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 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’ve tried to include everything I could think of and I add new content regularly.

If you are new to voice acting with little or no experience: Read my pages “Starting from Zero,” “Acting Classes?,” “VO Myths,”  “FAQs,” and if you’re still interested, dive into the pages grouped under “Voice Acting Academy.” 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 already have some experience as a voice actor: Read the rest of my site as well. I show you what I’ve learned about things like making a demo, auditioning, getting an agent and how to handle 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.

For most who are bold enough to try it, acting will never be a money-making proposition. It’ll just be something fun to do– a hobby. And there is nothing wrong with that! But for the few that have the talent, focus, business sense and patience that it takes to “go pro,” I hope this site provides you a bit of a short cut to the hard (and fun) work ahead as you advance towards earning a living as a voice artist.

Best of luck and maybe someday I’ll see you in the studio!

Dee Bradley Baker

169 Responses »

  1. I’ve found tons of great books, sites, youtube channels and more that talk on end about the theory and performance side of voice over. However, when it comes to the business side of things, I find a lot of people glossing it over. Outside of Bill Dewees’ youtube channel (which gets deep in to the nitty gritty), I’m coming up dry when trying to strengthen my business knowledge. I really want to learn more about entertainment business before taking the step in to professional work, so my question is: What resources or general resource topics should I look into to get my business game on par with my performance side?

    • If you want to learn more on how the entertainment industry works, subscribe to Variety and/or the Hollywood Reporter. Aside from what I mention about the realities of being an entrepreneurial freelance actor, I don’t know of other specific resources, nor have I needed one. I did read a book on marketing theory once (general business– not directed at actors) that I found very interesting. I would mention that the business end of acting can easily become too much a focus– some newer actors see getting into The Biz as essentially one big schmoozing game of self-marketing and networking. This will only get you so far, in my opinion, which isn’t that far. While it is important to pay attention to the changing business realities of this line of work, I don’t want you to lose the focus on making a habit of strengthening the art of what you do, no matter where you are in your career. That is the best long-term business strategy.

‹ Older Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

© Dee Bradley Baker 2015

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 292 other followers

%d bloggers like this: