Toluca Lake Magazine

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Neighborhood Voices
by Jenna Anderson | January 10, 2019

Four of Toluca Lake’s prominent voice actors gather for a roundtable discussion on their community and their craft.

While Toluca Lake is blessed with talented residents in many walks of life, particularly from the entertainment industry, we’re especially struck by the abundance of celebrated voice actors who make their homes here. Their careers may be based behind the scenes, but they’re familiar faces in the neighborhood, whether strolling and shopping on Riverside Drive or making frequent appearances at community events. To find out what makes the area an epicenter for voice talent and learn more about this lesser-understood side of acting, we interviewed four local vocal powerhouses. Full story >

The Boston Globe


Hanson native has voiced characters on shows such as ‘Tom & Jerry’

Hanson native Alicyn Packard is a hard-working actress in Los Angeles. But unless you know her voice, you may not recognize her.

Packard, a member of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School class of 1998, lends hers to characters on cartoon series like “The Tom & Jerry Show,” “Poppy Cat,” and “Space Racers.” She’s also the voice of the Ovation Network, for which she earned a nomination for the 2014 Voice Arts Awards in the Outstanding National Promo Category. Full Story >


KCET Hosts Free Family Screening of Preschool Series SPACE RACERS® at the Skirball Cultural Center

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Los Angeles' Leading Independent Public Media Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Education and Community Service with Free Family Event.

Burbank, Calif. - Jan. 21, 2015 - As part of its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, KCET, the nation's largest independent, public television station serving Southern and Central California, will host a family screening event of its animated, preschool series, SPACE RACERS®, produced in collaboration with NASA experts. The event, celebrating KCET's 50 years of education and community service, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Skirball Cultural Center beginning at 1 p.m.

SPACE RACERS® follows young spaceship cadets at the Stardust Space Academy as they soar through the solar system. Young viewers learn about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration, and the importance of working together as a team, all with fun and engaging characters they can relate to. The series follows spaceships: Eagle, Hawk, Robyn, Starling and Raven, along with their fellow cadets and teachers at the Stardust Space Academy.

KCET's SPACE RACERS® event will offer four screening times beginning at 1 p.m., as well as fun activities and giveaways. It will take place on Southern California's "Museums Free-for-All" day, a citywide event when more than 20 museums, including the Skirball, offer free admission to the public. In addition, series director Mark Risley, writer David H. Steinberg and voice actors Yuri Lowenthal (Eagle), Alicyn Packard (Robyn), and Meyer deLeeuw (Hawk) will be on-site to discuss their roles and to answer questions from young viewers. To RSVP for the event, please visit

SPACE RACERS® airs on Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. on KCET. For more information and to watch a preview, visit

Voice Over Times

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Nominees Announced for Voice Arts Awards

The Society of Voice Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for its first annual Voice Arts Awards. The VAAs will be awarded November 9 at THAT’S VOICEOVER! in New York – and Voice Over Times will be there!

The awards recognize achievement in voice over acting and related roles, and were established to help raise global awareness of what it takes to succeed in the industry, and set the tone for voice over professionals to follow. The awards were first announced last summer, and nominations closed August 31st.

The awards gala will honour James Earl Jones with the Voice Arts™ Icon Award for his lifetime of precedent-setting voice work. Nominees include:

Outstanding National TV Promo Campaign:
Michael Izquierdo, 2014 Tour De France, NBC Sports Group
Lloyd Floyd, Formula 1, NBC Sports Group
Chris Fries, FOX Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Jeff Wilburn, NBA on TNT
Alicyn Packard, Ovation Network

Los Angeles Times

Summer Books Preview 2014
May 29, 2014

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For some, summer brings long days stretched out by the pool with a hardcover or juicy paperback; for others, an e-book on the phone or audio book in the car can do the trick. Whatever the season has in store, it provides ample opportunities to kick back with a book, and we've got more than enough titles to keep you reading.

Lucky Us
A Novel
Amy Bloom, read by Alicyn Packard
Random House

In search of fame and fortune in the 1940s, Iris and her sidekick sister Eva journey from small town Ohio to Hollywood to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. (July).

Alicyn Interviewed by The Codec

Alicyn has voiced many video games, including characters in Metal Gear Solid, Prince of Persia, Star Ocean, Final Fantasy, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft. This week, the folks at the Codec got the behind-the-scenes scoop about Alicyn’s various roles.

For more info about Codec check them out here: