By Corey Poole
From zombie noises to radio spots, Natchitoches native Andy Field is breaking into the world of voice acting.
Born and raised in Natchitoches, Field graduated from Natchitoches Central High School in 1989. He joined the Louisiana National Guard and then attended Northwestern State University. After getting married, he moved to Oxford, Miss. However, Natchitoches will always be his home.
Three years ago Field discovered the wonderful world of voice acting. He’d formerly worked at NSU teaching the Army ROTC, worked as a government contractor and a middle school teacher. Looking to make some extra money and always chosen to be the guy at the microphone, Field discovered his calling while imitating a voice in his kitchen.
“The world became flat all of a sudden,” said Field. “It’s amazing what we’re able to do.”
His first paid gig was making zombie noises for a video game, which led to commercials, e-learning videos, narrating infomercials and anything else that comes along. Field also worked on a radio spot for Natchitoches’ own Dark Woods Haunted Attraction.
Most notably is his voice acting for the popular “Five Nights at Freddy’s” video game series. “Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location,” the fifth installment for Freddy fans, was released Oct. 7. While the original version was released for PC, this survival horror game quickly gained traction and was also released for Android and iOS.
“All of a sudden people want the cast members to show up at conventions and sign autographs,” said Field. “It’s made me realize this is pretty big.”
The voice actor job description appeals to Field because of the constant stimulation.
“That’s what makes it fun,” he said. “I’m not a person who needs to do the same thing every day. With this job I go from talking about diabetes, to American education, to narrating a book, to zombie noises for a video game.”