The first reaction I got to my voice acting was, “You suck.”
But I love a challenge, so I set out to prove the guy who said that wrong. Or better yet, that I could get work even if I did suck…which I totally did.
So I learned and trained and strong-armed my way into voice acting, and I got pretty good. Probably because, as a writer, I understand copy…and clients…and consumers.
These days, people hire me a lot.
So now that guy can eat shit.
But he’s dead, so I guess I’ll let him off the hook.
DISCLAIMER: I’m not disrespecting the dead. I adored the dickhead who said I sucked. He was my first boss in advertising and he taught me a ton. I wouldn’t have a writing or acting career without him. But he WAS an asshole. Which he would take as a compliment. So unclench your butt cheeks.
Anyway, the roles I get most often are: mom, girlfriend, snotty receptionist, sarcastic friend, and sometimes the script will even say, “Lynda Crotty type”. That’s when you think you’ve arrived…until your role goes to someone else. Weird ass business. But I have just enough self-loathing to stick with it.
Listen to my voiceover demos below.
Created for internal use only.