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I Still Find Voiceover Work to be Just as Exciting and Challenging

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

July 24, 2014

Sam Garles voice actorAs a trained actor, comedian, and improviser in a lower population area, it was difficult to find opportunities in my area to work on my craft.

After receiving my degree in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa, some stints in Shakespeare companies around the country, and some time in Los Angeles, I returned home to Iowa to take care of my mom, start an improv company, and get some fresh air.

Voice over work has always something I've pursued, but finding opportunities to audition, especially for my voice type (conversational tone, characters, baritone) and my age range (21-35) has been difficult. Being able to sort jobs by age range and having the VoiceMatch system is definitely a big plus for Also, all the people I have interacted with on the site have been extremely kind and professional, which is very important to the overall experience.

Voice work is ideal for me because I can do it from home with just a few modifications to make a homemade studio, and a few quality pieces of equipment. It allows me to keep working on my craft even while away from the acting hubs on the east and west coast.

Having performed in everything from A Midsummer Night's Dream to Death of a Salesman, from the classical to the avant garde, I still find voiceover work to be just as exciting and challenging. And it doesn't require prohibitive rehearsal time, either.

I know my voice is being heard, which is more than I can say for the hundreds of headshots, resumes, and demo reels I've sent out over the past few years. And perhaps that's the best part of all.

Sam Garles

Related Topics: acting, comedy, improv, jobs, Sam Garles, voice overs,, work

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