Mike Patton On His Darkness 2 Work: “I’m Just A Tool”

At Comic-Con 2011, we had the chance to sit down for a brief interview with legendary musician and The Darkness 2 voice actor Mike Patton. We learned some surprising facts about his approach to voice work, but did you know he called himself a tool? It’s true!

Of course, he didn’t mean it like you think he did.

GF: …Do you find any similarity between your voice work and the covers you’ve done?

MP: No, I wouldn’t say that. Most of the cover work I do musically, I try to put a stamp on. I don’t see the need to do it note for note, I try to get my hands dirty and mess it up. Voice acting is a lot closer to the vest.

GF: So not a lot of improvisation?

MP: Absolutely, I’m taking a lot more direction. I’m just a tool.

Given the immense variety of his musical work I had assumed he would go into voice acting with the same kind of approach but of course, Mike Patton is not just a super artist, he’s also a consumate professional so it makes sense that he’d go into someone else’s project differently.

For more from Mike, be sure to read the entire interview.

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