By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 22, 2012
Have you ever seen a casting notice with specs indicating that they were looking for someone who could sound like you?
In an interview with Charlie Rose, we see one of the most imitated and frequently requested voices of Americana, Sam Elliott, talk about what it's like to come across direction with your name in it!
Watch the video and share your thoughts in today's VOX Daily.
American actor Sam Elliott (b. 1944), best known for his deep, rugged cowboy voice and southern drawl, has one of the most recognizable voiceprints around and serves as the model for one of the top requested voicing styles in the United States. It's no surprise then that the sound of Sam Elliott's voice happens to be one that North American male voice talent try to imitate most, putting him in the same league of iconic voice talent the likes of Don LaFontaine, James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman.
Elliott has been the voice of campaigns for Dodge, IBM, Kinney Drugs, Union Pacific, and the American Beef Council, succeeding Robert Mitchum in the latter. He also happens to be the new voice of Smokey the Bear.
In this video excerpt from a Charlie Rose interview, Sam Elliott briefly discusses what it is like to read artistic direction seeking a voice not unlike his own. If you've not heard Sam's voice but keep on hearing about it, get a taste for how he sounds by watching the video below:
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