TALENT: Michael Goldman
So Mike’s agent gets a call from a lovely Spanish lady called Irene at FIBA, the international governing body of Basketball, because they’re looking for a live American voice for their USA broadcast of the Basketball World Cup.
Turns out, from the 100s of demos on offer, they wanted Mike Goldman! So, excitedly he packed his headphones and headed to Olympic Park for another big show at the Sydney Super Dome, AKA Qudos Bank Arena.
A lot of you might know that Mike grew up around basketball, his dad Grant Goldman was the court-side announcer for the Sydney Kings and for many years Mike was a live presenter for the team as well. Occasionally he would dress in bizarre outfits to entertain the crowd because why not? One time he hosted the game as a Christmas tree or maybe it was Elvis?
Mike knows a lot of people who worked at the World Cup, like court-side announcer legend Eric Stephens. So imagine the shock on their faces when they walked past the court-side commentary position and heard him speaking LIVE in an American accent with Basketball legend and 7 time MVP Andrew Gaze and Despina Barton.
Despina and Andrew were all about the knowledge and know how of the game, while Mike was there for the initial hype and some GOOGLE voiceover spots.
In the final game between China and Team USA, Mike was getting very excited on air about the Team USA win and couldn’t stop saying on air how great it was to be an American.
The 3 points Mike would like to leave you with:
- He is not American
- He was born and lives in sunny old Brisbane (not Sydney… but he’s happy to travel)
- He’s ready to tackle your next voice gig in whatever style you need!
Go team Goldman.