National Press Club

John DiMaggio to premiere voice acting documentary at NPC, Nov. 8

October 27, 2013 | By Emily Whitten | ewhitten@law.gwu.edu

John DiMaggio at Comic Con

John DiMaggio at Comic Con

Photo/Image: Emily Whitten

The National Press Club will host the East Coast premiere of the voice acting documentary, "I Know That Voice" on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the National Press Club's conference rooms.

The film’s executive producer, Annie award-winning and Emmy-nominated voice actor John DiMaggio, will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing.

The screening is sponsored by he National Press Club’s Young Members Committee, and is free for Club members and $10 for non-members. The signing session is limited to one item per person. Please register here.

"I Know That Voice" explores every aspect of the voice acting profession, and showcases some of the most talented, versatile, and hard-working members of the entertainment industry. It features interviews with more than 150 voice actors, casting and voice directors, show creators, producers, voice teachers, and other animation industry luminaries.

The documentary will be released on Video on Demand, iTunes, and DVD this December. To watch the trailer on YouTube, click here.

Among those featured are Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh), Mark Hamill (The Joker), June Foray (Rocky the Flying Squirrel), Seth Green (Chris Griffin), Bill Farmer (Goofy), Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Billy West (Philip J. Fry), Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants), Kevin Conroy (Batman), Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron), Hank Azaria (Chief Wiggum), Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner), Maurice LaMarche (The Brain), Jess Harnell (Wakko Warner), Tara Strong (Timmy Turner), Steve Blum (The Wolverine), EG Daily (Tommy Pickles), and Kevin Michael Richardson (Cleveland Brown, Jr.).

The documentary also features show creators Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), and Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh (Phineas and Ferb).

Executive producer John DiMaggio is known as the voice of Bender in "Futurama", Jake the Dog in "Adventure Time", Marcus Fenix in "Gears of War", Rico in "The Penguins of Madagascar" and many others. DiMaggio has also appeared on-screen in television shows including "The Newsroom", "Modern Family", "Bones", "Little Fockers", and others. He had a recurring role on "Chicago Hope."