Date Of Birth: Dec 10, 1950
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Voice Over Language: English
Trivia & Fun Facts:
Favorite Role: Cornfed (Duck Man), Grimlock (Transformers)
Favorite Characters (that he didn't voice): Elroy Jetson, Bugs Bunny
Favorite VAs: Daws Butler, Mel Blanc
Actually got to meet VA legend Mel Blanc during the VA work on the new Jetsons episodes and he feels VERY proud of that.
If he wasn't a VA he said he'd be a teacher.
"Chris is a strange, interesting, eclectic guy. We were friends. He was this terrific creative force, but like a lot of creative forces he a lot of energy pent up that came out in different ways. He was a powerhouse, on mic and off the mic, and I only have happy memories of working with him. I've seen him lose his temper in character and out of character, but that's where that energy springs from. He was a terrific guy."
"I like them all for different reasons... I think they all require translations, they're all different sizes. On camera, certainly in Hollywood, is the land of being told repeatedly to do less. Voice-over and Animation is the land of being told to do "Whatever you want". The more you give the animator, the more the animator says "Thank you". The technical aspect of on camera work, and even stage work, no matter where they want you, that's where you are supposed to be. Now the difference between stage and television or film, traditionally, is you actually have time to do it, run it, add tech elements... The joke in television is the day that a series is canceled and you go looking for your parking space the next day and it already has another name on it. Everything happens fast, production happens at breakneck speed. The assumption is that you will be there ready, with lines on marking. Everything happens so fast that if your mind is not on full alert the whole time, it will run over you. It's a very pressured situation. If you're recording something on tape, audio wise, if it goes wrong, or somebody laughs, or something falls and makes some noise... it's all retrievable, there is a safety about it. On a TV or film set, you've got 500 people all waiting for you to get it right so they can move to the next location. That's a very pressured situation... Not that it's not fulfilling, but I love voicing, I love it."
(On Voice Acting)
"I'm all about diving into the character and trying to see the world through the character's eyes, so I can't even answer the question. I think I share elements with every character I've ever done, but for me its all about putting on new clothes and see what those clothes feel like."