While away on my trip, I happened to watch CNN and heard a number of voice overs that I not only recognized but knew who was performing!
Don’t you find it refreshing when you can recognize not only a voice but also who it belongs to?
Hear about three broadcast voice overs I heard while away and share some of your own!
What’s on at 5 or 6 a.m. PST on CNN?
The first morning I woke up in Los Angeles, it was 4:30 a.m., an ugly hour I must say. When I couldn’t fall asleep (thanks to my east coast biological clock), I decided to turn on the TV and find out what was on. While we’re on the topic, the voice guiding me through the menu may very well have been that of Ann DeWig (I’ll have to check!).
Legendary Talent Adam West Welcomed Me to LA
If you’ve seen any of LendingTree’s summer spots, you’ve been hearing the voice of Adam West. Upon seeing the commercial, “Great Scott!” I sent a quick email to West’s agent, Fred Wostbrock to congratulate him on the run. You may recall a recent article that featured a quote from Adam West about his days as Batman and how he developed distinct voices for Bruce Wayne and as Batman when playing the caped crusader. Hearing from someone I knew of, even if just a voice over, meant a lot to me as his was literally the first familiar voice I had heard since leaving home.
Magnum P.I.’s Tom Selleck Sold Me OJ
About an hour before I went to breakfast that same day, I happened to hear something about Florida Orange Juice courtesy of Tom Selleck. His warm delivery, along with tantalizingly tangy visuals, persuaded me to order not just my usual morning tea, but a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice as well.
Marc Graue Announced Anderson Cooper 360
The day after I went to the gala event celebrating Don LaFontaine’s legacy, I heard another familiar voice, this time the voice of someone I have the pleasure to know in person. At the event, Marc Graue happened to tell me that he had a contract doing the promos for Anderson Cooper’s show. Very timely information to discover! Just to confirm for you, Marc can be heard daily on CNN with promos for “Anderson Cooper 360.”
Do Broadcast Television Voice Overs Move You?
The great communicators are talking to us day in day out. Are they getting through?
What have you heard recently that persuaded you, affected you, or touched you on a personal level?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
P.S. Stay tuned for more coverage of my Los Angeles trip including the Don LaFontaine Lab Fundraiser, the Voices.com Voice Acting Mixer LA, and more!