and they're not the ones you might
Who are the voices that I have most admired in my lifetime? Most people in the voiceover world will toss out names like LaFontaine, Blanc, Cullin, Hermann, LaMarche, Adler, Brick, Foray etc. For me the names are somewhat different and for various reasons, not necessarily because they were voiceover talents, but because they were extremely creative and talented men. Yes, men. I think that's beacuse I admired them and looked up to them as role models. So, these are my top five:
3. Dick Orkin – No, not the Orkin man. In my teen years I was an avid listener of the big 50,000 watt radio stations WCFL in Chicago and WKBW in Buffalo. Dick Orkin was a staffer at WCFL along with Jim Runyan and Jane Roberts. They created Chickenman and later The Tooth Fairy for WCFL. The series became so popular that Orkin created a syndication company and started distributing the radio comedy series to other stations across the country including WKBW. Orkin is brilliant.