Adult Swim Voice Actor Performs in Atlanta Live Show

05.28.2010

Voice actor Scott Hilley (Adult Swim’s Squidbillies, Aqua Teen Hunger Force) is starring in and directing “The Golden Age Radio Show” at Expressions Theatre and Film in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, May 29th at 7:30 PM.

This family-friendly event — a live radio theatre-style production — will feature performances from episodes of two classic “old time radio” shows and showcase students from Scott’s voice acting workshops (which he teaches regularly in the Atlanta area).

And those of you who’ve been reading this blog for any length of time will know that outside of the “About” page above that I normally do not mention any projects I’m involved with. However, I’m both proud and honored to say that Scott cast me in this show and I’ll be performing a couple Frank Sinatra standards as part of the show’s live music as well.

Tickets are only $5 for this show. Seating is limited and tickets are not available for pre-order. They can only be purchased in person at Expressions Theatre the night of the event.

More details on this show are available via the show’s official Facebook page.

Note: This event is neither affiliated nor associated with Cartoon Network or Adult Swim.

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Aqua Teen’s Dave Willis Interviewed

04.25.2009

Promoting an event at Florida State University, Adult Swim writer/producer/show creator/voice actor Dave Willis discusses with Talahassee.com his work on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies. Here’s an excerpt:

“[Meatwad is] the voice I always used when I encountered a little baby or a little kitten,” Willis said and then dropped into a bit of hilarious Meatwad-speak. “It was also a voice I would do late at nights when I was in the weeds (animating the early ‘Aqua Teen’ cartoons) and it made Matt (‘Aqua Teen’ co-creator Matt Maiellaro) laugh. So it just worked its way into the material.”

And on casting performer Unknown Hinson as Early Cuyler on Squidbillies:

We must have auditioned 300 actors to read for Early. Most of them were from L.A. and they were doing these bad Southern accents like Forrest Gump or Colonel Sanders or Foghorn Leghorn. Southern accents are surprisingly hard to fake. … (Unknown Hinson) had a very distinctive quality to his voice. If you’re doing a cartoon, you have to have one voice that can be funny reading the menu. And he’s that guy.”

Despite Unknown Hinson’s crazed onstage persona — think trailer-park vampire crossed with a scary, hairy Porter Wagoner — he’s really a pussycat, according to Willis.

“He’s surprisingly soft-spoken and very accommodating,” Willis said.