A very dear friend, golf addict, and past G.O.L.F. board member, along with being one of the entertainment industry's best-known voiceover
artists, Harlan Rector's unmistakable voice, has introduced some of the most popular movies, radio and television commercials, and
videogames ever made. Additionally, Harlan was the signature voice of The History Channel during its first four years on the air from
1995 to 1999. Voiceovers were Harlan's second career.
He began his first career as an artist in an animation studio making industrial
training films and then made the jump to advertising. As an art director and producer for more than 20 years, Harlan created ad campaigns
and won awards for some of the largest agencies in New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles. His voiceover talent was discovered in LA when
he voiced a demo for a Honda presentation. He left art directing, moved to New York, and the rest is voiceover history.
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While in New York, Harlan was inspired to create, write, and produce L.I.G.H.T. (Living In God's Hands Today), a dramatic radio series
based on true-life spiritual experiences of ordinary people whose lives were changed through the glory of God. The series aired on
faith-based radio stations throughout the country won an Angel Award for excellence in broadcasting and is currently being developed
as a television series. Harlan also donates L.I.G.H.T., in a CD album or via podcast, to prison libraries where inmates can be inspired
by listening to stories of how God works in the lives of His people.
Today, Harlan resides in Florida, and at an age when most are
enjoying retirement, he's going strong with more projects than ever. Harlan still does voiceover work in his specially-designed in-house
studio, and he's also rediscovering his artistic roots, creating portraits with oils, pastels, and watercolors. He's an accomplished
caricaturist having captured some of the most famous celebrity faces in the entertainment business.
Harlan has also written and produced
"A Taste of Heaven the Musical"—a joyous and heartfelt musical journey through the life of Jesus Christ. This is a play-within-a-play
that he felt inspired to create as an expression of his faith and desire to share with others. He's also created a fascinating book
titled, "Once Upon a Corner in Detroit," that features 64 celebrity caricatures he drew from life, their bios, and the interesting
back story of his inspiration.
Harlan is a wonderful brother in Christ. He’s a rare breed that actually walks the talk. Our organization
has been abundantly blessed by him and feel it’s only fitting we name this media center in his honor.
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