Computer Games, Radio

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:

  • Some Haystacks Don’t Even Have Any Needle (album of poems) – Reader – 1970
  • Spider-Man: A Rockomic (Buddah Records) – Peter Parker/Spiderman – 1972
  • Babbitt (LA Classic Theatre Works) – Paul Riesling, Jake Offutt, Archiblad, Barkeeper, Narrator – 1987
  • Once in a Lifetime (LA Classic Theatre Works) – Lawrence Vail – 7-26-1987
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller (BBC Radio and LA Classic Theatre Works) Deputy Governor Danforth – 1988
  • The Beauty Part (LA Classic Theatre Works)
  • O Dad Poor Dad, Etc. (LA Classic Theatre Works) – Director – 5-8-1988
  • We Hold These Truths (Firesign Theatre) – Reader -1991
  • Tales of Chekov (LA Classic Theatre Works) “The Inadvertence”, “The Chorus Girl”, “Enemies” – Adapter, director, reader – 1992
  • McTeague (LA Classic Theatre Works) – Narrator – 1993
  • Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? by Eric Bentley (LA Classic Theatre Works)
  • The War of the Worlds 50th Anniversary
  • Lazarus Laughed (Bay Area Radio Drama) – Caligula – 1995
  • Inside by Millicnet Dillon (Bay Area Radio Drama) – Reader – 1999
  • “Knock” by Frederic Brown (Radio 2000X, Hollywood Theatre of the Ear) – Walter Phelan – 2000
  • “A Sleep and a Forgetting” by Robert Silverberg (Radio 2000X, Hollywood Theatre of the Ear) Mike, the professor – 2000
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Otherworld Media, Children’s Museum of Los Angeles) – The Scarecrow – 2000
  • Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (excerpt) by Tom Wolfe (Symphony Space literature series) – 2008

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)
  • “The Big Cat” by Louise Erdrich (2015)
  • “Madame Lazarus” by Maile Meloy (3-19-2016)
  • “Tobormory” by Saki (4-6-2016)
  • “The Deep” by Anthony Doerr (11-3-2016)
  • “The King of the Elves” by Philip K. Dick (11-19-2016)
    (a bonus recording of this story from 2019 was posted online)
  • “The Invisible Collection” by Stefan Zweig (4-1-2017)
  • “There was Once” by Margaret Atwood (5-11-2017)
  • “In Paris” by Ivan Bunin (6-24-2018)
  • “Who Am I This Time?” by Kurt Vonnegut (3-23-2019)
  • “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, which was archived at one point on 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).

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

René on Your Computer or Game Console

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) … 1996
  • Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned (as taxi driver/bigot) … 1999
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Fallen (as Odo) … 1999
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (as vampire Janos Audron) … 2000
  • Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2 (as vampire Janos Audron) … 2000
  • Command and Conquer: Renegade (as Dr. Ignatio Mobius) … 2002
  • New Legends (as Topo, Kang) … 2002
  • Legacy of Kain: Defiance (as vampire Janos Audron) … 2003
  • God of War (as Talos) … 2005
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (as Karl Schafer) … 2009
  • Fallout: New Vegas (as Mr. House) … 2010
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (as Karl Schafer) … 2011
  • Skylanders Superchargers (as Pomfrey Lefuzzbutton) … 2015