Roland Parliament is a voice actor, dialectician, composer, writer, musician and educator. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Roland was an award-winning graduate of the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University, Toronto, in 1971.
Today, he teaches an advertising course at the Harris Institute for the Arts in Toronto. He was also nominated “Educator of the Year” at Niagara College, Welland, Ontario, in 2009. In addition to Niagara, over the past 22 years, he has been a dialects and voice acting teacher at Ryerson University and Humber College, Toronto, and a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto.
Roland has voiced thousands of commercials, and has composed and produced no fewer than 300 jingles. His company, Wizard Productions Inc., has won 75+ international awards for its work. Additionally, he has directed and acted in several animation projects.
He lives with his two best friends, Justice the Norwegian Buhund dog, and Ben, the very old cat.
Roland would like this book to mean something to you — be it fond past memories of a younger time, the empowerment of women in animation and in life, or just to inform you about the real world of voice acting.
His mantra is, “Follow your dreams — you never know where they may lead you.”