I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Voiceover Coach, Dialect Coach
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
RICHARD TATUM is a veteran actor with over fourteen years of experience in the voice-over industry. He has lent his voice to numerous animated series, commercials and video games, as well as looping, ADR, and even comedy CD¹s. He began teaching voiceover privately ten years ago and teaches master classes at UCLA. Tatum¹s approach to teaching voiceover has its foundation in both his experience and training as a voice talent as well as his work as an actor and acclaimed director with several classical repertory companies, including LA’s award-winning Ark Theatre company (of which he is Associate Artistic Director). His credits include the WB’s Static Shock, Tiki Hut’s Trailer Court, and Disney’s Grungy McGee; the video games Mercenaries 2, Dark Reign 2, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, Destroy All Humans! 2, The Sopranos: Road to Respect, and Arcanum, plus numerous commercials, including the award-winning Blockbuster Video “Pet Store” spots. He has toured nationally with several shows, working with the likes of Lee Merriwether, Frank Gorshin, and Frank Ferrante. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Oberlin College, and also trained at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, The Wilma Theatre, Theatre West and the Oberlin Theatre Institute, where he worked with Patrick Stewart and Lisa Harrow of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
a number of new videos for LeapFrog!
English (American, Canadian and British), some German
Mid-range baritone -- can be your well-meaning (but not too bright) husband or your finicky professor.
DIALECTS, Character voices and vocal impressions
DIALECTS: Various British (London Estuary, RP, West Country, North Country, Cockney, Manchester, Liverpool), Various American (West Coast, Mid-West, South-West, South-East Tidewater and inland, Appalachian, New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Boston), Northern and Southern Irish, Canadian, German, French, Spanish, Indian, Russian, Persian, Australian, South African.... You get the idea. CHARACTERS: Too many characters to list -- many original, many classic. IMPRESSIONS: John Lovitz, Woody Allen, Al Gore, John Cleese, a bunch more
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Senior Male, Middle Age Male
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
AIF, MP3, WAV
TDK mic with SE sound shell, Digital Performer and DSL. Currently working on getting a fully-enclosed booth