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Meet Collin Miller of MaxConners in Burbank

Today we’d like to introduce you to Collin Miller.

Collin, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As an aspiring voice actor, I got started like most…in the corner of a room with drywall, I got at Lowes, a mattress, a mattress cover, a lot of blankets, and a microphone attached to a stool. I had been doing funny voices all my life, but was usually scared off by reading about “just because you have a good voice or can do funny voices doesn’t mean you can be a voice actor.” Finally, I realized that if I don’t do SOMETHING about the fact that I love to voice act, I would regret it forever, even though I had all but finished my bachelors in computer science. It turns out that my girlfriend Michelle Lam, who was a Cal Arts student at the time had to make her final film for her fourth year and that my voice fit one of her characters really well. I was cast, and the rest is history. Now I am growing my social media and trying to put out as much meaningful content as possible. I have met absolutely wonderful people so far that have helped me more than I expected and I would not be anywhere without them.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Surprisingly, yes? I have been getting a lot of support from everyone I know and most people online. I guess sometimes a door you think is nailed shut can just be gently pushed open. Not to say it has been easy, I just know that I am lucky to have the people I know and grateful for everyone’s support. If I had to name a struggle, it would just be setting up a good voice acting studio that isn’t held together with duct tape and gravity.

Alright, let’s talk business. What should we know about your career so far?
My business would be in acting, and at the moment more specifically in voice acting. My specialty would be my range of characters and voices, from dark, low, and heavy all the way to high and light. As of now, I am still finding my voice, so my goal to set myself apart from others is to stay consistent, instead of glowing hot for a year and petering out.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Fun question. On an existential level, I am on the fence about this because my only thought is to have started earlier. As it’s true I would love to have been doing this since I was a kid professionally, I think that I have grown a lot by experimenting with different careers and seeing what else the world has to offer so I don’t get “the grass is greener” syndrome.

On a realistic level, I wish I had learned how important consistency and imperfections are. It is SOOO important to just get things out there even though they are imperfect because usually down the line you don’t think they are as rough as they were.

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Michelle Lam

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