Chris Anthony Lansdowne: a sweeter, kinder person you shall not meet. It’s totally fitting, Providential even, that she was the first ever voice of Barbie, friend to millions upon millions of little kids everywhere, as well as the singular host of the long running, hugely popular radio drama, Adventures in Odyssey. Chris is a woman with a huge heart and is a light in the darkness, I can testify. Her greatest joy is being a role model to kids. Join us as we talk about the ups and downs of being a voice actor, and what it’s like to voice an ICON!
Aaaaah… Cissy Jones. Such beauty. Such talent. She’s been in this town less than 6 years and has taken it by storm. You gamers will know Cissy from The Walking Dead series of video games, and most recently from her BAFTA Award winning performance as Delilah in Firewatch. Cissy is perhaps the fiercest female voice actor I’ve met. Don’t let this relaxed, contemplative podcast fool you. Cissy’s got your number.
Salli Saffioti is an East Coast charmer with a fascinating history and a brain swimming with characters who come to life in video games and animated series. But she’s also well versed in promo and commercial voiceover work. She wanted it all, and she does it all. As you will discover, people like Salli, are, in fact, born for this.
I can pretty much guarantee you’ve heard the voice of Nicole Balick. She was the voice of The Style Network for over a decade, which, if you know anything about the vo biz, is a minor miracle and testament to her staying power. She has voiced national network tv commercials too numerous to put in print, and when you buy Shell gasoline, listen up. She’s the one talking to you there on the screen at the pump! Nicole is effortlessly charming, with a rich textured voice, and I gotta say, she gave the best answer so far to the last question in my infamous B-Hive Roulette game at the end of each podcast. You’ll have to listen all the way to the end to hear, but trust me, you’ll have a good time getting there. Love me some Nicole Balick.
Really there’s only one word to describe Rebecca Davis: Effervescent. And her voice, as refreshing as a cold pop on a hot August afternoon, follows suit. So it makes perfect sense that she is the inaugural recipient of the Don LaFontaine Voiceover Spirit Award, sponsored by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Rebecca volunteers for Young Storytellers, mentoring low-income elementary school students to discover the power of their own voices through the art of storytelling. She works actively with the nonprofit organization, Women In Animation, serving as its Co-Chair. And when she’s not busy volunteering for all sorts of great causes, she can actually be heard doing voiceover things! She’s been narrating Vanity Fair’s monthly audio magazine (available on Audible.com) for a few years now, and is thrilled to be voicing her first recurring role, that of Fiona, the big brassy new girl in town, in the animated series Lego Friends available on DisneyChannel.com. Oh, and word has it she can’t ride a bicycle. Judging from a rather endearing story she tells in the podcast, I’m guessing that might actually be true. But when you’re as buoyantly charming and talented as Rebecca Davis, who needs a bicycle?