After More Than 30 Years in the Business, Voiceover Director Andrea Romano Retires
Andrea Romano is a famous voiceover and casting director. She’s better known for her work in numerous animated projects including various DC Universe Original Movies, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, The Legend of Korea, Teen Titans, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman Beyond, to name a few.
She’s been in this business for over 30 years, beginning with the original Duck Tales back in 1987, and since then her resume has grown to include over 40 TV shows (in more than 1,600 episodes), over 50 films, and 20 video games. For her work, Romero has earned 35 Emmy nominations with eight Emmy wins, as well as the Friz Award for Excellence in 2016 at the International Family Film Festival.
But after more than three decades, working, she announced her retire this week. Previously she had announced she’d be working for another two or three years, but after being diagnosed of optic neuropathy in one eye, and being left blind in that same eye due to the disease, she has decided for an earlier retirement.
To make her decision public, Romano released a statement:
“I shall miss so many aspects of this industry – particularly the people I’ve worked alongside, and all the fun that happens on both side of the glass. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my sincere gratitude to every actor, producer, director, engineer and colleague that has helped make this run so incredible,”
In that same statement, she was grateful for everything:
“Doing this job, working with all these wonderful people, has been my ultimate blessing. I couldn’t have hoped to spend the past three decades with a better group. I’ve truly been the luckiest person on Earth.”
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