Voice-Over Voice Actor

A Peek Into The Secret World Of The Voice Actor

Interested in pursuing a career in VO? Curious what goes on behind the scenes in a business where people talk funny for money? This book offers a fun and comprehensive look at what it takes, what goes on and what it’s like behind the mic from two working pros who started from scratch.

Voice-Over Voice Actor: The Extended Edition

This entirely updated and revised edition of the original award-winning book features several additional chapters on topics including the sound stage for motion capture and performance capture, remote recording, as well as an appendix workbook. Complete with a new foreword by veteran voice-wizard Rob Paulsen and with new anecdotes from leading industry giants, VOVA: The Extended Edition gives readers an enchanced fun and comprehensive look at what goes on and what it's like behind the mic.


(Still) The coolest book on Voice-Over out there!

Packed with all the great information from the first edition but expanded to comprise even more details and additional new material including:

• The ins and outs of auditioning
• Vocal warm-ups and exercises
• Tips for reading copy to maximum effect
• Hints to help you stand out
• Advice for setting up your own home studio
• Keys to marketing yourself: demo > agent > job
• What to expect when you book the job
• A bonus workbook to hone your skills
• Performance capture, podcasting, & more!

What Other's are Saying About VOVA: The Extended Edition:

“I’ve been in this business for years, and I still learned so much from this book. Full of essential info, and packed with useful tips and tricks, this is required reading for anyone interested in becoming a voice-over actor.”~ AshlyBurch, Actress – Life is Strange, Horizon Zero Dawn, OK. K.O.!

“This was one of the first books I bought when I started my journey into voice-over, and has been by far the most helpful. To have this kind of information from two of the most successful people in the business in a single book is absolutely invaluable.” ~ Cissy Jones Lin, Actress, BAFTA Winner for Firewatch, Destiny 2

“Have you ever met beautiful, intelligent, thoughtful humans who are successful in every aspect of their lives, not just their chosen professions? Wouldn’t you like to know what it is they do so you might be able to incorporate some of their successful habits into your life, and who knows, maybe achieve your dreams, as well? Wouldn’t it be great if they wrote a book in which they shared their experiences and advice, helping you to achieve your own success? Well, lucky you. I’m talking about Tara and Yuri and VOVA, if it isn’t clear. And if it isn’t clear, boy, oh, boy, do you ever need this book.”~ Roger Craig Smith, Actor, Sonic the Hedgehog, Planes, Assassin’s Creed

“A delightful and insightful book filled with firsthand knowledge of this crazy business called voice-over from two of the finest vocal performers I know. But don’t be fooled. I wholeheartedly agree with Tara and Yuri in that VO is not just using your vocal skills and talents: this is an ACTING JOB!” ~ Kris Zimmerman Salter, Director, Metal Gear Solid series iv

“In my opinion, there simply is no better book out there for someone who’s looking to get into voice-over. Required reading in my classes, and a joy to go through. Want to know what it takes? Start here.” ~ Jeremy Hall , Director, Casting Director Insomniac Games, Professor at NY Film Academy

“No two actors are alike. But the skills, techniques, and methods to be successful are universal. Voice-Over Voice Actor shares the intimate truths and secrets of one of the most exciting and rewarding professions in the world. This is required reading for anyone who wants to further their acting career, or understand what it’s really like to step behind the microphone.” ~ Keith Arem, PCB Productions, Director, Call of Duty, Persona



Available for Kindle and MOBI readers, the ebook edition features hotlinks throughout the text.



Read by authors, Lowenthal and Platt, the audiobook offers the listener a chance to get the fun and wisdom of the book with the additional feature of having the original warm-up mp3 included.

For supplemental images that accompany the chapters in the updated book, please feel free to download them here if you’ve already purchased.