Bob Deyan Loses Battle With ALS

deyanIt is with profound sadness that I announce that Bob Deyan lost his battle to ALS, this morning.  Bob was truly a pillar in the audiobook community, as is his wife, Debra.

Bob has produced more than 10,000 audio books. In the process he directed celebrity readers such as Richard Dreyfuss, Craig Ferguson, Raven Simone, Maalcolm Jamai Werner, Kareem Abdul-Jaber, Alice Cooper, Dudley Moore, Juliet Mills, Ed Asner, Patrick McNee and recorded Milton Berle, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Mantegna and many more.

Bob was recently awarded the Life Time Achievement award from the Audiobook Publishers Association (APA) for his work in the audio book industry.

In addition to more than 25 years in the audio book business, Bob has had experience as a television director, videographer, photographer, voiceover/radio talent and operations manager for a Los Angeles based radio station.

In early 2013, Bob Deyan was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

As a tribute to Bob’s life, Debra founded the Deyan Institute—a voice-over and audiobook narration school now in the process of becoming a not-for-profit organization. Top talents in all genres teach at the Deyan Institute.

Bob’s dream was to raise $1 billion to help find a cure for ALS. Every donation and every friend and loved one who signs up to walk beside the team on October 19th, 2014 is helping to make that dream a reality. Please take a moment out of your day to contribute or become a team member. Now, more than ever, we are reminded of how many lives would be affected by a cure for ALS.

Learn more about that HERE:

Bob, you are loved more than you can possibly know.

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About Julie Williams

Julie Williams has voiced thousands of commercials and narrations, and eLearning scripts, as well as many other voice-overs. She is an active audiobook narrator, and was a 2012 Audie Finalist. Julie has also taught at such notable events as VO2013, The VoiceLympics Cruise, and multiple VOICE Conferences. She is a nationally recognized voiceover coach, and has coached hundreds of talent worldwide to reach their full potential. Julie is available for private coaching via Skype for a limited number of students.


  1. I narrated my first book for Deyan Audio. I was new to the business and had no idea what a force Deyan Audio, Bob & Debra were. Of course, I was as nervous as I could be. Bob could not have been kinder or more supportive of my efforts . A real gentleman. My condolences to all. Eric.

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