G & T Show Convention Coverage – GATC – Erica Schroeder Interview
G & T Show Convention Coverage – GATC – Erica Schroeder Interview is now available to download. Check it out here. During his time at the Great Allentown Comic-Con, Nick caught up with the talented and lovely voice actress Erica Schroeder for an interview. This was a fun and informative interview. Don’t miss it.
Erica has played many roles in X-Men, Yugio, Pokemon, and other roles. Nick asks how she got into voice over. She has always been a performer and wanted to be an actor and appear on cartoons. She has been able to impersonate voices, especially male voices. She preferred comedians, and her favorite was Bobcat Goldthwait, who ended up directing her during her appearance on the Chappelle Show. Although she couldn’t do her impression of him, she did it for us instead. Nick loved it. She appreciates strange character actors, including Peewee Herman. They discuss Paul Ruebens and loved his role in Everybody Loves Raymond and his role in the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Discussing long awaited sequels, they talked about the upcoming sequel to The Labyrinth.
Erica went to school for acting and had received an acting scholarship to Musical Theatre Cap21 before transferring to the Classical studio to study Shakespeare. She admits that she does ESL (English as a Second Language). She won English Speaking Union’s (ESU) competition for her school, region, and state. Her first Shakespeare role was Olivia in 12th Knight. She shares her favorite line from Shakespeare. She didn’t want to be typecast and stuck in musicals. She wanted to expand her horizons and do plays as well. She got into a play for the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park called Hiding Behind Comets which was about Jim Jones. She was excited about the role since it was a world premiere and an interesting play, and it was a a way to break out of the mold.
She believes people should be given opportunities to demonstrate their versatility. It has allowed her to move into anime and then move onto other roles, such as playing Emma Frost and doing video games. Her name may not always make it into the credits since she is often voicing multiple roles. She lists some of the games she has provided voices for including Blaze in several Sonic Games among others. She doesn’t remember all of the roles she has played and often doesn’t know when the games are even released. Fans often tell her they heard her in some game or another. Her husband and five year old son play video games, since she doesn’t like to die all that much. They have been playing Lego Star Wars. She reveals that she had done an animated feature with her son that should be out soon.
The noise in the room picks up and it becomes difficult to hear Nick and Erica. But, it doesn’t deter Nick from asking her about the role of Emma Frost. She recounts a story involving Joss at a sneak peak showing that her and her husband used to tell her inlaws that they were expecting. She got back to Emma Frost and talked about how she tackled the voice for the role. Then, she shared a story of a gag reel they wanted her to do, since she had been nine-months pregnant at the time she recorded the role. Erica gives us a line of dialog as Emma Frost.
Nick winds up the interview by asking where we can find her. She suggests checking out her Facebook Fan Page. Anyone looking to hire her can contact her manager at Steinberg Talent
But, wait. There’s more.
He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing.
During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic.
Despite all this, he still finds the time to write the words. Find out what he's doing here.