Darren Eliker

Warm, Comforting, Friendly, Believable, Gripping

Voice Description

Whether you need the sound of warm comfort, in-your-face attitude, ultra cool, or the guy next door, you can always be sure it will be honest, credible, and real.

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

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

• 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 can deliver edited and finished voice tracks

My Home Base

, Pennsylvania, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Dialects that I am asked to do most commonly are High Brit, Cockney, Australian, Irish, Scottish, American Southern, German, French, Indian, and given a little time, whatever one you prefer for your project.

As for impersonations, I have been used as Christopher Lloyd, Joe Pesci, Jack Nicholson, John O'Hurley's "Mr. Peterman", Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.

My Voice Experience

Darren fell into radio in 1994 while auditioning for acting work. He quickly began plying his acting and versatile voice skills to radio commercials and soon was writing ad copy from a performer's perspective.

At nearly the same time, while working on an industrial film as an on camera lead, he was approached by the Talent Group agency. He soon became one of their most highly requested voiceover actors respected for his versatility, speed, and professionalism.

Over the last 15 years, his voice been featured on thousands of local, regional, and national commercials, and non-broadcast projects. For years he has been the signature voice of Henry Ford Hospital and its affiliates in the Michigan area as well as #1 Cochran, the largest auto dealer in Pittsburgh.

He continues to regularly act on stage having played leading roles in over 25 Pittsburgh stage productions.

He is the star of Take Two Interactive Software's 1998 release of the interactive video game "Black Dahlia" featuring Dennis Hopper and Teri Garr. His voice has also been featured in other Take Two releases.

He currently holds the title of Creative & Production Director at WORD FM, Pittsburgh.

My Training

1992 B.F.A. in Acting - Carnegie Mellon University


My Studio Equipment

I work at a radio station as Production Director.
-ProTools Digital Editing Software
-AT4050 Microphone
-Phone Patch
-ISDN (Zephyr Xtream)

Additional Skills

In addition to my freelance career, I have spent 14 years in radio creative and production services and hold 15 Achievement in Radio Awards including multiple "Best Commercial", "Best Use of Humor", and "Best Individual Performance" awards, a 2001 National Tesla Award for "Best Commercial", and was a 1999 Radio Mercury Award finalist.

Payment Methods Accepted

PayPal
• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency

Contact Information

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