EP 228 Nolan North: Video Games/Blaze and the Monster Machines/Uncharted/Assassin’s Creed Voice Actor
Season 6 of VO Buzz Weekly continues with Chuck and Stacey’s conversation with the multi-talented actor, Nolan North, beloved for his hundreds of video game and animation voice over credits like Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, Deadpool, Destiny, Prince of Persia, Call of Duty, Young Justice, Home, Blaze and the Monster Machines and on camera work like in Pretty Little Liars, Big Love, Port Charles and more.
Nolan discusses the types of characters he likes to play and demonstrates the ways he “plays in the vocal sandbox” to create new voices from adding an accent to doing a bad impression of a celebrity. He talks about the new mobile gaming project, created by Alan Tudyk, that he acts and produces on called Con Man: The Game. It’s a free game to download and is perfect for super fans and cosplayers who want to literally be a part of the game, so check it out.
Nolan answers how he prefers to approach auditions by using the given artwork for inspiration and showing his range to play other characters in an alternate take. He offers advice to those wanting to become a professional actor to work in large regional markets first to meet directors and build your skills and resume. Without any regrets, he thinks about what he would do differently if he were starting his career over, defines what being successful means to him and reminds fellow performers to enjoy the journey of the business and embrace the chaos of it.
He gives his perspective to following your dreams no matter if someone tells you it’s impossible. And he adds that if you can be talked out of pursuing something, it might be a blessing in disguise because if it was your true passion you would be unwavering in going after it. He talks about his career desires in five or ten years and what motivates him to keep working and challenging himself. He reflects on how much he loves the people in the voice over business and how grateful he is for his family who have stood by him through all the good times and tough times in his career.
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