Voice-Over Career Tips

HarlanHogan Odds are you already know Harlan Hogan’s voice. His award-winning commercial voice-overs include classic and contemporary ad slogans from “Kills bugs fast, Kills bugs dead,” “Hallmark, when you care enough to send the very best” to Life Cereal’s classic “It’s the cereal even Mikey likes” and “This program is made possible by PBS viewers like you. Thank you.” He’s even voiced for the Ford F-150L “How’s that for – trendy?”

Also, video gamers will recognize him as the voice of Thrall in the Warcraft series. Harlan is equally at home voicing documentaries, corporate presentations, and E-learning projects. Abbott Labs, Grainger, Molex, Bayer, and American InterContinental University Online are just a few of his regular clients.

Harlan shares his knowledge about the highly-competitive voice-over industry in a free program on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fountaindale Public Library. Register today!

He’s the author of VO: Tales & Techniques of a Voice-Over Actor (second edition coming this summer). He also co-wrote two editions of The Voice Actors Guide to Recording at Home & on the Road with Studio 300’s very own Jeffrey Fisher. And Harlan runs a web store, Voice-Over Essentials, featuring audio gear specifically for voice work. Visit his website here.5f24683

Harlan and his wife Lesley live in Illinois with two shelter dogs and one horse. He’s an avid sailor, motorcyclist, and magician, too.

Join us on 2/27 at 7p and learn all about Harlan’s voice-over career and more. Fountaindale Library cardholders can register for the event at Fountaindale.org or by calling Studio 300 at 630-685-4260.

Also, Harlan is the voice of this new US Army advertisement. Listen here: