Iconic and Legendary Voiceover Director Andrea Romano Retires!
Via IGN comes the news that the iconic voiceover and casting director, Andrea Romano, behind countless projects like DuckTales, Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Animaniacs, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Phineas and Ferb, to name a few, is turning off her mic for the last time and will retire this week.
Romano’s voiceover and animation casting direction career spans over three decades, where she personally directed over 10,000 voice sessions. Following her diagnosis of optic neuropathy in one eye, which has caused a loss of vision in that eye, Romano stated that she has decided to wrap up her current projects over the last few weeks following the diagnosis.
The original DuckTales series served as Romano’s debut as a voiceover director. Since then, her body of work has grown to include over 40 TV shows, 50 films, and 20 video games. Romano has earned thirty-five Emmy nominations and eight Emmy wins, as well as the recipient of the 2016 Friz Award for Excellence at the International Family Film Festival.
“I shall miss so many aspects of this industry – particularly the people I’ve worked alongside, and all the fun that happens on both side of the glass. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my sincere gratitude to every actor, producer, director, engineer and colleague that has helped make this run so incredible,” Romano said in a statement.
Romano’s most recent work includes Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is in it’s last season, and fan-favorite Voltron: Legendary Defender, which will premier its third season on Netflix this Friday August 4th.
“Doing this job, working with all these wonderful people, has been my ultimate blessing. I couldn’t have hoped to spend the past three decades with a better group. I’ve truly been the luckiest person on Earth,” Romano said.
Though Romano is retiring from her central role as voiceover director, she plans to remain active in the entertainment industry for a while longer. Share your thoughts and perhaps childhood memories of her work here in our forums!