Since setting up a MySpace page
a few years ago, I've pretty much made it a home for VO networking. It's worked pretty well in that regard for me, and I'd like to think that those MySpacers who've come to me for VO advice have found it worthwhile.
I can't take all of that credit, however. A few months back, a gentleman named Chris Doohan
left a comment on my page asking for suggestions on breaking into the voiceover biz.
Given that Mr. Doohan is the son of the late, great James "Scotty" Doohan
of Star Trek
fame, I half-jokingly advised him that he had something of advantage in breaking into show business. Chris seems to have inherited his dad's good looks and upbeat personality, along with at least a fair measure of his talent, so I figured he could certainly make quick inroads if he wished. I then gave him some general information and wished him well.
Turns out I was right. It didn't take long for Chris to get his VO career going, and a more appropriate first gig I can't imagine: he'll be voicing various characters in a new animated Star Trek series
produced by NEO f/x
and Farragut Films
. While it's not an official Paramount production, the series promises to be true to the style of the original animated adventures
, and the voice cast is highlighted by Trek alums Tim Russ
(Tuvok on Voyager
) and Chase Masterson
(Leeta on Deep Space Nine