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Darrell Calk, Jr.

I'm a 34 year old native of Las Vegas. I'm currently working on planning out the next chapter of my life and choosing goals I want to focus on moving forward. I'm a father of an adorable little 5 year old girl named Rose. My wife, Breanna, and I have been married for 2 years.

When I'm not doing voice work I enjoy all things nerdy and geek culture. I also enjoy making designs, pro fabrication, and 3D printing. My wife and I are avid Disney / Star Wars / MARVEL fans. We dress as pirates for the local Ren Faire and I have a full Ghostbusters uniform that I wear as often as socially acceptable.

CHARACTERS PERFORMED

Joe Turner and Narrator Nate. I have a very Dominant personality in social settings and I enjoy being the 'big, bad man' with all the power.

FAVORITE LINES

The entire scene in Guyana and the part after all Hell breaks loose in Seven Mile.

FAVORITE DBB CHARACTER

Joe Turner

FAVORITE DBB ART

Honestly, the cover. As someone who does digital art and design I enjoy the presentation of the expressed palate.

HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT DEVIL'S BACKBONE: THE INVISIBLE WALLS OF SEVEN MILE?

My good friend James Presley has called me in to work on several of his projects over the years. Most recently I provided my voice for the independently produced "Peter Pan's Magical World of Neverland" cartoon and starred as Captain Hook in the one night only stage production.

James called me one day and said he had a gig for me if I was interested and he gave me George's number. The rest is history.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A VOICE ACTOR?

When I was growing up my Dad was always trying to make it big being a country singer. He played at several venues around town and as soon as I was tall enough to get away with it, he started sneaking me into honky-tonks to sing karaoke with him and train my voice. He, like myself, had a very deep voice and as such, I enjoy singing the lower registers in songs.

At some point I became aware of Don LaFontaine. If you're not aware of that name, that's understandable; but if you saw a movie trailer at anytime during the 1990's, you know his voice. He was the guy that created the now iconic "movie announcer voice" that every summer blockbuster trailer does it's best to re-create.

It was after learning about him and his voice work that made me really interested in doing it myself; and the first time I got the opportunity to step into a studio and take a shot at it myself, I jumped at the chance. Since then, I've loved doing voice work. People tell me they like my voice so I keep doing it every chance I get.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE BOOK?

It's very interesting. Definitely not one to judge by it's cover. You never know where it's going next.

HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE STUDIO?

It was very lovely. George is a fantastic host. Brandon was a joy to work with. The recording setup and equipment are very acoustically sound. Overall the experience was amazing and I would happily do it again.