Celebrity Fan Fest

San Antonio’s premier comic con, is excited to welcome

Kenny James

Appearance Information:

Photo Ops: $40

Autographs: $20

How to Purchase*: Celebrity Booth

*Please note, all celebrity guest experiences are sold on a limited basis based on their appearance dates and schedule. Some celebrity photo ops and autographs can be purchased online by clicking the Buy Experiences below. Other experiences, if available, can be purchased at the Photo Op/Autograph Desk at the show or at the Celebrity’s booth in Fan Fest Park.

Admission is sold separately and includes full access to Six flags Fiesta Texas including White Water Bay Water Park! Guest appearances, pricing, and schedules are subject to change or cancellation. Photo Op and Autograph schedules to be released prior to the event


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Kenny was raised in Southeast Texas and grew up playing on the beaches of Galveston and running through the surrounding pine forests of Sam Rayburn Lake. Always wanting to be part of something bigger, he joined the US Navy 7 months prior to his high school graduation. Upon graduating, boot camp in San Diego followed. Kenny served 6 years in the Submarine Service, completing 8 Strategic Deterrent Patrols aboard USS Ohio (SSBN 726) Blue Crew and achieved the rate of Sonar Technician First Class (E-6). After an Honorable Discharge, he worked for government contractors supporting the BQQ-6 sonar system.

It was during the first couple of years after the Navy that Kenny began to pursue the performance arts, buying a drum kit and driving his first wife bonkers. She eventually told him that he could sing better that he could play drums. Taking this opinion to heart, he began to seek bands that were looking for a singer. He sang for various bands for over a decade.

Always looking for a way to gain attention, he created a voice over website and started recording small projects at home. Gaining the attention of the right person at the right time, an audition for Bowser was recorded. Being cast as Bowser was a big surprise, but a challenge he was ready for. Beginning in 2004, Super Mario Strikers was the first title recorded.

Having a need to perform, Kenny decided to begin auditioning for local theater. The acting bug bit and he spent the next 15 years performing in live theater. Performances included comedies, musicals, dramas and an opera.

Kenny continued to work a “regular” job for about a decade after becoming the voice of Bowser. He now has become a full-time voice actor and is branching into animation and English dubbing of Japanese anime for Funimation Entertainment. He also makes appearances at conventions encompassing many genres.

With the kids grown, Kenny and his wife, Christina, spoil their pet(s) and eat too much!