Voice Actors Platt, Lowenthal Announce Voice-Over ‘How To’ Book


Husband/wife voice actors Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal (undated publicity photo courtesy bugbotpress.com)

Husband/wife voice actors Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal (undated publicity photo courtesy bugbotpress.com)


Pre-Order Your Peek Into the World of Voice-Over with New Book

VO Pros Write Comprehensive Book about How to Get into Voice-Over

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2009 — Have you ever watched a cartoon, played a video game or heard a movie trailer and wondered just who are those folks behind the mic? Maybe you’ve wanted to get into the business and become a voice actor yourself, but wanted to know where to begin? Coming November 1st, you can get answers to those questions and more with a new book about the world of VO written by Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt, two working pros with a long list of credits and a stellar reputation in the biz. The book is being launched this coming weekend at the prestigious San Diego Comic Con.

With insider tips and in-depth discussion about this exciting profession, the book, Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic, is also peppered with anecdotes from stars in the field like Phil Morris (Secret Saturdays), Wil Wheaton (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), and Dee Bradley Baker (Spongebob Squarepants), and with a foreword by Eisner Award winning comic book writer Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin). This book is sure to open your eyes and entertain.

Yuri Lowenthal (undated publicity photo courtesy bugbotpress.com)

Yuri Lowenthal (undated publicity photo courtesy bugbotpress.com)

“So many people have asked us how we got into [VO] and how they can do it too,” Yuri says, “and in the book we do our best to tell them all about what we’ve done.” Tara adds, “But more than that, we let them know what they might be able to do on their own to break in.” The book includes everything from mic technique and the auditioning process to suggestions for voice exercises and tips on self-marketing.

Several VO celebs have already praised Voice-Over Voice Actor. Phil LaMarr (Futurama), no stranger to acting and voice-over, says, “People always ask me for advice on how to get started in the VO business. My advice: Get this book.” Emmy award-winning voice director Andrea Romano (Avatar: the Last Airbender) lends her endorsement by adding, “Anyone wishing to pursue a career in voice-over will be more prepared and have a better chance of success if they read & heed the wisdom contained in this book. Were I teaching a class right now, this book would be a required text.”

Tara Platt (undated publicity photo courtesy bugbotpress.com)

Tara Platt (undated publicity photo courtesy bugbotpress.com)

Lowenthal and Platt have a long list of voice-over credits from animation to video games, commercials, narration and more. Some of their recognizable credits include Yuri’s Superman (Legion of Superheroes), Ben (Ben 10: Alien Force), Jinno/Kuma (on the Emmy-Nominated Afro Samurai: Resurrection), and the Prince (the Prince of Persia series of video games) as well as Dell, Coca-Cola and more. Tara’s credits include Wonder Woman (DC vs. Mortal Kombat), Dream Girl (Legion of Superheroes), and Temari (Naruto) as well as commercial work for clients like Subaru, Budweiser and McDonald’s.

Voice-Over Voice Actor is published by Bug Bot Press, and 15% pre-order discounts are being offered on the Web site before the book comes off presses November 1st. For more information, visit www.BugBotPress.com to pre-order your book now.

Previous news: 6.28.2009 — Lowenthal and Platt Interviewed.

Newsarama Interviews Yuri Lowenthal


Newsarama.com’s Steve Fritz talks with Yuri Lowenthal about his recent role as Mr. Miracle on Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and The Bold:

“[It’s been] a dream. I love James and company, with Mike Jelenic and Brandon Vietti, being part of the company. They’re my [Legion of Super Heroes] Family. I’ve always loved [Diedrich Bader’s] on-camera work, and I had gotten to work with him on Ben 10. So we were familiar with each other. And John (DiMaggio) and I work together all the time, I love showing up and seeing him there. So, needless to say, it was a fun session.

“Also, I’m a fan of the show, which always makes working on the show more fun. It’s kind of nice to see Batman go lighter than darker for a change, as much as I love the dark stuff. And getting to see characters like Bat-Mite and Etrigan and Plastic Man is just cool.”

The interview also reveals details about some of his upcoming projects:

– An independent film, Tumbling After, self-produced with wife (and fellow voice actor) Tara Platt.
– Lowethal, who voices the lead character on Ben 10: Alien Force, says that production on the show is “going great.” “We’re gearing up to record Ben 10: Evolution soon. I’m looking forward to it. I miss the old gang.”
– Upcoming roles: Emissary with Phil Morris, and Absolution with wife Tara Platt.

Previous news: 4.27.2009 — Yuri Lowenthal is a Samurai.