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“HOW DO I GET INTO
Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive resource covering the art, craft and career of voice acting!
This site is for all levels of ability- from those utterly new to voice acting to amateurs to working pros. You’ll find no fees and no adds- just practical, encouraging insight.
I’ve distilled for you what I’ve learned from my over three decades as a professional voice actor in Hollywood, as well as five decades of live performing.
Whether you’re looking for an exploratory overview or a career-expanding deep dive, you’ve come to the right place!
Check back often for frequent updates and additions!
–Dee Bradley Baker
Those new to voice acting and all curious amateurs should start by reading my FAQ and VO Myths pages.
If you are new to acting check the pages under the “Starting from Zero” dropdown menu above.
More advanced performers :
More experienced performers will find specifics on advanced topics like how to make a demo, how to audition, what happens in a session and how get an agent, as well as broader discussion of the career of voice acting for those suited to it.
Pandemic/ Work from Home Pages!
COVID has rendered VO fully mobile! For my Working from Home pages CLICK HERE.
For a new page for experienced performers ready to start: CLICK HERE.
After giving my site (as well as posted comments) a careful read, if you still have a voice over question, post it (below)!
If my site doesn’t already address your question ask it, and if it is relevant to others, I’ll try to answer it.
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I have a family relative who works in LA as a director. Do you think having a relative working in show biz will help you whether she knows anything about voice over or doesn’t?
Any connection can potentially help, but it’s ultimately more a matter of talent, perseverance and luck.
What’s your opinion on taking voice acting classes?
I like the idea of getting acting/audition insight from someone who has worked a lot and still does. Agents or casting/voice directors who teach may offer helpful overview/insight (again, I’d prefer a good resume’ and currently working) but for the art- the acting- I’d seek insight from another actor who is also a good teacher.
Being a black woman what shot do I have at voice acting?
You have a shot as good as anyone else’s. It’s about talent, persistence and luck.
Is it a good idea to add background music to a demo to show a director to make it more impressive?
It’s best to leave VO demo production to an experienced engineer who produces great demos. https://iwanttobeavoiceactor.com/your-demo/
[Are} actors with autism are allowed to get into […] voice overs? [Can I send you my demo?]
See my FAQ’s 10a and 16. https://iwanttobeavoiceactor.com/faqs/