Neil Fanning talks voicing Scooby Doo, Supanova Comic Con and stunts with Jackie Chan

Actor, stuntman and voice artist, Neil Fanning’s entertainment career has spanned over 35 years. With more than 50 movie, television and commercial credits to his name, Neil’s versatility and experience continue to be highly sought after. Most notably Neil performed the voice of Scooby Doo in both international blockbusters, Scooby Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.

Among his other film credits are Elvis, Nim’s IslandDaybreakers, Peter Pan, Crocodile Hunter – Collision Course and Jackie Chan’s First Strike. TV appearances include Sea PatrolWanted, Mermaids along with many others and numerous commercials. Neil has also lent his unique voice talent to international movie studios including USA studios Warner Bros and Walt Disney Pictures.

Neil continues to perform in the film and television industry and in the corporate entertainment sector writing, producing and performing over 15 interactive comedy characters and as an MC for major corporate events in Australia and internationally.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Neil Fanning about being the voice of Scooby Doo in the live action movies, his friendship with Matthew Lillard who played Shaggy, his work as a stunt man alongside Jackie Chan, career behind the scenes at Movie World on the Gold Coast and having his voice used in the Scooby Doo Coaster, upcoming projects and more!

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From across the pond – or should we say River? – Supanova alumna Alex Kingston will also attend, marking her first appearance with the convention since 2013. Whovians will recognise Kingston as The Doctor’s beloved time-travelling companion, River Song, in Doctor Who, while DC fans may know her better as Dinah Lance in the CW’s hit series, Arrow.

Run, don’t walk, to catch The Walking Dead’s very own Carl Grimes, Supa-Star Chandler Riggs, this November! Since exiting the hit AMC program after an eight-year tenure, Riggs has starred in the ABC family drama A Million Little Things and will appear at the events alongside The 100’s Eliza Taylor and Bob Morley, as well as Merlin and La Brea’s Eoin Macken, rounding out Supanova’s first wave of small screen Supa-Stars.

Lovers of big screen action will not want to miss ‘the saviour of the universe’ himself, Flash Gordon’s Sam J. Jones! Easily recognised as the titular hero of the 1980 cult classic, Jones is joined by the perhaps less immediately recognisable but nonetheless heroic Aussie actor Neil Fanning a.k.a. the voice of Scooby Doo in the 2000s film series written by James Gunn!

After delighting attendees earlier in the year, returning to the Supanova line-up are local legends John Jarratt and Lincoln Lewis. Having recently starred together in the Aussie horror production, The Possessed, the third instalment of Wolf Creek is currently in production for Jarratt, while the Logie-winning Lewis recently placed third in the 2021 All-Stars season of Dancing with the Stars.

Anime fans should be sure to catch international voice actors Elizabeth Maxwell and Jason Liebrecht, both of whom have countless credits to their names. Maxwell notably portrayed Motoko Kusanagi in the English language dub of Ghost in the Shell: Arise, while Liebrecht currently lends his voice to fan-favourite Dabi in My Hero Academia.

Leading the convention’s cavalcade of comic creators, fans will also have the opportunity to meet industry power couple, Arthur Adams and Joyce Chin. With careers spanning decades, Adams and Chin have provided cover and interior work on countless titles for Marvel and DC, and are joined by local artists Anthony Christou and Shaun Keenan

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming began in Sydney in 2002 as a completely home-grown Australian production showcasing sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, anime, manga, games, cosplay and much more. The brainchild of Founder Daniel Zachariou, Supanova is run by a diverse and passionate team of independent professionals with backgrounds in private industry and the creative sector. Supanova takes place in six cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast), and is Australia’s leading and largest event of its kind.

Supanova is a celebration of pop culture created by the Supanova family, for your family, to “bring out the inner geek” in fans of all ages. 

Brisbane: 5-6 November 2022 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Adelaide: 12-13 November 2022 | Adelaide Showground