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Oct 022012
 

Matt Williams didn’t grow up knowing he wanted to be a voiceover talent. He “fell” into the job after being asked by a local production company if he wanted to voice a commercial back in 1997. In 2005, Matt decided to go full time into voice over, which was perfect timing since that’s when StarrMatica’s first lessons were being developed! Many voices sent StarrMatica audition tapes, but when StarrMatica’s CEO, Emily Starr, heard Matt’s voice, she knew it was the voice of StarrMatica. “Matt’s has the kind of voice kids would imagine coming from a favorite teacher—authoritative yet friendly.”

Matt’s favorite part of being the voice of StarrMatica for 3rd-6th grade is getting to record the short stories. “It allowed me to play an old woman, a little girl or boy, a monster and more. Although it could be taxing to keep the flow from character to character, it was like reading to my four kids at home.” Although Matt shares that he enjoys “getting to bring the words on a sheet of paper to life through the use of my voice. It’s a unique job and I love doing it.” He also admits that, “Recording is hard. I’m working. It’s mentally taxing. After a few hours of recording, I’ve always said that it was like working a regular 8 hour day. Voice over is what I love to do, but it doesn’t mean it is easy. I recommend that anyone find a few things they know they love and start doing them.”

Matt keeps very busy with work outside of StarrMatica. In fact, he specializes in voice over acting for television, radio, websites, training, narration, and more. He has worked for clients such as John Deere, CBS Chicago, Pontiac, The Boy Scouts of America and is the voice of dozens of radio stations all across the U.S. Matt is nationally and internationally utilized for voice over with hundreds of clients that span the globe. We’re just glad he chose StarrMatica to be one of those clients!

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