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Stephanie Murphy

Manchester, New Hampshire

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Jeremy Rosenfeld

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Los Angeles, California

Commercial Demo 2020 Conversational, Amusing, Direct, Snarky, Flat, Millennial, Warm, Intimate

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All About Guy Next Door Voices

The guy next door is a character who lives next to another character, usually the protagonist, either in a neighborhood or in an apartment complex. The guy next door is friendly, down-to-earth and is good at communicating. He is also honest and can be very straightforward in how he talks. He is rather polite, ordinary, and can be shyer. He usually has a connection with the other character, either being a childhood friend or through being neighbors on friendly terms with the other character. He may be slightly above average in certain areas of life or present the guy next door image as a disguise for his true behavior. He can also be a character that contrasts other characters, like a strong, wealthy, or popular man who holds higher status in society.

The role of the guy next door

The guy next door’s role can differ depending on the age of the character and the genre of the story. The guy next door in a scene where he and another character are children will often have a more playful, happy, and carefree tone to it. The guy next door is usually friends with the other character throughout much of his or her life, sharing many of the same educational and leisurely settings and experiences. If the two characters share a romantic relationship, it may be a more awkward but wholesome teenage relationship or a romance between the guy and the girl next door in adulthood. If the guy next door is not a love interest, but rather a close platonic friend, she will listen closely and help her friend with whatever issues he or she is struggling with. The guy next door can also have other roles outside of solely being a guy next door, as his relationships with people who do not live close to him are not defined by the proximity and familiarity he may have with others in her neighborhood.

Examples of the guy next door in popular culture

Some examples of guy next door characters include Clark Kent and Peter Parker from Superman and Spider-Man, respectively. These two men are unassuming and simple citizens who have a private life and a hidden identity. Other examples include the television show Neighbours, which focuses on people in a neighborhood, and The Simpsons, which features Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders, both men who live next door to each other with relatively normal lives.