Brock Powell talks about the history of voice acting
When animation started in 1928, there was one voice actor — Walt Disney. And all of a sudden, an industry was born.
Fast forward a few decades, and cartoons become a mainstay in American households. In the 1970s and 1980s, voice acting started including more than just a core group of actors. That industry has kept growing, and now includes one of our closest friends, Brock Powell.
In this clip from episode 114 of Fueled By Death Cast, voice actor Brock Powell talks about some of his favorite things about the history of voice acting. In the early days of animation, the job of voice actor wasn't as widely celebrated as it is today. This is also just a part of the larger conversation we have with Brock about the many ways voice acting has evolved over the years.
"This is one of the first generations of like actors that are specifically like, 'That's what I want to do,'" Brock said.
Brock currently works on Milo Murphy's Law on Disney, and has dozens of credits on other shows. He even worked as Santa in Disney Land, and made a cameo as the Kool-Aid man when we were at New York Comic Con. You may even recognize his voice from Fueled by Death Cast.
Watch Brock talk more about voice acting as an industry below, and listen to his full Fueled by Death Cast interview here.