Stacey reads another great viewer email from Charlene in Seattle and Chuck reminds viewers if they like the show they can support it through the website’s SUPPORT page. Time to chat with the Emmy and Annie award winning VO superstar, Maurice LaMarche, who engagingly shares how he sometimes gets a little lazy about his appearance being a voice actor and the benefits of being the spokesperson for Lexus.
He takes us through how he made the transition from stand-up comedian to voice actor and tells a story about his very first gig doing Inspector Gadget with Don Adams.
Maurice offers advice and specific tips about what he thinks it takes to make it in the business today, recalling that it took him a year of auditioning before he booked his first job. He stresses the importance of the relationship in any script whether it’s for Lexus commercials or in animation like working with Rob Paulsen on Pinky and the Brain.
He addresses the question of whether or not he still auditions everyday and talks about his process of creating characters. He shares how he records his multiple characters in Futurama with fellow cast members Billy West, Katey Segal, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom and John DiMaggio.
The episode closes with Maurice doing some of his first, stellar impersonations of entertainment icons Peter Falk and Tony Curtis and how the years he spent studying and perfecting his Orson Welles impersonation changed the course of his career.Read More