Published on June 29th, 2017 | by TLV News0
Oxford Teacher Resigns to Pursue Acting Career
Andy Field, a teacher at Oxford Middle School, resigned from teaching in May to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time voice actor.
Field, who has taught in Oxford for five years, has been a part-time voice actor for three years. He had a professional studio built, and also built a large enough client list, he says, to go full-time.
“I have some agents and some big clients, but I really just needed the time during the day to find more work, and my teaching job was slowing that down,” Field says.
Although he’s recorded national TV commercials for Virgin Mobile, Walmart, and Homewood Suites, and is a major voice in the wildly popular horror video game Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, Field says the bulk of his business is much less glamorous. He’s recorded local radio commercials, corporate narrations, real estate tours, YouTube videos, on-hold phone messages, documentaries, audiobooks, and much more.
But his eye, he says, is on the booming e-learning market.
“Every business out there, from the local ones to the Fortune 500, is doing e-learning these days,” Field says. “E-Learning should grow into a $350 billion industry in the next 10 years.”
Field says small business owners are often reluctant to contact him because of his national-level credits, but they shouldn’t be. “There’s big bucks in the big jobs,” he says, “but the little jobs add up, too. I’m not too big to record a local commercial or a phone message. And every business, no matter how small, needs a video presence online, and a voiceover makes all the difference.”
All of his contact information and samples of his work can be found at his website, www.andyfieldvoiceover.com.