06 March 2007

My Voice Over Guy

The golden tones of professional voice over artist, D.C. Douglas, are now part of the US cultural landscape due to the popularity of his announcements for the current national GEICO advertising campaign. These ads, which have run now for several months, begin with Douglas introducing "real people" alongside celebrities such as Little Richard, Burt Bacharach, Verne Troyer (Mini Me), Peter Graves and Charo. The commercials have become such cult hits that they're downloaded from YouTube hundreds of times every day. You can also hear him at his website, My Voice Over Guy. As an on-camera actor in Los Angeles, Douglas is familiar with moments of pop-culture identity. Over the years, guest star spots on several hit shows from "Beverly Hills: 90210" to "Charmed" to "24" have brought him the kind of attention that only fervent fans of pop culture can deliver. Though his film and television credits are extensive and span almost twenty years, it's the simple voice over jobs that seem to get the most notice. Work such as voicing The Master character on the "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" video game and his promo work for CBS Daytime Television continue to elicit inquiries years later. "However, nothing compares to the emails and job requests that came in once the GEICO spots started airing," says Douglas."It's incredible, unexpected, and just wonderful. And funny!I mean, I never imagined I'd be doing the voice over for a spot that featured the voice over GOD, Don LaFontaine!" Hot on the heels of his success with the GEICO campagn, Douglas is already working on another campaign for a national company and will be seen in four films coming out this year, including "Deadwater," in which he plays Lance Henriksen's nemesis.
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