I'm Dan Alex Rivera, a remote or on-location non-union voiceover actor and artist based in New York City.
But really, I’m whoever you need me to be.
Good voice-over acting is not just voicing a character, but becoming that character. Living their story. Giving everything they say depth and meaning beyond the spoken words.
As a musician, I learned to listen for and shift subtle nuances, tones, and phrasing to evoke emotions and create meaning. A slight adjustment can change a character’s mood, age, or intention to convey who they really are.
As a visual artist, I honed my creativity at the School of Visual Arts, where I studied Fine Arts and Photography. I know how environment, mediums, contrasting colors, and layering come together to create depth in a work of art. In voiceover acting, I create depth by visualizing a character in their world, thinking about who they’re speaking to, and conveying their tone and situation.
As a lifelong sci-fi and animation enthusiast, watcher, and dreamer, I’ve always been drawn to characters’ incredible stories. Each time I’d pretend to be one of the characters from these imaginary worlds, I wouldn’t just mimic their voice—I’d become them.
As a voiceover actor, throwing myself into an alternate universe with a new identity sparks the same fun and excitement I felt as a kid. Each new project is an adventure I approach with energy, enthusiasm, and professionalism.
If you have a character who needs a breath of life, contact me.