Hear from Earl Boen (voice of the Blackgaard brothers) about Odyssey, acting, and the creation of voices.
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Tags: Actor Interview, Earl Boen
on April 27th, 2009 - 9:06pm
earl boen is amazing and i love his acting, especially his voice and i wish he had a big part in a movie because he is the better actor out of tom cruise and all those people who got famous for nothing, ur the true amazing actor! i wish i could meet u
on April 30th, 2009 - 4:21pm
He does an AMAZING voice of Edwin Blackgaard, and a wonderful villian voice of Regis Blackgaard!
on May 1st, 2009 - 12:20pm
Earl Boen is one of my favorite actors because I love Regis and Edwin Blackaard sooo much. Edwin is so funny because he’s so dramatic all the time and Regis is my favorite villian of all time! I know that Mr. Boen is living in Hawaii, but please still have him on the show. Odyssey just wouldn’t be the same without him!
Thanks Earl Boen for all that you have done for Odyssey after all these years. Odyssey is a better place because of you!!!
on May 7th, 2009 - 6:40pm
hes just amazing thats all there is to it
on June 23rd, 2009 - 10:23am
Edwin Blackaard is wonderful!!
on November 1st, 2009 - 4:36pm
earl boen is absolutely stunning! I have always loved his vioce. he does an accelent job in his work. I have been listening to oddesy for like 9 years, and i just love the shows. they would deffinetly not be the same with out earl. ODYSSEY ROX! thank u earl!
on February 13th, 2010 - 5:26pm
Edwin Blackgaard is my favorite character
on February 18th, 2010 - 6:04pm
so cool! i love earl’s voice, especially the one he uses for regis.
on March 28th, 2010 - 3:38pm
He’s so funny!
on April 26th, 2010 - 9:07pm
Luv it!!! Wow, Earl Boen is a very talented Actor!!!!!!!
on May 15th, 2010 - 3:30am
WoW hE iS sOoO aMaZiNg…
on January 31st, 2011 - 4:50pm
This guy did an EPIC job as LeChuck.
on August 7th, 2011 - 10:07am
Regis is probably my favorite villan. I don’t like Phillip Glossman, he sounds too much like he is VERY satisfied with himself. Nothing personal, Mr. McCusker.
on December 9th, 2011 - 7:00pm
There is no better voice actor alive today. The versatility that Earl brings to his reads, combined with one of the more glorious voices with which an actor can be blessed, his success is richly deserved.
on February 11th, 2012 - 8:27pm
I love his voice, especially when he speeks low. His voice sounds as if it perrrs. My cat Judah, when he perrrs, it’s the some tone.
on October 7th, 2012 - 10:36am
A well known WoW Narrator,this great man’s voice chills you as he tells you a short tale about all races in WoW as you begin the game.Best voice ever.
on April 18th, 2013 - 12:21pm
I love Edwin and Shakespeare:) I wish I could actually visit the Harlequin Dinner Theatre. I wonder if it’s a real place. And Regus is an AWESOME villain! He’s so cool.
on May 31st, 2013 - 3:23pm
We went to school together in Boise a few years back. I clipped an article about you from the BSU magazine in 1997 and found it today while cleaning out files so I decided I’d look you up. What fun to see all the great work you’ve done and to hear your wonderful voice. I’ve been a professor of music in Wisconsin for the past nearly 40 years and am hoping to retire back to Idaho. Congratulations on your fine career!
on July 27th, 2013 - 1:39pm
Hello Dr Silberman!
on October 29th, 2013 - 4:16am
Annie, are you here???
Oh, please answer!
jk jk, lol
on October 29th, 2013 - 8:56am
YUP! So… how many siblings do you have?
This is my fam:
new baby bro
on October 29th, 2013 - 12:45pm
YES I AM HERE!
on October 30th, 2013 - 3:50am
Well, in our family it’s
We live in Norway, btw. But used to live in Canada for a while (when i was little) My older Bro is in Florida for college and we were there this May.
Wouldn’t it be neat to meet sometime??? lol
on October 30th, 2013 - 12:09pm
You home school right? I do. Every year we do a homeschool convention during the summer. Next year I will be able to go! (you have to be at least 12) Anywho, I’m sure that you don’t really care about that.
I am listening to Isaak the Pure right now, it’s REALLY good!
(are you going to have the Adventure in Odyssey club thing?)
on October 31st, 2013 - 9:33am
Yes, I’ve homeschooled each year ‘cept kindergarten. Hey, we went to a homeschool conference one year!
It was interesting I guess, but it was too far away to go every year.
Hmm… My mom didn’t exactly like the idea of OAC, but I think once she sees it, she’ll change her mind. Yeah, if we’re allowed, we’ll go for it. How about you?
on November 1st, 2013 - 2:00pm
Yup, I made it into 3rd place in the ACTS contest so I get it for free but next year we probably won’t be able to afford it (unless I earn it myself :roll:)
I have been home schooled all my life! (every person in my family has been home schooled all there life’s) …. (except my mom and dad :oops:)
on November 2nd, 2013 - 2:07am
Hmmm I don’t know if this comment I just wrote got thru. Ill have to wait and see I guess!
on November 4th, 2013 - 11:29am
Ok it didn’t go thru. But anyway, it just described what I look like,
Anywho, ttyl, Annie!
And that’s soo cool that you get a year’s free subscription!!!
on November 5th, 2013 - 9:12am
What is this:
When some one (usually a reporter) asks questions. (hint: it starts with “i”)
When you like being with other people, you can be this. It starts with “S” (hint: often put with “shouting” and “out”)
on November 6th, 2013 - 6:12pm
@ Catholic 101: Me again.
-Peace from the tie-dye chipmunk!
on November 12th, 2013 - 2:27pm
WHERE ARE YOU????
on November 13th, 2013 - 4:07am
Im here Annie!!! Im so sorry i haven’t been able to get on lately!! I’ll try to get on more!!
Tiny Author and Catholic 101 are on here too.
How’s it been going, Annie??
We have snow here now, and we’re already singing Christmas songs! Again, sorry i haven’t posted lately. i have been checking the blog, just not writing anything.
on November 14th, 2013 - 7:29am
Naomi, That’s AWESOME that it’s snowing there! I live in Arizona so… yeah, it doesn’t really snow here (It does in some places but not were I live) Although we are listening to X-mas music.
You were my first posting buddie, right? *sigh* good memories
on November 14th, 2013 - 8:50am
Hmm.. the first? I really am not sure! But if I remember correctly, yeah. So what’s it like in AZ? Do people have a southern accent or anything special about the place? Pardon my asking…
on November 14th, 2013 - 1:36pm
Hmm..in case my comment didn’t go through, yes, i think i was at least one of your first posting buddies.
What’s it like in AZ? Do you get AIO on the radio regularly? We can’t here (obviously) and sometimes i wish Odyssey went more international.
on November 14th, 2013 - 4:53pm
Arizona is really hot in the summer and AWESOME in the winter! Most people I see do not have southern accents and It’s REALLY pretty! You always see mountains in the distance and you’ll see things like hawks, vultures, and lizards regularly! What about you?
Also I do get AIO on the radio but usually I don’t listen to it. I come on here to listen to it or just listen to the ones I have.
on November 15th, 2013 - 9:09am
Wow, it sounds like a beautiful place allright! Minus the lizards. I never seen a very large one but they creep me out. Norway is very very mountanous and cold at the heart of the country. The further toward the coast you get, the warmer. There’s usually a foot or two of snow during winter where we live. During summer it’s very fresh and green; during winter everything is gray and it gets dark at 4 pm. Oh, and during summer, it never gets pitch dark. I like that.
on November 15th, 2013 - 9:47am
When I said “Most people I see do not have southern accents and It’s REALLY pretty!” It sounded kinda weird. I meant Arizona is really pretty not the people without southern accents
on November 15th, 2013 - 1:28pm
Haha ok gotcha.
on November 15th, 2013 - 2:05pm
We are having a B-day party for my lil’ sis tonight <3 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! she is turning 4 and is SO exited.
on November 16th, 2013 - 6:53am
Hmm.. my paragraph about Norway didn’t go through again! Ok, well, Norway is really pretty too during summer. Winter is always gray and the sun hardly gets up but during summer it never gets dark.
on November 16th, 2013 - 6:54am
And there’s lots of mountains!!
on November 16th, 2013 - 2:06pm
Hey, just so you know, Annie, I’m changing my username to Naomi 98 so people will know it’s me and not some other poster who’s name is the same.
on November 18th, 2013 - 10:00am
Really? My birthday was on the 16th! Happy birthday to her too!
on November 19th, 2013 - 12:57pm
Hi. sorry I haven’t been on for a while. I’ve been pretty busy. Me and some of my best buds are putting on a play and we are the producers! we are actually going to do it and are having are first practice this Sunday! well it is kinda overwhelming to handle because we are doing every thing ourselves!
on November 19th, 2013 - 1:00pm
that is so cool/crazy that it is dark during the winter and light during the summer where you live. Is it hard to go to sleep during the summer? and do you have snow there? also what type of place do you live in? I live in the more city’ish but there are open desserts pretty close to us.
(p.s. sorry for all the questions! )
on November 19th, 2013 - 3:15pm
Wow, a real play! Where? And did one of you write the script? I’m a bit busy too cuz i’m writing a script for a podcast. Exciting!
on November 19th, 2013 - 6:13pm
We found the script and all the songs online (it’s Little Orphan Annie) And we will have a huge X-mas party where everybody’s family’s come over and way more people and we all have like a barbeque and preform the play in a made stage in my backyard (we have a huge backyard)
on November 20th, 2013 - 1:10pm
For some reason NOBODY will talk to me in the main podcast I keep on posting to people and nobody responds! (although they respond to other people) :’(
on November 21st, 2013 - 7:48am
I’m still here! And i’ll answer whenever I can. I noticed that too; that’s why I like doing this one on one. It’s warmer
Are you in any of the clubs?
on November 21st, 2013 - 8:39am
And your play sounds fun! I wish i could be part of it. But I’ve only ever heard “Orphant Annie” as a poem.
on November 21st, 2013 - 9:45am
Clubs like the connie club? then no. Nobody would tell me how they worked until like 1 week ago and then they all kinda died down :3|
on November 22nd, 2013 - 10:09am
Yeah, they were gone pretty fast! I go to the Shona club just to chat with Flyingrider and Stormshadow kinda like I do with you on here.
I was just wondering, why do you love Africa?
on November 25th, 2013 - 10:01am
I love Africa because when I was 9 I got called to become a missionary to Africa! And ILOVEAFRICA!
on November 26th, 2013 - 6:45am
Really? How do you know you were called there?
on November 26th, 2013 - 1:42pm
I have always wanted to be a missionary to Africa (every since I was like 5) And then when I was actually called by God to go I totally felt like I should go to Africa!
on November 27th, 2013 - 7:13am
That’s neat! Did anyone inspire you to become that? Ex. a relative, parents, etc. (Sorry for all the q’s, you don’t have to answer
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
on November 27th, 2013 - 10:33am
Actually I did get inspired from a lot of people! both of my grandma’s and one of my grandma’s are all part time missionary. but I got most inspired when we went to a missionary thing at our church and a guy was speaking there and he said that he was called to become a missionary when he was 6! that is actually were I got called (I mean at the missionary thing) and don’t worry. I really don’t care AT ALL for all the questions
on November 27th, 2013 - 10:36am
For Thanksgiving we are going to my Grandma’s to have a huge lunch and some other people are going and then we are going to my cousins/best friends house to play a huge game of capture the flag in the park next to her house and have desert <3 <3 <3 What about you?
on November 27th, 2013 - 11:37am
Wow, that’s awesome! What country was that missionary serving? And thanks, i really don’t mind either just so you know.
What did you think of the Avery Awards podcast?
on November 27th, 2013 - 2:39pm
I will be changing my ILOVEAFRICA! to I<3AFRICA! (if you look at the <3 sideways it is a heart)
p.s.What made you want to change your name to Naomi 98? Is it just because you randomly thought of that number?
on November 28th, 2013 - 2:04am
Well, we’re having a classic Thanksgiving dinner. It’s not a national holiday here (although we do it anyway) but Christmas is really Norway’s Thanksgiving/time to be with family/birth of Jesus holiday.
Did you hear Prof. Miller on the Avery Awards? That was Kevin McCreary from the Ceiling Fan podcast! Soo cool cuz I’m writing a script with him for his podcast (it’s gonna be a Christmas Special) Do you listen/heard about the Ceiling Fan? ;D
on November 30th, 2013 - 2:42am
No, you see there was another Naomi and i thought i should add a number to mine so no one would mix it up. “98″ is for my birth year. ;D
on December 3rd, 2013 - 5:32pm
AAAAAAH!!!!! ALMOST CHRISTMAS! my favorite time of year <3
"Deck the Halls with boughs of holly, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!…." that is what we are doing right now (decorating I mean)
on December 5th, 2013 - 11:27am
I won’t be able to get on for a while Annie! It’s so busy! But I’ll get on when i can. ttyl
on December 6th, 2013 - 9:44am
well I’ll just post anyway
Have you decorated for Christmas yet?
I have! (except we haven’t gotten a Christmas tee yet~we get real Christmas trees~) but we do have a HUGE pine tree in our front yard that we went to a store and got some big ornaments to hang on it and if I can climb to the top we might even put a star up there! we also got some small Christmas lights and hung them up in my room are you doing the Odyssey Advent Calender? I am!
on December 24th, 2013 - 4:08pm
It’s Christmas eve! I can’t believe it’s already here. In 1 hour we are going to a Christmas eve service at our church. Me and some of the kids in our kids church are singing and doing motions to a X-mas song. (I am a leader in our kids church so I am also leading the song) I am pretty exited So what are you doing for Christmas? (by the time you look at this it will be after Christmas so I guess I should ask what are did you do for Christmas eve) After The service We are going to my…
on December 24th, 2013 - 4:10pm
… to my Grandma’s house.
on January 6th, 2014 - 11:30am
on January 13th, 2014 - 7:23pm
Hey! Hows it going?
on June 13th, 2014 - 1:03pm
My grandpa does a pretty good Blackgaard laugh!
on August 4th, 2014 - 4:26pm
Could we get a download of this interview?
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