST

Ryan Hurst poses with his hand on his head in a black & white photoshoot

NOVEMBER 2022

From Opie Winston to Thor, we love Ryan Hurst in everything he does. Discover why in this month’s Actor Appreciation.

CHRIS SARANDON

Chris Sarandon poses with a slight smirk in a black shirt

OCTOBER 2022

Chris Sarandon, everyone’s fave Pumpkin King, has earned a spot on our Actor Appreciation this Halloween season.

KEVIN SMITH

Kevin Smith smiling in a purple blazer with a white baseball hat on backwards

SEPTEMBER 2022

Grab your favorite convenience store snack & check out the amazing things Kevin Smith’s done.

ASHLEY ECKSTEIN

Ashley Eckstein wearing an Ashoka Tano shirt doing a Jedi pose

AUGUST 2022

Get to know Star Wars’ Ashley Eckstein before she appears at more FAN EXPO shows.

LOU FERRIGNO

Lou Ferrigno in character as the hulk

JULY 2022

Best known as the first live action Hulk, Lou Ferrigno has been a fandom icon for years. Get to know the Hulk a bit better before his next FAN EXPO appearance!

MING-NA WEN

Ming-Na Wen in character as Fennec Shand

JUNE 2022

As a recent addition to the Disney trifecta club (Disney, Star Wars & Marvel), Ming-Na Wen was an obvious choice for our first edition of Actor Appreciation.