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Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen with Jess Harnell and Kevin Michael Richardson

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Talkin' Toons with Rob Paulsen with Jess Harnell and Kevin Michael Richardson Tuesday, March 04, 2014 08:00 PM Hollywood Improv, Los Angeles, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Show Type: Stand Up
  • Showroom: Main Room
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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  • Kevin Michael Richardson

    Kevin Michael Richardson

    Kevin Michael “KMR” Richardson is a classically trained actor, voice actor and singer. Richardson has been entertaining everyone around him since a young age. KMR started off by telling incredible stories at his parent’s dinner table while voicing each character in a unique style.
     
    Born in the Bronx and raised in Mount Vernon KMR was one of only 8 high school students, in the United States, chosen to participate in the National foundation of the arts program. From there he received a scholarship to Syracuse University where he was regularly asked by his peers including Aaron Sorkin to work with them.
     
    He received critical acclaim for his re-occurring role on ER playing “Patrick” - a special needs patient. He also starred in the cult comedy classic “Homeboys in Outer Space”, “Knights of Prosperity” along side Sofia Vergara and Donal Logue, “The Cleaner”, “Like Family” and such features as – “BASEketball”, “Fatal Instinct” and “La Mission”.
     
    As a voice actor he has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy’s and an Annie award. You may recognize his voice as the Joker in the new The Batman, Shredder in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cleveland Jr. in The Cleveland Show, Principle Lewis in American Dad, Bulkhead in Transformers Prime, Panthro in Thundercats, Gantu in Lilo and Stitch, Uncle Osweidge in Dave the Barbarian, Roadblock in GI Joe, Maurice in Penguins of Madagascar, Mr. Gus in Uncle Grandpa, Willem Viceroy III in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, “Happy” in Disney’s new animated show The 7D and many more wonderful characters.
     
    KMR has also started to receive attention for his singing. He has sung with some of our generation’s most renowned singers and groups such as Kanye West, the cast of Glee, Harry Connick Jr., Seth MacFarlane and Frank Sinatra Jr., Earth Wind and Fire, Paul Shaffer and sometimes even a little karaoke with Kenny G.
     
    KMR is very grateful to all his fans and often chooses to forgo the inside of Hollywood bashes to spend time signing autographs.

  • Jess Harnell

    Jess Harnell

    Named by the entertainment industry’s Variety magazine as one of the top ten voice actors in the business, the Emmy-nominated Jess Harnell is truly one of the best and busiest. “If I wasn’t getting paid for this, I’d be doing it for free in a parking lot somewhere.” Born on the east coast and moving to California when he was ten, Jess always knew he’d end up as a performer- though not necessarily as a cartoon!
     
    Jess has appeared on practically every animated series on TV from “The Simpsons” to “Fairly Odd Parents” to” Phineas & Ferb.” In addition, he has dozens of  starring roles, including “Captain Hero” on Comedy Central’s “Drawn Together”, Chilly and The Wicked King on “Doc McStuffins”, “Cedric” on “Sofia The First” and “Wakko” on Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs”, winner of multiple Emmy awards including Best Animated Series and the prestigious Peabody Award.
     
    Jess’s voice has been heard on countless popular prime time television series from “The Practice” to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Chuck” and announcing shows such as “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and E! TV’s hit series “Celebrities Uncensored,” which Jess essentially hosted. Jess has an extensive background as a rock singer winning numerous Best Singer awards and doing literally thousands of gigs as a studio vocalist and sound-alike, impersonating many famous vocalists flawlessly. In fact, Jess is currently the lead singer in the acclaimed 80’s metal/pop mash-up band “Rock Sugar”, sharing stages with such rock legends as AC/DC, Slash and Aerosmith.
     
    Just a few of Jess’s film credits include “Finding Nemo,” “The Country Bears,” the “Toy Story” franchise, and “Up” as well as being the only voice actor to voice two major characters in the “Transformers” films. Additionally, Jess has voiced thousands of promos and has many national commercial credits for clients such as Disney, McDonalds, Diet Coke, Fox, Kellogg’s and a series of spots for Sea World as the voices of both Shamu and Shamu Jr. Jess is the first to admit that he has an unusual and very interesting career, “I knew that I had a weird occupation when my mom asked me what I did one particular day at work and I told her I’d been playing a ‘devil dog from hell.’ She replied, ‘Well, that’s nice. How’s everything else going?’”
     
    One of the top celebrity voice matches in the business, Jess perfectly mimics over 150 celebrities- both speaking and singing- from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Presley to all four Beatles, Albert Brooks To Christopher Walken, Steve Perry to Willie Nelson and Pee Wee Herman to Rodney Dangerfield. “If it’s related at all to the voice, I’d like to believe I can do it. And if I can’t, I’ll work on it until I figure out a way that I can.”
     
     

  • Rob Paulsen

    Rob Paulsen

Description:

The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

www.RobPaulsenLive.com

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