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Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, we talk to Cam Clarke, an ace voice actor who also happens to be from “The First Family of Song”, the King Family. We talk to Cam about growing up in the family business – where literally almost everyone was in on the act. Sometimes numbering 30 or more performers, The King Family defined wholesome American family entertainment from the 1950s until around 1985 when they headlined the second inauguration of American President Ronald Reagan, which was the last time the King Sisters performed together. We talk to Cam about a number of things including performing on television at age 5, being utterly mortified the family didn’t sell out The Hollywood Bowl when he was in third grade, his best and longest running character as the voice of Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the surprising connection his fans have with him at events like Comic-Con, his one man show Stop Me If I’ve Told You This : Child Star, Superhero & Recovering Mormon and more. We hear about dinners at long-forgotten haunts like Tail of the Cock in in the San Fernando Valley, his father Robert Clarke’s career in B-movies like The Hideous Sun Demon, guitarist extraordinaire & uncle, Alvino Rey, two members of his family founding, alternative rock band the Arcade Fire, the soundtrack to his brother’s Lex de Azevedo’s LDS musical Saturday’s Warriors and everything else in between. It’s all Cam all the time on this episode of the Rarified Heir Podcast.