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Dave Fennoy Shares Most Meaningful Voice Over Experience

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

February 15, 2009

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Dave FennoyEvery now and then, you come across something in your work that is more than just work, it's a labour of love.

What have you found to be "more than just a job"?

Prime Time Voice Dave Fennoy, spokesvoice for numerous commercial campaigns, including McDonald's, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, and ATT shares his most meaningful job and invites you to share yours as well by leaving a comment.

Meaningful Work

A short number of days ago on February 12, 2009, Dave Fennoy announced at the NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the NAACP.

Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is America's oldest and largest civil rights organization.

I had a chance to catch up with Dave Fennoy and asked him what announcing at the event means to him. Dave offered, "I take a great deal of pride doing the Image Awards every year. I've done The Teen Choice Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, etc. but nothing is quite as meaningful to me."

What's Your Most Meaningful Voice Over Experience?

Tell me all about it by leaving a comment and join the conversation!

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Stephanie

Related Topics: announcer, awards, Dave Fennoy, Los Angeles, NAACP Image Awards, Prime Time Voice, voice actor, voice talent


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    Well, after legendary Dave Fennoy shares his amazingly personal experience with announcing the NAACP awards, I do fear mine will sound so shallow...
    Oh well- you asked, I'll share!
    For me, the most meaningful voice over gig I have had to date is being the voice of Princess Rosalina for the Mario games. (Did I mention it might sound shallow?) I say this simply because it has given me a way to connect with so many young adults. I have spoken for career days and to at-risk youths about my career. The minute they hear that I am in some of their favorite games- they sit up straighter and focus on what I have to share. In turn, they share part of themselves - their own goals and dreams. I have opened their eyes to a world they never knew existed. And, hopefully, made them want to reach for their own stars.

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      Hi Mercedes,

      Thank you for sharing your story. I don't think it is shallow at all :). What you are doing with the youth is inspiring and it is wonderful to hear that you are able to make a connection where others cannot.

      Let's keep this dialogue going!

      Best wishes,

      Stephanie

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        Hi, Stephanie,

        After spending many years of my life as an educator, I wanted to continue contributing to that field, so I do much work for education. Since I taught English and Dramatic Arts for much of that time, I decided to partner with a local teacher and author, Phil Bernardi, his school district and my friend and superb voice actor Robert Jadah to develop a website (www.actingitout.com) to promote better understanding of classic literature through performance, notably improv. Robert, Phil and I collaborated on the writing, voicing and production of several hours of podcasts for this project. It was recently written up in the NJEA Review, and I've received several e-mails from teachers who have used it with their students, with gratifying results. It's most rewarding to be a part of that kind of success.
        It's an ongoing project, and as it evolves, we hope for continued growth.

        Thanks for asking!

        Diane

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          Hi Diane,

          Thank you for sharing! That's fantastic news and I am so glad to hear it.

          Best,

          Stephanie

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          • Stephanie Ciccarelli
          • February 16, 2009 2:27 PM

            Hey, Stephanie...
            Reading Dave's story was truly inspirational. The work I've done lately isn't quite of that caliber, but it's nice work if you can get it! To this point, my most meaningful employment isn't really employment. I have the tremendous opportunity to volunteer for the Los Angeles Radio Reading Service. This non-profit outreach serves the blind and print impaired throughout the Southern California area and on most Mondays I team up with several other fantastic "readers" and we read articles from the local and national publications with the programs currently going out over the internet. I'm pretty sure I enjoy it more than the listeners!
            Herb Merriweather

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