In part 1 with Dave Fennoy, we jump right into the impromptu 'LoveThatVoiceover" questionairre and go for a ride with Dave discovering some of his favorite things, a guilty pleasure, guilt for his feelings about his hometown of Cleveland and lesser known but provocative interests. You will love that Dave like I do, on Love That Voiceover!
Dave Fennoy is a preeminent VO actor in Los Angeles providing voices for commercials, narrations, promos, award shows, animation and games. Lately he is know by over 30 million Hulu viewers as "The Hulu Guy" but he has many other credits as a spokes-voice for many but including Lexus and McDonalds, as narrator for programs on National Geographic and Discovery channels as well as film and TV including Ghost Rider, Happy Feet, Kim Possible, Ben 10 and many many more. Learn more at www.DaveFennoy.com
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Hello, my darling chic geeks. In today's episode, I am so proud to announce the sexy dreadman, the-who-guy himself, Dave Fennoy, is our guest. Welcome to Love That Voice Over.
Well, I am happy to be here and honored that you reached out to give me to talk to you.
Oh, I'm so thrilled. Everybody is thrilled and you know, I'm gonna give a little bit of a bio on you just to bring everyone up to speed with some of the important facts because there's no way that I can cover everything that you've done. You have some really wonderful résumé work. But some facts about your successful careers so far in entertainment, may I do that?
Oh! Oh please, that remind me what I've done.
(Laughs) Well, you have acted in over 70 titles. In TV, you voiced at least 29 shows with recurring characters on at least five. That means they brought you back season after season on at least five of these shows. There had been at least 31 video games of which titles we will be getting into a little bit later. You have been the voice of Time Life R and B and Gospel collection. You are the voice of The Hulu Guy and you have an extensive list of commercial credits. There is a list as long as my arm. We're gonna talk about that a little later too. You even have several credits as an on-camera actor, yes?
Aha! And you have also -- to my thrills to find these, you've been interviewed on Entertainment Tonight and highlighted on Americans in Focus. So there are some wonderful clips that people can find on YouTube if they have decided to search.
You have done your homework.
I have Mr. Fennoy, I have. I am so excited to have The Dreadman with me. Can I call you that? I just love that.
You know, it's my nickname with all people. What's up?
(Laughs) And you know, your career is still going so strong that, you know, can really have over 70 titles in such a depth of a different shows and not just a series, that's wonderful work and we're gonna get into all of these. We're also gonna talk about the latest and greatest, the zombies. You have a new phrase we've been talking about on Twitter. Zombies are the new...
Oh yeah. The zombies are the new compliers.
Exactly and that's because you're in the new show, the new game, a video game called...
The Walking Dead.
And it's just really, really excellent reviews and my favorite part of all the reviews is I really like the voiceover work, although I like all the credit for that. __3:01__ there are some other very, very fine actors involved on this project...
Mr. Fennoy, we are back from technical difficulties.
Ah, technology, you love it and you hate it.
Exactly. Now, I want to play a little game with you.
It's called questions or the proof to questionnaire or now I'm calling it the LoveThatRebecca questionnaire.
What we're gonna do is we're just gonna do some quick easy questions and it's like, you know, a roar shock image. You just give the first thing that comes to your mind. It's not relevant to anything more than that and we don't -- this is all just about how Dave feels today.
Are you ready?
I'm ready, I think.
Alright. You are. What's your current favorite color?
Well, I would have to say like an earthy gold.
Oh, nice. What is your favorite American city?
Well, I grew up in Cleveland but unfortunately, I think my favorite American city is L.A.
Yeah, you don't have to say where you grew up. I mean, it doesn't have to be there. You know, the loyalty.
Well, you know...
Loyalty to Cleveland is short.
Because the first thing that comes to my mind I was feeling a little guilty about it actually because one of my earliest childhood memories was wondering why my parent settled in Cleveland, but that was...
What's the answer to that question? Why did your parents settled in Cleveland?
Now, my Cleveland fans are gonna hate me. But, at the time...
And Drew Carey.
And Drew Carey. Well, you know, there used to be a joke amongst us ex-patriots of Cleveland. There's a lot of great talent from Cleveland.
That's awesome, that's awesome. Well, you know, __04:47__ to Cleveland for creating the creative talent that they've had, ex-patriot...
There you go. But, you know, it's been sometime now and it used to be called The Mistake on the Lake, but not anymore.
I did not know that.
Oh yeah. The arm to the nation are we used to have. It was terrible. The Cuyahoga River, when I was a little kid, there was a fire hazard. They have polluted it so badly.
Lake Erie too. Lake Erie too.
Lake Erie died, but it came back...
That's the amazing thing. All of these can come back.
And frankly, Cleveland has come back and it is a great city now. I haven't been there in a long time. My parents moved away when I go to high school so...
That wasn't so long ago.
Yeah, yeah, just a couple of years.
(Laughs) Moving back to questions quickly for both of us, what is your favorite cocktail?
Well, rum and coke.
Nice. Do have a favorite wine?
I prefer the red wines or white wines, anything but a Shardene. I don't know why I don't like Shardenes but I don't -- partial to a pinot grigios and Marlowes and -- yeah.
Very nice, very nice. Okay here's a funny one. What is your favorite verbal expression?
The zombies are the new vampires.
Excellent! Excellent! We're gonna get into that later. What is your favorite farm animal?
Well, I'd have to say a cow because when my dad retired, he started a little cattle ranch.
Yeah. Either that or chicken because they so good, fried.
(Laughs) Yeah, that's different than cow. I don't know about cow being fried. Let me ask you a question, since you have been able to be closer to the cows. I have always wondered, are they able to be friendly or are they really vacant in the brain as much as they look like in the eyes?
Well, they are not that smartest creatures on the planet, but they can kinda be sort of friendly. They are curious and shy at the same time fear, at the cattle ranch when you goes stand by the gate, they will come over to check you out, but if you make a sudden move or move towards them chances are they gonna run away.
Oh...that's why I like the -- I think I like their shyness. Okay, were gonna move on to growing out at when you were a child, what was the name of your best friend?
What do you remember about Milton right now?
Milton lived down the street, with his brother Butch and I wasn't really fond of Butch, but -- and I don't think I ever met Milton's dad. He lived with his grandmother.
Oh, that's cool. I like his name too. But why was Butch not your friend, was he big minnie?
Butch was a bully.
Bully...bully Butch, does it make sense? It's just make sense of the name.
He never bulled me, but I saw him bully other people and I just didn't like it.
Well can you imagine, I'm sure he had bullied Milton, for Milton with that name, you know. I mean the kids named Butch is gonna pick on the kid name Milton, I think it's...
Yeah, there you go. There you go.
What one thing can bring you pure joy?
Wow. My agent calling with a booking
(Laughs) Still! After all these episodes and TV commercial...
You know what, I am just as excited today to get a booking for __08:36__ or anything as my first booking.
Outside of the work world, hitting a forehand winner when I'm on the tennis court.
Wow! What the heck is a forehand winner?
We'll you know just all comes to you forehand and you smack the heck at with that ball and it lands just inside the line and your opponent can't get even get to it.
It's a zinger. It's like a meteor.
That's right. Yeah.
Now, what guilty pleasure do you let yourself indulging and you will confess to now.
Oh boy. Trader Joe's Ginger-O's with their ice cream, they've got a cookies and cream ice cream and I just make little Ginger-O's cookies and cream sandwiches.
Oh my god! That's something fabulous.
And I should be...but I love them.
Oh that's sound so...
It's like crack.
Oh yeah, I can imagine your hair with any good drug.
There you go.
Oh, you make me hungry now, I want ice cream earlier and I really want it bad.
There you go, see.
Okay now, two kind of thinking questions, you are actually a very gifted man but what natural gift that you do not have would you like most to possess?
Oh wow. That is a good question. Perhaps the gift of accounting (laughs).
Really? Ew, that's all I can say to that. Tell me more, what do you mean?
Well you know, there are left-brain people, right-brain people and I'm very artistic. When I was in school, the subject I did very, very well with were artistic, history, sociality, abstract thought, philosophy, those kinds of things, but math, I slept at it.
Wow. So you would like to have a mathematical mind?
Just a little bit more.
A little bit more.
Just a little bit more. I like myself but I could stand have a little more talent in that area.
Well, we love you too, but if you would like to have that, and we hope that you get it.
I think it's so late now. I'll just keep a couch...
No, there are kinds of exercises that can be expanding the brain. Don't give up. Tell your DNA it's possible and it will possibly happen.
Hey DNA, it's possible.
Now tell them, DNA do it.
Do it DNA. Do it.
Do it! Do it! Now last question of our love that voice over questionnaire. What profession other than your -- would you like to attend if you could. No holds barred.
You know if I didn't do what I'm doing now, I probably be a teacher, probably a history professor.
Wow, cool. What area of history would you be most interested in?
Oh no, that's very good. I like world history, I like ancient history, I like American history, I like African history. I'm actually interested in the evolution both physically and historically of human beings, you know who are we? Where we came from? And how people had live their lives, what their lives or like -- not the names and dates. Oh, on 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean later for that, but how did these people live, what were they thinking, what was -- they thought that drove them, what were their belief systems that cause them to be the people that they were? And what parallels from then can we look at now because you know, we do continue to do the same things over and over and over. We've grown so technologically, but maybe not mentally as creatures...
And that's we more than you wanted (laughs).
No, that's exactly what I wanted. In fact, I was gonna say as a historian teacher and as a person who obviously had this in his background based on what you told us that you liked. What books have you found that illustrate these perspectives or are there any that come in your mind?
Daniel Quinn, Ishmael and The Story of B.
Interesting. Excellent. I have not had the opportunity to read that. Can you give us the 'why' that you chose that book just now?
Well, I like the philosophy of Daniel Quinn. His books are fiction, but it really is philosophy and history disguised as fiction. The story of Ishmael is -- Ishmael is a gorilla who is very, very intelligent and speaks to human beings telepathically and his job on the earth is to teach us where we went wrong as human beings? Why is it that we're the only creature on the planet that wants more than he need the particular time? Why is it that we are the only creature on the planet that lives outside the rules of nature? They kinda thought that why is it we want to be God, instead of living the hind of God? But oh, this could get very, very deep.
Very thought-provoking for sure.
A very thought-provoking.
I love it.
He ask the question, like I say, where did we go wrong as human beings and now we're getting really, really deep.
Or is it on our nature, or is it on the outside question, or does he say -- does he assumed that we have gone wrong?
Not so much in our nature, but at some point we made a postulate as human beings and he thinks it's the postulate of the major religions of the world, people gonna hate me for this, that...
Well, you're talking about what you read. You're talking about a book.
Oh yeah, I'm talking about what we read. But I think it's great food for thought.
The postulate that when a man says to himself, 'I am the chosen of God and the stewards of the earth and God has given me dominion over the earth.' It allows you to believe that, 'Well, what I believe is correct and what other people believe is not correct and if I'm correct, and they are not correct then, I'm better than they are and I can do to them whatever it is I wanna do,' which we have seen much of the history of the world, one group deciding, 'Hey those guys, one of them they suck. We're the good guys, we're just gonna go and take them over.'
But once again, probably way deeper in us, in left field, then nowhere to go.
Well, as I did mention to everybody, Dave I had said that we would go in-depth interview. It's about the people behind the mic and we love to know this about you. We are going to jump in this perhaps from other angles because were gonna take a break here, hang on Dave with me.
You got it.
Okay. Thanks for joining us. You've been listening to Love That Voice Over brought to you by your host, LoveThatRebecca.com. Thanks for listening.
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