Lucky Yates is the voice of Algernop Krieger, a synthetic human who performs various duties on the M/V Seamus. Chief among them is creeping everyone out. Krieger constantly informs the crew that he only has their best interests in mind and reminds them about the first law of robotics: a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. That only makes the crew more suspicious of his every mechanical move.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Yates graduated with a BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University, the Motor City’s finest acting academy. After kicking around NYC for a couple years, Yates found himself in Atlanta, Georgia, where the players play. It was there that he discovered his love for two things -- puppetry, thanks to the Center for Puppetry Arts, and improv comedy, thanks to Dad’s Garage Theatre Company.
Using the skills he learned from these fine institutions, Yates has found some sweet success. He played some grouches in the hit film Elmo in Grouchland, played a zillion characters (including “The Dungeon Master”) in Good Eats with Alton Brown, has appeared in several shows on Adult Swim and even introduced high-brow films for FilmStruck (RIP). And then there’s Archer. Playing “Krieger” is his dream-come-true, and he figures once it’s over he may as well retire because what’s the point.