“The second you walk off set, you´re out of a job”, Oliver Vaquer talks about the reality of the acting business and the joys of voice-acting on Family Guy and BioShock:Infinite
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A Native New Yorker, OLIVER VAQUER (Vah-CARE) attended The Atlantic Theater Company’s Acting program through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts on a full acting scholarship. It was there that he met and worked with Jonathan Liebesman and Ashton Kutcher in Liebesman’s first short, Distance. From there, he appeared on Broadway in TALK RADIO! w/Liev Schreiber and Sebastian Stan. Subsequently, he has been fortunate enough to work on Arrested Development, The Office, Dexter, Law and Order, Guys With Kids, Sex and the City, The Client List, Save Me and two pilots, Split the Difference w/Nick Kroll which won the New York Television Festival and Global Warming w/Kristen Wiig, Aasif Mandvi and Mindy Kaling. Most recently he worked with Dane Cook in a Funny or Die! Exclusive: P.A.T.T. and with Alfred Molina in a staged reading of Linthead.
For over a decade Oliver has had a successful career in commercial, Interactive and animated Voice Over. He gained national attention as the voice of the famed Dairy Queen “Lips” Campaign for 5+ years; he took over for Robert Downey, Jr. as Lois’ brother Patrick on Family Guy and drew an International following as the voice of Robert Lutece in Ken Levine’s Bioshock: Infinite. Ken Levine recently notified Oliver that he has named a robot after him in the upcoming remake of Logan’s Run for Warner Brothers. Oliver is still not sure whether or not this is a compliment…
His father was in theater and his mom was a songwriter
Lived in NY and Went to NYU for acting
Commercials, Voice-acting and acting
Overnight success Phenomenon
Family Guy Audition
Replacing Robert Downey Jr.
What do you mean you were in Sex and the City? That is my claim to fame
The first time Voice-Over agent negotiated a Broadway contract (Talk-Radio)
Taking a Broadway show was a huge pay -cut
If you don´t have to be an actor, don´t be an actor
You hear more no´s then you hear yes! It´s never personal
Almost missed the audition! Landed in LA booked it and did Family Guy
I´m hoping he does and never goes back to family guy, so i can do it (Robert Downey Jr. )
People say vocally I´m like Robert Downey Jr.
He could have saved me so much time (joe dimaggio)
I was a huge fan of the franchise
I never assume it´s there until it airs
I don´t like to play games I´m in
She´s been my shirpa in this industry (Jennifer Hale)
The second you walk off set, you´re out of a job
I audition for a living! It´s a lot of work for free!
There are no residuals
I am not what I do
99% of the business you´re not gonna learn in here (William H Macy)
All the no´s
I Know That Voice
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Leave You” by My Lucky Fish