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EP 254 Tony Gonzales: Animation & Cartoon Voice Over Coach For Young Voice Actors

August 13, 2017

Chuck & Stacey are so excited to be chatting with Tony Gonzales. Tony is a highly sought after animation coach and founder of Kids VO Productions. In this interview Tony talks about the essential skills young actors need to have in order to work in voiceover coupled with drive, focus and a strong support system. He explains why he treats his students like professionals so they’re prepared for working in real life situations.

He speaks to what makes him an effective coach and director by instilling confidence, professionalism and knowledge in his students. He stresses the importance of knowing the industry and studying how the talented established voice talent work like Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Maurice LaMarche and Frank Welker. He shares his strategy for helping kids perform to the best of their abilities and offers advice to adult voice talent who do kid’s voices.

He encourages talent agencies to have Youth Divisions to help casting directors have access to young talent when the project requires it. Tony discusses how his years working at Disney TV Animation have helped him develop an ear for hearing auditions that standout and making strong choices when interpreting copy. Tony talks about some of his clients and the journey they’ve have had, saying that some starting booking work right away and others took longer, but it was so worth the wait.

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