“I know that voice!” “That voice is so familiar!” Over billions of ears have heard the voice of Roy Samuelson, a leading and well-respected Hollywood Voiceover Artist. For over two decades, his deep, soulful and commanding vocal skills have garnered him incredible success behind the microphone, contributing to literally thousands of vocal promos on Los Angeles’ NPR station KCRW. In other television and film projects, he often provides voice matches for top Hollywood stars.
Commercially, Samuelson has voiced Intel Tags during the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards. Major brands work includes Quaker, State Farm, DirecTV, Ford, Target, multiple spots for McDonalds and Toyota.
Samuelson gains critical praise and garners much work in the ever-growing area of Audio Description, including 2019 and 2021 SOVAS Award nominations in the narration and audio description categories, advising and consulting on films, and full service AD producing, advising, and consulting, along with coaching. Audio description provides access to television programs, movies and other visual media to blind and low vision audiences. By connecting the entertainment industry to audio description audiences, professionals, Roy shifts the perspectives on access, and inclusion. To date, he has recorded thousands of projects for national network episodes, well known streaming series, and blockbuster films.
He’s also a consultant, and catalyst for quality and excellence in audio description, through inclusion of blind professionals in every aspect of audio description. He advocates for all aspects of AD to be in parity to sighted audiences.