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Todd Terry
Who is Mr. Showtime?
on Oct 21, 2008 at 5:10:11 am

Does anyone know who the voice actor is who is the voice of Showtime?

He does a lot of their promos and all of the "The following presentation has been rated....." intros. He is sort of a "Voice of God" type (the late Don LaFontaine, Beau Weaver, Ashton Smith, etc.) but a bit more sedate. He's been doing those on Showtime for years and I never heard him on anything else ever... until he cropped up in some of the NBC Olympics promos this summer.

Anywho, I want to see about casting him for voice work in an upcoming project... but I can't find any trace of him or who he is. None of the voiceover agents I use (and three of them are the "big ones") know him... or simply aren't being helpful because they don't represent him. I got nowhere with Showtime, and no longer have any decent contacts in promotions at NBC.

Anyone know who this dude is?

Thanks!


T2

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Tim Kolb
Re: Who is Mr. Showtime?
on Oct 21, 2008 at 1:25:16 pm

If this is the guy...his daughter apparently posted the second comment on this page...

http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/10/united-states-o.html#commentsform




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Alex Huber
Re: Who is Mr. Showtime?
on Oct 21, 2008 at 1:37:31 pm

hmmm actually I thought the Showtime guy WAS beau weaver. I don't really watch Sho much except for Dexter. I'll try to give it a listen.

I think Beau is with DPN -- formerly ICM -- or at least he used to be.


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Todd Terry
Re: Who is Mr. Showtime?
on Oct 21, 2008 at 2:35:03 pm

YES, Tim, thanks... that's the guy. Unfortunately I still don't know who he is.

The poster mused that he must do "70% of the trailers"... not true (that distinction would go to Hal Douglas, even before Don LaF's untimely passing). I've never heard him on anything other than Showtime, except a little bit of NBC sports. He has a great voice, but is fairly emotionless... which is why I think he doesn't work more (although that's what I need for this project).

And no, that's not Beau Weaver. Similar, for sure... but not him.

I'll keep searching... I have a voice session later today with the great Peter Thomas, I'll play that trailer over the phone patch and see if Peter knows him.

Thanks all...


T2

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John Davidson
Re: Who is Mr. Showtime?
on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:19:31 pm

Hey Todd, which agencies did you check with? You can email me who you checked with if you want and I'll see if I can give you a few more leads. Off the top of my head I'd say check with William Morris, but I'm sure you already did that.

Cheers,
John

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Todd Terry
Re: Who is Mr. Showtime?
on Oct 21, 2008 at 9:41:42 pm

Thanks John...

I think we checked with most of the LA voice agents (DPN, CESD, SBV, TGMD, Wm Morris, Sandi Schnarr).

I haven't tried the east coast ones yet (Buckwald, Atlas, etc.) as I was pretty sure this guy was west coast... but I'll give them a try.


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Todd Terry
Re: Who is Mr. Showtime?
on Nov 24, 2008 at 10:39:13 pm

Found him... just in case anyone cares.

He is Bill St. James, lives on Cape Cod.



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