Published on October 8th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
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.
More on all things Rob Paulsen can be found online at www.robpaulsenlive.com.