Bearsden boy’s starring role in Phineas and Ferb

Andrew Cross Phineas and Ferb
Andrew Cross Phineas and Ferb

A DREAM came true for a 12-year-old boy when he was chosen to voice-over one of the characters on popular tv cartoon series Phineas and Ferb.

Andrew Cross from Bearsden was one of six kids who recently travelled down to London for the recording at the Legendary Pinewood Studios.

And The High School of Glasgow pupil was one of the lucky two youngsters that will now hear their voices when the programme they recorded is broadcast next spring.

Andrew said: “I don’t know why my voice was chosen. They obviously liked it. My character was a barista in a shop selling cappuccino to teenagers. I had to record about two or three minutes which was six lines on a page.

“When I started I was quite nervous because you had to get the voice in time with the character. But I felt more confident as I got into it. It was fun.”

Andrew found out his voice chosen last Monday - on his sister’s birthday, and joins the likes of David Beckham, Jamie Oliver, Lennie Henry and Jonathan Ross who have all done one for the Disney XD Channel’s worldwide hit.

Asked about following in the footsteps of these people, Andrew said: “I feel I kind of know them in a way.”

As part of the trip Andrew also met the programme’s creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh.