As a boy, growing up in the early 70’s as the child of tie-dyed parents in South Australia’s sun and wine drenched Southern Vales, Doug Robertson lived in a world of joy. It wasn’t until he discovered his Grandfathers reel-to-reel recorder however, that he discovered the first clues to what would become his true vocation.
Doug quickly became accustomed to; let’s just say in love with, the sound of his own voice, and proudly announced, to the horror of his dear old Grandpa, that he would be devoting himself to a life of thespianism. Thus, his trajectory was set.
Years pass, and after completing High School, Doug gained entry to the prestigious Flinders University Drama Centre and moonlighted with amateur Shakespeare and Repertory Theatre Companies, only to be told by Adelaides’ leading casting agent that he was “too tall to be an actor.” Dejected, Doug decided to move to Melbourne to join a rock ‘n’ roll band. And he did. In 1992, Doug became a founding member of twice ARIA nominated powerpop legends “Icecream Hands” and currently plays bass guitar with cult pop rock cowpunk poets, “ROOT! “ Google it….
In 1998, Doug walked into a regional TV station and demanded he be allowed to speak into their reel to reel for the purpose of advertising their local stock feeds and dairy pumps and cheekily, that he be paid for it!
From there, Doug’s magic slowly began to work and after many years as a freelance voice has been a proud part of the RMK team since 2006.
Most recognised as the voice of Foxtel’s Comedy Channel, Doug has over 10 years experience in providing fast and friendly, measured and memorable reads for hundreds of high profile corporate clients and small businesses all over Australia.
Doug is also owner/driver of Foxbox Studios, producers of fine jingles, TV show themes and corporate audio branding. Although Doug’s Grandpa still hopes he will one day become a proper actor, he was relieved to learn he was no longer a thespian.