In this episode, Daniel Ross joins us.
Daniel Ross and his alter ego, Donald Duck, may take home the Emmy at the first annual Children and Family Emmy Awards (CAFE) in the category of “OUTSTANDING VOICE PERFORMANCE IN A PRESCHOOL ANIMATED PROGRAM” in “Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas” (Disney Junior).NOTE: Although Daniel/Donald voice has been nominated for an Emmy - other notable voices that Daniel supplies include …
- Lucky the Leprechaun (Lucky Charms Cereal)
- Starscream (Transformers: The Game (2007))
- Gizmo & Stripe (Gremlins from the movies, featured in Warner Brothers Game "Multiversus")
- Uncle Shagworthy (From Scooby Doo, also featured in "Multiversus”)- Notable shows include: The Tom & Jerry Show- The voice of Donald Duck in "Mickey and the Roadster Racers", "Mickey Mouse: Mixed-Up Adventures", "Chip and Dales Nutty Tales", "Mickey's Tale of Two Witches", and, of course, Emmy-Nominated for "Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas"
The Tale of Momma Duck – As a young child of 3yrs old, Daniel Ross' Mother- Michel Sadur, affectionately known as "Momma Duck", taught him how to do the iconic voice of Donald Duck and it's stuck with him ever since. Daniel had always done impressions, accents, and loved the performing arts, but Donald always stuck as a favorite and silly love language between Mother and Son. In 2012, tragedy struck and Michel was diagnosed with breast cancer resulting in a double mastectomy. After she had healed, she encouraged him to move to Los Angeles and take his shot at the Voice Over world which Daniel had always wanted to do. Very quickly, Daniel was recognized by Disney after an audition for Donald Duck, and through a lengthy and rigorous process, he was chosen out of thousands to carry the torch for the beloved character in the series, "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" later renamed, "Mickey Mouse: Mixed-Up Adventures", making him the third person to have ever officially voiced the character for Disney. It was the joy of a lifetime to share the news with his Mother.
In memory of his Mother, Daniel submitted his performance in "Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon A Christmas" to the first ever Children's & Family Emmy's in 2022 and was nominated for “Outstanding Voice Performance in a Preschool Animated Program.” He hopes to honor her with a win, but knows that whatever the outcome, Momma Duck is beaming with pride from the other side.
Tiktok video of Son and Mom being Donald Duck: https://www.tiktok.com/@actordanielross/video/7046846910216408366Bio in Brief: Daniel Ross is one of the most in-demand Voice Artists working in the industry today. Originally a theatre and film actor/producer from Maryland, he moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to begin pursuing work in the Voice Over industry. Since then, his voice has been featured on almost every network but most notably, he is the voice of Donald Duck in the smash hit series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” and “Mickey Mouse: Mixed-Up Adventures, on Disney Junior. He was also featured as the lead-villain Starscream in 2007’s “Transformers: The Game”, and has voiced the lovable Lucky from the “Lucky Charms Cereal” commercials! You can also hear him in the shows “The Tom and Jerry Show”, “Tom and Jerry in New York”, and “Mickey Mouse: Funhouse”! Along with credits in Videogames like “World of Warcraft: Shadowlands”, "Genshin Impact", and recently “Multiversus” as the lovable Gizmo and villainous Stripe from “Gremlins”, as well as Uncle Shagworthy from “Scooby Doo”. Daniel can be heard in the Oscar Winning juggernaut, “Joker”, and in the 2022 McDonald’s Superbowl commercial as Grimace’s Thoughts. Winner of the coveted 2020 Voice Arts Award for “Outstanding Body of Work- Best Voice Actor”, and Tiktok sensation with over 1.3 million followers. Please follow Daniel on social media using the handle @ActorDanielRoss, or visit him at www.ActorDanielRoss.com