Some might say a husband voice is predictable, but they would be wrong. Of course, men who are married have the same title, but it doesn’t mean they speak the same. However, we could say there are clusters of
husband voices dictated by the nature of the marriage and the man’s personality. A husband who is a family man wouldn’t speak the same way as another who got married for the sake of it. Which husband do you want to depict in your project? Once you figure that out, everything else will be breezy.
Ideally, a husband voice should be carling and loving. Husbands should be compassionate towards their wives, but that isn’t always the case. If you’re working with ideal circumstances, by all means, cast a voice
actor with a loving voice. However, if you’re using your voice-over project to highlight the challenges married couples go through, there are many husband voices to choose from.
Many husband voices target married couples and those who are working their way to marriage. Often, the challenges people go through this institution are overlooked. You would think that spending the rest of your life with the love of your life would be easy, but it’s not. Many people end up marrying for the wrong reasons and find out later that it was not worth it.
The kind of husband voice you’re casting determines its characteristics and voice range. However, an ideal husband voice should be gentle, caring, loving, understand, and endearing. If masculinity is essential for the project, include this as well.