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Bruce
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:58 am    Post subject: Not So Wild and Crazy Reply with quote

Many of us, self included, have seen a slowdown in work in recent times, especially the wilder creative work, but there was a day just seven years ago when I posted this:

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So in the past 30 days or so I’ve been paid to portray a number of straight announcer roles, but also:

A very old rock fish, A furry but lovable monster that sleeps under beds, A cat companion to the furry monster,A bunch of male and female characters in a murder mystery, A crazy, spooky Halloween announcer, A math teacher explaining a new home pricing deal, A video game beast called “Devourer”, An Estonian father and his nincompoop son-in-law for a new vodka,
And a cheeseburger.
And to top it off, tomorrow in a commercial for a new garden rake, my role is:

Leaf #2.

I think I like this business.


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I'm not a Zoo, but over the years I've played one on radio/TV. .


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Tim Bick



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hearing that you played a cheeseburger reassures me that US TV has stuck to its principles since I first visited in the 80s and found myself shouting “dancing food” at the screen in almost every single commercial break.
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Lee Gordon
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week, I'll be Santa Claus, which hardly even counts as a deviation from the straight announcer category.

I may have told this story before, but several years ago, I played two leaves in a commercial for one of those devices meant to keep debris out of your gutters. The leaves were named Oakey and Fred. I tried to get them to change Fred's name to Russell, but they didn't get it.
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Bruce
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I remember correctly Russell identified himself as a quaker.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or a Shaker.
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