This week’s Feature Artist is Alison Viktorin! If you are a fan of anime (Detective Conan, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children to name a few), you have definitely heard of Alison! Queen of the South? Check! FUNimation fanatic? Check check checkity check!
I first met Alison when we were auditioning for BOZ the Bear. Remember I told you about that sweat-inducing experience here? She was friendly as can be, and we soon became VO buddies when we booked twin siblings, Drew and Gracie! When we recorded BOZ, we ALL got to record together at Reel FX! So I had the extreme pleasure of hearing just how awesome she is in the booth. And I’m not gonna lie, when I do boy voices, I totally try to channel this lovely lady’s boy voice!
If I were to describe Alison during those years of BOZ – Full of life! Hilarious! Soul sister. True friend. Fast forward to today. She’s married, has a precious son, and we are both blessed to be a part of the fantastic Owlegories cast! She is perfectly cast as the jokester owl, Joey!
Joey always tries to make the class laugh with his stupid jokes courtesy of Keith Alcorn. Violet pretends he’s not funny, but I feel strongly that she’s LOL’ing on the inside! Alison is a truly genuine, joyful, beautiful inside and out friend. Let’s hear more about work as a VO artist, print model, host, film, and commercial actor!
Bio: Alison Viktorin has years of experience both in front of the camera and as a voice over artist. She is skilled in many different types of voices from children (both boys and girls) to teens, adults, and even animals. She has worked on cartoons (Boz the Bear, Owlegories), videogames, and anime (Funimation). Voice over is one of Alison’s greatest passions.
Alison also enjoys On Camera Hosting and is proﬁcient with a teleprompter. She has done television (Killer Women, Queen of the South), national commercials, corporate video, print work, even hand and foot modeling. Alison is a mother of one rambunctious little boy and feels comfortable working on set with other children (as seen on Step 2 marketing videos). Alison is ready for anything, and feels that life is an adventure. If you need someone hip and cool, professional, or even a ‘mom’ type, she’s got you covered!
Link to many more demos!
Voiceover Specialties: little boy/girl voices, southern accents, teens
Fave Gig Ever and Why: I liked working on Boz the Bear. It will always hold a special place in my heart because it was the ﬁrst big cartoon I worked on. The actors and everyone working on the show were top notch and not only professional, but fun too.
I learned so much about myself during that time.
Dream Job: Revlon/Loreal, any kind of makeup company…love those vo commercials. Also, doing the narration for a home channel or travel channel would be super fun.
What does your typical VO day look like? After I take my son to school, I come home and do any auditions that I didn’t ﬁnish the night before. Then, I go to work in an actual studio…not just my closet…in Dallas or Plano, usually.
Where can we hear next? I’m always doing work for Funimation, I’ve got some videos up for Step 2 on youtube, and if you’re up North…you can hear me on Dutch Wonderland and Story Land commercials and also on Rent-A-Center radio spots. I also played a secretary in Queen of the South on the USA network.
How did you get started in VO? When I was 13, the ﬁrst thing I auditioned for was a radio commercial and I booked it. I beat out a few Barney actors at the time, tee hee…I was proud!
Newbie tip: Make sure you practice, practice, practice with the script before you go in to audition or work.
Home studio set up? Closet, Robe, Snowball, Macbook Air, Garage Band…not too cool I’m afraid, but it works!
Worst thing you’ve ever seen a talent do at a session: Huge egos can be irritating. I’ve seen someone try to direct the director…no bueno.