The Top 20 Funny Voices Behind Your Favorite 90’s Cartoons

I loved cartoons when I was a kid. I grew up in the 90’s, and now that I’m a voice actor, I’ve come to realize that there are actual PEOPLE behind those awesome characters (many of those people voicing multiple characters). So I’ve compiled a list of 20 voice actors who voiced many of my favorite cartoons and probably yours … Read More

Official Poll Results: What Is Our VO Job Title?

One of the hot button topics in the VO community is this:   What do we call ourselves? or What is our job title?   Recently, I posed this question in a Facebook VO group called Voice-Over Friends:           I posed it from the non-audiobook narrator/live announcer side of the VO perspective. Those job titles are … Read More

Hank Azaria of ‘The Simpsons’ Lives Out My Voice Over – Baseball Dream

I’m jealous. Hank Azaria, the voice actor behind some of the most famous animated characters of all-time on “The Simpsons,” recently lived out a dream of mine: He got to announce a major league baseball team’s lineup. And on top of that, he got to do it using some of his voice acting chops. On “The Simpsons,” he’s the voice … Read More

5 Predictions: How Facebook Hashtags Could Be HUGE For Voice Over

There has been some potentially BIG NEWS for the voice over world, especially voice over talent (in my hopeful opinion). Facebook just announced that it is rolling out the use of searchable hashtags much like Twitter has been using for years.   What’s a hashtag?   For those of you not using Twitter (I sure hope you are and you … Read More

How To Motivate Your “CEO” Identity

The root of what motivates us.   Dan Pink, the author of five best-selling books about the changing world of work, presented 3 factors that greatly motivate us in the workplace. This motivation is especially prevalent when dealing with more complex tasks. In your case, it is your identity as  “CEO” in your business. This is my favorite identity (even … Read More

How To Motivate Your “Accountant/Bill Collector” Identity

Don’t get mad.   I hate baked potatoes.   Instead of citing some psychological research this week, I am going to be citing my own anecdotal, unique to me experience about hating baked potatoes. I’ve given you lots of options for motivating your other voice over identities based on loads of psychological research. If you’ve been reading the other parts … Read More

How To Motivate Your “Voice Over Talent” Identity

In part 1 of this blog series, I focus on your first and main identity as a professional voice over talent: Voice Over Talent. For most of you, this is why you got into voice acting. In my opinion, there are three main tasks for the “Voice Over Talent” identity:   Create. Do. Improve.       Create.   As a “Voice Over Talent”, … Read More