August 27, 2014 - 5:00 AM
KAMLOOPS – Although he already manages two successful careers as a locomotive engineer and an artist, Dennis Cound decided to set the bar higher as he tries to break into the acting field.
“I love playing characters that I’m not,” says Cound, 46. His latest extra gig involved growing out his beard and donning leather chaps to become a biker badass in the show Supernatural.
“Everyone loves to be the bad guy,” he says but adds he’s not normally the rougher sort.
Cound says he signed with an agent after deciding to branch beyond voice acting, which includes many different character impersonations from Trailer Park Boys' Bubbles to Mrs. Doubtfire.
“I’ve been doing them all my life; I like to play around. No drive-thru in town is safe from me because every time I order I use a different voice,” says Cound with a laugh.
While he may have his fun sharing voices, Cound says there are limitations as an actor in Kamloops. Since he’s keeping it as his part time gig for now, he makes regular trips to the coast for roles but plans to pursue the career further after his retirement from Canadian Pacific Railway.
His auditions have ranged from movies to smaller TV shows to headliners such as “Hell on Wheels.”
“I retire in nine years so this is something that I can pursue professionally (afterwards),” says Cound.
The actor will appear in the “Paper Moon” episode of Supernatural. The airing date of the episode was not confirmed by press time.
To hear some of Cound’s impersonations, listen to this:
Audio Credit: Dennis Cound - voice123.com
Dennis Cound's impersonations
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