Here’s a bit about me and why I made this site:
I was born in Indiana and grew up in Colorado. As a kid I loved sci-fi and horror movies, acting, running, astronomy, computers and reading sci-fi and fantasy. Never saw acting or performing as more than a hobby before my mid-twenties.
My folks were both teachers, my Dad, a celebrated trombonist.
I got a great liberal arts education at The Colorado College, studying German, biology and art and graduated with a degree in Philosophy emerging from college with no particular goals or aspirations at all. College had me acting and singing and open-mic-ing a lot, but I took only one acting class. Thank god.
After enjoying all kinds of performing for fun since second grade– on stage, on-camera and behind a mic– I improvisationally found my way to a full time acting career in my late twenties. I settled on voice acting exclusively in my mid thirties after moving to Los Angeles with my wife in 1993 just in time for the Northridge Earthquake.
I maintain this website because it’s fun for me. I like the feeling of saving everyone time (including myself) with this online compilation of all that I’ve learned over my four decades as a performer. I hope it’s a constructive and practical resource for those suited to voice acting- and for those who aren’t.
After a good run of success voice acting in L.A., I figured it was my turn to lend a hand to a new generation of performers in the most friction-free manner possible. I learned on the stage that acting is a voluntary family- a collaboration- you help each other out, the experienced share their insight– so here ya go!
It’s rare in this world to share what you’ve amassed by luck and sweat for free with others. But this is part of the DNA of a creative person. It’s good to be entrepreneurial but ultimately, what you create, what you learn, is a gift to be given and shared not merely sold.
I hope this site brings you clear-sighted insight and practical benefit. I wish you an enjoyable and lucky path towards becoming yourself!
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Check my “Dee’s Interviews & Podcasts” page for much more of me in audio and video formats plus a list of questions I’m often and never asked. Click here for an extended autobiography.
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