We had the pleasure of chatting with Andre Grandpierre all about voice acting all about their work!
1.What inspired you to become a voice actor?
Throughout my highschool years, I had trouble finding my strengths. I felt like I was never good at anything. I one day tried the school’s Shakespeare competition, I directed and acted in our class’ production. We ended up winning the whole competition and I felt that I had found my calling in life from that moment. I was also watching the fourth generation of My Little Pony, which was extremely popular at the time. Seeing the actors from the show and the community of actors, artists and musicians that the show inspired helped me to begin developing my artistic skills.
2.What advice would you give to new voice actors?
Practice patience and love. Knowing these will give you the strength to succeed and thrive in a highly competitive and cut throat industry. Love your friends and colleagues, support them fervently and genuinely and know that you’re time in the spotlight will come and things will only keep getting better and better as long as you keep at it.
3.What are some of your biggest successes as a voice actor?
So far, It would be overcoming my own insecurities. I used to be very envious and bitter of seeing my colleagues announce their roles. It felt like everyone around me was succeeding and I was failing. I learned to genuinely love and support others, which made me stronger and more genuine. I soon even bagged some great roles like Zaphand in Witchfall: Secrets of Emotica and Asmodeus in Kings of Hell.
4.Goals for next year?
To earn a leading role in a project and earn more animation roles. I also want to involve myself more in the Commercial VO world.
5.Where can people support your work?
Ideally on my Twitter (Yeah I’m not calling it X) You can support my VO endeavors and I’d appreciate support for my motion comic series, Long Way From Del’Arte.