I think most people think that for a man to be in voiceovers you have to have this big booming Don LaFontaine voice.  While l do not to dispute the man's greatness, because he was great, but I don’t believe every voiceover project calls for that kind of a voice.  

Over the past few years I've taken part in many workshops, read books and trained with great people like Voice Coaches and Terry Daniel.  One thing that I've come to realize is that there is a niche out there for guys like me that don't have that big booming movie trailer guy voice.   I feel I'm a pretty versatile voice actor but many of the jobs I get hired for are for 'the guy next door" style or sound.  When clients are looking for that “real person” or “believable” sound.  So rather than run from that, I've decided to embrace it and have been fairly successful. 

I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s okay to be yourself.  The longer I’m in this business the more I realize the one of the keys to success is ton not try to mimic others, but to bring more of yourself into the work.  I think this applies in any field.  We all have God give gifts and talents and our own unique way of doing things.  I say embrace your uniqueness and see what happens.

Paul Hernandez, The Guy Next Door Voice