Garland Thompson’s journey to voice artistry began in the world of theatre. As a teenager in New York City, Garland worked for his father's theatre company, the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop, as a sound designer and engineer. Following his time at the writers’ workshop, Garland worked for a series of professional theatres in NYC as a sound engineer, including The Public Theatre, The Manhattan Theatre Club, the American Place Theatre, and the New Federal Theatre.
Garland discovered his passion for voice acting during his days working in college radio. Garland worked for KUT-FM, the local public radio station on the University of Texas campus. He also worked at the UT Performing Arts Center as a stagehand for a couple of years.
While working at the theatre, a fellow colleague who happened to be a vocal coach inspired him to start taking voice-over lessons, a natural progression considering his experience in broadcast radio. As it turns out, broadcast radio is quite complementary to podcasting, a medium Garland has embraced to the full.
Today, Garland hosts his own podcast called “Sunday Go To Meetin’, the podcast that’s never on Sunday”. Garland shares vignettes from his career, explores Podsafe music, comedy, and poetry. His eclectic podcast format also gives him the opportunity to conduct interviews with poets, journalists, actors, and writers, including a wonderful interview with jazz singer Robin Stine. The podcast is available on Blubrry.com.
Voices.com Marketing Director, Stephanie Ciccarelli, says, “Garland’s voice is fun, experienced, and persuasive. When you are listening to his work, one often forgets that he is selling something, which is an incredible feat for an advertising messenger.”
Garland Thompson also is a big fan of voice acting for podcasts, currently starring in a sci-fi podcast entitled, “Children of the Gods” recording for two voice character roles, Commander Yelton Marshall and Gunnery Sgt. Sergei Petrov. Garland relates that the podcast is an exciting serial podcast that is created entirely though collaboration with other artists, an endeavor that brings him great satisfaction.
About Garland Thompson
Based in Pacific Grove, US, voice actor Garland Thompson offers a variety of voice acting services, including voice acting for podcasts, commercials, and Internet applications. Recent clients include: Sunstar Media, 831TV – GR Video, Dead Weasel Studios.
Based in London, Canada, Voices.com provides an online marketplace, facilitating transactions between business clients and voiceover professionals, employing a comprehensive suite of web-based services. Clients that have worked at Voices.com include NBC, ESPN, PBS, The History Channel, Reader's Digest, Comcast, Nortel Networks, Bell Canada, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, ING, Western Union, Ford, GM, Jaguar, US Army, the US Government and more.