Barry Chiate

Driving, Deep, Promo Guy, Authority, Warm, Wry

Voice Description

Deep, driving voice for action/adventure and sports promos.
Deep, authoritative and personable for news, political spots and PSA's.
Warm, humorous and energy for music promos spots.
Warm and deep for narrations.
Warm, deep and also sexy and fun for commercials.
Smooth and professional for presentations.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Male
• Senior 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
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

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

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, New York, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

French, Irish, German, Japanese accents.

Excellent Rod Serling

Quirky, crazy and fun cartoon voices.

My Voice Experience

I've done national commercials ranging from Pepsi, GM, Halls Cough Drops to Burger KIng. I've done promos for the leading networks, trailers for major movies and spots for top recording artists. I've done political spots for presidential, senatorial and government races. I've done corporate ID pieces for dozens of Fortune 500 companies including Panasonic, IBM, Prudential, Nabisco etc. I have done over a thousand PSA and PR spots for every major industry, governmental agency, national non-profit and foundation.
I have a commanding voice that gets attention and I'm good at what I do. I bring 25 years of experience to your Voice Over needs.

My Training

I have a Master's Degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of Wisconsin. I started doing on-air radio work as a student. I've studied voice over work with the likes of DAWS BUTLER - the original voice of Yogi Bear, Snagglepus, Quick Draw McGraw...etc.
I've taken years of acting classes with well known teachers and coaches in LA and NY.
I've done improvs with the likes of NORMAN LEAR. I've been the voice of the Prudential Insurance cable network. I've done political spots with coaching from ROGER AILES.

I've sung and played guitar on the old folk circuit and I'm a published songwriter with
Motown. Recently I've put on a PRODUCER'S HAT and I'm producing educational videos and putting together presentations for PBS programming. I'm also finishing a re-write of a screenplay that takes a satirical look at the world of advertising, media and hype. I've got some major Hollywood players interested in the story.

My motto is love what you it well...and share it with other people. I am presently working with one of the top VOICE OVER COACHES in the country affectionately known as the "VOICE WHISPERER" who only works with the best of the best and the six and seven figure income range.

My Studio Equipment

I have my own home studio which includes a PRO TOOLS setup with an $800 microphone. I can record and deliver professional quality audio tracks.
I can provide interconnectivity with a phone hookup or SKYPE.
I'm located in Midtown Manhattan and have access to top quality professional recording studios when needed that have reasonable rates.

Additional Skills

I have over 25 years of experience in the VOICE OVER BUSINESS. I especially enjoy doing PROMOS and I like to refer to myself as "THE PROMO GUY." I have an intuitive sense of what kind of a read works with a built in sense of time. I understand the nature of the audience that you are trying to reach and what their different needs may be. I bring knowledge of craft, 25 years of experience and a rich deep baritone voice that commands attention.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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• Barry Chiate was last active on Voice123 157 days ago