Known voice work as Betty Boop
How Melissa Fahn Became The Voice of Betty Boop
In her own words:
"So I was working one day and a voice over casting director who worked in the next building over came by to drop off some demos of voice actors for a TV spot. I accept them from her and she said, 'you have a really interesting voice. Have you ever done voice over?' I said, 'No, not yet'. She said, 'I want you to make a tape, anything, you can read from a magazine. Just make a tape and bring it over to my office...' A few days went by and I hadn't done the tape and she called and said, 'we just so happen to be auditioning for the new voice of Betty Boop and I want you to come in.' I went in and met them. Then they called me back. I sang "I Wanna Be Loved By You", read some dialogue for them, and I got it. It was a complete fluke. It was a wonderful, wonderful break for me."
Songs performed as Betty Boop
Melissa Fahn has also provided vocal work for:
- Blue Dragon
- Zatch Bell
- Invader Zim
- Melissa Fahn originally auditoned for the role as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid and was called back many times, but was turned down because she sounded a little too young.
- George Evelyn, the film's director, told a writer of a production company that she wanted to re-create the Fleischer look and did so in part with the help of Richard Fleischer, who supplied materials from the family archives. Evelyn had wanted to use Mae Questel for Betty's voice, but Questel was busy filming Woody Allen's segment of New York Stories. Evelyn held a series of auditions, and in true "Hollywood" fashion the secretary (Fahn) at the recording studio that was producing copies of the audition tapes had the voice Evelyn wanted.