I grew up playing games, and I remember Christmas 1981 when my dad got us an Intellivision, and we all sat around and played ‘Astrosmash’ for hours on end. It was a big part of my youth.
I started doing standup when I was in college, and I would incorporate a lot of characters into my act.
I’m a fan of characters wherever they come from. Truth be told, I wasn’t a big comic book fan growing up. Maybe that helps me bring a fresh perspective to things because I’m not trying to match anything that’s been done in the past.
If I don’t get enough sleep, my brain gets fatigued, and the voice suffers. If I’m doing some retail work and trying to read and record legal copy, I start sounding like I had a few too many the night before.
Just to be involved in anything Disney, whether it’s ‘Avengers Assemble’ or ‘Planes’ or straight-to-dvd work, it’s great.
Most of the time with video games, you’re recording by yourself.
My favorite job is the next one. It’s such a gratifying experience getting to creatively keep trying something new and push things in a different direction.
Some people work very closely with a director or a producer on something, and from the get go, they’re collaborating. But typically, it’s just go in for an audition, do the best you can, and if the phone rings a couple of days after the audition and you get the part, that’s great.
The Internet is a bastion of negativity, and we get to sit there and voice our cute, little, important opinions.
The only way to describe my involvement in ‘Planes’ is that it’s an absolute dream come true for me. Getting to be a bad guy in any project is fun, let alone being a Disney villain. I can’t imagine anything getting better than that!