NAVGTR 2011 Awards - Best Actor Nominee - Lead Performance in a Comedy - DeathSpank
NAVGTR 2010 Awards - Best Actor - Lead Performance in a Comedy - DeathSpank
Lotus Awards 2008 Science World. Rethink Advertising. Best Radio Commercial.
Lotus Awards 2007 Science World. Rethink Advertising. Best Radio Commercial.
Lotus Awards 2006 Future Shop. Rethink Advertising. Best T.V. Campaign CTV.
Lotus Awards 2006 Science World. Rethink Advertising. Best Radio Commercial.
Lotus Awards 2005. Science World. Rethink Advertising. Best In Show.
Voice 1-2-3 - Best Male Voice Over Artist 2009.
Motion Picture Sound Editors - Jerry Bruckheimer’s “MAX Q” Golden Reel Award 1998.
Nomination for Best Voice Casting. - T.V. Movie
International Radio Arts Festival N.Y. USA 1996
Silver Medal in the Comedy Division “Spirited Yarns” Audio Books.
Stuffed Moose Productions.
Publishers Weekly Canada - "Best of the Best for 1996"
“Spirited Yarns” Audio Books - Stuffed Moose Productions.
Game Designer - Producer
Talks about Michael's Performance in his game DeathSpank...
"Voice actor Michael Dobson was born to be the voice of DeathSpank. Michael does that "full of himself douchebag" attitude perfectly, says DeathSpank creator Ron Gilbert, and easily nailed his audition session for the character. Gilbert told me during my preview time earlier this week that Michael "was the first guy to walk in. I just heard him and went cancel everyone else!"
"Michael not only nailed the voice, but he really got into the character of DeathSpank. "There came this point where [Michael] would read lines and go “Oh DeathSpank wouldn’t say that. He’d say it like this!” He’d be changing the wording on me a little bit."
"DeathSpank is a funny game and a big part of the reason people will find any game that's meant to be comical is the voice talent. If you don't even chuckle at the first five minutes of DeathSpank, then you are a soulless person. SOULLESS!"
Trudi Miller Rosenblum
Billboard Newspaper Review
“Favourite Voice Over Artist” - “Spirited Yarns” 1996 Audio Books.
“The talented Michael Dobson creates such distinctive voices that you would never know it was the same person”.
Director. Bardel Animation “Silverwing”
“Veteran toon actor delivers right mixture of sophistication and slime for a superb subtle performance as our lead villain "GOTH”.
Film Director, Screenwriter, Manga writer, Television director, Novelist, Producer
“Michael Dobson’s extreme talent provided a complex and powerful performance as our lead character "Kazuki Fuse”.
Mamoru Oshii, Writer/Creater. Manga. Japan.
Animation Voice Casting and Direction :
"When I moved up to the Vancouver area from Los Angeles about 10 years ago, Michael Dobson was one of the first actors in the V.O. community that I met and had the pleasure of directing. His extraordinary talent was evident the moment he stepped up to the mic. He has a tremendous range and fabulous acting skills. It was, however, the warmth and sincerity which he brought to his characters that truly won my heart. I am currently directing him on Glo-E animated series where he plays our villain with a comedic twist. He masterfully walks the line between the two directions and is full of surprises. He is an absolute delight in every way! He is a wonderful actor and a lovely human being....always a pleasure to have on any project!"
Owner/Partner - Spinnaker Sound Productions Ltd.
"Michael Dobson is frankly, one of the best voice actors I know. I've hired him on numerous occasions over the years. He is an easily direct-able, versatile voice that is as good at rich announcer reads requiring some real depth as he is when he brings his whole host of characters to bear for a character role. I can ask him to do anything on the mic and I know that his creativity, abilities and pure passion for his work will get me the right read every time. He is also very professional in his dealings with myself and other actors, always supportive of the other actors in studio and stays calm even when the going might get a bit challenging, which has been a quality that has greatly impressed more than a few agency clients.
I would recommend Michael without any reservations if you are looking for a solid, dependable, versatile and creative voice who just knows how to deliver what is needed ... EVERY time."
Owner - Great Creative.Com
Marketing and Advertising - Writer, Producer, Voice Actor...Storyteller
When I look back at my favourite campaigns (my campaigns) it was the application of the Broca Method (for want of a better descriptor) that made it so memorable. I once sang (quite terribly, I might add) about "Sheepskin Boutique" - that campaign ran every Christmas for seven years. I've done commercials for liquor stores that convinced me to go buy wine. (Okay that's not a stretch) And still to this day, my favourite of all time was a commercial that talked little about the product, and mostly about love. Actually two of those campaigns were narrated by the Canadian actor Michael Richard Dobson which confirms that a great message requires brilliant delivery...and Michael, being a master of timing (and a great voice & character actor) created a turnpike bypass that cut through the centre of Broca-ville.