Legendary voiceover casting director Andrea Romano, 61, will retire this week, IGN reports.
Romano has been casting and directing voices for over 31 years. She got her start with Ducktales, and then worked on 1992’s Batman: The Animated Series, 23 of the movies in the DC Animated Universe, and tons of DC-related projects in between (among many others).
“I shall miss so many aspects of this industry – particularly the people I’ve worked alongside, and all the fun that happens on both side of the glass. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my sincere gratitude to every actor, producer, director, engineer and colleague that has helped make this run so incredible,” Romano said in a statement to IGN.
“Doing this job, working with all these wonderful people, has been my ultimate blessing. I couldn’t have hoped to spend the past three decades with a better group. I’ve truly been the luckiest person on Earth.”
Legendary Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy has been working with Romano since 1992, and said on Twitter: “Andrea contributed love & expertise to all: Irreplaceable”. He also released a series of follow-up tweets:
Romano isn’t ready to give up working completely, though. She says she’ll remain active in the entertainment industry.