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When: November 11-13, 2021

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

Augmented Voice Actor Improv Hour

Sat, Nov 13th

8:00PM - 9:00PM

TAAFI Spatial Chat

What better way to close out hopefully the last fully online animation conference than by joining in on the silliest live augmented cartoon improv hour with celebrity voice actors?!

Sean Cullen, Chris McPherson, Sunday Muse and Christian Potenza go head to head to head to head in the silliest augmented improv hour this side of the pandemic. Suggestions from the audience, check. Weird snapchat filters on the voice actors turning them into cartoons or baboons, check. Let's laugh our asses off together, apart.

We'll be viewing this show in TAAFI's Spatial Chat. Click the link to join. Have your mic and camera working to mix and mingle as we laugh the pencils right out of our hands. https://spatial.chat/s/TAAFI


Christian Potenza, Actor, Voice Actor, Infinity Forge

Christian Potenza has been around for the last 25 years. He’s been everything from a giant yellow tootbrush to rock-star on camera, But on the mic he’s best known as Jude Lizowski from 6Teen and Chris McLean from Total Drama…as well as several others. Christian has now taken his love of all things “VOICE” and Opened up a studio with his business partner Stephanie Yelovich (wicked opera lady) in Hamilton called ‘The Infinity Forge”!….it’s a creative media arts centre for everyone”.


Chris McPherson, Voice Actor, Freelance

Born in the tropical island paradise of Jamaica, but raised in the diverse melting pot of Ontario Canada.

As a child Chris quickly became enthralled with saturday morning cartoons, with his eyes and ears locked on the tv screen. Those shows would spark with in him the desire to one day join the ranks of those Iconic voices that entertained a generation.

With years of singing off key in a pentecostal church. He eventually developed an impressive vocal range that would lay the ground work for the many character voices he has created but also blessed with a voice bursting with soul.

Chris has had the pleasure of working on Award winning film and other diverse projects. Ranging from Commercial, Narration, Animation, Corporate, ADR and more.

With this unique work exposure. it has allowed him to bring a level of focus, drive and specific acting techniques to help breathe life into the projects of his clients.


Sunday Muse, Voice Actor, Freelance

Sunday Muse is a singer, celebrity voice over actress, author, holistic voice coach & speaker. Some of her leading voice acting credits include: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, SUPER WISH, SOPHIE, BAKUGAN, ABBEY HATCHER, TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND, JIMMY 2 SHOES, ARTHUR, ROLIE POLIE OLIE, CARE BEARS, ODD JOB JACK, JANE & THE DRAGON, TIME WARP TRIO, CAILLOU, WILLA’S WILDLIFE and the list goes on.

Stemming from a rich performance background in theatre, comedy, dance and mask work, Sunday guides and mentors many creatives on their path to success. She has been hired many times by producers of hit shows: Jim Henson’s THE DOOZERS, E-TALK DAILY & DOT, to help guide and direct actors to perform their best work. Her students have gone on to book leading roles in major cartoons, such as: PINKALICIOUS, PAW PATROL, DORA, FAMILY GUY (FOX), FRANKLIN, ARTHUR, TOTAL DRAMA ISLAND, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, CHUCK & FRIENDS, BAKUGAN, CAT IN THE HAT, SUPER WHY. 

Her movement & Voice-Over workshops have been featured in the Huffington Post. She has been a featured speaker and taught voice & movement across North America at NYU, Mallorca Holistic Retreat, National Theatre School, Covenant House, Children’s Theatre Company NYC, JCC NYC, Randolph Academy, VO Atlanta, MAVO. She was nominated for a Voice Arts Award for Best Voiceover in an Animation Series through the Society of Voice Arts in L.A and is a proud recipient of the Mid Atlantic Voice Over Award.


Seán Cullen, Voice Actor, Freelance

Expect the unexpected with Seán Cullen, a nimble master of improvisation and accomplished impressionist who delights in the absurd. For two-and-a-half decades, Cullen has dominated the Canadian comedy scene as an award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter.

Just last year, Sean returned to Just for Laughs festival in Montreal with is own hour long show! Additionally, after ten years, Sean traveled back to Melbourne Australia for a successful FIVE STAR reviewed performance at The Melbourne Comedy Festival. Not only that, Sean won a Canadian Screen Award for his voice work on Almost Naked Animals! It has a huge year for Sean, and he's excited for more to come.

Sean Cullen is regularly broadcast on TVs across the globe. In live action, Sean is a series regular and star panelist on Match Game (The Comedy Network), and has guest starred or appeared in Spun Out (CTV), Murdoch Mysteries, What Would Sal Do (Super Channel), The Stanley Dynamic, Odd Squad (TVO Kids), and was featured on the Just For Laughs: All Access (The Comedy Network), The Halifax Comedy Festival (CBC), and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival ( CBC) television specials.

In animation, Sean's leant his voice and contributed stories to the children's animated series Rocket Monkeys as Gus (Teletoon) and to Almost Naked Animals playing Narwhal and Piggy (YTV/Cartoon Network/CITV UK) - the series was selected as one of People Magazine's top children's shows and earned him a Gemini-nomination for Best Writing in a Children's or Youth Program or Series. Sean also regularly voices Shelbourne, Tim, and Old Rick in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Inspector Gadget (Teletoon), Knuckleheads (CBC/Teletoon), and Winston Steinburger (Teletoon), among others.

• ACTRA Award Nomination (2019) Outstanding Performance – Voice (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)

•• ACTRA Award WINNER (2011) Outstanding Performance – Voice (Jimmy Two-Shoes)

••• Canadian Screen Award WINNER (2014) – Best Performance in an Animated Program (Almost Naked Animals)

•••• Gemini Award for Performance in a Variety Series - Just for Laughs Episode 1

- Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Male Performance


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