NEWS - Andrea Romano Retires From Voice Acting Industry
Reported by NCZ on Mon Jul 31 2017

After over 30 years in the voiceover industry, legendary voice director Andrea Romano is hanging up her hat. The news was reported to IGN via Romano's PR agent, Gary Miereanu.

In the past few weeks, Romano was diagnosed with optic neuropathy in one eye - a condition that leads to blindness in that eye. It is this diagnosis that has sadly brought her career to a close, despite her prior hope to continue her work for at least 2 or 3 more years. Since the diagnosis, she made the decision to wrap up her current projects, and is expected to retire within the week.

Andrea Romano's first gig as a voice director was the original DuckTales back in 1987. Since then, she has had a prolific career - her works have ranged from WB's comedic Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs, to action series such as Avatar, The Legend of Korra, and the Voltron and Thundercats reboots. Especially significant is her extensive work on DC Comics' animated endeavours, beginning with the pioneering Batman: The Animated Series in 1992, and continuing through their films to the present day. She is estimated to have directed over 10,000 voiceover sessions, and worked with and cast an endless array of actors. If you've watched a cartoon in the past three decades, you've heard her work.

Romano's official statement is as follows.

"I shall miss so many aspects of this industry – particularly the people I’ve worked alongside, and all the fun that happens on both side of the glass. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my sincere gratitude to every actor, producer, director, engineer and colleague that has helped make this run so incredible. Doing this job, working with all these wonderful people, has been my ultimate blessing. I couldn’t have hoped to spend the past three decades with a better group. I’ve truly been the luckiest person on Earth."



Add a Comment

said at 7:35 AM on Sun Sep 3 2017
you will be missed
said at 3:53 AM on Mon Aug 21 2017
The olde guards are slowly being succeeded by the new crops of voice directors........
said at 1:46 PM on Mon Aug 14 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
Thank you for all the stellar voice directing for the past 3 decades, Ms. Romano. Here's to good health and a relaxing retirement.
virtual revenger
said at 3:57 PM on Thu Aug 3 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
I wish her good luck and enjoy retirement.
The Ear of One
said at 7:57 AM on Thu Aug 3 2017
 2 Shout Outs!
she has brought us wonderful voice direction. She deserve a reward anc achivement. Thank you for everyting you helped bring to voice-life miss Andrea Romano
said at 5:33 PM on Wed Aug 2 2017
 1 Shout Out!
I remember watching her voice directions all throughout the 90's and 2000's.
said at 4:47 PM on Wed Aug 2 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Oh, man, I had no idea she was going through so much. While I do enjoy her work, her health is way more important. Thank you for all of your hard work and take care =)
Stare at the Sun
said at 11:11 AM on Wed Aug 2 2017
 1 Shout Out!
She created many of our favorite characters in a way. Enjoy the retirement ma'am.
said at 7:41 PM on Tue Aug 1 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Man, if last week didn't feel like enough of an end of an era

I wish nothing but the best for Andrea and I'm glad that she at least got to bow out at the top of her game. She's more than earned it
said at 2:33 PM on Tue Aug 1 2017
Please enjoy your retirement.
Shaun Ince
said at 7:27 AM on Tue Aug 1 2017
 1 Shout Out!
The Queen of voice directing in my opinion. So many of the cartoons I watched were voice directed by her & the voice work itself was always very solid. You earned this retirement Andrea Romano. Thanks for all you have done.
said at 6:31 AM on Tue Aug 1 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Animaniacs, The Boondocks, Freakazoid!, SpongeBob, Batman: TAS, Teen Titans 2k3, DuckTales (woo-ooh); the list goes on. Hands down one of the greatest voice directors within the industry, and certainly a VO monarch. I want to give thanks for all the hard work and effort this woman has put in over the course of her career.

It's sad to hear about the reason behind her retirement , though taking into account the *many* years that she's been casting, directing, and even acting, I say it's well-deserved. So with that said, I'll repeat myself here: thank you for all your contributions to the field, Andrea Romano.
said at 5:23 AM on Tue Aug 1 2017
 3 Shout Outs!
Godspeed Andrea Romano, and thank you for all your hard work over the years. So sorry to hear the reason you retired, wish you could've gone on a little longer. You'll miss the industry, and the industry and fans will miss you.
EPA Deane
said at 4:54 AM on Tue Aug 1 2017
 1 Shout Out!
Oh Joy.....

One of My Favourite Voice Directors is Retiring.....
said at 10:36 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017
 6 Shout Outs!
I'm sorry to hear the reason why she's retiring, but she has earned it. I hope she enjoys it.
said at 10:37 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017

Her retirement, I mean.
said at 9:41 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Good for her retiring, but I can't help but feel voice over direction won't be the same without her influence.
said at 8:39 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017
 12 Shout Outs!
With all the terrifically voice acted works she directed, she's earned a happy retirement!

Thanks Mrs. Romano.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:47 PM on Mon Jul 31 2017

Yeah, if any retirement is well-deserved it's this one. Hope she and her eye are healthy and she enjoys her retirement.

She's easily one of the queens of VO. Right up there with Kris Zimmerman-Salter and Ginny McSwain among others.
Support Behind The Voice Actors on Patreon
What is Patreon?