Voice-Over Voice Actor

A Peek Into The Secret World Of The Voice Actor

Interested in pursuing a career in VO? Curious what goes on behind the scenes in a business where people talk funny for money? This book offers a fun and comprehensive look at what it takes, what goes on and what it’s like behind the mic from two working pros who started from scratch.

We had a fun interview with 411mania - here is a bit of it, but click on the link to read more!

411mania interview: Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal

Thanks to Jeffrey Harris

411mania.com speaks with the husband and wife team of Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt to talk about their work on Ben 10, their new live web series Shelf Life, their co-authored book, and much more.

During the 2012 WonderCon, I got to catch up with actors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt. Recently the husband and wife team had their own co-authored book published, Voice-Over Voice Actor: What It's Like Behind The Mic. Yuri is most known for his work on the hit Ben 10 franchise as the older, teenaged voice of hero, Ben Tennyson in the Ultimate Alien and Alien Force renditions of the show and the soon to be premiering series, Ben 10: Omniverse. Yuri has also done work on the hit Prince of Persia videogame series as the titular Prince, the Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden anime shows as everyone's favorite dark antihero Sasuke Uchiha, Iceman in Wolverine and The X-Men, Superman in Legion of Super Heroes, and Shinra Kishitani in the awesome Durarara!! Tara Platt has also worked on the Naruto franchise as the Sand ninja and sister of Gaara, Temari, rogue Shinigami Lisa Yadomaru in the Bleach series, Tokiko Tsumura in a personal favorite series of mine Buso Renkin ("I'll splatter your guts!"), and also as Jennifer Nocturne in the Ben 10 series. Now the two are currently working on their own live web series, Shelf Life, of which they came to the convention dressed as their characters from the show, Bug Boy and Hero Lass respectively.

Jeffrey Harris: So what are you guys excited about at WonderCon right now?

Yuri Lowenthal: I just love walking the floor and running into the people, technically I work with, but never get to see.

Tara Platt: I also just love seeing artist alley too. There's something so exciting about what's the new stuff being created and generated. That always excites me.

Jeffrey Harris: The Shelf Life series is outrageous and you work with some other great talent like Travis Willingham and Dee Bradley Baker. What was the conception of this idea?

Yuri Lowenthal: Strangely enough, even though I'm the resident nerd of the family, it was Tara's idea.

Tara Platt: I know.

Yuri Lowenthal: She saw the action figures up in my office and spawned the idea and then ran with it. And luckily we surrounded ourselves with really talented, trustworthy people from working in this business for so many years. And they were on the boat too. They were like, "Oh it sounds great! Let's do it!"