How to Become a Voiceover Actor

Voiceover Actor Job Description

Voiceover actors use their vocal abilities to narrate a film or bring a character to life in an animated production. They read scripts for movies, video games, internet voice files and programs, cartoons and advertisements. Steady employment for voice-over actors is rare, and most work on a per job basis. 



Voiceover Actor Job Duties

  • Study script during auditions, and wait for turn to record
  • Follow script directions and listen for subtle changes
  • Analyze scripts and make quick changes based on director’s instruction
  • Follow strict timelines
  • Use natural or altered voice for certain characters
  • May use voice to promote product or service during for an advertisement



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