Monday, February 16, 2009

Voiceover Talent Marv Henry passed away

Voice Talent Bob Jump informs us that one of the pioneers in our voiceover world, Marv Henry, has passed away. Marv Henry was one of our friends at Studiocenter's original founding voice talents. Our condolences and best wishes to his family and friends.

Every time we lose someone it's another reminder to tell our friends and family how much we love them.

Thanks Bob, for letting us know.

UPDATE: A more detailed story was posted last night by Jim Washington from the Virginian-Pilot:

By Jim Washington
The Virginian-Pilot
© February 16, 2009
Marv Henry, a well-known voice on local radio for decades, died Monday.

According to friends, Henry's work appeared in movies, television and radio over the years. He worked for several local stations, including WAVY, WFOG and WTKR, and did voiceover work for the company Studio Center Worldwide in Norfolk.

Henry was one of the company's founding talents back in the 1960s, according to owner William Prettyman.

“He was one of the all-time best voices at the company,” Prettyman said. “He was a legend.”

Dave Davis is a producer at Studio Central and worked with Henry for almost 20 years.

“He was the most talented voice actor I’ve ever worked with,” Davis said. “He had a range that was second to none. He could draw poetry out of the words. He had an ability to make anything sound better than it was written.”

Henry was an office cut-up as well, Davis said. His co-workers often found themselves the subject of his doodles.

“He was always drawing cartoons of people at work,” Davis said. “He was like an uncle. A mischevious uncle.”

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