How to become a voice actor

The short answer: Do improv regularly and move to Los Angeles.

The longer answer:

++People to learn from++

Richard Horvitz

Nancy Wolfson

Crispin Freeman

Voices Voicecasting

Garden of Sound

Mick Wingert

Bill Holmes

UCB Improv

Dialect Coaches

Dialect 411

Accent Colors

Demos That Rock

Voice Over Resource Guide

Melissa Cross

++Pro Tips by Me++

My Pro Tips Blog

++Words to read++

Interview I did for Tom Taylorson’s VO class

4 Things You Need To Accept During the Audition

I Want To Be A Voice Actor!

Erin Fitzgerald

Steve Blum

Inside a Video Game Voiceover Studio

Talking While Female

Randy Coppinger

Juan Bagnell

Voice Over Voice Actor: What It’s Like Behind the Mic

The Art of Voice Acting

The Art of Asking

How Ben Schwartz Hustled His Way Into An Acting and Writing Career

Why No One Likes your Art (or acting, or music, or writing): 26 Reasons

Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

Robert Eggers on how to become successful in entertainment

How do you get in?

oh Lorde, deliver me from Fucking Joan

Behind The Voice Actors

Stars Getting Rich Off Fan Conventions

Make Some Noise! Getting a Job Creating Sound and Music for Videogames

++Interviews to listen to++

The Voice Behind

Interviews with Sound Designers and Voice Actors by The Sound Architect UK

VO Buzz Weekly

Troy Baker & Nolan North Talk Voice Acting Misconceptions

Matt Mercer at Ayacon

How the Narrator of ‘Jane the Virgin’ Found His Voice

Spend a day in the studio with Double Fine

Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal on Out of the Blue

George Clooney, “The product you’re selling is you.”

Bryan Cranston, “I was going into auditions trying to get a job.”

“I can do anything,” with @SomeAudioGuy Juan Bagnell

I Know That Voice

Mental Training on Confidence

Interview with Randy Coppinger on DesigningSound.org

Wonderland: A Short Form Doc on Creative Commerce

That’s what the money is for!

Tori Amos “Course on Creativity”

Angry Boy by Mindless Self Indulgence

Listen to everybody’s VO demos ever.

++Where to get experience++

Voice123.com

VoiceBank

++Things to know++

Taft-Hartley Act

Financial Core

How to go Financial Core with SAG-AFTRA

Everything You Wanted To Know About Fi-Core But Were Afraid To Ask

++How to get set up at home++

Build a VO booth in your closet, by Crabcat

Using moving blankets to create a makeshift VO booth

Put foam panels on the walls, it makes a huge difference. I recommend using T-pins to hang them, not adhesive.

If you can afford to buy foam, buy a set from an audio retailer. Any old foam not for intended for acoustic treatment can create weird reverb!

Producing Professional Voice Overs At Home

Voice Processing – Extreme EQ with Randy Coppinger

How to use a shotgun microphone for VO

Vocal Booth

Whisper Room

Studiobricks

++Gear to buy++

Sweetwater

++Software to edit with++

Audacity

Garageband

Reaper

Sound Forge

Pro Tools

++How to get better at it++

Practice

Patience

Time