derek newman

voice actor

bio - about me

When I grew up, we didn't have a television until I was eight years old. I relied on radio and comic books to keep my imagination active and filled with dreams. I listened to Jet Jungle and The Men From The Ministry, The Shadow and The Lone Ranger, The Battling Bickersons and Jack Benny. I remember being in awe the first time I heard Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds and laughing hysterically with Abbot and Costello.

 

 

As television took over my attention I would save Sunday nights for radio, a local station had a Sunday night Theater of the Mind, and once a week I would get lost in my imagination again.

 

 

When I was 20 I managed to get a job as an engineer in a mid-market local radio station and after a fortunate accident I moved to working on the microphone. I was hooked. Since then, I have voiced cartoons, audio books, video games and narrated documentaries as well as producing radio commercials and independent projects. It's been a fun ride and I am constantly looking for new challenges and avenues to extend my knowledge of my craft.

 

 

I love being a part of the community that offers rides on your own imagination.

 SOME OF MY CLIENTS Mahogany Star: Encounter Studios: SoftEd: CAPABILITY Lurn.com: Isenstadt Studios: