Spencer Devlin Howard

Part I

Voice-OVer

An audio drama/podcast about the Soviets landing on the moon first; talking Star Wars action figures you can buy in Disneyland; and over 80 episodes of an animated series about superheroes who get really meta about being superheroes.

I also adapt, direct, and act in dubbed movies, shows, and games.

Resume

Interactive
Star Wars Force Link Action Figures Snoke, DJ Disney/Hasbro, Darragh O’Farrell
Dynasty Warriors 9 Cao Cao (principal) Koei Tecmo
Mayan Excavation Exhibits Narration National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Guatemala
Bid Wars: Pawn Empire Promos Tapps Games
Animation
The Society of Virtue Series principals (70+ eps) Ian Fernandes
Podcast
The Soyuz Files Jack Schechter (lead) The West
Two Truths and a Lie Co-Host Dan Shapiro
Dubbing
Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime Luciano Santoro (principal) Netflix
Money Heist: The Phenomenon Pedro Alonso (principal) Netflix
Who Killed Little Gregory? Reporters Netflix
Welcome to the Family Raül Dorado Netflix
U-235: Torpedo Stan (lead) Atlas Internationals Films
Legend of the Demon Cat Bai Letan (lead) Emperor Motion Pictures
600 episodes and counting of telenovela dubs – list available on request

The Soyuz Files

What if the Soviets won the space race and landed on the moon first? The Soyuz Files is an alternate history audio drama podcast. It was featured on Planetary Radio, produced by Bill Nye and aired on Southern California’s KPCC.

I wrote and produced this six-part audio drama. I also voiced Jack Schechter, a dogged journalist who unravels a vast conspiracy, and goes deep into the USSR to uncover the truth. Listen to the first part of the six-episode series here:

To hear the series and see the full multimedia project, visit soyuzfiles.com. Or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

The Society of Virtue

Incisive parodies of superheroes and classic cartoon characters stumble through adventures, jobs, and relationships in this rapidly-growing YouTube channel animated simultaneously in English and Brazilian Portuguese.

I voice the bombastic Narrator, Professor R, Urban Crow, Eyesight, Bernard, Man-Man, Baby Powder Man, and countless kinky supervillains and bizarre aliens.

Narrator & Baby Powder Man

Professor R

The Urban Crow

Directing

Jim Winker, my classical text professor at UC San Diego, taught us to conceptualize vocal performance as a balance between three techniques: pitch, pace, and volume. Add in the bird’s-eye view I have of the story and character arcs, and I can give actors all the tools they require to lay down a good take.

Localization

Projects in other languages come with translated scripts, which are then often used for subtitles. But you’ve probably noticed that while many subtitles capture the essence of dialogue, the characters speak in the original language with more nuance, detail, or slang. While necessary for ease of reading, the simplified translations are unsuitable for dubbed performance.

That’s where adaptation comes in: I edit the translation, augmenting and occasionally rewriting the text before recording. I also time the dialogue to fit the on-screen actor’s facial expressions. 

Special attention must also be given to a character’s social status and level of education, as this affects their dialect, syntax, and slang.

Work

Bad Seeds Director, Adapter Netflix
Welcome to the Family Director, Adapter Netflix
The House of Flowers Adapter Netflix
13 Commandments Adapter Netflix
Boi Adapter Netflix
Superlopez Adapter Netflix
Dry Martina Adapter Netflix
Money Heist Timer Netflix
Fauda Asst. Director, Adapter Netflix
Babylon Berlin Adapter Netflix