10 questions with
is probably best known for his outstanding work as a voice actor, most
notably as the narrator for the "e! True Hollywood Story" series. He
also has the longest listing of credits on the internet movie database
that I have ever seen. Seriously. You should take a look. I can't even
begin to list all of his film credits and frankly, I can't imagine what
possessed such a prestigious actor to take part in this film. Well,
let's ask him.
1. Michael, as a world renowned voice
actor, what on earth were you thinking when you agreed to take part in
gamers? You must have really needed the money.
I originally signed on because Mr. Folino showed me his x-rays and
coughed a lot. It was a mercy V.O., so the money was secondary. However,
I intend to buy a yogurt and a box of fig neutons with my salary.
2. In gamers, you are the voice of the
narrator. Did you pretty much just follow the script, or did you ad lib
like many of the other actors?
Were those actors? I thought it was CGI. As to improving my part,
considering that the spelling was so atrocious on the mustard stained
napkin (at least I hope it was mustard) I was given as a script, they
are lucky I was able to speak at all.
3. You are probably best known for your
voice over work, but you have also appeared in film and television. Do
you prefer working in a sound studio to being in front of the camera?
I prefer naps on my couch.
4. After reading the script and talking
to the director, do you question his sanity and/or his sexual
His sexual orientation was clear when he didn't complain about my dogs
jamming their noses in what passed for his crotch. I suspect he had a
sardine sandwich in there.
5. You were forced to endure some unusual
recording conditions in order for your audio to match the original
on-location recording tracks. Tell us about your V.O. Session for
I have never worked nude and covered in buttered rice for a V.O. Session
before. It was kind of fun. For "gamers 2", I hope we record indoors.
6. Do you think the movie gamers is a
sort of “E! True Hollywood Story” about Chris Folino?
Much too long. Think short!
7. As a recently elected board member of
SAG, how important do you think it is for an indie film to employ union
“Non-union actor” is an oxymoron. Hiring a non-union actor for a film
that you have worked so hard creating and scrounging up money for is
equivalent to Chris asking a bag lady to watch his newborns…which come
to think of it, he admitted to.
8. What is the strangest script you've
ever been asked to read? How does the script for gamers compare?
The strangest script was a documentary for schools on "understanding
nocturnal emissions", animated by Disney. Gamers is right up there
9. Your industry credentials are
extensive, to say the least. What would you say are some of the biggest
changes in film and audio recording since you started your acting
Stars, friends of the producers, real gangsters and sock puppets are
being cast in jobs I used to do...although I still do a mean sock
10. If you could have dinner with anyone,
living or dead (who is not a relative or religious figure), who would
you choose and why?
I don't think I would like to have dinner with a dead person unless it
was the president.