Can you ever be too old to get started in voice acting?
How old is too old?
Are there any limitations that age may impose upon someone who wants to use their skills as a professional voice over artist?
Hear the concerns of one of our senior voices here at Voices.com and share your thoughts in today’s VOX Daily.
How Old is Too Old?
Contributed by a Broadcast Veteran
I’ve been a news broadcaster for 40 years now in both radio and television… from small market to the network level. During those years I have dabbled in voice overs and have done on camera work on the side.
A couple of years ago I decided to get more involved in voice over work. I have a home studio now with professional quality gear and an announce booth. Although I haven’t made a big marketing push yet I have been getting gigs here and there.
What I want to ask you all is:
How old is too old for voice over?
I am now 65 years old and have this little voice in my head nagging me with questions such as:
à¹ “Hey, aren’t you too old to get into the voice over game?”
à¹ “If people figure out my age, will they ignore my auditions?”
à¹ “Should I try to keep my age under wraps at all costs?”
à¹ “Could my age actually be a plus in certain voice over niches?”
I would love to know whether other voice actors share these concerns, and if so, what they’ve done about them.
What do you think? Is it ever too late to get into voice overs? What factor or factors does age play in determining if you should consider a career in voice acting?
Looking forward to hearing from you,