Starts Saturday, May 20, 2023
10:00 AM-3:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
The registration period has closed for this event.
Class Sessions: 5/20/2023, 5/21/2023
Expand and create new cartoon characters with the thrice Emmy-nominated voice of Porky Pig! Create rich characters, challenge yourself to Bob's mic and audition techniques, sustain energy, and discover industry do's and don'ts. Prepare to laugh, flesh out full performances, and play!
At the Professional level, students are expected to perform with a high degree of competence, technique, acting skill, and a well-developed ability to take direction. Please attend class in your working voice over booth or broadcast-quality recording space.
This class is held on Zoom. Class will not be recorded.
Class size is limited to 12 students
Spaces Remaining: 1
Three-time Emmy nominated actor Bob Bergen announced to his parents when he was five he wanted to be Porky Pig. His mother replied, “Honey, you can't be Porky Pig. You're Jewish." Despite this, he was determined. At fourteen he phoned Mel Blanc after researching a dozen or so phone books, crashed a recording session pretending to be Blanc's assistant, and watched him in action. Realizing he needed training, and for his voice to change, he began studying voice-over with every vo coach LA had to offer. Combined with two years at a Meisner acting conservatory and three years of improv study with The Groundlings, he was able to secure an agent at eighteen and pursue his dream, while tour guiding at Universal Studios allowed him to eat. He's performed in all aspects of on-camera television: from sitcoms to soaps to game shows - hosting Jep!, the kids' version of Jeopardy! for Game Show Network.
His voice is heard in thousands of commercials, promos, games, animated series and specials. He's voiced dozens of animated features, including Minions: The Rise of Gru, Sing, Wreck it Ralph, The Secret Life of Pets, Trolls, Tangled, Spirited Away, Cars, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Iron Giant, The Emperor's New Groove, WALL-E, Toy Story 2 & 3, and Up. Recent series work includes Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Ridley Jones, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Robot Chicken, Oddballs, I am Groot, Bugs Bunny Builders, Animaniancs, It’s Pony, Spidey and his Amazing Friends, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Pretzel and the Puppies. 2023 marks his 33rd year voicing Porky Pig. He currently stars as Porky in over 200 new Looney Tunes Cartoons shorts on HBOMax. Bob is also one of the most sought after coaches for animation voiceover.
Connect with Bob: Twitter @bobbergen Instagram Bergen.Bob
SAG-AFTRA, California's Labor laws, and the Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act state that casting workshops are allowed under the law but cannot offer auditions or employment as part of their services. By registering for a class taught by a talent agent, casting director, producer, or actor who hires talent, you are fully aware that it is not a job interview or audition. By attending a class through a Talent Training and Counseling Service, you further understand that the intent of the class is solely educational.