Artt Butler

A voiceover industry veteran, Artt Butler has been around since 1991, when voiceover auditions were recorded on reel-to-reel and submitted on cassette via FedEx! Starting the journey as the lead booth director at one of L.A.’s top voiceover agencies, he quickly became a talent favorite to be directed by for he spoke “actor” quite well and was able to quickly give concise, insightful, in-depth direction without making voice actors crazy, helping them leave the booth feeling good about themselves, feeling like they’d accomplished something, and most importantly, booking work.

Not really being a “Hey, look at me!!” type of guy he never really had an interest in performing voiceover. But, after 15 years of directing and coaching the some of the best (and, well… least best) talent in town, he decided maybe it might be time to give it a try himself. Taking all that had been learned from the seasoned veterans he had directed over the years, he’s since parlayed that into a very successful career on the other side of the glass in the world of commercials and animation.

In 2009 soon after voicing the McDonald’s/Avatar television campaign, he became the national legal tag voice of Chrysler television and radio commercials. You can also hear him as a Jack Bauer-esque anti-terrorism specialist Agent Jack Flowers on the season 3 finale of the hit Adult Swim show The Boondocks. In 2011, a childhood dream of his came true after being welcomed into the Star Wars family playing everyone’s favorite space-fish, the iconic Captain Ackbar. He will now have to utter the phrase “It’s a TRAP!” for the rest of his life, for as it turns out, it is indeed a trap. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

In 2014, he is known by millions as the male computer voice in the Academy Award winning Spike Jonze motion picture “Her”. He is also the national television brand voice of KIA, successfully launching them into the luxury sedan market with the 2014 Cadenza and the re-designed 2014 Optima. In 2015, you can enjoy him as the whimsical Latino patriarch Mr. Diaz on the DisneyXD animated series Star vs. The Forces of Evil.

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