We had the good fortune of connecting with Noveen Crumbie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Noveen, why did you pursue a creative career?
I pursued an artistic career because I’ve always felt this immense amount of energy inside me eager to find a way out. When I was young, I wanted to choose a lively career path that would both support and compliment who I was for the long run. In high school, joining the cheer squad and the competitive show choir team really helped to hone my energy and express my talents in the best ways possible. Even after, attending a musical theatre college was a dream come true. I love being able to act in various shows around LA, dance in parades at The Disneyland Resort and sing in stage musicals – it just makes me feel so alive. Nothing beats being able to captivate others with my bubbly personality to make someone else laugh and feel good too. Today, my career consists of voiceover, a new talent I’ve discovered. My favorite part of it is announcing live award shows because its so exhilarating and I love the thrill of it! I’ve also been able to express myself through my creative side with arts and crafts. I really enjoy painting, coloring, and creating different things for my space. I was always the one to draw pictures for others and still to this day, look forward to decorating for the holidays!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Ever hear people talking on those TV commercials or the radio but you never see them? Or watch your favorite characters come to life on those cartoon shows? Well, that’s me! I am a voiceover artist and voiceover is narration of what you hear that is being read by someone offscreen. It ranges from audiobooks, promos and documentaries to live award shows, video games, and much, much more. I believe what sets me apart from others is my natural ability to read a script smoothly with little to no mistakes like I’ve had it for weeks. Ever since I was in high school, I took notice of that skill and was able to strengthen it overtime. It wasn’t as difficult for me though. My brain is able to look ahead and take note of the upcoming words before my mouth reads what’s on paper. That definitely comes in handy when live announcing award shows because there is absolutely no room for mistakes! A lesson I’ve learned along the way in voiceover is to take, my, time. I have so much energy inside me that slowing down is hard, but it’s a challenge I’m ready and willing to overcome. Learning to pace myself also reduces the number of mistakes and prevents me from overlooking things I could have missed. What I want the world to know about me is that I’m a fun, loving soul just wanting to spread happiness and positivity to everyone. That’s something we all need a bit more of during these times.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
My best friend from back home was supposed to visit last month! But due to the pandemic, we had to cancel. But our itinerary for the week was full of fun places to see, eat and have fun! Some hotspots of LA we planned to visit were the Walk of Fame, Griffith Observatory, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica or Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills, The Grove, LACMA, etc. But the most important place for us was Disneyland!! We planned to stay there for the weekend, exploring Downtown Disney for one day and enjoying both Disneyland and California Adventure the next day. We’d experience the shows, rides, food and all the souvenirs they have to offer. I perform in the parades and shows in the park so I would definitely have us watch my current show, a nighttime spectacular, Fantasmic! Places to eat would range from my favorite deli shop called Joan’s on Third to outdoor restaurants like Bruxie at the Santa Monica Promenade, right by the beach! Some indoor places we could visit would be tours at the TCL Chinese Graham Theatre, bike ride along Venice Beach and even the TMZ Celebrity Tours! We would take advantage as much as we could and take pictures everywhere!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to Shoutout the most amazing, top-notch, “my one and only voiceover teacher”, Jeff Howell! Jeff is such a fun and incredible teacher and person. As a newcomer to voiceover at the time, I had no idea where to start. Jeff takes the time to explain and teach in a way where even the auditors feel part of the class. He always created a comfortable and safe environment, making learning fun for everyone. Jeff is professional, encouraging and very supportive. I was able to grow so much as an artist and I’m very lucky to have studied with him. After a year of classes, I was fortunate to be referred by him to a top voiceover agency, thus signing a contract and beginning my professional VO career! It’s been a little over 3 years now and throughout it all, Jeff has been by my side. I could not thank him enough for everything he’s done to skyrocket my career. From voicing popular video games and animation shows, to becoming the Official Voice of E! Network in 5 different countries – if you’re looking to seriously start your voiceover career and train with the best, then contact Jeff Howell now! (jeffhowellvo.com)