Andy Babinski

Articulate, intelligent, energetic, quirky, snarky

Voice Description

Intelligent, ranging from warm and helpful to nerdy, obnoxious, and superior.
Articulate, clear.
Goofy, innocent, and clueless.
Wry, ironic, sarcastic.
Precise, warm, with a sense of humor.

Adult, amusing, approachable, believable, bright, caring, charming, clean, collegiate, compassionate, confident, conversational, convincing, cool, corporate, cute, dramatic, dry, energetic, engaging, fresh, friendly, fun, funny, genuine, high-energy, humorous, intelligent, kind, nasal, natural, midwest, perky, personable, professional, quick, quirky, real, refreshing, sincere, slacker, smart, smiley, smooth, soft, soothing, sophisticated, spokesperson, spunky, straightforward, strong, sweet, teenage, trustworthy, unique, unusual, upbeat, upscale, versatile, wise, witty, youthful

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - USA and Canada

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

None

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Standard British, Affected Upper Class British, Cockney, Lancaster, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, New York, Southern Hick, Southern Gentleman, New England, New York Jewish

Types: Scrooge, goofy simpleton, bully British officer, nerd, creep (comical or dangerous), very fast talker

People: JFK, Peter Lorre, Dracula, Woody Allen, Katherine Hepburn

My Voice Experience

- For audible.com, the audiobooks for THE COMPLEATE PIGGE by David Niall Wilson and Brett Alexander Savory, A GAME OF BLOOD by Julie Ann Dawson, and INTO THE BLACK by Sean Ellis

I've enjoyed working with my voice ever since I arranged an audio recording of the dialog from THE RETURN OF THE JEDI with my friends when I was nine. Since then, in addition to performing in over 100 plays, I've been in many radio plays and voiced a number of cartoony characters for a web-based educational company in Minneapolis. While in college I read textbooks onto tape for visually impaired students, with material ranging from fictional diaries to philosophy and psychology to automotive breaking mechanics and calculus (my undergraduate degree is in mathematics education).
Creatively, I enjoy playing straightforward, intelligent characters (grounded, naive, or snarky), and I love all things Shakespearean. I have performed in a dozen Shakespearean productions, and have directed 5, where I've found my agility with language translated well into helping others' comprehension. I equally enjoy playing over-top caricatures, especially given the chance to perform multiple characters in one show. I once did four plays in a row where I had to create six or more characters in each, and which I'm proud to say I accomplished without repeating a one (though I do have to admit two of them had their origins in a Scrooge I had developed years before). And speaking of Scrooge, I've created a live one-man CHRISTMAS CAROL, with over 20 characters, which I tour to middle schools. I particularly enjoy learning accents, and currently can do 15 well: Standard British, Affected Upper Class British, Cockney, Lancaster, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, New York, American Southern (2), New England, New York Jewish.
I am helped not just by my acting experience and training (I have an MFA in acting), but by my experience and education with teaching, where successful verbal communication is arguably even more important than in the theatre (as theatre usually has a much larger visual component). I have taught students from college age down to six year olds, and though my education degree is primarily in mathematics, I also picked up teaching endorsements (minors) in Literature, History, the Constitution, and Grammar. The last helps me with complicated or subtle syntax (with my mathematical, decoding brain also lending a hand). I've also enjoyed my share of creative writing, especially enjoying writing dialog or narration in distinct character voices, dialects, or speech patterns, as early as in elementary school. (I particularly loved reading them in front of the class . . . )
My lively and energetic voice matches my working style, which I look forward to sharing with you. Let the collaboration begin!

Textbooks onto tape: Ecology, Education, Baseball Strategy, and the diary of an 18th century Japanese housewife, Philosophy, Psychology, Automotive Breaking Mechanics, Calculus, Queueing Theory

EduWeb (Minneapolis): multiple character voices for DEADWOOD ILLUSTRATED, PEST WORLD FOR KIDS and AMAZING REEF for Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

Radio plays: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW (Ichabod Crane), THE LION IN WINTER, LOVE LETTERS, and ABRA-CADAVER. I also made numerous appearances in skits for the radio program OVER THE BACK FENCE in Minnesota.

Theatrical resume on request (over 100 productions).

My Training

Ongoing voice-over classes with David Lawrence XVII

MFA in acting from Cal State, Fullerton

BS in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Illinois, Chicago

My Studio Equipment

AT2020 USB microphone

Audacity

Additional Skills

See voice over experience.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards

Contact Information

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Demos
Commercial Demo

Traffic radio promo

Pepsi radio spot

Physics

A GAME OF BLOOD

Duckbob

Fast Techie Narration

X-Games Announcer

Dealing with an Angry Customer

Evil Theatregoer