INSTRUCTORS & STAFF

Tony Oliver

Instructor 

TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a voice over artist, lending his voice to one of the first foreign made animated features to receive wide US release (“The Sea Prince and the Fire Child”). His first foray into television was as the voice of Rick Hunter in the groundbreaking anime series “Robotech”. Following that he turned his attention to writing but continued his voice acting career. In 1988 he joined Saban Entertainment as a story editor where he wrote and produced an award winning adaptation of “The Jungle Book” and story edited the long running Nickelodeon anime series “The Noozles”. In 1992, Tony was tapped to help create a new kind of children’s television show. The result was the mega hit, “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. Tony not only served as the development producer and head writer but also wrote the pilot, Co-Produced the series, directed the voice actors, played the voice of Saba, and produced the Power Rangers live appearance at Universal Studios, which drew an estimated 50,000 people on a single day. Later in the year he co-developed and wrote the script for the international sensation “Mighty Morphin Power Ranger – Live Tour” Since leaving Saban Entertainment in 1999, Tony has continued to develop, produce, voice and direct numerous projects for TV, Video Games, and New Media including “.hack//GU” a multi-player online video game; “Daigunder”, for ABC Family/Disney; “Gurren Lagann” a breakthrough anime series airing on the Sci Fi Channel, “Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers” which premiered on screens nationwide, and “Martha & Friends”, from Martha Stewart
and 4Kids Entertainment as well as voice directing numerous video games like “League of Legends.” Tony’s many voice acting credits include, “Hoodwinked Too”, “ The Muppet’s
Wizard of Oz”, Lupin in “Lupin the 3rd”, Hibiki in “Vandread", Gojyo in “Sayuki Reload",Harry in “Gun Grave”, Ranmaru in “Tokko”, Shinbo in “Cho-bits”, Ulquiorra in “Bleach”,"Minato the 4th Hokage in “Naruto”, as well as voices in video games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, “Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring”, “Dynasty Warriors”, “World
of Warcraft”, “Everquest”, “Neverwinter Knights”, “Xenosaga”, “Magna Carta II”,“Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight”, ”Basara 3” “BlazBlue” and “Bravely Default”. More recently he co-adapted and directed the English releases of “Fate/Zero” and “Fate/Stay
Night: Unlimited Bladeworks” in which he also voices the character of Lancer, “Love Live” (both the series and the movie), “Charlotte” and “God Eater”, and can be heard the
animated musical series “Iesodo” in the title role. Later this year look for him in new episodes of Lupin III as he returns to the title role. He is currently directing the English
version of “Hunter X Hunter”. and "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" airing on Toonami.

Julie Maddalena

Instructor

Julie has been performing since she was a child; dancing, singing and acting. She did her first feature film at 16 in San Francisco, a powerful film about the Tenderloin District. Right away, Julie started working out in professional improv and acting workshops and quickly made connections that would follow her to LA. Julie began working in commercials, t.v. and film, dancing, singing, acting and doing work as a professional mime in Los Angeles. Shortly after her arrival, she had some friends refer her to a studio in Hollywood that recorded voiceovers for many different projects. Julie was immediately hired by people she still works with today!!

Julie has also spent the last decade writing, directing and producing her own projects, as well as coaching and teaching voiceover and acting in Santa Clarita.

Some of her favorite animation credits include Monster High (Venus McFlytrap, Robecca Steam), Ever After High (Blondie Lockes, Cheshire Cat,) Zoog Disney (Zoogina), Vandread (Dita), Leapfrog (Tad) and The Secret Millionaires Club (Elena).

Julie is the English ADR voice director for Dragon Ball Super Southeast Asia release, Granblue Fantasy the Animation, and other to be announced projects at Bang Zoom! Studios.

David Sobolov

Instructor 

David Sobolov is one of the few, if not the only remaining working professional character voice actor who studied directly with Sanford Meisner in New York. David feels Meisner’s concept that “acting is living truthfully under given imaginary circumstances” applies perfectly to character work in animation and games. What could be more imaginary than the worlds those scripts create? And once you take on a role in such an imaginary story, the audience will only stay engaged if they believe you live truthfully as the weird and wonderful people and creatures you’ll find there in a way they can believe! David is the voice of Gorilla Grodd on the live-action CW Network dramas Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, Drax on Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, Lobo in the animated DC Universe, Upgrade and Vin Ethanol on the Cartoon Network series Ben 10, and Shockwave in Transformers Prime. He played The Arbiter in Halo Wars, Dr. Fate in Injustice 2, Duros in Star Wars Battlefront I and II, and Azmodan in Heroes of the Storm and Diablo III for Blizzard.

Kal-El Bogdanove

Instructor 

Writer/Director Kal-El Bogdanove created and showran The Walt Disney Company’s entire slate of high-end audio-only content, a whopping 2000+ pages of fully voiced narrative content across Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar, earning Disney $30 million net in this previously unexplored space, and generating an incalculable number of guest impressions. Bogdanove also created Dug In Real Life, the most successful viral video in TWDC history, with 28 million views in 24 hours.

 

Kal-El has also directed and/or written dozens of the world’s most popular AAA videogames, including the BAFTA-winning Fallout 4, Fallout 76, the record-setting Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Lego DC Superheroes, this year’s smash sleeper hit Remnant: From the Ashes, and the hotly-anticipated opus from Master Chief’s creator Marcus Lehto, Disintegration.

 

Together with his writing partner forensic psychologist Adrienne Arno, Bogdanove created Terraformed, an eight-part graphic miniseries for horror legends John Carpenter and Sandy King, due out early 2020. Their pilot Bound is in development with Bruce Richmond, the HBO veteran who oversaw the creation of The Wire, True Detective, and Game of Thrones, and who is currently producing The Lord of the Rings series for Amazon.

Dorah Fine

Education Coordinator/Instructor/Coach

Dorah has been an actor for over 20 years, working in New York City, Central Florida and Los Angeles. She holds Bachelors in Theater Arts from Rollins College, was public school Drama teacher, acting coach, and director in Orlando, FL. She done children’s theatre Off-Off-Broadway in NYC, performed on Orlando area professional stages, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando & Sea World Orlando theme parks. She currently is a voice actor in L.A., as well as an independent casting & talent coordinator.

Dorah’s voice acting credits include: Hitomi Sagan in AI: The Somnium FilesHulun in Gundam Build Divers ReRiseDryad and Simone in Trials of ManaMother and Squawkclaw in Torchlight IIIToko Aoi in Beyblade Burst Turbo; Sakura’s Mother in I want to eat your pancreas, and Madame President in Lupin III: Goodbye Partner. You can hear her in the Netflix original, Treehouse Detectives as Burrowing Owl, Deer, Mama Condor and Vole. She is Aaron’s Mother in Granblue Fantasy: The Animation, and Aum Madura in Magi: The Kingdom Of Magic. You can also hear her as  Mrs. Pigeon in Katuri, multiple mothers from around the world in Super Wings, various roles in Shenmue IIIAlicia in Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship, and Camelia Flairheart in Lego Friends: Girls on a Mission

 

In addition to being the Education Coordinator, she also leads Voice Over Workouts, and offers virtual one-on-one VO coaching lessons at Adventures in Voice Acting.

Brian Timothy Anderson

Assistant

Brian is an actor, improv comedian, and voice over artist. He developed his craft while performing on many professional stages in his home state of Arizona before moving to California. Brian also has enjoyed his work with improv, clowning, puppetry, musical theater, and education based performances with an emphasis on theatre for youth audiences. He received his BA in Acting from Arizona State University. Brian is currently working as a voice actor in Los Angeles.


You can hear Brian as Delta in Beyblade Burst Rise on Disney XD, Opera in Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun, Mark in Ascendance of a Bookworm, and has reprised his role Elsam in Granblue Fantasy VS on Playstation 4, Granblue Fantasy the Animation as well as in Shadowverse

Adventures in Voice Acting Events are for education and training purposes only. Attending a workshop, class or other event is not guarantee of auditions or employment or work in the entertainment or voiceover industries.

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