“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 do I 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 over two decades of working 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 with pages “Starting from Zero,” “Classes,” “VO Myths,” “FAQs,” “Workout” and “Homework.” Everything will apply 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.)
The rest of my site offers the more advanced aspiring voice pro ideas to improve your readiness and hopefully up your odds of sustained career success by pointing out missteps to avoid and what I think you should shoot for with your demo, auditioning, getting an agent and how you handle yourself as you navigate your career. I hope my site saves you time and effort.
Above all, your progress depends on talent, 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. The road can be long and hard, but if acting is fun for you– if you love it–that won’t matter.
Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker