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JAN 2ND, 2011 Today’s Celebrity Birthday

Gabrielle Carteris, born on 1961, is an American actress known for her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the early seasons of the 1990s television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Voice-overs

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – (2011) Vicki Vale

Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits – Nafia

Bionic Commando – Jayne “Mag” Magdalene / Radio Operator

Icewind Dale II

La Pucelle Tactics – Angelique

Marvel: Ultimate AllianceElektra, Enchantress
Tia Carrere, born on January 2, 1967, is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer.

Voice-overs

The Night of the Headless Horseman (1999)

 Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Stitch! The Movie (2003)

Aloha, Scooby-Doo! (2005)

 Lilo & Stitch: The Series

American Dragon: Jake Long
Cuba Gooding Jr, from The Bronx, New York, born on 1968.  He is an American actor, best known for his Academy Award-winning portrayal of Rod Tidwell in 1996 film Jerry Maguire.
Voice-overs

Starring roles: Home on the range 2004 “Buck”

The land before time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends 2007 “Angelique

Taye Diggs , born on 1971. He is an American theatre, film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Broadway musical Rent, and the television series Private Practice.

Voice-overs

Historical Panther 2  

The Superhero Squad Show: Black Panther

Paz Vega born on1976. She is a Spanish actress. The 2001 film Sex and Lucia brought the actress to the attention of a larger audience. She then became much better known in the United States after appearing in a supporting role in the 2004 film Spanglish opposite Adam Sandler.

Voice-overs

Wanted: Weapons of Fate “Araña” video game

Kate Bosworth, born on 1983. She is an American actress. She became known with a leading role in 2002’s Blue Crush.

Voice-overs

Video games

2006 Superman Returns Lois Lane

2010 CR: Superman Returns Lois Lane

The Man of a Thousand Voices

Melvin Jerome “Mel” Blanc is regarded as one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry. He was an American voice actor and comedian, best remembered for his work with Warner Bros as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Woody Woodpecker, Speedy Gonzales, Tom and Jerry and hundreds of others.

Blanc was the first person to play Toucan Sam in Froot Loops commercials, using a slightly cartoonist version of his natural voice.

Blanc is regarded as one of, if not the, most prolific voice actor in the history of the industry.

He was the first voice actor to get credit in the ending credits and ushered in a new era for voice actors, where they were regarded as a significant part of the creative process, rather than easy-to-replace finishing touches.

Many episodes of the short-lived The Mel Blanc Show are now available on YouTube

What Do Some Of The Top Growth Industries Have In Common? Voice Overs

According to a new report by IBISWorld USA, Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) leads the list of the ten industries expected to see the highest growth rate between 2010-2016. Also on the Top 10 list are video games and Internet publishing.
This is good news for the voice over industry. These sectors regularly require voice over talent for their audio needs and could become major contributors in the job market for voice talent as they grow.
The voice over industry is said to be over $11 billion strong which is divided across a huge span of niche markets including Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational Video, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television and Videogames.
Corporate projects currently lead the bread and butter jobs for the voice over industry. An increase in voice over jobs for video games would give talent the opportunity to stretch their creative muscles more often and with the growing popularity of Internet publishing as a new method for entertainment programming voice actors may see more opportunities to work on projects in online broadcasting.
Over the last two years Voices.com has seen an increase in Internet job postings which seems to suggest that there is the potential for these growth industries to lean more toward e-commerce sites to search for, audition, and cast their projects.
The future is looking bright!!!

Dubbing Services English-Spanish

Dubbing work done at Elite Music Studios-EMS by Miami voice over actors. Filmed in Spanish, dubbed into English.

Actors: Margarita Coego, Cristina Figarola, Manolo Coego, Jeannette Lehr, James Keller, CC Limardo, Lenny Rabinowitz.

Dub Version

Original Version

Celebrities & Cartoon Voice Acting

Less than 20 years ago, voice acting was almost exclusively the realm of voice actors—people specifically trained to provide voices for animated characters. The rise of the celebrity voice actor can be traced to a single film: Disney’s 1992 breakout animated hit Aladdin, where Robin Williams voiced the film’s hyperactive Genie.

The celebrification of voicework can be traced through the films Disney released in the years after Aladdin, from The Lion King (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones) to Home on the Range (Roseanne Barr, Dame Judi Dench). But the trend has been most prevalent in the computer-animated films that have dominated family-friendly cinema since Pixar released Toy Story in 1995.

The marketability of a big-name celebrity voice actor gave way, perhaps inevitably, to an even more insidious trend: directly basing a character’s appearance on the famous actor providing its voice. With the marketing machine growing larger by the day unfortunately, conventional voice actors rarely get the chance to helm a contemporary animated film. Banderas’s voice is perfect for Puss—the character was tailored to it, after all—but in the end, Banderas has one voice, and when the best voice actors have “a thousand voices,” it’s hard not to feel like they’re being wasted.

EMS Elite Music Studios wants to share this great article:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/10/how-celebrities-took-over-cartoon-voice-acting/247481/