A Little About Me
Growing up with my dad doing Stand Up comedy
I really looked up to him and always got the biggest kick out of
hearing his impressions. He was funny (still is) and made me laugh
and I wanted to do that for other people more than anything.
I’ve been stretching my voice for entertainment since I was nine
years old trying to create fake interview shows with fake guests
on my first handheld voice recorder. It was one of those Talkboy
Home Alone recorders, if you can remember those…
My need to use my voice to entertain people was what led me into every Drama class (several of which were more like improv classes) of every school year I attended and its what drives me now into Voice Acting.
Sticking to bad decisions
One day when I was taking the Greyhound from Arizona to Washington and was flexing my accents by channeling my inner Irishman to this friendly Frenchman sitting next to me. As far as he knew, I was fresh out of Dublin.
It was only supposed to be for a couple hours until we switched buses, but as fate would have it… all three bus changes I made… there he was. And he found nothing more exciting than talking to his new Irish buddy. Well, I couldnt just fade out of the accent and I didnt want to let on what a weirdo I was by just telling him that it was an act the whole time. So, my only option was to keep the voice up for the entire six hours we sat next to each other.
My voice was so strained after that that I gave up doing Irish accents for a couple months.