October 4, 1960
Although he has appeared as in actor in various television and motion pictures over the years, Loren Lester is also an accomplished voice artist, having worked on countless animated programs, video games, and commercials. Lester got his start in show business via bit parts in such late 1970s B-movie classics as the Ramones-starring comedy "Rock 'n' Roll High School" and the teen sex comedy "Swap Meet," before landing a recurring role on the popular television series "The Facts of Life" as the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Nancy McKeown's tomboy Jo. It was also around this time that Lester began his career as a voice artist, landing spots on such animated 1980s hits as "Defenders of the Earth" and "G.I. Joe," which would lead to more substantial voice roles in the 1990s, including portraying Dick Grayson/Robin on "Batman" and "The New Batman Adventures" (from 1997 through 1998. In the 2000s, he appeared on the cable comedy-drama "Hung" as the neighbor Howard Koontz.