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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #165 on: January 03, 2013, 09:22:42 AM »
Andrea Romano 

Andrea Romano is an American casting director, voice director, and voice actor, whose work includes casting, and voice directing Batman: The Animated Series, Tiny Toon Adventures, "Animaniacs", "Pinky and the Brain", Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and multiple Warner Bros. Animation/DC Comics direct-to-video films, including: Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight.

Romano grew up in Long Island, New York. She pursued undergraduate education at State University of New York at Fredonia, graduating in 1977, before attending Rutgers University, from which she chose to not graduate. At this time, she began auditioning for plays in Manhattan. While keeping a steady job during the day, Romano would perform in plays at night, often auditioning on her lunch break.

In 1979, Romano moved to San Diego, where it was difficult for her to find theater work. After working in a couple of plays, she was offered a temporary position at Abrams-Rubaloff, a talent agency in Los Angeles. Within months, due to the temporary position lasting longer than expected, Romano was franchised as an agent.

After leaving Abrams-Rubaloff, Romano joined Special Artists, a smaller agency, and began their voice-over department. While at Special Artists, she would also direct the potential client auditions. It was during her time at Special Artists that Romano began attending some of her clients' recording sessions at Hanna–Barbera. After a short time at Special Artists, she was asked to audition at Hanna–Barbera for the position of casting director.

Romano joined Hanna–Barbera, in 1984. While at Hanna–Barbera, a position which lasted more than five years, Romano worked on such programs as The Smurfs, The New Adventures of Jonny Quest, and the 1987 reboot of The Jetsons, among others. On all of which, working alongside director Gordon Hunt. She also worked on Jetsons: The Movie, though she had her name removed from the credits when an executive decision resulted in Janet Waldo being replaced. Near the end of recording for Jetsons: The Movie, Romano witnessed George O'Hanlon, who voiced George Jetson, die, as the result of a stroke, in the recording studio.

Romano was approached by Disney, which was developing DuckTales at the time, to audition for the position of voice director of the series. Disney was auditioning five directors that would each direct one episode, after which, they would choose a director to direct the remaining episodes. One director did the first episode, then Romano directed the second episode; it was at this time that Disney chose to stop the audition process and have Romano direct the remaining episodes. Romano directed sixty-five episodes of DuckTales. While serving as voice director of DuckTales, for Disney, Romano remained on staff at Hanna–Barbera, as casting director, until some of the Hanna–Barbera executives chose to leave and form a new company. Knowing she would not be able to direct in this new company, Romano chose to become a freelance director.

Romano became a freelance casting and voice director, in 1989. The first series she did, which was for Warner Bros., is Tiny Toon Adventures in 1990. This was followed by: Batman: The Animated Series, in 1992; Animaniacs, in 1993; Pinky and the Brain, in 1995; and Superman: The Animated Series, in 1996; all for Warner Bros. She also was the voice director for the all-CGI series ReBoot beginning in 1994.

In addition to series, Romano also voice directed many direct-to-video films, including: The Land Before Time II, The Land Before Time III, The Land Before Time IV, The Land Before Time V, and Wakko's Wish.

Since 2000, Romano has served as casting, and voice, director for series, including; Justice League, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Batman, SpongeBob SquarePants, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

She has also done the DC Comics direct-to-video films, including: Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: Under the Red Hood, and Batman: Year One.

On video games, Romano has stated, "I only do special ones [...] they aren't challenging to me and they are taxing on an actor's voice.” Romano did her first voice direction of a video game on 1999's Descent 3. Since then, she's done: Animaniacs Splat Ball, in 1999; Floigan Bros. and Batman Vengeance, in 2001; Teen Titans, in 2005; Diablo III, in 2008; and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, in 2010.

Romano's first credited voice role was in a 1996 episode of Animaniacs. She has also voice-acted for the series Justice League and Teen Titans. In addition to these, Romano also played voice-roles for some of her direct-to-video films: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.

Romano is "renowned for considering 250-300 actors for lead roles", according to UGO. She doesn't like to replace actors, and that's why she values actors who aren't celebrities, because, as she has said, "replacing a celebrity ... that's really uncomfortable." Romano has joked that fans can sometimes tell what she has been watching on television or in the movies by who she casts. She sometimes intentionally casts the same actors with whom she has worked previously, "because it was fun, it was good and I know they can do the job."

Her reputation includes Wired's Ken Denmead's description of Romano as an "iconic voice director". UGO refers to her as "arguably the best known casting/dialogue director on the animation scene today."

Wil Wheaton, an actor and voice actor whom Romano has worked with, has said, "I owe Andrea my whole animation career", after she cast him in The Zeta Project and Teen Titans.
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #166 on: January 03, 2013, 09:23:54 AM »
1.   Anton Lesser (Marcus Didius Falco)
2.   Cree Summer (Probably Penny Gadget or Foxxy Love)
3.   Ellen McLain (GLaDOS)
4.   Frank Welker (Fred)
5.   Kenneth Williams (Oh god, I don’t know, bunches, I guess The Moog, and most of the other characters, on Willo the Wisp is ace, as is Sandy on Round The Horne)
6.   Mark Wing-Davey (Zaphod Beeblebrox)
7.   Sheridan Smith (Lucie Miller)
8.   Anna Madeley (Helena Justina)
9.   Harry Enfield (Dirk Gently)
10.   John Woodvine (Old Kipps)
11.   Laura Esterman (Ruby)
12.   Nicholas Briggs (Pretty much every Dalek in recent years)
13.   Ann Sachs (Princess Leia Organa)
14.   Dan Povenmire (Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz)
15.   Alan Oppenheimer (Skeletor)
16.   Perry King (Han Solo)
17.   Valentine Dyall (The Man In Black)
18.   Eric Thompson (Dylan the Rabbit or Ermintrude the Cow in The Magic Roundabout)
19.   Oliver Postgate (Professor Yaffle)
20.   David Jason (Mr. Toad)
21.   Dan Castellaneta (Abe Simpson)
22.    Ashley Tisdale (Candace Flynn)
23.   Penelope Keith (Agatha Raisin)
24.   Phil Harman (Lionel Hutz)
25.   Mel Blanc (Foghorn Leghorn)


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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #167 on: January 03, 2013, 09:34:39 AM »
Again, great work Anais!  Hope you host more in the future!

1. Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny)
2. June Foray (Witch Hazel)
3. Maurice LaMarche (The Brain)
4. Tom Kenny (SpongeBob Squarepants)
5. Billy West (Fry)
6. Mark Hamill (the Joker)
7. Hank Azaria (Moe Szyslak)
8. John DiMaggio (Bender)
9. Townsend Coleman (the Tick)
10. Maria Bamford (Any witch in Adventure Time)  BTW, she had a small appearance in MST3k!
11. Kevin Conroy (Batman)
12. Tara Strong (Bubbles)

13. Matt Chapman (Homestar Runner)
14. Jon Benjamin (Coach McGuirk)
15. Keith David (Goliath)
16. James Urbaniak (Doc Venture)
17. Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson)
18. Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack)

19. Ed Asner (J Jonah Jameson)
20. Tony Jay (Megabyte)
21. Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner)

22. Clancy Brown (Lex Luther)
23. Paul Rugg (Freakazoid)
24. Stephen Colbert (Reducto)
25. Cree Summer (Elmyra)


Now, I think Compound should be ready to host the next one.


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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #168 on: January 03, 2013, 10:03:29 AM »
I didn't list my favorite roll, but here's my list:
1   Mel Blanc
2   Frank Oz
3   Frank Welker
4   John DiMaggio
5   Hank Azaria
6   Tress MacNeille
7   Harry Shearer

8   James Arnold Taylor
9   Maurice LaMarche
10   Mark Hamill
11   Seth MacFarlane
12   Billy West
13   Tom Kenny
14   Phil LaMarr
15   Peter Cullen

16   Walt Disney
17   Andy Serkis
18   Dee Bradley Baker
19   Kevin Conroy
20   Jon Benjamin

21   Clancy Brown
22   Patrick Warburton
23   Maria Bamford
24   Michael Dorn
25   Jess Harnell
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #169 on: January 03, 2013, 10:06:38 AM »
I didn't list my favorite roll, but here's my list:

My favourite roll is ciabatta



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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #170 on: January 03, 2013, 10:17:15 AM »
Here's mine!

1.   Phil Harris (Baloo)
2.   Rob Paulsen (Pinky)
3.   Casey Kasem (Shaggy)
4.   Maurice LaMarche (The Brain)
5.   Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson)
6.   Frank Welker (Fred from Scooby Doo)
7.   Sterling Holloway (Winnie the Pooh)
8.   Paul Frees (Boris Badenov)
9.   Hank Azaria (Moe Syzlak)
10.   Phil Hartman (Troy McClure)
11.   Mel Blanc (Daffy Duck)
12.   June Foray (Rocky the Squirrel)

13.   Lorenzo Music (Garfield)
14.   Harry Shearer (Mr. Burns)
15.   Tara Strong (Bubbles Powerpuff)
16.   Cree Summer (Elmyra Duff)

17.   Pat Buttram (The Sheriff of Notingham)
18.   Daws Butler (Yogi Bear)
19.   Jess Harnell (Wacko Warner)
20.   John DiMaggio (Bender)
21.   Billy West (Stimpy)

22.   Don Messick (Scooby Doo)
23.   Trey Parker (Eric Cartman)
24.   Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants)

25.   Paul Winchell (Tigger)
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #171 on: January 03, 2013, 11:55:54 AM »
So since Compound is hosting the next list, I don't have to ask for suggestions, right?
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #172 on: January 03, 2013, 12:33:20 PM »
Yeppers.


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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #173 on: January 03, 2013, 12:36:59 PM »
I'm kind of glad I didn't participate in the list. My list would have been so eclectic and off-beat that almost none of my choices would have ever shown up anyway.


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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #174 on: January 03, 2013, 12:59:11 PM »
Andrea Romano 

Andrea Romano is an American casting director, voice director, and voice actor, whose work includes casting, and voice directing Batman: The Animated Series, Tiny Toon Adventures, "Animaniacs", "Pinky and the Brain", Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and multiple Warner Bros. Animation/DC Comics direct-to-video films, including: Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight.


Andrea is the bees knees! She directs Janet on Avatar: The Legend of Korra. I've met her a few times at various functions with my voice over pals. She is one of the nicest people you'd ever meet and her resume is astounding.
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #175 on: January 03, 2013, 01:00:15 PM »
Any chance she'll be on Pop My Culture?  She seems amazing.  Maybe on another voice actor-themed episode.


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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #176 on: January 03, 2013, 02:56:46 PM »
01. Billy West (Stimpy or Zapp Brannigan)
02. John Di Maggio (Bender - Futurama)
03. Kristen Schaal (Louise - Bob's Burgers)
04. Hank Azaria (Moe - The Simpsons)
05. H. Jon Benjamin (Archer - Archer)
06. Tress MacNeille (Dot Warner - Animaniacs)
07. David Herman (Scruffy - Futurama)
08. Maurice LaMarche (Kif - Futurama)
09. Alec Baldwin (Leonardo Leonardo - Clerks: The Animated Series)
10. Dan Castellaneta (Homer - The Simpsons)
11. Jess Harnell (Wacko Warner - Animaniacs)
12. Harry Shearer (Mr. Burns - The Simpsons)
13. Phil Hartman (Troy Maclure - The Simpsons)
14. Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner - Animaniacs)
15. Douglas Rain (HAL9000 - 2001: A Space Odyssey)
16. Seth MacFarlane (Stewie - Family Guy)
17. Phil LaMarr (Hermes - Futurama)
18. Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh)
19. Ralph Wright (Eeyore - Winnie the Pooh)
20. Albert Brooks (Hank Scorpio - The Simpsons)
21. Townsend Coleman (The Tick)
22. Tara Strong (Toot Braunstein - Drawn Together)
23. Mel Blanc (Porky Pig - Looney Tunes)
24. Frank Welker (Nibbler - Futurama)
25. John Ratzenberger (The Abominable Snowman - Monsters, Inc.)
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #177 on: January 03, 2013, 03:16:40 PM »
My list:

1. Dan Castellaneta
2. Mel Blanc
3. Harry Shearer
4. Hank Azaria
5. Frank Welker
6. Maurice LaMarche
7. John DiMaggio
8. Billy West
9. Rob Paulsen
10. Phil Hartman
11. H. Jon Benjamin
12. Kevin Conroy
13. Jim Cummings
14. Nancy Cartwright
15. James Earl Jones
16. Jess Harnell
17. Mike Judge
18. Peter Cullen
19. Peter Jones
20. Seth MacFarlane
21. Mark Hamill
22. Townsend Coleman
23. Tom Kenny
24. Grey DeLisle (!)
25. Bill Woodson
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #178 on: January 03, 2013, 03:31:22 PM »
Here is the list I submitted, with my top pick down at the bottom. I did throw this together at the last minute.

 25. Walt Disney (Mickey Mouse)
24. Jeremy Irons (Scar the lion)
23. Julie Kavner (Marge Simpson)
22. Yeardly Smith (Lisa Simpson)
21. Barrie Ingham (Basil, the Mouse Detective)
20. Sally Struthers (Rebecca Cunningham, TaleSpin)
19. Nathan Lane (Timon the meercat)
18. Samuel E. Wright (Sebastian The Crab)
17. Charles Fleischer (Roger Rabbit)
16. Bob Newhart (Bernard, The Rescuers Down Under)
15. Pinto Colvig (GoofY)
14. Thurl Ravenscroft (Narrator, Disney's Sleepy Hollow)
13. Bill Thompson (Jock, Lady and The Tramp)
12. Jim Cummings (Darkwing Duck)
11. Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid)
10. Kelsey Grammer (Sideshow Bob)
9. Harry Shearear (Ned Flanders)
8. Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson)
7. Hank Azaria (Moe the Bartender)
6. David Jason (Toad, Wind in The Willows)*
5. Ed Gilbert (Baloo, TaleSpin)
4. Mel Blanc (Bugs Bunny) (didn't even know he did so many other characters)
3. Dan Castellaneta (Krusty The Clown) (wonderful range and comedy along with other Simpson actors)
2. Alan Young (Scrooge McDuck) (love his voice and his Scrooge is awesome)
1. Clarence Nash (Donald Duck) (favorite cartoon voice ever!)

*David Jason comment removed because I spaced.
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Re: Your Top 50 Voice Actors Revealed!
« Reply #179 on: January 03, 2013, 03:48:07 PM »
Good list, Mel Blanc won by a long shot, I'm glad, he's awesome.   Had a hard time choosing my fave character by him, chose Pepe le Pew.

And I thought Patrick Warburton was the voice of The Tick.  Forgot he did the live action.
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