Today on the show, award-winning voice actor David Kaplan joins us from his studio in New York to share about his career in voice over, the studio microphone he shares in common with the great late Don LaFontaine and what it takes to be successful every day as a full-time professional voice actor.
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Hi there and welcome to Vox Talk, your weekly review from the world of voice over. I’m your host, Stephanie Ciccarelli from Voices. You may have seen a flurry of activity on the Voices social channels over the last couple weeks announcing winners of the Voicey Awards. In today’s episode, we’ll be talking about the awards and also hear from David Kaplan, winner of the Best Male Voice Actor award, who joins me on the line from his studio in New York.
If you’ve not heard of the Voiceys before, these awards are given out by Voices.com each year to recognize voice actors for their hard work, talent, and success!
The Voicey Awards are unique compared to typical performance awards in that winners are decided based on internal data from Voices showing us rising stars in their respective voice over specialties.
Voice actors and coaches often advise honing your skills for the niches you’re best suited for. If there was ever a product of successfully implementing that advice, it is winning a Voicey Award.
As you, voice over isn’t just about having a great voice. We say this all the time. To be successful in voice over requires talent to be not just a voice artist but a recording engineer with a business mindset. In addition to remarkable talent, these technical and entrepreneurial traits are also exemplified by Voicey Award recipients.
So, you could say success in voice over boils down to the melding of artistic, technical, and business talent to rise to the top of your game.
And with that said, let’s jump into our interview.
David Kaplan has been a professional voice actor for over 16 years and a member of Voices since 2009. Since joining the site, he’s completed over 2700 jobs on the Voices platform, received over 2000 5-star reviews and worked with some of the world’s biggest brands. Most recently, David received the 2021 Voicey award for Best Male Voice Actor. To give some background on the award David won, the Best Male Voice Actor award is given to the male voice actor who booked the most jobs on Voices over the course of the year, in this case during 2021. David, welcome to the show!
And that’s the way we saw the world through the lens of voice over this week. Thank you for listening and for being part of our community here at Voices! Thank you to our guest, David Kaplan for making time to visit with us today.