2 weeks ago, I auditioned for a commercial voice-over that was being put together by AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, to be aired nationally on ESPN. It was a special circumstance, since I wasn't auditioning to be the announcer, or even the tag announcer. The audition asked if I could be a "voice match" for a person in the spot. The spot deals with the tragic story of college football recruit Fletcher Cleaves, who had been paralyzed by a texting driver. The script directed that the coach who had recruited Fletcher, Hugh Freeze, leave him a congratulatory voicemail. That's where my voice-over audition came in to play. I didn't realize I had it in me, but I won the chance to record the part with my voice impersonation/voice-match of Coach Hugh Freeze. Thank you AT&T, ESPN, and thank you ACM Talent, for this great opportunity. I'm humbled to be a part of such a compelling piece of advertising.
It's a very powerful, sobering ad. It will definitely make you re-think your relationship with your cell phone.
Here's the spot, as it aired last Saturday during ESPN's College Gameday:
And here's the :30 version of the commercial...