We love reader participation here at Resnick Interactive. So on Fridays, we like to invite your comments on an issue in the news for the voice over industry. Let us know your thoughts!
What does it mean that voice actors often only make the news for misdeeds– when they’re speaking out of turn or getting arrested? From the recent insensitive (and nonsensical, mostly) tweets about post- tsunami Japan from Gilbert Gottfried, to the escalating accusations against Elmo voicer, Kevin Clash, to this week’s arrest of former voice of Charlie Brown, Peter Robbins, voice actors are testing the theory that all press is good press.
Best known for his 1960’s portrayal Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” in recent years, Robbins voiced a talk radio show out of Palm Springs and managed real estate in Van Nuys. He is accused of stalking and harassing an ex-girlfriend, her dog, and her plastic surgeon. Robbins could face up to nine years in prison.
We’d rather have voice talent in news for positive reasons, of course. And we’d like to balance out the press. Any humanitarian members of the voice over community want to chime in and let us know of contributions to society? We’ll trumpet them here and on our twitter!