that’s what christmas is all about, charlie brown.

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The world of voice over is full of unique, creative people.

As I have often said, voice talents do not compete against each other, we compete for the subjective ear of the producer. That’s why I enjoy my friendships with so many voice talents around the globe.

Talent is one thing, heart is another and most of the VO’s I know have large amounts of both, like Philip Banks.

He initiated a project Monday on the VO-BB which was akin to a festive audio chain letter among board members. Requesting we alternate between male and female voice talents on the board, he wrote out the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and asked us to read two lines each. Philip started us off and chose DB Cooper to read the next line. DB read her lines and sent it to me, I did my lines and sent it to Kara Edwards and on it went until Philip had the entire production beautifully completed within 24 hours.

That was his gift to us. My gift to all the voice talents who participated is some “link love” so that you may know even more about these talented voice actors with whom I am so proud to be professionally associated.

LISTEN HERE TO: Twas the Night Before Christmas presented by the voice over talents of

Merry Christmas to all –
1. Philip Banks
2. DB Cooper
3. Peter O’Connell
4. Kara Edwards
5. Bob Souer
6. Diane Maggipinto
7. Todd Ellis
8. Connie Terwilliger
9. Brian Hart
10. Moe Egan
11. Greg Littlefield
12. Mary McKitrick
13. Michael Rhys
14. Liz de Nesnera
15. Frank Frederick
16. Tammy McDaniel
17. Greg Phelps
18. Caryn Clark
19. Greg Allen
20. Marcy Worthington
21. Frank Frederick
22. Liz de Nesnera
23. Michael Rhys
24. Mary McKitrick
25. Todd Ellis
26. Liz de Nesnera
27. David Monteath
28. Mary McKitrick
29. Philip Banks
30. Kara Edwards

8 Responses to “that’s what christmas is all about, charlie brown.”

  1. Peter!
    Wasn’t this awesome!
    I had so much fun participating & it really is amazing that talents from all over the US, the UK and JAPAN all go together to participate.
    It was so much FUN!!!!
    I love VO people!
    Oh…and of course Thanks for the links!

  2. i’m still all kinds of weepy. so touching and what a cabal of talent!

    plus, peter, that peanuts pic is perfect!
    (alliteration! wow!)

    merry christmas, everyone!

  3. Pass the Kleenex Diane… me too.

    This is the best thing I’ve listened to in a long time. I’m very, very thankful for all of the vo friends I’ve made.

    Simply beautiful.

    Thank you!

  4. Peter! You are a class act, my friend!

  5. You beat me to it – since listening to the poem inspired me to go out and start my Christmas shopping while you were here doing good works! Thank-you so much Peter.

    It really is lovely isn’t it? We done good.

  6. Mary and All:

    We did GREAT.

    It’s January 3, 2008 and I’ve listened once again to our work.

    I am STILL filled with a personal and professional pride in our accomplishment so enormous it renders me silent…all the better to listen to us again.

    God Bless Us, Everyone.


    Best always,
    – Peter

  7. […] He read the first lines and then emailed the poem to the the lovely and talented D.B. (that’s a capital “B” Facebook, dammit!) Cooper who read her lines; she emailed it to me so I would read the next part, I chose to email it to the lovely and talentedKara Edwards and on it went. Philip mixed it all with some wonderful music and it became one of my proudest voice over accomplishments ever. […]

  8. […] create our own projects for our own artistic enjoyment (and maybe the enjoyment of others). A Christmas audio project I (and other VO-BB’ers did many years ago with my friend Phillip Banks and then later a video […]