Bass who voices clumsy hardware store owner Elliot on the kiddie cartoon Handy Manny was a total Smurfs and He-Man fan as a kid, and used to think the toons were real live people.
He laughs, I never realized that other people voiced the cartoons. I thought they were real, like someone with a camera just went to visit the Smurfs and filmed them for TV!
Working on Handy Manny has given the former NSYNC member a new outlook on animation, and he calls the voice-over experience the best acting class in the world.
Hes been picking up Spanish from the bilingual cartoon by following along with the preschool lessons.
To warm-up his pipes for his character, Bass uses the same vocal exercises hes used throughout his singing career.
Basss episode of Handy Manny airs Friday (Oct. 10) on the Disney Channel.
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