Olson, Steve

Olson, Steve

Birthday: Dec 30, 1957
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Hometown: Calgary, Canada

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With a strong background in radio since 1975, Olson is no stranger to using his voice with flare to create a distinct tone. In 1993 Olson was the program director at a radio station in Edmonton, and was involved in a lot of commercial voice work. Olson finally got his chance to enter the world of animation in the late ‘90s through a former graduate of the Radio, Television, and Broadcast News (RTBN) program. Thanks to one of his students being a talent coordinator for Chinook Animations, he was able to audition through Chinook Animation, and ended up landing a role in re-voicing the Dragon Ball series for the ‘Blue Water Dub,’ which meant Olson’s voice was used for broadcasting in TV stations such as YTV, but the episodes for those series were not for distribution. Olson’s most well-known roles in the Dragon Ball universe were as narrator for the series, General Rilldo, Old Supreme Kai, and other additional voices in the akin series Dragon Ball GT. Olson’s background in theatre – a bachelor’s degree in drama, as well as a master’s degree in theatre, play an important role in his voice acting career. Radio was his income, but drama was his passion.

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