All Ages of Geek is always looking to hear the creative journey of artists from around the world. Today we jumped into the world of voice acting and interviewed Zac Elliot all about his voice acting!
1. What started your voice-acting journey?
When I was 8, I use to do impressions of cartoon characters like Spongebob or Ed from Ed, Edd, n’ Eddy. I didn’t think much of it then, but as I got older, I realized that voice acting was really fascinating! Especially seeing Tom Kenny performing Spongebob in the booth on a DVD I have! I originally went to college to study film as my major. But I still had an interest in voice acting. So after I graduated, my dad and I built a VA booth and I’ve been recording from my home studio ever since.
2. Any inspiration from other voice actors?
My first was Mel Blanc for his diverse delivery of a pleathers of different Looney Tune characters! Next is Steve Blum! As we both started off with little to no acting training and learned as we worked! His favorite performance would have to Spike from Cowboy Bebop! After that, Frank Welker! He has such joy when he’s in the booth! I enjoy seeing him having a great time and shows that Voice acting is exciting! My favorite role from him is definitely Fred from Scooby-Doo! Then there’s Cristina Valenzuela @CristinaVee Seeing her start with doing online projects and now in the professional scene is truly inspiring and happy to see her success! Favorite role from her: Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon! Lastly, it’s Robin Williams! His performance and recordings of him in the booth as the Genie from Aladdin are truly magical and he will always be a great treasure to the VA world!
3. Advice for newer actors?
My advice? Give it your all! If this is something you truest want to do, then be sure to give all you’ve got your performance! Help bring the character to life and give your 200%!
4. Plans for 2021?
My plans, eh? I’m hoping to audition for more projects, get to voice in an animated work, produce my own content for YouTube, and eventually start doing VA full time.
5. Your ultimate goals with voice acting!
My dream is to help other VAs starting out grow! I believe anyone has the chance to be a voice actor! Never give up, make friends on your journey, and give your 200%!