What can I possibly say about BOB BERGEN that you don’t already know? You already know he’s the longtime iconic voice of Porky Pig and Luke Skywalker (Robot Chicken). Oh yeah, don’t forget the Annie Award nominee for Cadet of Duck Dodgers, the TWO time Emmy-nonimated series! And of course pretty much every animated feature you love features B-O-B…Minions, Tinker Bell, Wreck it Ralph to name of few. OH yeah! Don’t forget the recent smash hit The Secret Life of Pets!
Here’s how I know Bob! So I mentioned the Voiceover Cruise to you back in this Spotlight Post about Doug de Nance. Well, of course, the reason I signed up to go to the cruise was because of BOB BERGEN. I mean, really?! If you want be the best in your industry, you gotta train with the best, right?! I also took 2 animation workshop intensives from Bob when he visited Dallas at the state of the art, spacious Cake Mix Studios. It was early-ish on in my career, and I remember feeling intimidated BEFORE I stepped foot into the classes. After like 5 minutes though, you feel like Bob is not only your BFF, but also your biggest cheerleader. Pretty soon, you’re shoving paper towels in your mouth and making babies (baby noises that is). You soon move on to pterodactyls – baby pterodactyls, mama pterodactyls, scary pterodactyls, pterodactyls who eat rainbow sprinkles for breakfast. Of all the classes, coaching and training I have received for animation voiceover, his class has been the.most.practical and impactful coaching EVER. I find myself on a daily basis going back to his useful, practical advice. He taught me the proper way to bark for crying out loud! I owe this man my career!