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The Voiceover Interviewer Gets Interviewed- With Charlie Sill

  It was never supposed to be me. I was never supposed to be the subject of the interview. I was always supposed to just ask the questions. But when fellow voice talent and fiend of ten plus years Charlie Sill asked me for an interview, I took a deep breath and said "Yes." He got me. The Voiceover Interviewer got interviewed. I'm Not The Authority On Voiceover I never considered myself an authority on voiceover. I’m more of a beneficiary of good timing, opportunity and ingenuity. I rarely like to tout my mediocre successes in this industry where the big guys are on every [...]

Uncle Roy Yokelsons 10th Annual VO BBQ

Every year for the past 10 year, Roy Yokelson's opened up his home to host the unofficial-official VO-BBQ. It started 10 years ago with a small gathering of Roy's voiceover friends. And if you know Roy Yokelson, he makes friends quite easily. Roy had no idea I was coming to the New York Metro. Quite honestly neither did I, but the wind blew in and blew me with it and I'm so glad it did. It was my first VO BBQ. I had seen the pictures and videos from previous years and knew it was bound to full of fun and some of my [...]

Rudy Gaskins- The Right Guy For The Voice Arts Awards

Movie Stars have them. Broadway actors have one too. SAG has theirs and countless performing arts hold theirs. But voiceover talent have never broken ground to have their own awards program. In spite of the many contributions the voice actor has made to movies and advertising, audiobooks and video games, and other niche areas of voice acting, few are celebrated for their work. Yes, the Academy Awards and other have a few awards that are handed out for animation and best selling audiobooks but what about the rest of us who aren't in Shrek or who aren't the President of the United States (President [...]

The World Needs Voiceover & So Do I- Vacation & Voiceover In Hong Kong

As I look down on Victoria Harbor here in Hong Kong, I reflect on my journey here. Mine is a literal and a figurative journey. Voiceover was never in the cards for me as far as I was concerned but growing up I dreamed of a world that extended far beyond the brick apartment building across the street from my childhood home. It was a world where anything was possible and it was a world far away. Growing up in NYC you hear a lot of voices. They are voices from all over America and all of the world. Those voices come with multitudes [...]

August 22nd, 2015|About Voice Over|

Jaye Delai- Voiceover, Fatherhood, Friendship & Faith

I'd heard his voice all the time. Three years ago I got a tip from a local radio jock, Art Terrell, that his station was looking for a new imaging voice and that I should apply. Wow, right here in Atlanta. Sure, many of the guys I admired in imaging were available for the job but I had the confidence to land the job. That was a Saturday. By Monday I was working on special demo just for the station. But by Wednesday, I tuned into Kiss 104.1 Atlanta and heard the voice of someone else imaging the station. This voice was unfamiliar to [...]

5 Steps To Keep You Relevant In Voiceover- Vacation & Voiceover In Mexico

It was a dream of mine to see the Mayan Ruins since I was very young. I learned about the Mayans since grade school but Mexico seemed so far away from NYC. I knew one day I would see the ruins but I never knew when. And when I finally did see what I studied in school, I was taken aback. The Mayan civilization was a vast empire that existed for hundreds of years before Columbus but found itself extinct large for its inability to adapt to change (among other reasons). In visiting one of their biggest structures at Chichen Itza, it made me [...]

Joe Loesch- 3 Things That Define A Successful Audiobook Narrator

When I went to visit Joe Loesch in Nashville I didn’t know what to expect. I knew that he was an accomplished Audiobook Narrator but I had no idea to what degree. I also knew that he was a darn good voice over character actor. But when I met him at Middle Tennessee State University, he was imparting some of his VO knowledge to some students in a crash course. When I walked into the class I was greeted by the nicest guy with the most welcoming smile and coolest salt and pepper hair I had ever seen. And as I set up my [...]

April 9th, 2015|About Voice Over|