“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 an agent?” “How do I make a demo?” “Where and how do I even start?”
If you have questions about voice acting, you have come to the right site. I’ve created for you a thorough, practical overview of the craft and career of voice acting by distilling everything I’ve learned from four decades of performing and 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, begin by reading pages “Starting from Zero,” “Classes,” “VO Myths,” “FAQs,” “Workout” and “Homework.” Most everything should be relevant to you, whether you live in Nowheresville or a Big City, whether you are inexperienced or already on your way, young or old. (Check back often– I continually add new content while I polish up the old.)
With the rest of my site, I show the more advanced aspiring voice pro what to shoot for with your demo, auditioning, getting an agent and how you handle yourself as you navigate your career. I also discuss pitfalls of success and things to avoid.
Beyond talent, your career’s progress depends on ambition, persistence, and much “paying of dues.” There are no short cuts to the hard work ahead, even for the few that are right for this line of work. But if acting is fun for you– if you love the process and the people– none of that will matter.
Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker