KC voice actor announces the Oscars

Tom Kane
Kansas City's Tom Kane is not only the voice of Yoda, he's also the voice of the Academy Awards.

Local voice-over artist Tom Kane is the announcer for tomorrow’s Academy Awards broadcast. Aaron Barnhart of the Kansas City Star interviewed Kane and other Kansas City area announcers and voice performers.

In addition to announcing, Kane is a busy animation voice performer. He is currently the voice of Yoda in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and has also had regular roles in The Wild Thornberries, PowerPuff Girls, and Foster’s Home. “There are only two guys who do voice-over work and animation, but I also do promos and commercials and narration,” Kane told Barnhart. “I’ve essentially got four or five voice-over careers running at the same time.”

Kane is also a featured guest at Kansas City’s Planet Comicon March 26-27. The event will be held at the Overland Park International Trade Center. Adult weekend passes are available in advance for $15 or at the event for $20.

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