Today I sit down with the extremely talented Bob Glavin, he of multiple 2017 Voice Arts Awards nominations. Bob is one of the more interesting people you will ever meet, with an eclectic background as a performer, and a burgeoning career as a voice actor. Here we discuss his journey in the voiceover world.
You’ve got a big-league background as a DJ, isn’t that right?
*laughs* Big-league? I don’t know about that. I did some radio work. And I have been fortunate to DJ (work) in some of the Best and Biggest clubs around the country. I had Great times for many years! Learned a lot about mixing re-mixing and speaking performing in front of live audiences. Memories to last a lifetime!
How did you get interested in voice acting?
I’ve always been interested in Voice-Acting since I was very young. I would listen to old time radio dramas like War of the Worlds, The Shadow and when was a teenager I think CBS radio had a radio drama like that and more shows but with conventional today stars or at the time. I used to record and transcribe Promos from TV that Ernie Anderson, Don LaFontaine and Joe Cipriano would voice. Oh, Casey Kasem too! So I read a few books. My first was Take it from the Top by Alice Whitfield, the second was There’s Money Where Your Voice Is by Elaine Clark. After I read that book I said I’m going to make a demo tape. Now at the time demos were on tape. So I took a 6 week VO class in NYC. Now this was the early 90’s so it was much different from today a few commercials and a couple of promos on same demo tape. *laughs* I remember it now!
Anyway, after the class you get a produced demo tape and the opportunity for a major NYC agent listening to it. So I did it.