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Listen to an interview with Billy West

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 2nd 2006 9:01PM

zoidbergIf you didn't get your fill of voice actor Billy West when Joel interviewed him awhile ago, you can listen to an audio interview with the voice actor on the Paul Harris Show by clicking here. West, who, as many of you know, did the voices of a bunch of the characters on Futurama, plus the voice of both Ren and Stimpy during part of that show's run, not to mention a ton of other characters both classic and new. West talks about how he comes up with voices for the characters, and tells a funny story about watching The Diary of Anne Frank because one of the actors, Lou Jacobi, was part of his inspiration for the voice of Zoidberg on Futurama. He also talks about how voice actors often get treated like second class citizens in Hollywoodland. A very funny interview, definitely worth checking out.

[via Mark Evanier]

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Morgan at Spot Cost

Man, the whole second-class-sitizenship of voice actors really hits home, it felt like that was a lot of what drove Phil Hendrie off of radio. The perception was he was 'doing voices' and not acting. In fact, he was producing 10 hours of fantastic comedy every week, acting all the parts, and doing it live.

Now I'm stuck with jsut 16 years of his audio, and hoping there's not another 'Teachers' around the bend to make him feel more a part of Hollywood.

October 03 2006 at 5:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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