Ever since I was a child I have always been enthralled with cartoons.  It was like my imagination playing right before my eyes.  As I've grown I've noticed recurring voices in many of my favorite shows and started gaining respect for these voice actors and the marvelous jobs they do with each character.  Even as video games progress they become more cinematic and employ great voice actors and even big name actors to voice over the characters (i.e. Liam Neeson in Fallout 3).

I think it would be a really fun career and would like to know more about it, maybe even learn how someone like myself could get started in the industry.  So I was perusing the "So You Want My Job" articles to find if this job has already been covered.  Sadly, no.  So twofold purpose in my post;

1) Are there any voice actors out there that would be willing to get with Brett McKay about doing a "So You Want My Job" article?

2) Any tips on how a starry-eyed hopeful can get a solid start into this business?

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I don't know any voice actors but I do know a voice coach, the husband of a good friend of mine.

I've trained in his studio to help polish my voice for my radio show; it's fascinating how doing certain things can totally change how you sound, the quality of your voice. He does train people aspiring to get into the business, prepares a sound portfolio for them in addition to instruction.

From what I know it is a very competitive business, and a lot of hucksters out there claiming otherwise. So be careful, and if that's what you truly want to do go for it.

Good luck!

I've never thought about a voice coach, but that does make a world of sense.  Thankfully I have a good career at the moment, so maybe I'll check it out on a more hobby level.  No need to quit my day job.

I recommend acting classes; you get voice instruction built in. It also seems all the voices in cartoons are actors nowadays.

I volunteer at a local radio station, and get lots of advice and experience on the mike without any investment except that of my time.

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