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Andrea Romano
Andrea Romano
(born December 3, 1955) is an American casting director, voice director, and voice actress whose work includes Batman: The Animated Series, Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, Pinky and the Brain, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, Static Shock, Justice League, Justice League
Justice League
Unlimited, Batman Beyond, Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
and multiple Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Animation/DC Comics direct-to-video films including: Wonder Woman and Green Lantern: First Flight. Her voice acting, as of 2010, consists of minor roles in television series, direct-to-video films, and video games.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Early career 3 Hanna–Barbera 4 Freelance directing

4.1 1989–2000 4.2 Since 2000 4.3 Video games

5 Voice acting 6 Casting process and reputation 7 Retirement 8 Filmography

8.1 Crew work 8.2 Voice work

9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] She was born in 1955.[1] Romano grew up in Long Island, New York.[2] Her parents are of Italian descent. She pursued undergraduate education at State University of New York at Fredonia, graduating in 1977,[3] before attending Rutgers University. She dropped out before finishing.[2] At this time, she began auditioning for plays in Manhattan. While keeping a steady job during the day, Romano would perform in plays at night, often auditioning on her lunch break.[2] Early career[edit] In 1979, Romano moved to San Diego, where it was difficult for her to find theater work.[2] After working in a couple of plays, she was offered a temporary position at Abrams-Rubaloff, a talent agency in Los Angeles. Within months, due to the temporary position lasting longer than expected, Romano was franchised as an agent.[2] After leaving Abrams-Rubaloff, Romano joined Special
Special
Artists, a smaller agency, and began their voice-over department. While at Special
Special
Artists, she would also direct the potential client auditions. It was during her time at Special
Special
Artists that Romano began attending some of her clients' recording sessions at Hanna–Barbera. After a short time at Special
Special
Artists, she was asked to audition at Hanna–Barbera
Hanna–Barbera
for the position of casting director.[2] Hanna–Barbera[edit] Romano joined Hanna–Barbera
Hanna–Barbera
in 1984.[4] While at Hanna–Barbera, a position which she served for more than five years, Romano worked on such programs as The Smurfs, The New Adventures of Jonny Quest, Pound Puppies, and the 1985 reboot of The Jetsons, among others. On all of which, she worked alongside director Gordon Hunt. She also worked on Jetsons: The Movie, though she had her name removed from the credits when an executive decision resulted in Janet Waldo being replaced. Near the end of recording for Jetsons: The Movie, Romano witnessed George O'Hanlon, who voiced George Jetson, die as the result of a stroke, in the recording studio. His wife was at his side.[2] Romano was approached by Disney, which was developing DuckTales
DuckTales
at the time, to audition for the position of voice director of the series. Disney was auditioning five directors that would each direct one episode, after which, they would choose a director to direct the remaining episodes. One director did the first episode, then Romano directed the second episode; it was at this time that Disney chose to stop the audition process and have Romano direct the remaining episodes. Romano directed sixty-five episodes of DuckTales. While serving as voice director of DuckTales, for Disney, Romano remained on staff at Hanna–Barbera, as casting director until some of the Hanna–Barbera
Hanna–Barbera
executives chose to leave and form a new company. Knowing she would not be able to direct in this new company, Romano chose to become a freelance director.[5] Freelance directing[edit] 1989–2000[edit] Romano became a freelance casting and voice director in 1989. The first series she worked for, which was made for Warner Brothers, was Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures
in 1990. That was followed by Batman: The Animated Series and The Plucky Duck Show
The Plucky Duck Show
in 1992; Animaniacs
Animaniacs
in 1993; Pinky and the Brain, The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries and Freakazoid in 1995; Superman: The Animated Series and Road Rovers in 1996; The New Batman
Batman
Adventures in 1997; Histeria!
Histeria!
and Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain in 1998; and Batman
Batman
Beyond in 1999; all for Warner Bros.[5] She was also a voice director briefly for Bonkers in 1994. At the same time, Romano directed the first season of the first ever all-CGI series, ReBoot, however the position was taken over by Michael Donovan for the remainder of the show. In addition to series, Romano also voice directed many direct-to-video films, including: Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, The Land Before Time II, The Land Before Time III, The Land Before Time IV, The Land Before Time V, and Wakko's Wish. Since 2000[edit] Since 2000, Romano has served as casting, and voice director for series, including; Justice League, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Batman, Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob SquarePants, Ben 10: Alien Force, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. She has also done the DC Comics
DC Comics
direct-to-video films, including: Superman: Doomsday, Justice League: The New Frontier, Batman: Gotham Knight, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: First Flight, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, Batman: Under the Red Hood, and Batman: Year One. Video games[edit] On video games, Romano has stated, "On video games I only do special ones because video games tend to become recording 150 different 'oofs,' 20 different strangulation sounds… they aren't challenging to me and they are taxing on an actor's voice."[5] Romano did her first voice direction of a video game on 1999's Descent 3. She later worked on Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Splat Ball, in 1999; Floigan Bros.
Floigan Bros.
and Batman Vengeance, in 2001; Teen Titans, in 2005; Diablo III, in 2008; and Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, in 2010. Voice acting[edit] Romano's first credited voice role was in a 1992 episode of Tiny Toon Adventures. Later, she again voiced herself on a 1996 episode of Animaniacs. She has also voice-acted for the series Justice League
Justice League
and Teen Titans. In addition to these, Romano also played voice-roles for some of her direct-to-video films: Batman
Batman
Beyond: Return of the Joker, Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, Batman: Gotham Knight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, and Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. She also voiced the Batcomputer in the 2010 videogame, Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame. Casting process and reputation[edit] Romano is "renowned for considering 250-300 actors for lead roles", according to UGO.[4] She doesn't like to replace actors, and that's why she values actors who aren't celebrities, because, as she has said, "replacing a celebrity ... that's really uncomfortable."[6] Romano has joked that fans can sometimes tell what she has been watching on television or in the movies by whom she casts.[7] She sometimes intentionally casts the same actors with whom she has worked previously, "because it was fun, it was good and I know they can do the job."[4] Romano is known for having recording sessions with the actors recording lines in one room, rather than recording the actors lines individually. She has been known for casting more famous names alongside popular voice actors, most notably casting Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill
(Luke Skywalker in Star Wars) as The Joker in Batman
Batman
the Animated Series (giving Hamill a new career as a voice actor), and regularly casts other famous guests on her shows, including Neil Patrick Harris, Weird Al Yankovic, William H. Macy, Paul Reubens, Shaquille O'Neal, James Hong, Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning
and Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
on various shows, as well as Senator Patrick Leahy
Patrick Leahy
(a lifelong Batman
Batman
fan) on Batman
Batman
the Animated Series, among other famous guests. Her reputation includes Wired's Ken Denmead's description of Romano as an "iconic voice director".[8] UGO refers to her as "arguably the best known casting/dialogue director on the animation scene today."[4] Wil Wheaton, an actor and voice actor whom Romano has worked with, has said: "I owe Andrea my whole animation career", after she cast him in The Zeta Project and Teen Titans.[9] Retirement[edit] Initially, in December 2016, she had announced plans to retire within 4 years.[10] However, on July 31, 2017, it was revealed that she had decided to retire within the week due to her diagnosis of optic neuropathy, which has rendered her blind in one eye.[11] Filmography[edit] Crew work[edit]

Crew work in television

Year Title Notes

1984–1985 Challenge of the GoBots Casting director

1984-1985 Pink Panther and Sons Casting director

1984-1989 The Snorks Casting director

The Smurfs Casting director (Seasons 4-9)

1985 ABC Weekend Specials Casting director (1 episode)

CBS Storybreak Casting director (11 episodes)

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Casting director

1985–1986 Galtar and the Golden Lance Casting director

The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians Casting director

Paw Paws Casting director

1985-1988 Yogi's Treasure Hunt Casting director

1985-1987 The Jetsons Casting director (1980's revival of the original show)

1986 Wildfire Casting director

The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration Casting director Animated television special

1986–1987 Pound Puppies Casting director

The New Adventures of Jonny Quest Casting director

1986-1988 Foofur Casting director

The Flintstone Kids Casting director

1987 Sky Commanders Casting director

Yogi's Great Escape Casting director

The Jetsons
The Jetsons
Meet the Flintstones Casting director

Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers Casting director

Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats Casting director

Rockin' with Judy Jetson Casting director

Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose Casting director

1987–1988 Popeye and Son Casting director

1987-1990 DuckTales Dialogue director (50 episodes) (Season 1) Voice director (11 episodes)

1988 The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley Casting director

The New Yogi Bear Show Casting director

Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School Casting director

The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound Casting director

Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears Casting director

Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf Casting director

1988-1990 A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Casting director

1988–1990 Fantastic Max Casting director

1989-1991 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Voice director (15 episodes)

1989-1990 The Further Adventures of Super Ted Casting director

Paddington Bear Casting director

1990 Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Voice director

1990–1995 Tiny Toon Adventures Casting director Voice director

1992–1995 Batman: The Animated Series Casting director Voice director

1992 The Plucky Duck Show Casting director Voice director

1993 Cro Voice director

1993–1998 Animaniacs Casting director Voice director

1994 Bonkers Dialogue director (20 episodes)

ReBoot Voice director (9 episodes)

1995–1997 Freakazoid! Voice director

1995–1998 Pinky and the Brain Casting director Voice director

1995-2000 The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries Voice director

1996–2000 Superman: The Animated Series Voice director

1996-1997 Road Rovers Voice director

1997-1999 The New Batman
Batman
Adventures Casting director Voice director

1998-1999 Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain Original Casting director Voice director

1998-2000 Histeria! Voice director

1999–2001 Batman
Batman
Beyond Voice director

2000-2004 Static Shock Casting director (seasons 2-4) Voice director

2001 Tom and Jerry: The Mansion Cat Casting director Recording director

2001-2002 The Zeta Project Voice director

2001-2003 Sitting Ducks Voice director

2001-2004 Justice League Casting director Voice director

2003–2006 Teen Titans Casting director Voice director

2004-2006 Justice League
Justice League
Unlimited Casting director Voice director

2005–2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Voice director

2005-2009, 2014 The Boondocks Voice director

2006-2008 The Batman Co-casting director and co-voice director alongside Ginny McSwain and Michael Hack (seasons 4-5)

2007-2008 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Voice director

2007–2012 SpongeBob SquarePants Voice director

2007–2015 Phineas and Ferb Voice director

2008-2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Casting Director Recording Director

2008-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Casting director Voice Director

2010-2012 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Casting Director Recording Director

2011–2012 ThunderCats Casting director Voice director

2012–2013 Motorcity Voice director

2012–2014 The Legend of Korra Voice director

2012–2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Voice director

2013–2014 Beware the Batman Casting director Voice director

2013–2016 Turbo FAST Casting director Voice director

2015-2017 Niko and the Sword of Light Casting Director Voice Director

2015–2018 The Adventures of Puss in Boots Voice director

2016–2017 Voltron: Legendary Defender Voice director

2016–2017 Milo Murphy's Law Voice director

2016-2017 "Little Big Awesome" Casting director Voice director

Crew work in film

Year Title Notes

1990 DuckTales
DuckTales
the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Voice director

Jetsons: The Movie Assistant recording director

1991 The Little Engine That Could Casting director

1992 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Casting director Voice director

1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Casting director Voice director

1994 The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure Casting director Voice director

1995 The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving Casting director Voice director

1996 The Land Before Time IV: Journey Through the Mists Casting director Voice director

1997 The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island Casting director Voice director

1998 Batman
Batman
& Mr. Freeze: SubZero Casting director Voice director

1999 Wakko's Wish Casting director Voice director

2000 Tweety's High-Flying Adventure Voice director

Batman
Batman
Beyond: Return of the Joker Voice director

2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker Voice Director

2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Casting director Voice director

2006 Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Casting director Voice director

Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Casting director Voice director

2007 Superman: Doomsday Casting director Voice director

Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale Voice director

2008 Justice League: The New Frontier Voice director

Batman: Gotham Knight Casting director Voice director

2009 Wonder Woman Casting director Voice director

Green Lantern: First Flight Casting director Voice director

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Casting director Voice director

2010 Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare Casting director Voice director

Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Voice director

Batman: Under the Red Hood Casting director Voice director

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Voice director

2011 All-Star Superman Voice director

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Voice director

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension Voice director

Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Casting director Voice director

Batman: Year One Voice director

2012 Justice League: Doom Voice director

Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire Casting director Voice director

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Voice director

Big Top Scooby-Doo! Casting director Voice director

2013 Superman: Unbound Voice director

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Voice director

2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham Voice director

Son of Batman Voice director

2015 Batman
Batman
vs. Robin Casting director Voice director

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Casting director Voice director

2016 Ratchet & Clank Voice director

Crew work in video games

Year Title Notes

1999 Animaniacs
Animaniacs
Splat Ball Voice director

Descent 3 Voice director

2001 Floigan Bros. Voice director

Batman: Vengeance Voice director

2006 Teen Titans Voice director

2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Voice director

Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Voice director

2016 Overwatch Voice director

Voice work[edit]

Voice roles

Year Title Role Notes

1992 Tiny Toon Adventures Andrea Romano
Andrea Romano
the Magnificent Episode: "Toons Take Over"

1994; 1996 Animaniacs Herself Episode: "Yes, Always" Episode: "Cutie and the Beast"

2000 Histeria! Herself Episode: "Histeria Goes to the Moon"

2000 Batman
Batman
Beyond: Return of the Joker Joker Jr. Vocal Effects Direct-to-video

2001 Floigan Bros. Cute Kitten Video game

2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Additional Voices Direct-to-video

2003 Teen Titans H.I.V.E.
H.I.V.E.
Headmistress Animated series

2008 Batman: Gotham Knight Martha Wayne Dispatcher Direct-to-video

2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Giganta Direct-to-video

2009 Wonder Woman President's Aide Direct-to-video

2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood Reporter #1 Direct-to-video

2010 Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Watchtower Computer Direct-to-video

2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Stompa Direct-to-video

2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Batcomputer Video game

2012–2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Woman Two-part direct-to-video film

2013 I Know That Voice Herself Documentary

2014 Son of Batman Suit #2 Direct-to-video

2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Elevator Voice Episode: "The Kraang Conspiracy"

2014 The Legend of Korra Innkeeper Episode: "The Stakeout"

2015 Batman
Batman
vs. Robin Jill Direct-to-video

2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Jean Palmer Direct-to-video

References[edit]

^ Nerdist Interview with Andrea Romano, 2014 ^ a b c d e f g Cartwright, Nancy (October 30, 2009). "Nancy Cartwright Chats with Andrea Romano
Andrea Romano
-- Part 1". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ "Homecoming Weekend will bring back the best". fredonia.edu. October 15, 2006. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ a b c d "Q&A With "Wonder Woman" Casting/Dialogue Director". UGO.com. December 4, 2008. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ a b c Cartwright, Nancy (December 22, 2009). "Nancy Cartwright Chats with Andrea Romano
Andrea Romano
-- Part 2". Animation World Network. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ Weisman, Jon (May 13, 2006). "Why thesps can't laugh off animated voice gigs". Variety. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ McLean, Tom (July 27, 2008). "SDCC '08 - DC Animation Panel". Newsarama. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ Denmead, Ken (March 13, 2009). "Wonder Woman Comes to Animated Life in New DVD Feature". Wired. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ Fritz, Steve (January 23, 2009). "Wil Wheaton: Giving Voice to the Blue Beetle". Newsarama. Retrieved 7 June 2010.  ^ https://dotandline.net/andrea-romano-interview-retirement-batman-animaniacs-8342d8a6442#.uwuk6mmm7 ^ Dornbush, Jonathon. "Legendary Voiceover Director Andrea Romano Retires". IGN.com. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 

External links[edit]

Andrea Romano
Andrea Romano
on IMDb

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 91710180 LCCN: no2017028734 ISNI: 0000 0004 6067 3637 BNF:

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