Experience Talks 8/20: Rodney Saulsberry

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SUNDAY 8/20 @ 5 PM PDT

RODNEY SAULSBERRY, a Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate, is one of the premier voice-over talents in the country. He has announced promos for the ABC hit, Dancing With The Stars, and the critically acclaimed, Charlie Brown Christmas Special. He announced the 34th NAACP Image Awards and the Essence Awards specials on FOX Television, and voiced promos for the Grammy Awards and Country Music Awards for CBS.

What do Zatarain’s, Instant Tax Service, Twix, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Verizon, White Castle, 7UP, Burger King, SBC, and Nestle Crunch all have in common? Saulsberry has been a voice-over commercial pitchman for all of these products and many others on television and radio.

He can also be heard reading audio books, as well as narrating E! Entertainment’s True Hollywood Story about Motown R&B singer, Marvin Gaye. His imaging voice has represented NFL Films and several NBA Basketball teams, including the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Animation is another strong suit for this versatile voice actor. Saulsberry was the voice of Joe Robbie Robertson on the hit cartoon series Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and James Rhodey Rhodes in the animated feature film, The Invincible Iron Man.

Rodney’s acting credits include guest star appearances on Monk, Without a Trace, Law & Order: LA and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. He also has starred as “Anthony,” a street musician and former homeless man on the Daytime Drama, The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2013 and 2011, Saulsberry received NAACP Image Award nominations in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for that role.

Saulsberry is also a gifted singer who has lent his melodious baritone voice to a jubilant ensemble of background singers on a spirited recording of “Hakuna Matata” on The Lion King movie soundtrack, as well as songs on The Prince of Egypt soundtrack. As a soloist, he has recorded two Rhythm and Blues albums that have resulted in two Billboard charting singles, “I Wonder” and “Look Whatcha Done Now.”

Learn more about Rodney at his website where you’ll also find information about his three bestselling books about the voice-over business:  You Can Bank on Your VoiceStep Up to the Mic, and Rodney Saulsberry’s Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups.


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