With all the activity and business in people’s lives these days, finding time to relax and read can be hard to come by. This is why the popularity of audiobook publishing continues to grow dramatically across all genres. Audiobooks are popular because they allow people to enjoy a good story at times where reading a book is not possible such as driving or working out at the gym.
When an author wasn’t to make an audio version of their book they will need to find skilled voice actors who do voice overs. These are the people who will read the book and do the voices for the characters and read the story just as a parent would read a story to their children. There are many options available for how someone can find a voice actor to work with.
One popular option is to go a search online with one of the best websites for voice over work. From there, you can read bios and resumes from voice actors and can also look at the listing of demos and see who has posted to create a voice reel sample of their work. So with a little research it can be easy to find voice over actors for your audiobook needs!
From cartoons to on hold messages to video games, professional voiceovers are everywhere. Voiceover actors can be seen in several industries across the work force. However, these actors typically work in entertainment and enter the homes and hearts of Americans in countless ways. And though we often take these voices for granted and assume the seamless voiceovers and characters for granted, a lot goes on behind the scenes of these recordings.
Here are a few fun facts about voice acting and their voiceover recording jobs:
Patrick Star from Spongebob is Voiced by a Giant
Patrick, the dumpy, sort of dumb starfish from the beloved children’s show, Spongebob, is voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, who looms feet over most people because he is a legal giant.
Lilo and Stitch Voiceover Star Plays Terrifying Samara
Remember the girl that had you convinced that you were going to die in seven days after watching a VHS tape? Well as it turns out, Daveigh Chase is the same voice that plays Lilo in Disney’s beloved “Lilo and Stitch”.
Television Star Bryan Cranston is a Regular in the Voiceover World
While Cranston is typically known for his roles in the live-action “Breaking Bad” and “Malcom in the Middle,” he has a long-standing history in the male voice talent world. He has been featured in many cartoons, such as “Batman,” “Robot Chicken,” “American Dad,” and many others.
Mr. Krabs’ Voice Actor Has a Long History of Corruption in His Roles
The voice of everyone’s favorite cash hoarding restauranteur and crab from “Spongebob Squarepants” isn’t only known for his role on the beloved cartoon. Rather, voice actor Clancy Brown is also known for a more serious role 20 years earlier, when he played a corrupt prison guard in Shawshank Redemption.
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