Richie Rich Returns to Comic Con for Cartoon Voices Panel — San Diego Resident and Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff Tabbed for Panel

San Diego, CA (For Release) – Tony® Award Winner and San Diego resident Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys) will return to San Diego’s Comic Con for a special Cartoon Voices panel on Sunday, July 11, at 11:30 a.m. Hoff became a legend in the voice-over business first as the indomitable Richie Rich and then as the still-record holder for the most voices in a single audiobook with Tell Me How You Love the Picture.

“I am very excited to be back at Comic Con and as part of a panel on Cartoon Voices. Doing the voice of Richie Rich is still one of my greatest memories.” Christian Hoff

Hoff got his start in acting at the legendary San Diego Junior Theater, where he studied under many of the great regional acting coaches. He continued his studies at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. At the tender age of 10, Hoff was playing alongside Shirley MacLaine in her television special “Every Little Moment,” and during high school he appeared in the West Coast production of Evita at the Schubert Theater, his first Actors’ Equity role.

In 1980 a young Hoff took on the voce role of Richie Rich in the Hanna-Barbera series based on the Richie Rich comic books. The show played on ABC from 1980-1984, with reruns in 1988. That role helped to catapult Hoff to greater heights, including Broadway roles in The Who’s Tommy and Jersey Boys, both of which began at the La Jolla Playhouse under the direction of Des McAnuff.  It was his portrayal of Tommy DeVito of the Four Seasons that earned Hoff the Tony® nod and led to his current project, The Midtown Men, with his original Jersey Boys co-stars, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer.

“I am very excited to be back at Comic Con and as part of a panel on Cartoon Voices,” says Hoff. “Doing the voice of Richie Rich is still one of my greatest memories. Being on the Cartoon Voices panel is just an amazing opportunity to reconnect with this part of my career. Besides, the Con is just such a cool place to hang out.”

For more information about Christian Hoff, visit his website at http://christianhoff.com/, and stay current with The Midtown Men at http://themidtownmen.com/. You can also follow him on Facebook under Christian Hoff or The Midtown Men. For media information contact Kamatoy Media Group at 844-526-2869 (844-KAMATOY) or press@jugglemail.com.

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