Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 7:00 pm (PT)
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Backstage are honoring this year’s Emmy nominees. For this special presentation, the SAG Foundation’s Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab celebrates renowned voice-actor’s Seth Green (Robot Chicken), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) and Stephen Full(Dog with a Blog), who are nominees in the “Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance” category. These talented artists have used their voices and on-camera acting skills to shape a stable of memorable characters in a host of wildly popular animated and live-action TV series’ and feature films. This promises to be a superb way to spend your Wednesday night.
This event will be moderated by James Arnold Taylor (actor, entertainer, motivational writer/speaker, host and publisher).
About our guests:
Seth Green is the ultimate multi-tasker, simultaneously working on multiple film and TV projects as an actor and as a creator/executive producer/writer. His Emmy® Award for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, multiple Annie Awards (including one for Seth for directing) and multiple nominations for the voice-over Emmy® Awards can attest to the fact that he successfully manages to do everything well and give the illusion that it's effortless. That's a little tougher to do now that he's on five television shows at once. He's currently nominated for two Emmys® for both Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise) and for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program (Robot Chicken Born Again Virgin Christmas Special).
Maurice LaMarche began his performance career doing standup comedy in his native Toronto in 1977. Moving to Los Angeles in 1980, he was soon balancing standup with voiceovers, and has since performed in over 100 animated series. He’s been Emmy-nominated five times for his voice acting, including “D.C. Follies” in 1990; for playing "The Brain" in "Pinky & The Brain" in 1999; and in 2011 and 2012, he won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his work in "Futurama", for which he’s nominated again this year. Commercially, he’s been Froot Loops’ Toucan Sam since 1987, and the Voice of Lexus since 2009.
Stephen Full stars as the voice of Stan, the title character on Disney's "Dog with a Blog," a role which has earned him a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance. Prior to "Dog with a Blog", Stephen spent two years starring on the Disney XD comedy series "I'm In the Band" as Ash, Iron Weasel's lovable but simple-minded drummer.
His additional credits include guest spots on "Castle," "Growing Up Fisher," "CSI," "Hannah Montana," "Cold Case," "CSI NY," "Heroes," "Las Vegas," "I Carly," "Raines," "The Game," and "The 1/2 Hour News Hour," among others. He has also appeared in commercials for KGB, McDonalds, Mastercard, and the well-received "Really?!" spot for Travelocity.
Full was raised along with his older sister and younger brother outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois. He has worked extensively on the Chicago stage at theatres such as the Marriott, Drury Lane, Apple Tree, and Chicago Shakespeare theatres. In Los Angeles he appeared in the Hollywood Bowl production of Les Miserables.
About our moderator:
James Arnold Taylor
James Arnold Taylor is one of the most versatile Voice-Actors in Hollywood today known world-wide within the video game and animation communities, as well as an established event host for Disney, LucasFilm, SquareEnix and the USO.
Voicing cartoon legends such as Fred Flintstone, Huckleberry Hound, Wile E. Coyote, Leonardo the Ninja Turtle, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Johnny Test. James is heard daily on Fox as the voice of Animation Domination, has been featured dozens of times in comedy bits for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, is a voice double for the likes of Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Michael J. Fox, Jay Baruchel, Ewan McGregor, to name only a few... he’s even the voice of the Strawberry Mini Wheat!
James also created his own critically acclaimed one man stage show which has toured world- wide called, “Talking to Myself” taking the audience on a fast paced, multi-media ride through the life of a voice-actor where he performs over 200 voices live.
James has been a regular host of the biggest Star Wars conventions and events on the planet; Disney’s Star Wars Weekends, and Star Wars Celebration, interviewing Star Wars royalty such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid and more. He’s hosted behind the scenes events for Disney, Cartoon Network and LucasFilm.
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