A CAREER IN ANIMATION VOICE OVER, CO-PRESENTED BY ACTRA TORONTO
Have you always wanted to be a voice performer but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in learning about animation voice over work? Then this panel is for you!
Join us for a conversation with ACTRA Toronto performers working in this space to learn about animation voice over work, getting started.
Alicia Richardson, ACTRA Toronto Performer
ALICIA RICHARDSON is an actor/writer, and vocal coach from Boynton Beach, Florida. She graduated from York University’s MFA Acting & Diploma of Voice Teaching Programs. Now a Permanent Resident of Canada, Alicia calls Toronto her home. Her body of work spans television, film, theatre, and voice- over. Recent acting credits include: Rosie’s Rules (PBS Kids); Diggstown (CBC / BET +); Pinecone & Pony (AppleTV+); Tall Boyz (CBC Gem); Red Iron Road (Lakeside Animation); A Sisterly Christmas (OWN Network); and Two For the Win (Hallmark). As a voice and dialect coach, Alicia has worked for The Shaw Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Cahoots Theatre, and as a member of faculty at Sheridan College. Follow her adventures on social: @leesheelovesyou
Jadiel Dowlin, ACTRA Toronto Performer
Jadiel is a Black Latino Emmy-nominated actor who began his career as a child actor, and now has now cultivated over a decade of experience starring in hundreds of television episodes across networks such as Amazon Prime, Nickelodeon, Netflix, CBC, and most recently PBS Kids in the animated super heroic animated series Hero Elementary. The Hollywood Reporter named him “One of Canada’s Rising Stars,” and Playback listed him as one of Canada’s Top 10 Talent to Watch. He was awarded Toronto Metropolitan University’s President’s Entrance “full ride” Scholarship for a bachelor’s in Philosophy & Film Cinema Studies, and during his studies wrote for several animated series on Cartoon Network, TVO Kids, and Amazon Prime. Through his producer label, Istmo Productions, Jadiel is committed to creating entertaining and enlightening media and thrilled to be the first youth to enact inclusive change as a board member on the Youth Media Alliance.
Joseph Motiki, ACTRA Toronto Performer
Joseph Motiki has been a television host and actor for almost 30 years, graduating from Toronto Metropolitan University’s Radio & Television Arts program in 1995. In addition to hosting The tvokids Crawlspace, POV Sports on CBC, and the Food Network game show Ice Cold Cash, Joe has amassed over 50 animation credits including Rescue Heroes, Medabots, Total Drama and Paw Patrol. Currently he can be seen on the Emmy-nominated children’s series Miss Persona, and heard on Transformers: BotBots and Hotel Transylvania: The Series. Joe is single and resides in Toronto. For more information please check out his website joe4life.com
Millie Davis, ACTRA Toronto Performer
Millie has been acting in film and television since the age of four. She is best known for playing the role of “Summer” in Wonder, and the lead role of “Ms. O” on the TVO/PBS Television hit Odd Squad.
No stranger to the voice-over and animation world, Millie has been performing series leads since the age of five when she played “Daisy Wheel” on Doozers (Jim Henson Co/DHX Media). More recently, she can be heard voicing the lead role of “Esme” in the animated series Esme and Roy (Sesame Workshop/HBO Kids) and the title role of “Lamya” in the animated feature film Lamya’s Poem.