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28 June 2008 @ 01:49 pm
Do I sound like Alan Arkin?  

Originally published at Scott Edelman. Please leave any comments there.

I took part in a conference call earlier this week which turned strange. When someone commented that I sounded exactly like Alan Arkin, the other participants all chimed in with words of agreement, including people I’d known for many years.

There was a period in my life when many people told me that I looked like Elliott Gould, but no one—before this call—had ever told me that my voice sounded similar to anyone else’s. And to suddenly have half a dozen people agree that I could be mistaken for Alan Arkin … well, I felt as if I’d gotten caught in the middle of a mass hallucination.

So I turn to you all to ask—

Do I sound like Alan Arkin?