For voiceover actors, having a regional accent can be quite limiting. I’m not going to admit how old I was when I realized a singular drawer was not a “draw”, it was just that everyone around me never pronounced the “R” at the end of words. Believe me, it was no easy feat eliminating all traces of my New England accent: Two long years of stepping outside myself, listening to every word that slipped from my mouth. But the satisfaction I get now that I can ask someone “Is it okay to park my car here?” and not have them respond with “Red Sox fan?” made the struggle well worth it. That being said, having a regional accent with the ability to turn it off and on when needed is a fantastic asset in voiceover.