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Serious Sam voice actor for hire to fans

Serious Sam voice actor for hire to fans

John J. Dick, the voice actor behind Serious Sam, has some money troubles and is hiring himself out cheap to fans.

Here's a tragic but oddly humorous news story; it seems that the voice actor behind the Serious Sam games has fallen on some hard times financially and is now hiring himself out to fans in an effort to combat his debt.

John J. Dick, who as well as doing the voice of Duke Nukem-alike Serious Sam also works part-time as a DJ in a strip club, claims that his major money worries have driven him to prostitute his vocal chords to gamers and is now hiring himself out at $1 per word.

"I'm in debt... bad. $20,000 in credit card debt, bank overdrawn, behind on bills, etc. Got burglarized back in February, so I don't even have anything left to show for my debt," Dick writes on ViolenceMedia (which is a bit NSFW).

"It's a long story how I got into this situation, if you're curious I'll tell you the details. Point being, though, I'm in a position where I'm desperate to pay my bills off in any way I can. I don't particularly want to start s***ing c**k for rent money, so here's what I'm gonna do for you. Super budget discount voice acting."

Dick has now launched a simple service on the site where users submit phrases to him at the low price of $1 per word and he'll send them back to you. Fancy having him as your voicemail message? No problem - there are only two rules. Firstly, Dick says he'll only be doing thing until he's fought off his debt (so you'd better act quickly) and secondly, he doesn't want to do anything that would jepordise his relationship with Serious Sam developer, Croteam.

"The only real limitation I have is that I reserve the right to not 'do' the Serious Sam persona (use his name and specific 'voice')," clarifies Dick. "That doesn't mean that I won't do the Serious Sam voice in some situations, your voicemail message or somesuch. It's just that Croteam and the Serious Sam franchise have been very good to me. I'm not going to do anything that would compromise my relationship with them."

If you're interested, Dick also claims to be a capable copywriter, audio editor and flash designer - and he's willing to work on any number of projects for a good price. Let us know if you hire him out in the forums.

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Zeus-Nolan 12th August 2009, 12:13 Quote
oh dear
The Jambo 12th August 2009, 12:16 Quote
=D Just paid for him to introduce a Radio show I'm on.
Paradigm Shifter 12th August 2009, 12:18 Quote
Well, it's a novel way to get out of debt, anyway.
logan'srun 12th August 2009, 12:54 Quote
Hell, pay me a dollar a word and I'll say whatever you want in a funny voice. Same same right?

At least it's not s***ing c**k
B1GBUD 12th August 2009, 13:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Article
s***ing c**k

singing cook?
AshT 12th August 2009, 13:32 Quote
Think about the reality of how many words he could say and how much he could earn. All from the comfort of his armchair.

That's of course if he can find people willing to pay ...
fev 12th August 2009, 14:12 Quote
just pitched this to the boss for a tesco ad. mwah ahahahahhaa
liratheal 12th August 2009, 14:23 Quote
So, so tempted.
Flibblebot 12th August 2009, 14:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by fev
just pitched this to the boss for a tesco ad. mwah ahahahahhaa
Is there much call for c**k s**king in Tescos ads? :p
Sheiken 12th August 2009, 16:07 Quote
Its pretty clever actually
liratheal 12th August 2009, 19:50 Quote
Yep. Went ahead and had one.

Only live once!
friskies 12th August 2009, 22:16 Quote
Weird, but clever! Go ahead and help him pay his bills, you know you want to!
HourBeforeDawn 13th August 2009, 04:15 Quote
I know a lot of voice actors in the anime industry heck I use to do little bits here and there myself and one thing I know is that he cant most likely do the voice of Serious Sam or Duke because a lot of time like in the anime industry the style of voice can be copyrighted to the industry to prevent the voice actor from going out and doing lines in a character that is copyrighted and what not so ya I doubt he can do anything that mentions the names of any characters hes done while in said characters voice style. A $1 a word adds up pretty quickly and is pretty decent profit for the time put into it. Lol either way interesting to learn that Dukes voice fits so well as the dude works at a stip joint ha lol awesome.
Mighty Yoshimi 14th August 2009, 00:00 Quote
He can do that if he wants...

If they Sue him what's gonna happen he'll go bankrupt and start over.

He's got nothing to lose.
thehippoz 14th August 2009, 00:53 Quote
he needs more crack
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