Friday, December 10, 2010

Sometimes it's just so cool!

Walked into the studio and the engineer Steve told me that I was there to try to fix a problem commercial.

Ok. The commercial is for a local ski area and they're trying to recreate a call center with various operators answering calls about a "hidden mountain"

No big deal, read the copy, made sure they were happy and was heading out the door. Steve tells me that my read and tag will be used on 4 different commercials.



That means I can bill for 4! WOOOOOO! Sometimes it's just so cool!

Animal Planet "Fatal Attractions"

I just wrapped up a shoot with a crew from London as they filmed a segment for Animal Planet's show "Fatal Attraction"

I play Ronnie, a decent guy, worked as a prison guard during the day and raised deer on his small farm for fun and profit. One afternoon when he went out to feed his deer, which he had raised from birth and had bottle fed, he was killed by a young buck. The deer was caught up in the rut and saw Ronnie as another deer and a threat.

The episode will air in February!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Connections come from the wildest places

Having lunch with a friend and he mentions he's working on some animation stuff, and he stops, looks at me and asks, "would you be willing do to some voices?"

Well, um. YA!

A friend in L.A. is pitching things to Cartoon Network, blah blah blah... Who knows?

To the studio!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

First and formost, an Actor.

Ok, this is my opinion. It works for me. Your results may vary.

If you're going to be a Voice Actor, how about getting out there once in awhile and act?

Get on stage! Hit the community theater! Sharpen those acting skills!

I've landed the roll as "Mel" in "The Prisoner of Second Avenue" the Neil Simon play being produced at the Ghent Playhouse in May. I've also just confirmed that I'll be playing "Joe Boyd" in "Damn Yankees" at the MacHaydn Theater in July.

Go hit those boards! Wooooo!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Angry dad

There's a commercial starting in New York on March 6th that will feature me as an abusive dad. I did the voiceover with a young actor as my "victim"

It's weird to dig down and find an angry character, one so angry that it would hurt a little girl. I also used a phone book to amp up the sfx of the spot as I slammed it down on a table.

It is a commercial that's going to get some notice as it's protesting NY budget cuts that could effect child services.

I'll get it posted once it's up and on air.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Winner of a Telly Award!

I just found out that one of the Educational Documentaries that I worked on has won a bronze in the 2010 Telly Awards!

"Riders Mills Schoolhouse" a short film on the history of rural schools edited by Steve Schwarz of Sound Seller productions and voice by ME!

Roll out the red carpet, alert the paparazzi, I am ready for my closeup!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Reason to have a good website

I recently did an on-camera commercial, the producer wanted to hear what I sounded like... fortunately I was able to direct them to my website which has several examples of my work.

That for me was so much better than being put on the spot while on the cell phone.

Now to get those video clips done. Enough goofin' around already!

Ok, I need a clone!

To me it's an early sign of the economy on an upswing. Let me give you an example. A textbook project that I was teased about two years ago has been given the greenlight. Our A Capella group is booking more and more gigs, I landed a small film role in an independent film and just did another on camera commercial yesterday afternoon in Troy NY.

The A Capella group performed Friday and Saturday, the film shoot was Sunday and the commercial was Monday.

What is going on that people are spending money?! I like it, I like it alot!

Lets see what today brings!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'm a PantoLOON!

The PantoLoons, a theater troupe that plays out a panto at the Ghent Playhouse in Ghent New York has asked me to join their company! I played the part of Yolanda Ghentry in last the production of "Puss in Boots" last Fall, and they've made it official, they want me on the team for next years production.

Woo! and it's a payin gig!

who knew that acting could be so much fun...

Another film roll!

Ok, I'm getting spoiled. I audition, I get the part. Sometimes I don't even have to audition.

Last Friday night I auditioned for the roll of Martin, the innkeeper in an independent film being shot around Albany. On Saturday they call me and offer me the roll.

How cool is that. I'll know more details after rehearsal on Thursday and let ya know.