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Radio and Recordings

René's skill as a voice actor, familiar to audiobook listeners and to fans of animated films and television, also is evident in his many recorded and radio broadcast performances. They include:

  • Babbit
  • Once in a Lifetime
  • The Crucible (BBC Radio) (as The Grand Inquistor)
  • Are you Now or Have You Ever Been?
  • O Dad Poor Dad, Etc.
  • The Beauty Part
  • The War of the Worlds 50th Anniversary
  • Live from the Getty
  • Some Haystacks Don't Even Have Any Needle (1969?)
  • Spider-Man: A Rockomic (Buddah Records) 1972
  • We Hold These Truths (Firesign Theatre) 1991
  • Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (LA Theatre Works) 1994
  • Lazarus Laughed (Bay Area Radio Drama) 1995
  • Inside (Bay Area Radio Drama) 1999
  • Knock (Radio 2000X, Hollywood Theatre of the Ear) 2000
  • A Sleep and a Forgetting
    (Radio 2000X, Hollywood Theatre of the Ear) 2000
  • The Wizard of Oz (Children's Museum of Los Angeles) 2000

  • Selected Shorts (Symphony Space)
    "The Hugger and the Hugged" by Yaacov Luria (1992)
    "Goldberg" by Gabriel Josipovici (1993)
    "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe (1994)
    "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe (1994)
    (with Nancy Marchand, Isaiah Sheffer, and Harris Yulin)
    "Ulalume" by Edgar Allan Poe (1994)
    (with Nancy Marchand, Isaiah Sheffer, and Harris Yulin)
    "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe (1995)
    (with Isaiah Sheffer and Harris Yulin)
    "Subsoil" by Nicholson Baker (1995)
    "Minuet" by Guy de Maupassent (1997)
    "The Falls" by George Saunders (1998)
    "The Dead" by James Joyce (1999)
    (with Isaiah Sheffer and Fiona Flanagan)
    "The Drover's Wife" by Murray Bail (2003)
    "Swept Away" by T. C. Boyle (2004)
    "Just a Little More" by V. S. Pritchett (2006)
    "A Parisian Affair" by Guy de Maupassant (2009)
    "Privacy" by Richard Ford (2010)
    "Taste" by Roald Dahl (2010)
    "Smorgasbord" by Tobias Wolff (2011)
    "The Thrill of the Grass" by W. P. Kinsells (2012)
    "Christmas Morning" by Frank O'Connor (2012)

    You can order recordings of a few of the above stories at the Symphony Space website, in the following collections, as CDs or MP3 files:

    • "Just a Little More" in Food Fictions
    • "The Summer People" in Whodunit?
    • "Swept Away" in A Touch of Magic
    • "The Black Cat" in American Classics

    In addition, René's reading of "Minuet" is part of the program titled Unexpected Developments, archived at the WNYC website.

    (René's performance of "The Dead" in 1999, originally included on what Symphony Space called "Volume XIII" of their CD collections, may now be out of print.)

    Also, you can subscribe to podcasts of the Selected Shorts program at the website of National Public Radio and hear René's readings whenever they are broadcast.

    The radio programs "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been," "Knock," and "A Sleep and a Forgetting" are available for download at (search for "Auberjonois" in the "Narrator" category).

    When more of René's readings become available in the future, we'll post that information here.

René on
Your Computer

Do you enjoy computer games? Look for these titles, which feature René's vocal talents, at your local games retailer:

  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger (as Odo)
  • Gods of War (as Talos)
  • Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned (as taxi driver/bigot)
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen (as Odo)
  • Command and Conquer: Renegade (as Dr. Ignatio Mobius)
  • New Legends (as Topo, Kang)
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (as vampire Janos Audron)
  • Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 (as vampire Janos Audron)
  • Legacy of Kain: Defiance (as vampire Janos Audron)
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (as Schafer)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (as Mr. House)

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