I attended Chiller Theatre in Parsippany, New Jersey for the 4th time in October of 2016, and as with the previous times I attended, I met a lot of wonderful people, both celebrity and convention-goer alike. Falling into the former category is my next interview subject. Holly Fields has been active in the entertainment industry since she was a child, appearing on TV shows like It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and Quantum Leap and in movies like Communion and Wishmaster 2. More recently, she’s developed a second career in voice-over, where she’s active as Cameron Diaz’s vocal match and a starring presence in the Star Wars: The Old Republic computer games. I met Ms. Fields at Chiller and befriended her on Facebook shortly afterward. We spoke on Monday, April 17th, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know this versatile talent.
One of the formative TV shows of my youth was Muppet Babies. The show’s mixture of animation and live-action created an imprint on me that has lasted a long time. To this day, I’m amazed at the depth and breadth of the show’s references. Another program I enjoyed watching in my youth was Dumbo’s Circus, a Disney Channel puppet-and-costume program based around the classic Disney movie of the same name. What’s the common link between these two? That would be my newest interview subject, Katie Leigh. Ms. Leigh voiced Rowlf on Muppet Babies and Dumbo on Dumbo’s Circus, and that’s just for starters. Ms. Leigh began voice-acting in the early 80s, and continues to be an active talent to this day as she can currently be heard on the Sprout series Space Racers. On Monday, December 12th, she took time out of her schedule to speak to me, and I hope you all enjoy getting to know this legendary voice-over talent.
If you love cartoons, you’ll recognize Lori Alan’s voice. Over the course of the past 20 years, she’s done the voices of characters as diverse as Susan Storm on Fantastic Four, Diane Simmons on Family Guy and Pearl on SpongeBob SquarePants. Before she started a career in voice-over work, she was a live-action actress who made her debut on the original Law And Order, and has continued to be seen on camera to this day, with recent appearances on shows like Disney XD’s Mighty Med and Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn.