British Voice Actor – Tony Collins Fogarty
My Voice Acting Background.
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. You can also hear me on France 24’s “The Observers” TV show – on their English language service.
As a Voiceover Artist, I’ve worked professionally for 15 years (full time for the last 8 years). Prior to voiceover and acting, I worked as a radio broadcaster and producer.
Voice-overs live or recorded from Remote Studio
I work with clients around the world, fulfilling their voiceover 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 mix of production studios, agencies and end clients.
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. I consider myself more than just an ‘announcer’.
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 1989. I’ve worked for many commercial radio stations, including presenting a live network show across 26 UK radio stations. I also had management roles encompassing station PR, marketing and live events such as pop concerts for up to 70,000 people.
I’ve been a computer geek all my life, since a computer camp at the age of 11. I studied computer programming for 2 years at college and have maintained an interest ever since. I have experience in the web, HTML, CSS, PHP, mySQL, WordPress content and theming, Video Editing and media content creation. During 2020 I’ve taken numerous courses and training in digital marketing and SEO. All this helps me talk your language when producing content for a variety of purposes.
Over the last 5 years I’ve become a huge Francophile, making 10 trips to France since 2015. I’m learning the language (slowly) and one day might make that move. My voice-booth will come with me of course. I am now a dual-national, holding UK and Irish passports.
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-over 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. I was the brand voice behind the owl – Little Wiser.
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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