You’ll find some interesting thoughts about the ups and downs of voice acting in this post at the Voicemarket.com vblog. One of the best insights is this quote about why not to include a photo of yourself on your demo (or web site):
“In a word,” says agent Jack Browne, “Looks. As an agent, whenever I’m helping one of my clients sound out a demo tape, I always try to discourage them from including a photo of themselves. Anyhow, part of the beauty of the form is that one voice can suggest such a wildly different array of physical appearances. Including a photo shatters that vital illusion.”
Ouch. Sometimes the truth hurts. This, for example, is why you’ll find no copies of my “good face for radio” anywhere on this site.
The article isn’t long and well worth a few minutes of your time. Read the whole thing.