What happens when you can fully embrace and accept yourself? More importantly, what happens when you grow up having always been accepted for your neurodiversity? In Jonathan (Murphy) Cormur’s case, it means that you have the freedom to explore your talents and grow them into creative career as a voice actor and storyteller.
“No one in my family tried to make me ‘normal’ or change the things that make me unique. In fact, they encouraged me to be myself and found opportunities for me to fully embrace my geek.”
As a child, Jonathan loved reading, watching cartoons and making up character voices. As a teen, he channeled those interests into acting and performing on stage, “where I was always cast in funny, engaging character roles.” He also started taking voice over classes from professionals in the industry where he learned every aspect of what it takes to do voice over work, beyond being able to do character voices.
Jonathan has worked hard at his craft and, today, he’s a voice actor and storyteller who is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) with agency representation. He’s appeared in video games, apps, audiobooks, digital comics, industrials, local commercials, and, for many years, was the in-park voice of California’s Great America for show announcements, ride intros, and Halloween Haunt characters.
Jonathan’s latest work is a creative collaboration with story writers, audio engineer and illustrator. For almost a year, he’s been going to a recording studio to record the Dorktales Storytime Podcast, storytelling with a geekish twist. There are two kinds of original tales that are featured on the podcast: Dorktales and Hidden Heroes of History.
“Do you remember the fractured fairy tales that were a part of the Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle show? Well, that’s what Dorktales are like…slightly wacky and very geeky retellings of classic fairy tales.
Hidden Heroes of History are stories about real-life heroes you might not have learned about in school but they made history in ways you’d never imagine.”
Jonathan says that even though the podcast is aimed at children there are some cleverish pop-culture references that make the stories enjoyable for all geeks at heart.
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