5 Voiceover Agencies to Amplify Your Success

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Looking to kick your voiceover career into high gear? While it’s possible to start voice acting without experience or an agent, landing representation is the best way to climb the VO ladder. The best voice acting agencies will connect you with gigs, help you grow in your career, and provide support along the way—plus, they have a stellar reputation in the industry. Here are five agencies with celebrity clientele and offices all over the country to get you started.

DPN Talent

Founded in 2007, DPN is headed by talent president Jeff Danis and is the largest supplier of voiceover talent in the U.S. The agency represents cartoon series titan Tara Strong, whose credits include “My Little Pony,” Timmy on “The Fairly OddParents,” and Bubbles on “The Powerpuff Girls,” as well as Elizabeth Daily, who voiced Tommy Pickles on “Rugrats,” and recently lent her voice to “Avengers Assemble” and “Curious George,” the TV series. Mel Brooks, “Futurama” star Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, and Mark Hamill are also clients. In addition to representing voiceover talent, DPN works with puppeteers and has a youth division run by Vince Lebica. The agency launched an on-camera division in 2012.

TGMD Talent Agency

Broadway star and Tony nominee Megan Hilty is represented by TGMD, as is Peter Cullen, who provides the commanding sound behind Optimus Prime in the original “Transformers” series and the voice of the world’s favorite sad donkey, Eeyore, in “Winnie the Pooh.” Steve Tisherman founded the parent agency in 1972 with the legendary voiceover actor Don LaFontaine as one of his first clients. Vanessa Gilbert, Kevin Motley, and Ilko Drozdoski took over in 2008 and added an on-camera division to the vocal departments, which have roped in Dodge, H&R Block, Comcast, Honda, Oscar Mayer, and Sears as partners. 

SBV Talent

President and founding partner Rita Vennari has over four decades of experience in the voiceover industry. Serving both on-camera and voiceover performers, SBV is based out of Los Angeles and boasts a client list that includes “Jane the Virgin” narrator Anthony Mendez, screen and voiceover actor Patrick Warburton (“TripTank,” “Family Guy”), comedian Hasan Minhaj, Rob Paulsen (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), and Tress MacNeille (“The Simpsons,” “Animaniacs,” and “Futurama”). 

WME Agency

This massive agency has a far reach in Hollywood, working with film and television actors, screenwriters, singers, musicians, directors, and more. In regards to voiceover, WME represents the heavyweights—from “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane and “The Simpsons” star Hank Azaria to screen actors with commercial and animated series experience such as Patrick Stewart, Angela Bassett, Bernadette Peters, Steve Buscemi, and dozens more. WME has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Miami, and London.

Atlas Talent Agency

With branches in both New York and Los Angeles, Atlas has its hands in animation, commercials, narration, and promotional work. The agency represents the voice of Winne the Pooh, Jim Cummings, as well as Lily Tomlin, Kathy Bates, comedian Nick Kroll, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tony winner Frank Langella.

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Briana Rodriguez
Briana is the Editor-in-Chief at Backstage. She oversees editorial operations and covers all things film and television. She's interested in stories about the creative process as experienced by women, people of color, and other marginalized communities. You can find her on Twitter @brirodriguez and on Instagram @thebrianarodriguez
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