Did you know at age five what you wanted to be when you grew up? Well, neither did I, but it turns out I was practicing for a career in voice over at that early age. Still learning to read, I was riding through town with my mother when we passed a 7-Up billboard. “Seven Yoop!” I pointed proudly at the sign as I read aloud. She eventually stopped making fun of me for that and I continued reading signs and billboards in the voices of the announcers on tv.
Magic, Makeup, and Muppets
Growing up, I fell in love with the most colorful of entertainers: The Muppets, David Copperfield, and KISS all created worlds of illusion to which we could escape, and I studied them. I read and re-read the Chronicles of Narnia. These brands of storytelling shaped the artist I would become.
Someday We'll Find It
Over the years, I searched for my ideal creative outlet, working professionally in magic, puppetry, radio, cartooning, sound design, video production, and acting. I finally found my home in voice over, which allows an actor to play everything from rock star to puppet to guy-next-door. Performing in front of a live audience is always a rush, but I do love when the curtain goes up and the lights go on in my studio and it's time to bring to life ... your story.
And I still practice by reading signs and billboards aloud.
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