Flo Ayres

Senior, Granny, Political, Mature, Characters

• Flo Ayres is registered with Voice123 since Feb 05, 2008.
• Flo Ayres started his/her voice over career in 1945.
• Currently Flo Ayres is a Standard subscriber.
• Auditions and proposals submitted through Voice123 during the past six months: 0

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Voice Description

Flo Ayres, a 50 year veteran of radio and television, is known in the industry as "the Grand Dame of voiceover" and "the woman with the thousand voices."

From the Muppets to her award-winning children's CD, Doo-zees and Don't-zees, Flo has the talent, experience and range to play any offbeat or quirky character called for, be it female, male or anywhere in between. Her charater voices are so memorable and prized by listeners that she's been called back years or even decades later for reprisals.

Having played a senior voice for commercials and political spots for the past 50 years, Flo can claim to really be in touch with her target audience, as she's now a card carrying member! But don't let the length of Flo's experience fool you into thinking she's an old lady - Flo is still actively in demand for her ability to reach one of the country's largest and most sought after demographics: seniors and retirees.

Want a straight voice? From the single 40-something to the midwestern housewife to the politically charged professional gal to the little ol' lady from Pasadena, and even bubby from the old country, Flo has laid thousands of female spots across the nation, and can meet any female vocal need across the board.

Flo is available for both AFTRA-SAG and non-union work.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Middle Age Female
• Senior Female

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

• English - North American

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Audiobooks
• Documentaries
• 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

• SAG-AFTRA (US)

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I have ISDN in my studio
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

None

My Home Base

Baltimore, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, Maryland, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Unknown - Click here to ask Flo Ayres

My Voice Experience

Flo has recorded radio commercials and narrations for such organizations as National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institute, the American Red Cross, NASA, the National Park Service, the American Cancer Society, the Department of Labor, and countless others.

Flo's extensive experience in the field of education include Jim Henson's Sissy the Skunk character, Sea World Florida narrations, and educational documentary narrations for the National Geographic Society, and programs for the National Education Association (NEA). She has also recently written, produced and published an award winning children's musical CD on manners.

Other notable items in Flo's career include recorded tour guide narrations for The White House, playing Art Buchwald's wife on his nationally syndicated radio series, co-hosting AARP's nationally syndicated radio program "Tuning Into Life," and co-hosting the nationally syndicated radio program "The Heart Of The Matter," sponsored by the National Emergency Medicine Association. Flo also wrote, produced and hosted the nationally syndicated one-hour show "For The Young At Heart" which was heard on the Liberty Works Radio Network.

Flo has taught radio and voice in the Communications Departments of Goucher College, Towson University, and Johns Hopkins University.

My Training

Flo, who actually trained for the stage, used her extraordinary ability to do voices to break into radio in the late 40s. Studios have been her home and honing her craft has been her mantra.

Flo is a founding member of the Baltimore/Washington, DC chapter of AFTRA, and is a member of SAG.

My Studio Equipment

Unknown - Click here to ask Flo Ayres

Additional Skills

Flo also has extensive experience in narration and phone/PBX/on-hold work.

Flo has immediate access to full studio facilities and can arrange professional engineering services for your spot from the region's finest audio engineers.

Flo is available for onsite work in the Baltimore, Washington DC, and Maryland / Delaware eastern shore vicinities.

Flo's career has run the gamut in voiceover presentations, straight sell, hard sell, character... with no age limit restrictions (she has been doing "grannies" since her 20s). Political campaigns date back to the 50s, screaming or cajoling, young or old. Her ability to appeal to seniors on their level has resulted in messages on retirement, health care, medicare-type, public service, recreation and exercise. Her body of work abounts with characters used in animation, computer games and syndicated automobile radio spot campaigns.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

To contact Flo Ayres by email or phone, please click here.

Additional Information

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Demos
Full Commercial Demo

Full Narration Demo

Authoritative (brief)

Folksy (brief)

Senior (brief)

Political (brief)

Straight (brief)

Warm / Sincere (brief)

Full Commercial Demo