Setting the Scene
Becoming a voiceover actor: It all began one day in October 1990…well, we can skip a bit.
After graduating from Florida State in 2013, I was at a loss as to what to do! I went through school believing I’d play French horn in the London Symphony Orchestra one day. Though I finished my music degree, I decided it wasn’t for me.
After a summer of seriously considering military service and existential crisis, I decided why not voiceover? It always intrigued me, plus acting in general, since middle school, watching anime, watching behind the scenes extras to movies like The Lord of the Rings. So why not?
So I Went For It
I started to learn different voiceover styles and genres from various teachers. Suddenly I discovered a world of helpful, warm people, incredible voice talents, and fun times. My sister and I as kids kept up a nightly story, involving characters from favorite series, and I realized this was “doing the story,” as we called it, in real life and for money! And I’m now in Los Angeles, veritable capital of animation, a dream come true, ready for even more voice acting work than Dallas and Orlando, my previous homes, provided.
How it Comes Together
You see, I use not only acting training but years of classical music education to achieve nuanced performance. To be a French horn player, you have to know nuances! After years of band and orchestra, you’ll also find me easy to direct; now you’re the conductor of this voiceover actor!
Music trained my ear to learn and act in accents easily. The list broadly includes several English accents such as Yorkshire and Cockney, Scottish, Irish, Australian, Russian, French, Japanese, Punjab, and American ones. I also speak French and Japanese and continue to study languages in general as a hobby (working on Spanish now).
More Personal Details
Let’s start with my love of travel. My list of visits includes many countries, given my short life, such as Tanzania, Japan, the Bahamas, places in western Europe, the UK, and Canada. I also lived in various places of the US. I was born in Houston, a kid in Las Vegas, and since then Orlando, Dallas, and now Los Angeles!
I’m a huge nerd, so in my spare time, you can find me playing RPGs or puzzle games, reading fantasy books, watching anime or movies, or playing with my cat Huck. I do yoga and walking and drink a lot of tea too, so there’s a healthy tree-hugger side too.