We had the good fortune of connecting with Daniel Ross and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Daniel, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Always keep diligent notes regarding financial records, make some spreadsheets that you can understand and reference. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to “bring the receipts” for payment issues that have been brushed aside from human error- only to have my due diligence rewarded with results.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
At the core of my work as an actor, I love being a story teller that’s able to affect people positively. When someone watches a movie or TV show and sees things their eyes may never see, feel things they may never feel, or inspire them positively towards their own life’s endeavors, I feel the most satisfaction as a performer. To help facilitate solace for a busy world, comfort the downtrodden, and motivate at large is what I crave. Personally, I really get a kick out of being a “chameleon” and disappearing into a role. There’s nothing quite like someone saying in disbelief, “That was you?!” Likewise, when I finish working on a project and the clients are both happy AND excited, I feel I’ve done my job well. Decades of training and hard work are what I bring to the table in any circumstance, and it’s what keeps me working!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Of course the touristy stuff is great and plentiful, but one of my favorite things to do is to hike to the “Wisdom Tree” and then behind the Hollywood Sign. The Widsom Tree gives a stellar view of LA and the Valley and is a sight to behold. The Hollywood Sign is incredible to see as an actor because of what it represents, but to see it from behind with all it’s rivets and bolts holding it together is cathartic as well because it reminds you that our industry has been built piece by piece by generations of people who were passionate about the same things that I am. Seeing the inner workings of the industry is far more exciting to me than seeing a Hollywood Star. But I will say that the moment my late Mom and I got to take a picture in front of Donald Duck’s star was a moment I will always cherish.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Mom- Michel Sadur, who recently passed away was the one who taught me how to do the “Donald Duck Voice”. Without her light, humor, and support, I probably wouldn’t be doing what I love for a living as a Voice Actor. I would be remiss if I didn’t also acknowledge my good friends and mentors David Sobolov and Debi Derryberry who have supported me in both the highest and lowest moments of my career and life.

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