It is always fun to bring one of our local Pacific Northwest’s famous guests to the show. Please welcome the original voice of Bowser, Scott Burns to the Washington State Summer Con in Puyallup happening from June 21st through the 23rd.
In 2002, Nintendo hired Scott to provide their first-ever English “speaking” voice for Bowser with the release of Super Mario Sunshine.
Today Scott continues to immerse himself in voiceover, providing characters for radio spots, narrating for corporate entities and even singing if his ears are plugged tight enough. His position as Audio Production Manager for a Pacific Northwest Advertising Agency provides even more opportunity to engage his passion for voice work as he casts, directs, records, and produces commercials daily.
Scott’s career trajectory found him spinning tunes and creating funny bits as a morning show host in Spokane, Boston, and eventually, Seattle, where he landed the coveted role of replacing his long-time radio idol Charlie Brown on the legendary 95 KJR.
Scott’s ability for impersonation and character voices eventually found favor with area advertising agencies, who tapped his talents for commercials, narration, and eventually video games. Fortunately, with so many game developers setting up shop in the Seattle area, Burns was able to audition and work directly for industry giants including Bungie, Monolith, Humongous, and Nintendo. Scott’s work as the first-ever speaking voice of Bowser in the Super Mario Sunshine game set him up years later to become a fan favorite at conventions and the video-sharing website, Cameo.