Richard Horvitz

richardhorvitzThis Holiday Season I’m closing out all the Brushes with Greatness I procrastinated about and boy howdy there’s a slew, one that’s a couple years behind that I have no excuse to putting off.

I will start with this gentleman because we have the same birthday and he wished it to me via the autograph from Invader Con 3.

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As you can see from his autographed photo, he is the voice behind numerous cartoon and video game characters you may recognize. Currently I would say the Skylanders game is his most recent gig, maybe some Ben 10 episodes. Invader Zim wouldn’t be the same without Richard’s voice nor Billy.

He was a hoot during the Q&A. Making up songs on his ukulele and covering Herman’s Hermits to quell a crying baby. Richard brought up one of the key requirements I’ve never really heard from other voice actors. You need to be a decent actor first, anyone can do goofy voices, it’s why DJs don’t make the cut. I think Richard’s stronger stage and singing background helped immensely.

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