Biography of Voice Over Coach and Voice Casting Director Anthony Reece
After a lifetime working in the voice overs, broadcasting, animation, gaming, production, music, media and entertainment, the bio of Anthony Reece is vast to say the least. Anthony has literally “been there done that”, and then some.
From his early days as a night club dj, music vj, and spring break mc in Florida, to on-air work as a classic rock, metal, and top 40 radio dj, and touring as a keyboard player and vocalist, Anthony learned quickly how to create, record and deliver the goods as a professional creative talent:
His 28 plus years of hands-on, in-depth experience as a voice actor, sound producer, entertainment casting director, studio director and voice over talent, along with years as a voice over coach, studio head, award winning narrator and broadcast producer assures you’re working with a veteran voice artist and unique, out-of-the-box thinking creative professional.
Anthony has literally produced, developed and/or directed hundreds of projects from sound tracks and voice overs for animation, cartoons, radio, tv, telephone messaging, short films, video games, dvd’s, multimedia, phone apps, theme parks, magic shows, puppet shows and more. As a exp’d voice actor and voice talent himself, Anthony has personally voiced projects worldwide, not to mention his credits as a casting director on numerious gaming titles, broadcast spots, and other media projects.
Anthony has broadcast station and business start-up credits as well including Z99 in the Cayman Islands, along with studio partnerships such as co-founding of The Spot Shoppe, a creative broadcast production company, which became VoiceART a pioneer first of it’s kind internet radio studio with clients like the IMDB and Amazon.com.
In 1993, Anthony opened VoiceART which then merged in 2001 with Colorado based MediaTech Productions. While a partner at MediaTech Anthony created Teenation USA a live web based after school radio network for teens, and also cast, directed and voiced dialogue for Jasper: The Story of a Mule animated by the late Bill Melendez of Peanuts, written and created by the daughter of the late Charles Schulz, Meredith Hodges.
In late 2005 Anthony left his 14-year partnerships and founded VoiceTOONS which has since become one of the leading non-union character voice casting studios outside LA and NY. VoiceTOONS is now entering its 10th year in business.
Then as a way of “paying it forward” in 2006 Anthony created a voice over mentoring program and now coaches young voice actors, and veteran voice talent at VO101.com. Simply said, Anthony is one of the most diverse non-union voice over talents you’ll find industry wide.
In 2010, Anthony Reece was awarded a FLMPA Crystal Reel Award for his narration work on the multiple award winning documentary Safe Haven: The Warsaw Zoo currently aired around the world, on the IMDB, inside the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, thoughout Isrial, Poland and has been seen by over 180 million people worldide as of 2015. The documentary was created by Gary and Hollywood actor Richard Lester To date the project is recognized for its unqiue heroic true story.
In 2012, Anthony founded United Voice Talent the first flat hourly voice over casting website, offering producers and directors the ability to search, cast and hire pre-qualified hourly voice over talent. The model is a unique “hourly rate” program unlike Pay-to-Play websites forcing talent to BID for work. Many of his peers are listed and members of this new hourly voice casting website.
Anthony also launched Cartoon Actors in 2013 offering hand-picked character voice actors for cartoons, animation and games at 2-minute flat rates. The site has quickly become another option of the union studios in LA and P2P websites offering only talent paying to be featured on their sites. Anthony hand picks and personally casts all talent on his site.
In summary as of 2020, Anthony Reece has personally cast, directed, produced and voiced hundreds of radio and tv commercials, cartoons, cd-roms, personal audio memoirs, videos, multimedia products, radio shows, telephone messages, apps, ringtones, audio-books, children’s stories and just about every other type of media there is today.
With his 30-years experience, if you require voice over coaching, voice over business consulting, voice acting training, or voice over demo production, Anthony can deliver results taking your career to the next level and beyond.