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What is your native language?
My native language is Dutch, so I normally work in Dutch as a voice talent.
How many languages do you speak?
Next to Dutch I do speak English, my accent being more British than American, but I can do that as well.
Do you sing?
Being an stage actor, who worked the last decades mostly in musicals, I do sing. My voice is a bass-baritone.
What types of voice overs do you do?
Next to my acting career, I do voice overs for instruction videos and commercials.
If you’ve done work as a dubbing artist, have you ever dubbed anyone famous?
In the Dutch version of Puss in Boots, the cat dubbed in the States by Jon Voight has my voice in The Netherlands..
How long have you been a voice artist?
I finished the Theater Academy in Maastricht in 1985, and the first years I also worked a lot with my voice. The years after my work in Films, TV and especially on stage took too much time to do everything. Now my children have grown up, this kind of work came back in my life, and I really enjoy it.
Have you done any work as a voice actor that stands out or you consider your best work?
Audio Tales for the App Calm
When did you realize you were good at doing voice overs?
My second voice career showed me how to use myself as a person more than I used to do when I was younger. So honesty combined with acting made the result more convincing..
Do you have a funny anecdote about a voice over job you’ve done?
Working on a couple of voice overs for a solar panel company they were looking for a unique sound and atmosphere, together with the technicians we had some hilarious and at the same time fast and successful sessions.
What compliments do you get about your voice?
A compliment I got is that my voice has a timeless and at the same time personal character.
Do you have a hobby or passion relevant to voice overs that you’d like to comment on?
I do make a lot of music, and I think being sensible for musical lines will help a lot to keep people’s attention.
His experienced voice is a bass-baritone with a timeless and at the same time personal character.