I recently read an interview with Chris Pine, ya know the very talented young actor who successfully stepped into the skin of Captain James Kirk in the newest Star Trek film ?Pretty large shoes to fill by any stretch!
Chris Pine’s Dad was one of the stars of the TV series, CHiPs, and has worked as a character actor for decades. The interviewer asked Chris what kind of advice his father gave him when he decided to pursue an acting career.
I loved Chris’ answer to this question. He stated, “My father leads by example. I’m the son of a working actor…a blue collar actor. There are good years and bad years; the business is a fickle one. He stuck with it through thick and thin. I’ve seen every good and bad thing the industry has to offer. My parents were blue collar actors. Some years we had good money. Some years we had bad money. I had no rose-colored glasses regarding the business I was getting into.”
A good head and a wise man, that Chris.
How can this apply to a voiceover career? Ponder that!