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Voice Acting Sure Beats Plastic Surgery!

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

November 26, 2010

Comments (5)

Hollywood Boulevard signOne of the greatest things about voice acting and being a voice actor is that it doesn't matter what you look like.

Voice actors go about their daily lives without being recognized, scrutinized and have the luxury of selective fame.

Isn't it great to work in a medium where it doesn't matter if you've got make up on, how old you are or whether you're short or tall?

Join with me now and explore the many freedoms voice actors have in today's VOX Daily.

Hollywood's Got No Hold On Me!

If you're in business as a voice over professional, you don't have to worry about changing how you look to book a role or fitting a certain physical description to be considered. This realization can be very liberating and is one of the benefits of working behind the mic and not in front of the camera.

The demands of Hollywood only reach so far where a voice actor is concerned, and in the words of Canadian veteran animation voice actress and instructor, Stevie Vallance, voice over "sure beats plastic surgery!"

In voice acting, you'll find that the physical has next to nothing to do with it!

5 Reasons Why Voice Acting Rules

I'm sure you can think of more reasons than the following, but I thought I'd get us started and share five of my own ideas.

๏ Physical appearance matters very little
๏ Your roles can be as versatile as your voice
๏ Voice actors fuel animation
๏ Characters can live on for generations
๏ More opportunities for work in general

What Are Yours?

I'm looking forward to hearing about your thoughts!

Best wishes,


©iStockphoto.com/Richard Klotz

Related Topics: animation, benefits, character, Hollywood, Stevie Vallance, TV, voice acting


    Can you offer me some advice on a demo-be myself/or do a huge range of celeb and generic voices??

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thankyou! <3

    Posted by:
    • Rupert Bayldon
    • November 26, 2010 4:12 PM

      Hi Rupert,

      Thank you for commenting! Here are a couple of links that you might find helpful:


      Best wishes,


      Posted by:

        When I was a teen I had a lovely 1 time opportunity to be a voice over extra for a film. Five years ago, I made a decision that I wanted to pursue a new career in the voice over industry -- from becoming a voice over artist myself to learning about the business altogether. I took a very expensive voice over class which I believe I was taken for my money. No results has happened -- No recordings of the things I learned in the class let alone a demo was never made. That experience has left me feeling very discouraged and wondering if I actually had any talent at all.

        Would someone be able to recommend a very notable, reliable and professional voice over trainer (in the NYC area) that I can start from scratch with that will help me develop my voice? A legit voice over trainer who is currenttly active in this business and not greedy to take people on a lame ride for their money.

        Posted by:
        • Leidhi
        • November 28, 2010 9:28 AM

          ‎...as I've always said--when I get behind the mic, I can be ANYTHING...

          Posted by:

            This is one of the main reasons I took up voice acting, and as Herb said, it's not what you look like, it's what you sound like, or CAN sound like. I can look like a middle aged short balding guy, but I can sound like an entire room full of different people.

            This is why I love this so much.

            Posted by:
            • Joseph Loewinsohn
            • December 2, 2010 12:01 PM

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