How strange it is to actually write out, “former” voiceover guy. I should say that Tom Cassidy was my former professional name too. My real name is Thomas Rohe. I chose Cassidy out of a phone book in Tallahassee, Florida when the Program Director at the radio station said we shouldn’t use our legal names on the air.
Voicing was always my life, my love, the one thing I did really well and then one day…gone.All from a tooth pull in late November, 2009. Just a simple wisdom tooth extraction,
but within 4 months I could barely speak.By June 2010, the career was over and we took me off my company, SunSpots Productions, web site. The company which I founded along with my ex-wife, Janet Walton, around 1986.
Ever since I was a kid I knew that I wanted to do voices…well that was after I f
ound out my math skills would prohibit me from being a doctor.
Thankfully the company is rocking without me, Janet and the entire SunSpots Productions crew in Asheville, NC and Orlando, FL carry on the tradition of excellence to clients and voiceover talent and all is well.
I’ve said I’m the luckiest boy in the world and I am. There’s many more things that could have gone wrong with my health and losing my ability to speak still feels like the end of the world sometimes, but it isn’t. It’s been the worst and the best thing to ever happen to me. I’ll talk more about that as this site grows.
In the meantime, if you’re in the voice acting business, cherish every day behind the mic cause you never know. You really do have the best job in the world!
And if you’re looking for professional voice talent to hire please see my extended SunSpots Productions family. Find them on the web at: www.SunSpotsProductions.com or call 800-355-SPOTS (7768). You will find extraordinary service, good prices and pro talent of all ages. Tell ‘em ole mumbly mouf sent you for a special discount!