Paul Rugg tells us how he got his start in voice-overs, from doing Improv with Adam Carolla to writing and voicing shows like Animaniacs and Freakazoid
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Paul Rugg is an American screen writer, producer, and voice actor.Voicing characters like Mr. Director from Animaniacs, The Dark Lord – Chuckles the Pig on Dave the Barbarian, and of course as the title character of Freakazoid, Paul is an improv comedian who’s talents have transferred over to writing, producing and voicing cartoons as well as being part of the hit Henson Alternative projects Puppet Up! Rugg has been nominated for several Emmys, and has received three.
Started in Radio as a Production Manager
Improv group in the valley with Adam Carolla, Sherri Stoner and Tom Ruegger
First voice-over job: Animaniacs
Animaniacs connection to Freakazoid
I can show my wife i´m not a total failure
Animaniacs was my first real writing job
We forgot we were writing a show for kids
I´ve rarely got a role from an audition
My whole career has been people saying I remember you doing that weird voice in a production meeting
We never planned on having announcer and Cosgrove beyond the first episode
Today´s environment is designed to be a hit, which is why they are so hit and miss, because there is no freedom
Todays environment you write a premise and an outline and by the time you get into the script, you´re bored with it
Start with accents and what does the character need to be
An agent/ casting director want you to be the one
Secret to voice-acting: visualizing it!
Add to your contact list!
Good microphone and practice
Writing. Tackling a script!
Jack Benny, Listen to old radio stations on Sirius XM
Their mic technique, it´s the way they approach the mic
SONG OF THE SHOW
Swagman by Tommy Emmanuel