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14th Apr '18 5:28:29 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' had very little experience in voiceover. Estelle (Garnet) is a singer best known for her Top 10 hit "[[Music/KanyeWest American Boy]]", Deedee Magno (Pearl) works primarily in theatre, the only other major roles Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) has are the title character of ''Fo Fo Figgily'' (an ''extremely'' obscure series, to the point where even IMDb has very little information about it) and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Riff]] (who is only brought up, if at all, in mockery of Barney and as [[RetroactiveRecognition a footnote in her career]], and Grace Rolek's (Connie) career mostly consists of minor characters. In fact, the only veteran voice actors in the series are Creator/KimberlyBrooks (Jasper) and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (various vocal effects, most notably Lion), though Zach Callison (Steven), Tom Scharpling (Greg) Matthew Moy (Lars), and Kate Micucci (Sadie) have also done some voice work.

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* A lot of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' had very little experience in voiceover. Estelle (Garnet) is a singer best known for her Top 10 hit "[[Music/KanyeWest American Boy]]", Deedee Magno (Pearl) works primarily in theatre, the only other major roles Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) has are the title character of ''Fo Fo Figgily'' (an ''extremely'' obscure series, to the point where even IMDb Website/IMDb has very little information about it) and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Riff]] (who is only brought up, if at all, in mockery of Barney and as [[RetroactiveRecognition a footnote in her career]], and Grace Rolek's (Connie) career mostly consists of minor characters. In fact, the only veteran voice actors in the series are Creator/KimberlyBrooks (Jasper) and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (various vocal effects, most notably Lion), though Zach Callison (Steven), Tom Scharpling (Greg) Matthew Moy (Lars), and Kate Micucci (Sadie) have also done some voice work.
18th Mar '18 8:47:35 AM jamespolk
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* As the page quote suggests, almost any movie from the Italian neorealism period. ''Film/BicycleThieves'', ''Film/UmbertoD'', ''Film/TheGospelAccordingToStMatthew''--all amateur casts. Carlo Battisti, star of ''Umberto D'', was a linguistics professor, and it was his [[OneBookAuthor only film appearance]].

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* As the page quote suggests, almost any movie from the Italian neorealism period. ''Film/BicycleThieves'', ''Film/UmbertoD'', ''Film/TheGospelAccordingToStMatthew''--all amateur casts. Carlo Battisti, star of ''Umberto D'', was a linguistics professor, and it was his [[OneBookAuthor only film appearance]]. ''Film/TheTreeOfWoodenClogs'' was made in 1978, well after the height of Italian neorealism, but was shot in the same manner, with a cast made up of rural villagers playing in a story that basically was about their own ancestors at the end of the 19th century.
16th Mar '18 6:30:14 AM Koveras
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* The latter ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games had voice casts consisting mostly of staff members of developer Origin Systems and local no-names, though with experienced film and TV actor Bill Johnson voicing the BigBad of those games, the Guardian.

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* The latter ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games had voice casts consisting mostly of staff members of developer Origin Systems Creator/OriginSystems and local no-names, though with experienced film and TV actor Bill Johnson voicing the BigBad of those games, the Guardian.
12th Mar '18 3:33:31 PM AreYouTyler
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* A lot of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' had very little experience in voiceover. Estelle (Garnet) is a singer who hasn't had much fame (while she has won awards, most people know her as "The American Boy singer"), Deedee Magno (Pearl) works primarily in theatre, the only other major roles Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) has are the title character of ''Fo Fo Figgily'' (an ''extremely'' obscure series, to the point where even IMDb has very little information about it) and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Riff]] (who is only brought up, if at all, in mockery of Barney and as [[RetroactiveRecognition a footnote in her career]], and Grace Rolek's (Connie) career mostly consists of minor characters. In fact, the only veteran voice actors in the series are Creator/KimberlyBrooks (Jasper) and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (various vocal effects, most notably Lion), though Zach Callison (Steven), Tom Scharpling (Greg) Matthew Moy (Lars), and Kate Miucci (Sadie) have also done some voice work.

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* A lot of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' had very little experience in voiceover. Estelle (Garnet) is a singer who hasn't had much fame (while she has won awards, most people know best known for her as "The Top 10 hit "[[Music/KanyeWest American Boy singer"), Boy]]", Deedee Magno (Pearl) works primarily in theatre, the only other major roles Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) has are the title character of ''Fo Fo Figgily'' (an ''extremely'' obscure series, to the point where even IMDb has very little information about it) and [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Riff]] (who is only brought up, if at all, in mockery of Barney and as [[RetroactiveRecognition a footnote in her career]], and Grace Rolek's (Connie) career mostly consists of minor characters. In fact, the only veteran voice actors in the series are Creator/KimberlyBrooks (Jasper) and Creator/DeeBradleyBaker (various vocal effects, most notably Lion), though Zach Callison (Steven), Tom Scharpling (Greg) Matthew Moy (Lars), and Kate Miucci Micucci (Sadie) have also done some voice work.
7th Feb '18 8:51:47 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/OnTheBowery'' is an American film that drew inspiration from Italian neorealism. It is a depressing drama about the lives of homeless winos in the Bowery neighborhood of Manhattan, starring--homeless winos from the Bowery.
6th Jan '18 2:16:19 PM mlsmithca
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* The early 90's cast of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was made up almost entirely of stand-up comedians (David Spade, Adam Sandler, etc.) instead of the improv actors the series had relied on. Although {{vindicated by history}}, the ratings were so low that the show was almost cancelled. This is often blamed on the cast concentrating on characters from their stand-up instead of doing ensemble work.

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* The early 90's cast of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' was made up almost entirely of stand-up comedians (David Spade, Adam Sandler, etc.) instead of the improv actors the series had relied on. Although {{vindicated by history}}, VindicatedByHistory, the ratings were so low that the show was almost cancelled. This is often blamed on the cast concentrating on characters from their stand-up instead of doing ensemble work.



* Five of the main characters from ''Series/HeyDude'' were played by amateur actors, and like ''To Kill A Mockingbird'' listed above, none of them went on to have a normal acting job.

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* Five of the main characters from cast of ''Series/HeyDude'' - Kelly Brown (Brad), Geoffrey Coy (Kyle), Jonathan Galkin (Jake), Joe Torres (Danny), and Josh Tygiel (Buddy) - were played by amateur actors, and like ''To Kill A Mockingbird'' listed above, none of them went on to have a normal acting job.had any further screen credits since the series wrapped in 1991.



* It was common in the late 90's for Japanese video game dubs, as most studios didn't have the money for proper casts, and English vocals were outright required for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. As such, English speaking expatriates were frequently cast, very little of whom had ''any'' acting experience. By the mid 00's these types of dubs were all but dead, though a few examples of these dubs popped up from time to time.

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* It was common in the late 90's for Japanese video game dubs, as most studios didn't have the money for proper casts, and English vocals were outright required for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. As such, English speaking expatriates were frequently cast, very little few of whom had ''any'' acting experience. By the mid 00's these types of dubs were all but dead, though a few examples of these dubs popped up from time to time.
6th Jan '18 2:10:45 PM mlsmithca
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* This happened with the actress who played the mom in ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. She was discovered after appearing on Sally Jessy Raphael's show and was mainly cast because the director couldn't find a professional actress who was big enough to fit the role. [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct Despite a highly praised performance (especially since she had no experience beforehand)]], she hasn't acted in a theatrically-released film since then.

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* This happened with the actress Darlene Cates, who played the mom Grape family matriarch Bonnie in ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''. She was discovered after appearing on Sally Jessy Raphael's show and was mainly cast because the director couldn't find a professional actress who was big enough to fit the role. [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct Despite a highly praised performance (especially since she had no experience beforehand)]], she hasn't acted in a theatrically-released made just one further feature film since then.appearance (in 2018's ''Billboard'') before her death.




* The original cast of ''Series/RedDwarf'' had all ''appeared'' on TV and/or film before, but none of them were "proper actors": Chris Barrie was an impressionist & voice actor, Craig Charles was a poet, Danny John-Jules was a dancer, and Norman Lovett was a stand-up comedian. Likewise, Hattie Hayridge was also a stand-up comedian before joining the cast in Series III; however, Robert Llewellyn and Chloë Annett (who joined the cast in Series III and VII respectively) were both "legit" actors.

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\n* The original cast of ''Series/RedDwarf'' had all ''appeared'' on TV and/or film before, but none of them were "proper actors": Chris Barrie was an impressionist & and voice actor, Craig Charles was a poet, Danny John-Jules was a dancer, and Norman Lovett was a stand-up comedian. Likewise, Hattie Hayridge was also a stand-up comedian before joining the cast in Series III; however, Robert Llewellyn and Chloë Annett (who joined the cast in Series III and VII respectively) were both "legit" actors.
15th Oct '17 6:59:18 PM wuggles
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* Many of the actors in ''Film/{{Moonlight2016}}'' had not acted in a major production before. The actors playing young Chiron and Kevin were chosen from an open casting call in Miami and even the teen actors were relative unknowns.

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* Many of the actors in ''Film/{{Moonlight2016}}'' ''Film/Moonlight2016'' had not acted in a major production before. The actors playing young Chiron and Kevin were chosen from an open casting call in Miami and even the teen actors were relative unknowns.
15th Oct '17 6:58:37 PM wuggles
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* Many of the actors in ''Film/{{Moonlight}}'' had not acted in a major production before. The actors playing young Chiron and Kevin were chosen from an open casting call in Miami and even the teen actors were relative unknowns.

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* Many of the actors in ''Film/{{Moonlight}}'' ''Film/{{Moonlight2016}}'' had not acted in a major production before. The actors playing young Chiron and Kevin were chosen from an open casting call in Miami and even the teen actors were relative unknowns.
3rd Oct '17 12:11:43 PM Kelothan
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* The Mexican Spanish dub of ''Manga/LoveHina'' suffered from this, due to the fact the dub was an innocent victim of a voice actor strike caused by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'''s Mexican voice actors when they were fired from the show, forcing the studio on rely on this. The only veterans at the time were Naru (Carla Vega), Mei (Georgina "Gina" Sánchez) and Mutsumi (Creator/LilianaBarba)s' voice actors. As a result the dub is widely considered to be one of the worst (if not ''the'' worst) Spanish dubs put out by Mexico.

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* The Mexican Spanish dub of ''Manga/LoveHina'' suffered from this, due to the fact the dub was an innocent victim of a voice actor strike caused by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'''s Mexican voice actors when they were fired from the show, forcing the studio on rely on this. The only veterans at the time were Naru (Carla Vega), Mei (Georgina "Gina" Sánchez) and Mutsumi (Creator/LilianaBarba)s' voice actors. As a result the dub is widely considered to be one of the worst (if not ''the'' worst) Spanish dubs put out by Mexico.
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