It's that time again! Time for another installment of "Hey, It's That Voice!", everyone's favorite lazily named reoccurring article! Last week, we started to take a look at the cool kids. We continue that today by looking at Sour Cream!
Sour Cream is one-third of the cool kids at in Beach City. The resident DJ is pretty relaxed, just like the rest of his comrades....that is, until you push his buttons. He must get wild spirit from his mom, Vidalia. And you have to love his deadpan voice, right? But to get the voice of the coolest DJ in Beach City, who do we have to voice Sour Cream? Why, that would be Brian Posehn!
|Can't talk. Busy raving.|
Brian Posehn was born in Sacramento, California on July 6, 1966. He started doing stand-up around 1994 and first appeared on television the next year with a bit part on Empty Nest. Also in 1995, Brian as a series regular on Mr. Show with Bob and Dave, where he also contributed as a writer. He also was a semi-regular on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me! He was a member of the main cast in the various short-lived animated series such as Mission Hill, 3 South, Out Of Jimmy's Head, and (a personal fav) Sym-Bionic Titan. He was also a regular on The Sarah Silverman Program, playing Sarah's gay neighbor (also named Brian).
|Left to right: Jim from Mission Hill, Octus/Newton from Sym-Bionic Titan, and Sarah Silverman with Brian Posehn behind the scenes on The Sarah Silverman Program.|
Now, those are Posehn's major roles. I say major because he has done a LOT more than just what was above. In fact, allow me start listing in chronological order (as of October 24, 2016):
Friends, Party Girl, Everybody Loves Raymond, NewsRadio, Jenny, Veronica's Closet, Seinfeld, The Army Show, The Wedding Singer, Maggie, Jesse, The Independent, Desperate But Not Serious, Clerks: The Animated Series, Becker, Run Ronnie Run!, Sorority Boys, Kim Possible, Ozzy & Drix, Crank Yankers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Man Show, Dumb And Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Grind, Brother Bear, Method And Red, The Bernie Mac Show, Adventures In Homeschooling, Eulogy, American Dad!, Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker, Tom Goes To The Mayor, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, Cake Boy, The Devil's Rejects, Pom Poko (English dub), Re-Animated, Reno 911!, Sleeping Dogs Lie, Ergo Proxy (English dub), Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Human Giant, Smiley Face, Undead or Alive, Surf's Up, Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, The Mighty B!, Transformers: Animated, Metalocalpyse (also acted as a writer), Californication, Spy School, Sex Drive, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto, Adventure Time, The Penguins Of Madagascar, The Suite Life On Deck, Lloyd The Conqueror, Bob's Burgers, The Five Year Engagement, Holliston, Guys With Kids, Anger Management, Knights Of Badassdom, Newsreaders, The Big Bang Theory, Uncle Grandpa, New Girl, Community, Hell And Back, Uncle Nick, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, and Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil.
And there still might be more.
But Posehn has also shared his voice (and in one instance, likeness) to the realm of video games. He has lend his voice to Halo 2 as some grunts, Brütal Legend as Hunter, and Minecraft: Story Mode as Axel.
|Kind of hard to believe that all of these characters share a voice.|
Remember how I said Brian Posehn that he does stand-up? Well, he still does a lot of stand-up comedy. Heck, he even appeared on Comedy Central Presents, on the comedy stage at Bonnaroo, and has three recorded albums of stand-up material. In fact, here is a sample of his work (warning, strong language follows):
Would you believe me if I said that Posehn still has tricks up his sleeve? He is a fan of metal music, so much so that he has recorded a song called "Metal By Numbers", with a few special guests backing him (Scott Ian of Anthrax, Joey Vera of Armored Saint, Jonathan Donais of Shadows Fall, and John Tempesta of Exodus, White Zombie, and Rob Zombie). He has provided backing vocals to the Evile album Five Serpent's Teeth and appeared in a few music videos (Anthrax's "What Doesn't Die" and The Damned Things' "We've Got A Situation Here").
And lets end this article with one of my favorite contributions of Brian Posehn. Starting on November 2012 until April 2015, Posehn was the co-author of the Marvel NOW! series Deadpool. Yes, that Deadpool. For 45 issues, Posehn and Gerry Duggan wrote was is often considered some of Deadpool's greatest issues, including his death. The comics were drawn by Tony Moore of The Walking Dead fame.
|Truly, he is the hero we deserve.|
And that will do it for this edition of "Hey, It's That Voice!" Join me next week when we round out the cool kids!