Judges

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Elley Ray

An award-winning BON VIVANT, this theatrical alchemist awakens, inspires and delights ALL who witness her unique form of MAGIC!  ELLEY is a true veteran to the industry and has traversed stages, film sets, television and radio studios for over 40 years, delighting audiences World-Wide. Her talent and compassion to share are unparalleled.  Elley voices a multitude of genres including delightful characters on animations such as, My Little Pony, The Becky and Bagel Show, Corn & Peg, Hotel Transylvania, Cyberchase, Arthur and so much more, she also narrates the TV Series, Guilty Rich. National campaigns for companies such as Belair Direct and Subaru, not to mention juror for the Emmy’s . With her need to give back, Elley teaches internationally from conventions around the word, to her Honorary Doctorate of Laws for her contributions to the Arts and Humanities and several universities and the like. If you want to know what true transformation looks like, experience Elley Ray and see inspired creativity and talent at its best, because she gives it to audiences world-wide in the hopes of uplifting humanity and it shows!  Elley is ONE OF A KIND!

www.ElleyRay.com

Deb Munro

Deb is an award winning veteran of the online world working from home for most of her career, with over 30 years experience as a Voice Actor/Director and 20 years as a coach.  While Deb is best known for her roles as ‘Mai’ in the animated series “DragonBall and DragonBall GT”, ‘Carla Carumba’ in the series “Benjamin The Elephant”, “Pirates of the Caribbean” video game for Disney, “NeverWinters Night” with Bioware and more, she is also the voice for “Makeful TV”, “ABC15”, “FLIPP APP”, Imaging Voice for several radio stations, thousands of narrations, national commercials, and more.  Not only is Deb a highly respected and recognized talent, she likes to give back and has been able to do so by teaching voice acting/acting worldwide for the past 20 years.   A voice talent first, she brings in her own personal experience and uniquely honest approach that tells it like it is without sugar coating and false promises, helping thousands of talents succeed this craft quickly and successfully.

Deb is engaging, fun, has enough energy to feed the planet and truly loves what she does and can’t wait to share it with the world.

www.DebsVoice.com

Mr. Mic (Mystery Judge)

You’ve heard him but have you seen him?   Our mystery judge, “Mr. Mic” is a top voice talent and entertainer you know, but we will never reveal his true identity!  Whether it’s the voice of a top Television network or the multitude of voices on prime time cartoons.  From radio and television commercials, promos for TV, movie trailers, radio imaging, narration and animated television shows and features. He has acted in several plays and has written comedy and drama for radio and animation. Recently doing voice replacements in film and tv for top celebrities…You can hear him on famous networks or on any number of animated shows but if you listen hard enough, can you guess who “Mr. Mic” really is?

Mary Lynn Wiesner

Since, 1990 Mary Lynn Wissner, casting director and creator of the award winning, Voices Voicecasting, has cast thousands and thousands of voice talent in thousands of voiceover productions. From the Clio winning CHEVRON TALKING CARS to the 13 part HISTORY, THE COLOR OF WAR to CHRYSLER, MERCEDES, CHIQUITA, FIAT, TACO BELL, COCA-COLA, TOYOTA, LEGOS, WALGREENS, KLEENEX, US ARMY, SONY, 7-11, TECATE, HONDA, HASBRO, CLOROX, JEEP, MATTEL, LEAP PAD (just to

name a few), as well as, several feature films, animation series and video games, audio books and narrations. Casting voices for E-Learning, Promos and IVR…whatever voice request is needed, Mary Lynn has found the voice for it! In addition to her successful casting career, Mary Lynn has continued to direct workshops, coach, consult and direct talent all across the world. In 2007, Mary Lynn created The VO Pros, where talent can Meet the Pros and leaders in the industry with weekly workshops and clinics. And, in 2019, Mary Lynn and a few of her VO colleagues introduced, THE VO ROADSHOW; bringing the most accredited and respected coaches and directors to your town! As the creator of THE VOICE OVER SELF DIRECTION APP, Mary Lynn simplified the self-direction process for talent to use on their iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Talent, producers, ad execs and creatives all know that when you work with Mary Lynn, you work with someone who loves everything about VO and brings that passion and expertise to any production, studio or workshop.

Dave Fennoy

Dave Fennoy is one of the most in demand voice actors in Los Angeles. He is known for his versatility, providing voices for commercials, narrations, TV promos, award shows, animation and video games.

Dave has voiced of a wide variety of creatures, characters, heroes, warriors, wizard and weirdos on more than 400 games, including some of the industry’s biggest titles, The Award winning, Walking Dead Game, Fortnite: Save The World, Spiderman, Telltale’s Batman and Batman Arkham Knights, World of Warcraft, World of Starcraft, Metal Gear, DOTA 2, Transformers, Mafia 3, Delta Force, Gears Of War 5, Final Fantasy XV,  and Skyrim the Elder Scrolls. IMDB has named Dave Fennoy as “one of the 20 best male game voices of all time”.

He has been a regular in numerous cartoon series including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, OK, K.O. Let’s Be Heroes, Archer, The Lebrons, Kim Possible, Ben 10, Darkwing Duck, New Kids on The Block, Pro Stars, Johnny Quest and Sonic The Hedgehog.

His promo resume includes CBS, ABC, CNN, The WB, Fox, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, MLB Network, The NFL Network, The Disney Channel and TV One.

Commercial voice credits include Lexus, McDonalds, Corona Beer, KFC, Toyota, Chrysler, ATT, Louisiana Sea Food, Time Life Music R&B/Gospel, and Southern Company.

Narration credits include programs for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, and Science Channel.

Mr. Fennoy is also a much sought-after VO instructor, conducting workshops in cities across the United States and internationally, as well as coaching privately from his home studio or via Skype. He teaches, commercial, narration, and tv promo, but is best known for his Voice Acting for Video Game workshops.

 

Visit DaveFennoy.com for more information.

David Fennoy

dreadman@mac.com

Check out my 2015 Video Game VO Demo

http://youtu.be/A-rPIDSMwFw

Ellen Dubin

Multi-Award nominated Ellen Dubin has enjoyed a highly unique and diverse career as an actor. From Ballet dancer, Shakespeare, musical theatre, to becoming a cult figure in the sci fi world. This powerhouse knows how to captivate and inspire her audience in everything she does

Four seasons as four separate characters in the international hit series Lexx – starting with the alien cannibal, Giggerota the Wicked, and culminating with Pope Genevieve, the only female Pope in sci-fi history.

Ellen was nominated for a Gemini Award for her series lead role as Jeri on the Leo Award-winning supernatural drama series The Collector. She has repeatedly excelled as a comedic actor, most notably in her role as the Tupperware loving mom in the iconic Napoleon Dynamite.

In the video game world, Ellen voiced Guild Wars 2, Skyrim, Star Wars Uprising, Fallout 4 with a BVTA Award Nomination, Elder Scrolls Online, Skyforge, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Defense Grid: 2, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Eternal, Agents of Mayhem, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Wasteland 2 and 3. She was nominated for a SOVAS award for her lead performance in Skyforge.

She is honoured to have narrated all of the highly acclaimed California Adventure Park’s World of Colours and is proud to be the current voice of Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary as well as The 25th Anniversary Voice of Disneyland Paris and the voice model for Disney Shanghai and Tokyo.

Her animation resume includes: Captain Phasma in the Emmy nominated Star Wars Resistance and the Lego:Star Wars TV specials and new recurring roles on PBS’ Elinor Wonder Why and Cartoon Network’s Bakugan: Armored Alliance. Her role in the animated version of Adam Ruins Everything garnered her a Voice Arts Awards Nomination.

She recently voiced a guest lead in the new interactive true crime podcast SOLVE and dubbed Netflix’s The Bonfire of Destiny, Dias de Navidad, Rising High and The Crimes that Bind.

Ellen loves time meeting her fans – she is a regular guest at San Diego Comic Con as well as judging the Animation Awards – the Annies in Los Angeles and was a judge on the Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay and will be a judge in the upcoming Ms Wheelchair USA.

ellendubin.com

https://pro.imdb.com/find?q=ellen+Dubin&showRVCWidget=true&ref_=hm_nv_search

Erik Sheppard

With nearly 30 years of industry experience, internationally recognized voiceover expert Erik Sheppard is the owner and head agent of The Sheppard Agency, a premier talent agency representing an elite roster of union and non-union voice talent from around the globe.  Starting with his first voiceover gig at the age of 17 he has worked in the industry as a talent and a coach and now oversees an agency booking thousands of high profile projects per year.  He is also a founding member The VO Agent Alliance and an active and vocal advocate for voiceover actors and the VO industry as a whole.  His career, appearances and related projects have been profiled on The Learning Channel and countless industry blogs, podcasts, publications, social media outlets and his YouTube channel “The Outspoken”.  If it is happening in the world of voiceover, chances are Erik is involved.

Cliff Zellman

Cliff is an established Producer, Director, Audio Engineer, Editor, and
Director of Talent Development for ACM Talent I Management/Automotive Division. “I’ve been in the production industry for over 40 years and pretty much recorded, produced, directed and edited just about anything & everything audio. My firm foundation in music has been instrumental (pun intended) in my success on the “other side of the glass”.
ACM Talent I Management 1-2020 to Present
Director of Talent Development / Automotive Division.
Recruit, train and prepare professional Voice Talent for submission to advertising agencies and Dealerships Nationwide. ACM Talent is a uniquely positioned management company representing the most accomplished and cutting-edge industry talent, providing the highest level and most diverse opportunities in voiceover.
Owner. A-MAZING DEMOS – Creating custom Demos for the Professional VO Industry.
www.a-mazingdemos.com
RadioVision LP. 1995 to Present. Dallas, TX
Director Audio Production/Client Creative Services for RadioVision, a full-service marketing & advertising agency.
Saban / DIC / Disney 1992-95 Burbank, Ca.
Audio engineering specializing in live dialogue recording for animation. Programs include “The Power Rangers”, “Sonic The Hedgehog”, “Creepy Crawlers”, “Little Mouse on the Prairie”, and “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego”.
Fidelity Recording Studios 1979-93, Studio City, Ca.
Chief Audio Engineer and Head of In-House Production. Performed in recording, production, editing, mixing and all aspects of the professional recording studio.
Davlen Studios, 1977-79, home to such artists as Fleetwood Mac, Hall & Oats, Al Stewart, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Alice Cooper and others.
1978 – Graduated from The University of Sound Arts, Los Angeles.
In Taipei, Taiwan, I taught audio engineering and music production while recording mainstream pop artists on 6 separate occasions for various labels including Music

Dawn Harvey

Dawn Harvey is an actor, voiceover artist and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. She began her acting journey on stage, later added film and, even later, added voiceover with a specialty in audiobooks. Over the years, Dawn has received extensive training from some of the industry’s best including Scott Brick, Paul Alan Ruben, Sean Pratt, Johnny Heller, Carol Monda, Robin Miles and Pat Fraley. Dawn has narrated over 50 audiobooks, receiving both Earphone and SOVAS Awards for her work. In mid-2019, Dawn became an audiobook director as well, directing 5 titles to date. Dawn has always been passionate about sharing her knowledge and taught various law classes when she worked in the oil and gas industry. In 2014, Dawn developed a 2-day workshop on the art and business of audiobook narration, which has since grown to 2 + 1 days. Dawn has taught her workshops multiple times throughout western Canada and, in 2017, she began accepting private students from across the country and around the globe.