“The Loud House” Season 4 returns in May on Nickelodeon and we got the wonderful opportunity to interview Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond, mother and son duo who lend their voices to the show. Grey voices Lola, Lana, and Lily Loud while Tex voices the star of the show, Lincoln Loud. “The Loud House” was nominated for a total of three Emmy Awards – Outstanding Children’s Animated Series, Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program and Outstanding Music Direction And Composition.
Bringing to life some of the show’s lead characters are mother-son duo Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond. Grey is a voice industry veteran who lends her voice to Lola, Lana, and Lily Loud and Tex voices Lincoln Loud. The pair record together at Nick’s studio in Burbank.
Tex And Grey
BSCKids: So how is it working together on “The Loud House”? And how does it feel to voice siblings instead of your normal mother son relationship?
Grey: Ha! Well, he’s way more mature than I am sometimes…so having him play my big brother doesn’t feel like that much of a stretch!
Tex: I give great advice!
BSCKids: What has been the funniest thing that has happened while you have been recording?
Tex: Sometimes my mom tries to help direct me, and I’m like, “Let’s leave this to the director, shall we?”
BSCKids: How do you get into character to do your recording?
Tex: It’s easy for me, because I feel like Lincoln and I are similar. I have a 2-year-old sister and a 4-year-old brother, so I’m used to a certain amount of craziness and diaper disasters at home!
Grey: He’s a very sweet big brother, as is Lincoln! Sometimes I get confused as to which sister I’m playing! It’s hard to keep all of those “L-names” straight!
BSCKids: What does a normal day of recording usually entail?
Tex: My dad usually picks me up from school and then we go straight to Nick to meet my mom! I’m usually starving, but the studio has great craft service…and candy…which I only eat a very sensible amount of?
Grey: Don’t eat a bunch of candy, honey!
BSCKids: Besides “The Loud House”, name some of your other favorite characters you have voiced?
Tex: I’ve done guest roles on “Glitch Techs” and I play Astro on a show called “Super Wings” that my baby brother loves! I also play Fangbert on “Vampirina”!
Grey: I loved playing Vicky on “The Fairly Odd Parents” and Sam on “Danny Phantom”. I also have been the voice of Daphne on “Scooby-Doo” for over 20 years. And I’m the new Redhead on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland! Lots of redheads! Ha!
BSCKids: In one sentence, why should people tune in to watch “The Loud House”?
Tex: Watch “The Loud House” if you’d like to see a family that REALLY loves each other and sticks up for each other no matter what!
Grey: That was good, Tex. Same.
BSCKids: If you could guest star on one live action Nickelodeon show, which one would it be and why?
Tex: THE NEW “ALL THAT” SHOW! I have been a fan of sketch comedy forever and I make a ton of funny YouTube videos with different characters…wigs. I’m such a fan of “SNL” and Keenan Thompson. If would be AMAZING to do that show!
Grey: I don’t do live-action! Ha, I guess I’ll wait and see if Tex can get me a part on ALL THAT if his dream comes true!
BSCKids: You must love being able to work with your son. Is there anything you feel that you have to do a bit differently as a parent because you work together?
Grey: I have to be more prepared than I normally am, so I don’t set a bad example. I also have to watch my mouth a bit more…sometimes I’m naughty.
BSCKids: How do you feel that Lola and Lana voices are different? Can you describe what it takes to go between the two of them? With Lily not really talking that much yet, do you actually get lines for her or more of you do what you feel the scene requires?
Grey: Thank goodness, they color-code the highlighter because it can get confusing! With Lily…I just say “poopoo” with different inflections depending on the scenario!
BSCKids: Do you feel like you have anything in common with Lincoln? How would you feel having 10 sisters of your own?
Tex: Well one thing I totally have in common with Lincoln is that the kid who plays Clyde is REALLY one of my REAL-LIFE best friends! HI ANDRE!
I would definitely not want 10 sisters. Two siblings is crazy enough!
BSCKids: How do you fit in the rest of your hobbies and school with the voice acting that you do?
Tex: Well my art is important to me. I’m constantly drawing and posting pics to my Instagram (@texhammond. Sorry! Shameless plug!) and I recently cut back playing video games to only a few hours on Saturdays, so I feel like I have enough time for homework, acting and drawing now! For a while, it was a little nuts…but its way better now! Balance!