New York, NY, June 27, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Tony LaHood started his voice acting career during a 12-year stint as an advertising copywriter. As the story goes, Tony wrote and directed numerous advertisements for radio and TV, possessing an intimate knowledge of not only his advertising copy, but how it should be interpreted for maximum impact. After directing many an agency-hired voice actor in session, Tony quickly realized that not only could he do better voice acting, but that being in front of the microphone looked like a lot more fun than writing copy.
Over the years, Tony LaHood has assembled a personal pantheon of voiceover artists and voice actors with names like Daws Butler, Don LaFontaine, Ed Herrmann, and Keith David. According to Tony, these individuals inspire him by having used the talent with which they were blessed to move and inspire others. In a recent interview, Tony revealed that “Possessing the ability to use only my voice — my instrument, if you will — to move people to laugh, to cry, to arouse them, and to comfort them is at once exhilarating, magical — and frankly, quite humbling.”
Since Tony LaHood’s voiceover specialty is trustworthy and reassuring delivery of a message, it’s no surprise that corporate and documentary narration comes naturally to him. Clients and voice coaches often liken his voice to those of David Ogden Stiers and John O’Hurley. What’s more, a killer impression of Rodney Dangerfield lingers in his repertory of character voices.
Tony intimated, “I love words — writing them, interpreting them, animating them. When I’m in front of the mic, I consider myself an artist using a palette of words to create a work of art.”
Recently, Tony was a member of the cast in “Rain Falls from Earth”, an upcoming documentary film narrated by Sam Waterston, that deals with Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. He has also voiced numerous podcasts and industrial and corporate videos, and performs live comedy and improv on a regular basis.
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About Tony LaHood
Based in Irvine, California, voice actor Tony LaHood specializes in documentary narration and voice overs for business applications. As a former advertising copywriter, Tony knows the power of words and how to bring them to life. In the past, Tony has studied with voice over coach Nancy Wolfson and Del Mar Media Arts, excelling in commercial and narrative voice acting. Tony LaHood is also a comedian and improvmeister with the OC Crazies.
Recent clients of Tony LaHood include: Greenlight Financial, The Resort at La Jolla, MD Imaging, Kwikset Locks, LearnOutLoud.com, and NCR.
Based in London, Canada, Voices.com provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voice-over professionals employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at Voices.com include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.