Randy Thomas
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I WORK IN THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY AS A(N)
Voice Actor, Copy Writer, Voiceover Coach
HERE'S A LITTLE ABOUT ME AND MY VOICE OVER EXPERIENCE
America’s most recognizable female voice announcer, Randy Thomas has been winning accolades and opening doors for female voice artists for nearly 15 years. With over 20 years of experience as a radio personality in Detroit, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, Randy has gone on to achieve her dreams as a voice-over artist, writer, and now producer.

She was the first woman to announce the Academy Awards, the Miss America Pageant, the Tony Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and, in 2004, became the first woman to announce the National Democratic Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. She has announced the Oscars seven times and is the first person ever to announce The Oscars, The Tonys, and The Emmys all in the same year.

Randy is currently the voice of CBS Television Distribution's “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” as well as the voice for Clear Channel radio stations across the country, including WASH FM Washington, DC. She is well known as the voice of Hooked on Phonics, memorably intoning the line “Call 1-800-ABC-DEFG.”

Also, Randy recently co-authored a book entitled, “Voice for Hire: Launch and Maintain a Lucrative Career in Voice-Overs” with her friend and voice over talent, Peter Rofé. The book is in bookstores now! To get on Randy and Peter Rofe's book tour and workshop mailing list please register at http://www.VoiceForHireBook.net.
RECENTLY BOOKED PROJECTS
Tony Awards, AFI’s 10 America’s 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres, and the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
LANGUAGES
English
VOICE DESCRIPTION
Strong, classy, smooth
VOICES I AM ABLE TO PERFORM
Middle Age Female
AUDIO DELIVERY METHOD
ISDN, Source Connect, FTP, AIF, MP3, WAV
EQUIPMENT
Mac Pro OSX, Pro-Tools, MBox, Telos Zephyr XStream, a Manley mic and Vox Box, Sennheiser 416 and Avalon Pre Amp.
WEBSITE
http://randythomasvo.com

Randy Thomas's Blog

Shifting in and out of a read..

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 11:42am 19 Comments

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL VOICE OVER ARTIST WHEN.. Your day begins and you are reading emails and downloading copy, ripping faxes off your fax machine, recording, editing, and turning around sessions quickly, not to mention, getting dialed up via the ISDN all day long.

Thank the Universe that you get to do what you love. But never take it for granted. Not even for a minute. Remember that every time you get an audition. Let’s face it, in voice over you love having contract work but… Continue

The Care and Feeding of Your Voice

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 9:00pm 21 Comments

In the voice over business, the voice comes first. When you have the luxury of numerous takes, a bit of mouth noise or worse, a sore throat, can take you out of the game. To that end, I would love to share with you some tips based on some of things that have helped me over the years.



Last spring I got really sick. So sick that I thought to myself that “this is why elderly people die from the flu.” I realized that this was the sickest I had been in eight years.



In my effort… Continue

The Oscar Experience

Posted on June 30, 2008 at 3:29pm 6 Comments

Everyone always asks me about what it's like to announce the Oscars®. Here is a piece from my website that will give you little bit of inof about the week leading up to, and the day of, the 80th Annual Academy Awards®.



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Randy’s Oscar Blog



As I sit down two weeks after the show, many thoughts ramble through my head about my nine day whirlwind experience in Los Angeles. Now at home and regaining normalcy to my life, I am ready to share with you my… Continue

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At 10:50pm on February 15, 2011, Mark Griffis said…
Hello Randy. Thank you for accepting my friend invitation.---Mark G.
At 10:16pm on January 5, 2011, Gene Dixon said…

Hi Randy, I just wanted say how much I appreciate what you and Joe did this morning for Mr. Joe Williams. My heart was touched and it is yet another example of how one can step up and make a difference in another's life. I hope and pray that you have great success and most of all, happiness in your life. What a great moment in time! Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you.

Much success to you,

Gene Dixon

At 12:11pm on December 15, 2010, Jon Bailey said…
thanks for the friend invitation, Randy! :D glad to accept!
At 4:15pm on October 22, 2010, Nicole Cabell said…
Happy Birthday Randy :-)
At 2:53pm on October 22, 2010, Rod Maupin said…
"Randy Thomas! The most-wished birthday girl in the world!"

That was my impression of the E.T. read applied to your birthday. Could you tell?

Rod
At 1:00pm on October 22, 2010, Penny Abshire said…

At 12:42pm on October 22, 2010, Diane Merritt said…
Happy Birthday Randy! I hope you have a wonderful day!
At 11:30am on October 22, 2010, Rodney Jackson said…
Hi Randy,

Wishing you the very best, Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy,

Best Regards,
At 12:38pm on August 18, 2010, Bill Fike said…
If it's good enough for Don AND it's good enough for RANDY...

For a pre, right now I'm using an Avalon VT737SP. It's a nice box. Definitely interested in the Vox Box, but it would have to come later.

Cheers
At 12:22pm on August 18, 2010, Bill Fike said…
Thanks, Randy. I too use a U-87 primarily as well as a 416. I have an opportunity to trade a Soundelux E47 (which I haven't had much luck with) for a Manley. It would cost me about a grand, but it seems it would give me a rich response as compared to the E47, which is just too heavy.

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