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Beloved Voice Actor-A Tribute

12.31.14 | Miscellaneous | KikiVassilakis

Christine Cavanaugh, in my opinion, is a voice over goddess and legend. She has voiced many of our classic and most beloved animated characters including Babe (the pig), Rugrats alum Chuckie and Dexter of Dexter’s Laboratory to name a few. The news of her passing saddens me as a fellow voice actor but I do [...]

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To Infinity…and Beyond!!!!!

10.15.14 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

This years New York Comic-Con was held October 9-12 in our very own NYC. The sold out Javits Center was a place where novice and highly skilled Comic-coner’s alike combined to create a flurry of brightly colored jumpsuits and wildy detailed full-on ensembles that rivaled a blockbuster movie event. The crowds were a bustle with [...]

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Voice Coaches Radio Wins 2nd ADDY Award!

03.21.13 | News | KikiVassilakis

We are very pleased (and humbled) to announce that Voice Coaches Radio has won the ADDY Award for Best Podcast for the 2nd year in a row! “We’ve been producing the podcast weekly for almost 200 episodes, and it’s amazing to see that people still respond to it after all this time,” said Mike Spring, [...]

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2012 Annie Awards Nominees Announced!

12.07.12 | News | KikiVassilakis

It’s that time of year again! The International Animated Film Society has announced the nominees for the 40th annual Annie Awards! The Annie Awards are the only awards ceremony dedicated solely to the animated arts, and as always, there are a couple of categories dedicated solely to voice overs! Nominations in the two voice-related categories [...]

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RIP, Michael Clark Duncan

09.04.12 | News | KikiVassilakis

The Voice Coaches team was saddened to hear of the passing of actor Michael Clarke Duncan this weekend, at the age of 54. Duncan became a star overnight in the 1999 film The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award. His hulking frame and gravelly [...]

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Voice Coaches: Now 200% More Award Winning!!!

03.23.12 | News | KikiVassilakis

The entire Voice Coaches team is extremely proud to announce that Voice Coaches and our sister company, White Lake Music & Post, were the recipients of two ADDY Awards from the Capitol Region’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation, The Albany Ad Club!

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Voice Coaches Team Member on Pokemon This Saturday!

03.02.12 | News | KikiVassilakis

We’re very excited to announce that Voice Coaches Art Director (and voice actor) Kate Peterson will be appearing in an episode of Pokemon tomorrow morning on the Cartoon Network!

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Voice Coaches Student Returns To The Tonight Show!!

02.24.12 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Former Voice Coaches student Jackson Murphy once again appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this past Thursday Night, February 23rd. This time, the 13-year-old movie critic once again shared his Oscar picks with Jay Leno!

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RIP, Dick Tufeld

01.27.12 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

While he wasn’t a household name, Dick Tufeld was a voice actor whose voice will live on forever thanks to one iconic character he portrayed: The B9 Robot (also known as Robbie the Robot) on Lost in Space, who’s famous catchphrase “Danger, Will Robinson, Danger” is one of the most famous phrases in pop culture. Sadly, Mr. Tufeld passed away at the age of 85 on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012.

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Whatever Happened To The Man With The Golden Voice?

01.20.12 | Miscellaneous | KikiVassilakis

Many of you remember the big news sensation that was Ted Williams last year. For those of you who don’t, Williams was a homeless man with an amazing voice who got discovered thanks to the power of the internet, and went on to land some big voice over jobs.

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Watch Our Student On The Today Show!

09.06.11 | News | KikiVassilakis

Former Voice Coaches student Jackson Murphy appeared on on The Today Show this past Sunday morning, September 4th, doing a Fall Movie Preview, and we’re excited to share it with you!

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Voice Coaches Student To Appear On The Today Show!

09.02.11 | News | KikiVassilakis

Voice Coaches is very proud to announce that 12-year-old Jackson Murphy — a former Voice Coaches student — is going to be appearing on The Today Show this Sunday morning, September 4th. He will be doing a Fall Movie Preview!

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Introducing Voice Coaches Premium Classes!

08.26.11 | News | KikiVassilakis

Voice Coaches has recently launched a selection of premium classes, designed to enhance your voice over training in specific areas of focus. We’re proud to announce the newest class in our Premium Class stable: Audiobooks & Long-Form Narration!

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Welcome To The All-New VoiceCoaches.com!

05.27.11 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

After many months of hard work behind the scenes, we are very pleased and proud to launch the all new version of VoiceCoaches.com. Our goal with the new site, besides a fresh visual interface, is for VoiceCoaches.com to become your main destination for voice over information. Not only can you always find out about our company and our staff here, but we have a number of regular free resources we’d love for you to come back for week in and week out.

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Voice Overs Of The World: Google Chromebook

05.13.11 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Google is no stranger to creative advertising, and their latest spot — for their new Chromebook Computer — is no different. This one melds voice over and visuals so perfectly I had to spotlight it in its own blog entry.

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Could You be The Next Aflac Duck?

03.25.11 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Aflac is holding open auditions to be the next voice of the Aflac duck.

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Voice Coaches Student Appears On The Tonight Show!

02.28.11 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Congratulations to former Voice Coaches student Jackson Murphy, who appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday night to share his Oscar picks with Jay.

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Voice Coaches Student To Be On The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno!

02.23.11 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Voice Coaches is very proud to announce that 12-year-old Jackson Murphy — a former Voice Coaches student — is going to be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday, February 25th!

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Preview: Best Of The Super Bowl

02.04.11 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Just a quick heads up to let you know to check back on Monday for our Super Bowl Voice Over Wrap-Up! As has become a tradition here at the Voice Coaches blog, every year we present a special blog that reviews the commercials from the Super Bowl and the voice overs at work in them. [...]

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The VO Story Of The Year (So Far!)

01.07.11 | Motivation | KikiVassilakis

By now, you’ve probably heard about Ted Williams, the homeless man in Ohio with the golden voice who was featured on a local news broadcast and has become inundated with voice over jobs. It’s a truly great and heartwarming story, and we wish Mr. Williams all the best of luck. For those of you who are following the story, we’ve put together a collection of the most pertinent interviews and news coverage of Mr. Williams, so you can see this story unfold from start to finish.

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Hi-Yo, Silver Gone Away

12.23.10 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Famed Lone Ranger Announcer Fred Foy Dies at 89

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RIP, Mrs. Cleaver

10.18.10 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Voice Coaches was very sad to hear of the passing of actress Barbara Billingsley this weekend. She returned to American airwaves in the 1980s as a voice actor, appearing as Nanny in over 100 episodes of the hit Jim Henson Company/Marvel Comics Productions animated series Muppet Babies.

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RIP, Billie Mae Richards

09.14.10 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

Voice Coaches was saddened to hear that Billie Mae Richards, best known as the voice of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in the ever-popular Rankin-Bass specials from the 1960s, passed away.

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Mission Accomplished, Peter

03.15.10 | VO News | KikiVassilakis

In addition to a film and television career that encompassed over 50 years of acting, Mr. Graves was also a noted voice over talent. He’s most famously known for hosting A&E’s Biography series since 1987, a job that involved narrating the lives of numerous actors, sports figures, scientific pioneers, and notoriously famous personalities.

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