Guardians of the Galaxy Series: Marvel and Disney Cast First Actor as Groot
He is Groot! Kevin Michael Richardson is officially the first cast member of the upcoming Disney XD Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, set to play fan favorite Groot.
Richardson is mostly known as a voice actor, often playing villains as a result of his distinctive, deep voice. This isn't his first foray into the Marvel Universe, as he also voiced Bishop on Wolverine and the X-Men, as well as Nick Fury in The Super Hero Squad Show. He also defects to DC from time to time, including stints as Joker on The Batman and Kilowog in Green Lantern: The Animated Series.
The Guardians of the Galaxy animated series was first announced at New York Comic Con, but this is the first casting news so far. It will air on Disney XD and will be released sometime this year.