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SHOULD I BECOME A VOICE ACTOR?   

Are you considering a career in voice overs?

A voice over career requires a well-rounded set of skills.

The blog article How to Become a Voice Actor walks you through some of the most critical considerations (including vocal skills, tech requirements and business acumen) that aspiring talent should understand in order to have a fulfilling career as a voice over artist.

DOES MY LOCATION MATTER AS A VOICE ACTOR WORKING ONLINE?

As a voice actor working online, your location is irrelevant when it comes to your ability to obtain work. This freedom is a considered to be a huge benefit to working in the voice over business. It really does not matter where you live to be a voice talent, so long as you can record from a professional-grade studio and you’re able to deliver audio files to your clients online.

With services like Voices.com, most clients will contact you directly and have you record in your own studio. After completing a job, you would send the finished work to your client via email or FTP.

If you are doing the work through Voices.com, you will be able to deliver the final audio to your client by uploading it within your Voices.com account.

WHAT IS A METRO AREA AND WHERE ARE THEY?

Some clients may still wish for talent to come into a studio to record. To make sure you’re not missing out on these opportunities happening near you, it's a good idea keep your mailing address up to date and list your metro area under ‘City’ in your public address.

Note that listing your metro area is not required but it is recommended. Please don't list an area you are unable to travel to. The option to choose a metro area is provided as a means to indicate that you are interested and able to travel to a studio and record in that space. Therefore, you should never list that you are within a metro area that you do not live in. 

North America

Metropolitan area

Country

Atlanta

United States

Austin

United States

Baltimore

United States

Boston

United States

Charlotte

United States

Chicago

United States

Cincinnati

United States

Cleveland

United States

Columbus

United States

Dallas–Fort Worth

United States

Denver

United States

Detroit

United States

Guadalajara

Mexico

Guatemala City

Guatemala

Havana

Cuba

Houston

United States

Indianapolis

United States

Kansas City

United States

Las Vegas

United States

Los Angeles

United States

Mexico City

Mexico

Miami

United States

Minneapolis–St. Paul

United States

Monterrey

Mexico

Montreal

Canada

Nashville

United States

New York

United States

Orlando

United States

Philadelphia

United States

Phoenix

United States

Pittsburgh

United States

Port-au-Prince

Haiti

Portland

United States

Puebla–Tlaxcala

Mexico

Riverside-San Bernardino

United States

Sacramento

United States

San Antonio

United States

San Diego

United States

San Francisco–Oakland

United States

San Jose

United States

San Juan

Puerto Rico

Santo Domingo

Dominican Republic

Seattle

United States

St. Louis

United States

Tampa–St. Petersburg

United States

Tijuana

Mexico

Toluca

Mexico

Toronto

Canada

Vancouver

Canada

Washington

United States

Europe

Metropolitan area name

Country

Amsterdam metropolitan area

Netherlands

Antwerp

Belgium

Athens

Greece

Barcelona metropolitan area

Spain

Belgrade

Serbia

Berlin

Germany

Bilbao

Spain

Birmingham (West Midlands)

United Kingdom

Bremen

Germany

Bristol

United Kingdom

Brussels-Capital Region

Belgium

Bucharest metropolitan area

Romania

Budapest metropolitan area

Hungary

Cardiff

United Kingdom

Copenhagen

Denmark

Dnipro

Ukraine

Donetsk

Ukraine

Dublin Metropolitan Area

Ireland

Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Region

Germany

Greater Glasgow

United Kingdom

Greater Manchester

United Kingdom

Greater Oslo

Norway

Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Germany

Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Finland

Istanbul[f]

Turkey

Katowice metropolitan area

Poland

Kazan

Russia

Kharkiv

Ukraine

Kiev metropolitan area

Ukraine

Kraków metropolitan area

Poland

Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai

France/

Belgium

Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Portugal

Liverpool/Birkenhead

United Kingdom

London metropolitan area

United Kingdom

Lyon

France

Madrid metropolitan area

Spain

Marseille

France

Metropolitan Stockholm

Sweden

Milan metropolitan area

Italy

Minsk

Belarus

Moscow metropolitan area

Russia

Munich

Germany

Naples metropolitan area

Italy

Newcastle-Sunderland

United Kingdom

Nice

France

Nizhny Novgorod

Russia

Nottingham-Derby

United Kingdom

Nuremberg Metropolitan Region

Germany

Odessa

Ukraine

Paris metropolitan area

France

Perm

Russia

Porto Metropolitan Area

Portugal

Portsmouth-Southampton

United Kingdom

Prague

Czech Republic

Rhein-Nord[l] (Düsseldorf - Neuss)

Germany

Rhein-Süd[l] (Cologne - Bonn)

Germany

Riga

Latvia

Rome metropolitan area

Italy

Rostov-on-Don

Russia

Rotterdam

Netherlands

Ruhr area

Germany

Saarbrücken - Forbach

Germany/

France

Saint Petersburg

Russia

Samara

Russia

Saratov

Russia

Seville

Spain

Sofia

Bulgaria

South Yorkshire (Sheffield)

United Kingdom

Stuttgart Metropolitan Region

Germany

The Hague

Netherlands

Thessaloniki Metropolitan Area

Greece

Turin metropolitan area

Italy

Ufa

Russia

Valencia

Spain

Vienna

Austria

Volgograd

Russia

Warsaw metropolitan area

Poland

West Yorkshire (Bradford - Leeds)

United Kingdom

Wrocław

Poland

Zagreb

Croatia

Zürich metropolitan area

 Switzerland

Łódź

Poland  


DO I NEED TO JOIN THE ACTORS UNION?   

You don't have to join a union to be a voice over talent. However, there are certain benefits and perks that members enjoy through their union membership. To find out more information, contact unions like SAG-AFTRA directly or visit their websites.

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