Dream Job Report
When I was young, I watched a lot of cartoons; they made me laugh and held my attention longer than any baby doll or toy car could. Part of me still has a strong appreciated for animated shows. Cartoons bring so much joy to children everywhere, and I want to be part of the process. I want to be a voice-over actor. All my life I’ve loved singing and making up different voices to make people laugh, so why not make a career out of it? The pathway to success in the acting industry is winding and hard; I’ll have to take classes, make demos, go to auditions, book jobs (LOTS of jobs), and try to eventually land where I want to work—PBS Kids Sprout.
The absolute first thing on the path to voice-over acting is taking classes. Jim Duncan, a meteorologist in Richmond, Virginia said, “[he] just got thrown into being on TV and in the studio. [He] wished that [he] had taken extensive classes prior to booking the job” (Duncan). This personal reflection shows just how vital training is to be comfortable in the industry. A person living in Texas or Tennessee will not have problems taking classes and receiving training, however he will have trouble booking a job and using those new skills effectively. The most logical places to live if a person wanted a voice-acting job would be New York City or Los Angeles, which comes as no surprise to most of us. One of the most famous and effective voice acting studios in the United States is located right in the heart of it all— Los Angeles (Bevilacqua).
W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91508
Since 1975, Hugh Liggett and Voicecaster have made connections for voice talent with producers and advertising agencies. It has the largest, most extensive database of voice actors, which ahs made the studio and its team a leader in the industry for the past 37 years. The studio offers classes at a range of different levels: beginners,