Gregg Irwin

Baritone, Accents, Evil, Proper, Geek, Avg Joe

Voice Description

I am a musical theatre bass/baritone and also a somewhat geeky programmer-type. Enunciation is a key ingredient in my theatre performances. I can speak very fast, sometimes unintentionally.

While I haven't done a full-length show as a woman, I've done a number of character/caricature women's bit parts. At the other end of the spectrum, I've performed the voice of the plant in 'Little Shop of Horrors' and the dual role of Jekyll and Hyde in the musical of the same name.

I pick up accents quickly, and can vary their strength from subtle to stereotype. I've been mistaken as a native Englishman, German, and Australian, but most people are easy to fool.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• 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
• Adult content
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

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

, Idaho, United States

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

North American, Midwestern, Neutral,
Californian (valley dude, surfer),
Western (cowboy, old miner, Easterner),
Southern (Gentleman's drawl), New York, East Coast,

Effeminate, Gay, Redneck, Hick, Snob, Idiot, Nerd, Geek, Professor, Slimeball, ne'er-do-well, Satan,

Standard American Stage, Proper British, Cockney,

Irish, Scottish, Australian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Eastern European (e.g. Russian, Slavic), Northern European (Scandinavian), East Indian

My Voice Experience

My first voice-over work was in theme parks, for Knott's Berry Farm in California, and Disney MGM Studios in Florida. These included general park announcements, show introductions, and character voices. I've done radio spots for small businesses, live and pre-recorded introductions for stage productions, and acted as Master of Ceremonies for formal and informal events.

I got the gig at Disney MGM studios almost by accident. I had gone for an interview in a technical position, and showed up very early in the morning. The interviewer thought I had a nice voice, and I told him I had performed in the past. Since few actors were there that early, he suggested I go audition. I did, completely unprepared, and was hired as one of the original emcees for the park, hosting the Monster Sound Show, Superstar Television, and interviewing celebrities that came to the park.

I can do a little Sean Connery, Jimmy Stewart, Elvis (who doesn't?), Kermit, Miss Piggy, Mickey Mouse, etc., but really just a little.

My Training

My formal training was in theatre at CSULB, with Jan Gist as my stage diction professor. The rest of my training has been trial-by-fire and trying not to look like an idiot in front of a live audience. I've performed with Civic Light Opera companies, and regional and community theatre groups in over 40 musicals (and a few non-musicals). Most years I perform with a Dickens-style Christmas caroling group (as a bass and spokesperson).

I love words and language, and always try to serve and improve them.

My Studio Equipment

I have mostly live sound gear these days, including some condenser mics and a small effects rack and mixer. Nothing fancy right now. If there's something I need to acquire for a gig I do. I have some basic audio processing software but, again, nothing fancy (I haven't needed it).

I am a sound tech as much as I am a performer, and ran the recording studio at Knott's Berry Farm for three years (back in the day when you had to razor edit on blocks, uphill, in the snow, both ways). Yeah, I can edit waveforms now too.

Additional Skills

I am a mild-mannered software developer by day...well, maybe not mild mannered, but I can act the part. Diplomacy and plumbing make the world go 'round, details matter, and the tag line for my company is "It's all about communication".

I'm a bit of throwback in some ways, with a love of musical theatre, quite a collection of LPs, and episodes of the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre I listened to as a kid.

A sense of wonder is a wonderful thing.

I love being affected by a great performance, including old radio shows, and desire to affect others the same way.

Payment Methods Accepted

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

Contact Information

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Demos
Aussie Documentary

Old miner theme park announcer

Voice123 Test project demo