Have you ever wondered who the announcer is on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)?
From stage to film to television, D. B Sweeney is one of those instantly recognizable “that guys.” He’s best known for his performance as Doug Dorsey in the 1992 romantic-comedy The Cutting Edge. He’s made guest appearances on a number of hit T.V. shows including NYPD Blue, The Outer Limits, CSI/CSI: NY, House, Two and a Half Men, and many more.
But it’s his voice that’s becoming most sought after. It started with the animated film Dinosaur (2000), in which he starred as the character Aladar. Also in 2000, he lent his voice to the video game Warriors of Might and Magic. In 2001, he narrated the audiobook The First Counsel, by Joseph L. Carlson, for Time Warner Audiobooks.
He was the voice of Sitka in Walt Disney’s 2003 Oscar nominated animated film Brother Bear and the voice of Aang for Nickelodeon’s 2012 animated series The Legend of Korra. He’s narrated several reality T.V shows, including Ice Pilots and Mountain Men. Now he is the voice of the OWN, the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader – Oprah Winfrey.
Voice Over Times reached out to ask what Sweeney loves about doing voice-overs. “Anybody who’s an actor knows that voice-overs are one of the best jobs—once you get in there,” says Sweeney. “It’s hard to crack through—but I love doing the voice-overs because it’s kind of a stealth job, you know, a little bit undercover. You do a TV show or a movie and everybody sees your face and they know who it is.”
To kick off the summer season, Sweeney sits down with “Oprah: Where are they now?” to talk about his love of the mid-west and to give an update on his acting and voice-over career. Tune in on Sunday, June 8 at 9PM/8 PM Central.
For more information, visit: http://www.oprah.com/wherearetheynow