Most known as the voice of Rigby on Regular Show, I got the chance to meet William Salyers at the 2014 Emerald City Comicon. His career isn’t as long as the other voice actors at this years comicon, but he’s known by all at the bakery. Everyone loves Regular Show, and we are always attempting, without success, to imitate the voice and actions of Rigby. I myself like to imitate Rigby’s look of frustration with the nose in the air and deep groan. Everyone was jealous when they heard I not only got to hear his voice in person but also meet him.
I have a soft spot for Regular Show, not only because it’s awesome on so many levels, but I went to school with the creator. Even though we attended at the same time, I’ve never met J. G. Quintel in person, but CalArts attendees take pride in any fellow classmates who can make a living doing what they love.
William Salyers received a Double Chocolate cupcake. Chocolate Rigby is doing his famous “Ohhhhhhh”, which is actually one of many famous lines from the show. He was also kind enough to sign my action figure, which turned out to be a little complicated. Fun fact, William Salyers and Ron Perlman, whom I also got an autograph from, are left handed, which can make autographing a little difficult, especially if that item is an action figure. William Saylers’ autograph came out a little squished and smudgy, but I’ll treasure it all the same.
William Salyers has been in the acting business for quite a while from stage to film and from audio books to video games. He has a great deal of passion for what he does, and a lot of love for his characters, which was evident in the way he jumped at the opportunity to do the voice of Rigby for everyone that stopped by to see him. He also has a gamer following, especially for his character in Mass Effect 3. I hope to see much more work from him in the future, and I look forward to more Regular Show on Cartoon Network, which is currently in its 5th season. He apologized for the squishy signature, but I assured him everyone back at the bakery would be jealous, and that’s really what getting autographs is all about.