Blair Bess

Textured, Authoritative yet Accessible

Voice Description

Intimate, compelling textured tones. Authoritative yet accessible/approachable. Pioneer of conversational commercial delivery. Wry, sexy urban sound with a wink; very much like Alec Baldwin. Commanding, patriotic narrative style perfectly suited to trailers, promos, and documentaries. Gritty, outdoorsy with hint of machismo (currently heard on all Yamaha Motorsports advertising). Provocative with just a tad bit of snark.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Male
• 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
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I have ISDN in my studio
• 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 offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services

My Home Base

, California, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Accents and Dialects include Mid-Atlantic, Urban Northeast, New York/Brooklyn, Italian, German, Yiddish, Spanish, British, Boston, Chicago, New England.

My Voice Experience

With twenty years experience as a voice actor, I've had the good fortune to be the national spokesperson for some of the most recognizable brands in the marketplace, including: American Express, Blockbuster VIdeo, Hyundai Motors, Yamaha, Prevacid, Tilex, Hallmark Cards, Russell Stover Candy, Dreyer's Ice Cream, Carl's Jr., Serta Mattresses, Ford Dealer Associations, and countless local and regional advertisers. In the on-air promotion realm, I have been the network voice for Fox Family, ABC Family, MSNBC, Fox Sports Network, HBO Boxing After Dark, as well as numerous syndicated promo packages. As a narrator, my work has been heard on series and specials for A&E, Biography, Discovery, History, and TLC. I am also featured as a performer on numerous video games. In front of the camera, I've had recurring and/or guest roles on LA Dragnet, ER, The Practice, Boston Legal, and The Forgotten.

My Training

A.B., English, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Theatre training at: Roundabout Theater, NY; Harry Mastrogeorge, Los Angeles

My Studio Equipment

Home Studio includes: ISDN, mp3/AIFF, FTP, CD recording capabilities. Mackie DFX-6 Mixing Console, ProTools; Sennheiser 416 and Studio Projects C1 microphones.

Additional Skills

Prior to my work as a voice actor, I worked in radio news as an Anchor/Reporter at stations in the New York Metropolitan area as well as freelance work as a Stringer for the AP Radio Network. I also have had extensive experience as both an on-air promo writer and producer for Showtime, The Movie Channel, ABC, CBS, Fox Broadcasting, and NBC in addition to experience in news and reality program production for both ABC and NBC.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

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