About Me and Earl Fisher Voices
Guess some people like to know the story behind the person, so here are the relevant facts that have created Earl Fisher Voices, and have shaped me as a voice actor, business person and human being.
- grew up in front of the TV… mimicking all the cartoons and show characters
- got hooked on acting when I was in high school… ah, the power of applause
- won an acting scholarship to Michigan State University and performed extensively in main-stage shows, plus children’s theater tours and summer stock
- became a “go to” guy for advertising students who were looking to trade pizza and beer for voice over services
- earned a MFA degree in Theater from Trinity University, while working at the Dallas Theater Center where I expanded my training to include script writing and directing
- pretty much stopped stage acting, as I began my professional voice over career
- started my first business with my best friend (advertising agency type)… writing, directing and (yes) voicing radio commercials
- eventually, the radio spot work transitioned into creative and production services for TV commercials, corporate video, interactive training and web development
- in the meantime, I fell in and out of love a couple of times, until my dog, Iago, introduced me to my wife (dogs are great for attracting women)
- we’ve been very happily married for over 20 years, and we have raised a beautiful daughter who has just recently (choke, choke) headed off to college
- to fill the “empty-nester” space, I’m hoping to discover new opportunities to create, serve and contribute
Some Fun Stuff
Here’s a rare moment where my reputation for the outrageous led me into an on-camera performance in the title role of this Texas Instruments sales training video: Big Earl’s E-prom Emporium. Sorry, but the offer for the free Elvis glassware set has expired!
Behind the Scenes
For several years, I have performed the voice of Pedro the Mail Burro for Boy Scouts of America . Usually, the work is for web or video, but they decided that Pedro should host one of their national meetings, which means I stood backstage synchronizing the voice of Pedro to the actions of the guy in the Pedro suit on stage. Interesting.