When you imagine the life of a voiceover actor, you probably think of hushed radio booths, a team of sound engineers, and ridiculously large microphones. But the job of a modern voiceover actor looks very different, and this helps explain why that "announcer's voice" we've come to expect keeps changing.
There's something really satisfying about blowing a friend's mind by identifying a voice in cartoon. For example, how many of us discovered really late in life that Jerry Orbach wasn't just Lenny Briscoe in Law and Order, but was also Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast? Here is a list of genre actors to listen for.
You know what Batman sounds like. Same for Sponge Bob, Bugs Bunny, Bender, and a zillion other characters in cartoons, games and movies. These are the people who make them come to life, in the new documentary I Know That Voice.