What does a Voice Actor do?

Actors take on roles and and perform scenes in various settings. Often required to take on multiple roles, actors must be flexible enough to remember lines, read from cue cards, and create a performance that is suited for the contracted task. Actors may also be required to sing, dance, and modulate speech as required by different roles.

Actors do not need any formal degrees or training. However, formal training and prior experience may be beneficial. This can include a Bachelor's degree in theater or other related degrees, or training from known acting schools or coaches. Actors must have exceptional communication skills and be able to work collaboratively. This role may also require strong interpersonal skills and a notable ability to handle sudden changes.

What responsibilities are common for Voice Actor jobs?
  • Memorize and deliver script lines as necessary
  • Work collaboratively with other actors to perform scenes
  • Provide feedback and insight into the performance of a role
  • Practice lines and scenes both independently and collaboratively
  • Offer suggestions to directors regarding roles, scenes, and lines
  • Make necessary adjustments to acting as requested by
  • Arrange schedule to arrive on set when required
  • Travel to various different set locations for recording, as needed
What are the typical qualifications for Voice Actor jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in theater, speech, or other related fields may be preferred
  • Experience performing in front of an audience
  • Familiarity with different styles and schools of acting
  • Ability to memorize and deliver lines on cue
  • Openness to taking direction from directors and others
  • Capable of taking, processing, and utilizing critical feedback
  • Willingness to grow into a role and learn new ways to perform
  • Extremely flexible and able to work within high-pressure and high-stress environments
  • Can easily adapt to new situations
Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Voice Actor make?

$59,751 /yr
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Voice Actor Career Path

Learn how to become a Voice Actor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Entry Level Actor
Voice Actor

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5 - 7
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Voice Actor Insights

Read what Voice Actor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Walt Disney CompanyWalt Disney Company
Dec 13, 2022

“One of the highlights of working for Disney is the opportunity to bring beloved characters to life.”

Studio Creative PlayStudio Creative Play
Scare Actor
Aug 25, 2022

“It was nice and good experienced”

Liberty Mutual InsuranceLiberty Mutual Insurance
Movie Actress
Nov 18, 2020

“It was fun and it was a great experince”

Voice Actor
Sep 12, 2021

“Fun and exciting work with flexible schedule.”

Website Depot
Dec 20, 2022

“I guess I have to hire a lawyer for them to remove my personal info and my headshot.”

The Characters Talent Agency
Mar 31, 2021

“Great agents that really care about your career”

The Campbell AgencyThe Campbell Agency
Sep 20, 2022

“Great communication and investment in my career”

Meow WolfMeow Wolf
Oct 27, 2022

“Good benefit and company party’s and catered holidays.”

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Voice Actor Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Voice Actor

When working as a Voice Actor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Elicitation, Editing, Exercises, Excellent Communication, and Fluent IN Spanish.

The most similar professions to Voice Actor are:
  • Film Crew Member
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  • Music Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher

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