The Eastern European and Russian accents seem to be the preferred choice for video game bad guys and movie villains made for Western audiences. But there is a serious side.
English-speaking Eastern European voice actors are sought after for a variety of other roles too. At Voquent the voice actor agency we produce eLearning, commercials, and telephone messages - all in English with Eastern European accents.
Anyone natively from one of the above countries or regions, speaking in English will be classified as having an Eastern European accent. For some of these regions, we’ve also included a Euro-Neutral equivalent, which is an accent many professional voice actors, broadcasters, and presenters adopt for work on TV and Radio. You can browse from the selection above thanks to the power of Voquent as a worldwide voice actor agency.
However you classify it, Eastern Europe is a huge area with a vast population, with political, religious, and cultural differences.
Choosing a voice actor in English, speaking with an Eastern European accent, is important for many types of business communications or for entertainment across the world. In the UK there is a huge population of immigrant Eastern Europeans and we’ve frequently produced training content and presentations with native Eastern European voice actors for health & safety briefings, public announcements, and internal corporate videos.
We’ve also cast English voice actors with Eastern European accents for video game characters, animations, and audio tours for museums.
The character Dracula is arguably the most famous example of a literary character with an Eastern European accent.
If you don’t find the right Eastern European voice on this page, please contact us – we have access to many more voice actors offline and many studio partners in the region.
Remember also to visit our search page to find voices and listen to voice actors speaking with other regional dialects including Arabic, Scottish, Welsh, and African.
Why select a voice actor with an Eastern European Accent?
An Eastern European accent is often required for:
Native actors are preferred to play characters from Eastern Europe in video games and animations.
Content and training videos for an Eastern European workforce.
And videos for brands seeking to identify themselves with Eastern Europeans.