Friday, July 1, 2005

It Always Feels Like Somebody’s Watching Rand

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You’d think being a voiceover actor would give you some anonymity.

However, you’d get an argument from Frank Catalano, who is best-known as the voice of “Rand” from the 1980s animated series Robotech.

He’s not only had his share of stalkers, but also some people who can’t take their eyes off him.

Catalano says when he worked at Warner Brothers, a temp employee recognized his voice and just gazed at him.

For weeks after that, every time Catalano looked out his office window or over his shoulder, the fan was looking right back at him.

Although Catalano says some Robotech fans are very nice, “this one was a stalker-type guy.”

Catalano will be reliving his Robotech past on Sunday (Jul. 3) at the Robocon 20 Expo in Anaheim, California, and expects the usual Rand look-alikes with their red hair and futuristic green jumpsuits.

He just hopes the die-hard “Robotechies” won’t flip out if he has forgotten some details about the show because, he admits, “I’m terrible at that. It’s been so long.”

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