Born and raised in New York City (yes, Manhattan), Oliver Vaquer has two philosophies when it comes to work and life: 1) be nice, be professional, make it fun and 2) do your job to the best of your ability (read: don’t cost anyone any more money than they’re already spending). With a charismatic presence and personality that people don’t soon forget, Oliver brings his professionalism, collaborative enthusiasm, humor and talent to all aspects of his career.
As an on camera actor Oliver is best known for his onscreen roles in Jane the Virgin, Lopez and Disney’s Andi Mack - all originally intended as small co-starring roles which the creators expanded in order for him to recur. The point of mentioning this is simply to say that producers, directors, creative directors, casting directors, writers and actors love having Oliver in the room, in the booth and on set.
As a voice actor in the world of interactive and animation he has been featured as a wise-cracking, anxiety-ridden statistician (Star Wars Battlefront 2), an array of rough and tumble to frightfully concerned police officers (Batman Arkham Knight), a Spanish, foul-mouthed, cross-dressing DJ (Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories), a gluttonous Frenchman and an irate Swedish chef (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles), a loud-mouthed murderous worm hell bent on universal domination (Justice League Action), a zen martial artist with the ability to find the weakness in anything (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Guardians of the Galaxy) and most notably as a cryptic Englishman with a dry wit and a perpetually-arched brow (Robert Lutece in Bioshock: Infinite) for which he won the gaming award for Character of the Year.
Perhaps a 3rd philosophy should be added to Oliver’s narrative: Take charge of your own life. In an industry where it is very difficult to proactively create high-profile projects for oneself, Oliver did just that. He wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the 10-episode fictional podcast The Angel of Vine starring Joe Manganiello, Alfred Molina, Alan Tudyk, Constance Zimmer, Camilla Luddington, Mike Colter and Misha Collins. Ben Cannon of A.V. Club wrote: “The show’s real ace in the hole, however, turns out to be series writer and actor, Oliver Vaquer, whose script and presence within it help to make the listening experience a treat.” Check out the podcast in the link to your left!Add to Call Sheet