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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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Jun 8, 2015

Rodney Saulsberry is the voice of choice for behind-the scenes narration. This Detroit native and University of Michigan Graduate, is one of the premier voice-over talents in the country. He is also a published author with two bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice and Step Up to the Mic.

Saulsberry’s distinctive announcer voice is literally everywhere. He has announced promos for the ABC hit Dancing With The Stars and the ABC critically acclaimed Charlie Brown Christmas Special. He announced the 34th NAACP Image Awards and the Essence Awards specials on FOX Television and voiced promos for the Grammy Awards and Country Music Awards for CBS.

As one of the top trailer voices in the business, Rodney’s voice has promoted many favorites: Red Tails, Tupac Resurrection, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Friday After Next, Drumline, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Dumb & Dumberer, Finding Forrester, Soul Food, Crooklyn, and many more. Black Enterprise Magazine called Saulsberry “The voice of choice for behind-the-scenes-narration.”

What do Zatarain's, Instant Tax Service, Twix, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Verizon, White Castle, 7UP, Burger King, SBC, and Nestle Crunch all have in common? Saulsberry has been a voice-over commercial pitchman for all of these products and many others on television and radio. He can also be heard reading audio books, as well as narrating E! Entertainments, True Hollywood Story, about Motown R&B singer, Marvin Gaye. His imaging voice has represented NFL Films and several NBA Basketball teams that include the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and the New Orleans Pelicans. For the past eight years Rodney has been the voice of the stock trading website Interactive Brokers TWS Tours.

Animation is another strong suit for this versatile voice actor. Saulsberry is the voice of Joe Robbie Robertson on the hit cartoon series Spider-Man and James Rhodey Rhodes in the animated feature film, The Invincible Iron Man.

Rodney's acting credits include guest star appearances on Monk, Without a Trace, Law & Order: LA and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. He currently stars as Anthony a street musician and former homeless man on the Daytime Drama The Bold and the Beautiful.

In 2013 and 2011, Saulsberry received an NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his role on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Saulsberry is also a gifted singer who has lent his melodious baritone singing voice to a jubilant ensemble of background singers on a spirited recording of “Hakuna Matata” on The Lion King movie soundtrack. He continued his animation musical journey by singing When You Believe and Playing With the Big Boys on The Prince of Egypt soundtrack. As a soloist, he has recorded two Rhythm and Blues albums that have resulted in two Billboard charting singles, I Wonder and Look Whatcha Done Now.

Recently, Saulsberry wrote and composed the song Miracles, which aired on The Bold and the Beautiful on January 13, 2011 and is available for purchase on iTunes.  He continues to get his musical compositions featured in television and movie soundtracks. To hear more and learn more about his song placements, visit his music placement website at: Tomdor Music.com

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

 

 

May 17, 2015

Mike interviews Voice Actor and Voice-Over Strategist Tom Dheere.  As a voice talentwith over eighteen years of experience, Tom has narrated thousands of projects for clients in a dozen countries for just about every type of project you can think of. 

He narrates other stuff, too. Stuff like Audiobooks, Commercials, Medical Narrations, E-Learning projects, Industrials, Video Games, Animation, Apps, and much, much more.His specialty is narrating ‘Explainer Videos’ a.k.a. ‘Whiteboard Videos.'

Tom is also a voiceover business consultant.  He helps you figure out what’s preventing you from getting to the next level as a voice talent “behind the scenes”.  He's worked with voice talents of all experience levels to develop their business plans, time management skills, and much more.

Tom shares the story of his journey into the world of voice acting and also discusses the business side of voice-overs and offers concrete advice for aspiring voice actors.

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

May 17, 2015

Join Mike as he interviews voice-over legend Harlan Hogan.  As Harlan's website says, over the years some very famous slogans have entered your ears via Harlan Hogan's voice. 

From Raids' "Kills bugs fast, Kills bugs dead" and Head & Shoulders' "That little itch should be telling you something" to the iconic, "It's the cereal even Mikey Likes".

Today, Harlan's voice is still bringing us memorable slogans like, "How's that for trendy?" for Ford 150 trucks,  "It's not home - but it's close" for Cracker Barrel and reminding PBS viewers day in and day out that, "This program was made possible by viewers like you.  Thank you"

Based in Chicago, Harlan sends his voice world wide from his state of the art home studio, via ISDN, Source Connect, CD/DVD and the Internet.
In this interview Harlan shares his journey into the world of voice acting with great stories and inspiring and practical advice for aspiring voice actors.
For more information about this and other episodes, head over to mikelenzvoice.com.
May 16, 2015

Mike Lenz is an entrepreneur, professional voice actor, audiobook narrator, author, podcast host, husband and father.  Join Mike each week 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 you achieve your dream of becoming a professional voice actor.  For more information on this and other episodes, head on over to the web at mikelenzvoice.com

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