‘Conversations’ Ep. 85- Kari Wahlgren

On Wednesday, June 28th, Brett and Mike were very excited to welcome, voiceover artist and actress, Kari Wahlgren to ‘Conversations’ on NextBigThingRadio.Net!

Kari Wahlgren’s voice-over career began on her 11th birthday. While on vacation in California, she toured a recording studio. During the tour, she was approached to audition for the role of Gloria in a radio drama. The producers loved her and booked her on the spot.

Kari is not in Kansas anymore! Since her arrival in Los Angeles, she has built a phenomenal resume’ as an actress and voiceover artist. Her first role as Haruko in FLCL remains a fan favorite, and her voice can be heard in Emmy and Academy Award-winning animated films and TV shows that include Wolverine & The X-Men, Archer,  Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Lego DC Comics Superheroes: Justice League Cosmic Clash, Bunnicula, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin and Hellsing. Video Game voiceovers include Uncharted 4, Skylanders, Fallout 4, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Marvel Heroes, and Transformers: War for Cybertron.

Kari’s incredible voice talents can currently be heard as Amanda in Bunsen Is a Beast, Starfire in Justice League vs. Teen Titans, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Odd Parents, Jessica in Rick and Morty, a female Jedi Knight in Star Wars: The Old Republic and Ashe in Final Fantasy XII. You can hear her voice as Aranea in the new Square Enix game Final Fantasy XV released on Xbox One and PS4. Kari will voice Aunt Cora in the new Netflix and DreamWorks Original Series, Spirit Riding Free. She also will be returning to Rick and Morty for season 3 in summer 2017. Kari will also play Jamie in Open Road’s The Nut Job 2, coming to theaters on August 18th!

Kari Wahlgren

She also produced and wrote a short film, Girl #2, which premiered at the 12th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival in 2016 as well as Shriekfest in Los Angeles. Her film won “Best Short” at the New Orleans Film Festival as well.

We have featured many talented voiceover artists on Conversations, but you don’t want to miss this episode! Join us LIVE, this Wednesday, June 28th, at 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific as we welcome Kari Wahlgren to Conversations Episode 85 on NextBigThingRadio.net

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‘Conversations’ Episode 84 – Francesca Curran

This Wednesday, June 14th, Brett and Mike are very excited to welcome , from the hit Netflix Original Series Orange is the New Black, actress Francesca Curran to ‘Conversations‘ Episode 84!

Francesca Curran

Francesca Curran Stars as Helen Van Maele (Skinhead Helen) in Netflix’s hit series, ‘Orange Is the New Black.’

Francesca hails from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and currently calls New York City her home. She received her musical theater training from The American Musical and Dramatics Academy. In addition to her work on ‘Orange Is the She also appeared as the star of Warner Bra’s commercial, “Girls Gone Comfortable.”

Orange is the New Black

‘Orange Is the New Black’ – now in its 5th season, can be seen on Netflix. We look forward to chatting with Francesca about her role as Skinhead Helen and how this standout actress went from working at Starbucks to booking a role on a successful Netflix series.

Be sure to join Brett Strickler and Mike Dowler for ‘Conversations’ Episode 84 with Francesca Curran. This Wednesday,  June 14th, at 11 PM Eastern, 8 PM Pacific right here, on NextBigThingRadio.net! As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

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‘Conversations’ Ep. 75 Lulu and Annalise

Conversations Episode 75 (Postponed)
Last minute bookings came up for
Lulu and Annalise. We will reschedule this for
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Lulu Wilson and Annalise Basso

Returning guest Lulu Wilson began her career when she was 3 as a commercial and voice-over actor. She made her movie debut as Christina in “Deliver Us from Evil.” Originally from NYC, Lulu eventually landed in LA to work as a series regular (Mikayla) on the CBS sitcom ‘The Millers.’ Lulu recently starred as Doris, alongside Annalise Basso (Paulina) in “Ouija: Origin of Evil” – now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Lulu co-stars in ‘Annabelle 2’, which will be released in May and coming soon, look for Lulu with Lou Diamond Phillips in ‘Cop and A Half 2.’ She has appeared on episodes of ‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ ‘Teachers’ and ‘Black Box,’ as well as upcoming films ‘Slumber’ and ‘Gone Are the Days.’

When Lulu isn’t acting, she’s playing the Ukulele or hard at work writing short stories and screenplays.

Annalise Basso hails from St. Louis, Missouri and has worked consistently in Film, TV and Print. She has starred in films Bedtime Stories, Love Takes Wing, Standing Up, Oculus, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Lulu Wilson and Annalise Basso

Annalise and her fellow cast mates received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for their performance in the critically acclaimed indie film ‘Captain Fantastic.’ Basso’s television resume is equally impressive having appeared in ‘True Blood,’ ‘Bones,’ ‘Constantine,’ ‘New Girl,’ ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘’Desperate Housewives’ and more. At 10, Annalise appeared in episodes of ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5TH Grader!’

This is one you don’t want to miss. Be sure to join us as we welcome Lulu Wilson and Annalise Basso to ‘Conversations’ Episode’ 75 – LIVE, Wednesday, February 22nd, at 11 PM (EST) 8 PM (PST) on NextBigThingRadio.net

“Conversations” Ep. 70- The Know

On Wednesday, December 6th, at 11pm EST, 8pm PST, Callum Grant, Scott Bishop, and brother’s Adam and Boomer Galassi, from the new independent film from Downstate Productions, ‘The KNOW’, join us! Be sure to join us as we record the show live here in our chatroom! We will even be taking questions live on air so be sure to join us!

Adam and Boomer Galassi grew up in the woods of central Illinois. They’ve been making movies together since they were children. ‘The KNOW’ is their third independent feature film. Adam is currently a member of the Blue Man Group crew- operating the on stage camera and running the show. Adam also worked for Blue Man on NCL cruise ship production. Boomer has been traveling the world as a Blue Man since 1997. The brothers now work at Blue Man Group Chicago.
The Know
Boomer, Scott, and Adam

Scott Bishop grew up in a little town called Kentville, Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. Scott earned a Bachelors of Music degree in Percussion performance.After college, he moved to Vancouver on the west coast of Canada and worked as a Freelance musician and actor. Scott was comissioned to create several compositions for art installations and original ballet works.  He is one of the original creative members of ‘Scrap Arts Music’, an original action percussion show, touring the world.

Scott became a blue man in 2005. He has performed in Toronto, Oberhausen Germany, Zurich Switzerland, Las Vegas, and the Megastar world tour. He has been in the Chicago show since Dec of 2011.  Scott started working on ‘The KNOW’ with Adam and Thomas Galassi in the winter of 2015.

The Know
Callum Grant

Callum Grant learned piano at age 4, violin at 13, guitar at 15 and drums/percussion at 16. He has since forgotten almost all of his formal training and is now a self proclaimed noise hack. Callum writes, records, sings and plays in the band Whisky Tales, as well as various solo and side ventures including comedic music work at second city and IO theatre.

Callum’s ‘real’ job of 11 years is performing as a Blue Man in Blue Man Group, taking him all over the globe (highlights include London, Tokyo, Sydney, Rio De Janiero, Amsterdam, & New York) and he currently calls Chicago home. He holds an actual 1st class honors degree in Contemporary Theater Practice from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and was always quite good at climbing things.

As always, thanks to our sponsor Park to Park Travel Services for making “Conversations” possible!

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