Penny Abshire

Penny Abshire HeadshotPenny Abshire is a born actor! In addition to being a classically trained concert pianist and performing since the age of 7, she also has extensive experience in theater.  She has a natural talent for acting and communicating with audiences of all sizes. She was also trained as a dancer and performed professionally for many years.

At the tender age of 47 (after being introduced to the world of VO at one of Jim Alburger’s introductory classes) Penny joined Jim at as a writer, voice talent, and producer of award-winning radio commercials. She co-teaches The Art of Voice Acting Workshops with Jim, and is the co-founder and executive producer of the VoiceOver International Creative Experience (VOICE). She is a gifted director, coach and author who is passionate about guiding others along the path to their dreams.

Penny is also the founder of Positive Thinkers UNITE! Her positive and upbeat personality has been a beacon of light to many who often struggle with maintaining a positive attitude in this crazy business. She has been an inspiration to many. She has also been deemed “The Mom of VoiceOver.”

Penny is the recipient of the prestigious Omni Intermedia Award for excellence in copy writing, a Communicator Award for production, and multiple Silver Microphone Awards for performance, among others.  She is also a respected and sought-after professional speaker on a variety of subjects and the author of the very popular E-book, Demo and Marketing Magic for Voice Actors.

Contact Information

Penny Abshire
VoiceActing Academy
13639 Freeport Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129 U.S.A.
Phone: 858-484-0220
Email: or

Visit Penny's Websites: - full digital audio production services - Corporate Communication Coaching - the world's only truly International convention for voice actors - landing page for services from VoiceActing, LLC - Penny Abshire's voiceover site - voiceover for technical, medical, and science narration