Posts Tagged ‘Voice Acting’

“Simpsons” Producer Al Jean Says Harry Shearer Will Not Be Returning

by Ed Liuon May 14, 2015
A report on CNN Money reports that Harry Shearer will not be returning to the voice cast of The Simpsons for the show’s 27th and 28th seasons, according to longtime Simpsons producer Al Jean. Jean added that, “We do not plan to ‘kill off’ his characters but replace them with the most talented members of […]

Being Two Different Kinds of Batman, the Roger Craig Smith Way

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2015
When we last spoke with voice actor Roger Craig Smith, he had just begun playing Captain America in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and the dastardly Ripslinger in DisneyToon’s Planes, in addition to his earlier iconic roles as Sonic the Hedgehog in several earlier video games and as the assassin Ezio in the Assassin’s Creed video games. […]


Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman Anchor Disney’s “Zootopia” Voice Cast

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2015
DISNEY’S ZOOTOPIA VOICE CAST REVEALED Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman Head to “Zootopia” Walt Disney Animation Studios welcomes Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman to “Zootopia,” Disney’s 2016 animated feature set in a modern mammal metropolis. Goodwin (ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” “Something Borrowed,” “Walk the Line”) will lend her voice to an optimistic bunny named […]
Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg, 1926 – 2015

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes the passing of Stan Freberg — satirist, author, recording artist, voiceover actor, comedian, puppeteer, and advertising creative director — at the age of 88 due to natural causes. He began a career in animation voiceover shortly after graduating from Alhambra High School in 1944, working for Warner Bros. as Pete Puma, […]


Actor Brian Stepanek on Going “Home” for DreamWorks Animation

by Ed Liuon March 27, 2015
Actor Brian Stepanek ought to be familiar to audiences of kids and grown-up entertainment, both on-camera and in voiceover work for animation. A guest role on CBS’s Two and a Half Men so impressed writer/producer Chuck Lorre that he created a recurring role for Mr. Stepanek on the show, and cast him in guest roles […]
Star Wars Rebels

Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins Cast of “Star Wars Rebels” for Season 2

by Ed Liuon March 4, 2015
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR TO STAR IN SEASON 2 OF STAR WARS REBELS In the hours after the “Star Wars Rebels” season finale aired on Disney XD, its executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will join the voice cast in a recurring role for […]

Leonard Nimoy Mr. Spock

Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock Actor, 1931 – 2015

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2015
Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the age of 83 due to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been hospitalized earlier in the week due to chest pains. Mr. Nimoy was best known for his role as the logical Vulcan Mr. Spock on the Star Trek television series starting […]
Big Hero 6

Q&A With Ryan Potter, Jamie Chung, and Genesis Rodriguez of “Big Hero 6”

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2015
In the wake of Big Hero 6 winning the Best Animated Feature Academy Award and its release on Blu-ray and DVD today, Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released three Q&A sessions with actors Ryan Potter (Hiro), Jamie Chung (Go Go), and Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon). AN INTERVIEW WITH RYAN POTTER FOR THE BLU-RAY, DIGITAL HD […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Will Friedle, Kevin Michael Richardson, Vanessa Marshall, Trevor Devall Join Animated “Guardians of the Galaxy” Cast

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2015
Disney XD has announced the following cast members for the animated Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, which is currently set for a debut in 2016. Cast members announced so far are: Will Friedle as Peter Jason Quill/Star-Lord Kevin Michael Richardson as Groot Trevor Devall as Rocket Vanessa Marshall as Gamora Each of the actors […]
Gary Owens

Gary Owens, “Space Ghost” Voice Actor, 1936 – 2015

by Ed Liuon February 13, 2015
Veteran voiceover performer Gary Owens has passed away on February 12, 2015, at the age of 80. A longtime radio and TV announcer, Owens was best known to the general public as the mellifluous baritone for NBC’s Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. He also coined the “beautiful downtown Burbank” phrase on his KMPC radio show that […]