James Alburger

James Alburger

VoiceActing Studios.com
Voice Artist, Author, Dialogue Editor, Director, Editor, Performance Coach, Sound Editor, Sound Mixer and Voice Designer

San Diego, California

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August 2011
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About James

As a Voice Actor, James R. Alburger has gained a reputation for delivering exceptional voiceover performances on time and exceeding client expectations, for a wide variety of projects ranging from radio commercials to self-guided tour narration, to web learning, to dialogue, to specialized character voice work, to delivery of complex technical and medical scripts.

As a teacher and co-owner of the VoiceActing Academy in San Diego, he works with people who want to break into voiceover and provides continued support through, The Conductor’s Club.

As an 11-time Emmy winning audio producer, director, and copy writer through his production company, VoiceActing Studios, he works with business owners and advertising agencies who use radio advertising, and with other clients who want exceptional sound design, music editing, and audio production - including audio post-production and sweetening for video and film.

As a performance director for voiceover, stage, and video, James takes an actor’s initial choices to a new level through his understanding of the nuance of interpretation, delivery, blocking, timing, and character.

As an author, James has written what has become the standard reference book for the voiceover industry, The Art of Voice Acting.

As co-executive producer of the VoiceOver International Creative Experience (VOICE), the world’s only major convention for voice actors, James has gained a high level of credibility in the voiceover community for exceptional community service and event producing.

For more than 35 years James has worked with voiceover artists as a voice actor, director, performer and studio engineer in Los Angeles and San Diego. For 25 years, he was a director and audio producer Emmy Award - copyright NATASfor NBC in San Diego, receiving eleven Emmy Awards. Following his television career, James moved into professional voiceover and creative services with the establishment of and VoiceActing Studios where he received numerous Omni Intermedia Awards, the Communicator Award, and multiple Silver Microphone Awards for his work. He is currently an independent audio producer, voice actor, performance coach, professional speaker, author, and teacher.

In addition to his skills as a teacher, speaker, audio producer and creative sound engineer, James R. Alburger has more than 35 years of performing experience on stage (as a professional magician) and in the recording studio. His extensive knowledge and experience in radio, television, theater, communication, and sound design is brought together in his workshops and seminars to teach the skills needed to break into the business of voiceover and develop a successful voiceover career.The Art of Voice Acting by James R. Alburger

His critically acclaimed book, The Art of Voice-Acting, focuses on the voiceover performer as an actor. The internationally acclaimed book, used as a theater arts text book by more than a dozen universities in the U.S. alone, is the foundation for comprehensive workshop and seminar training in which James R. Alburger teaches his voice acting techniques with his partner Penny Abshire. James, and Penny also provide a training resource to help business executives and sales/marketing staff more effectively communicate their company's message to their audience.

James has also written one of the most comprehensive books on how to build a home studio for the independent voice actor, The VoiceActor’s Guide to Professional Home Recording and a pocket book titled How to Get Jobs for the Voices inYour Head designed to give anyone interested in voiceover the information they need to make an intelligent decision as to whether voiceover is something they should pursue.

When you’re ready to work with one of the “best in the business,” give James Alburger a call at 858.484.0220

Unique traits: Voice Actor, Emmy winning audio producer/editor, Performance coach, Talent director for voiceover and on-camera, Author of "the bible of voiceover."



  • VoiceActing Studios (1998-present)

    VoiceActing Studios (1998-present)
    Voice-over by VoiceActing Studios VoiceActor/Director

  • NBC (1973-1998

    NBC (1973-1998
    Television by NBC DIrector

  • VoiceActing Studios (1998-present)

    VoiceActing Studios (1998-present)
    Commercial by VoiceActing Studios Engineer/Editor/Producer

  • NBC (1973-1998)

    NBC (1973-1998)
    Television by NBC Audio Producer


  • Emmy for sound design/audio production (11)

  • Communicator Award for audio production

  • Silver Microphone Awards (3)

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