Craig Crumpton has been publishing Voice Actors in the News for more than a decade, but increasing fan appreciation and interest in voice acting has led to expanded coverage and additional staff.
We are pleased to have contributors both from the fandom and the industry. These individuals share an admiration and appreciation for voice actors and the art of voice acting, and it’s an honor to have them on our staff.
Voice Actors in the News – Staff Contributors:
DOREEN MULMAN (Joined May 2010)
Doreen maintains official websites for several popular voice actors such as Frank Welker, Tara Strong, Charlie Adler and Dino Andrade as well as official memorials for Mary Kay Bergman, Jean Vander Pyl and Sam Melville. She resides in North Hollywood, CA and loves collecting/selling toys, voice over, animation and ’60s nostalgia.
You can view the full list of Doreen’s sites on her official site: Sites By Doreen (leftforever.com), and she posts all her site updates via Facebook and Twitter (@leftforever). She also sells autographed memorabilia through her Shop Down Memory Lane blog.
JEFF BIRNBAUM (Joined May 2010)
Jeff has spent most of his life watching cartoons, especially since the debut of Cartoon Network in 1992. He first became fascinated with voice acting while attending the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con, and has since assimilated as much knowledge on the subject as possible. In 2010, Jeff made his first step towards becoming a voice actor by attending Tony Oliver’s Bang Zoom’s Adventures In Voice Acting workshop where he learned the craft of animation voice acting and dubbing, as well as through voice coaching from Kyle Hebert at the 2010 Animation On Display convention.
Jeff also posts about voice acting and other genre-related interests via Twitter (@JEFFBM).
KYLE HEBERT (Joined July 2010)
Kyle is our staff’s resident industry pro — a Los Angeles-based voice actor whose credits include Street Fighter IV (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), Gurren Lagann (Kamina), and is most known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from Dragonball Z. Other select credits include Final Fantasy XIII, World of Warcraft, Devil May Cry 4, Dynasty Warriors, and Star Ocean, among many others.
Kyle is known as a highly interactive and accessible voice actor to the fandom, always mingling with fans at cons and online, utilizing social media daily along with streaming random live webcam chats, and he also offers private voice acting critique sessions through his official website: www.kylehebert.com.
MARK ALLEN JR. (Joined July 2010)
Mark was always one of those “weird” kids growing up. So it was no surprise when he pursued cartoons as an escape. He began putting in a LOT of time expanding on his abilities, honing his acting skills as best he could. With the help of several talented friends, Mark has slowly worked his way towards achieving his dream of providing voices for cartoons. His hope is that one day, he too can make a “weird” kid feel right at home.
Mark is the creator and co-host of the weekly radio show “Hearing Voices” at California State University, Fullerton. It’s all about voice acting and the industry, and gives listeners the chance to learn and interact with professionals. Mark also posts about his adventures in the voice acting world through his blog — Return to Sender — and via Twitter (@MarkAllenJr).
ASHLEY TRAYDER (Joined August 2010)
Ashley has always been interested in voice acting even though she never watched much TV. Growing up in Tasmania, Australia, she loved listening to audiobooks and audio dramas like Adventures in Odyssey on the radio.
Now living near a big city like Melbourne, she is able to enjoy cartoons and animated movies regularly. Ash’s other interests are painting, dancing, animal activism and is working towards a diploma in music. She also is the host of two fan groups for her favourite voice actor Jess Harnell on MySpace and Facebook.
Special Thanks – Guest Contributors
This blog would mostly be a link farm with little original content were it not for the many professionals in the industry who have supported this blog by contributing news, photos and other materials over the last decade. And this is by no means a complete list:
C. Martin Croker
And a very special thanks to Mahmoud Taji of Taji’s Voice Emporium for designing the blog header.