Guy Who Voiced Skeeter Expounds on Nature of Weirdness
A lot of profiles of voice actors start with “you may not recognize him, but you’ve heard his voice before”, and guess what you guys, the same is true right now. I won’t deny that you might not recognize him but you’ve heard his voice before! What a thing to deny…
Great Big Story, the fantastic odd culture YouTube Channel and website, introduces us to Fred Newman, the sound designer, musician and voice actor behind so much of Doug. Do you know that opening theme? That doo doo doo in the beginning? My friends, that is Fred doing his incredible thing. He voice Porkchop, Skeeter, Mr Dink and The Beets as well. Watching these beloved voices from childhood is illuminating.
Beyond that, Fred Silverman has done so many voices, including in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Gremlins (where he played Stripe, the evil Gremlin) and many sound effects and animals.
Coolest of all? Great Big Story provided a fantastic soundboard full of Fred Newman’s best sounds from Doug and beyond. Click on it here and give it a shot!
Fred encourages to do whatever makes you weird and pursue it. So what makes you weird my video watching friend? Let us know in the comments and let us know how cool it is to see the voice of Skeeter at @WhatsTrending.