Author, disc jockey, actor and voice over expert, Jack Angel is pleased to announce the release of his new book, The Book of Jack. His first book is titled How to Succeed in Voice Overs Without Ever Losing.
Jack graduated from San Francisco State University and became one of the nation’s top disc jockeys on radio for 18 years. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1968 and shortly thereafter began a career as one of the World's most talented and successful voice-over artists, working for studios like Hanna/Barbera, Disney/Pixar, Marvel and more of the top producers in Hollywood, including Steven Spielberg, John Lasseter and many others. He lives with his wife, talent agent Arlene Thornton in Studio City and Malibu, California.
The son of a Greek immigrant, he reinvented himself many times-from a poor student to a college graduate; from enlisted man to officer in the army during the Korean War, attending Army Ranger School; and from an eighteen-year career in radio as one of the nation's top disc jockeys to a career as a Hollywood actor concentrating on voice-overs.
Going to Hollywood allowed him to really hit his stride, and he found himself working on animation projects for the previously mentioned Walt Disney, Pixar Studios, Marvel, Hanna/Barbera, Fox, and several others. In this memoir, Angel recalls his adventures in this informative, funny, and insightful view of Hollywood and the entertainment business. A few highlights include his interactions with director Steven Spielberg and John Lasseter, the creative head of Pixar Studios. He also spent three years as a promo announcer with The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson. He pays homage to his father, who came to America in the early twentieth century, became famous as the Bean King in Central California, and survived the Great Depression while raising three sons.
Jack Angel's life story is not only a tale of personal reinvention, but also an uplifting American Dream story that spans a hundred years.
The Book of Jack
Author: Jack Angel
Publisher: Abbott Press
Published: May 2012
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