Jason Charles Miller, an accomplished and multi-faceted performer with more than two decades of professional experience as a musician, songwriter, singer and voice actor, will perform at the 2016 Otakon Matsuri.
Originally from Clifton, Va., Miller now lives in Los Angeles, where he owns and runs the successful recording complex, Central Command Studios.
Miller has co-written songs with artists Marilyn Manson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ben Moody of Evanescence, Chuck Goff of the Toby Keith Band, Jeordie White of Nine Inch Nails, Driver Williams of the Eric Church Band, Otherwise, Rev Theory and living legend Paul Anka. Songs he’s written can currently be heard on HBO’s True Blood and Hung, WWE Friday Night Smackdown, The NFL Today, Dateline NBC, and the wildly popular web series The Guild, Co-Optitude, The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy and Critical Role.
He co-wrote the smash single “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin” for the Disney Channel hit movie, Teen Beach Movie. The soundtrack was #1 on the Billboard charts, and “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin” was nominated for a Radio Disney Award. Miller also penned the all-star collaboration “Forever In Our
Hearts,” a song to benefit the victims of the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, which included Brian McKnight, Mya, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, Nate Dogg and many more. He’s produced songs for artists as varied as Bret Michaels, Felicia Day, Godhead, Psyclon 9, Tina Guo and YouTube sensation Drew Tabor. As a solo artist, Miller has opened for country greats Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Gary Allan, Eric Church, Justin Moore, Big Kenny of Big and Rich, and Jerrod Niemann.
Miller is also widely recognized as the frontman and founder of the rock band Godhead, the only band ever signed to Marilyn Manson’s Posthuman Records. The band has sold more than 250,000 albums and toured the world with the likes of Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Disturbed, GWAR, Slipknot, Rammstein, Linkin Park and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis.
In addition, Miller has received two Gold Record Awards for sales: one for the Godhead song “Penetrate” on the Queen of the Damned movie soundtrack, and the other for the song “The End Has Come,” which he wrote and performed with Evanescence founder Ben Moody for the movie The Punisher. He also recently sang two songs on the critically-acclaimed soundtrack for the video gameMetal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and has even sung backup for Robert Smith of The Cure on the Reeves Gabrels/Robert Smith song, “Yesterday’s Gone.”
As a voice actor, Jason has appeared in over 60 animated productions and dozens of video games and live action productions. Some career highlights include Neverwinter: Underdark (Drizzt Do’Urden), The Legend of Korra (The Sheriff), Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Firefall (Captain Wallach, Sergeant Lewis) Avatar: The Last Airbender, Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn(Raubahn Aldynn), Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Dollman and Black Condor), Moribito,Guardian of the Spirit (Shinji), The Wonder Woman Animated Movie (Thraxx), Code Geass(Urabe), World of Warcraft (Prince Valanar, Commander Stoutbeard, Terrath the Steady, Hagrim Hopebreaker), Super Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Guy),Resident Evil 5 (Robert Kendo), Dragon’s Dogma (Ser Wesley, Ser Jakys), Star Craft 2, Diablo III(Radek the Fence), Guild Wars 2 (Ben Tenstrikes, Big Nose Ted, Stefan Barush, Seneschal Elam) and has even narrated a film for NASA, “Bennu’s Journey,” which appears in museums and planetariums around the country.
You can see Miller on screen as Strike Leader Jackson in the SyFy original movie, Battle Planet, as the dastardly villain Kowboy Killa in Chatroom of Solitude on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes network, playing himself in Season 5 of The Guild, and squabbling with Lewis Black and Andy Dick in various productions on Comedy Central.
Miller has been featured in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Guitar World, Inside Kung Fu and many more. He’s also appeared on MTV, MTV2, Fuse and VH1. Touted by many critics as one of rock and country’s best and most consistent live singers, he continues to wow live audiences all over the world.
The Otakon Matsuri is an outdoor street festival that will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 at Baltimore’s beautiful West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor. Admission is free to both the Otakorp membership as well as to the general public. The event features many attractions to keep attendees well-occupied: games, contests, prizes, live entertainment, great food, and even Otakon guests, who have been known to stop by and take part in the festivities.
Otakon 2016 will be held August 12-14 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
ABOUT OTAKON AND OTAKORP, INC.: Now entering its twenty-third year, Otakon is an annual celebration of Japanese and East Asian popular culture, and also one of the largest gatherings of fans in the United States. Otakon celebrates popular culture as a gateway to deeper understanding of Asian culture, and has grown along with the enthusiasm for anime, manga, video games, and music from the Far East. Since 1999, Otakon has been held in Baltimore, Maryland; currently, Otakon is one of Baltimore’s few large, city-wide events, drawing over 34,000 people for three days each year (for a paid attendance of over 100,000 turnstile attendees). Otakon is a membership based convention sponsored by Otakorp, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to promote the appreciation of Asian culture, primarily through its media and entertainment. Otakorp, Inc. is directed by an all-volunteer, unpaid staff – we are run by fans, for fans.
For more information about Otakorp, Inc., see their website. For more information and the latest news on Otakon 2015, see the official page of the convention.