n this 1st part of a 2 part interview, Neil Ross (https://www.neilross.com/) talks about his life as a voice actor and his book “Vocal Recall” (https://www.neilbook.com/) available to buy now in print and audio.
0:00 SEGMENT 1: Neil Ross talks about going from radio DJ to voice actor, not believing his own BS, his preferred directing style, being given scripts with no prep time, making Transformers: The Movie, playing Norman Osborn in different projects 15 years apart, and being the definitive voice of a character.
13:32 SEGMENT 2: Neil Ross talks about mimicking voices he heard on the radio as a kid, writing his book Vocal Recall about his life in radio and voice over, and being inspired to write after joining Rob Paulsen for a live podcast at a comedy club.
25:13 SEGMENT 3: Neil Ross talks about whether he thought his cartoon characters would be remembered 30 years later, being blown away by the fan support at his first Bot-Con convention, and collecting toys from his projects.
34:08 SEGMENT 4: Neil Ross talks about juggling 7+ jobs at once, the difference between acting for cartoons vs video games, voicing Rambo and Han Solo, and working on “Pryde of the X-Men”.
43:40 SEGMENT 5: Neil Ross talks about finding the character’s voice, the audition process, and creating the voice of Pidge for Voltron.