Of the four FaffCons on record, I’ve missed only one, and that’s the one Matt Baker showed up at.
But we made up for it today over lunch at The Peppermill, a restaurant just a hop, skip, and a jump from KLAS-TV, where I work as a news guy. Luckily, the folks at the Peppermill knew that, and gave us a great booth where we chatted away about voice-over stuff for about an hour, and then I gave him the nickel tour of the TV station.
I love it when visiting voice talent look me up on a Vegas visit. It’s a kick to meet in real life voice talent I know mostly virtually…which is the magic of FaffCon, too.
Matt is the voice of much of what you hear on the Discovery Channel(s). Living in Silver Springs, Maryland was a plus — it turns out — for his career. When The Discovery Channel moved in and transformed the town, he went and filled out an application. The rest is voice history.
Matt is an ex-Marine, an Military kid, a father, husband, and all-around accomplished voice actor I’m proud to now call friend.
Thanks for stopping by Matt!