Voiceover Madness

Here’s a funny film about voiceover artists, from Don LaFontaine’s website (via Mark Evanier). You know Don’s voice, even if you don’t know his name. Any time you hear a movie trail that starts “In a world…”, that’s him.

A while back I heard Paul Harris of KMOX in St. Louis interview LaFontaine and Joe Cipriano, who is the guy who announces the CBS shows. It’s really interesting and fun. Don is good, if a little big-headed. I guess dominating your industry for a few decades will do that for you.

I have some fascination with the voiceover world and at one point was considering making that part of my career, like as a freelance software contractor and a freelance voiceover guy doing whichever ones I had available. That might could have worked in Atlanta but it sure won’t work in the boonies. Despite that, in the local coffee shop where they have the rack of business cards on the counter, every time I see this card for a local voiceover artist and laugh. How much work could there possibly be in Conway, SC and environs?

One Reply to “Voiceover Madness”

  1. good stuff dave, brings me back to my days at hanna-barbera studios in the early 90’s…

    tons of cartoon specific voice talent would move from one show to the next – that was their lone focus…

    but there were tons of “celebrity” voice talent that would appear on shows, as regulars or cameos…

    there’d always be a buzz when they showed up on the lot, usually w/out fanfare, in their personal cars…

    examples of a few: bobcat goldthwait, mark hamill, tim curry, keanu reeves, roddy mcdowell and carol channing…

    then there were two that need a catagory all to themselves: casey kasem & gary owens…

    a great resource for this is http://voices.fuzzy.com

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