Voice, Breath, Songs

Episode #50 From Radio Host to Landing a Role in Heroes

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BIO of the Artist

Retiring after 36 years in radio, David H. Lawrence XVII moved on camera and has been seen and heard on Cars, The People vs. OJ, Lost, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, The Unit, CSI Chuck, Good Luck Charlie,  Ant Farm and is best known as the creepy evil puppet master Eric Doyle on NBC’s Heroes. Lawrence is Backstage Readers Choice Favorite voiceover teacher with his vo2gogo.com classes. He created the go-to app for actors rehearsal.pro.

What he shares on this episode:

It is never too late to try new things. This is very true for our guest who is in his 40s when he decided to be an on-cam actor. In 2003, he studied, attended workshop, get an internship and volunteered so he could learn what he needs to learn in this business. After four years of doing this, he booked Heroes. In today’s episode, listen in as Ariane and David tackles the challenge of a beginner artists face until now.

On this episode:

  • How David moved from radio to the movie business
  • What is the three-legged stool
  • David’s secret sauce of success
  • Tips on how to find a mentor
  • Opportunities for Voice Over Gigs
  • David’s advice on what equipment to have
  • How to start doing Voice Over works
  • Discover the Abraham Lincoln Method

Key takeaways:

  • Actors are notoriously poor; not only money but also food, information, and guidance
  • If you do more of what works and less of what doesn’t, you can’t help but become more successful
  • Find a mentor who knows what they’re talking about
  • With performing all you do is wake up with the idea that you want to be a performer, and declare yourself as a performer
  • When you’re first getting started don’t overspend
  • Voice over is easy but it is more effective if you know what you are doing
  • “If I had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes of that hour sharpening my ax.” – Abraham Lincoln
  • It makes short work of what you’re setting out to do, if your tools, training, and your attitude is great
  • “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” – Picasso




Connecting with David:


Voice Over Website

David’s App


Check out this episode!