Many years ago, my first television voice-over commercial was anything but normal. I was asked to record a voice-over for a Thanksgiving TV ad for Meijer. Meijer is the 24-hour equivalent to Wal-Mart in the Midwest, only BETTER. Oh, and in this TV ad, I would be playing the role of----a turkey. Yes, I would be taking on a turkey's personality in the form of a puppet. I was flattered that they chose me to be their voice. They gave me a picture of what the turkey puppet would look like first, and from that I needed to give him a voice. The puppeteer didn't mouth my words until a few days later, after the recording was finished.
I've been fortunate to perform voice-over work for a wide range of purposes. TV, radio, viral animated web videos, narrations, supermarkets, heck, I even recorded some voice-overs to be played in a taxi cab van! And for all of it, I am truly "thankful".