Archives for May 2009

MovieWeb Interviews Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman reminisces with MovieWeb about working on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Here’s an excerpt with Townsend discussing how he got into voice acting: [Back] in Cleveland, Ohio, I had been a DJ, a rock-jock for close to 10 years. Finally, when I turned 30, I just decided I had enough of […]

Toyfare Interviews Frank Welker

The June 2009 print edition of Toyfare Magazine includes a 2-page interview with Frank Welker discussing his work on Scooby-Doo and Transformers, performing animal noises, and offering advice for aspiring voice actors. Here’s an excerpt with Frank’s opinion on the Hollywood trend for casting celebrity voices: I can’t blame the studios for going there and […]

Cleveland 'Brown,' He Ain't captures candid video in NYC May 19th with Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show cast members Mike Henry and Kevin Michael Richardson performing voices of the show’s main characters Cleveland Brown and Cleveland Jr. It may come as a surprise to many to learn that Henry, who voices Cleveland Brown, is actually a pasty […]

Kelsey Grammer Starring in New ABC Sitcom

The Boston Herald reports: Tom Werner has teamed up with former “Cheers” star Kelsey Grammer [who has voiced characters in such animated productions as The Simpsons, Anastasia, Toy Story 2, and Gary the Rat] for a new ABC comedy called “Hank.” “It’s about a CEO who is downsized and has to return home and reconnect […]

More 'Green Lantern' Interviews

Warner Bros has issued press releases (via Toon Zone) containing interviews with Juliet Landau discussing her role as Labella along with director Lauren Montgomery‘s thoughts on the voice cast for the upcoming animated direct-to-DVD feature, Green Lantern: First Flight. Here are some excerpts: QUESTION: What is the enticement of voiceover for animation? JULIET LANDAU: It […]

Seth MacFarlane To Guest on ABC's 'Flash Forward' reports: In the preview clip of “Flash Forward” ABC showed to reporters Tuesday morning, a familiar face popped up in a scene set in a conference room. “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane has a cameo in the pilot, courtesy of his friendship with co-creator Brannon Braga. MacFarlane has made a handful of on-camera appearances […]

Wayne Allwine Passes, Was Voice of Mickey Mouse

I’m very sorry to report that Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse for over 25 years and a certified Disney Legend, passed away Monday, May 18th at the age of 62 following complications from diabetes. Allwine was also a sound effects editor and foley artist for Walt Disney Studios. He was the third person […]

Soundalike Replacing Diedrich Bader for Batman Toy

I’ve actually been sitting on this news since last Thursday. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it, since I heard the news direct from Diedrich Bader while on the set of the upcoming LifeTime TV series Drop Dead Diva which I’m currently working on as a background performer. For those who have never […]

I'm sorry… so sorry…

My most humble apologies to my faithful readers for the lack of regular updates in the last two weeks, but I’ve been considerably overbooked with gigs recently — most notably with a recurring voice-over gig for an internet project (which I contractually can’t discuss until it launches… hopefully in the very near future), and working […]

Victor Garber on Voicing Sinestro

Warner Bros has issued a press release (via Toon Zone) containing an interview with Victor Garber discussing his role as Sinestro in the upcoming animated direct-to-DVD feature, Green Lantern: First Flight. Here’s an excerpt: QUESTION: How did you settle on the voice of Sinestro? VICTOR GARBER: The challenge of bringing this character to life was […]