Don Cosgrove

Everyman, authoritative trainer & fun characters

• Don Cosgrove is registered with Voice123 since 2003-10-30.
• Don Cosgrove started his/her voice over career in 1972.
• Currently Don Cosgrove is a Standard subscriber.
• Auditions and proposals submitted through Voice123 during the past six months: 0
• Don Cosgrove was last active on Voice123 237 days ago

Voice Description

Authoritative, conversational, knowledgable, warm, comic, sincere, everyman, nostalgic, comic, downscale, upscale, conversational, spokesperson, sexy, fun, announcer, narrator, etc.

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
• Podcasts
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
• Cartoon/Animation

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 have ISDN in my studio
• 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

• I offer copywriting services
• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer voice direction services

My Home Base

TWIN CITIES, Minnesota, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Old man, upscale British, donscale American, hick, eastern European Dracula and cartoon types and fun voices too numerous to mention and too creative to easily describe.

My Voice Experience

RADIO COMMERCIALS: VoiceOver Skills, including Narrator and Spokesperson, (Representative Listing)
3M Company (multiple) General Motors Target
Cadillac Northwest Airlines Bachman’s European Flower
Markets Cub Foods Wells Fargo Easter Seal Telethon
Purina Coca-Cola Minnesota Vikings Wisconsin Electric
U.S. Armed Forces Educational-Advertising PHP Health Plan
Lynn Rose Stores Schmitt Music Nash-Finch Children’s Miracle NetworkTelethon Cargill MN Science Museum
Northrup King Red Owl/Country Stores Park Nursery
King Koil Jantzen Better Homes & Gardens Waterbed Gallery North Central Florists Wisconsin Telephone 3M Scotch Window Kits WTCN 11 Warehouse Markets

VOICE-OVER NARRATION, MULTIMEDIA, CD ROM, AUDIO BOOKS, VOICE MESSAGING, ETC.: (Representative Listing)
Lutheran Brotherhood State of North Dakota State of Minnesota American Video Network Prentice-Hall
3M Company (multiple) General Mills Purina American Lutheran Church ‘Star Trek’ Laser Show Voluntary Action
Bureau ITT IDS FMC Sacred Heart Church National Car Rental Kellogg CDC (multiple) Toastmasters
Professional Research Golle & Holmes, Inc. Woolworths
Challenged Citizens of America John Deere Western Electric
MN Energy Agency Ginn Publishing Kent Feed Electronic
Fingerprinting Wilson Learning Corp. Goodwill/Easter Seal Cenex Boise Cascade St. Paul Companies United Way (multiple) Capp Homes Monsanto Onan, Inc. Augsburg Publishing Society of Audio Consultants Micom, Inc.
Retail Bakers of America Pentax NAPA Gelco Betz Homes
Emerald City Productions Concourse, Inc. Johnson & Higgins
Integrated Strategies, Inc. Guild Publishing Kingsbury Homes

TV COMMERCIALS - ACTOR/SPOKESPERSON:
(Representative Listing)
Wards (multiple Levi-Strauss Full Service Banks Polaris
Phillips Distributors General Mills MN Energy Agency MN Science Museum First Banks MGM Liquor Warehouse
Brown Shoes Bachman’s K-Tel Datsun Dealers Northrup King Knox Lumber Treflan Airens Motors Satellite Kite
Country Store Tiger Toys Litton Microwaves WCCO TV
Union Bank Abbott-Northwestern MN Federal NSP/Wisconsin Brenton Bank

ON-CAMERA ACTOR - INDUSTRIALS: (Representative Listing)
AT&T 3M Company (multiple) Ford Motors General Mills
Country Kitchen American Jewelry Home Video Network Wilson Learning Corp. (multiple) Sun Valley Health Connecticut Mutual Hewlett-Packard Lutheran Brotherhood rctic Cat Snowmobiles IDS (multiple) CDC (multiple) Northern States Power DuPont Alpha & Associates Minnegasco IBM Minnesota Mutual American Medical
Systems U.S. Armed Forces (multiple) Commercial Credit ADC CPT Enfamil Honeywell, Inc. Prudential Insurance
U.S. West

ON-CAMERA SPOKESPERSON/NARRATOR - INDUSTRIALS: (Representative Listing)
3M Company (multiple) Target Twin City Federal United Way (multiple) K-Tel IDS (multiple) First Banks Bekin Lines U. S. Postal Service Control Data Corp. Wilson Learning Corp. Pickwick Comserv (MSA) Honeywell, Inc.
NSP/Wisconsin Minnesota Federal LDM Minnesota Mutual
Don Horton Assoc. Hi-Vee Foods

THEATRICAL RELEASE MOTION PICTURES, TELEVISION SHOWS ON-CAMERA & VOICE-OVER ACTING/AUDITIONING TEACHER

Rachel River, drama, screenplay by Judith Guest; casket salesman
Blood Hook (Muskie Madness), horror/comedy; gynecologist
A Heart Lies Beneath…. Television pilot for the Sundance Institute & Viacom
PBS Arts Alive After School Special, Social Studies teacher
WCCO’s national award-winning The One Who Stole at Christmas, father
Radio Theater with Firesign Theater’s David Ossmann & Phil Procter
The Talent Center
The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
Multiple Corporations
Learning Annex & Community Education venues

Recorded several Audio Books, including Black Holes & Baby Universes, Homeopathy & Allopathic, & multiple fiction books

PRINT: (Representative Listing)
3M Company (Multiple) Honeywell, Inc. CitiBank General Mills
Wards Northwest Airlines Western Electric Format Magazine Carroll’s Furniture Singer Sewing Machines Cargill
CDC (multiple) Harley-Davidson Conklin Company Car Quest Auto Supplies Lawyers Service American Family Insurance Phillips Distributors American Medical Systems Eastern Airlines Minn Business Journal Burlington Northern Exec-U-Kit Custom, Inc. Aid Insurance MGM Liquor Warehouse
Conklin Company Rosemount Engineering Winnebago Lite’n Crunchy Cereal Softsoap


Theater, Directing, Instructional and Writingresumes available upon request

My Training

6 years with Fortune 500 Company creating media training and education materials. Multitude of theater roles with professional theaters in Twin Cities, MN, San Francisco and Edinburgh, Scotland.
Double Major Psychology/English degree
Training voice-over and on-camera talent for decades at major corporations, colleges and theaters, including the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN.
Teach advanced workshops in commercial voice-over, audio books, narration and internet voice work.

My Studio Equipment

Several professional microphones, Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio software; newish, quality computer, mic stands, music stands for scripts, requisite cables, etc.

Additional Skills

Creative and fun characterizations [have done voices of perfume that glows in the dark, various vegetables and fruits, several animals, infants, space aliens, robitic, Narrator/Spokesperson, Conversation, Friendly, Comic, Upscale, Downscale, Notalgia, Sensuous, Hard Sell, Unique Styles, Unreal Voices, Very Old Codgers]; Voice Overs, Writing, juggling, gardening.
Extensive experience on both sides of the microphone and camera.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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