You may have noticed the ad in the right hand column over the last week for Kevin Delaney’s Voiceover Intensive which is a couple of weeks away. Although he’s an “unknown voice” on radio and TV, I thought it would be pretty neat to feature such an artist.
Birthplace/Current Location: Pittsburgh; I have lived in Los Angeles for the past 11 years.
Briefly explain your profession to us. I’m a voiceover artist. I perform for radio and TV commercials, animated projects, video games, toys, or any other kind of recording where a voice is needed.
What inspired you to get into voiceovers? I was a young actor in Pittsburgh, and I needed work! Seriously, I’ve always enjoyed using my voice. When the opportunity came up to audition for some local radio spots, wild horses couldn’t have kept me from it.
Do many on-air talents – hosts and DJs, for example – do what you do? Some, though I couldn’t say exactly how many. They’re different fields, and each requires a different set of skills.
Describe your all-time favorite gig. A few years back, I was the voice of Mister Ed at the TV Land Awards. Allan “Rocky” Lane, the original voice of Ed, passed away in 1973. I got to step into those shoes (hooves, I suppose) and perform opposite Alan Young, who played Wilbur on the show.
Tell us about your Commercial Voiceover Intensive happening on April 4. I’m on a mission to bring Hollywood-caliber voiceover training to Pittsburgh. Our April 4 session will focus on performing in radio and TV spots. We’ll also talk about how to structure a commercial demo that will knock an agent’s socks off. Since we’ll be working in a studio, we can closely simulate the dynamics of a recording session. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
For more information about Kevin and the Voiceover Intensive, visit his website at www.KevinDelaney.net.