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Mike Lenz Voice - A Journey Into Voice Acting

Join professional voice actor, audiobook narrator, and podcast host Mike Lenz as he shares stories from some of the most amazing and inspiring people from all areas of the voice-over industry - as well as other incredible entrepreneurs - to help inspire you to achieve your dream of becoming a professional voice actor.
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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 19, 2015

Denise Ashlynd brings over 30 years of professional experience to her work in theatre, film, television, commercials, and voice-over. A native of Florida, she made her television debut on "Romper Room" at the age of 5. By age 13, she performed on stage in her first Equity production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Denise graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a B.F.A. degree in Music Theatre. While at FSU, she worked and studied with Joseph Papp, Roger Rees, Raul Julia, Nigel Rideout, and Neal Kenyon. She also had the privilege of working with Academy Award winning director, Jonathan Demme, on his film "Something Wild," which was shooting in Tallahassee at the time.

Just after graduation, Denise earned her Equity card and moved to NYC, where she continued her training at Circle in the Square. On stage, she has performed Off-Broadway, in U.S. tours, regionally, and throughout 13 countries in Europe in productions of  "Man of La Mancha" (starring John Raitt),  "Hair," >"Jesus Christ Superstar" and Alan Johnson's "West Side Story" to name just a few. She has acted in and voiced numerous television and radio commercials, including "Massachusetts Lottery" and "PBS-Give Me A Break."

Denise has appeared on film and T.V. in projects starring Christopher Walken, "When I Live My Life Over Again," Alysia Reiner "No Letting Go," Meryl Streep "Music of the Heart," Ted Danson "3 Men and a Little Lady," and Andy Samberg/The Lonely Island "The Comedy Awards 2011."

She had the honor of studying with Grammy and Audie award winning director/producer of audiobooks, Paul Ruben, and can be heard narrating Melissa Gilbert's children's book "Daisy and Josephine" as well as other titles from Simon & Schuster and HighBridge Audio.

Denise has a passion and a gift for working with children, and brings that passion to her work in commercials, television, film and audiobooks. She has a home voice-over studio and shares her workspace and home with her husband and son.

For more information about this and other episodes, head over to mikelenzvoice.com.

Oct 12, 2015

Larry Hudson is a full time voiceover actor with his own studio and has been active in the voiceover industry since 2009.  His client list continues to expand providing his voice to a wide variety of voiceover projects including, commercial TV and radio ads, documentaries, industrial and tutorials for corporate and web presentations. 

His current list of clients include Disney/Picture Head, Toyota, Lexus, KB Home, Kubota Tractor Corp, Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Apple, Google & Qualcomm just to name of few.

Larry provides a clear concise baritone sound that embodies strength, power and sincerity.  His signature sound is relaxed and conversational.  Listeners are drawn in by Larry’s warm tones which he brings forth in a variety of genres.  Larry's versatility enables him to bring light hearted fun to character pieces or deep sincerity to roles of a more solemn nature. 

For more information on this and other episodes, head over to mikelenzvoice.com.

Oct 5, 2015

Val Kelly is a bilingual, French/English Voice Actress. Val started her voiceover career in 1999 after being told her whole life how "cute" her voice is and that she should do something with it... and so she did....!!

Val has been actively booking Voiceover work for years now and just recently finished working on her new commercial demo with Emmy award winning sound designer, recording engineer and producer "Uncle Roy" Yokelson. Val's specialty is in voicing characters for cartoons, talking toys, apps, videogames, children's e-learning, radio and tv commercials. Her clients include Hasbro toys, "Hungry Howie's Pizza Place", "Roam and Wander", "Mymoonah" and many more. 

In addition to being a Voice actress, Val is the Owner/President/CEO/Executive Producer of Mid-Atlantic Voiceover, LLC. Val is in charge of running all aspects of the company and is the Executive Producer for the annual Mid-Atlantic Voiceover "Get Inspired" Conference that takes place in November. Check out the latest news on the upcoming "MAVO2015" Conference at www.midatlanticvo.com or click below to register now!!!

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