Voice-Over and Actor – Tony Collins Fogarty
A media professional for more than 30 years.
My Background As A Voice Actor
I’m an experienced British Voice Over Artist and Actor. You may already know my voice as the bathrobe-clad owl (Little Wiser) from TripAdvisor’s TV campaigns (2017 to 2019). More than 20 commercials, shown in the UK, USA and Canada. The US commercials alone, have aired more than 85,000 times* – seen and heard by millions of viewers.
Of course I do other things too. I’ve worked on video narration, e-Learning content, on-hold messaging, awards ceremony announcements (Voice of God) and dubbing. Prior to Covid changing working arrangements, I was also a regular voice on France 24’s “The Observers” TV show – on their English language service.
As a Voiceover Artist, I’ve worked professionally for 17 years (full time for the last 10 years). Prior to voiceover and acting, I worked as a radio broadcaster and producer. Even back then as early as 1991, I was occasionally asked to do radio voiceovers by the commercial production department.
Becoming a Voice Actor
From 2012, I decided that to become a more rounded in my skills, I should take some actor training. This was my journey to becoming a Voice Actor. Many people use the terms Voiceover Artist and Voice Actor interchangeably. I would argue they are different skillsets.
Initially, my thoughts were to take just a few classes, but 6 years later it has been much more than that. I have done vocal classes, 6 years of The Meisner Technique, and 4 years of Acting For TV classes.
I have also trained one-to-one with Nancy Wolfson (Braintracks Audio). Nancy is a world-class voiceover coach, based in Los Angeles. Always learning. Always improving.
Before Voice Over: Radio & Events
My background was working in radio since 1988, with my first on-air appearance in 1989.
I’ve worked for many commercial radio stations, including presenting a live networked show on 26 UK stations. I’ve also handled station PR, marketing and managed events such as pop concerts for up to 70,000 people.
I’ve been a computer geek all my life, so I have some knowledge of the web, HTML, CSS, PHP, mySQL, WordPress and other CMS, Video Editing and other media content. It helps me talk your language when producing content for a variety of purposes.
In recent years I’ve become a huge Francophile, making 10 trips to France between 2015 and 2019. I’m learning the language (slowly) and one day might make that move. My voicebooth will come with me of course.
My Voice Over Work
I work with clients around the world, fulfilling their voice over requirements, as easily as possible. I have my own studio to connect for live studio sessions or to record and send audio to clients. I work with a mixture of production studios, agencies and end clients.
What I Offer
I believe there is huge value in building long-term working relationships. I specialise in the corporate and commercial sectors. I’m here to offer advice, help you do the best work possible, on time and to budget. My values are Trust, Quality, Ease and Value.
Voice of TripAdvisor TV Campaign in UK, US and Canada, heard by millions of viewers. More than 85,000 national airings on US Television between June 2017 and Aug 2019.
Training as an actor for over 6 years, principally in the Meisner Technique and acting for camera. Appearing in my first theatre play in 2015.
Voice of over 20,000 Property Tours for leading UK estate agents over 5 years. (2012-2017)
Producing and presenting a network radio show aired across 26 stations in the UK.
Producing and stage managing Radio Aire’s “Party In The Park” concert for three years. An outdoor, live event attended by 70,000 people at Temple Newsam, Leeds.
Producing and event managing Leeds United’s “LUTV” pre-match and half-time entertainment for two successful years through their peak in the Premiership and Champion’s League. (1999-2001)
Producing Live Outside Radio Broadcasts from Disneyworld Florida, back to the UK. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Disneyworld Florida.
Co-creating a television game show format, optioned and then piloted by Yorkshire Television.
Presenting Yorkshire’s first ever Flying Eye travel service. Live broadcasts from a plane, every day.
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