I recently met Josh Keaton at SDCC when the cast was doing interviews for Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom. Being a musician myself, I was especially looking forward to meeting Josh because of his musical background. We talked about Legos, toys, and his new projects. Check it out below!
Mandy: So you have been doing music since you were a kid. Do you feel that doing music has helped prepare you for other areas of the entertainment industry? Do you have a preference for working in any of these fields? Do you feel like you can express yourself more freely in either?
Josh: Music has been a huge part of my life and it has absolutely helped me immensely in voice over. Music is yoga for the voice. Singing is a great way to increase your vocal range, improve your ear, your breath control, just about anything. And specifically, recording in a studio environment strengthens a whole other set of skills – consistency and performance matching. Having the timing skill to double background vocals makes dubbing and matching a previous performance level/timing a breeze. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without music, even though it’s not what specifically brought me to voice over.
Mandy: You did a great job in Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom. Have you always been a Green Lantern fan growing up? Did you collect legos? What were some of your favorite toys?
Josh: I actually wasn’t a huge Green Lantern reader growing up. I mostly read Spider-Man and Wolverine. When I was cast in Green Lantern: The Animated Series, however, I started reading up on the canon and really enjoyed what I read. And I was/am a huge LEGO fan. There’s a big footlocker at my parents’ house full of LEGOs that I plan to bring here for my kid to play with once she’s a little older. But even now, I see the LEGOs in everything. If I have scraps around the garage, I’ll build something with them rather than junk them. I owe a lot of my building/engineering mental development to playing with LEGOs as a kid.
Mandy: What projects are you currently working on and What can we expect from you in the future?
Josh: You can currently hear me as Young King Graham in the revival of Sierra Games’ King’s Quest. I’m also in 2 upcoming Netflix animated series: Kulipari - based on Trevor Pryce’s An Army of Frogs, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman. There are some other things too but I’m not allowed to talk about them yet.
Mandy: Thanks for the interview, Josh!
For the latest on Josh, check out: http://www.Joshkeaton.com