Oct 18, 2015 « Back to Episodes

Kari Wahlgren PT1 EP185

Chuck and Stacey J. welcome the super fun and talented voice actor, Kari Wahlgren, known as the voice of Chloe Carmichael in The Fairly Oddparents, Tigress in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness and Little Suzy in Phineas and Ferb. Kari talks about growing up in Kansas and moving to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of being in the entertainment business.

She shares what she did right and wrong on her first voiceover demo and gives specific advice about what to do and not do when making a demo including following her mantra, “A bad demo is worse than no demo at all.” She stresses the importance of knowing yourself, your voice type, what you can actually book and how she discovered the range and versatility of her own voice.

She describes her approach to auditioning by using all the clues and information in the script as well as the importance of loving the process. She offers advice for what she thinks is essential to find success in the voiceover business today and how things have changed since she started. Kari explains how she got through the challenging times in her career including some of the survival jobs she had while she was breaking into the business.

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