Mar 16, 2014 « Back to Episodes

Fred Melamed PT1 EP111

Chuck and Stacey express their sincere thanks to all who have donated to help support VO Buzz Weekly. If you would like to join the other generous benefactors, go to the Support Page to make a one-time or recurring donation. This week’s guest, veteran film and voice actor, Fred Melamed, shares the fascinating story of how his performing career began. From the Yale School of Drama to the Broadway stage, Fred candidly discusses how his battle with stage fright led him to working for decades in voice over.

He talks about the shifts in the voiceover business that dramatically affected his livelihood and the subsequent phone call from Joel Coen that changed his life. He discusses what he loves about being a voice actor along with who he respects in the business.

As one of the first to have a home recording studio twenty years ago, Fred gives amazing insights on delivering strong auditions and illustrates how to find the message in the commercial copy. Fred talks in-depth about one of his recent films, IN A WORLD. Hear how he met the film’s Writer/Director/Actor, Lake Bell and how he got the role as well as more about his character in the movie. You can get the DVD of the movie on Amazon or iTunes.

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