“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?” “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.
Ultimately, no website, book, class or guru will transform everyone into a professional voice actor and mine isn’t the only perspective on this. Study and research may help, but your progress is more dependent upon your talent, your ambition 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.
If you are new to voice acting, start by reading my pages “Starting from Zero,” “Classes,” “VO Myths,” “FAQs,” “Workout” and “Research.” All you find here applies to you whether you live in Nowheresville or a Big City, whether you are inexperienced or already on your way, young or old. I’ve tried to include everything I could think of that might be helpful to the beginner. (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 to shoot for with your demo, auditioning, and how you handle yourself as you navigate your career. I want to help save you time in what will hopefully prove a long but fruitful journey.
Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!
Dee Bradley Baker