The Southtown Star has interviewed comedian/actor Brad Garrett, sitcom star of Everybody Loves Raymond and ‘Til Death, and who has been performing character voices in animation since the mid-80’s and for several of Pixar/Disney’s films as well.
Brad, who is currently performing stand-up comedy for limited engagements through June 2009, had this to say about his voice acting work:
As famous as his face, 6-foot, 8 1 / 2 -inch frame and quirky mannerisms are, Garrett’s distinctive voice makes him sought-after for voice-over roles.
“I’ve always enjoyed it because I was always a fan of animation,” he said.
“In the early days I couldn’t make a living just doing stand-up. I always had a strange voice, and I started doing voice-overs early on.
“When I became a dad, my kids didn’t want to watch Raymond or whatever, but when I was in an animated feature that was just the coolest thing in the world.
“I do love doing it, especially working with people like Pixar. It’s some of the best writing of any film you’re ever going to work on, whether it’s live-action or animated.
“I love it, the kids dig it and it’s fun. It’s something like stand-up that will always be close to me and has always been very good to me.”
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