EP 241 JB Blanc: Anime & Video Game Voice Over Actor

April 30, 2017

Chuck and Stacey continue their conversation with accomplished voice over director and television, film, theatre and voice actor, JB Blanc of Mafia III, Beware the Batman, World of Warcraft, The Count of Monte Cristo, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, who offers his opinion on whether anyone can be a voice over actor.

He talks about the elements of a great audition and shares the process he goes through recording his own auditions. He talks about playing villain prototypes and his experience filmingThe Count of Monte Cristo. JB explains his approach as a voice director working with voice actors in video games. He gives advice to actors about being confident, bringing you’re “A game” and being open to direction and reflects on what he still loves about working in the entertainment business that includes working with powerhouse voice actors like Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche and John DiMaggio.

He candidly shares some of the hard times he has endured and how he overcame them and speaks to the kinds of content you should showcase on a video game demo giving props to Chuck’s incredible skills as a voice over demo producer. JB gives great advice to British actors wanting to work in the American market.

He shares what he wants to do in the next chapter of his life and believes that the more grateful he has become the more work he has gotten. He tells stories from the interesting survival jobs he had that included selling rugs in an open-air market and teaching drama in a maximum-security prison.

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