Randy Schell, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Voiceover Actor, Dies During Sky Diving Accident
Randy Schell, a seasoned voiceover actor, died Saturday after a skydiving accident in Houston, Texas. Schell, whose voice could be heard on various commercials and promotions for television shows including Fear the Walking Dead, was an experienced skydiver.
Schell collided in air with another diver after both had deployed their parachutes. The two divers, who were in the sky with a group of other skydivers, both sustained injuries, although Schell’s, unlike the other jumper’s, were fatal.
Skydive Spaceland, the company in charge of the skydiving trip, released a statement concerning the accident.
“Both jumpers had made at least one successful skydive earlier that day, had hundreds or thousands of skydives each, and were jumping their own parachutes systems. Both jumpers deployed their parachutes normally and collided afterward. They sustained injuries in the collision and/or on landing, and one did not survive. Weather was not a factor,” the statement read.
While Skydive Spaceland did not reveal the identity of either jumper, Schell’s long-time representative Jenny Josby confirmed his death.
“He had a golden voice, he knew what to do with it,” Josby told KHOU 11 News. “He was a constant professional. Everyone loved working with him. He was also a brilliant producer and engineer. He was a great friend, a great man, and a great client.”
Schell worked for many big names in the industry over the course of his career doing various types of voice work.
He was the narrator for the courtroom reality TV show Judge Alex as well the voice for Texas Justice. Schell also was once the promo voice for seven of the Fox Sports regional networks, according to randyschell.com.
Also according to the late actor’s website, Schell voiced national advertisement campaigns for Amdro, Seagate, HP, Goodyear Aviation, and the U.S. Air Force.