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Published on October 8th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Legendary Voiceover Actor Rob Paulsen On His Memoir “Voice Lessons,” Beating Cancer & More

Maybe you’ve never heard of Rob Paulsen. But you’ve heard Rob Paulsen speak. A lot.

Pinky & The Brain, Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius… Those are just a few of the credits showing on Rob Paulsen’s list of credits. A voice actor for nearly three decades, Paulsen has been part of around 2,000 half-hour programs and dozens of films, video games, and other animated media. In turn, Paulsen has been one of the most in-demand and most beloved voice artists in the industry, earning (so far) a Daytime Emmy, a Peabody and 3 Annie Awards.

But Rob Paulsen also just won the biggest fight of his life, defeating cancer of the throat after a grueling year of aggressive treatment. With a renewed passion for his craft, Paulsen recently penned the newly-released memoir Voice Lessons. He also hosts the popular podcast Talkin’ Toons and tours with Animaniacs In Concert!. Paulsen also recently did some directly work for the aforementioned Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, getting to step on the other side of the glass for a change with TMNT.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rob Paulsen by phone, and highlights from our April 30, 2019 chat are embedded below for your listening pleasure. Simply put, in my 20-plus years of interviewing entertainers, few interview subjects have ever been as warm to me as Paulsen was.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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