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Lanipator

Name

Nick Landis

Born

September 28, 1988 (age 35)

Born

Plymouth, Minnesota (United States)

Specialty

Voice Actor, Scriptwriter, Editor, Reviewer

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Nick Landis, more commonly known as Lanipator is a voice actor, editor and writer for TeamFourStar. He is one of the co-founders of TeamFourStar, and has starred in numerous abridged projects and series.

History[]

Lanipator began abridging in his senior year of highschool, after a rugby injury to his back led to him being unable to move around very easily and having little to do with his time except browsing the internet. He first came across LittleKuriboh's Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series mid-way through the Duelist Kingdom arc, and then Vegeta3986 & MasakoX's Naruto The Abridged Series and Hbi2k's Berserk: The Abridged Series, before deciding to begin an abridged series of his own. He chose Yu Yu Hakusho because it was one of the two anime series that he owned the DVD's for at the time, and the other one (Berserk) was already being abridged.

Lanipator started with impressions on a children's radio station at a young age, and later participated in highschool theatre and choir. He went on to receive formal acting training through an undergraduate degree in Theatre at the University of San Diego.

On June 1, 2009, Lanipator began a series of obscure anime reviews titled Outside the Otaku. From 2009 until 2015 Lanipator had appeared Linkara's series known as "Atop the Fourth Wall" as "Allen", a federal agent character.

Lanipator's Abridging Projects[]

Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged[]

Writer/Voice Actor
(2008-2020) Characters: Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Shenron, Mr. Popo, Master Roshi (season 3 onwards), Goten, Goz, All purple Saiyans from the past (Played a very small part as Raditz in episode 1. Also voiced him in DBZ Kai Abridged)

World's Strongest Abridged[]

Abridgement of the Dragon Ball Z movie, made before TFS was formed.
(2008) Characters: Piccolo, Krillin, Dr. Kochin, Blub-Blub, Shenron, Douchebag

Dead Zone Abridged[]

Abridgement of the Dragon Ball Z movie, made before TFS was formed.
(2007) Characters: Piccolo, Krillin, Douche Bag, Shenron, Chi-Chi

Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged[]

Writer/Editor/Voice Actor
(2007-2011) Characters: Solo Series. Voices almost all of them.

Abridging Resume[]

Lanipator has voice acted in several projects connected with TeamFourStar members.

Major Voice Roles[]

Guest Appearances[]

2014

2013

2011

2010

2009 and earlier

Trivia[]

  • As revealed in Lanipator's Answers 7, the name Lanipator comes from a series of 2 or 3-letter abbreviations: "La" from his last name (Landis), "ni" from his first name (Nick), "pa" from his mother's maiden name (Parker), and "tor" from the city he was born in (Torrance).
  • Vegeta3986 and MasakoX referenced Yu Yu Hakusho Abridged in Naruto Abridged Episode 14 when the Neighborhood Watch Committee appeared.
  • The pronunciation of "Lanipator" is often the butt of jokes in some abridged series, especially Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged.
  • Lanipator's AMA on Reddit (Jul 25, 2013)
  • Lanipator admits to being the worst at video games.
  • Lanipator has admitted that the hardest voice for him to do is an old woman's voice.
  • In episode 59 of the Pokemon Leaf Green Nuzlocke on the TFS Gaming channel, Lanipator revealed that he is related to the first commissioner of Major League Baseball, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
  • While in middle school, Lanipator attended summer camp and became friends with current WWE Superstar Ariya Daivari
  • Interestingly, Lanipator voices Vegeta, Mr. Popo, Piccolo, and Shenron in the Abridged series. Christopher Sabat also voices these four characters in Dragon Ball Z, the actual show.
  • Many get confused about the pronunciation of his name for "Lani-Pa-Tor", when it's pronounced "Lani-puh-tor".
  • Lani has named his dog MR. STAKE after MR. STAKE.
  • In TFS At The Table plays Dungeons & Dragons, Lanipator's character Dagon Huxley was named after HUX.
  • When he first met Mr. Popo's voice actor Chris Cason, he walked up behind him and, in his version of the character's voice said, "Hey maggot, how's it going?" to which Cason immediately turned around and responded with "So you're the reason", likely referring to everyone's fear of Mr. Popo.
  • In episode 59 of the Pokemon Leaf Green Nuzlocke on the TFS Gaming channel, Lanipator revealed that he is related to the first commissioner of Major League Baseball, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
  • He said the best voice is Kuwabara. However, the hardest voice for him to do remains to be an old woman's voice, AKA Genkai.
  • On June 1, 2009, Lanipator began a series of obscure anime reviews titled Outside the Otaku.
  • As revealed during TFS plays Spider-Man Part 7, Lanipator sold his plasma in his youth, with his blood-type being O-Negative.
  • In an interview with Totally Not Mark, Lanipator had two major requests when he was approached to form Team Four Star. He wanted a permanent spot as a writer, and he wanted to voice Vegeta.
  • Lanipator voiced Shenron, Vegeta, Grandpa Gohan and Piccolo, similarly to Christopher Sabat in Dragon Ball Z (Also Raditz, whom Sabat voiced, until Justin Cook took over in Budokai 2 (Or Budokai 1 in it's american release))
  • In Dragon Fool Z Kai he has an beard, which is how modern Sabat looks like, fitting Lanipator connection to Sabat.
  • On August 2020, Lanipator released a video on his Twitter, voicing his version of Vegeta's Sacrifice from the Buu Saga.
  • In 2021, Lanipator got divorced.
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