Voice acting (or
voice overs) are a real fun part of my job. It takes the least amount
of time, yet its the part that fans appreciate the most. Strange.
As you can see, I lean more toward character parts. And since I dont
plan to make a career of this, thats just fine with me. Oh,
eventually, I want to post some sound files (wavs or qts)
so stay tuned!
The Easter Carol (2004)
Voice of Grandma
Yes, that little old woman is me. Most folks can tell, though
I tried to sound as different as I could. My inspiration was Jonathon
Winters Maudie Frickert.
The Star of Christmas (2002)
Voice of Charlie
its good to know the director when youre trying out
for a part. Luckily we hit if off real well, and he didnt
mind my inconsistent cockney accent.
for 2003 Annie Award
for Best Vocal Performance in an Animated Feature Film.)
If you have seen the DVD interviews, you probably know the story
about how they were searching all over for an actor for this diminutive
Persian rug salesman. I volunteered on a whim and BAM! There I
was in the role!
very thankful to Ameake Owens, the producer, for giving me the
opportunity and to Mike Nawrocki and Phil Vischer for giving me
so many funny things to say. (That was the speech if I had
gotten the Annie Award for best vocal performance in a feature
film. But alas, it went to DeVeigh Chase for her performance of
Lilo in Lilo & Stitch.)
Voice of MacTavish
Whenever I pitched my storyboards on John Henry,
I did it with voices and I gave MacTavish a Scottish brogue. In
an effort to save a little money, Mark Henn (director) and Steve
Keller (producer) asked me if Id like to record the part.
It was a lot of fun! I got a dialog coach and everything, though
in the end, they ended up using some of my less than accurate
takes, as my more authentic versions were too unintelligible.