Debi Derryberry is one of Hollywood’s most active voice-over artists. A 20 year veteran of the business, She has voiced hundreds of cartoon characters but is best known for the voices of “Jimmy Neutron”, Speedy Alka Seltzer, Draculaura on Mattel’s Monster High, and Playhouse Disney’s host, “Clay”. Other work includes "iCarly", “IceAge 2”, “Oswald the Octopus” and “The Lorax”.
Debi has an extensive list of looping credits including: Gossip Girl, Criminal Minds, Wreck it Ralph, Toy Story I and II, Aladdin, Horton Hears a Who, The Haunting, The Wild, A Bug’s Life, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Babe, and MANY MORE!
Debi has served on the board of Screen Actor’s Guild and holds a BS from UCLA. Debi’s Los Angeles based country band, Honey Pig, was voted into LA’s top 100 bands for 3 years running. She also has 3 award-winning preschool CD’s and a children’s book and has performed hundreds of concerts all over the US.
Raised on Cherry Knoll Farm in Kirkland Washington she rode horses, cared for animals and climbed trees daily. Once her mother put her in an acting class, her chronically shy nature vanished as soon as she stepped on stage and she hasn't stopped since. Training with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and numerous Masters’ of the Arts. A former member of the famed New York Stage and Film Company in NYC & Vassar she worked directly with some of the finest writers, actors and directors in American theater. Performing in over two hundred theatrical shows Off-Broadway, regional theatre in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and everywhere in-between. While at Vassar she was asked to voice a regional commercial and from then she never stopped working in voice over. She has voiced for hundreds of media projects including; video games, animation, commercials, audio books, art installments, daily Dow Jones for Charles Schwab, as well as multiple International commercials. In addition she has worked for numerous marketing and advertising agencies as a lead Ideation Generator creating hundreds of compelling campaigns for companies in America and Europe. She is passionate about writing and has written four streeted video games, several episodes on a primetime network drama for SAT1 in Germany, ghost written seven features, and is currently working on her first novel.
She is an MFA graduate from California Institute of the Arts. She considers her greatest accomplishments to have been actively involved in serving AIDS-only hospices, helping teenage runaways, holiday gift giving to children of incarcerated parents, and providing for people in transition with shelter and job assistance for the past 30 years.
Bernie Van De Yacht hails from Green Bay, Wisconsin, the youngest of 12 children. He earned a BA in Psychology and Theatre from The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). After graduation, Bernie began working at an animation studio while he pursued his acting career. During that time, he was spotted by one of the artists and asked to pose for the character of Prince Derek in The Swan Princess. This opportunity allowed him to promote the movie all over the country, travel to the Cannes Film Festival, appear on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, and even have a doll made in his likeness. During this time, Bernie acted in numerous plays in and around the Los Angeles area.
He eventually became an animation casting director and has been casting films for over eighteen years including The King and I, Trumpet of the Swan, Alpha and Omega, all the Swan Princess sequels, Happily N’ever After II, and the upcoming projects Ribbit and Norm of the North. He has cast for Crest Animation, Morgan Creek, Warner Bros., Columbia/Tri-Star, Sony and Lionsgate. Recently he has branched into live action features and in the past two years has cast Blackjacks, Five Souls, The Speak and No Tell Motel. He is a proud member of the Casting Society of America (CSA) and last year was nominated for an Artios award for casting the animated feature film, Alpha and Omega.
He is also a screenwriter and director. In 2004 he directed a short film called, There’s Something About Meryl, which was the Official Selection at many film festivals around the country. He recently completed principal photography on his first full-length feature film, directing from his original screenplay, Salvation. It is currently in post production. He and his wife have been married for sixteen years and are the proud parents of two young sons.