Dee Bradley Baker's "Basics of Going Pro in V.O."


This site is for anyone interested in the art and career of voice acting. You’ll find here a uniquely comprehensive, practical and free resource designed to help both beginners and as well as more experienced aspiring voice actors. 

I’ve distilled everything I’ve learned in over four decades of performing and over two decades of earning a living as a voice actor in television animation, commercials, video games and movies in Los Angeles. I add new content regularly while continuing to polish the old.

Many seem to see voice acting as a quick and easy path to big bucks that anyone can learn. In reality, this is fantasy. I hope to show you VO is both an art and a business that selects for talent as well as business smarts. It can be fun and it requires years of hard work to become a pro. 

For beginning actors, I’ve provided ideas on how to start. For the few that find it enjoyable and find they have the talent, personality, focus, business sense and patience that it takes to successfully pursue voice acting as a career, I hope what I’ve learned provides you a bit of a short cut to the hard (and fun) work ahead.

If you are new to voice acting with little or no experience (or are just curious): Read my pages “Starting from Zero,” “Acting Classes?,” “VO Myths,”  “FAQs.” Most everything on these pages should be relevant to all beginners, whether you live in Nowheresville or a Big City, whether you are clueless or confident, young or old. If you’re interested in trying voice performing, dive into the pages grouped under “Voice Acting Academy.” 

If you already have some experience in voice acting: Read the rest of my site as well. I lay out the nuts and bolts of things like making a demo, auditioning, getting an agent and handling the ups and downs of an acting career. 

After giving my site (as well as posted comments) a careful read, if you’ve still got a voice over question, ask it!  If your question is not already addressed and is relevant to others, I’ll try to answer it.

Have fun, best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!

Dee Bradley Baker

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  1. I [live far from LA, NY, etc] and was hoping to try and get Paid Voice Work Online. A lot of people have recommended me to try [an online VO site that charges a lot of money to audition].

    • I have never nor would I ever pay someone to “let me” audition. Voice acting isn’t a career machine where you put money in and get money out like an ATM. It’s about becoming an actor. If your interest is founded in getting money you may want to seek another career or at least give my site a more careful read.

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