Chuck and Stacey are honored to welcome a living legend in the voice over industry, 8-time Daytime Emmy winning voice director, Andrea Romano. In Part 1 of this special 3-part episode series, Andrea begins the story of how her personal and professional dreams began to come true growing up in Long Island, New York with her large, supportive family.After graduating from SUNY Fredonia in Theatre Arts and one year of graduate school, she moved to New York City to act professionally, supporting herself working in retail and doing phone sales.
Setting her sights on California, she took a temp job with the talent agency, Abrams Rubaloff and went on to become the youngest franchised agent in Hollywood at that time taking voice over classes so she could understand what a voice actor experiences. After a time there, Andrea was invited to start the VO division at Special Artists with an A-list celebrity client roster.
When friend and colleague, Ginny McSwain called to tell Andrea she was leaving Hanna-Barbera, she jumped at the chance to apply for the casting director job working alongside, Gordon Hunt. Andrea shares her experiences working with acting greats like Daws Butler, Jonathan Winters and William Christopher as well as helping start voice over careers for Mark Hamill and Jessica Walter.
While still at Hanna-Barbera she was able to work on other projects like DuckTales, Rescue Rangers and Winnie the Pooh. A fearless risk taker, Andrea signed on to direct for the newly formed Warner Brothers TV animation where she started working with Steven Spielberg on his new productions.Read More