Hah, you know, I thought about it, and you are right after all. Sorry bout that! --PandoraX 22:40, 14 February 2007 (PST)

  • No problem. I'm a sysop on another wiki site, and I know how fast some changes are made; I don't always think about my edit summaries. I just wanted to make sure you caught the grammar. :) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 22:43, 14 February 2007 (PST)

Voice actors

  • I'll throw in my 2 cents and I'm sure santa was as well. Finding voice actors is not easy. It's taken us a long time to find all the ones we have. My pieces of advice. Look at the broadcast schedules for foreign countries that you know are dubbed. If they aren't at least halfway through the first season i would suggest don't bother with them. it takes a will for episodes to be dubbed, they are often months if not years behind US airdates. If you have found a country or language you think will have voice actors, try searching the wikipedia for that language. Also look up the title of Heroes in that country as well as how to say voice actors and/or dubbers. Google searches for foreign languages work well however the normal google should work too. First try searching using English then use the terms you've translated to search Heroes voice actor in the foreign langauge. Although it takes time to translate all the webpages you are searching you will eventually find some good ones. Once you find one voice actor for Heroes is that language, it is easy. use that name and Hereoes and search on google and you will likely find many more results. Also try contacting users of foreign language discussion boards or ask foreign users of your wiki for help. Thats really all that's to it, it's basically a searching game. -Mr.Leaf 14:12, 19 July 2007 (PDT)
Although quick search and here is a list of about 20 italian voice actors. http://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/telefilm/heroes.htm. Hope this helps. -Mr.Leaf 14:14, 19 July 2007 (PDT)
That's great stuff, thanks! I had a feeling it was going to be a long, manual search, but that's okay. You've given me some great launching points. Thanks! - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:30, 19 July 2007 (PDT)
  • Hi, I see you've already found Mr.Leaf, my other co-conspirator in compiling voice actors. As he said, there is no magic. In fact for many of the languages, here at Lostpedia we have the most complete list of voice actors for Lost, because we did the original research ourselves. It helps tremendously to be able to do foreign typeface searches, so if you can figure out what "Heroes" is called in, for example, Cyrillic in Russia, or diacritical-accented text in Czech Republic or Hungary, then Google may help. Also the major search engines for foreign countries also may help, for example goo.ne.jp] for Japan. Discovering the terms for "dubbing" "dubbed" and "voice actor" and of course the character names (check the official broadcast network's website) also helps. The foreign language wikipedias also sometimes help, although it can be tremendously difficult for Cyrillic and East Asian (Japan/Korea). Sometimes we have been fortunate in attracting foreign users to our wiki, and we simply keep our eyes peeled for foreign contributors, and we simply ask them if Lost is dubbed, and if so, to help us find the voice actors. One thing that helps identifying foreign contributors among your userbase is having 1) articles for each country's broadcast (e.g. Hungary, Macedonia, South Korea)-- users who edit these pages tend to be from these countries, and 2) userpage templates identifying where a user is from (e.g. Template:Russia contains embedded within it the category Category:Russians). Another method we use is to identify foreign fansites, them emailing their webmasters, or finding fan forums, and registering, and posting there (sometimes registering for forums is a challenge in a completely foreign language!). Sometimes the official Lost website for the international broadcasting network lists the voice actors, but this is rare. As for biographical info, animenewsnetwork.com sometimes has useful information. In short it's like a cryptographic puzzle, digging through the internet for this information. Also, identifying countries in which broadcasts are subtitled, rather than dubbed, is just as necessary as identifying voice acators. Hope this helps. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  16:21, 19 July 2007 (PDT)

  • Hey, just thought I would let you know about this new site I found for French Voice actors. Check out http://dsd-ev.ifrance.com/S%e9ries/Heroes.html for a list of French Voice actors and also use this link to do a bit more in dept searching on the site as not all of the voice actors are listed on that main Hereos page but they are credited individually on their own pages so it's a bit of work but worth it. -Mr.Leaf 13:18, 29 July 2007 (PDT)