“HOW DO I GET INTO VOICE OVERS?”
“How do I become a voice actor?” “How does the voice-over biz work?” “How do I get from amateur to pro?” “How do I make a demo?”
I’ve created this site to offer you my full answer to these and many other questions I often hear by distilling what I’ve learned from over two decades of voice acting in television animation, commercials, video games and movies in Los Angeles. Much of what I have to say applies to on-camera acting as well.
If you are new to voice acting, start by reading my pages “Starting from Zero,” “Classes,” “VO Myths,” “FAQs,” “Workout” and “Research.” Whether you live in a Nowheresville or a Big City, whether you are inexperienced, young or old, my advice is the same and pretty much all I have to say is here. (Check back often– I continually add new content while I polish up the old.)
The rest of my site offers the more advanced aspiring voice pro ideas to improve your skills, save you time and hopefully up your odds of sustained career success. I also offer my take on navigating life as an actor.
You will find no short cuts here because I don’t believe any exist. Many are disappointed to learn that there is no quick or easy path to going pro, even for the few suited to it. It is up to YOU to find your own way, pay your dues and persevere. That’s the part I can’t help you with.
Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker