Derek Harju

Warm, Deep, Resonant, Wry, Gruff, Nerdy, Nervous

Voice Description

I can vary between Warm, Deep and Resonante to Silly, Nerdy and Cartoonish.
My natural voice has a deep, warm, rumble and resonance that has been described as excellent for everything from romantic and intimate reads (Romantic Adverts, Audio books, Two person reads with a female talent, Adult content, etc) as well as being commanding and clear for instructional or informational VO work (Car, Hotel, Business ads, Corporate presentations).

I have a clean, clear pronunciation and intonation, no inherit accent or twang.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Male
• Senior Male

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

• English - British
• 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

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 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

My Home Base

, Arizona, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

I can read multiple characters within the same scene, I can read against my own recordings, using multiple voices and tones in the same script.

Cartoon, character, video game and regional character work:
(Dock workers, cowboy, military, high-register cartoony, nerdy, nervous fool)

British Dialect:
(Queens english, east-ender/posh, cockney/thug)

My Voice Experience

XM/Sirius Advertisements for
"Team Code of Honor" by Blair Singer

Corporate Video and Animation Voice Overs for:
"The Rich Dad Company"
"Rich Dad Poor Dad" Interactive Audio Book by Robert Kiyosaki

Interactive Audio Book Voice Reading and Copywriting for:
"Rich Dad Poor Dad" Interactive Audio Book by Robert Kiyosaki

My Training

Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia and Digital Production
Weekly VO workshopping with Emmy Award winner Marla Finn
British Dialect Classes

My Studio Equipment

At Home:
• 4 Track and Multi XLR mixer to Mac Pro setup
• Multiple Cardiod Mics
• Dedicated home studio space

High Access to:
Pro Studio, Mixer, Mics
Pro 4 person audio booth
Pro audio tech

Additional Skills

VO related skills:
High intensity, able to change characters on the fly, copywriting skills, extremely expansive vocabulary.

Outside knowledge:
Web Development, graphic design, fitness and nutrition (crossfit and strongman trainer)

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Derek Harju by email or phone, please click here.

• Currently Derek Harju is a Standard subscriber.
• Derek Harju was last active on Voice123 17 days ago

Demos
American Justice TV Promo

The New F-150