David H. Lawrence XVII

David H. Lawrence XVII

After a 30 year career in radio, David H. Lawrence XVII moved to television, and has been seen on FX's The People vs. OJ, ABC's epic series LOST, CBS' legendary CSI, The Mentalist and military thriller The Unit, NBC's spy comedy Chuck, Good Luck Charlie and ANT Farm on Disney, Touch and The Finder on FOX, and is best known as the creepy evil puppet master Eric Doyle on NBC's smash hit Heroes.

His film career includes on-camera and VO work on Cars 3, Straight Outta Compton, Men in Black III, Pizza Man, The Changeling, The Hulk, Iron Man, Percy Jackson, Unstoppable, Too Big to Fail, A Special Relationship and countless others. His acting site is https://davidhlawrencexvii.com

Lawrence helps actors create their own voice over careers with his award winning VO2GoGo voice consultancy, and has been BACKSTAGE's Readers' Choice for Favorite VO Teacher and Favorite VO Demo Producer for four years in a row. He also teaches regular VO classes monthly in Los Angeles and online, and voicework workshops at various studios around Los Angeles via https://VOHeroes.com

Lawrence has voiced over 100 audiobooks, and teaches specialized courses in audiobook production, with a concentration on ACX and Audible work, and teaches the ACX Master Class at http://acxmasterclass.com/

Lawrence created the 5-star rated industry standard Rehearsal® Pro app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, allowing actors and VO talent to have a digital rehearsal studio right in their pocket. Details are at https://rehearsal.pro

On radio, the Emmy-award winning and Clio-nominated Lawrence hosted The David Lawrence Show, Online Tonight, and anchored The Net Music Countdown, heard on over 300 radio stations and both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. Lawrence was at the forefront of the podcasting revolution, having delivered daily RealAudio and MP3 "podcasts" via email from early 1994.

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David H. Lawrence XVII
  • Meet David H. Lawrence XVII: Actor & Coach

    with David H. Lawrence XVII, Actor, storytelling coach, technologist | VOHeroes.com | Rehearsal® Pro
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    Who is David H. Lawrence?
    What is Vo Heroes?
    What is rehearsal pro?
    Where can I learn about vo acting?
    How can I be better at voice over?

  • What Are The Most Important Qualities Of A Voice Over Actor?

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    What voices book the most in the voice over industry?
    What do I need to become a successful voice over artist?
    Do you have any tips on how I can be a better voi...

  • What Does A Voice Over Agent Look For In A Potential Client?

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    Will an agent teach me how to be a better VO actor?
    Can I ask my agent for tips on VO?
    How do I get feedback from my agent on all my auditions?
    My agent doesn't...

  • Do My Voice Over Auditions Need A Watermark?

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    Should I use a watermark for my VO auditions?
    What is a vo watermark?
    How can I avoid my VO audition being stolen?
    Why not use a vo watermark?
    What is the harm ...

  • How Good Does Your Home Recording Quality Need To Be For A Voice Over Audition?

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    How can I make sure my home recording is good enough?
    What is industry standard for home recording?
    How do I setup my home studio?
    Is my home studio good enough...

  • Where Do The Majority Of Your Voice Over Jobs Come From?

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    Who gets me work in voice over?
    Can I get my own voice over work?
    What are ways I can attack my own voice over clients?
    How do I turn my love of voice over i...

  • Is There A Way To Reduce Mouth Clicks In Voice Over?

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    Are my voice clicks distracting the listener?
    How much should I clean up the vocal ticks in my vo reads?
    What is throat coat?
    How do green apples help a vo arti...

  • Do I Need Business Cards For Voice Over Work?

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    Are business cards a necessity in vo work?
    What layout should I have for my vo business cards?
    Do you have a vo business card?
    Why would I need a business card ...

  • How Can Voice Over Artists Use Social Media?

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    What social media platform should I use for voice over?
    Who is my audience on social media for my voice over career?
    What is my social media messaging as a voic...

  • Can I Have A Voice Over Career With A Thick Accent?

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    Is it bad to have a thick mid western accent?
    Will my heavy southern accent be a hindrance in my vo career?
    Does my english accent hurt my vo career?
    Do I need ...

  • Should I Join SAG-AFTRA For Voice Over Work?

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    How does SAG-AFTRA improve my voice over career?
    Do I need to be in SAG-AFTRA to do voice over jobs?
    Does SAG-AFTRA cover voice over work?
    Why do I need SAG-AFT...

  • Do I Need A Website To Work In Voice Over?

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    Do I have to have a website to be vo career?
    When is it time to get a website for my vo career?
    What should I put on my vo website?
    What do you recommend I incl...

  • What Voice Over Schools Or Teachers Do You Recommend?

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    What is VO Heroes?
    Where can I do classes for VO?
    Should I go to VO Heroes for VO classes?
    Who is the best teacher in Los Angeles for VO work?
    Should I do class...

  • What Pages Do I Need To Include In My Voice Over Website?

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    How should I design my website for VO?
    What is the best layout for my VO website?
    How many pages max should I have for my voice over website?
    What info do I nee...

  • Who Are The Top Ten Best Voice Over Agents In LA?

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    Should I go to a boutique voice over agency?
    Do I need a big voice over agent?
    How big an agency should I aim as a new voice actor?
    How do I get the best vo age...

  • What Should I Wear Or Not Wear To A Voice Over Recording Session?

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    What materials should I avoid wearing?
    Is jewelry ok at a voice over session?
    Do I need to take out my piercings at a voice over recording?
    How should I dres...

  • Is There A School Online To Learn About Voice Over Work?

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    What online services would you recommend to learn voice over?
    What is VO Heroes?
    What should I learn about to be a better vo artist?
    How do I get my head aro...

  • For Longer Reads Are There Strategies To Avoid Exhaustion In Voice Over?

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    How can I protect my voice when doing audio books?
    How long should I go before I rest vocally?
    I have to do a 25 hours audio book gig - help!
    How long am I expe...

  • What Kind Of Voice Over Work Can I Get For Myself Without An Agent?

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    Can I get work without an agent?
    Can I make money in VO without an agent?
    Can I create my own content as a VO artist?
    What kind of content can I create as a VO ...

  • Do Audio Books Offer Residual / Royalty Payments Or Is It A One Time Fee?

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    Do I get residuals for audio books?
    How do I get paid for audio books?
    Can I get paid by the hour for audio books?
    How much do audio books paid?
    What is royalty...

  • Is There A Standard / Minimum Compression Rate For At Home Voice Auditions?

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    What is an eq?
    Why is a compression rate?
    What is my compression rate?
    What are the technical requirements for industry standard audio book recording?
    How do I ...

  • Should I Slate In Character For My Voice Over Auditions?

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    How should I slate?
    Should I be authentic to myself in character?
    Should I record my slate before or after my slate?
    What tone should my slate have?
    Should I be...

  • Should I Add Sound Effects To My Voice Over Auditions?

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    Can I sell my voice more in auditions with vocal effects?
    Can I jazz up my vo auditions with exciting music?
    What sound effects should I add to my VO auditions?...

  • What Does Per Finished Hour Mean?

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    What is stipend books?
    What is paid for production?
    What is per finished hour referring too?
    Do I get paid per hour of studio time for audio book recording?
    How...