VO Buzz Weekly

EP 230 Ben Patrick Johnson: Movie Trailer & Network Promo Voice Over Artist

January 29, 2017

Chuck and Stacey continue the conversation with iconic promo and trailer voice talent, Ben Patrick Johnson, heard on networks like CBS and FOX and in trailers for Trolls, Philomena, Lilo & Stitch and more. He’s also a 5-time published author, fitness model, and human rights activist. Ben shares how he stays healthy and talks about his home studio and the gear he has in it. He offers some advice to those wanting to get started in the voiceover business that encourages people to build their skills and confidence to be ready to enter the business at full steam.

He talks about the talent he emulated when he was starting his career that includes Don LaFontaine and Ernie Anderson. He reflects on what he would do differently if he were starting his career over like not stressing out so much and understanding that the business is cyclical. Ben shares advice he got that has helped him to be authentic and present in his career as well as his philosophy for giving back, practicing empathy and advocating for those who need it most. Ben expresses what he still wants to accomplish, answers how he defines success and leaves wisdom with viewers to be authentic wherever you go.

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