Wes StevensCEO & FounderVOX, Inc. Bio
Wes StevensCEO & Founder
Wes has advocated for talent as a profession since 1994. He started in Columbus, Ohio at a small agency booking variety acts before joining Talent Group, Inc. (TGI) in Los Angeles in 1995 as an assistant. Seven years later, he acquired TGI’s voice-over department and launched VOX, Inc. Wes has represented an array of dynamic names in film, television, social media and music, alongside brands including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, GE, Apple, Amazon, Farmer’s Insurance, Taco Bell, Dodge and Sprint. His first booking of note was placing David Hyde Pierce in “A Bugs Life,” Ed Asner in “Up” and most recently Craig T. Nelson in the explosively successful “Incredibles 2”. Along that road there have been many campaigns, series, films, fond memories.
Having built the company off the springboard of his specialization in animation and gaming, the company’s success led to diversification into celebrity endorsements and, most recently, launching VOX Social. This division manages 360° strategies for celebrity and influencer social media channels/brands, monetizing influence through syndicated content, branded content creation, and product and vertical development.
Additionally, Wes represents CastBox, the World’s fastest growing pod-cast platform. He currently has over 25 CastBox original programs in production and development from influencers, celebrities, professional athletes and even a casting director.
Wes helps talented people create powerful, equitable, and long-term relationships. He thrills at the opportunity to connect the right talented people with one another.
Wes was born in Virginia. He is a military brat, an Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Virginia. Wes has run seven full marathons from Honolulu to Florence, Italy. He is very involved Amazon Conservation Team and with Best Buddies, a global charity promoting the full integration of individuals with intellectual disabilities into mainstream society. He is passionate about creativity in all its expressions. Wes resides in Los Angeles with his two very affectionate canines, Ms. Penny Fontaine and Mr. Franc N Cents.
Stacey J. AswadVoice Actor / Host / ProducerVO Buzz Weekly Bio
Stacey J. AswadVoice Actor / Host / Producer
VO Buzz Weekly
Robin ArmstrongDirector / ProducerThe Hideout Bio
Robin ArmstrongDirector / Producer
Robin Armstrong is an internationally award-winning film director, voiceover coach, producer, acting teacher, and performer. He has directed, taught and cast voice actors for over 25 years and has produced hundreds of film, television and audio projects and directed more than 1500 VO sessions. As a feature film director, he is winner of the Sundance Film Festival, and has been honored in both BOARDS (Canada) and SHOTS (London) for his artistry in television commercial direction for clients such as Budweiser, Porsche, Sony, AT&T and Chevrolet.
From The Hideout, his recording/teaching studio in Los Angeles, and at sold out teaching events across the US, Robin is sought after for his private coaching, weekend intensives, weekly VO Essentials sessions for emerging talent, and Master Classes for working pros. He also coaches artists worldwide via phone and Skype, and directs the LA VO Pro Workout Groups – the most comprehensive family of pro voiceover workout groups in the nation.
Phil LamarrActor Bio
A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University and The Groundlings Theater and perhaps is best known as one of the original cast members of “Mad TV” and as “Marvin” in PULP FICTION.
In addition to numerous appearances in films like Jason Reitman’s MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN, STEP BROTHERS, FREE ENTERPRISE and REAL STEEL, and TV shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Lucifer” and “Castle;” Phil has been profiled for his extensive voice-over work, which includes regular roles on the animated series “Samurai Jack,” “Futurama,” and “Justice League,” recurring roles on “Family Guy,” “Young Justice” and “STAR WARS: REBELS” and video games including SHADOW OF MORDOR, (for which he won the NAVGTR award for best supporting actor) METAL GEAR SOLID 2 & 4, MERCENARIES, DARKSIDERS, INFAMOUS, DEAD ISLAND, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US and MORTAL KOMBAT X.
His stage work includes productions with The Actor’s Gang, South Coast Repertory and Sacred Fools Theatre, and the award-winning production of “We Are Proud To Present…” at The Matrix Theatre. Phil also portrayed “Cowboy Curtis” in “The Pee-wee Herman Show” both on Broadway and in the Emmy-nominated HBO special.
Currently, In addition to writing and producing the web series “Inside The Legend” (http://www.youtube.com/user/InsideTheLegend)” and the animated series “GOBLINS,”(goblinsanimated.com) Phil is performing monthly with “THE BLACK VERSION” (www.theblackversion.com), appearing on HBO’s “Veep”, Epix’s “Get Shorty,” Netflix’s “Kulipari”, and starring in Tyler The Creator’s animated series, “The Jellies” for Adult Swim.
Pat FraleyPerformer / TeacherPatFraley.com Bio
Pat FraleyPerformer / Teacher
In 1985, he voiced Ace on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and Hillbilly Jim on Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling. He played Slick the Turtle on ABC‘s The Littles. He later did the voices of Coach Frogface and Sludge on Galaxy High. A versatile voice artist n 1987, Fraley voiced 58 characters on the animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Al, Aleister, Army Colonel, Antrax, Billy Jim Bob McJames, Bully, Chakahachi, Clown, Dr. Davens, Electrozapper, Erik/Erk Krang, Casey Jones, Cheese shop owner, Dippy, Dirtbag, Baxter Stockman, Barney Stockman, Gas station worker, The Great Boldini, Jewelry store salesman, Joey, Hans, Zak the Nutrino, Granitor, Burne Thompson, Kazuo Saki, Library security guard, Maitre’d, Malathor, Man with cotton candy, Mr. Reilly, Napoleon Bonafrog, Nasty Krangazoid, Obento, Rich man, Police chief, Policeman, Professor Mindbender, Raptor, Ray, Rodney’s butler, Sailor, Scaredy Krangazoid, Scumbug, Seymour/Security guard, Short criminal, Sergeant O’Flaherty, Shogun, Slash, Smarty Krangazoid, Titanus, Turtle cab driver, Wally cleaver, and Vernon Fenwick.
In the 1980s and 1990s he appeared in guest roles on animated series such as Denver, the Last Dinosaur, Garfield and Friends, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, Little Clowns of Happytown, The New Yogi Bear Show, Filmation’s Ghostbusters, Goof Troop, Bonkers, Gargoyles, Yo Yogi!, Batman: The Animated Series, Bobby’s World, The Tick, James Bond Jr., The Mask: The Animated Series, The Little Mermaid, and The Angry Beavers.
Pat voiced the title character in BraveStarr, Fireball in Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Cousin It in The Addams Family, Max Ray in Ruby Spears’ The Centurions, Lurky, Buddy Blue, On-X and Evil Force in Rainbow Brite, young Scrooge McDuck and Sir Guy Standforth in DuckTales, Gwumpki in Quack Pack, Sniff in Space Cats and as Wildcat in TaleSpin. He also voiced Kyle the Cat on The Tom and Jerry Kids Show and lead character, Marshal Moo Montana in Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa as well as Tuffy Smurf in The Smurfs.
In 2004, Fraley appeared on Nickelodeon‘s My Life as a Teenage Robot and ChalkZone. The following year, he had a minor role in Disney’s animated film The Wild and also voiced Fred’s uncle Karl on an episode of What’s New, Scooby-Doo?. He also had a role on camera as Mr. Harris in ‘Til Death and did voices in the two live-action films The High Crusade and The Fisher King.
Joan BakerActor / Author / TeacherSOVAS™ Bio
Joan BakerActor / Author / Teacher
Joan Baker is the author of Secrets of Voice-Over Success and monthly columnist for Backstage Magazines. Co-host of the biweekly podcast Get Out There featured on Backstage magazine online. She is the co-founder/producer of That’s Voiceover!™ Career Expo, which is now part of the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS™), along with the Voice Arts® Awards.
As a voice actor, Joan has performed hundreds of promos and commercials for TV, film and radio throughout her highly regarded career – including work for ABC News, American Express, ESPN, BLOOMBERG TV and radio, Showtime, HBO, NBA Entertainment, Olay, Lens Express, Sony Music, JP Morgan Chase, Costco, and The New York Times. You could even say that Joan’s talents reach the highest levels of American royalty and deep into the political zeitgeist: She voiced a TV ad campaign for The Muhammad Ali Center and narrated a documentary about the founding of the William Jefferson Clinton Library, now part of the library’s permanent display.
From her Manhattan studio in the Ed Sullivan Building, Joan coaches students in the craft of professional voice acting and voiceover career management, working with students from beginner level to seasoned professional. She provides one-on-one privates session in person and via Skype. Call 212-269-0700 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Everett OliverVoice DirectorMyBoothDirector.com Bio
Everett OliverVoice Director
Everett Oliver is a 24-year veteran in the entertainment industry. He runs his own voiceover company, MY BOOTH DIRECTOR, specializing in audition directing, personal coaching, and career building.
Recently, he was nominated for two SOVAS Awards: Outstanding Animation/Gaming Demo Reel, Best Voiceover; and Outstanding Narration Demo Reel, Best Voiceover.
A former booth director for the AVO talent agency, Everett has worked for such high-profile animated series as Men in Black, Jackie Chan Adventures, The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Godzilla, and Hellboy: Sword of Storms, just to name a few. He has worked for Columbia TriStar, Disney, and Film Roman for the WB, ABC, and Syfy.
His experience in voice direction and casting make him one of the most sought-after experts in the industry.
Erin FitzgeraldActor Bio
Erin Fitzgerald has been a professional character actor for over 20 years. Her work focuses mainly in the realm of cartoons, video games and anime. More well-known projects she has worked on include the 3x Emmy winning Ask the Storybots, Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy, Monster High, Ever After High, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, Persona 4 Golden, For Honor, many Final Fantasy games, Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, and Sailor Moon.
Her goal in coaching is to help actors find out different ways to create unique characters that they can lose themselves in and fuel their creativity, in this highly competitive market.
Erin also, wrote the ebook “10 Things any Voice Actor will Tell you if They are me” for actors at the very beginning of their journey.
Elaine ClarkActor / Director / Producer Bio
Elaine ClarkActor / Director / Producer
Elaine Clark is an award winning actor, director, producer, certified teacher, playwright and the author of the quintessential voice-over book, There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is, in addition to being the owner/founder of Voice One. As an actor, she is a member of SAG and AFTRA, having performed in hundreds of voice-over and on-camera commercials, industrial narrations, video games, cartoons, film and made for television movies. She also serves as an audio engineer, casting director, and multimedia & anime director.
Dave FennoyVoice Actor / TeacherDaveFennoy.com Bio
Dave FennoyVoice Actor / Teacher
Dave Fennoy has been a preeminent voice working in Los Angeles since 1990 and one of the most versatile voices in the industry providing voices for Commercials, Narrations, TV Promos, Award Shows, Animation and Games.
His promo clients over the years include HULU.COM, ABC, The WB, Fox, CBS, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, The Disney Channel and TV One. His campaign spokesvoice credits include Lexus, McDonalds, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, and ATT, Time Life Music R&B/Gospel and Southern Company. Gamers enjoy his work on STARCRAFT II, Metal Gear, That’s So Raven, Ultimate Spiderman, Delta Force, Star Wars, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, and many others. Narration credits include programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and Science Channel’s popular series, “When Earth Erupts”. His various film voices include “Ghost Rider”, “Happy Feet”,and “King’s Ransom”, and he has proved a cartoon favorite in such series as The LeBrons, Kim Possible, Ben 10, Darkwing Duck, New Kids on the Block, Pro Stars, Johnny Quest and Sonic the Hedgehog. Dave has been the show voice for several TV and Award shows, among them Late Night with Gregg Kinnear, The Billboard Music Awards, The Teen Choice Awards, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and for the past 15 years The NAACP Image Awards.
Mr. Fennoy is a sought-after VO instructor, and the subject of a chapter in the book “Secrets of Voiceover Success” by Joan Baker.
Chuck DuranOwner and Head ProducerWorld Digital Studios Bio
Chuck DuranOwner and Head Producer
World Digital Studios
Chuck Duran the Owner and Head Producer at World Digital Studios and Demos that Rock in Los Angeles, California? – YES!
Can you see him perform all over the world as lead guitarist and co-founder of mash-up band sensation, Rock Sugar? Or if you don’t have plane fare, can you go on YouTube and be one of the millions who watch and listen to Rock Sugar everyday? – YES! and YES!
Is he truly gifted and recognized as LA’s most sought-after voiceover producer and director? – ABSOLUTELY YES!
Does he sing rock and roll songs on the Disney XD’s sitcom, “I’m In The Band”? – HECK YEAH!
Has he produced and directed thousands of commercials for companies such as Nike, Chevrolet and Budweiser, just to name a few?
Why do so many of his clients credit him with helping them land top agents and build successful voiceover careers? – BECAUSE IT’S TRUE!
Has he written and performed songs for award winning television movies and feature films for Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and Disney? – YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!
Why should you watch VO Buzz Weekly with host, Chuck Duran? – BECAUSE HE ROCKS!!!
To learn more about Chuck, visit www.demosthatrock.com.
Chris McGinnActor / TeacherTheChrisMcGinn.com Bio
Chris McGinnActor / Teacher
Chris McGinn is a versatile actress and director best known for her film and television credits
Kidnap with Halle Berry, Synecdoche, NY starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman and directed by
Charlie Kauffman, My Own Love Song with Renee Zellweger and Forest Whitaker, The Silence
of the Lambs, Sweet and Lowdown, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix), You Don’t Know
Jack, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Corrections (HBO) and the House of Lies pilot with Don
Her theatre credits are highlighted by the acclaimed Long Wharf production of Camille; a modern
adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas classic by the British playwright Pam Gems with Kathleen
Turner, Gina Gershon and David Hyde Pierce.
Additional work includes Bringing Out The Dead directed by Martin Scorsese, Mickey Blue
Eyes directed by Hugh Grant, Ed, Law and Order, SVU, Late Night with Conan O’Brien
(NBC), 100 Centre Street (A&E), The Sopranos, Sex and the City (HBO), Wonderland and the
recurring role of “Irma in the Glamourama” on All My Children (ABC).
Chris will next be seen in two Netflix series: Seven Seconds, starring Regina King, which re-
teamed her with director Jonathan Demme, and the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones,
starring Krysten Ritter and directed by Minkie Spiro of Downton Abbey fame. She was recently
directed by Eko’s Sam Barlow in his new interactive web series, WarGames, produced by MGM.
The list of actors and directors Chris McGinn has worked with encompasses many of the top
names in the industry: Chris Cooper, Michelle Williams, Sean Penn, Al Pacino, Julianna Margulies,
James Caan, Christopher Walken, Jodie Foster, Renee Zellweger, Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, Jesse
L. Martin, Chris Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Stanley Tucci, Michael Beach, Tom Cavanaugh, Kate
Burton, Andrew McCarthy, Barry Levinson, Larry Charles, Noah Baumbach, Jane Curtin, Woody
Allen, Jonathan Demme, Timothy Busfield, Eriq LaSalle, Luis Prieto, Halle Berry, Lew Temple,
Matthew Penn, Miles Conner, Steve Schill, Timothy Van Patten, Olivier Dahan, Matthew Weiner,
Ron Daniels and Tom Routman.
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Ms. McGinn earned a Bachelor of Science Education in Theatre,
Speech and English at Truman University in Kirksville, MO. Moving to New York City one week after
graduation, she began her career as a founding member and resident director of two theatre
companies, Pantheon Productions and Yankee Rep. As a member of The Pantheon she directed
and acted in the classic plays Loot, Look Back In Anger and When Ya Comin’ Back, Red
Ryder to critical acclaim. At Yankee Rep, in addition to acting and directing, she co-created an
award winning interactive youth program, The Fork In The Road Players, which toured schools and
non-profit organizations in the five boroughs, tackling the subjects of dating violence and safe sex.
Chris is also a sought-after acting coach and instructor of improvisation, commercial and on-
camera acting for children and adults. On the rare occasions when she’s not working, she spends
her time traveling, rooting for the New York Yankees and working with animals.
Bob BergenVoice Actor / TeacherBobBergen.com Bio
Bob BergenVoice Actor / Teacher
When I was 5 years old I told my parents when I grow up I want to be Porky Pig. My Mother told me Honey, you can’t be Porky Pig. You’re Jewish”
–Opening line of the one man show, Bob Bergen: So, Here’s The Deal!
Two-time Emmy nominated Bob Bergen moved to Los Angeles from Cincinnati when he was 14. Actually, he had no choice. His Dad took a job in LA and relocated the family. But LA is where he wanted to be. As a kid, Bob spent endless hours watching and taping cartoons, imitating voices as well as creating characters of his own. His dream was to voice The Looney Tunes, and in particular Porky Pig. Bob’s idol was Mel Blanc, and he worked day and night trying to perfect eh-puh-peh-eh Porky’s famous voice. To his parents dismay, he spent more time working on voices than he did at his school work, though I think they’ve forgiven him by now.
Soon after arriving in LA, Bob began investigating how to get into the world of doing voices for cartoons. He spent hours thumbing through the yellow pages, calling every animation studio in town, gathering information on how to break into the voice-over field. Hanna Barbara referred him to Bob Lloyd, who at the time had the only voice casting office in Los Angeles called The Voicecaster. Lloyd referred him to Daws Butler, a legend in animation and well known as the man behind the voice of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Elroy Jetson, and Snagglepuss, to name a few. Daws taught a weekly voice-over workshop, and invited Bob to join the class. Bob also studied voice-over with anyone and everyone in LA offering a workshop, including Louise Chamis, Michael Bell, Brian Cummings, and Dave Madden. For the next several years Bob was never out of a class, studying voice-over, as well as improv and acting. He even got the chance to watch his idol, Mel Blanc record a project for Warner Bros.
When he was 18, a good friend of the family had Casey Kasem send Bob an autograph picture for his high school graduation. Bob sent Casey a thank you note, stating he wanted to do voices for cartoons and included his phone number. To his shock Casey phoned Bob and offered his assistance. Casey requested Bob make a home made demo of as many voices as he could. Bob sent Casey a tape of 85 voices which Casey, in turn, gave to Don Pitts, a voice-over agent and one of the nicest guys in the biz. Don signed Bob, and at 18 he was set up with his first agent. Not long after, Bob booked his first cartoon, Spiderman, and His Amazing Friends. He continued his studies with Daws Butler, and for the next 5 years slowly built up his voice-over resume with a variety of cartoons and commercials. To make ends meet, he worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios.
At the age of 23, Bob was able to leave Universal and work full time as an actor. His resume consists of 100s of cartoons, commercials, promos, radio imaging, live award show announcing, and interactive games. In 1990, Bob’s dream came true when he joined a handful of actors who share the job of voicing The Looney Tunes. Over the years, Bob has voiced Porky, Tweety, Marvin the Martian, Henry Hawk, Sylvester Jr., and Speedy Gonzales in a variety of feature films, albums, toys, games, and television series’, including the 2 time Emmy nominated series Duck Dodgers, in which Bob received an Annie Award nomination as best voice performer in a television series. In 1991 Bob was asked to play Sylvester Jr., for a radio program called Mrs. Bush’s Story Time, hosted by First Lady Barbara Bush. Soon after, he was thrilled to be invited to a reception at the White House in appreciation for his participation in Mrs. Bush’s literacy program.
Bob added game show host to his resume after landing the job of emcee on Jep!, the kid’s version of the classic game show Jeopardy!. For ten years, Bob worked as the grandstand host at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. His job consisted of spending two hours prior to the parade warming up an audience of literally hundreds lined up and down Sunset Boulevard, entertaining, schmoozing and getting everyone in the Christmas spirit. Throughout the parade, he had the privilege of interviewing some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars as they traveled down the streets of Hollywood in floats and vintage cars. The Grand Marshall in Bob’s first parade was James Stewart, and Bob was honored to have the opportunity to meet and interview this legendary actor. Over his years with the parade Bob got the chance to interview some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Halle Berry, Sammy Davis Jr., Ed McMahann, Steve Allen and Mickey Rooney to name a few.
Bob was invited to teach his animation voice-over workshop at Judy Carter’s California Comedy Conference in Palm Springs. This whirlwind weekend consisted of up and coming comics showcasing to various show biz movers and shakers. Through connections he made at this conference, Bob put together a one man show. After a one time “trial” performance in Burbank, he was asked by Ken Kragen, who managed Kenny Rogers, to be the opening act for Rogers’ summer tour throughout California and Oregon. Upon returning from the tour, Bob showcased his one man show at the Ice House in Pasadena and The Whitefire Theater in Sherman Oaks. Producer Ed Gaynes offered to produce the show commercially at the Whitmore-Lindley Theater in NOHO. Bob Bergen, Not Just Another Pretty Voice opened to great reviews and ran for 3 months. It was revived again in 2007, playing on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Mexico, as well as Las Vegas, and a 6 week run at The Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood. A new version entitled Bob Bergen: So, Here’s The Deal! has toured in NYC, Atlanta, and Chicago. It’s currently taking bookings in theaters throughout the country. In 2017 Bob began his 30th year teaching his animation voice-over workshop workshop in Los Angeles as well as weekend intensives throughout the US and Canada.
Bob’s voice has been heard in hundreds of commercials, including McDonald’s, Mitsubishi, Geico, Petsmart, Publix, Albertsons. His promo resume includes Disney Channel, NBC, FOXKids. He’s the imaging branding voice for radio stations throughout the US. Animated features include Tangled, TinkerBell, Spirited Away, A Bug’s Life, Iron Giant, Cars, The Emperor’s New Groove, Up, Wall-E, to name a few. He voices Luke Skywalker for LucasArts interactive games, as well as all 3 Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials. He’s supplied special vocal effects for dozens of films, including Gremlins, Army of Darkness, Dunsten Checks In, Fright Night 2, Honey, I Blew up the Kid, Santa Clause 2 & 3, He’s an Annie Award nominee for Porky Pig/Cadet in the Emmy nominated series Duck Dodgers. In 2011 he stars as Porky Pig in Cartoon Network’s new series The Looney Tunes Show.
Bob has been an active member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 1994, He’s a 2 time volunteer Big Brother, and was honored as the 2007 Jewish Big Brother of the Year.
Nancy CartwrightActor / Producer / PhilanthropistVoice of Bart Simpson Bio
Nancy CartwrightActor / Producer / Philanthropist
Voice of Bart Simpson
J. Michael CollinsVoice Actor / Demo ProducerJMCvoiceover.com Bio
J. Michael CollinsVoice Actor / Demo Producer
DINA BEHARVP Business DevelopmentSPG Studios Bio
DINA BEHARVP Business Development
Dina Behar – Vice President, Business Development for SPG Studios:
A Business Development Executive who excels at driving business, she establishes new revenue streams and enhances client relationships within the international media and entertainment industry. With more than a decade of experience, she helps companies localize their video content, so they can optimize their global reach and maintain their brand integrity internationally. Being part of a professional community that enriches the lives of global audiences is one of the highlights of her career.
BOB BUCHHOLZOwner / Voice DirectorSpliced Bread Productions Bio
BOB BUCHHOLZOwner / Voice Director
Spliced Bread Productions
Bob Buchholz – Owner and Voice Director of Spliced Bread Productions.
An American voice actor, writer, story editor, and voice director, Bob’s talents are numerous. He has provided voices and direction for anime and video games.
Bob started out as an actor and VO actor, then organically grew into the world of directing. He worked for 4 years as a producer for “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” where he received recognition for his commitment to the show. He won an Emmy award as a producer for NFL Films, and has worked on numerous anime over the years such as “Ghost in the Shell” “Cowboy Bebop” & “Outlaw Star.” His more recent shows include “Devilman Crybaby,” “Violet Evergarden,” “Knights of Sidonia”, Ajin, & “Blam”.
AZUSA MATSUDADirector, Industry RelationsSPJA Bio
AZUSA MATSUDADirector, Industry Relations
Director of Industry Relations at Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA)
FERENC LACZKOTalent AgentSBV Talent Bio
FERENC LACZKOTalent Agent
Ferenc Laczko is a talent agent at Sutton, Barth and Vennari (SBV Talent) one of the industry’s leading commercial talent agencies representing celebrity, voiceover and on-camera actors led by Rita Vennari. His areas of specialties include commercial, interactive and animation voiceover.
Ferenc has the privilege of working with Hollywood’s most acclaimed talent on numerous high profile commercial, film, television and interactive projects for studios such as Disney, Lucasfilm, Fox, Nickelodeon, Activision, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Cartoon Network as well as commercial accounts for Lexus, T-Mobile (English and Español), Mazda (English and Español), Kia (Español), Progressive Insurance, McDonald’s, and Nike to name just a select few.
Previous to joining SBV Talent, Ferenc was an agent at the celebrity boutique firm Independent Artists Agency and made agent in 2009 at the full service theatrical agency, Diverse Talent Group. He began his career in the mailroom at Abrams Artists Agency, after completing an internship at Fox 2000.
Ferenc grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Arcadia, the only child of a Peruvian mother and Hungarian father– a total byproduct of Globalization. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara double majoring in Global Studios and Law and Society. Ferenc also likes to travel (20 countries and counting!) and experience new cultures. He strongly believes something magical happens when artists perform in their element with passion and authenticity!
CHRISTIAN LANZVoice Actor Bio
CHRISTIAN LANZVoice Actor
With a celebrated voice acting career spanning multiple Emmy-winning animated series, Oscar-winning films, record-grossing video game titles and thousands of commercials, network promos, and movie trailers in both English and Spanish, Mexico City native and four-time Voice Arts Award winner Christian Lanz is one of the most versatile and sought-after bilingual voice actors working today.
Animation fans will recognize Christian as the voice of the vain and scheming Chancellor Esteban on Disney’s Emmy-winning TV series “Elena of Avalor”, as well as Puss from DreamWorksTV’s “Epic Cat Battles with Puss in Boots”, roles which earned him two consecutive Voice Arts Award wins for Outstanding TV Animation.
A 2018 Golden Trailer nominee for best voiceover, Christian also serves as the live announcer and voice of The Daytime Emmy Awards, The LA Emmy Awards, The American Cinematheque Awards, The TV Land Awards, and Hallmark Channel’s Hero Dog Awards.
He resides with his wife and two sons in Los Angeles, CA.
SYLVIA VILLAGRANVoice Actor Bio
SYLVIA VILLAGRANVoice Actor
One of the most versatile and prolific voice actors working today, Sylvia Villagran, two time Voice Arts Award® nominated, is one of the top female voices for TV network promos, live award shows, national commercial campaigns and narration.
Sylvia has broken the glass ceiling for women in promos for decades and currently lends her promo voice to NBC, CBS, TCM, the CW and the Disney Channel.
Sylvia is the voice for some of the most iconic award shows, including the Critics Choice Awards, MTV VMAs, Teen Choice Awards, AFI tributes, Writer’s Guild Awards and the historic 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Sylvia has also narrated Emmy Award winning and critically acclaimed shows on ABC TBS, TNT, AMC and E! Most recently narrating the historic TV bio of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel.
Her national commercial campaigns include Samsung, Verizon, Colgate and Payless.
Sylvia also happens to do the same thing in Spanish.
JENNIFER TRUJILLOCasting DirectorDisney Bio
JENNIFER TRUJILLOCasting Director
Jennifer Trujillo joined Walt Disney Television Animation in 2010 as a casting coordinator, cutting her teeth on series like “Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil,” “Motorcity,” and “Tron: Uprising.” She has since risen to her current role as manager of casting, where she currently handles the creative casting and talent booking for multiple series on Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior, including “Elena of Avalor,” “Mickey Mouse Shorts,” and “Vampirina.” Jennifer was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on “Elena of Avalor.” Jennifer recently won a Daytime Emmy award for her work on “Elena of Avalor.”
CARLI SILVERCasting DirectorSound and Fury Casting Bio
CARLI SILVERCasting Director
Sound and Fury Casting
Carli Silver joined Sound and Fury after several years as a commercial voiceover agent at one of New York and LA’s premiere talent agencies. Her experience finding and nurturing voice talent for commercials, animation and promos brings a uniquely qualified ear to our team. Not only does she know a great voice when she hears one, she’s developed the expertise to direct the best performance possible. As a frequent guest director and voiceover coach in both NY and LA, she continues to cultivate voice over careers for some of the most established talent on both coasts. Her in-depth knowledge of SAG-AFTRA contracting and tenacious attention to detail ensures all projects are executed flawlessly for our clients. Carli has a BFA from Syracuse University. She loves her work, her husband and her son Landon. She also loves a nice glass of Rosé and meeting new people – if possible, everything at the same time.
JB BLANCActor and Voice Director Bio
JB BLANCActor and Voice Director
JB Blanc (Official Juror of the 2017
Voice Arts® Awards)
JB has been an actor and director for 25 years since graduating from London’s Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, working in all aspects of the business, including Motion Capture, Voice Acting, Film, Television, Radio and Theatre. He has worked on over 160 Video Game titles as Director and Actor including: Mafia III (Voice Director), XCOM 2 (Voice Director), Lego Dimensions (Voice Director), Game Of Thrones, Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor (Voice Director and Actor), Lego Batman: Beyond Gotham (Voice Director and Actor) Bane in Batman: Arkham Origins, 3 Uncharted games, Wildstar, Evolve, Elder Scrolls, Call Of Duty, Skylanders, Titanfall, Final Fantasy, Knack, Assassin’s Creed, Transformers, Saints’ Row IV, XCOM, Fuse, Metal Gear Rising, World Of Warcraft, Darksiders, Diablo III, Street Fighter and many more. His Animation work includes Dragons: Race To The Edge, Alfred in Beware The Batman, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Avengers Assemble!, Turbo Fast, Scooby-Doo, Pickle And Peanut, The Regular Show, Trip Tank, Peter Rabbit and more. Film and TV work includes Arms And The Dudes, The Count Of Monte Cristo, Pirates Of The Carribean, Tristan And Isolde, Hulk, Masters Of Sex, The Brink, Breaking Bad, Shameless, CSI: NY, Burn Notice, Vegas, Nikita, Cold Case, The Unit, Prison Break, NYPD Blue and others.
NATALIA HENCKERExec. ProducerHenckahontas Studio VO and Dubbing Bio
NATALIA HENCKERExec. Producer
Henckahontas Studio VO and Dubbing
For over two decades, Nathalia Hencker has thrived in the entertainment industry as the voice of actresses like Salma Hayek, Vanessa Williams, Octavia Spencer, Shailene Woodley and Amy Schumer.
Born and raised in Colombia, Nathalia began at an early age her professional career as a fashion model, attended school for advertising and graphic design and sand on stages for crowds in Colombia with the band Climax. Upon moving to the United States, Nathalia received firsthand exposure to the world of voice-over acting. Among her most prominent casting coups are the voices of Walt Disney’s Pocahontas and Wilma Flintstone. Her voice is heard daily via Secondary Audio Program Technology (SAP) in the acclaimed soap Bold and The Beautiful as the voice of Brooke Logan, as well as Xiomara in Jane the Virgin. Nathalia has also been casting, producing and directing dubbing out of her own studio for multiple projects that range from infomercials, industrial videos and movies, to the most recent popular series on Netflix Bojack Horseman and Flaked. Nathalia can also be heard over the airwaves promoting several of the world’s leading commercial franchises on a regular basis, most notably McDonnald’s, Wells Fargo, Pantene and Honda among others.
TINA MORASCOCasting directorSound and Fury Casting Bio
TINA MORASCOCasting director
Sound and Fury Casting
MARYLYNN WISSNERCasting DirectorVoices Voicecasting Bio
MARYLYNN WISSNERCasting Director
Since, 1990 Mary Lynn and her award winning company, Voices Voicecasting,in Los Angeles, has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent
in thousands and thousands of voiceover productions. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to
CHRYSLER, RADIO SHACK, CHIQUITA, FIAT, TACO BELL, COCA-COLA, TOYOTA, LEGOS, WALGREENS, KLEENEX, US ARMY, SONY, 7-11, TECATE, CLOROX, JEEP, MATTEL, LEAP PAD (just to name a few)… to several feature films, animation series and video games, audio books and narrations. Also,
casting voices for E-Learning, Promos and IVR…whatever voice request is needed, Mary Lynn has found the voice for it! In addition to her successful casting career, Mary Lynn has continued to direct workshops, coach, consult and direct talent all across the world.
Her popular MEET THE AGENT and MEET THE PRO events introduce talent to leaders in our industry. In 2014, Mary Lynn created the THE VOICE OVER SELF DIRECTION APP. The app for the iPhone,iPad, and Android devices guides talent to the perfect read, right at their fingertips and right in their home booth! Talent, producers, ad execs and creatives all know that when you work with Mary Lynn, you work with someone who loves what she does and brings that love and expertise to any production, studio or workshop!
VANESSA LOZANOExecutive ProducerTono Studios Bio
VANESSA LOZANOExecutive Producer
JILL KERSHAWCasting DirectorSound and Fury Casting Bio
JILL KERSHAWCasting Director
Sound and Fury Casting
Jill Kershaw is a leading audio and voicecasting specialist with nearly 20 years experience directing and producing audio content for global advertising campaigns. After leaving Crispin Porter + Bogusky as the Director of Radio Production in 2009, she founded Sound and Fury as a way to unite her passion for storytelling, her keen ear for what resonates with consumers, and her ability to shape the success of a brand through the medium of sound. As a creative, she is inspired by the intersection of culture and ideation, and fueled by the belief that brands have the power to move us toward our better selves and the greater good. In addition to teaching voiceover workshops and serving as a panelist for the Radio Advertising Bureau, Jill has been a jury member for many prominent award shows including the Cannes Festival of Creativity, Clio Awards, London International Awards, One Show, Clear Channel Excellence in Advertising Awards, and Radio Mercury Awards. Outside of the recording studio, she is a certified yoga and instructor who devotes much of her time to non-profit organizations by developing volunteer opportunities for advertising and entertainment professionals.