By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 2, 2013
When you first fell in love with voice acting, was it because you were inspired by the vocal talents of a certain actor?
While many of today's voice artists look to voices the likes of the late, great Don LaFontaine, the original poster boy for voice acting, Mel Blanc, laid the foundation of many voice acting careers, including the career of one Herb Merriweather.
Who is your voice acting hero?
Be sure to watch the interview with Herb and share who your voice acting hero is by leaving a comment!
The Voice That Launched a Thousand Careers
Mel Blanc, known as The Man of a Thousand Voices, has served as the inspiration for countless voice-over talent and voice actors, including Herb Merriweather, a man who can do more than a few voices himself. When you look back at the industry and chart its evolution from when Mel Blanc started voicing at Warner Bros. in the mid 1930s to where we stand today in 2013, much technologically has changed but the same spirit remains. Just as Helen of Troy's face launched a thousand ships, there's no doubt in my mind that Mel Blanc's voice has launched a thousand careers. Hear Herb Merriweather's thoughts in this Voices.com interview below:
Herb Merriweather shared in a separate interview, "It's a privilege and an honor to speak up for an organization that not only gives opportunity, but empowers you to make the best of every opportunity provided. Voices.com has worked tirelessly to tweak and improve its services and features for one person--the voice actor (and his clients). No other organization promotes you (the VO) like Voices.com."
About Herb Merriweather
Herb Merriweather is a voice talent based in California who has a future so bright that he has to wear shades. Herb grew up in a musical family and counts his experiences in choral ensembles, bands and gospel music as having played an integral role in the shaping of his signature style, citing his sister, Gospel singer Rosalind Graham, as a major influence, inspiration and encouragement. Herb has worked with many amazing people over his career including the great Ruth Dickerson, a Gospel music historian and radio personality. Herb Merriweather continues to build meaningful relationships with those in his community and seeks out opportunities to be a voice in the wilderness.
Who Inspired You To Be a Voice Actor?
With warm regards,