How I Got Started In Voiceovers
I skimmed over the fine print in Boston University's Theater Department view-book and arrived on campus shocked to learn that freshman were not allowed to audition for any of the stage productions. Brimming with outrage and chutzpah, the first week of school I showed up unannounced at the door of a theatrical agent and asked if he could help me find acting work. As I still needed to attend classes, the agent started to send me out for commercials.
After I booked several jobs, SAG and AFTRA notified me that I was now a must-join. So, I gladly paid my union dues and began working steadily all through college doing voiceovers, radio spots and on-camera commercials.
After graduation, I moved to New York City and met a wonderful agent and mentor, Angela Dipene of CESD, who guided my career through my 20's, 30's and early 40's and basically taught me everything I know about acting in commercials and voiceovers.