American Idol’s Blake Lewis
American Idol’s Blake Lewis was always a fan of voice over as a kid. Growing up in Bothell, Washington, he was always mimicking people-- he had a knack for impressions and sound effects. When he got into high school Blake found out that beat boxing was a legitimate skill and he dove in head first. Blake believes that beat boxing, voice over, sound effects and singing all bleed together because they are all ways of using the same instrument - the human voice!
Right out of high school Blake started touring with bands and it wasn't until a friend at a video game company asked him to come in to record some voices that he started to think about voice over as a career. Just as that was happening, he got on American Idol.
After all his musical success, Blake is now expanding into voice over once again. He has a huge range and no filter, which makes him uberly fun to be around, but he needs his coach to reel him in for commercial voice over. Alyson Steel coaches him in setting the boundaries and playing within those boundaries. He is learning how to use the attitudes from his characters in his normal speaking voice to help color his commercial reads.
Blake Lewis is launching his voice over career and so can you. Download the Insider's Guide to Voice Over Success Home Study Course to learn how. Click here to download.