Check out a recent Toonzone interview with Matthew Wolf on his VO work on the recently released Thor: Tlaes of Asgard.
TZN/MAA: How did you get into voice acting in particular?
MATTHEW WOLF: Alongside of my work as an actor, I was doing some work producing TV trailers, and sometimes I did the voiceover for the spot myself, which the station I was working for was happy with. Gradually, I built up a reel, and then some of the other people in the stations that I was doing promos for started to use me for their promos, and gradually I just got into it. I think that being an actor encompasses so many different fields, and I’ve never really felt that being a voice actor is something different from being an actor because they really go hand-in-hand. I know there are some people who only are voice actors…I say “only,” but it’s terrific, it’s fantastic…but that’s all they do and they have no interest in being on-camera at all. For me, they just very much go hand-in-hand and I want to do them all and they feel like part of the same profession. It comes from the same place for me, inside. Especially something like Thor, where you really are embodying a personality, a character. A person, with a life, so it all comes from the same muscle, I suppose, or the same part of the brain, or whatever you want to call it.